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VOU. LV. NO. 113,
THE ARGUS, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1900.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Americans forced to Flee
Trouble Probably Local Gun
" boat EI Cano Dispatched
to the Scene.
Washington, Feb. 2C. Consul Gen
eral Rodg-rs, at Shanghai, cabled the
.state department Unlay the American
mission stations at Nanshang. prov
ince of Kiangsi. had been destroyed.
The probable cause is local.
A telegram received from those
point j states 14 American missionaries
escaped, but the Kingham family (Bug
lishl. two adults and two children, are
The American gunboat. El Cano. at
Nankin, has been ordered to proceed
immediately to Kinkiaug. and will
probably arrive Wednesday. The scene
of the trouble is 40 miles up the
Yangtse river. The inland British
missions are reported to be safe.
Ileport 'on firmed.
A. cablegram from Commander
Fletcher, senior office of the Raleigh,
at Shanghai, today confirms substan
cially Rodgers report.
Metbolit Have Mixtion.
Pekin, Feb. 2G. The American Meth
odist mission has a station at Nan
shang. No news of the missionaries
lias been received here, and it Is sup
Msed they escaped to Kiukiang.
Dynamite at I'olarr.
Peking. Feb. 26. The discovery of
two packages of dynamite outside the
palace gates leading to the forbidden
citj' and advices from the Chinese min
ister at Tokio that revolutionary stu
dents had left Japan for Peking have
caused a panic in official circles,
The guards around the
TWO THOUSAND REPORTED KILLED
BY TIDAL WAVE IN COLOMBIA
tlements were swept away.
ALTON CHILDREN IN PANIC
Belated Dispatches Bring Report of Great Inrush of Sea After
Earthquake Lasting Seven Minutes Beach
Lined With Dead.
Buena Ventura, Colombia, Feb. 2C. Sties of dead fish and many small set-
Two thousand persons were killed by a
tidal wave which swept the coast to
the south of here last Wednesday, fol
lowing an earthquake. The victims
were crushed beneath falling houses or
drowned, whole families having been
I.nntrd Seven Minnie.
The earthquake occurred at 10:35 in
the morniug, lasting about seveu min
utes, the movement being from the
north to the south. The town was
considerably shaken, the damage, how
ever, being small. The people were
thrown iuto a panic, kneeling, weeping
and praying in the streets. All the
clocks in the town were stopped, while
the cables were broken in many
Following the earthquake came the
tidal wave, which was of no conse
quence here, but was disastrous along
Sailing vessel report having encoun
tered hundreds of corpses and quanti-
IS NO MORE
Death Finally Claims
'Speaker of the
Films Take Fire at Moving Picture
Show and 50 Are Hurt in Crush.
Alton, 111., Feb. 2G. Four hundred
children who were being entertained
yesterday afternoon with a moving
picture show in St. Mary's school hall,
were thrown into a panic by the acci
dental ignition of a roll of celluloid
films from a spark dropped from the
calcium light of the machine. Fifty
children were slightly hurt. Prompt
action to protect the children averted
Agrees to Fist Fight; Shoots.
San Francisco. Cal.. Feb. 2G. Eu-
geno Peguillian, 20 years old. was shot
and killed last night in a quarrel with
Renjamin Meyers, of about I ho same
age. The two agreed to settle with a
fist fight a quarrel over a girl, and while
on the way to the place where the
fight was to be Meyers shot Peguillian
through the brain and ran away.
afternoon and all the palaces and resi
dences of high officials are especially
guarded. The police, who have hither
to carried batons, are now armed with
All the officials that are accessible
either refuse any information or pro
fess ignorance of the reasons for the
precautions that have been taken.
The chief of police and other offi
cials were telephoned Saturday to re
port to the palace and the display of
force Immediately followed their conference.
Woman Turns on Gas.
