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CZAR FIRES KRUCER
Rumor tkat Commander of Hack 8ea Fleet
ii to Be Court-kartialed.
StflWWN AS ONE OF THE COURT ADMIRALS
He ia Charged with Inoapaoitj in Conieo
tion with Mutiny.
GENERAL STOESSEL IS UNDER ARRES
Hia Eefenae tod Capitulation of Fort
Arthur Being Investigated.
' CZAR WILL CALL CONGRESS AT MOSCOW
, Prefect of Poller Said to Have
Been Killed by Student Mho
, A'ii Ansrry Hrragie
ST. PETERSBURG. July 12.-The Nasha
Bhlsn says that Rear Admiral Kruger will
leave the service on account of alleged
incapacity In connection with his treat
ment of the situation created by tha mu
tiny aboard the battleship Knlaz Pote.m
klne at Odessa.
The admiral will probably be court
martlnlfd. At the admiralty he Is known
an one of the "court admirals." Admiral
Avellan's "promotion" to the council of the
empire is drliltP. as Is Admiral Blreleff's
appointment as mlnlste.- of marine.
Tha Nashashlsn prints a report that Lieu
tenant General Stnessel ha been placed
tinder arrest at Tsarskoe Selo In conse
quence of the revelations made by the
commission which has been Investigating
the defense and capitulation of Port Ar
thur, and that the sword of honor donated
by a number of French admirers of Gen
eral Stoessul will not be presented.
Km per or to Cull Congress.
The Slovo positively announces that the
emperor will travel to Moscow, where on
Wednesday, the 19th Inst., he will Issue
a proclamation summoning the representa
tives of the people to the Isllnsky palace,
Kremlin. Some of the officials of the court
already have gone to Moscow to make
preparations for the event.
The murder of Prefect of Police Shuvaloff
5f Moscow, who yesterday was assassinated
while receiving petitions, according; to tha
latest Information, was Inspired by mo
tives of vengeance by the assassin,
who laid at Count Shuvaloff'a door the
responsibility for hia recent arrest, though
there Is' absolutely no evidence that tha
prefect personally had any cognisance of
Private advices received here from Mos
cow aay that tha slayer of Prefect of Po
lice Count Shuvaloff Is a student and that
he made an unsuccessful attempt to com
mit suicide Immediately after taking the
Ufa of his victim. Ills recent arrest was
due to his participation In political agita
tion. avy to Be Reorganised.
Tha announcement of the appointment of
Vice Admiral Blrlleff as minister of marine.
In a'Kvieaslon -tn Admiral Avelan, which Is
made this morning, coupled with a highly
significant rescript In which tha emperor
charges the new minister not only with the
t'tsk of rebuilding the navy, but also with
that of reforming and reorganizing the
whole system. The minister Is Instructed
to eradicate the faults which have devel
oped under tha stress of war, to remedy
the conditions which led to the recent mu
tinies In tha Rlack sea and to Inspire the
personnel of the navy with a new spirit of
discipline and devotion.
Further Mutiny Is Feared.
REVAL. European Russia, July 12.
Being apprehensive of a mutiny, the au
thorities here have ordered tha sailors of
tha Russian cruisers Mlnlne and Kreml
to be relieved of their arms. Serious dis
content has been manifested among the
crews of the warships, owing to the quality
of the food supply. The officer who is held
responsible for this state of affairs haa
pen placed under arrest.
Peasants Destroy Property.
DMITROVOSK. Russia, July 12 feasants
havt overrun and destroyed a large amount
of property belonging to vast estate of the
late Grand Duke Serglus, near Doblnsky.
Kaala Poteniklne to Sevastopol.
SEVASTOPOL. July 12-In pursuance of
Instructions from the Russian Admiralty
the Knlai Potemklne is on its way here,
having left KustenJI, Rnumanla, during the
night, in tow of the battleship Tohesmem.
JUDGE GRANTS INJUNCTION
Missouri ia Temporarily Restrained
treat Puttlnur Sew Freight
Rates Into F.aTect.
KANSAS CITY, July 12. Judge John F.
Philips, in the United States court hera
today (ranted the temporary Injunction
prayed for by Missouri railroads, restrain
ing the state railway and warehouse com
missioners of Missouri, and the attorney
general of tha state front enforcing 1 lie
maximum freight law enacted by tho last
When the law went Into effect June (
eighteen railways In this state petitioned
Judge Philips to restrain the state officials
from enforcing the act, the railroads mak
ing tha claim ihal the rates provided In
the new law were prohibitive and would
amount to the conuscstion of their prop
erty. The suit also was directed against
three Kansas City shippers, intended to
cuv r shippers as a class and to forestall
any suits they might bring against the
railroad. The court issued an order at
that time preventing the enforcement .f
the law until the matter of a temporary In
junction could be argued. This which
was argued last week, was continued In
force today by Judge Philips, who, after
delivering an oral opinion, granted tha
railroads' petition for a temporary injunc
tion. BANKER ASKS AN INJUNCTION
t. Loals Postmaster Mast Show Caase
Why Lewis' Mall U stamped
ST. LOUIS. July 12.-A temporary re
straining order was issued today by Jurie
Smith McPherson of Iowa, sitting In the
United States district court, against Henry
J. Gllsen, In charge of the Winner branch
postofflca, Postmaster Frank Wyman and
Assistant Postmaster Henry P. Wyman,
requiring them to discontinue stamping the
mail of the People's United Slates bank
and E. O. Lewis with the word "fraudu
lent," and returning to the sender. The
defendants were cited to appear next Tues
day and show cause why an injunction
should not be Issued against them.
