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VOL. LV. NO. 83.
THE ARGUS, MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 190t.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
WORST STORM OF SEASON
SPREADS ACROSS COUNTRY
FOR BIG WEDDING
FRIGHTENED BY A
Main Question Between France
and Germany Avoided in
Alice Roosevelt Anxious to Have
Her Nuptials of Offi
High Wind, Snow and
Sharp Decline in
LARGE AREA INVOLVED
Follows Day of Unusual Warmth
Particularly In the
Chicago, Jan. 22. The central part
of the United States is today experien
cing the worst storm of the season. A
sharp drop in temperature is accompa
nied by snow in the western and cen
tral portions of the Mississippi valley
and a strong wind is driving the storm
toward the Atlantic coast.
Zero temperatures prevail in the
northwest and promise to be general
All railroads are much hampered and
wire service' in the vicinity of Chica
go is almost paralyzed on account of a
rain and sleet storm yesterday and
er York Cut Off.
New York, Jan. 22. Telegraphic
communication with Chicago was cut
oft at 9:35 this morning. Service up
to that time had been slow on account
of storms. At 10:30 wires were work
ing as far west as Toledo.
Where It All Start.
Tacoma. Wash., Jan. 22. A dis
patch from Dawson says that the bot
tom is falling out of the Yukon ther
mometers. The coldest weather known
in five years in the Yukon valley pre
vails now, Tantalus reports 82 below
zero and several other places 70 be
low. Government thermometers at
Dawson registered TO below Friday
Overland stages and other forms of
transportation between gold producing
creeks are suspended. The northwest
police have compelled teamsters to
stop hauling wood because the intense
cold was killing the horses. A drop of
four degrees more will break all Daw
iouthmmt U lilt.
St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 22. While the
east sweltered in summer-like weather,
a blizzard swept down upon the middle
west yesterday afternoon, lowering the
temperature an average of 50 degrees
and bringing typical winter weather.
The blizzard is reported to have ex
tended as far south as Texas. .
In north and central Missouri tho
ground is covered with an inch of. ico.
Beginning early in the evening, snow
and sleet continued to fall until mid
night. The heaviest snow storm in several
years prevailed throughout north
Texas and the temperature went far
below the freezing point, a fall of more
than 50 degrees from the summer-like
temperature of Saturday.
There oe I'rarb Crop.
Missouri horticultural officers state
tbat the sudden change in tempera
ture, following the extreme warm
weather of the last few days, may kill
the entire peach crop and do a great
damage to other fruit crops.
llllzzaril In MImmoutI.
Kansas City, Jan. 22. A blizzard
prevails in portions of western Mis
souri, eastern Kansas and over the
northern part of Indian Territory.
There Is a heavy fall of snow, driven
by a strong northerly wind, with the
temperature falling rapidly.
fold ! St. I'aul.
St. Paul, Jan. 22. The mercury
dropped over 40 degrees in 24 hours
in St. Paul, standing at 10 below this
morning. Nearly every station in the
northwest reports sub-zero weather.
Bank lu Sunablne.
Washington, D. C, Jan. 22. From
the Mississippi valley to the Atlantic
coast dwellers in city and country
basked yesterday in summer-like
weather, such as has not been experi
enced in that part of the country at
this time of year since 1890.
In Ohio, where the warm wave was
warmest, the temperature ranged from
70 to 74 degrees. South of the Ohio
river heavy rains and thunderstorms
tempered the heat. Everywhere, how
ever, in this region winter vanished for
the day and spring, and even summer,
took Its place.
Oae' Case of Heat Protratloa.
If the records had been kept care
fully it might have been possible 'to
give a list of January heat prostra
tions. Only one case was officially re
ported, however, that of a man in
lMjtsburg. Ohio, who suffered what in
summer would be called a sunstroke
and whose condition is serious.
WIRES WORKING BADLY.
Ice on the wires caused breaks
in the lines of both the Postal
and Western Union companies
today and service was restricted
and unsatisfactory. The Associ
ated Press report was hamper
ed in transmission. There was
little trouble westward, for
while the storm was more se
vere, there was little or no sleet.
The worst trouble was experi
enced between Peoria and Chi
cago, where the Postal reports.
30 poles broken down in one
place. Connection with St.
