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Des Moines Daily Leader (Newspaper) - April 13, 1902, Des Moines, Iowa THE DES MOINES SUNDAY EIGHTEENTH YEAR-NO. 15, DES IOINES, IOWA, SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 13, PAGES. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. PEACE SEEMS IN SIGHT BOERS AND BRITISH ARE LIKELY TO GET TOGETHER. Settlement Is 'Already J Impossible In of Blffl- Confronting 'of the London, April measurable distance." That probably sums up the present crop of rumors, conjectures and dedue- ilons which has Great Britain by the !t meets the eye in glar- ing posters of afternoon newspapers and the question is echoed throug-hout United Kingdom. As pointed out in these dispatches yesterday and con- nrmed at midnight by Mr. Balfour, the government leader of the house of lommons, the reports of the definite of a conflict of such length, m- so many lasting and intricate issues, being arrived at practically without at any time being devoted to negotiations are palpably premature. It is announced that the ministers at today's meeting, -which lasted an hour, a communication from Lord Kitchener This is quite within rea- son and government circles expect sev- diverse rumors evoked by the unex- pected summoning of the catnnet, pub- lic interest, as displayed in Downing street, was of an exceedingly languid type. All the ministers were present uith the exception of the lord lieu- tenant "of Ireland, Earl Cadogari, irom it inferred, that the question of the immediate adoption of a more stringent policy towards the Ignited Irish league did not occupy the fore- meet place at-today's council. Among the many peace rumors this morning-the most interesting is to the effect that the Boers have intimated that they are willing- to come into the British empire as junior partners; to give up flag and become part of an African confederation with a flag of its own, with a sfipreme court and with practically an tution. YISIT TO BE PAID TO ROYAL 684YSS of China Offer Sacrifice! at Earlier Tombs of the Peking, Apiil emperor and the dowager empress, with one hundred of the highest officials, including Yuan Shai Kai, the viceroy of Chi Li, and a retinue of civilians and sol- diers, TV ill start tomorrow on the first pilgrimage in four years to the eastern tombs of the dynasty, one hundred ROCK ISLAND DEVELOPMENTS TO LOUIS- VILLE r jfjjfviLLE. r IK New To; t, Threujk Joha IT, Gataj, LonisT done to Souther wax, In Tf ay That Boo ji ad Nw York, -Api -As a result of several confertno R d today there is a very general conviction tha.t control of the Louisville Nashville road has passed or will pass to the Southern Railway company and it is also believed thai the Rock Island us to come into control later. Rapresentatives of the Louisville Nashville and Southern roads and a member of the Gates faction were in consultation early in the day and later John TV. Gates was closeted for al- moet an hour with George W. Perkins at (he ofhce of J. P. Morgan Co. Neither Mr. Perkins nor Mr. Gates would say what passed between them, but it was admitted that the Ixmis- ville Nashville situation -was dis- cussed in its several phases. Tie most authoritative report dealing wit! the recent course of Louisville Nashville is substantially as follows: Soiro time ago Southern railway in- diffor on the subject, tvut if such right does exist and the Injunction proves an effective measure, the railroads and the public shall have found what they have long been seeking. "It is too early to express an opinion concerning the efficiency of the measure, and furthermore the right of the govern- ment to employ the injunction in this nay has not been determined I believe, however, that the rate situation la now better throughout the country than it has been for rears, anct I presume this excellent condition Is the result of a wholesale fear of the courts' mandate." C. M. KEYY IS PKOMOTFD. General of a Number of Bnrllncton Lines. St. Louis, Mo, April 12.-Charles M. Levy, at present superintendent of the Iowa lines of the Chicago, Burlington Quincy Railway company. Is to succeed Howard Elliott as general manager of the Hannibal St. Joseph railroad. St. Louis, Keokuk Nbrthwest railroad, Kansas City, St Joseph Council Bluffs railroad and Chicago. Burlington Kansas City xallroad the four properties belonging to the Chicago, Burlington Quincy Railway company and generally known as the Missojiri lines of the Burl- ington. New Wmtara Council Bluffs, April Stickney of the Chicago Great Western road spent-today in this city inspecting the progress being made on the Omaha ex- tension of that road. Mr Stiekney said the new line would be finished by Octobar CONGER MAY COME HOME PRESIDENT CONTEMPLATES NAM- ING ROCKHILL TO POST. Kockuill Selected Minister to China by PrMlAut MoKlaUy at Time Wai Tentatively a Candi- date far GoTeraor of Iowa. "Washington, April name of W. W. Rockhill, at present director ot the bureau of American republics, is under consideration in connection with, the Chinese mission, shortly to be va- cated by Minister Conger. When Mr. Conger was tentatively a candidate for the republican gubernatorial nomina- tion in Iowa, and it was expected that he would resign his mission, Mr. Rock- hill had been practically selected by the late President McKlnlcy to suc- ceed Mr. Conger at Peking, but the change in the political programme sus- pended the execution of this plan, 2'ottA to bnccaed It is the present intention of the navy department to detail Lieutenant- Commander Templin M. Potts as United States naval attache at Berlin, Vienna and Rome, succeeding Com- mander WilHamH. Beehler. Commander Beehler does not expect to return to the badly njured aftout the body; Express Meiss-enger William B.