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TAUISC OF TREATY
, Russia Can Etop War Without Humiliation
H at the Preient Time.
STORIES OF INDIA EARTHQUAKE
WILL LOSE NO TERRITORY OF ITS OWN
Bad Promised to Leave All Involved in
the Present Straggle.
ENGLSND MAY NOW JOIN WITH JAPAN
Something Necessary te Insure Fulfillment
of Promiiea of liar.
CLOSER ALLIANCE WITH OTHER NATIONS
Londoa Looks on l(cir PrnmUt
of Russia as of Little Weight
If Csar Desires to
LONDON, June 24. (Special Cablegram
to Tne Bee.) Is It peaca or wart The
View apparently taken by Intelligent Rus
tta.ua is tnat whether the Russian govern
ment will or nut, peace must come and
come soon for tne defeat. If not the anni
hilation of Linevitch's forces Is now a
question of a few weeks, and even the
boldest exponent of the government's in
tentions hesitates to declare that it will
even then refuse to slop a suicidal con
lllct. Lut, presuming the hour of wisdom
lias struck, how will It be possible for the
liiipcrlul government without stultifying
Itself to sue for peace? How can the czar,
after declaring In his war manifesto that
he was resolved to pursue the war until
the complete reassertlon of Russian mas
tcry In the Pacific was secured, subscribe.
to Russia's effucement? Yet with the dis
appearance of the fleet It becomes obviously
(y Impossible to reassert a Russian mastery
w.iich, it may be added,' never existed.
Ko" on land Russians cannot possibly
hope for more than a successful resist
ance to the next attack of Oyama. Few
military experts believe that thero is any
chanoe even of this result; none holds
that any check sustained by the Japanese
In Manchuria would promise a successful
issue to the campaign. Russia, In a word
Is beaten. It Is no disgrace to be defeated
so long as the vanquished retains his repu
tation for valor and patriotism which in
.ffcy the case cf Russia no one lias areami 01
VA ciiallenfiing. When France bowed to an
A L .l atitniiln hut undeserved rirstlnv in 1870 it
. - -
had to bear a far more grievous burden
than any that Russia can be called upon
to assume. France succumbed on French
soil and In defense of provinces to superior
force and science. It could not disguise
the national anguish, but it faced Its suf
ferlngs with a stole endurance which won
' it the warm emypathy and respect of all
the world. There is no power, great or
small, that has not known the bitterness
of defeat. Russia has but a comparatively
small humiliation to Incur by accepting
Japan a First Class Power.
It-4s-ldl -toalaad that there Is Indignity
In accepting terms from a yellow people,
If Great Britain, with as proud a reputa
tlon as Russia, and an older, can enter
Into alliance with Japan voluntarily and on
equal terms, It can be no real humiliation
for the czar to make peace with the
mikado. Japan has leaped In one bound to
the front rank of great world powers and
the rest of the world must accept the In
Dut the problem of peace has also to be
studied from the Japanese point of view.
The rise of Japan to a foremost position on
this planet is a little more sudden than any
recorded In history and not less notablo
than this rapid advancement have been. the
spirit of moderation, the modesty and the
absence of self-glory with which It has
taken this high place. Obviously It cannot
sue for peace, but it has lot It be known to
Sail whom it may concern that It asks no
extravagant recompense for the sacrifices
p It has so heroically made and no arrogant
reward for the rare and splendid victories
it has fought for ana won ny tana ana sea.
generally understood that Japan would
terms of peace of a real peace even
umlllatlng than those imposed upon
nco at the close of the Napoleonic wars.
pa j;ui it win not dc content wim peace which
f Is In effect a dormant war. Its ohiect Is
- simple, snd o far as the rest of the world
M concerned, is beneficent, it demands tnat
rtussia snoum retire wniiin ub uiu uuun-
.'jartes and should no longer exsrclse a vlr-
I suzerainty over any part of the Chi
nese empire; that Corea should be recog
nized as a Japaneso dependency and that
Russia should disavow, in theory and prac
tice, its Indefensible claim to be mistress
of the Pacific.
How are these claims to be guaranteed
even If Russia should acknowledge their
validity for the moment? Russian diplo
macy has earned Itself so bad a name that
paper assurances could not satisfy Japan.
Great Brtlalu Mar Co-Operate.
The only alternative that seems possible
Is that Grat Britain should undertake to
co-operate with Japan In the defence of
such terms as It may extract from Russia.
There can be no doubt that the existing al
liance between the two countries will be re
newed, whatever party may be In power In
England. But the extension of the present
alliance to cover a mutual undertaking to
maintain the status quo, after the peace In
the far east and the middle east ought to j
be possible. Neither England nor Japan
tai any detlre to expand its boundaries, and
for the same reason. So long as the policy
of "the open door" is -respected and en
forced, territorial aggrandisement has no
attraction for either power. The avowed
policy of the United States tends towards
the same end Their Interests in the far
east are Identical with those of Great Brit
ain and Japan, and though the Monroe doc
trine might stand In the way of American
engagement In such an alliance, there can
be no doubt that the moral support of the
United Slates would be cordially given to
an arrangement which would ensure the
maintenance of the status quo.
The only other country really concerned
la France, and it, too, has everything to
gain by the preservation of the present bal
ance of power In the far east. Indeed,
France would gain by a complete under
standing between England and Japan. In
questions which arise In connection with
the territorial Interests of the republic In
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i necessarily urrn nuiwciii.cu vi ..