Louis was broken south of
Springfield. Everything from
the east came via Des Moines,
which had several good but sad
ly overcrowded wires to Chicago.
FRENCH ARE GIVEN
FREE HAND TO ACT
United States Willing to Risk Damage
to Monroe Doctrine in Present
Washington, Jan. 22. Convinced of
the sincerity of the assurances receiv
ed from France regarding her loyalty
to the Monroe doctrine and all that it
involves, the Washington government
has given the Paris government a free
hand in the execution of the program
for the solution of the Venezuelan
problem. The conferences on this
phase of the question occurred some
time ago and Mr. Jusserand. the French
ambassador, has filed assurance that
the efforts of France to obtain diplo
matic treatment for her charge
d'affaires at Caracas will not be inter
preted at Washington as in any way
violative of the Monroe doctrine.
ATTORNEY IN JAIL WITH
MEN WHOM HE CONVICTED
Denver Official Refuses to Pay Fine for
Contempt Friends Send Many
Denver, Colo., Jan. 22. With his cell
full of flowers, District Attorney
George Stidger spent Sunday in jail.
He was committed for contempt Satur
day night at 11 o'clock by District
Judge Frank Johnson, who fined him
$500, which Mr. Stidger refused to pay.
Judge Johnson alleged that District At
torney Stidger had obstructed the ma
chinery of . the court in its efforts to
close public gambling.
Nearly 1.000 visitors called at the jail
yesterday, and scores of messenger
boys brought flowers sent by admiring
friends of the district attorney, who
occupied a cell between Leonard Im
boden and J. A. Hill, the bank wreck
ers, whom Stidger himself convicted.
During the day the persiflage that pass
ed between Stidger and his two bank
wrecking victims was amusing.
Father and Son Murderers.
Golconda. 111., Jan. 22. William J.
Cullum and his son Walter, were con
victed Saturday night of killing Roy
Chamberlin, a boy, on June 3 last.
Their punishment was fixed at 14 years
in the penitentiary each.
FRESH UPHEAVAL THREATENS ZION
DOWIE DEMANDS REMOVAL OF OVERSEER SPEICHER FOR PERMIT
TING LONELY DEACON TO WED AND QUESTION OF AU
THORITY IS BROUGHT TO AN ISSUE.
Chicago, Jan. 22. Zion City fs on
the verge of another upheaval. This
time it may be spiritual as well as
temporal and involve either the return
of Dr. Dowie to his former complete
ascendency or his abdication of autho
rity in the church as well as in finan
cial affairs. In the event of the former
contingency it is feared that the ulti
mate financial consequences would be
This chaotic condition of affairs,
which threw the officers of the church
and the recently appointed 'triumvi
rate into long and heated conferences
last night, is the direct outcome of a
cablegram which "The First Apostle"
sent to Judge V. V. Barnes from Litch
field. Jamaica, last Wednesday. It
"Cancel the authority of Overseer
Speicher and remove him from the
church for acting as the devil's matri
monial bureau in marrying Deacon Cot
ton and Dorris Aufdemberger.
Would Stand by Dovrfr.
If Overseer Speicher refuses to ac
cept this order and if the triumvirate
refuses to insist upon it and it comes
to an open rebellion there is little ques
tion that the majority of the members
of the church would stand by their first
The summary action ol Dr. Dowie in
seeking to oust Overseer Speicher Is
DRAFT BEFORE CONFERENCE
Gives African Nation Power to Admin
ister Coast Patrol and Bar
Algeciras, Jan. 22. The committee
examining into the question of contra
band has completed the draft of an
agreement which was submitted to the
conference today. The agreement,
while temporarily solving this question,
appears to be purposely framed to fur
ther delay main issues between France
The draft provides that the various
powers pass laws prohibiting their citi
zens exporting arms to Morocco and
the coast patrol against contraband is
restricted to Morocco's territorial wa
ters, thus avoiding the search or seiz
ure of vessels upon the high seas.
Morocco Will Vntrol.
It is apparent that the theory of the
agreement is that Morocco will admin
ister the coast patrol, who will be
charged with this duty, and therefore
the delicate Franco-German controver
sy concerning whether France alone
or all the powers will exercise surveil
lance is deferred until the question of
police has been examined. As Ger
many and France are both represented
in the agreement it seems to insure
the acceptance of the plan by the con
ference. Outwardly Fuvorultle.
