Washington Post, The (Newspaper) - August 3, 1905, Washington, District Of Columbia Washington business men advertise in The Post because it is the paper the people of Washington to-day and light northerly ing AUGUST 3, 1905.-TWELVE THREE IS FOR PEACE Denies Predicting Failure of the ENVOY LANDS IN NEW YORK Says Russia Cherishes Her ship with Czar President's Invitation to Open Negotiations Without Knowing Japan's Terms Because of thaf Hopes for but Russia Cannot Accept Neither Crushed Nor Much Special to The Washington New Aug. de he la entitled In the land of the or plain M. as the world knows the great this afternoon with his suite of nine on the Kaiser der of the North German Lloyd The senior member of the Russian peace commission got a. reception from the moment the Kaiser reached tine until he was in the Hotel St. out of the must have given him the liveliest Impression of American Thousands of persons gathered at the steamship pier In Hoboken and cheered him in at four A I enthusiastic Slavs gave bread and salt to eat In the fallowing ancient Slavonic reporters swarmed around him like every reporter a. Gattling gun of He got lost from the members of his saute at the und his electric in. which he was riding with his Baron de broke down cu the way to the St. j but through all these excitements and announces he was as a. man of Nothing to bother seemed to wear on his but his face wore an sion of relief when Baron de Rosen him into the big hotel at Fifth and Fifty-fourth where the distinguished Russians are making their Denies Alleged The very first words the envoy tered when the reporters met the Kaiser at was aji tion of an alleged sent by a j wireless correspondent o-n board j put these words in M. Witte's I j am afraid the negotiations will be ended within a as the Japanese will be so intolerable as not to j M. Witte does not speak but through de Martens and M. Jvan of the Russian foreign j members of his he declared that there was absolutely no truth in the interview and that he had stated neither for publication nor privately thing which could be into such an Tt mar bo as some of the members of the that M. Witte is not optimistic as to the result of the conference af it would be the height of the at the direction of to believe that R diplomat on such a mission would forget himself sufficiently to utter words not but absolutely Has Not Talked of have not discussed the coming peace or its possibilities in any said M. am. exceedingly sorry that so baseless a report was out to the American The correspondent who gave out the so emphatically contradicted by the envoy after M. Witte's sharp that the envoy had made The statement to him In private said the there was no between him and M. Wltte that the substance of the was not to bo given to the When this was told to M. Wltte he asked Mr. to say to the newspaper mfn that not even in private talk had M. Witte made such a all suld Mr. excellency remarked that haps there was less hope of a favorable termination of conference than he would Certainly he said nothing more than How could He does riot yet know what tho Japanese terms and no diplomat will discuss terms conditions of which he not Mr. said he desired to do Justice to the correspondent who an unpleasant under- he the man speaks French He may have understood M. Address to American the reporters asked M. Witts for an interview he handed de tens an address to the American he was the only statement the peace conference he felt free to The Prof. de Martens read the greeting of ican newspapers upon my visit to the hospitable shores of the United States I offer my heartfelt This kind attention touches me all the more because I realize the vastness of the power wielded by the press of the fluted and admit the keen in- with which it is uniformly di- I am glad to be able to add that I the ethical worth of the aims for the attainment of which that power is so often so fully of the noblest of these aims is the of peace and ship and it is to the efforts of the people of the United States in direction that my to the World is F is in compliance with the people's for of which President Roosevelt was the authorized that his majesty the Czar empowered me to come hither and CONTINUED and Newport News ria Norfolk Washington Steamboat foot 7th daily p. 7n., connecting at Norfolk with steamers lor New York and Round trip Fridays and Saturdays during summer See page 9. 