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AND ARGU VOL. LIV. XO. 288. CZAR MAKES A Ml GALL Summons Nations to Sec ond Hague Peace Conference. ROOSEVELT GIVES WAY Surprise Caused by This' Move Before Treaty is Ratified. St. Petersburg. Sept. 19. It is au thoritatively stated that the Russian government proposes to address the foreign powers with a view to holding a second peaco conference at The Hague. It Is known that President Roosevelt is anxious that such a con ference be called, but he is of the opinion that the first step in this di rection should be taken by the em peror of Russia, on whose initiative the first conference was held. Orlajr la Itatlllralloa. St. Petersburg. Sept. II. The Asso ciated Press is assured that the em peror's cruise will not involve delay In the signing of the peace treaty, an of ficial copy of which with all the docu ments pertaining to the conference is on Its way here with the members of the peace commission, who arrived at Cherbourg last night. The treaty Is expected to be in St. Petersburg by Thursday or Friday. The treaty will be taken to Peterhof for signature, probably by Count Lauisdorff. STAMP OUT FEVER CENTERS Disease Disappears in Places in New Orleans, Giving Hope. New Orleans, Sept. 19. The fever situation Indicated some improvement notwithstanding the warm, wet weath er. Tn several centers of the city where fever heretofore prevailed It has disappeared, and nests of infection are warce. One suspicious case of yellow fever has been found on the govern ment boats at Kemps Bend In North ioulsiana. infection being traceable to New Orleans. New Orleans, Sept. ID. New cases f yellow fever today numbered 12; deaths, 2. MINERS REFUSE PEACE OFFER Referendum Vote Decides Against the Agreement of Vice President. Springfield. 111.. Sept. 19. Miners employed in the coal mines of tk Chi cago and Alton snbdistrict have reject ed the advice of National Vice Presi dent Iewis to return to work under an agreement effected by the rtate execu tive board of the miners' organization with the operators. A referendum vote on Lewis' advice was taken on Satur day and was rejected. f21 to 165. Iew is will submit the evidence to National President Mitchell, who will pa?s upon the case. MONEY FLOWING INTO JAPS' BANKS Business Men Show Confidence in Wis dom of Terms of Treaty of Peace. Toklo, Sert. 19 Despite the fact that the exhibition of popular dissatis faction over peace arrangements con tinues unabated, there are Indications the business contingent is slowly sober ing down. Capital intended for new enterprises following the successful conclusion of the treaty of peace is gradually flowing into banks as depos its in amounts which are likely to low-t-r the rate of interest. DISABLED AT SEA Steamer Bremen With Large Passenger List, Towed Into Port Halifax. N. S.. Sept. 19. The North German Lloyd steamer Bremen, which sailed from New York last Thursday has bten sighted at the entrance of the harbor in tow of the steamer. Luci gen. The Bremen's propeller is dam aged. She carried 100 cabin passengers beside those in the steerage. It Is learned when the Bremen wa out two days from New York the shaft suddenly broke and the vessel drifted helpless until the following day when the steamer Lucigen took her in tow AH on board are welL DIED IN A JOINT Former Wealthy Man Meets Ter rible Fate in Salt Lake City. TWO CHINESE WITH HIM Three Found Dead or Dying from Poison Given in Opium Resort. Salt Lake City. Sept. 19. A Chinese woman called the police to a building at 53 Plum Alley, where on the third floor, the officers found a dead Chinese fritting bolt upright on a cot while in the same room another Chinese, who apperred to be insane, had kindled a fire on the floor, apparently in an at tempt to destroy the building. On the floor below, the police found "Eddie" Merode, a white man, apparently in a dying condition from what the police believe to be opium poisoning. Merode is an acrobat, who recently has been giving exhibitions In vaude ville houses. His money, watch and chain were missing. lakerltrd Wraith. Merode. whose true name was E. J. Baer. died without making a statement. An acquaintance said last night he was the son of a wealthy cotton manufac turer, now deceased, of Wilmington, N. C. Some years ago, said the friend, Baer received $30,O0 from his fath er's estate, which he spent before go ng into the circus business. SONS OF VETERANS REMAINS SEPARATE Technicality Prevents Merging With G. A. R. In Session at Pittsburg. Gettysburg. Pa., Sept. 19. At the first business session of the annual en campment of the National Sons of Vet erans' association held today, a motion to merge the Sons with the G. A. R. was lost on a technicality. Gettysburg. Pa.. Sept. 19. The an nua encampment of the National Asso ciation of Sons of Veterans pcned last evening with a largely attended recep tion tendered