In tha meantime. It Is said, mall mill not
be delivered to the bank or to Lewis, but
will be held at Ik St. Louis poetofhVe with
out being stamped "fraudulent," ptndlug
DELCASSE TALKS OF TREATIES
Former Forelan Minister of France
Pays Trlhnte to ftrrat
7y 12. Former Foreign Min
ts In the course of nn Inter
d by the GhuIoIs tod.iy upon
id French naval amenities at
idured to discuss his general
to Greet Britain and Ger-
of nations nnwndnys is not
lnient or antipathy, but upon
Interests. An between G-r-reat
Hritain our commercial
w where our interests lie.
If our best purchaser, while
. s almost nothing of us and
US all it ran. Moreover. It is
tries to sol
evident that e could not leave open Irrl-
.n.m controversies witn (treat Hritain
which might precipitate an armed struggle,
for Great Britain holds Indisputably the
empire of the seas. For everv warship
we build it builds four or five. It is there
fore well to accept these manifest facts
and consider the value which British co
operation would give us In certain eventu
alities. The greatest Intrlnstr. value of such
co-operation would be the virtual Impossi
bility In which it would place Germany
of making war upon us.
M. Delcasse was asked If he regarded the
recent menaces over Morocco as being se
rious. He replied:
Not at all. In case of war Great Britain
would surely be with us against Germany,
snd then what would the Infant fleet of
Germany amount to? What would become
of its ports, of its commerce, of Its mer
chant marine? It would mean annihilation.
That Is the real sle nlHcance of the pres
ent exchange of visits of the British and
French squadrons. An understanding be
tween these two powers and a coalition of
their navies would crcat- a naval war
machine so powerful that neither Germany
nor any other power would risk conclusions
upon the sea. It Is the sea which It Is
necessary to command todny and the war
In the far east has conclusively demon
Continuing, M. Delrnsses discussed the
probable effect of his policy If It had been
"The Anglo-French cordial understand
ing," he said, "was an achievement toward
a definite understanding between Russia
and Great Britain, and this further under
standing would have been the work of the
French minister for foreign affairs. The
success of such n task would have
strengthened our Influence In British coun
cils and assured for a long time, the peace
of the world."
In conclusion M. Delcasse was asked for
his opinion of France's accepting a con
ference In Morocco, to which he gave the
following textual response: "To go to a
conference Is a mistake and such a mis
take." MURPHY CASE AT VATICAN
Conirftatlnn of the Propaganda
Hopes to Find Solution of
ROME, July 12. The Congregation of tha
Propaganda, having received an official
copy of the decision of the supreme court
of the state of Nebraska in trie case of Rev.
William Murphy against Bishop Bonacum
of Lincoln, Neb., upholding the right of
Father Murphy to retain possession of the
church property at Seward, has decided
to again examine the question at Issue In
the hope of finding some way of ending tho
prolonged litigation between the bishop
and the pastor.
Bishop Bonacum- ecomtnunicated Rev.
William Murphy, pastor of the Cat hollo
church at Seward, Neb., and sought to
eject him from the church and parsonage.
The trustees of the church Intervened and
secured the quieting of the title to tho
property In them. Father Murphy filed a
cross bill asking that the case be dismissed
and that the bishop be enjoined from fur
ther prosecuting a suit Involving the same
Issues until the controversy had lieen de
cided by the papal courts. This prayer was
granted by the supreme court. The litiga
tion between Father Murphy and Bishop
Bonacum has continued for over ten yeara.
CANADIANS RESENT INSULT
American Flaa; Borne by Delraatlon
of Oransjrmen from Michigan
Torn Into Shreds.
LONDON, Ont., July 12. An American
flag was torn down In front of the city
hall tonight and trampled under a hundred
feet as the result of a remark made by an
American visitor at the Orangemen's dem
onstration. About 8(10 Americans came
over from Michigan and during the day
carried the Stars and Stripes through the
streets without unfavorable comment being
excited. Tonight the Americans were
gathered In front of a hotel when some
one cried: "To hell with Canada; she never
showed us yet." Instantly the American
flag owned by the Port Huron, Mich.,
lodge, was torn from where It waved In
the breeze was was ripped Into shreds and
trampled under the feet of an angry mob.
Port Huron Orangemen say they ild not
resent It as they believed the Insult to
Canada was uncalled for.
