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VOL. LV. NO. 95.
THE ARGUS, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1900.
PRICE TWO CENTS
SENATORS CLAMOR FOR priest dies hero IS CAUSE OF moody at trial DISCREDITS REPORT OF
FULL INDIVIDUAL LIBERTVl
Condemning Party Ac
tion on Treaties.
REFERS TO DOMINGO
Tillman Father of Move to
1 Give. Greater Security to
Railway Mail Clerks.,
Washington, Feb. 5. The senate" to
day adopted a -resolution rcappointin
former Secretary of State Richard Ol-
ney as member of the board of regents
of the Smithsonian Institution.
Patterson Ilaa Itenolutlon.
Patterson caused a sensation by in
troducing a resolution relative to the
rights of m senators in voting upon
Lodge had prepared a resolution
fcimilar to that of Patterson, declaring
a treaty like the Dominican should not
be made the subject of party action,
but withheld it when Patterson had
proposed a resolution.
Violated Spirit of Conatlt at loo.
. The Patterson resolution recited that
the action of the democratic caucus in
dictating to senators how they should
vote was a plain violation of the spirit
and intent of the constitution of the
United States; that each senator was
entitled to one vote and any attempt.to
coerce ' him was an invasion of the
rights of the state. 'That any senator
who permits himself to be so coerced
weakens and degrades his high office,
and assails the dignity and standing
of the senate.
The resolution was listened to with
great interest by the senators. Patter
eon gave notice he would discuss the
Would SaVe Mall Clerk.
Tillman presented and the senate
adopted a resolution calling upon th?
postmaster general for Information a3
to the number of postal clerks killed
In railroad accidents during past years,
and also asking how many steel cars
are now used in the postal service and
whether, fatalities have been so great
in those as in other cars.
Many Are Killed.
Tillman said he had noticed frequent
fatalities to mail clerks in railroad ac
cidents and that he wanted to ascer
tain whether more security for them
could not be secured by means of
stronger mail cars.
Vote on Skipping mil Feb. 14.
Washington, Feb. 5. The senate to
day agreed to vote on the shipping bill
at 5 p. m. Wednesday, Feb. H.
Aarreea on Appropriation.
Washington, Feb. 5. An appropria
tion of H.83S.933 for fortifications In
1907 was agreed upon today by the
house committee on appropriations.
Drbalp la Houne.
Washington, Feb. 5. The debate on
the railroad rate bill was resumed in
the house today, Littlcfleld of Maine
opening with an hour's speech in oppo
sition to the bill.
Father Gilbert Simon Drowns
While Rescuing Students
at Peru, III.
Attorney General Advises District
Attorney Morrison in
ASTERN RAILWAY MERGER
skaters breakthrough ice Chinese Attitude Toward McFARLAND on the stand
ROCK ISLAND TRAIN
LEAVES THE RAILS
Saved Three Before Seized With Cramp
Fifteen Injured, Two Fatally, in Wreck- Three Boys Lost With
Ing of Passenger in New I Him.
BIG EAST ST. LOUIS
Another Denial That Garfield's Evi
dence Was Used by Judiciary Million Bushels of Wheat and St
Department. I Louis Transfer Stables With 200
Pnni Til I . r L1,, v, o:
sons were injured, two of them prob- nion lost h,s life here s"tl,rday after
ably fatally, in the derailment of an I noon in an unsuccessful attempt to
east boundeast bound Chicago, Rock rescue from drowning Cass Banin of
Island & pacific passenger train four champaign, 111., Charles Reuter of Chi
ll. S. ARMY PREPARED
Chicago, Feb. 5. Attorney General I
! William II. Moody w as an interested
St. Louis. Feb. 5. The Union eleva
tor at East St Louis 111 nontninini'
uuseiver at me opening toaay or me 11,000,000 bushels of wheat was destroy-
tnal of the immunity pleas advanced led by fire Saturday night. Loss SI.
by the packers. , lie evinced great in- 500.000. The fire spread to the stables
miles from Du ran. Two private cars cag0 and Frank Christie of St Louis TWO BOdieS Of TrOODS Kept terest Jn the case, frequently offering of the St. Loiiis Transfer company and
carrying members of the Chicago Com- Mo all of whom were studont8 in at.