to the visiting members and their friends by the Ladies' Auxil iary of Gettysburg camp. The business session began today. HELPED SMUGGLE THREE CHINESE IN Is Charge Preferred Against Two Gov ernment Inspectors Ordered Removed. Washington. Sept. 19. The depart ment of commerce today issued an or der removing Edward Boltz and Charles V. Stevenson. Chinese inspect ors in the immigration service. They are charged with assisting in smug gling four Chinamen into the United States at Buffalo and with swearing falsely at the hearing of these China men. CIGARET LAW GETS A JOLT Judge Admits Statute Does Not Affect Giving Away Papers. Omaha. Neb.. Sept. 19. Tn a test case brought by John Alpherson, a lo cal tobacco dealer. Judge Day declared unconstitutional the new anti-cigaret law in so far as it relates to giving away cigaret papers. The decision is based on the grounds that title to the act prohibits only the manufacture and sale of cigarets. Judge Day expressed bis regret that he was unable to up hold the law,. He said that as judge of the Juvenile court he had found the cigaret habit prevalent among boys and he would have liked to assist in breaking It up. The case will be taken to the supreme court. DIE 61 YEARS AFTER WEDDING Aged Lee County Couple Pass Away Within 48 Hours of Each Other. Sterling. 111.. Sept. 19. After 61 years of married life Mr. and Mrs. An drew Morris, of Marion. Lee county. died within 48 hours of each other and a double funeral was held today. Mi not Bank Claicil. Minot, N. D.. Sept. 19. The Minot National bank failed to open its doors this morning and a notice was posted I. 1 l l a j-a m a I a Z wuicn rcaas: tiosea. penaiog acwou of the controller of the currency." Sugar Cheapened. New York.. Sept. 19. All grades of refined sugar were reduced 20 cents a hundred pounds today. Prominent Leroy Man Dead. Bloomington. 111.. Sept. 19. Joseph Kenan, a banker and former mayor of Leroy. III., died today, aged 77. Troops Leave Yokohoma. Yokahoma, Sept. 19. Troops tent here during recent riots have been withdrawn to Tokio. UNITE TOO COUNTRIES Keynote at Banquet of Officials at Berlin. AMERICAN IS HONORED Reciprocity Which is Really Reciprocal Urged by Ger man Speaker. Berlin, Sept. 19. A farewell dinner under the auspices of the American As sociation of Commerce and Trade in Berlin was given at the Hotel Kaiser holf last night to Frank H. Mason, the retiring American consul general here, who succeeded John K. Gowdy as con sul general at Paris. Charlemange Tower, the American ambassador, presided. He proposed the health of President Roosevelt and then of Emperor William and the mem bers of the imperial family. Make First Addrma. Director Von Koerner, head of the department of foreign commerce in the foreign office, who was delegated to represent the Imperial government, made the first address. Privy Counselor Goldberger, who is one of the close advisers of the Ger man government in commercial rela tions and the author of a book on the United States entitled "The Iand of Unlimited Possibilities," insisted that the United States and Germany be longed together economically each sup plementing the other. Mut lZuA Agreeineat He admitted that the majority of the American people desired at the present time to maintain the high protective tariff and were opposed to commercial treaties, with unconditional most fa vored nation treatment for long peri ods. Germany, on the other hand. In consequence of its present commercial policy, must terminate its existing agreement with the United States.' Oth erwise it would be' quitting the paths of its commercial policy as already constitutionally determined on and would be acting contrary to the spirit if not the text of the treaties already concluded with seven European coun tries. (ioldbericrr I'lrada fur Hrt-lprwlty. Herr Goldberger pleaded for a reci procity treaty in the sense of President McKinley's last political utterance, but said that so far as possible, equivalent advantages must be given. He urged fair play in executing and administer ing whatever arrangements might be made, and added that he hoped the forthcoming negotiations for a treaty would bridge over all economic differ ences between the two great nations. CAPTAIN YOUNG ON TRIAL Commander of Bennington Made De fendant in Court Martial. Mare Island, Cal.. Sept. 19. The court martial of Commander Lucien Young, who was in command of the United States gunboat Bennington when the boilers of that vessel ex ploded in San Diego harbor last month is in session. Judge Gear, his attorney. and the full board, are present. TURKEY YIELDS A POINT TO AMERICA Concedes Right to Investigate Claim of Accused Men to Citi zenship. Constantinople. Sept. 19. Turkey has taken the first step towards yield ing to the demands of the "American legation by admitting the right of American consular authorities to see Annenlas, Vartanian