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THE SUNDAY BEE.
KSTAULISIJED JUNE 19, 1S71.
OMAHA, KATTIIDAY MOKMXO, ,HE 14, 1 JtO." S I X T I ' E N
SINGLE COrY TI3KEE CENTS.
JAPS WILL NOT 0L1T
tie Hop of an Armistice Until Peace
Commission it Perfected.
DELAY IN NAMING PLENIPOTENTIARIES
Each Nation Seemingly Waiting for tha
Other to Show Its Hand.
RUSSIAN WAR PARTY IN DISFAVOR
Betirement of Admiral Aleiieff Harks Iti
Statement from Washington Says
Halt la Due to the Illnrn of Count
LamadoriT -Hay Leaves for
PEACE TALK IN CHICAGO
Teametere' Subcommittee and John V.
Farwell Aaree I pon Another
Baala of ettlemrnt.
CHICAGO, June 23.-A11 the obstacles
which have prevented an ending of the
teamsters' strike appear to have been elim
inated arid the indications tonight are that
unless something unforscen develops hos
tilities between the opposing interests will
cease within a short time. At a meeting
today between the committee reprcs-nting
the strikers and J. V. Farwell, for the Em
ployers' association, the question of a con
spicuous display of the union buttons,
COURTS ARE IN READINESS
New York Judges Take Ho "Vacation
Awaiting Aouon in Eqnitable Case.
PROCEEDINGS WILL START IN FEW DAYS
Attorney Genernl Saya Action Will
Be Marled for Return of
Money and to Disbar
NEW YORK, June 13. The regular lura-
which was opposed by the employers, was mer vacation of the court of general ses-
ST. PETERSB I ....... June . There la
not likely to be any further move in the
direction of an armistice until the pleni
potentiaries are appointed and the time of
their meeting definitely fixed. Japan seenn
unwilling to discuss any new Issue until
these two questions are settled. This does
not necessarily mean that all hope of ar
ranging a suspension of hostilities before
the meeting has disappeared, but as an
indication of Japans mood it Increases
the tioubt as to whether it could be induced
to relinquish temporarily the strategic ad
vantages which It evidently believes it en
J'jys. Indeed, it might ralso the suspicion
of Knurling for time until Field Marshal
(jy a mil has developed his offensive and Is
(.dually in process of delivering his blow,
when Japan could easily plead that it was
too late. The delay In settling the mutter
of tho plenipotentiaries la ull thfc more
S. plored by those desiring to avoid further
odihed Both countries seem perfectly
, 111ns to name negotiators, but each evl-
ntly desires the other to show its hand
On account of Foreign Minister Lams
dorff's illness Anibaasador Meyer was un
able to have a personal interview with
him either yesterday or today, but it is
expected communications from Washington
are passing in writing. It appears that
Count Laiiisdorff has had a touch of heart
trouble and his physicians again today
forbade him to leave his room, but prom
yed to allow the minister to go to the
"War Tarty" In Disfavor.
Count Lamadorff's illness naturally has
created gossip to the effect that he is
about to retire and M. Muravieff, Russian
ambattsador to Rome, and M. D'lswolsky,
minister at Copenhagen, are named as his
probable successors, but as yet there is no
evidence that the rumors have more founda
tion than those of similar character which
There is strong reason for saying that
the Russian plenipotentiaries will include a
military man of high rank, though as yet
there Is no clue to his identity except that
it will not be General Kouropatkin. The
downfall of Admiral Alexleff and the sup
pression of the far eastern committee mate
rially increases the likelihood that M. Wltte
will also represent Russia, since he is an
Inveterate enemy of the "war cabal,"
which now seems definitely to have fallen
under Imperial disfavor.
M. Witte had a long audience with the
emperor on Tuesday.
A prominent Russian statesman who Is
convinced that peace will be the outcome
of the Washington meeting, said to the
Associated Press today:
Japan surely cannot longer doubt the sin
cerity of the eimieror's desire to conclude
peace. Admiral Alexleff s retirement marks
employers individually, the association
agreeing to withdraw the demand for the
elimination of the union emblem. As the
button proposition has been the chief
stumbling block during the latent efforts
to reach a settlement of the difficulty, it is
the general belief that the trouble is draw
ing to a close, as all other trms of set
tlement made by the employers have been
accepted by the officials representing the
strikers. During the meeting with Mr.
Farwell the subcommittee of the Team
sters' union assured the employers' repre
sentative that his terms of settlement
would be satisfactory to the men, but that
the result would have to be reported to
the general committee before any official
action could be taken.
Arrangements were made with Mr. Far
well to meet representatives of the gen
eral committee tomorrow, when according
to the leaders
will be completed, with the exception of
taking a referendum vote of the strikers
on the subject.
Three concrete problems confronted
the teamsters Joint coucil committee
today with the executive- board of
the International F.rotherhood of Team
sters. The decision to adopt any of
these, seemed to depend on the settlement
or continuation of the strike. The first
plan considered was: Surrender Give up
to the employers' terms, abandon the
union button and get back whatever places
may be had.