- Pink of Cairo sustained a fracture of the skull and severe bruises, and an unknown man, supposed to be. a tramp, lost a. hand and one of his eyes. The accident -was due to the fact that the passenger1 train was a half hour late and the engineer of the switch engine, thought it had al- ready pateed. CELLULOSE FOR TEE DSS M015ES of the Wail Will FarnUh Material for the CraUer. Boston, April corn-pith cellulose for tha watsrllne protection of the United States' cruiser Dee Moines has been received at the Fore River ship yard at Quincy, Mass. It Is estimated that cubic feet ot this obturating mateiial will be re- quired for the protection of the cruiser, while each of the two battleships which are building need about cubic feet. The corn-pith, -which comes from the corn fields of the west. Is in the form of bricquettes six inches square and weighing seven pounds per cubic foot. The of this material la to pro- vent the entrance of wnter when the hull of a warship has been penetrated by a shot near the ivaterllue. The connplth expands eo rapidly when wet THREE BILLS QUESTIONED ALL OTHERS HAVE BEEN SIGNED BY GOVERNOR CUMMINS. Hmbbnd Merger Bill Among Tontine. ud Are the BI1U Still With three exceptions, Cummins has now filg-ned all tha bills that were passed by assembly. Ho has three measures before him, which he. may or may not veto. The Hubbavd bill has been signed. This la the marger measure to allow low a rail- roads to own and control the property and securities of the connecting Hues in states not adjacent to Iowa. The bills not yet signed by the gov- ernor ave the Qrlswold measure to re- quire home loan tontine concerns and all unincorporated, concerns doing a similar business to come under the> building and loan laws; the. bill per- mitting stock Insurance companies to write burglary Insurance and the bill that provides that notce for Inouranca in the hands of receivers and assignees are payable made. Hearings Governor. Hearings have been had by tha il; DU FtQffT ARRIVES ANOTHER FLOCK OF PEACE RUMORS MORE TROUBLE WJTHTfift HOME- A6AIN SEES TH cial messages from Kitchener before ,i.nything definite'-Can be announced. Lord "Kitchener's message may have been of vital'importance, the As- sociated Press has good reasons to be- lieve that the sudden summons of the taSlcet ministers was due to a desire to decide whether or not the presenta- tion of the budget could be postponed until the Klerksdorp negotiations are settled one wa yor the other. More Money Needed. "Whatever the proposals of the chan- cellor of the exchequer, Sir Michael Hicks-Beach, may be, they are bound to be greeted by storms of criticism from various quarters. Peace will not modify tha crying need of additional revenue, but it would take off the sting trom the additional taxation which Is bound to raise a protest from class of industry In the national jubilation over the end of the war these individual protests would be lost to Bight, It will be no surprise if it Is announced Monday that the budget presentation once more has been postponed, and if this does not take place narllamentajjy_cirolpajwiIUrfig_ard it as one of the besTt omensttfiafthe government practically is assured of a successful termination of tEe Klerks- dorp conference. The cabinet council today, while it probably dfd' not fulfil the sensationally attributed function of deciding between jpeace or war, un- doubtedly reviewed the entire situation, both as regards home finance and the situation in South Africa. Difficulty of Settlement. How complicated and impossible of an off-hand solution is the latter ques- tion can be judged by an apparently nuthentic statement published in the IMmburg Evening News this after- noon. The News, whose -editor is in close touch with, Mr. Kruger, declares that the Boers are prepared to accept the following conditions: They will not make absolute independence a, car- dinal feature, if they can come to a satisfactory as to future in- ternal government The banishment and confiscation of property proclama- tion must be canceled and confiscated property must be restored to its owners with remuneration for -private stock aid property destroyed or taken by tup British. Pull lecognition of state debts con- tracted before and after hostilities "and to the date of annexation jprocla- ination issued by Lord Roberts. The language question to be mu-i