2290. Salt Water Chesapeake Haley's FOR Ohio Prohibitionists Name Ticket and Adopt tion State convention to-day nominated the following S. oj Lieutenant EL of Summit Judge of Supreme of Stark Attorney Ix of Cuyahoga State L. of Athens Member board of public W. Stark All the nominations were made by clamation except those for State urer and for member of the board of public Delegates who favored the indorsement of John M. cratic nominee did not mention the subject when the call for nominations was Mr. professor of English literature In the Ohio Northern at The platform adopted declares vocally for the prohibition of the liquor commends the administration for the construction of the demands the exclusion of the loon the Canal stigmatizes the Dow law as favors the election of United States Senators by popular pledges the party to give equal rights of suffrage without re- spect to recommends the inspection of private and State calls for a uniform law and labor and advocates the initiative and referendum in granting franchises and in municipal and county The new State central committee by electing J. W. of and J. C. of The new executive committee to conduct the campaign was at once Frank of Columbus la Walter L. of and John F. of TAGGART CASE PUT ON TRIAL Army Names in Ohio Divorce Major Says Wife from Whom He Sleeks Freedom Drank to Excess and Misconducted Special to The Washington Aug. trial of the suit for divorce begun by Maj. U. S. against Culver Taggart was opened before Judge Eason Attorney for the said that Mrs. Taggart had deceived the major regarding her that she lived at with William a distant relative of the that they consumed a of that she went to In where she remained several months and where various explanations of her illness were that her con- duct with one at with Gen. Charles at Fort and with Lieut. was Attorney Wertz said that one night she sat until a late hour drinking whisky highballs with when Taggart returned unexpectedly and found them coming up from the Congressman for the made a sweeping denial of all these He said Mrs. Taggart's illness In the Cincinnati hospital be ex- by the physician who attended and that Lieut. Fortesque was never In a cellar with Mrs. Some he had called for ice. he held a candle at the door and Mrs. Taggart went down for the ice. The empty whisky he had been left in the house by previous and MaJ. Taggart himself has admitted he forty gallons of whisky in three months and a talk of a drinking bout in which they said Mrs. Taggart engaged In I will show that this drinking place was under the control of Capt. as commissary said Mr. Smyser In DEFRAUDED Buffalo Merchants Sentenced to Prison and Heavily N. Aug. former Buffalo dry goods convicted of con- and secreting goods to defraud creditors in were to-day to long terms of Imprisonment and heavily The convicted men and their sentences Albert J. eight imprisonment in tbe and a fine of Harry imprisonment and a flue of Moses and Aaron a Une of Lowrie and Harry Joseph will Lowrie opened a clothing store In falo in 1903. Large Quantities of goods were shipped to the firm by New and Philadelphia When Lowrie went into only worth of goods could be located by the After an in- warrants were Issued for the arrest of Lowrie and the At the trial the fact was brought out that goods received by Lowrie taken to another part of the where they were re- packed and shipped out of Buffalo under another name to Scranton and For- est where they were retailed by ethers in the KILLED HIS Principals in Kentucky Tragedy Both Prominent Aug. reached here to-day by telephone that Nick a wealthy and lumber had shot and killed his Felix near Spring in Leslie Hoskine was also a large lumber merchant and The quarrel arose because had sued Garrison for an alleged son fled to the mountains and made his Watchman Murdered for New Aug. body of Ignatius a night watchman de- tailed on duty at the Alcus box at Water and Napoleon was found to-day floating in the river and bearing wounds that pointed to Hobbery was the motive of the and was evidently committed by two or more The only clew is bloody stick the crime was com- 86.OO Pennsylvania Railroad will have on sale every Friday and commencing June 2S, round-trip tickets to Atlantic Cape Ocean or Sea Isle good to return until the following at Atlantic City tickets are good the River USE OF BLIND POOL Equitable Donated to Both Political BOUGHT IN ITS OWN STOCK Other Sums Settled Suits ened by Policy Part of the Expenditures So Well They Have Not Been Jerome Says He May Need Grand Jury to Up Equitable Insurance era to Investigate in New Special to The Washington New of the uses for which funds from that Kian account carried on the books of the Mercantile Trust Company In the names of James W. Alexander and Thomas D. xhen Equitable as are Part of the money was used in ing eighty-nine shares of bought from time to time in small blocks from various holders who were regarded as hostile to the old management in the Some of it went in settling suits threatened by policy holders to compel a distribution of the society's and other actions in the trial of which tha methods of the business under the old regime would have been and some of the money wae used as contributions to the funds of Some Expenses Still Those are toy no means the only nels through which the trickled broader and deeper than any mentioned are said to have and although every effort is be- ing made to cover it was dieted to-day that they would be dis- closed before long. If the Equitable Society was a party to the loan the purchase account of any of the society's It was declared was To usa the policy money in the purchase of its own the society would first have to have a law passed by the lature authorizing the act. The Joint note given and Jordan to cover the loan was indorsed toy James H. Hyde as vice president of tout dent Paul Morton