«^clar«<J that the principles on which the Cit
ixens Union wsb organized and its future exist
ence were at stake. A reunion with the fusion
conference was Imperative, lie said. Similar
•entiments were expressed after the meeting by
r. prominent member, who refused to let his
name be used.
•'The first drastic resolution, drawn so that it
commanded the committee of sixteen to reopen
negotiations with the fusion conference, was de
leated only because some of the more cautious
members thought it was placing; the committee
xnea in a hard position," said he. "The resolu
tion adopted— thai it was the Mnae of the meot
ing that the Citizens Union re-enter the fusion
cenferenoe-^has exactly the came effect, but it
lets the men who bolted thr.t conference use
their own methods of pe'.ttnp back: it Rives them
their own way to rectify what the union as a
■svho.'o considers a bad blunder. At the meeting
to-morrow afternoon they will work out their
NO FUSION CHOICE YET.
'Allies, Minus Citizens Union, Meet
Without Achieving Results.
At the conference of the fusion allies held at the
IVth Avenue Hotel yesterday afternoon no de
cision was reached as to a candidate for Mayor.
No official word was received from Justice William
J. Gaynor, and the conference adjourned, to meet
again to-morrow night.
Er-Oovernor Odell. chairman of the Republican
State Committee, reached the Fifth Avenue Hotel
shortly before the conference convened, but he
would not taJk about rolitics. He was in con
saltation with William Halpln. president of the
Republican County Committee^ but neither would
talk about the object of the consultation. When
the conference did pather the Citizens Union was
The members of the conference were slow in as
mmbline. Although called for S oVlock. at 3:30 the
members were still about the corridors. Then they
•trolled up to Parlor DR, and it was not until 8:50
o'clock that William Halpin, as chairman, called
the meeting to order. The minutes of the lat>t
xneetlng wero n?ad. George Cromwell, chairman of
the committee on nominations, was then asked to
make his report.
That something of moment was expected was evi
dent from the attitude of the listeners. But Mr
Cromwell said that the committee had no nomlna
tlons to report, and moved that the conference ad
journ until S o'clock Wednesday nlsht- This mo
tion was carried without dissent.
It was stated afterward that absolutely no name
,was presented to the conference, nor was there
any talk of an 7 candidata during the cession. Mr.
Halpin was askuC' "What about Gaynor?"
"We have received no statem^iT from Ju?«ce
Geynor." he replied. Aside from that he would
Prior to the meeting Timothy Healy. of Brook
lyn, representing the labor element of the Cltizezxs
: Union, wu about th© corridor and also In Parlor
DR. before the meetii^ waa called. He refused
to say what he was there for.
Ira L*o Bamberg-er. who 1b regarded as a close
friend of Justice Gaj-nor. when asked about the
attitude of Mr. Gaj-nor toward the nomination said:
: I am not the mouthpiece of Justice Gayn«r hut
' mv own lmpr^-slon i« that he will not accept the
Mayoralty nomination. 1 may t>e wrong, but I
cd to fro srep in f > ;om' k thr t^n hh c ii h n s^s^ s
arag«s l Si -
presses^hig opinion In no uncert.iin tones.
PRIMARY FIGHTS TO-DAY.
Few Contests in Republican Districts
— Several in Democratic.
Primaries ■will b* held in evjpry Assembly dis
trict to-day The polU will t><? open in each
election district from 2 to 9 p. m. for the elec
tion of member* of the peneral county commit
tee of both parties and delegates to the city.
county, borough, Assemnly. aldermanic and three
Municipal Court district conventions in Man
hattan. Public interest centres in the election of
representatives to the county committee, as the
delegates elected from the various districts will
elect district leaders. In many of the districts
there will be a small vote, as there are no con
gests, but where rival leaders are embattled a
big vote will probably turn out.
On the Democratic side the most interesting
fight is in the 15th District, where ex- Senator
George W. Plunkitt is struggling to retain the
leadership of the district. He Is in alliance with
John E. Dordan to defeat "The" McManus.
Plunkitt has the backing of the central Tam
many organization and is making the fight of
his life He wants to be nominated for Sen
ator next fall and get back the seat Martin Saxe
■wrested from him last fall. The understanding
■with Dordan is that whatever way the fight
coes whether Dordan gets the most yotes or
'Plunkitt. the latter wi!l be nominated for Sen
i ator next fall. If Plunkitt gets the most votes
he will retire as leader on January 1 in favor
; Of Dordan. If Dordan gets the most votes
Plunkitt will cheerfully acknowledge his leader
'ahlp and take the nomination for the Senate.
O£ course, if McManus gets the most votes Dor
' dan and Plunklu are both out of it.
