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TO TEST ELKINS LAW
Important Suit Will Ba Tiled at Mil
waukee Tfaii Wtek.
INVOLVES EVASION OF PUBLISHED RATES
BTral Eailroadi and Fabit Brawary
Company Are Dafaidaata.
BREWERS OWM REFRiGiRATOR CAR LINE
Tbii Company Eat Con . r act for fibiprntit
of 0u pnc of Pabit Plant
ROADS PAY CiMMboiOrt FOR BUSINESS
Hold that This
WASHINGTON, N"V. 13. Attorney Oen
erl Moody today made a statement with
regard to the petition which will he filed
by his direction In the circuit court for
the eoste'n district of Wisconsin, brought
under the Elkins law, to tent the legality
of certain commissions, paid by railroads
(after the receipt of the published rates;
to a private car transit company con
trolled by stockholders of the corporation
shipping freight In those cars over the
Mr. Moody's Statement.
The statement follows:
The petition Is against the Milwaukee
Refrigerator Transit company, Pere Mar
quette Kallroad company. Missouri. Kan
sue r Trim ivulimail conipHny. t.ne Rail
road company, the Chicago, KocK Island
Pacific Kan road companv. St. louls & Pan
Kranosco Kaliroad company, the Wisconsin
Central Railroad company, the Chicago ti
Alton Railroad company and Pabst brew
This case arises out of the following
state or facts, which have been Investi
gated by the Interstate Commerce commis
sion and by private Interests adversely ef
fected, brought to the attention of the
attorney general and by him carefully con
sidered. I'liierences have bcn held between the
attorney general and District Attorney
But terflelt) of the en stern district of Wis
consin at Chicago and Wasiilngton and
on Friday last tt a conference between
the attorney general, the assistant to the
attorney general, Mr. Purdy, special assist
ant; Attorney General Pagan, the district
attorney, and Special Counsel Charles
canaries of the Milwaukee bar. the form of
me petition was determined upon.
Pabst 'a Own Refrigerator Line.
It appears that the Pabst Brewing com
pany are large shippers of beer over the
arious railroads running from Milwaukee.
Some of tho principal stockholders of that
corporation organised and own the Mil
waukee Refrigerator Transit company, a
corMiratlon oiieratlng private cars. To the
latter corporation the control of the ship
ments of '.he Pshst Brewing company was
given by an agreement entered Into be
tween the two corporations named. The
various railroads mentioned as defendants,
while receiving as freight money, the open
and published rates for the transportation
of commodities have paid to the transit
company, lu whose private cars the beer
wan transported, a commission of about
12 per cent upon the amount of the freight
money collected, with tho effect, of course,
that, the net amount received for trans
portation ,lrthux,-rilrPajl companies is so
much, less llian the- published and open
Will Teat Klklna Law.
This petition Is designed to test the
legality of such payments and Is brought
under tho provision of the ao-called Elkins
law, which provides that a failure strictly
to observe the published rates shall be a
misdemeanor anil further provides that "It
Khali he unlawful for any person, persona
or corporations to offer, grant or give or
ho solicit, accept or receive any rebate,
concession or discrimination In respect to
the transportation of any property In In
terstate or foreign commerce
whereby any such property shall, by any
device whatever, be transported at a less
rute than that named In the tariffs pub
lished and filed by the carrier."
The case is regarded as of great general
Importance by the attorney general and will
be pressed to as speedy a hearing as a
Just regard for the Interests of the defend
ants will permit. With District Attorney
Butterfield Mr. Charles Quarles of the Mil
waukee, bar has been associated.
I (Inarlee Explain Salt.
MILWAUKEE. Nov. U'.-Charles Quarles.
who returned Saturday from a consultation
with Attorney General Moody at Washing
ton, at which time the proposed rebate case,
against the Pabst Brewing company and a
railroad was considered. In discussing the
proposed action In which he Is to assist the
"The purpose of this suit, which la Insti
tuted by the government. Is to determine
whether the private car lines, refrigerator
line companies, the companies owned and
controlled by the packers, like the Armour
lines, have a right under the Elkins act to
hold up the railway from three-quarters of
a cent to 1 cent a mile for the use of cars
In addition to service, a devise through
which discriminations are practiced and
"Take the case of the Milwaukee Re
frigerator Transit company as an Illustra
tion, thla company being one of the de
fendants, Oustav Pabst and his brother,
Fred Pabst. Jr., are president and vice
president of the company, the majority of
the stock being held by them.
"Under tha passage of the Elkins law re
bates and concessions could not be paid or
made directly, so In May, 1903, the Milwau
kee Refrigerator Transit company waa or
gunizeu witn a capital or iiou.ooo and a
bonded debt of a like amount. The com
puny bought and leased 64U refrigerator
cars. The entire stock, with the exception
of blocks of twenty-five shares, Is held by
three or four parties, being owned by the
parties named, and this was done to make
up the board of directors.
"As officers of the Pabst Brewing com
pany Oustav and Fred Pabst, with their
mothers and sisters, control the Pabst
Brewing company, uud us such made con
tracts whereby the shipment, routlifg and
all matter pertaining to the rullroad trans
portation of their product passed to the
Slilwaukee Refrigerator Transit company.
