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VOL. LV. NO. 152.
THE ARGUS, THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 190G.
PRICE ,TWO CENTS.
Suspended After An
OPERATORS ARE FIRM
Miners Amend Their Proposi
tion, but Reply is De
ferred. New York. April 12. The joint coi
ference of the coal operators and repre
sentatives of the United Mine Workers
of America began this afternoon in an
other effort to settle their differences.
A mead Proposition.
The mine workers at the conference
amended their proposition by asking
that an agreement be made with thu
anthracite mine workers instead of the
United Mine Workers of America.
They also amended the check-off plan
so all employes willing may be assess
ed. They propose any vacancy in the
commission may be filled by Roosevelt
and accept the anthracite strike com
mission. The conference adjourned at
2:10 subject to the call of the two
cnairmen. .vntcneu ana uaer.
Baer Makes Reply.
Baer made the following reply to -he
"We regret you have not accepted
our propositions. We do not feel we
can modify them. We will hereafter
answer your communication of this
date by letter, or if you desire a fur
ther meeting, a' time can be arranged
or fixed by the respective chairmen."
Truesdale See Little Hope.
New York, April 12. President
Truesdale of the Lackawanna railroad
said that Baer's brief statement Is ac
cepted as meaning the operators stood
absolutely by their counter proposition
submitted on Tuesday. 4ls the situa
tion stands now, Truesdale thought, it
was not too much to say negotiations
between the operators and miners had
practically been suspended. The op
erators will take up the miners' prop
osition and make formal reply early
Ohio Operatora Stem Scale.
Athens, Oh.o, April 12. Ten coal
companies and firms operating in the
Hocking Valley have signed the 1903
scale, and it is expected the mines
will resume operations at once. The
action of the miners convention in
calling out the engineers, firemen and
pumpers has been rescinded.
Saapended for Slcnlaic Scale.
St. Louis, April 12. The Decatur.
Middleton and Talula Coal "companies
have been expelled by the Illinois. Op
erators association because they sign
ed the scale demanded by the miners.
Same Course at Kansas City.
Kansas City, April 12. The South
western Operators association has ex
pelled six of its members in Missouri
and Kansas who have signed the min
CASTRO GOES OUT
President of Venezuela Resigns
Office But Temporarily,
it is Reported.
GENERAL GOMEZ IN CHARGE
Proclamation of Retiring Official Pre
dicts Era of Peace for the
New York, April 12. The Venezue
lan consul general here, Carlos B. Fl
gueredo, has got word from Caracas
by cable that President Castro of Ven
ezuela had resigned on Monday tem
porarily. Mr. Figueredo said:
I have Just received a cablegram
from General Juan Vicente Gomez,
vice president of Venezuela, that he
has become president. General Castro
desires to retire to a restful private
life for some time, owing to the stren
uous work which his position exacts
and which he so successfully has car
ried on for years. ' The ceremony took
place at 4 p. m. on Monday in the par
lor of the secretary general in the
presence of the executive; the minis
ters." and the president and members
of the supreme and the higher courts.'
Sees Peace for Republjc.
TLe proclamation made by General
Castro during the ceremony may be
briefly summarized as follows:
Peace is assured to the entire repub
lic, the international situation of the
government is clear, as all pending
questions either will be amicably ar
ranged or settled by arbitration.. Gen-
WASHES FEET OF 12
Austrian Ruler Carries Out Ancient!
Custom of Maundy Thurs-
Vienna, April 12. Emperor Francis
Joseph today, as usual, carried out the
ancient ceremony Maundy Thursday
by washing the feet of 12 aged men
who were on this occasion all nono-
genarians, their united ages being 1,-
NO PARDON FOR MALCHOW
President Refuses to Free Sender of
Improper Mail Matter.
Washington, April 12. President
ttooseveit nas refused to pardon ur.
a. w . Maichow, formerly professor or
medicine in Hamline unicersity, St.
raui, who was sentenced to two years
in prison Tor sending obscene litera-
mre tnrougn me mans.
eral Castro urges all Venezuelans to
support the government presided over
by General Gomez, and adds "that
snouid nis temporary separation Dnngi
narmony and good will to the coun-
try. he willingly would make his re-
tirement permanent if necessary.
