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TENSION AT ' END
Frioto Agrees to Conferee er tba
SCOPE OF CONVENTION IS
Political or Territorial otates of Saltan!
1 Domain Not Inrolred.
WAR PREPARATIONS WILL NOW CEASE
ATLANTIC WINS SECOND RACE
Charier Barr Adda Another I.arel to
the Crown of American
ISLAND OF HELIGOLAND, June 19.-
The American schooner yacht Atlantic won
the race for auxllllary yachts from Dover
to Heligoland, completing the course In
41 hour, 26 minutes, 2-4 seconds.
The annual race from Dover to Hellgo-
I land waa won by the schooner yacht 8u
sanne, owned by O. Huldschtnnky of Ger
many. Time, 40 hours, 42 minutes, 40 sec
onds. The yawl Thcrese, owned by Felix
Simon of Germany, waa second in 40
hours, E8 minutes, 38 seconds. Navahoe,
Lea. Aotirityin Armie. on Both Side, of ?FZn?
FEAR OF GREAT BRITAIN IN BERLIN
Belief that Britons Are Willing- for
French to Lose on Land If
Britons May Cripple Ger
PARIS, June 39. An International con
ference for the consideration of the affairs
of Morocco Is now practically assured a
the result of the conversation between Pre
mier Rouvler and Princo Radolin, the Ger
man ambassador, and attention Is now
directed to defining the scope of the con
ference. Details are being rapidly ar
ranged and the officials expect to be able
to announce the plans for1 the conference
In the course of four or five days. This
result, after the severe strain which tested
the diplomatic resources of both govern
ments, has the effect of relieving the ten
sion, tiie officials of the Foreign office and
tho diplomats of the German embassy
agreeing that an amicable adjustment Is
near at hand.
Although tho acceptance of the confer
ence gives a certaln.measure of success to
.German diplomacy, yet M. Rouvler emerges
from the controversy with the advantage
third In 42 hours, 28 minutes, 32 seconds.
and the British schooner yacht Bunshlne,
owned by L. H. Solomon was fourth, 43
hours, 43 minutes, 48 seconds,
The decision of the judges is that the
Susanne wins the annual Dover-Heligoland
race, with the Therese second and the Nav-
anoe third. Emperor William was to have
seen the finish, but remained on board the
Imperial yacht Hohenzollern at Cuxhaven
on acceunt of the thick fog prevailing.
KING IS SORRY BUT RESOLUTE
Francis Joseph Names Minority Cabi
net for II angary Became of
BUDA PEST, Hungary, June 19. Simul
taneously with the appointment of the new
cabinet emperor Francis Joseph sent an
autograph letter to Premier Fejervary re
gretting that he was unable to select a
minister from the majority because the tat
ter's program was unjustified, and placing
the destinies of the nation In the ministry's
While approving of the majority's pro
posals for Interior administration the em
peror declares he can only accept the de
mands regarding the army within certain
limits. The letter concludes
It will afford me great astlsfactlon if you
could pave the way for an understanding
of having brought Germany to exactly de- I on the lines Indicated, thus furthering the
fine the scope of the conference and so to
rid it of the objection of being a menace
to French interests. Although the basis of
the conference has not yet been settled,
H is understood the two governments sub
stantially agree on some of the main fea
tures lnvolyed. Germany has suspected
that France had designs on the sovereignty
of Morocco, but the negotiations disclosed
that France had not questioned this sov
ereignty. Similarly It was disclosed that
France had not designed 10 interrupt me
ot Morocco. This appears to have been
one of Germany's chief apprehensions, ss
any change In Morocco's status quo might
Involve an ultimate French protectorate
similar to that over Tunis,
Questions at lasne.
With both governments favorable to the
sovereignty of Morocoo and to her political
status quo. It remains for the conference to
adjust the equality of commercial rights,
as Germany desires this assurance from
an International conference Instead of
through the operations of the Anglo-French
agreement. Therefore the conference Is
not likely to consider changes In the politi
cal status of Morocco, but rather Internal
reforms" and eoRtmarclal privileges.
A dispatch to the Temps from Met says
that tho Sixteenth Gorman army corps Is
showing less aotlvtty Jthan the Twentieth
and Sixth French army corps, as the
Sixteenth German army oorps has been
continually on a war footing and is pre
pared for Immediate mobilisation. The
dispatch says that the Inspection of troops
has been aotlve on both sides. - However,
this activity has been less marked recently
as all eyes have been turned toward Paris
In the expectation of a favorable result of
the dlplomatlo negotiations.
Optimist lo Views nt Berlin.
BERLIN, June 19. Premier Rouvler has
Informed Prince Radolin, the German am
cabinet from the
AMERICAN BOYCOTT GROWING
Chinese Merchants Bind Themselves,
Under Heavy Penalty, Mot to
Bar Yankee Goods.
