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Violence Rampant Upon Streets 'of Chicago. TRACTION LINES MAY SUSPEND ' Coal Teamsters Join Strike, Causing Fuel Famine, and Food Supply May Be Cut Off. Chicago, April 29. Violence is ram pant upon the streets of Chicago. Surging through the streets-and alleys, springing from unsuspected places, armed with stones, clubs and revolvers - and the deadly blacsjack, are hordes of picketa and "sympathizers," cursing, . jeering, hailing every opportunity to fall upon a nonunion man and grind him to the pavement. The heart of the business district witnessed terrible - struggles all of the day. Guests at the Palmei house were regaled with a fierce , riot at their door, and at all points the I angry conflicts went forward the first -- skirmishes of the , teamsters' strike, which is destined to be the worst labor - struggle in Chicago's history. There are now 3,256 teams idle through the strike. Chicago now faces a new peril that of having to walk. Q wing to the strike - of all coal teamsters, the traction com . panies are unable to secure coal to operate power plants. At the utmost, there is but three days' supply of coal, . and then the cars must stop. In addi tion, the strike leaders are bending every effort to spread the strike to all the smaller concerns. This, if success ful, will shut off the food supplies of the residents. Early today the Federal government - stepped into the strike' and issued in junctions against the strikers interfer ing' with traffic. At about the same time many soldiers began to appear on the streets without arms. Orders have been issued by commanders of regi ments of state troops to their men to hold themselves ready for immediate call. The great aim of the strike leaders sow is to embroil the railroad unions, in. which event other cities will begin to feel the strike. "Wait until next Tuesday," is the ominous warning of the labor leaders. "So far there has been child's play. Next Tuesday there "will be business." No one appears to know what this means, although there is fear that some tremendous sensation will be sprung. ONLY ASK EQUAL RATES. To,wnsend Replies to Spencer Rela tive to Railroad Rebates. Detroit, Mich., April 29. Congress man Charles E. Townsend, of Jackson, Mich., author of the Townsend-Esch railroad bill, spoke last night before a meeting of the Michigan Manufactur ers' association. Mr. Townsend took tip the speech delivered by President Spencer, of the Southern railroad, at Pittsburg April 7. . "We do not ask wholesale reduction of rates," said Mr. Townsend. "We want the commission to have power to decide what is a just rate when the rates have been challenged. Secret re bates mean the loss of millions by the railroads, 'but the railroads are most arrant cowards. Traffic men do not know the cost of the transportation of a given article a given distance, and admit they cannot find out. How then, do they fix the rates by putting on all the trathc will stand. -' "We are asking nothing more than as President Roosevelt expessed it in his message, to 'Keep the highways open to all on equal terms. "Jf resident Bpener says He agrees with the president's sentiment, and yet he attacks the bill which seeks to bring this about. The same arguments are how used against the original in terstate commerce bill, and yet Mr Spencer says the original law is a good one and adequate to deal with all abuses which may arise." I' Benson Going to Panama. Houston, Tex., April 29. E S Benson, formerly of the Oregon Short Line, now auditor for the Harriman lines In Texas, with 'headquarters here, - has been tendered the position of and itpr of the Panama railroad by T. P, Shonts, and has accepted the place He has sent in his resignation and C D. Seger, general auditor, is here from San Francisco. It may terminate in Mr. Seger's removing his headquarters to Houston and abolishing the auditor- hip for the Atlantic system. Fire Devouring Coal Mine, Trinidad Colo., April 29. Fire, , the origin' of which is unknown, broke out in the Colorado Fuel and Iron com pany's mine at Picton shortly before "noon today. A number of miners nar rowly escaped death, several being , overcome by smoke. The fire is still "burning fiercely. General Superin tendent T. Kebler . left Trinidad this afternoon for Picton. The mine em ploys 250 men and the output of coal is 00 tons daily. ' Canal Laborers Strike. Panama, April 29. All the contract -Jamaicans working at the aqueduct -struck today, alleging insufficient food sslthe cause. Six policemen who were summoned by Engineer Bamtt to com pel the men to work were badly beaten and Barritt was stoned. Armed police men restored order and , prevented iot. . WILL CUT THE HUNT SHORT President Decides to 'Return and At v tend to Urgent Business. , Glen wood Springs, Colo., April 28 President Roosevelt will break camp on May 8, a week earlier than he in tended and will start for Washington at once. The only stops he will make are at Denver and Chicago, where dates Mid to meet the new arrangement Secretary Loeb came from the camp early today, where he conferred with the president all of yesterday. He an nounced upon reaching here that affairs in Washington made it necessary that the president curtail his trip. That there is nothing alarming in the situation is manifested from the fact that the hunt will be' continued ten da8 more, in spite of the condition of affairs which resulted in the altered plans. The Veneuzelan situation, it is believed here, resulted in the order to start home on May 8. The party will leave Glen wood I Rnrino-s at about 4 o'clock on Mav 8. 