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Fair and continued cold tonight and
Wednesday. Minimum temperature to
night, zero. Temperature at 7 a. m.
5 above; at 3:30 p. m 20.
J. M. SH ERIE R, Observer.
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VOL. 1,1V. NO. 102.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1903.
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HAS REFORM IDEAS
Roosevelt's Speech Last Even
ing Largely Devoted to
the Race Question.
New York, Feb. 14. Early this
morning a man who called himself Wil
liam Waldorf Jackson, Jr.. of Iowell.
Mass., called at the home of Douglas
Hob in hod. in Madison avenue, where
President Roosevelt stopped for the
night and asked to have his card sent
to the president.
Secret service men and policemen
informed the man the president had
not arisen and asked him to call again.
lit? wus not arrested but went to a
hotel. Jackson said he wished to con
f r with the president as to reforms
in government. His movements are be
ronirii Illicit Aicaln.
Jackson who is an old man. returned
to the Robinson home the second time
in about an hour. He went to the
basement door and addressed a detec
tive who stood there.
"Are you the president?" he asked.
"Yes, sir. (Jood morning to you,"
replied the detective.
"Well, do you know, I am William
Waldorf Jackson. Jr., and I am very
anxious to speak with you?'
The detective told Jackson he was
very busy and would prefer him to
rali tomorrow, whereupon Jackson re
turned Ut the sidewalk and after ex
pressing disappointment to those
landing near, walked away.
I'rrHlilrnt A riMf l.ntr.
The president rose rather late today,
l ad a few visitors during the forenoon.
His plans for the day included lunch
at the I'niversity club at noon and a
liiet afternoon with friends at the res
idence of Douglas Robinson, his brother-!
u law. About C he will leave for
"Little Hungary, where a banquet at
the Hungarian club will be held.
la "Sol llanicrroiiM.
Lowell. Mass.. Feb. 14. William
Waldorf Jackson. Jr.. is well known
here, where he has resided for many
j ears. He is regarded as eccentric but
in no respect a dangerous person.
llnn for I'rntrrlloo.
New York. Feb. 14. lrecautIons of
;in extraordinary character have been
planned by the idice department for
the protection of President Roosevelt
when he visits the cosmopolitan east
side tonight to attend a dinner given
by the Hungarian republican club.
While the authorities believe the
chief will be perfectly safe they real
ize, many fanatics are to be found
sitiiottg the foreign lorn residents of
that crowded pection. The district
will be practically under martial law
after 6 p. ni.
Una lluajr Kf-alllt.
New York. Feb. 14. President
Roosevelt put in a number of "crowd-
d" hours here yesterday. At the Re
publican club house the president
shook hands with between 100 and 5'0
nblo-bodied men of the party to which
he belonged, and semed to recognize
personally the majority of those whoso
hands he grasped.
Former Gov. Renjamin Odell, EHhu
Root, Edward lauterbach, Frank Piatt,
i?'th Low. Nicholas Murray Butler
Congressman Littauer and 'scores of
others with whom the president was
intimately associated in the last dec
ade, were there to pay their respects
iind all of them followed him later to
the Waldorf-Astoria, where the Lincoln
day dinner of the Republican club was
At the Frraa lb.
The speech of the president was fre
qumtly punctuated by applause an 1
wlun he concluded was given a perfec
ovation. Immediately afterward he
left the banquet hall and was ushereJ
into a carriage and hurried to the New
Astor. where he was the guest of honor
.f the New York Press club, which
last night gave its annual banquet.
Tlure the president found himself
amongst old friends and the attitude
of restraint was quickly thrown off.
The president was given an enthusi
astic reception when he arrived at the
New- AstoT. where the President Club
of New York was waiting for h'.m. He
Mayed only half an hour.