Chicago. Feb. 2C. William F. Sears
and his wife were found dead in their
flat at 413 Jackson boulevard yester
day morning. The gas had been turn
ed on and all apertures stopped with
rags. From the actions of Mrs. Sears
during the last few days and from let-
ters which were found in the room the
forbidden I police believe that she killed her hus-
city'have been doubled since Saturday band and took her own life.
STEEL CORPORATION COPIED IN COPPER
RED METAL MINING COMPANY
NAME OF VAST HOLDING
New York. Feb. 2C Thomas
Cole, of Duluth. is a director of the Red
Metal Mining company of New York.
Incorporated at Albany with a capital
of $ 11,000.000. which is believed to be
the embryo holding company that is
to take over the harmonized copper
intersts in Montana. Other directors
named are Thomas Thornton and Roy
S. Alley, of Butte, and Charles D. Fra
ser and John O. Layor, of this city.
On Feb. 13 It was announced that
Thomas F. Cole, acting in the interest
of the Amalgamated company, bad pur
chased a majority of the copper mines
owned by the Ileinzes and the United
Copper company, including all those in
dispute between the two companies
and that a new holding company would
be formed to bring about a general
settlement of the copper war followed
by a general clearing up and the unifi
cation of the leading interests in the
Itival to I'. S. Steel Corporation.
A member of a banking firm closely
associated with the Ileinzes said that
the new company in time would take
over the Amalgamated, the United, and
probably other big copper Interests in
the Butte camp, iiossibly including
those of Senator W. A. Clark. He also
state that the present capitalization
will be taken by underwriters and that
ultimately the capital will be increas
ed to a vast sum. probably even great
er than that of the United States Steel
While no representative of the Amal
gamated could be found who would
discuss the plans of the company, it
was remembered that John D. Ryan,
president, of the Anaconda, one of the
Amalgamated subsidiaries, stated at
the time he announced the settlement
that a general grouping of all the big
copper interests might be taken up
later, and that the new company would
be In a position to take over any prop
erties that a general scheme of har
monious action in the copper world
Cole Holds Biff latere!.
The .settlement of the long copper
war between Heinze and H. H. Rogers
and the purchase of Heinze's mines
was conducted by Messrs. Ryan and
Cole. Although Amalgamated is the
North Butte Copper company, which
goes into the new combine.
It Is believed the copper industry
may be regulated as the steel industry
has been by the United States Steel
Give Millions to Charity Honor
ing Rulers' Silver Wedding
MIND LONG IMPAIRED
GOV. GOODING, OF IDAHO, EXPECTS
TO PROVE 26 MURDERS ON MINERS
Issues Statement Saying Orchard Made Full Confession of One
of the Greatest Series of Crimes the World Has
Known Plotted by Moyer and Others.
Boise, Idaho, Feb. 20. Gov. Gooding
last night issued the following state
ment with respect to the Stuenberg
"I want to state officially that Har
ry Orchard has made a full confession
as to the manner and motive of the
assassination of former Gov. Stuen
berg, telling of the plans made and giv
ing the names of those making them
Served 20 Years in Congress. Tlie assassination of former gov. stu-
enuerg, which occurred at nis own guic
Retiring in 1902 Native
on the evening of Doc. 30, 1!)0;, was
the third attempt that Orchard made
against his life.
Made to Mcl'urliind.
"This confession was made to James
Dubuque. Iowa. Feb. 26. Ex-Speaker Mcl'ai land, it included a nistory 01
David It. Henderson-died at Mercy hos "'? trom ins early noynoou up to
pital here yesterday afternoon of pare- "e time of his arrest. In that confes
sion Orchard implicated all those now
under arrest and others, including J.
L. Simpkins. He told the story of 20
murders, the results of conspiracies in
which all the accused parties were in
terested. When the story is given to
the public I believe It will be the
greatest narrative of crime -which the
sis, which attacked him nine months
Mr. Henderson months ago lost those
brilliant mental iowers ' that for 20
years made him a commanding figure
AND MARRIAGE OF PRINCE
Gifts to Royal Family Forbidden by
Kaiser Congratulations Extended.