Tho ministers and governors havelsion for this some time ago, as he
presented their resignations, as Is us -
ual, so as to leave the new president
at liberty to select his colaborers
TAKES NO STAND
House Committee at Springfield
to Let Stead Bill Go at
DEMOCRATS OPPOSE REPORT
Legislature Playing for Time
mary Law's Path is Full of
Springfield, 111., April 12. (Special-
The house met this morning with a
good attendance. The Stead primary
election bill, known as bill Xo. 1, was
advanced to a second reading and was
made the special order of the day,
when the house meets at 10 o'clock
next Wednesday morning. The house
then adjourned until tomorrow morn
ing. Then it will meet and adjourn un
Will Xot Keeommend.
The primary elections committee of
the house met and voted to report the
Stead bill out Wednesday without
recommendations. The democratic
members of the committee voted
against reporting the bill out. The
sentiment grows stronger in favor of
the plurality nomination. The senate
met and adjourned.
Slipped Anirndmrnl In.
Springfield, 111., April 12.-
General Stead's new primary bill start-1
ed through the mill yesterday after-1
noon in the senate. Before it even j
reached the hopper it had been amend-
ed in its most important particular,
and now the millers seem determined
to be especially conscientious in grind-1
Ing the rest of it exceedingly fine. I
Without the knowledge of Governor I
Deneen, a few of the senate leaders, I
including Campbell and Berry, got j
possession of Stead's draft in the I
morning and amended it by striking I
out the provision allowing direct nom-1
Ination of a candidate receiving 35 1
per cent of the total vote, and by in-1
serting a provision for majority nom-1
Xmt Dieovered at Once. I
In this shape the bill was Introduced, I
and the amendment was not discov-1
ered until it had been put on first read-1
Ing. Then it was discussed, condemn-1
ed. "joshed." berated, and deplored,
and ordered to second reading for next
ednesday, when It will come up ia I
committee of the whole. In the house
it was Introduced and sent to the pri-
mary law committee, where it will re-
main inactive until next Wednesday.
mere is notnmg in the Stead bill
wnlch applies to municipal nomina-
tions. it being the intention to provide
ror tnese in a separate act. This will
be drawn by the two Chicago election
officials and by Attorney General I
Xo Hope for Preliminary Draft. I
If everything which is being said I
about the Stead bill were to be accept-1
ed at full value there would be little I
reason to hope for the passage of an!
act at all resembling the preliminary I
The proposition of adjourning until I
Wednesday originated with Humphrey, I
who obtained the signatures of a ma-1
jority of the senate to a resolution de-1
claring for It. He also secured the I
adoption of the plan of considering the I
measure in the committee of the whole
in the senate.
J- A- bailey dead
Head of Barnum & Bailey Shows
Passes Away Near New
Had Just Completed Unique and Ex-
pensive Establishment in Which
I He Lived
ftew otk, Apru i James a. isai-
I ley, the showman, managing owner of
the Barnum & Bailey circus, died at
his home In Mount Vernon yesterday
of erysipelas. Mr. Bailey's real name
was James A. McGinnis, and he was
born in Detroit, Mich. He assumed
the name of Bailey because of his first
associations with the well known show
man of that name. He leaves a widow.
who was Miss Ruth Louisa McCrad-
don. They were married at Zanes-
I ville, Ohio, 44 years ago.
i Live to see Mnnnion complete.
About a year ago Bailey determined
t . e mansion where he
couid st0re the collection of curios.
hrm zfis an(1 naintinsrs he had eath
ered ln hls travels about the world. He
Durchased 28 acres of land in the
Chester Hill section of Mount Vernon
on wnlch he built a house costin
circus r;oe on
Regarding the future of the circus.
Joseph T. McCaddon said it would be
I continued without a change of policy.
I "Mr. Bailey," said he, "made provi-
1 wanted to be prepared in case of his
death or any other emergency."
PLAN REPUBLICAN JUBILEE
Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Party
Philadelphia, April 12. President J
Hampton Moore of the National Repub
lican league has issued a call for the
biennial convention to be held in Phil
adelphia June 17. The occasion will
mark the golden jubilee of the repub
lican party, being the 50th anniversary
of the first national republican con
I WOULD MAKE UNION COFFINS
Promoters Make Proposition to the
Federation of Labor.
