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VOL. LV. XO. 244.
THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, JULY 28, 1900. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
NOT WANTED MAN
CULLOM STIRRED JO!!
PEACE IN IOWA? CRIME LESS
KILLED BY A
Party Under Arrest at Poughkeep-
Lieutenants Wrought Up Into
Important Conference on Be
tween Cummins and Anti
sie Proves to be Fritz Con
stantino, a Brother.
Small Panic Over Outlook.
Lieutenant England, of
Capture and Escape
DEFEAT THE GUARD
Several Other Clashes Between
People and Troops Take
Warsaw, July 2S. A passenger train
carrying government money and guard
ed by a detachment of soldiers and
gendarmes was attacked today between
Czenstochowae and Herby by a numer
ous and well armed band. Lively fir
ing ensued, during which two gend
armes, four soldiers and two civil em
ployes were killed and others wounded.
The attacking party carried off $80,000
and the arms of the defenders of the
Later details say the attacking par
ty consisted of 10 revolutionists. They
escaped with $S0,000 instead of $S,000.
Dlatrict 1b Kerment.
The countryside is said to be. in a
ferment sympathizing with guerilla
bands. The small force of troops op
erating in the district will be reinforc
ed. Agitators are making capital over
recent incidents. They affirm that it
will be difficult for the provincial ad
ministration to detach . enough troops
from the cities and towns to make a
net large enough to catch the maraud
Communication Cut OfT.
St. Petersburg. July 28. The switch
board of the central telegraph station
in St. Petersburg burned out today, de
stroying all communication with the
While there is a suspicion that the
"accident" was arranged by the revo
lutionists, no evidence to support it can
be fivund: Cable -communication
abroad is not affected.
nlark Hundred Active.
Kazon. Russia. July 2S. Black hun
dreds here are terrorizing Jews with
threats of an uprising. Many houses
have been marked with crosses and
Jews are seeking safety in flight.
Clanh With IVnxnntM.
Proskuroff. Russia. July 28. Near
the village of Cheroipoff a detachment
of dragoons sent to arrest two agita
tors were met by a crowd of peasants
armed with scythes, rakes and pitch
forks. In the fighting which followed
five of the peasants were killed and 12
dragoons wounded, three fatally.
LEAD TO CHARGES
Grand Jury Indicts Three Corporations,
Including One Big Railway
New York. July 28. Three corpora
tions have been indicted by the federal
grand jury as a result of its investiga
tion of charges of rebating in connec
tion with the American Sugar Refining
company. It is said that one of the
Lig transportation companies is Includ
ed in the list, but United States Dis
trict Attorney Stimson declines to
make the names of the indicted com
panies public at this time.
START 8-HOUR PROSECUTIONS
Authorities Move Against Concerns
Doing Government Work.
Washington. July 28. The first pros
ecutions in the District of Columbia for
violation of the 8-hour law on govern
ment work were begun here yesterday
Tfhen United States Attorney Baker
filed in the police court three informa
tions against the Penn Bridge com
pany and two against the District Con
struction company. The penalty for
conviction is a fine of $1,060 of six
months' imprisonment, or both, in the
discretion of the court. The cases will
come up for hearing Monday.
AGAIN CHAMPION SCULLER
George Towns Easily Defeats James
Steanburton in Race.
Sidney, N. S.. July 28. George
Towns today won back the title of
world's champion sculler and also won
$2,500 by defeating James Steanburton
on the Paramatta river course of three
miles and 630 yards. Towns won by
Spiritualists Open Camp.
Clinton, Iowa, July 28. The annual
camp meeeting of the Mississippi Val
ley Spiritualist association opened here
yesterday with visitors from many
IS RELEASED FROM CUSTODY
Acquaintance of Criminal Taken to
Cell and Establishes Iden
tity. Poughkeepsie, N. Y., July 28. Fritz
Constantine, who has been held eight
days suspected of knowing something
of the death of Mrs. Arthur'W. Gentry,
who was murdered in Chicago last
January, was released from prison to
day. George Scott of Chicago, who
was intimately acquainted with the
murderer, saw Constantine in jail to
day and declared he was not the per
son wanted in Chicago.
