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THE AltGUS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1900,
PRICE TWO CENTS.
IS AGAIN ELECTED CAUSTIC IN
BLOW FOR CROWE
IV. S. ALBERS
American Citizen Who
Was Imprisoned in
Peoria School Board Release
George H. Kingsbury Rechosen
Letter Confessing Kidnaping of
Security of N. C. Dougher
ty From Liability
Head of Illinois Merchants'
Eddie Cudahy Read Be
Ship Subsidy Bill Passed
by a Vote of 38
Aided by Five Republicans
Proceedings of the Day
in the House.
Washington. Feb. 15. For a minute
today Representative Lougwortli acted
in the capacity of speaker of the house.
lie was called to the chair during a
roll call, but no duty devolved upon
him during that time. When he left
the chair he arranged for a "pair" un
til March 4.
TnroM Dotvn I'aynr Hill.
The house refused to consider the
Payne bill to consolidate the customs
collection districts by a vote of S7 to
Taken I p Statehood.
Washington. Feb. 15. At 2 o'clock
the senate began the consideration of
the joint statehood bill, Dick speaking
in support of the bill.
Women .nk l-"rnn-hle.
Washington. Feb. 13. Two or three
hundred women, members of the Na
tional Suffrage association, gathered in
the senate marble room and made their
annual plea to the senate committee
on woman suffrage for the right of
exercise of the franchise.
C laim Kuual Credit.
Rev. Anna II. Shaw presented the
various speakers and brought to the
committee a message from Miss Susan
li. Anthony, in which she said the wo
men had done as much as men to de
velope the country and expressed the
hope women as well as men might be
free. At the conclusion of the hearing
the ladies repaired to the senate gal
lery, many of them feeling an interest
in the questions' involved in the state
Favor bl Subsidy.
Washington. D. C. Feb. 15. The
ship subsidy bill passed the senate a
few minutes after C o'clock last even
ing by a vote of 38 to 27.
All the votes for the bill were by re
publican senators, and fire republican
senators voted with the democrats in
opposition. They were Messrs. Bur
kett of Nebraska. Doliiver of Iowa. La
Follette and Spooner of Wisconsin,
and Warner of Missouri.
As passed the bill establishes 13 new
contract mail lines and increases the
subvention to the Oceanic line, running
from the Pacific coast to Australasia.
Of the new lines three leave Atlantic
coast ports, one running to Brazil, one
to Uruguay and Argentine, and one to
South Africa, kix from ports on the
gulf of Mexico, embracing one to Bra
zil, one to Cuba, one to Mexico, and
three to Central American and the
isthmus of Panama; four from Pacific
coast ports, embracing two to Japan.
China, and the Philippines direct, one
to Japan. China, and the Philippines
via Hawaii, and one to Mexico. Cen
tral America, and the isthmus of Pan
ama. (;lvr Per Ton.
The bill also grants a subvention at
the rate of $3 per gross ton per year
to cargo vessels engaged in the for
eign trade of the United States, and
at the rate of $3.50 per ton to vessels
engaged in the Philippine trade, the
Philippine coastwise law being post
poned until 1909.
Another feature of the bill is that
creating a naval reserve for 10.000 offi
cers and men. who are to receive re
tainers after the British practice. Ves
sels receiving subsidies are required
to carry a certain proportion of naval
reserve men among their crews.
The aggregate compensation for
mail lines is about $3,000,000 annually.
No steam vessel of less than 1,000 tons
is to receive aid under the bill.
TIDAL WAVE SWEPT
300 MILES OF COAST
Towns Along Pacific Shore of Colum
bia, South America, Engulfed
Guayaquil. Ecuador, Feb. 15. Capt.
Holroyd of the steamship Quito, which
has arrived from Panama via Tumaco.
Colombia, reports that it Is believed
all of the Colombian coast towns be
tween Tumaco and Buena Ventura, a
distance of 200 miles, have been de
stroyed by the tidal wave occasioned
by the earthquake of Jan. 31. In sev
eral cases the earth opened, engulfing
small buildings. Already 70 bodies
have been picked up on the beach near
AFTER A STORMY DISCUSSION
Final Report Shows Lata Superintend
ent Was Short Approximately
Peoria. 111., Feb. 15 The school in
spectors of Peoria last night adopted
a resolution which releases from liabil
ity for the shortage caused by N. C.