TIEN TSIN, June 19.-Two Important
meetings were held yesterday In the native
city In connection with the anti-American
propaganda. The meetings were attended
by 600 students representing 28 colleges.
Ten resolutions were passed of which the
most important were the following: To
boycatt American goods; to stimulate
Chinese manufacturers; to circulate antl
American literature and to record results.
Other bodys representing 200 members
from the . commercial guilds of seventeen
provinces have signed an agreement under
mutual bond to forfeit 60,000 taels If any
member Is reported purchasing American
The Peking guilds are circulating 10,000
copies of the resolution.
TROOPS AND SOCIALISTS MEET
Two Persons Killed and Thirty-Six
Wonnded in Fight In Rus
WARSAW, Russian Poland, June 19.
Two persons were killed and thirty-six
were wounded In a conflict between troops
and socialists at Lodz yesterday. A pro
cession of 2,000 socialists, carrying red
flags, was stopped by Cossacks. The so
cialists thereupon fired and the Cossacks
replied and then charged with drawn
swords Into the thick of the procession.
Tho disturbance was renewed this morn
lng at a factory In tho suburb of Baluty,
bassador at Paris, that France Is Inclined which the troops have cut off from com-
to accept the Invitation to take part In the I munlcatlon with Lodz.
proposed conference on Morocco provided
the German and French governments can Q0Y. MAG00N HAS NO FEVER
reach a mutually satisfactory agreement I
as to the precise points to be considered I Attack of Malaria from Which Ha
y the conferees. The conviction exists
at the Foreign office that France and Ger-
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Although earnest differences of views are
yet to be reconciled, the authoratlve judg
ment of the Foreign office Is that they will I tradlcted by Secretary Reed, who Informs
be overcome by negotiation. M. Rouvler the Associated tress that the governor
Recovers Causes Report Which
PANAMA, June 19. The rumor that Gov
ernor Magoon is sick with fever Is con
has thus yielded to Prince von Buelow on
two easenltal points on which M. Delcasse,
the former foreign minister, bad re-
Jifn.iH the Invitation to take cart
Morocco conference. M. Kou
first consented to reopen the
merely suffered from a slight attack, of
malaria, but Is well today.
Decorations for Exhibitors.
PARIS, June 19. The minister of com
merce Is about to present a bill to Parlla-
MORTON WANTS TO KNOW
If ew Head of Equitable Employ. Account
ant, to Oo Over Books,
EXAMINATION WILL BE SEARCHING
Expenses, Value of Real Estate and
Price Paid for It and Relation
to Other Corporations to Be
NEW YORK, June 19. A new and Im
portant Investigation of the affairs of the
Equitable Life Assurance society is to be
begun at once. Paul Morton, the newly
elected chairman of the board of directors.
wants to know exectly how things are
with the society, and has commissioned
Price, Waterhouse & Co. and Hasklns &
Sells, chartered accountants, working to
gether, to examine every detail of the work.
Investments and relations of the society.
Text of the Letter.
The letter sent by Mr. Morton to the
Arms employed is as follows:
Dear Sirs: As chairman of the executive
board of the Kquitable Life society I want
to know the exact condition of the society
on June 10, ltfu6, the date of my election
as chairman. With that end in view you
will please make lolntlv an examination
of the accounts of the society. You will
nave access to an books, papers and
I desire that your report should be as
complete and exhaustive as possible. Par
ticular attention snouia De paid to ascer
taining the facts upon these subjects:
1. ' The society's annual expenses. Includ
ing legal expense, advertising expenses,
agency expense and cost of securing business.
2. The real estate investments of the
company, lncludlnK In the case of each
particular parcel and value at which It Is
carried on the books of the society : the
Income which it yields and the fair valua
tion of the property, whether above or be
low the value at which it is carried on the
nooks of the society. (If necessary, real
estate experts may be employed In ascer
taining tne value ana income or tne real
estate, subject of course to my approval
as to men ana tflt-ms.)
4. ine otner investments or tne society
their character and the circumstances
under which they have been made.
. ine society s surplus ana tne manner
In which It is carried upon the books of
0. rne metnods or keeping tne society s
accounts ana tne respects in wnicn us ac
counting may be Improved.
e. ine relations Between tne society ana
the trust companies, banks, safe duposlt
companies ana other institutions wltn
which the society Is am Hated by owner
ship of considerable amounts of stock or
otherwise. (In the case of every corpora
tion In which the society has a dominant
or Important Interest, or with which the
society nas special relations, the owner
ship of stock other than that owned by the
society should be ascertained so far as
7. The subjects covered by the report of
the investigating committee of whlcn Mr,
Frlck was chairman should be fully in
8. W hen the report of the New York
superintendent of Insurance has been made
that report should be carefully studied, and
every matter covered by it or the recom
mendations of the commissioner carefully
The foregoing suggestions are not In
tended to limit tne scope ot your inquiries
which should be as broad as may be neces
sary In order to ascertain the precise con
dltlon of the affairs 'of the society.
shall from time to time designate other
subjects which seem to can for special in
It is important for all concerned that
your Investigations should be completed as
promptly as poasiDie, ana you win ac
cordingly Inaugurate It at once and carry
it forward with all possible vigor.
