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FOR UNIVERSAL PEACE
Growth of Movement Encourages
Delegates to London Conference.
ALL NATIONS REPRESENTED
Attendance and Interest Increases
Year bj Year.
KING RECEIVES DELEGATES
His Action Given Quasi Official Recog
nition to Work.
PLAU TO CURB
ARMAMENTS ' :
Methods Considered to Prevent
Farther Increase In Coat of
Military and Naval Estab
lishments. I1NDON. July 30. "Many signs of the
Increasing Importance of the peace move
ment have developed during the progress
of the present Universal Peace congress."
said Benjamin F. Trueblood of Boston,
president of the American Peace society
and head of the American delegation now
here, tn an Interview tonight. "First, we
have seen the number of delegates grow
until every civilised nation of the globe Is
reprefcenteM at the congress and by men of
standing In their own countries. The meet
ings of the congress have been exceedingly
well attended and the greatest Interest
has been displayed In the discussion, the
roost important of which was that today
on the subject of arrest of armaments.
"Make It clear," said Mr. Trusblood,
"that we are not urging Immediate dis
armament, but a sheme by which the In
creasing expenditure for armaments can be
"Another Incident showing the growing
Importance of the congress was the recep
tkm of the delegates by King Edward, i
precedent which doubtless will be followed
In the future. The British government has
ably seconded his majesty by inviting the
delegates to the congress to a banquet
Friday evening, at which there will doubt
less be speeches which will advance the
cause which we have so much at heart.
These and other attentions we are receiving
from the officials heads of Oreat Britain
Insure the success of the congress in the
future. The discussions in the congress
while they are doing much good, have not
had so much effect as tba Impressions ere
atd by the recognition we have received
from rulers and political leaders of coun
tries so vitally Interested In the malnten
ance of peace."
Congrcsman T. E. Burton of Ohio, who
is here with the Waterways commission,
ha sregistered his name with the delegates
to the Universal Peace congress. Besides
attending the meeting in Albert hall next
Tuesday night, when Davis Lloyd-George,
chuncellor of the exchequer, will speak, he
will be among the fifty American guests at
.the government's banquet tomorrow night
LONDON, July 30. The seventeenth unl-
. versal peace conference, which Is now in
. session in this city today lecelved
deputation consisting of the bishop of
Rlpon. the bishop of Massachusetts, and
the bishop of Berth, Australia, who sub
mitted a resolution passed by the Lambeth
conference as follows:
"That the Lambeth conference, while
frankly acknowledging the moral gains
sometimes won by war, rejoices In the
growth of the higher ethical perceptions
evidenced by the increasing willingness to
settle difficulties among nations by peace
The three bishops then briefly addressed
the conference. The bishop of Massachusetts
said ha believed America could be de
pended Upon, because of its government and
its position, to stand whatever it could
stand with Justice for international peace
A resolution was parsed, expressing the
opinion that for the moment a practical
method to arrest the growth of armaments
would bd an agreement, for a short term
of years, not to exceed the average total
expenditure for army and navy made by
each country during the period, which had
elapsed between the holdings of the .firs
und second Hague peace conferences.
BUILDING STRIKE IN PARIS
Fifty Thoosnnd Laborers Quit Work
as Protest Aaralnat Killing
PARIS, July 80. The general strike of
twenty-four hours declared by the Oeneral
Federation of Labor as a demonstration
and protest against the killing of workman
by troops at Ytgneux, went Into operatlot
this morning. The reports indlcat that 60,
000 man ot th building and alliud trades in
cluding electricians, stopped work. No
trOubl is feared in Paris, but an extra
regiment of cavalry has been ordered to
Vlgneux, where a gigantic demonstration
la planned. The authorities have decided
to prevent labor organaatlona from leaving
Paris by train.
'FRISCO BROKER SUSPENDS
I.ack of Patronage. In to Money
Stringency, Given as th
BAN FRANCISCO. July SO.-Frederlrk
Dorr, a broker, with offices In this city,
Los Angeles. Salt Lake City, Butte, Mont.,
and Spokane, Wash., a member of the
New Tork Stock exchange and th Chicago
Board of Trad, has telegraphed from Chi
cago to Ms localvjnanager to suspend busi
ness. Lack of patronag. du to dull times
Is tli caus given for the suspension. Ha
maintained expensive offices In Los An
geles and this city, with leased wires con
necting them with eastern cities.
CHICAGO, July .-Fredertk Dorr,
whom fatlur was announced todr.y, ar
rived her this morning. He declared that
his creditors would loa nothing and ac
counted for his financial trouble by refer
ring to last winter's money stringency and
tho ensuing dullness of trade. He la a
member Pf the Chicago Boa id of Trade,
but It is said had no present deal on hand.