11 Russia Is the ally of France. If, however,
I i Great Britain and Japan agreed to guaran-
I k tee the status quo In; the orient. England
J ' and Franca could confidently bring the same
generous and trusting spirit to bear on dif-
V Acuities there as has been so brilliantly
successful In the arrangement of differ
ences nearer home.
Survivors Tell llormwlno; Tale
Distress and Death In the
CALCUTTA. Jun It. (Special Cablegram
to The Bee.) Reports from Ourkhas.
Dharmsala, are to the effect that the earth
quake In that section of India Is far wore
than at first Imagined. For Instance, the
report of Major Arthur Hatch says:
Early In the mornlns we were startled
by a violent rocking, followed by stones
falling and dust and showers of cement.
IS got out of the bed room window,
which fell outward Into the veranda, but
not seeing me rushed In again. This saved
her life for the veranda fell flat the in
stant after. I was pinned down by the
debris and she sat on the edge of the Vied
calling me, stones falling ail thu time. What
saved us whs the Iron rails ot the roor ot
the bed room; these fell In one side and
rormeq a pent house, througn tne corner
of which we escaped, our servants, good
fellows, rushing In and pulling us out. ine
house Is a ruin, tumbled In like a pack of
cards, and every house In the station flat
as a pam ake. The tale of dead Is terrible.
That afternoon 1 read the burial service
over eleven Europeans put Into newly made
graves, wrapped In their nea ciotnes our
colonel's wife and two daughters, the wife
of Holderness, a subaltern Just come out,
the hand master's wife and daughter, some
children from the civil lines, Captain Clay
of the Seventh Gurkhas and my dear old
friend, Captain Musoroft, who had only
conic up the night before. We have lost
seventy-live men In tne second Daiiannn,
First Gurkhas, and the Heventn some zow.
The whole valley Is a scene of devastation
and death. We have been digging out
corpses for days and can ro on no more.
Thank God, however, we escaped, and for
those who escaped like us. we are sun
In a state of nervousness and feel or think
we feel shocks everv hour. We and some
of the officers are camped on my lawn and
my Uurkhas are diguing out our property,
some of which Is being recovered, but the
house Is utterly gone, vie nave nnu reie-
grams of sympathy from everywhere.
A woman who was at Dharmsala writes:
Our wee baby had a most miraculous
escape. Not a scratch, though sue was
nearly suffocated, and I thought would die
In my arms. Her fate and mouth were
smothered with dust and grit from the
falling mortar. I was able to protect her
from the falling masonry which poured
down on my back and head. 1 was dozing
at about fl:10 a. m. wnen tne nouse sud
denly began to rattle in the most appalling
way. I seized tho baby and thought 1
must fly to the nuraerv and get the children
out of the house, and then I was on the
floor by the side of the b"d with masonry
flouring down on my back and head and
egs. I never expected to come out alive,
and I could onlv nrav that the end might
not be too prolonged, and I felt that another
five minutes and I should be suffocated. A
hi warrirnhe saved mv life, as it fell for
ward and was struck by some beams which
formed a pent roof over me. I shouted
for help. Mv servants behaved splendidly
but at llrst did not hear my calling.
KAISER'S HAND SEEN
Germany Takes Advantage of Situation in
Russia to Fove iu Africa.
WHERE M. DELCASSE MADE HIS MISTAKE
Ac'.ed on Theory that Japan Could Not
Win in the War-
MOROCCO TO HAVE BEEN
Aotivity of Gerr r Came as a
P- Ai Pranoe.
FOREIGN - .6TER THEN DENOUNCED
Following; Japanese Victories ana
Failure to Make Good In
Africa Republican Newspaper
Turned on Foreign Minister.
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TALE OF MISRULE IN ARABIA
Imam of Sanaa and Well Armed
Force In Position to Make
CONSTANTINOPLE June 24. (Special
Cablegram to Tho Bee.) Details have
leaked out regarding the circumstances
under which the troops of the sultan of
Turkey surrendered Sanaa, tho capital of
Yemen, to Its Arab besiegers. Native corre
spondents ' report that the chief cause of
this blow to the prestige and power of the
porte Is the corruption, extortion and
oppression of the .Turkish officials.
Invariably when an official had amassed a
certain urn he arranged with a secret
agent In Aden or Hodelda to have it
changed Into British sovereign and ho then
returned to Turkey a rich man. The ex
actions of the officials have been ren
dered the less endurable by a severe
drought in Temen fcr two years past which
has reduced the people to great distress.
Supplies of grain obtained from India have
been sold at famine prices. Great dim
culty was experienced in sending the
grain to the highlands, and the cost of
transport sometimes amounted to 10 rupees
per bag. Many hundreds died of hunger
In Ibb and Jlblah and large numbers of
famine refugees sought escape from death
by migration to Aden or the Red sea ports
The Aden authorities erected shelters for
them, raise! subscriptions and. supplied
the,n with food and medical assistance,
The Imam of Sanaa Is believed to have a
force of 100,000 men, all armed with rifles.
and his equipment Includes the artillery
taken at Sanaa. He Is determined to con
test the advance of the Turkish troops
and to harass them In every way. but It is
thought that the superior armament of tho
Turks will enable them to retake Sanaa
without great difficulty.