TO MEET MAY 10
Emperor Nicholas Issues Ukase Re
garding First Representative
St. Petersburg, Feb. 2C. An impe
rial ukase was issued today announc
ing the national assembly will meet
Odessa, Feb. 2l. The police and
Cossacks yesterday raided a Jewish
house, the residence of three anarch
ists, in Triugolgnyl lane, where it was
suspected a bomb factory was located.
The inmates resisted desperately and
several bombs were exploded. Five
persons were killed, including a police
commissioner, and 23 Injured. Forty
arrests were made. .
Warsaw, Russian Poland, Feb. 2C.
Another encounter between the na
tional democrats and the socialists, the
latter being bent on breaking up cam
paign meetings held by the former,
took place yesterday at Praga, a subur'
of the city. One man was killed and
15 were wounded by revolver shots.
Troops then surrounded the hall where
the meeting was being held and many
arrests were made and a large quan
tity of weapons confiscated.
A MILLION DOLLAR FIRE
Canadian Government Suffers Heavily
by Blaze in New Brunswick.
Moncton, N. B., Feb. 26. The Can
adian government sustained a loss of
$1,000,000 by a fire which destroyed
practically the entire plant of the In
tercolonial railroad here Saturday
riiht. The Intercolonial railway is
owned by the government. More than
1,000 persons are thrown out of em
ployment. More than 100 passenger
coaches and freight cars and a large
amount of costly machinery were destroyed.
Oil Explosion Fatal.
Des Moines, Iowa. Feb. 2C Mrs.
George Fleck was fatally and three
others seriously injured in a fire which
dominant factor, it Is known that Cole destroyed the Fleck home today. An
has a large Interest in the new order explosion of a kerosene can was the
of things, being the chief factor la the , cause.
Berlin, Feb. 2C. The German peo
ple have subscribed between $10,000,
000 and $12,000,000 for new hospitals
and other charitable works in honor of
the silver wedding anniversary of Em
peror William and Empress Augusta
Victoria, which will be marked tomor
row by the wedding of Prince Eitel
Their majesties announced several
months ago that they would, not re
ceive any presents- from their subjects
on the occasion of their silver wedding.
They urged all who contemplated a
wedding gift to give the money to
Aid KM) iDMlltutionN.
The result was almost unparalleled
in German history. Municipalities,
mercantile companies, and private in
dividuals poured out money for char
ity. As a result 100 new hospitals or
extensions to new hospitals will be
Emperor William and Empress Au
gusta Victoria received dispatches
from the reichstag, the Prussian diet,
the Prussian house of lords, and other
governmental bodies at the palace to
day, who offered congratulations on the
silver wedding anniversary of their ma
Replying to the regent of Brunswick,
who congratulated the kaiser on be
half of the army and navy, his ma
"My first and last thought is for my
fighting forces, land and sea, and the
constant endeavor of the empress is to
work to provide for the alleviation of
want and sickness among them. May
God grant that war does not come.
Should it come, however, I am firmly
convinced that the army will acquit
itself as it did 33 years ago."
Berlin, Feb. 2C. Ambassador Tower
today presented President Roosevelt's
message congratulating the German
emperor and empress on their silver
wedding anniversary. The emperor, in
expressing his thanks, mentioned the
wedding of Alice Roosevelt to Nicholas
Longworth and the marriage of Duch
ess Sophie Charlotte to Prince Eitel
Frederick, which occurs tomorrow, and
said he hoped these young people would
be as happy as he and the empress had
"There has never been any doubt as
to the truth of Orchard's confession
among those who are familiar with the
crimes committed in Idaho and Color
ado and charged to the inner circle of I
the Western Federation of Miners. 1
have seen Orchard myself since this
confession was made. He told me that
no promises of clemency or reward
had been held out to him by MePar
land or anyone else. Mr. McParland
was aided in the work by Orchard'
early training. In his boyhood the
bible was read night and morning by
The impression of the early day.
came up ami smote his conscience
when he was brought fjee to face with
his Clod. Ho told mo he believed in i
supreme being and a hereafter, and
that now his only thought was to make
his peace with his Maker. The finding
of the bomb at Judge Goddard's gato
and many other things which will later
be made known at the trial have prov
ed the truthfulness of Orchard's con
fession beyond all question to those
familiar with his story."