POPE COMPANY REORGANIZES
-New rarpmtUa Will Onetmt Katls
Proporty Sw tn ReeetTor's
HARTFORD, Conn-. July St. A reorgan
laatiaa of th Pf p Kauaracturtng com
pany aras effected tody. Tn sew capital
isation wtU b Sm. of preferred stock
and rVOuXOS f munuoa stock. Tfc new
cmpacy arm a"rchs th entur propartr
and wtn ovorax tba startsarw tur and at
Wear nasi, ataaav Th ensn parry went Into
th rcotrrs Ssssn a yar ag.
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Conferenre of .government lawyers at
Lenox decides to file motion for reheat
ing In Standard Oil case and go to the
aunreme court If the motion Is denieu.
Santa Fe train is ditched near Topeka
nd engineer Is killed and several pas
sengers injured. t 1
Frederick Dorr, a prominent nroKor or
San Francisco, suspends business owing
to decreased patronnge. Tags
Old Langley aeroplane, one of the fust
to be built, will be repaired for Fort My
Fiftv thousand men go on strike tn
Paris as a protest against killing or
workmen at Vtgneux. Pag 1
Landslide In Austria wipes out a village
nd kills sixteen Inhabitants. . Page 1
Universal peace conference in London
adopts plan to prevent Increase of arma
ments. rf l
Despite offer of constitution, Turks are
still restless and demand discharge of ob
noxious officials. Amnesty offered to
political prisoners. Tags 1
Judge Taft returns to Hot Sprlnga and
denies campaign report as basele.s.
W. J. Bryan declares many of tab
planks in the Independence platform are
similar to the democratic declaration.
. . . .Page S
As a trick to prevent populists filing for
electors the report is circulated that the
filing fee is til 5. Paff 3
Newsboys hold annual picnic, with many
features not heard of in former years, the
Alllson-Daugherty Wild West show con
tributing the proceeds of a week's enter
talnment to help show the boya a gooj
time. P 3
C. O. Lobeck, city comptroller, will be a
candidate at the democratic primaries for
governor against James Charles Dahlman
and the field. Pag 6
Scores of yesterday's base ball games:
b Omaha vs. Denver 0.
16 Pueblo vs. Des Moines 6.
13-6 Chicago vs. Boston S-4.
6 Philadelphia vs. Cincinnati 0.
2 Brooklyn vs. Pittsburg 0.
11 New York vs St. Louis 0.
8 Cleveland vs. New Tork 2.
6 Washington vs. Chicago 4.
6 St. Louis vs. Philadelphia 1.
8 Detroit vs. Boston 2.
16 Columbus vs St. Paul 2.
10 Louisville vs. Mllwaukae 3.
6 Kansas City vs. Indianapolis 3.
4 Minneapolis vs. Toledo 1.
MOTEafXHTS OP OCXAJT STEAMSHIPS.
Port. Arrtvad. Ballrd.
NCW YORK Teutonic Lutanla.
NEW YORK Ktrurla Oceanic.
NEW YOKK Luulalana Nurd America.
NEW YOKK slavonla -
NEW YORK Patricia
LIVKHPOOL Las Manitoba.
CHEKUOI KQ LXutacbland K. P. Wlluclm.
gt KENSTOWN lvernls.
HAM HI HQ Preaident Lincoln.
STEALS TO MARRY RICH GIRL
Love Affair Hack of Peculation
ot Cnshter of Kenosha.
BOSTON, Mass., July 80. According to
the police, Harvey T. Wells, formerly
cashier of the First National bank, Ken
osha, Wis., who was arrested here last
night, confessed today that he bad taken
about 80.1X10 from the bank. He gave a
the reason his d eel re to marry Miss Flor
ence K. Wlnnistun, the daughter of a
wealthy retired trader of London, whom
he had met in Chicago. Ha stated, the po
lice say, that for a time he took small
sums and In September, 1&-JT . eloped with
Miss Wlnnlston to New York, where they
were married. Mrs. Wells went to England
and Wells returned to Kenosha. Shortly
afterwards, he Is said to have told the
police, he took U.'Au in u lump sum, left
his home, Joined his wife in England, and
together they went on a tour of the British
Isles. Then they came to Montreal, when
their money gave out. Wells confessed to
his wife, and they resolved to com to
Boston, get work and pay back the money
to the bank. They did this, buying out a
lodging house wltn money obtained by sell
lag Mrs. Wells' Jewels, while Wells found
a position In Cambridge. Then the arrest
put an end to their dreama.
Mrs. Wells visited her husband In the
Tombs todty and gave him pathetic assur
auce that rthe would stand by him. Wells
say! that ne will not oppose extradition,
hut will go back to Wisconsin and throw
hlnvnlf on the mercy of the court.
, Arrangement tor Stat Pair.
