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JAPS EXPECT FIGHT
Military Critici Bay Russians Will Vigor
ously Defend Position in Corea,
MOVEMENT THAT MENACES VLADIVOSTO
. . . , e
AuTSDCS 01 Nipponese Toward JLyont
(henng Will Be Resisted. " I
TOWN IS OF STRATEGICAL IMPORTANCE I
It Controls Possiet Bay, Ono of Onter De
fense! of the Fortress.
NO FIGHTING ON SAKHALIN ISLAND
Islanders Land Forces Wltbool Oppo
sition, hat Find Two Towns
1 Bnrilng from Fires Bet
by Russian Troops.
TOKIO, July 27. Local military critics
In discussing the situation in north Cores
predict that the Russians will vigorously
defend Kyong-Cheung, to the south of the
lumen river. The town is regarded as
most important from a strategical stand
point, as it controls Possiet bay. Kyong
Cheung Is also regarded as the outer line
of the defense of Vladivostok.
It Is announced at army headquarters
that the Japanese army on Sakhalin island
on the morning of July 24, without meeting
heavy resistance from the Russians, com
menced landing in the neighborhood of
Alkova, eight miles noilh of Alexandrovsk
and that Alexandrovsk, was seized Tuesday.
Rear Admiral Kataoka, in reporting the
eucesiful landing of the Japanese forces In
the vicinity of Alexandrovsk, says that the
piers at Alexandrovsk, Nlyoml and Mukake
were found undestroyed, but the enemy had
KM fire to Mukake, and Alkova was still
burning. The town of Alexandrovsk was
" The admiral's report which was received
at 7:34 p. m. on July 24 says that the Jap
u anese flag was hoisted over the government
buildings and Alexandrovsk without any
loss to the Japanese forces.
This official annonceinent was made this
The detachment detailed to protect the
landing, on the Siberian coast, of Japanese
from the island of Sakhalin, dislodged the
enemy from the vicinity of Alkova, July 24.
The enemy's strength consisted of one
hiutalllon of Infantry disatched there,
besijea everal hundred volunteers, with
sight field pieces from Alexandrovsk, placed
In the hills In the direction of Lulkoff.
Before this one detachment of Infantry,
which hHd been dispatched under the pro
tection of torpedo boats toward the pier
it Alexandrovsk. dispersed a body of the
nemy which was attempting to burn the
pier, which the ,'apanese, captured Intact.
K detachment landed at Mugatl, assisted
)v torpedo boats, dislodged the enemy and
raptured 40,0ti0 tons of coal and light rail
way materials. Another detachment occu
pied a third line at Alkova the same after
won and continuing the advance, Alexand
ovsk was taken and entered the same
evening after some resistance. The enemy
continued their resistance in redoubts west
of the town and on an eminence northeast
of Alexandrovsk a stubborn, resistance was
offered. The fighting had ceased at sun-
down. . At, dawn,. July 25, the enemy, hold
, lug the position oast of Alexandrovsk was
attacked and our troops pressed them to
ward Novoe Michaelkoye. We completely
reriinlen Novoe Michaelkoye July 26. That
place and Alexandrovsk escaped conflagra
tion. Two-hundred prisoners were taken
and our detachment also captured gun
carriages, ammunition nuu yiuvmiuuB,
Washington Receives Report,
WASHINGTON, July 27". The Japanese
legation has received the following dls
patch from Toklo, dated today, detailing
the operations of the Japanese army on
lmnerlal headauarters reports our Sak
fialin army began landing near Alkova
at a. m. July 24 without much op
position. Admiral Kataoka, commanding
the squadron dispatched north, reports
squadron left base as prearranged
convoying military troops. Previously ad
vanced detachment, unoer Aomirai iewa
reconnoitered coast, conducting., dragging ,
operations to predetermine landing place
near Alexandrovsk. Transports convoyed
landward as drsgglng operations progress. ;
Marines landed without resistance and oc- I
cupled points near: landing of troops com
menced. Enemy burned Numina. sot fire
to Alkova: Alexandrovsk unburned.
Japanese flags flying from governor's office
at Alexandrovsk and houses In town. No
damage to ships or crews.
American Attaches with Llnevltch.
HARBIN, Manchuria, Saturday, July 22.
Lieutenant General Llnevltch today re
ceived Brigadier General Thomas H. Barry,
U. B. A., and other American attaches.
The rank and file of the army welcomed
the United States' mediation as evidence
of good will and sympathy with Russia
Some of the higher ranks, however, are
rot so appreclatlve'of the American action.
Japs Advance on Tnnten River.
KUANCHANQTBU, Manchuria, July 27.
Accordlng to reports from Corea the Jap
anese cotlnue to advance along the forty
mile front. Their vanguard la now about
eighty mile from the mouth of the Tumen
river. The Coreans estimate the strength
of the Japanese at about 40.000 men. Their
main force la concentrated at Kenchan.
Japanese Renew Loan.
NEW YORK. July 27. Consul General
Uchlda has received the following cable
gram from Toklo:
The Japanese government will Issue
treasury Dills of $l.!.&oo,fl00 tomorrow and
deliver them to the Bank of Japan to renew
bills falling due for the same amount is
sued In April laat.
Japs Tako Llghthoose.