PEARY READYJOJTART NORTH
Money Subscribed to Pay for Ship to
Be l ied In Search for the
NEW YORK, July 12.-Wlth $35,000 sub
scribed today toward his expedition to
reach the North pole. Robert E. Peary
announces that he will sail this week for
the north. Commander Peary's new Arctic
ship, the Roosevelt, has been waiting s?v
eral days for supplies, which could not
be bought on account of the lack of funds.
The polar expedition, which has been in
preparation since October 15. 1H, has cost
I150,ai0, Including today's subscriptions.
The entire amount haa been donated by
American business men to the I'eary Arc
tic club, whose members are anxious that
none but Americans have any hand In
this polur expedition.
Morrib K. Jcbsup, president of the club,
subscribed 2bM today, and Thomas H.
Hubbard gave a check for llO.ono.
Mrs. Peary will probably rail with the
explorers. From here the Roosevelt will
proceed to Sydney. Cape Breton, where
the New York crew will give up the ship
to a picked crew, which is already watt
ing on the Krlk. a coal ship, which will
accompany tho Roosevelt to latitude T9.
The Jink will then return south, bringing
Mrs. Peary with her.
TORPEDO AIR FLASK EXPLODES
Accident la Whitehead Factory at
Sew lork Causes Injury to
Three Me a.
NEW YORK. July l'.-While testing tha
air flask of a Whitehead torpedo In the
works of tha E. W. Bliss company. Brook
lyn, today, the head of tha flask gavo way
under the tremendous pressure and three
men were Injured. They are: Charles A.
Goodsoeed of the Prentiss Tool and Supply
company; John J. Flynn. superintendent
of the K. W. Bliss company's works, and
John Rlddell, master mechanic for n.e
General F.lectrlc works, Schenectady.
Flynu had both legs broken and the other
two wax teas setluiuily hurt.
SEVENTY-ONE THOUSAND NOW
Subscriptions to T. M. 0. A. Fund Jumps
Up Six Thousand Dollars.
FIFTY HUSTLERS WiLL BE OUT TODAY
Leaders Greatly F.ncooragrd and
Prepared to Posh Campaign for
Money with Vigor During Remaining-
Wednesday's subscriptions ,01S
The big clock In front of campaign head
quarters ticked oft 15.918 for the Young
Men's Christian association building be
tween sunrise and sunset Wednesday. It
was l.'.OO less, than was expected, yet the
fact does not discourage the hustling com
mittees In the least. They were working
for several good-slied subscriptions yester
day and although they were not secured
the fund hustlers think they laid the foun
dation for big results today.
The fund Is larger now than It was
thought a week ago It would be at this
point In the Campaign. Although it was
expected then that there would be $25,000
for the last day of the campaign. It seems
now that there will be less than that
amount for the last two days. Today about
fifty men are working to see how far to
ward the $0,000 mark they can get by night.
Saturday evening the hand of the clock
registered $f2,132. Monday evening It stood
at $o7.Sno and Tuesday evening at $t.0M.
Tuesday's total subscriptions were $T,2S4.
Today there Is J71.ot.50 In the fund.
The young men's committee has secured
a total of tH19. II. A. Stone's committee
leads with 13.090 and the members of Frank
Erlon's committee are trying to catch up.
Leaders of the squads say that the com
mittee Is good for tlB.ono by Saturday night.
Manager Cowell of Thomas Kllpatrlck
& Co.'s store reports so many people
were In the store Wednesday that It
was Impossible to wait on tnem. The
store Is giving one-tenth of Its receipts
from Tuesday morning to Saturday night
to the building fund.
J. H. Parrotte, a real estate and rental
man In the Paxton block, was 77 years old
Tuesday. While he was reflecting on the
fortunes and vicissitudes of his life a
soliciting committee came Into his office
and asked for a subscription.
"Young man," he said, "I am getting old
and I have long since sworn off pledging
myself for any fund whatever. In this
case, though, the only right thing to do Is
to make an exception to my rule. Give
me your paper and I'll put my name down
for the last subscription I ever am going
MORTON CUTS ALL SALARIES
Sweeping; Reductions to Be Made In
Income of Employes of
NEW YORK, July 12. Sweeping reduc
tions In the salaries of various officials and
employes of the Equitable society were
announced today by Chairman Morton. The
decreases will amount to 20 per cent bn
all salaries over $16,000 per annum; 15 per
cent from all annual salaries between $9,000
and $15,000, both Inclusive, and 10 per cent
decrease from all salaries above $2,500 and
below $9,000 per year.
These changes become operative on Au
gust 1 next 'and effect a saving of from
$150,000 to $200,000 a year. In the first or
20 per cent class may be Included Chairman
and Acting President Morton and Second
Vice President Gage E. Tarbell.
Asked today to make known his salary
as chairman of the Equitable society Mr.
"The question has not yet been decided.
It Is a matter for future adjustment."
In sentencing Emll H. Neumer, an
Equitable Life Assurance society clerk, to
the Elmlra reformatory for an Indetermi
nate period for complicity In the robbery
of a pollry from the Equitable company's
vaults, Justice Foster of the court of gen
eral sessions today commented on other
Equitable losses. He said:
Your methods were very crude and bung
ling. If you had Instead of collusion with
an outsider, colluded with an Insider and
thereby had your salary raised to $50, Our,
and then divided with the other man, the
result would not have been more hurtful
to pollry holders, but possibly you would
not have been at the bar of Justice.