BULGARIAN BANDS ARE ACTIVE
Captor of Miss Stone Anions Those
on Warpath In tho
SERES, June 24. (Special Cablegram to
The Bee.) Bulgarian bands In the northern
regions, especially In the neighborhood of
Melnlk. and Greek bands In th' southern
districts are causing no end of trouble. The
principal band Is that of the well known
Sandanski, the captor of Miss Stone, which
Is opposed to those of Radon, an adheren
of 8arafoff and of Captain Stoyanoff, who
represents the party of General Trocheff.
The famous Dontcho also commands
strong band In the neighborhood of Melnlk
which owns allegiance to Its chief alone,
Three collisions have occurred between
these bands, resulting in considerable loss
of killed and wounded, much to the satis
faction of the Turks.
Last Thursday, however, a conflict took
place at Karakoi between the troops and
Sandanskl's band, which, according to the
official account, retreatd with a loss of four
killed and many wounded, w ho were carried
away by their companions. The official ver
sion makes no mention of Turkish losses
and similar reticence Is maintained with
regard to the presence of Greek bands,
which are apparently not regarded with
serious disfavor. The only operation
hitherto undertaken against the Greeks In
this quarter was an attack on a large
Greek band stated to number 150, which
landed recently near Krushevo, at the
mouth of the Strymon. Eleven Greeks were
killed and the remainder are stated to have
been dispersed. Twenty-eight who laid
down their arms were arrested, but subse
quently liberated. Some thirty Greeks In
this town left yesterday to Join the bands,
which are largely composed of Cretans and
lecrults from various towns In the Levant.
PARIS, June 24. (Special Cablegram to
The Bee.) The invitation of the sultan to
hold a conference on the Moroccan question
t Tangier is couched in somewhat vague
terms and makes no special mention of
France. The documents, after the usual
compliments, run as follows:
Ills Shereeflan ma lest y commands me to
Invite all the honorable powers to hold at
Tangier a conference, In which their honor-
tne representatives and the representa
tives of the maghzen shall take part In
order to treat of the manner of putting
Into execution reforms which his Shereelian
majesty hns decided to Introduce Into his
empire, taking Into consideration affairs of
the moment, Hnd to consider also the ques
tion of the expenses which the introduction
or tnese reforms will necessitate. We In-
Ite you, therefore, to inform your gov
ernment of all of the preceding words and
o request authorization to take part in
he said conference. We ask vou to let us
have an answer when you have received
Given at the rourt of Fez. 2S Rlhla EIoul.
1325 (May 30, 1905).
MAHOMED BEY EL ARBI TORRES.
In the council called Do discuss the Invita
tion the visitors with one exception were
opposed to the Invitations being Issued, the
notables on the contrary being favorable
to it. The opposition of the viziers was,
first, on the ground that they anticipated
failure. Tho Idea had been unfavorably
received by France, England, Spain, Italy
and the I'nited States when It was first
mooted by Germany. Now then, argued
the viziers, should It be accepted when put
forward by Morocco? Secondly, the ma
jority apprehended that tho fact of Its being
suggested by Morocco would dispose their
powerful neighbor, France, against them.
The sultan apparently believed that it
would enable him to gain time and that
consideration outweighed all the rest.
Germany Proposed Conference.
It was Count von Tattenbach who urged
the sultan to propose the conference, but
that was not done till he had failed with a
previous proposal. The German envoy had
sought by arguments which. If not violent,
at all events exceeded the bounds of all
that is customary In diplomacy, to make
the sultan give Mm in writing formal as
surances as to the general treatment of
Germany in Morocco. Nor was It suggested
that anything should be'snld-Hmiting that
treatment to the economic domain. The
conclusion therefore Is that Germany's In
tention was In given circumstances to ex
tend that treatment to the domain of poll
tics. The sultan, however, positively re
fused to give anything In writing and It
was after this fruitless attempt that Count
von Tattenbach fell back on the conference
On all sides It is recognized that Germany
must have seen in advance that an invita
tion coming from Morocco would meet with
no response and this confirms the general
opinion as to Germany's whole Moroccan
policy being a mere blind for something
else. The prevailing Impression Is that the
primary object is to detach France from
England, the Moroccan difficulty being
simply a means of pressure on France In
view of that end. This Idea has taken hold
of some Frenchmen whose wide experience
of international politics and friendship for
England renders their views worthy of
Why Delcnase Resigned.
The connecting link between Morocco and
the resignation of M. Delcaase, which has
thrown all Europe Into a ferment, appears
to have been an article in that very serious
republican Journal Le Temps. Le Temps
Is a diplomatic power as a newspaper and
when the minister of foreign affairs was
publicly denounced, his Morocco policy
being subjected to a scathing review. It
was a foregone conclusion that his official
days were numbered. Not In years has a I
newspaper secured so complete a triumph
In Frar . After the publication of this
particular article it became evident to all
that the progress of France in Morocco
had sustained an annoying check and that
If there was to be a scapegoat the victim
would be M. Delcaase. And that was pre
cisely what dlu happen. M. Delcasse was
made the scapegoat and the victim.