I suggest that each one or your Arms
place in general charge of this work one
particular man with whom I may confer
from .time to time.
It Is very essential that the entire matter
should be treated confidentially and I wish
to confer with you as to when you shall
begin this work and how you shall pro
ceed. Very truly yours,
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GOOD REPORTS OF LUTHERANS
Much Money Raised for Chnrch
tension and Work Will Be
PITTSBURG, June 19. The fourth day's
session of the general synod ot the Evan
gelical Lutheran Church In America con
vened today with devotional exercises. Not
withstanding the warm weather today, all
the 260 delegates were In their seats. The
first important business of the morning was
the nineteenth biennial report of the board
of church extension.
The report was the beat In tho history of
the work of the board. For two years end
ing April 30 Inst the total receipts were
$145,194.79. an Increase over the year of 1903
of 112,820.67. The total assets were H71,8fi9.G0.
which Includes $274,720.98 on the books as
overdue loans. During the blennlum fifty-
two churches were aided by loans and 203
received donations, an lncrense of seventy
two. The amount raised by the twenty
five synods In two years was $09,772.99,
which was $13,603.33 less than the appor
tionment. Recommendations were made that the ap
portionment for church extension remain
. v. . - I. n . . I l - J '
Der, ine same t uuv., otuu mai, me appor
tionment for a parsonage fund be 6 cents
The committee of relocating boards and
synods filed a lengthy report, which ad
vised against any changes.
Rev. Dr. Judson Swift of New York re
ported the work of the American Tract as
sociation, showing an Increase of member
ship over the last blennlum of 62,445 and
an estimated value of church property In
the general synod of $14,967,302.40.
Church extension was the subject of the
address made by Rev. C. E. Walter, D.D.,
of York, Pa., secretary of the church ex
tension board, at the night session. He
said that the fund for church extension
work had received a large Increase In the
past two years, having handled over
$150,000 In cash. He urged the establish
ment of special funds, saying people should
not wait until they died before leaving a
fund. In this connection he reported a
number of special gifts received which are
designated as new loan funds. Among them
was an Iowa fund of $5,000 established by
the young men and young women bible
classes of St. John's church, Des Moines.
These funds are to be merged Into a fund
to be called the United Loan fund, to which
a number of Lutherans all over the United
States have contributed In sums from $10
The total should exceed $25,000. These
funds will be loaned mv first mortgages
on Lutheran church property all over the
WOODMEN CLERKS ADJOURN
New Offloer. Installed and luuoh Important
Business Transacted at Final Session.
FORESTER COMPETITIVE DRILLS BEGIN
Camp Ko. 1 ! of South Omaha Sec
ond in the First Day's Exhibi
tion Topeka Team In
MILWAUKEE, June 19.-Having Installed
a new board of officers, refused to endorse
the law committee recommendation that
the head office of the Modern Woodmen of
America employ traveling auditors, ordered
summary dismissal of Incompetent clerks,
tabled a resolution abolishing head state
physicians, rejected a proposed change In
the method of collecting assessments from
newly elected members, demanded a higher
salary for the head clerk of the society as
well as for the secretary of Its own organi
zation, the local camp clerks' association
convention held Its final session today and
adjourned until the next head camp In 1907.
The closing session, while one of much ac
tivity In the disposition of affairs of a busi
ness nature was marked by warm expres
sions of cordiality toward the retiring
p sidept H. P. Hoyt of 3eV.tle, to whom
the association presented a magnificent
gold watch, and toward Secretary W. T.
.Copeland, Just re-elected and Installed, to
whom was presented a large sliver loving
John Sullivan, member of the law com
mittee, urged upon the association the ne
cessity of revising the existing rates of
fraternal Insurance, declaring that unless
a revision was made soon within a few
years the Modern Woodmen of America
would suffer the fate of other beneficial In
surance organizations hopeless bank-
question and second agreed to Uke part """t according B0 decorations of the
In th. conferenc. nrovlded the nrotoool is Legion of Honor to French exhibitors at
In conformity with French Interests. This the St. Louis exposition, including artists
will be accepted by Germany which will "i scuipiors.
ll.lt. tk. J IKavu Huns -v4 tha rnn t arnrn 1
Oreat Britain, supporting Franoe, bad tlto WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
refused to join the proposed conference but
Foreign Secretary Lansdowne has. It Is
understood, said that It France accepted
Great Britain also would accept.