tually agreed upon. Amnesty for the Cape rebels. The release of all political prisoners. A date to be fixed when all prisoners of war are to be returned to South Af- rica. The war offices of one or two frind- iy powers to be aocepted to superintend the carrying out of the terms of peace. Amnesty Difficult to Ot these, the cardinal point and the hardest for Great Britain to concede is the granting of amnesty to the Cape rebels, not so much 'because of British opposition, but owing to colonial fillon in South Aifrica itself. While there Is no reason to believe that this Is not a semi-official summary of the Boer demands, there also-is reason to think they may be modified. How strongly the government shares taat nope may be judged from the fact that London police officials today were 01- flered to keep especially large forces on duty until further notice, in order to avoid any repetition of "Mafeking night" which, it is feared, might en- suo should the conclusion of peace be announced. One of the curious features of the Picsent negotiations is that five of the Boeis' representatives secured a legal tralning'at the English bar. The repeated rumors of Joseph Cham- iberlaln's resignation of the office of colonial secretary, which recurred after the publication of his signed denial, may be utterly disregarded. They rise out of serious differences existing foe- twsen himself and the chancellor of the exchequer over the West Indies and other colonial matters requiring treas- ury co-operation, which have frequent- ly been mentioned in thesa dispatches nna which appear to be no more acute 'nan they have been for months. Reported Cabinet Quarrel Dented. Both the chancellor of the w Michael Hicks-Beach, and the co- lo.ridl secretary, Joseph Chamberlain, attended the cabinet council held at the aoieign office at Prior to _ of the ministers, repreeent- ot the Bank of had a. :nce with the chancellor of tha whequw, indicating that the budget Tiy the sufWeot of discussion especially as to the means of Issuing a war loan. ot the prominence ne afternoon newspapers to that a cabinet crisis had oc- owing to a breach between Mr m and Sir Michael Hlcks- the method of raising the re- DOM "CIIC saying that the re- untrue PUFe inventiotl anil absolutely Notwithstanding the sensational and miles distant, "to offer sacrifices. The mperlal party will he absent from the capital a f ortnigUit and during that time most public business will be suspended. The assembling of the troopb forming ;he escort hag afforded an opportunity for the circulation of baeeless- native rumors that the object of "tfiergather- an attack upon foreigners. Reports from the central and south- ern provinces agree that there is a growing resentment In these rich prov- inces, which did not participate in the Boxer movement, against paying the largest share of tha-foreign indemnity. The officials of these provinces incite this feeling by issuing sinister proc- lamations commanding the payment of taxes "to increase the, wealth of for- eigners IMPERIAL TROOPS IRE POWERLESS Cnanot Stay the JPregress of tl In the FroTlKee- of Kung-81. Ning, a city in province of Kuang Si, have brought dispatches to the viceroy announcing that the imperial troops are powerless against the rebels, whose numbers are dally growing. All trade is at a standstill and the mission- aries have been ordered, to leave the districts held by the rebels. -Refugees are flocking to Nan Ning. General Ma and General Su are unable to advance from Lien Tung until reinforced. The viceroy has telegraphed to Peking and General Yuan Shin Kai, the governor of CM Id, has ordered the dispatch of foreign-drilled troops and artillery overland to the scene of the troubles. _ The authorities of Canton have or- dered a force of Blabs Flags to pro- ceed to Nan Ning, under -Chief Liu, and General Ho has been ordered to send gunooats to protect Wii Cow, the com- mercial capital of province of Kuang Si, and to dispatch, torpedo boats to Nang Ning. Hong Kong, April latest ad- vices from Nan Ning says the rebels have captured Apin Chou, Heng Chou and Kin Tuen Fu, in tBe- province ot Kuang Si, and Ping Tuen In the prov- ince of Kwei Chou. All the local man- darins in each- of the towns were made prisoners. PRIGS OF B009DIH8 UPWARD Arrival of Rick Americana the Sale of Overlooking Cororiatioa Faratie. London, April chiefly to the arrival ol a. number of Americans, the price of seats for the coronation of King Bdward rose by leaps and bounds this week until, today, there was a live- ly gamble going on. The extent of this can be gathered from the fact that two Americans, early in the week, paid for three small windows on the Strand and resold them yesterday for In Piccadilly three bay-windows havelgone to an American purchaser for 350 guineas each. For a" corner bay-window in the same locality was asked. These prices are so exces- sive that there is bound to be a slump later, but whila the boom lasts specu- lators are reaping a rich, harvest. MOBE IKFOBMAXION ASKBD. Secretary Hoot Beqnecced to Forward Official Order