During his seven years in office M. Del
casse has secured widespread sympathy
and respect for France, his great and only
offense in the eye of Germany, which power
has so materially contributed to his down
fall. The last coup do theatre at Fei was
merely the culminating point of a compli
cated situation dating from the German
emperor's visit to Tangier. It served as a
pretext to those members of the cabinet
who disapproved of Jrf. Delcasse'a Moroc-
MORTON TO G0 TO BOTTOM
New Chairman of Equitable Will
Carry Investigation Deeper
NEW YORK. Juae 24 Definite state
ments areynade by the Herald today that,
In aJdltlotl to the proceedings which are
expected to be lnni'tlratcd by Attorney j
General Mayer and District Attorney Wil
liam Travis Jerome, Paul Morton, chair
man of the Equitable Life society, with tho
full knowledge and approval of the now
owner, Thomas F. Ryan, will, by his own
Investigation of affairs, delve deeper than
I either the Frlck committee or State 8uper- I
Intendent of Insurance Hendricks.
Most scandalous charges against certain
rich men are hinted at In connexion with
this development. They have not hereto
fore been mentioned prominently. One of
them, says the Herald, is currently reported
to have accumulated IS.OyO.ouo in a few
years, while another, an appraiser,
amassed more, than 11,000,000 in two years.
While some of these matters were only
Indirectly connected with the society's af
fairs, It is Intimated that various docu
ments are being certified, while accounts
and occurrences will be used as a basis
for affidavits In court proceedings.
Wherever, the Herald declares, money Is
found to have been obtained by Individuals
on syndicate operations or on bonuses to
secure loans and the like. It Is asserted
that actions will be begun to collect the
amounts to which the society was lawfully
entitled had nothing been diverted from its
Paul Morton returned from Washington
today and resumed his work as chairman
of the Equitable society. He was In con
ference during the morning with repre
sentatives of the expert accountants who
are making an investigation of the Equit
able affairs under his direction. Mr. Mor
ton said, through his secretary, that he
had not accepted any other resignations
and he would not intimate when he Intends
to take such action. From this time until
the end of the month when he returns to
Washington to formally sever his connec
tion wltii the Navy department, Mr. Mor
ton will remain In town. He has indicated
that he proposes to stay here all through
the heated term, allowing himself only
brief week end vacations.
Concerning the men whose names were
said to he In the salary list of the Equitable
society though no longer In the service of
the company. Chairman Paul Morton today
made public the following statement:
Dr. E. W. Lambert was the first medical
director of the Equitable. lie died July 17,
l!Ht, having served for forty-five years ns
chief mrdlral director. Ills salary was 125.
00" per annum, and it was continued and
paid to his widow up to and Including De
cember. 1904, from which time nothing has
Dr. Edward Curtis was elected medical
director In September. lSTti. and was retired
February, 10C4, on account of a stroke of
FRAUDS IN WARRANTS
Pederal Grand Jury at Ardmore, I. T., Re
turns Ponr Indictmcnta for Conspiracy.
SEVLRAL BIG FISH ARE IN NET
Gov. Johnson and Ix-Gov. Kciley Charged
with Defrauding Chickasaw Nation.
UNITED STATES MARSHAL ON THE LIST
B. H. Colbert Accused of Presenting False
Claims Against Federal Government.
HI PARTIES ARE INDICTED JOINTLY
Two of the Accused Men Are Prom
Inent In Educational Affairs
of Indian Territory.
ARDMORE, I. T., June 24. The special
grand Jury which has been investigating
alleged frauds In Chickasaw warrants to
night filed four separate Indictments for
conspiracy, as follows: Conspiracy to de
fraud Chickasaw nation, conspiracy to pre
sent false claims against the United
States; conspiracy to defraud the Commer
cial National b;ink of Kansas City, Kan.,
conspiracy to defraud the First National
bank of Joplin, Mo. For conspiracy to
defraud the Chickasaw nation Governor
D. H. Johnson, ex-Governor Palmer S.
Moslcy, George Mansfield, J. F. McMurray
and Melvln Cornish are made Joint defend
ants. For conspiracy to present false
claims against the United States, defend
ants are W. T. Ward, United States mar
shal; B. H. Colbert and Klrby Purdom,
For conspiracy to defraud the Commercial
National bank B. H. Colbert, W. T. Ward.
T. A. Teel, S. M. White and F. B. Hln
shaw. For conspiracy to defraud the Jop
lin bank, B. H. Colbert, Klrby Purdom and
W. T. Ward.
In all four Indictments the parties
charged therfln are Indicted Jointly. S. M.
White and E. B. Hlnshaw, two of the de
fendants, are prominently connected with
Chickasaw national schools. Hlnshaw Is
at present superintendent of Bloomlngfleld
seminary, a school for Chickasaw young
women, located at Bloomlngfleld, and White
is superintendent of Harley Institute, at
Tishomingo. Teel. Hlnshaw and White
were directors of the defunct bank of the
Chickasaw nation, through which Institu
tion these illegal deals are alleged to have
been consummated. i
THE BEE BULLETIN.
Forecast for ehrnskn Fair In F.nst.
Ulionrrr In Wet Portion. Cooler In
Sonth Portion Snndnr. Mondny Fnlr
and Warmer In Xorthivpst Portion.
XF.W SECT10 Twelve Pases.
1 Rnsslnns Plens the Trosty.
Germany Profits ly Mtnntlnn.
Gross rramli In Srbool Warrnnls.
Mnnr Lives Lost In, Russian Riots.
S SklrinlshlnK Goes on In Mnnrhnria.
Wnr Fever Is Stnrtlna In Purls.