Neumer gave the policy to Samuel Lob
ley, who borrowed money on It, and who
Is now In Sing Sing for the offense.
NEW RULES FOR RACING NEWS
Western I'nlon Telegraph Company
Will Handle Matter Only aa
NEW YORK. July 12-The executive com
mittee of the Western Tnlon Telegraph
company adopted a resolution today com
mending to the full board of directors that
racing news from horse races not be sup
piled by the company except to persons re
ceiving It through a regular office.
Tha resolution adopted was as follows:
Whereas, This company, under an order
Issued by Its president on the 18th day of
May, VMi, haa directed the cessation of the
collection of horse tace reports, and
Whereas, It is claimed that the distribu
tion of horse race reports still continues,
notwithstanding the action of this company
first referred to, be It
Resolved, That it be recommended to the
board of directors thai the officers of the
Western I'nlon Telegraph company be di
rected to cease the transmission of any
messages containing horse race reports ex
cept where such messages are delivered to
a regular office of the company for trans
mission and delivery through a regular of
fice of the company or for delivery In such
manner ss the president of the company
shall authorize ovei his signature.
The meeting of the committee was a
short one. Among those who attended
were President Clowry, Russell Sage, Jacob
H. Behlff and James Hasen Hyde.
REAPER TRUSJFIGHTS BACK
Kodney B. Swift Aeruaed of Maklac
False Representation and With,
CHICAOO, July 12-Proceedlngs have
been commenced by the International Har
vester company against Rodney B. Swift,
who recently filed suits charging the cor
poration with obtaining rebates from rail
roads and in various ways exceeding the
The suit filed by the harvester company
is In the form of a bill In equity and ac
cuses Swift of making falsa representa
tions to the company while employed bv
It concerning Its rights In connection with
certain patents. It is also alleged In the
bill that Swift appropriated to his own
use money and securities to tha amount
of $2S,0uO, which, the bill alleges, should
have rightfully been turned over tg the
The court Is asked to order that Swift
give an accounting of his transactions and
that be be ordered to turn over to the
company the $2S.0uO he la aXlegl to have
ELKS WILL MEET IN DENVER
Colorado tly Captures eil Meeting;
from Dallas Fifty Thousand
Men In the Parade.
BUFFALO, N. Y.. July 12.-The twen
tieth annual reunion of the Benevolent
and Protective Order of Elks will be held
In Lenver In 19e. One ballot decided that
at the grand lodge meeting today. Perry
Clay of Denver led the winning light. Den
ver received tsrlce as many votes as Dal
las, which made a strong fight, led by
William H. Atwell, 1'nlted States attor
ney there. Atlnntto City had few sup
porters. Early this morning the whole city was
astir preparing for the great parade. It
Is estimated that 50,nno Elks marched over
the wet streets. The long march was made
In a dr'.zillng rain, but the streets were
lined with an eager throng that had to be
held In check by wires along the entire
line of march.
Great plans had been made to make the
parade memorable In the history of Elkdom.
Many of the Individual loRges had spent ss
high as $5.ono for their costumes and outfits
for the occasion, each bent on the honor of
capturing the -prizes offered by the local
lodge for the best showing.
The influx of delegations from nearby
towns and cities continued today and an
hour before the parade was scheduled to
start the hosts began to take their positions
of vantage along the lines of march.
The rain had ceased and the sun was
shining when the procession started. The
marchers were garbed In uniforms of
startling colors and unique designs, and
with gorgeously oecorsted floats and
trophies of surprising and amusing char
acter combined to make the parade the
most picturesque ever held In the history
of the city.
All stores and business houses were
closed during the parade and newspapers
suspended publication of one edition to al
low employes to view the pageant.
HIGH TEMPERATURE GENERAL
Hot Weather Prevails ThrouKhoot the
I'nlted States Tea Heaths In
WASHINGTON, July 12.-Hot weather
prevails over the greater portion of the
I'rlted States, according to reports received
at the weather bureau tonight. Appar
ently there Is no Immediate relief in sight
except through local thunder showers in
several scattered sections.
Throughout the west the reports indicate
Increasing hot weather. The humidity is
high hII along the Atlantic coast from New
England to Florida and the prospect Is that
it will continue so two or three days, with
southeast to south winds.
In Washington today the maximum tem
perature was KS degrees, the same as yes
terday, but "some relief has been experl
erced from local thunder showers. There
were a number of heat prostrations here,
but so far as reported no one of them has
NEW YORK. July 12.-Undlmlnlshed heat
and humidity marked the fifth day of the
torrid wave that has afflicted New York,
and tonight there Is no Immediate prospect
of relief. Ten deaths and nearly three
score cases of prostration waa the record
of the day. At "noon ti mercury stood
officially nt 87, the highest point of the day.