The more belligerent members favored
the calling of a genernl strike of team
sters to carry the point that the union but
ton is to be to the teamsters what the
Hag is to the patriot in battle.
The Only other alternative was to let
the strike continue on the present lines.
the court may be available if District At
torney Jerome begins prosecution in con
nection with the affairs of the Equltaol-j
Life society. This action was taken upon
the request of District Attorney Jerome.
The district attorney in making his mo
tion to suspend the court s vacation, said
he had a letter from Governor Higgins
offering to place the evidence obtained by
Suierintendent of Insurance Hendricks
at Mr. Jerome disposal. Mr. Jerome said:
It is ni desire to have that evidence and
It is my Intention to go through It very
thoroughly. 1 am not in a position to know
at this time , whether there has Ixen a vio
lation of the law but it is my duty to find
It is unusual for the governor to address
a letter such a& i nave received to tho
district attorney and it focuses public atten
tion mon me. I have made arrangements
with Justice Davlea of the criminal branch
of court and he will continue the June
term of that court through the summer.
the settlement of the strike i Hr... be involved'. It will take me some
time to learn whether I shall need the as
sistance of the courts.
Attorney General Active.
Attorney General Julius M. Mayer was at
his office touay engaged in going over tho
proceedings in the investigation of the
When asked how soon he would begin
action against the Equitable officers scored
in the Hendricks report, Mr. Mayer re
plied. "Action will be taken as soon as it
is properly possible, and it will not be a
matter of weeks, but of days only before
we will be ready. Not only have I got to
go over the Hendricks report, but the tes
timony which preceded that report und on
which the report is based."
He was of the opinion that separate
actions would be taken, one for the resti
tution of funds wrongfully secured and an
other for debarment proceedings against
officers of the society. In commenting on
this phase "of the situation, Mr. Mayer
T ils is a novel action and the first time
In the history of New York where the
disbarment proceedings against officials of
an insurance company will have been
taken. I'nder the Insurance law. the appli
cation of which has never yet been put in
practice, the attorney general has power
to debar officers of an insurance company
who have been found derelict in their duty
and this debarment not only precludes
them from holding positions as officers, but
also debars them from acting as directors,
not only in the companv from which they
have been debarred, bin from any other
insurance company doing business within
the confines of the state, and the attorney
general is the one to enforce the action.
the rmul rout of the war iarty. For Japan
tto refuse an armistice and force another
big battle now would make it responsible
for the wanton sacrifice of thousands of
Illness Delays Seaotlatlona.
WASHINGTON, June 23. It is learned
through official sources that owing to the
Illness of Count Lamsdorff, the Russian
rl fnrelun minister, there has been a slight
check to the negotiations affecting Russia
and Japan. It Is specifically stated, how
ever, that this does not Imply that there
has been any hitch, but simply that the
negotiations have been unavoidably delayed
for tht reason given.
President Rooaevelt ao far has not re
ceived an answer from Russia as to his
latest representations regarding peace. It
Is believed that the Illness of Count Lams-
i dorff may account for this delay. While
t-ULJecl, n general unaersianuiug is mm
'these representations concern an armistice.
Count Caastid has had a long talk with
Secretary Hay at the latter', residence,
but the visit waa primarily a personal one
and no decision regarding the negotiations
waa teached. Secretary Hay left this af
ternoon for his home In New Hampshire.
Takahira at While Houae.
Mr. Takahira, the Japanese minister, re
turned to Washington this afternoon from
a visit of several days in New England
and called at the White House tonight,
where he was received by the president
and remained for three-quarters of an
hour. The minister would have nothing
to say about ,hl conference or the situa
tion at thla time, beyond remaiiUn,; that
"some matters must be settled first.' The
fact that the minister could give i:o as
surances regarding an armistice prior to
Oie convening of the Washington confer
ence Uhds to confirm the belief In official
circles here that little headway has yet
been made by the president In this direc
tion. Up to a late hour this afternoon the
Russian reply to the president's sugges
tion regarding an armistice had not been
received and until thla reply Is received
the result of thla phase of the negotiation
cannot be known. In view of the fact
chat the president has thua far addressed
himself simultaneously to both belliger
ent powers, there la a disposition to be
lieve that Mr. Takahira nviy have brought
to the White House tori '' t an expres
sion of Japan' views up n armistice
in response to the prerldi r.t wcH known
hope that a clash would not precede the
conference. It has all alone been under
stood that Japan would be unwilling to
grant an armistice at this time unless
thoroughly assured that Russia waa serl
euvly daslroua of peace. Whether such as
surances have been forthcoming la not
J. W. HILL AGAIN ARRESTED
Second Chance of Forsrery Placed
Against Former Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA, June 23.-For the sec
ond time this week John W. Hill, former
chief of the bureau of nitration, was ar
rested today on charges of forgery and
falsifying certain books and papers for the
purpose of defrauding the city of Philadel
After a hearing lasting nearly six hours
he was held In 12,000 hail for trial. His ar
rest today was a great surprise, coming so
close on his statement of innocence of forg
ery and falsification of records on which he
was held in 18,000 on Wednesday.