Both, sides express outward satisfac
tion, the Germans appearing to con
sider this another step in deferring
France's exercise of any special sur
veillance or authority in Morocco.
JURY DISBARS THE
MAYOR OF LAPORTE
Reports Verdict in Warmly Contested
Indiana Case Carried to Higher
Goshen, Ind., Jan. 22. After being
out nearly 21 hours the jury in the dis
barment case a?aint. Mayor Darrow
and City Attorney Wonlen of Luporte
and Attorney John A. Talbot of South
Bend yesterday returned a verdict of
guilty as charged as to Darrow and
Talbot and acquitted Worden.
Disbarment will be effective from
(he time judgment is given on the ver
dict. There will be a motion for a new
trial by the defendants, who say that i
a refusal to grant this will be followed
by taking the case to the higher courts.
FIREMEN WILL NOT STRIKE
Trouble Settled Amicably on the Dela
ware, Lackawanna & Western.
Scranton. Pa.. Jan. 22. It is official
ly announced that there will be no
strike of the Delaware, Lackawanna
& Western railroad firemen. The an
nouncement came from Central Man
ager T. E. Clark, of the Lackawanna
company, and Vice Grand Master A. C.
Wilson, of the Brotherhood of Locomo
tive Firemen. An amicable agreement
of the controversy has beeh arrived at.
based upon the latter's alleged as
sumption of spiritual authority and re
versal of spiritual rules. Deacon Frank
Cotton was until last week manager
of the Zion hospice, one of the most
important positions in the church. He
has been one of Dr. Dowie's chief lieu
tenants since the world's fair year.
Less than a year ago Deacon Cot
ton's wife died. Within a few months
he had grown attentive to her sister,
Church Itulra on Matrimony.
Now. among the rules of the Chris
tian Catholic church in Zion some of
the most Important deal with the mar
riage relations. Before a couple can
be married in Zion City it is necessary
to procure the permission of Dr.
Dowie. just as it is necessary to get a
marriage license in other cities.
During Dr. Dowie's last visit to Zion
City Deacon Cotton asked permission
to marry his sister-in-law. This was
refused peremptorily. The exact reas
on was not given out, but it is sup-,
posed that Dr. Dowie desired the cou
ple to wait until another year at least
had passed. One other instance Is on
record of a deacon being required to
wait two years.
As soon as Dr. Dowie had gone Mr.
Cotton applied, to Overseer Speicher
for a license. This was granted, and
the deacon and his sister-in-law were
married on Dec. 23. hardly a week af
ter Dr. Dowie had sailed.
Mine Workers Make ;
Change in New
ALLOTHERS TWO YEARS
Draft of Schedule to be Pre
sented Made Public at
Pittsburg. Jan. 22. The Post today
"A completed draft of the wage de
mands that are to be presented by the
United Mine Workers to the operators
at the interstate conference at Indian
apolis this week was secured from re
liable sources yesterday and shows one
decided change in policy over the for
mer agreement of these interests. The
miners are now asking for only a one
year agreement, instead of the two
year scale, which is to expire next
April and which was the first of the
kind to be tried by the coal interests.
"The specific demands to be present
ed to the operators are included in
seven propositions, as follows:
"1. A straight advance of 12V2 per
cent for all miners and mine laborers.
"2. All bituminous districts to be
admitted to the conference where they
are represented by both mine workers
"3 A 7-cent differential must be es
tablished between pick and machine
mining on the mine rim basis.
"4. A uniform day wAge scale to be
paid to all classes of day labor.
"5. Boys under 16 years of age shall
not be permitted to work in or about
"G. That the wage agreement or con
tract between the United Mine Work
ers and the operators shall continue
for one year from April 1, 1S9S.
"All other conditions of the present
wage agreement Itr-'.f do not conflict
with the above dennds shall remain
in force for the same period as the
Conlrrrncf Thu rutin -.
"The conference between the miners
and operators is to start in Indianapolis
onThursday of this week."
W'untM Mo I'ollllcnl Honora.