It was much warmer than this on the
Some of the victims of the heat were
rendered insane by their suffering. In
Brooklyn Daniel McCarthy sought relief
by drinking carbolic acid and died Imme
diately. Jerry Lane, a coal passer In an
uptown hotel, went mad In the holler room
and attempted to brain a comrade with a
pitcher from which they hud been drinking
FORMER EMPLOYES ON STAND
Hearing In Suit to Oust OH Com
panies Continues at Kan.
KANSAS CITY, July 12.-The hearing in
the suit to oust the Standard Oil company,
the Republic Oil company and the Waters
Pierce OH company from Missouri on the
ground that they are really one and the
same concern and have combined in the
restraint of trade, was resumed at noon
There are eight or ten witnesses yet to
be examined, some of whom formerly were
employes of the Standard Oil company.
Articles of association, showing the
ownership of Waters-Pierce Oil company
stock by the Standard OH trust, were ad.
mttted today by R. A. Anthony, special
commissioner, after strong opposition upon
the part of the oil companies' attorneys.
With the articles was also admitted an
affidavit rigned by Edward P. Pratt, filed
with the secretary of state of Missouri,
showing that the Standard Oil company
succeeded to the property and business of
the Consolidated Tank Line company In
The articles of association referred to
showed that 60 per cent of the Waters-
Pierce stock was owned by the Standard i
trust, which wis dissolved by the supreme
court of 182 and later by individuals.
The Interesting feature of tho hearing
j today was the testimony of Pratt, former
j agent of the Standard OH company in Kan
I sas City, that he learned what competing
oil companies were doing by having "ar
rangements" with clerks In railroad freight
offices so that he knew the names of ship
pers and consignees and at once put Stand-
I ard salesmen on track of the business.
LOOKING FOR THE DYNAMITE
Two Hundred Armed Men I'nder
Sheriff Hunt Man Who
IOLA, Kan., July 12. Two hundred
armed men, under the direction of Sheriff
Richardson, started a search of the coun
try round about Iola today for C. L. Mel
vln, the temperance fanatic, who has been
In hiding since the destruction of the three
Iola saloons by dynamite, and who ia be
lieved to still have In his possession a
great quantity of dynamite with which he
has threatened to cause further destruc
tion. Many citizens have Joined in the
chase, which soon developed Into an excited
FREEDMEN'S AJDSOCIETY MEET
Methodist Organisation Holds Session
at Cincinnati. Elects Officers
aad Hears Reporta.
CINCINNATI. July 12 -At the annual
meeting of the executive committee of tha
Freedmen's Aid and Southern Society of
the Methodist Episcopal Church the old
officers were re-elected. Bishop J. M.
Walden of Cincinnati la the president.
Many new schools were aided and one
of tha most Important steps taken by tha
executive committee waa to authorize the
expenditure of llt.uOO for a nw college
builaiof at Austin.
TOM LAWSON ON THE SYSTEM
Frenziod Financisr Expounds Hia Views at
Missouri Vallef Chautauqua.
SIMPLE WAY OF BREAKING THE BIG RING
Sell Storks and Bonds at High Flsmre
and Boy Them Bark at Lotr
and the Trick la
(From a StafT Correspondent.)
MISSOrRI VALLEY, la.. July 12.-(Spe-clal
Telegram.) An audience of l.aoo to 2.000
heard Thomas W. Lawson here this after
noon. He repeated almost word for word
his speech delivered in Kansas and at
other points. Ills reception was quite flat
tering when the local committee, headed by
Mayor James and Congressman Smith,
brought him to the platform at the Chau
tauqua tent Congressman Smith Intro
duced the Boston man to the crowd and
Lawson at once rut loose on "the system."
Mr. lswsnn is Interesting because a
different kind of talker than the people of
the west are used to. He Is essentially east
ern In Ideas and In speech. He has a way
of talking of his own achievements ns a
broker and business man which Is calcu
lated to give the ordinary listener a pain
In his pocket, hut really not much Informa
tion thnt can be made use of.
"Finance Is simple," said Mr. Twson.
"hut the system Is all wrong which en
ables me to make $2.(Vm.ooo In a day or tin,,
onn.noo In a month, as I have done, and as
other men have done."
This statement, . made conversationally
and as of the most ordinary occurrence,
opens the eyes of his hearers very wide.
Then, to use his own simile, he proceeds to
set tip before the audience the "skinning
machine" used by the system.
f.nwaon's Patent PInn.
"This plnn," said Tiwson. "Is to sell
your stocks and bonds to the Rockefeller
crowd at a high price, as It prevails todav.
when you can get tin.nno for 100 shares of
Tnlted States Steel, which a few months
aco were worth only IS.OOO. If enough Is
sold to them they cannot protect the mar
ket beyond a certain point. Then If. will
break. In spite of them. You. being the
American public, can then buy hack the
stocks and bonds sold at the high price
for a lower price and hold them again for
a raise. That Is the plan of the svstem
Just ns It Is worked.