merciai association urn not leave me tendance at St. Bede college, a Catho-
tracks and the occupants of these cars
escaped with a severe shaking up,
They assisted the trainmen in caring
for the injured
Ready to Proceed to Scene
suggestions to District Attorney Mor-200 horses and as many wagons were
rison, who is conducting; the case fori burned, in addition to the destruction
WANTED TO POSTPONE DATE
Quarrel .Over Day of. Wedding Causes
Murder and Suicide. ;
Dayton, Feb. 5. Because she wished
to postpone the wedding day, set fcr
Wednesday, Mrs. Eva Kennedy is dead
with a bullet hole in her heart and Roy
Mendenhall is at the hospital with two
self-inflicted revolver wounds, which
will probably cause death.
Lady Gray Expires.
London, Feb. 5. Lady Gray, wifo
of Sir Edward Gray, the foreign min
ister, who sustained concussion of the
brain by being thrown from her trap
at Ellinghain, Northumberland, last
Thursday, died yesterday, without .hav
ing regained consciousness.
BUYS FROM HEIRS
Tri-City Pasteurized Milk Com
pany Purchases Hender :
DEAL INVOLVES 800 ACRES
SEEMS WHOLESALE FORGER
Eugene Elklns Swindled Many in
Northern Copper Country.
Houghton, Mich., Feb. 5. Eugene
Elkins, charged with wholesale forger
ies throughout the entire copper coun
try for a period covering a year and a
half, and who. it is alleged, is wanted
for the same crime in Milwaukee.
Green Bay, Marinette, Menominee and
Iron Mountain, was arrested in Racine
on Information from the Houghton au
thorities and yesterday lodged in jail
Sheriff Stays Lynching.
Poplar Bluffs, Mo., Feb. 5. In spite
of the avowed intention of the mob to
lynch Bud Jackson, the negro assail
ant of Mrs. Daniel Norman, SherifT
Hogg succeeded in removing Jackson
from the Jail and started on his way to
Hendrickeon, 16 miles distant.
A REWARD OFFERED
Butchers'' Union Trying
Two Hundred Fifty Acres of Timber
Land Will Be Cleared-More Im
provements on Place.
Probably the largest deal in farm
land consummated in this locality in
several years has been made by John
W. Parker, representing the Tri-City
Pasteurized Milk company, of which he
is secretary, and E. H. Bowman, as
agent for the heirs of Matthew H. Hen
derson. The property Involved is that
now under lease of the company and
occupied as a dairy farm in Black
Hawk township, including S(0 acres.
Negotiations have been in progress
for some time, but the magnitude of the
deal and the number of persons involv
ed, caused some delay.
Will Clear Land.
Of the 800ftcres 200 is now clear
and 250 will have the timber removed
soon. Twenty men are now engaged
to do this work and a market has been
found for the wood. Three hundred
fifty acres will remain as timber pas
This practically establishes the com
pany's interests in Black Hawk town
ship permanently, and while $10,000
has already been spent in improve
ments this will not be the end of the
It is proposed to so conduct the farm
that not only will it produce enough
for the cattle and other stock there.
but also provide for the many horses
used at the plant in this city.
lie school one mile west of here. Fath
er Gilbert was a member of the faculty
of the college.
Tnflve lMuuKt'tl Into AVntrr.
Twelve young men were precipitated I San Francisco, Feb. "5. Army oflic-
into the water. Father Gilbert called I rs who arrived here on the transport
to bystanders to keep away from the I Logan yesterday report the prospect of
hole made and succeeded in saving ("trouble in China is the chief topic of
three of the students before he was discussion m army circles in Manila.
seized with cramp and rendered help-1 The 13th Infantry anditwo squadrons
less. I of the Sth cavalry have been ordered
Charles Reuter, the Chicago boy who I to prepare themselves for'field service.
was drowned, saved two of his fellow I i)rMtiiuitim n Secret.
students and the others were rescued The destination of these troops re-
by swimming to a place where the ice mains a headquarters secret, but the
was solid. only explanation of the order is they
The bodies of the men drowned were are to be held in readiness for a China
recovered an hour and a half later. (expedition at th first warning of an
Father Morris, another priest who outbreak
was near the scene of the drowning,
administered absolution as the bodies
disappeared from view.