Indianapolis, Ind.,; Jan. 22. "There
is no political office in the United
States that I would resign the presiden
cy of the United- Mine Workers oi
America to accept.",
Wildest enthusiasm seized the dele
gates to the United Mine Workers'
convention when President Mitchell
used the words in Tomlinson hall Sat
urday afternoon. Mr. Mitchell had
asked permission of the convention to
speak on a resolution for an amend
ment to the constitution providing that
any sub-district or national officer, up
on accepting any political pffice, should
resign his official connection with the
United Mine Workers, and if he did
not the resignation should be requested
and the office declared vacant. The
resolution was later withdrawn.
ADMITS A HOLDUP AT OMAHA
Three Lads Confess to Robbery and
Omaha. Neb., Jan.' 22. Jack O'Hearn
Roy Nelson, Leo Angus, and Joe War
ren are under arrest and three of them
have confessed to participation in the
murder of Nels Lausten and the rob
bery of his saloon at an early hour yes
terday morning. 1 O'Hearn, who is
charged by the others with the shoot
ing of Lausten, has remained silent.
The men were arrested for another
crime, and in the"sweatbox" Angus
gave the clew which led to the con
Tuan Fang Before Going East Ar
ranges to Present Rare Tablet
. to Field Museum.
Chicago, Jan. 22. Tuan. Fang and
Tai Hung Chi, the Chinese high com
missioners, left Chicago at 8 o'clock
last night in a special train over the
Pennsylvania railroad. They will
spend today in Pittsburg and will ar
rive in Washington at 10 oclock to
morrow morning. ' Before leaving Chi
cago Tuan Fang made known his de
sire to present to the Field museum of
natural history 'a rare and ancient Chi
nese stone tablet similar to one in the
Japanese Imperial museum in Tokio.
There are said to be but three of thi
tablets in existence, the third being
in the palace of Tuan Fang.,
ALL CONGRESSMEN GUESTS
Parents Opposing Such Elaborate
Function, But Daughter's Wishes
Expected to Prevail.
Washington, Jan. 22. Although Miss
Roosevelt is to be married to Congress
man Nicholas Longworth In a month
and all Washington is looking forward
with great interest to the event, plans
for. the ceremony are still in a tenta
tive state. For one thing there is the
matter of invitations to consider. Mrs.
Roosevelt believes that the personal
friends of the. two families should re
ceive adequate recognition, and that
Miss Roosevelt's hostesses of the past
in various cities should not be counted
out. Miss Roosevelt has been so ex
tensively entertained that were none
but these families to be invited they
would fill the allotted space.
Think of Cnf rrsMinen.
Miss Roosevelt's desire is for an of
ficial wedding. She is particularly an
xious that Mr. Longworth's associates
in the house of representatives shall
be first considered. She contends that
they all will be anxious to see their
colleague married and that they ought
to be asked.
Miss Roosevelt wishes to be cour
teous to the foreign powers and to ask
their representatives to tt.is country to
be present the auibassadois and min
isters, with their wives. She wants
the judges of the supreme court also.
Of course the membership of the sen
ate would be included with that of the
house. Then there is the Philippine
party, the members of which Miss
Roosevelt and Mr. Longworth natur
ally want invited for reasons of senti
Make J.ouk I. int.
With a few of the most intimate
friends of the bridal couple added, this
list would be almost excessive. .lust
what decision will be reached is a mat
ter of conjecture; but it is safe to say
that the wishes of the bride-elect prob
ably will prevail.
The ceremony will be performed in
the middle east window alcove of the
east room. This will afford the best
opportunity possible for the guests to
see the ceremony. They will assemble
not only in the east room, but also in
the red corridor, in the green room and
in the main entrance to the White
THE PRESIDENT OF
ECUADOR A FUGITIVE
Unconfirmed Rumor at Guayaquil 200
Killed or Wounded in Fight
ing. Guayaquil. Ecuador. Jan. 22. It is
rumored that Senor Lizardo Garcia,
president oj Ecuador, has taken refuge
in the Brazilian legation at Quito, the
capital. It. is imjiossible. however, to
ascertain the truth of this rumor, as
communication with Quito is inter
rupted. Guayaquil, Ecuador. Jan. 22. Two
hundred persons have bVen killed or
wounded in the fighting here.
