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VOL. LV. NO. 212.
THE ARGUS, THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 1900.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
SENATE VOTES FOR LOCK
TYPE FOR PANAMA CANAL
Supporters of Cheaper
Plan Easily in Ma
jority. CULLOM IN SPEECH
Declares President Already Has
Authority to Provide
Washington. June 21. The lock type
of canal won in the senate, 36 to 31.
Washington, June 21. At 3 o'clock
the senate began to vote on the type
of the Panama canal. The vote was
ou the motion of . Kitteridge to lay on
the table the amendment.
- A(rrr to Conference.
Washington. June 21. The senate
today agreed to the conference report
on the fortifications appropriation bill.
Hurry Canal Consideration.
Washington. June 21. The senate
lost little time today in. beginning its
consideration of the sea level Panama
canal bill, with a view of taking a final
vote on the measure before adjourn
ing for the day. The first speech on
the subject was made by Cullom In
opposition to the sea level bill on the
ground both of expense and impracti
cability, lie contended the president
has authority under the Spooner act to
construct a lock canal.
Kill Direct Vote.
Washington, June 21. The joint res
oluiion amending the constitution of
the United States so as to provide for
the election of senators by a direct
vote of the people and extending the
terms of representatives to four years
was defeated in the house by a vote of
89 to SC. two-thirds being necessary for
passage. The linking together of the
two propositions was the snag on which
the measure was wrecked, it being held
that while there was a demand for a
popular ballot for senators no senti
ment in favor of extending the terms
of representatives is apparent.
Reform Ragjcnitr Cheeklnar.
A bill compelling common carriers
engaged in , interstate commerce to
check baggage to its destination on
transportation offered, whether in the
form of what is known as a "split
ticket" or a regular form of ticket on
one line and mileage or other ticket
on another line, was passed by the
house. This measure is of consider
able interest to the traveling public
and was inspired by a large amount of
complaint over the practices of some
of the railroads.
BECOME A MARTYR
English Women Arrested for Creating
Disturbance and One Is Heavily
London, June 21. Miss Billington,
Miss Kenny, and three other leaders
of the Militant Women Suffragists
were arrested in Cavendish square to
day for creating a disturbance outside
Chancellor of the Exchequer Asquith's
house. Miss Billington was fined $50
or two months' imprisonment, where
upon she expressed the intention of
becoming a martyr and going to jail.
The hearing of the other cases was ad
journed. FRISCO RELIEF FRAUD CHARGE
Refugees Attack Citizens' Committee
in Injunction Suit.
San. Francisco, June 21. Charging
that members of the finance commit
tee of the citizens' relief committee
have entered into a conspiracy to make
improper use of the relief funds turned
over to their care proceedings were
begun in the superior court by a num
ber of refugees to obtain an injunction
restraining the finance committee from
doing anything further with the funds
now m band, or receiving any more
money or food stuff. The suit was fil
ed by Alva Udell, William Howard and
C. F. Pearce, who allege that they rep
resent 10,000 homeless persons in the
relief camps of the city. The three
complainants ask that they be appoint
ed trustees of the relief funds for the
refugees they claim to represent.
Pauline Haft Injured.
New York, June 21. Pauline Hall,
the comic opera singer, had her leg
broken and was otherwise bruised and
shaken up last evening in a runaway
accident .near Yonkers. Her sister.
Miss A. Hall, also was bruised, but her
'daughter, Pauline J., and a girl friend
escaped injury by jumping.
DRAWS OUT OF RACE
Declines Democratic Nomination for
Governor of State of Michi
Saginaw, Mich., June 21. Chairman
Winship of the democratic state cen
tral committee today made public a
letter from Woodbridge N. Ferris, of
Big Rapids, nominated for governor by
the democrats, declining the nomina
tion. Ferris says he is convinced there
does not exist among the people the en
thusiasm that would warrant him in
running for governor a second time.
Maine Democrats Nominate.
Bangor, Me., June 21. Cyrua W.
Davis, of Waterville, was nominated
for governor by acclamation yesterday
at the democratic state convention.
The platform dealt almost entirely with
WELCOME TO BE OFFICIAL
Lincoln Insists on Leading in Honors
to Bryan on His Return.
St. Louis, June 21. Mayor F. W.
