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VOL. LV. NO. 203.
THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 1900.
PRICE .TWO CENTS.
CONGRESS EXPECTED TO
ADJOURN AFTER A WEEK
Senate Committee Sees
Little in Way of
EXCEPT CANAL TYPE
Question of Unseating Smoot of
Utah Will Not be Settled
Washington, June 13. The republi
can steering committee of the senate
met today and considered the question
of the adjournment of congress as soon
as possible after next week. The com
mittee was in session for an hour and
adjourned convinced that nothing
stands in the way of such a program.
An understanding was reached in
the senate today that a vote probably
will be had on the canal type bill next
!muul 1 utr Drfrrrrtl.
In view of the practical certainty no
vote could be had on the Smoot case
at the present session. Chairman Bur
rows, chairman of the committee on
privileges has decided not to call up
the case for consideration until the
May Wait to Srtllr Canal Typo.
Washington. June 13. An unexpect
ed snag was struck today in the move
ment for early adjournment. It is pos
sible the type of the Panama canal
must be settled before congress closes
its business. Secretary Taft was in
conference with Speaker Cannon and
Chairman Hepburn of the committee on
interstate commerce, which handles
canal legislation, and there is a dispo
sition to Fettle the type before adjourn
ment. Biutinnu) JlurrJ-I Tbrvucb.
today tent the diplomatic and consular
appropriation bill and the bill provid
ing for the subdivision of lands en
tered under the reclamation act, to
conference, and then took up consid
eration of the sundry civil bill. The
senate adopted the conference report
on the national quarantine bill. The
measure now goes "to the president.
For TnM'rat Milrnsr.t
Washiugton. June 13. Representa
tive Sherman of New York introduced
a bill in the house yesterday, provid
ing that passenger rates on all railroads
ju the United States doing an inter
state business shall be 2 cents a mile,
effective Jan. 1 next. A uniform sys
tem of mileage books is provided for.
which shall be on sale by all roads,
good on any road. The bill was refer
red to the committee on interstate and
foreign, commerce, of which Sherman
is the ranking republican member.
LABOR FOLLOWS APPEAL
WITH THREAT; GOMPERS
Address to Bookbinders, Says if Re
quests for Laws Are Net Met They
Will Be Made Emphatic.
Washington. D. C. June 13. Samuel
Oompers. president of the American
Federation of Labor, in an address at
the annual convention of the Brother
hood of Bookbinders reminded the del
egates of the right of organized labor
to request congress to pass laws which
would benefit them and said that he
request had gone forth, but that if it
was not answered in better tones the
request would be changed into a de
mand. "Our threatening." he said, "is
to do a lawful thing, and I contend
that a thing we have a right to do we
have a right to threaten to do."
Former Decatur Woman Suicide.
Kansas City. June 13. Mrs. George
Bamfort. aged 39. wife of Col. George
Bamfort, a retired capitalist, formerly
of Decatur, 111., killed herself at Inde
pendence, Mo., near here, today by
shooting. 1)1 health was the cause.
May Educate Separately.
Frankfort, Ky., June 13. The Ken
lucky court of appeals has upheld the
constitutionality of the legislative act
prohibiting coeducation of the races in
the schools of the commonwealth.
Wisconsin G. A. R. Elects.
Marinette. Wis.. June 13. John W.
Ganes was today elected commander
of the Wisconsin department, G. A. R.
THE EMPIRE SOLD;
City of Mexico. June 13. The steam
er Empire, now at Corinto, Nicaragua,
eaid to be assisting the Guatemalan
rebels, has been sold to the Nicaraguan
government and cannot now be seized
by the United States.
FLAMES IN DOCKS
Savanna Line Loses Heavily in
Blaze in Baltimore
THREE SAILORS ARE BURNED
Blazing Vessels Drift Outside and
Threaten Widespread Dis
aster. Baltimore, June 13. Fire early to
day wiped out the big Savannah, docks
of the Merchants & Miners' company,
destroyed the steamer Essex of that
line, all valuable freight with which
the dock was crowded and lumber
scows loaded with' cotton and resin.
The crew of the Essex consisting of
about 40 men, escaped with the excep
tion of three, who were burned to death.
