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PRICE TWO CENTS.
RACING THE OCEAN
FOR KAISER'S CUP
BIG YACHTS OFF
IN LONG CONTEST
Fog Again Swoops Down on
Sandy Hook Waters, but
AILSA IS FIRST TO
CROSS STARTING LINE
Utowana and Valhalla Cross and
Then Are Recalled by
m. The boats crossed the starting
ine in the following order.
Hildegarde, 12 15 00.
Thistle. 12 IS 30.
Tleur de Lis, 12:26:04.
Sunbeam. 12 30 00.
Apache, 12 34-00.
TJtowana and Valhalla crossed the line
to the windward of the committee boat,
12 15, but both were recalled.
The TJtowana crossed at 12-57:30, but
the Valhalla went in irons the light
wind while going about and did not
cross until 1-25. All the times are un
''Get Ready for Sea."
Shortly after 10 o'clock the com
mittee in charge of the race hoisted the
signal "get ready for sea," and the
American yachts began leaving the bay.
By 10:40 the entire fleet was on the
way to the starting lne at Sandy Hook
lightship. The Pleur de Lrys was the
only boat that did not have the services
of a tug.
The weather began to thicken up
again, and at 11 o'clock, because of
the fog. the lightship from which the
start was to be made could not be seen
At 12:15, the time arranged for the
sending the yachts across the line, the
wind on shore had hauled to about the
same quarter as yesterday and had
brought back with it the great masses
of fog which had caused yesterdav's
postponement The wind was south of
eaBt and the fog was rolling onto the
Jersey shore in great thick banks, which
cut off all view of the ocean.
An hour after the time set for the
start the wind was from the east, altho
it frequently shifted a few points north
or south of that direction. The fog
at times cleared away, only to return
again At 1-15 m., the wind was
blowing about five knots an hour.
Lively Scene in the Bay.
The little bav protected by the
sandy arm of the Hook today present
ed an even livelier scene than yester
day. Nearly all the yachts were an
chored there and the launches and
small tugs were scudding about almost
from the dawn of day. One or two
of the yachts were making sail by 8
o'clock, altho nearly all had arranged
to be towed to the start.
On board the English ship Valhalla,
the small fore and aft sails upon which
the vessel relies for windward work,
were hauled out and rigged. The same
was done on the American barque,
Apache. The early morning breeze
was decidedly adverse for these two
yachts, and it looked then as if they
might be led many miles by the others
at the end of the first day's run.
When the committee postponed yes
terday's race it was planned to start
the event today, as near noon as possi
ble, with the preparatory gun at that
hour and the actual starting gun fif
teen minutes later. Preparations to
carry out this program were begun
early, and it seemed almost certain
there would be no postponement today.
The Start and Finish.
The race started across an im
aginary line between a committee
tug and the Sandy Hook lightship. The
committee boat flies the burgee of the
Imperial Yacht club, under which the
race is to be sailed. On the commit
tee are representatives of the imperial
German navy, the United States navy
and the New York Yacht club. Time
will be taken from the sounding of the
staiting gun, until the signal at the
Lizard light, is flashed by the winning
beat. At the finish line will be an
chored the German cruiser Pfeil, to as
sist the yachts in locating the light in
event of fog.
The only vessel missing in the fleet
in Sandy Hook bay at 9 o'clock was
Lord Brassey's Sunbeam. The other
ten were anchored there waiting the
arrival of steam craft to tow them to
Letter Is First Clue Pawtucket
Woman Has Found in a Year
Pawtucket, R. I., May 17.Mrs.
Catharine Meehan has received a letter
bearing the signature of her 10-year-old
son Joseph, who has been missing since
April 2, 1904. The letter, dated May
16, and stamped in the local office, in
dicates that the boy or the person im
plicated in his disappearance is in this
eity or vicinity.