Father (iUbeit u Younic Mnu.
Father Gilbert was 35 years of age
and came to the college from St. Vin
cent's. Pa., six months ago.
Charles Reuter of Chicago was a
member of the senior class and would
have graduated in June.
The two other victims were young
men taking the commercial course.
The parents of the boys have been no
tified of the accident by wire.
MrKiirlnnil on StantL
C. M. McFarland, office manager of
the Fairbanks Canning company, who
was on the stand when court adj6urned
Friday, resumed his evidence this
morning. It related entirely to the
of the building.
NEW SOCIETY OF TRAVELERS
Iowa Salesmen, Dissatisfied With Old
Ottumwa, Iowa, Feb. 5. A new or-
number and character of books which I ganization for traveling men was form-
Interstate Commerce Com
mission's Report Giv
en to House.
STOCK HELD IN COMMON
Less Competition Than For
merly Admitted, but It May
AMERICA IN LEAD
Y. M. C, A. Work in This Coun
try in Advance of Rest
of the World.
he had shown to the agents of the gov- ed at a meeting here Saturday night
ernment who made an investigation with more than COO traveling men from
under the direction of Commissioner all over Iowa and about 20 from oth-
Garfield. er states enrolled as charter members.
Moody Deuie imniiiuKy. The society was named the American
Chicago, Feb. 5. "Commissioner Commercial Travelers. T. B. Trotter
Garfield never gave the department of was elected president and C. C. Porter
justice any evidence against the pack-1 secretary-treasurer. Both live In Ot
ers. He told them he would not, and I tuniwa. The movement for a new or-
he is a man of his .word." Attorney
General Moody made this declaration
with strong emphasis yesterday after
noon in an interview at the Auditorium
Annex. At the same time he made it
plain that he was satisfied with the
present status of the packers' trial.
ganization was started by Ottumwa
salesmen because they were dissatis
fied with the alleged arbitrary methods
in conducting the recent election at
the annual meeting of the Iowa State
Traveling Men's association in Des
SEVERAL ARE NOMINATED!
COLDEST OF YEAR
DR. KARL FRIES ; AUTHORITY
President Sends Batch of Names to the
Washington. Feb. 5. The following
presidential nominations were an- L0W6SI I emperatures KeCOrded
HOCH APPEALS TO PEOPLE
Bigamist Sentenced to Hang Declares
Wife Lied on Stand
Chicago, Feb. 5. Johann Iloch, con
fessed bigamist and convicted murder
er sentenced to hang Feb. 23. has made
a long statement to the people of Illi-
Makes Two Addresses at Augustarta
College Comes to Attend Meet
ing of Volunteer Movement.
America has left old England behind.
According to Dr. Kari Fries, nation
al secretary of the Y. M. C. A. of Swe
den, the association work in this coun-
nois. declaring himself innocent. Hoch tri" is far in advance,-of that of any
asserts his wife. Emilie Flscher-Hoch. oiner - in world. He speaks with
now admits that several important por-j authority, having mad a study of it
tions of the testimony given by her ,u various countries, ane worK siart
during the trial were false, and be- ed in England, but thejrapid strides of
miicd f this Tlrh nrniM s to the nen- lur .lasutiaiiou uitu in lueir woik. in
pie to prevent his execution.
ENGINE SIDESWIPES TRAIN
Fivo Coaches Derailed on Lake Shore
at Cleveland, Ohio.
Cleveland, Feb. 5. Five passenger
coaches were derailed and the engineer
and fireman of the train slightly hurt tend the meeting of the Students' Mie-
early today in a wreck on the Lake I sionary Volunteer movement, which is
Shore at the foot of Alabama street, held in Nashville, Tenn.; this month.
The train. No. 14, westbound, was side- of which he is president. .
swiped by a yard freight train. The
passengers were considerably shaken TIRES OF CAPERS
up, but none was seriously hurt.
To be placed on the retired list
with the rank of brigadier general.
Col. P. Henry.
Surveyor of customs, port of Indian
apolis, Leopold G. Rothschild.