Two other men have not been account
ed for and are supposed to have burned
to death or to have drowned.
Kuilanjcrr Other Shipping;
The burning steamer and scows drift
ed outside the harbor and for a time
seriously threatened shipping on that
side, but the firemen were successful
in preventing serious damage there.
The loss will be $1,000,000.
NEW ORLEANS ALERT
FOR YELLOW FEVER
Sixty Blocks Under Searching Inspec
tion and Other Parts of City
New Orleans. June 13. As a precau
tion against possible yellow fever out
breaks in the city, the state and city
boards of health announce !) blocks
are tyw under a searching system of
inspection and that those portions of
New Orleans outside of this closely
guarded section are being watched
er, through the cooperation of every
physician in the city with the health
boards. The CO blocks under special
supervision- are those in which the yel
low fever epidemic originated or was
the worst last summer.
TAKE TIMBER LAND
A Vast German Colonization
Scheme is on Foot in
IMPERIAL AGENT ARRIVES
Success of Plan Depends Upon Report
Made Millions Backing the
Superior, Wis., June 13. Nocola
Kaumanns, an imperial attache of the
German empire sent to the United
States for the purpose of examing the
cut-over timber lands of northern Wis
consin, which lands will provide farm
ing tracts for a big colony of Germans
if a satisfactory report can be made to
the German government, arrived in the
city yesterday and immediately began
the inspection of land adjacent to Su
perior. Mlllioni Hn-k of Srhrmo.
Today Kaumanns will go into the in
terior of the state, accompanied by
representative Wisconsin people, to ex
amine the grounds. Behind the scheme
to bring a colony of German farmers to
Wisconsin is a colonization company
with a capital of $tn.00.00. Wiscon
sin capital is heavily invested in the
A. 0. U. W. MEETS IN CANADA
Many Different Lodges Represented in
Montreal. Quebec, June 13. The 33rd
meeting of the supreme lodge of the
Ancient Order of "United Workmen
opened here yesterday with about 150
delegates from different lodges in the
United States and Canada present. Su
preme Master Workman Narvis of Mus
catine, Iowa, was in the chair. The
day's sessions were taken up with the
transaction of preliminary business.
MUTINY SPREADS IN ARMY
Last Hope of Russian Aristocracy
St. Petersburg, June 13. The emper
or and court are understood to be much
alarmed at the sudden recrudescence
of a mutinous spirit among the troops.
Reports received by the minister of
war indicate the revolutionists are di
recting all their energies to the propa
ganda in the army. At a dozen places
agitation has resulted in open mu-t'nies.
NATURE EN TEARS
Copious Rain Welcomes "Home
Comers" Back to Ken
tucky, BUT CROWDS DO NOT FAIL
Formal Exercises Take Place at Ar
mory at Louisville Addresses
Louisville, June 13. Cloudy skies
and a injuring rain greeted the first
official day of "home coming week"
this morning. Fortunately the greater
part of the exercises were scheduled
to be held inside the armory on Walnut
street. The weather made it doubt
ful whether or not the great floral pa
rade scheduled for this afternoon
would be held.
Crowd Tait-M IluililiuK-
When the formal exercises in the ar
mory were opened the crowd in at
tendance taxed the capacity of the
building to its uttermost. After wel
coming speeches by Mayor Barth, Gov
ernor Beckham and Henry Watterson,
David R. Francis of Missouri spoke in
behalf of the returning Kentuckians.
Mrilul for MImm lliirtlin.
When the latter had finished his ad
dress, Miss Louise Lee Hardin of Den
ver, Colo., who conceived the idea of
the "home coming" was presented by
Governor Beckham with a beautiful
gold medal in behalf of the state. This
brought the formal exercises to a
l.iiK-olu 'llu Arrive.
The Abraham Lincoln cabin which is
to occupy a conspicuous site in Cen
tral park during the week, reached the
city late last night.
MOTHER CHURCH" ELECTS
Willis P. Gross Chosen President by
Boston, June 13. More than 5,UU0
Christian Scientists attended the an
nual business meeting of the "Mother
Church" yesterday in the new temple.
Several thousand who were unable to
gain admission were notified of a sec
ond meeting, which was held this af
ternoon, the proceedings at both ses
sions being identical.
