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VOL. LIV. NO. 244.
THE APGUS. SATURDAY, JULY 29, 1903. TWELVE PAGES.
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From Colon Detained
UP TO THE EGANS
PRESS IS WARLIKE
UPHELD BY STEAD
Cousins for the Third Time Bat
tling for Western Golf
Russian Sentiment Changes at
Attorney General Declares Peti
tion of Half Property Own
Time of Peace Conference
Of J I HE iiOAD
CREW HAD DISEASE
Mississippi Uses Members of
Militia in Enforcing the
New York, July 29. Seventeen per
mjdh were removed from the steamer
Segudanca and transferred to the de-
tention hospital for observation when
the steamer arrived from Colon today
Two of these were first class, five sec
ond class passengers, and 10 members
of the steamer's crew. ElfTht of the
crew had teen ill during the entire
voyage. Four members of the crew
suffering from yellow fever were re
moved from the steamer just prior to
her departure from Colon.
lIlrra Kaforrr Quai-antlar.
Jackson, Miss., July 29. Gov. Varda
man has returned from the gulf coast
where he went for a conference with
the marine, hospital service men and
reports yellow fever quarantine mat
ters in good shape. The governor has
placed Adj. (Jen. Fridge in charge of
the quarantine service and the latter
has Issued orders to the soldiery to
maintain the quarantine at the point ot
Kaldlera Sot Called Out.
Although Gov. Vardaman nas placed
Adj. Gen. Fridge In charge of the
quarantine against Ixulsiana he has
not called out the state militia. Fridge
has been given seven officers and pri
vates of the National guard to aid him
In enforcing his orders.
('Irkn Ball Tram.
Atlanta. Ga., July 29. The New Or
leans Southern league baseball team
will be compelled to lay idle Monday
and Tuesday of next week and their
dates at Birmingham will have to be
postponed. This action is on account
of the quarantine regulations which
will prevent the team from entering
the state until 10 days have elapsed
after leaving infected cities.
All Kroro Old lafrftloa.
New Orleans. July 29. Official re
ports of the city board of health to the
state board, of 21 new cases and three
deaths, makes a total of 227 cases and,
67 deaths to date, indicate a very slight
spread of yellow fever here and con
tinues to show all cases are traceable
to the original infection.
Eighteen new cases are Italians, one
an American, one a Frenchman and
one German. All but five are below
Canal street, and most of them In the
French market section. Two of the
three deaths are of Italians. There Is
still no report of new cases from out
Mar Oatald f'aaea.
A report was made today of two
cases of yellow fever on the Will wood
plantation, near Waggaman, Jefferson
parish. The patients are convalescent,
liotb cases had been screened and iso
lated, and no further infection is ap
prehended. Will Pro Iff t Itllaola.
Springfield. III.. July 29. Dr. Egan.
of the state board of health, has been
sent to Cairo to confer with the au
thorities ou means to be adopted for
the protection of Illinois In case yellow
fever extends further northward.
All raurnirn Hrlranrd.
New York, July 29. All the passen
gers of the steamer Almo. from Gal
veston who were transferred to Hoff
man's island yesterday, were released
today. The Almo passengers were de
famed on suspicion some of the num
ber might be suffering from yellow
Tar Oeataa la final.
Washington. D. C. July 29 The
isthmian canal commission has reeeiY
ed a cablegram from Gov. Magooo re
porting three deaths from yellow
EJECTED TO COUNCIL HIS VOTE BREAKS DEADLOCK AND HE IS
ABLE TO CONTROL MAKING OF MUNICIPAL APPOINT
MENTS AN ADDICKS REPUBLICAN.
Wilmington. Del.. July 29. Thomas
W. Postles. a negro, is political bos of
this city for the time being. He was
elected alderman by a fluke as an Ad
dicks republican, but unexpectedly
failed to line up with the republican
members. He even went so far a to
form an alliance with the democrats,
and as there are six democrats in the
council and six white republicans, be
be has been able by trimming between
OTHER ASPIRANTS WORSTED
Rain Confines Play to First Nine Holes
Chandler Ahead in the First
Glen View, III., July 29. E. Chandler
Egan defeated Walter Egan for the
western golf amateur championship, 3
up 2 to play.
