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VOL. LIV. NO. 198.
THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 1905.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
OF A NEW ERA FOR RUSSIANS:
ROYAL PAIR WE
ROR TO CONVENE ASSEW1BLY
PRESENCE OF NOTABL
REMNANTS OF RUSSIAN FLEET
BEING INTERNED AT VARIOUS PORTS
Only Way to Escape Capture at Hands of Japanese
Peace Efforts Gain Recognition at
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Manifesto Giving Self
TWO HOUSES PLANNED
Members Elected by People to
Be Kept Under Author
ity of Crown.
St. Petersburg, June 6. The Asso
ciated Press is informed on authority
today that an imperial manifesto prob
ably will be issued tomorrow that will
immediately realize the popular de
mand for a parliamentary regime by
creating a legislative assembly con
sisting of two houses.
I'PPEH IIOl'SK MORE POWERFI'l.
While the upper house will enjoy
the preponderance of power, the lower
house will also have legislative func
tions and the right to interpellate min
isters, the plan also Involving the re
sponsibility of the ministers. The em
peror retains complete control of the
legislative assembly with the right to
veto and the power to dissolve the as
semblies and order new elections.
i:mi'khoh c iionf-: phkiiif:t.
The assemblies will be presided over
by a member of the emperor's choosing.
Members of the assembly will be elect
ed for three years. Ministers and
chiefs of bureaus will be members ex
officio of the legislative assembly.
Kind Ilomb Factory.
St. Petersburg. June fi. The police
of Riga have discovered a bomb fac
tory in the Phoenix factory there. Fif
ty bombs were selfed with many re
volvers, daggers and other arms. A
uumber of persons were arrested.
'.rmnlviKi Ilefy (iOTrraoiral.
Moscow. June C. In spite of official
prohibition, the Russian zemstvo con
gress assembled here today, but the
delegates met in private houses.
FOUND NOT GUILTY
Omaha Policy King Acquitted of Com
plicity in Diamond Robbery Four
teen Years Ago.
Red Oak. Iowa. Jun.- 0 Tom Dt-niii-sou.
the noted Omaha policy king, on
trial for complicity with Frank Sher
cliftV in the theft of $lS.ooo worth of
diamond from Charles Pollock, a
Philadelphia diamond salesman, on a
train near Missouri Valley 14 years
aw. was acquitted late last night.
MILWAUKEE PLANS NEWHALL
Projects a $400,000 Auditorium to Re
place Burned Building.
Milwaukee, Wis.. June 6. Prepara
tions are already on foot which aim at
the erection of a $400,000 structure on
the site occupied by the burned exposi
tion building. A call will be Issued at
once by the Milwaukee Musical associ
ation and the scheme outlined some
time ago by them in conjunction with
the Merchants' and Manufacturers as
sociation will doubtless be put through.
The main auditorium will seat 4.000.
The legislature probably will authorize
Milwaukee to bear part of the burden.
SURVEYING" SHIP AGROUND
Thought at First a Trans-Atlantic Lin
er In No Danger.
New York. June C. The steamer
which weut aground near Freeport. L.
1.. late last night aud which was at
first thought to be a trans-Atlantic lin
er proved to be the United States sur
v eying ship. Caucus. It Is believed
she will be floated before night.
TWO TIDAL WAVES
ON LAKE MICHIGAN
Chicago. June 6 The shifting of at
mospheric conditions on Iake Michi
gan caused a succession of "tidal
waves" today, two being recorded in
Chicago ami oae at Michigan City.
They did no damage.
Worker Killed in Landslide.
Burliugton. Iowa, June 6. August
ii on.i R.t Thurman. workmen in
a sewer, were buried by a landslide.
After three hours' work Rader was
found standing upright, stone ueau
Thurman was taken out alive.
Russians Vent Anger at Navy.
St. Petersburg. June C An echo of
l he naval defeat is heard from Odessa.
During the recent city elections every
candidate having naval connections
St. Petersburg. June 6. The rumor
circulated on the Berlin bourse of the
assassination of the czar is groundless.