A great diplomatic battle Is in progress
with the probabilities leaning toward the
Fear of Great Britain.
- No adequate view of the German feel- I Le0 Valley, Greeley county, Fred Easter-
4ng at this time can be presented I green, vice J. Walsh, resigned. Iowa La-
Wlthoul making note of the very gen- throp, Warren county, Bert Leggett, vice
eral belief in naval circles that Great John Leggett, dead.
Britain is seeking an excuse to check tne Bids were opened at the office of the
great progress which Is making in the Ger- I supervising architect of the treasury today
man sea armament. This belief is widely I for the construction of the new publlo
Nebraska and lows Postmasters
Named by the Postal
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, June 19. Special Tele-
gram'. Postmasters appointed: Nebraska
expressed among naval officers ot all
classes. It Is the present view that Great
Britain will be willing that France should
suffer defeat on land If Britain thereby was
given a chance to destroy, the German navy.
As a result of this feeling there Is great
activity In the German navy -and it has
never been so alert or so perfectly ready
for defense as now. A posslblo explanation
for this alarm Is that Admiral Tlrplts has
been anxious to test the preparedness and
speed "tth- which the navy could be placed
upon a war basis, and therefore desired
that the officers should feel the thrill and
stimulus of an Imminent action In order to
bring out the beat In them.
RAILROAD STEAMER DAMAGED
Finance Reaches New York After
Ha viae Made Trip In
NEW YORK, June 19. The Panama rail
road steamer Finance arrived here from
Colon today In a badly damaged condition
as a result of a collision with the Spanish
steamer Montevideo In Colon harbor.' It
will go Into dry dock for survey and re
rwira, A preliminary examination showed that
while the Finance waa badly damaged i it
would be entirely safe for it to make Its
rulsr trip to New Turk, where facilities
r making the necessary repairs are bet
ter than at Colon.
The collision was eaused by disarrange
ment of the Montevideo's steering gear.
bulldln at Atlantic, la. There were eight
bidders, the lowest being H. A. Paine, Al
bert .Lea, Minn., at $26,000. Supervis
ing Architect Taylor said this afternoon
that ha had on hand sufficient appropria
tion to construct the Atluntlc public build
ing within the amount named by the low
S. A. M. Young, assistant superintend
ent at the Slsseton Indian school in South
Dakota, has been promoted and given the
position of bonded school superintendent
of the Indian school at Wlttenburg, Wis.
NATIONAL GUARD CONVENTION
Militia Officers Representing- Twenty
States In Conference at St. Paul
' General Culver on Committee.
ST. PAUL, June 19. Assistant Secretary
of War Robert S. Oliver and party, includ
ing representatives of the army, navy and
marine corps, arrived In St. Paul today
over the Northwestern road to attend the
meetings of the Interstate National Guard
association, to be held In Armory hall
The first session was called to order at
10 o'clock by General J. F. W. Hughes of
Pennsylvania, first vice president of the
association. In the absence of General Dick
of Ohio, who la 111 at his home.
Colonel John B. Lawler, chaplain general
of the Minnesota National Guard, delivered
the invocation, and Governor Johnson and
Mayor Smith welcomed the delegates to the
state and city.
After the addresses of welcome had been
delivered and the legislative committee had
been appointed reports of the secretary
and treasurer were read. Then brief ad
dresses were made by General Oliver, who
contented himself with saying he would
be heard from later; General Davis, Judge
advocate general, U. 8. A., and General G.
P. Elliott, United States Marine corps.
Major A. D. Knlskerln of the subsistence
department of the Department of the Lakes
read an exhaustive paper on the subsist
ence problem as related to the National
The executive committee reported in
favor of the appointment of a committee
ot one from each state to draft a bill along
the lines of the so-called Dick bill. The
committee appointed Included the follow
California, Adjutant General Louden
Illinois, Daniel Moriarlty; Kansas, General
R. H. Holslngton; Nebraska, General Cul
ver; Oregon, General W. E. Ftnze; Texas,
General John A. Hullen.
A short business session was held this
afternoon, and at S o'clock the delegates
went on a trip of Inspection to Fort
Snelllng, where a review of the entire reg
iment was held 'at 4 o'clock, which was
followed by a reception tendered General
Oliver by the officers of the post.
Twenty states are represented In the convention.
STATEMENT NOT YET READY
President and Attorney General Hold
Conference on (object ot
Santa Fe Affair.
WASHINGTON, June 19. A conference
was held at the White House today between
the president and Attorney General Moody
with respect to the policy to be pursued
In the Santa Fe rebate case, with which
Secretary Morton. is connected. At the
conclusion of the conference, which lasted
more than an hour, Mr. Moody said he
was not In a position yet to discuss the
The president has agreed with the at
torney general as to the publication of
the details of the correspondence and It
4s expected he will supplement In an off!
clal announcement -the statement mads In
the letters which, have passed between
Messrs. Harmon and 'Judson and the De
partment of Justice.