Chicago,. April 12. A proposition to
build a union coffin factory was made
yesterday by two promoters to the
members of the executive board of the
Chicago Federation of Labor. The
promoters promise, if given the help of
the federation, to build a $50,000 fac
tory, from which they will supply a
casket, hearse and two carriages for
a union man's funeral for $50.
CONDITIONS AS THEY ARE ON THE ISTHMUS OF PANAMA
Difficult Separate Wheat From Chaff, Soreheads Being Anxious to Pour Their Tales Into
Ears of Newspaper
BY WOODWORTH CLUM.
Colon, Panama, March 31. Secre
I tary Taft, in a special report dated
Jan. 8, 190G, informs the public that
there is no scarcity of water in Colon;
that a permanent reservoir with a ca
pacity of 500,000,000 gallons is Under
construction, with two permanent
standpipes, one of 400,000 and the other
of 500,000 gallons capacity, under con
tract to be completed by April 1. . On
this last day of March I am able to
report that there is a scarcity of good
water in Colon; that the work of clear
lngv the ground for the 500,000,000 gal
Ion reservoir has scarcely begun; that
the work on the permanent dam is
practically at a standstill, and that
neither of the two standpipes has been
I do not cite these points in contra
diction to the statements of the honor
able secretary of war, but to demon
strate that some of the governmental
experts on the Isthmus of Panama are
taking advantage of the administration.
Secretary Taft also stated on Jan. 8
that "7,000 feet of permanent (water)
mains have already been laid and that
the remaining 9.000 feet are being laid
at the rate of 400 to 500 feet daily." II
this progress had been maintained the
laying of the mains would have been
completed within 23 days at the outside
Nearly three months have elapsed
since then, and the laying of mains has
not been completed. -
In endeavoring to ascertain facts
concerning conditions and progress on
the Isthmus of Panama, it is indeed dif-
ficult to separate the wheat from the
chaff. Colon is full of "soreheads"
men who for some reason or other
have acquired a wonderful and fearful
grudge against the Isthmian Canal
commission, and when they discover a
possibility of "getting back" 7 at the
government by "exposing" some rotten-
ness of administration, they are never
satisfied until they have Intrusted their
talcs of woe to the tender mercies of
some ' itinerant journalist. But when
lone actually encounters these condl-
tions complained of, the atmosphere,
Dowie, Still in Warlike
Mood, Talks of
Indications Are Zion's Founder
Will Be Content With a
Chicago, April 12. Dowie today di
rected his attendants to announce to
all inquirers that the report he was
about to compromise with Voliva and
his followers was untrue. He sSid he
would conduct a legal contest in the
courts and get his property back. At
torney Wettin, his legal adviser, when
told of this declaration, said:
Wettin Itepeatn Statement.
"I can only repeat what I said last
night, that there is a good prospect of
the adjustment of the troubles without
resorting to the courts."
Wettin said later that the position
of Dowie had not changed. "We do not
wish to plunge Zion into an expensive
lawsuit," he said. '"In its present condi
tion Zion cannot afford long and ex
pensive litigation. We are to guard
the interests of creditors, and every
one of them will receive 100 cents on
AwaltinK on Voliva.
"I may hear from Voliva today, but
until I do I cannot tell just what turn
matters will take. In the meanwhile,
Dowie will remain where he Is. He
will not go to Mexico; he will not, for
a time at least, visit Zion City. No
middle ground has yet been reached,
but I have strong hopes it will be
found in a short time, as both sides
are anxious to avoid law proceedings."
More for Compromise. ,
Chicago, April 12. John Alexander
Dowie, founder of Zion City, through
his attorney, made a -move toward ac
cepting the terms'of unconditional sur
render dictated by Overseer Wilbur
Glenn Voliva last evening. The
"apostle," who raced like a comet from
Mexico, breathing destruction to the
"rebels," who had taken over the Zion
properties and deposed their leader,
may be content with "just a living"
(Continued on Page Four.)
Writers and Government Officials
clears, and the problem of "fact-finding
is easier to solve. Upon arrival at
Colon I was told there was a water
famine; that there was no good water;
that the government was taking ad
vantage of the situation by bringing
spring water Into town and selling it
to the poor people at 2 cents gold per
gallon, and a hundred and one other
dreadful things that made me wish I
had avoided the place altogether.