Heard la Berlla.
Berlin. June 6. It is reported on
the bourse that the Russian emperor
has been assassinated. A private tel
egram to that effect is said to have
ARE ONLY RUMORS
Reports of Peace in Chicago
Teamsters' Strike Have No
ALL MUST AGREE TO TERMS
Else Employes Will Not Consider
Them President Shea in Jail
Chicago, June 6. There are rumors
of peace in the teamsters' strike, but it
is not in sight; in fact, it is no nearer
than it was May 20, when the team
sters' council refused the plan then as
Try to Settle la I'nrt.
A committee representing the rank
and file called on some of the employ
ers today with a view of settling the
strike with individual employers. The
condition of settlement was the non
delivery to railway express companies.
The committee was given to under
stand the settlement must be with all
the employers or none.
The international executive board
was in session considering means of
settlement, but President Shea said
the strike will go on. the rank and file
being opposed to a "dishonorable set
tlement." Two Hour la Jail.
Chicago. June 6. Cornelius P. Shea
spent two hours in the county jail last
night. With him as his cellmate was
Hugh McGee, president of the Truck
Drivers' union. The two were arrested
at 7 o'clock and taken to the county
jail at S. For two hours they were oc
cupants of cell 523 in that institution.
Then they were released on bonds
signed by Alderman Thomas Carey
and John K. Fitzpatrick, proprietor ol
the saloon in which they were ar
Shea's arrest was due to his failure
to give himself up when he knew that
capiases had been issued for him on
the charge of conspiracy.
Tide for Ieaoe.
Chicago. June C. The peace tide in
the teamsters' strike set in strongly
again yesterday. Before night it had
reached a point where the employers
practically had agreed to meet the
teamsters once more to make another
try at a settlement. This conference,
it was said, might take place today.
The employers, before consenting to
another meeting, made one ironbound
condition. They absolutely refused to go
into conference with any union com
mittee not fully empowered to act.
They stipulated that peace emissaries
from the teamsters' joint council must
bring written credentials to this ef
ILLINOIS' PART IN THE FAIR
Told of in Report of Louisiana Pur
chase Exposition Committee.
The report of the Illinois commission
in charge of this state's exhibit at the
Louisiana Purchase exposition has
been published in pamphlet form and
is being distributed. Over 2o0 pages
are devoted to description of what this
state contributed to make the big fair
a success and the illustrations are well
selected. With an appropriation of
$250,000 the commission accomplished
a great deal. The amount was small
compared with the $800,000 Illinois gave
the Columbian exposition and the $1,
000.000 that Missouri gave toward last
year's fair. Yet Illinois contributed
one of the most valued aggregations of
exhibits in 1904 and the visitors from
this state were more numerous than
those from any other state with the
exception of Missouri. It is a record to
be proud of and one worthy of being
placed in form to be permanently re
corded and distributed for general pe
Pulford Estate $150,000.
Savanna Evening Times: Judge
Wingert has appointed Mrs. Lucinda
Pulford and W. I Westbrook adminis
trators of the estate of the late Both
well Pulford under an approved bond
of $40,000. Mrs. Pulford. the widow
was entitled to the appointment by law
and she chose Mr. Westbrook to act
with her. The personal property is
rated at $20,000, and the real estate
holdings will be something over $150.
been received by Mendelssohns, bank
ers of the Russian government.
Deay flavin: Telegram.
