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VOL. LIV. XO. 207.
THE AUG US. FRIDAY, AUGUST 100.5.
PRICE TWO CEXTS.
PEACE CONFERENCE STILL
WAITS ON ST. PETERSBURG
President's Activity With
Both Parties Con
tinues. JAPS UNCONCERNED
Kaneko Says Prospects Are
Like Weather, Cloudy and
Portsmouth, Aug. 2 a. The ncace sit
nation now awaits trie results of the
pour parlors, known to be in progress
betwe-en the president and Emperor
Njcholas. and believed to be also going
on between the head of the United
States government anl Tokio. Witte
privately makes no concealment of the
faet that for the present his task is
ended. He has pone as far as he can
without his emperor's consent. There
is no additional light to show exactly
what the- president is eloing.
Will llul m IVrtext.
Should no final result be achievtd
or no final definite instructions be re
ceived today or tomorrow morning, a
pretext will be found tomorrow for the
adjournment of the conference until
Monday or Tuesday. The comedv of
meeting will be enacted and the post
juiiement arranged to give the men in
whose hand lies the fate of the nego
tiations time to make up their miuds.
I.uud Will IlfHult.
Portsmouth. Aug. 25. Whether the
conference results in a treaty of peace
or not it will have been productive of
great good, leaving only the question
of . money between the belligerents, a
fjuesMon which, could be solved at any
time. It is for the reason that the is
sue has narrowed down simply to a
question of money that optimists per
sist in believing the conference will
not fail. They argue the proposition
that the cost of continuing the war to
both countries, which would soon more
than cover the amount in dispute, is
iso palpable, that it cannot prove an
Japan llrltrr Off to 1 Irlil.
Heller, they argue, for Japan, with
the principles settled in her favor to
forego entirely the monev payment,
than to prolong the war indefinitely at
a cost of millions with no absolute cer
tainty of receiving any money at the
end. no matter how successful her
arms might be.
VlMlt l otion
Portsmouth, Aug. 2.'
ra and four members
praoo commission left
Manchester todav. to
. Ilaron Kuniu
of the Japanese
visit the exten
sive cotton mills there.
r- I'rrwMrnt Again.
Oyster Hay, Aug. 25. Baron Kaneko
had an interview with President Roose
velt today, the third within 10 days.
"I can not talk about my mission to
the president," he said. "I would be
delighted if I could. Some day I'll
tell you all about it."
n l,aniadorira Slatrmral.
He was asked if he had teen the
statement f Russian Minister of For
eign Affairs Ianisdorff. in which he
declared Russia would pay no Indem
nity to Japan or make any cession of
"Oh. yes." he replied. "1 have seen
YEARS TO CLOSE EXPOSITION AFFAIRS
Operation Delayed by Inability
to Return Money to
I'inciigo. Aug 25. After 12 years of
tedious anil painstaking work, the of
nVtal.- of the World's Columbian ex
Iositiiii have succeeded in closing up
the affairs f the great world's fair.
President Harlow N. Higinbotham and
Secretary H. O. Kdmonds mui-t still
remain officers of the cempany, how
ever, as J2i.t"W is on hand belonging
to steckhedders who cannot be found.
Of the fo.GOy. nn subscribed for the
purposes ef the exposition. HVj per
cent has been returned to the stock
holders. As the average share owner
booked upon the money as having
been donated in the interests ef Chi
cage he did not cxreot any returns.
Srarra for Mm-kkoldrrs lira. I a au
When the first distribution of funds
was made, in June. 1S94. Mr. Edmonds
was confronted with the task of find
ing nearly 20.im.mi stockholder, many of
whom had moved away from Chicago.
The $5.5X0tH of stock was divided up
in shares at J 10 each. Six thousand
persons held one share each, and the
remainder of the stock was divided into
LEAPS FROM TRAIN
ON EADS BRIDGE
Spectacular SuicTde of Texas Woman
Suffering from Nervous De
rangement. St. Louis, Aug. 25. Escaping from
her niece, who was taking her back to
her home in Texas, after an illness, Mrs
l-aura uxioru, aged ..s. jumped from a
Burlington train on the Eads bridge
today and was drowned in the river
below. Nervous trouble is considered
responsible for the suicide.
it. I think it was a great mistake. But
it was official. I understand, and so I
suppose we must swallow it.