HURON. S. D., July . (SuocUi.) Com
mi t tees on the necessary arrangements fur
the Huuth Dakota State fair, September 7
to 12, have been appointed by the Commer
cial club of this city. Large crowds ar ex
pec Led to be present and will b comforta
bly taken car of. Pre street attractions
of th highest class will b offered very
evening, and th main streets and ere
ings wUl b well lighted by arches of kv
Stack hisrhaaat trala Is,
NEW TORK, July liL Tba sain of a seat
on th New Turk autek exrhang far
an uureas of U.0I over th lavst prvvaua
aala, was announced toady .
PROGRAM IN STANDARD CASE
Motion for Rehearing Will Be Filed
in Few Days.
MAY GO UP TO SUPREME COURT
Clrrolt Conrt Refuses Rehearing
Application Will Be Mad to
Higher Trlbnnnl for .Writ
LENOX. Mass., July JO. The conference
of government lawyers, who hav been
prominent in the trial of corporation suits
and, especially that against the Standard
Oil company, broke up today with the de
parture of Frank R. Klkg for New York
and the return of Attorney Oeneral Charl-s
J. Bonaparte to his cottage among the
The work of again setting In motion the
legal machinery of the government in Its
criminal case against the Standard Oil
company will be at once taken up. Dis
trict Attorney Sims of Chicago, with his
assistants and all five of the lawyers, who
participated In the conference here for the
past three days, expressed the utmost con
fidence of ultimate success. It Is expected
that a motion for a rthesrlng will he filed
with the circuit ccurt of appeals in Chi
cago within the next few days and that
arguments will bo made some tlm) In
August. At that time an effort will bj
made to persuade the court of nppexls to
adjudicate nnd correct what the govern
ment lawyers claim are grave error of
Mar Go to Supreme Court.
Should the court ot appeals deny the
motion the assistance of the United States
supreme court will then be sought through
a writ of certiorari, In the hope that thai
court will order a change In the records
and an ultimate retrial of the case against
the Standard OH company In the United
States circuit court for the seventh dis
trict This Is the government line of campaign,
but the law's necessary delays are expected
to drag the case out for six or eight
months and it will be well Into next
year before final action Is reached.
Mr. Kellogg said before leaving for New
York this morning that he expected to be
engaged with his own particular case in
behalf of the government In Its civil sutt
against the Standard Oil company for the
greater part of the month of August. He
hopes that briefs may be ready for tho
resumption of the trial in September. He
thinks that arguments In this suit, which
Is a bill in equity to dissolve the so-called
Standard Oil trust, will not be made be
fore late In the fall. If this work will per
mit it, Mr. Kellogg will make several
campaign speeches In support of Judge
RAILROAD FIGHT AT CHEYENNE
Are Bnrllnstton Will
Cars Over Street Railway
CHEYENNE, Wyo.. July SO. (Special.)
There are many rumors here regarding
the ultimata use to which th Cheyenn
street railway Is to be put. It Is certain
that a line of electric cars is to ho
operated between Cheyenne and Fort Rus
sell, touching at old and new Frontier
parks, and It is also known that a three
cornered fight Is on between the I'nlon
Pacific, Colorado & Southern and the Bur
lington roads over a connection with the
electric line, which has been built broad
gauge and of railroad Iron and material
For many years the Burlington railroad
has watched the Union Pacific and the
Colorado St Southern roads handle exclu
sively all of the business at Fort D. A.
Russell, and this has been something enor
mous In tonnage. The two roads have been
able to haul soldiers supplies and building
material, and what little business the Bur
llngton has handled, has been at heavy
expense to them, for the cars were hauled
over the tracks of the Union Pacific and
Colorado & Southern road's.
Now comes the report that the Burling'
ton Is dickering for an alliance with the
Cheyenne Electric Street Car company
whereby the latter will connect with the
Burlington main line at the foot of Cap
Itol avenue and haul freight cars over the
electric road throngh the city to Fort
Another disturbing rumor Is to the ef
fect that the Colorado & Southern will con
nect with the street car line in old Fron
tier park, and run passenger trains from
the Union depot over Its line to old Fron
tier park, thence over the electric to new
Frontier park during Frontier days. And
If this arrangement Is made, in all prob
ability the I'nlon Pacific will ask for per
mission to run gasoline motor cars or
steam trains over the electric line from a
connection therewith at the foot of Fer
guson street and Fifteenth.
RATE MATTER UP TO BONAPARTE
Complaint of shippers' Aaaoeiatlen
Has Been Referred to Attorney
CINCINNATI, O., July SO.-The Receivers
and Shippers association received word
from President Roosevelt today that the
attorney general la looking Into the matter
of the protest on the ra'lroad freight ad
vanees. It Is also stated that the report
as to the going astray of the letter sent
by the association to the president wa In
correct. The letter did not go astray, but
reached tha president. The Receivers and
Shippers association protested against pro
posed advances In freight rates to Texaa
territory, and declared that two railroads
have apparently already disobeyed a court
order on this subject. The letter received
from Secretary Loeb is as follows:
"OYSTER BAY. N. Y.. July ST, 19ngMy
Dear Sir: Your letter of the S Inst., In
closing copy of your letter of th 17th lnL,
is received. The newspaper dltpatch yu
refer to Is not accurate, for I made no
such statement. Your communication of
th 17 Inst., was duly received here and my
direction of the president wsa referred for
the consideration of the attorney general,'
who today advised the preaident that he
waa carefully looking Into the matter.