Dougherty's forgeries and embezzle
ments all the treasurers and bonds-
nun for the last IS years. The Peoria
National bank and all other banks
which have handled school funds are
included. The resolution calls merely
for the immediate prosecution of
means necessary to collect from the
estate of Dougherty, in so far as the
The adoption of the resolution fol
lowed the most stormy session in the
history of the board, the vote being 8
to 4. Three members were absent, and
O. J. Bailey, one of the bondsmen, was
excused from voting. The board previ
ously had received a legal opinion from
Judge David McCulloch. which held
hat banks, treasurers and bondsmen
were liable, and the validity or this
opinion is acknowledged in' the resolu-
ion. The supporters of the resolution
based their arguments on sympathy
for the widows and orphans who would
uffer from the prosecution of the bank
and for the bondsmen, who would be
ruined if suits were pressed.
Total ShorUicr V7.10.000.
The final report of the Everett Audit
company, presented last nignt. snows
total shortage of more than three-
quarters of a million. The Dougherty
estate is estimated to be worth from
150.000 to $300,000. and cannot reim
burse to a greater extent than 40 per
SOME COLD WEATHER, THIS
LaCrosse Reports 23 Below Mark in
Iowa from 6 to 22.
Winona, Minn.. Feb. IS. Street
themometers reached 24 to CO degrees
be!rr-1 his "morning.
LaCrosse. Wis., Feb. 13. The official
thermometer was 28 below this mora
Des Moines. Feb. 13. From C to 22
below zero was reiorted throughout
the state this morning, the lowest be
ing at Charles City.
CHIEF GER0NIM0 DETHRONED
Youngest Son of Whoa Chosen Official
Representative of Apaches.
Lawton, Okla., Feb. 15. Asa Diluke,
youngest son of Chief Whoa of the
Nedui division of the Apache Indian
tribe in Mexico, has been chosen offi
cial representative of the Apache tribe
on the Fort Sill military reservation.
This election practically dethrones
Chief Geronimo, once a formidable riv
al of Chfef Whoa and delegates to Di
luke. all powers of chlefship.
DR. HEWITT OF UNIVERSITY OF
CHICAGO DIVINITY SCHOOL
SAYS PASTORS LACK SINGLE
NESS OF PURPOSE.
Chicago. Feb. 15. Now it is graft in
the ministry. Not even that sacred
calling seems exempt from the spirit
of the all devouring greed. Pastors of
many of the leading churches gradual
ly have diverted their attention to
temporal affairs and the profession no
longer remains untainted. The cause
of inefficiency In the ministry today is
in the lack of singleness of purpose.
Such, in brief, is the belief of Dr.
Charles Edmund Hewitt of the Univer
sity of Chicago divinity school, the hot
bed of theological criticism. His views
on the subject were expressed before
the divinity students of the university
yesterday in an address at the weekly
chapel exercises of the divinity school.
Ministers who become interested in
wordly affairs for financial purposes,
who introduce insurance agents to
their congregations, who speculate In
business enterprises, and especially
those who discuss business projects
and schemes' Sunday afternoons when
visiting another preacher on spiriutal
work were scored roundly by Dr. Hew
itt. Greed and the commercial spirit
were deplored, especially in the min
istry, which, he declared, was not ex
empt, and which, believing its work
"too holy to be tainted, 19 deceived.
The cause of Christ has suffered much
as a result, he holds, and all business
enterprises depending upon ministers
for support are doomed to failure.
rd Whole Armor.
"This is an exceedingly trying time
for ministers, he declared. "It Is a
Officers of Ship Returned
From Orient Bring
UPRISING AT CANTON
British Send Gunboats to the
Scene Boycott is Most
San Francisco, Feb. 13. Officers of
the Doris bring news of the dispatch
of two British gunboats under secret
orders to Canton just before their de
parture from the orient. Just before
the Doric left Shanghai it was reported
there had been an uprising in Sunning
district near Canton, and a magistrate
and many people had been killed.