' In the sth District William Astor Chanler is
• backing George S. O'Xeill. who is making a fight
; against Josepl' F- Prendergast, who represents
: Senator Bernard F. Martin. It is a warm
struggle with the od.^s in favor of Prendergast.
In the 10th. Saiiiuel Maas is trying to wrest
.the leadership from Julius Harbureer, one of
! the old war horeea of Tammany. The Sullivans
are lined up with Harburger and his success is
■ In the 2Sth, James J. ilartin is opposed by
. Thomas I* Reynolds. Martin is strong In his
district and wili probably win out.
William H. Sinnott is pretty sure to win out
: ln the 30th District. He is supported by Murphy,
, Ex- Alderman George A. BurreU is making the
' light against him.
* James J. Frawley, leader of the 32d District,
Is being opposed by John J. Farnan. Fa^nan is
• supported by John J. Ryan, a former leader of
; ti»e district- Frawley is strongly intrenched and
will probably win.
Th» hottest fiKht in th* Republican ranks Is
in the 12th District, where John Stlebling, a
former leader, is trying to regain control from
Jacob A. N'eustadt. It is a close battle, with the
odds favoring Stlebling.
•"'* E- F. Menvln. leader of the Ist, Is opposed
iby Dr. William M. Keen. Merwin will probably
Theodore P. Oilman Is opposed in th» 10th by
the friends of William H. Douglas. The fight is
' really against Lemuel E. Quigg, who is the real
leader. Oilman's friends are confident he will
« REPLIES TO PLUNKITT STATEMENTS.
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: Have r«ad with some amusement your
' Plunk-itt interview published in yesterday's is
sue of The Trtbune, and I note what he says
about one Flaherty being found fighting against
' bis country. Every Fl.-iherty that I ever knew
' fouirht for this country and for the only flag we
1 know on this side, the Stars and Stripes. Our an
'-' C estors were kings and r.rinees In Ireland when his
•were barefooted barbarians.
Any person with a grain of common sense would
' Dlaoe no credence or belief in his statements. I
•" narticutarly refer to the portions wherein he makes
*»f**«nce to said Flaherty campaigning for Tam
many and how Civil Service methods turned hla
■ head which is as ridiculous a? it possibly can be.
Xsw-York Sept. IS. JSKV. M. K. FLAHERTY.
DISTRICT ATTORNEY JEROME AT WORK.
After ten days* absence. District Attorney lentaM
returned from L*keviile yesterday. He reached
his office abo-Jt neon, and discussed various mat
• ter* with member.-- of hls'stsff. He declined to t«lk
7on the pending political situation. Mr. Jrromf,
I cold is much better, and he plana io stay in town
FROM THE GRANITE HILLS
Pll^*'P 11^*' L!THI4 W/VF£;l*, %
Soft, light, and absolutely pure.
CITY OWNERSHIP PLANK.
TAMMANY PLEDGE EASY.
Organization's Record on the Sub
ject Suggests Inconsistency.
Tammany is point; the limit In its city plat
form with reference to municipal ownership.
With four years In which to carry out promises.
Charles F. Murphy and his advisers are of the
opinion that if the anti-Tammany people can
afford to write municipal ownership into their
platform Tammany can go them one better. It
Is generally conceded that Tammany "has the ad
vantage when it comes to framing platforms. It
can outdo any rival in making promises. Its
record Is a succession of broken promises, and
there- is no reason to believe that this year will
be different from other years.
Four years ago. when the sins of the Van
.Wyck administration made it practically cer
tain that Van Wyck and Croker would be re
tired, the Tammany city convention platform
contained the following plank:
PUBLIC FRAXCHISES.-We believe the time
has come to remove the question of municipal own
ership from the sphere of academic discussion to
that of practical application. We commit th«
Democratic party specifically to the municipal own
erehip of all sources of water supply, of its docks
and wharves along; th« ci:y's waiter front in all
♦he boroußhs. the Uikins control an<3 manaxement
as soon us the. law and present contracts will per
mit of the ferries between tha various counties in
the city, and particularly to the county or Rich
mond: "and In regard to the new bridge? in «he
course of construction over the East River, we
insist that they shall be held and managed by the
city, and placed at the disposal of the railroad and
other corporations only to the extent of granting
them a right of way. for adequate compensation.
In enumerating, however, these particular* m
which w« pledge the Democratic party In the early
future to apply the principle of municipal owner
ship we are not to be understood as limiting It
to thorn. T.-,e party, looking; to the, ltu , «i + hil
realizing fully the. difficulties, financial an<J ,. rther
wisr tbnt lie in the way of complex appV.C£tion
of the proposition that all proper muni.-.ra! funr-
Uons should he exer.-iiert by the municipality Itself
holds to th« OoetrlM that th« best interes of the
cor=rr.uv.ity are to be pron^oted by steady advances
alons- the lines here Indicated.