ItrM-mblra Ihr Weather.
w hat do you think or the prospect
of a successful issue to the peace con
Kaneko hesitated an instant and then
with a shrug of the shoulders replied:
"Oh, it's very much like the weather
Rain was falling heavily, and the
weather was dark, gloomy and dis
pe-lul (iinarll Meetiuc.
St. Petersburg. Aug. 25. A special
council of the foreign office officials
with Count lamsdorff presiding, will
be held this afternoon at which cer
tain matters connected with the peace
negotiations will be discussed.
Thin Ik Micnlfifle-nnt.
Respecting the statement that Iims-
dorff yesterday, in an interview, de
clared Russia would not pay a war in
demnity under any guise to Japan, the
foreign office declares officially and ca-te-gorieally.
Iamsdorff has received no
correspondent and given no interview.
lloliU Thnt Im True.
Nevertheless the foreign office,
through its recognized press represen
tative, maintains its attitude and reiter
ates its official utterances that Russia
will not pay such indemnity.
Hold I.odk luufrrrarr.
Tokio, Aug. 25. Following the re
ceipt of a telegram from Baron Komu
ra. Premier Katsura and Secretary
Jeneral Chinda. called Marquis- Ito in
to a lengthy conference. It is believed
important developments are forthcom
ing. The Associated Press has reason to
believe nothing that has occurred at
Portsmouth will change the attitude ol
the Japanese government.
lixllmlr for IVacc.
Paris, Aug. 25. A sentiment of deep
anxiety prevails in official ejuarters
here concerning the outcome of the
Portsmouth conference owing to the re
ceipt of discouraging advices. Private
reports received show Grand Duke Vla
dimir, uncle of the emperor is casting
his powerful influence in favor of
HAVE 23 CHILDREN;
MANY DO EVEN BETTER
Allentown, Pa., Pair Are But 40 Years
Old and Have Been Married
Allentown. Pa., Aug. 25. Mr. and
Mrs. Allen ('. Depp, of Hickory Run.
with the appearance of twins yester
day, are pare-nts of 2:J children. The
parents are only 4" years old and have
been married IS years. I)epp is a rail
road section foreman.
lots of from two shares to Ion.
In June. lv.H. $-,.-.,111111 was distributed
to the stockholder, and the debts of
the company were paid. The second
distribution, which was 4V ier cent,
was made1 in March. i;4.
When this distribution was begun
the difficulties really began. Many of
the checks maile-d to new addresses
were returned with other addresses af
fixed. These were mailed again,
stockholders being found in every part
of the globe, from Alaska to Austra
lia. 1 ra- rar-Old la I tu tanned.
A man for whom Secretary Edmonds
had been searching for 10 years ap
peared at the Northern Trust bank
yesterday and claimed $1.47. due to
him on a share. Other claimants ar
rived at the bank day by day.
"The money is drawing interest, and
if it remains there long enough will
make a nice little fund for some de
serving charity in years to ceime." sug
posted Mr. Edmonds.
Besides the $20,000 surplus, there is
also a fund being held in reserve by
the exposition company to meet possi
ble Judgments in law suits which are
still pending. Should the courts do
cide these suits in favor of the defend
ants the surplus will be given to local
Woodmen Consul Honored at the An
nual Session at Mackinac
Mackinac Island, Mich., Aug. 25.
The delegates to the National Frater
A. R. TALBOT.
nal congress yes-terday elected the fol
President A. R. Talbot. Lincoln,
Vice President D. D. Ait kins, Flint.
Secretary-Treasurer M. W. Sackett,
Sergeant at-Arms Gilbert B. How-
The proposed amendments to the
constitution and by-laws were approv
ed, as was the report of the finance
committee. An address was made by
Gen. J. C. Black.
Believed That Yellow Fever Pre
vails to That Extent Out
side New Orleans.
TOWN UNDER MARTIAL LAW
Surgeon White Hopeful and Believes
City Will Be Free by
NEW ORLEANS FEVER RECORD.
.w -iimm tult:' Ill
Drnlha titdii :i
Total tlrnlbn to lnt- 221
Total nuuihrr I'uaea to dntr 1.61!)
