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VOL. LV. NO. 148.
THE AllGUS. SATURDAY, APRIL-7, l'JOG. -TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
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ROCK ' ISLi
Three Hundred Officers of
Zion City Sign Statements.
Destruction of One Ital
ian Village Under Ve
ARE OUT OF JOBS
LID CLAPPED ON
Republican Central Com
mittee Stops Politi
No Gambling at Hot Springs for
the First Time in 30
Independents of Western Penn
sylvania Decide to Sign
Agitation for Lessening of Expenses
at Washington Leads to Big
Story Dowle is Coming With
to be Hoax.
Chicago, April 7. While Dowie is
traveling from Mexico to Zion City,
measures are being taken by the offl
cers of Zion church to render him ab
solutely powerless before he can ar
rive among them. It is asserted by the
time he reaches Zion City the last
vestige of his authority will have dis
appeared except in so far as he may
restore it through legal proceedings.
Snrar to Support Voliva.
Three hundred officers of the church
have signed a statement upholding
General Overseer Voliva in his fight
against the "first apostle." and each
member of the Zion City community
will tomorrow bo asked to swear alle
giance to the present officers of the
church, and at a mass meeting in the
afternoon all the people will be asked
to put their signatures to a document
renouncing their former leader. To
gether with this action, Voliva has de
clared he will announce in detail the
alleged misappropriation by Dowie of
funds aggregating $2,529,000.
ItrfanrM to Talk.
Laredo, Tex.. April 7. John Alexan
der Dowie, accompanied by five of his
followers reached the city from Mex
ico City on schedule time tfiis morn
ing. After the formalities attendant
upon the transfer of baggage passing
immigration inspection was completed,
the party left for San Antonio where
they stop for the day in order that
Dowie may recover from the fatigue of
the long journey.
Ilitlirulr $10,000,000 Story.
When seen by an Associated Press
correspondent, neither Dowie or his
chief lieutenant, John Lewis, woulu
add anything to what they had already
said regarding the trouble In Zion City.
Lewis, when asked for an expression
regarding the story published in a Chi
cago paper yesterday to the effect
that Dowie was bringing $10,000,000 in
gold and several scrolls of parchment
upon which was written the five books
of Moses, etc., to Zion City, he said he
did not care to make any statement,
but it was evident he ridiculed the
While Dowie is enjoying good health
he was somewhat indisposed as a re
sult of the long trip and remained in
the Pullman berth while passing
through Laredo. In his response to
the immigration official, Dowie took
oath he was an American citizen, say
ing, "And I am proud of it."
ROCKED THE BOAT;
THREE LOSE LIVES
Usual Result Follows Foolish Caper of
Woman at Cedar Rap
ids. Cedar Rapids. Iowa, April 7. Last
night while George McDonald, Samuel
Callahan. Thomas Delaney, and Mrs
Hattie Kopp were taking a ride In a
gasoline launch on Cedar river, Mrs.
Kopp began rocking the boat and it
capsized. Delaney swam to the shore
to summon help, but before he returned
the other three were drowned.
Striking French Miners Would
Paris, April 7. Gaulois today says
the striking miners in the coal regions
of Pas-de-Calais are reported to have
placed a price on the heads of engin
eers of the Courrieres mines where
the recent great disaster occurred and
have designated those who are to as
sassinate them. The engineers were
warned and have adopted extreme pre
cautions. More Bodlra FoumL
Lens France, April 7. Eleven more
bodies were brought up from the Cour
rlerres mine today. Another live horse
was found but no more living men were
rescued. The Indignation of the pop
ulation against the mine management
and engineers is on the Increase.
INSURES PEACE THERE
Ohio Operators Adopt Resolution to
Stand Pat on Every Propo
sition. Cleveland, April 7. The Ohio coal
operators in session here today decided
to "stand pat" on the miners' strike
and offer no concession whatever.
Yield Hope of RpooKnltlon.