3 News from All Parts of Sehraska.
4 Women Cheer nnn n. Anthony.
Convict's Word ot Good In Court.
5 Where Vacations Will Re Sprnt.
0 Affairs at youth Omaha.
H Past Week In Omaha Society.
10 Results of Saturday Rail Games.
11 Mauawa Cnp Stays Where It Is.
Sportlna- Review of the Week.
13 Items of Interest to Sportsmen.
EDITORIAL SECTION Eight Pages.
1 Woman Tells How to Fix Bridge.
Fink In Hurry About Taxes.
8 Dlsensslon of Railroad Question.
O News from Various Army Posts.
Hnpprnlnas In Amusement World.
T Financial and Commercial.
VACATION SECTION Eight Pases.
1 Where to Go In Vacation.
S Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman.
4 Ideas on Ideal Vacations.
Stories About Noted People.
"As You Like It" In the Park.
Quaint Features trt l ife.
Curious Capers of Cuntd.
5 Portland Fair for Coast Visitors.
Hidden Treasures at Panama.
6 Gentle Art of Packlnsr Trnnks,
Handy Thlnus for Travelers.
Little Stories for 1. title People.
T For and About Women.
Spending Vacations at Home.
8 Tersely Told Tales.
COLOR SECTION Ten Pnges.
1 Raster Drown Goes Shooting.
2 Girl Plans Five Klopemeuts.
From Far and Near,
8 Plagiarized Love Letters.
4 Stubs Smoked by Great Men.
Girl with the Picture Face.
5 Declare June Weddlnita Immoral.
Public Nurseries for All Bablesf
O Quick Success on the Stage.
T Top o' the Mornln.
8 Lucy and Sophie Say Good-Rye.
The Goats and the Gunners.
0 "The Poppy Girl Short Story.
"Kins Love,," by Trauby Ellis.
lO Bevy of Stave Beauty.
BLOODSHED IN LODZ
Over Twelve Hundred Persons Killed and
Wounded in Stroa'. Riots.
MOB MAKES ATTACK UPON MILITAR
Trouble Began Tuesday Over Funeral o
Victims of Previous Conflict.
JEWS NOT ALLOWED TO BURY DEAD
Rioting Renewed Thursday and Became a
WANTON CRUELTY OF THE SOLDIERY
Women anil Children Ruthlessly Shot
Disorder Breaks Out at Warsaw
and Serious Trouble Is
paralysis, but with the understanding that
the society could avail Itself of his services
as consulting medical director. As medical
director he received a salary of $15,000 a
rear, which was continued until January
, 1905, at which time owing to his inability
to perform active service it was reduced
to 110,000 per annum. This sum la still be
lng paid to him. v
J. B. Lorlng, registrar, was the first clerk
employed by the Equitable In 1R."'9. He
served the society forty-five years In posi
tions of trust and for more than twenty
five years was chief of the society's se
curity department In charge of Its vaults.
His salary was M.B00 per annum, and on
April i. 1903, he left the service of the so
ciety on account of 111 health and his sal
ary was continued as a,, pension.
(.ieorara. II. Saitlre lanie wMb to society
ih September. 1M. His salary in 1904 was
120.000. During August of that year he lost
a leg and temporarily was Incapacitated
for work. The executive committee granted
him six months' leave of absence with pay,
which expired on March 1, 19n5, since which
time he had been on the pay roll at $1,000
per month, but by whose authority I have
not yet been able to find out.
Announcement was made tonight by At
torney General Mayer, who has postponed
his return to Albany until tomorrow, In
order to attend to the afTalrs of the Equit
able, that restitution had been made by
former President Alexander of $25,053.22,
representing amounts received by him with
Interest on certain syndicate operations re
ferred to In the preliminary report of Su
perintendent Hendricks. The announce
ment was conveyed In a letter addressed by
H. M. Alexander, son of the president, to
Paul Morton, a copy of which was sent by
the writer to Attorney General Mayer "for
James W. Alexander Is reported to bo
gravely 111. At first It was hoped that he
might be able to go to his summer home In
the Adlrondacks. but his condition is such
that his physicians have advised against
removing him from his daughter's house
at 116 East Sixty-fifth street. On this ac
count the news that Chairman Morton of
the Equitable board had accepted his resig
nation has been kept from him, as well as
all Information about the strictures con
tained In the report of the state Insurance
OREGON MERCHANTS APPEAL
Portland Board of Trade Fears
Lose Present Business
WASHINGTON, June 24.-That the
threats of the commercial guilds of China
to boycott American goods has raised a
serious question In the minds of this coun
try's business men and manufacturers is
indicated by a telegram received by Presi
dent Roosevelt from tho Portland, Ore.,
Chamber of Commerce. The president au
thorized the publication of the telegram,
which follows: ,
PORTI.AND. Ore.. June 23, 1906. The
President, i Washington: The Portland
Chamber cf Commerce respectfully urges
Immediate action on your part with respect
to this country s relations with t hlna, tho
SENATOR MITCHELL HAS AN INNING
Cross-Examination of Judge Tanner
Brings Out Points In Ills Favor.