"The other part of my plan Is to make
your gain In this way cease at a certain
point. That Is. I would have It fixed so
that the Inflated value, the over-canltnllza-tlon,
would not draw interest. This would
result In railroads being able to buy their
rails and other materials cheaper and hence
they could afford to charge less freight and
This Is almost word for word Mr. Law
son's proposition for getting even with the
system and then to reduce the valuation
of the stocks and bonds. He rang the
changes on this In slightly different ways,
but always got hack to "my plan."
He paid a tribute to Mr. Bryan person
ally In flattering words and then laughed at
"Mr. Brian's rmWlr was a Joke then
and Is now In my circle," he said. "He
"Imply promised the man with 50 cents In
his pocket that he would make It a dollar.
It Is not a nice thing to say. but If you
touch a man in his pocket you arouse him
as nothing else will."
Ranks and Wall Street.
Of the banks and trust companies, the
insurance companies and the corporations,
Mr. Lawson had some caustic criticism to
make, yet he would not advise withdrawing
all the money from the banks to buy storks
and bonds when they are low. On another
tack, he traced the dependence of all west
ern banks, in Missouri Valley and else
where, on Wall street.
"The connection is direct and positive,"
he said, "and no one can contradict that
statement. These companies and corpora
tions absorb every year the surplus of the
people over their bare living expenses.
But In the west here, I am free to say,
we find the only real economic freedom, be
cause we of the east are too directly in
terested In all of these companies, either
directly or through relatives. The success
of this movement. If It does succeed, must
be brought about by the west, and as I
know the trick by which the system does
Its nefarious work, I am going to try
to plant a kernel of truth and educate
you. If I can. I am Just the Are alarm
calling you to a sense of your danger, and
It makes no difference whether I am
a republican or a democrat. There is no
politics In this.
"Neither Rockefeller or Lawson or any
other man should be allowed to make the
money they do under the laws of this
land. The system under which one man
gains $500,000,000 In a lifetime is all wrong,
as I know and you know. I'nder my plan
It will be changed. If this plan Is not
adopted something terrible must happen
when the crisis comes, and It will crush
out your comfort, your happiness and free
dom." At another point In his address Mr. Law
son dwelt on the assertion that the Amer
ican people are fast approaching what
he called the "slavery line," through the
operations of the systrir.
Says He Is D.tlna Good.
Seen In his private car previous to the
meeting Mr. Lawson talked very freely,
but always along the line of his published
articles and speeches. Asked If he con
sidered his campaign Is having a good or
a bad effect, he contended the result has
been and is good. To support this asser
tion he said:
"The people will not lose Interest in this
campaign because It touches their pock'-ts.
It Is calculated to cut Insurance premiums
In half and to bring stock valuations back
where they belong. Then the people can
get tha advantage of their surplus and ben
efit by their prosperity."
He gave some attention to a recent edi
torial In The Bee as "an able, good-natured
lecture," but could not agree with the con
clusions of the article, he said.
Lawson Is a hard man to understand, for
the reason that he absolutely will not de
part from his set object, nor allow any de
parture from his own way of treating It.
He is willing always to talk to newspaper
men. even at the loss of a meal. His pri
vate secretary Is a Boston newspaper nan
named McSweeney, and he has several
other newspaper men In his party. His re
ception In Kansas pleased him Immensely,
and he was enthusiastic In praise of the
Kansans. except for their state paternal
Ism, which he says Is fallacious. "But they
are very earnest and determined on reform,"
said Lawson. "I never saw such crowds
before In my life, and they were so Inter
ested they forgot to applaud. I couiu not
give them enough regarding my plan to
use his own skinning machine on Rocke
feller and hia partners.
About Putting it Hark.
"Mr. Lawson, Governor Mickey Intimates
(Continued en Second Page.)
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Fair Thursday and Friday.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday!
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SERIES OF SERIOUS MISHAPS
Four Accidents. One Fntnl, Make Work
for Doctors In One
One dead and three seriously Injured Is
the result of a series of four accidents
that happened between the hours of 7:J0
and 9 o'clock Wednesday evening.
Glenn Hill, an R-year-old boy living at
Fifth and Locust streets, while playing
with a 22 -caliber rifle in the yard at his
home about 7.30 o'clock last night was
shot in the neck Just above the right
shoulder, the bullet passing upward, strik
ing a vital spot in the back of the head.
He died a little after 11 o'clock last night.
He was attended by Dr. W. R. Hohbs, who
worked over the suffering child for several
hours, but to no avail. Coroner Bralley
took charge of the" body.
The boy's parents had Just bought him
the rifle yesterday and he was playing
with it when It was accidentally discharged.
He as the son of John Hill, employed by
the Busch Express company.
