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7 7a. m-, 4I; at 3:30 p. m-. 65.
J. M. SIIERIER, Observer.
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VOL. LIV. NO. 172.
SATURDAY, MAY 6, 1905. TWELVE PAGES.
PKICE TWO CENTS,
RAIN LESSENS DISORDER
IN TEAMSTERS' STRIKE
Bad Weather More Po
tent Than Display
STILL FAR FROM PEACE
Dynamite Bomb Reported
Thrown at an Express
Chicago. May Q. The story that a
dynamite bomb was hurled at a United
States Express wagon during a riot in
West Van Buren street last night was
sent out from the Desplaines street
police station today. Special Agent
Kddy of the express company says no
bomb was thrown nor was a wagon
Three A r rented. I
Three arrests were made, one man.!
Julius Hildcbrand being formally ac
rused of assault with a deadly weapon.
Henry Pfeiffer. and Joseph Reger
were released on bail. Hildebrand de
fl;ires ho took no part in the violence,
ami says he was on his way home
when caught in the crowd.
Two .re ft rleu )-!.
I Miring the day three prisoners were
arraigned in court. The case of Hilde
breeht was taken under consideration
and the other two dismissed.
Itnin IIelN Kuiplojrm.
Rain today was perhaps more influ
ential even than police and deputy
sheriffs in giving a more peaceful as
pect to the streets. Much of the time
wagons belonging to the strikebound
firms moved freely without the slight
est sign of interference.
The withdrawal of colored teamsters
to some extent was also a factor in
Street It loin Fewer.
Street disturbances, though greatly
lessened today, did not wholly disap-
pear. miners anacseu i.nanes -nc-.
Rioters attacked Charles Mc-
Intyre, colored, at Cottage Grove ave-
T 4.. t- ... A 1 4I
n.ie aim i wen., -mai ii M.eei is '
him almost to death with "blackjacks.
Sneiir In r.mpl ex.
Several shots were fired from a
crowd in Desplaines street at nonunion
teamsters, but no one was injured.
Department stores and express com
panies had a number of their employes
sworn in as c'tputy sheriffs in an ef
fort to provide additional protection
to their drivers.
rreillrlM or Im 0er.
Cliieago. May Sheriff Barrett af-
ter making a tour of the business dis-
"The serious trouble seems to be
over. The strike situation is now well
in the hands of the authorities. I
look for a continuation of comparative
quiet and tranquility. I am glad the
employers have decided not to engage
any more negroes, as I believe the use
of negroes for strike breakers caused
mere rioting than any other factor in
Ileniea Strike in l.oit
President Charles Dold of the Fed
eration of I.alxir today denied the lorce
and accuracy of the statement from a
member of the association that the
employers had already won the strike.
"The unions have not touched at the
edge of their resources yet," said
Dold. "The strike has not been won
by "the employers' association. The
unions have only started. They know
they have a big fight and expect a long
is no surrender thought
WILL LET BUSINESS
THAN YIELD FIGHT
C. H. Conover, vice president of Hib
hard. Spencer. Hart let t & Co . said
today thp employers of Chicago an
agreed to lock up their doors and let
business stagnate rather than surren
der to the teamsters. This he said
would be the rule of his own house.
The statement was brought out by
the report that the company was about
to return to union drivers. Conover
ays the same feeling exists gencrallv
among the employers involved in thi
fight, whose interests in the business
world mount high irf!o the millions
and whose employes were not. directly
involved in the strike yet. and number
tens of thousands.
Ilnve t 4.o
The Employers' association today
ON THE RETIRED LIST
Washington. May 6. Rear Admiral
Yates Stirling was today placed on
the retired list of the navy. His re
tirement promotes Capt. W. H. Brown
eon to the grade of rear admiral.
WAS III CONSPIRACY
Madrid, May 6. Sarrion de Herrera.
former king-it arms of the Spanish
court, has been arrested at the in
stance of the Brazilian minister on the
charge of conspiring with others
against the government of Brazil.
TO FIGHT A DUEL
Chief of the Hungarian Ministry Chal
lenges Member of the Diet Who
Insulted Him in Debate.
