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VOL. IA NO. 29.
Declares Order Lowering
Live Stock Rates
ROADS NOTBOUNDBY IT
Federal Body Furthermore Has
No Power to Enforce its
Chicago, Nov. 20. Federal Judg?
Bethta today derided that the order is
sued by the interstate commerce com
mission directing railroad rates on live
stock betwfcn the Missouri river and
Chicago be lowered in conformity with
the rates on dnssed beef was illegal.
The Chicago (J real Western and 17 oth
er railroad corporations were defend
nnts in two suit brought by the Inter
Mate commerce commission.
.No K Idrarr of t ullualoa.
Judge Hethea declared there was no
evidence of col I union on the part of
the railroads, and that rates on live
stock were not discriminating. He
held further the Interstate commerce
decree was not binding on the rail
roads and that the commission had not
the power to compel th railroads to
obey its rulings.
40-TON STEEL INGOT
COFFIN OF VICTIMS
Workers In Midvaie Plant Who Were
Consumed in Molten Flood Are
Buried In Huge Mass.
Philadelphia. Nov. 2o. With a 40
ton steel Ingot worth $1,000 as their
coffin and a huge traveling crane as
the single pallbearer, all that Js left of
John Forkin and Joseph Gorda, two
employes of the Mid vale Steel com
pany, was buried yesterday in the
yards of the plant at Nicetown.
The interment was made only a
short distance from the spot, where
on Nov. 10. the men were caught
and enveloped in a Hood of mol
ten steel that tlowed unexpectedly in
tt a cooling pit. where they were at
Not a trace of their bodies could be
found, the white hot metal having con
sumed them as so much paper, and the
steel ingot which contained the ashes
va& buried instead.
BY CANNIBAL TRIBE
Fate of Two Men Learned by Finding
Effects on Gulf of Cali
fornia. Los Anels. Nor. 20. Evidence
showing that Henry Miller and Augus
tus Olinder. who left this city last year
on an expedition to Tiburon island in
Uu? Gulf of California. wtre killed and
taten by a tribe of cannibals on the
island has been received. A letter to
George V. Know of this city contained
the information that a pair of dried
human hands, the charred remains of
ii huge feast fire and circles of an In
dian war dance were discovered by a
trapper on the shore of the island near
a deserted Inuian village. A short dis
tance away a book of nautical science,
which belonged to Olinder. and the
nut fit of the two men were found.
VICTORY FOR WESTERN LIFE
Judge Kohlsaat Decides Officers' Meth
ods Were Legal.
Chicago, Nov. 20. General Manager
K. . KoeuMd and President George
M Moult on of the Western Life In
demnity company, won a victory in the
I'nited States district court when
Judge Kohlsaat overruled the demur
rer tiled by certain policy holders to a
.bill of complaint involving tne tnsur
since company and its officers.
WHAT GOMPERS SAYS
GOES WITH A. F. OF L.
All Reocnmendations Adopted West
ern Union Telegraph Company
Pittsburg. Nor. 20. The American
Federation of I-abor convention today
adopted all recommendations embodied
In Pr-iiilfitt floniners reiKrt.
The committee on boycotts present
ed a resolution against the western
I'nion Telegraph company eond?mninj;
that company's attitude toward the
Commercial Telegraphers union..
BLACK HAND TAKES
UP PIERSON CASE
Coroner Warned to Discontinue Inves
tigation of Death of Kenyon
Mount Vernon. Ohio. Nov. 20. The
"Black Hand has apparently taken up
the case of young Pierson, the Kenyon
college student. Coroner Scarborough
today received the following letter
mailed at Brooklyn. N. Y.: "Coroner
Scarborough. (Tali oft your dogs. Pier
son was not injure! by any student.
You are courting serious trouble." The
letter was signed by a big "black
hand." The letter was turned over to
the postofflce authorities.