The principal witness against Mr. Hill
was B. G. Garrett, a former employe of the
filtration bureau. Evidence was produced
to show that work done by Daniel J. Mc
Nichol, a contractor, was padded and that
the city was def lauded out of nbout J40.000.
Counsel for the defense claimed that the
evidence produced did not prove Mr. Hill
guilty of the offenses charge-d.
There were ninny rumors afloat todav
that as a result of the arrest of Mr. Hill
other persons of prominence in municipal
affairs will be arrested, but up to late to
night nothing developed. Mayor Weaver
today decided on a special session of city
councils to take up the matter of city
finances and to consider propositions for
the removal of dangerous railroad grade
CHINESE QUESTION IS SERIOUS
Last Cabinet Mretlna; Before Vacation
Glvca Much Attention to the
WASHINGTON, June 3. Chinese Immi
gration to this country and the execution
of the Chine.e exclusion laws constituted
the principal topic of discussion at today's
meeting of the cabinet. It was the last
meeting of the cabinet to be held before
President Rooaevelt shall leave Washington
for the summer.
The situation is regarded both by (he
president and by members of his cabinet as
serious. As Secretary Tnft phrased it, there
seems to be more trouble over the admin
istration of the law than the law Itself. In
fact, he expressed the belief that too much
time was spent In developing evidence
against Chinese who presumably were en
titled to enter the country.
The president made It clear at the meet
ing today that he has determined the Chi
nese shall have fair treatment under tho
law whenever they applied for admission to
this country at any port. He believed this
was not only in the Interest of American
manufacturers and business men, but no
more than Just to the Chinese. While no
definite decision was reached at today's
meeting it was the generally expressed
opinion that amicable diplomatic and trade
relations which the country has always
maintained with China should be continued
if possible. To this end Secretary Hay
will take action on behalf of this country.
Representatives of commercial guilds of
China have entered into hard and fast
agreements to boycott American goods, and
this has had a disturbing effect on Amer
ican producers Interested In the Chines
trade. It will be the effort of this govern
ment to correct any misapprehension that
may exist in China as to the too harsh
enforcement of the Chinese exclusion laws.
There is no disposition to exclude from the
country any of the classes of Chinese who
are exempt from the operation of the ex
Secretary Metcalf of the Department of
Commerce and Labor, who has direct super
vision of the immigration bureau, does not
believe that unnecessary harshness Is used
in the enforcement of the law, but Is in
vestigating the subject with a view to cor
recting any evils of administration that
may be developed. He pointed out at the
meeting today that the United States trade
with China in cotton goods for the ten
months of the present fiscal year had ag
gregated $21,000,000, as against S3.0o0.000 for
the previous fiscal year. ' He hoped this
trade would not be disturbed through any
misunderstanding and expressed the belief
that It would not be. All the members of
the cabinet were present at the meeting.
EVIDENCE AGAINST MITCHELL
Law Partner Produces Many Papers Con
necting Senator with Land Cases.
Conrt Holna ..-.
in Showtna; that Offense Waa
Committed Through an
TRAIN R0BBERS ARE FOILED
Crew la I'nder Fire, hnt Sneered
In Getting Away from
Belmont Wrltea Letter.
August Belmont said today that his
resignation as a director of the Equitable
Life Assurance society was forwarded to
Graver Cleveland on June 14. "I have not
bee l notified that any action has been
taken on my resignation or letter," he
said, "and have not even received an
acknowledgement of the letter from Mr.
Mr. Belmont's letter to Mr. Cleveland
NF.W YORK. June 19, lftOo. My Dear Sir:
I have been a Iolicy holder of the Equitable
Life Assurance society since 1SS7. I was
ever since and from the year 1S92 to 1X95 1
served on the finance committee. My elec
tion, however, althouph qualified for direc
torship as a policyholder, was effected by
the majority holders of the stock of the
Inasmuch as this particular amount of
stock has now passed Into a trust, of i
which you nre to act as trustee, with a
full understanding that you will have com
plete and unquestioned exercise of your
judgment In the selection of the directors,
1 place my resignation In your hands to
use when and in what manner you may
see fit. Believe me. yours very truly,
Hyde Ready for Trial.
James II. Hyde, through his counsel,
Samuel Untermeyer, has Indicated to At
torney General Mayer his willingness to
facilitate the attorney general's proposed
suit against James H. Hyde and associates,
for the return of the profits received
through the many syndicate transactions
with the Equitable society.
Mr. Hyde said he was more than anxious
for an immediate determination of the
ownership of this fund and "if he Is right,
as ne believes himself to be, the Judg
ment of the court will relieve him from
the criticisms that have been leveled at
him in the reports of the superintendent
which he regards as most unjust and based
upon a total misapprehension of the law
Attorney General Mayer Informed Mr.
Hyde that he will avail himself of the
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
Postmaster Appointed and Rnral
Routes Established by Pout
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. June 3. (Special Tele
gramsPostmasters appointed: Nebraska
Lamar, Chase county, LeRoy M. Halt, vice
Harry Wilson, removed. Iowa Knlerim,
Calhoun county, James G. Marshall, vice
D. H. French, removed: Talmage, Union
oounty, William Chipmau, vrkw Tlorence B.