New Orleans, Aug. 25. Federal
he-alt h officials are very uneasy ove-r
the situation in the state outside the
city, where it is believed there are
mor' than a thousand cases of ye! low
fever. I nele-r Martial I.nw.
Mississippi City has bee-n declared
under martial law, and no resilient
will be allowed to leave the town. Gov.
Vardaman has assured the quarantine
ejflicers t hat the entire military force
of the state will be called out if neces
sary to aid them in maintaining the
Sef Kud In a .Month.
New Orleans. Aug. 25. Surgeon
White believes that with the? assist
ance which has been rendered faith
fully continued, yellow fever should be
completely stamped out by October or
BREAK UP SWINDLING SCHEME
Iowa "Home Furnishing" Concern Is
Accused of Being Unlawful.
Council Pluffs. Iowa. Aug. 2:- Alex
ander Huchanan. secretary of an al
leged 'get rich quick" concern known
as the North-vest urn Trust company,
was arrested here on a staff: charge
for conducting an unlawful business.
The office of the company was "closed
by the sheriff, and its records are in
A number of the stockholders filed
a petition for the apiointment of a re
ceiver. The victims, several hundred
in number, live all ever Iowa, Nebras
ka, South Dakota and other stares.
HORACE PIRDSALL VERY LOW
Former Davenport Hctel Man Suffer
ing With Heart Disease.
Horace Hirdsall. formerly proprietor
of the St. James hotel, in Davenport,
and well known in the tri-cities, is ly
ing in a critical condition with heart
disease at his home in Pis Moines.
His daughter, Mrs. Dick I-ane, of Dav
enport, has been called to his dedside.
SEIZED BY THE JAPS
Washington. Aug. 25. The state de
partment today received a cable from
Yokohama, saying the ship Australia
owned by Spreckles. has btren seized,
but gives no details.
Cut and Dried Program
Followed at Bush
EARLY STORIES TRUE
Though Men in Position
Know Made Strenuous
That the political deal made for the
nomination of Hon. James McKinney,
of Aledo. for congress, at Hushnell yes
terday was anricipate-d by Mr. Alton
and is his friends, there is no elenibt,
but the question upon which they are
it sea is as to why men in high places
should eieliberately mislead them as to
the proposition and lead them to be
lieve that all was unsettled, and why
McDonouph county shoulel ask for 10
minutes in which to consult before
casting the second ballot, when Sher
man had told it to Chandler hours be
fore, and the delegation returned in
about one minue with its vete for Mc
I'lxrel fek Alio.
The deal was made weeks ago. In
fact, it was quite well understood at
the time of the ba'tle here that the
local fight was simply a struggle be
tween two factions for the control ef
the county. Sherman's abse-noo in the
west may have unsettled things to
some extent, but his return solidified
the ranks of the lower end of the elis
trict. and with his appearance at Uush
noll the deal was assured. Men who
were in position to know said many
days ago, and it was published and re
peated in the columns of The Argus,
that Chandler was a dummy for Mc
Kinney ami that Hancock wouid fall in
line when the time can.e, and men who
were close to the. inside workings cein-
tinued to insist to the heiur of the? con
vening eif the1 nominating body that
that was the proposition, but Sherman
and Uerry declared to Mr. Allen's
friends and to Mr. Allen himself that
they did not know anything about what
would be done. It was sheiwn by the
remarks in the convention by Chan
dler and (Sittings, when they were call
ed upon after the nomination had been
made, that they were- only dummies.
I'Iimv Man l'iiiliir. "
The popularity :f the plow man
among the dele-gates at Rushnell was
not to be overlooked, and had not the
delegates from below come to the con
vention bound and fette-red and shack
led and gagged he would have; been
1 ho nominee. The- whole hall rang
with deafening applause as he ap
proached the stage afte-r be-ing called
by Chairman Berry for a speech. And
he was not less popular among the
delegates after his brief address than
Hard Vfar 10 Klc-t.