In actual operation of the plan they go
. . ,, .
to the various railroad linen as manager
of the Transit compauy wtui a proposition
to divert the traffic ut the brewing com
pany unless the roads accept their terms.
"In fact, they go to the railroads and
suy that If they are to get the business
of the Milwaukee Refrigerator company
they must pay them from of a cenr to
1 cent per mile for each car going and
returning and in addition they demand a
comuiisjiion of from 10 to 12 per cent on
the bualnens turned over oil the basis of
a charg for soliciting tbe business.
"This action Is the opening wedge of the
litigation Instituted In behalf of the Inter
state Commerce commission to secure a
strict enforcement of tlm Elkini act against
re twiing and discriminations. What we
propose to ascertain is whether the Elkln
act ran ba enforced so as to prevent dis
crimination In uny form or whether It is
possible to evade the purposes for which It
Is intended by the organisation of what la
known as a private car line company. Tbe
preparation of this case has been going on
fur many months. The testimony has been
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TAMMANY HALL WILL FIGHT
(ommlllrr Take Position Hint Stale
I.arr " llnllot Boiri Mill
. St Re Upened.
NEW YORK. Nov. 12. Charles II. Knox,
chairman of the Tammany hull law com
mittee, announced today that every step
taken by Hearst and the Municipal Owner
ship league for h recount of the votes cast
at the recent election would be bitterly
opposed. Mr. Knox soys that the basis
for the opposition would be the decision cf
the court of appeals in 1P04. written by
Judge A. 13. Parker, now Mayor McClel-
lan's senior counsel. This decision was
against the, "j o( the ballot boxes.
and Is, accor '
the state no
cision was t l
of the ballot
Tlie camp m
be made In
ters open I
In alleged ..
0 Mr. Knox, the law of
he language of the de-
effect that the opening
1 was fraught with great
managers of the Munl
, league continued their
preparing the contest to
the boar1 of county can
it on the tnayorallty clec
commlttee held Its quar
rel ted additional affidavits
of election fraud. Twelve
of the successful candidates for aldermen,
who were elected either on the municipal
league ticket, or republicans who had re
ceived the Indorsement of the lcaptue met
at the Hoffman house for a conference.
It was deckled by them to act .is a unit
In the body, and by fusing with the
straight republican aldermen the league
hopes to control the board.
It was also decided at this conference
to permanantly keep up the organization
of the ' lengii". and plans and policies for
future political action were discussed.
Mr. Hearst gave out a statement tonight
advising against the further holding of
mass meetings of protest "In the present
excited state of the public mind."
SERMON BY DR. GLADDEN
(ql'nmhu Divine Say Moral Issue
Will Not Re Raised Hereafter
In Soliciting Money.
COLUMBUS, O., Nov. 12. Rev. Dr. Wash
ington Gladden, moderator of the Cnngrcgi
tlnnnl Church of the United States, an
nounced today from his pulpit that the con
troversy over "tainted money" seems to
have been settled so far as the Congrega
tional church Is concerned and that there
reed be no fear that moral Issues will be
raised hereafter In the solicitation of money.
In nn address today upon the work of the
Congregational churches Dr. Gladden said:
The work of foreign missions ought to ap
peal todny as never before to intelligent
men In the Congrrgat tonal churches. And I
am very glad to say that there Is no longer
any reason why any of tis should hesitate
about giving our whole hearts to the work.
The controversy through which we have
been casing seems to be hannilv con.
eluded. There is no longer anv diversity of
opinion among us respecting the principles
which should guide us In our work. Yon
are familiar with the resolution which I of-
leren at Seattle, wnicn was as rollows:
"Resolved. That the officers of the hoard
should neither Invite nor solicit donations
to Its funds from persons whose gains have
been made by methods reprehensible or
am permitted today to make re snect Ins
tills the following statement: The principle
for which we contend was not voted down
at .Seattle; the. boo rd simply declined to
take action upon it. I am now satisfied
that that principle will be respected In the
future action of the board. There need be
no fear that moral Issues will be raised
hereafter In the solicitation of money.
Thla statement. I am sure, will be gratify
ing and reassuring to many. There Is now
every reason why we should rally all our
forces to regain the ground we have lost
and to push the work with new energy. I
wish that every Congregational church In
the country would make next Sunday, or as
soon as possible thereafter, a special thanks
offering for the settlement of the contro
versy and the removal of this hindrance to
ROBBERS RIDE IN COACH
Xew York Thieve Travel to Jeivelry
Store In Style and Take 10,000
Worth of Silverware.
NETV YORK. Nov. U.-Durlng the ab
sence of the private watchman on guard
at Schumann's Sons Jewelry store at Broad
way and Twenty-second street, thieves en
tered the place today and carried off $10,000
worth of silverware. The robbers drove to ment society, the New York Music Settle
thA ator In n hanrlmma ent-Hnm with a ment society, the Five Points House of In-
coachman In livery, and having noted the
departure of the watchman entered the
front door with false keya. The rresenee oma ana a goia meaai, na trie Mew lork
, , ... ...... . Salvation Army, honorable mention.
of tbe carriage attracted no attention and ; churches of New York. Philadelphia. Bos
half an hour later the robbers came out, ton, Cincinnati, Pittsburg, St. Louis and
placed their plunder In the carriage and
drove away. The robbery was discovered
a few momenta later when the watchman
returned and found the door open. All the
silverware was taken from showcases In
the store. An attempt by the robbers to
open a safe In the basement containing
several hundred thousand dollars worth of
Jewelry, was unsuccessful.