These rural routes have been ordered es
tablished September 1 in Minnehaha county.
South Dakota: Colton, route 2. population
510, 02 houses; Dell Rapids, routes 6 and 6,
population 950, 192 houses; Garretson, route
S, population VS), So houses: Har'ford, route
4. population 430, 8ti houses; Sioux Falls,
routes 3. 4, 5 and 6. population 2,075, 415
houses; Valley Springe, route 2, population
470, 94 houses.
Rural carriers appointed for Iowa: Kent,
route 2, Earl R. Toland carrier. Stephen
Toland substitute; Norwich, route 1. Fred
! I. Miller carrier, Alva D. Miller substitute.
TACOMA, Wash.. June 23. Train robbera
made an unsuccessful attempt to hold up
the North Coast limited from the Twin
Cities early today three miles west of Puy- I
allup. A man boarded the train at Puyal-
lup and when the train was three milea I
from the station ordered the engineer to ,
stop the train at a fire which was burning1
near the tracks. Engineer Woods did not j
stop the train until a half mile beyond the
fire. Brakeman Harkin. ran up to the en- I
gine to see what the trouble was and the j
bandit Bhot at htm.
Harkins threw his lantern Into the ditch
and started back for the train. The bandit
. , ... . ., . . i offer to expedite the matter to an lmme-
tor to get out of the way, while he made L ,
an attempt to back tho train to the fire, j dlat'J determination.
where his confederate, were .fattened. He . 1 unlb" of aent ho ave worked
unaer me muiinBeiueiii ui aivhiuaiu v-.
Haines, a general agent for the Equitable
in tills city, resigned today. Mr. Haines
V,- n,r .t.nuH lr,n Ik. K K ew.l eiu '"Sn "
twice, one bullet flattening on the boiler
head. The bandit then Jumped to the
rmnn nnri run tntn t hA briiali TV Initn
then pulled Into Tacoma, leaving the fire- j ble 8inPe the Plk-ation f he "
man and brakeman behind, a. they were ' Pn!e"' affalr an(1 Bald that e knrW hat
unable to catch the train. An engine waa j man- of them eould "ot afford l cont!"u!
WlinOUC UOing HJ uueiiirno. iic auuru
failed to get the engine started and called I
for the engineer to come back; the robber I
then began to realize his position, and as I
SCANDAL IN JHE TERRITORY
Federal Officials, Attorneya and
Banker Involved In Graft with
PORTLAND. Ore., June 23 Former
Judge Albert H. Turner, chief witness for
the prosecution in the case of the United
States against Senator Mitchell, occupied
the witness stand all day today. The di
rect examination was concluded late this
afternoon, after which court was adjourned
until tomorrow, when the defense will ie
gin Its cross-exnmlnatlon.
Only once today did anything occur to
break the rrionotonous piling up of docu
mentary evidence by the prosecution. This
was when the court ruled that it was
proper to introduce evidence tending to
show that Senator Mitchel had knowingly
accepted fees in other but similar cas-s,
for the purpose of proving a lack of proo
abllity that an acceptance of a fee in the
case at issue had been an Inadvertence or
carelessness. The disagreement arose over
the offer of a letter and testimony from
Judge Tanner showing that Tanner and
Mitchell had made an agreement with Kriris
to expedite certain claims in December,
i:03. The defense objected on the grounds
thnt the agreement came outside of those
alleged In the indictment. If such evidence
were admitted, the defense argues, it would
force Senator Mitchell without notice to
disprove allegations not set forth In the In
dictment on which he was being tried; In
other words, he trying him for misdemeanor
of which he is not accused.
Proaecntlon Wlna Point.
Mr. Heney contended that the rules of
evidence admitted such testimony In cer
tain cases as tending to prove knowledge
and Intent where its lack was set out as a
defense, as In this case. One offense, con
tinued Mr. Heney, might perhaps be an
accident or an inadvertance, but with
the Increase of similar offenses, said the
district attorney, the probability of lack
of knowledge decreased. The court held
with Mr. Heney and as a result the testi
mony of Mr. Tanner was admitted In re
lation to the work done for Benson & Hyde
of California. W. E. Burke of eastern
Oregon and Lee Sue. a Portland Chinese,
as well as other transactions before the
Department of Commerce and Labor, in
all of which, It was contended, Mr. Mitchell
had received his share of the fees paid.
The introduction and identification by Mr.
Tanner of documentary evidence continued
throughout the entire day. '
atrong Documentary Evidence.