Pittsburg, April 7. Reports from the
Irwin field are to the effect that any
miners who are striking for recogni
tion of the union are discouraged and
preparing to return to work.
Pittsburg, April 7. Peace Is now as
sured In the miners' situation so far
as the soft coal fields of western Penn
sylvania are concerned. The organi
zation of the independent operators,
who are holding out against granting
the advance demanded by the miners,
at a meeting last night decided to give
up the struggle and will sign the scale.
All those at the meeting were repre
sentatives of operators who had bound
themselves not to sign the scale. A
number of other members were wav
ering as to entering the agreement.
These latter were not present, but it
was assured that they, too, would sign
upon learning of the action of the meet
ing last night. At the conclusion of
the proceedings the following state
ment was given to the Associated
Save Tbelr CuNtomerM.
"A large number of the independent
operators of the Pittsburg district have
signified their intention of signing the
1903 scale in justice to their custom
ers. In so doing they fully believe that
the action taken by the joint conven
tion in January at Indianapolis was
the correct position to take in view
of the conditions of the coal trade for
the past two years. They believe that
conditions have In no way changed
since that January convention that
would warrant an advance in the wage
scale at this time."
SMITH IS WROTH
Head of Mormon Church May
Oust Three Absent Smoot
FOR TAKING PLURAL WIVES
Remarried Since Manifesto of 1891
Two In Canada, One In
Salt Lake, Utah. April 7. At the
opening of the 7th annual conference
of the Mormon church yesterday Pres
ident Joseph F. Smith gave utterance
to an expression which is construed to
mean that he will depose Apostles M.
F. Cowley, John W. Taylor, and George
Teasdale. who are accused of having
taken plural wives since the manifesto
of 1981 suspending polygamous mar
riages. President Smith also eulogized
Brigham II. Roberts, expelled from
congress In 1S99 for having three
wives, and it Is believed Roberts will
be given the vacant apostleship. While
he is a polygamist, he has taken no
wives since the manifesto.
Arr. Oat ot Country.
Taylor and Cowley are in Canada,
and Teasdale Is supposed to be In
Mexico. They are wanted in Washing
ton as witnesses in the Smoot case,
but the subpoena servers have been
unable to find them.
SENATOR ALGER WITHDRAWS
Pocr Health Forces Him to Forsake
Candidacy to Succeed Himself.
Detroit. Mich., April 7. Announce
ment is made from Senator R. A. Al
ger's office that he will not be a can
didate to succeed himself In the sen
ate when the legislature meets on Jan.
1. The announcement took the form
of a letter which, it was stated, was
received from the senator.
Washington, April 7. Congressman
William Alden Smith today announced
his candidacy for the senate as succes
sor to Alger, who is voluntarily retir
ing. MANY NATIVES ARE KILLED
Over Two Hundred Die in Fierce Bat
tle With English Troops.
London. April 7. A dispatch from
Dar -Es-Salaam published this morn
ing reports a victory of Captain Von
Hassover Watligoro over natives in
German East Africa. The natives lost
Hungarian Cabinet Formed.
Vienna, April 7. A Hungarian cab
inet has been formed under the pre
miership of Dr. Alexander Wekerlp
The principal portfolios are held;' by
Count Albert Apponyi, Count Julius
Andrasiy, and Francis Kossuth.
Soldiers Sent to Give Aid
New Craters Are Opening
Naples, April 7. Boseotreease has
been surrounded and invaded by lava
and one stream is closely threatening
Ottajanou. New craters are opening
in the volcano.
Ioiulution l'nnlf Strlck.ru.
The nouulation of towns and villages
near -the danger zone are still panic
stricken. Whole families surrounded
by their household goods are waiting
in the streets, hoping to find a car,
luirsp or donkev to helo them to place
their possessions beyond danger. Many
heart-rending scrnC3 are witnessed.
Artillery carts have been sent to help
The archbishop of Naples has or
dered special prayers to be offered for
the safety of those who are in danger,
and it is expected he will go to the
scene of desolation.