Chicago, July 29. H. Chandler Egan.
present champion, and Walter E. Egan.
the former title holder, are today bat
tling for western golf premier honors.
Owing to severe rains of the past two
days a large portion of the land Is in
undated and required today's play to
be confined to four times around the
first nine holes. At the end of the
first round Chandler Egan was 1 up on
Chicago, July 29. For the third
time in four years the Egan cousius
will battle for the championship of the
Western Golf association. Yesterday
at Glen View, in the semi finals, H.
Chandler Egan defeated Runcie B.
Martin, of the Jackson Park club by 4
up and 3 to play, while Walter Egan
disposed of Joseph S. De Moss, of the
Tuscumbia club of Wisconsin, 5 up and
3 to play.
These victories again give the George
R. Thorne trophy, emblematic of the
western championship, to the Exmoor
Country club, where it has reposed for
the last four years, thanks to the
prowess of the national champion and
his Illustrious cousin, Walter. Today's
long battle at 3C holes merely will de
cide which branch of the family will
take the championship and the gold
READY FOR CONFLICT
Every Abie-Bodied Citizen Member of
Organization to Fight
Vladivostok. Juiy 29. In, anticipa
tion; of a Japanese bombardment, the
commandant of the fortress has issued
rules for the protection of property and
preventing a spread of fires. The city
has been divided into sections and all
able bodied inhabitants will be requir
ed to participate in extinguishing such
READY FOR TROUBLE
AT BUENOS AYRES
Measures Taken to Head Off Revolt
Threatened in the Argentine
Duenos Ayres. July 29. In view ot
reported threats of an outbreak by rev
olutionists precautionary measures of
the government have now been ex
tended to the navy. All vessels ar
moored In the roads, prepared for any
eventuality. Radicals say the alarm is
without foundation and allege that it Is
fostered to prevent congress from vot
ing amnesty for those in the army and
In civil life who were engaged in the
BURNS HAD THE BEST OF IT
Agreement Prevented Award of
tory Over Hugo Kelly.
Ixw Angeles. Cal.. July 29. Before a
crowd of 4.IMHI persons at tne Pacific
Athletic club, Hugo Kelly of Chicago,
and Tom Burns of Detroit, fought 20
rounds today. Burns had all the better
of the fight and punished his opponent
considerably, but owing to an agree
ment between the opponents that If
both were ou their feet at the end of
the 20th round that the referee declare
the battle a draw. It was thus de
cided. Glass Workers Break Up Confab.
Atlantic City. N. J.. July 29. All ne
gotiations between the Amalgamated
workers and their employers in con
ference here are off for the present.
the two to absolutely control municipal
Missouri Hen is Busy.
Jefferson City, Mo.. July 29. The
Missouri hen. always a busy bird, work
ed overtime last year, according to the
reports reaching the state offices. In
11 counties a total of 1.081.978.560 eggs
was produced, or more than one dozen
for every man, woman and child in the
IS AT FAULT
Standard Oil Officers Be
yond Reach of Taze
well Grand Jury.
SAYS STATE OFFICER
Could Only Be Arrested on Bill
Found In Their Home
Peoria, 111.. July 29. Guy B Taylor,
former auditor, and Crlttenton P. Col
lins, vice president of the standard Oil
company in 1898, will not be arrested
on indictments returned by the Taze
well county grand jury at Pekin some
Muat Bp la Home Slat.
State's Attorney Shaeffer is in re
ceipt of an opinion from the attorney
general's office saying in order to make
the indictments effective it would have
to be drawn by a grand jury in the
same state in which the men live. This
will probably end the case against
REGULATION OF CARE OF
LIVE STOCK IN TRANSIT
Provided for in New Rules Issued by
the Department of Agri
culture. Washington, July 29. Regulations
for the shipment of live stock under
the 28-hour law in the matter of feed.