Hi speech was devoted to a discus
t-ion of natitHial honesty and contained
a strong argument for an increased
navy. As he recited the arjrumeats fa
the nation baying a navy that wouli
compel all others to respect it. someone
$& an oascur table interrupted bira
TO SEE THE
AT NEW YORK
CAUGHT Oil COAST
Is Angeles. Cal., Feb. 14. Owen
Kelly, the wholesale grocery capitalist
of Philadelphia, who is wanted by the
police of that city, has been arrested
here. Kelly admitted he was the man
with "You still believe in the big
4iiv-n Hrunon fur It.
"Why should I not?" said the presi
dent. "This nation is entitled to have
a navy that will secure the respect of
all other countries and"by this time
his voice was reaching its highest
pitch ' It will compel it." His utter
ance was greeted with cheers that in
terrupted him for several minutes.
Immediately after the speech the
president was escorted to the home of
Douglas Robinson, his brother-in-law.
on Madison avenue, where he spent
TALKS OF THE LOT OF
BLACK MAN OF THE
SOUTH IN SPEECH
In his address before the Republican
club. President Roosevelt said:
"All good Americans who dwell in
the north must, because thev are aood
Americans, feel the most earnest 1
friendship for their fellow-countrymen '
who dwell in the south,
a friendship j
it is in the;
all the greater because
south that we find in its most acute
phase one of the gravest problems
before our jw-ople: the problem of so
dealing with the man of one color as
to secure him the rights that no one
would grudge him if he were of an
other color. To solve this problem it
is, of course, necessary to educate him
to. perform the duties, a failure to
perform which will render him a curse
to himself and to all around him.
"Most certainly all clear-sighted and
generous men in the north appreciate
the difficulty and perplexity of this
problem, sympathize with the south in
the embarrassment of conditions for
which she is not alone responsible.
feel an honest w ish to help her where
help is practicable, and have the heart-
iest respect for those brave and ear
nest nun of the south who. in the face
of fearful difficulties, are doing all
that men can do for the betterment
alike of white and of black. The atti
tude of the north toward the negro is
far from what it should be and there
is need that the north also should act
in gtxwl faith upon the principle of giv
ing to each man what is justly due
him. of treating him on his worth as a
man. granting him no sjiecial favors,
but denying him no proper opportunity
for lalor and the reward of labor.
But the peculiar circumstances of the
south render the problem there far
greater and far more acute.
Solution In MKht.
"Neither I nor any other man can
say that any given way of approaching
that problem will present in our time
even an approximately perfect solu
tion at all unless we approach it with
the effort to do fair and equal justice
among all men: and to demand from
them in return just and fair treatment
for others. Our effort should be to se
cure to each man. whatever his color,
equality of opportunity, equality of
treatment before the law. As a people
striving to shape our actions in ac
cordance with the great law of right
eousness we can not afford to taki
part in or be indifferent to the oppres
sion or maltreatment of any man who.
against crushing disadvantages, has
by his own industry, energy, self-re
spect. and perseverance struggled up
ward to a position which would en
title him to the respect of his fellows,
if only his skin were of a different
"Every generous impulse in us re
volts at the thought of thrusting down
instead of helping up such a man. To
ieny any man the fair treatment grant
ed to others no better than he is to
commit a wrong upon him a wrong
sure to react in the long run upon
those guilty of such denial. The only
safe principle upon which Americana
?an act is that of "all men up." not
that of "some men down." If in anr
community the level of intelligence,
morality, and thrift among the colored
men can be raised, it is. humanlv
speaking, sure that the same level
among the whites will be raised to an
even higher degree: and it is no less
sure that the debasement of the blacks
will in th end carry with ir an at
tendant debasement of the whites.
Mat Atljaat Hrtalloi.
"The problem is so to adjust the
relations between two races of differ-
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Feb. 14. A se
rious coal famine is imminent in this
city. Dealers have no hard coal and
very little soft. Many industries must
close soon, unless fuel arrives.
Marshalltown, Iowa, Feb. 14. The
public schools have closed on account
of the coal famine.
Bank President to Grand Jury.
St. Paul, Minn.. Feb. 14. Thomas B
Clement, president of the defunct Na
tional bank of Faribault, was held to
the federal grand jury.