ST. PETERSBURG, July 27. Oeneral
Llnevltch confirms the report that Japanese
destroyers landed a battalion of Infantry
at Castroea bay July 24. occupied the light
house and hoisted the Japanese flag.
BIG WRECK IN LIVERPOOL
Twenlr-Three reraoaa Killed by Col.
Halo On l-aaeanhlre and York,
LIVERPOOL, July 27. An electric ex
press train on the Lancashire tt Yorkshire
railroad bound front Liverpool to South
port collided this evening with an empty
stationary train at the Hall road station,
causing the death of twenty-three persons
and the Injury of many. The first car of
the express, which waa crowded, waa
amashed to pieces and only alx of Ita occu
pants escaped. The road was recently
given an electric equipment.
KELLEYS BOND IS APPROVED
Fight Over Car of State Treasury
la Kansas Ended for the
TOPEKA. Kan.. July YfThe atate execu
tive council today approved the bond of
State Treasurer Thomas T. Kelley by an
unanimous vole. The bond consists en
tirely of personal security and Is for $965.
fro. This ends the fl(ht on the state treas
urer so far aa tbe present developments
MAY BOYCOTT AMERICAN BANK
Chinese Banker W ill Hold Mtrtlis at
Shenchul to Consider Such
6HANGHAT. July 27 The native bankers
b'-e are calling a meeting to discuss a pro
wl to boycott the International Banking
ha International Banking corporation
organized In June. 1901. under the laws
of Connecticut, receiving Its charter by a
vclal act of the legislature. It was then
only American banking Institution
formed for the purpose of doing business
rely In foreign countries with authority
stabllsh branches. The corporation was
le the agent of the United 8tates gov
nent for the receipt of payments to this
?rnment on account of the Chinese
Boxer Indemnity. The stockholders of he
corporation were carefully selected from
among the leading manufacturers, export
ers and Importers of the United States.
The corporation was capitalized at $3,000,000,
with a surplus of 3,0no,000. Among the
cities represented In the concern were New
York, Philadelphia, Baltimore. Pittsburg,
Cincinnati. Dayton, Cleveland, Colurrfbus,
Detroit. Milwaukee, Chicago and 9t. Louis.
The southern and Pacific coast cities wore
equally well represented.
The president of the International Bank
ing corporation when It was made the agent
of the United States government In 1902
was Marcelllus Hartley. John J. McCook
was the corporation attorney and James
S. Fearon was its agent at Shanghai.
The present officers of the corporation are
Thomas II. Hubbard, chairman of the
board of directors and president; James 8.
Fearon, vice president, and J. B. Lee, gen
The mnln offices of the corporation are
at No. 1 Wall street. New York.
The directors Include Sir H. Montague
Allen; George Crocker, James S. Fearon.
Edwin Oould, Isaac Guggenheim, E. II.
Harrlman, Thomas H. Hubbard, II. E.
Huntington and Sir William Van Home.
NEW YORK, July 27.-I.ocal officials of
the International Bonking corporation ex
pressed surprise at the news from Shang
hai. In response to a cable sent to Shang
hai yesterday by the London branch of
the corporation a cable was received here
today to the effect that the system of boy
cott lias not Interfered with business. J.
S. Fearon, vice president of the Interna
tional Banking corporation, Is the senior
member of the Importing house of Fearon,
Daniel & Co. of this city,, whose main
branch Is at Shanghai. Fearon, Daniel A
Co. today received a Shanghai cabin touch
ing upon boycott troubles there and stat
ing that the result Is not expected to be
General Thomas H. Hubbard, president
and chairman of the International Banking
"Of course, it is well known that the
boycott is not in consequence of any ob
jection to our corporation, but Is due to
the resentment of the Chinese toward the
United States government caused by the
operations of the Chinese exclusion act."
BANKERS ENTERTAIN VISITORS
Secretary Taft and Miss Roosevelt
See the Geisha Girls
at Toklo. t
TOKIO, July 27. The bankers and mer
chants of Toklo entertained Secretary Taft
and Miss Roosevelt at the Maple club to
night at a Japanese dinner, during which
there was geisha dancing. The club house
was handsomely decorated and illuminated
and American and Japanese flags crossed
were displayed throughout the building.
Bhlba park surrounding the club house
was Illuminated and the driveways were
thronged with crowds that cheered Miss
Roosevelt and Secretary Taft as they ar
rived and departed from the club hous.
The streets from the center of the capital
were illuminated and there was a brilliant
display of fireworks In honor of the Amer
icans. The popular demonstration and offi
cial and private courtesies shown the vls-
t the remf.rkabie eveP
Minister Grlscom gave a garden party In
honor of Secretary Taft this afternoon.
About 1,000 persona were present. Including
Princess Fushlma, Fushlma. Jr., and Kanln;
Princesses Nashlmato, Hlgashl and Fush
lml, the elder statesmen. Premier Katsura,
members of the cabinet and other high
officials, besides members of the American
Crowds surrounded the legation and
watched the assemblage of the party. Min
ister Orlscom, with his wife and Miss Alice
Roosevelt received the party In an embow
ered colonade on the lawn. Following the
reception the party was amused by an en
tertainment consisting of fencing, conjur
ing and daylight fireworks.