LIGHTNING'S FATAL STROKE
Circus Employe Killed and Others
Injured While Sleeping in
Wa-on in Michigan.
KALAMAZOO. Mich., June 19. Lightning
early today struck a wagon In which em
ployes of a circus were sleeping at Au
frusta, killing Advance Agent W. J. Currier
of Flint, Mich., and injuring five other men.
All of the Injured were badly shocked, but
will recover. Three of them, John C. El
grist, S. M. Kenzle and Roy Weatherby
LIMA, O.. June 19. A 35,000-barrel tank
containing 33.600 barrels of naphtha, valued
at $5 a barrel, was struck by lightning
today and the fire whistle of the Standard
Oil company's refinery brought 1,000 men
from their homes to protect other property.
Less than 1,000 barrels of oil could be
pumped from the tank before it became too
hot to handle and the loss Is figured at
COLUMBUS, O., June 19. Reports from
central Ohio show that the rainstorm
early today was one of the heaviest of the
season and did considerable damage to the
growing corn and wheat fields. The rain
was accompanied by a stiff wind, uproot
ing trees, blowing down wheat and throw
ing down fences. Many farmers report
that the wind blew off much fruit. Re
ports from Springfield, Dayton and other
towns say that many shade trees were
ruined. In this city the Inmates of the
home of t,ie aged were shocked by light
South Omaha Team Second.
Among the Foresters prize drills today
the following averages wero made
Camp No. 1454, South Omaha, Neb., Cap
tain Harry Stafford commanding, 97.667;
camp No. 1096, Omaha, Neb., Captain T. J.
Cooley, commanding, 95.334; camp No. 230,
Oelweln, Iowa, Captain Charles F. Kaiser,
commanding, 91.767; camp No. 636, Topeka,
Kan., Captain O. B. Hatch, commanding,
97.99; camp No. 28, Topeka, Kan., Captain
Archie Bauman, commanding, 96.463; camp
No. 2002, Kansas City, Mo., Captain J. C,
Kelllnger, commanding, 94.64.
Several cities are striving hard for the
honor of entertaining the next biennial con
vention of the head camp Modern Woodmen
of America. Buffalo, Cincinnati and Peoria
appear to be In the lead; while Detroit,
Louisville and Los Angeles are active oppo
CANDIDATES JMAY WITHDRAW
Republicans Asked to Take Men from
Ticket as Result of Disclosures,
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Fair Tuesday nnd Warmer In North
west Portion Wednesday Fair.
Temperature nt Omahat
Hour. Ileree. Hour.
S a. m Ml I p.
n a. m nr a p.
T a. m IMI 3 p.
H a. m 4U 4 p.
n a. m tin Hp.
10 a. m 4IN l p.
11 a. m H1 T p.
U Ul.,,1 IHI 8 p.
m . . . .
TWELVE DEATHS FROM HEAT
Hot Wave, Accompanied by High
Humidity, Causes Great Suffering:
in New York and Pittsborn-.
NEW YORK, June 19 Many prostra
tions and four deaths, the latter all young
children, accompanied the renewal of yes
terday's torrid temperature, aggravated by
high degree of humidity, In the early
hours of today. At 12:30 p. m. tho ther
mometer marked 88 degrees, with every in
dication of a further rise, but soon after
wards relief came In the shape of a cool
breeze from the sea, accompanied by a
rapid fall In temperature and humidity.
which continued Bteadlly until tonight.
when the air was almost too chilly for
the comfort of the thousands who had fled
to the seaside resorts to escape tho heat
of the morning.
PITTSBURG, June 19. The maximum
reached by the government thermometer
was 92. This evening at 8 o'clock It was
down to 85, with promise of showers and
cooler weather tomorrow.
In the district including Pittsburg, Alle
gheny and McKeesport there were eight
deaths and six prostrations reported up to
11 o'clock tonight.
WASHINGTON. D. C, June 19.-Seven
persons were prostrated by the heat In
Washington today. None of the cases was
serious. The temperature rose steadily
from 4 a. m. until nearly 1 p. m , when a
storm threatened and some relief followed.
The maximum temperature recorrded by
the weather bureau was 93 degrees.
AWAIT NEXT MOVE
Neils er Japan Nor Bussia Ready to An
nounce Names of Feaoe Eavoja,
LITTLE PROBABILITY OF AN ARMISTICE
War Fatty at St. Petersburg Insists that
Aruy is on Ee of Victory.
I TAKAHIRA AND CASSINI AT WHITE HOUSE .
Chief Executive Holds Extended Confer
ence with Agent, of Belligerents.