. TnQ., following officers were elected:
'President Willis P. Gross.
Clerk William B. Johnson.
Treasurer Stephen A. Chase.
Treasurer Chase reported the cost
of the new church as approximately
$2.uW'),0(t(, with more than enough
cash in hand to meet every item of ex
pense. Clerk Johnson gave the pres
ent membership of the mother church
PITTSBURG TO TAKE SUBURB
Consolidation Plan Voted for and Alle
gheny May Go to Courts.
Pittsburg, June 13. The proposition
to consolidate Pittsburg and Allegheny
carried at the polls in this city yester
day at a majority estimated at 25.000.
Allegheny, the indications are, has
voted against the plan by about 6,000
majority, which the Pittsburg majority
will wipe out, with a good margin to
spare. The project apparently having
been carried safely, Allegheny already
is making plans to go to the courts in
an attempt to prevent the consolida
tion. DEGREE FOR KING OF ITALY
Feature of 150th Commencement of
University of Pennsylvania.
Philadelphia. June 13. The 150th
commencement of the University of
Pennsylvania was held today and the
degree of doctor of law was conferred
upon King Victor Emanuel of Italy.
Princeton Receives Gifts.
Princetou, N. J.. June 13. Com
mencement day was observed at Prince
ton university today and the degree of
doctor of laws conferred upon several
prominent meu. During the exercises
it was announced the university had
received gifts amounting to $78,000.
German Ambassador Talks.
Urbana. 111., June 13. The feature
of the exercises of the last day of the
commencement of the University of
Illinois was an address by Baron Speck
von Sternberg, ambassador from Ger
many to the United States.
M0YER AND HAYWOOD STAY
No Successors Nominated by Western
Federation of Miners.
Denver. June 13. The Western Fed
eration of Miners yesterday virtually
reelected Charles H. Moyer president
and William D. Haywood secretary
treasurer by making no nominations
for these offices. According to the con
stitution the present incumbents, who
are in jail, hold over until their suc
cessors are elected.
Parker, S. D., June 13. During a bal
loon ascension at Monroe yesterday
afternoon Bert "Ward, aeronaut, fell
from the parachute and was killed.
Ward had been an aeronaut for 2'
Multiplicity of Candidates
COLE FOR GOVERNOR
Ferris May Decline the Demo
cratic Nomination in "
Duluth, Minn., June 13. The repub
lican state convention was called to
order here this morning. Minnesota
has never seen a convention of the re
publican party that begins with a situa
tion more mixed than this. With seven
active candidates for the nomination
for governor, seven for secretary of
state, two involved in a fierce fight for
state auditor, and three for treasurer,
and every one having strongly com
mitteed delegates, the situation had
failed absolutely to clear itself up to
the moment of opening.
(union of I)!iIm.
The air lias been rife with rumors
of deals between candidates and trad
ing of support, but to all appearances
everything is in the air. The forces
are so thoroughly divided that every
candidate seems to be afraid to make
any deal for fear of its disastrous ef
.1. V. Jacobson of Madison, is leader
in the fight for the nomination for gov
ernor. George Simpson of Winona.
was chosen temporary chairman of the
The temporary organization was
made permanent and the usual com
mittees named. .
Cole 1mm Out.
United States Senator ,Knute Nelson
was endorsed for reelection by a ris
ing vote. Cliief JiMttce Start was nom
inated to succeed himself.
A. L. Cole was nominated for gover
nor on the fourth ballot.
May UfM-IInt- tu Kim.
Detroit. June 13. The News todav
says grave doubts are entertained by
friends of Woodbridge N. Ferris of
Big Rapids whether he will accept the
nomination for governor on the demo
cratic ticket give him at yesterday's
primary election, because of the light
vote cast. The vote was so light somt
of his oldest friends here think he will
construe it as an indication of indif
ference on the part of the general pub
lic and decline to run.
Ot'ulrex o Se- l-'ljeure.
Ferris said over the telephone today
from his home in Big Rapids he must
decline to discuss; the question of ac
cepting the nomination until he has
seen the detailed figures of yesterday's
EPITOME OF DOINGS IN
Washington, D. C. June 13. Follow
ing Is a brief resume taken from the
official records of yesterday's proceed
ings in both housesj of congress.
