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VOL. LIV. XO. 169.
Bill Regulating Divorce Meets
C, R. I. & P. Official Before the
With Little Opposi
tion. Senate Rate Fixing
Contest Being More Bit
terly Waged By
Both Sides.
New Firms Involved That
Threaten Closing of Ele
vator Service.
Springfield, III.. May 3 At noon
Gov. Deneen said he had received no
request from the Chicago authorities
to send state iroops to that city, but
If the requests are made they will be
acted upon at once.
Chicago, May 3. Secretary Job, of
the Employers' association, announced
this afternoon a representative of the
association was on the way to Spring
field to ask the governor to order out
state troops.
Proportion Iacrennetl.
Chicago, May 3. Enlarged propor
tions were given the teamsters' strike
today from both sides of the huge strug
gle. All teamsters of Crerar-Clinch com
pany. American Cutlery company, Rit
chie Taper Box company and Cupples'
Wood en ware company struck when the
men were refusing to deliver goods to
boycotted firms.
Jlay Stop Elevator.
Fears are entertained that the quit
ting of the Crerar-Clinch men will re
sult in shutting down the elevator
service of many large buildings from
lack of fuel. This company had a con
tract with the Board of Trade, Corn
Exchange, Traders'. Rookery, and Pos
tal Telegraph buildings and Marshall
Field & Co. effe
Repeatloic Shot Caul.
Chicago, May 3. Seven different
railway express companies today sent
out 180 wagons provided with guards
carrying rifles and repeating shot
Awed by Htflen.
F. E. Scott, of the Scott Transit-ring
and Teaming company, jubilant to
day at the success he had in operating
five of his baggage transfer wagons.
Each driver was accompanied by a
man armed with a six-shot rifle of
heavy calibre.
Wear llevl vera.
Employes on wagons of the I'nited
States Express company today began
wearing 38 calibre revolvers in hol
sters in their sides. Deputy sheriffs
armed with rifles acted as escorts 1o 14
delivery wagons of Siegel, Cooper &
Co. today.
'lenr for Irelleii.
Chicago, May 3. Mayor Dunne has
Issued instructions to the chief of po
lice to see that a week from today all
streets to be traversed by President
Roosevelt during his visit as Chicago's
guest shall be kept clear of traffic and
strikers and independent workers. The
mayor Is determined no form of vio
lence shall mar the president's visit
Want TriKtpa.
More determined efforts to secure
the presence of troops in Chicago, eith
er federal or state, was made today by
the employers. Several conferences
were held between representatives of
the Employers' association and the Em
ployers' Teaming company, with a
view of arranging some action toward
calling out troops.
Chicago. May 3. The death of one
man and the injury of scores of others
was the immediate result of yestef
day's fighting between the striking
teamsters and their sympathizers on
the one side, nnd the police and the
nonunion men on the other.
There were riots in all parts of the
city. Men were clubbed and stoned
almost to death within a square of po
lice headquarters and five miles dis
tant from it men were shot down in
the streets. At a hundred places be
tween these two extremes of distance
there were assaults and fights in the
Bloodshed oa Jttate Street.
Blood was shed on State street in
the heart of the fashionable shopping
district and furious riots took place al
Milwaukee, May 3. The police au
thorities give out the information that
Henry G. Goll. former assistant cashier
of the First National bank of Milwau
kee, was arrested In Chicago today.
Los Angeles, May 3. Charles Hat
field, the "rainmaker" who has been
working since Dec. 15 last to produce
18 inches of rain for southern Califor
nia by May 1, on pledge of a number
of merchants to pay him $1,000 if he
succeeded, has completed his demon
stration and has been given a large
proportion of the sum promised.
Tipton, Iowa Kidnaper's Case Passed
on by Iowa Supreme
Des Moines, Iowa, May 2. August
Leuth must serve ten years for one of
the most remarkable crimes in the an
nals of Iowa as a result of the affirma
tion of his sentence by the supreme
court yesterday. He was convicted on
a charge of kidnaping a wealthy farm
er and his wife and secreting the wom
an in an abandoned schoolhouse near
Tipton, while ho sent the farmer back
to the bank for i ransom of $50,ooo.
The woman escaped and her husband
returned with a sheriff's posse.
most in the doorways of the leading
hotels of the city. Nonunion men were
pelted with stones, bricks and every
other conceivable sort of missiles.
They were dragged from their wagons,
beaten, clubbed and stamped down.
The mobs that followed the wagons
on which they rode were bent on mur
der, and but for the splendid service
of the police the list of dead would
be 20 instead of one.
Strike nrrnkrrn I'ae iunn.