LABOR MENAT PITTSBURG
Convention of American Federation
Opens at Smoky City Tht
PITTSBURG. Nov. 12.-A11 the plan for
the opening of the twenty-fifth annual con
vention of the American Federation of
Labor have been completed, and tomorrow
morning the delegates quartered In the
hotels of the city will congregate at the
Colonial hotel, from which point, headed by
a special band of 1J5 members, composed of
union muHiiiaas. they will march to old
city hall, where the formal ceremonies will
The credentials committee practfcally
completed it work, and little delay In open
ing the convention tomorrow Is expected.
The list of delegate was completed to
night by the arrival of William Mosses
from Leeds, England: David Gllmour, gen
eral secretary of the Miners' union of Scot-
lun.l u,..l l-i!ll 1' n- ...
Canada, representing the building trades of
NO MORE LISTS OF PENSIONERS
Secretary Hitchcock Directs that o
Farther iuira Ue Furnished to
W A&Ml.NU l u.N, OV. i.. Secl'f try
Hitchcock has giveu directions to the offi
cials of the iuslon office to hereafter
refue upplicaiiun for lists of persons
drawing pensions from the government, on
the ground that the practice may lead to
The secretary ha repeatedly declined to
furnish such liots to irson applying for
them, but no direct orders refusing uch
applications have been Issued. If uny ex
ceptions to this rule are made, it is stated
they will be only to furnish such lists
to members of both political parties ut the
The order on this subject grew out of
reports affecting the alleged misuse of such
lists lu the recent cunoJn iu Ohio.
EXCHANGE OF PROFESSORS
Spejer Icdawi Cbair of American Histsry
ii Uniranity of Berlin.
KNOWN AS ROOSEVELT PROFESSORSHIP
German Teachers In Helurn to Heslile
at Columbia lnlverlty and Give
' Lecture on History of
NEW YORK. Nov. 12. Announcement
was made today that James Speyer of
New York has given to the trustees of
Columbia university. New York, the sum
of tTAOnn to endow the Theodore Roosevelt
professorship of American history and In
stitutions In the University of Berlin, In
accordance with a plan proposed by the
German emperor, who received President
Butler In audience at Wllhelmshoe in Au
gust last. Incumbents of the professorship
will be appointed by the Prussian ministry
of education, with the emperor's sanction,
upon the nomination of the trustees of
Columbia university. The term of office
of each Incumbent will be- oge year and
Incumbents will be so chosen that In suc
cessive years the f.elds of American history.
American constitutional and administrative
law, American economic and sociological
problems nnd movements. American educa
tion and American contributions to sclenre,
technology, the arts and literature, will
be the subject of Instruction. It Is pro
posed In this way to present in a series
of years to German university students an
outline of American history and Institu- j
tions. Nominations will not be confined
to the members of th. staff of Columbia
university, but professors in any American
Institution of learning or scholars unat
tached to any unlverrlty will bo eligible for
t.ermnn (hair In (olnmbla.
The German government, In return, will
establish at Columbia university a profes
sorship of German history and Institu
tions, to the Incumbent the same general
conditions will apply as to the incumbent
of the Theodore Roosevelt professorship.
The appointee to tho chair In Columbia
university will lecture In English.
President Rooscvolt assented to the re
quest of Mr. Speyer to attach his name to
the chair and the German emperor promptly
gave approval to the suggestion. The
trustees of Columbia university have nomi
nated as the first Incumbent of the chair
John William Burgess, Ph. D., U. L. P..
Ruggles professor of political science and
constitutional law and dean of the faculty
of political science In Columbia university,
and it is expected that his appointment
will shortly be made by the Prussian
.ministry of education. Prof. Burgess will
enter upon his duties at the University of
Berlin In the winter of 1!6-? and will give
Instruction In American constitutional his
tory. In making the announcement President
Butler said In behalf of the trustees:
Mr. Bpeyer's gift seems to us both strik
ing In Its originality and splendid in Its
possibilities. We ere not wltnout hope that
Pefore long Columbia university will bo
put In position to make similar arrange
ments with the University of Paris and
with an English university, posaibly the
University auijonaon. ... .-
AMERICANS WIN AT LIEGE
Exhibitor from Thl Side of Atlantic
Capture Many Prise, Diplomas
LIEGE. Belgium, Nov. 12. Many Amer
icans have secured high awards at the in
ternational exposition which has Just been
brought to a successful close. John S. S'.ir
gent, the artist, receives a gold medal of
honor; W. Maeewan, Carl Marr and Eugene
Vail, first medals for paintings, and P. W.
Bartlett a first medal for sculpture. Amer
ican manufacturers receive 200 gold, silver
and bronze medals, as well as diplomas.
