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VOL. LIV. NO. 293 THE AKGUS, MONDAY, "SEPTEMBER 25, 1903. PRICE TWO CENTS. FIVE MAIM POINTS ARE TO CULLOM GAMP threw mm AT CHINESE i t AID DEPARTMENT DIABOLICAL DEED IS COMMITTED Ml YORK COVERED BY THE PROTOCOL Is Where Yates Supporters Will Go if Deneen Fails to Deliver. New Regime of Rural Letter Car riers Promises to Cooper ate With Cortelvou. BIG BANK FAILS BLAZE AT BUTTE Signed by the Norwegian Swedish Delegates at Karlstad TO SUPPORT FEDERAL CROWD Vu Ting Fanq Amonq PRESIDENT OUTLINES POLICY Girl Beaten Into Insensi bility in Own Home. Party of Officials Injured A Kansas City Institution Goes Into Liquida tion Against the State MachinePrepared Resolution Passed Favoring Restoring Privilege of Taking Subscrip tions for Periodicals. Montana City Loses Over 000,000 by Fire in Bus iness District. to Charge Present Governor and Friends With Treachery. ROCK ISILAK ID TO SECURE PEACE Compulsory Arbitration of Dis putes in Gen eral. Stockholm, Sept. 25. The Associat i-d Press has succeeded In securing the text of the protocol signed at Karl3tad Saturday by the Norwegian-Swedish delegates. The historic document which will become a treaty when rati fied by the two parliaments consists of five main articles and 35 sub-clauses deal with arbitration, the neutral zone, demolition of fortifications, reindeer pant urea, inter-tariff and common wa terways. Thf Arbitration of DUpiInk The agreement provides for compul sory arbitration before the Hague court of all disputes except matters of vital interest for the demolition ot fortresses within that zone with the ex ception of old portions of the fortifica tions of Fredericksten, Gyldenloeve and Overbjerget which may remain but not to be used as fortifications. SIX INCHES OF SNOW ON MOUNT WASHINGTON Early Fall of the Beautiful In New York Themometer Goes Down. Mount Washington, N. Y., Sept. 25. Snow to the depth of six inches tod" covered the summit of Mount Washing ton, and lay on the ground to a lesser !epth as far down as the half way bouse. The thermometer registered 26. AFTER WESTERN COMPANY Proceedings Begun Against Chicago Life Insurance. Oulesburg, III., Sept. 25.- Attorney Roy M. MarBh has filed In circuit court the bill in chancery of Frank H. Ueber rhein and directed against the Chicago Life Insurance company and George W. Illggs. of Chicago, in which the complainant makes grave charges of favoritism and mismanagement in the affairs of the company and among its stockholders, and asks that the court declare the stock issued to the com plainant be held in trust for him with out any of the qualifications added by the board of directors subsequent to the Issue of the Mock or that they be decreed to pay him the sum of $2,100 cash at once. Associated with Mr. Marsh in the case is Attorney R..D. Robinson, of this city. MINNEAPOLIS TIMES QUITS Gives Reason for Suspension That Paper Has Published at a Loss. Minneapolis, Sept. 25. The Minne apolis Times in its issue yesterday an nounced its suspension of publication, giving as a reason that the paper al ways has been published at loss. The announcement also states tuat sub scription lists have been purchased by the Minneapolis Tribune. German Victories in Africa. Berlin, Sept. 25. The government has received information from German Kast Africa that attacks by the rebels on Mahenge have been successfully repulsed, that the the Morogo rebels lost 350 killed, and that the Grawerth column had arrived at Kilwa after in flicting severe losses on the rebels in fcix fights. French Statesman Dead. Faris. Sept. 25. Godfrey Caviagnac, who was minister of war during the exciting period of the Dreyfus case, died suddenly today. MIKADO GIVING HIS ATTENTION TO MEMORIALS AGAINST PEACE Tokio. Sept. 25. The emperor Is giv ing personal attention to the memorials presented to the throne against the terms of peace. These memorials number nearly 100. The agitators who are trying to interview the privy coun cilors advocate ryefusal to ratify the treaty of peace and the public is al most unanimous in demanding the re signation of the cabinet. Even the moderators do not conceal their grief at the results of the negotia tions. New York. Sept. 25. B. Baron Ko mura. Japanese peace envoy, has so far recovered from his illness that he OYER