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VOL,. I,V. NO. 103.
THE ARGUS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 190G,
PRICE TWO CENTS
WILL NOT RESIST
Fraudulent Methods Held
Cause of New
Peoria Again Shocked by Fate of
Count Boni de Castellane De
cides to Yield to Wife's
Regulations and Instructions Is
sued for Guidance of
One of Its Leading Bus
HOUR WILL BE NOON
Only Limited Number May See
Writers Come From
Washington, Feb. 1G. At noon to
morrow Miss Alice Roosevelt and Rei
resentative Nicholas Lungwort h elf
Ohio will he married. The ceremony
will take place ni the east room of the
White house. Rev. Bishop Y. Saterlee
officiating. The decorations will be
the most elaborate the famous east
room has ever seen. The work of pro
paring the room for the occasion is
well under way. The guests will num
ber about l.ouO.
IlufTet WkMIdk Hrenkfnt.
Immediately after the reception of
guests by the bride and groom a buf
fet, wedding breakfast will be served
In the state dining room. Presents
have been pouring In from all quarters
in large numbers, and for two days
they have been on display to immedi
ate personal friends of the bridal cou
ple who have come to attend the wed
ding. While the house and grounds will be
closed all day tomorrow, except to in
vited guests, police arrangements have
been perfected to prevent the streets
about the White house from becoming
congested by people who may collect
about the grounds.
Wrlten. by the Score There.
Photographers and special newspa
per writers from all over the country
have been arriving in Washington.
Some even have come from Europe.
However, only a limited number of
writers for the press have been invit
ed, and these are personally known to
or personal friends of the family. The
executive offices will he closed all day
TakeM Out l.leenMe.
Washington. D. C. Feb. 10. Nicho
las Long worth of Cincinnati took out
an official license yesterday to marry
Miss Alice Lee Roosevelt, the daugh
ter of the president.
Although the law governing mar
riages in the District of Columbia did
not require it. the young congressman
personally went to thj office of the
clerk of the District of Columbia su
preme court for the purpose of getting
the license. He was accompanied by
half a dozen of his friends, who made
the occasion one of merriment and had
a far better time than the bridegroom-to-be.
who was unmercifully plied with
questions intended to be embarrassing.
Columbus. Ohio. Feb. 10. The sen
ate turned down the resolution ex
tending congratulations to Congress
man Nicholas Longworth and his pros
pective bride. Miss Alice Roosevelt.
The house had passed a similar reso
lution. Senator Ward of Cleveland
took the ground that it was an act of
discourtesy to make the marriage a
subject of legislative action, and de
clared that while it might do in a
monarchy for the representatives of
tlio people to congratulate the ruling
powers on such an event, it was in bad
taste in this nation.
TO FIGHT MILEAGE
Pennsylvania Traveling .Men
Move to Stop Collection
Harrtsburg. Pa., Feb. 10. On com
plaint filed by organizations of travel
ing salesmen and business men. tho
secretary of internal affairs, brown, to
day Instructed the attorney general to
begin suit against the Pennsylvania
Railroad company to stop the collec
tion of the refund on mileage book3.
Each purchasers of $20 mileage on the
Pennsylvania lines Is compelled to
leave a deposit of 110 which, the com
pany claims. Is for the purpose of pre
venting an illegitimate use of the book.
Possibility of Perfumed Divans.
Tnode "women- 'who "adore perfumes
may get a good suggestion from the
Chinese envoy. Sir Chentung Liang
Cheng, says a correspondent of the
New York Press. lie told friends at a
reception In Washington a few days
ago that In China a perfume of rare
and delicate sweetness frequently was
placed In the upholstery of divans and
chairs. It sills the apartment with just
a suggestion of an odor. S!r Chentung
Las promised to send some of the lew
der to Mrs. John W. Foster, wife of the
former minister to China. Should
Washington approved perfumed divans
probably will he the next fad.