Berlin. June C. Mendelssohns deny
most positively receiving the telegram
regarding the assassination of Emperor
Nicholas, and the report otherwise is
SPECIAL IN WRECK
Knights of Columbus Meet With
Mishap on Way to Los
COACHES JUMP THE TRACK
Several Slightly Hurt Large Number
of Visitors at the National
Los Angeles, June C. The Boston
special bearing 250 Knights of Colum
bus and visitors, which arrived here
today over the San Pedro. Ixs Angeles
& Salt Lake road, was delayed by a
wreck at Caliente. Two coaches jump
ed the track as a result, It is thought,
of spreading of the rails and tore up
Some knights sustained slight cuts
and bruises. One delegate from Illi
nois named Fitzgerald sustained a bro
I. ante -N'umher Attending.
Los Angeles, Cal., June 6. Thous
ands of visitors are in Los Angeles fot
the national conclave of the Knights of
Columbus. Large parties have arrived
by special trains from Boston. New
York, Philadelphia and other eastern
points and almost every state from the
Atlantic to the Pacific is represented
CONGER NOT A CANDIDATE
FOR GOVERNOR OF IOWA
Ambassador to .Mexico Sets at Rest
Report That Has Been Wide
Mexico City. June C. Ambassador
Couger puts an end to the rumor cir
culated in American papers that he
would remain here but six months, re
tiring to become a candidate for gov
ernor of Iowa. He says he is not a
candidate for governor, that he likes
diplomatic service and prefers to serve
his country in it. He says his appoint
ment here is permanent so far as he
Nan Patterson Shut Out.
Columbus. O.. June G. Dickson &
Talbott, of Indianapolis, who own the
Grand ojera house here, announce that
they have refused to allow Nan Patter
son to play in their houses. They run
playhouses in Indianapolis and other
MICHIGAN AND WISCONSIN EXPERIENCE
Two Days' Rain Floods Large
Area and Does Immense
Amount of Damage.
Detroit, June C. Reiorts today from
the state say the rain and wind storm
which was general all over the lower
part of Michigan yesterday afternoon
and last night, was the most severe in
many years. Iss of life is reported
in Tulsco county where cyclone pro
portions, and heavy property loss are
reported in all directions. Streams are
flooded out of their banks and in west
em Michigan railroad service is seri
ously delayed. Thirty washouts were
reported today on the Pere Marquette
system and the Grand Trunk reported
Damage Plaeed at S-'MMMMt.
Detroit, June C. The storm damage
to western Michigan is estimated at
half a million dollars. The loss in
Grand Rapids and vicinity alone will
reach $100,0o0. Word was received
from the village of Kingstou that 11
people were injured there.
Appleton, Wis.. Juue C. The worst
rain storms have visited this part ol
Wisconsin during two days and the en
tire country today is practically under
water. The river is higher than it has
been in years and rising. The paper
mills are shut down. Washouts are
numerous. No trains on the Chicago
& Northwestern railway have arrived
here from the south since yesterday.
Faa da Lar SeftTera.
Fond du Lac, Wis., June C. Fond du
Lac is battling with the worst flood in
Washington, June C. Consul Gener
al Rodgers, at Shanghai cabled the
state department as follows:
"At Woosung are now anchored sev
en Russian colliers which will doubt
less be interned. It is reported there
are a number of Japanese vessels at
Gutzliff. The Russian torpedo boat de
stroyer Bodri has been interned at
Agree to lalrrnmenl.
St. Petersburg. June C. Russia has
practically agreed to the internment of
the Russian warships at Manila.
Will Not Kqoip Squadron.
Hamburg, June 6. News reached
here from Libau that German seamen
employed there for service with the
fourth Russian squadron which it was
intended to send to the far east, have
received orders to return home, as
their contract has been cancelled by
recent events. This Is considered proof
that Russia has definitely abandoned
further efforts to wrest the sea power
Will ItaiMe Sunken Ship.
Tokio. June C. The Russian cruis
ers Admiral Nakhimoff, Vladimir Mon
omakh and Dmitri Donskol having sunk
in comparatively shallow water, it is
proposed to raise them. A survivor of
the cruiser Ural says: "The Ural was
hit on the starboard side by a 12-inch
shell which penetrated and burst in
DELCASSE IS 00T
French Minister Again Resigns
and This Time it is
ROUVIER TAKES HIS PLACE
Action Due to Rejection of French
Plan of Reform by Sultan
Paris, June fi. Foreign Minister
Delcasse has resigned and the resigna
tion was accepted. Premier Rouvier
will assume temporarily the portfolio
of minister of foreign affairs.
Hue to Moroi'iMi Failure.