.Mnrch ou SunnluK-
It was stated the rebels were gath
ered in force and were inarching on
Sunning city. The inhabitants of the
district were fleeing to Macao.
In Canton the boycott, is most rigid
Officers of the Doric learned in Canton
Hunan braves are being drilled with
a view ot taking part in an uprising
against the present dynasty.
SAYS WIFE TRIED
TO POISON FOOD
LeClaire Man Makes Complaint, But
There is Another Side to the
County Attorney Hamann, of Daven
port, has been asked to investigate
charges made by Akx I'mlerholt, of
LeClaire. that the latter's wife has at
tempted to poison him. Underholt says
his spouse put poison in his food, but
that he did not eat enough to kill him.
Friends of the wife, on the other hand,
say that the husband put the poison in
the food himself, being careful to use
little of it. in order to bring the charge
against his wife and strengthen hi.-
case proceedings for divorce. The cou
ple have long lived unhappily, and
have had numerous separations and re
conciliations. ALASKAN GOVERNOR RESIGNS
John G. Brady's Successor May Be
Lieut. D. H. Jarvis
Washington, D. C. Feb. 15. resi
dent Roosevelt yesterday afternoon re
ceived and accepted the resignation
of John G. Brady as governor of Alas
ka. His successor probably will be
Lieut. D. H. Jarvis. formerly an officer
of the revenue cutter service.
time when they need to put on the
whole armor of God that they may be
able to withstand the wiles of the devil.
"I know of a minister who received n
stated commission from a life insur
ance company on all policies written
for members of his congregation to
whom he gave letters of introduction
to the agents. This is an example of
the evil which should be deplored.
"There is a certain religious maga
zine which runs a regular advertise
ment under the caption, 'Ministers
Make Large Profits Selling Typewrit
ers. There are many other tempta
tions of this sort. Perhaps the most
subtle and dangerous of all is when
ministers engaged in financial enter
prises urge upon one another this sort
SIOUX CITY HAS BIG BLAZE
Fire in Business Part of City Damages
St. Paul, Feb. 15. A Sioux City
(Iowa) special says: "Six business
concerns in the Cohen-Magoung block
and adjoining buildings lost $75,000 by
a Are which early today started in the
millinery store of Mrs. Nellie Santer.
The latter, with her companion, I
Shindle, were nearly suffocated when
rescued by firemen. Half a dozen big
concerns were endangered from low
pressure of water in the hydrants.
Bad Crash in Wisconsin.
Janesville, Wis., Feb. 15. Three
trainmen dead, one dying, three in
jured and six passengers hurt were
the casualties due to a head-on colli
sion of a special freight of a DeKalb
passenger train on the Northwestern
railway two miles south of Janesville
last night. The wreck was due, it is
said, to the severe snowstorm.
other officers for year
Organization Sends Memorial to Wash
I ington Favoring Rate Reg.
Blooiningron, HI.. Feb. 15. (Special)
The Illinois lietaii Merchants' asso
ciation in convention here, today elect
ed the following officers:
President George II. Kingsbury,
First Vice President Sol Wester
Second Vice President F. S. Burns
Bell vi lie.
Third Vice President C. F. Pinneo,
Treasurer T. Schmidt. Chicago.
New Members of Board of Directors
GEORGE H. KINGSBURY.
J. E. Malone, IaSalle; and George S.
Kndorxe Hatr mil.
Bloomington, 111., Feb. 15. The Illi
nois Relail Merchants' association in
session here yesterday . forwarded the
following message to President Roose
"The Illinois retail merchants in con
vention assembled heartily indorse the
stand you have taken for freight rate
revision. We hone for the passage of
ho rate bill."
Similar messages were sent to Sen
ators Cullom and Hopkins, asking them
o use their influence to have. the bill
given favorable action in the senate.
Addresses were given by N. W. Ol-
stn of Galesburg and John Greene of
Cleveland, Ohio, president of the Na-
ional Retail Grocers' association.
SlrvrnMin Ttmut innNter.