Brown of Lincoln, Neb., was in St.
Louis yesterday to complete arrange
ments for the "official welcome" to
William J. Bryan upon his home com
ing from his tour around the world.
Mr. Bryan will arrive Aug. 29 in New
York, but Mayor Brown insists that
Mr. Bryan's home town has the right
to give the official welcome. The may
or was in consultation much of the day
with Colonel Moses C. Wetmore, Mr.
Bryan's closest friend in Missouri, who
will leave July 5 for Europe to join Mr.
Bryan and come home with him.
DONE WITH THE IVENS CASE
Supreme Court Again Refuses' to Come
t Relief of Chicago Murderer.
Springfield, 111.. June 21. The su
preme court this 'morning denied a mo
tion by Attorney Noltz for leave to file
a more complete record and present ad
ditional authority in the Ivens murder
Governor Deneen and ..the state
board of pardons today heard the ap
plication of Attorney Folstz for Ivens
for a stay of execution until October
next in order that the case might be
fully presented to the supreme court
at the next regular term.
American Rider First.
London. June 21. The golden cup
was won by Bachelor's Button, ridden
by Maher, the American jockey; Pret
ty Polly, second: Achilles, third. Five
25,000 Get Increase.
Fall River, Mass.. June 21. Cotton
manufacturers of this city have grant
ed the operatives a 14 per cent in
crease in wages, effective July 2. About
25.000 hands are benefited.
FATHER TO PROVE DOME'S BIRTH
Aged lowan Looks Like Twin
Brother of Son Who Dis
Chicago, June 21. Disowned by his
son, John Murray Dowie, father of John
Alexander Dowie, the "First Apostle,"
arrived in Chicago last evening alone,
having left the seclusion of his cottage
In the village of Essex, Iowa, to refute
the assertions of his son and clear the
name of his dead wife.
The appearance of the old man in
Chicago was far different from that of
his son when traveling. Instead of a
private car or special train, he stepped
from a Pullman coach, carrying two
antique valises which held the proofs
of the birth of John Alexander and he
old man's modest laundry.
Look. I.Ike Tvrlna.
The 21 years difference between the
ages of the father and son have been
lost in the lines of the old man's face
and he looks as like the son as if they
were twin brothers. The bald head,
patriarchal beard, tall hat, and even
the voice and smile are the same.
"You will need no papers to prove
that you are the father of the 'First
Apostle,' " said Deacon Piper, who met
him at the station and escorted him to
his room at the Great Northern hotel.
All that you need to do Is to step
into the court room and the-judge will
He will receive no welcome from his
son. John Alexander Dowie has testi
fied that the old man is not his father
and he will not recognize him as such.
"I have two sons. They are John
Alexander, the mortal, and Andrew,
who lives in Australia and is the finest
salesman in the country," said the old
man proudly. "You see, I say John
Alexander 'the mortal." That shows
Reception for Delegation to Coro
nation of King Haakon
W.J. BRYAN WILL BE WITNESS
Prince and Princess of Wales Given
Flattering Welcome by Nor
wegians. Trondhjem, June 21. King Haakon
received the special American embassy
to his coronation this morning.
Trondhjem, June 21. William J.
Bryan has arrived to attend the coron
Welcome for Wnlew.
Trondhjem, Norway, June 21. The
event of yesterday in connection with
the preparations for coronation of
King Haakon VII. and Queen Maud
was the arrival of the Prince and Prin
cess of Wales and their children, on
board the British royal yacht Victoria
and Albert convoyed by the British
cruisers Juno and Talbot. The cruis
ers fired a salute to which the Nor
wegian cruisers and shore batteries re
The absence of Swedish representa
tion attracts little attention. A few
resident Swedes display their colors,
but the official arrangements ignore
Sweden because of King Oscar's re
fusal to participate. The Swedish min
ister at Christiania finds it convenient
to have urgent private business requir
ing his presence at home.
FOR GOV. PATTISON
State Officials and Party Associates
Present at Services at Milford
Milford, Ohio, June 21. After simple
funeral services attended by high state
officials, party associates, and friends
from all parts of the country, the body
of John M. Pattison, late governor of
Ohio, was this afternoon consigned to
the grave, his family alone being pres
ent at the grave. At noon the resi
dence was .opened to the public and for
two hours a steady swarm of home peo
ple, and state visitors kept passing the
casket in which the governor lay, until
2, when the funeral services took
NEBRASKA TO LOSE $500,C00
Supreme Court Quashes Exceptions in
Bartley Defalcation Case.