Two years ago Charle* F. Murphy made a
hard and fast alliance with the lighting com
bine, which financed the MeClellan campaign,
and he was less anxious about municipal owner
ship. All the signs indicated that Tammany
would return to power, and there was little need
of saying much in the city convention platform
about municipal ownership. When the plank
finally emerged from the committee room it was
We. believe in such municipal ownership of publio
utilities as the financial condition of the city shall
permit it to assume.
As evidence that the MeClellan administration
was not anxious to antagonize its friends, one
of the first important things that Mayor Me-
Clellan did was to sign the East River Gas bill,
which would have validated a lot of doubtful
franchises and given the company a perpetual
monopoly. That calamity was averted by Gov
ernor Odell's veto.
The sas issue became po formidable las,, yea.
that Mayor MeClellan and his associates in the
Board o*f Estimate and Apportionment were
compelled to take action looking to the building
of a city lighting plant for the city's own use
Presld'ent Halpln and his conferrees are will
forming to go further than this. The antl-
Tammany platform probably will declare for
the public ownership and operation of lighting
franchises, thus eventually insuring gas to the
private consumer at about half the present cost.
Fearful that this kind of an issue will defeat
the Tamman;-- ticket, the Murphy men are plan
ning to come out strong for municipal owner
ship—until after election. Then, if MeClellan
is re-elected, doubtless Mr. Murphy and his
friends and relatives in the New- York Contract
ing and Trucking Company will decide t!iat after
all It Is hardly in the public interest to try ex
periments, and platform promises will be ig
nored, as they usually are by Tammany Hall.
WILL HAVE PROPER BALLOTS.
Commissioner of Elections Says Right
Colored Paper Will Be Procured.
Commissioner Charles P. Page, of the Board
of Elections, said last night that the primary bal
lots would be ready for use to-day, although at
one time It seemed as if "unofficial" paper would
have to be used. The law calls for light yellow
paper for the Republican primary ballots, and
ereen for the Democratic.
Justice Dowling. in the Supreme < ourt. on the
application of Richard H. Mitchell, made an or
der permitting the ballots in several Assembly
districts, where the official ballots to be used in
the primary elections to-morrow havp not yet
been printed, to be printed on other paper than
that officially designated for that purpose. The
order was made on the affidavit of William
Mitchell, who said that the only firm In New-
York which could supply the official paper was
that of J. W. Pratt & Co., of No. 52 Duane-st..
and that he could not get the paper from them.
It was afterward that Commissioner Page said
that* the necessary paper would be procured and
the ballots would be printed as planned.
M'CARREN AND LITTLETON CONFER.
Former Wants Latter to Run Again for
Borough President, It Is Rumored.
After Senator McCarren had been closeted with
Borough President Littleton, of Brooklyn, for
more than an hour yesterday, it was rumored that
the Democratic leader was trying to Induce Mr.
Littleton to accept a renomination as Borough
President. Neither of the men directly concerned
would Indicate what the conversation had been
about, but the fact that the Borough President
took occasion again to t^tate to the reporters thnt
he would in no circumstances take a renomina
tion it w-a.a thought that there was some truth
in the rumor. Insomuch as the Borough President
has not be*n close to McCnrren for more than a
year, the visit of the lattT caused considerable
comment.. It is thought that McCarren is anxious
U> secure the services of Mr. Littleton in the cam
READY TO GET IN POLITICAL GAME.
Leaders of 50,000 Workingmen Ask Repre
sentation at Fusion Conference.
Forty of the sixty members of the general com
mittee of the Workingmcn'a Municipal Ownership
Afpoi- iatlon, representing a promised enrollment of
50,000 workingmen who ar« voters, met last night in
on« of the small rooms connected with Beethoven
Hall, No. 210 sth-st. James P. Holland, the first
vice-president, preseided. in the absence of the
president, Alfred J. Boulton.
Thf association has been In process of fnrma
tloo for iho. la-st three months. The sixty members
of the general executive committee are all leaders
in the local labor movement.
Tin adaption by a unanimous vntq of a resolu
tion address! to the fusion conference, which
meets to-morrow night, asking for representation
of the new body In the conference, it is expected,
will result in the choice of a fusion candidate for
WEAVER MEN ELECT DELEGATES.
Phiiadelphia, Sept. IS.— The City party, the, re
form body opposed to the regular Republican or
ganization of this city, and the Democrats, held
their primary elections to-night to select dele
gates to nominate county tickets in opposition to
the Republicans. Delegates will meet in conven
tion on Wednesday morning to nominate candi
dates for Coroner, Sheriff and city commissioners.