Buda Pesth, May C. A duel between
Premier Tisza, and a member of the
opposition, Herr Pozsgay, will be the
outcome of a stormy debate in the
lower house of the Hungarian diet.
Premier Tisza had bitterly assailed
the demand of the opposition in the
address to the throne, and especially
that section demanding customs boun -
. . . .
utiles aniiiM .Mibtiiii. ne was inter
rupted by Herr Pozsgay, who said it
was "beyond pat'ence that a fallen pre
mier should speak with such inso
lence." An uproar ensued, and the sit
ting was suspended. Afterwards
Count Tisza sent his second to Herr
HOUSE PASSES THE
BILL FOR MONUMENT
Would Appropriate $5,000 For Shaft
on Site of Battle on Camp
Springfield. 111., May .'. (Special.)
The house today passed the bill in
troduced by Representative L. M. Ma
gill, providing for the appropriation of
$3,000 for the erection of a monument
raninhelTs Island to the If, soldiers
h f n there fne bale wi(h the
Sac and Fox Indians. The monument
it is proposed to erect under the direc-
tion of the Moline chapter. I). A. R.
reported having 4.C0O wagons in ser
vice, a. much larger number than yes
terday. The employment office of the asso
ciation was opened today. Officials
in charge declared they are selecting
the best and most competent men
available to be set to work to fill the
srr:ker's places as fast as possible.
A new scheme in handling produce
shipments formerly handled by the ex
press companies has been evolved. To
day many country shippers began
sending in consignment of berries and
vegetables by suburban electric lines.
Officials and commission drivers of
the union say this will take from the
express companies pei limm-m iy
large amount of business that has al
ways heretofore been handled by ex
Tuk Men ; Out.
The strike of tugmen in sympathy
with the teamsters began today and
river traffic of the Pea body Coal com
pany and other concerns was inter
rupted. Ilent n rr.
A lively riot, in which persons were
clubbed by the police. 10 arrests were
made, and a colored non-union man
was beaten to insensibility, took place
near Madison street bridge today.
lnr TnlWn to Governor.
In conversation over the long dis
tance telephone today. Mayor Dunne
told Gov. Deneen that the trouble in
Chicago seemed to be gradually disap
pearing and conditions much quieter
than on previous .lays, and that there
was no need for troops at the present
PAT CROWE IN A
SMOOTH CROOK APPEARS IN NEWSPAPER OFFICE. AND AFTER MAK
ING STATEMENT, DISAPPEARS POLICE PRO
FESS TO BE BAFFLED.
Omaha. May ;. That Pat Crowe is
n Omaha was as much of a surprise
o Chief of Police Donahue as to other
Mtizens of the city. He said today he
tad taken steps to apprehend the fugi
'ive and had placed a large detail of
leteotives on the case. "If Pat is in
he city." said the chief, "he has kept
veil under cover. I have had a num
er of communications indicating
"rowe would be in Omaha and have
een on the watch for him."
inellBetl to He Sore.
The chief is inclined to say a word
f censure to those who saw and talked
o Crowe last night. Donahue thinks
CAN DISGRIMINATElLIVES LOST
Attorney General Moody Gives
Ruling on Power Over
OF COMMERCE COMMISSION
Declares Body Can Fix Rates Favor
ing One Port Over An
other. Washington, D. C. May 6 Attor
ney General Moody's opinion that con
gress may empower the' interstate
commerce commission, not only to fix
railroad rates, but even to fix perpet
ual rates as between ports of one state
and ports of another state, without vio
lating the constitution, was made pub
lic last night.
It is one of the most sweeping opin
ions ever given by an attorney general
and covers the whole ground of gov
ernmental control of railroad rates.
Mr. Moody, drawing upon decisions of
the United States supreme court for
his authority, lays down the following
Opinion of Hnilroixl Meu.
Railroad presidents and attorneys
who have testified before the senate
committee on interstate commerce in
the inquiry now progressing, have laid
emphasis on the declaration that a
b 1 , "l ' , i. me
wuno uw, iiicme fjjt-t. ini tail's iv one
port in preference over another port.