repudiated any sponsibility on the part of the the and it was taken up party whose name has not yet been dis- The man who paid the note it was said to-day acquired the eighty-nine shares of stock that had beer loan The State ment has had the name bought on the banking of this as well as a record of all the payments made on the loan for more than a but all information regarding any phase of the transaction has been Jordan Owned In connection with the news of the chases oi Equitable stock in this it was noted with interest to-day that Thomae D. Jordan Is one of the few di- rectors mentioned in the Hendricks report as having qualified through the actual ownership of five shares of Mr. Jordan was down in the State report as being the owner of ten shares of the capital Mr. Alexander also is down as a The State superintendent reports that three of the old B. Henry R. and Bradish qualified by Alexander and Jordan Five shares of the stock which Jordan had was transferred re- cently on the society's books to Paul The persons from whom trustees ander and Jordan bought this it was said had usually picked it up in the open market a few shares at a The Equitable It was was always glad to get hold of it to prevent any disclosures which a stock owner was able to bring If the age market price was paid for this more than was in this No details were obtainable to-day in re- gard to the campaign ex- cept that they were made to both Jerome As its first step in entering upon Its In- of life insurance conditions In this State the joint legislative committee to-day held an hour's conference with Mr. The met the district attorney at Its afternoon session in At- torney General Mayer's at 27 iam Mr. Jerome came before the committee in response to an Invitation by the Senator William The to man desired to have the fit of Mr. Jerome's study of the Frick and Hendricks and also to get his advice as to the best methods of It was said also that the committeemen discussed with the district attorney the selection of counsel for the Chairman Armstrong announced that no selection had been made and probably would not be made for several There he several names under con- but he refused to make them It is known that Joseph M. Frank S. and possibly ator Brackett are among those up for Grand Jury for the Associated New Aug. Attorney Jerome told Justice Davy in the of the New York State Supreme Court to-day that he might need a cial Jury to Investigate the Equi- table Life Assurance Society's affairs be- fore the legislative committee has finished Its Investigation of life Insurance which Is to The court has been kept 4n session to await possible action by Mr. He informed It to-day that he was not certain whether he would want the special Jury or and would not ask for It but re- quested the court to adjourn to September which It In the he said any Justice of the court could grant the order for a special Examination by Aug. large Insurance companies of New Tork are to bfe gated by the insurance commissioners of i 91O.OO Niagara Falls Baltimore Ohio R. R. Leaving Washington 7 a. August 4. Special standard coaches and man parlor via Philadelphia and picturesque Lehigh Tickets good Liberal stopovers and as a result of a meeting of eight State Insurance commissioners Another result of the conference Is to be Interstate inspection of all large life Insurance so that alleged of funds and ment may become a thing of the It is said that a combination will be formed several commissioners will look into the business of all life in- surance companies having license to op- lerate in their Some of those at meeting were unable to agree with the men taking the initiative in the investigation because of lack of These it is will join the movement it mous among Western and Southern t. The men go to New York on to the investigation are State treasurer of insurance commissioner ol ance commissioner of Zeno M. insurance commissioner of and T. D. insurance missioner of The other men who attended the con- vention but who did not join in the ment were W. R. tendent of insurance of James W. insurance commissioner of B. F. auditor of State and insurance commissioner of and J. J. actuary of the Illinois department of The commissioner of Ohio was un- able to Court of Inquiry Will Not Censure Of- of San Aug. special dis- patch to the Call San an official the reliability of which cannot be questioned because of its connection with the court it has just become known what in sub- stance will be the report of the court of Inquiry now investigating the It may be stated that the court will find that boiler B of the Bennington exploded because of unusually high but because the metal of the sheet and the bolts holding that crown sheet In place had had lost all and nearly all tensile by reason of constant use and the failure to renew the weakened The court will hot censure the officers of the but will pass the matter and the responsibility to nigher OUR ARISTOCRACY European Brand of Much Better Henry New Aug. tho American and European types of Col. who returned to-day on the steamer Oceanic from a trip to observed European aristocracy pretty closely while