Refreshments were served under a large
marque. Secretary Taft. Miss Roosevelt
Minister Orlscom and the legation ataff
lunched with the Prince Fushlml and a
numoer or aistingutsneo Japanese were
SCANDAL IN PLANT BUREAU
Scientist Arensed of F.xtendlnsT
FaTOrs to Company In which
His Wife Holds Stock.
WASHINGTON, July 27.-In a hearing
today at the Department of Agriculture, at
which Secretary Wilson, Assistant Secre
tary Hayes, B. T. Galloway, chief of the
bureau of plant Industry; George T. Moore
of that bureau, and two representatives of
an agricultural publication were present,
the two last named made charges that the
wife of one of the scientists In the bureau
of plant Industry owned a block of stock In
nji eastern concern manufacturing culture
for soil Inoculation, while the scientist waa
preparing and revising bulletins regarding
the enrichment of farma and portraying the
culture aa containing virulent forms of bac
teria for making poor land rich. It was al
leged that publications revised by the offi
cial tended to direct the farmers to a com
mercial concern supplying the materials
because of the exhaustion of the aupply by
the department. At today's hearing the
scientist Involved in the allegations ad
mitted that his wife owned the stork, that
uck was to come to him in the event that
he severed his connection with the depart
ment and became the bacteriologist of the
concern, but that In the latter part of April
he decided to stsy with the department
and the atock was no longer held In his
It waa also alleged that the culture had
been supplied by the department to the
concern mentioned In undue quantities, the
employe mentioned being charged with
shipping seventeen pounds In a single day,
himself prepaying express charges. It la
said that today he admitted this and other
shipments. The charges are under Investi
gation by the department. Assistant Secre
tary Hsyes Is making an Investigation Into
the whole question of the vslue of the cul
ture. The persons making the charges announce
their intention of bringing the matter be
fore the urcs'deul atd the Department of i
KOMURA VISITS OYSTER BAY
Chief Japanese Envoy Pays His Respects to
PLANS FOR RECEIVING PLENIPOTENTIARIES
Partlea Will Be Taken from New
York to Oyster Bay on Crnlsers
on Angnst 5 More Gossip
OYSTER BAY, N. Y., July 27.-Presldent
Roosevelt entertained at luncheon today
Baron Jura to Koinura, minister of foreign
affairs, and Kogoro Takahira. minister to
tbe United States, the Japanese envoys to
the Washington peace conference. Subse
quently he had a long interview with them,
at which all phases of the approaching
negotiations were considered. Neither the
president nor his Japanese visitors cared to
discuss for publication the nature of their
conference except In the most general
The president expressed hla pleasure at
again meeting Baron Komura, whom he
had known several years and who was a
fellow graduate of college at Harvard.
Baron Komura and Minister Takahira
arrived here at 11:20 on the Long Island
train, to which had been attached a spe
cial chair car for their special use. They
were the ohly occupants of the car. No
one waa permitted to enter the car. The
visitors were met by confidential messen
gers of the president, who escorted them
to an ooen surrey sent by the president
to convey them to Sagamore Hill. The
envoys were driven directly to Sagamore
Hill, attracting considerable attention as
they passed through the village. They
remained with the president until S:30
o'clock and then were driven to the sta
tion. Minister Takahira, speaking for both
Baron Komura and himself, said they had
a pleasant and satisfactory visit and talk
with the president. Baron Komura, he
said, had desired to pay his respects to
President Roosevelt, and, on behalf of the
emperor, to thank him for his efforts to
bring about peace In the far east. This
mission had been accomplished. In re
sponse to Inquiries, Minister Takahira
suld it might be inferred that they dls
cussedtlie pending peace negotiations, but
added: "It would not be proper for me
to give to you the nature of the discussion.
could not do that."
President Roosevelt, when asked this
evening about the conference, replied that
It was a subject which he did not feel at
liberty to discuss for publication. It is ex
pected that soon after the arrival of M.
Wlttee, the principal envoy of Russia, he,
too, will make a formal call on President
Roosevelt in advance of the presentation
to the president on August S of the two
sets of plenipotentiaries and their suites.
The president does not (conceal his deep In
terest in the approaching conference of the
envoys, but lets it be understood tnat nis
Interest will not lead him to Interfere, even
by Indirection, with the work of the con
ferees. He had hoped that an early arm is
tlce might be arranged between the con
tending armies In Manchufla, pending the
conclusion of the work of the conferees.
Itinerary -of the Envoy.
WASHINGTON, July 27. Arrangements
were completed here today for conveying
the peace envoys of Russia and Japan from
New York to Oyster Bay, where they will
be received by the president, and from
there to Portsmouth. N. H. According to
the official announcement, the Russian
plenipotentiaries and aulte will embark on
the cruiser Chattanooga, commanded by
Commander Sharp, at the foot of Twenty-
third street. New York City, at 9 a. m. on
August 5, the Japanese plenipotentiaries
en. barking at the same point on the cruiser
Tacoma, commanded by Commander R. F.
Nicholson, an hour later, arriving at Oyster
Bay within half an hour of one another.
After the luncheon to be given by the
president on the Mayflower is over and the
president has departed, the Japanese pleni
potentiaries and suite will embark on the
Dolphin, commanded by Commander Gib
bons, the Russian plenipotentiaries and
suite remaining on the Mayflower, when
they will proceed to Portsmouth, convoyed
by the cruiser Galveston, commanded by
Commander W G. Cutler, which will arrive
oft Oyster By on the evening of August 4.