Th.3 delegates will go to the convention unln
structed. It is probable, that at least eight narnea
will be. presented for the four piaces
The delegates elected to the Democratic conven
tion, whnh will be held on Wednesday night, are
alPo unpledged. It is probable that Mayor Weaver
will taue the stump In the interest of the City
of New Hampshire comes
NEW-YO&& iiAliyr TRIBUNE, TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 10. 1905.
TALK OF CALLING PARKER.
FUND SECRETS WANTED.
Suggestion That He Should Tell of
Contribution Before Committee.
"If ex-Judge Alton B. Parker knows, aa he
says In his newspaper interview, that the New-
York Life was not the only insurance company
that made a contribution to the Republican cam
paign fund last year, but that 'other great life
insurance companies, such as the Equitable and
Mutual, also contributed of the polioyholders'
funds for campaign purposes,' I suggest that the
latest Democratic candidate for the Presidency
be called as a witness before the Armstrong
committee and asked to tell what he knows,"
said a director of the Mutual Life Insurance
The suggestion will be made to the Armstrong
committee, in all probability, when the Insurance
inquiry is resumed at the City Hall to-morrow.
It is expected that John A. McCall. president of
the New-York Life, will follow George W. Per
kins in the witness chair before the committee
and be asked to give more details regarding the
alleged contribution of $50,000 by his company
to the campaign fund of the Republican Na
Paul Morton, the new president of the Equita
ble, was asked yesterday if he knew of a large
contribution by the company to the Republican
campaign fund last year, and he replied: "I
cannot say as to that. I am concerned only
with the future of the Equitable, not with Its
"Will the Equitable give campaign contribu
tions in future?" was asked.
"Not while I am here," he said.
Senator Depew attended a meeting of the
Equltable's executive committee, and as he was
leaving the building he said in reply to an in
I don't know anything about these contribu
tions alleged to have been given by the insur
ance companies. Personally. I woxild be against
It. I am against insurance companies making
contributions, and have always been so. I am
in favor of the English law. which not only
compels the candidates to make sworn state
ments as to their election expenses but also com
pels the political campaign managers to te;'.
what sums they have received, and how they
have disbursed them.
Perry Belmont said yesterday that he was
glad to observe a sentiment in favor of amend
ing and extending the law, In order to compel
a disclosure of all campaign funds, adding:
The enactment of such legislation as these
disclosures imperatively demand was attempted
with some success at the last, session of the
Albany legislature. Mr. Jerome must have been
incorrectly quoted In saying that bills of this
character had always died in committee. On
the contrary, identical bills were introduced on
February 28, 1905, in the Assembly by Mr.
Palmer, and in the Senate by Senator Brackett.
The purpose of those bills was to compel pub
licity of campaign contributions and expendi
tures on the part of the State, county and local
committees In the State of New- York. The bill
passed the Senate, was reported favorably from
the Judiciary and Rules Committees of the As
sembly, and was defeated in the Assembly It
self, in the last days of the session, only on a
technicality and not on its merits. Therefore,
the measure now stands in an excellent posi
tion for action at the next session of the legisla
"The money nf widows and orphans," Judgo
Cowing said yesterday, "should not be used for
political purposes. Life insurance companies
should confine their operations with money that
they have in trust, solely in maintaining that
trust. I doubt the propriety of contributions for
any such purpose."
Senator Armstrong was not in town yester
day, but Mr. Hughes, of the committee's coun
sel, had a long conference with persons inter
estpd in the investigation. Mr. Hughes would
not tell what his plans were for to-morrow's
session of the committee.
PLEA FOR ARBITRATION.
C. W. Post Explains Purpose of
C. W. Post, president of the Association of Ameri
can Advertisers and president of the Citizens' In
duptrlal Association of America, spoke on "Indus
trial Despotism and the Remedy," before the first
fall meeting of the Manufacturers' Association, held
In its building:, in Montague-Rt., Brooklyn, last
Mr. Post devoted himself to describing the pur
pose and operation of the Citizens' Industrial Asso
ciation. He declared that between organized labor
and organized employers the common citizens had
bee.n suffering, which had forced them to organize
for protection. Speaking of how the association
proposed to keep peace in tae industrial world by
settling differences, M.c. Post said:
The Cltisens' Association says to the workmen:
"If you are not well treated by your employer, if
he- insists upon placing over you a tyrannical", ru-bl
trary foreman, if the sanitary conditions of the
shop are not correct, or if. there is a difference in
point of wages or hours, place your case in the
hands of the local industrial Jury, made up of one
•half workingmen and one-half employers. I^et this
Jury hear the facts on both sides, and after care
ful consideration report its findings to thp citi
zens' Association, and have that report published
in the local papers, in order that all the citizens
may know just what the conditions are."