I was over and I nave arrived at the conclusion that for- eign aristocracy Is of a much better grade than the American There means lineage and Here It ranges chiefly from bad key to Standard Mr. Watterson said that he had read the accounts of the scandal in the De- of and have often wondered how so many scientific men connected with the at comparatively small salaries could live so It only goes to show that the college man IB not a success In ARRESTED AT THE Woman by Fellow senger of New Aug. Dora who said that she lived lu was by a central office as she left the gang plank of the White Star steamer which docked She was taken to charged with the complainant being Benjamin of South who alleges that the woman took his pocket a purse containing as they were coming down the gang Both complainant and prisoner were first passengers on the and Jennings Is reported toy the police as being the wife of one P. F. a former race horse of Mont. Jennings refused 10 any explanation locked Baltimore ana Baltimore Ohio Every Saturday and All trains both both except Royal week LAWS ARE INADEQUATE Criminal Says Should Be AT OYSTER BAY Attorney General in Connection Agricultural Department that It Has Become Difficult Un- der Present Statutes to Reach a Man Who Is L. Aug. Attorney General who came here yesterday to visit President left to-day for Washington to give personal tion to the inquiries being made into the scandals in the Agricultural The In some of the cases have been referred to the Department of tice for such action as may be in the opinion of the Attorney by the Before his departure Mr. Moody said that in addition to the pending cases thn President and he discussed a variety of The declination of W. W. Cotton to accept the appointment of United States district Judge for the district of Orgon was faken but no agreement was reached as to a further Mr. Moody will consider that matter he is in Judge Cotton did not qualify after his simply Indicating to the President that on account of his private business ar- rangements he found himself unable to accept the tender of The ment of Cotton was made In succession to the late Judge Discussed Matter with Mr. Moody said the President and he In a general discussion of the laws on prosecutions in United States the necessity for ments to the criminal laws of the United They he that Con- gress ought to make certain amendments to existing as the law under which the courts are now operating dered It often difficult to reach a man who might be guilty of whole code of the United said the Attorney to be gone over not merely In the way of but with a purpose ot amend and strengthen the In the present circumstances the United States courts cannot with promptness and facility in many A3 a matter of fact in tion of this condition It is far more cult to take a man from one United States court's Jurisdiction across the Brooklyn Bridge Into another Jurisdiction of the United State court than It is for the State of Maine to get a criminal it wants from the State of Of course a condition is anomalous and ought not to Beef to Be matters which the President Attorney General Moody considered the prosecution of the meat packers Tinder indictment In The cution will be pressed vigorously by the The Surgeon General of the Navy and Mrs. P. Rixey arrived here to-night from and are guests at amore Ifill of the President and Mrs. No other callers were received Son of a Middle Aug. Through a certificate filed by an undertaker at the office of the town clerk the fact became public that on July 14, George W. a son of the late William A. of New known as committed suicide by jumping from an upper veranda of the Connecticut Hospital for the His body was taken to Tork and buried in wood Wood Alcohol Kills Aug. 2. Two inmates of the house of correction are dead and four others are ill In that Institution from drinking wood said to have been obtained at South Side resorts some days the tims were sentenced to 'the to Falls and Return Via Pennsylvania This lar excursion leaves Washington by cial train a. August 11. Vestibule standard coaches and man parlor Through without Tickets good for ten for following excursion August 25. Address P. A. S. B. 15th and G for descriptive ABANDON Authorities Now to Prove Carlton a Special to The Washington New additional crimes were charged Frederick E. Brooklyn's and for the first time since his arrest on a grand larceny charge he declined to be It is said that his lawyers advised him to sit to do some thinking and less v Borough Inspector Crossi declined to make known the identity of woman who called on him saying he was pledged to secrecy respecting It was said that she Was Mrs. Lulu N. and also Mrs. of two of alleged -in- spector reporters that fee was not at liberty to say which woman The caller was a becomingly dressed She appeared to be a very serious and approached the office as if her mission was distasteful to This woman was of the stalwart type and apparently in good while Is. reputed to be an The authorities appear to the Idea of making out a homicide case Carlton and to be bending their efforts to prove him a bigamist The prisoner admits