A slow run north will be made so that
Portsmouth Aill be reached on the morning
of the 7th, where ythey will be received by
the admlr.l commanding the Portsmouth
navy yaru, within which the negotiations
for peace are to be conducted.
Rear Admiral Slgsbee, to whose squadron
the Tacoma, Chattanooga and Galveston
are attached, returned to New York today
and will Issue the necessary orders to carry
Into effect the program announced. Com
mander Wlnslow also returned to New
York and on Monday expects to take the
Mayflower outMde for a "shaking down"
Talking; of Demands.
As a clearer Idea la gained of Japan's
peace terms, whose general charaoter waa
outlined In the Associated Press dispatches
last night the skepticism with which Wash
ington received the European reports that
the Japanese would demand the neutraliza
tion of Vladivostok Is lessened. In fact It
Js learned that not only is this likely to
lnstttute one of the Japanese demands,
but It will be accompanied by a startling
counter proposal. In effect, according to a
seemingly well Informed source, Japan will
propose In return for the neutralization of
this last Russian port on the Pacific not to
fortify Port Arthur. Should this Informa
tion prove correct It will entirely change
the view which haa ' prevailed In official
circles that the question of Vladivostok's
neutralization could not reasonably be
made a part of Japan's peace price. It la
pointed out that while the war haa demon
strated that Port Arthur waa a military
blunder, nevertheless this great fortification
constitutes a tremendous political Influence
in the far eastern question and ita abandon
ment aa a stronghold Is a concession of
such magnitude that it is not felt Russia
can refuse to meet It.
On the other hand, Japan'a sacrifice
would not be aa great aa It aeems at first
glance, because Its fortification of the
Straits of Corea would offset the loss of
Port Arthur as a strategic point. It Is be
lieved here that the question of Vladivo
stok will prove to be one of the most diffi
cult which the conference will face, aa
Russia has not concealed Its disinclination
to permit it to enter Into the negotiations.
In this connection an Interesting story Is
current in diplomatic circles regarding the
selection of Baron Komura aa Japan'a
Honiara's Ramored Ideas.
According to this story Japan had hardly
less trouble than did Russia In finding an
official willing to undertake this delicate
misslou. Baron Komura waa finally in
duced to accept it with the stipulation that
before the conference assembled the fol
lowing things should be done:
First The flotation of one new loan in
(Continued oa Second; Page.)
HOCH WILL BE HANGED TODAY
Attorneys for Alleged Blneheard Fall
to File Appeal to the Supreme
CHICAGO, July 77. "Bluebeard" Johann
Hoch will be hanged tomorrow for wife
murder. Appeal to the State Board of
Pardons this afternoon was without avail.
The governor had previously declined to
Late tonight Hoch consented to an Inter
view and throughout the conversation he
stoutly Insisted that he was an Innocent
man. He waa calm. In fact about the
calmest man In the room at the time.
When complimented on the nerve he was
showing Hoch replied:
Why should I be disturbed? I am Inno
cent and what Is more I am manly. I will
take this crisis In a manly way. The whole
thing is Injustice and goes to show that
the man without money cannot expect a
fair deal, and that he might get one If he
could Dring money to war. Look at that
Patrick in New York. He has money snd
see how long he has been In the courts.
The law In my case has taken Its course.
but I thlnK It has taken a wrong course.
SPRINGFIELD, 111., July 27. Regarding
the case against Johann Hoch, who Is to be
hanged tomorrow, July 28. It was ascer
tained at the governor's office today on
reliable authority that the reasons which
Induced the governor to refrain from in
terfering were the following:
"That Hoch was first sentenced to be
hanged on June 21. that through his counsel
he requested a reprieve in order to be able
to present his case to tbe supreme court
In the June term, the court then being in
session. A reprieve was requested to the
end of the term. The court was expected
to adjourn In about a week and Governor
Deneen granted a reprieve and five and
one-half weeks in order to give him ample
time to have his case presented to the
supreme court. Under the law a defendant
may present his case to any one of the
Justices of the supreme court during va
cation, who has power to award a super
sedeas In the event he deems the case
wqrthy of consideration by the supreme
court. . It Is learned the case has not been
presented to any Justice and that neither
Mr. H'och's attorney nor any of his friends
has presented to the governor any errors
In fact or law, except by telephone con
nection over the long distance telephone.
"It haa been presented to the governor
by the state attorney's office of Cook
county; that the case has been tried with
the utmost care, and the only point raised
by the defendant was as to the right Of a
woman, whom Hoch had married, to tes
tify against her husband In a criminal
case. On that point It appears that the
Btate proved that before Hoch had mar
ried the woman In question he had been
married to another woman who is still
living and from whom he never had been
"Wnder all the circumstances the gover
nor felt that he could not do otherwise
than he had done without making a pre
cedent which would produce harmful re
sults hereafter, and so felt constrained to
let the law take Its course."
BROKER REFUSES TO ANSWER
New York Cotton Dealer Mentioned In
Wilson's Report Declines to Tea.
tlfy Before Grand Jnry.