TAKES 15 YEARS
Estimte of Length of Time to
Complete the Isthmian
MADE BY CONSULTING BOARD
Cost Will be $230,000,000, Only a
Trifle More Than for the
Washington, Nov. 2"). Members of
the board of consulting engineers of
the Panama canal commission, who
voted for a sea level canal, believe its
construction should not take more than
15 years or only two or three years
longer than would be necessary for a
lock canal. They say the loeks would
have ben so large that even the draw
ings of the plans would have taken
more than a year, and the building of
the cement constrictions calls for a
higher class of workmen than the or
dinary laborers used for digging the
excavat'm. The cost of the sea level
canal they estimate at abour $230,000.
000, which, they claim, is only slightly
higher than under the lock plan. It
Is pointed out that between $30,000,000
and $40,000,000 would be required to
pay for lands which would be inunda
ted by a lock canal.
I.liuon liny HarUor.
The p'.an as adopted would make
Union bay one of the greatest harbors
of the world, elevate San Cristobal to
the chief city at the Atlantic end of
the canal, leaving Colon, which be
longs to the Republic of Panama, out
side of the American canal works
The breakwater necessary for the for
mation of the harbor of San Cristobal
will be an item of great expense.
On the Pacific Bide at Panama the
plans are also different from those of
the French canal company. The
French canal ends at La Boca, and it
was found that the Rio Grande in the
rainy season inundates the canal and
does great damage. Therefore it was
decided the canal should be built near
er to the City of Panama. At this
place the one lock, necessitated
through the difference in the tides of
the Atlantic and the Pacific, will be
The board has decided to substitute
Brussels for Paris as the meeting
place of the foreign members next
January. The American engineer who
will go to Brussels with the documents
to be signed has not yet been chosen.
NO EFFECT ON TOWNSHIPS
Attorney General Stead Ru'es on Nom
ination of Officers.
Springfield, 111., Nov. 20. Attorney
General Stead decided today the term
"incorporated" as it used in law does
not apply to the nomination of town
LEAVES 200 SAILORS IN AMERICA
Prince Louis' Squadron Rejects
Men Who Have Overstayed
New York, Nov. 20. The British
squadron weighed anchor shortly be
fore nn and proceeded down th
Sal Ion MUalac.
New York. Nov. 20. About 200 sail
ors from the British squadron were
missing from their ships when the
squadron sailed t day. Several of
those who had overstayed their have
were turned away as deserters when
they tried to board their ships this
morning. Many of the rejected sailors
Commissioner Watchern said a fine
cf $2 a head would be levied on every
sailor who appears to have been left
stranded in New York, the same as is
Ceremony at Copenhagen Involv
ing the Crown cf
BRILLIANT SCENE AT COURT
King Christian Accepts on Behalf of
His Grandson, Prince
Copenhagen. Nov. 20. The throne of
Norway was formally tendered to
Prince Charles of Denmark this morn
ing by a deputation of members of the
Norwegian parliament, and was accept
ed by King Christian in behalf of his
grandson. The ceremony in the palace
lasted only 20 minutes, but the scene
was brilliant, as it was attended by all
the princes and princesses and their
suites, diplomatic corps and high court
Crowd Sf Itopartnrr.
An enormous crowd gathered in
front of the palace and gave a rousing
reception to the new king and queen
as they left the palace in a gilded
HAY TAKE LEAD IN
Official Information of Movement
In This Direction By Roose
velt. St. Paul, Minn., Nov. 20. According
to State Insurance Commissioner
O'Brien's report to Gov. Johnson, made
today on O'Brien's return from a trip
to New York and Washington in con
nection with the trouble of the big
lifi insurance companies. President
Roosevelt may bo chief arbiter in the
cooperative efforts of all states of the
union to compel the large life insur
ance companies to put their business
on a s:ifer and morn economical basis.
FIRE GETS 18,000
BARRELS OF BOOZE
Loss to Overholt Distillery at Bradford,
Pa., Estimated at $1,
600,000. Connellsville, Pa.. Nov. 20. Last
night's fire at the Overholt distillery at
Bradford resulted in a loss of $l.Coo.