PORTLAND, Ore., June 24. The cross
examination of Judge A. H. Tanner, the
government's star witness In the trial of
United States Senator John 11. Mitchell,
began today. For several hours Judge
Tanner was on the witness stand and was
subjected to close questioning py the at
torneys for the defense, some important
testimony ; on behalf of Senator Mitchell
apparently being elicited. It was shown
by-Tanncr'u own evidence that Mitchell
had warned Tanner not to mix him In any
matters before the departments of the gov
ernment and not to receive any remunera
tion for any services the senator might
perform in Washington. Tanner said that
there was no understanding with Frederick
Krlbs that the money paid by him to Tan
ner was In return for the services of Mitch
ell and that the latter had no direct knowl
edge of the source of his monthly re
mlttances, his share of the earnings of the
law firm of Mitchell & Tanner, which were
forwarded to the senator at Washington
Tanner said under cross-examination that
never to his knowledge did Mitchell ever
see a check from Krlbs to the firm f,or
services rendered. Tanner testified that
at the time of the changing of the original
contract of 1897, which occurred in 1901,
Mitchell was deeply Involved In official
business and that he was shortly afterward
taken with a severe Illness. Tanner said
further that he knew personally of no
services rendered by Mitchell before the
departments at Washington in regard to
the Krlbs claims that Mitchell had not per
formed for hundreds of other claimants
without pay. So far as he .was aware
Mitchell might have forwarded his (Tan
ners letters In regard to land claims to
the general office and returned the Informa
tion In the replies to him.
Tanner testified that with one exception
Mitchell, while away from Portland, never
had a chance to know of the items entering
into the monthly payments to him. The one
exception was when a copy of the firm's
books was sent to Mitchell at Washington.
The method of handling the bank book
was gone over and the defense attempted
to show that the senator had never seen
any of the Kribs checks and did not there
fore know that he was receiving money
for work done for Krlbs. Tanner testified
that he had put all of the money received
In one account and had drawn from this
In making the cash settlements at the end
of each month.
Tanner testified that he had been told
that his son would be Indicted for perjury
If he persisted in his testimony before the
grand Jury, but that if he would make a
clean breast of his transactions and would
tell the truth the district attorney would
recommend a pardon for him.
George R. Ogden and James F. Casey,
two clerks in the general land office, who
LODZ, June 24. -Since the arrival of rein
forcements this morning actual fighting in
the city has stopped, but the outbreak Is
by no means quelled and fresh collisions
are expected momentarily.
Tho city resembles a shambles, and the
terrible scenes of the last two days will
never be wiped from the memory of the
Polish people. Altogether there are ten
regiments encamped In Lodz. The fighting
spirit of the people Is fully aroused. They
have tasted blood and want more. Cer
tainly, the revolutionary "spirit Is abroad
and It remains to be seen whether military
measures will have the same effoct as
Today, at Baluty, a suburb of Loda, four
Cossacks were killed and sixteen others in
jured by a bomb which was thrown Into
their barracks. Twenty-three of their horses
Occasional volleys are still fired by police
or gendarmes In response to shots from
The soldiers are showing what appears
to be wanton cruelty. Late this afternoon
they shot and killed two women, a mother
and her daughter. The funerals of victim
of the shooting of Thursday and Friday
took place today surreptitiously in various
Over Twelve Hnndred Victims.
It Is quite Impossible to give the exact
number of killed and wounded, as reports
vary according to the quarter from which
they are obtained. Certainly, the killed
number more than a hundred, possibly two
hundred, and the wounded five times a
many. An official report says that the
number of casualties was largely Increased
by the neglect of persons to remain In
doors. Others Insisted on looking out of
doors and wind ., .. s when volleys were being
fired on the rlo...a by the soldiers. Resi
dents of the city say that they received no
orders to remain In doors.
Trouble Begins Tuesday.
The present trouble began at Lodz last
Tuesday after the funer.U of the victims
of the conflict between troops and terror
ists the previous Sunday. The Christians
were permitted to bury their dead, but the'
Jewe were prohibited from doing so, and
the police secretly interred the bodies of
the Jews at night, which excited Indigna
tion and terrorists riots were Initiated
Thursday. The most serious phaae Of tha
rioting developed when the crowd deliber
ately pillaged liquor shops and numbers of
persons. Inflamed by drink, led a crowd of
at least 50,000 to further and more serious
attacks. Police and military were attacked
wherever they appeared In small fore and
many members were killed. After pillaging
the liquor shops, the crowd set fire to them
and prevented the firemen from extlngulsh
Inir the hlnzes. This was reoeated dellber-
a raid today on Delmar track. I
pllance with Governor Folk's Instructions, the mob found fuli Vcnt and even children.
oiierire jierpei saia he did not believe In caueht by the contagion, were seen kissing-
Temperature at Oinnha Yesterday
Hour. Degr. Hour. Beg.
K a. m as 1 p. m M4
u m It p. m M.1
T a. m TO a p. m HI
t n 71 4 p. m 8T
T4 S p. m 88
lO a. in 7U 6 p. m H7
1 n MO T p. in ti
12 m bit
SHERIFF DEFIES GOVERNOR
St. Louts Official Refuses to Enforce
Antl-Gambllns; Law Says Troops
Slay Get Shot.
ST. LOUIS, Mo.. June' 24. -The express
directions of Governor Folk that the Del
mar race track be raided today and all
alleged violators of the anti-betting law
be taken into custody were not carried out
beyond the arrest of eight persons, quietly
made by two deputy sheriffs, and tonight
Sheriff John Herpel of St. Louis county
Issued a statement that he was opposed
to raids and that troops would not be sent
until he had requested them, and, further
more, he does not believe that they are
necessary for the handling of the situation.