The most serious of the other three acci
dents befell Thomas (Jnlvin, who lives at 707
Hickory street and Is employed as a switch
man for the I'nlon Pacific railway. Galvln
was working In the yards switching some
cars Just east of the Thirteenth street via
duct, and was riding on a "kicked" car,
which Jumped the track. Galvln attempted
to clear the falling car by Jumping, but
was caught and pinioned beneath. He was
under the car nearly thirty minutes before
being Anally released. The police ambu
lance was called and Surgeon Willis re
sponded, and later the Injured man was re
moved to St. Joseph's hospital, where an
examination was made. No bones were
fractured, but internal injuries may have
While car No. 2 of the Council Bluffs line
was crossing the Douglas street bridge
about 8:30 last night. Conductor Alexander
McClannahan, i7tR Avenue A. Council
Bluffs, was struck by a projecting timber
on the bridge and knocked from the run
ning board. He was picked up In an un
conscious condition and taken to the com
pany's barns In Council Bluffs, where Dr.
Turner was called. He sustained a badly
bruised head, a bruise on his right leg and
side and his left hip was dislocated. He
was taken to his home.
Frank S. Converse of St. Louis yesterday
morning succeeded In getting a position
with the Lovelace & Owens' grading out
fit working near Twenty-fifth and Martha
streets. About 6 o'clock Converse, with
two other workmen, tried to board a pass
ing engine, and In doing so was struck and
thrown to the side of the right-of-way, sus
taining a severe cut on his head. He la not
thought to be seriously Injured. He was
taken tr. tbe polioa station, where Police
Surgeon Willis dressed his Injury.
VAN GESNER WRITES CHECKS
Partner of Conarresaman Williamson
Advances Money to Men Who
Mode Fraudulent Entries.
PORTLAND. Ore., July 12.-A mass of
documentary evidence was Introduced today
In the trial of Congressman Williamson
and Messrs. Biggs and Van Gesner, charged
with complicity In the Oregon land frauds.
Correspondence between Biggs, as United
States commissioner at Prinevllle, and Jay
P. Lucas, then register of the Dalles land
office, Bhowed that Biggs hnd sent In all
the applications of the timber entrymen;
that he asked to have the final receipts
all sent to him, and that Van Gesner
had written the checks which were en
closed In payment for various entrymen on
final proof, these checks aggregating over
The Introduction of a mass of document
ary evidence and the Identification of It
by witnesses consumed the afternoon ses
sion of court. At the conclusion Mr. Heney
announced that the government rested Its
TEACHERS BUSYAT PORTLAND
School Work In Its Technical Phases
I'nder Discussion nt the
PORTLAND, Me.. July 12.-A program,
ranging from the discussion of kindergarten
work to the broader field of work In high
schools and colleges, was before the teach
ers attending the annual session of tha
American Institute of Instruction here to
day. Homer P. Lewis, superintendent of
schools of Worcester, Mass., and Walter
R. Ranger, state superintendent of schools
of Montpeller, Vt., were the principal
speakers at the chief department meeting
In the city hall. The subjects discussed
were strictly professional, having to do
with methods of teaching certain branches
and with some rural school problems.
Three departmental meetings were held
today. Including one In "training and super
vision." one in the "home and school de
partment" and the third In "high and gram
mar school work."
SUIT AGAINST BEAUTY DOCTOR
Denver Woman Who la Disfigured as
Result of Treatment Wants
Her Money Back.
NEW YORK, July 12. On complaint of
Mrs. Josephine E. Ware, said to be promi
nent socially In Denver, Colo., Dr. An
drew Linn Neldon, who conducts a sani
tarium and beauty renewing establishment
In this city, was arrested today and lodged
In the Tombs charged with the larceny
of $2iO. Mrs. Ware, who (fives her age as
45, alleges that she paid the doctor that
amount In advance, with the understanding
that by the removal of wrinkles he would
make her look like a "girl of 25" and that
for a sojourn of four weeks In his sani
tarium she paid him nearly $1,000.
Instead of making her young. Mrs. Ware
says, the doctor has made her look like
a "fright." She says her fare is scarred
and seared from a carbolic "wash" applied
by the doctor.
Movement of Ocean Vessels July 13.
At New York Sailed: Majestic. for
Liverpool; Statendaui, for Rotterdam; 61
cilia, for Naples
At Dover Arrived: Pretoria, from New
At Queenstoan Arrived : Westernland,
from Philadelphia balled: Curpathlu, for
At Liverpool Sailed : Baltic, for New
York. Arrived: Ocetnlc. from New York.
At Hong Kong Arrived : Mongolia, from
aWt i'ruciA.o, Ketlun, from Mutttrdam,
WITTE HEADS ENVOYS
Czar Makes Change in the Personnel
M. MURAVIEFF TENOERS RESIGNATION
Hit Experienoe in Diplematio Matters Doea
Not Qualify Him for Foat
INSURES SUCCESS OF NEGOTIATIONS
Seleotitn of M. Witte Will Increase Ceafi
dance of Japan.
CHINA AGAIN DEFINES ATTIWt
Celestials serve ntlce that They
Will Xot Be Bound by Aay Actio
that Disposes of Chinese
ST. PETERSBURG, July 1S-2:12 a. m.
M. Muravleff has resigned his position aa
chief peace plenipotentiary. It may be re
garded as practically certain that he will
be replaced by M. Wltte, president of the
committee of ministers, who all along haa
been considered the Russian statesman pre
eminently qualified to undertake the dim
cult task of negotiating peace with Japan.