rest and water have been completed
by the department of agriculture. The
recommendations of Dr. D. E. Salmon,
on which the regulations are based,
provide that there shall extend along
the sides of each car, from the doors
to the ends, serviceable racks, each
lineal foot of which shall have a ca
paslty of one cubic foot, and semi-cy-lindrical
watering troughs of galvaniz
ed or cast iron, not less than seven
inches deep and 12 inches wide, both
of which must be so placed that they
can be filled and emptied from the out
side of the car. Food and water are to
be supplied at intervals not exceeding
28 hours, and in supplying water each
car is to be stopped at least five min
utes and the troughs kept filled with
clear water. There shall be room in
each car for at least one-third of the
cattle to lie down at the same time. In
a 3G-foot car the number of cattle al
lowed ranges from 12 head of an aver
age weight of 1,800 pounds to 23 of an
average weight of 700 pounds.
COL. MANN IN IGNORANCE
Ousts Editor for Starting "Smart Set"
Without His Knowledge.
New York, July 29. Charles Stikes
Wayne, managing editor of Town Top
ics, has been removed by W. D. Mann,
of the publication. Mr. Wayne was
confidential assistant to Col. Mann.
The Town Topics owner said that Mr.
Wayne had been without Col. Mann's
knowledge a promoter of a publication
called "American Smart Set." Charles
H. Able, said to be an agnt for "Amer
ica's Smart Set' is under arrest, charg
ed by Edwin M. Post, a broker, with at
tempted blackmail. Mr. Wayne resign
ed his connection with "America's
SIXTEEN KILLED IN RIOTS
Official Report of Casualties in Four
St. Petersburg. July 29. The offi
cial list of casualties during the recent
four days rioting at Nizhni Novgorod
shows 16 killed and 53 wounded.
HARVEST HANDS WANTED
Thousand Men Needed in Wheat Ftleds
of North Dakota.
Des Moines,. Iowa, July 29. One of
the most urgent calls for harvest hands
received in this city came yesterday
from North Dakota, when a local em
ployment firm was notified that 1,000
men were wanted in that state to har
vest the wheat crops.
Kills Self to Escape Arrest.
Minneapolis. July 29. Andrew Hol
llston, a prominent young man of this
city last night shot and killed himself
at his father's home in the presence of
and officer, who was there to arrest
him on a charge of forging two small
Three Girls Drown While Bathing.
Vancouver, Wash.. July 29. Three
young women were drowned in the Co
lumbia river off Government island
Gen. Macao's Widow Dead.
Santiago, .Cuba. July 29. The widow
of Gen. Antonio Maceo is deaj here.
JAPS READY FOR ARMISTICE
Envoys Expect Fighting to End When
Sessions Are Begun at Ports
mouth. St. Petersburg, July 29. The tone of
the Russian press grows more warlike
as the peace conference draws nigh
and the government on all sides is urg
ed to resist humiliating demands even
at the cost of continuing the war. The
Russ which has now the largest liberal
following. finds the Japanese delegates
far from moderate and sees little
chance of the conference ending suc
cessful! y, if Mr. Sato has correctly
stated the position, but it appears to
believe that Baron Komura's spokes
man is acting on his own responsibil
ity, or scents a possible bluff to have
the way for the acceptance of the ac
tual and more moderate terras by Jap
Heady far Armlntlre.
-ew iorK, juiy zv. inquiry was
made of Mr. Sato, Baron Komura's
spokesman, as to the attitude of the
Japanese on the question of an armis
tice, and he replied: "Japan is per
fectly willing to agree to an armistice
after the credentials of both commis
sions have been examined and verified.
Ia Flrt Iaty.
"The admission of credentials must
necessarily be the first duty of the
peace delegates, to ascertain that all
are qualified to act in the capacity to
which they are represented. In the
negotiations for peace that ended the
Chinese war, I remember there was
much delay because the credentials of
one of the Chinese plenipotentiaries
did not bear the emperor's seal grant
ing him plenary powers.
Dn-Inrm for Arm la tier.