"Very truly yours,
"WILLIAM LOEB, JR.
"Secretary to th president."
To Mr. E. E. Williams, Chamber of Com
Oaukas Starts Water Kwetory.
MITCHELL. S. D July Ti. (SpocuU.)
D. C. Ward of Charte Mix and Joseph C
Lawler of Omaha bav instaned a plant
fr th conversion of steam lot water and
than bar St run awn as tnco par wsiar. It
st a new system fisr tn pi-oducttosv of purs
wattr. and Uny wtT atrip- tt la sJl parts af
rh country. Tha plant. arUX aoiargssl a
th biisin s msva.
FOUR STATES AFTER COMPANY
Soils to Out Combine Filed In Kan
sas, Mlsaonrl, Texas and
EMPORIA. Kan.. July SA-ln the district
court of Lyon count her today Attorney
Oeneral Jacknn of th state of Kansas
filed ouster, quo warranto and Injunction
suits against the Yellow Pine association
of St. Louis. At the same hour. It Is stated,
the attorneys general of Missouri, Texas
and Oklahoma filed similar suits in their
respective states. In a concerted effort to
break up what Is alleged tn he in Illegal
combine to raise the price of lumber to a
figure said to be unreasonable and ficti
tious. The proceedings here seek to drive
the association from Kansas and to prevent
the formation of a holding company to
take over the property of the alleged com-
Vilne, which latter movement, it was re
ported, was shout to be consummated at
Attorney Oeneral Jarksn recently had
agents of the lumber companies In fhermnn
county brought- before the district court
and In addition to receiving much Infor
mation from them regarding tho existence
of an alleged trust, seised correspondence
bearing on the subject. He also secured
tho sworn testimony of a man until re
cently employed by one of the companies
to the effect that lumber concerns In that
section of the state were In a close combi
nation; that all prices were fixed from
headquarters and that rebating was prac
ticed by certain railroads by allowing for
TOPF.KA, Kan.. July 30. Attorney Oen
eral Jackson failed to secure expected
service In Rmporla today on his ouster suit
against the Yellow Pine association of St.
Louis. He telegrsphed the assistant at- .
torncy general here, who at once filed the
suit lrt the district court of Shawneo
county. Judge Dana granted the Injunc
tion. For some time the lumber companies of
Omaha and the salon agencies of southern
companies hove anticipated trouble for the
association, commonly known as the "com
The Lon-Bell Lumber company, said to
be intimately associated with the "com
bine" and in a measure responsible for its
organization, no longer maintains a sales
ngejncy In Omaha. The salesman of the
company in this territory is W. M. Simpson
of Lincoln. Mr. Simpson Is said to have
anticipated the Injunction suits and men
tioned them to friends whgn In Omaha a
few days ago.
Lumbermen, as a general thing, Justify
the yellow plno association and claim that
lumber has been sold at an actual loes
since last October. . They anticipate that
yie injunction suits will close scores of
mills and prices of lumber will be forced up.
POLES WEEP AT NATIONAL SONG
RemarVahle Patriotic Demonstration
End Festivities Attending; Ele
vation of Polish, Priest.
CHICAGO, July 30.-Wlth a parade of 20.
000 men In uniform, th blare of bands, th
thrill of fireworks, the glare of light, the
gayety of flags and bunting and gala at
tire, the pealing of church bells, the Joy of
feasting,' the excitement 'of oratory and
bursts of -song, nearly,; .v0 nvm, women
and children reveled- last night in one of
the most remarkable festivals that Chicago
ever has seen.
Practically every one of the thousands
Of Chicago people of Polish descent was
actively, vociferously, hilariously celebrat
ing through the streets.
Uniformed societies from every one of the
thirty-two Polish parishes In the city
formed a great prade and escorted from one
to another of the four churches of the prln
clpal Polish district the cause of the dem
onstration, the Rt. Rev. Paul Peter Rhode,
the new auxiliary bishop of Chicago, and
first Polish-American elevated to the epis
copacy of the Roman Catholic church. A
dramatic Incident which marked his con
secration was eagerly discussed last night
by the celebrators.
When tlie clergy at the cathedral, formed
In an Impressive precession, rich with the
color of the vestments, crucifixes and cro
siers, to leave the church the choir
through with the sacred ritual of the conse
cration, swung enthusiastically yet prayer
fully into tho strains of "God Save Poland,'
the national hymn of the Polish people.