When asked tonight why he did not make
SEEKING FOR GOLD OF SPAIN
of AraH Will Attempt
Keeover Cash from the
Marder and Suicide la Ohio,
F1NDLAY. O , June 24. Despondent over
a long Illness, Mrs. Alois Shields today
shot and killed her ti-year-old uaugniMr
and thn killed berself.
can policy anu. nau rr.u.veu on nis re- 1 first consideration heinir a reizard for th lwo lrc,M " ,""
tirement. M. Bouvler. the prime minister nation's honor, which demands faithful an I ! had handled the claims admitted In evl
had for some time called M. 1 Delcasse to
account on other questions of foreign pol
icy. Moreover, the prime minister Insisted
upon being kept au courant of the transac
tions of the business at the Foreign office,
fair performance of its treaty obligations. ! dence, were called after Tanner had left
Secondly, our commercial interests are serl- i . , identify the lists and show
ously threatened by the severe manner in I tne stand to K"001"' tne ll8lf ana Bllow
which our present laws regulating the ad- i that they had been made 'special through
mission of the Chinese Into this country
are executed, which seem in their practical
working to contravene treaty obligations.
which his predecessor, M. Combes, had ! We earnestly recommend that a more 11b-
never done. Altogether there was friction
from the first between the new prime min
ister and M. Delcasse, and there were sev
eral other members of the cabinet who
were anything but amicably disposed
toward the minister of foreign affairs. It
was in consequence of these dissensions
In the cabinet Itself that M. Delcasse re
signed and not owing to a hostile vote In
The mere fact that M. Delcasse Lad been
so long In power was enough to render his
position the object of formidable attack. In
France seven years Is almost unprecedented
for a minister's tenure of office under the
republican regime; but It may be sold that
few foreign ministers under any regime In
GLASGOW, June 24. (Special Cablegram j France have had such a good account to
to The Bee.) Operations have been re- give of their administration as has M. Del-
sumed by the duke of Argyll for the re
covery of the Spanish armada treasure,
which lies In Tobennory bay, on the coast
of Argyllshire. Records show that one of
King Phillip's vessels, the Admiral of Flor
ence, was blown up in the bay in l."JW. The
work Is under the superintendence of Cap
tain Burns. Only two years ago a bronxa
breech-loading gun was brought up. Ia
1740 a brass cannon ot exquisite workman
ship was recovered and more recently a
gold doubloon wsa found In the mud ad
hering to an anchor.
casse. When in June, 1898, M. Delcasse was
unexpectedly given the portfolio of foreign
affairs he had behind him five years of ac
tive patriotic work for the colonial expan
sion of France. And by treaty after treaty,
understanding after understanding, he suc
ceeded In shattering German hegemony on
the continent of Europe.
Mistaken as to Russia.
It is only fair to remember that M. Del
casse had to deal with an unfortunate com-
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eral Interpretation of the laws be enjoined
upon tne immigration autnoritles. and
meantime the announcement of the appoint
ment bv your excellency of a commission
to Inquire Into the present exclusion laws
unit the methnri lit thlt .nfnr.mnnl u'i.K
Instructions to recommend to consrress such I
legislation as shall promote increased bur- I
mony between the two nations, would have
beneficial effect. We are advised tnrlav
by cable from Hong Kong that immediate
action is necessary uy our government or a
boycott of American nrodurts will follow.
PORTLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE,
By WILLIAM D. WHEELWRIGHT.
The subject is already under consideration
by the president and members of his cab
inet and a solution of the problem, It Is re
garded as certain, will be worked out. Sec
retary Metcalf had a long conference about
the matter today with the president.
the efforts of the senator.
At 3:30 o'clock Mr. Heney stated that he
had finished with the witnesses for the gov
ernmcnt and the court adjourned until
Monday morning at 10 o'clock.
raids and intimated If troops were sent
into the county they might be shot down.
The sheriff said:
I am sheriff of St. Louis county and
have not requested any assistance from tho,
governor. Troops will not be sent Into
this county legally until I have made such
a request and I believe the county authori
ties are abundantly able to nandle the
situation as it exists at present. I am
under a bond of 150,000 and cannot make
arrests indiscriminately and 1 shall not
do so until I have sufficient evidence to
protect myself and bondsmen. I feel that
tne course which the county officials have
taken is all that the law contemplates, and
It Is the course which will be followed by
us in the future. If the troops come in
here they are llahle to get shot. I do not
say that the sheriff or the sheriff's depu
ties will be responsible for the shooting,
but some of the citizens around here might
not like the Idea of sending In soldiers.
It was suggested to Sheriff Herpel that
an Impression prevails that In case mem
bers of the National guard came Into the
county they might be arrested for disturb
ing the peace.
"Well, If they disturbed my peace they
surely would be arrested," was his reply.
JEFFERSON CITY. Mo., June 24.-When
Informed tonight of the statement of Sheriff
Herpel of St. Louis county, Governor Folk
said he did not care to be quoted again
on the race track conditions in St. Louis
county, but said that In addition to taking
steps to stop the alleged violations of the
law at Delmar track, he would take steps
forthwith for the removal of Sheriff Her
pel and County Prosecuting Attorney John
ston for "their utter disregard of their of
WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL
Rural Carriers Are Appointed for
Wlatrrset Iowa and Fills
South Dakota) Routes.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, June 24.-(8peclal Tele
gram.) Rural carriers appointed: Iowa
Wlnterset, route 4. Fred A. Bowlsby, car
rier; Benjamin F. Bowlsby, substttnte.