ROOSEVELT IN NEW
JACOB A. RMS QUOTED AS SAYING PRESIDENT WILL RUN
THIRD TERM IF NECESSARY TO DEFEAT OBSTRUCTING
CORPORATIONS NEW POLITICAL ORGANIZATION.
Washington, D. C, Jan. 22. Jacob
A. Riis interview, declaring that Pres
ident Roosevelt would run for a third
term if it became necessary in order
to achieve the defeat of the corpora
tions obstructing the president's re
forms, has attracted widespread atten
tion. Special importance is attached to
Mr. Riis' statement: "Party lines will
be wiped out in 190S."
Mould He MKooevc-lt" Iary.
This, it is declared by the Washing
ton correspondent of the New York
Herald, foreshadows the formation of
a "Roosevelt party" that will sweep
the president in for a third term.
"Representatives point out signifi
cant things both north and south in
justification of their belief," says the
Herald correspondent. "They say the
president has already laid ground for
a 'Roosevelt party' in the north. He
can either lioss the republican party
in New York and New England or cre
ate a "Roosevelt party,' just as he
chooses. In the south he is working
to appease the southern democrats.
Kiwctn Murk front South.
"There is a general feeling that the
president expects great things from
the south and that he is seeking to
hold enough southern men in congress
J to carry through his measures, despite
j republican opposition. Southern demo
PROGRAM OF WEEK IN UP
PER AND LOWER HOUSE
Washington. D. C. Jan. 22. Follow
ing is an outline of (his week's work in
Srnnlr Tli" imtc)i;i lit marine l.illiind
tli- pure foml bill fttill lnl'J their place
on the senate ealemlur, imp former .'is
the ii n (i n i sliol business each day alter
J o'clock. aiil the latter occupyiiiK a
similar position before thai hour: hut
both of those measures nive place tem
porarily today lo a discussion t the
railroad rate iiuestion. The enieiK'-ncy
deficiency bill will reach the senate
early in tin- week.
1IOI mk Interest will center largely
in the statehood bill, which will come
before the bouse Wednesday. The lirst
action will be a test of strentrtli te-
tween the so-called "insurjfents and
the "stalwarts" in the vote on the rule
which will accompany the bill for the
purpose of prevent inf? any amendments
beintC made to it. The 'Insurgents"
want this rule defeated and predict that
they have votes eiiouish. District i:".
set apart for consideration of lexisla
tion for the District of Columbia, will
have the riprht of way after tin-passage
of the deficiency bill. The railroad rate
bill, which is to follow statehood legis
lation, will not be presented for con
sideration until the week following.
GUESTS IN DANGER
Boiler Explodes Wrecking Fash
ionable Hotel Windmere
HUNDRED FIFTY IN BUILDING
Panic Results Would Have Been Long
Death List Had Dining Room
Chicago. Jan. 22. Tragedy visited
the Hotel Windermere, Fittygjixth
street and Cornell avenue, one of the
fashionable family hotels of the city,
yesterday morning in the form of a
boiler explosion, which killed the en
gineer, injured a woman and wrought
much ruin in the establishment. Had
the accident, which occurred at 5:30
o'clock, come a little later, during the
period when breakfast was served,
many of the guests would have met
death, for the floor of the dining hall,
immediately over the engine room, was
torn to nieces. The damage to tne
building is estimated at $15,000.
JOHN' KAPKOCH. 22 years old, 212
Huron street; night engineer.
Mrs. Lettie May, Cincinnati, guest;
slight cuts on foot and face.
Panic foilowed the sudden crash.
The guests, 150 in number, rushed out
into the halls, thinly clad, endeavor
ing to learn what had happened. The
and many of the rooms were
with smoke and steam, which
to the confusion,
dread of fire, increased by a
blaze which began to spread
through the wreckage, and fear that
the structure would collapse, caused
the utmost fear among the women, and
many of them ran out into the streets
in their night robes.
Sir Percy Miller Dies.
ixmdon. Jan. 22. Sir James Percy
Miller, who was well known in racing
and military circles, is dead. He won
the derby twice in 1X90 with Sainfoin,
and in 1903 with Hock Sand. He was
41 years old.
crats saved the Philippine tariff bill
EPISCOPAL BISHOPS GATHER
Dignitaries of Five Middle States Dis
cuss Forward Movement.