Register of treasury, William T. Ver
non, of Kansas.
Postmaster, in Illinois, W. E. Puffer,
From Various" Points in
North and Wesc.
MOVING TOWARD THE GULF
Goes to 26 Below at Superior, Wis.
Moderating Weather Generally
St. Paul, Feb. 5! The coldest weath
er of the winter prevails today. Ther-
n- I , i , i , i
ri,-s sl,OKe ai AuSusiana coi- the exposiou of a
ltse jeoiriuay uu uuj t,uujeci. i lie of jo persons Can
BOMB DESTROYS A HOUSE
Twelve Bodies Can Be Seen in Ruins
of Building Blown Up in Russia.
Berlin, Feb. 5. The Lokal Anzeieer I mometers registered 10 to 16 below
today printed a dispatch from Katto zero. Prospects the cpld will be mod
witz, Prussian Suecia, announcing aferate tonight
private house at Siloe, across the Rus-I s ieio
sian frontier, has been destroyed by Superior, Wis., Feb. 5. Street ther
bomb. The bodies mometers showed 25 to 2G below zero
be seen in the ruin, I at 7 this morning,
Fields." In the evening hi subject
was. "The Young People of Today."
He is in this country at present to at-
many others were
Indians as Bank Robbers.
Tulsa, I. T., Feb. 5. Buck Mansfield,
Hudge Hensen, Nat Hines. and Bob
Cnlvfn f!hprokp Tnrlinns hnvo )wJn
arrested, charged with robbing the Charles City,' where the mercury drop-
First National bank at Owasso. I. T. I net to below, and a bigu wind ac
!. Ilelow at l.u t'roHMC.
La Crosse, Wis., Fob. 5. It was 15
below zero here this morning.
'oldest in Iown.
Des Moines, Feb. 5. The cold wave
in Iowa reached the maximum at
OF, HER COUNT
American Wife of Castellane, Said to
Have Left Husband, May Ask
WOULD PIPE THE GAS HERE
Davenporters Interested in Fields De
veloped Near Muscatine.
ACCOruing lo .uuscauue papers ir- p. Vnh K p0,,ntss nnn1 (U.
tain capitalists in Davenport are in- rat' 0 frn,.rtv tnnn r.,M tn-
natural gas to the tri-cities from the
field near Muscatine now in course of
development. It is claimed that one
of the five wells that have been put
Jan. 26. They were taken to jail at
Claremore. The bank vault was wreck
ed and looted of $2,000.
Bandits Terrorize a Village.
companied the cold wave, causing con
siderable suffering to stock.
Kansas City, Feb. 5. The cold wave,
central in this part of the southwest
day entered a plea for divorce from her
T i i Tn i w rr" i 1
ivauixaKee, in., reo. a.-inree ro- Mast nluht. is movin toward the irulf
bers, who drove Into the village of The coldest point In this section today
Bourbonnaise in a stolen rig at 2 is at Springfield, Mo., where it was 2
ocjock yesterday morning, nem tne degrees below zero Moderating weath
residents terrorized while they robbed cr is predicted for the next 12 hours,
at will residences, tne iostonice ami
a safe in Simon Tetreault's barber Mitchell Reuses to Talk.
shop, which they blew up. The village Indianapolis, Feb. 5. The national
New York, Feb. 5. Countess Boni marshal was notified by telephone from executive board of the United Mine
, ' n,ntl( flirnJchp, more eas than de Caste,lane- formerly Miss Anna one of the residences entered, but de- Workers of America adjourned today,
is used now in JluMatlne -and all GUld' haS lcft heF husbancl. and U is cided to take no chances with the men President Mitchell refused to discuss
three of the tri-cities.
on account of darkness.
GREATEST RAILROAD MERGER FORMED
GOOD REASON FOR BELIEF E. H. HARRIMAN HAS CONSOLIDATED
THE UNION PACIFIC AND ILLINOIS CENTRAL WITH
MILEAGE OF 22,276.
been the taking over of these and oth
Chicago, Feb. 5. The greatest rail
road merger in the nation's history !s
believed to have been consummated.