The following Individuals and societies re
ceive awards for public philanthropic work:
Miss Helen Gould, a grand prize; the
American Institute for Social Service, a
grand prize; the Philadelphia museum, the
Young Women's Christian association and
the People's Institute, each a diploma of
honor; the Household Research society, n
sliver medal; tne pew york Nurse s Settle
j lleU nllolK' ' anS'tnePhlw!
delphia Vacant Lot association, each a dip-
Jersey City also receive awards,
The exposition had 6.000,GuO paid admis
sions and sixty Important congresses were
! "11- The demolition of the buildings has.
begun. Many American exhibitors are ship
ping their exhibits to the Milan exposition.
ELECTRICAL SHOW IN CHICAGO
La.ra;e Demand from Exhibition and
Kducntional Institution for
CHICAGO, Nov. 12. From the present
outlook the electrical exposition to be held
here In January promises to surpass any
thing of the kind' ever attempted In this
country. The exposition will be held In
the Coliseum, where 38.000 square feet are
available for the display of the various
exhibits. Even at this, early date It is I
AH,l..nt thill tlliM VHIt liruii'A &1II ln-j.l, i
quate to accommodate the varied Interest,
that wish to make a display at the expo-
.Iti.u. (.. Honllcmion. he.. 1 I
received by the management calling fur
more room thun the building affords. Many
of the leading schools und colleges through
out the country will make educationul ex
hibits along technical lines. Among those
Institutions of learning which will partici
pate are the Universities of Illinois. Wis
consin, Purdue. Cornell. Columbia. Massu -
cl.usetts. Institute of Technology und Ar-
mour and Lewis Institutes.
DETROIT MAN SHOOTS WIFE
Gun Discharged While He Was
Teaching; Her How to lie It as
Protection Against Burglars.
DETROIT. Nov. 12. James T. Thorburn.
I president of the William H. Elliott com
I puny of this city, today accidentally shot
and killed his wife at their home on Second
avenue. The Thorburn home was robbed
recently and with Ins wiles request Mr.
Thorburn only last night brought home a
ntw revolver to be kept 'In the house for
her protection. Soon after they rose today
Mr. Thorburn carefully explained to hN
wife how the weapon worked and then re
loaded it. He noticed a spot of oil on the
revolver aa he was about to put it away
and undertook to wipe it oft. In some man
ner the cloth caught the trigger and ex
ploded a cartridge, the bullet striking Mrs.
Thorburn in the temple and instantly kill
ing her. A -yer-old daughter lay in her
bed in the same room when the tragedy oc
curred. Mr. TUorburo Is nearly crazed over
NAVY NEEDS PAYMASTERS
Secretary Bonaparte Arrange to
Secure Then by Competitive .
F.xam Inn tlon.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 12. Announcement
Is made by the sccrctHry of the navy that
a competitive examination will be held at I
the navy yard In this city. Ieginnlng Jan
uary 0 next, to till twelve vacancies in
the grade of assistant paymaster In the
navy. Applications for position to take
this examination will be. received by the
assistant secretary of the navy up to and
Including December J5. 1905.
"The merit system recently inaugurated
has been found so auccessful," the Navy
department announces. "In securing the
best material for navy pay officers that
Secretary Bonaparte ha determined K
continue the plan and hereafter fill all
vacancies In the pay corps with sole re
gard to the personal merit and apparent
aptitude of the candidate without refer
ence to any other consideration. Applica
tions are being received In considerable
numbers from young men all over the
United States, who realise that If they
are within the legal age, more than HI
and less than 2f, of fair education, good
Intelligence. perfct physique and unim
peachable character anc antecedents, their
own merits will determine whether they
pass and also the rank, they secure."
The class of twenty-three newly ap
pointed assistant paymasters commissioned
In July was recently graduated from the
naval pay officers' school In this city con
ducted by officers of the paymaster gen
eral's staff nnd under the Immediate or-
,Prn cf the secretary , of the navy and
,ne chief of the bureau of navigation.
These officers will shortly be distributed
to the service, taking the places of about
the same number of urtinetrueted assistant
paymasters, who will be withdrawn from
sea and ordered to Washington In time
to take the next course of instruction at
the school beginning tho middle of next
An assistant paymaster is a commissioned
officer In the navy and has tlie rank of
ensign, which corresponds In grade and
pay to a second lieutenant In the army
the pay of an assistant paymaster being
ll.MO per annum at sea, or $1,309 per an
num and quarters or commutation thereof
at $21 per month whllo on shore duty.
FAIRBANKS TALKS TO Y. M. C. A.
Ice President Say Safety of Nation
Lie In Educational Cltlsen-
INDIANAPOLIS. Nov. 12.-At a meeting
held at English's opera house this after
noon under the auspices, of the Young
Men's Christian association. Vice President
Charles Fairbanks delivered an address be
fore 2,000 people. The address was wel
comed by hearty applause He said In
"Our safety Ilea in an educated citizen
ship. The best Interests of tabor are to
be conserved and advanced through the
Instrumentality of the schoblhouse. There
Is no better code by which tp live than the
"It has been the guide nf millions ' In
ages past, and it will t -lnue to giildje
the-conduct of 'millions yet to be.