UNFORTUNATE LOAN Collapse of Institution at Clinton, Mo., Pulls Down Metropolitan Concern. Kansas City. Mo., Sept. 25. The Kansas City State bank, Wiley O. Cox, president, failed to open its doors to day, having gone into voluntary liqui dation. The bank had loaned 1168,000 to the Salman bank at Clinton. Mo., which failed last July catching deposi tors for several hundred thousand dol lars. The Kansas City State bank was or ganized in 1SS8 and bad a capital ot $200,000. The last statement showed loans of $1,000,000, deposits $4,750,000. surplus $14,000. Srttleanrat of ArraMta. The following notice was posted in the door today: "This bank has gone into voluntary liquidation through the Fidelity Trust company. Checks drawn against the bank will be paid on presentation on the Fidelity Trust com pany." The trust company which is capital ized at a million, is considered one of the strongest banking institutions in the southwest. PAUL MORTON TALKS IN EQUITABLE'S CAFE Nothing More New About Restaurant Life Insurance Company is Running. New York. Sept. 23. Paul Morton, president of the Equitable Life Assur ance society, made the following state ment today: There is nothing new or sensational about the Cafe Savarine. There has been no change in its rela tion to the Equitable which now owns and operates it. I do not Hie IhJdea of the society being In the restaurant business, but it is the condition that I found, and we will have to continue in business until I can make other ar rangements. It will be my effort to get the society out of the business, al though. In lieu of the rent of the Cafe Savarine is now netting the socle? profits which approximate what the rent ought to be. No officer, director. or employe of this soeiety'is interested in any way in the profits of the cafe." ANTI-AUTO FARMERS UNITE Thousand Missourians Hold Indigna tion Massmeeting. Mexico, Md., Sept. 25. A thousand farmers held a massmeeting Saturday, formed a permanent anti-automobile as sociation, and adopted resolutions pray ing for laws regulating the driving of motor cars, which will be presented to the legislature. The resolutions cover 36 pages of foolscap and recommend among various other things that the makers of autos be compelled to give bond for any damage which may re sult from the use of their machines. Many impassioned addresses were made. Public Health Association Meets. IJoston. Sept. 23. Physicians, Bur geons and bacteriologists from all parts of the United States, Canada and Mexico are in the city to attend; the 33rd annual meeting of the American Health association which opened today and will continue unMl Friday. A wide range of subjects for discussion touch ing the preservation of. the public health has been prepared. Horses Trample Crowd. La Harpe. 111., Sept. 25. While a sale of horses was at its height at the Britt barn yards Saturday, the animals broke loose and ran into the large crowd, perhaps fatally injuring one, severely hurting another and trampling a score or more of people. will start on his journey to Japan Wed nesday. Baalamui Hnmn la laaivontak. Vladivostok, Sept. 25. The old time business activity of this city has been rapidly returning since the proclama tion of peace. The inhabitants who left during the trouble are returning, and commercial and industrial life is resuming activity. Foreign steamers and sailing vessels with freight are al ready arriving. The municipal authorities have re ceived inquiries from So American firms concerning acquirements of busi ness quarters at Vladivostok. Japan ese firms are also coming in. Now comes the report that If Deneen does not get busy in the support of Richard Yates for United States sen ator the friends of the former governor will turn into the Cullom camp and support the federal crowd as against the state machine. They expected the support from the governor, even if it was not promised. They look upon it as a political debt incurred by Deneen when he went into the combination to defeat Lowden, accepting the Yates support. And they know that Uncle Shelby has a way of taking care of his friends even if they do have to work for it. Advltx-d YatrK to Refrala. It is said that friends of Richard Yates have advised him that unless Gov. Deneen will enter into an agree ment with him which will include the entire state and