WINS BOAT RACE
Oxford Men Never Serious Competitors
in Rowing Match on the
London. April 7. The Cord annual
boat race between crews representing
the universities of Oxford and Cam
bridge was rowed today over the
usual course from Putney to Great
Lake on the Thames, the distance br
ing a little over four and one-half
miles. It was won by Cambridge by
three and one-half lengths, after an ex
citing race. The time was 19 minutes.
24 seconds. Cambridge took the lead
from the start and was never in the
slightest danger of being overhauled.
The Oxford men struggled gamely o
the end, but the work was so punish
ing that several of them collapsed at
the finish. The weather was bright
and sunny, the wind very light, and
water smooth. Enormous crowds
thronged all parts of the course.
JUSTICE DEUEL MUST ANSWER
New York Supreme Court Gives Him
Ten Days to Resist Removal.
New York. April 7. Justice Joseph
M. Deuel must answer within 10 days
the application for his removal from
office as justice of the court of special
sessions of New York City, according
to the decision of the supreme court
just made public. The application for
the removal was the outgrowth of the
recent charge of criminal libel of Nor
man Hapgood, editor of Collier's
Said to Have Set Up Whisky Ads and
Made Plates for George Bern
New York, April 7. Investigation of
the charges that employes of the Meth
odist Book Concern of this city set up
whisky advertisements and also make
plates for "the author's apology," a
defense by George Bernhard Shaw of
his play, "Mrs. Warren's Profession,"
whose production was stopped by the
police, was decided upon today by the
New York east conference of the Meth
odist Episcopal church. These charg
es were brought, by the defense com
mittee of Typographical union, No. C.
Fatal Accident in Athletics.
Los Angeles, Cal., April 7. Dale
Norton, 15 years of age, a pupil of the
Harvard school for boys here, died
last night from being struck by a 12-
pound shot thrown by Joseph Holliday,
a schoolmate, while the track team of
the school was putting the shot on the
Indianapolis, April 7. Governor Han
ley in a public statement today refused
to pardon or parole David E. Sherrlck,
former auditor of state, who this week
began serving a term in prison for
embezzling funds of the state.
Washington, April 7. One hundred
printers have been discharged by Pub
lic Printer SUllings, the reason assign
ed being lack of work. It is expected
that as the result of the present agita
tion for a reduction in the amount of
government printing a number of oth
ers shortly will be dropped.
With the view of bringing about a
further saving. Public Printer Stillings
is about to effect a complete reorgan
ization of his office, lie soon will have
in operation on a system for the turn
ing out of books whereby the publica
tion will start at the top floor as a
printed sheet and then proceed on
down through the various floors until
it arrives at the bottom, finished and
ready for sending out. This plan will
result in a consolidation of several de
partments. The reorganization also
contemplates the establishment of ex
press and postoffices within th build
ing, thereby effecting much saving of
time in the shipment of documents and
other publications to out of town
VAST SUM IS INVOLVED
IN SUIT AGAINST ESTATE
H. Clay Pierce and J. C. Van Blarcom
at St. Louis Demand Accounting of
Executor of W. H. Thompson.
St. Louis, April 7. Suit has been
filed in the circuit court by H. Clay
Pierce and J. C. Van Blarcom against
the William H. Thompson Trust com
pany, executor of the estate of the late
W. II. Thompson, who was president
of the Bank of Commerce and treas
urer of the world's fair. The posses
sion and division of Tennessee railroad
property valued at from $12,000,000 to
$1:1.000,000 is involved in the suit.
The petition alleges that about Feb.
1. 1902, Van Blarcom, Pierce, and
Thompson entered into an oral agree
ment jointly to promote and finance
the Tennessee Central railway and ac
quire and operate several properties
belonging to that company.
Following this agreement, the peti
tion alleges, the three pooled their in
terests and acquired other stocks and
bonds of the Tennessee Central prop
erty and borrowed money to do so.