However, I have had the pleasure of
paying the 2 cents per gallon for fairly
good drinking water, furnished by the
government for a short while, but now
discontinued; and while the residents
manage to get along with the rain wa
ter and water such as finds its way
through the pipes from the temporary
reservoir, there is everywhere appar
ent a painful economy an economy
that results in the use of a single tub
of water by the washerwomen In
cleansing (?) the linen of half a dozen
These conditions are not so bad in
themselves. , In fact, the people of Co
lon never were better off than they are
today in the matter of water supply.
The point I desire to make is that the
progress has not been nearly as rapid
or commendable as has been so widely
Having in mind the 500,000,000 gal.
Ion reservoir, which was about ready
to furnish Colon and Cristobal with
water, I followed the 20-inch pipe line
leading from the city, through the trop
ical jungle, past the queer little cem
etery at Monkey Hill, until finally,
about four miles from -Colon, I reach
ed the first dam, which the engineers
told me would be the beginning of the
reservoir. It was about 10 o'clock in
the morning, when all employes should
be at their tasks, but over a quarter of
a mile of dam site I found only a dozen
workmen, Jamaican negroes, with a
negro foreman, pumping out a hole in
the ground, hoping, they said, to find
a good base for some foundation work.
I asked them where the great 500,000,
000 reservoir might be found, and they
pointed to the valley in front of me.
It was a pretty little valley, to be
sure, filled with beautiful trees, luxuri-
ant vines, and undergrowth, but bav-J
MUST not tell
Members of Congress Liable for
Yielding Up Government
RESOLUTION IS APPROVED
Greene and Gaynor Convicted After
a 1 nai Lasting uver 13
L Washington, April 12. A resolution
providing for the election of senators
by direct vote of the people has been
favorably acted upon by the house con
mittee on the election of president,
vice president and representatives in
congress. A resolution winch was in
troduced by Norris of Nebraska makes
the term of members of the house four
years instead of two.
Would Amend Constitution.
Both propositions are to be accom-
plished by amendments to the constitu-j ize assistance for the relief of the suf
tion. The reasons why the term oflri Tho (mvprnmpnt headed the
members snouid Te four years are
stated because no party can inaugur
ate its policy in two years.
Confining; I'rl.on Goods.
Washington, April 12. The house
committee on labor today took favor-
able action on the Hunt bill prohib -
itlng interstate commerce in prison -
AR-ree to conference iteport.
Washington, April 12. The senate
today agreed to the conference renort
on the deficiency appropriation bills.
CONGRESS senate ()
Too 31 nth Publicity.
cuioerson presented a concurrent
resolution including senators and mem
bers of the house in the bill prohib-
iting officials of the government from tingents of troops have arrived, afford
prematurely giving out private infor- lnS military force sufficient to suc
mation of the government, and it was cessfully meet all eventualities. For
adopted. The bill defining the boundar
ies of the southern division of the
southern judicial district was passed.
Indian Billx Aeoented.
. The conference report on the bill
providing for the settlement of the af
fairs of the five civilized tribes of In
dians was accepted. The house substi
tute for the senate bill ratifying, the
agreement with the Lower Brule In
dians of South Dakota was accepted.
STATE RECOVERS ITS FUNDS
More Than Million Saved Out of Wreck
of Enterprise Bank.
Harrisburg, Pa., April 12. Gov. Fen-
nypacker issued an official statement
today announcing that the common-
wealth has recovered all public funds
amounting to over a million dollars on
deposit in the Enterprise National bank
of Allegheny at the time of its failure.
Refusing to Talk.
ing in its center a sluggish, stagnant
stream, upon whose banks lay masses
of rotten timber and vegetation.
"Is this the dam that is to be ready
for use by April 1?" I asked
The foreman smiled and admitted
that it was.
"Well, are they not going to clear
the reservoir of this rank vegetation?"
"Oh, they are clearing it," said my
inena tne foreman, and pointing to I
one corner or the valley he showed me I
a small band of Martinique negroes,
aoout twenty, slashing away at the un-
derbrush with their machetes. I
For anhour I walked around the
proposed reservoir, and the permanent
dam. In that time I did not encounter
more than 200 men workine on the en-
"vny do you not have 2,000?" I
asked of each foreman I met. They all
acknowledged what I thought to be a
self-evident fact, that if 2,000 men
were employed on the work the pro
gress would be just 10 times as rapid
as with 200 men. This, too, in view of
the rapidly approaching rainy season,
which begins about the middle of April.