The letter, which Mrs. Meehan says
is in the handwriting of her son, states
that its author was kidnapped by a
man who said he did so because the boy
was very pretty and becauses he had
been abused by a playmate. The child
could not give his abductor 's name or
T* A ,.,A A A
FAST TRANSOCEANIC SAILING REC-
Scotland lightship, New York, to the
f*eedles Isle of Wight, 1S66, 3 106 nau
tical miles, Henrietta won, time, 13 days
21 hours 55 minutes, purse of $90 000
Old Head of Klnsale west of Queens
ton -to Sandv Hook lightship. New
iork 1870 2 SSI nautical miles, Cam
bria won time 13 dajs 5 hours 17 min
utes, prize a cup worth $1 250
Baj Ridge Long Island, to Roche's
Point Queenstown 1S87 2 949 nautical
miles, Coroner won, time 14 dajs 23
hours. 30 minutes purse of $20,000
Sandy Hook, N. J., May 17.The
ocean race for the cup offered by the
German emperor was started at 1215
Courtesy Uhsflxnlafl Sjsxrtiug I3J&.
Government Fails to Secure a
Compromise of Claims
By W. W. Jermane.
Washington, May 17.Judge Oldham
returned to Washington from Faribault
today and after a conference with Con
troller Ridgely it was announced that in
consequence of the failure of negotia
tions looking to a compromies of claims
against the directors of the First Na
tional bank, suit would be brought
against them to recover the losses due
to their inattention to the affairs of the
Neither the controller nor Judge OlH
ham would give the aggregate amountr
involved in this suit, hut said that it
would be in addition to the amount due
from these directors from the 100 per
cent assessment on their stock holdi'n'gs.
While Minnesota Judge Oldham en
gaged Kellogg & Severance of St. Paul
as special counsel to prosecute these
suits, which will be brought in the
United States district court.
MORTON TO QUIT
WITHIN 6 WEEKS
Secretary of the Navy Will Not
Wait Till Fall to Leave
Special to The Journal.
Chicago, May 17.-A Washington spe
cial to tfce Tribune says.
A definite decision has been reached
in the case of the secretary of the navy,
Paul Morton, fixing the date of his re
tirement from public life. He announced
the other day he would not retire until
fall. He was mistaken. It is intended
he shall leave the cabinet within six
weeks. This meets the approval both
of Secretary Morton and President
Secretary Morton does not like of
ficial life, but he refused to resign while
under fire, and the president sym
pathized with him. What will happen
to Secretary Morton after he leaves the
cabinet is not known, but he will not be
prosecuted in connection with the Santa
Fe case while he is in the cabinet. The
interest of the administration ceases at
this point. If the grand jury should
indict him it will be as Paul Morton
and not as the secretary of the navy.
How near Secretarv Morton is to leav
ing the cabinet is indicated by the fact
that his successor is said to have been
determined upon. The portfolio, accord
ing to rumor, will be offered to Victor
H. Metcalf, secretary of commerce and
labor. It is a post Secretary Metcalf
always has wanted. He was slated for
the secretaryship of the navy when the
president first offered him a place in
the cabinet But the president also
wanted Secretary Morton as an adviser.
Three Thought to Have
Drowned in Clash of Unions
Tacoma, Wash., May 17.A desper
ate battle occurred on the decks of the
steamer Centennial, and several men
were slightly injured and three are
thought to nave been drowned.
The Centennial, from San Francisco,
by way of Seattle, brought a gang or
eighteen men to wOrk the ship's car
go here. Owing to existing trouble be
tween the sailors' union and the long
shoremen's union, Captain Pierce was
threatened with a boycott by the sail
ors if he employed Tacoma longshore
men, and hence hired a crew at Seattle.
When the steamer arrived in port
about 200 longshoremen, armed with
clubs, billies, pistols and other weap
ons, boarded her. The Seattle men
were beaten wherever found and some
thirty shots were fired before order
RICH CHINAMAN ROBBED*
Winnipeg, Man., May 17.J. At Llm, a
wealthy Chinese merchant, returning
home from Trinidad, was robbed of $473
while sleeping in his berth in a Pullman
on .the Canadian Pacific,
LIFTED BY CZAR
Imperial Rescript Removes Re
strictive Laws Under Which
Russia Has Groaned.