which will carry with it the guarantee that the Cook county organization will be with him. it is use less for Yates to announce his candi dacy. This is said to be the view taken by Yates himself. Unless he can be as sured of the support of Cook county he is not likely to be in the senatorial race. The statements of such Cook county managers as James Pease that the names of all candidates shall be placed on the ballot with one set of delegates and that the latter be instructed in ac cordance with the popular vote is ridi culed by the friends of Yates. No half way measures will do. they say. They declare that Gov. Deneen either has to be with Yates or against him, that the Yates faction in the state will be with the governor or with Cul lom, just as the governor sees fit to act in the matter. They are prepared to assert, in case the Cook county organization will not work for Yates, that Deneen and his Chicago friends have broken their agreement with the former governor, charge them with treachery, and de part for the federal wing of the party. Offlt-- lloldrni With Drnrra. They do not expect to carry with them the Yates men who are officehold ers under Deneen. but they assert that every Yates colony not influenced by state appointments will be enrolled with Cullom as soon as Deneen has made it certain that Yates cannot get fcupport in Chicago. Furthermore, they assert that this element will be against Deneen for renomination and with Senator Hopkins when his turn to be worried comes around. It is of no use, they say, for the gov ernor to offer an agreement to aid Yates outside of Cook county and leave him to fight his own way against the federal machine in Chicago. Such a proffer will be rejected and Yates will not be a candidate. The Yates people assert that the Chicago politicians cannot count them selves out by saying that they are not bound and that whatever obligation may exist, is only between Deneen and Yates personally. The men who were directly concerned in negotiations at Springfield at the close of the state convention of 1904 are named and the Yates people are prepared to charge all of them with treachery. AUTO CARNIVAL BRINGS RESULTS Woman's Hospital Association of Mo line Has Novel Way of Rais ing Funds. The automobile carnival, which was held Saturday afternoon in Moline un der the capable direction of some of the women of that city proved a great success as a form of entertainment as well as financially, the sum of $2C6 be ing raised by this means, to be added to the fund of the Women's Hospital association. About one dozen autos had been do nated to the ladies for the occasion. and making the Stephens' lawn at Nineteenth street and Sixth avenue the waiting station and end of circuit. those patronizing the fete were treated to long or short trips over the city, the fee varying in each case. Light re freshments were also served on the lawn. The novelty of the festival contri buted toward its success. It has been suggested that inasmuch as Rock Is land's share of the Bethany Home con tribution is short several hundred dol lars such an innovation might prove as successful financially as it was in Mo line. at the same time giving material assistance to the institution that is worthy of all the support that can be given from the people. IN OUTRAGE AT PEKING Act Creates Fear for Safety of Other Leaders of Flow ery Kingdom. Peking, Sept. 25. At the Peking railway station yesterday, as a train carrying one of the four missions or dered abroad to study foreign political methods was leaving, a bomb was ex ploded inside a private car. killing four minor officials and wounding more than 20 other persons. The wounded include Prince Tsal Tche, who heads the most important of the missions, and Wn Ting Fang, form er minister to the United States, both of whom received slight injuries. The perpetrator of the outrage, who was in the car, was blown to pieces. ('Bnar Apprrhrnalun. The affair has created a profound sensation, and causes apprehension re garding the safety of members of the court and leading officials of the gov ernment. The government offices and the railways are not strongly guarded. The edict appointing the missions was issued July 16. A dispatch from Peking Aug. 29 said that the missions were appointed to study foreign sys tems of government, because