The resignation of Delcasse is due
to the failure of the French policy in
Morocco, the sultan having practically
rejected France's plan for the reform
of the administration of Morocco by
proposing that the whole subject be
submitted to a conference of the pow
ers signatory to the treaty of Madrid.
Jesse James' Son Acquitted.
Kansas City, June C. Jesse James,
son of the famous bandit .was acquit
ted by a jury in a justice court here
last night on a charge of exacting usur
ious interest on a loan . The verdict
was that the ecvidence did not support
its history and with more rain threat
ened, the whole city may be under wa
ter before another day.
River In a Torrent.
The Fond du Lac river and its west
branches and De Nevue creek are rag
ing torrents sending water over the
banks and for miles beyond. Down
town basements and residence cellars
are flooded. Business houses and man
ufacturing concerns suffer heavily.
Crops in rural districts are practically
ruined. The damage so far is estimated
at $100,000 in the city and north with
possibly that amount in the country.
Trarka latter Water.
Tracks of three railways entering
Fond du Iac are covered with water
for miles. The flood is the result of a
storm which started Saturday and con
tinued until today.
The Eldorado dam broke today, and
the water is rising.
Tb Dealha Reported.
Chippewa Falls, Wis., June f,. Chip
pewa river rose 10 feet in the past 21
hours. Houses and barns in the lower
part of the city are flooded. Two
deaths from drowning have occurred.
STRIKE BREAKER IS
OVERCOME BY HEAT
Chicago, June 6. Overcome by heat
O. H. Home, a strikebreaker, fell un
der his wagon today and was instantly
Boiler Cap Blows Off.
Cleveland, June C. Three men were
killed and two seriously Injured by a
cap blowing off a boiler of the Ameri
can Steel and Wire company, tuday.
the engine room, smashing everything
and causing the funnel and masts to
Mlalatera Work for Peace.
fans. June o. a dispatch to
Temps from St. Petersburg filed at 1
this afternoon, says:
"It is learned from an authoritative
source that the unanimous effort of the
ministers are directed towards peace
and they hope to succeed shortly."
KaUrr for IVnee.
Washington. June C. Regarding the
attitude of Emperor William toward
war in the far east, the Associated
Press is authorized to say from the
beginning of the war the emperor has
been anxious for peace. He, however
has refrained from advising either f
the belligerents, believing until one or
the other of them should intimate a
wish to conclude peace any interven
tlon or offer of mediation would prove
futile. The emperor, however, has let
his strong desire for peace be known
Ak Our Intentions
The Russian embassy here has made
inquiry of the state department, as t
the intentions of this government re
specting warships at Manila. The act
ing secretary of state at Manila has
replied by informing the embassy of
the general nature of the instructions
cabled yesterday to Gov. Wright and
JUDGMENT AGAINST .
GREENE AND GAYNOR
Canadian Commissioner Orders Them
to Jail to Await United States
Montreal, June C. Judge La Fon
taine, extradition commissioner, today
gave judgment in the case of the Unit
ed States vs. John F. Gaynor and Ben
jamin D. Greene, committing both for
extradition and ordering them back to
jail to await surrender to United
BEEF TRUST ASKS FOR TIME
Officials in Washington Trying to Stave
Washington. June .. Every effort is
being made by the beef trust to pre
vent the prosecution of its officials and
Mr. Miller, its counsel, was in Wash
ington again endeavoring to convince
the authorities that such action was
altogether inadvisable and impossible.
Charles Dawes, a banker, also is here
in conference with the officials, pre
sumably to act as intermediary be
tween the president and the trust
Messrs. Pagin and Morrison, who have
represented the government in the pro
ceedings in Chicago, were in confer
ence with Attorney General Moody. It
is understood that the policy of the
government lias been determined upon,
and by the end of this week Mr. Pagin
and Mr. Morrison will be back in Chi
cago. DAMAGING FLOODS
Washouts Cause Two Bad
Killed and Injured.