SHOTS IN COURT
Florida Trial Winds Up in General
Exchange of Cold
COMPLAINANT ALONE KILLED
With Mother Had Started the Fracas
Several Are Injur
ed. Jacksonville, Fla., Feb. 14. May
Brown, a well-known girl of this city,
was killed and her mother and Police
man Cahoon were seriously shot in
Judge Trave's court room yesterday.
Miss Brown was in love, it is alleged,
with Owen Loadholtz, a laundry owner.
Last month she created a sensation by
going into his office and attempting to
commit suicide by shooting. She re-
covered, and yesterday had Loadholtz
arrested on the charge of paternity.
The case was continued.
After this was announced Miss Brown
and her mother drew revolvers and be
gan shooting at the laundryman. Po
liceman Cahoon interfered and was
shot twice by the woman. Then Load
holtz pulled a revolver and killed the
girl outright, the ball entering her
Is Shot Tm !.
Mrs. Brown was shot twice and may
uie. ioaunoitz also snot a stenogra
pher in the room, but she was not seri
i ousiy wounded. Mrs. Freeman, a wit
ness, was also shot in the cheek and
arm. but will recover. Joe E. Brown,
brother of the girl, participated in the
shooting. Ixiadholtz was arrested and
is in jail.
MRS. EDWARDS IS
COMPOSED FOR END
Unless Authorities Interfere Woman
Will Be Executed With
Reading, Pa., Feb. 11. Mrs. Kate
Edwards was today more composed
than at any time in two weeks and it
is believed she is nerving herself for
her execution Thursday. Sheriff Sas
sanian has made every preparation for
the execution and in the event of an
unfavorable decision from Harrisburg
the erection of a scaffold will be com
menced. Mrs. Edwards and Greason
will be hanged at the same time. Mrs.
Edwards has given up all hope, and
has selected the text for the funeral
sermon and the hymns to be rendered.
HEAD CONSUL OF W.
0. W. PASSES AWAY
Ijos. Angeles. Cal.. Feb. 14. F. A.
Falkenburg, head consul of the Wood
ment of the World, died here today af
ter a long illness.
Glittering Array of State
London. Feb. 14. Parliament was;
opened this afternoon by King Edward
with all the historic pageantry which
has marked the ceremony since his ac
cession. The sovereign himself read the
speech from the throne. The docu
ment w as commonplace. The only ref
erence to the Russo-Japanese war
which the king said "unhappily contin
ues" was the announcement that "my
government has been careful to ob
serve in strictest manner the obliga
tions incumbent upon a neutral pow
er." The lengthiest paragraph, devoted
to the Balkans, says the situation is
such as to give cause for anxiety.
PrvbaUr Uwt Sniom.
More than usual interest attaches
to today's opening of parliament as
the belief is practically universal that
Replies to Hearst Charge
in the House of Rep
resentatives. ADMITS INDICTMENT
Statement is Applauded Sena
tors to Give Light on
Washington, Feb. 14. In the house
today Sullivan of Massachusetts admit
ted his father and himself were cou
victed in 1SS." of manslaughter. Sul
livan explained that while his father
was conducting a licensed hotel in
Boston he w as attacked, by a drunken
man. Sullivan, who was men i years
old, went to the rescue of his father.
The man was knocked down, and
struck his head against a curbstone,
and never recovered. His father was
sentenced to three years imprison
ment. Sullivan was held to be only
technically guilty and was neither im
prisoned nor fined.
Sullivan received loud applause from
both sides of the chamber when he
declared that under similar circum
stances if his father were alive ne
would go to his defense. He took his
seat amid renewed applause.
Washington, Feb. 14. Senators
Spooner and Lodge are preparing a
statement which is expected to be com
pleted Wednesday explaining the pre
cise attitude of the senate toward the
general proposition of maintaining the
world's peace, and arbitration treaties
which were amended Saturday. They
have consulted a number of senators
and will represent their views.