Public Shows Great In
terest in Pending
FAVORS RAIL PROBE
Gillespie Resolution Up to Pres
identNew Law Proposed
by La Follette.
LOOK FOR PEACE
Officers of United Mine Workers
Predict There Will be
LEWIS MAKES A STATEMENT
Confidently Asserts Operators Will Re
store Wages Given Before
New York, Feb. 2C. President John
Mitchell today endorsed the opinion
For nearly a year he had I that there will be no general strike of
Commissioner Garfield Admits Names
of Those Who Knew Facts Were
Chicago, Feb. 2C. Commissioner of
Corporations Garfield resumed the
stand in the packers' case today and
his cross-examination was resumed. He
said the department of justice made
two requests In ,1904 for information he
had secured, to which, he refused to
accede. Later a third request was
made when he was directed by the
president to turn over Information con-
coal miners April 1, which was given
out last night in Indianapolis by Vice
ItohhillM I.-mm llopi-f ill.
New York, Feb. 20 Francis L. Rob-
bins, chairman of the committee of bi
tuminous operators, was in New York
today, and said: "There's absolutely
no change in the situation. I see no
prospects of averting a strike on April
1. No meeting of the operators has
been held. There could be no change
of front on the part of the operators
without a conference among them."
Robbins would not say whether he
KX-SPEAKKU 1). li. IlKNDKnSOX.
been a wreck of his former self. Since
last September he had been in the
H eco js n Izeri Only W Ife.
Since a week ago I st Friday Mr.
Henderson had recognized no one ex
cept his wire, on that day he nad a
recurring stroke of paresis which left
him totally blind. Last Friday he be
came unconscious, and so remained
until his death. All of the members of
hisfamily, except a son in California.
were at the bedside. -The funeral will
be held next Thursday under the aus
pices of the Grand Army of the Re
public. Former Congressman George patnp here to confer with Mitchell
ii. 1-eruins, oi feioux city, will deliver vew York. Feb. 2fi. Later. Mitchell
the eulogy. I went into conference with Robbins and
1 . 1 .. . r . 1 ... ...
-"" I others representing the sott coal m-
Washington, Feb. 2C The Iowa del- herests at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel
egation m congress, every member I i..n.... :iix-
Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 2t. In a
statement last night Vice President T.
L. Lewis, of the United Mine Workers
of America, declared that there will be
no general strike of the mine workers
on April 1, saying the bituminous op
erators will restore the wage reduc
tion of two years ago and perhaps give
The statement is as follows:
"You may accept one proposition as
a fixed fact that there will be no gen
eral strike in the mining industry on
April 1. The operators will restore the
reduction accepted by the miners two
years ago, and perhaps more. F. I
Robbins, of Pennsylvania, and Mr.
Taylor, of Illinois, leaders of the bi
tuminous coal operators, recognize
their untenable position at Indianapo
lis and have gracefully submitted to
the inevitable and will pay an advance
to the miners
A general strike will be averted
Business will not be paralyzed by in
dustnal strife. An era of peace will
be established for another period of
years and the trade agreement method
of settling labor disputes will win new
friends to its standard
'The anthracite operators must now
grant an advance in view of the action
or the bituminous operators. The de
tails will be worked out later and prob
ably through a special national con
vention of the mine workers.
Democrats Striving to Find a Succes
sor to Indianapolis Sentinel.
Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 20. The
Sentinel, for S.l years the leading dem
ocratic paper of Indiana, has suspend
ed publication. A majority of the stock
was acquired by Delavan Smith, pro
prietor of the Indianapolis News. Lead
ing democrats throughout the state
have been canvassing the situation
with a view to the establishment of a
paper, and several methods are being
considered. One plan is to bring a
paper lrom rort Wayne, ivansviue,
or South Bend and make it the state
organ of the party. The newspaper
probably will be established before the
next campaign opens.
Washington, Feb. 2C. Expecting n
spirited discussion over the report by
Tillman of the Hepburn railroad ratu
bill, the galleries of the senate wen
crowded when today's session was call
ed to order. An unusually large num
bf r of senators were in their seats.
As soon as the vice president called
for reports of Ktanding committees.
Tillman was recognized. He announc
ed he had been instructed by the com
mittee on interstate commerce to re
port house bill No. 12JS7 without
amendment, and he read the resolution
adopted. After discussion concerning
the printing of testimony taken by the
committee an order was made for the
publication of 10,000 copies. Tillma-i
gave notice he would press the bill to
IteHolut Ion I'p to I'realileat.
Washington, Feb. 20. The senate
concurred in the house amendment to
tfte Gillespie-Tillman resolution for the
investigation of railroads and their re
lation to coal and oil producing. The
resolution now goes to the president.
I.n l'ollelte rlnic Another.
Washington, Feb. 2G. Senator La
Follette, of Wisconsin, introduced a
sweeping bill today requiring commit
tees of all poltical parties in national
and congressional elections to account
for all moneys expended In said elec
tions, for the tiling of statements of re
ceipts and disbursements of political
committees with the secretary of com-
(Continued on Page Four.)
WONDERFUL FINDS IN EGYPT'S TOMBS
present, today passed appropriate res
olutions in reference to the death of
the late Speaker David B. Henderson
In view of the press of public busines.-
they found it impossible to send a com
mittee of the Iowa delegation to the
David Bremmer Henderson was many
years a figure in national politics, but
was never conspicuous In state politics
except as his position of congressman
might connect him with it. He belong
ed to what was known In Iowa, the
same as in Illinois, as the federal ma
chine. Probably his closest friend was
Senator Allison also a resident of Du
buque, and whom many people several
years ago thought Col. Henderson
would succeed in the senate. Richard
P. Clarkson, for CO years connected
with the Iowa State Register, would
never enlist his support in any move
ment to depose Iowa's senior senator
because he had promised unsolicited
his support to Henderson when a va
cancy occurred. Clarkson sold his
newspaper before he had an, opportun
ity to fulfill his promise and passed into
the great beyond only a short time ago
himself, and Henderson left the ranks
before the senator was through. And
few of the men are left in the Hawkeye
state who entered politics with Col.
An a Soldier.
Dave Henderson would have passed
anywhere and any time for a regular
army officer, if he had not been crip
pled by his wounds received during
the civil war. He was filled with the
war spirit, and to the end of his public
career was one to wave the bloody
shirt. The Grand Army men were his President Castro Unnerved as Result
FRUIT CASE IS DECIDED
Southern California Roads May Direct
Route of Shipments.
Washington. Ftb. 20. The suits
known as the "citrus fruit" cases in
which all railroads of southern Califor
nia are interested, were today decided
favorably to the railroads by the u
preme courts. The cases involved the
right of the railroad companies to des
ignate the route for fruit shipped east
after leaving their own lines.
BIG BANKING FIRM
GETS FROM UNDER
Kuhn, Loeb &. Co., Retires from Direct
orate of All Railway Companies
POISON IN WINE
of Attempt on Life of Church
warm friends, and they were always
greeted with "God bless you, boys."
The Third congressional district,
which was famous as the monkev-
wrench district, was carved out especi- vwnemstau, eD. zh. According to
ally in his interests. He lived at the advices from Caracas President Castro
end bordering on the Mississippi and 1S greauy unnerved as tne result or an
represented people in the central por- unsuccessrui attempt Dy an unknown
tinn of the state person, generally attributed as a
V nMP..i v priest, to poison the archbishop of Ven-
trcnn . , I ezuela, by putting nitrate of silver In
farm in Fayette county, Iowa, although I t. n ,Q
.co.wu u.vi luiuuutiiuu tuu- native of nManrt -where he wa 1 H "v. i"-v- ..utu ou
cerning persons who knew of the a!-. DatlYe OI otiana, wnere ne wascIical rebuking the Venezuelan clergy
leged violations of the law. - , 1 .(Continuea on Page Two.) for their immorality.