Chicago. July 28. The man under
arrest in Poughkeepsie. N. Y.. for the
murder of Mrs. Arthur W. Gentry in
Chicago Jan. C, probably will be re
leased. The husband ef the murdered
woman, after seeing the prisoner three
times yesterday, declare 1 he was not
the one who committed the crime.
George A. Scott, who lived ia the Gen
try flat at the same time as did Frank
Constantine, will arrive in Pough
keepsie this morning, and will return
to Chicago with Mr. Gentry and the
other-' persons sent there by the Chi
cago police force.
Stlckx to Story.
The prisoner sticks to his story that
he is Fritz Constantine, a brother of
he Constantine who is believed to
have murdered Mrs. Gentry. Both men
used the name of Frank J. Constantine,
and mat is the name under which the
prisoner was living when he was ar-
ested at Tivoli last week. He now
serts that Frank J. Constantine is an
ssumed name for him, but the actual
name of the brother, who was in Chica
go. The prisoner says he has used the
ame Frank ever since he served three
ears for burglary in the Elmlra re
ime on Car I.lxt.
Records of the Metropolitan Street
Railway company of New York city
show that Frank J. Constantine was
working there as a conductor on Jan.
C. the day of Mrs. Gentry's murder. His
signature is on file in theoffices of .the
company and the Poughkeepsie prison
er says fellow employes of that time
can prove that he was in New York.
Cloudburst in Italy.
Ancona. Italy, July 28. A cloudburst
has devastated the Camerino region.
The village of Castel St. Angelo suffer
ed most severely. A number of build
ings there fell and the water drowned
Latter Retains. Control of Illi
nois Central After Hard
New York, July 28. Edward il. Har
riman's long and bitter fight to wrest
control of the Illinois Central railroad
from Stuyvesant Fish, Its president,
ended in defeat at a notable meeting
of directors yesterday.
Harriman, who has" been supported
in the contest for control by Charles
A. Peabody, president of the Mutual
Life Insurance company, completely
capitulated. It was asserted that the
Harriman side was able to show con
trol of only about 20 per cent of the
$95,000,000 capital stock.
After the meeting it was announced
that an understanding had been reach
ed whereby all the proxies secured by
the Harriman forces would be turned
over to President Fish.
It also was announced that the three
retiring direetors, Charles M. Beach.
J. T. Harrahan. vice president, and Cor
nelius Vanderbilt, all friendly to Mr.
Fish, would be reelected at the an
nual meeting in October. The vacancy
on the board to fill the place of W. Mor
ton Grinnell also will be filled by a
man friendly to Mr. Fish.
The result of the fight means that
Mr. Fish will control the Illinois Cen
tral for another year at least. It is
doubtful whether Harriman will renew
Yesterday's meeting of the directors
was remarkable also for the fact that
it was attended by Governor Deneen
of Illinois. Under the by-laws of the
company the governor of Illinois is an
ex-officio member of the board, and,
because of the unusual interest in the
present condition of the company. Gov
ernor Deneen made a special trip to
this city to attend the meeting.
It is asserted that Governor Deneen
was a potent influence in the victory of
President Fish. He arrayed his influ
ence and that of his state in active
support of Mr. Fish, and it is believed
his intimations that it would not be to i
the advantage of the property to have!
it pass under the control of the Union!
IN A TARGET PRACTICE
Ball Fired From French Boat
at Range Near Chefoo,
Chefoo, China, July 2S. Lieutenant
Clarence England, navigating officer of
the United States cruiser Chattanooga,
was shot and killed today by a rillu
bullet fired by a member of the crew
of the French armored cruiser, Du
petlt, which was engaged in target
I'roeeeilinic to the IliinRe.
The Chattanooga was proceeding
from the harbor to the target range.
Just outside it was passing the French
squadron, which was anchored near
the American squadron and engaged
in small arms practice. The Chatta
nooga, after several bullets had struck
the side of the ship, signalled to the
Frenchmen to cease firing, but before
this was accomplished England was
wounded in the back.
OLD RIVER PILOT
DEAD AT NEW ALBANY
Captain J. Wesley Connor Was for
Nearly 60 Years on the Mississip
pi and Ohio.