R. avery ends his life
I Treasurer and Director of Avery Man
ufacturing Company Drowns Self
Peoria, 111., Feb. 10. The sudden
disappearance of F. R. Avery, treasur
er of the Avery Manufacturing com
pany, from his home in this city, some
time during Tuesday night was ex
plained yesterday afternoon, when his
body was found near Centerville, 111.
Avery committed suicide by break
ing the ice in a small pond, lying down
on the bank, and submerging his head
in the water.
Avery Wednesday night tried to com
mit suicide in a hotel at Cairo, but had
been prevented and a guard placed
over him. During the night he es
caped from the guard.
.suicide Watched From Train.
Yesterday the passengers on a north
bound Illinois Central train that stop
ped at Centerville saw a man leave
the train, walk towards a little pond.
and lie down near the edge after hav
ing broken the ice with his foot.
The man's strange actions were talk
ed about on the train and when it
reached East St. Louis an inquiry was
telegraphed back to Centerville. The
agent replied Avery's body had just
been found lying by the pond.
Two notes were found in the pockets.
One was written on the back of a re
ceipt and read:
To My Dear Wife: If I am found
dead it is not by my own hand. A
tough gang has me in bad.
F. R. AVERY.
Planned Death In Kiver.
The other note was scribbled on the
inside of a sealed envelope addressed
to J. B. Bartholomew, Peoria. 111. There
was no paper inclosed, the words being
written on the inside of the envelope.
I am going in the river at St. Louis,
Feb. 15. 190G. F. R. AVERY.
Mr. Avery left his home in this city
some time Tuesday night. He had
with him but a few dollars in change
and took no personal effects. His wife
had spent the evening at a church
meetingand had expected him to meet
her. When she went home, she found
a note addressed to her. which read:
It breaks my heart to leave you. but
I feel that I must. My love to you
and the children. I feel that I must
go. but after this I will be working
for the betterment of man. Your lov
ing husband. FREDERICK.
Thought IIImeir a Weak I. Ink.
Another note was addressed to tho
directors of the Avery Manufacturing
company. It read:
I wish to tender my resignation- as
treasurer and director of The Avery
Manufacturing company. A chain is
no stronger than its weakest part. By
my going the corporation will become
stronger by the elimination of the
weakest part. F. R. AVERY.
Mrs. Avery did not tell of her hus
band's disappearance until Wednesday
morning, believing that he would re
turn. As soon as the fact became
known a meeting of the board of direct
ors of the Avery company was called.
The books were gone over and the
accounts found absolutely correct.
OF HAVY, IS LET OUT
Accepted "for Good of the Service"
Was Convicted of Irregular
Washington, Feb. 1C. The president
has accepted the resignation of Pay
master Henry E. Jewett. U. S. N., "for
the good oT the service."
The officer was tried by court mar
tial recently oh charges of Irregulari
ties In accounts. He is a nephew of
BURGSTON ADJUDGED INSANE
Young Man From Moline Committed
to Watertown Hospital.
Walter Burgston of Moline.. aged 2C
years, was adjudged insane by a jury
in county court this morning and com
mitted to the Watertown hospital by
Judge Parmenter. Burgston was form
erly employed as a blacksmith helper,
but had not been so engaged recently.
The young man was arrested a cou
ple of days ago and sent to jail for dis
orderly conduct. Recently he has had
hallucinations about his abilities as a
skater and had given to himself the
title of "The Roller Skating Kid." He
also has had some mystifying ideas
about being a policeman. Bodily dis
eases are supposed to have affected his
William Gottsch and F. D. Schmidt
pleaded guilty in county court last
evening to the charge of keeping their
saloons open on Sunday. They paid
the schedule rate of $40 and costs.
Funeral of Late King of
Denmark Held at
ROYALTY OUT IN FORCE
Remains Conveyed to Cathedral
at Roskilde for Inter
Copenhagen, Feb. 1C. The body ot
King Christian was removed from
Christianborg church here today to tho
cathedral at Roskilde, where it will be
buried Sunday among the tombs of
the Danish kings. The whole of Co
penhagen was given up to mourning.
ItiikiueMM nt Stnultill.