1 reaching Denver the same -evening. After the banquet there the party will spend the night on the train, which will leave Denver over the Union Paci- fic at about 7 a. m. on May 9. There is much speculation here as to the president's reasons for advancing the time of his departure from Colo rado. Mr. Loeb announces that there is no pressing business that requires the presdent's attentiion," but there are number of things coming up about the middle of the month in which he is greatly interested. What these are the secretary would not say. It was said also that there is nothing in the Vene zuelan or Dominican situations that cannot be attended toby Secretary Taft. HER GUNS ARE A FAILURE. British Navy in Very Poor Condition for Battle. London, April 28 The Daily Graph ic this morning commences a series of articles calling in question the dura tion of the armament of a modern Brit ish fleet in a manner which, if the facts should be substantiated, is calculated to' cause a great sensation. The writer alleges that 15 warships unfit for ac tion have been discovered, as the 35- calibre 12-inch guns constituting the main armament of three vessels are in capable of firing full charges. The latest Woolwich pattern 50-caubre six inch gun haB also failed under experi ment, and the question naturally arises as to the endurance of the armament of the whole modern fleet. The article states ' facts unfortunately beyond dis pute, and points out that the present "is the time for action and not for blame. The facte came to light through de velopments of weakness in new long guns under experiment and the simul taneous failure of the 12-inch guns in the Majestic class of battleships and through the bursting of shells in seven out of 16 British made guns on board of Japanese battleships. The writer- points out further that Great Britain is the only power that has adopted the manufacture of the wire guns. FLOODS EAST OF ROCKIES. Warm Weather Causes High Water but Improves Range. . Denver, April 28. The warm weath er of the past two days has melted the snow in the mountains, and all rivers on the eastern slope of the Rockies are very high. Some damage is resulting in places not heretofore reported, and conditions in Southern Colorado are still threatening. Prominent sheepmen from Northern New Mexico, who arrived at Albu querque today, Fay tnat reports of losses to sheepmen as a consequence of the recent storm are greatly exaggei- ated. Some lambs perished, they say. but on the whole sheep in the section referred to were never in better condi tion. The benefit to the range brought by the moisture will greatly exceed any losses in livestock, they declare. In Colorado, reports indicate that the damage to the livestock industry was considerable. Jews Fear Massacre. Warsaw, April 28. A Jewish organ called the Hund has issued a manifesto urging - members not to participate in demonstrations on May 1 for fear they will lead to anti-Semitic disturbances. The appreshension - of the Hund is be lieved to be not unfounded, for the bomb-throwing and other violent acts by Socialists, of which organization the majority are Jews, ' have enraged the Poles, who declare that such crimes are abhorrent to the Polish nation. The Warsaw garrison has been aug mented by four regiments of infantry. Opposed to Grabbing. Marseilles, April 28. A mail steam er, which arrived here from the Far East brought a copy of the Echo de Chine,' which says upon Chinese au thority that the American minister at Pekin recently informed the Chinese foreign office of his opposition to any further foreign occupation of territory within the three northern provinces of China and that he would invite all the ministers at Pekin to strongly support China to this end. Successor to Father Gopon. Bt. Petersburg, April 28. Father Gopon has a successor in the person of a priest named Nicholas, who has been making a great stir among the work men, addressing them nightly in var ious parts of the industrial . districts. The influence of his personality is con sidered so dangerous that further meet ings have been, prohibited. CHINA HOLDING OUT Breaks Off Negotiations Regard ing Exclusion. 