and Afarian. charged with political crimes, and in vestigate their claims'to be entitled to American protection. FAMILY SPURNS REMAINS Ignominious End of Charles Edwards, the Notorious Cracksman. New York, Sept. 19. Charles Ed wards, the notorious cracksman, was found dead yesterday in a stable. The kick of a horse had torn the top of his head off. Edwards was a member of the. famous Jimmy Hope gang, and had been in jail 38 times. His widow and three children refused to claim the body and it will be buried in the pot ter's field. Snow in Colorado. Cripple Creek, Colo.. Sept. 19. Sev eral inches of snow fell here yesterday. The snow fall was preceded by a high wind that blew down several build ings. incluAl-ng Urge ice house. .THE ARGUS. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1905. NOT LIABLE Non-union Man Losing Job Has No Recourse at Law. CHICAGO COURT DECIDES Organized Labor Not Responsible for Discrimination Resulting from Its Attitude. Chicago, Sept. 19. If a union tells a contractor that its men will not work with a non-union man. and if as a re sult the non-union man is discharged and is unable to secure employment on account of the attiiude of unions to wards him. the union is not liable for damages to the non-union man. Jndar InMrurtrtf Jury. This is the substance of a decision rendered here in the superior court, by Judge Gary, when instructing a jury to find a verdict of not guilty in favor of local No. 147 Brotherhood of Paint ers, which organization had been sued by John P. Burgher, a non-union man. for $35,000 damages. JAMES MOL DID NOT TAKE BRIBE MONEY Former Grand Rapids Alderman Ac quitted in Noted Water Deal Case. Grand Rapids. Sept. 19. The jury to day found former Aid. James Mol not guilty of accepting a bribe from former City Attorney Salsbury to aid the noted Lake Michigan water deal. This was Mol's second trial. He was found guil ty at the first trial. WILLRESPECT YELLOW FEVER President Goes to New Orleans Oct. 24 Unless Conditions Prevent. New York, Sept. 19. President Roosevelt has sent a message to May or Behrman of New Orleans in which he said he expected to arrive in that city Oct. 24. and that he should do so if people wanted him to come then. If they wanted him to come later he would make a second trip to visit Louis iana and Arkansas, as he intended to hrfever the people of New Orleans and Louisiana wished, subject to the quarantine regulations of the states through ""hich he would afterward pass. FLOOD AT HEIGHT Mississippi Will Not Reach the Danger Line at St. Louis. DAMAGE THROUGH STATE Rail Communication Between St. Louis and Kansas City Entirely Cut Off. St. Ixiuis. Sept. 19. The stage ot the Mississippi riyer measured 27.0.1 feet this forenoon, a rise of over H feet in 24 hours. The flood tide is still creeping higher, although slowly. In the opinion of river men. the crest of the freshet will have been reached within the next 24 hours, and it will not go over the danger line. Strrl BrlilsrM Waohrri Out. The loss to railroads in Missouri is enormous. Miles of track are wasnea away, and dozens of steel bridges are swept out. as well as hundreds of smaller bridges and culverts. Rail road traffic In central Missouri is par alyzed, and there is no longer direct communication between St. Louis and Kansas City by rail. Central Missouri towns have had no mall for three days. The Missouri Pa cific and Missouri, Kansas & Texas have run no trains over their tracks between St. Louis and Kansas City since Saturday morning, and the Wa bash and Alton have been forced prac tically to abandon operations today. The only means of communication remaining between the two cities is by a roundabout way. lt l.lghtlaK Plant Urtrord. In several towns the lighting plants and large industrial enterprises have been almost entirely destroyed by the flood. Osage, Gasconade. Chariion, Mera mec and other tributaries of the Mis souri are out of thMr banks and rising steadily. THIRD ADVANCE OF OIL IN TWO WEEKS Pittsburg. Pa., Sept. 19. The price of all grades of crude oil, except Rag lan, was advanced again today by the Standard Oil company, making the third advance in two weeks. As usual, the higher grade were raised three cents and the lower grades two. UNION BEEF TRUST MAKES MOVE Attacks Pos t on of Gov- ernment on Mere Technicalities. MERIT NOT CONSIDERED Residence of a Grand Juryman Leading Question at Issue. Chicago, Sept. 19. By pleas in abate ment, attorneys representing 17 pack ers and other persons indicted on charges of conspiracy in a trust to monopolize the meat business, have attacked the position of the govern ment. The attack is made against the impaneling of a jury. It alleges im proper service of summons on John Murray, one of the jurors; tin lawful presence of a stenographer in the grand jury room during the hear ing and subsequent writing of the shorthand notes, and that the