WASHINGTON. July 27.-F. A. Peck
ham, a New Yo-k broker, today refused to
answer questions aa to his dealings in
agricultural producta before the grand Jury
Investigating the cotton report leakage,
Mr. Peckham was thereupon told by United 1
States District Attorney Beach that unless
he (Peckham) changed his mind by tomor
row morning at 11 o'clock, when the grand
Jury convenes for the day, his recalcitrancy
would be reported te Judge Wright of the
supreme court of the District of Columbia,
who already has given public notice of his
Intention to punish any witness refusing to
reply to proper questions. The penalty Is
Imprisonment. When questioned tonight
Mr. Beah, who has steadfastly refused to
discuss developments In his Inquiry, de
clined to admit the probability of proceed
ings against Mr. Peckham.
Secretary Wilson in his report on the ex
amination Into the affairs of his depart
ment by the secret service men, referred
to Mr. Peckham at some length, saying:
Mr. Peckham was interviewed at the
Hotel Hreslin, In New York City. He was
shown the above series of letters and asked
for an explanation of their contents. Mr.
Peekhsm stated that the only explanation
he had to give was that at the time the let
ters were written he was trying to make
some money in the cotton market. Further
than this Mr. Peckham refused to give any
information about his relations with Mr.
Holmes, Mr. Hays or Mr. VanRlper that
could throw any light on the matter under
Shortly after Mr. Peckham was inter
viewed he left New York for Washington
and Immediately on his arrival In the city
he held a conversation with Holmes over
the telephone in which he inquired whether
Mr. Holmes Intended to resign his position
or whether he expected to be dismissed
from the government service.
Mr. Peckham was Interviewed again at
the Hotel Breslln in New York after his
trip, but declined to give any further In
formation concerning his relations with Mr.
Holmes. When Mr. Holmes was ques
tioned about his relations with Mr. Peck
ham and Mr. VanRiper he said that they
had all been on very Intimate terms so
cially, and that when he had occasion to
visit New York he frequently found that
his hotel hills had been paid by Mr. Van
Rlper or by Mr. Peckham. Mr. Holmes ad
mits that he and Mr. Peckham and Mr.
Hays were at one t'.me associated In a
business venture, In which Mr. Holmes was
to have an Interest equal to the sum of
ifi.OKi, which he was to receive as a gift
from the other members of the firm.
ELEVATOR ALLOWANCE INQUIRY
Taking; Testimony In Kansas City
Completed Hearing: Will Be Held
la Omaha Soon.
KANSAS CITY, Mo.. July 27. The freight
rate inquiry, by the Interstate Commerce
Commission was resumed at noon today be
fore Francis M. Cockrell, commissioner.
Today's meeting was devoted to hearing
testimony of Kansas City grain dealers and
elevator operators regarding allowances on
grain shipments at Kansas City. This fea
ture of the inquiry was begun at the spe
cial session held last night.
Only three witnesses were called today.
They were T. J. Brodnax, a member of the
firm which operates the Memphis elevator
on the Frisco terminals; George A. Adams,
of the Adams Grain company, and Edwin
P. Shields, of the Simons-Shields Grain
company, which leases and operates the
Milwaukee elevator near Sheffield.
After hearing these witnesses Commis
sioner Cockrell adjourned the Inquiry.
"The testimony which has been taken in
Kansas City will be transcribed and pre
sented to the commlsalon at Washington,"
said the commissioner. "I don't know ex
actly when the commission will meeet, but
It will be sonte time in August, after some
members who are now away on vacatlona
Frank Barry, special agent for the com
mission, said following the adjournment of
the inquiry here that a moeiing probably
would be held at Omaha soon to gather ad
ditional evidence of the charges of discrimi
nation In tbe granting aievatur allow
RECEIVER FOR EQUITABLE
Bait Piled in Behalf of Policyholders for
ALLEGES SOCIETY IS INSOLVCNT
Petition Asks that All Funds, Assets
aad Property Be Placed la
Hnnds of Re
NEW YORK, July 27. In the form of an
mended complaint to a bill filed last April
suit waa begun today.ln the United States
circuit court for the southern New York
district to throw the entire im.uOO.OOO of the
assets of the Equitable Life Assurance so
ciety Into the hands of receivers, who shall
"take possession of all the funds, assets
and property held by the defendant so
ciety of every character and description
and administer the same aa they may be
directed by the court."
More than forty policy holdera in the
Equitable, representing a dozen different
states, are Included as complainants In the
rresent suit, which Is based In part upon
the allegation that the society has no fund
with which to meet Its enormous losses
and is insolvent.
With J. Wilcox Brown of Maryland, the
holder of a SJ6.000 policy, aa complainant,
papers were filed last April to compel a
distribution of the 84,?0,0 surplus fund
of the society, to compel the management
to make an accounting to the policy hold
ers, and for the appointment of receivers
for the surplus fund, pending Judicial as
certainment of the rights of the policy
Since the filing of that bill permission
was obtained to file an amended complaint.
Since the original bill was filed forty-four
other policy holders have Intervened In
Thomas J. Barry, a lawyer of Boston,
has also filed Intervening petitions In be
half of Benjamin Dellhelm for $1,000 and
Julian B. Hart $10,000, both of Boston.
Bill Makes Sweeping Chnrges.