000. The warehouse was totally de
stroyed, but the distillery was not bad
ly damaged. Eighteen thousand bar
rels of whisky were destroyed.
MARRIED, YET NOT MARRIED
Jack London Ran Afoul of New Illinois
Chicago, Nov. 20. Because of his
ignorance of the new law governing
marriage of divorced persons in the
state of Illinois, Jack Ixindon, the well
known author, has placed himself in a
somewhat embarrassing position, and
it will be necessary for him to remarry
Miss Charmion Kitteredge to whom he
was wedded yesterday.
BERNHART IS COMING FAST
Great Actress Rushing Across from
New York to Open Tour.
Toledo. Ohio, Nov. 20. The special
train today over the New York Central
lines carrying Sarah Bernhardt from
New York to Chicago, has averaged a
mile per minute from Buffalo to To
ledo. New York, Nov. 20. Mme. Sarah
Bernhardt arrived yesterday afternoon
on the steamship La Touraine, and left
soon afterward for Chicago, where she
opens her farewell tour tonight.
New York. Nov. 20. Ail grades cf
refined sugar advanced 10 cents a hun
imposed on captains of trans-Atlantic
steamers for every immigrant smug
gled into the I'nited States without due
Had Drra ThrratfBrd.
New York, Nov. 20. Now that the
stay of Prince Louis of Battenberg in
this city is so nearly over, the fact has
been allowed to become known that
the prince has received numerous
anonymous letters threatening his life,
and that he deemed them serious
enough to call them to the attention of
the iioliee department and also ask
protection. In compliance with the re
quest the force of detectives assigned
to the prince was doubled. One of
the letters informed the prince that an
effort would be made to blow him ui
Drowns Self in WelL
Des Moines. Iowa. Nov. 20. Mrs.
Floy Anderson, a widow, and daughter
;of N. R. Lams, former land agent of
j Iowa, drowned herself in a well earl,
I today. She was insane.
THE ARGUS. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 190...
A NEW MOVE
General Political Strike
in Russia is
EXPECT FAMINE TO AID
Terrible State of Affairs Re
ported at Vladivostok, Half
City Being Burned.
St. Petersburg, Nov. 20. With the
collapse of the strike, leaders of the
reds say they will now devote their en
ergies to the preparation of a universal
political strike to sustain the revolu
tionary program when the national as
sembly meets. These plans involve
the cooperation, not only of workmen
of the cities, but the peasantry and. if
possible, the army and navy.
Aitled by Famine.
The leaders anticipate the famine.
which is at the doors of almost lS.ooo,
otm peasants of the central provinces,
will prove an effective ally of the agi
tation, as they can promise to give the
peasants land to an unlimited extent.
In State tf SiK.
While no further information has
betn received regarding the reported
false emperor who was said to be
marching at the head of thousands of
peasants in the province of Penza.
turbulence there has become so threat
ening the government has placed the
province in a state of siege.
Karn-k Out EUickt-Ilour Hay.
St. Petersburg. Nov. 2n. The con
servative leaders in the council of
workmen at 2:.r:i o'clock this morning
carried a resolution against any at
tempt to introduce a movement for an
eight-hour day. This is another vic
tory for the conservatives. The result
fin the eight-hour issue was reached
following the decision to abandon the
industrial strike, which is another de
feat for the extreme socialist faction.
Call Oft Mrik.
St. Petersburg. Nov. 20. The work
mens' council at 3 o'clock yesterday
morning decided to cull off the indus
trial strike Monday at noon, claiming
a great victory had been achieved and
that the lives of 1.C0O Cronstadt muti
neers have been saved.
( oiikuIm Auk Protection.
Warsaw, Nov. 20. The consuls have
asked the authorities to protect the
foreign residents, owing to the precar
ious conditions prevailing.
. rrMl In Church.
Lodz, Nov. 20. About 200 persons
were arrested by the military in the
Catholic church of Holy Cross here
yesterday for singing patriotic songs.
