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VOL. 1,1V. NO. 262.
THK AKGUS. SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 1005.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT AGAIN RIMES TO
CONTEMPT PROCEEDINGS COMMENC
OlifiOTE PEACE BETIVEEN WAR POWERS
AGAINST RAILROADS IGNORING COURTS
Calls Japanese and Rus
sian Envoys to His
TO AVERT BREACH
Responses Indicate That Some
thing May Be Accom
plished. l.ATR BI I.LETINS OX THE OITLOOK.
Iortniwuta. Au(. IB. an Indica
tion of the Intervention by ITealdent
Kooae-velt, Baron Hmra, the Ruaalaa
antnanaador. departed early today for
Taklo, Ana;. . It la eonadently be
lieved here that the peaee eoaferenee at
I'ortHiBuuth mill reaalt la a rapture,
but tbe irm la ealnily reeelved.
Berlin. Auk. 1 Tbe conviction eon
tiatiea to emlat at tbe forelxn office tbat
tbe negotlatlona at I'ortamoutb will re
ault In peace. Tbe nbolr Influence of
emperor la being emerted aa tact
fully aa poaalble toward peace.
Oyster Bay. Aug. 19. On direct invi
tation of President Roosevelt the Rus
sian peace envoys will arrive here late
today or tomorrow to confer with the
president with a view to bringing about
un agreement between the Russian and
Japanese envoys that will prevent a
final rupture between the plenipotenti
aries. The Invitation was transmitted to
Witte last night after the president had
a conference with Uaron Kaneko. who
came here late yesterday afternoon as
the representative of the Japanese gov
ernment. Responding to the president's invita
tion, Karon Kaneko called on the presi
dent early this morning. Neither the
president nor Kaneko would disclose
any of the details of their conference,
but after the baron left at S o'clock, an
lmiortant message was sent to Assist
ant Secretary of State Pierce at Ports
mouth, which he communicated to the
Iater an exchange of messages took
place between Oyster Bay and Ports
mouth. Secretary Pierce acting as in
termediary between the president and
the Russian plenipotentiaries.
Kararat Kffort Put I'orta.
While the details of those communi
cations are lacking it is known they
represented an earnest effort on the
part of the president to bring the en
voys into an agreement that would be
satisfactory to both belligerent govern
ments. Whether the president urged that
concessions be made by either side or
suggested any other means by which
an agreement might be reached it is
not known. At any rate, the communi
cations from the president contained
uu invitation for the representatives of
the Russians to visit his as sewn as
convenient in order that the subject
might be considered fully.
It was anuounced this afternoon by
the president that Rosen would arrive
at Oyster Bay about 6 this evening to
discuss with him means whereby the
rupture in the peace conference may
be averted. The president declines to
say wnat proposition he may have to
submit to Rosen.
Irealdeat Mepa Into llrearb.
Portsmouth. Aug. 19. President
Roosevelt has stepped into the breach
and is making a last desperate effort
to save the peace conference from ship-
uri'k That in substance is believed to
be the situation this morning, but just
what the president is doing has not
transpired. At midnight Assistant Sec-
retary Peirce was hurriedly called to
the Hotel Wentworth. where a message
was awaiting him from the president.
He immediately wrote a long reply.
Later he was called to the telegraph in
strument, and for half an hour carried
on a conversation by telegraph with
the president, who was at the other
end of the wire at Oyster Bay.
it is regarded as certain the presi
dent has appealed to both Tokio and
St. Petersburg to induce the warring
countries to show a special concession
and not allow the conference to go on
the rocks next Tuesday. Ministers
FOR 300 GIRLS
Monticello. N. Y.. Aug. 19 The Ar
lington, a large summer boarding house
at White Lake. Sullivan county, burn
ed with its contents today. The house
contained nearly 300 girls, but all es
caped. The losses to the guests will
cuuount to many thousaiitJs.