In the amended bill, which Is far more
sweeping In Its charges and In Its appeal
for relief than was the original bill of last
April, there are Incorporated many cita
tions from the Frlck and Hendrlcka re
ports, published some months later.
Reciting the purchsse of the Hyde stock
by Thomas F. Ryan, the complaint then
denies the legality of the election of di
rectors who are not stockholders of the so
ciety. The complaint goes on:
The assurance funds held by the society
have been, fraudulently and neglectfully,
and are being wasted and mismanaged snd
lost to the extent of many millions of dol
lars: It is without a legally chosen board
of dlrectora and the real value of the prop
erty held by It Is unknown and speculative.
Reverting to a statement that the defend
ant society "has wilfully and neglectfully
and fraudulently mismanaged, and through
Its officers and agents, misappropriated the
said assurance funds," the complaint as
serts that "the said defandant Is wholly
unable to repay the amount of auch wasted
and misappropriated moneys to said fund
for the benefit of your annuitants, and
your orator avera that the said defandant
le wholly Insolvent In consequence thereof."
It Is further added that:
The property of the defendants is now In
the hands, or under the control, of policy
holders whose representatives have been
f;uilty of misappropriation, waste and fraud
n the management of Its affairs and prop-
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cletv ire at a standstill; Its morale as an
Insurer Is destroyed: whatever business It
may do will be at an enormous loss and
sacrifice on the part of the present policy
holders. Their supreme Interest is to place
the assets in the hands of competent re
ceivers, appointed by this court and to
gradually, prudently and economically wind
up the affairs of the company. In this way
only can the policyholders and snuitants
be protected from eventual and irretriev
Considering: Pension Uaestlon.
The directors of the Equitable held two
meetings today, covering a period of three
hours. The first was an adjourned session
from yesterday and the business transacted
included the election of George F. Vletor
of this city and Ernest B. Kruttschnltt of
New Orleans to the board. The directors
listened to the reading of the minutes of
the meetings of the society for some six
months back so aa to familiarize themselves
with recent conditions. The office of chair
man waa abolished, aa previously an
nounced. ( '
The committee on pensions reported, and
In almost every Instance its recommenda
tions were adopted. A number of pensions
will be discontinued entirely and others
reduced to 60 per cent of salaries received
by officiate or employee at the time of the
severance of their connections. It devel
oped today that In addition to the pension
of $26,000 a year to the widow of Henry B.
Hyde there was voted at the same time a
pension of $18,000 to Mrs. James W. Alex
ander, the wife of the former president, to
take effect on the death of Mr. Alexander.
These two items have been regarded as
legal liabilities, or annuities. In lieu of
certain contracts waived by the founder
of the society and by Mr. Alexander. The
matter will be submitted to the Equitable
special counsel, Austen G. Fox and Wal
lace S. McFarland. James II. Hyde waa
not present at today's meeting.
Kqnltable Boslneaa Increases.
The Equitable Life Assurance society's
Income for the flrst six months of 1905 waa
$38,799,138, an Increase of $2,886,810 over the
corresponding six months of laat year, ac
cording to a statement which was submit
ted to the board of dlrectora yesterday. The
figures, which were made up from the aud
ltor'a regular report for the president to
submit to the board, give assets on De
cember 31, 1904, of $413,963,020, and assets
June 30, 1906, of $421,249.272.'an Increase dur
ing the last montb of $7,296,252. The in
come for the flrst six months of 1904 was
$36,412,327, while the Income for the flrst six
months of lit6 waa $38,799,138, an increase
Charges Against Mntnal Reserve.
ALBANY, N. Y., July 27. Concealment of
Judgments against the company amounting
to $182,767, exaggeration of Ita aurplua by
over $3u0.000 and a fixed policy of delay In
settling clalma, are some of the charges
made against the Mutual Reserve Life In
surance company by Chief Examiner Van
derpool in his report submitted to State
Superintendent of Insurance Hendricks and
today made public by blm.
The examination waa begun last Decem
ber and covers a period back to 199. The
company has headquarters In New York
City and clalma assets of between $5,000,000
Examiner Vanderpool says that the man
agement of the company made no mention
of these Judgmenta In the Item of liabilities
reported for the year 1904.
"Of the $184,913.25 reported by the com
pany In Ita last annual statement as being
due or accrued for aalarlea, rents, office ex
.... . ...
penses, taxes, Dins, accounts, etc., says
be, "$182,767.92 consisted of Judgments en
tered against thla company. I am con
strained to believe that the return of this
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NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
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GOODRICH BEGINS INQUIRY
Special Commission Appointed to Col.
lect Evidence Regarding Ben
SAN DIEGO, Cal.. July 27-The flagship
Chicago -of the Pacific squadron, with Ad
miral Goodrich on board, arrived here at
o'clock this morning. Soon after the Chi
cago came to anchor, Commander Young
of the Bennington and Captain Drake of
Mare Island went on board and were clos
eted with the admiral.
A board of Investigation was appointed,
whose duties will be to collect evidence of
whatever nature may be considered perti
nent to the disaster on the gunboat Ben
nington, and to put thla evidence In shap?
for the consideration of Admiral Goodrich.