5 ASKS FOR MORE LIBERAL TERMS Objects to the Restrictions Placed on Merchants, Travelers and Stu dents Now Admitted. Washington, April 27. Negotia tions between the' United States and China for a treaty restricting the im migration of Chinese to this country have practically been abandoned. It has been found impossible by the rep- resentatives of the two governments to reach a common ground of agreement, The whole subject, therefore, is being held in abeyance until W. W. Rock- hill, the recenty appointed minister of the United States to China, shall ar rive in Pekin. It is expected tnat ne will take up the matter directly with up the Chinese government. When Wu Ting Fang was minister of China to this capital, he. made an .ex haustive study of the Chinese immigra tion question, ascertaining very pre cisely, among other things, the Ameri can point of view. He maintained con sistently the injustice of the restric tions thrown by this government around the immigration of Chinese, but was unable to accomplish anything in the way of lowering the barriers dur ing his sojourn here. In China he is now in a position to make it difficult, if not absolutely impossible, to nego tiate a treaty unless the convention shall have incorporated in it certain provisions for which the Chinese gov ernment contends. China is anxious to obtain in the proposed treaty liberal . definitions of the terms "merchants," "travelers," and "students," in order to relieve such classes ot embarrassment on their arrival in the United States. DEAL WITH LOOMIS. Assistant Secretary of State's Con nection with Proposed Loan. Columbus, O., April 27. President C. F. Mayer, of the First National bank of Columbus, this afternoon told the story of the . Venezuelan loan features of the charge against Assistant Secre tary of State Loomis. Mr. Mayer is nresident of a syndicate which has for some time been negotiating with Vene- nla W flr.at.ini th a5.onn .000 loan, that French. German, English and other loans might be taken up. Mr. Mayer says negotiations were made with Mr. Loomis, when minister to Venezuela, to act as the representa tive of this syndicate, but he said Mr. Loomis intended to resign as minister to Venezuela on accepting employment with the syndicatle. The syndicate was to receive a profit of $7,000,000 net for floating the loan and was to have the receipts of the Venezuelan ports - as security for its commission. SEND-OFF FOR EMIGRANTS. nglishmen Sail for America with the Salvation Flagat the Masthead. Liverpool, April 27. English emi grants to the number of 1,045 sailed for Canada this evening on board the Dominion line steamer Vancouver; with the Salvation Army flag at the masthead. The emigrants were gath-e- ed by Salvation. Army officers and many are workmen. All are paying their own passage, and man - are sup plied with sufficient cash to make a start in the new world. Prior to the sailing, the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Rider Haggard, who has just arrived from America, Commander Booth Tucker i and - Mrs. Bramwell Booth addressed the emigrants from the bridge. The lord mayor regretted that England was sending her " best brawn and " muscle to work in a new country, and at the same time opening the doors for less desirable emigrants. German Engineer is Named. Washington, April 27. The German government has designated Mr. Lincan za as the German member of the board of consulting engineers for the Isth mian canal. Mr. Lmcanza is said to be connected with the German minis try of public works, and is one of the leading civil engineers of Germany. The compensation of these consulting engineers has not yet been fixed, but it ls-Secretary Taft's purpose to make it very liberal, in. view of the high grade of expert talent required. It is pro- pumai w increase Liie intsinuerguip. Russians Cut Cable. Hong Kong, April 27. it is an nounced here that the cable to Hainan is cut and it is suspected that it is the work of either Rojestvensky's fleet or of some secret Russian agency. This announcement has greatly incensed the British residents of Hong Kong, who openly declare that, if continued breaches of neutrality are to be per mitted on the part of the Russian Bal tic fleet, the time has come for Great Britain to interfere. ,A Bargain-Hunters' Day. New York," April 27. The personal property which once graced the Euclid avenue home of Mrs. Cassie L. Chad- wick, at Cleveland, was offered at' auc tion today, and the first day s results were bottom figures. Today's total prices were $1,344, which included many valuable effects. EARLY TRIAL FOR MITCHELL. Judge Bellinger Renders Decision in Favor of the Government. , Portlannd, April 26. Senator Mitch ell will be tried upon the indictments returned gainst him by the Federal grand jury for complicity in the Oregon land frauds, and that at the earliest opportunity. The attempt of Judge attorney, to check the course of the trials or to quash the in dictments returned by the jury through the plea in abatement argued a week ago, was futile, and yesterday morning Judge Bellinger, by his decision, gave a sweeping victory to the cause of the government when he sustained every objection entered by District Attorney Ileney to the plea. At every point, as the court took them up one at a time, the cause of the government was upheld and the pleas of the defense overruled. Only in one case was there a partial victory for the defense, and even there the concession, granted both by the court and the dis- trict attorney, waa nullified by the action of the defense in insisting for trial by jury instead of trial before the court alone. - This was in regard to the contention that George Guistin was not a naturalized citizen of the United States. Judge Bellinger ruled that, as this allegation, if true, would disqual