In return the nonunion men although
hopelessly outnumbered in every fight,!
fought desperately, and considering
their numbers did the more execution.
In several instances they drew revol
'ers and emptied them into the crowds
that pressed around their wagons pelt
ing them" With stones and threatening
their lives. The colored drivers espec
ially were quick with weapons.
Forty Known Injured.
Large numbers of nonunion drivers
carried heavy clubs, and they swung
them with terrific effect throughout
the day. As far as can be ascertained
the list of injured numbers in the
neighborhood of 40, but it is far short
of being accurate. Many men who
were in the mobs that attacked the
wagons went down before the clubs of
the police r.nd of the wagon guards
but they were carried away by friends
and there is no chance of learning
their names or even of guessing at
their number.
Shot Knur Men.
Hurt Guyles and Paul Rastian. driv
ers for the United States Express com
pany were attacked by a crowd on the
west side while making deliveries.
Guyles used his revolver in two at
tacks made upon the wagon and
wounded four men, one of whom, Al
bert Mcllvane, may die.
Guyles and Pastain were arrested.
While holding the men under custody;
an enormous crowd gathered and was
determined apparently to assassinate
the prisoners. The officers drew re
volvers and with great difficulty kept
the crowd back until the arrival of the
patrol wagon which took the prisoners
to the police station.
Father of Mrs. Bryan Dead.
Lincoln. Neb.. May 3. John Haird.
father of Mrs. William J. Bryan, died
at the Bryan home today, aged 82.
Snow in Montana.
Butte. Mont.. May 3. Reports from
eastern Montana indicate a general
snow storm is prevailing.
Illinois Photographers in Session.
Effingham, 111.. May 3. The Illinois
Association of Photographers is in this
city for a three days' convention.
Paris, May 3. A dispatch to Temps
from St. Petersburg says dispatches
received there through Russian chan
nels confirm previous reports that the
Russian cruisers which have had head
quarters at Vladivostok since the out
break of the war with Japan have left
that port. Military circles at St. Pet
ersburg expect Gen. Oyama will hast
en the investment of Vladivostok for
;he purpose of cutting off Rojestven
?ky's squadron from the Russian naval
May lit to Kamchatka.
Tokio. May 3. The rumored destin
ation of Rojestvensky's fleet Is Petro-
Variety of Measures Are Rushed
Through Both Houses of Leg
islature. Springfield. 111., May 3. The senate
yesterday by a vote of 26 to 14, re
ceded from its amendment to house bill
602. known as the divorce bill, and
sent it to the governor unamended
The bill forbids both parties to a suit
to remarry within a year.
The first of the house good roads
bills (No. 671) was passed 85 to 31
The bill appropriates $2o,000 a year
for the expenses of a highway commis
sion of three members to be appointed
by the governor for six-year terms
without compensation, to carry on ex
perimental work in road building and
investigate materials and cost of con
struction and maintenance throughout
the state.
Comerford ftefnaea Salary.
Frank D. Comerford sent to the
house a communication declining to
accept $1,050 as a new member, to
which he had been declared entitled.
The house killed house bill 375.
known as the "Partello claim," by a
vote of C7 to 48. Mr. Shanahan, of
Cook, fought the bill from the first,
both in the appropriation commission
and on the floor of the house. The bill
appropriated $28,000 in payment of a
claim of William Z. Partello for work
done at Pontiac in 1892 under a state
The house passed. 78 to 39, the sen
ate bill authorizing the construction of
a supreme court building in Spring
field to cost $350,000 and appropriating
$150,000 to begin the work.
MrONurrn Voted by Iloune.
Other bills passed by the house were
as follows:
House bill 383 (Dudgeon) Amend
ment to convict labor law. Provvles
that 40 per cent of the prisoners may
be employed in the manufacture of
goods to be
sold elsewhere than to
state institutions.
House bill 358 (Campbell) Abolish
ing the indeterminate sentence act;
provides that no person shall be im
prisoned longer than the term provided
by the jury.
House bill 303 (McSurely) Author
izing judges to suspend sentences for
two years or as long as good behavior
continues of persons convicted of
House bill GP.7 (Breidt) Fixing a
maximum pension fund of $75 for mem
bers of the Chicago fire department:
increases the pension of the rank and
file, but decreases that of officials re
tiring on large salaries.
DIHm lnied by Senate.
The senate passed the following
House bill 4S9 (Hearn) Requiring
county board of review to complete
their work by the first Monday in Sep
tember and the state board of equaliza
tion by Nov. 15; fixes salaries of equal
izers at $750 a session.