The statement is made that Sixtoner
and Lodge will handle the matter in
such a manner r.s to fully explain the
senate's position, and at the same time
not to give an additional affront to the
A number of senators believe some
statement should be given regarding
the recent differences arising between
the president and the senate on consti
tutional points. Senators Spooner and
Lodge were assigned the task of pre
paring a composite statement which
will represent the views of themselves
ami such of their associates as they
think the public utterance of is nec
essary. JUDGE SWAYNE BOUGHT
NO RAILROAD TICKETS
Conductor Testifies Before Senate
That He Always Rode on a
Washington, Feb. 14. Nine resi
dents of Pensacola, Fla., including sub
ordinate officials of the district court.
leading lawyers and boarding house
keepers testified in the" Swayne im
peachment trial yesterday with a view
of establishing the charge of non-resi
dence raised against Judge Swayne.
Three witnesses were examined with
a view to establishing the charge that
the judge had padded the expense ac
counts. A ticket seller for the "Louisville &
Nashville railroad at Pensacola, who
held the position for 23 years, sai l
he had no knowledge of ever having
sold Judge Swayne a railroad ticket,
although he knew the judge weil.
A passenger conductor for the same
line declared the judge rode on a pass.
ATTENDS OPENING OF PARLIAMENT
Robes and Imposing Assemblage of Notables in the
Probably Last Session of Present Regime.
is will be the last session of the pres
ent parliament. Even should the gov
ernment escape defeat it is thought
Premier Balfour will voluntarily dis
solve parliament in the autumn and
take the opinion of the country on the
fiscal and other questions now agitat
ing the electorale.
Good weather favored today's page
ant. Big crowds were about at an
early hour warching the assembly of
troops, which lined "the brief route
from Buckingham palacs to the house
of lords. The house a usual was
shown in the time honored search of
the vaults beneath the house of par
liament by Yoeman of the guard with
their lanterns and halberds. Between
this ceremony and the appearance of
the royal procession a constant stream
of carriages containing'peers and peer
Chicago, Reb. 14. Temperatures
throughout the greater portion of the
area which was yesterday suffering
from bitter cold, have moderated con
siderably. A cold wave is today pre
ailing in the eastern and southern
states and these sections are exper
iencing the most severe weather of
the season. In the west the mercury
has risen anywhere from " to r.o de
grees in the last 12 hours. Snow is
falling in Chicago, at times assuming
a blizzard nature. .Railroad traffic Is
yet considerably interfered with.
Omaha. Feb. 14. A blizzard is rad
ing in northern Nebraska extending to
the western part of the state. Pas
senger trains are delayed and freight
Chicago Hotel Damaged by Early
Blaze to the Extent of
HUNDRED FIFTY GUESTS FLEE
Possible Loss of Life in Burning Mine
in Alabama Other
Chicago, Feb. 14. Fire partly de
stroyed the Brevoort House, early to
day, causing a loss of lion.ouo, ami
forcing liiu guests to make a hurried
departure. Three firemen were injur
ed, one severely. None of the guests,
who were nearly all from western
states, was hurt.
Louis W. Weil, a salesman of a New
York jewelry firm reported to the po
lice that $lo,ono worth of jewels had
disappeared from his room.
liliixt- nt hifimo.
Chicago, Feb. 14. Fire last night
destroyed the buildings i:;: to i:j'
South Clinton street, occupied by a
number of small manufacturing con
cerns. These included VMd ridge
Laundry Machinery company, Wilson
Paper company ami the National
Stamping & Electrical company. The
total loss aggregates $200,000, partly
covered by insurance.
Mhv He I .on of l.lfe.
Birmingham, Ala., Feb. 14. Fire
which broke out in the Belle Snmyer
coal mines, the property of the Ten
nessee Coal & Iron company, yesterday
is stili blazing and despite the reports
that not many of two hundred men
employed were in the shafts at the
time, hundreds of men. women and
children are assembled at the mouth of
the shafts and claim to know of many
missing. Only meagre details are ob
tainable at this time.
A REVENUE OFFICER FIRED
James M. Sammis of Northern District
of Iowa Loses Head.
Washington, Feb. 1 1 James U.