Lincoln, Neb., June 21. By a decis
Ion of the. Nebraska supreme court the
last chance of the state to recover
$500,000. the amount of the defalcation
of former State Treasurer Joseph S
Bartley. has gone. On the ground that
the bill of exceptions was not properly
certified to the court the exceptions
were quashed. Bartley was in office
from 1893 to 1896.
what I think of his claims to immortal
ity and noble birth. I don't believe
that there are many others who take
much stock in them."
ACCIDENT ENDS A MYSTERY
Springfield Young Woman, Said to Be
Dying, Reveals Identity.
Springfield, 111., June 21. Mae C.
Adkinson, a young woman of prominent
family, is dying from burns received
last night in the explosion of a gaso
line stove. The girl disappeared from
her home three weeks ago, and her
parents did not know her whereabouts
until she revealed her name while be
ing taken to a hospital from the house
in which the accident occurred.
CHINA FORGED TO
MAKE DUE AMENDS
Satisfaction for France as
Murder of Six Jesuit
Paris, June 21. The foreign office
has been advised China yesterday sign
ed a treaty according complete satis
faction to France for the massacre of
six French Jesuit missionaries at Yan
Cheng, In Kiang-Si province, in Feb
ruary last China pays $200,000 in
demnity to the missions, $400,000 in
demnity to the deceased missionaries'
families, builds a memorial hospital,
and punishes the' ringleaders in the
Dies at Age of 116.
Sterling, III., June 21. Anthony
Trude has received a message telling
of the death of his father at Montreal,
Canada, at the age of 116 years. His
mother died some years ago at the age
of 109. " . ' . . .
Mrs. McKinney Told . of
Hate for Stella
SO NURSE TESTIFIES
Emphasized With Profanity
Severe Blow for the
Peoria, 111., June 21. (Special.) A
number of additional witnesses for the
state were examined in rebuttal this
morning, some of them members of
Mrs. McKinney's church at Aledo. The
gist of the testimony was that the de
fendant appeared sane at the time her
alleged cruel acts were committed and
was posing as a society leader in her
home town. The case is expected to
go to the jury Saturday, though to
bring this about it may be necessary
to hold a night session of court.
Illoiv for lie feu m.
Peoria, III., Juno 21. The de
fense of insanity on which has
hung the only hope of Mrs. McKinney's
friends to save her from the peniten
tiary was given a crushing blow in the
rebuttal evidence which has made the
prosecution confident of a conviction
and caused a decided change in public
As the case stands, it is a balance
between the positive evidence of lay
men that Mrs. McKinney Is sane and
has been sane, against the opinion of
alienists that she is of unsound
mind. The fact that a jury, especially
a jury of middle aged men, is apt to
disregard expert evidence, has lent ad
ditional confidence to the state.
Knrw She Wax Sane.
The crowning evidence of the state
came yesterday from Miss Ella Lock
wood, the girl who nursed Mrs. McKin
ney during her tirevious trial. Miss
Lockwood swore to t&o incidents
which went as strong proof of the san
ity of Mrs. McKinney last December.
"The day that Dr. Wright testified at
Aledo that he thought that Mrs. Mc
Kinney was insane because he had
seen her down town alone late at night
Mrs. McKinney said to me on our way
home. 'Dr. Wright is a fool if that made
him think I was insane,
I was waiting!
for my husband, 4 ho was in his office
in the building. "i
Miss Ivockwoodj added that Mr. Mc
Kinney had sat up until 10 o'clock the
night the jury went out waiting to see
if the lights in the jury room went
out indicating an 'agreement, and then
she told of how Mfs. McKinney had ad
mitted her guilt to her. and shown a
motive for her crifne. This is the first
time that the stale has been able to
show a clear motjve.
"I tortured Stella Grady, I did ev
erything to her which they accuse me
of except one or two things. I treated
her cruelly because I hated her the
d d little fiest," Miss Lockwood
swears that Mrs. McKinney told her.
The witness concluded her evidence
by declaring that Mrs. McKinney had
at all times appeared rational to her.