and Washington, April senate committee on ths Philippines began its proceedings today by adopting a reso lution offered toy Senator Caimack call- ing upon the secretary of war for all the orders, circulars and official reports received from commanders and their subordinates in the provinces of Taya- bas, Batangas, Samar and Laguna. General MacArthur was again today the only witness before the committee and his examination was begun by Sen- ator Culbertson. His questions related to the telationship between the native forces and the American troops whea the latter first landed at Manila. Senator Culbertson called attention to the fact that there is testimony on file to the eHect that General Anderson had written to Aguinaldo inviting his co- operation at Manila and. that the lat- ter had accepted and that it also is stated that General Meritt had himself sent an aide to General Greene sug- gesting that arrangements be made with the Filipinos for a common under- standing in the occupation of the trenches. He then asked if, in view of these facts, the inference was not au- thorized that friendly co-operation was not desired.by the American officials with the Filipinos in the attack on the Spaniards. s "Assuming the facts to be ae the -witness replied, "if there were all there is in the premises it might be ad- mitted that inference was to be drawn as indicated. But there are other facts Tvhic-h form a part of the case and show the ct> operation in the at- tack on Manila was not a. voluntary one on our part." tenste, alarmed at the increasing strength, and "prosperity of Louisville BhTille, made an offer for a majority interest. The offer Tvae declined, so re-' port has it, by foi eign holders of Louis- ville held the balance ef po-wer. Becently when Louisville Nashville Increased its capital stock by Mi Gates and his associates saw an opportunity to "squeeze" the insiders oy buying Louisville Nashville in the market and creating a scarcity in tho stock. To -nhat extent the Gates fattion succeeded is still a matter of conjecture, but it is not doubted that they were in a position to swing a block of stock either way. Conditions eeemed ripe for an attempt to g-ain control of Louisville Nash- vills and Southern railway interests, as rejresentatlves of Morgan Co. au- thorized the Moore Bros, to acquire as much of the stock as possible in the open market-with the understanding that this stock would be taken over Southern railway. linking interestJiL which the MToores art especially prominent begn L. and In particular is said to have called a nutaber of loans this -week so as to ac- cumulate the money for its purchases of Louisville stock. S. Tiews as to Rook Island. Tall street believes that some sort of a. "communitv of interests" deal be- tween .Bock Island and the Southern railway -mill follow the change m. 'Louisville Nashville ownership. The Evening Post diseussingjihe situ- ation, in Louisville Nashville, says: "Jill indications seem to point to die fact that the control of the Louisville Nashville railway is now so held thjt ii can be turned over to the Rock Tsknd railway. The matter had not been determined at the closfe of busi- ness today and facts are as lacking as they have been since the excitement in U KT. shares began some days ago. Oulnion In Wall street is in a nebulous condition as to who now controls the company, but there is conviction that has passed from the Belmont interests and that John W. Gates has been a factor in. its passing. 'There appears to toe good founda- tion tfor the opinion that Mr. Gates may now ce in position, toy throwing his stock one way or the other, to decide interests shall hereafter control li N. Not is felt that the Moore interests will "secure- his DiKies, or stock he holds." According to the Evening Post the Ctooktaw road was purchased for the Moore interests by Bpeyer 'Co., as part of the plan for Rock Island ex- tension. HILt MAKES A MOTE. Hi Series Notice of Intention to Vacate ScrTlce. St Paul, Minn, April first move of the various interests concerned in the railway merger as against the suit instituted by the state of Minne- sota, in tha Ramsey district court has toeen taken President Hill's at- torneys. They have served notice upoa At- torney General Douglas of a motion to vacate "service in the summons and the state of Minnesota against tha Northern Securltiae com- pany and against President J. J. Hill of that corporation, and; of the Grsat Northern road. The action will come before the Eamsey district court -for argument ons week from'today. It will be heard at special term of the court. Just wnich one of the members of the Ram- sejf "bench will preside has yet to be determined. The motion of the railways will be on the claim that the Northern Securities company is a New Jersey corporation, and as such is outside the jurisdiction the Minnesota courts. ItwCl also toe argued that James J. Bill's residence in this state is merely personal, and aa such he is not amen- able to the laws in the case as he would be under normal conditions. The argument