"However. I think an armistice will
be agreed upon after the commission
ers enter formally upon their work. It
has been the custom in all peace ne
gotiations to cease hostilities during
the convention of the peace plenipo
tentiaries." BOOM FOB BRYAN
Started by Wisconsin Democrats
Looking to Next Presiden
BIG BANQUET AT MADISON
But Nebraskan Says It Is Too Early to
Pick Out Leaders Going to
Madison. Wis.. July 29. W. J. Bryan
was proposed as the democratic nom
inee for piesident in 1908 at a banquet
given him by the democrats of Wis
consin. The proposal was made by T.
E. Ryan, the Wisconsin member of the
democratic national committee. The
announcement was received with wild
cheering by the 500 democrats present.
When Mr. Bryan arose to respond to
the toast in his honor he was received
with tremendous cheers which contin
ued several minutes, the banqueters
rising and waving napkins and hand
kerchiefs. The climax was the stirring
Mr. Bryan said it was too early to
discuss the standard bearer of the par
ty for three years hence. The question
of policies and principles was the over
whelming one just now.
;Iok to IOuropr.
He said that he was about to take an
extended European trip in order to
bring back what he could to promote
good government. He thought tnat u
was a good time for him to go now oe-
cause there were no prospects of the
senate and the president getting to
gether on any imjortant matter for a
4. oar Oif or Two 1 fr.
Madison. Wis.. July 29. W. J. Bryan
today told an intimate friend he would
soon start for a trip around tne worm,
the trip to last from one to two years.
He will join Mrs. Bryan in Japan, for
which country she has started.
KILLED ON WAY TO DAKOTA
Earl Cook Meets Death at Clinton En-
route to Wheat Fields.
Clinton. Iowa. July 29. Earl Cook, ot
Colma, Mich., a farm hand on his way
to the Dakota wheat fields, was killed
here last night by the cars. He had ar
rived in the city early in the evening
nA was nreoarine to continue his jour
ney when the accident occurred.
WILSON DENIES HE
WILL QUIT OFFICE
Washington. Julv 29 Secretary
Wilson, of the department of agricul
ture, today characterized as wuouj
vithnm fminrlaiirra" the rtorv that he
will resign from tne cabinet because
of the exposure of the cotton leak.
Fifty Injured on Little
Rock & Fort Smith
ANOTHER FATAL CRASH
Passenger on Iron Mountain
Meets Disaster and Several
Fort Smith. Ark.. July 29. Fifty
people were injured in a wreck on the
Little Rock & Fort Smith railway at
St. Louis, July 29. A southbound
passenger train on the St. Louis, Iron
Mountain & Southern road was wreck
ed today at Diaz. Ark., the engineer
and fireman being killed.
Thirteen passengers and two mail
clerks were injured. One passenger
was seriously hurt. The wreck was
caused by a misplaced switch.
DEFICIT IS LESS
THAN A YEAR AGO
Some Consolation in the Fact That for
Month of July It Was But
Washington. July 29. The monthly
statement of the government receipts
and expenditures which will be issued
by the treasury department Aug. 1 will
show receipts for July, 1905, were ap
proximately $49,100,000; expenditures
$02,860,000, leaving a deficit for the
month of $I3,SO,imh. The deficit
July was $17,300,(100.
DISMISSES BEST AGENT
A. C. Haynes Let Out of Employ of
Equitable by Morton.
New York. July 29 I'resideiU Paul
Morton of the Equitable Life Assur
ance society summarily dismissed yes
terday the chief general agent for New-
York, Archibald C. Haynes. who was
at the top of the list of Equitable agents
in securing business. Mr. Morton's
ltter was as follows:
"You are hereby notified that the
agreement made between the society
and yourself, dated Dec. 15, 1M'!. to
gether with all agreements modifying
said contract or supplementary thereto.
s hereby terminated forthwith without
prejudice to any claims which the so
ciety may now or at any future time
lave against you."
The reason for this dismissal is the
open criticism which Mr. Haynes has
leveled at the management of the Equit
able and his conflict with Vice Presi
dent Tarbell, head of the agency de
partment. TEUTONIC BADLY DAMAGED
Fire Rages on Big Liner at New York
Pier for an Hour.