Former Vice President A. E. Steven
son was -toastmasier at. tne banquet
ast night. Joseph W. Fifer. former in-
erstate commerce commissioner,
spoke upon "Commerce.". Other
peakers were R. E. Lee of St. Louis
and Milton Bucklin of Chicago.
GAS AT 85 GENTS
Chicago City Council Passes
Measure Over Mayor's Veto
in Exciting Session.
$1,000 SALOON LICENSE FAILS
Proposition to Issue $70,000,000 Bonds
to Buy Street Railways Placed
Chicago, Feb. 15. The city council
at a special meeting yesterday after
noon took action on three important
propositions affecting the city. An or
dinance fixing the price of gas at 85c
instead of flOc and $1, as heretofore,
passed over the mayor's veto, by a
vote of 57 to 10.
An ordinance placing the saloon li
cense at $G00 instead of $300, the pres
ent figures, instead of $1,000. 33 desired
by the high license advocates, was
adopted by a vote of H5 to "2, but May
or Dunne rules that tne 'measure had
failed of passage because it dod not
receive "G votes, the constitutional ma
jority. Chancr to Vole.
The $1,000 license ordinance was
then re-introduced, but it was referred
to the license committee to be present
ed again at the next meeting of the
council on Feb. 26.
In addition to the gas and license
questions the council also considered
the municipal ownership matter, and
ordered that the question of voting
70,000.000 for purchase of street rail-
.... . x. A2 J...
ways be submitted at tne next cuy
election, nothing to be determined by
the vote except the opinion of a ma
jority of the voters of the city regard
ing municipal ownership.
Collect Your Oil Dividends.
New York. Feb. 15. The Standard
Oil company has declared a dividend
of $15 a share.
President Dolan Replies
.to Letter of John
INTIMATES A SELLOUT
Anthracite Miners and Opera
tors Hope to Reach Agree
ment at New York.
Pittsburg, Feb. 15. When the Pitts
burg miners' convention resumed its
sessions today President Patrick Dolan
made a caustic address to the dele
gates, replying to the letter of Presi
dent John Mitchell, which was read to
the delegates yesterday by National
Vice President Lewis. He charged
Mitchell with sending national board
members to Pittsburg to try to defeat
UeM I'ver Had.
"I want to go on record," he said.
"by saying the present wage scale is
the best the miners ever had. and we
did not get it by selling out to the
operators. JohnJditchell and W. D.
Ryan are not the only, ones who un
derstand the industrial situation."
Hope for IVnce.
New York, Feb. 15. The conference
between the anthracite coal operators
and union mine workers at which ef
forts are being made to formulate an
agreement between the employers and
men to go into effect. April 1. when the
settlement of the anthracite strike com
mission expires, will be held this after
noon. All coal companies will be rep
resented and interests of the employes
will be looked after by a special scale
committee of which President Mitchell
Before they went into conference the
operators and miners officials were
hopeful of an amicable agreement.
IOWA DRUG STORES
Anti-Saloon League Secures Score of
Injunctions on Plea Law is Be
Des Moines, Iowa, Feb. 15. A gen
eral crusade against drug stores alleg
ed io have violated the Iowa prohibi
tory law was begun by the State Anti-
Saloon league today when a score of
njunetions were secured prohibiting
retailers from continued alleged illegal
sales. OHicers of the league say the
crusade will extend throughout the
ACCUSES SECRETARY SHAW OF GRAFT
KAISER'S IS A BRACELET
Present of German Emperor to Alice
Roosevelt Reaches Washington.
Washington, Feb. 15. The personal
gift of Emperor William of C'crmany
to Miss Alice Roosevelt has just ar-
ived in Washington. It is a finely
wrought bracelet of rare value.
Steamer May Be Lost.
Seattle. Wash., Feb. 15. The United
States mail steamship Dora, captain
S. Moore, plying between Alaskan
ports, is believed to be lost with a
crew of and 20 passengers. Mie
has not been reported since Dec. 22.
Brady, Stabber, Not Insane.