on next Saturday will not affect the main question as stated in the bill of complaint filed by the attorney general. FISH OBJJSOT8 TO TVdcoiees Any HetkoU of Maintaining Freight Kates. Chicago, April Stuyves- ant Fish of the Illinois Central road has been watching closely the progress of tht government in its attempt to compel tht observance of published rates by the miaium of injunctions. Mr. Fish is one of the big railway men who do not be- hws that ttte panacea for rate Ills lies in legalizes pooling. Regarding the in- junction method the quotes President Fish as saying: "The railway managements of this country, without an exception, I believe, wi'.l hail with delight any method, which proves in maintaining rates Hereto- fore everything- which has been tried has been more or a failure, afe all hoping the remedy has at last been discovered A-. to the right of the gov- ernment to proceed by injunction, I can- not speaK. Legal authorities seem to 1 and that trains would be running regu- larly by that time. He said that the work is being rushed and that the prog- ress is satisfactory. Death of W. M. Dood. Chicago, April IL- Dood, for more than twenty years connected with the passenger department of the Chicago Northwestern railway, died today from appendicitis at Augustana hospital. Mr. Dood left his position of general-agent of the passenger de- partment to be secretary of an impor- tant manufacturing concern. The de- cedent was well and favorably known to the traveling public, and had a wide acquaintanceship among railway offi- cials throughoufthe country, MRS. HETWOOD CONFESSES T9 ERROR Tells a Stery Which Strengthens Snepl- eloni Agjunflt In I'm AtoCaes. -Detroit, Mich., Ayr 11 -only new development ''today' in the Hey- wobd murder case was an admission by Mrs. Heywood that she had been intimate with Win. (M. Jones, the roomer in Heywood's house, who is under arrest on suspicion of killing her husband. She says he had an influence over her which she could never understand. "I am-just begin- ning to come out of the spell he cast ovnr she said. When Jones was first arrested, Mrs! Heywood Insisted that hU did not leave the house the night Mr. Heywood was' murdered. Today, however, Mrs. Hey- wood says that she agrees with, the theory of the police that Jones stole out of the house about 3 o'clock Thursday morning and committed, the mui der. Jones was in the "sweat box" again this afternoon, but nothing was gleaned from him toy the" officers. Jones was photographed and measured today by the police according to the BBertilkm system and'seemed to regard the procedure as more or less of, a joke. He volunteered information in regard to himself and moved about readily to assist the officers in making the measurements. The police maintain that Mrs. Hey- wood's admission today of the illicit relations she had with Jones furnishes a. double motive for him to destroy ttleywood. He probably wanted, they say, to marry Mrs. Heywood and also to secure insurance which Mr. Heywood carried, and his property, worth about more. Lincoln, Neb., April Rjmer left tonight for to tell what he knows of his former partner, William A. Jones, accused of the murder of GeorgB H. Heywood, Rymer makes the trip voluntarily and alone on the request of the Detroit police. His particular mis- sion is to identify the revolver with whicn it Is believed Heywood was shot. George Heywood of Detroit, with murder William Jones is now charged, was a cousin of W. T. Hey- wood of Des Moines, president of the Heywood Candy company. Mr. Heywood said yesterday: "George H. Heywood is my cousin, and was in Worcester, Massachusetts. He was about 55 years of age. I saw him for the first time in 1S72, when he vis- ited me in Des Moines for a few days. The next time I met him was in 1897, when I spent Sunday at his home in Detroit. I had never seen hia wife and was very favorably im- pressed with her. She is a. Canadian and appeared to be a perfect lady. I was greatly surprised to hear of her wrong-doing. I saw George again three years ago on the wharf at_ De- troit. I was going by steamer from uVfackmak to Buffalo. At the time of his death he was head bookkeeper for the Michigan Malleable Iron worke, one of the largest firms In Detroit. He had been in their employ at least ten years." Rebels Defeated. Port an Prince, Haytl, April revolutionary forces, commanded by General Nicolas Baptiste, which cap- tured Jacmel, Apiil 5, held that town for twenty-four hours and then, retired to the hills, taking with them all the arms and ammunition available, were pursued by th8 government troops, commanded by the minister of war, General Guillaume, and were complete- ly defeated, yesterday, at Fonds Melon, near Jacmel. General Baptiste was captured and was immediately shot. The revolution- ists lost twelve men killed and a num- ber wounded. The government troops sustained no loss. Ten Haytifn citizens who have been sentencf d to cxila crd who have sought refugij in various consulates here sailed tocUiv
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