The soldiers fired on a crowd in the
street, killing two men and one woman.
Four men were wounded.
Jrn Alexin Vlftl
Bucharest, Nov. 20. Amob devasta
ted a number of Jewish chops in Kish
ineff yesterday robbing and. burning.
The houses on one street srere destroy
ed. Jews and studentsTwnabined to
fight the criminal.. A large number
on both sides were killed or wounded.
1 MM at Odnu.
Odessa. Nov. 20. The situation in
the city again is somewhat disquieting.
A recrudescence of disorders is threat
ened by the so-called loyalist element
and there are rumors of a mutinous
spirit among the troops. The British
consul today applied for a collective
passport for the entire British colony.
City Half Ilurnrd.
Tokio, Nov. 20. An eye witness of
the recent riot at Vladivostok, who has
arrived at Nagasaki, reports that near
ly half the city was burned and that
Goo of the garrison were killed, that
the jail was thrown open, and that Gen.
Kappekkek is missing. The damage
is estimated &t $25.OOO,0oo. Soldiers
from Harbin are reported to have join
ed the rioters.
Hum I'rlaonrrs Mutiny.
Nagasaki, Nov. 20. Five thousand
Russian prisoners mutined yesterday
and the officers of transports which
are to convey the Russians home were
compelled to seek protection from the
Japanese authorities. The situation Is
still threatening. The movement was
PLAYER ILOSES LIFE
New York, Nov. 20. G. C. Ficken,
fullback of the junior football team of
the Southern Athletic club, died today
from Injuries received In a game.
Washington. Nov. 20. The exchange
of ratified treat-r Russia ami
I Japan will occur here the 22nd inst,
NUDE MEN BURN
Fire Destroys Municipal Lodging
House at Glasgow, 39
VICTIMS OF POOREST CLASS
Nearly 300 Survivors Escape Into the
Streets Practically Without
Glasgow, Nov. 20. Thirty-nine men
lost their lives and 32 others were
burned severely in a fire which broke
out early yesterday morning in a muni
cipal lodging house.
The building was occupied by 33
men, most of them laborers, all be
longing to the ixtorvst classes. The
flames first were noticed on the fourth
iloor about G o'clock, and in the panic
which followed many fell down stairs
or jumped from windows.
It is the custom of these lodgers to
sleep nude, and when the firemen ar
rived, almost immediately an extraor
dinary scene was created by a proces
sion of naked men rushing out of the
entrance. Against their frantic ef
forts to escape the fire fighters actu
ally had to fight for admission.
l'nNNU4n Connected With HmI1-h.
Reacting the upper floors, the fire
men found that the narrow passages
were becoming congested wfth rueu
who had dropped to the lloors over
come by smoke. The fire, however.
was confined to the fourth tlor. and
as soon as the firemen were able to
get. to work it was speedily extinguish
ed. Many men were sleeping on the attic
floor above the burning fourth floor,
and these had narrow escapes. The
flames burst th rough the floor, and it
was impossible for them to descend.
The windows were securely fastened.
and they had to break them, so that
thoy could climb through to neighbor
lnr-li iiMl- Dunn the Strwt.
The march of the nude survivors tit
the police station was a fantastic one.
Some had snatched the covers of the
beds and others their trousers, while
many wore nothing. The local authori
ties had to be called upon to supply
the men with clothing and warm meals.
Owing to their migratory habits and
the absence of permanent homes many
of the dead will never be identified.
The identification of others is render
ed difticult by the absence of clothing.
in sympathy with the revolt at Vladi
vostok, the news of which quickly
reached the Russians in Japan.
Tokio,, Nov. 20. It is reported here,
Russia apprenending a mutiny of pris
oners on board the transports convey
ing them from Japan, asked the Japan
ese government to convoy them with
warships to Vladivostok. The Japan
ese declined. Strong enmity between
members of the army and navy on the
vessels is said to exist. Admiral Ro
jestvensKy is reported to be keeping in
his cabin on the Boroneji.