STATUS OF THE PEACE TERMS;
ARTICLES ACCEPTED AND REJECTED
1. Russia's recognition of Japan's
"preponderant influence", in Korea,
with her right to preserve order in
the civil administration, give military
and financial advice to the emperor of
Korea, Japan binding herself to ab
serve the territorial integrity of Korea
and (it Is believed) the policy of the
"open door." Accepted.
2. Mutual obligation to evacuate
3. Japanese obligations to restore in
Manchuria Chinese sovereignty and
civil administration. Accepted.
4. Mutual obligation to respect in
the future "the territorial integrity and
administrative entity" of China in
Manchuria and to maintain the prin
ciple of equal opportunity of all nations
("open door"). Accepted.
One Bone of Contention.
5. The cession of the island of Sak
halin to Japan. Refused, and final con
G. The surrender to Japan of the
Russian leases of the Liaoyang penin
sula, including Port Arthur, Dalny and
the Blonde and Elliott islands. Ac
cepted. 7. The surrender to China by ar
rangement with Japan of the branch
BROUGHT TO CLOSE
By Action of International Bricklayers'
and Stonemasons' Associa
tion. Pittsburg. Aug. 19. The local offi
cers of the Bricklayers' and Stonema
sons' International association have re
ceived notice from the national officials
giving the local union permission to re
sume work, for the United States steel
corporation, throwing open every plant
oxerated by the company. The action
ends a strike of three years.
Griscom and Meyer may have been In
structed to make direct appeals to the
emperors of the two countries.
Cooperation of I'owern.
If so, and the co-operation of France
and England, and all the respective bel
ligerents" is secured, something may
be accomplished. In the last resort the
main obstacle to success of the peace
negotiations is certain to prove to be
the question of indemnify. Russia will
not pay a "kopeck of tribute" in the
language of Witte. That is believed to
be Russia's last words on that ques
tion. The cession of Sakhalin may be
arranged, but unless the Japanese re
linquish their claims for the cost of
the war, hope is gone. It is at Tokio,
consequently, the issue will probably
be decided. France, it is certain will
support the president's effort. If Eng
land will now bring pressure to bear
as it Is definitely known she is now
prepared to do, the situation may be
laauea Are I'lnla.
The issues are now plain. The en
voys have disagreed on four points.
The Japanese have demanded the ces
sion of Sakhalin island, the payment of
an indemnity, tbe limitation of the na
val power of Russia in the far east and
the taking over by Japan of the intern
ed ships belonging to the Russian navy.
The obvious demands made by Japan
like the control of Korea and the eva
cuation of Manchuria have been grant
ed. The split is over the four demands
The Chance for a Compromise.
In the meantime the governments of
Japan and Russia must make the deci
sion. It all rests with them. If Russia
will recede and grant an indemnity
and the cession of Sakhalin island it
Is thought that Japan will be willing to
forget the demands for the limitation
of the naval power of Russia and the
taking over of the interned ships.
WAR SPIRIT RAMPANT
AMONG THE JAPANESE;
URGE MORE SEIZURES
Tokio. Aug. 19. The weight of popu
lar belief seems to anticipate and be
reconciled to a failure of the peace ne
gotiations. The press and others are
urging that the Manchurian and Vladi
vostok campaigns be vigorously press
ed, also the seizure of Russia's posses
sions on the Pacific coast.
The rains have ceased, and fighting
on Manchuria soil will be possible.
Seoul. Aug. 19. The Russians in the
northern part of Korea are withdraw
ing. The local food supply that has
been affected by the rains is meagre for
the population, the sea route being in
the hands of the Japanese and bridges
over the Tumen river are broken. It
is expected there will be a battle south
of Tumen. The Japanese army is con
fident, and the weather Is laaprovLcg.
of the Chinese Eastern railroad run
ning south from Harbin to Port Arthur
and Ne-Chwang, together with the re
t recession of all the privileges obtained
under the concession of 1S9S. Accept
ed in principle, final agreement de
X. The limitation of the Chinese con
cession obtained by Mr. Rothstein and
Prince Uhktomsky in 1S9G under which
the "cut-off" through northern Man
churia was built to connect the Trans
Siberian and the Vssurri railroads, so
as to provide for the retention of the
ownership and operation of the line
by the Chinese Eastern, but with pro
vision for the eventual substitution of
Chinese imperial police for Russian
"railroad guards." Accepted.