JAPS WILL BE READY IN AUGUST
MISSISSIPPI RISING RAPIDLY
River is Out of Its
from ' Clinton to
TELEPHONE MEN ARRIVING
Delesjates to Convention of Independ
ent Companies Preparing; for
Work sit Chlcaaro.
CHICAGO, June 19. Delegates to the con
vention of the National Interstate Tele
phone association which will open here to
morrow are arriving. No fewer than 1,000
delegates and exhibitors are expected dur
ing the week and every known phase of
the telephone business will be exploited.
One of the leading questions to be dis
cussed at the meeting Is the possibility of
Installing an Independent company in New
York City, it is declared, and the subject
of uniform toll rates for inter-connecting
telephone plants will be another Important
topic. The association has divided the ter
ritory into districts, each of which will
be officially represented by delegates and
the advantages of standardising equipments
and operation will be fully discussed with
a view of satisfying the largest possible
number of companies.
WIND STORM IN WISCONSIN
Farmhand Killed Near Bine Mounds
and Great Damage Done to
Buildings and Stock.
BLUE MOUNDS, Wis., June 19.-A young
German farmer, name unknown, was killed
on the farm of Charles Collins while milk
ing. Much damage was done to buildingi
and scores of head of stock were destroyed
by a tornado that passed through Dane and
Iowa counties and over the townships of
Barneveld and Blue Mounds last evening.
Telephone and telejrfcpn wires are down
and the full account of the damage can
only be estimated. '
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis., June 19-
The damage done In last night's storm can
not yet be estimated. The storm lasted but
ten minutes, but the official observer re
ports one Inch and eight-tenths of water
to have fallen. Considerable stock was
drowned, but no fatalities to human life
have as yet been reported. The storm was
the fiercest ever experienced In this city.
The Wisconsin and Mississippi rivers,
which had been falling slightly since Fri
day, are rising and are close to the danger
PHILADELPHIA, June 19. The republl
can city committee today announced that a
subcommittee of three consisting of Chair
man James L. Miles, David Martin ahd
David H. Lane, - had been appointed to
meet a similar committee from the com
mittee of twenty-one to consider a demand
that the party ticket named for the Novem
ber election be changed. The committee is
also empowered to see the candidates and
endeavor to induce them to withdraw.
The possible naming of a new ticket will
not necessarily cause a withdrawal of the
organization from the republican organi
zation under the leadership of I. W.
Mayor Weaver and his friends who were
formerly strong allies of the organization
are believed to be hostile to any move that
will continue the present leaders In power.
In addition the committee of seventy, a
strong reform organization, Is perfecting
Itself In every ward with the declared in
tention of placing a ticket In the field In
dependent of what the republican organi
sation may do. The reform leaders are ap
parently confident of their ability to defeat
the regular republican ticket and they
claim they will have the support of Mayor
Weaver and practically all of the office
holders recently appointed to take the
places of the men removed since the
mayor's war on the organization leaders
The committee of nine which was ap
pointed at a mass meeting to fight the
gas lease and which has since pledged it
self to assist Mayor Weaver in his effort
to reform municipal affairs also held a
meeting today and at Its conclusion a brief
statement showing how the committee
views the action of the committee of
twenty-one was given out. It Is as fol
That any compromise between the people
and the republican organization as at pres
ent constituted is Impossible.
But this corrupt organization should be
opposed by the city party (an independent
party backed by the committee of seventy)
by every means in Its power.
That the organization of the city party
should be perfected In every division and
In every ward in this city, to the end that
a convention may be called within ninety
days to prepare a piatrorm or principles
and to take action on the subject ot nomi
nations for tne .November election.
The commission appointed to examine the
work done on the Northwest boulevard,
an operation that will cost several millions
of dollars and which is being constructed
by D. J. McNIchol & Co., of which State
Senator J. P. McNIchol and Insurance Com
missioner Israel W. Durham are mem
bers, had made Its report to the director
of public works. The report states that
the work already done on the boulevard
"has not been done In accordance with the
contract and specifications at points exam
ined by us."
DES MOINES, la., June 19 -The Missis
slppl river Is out of its banks from Clin
ton to Davenport and Is near tho danger
line at Burlington and Keokuk. Thou
sands of acres are Inundated and the
crop and property loss will run up Into
the hundreds of thousands. The situation
at Muscatine and Clinton is critical. A
rise of another foot will flood part of the
streets in both cities. The liver Is now
rising at the rate of about one Inch per
The pleasure island at Davenport was
surrounded today, several thousand peo
ple who had gone tljere on the electric
line having to be removed by boat, the
road having been covered. The river is
receding at Dubuque, but is rising rapidly
at Burlington and Keokuk, where the
danger Is Apparent. Hundreds of men are
worker n the1 levees at Muscatine, the
water threatening to break through at
WALLACE MAY LEAVE CANAL
Report that Chief Engineer Will
Sever His Connection with the
Biar Panama Project.