POLICY TOWARD POLAND
Movement Taken as Evidence of
Emperor's Genuine Good Will
St. Petersburg, May 17.There is lit
tle room for skepticism as to the gen
uineness of the broad policy of imperial
reform after the remarkable steps sanc
tioned by Emperor Nicholas in the im
perial rescript issued yesterday, modify
ing the restrictive decree in nine of the
western governments of Russia, and giv
ing the Poles greater freedom for ac
quiring farming lands and purchasing
landed properties and industrial prem
ises, and giving permission to introduce
the Polish and Lithuanian languages in
the primary and secondary schools
where the majority of the inhabitants
Restrictive Laws Removed.
Almost with one sweep the whole bur
den of the vexatious restrictive laws in
Poland and the Baltic provinces have
been removed and the privileges for
which the natives have been fighting
for years are restored, the assemblies of
the Polish nobles are re-established, and
all the harsh administrative measures
introduced at the time of the policy of
reaction and Russifieation are abolished.
As a natural sequence of freedom of
religion the oppressive prohibition of
the purchase of land by Catholic peas
ants is abolished. In effect the meas
ures sanctioned amount to an entire
reversal of Russian policy in ancient
Poland and the Baltic provinces.
In Poland, by confining the landhold
ing to persons of Polish extraction
strictly by inheritance, by descent, and
not even by testament, it was designed
to force the Poles either to become or
thodox Russians or drive them into Po
land proper. The hardships thus en
tailed were innumerable. The prop
erty of deceased Poles was sold to Rus
sians by forced sale and at ridiculous
prices. A famous case was that of
the Polish estates of the late Prince
von Hohenlohe, the German imperial
chancellor for which a special ukase
was necessary in order to permit the
Laws Must Be Hurried.
I is pointed out that in order to
avoid delav in the matter of the intro
duction of the Polish and Lithuanian
languages the emperor specifically di
rected the formulation of the necessary
regulations and laws within six
These measures it is understood will
be followed by the introduction -o lo
cal self-government thru the zematvb
system. The steps taken will un
dou&kj&dly have immense influence upon
the -papulation of Poland, and wJH prac
tically meet the demands of the ra
tional reformers who really rdcognize
that the restoration of the kingdom of
Poland is an idle and visionary dream.
Jewish Question Goes to People.
The committee of ministers has gone
no further with the Jewish question
than to grant freedom of residence to
the artizan class. The question in its
entirety is of such great importance
that it has been decided to refer it to
the coming general assembly. This
practically is a decision to defer it to
the will of the representatives of the
people, being the first public recogni
tion that the government intends to be
guided by its action.
The emperor's action has produced a
splendid impression among the reform
elements, which are expressing the
Continued on 2d Page, 3d Column.
WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY 17, 1905.
Lfflff IME PRICES
"Best Market"policy Will Se
cure Fair $Erms from
By W. W. Jermane.
Washington, May 17,The decision
of the government to buy its canal
supplies in the 'cheapest market does
-not mean necessarily that these sup-
hes to be purchased abroad.
the great American export
ers have two price lists, one for Amer
ican consumers and the other for the
foreign consumer. The price to the for
mer is higher than to the latter, owing
to the working of the protective bar
The government, in its canal posi
tion, has simply served notice on these
American exporters that they must
ive th government the benefit of the
price, and thiB, it is under
stood, the exporters will do, and that
will settle the question in very large
part, excepting for the howl that these
exporters will raise, in person and thru
their representative* in congress. That
howl will not be especially significant,
nor will the public, at large take much
interest in it. At least, that is the
Washington opinion, today.
-Standpatters in a Rage.
Incidentally it is everywhere con
ceded that the government's position
will emphasize the necessity for tariff
revision, and for that reason the stand
patters are greatly annoyed. They do
not care anything about the price at
which the canal supplies are bought,
and they are satisfied that these sup
plies will be purchased in this country.
But they are swearing mad because
the government's action will furnish
arguments for the revision.
It may safely be said that the pres
ident is not worried over-this prospect.
He tried last year to create revision
sentiment within the party, and failed.
He will be "very glad if the canal can
be made to emphasize the correctness
of the position he then took.
Move Is Based on. Spooner Act.