that he was married four times end that two of his wives wero living when he was married to nie who died in and Mary who died in ELECTRIC AT Passengers on Caronia Stee a Violent Electrical New Aug. of the steamship from pool reports on Sunday last the Caronla passed the most violent electrical storm he has ever witnessed An iceberg had just passed as the ship headed intp the So close was the that a bear was plainly seen on and the passengers made snapshots of him with Then the died clouds of inky blackness and tihe already cold from the presence of the felt to 53 while the wind increased from twenty miles to fifty miles an passengers where they could witness the whose flashes made most continuous and temporarily blinded the The storm broke apparently directly above the SERIOUS OFFENSE Man at Rockville Jail for Alleged Assault on a Special to The Washington Aug. a young man of twen three years has been arrested and Is confined In the jail at charged with having committed criminal assault on Margie the year-old daughter of Mrs. Mamie a well-known resident of The assault is alleged to have curred on Friday of last special efforts been made to keep the particulars from the The warrant for Fish's arrest was issued toy Justice Joseph of upon in- formation of Dr. E. of The two people Involved have been far some Fish until re- cently having been employed In the lisle BANK SAFE BLOWN Bandits Secure at m and 111., Aug. bank at Champagne was broken open robbed of early was and the ex- which blew the safe door the was heard for The bers Negro Murder N. a charged with the murder of thew at Trenton in quarrel over a and who was pursued by detectives and ers since the crime was on July 16, was captured the polios day on a farm in. Piscataway Chesapeake a Family Long lined with B 1.85 To re and Pennsylvania Saturday and Tickets good on all trains ex- cept Congressional and good for until Sunday TO M. Voice for Uses of the Equitable Blind Moody Urges Laws for Tellow Fever 8-Caleb C. Willard Statistician Hyde to Meat Inspection 3 Fairbanks Given an Cuban Rice BUI With News of Virginia and 6 Editorial Oldest of English Talks with Hotel 7 Social and Mrs. Clarence Army and Navy Nationals Still Racine Results and The Barrow Financial end The Legal District Water FAIRBANKS Vice President Suffering from Attack of Acute Aug. Tribune cial from Sault Ste. Vice President Fairbanks was seized with an acute attack of indigestion at the reception and had to be assisted from the stand In the He walked to the Hotel and repaired to his room To all callers he sent word that he would be unable to one until MAYOR MISSING Belcher's Debts Now Estimated by His Friends at Supporters Save Promised to Make Good Every that He May Have Special to The Washington 2ST. Aug. family and his friends have searched long and earnestly for Paterson's missing it was admitted dis- appeared as completely as though the earth swallowed The mayor owes an amount now estimated by his friends at to cording to the State he obtained by misrepresentations and In- sufficient collateral banks and trust The Is very popular his friends have rallied manfully to his in. his unexplained They have promised practically to make he They have ready from Which loans on collateral of such a. nature which a forgery charge According to his A. the money has been turned over in cash to these anid most of the bankers ex- press themselves as Despite all this on the part of his friends toward paving the way for the mayor's return not one clow as to his whereabouts exists if the ment of his closest friends can be be- Late this afternoon several of them admitted having fears that in sibly a temporary aberration of mind he might have killed They based this on the fact that for a month past the mayor has not acted like Mr. In a said day last the mayor called up my office on the telephone and asked if Mr. was in. When I an- I did not his I told him that he waa not but that he was expected hero almost any He then hung up the receiver and came around to the office to see appeared to be dazed and not seem to know what was going on about He was told of the telephone in- tout appeared to know nothing of It. He left the office and returned to the city hall and called self up on the telephone but time I recognized his voice and I went to the city hall myself and found him tele- phoning to Mr. Chalmers also made the statement to-day that the mayor's financial had all been that Belcher had something over and that had been pledged to aid and that the claims had ail been paid In cash by President of the can Trust has a claim of against the not been we are not He reason Is that we have been secured by friends of Mr. and If he comes back we will be but I very much doubt if any one bothers to pay the debts of a dead a dead At the banks the replies are about on the same All that they have not been but that they have boon Mr. Chalmers stated to-day that the cashier of the German-American Trust Company had assured him that the ture of George Allee to certain of the Manchester Building and Loan sociation upon which Mayor Belcher rowed money were not as the cashier knew Alice's