FINDS WAY TO CUT
Interchurch Conference Inserts Word
in Preamble of Constitution That
New York, Nov. 20. At its meeting
today the inter-church conference on
federation changed the wording of the
phrase, "Jesus Christ, our lord and sa
viour," in. the preamble of the consti
tution to read. "Jesus Christ our divine
lord and saviour." It is understood
the change will exclude from member
ship in the Federation the Nation
al L'nirarians on tiie ground they do
not. accept the theory of the divinty of
DECLARES JURY TOO LIBERAL
Seattle Judge Cuts Down Verdict
Against Mayor Zook.
Seattle, Wa.sh., Nov. 20. Rosana E.
G rover, who was awarded a verdict of
$10,000 for breach of promise against
Mayor Zook, of Ballard, Wash., must
take $t;.0oo or the case will Ix retried
in th superior court. Judge Aibert
son has made this rVg. He said that
the jury had been fi"j liberal. If fche
accepts the reduced verdict Zook will
carry the case to the supreme court in
an effort to wipe it ont.
GEN. CROZIER KEEPS PLACE
Detailed as Chief of Ordnance for Four
Years by President.
Washington, Nov. 20. The president
has announced that Gen. William Cro
zier has been detailed as chief of ord-
nance for the next four years. Gen.
I Crozier is now serving in that capacity.
SCORES GO DOffl WITH A
BURTON AGAIN ON
TRIAL AT ST. LOUIS
Second Time in Two Years Kansas
Statesman Has Been in
St. Louis. Nov. 20. For the second
time within two years I'nited States
Senator J. Ralph Burton, of Kansas,
was today called uion to defend him
self in the I'nited States court against
an indictment charging he was offered
nnd accepted compensation from the
Rialto drain & Securities company.
now defunct, for using his influence
while a member of the senate in lie-
half of that concern in certain matters
pending before the postofflce depart
mtnt at Washington.
STOPPED BY SHAW
Notice Given That Process Begun Un
der Recent Circular Ends
Washington. Nov. 2o. Secretary
Shaw today made public the following
statement: "The secretary of the
treasury hereby gives public notice
that the refunding of I'nited States
per cent bonds, loan of IDOX-IS, and I
per cent bonds, funded loan of 1U07.
now proceeding under the circular of
Sept. 2S, 1105. will be discontinued
after Nov. 2S." Bonds that are intend
ed for refunding must bo forwarded so
as to be received at the treasury de
partment not later than Nov. 2!.
London Poor Make Demonstia
tion Demanding Chance
SOME CARRY RED FLAGS
Hear Speeches and Pass Resolution?
Demanding the Convening of
London. Nov. 20. There was anoth
er "poverty parade" in the streets of
London this afternoon. Some 5.000 to
iJ.OOO unemployed men and a sprinkling
of women marched along the Thames
embankment to Hyde park, where they
listened to speeches and adopted reso
lutions condemning charity as a cure
for lack of employment and demanding
the summoning of parliament to initi
ate works of national utility.
Cnrrj- Itnl Klntc.
Red flags were seen and banners
bearing such devices as "Curse your
charity, we want work," and "There's
a limit to human endurance," indicated
the temper of the processionists. The
march, however, was quite orderly, as
the strong force of police on duty had
little to do.
ONE TRUST QUITS STRUGGLE
Sash and Door Combine Goes Out of
Milwaukee, Wis.. Nov. 20 The
Evening Wisconsin Kays that at a
meeting in Chicago of the Western
Manufacturing companies, better
known as the Sash and Ioor trust, it
was decided by a unanimous vote to
retire from business. This combina
tion was organized in 11)03 and began
business Jan. 1. 1101. with a capital
stock of $500.010, which was in the
hands of 12 largest stockholders.