Lvery Polish speaking person In the
cathedral, men and women, priests and
the bishop elect, took up the song. All of
them were deeply touched and many wept
TAFT BACK IN HOT SPRINGS
Presidential Candidate Arrives
Snmmer Resort and Goes Into
HOT SPRINGS, Va July 3u.juage Taft
and party reached Hot Springs from Cin
cinnati at 10:35 o'clock today. General and
Mrs. Henry C. Corbin were traveling
companions and SenaKr Scott of West Vir
ginia, who boarded the train tills morning,
had an extended talk with the candidate
regarding national committee affulrs.
FraDk H. Hitchcock and Arthur I.
Vorys are to be the first Important visitors,
but they will not be here tor several days.
Judge Taft will address the Virginia Bar
association, which meets here next week.
His speech will be nonpolltical.
F. W. Carpenter, private secretary to
Judge Taft, this afternoon issued the fol
lowing statement: '
'Friends of Mr. Taft, on returning here
from Cincinnati, fbund a story circulating
that Mr. Taft had In some speech or at
some tlrue declared that a dollar a day or
a dollar and a quarter a day waa enough
for any workman. This story Is entirely
false. Mr. Taft never made such state
ment or anything like It. This is made up
on the authority of Mr. Taft himself."
LABEL INJUNCTION STANDS
Distillers Win Point Aalnst Govern
mrnt In Case nt
CHICAGO, July JO. The restraining order
Issued by Judge Thompson, Beverna and
Humphrey in the federal court at Cin
cinnati preventing the govtinment from
enforcing that portion of the pure food
law, ordering distillers to label their
product "alcohol," instead of "spirits," as
was tha practice, stands, according to a
ruling by Judge Kohlsaat in the I'nlted
States circuit court here today.
Government attorneys made a motion be
fore Judge Kohlsaat that the Injunction
gainst the government be set aside. The
court ruled, with specific reference to
distillers ef Peoria, in whoa behalf today
notion wa opposed that the restraining
c-rder shall stand until passed upon by tha
court f appeals.
Tomorrow a similar motion wUl be mad
at Goshen, Ind., to aet a-rtda tb In June tin a
as It applies to the Terr liaut distillers.
HITCnCOCK TALKS OF PLANS
National Chairman Soon to
Work in Earnest.
DISCUSSES SITUATION IN WEST
Appointment of Mr. Rose-water on
KxeeotlTe Committee Dae to Ml
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. July 30.-(Speclal Tele
gram.) F. H. Hitchcock, chairman of the
national republican committee, loft tonight
for New York, where he goes to open head
quarters In the east. Mr. Hitchcock will re
turn to Washington In the middle of next
week to close headquarters In this city, and
on August 15 will open headquarters In tho
Harvester building In Chicago.
In his audience with newspaper men late
this afternoon the national chairman stated
that at least half his time would be spent
at the Chicago headquarters, as he real
lied the enemy Intended to mske a hard
fight in the middle west and he wanted to
be In close touch with leaders in all states
west as well as east.
Speaking of the appointment of Mr. Rose
water as a member of the executive com
mittee, he stated it was because of Mr.
Rosewater's intimate knowledge of politi
cal conditions In his section and because
the candidate of the opposition came from
Nebraska. "Mr. Rosewater's clearness on
political affairs impressed me," said Mr.
Hitchcock, "and his carefulness In outlin
ing conditions carried great weight with all
of us In conference."
Mr. Rosewater will bo charged with
looking after publicity In his section and
will be In constant touch with his chief.
National Chairman Hitchcock spoke !n
enthusiastic terms of Chairman Hayward
nd of the detail system of canvassing the
state which he had Inaugurated.
'Nebraakans," said Mr. Hitchcock, "were
most active, always logical and full f re
sources, and they made a hit with' all
"Of course, Mr. Bryan will do everything
to carry his home state. In fact, he will
put forth superhuman eftcrts to carry tin
state, and we will put forth every effort to
Mr. Hitchcock stated that the names of
the advisory committee would not be given
cut until after his return to New oYrk,
and that It would be n ade up from mem
bers . of the national committee and those
not members, but as to the number com
pcslng the committee lie would not say
He would net Intimate whom he had sc-
ltctcd to take charge of the New York
or Chleago headquarters. Ho udmltted that
his selection had been made, but would
not announce them until the advisory com
mittee had boon announced.
BRYAN ON II BAR ST PLATFORM
Declares Many Planks Are Similar to
FAIRVIEW, LINCOLN, Neb, July 30.
Although the heat was most oppressive ut
Falrvlew this morning, Mr. Bryan was
early In his office and at work. After read
ing the platform adopted by the Independ
ence party in Chicago, ha gave out. the
"It contains a number of planks which
to the planks of the democratic platform
For Instance, It demands the election of
senators by the direct vote of the people,
as the democratic platform does; Its tariff
plank la quite like our tariff plank. Its
plank on the trusts, while opposing private
monopoly, Is not as specific as ours; its
railroad plank does not differ much from
ours; Its plank on Asiatic immigration la
quite similar, and its labor plank, like
ours, contains a declaration In favor of
trial by Jury and In regard to the exemp
tion of labor organizations from the opera
tion of anti-trust laws. Like our platform.