Iona. Mich.. June C. Washouts
caused by last night's rain have caus
ed two railroad accidents near here,
one on the Pere Marquette and one on
the Detroit, Grand Haven & Milwau
kee line. A Pere Marquette train ran
into a washout and the engine was de
railed and tipped over. Engineer Al
vord and Fireman H. Payne were kill
ed and Brakemen Coffee and Nealy
were slightly injured.
A Detroit, Grand Haven & Milwau
kee westbound train also ran into a
washout aud the engine and a car were
derailed. Four trainmen were injured,
SHERMAN NOT IN THE RACE
Would Rather be a Lieutenant Gover
nor Than a Congressman.
Springfield, 111.. June 6. Lieut. Gov.
Sherman was asked what truth there
was in the reports sent out from Chi
cago that he might be a candidate for
congress to succeed Col. Marsh, of
Warsaw, and said:
"There is not the slightest founda
tion for such talk. I have not commu
nicated with any person in regard to
"I would not go to Washington. I
would rather be a member of the legis
lature of Illinois thai a chogressman.
I have no use for Washington."
MASONIC TEMPLE IS
FINEST IN COUNTRY
Toledo. June (". The Masonic teni
pie. the most elaborate building of its
kind in the country, furnished at a cost
of $425,000, was dedicated today in the
presence of a large number of officers
and members of the order from all
parts of this country anil Canada.
HEAR OF BRIDGE
Testimony Given in the Case oi
the Hannibal Structure
IS BEFORE MAJ. C. S. RICHE
River, Railway and Bridge Men Are
Present Dangers of Draw to Be .
.Laid Before War Department.
In the office of the United States en
gineers in Rock Island today there was
a hearing before Maj. C. S. Riche with
reference to the remodeling of the Han
nibal bridge. This structure is said to
be the most dangerous across the Mis
sissippi river at the present time and
the prominent river men are seeking
to have the change made for the safety
of the men operating boats and for im
proving the conditions in that locality
for the traffic.
.George A. Mahan of Hannibal repre
sented the Wabash aud the Missouri
Pacific Railway companies and the
Hannibal Bridge company. Richard
Hayes and T. M. Strain represented
certain stockholders of the bridge com
pany. O. E. Cunningham represented
the Wabash Railway company as
bridge engineer, Capt. George Iimont
agent of the Diamond Jo. Capt. Wash
ington Hight, Diamond Jo pilot, atu'
Captain Campbell Hunt, pilot of the
United States steamer Lily, represent
ed the river men, and Montgomery
Meigs. United States civil engineer
was also in attendance at this hearing
Testimony on the question of the
safety of the place ami as to what im
provement is the most advisable was
taken. The prominent river men of
fered their opinions in writing aud
they were read and filed and will bt
submitted to the secretary of war for
final decision of the matter. These an
swered that they considered the Han
nibal bridge in its present condition
an unreasonable obstruction to naviga
tion, and told why.. Various plans v:er
submitted for improvement of the con
dition, but in answer to the question as
to whether or not they favored the
moving of the draw to the west, nearly
all answered that they did. They con
sidered the Hannibal bridge the most
dangerous on the Upper Mississippi
river and instances of the destruction
of boats were given.
As a defense the representatives of
the coporation that will be at a ton-vlilt-r:i
i.1t tYrifns' if the channe is
made, submitted testimony from vari
ous persons purporting to bo engaged
in running lamts through the draw.
The river men, however, do not recog
nize the men in this list as being very
prominent in the traffic.
This matter was up once before aid
the secretary of war found for the cor
poration. This time the engineers
feel that they have their case in such
shape that they will get the proposed
TWO ST. LOUIS PAPERS UNITE
Star and Chronicle Consolidate With
St. I.ouis. Mo., June '.. The St.
Louis Star and the St. Louis Chronicle,
both afternoon newspapers, publish an
nouncements of thHr consolidation un
der the name "The Star Chronicle."
The consolidation went into effect to
day, and the new corporation will be
known as the Star Chronicle Publish
ing company, with a capital stock of
$500.f(i0. Milton A. McRae will be
president and Nathan Frank, former
owner of the Star, vice president. The
paper will he independent.