New Albany, Ind., July 28. Captain
J. Wesley Connor, known personally or
by reputation to almost every river
man on the Mississippi. Ohio and their
tributaries, is dead of senility at his
home here. For nearly CO years he
wu steamboat pilot or captain on ihs
Two Florida Negroes Lynched.
Tampa. Fla., July 28. John Black
and Will Reagin. negroes, were lynched
near Fort Gardner last night. They
killed Ed Granger, white, without prov
ocation and were captured. The mob
halted the sheriff and posse and took
possession of the prisoners. Both con
fessed, and were hanged to a tree.
FIGHT WITH FISH
Pacific, controlled by
great effect in forcing
the directors to
JAMES J. HILL TO DIG
A CANAL OF HIS OWN
Railway Magnate Proposes Construc
tion of Waterway from Great
Lakes to Lake Winnipeg.
Washington, July 28. An official re
port issued by the department of com
merce and labor states that James J.
Hill, the head of the Great Northern
and other railroads, has about complet
ed plans for the construction of a canal
to connect the great lakes with Lake
Winnipeg in Canada. He is now con
structing a Canadian railroad, and has
a line of steamers on the Pacific and
boat lines on the great lakes which
can be made of valuable use to such a
canal. The canal as projected will fol
low the chain of small lakes from Lake
Huron northwest through the Lake of
the Woods to Lake Winnipeg and up
the Winnipeg river to the city of that
name, the starting point of the Hill
Canadian system of railroads.
TWO BLACKS DIE ON GALLOWS
One Hanged for Assault and the Other
Snowhill, Md., July 28. John Henry,
colored, was executed yesterday in the
county almshouse grounds for assault
ing a white woman last November. He
confessed his crime. Several hundred
people witnessed the hanging.
Louisville. Ky., July 28. Cornelius
Johnson, a negro, was htnged here yes
terday for the murder, a year ago, of
Conrad Kaiser, a white saloon keeper.
Elcpes; Bids Wife Farewell.
La Crosse, Wis., July 28. Sending
one of his uniformed messengers to
his home with a farewell note to his
wife, J. W. Booth, local manager of
the North American Telegraph office,
alleged to be short several hundred
dollars in his accounts, disappeared.
Simultaneously the wife of, J. H.
Hughes, a hotel employe, vanished, and
the husband of the woman charges she
fled with Booth.
CHARGE YATES WITH A PLOT
ProcedureUnder Primary Law Involved
Issue Statement Claiming
Chicago. 111., July 2S. Cullom lead
ers took fright at thir own shadows
yesterday, stampeded by reports they
themselves had sown to the effect that
the Yates men were industriously
working to elect a friendly legislature
William A. Northcott, field general o
the Cullom forces, came on the jump
from Springfield after sending a hurry
up call for several of the downstate
stalwarts to meet him at the Great
Northern hotel in emergency conclave
The session was long, but spasmodic
The managers, after five hours' talk
agreed that the situation was critical
Then they issued a formal forecast
siaiing mat eigmy counties were sure
for Cullom," while only four were "sure
Started Strle Ilimxelf.
The rumors that scared Mr. North-
cott and his men originated with North
cott himself. They were that many
counties downstate would follow the
example of Cook county and would in
struct voters at the 'primaries to mark
their ballots for "one, two or three
candidates for the general assembly,
instead of for one.. The "one two or
three" scheme is the one for which the
legislative voters' league fought in ord
er that the electors might have a choice
in the picking of the assemblymen.
Have lint On Candidate.
In many counties where the Cullom
men are in control only one Republican
candidate for the house had filed the
petition necessary to get on the bal
lots. In Yates' counties in the same
district several candidates are up, and
if the followers of the former governor
vote for two or three candidates and
the senatorial convention abides by the
results the Cullom men are likely to get
the short end of it in the district.
That is the meat off the story as orig
inally put out by Ndrthcott, but in the
course of two days travel from tongue
to tongue it took oa so many embollish-
nients and frills thiif. the former lieu
tenant governor himself became af
frighted by its growing proportions. He
called Senator Corbus P. Gardner of
Mendota,- Collector John Ames, Mar
shal Charles P. Hitcty and Naval officer
T. N. .Tamieson to a council of war, and
for five hours they j debated schemes
for combating the Yates "plot." as it
was termed in room E 31 at the Great
lilt On No I'Inn.