The Sticking Point.
9. Remuneration for the cost of the
war. Refused, and action deferred.
10. The surrender of the Russian
warships interned in neutral far east
ern waters. Disagreement, and action
11. The limitation of Russia's naval
power on Pacific waters. Deferred.
12. The grant to the citizens of Ja
pan of the right to fish in waters of the
Russian littoral from Vladivostok
north to Behring sea. Agreed upon.
BOY KILLS GIRL
John Goodson, Aged II, Murders
HE USES A BIRD RIFLE
Pure Spite for Being Ordered from
a Wagon in Which Victim
Detroit, Aug. 19. John Goodson,
aged 11, is under arrest charged with
the murder of Hannah McQuade, aged
7ujust outside the west city limits of
Detroit, last night.
The girl was driving from work to
the McQuade home in company with
her two sisters. Goodson and three
companions, who had been shooting
sparrow's attempted to climb upon the
rear of the wagon.
Suootft In I'ure Sil(r.
The girls ordered them off and
whipped up the horses. Goodson, it is
charged, became enraged at the girls
and shot at them with a Flobert rifle.
Standard Oil After Gas Companies.
San Francisco. Cal.. Aug. 19. It is
said that the Standard Oil company is
about to absorb the San Francisco
Gas and Electric company and the San
Francisco Coke and Gas company. The
work of listing the assets of both com
panies is now in progress.
MANIFESTO OF CZAR GIVING RUSSIAN PEOPLE
DIRECT PARTICIPATION IN MAKING OF LAWS
St. Petersburg, Aug. 19. The emper
or's manifesto promulgating the na
tional assembly and the details of the
project as published in the official
messenger was read to the ruling sen
ate, which met in special session at
The feast of transfiguration of Christ
is being celebrated today. All the
shops are closed and the city wears a
holiday aspect, but the promulgation of
reforms is not especially celebrated.
The manifesto will be read in all the
churches tomorrow. It is dated at
Peterhof, and is as follows:
"The empire of Russia is formed and
strengthened by the Indestructible sol
idarity of the emperor with the people
and of the people with the emperor.
This concord of emperor and people
Is the great moral force which has
created Russia in the course of cen
turies by protecting her from all mis
fortunes and all attacks and has con
stituted up to the present time a pledge
of unity, independence, integrity, ma
terial well being, and intellectual de
velopment. "In our manifesto of Feb. 24, 1903,
we called to a close understanding all
the faithful sons of the fatherland in
order to protect the organization of
the state by establishing on a firm
basis the domestic life of the empire,
and then we devoted ourselves to the
task of co-ordinating elective public in
stitutions with governmental authori
ties and of removing the disagreements
existing between them which had re
acted so disastrously on the normal
course of our national life.
-Oir A at or ra tie Aaeeatora.
"The autocratic emperors, our ances
Kingdom Tells What
and What Will
Not be Done.
Pekin, Aug. 19. It is learned here
upon good authority that the American
government has notified China that all
negotiations for the new convention to
discuss the Chinese exclusion act will
be discontinued until the anti-American
boycott is stopped and that China will
be held responsible for the loss sustain
ed by reason of the boycott.
Cannot Stop Bay cot t.
The Chinese authorities state they
will take energetic step to stop every
thing of an illegal or disorderly char
acter, but cannot stop the boycott.
THREE MEN KILLED
Result of a Rear End Collision Near
Waukegan, III., This Morn
ing. Racine, Aug. 19. In a rer end colli
sion near Waukegan, 111., early this
morning on the Northwestern, the en
gineer and fireman of the rear train
and conductor of the forward train
were killed. A brakeman had iwo legs
South McAllister, Aug. 19. A pas
senger train on the Rock Island was
wrecked near here today as the result
of a misplaced switch. Four persons
were seriously injured, and two W. I.