the dow ager empress intended to issue a decre-3 at the new year for the establishment of a parliament 12 years hence. NO MORE BOYCOTT ON AMERICAN GOODS Consul General Rodgers Reports Con ditions Favorabre in and Around Shanghai. Washington, Sept. 25. Consul Gen eral Rodgers at Shanghai cabled the state department today as follows: "There is no longer any evidence of the boycott conditions in or about Shanghai, and American trade is active particularly with the northern part ot China, and there has been no stamp ing of goods (boycott marks) as was reported. On the whole the conditions of affairs seems to be satisfactry." HENNESSEY'S PENALTY IS SEVEN YEARS UP New York's Absconding Clerk Gets Long Prison Sentence Stole $40,000. New York. Sept. 23. James P. Hen nessey, the clerk who recently confes sed to ste'aling $40,000 from the estate of D. Percy Morgan, was today sen tenced to state's prison for seven years. According to his confession Hennessey lost the money t in a race track pool room. SEEMS PART OF A PLOT What May Be Back of Burning of Mis souri Court House. New Madrid, Mo., Sept. 25. It is 'be lieved that the fire which early yester day morning razed the court house was started by friends of six men indicted for murder in connection with the re cent race riots to destroy records and incriminating evidence. There is ev ery strong evidence of incendiarism. Just underneath the place where the fire started were the pigeon holes above the judge's bench, where are kept indictments and papers of record in the criminal court. These were burned. All papers not in vaults were destroyed, including many other valu able records. GOVERNMENT WINS IN CUBAN ELECTION President Palma Vindicated, Safe Ma jorities in All Principal Cities Being Conceded. Havana, Sept. 25. Returns from the entire island confirm the complete vic tory of the government in elections for members of the board of registration. The election In Havana passed off quietly, and telegrams from the interior say there were no disorders except at Placetas, province of Santa Clara, where many shots were fired, but no lone was killed. Indianapolis. Ind.. Sept. 23. The con cluding session of the convention of th National Rural Letter Carriers' associa tion resulted in the capitulation of the Cunningham forces and complete vic tory for the "antis." who elected the full ticket after having brought about the resignation of all former officers. Following are the new officers: President P. I I.indsey, Tucker.Ga. Vice President E. E. Dyer, Aurora, 111. Secretary P. E. Cull. Concord. Treasurer J. D. Williams, Renfrew. Pa. OatllufN Policy. Paul U Lindsay, of Georgia, who was elected president of the association, said: "The policy of the association, so far as I shall be able to shape it, will be to work in hearty cooperation with the department- in all matters pertain ing to the service. The action of this convention was not taken to defeat Cunningham and his fellow officers, but to place the association in a posi tion that it might work harmony with the postal officers at Washington. Henceforth the affairs of the organiza tion will be conducted along the lines set forth by Postmaster General Cor telyou and General Superintendent Spillman in their addresses." IVitnt Old I'rlvllejceM. Prominent among the recommenda tions made by the committee on resolu tions was one petitioning the depart ment to restore to the rural carriers the privilege of taking subscriptions for newspapers and periodicals. OWES $11,000; NO ASSETS Rock Island Man in Bankruptcy Signed Notes for Others. A petition in voluntary bankruptcy has been filed 'n the federal court at Peoria, in which the petitioner, James B. Coykendall, of this city, alleges that his liabilities, amounting, to $11.0(10 were accumulated solely by signing notes for other men as surety. Si:: different notes with the aggregate amount of $ 11,000 are now due. He alleges no assets. AUTO DRIVERS TO BLAME Lose in Suits for Damages for Injuries Resulting from Runaways. Suits involving the responsibility of the automobile driver in cases of dam age -done by runaways caused by the machines have been tried recently in cities near by and the result has al ways been disastrous to the former. A farmer in Poweshiek county, Iowa, has been awarded $1,519.50 for injuries sus tained