COLON, June 19. It was publicly an
nounced that John F. Wallace, chief en
glneer of the canal tone, who sailed for
the United States June 16, was going home
by order of Secretary Taft for the purpose
of consultation on Important matters.
Since the departure of Mr. Wallace, how
ever, It has been said In influential circles
that he does .not intend to return to the
Isthmus to resume his position of chief en
gineer, but that he has gone home to confer
with Secretary Taft on the subject of his
The fact that Mr. Wallace went home ac
companied by his wife and his two secre
taries seems In some quarters to lend cre
dence to the rumor that he does not intend
WRIT FOR CONDEMNED WOMAN
Federal Court Askei to Interfere in
Case of Woman Sentenced
to Hans; Friday.
WINDSOR. Vt.. June 19 It Is reported
here tonight that a writ of habeas corpus
In behalf of Mrs. Mary M. Rogers, whose
execution for the murder of her husband
is fixed for Friday next, has been granted
late tonight at Brattleboro by Judge
Wheeler ot the United States district court
According to the report the prison officials
will be required to produce the woman In
court In this town at I o'clock on Wednes
day, only forty-eight hours before the time
set for' her execution. It is said that the
state will be required to show that Mrs.
Rogers la not illegally restrained of her
AGAIN BUYING KANSAS OIL
Standard Company Resumes Purchase
of Heavy Grades at Twenty
Five Cents a Barrel.
INDEPENDENCE, Kan., June 19.-Gen-
eral Manager O'Neill of the Prairie Oil and
Gas company today made the announce
ment that the Standard Oil company will
resume work In the Kansas oil field and
will relay the pipe line to the heavy oil
district and pay 25 cents a barrel for all
oil grading between 22 and 29 degrees In
quality. This is the most Important an
nouncement made In the oil field since the
Standard practically stopped buying In
Kansas following the stringent laws passed
by the last legislature.
This order affects the heavy grade oil
output at Drum Creek, Coffeyvllle, Cherry
vale and Chanute, which was cut oft by
the curtailment order Issued last spring.
It will have a stimulating effect to the oil
Industry generally and restores the condi
tions In the Kansas fields that existed
prior to the meeting of the legislature.
The Btandard Oil company never stopped
taking high grade oil In Kansas, notwith
standing reports to the contrary. Nearly
all the product of the above named dis
tricts was heavy grade. - - --
COMPLAINS OF CALIFORNIA LINE
Pacific Coast Jobbers Say Southern
Pacific Violates the Interstate
WASHINGTON, June 19. Complaint has
been filed with the Interstate Commerce
commission against the Southern Pacific
Railway company by the Pacific Coast
Jobbers' and Manufacturers' association,
alleging a violation of section 1 of the
Interstate commerce act.
It Is cited that the state wharfage toll ot
6 cents a ton on freight entering San Fran
cisco over the wharves of that city Is
charged by the railroad company to ship
pers although the, completion of Its coast
line gives the company a rati entrance to
the city over which it hauls ltsyrelght and
It Is alleged that the charge collected by
the railroad from shippers Is not turned
over to the state.
SENATOR" MITCHELL IN COURT
I'nited States Takins; No Chances In
Trial of the Oregon
PORTLAND, Ore., June 19. For the pur
pose of insuring the government against
any technical objections to the plea of
United 8tates Senator John H. Mitchell of
not guilty as entered by his attorneys last
week. United States District Attorney
Heney today bad Senator Mitchell appear
In court In person -to make his plea. The
senator pleaded not guilty to the charges
preferred against him in connection with
the land fraud cases In this state.
The trial will open tomorrow.
Movements of Ocean Vessels Jane 19.
At New York Arrived: Kroonland, from
Antwerp; Potsdam, from Rotterdam; Mln
netonka. from London; Furnesla, from
At Plymouth Arrived: Kaiser Wllhelm
II., from New York.
At Palermo Sailed: Slavonla, for New
At Glasgow Balled: Siberian for Phila
delphia; Sicilian, for Montreal. Arrived:
Parisian, from New York; Mongolian, from
At Liverpool Arrived: Georgia, from
At Cherbourg Arrived: Barbarossa, from
New York; Kuiser Wllhelm, from New
At Teneriffe Arrived: Assuan, from San
At Hamburg Arrived: rJleiicher. from
New York, via Plymouth and C herbourg.
At Bremen Arrived : Barbarossa, from
- At Dover Arrived: Finland, from New
At Boulogne Balled; Graf Waldersee. for
Minister Informs the President that
Plenipotentiaries Will Be Here by
that Date and Information
Is Sent to C'sar.