Maloney and Albeit Diskey, mail
clerks dangerously. '
KIDNAP CONVERTED PRINCESS
Sooboonagum, Hindoo Mission Worker,
Taken Near Madras.
New York, Aug. 19. Sooboonagum
Animal, the Hindoo princess who be
came a convert to Christianity, and
who visited in America in 1901, was
kidnaped near Madras, in south India.
July 18. So far as known here, she
has not yet been recovered by her
Christian friends, and, as she has been
an object of hatred to her Brahmin
relatives since her conversion, she may
have been done away with.
More Battalions Against Rebels.
Constantinople, Aug. 19. Three ad
tional battalions of Rediffs have been
called out for service in Macedonia in
consequence of activity of the revolu
tors, constantly had that object in
view, and the time has come to follow
out their good intentions and to sum
mon elective representatives from the
whole of Russia to take constant and
active part in the elaboration of the
laws, thereby attaching to the higher
state institutions a special consultative
body intrusted with the preliminary
elaboration and discussion of measures
and with the examination of the state
"It is for this reason that, while pre
serving the fundamental law regard
ing the autocratic jower. we have
deemed it well to form a gosudarst
vennaia douma (lower house of the as
sembly) and to approve the regula
tions for elections to this douma, ex
tending the validity of these laws to
the w hole territory of the empire, with
such exceptions only as may be con
sidered necessary in the case of some
regions in which special conditions ob
tain. "As regards the participation in the
labors of the gosudarstvennaia of del
egates from the grand duchy of Fin
land on questions concerning the em
pire in general and the grand duchy in
particular, we will take special meas
"At the same time we have ordered
the minister of the interior to submit
immediately for our approbation regu
lations for the elections to the douma.
so that delegates from 50 governments
and from the military province of the
Don may be able to assemble not
later than the middle of January. 1905.
"We reserve to ourselves entirely
the care of perfecting the organization
of the gosudarstvennaia douma: and
when the course of events shall have
shown the necessity for changes cor
sues Threat On
ABOUT THE SAME
Seems to be the Yellow
Situation in New
HAS A SWELTERING NIGHT
Illinois Quarantine Line is Strength
ened at City at Lower End
New cuaea 7S
Totnl number caaca to date 1.341
Total deatha to lnte 1!3
New foci of Infection M
New Orleans, Aug. 19. Today's re
port developed no material change in
the yellow fever conditions.
A SwelterlnK Mttht.
The night was a sweltering one, but
early reports of the physicians and In
spectors showed little varying in the
usual number of cases and deaths.
The federal authorities say every
day sees their system of work nearer
to perfection, and the opportunities for
controlling the sickness are enhancing.
Dr. Ieach and his arsenic theory
have stirred up trouble for the marine
hospital corps, people who have been
taking the treatment claiming to be
immune and refusing to take precau
tions. Surgeon White says the yellow
fever conditions in the city are Im
proved, but are much worse in the
TlKhtenlnu; lllinola Quurantlne.
Cairo, 111., Aug. 19. The city yes
terday took action to cooperate with
the sUte health officers in tightening
the quarantine by placing guards along
the entire river front.
Lambert Niehaus, to Have Been Hang
ed Next Monday, Sui
cides. St. Ivouis. Aug. 19. In the presence
of his death watch, Lambert Niehaus,
under sentence to be hanged next Mon
day for killing his brother-in-law, today
committed suicide by stabbing himself
in his cell at the city jail. He used an
ARCANUM MEMBERS LOYAL
Illinois Lodges Decide to Abide by Acts
of Supreme Council.
Sterling. III.. Aug. 19. Representa
tives of all the Royal .Arcanum lodges
of Whiteside and Lee counties at a
meeting yesterday decided to accept
the decision of the supreme council.
They state that the members of the va
rious lodges represented will remain
loyal to the order.
responding completely to the needs of
the times and the welfare of the em
pire, we shall not fail to give it at the
proper moment the necessary direc
tions. Confidence In People.