Following merger reports from New
York that the Union Pacific railroad
had obtained control of the Illinois
Central line and that Edward H. Harri
man. the dictator in the" former cor
poration, had conducted the negotia
tions, additional color was lent to the
story in Chicago yesterday. Illinois
Central officials admitted that the mer
er had been talked of for months,
though they were noncommittal on the
most recent details.
It was recalled ' In .this connection
that Mr. Harrlnian had personally or
ganized the Rail road. Securities com
pany, which is a holding concern for
Illinois shares, but local officials were
unable to reveal the amount of stock
gained by the "railroad wizard" through
It was declared on good
Cincinnati. Feb. 5. A reward will
be offered by the Meat Cutters' and
Batcher Workmen's National union for this source.
Information leading to the location of authority, however, that as high as
President Donnelly of that organiza-1 100,000 shares, at a par value of $16.-
m I AAA A A .
tion who has not been . neara irom ; uhu.uuv, were eecurea immeaiaieiy ai
since Thursday. National Secretary
Homer D. Call made the statement to
day. " . -
ter the holding company was chartered
in New Jersey. ;
A later move is reported to hare
reported here that she has instructed
her attorney to begin suit for a divorce.
It is known that the countess left her
Paris mansion last Monday after a
scene with her husband, in which she
accused him of flagrant misconduct.
She took her maid and her personal be
longings and went to the Hotel Bristol,
where she has remained since. It was
thought for a time that she would take
the next ship for America, but this she
failed to do, and the report now has
gone out that vigorous attempts are be
er shares by the Union Pacific. The ing made by the count s relatives to the anthracite operators are now ac
records now show that the western line bring about a reconciliation. cused of responsibility for the break in
the work of the board.
WALL STREET AIDING GOAL TROUBLE?
PITTSBURG OPERATOR DECLARES CAPITALISTS HAVE CHOSEN
PRESENT AS FAVORABLE TIME TO BREAK P6WER OF
THE UNITED MINE WORKERS.
Pittsburg, Feb. 5. Wall street nnd
controlled by Mr. Harriman has clinch
ed at least 240,000 shares, valued at
par at $24,000,000.
Iff Made Supreme.
Enough friendly aid Is believed to
have been promised to Mr. Harriman
to make him supreme in Illinois Cen
t'ral as well as in Union Pacific
ECLIPSE OF MOON FEB. 9
the Indianapolis conference which Is
expected to result in the greatest strike
Phenomena Visible Throughout United of coal miners in the country's history.
States Early in Morning. I One of the largest coal operators in the
In the early morning of Feb. 9, a to- Pittuburg district in an Interview said
tal eclipse or tne moon win occur
His which will be visible throughout the
Tir.., (Knmfnm oftmnriP whole of the United States. The moon
the following lines, with a mileage far will enter the earth's shadow and the to break up the power of the United
greater than any other single group or eclipse win oegin at taree minutes ue- ...
railroads In the United States: I tor 2 a. m. ine eenpse win uecome uc i iu w. ""
Mileage, total at 2 minutes before 2 and remain coai operators 10 na meir mines 01
Union Pacific railroad 7.0001 total tor 1 nour ana 35 minutes, at iuu 1 uuwu iaum, 1..
"Early in the year we began to find
that Wall street interests were anxious
Chicago & Alton 820
Kansas City Southern 84')
9.0161 end of which time the moon will begin
4,500 1 to emerge from the shadow, the eclipse
ending at 37 minutes past 5.
MAY BE A STRIKE;
COAL PRICE HIGHER
Chicago, Feb. 5. Because of the pos
sibility of a strike of the coal miners,
Total mileage 22,276
The Vanderbilt roads have an ag
gregate mileage of something over 20,
000, and the Pennsylvania system is
slightly below the Vanderbilt group.
The Gould, 'Frisco, Hill, Rockefeller! a number of wholesalers in the city to-
and other' systems . are considerably! day advanced the price of soft coal 25
smaller. I cents a ton.
of the Pittsburg district, would rather
work in harmony with the union min
ers. There Is an overproduction of bi
tuminous coal, and new mines can be
opened so readily that we would be
glad of a concerted shutdown so as to
keep up the prices.
Wntl Street Winn.