The government -canal policy is
based on the Spooner act, the object of
which was to permit the government to
get its supplies in any available mar
ket, to prevent the impositions of
The administration does not admit
that the tariff creates the monopoly,
but it does not propose to patronize
trusts that claim shelter behind the
tariff. This principle was followed in
the legislation for railway building in
the Philippines. In order to develop
those islands, railroad material was
sent there on an even base. Similarly,
to expedite canal construction and keep
down the cost, American manufactur
ers will have to meet foreign competi
tion, or in other words, give the govern
ment the benefit of. their -foreign priee,
and tMs will be done.
UNLUCKY,' YET LUCKY
New York Bun Special Service.
Pittsburg, Pa., May 17^Is the* opal
unlucky? This question was. put to
Miss Edith I. Gibney today. She re
ceived an opal ring from ner former
lover, Klaus J. Sterner. The opal was
exhibited in the courtroom during the
trial which resulted in a verdict of
$35,000 for breach of promise.
The opal was the end of Miss Gib
ney's happiness after she received it in
St. Louis from her ardent lover. Shortly
after the receipt of the opal Miss Gib
ney was invited to visit the Steiner
family in Allegheny. It was at the
Steiner house during this visit that
the engagement was first broken.
A RUB FOR HIGH TARIFF.
The StandpatterHow can you expect us to maintain our position with y6u doing that?
IN GAINS ELDERANDLAWYER
IN BATTLE OF WIT 1
L. Stewart's Testimony in the
Johnson Will Case Sets Court
room in Uproar.
JOHNSON WAS ECCENTRIC
THRU HIS COMMON SENSE
The EMer Steadfastly Refuses to
Give His Age-Cas
Levi M. Stewart, better known as
"Elder" Stewart, called as a witness
in the Albert Johnson will contest to
day, injected some real humor into the
rather monotonous examination of wit
nesses. Before he had finished his tilt
with Emanuel Cohen, attorney for the
objector, the court, the principals to
the cause, lawyers and spectators had
given up trying to conceal their mirth.
IME. Stewart was called by Miss
Dickerson's attorneys in an effort to
prove that the late Albert Johnson
was not demented as charged by the
objector's witnesses. He did this with
enthusiasm. In his direct examination,
the witness swore that Mr. Johnson was
perfectly sane, not especially eccentric
and, tho given to joking, was always
possessed of common sense. Cross-ex
amined by Mr. Cohen, Mr. Stewart
"How old are you?" asked counsel.
I don't know/'
"Well, can't you tell within a few
"Oh, I'm over 21, all right."
"Is that the nearest you can ap
proximate your age?"
"Perhaps I'm twice 21."
"Didn't anyone e^er tell you when
you were born?"
I suppose so but I don'f-know of
my own knowledge. I can't remember
and there's no use wasting any more
time with that question.-"
Are you married
Well, people say I 'm not.''
"Have you a wife?"
Disclaims His Wife.
"Not that I know of, but I probably
would have some, if I was fool enough
"No w. Mr. Stewart, you say you
knew Albert Johnson for forty-eight
years and saw a good deal of him. Did
you not consider him an eccentric
"He was eccentric in just one par
ticular. He had good, sound, common
"Then you consider common sense
I think it"is."
"And you class yourself as an ec
"I'm not classing myself. I'm class
ing Albert Johnson."
\Di you ever hear Mr. Johnson talk
to -himself as he walked along the
used to hum to himself
sometimes, but I never heard him talk/'
"Did you never see hinvmaking vio
lent motions while he was on the
"No more violent than swinging his
cane wheh he' was out walking in the
"That's all Mr. Stewart."
Johnson's Doctor Called.
Dr. Edwin Phillips was sworn and
testified that he had known both Al
bert Johnson and Dr Johnson for
years. He averred that he had never
Been anything about the late million
aire that made him think he was other
than perfectly competent, mentally. He
attended him during his last sickness,
and stated he died of pneumonia and
nothing more. The witness said that
a day or two before Mr. Johnson died,
he had been delirious, but that was the
Continued on 2d Page, 6th Column.