Letter after letter and telegram after
telegram which had pnssed between Sena
tor Mitchell and Mr. Tanner were offered
In evidence, despite the efforts of the de
fense to Btem the flood. All, according to
the government, re ating to transactions
alleged to have been carried on in part by-
Senator Mitchell in Washington mainly be
fore the general land office In relation to
the Kribs claims. They comprised lnstruc-'
Hons and suggestions sent by Mr. Tanner,
lists of lands, references to the fees to be
received and deposit slips sent by Tanner
to Mitchell. In some of the letters the
senator asked if his name had been used
In filing papers, warning Mr. Tanner that
he could not appear as an attorney before
any of the government departments. Tan
ner referred to the latter, stating that he
had not allowed the senator's name to be
placed to any of the papers. A letter from
Tanner to his partner told of a conversa
tion had with Benson, who was then in
Portland, in which he had cautioned Benson
that the senator could not be known in
any of the transactions. At 4:30 the sup
ply of documents came to an end and
Mr. Heney announced that the government
had finished with the witness.
After court had adjourned Mr. Heney
said that he expected the government would
complete Its case late Monday afternoon.
THE BEE BULLETIN.
Forecnat for elirsakii Mionrri at
urdnv and fooler In South Portion.
' 1 I Ittle llopea of nn trtnUttre.
Conrt Ht-Hdj for Kqoltnblf rate
MnLr Strona ne A.alnut Mitchell.
France Standa lnt on Morocco.
2 Jsiinnmr lnrnc the llnwlnn.
VlMonrl After the Standard Oil.
B l-irat MUtrlrt f nil Premature.
r from Ml Part of tcbrnaka.
4 Local Politicians Gettlntt Bnay.
Ity la ot Held for Interest.
i-elloiT lonrnallam Denounced.
5 t'oal Men for Mate Reanlntlon.
Flrma Ak Rrdnccd Aaaeeament.
6 Affairs nt Sooth Omaha.
Fratcrnnl t ona-rcaa la Desired.
T Commercial Hevlerr of the Week.
Caar Standa by Text of Hla Order.
St Feeding Time for the Blst Flh.
9 Fast Trains Are ot Profitable.
11 F.s-Coavlct'a P.vldence qoeatloned.
ii Rranlta of the Ball tiamra.
St. Joacph Yacht Aaaln Beaten.
Mlacrllanroua Sporting; Evfatl.
13 Financial and Commercial.
1.1 Couucll Bluffe and lows evta.
Temperature nt Omaha Yraterdayt
Hour. Deav. Hour. Dear.
5 a. m li.t l p. m 7H
O a. nt uu it p. m 78
7 a. in . a p. m 78
N a. m .' 4 p. ra Rl
a. m tt: R p. m NO
10 a. m mi Hp. in Tit
11 a. ra ..... . Hit 7 p. m TO
12 m 72 ft p. m 77
t p. m 74
FRENCH STAND PAT
Germany and France Are Not Nearer Un
derstanding on Moroccan Question.
ROUVIER MAKES LITTLE CONCESSION
Contents of Eii Note a IHitinct Disap
pointment to Berlin Diplomats.
PROSPECT OF MORE COMPLICATIONS
TROOPS STORM BARRICADES
Fifty Peraona Killed and Two Hun
dred Mounded on the Streets
LODZ, Russian Poland, June 23. Troops
have stormed the barricades erected in the
streets by the strikers. Fifty persons have
been killed and 200 wounded. Martial law
will be declared.
Since early this morning the people have
been in a state of panic. The strike Is gen
eral and all the factories and shops are
closed. Barricades are erected at many
Rifle volleys and revolver shots are heard
Many persons have been killed or
wounded, but it is Impossible at present to
ascertain the number with any exactitude,
owing to the general character of the disturbances.
The mob sacked a number of liquor stores
and broke the street lamps. Street rai.-
road traffic is interrupted.
WARSAW, Russian Poland, June 23. A
man carrying a bomb was arrested this
morning in front of the Malewkl palaco
station. He refused all Information regard
Disturbances are anticipated here in con
sequence of the recent shooting of workmen
ST. PETERSBURG, June 24.-3:15 a. m.
According to advices received here the sit
uation In Poland is again exceedingly serf
ous. Censored dispatches from Lodz, though
giving few details, indicate that fiurce
street fighting was In progress yesterday
between the military and the striking work
men, who barricaded the thoroughfares in
various quarters of the city and offered re
slstance which the troops met with volleys.
The list of dead and wounded presumably
is heavy, but not even an estimate has been
received here, Rursian correspondents tel
egraphing that the streets are entirely In
the hnnds of the military and the mob, and
that it is unsafe to venture out to obtain
details. It is not known whether the fight
ing was continued last night, but It Is
feared that order can be restored only at
WASHINGTON, June 23. The Depart
ment of Justice was officially advised to
day that as the result of the investigation
Into the alleged frauds in connection with
the government of the Chickasaw nation,
Indian Territory, Treasurer Ward, former
Governor Most-ley and Governor Johnston
of the Chickasaw nation, United States
Marshal Colbert, Banker Purdom and At
torneys Mansfield, McMurray and Cornish
and others have been Indicted for reissuing
school and general fund warrants of the
The school warrants were issued in lieu
of immediate money payments for various
educational purposes. A considerable
amount of these had accumulated and con
gress at its last session appropriated 1330.
OuO of the Chickasaw nntion funds to meet
their payment. The estimate made at the
Interior department Is that so far as Is
now known about MO.OiK) of these school
warrant, have been fraudulently reissued.