"We are convinced that those who
shall have been elected by the .confi
dence of the whole people and who will
thus be called upon to participate in
the legislative work of the government
will show themselves in the eyes of all
Russia to bo worthy of the imperial
trust in the virtue of which they have
been invited to cooperate in this great
work, and that, in perfect harmouy
with other institutions and authorities
of the state established by us, they
will contribute profitably and zealous
ly to our labors for the well being of
our common mother, Russia, and for
the strengthening of the unity, the se
curity, and the greatness of the em
pire, as well as for the tranquility and
prosperity of the people.
"In invoking the blesting of the
Ixrd on the labors of the institution
established by us, and with unshakable
confidence in the grace of God and in
the infallibility of the great historical
destinies reserved by divine Provi
dence for our beloved fatherland, we
firmly hope that, with the help of God
Almighty and with the combined ef
forts of all her sons. Russia will
emerge triumphant from the trying or
deals through which she is now pass
ing and will be born again in the
strength, ihe greatness and the glory
of her history, extending through a
"Given at Peterhof. this 19th day of
August, in the year of grace, 1905, and
the 11th year of our reign.
IS CLOSE TO 100
List of V:c ims in the Atlantic
Was Open, But the
eer Did Not Know
Norfolk,. Va., Aug. 19. Although III
bodies so far have been recovered, the
death list of ihe wreck on the Atlantic
Coast Line railroad at Bruce's Station
is yet far from complete. It is said
that a score or so of bodies floated
down the stream with the tide when
the first submerged car was raised,
and that the other passenger coach,
jammed with dead negroes, is now
buried in the mud of the western
branch of the Elizabeth river. The es
timates of the loss of life range any
where from 50 to T.". and even as high
as loo. All day long the operations of
the rescuing and wrecking crews con
tinued. When derricks brought the
first coach out and up from its sub
merged position, it hung at an angle
and the strain loosened the ends of the
car. As a result seats, cushions, etc..
were washed out and down into the
river and with them the dead impris
oned, and it is claimed that a large
number of the bodies have been wash
ed away by the sweep of the tide.
Tralllc Still Suapended.
Traffic on the Atlantic Coast line
over this route has been necessarily
suspended. Two weeks of forced labor
will hardly repair the broken draw.
Leaping the chasm, 'he heavy engine
bore drawbridge and all attached to it
to the bottom of IS feet of water and
the slimy mud beneath. On top of this
piled a coal-burdened tender and two
passenger cars and there is little left
of the swinging bridge structure but
torn timber and interlaced iron.
The draw was open for a tug. which
by quickly reversing engines narrow
ly escaped being caught by the falling
locomotive and cars.
THE NEGRO RACE
Discourages Hope of Future of Black
Man in This Coun
try. New York. Aug. 19. Before the Na
tional Negro lousiness league closed its
convention here the negro rate receiv
ed a jolt from John Wananiaker and a
high compliment from" S. Laing Wil
liams of Chicago. Mr. Wanamaker was
as frank with regard to the shortcom
ings of the negroes as he was sympa
thetic to their aspirations. He said:
"America is watching closely to meas
ure your capacity for citizenship and
your right to walk along with other men.
The name of your league is an indict
ment of any expectation of progress by
chance, favoritism, or sympathy. You
can't afford any longer to be the ward
of the nation, to be paid for any service
in the war or be considered for any
handicap you may feel you have.
"The great dream that ou are to be
lifted and carried has been exploded.
You are like the man who wa kicked
by a mule. You're nor quire so hand
some, but you've learned a gnat deal.
1 want to voice the deep conviction
that success or failure is not a mutter
of race, face or place. It is a matter
of grace. The same grace of God
which gives the while man sense, and
what education, truth, and honor do-.-,
for hint, are just as much yours a if
you were white.
"I can remember the names of hon
ored colored business men in Philadel
phia who lost their l.u.-dness because
others did that same business better
than they did. Their color had nothing
to do with it." S. Laing Williams of
Chicago paid the race a high compli
ment. SAD ENDING OF ELOPEMENT
Girl in Trying to Escape Falls from
Window, Injuring Spine.