House bill 649 Making the salaries
of public employes subject to garnish
ment. Senate bill 457 (Gardner) Increas
ing the salaries of supreme court jus
tices from $7,000 to $10,000 a year and
of their assistants from $2,000 to $3,
000; yeas 26. nays 13.
Senate bill 156 (Gardner) Provid
ing that half of the inheritance tax
shall be paid into the state treasury
and half into the county treasury; yeas
36, nays 4.
Senate bill 492 (Hall) Giving boards
of local improvement the right to make
supplementary assessments. The bill
was sent to the house, where an iden
tical bill was killed in judiciary com
mittee 10 days ago.
Hearst in Magazine Field?
New York. May 3. John Brisben
Walker, it is said on good authority,
has sold the Cosmopolitan Magazine to
William R. Hearst. The price paid is
not learned, but it is said Mr. Walker
would continue to manage the maga
zine for five years. Mr. Hearst sailed
for Europe yesterday.
pavlovski. on the peninsula oT Kam
chatka, in stead of Vladivostok. It is
regarded as improbable the Russians
intend to use Petropavlovskl to any
great extent because its defense from
the land is considered impossible.
Postal Official Pleads Not Guilty.
Washington. May 3. George W.
Beavers, late chief of the salary and al
lowance division of the postoffice de
partment, yesterday was arraigned in
the criminal court on the charge of
conspiracy to defraud the government
and pleaded not guilty. He gave bond
in the sum of $20,000.
Patterson Trial Comes to
End for Third
Expects Favorable Verdict and
Does Not Appear Ner
New York, May 3. The Nan Patter
son case went to the jury at 1:02 p. m
Jury lue to Three.
When Warden Flynn, of the Tombs,
went to Miss Patterson's cell to inform
her the jury had gone to luncheon, he
told her the first ballot stood 9 to 3 in
her favor. ,
Kmbrarra Father.
Following the retirement'of the jury
the prisoner was taken back to her
cell in the Tombs. The girl met her
father at the Tombs and embraced
him. She did not appear exceedingly
The jury went direct to the jury
room without obtaining lunch and at
25 were still deliberating.
Wnn Cheerful.
Nw York, May 3. When Nan Pat
terson entered the court room she
seemed in a cheerful frame of mind.
Ten minutes after the court opened
Recorder Goff began his charge to the
jury. Every seat in the court room
was taken and hundreds were unable
to gain admittance.
Argument Clamed.
Assistant District Attorney Rand
completed his closing argument for
the prosecution yesterday afternoon,
and court adjourned for the day. At
the close of the argument, after Prose
cutor Rand had arraigned her in the
most scathing terms, had asserted that
her silence in this trial .was a confes
sion of guilt, had declared that her
sister had lied on the stand, and that
her counsel had based his plea for her
life on a foundation of fabrications,
Nan Patterson said that she still felt
confident that the jury would acquit
Former Burlington Man in Full Com
mand Ramsay Goes to
New York, May 3. Notice has been
sent out from the offices of the Wabash
railroad that Frederick A. Delano, vice
president, has assumed the active man
agement of the system by authority of
the board of directors. Joseph Ram
sey, Jr., president, who has been voted
a six months' leave of arjsence, will
sail to Europe in June, It is stated on
his return ho will identify himself with
other railroad .interests.
cf Dewey Ends Through
Negligence of the Prose
cution. Norton. Kans., May 3. The c'elebrat
ed case of Chauncey Dewey, the mil
lionaire ranchman, and Clyde Wilson,
and A. J. McBride, cowboys employed
by Dewey, who are charged with kill
ing two members of the Perry family,
neighboring ranchmen in northwestern
Kansas, hasbeen ended in the district
court here when the judge dismissed
the defendants without trial. The
prosecution had failed upon several oc
casions to begin the trial, although the
defendants were ready.
New York, May 3. The executive
committee of the American Bankers'
association, at a meeting here today,
decided upon Washington, D. C, as the
place for holding the next annual con
vention of the association In October.
Springfield. 111.. May 3. The plant
of the Springfield Boiler Manufactur
ing company burned today. The loss
was $300,000. One hundred and fifty
men are laid out of employment:
Declares Existing Abuses Can
Remedied by Application of
Present Laws.
Washington, May 3. Robert Mather,
chairman of the executive committee
of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific
Railroad company, and general coun
sel of the Rock Island & St. Louis &
San Francisco railroads, was heard
yesterday by the senate rate commit
tee. He said in part:
"Rates are not unreasonable, and re
bates are or can be prevented under
existing laws. Government regulation
oi common carriers seeks to accom
plish two purposes. First, the estab
lishment and maintenance of reason
able rates; and, second, the prohibi
tion of discriminations. In the present
discussion two propositions may be
considered as settled. First, that the
railway rates in the United States are
not in themselves unreasonable; and,
second, that discriminations which re
sult from secret rate making and re
bate giving and other like devices have
been done away with under the ex
isting law.