The republicans are beginniug to
realize now that they have a task on
their hands to elect McKinney. This
is not only an off year, but it is just
one notch worse than an off ye-ar, this
being a special election with nothing
else te vote for except in Henderson
county, where they elect semie commis
sioners. The trouble, as already realiz
ed, will be in getting out the vote, and
what may develop later in th demo
cratic ranks may cause more sleepless
How does this affect the contest for
the office of United States senator? is
a question now to be heard. What the
direct result will le can not be told
at this time, he-cause it is not known
ie the public, even if it is known to
Mr. Sherman, what the attitude of th
lieutenant governor in the contest for
the toga will be. Sherman saw to it
that re-solutions were shoved througli
in the last minute proclaiming his posi
tion as "opposed to all practices inimi
cal to good government, and who has
so strongly seconded the e fforts ol Gov.
Deneen to swure needed reforms in
state affairs." What these reforms are
was not indicated in Ihe resolution.
The resolution also e pressed confi
dence in his "integrity."
In case Sherman should not be a
candidate himself, hi attitude toward
Cuilom and Yates is unknown. He
was a former bitter opponent of Rich
ard Yates, but perhaps since he was
gold bricked with the lieutenant gov
ernorship by Yates he likes him better.
It can not be said that he had much
more love for Cullom, to the poaitiou
of Mr. McKinney, who owes his nom
ination to the manipulations of the
lieutenant governor, can not be defined
at this time-
Prace a (Mk.
Recent rumors from Cook county in-
(Contnued on Page Two.)
MEET AT SWEDISH
will law a waiwaawia
Christian Volunteers Gathering for a
Two Days' Conference
Thirty-five officers of the Christian
Volunteers are in the city and as many
r S .
GEN. O. R VAIL.
more are expected to attend the an
nual cemference whieh opens at the
Swedish Baptist church. Fifth avenue
and Twenty-first street, tomeirrow
morning. Gen. Jae-eb lluch, of St..
Iuis. commander of the organization,
will arrive this e vening. The council
opens tomorrow at y a. m. and lasts
all ilay and during Sunday. Nearly
every state in the south and west will
be represented, and Commander Owen
B. Vail. ef the e'aste-rn division, re-pre-
sents the e-astern states. He brings
with him his staff ef nine officers.
Among the- important businevss matters
to be considered are official changes,
the ebrtion taking place at this ses-
The Christian Volunteers have a
membership of about ."im, having effect-
e-d a consolidation two months ago at n
meeting at St. Ionis with the Voluntee r
Services will be held this evening at
i.o'i in me siieeis. anu at anu :.iii
p. m. tomorrow at the- church, these
services be ing public.
BEGIN BIG WORK
Tunnel Under Detroit River Com
menced on the Ameri
WILL BE THREE MILES LONG
Three Years Will be Required to
Complete Connection of Detroit
Detre.it. Aug. L'". Work on the rail
road tunnel, which i to be construct
ed under the Detroit river between
Windsor and Detroit, was he-gun today,
when a force of workmen set to work
sinkiiiK the initial shaft on the Ameri
'Mirer Milt- l.oiift.
The actual length of tin- umle-rground
portion of the- tunnel is to be two and
six-tenths miles, and tin- distance from 1
surface t.) surface three miles. Ii is
estimated between two and three years
w ill be occupied in const met ion.
IN FAVOR OF LETTING THE
BANKRUPTCY LAW STAND
American Bar Association Goes on
Record As Opposing a
Narraganse.-t t I'ter, It. I . Aug. 2..
The American H.ir association went on
record at its ee iive ntion he re yesterday
asepisd to the- repeal ef the national
bankruptcy law. A minority n port by
Walter H. Logan of N w York urged
the adoption of a resolution which pro
posed re-me-dies for unlawful combina
tions, ejiie being the extension of the
equity jurisdiction of the Sherman anti-trust
law. the other the taxation of
eorjiorations at an increasing rate in
proportion to capita added.
Alfred Hemenway f Hoston .-poke
on "The- American Lawyer."
TRANSPORT SUNK; 160 DROWN
Result of Collision Between British and
Nagasaki. A us. 2.V Tho British
steamer Haraiong and the Japanese
transport Kingio collided at In o'clock
last Tuesday in the inland sea. The
transport was sunk and 1C' m n were
BUSINESS PART OF
LETTS, IOWA, BURNS
Mu.-fatine. Iowa. Aug. i." Fire ear
ly today destroyed the entire b-jiie-.-.s
se-ction e;f Iefs. a small town near
her. The lobs is IJn.Ovy.