To do so, they argue, would be to vio
late article 1, section 9, paragraph G,
of the constitution, which declares:
"No preference shall be given by
any regulation of commerce or revenue
to the ports of one state over those of
another; nor shall vessels bound to. or
from, one state, be obliged to enter,
clear, or pay duties in another."
0iiimrn the Kailrond View.
Attorney General Moody takes issue
with this contention. He argues that
the government commission can do
AND FLORA ZABELLE WED
Ceremony Suddenly Performed at St.
Louis Surprise for "Yan
kee Consul" Company.
St. Louis. Mo.. May Flora, Za-
zeTTe". leading woman of the "Yankee
Consul" company, playing here, and
Raymond Hitchcock, comedian of the
same organization, were married yes
terday afternoon in the Planters' hotel.
The Rev. D. M. M. Manasarian of Chi
cago, father of the bride, was the of
The wedding surprised all the mem
bers of the company, for though the
couple had been engaged for months,
they had given a pledge to Manager
Arthur Clark that they would not wed
until the close of the theatrical season.
Manager Clark was surprised, but
there was nothing to do but make the
best of the situation. After the per
formance last night all the members of
the company, including the manager,
were guests at a wedding supper at
the Planters'. The wedding tour will
consist of a journey with the company
from St. IiOttis to New York.
MINE CAGE DROPS 1400 FEET
Employes in Calumet and Hecla Cop
per Shaft Take Big Plunge.
Calumet. Mich. May f. The cable
attached to a passenger cage in the
Red Jacket shaft of the Calumet and
Hecla copper mine broke yesterday
while 24 men were being lowered into
the mine. The cage dropped 1,400 feet
before the safety catches checked it.
Several of the men sustained minor in
juries during their wild plunge, but
none was seriously hurt. The shaft is
a mile deep.
Held for Selling Impure Milk.
Galesburg, 111., May f. Four milk
dealers were arrested yesterday on
warrants procured by R. M. Patterson
representing the state pure food board,
charging them with selling milk adul
terated with water and deprived of
cream. The dealers say the proceed
ings were inspired by a rival dealer.
he should have been notified immedi
ately of Crowe's presence in the city.
When Crowe appeared at the office
of a local newspaper last night he
was dressed in a neatly fitting business
suit and was in a talkative mood. Dur
ing his conversation he expressed a
wish to become free to live down the
past experiences of his life. He took
occasion to deny the authorship of sev
eral crimes which are charged against
Carries Bullet Mark.
Crowe displayed the mark of a bul
let wound in the shoulder which he
declared he had received during his
service in the Boer army.
Several Reported Killed
by Storm in Indian
LOSS IS VERY HEAVY
Town of Owl Said to
Wrecked With Eight
Muskogee, I. T., May 0. Several
persons are reported killed, and many
injured and much, damage wrought
to property as the result of a fierce
wind and rain storm in various parts
of Indian Territory. Wires are down
and details are lacking.
Kltcht Killed nt Owl.
At Owl eight persons are said to
have been killed and a dozen injured
and nearly every building is reported
to be wrecked.
Storm KIHm r 31uiiM Many,
Fort Worth. Texas, May C. The
town of Owl, I. T., nine miles north of
Coalgate. was almost destroyed by a
tornado yesterday. A number of peo
ple were killed and more than a hun
dred were injured.
ONLY IN CHICAGO
Is Right to Regulate Gas and
Electricity Prices Given
RUSHING FOR ADJOURNMENT
Business of Session Will be Finished
Late Tonight Some Bills
Springfield. 111., May ;. The senate
today passed the surplus electricity
bill as amended giving Chicago the
right to fix maximum rates for ga3
and electricity in addition to the right
to sell surplus electricity. While Chi
cago is given the right of municipal
control the state at large is left out.
The legislature will adjourn today in
accordance with yesterday's agree
ment. The session tonight is expected
the last til nearly midnight.
Munition I. nt Might.