It condemns the extravagance of the re
publican party and demands greater econ
omy. It does not advocate, however, the
establishment of a department of labor,
with a secretary in the cabinet; It does not
oppose Imperialism, which has been used
to Justify the increase In our standing army,
and Its plank as to publicity of campaign
contributions Is not nearly so strong as
No attempt will be made by Mr. Bryan
to reply to the open letter of Victor Rose
water of Omaha, charging a conspiracy be
tween Mr. Bryan and his brother-in-law.
State Chairman Allen to "purloin" votes
In Nebraska "He simply addressed that
to me to attract attention," said Mr. Bryan.
"He is hardly the man to go to the popu
lace as guardian.
The actual preparation of the speech of
acceptance was begun by Mr. Bryan to
day. Among the notable visitors woh will
be present on the day of notification will
be John W. Kern of Indiana, the demo
cratic vice presidential nominee. At the
conclusion of exercises Mr. Bryan will re
ceive the notification committee and sev
eral d'stlngulshed guests at Falrvlew,
where Biipper will be served on the lawn.
HOY "HOT NKAR ISLAND QIEEN
Second shooting Adds Mystery to I a
rldent of Taft Boat.
CINCINNATI, July TO.-Charles Hawks,
18 years old, was shot by an unknown per
son late yesterday as the steamer Island
Queen was going up the river near the
same place whence the shots were fired
that struck Mrs. Russell while on the
steamer on Taft notification night. Hawks,
with a nutnl er of other boys, was swim
ming at the foot of Whlttaker street when
tie IsUnd Que. n passed. Suddenly the
youth sank telow the surface of the water.
H i associates who had seen him go under
hurrtid to his assistance and carried him to
the shore. There it was found that a num
ber of small blrdshot we imbedded In hit
face. He was hurried to the city hospital,
where some of the shot were removed.
The police Investigated, hut could not find
anyone wno neara a snoi tired. They are
puzzled over the shooting of the boy and
Mrs. Russell and believe that an Irrespou
sible man along the river 1b doing the
shooting. They ar making efforts to solve
MORE CHICAGO HEAT VICTIMS
Two Deaths la Addition to Those ot
Yesterday Are He
CHICAGO, July . The toll of death
and suffering du to beat and humidity
was augmented today by numerous
prostrations, wbOe dp to II o'clock this
morning, two deaths bad been reported.
Ferdinand Rhsln, an instructor tn physi
cal cultore, drop Jed dead, wtli directing
a class in (is excrcla and U jsU.v Bet
greo. a laborer, waa found dead tn th
street. At M J a. ax, th temperature was
17 degrees and that biunmily 3 per eenC
Th official forecast of cnulnr wealher to
nlgUt mad welcome rrswrlng thmugJinut
SAMUEL G0MPERS INDIGNANT
Labor Leader .. He Has Not Asrreed
to Deliver ntr of ills Organisa
tion to Anyone.
WASHINGTON. July 30. "The report
that I have stld that I would or w on id
not deliver the labor vote to any political
party Is an. Infamous He," said .'taui'icl
Uompers. president of the American Fed
eration of 1abor today. "Organised labor
Is not only honest, but Intelligent enoug.i
to choose the party for Its support which
will best represent Us Interests.
It Is possible that by lies and misrep
resentations tile enemies of orxanlztd la
bor may injure me personally and tven
be successful In accomplishing my re
moval as president of the American Fed
eration of Labor." said Mr. Uompi -r.
'but that will never change my toursu
n battling for the principles for which 1
'It Is not a question of politics with
me. I have no politics, or If I have they
are the politics of the people.
'I fully expected when I took the
stand which 1 have," said Mr. Gonipers.
"that some would disagree with me. I
don't expect the labor world to accept my
conclusions In every Instnnce. I expected
to be criticised, too. In many quarters, but
I did not think the criticism would be mi
unjust as to be contemptible. I klaml
for the right of Individual opinion.
"I regard my position ns president of
the American Federation of Ijibor as the
most exalted and honorable In this world
to which I could ever wish to aspire.
It Is a sacred trust with which my fel
lows have honored me because of my con
victions and the principles which I ad
vocate. They may take that honor away
from me if they like and I will bow to
their will. But It will not prevent mo
from fighting for the cause which Is my
life's work. Just as I have In the pust
and as I propose to do In the future.