Business and work are at a stand
still, while emblems of sorrow are dis
played everywhere. Enormous crowds.
garbed in black, thronged the square
in front of the Christianborg church.
and the route thence to the railroad
station from early morning, standing
patiently for hours in order to pay the
last tribute to the dead monarch.
Itelntlveat tint her.
Shortly before noon the kings of
Denmark, Greece and Norway, Queen
Alexandra, the dowager empress of
Russia, and other royal relatives of the
leceased, and representatives of the
foreign sovereigns reached the Chris
tianborg church, where brief services
were held, at the conclusion of which
the coffin, covered with the Danish
standard, was borne high by naval and
military officers to the waiting hearse.
Then, headed by infantry and cav
alry, a simple cortege formed and
slowly proceeded through the streets
to a railroad station. Bells of all
churches tolled and minute guns were
fired from the arsenal throughout tho
progress of the cortege and until the
coffin was placed on the funeral train.
Anthracite Demands Be
ing Reduced to Defi
WILL TAKE A WEEK
President Dolan Voted Out of
Office By Pittsburg Dis
New York. Feb. 10. The anthracite
miners sub-committee 6f seven, ap
pointed at yesterday's conference be
tween the coal operators and the union
special scale committee, today began
the work of formulating in detail the
propositions which have already been
presented in a general form to the em
W 111 Ilequire n Week.
The task is an arduous one, and it
will probably be at least a week before
ho committee will have a report In
shape for submission to the sub-committee
appointed by the operators.
Operator Cannot Move.
In the meantime there is likely to
be no development in the situation, as
the operators will not be able to move
until they learn specifically what the
mine workers will demand.
How nt I'lttNbnrK.
Pittsburg, Pa., Feb. 1C. Amid a
scene of wildest excitement and uproar
the delegates of the Pittsburg district
miners' convention unanimously adopt
ed a resolution today declaring the of
fices of president and vice president of
the Pittsburg district vacant. Presi
dent Dolan presided and refused to en
tertain the resolution, but it was passed
over his head. The delegates notified
President John Mitchell of their action
and it Is expected he will appoint men
to fill the offices during the day.
No Alarm at Shanghai.
Washington, Feb. 10. The state de
partment has received a cablegram
from Shanghai, stating conditions in
' that city are not such as to cause any
NO ABSOLUTE DIVORCE ASKED
But Complete Separation Possible
Under Provisions of French
Paris, Feb. 1G. An "urgent" writ
was today, served on Count Boni de
Castellane making him defendant in
the separation proceedings of his wife.
This decisive step wa3 taken after a
renewal of efforts to effect a reconcil
iation had proved fruitless. The count
accepted service of the writ.
.No :iiaM In Coniuluiut.
The bill of complaint was filed at
the same time. It mentions no names.
but particularizes certain incidents in
which the count is alleged to have par-
tioipattd ami it asks for a decree for
what the French law "terms "separa
tion of body and property," meaning a
complete material separation without
a dissolution of the bonds of matri
mony. Court fiuanlN Secret.
The court holds the bill in strictest
secrecy. Uie count will "t contest
the granting of the decree.
State Court of Honor Takes Ac
tion Against Accused Spring
INDICTED FOR EMBEZZLEMENT
Not Given Chance to Be Heard Be
lieved This Will End Fight in
Springfield. 111., Feb. 1C Frank E.
Dooling, under indictment for embez
zlement of funds from Springfield dis
trict court No. 25, Supreme Court of
Honor, yesterday was found guilty by
the supreme board of directors of con
duct prejudicial to the society. Dooling
was ousted and O. L. Mr-Cord of Dan
ville was elected supreme director.
Dooling appeared before the board
and denied its right to har evidence.
He says he will appeal from the deci
sion to the supreme body at its ses
sion to be held in Detroit in May. The
charges against Dooling were made
last month and Dooling is alleged to
have made remarks against - certain
officials and threatened to get even.
After the supreme board heard the
evidence a verdict of guilty was voted
and Dooling was ousted from office. It
is believed that this action will end
the fight in the ranks of the order.