SKSATK Tlii' confci'MU'O report on
the statehood bill Wus withdrawn from
the senate and a new report, containing'
he compromise provision agreed upon
by the conferees of both houses, pre
sented. No action? was taken. A bill
extending to 36 liouvs the time that live
stock may be carried in transit with
out unloading was passed. A measure
giving the president authority to re
appoint such of the midshipmen at the
naval academy recently dismissed for
hazing as may be reinstated without
prejudice to the service was passed, us
was a joint resolution appropriating
$S0.00 to supply . deficiency in the
postoltice funds. At !:H) p. m. the sen
ate adjourned until f Today.
IIOl'SK The hMlse passed it rule
sending the railroad rate bill hack to
conference without, even an expression
of its wishes. Whit" the sundry civil
bill was under consideration an amend
ment prohibiting canteens in soldiers"
homes was adopted. The conference
report on the Indian appropriation bill
was accepted. The Tillman bill, pro
hibiting corporations from making cam
paign contributions, was received from
the senate and referred to the commit
tee on election of the president, vice,
president and members of congress. At
":45 p. m. adjournment until today was
OF CUMMINS' PLAN
At St. Petersburg Endroses Move for
Election of Senators By Di
St. Petersburg, June 13. William J.,
and Mrs. Bryan ftrived here today
from Berlin and wll remain until Fri
day, when they will leave for Stock
holm and Christiania.
Bryan expressed his full endorse
ment of the plan olf Governor Cummins
of Iowa, for a meefing of governors of
the states to secure concerted action
looking to a constitutional amendment
providing for the 'election of senators
by direct vote of tne people.
SCANDAL IS OUT
Disbarment Proceedings Begun
Before Supreme Court
Clay County Attorney Offered to Sell
Verdict, Claiming He Had a
Springfield, III., June 13. That the
developments following the mysterious
session of the supreme court last week
will prove fully as sensational as pre
dicted is indicated by information filed
in the court yesterday by Attorney
(Jtneral Stead asking that State's At
torney Richard S. Reaugh of Clay
county be disbarred, and the disclosure
of pending contempt proceedings
against Harvey N. Bradford, a claim
agent of the Baltimore &. Ohio road,
residing at Flora.
I 'leeH l-'roiii .liirili-l ion.
Bradford, it is said, has lied from the
jurisdiction of the court, having obtain
ed advance information of what was
forthcoming. The whole proceeding
hinges on an alleged attempt by Brad
ford to sell for $H.0t a. decision of
the supreme court in the Huddleston
will case and his alleged boast that he
was in touch with what the court was
doing, and had been obtaining advance
information for the railroads. It is un
derstood that he said he obtained cer
tain of his information through James
Drennan. the private secretary to Jus
tice James Ricks of Taylorville. Dren
nan has made a statement regarding
the matter to the members of the court
I'oIiiIh tu Htor.
"I am not at liberty to talk of the
nuttter ;tt the present time," he said
last night when called up by telephone
at his home in Tavlorville. "The offi
cial record will show that there is not
the slightest truih in the statements
credited to Bradford, and that is was
not possible for the statements to be
true. At the time Bradford is said to
have made the statements, no action
whatever had been taken in the case
in the court, and any tales he reported
as coming from me were pure fabrica
tions. This is all I can say at present.
but the proceedings and the record will
show all in good season."
The disbarment proceedings against
State's Attorney Reaugh are the result
of his alleged acting as an intermedi
ary between Biadford and the litigants
with whom Bradford was attempting
to do business. He says that his ac
tion in the case was in pursuance of
a plan made to trap Biadford. and to
ascertain the truth of his statement
that he could influence litigation and
obtain advance information regarding
coining opinions of the court.
TAKE NEGRO FROM OFFICER
Lynchers at Pocomoke City, Md., Sue
ceed in Killing Man.
Pocomoke City. Md., June 13. Ned
Watson, colored. last night was taken
from the authorities by a mob and shot
to death here. Yesterday afternoon he
had assaulted his employer, Samuel S.