New Brunswick, N. J.. Aug. 19 Wil
liam Braun, a farm hand employed by
Frank P. Seguine of Metuchen. and
Louise Gessler, a pretty housemaid In
the family of Mrs. William Hahn. plan
ntd to ek)pe lat night. In craping
from the house the girl leaped or fell
from the second-story window and in
jured her spine so badly mat she may
be a cripple for life. A technical
charge of assault has been made
against Braun and he i in the county
jail at Aew Brunswick. The girl is
only 15 years of age. Braun made her
acquaintance while delivering rni'.k and
farm products at the Hahn household.
She was found on the ground buffering
agonies from an injured spine. When
Braun was told of the accident he took
it as a joke and aid some things which
led to the making of the complaint.
Orders Issued in March,
1902, Are Violated.
AS TO THE REBATES
Action Entered at Kansas City
in the Federal
Kansas City. Aug. 19. Contempt
proceedings charging violation of the
order of District Judge Phillips, issued
in March. 1902. restraining the defend
ants from giving rebates in violation
of the interstate commerce law. were
filed here today in the United States
district court against the Alton, the
Burlington. Missouri & Pacific, tho
Rock Island, and the Santa Fe rail
To He t'ited for Contempt.
The companies are charged with
giving rebates in violation of the re
straining order, and the court is asked
to cite them for contempt.
Postal Inspector J. E. Stuart At
tacked by Negro Let
UNDER CHARGE OF THEFT
Overcome After Desperate Struggle
Maddened by DIs
covery. 1 .
Chicago. 'Aug. 19. Col. James K.
Stuart, postoffiee inspector, was at
tacked yesterday in his office by Wil
liam W. Jefferson, a negro letter
stamper, who made a desperate at
tempt to escape after being arrested
for stealing Utters. It required the
combined strength of four men who re
sponded to Col. Stuart's cries to over
come the negro. He was taken to the
central police station and will be ar
raigned before a I'nited Slates com
missioner. Two special delivery let
ters and $12;t was found in Jefferson's
po.sM-ssioii. He was seen to stal 2."
cents from a decoy letter sent through
the mails by Co!. Stuart, who was con
cealed in the lookout above ihe stami
er's hea l.
t"ol. Miiarl Injuries.
As a result of the struggle Col. Stu
art's left arm is tt mj-orarily useless
and his clothing was disarranged. John
Rooney and Capt. I .arson, who partici
pated in rtie struggle, were also some
what bruised before Jefferson was
overiwwered. The arrest of Jefferson
dears up the strange disappearance
of hundreds of special delivery letter!",
which have been traced as far as the
lain postoffiee. Inspi-ctor Stuart de
clares that he has received hundreds
of complaints, but was not able for u
long time to detect the thief.
BOTH STRIKES ARE
NOW DECLARED OFF
St. Paul. Aug. Tile --frike of tel
egraphers on the Great Northern rail
way sjstiin was officially called off at
1:15 laM night, the men on that line
having voted by a large majority to re
turn to werk. The- ep-estiori if contin
uing en striker or le-turiiing to work is
be ing voted upon by the Northern Paci
fic te grap?(- rs. but no; Mil!icie nt ad
vices held been re-ceived at ha'IiUar
ters to make a dvfiniie announc t tin nt.
as to the- result.
St. Paul. Aug. IK The- strike- of the-teie-graphe-rs
ef the Northern Pae-ilS-:
read was officially declared off by Pres
ident Perham ejf the Or!e-r of Railway
Telegraphers this morning. P-ihat!i
stated the men hael ucceptf 1 the te-itiis
offered by the- Northern Pacific b-fr
they went on the strike, which he says
gives theru a total increase to about
$20,000 a year in wages.
A NAVAL SHOW
Paris. Aug. I'J. The arret of an Al
gerian by Mfjroccan authorities occa
sions sharp newhpaper comment ac
companied by reports that France U
about to organize a naval d-riiontra-tion
at Taugier. The foreign office to
tally denies any such determination,
but It is the firm intention of the gov
ernment to demand satisfaction from