PflQQIKI V QPflO
I UOOIDLI OUUll
COOK TELLS OF MAJ.
Testifies He Threatened to Snoot Wife
and Lieut. Fortescue. Roosevelt's
Wooster. Ohio. Aug. i.'i. Di c'ai ing
that Maj. Taggart peked a reveIvor in
to hi wife's face, declariug he would
kid neit only her but Lieut. ForteseiK',
President Roosevelt's nephew. Mrs.
Emma Lyttle. a former servant and
coeik for Taggart. testified yesterd.iy in
the divorce case. She creattd a st li
Describing the events one night at
Fort Iavenworth. wlun Mrs. Taggart
came home late, she said as soon as
she stepped inside the door the major
grabbed her, swore ar her. teue her
clothes oft. then shove'd her euit of
dewrs. and said:
"(Je to the gutter, where jou be long,
you yellow cur." Then he pulleel her
back info the house and beat and
kicked her. until" finally Culver came
down and interfered.
On cross-exaininal ion Mrs. Lyttle
said Taggart was drunk all the time
while in Manila, but not so drunk he
could not attend to business.
"One nigh; I caught the captain and
August ina do la Cruz, a servant, under
a dining room table. I watched them,
but did not say anything. I saw them
on another occasion. The-y siw mo
looking and shut the door in my face."
'"How many times did these- things
occur betwti'n the captain a 11 I Angus
tina?" "About a thousand times."
STANFORD STORY IS DENIED
Efforts to Induce Physicians to Change
San Francisco. Cal.. Aug. Refer
ring to a cable dispatch from Honolulu
which intimated that efforts had been
made to induce the autopsy surgeon
and physicians who attended Mrs. Le
land Stanford at the time of he-r death
to modify their first statements regard
ing poisoning. Attorney Wilson, repre
senting the Stanford e-sta'o. and De
tective Cap!. Callundan deny that
tin r- was any such attempt. The stiite-.-ment
was based on the- alleged rejec
tion ef a claim for remune-rat ion pre--sented
by Dr. C. K. Woo. I. who per
formed the autopsy.
"I do tied know." said Attorney Wil
son, "that Dr. Wood has made a claim
for remuneration for his se rvices as an
autopsy physici;i!i. There' was a claim
from Wood A.- Day. who are partners,
for ?1.V. which has been paid. In fae-t.
all 'he physicians e-onnocte-d with Ihe,
last illness of Mrs. Stanford have- been
paid. The intimation that an effort ha 1
been made to have- these- physicians
change their statement is too ridicu
lously i.bsiird to require a denial."
("apt. Caliundan said e ve ry legit i ,
mate claim had been paid.
Displays Gun; Kills.
Matioon. 111.. Aug. 2.".. William Cal
houn. a:ed In. yesterday shot and kiil
e.l .lame s 1 1.n t w oixl. ased 11. The Cal
l:onn boy was di.-playing bis father's
gun to companions and thinking It un
loaded pointed it at young IIiiiIWikhI
and pulled the trigger.
Big Shipment of Redwood.
San FraneiM-o. Cal.. Auk. 2". Con
tracts have- been sinned lor the ship
ment of 1 ..".Hii.iKio f,t ,f redwood to
New York City. It is the largest single:
.-hipme-nt of redwood e-ve-r made dire-ct
to Ne-w Yolk and the li rs t. to ko by
the wate-r route.
CLAIMS CONSUMPTION SPECIFIC
New York Hospital Gives Di
rections for Making
New York. Auk. '!'.- In a citcular
y. se-nt to ad the piouuio nt physi
c.aiia of Ne-w York uiide r the- se al e,f
profe ssional see re-ey. the annoiiric-.
merit is ma i" y the Ne w Yirk Int
(iraduate hospital eif the discovery of
a vegetable fluid which h.e e n ao
te-epte .l as a po.-i'ive cure- fe.r consiiU:p-
:ir,;i. Most of the v-ge.tab!e. in mar
ket enter :n:o the competition, of th
duid. lion ! I"rrprr II.