Springfield, 111., May 0. The gas
situation as left by the legislature last
night was as follows: The "regula
tors" having failed to pass the house
bill in the senate, amended the house
"surplus" light bill so it would give
the right not only to supply a surplus
current for its own plants, but to regu
late gas and electric lighting charges.
This bill will pass and it is confidently
expected the house will concur in the
1 1 line Hill.
The following bills were passed by
Senate bill 379 (Evans) Regulating
the sale and analysis of concentrated
Senate bill 417 (Campbell) Fixing
l2 per cent as the limit of fees of the
state architect for planning and super
intending the erection of public build
ings. Yea.? 103, nays 7. The measure
aroused widespread criticism among
democrats, as designed to give Bruce
Watson a competency in addition to
Senate bill 46G (Dixon) The rail
road safety appliance bill, passed with
out a dissenting vote, although bitterly
opposed by Mr. Craig, of Coles, who
voted for it after declaring it a meas
ure "conceived in sin and brought
forth in iniquity."
Shot r'irer' Ilill.
Senate bill 3!)o, the shot, filers' bill,
requiring mine owners to furnish blast
firers. passed by a vote of 121 to 2.
Senate bill 405, for the appointment
of a state inspector of safety appli
ances on railroads, passed bv a vote of
131 to 1.
Senate bill 21 (Dixon) The capital
stock bill, passed by a vote of 97 to 2.
after heated debates.'
The bill exempts from taxation the
capital stock of companies organized
purely for manufacturing purposes, or
for the mining and sale of coal, or for
the printing of or publication of news
papers or for the improvement and
breeding of stock.
ADVISE fOR PEACE
Warsaw, May 6. "The Polish scial
ist party has issued a manifesto call
ing on the workmen to return to work
and declaring the time had not yet ar
j rived to start a revolution.
IS STRANGE DEEI
Young Couple Near Springfield
Suicide in Same
TO CLEAR WIFE'S NAME
Leave Letters Declaring Life
Empty Without The
Springfield. 111., May . Mr. and
Mrs. Oscar Sims, a young couple, mar
ried on Dec. 2$ last, committed suicide
yesterday in order to warn other
young men and women against lead
ing improper lives.
They agreed to die together and car
ried out their strange compact this
morning at their home seven miles
northeast of Springfield.
Their bodies were found side b
side by neighbors. The young wife
was dead. Her husband died a few
minutes after the tragedy had been
Letter Kxulnin the Tragedy.
On a table in the house were two
letters explaining why they had de
stroyed themselves. Mrs. Sims in her
"I suppose you know 1 want to be
buried in my wedding suit. Please
leave all my rings on my fingers. I
told Oscar I had been true to him.
thinking he would never know any
different, but he found it out. It meant
either separation or death, and separa
tion would deprive both of us of the
privileges we enjoy. Knowing death
to be the surest and quickest way out
of it, I take my life, hoping that the
life I lived will be a warning to ail
Prefer I) en III to Itivori-r.
In his letter Sims said:
"Katie and I will leave this world
this beautiful Friday morning. I have
written my business down to the best
of my knowledge. Tell my relatives
to pay all my bills. I think there will
be enough left to give us a decent bur
ial. I want to be buried in my wed
ding cothes and I want the interment
to take place in West Grove cemetery
next Sunday, so people won't have to
miss work to attend the funeral. 'A
good name is rather to be chosen than
great riches,' no the good liook says.
Katie has lost her good, name at the
hands of two boys whose names 1 re
fuse to divulge. If we were not to
leave this earth both of us would be
deprived of privileges we once enjoy
ed, and. knowing death is sure, and
will set an example to all boys and
girls not to do that way, I am willing
to take my life and thus keep the vow
I made on my wedding day, Dec. 28."
Mr. and Mrs. Sims were young peo
ple and well known in the vicinity
where they lived. They were married
on Dec. 2S last. Sims was a man of
small means, but industrious. His
wife was pretty and her beauty was a
source of much admiration.
How llee.l im Done.
A rail fence surrounds the Sims
yard, and if was found that the rails
had been so arranged that a gun would 1
remain firmly on the ground by plac
ing it against the fence. The gun
was in this position and the muzzle
was against Sims' side. He had lain
down in front of the gun and then
touched off the trigger with a stick.