Though the emperor on two previous oc
casions has flatly declined to accept M.
Wltte, he has now Indicated his readlnesa
to make the appointment. Tha commis
sion, which, however, will not be actually
signed until Foreign Minister Iimsdortf,
who throughout has been M. Wltte's warm
supporter, has had an audience of the
emperor today. To that extent only the
matter may be regarded as unsettled, noth
ing being certain In Russia, as a promi
nent diplomat remarked last night, until
the emperor's signature has been affixed.
M. Witte'a selection undoubtedly will ba
hailed as a practical assurance of peace
While it would be a mistake to denominate
him aa a "peace at any price" man, M.
Wltte earnestly believes thnt the struggle -should
be ended snd should be succeeded
by an understanding between Russia and
Japan which would ensure peace In tha
far east for half a century. Indeed, he
is personally believed to be In favor of a
The conduct of negotiations by M. Wltte,
It Is felt by the peace party here, would
Inspire instant confidence in Japan.
The only handicap under which M. Wltta
labors Is his lack of familiarity with tha
English language, as the only foreign lan
guages he speaks are German and French.
Reason for the Chanare.
M. Muravleff's retirement, ostensibly ow
ing to reasons of 111 health. Is in reality due
to the fact that the emperor became con
vinced that the negotiations might be Jeop
ardlxed If he went to Washington. M.
Muravleff himself, upon consideration,
frankly recognized his lack of dtplomatlo
training and hia want of acquaintance with
the questions Involved, and with equal
frankness expressed satisfaction that ha
had been relieved.
Neither the Washington nor the Toklo
government has yet been officially advised
of M. MuravlefTa withdrawal, the Foreign
office probably preferring to announce tna
name of his successor at the same time.
Tho change In the chief of the plenipoten
tiaries does not Involve any postponement
of the date of the sailing of the peace com
mission for Washington.
May neault In Duel.
The newspaper criticism of M. Muravleff'
fitness for the post may result In a duel
between M. Skaalkovsky of the Novoo
Vremya and Prince Ouktomsky, editor of
the St. Fetershurg Vledomootl. The former
has not been sparing In hia attacks on M.
Muravleff and yesterday "Prince Ouktomsky
took M. Skaalkovsky personally to task In
the Vledomostl. whereupon M. Skaalkovsky
assailed Prince Ouktomsky in a fashion the
prince can hardly overlook. He says In so
mnny words that Prince Ouktomsky Is a
fool, but uses Victor Hugo's observations,
"While every man has the right to ba a
fool, he should not abuse the right."
M. SkoalkovFky proceeds personally to
arraign Prince Ouktomsky for the alleged
subsidies which he receives from the gov
ernment, saying: "I am not Prince Ouk
tomsky. Nobody grieves for me. I hava
no sinecures, subsidies or Interests In rail
roads and fantastic mongolian gold mine
which compel me out of gratitude to com
pose servile panegyrics."
Captain Rooslne Comlnar.
VLADIVOSTOK. July 12. Captain Rou
sine has left Vladivostok for Washington,
where he will participate In the peace nego
tiations. China Again Defines Attitude.
PEKING. July 12.-Afternoon.-The Chi
nese government recently notified the Rus
sian, Japanese and also the other lega
tions that China would refuse to recognlie
any arrangements made at the approaching
peace conference In the United States re
garding China unless that government was
considered in the matter. The government
replied, plainly Intimating that the notifica
tion received from China would in nowise
affect the plan of action adopted by Japan.
No reply has been received from Russia.
8T. PETERSBURG, July 11 According
to Information obtained at the Foreign
office It seems that China did not ask for
actual representation at the Washington
conference, but simply notified Russia and
Japan that if It was not apprised of tha
conference and its consent secured to any
stipulations to a treaty affecting Chlneea
territory It would not consider Itself bound
WRITES LETTER TO PRESIDENT
President of tw York Cotton E
change Would Have Scandal
Probed to Bottom.
NEW YORK, July 12.-The New York
Cotton exchange made public the following
Hon. Theodore Roosevelt. President of
the I'nlted Stales, Washington, I. '.: Dear
Sir On behalf of the New York Cotton ex
change I want to say that its member
have been greatly shocked by the recent
disclosures of venality in the Department
of Agriculture, uxin whose reports they
have depended for accurate Information la
conducting th.-lr common buslnes.
I iKg to request thnt a full investigation
be made of tlie matters which led to the
corruption with a view of preventing tha
possibility of recurrence, and that the
guilty ones lie adequately punished
official reports should !e above tha sus
picion of publications In the Interest of
any person for their Individual benefit, and
as president of this exchange I wish to
put Its members uix.n record as utterly Op
posed to Mich culpable proceedings.
On the line of (oinmon honest y, 1 ask
yuu tor youi must emphatic condemnation
and action up-n the practices which make
le,itlniule biisines.4 impossihle and put tho
members of our body at the mercy of
tricksters and knaves.
S itn treat respect. I am, yours truly.
WALTER C. lilBBARD,
President New York Cotton dchancs
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