"I want no political office or honor. I
have nothing for sale and don't propose
to begin at this lute day by selling my
"What I think nnd what I say Is from
conscientious conviction that it is the
truth. No one can make me sacrifice my
"My editorial in the American Federa
tlonlst plainly and forcibly Bets forth
my position. He who runs may read and
understand. Those who have taken Issue
with the position therein set forth are
political renegades and discredited out
casts of labor. I don't mean that those
who differ from my opinion are such, but
thoso who have denounced me and claim
that I have not set forth the facts as they
Frank H. Hitchcock, republican na
tlonal chairman, when asked ns 'o tlit
truth of the report that a personal cam
palgn was to bo waged against Mr. Gonip
"Nothing of the kind has been ar
MRS. GUNNESS WAS POISONED
thleaKO gpeclnllst Completes Ann!
ysl of stomach of I. a Porte
Woman and Children.
LAPORTE, Ind., July 30. Coroner Mack
announced today that Dr. Walter Haines
of Rush Modlcal college, Chicago, who
aaalyzed the stomach of Andrew Helgellen
of Aberdeen, 8. D., the last victim of Mrs.
Ilelle Gunness, finding strychnine and
arsenic In fatal doses, has also found In
the stomachs of Mrs. Gunness and two
of the children arsenic and strychnine In
quantities sufficient to have caused death
Attorney Worden, who represented Lam
phere, charged with the Gunness murders
and with being an accomplice of Mrs. Gun
ness In the Helgclln death, declares that
tho discovery shows that his client could
have had nothing to do with tho death ot
the woman and her children.
As the result of the finding tho lawyer
this afternoon anonunced that ho would
at once prepare pupers to go before th
circuit court and eitner asK for the re
lease of Lamphere upon a writ of hub. us
corpus or would ask for tho reduction
The county officers who are working on
the Gunness case, this afternoon issue, 1
formal statement, In which they eay:
The report of Dr. Haines thut he found
arsenic and strychnine In the builles
Mrs. Gunness and her two chlldrni, mak
it absolutely a sure thing that Mis. Gun
ness Is dead, which position tho public will
remember, has been maintained ull th
time by the sheriff's office and the pros
cutor's office. Whether Mrs. Gunness killed
herself or not Is a mooted uu'.-atlon. W
hope now that this report will set at res
tho wagging tongues of a few who liavd
seen fit to declare, that Mrs. Ounnese
still alive, for the seeming purpose of cre
ating a sentiment to that effuct. Just wlia
effect this report may have upon th trial
of the case against Kay Luniphere, we ui
unprepared to say ut tins time.
FIRES ROUSE WEALTHY COLONY
Millionaires Talk of Forming Ylg
lance Committee to Hon
NEW YORK, July SO.-So many fires
Clearly of Incendiary origin, have occurre
within the last two weeks up to and In
eluding today In what are known as th
Millionaire colonies" of Great Neck
Manhasset, Port Washington and othe
towns In the North Hempstead district of
Long Island, that radical measures have
been determined upon and there Is earnes
talk of the formation of a vigilance con
mlttee to run down and Inflict summary
punishment upon the offenders.
Among some of the elaborate and costl
estates In the section affected are those
of William K. Vanderbllt, Jr.. at Gr.a
Neck; Clarence 11. Mackay, at ltoslyn
IJourke Cochran and Howard Gould,
Port Washington, and Martin Hall, ttv
beautiful residence of Mrs. Suttewhlte, wh
until ner marriage a lew days ago, wa
Mrs. James E. Martin.
No great alarm was felt, by the owners
of these and other fine places until the
fires became of almost dully occurrence.
A lookout for the Incendiaries was kept,
and when the Hey Side Yacht clubhouse
was destroyed, one man was raptured,
convicted and sent to prison for a year.
Apporently, however, this did not dis
courage what Is now believed to be an
organized band bent on destruction and
the situation has become serious In the ex
treme. At least one fire has occurred in the dis
trict every day In th lant fortnight, and
on several occasions the volunteer com
panies have been called out to subdue as
many as three within th space of a few
LANDSLIDE WIPES OUT VILLAGE
sixteen Person Are Resorted Killed
In Catastrophe la
INNSBRUCK. Austria. July 10- The vik
laaw f Mern urn Bain ha been dstrnyd
by a laundatldav Sixteen pss-annsr at re
ported u hw been, lstUed.
MSESTY FOR TURKS
Sultan Offers Freedom to All Political
Refugees from His Realm.
R0CLAMATI0N IN NEW YORK
Consul General Says it Affects 50,000
Armenians in United States.
MANY ARE EXPECTED TO RETURN
Action Believed to Mark New Era in
UNREST IN CONSTANTINOPLE
Delay In It econstrnet Ing the Cabinet
Causes DIssnttKfartlon Min
ister of Mines anil
NKW YOrtK. July SO.-The sult.m ot
urkey, through the Turkish consul scnral
n tl-.ls city, M'.indjt Bey, toduy proclalm-d a
ncral amnesty to all political fugitives.
enardless of rare. In this country. This
relates to about M.iiro Armenians and olh-
s In the I'nlted States.