His wife had ended her life in a sim
ilar manner, although at first some
were inclined to believe Sims killed
her. After the woman had taken her
life, Sims, knowing that she was dead,
placed a second load in the gun and
repeated the deed.
Engaged to Millionaire.
Pe'oria, 111.. May f. The engagement
is announced of Miss lola Powell, of
this city, to Robert H. Maizner, of New
York, whose we-alth is estimated at $8.
((00,000. The young man is to take
the young woman and her mother to
Europe and the wedding is to be in
Paris in June.
Hypnotist Dead of Strain.
Ijcxington. Ky., May Prof. Kd H.
Boone of Pari.-. Ky.. a hypnotist, is
dead here. He was 32 years old. Heart
failure, caused by the strain on his
nerves, caused1 bis death.
MYSTERY ENSHROUDS A SUICIDE
STRANGE WOMAN RELIEVED WIFE OF CHICAGO BROKER TAKES
LIFE UNDER PECULIAR CIRCUMSTANCES
LEAVES A LETTER.
New York.-May ;. A handsome
young woman committed suicide today
in a room at the Hotel Imperial by
shooting. Accompanied by a man a
few years her senior the woman ap
peared at the Imperial on Aprii 2".
The couple registered as "J. W. Gray
and wife, of New Orleans.''
Letters left by the su:cid iiidwated
she was the victim of an imfori nnate
love affair and that although possess
ed of ample means, the had no 'e.-fre
to live without the man she loved.
OYAMA READY TO BEGIN
ATTACK ON LIWEVITCH
ONE WITH HUNT
Glenwoovl Springs. May ;.- Word
was received e:rv todav that PresM.-n!
Roosevelt an 1 pasty had started for
New Castle Wiere the parly will Imard
the private car Rocket and start for
Glenwoo.i Springs. The president
will remain here until .Moa,!:ty when
he will start east.
IS WELL CARES FOR
Sum of $65,CC0 Allowed for Improve
merits and Repairs at
Springfield, ill.. May 0. (Special.!
The senate todav passed the nouse
bill making the appropriations of the
Watertown hospital for Ihe insane at
Watertovvn $1o7,rmi for each year.
The senate also passed the bill mak
ing the following appropriations for
the extraordinary expenses of the in
Repairs and improvements. $l(."(ni.
Improvement of grounds. $T.""'i.
Dormitory fM- female employes ;"d
furnishing same. $2r.".
Amusement hall for patients. $l'.""i.
Knlarging septic tank. $."..".
Farm implements and live stock. $2.
."0". Roof on main building. $2..V.
INTENDS A WARNING
FOR GERMAN EMPIRE
Postponement of Annual Naval Man
euvers Said to Be Result of
l)ndoti. May (". The annual maneu
vers of the British navy have sudden
ly been indefinitely postponed. This
unprecedented sietion will be perfectly
understood in Berlin, where probably
it will b-i interpreted as a preemptory
warning. Both the British and French
governments are appreh. nsive regard
ing possible development. This alarm
is reflected in financial circles, tin;
market being o.i the verge of demoral
CAUSES TWO DEATHS; FINED
Man Fires Revolver and Women are
Bucyrus. Ohio. May ;. William Hef
flefinger has been fined 20i) here for
an assault which caused two deaths.
He fired a revolver from his front steps
in Crestline. The bullet struck Mar
garet Kinley, seated at her window
across the street. She was instantly
killed. Another woman dropped dead
when she heard the news. The grand
jury found an indictment for man
slaughter. This was nolled and the
SHOOTS IN JEALOUS RAGE
Pennsylvania Man Kills Woman and
Boy With Same Buliet.
Sharon, Pa.. May C Inllam. ,i with
jealous rage. .lohn Sorosky, today, slioi
afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home.
KJ-year-old nephew and fatally wound
ed himself. The bullet which caused
the woman's death passed through her
l-oiy and killed the boy.
George Gould to Head Wabash.