Her evidence was unshaken on cross
EPITOME OF DOINGS IN
Washington. D. C. June 21. Follow
ing is a' brief resume taken from the
official records of yesterday's proceed
ings in both houses of congress.
SKATE The meat inspection pro
vision of the aKri"ultural appropriation
bill was discussed In the senate on a
motion to grant the conference request
ed by the house, and speeches were
made by Messrs. - J'roctor, Beveridffe
and Lodge against some features of
the house amendment. Messrs. Morgan
and Perkins made upeecht-s on the Pan
ama canal. The sundry civil appropria
tion bill, carrying $102,347,279, a net In
crease of $7,760,209 over the sum pass
ed by the house, was reported. . In or-
Jer to expedite the consideration or tnis
measure a night session was held, after
which adjournment was taken at 10:30
p. m. until toaay.
HOITSE The . house cleaned up con
siderable business, among the bills
passed under suspension of the rules
being the following: Appropriating
$25,000 for the traveling expenses of
the president; increasing the efficiency
of the bureau of Insular affairs by con
ferring the rank and pay of a briga
dier general upon the chief of the bu
reau; regulating the cnecKing oi oag
gage by common carriers. The Joint
resolution increasing the terms of rep
resentatives to four years and provid
ing for the election of senators by di
rect vote of tho people failed to receive
the two-thirds vote necessary for its
passage. The same; fate was meted out
to the bill permitting national banks to
make loans on real estate as security.
Conference reports on the executive.
legislative and Judicial appropriation
bill and the measure providing for the
subdivision of lands entered und-r the
reclamation act were adopted. A rule
was passed to begin consideration of
the pure food bill today and after 12
hours of debate to vote on the substi
tute to the senate bill without inter
vening motion.- At 5:30 P. m. adjourn-
Iment until today was taken.
HIT AT DOPE SALES
The State Druggists' Association
Would Regulate Crow
IN MEETING AT PEORIA
Favor Law Against Furnishing Except
Upon the Original Prescrip
tion. Peoria. 111., June 21 The Illinois
State Pharmaceutical association, at
its annual meeting took steps to secure
the passage of a law to restrict the
sale of "dope" to fiends. Here is an
extract of a. resolution adopted by the
"It shall be unlawful for any person
to sell, furnish, or give away any co
caine, alpha or beta eucaine, opium,
morphine, heroin, chloral hydrate, or
any salt or compound of any of the
foregoing substances except upon the
original prescription of a practitioner."
The following officers were elected:
President H. C. Porter, Rockford.
Vice Presidents J. J. Boehm, Chica
go; J. E. Huber, Peoria; W. D. Duncan,
Treasurer George Bartells, Camp
Secretary Professor W. 15. Day,
PANIC NEAR ON
A RIVER STEAMER
Propeller Shaft Snaps on Bald Eagle
Near Hardin, III., in the
St. Louis, June 21. Before daylight
today the propeller shaft of the steam
er Bald Eagle snapped with a terrific
noise when the boat was just below
Hardin, 111. Immediately the helpless
steamer began tumbling about in the
heavy current of the Mississippi. Near
ly a hundred passengers were aboard
and a panic ensued. It required the
utmost efforts of the boat's officers to
prevent the panic-stricken persons
from jumping overboard. Finally the
steamer was landed.
BIG VERDICT IN LIBEL SUIT
Former Missouri Secretary of State
Wins from St. Louis Paper.
Columbia. Mo.. June 21. Former
Secretary of State Sam B. Cook, who
sued the Sr. Ixmis Post-Dispatch for
$100,000, charging libel, was given a
verdict for $50,000. The suit arose
over the publication of an article in
the Post-Dispatch in which Cook was
accused of criminal neglect, in not re-
porting the failure of the Salmon bank
at Clinton because, it was stated, or
his friendship for the president of the
Convicts in Mutiny; Four Killed.
New Orleans, June 21. Dispatch
es from Angola, I .a., say that during a
mutiny at the state convict farm there
yesterday four persons were killed.
WOMEN SEND MRS.
SUICIDE AT INSANE ASYLUM
Woman Patient at Jacksonville Leaps
Into the Reservoir.