QiieMtlou of Preference.
"The only evil demanding additional
legislation is preference between lo
calities, and the question under con
sideration then resolves itself into
this: Is it necessary or desirable that
the interstate commerce commission
should be given the rate making pow
er in order that preferences between
localities shall cease? The proposed
legislation is not necessary, for there
seems to be nothing in the commercial
or financial situation of the country
which demands such a radical depart
ure from a plan of rate making whicn
has been long established and under
which our commerce has grown to ics
present stupendous proportions.
"That there is a public clamor for
nrl n nr Ti .art n fx 1 ? . . . x 1 1 y-, tTt
commission cannot be denied, but that
it is a misled clamor is plainly appar
ent. The evil which is in the public
mind and which the public generally
believes is to be cured by the proposed
legislation is the evil of rebates and
discriminations between shippers.
A rli With lrBn(tP.
"This was the keynote of the presi
dent's message. If it were clearly
comprehended that these practices are
all prohibited by the original act to
regulate commerce and that all can be
prevented under the Elkins act, public
clamor would be at a loss to put its
finger upon any specific evils to he
remedied by new legislation and would
agree with the statement of the inter
state commerce commission itself that
the 'existing system of laws applicable
to the wrong doing is complete and
simple. No amendment of the statute,
therefore, is necessary.' "
Former Tax Collector of San Francis
co Arrested in ot. Louis.
St. Iiouis, May Edward J. Smith
the defaulting tax collector of San
Francisco. Cal.. was arrested last night
at the Union station, where he was evi
dently expecting the arrival of some
person from the west, presumably a
women whoso name has been connect ?
ed with his since his flight from San
Francisco. After his arrest it was dis
covered Smith had been a guest of the
Planters' hotel under an assumed
name. Smith's defalcations are said
to be somewhat in excess of $250Kn.
Spear Pleads Guilty.
Cleveland, Ohio. May 3. A. D.
Spear, cashier of the cloted Citizens'
bank of Oberlin, today in federal court,
pntered a plea of guilty to the charge
if making false entries in the bank's
books. He was sentenced to seven
years' imprisonment.
Riggs Coming to Shurtleff.
Ottawa. Kans.. May U. Dr. .1 D. S.
Riggs. president of Ottawa university,
announced today his acceptance of the
presidency of Shurtleff college. Alton,
111., which was offered him last week.
Washington, May .'J. The American
railway appliance exhibition was .for
mally opened at noon today in the
presence of nearly l.oon delegates to
the International Railway congress.
Speeches were made by Secretaries
Taft and Morton, T. L. Lawrence, dep
uty chairman of the London Northwes
tern railway and others.
ForrlgBrra Attend.
The opening was attended by for
eign delegates, many members of the
diplomatic corps, members of the cab
inet ajid representatives of the army
and navy.
Ixmdon. May 3. A miniature Cox
ey's army is forming among striking
army boot workers of Northampton
shire. It is proposed to march on the
war office in I London and lay the griev
ance before the officials.
Denver Young Man in Poverty
After Squandering
Married a Chorus Girl and
penses Averaged $6,122 a
Denver. Colo.. May 3. Fourteen
weeks ago Samuel S. Reymer, son of a
millionare candy manufacturer ot
Pittsburg, was reported to have $"(,
000 in his own name. He fell in love
with Nellie Paris, a dancing girl, and
married her in defiance of the wishes
of his parents.
Today he is living in a cheap board
ing house there, where the room rent
is $1 a week, and is dependant upon
the money he gets from an uncle at
home to. pay his bills. In the same
home is a blonde young woman, who
Is not the girl ho married, and wlio.se
identity is a mystery.
Iteyiuer n I Mull Holler.
As a record breaking spender and
a high roller of the first water young
Reymer is about the biggest who ever
wound up a meteoric financial career
hei e.
He has told several friends in Den
ver that he was the possessor of more
than half a million dollars when he
first met Nellie Paris, the shop girl
and dancer at Pittsburg. Reymer met
the Paris girl at Pittsburg li weeks
As far as ordinary calculation can
follow the flight of the Reymer money,
there was an expenditure of $-l2,S57 a
week by the young man and his com
panion, or a flow of $(1,122 a day.
How far Reymer would have got it
his money had lasted is the question
With a start of $ti'oo.iuo cold cash and
a prodigious appetite for the good
things of life, young Reymer has scat
tered enough gold coins between Pitts
burg and Denver to build a battleship.