Indianapolis. Jan. 22. A meeting of
the bishops of the Fifth district of the
Protestant Episcopal church, including
the state of Ohio. Indiana, Illinois. Mi
chigan and Wisconsin is" being held in
this city continuing until Wednesday.
Discussion of plans for a forward
movement in the church is the object
of the meeting. The general topic for
discussion at this conference of bish
ops, which is being held at the resi
dence of Bishop Joseph Marshall Fran
cis, is "What the Episcopal Church
SOCIALISTS ARE PEACEFUL
Big Mass Meetings in Cities of Ger
many Are Without Disorder.
Berlin. Jan. 22. The socialist meet
ings held here and in other large
towns of the empire yesterday passed
off without disorder. The halls, which
were filled to overflowing, were closed
by the police half an hour before the
speaking commenced. Strong resolu
tions of sympathy with the Russian
revolutionists were passed and pro
tests against the present tripartite suf
frage system in Prussia were adopted.
Terrible Slaughter at the
Door of Philadelphia
MANY LOSETHEIR LIVES
Disaster Caused by Insignifi
cant Fire Crushed on
Philadelphia. Jan. 22. Eighteen per
sons were killed and probably half a
hundred injured in a panic following
the cry of "fire" kit night in St. Paul'
colored Baptist church on the west
side of Eighth street, between Poplar
street and Girard avenue. The ser
vices were being held on the Hecond
floor of the building.
mII Klre Hrrnkii Out.
A defective flue met fire to the chim
ney casing, causing smoke to pour
through the crevices in the floor near
the pulpit. The room was well filled,
and the cry of "fire," coupbid with the
sight of smoke, threw the congregation
into a panic.
Itnah for MulrM.
A wild rush was made for the stairs,
despite the efforts of Rev. E. W. John
son, the pastor to ailay the fears of the
frenzitd people. All wanted to get out
at once, and men, women, and child
ren alike were knocked down and
trampled upon by those pushing front
behind. The stairway to the first floor
had one sharp turn in it and the fright
ened people became so tightly wedged
in the bend of the stairs that the frail
wooden banister gave way, precipitat
ing many to the first floor.
Ilnv- l.lfr Mnmurtl (Int.
The crash and the fccrc-am audi
shrieks of the women and children ad
ded to the frenzy of those above. They
did not ttop in their onward rufh to
get out. Notwithstanding the wide
open doors on the first floor leading
to the street, the crush was so great
that IS person had the life htamped
out of them before the panic was
A general alarm was sent in for am
bulances, firemen and policemen. Men
and women ran about the streets call
ing for missing loved ones. The fire
was only trifling, the flames being ex
tinguished before the firemen arrived.
LEFT SHIP WRECK
ON REMOTE REEF
Crew of King David Rescued and Tak
en to San FranciscoSix
Victoria, IJ. C. Jan. 22. The steam
er iu'-en City has arrived here with
Captain Davidson and Itf other nur
vivors of the wrecked steel jship King
David, which dragged her anchor and
dragged broadside on Bajou reef Dec.
i:J. The survivors left her a total
wreck, after spending five wwks in an
abandoned fishing camp with big drift
wood fires burning nightly to slgiul
any vessel that came near. Although
the shipwrecked men were on an un
inhabited beach for ho long, they did
not suffer severely and had provis
ions for a month longer when picked
up. Captain Davidson reported that
six men who volunteered to go In an
open boat for help to the nearest land.
150 miles away, were lost.
Bridge and Iron Workers Have Griev
ance That Threatens Gen
Cleveland, Ohio, Jan. 22. "Within
CO days members of the international
association of bridge and structural
iron workers will vote on the matter
of declaring a strike against the fabri
cated material of the American Bridge
company." fs the statement made by
President F. M. Ryan of the Interna
The international executive board
has been in session in Cleveland for
the past week, and one of the moft im
portant subjects considered was the
matter of declaring a strike against tho
material of the American Bridge com
pany. Roosevelt Appointee Caught.
Annapolis, Md., Jan. 22. Charge of
hazing have been lodged against Mid
Bhlpman Richard K. Mann, member of
the first class, and who is an appointeo
of President Roosevelt. He is aireadf
under arrest on the charge of "French
tng" from the academy grounds.