" "If you can do no Kindly act to your
brother, act not at all. I am a firm be
liever that, as a people, we are growing
In grace and expanding In all the ways
which make for better men and better
women, for more and better homes, for a
better city, a better state and a better
NEW YORK HORSE SHOW OPENS
Uothnm Society Will Inaugurate the
Winter Season at Madison Square
NEW YORK, Nov. 12. With the opening
of the horse show at Madison Souare
Garden tomorrow New York Boclety will
Inaugurate the winter season In a fashion
to which an extraordinary brilliancy fill
be lent by the presence of Prince Louis of
Battenberg and the officers of his squadron.
The show, which is the twenty-second an
nual exhibition of the National Horse
Show association, promises to eclipse all
preceding ones in the number and quality
of the animals exhibited.
The entries number 1,700. more than 250 in
excess of last year, which has necessitated
the opening of an annex at Fourth avenue
and Thirty-third street, in order to provide
for the overflow.
Little change has been made In the
classes from those of last year. Trotters
will be better represented than in any pre
vious show, and there will be a very nota
ble Increase In the number of road horses.
The greatest Increase In the number of et
tries is In the classes for harness horses.
UNION PRINTERS HOLD SESSION
executive Council and Presidents
from City Local Discus
Prosjres of Strike.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.. Nov. 12-The ex
ecutive council of the International Typo
graphical union met in Indianapolis yes
terday with the presidents of unions In a
number of the larger cities.
The conference was called to discuss tin
! f'1"'1" f lUnl" lnUr Precipitated some
T by heelB-'t.-hiiir- movement.
.'-" " """'"' u"l luinglll
that reports brought by the presidents from
, ! their respective cities were very fluttering.
Tlie eight-hour system .Is to go Into effect
January 1 and the conference voted to con
tinue tlie vtrike after that date unless the
, establishments affected by the movement
are willing to yield.
j MERIWETHER UNDER ARREST
Midshipman Accused of t'sutiug
Heath of James K. Branrb on
line d to HI Kooiu.
ANNAPOLIS. Md.. Nov. U.-Midsliipmun
Minor Meriwether. Jr.. was ulacerf under"" a" Jwisn places oi warsnip suosenp.
i arrest torfav to unlt hl ii-i-.i i. I Hon sheets were circulated. ill addition enforced in Indianapolis today. But five ar
arresi toaay to await nis tilol b court-, ... ..... rest w.-re mad.! for Infraction i.r the Uw
martial fur engaging in a fistic combat I
with Midshipman James R. Branch, Jr.. j
who died of his injuries.
The arrest of young Meriwether occurred
shortly after the receipt of the order from .
the Navv denartinent. He 1m confln...! t 1
bis room under what is known In the ser
vice us u "military arrest."
Mr. Meriwether, sr.. arrived ut Annupu- j
lis tonight and hud a talk with his son. I
It la said thut evidence will be adduced
before the court thut will place Meri- i
wether's ease in
a better light thun hua
Circus Train Wrecked Near llempltl.
MEMPHIS. Tenn.. Nov. 12. A s-ciul to
the Cotiunerclul-Appeul from Arkansas
City. Ark., reports tlie wrecking of a circus
train near that place tonight. S.-vera I eio- I
pluyes uie ivport-d rdcaing and u mnnU-r
of anl-nuls killed. Many of the anliuul j
AIB FOR RUSSIAN JEWS
Faur Man Meetings in Philadalpkia Whera
Large Babioriptioii Art kade.
MEMORIAL SERVICES IN OTHER CITIES
Pittsburg; Hebrew Hfmhr to Wear
Mourning for Thirty Days
for Their Slain
PHILADELPHIA. Nov. 12 There were
five large meetings of Jews in this city
today for the purpose of raising fund
for the suffering Jews in Kussla. The most
Important gathering of the day waa that
which met at Mercantile hall, where $20,ftXI
was raised In half an hour. Judge Mayer
Sulzberger presided and Rabbi Joseph
Krauskopf of Keneseth Israel synagogue
made the principal address.
There was an Immediate response when I
contributions were asked for, and when
the amount was totalled It waa found that
fcn.OOO had been subscribed.
The. money will be sent at once to Jacob
II. Schlff of New York, treasurer of the
national relief committee. A committee of
twenty-five was appointed to make a can
vass of the city for money. The commit
tee Intends to send out thousands of circu
lars. More than $.TO0 was collected at the Col
umbia theater, where Russian Jews met
and were addressed by several rabbis.
Various sums were also contributed at
three other meetings held In the Jewish
quarters of the city.
Will Monrn Thirty Day.
PITTSBURG. la., Nov. 12.-The Jewish
synagogue waa filled to Its capacity to
night by members of the congregation who
were anxious to give expression In a sub
stantial way to their sympathy for the
Jews In Russia. Resolutions of protest
were passed, and President Roosevelt wns
requested to find, If possible, some way
to Interfere on behalf of the Jewish race
In the czar's dominion.
The subscriptions for the benefit fund
collected at the meeting amounted to
$?,5o0 and $3,300 In cash was collected. From
smaller towns In the county $1,100 In cash
was reported. It is the Intention to swell
the fund to $2.0n0 before December 1.
The big audience pledged Itself to go
Into mourning for thirty days and to
forego nil luxuries and amusements and
donate their savings to the relief of their
brethren In Russia.
Carneale Makes Subscription.