There is nothing in this report that will compel
the employer to purchase labor at a price or
under conditions that aro satisfactory to him
>o board or arbitration oan force its find
ings, for such a course would be fundamentally
opposed to the principles of human liberty. But
public opinion Is ihe strongest force in this coun
try, and neither employer nor workingman can
long continue to operate where Injustice obtains
if the public are fully advised of the facts.
Mr. Post urged the manufacturers not to re
employ a man who had once struck. He also
argued against the Justice of the closed shop.
AFTER $5,000 ORCHID.
Boston Man Will Get Specimen of Rediscov
ered Rare Species.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
Boston. Sept. 18.— Although a standing reward of
JB.OOO has been offered for years for a specimen of a
rare bp«clm of orchid. Oak** Ames, tfee horticul
turist and authority on orchids, has determined to
nave one of the specimens which have iu«t been
rediscovered in Tibet.
"I shall have at least one, Just as soon as I .-an
get it, said Mr. Ames to-night. "This discovery
means much to science and to orchid enthusiasts
especially. This species has been lo=t for nearly
fifty years, and it is said there are only four or five
growing specimens In existence. There is only one
in the I'nited States. The loss of the species., venrs
ago. and its rediscovery after nearly fifty years ia
one of the most striking romances in orchid cult
COUNCIL OF UNION IN CONTEMPT.
Court Decides in Favor of Complaining
TBy Telefraoli to The Tribune]
Wlikfs-Barre. Sept. 18.— Judge Ferris to-day, in
deciding the case of J. E. Patterson & Co. against
the Building Trades Council of this city, declared
that President Robert Chesney, John J. Carney,
business ngent: Daniel Post and Peter Koser. mem
bers, were guilty of contempt of court for violating
an Injunction restraining the council from boycot
ting the firm and ordering strikes on buildings
wh«r<* material aold by the firm is used.
This violation. It was found, has been deliberate
and attaehmentu have been issued to bring th* men
into courj for sentence. Judgo Ferris, In his opin
ion, severely criticised the men for their action, and
etated that they made a decided mistake in placing
the acton of their union above the laws of the land!
NEW-YORKER INJURED IN CELL
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
St. Louis. Sept. 18.— Iboao Hodson. of New-York,
who was arrested last night at the Jefferson Hotel!
charged with having defrauded that hostelry of
$90. was removed to the City Hospital to-day from
a police cell. In which he had fractured his skull.
It is not known whether Hodson's Injury y/as acci
dental, or whether he wilfully dashed himself
against the cell's pavement.
Hodson's arrest was caused by J. R. McKclvey,
hotel clerk, who declared Hodson had come to the
Jefferson a little over a week ago, running up a
$90 bill, and then had disappeared with his bagguge.
THE discriminating Ale drinker never feels com
pelled to explain vbv he has such a decided
TS merit tosters that innate appreciation and con
1 fidence which so impressively denotes convic
tion and permits of no room for doubt.
Reetaurant.. Caf*» and BaJtxwu.
OUTRAGES IN RUSSIA.
Martial Law Again at Byelostok —
Attacks in Caucasus.
St. Petersburg. Sept. 18.— The Emperor has
ordered a state of siege to be proclaimed in the
town and district of byelostok owing to the dis
Baku, Sept. 18.— Outrages continue- here, and
many of the shops remain closed.
Tlflis Sept. IS.— General Shirinkln. commander
of the troops, to-day received a telegram from
the officials of the copper works at EJlzabethpol
requesting him to send Coesacks to the district.
The telegram says that the district is sur
rounded by bands of Tartars, and that property
and the lives of the employes are in imminent
Five wagons filled with Armenian refugees
from Shusha were attacked by Tartars. Most of
the refugees were killed and women were car
ried off. Similar outrages are occurring in vari
ous districts. .
A mob of two thousand persons attacked a
mail train at the Abasha statlon ,, an( * de *f ch^j
the engine. The troops and police fired and
drove off the rioters, who had many killed and
wounded. Several other outrages on the railway
have occurred in the neighborhood.
TAFT ON TOKIO RIOTS.
Not Anti-American Demonstrations
— Japan's Friendship Abiding.
Oyster Bay, Sept. IS— Secretary Taft. in a
cable d f "?atch from Tokio, has conveyed to the
President the assurances of the Japanese gov
ernment, given to him personally, that the
recent riots in Japan were not antl-Amerlcan
demonstrations. Secretary Taft says the rioting
has subsided and that the members of his party
have not been subjected to the least indignity.
He expresses confidence that the friendship of
Japan for America is abiding. Following is the
text of the dispatch, which was made public by
direction of the President:
Tokio, September 17, 1905.