The petition states that many of the
notes are yet unpaid. "
It is sV forth that as executor of
the Thompson estate the William H.
Thompson Trust company has repudi
ated the oral agreement and refuses
to settle .with the plaintiffs.
UNABLE TO COME WEST
President Declines Invitation to Attend
American Municipalities Meeting.
Washington. April 7. President
Roosevelt has notified the delegation
which called on him Thursday to in
vite him to attend the annual conven
tion of the League of American Munici
palities at Chicago next September
that he will be unable to accept the
HOLDS LIVE STOCK
EXCHANGE A TRUST
Supreme Court Strikes Hard Blow at
Kansas City Trade Organ
Topeka, Kan., April 7. In a deci
sion rendered today the Kansas su
preme court held the Kansas Livestock
Exchange is a trust, and that all cattle
mortgages made through members of
that exchange are invalid. A million
dollars' worth of cattle and papers
will doubtless be affected.
POSTAL CONGRESS MEETS
International Convention Convened by
King of Italy! at Rome.
Rome, April 7. King Victor Eman
uel and Queen Helena, accompanied
by court officials, today inaugurated
the international postal congress ii
the capital in the presence of the dip
lomatic corps. Delegates were present
from all parts of the world.
EPITOME OF DOINGS IN
Washington, D. C, April 7. Follow
ing Is a brief resume taken from the
official records of yesterday's proceed
ings in both houses of congress:
SKSATK -In making an fffort to pet
the xrn:il! to agree ypon a lato for a
vote on the railway rate bill Air. Till
made the important statement that one
week more pr6bubly would exhaust the
general debate on the measure. Mr.
Aldrleh would not consent, however.
During the session there were three
speeches on the bill by Messrs. Elkins.
Gamble, mid Kean. A bill authorizing
a cable from Key West, Fla., to Guan
tanamo, Cuba, ami thence to the isth
mus of Panama, for Kovernmental and
commercial purposes, at a cost of $927.
000, was passed. At 4:50 p. m. the sen
ate went into executive session and 10
minutes later adjourned until Monday.
HOI SIC The tariff, railway mail
subsidies and denatured alcohol were
the features of the debate in the house,
the postofflce appropriation bill being1
under consideration. Mr. McOavin of
Illinois spoke in behalf of lartrer fa
'ilities for the Chicago postofflce. At
":lr p. m. the house adjourned until
United States "Suggests
Russia Has Made
A POSSIBLE CONFLICT
Might Interfere With the Inter
Washington, April 7. The state de
partment has suggested to the Russian
government through Ambassador Ros
en, that the period suggested in the
Russian note for the convention of the
second Hague conference, namely the
early part of July would be inconven
ient to America and some other coun
tries in this hemisphere.
Ken red Conflict.
The reason for this action by the de
partment was the acceptance of the
early part of July as the date for The
Hague conference would perhaps lead
to a conflict with the approaching third
international American conference, the
date for which had already been fixed
for July 21 next.
Of course, it would be easy for any
country desiring to participate in both
these conferences to appoint two sets
of delegates, though the expense of
doing so is a question that could not
be entirely overlooked in the case of
some of the less prosperous of the
smaller American republics.
Could ot liefer Subject.
But it was realized that in arranging
the last week of the program for the
Rio conference it was contemplated
certain actions proposed to be taken by
the American conference should be re
ferred to The Hague, which of course
could not be the case unless the Rio
meeting preceded that at the. Dutch
WINDFALL FOR THE
Big Sums Available When Railroads
Pay Back Taxes Under Recent
Iansing. Mich.. April 7. The Chi
cago & Northwestern railroad yester
day paid into the state treasury $G40,
758 for back faxes. This is the first
road to pay up its taxes under the re
cent decision of the United States su
preme court upholding the Michigan
ad valorem tax law. Back taxes from
railroads will go into the primary
school fund. It is estimated the aggre
gate amount which will be received by
the schools of the city of Detroit alone
will be $SOO,000 and schools through
out the state will receive their due pro
oortion. DISASTROUS FLOODS IN WEST
Thousands of Dollars' Damage Done
by Rain and Melting Snow.