Barnes, near Kings Creek, Somerset
county, fracturing his skull and leaving
him for dead. Watson was caught
near the railroad station here about S
p. m.. and. though a mob bent on
lynching him gathered quickly, he was
hustled to jail by officers. About 10:30
the officers tried to smuggle Watson to
a train, intending to take him to Prin
cess Anne for safety. They were de
tected in the attempt by the mob. how
ever, and their prisoner was shot to
MINERS REFUSE TO SETTLE
Reject Report of Scale Committee in
vi.--.ivii imi .tune 13. Miners of the
Block coal district today formally re
ioiri ihn rpimrt of the ioint scale
committee which had agreed upon
terms for tne adjustment oi uiuerenc
es between the miners and operators.
A prolongation of tne struggle seems
Shot While Resisting Arrest.
Ottumwa, Iowa, June 13. Frank
Hampton was shot and probably fa
tally wounded by Constable George
Blount yesterday afternoon. Hampton
was wanted in Joliet for breaking a
parole. When arrested, he struck
Blount in the face and started to run
He was shot in the leg and back.
Pennsylvania Making Money.
Philadelphia. June 13. The board ot
directors of the Pennsylvania company
today declared a semi-annual dividend
of 3 per cent, an increase of 1 per
cent. This places the stock on a (J per
King Goes to Be Crowned.
Christiania, June 13. King Haakon.
Queen Maud, and Crown Prince Olaf
left today on a special train for
Trondhjem, preparatory to the king's
coronation! June 22.
Confer 1,132 Degrees.
New York, June 13. Eleven hundred
thirty-two degrees were conferred upon
students of Columbia university and
its allied Institutions t,oday.
: '.s '
INTERFERENCE M IOWA
BEATEN TO DEATH
Apparent Cause of Demise cf a
Sioux Falls Servant
WOMAN EMPLOYER ACCUSED
Mrs. Moses Kaufman, Wife of Wealthy
Brewer, May Be Another Mrs.
Sioux Falls. S. It., .Juno 13.--A sen
sation was caused here by the arrest
of Mrs. Moses Kaufman, wife of the
wealthy brewer, on the charge of man
slaughter in connect ion with the death
of Miss Agnes I'olrcis. who was em
ployed as a domestic in the Kaufman
home. The girl died several days ago
and was buried at IVirkton, her home
town. Believing her death was due to
unnatural causes, interested persons
had the body exhumed and examined.
f liln ll nd llruineM I 'omul.
On her head and body were found,
numerous cuts and bruises. It was
discovered that her lower limbs were
swathed in cloth and when the band
ages were removed the flesh had the
appearance of having been scalded.
This is alleged to have been due to at
tempts to revive her after she had been
beaten into an unconscious condition.
It is alleged the girl died as a result
of beating administered by Mrs. Kauf
man and that those beatings were due
to Mrs. Kaufman's inability to control
Mule I'ri'M'iiU ; lilence.
Mrs. Kaufman was arraigned before
the justice id' the peace and the state
presented part of its evidence against
the accused. The hearing had not
progressed far when adjournment was
MUST PAY $500 FINE
Virtually Plead Guilty to the Charge of
Violating Anti-Trust Law in
Sandusky. Ohio. June 13. The trials
of indictments against five bridge com
panics and five of their agents closed
yesterday afternoon and ended with
Judge Reed finding them guilty and
imposing a line of $."on in each case.
The bridge companies and agents were
jointly indicted for alleged violation of
the Valentine anti-trust law. The con
cerus involved are the Canton. Massil-
lon. King. Bellelontaine and Mount
Vermm bridge companies. The com
panies and agents withdrew all of
their interlocutory motions, the legal
effect of which was to practically ad
mit their guilt.
REPORT IS NEAR
House Committee on Agriculture
Agree on Meat In
spection. DIFFER ONLY ON THE COSTS
Provisions of Beveridge Amendment
Are Strengthened by
Washington. June 13. The finest ion
of who shall pay the cost of meat in
spection, the government or packers.
is the only one remaining unsettled by
the house committee on agriculture.
All other provisions of the inspection
amendment to the agricultural appro
priation bill have been agreed to and
he measure will be presented to the
house, today if the committee, which
seems pretty evenly divided on the
question of plating the cost, can agree
on that provision.
InniMf-J ion More ItlnUI.