when his horse was frightened by an automobile and ran away. A Peoria banker was assessed $100 by a jury in a similar case. Filipino Students Come. Chicago, Sept. 25. Fifty Filipino students arrived in Chicago from Washington today preparatory to regis tering in various western colleges and universities. SURVEYING CORPS COMING UP RIVER Work is Authorized by Congress Be tween Mouth of Missouri and St. Paul. Working from the south, the govern ment surveying fleet is engaged be tween Alton and Rock Island. Congress at its last session author ized a survey of the upper Mississippi river between the mouth of the Mis souri river and St. Paul, and estimate of cost, for the purpose of arriving at some definite conclusion regarding the permanent depth of six feet which is being sought by commercial interests. No survey exists that gives the data required. Hence, the government en gineers are now engaged in completing this data. This action is the result of negotia tions introduced by the 1'pper Missis sippi River Improvement association before congress. The representatives of the associa tion, after conference with the rivers and harbors committee of the house, agreed to the survey and estimates. Consequently the bill was passed with authority for the work being provided for in it. With the necessary iuformation ia hands of the engineers, and accessible to congress, the foundation for prac tical and business-like negotiations with the committees of the house and senate will be established. Without it, nothing could be accomplished look ing toward the permanent improvement of the upper river. The association will also be inform ed so it can proceed with its work be fore congress. LEAPS OVER THREE BLOCKS Rain Assists Fighters in Gaining Con trol After Period of Siv Hours. Hutie, Mont.. Sept. 25. Fire yester day destroyed half a dozen of the prin cipal business houses on West Park street and the public library building on Broadway. The losses will exceed $1,000,000, of which $;o.ooi is covered by insurance. Klnnim Sprrml ltapitlly. The fire started in the furnace room of the Symons Dry Goods company about 8 o'clock in the morning. For an hour it smoldered, ami the dense smoke prevented the firemen from lo cating it. Suddenly the flames shot out. and in an instant the entire store, covering a block, was ablaze. A high wind was blowing, and the flames quickly spread eastward, while the burning embers ignited buildings three blocks to the north. By 2 o'clock the blaze was under control. Rain as sisted in putting an end to it. Ilflp on Srrnf. The fire department of Anaconda came by special train, and specials were held in readiness to bring the de partments of Helena, Great Falls and Missoula. HimI I'lre In Wilmlnicton. Wilmington. Del., Sept. 25. Fire to day completely destroyed the Mc Daniel livery and boarding stables. Sixty-five horses were. burned to death and about 150 carriages and wagons and tons of hay and feed destroyed The loss is about $50,000. OMAHA ALDERMEN ARE SENTENCED TO JAIL Violated Provisions of Omaha Gas Com pany Ordinance Injunc tion. Omaha, Neb., Sept. 2.". Councilmen Dybaul, Bach, Evans, Huntington and Schroeder were today sentenced to ?.0 days in jail and to pay costs of injunc tion suits for violating provisions of which they were sentenced. They were enjoined by Judge Sutton from past ing the ordinance into an agreement with the Omaha (las company for ex tension of the gas franchise. They were served with the injunction, but passed the ordinance the following day. STEALING STATE'S CABBAGE Thomas Gray Pays Penalty in the County Court. Thomas Gray pleaded guilty to lar ceny in county court this afternoon and was lined $25 and costs by Judge Parmenter. Gray's offense was the theft of some cabbages from the gar den at the hospital, it had been a practice of people in that locality to take what they wanted in passing and the authorities decided to put a stop to it. Gray was driving along and he Mopped long enough to throw a few cabbages into his wagon. GETS BULLET IN A SCUFFLE James Pugh, Colored, Lies in Hospital From Injury. James Pugh, colored, who came to Rock Island fiom Clinton Saturday night, is lying at St. Anthony's hospl tal recovering from the removal of a bullet from his left thigh, which he re ceived accidentally in Clinton. Pugh wth his