signature and knew the signature of the books to be To-night Mr. Chalmers admitted that there was a possibility that Mayor Belcher might not He said that for a long time past his partner had not been The coupled with his hard work as a lawyer and as ed to have worn him out COME TO Chinese Merchants in Victoria on Way to B. Aug. Man and Chan rich Chinese mer arrived by the steamer Empress of bound for Washington to discuss unofficially trade with relation to the boycott now being enforced against American goods In with the nese minister at Lo Man Loung said there was a strong feeling growing in the coast cities of China for a union Draw Interest And are subject to check at will in Ing department of Union 1414 F st. Start an account to Ferry and Re tarn 6. Splendid opportunity to visit the guard in Train leaves more and Ohio R. B. Station a. m. above ARMED BOATS OUT Louisiana Prepares to Drive Back HOSTILITIES ARE IMPENDING Vardaman Declares He Will In- crease Mississippi Pronounces Row Over Quarantine Ado About Stands Guard Over Drawbridge in Louisiana Vessel Situation in New leans Little New Aug. fever record In New Orleans up to 6 p. m. Ig as New 32. Total cases to 378. 11. Total deaths to 7. New 4. Total substitute 54. Cases outside New At Ship Island Quarantine station in the off Mobile to date 4 cases 1 1 1 West 2 cases and 1 1 1 1 1 Point 1 and 1 Disease Spreads The fever situation showed no material during the and the few new centers shows that it Is not spreading with the rapidity of former Of the four were in the Emergency four in the original and three in the Charity The impending hostilities between tho States of Louisiana and Mississippi over the invasion by Gov. Vardaman's tine mosquito fleet and armed guards stationed at Pearl River Is not improved by the statement given out by Gov. daman to-day in after his return from the where he went to Investigate the Blanchard's Fleet Gov. Blanchard has ordered Capt. of the naval to impress the fleet of patrol boats of the oyster com- mission into arm and rol the waters now in possession of the Mississippi One of these boats has already been dispatched to the neck of water connecting Lake Lake late to-night or to-morrow morning a launch armed with Colt's rapid-fire guns from tho naval brigade armory and manned by officers and crew from the brigade will leave for the Both Capt. Bostick and Gen. submitted reports as to the result of their Both dispatched officers to the scene and they learned enough to confirm the first reports of tha armed Invasion and the arbitrary action of the Mississippi patrol boats in closing the Louisiana waters to Louisiana Man at The on which tha Louisville and Nashville Railroad is five miles the Mississippi line and distinctly In Louisiana and does not even come under that territory now in dispute before the Supreme Court of the United It was found day that a man to be In charge of the Mississippi patrol In those had stationed himself on the armed with two and forbade the bridgekeeper from ing the draw to allow boats to pass out from Lake into Other complaints have also been received in large A score of fishermen called on the authorities day and told how they had been pre- vented from going out into Lake by the Mississippi Eighteen Boats There are eighteen boats now at Ship which were captured by the patrol and towed by the revenue cutter to Ship Island quarantine It is claimed that every one of these vessels was taken in Louisiana Another complication has developed In the same The British ship Bray Head of the Head after com- her cargo in New stopped .at the Mississippi side of Lake Borgne to get a deckload of but the Mississippi boats absolutely refused to allow a tug to go to the mouth of Pearl River to get the barge and The Bray Head had to leave without the and the agents and the owners will lay the matter before the British Italians Conceal The city board of report of yesterday's forty-two new oases and six deaths shows that Italian patients bered while the six dead were all In Hospital in the of originally infected there were twelve all In one In one Hospital street house flve cases were and in another Most of the other new cases were found near the French In spite of all that been done to reassure many Italians continually try to conceal their They are still stricken with panlo and they turn in fear from doctors and health It was due largely to the energy with which the marine hospital forces set the work of discovering hidden cases that Tuesday's record was so With local they In- on reaching spots where they be- cases to Since this Federal has been in cases Have been turned up in the most Postmaster Woodward to-day received a letter from the Railway Mail Service at saying that hereafter accept no letter mailed from New Orleans that had not been dis- and that under no circumstances would receive will doubtless be temporarily out of mall or The mosquito theory being accepted by the Federal disinfection of mail la CONTINUED ON FOURTH PAGE Harpers And Leave Baltimore and Ohio Railroad August 6, am Splendid opportunity to our soldier boys in Low Prices if You Take a Carload of Libbey 6th and T.