Casper, Wyo., April 7. Snow melt
ing in the foothills, combined with a
heavy fall of rain during the past 10
days has done unprecedented damage
in central Wyoming. The Belgo
American Oil company is the principal
loser. Its great oil receiver was com
pletely destroyed and 100,000 barrels
of oil lost. The company sustained
other losses which will bring the dam
age into the thousands. Two lives are
known to be lost.
HELD UNDER BOND
Six Men Arrested as Result of Failure
of Tazewell County Institu
tion. Peoria, 111., April 7. On a charge of
embezzlement and misusing the sav
ings of depositors of the defunct Ties
Smith bank of Pekin. 111., Sheriff Clay
last night arrested B. C. Smith, Sr.,
Conrad Luppen, Habbe Valde, Henry
Block, E. F. Unland and D. C. Smith,
Jr., president, cashier, and directors.
Warrants were sworn out by August
Kranich, a depositor, and the men
were taken to the state's attorney's of
fice, where they gave bonds in the sum
of $5,000 each and were released.
John L. Smith was named as receiv
er and assumed control today.
Algeciras, April 7. The Moroccan
convention was signed this afternoon
and the conference adjourned sine die.
CAUSE OF CONSTERNATION
Gentlemen of Green Cloth Planning to
Leave for Other Resorts Act
Hot Springs, Ark.. April 7. The lid
is on tight. For the first time in 30
years gambling has ceased at Hot
Springs. All the elaborate parapher
nalia of the gambling dens which have
been operated summer and winter,
week day and Sunday, with doors wide
open, are idle.
At the Southern club the furniture
is piled upon the tables and a notice
on the door reads, "Closed temporari
ly." The other big gambling houses
the Texas, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois,
Arkansas, Citizens' and Crescent clubs
are all closed.
(;nmlilrrn All nt Sen.
Club proprietors and the hangers on
are congregated in hotel lobbies, dis
cussing their downfall. Many of the
gamblers say they are ready to quit
the Springs for other resorts. Some of
the smaller clubs are moving to new
quarters on quiet streets. It is not
known whether they will make an ef
fort to operate. If the new prosecuting
attorney makes good his threat all the
gambling machinery found after t lire's
days will be burned. All the poolrooms
are closed, with the exception of the
The notice to quit gambling was
given in a proclamation issued by W.
T. Scoggins, the new prosecuting at
torney. Scoggins was appointed by
Governor Davis, following a confer
ence with Hot Springs ministers, and
given the place on condition he enforce?
Troon If fmmir).
Governor Davis declares militia will
be furnished the new prosecutor if
necessary, and Scoggins has agreed to
carry out the governor's policy. The
conference with the ministers was call
ed by Governor Davis for the purpose
of gaining their support in his fight
The new prosecuting attorney is only
9 years old and unmarried. He Is a
native of Arkansas, and has been prom
inent in religious work and in move
ments toward civic improvement.
BOMB DID WORK
Governor Sleptzoff at Tver, Rus
sia, Suddenly Snuffed
BODY BADLY MUTILATED
Was Reactionary and Held Respon
sible for Work of "Black
Tver. Russia, April 7. While Gov
ernor M. Sleptzoff was passing through
the principal street this afternoon he
was killed by the explosion of a bomb.
Sleptzoff was regarded as a very re
actionary official and was held respon
sible for beatings administered to in
telligences by "black hundreds" last
Terrll.l.v MuM 111 -!.
The body of the governor, who was
in a carriage when assassinated, was
terribly mutilated and the coachman
seriously injured. All windows in the
neighborhood were broken. The as
sassin, who was a very young man,
SWIFT GIVES LITTLE AWAY
Family of Packer Receives Nearly All
of $10,000,000 Estate.