The engineers with whom I talked said
that the work could be pushed to com
pletion in a short time with a sufficient
force of laborers. On returning to
town that afternoon I was surprised
to find the streets of Colon full of ne
groes, just arrived from Jamaica and
other islands of the West Indies Moren,ent pn " tli,v f"f a vote could be
ti u.t 1 1. " . . reached. The session was almost en-
" uccu uiuugui lUltirely- devoted to consideration of the
on one Steamer, but all Of them were I
tr-mciiArtoH tmr.m,i;nl,. i, ii t I
transported Immediately by rail to the
canal zone. The waterworks was IeftlTel,er anl t,aPP 0 the other over an
to,1 i .v, . . ,. I amendment inserted by the senate,
get along the best way It could, which provides for the ratification of
That is why the reservoir is nowt,e disbursements f $iS6.ooo for the
sparrplv hefmn ahon 1r -r .f .l,"Ji11 eminoie iunu ny special AKCIU
scarcely Degun. Wtien Mr. Taft waslj. k. Jenkins nd Administrator A. J.
advised It WOUld be ready by April I.
TVia fVirao tomo . ,
Ihe three dams, two temporary and
one permanent, have been severely I
criticised by the engineers who are
now OUt Of the service, but it is not I
!,),( j, . , I
Within my province to disCUSS these
scientific features. These other far
.. . . . .Ithe measure Itself late In the Bay,
are unavoidable, even to the untutored Ii .ji i.
Concerning the two standnines that
were to be comnleted. I have been on
ContInued on Page Two.)
WOULD DISQUALIFY SMOOT
WITH A MAJORITY VOTE
DANGER IS LESS
Much mprovement jn Conditions
. mi K
" W. " '
ASHES FALL ON OTHER SIDE
Estimated 5,000 Houses Have Been
Damaged Relief Committee at
Naples, April 12. From the latest
reports it is estimated about five thous
and houses in all have been partly or
entirely destroyed. A committee has
been formed to collect funds to organ-
subscription list with $100,000. The
amount collected was $300,000.
Better In Morning.
Naples, April 12. Viewed as a whole
I conditions as affected by the eruption
0f Mount Vesuvius are better this
J morning as compared with those of the
1 early hours yesterday. Frequent de
tonations are still heard, but faintly.
I The main crater is gradually enlarg
I ing and the rain of ashes over the Med
I iterranean side of the volcano ha
Henviest l ull On Other Side.
The heaviest fall is now over Som-
ma, Santa Auastasia, Pontacelli, and
other villages in the section opposite
and distant from this city. Large con-
a time after midnight the eruptions
were somewhat more acute.
Atmosphere in Bad.
The inhabitants of this city are today
enduring the yellow gray atmosphere
of yesterday which is even more op
pressive than before. More shops
opened this morning and the city is
slowly resuming normal life. The
presence of King Victor Emmanuel in
Naples, which always produces a good
effect, has acted as a tonic on the Nea
politans who have a superstitious ven
eration for the king. -
Klude the I'ope.
From early in the day crowds gath-
ered before the Palace where men
I were neard to exclaim: lie comes,
bl,t the DPe sta's at nme. Ing live
the kinS" The feeling, however does
not interfere with Naples' veneration
lor invir feaiIUS
MukeM Perttonnl IoHpnetloo.
The king left Naples this morning
for San Guiseppe, Ottajano and Ter
zign in order to ascertain personally
the actual situation at these towns.
The king inspected all "camp hospi
tals," in which troops are caring for
suffering refugees, speaking to the in
jured, comforting them In their misfor
tunes and asking them what he could
do to relieve their distress.
I'ulnilx All Ilealrea.
On receiving a reply indicating the.
sufferers' desire that something be
immediately done In his or her behalf.
the king gives orders to have the de
sire fulfilled. This gave rise to many
heartrending scenes. The queen.
while the king was away, visited the
charitable institutions here and in
spected places where refugees are
i.nva t ooIIor.