Washington, May It is asserted
on giKid authority that Georue Gould
will he elected president of the Wa
bash railroad at the next meeting of
its directors in October. It is said
Gould already has assumed practically
full executive direction ol i!e affairs
of the road.
Th" woman is sard to be the widow of
a Chicago br ker.
WASHINGTON DUKE VERY ILL
Founder of American Tobacco Com
pany May Die.
Charlotte. N. C, May Welling
ton Duke, th founder of what is now
the American Tobacco company, and
head of the Iuke family, prominent in
tobacco trade, i: gradually sinking at I
his torn" a' Durham. No hope is hcid
out for Ms recovery. He is M years
of age, and has been in feeble health !
for some time a the result of a fall.
Preliminary Clash Has
Russian Vladivostok Squadron
Destroys Shipping in
Fei.ghusltshit ng. Manchuria. May C.
Marshal lyar...i :- :.: ready to as
sume the offensive on a large scale of
activity and already has begun against
l.inevitch's left. This may be the pre
lude to anoiher general battle.
The .Japanese have concentrated
heavy columns on I.iao river and their
advance divisions has been in com act
with the Russians who are holding the
main road Iron: Fakoman to Basliien
Vtlnek ( uxih Wi.
On Thursday, t ho Japanese l avalrv
suddenly attacked the Cossacks in
overwhelming force forcing the latter
to retire. Then, supported by infan
trv. the Japanese drove Ihe Russian
infantry out -t" the village palitonn. A
Russian reconitering party 2o miles
further west ran into an ambush and
all of the party except five were killed.
Kiiriinlk.in Will Itetiirn.
St. Petersburg. May ti - Rumors of
he approaching return of Gen. Kuro
patkin from the trout now seem to be
definitely confirmed. Failing health is
assigned as the cause.
IIiikkIiiiio lint III tl Itnlil.
Tokio. May .'.. Four Russian torpedo
boat destroyers from Vladivostok ap
peared westward of Hokkaido, off
Sebu, yesterday. They seized and
burned a small trading vessel, impris
oned the captain and disappeared to
the northwest, evidently returning to
Vladivostok. There is a possibility
they destroyed other small craft.
Although none have been sighted, it
is believed the larger vessels of the
Vladivostok squadron accompanied the
Tokio. May S a. m. Four Rus
sian torpedo boat destroyers were
sighted westward of Hokkaido yester
day. IttiNMiiiiia MlKliteil.
Hongkong. May C. A dispatch from
Tsingtau says 2." Russian warships
have been sighted off Van Fong and 14
cruisers off Three Kings May 3.
French battleships were obherved
leaving Van Fong.
Will t nite 'I'oiiHirriin.
St. Petersburg. May ('.. The two di
visions of the Baltic fleet will be unit
ed by Sunday night, according to be
lief in admiralty circles here. The
future course of the united fleets is
problematical. It is expect. ;.i that Ne
bogatoff's ships will have to be recoal
ed. reprovisioned, and overhauled.
This may require several weeks.
BANKER PERRY IS
FREED OF CHARGES
Jury Acquits Him of Setting Fire to
Hegewisch Plant at Chi
cago. Chicago. May . Isaac N. Perry was
acquitted of selling fire to the plant of
the Chicago Car A: I.ocomotive works
at Hegewisch by a jury in Judge Mc
lOwen's itxirt late yesterday afternoon.
The jury retired at 1 : "' o'clock and
returned Us verdict at o:2', but oim
ballot being taken. The actual ballot
ing occupied but five minute.
In the mid-t of the semi-uproar
which followed the announcement of
the verdict. Assistant Htat'H Attorney
C. K. Lindley, who prosecuted the ex
banker both in his preliminary hearing
and the late trial, entered a nolle pros
equi to the indictment which Mill hung
over the head of the defendant. This
indictment charged Perry with having
willfully set fire to the plant for the
purjxise of obtaining the insurance
thereon. Thus Perry stands frted of
every charge made against him in con
nection with the Hegewisch fire.
THE HARGIS TRIAL
Lexington. Ky.. May The jury in
the Hargis murder case this afternoon
disagreed and wire discharged. Ft ia
understood the vote was 10 to 2 for