WEEK FOR PEACE PRAYER
General Booth, of the Salvation Army,
Calls for Intercession.
New York. June r,. A call for a
w of craver from June lo to 1C for
the restoration of peace between Rus
sia and Japan has been receiver at
the Salvation Army headquarters from
W. Bramwell Booth, chief of the inter
national staff in London. The call
was made by direction of General
Von Buelow Made a Prince.
Berlin, June 6. Chancellor Von Bue
low has been created a prince by the
Interesting Ceremony in
Palace Chape! at
All Relatives Attend Wonder
ful Train of Bride 14
Berlin. June G. Crown Prince Fred
erick William and Duchess Cecelia of
Mecklenburg-Schwerin were married
by Dr. Dryander. court chaplain, in
the small chapel at the palace at 5 this
aftetfoon according to the ritual of
the Lutheran church, the ceremony
lasting precisely 20 minutes. About
half of the 400 persons present were
princes or special ambassadors of oth
er countries, with their aides-de-camp.
Tower Hepreaeata America.
Ambassador Tower attended as ex
traordinary ambassador for the United
States. Other guests were diplomats
accredited to this court, members of
the cabinet, generals, and admirals.
Wore Wnntlerful Train.
The duchess wore a wonderful train
of silver brocade made at Moscow, and
which was the gift of Grand Duke
Michael. It was borne by two pages.
Embroideries on the train, which was
nearly 14 feet in length and seven feet
wide, was done after designs of Prof.
Dopier in pink and silver. The cor
sage was cut low and trimmed with
lace. The bride's veil was of old Brus
sels lace of great delicacy and beauty.
She wore a tiara, a broad blue ribbon
and the grand star of the Luisene Or
der bestowed on her by the emperor
Groom In Officer Ualform.
Crown Prince Frederick William
wore the light blue uniform of a major
of the First Foot Guards, with red
and white facings. Across his breast
was the light blue ribbon, the Wen
dische crown, the highest decoration
of the dukedom of Mecklinburg
Schwerin. He also wore the Prussian
Order of the Black Eagle.
Sarah Kuhn, Convicted of Poisoning
Rich Husband, Takea Her Life
in Iowa Penitentiary.
Anamosa. Iowa. June fi. Sarah
Kuhn. who was convicted of the mur
der of her husband in 1900. and in
whose interest successive attempts be
fore Iowa legislatures were made to
secure a pardon, died at the Anamosa
penitentiary yesterday of poison.
She always professed her innocence,
and. after the last failure of her
friends to secure a pardon, became de
jected. Two weeks ago she obtained
a quantity of lye and took it in cap
sules. She was 22 years old when six years
ago she married Charles Kuhn. who
was rich, but a cripple. He became
jealous of his young wiff, and when
he died suddenly It was found he had
drunk poisoned beer.
Mrs. Kuhn maintained the old man
BOY GETS ZIEGLER WEALTH
New York, June C. The will
of the late William Zigler. tie
arctic exploration promoter, filed yes
terday, leaves the residuary estate,
conservatively valued at $30,000,000. to
Ziegler's adopted son. William Zigl-r.
The prem-nt value of the estate un
doubtedly will be increased largely be
fore the young man reaches his major
ity, at which time he will enter Into tho
enjoyment of the income, probably ex
ceeding $1,000,000 a year.
CASSATT ALSO OUT
OF EQUITABLE BOARD
New York, June C. J. Cassatt. preH
ident of the Pennsylvania railroad
company has resigned from the direct
orate of the Equitable Life Assurance
New York. June C Jacob H. Schiff.
member of the firm of Kuhn, jlh-1 &.
Co., yesterday afternoon resigned from
the board of director of the Equitable
Life Assurance society, where he had
been a member for 12 year. In his
letter of resignation to President
James W. Alexander, Mr. Schiff takes
occasion to score severely both Mr.
Alexander and Mr. Hyde, and he also
writes scathingly of the actions of ot ti
ler officials of the society.