Sammis. internal revenue collector for
the northern district of Iowa, has been
requested to resign. It is stated at the
treasury department that the basis for
the request is the fact that Sammis
permitted one of his deputies to divide
his salary contrary to law with Sam
mis' brother, who was also a deputy.
SENATE SITS DOWN
ON WOMAN SUFFRAGE
Topeka, Kans., Feb. 1 1 The hill
giving women the right to vote for
presidential electors was killed by the
esses in their robes of state and offi
cials in brilliant uniforms enlivened
somewhat the tedious wait.
The royal processions were the same
as last year. When the sovereigns is
sued from the gates of the palace they
were greeted with a great hurst of en
thusiasm which quickly spread th
whole length of the processional road.
Yachts Burn at New York.
New York. Feb. 14 Frederick
Bourn's fine steam yachts, the Dela
ware and the Colona. valued at half a
million dollars, were burned to the
water's edge at their moorings at the
foot of Sixteenth street, Hoboken, last
night, and only the activity of Failors
and marines from the old training
frigate Portsmouth saved several other
yachts from destruction.
ON THE FIEL
WILL VISIT HERE
l.ondon. Feb. 14. The date of the
visit to American waters of the squad
ron of British warships commanded by
Rear Admiral Prince Louis of Batten
berg, has been definitely fixed for Oc
tober. It will comprise a short stay
at Newport, New York and Annaiolis.
OREGON PUBLIC MEN
Senator Mitchell Again Accused Along
With Oothers of Prom
inence. Portland. Ore.. Feb. 14. The United
States grand jury late last evening re
turned indictments against Tinted
States Senator Mitchell. Congressman
Williamson and Ringer Hermann. It
is alleged that they with others con
spired to create the Blue Mountain for
est reserve in Oregon, contrary to law.
and with having conspired to obtain
public lands situated in several states
to the value of $::.ouo,ooo. The grand
jury also indicted former Tinted States
District Attorney .1. II. Hall, Private
Detective H. P. Ford, former Mayor
II. L. Rees. Deputy Sheriff John Cor
dano. A. P. Caylor. a grain broker, and
Fred Simpson, a saloonkeeper, on the
charge that they conspired to defrau 1
the ends of justice by attacking the
reputation of United States Disric At
FOUR SCORE DROWN
WHEN SHIPS CRASH
Fog Cause of Fearful Loss of
Life in Harbor of Kobe,
London. Feb. 14. A dispatch from
Kobe, Japan, states that 7." passenger;
and i: of the crew of the steamer Na
torigawa lost their lives in a collision
with the steamer Osaka in the new
harbor works. The collision occurred
during the dense fog Monday night.
POLISH BISHOP SHOT AT
Attempted Assassination at Buffalo
Fails Through Poor Aim.
RufTalo. X. Y.. Feb. 14. An at
tempt to assassinate Hishop Kaminski,
of the Independent Catholic church
(Polish), was made last night. Two
revolver shots were fired at the bishop
at close range, but he escaped uninjur
ed. The would-be assassin escaped
and no arrest has been made.
A stranger called at Hishop Kamin
ski's house. He asked for the bishop,
who at once went to the door. The
stranger asked for money, and without
waiting for a reply iointed a pistol at
the bishop's head and fired. The bullet
struck the door casing. Hishop Kamin
ski hastily retreated to his study, fol
lowed by the stranger, who fired a sec
ond shot before the revolver was knock
ed from his hand by a servant. The
stranger then ran out of the house and
HABEAS CORPUS FOR TAYLOR
Partner of Alice Webb-Duke Will Get
Out of Jail.
Chicago, Feb. 11. A writ of habeas
corpus for Charles F. Taylor, business
partner of Alice Webb-Ouke. was Is
sued bv Judge diet lain today. Taylor
is alleged to have borrowed $:'.ono
from K. A. Hlount at Nacodoches. Tex ,
on false representations.
REOPEN THE IROQUOIS CASES
State's Attorney Healy Will Endeavor
To Secure Grand Jury Action.