"We do not want to shut down our
mines at the same time that the an
thracite , operators do, "but from the
position the coal miners are taking we
are forced into line, and the miners at
their convention did exactly what the
Wall street financiers wanted them to
do, just as if some of the leaders had
been paid to do so. The anthracite op
erators early in the fall made the boast
that they would force us into a strike
whether we wanted to or not. It looks
as if they knew what they were talking
about, as we did not believe it at that
"The price of bituminous coal, which
advanced so rapidly before the holi
days, declined to $1 with the beginning
of the year. Saturday the price jumped
again to $1.30, and it will go higher.
The coal operators will make more
money through the Idleness than in the
operation of their mines because the
price of coal has been too cheap to the
IlljC Stock Stored.
The anthracite coal operators have
stored millions of tons of coal in the
numerous coal pocket3 In Eastern
Pennsylvania, and the companies by
rushing work, except to add 3,000.000
tons td their stocks by April 1. This
coal will be doled out so that the strike
can be carried on for a year if necessary.
Washington, Feb. 5. President
Roosevelt today transmitted to the
house the report submitted to him by
the interstate commerce commission,
in response to the resolution regarding
the alleged combination of the Pennsyl
vania Railroad company and certain
other roads named therein, in violation
of the anti-trust law.
of the anti trust law. The report says:
IIued on Iteport.
"The only definite facts known to
the commission, believed to have any
bearing on the subject matter are
those appearing in the annual report k.
filed by the companies named in com
pliance with the act to regulate com
merce. From these rejorts of the corn
mission, it Is phown the Pennsylvania
system includes the Pennsylvania Rail
road company, Pennsylvania company,
Philadelphia, Baltimore & Washington
and Northern Central, but does not in
clude the Baltimore & Ohio, Norfolk
& Western or Chesapeake & Ohio rail
Mm tn ou OtviierNliip of Stock.
"It is shown, however, that the com
panies constituting the Pennsylvania
system controls considerable stock In
the three last named companies, but
in no Instance do they control or own
a majority of the outstanding stock.
I.ckh Competition Shown.
In conclusion the report says:
"From the general knowledge and
information of the commission further,
the statement is warranted that, since
the acquisition by the Pennsylvania
railroad and companies controlled by
it of stock of the Baltimore & Ohio,
Norfolk & Western, Chesapeake &
Ohio, published the rates of the several
railroads named have been better main
tained and in some instances advanced,
and that there appears to be less com
petition in rares between these lines
than was formely the case, but this
is also true of competitive rates gen
erally in other parts of the country.
Ko 1'nwer In Mntter.
"As to whether the facts herein be
fore stated show or tend to show a vio
lation of the act of congress referred
to by the resolution, the commission
expresses no poinion as it is charged
with no duty in connection with that
enactment and has not authority to
determine a question arising thereun
NEW BOSTON HAS TWO FIRES
Mysterious Blazes do $5,000 Damage
' and Endanger the Town.
A mysterious series of fires Satur
day morning destroyed William Rla
ner's blacksmith shop, Law's storage
building and a large two-story brick
adjoining the latter that had been used
as a billiard hall, at New Boston. Tim
loss . was about $5,000. It required
hard work to save several other build
ings near the ones that burned.
Victim from Rockford.
Victoria. B. C. Feb. 5. Of throe bo
dies taken from the shore near the
wreck of the steamer Valencia and
brought here by the tug Wyartda, one
has been almost positively identified
as that of Mark Smith, of Rockford, III.
Woman Golfer Suicides.
St. Ivouis, Feb. 5. Mrs. Milburn (I.
McNair, prominent in society and the
champion woman golf player of St.
jouls, shot and killed herself today at
Bracelet for Alice.
Berlin. Feb. 5. Emperor William's
gift to Miss Alice Roosevelt on the oc
casion of her wedding will be a beau
tiful, artistically wrought bracelet.
AMOUNT TO $500,000
False Paper Put Out on Canton, Ohio,
Canton, Ohio, Feb. 5. It has been
discovered by the authorities forgeries
of the late L. W. Prior of Cievelaiid In
connection with the Canton water
works extension bonds amount to half
a million instead of $300,000, as previ