When they dispersed they had arriv
ed at no plan. Before adjournment,
however, they resolved themselves into
a board of soothsayers, and a forecast
was given out by Northcott, Ames, Ja
mieson, Hitch and the minor prophets.
Only the following counties were
conceded to Yates: Calhoun, Carroll,
Grundy, Kankakee. .
These were held tloubtful: Green,
Pope, Stephenson, Jq Daviess, -Macon
pin, Wayne, Edwards. Mason, White
Franklin, Schuyler, Winnebago, Law
rence, Wabash, Alexander,
Cass, Fulton. -;
Aniline Ynten tradrrN.
The forecast was', received
great glee at Yates- headquarters in
Room J 34 of the - Great Northern.
When it was read tohe managers they
howled with laughten.
GRAIN WAR AT END
Western Roads Reach Agreement
on Rates iri Effect
FLURRY WAS BRIEF ONE
Caused by Cut of Chicago Great West
ern and the; Wabash
Chicago, July 2S. The war on grain
rates from Missouri driver points to
Chicago will come to an end Aug. 10.
This decision was reached at a confer
ence at which every road running west
of Chicago was represented.
The tariff cut, which for 24 houri
gave promise of serious consequences.
was precipitated by the Chicago an-t
Great Western's quotation of a propor
tional rate of eight and seven cents on
wheat and coarse grains from the Mis
souri river to Chicago and the action of
the Wabash in putting a through rate
of 18 cents on grain from the Missou
ri river to the sea board.
Meet Great AVntrrn.
The conferees agreed that all west
ern roads should meet the Great West
ern rates, the tariff to expire Aug. 10,
when rates are to reach their normal
condition. The Great Western agreed
also to abandon the 8 cents rate on
Arrives on Steamer Amer
ica From Eu
BUT REFUSES TO TALK
No Attempt to Serve Papers of
Any Sort on
New York. July 28. John D. Rocke
feller was a passenger on board the
steamer America which arrived from
No attempts were made to serve any-
legal papers ci Rockefeller in connec
tion with the legal proceedings against
him at Findlay. Ohio; when he left the
America at Hoboken.
KefuMfM to Tn Ik.
Rockefeller greeted a grouji of news
paper men with a smile, but in reply to
questions, said he had nothing to say
about the Fidlay matter nor whether
there is any truth in the report he has
taken no active part in the affairs of
the Standard Oil company for 12 years.
IN RHODE ISLAND
Sheriff Under Orders From Governor
Making a Series of
Providence. July 2S. One of the
most extensive crusades against gam
bling ever undertaken in this state is
n progress under the direction of the
sheriffs, who are following out instruc
tions from Governor I'tter, it is said.
Raids have already been made at sev
eral points. The activity of the author
ities is causing a general exodus of
promoters of gambling froni the state.
DUELIST BADLY WOUNDED
Captain in Spanish Army Probably Fa
Madrid. July 2S. Captain Castelo of
the artillery, son of General Casielo,
was probably mortally wounded in a
duel with swords fought yesterday with
Senor Arroyo. The latter fled.
MILLIONS FOR CHARITY AFTER ALL
flour from the Missouri rivtjr to Chica
go the same day.
BIG CROWDS AT MUSIC FEST
Milwaukee Llederkranz Wins an En
core with "Jubilate."
St. Paul. July 2S. There was a large
attendance yesterday afternoon at the
saengerfest "gala matinee." The direc
tor of the St. Paul Choral club, which
did the bulk or the chorus work, was
G. H. Fairclough. and Frank Danz, Jf.,
directed the orchestra. The Milwau
kee Liederkranz, with Charles Orth as
director, was given a hearty greeting.
The society sang "Jubikrte," a Swedish
vesper chorus, with such telling effect
that the rule of the fest was overstep
ped, and "Dixie" was given as an en
core. Last evening's concert was the
first "Bundeskonzert" of the fest. An
audience of greater proportions than
that of the opening night filled the au
ditorium. Theodore Kelbe directed the
$1,000,000 TO HELP HOSPITAL
Charles Ferguson, Mine Owner, Leaves
Entire Estate to Charity.