PAIR TONIGHT AND THURSDAY WARMER THURSDAY.,^
Ruler of Rumania, Who 'Jfcreatent to
Make Trouble for Turkey.
it Arrest of School Inspectors Calls
Forth Sharp Note from
Bucharest, May 17.It is semi-of
ficially announced that Rumania has
asked Turkey for satisfaction on ac
count of the vali of Janina's arresting
a number of Rumanian school inspectors
in disregard of the privileges conferred
upon them by the Porte.
A dispatch from Rome, May 14, said
that information had been received
there that, in consequence of the illegal
arrest of two Rumanian subjects by
Turkish officials, Rumania has' sent an
ultimatum to the Porte demanding the
immediate release of the men and the
recognition of Rumanian nationality. It
was added that the alleged ultimatum
would expire on May 23, and that the
Rumanian government had informed
the members of the diplomatic corps at
Bucharest of the sending of the ulti
matum and its conditions and had taken
steps to acquaint foreign governments
of its action in the matter.
The foregoing dispatch indicates that
the Rumanian communication is not in
the nature of an ultimatum.
AND SOUTH, UNITE
New Organization Called General
Convention of Baptists of
St. Louis, May 17.At to-day's ses
sion of the general convention of the
Baptists of the north and the south,
the report of the committee of nine,
appointed at a conference in New York
last January, recommending permanent
organization was read by Chairman E.
M. Thresher of Ohio. The report was
The name of the organization is des
ignated as the General Convention of
Baptists of North America. The geo
graphical scope of the organization is
to be North America and its islands.
There are to be a president, three vico
presidents, a secretary and a treasurer.
Churches of local, state and territorial
organizations are to have representa
tion. It is to have no authority except
that exercised by the weight of its
opinion. It is not to interfere with the
affairs of either of the existing organ
izations. The next meeting is to be
held in 1906 and after that they are to
be held triennially.
Congressman Davis of Minnesota
Talks with Roosevelt on the
By W. W. Jermane.
Washington, May 17.Representa-
tive Davis of Minnesota had a pleasant
visit with President Roosevelt today.
Speaking about the purchase of Pana
ma canal supplies in the cheapest mar
kets, the president said the result of
his policy would be to put the entire
question up to congress, where it be
longs. He wants congress to decide it.
He did not discuss the tariff in this
coinection with Mr. Davis.
The president was interested in find
ing out what the northwest sentiment
is regarding the railway rate question,
and seemed pleased when Mr. Davis in
formed him that the northwest public
Mr. Davis has had some official busi
ness at the postoffice department.
Anrong other things, he is working for
the readjustment of rural, delivery mat
ters in his district, more especially in
Goodhue county. There was a move
to detach part of Red Wing from the
city postoffice, for instance, and attach
it to rural routes. This Mr. Davis will
probably be able, to prevent. He will
go to New York tomorrow night.
POLIGE GUARD BRIDE
FROM A HOODLUM CROWD
Special to The Journal.
Des Moines, Iowa, May 17.Lest the
pupils of the bride, who was a teacher
in the Highland Park college, here,
should interrupt her marriage ceremony
by a demonstration, a dozen policemen
formed the picket lines about the house
while Miss Helen Longwell was mar
ried to E. W. Weidy last night. A band
of several hundred students was kept
back by the polio*
PORTE TO EXPLAIN
TH E OLORIj^POTT
A Great Story in IJEo^
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LADUK Lnlfcr Al
WORK IN CHICAGO
Head of Toilers' Organization
Calls on National Civic
IS FULL OF FIGHT
Chicago Labor Officials Declare
the Battle Will Be Waged
to the End.
Chicago, May 17.President Gonv
of the American Federation or
abor has set in motion the peace ma
chinery of the National Civic Federa
tion in an effort to bring about an
adjustment of the Chicago labor trou
bles. Before the national labor chief
left Washington for Chicago he was
in communication with August Belmont
and other leaders of the Civic Federa
tion. Thru them he has made arrange
ments to reach the prominent Chicago
ans who are in a position to bring great
influence to bear on the Chicago Em
Franklin MacVeagb, who is directly
concerned in the strike, and James H.
Eckels, are the Chicago members of the
National Civic Federation. They have
expressed willingness to do everything
in their power to aid in ending the
controversy. ^President Gompers held a
conference last night, -which is believed
to have been with MacVeagh. A simi
lar conference at M.acVeagh's residence
three years ago prevented a threat
ened traction strike.