NEW YORK, Nov. 12. It was announced
tonight that Andrew Carnegie has con
tributed a check for $10,000 for the relief
of the Jews In Russia. The gift was at
tached to a letter sent to Isldor Straus
of this cl.y. In which Mr. Carnegie says:
"I am only too glad to . send you the
enclosed as a contribution to the fund for
the relief of your co-rellgionists in Rus
sia. The terrible crimes being committed
there are such a might lead one to lose
faith . In humanity had not the history
of the past shown us scenes equally
demoniac. , ' ' . ....,
"'DO not be discourage!, -however. TJnilef
itie law' of evolutlon ' we must steadily,'
though slowly, march" upward and finally
reach the true conception of the brother
hood of man."
The clothing and merchant tailoring trade.
It was announced tonight, has subscribed
$3.0fi0 for the relief of Jews in Russia. The
representatives of forty-five organizations
of Jewish workmen today raised $'.',000 and
resolved to make the subscription $15,000.
while at a mass meeting in East Broadway
$1,000 was subscribed, and It was voted to
raise $30,000 additional. In one meeting In
Brooklyn $4,000 was raised, and at other
meetings smaller amounts were collected.
Tiro Meetings In St. Lou I.
ST. LOUIS. Mo., Nov. 12. In response to
an appeal telegraphed by Jacob II. Schlff
of New York, treasurer of the national
eemmittee for the rel.ef of Jews In Rus-
sla, which appeal -was widely advertised
here by Moses Fraley, a general mass
meeting was held this afternoon In the
Shaare Etneth temple, and in less thun
an hour $15.4 was donated to the cause.
At the same time another mass meeting
of smaller proportions was held In Shaare
Bpnara temple ana wan conirioutea i
for the same purpose, making a total of
$16,496, which will be sent to Treasurer
Schlff In New York to be cabled at once
to the British office for Immediate use
In succoring the oppressed Jews of Rus-
Memorial Service at Cleveland.
CLEVELAND, O., Nov. 12. At least 1,000
Jews of this city attended a mass meet -
Ing In Forest Street temple this evening
In memory of their brethren who have
been killed In Russia. Rabbi Margolles
was the principal speaker. Rabbi Ravin
son made an address in Hebrew, and dur
ing most of his remarks the edifice re
sounded with the crying of the grief
stricken Jews. The sum of $541 was col
lected at the meeting and will be for
warded to Jacob H. Schlff in New York.
Tomorrow haa been appointed a day of
fasting and prayer by the Jews of this
Baltimore Contrlbntes Liberally.
BALTIMORE, Md., Nov. 12.-At a largely
attended meeting of the committee ap-
pointed for the purpose of raising funds !
for the Jews In Russia, held lu Oheb
Shaleni temple today, over $.r,000 was sub-i
The gathering was renin ikuble for the:
representative character of those who at-
tended and made addresses. The amount !
named was subscribed In less than hulf
an hour. Simultaneously a special meet-
Ing of the Baltimore section, Council of
Jewish Women, waji held at the residence
of the preslient und a substantial addi
tion to the fund wus made.
I blcsgu S nanus, uea Crowded.
CHICAGO. Nov. 12. Every synagogue lu
Chicago was crowded today by mourners
who came to listen to spcukers describe the
horrors of the Jewish massacres In RusbIu.
to this over 12.000 in cash wus added to tlie
fund of $!3.0,o luised yesterday
Subscription by B'aai B'rltb.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 12. Simon Wolf of
this city, as one of the members of the
executive committee of the B'Nai B'Rrlth
siHiei, nu3 Kir(ia.ini m uoijiu w
Chicago, president or tne u ivaj B rlrlth,
bis consent to luuke u donation of $1.0u0 out
of the treasury of the society for the re
lief of the victims of the Russian atrocities.
Mr. Wolf said other member of the ex
I ecutje committee would do likewise. Mr.
: Wolf stated thut the relief fund is glowing
rapidly and thut he has received a circular
letter sent all Jewish congregations in the
United State, asking thut they raise money
for the relit f of the Russian Jews. Mr.
Wolf added that Washington will do as
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THOUSANDS VISIT THE DRAKE
Flaaahlp of Prlare l.onl I the
Center of Attraction In err
NEW YORK. Nov. 12.-Five thousand
persons visited the armored cruiser Drake,
the flagship of Rear Admiral Prince Louis
of Battenbcrg. between the hours of 1 and
4 o'clock today. A crowd numbering half
as many were wilting outside the Cunard
pier, where the Drake la berthed, with the
hope of going on board when the squad of
police at the entrance announced at 4
o'clock that the ship was closed to visitors
for the day.
The prince went for an auotomoblle ride
In the afternoon, and was the guest of
Mayor MeClellan In the afternoon. A mis
take about the time the morning service
began prevented the prince from worship
ing In old Trinity, as he hud planned.
Thinking service began at It o'clock, he
made arrangements to leave the ship at
10:5. Just about that time he received
a note from the British consul general In
forming him that 10:30 was the hour for
service and asking tho cause of his delay.
The prince regretted the mistake and rather
than put In an appearance when the service
was half over decided to remain on board
and 'spent the remainder of the morning
answering many letters.