Sanitary inspection is required by
he Beveridge amendment is retained
in the bill with slight modifications
which tend to strengthen rather than
weaken the rigidity of this inspection.
PATRICK SECURES APPEAL
Justice Day of Supreme Court Grants
Writ to Murderer.
Canton. Ohio. June 13. Application
was made to Justice Day of the I'nited
States supreme court yesterday by At
torney Lindsay for a stay writ of ap
peal and consequently of execution in
behalf of Lawyer Pa rick of New York.
Justice Day. after h. a ring the argu
ment, decided the case appealable and
granted a writ to that effect. It will
be heard by the supreme court ill Oc
Flatly Denies Inference
Given by Secretary
ON DAVENPORT SPEECH
Makes Public Telegrams Plac
ing Responsibility on Cab
Washington. June 13. President
Roosevelt absolutely disclaims any
participation or interference in Iowa
political affairs and says Secretary
Shaw's visit to his home state at this
time is made "on his own responsibil
ity." The disclaimer was called out
by published statements that Shaw
would represent the president, in the
speech he is to make at. Davenjujrt in
opposition to Covcrnor Cummins.
Makra l'iilll- iVImriiina.
By direction of the president the fol
lowing telegraphic correspondence was
made public today:
"Davenport. Iowa. June i'2. To Hon.
Theodore Roosevelt. Washington, I).
C: The following telegram was re
ceived iiinl is being published here and
throughout Iowa today: 'Washington,
June 11. Hon. W. H. Anthony. Secre
tary Lincoln club. Davenport: I wired
Des Moines yesterday 1 could not ac
cept the invitation to t-peak at Daven
imrt on the evening of Juiv-? 13, as this
necessitates cancelling two important
previous engagements. On receipt of
oiir invitation. 1 conferred with the
president, and have decided 'o cancel
oilier engagements and accept yours.
I wilj be wiih you u Wednesday even
ing. L. M. SHAW.'
ft tia-ot in Tut lllm-l.
"Does tins mesfti you are taking sides
in the fight in Iowa, and are repre
sent! d as sending through Secretary
Shaw a message to Iowa republicans
:is to how thev should line un in our
present contest for the nomination for
governor, is tins true; caucuses are
to be held here Thursday night.
"t Signed CHARLES (IKILK,
"Secretary of the Republican CVntial
Itoottf t t-li" Itrpl.
"Charles Urilk. Secretary Republi
can Ctntral Committee, Davenport:
Telegram received. Secretary Shaw's
visit to Davenport is. of course. u hi
own resxnsibilit . The president has
sent no message through anybody to
Iowa republicans, has not interfered, is
not now interfering, and will not inter
fere in the Iowa factional contest nor
in that of any other slate.
"WILLIAM LOEB. Jr..
LADY NOT SERIOUS
One of Charges Overlooked by Com
mittee Investigating State Sol
diers' Orphan' Home.
Springfield, III., .lime 13. In the tc
Krt f the special committee of the
state board of charities named to in
vestigate the charges of immoral con
duct and receiving commissions on
contracts. Superiuti ndent McCaulley
of the Illinois Soldiers' Orphans Home
at Normal is exonerated. The report
states, however, that discipline is lax.
The charges sustained refer to the
ineffective system of night passes and
on the teaching staff. Henry August
ine, a former Sunday bchool teacher at
the institution, said the moral tone ami
teachings were not what they shot. Id
be. and charged that liquor was kept
at Hip institution and dispensed at in
tervals. His statement, however, was
not corroborated. Tne testimony of
Edna Massey of fJibson lo the effect
that Superintendent McCaulley put. his
arms about her was not considered te-
FIX JUNE 21 FOR HEARING
Presidents of Coal Carrying Roads
May Testify on That Date.
Philadelphia. June 13. The inter
state commerce commission today, wir
ed lo its secretary iu Washington to
notify the presidents of the coal carry
ing railroads that, the commission will
be ready to hear them June 21 in
ARRESTS RESULT OF
Jackson. Ky., June 13. Former Sher
iff Ed Calahan and Elbert Hargls were
arrested here today on the charge of
murdering Dr. B. D. Cox several years
ago. Calahan and Margin were, men
tioned in the coufesbiou of Cuitls Jett.