Jacksonville, 111., June 21. Vin.a Jen
kins .aged 23 years, of Granite City, a
patient at the central hospital for the
insane, jumped into the reservoir yes
terday on the hospital premises and
was drowned. The attendant had the
patients out for morning exercise, and
while walking on the lawn near the
reservoir Miss Jenkins broke from the
line, rushed toward the reservoir and
PRIZES IN CLINTON
Des Moines Team First in Race, Neo'a
Straightaway, and Muscatine Had
Clinton, Iowa, June 21. Black and
Tan of Des Moines won first place in
the state paid fire department race for
a purse of $400 at the state firemen's
tourney here. The time was 1:18 4-5.
Jack and Jack, the Des Moines team
holding the state championship, did not
finish, a coupler falling from the wag
on at the start. Nine teams entered
the contest. Jack and Jim of Council
Bluffs took second money in 1:19 3-5.
Charley and Mike of Sioux City were
third in 1:20. Tom and Jerry, the fast
Clinton team, started on an accidental
alarm before the men were ready and
no time was given. The Neola hose
company won the straightaway, hub
hose race in 0:27 4-5 250 yards with
cart. West Branch was second. The
Marion company was awarded first
prize for the best appearing company
in the parade. Muscatine was given
first for the largest company.
GOULD HAVE PREVENTED
SLAUGHTER OF THE JEWS
WRECKED IN LAKE
Beached on Island in Huron But Crew
Is Reported in No Dan
ger. Detroit, June 21. The captain of the
steamer City of Alpena which arrived
here this afternoon . reported sighting
a steamer Wednesday sunk or beached
on False Prexque Isle, in Lake Huron
He was unable to make out her name.
but the ship appeared to be of about
3,000 tons with yellow upper works and
ereen hull. The cabins were our of
water and the crew in no danger.
LINE IS NOW BLOCKED
Device Covers 4,000 Miles of the Sys
tern. Insuring Absolute
Chicago. June 21. Officials of the
Burlington railway announce comple
tion of a positive block system over
their main lines, in all 4,0ou miles! The
last sections to be installed were be
tween Kansas City and Council Bluffs,
and on certain lines west of the Mis
souri river. Under the positive block
system of operating trains, sections or
blocks are six to eight miles in length,
and telegraph operators are constantly
on duty. A train cannot enter a block
until that block is reported clear by
the operator. The result is that col
lisions are almost impossible.
OMAHA BANK OFFICER
IS MADE DOG CATCHER
Alfred Millard Announces That His
Policy Will Be One of Kind
ness to Canines.
Omaha, June 21. Alfred Millard,
cashier of one of the largest national
banks in Omaha, was confirmed by the
city council for the office of pound
master and dog catcher. Mr. Millard
is president of the Nebraska Humane
society, and the appointment was of
his own seeking. He said last night:
"I shall so conduct the office that more
respect will attach to it than here
tofore, and the animals will be treated
with more consideration."
Two Killed in Mine.
Calumet. Mich.. June 21. The cabla
attached to an eight-ton skip in a shaft
of the Quincy mine broke yesterday.
As the car dropped down the shaft at
a tremendous speed it killed Olaf Picti
kann and Matt Lasi, who were working
at the C2nd level.
Court of Honor Delegates.
Springfield, 111., June 21. The su
preme directors of the Court of Honor
elected Taylor Frier of Louisiana, Mo.,
president of the board, and .1. L. Mc
Cord of Danville delegates to the na
tional fraternal congress to be held in
Montreal Aug. 2.
KAUFMANN TO JAIL
Threaten to Dynamite Home of
Sioux Falls Servant Beat
er if Allowed Liberty.
Sioux Falls, S. D., June 21. One
hundred women, among the most prom
inent of this city's socially elect, decid
ed to take justice into their own hands
and send Mrs. Emma Kaufmann to jail
for the alleged murder of her young
servant girl, or dynamite the mansion
in which she and her husband, a mil
lionaire brewer, live. The result was
that Mrs. Kaufmann went to jail.
The Kaufmann home is still standing
and its mistress is likely to remain in
a cell for some time, as she and her
husband have decided that it is the saf
est place for her for the present.
City In nn I'nronr.