With the report of this board In hand, the
admiral will decide whether or not to ap
point a board of Inqul-y. At 10 o'clock this
morning this board of investigation, con
sisting of Lieutenant Commander Bartlett
Lleutenant Commander Halstead and Lieu- !
tenant Moody, convened on board the flag
ship, and after a consultation with the ad
miral adjourned to the Bennington. The ie
port of the board Is not exoected to be
made for several days.
In the meantime the work of cleaning
up the gunboat proceeds slowly, the boilers
being left In the position In which they
were found after the explosion until in
spected by the investigating board. Divers
have plugged the Intake pipes from the
outside, thus stopping the Inflow of water.
Thus far it is reported the divers have
found nothing wrong with the hull from the
Scallngs from the boilers will be exam
ined by the navy yard chemist, It Is un
derstood, to determine If gases' created
by corrosion and chemical action caused the
There has been no death since those re
ported last night, though the condition Of
P. Nleman, H. A. Worthen and L. A.
Grlrse Is precarious. W. A. Holly and C.
Schults afe improving, while Hallet, Sul
livan, McCllntock, Bushnell and Muller
show no changes for better or worse.
BUILDING AND LOAN LEAGUE
Charles F. Bentley of Grand Island
Elected Vice President of the
NEW YORK, July 27. An attack upon
the Pennsylvania legislature's last session
was the feature of today'a meeting of the
convention of the United States League of
Co-operative Savings and Building Loans'
association. Addison B. Burke of Philadel
phia. In an address on "Fighting a Boss
Ridden Legislature," told of methods which
he said were used by legislative commit
tees to defeat legislation on which , the
Pennsylvania League of Co-operative Sav
ings and Building Loan association at
tempted to secure a hearing. He then spoke
of what he called the servile obedience by
which, later on,' and at he bidding of I.
W. Durham of Philadelphia, these same
legislators did everything In their power
for the Pennsylvania league.
A committee of Ave was appointed to re
port at the next annual convention upon
the question of a repeal by congress of the
tariff tax on building material. Cincinnati
waa choaen aa the place of the next con
vention. Among the officers elected were:
President, Frank D. Kingsbury of Corn
ing, N. Y.; vice president, Charles F. Bent
ley of Grand Island, Neb.; members of ex
ecutive committee. George F. GUmore of
Omaha, C. 8. Hartough of Leavenworth,
Kan.; C. H. Reynolda of Dubuque, la.
BISHOP J. W. JOYCE IS DEAD
Venerable Prelate of Methodist
Charch Snrrombs to Attnck
MINNEAPOLIS. Minn.. July 28,-Blshop
Isaac W. Joyce, Methodist bishop, died at
his home, 310 Groveland avenue, at 10:20
this morning aa the result of a cerebral
hemorrhage and consequent attack of par
alysis, which he sustained while delivering
a sermon at the Red Rock, Minn., camp
meeting on Sunday, July t.
Bishop Joyce came to Minnesota six years
ago. Previous to that time he had been
presiding bishop of the Methodist mission
ary field work In China and Japan. It Is
said of him that he haa spoken In the cause
of religion in every civilised country In
the world. Before going abroad, he was
a psstor at Chattanooga, Tenn., for four
yars and at Cincinnati, O., six years. He
a graduate of Hartzell university, a
United Brethren institution of Ohio.
Bishop Joyce was 69 yeara of age. He
Is survived by a wife and one eon, Colonel
Frank M. Joyce of thla city.
GREAT COAL MINE MERGER
C'oncerna In Ohio and West Virginia
Amalgams te Second l.araest Coal
Company In World.
COLUMBUS, O., July 27.-CoaI. railroad
and dock properties, conservatively esti
mated to be worth $50,000,000, in which Col
umbus capital la largely Interested, were
combined Into one company at a meeting
held today In New York, according to ad
vices from that city.
It will be the second largest coal corpora
tion In tne world ano a 111 be known aa the
Sunday Creek company.
Seven coal corporations owning property
acattered throughout Ohio and West Vir
ginia, and employing in the neighborhood
of 40.000 men, are now to operate under one
directorate and aet of officers. In the con
solidation of the interests, Inadlng officials
drop out to make room for those who figure
In the reorganization, which become effec
tive August 1.
Movements of Oceaa Vessels Jaly 27,
At New York-SUUed: I.a Ixirralne, for
Havre; Cretlc, for Genoa; Cltta Dl New
York, for Genoa. Arrived: Main, from
At Liverpool Arrived: Nuordland, from
Philadelphia; Cedrlc, from New York
Baxonla. from Boston. Sailed: Bavaria!
At Ixrndon Arrived: Hibernian, from
At- Cjueenstown Balled: Merlon, for
Philadelphia; Oceanic, for New York. Ar
rived: Arabic, from Huston.
At Cherbourg Hailed; Kaiser Wllhelm
der Grossu, fur New York; Fredeilch
der Grotwe. for Bremen. Arrived: Deuisch
land, for New York.
At Yokohama Arrived: Doric, from Bun
At Plymouth Arrived: "-ederlcli der
Crosse, from New York.
WILL CONTROL FEVER
Officials 8ay There is Little Danger of an
Ipidemio in Mew Orleans.