Salem, Mass., April 7. The will of
E. C. Swift, the millionaire packer, was
admitted to probate here today. Be
yond a bequest of $3,000 to the church
at Sagamore, Mass., there were no
public gifts. Except for this donation
and small annuities for two long-time
employes of the state, estimated at $10,-
ooo.ooo, is left in trust for the benefit
of the family of the testator.
PIRATES BOB AN AMERICAN
Congregational Missionary Held Up On
Passenger Boat Near Canton. .
Hong Kong, April 7. Chinese pi
rates April 3. held up three passenger
boats 14 miles from San Shui, near
Canton, and robbed Rev. Charles S.
Hager, an American Congregational
Maxim Gorky May Come In.
Washington, April 7. The announce
ment from Paris that Maxim Gorky,
the Russian revolutionist and author,
was on his way to the United States,
was received with interest at the bu
reau, of immigration, where it was
stated that the bureau was not In pos
session of such information regarding
him as would tend to debar him from
ANNULS OWN CALL
No Conventions to be Held Till
New Primary Law Is
Springfield, III., April 7. The repub
lican state central committee met here
today and adopted a resolution annul
ling the call for the state convention
May 14 in Springfield. The committee
directed that no call be issued for state
or any other convention by Illinois re
publicans until the general assembly
has passed a new primary law,
HimI n Hum)- liny.
Springfield, 111., April 7. After a
day of conferences and consultations,
Governor Deneen announced last night
that a new primary law to replace the
act that the supreme court found un
constitutional Thursday would be en
acted by the legislature in special ses
sion before May 1. Unanimity is in
the air and when the legislators as
semble In session extraordinary at
noon next Tue.-day they will bend to
the.r business with a will. Opposition
to the passage ot a new law is disap
pearing until it Is only a shadow, and
lawmakers of both parties have Inform
ed the governor that they will cham
pion all efforts to devise and pass a
new law to contain the spirit of the old
the right of the electors to select
candidates for. oilice by direct vote at
From Washington last night United
States Senator Cullom wired the exe
cutive that he was strongly In favor
of a new primary law, and that Iih
wished his friends among the assem
blymen to stand by the governor in his
attempt to secure a new enactment.
"There is unanimity in the nentlment
of republicans with whom I have con
sulted," said the governor, "and they
are of one voice In declaring that tin
legislature should take up the matter
and act at once. I am satisfied no Rerl
ous attempt will be made to block the
passage of a bill, and I believe, too,
that all factions will unite In gifting
the matter out of the way at the earli
est possible date.
iitm dinnicr f Krnl lmat.
"The people are iu earnest In their
demand for a primary election law.
The bill passed at the last session was
bitterly opposed by a large number
of politicians while it was under con
sideration, but lately there has been a
change of sentiment among those who
work practical politics, and they now
agree there ought to be a primary law.
Many of them regret that we will not
have an opportunity to put the enact
ment of the last session to test."
Hold o Mrrllnir.
Democratic state , leaders announce
that the special meeting of the state
committee called for Monday at Spring
field is off, and that the state conven
tion probably will be held May 11, as
Socialists announce that they will
hold Judicial primaries April 21, under
the terms of the supreme court deci
sion, although Chris Mamer, clerk of
the supreme court, asserted the dato
was a mistake that the Judges would
rectify later on.
rrohibitionlsts have decided not to
change the date of their state conven
tion, April 18 and 19 at Springfield, as
the party Is not much affected by tho
overthrow of the primary law.
lain Stona Campaign.
Former Governor Richard Yates ha
decided to postpone the remainder of
his campaign in Cook county until tho
situation over the primary law Is clari
fied. Attorney General Stead began the
draft of a new primary law that will
be free from the faults that vitiated,
the other In the opinion of the su
Clerk of Circuit Court of CooK
County Pleads Guilty to
Chicago, April 7. John A. Linn,
clerk of the circuit court of Cook
county, formerly clerk of tho superior
court today pleaded guilty to the
charge of conspiracy to defraud, and
was given an indeterminate sentence
in the penitentiary.