All Sioux Falls is in an uproar over
the affair. Mobs stormed the court
house yesterday, threatening to lynch
Mrs. Kaufmann. The death of the 17-year-old
servant girl, Agnes Polreis,
June 1. followed by the exhuming of
the body, the discovery of 45wounds on
it, evidence seeming to show that Mrs.
Kaufmann had beaten her most severe
ly, and the accusation of the girl's em
ployer caused a sensation.
But when, instead of being sent to
jail, the millionaire's wife was permit
ted to stay at her home "in custody of
the sheriff" while the preliminary hear
ing dragged on, popular indignation
grew until the storm broke today. The
meeting of the hundred women and the
threats to lynch Mrs. Kaufmann were
The situation gie ,r so grave that the
authorities bestlml themselves,
brought the hearings to a hasty end,
and sent Mrs. Kaufmann to jail, form
ally charged with murder. She will be
tried in November. i
sion Places Blame for
UPON THE OFFICERS
Demands Punishment of Guilty
Trepoff to be Pre
mier? St. Petersburg. June 21. The par
liamentary commission sent to Blalj
stok to investigate and report upon the
recent massacre of Jews there has re
turned to St. Petersburg and it prob
ably will present its report at today'
session of the house. The commission
possesses a mass of testimony, on
which parliament will be asked to In
sist upon the immediate prosecution of
subordinate police and military officers
who are found to be guilty of direct or
indirect complicity! in the massacre.
The commissioners declare the attacks
of the mob on Jews could have been
stopped at any stage In the rioting by
energetic Intervention oi! police and
Thin Country Cannot AM.
Washington, Jiuoe 21. President
Roosevelt is receiving many protests
against the outrages on Jews in Rus-
sia, but has decided that he can lake
no action in their behalf. Simon Wolf,
former president of the B'Nai B'Rfth,
had a talk with the president yester
day. He told the executive he was re
ceiving telegrams and letters from all
parts of the country protesting against
the massacres of Jews and urging this
country to take some action in the mat
ter. President Roosevelt expressed sym
pathy with the oppressed people, but
said he was unable to see how the
United States government, in the cir
cumstances, could do anything to stop
TrepofT til Cnlttnel Ifeadf
London. June 21. The Tribune's
correspondent at St. Petersburg asserts
hat Emperor Nicholas is urging Gen
eral Trepoff. to organize a cabinet, and
hat the emperor has summoned M.
Pobiedonostseff. former procurator of
he holy synod, to an audit nee at Peter-
A dispatch from Riazan to the same
paper reports that the Ilolchof regi
ment has mutinied and killed several
of their officers.
Mutiny In Kort re.
St. Petersburg. June 21. According
to a dispatch to the Novoe Vremya u
serious mutiny was started yesterday
by a battalion of fortress artillery at
Sebastopol which declined to obey or
ders, whereupon the men were prompt
ly disarmed. Two other battalions then
mutinied and took possession of the
guns, but on the appearance of several
loyal regiments of infantry, the mu
tineers abandoned the idea of fighting
and returned to the barracks.
MEDICAL COURSE IN
Resolution of Board of Health Increas
es the Qualifications of
Chicago. June 21. The Illinois board
of health has adopted a resolution re
quiring all applicants for entry to med
ical colleges to have completed a nine
months' course in chemistry, biology,
physics, and languages in addition to
the regular grammar and high school
courses. This lengthens the medical
course a full year. The resolution he
comes effective Jan. 1, 1910.
Nominates Army Surgeons.
Washington, June 21. The presi
dent today sent the senate the follow
Assistant surgeons in the army with
rank of first lieutenant Mathew Aa
ron Reesener, Illinois; Louis Hedven
Hanson, Wisconsin; Lucius L. Hope
Try to Kill Moor Pretender.
Melilla, June 21. Adherents of the
Sultan of Morocco Tuesday night un
successfully attempted to assassinate
Bu ilamara, the pretender, while he
was sleeping in his tent. Several of
the pretender's guards were killed and
others were wounded.
"Lord" Barrlngton Must Hang.
Jefferson City, Mo.. June 21. The
supreme court en banc has overruled
the motion for a rehearing filed by
counsel for "Lord" Frederick Seymour
Barrlngton, sentenced to be banged at
Clayton June 29 for the murder of
James P. McCann.
The Dewey at 8ingapor.
Singapore, June 21. The drydoek
Dewey arrived here today.