CALL CONSULTING ENGINEERS
Foreign and American Advisers Will
Consider Panama Canal Plans
WASHINGTON, June 24.-A meeting of
the consulting engineers of the Isthmian
Canal commission was called today to meet
In Washington September 1 to review all
plans for the construction of the Panama
canal and make recommendations to the
The consulting engineers are authorised
to go to the isthmus, if they deem it neces
sary, and minority reports are requested
to be made. There are fourteen members
of the consulting board, a number of thein
red flags and heard swearing that they
were ready to die for liberty. A Jewish
girl mounted a box In the publio square
and addressed an Immense crowd. Sud
denly tho police appeared, fired a volley and
the girl fell dead. Market gardeners coming
In were stopped and their carts used In
building barricades. Wires were stretched
in front of these barricades and the cavalry
was unable to charge. Meanwhile the mob
had secure arms and revolvers were freely
Wanton Acts of Soldiers.
The military secured the upper hand, but
not without considerable losses to ( them
selves and havoc to the rioters. The sol
diers exhibited the utmost carelessness aa
to whether they killed peaceful persons or
rioters, and as a consequence many women
and children were among the dead. The
streets on Friday resembled a battlefield.
The houses were barricaded with boards
and mattresses and for hours volleys and
Individual shots were heard in every quar
ter of the city. Until late at night the
Cossacks were busy collecting bodies of the
dead and picking up persons seriously
wounded. The bodies were carried off In
carts to neighboring churchyards. Henca
the Impossibility of giving an accurate es
timate of the dead, and it is doubtful if the
full story Is ever told. Terrorists are ener
getically fomenting agitation among tha
soldiers by distributing revolutionary proc
lamations and pamphlets, but their efforts
are without effect.
Shooting was renewed this evening. Cos
sacks are robbing the dead of Jewels and
Rioting; In Warsaw.
WARSAW, June 24. Riots commenced
here tonight. Gendarmes charged a crowd
and Infantry patrols fired two volleys.
Three men were Injured. The crowd was
also armed and fired upon the troops. A
secret police agent was stabbed.
Processions were formed at 6 o'clock;
this evening and marched, with red flags,
down Grsybowska street. At the porner
of Wronla street a mounted patrol crossed
the procession and one of the marchera
threw a bomb, which exploded and
wounded two gendarmes. The thrower of
the bomb escaped.
Simultaneously there was another demon
stration by persons carrying a red flag
at Leschno, but there was no bloodshed.
Crowds are assembling at several locali
ties east of the city. Tfcelr latitude Is
Movements of Ccrnn Vessels June .-54, menarin and the uublic Is panic striken.
At New York Palled: Phlladelnhls. fori rri.n ai,.u,ir.n ir with a mnwiiv r?
?.,.,",.12!lJ"0.ni ,.r?t&.JX "'JSTVI': . the workmen striking, the walkout threat-
burg; Knenigen Louise, for Genoa; Fur- I enlng to become general and the working
neujia, mr uiasgnw. Arrived: St. Paul,
from Southampton; Caledonii, from Glas
BULLDOG " KILLS GIRL BABY
Animal Retains Grip on Child's Head
After It Had Been
CHICAGO. June 24. Yvonne Davis, IS
months old, was killed by a bulldog owned
by her father this afternoon. The little
girl was playing with a hall, which rolled
near the dog, and when she went to pick
It up the dog knocked her 'down and fast
ened his teeth In her face. Paul Korinortx,
a neighbor, beat the dog with an Iron bar
and fired eight bullets Into its body, and it
still retained its grip on the child. After
the dog was dead It was found necessary to
pry Its Jaws apart In order to release ths
girl. She died within ten minutes.
Rrlstow Makes Report.
WASHINGTON. June 24.-Joseph L. Brls
tow, recently appointed special commis
sioner to Investigate the Panama railroad
in Its relation to the transcontinental and
European freight rates, has concluded his
South Dakota Ellis, route 1, Leslie J. Ba. ! Investigation. He submitted bla report to
ley, carrier; Henry Bylngton, substitute. J Secretary Taft today.
At Rotterdam Sailed: Statendam, for
At Ulusgow-Salled: Astoria, for New
At Dover Sailed: Finland, for New
At Cherbourg Sailed: New York, for
New York. Arrived: Moltke, from New
At Antwerp Sailed: Finland, for New
At Queenstown Sailed: Republic, for
At Havre Sailed : I -a Gascogne. for New
York. Arrived: Montreal, from New York.
At Bremen Sailed: Barbarossa, from
At Liverpool Arrived: Bovie. from New
Zork. Sailed; Umbrta, for New York.
class inflamed by the news of the fighting
at Lodx. Is extremely critical. The s'rlke
was organized by the social revolutionary
committee as a demonstration to affect tho
trial of Stepben Okrjela, the locksmith
who threw a bomb Into the Praga police
station on March 28, Injuring six policemen,
and his conviction and sentence to deatt)
today has still further enraged the revolu
Workmen ore wearing mourning for
those killed at Lodx. '
All the street railways except on tha
principal thoroughfares In tha city hava
been stopped and tha newspapers hava
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