ONLY TWENTY-SIX NEW CASES REPORTED
Nearly All These Are In Vicluty of
PLAGUE ORIGINATES IN ITALIAN QUARTERS
Nearly All New Cases An People of This
RIGID QUARANTINE IS ESTABLISHED
Work of Draining Lovr Places ana
Screening- Cisterns Proceeding;
Rapidly No Cases at
NEW ORLEANS, July 27. All the forces
engaged in the battle against ' the yellow
fever scourge today Joined In expressing
the belief that while the situation has been
and Is serious, enougli success has already
been achieved In the application of the
methods applied, as the result of the work
of the Reed commission In Cuba, to Justify
the hope that for the first time in the his-
lory ,,f tne country what threatened to be
a malignant epidemic of yellow rever will
be stamped out before frost cornea and
that New Orleans will tie spared the horrors
of previous epidemics. It Is the opinion of
Dr. J. 11. White, In charge of the marine
hospital forces, and of the state and local
health officials that If destruction of the
stegomyla checks the spread of the disease
and enables the gradual eradication of the
cases In hand and those which may be ex
pected to appear for some time to come In
the Infected sections, tho present visitation1
of the plague will have been a blessing In
disguise, since It will have demonstrated
the ability of science to control the most
virulent outbreak of the fever In the south.
Orlaln of the Plagoe.
With the cases reported today the aggre
gate since July 13 rune close to 200. These
are included In twenty to twenty-five foci,
focus No. 1, including1 the section around
the French market, where the fvver flrst
appeared and where a large proportion ot
the cases and fatalities have occurred. Thla
sect ion runs from St. Ann to Barracks
streets, and from Chartres to the river, In
cluding about forty city blocks. Italians
here are notoriously prone to avoid phy
sicians, and the fever got a foothold In the
district before it became known to the au
thorities. No precautions were taken to
destroy the mosquitoes and the scourge
spread with such rapidity among the cheap
and crowded lodging houses that ths
Italians who could get away fled, some
going to friends "in other sections of the
city, some by rail to surrounding towns
and some by luggers Into settlements along
the coast. The result la the appearance of
cases of fever In various parts of the city,
but principally below Canal street In neigh,
borhooda of the poorer classes. Almost
every Instance of a new focus outside of
the French market district la that of an
Italian who escaped therefrom Or of ocrrte
one of a different nationality whose busi
ness was in that section. Aa far aa the
health authorltlea were able to discover
today no cake has thua far developed from
outside of any of the outlying Infected dis
tricts, and with a very few exceptions tho
cases and deaths have been among the
Italians. Illustrating this fact a report for
twenty-four hours made officially to the
state board shows twenty-six cases and six
deaths, nearly all of them being Italians.
Cleanings Campaign Begins.
A cleaning campaign has begun on an ex
tensive plan. Every ward Is being thor
oughly organized with precinct Organiza
tions radiating from the major body.
"Cleaning up streets and removing dirt
from gutters Is energy thrown away," de
clared President Kohnke of the City Board
of Health to a delegation of citizens who
called to consult hlru on the subject.
"Screen cisterns and drain standing water
from premlsea where It abounds," said he.
The emergency' hospital which haa been
fitted out for the care of ye' we fever pa
tients was In full operation -oday. It Is
located In an old three-etory building In
the heart of the French quarter. The hos
pital will be operated at ita full capacity,
patients being removed to It from all sec
tions of the city In a screened ambulance,
which has already been provided.
A visit to the French market eectlon to
day gave little visible evidence of the seri
ous epidemic that has prevailed In that
quarter. Two weeka of hard work by ihe
public cleaning gangs showed In the gen
eral cleanliness of the surroundings, but
there was no excitement among the resi
dents. Quarantine Is Rigid.
Every avenue of egresa fro mthe city hag
been closed by the rigid quarantine and
uninfected sectlona of the city are discour
aging any further invasions by Italians. It
Is considered wiser for them to ' remain
where they1 are at present and where they
are to lie charitably cared for If In distress,
and nursed If 111.
The detention camps established by the
marine hospital service In order to enable
persons to leave the city who want to get
Into sections quarantined against New Or
leans, were opened today. Permits to enter
these camps are to be obtained from the
headquarters of the marine hosplt ' service
here. This is to be required In order that
each applicant may be examined, the hos
pital service not desiring to send Into the
detention camps persons who are likely to
become 111, thereby establishing new centers
There Is a very slight exodus of New Or
leans people. Some heads of familes are
Bending their wives and children elsewhere
and men whose business has suffered by
the appearance of the fever are taking ad
vantage of tho opportunity to take summer
vacatlona now. It Is next to Impossible to
get into Mississippi, Alabama, Texas and
Louisiana towns without detention. Quar
antines are being made constantly more
rigid since the board of health began to
make public the number of caaea and
deaths. Mississippi Is sending her Inspec
tors right into New Orleans. Kvery passen
ger is examined and the tickets of through
passengers scrutinized to prevent any one
from attempting to get into the atate by
Refuses to Modify Regulations.
In many country towns there was a dis
position aniosv the medical men to accept
the mosquito theory and therefore to mod
ify the quarantine regulations. The massea
of the people, however, have not been suf
ficiently educated and the fact that there
are 2o0 rases In New Orleans has been suf
ficiently terrorizing to force them to de
mand that there kl:all be absolutely no
communication with Infected points. Efforts
have been made by men of Influence-on the
gulf coast and in Niw Orleans to induce
Governor Vardarnan to relax toe quafanUnr
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