New York, Feb. 2C. Members of the
firm of Kuhn, Loeb & Co., have deter
mined to retire from all railroad boards
in which the firm is represented, it
was announced today. The reason for
the step is the steadily increasing diffi
culty which members of the firm have
been experiencing in meeting the de
mands of their own business. Jacob H.
Schiff is head of the firm.
Members of the firm Wednesday last
resigned from the following boards:
Union Pacific, Baltimore & Ohio. Bal
timore & Ohio Southwestern, Alton,
Denver & Rio Grande, Northern Secu
rities company, Oregon. Short Line.
Oregon Railroad & Navigation, Rio
Grande Western railroad. Southern Pa
cific company. Pacific Mail Steamship
and a number of subsidiary corporations.
Wreck at Crescent City.
Peoria, 111., Feb. 2C. Toledo, Peoria,
& Western west bound limited No. 1
went into the ditch two and a half
miles east of Crescent City, 111., Satur
day night, killing Engineer J. E. Welch
of this city. The engine, baggage car
and smoker went into the ditch and
one day coach was turned over. Twen
ty passengers In the day coach were
badly shaken up and some seriously
bruised. The wreck was caused by the
breaking of a flange on the engine ten
GODDESS UNDISTURBED IN SANC
TUARY ONE OF DISCOVERIES
OF THE PRESENT J
Great Crowds at Carnival.
New Orleans, La., Feb. 2C. With the
formal entry of Rex the carnival Is In
full blast today. All previous records
in the matter of attendance promise
to be broken.
London, Feb. 20. The Egypt explo
ration fund's excavations of Thebes
this year have produced wonderful re
sults. The explorers have been exca
vating at the oldest temple known In
Thebes, which belongs- to the 11th dy
nasty. Working at the back of the
temple the explorers found the remains
of a shrine of the ISth dynasty, 17o
B. C. The first discovery was a fine
statue which was quite perfect. Then
suddenly the removal of a few stones
revealed a chapel covered1 with sculp
tures, the colors whereof were abso
lutely fresh. It was about 10xJ) feet.
The roof was vaulted and painted with
Statue of tow.
The chapel was dedicated to Hather,
goddess of the mountain of the west,
who generally is In the form of a cow.
In the chapel is the statue of a beauti
ful cow of life size of painted lime
stone. The head and horns evideutly
ha,ve been overlaid with gold. The
next Is adorned with papyrus stems of
flowers, &9 If she were coming out of
The cow is suckling a little boy, who
again is represented as a grown man
under her neck. A cartouche behiud
the head is of Amenophist 11., son of
Thothmes III., who ruled Egypt 1.70O
years before the beginning of the
Christian era. and whose sculptures
cover the walls.
This is the first tlmo a goddess has
been found undisturbed In her sanc
tuary. More over, no cow has ever
been found of such size and superb
workmanship. The modeling of the an
imal Is exquisite, the distinctive char
acteristics of the Egyptian cattle oft
the present day being reproduced.
Will lie Itrmoved to Cairo.
The statue is uninjured except In a
small piece of the right ear. The cow
wears the special insignia of the god
dess Lunar and the disc between the
horns is surmounted by two feathers.
There is so much life In the head that
the goddess appears as Jf about to
step out of her sanctuary.
Soldiers Immediately were plac
ed on guard night and day. The
statue will be removed to Calre as
soon as possible. The shrine also
probably will be taken down and re
built in a museum. Its value la too
enormous and the difficulties- of guard
ing It so great that It is too serious a
risk to leave it In its present position.