LUTHERANS ELECT OFFICERS
Dr. Frans Pleper of St. Lou la Cboaen
Prealdent of the Mlaaourl and
ELECTRIC STORM IN NEW YORK
Tito Men Killed, Many Injured and
Much Property flamagrd
I other manager employed by the Equitable
society. Today he called his men together,
I told them that business had been miser-
sent out for them and they were brought
in this morning.
WRECK VICTIMS GETTING WELL
Coroners of Two Conntiea Will
veatltate Canae of Wreck
N rot here Convicted of Murder.
WARRENPPf RG. Mo., June 13. Thomas
and Paul Hvttt. brothers, were convicted
of murder in the at-oor.d degree In the
crln Inal e-onrt here today, and eentenced
to ten venn in the penitentiary flir the
killing of Herman Martin laat New Year a
eve Martin waa kilh-d during a general
f-ght In the Cumberlend Presbyterian
c'hurch yard near Columbus. Mo., while an
enierlelnmcnt was In progress at the
Bar Iron Pool Morta.
NEW YORK. June 3 Prominent bar
In n manufacturere. who compose what Is
Popularly known aa the Eastern Bar Iron
tkx.1. hsve ut a meeting lu thla city decided
to rrafarm the outduie oX prlcw bow lo
CLEVELAND, June 3 A marked im
provement waa reported today In the condi
tion of Rudolph Cordus of Brooklyn, N. Y'.,
and Fireman A. A. Gorham. the only vic
tim, of the Mentor accident who remain
In Cleveland hospitals. It is believed that
both men will recover.
Coroner Slemeitteln of this county will
go to Mentor probably today to examine
into the cause of the disaster. He will
bold an Inquest In connection with all the
that. In view of the present conditions, if
any of them wished to resign they could do
so without the slightest hard feeling on
The executive committee of the Equitable
society. James H. Hyde chairman, met
again today for a short time.
Chairman Paul Morton of the board of
directors will return to New Y'ork tomor
row mornlnj;, It is expected.
E. N. Vonharten. president of the South
western Oil company, who formerly was a
city agent for the Waters-Pierce Oil com
pany, testlfie-d in effect that the Waters
Tierce company marketed oil through an
other oil company of this city which pur
ports to be an independent concern. At
torney General Hadley asked if this com
pany reported to the Waters-Pierce, com
pany. Objection waa made to this question,
but was overruled and the witness an-
victims who died In Cleveland. Th rnr,,n
of Lake county, in which Memor is located. eni tnat the company made periodical
NEW MEXICAN LAND FRAUD
Chlcatro Man Ynder Arreat at Roawell
Charged with Subornation
ROSWELL. N. M., June 2X Benjamin H.
Tallmadge waa arrested here today on
the charge of subordination of perjury. He
was taken before United Slates Land Com
missioner Ciii Snyder and gave Jo, 000 bond
for his appearance. The warrant was is
sued by Commissioner Snyder upon com
plaint of Grosvenor Clarkson, special
agent for the governor, who has been
working in this district several months.
It is reported that this is the first of
many prosecutions that ara to be brought
for alleged fraud In land entries and deals
In this part of New Mexico. It is further
stated that thousands of acres of land in
the rich artesian belt of New Mexico, the
moat valuable land in the territory, have
been secured through fraudulent desert en
tries. All of these cases are under Investi
gation. Mr. Tallmairfe declares that all of hi.
deals have been according to law arid that
It will be so proved.
DETROIT, June 23 Dr. Franx Pieper of
St. Louis was today re-elected president of
the synod of the German Evangelical
Lutheran church of Missouri, Ohio and
other states, which is holding lu triennial
convention in this city. Rev. Paul Brand of
Pittsburg was elected first vice president
and Rev. C. G. Schmidt of St. Louis second
At the afternoon session It was decided
that the visiting ministers in their official
visits in their respective districts should
urge all the congregations to contribute to
the synodlcal building and home missionary ! Liu
funds In proportion to the size of the con
gregations. Other resolution, adopted today provide
that before any charitable institution comes
before the general synod for assistance It
must be endorsed by Its own districts and
that no new buildings or repairs Bhall be
undertaken until the present deficit of $C8,
772 In the building fund is made up.
Tonight at St. Andrews' church Rev. Dr.
Nau was ordained to be a missionary to
NEW Y'ORK, June 23.-Two men have
been killed by lightning, eight persons were
seriously hurt and considerable property
damage has resulted from a severe storm
which has swept New York and the sur
Those who lost their lives were Michael
Burns, a Montclalr (N. J.) plumber, and
Arthur Bolton of Newark, N. J., a coach
man. Scores of others were more or less
Injured from the effects of the lightning
and from fire and panic resulting from the
Many buildings were wholly or In part
demolished, two school houses were struck
by lightning, telephone and electric light
wires were disabled and panics occurred
in many buildings hit by lightning.
AUTO STRIKES STREET CAR
Machine Filled with Toorlata
Knocka Traction Chnrlot Clear
Acroaa Michigan Boulevard.