Philadelphia, July 28. Under the pro
visions of the will of Charles Fergu
son, coal operator and mine owner, who
died on July 10, an estate amounting to
more than $1,000,000 will eventually go
to the Presbyterian hospital of this
city and the American and New Eng
land Anti-Vivisection societies.
Closes Sterling Bridge Case.
Sterling. 111., July 2S. Judge Graves,
in the Whiteside county circuit court
yesterday gave judgment against the
county for $36,000 In the Sterling
Means End of Guillotine. '
Paris, July 28. The budget commit
tee in taking up the estimates for 1907
today struck out the salary of M. Dle
bler, Jr., public executioner, foreshad
owing the disappearance of the guillo
tine. Crude Oi Cheaper.
Pittsburg, July 28. The Standard
Oil company today reduced the higher
grades cf crude petroleum C cents and
other grades 2 cents. . -
PRESTIGE OF PARTY AT STAKE
May Decide to Give Present Governor
Third Term, He to Yield
Des Moines, July 2S. The decision
reached at a conference of anti-Cum
mins leaders here tdVlay is expected to
determine whether the state conven
tion Wednesday is a battle to the finish
within the party or a harmonious gath
ering with hatchets checked at the
door. J. W. Blythe is a prominent fig
ure in the meeting, and it is hoped that
a definite plan of action will be agreed
There are two distinct bodies within
the anti-Cummins faction. One
ready to allow Governor Cummins to
take peaceable possession of a thin
term momination for governor. The
other is for war to the end, even if that
end be a divided party and two repub
lican state tickets in the field. George
D. Perkins is understood to be aligned
with those who want to fight out all of
the contests over delegates, and there
are 3S2 delegates involved In this is
l'ear HeMultrt ef Split.
Many of the stand patters, it is said,
are opposed to going the length advis
ed by Manager Ed Hunter of the antl
Cummins faction. They do not wish
to cause a split in the party like that
in Wisconsin even to defeat Cummins
for governor, and would dislike to see
a campaign conducted on radical lines
1 If the convention is split it Is be
lieved that the Cummins faction will
take the brakes off and adopt the most
radical anfl drastic resolutions relative
to the corporations. 2-cent faros, passes.
the primary law, etc. In such a fight
there would be a chance that the re
publicans would lose control of the leg
islature, and th next assembly must
elect a United States senator. The
prediction also is made freely that a
half dozen candidates for congress will
have great difficulty in securing re
election if there is a divided party.
May Have Other OffireK.
On the other hand, by conceding
Cummins' nomination and participating
in a harmonious convention the stand
patters ma,v nominate most of the oth
er candidates for state offices and have
some influence as to the platform dec
larations. Attempt at Suicide Fails.
Clinton, Iowa. July 2S. Irene Har
vey, aged 17. a stenographer, drank
two ounces of chloroform while de
spondent yesterday, but will recover.
Russell Sage Knew Wife Would
Give Money Away Is
New ork, July 2S. Mrs. Russell
Sage, in her 77th year, faces the most
stupendous task ever allotted to a wo
man of her age, the distribution of
By his will Russell Sage left practi
cally all the money his life had been
conseeratad to amassing to his widow,
"to have and to hold, absolutely and
forever." By doing so he left it to
charity, for the remaining years of Mrs.
Sage's life will be devoted to the reali
zation of charitable dreams which long
have occupied her thoughts.
MakeN N Statement.
Mrs. Sage would not make any state
ment herself today as to what would
be done with this immense fortune
which she has to handle, but Dr. J.
Carl Schmuck, who has been her physi
cian and close friend for 18 years,
made the statement it would be dis
tributed by Mrs. Sage among various
charities. Dr. Schmuck was at the
Sage residence at Iawrence last
Wife IIIm Medium for Charity.
"In leaving his fortune to Mrs. Sage"
Dr. Schmuck said, "Mr. Sage has left
it to charity. She will distribute it.
What could she do but give it away?
How sould a woman of her advanced
years spend a thousandth part of it
"Mr. Sage knew his wife had made
a study of philanthropy and that she
knew much more than he did about it.