The visitors to the Drake today were
much interested In the portable ball room,
which had been put In place and extends
for seventy feet along the boat deck. It
Is enclosed In heavy red and white striped
canvas and the Interior Is decorated with
British and American flags. The first dance
in the ball room will bo given tomorrow
evening, when the warrant officers of the
Drake will entertain 300 warrant officers
from the other American and British war-
ships. The grand ball which the prince
gives on Tuesday night will be a brilliant
The prince and Admiral Evans, with their
Mag and commanding officers, will attend
the dinner at Coney Island which the Amer
ican bluejackets will give to the British
sailors. The commanding nnd Junior of
ficers of the British and American squad
rons are being constantly entertained In
New York by friends at luncheons, dinners
and theater parties. The warrant officers
of the American squadron are also enter
taining the British warrant officers ex
tensively. Sailors from the British cruiser Cumber
land today saved the lives of fourteen per- j camarilla, nevertheless they refuse to ss
sons who were upset In a cat boat while on "'at him to get a firm seat In the saddle,
their way to view the combined fleets. In I The danger of reaction Is hardly worth
the North river. When the boat, which had serious consideration, however. Even the
come from Staten Island and contained discomfited advocates of the old regime
eight men, three women and three children, realize the emperor's step In Irrevocable,
capsized wlrlle going about, a boat from . that he could not withdraw It If. he would
thnyctlmberjandweijt t l-JaiescW'.-'frn'l "4- that aViy attempt nMinply' to place Jilm ,
succeeded In bringing" "all 'safely to "shore! .'In the attfludn of a usurper 'of the people's
E. Dlmmlcki a seaman on the Bedford,
Jumped overboard and rescued a boy who
was thrown Into the water by the swamp
ing of a small boat alongside the ship.
DIAMOND PRICES ARE HIGHER
Price of Gem Surprise Dealer
Who Expected it to Go
LONDON, Nov. 12. (Special Cablegram to
The Bee.) Some few years ago there was
a general Impression among dealers In
precious stones that the value of the dia
mond. In view of the constant and In
creasing supply and the Indestructibility of
the article, must necessarily decrease. pQ
far from this being the case the value
I of diamonds within the last ten years has
Increased enormously and this accretion In
vulue bids foir to continue.
The reason for this abnormal state of
the trade Is declared by experts to be due
' to a new and apparently Inexhaustible
j market In the United States,
"America Is undoubtedly far and away
our best market," said the London repre
sentative of a firm which deals with a
large part of the diamond output. "The
great majority of the best stones mined
In South A'frlca are sent to the states,
j not less In fact than five-eighths of the
total value. Several Amsterdam firms have
' recently established diamond cutting works
j ,n r,ew ,orK-
i INTER " CHURCH
Prominent Worker from Many De.
nomination Will Meet at New
York to Discos Federation.
NEW YORK. Nov. 12 The Inter-church
conference on federation will opon lis ses
sions Wednesday evening at Carnegie hall.
J. C. Cady. the president of the -National
Federation of churches will preside at the
opening .rsa.ou. .r,r o greeting
from President Roosevelt will be toad.
aiaie aim -i, "'u"al " leading
clergvmen will present addresses cf wel
come an(1 on Thursday morning the active
wol.k ot t,e conference will begin with
1)r Washington Gladden of Columbus in
Among the speakers during the uei k are
justices John M. Harlan, und David J.
Hrcwer of the supreme court of the United
. gtutes; John Wunamaker of Philadelphia;!
judge Grosscup of the United Stutes t lr-
cult court. Chicago; Bishop Henry W.
Warren of Denver, C. B. Galloway of I
Juckson. Miss.; W. F. McDowell cf Chi
cugo, E. It. Hendricks of Kansas City, and
John H. Vincent of Indianapolis.
I. id on at Indianapolis.
INDIANAPOLIS. Nov. 12. -The Nicholson
liquor law, which provides for the closing
of saloor.s from 11 p. m. to 5 u. m. on week
days and from II p. in. Saturday night until
u clock Monday morning, was rlgldlf
i rests were niao tut iniiactiona of the luw.
Steel Trust Buy Mountalu.
EL PASO, Tex.. Nov. 1SL New hus come
Ironi Mexico that tlie United states Steel
company lias purchased the lamous solij
iron mountain ut Durungo, the ridiesi of
its kind In the world.
Mortutuli of Ocean easels ov
At New York Arrived : Italia, from Na
ples; Caledonia, from Glasgow; Miunetotika.
from London; Cilta dl Nitoli. fiom Naples.
At Liverpool Sailed : Geoigic, for .t
York. Arrived: Ottawa, floin Momieul;
Armenian, from Ne- Yolk.
At Dover Sailed: Finland, for New York;
P nns Ivuniu, for New York.
At yjeenstown Hailed: Curonia. for Now
At Movllle Sailed : Astoriu. for New
York. Arrived: Columbia, from New York
Ai Genuu Arrived : Romanic, from Bos
ton. At NupUs Sailed: Republic, for New
At Boulogue Bulled: NoorUim, fur New
Russian Rformar tm ta Hava Learned
Little of Lessen of History.
ROUTE TO FREEDOM THROUGH BLOODSHED
People Seem Determined te far Heavy
Price for Political Education.