The most consoling news this morn
ing Is the lava is cooling on all sides
Cash in Nightgown.
Joliet, III., April 12 It has been
discovered that Byers Milner ot
Braidwood. missing treasurer of the
"ni GrundT miners union, had left
$300 of the union's funds in the pocket
of his mother's nightgown. The sum
of $1,700 is still, unaccounted for, and
Milner's whereabouts are unknown.
EPITOME OF DOINGS IN
Washington, D. C, April 12. Follow
ing is a brief resume taken from .the
official records of yesterday's proceed
ings in both houses of congress: .
SKWTK In tlio seriate Mr. Aldrich
expressed the opinion that the end of
the negate on the riiilroad rate Dill
would become, apparent before. the last
of this week and that then an atrree
conference report on th Indian bill.
"hp wan a. snarp controversy oeiween
Mr. Tillman on one side and Messrs.
Brown. The South Carolina senator
iconienuen umi me Indians nan ueen
defrauded. N conciuim was reached
when, at 4:fo p. m., adjournment was
taHmK,LtA?teV neariv ten n. of
freneral debate, witli the postofiice ai-
propriation bill as the vehicle for the
discission of a wide ranee of tonics.
years has there been so much talk on I
2"v, Z. WIZuJltXll Jin1SpA1?
instance. There were a number of live-1
jiy xchariKes between the members dur-
I " Ven'inMl today? adJournment
Counsel for Protestants
Advances Unique Lino
ACTS NOT IN QUESTION
Arguments In Case Under
Hearing Three Years at
Washington, April 12. Arguments In
the case of Senator Reed Smoot were
begun today before the senate commit
tee on elections after a hearing extend
ing over three years into his right to
retain his seat. Former Secretary of
the Treasury John G. Carlisle opened
for the protestantB, He will be follow
ed by A. S. Worthington of the coun
sel for Smoot. Smoot, who was pres
ent, was apparently not concerned as
to the outcome of the proceedings.
Senator Knox inquired if Carlisle
contended that the church requires
members to submit to the Jurisdiction
of the church laws when in conflict
with laws of the state and nation. Car
lisle replied that it was his contention
that officers of the church could do
nothing without the consent of the
apostles, of which Smoot is one.
Swore to A Tense Prophet.
Speaking of the endowment house
oaths, Carlisle admitted he did not
know the exact form of obligation
taken, but he believed it could not be
disputed that some oath of a character
described by several witnesses is ad
ministered and that each person tak
ing the ceremony assumes the obliga
tion to avenge the blood of the proph
ets upon his nation.
Should Determine FltnewM.
Carlisle contended the senate and
house should determine the fitness of
its members to serve in the same man
ner as if the constitutional provisions
did not exist. He declared the expul
sion of Senator Smoot cannot be made
because of something that' occurred
prior to the beginning of his term;
that the expulsion must be for an act
committed as a member of the legisla
tive body, and that this would require
a two-thirds vote.
Cn la to i)iquullrr.
He contended the case against
Smoot is to disqualify him for servlcr
and that it can be done by passing a
resolution to the effect that the Utah
senator lacks the requisite qualifica
tions, and the seat therefore can be
vacated by a majority vote. Members
of the committee took great Interest
in this argument.
Greene and Gaynor Convicted
After Trial of Over
Savannah, G.i., April 12. Greene
and Gaynor were found guilty on all
three indictments by the jury this af
ternoon. Judge Speer will impose sen
tences tomorrow. The trial consumed
about thirteen and one-half weeks.
The defendants were charged with
conspiracy to defraud the government
and embezzlement in connection with
the big government engineering work
in this vicinity. ,
Indiana Republican Convention Hat
Smooth Sailing Naming a ,
Indianapolis, Ind., April 12. At the
second session of the republican state
convention today the report of the res
olutions committee was unanimously
adopted. Representative Charles B.
Landls was selected as permanent
chairman. The following were nom
inated by acclamation:
Secretary of State Fred Sims,
Attorney General James Bingham,
Statistician James S. Dubbs, Indi
Judge of the Supreme Court James
II. Jordan, Martinsville.
Auditor John C. Billbelmer, Wash-
Oscar Hadley of Danville, was nom-
mated for treasurer on the second bal-