wife, was ready to remove to Rock Island, and he became involved in a scuffle, which resulted in the acci dent. Drs. Rochow and Williams re moved the bullet with the aid of the X-ray. It had passed through the right limb before lodging in the left. CONDITION OF THE PLAGUE AT HOME AS WELL AS ABROAD New Orleans, Sept. 25. With Sep tember practically gone, the fever is under control and New Orleans ia look ing to a rapid clean-up of the prevail ing fever here. The spell of excellent weather has set in and as the days grow cooler there will be a steady dis appearance of the mosquitoes it is hop ed even before froet comes. There is a steady inpour of people from all sections of the country. New cases of yellow fever today were 20; deaths. 2. This shows almost as many additions to the list up to noon as were reported for all of yesterday. Several new cases were unearthed Sunday as "suspicious" and their in TO FORCE BLACKMAIL Negro Shot for Crime in LouisMurder at a Dance. St. New York. Sept. 25. Irene Gross man, aged 16. was found clubbed into insensibility in the hallway of her home early today. The attack was the culmination of a series of nightly en tries in the Grossman residence which were intended to enforce, by "black hand" methods, the payment of money for immunity from attack. Beginning Friday night a negro has visited the house nightly, appearing on ly to Miss Grossman and escaping when frightened by her screams. De spite the lookout set for him by the family, he succeeded today in reaching the girl before she had a chance to give warning. The police found two pictures in the Grossman home with their faces turn ed to the wall, with notes demanding the money written on the backs. Shut fur n ill linn n Wwiunn. St. Louis. Sept. "5. Robert Taylor, a negro, attempted to assault the wife of Deputy Sheriff Shores, at Clayton, last night, and was shot by Shores and badly wounded. The shooting attract ed a mob of negroes from the congre gation of a colored church, who at tempted to lynch the negro, but were prevented and Taylor was safely land ed in jail. Shores had alighted from a street car, and hearing the woman's scream and seeing the negro running, fired. The negro fell. Later he discovered it was bis own wife, whom the negro had seized as she was on her .way borne from a neigh borhood visit. Killed nt ft nance. Maysville. Ky., Sept. 25. Henry Ed wards, aged 23, was shot and instantly killed last night at Lewisburg, I his county, by Clarenco Turner, aged 2". There was a dance in progress. Kd wards wanted to dance with a girl who bad been dancing with Turner. Turner objected, and both began flr .ng at each other at close range, which cieated a panic, men and women climb ing out of windows and dropping to the ground and bruising themtselve considerably. COMMISSION TO START OUT Civil Service Board Will Visit Chari table Institutions. Springfield. Sept. 23. (Special ). The civil service commission has de cided to make a tour of the charitable institutions of the state. FranoGerman Agreement. Paris, Sept. 25. French officials con sider a final agreement between France and Germany on I he subject of the Moroccan conference la imminent. The accord, It is understood, contem plates the assembling of a conference in November, at Algaclras. King is Censured. Budapest, Sept. 25. The executive committee of the coalition of parties, summoned to discuss the situation aris ing from the ultimatum presented to the Hungarian leaders by the king and emperor, has passed a resolution which amounts to a Hevere vote of censure of the king and his advisers. Carlton Had Four Wives.' New York, Sept. 25. Frederick E. Carlton, commissary steward in the New York navy yard in Brooklyn' was foand guilty of bigamy. Carlton bad four wives. vestigated was not completed until to day. Outside of New Orleans the fe ver shows annoying persistency to hold on with Berious increase. The fever is spreading at Pensacoht. Two new cases and two deaths were reported today. There are now 32 cases under treatment in IVnvacola. The bwlera Is Orriaaay. Berlin, Sept. 25. Two new cases and two dearhs occurred today, making to tals of 246 cases and X5 deaths. Steal Philadelphia Houses. Philadelphia. Pa., Sept. 25. Thieves partly bad razed several downtown houses and sold the bricks before be ing discovered.