The President: The Japanese government is
very anxious that the disturbances In Tokio
and other towns should not be considered as
anti-American demonstrations. They say they
arose as follows: Many of the Japanese peo
ple were disappointed because their hopes In
respect to the results of the war had been great
ly exaggerated by unexpected and uniform vic
tories. These people in Tokio wished in a peace
able manner to protest on the subject; but the
police authorities of Tokio unwisely and illegally
sought to restrain a legitimate popular demon
stration, and so met resistance. This created
riot, and at once placed control of the movement
In the hands of the lowest element and made a
mob without conscience, which was hostile to
the police especially and only incidentally to
foreigners who got. In the way. T^here was no
movement directed against Americans or foreign
ers as such. The disturbances have subsided en
tirely, md while the government is maintaining
at hand sufficient forces to restrain further acts
of violence there is not the slightest evidence of
a condition of continued riot. Meetings held in
other cities to protest against peace, permitted
by the police, have been peaceable. Members of
our entire party visited all parts of Japan since
the riot at Tokio, and not. onf member has been
subjected to any indignity at all. I feel sure
that the statement of the authorities is correct,
and that any effort to create the impression that
there is an anti-foreign demonstration or anti-
American sentiment In the great body of the
people of Japan is unjust. I hope that you will
deem it wipe to give publicity to this dispatch in
justice to the Japanese government and people,
whose friendship for America and gratitude for
the assistance which you rendered them In the
matter of peace are abiding. TAFT.
JAPANESE DENOUNCING TEEATY.
More Demonstrations, But No Violence —
Constitutional Party Split.
Tokio. Sept. IS.— Anti-peace demonstrations
continue to be held in different localities, the
meetings passing condemnatory resolutions, but
there has been no further violence. The mem
bers of the Progressive party are united, but the
Constitutionalists are divided in their attitude
toward the treaty.
Marquis Yamagata, chief of the General Staff,
to-day gave a luncheon in honor of Major Gen
era i Mac Arthur. On Wednesday the Minister
of War will give a dinner in honor of General
MR. SATO MAY BE MINISTER.
Rumor That Mr. Takahira Will Be Trans
ferred to St. Petersburg.
The announcement yesterday that Kogoro Taka
hira. Japanese Minister at Washington, would
start i n a few weeks for Japan to Join Mrs. Taka
hira renewed the rumor that he would not return
to his post in this country. It has beer, reported
that the Japanese government has not been fully
satisfied with the. work of the Minister at Wash
ington, and he might I><? succeeded by Mr Hioki
first secretary of legation.
Minister Tnkahira. it is thought, may be trans
ferred to Russia, because of his Bhare In the nego
tiation of the treaty of Portsmouth. The opinion
was expressed yesterday that Alwar Sato, who, as
a member of Baron Knmura's suite, has become
well known in this country in the last few months,
might be promoted to the position of Minister at
Mr. Sato, who is a graduate of De Pauw LTnl
verslty, is now a member of the Japanese diplo
matic corps, his last mission having been Mexico,
where he was the chief.
His work with the peace commission, it Is said,
has been highly commended, and he is slated for
promotion. He speaks English fluently, and haa
already many friends in this country.
Washington, Sept. 18.— It is wxpeoted that before
returning to Japan to visit his wife Minister Taka
hira will make a hurried visit to Washington. The
business of the legation probably will bo left to th©
carp nf Ik! Hioki. as chnrg*. until elth«r the Min
ister returns or another appointment is made.
RUSSIAN WARSHIPS OFF COREA.
Squadron Sent to Inform Russian Troops of
Terms of Armistice.
Seoul. Sept. IS —A Russian squadron was
sighted on Sunday afternoon off Syong-Chin, In
Northern Corea. Its mission was to communi
cate the terms of the armistice to the Russian
forces on the Tumen River.
SHEET METAL STRIKE SETTLED.
The dlfferencs between the Amalgamated Sheet
Metal Workers, which called their strike off last
week pending arbitration, and the employers were
"ettled yesterday at a conference In the Building
Trades' Club. This conference was attended by
committees of the Amalgamated Sheet Metal Work
ers and of four associations of employers in the
metal trades. The details of the settlement could
nn £ l . .1 learned, but It was generally understood
that, tn« metal workers would recaivo th* U6O a
uayj which was the principal demand.
iff! T O the man who seeks a climate that
H * is mild and a region of
varied resources, the Pacific ,oast
offers great opportunity. c .A/ j^
California, Oregon, and Washi ipton, ffltfcriclid frtheir
climatic the man who seeks a climate that
•*• is mild and a region of wij^ly
varied resources, the Pacific
offers great opportunities. ,A/ I S
California, Oregon, and Wasnilif ton, MycnaiaMr their
climatic and health-buildin^^nj&ioil^ofFe&^pe op
portunity of a life-time fofhml Jyfe/"P 3^^ home.