GOOD ROADS CONVENTION ROW j ."ae.hingTfro
Rival Prealdrnta Attempt to Direct
the Proceeding a and Pan.
will take charge of the Inquest over those
who died at the scene of the disaster. It
is expected that both hearings will com
mence next Monday.
Slate Railroad Commissioner J. C. Mor
ris, who today started an investigation
reports to the Waters-Pierce company,
Rebates to Competitive laitomrrs.
H. C. Junglln, formerly a city salesman
of the Waters-Pierce company, testified
that his Instructions were when a dealer
was buying from one of the competing
of the wreck, is quoted as saying that the companies to offer enough of a rebate on
switch was undoubtedly open and that
some one set It that way Just a short
time before the flyer struck It, He also
stated that the engine did not leave the
rails until It had traveled fifty feet on tho
The Lake Shore railway tonight offered
a reward of U.Oiti for the arrest or informa
tion leading to the arrest of the person or
persons responsible for the wrei k of the
Twentieth Century Limited at Mentor, O.,
oil from the Waters-Pierce company to get
During the examination today the charge
JUSTUS W. LOBB ARRESTED
President of Continental Finance
Company Arcaaed of lalna;
Malta to Defraud.
CHICAGO, June 3. Justus W. Lobb,
president of the Continental Finance com
pany, was arrested tonight on a federal
was twice made by attorneys for the de-I -a................ .,.
, . , . .k. ., . In a arhirne to defraud, and In the conduct
fondant companiee that the Investigation " , . ,, ., . ,
. , t j . 7 . of a lottery. The Continental Finance corn-
was DC'ing nmur iu. ,utiiiLiL7 aiiu ine cr-
fect it would have on public opinion. Each
time -the charge was branded by Attorney
General Hadley a. absolutely false.
Soma of the witnesse. aubpeoned could
lCuuil&ud ba Second Pe.
pany was, aeverai day. ago, placed in the
hand, of a receiver on the complaint of
people who had Invested money In the con
cern on the promise of quick and large re
turns, which they had, in many In.uuice.,
PORTLAND, Ore., June 23. For a time
today two rival presidents tried to control
the Good Roads convention, and pande
monium reigned. Iresident Moore having
refused to allow an election of officer, to
be held. Secretary Richardson appointed
teller, to canvass the vote of the delegates
as to the presidency. The result was a
vote of 69 to 6 in Richardson', favor. Rich
ardson Immediately assumed a position be
side President Moore, who would not with
draw. Standing side by side, Moore using
his wooden gavel and Richardson rapping
for order with a brick, both tried to di
rect the convention. Finally J. H. Scott
of Salem, Ore., wa. made temporary chair
man, and Moore and Richardson withdrew.
A committee was appointed to draft a new
constitution to be .ubmltted tomorrow.
CHICAGO, June 23. One woman was seri
ous'y injured and four others slightly hurt
in a collision which occurred this evening
at the Intersection of Michigan boulevard
and Thirty-first street between a large aut
omobile and a street car. The automobile
is designed to carry people on sight-seeing
tours around the parks nnd boulevards, and
today had nearly forty passengers. The
he car squarely In the
in the track and clear
across the boulevard an amasning it badly.
The passengers on both the car and lh.
automobile made frantic efforts to reach the
ground and Mrs. Bingenheimer sustained a
fractured leg and a broken rib In leaping
from the automobile.
KELLOGG SENTENCE STANDS
Member of E. S. Dean Company Must
Serve Seven Ycara and Six
Months at Hard Labor.
MOUNT VESUVIUS IN ERUPTION
Prefect Ordera People In Vicinity of
Yranvlua to Prepare to Leave
NEW Y'ORK, June 23-The sentence of
seven years and six months Imprisonment
at hard labor, which was Imposed upon
James P.. Kellogg, when he was found
guilty of parUfipatlng jn the affairs of the
E. S. Dean company, will stand. A decis
ion affirming the Judgment was
Uneasy Peeling at Paris and Bantes Con
tinue to Decline.
DELAY GIVES CHANCE FOR INTRIGUE
Anawer to Premier Ronvler Una ot
Been Conaldered by F.mprror's
Government, Which Doea
Kot Deatre Trouble.
BERLIN, June 23 The French note on
the subject of the proposed Moroccan con
ference was handed to the Foreign office
this morning. Owing to its great length
it had to be sent by mall to Berlin In
stead of by telegraph.
The Foreign office, while declining to
discuss the points of the note in detail,
admits that It leaves the situation where
It was before. The points of disagreement
between Germany and France have not
been removed. It Is expected that the ne
gotiations will continue a long time before
a positive decision is reached.
Germany's answer to Premier Rouvler
has not yet lieen considered. It will re
quire considerable time In order to meet
all the points raised. While the delay
might, under ordinary circumstances, be
of advantage In affording time for the
conference to decide, the German circles
note with some concern that powerful In
trigues are going on. having for their ob
ject war between Germany and France.
Germany", intentions remain thoroughly
pacific, but government circles here appre
hend the possibility that these intrigues
will result in Inflaming the French people
against Germany and creating a delicate
and complicated situation.