Mr. Gompers refused to admit that
he had seen Mr. MacVeagh and the lat
ter could not be reached today.
Teamsters' Chief Fights.
President Shea of the teamsters con
tinued this afternoon to bristle with
fight. He said:
I 'm still standing pat. Gompers has
no authority to call off the strike if he
A moment after Shea uttered these
words, James Barry of the express
drivers supplemented them with the re
"There isn't one chance in a million
that the strike will be called off.''
Invited by Both Sides.
That President Gompers came to
Chicago at the solicitation of both the
business men and the teamsters' offi
cials to act in the capacity of peace
maker was the, statement of the na
tional labor cbif himself today.
"My mission to Chicago," he said,
"is to try to be helpful in bringing
about an adjustment of the strike. I
am not here to call the strike off or
on. I'm not in charge of the strike
and don't expect to be. I'm here to
be helpful if I can. Is there a parallel
between this strike and the recent New
York subway strike? There is none.
That strike was called contrary to the
national union law. The Chicago
strike, the national officers inform me,
is regular in every way. I would not
say that it has been conducted well or
Mr. Gompers declined to say whether
he would seek a conference with the
Employers' association, and declined
to discuss this phase of the situation in
Called on Mayor.
President Gompers called upon Mayor
Dunne today, and left the mayor's of
fice after a ten-minute conference.
President Gompers assured Mayor
Dunne that he would use every honora
ble effort to bring about a speedy set-.
tlement of the strike to the best in
terests of all concerned, altho admit
ting that he was without authority to
act. Immediately after leaving Mayor
Dunne, Mr. Gompers conferred with Al
derman Dever, chairman of the mayor's
Mr. Gompers gave him similar as
surances or a willingness to aid in
bringing about a statement of the
I shall be glad to appear before the
aldermanie committee," said Mr. Gom
pers, if it is deemed advisable. I am
here in the interest of peace, and will
do everything in my power to bring
about an amicable settlement of the
with Mr. Gompers said:
indorses what the president said in his dren has cooled, no more deliveries.of
Denver_and Chicago addresses. ["non-union" coal will be made at the**||,
public school buildings unless absolutelyiS
necessary. This announcement is made
of his talk
a drew from
my conversation with Mr. Gompers
that he was seeking information. In
reviewing the history of the strike, I
repeated to him what I had said to the
labor leaders yesterday and I think by
this time I Jjave made clear my posi
tion regarding the state militia.
Schoolboy Shot Dead.
Two colored Strikebreakers, Jesse a
Ballinger and James Jones, one of,-
whom is believed to have fired,
a shot that resulted in the death
of an 8-year-old school boy, Enoch Carl-V
son, was arrested today. Both negroes 4
desperately resisted the police. They *^H
are employees of the Peabody Coal com- *"*k *i
pany, which has been active in attempt-'
rag? with non-union negro teamsters, to
deliver coal at the public schools and*'!
has been resisted by strikes of hundreds
by officials of the board of education,^
who believe that "an ounce of preven--*1
tion is worth a pound of cure." The!*
decision to stop the deliveries of coal,
by non-union drivers was reached, after*
the compulsory education department
had put down strikes at six schools and
after disturbances had been caused at
seven other schools.
Truce Over Cabs. $**m
A truce is in prospect bfelween the.
livery owners and the unionv^ Officials
of the drivers' organization are said
to have-^ decided not to foree,ftae issue
with the employers' organization. A.
B. Perrigo, president of the' Joint Liv
erymen's association said'*'today that,
the drivers had decided not to 'carry
out the boycott plan against depart*3
ment stores and other strike affected
houses, but to permit passengers to be
carried anywhere =they migWr desig-^
nate. A meeting tit the" executive
board of the cab and carriage drivers'
union tonight is expected to ratify this
action, and bring about a settlement so
far as the livery- business is eoneerr-^
of pupils at the schools. jS
The shooting of Carlson followed the#J
jeering of colored non-union men by a^Pg
number of school boys who were playing
ball in a vacant lot. ,j
Until the ardor of the school chtt-