I Strictly first-class round«!^^iK«s ar^Cn sale daily
from all points. Rate, from fthica^ > to^Sdm Francisco and
Los Angeles, Oct. 17th to %^Tl6^o. To Portland \
and Puget Sound, daily durkig Seortmber, $56.50.
One-way ColAist tickpß are^On sale daily, Sept. 15th
to Oct. 31st, at 54 raj^|of tjfi-oo from Chicago, with
correspondingly \<f/y^ e sjr> m all points. Daily and
'■'.'■i'Jii&k If yo4f\Bfnt to knMHiow to reach this land where fr*Sofa»J ■ k
■'"'^"■^ll the clirdgSP?* mild where labor is never oppressed U RT^rfJi
'^^iM by stress of weath^how much it costs to go and what ■ I jSrSsUjlr
SyeK you can do when you get there, send 4 cents for books, \fl ff* WUr
\3jsragL maps, time tables and full information. •• ■
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M. WITTE AT PLYMOUTH.
Peace "Ascribed, to Czar and Presi
dent — Toast to Kaiser.
Plymouth. Sept. 18.— The North German
Lloyd Line steamer Kaiser Wilhelm 11, from
New-York September 12, having on board M.
Witte and his colleagues, arrived here to-day.
The Russians, who are all in good health, went
on to Cherbourg, where they will land this
A number of reporters boarded the steamer
here, but M. Witte would only reiterate that
the recent rioting in Japan would not delay or
interfere with the ratification of the peace
On the voyage a charity concert under the
patronage of M. Witte was given on the Kaiser
Wilhelm 11. Replying to a toast to his health
the Russian statesman said:
I am very grateful for the kind way in which
you received the mention of my name and ex
pressed concurrence with the proposers appre
ciation of my efforts for peace on acceptable
terms. But I crave your permission to say that
the meed of praise which you think is due me
in reality belongs to my august sovereign,
whose will I was merely instrumental in carry
ing out. What was well done in that historic
transaction recently completed at Portsmouth
was planned by his majesty and executed by
rue as his servant. As it was my duty and has
been my aim loyally to fulfil his instructions
the cred"it for the result achieved if justly his.
Of the Emperor's friend, the President of the
United States, and of the noble part played by
him in the matter, I need say nothing to you.
Wp are familiar with the facts, which have al
ready passed Into history. I should lik^, how
ever, to draw attention to the fact that since
we left the hospitable shores of the United
States we have been sailing under the German
flag and to all intents and purposes living on
a piece of floating German territory, and I
need not remind you that the august ruler of
that empire is a warm friend of the Russian
emperor and of President Roosevelt. lam sure,
therefore, ladies and gentlemen, that I am the.
exponent of your own wishes when I propose
that we rise to the honor of His Majesty Em
peror William 11.
A HITCH OVER MOROCCO.
Anxiety Renewed in France Re
garding the Negotiations.
Paris, Sept. IS.— Franco-German negotiations
relative to the Moroccan conference have again
taken an unfavorable turn, causing anxiety in
official and diplomatic circles and renewing the
depression en the Bourse. This is due to the
continued insistence by both sides on points
which were considered to b« open to compro
mise. Reports naming the plenipotentiaries and
fixing the date of the conference are purely spec
ulative, as serious difficulties still remain to be
overcome. Both sides, however, are willing to
accept Algeciras as the place of conference.
RUSSIA ANGRY AT PORTE.
Strong Protest Against Building
Forts on the Bosporus.
Constantinople, Sept. IS— The steady progress
of work on the new fortifications on the Bos
porus is causing friction between the Russians
and the Porte. The fortifications were hastily
begun at the time of the mutiny on board the
Russian battleship Kniaz Potemkine. Turkey
using this pretext as a means to carry out a
scheme of fortification which sh« had long de
sired, but which had always been opposed by
It is understood that the question was dis
cussed at the recent audience which the Russian
Ambassador, M. Zlnovieff, had with the Pultan.
the Ambassador pointing out that the further
fortification of the strait was incompatible with
friendly relations between Turkey and Russl?..
In the mean, while- the works are being actively
constructed, though they can hardly be com
pleted for several months.
The Porto continues its Irreconcilable attitude
in regard to the proposed International financial
control of Macedonia.
THE TERMS AT KARLSTAD.
Report That Norway Will Give Up
Forts — Delegates Adjourn.