The evening newspapers frankly express
their disappointment at the French note.
Much has been staked upon Premier Rou
vier's ostensible wish to come to an under
standing with Germany, but tho Vossiche
Zeitung, discussing the note, says that
Rouvier is continuing M. Delcasse's policy
without M. Delcasse.
The newspapers all emphasixe the fact
that the Frencli note leaves the difference,
where, they were before regarding their
hearings upon the projected Moroccan con
ference. It is remarked that M. Rouvier
has Just succeeded In leaving room for an
acceptance of the conference if thi. be
come, absolutely necessary, but as the
Post remarks, the French premier takes a
stand that looks strikingly like a polite
but a shamed refusal, and the Vossiche
Zeitung agrees with the Post in saying that
hi. answer come, nearer' a refusal than. .
an acceptance of the conference.
The National Zeitung, in an evidently
inspired statement, calls attention to the
warlike anpect which the British press
attempts to give to the situation, whereas
Germany does not believe that the present
complications are such as to Justify
thoughts of 'war. This newsjiaper fore
shadows Germany's rejection of M. Rou
vier' s suggestion that France and Germany
reach a separate agreement on certain
points before submitting the Moroocan
question to a conference, asserting that
Germany maintains its opposition to any
While the newspapers plainly show dis
appointment they all maintain a calhi tone.
There is no threatening and nothing Is said
which is calculated to wound French sensi
bilities. I'nenalncas In France.
PARIS. June 23 An official communica
tion, issued after the meeting of the Coun
cil of Ministers today, says Premier Rou
vier acquainted his colleagues with the
status of the negotiations with Germany.
They follow the normal course with change
since the delivery of the note of Prince
Radolin, the German ambassador. The
note was simultaneously communicated iu
the French ambassador abroad for the pur
pose of informing the powers.
Uneasiness continue to prevail in parliav
mentary circles and among the public gen
erally concerning the outcome of the nego
tiations. The Bouise showed renewed de
pression, rentes continuing to decline.
In snite of the reassuring lone of the
official communication Issued after tha
I cabinet council public uneasiness was ac
j centuated over the strained relations be
tween France and Germany. This produced
a panicky sentiment on the Bourse, wiiera
heavy offers of rentes sent down price,
to the unusual figure of 87. Su. The official,
point out as favorable symptoms that Em
peror William is yachting at Kiel and the
German commander of the forces around
Metz has departed upon furlough. The
officials there-tore insist that the Bourse
crisis of yesterday and today Is not polit
ical, but purely financial, being a reaction
from the unnaturally high prices which
have prevailed for some time.
Contents of French Note,
A semi-official statement appeared this
I evening summing up the main features of
the French note. It said that instead of
trying to avoid a conference the note in
vites an exchange of views, thus distinctly
showing that France does not reject the
principle of a conference. The note further
explains French policy in Morocco, thus
meeting Germany's complaint that it had
heretofore been deprived of information
relative to the development ff Morocco.
The statement seeks to show that the
government', course has adanced a set
tlement of the difficulties. Notwithstand
ing this government view, a large element
of the public Is convinced that Germany
will not accept the note as tending toward
an adiuftrnent. This unofficial view 1.
i strengthened by an Intlir.ution from Ger
man diplomatic quarters that Germany is
likely to decline to gie d'-talla of the pro
i posed conference, insisting that accept
i ance of the conference be not conditional
nr. rm AMY' limitations of Its scope.
handed i . .... ,. rrt nt ('.. rmanv la rhleflv
u.jn iy me oj'jm imie uivision or ine su-
NAPLE3. June 24 The prefect has or
dered the population In the vicinity of
preme court today.
The E. 8. Dean company was incorpor
ated in New Jersey, the authorized capital
being ll.ooo.OftO. For a time it conducted an
enorn.ous discretionary pool business, and
then It failed, it. patron. In all parts of
the country losing hundreds of thousands
Movements of Ocean Ve.eela June Kl.
At New York Arrived: I .a Lnralne.
from Havre; Carpathhi, from Liverpool.
At Liverpool Arrived: Hylvanla, from
Boston: Winef rcdlan, from Boston. Sailed:
w -.,., VTAnMti trt nrraie In Lav. Kt 1 1.t,i i til ip for H.iMtrill
. I At Glasaow Balled : Parisian, for New ! Induairle. It la aaaerted that the hearing
houae. on account of an alarming Increase Toyk. ' of v.iineesee ha. been completed and that
in mn iuiuui mu u vmi. ( povcr paling: ttiucnar, ror isew lorx. i inmcimwiu wi tuw
responsible foi the. renewal of the excite
ment on the Eourse und the widespread
uneasiness in Parliament and among the
trn raara of Fover.
WASHINGTON, June 23 The bureau of
Insular affaire haa received a cablegram
from Governor Magoon at Panama re
porting four new casea of ellow fever.
Federal Grand Jnry Adjoarna.
CHICAGO, June 28 An adjournment
until Wednesday was taken today by the
fut?ral giand Jury investigating the beef
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