New York. July 29. The White Star
Atlantic liner Teutonic was badly dam
aged by fire last night, and may not be
able to resume its trips across tiie
ocean for some time. During the fire
three members of the crew found them
selves hemmed in b the flames and
were carried to the pier In an uncon
scious condition by the firemen. The
fireboat McClellan and the fire engines
threw water on the flames for more
than an hour. The fire, presumably
due to defective insulation, started in
the electrician's room.
BLOW FROM BASE BALL FATAL
Young Son of R. A. Grout, Auditor of
Rock Isrand Road, Dead.
Cedar Rapids. Iowa, July 29 Lloyd
C. Grout, aged 15, son of R. A. Grout,
traveling auditor of the Rock Island
railway was struck on the head by a
base ball yesterday while playing in a
game here, and died in a few hours.
Knockout for Nelson.
San. Francisco, July 29. Dattling
Nelson arrived in Truckee. which is a
wide open mountain town, yesterday.
While he was washing the alkali dust
from his throat at one of the saloon
bars, four hay balers crowded in and
separated Battling from his glass of
lemonade. He protected when they
saseed him. There were thing doing,
and three had been knocked out before
the amaied hayseeds were aware that
they had run against a hard hitter.
May Remove Lombard College.
Peoria. 111., July 29. Negotiations for
the removal of Lombard college from
Galesburg are under way. 'resident
Fisher is in Peoria considering a pos-
j slble location.
Though Old Method Is Also Legal In
terpretation of Law Being Pro
ceeded Under Here.
In response to a letter from the offi
cials of Joliet. asking for a definite
ruling on the effecv of the amendment
to the special assessment law recently
enacted. Attorney General Stead has
forwarded an opinion that will be ot
pertinent interest in all the cities and
villages of Illinois. The attorney gen
eral now insists that petitions represent
ing at least one-half the abutting prop
erty are no longer a condition prece
dent to such improvements as paving,
water mains and sewers.
Xay 1'rot-! With Drala.
"That was my advice to the commit
tee at its meeting Thursday evening
with reference to the southwest drain,"
said City Attorney Olson with refer
ence to the opinion. "Today 1 received
a copy of the opinion from the city at
torney at Joliet. and it appears we are
all after the same thing the power to
improve without petitions. This is
simply getting back to the first prin
cipals. That section 4 is the one that
has made most of the trouble and ev
ery legislature amends it.
"For years this state had no pro
vision for improvement by special as
sessment, the newer western states
preceding us with this. Along in is5
a law was enacted authorizing improve
ments without requiring the petition
of the property owners, and a portion
Second avenue was paved under that
law. Thun they amended t'-e section,
with the effect that petitions were
necessary, and now we are back to
where we were 2u years ago. The
council may prceed with the drain,
and the funds to pay for it will come
not only from the owners of abutting
property, but from others who receive
benefit, some being appropriated from
the city treasury."
"The local improvement act was first
passed in 1S97," said the attorney gen
eral. "Section i of that act was amend
ed by an a t approved April 1K99,
and two acts were passed in 1903.
which purported to amend section 4
as amended by the act of 1S99. but
said acts wero held unconstitutional
by the supreme court. Consequently,
the act of 1Vj7. as amended by the act
of 1S99. was held to be the true section
4 of this law prior to the passage ol
the act of 19n5.
.No Petition ltrqulred.
"It is suggested that even if the act
of 19o5 is effective to amend section 4.
that the provisions of section 34 would
require a petition of one-half of the
owners or property abutting on any
street, alley, park or public place, or
portion thereof, before a local improve
ment could be made. Section 34 is as
it was before the act of 1905, and doubt
less referred, prior to that act, to the
petition of abutting property owners
which the statutes then required; yet
it does not necessarily follow that that
section would require, since the amend
ment of 1905, the petition of abutting
property owners shall be a condition
precedent to the making of a local im
"It is a reasonable, construction and
the one which, in my opinion, the
courts would adopt, that wtienever the
owners of one-half of the property abut
ting ou any street, alley, park, public
place, or portion thereof, shall petition
for any local improvements thereon,
the board of local improvements shall
take steps, as required by the provi
sions of the act. for a hearing thereon,
but this provision does not exclude the
idea that such steps may be taken at
the election of the board of local im
provements without such a petition,
and there being no restrirtkm any
where else in the act upon the powef
of the board of lcal improvements to
originate a scheme for any local Im
provement without a petition, but. on
the other hand, that power having bent
expressly given by section 7. it is my
opinion that the power to make lcal
improvement, without such petition, as
required in section 3. as amended by
the act of 1S99. will be hel l to exist."