indict ment was returned in the eastern di vision of Illinois, although the jury which found the indictment was sit ting in the northern division of the northern distrct. All IlayM ConffrfiKT, The plea was filed late yesterday af ternoon with District Attorney C. B. Morrison, after an all day's conference between Attorney John S. Miller, gen eral counsel for the packers, and a number of associate counsel in the case. The main ground upon which the de fendants stand in their plea, is the pres ence of John Murray on the jury. It is their claim that the jury was drawn from the box previous to March 3, at which time a law redistricting the northern district of Illinois went into effect. Previous to this. Kankakee county, the home of John Murray, was in the northern division of the north ern district of Illinois. By the terms of the new law, this county was placed In the eastern divison and therefore not within the jurisdiction of the court. .4IIKP Improper Scrv ler. To substantiate the allegation that the jury was illegal and incompetent because of Murray's preseuce. it Is de clared in the plea that Murray was served on March X. five days after the enactment of the law moving Kanka kee county from this division, by a deputy marshal of another division of the district. AFTER STUDEBAKER REMAINS Watchman at South Bend Mausoleum Exchanges Shots With Ghouls. South Bend, Ind., Sept. 19. Several shots were exchanged yesterday be tween two suspicious characters anil Thomas Hackney, a watchman, who since the remains of the late Clement Studebaker were interred iu the family mausoleum at the city cemetery has kept a constant watch over the tomb. Hackney asserts that the movements of the men attracted his attention, ami when he appeared they fled, at the same time firing with revolvers. Hack ney asserts that one of the men was wounded. PRINCE LOUIS IS DUE HERE NOV. 2 British North Atlantic Squadron Will Anchor Off Annap olis. Washington, Sept. 19. The state de partment has been informed that Prince Louis of Battenburg will be in Washington Nov. 2. The British North Atlantic squadron under his command will lie in the roads off An napolis while the commander-in-chief and staff officers make their visit to this city. They will be received by the president at the white house with proper ceremonies. POWER BOILER EXPLODES Lives of Score of Men Endangered in New York City Several Injured. New York, Sept. 19. A score of men in the power house of the United Elec tric Light & Power company had h narrow escape from death last night, when the 16,000 horse power boiler ex ploded. Five men were seriously in jured. One, Patrick Brady, will die. Bryan County Delegate. Lincoln, Neb., Sept. 19. William J. Bryan was delegate to the Lancaster county democratic convention which met here today. The convention chose delegates for the democratic conven tion tomorrow which Bryan will also attend. PROPOSES A SUIT Attorney Genera! of New York Considers Action Against Insurance Men FOR CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION Holds Law Has Been Violated Giving to Republican National Committee. Saranac Lake. N. Y.. Sept. 19. It is practically certain that Judas Mayer, state attorney general, will begin ac tion to compel restitution by those offi cers of the New York Life who caused the expenditure of $15).0ui of the com pany's funds as campaign contribu tions, and also to determine whether or not the donations constitute official misconduct on the part of managers of a trust fund. This was the sub stance of a statement made last night by one very close to the attorney gen eral and well qualified to speak with full authority. Will liilr Ifiv Mr. Mayer left here last night for New York. No small part of his time in New York will be spent in inter views with members of the Armstrong committee and their counsel. Messrs. Hughes and McKeen. o Mure Contribution. New York. Sept. 19. Paul Morton, president of the Equitable Life Assur ance society, said that hereafter the Equitable will refuse to contribute to political campaign funds. Should the state's attorney general make the admission of Mr. Perkins that the New York Life contributed $1'0.000 to the republican national campaign fund, the basis for suits de manding restitution, as is believed general! v will be the case, the only j possible defense would be that such donations were made In the interest of the policy holders as a body. IGNORED SYLPH; LICENSE REVOKED Captain of Fruit Ship Oteri Punished for Act Last Apri I. Washington, Sept. 19. The depart ment of commerce has revoked the li cense of the captain of the steamer Oteri. formerly one of the United Fruit company's vessels plying between West Indies and Baltinfoie. because of his alleged refusal to aid the presi dent's yacht, Sylph, when she was dis abled off the coast of North Carolina last April after having conveyed Mrs. Roosevelt to Florida. NO DANGER NOW OF CHOLERA EPIDEMIC German Government Makes Official Announcements No Deaths in 24 Hours. Washington, Sept. 19. Ambassador Tower cabled the state department to day from Berlin as follows: "It is announced officially by the German government that the cholera has been checked and that any epidem ic is entirely unlikely." Berlin, Sept. 19. Today's official bul letin shows seven fresh cases of cho lera today and no deaths. 