ify Guistin as a juror, it would be per mitted that the facts be tried before the court by the filing of affidavits and counter affidavits by the government and the defense. Judge Bennett re fused to try the issue without a jury, thus throwing all the points in the de cision onto the side of the United States. RUSSIANS SEIZE HAINAN ISLE. Chinese Excited Over Report British Navy on the Alert. Hongkong, April 26. -Great excite ment prevails in Chinese circles over the report that the Baltic fleet has seized the island of Hainan. . The viceroy of Kwantung has despatched officials to investigate the matter. British naval authorities here are extremely reticent about theii. inten tions, but elaborate naval preparations are being made for . eventualities Swift cruisers are scouting. The holi days of the crews of the men-of-war have been stopped. The shipping here is thrown into confusion, as most ves sels are afraid to sail while the Rus sians are still on the seas. Suspecting that the British steamer Beachly carried contraband for the .Russians, the crew, which was chiefly shipped at this port, refused to proceed in tne vessel, altnougb ottered a month's pay as a bonus. The Beachly, although without clearance, attempted to get out of the harbor Monday night during a fog, but was prevented. The British authorities here are exercising the utmost vigilance to maintain strict neutrality. , STRIKE AN UTTER FAILURE. Chicago Teamsters Abandon Struggle and Apply for Work. Chicago, April 25. The great strike against Montgomery Ward & Co. col lapsed in dismal fashion tonight, when the teamsters withdrew their syuapa- hetic movement and instructed their men to seek reinstatement as rapidly as possible. The strike originated last October with the garment workers. They made no progress, and after many consulta tions, the Teamsters' union, the most powerful, labor body in the city, agreed to call a sympathetic strike. This had been in progress two , weeks a fort night marked by unusual brutality and violence. Men and horses have been burned with atid, non-union men hor ribly beaten and mutilated, there being a regular scale of prices for maiming and disabling non-unionists.." - Strang ers in the city have been beaten by mobs and thugs have flourished unmo lested. Today the garment workers in timated they would call off their strike, leaving the teamsters to continue the fight. It was a hopeless cause 'from the start, and its flat failure will be a hard blow to labor unions. Big Fire Among Factories. New York, April 26. Five alarms were sent in for a fire on the East Side tonight, calling out fire apparatus from the Battery to Twenty-fifth street. The buildings destroyed were, occupied by ftfrniture dealers and manufacturers of cotton underwear, while the ground floor was ocupied by the Van Norden Trust company, a Hebrew loan society and the Hebrew Charity association The flames burst through the roof hundred feet into the air and made moBt spectacular nre, but tney were soon quenched. The loss is $200,000 Working Under Old Plans. Chicago, April 26. John F. Wallace, chief engineer of the Panama canal, has arrived in Chicago to visit his home for a week or ten days. The work , of building the canal, he says, is going forward under definite plans, and with satisfactory progress. All the work is being done in acordance with the plan recommended by the first Isthmian canal commission, which was headed by Admiral Walker, and upon -which the Spooner act was based. -Electric Engine Flies." Schenectady, N. Y., April 26. The electric locomotive recently built for the New York Central service -between Croton and New York broke all its pre vious records today by attaining a speed of 83 miles an hour, hauling a heavy train. - MEMORIAL TO QUEEN VICTORIA. A magnificent memorial and a gem of architectural beauty Is to be erected in Oalcutto, India, in honor of the late Queen Victoria. The build-' ing is to be of white marble and the height from the pavement to the top of the great central dome will be 220 feet. The plans for the magnificent monument to the first English empress of the great Oriental land were drawn by a London architect and have the approval of King Edward. v A Little Lesson In Patriotism "Let our object be our country, our whole country, and nothing but our country." Daniel Webster. Probably no President was ever as unpopular in his own time as was Mar tin Van Buren. One of the worst finan cial panics that ever came to the country happened during his adminis tration. Van Buren reaped .the whirl wind where the financiers of Jaek s o n ' 8 administra tion hqd sown, the wind of specula tion. The President became the target for all kinds ofpo- taw buben. litical accusations. Naturally he was blamed for every thing that occurred in public life that was detrimental to the country at large. The good that he did was for gotten or unpublished. In consequence his term of office is one distinguished by discord and dissatisfaction. He boldly took the unpopular side of several Important questions, because be believed them to be the right side, without fear and without favor. Against the pressure of wealth, against the Influence of his closest friends, he