He knew in leaving It to her she would
take advantage of this study and dis
tribute his fortune widely. Despite the
impression the will may have given the
fortune has been left to charity. I do
not know Mrs. Sage's exact plans, but
that she certainly has some plans I do
"Her gifts will be along broad lines,
as she is deeply Interested in educa
tional work, in various forms of char
itable enterprises, in roldiers and sail
ors, in Young Men's Christian associa
tions, and in hospitals. That is all I
can say to indicate what will become
of the fortune."
Governor Folk Tells Peo
ple of Wisconsin at
IMPROVES 40 PERCENT
Heads Movement to Elect U. S.
Senators by Direct
Madison, Wis.. July 2S. Governor
Folk of Missouri, who spoke at Monona
Lake assembly this afternoon, criticis
ed the non-enforcement of Sunday laws
in Wisconsin. He said the enforce
ment of the Sunday closing law in Mis
souri reduced Sunday crime 40 per
cent, improved the condition of work
ing men and business generally.
Should Klevt Direct.
He emphasized his belief that United
States senators should be elected bv
popular vote, and said he had appointed
a delegation in Missouri to meet at
Des Moines with others to start a move
ment to amend the constitution to that
HAY ASK WRIT
FOR MRS. McKINNEY
Said That Her Attorney Will Apply
for Habeas Corpus Writ Question
of Judges Puzzling.
It is understood that the attorneys
for Mrs. Mary L. McKinney, now at
the Watertown hospital, have not aban
doned the fight for her freedom, and
propose to start habeas corpus proceeding;-..
The object iz to rid her of
the criminal charges against her. Her
attorneys ins-i.-t that Mr. McKinney Is
satisfied to have her remain at the Wa-
ertown asylum, but it is known that
George A. Cook is not satisfied as to
he legal control of Stella Grady. He
contends tliat as t he ,iil wa to work
for wages, the legal control w?.s not
with Mr. an.l Mrs. McKinnev. and thi
would nullify t lip indictment.
The quest inn of who mto apply to is
hard to solve, a.? Graves, the trial judge
and Judge Gett and Judge Ramsay
were all witnesses, and naturally
would hesitate to issue such a writ.
The Peoria judges are associates ot
Judge Green, who committed Mrs. Mc
Kinney, and th,c supremo court Is not
aking kindly to this form of proceed
ing. nere to institute tne action Is
TRAIN IS WRECKED
Another Accident Interrupts Fast Ser
vice on Pennsylvania No One
Pittsburg. July 28. The Pennsylva
nia is-hour New York and Chicago fly
er, west bound train, dashed Into a
freight wreck that blocked all four
tracks of the system west of Blairs
ville, about midnight.
The engine left the tracks, but all
the cars remained on the rails and no
one was injured. .
RAILWAY MAIL MEN OFFICERS
George E. Lowe of Cedar Rapids Pres
ident of Sixth Division.
Council Bluffs, Iowa, July 28. The
sixth division of the National Railway
Mail association, which lnclud Illi
nois, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota
and Wyoming, -met here yesterday.
These officers were elected:
President George K. Ixiwe, Cedar
Vice President C. H. Erwin, Omaha.
Secretary C. R. Long, Council Bluffn,
Delegates to the National Convention
in Chicago. Oor. 2 William Monahan.
Lincoln, Neb.; J. A. Miller, Council
Bluffs; Frank Hendricks, Spencer,
Iowa; W. Ingalls, Dubuque, Iowa; A.
G. Cross. Centralia, 11.; Charles IT.
Pratz. Bloomlngton. 111.
Alternates E. E. Hoffman, Omaha;
William Hall. Sioux City, Iowa; R. La
Fountaine, Cheyenne, Wyo.
Peoria. III., was selected as th next
place of meeting.
406 Pound Boy's Heart Fails.
Areola, 111., Jub' 28. Provie Henry,
known throughout this section as "tho
Atwood fat boy," Is dead. He was U
years of age and welgLed 40G pound
His waist measurement was 73 inches
His parents are under the usual nl7.
as his father weighs but 145 pound
His death was due to fatty degenera
tion of the heart.