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VOL. LIV. XO. 288.
A Ml GALL
Summons Nations to Sec
ond Hague Peace
ROOSEVELT GIVES WAY
Surprise Caused by This' Move
Before Treaty is
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, Sept. ID. New cases
f yellow fever today numbered 12;
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
INTO JAPS' BANKS
Business Men Show Confidence in Wis
dom of Terms of Treaty
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
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
TWO CHINESE WITH HIM
Three Found Dead or Dying from
Poison Given in Opium
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.
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
Technicality Prevents Merging With
G. A. R. In Session at
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.
THREE CHINESE IN
Is Charge Preferred Against Two Gov
ernment Inspectors Ordered
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."
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.
Keynote at Banquet of
Officials at Berlin.
AMERICAN IS HONORED
Reciprocity Which is Really
Reciprocal Urged by Ger
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
(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
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
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.
Non-union Man Losing Job Has
No Recourse at
CHICAGO COURT DECIDES
Organized Labor Not Responsible for
Discrimination Resulting from Its
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
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
FLOOD AT HEIGHT
Mississippi Will Not Reach the
Danger Line at St.
DAMAGE THROUGH STATE
Rail Communication Between St. Louis
and Kansas City Entirely
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
Osage, Gasconade. Chariion, Mera
mec and other tributaries of the Mis
souri are out of thMr banks and rising
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.
Attacks Pos t on of Gov-
ernment on Mere
MERIT NOT CONSIDERED
Residence of a Grand Juryman
Leading Question at
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
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
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
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
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
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
PROPOSES A SUIT
Attorney Genera! of New York
Considers Action Against
FOR CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION
Holds Law Has Been Violated
Giving to Republican National
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
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.
Captain of Fruit Ship Oteri Punished
for Act Last
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
German Government Makes Official
Announcements No Deaths in
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,
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.
Mysterious Attempts Are
Made to Destroy New
FOUR RECENT CASES
Considerable Damage Done but
No Clew. Discovered as
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
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
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
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
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.
Fond du Lac. Wis.. Sept. 19. Former
Mayor Frank II. I tonkins died suddenly
New Snag Over Moroccan Conference
Does Not Seem to Be Danger
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
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.