MOSES HAAS HEED HOT ANSWER QUESTIONS
JUDGE HOLDS RECALCITRANT WITNESS IN COTTON LEAK CASE IS
JUSTIFIED BY FEAR HE WILL INVOLVE HIMSELF
IN CRIMINAL CHARGES.
Washington. July 29. In the pro
ceeding against the recalcitrant wit
ness. Moses Haas, of New York, In the
cotton report leakage case. Judge
Wright held that Secretary Wilson's
report puts Haas In the attitude of a
defendant in criminal proceedings and
he could not be required to answer
(,ueT i..n. tending to incriminate him
He issued an order requiring an
swers to questions as to whether he
Board Special Train for
Kioto at To-kio.
GIVEN GRAND SENDOFF
High Officers at Station Ex
pect to Return on
Tokio. July 29. Secretary Taft and
party left for Kioto on a special train
this evening receiving an enthusiastic
sendoff at Shinbashi station from a
distinguished assemblage including
court, civil, military and naval official's
and bankers and other mercantile rep
The gathering was typical of" that
which received the party on the arrival
here and included the Ladies' Relief
association, members of which present
ed flowers to Miss Roosevelt.
Matlam Toko Tbrrr.
Among the ladies was Madame Togo,
wife of Admiral Togo, whose quiet, un
ostentatious manner attracted m
small attention as reflecting prominent
characteristics of her husband. Hearty
cheers and "banzais" were joined In
by the unusually undemonstrative men
of rank and position as the train left
the station. Long before the hour ot
departure the streets near the station
were lined with delegates from differ
ent sections of the city holding lan
terns bearing their respective marks.
Itrturn Vli.lt IMaaanl.
Seldom has a foreign, party received
so brilliant and pretty a sendoff. Sec
retary Taft's return visit on the way to
the I'nited States is looked forward to
ATTORNEY DAY OUT
Appointment of Milton D. Purdy to
Succeed Him Announced By
Boston, July 29. The resignation of
Assistant General Attorney William A.
Day and the appointment of Milton D.
Purdy to succeed him was announced
today by Attorney General Moody, who
is in the city today on his return from
a vacation in Maine.
PARENTS OF 27 CHILDREN
Ail But Three of Offspring of Wiscon
sin Pair Are Living.
Appleton, Wis.. July 29. Census
takers have found what is believed to
be the largest family in the state in
the posterity of Mr. and Mrs. Anton
Verkuilen of Llttlu Chute. They are
the parents of 2" children, all but three
of whom are living. The father l 54
years old and the mother 55. They
were married June 1. 1S75. and among
their offspring are three pairs of twins.
Of the 21 children still living. 12 are
boys. Five of tin children are married
a ud the oldest miii is the father of five
STEALS HORSE; STARTS FIRE
Unknown Incendiary Drives Fifteen
Miles With Stolen Animal.
Sterling. III., July 29. After stealing
Samuel Elgin's hore from his barn in
this city, an unknown incendiary last
night drove 15 miles, setting fire to
Mr. Elgin's creamery. The building
was a complete wreck. The loss is es
timated at $5.00(1.
Gaynor Greene Case Goes Over.
Montreal, Que. July 29 The argu
ment for the writ of habeas corpus iu
the Gaynor Gre ue case yesterday, by
mutual consent of Jude and iuuiimI,
was postponed till Sept. 5. The appli
cation is on the ground that the magis
trate had no power lo try their case.
had ever lived In Washington or had
been employed in the department of
agriculture, and excusing him from
answering those as to whether he
knew Edwin S. Holmes or Mr. Peck
ham, the other New York witness.
Kaiser at Copenhagen.
Copenhagen. July 29. It is semi
officially announced that Emperor Wll
l!aT will arrive here the afternoon of