WASHINGTON, June 19-Kogoro Taka-
hlra, the Japanese minister, called at the
White House today to Inform the president
that the Japanese plenipotentiaries would
be able to reach Washington the first part
of August, If It was deemed desirable for
them to be here by that time. The per-'
sonnel of tho mission has not yet been an
When the president returned to the ex
ecutive offices after receiving Mr. Taka-
hlra he found Count Casslnl, the Russian
ambassador, awaiting him. The Informa
tion brought by the minister wns communi
cated to the ambassador, who Is cabling his
government tonight to find out when the
Russian mission will arrive. When this Is
known It will be possible to decide upon a
date for the conference. The general be
lief Is that It will convene about the middle
Neither Ready for Armistice.
As has been reiterated In these dispatches
Japan will not ask for an armistice. In
sisting that the Initiative must corns from
Russia. The nptimlstlo reports of the last
few days received In St. Petersburg from
the front hava greatly raised the hopes of
the Russians that a land victory is near
and the war party is opposed to the sending
of a request for an armistice at this-time.
Japan is not at all desirous of a temporary
cessation of hostilities for between now
and the beginning of the rainy season in
August, Oyama is expected to accomplish
great achievements In Manchuria. How
ever, after the plenipotentiaries have been
appointed the Informal discussion of an
armistice will be resumed and in case the
president takes the initiative In suggesting
a limited truce both belligerents will give
the matter serious consideration.
Mr. Takahlra will leave tomorrow morn
ing for Tufts college, where he will deliver
the address upon the fiftieth anniversary
of the college and will receive the degree
of doctor of laws. The minister will re
turn to Washington In time to meet tha
president upon his arrival . Friday.
Sir Mortimer Durand, the British am
bassador, left Washington at midnight for
his summer home at Lenox to be gone
until Friday, when he returns to meet the
president here. Baron- Speck Von Stern
berg, the German ambassador, expects to
remain at Deer Park until the president's
return. The outlook Is for a lull in the
peace negotiations until the president's re
turn. President's Plans for Week.
While the progress of the preliminary
negotiations for peace between the far
eastern belligerents Is necessarily slow
at 'this stage of the procuedingi, It la
known that the president hopes they
practically may be concluded before he
shall go to Oyster Bay for the sum
mer. His desire to facilitate . In every
possible way the negotiations Induced him
to reconsider his original plan to go to
Oyster Bay this week!
After his visit to Worcester and Williams
town, Mass., where he will go to attend
the commencement exercises of Clark uni
versity and Williams college, he will re
turn to Washington, arriving her next
Friday morning. It is expected that If
nothing unusual' should occur in the mean
time some definite announcement of 'the
status of the negotiations may be made
soon after his return. There Is a possibility
even that the selection of the plenipoten
tiaries of both Russia and Japan may be
announced before the president leaves to
morrow night for Massachusetts.
A final determination of the seat of the
conference having been reached, the presi
dent. In common with the political world,
is awaiting the action of the belligerent
nations as to their peace envoys. With
that part of. the program the president
naturally has nothing to do.-; When the
selections have been made the names of the
envoys of the respective governments will
be communicated to the president. By him
they will, In turn, be communicated to the
governments In Interest and formally an
nounced to the world.
battle Would Be Error.
It Is the hope here that the arrangements
may proceed with such facility as to avert
a general engagement ,in Manchuria be
tween the forces of Generals Llnevitch and
Oyama. The precipitation of a great battle
at the present stage of the peace negotia
tions would be regarded here as a most un
fortunate error of judgment, an error
which might Imperil seriously the negotia
tions for the conference. Indeed, it Is be
lieved In some quarters that whatever
might be the result of such a conflict It
would arouse so much bitterness that the
negotiations, the status of which Is now a
favorable, would collapse.
It can be said that President Roosevelt
Is giving no heed to Irritating personal ref
erences to him which have appeared In a
part of the Russian press. His conduct of
the peace negotiations thus far has been as
nearly directly as possible with the emper
ors ot the belligerent powers and the ar
rangements concluded represent-their per
sonal views as well as his own.
The reference to the president by an Im
portant St. Petersburg newspaper as a
"broker" Is regarded here as most un
happy, although It is known In Washing
ton that It does not refiert the sentiments
of the St. Petersburg government. Such
comments serve, however, to accentuate
the desire of the president and of the pow
ers generally to avert. If possible, another
serious engagement on the Manchurlan bat
tlefield, lest the conciliatory efforts here
tofore made may be rendered fruitless
through the utterances of the Russian
press, backed as they may be by the war
party In the empire.
War Party Becomes Aagreaslve.
ST. PETERSBURG, June 19.-12 p. hi.
The war party has by no means surren
dered. On the contrary, backed by the
military element, it is making a concerted
effort to dissuade the emperor from con
cluding peace. Even , with the two armlet
already clinching, members of the war
party are filling St. Petersburg and Peter
hof with optimistic views, and IJeutenant
General Llnevitch and bis lieutenant are
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