EPITOME OF DOINGS IN
Washington, D. C, Feb. 1C Follow
ing is a brief resume taken from the
official records of yesterday's proceed
ings in both houses of congress:
SK.ATK The senate bean the rnn
shlcru tion ot" the joint statehood bill
ami for an lionr ami a half listened to
a speech by Mr. lick in support of the
measure as reported from the commit
tee on territories. Air. I)iek did not
conclude his remarks. A bill prohib
iting the unlawful wearing of the in
signia tf the J. A. It. and other soldier
organizations was passed. At 3:43 p.
m. the senate went into executive-session,
and at a:15 udjourned until Moii
IIOI SIO The house passed a bill to
Increase to $30,000 :i year the annual
federal appropriation to each state and
territory for the support of agricul
tural experiment stations and another
measure repeal infc the present law
frraiitinf? American register to foreign
ships wrecked and repaired on the
American coast, in the discretion of th.'
secretary of commerce and labor, and
reiiuirlnK' a special act of congress to
grant such register. Mr. I'ayne soujrlit
to Ket through his bill for the consoli
dation of customs collection districts,
but a. furious opposition (developed and
by a roll call a larjfe majority voted
akainst considering it. An indirect
compliment was paid to Mr. Uongworth
by the house, when, fit 5:1 p. m.. ad
journment was taken until Monday.
Ohio Railway Company Floats
$5,000,000 Stock and Bonds
on $10,000 Capital.
Cincinnati. Ohio. Feb. 16. Sensation
al charges are made in a suit filed in
the federal court by attorneys for Ru
dolph Kleybolte, a Cincinnati banker
seeking an investigation of the Miami
& Erie Transportation company, known
as the "Electric Mule."
The charge is, financiers of Cleve
land, whose names are mentioned as
defendants, floated $2,000,000 in bonds
and $3,000,000 in stock on the sole
strength of $10,000 paid up capital
stock In that company, and that the
stock and bonds being placed on the
market were taken in good faith by.
hundreds of innocent Investors In Cin-j
cinnati and elsewhere. j
InrlnP. RravfiQ RiiIas nn
Celebrated Alcdo Cru
FINDS SERIOUS ERROR
Sanity at Time of Trial Not De
cided, Rendering Sentence
Aledo. 111., Feb. 1C (Special).
Judge K. C. Graves in the circuit court
here this morning gYauted a new trial
to Mrs. Archibald McKinney, convict
ed at the last term of court of extreme
cruelty to Stella Grady after one of the
most sensational trials in the history
of Mercer county.
The judge ruled that the verdict was
deficient in that it failed to state
whether the defendant was insane at
the time of the trial in addition to
passing upon the question of sanity at
the time the alleged cruel acts were
committed. This, he held, was vital
and it is to decide this point that a re
trial was allowed.
Could t Sentence If liiNtiue.
The evidence was also declared to
have been deficient in that while the
defense Introduced evidence to show
that the defendant was insane at the
time of trial the state made no effort
to show that she was not sane at the
same preiod. This, of course, gave the
jury insufficient grounds for deciding
the point cind rendered it impossible
for the court to impose sentence, as he
held he could not commit an insane
person to the penitentiary.
The case will again come up during
the April term of court, Judge Graves
stating that if the Mercer county bar
has not fixed a date at the time the
term opens, he shall do so.
- ' AttomejN I plM-lil.
The court in his ruling upheld the
contentions of Cooke & McArthur and
H. A. Weld, attorneys for the defend
ant, who argued the motion for a new
trial immediately after the close of the
first hearing. In the meantime the
matter had been under advisement.
Senate Interstate Com
merce Committee Post
TWO MEMBERS ABSENT
Tillman Threatened With Pneu
monia Cullom to Re
Washington, Feb. lfi. All important
amendments to the railroad bill pend
ing in the interstate commerce com
mittee wiil go over until next Friday.
Senator Tillman sent a letter to the
committee saying he is threatened with
pneumonia and cannot attend for sev
eral days. It is also stated Cullom
will be here next Friday.