Lena Due at Vladivostok Turns
Up at Honolulu Out
Honolulu. Nov. 21. It is reported
that the Russian cruiser Li ra which
unexpectedly came her-, went near
rough to Vladivostok to get into wire
less communication wiih th'tt port and
wa.-t warned to keep away unless ii
sympathy with thtir uprising against
the government. It is said I ti-officers
were divided in opinion that the crew
was in sympathy with the uprising. It
is impossible to confirm the report.
.4 ppraruat-r .Not Kzplnlued.
The appearance of the I-ena at Hon
olii'.u has not yet been explained. She
left San Francisco for Vladivostok
with enough coal to carry her to her
destination and at a time when fche
was due to be in that port ehe steamed
into Hnolulu harbor with very little
coal in her bunkera.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Hilda Strikes Rock and
120 Are Reported
ONLY SIX ARE SAVED
Most of Passengers English
men. Some Being Peo
ple of Wealth.
London. Nov. 20. The London Sc
Southwestern Railroad company an
nounced today an official report receiv
ed from St. Malo stated that the total
number of .persons on board the steam
er Hilda, wrecked off thev French
coast, was 121. only six of whom were,
Irlnll too l.ont.
London, Nov. 20. Between 90 and
loo lives were lost by the wrecking of
the St. Hilda, a cross channel steamer,
near .lard in lighthouse, off the north
coast of France. In a snow storm early
The St. Hilda, which was owned by
the London & Southwestern Railroad
company, sailed from Southampton for
St. Malo Friday night with more than
120 on board, including passengers and
ItU li KhkIInIi People Prrlnh.
Mori' than sixty of the passengers of
the St. Hilda wen- Breton peasants
who were on their way home with the
proceeds of the sale In Kngland of
their onion harvest, on which their
families depended for their living
through winter. All but five of these
Twenty names were on the first
cabin passenger list of the steamer.
These included several English peo
ple. Among them were Hon. Mrs. But
ler, sister of Lord Laneeborough. and
All Oa nonrd nut (tlx rerlah.
Of all who left Southampton on the
wrecked steamer only six persons defi
nitely are known to have been saved.
It is reported that five others landed
on a boat on the coust of France, but
this report has not been confirmed.
The wreck of the St. Hilda was dis
covered by the steamer Ada of the
same line, on leaving St. Malo for
Southampton yesterday. To the roast
of the sunken vessel, which was still
above water, six survivors were cling
ing. These were rescued by the A da' J
Strike ItockM la Storm.
The passage was delayed greatly by
a dense fog in the Fnglish channel
and when near St. Malo the steamer
ran into a severe snowstorm, appar
ently missing her course. While the
captain was seeking the entrance t:t
the port the steamer ran on the rocks
off Jardin lighthouse, three miles from
St. Malo, and at once went to the bot
tom. A telegram from St. Servan, adjoin
ing St. Malo. gives a few available par
ticulars. It says the Hilda, was near
St. Malo Saturday morning- anir groped
about in the snow all day, going into
the rocks in the roadstead at 4 o'clock
Sunday morning, having missed the
tide, owing to the bad weather.
ILLINOIS BOTTOMS BURN
IN VICINITY OF PEORIA
Heavy Grass on Lowlands Blazing an !
Homes of Poor Families Are
Peoria, 111., Nov. 20. Forest flrc,
which have been raging along the Illi
nois river bottoms for the last 21 hours,
are now beyond control and person
are seeking safety In tlight. Scores of
families have been obliged to fieefroiu
the flames and in many instances bare
ly have escaiied with their lives. Dam
ages amounting already to thousands of
dollars have been done and the flaniew
GOLD AND SILVER
United States' Output in 1904 Consid
erably Exceeds That of
Washington. Nov. 20. The report Is
sued by the geological survey says:
"The production of gold in the United;
States during 1104 amounted to 2.910.
noo fine ounces, valued a $s0,836,00O,
an increase of $7.211,OoO over the pro
duction of 1D03.
The production of silver la lfr04
amounted to 53,000,000 fine ounces,
valued at $32,035,000, an increase over
15)03 of 1 .700.000 ounce ot $2,713.00