ALL REFORM ELEMENTS ARE DISTRUSTFUL
Thick Present Regime it Only Temporary
and Hold Aleof.
LIBERALS FAIL TO SUPPORT WITTE
.Moderate and I Urn Revolutionists
tlnp Hand to Accomplish
Uonnfnll of the
ST. PETERSBURG. Nov. 12. With each
day's developments It becomes more ap
parent that Russian reformers have learnej
little of the lessons of history and that
Russia la destined, like other countries be
fore It, to travel a thorny path to free
dom. It seems determined to pay the heav
iest price for its political education. This
la not, perhsps, strange considering that all
tho intelligent classes are engaged In a re
volt against tlie old order of things, the
moderatlsts for the moment clasping hands
with the ultra-revulutlonlats to accomplish
the downfall of the autocracy. The result
Is that all the reform elements are dis
trustful of the government and take piide
In holding aloof, as If everybody connected
with the government was contaminated and
there was no solid conservative element
to act as a brake on those who shrink
from no political experiments no matter
I.llirrnl Grnnp Hold Aloof.
The various groups Into which the lib
erals are splitting and even thoso who ad
vocate the very constitutionalism Into
which Count Wltto Is seeking to condfict
the government, seemingly would rather
fet the country drift Into anarchy than lift
a finger to aid him. The leaders display
anything but disinterested patriotism, hav
ing political ambitions and being convinced
that the present is only a stopgap govern
ment until the douma meets. They prefer
not to Jeopardize their own future by tak
ing office In a government marked for sac
rifice, yet they appreciate, aa docs Count
Wltte, that the old faction which ruled so
long at court would like to renew the
struggle for reaction, unhorse the new pre
mier and Jettison the whole reform pro
gram. They admit that Count Wltte la
the only man In tho present stage of tran
sition capable of coping with the court
liberties would precipitate an Immediate
crash, in which he would be euro to lose
the throne. Nevertheless, tha failure of
the reform elements to break with tho .
social democrats and to co-operafe with
Count Wltte may prove disastrous and
encourage the extreme agitators, which
will be apt to provoke a continuance of
clashes and excesses and in the end force
the government to resort to extreme meas
ures, which, being Interpreted as a return
to the policy of repression might precipitate
' Liberal Keconle F)nner.
Fortunately, something like a realization
of these dangers Is coming home to a small
but grnwinx class of liberals. For Instance.
Prince Eugene Troubetzkoy, who declined
: to accept the portfolio of minister of edu
cation, because the party with which he
, is affiliated was committed to a constituent
j assembly. In an opon letter to the public
advises the people to restore tranquillity.
and Dmitri Shinoff nnd M. Gutchkoff, who
' also declined portfolios, have returned to
Moscow with the Intention of organizing
u distinct party of moderates to aid Count
The influential Caslovo has been the
organ of "the party of order." and even
the Russ, while recording the action of
the zenistvolsts lu refusing the offices,
thinks that they could with propriety se
lect a committee to aet In an advisory
capacity with tlie government. The spread
of agrarian disorders In Ssratoff Is a new
Hnd threatening phase of the situation,
emphasizing the necessity ot quieting the
country. It is significant t connection
with the fear of mutiny anion the troop
that the council for national defense has
taken occasion to Issue a public statement
to the effect that the army reforms for the
betterment of the conditions of the men,
including the improvement of food and
clothing and an increase of pay, are under
I-amadorfT Will Retire.
The retirement of Count Lamsdorff,
minister of foreign affairs, when the douma
neela lg CPrtnln. but ho may continue In
offlre ,m then. lg mtP(i neltllPr ,,y tm.
; ,. training to hold offlco In a
ministry resKnsiblc to a parliament where
he would have to reply to Interpellation.
M. D'Jswolsky. Russian minister at Copen
hagen, enjoys great favor at court anil
doubtless would be the emperor's personul
choice a successor to Count IuinndotfT.
but the exigencies of the situation later
miht compel the selection nf another.
lew policy of nat.ouul education,
which is one of the principal plunks of
Count Wlttc's platform, will bo inaugu
rated by the transfer to the ministry ot
i education of all. the imperial educational
Institutions, which ure now mostly under
the protection of tho dowager empress.
Their endowment of Ji4.5'.tXw will thus be
added to tlie national educational fund.
rather Gapoii has taktii advantage of
the uinnc.ty mid Is now on his way to 8U
liny Pusae Uulctlp.
The day pu:si U i;uieily. No excesses are
rei!tcd from any part of tho city, but
the Jews ure still apprehensive.
Martial law has lien abolished ill
Ki eiiH i.i hut und Tillis and their districts.
No Autonomy for Poland.
Poland !:'- not t lie permitted to become,
a second inland. The Russian govern
ment in u strongly worded communication
pnbllsmd tins morning serves notice o.i
the Pol'tii nationalist that, for good or
ill, the ancient kingdom of Poland has
now becoiue.an integral part of the Rus
siun umpire, and that while the govern
ment intends to fully observe the national
right of Poland, any attempt to wrest
Polish autonomy fiom the emperor would
be consWli red an act of revolt and woulj
lead the Pole into the sorrowful path
trodden by them In mi and 1W3.
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