All OtherN ITexont.
Washington. Feb. 1G. When the
senate committee on interstate com
merce convened today all the members
were present except Cullom. who is in
Florida and Tillman, who is indisposed.
It is not certain whether the railroad
rate bill will be brought to a vote dur
ing the day as agreed upon a fortnight
Washington, Feb. 1C. The senate
committee on commerce today, by a
vote of C to 5, agreed to an aruendment
increasing the membership of the in
terstate commerce commission to nine
SEND FIFTEEN TO CLINTON
Tri-City Labor Congress Sends Delega
tion Feb. 27.
The regular meeting of the TrI-CIty
Labor congress was held last evening,
there being a large attendance. It
was decided to send a delegation of 15
members to meet with the Tri-City La
bor congress of Clinton, Fulton and
Lyons, Tuesday, Feb. 27.
SPECIAL DAY OBSERVANCES
Frequent Attendance at Church Ser
vices Urged in Order to Promote
Spirit of Season.
Feb. 2S will be Ash Wednesday, the
season of Lent opening then. The
regulations for the observance of the
period have been issued for the In
struction of members of the Catholic
church, and pastors are asked to read
and explain the rules to their congre
gations before the beginning of Ient. .
"This holy season," say the instruc
tions, "should be faithfully observed
by Catholics, and in order to promote
the spirit of penance and prayer pecu
liar to the time, they should be invited
whenever it. is practicable to attend
in church the extra devotional services
which are earnestly recommended to
be held at least twice a week, and
which might consist, on Wednesdays
of the recitation of a part of the
rosary, a practical instruction and the
benediction of the blessed sacrament;
on Fridays, the appropriate exercises
would be stations of the cross."
The regulations read as follows:
1. Ash Wednesday falls on the 2Sth
2. All of the days of Lent are fast
ing except the Sundays.
All persons who have completed
their 21st year, unless legitimately
dispensed, are obliged to keep the
fast. Custom allows a cup of coffee,
tea or chocolate, with a small piece
of bread to be taken in the morning
In the evening a collation not exceed
ing the fourth part of an ordinary meal
4. By dispensation the use of flesh
meat is allowed at the principal meal
on Mondays, Tuesdays. Thursdays and
Saturdays, except the Saturday in Em
ber week and the Saturday in Holy
5. The use of flesh and fleshmeat
is not allowed at the same meal during
C. All under 21 years of age, those
who are engaged in hard work, the
sick and convalescent and persons who
cannot fast without serious injury to
health, are exempt from the fast. Per
sons excused from fasting on account
of tender age, are not restricted to the
use of fleshmeat at only one meal on
the days on which it is allowed. Those
who entertain any reasonable doubt
about' their obligations to fast or ab
stain, ought to apply to their pastors
for advice or dispensation.
7. The time for fulfilling the
Paschal duty is extended in this dio
cese from the firct Sunday in Lent to
In virtue of special facilities given
in a letter of the Sacred Congrega
tion of Propaganda to the Ordinaries
of the United States on the 15th of
March, is:"., and renewed in 1905. I
hereby grant to all laborers in this dio
cese permission to eat meat at one
mea on days of abstinence.
From this permission, however, are
excluded all Fridays in the year. Ash
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday of
Holy week, and the Virgil of Christ
mas. It should be remarked that on
those days on which the use of meat
is thus allowed, fish and flesh cannot
be eaten at the same meal.
This permission to eat meat on cer
tain days of abstinence extends not
only to the laborers themselves, but to
their family, so that every member of
their family participates in the privi
lege of the indult.
Those who make use of this dispen
sation are earnestly exhorted to per
form some other work of penance on
those days, such as abstaining from
the use of intoxicating drink or some
other act of mortification.