He llul a ;mI Time.
Having placed the finish mark on
his greenback campaign, he still has
the recollection that ho was "going
some" while it, lasted. He smiles path
etlcally as he says he had "a good
Man Who Guarded Property With Gun
for Year Reported Slain.
Chippewa Falls. Wis., May :'. It is
reported that John Dietz. wno guarded
the Cameron dam on the Thornapple
river with a rifle for the last year, was
killed yesterday. Roth Dietz and I he
Mississippi Igging company claim the
ground on which the dam stands. Dietz
was served with summons, but failed
to appeal In Madison Monday. It was
reported a marshal and six deputios
left for til grounds. It may be that
a skirmish occurred yesterday, but no
particulars are at hand.
Elect Democrat.
Spokane. Wash.. May 3. Floyd I..
Daggett, democrat, was elected mayor
by a plurality of :I4G over Ha kuff, re
Dietz Not Killed.
Chippewa Falls, .Wis.. May The
report that John Dietz was shot aij1
killed by a I'nited States marshal' ia
not true.
Round Lake, Minn., Suffer From
Wind and Ram.
Worthington, Minn., May 3. The
town of Round I-ake, near here, was
hit by a storm resembling a tornado
during the night. The Rock Island
tracks were washed away and build
ings damaged to a great extent.
The tornado cut a narrow path
through the center of the village de
stroyed four homes and several barns.
Mr3. Myers was dangerously injured.
Press Hopeful Over the
Granting of Liberty
of Conscience.
Conditions in Poland Show Lit
tle Improvement, General
Strike Being on.
St. Petersburg. May After the
three days' holiday the newspapers ex
cept the extreme radical organs which
luvt-r fun I anything to commend in the
actions of the autocracy, are filled
with praise at the grant of freedom of
religion, generally expressing the opin
ion that liberty of conscience must be
a precursor of political liberty.
Itrliillnte for Violence.
Tlu' social deniicrats of Poland have
retaliated for the violence May day by
proclaiming a general strike through
out Poland, a renewal of violance is
anticipated. Newspapers have been
forbidden to publish accounts of the
rioting in Poland.
Iliuoriint an lo r'leeta.
The admiralty here professes ignor
ance as to whether Nebogatoff and Ro
jestvensky have joined forces but the
impression prevails in naval circles a
juncture has not been effected. In
lieed. some doubt is expressed whether
NelogatofT's division has yet entered
the China sen.
Kill l'oll-e Seritetuit.
Warsaw, May 1!. An unknown man
shot and killed a police sergeant this
morning. The murderer escaped.
There are many soldiers in the streets.
The printers struck today and the
afternoon papers will not appear.
Officer Killed at l.mls.
Lodz, May 3. Four men this morn
ing shot and killed a police sergeant
and severely wounded a detective who
tried to arrest them.
Serious riots occurred in the streets
during the night. The military fired
on a crowd, killing four persons and
wounding several others.
Equitable Leaders Summoned to
Appear Before Justice
May 11.
New York. May 3. Justice Pischoff
today signed .in order directing Presi
dent Alexander. Vice President Hyde,
and Vice President TarbclT of the
Equitable Lif, Assurance society to
appear before him May 11 for the pur
pose of being examined ami making
leKsition as to the facts and circum
stances under which the socalled
amended charter of the Equitable so
ciety was adopted.
Yacht Mayflower Grounded Three Days
Near New York.
New York. May After two days
and nights of hunger, cold and other
privations, the party aboard the cup
yacht Mayflower was rescued by a tug
sent out to find her. The Mayflower
had been missed since Sunday, with a
party of 10 aboard. She was found
aground in the Horse Shop inside San
dy Hook.
Mrs. E. M. ltatber, who now owns
the famous yacht, took a party of her
friends out for a spin on Sunday, pre
paratory to having the vessel fitted
with an engine.
Illinois Red Men Elect Officers.
Mount Vernon, 111., May 3. The
grand council of Illinois Red Men
elected officers yesterday as follows:
Will H. Chew, Shelbyville. great sach
em; C. K. Charnberhn. Lebanon, great
senior sagamore; George W. Thomp
son., Moline. junior ttagamore; C. H.
Winernan, Auburn, great prophet; Will
H. Hludern, East St. Ixniis, great chief
of records; R. E. lawrence, Peoria,
great keeper of wampun; Frank C
Smith. Charles H. Winernan, Will T.
flaker and Charles T. Bisch, great rep
resentatives of the great council of the
United States.
Glen wood Springs, May 3. The
president's party did not. hunt, today.
Rains, which were falling for two day,
have turned to wet snow, the hunters
remaining close in camp.
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