Karlstad, Sept. 18— The Norwegian and Swed
ish delegates were in conference for two hours
and a half to-day. They will meet again when
an agreement Is reached on certain points sub
mitted to a sub-committee consisting of Kerren
Lundeberg, Mlrhels*»n. Hammarskjoid and
It is understood that as a basts of tho agree
ment Sweden ha* promised to sign an arbitra
tion treaty as soon as Norway is recognized v
a separate State, while Norway agrees to ,l«
etroy all the new frontier fortifications. The
other conditions are still under consideration.
KING EDWAED EEVIEWS SCOTS.
Forty Thousand Under — Sir Thomai
Lipton Thrown and Painfully Hurt.
Edtaburgh. Sept 18.— greatest muster of
Scotchmen under arms since the battle op Flodden
Field waa reviewed by King Belward boro to-day.
The King arrived at th« Scottish capital this morn
ing, and proceeded to Holyrood Palace. Attended
by the Duke of ConnauKht and a brilliant staff h«
rode to the parade ground in Ktnjf's >Mrk, where
nearly forty thousand Scottish volunteers marched
P*»t his majesty. Creat numbers of visitors from
all $arts of Scotland and the North of Enslond
Shortest Line to
Sept. 15th to Oct. 31at, MBL
Colonist raters to all points
in these states, from
St. Louts $30.00
Lewis and Clark Exposition
is now open, bet closes Oct.
15, 1905. Two trains daily.
Ttaroufr'i sleeping- and dininy
car service. Quickest Tim*.
887 Broadway, New York City.
CARPET Jhe B- H. BROWN 00.,
rJ7fl viJr.ii a 221 & 223 c 38tn st
CLEANSING tel. bob c *
COMPRESSED Taklnx t'p,
AIR. Alterlnr. Relayfa*.
witnessed the review, which is expected to assist
in counteracting the extreme irritation felt in Vol
unteer circle-: over regent worrying regulations 0/
the War Office. , , ,
Sir Thomas; Lipton, who is honorary colonel <5k5 k
the 2d Lanarkshire. Engineers, was leading hts reei
ment past the King when his horse threw him. Sir
Thomas wa» kicked In the face. His injuries oon
sist of a cut mouth and bruised shoulder and arm.
He was unseated, owing to a sudden swerve of hi 3
horse, although he is a good rider. The King sen-,
an eauerry to Sir Thomas's hotel to inquire about
CEEW LIBEL BARK FROM CTJBA.
The Egcria's Men Accuse Captain of De
priving Them of $1,300 Pay.
The M-k Eser.a. which arrived h»re a week ago
Saturday from Jucaro. Cuba, haa been HbeOed h*
her crow of eight men. who make boom harsh
charges against tiie master. A. LangsJler, and al
lege that they have been unjustly deprived of $1 r<
The Kgeria sailed from her home port. St. John.
X. 8.. more than ten months a^o and carried vari
ous cargoes along th* Argentine coart ami in the
Caribbean. One of her chief cargoes was a load
of Spanish cedar \->ga. some of which were lost
overboard when she anchored four miles out of
John Kerber. a German, the only white m n in
the crew, alleges that be am) Alfred Jaffrey. a
negrr>, went out in a longshm emaa'a boat te re
cover some missing lo<s. They win caught in ■
squall, and when the boat was swimre-1 Sbey were
pickied up by the bark Rose Innes On returning
to the ship, the men allege that Captain Langaaer
charged them $50 each for the toea of the boat.
In. the appeal to Judge Adams ar,<l Judge Holt, o:
the United States District Court, the men deman.t
their pay, amounting to $1,300 Kerber chary
cruelty on the part of the master, and the entire
crew protest that the fr>od or. board the Egerla
was poor and insufficient.
HONK! HONK! COCK-A-DOODLE-DO0!
Chickens Taught to Feed at Call of "Auto"
Horn — Fooled by Machine.
Freehold. N". J.. Sept. 18.— Not long ago a fanner
of Glendola, near here, found an automobile horn.
dropped from some machine near h'.s property. He
carried it home and put it to a practical use. He
taught the chickens to run after him when the horn
"honked" at meal time, instead of calling "OW
chick! chick!" in the oKi fashioned way The fowls
took to the innovation, and whenever they neM*
the "honk" wouli run from all directions to X"
Day before yesterday Dr. Ackerman, of A*P«ry
Park, went scorching by the farm In hla autosa*
blle, tooting his horn. The chickens on the farm
with one accord set out after the "auto." srurrea
on by the familiar "honk: bonk!" On the fowij
ran. "and kept on running until seventeen hens ana
six roosters ran themselves to death in UM *fr
way. The rest, fir.iitne: they were being foolea,
stopped for breath, and then wandered back hl ? l J' e »
The fanner found them wheezing and scratches
their heads by the kitchen door, and has discov
rre<i that they will no longer respond to tha "'auxo
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