St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 15. The alien
ists who examined into the mental con
dition of James Brady, the young man
who confessed that he stabbed women
in the public streets, have reported
that Brady shows no evidences of in
sanity. EPITOME OF DOINGS IN '
Washington. D. C, Feb. 15. Follow
ing is a brief resume taken from the
official records of yesterday's proceed
ings in both houses of congress:
SFA' VTK The senate passed the ship
subsidy bill by a vote of 38 to 27. All
the votes for the bill wore by republi
cans, and live members of this party
joined with the democrats in opposition.
The statehood bill was made unfinished
business, ami the senate at 6:15 p. m.
adjourned until today.
IIOl'SK The house passed the forti
fications appropriation bill, -which car
ries $t;t0.00 to. be divided between the
Philippines and Hawaii out of a total
of $4,383.193. No changes were made In
the measure, all amendments being: vot
ed down. The discussion preceding the
vote developed into a partisan detiate
on the Doliev to be pursued with regard
to the future of the islands. At r:17
1 p. m. adjournment was taken until to-
GIVES DETAILS OF THE CRIME
Defendant Overcome by Emotions
State Rests Case, Deeming Fur
ther Testimony Unnecessary.
Omaha, Feb. 15. Judge . Sutton's
court room w:is crowded to its capacity
today when arguments were begun in
the trial of Pat. Crowe, charged with
the Cudahy kidnaping. It is probable
the arguments will not have been con
cluded until some time tomorrow.
I .filer Admitted.
Omaha. Neb.. Feb. 15. With a cli
max of the most dramatic intensity, in
which the evidence was as strong as
it seemed possible to produce. County
Attorney Slabaugh yesterday rested
his case against Pat Crowe, charged
with robbing Edward A. Cudahy of
The case ended suddenly, except for
arguments, when the court admitted
as testimony the letter written by
Crowe himself to Father Murphy, ac
knowledging clearly and frankly that
he was entirely responsible for the kid
naping. The jury was recalled to the
room when the judge had announced
his decision and the letter was read.
Crotvr Shown I-VrlinK
Crowe, as the reading started, drop
ped into his chair, bowed his head, and
covered his eyes with his hands. For
five minutes not a sound was heard
except occasional deep sighs from
Crowe as he sat there apparently in
deep mental anguish.
"For the last 15 years my suffering
has been intense. My children are
dead and my wife a servant for others.
I am an outcast, a disgrace to the
mother who gave me brth," wrote
Crowe. "And to add to my suffering
I have wronged a man that has been
a friend to me. I am guilty of the
Cudahy affair. I am to blame for the
whole crime. After it was over I re
gretted my act and offered to return
$21,000 to Mr. Cudahy, but he refused
to take it."
AhKimI to Intercede.
He told of his efforts to escape cap
ture, and pleaded with Father Murphy
to intercede for him with Mr. Cudahy.
"Tell him," Crowe pleaded, "of the
character of my father and my mother,
and I feel sure that Mr. Cudahy knows
it iis well established rule, having long
since been proven so by scientific re
search, that if the parents are honest,
their offspring, though it may wander
into sin. eventually will abandon evil
and return to the good. I showed mer
cy to rich and mighty when they were
n my power. If I cared to surround
myself with stolen gold I could have
ten millions inside of 20 days, but I
have found no happiness in evil, and
am going to return to the teaching of
, Illegal Voter Sentenced.
In the circuit court of Henry coun
ty at Cambridge, Judge Craves impos
ed a fine of $100 und imprisonment for
CO days upon Joseph Eskoff. of Kewa
nee. who was found guilty of illegal
voting at an election.
CITY CLERK OF CLEVELAND,
OHIO, WRITES ROOSEVELT OF
ALLEGED FAVORING OF
JOHN R. WALSH.
Cleveland, Ohio, Feb. 15. In a letter
he sent to President Koosevelt, City
Clerk Peter Witt charges Secretary
of the Treasury Leslie M. Shaw with
misconduct in trying to select the ma
terial for the new federal building
here. He asks the president to make
an investigation. His letter follows:
"The people of Cleveland are spend
ing many millions of dollars in the
grouping of their public buildings. The
federal building is part of this beauti
ful plan. There is but one material
that can be fittingly used in so large
an undertaking, and that is granite.