The- circular to the prof-ssiin thus
d .-oribes the method of preparing it:
" Iv-ual irts by weight f raw e-Ke-ta-bJes
rubbeei w ith a brush in freh water,
tre-n mixe-l and choppel until the par
ticles are small enough to go in the
re-te-iver of a grinding machine, where
tt.e mass is reduced te a pulp. From
t! i- pulp are co:lecteJ the juice-s. which
are :-quez d out through a roar.se; mus
lin oth. The machineH are d'-sign-d
to i-ar and grind the n.a.-s rather than
to cut it up.
"The vcgfciabies flrt iie.(J are pota-
E OR WE
Extensive Loss of Life
Follows Rain in
Railway Washed Out and Scene
of Disaster is Inac- .
Trinidad. Col.. Aug. According
to information today, possibly 1 1 pe-r-sons
were- drowned in a tloeid at Ta
bassco. It! miles mirth of Trinidad, yes
terday. Seven houses, occupied! by
Austrian and Italian laborers anel their
families, we-re swept away.
l(al!nn uli-4 Out.
The Ceilorado v- Southern branch
line to Korwin- was washe-d away and
a keavy volume of water rusaeel down
the canyon all night, making ir impos
sible to pene-irate to a jvoint where the
loss of life is said to have occurred.
I 11 morn of llrnt I. una v l.lfc
Kuniors are in eirculation that freuii
1" 10 '2 persons were swept dewn the
c;uioii. and "." to "i lives lost.
WHITES BLOW UP
A NEGRO CHURCH
Say Every Black Will Be Driven Out
of District in In
Vinceiines. Ind.. Aug. 2T. As a re
sult of a rae-e- war at Carlisle, the ne
gro Haptist church was destroyeel ear
ly today by dynamite. Itloodhounds
are on the trail of the dynamiters.
Threats are made if any arrests take
place that every negro in town will be
ROCK ISLANDERS KNEW
Committee from City Council Calls
Upon Col. Blunt at the Ar
senal. A committee- ef members of the Dav
enport city council composed of Aid.
YoKt, LVkhardt an-d Schick apHinied
by Mayor I'hillips. e-alle-d upon Col.
Hluut. commandant at Kock Island ar
senal, yesterday to a.-eeitain what th
reasein is for the laying off of so many
workmen of late. They received the;
same information that the committee
from the Kock Island e'.ub received
s ve ral weeks agei. namely, that the re
duction in the standing army and the
approaching completion of the- task ejf
equipping the army with new ordnance
supplies has brilugh! about a reduc
tion in the- activity at the local plant
that is gone-rally unavoidable. It was
explained to the Davenporters-. also
that the practice of letting contractu
for th - manufacture of ammunition to
private firms was followed in order
that such firms might be- relied upon
to he lp out in a-e- of war when the
gjv rnnien' would be- unable to manu
facture all its own supplies. The committer-
will report the.- facts gleaued te
the Da en port city council.
t. onion, bee-?, turnip. cabbaK. and
celery, laie r aie- ad do I swe-e-l xlato.
apple, pme-ii,ple-. carrot, parsnip, aud
late r still rhubarb, .-umno r n'piash. to
mato. spinach. raiis.h-s. sirmt; bean.-,
and Kree-ii pas with the peed:."
This juie e- i.- ,re pared e v ty day al
the h.wpital and ke j,t m ii ,.. Kaefh pa
1 1 ii t re-e-i;e.s two ounces twice- a day
afte r me a!s.
l(-aull of I at l:-rliii-Bl.
Tl- re-.-iiltK of many ii.ornhje of ex
h.m-i!e- and cosily expentiiint hhu
:o:i:p -u r in e--, .-rj instance. K.'e-v-!
pt:ie-tit. w ho. on be (.'inning the
tr.at nie-t.t. ue-re- uff. re.r- from the ;-v
ease-, have be- ri di.whari d it fit tub-je-ctn
for life- insurant-? ris.. and 50
others hJili un'b r observation at the
hospital a.e- on the- high road to rt
G VES CARPENTERS INCREASE
New York Judge Arbitrates New Wags
Scale Favoring Men.
Uoa'e,!', Mas . Aug 2"t. Six thous
aud union carjeeuters of Uenitc-n re
ceiv?fj an increaej in wagers umler a
d-cision ef JudKe Gwrge Weutworth.
to wheim. an .- ial arbitrator, the em
ployers and unionists Kubinkted tha
qu.-!tioQ (U. A iitw working agreemvut.