Chicago. Feb. 14. Staff 's Attorney
Healy definitely announced today he
will go before the February grand jury
in an attempt to reopen the prosecu
tions for the Iroquois theatre diater.
LOUBET NOT TO FINISH TERM
President of France Will Resign Be
fore Feb. 16. 1906.
Paris. Feb. 14. President Iub t
wiil resign office before the expiration
of his even year t-rrn, which ends
Feb. IS H"0.
Considering Taylor Case.
New York. Feb. 14 The National
league baseball association met here
today to investigate the reports that
Jack Tayior. the St. Ixmi pitcher, wa
responsible for the loss of a game to
Pitt-bt:r July Z) last.
Russian Report for Year
Says 130,439 Were
OUTSIDE PORT ARTHUR
Markets at St. Petersburg
Rise With Talk of
St. Petersburg. Feb. 14. Official re
turns for the first year of the war. not
Including Port Arthur statistics, show
that l"0,4:i officers and men passed
through the hospitals going north, of
which number 4.007 subsequently died
and over 77. 000 presumably returned
to the ranks. These figures do not In
clude those killed on the field of battle
nor those slightly injured.
I'roportlon IIdk Wan Low.
The proportion dying in the hospital
was very low, the total loss to the ac
tive army in wounded and sick being
a little over SO.Ooo, of whom almost
half have still a chance of returning to
the ranks. The other half will be In
valided or returned to Russia. The
killed in battle is estimated at 40,000
ftilllrrn MiiMt llrnnrr.
Tokio, Feb. 14. In discussing that
colliers had refused to accompany the
second Russian Pacific squadron on
its way north, a member of the Jap
anese naval staff said today:
"Our commanders will fire and sink
any colliers found in company with the
Russian warships, regardless of their
IliiNNlanN I. nek flotblnir.
Tokio. Feb. 14. Reports from Liao
yang place the total Russian force be
tween the Shakhe river and Harbin at
4.10,000, of whicn .vo.ono are on the
fighting line. The condition of prison
ers and bodies of the dead indicate
the Russians are short of shoes and
w inter clothing.
Later estimates of the Russian foss
es at Heikoutai place the number at
Pence Talk Iloomx Market.
St. Petersburg. Feb. 14. Prices on
the bourse today were strong on ru
mors of peace.
y.riiiNtvo for I'rni'P.
Moscow, Feb. 14. The district
zemstvo adjourned today after adopt
ing a peace resolution.
Two tttnrkn l ull.
Tokio, Feb. 1 4. Manchurian head
quarters reporting today says:
"The Russians shelled and twice at
tacked Waitao mountain on Sunday,
but were repulsed.
"Some forces of Russian Infantry at
tacked Lapatai and Hanshanta Mon
day, but were repulsed.
"The Russians euutinue to construct
intrenchments In the neighborhood of
Toko l.mtM for South.
Admiral Togo departed from Kure..
yesterday. His destination is kept a
secret. It is presumed he Is proceeu
ST. PETERSBURG SEES
LAST OF THE STRIKE
Men Return to Work at Poutiloff Iron
Works An Election Sun
day. St. Petersburg. Feb. 1 4. The last
visible vestige of the great St. Peters
burg strike disappeared today when
the employes of the Put Hon Iron works
returned. In all the works ballots are
being distributed for the election Sun
day of representatives on the mixei
commission of masters and workmen.
KING REFUSES TO WED
DAUGHTER OF DUKE
Alfonso, of Spain, Overrules His Coun
cillors, Claiming He is as Yet
T 00 Young.
Madrid. Feb. 1 1. King Alfonso ia
proving most intractable In the matter
of marrying the daughter of the duke
of Connaught, or anyone else selected,
for him as a convert. He and the
queen mother frequently have heateJ
argument:; on the matter. The kin?
declares he is not ready to marry be
fore he is 20 years of age, while the
m-rnbers of the court, including the
marquis of Tovar, are arguing with
him that an early marriage is neces
sary to maintain the dynasty. To
th'?se latter arguments the king has
"I am yet too young. Nobody can
become a composer before he has etud-it-d