Notwithstanding this it has required
the best ability of our congressman,
Theodore E. Burton, to secure granite
for the federal building. The opposi
tion to the use of granite came from
Leslie M. Shaw. I received it on good
authority today that Ieslie M. Shaw
was the real backer of John R. Walsh,
who was to furnish the sandstone. If
this is true, it stamps Mr. Shaw as a
grafter, using his official position In or
der that the government might pur
chase his own product."
Mrutrnant of Johnnon.
"I am not at liberty to give the
source of my information." said Mr.
Witt. "I only ask the president to ln:
Witt is one of Mayor Tom L. John
son's chief lieutenants, having, been
brought here to conduct the mayor's
famous tax school. Witt and his stere
opticon lectures were always a feature
of Johnson's political meetings in this
part of the state.
SAYS HE SEEKS JUSTICE
Unfairly Tried and Compelled to
Leave Country In a
New York, Feb. 15. William S. Al
hers, the American citizen who wan
imprisoned in Nicaragua last summer
and served about six months of a three
year and a half sentence, arrived in
New York today on the steamer Pan
ama. He was released aft,er effort
had been made In his behalf by the
I'nited States government, and waa
given 15 days in which to leave the
country. Allurs said:
"I am going to Washington to try
to secure justice. The case has al
ready cost me $20,000, and I shall fight
the Nicaraguan government for its re
covery. "I did not resist arrest. I ran up
the American flag on my house when
an attempt was made to break in. I
protested to the American minister for
mercy, but as far as I can understand
he did not do much. I make no charges,
but I want to see letters he wrote re
garding the case.
I'rcMM Saved II Im.
"If it had not been for the publicity
the press had given of the affair, I
would not have been tried for two
years. The trial was a farce, and
Judge M. A. Barrios told the Jury if It
did not find me guilty they would be
led from the jury room to jail.
"There was no steamer leaving until
one day after my time expired, and I
was forced to make my escape by row
ing out to the steamer Panama in a
STEAMER GROUNDS IN STORM
Several Lives Imperiled on Eastern
Coast Left High by Tide.
Scituate, Mass., Feb. 15. The Lelt
land line steamer, Devonian, having
four passengers and a cargo of freight
on board grounded e.irlv tfui.iv n
Third Cliff during a thick snowstorm,
high wind and heavy sea. It i.s believ
ed the vessel Is In no immediate dan
ger. Tugs were Kent to Its assistance.
As the tide receded it left her about
500 feet from shore and almost high
and dry in a nest of rocks. Indications
were it will be necessary to remove
part of the cargo In order to float her.
The Devonian is valued at about $1,
500.000 and It is estimated the cargo
is valued at a quarter of a million.
The Devonian was floated at :20,
not seriously damaged.
TOM JOHNSON AIDS OLD FOE
Man Who Opposed Mayor's Election,
Cleveland, Feb. 15. An act of gen
erosity to a defeated political foe, as
unusual as.lt is gracious, has been de
cided upon" by Mayor Tom L. Johnson.
It is announced that Attorney William
II. Boyd, who was the candidate for
mayor against Mr. Johnson in the last
campaign, is to be employed by City
Solicitor C. W. Stage to do the court
work of his office. The position pays
$2,000 a year, and the man holding it
is permitted to do outside work. Boyd,
who ranks as one of the best lawyers
in Cleveland, says he will accept.
OLD FIREMAN'S LAST CALL
Chief Chesweil, of Boston, Stricken
While Responding to Alarm.
Boston, Feb. 15. While responding
to an alarm of fire today Chief William
T. Chesweil. of the Boaton fire depart
ment, was stricken with heart trouble
and died. He was one of the best
known fire fighters in the country.
ITS WORK QUICKLY
Pennsylvania Solons Took Hint That
Reform Was Wanted and Put
Harrisburg, Pa., Feb. 15. The Penn
sylvania legislature today completed
the business for which it was called In
extra session and adjourned finally. All
reform legislation recommended by the
governor in his official call was enacted
with the exception of civil service for
Going to Funeral.
Berlin. Feb. 15. Emperor William
started today for Copenhagen to at
tend the funeral of King Christian.