determinedly held out for an elective judiciary, negro suffrage and the sub- treasury system. Some of the reforms long ago became an integral part of the government Others have not yet come to pass, although there have been indications that public opinion seemed to veer in their direction. When the time comes that all this is remembered and associated with his name, Martin Van Buren will be ap preciated as'agreat President THE SLOCUM DISASTER. Monument to Be - Erected Over Grave ' of Unidentified Bead. Under the direction of the Organiza tion of the General Slocuni Survivors popular subscriptions are now being received for a granite monument; which la to mark the one grave id which sixty-one unidentified victims of the Slocum disaster were burled In the Lutheran cemetery at Middle Village, BLOCUM DISASTER MKMORIAL. Long Island. The contract for the monument which is to cost $10,000, has been placed, and It is expected the monument will be in place in time for the unveiling on June 15, the first anniversary of the disaster. Though marking the burial place of the unidentified dead, the monument is intended to stand as a general me morial of the disaster. It will be of granite,' bearing on one1 side a bronze plate with the burning steamer in bas relief. Four life-size female figures will ornament the monument One on 'the right of the central shaft, will rep resent Memory, that on the left Grief, while the other two figures at the top of the shaft are to represent Faith and Hope. Mounted on a base eight and one-half feet square, the monument will rise to a height of twenty feet The catastrophe wnicn tne monu ment Is designed to commemorate was one of the most awful in recent Amer ican history. ' About l6 a. m. on June 15, 1904, the steamer General Slocum. crowded with men, women and cfall dren, on their way to Locust Grove, Long Island, where the annual picnic of the Sunday school of St Mark' Lutheran Church, Manhattan, was to be held, caught fire In midstream when near North Brother Island, and before she could be beached had been reduced to a total wreck and hundreds of lives were lost through burning and drowning. The official police report on the catastrophe showed the total number of persons who perished was 1,031; the dead recovered, 938; the missing, 93; the Injured, 179, and the uninjured, 236. THE KAISER AS PILOT. nperor William in His Favorite Bole mm Steersman of the Empire. Clad In oilskins and steering the German ship of state through tem pestuous seas, Kaiser Wilhelm figures in a new picture entitled "Our Pilot" which has become the most popular likeness of the Emperor obtainable In the Fatherland. The picture Is the work of the Munich painter, Nathan ael Schmitt, to whom the Kaiser gave series of sittings for the special pur pose of idealizing him in his favorite role that of the real guider of the THB KAISEB AS "PCOT. destinies of the German people through the troublous problems of world politics that beset this strenu ous and mighty nation. The Kaiser is shown at the wheel of a ship called Deutsches Reich German Empire which is depicted as riding serenely through a gale, while the red-white-black flag of Germany flapping defi antly at the stern. The Emperor has realistically firm grip on the steer ing apparatus, and the artist has Im parted to his strong, stern counte nance the look of determination and fearlessness that characterizes the most intrepid sea dogs. The original painting, from which millions of copies of all kinds and sizes have since been struck off for popular sale, is In a Munich gallery. No Official Recognition. The prosecuting attorney's office Is a very busy place, but it is not nearly such a hive Industry as it would be If all the grievances brought to Mr. Mackintosh were allowed to ripen into law suits. "Is this the prosecuting attorney?" It was a high feminine voice late yes terday afternoon. "It is? Well, I waited to see you about a garment." "What kind of a garment?" "Oh er er, ladies' garment" "What's the matter with it?" , "Why, It doesn't fit It's two whole sizes too' large. My, I should look like a fright" "Is there any way I lean help you?" "Why, yes. ' The man wouldn't take it back. -I knew yon could fix it" This confidence touched Mr. Mackintosh, and drew forth this well considered ad vice: "Well, you - see, we haven't any dressmaker here. Better see a dress maker." Seattle Post-Intelligencer. A Roonting Plaoe. A witty but not altogether respectful native of the British Isles described an American mugwump as- the sort of man who in England would sit on the hyphen between Campbell-Bannerman. It is Interesting to learn from ' the Schoolmaster that a juvenile British, mind has all unconsciously' evolved a similar use for the hyphen. A HrtH- time sffn teArhi wn a t1. lng a lesson on the function of . the hyphen. Having written a number of examples on the blackboard,, the first of which was "bird-cage," he asked the boys to give a reason for putting the hyphen between "bird" and, "cage." -There was a short silence. Then at boy who is unjustly reckoned amone the dunces saJ&v "It is, for tI to perch on, sir. : It Is the little cur that Is always trying to get even with the big dog.