SWALLOWED PIECE OF FELT;
BALL IN A COW'S STOMACH
Animal Killed in Warren County
Was Apparently Entirely
A curiosity was discovered the other
day in the stomach of a three-year-old
cow by J. W. Park, a butcher in Kirk-
wood, Warren county. It consists of a
large oval-shaped ball about the size
of a cocoanut. The exterior is a hard
shell, very thin and dark in color. Up
on being sawed in two the interior
was found to consist of a substance
very much resembling felt, such as
might be used in either hats or a felt
The felt has been churned around
in the stomach of the cow until It Is
packed extremely hard and solid. .It
is wound and Interwoven In a very pe
culiar manner, the interior face of a
half of the ball showing a series of
rings, as it were, such as Is shown by
a log of wood when sawed In two.
The presumption is that the animal
has swallowed an old hat or a piece
of a horse pad. It proved indigestible
and impossible to get rid of, and na
ture provided for the removal of the
! mass m this peculiar manner.
OF BANK OF AMERICA
Chicago Concern Said to Have
Been Practically Looted
Chicago, Feb. 1C. Under circum
stances of the most sensational char
acter the Hank of America, an Institu
tion little more than two months old,
located in the Ashland block, was
thrown into bankruptcy last night.
The charges brought In the bill of
receivership are that the bank was
practically looted by its president," ex
Judge Abner Smith, its vice president,
(J. F. Sorrow, and a stockholder, F. E.
Creelman, a Chicago lumber merchan,
who is charged with unloading a large
amount of worthless and fictitious pa
per on the institution. Creelman Is
from the south and is involved In a
large lumber failure in Nashville.
lloldM i:MMMMK In DepOMltM.
The bank, which was capitalized at
$250,000, had about $:'.0,000 in depos
its, of which $25,000 was in savings
accounts of working people. The rep
resentatives of the bank declare that
there is 40 per cent of the cash on
hand and a large amount of paper, tho
value of which is unknown. On th's
paper depends the chances of the bank
liquidating in full. It is believed no
depositor will lose anything.
Court Sit nt O I'. M.
The bill asking the appointment of
a receiver for the bank was filed in the
ol,ace of the clerk of the superior couit
after the close of business and was
heard at 9 o'clock by Judges Chytram
and Holdom, sitting en banc. The com
plainant is John E. Kavanaugh, a
broomeorn merchant, who is Interest
ed in the bank to the extent of $C,00O.
The receivership was granted and
Daniel D. Healy, former president of
the county board and one of the direc
tors of the bank, was appointed re
ceiver. r)pponhor In Panic.
Chicago, Feb. 1C. A crowd of de
positors was gathered around the door
of the Bank of America as early as 7
today in the hope of securing their
money. The first official of the bank
to put in appearance was Assistant
Cashier Howe, who made a speech to
the depositors, saying in substance:
I'ny In InotnllnientM.
"Within a week you will receive 25
to 40 per cent of your money, and the
balance within a few days after that.
All dejrsitors will be paid In full.
There is not the slightest fear that any
depositors will lose their money."
Howe said the failure was due to In
MAY II AT CAPITAL
H. N. Wheeler, Member-at Large, to
Suceed Late John J.
Chicago, Feb. 1C. The democratic
state central committee today fixed
May 11 at Springfield as the time and
place of the next state convention.
National Committeeman Roger C.
Sullivan appointed H. N. Wheeler, of
Quincy, member at-large of a commit
tee to succeed the late John J. Feely.
Wheeler was strongly opposed to the
conduct of the Hopkins Sullivan fac
tion of the party during the last na
TWO ARE HANGED
Pair of Murderers Who Slew
While Drink Crazed Die
Chicago, 111.. Feb. 1C John Mueller.
and Robert Newcomb (colored), who
had each murdered three people, were
hanged here today at the county Jail.
Mueller wantonly killed his wife and
two young children In January, 1905.
Drink and unhappy domestic life are
ascribed as the cause for the murder.
Mueller protested his innocence, claim
ing the murder was committed by bur
glars. Crazed with liquor, Newcomb shot
and killed his mistress and a colored
man he found In her company. While
resisting arrest Newcomb also Bhot
and killed Police Sergeant Shine, for
I whose murder he paid the penalty today.