Referring further to nniresty, the Turk-
sh consul gvir-nil, MundJI Bey, sa'.d: "Tha
mnesty applies to political, not criminal,
-efugees. I am sure that those who have
ffemlid politically and have sought an
sylum In this country will rot return nnd
elp In the work of constructing a united
at Ion. Turkey will now be as free as tho
nlted States. Shortly, If I mistake not.
hero will bo a Turkish nnibassador at
Washington. Our aim will be to maintain
the I'nlted Stutes, as Indicated as nat
ural, since the condition of citizens of this
country will be our Ideal for citizenship
"The proclamation is made In good faith
nd there will be no repetition of the
zur a fiasco In regard to the Russian
dutna. Turkey will now take Its former
place with the nations of the woild."
Mnnr Turks to Return. '
The consul general said lie would be sur
prised if at least lOO.OCO Turkish subjects
did not return to their native land within
he next month or so. Of tho fifty thous
and Armenians, Syrians nnd the like In
this country, ho estimated that five thous
and ut least would depart within a very
short time. Of Turkish refugees ho suld
hen? were none here, but a large colony
hud settled in Providence, R. I.
The proclamation and its results were
freely discussed in the Armenian snd Syr-
an quarters of the city after the statement
of the consul general nas made known.
Mrhrum Bohleglan, an authority amonf
the Armenians, raid:
I feel absolutely certain that the sultan
acting In givid faith and trust Implicitly
in the proclamation. The Armenians have
suffered much, but not at tho hands of th
Turk.. The former, or at least a very largo
number of them, will take early advantage
of the opportunity to git home without fear
of tun her pers'icttion."
Rc-hla Ararat, an Armenian merchant.
said lie wui Inclined to believe that most
Armenians would nccr-pt the proclamation
In good faith. He suld he had suffered a
great deal at the hands of the Moslem
bigots and had been obliged to flee from
Turkey after several members of the fam
ily had been killed. lie sluted that he had
possessed a good deal of property in Tur
key, by Inheritance, but had never gono
back to inquire about It lecause of the fate
that mitrht pnsslbl) I . full him.
Hyrluns Ara Pleased.
F. M. Faildol, a Syrian Jeweler, said:
"We Syrians of course are greatly pleased
at what his majesty the sultan has done.
However, we Syrians In this country, with
few exceptions, are not political rofugeos.
Tho Armenian Is a political refugee
where the Syrian la not. The Armenian
had to flee In terror of Ida life. The '
Syrian has come to America because his
conditions of life, business and Industry
there do not offer the possibility for prog
ress as America dors. The advance In tho
cause of freedom may mean a new era for
Syria. I should suppose that the Armen
ians would be most deeply affected by the
proclamation. It has been the people of
that race whom the Turkish authorities
have watched closest for political plots."
I ii rest In Constantinople.
CONSTANTINOPLE, July 30. Although
the demonstrations in the streets of Con
stantinople over the granting of a constitu
tion have practically ceased, there are signs
of much dissatisfaction among, the publlo
at the delay In. the reconstruction, of the
ministry by the Introduction of liberal
elements. Scenes of the wildest description
continue In the cafes, where officers and
civilians embrace each other and express
their delight at the ending of tb tyran
The situation still lacks clearness, and It
is Impossible at present to forecast tho
next development with any degree of cer
tainty. The young Turks are masters of
Constantinople snd the European provinces,
and except in the capital the feeling Is any
thing but favorable to th sultan. Oven in
Constantinople disloyal cries were heard
during the recent street demonstrations.
At a banquet given In Seres to celebrate
the re-estab'.lbhment of the constitution
the name of the sultan was hooted, while
the Christians at tills place are beginning
to entertain misgivings as to tha slncerlt
of t tie professions of the young Turk.
Hardly any news has been received from
the Asiatic provinces snd this Is regarded
as disquieting. The vail and the military
commandant at Smyrna have been dis
missed by the young Turks, owing to their
hostile attitude towards the constitution.
Mtodeats Held by Troop.
A noteworthy Incident In th popular
manifestations of last Sunday, which at
the time escaped notice, Is the fact that th
military college was surrounded by troops
In order to prevent the students from leav.
Ing that institution. The people manifested
their resentment at this precaution, where
upon the troops were withdrawn and th
students moved about freely.
The only Incident of today has been a
uolsy demonstration of artillery officers
und soldiers at the porta, where th man
gathered together apparently clamoring
fur promotion. As a mutter of fact, the
object of this demonstration was hostility
tu wards Zekkl Pssha, grandmaster of the
artillery, whose withdrawal was demanded.
Zekkl pasha was hooted while going to tit
porte by the large crowds assembled I hare.
Two hundred srmy officers have arrived
at Adiianople from ftalonlki to lepls.es th
incapable and doubtful officers of tUe sec
ond army corps.
One Oatrlal Pleea Conn try.
it has become known that atettra Ml
bamed Pasha, mliueter of mnses and fae-
u assisted, lav at tin a; atst K tho
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