15,000 ODD FELLOWS IN LINE Parade Feature of Conclave in Pro gress at Philadelphia. Philadelphia. Pa.. Sept. 19. The fea ture of the Odd Fellows' conclave was the parade this afternoon. The line of march covered a distance of more than three miles and the entire length was thronged with sight-seers. It is esti mated 15,000 men were in line. RIOT FOLLOWS ELECTION Several Killed in State of Coahuila, Mexico, Sunday. El Paso. Texas, Sept. 19. A dis patch from Coahuila. Mexico, says a riot followed Sunday's gubernatorial election and several persons were kill ed in Saltallo the state capital. Nome Fire Destroys $200,000. Seattle, Wash.. Sept. 19. Sixty buildings were destroyed by file at Nome, Alaska, the night of Sept. 13, causing a kiss estimated at 1200,000. The city hall, a. small building, was wiped out, but the records were saved. It is reported that the big stores of M. E. Atkinson and J. P. Parker were burned. No loss of life is reported. Dutch Parliament Opens. The Hague. Sept. 19. The states general opened today. Queen Wilhel rnina's speech, after expressing her pleasure at the end of the far eastern war. dealt with Internal matters. Maj. Montgomery Dies. Washington, Sept. 19. Maj. Robert H. Montgomery. V. S. A., retired, died I today of Url&ht disease. PRICE TWO CENTS. INCENDIARY FIRES FORTS Mysterious Attempts Are Made to Destroy New York's Defenses. FOUR RECENT CASES Considerable Damage Done but No Clew. Discovered as to Source. New York. Sept. 19. Four mysteri ous fires in three forts protecting New York harbor within the last two month J have caused the military authorities of the department of the east much con cern. Two fires have been at Fort Hamilton, one at Fort Wadsworth. and the last at Fort Sloeum Sunday night. In each case there have been suspicious circumstances concerning the origin of the fire. I.OMm nrr llruvy. Magazines, barracks, hospitals, for age, and even big siege guns, have boon destroyed, and despite the most thorough investigations nothing is known definitely as to how the fires started. STATE LIQUOR DEALERS MEET Old Officers Will Probably Be Reelect ed in Sessions at Peoria. Peoria. Sept. 19. The 2tlth aunual convention of the Liquor Dealers' Pro tective association of Illinois met today with ;( delegates. President Harry W. Airwarm of Chicago. Vice Presi dent J. F. Tillibtiescher of Qtilncy. and Secretary M. J. McCarthy of Chicago, will probably be re-elected. TORONTO FLOUR MILL BURNS Ten Thousand Barrets of Flour and 300,000 Bushels of Wheat Destroyed. Toronto, Ont., Sept. 19. One fire man was killed, another seriously In jured, and two others slightly hurt In a fire that destroyed the Brown flou mills today. The mill contained 10,000 barrels of flour and 300.000 bushels of wheat. The loss is $.'00,000. WATERMELON SEASON OVER Crop Was Unusually Light, But Prices Were High. The water melon season, so far as car-lot shipments are concerned, has closed in the melon belt In this sec tion. The crop was a very light one in quantity, probably not exceeding ouo-third the usual crop. Prices aver aged about no per cent higher, taking the entire season through, than the av erage, so the growers' loss by light crops will be almost made up by the increased prices. Mrs. Stanford's Estate. San Jose. Cal.. Sent. 19. An Inven tory of the separate personal estate ot the late Mrs. Jane Lathrop Stanford has been filed by the appraisers. The estate foots up $::,39l.K7l. Ex-Mayor Dead. Fond du Lac. Wis.. Sept. 19. Former Mayor Frank II. I tonkins died suddenly today. ANOTHER FRANCO- GERMAN CRISIS New Snag Over Moroccan Conference Does Not Seem to Be Danger ous, However. Paris. Sept. 19. Another crisis has arisen in negotiations between France and Germany relative to the Moroccan conference;. This has renulted in a suspension of the meetings between Dr. Rosen and M. Revoil, respectively special plenipotentiaries of Germany and France. The foreign office, how ever, continues to view the situation as being susceptible of adjustment. MUST PAY TAXES Prussian Court Decides Against Crown Princ8 Frederick William. Berlin, Sept. 19. The superior court of Prussia today rejected the appeal of Crown Prince Frederick William from the decision of the tax assessors of Cel district, who levied on the estate which the prince inherited from his grandfather. The prince claimed ex emption, as heir to the throne, to pay ing taxes under the statute exempting the crown from so doing.