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JOURNAL
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Canal Purchase Policy Intended
as Notice to Greedy Ameri
can Combines.
"MUST TAKE FEET
OUT OF THE TROUGH'
Order to Buy Abroad if Neces
sary Is ModifiedPurpose
Is Served.
pedal to The Journal
Chicago, May 20.Walter Wellman
in a Washington special to the Record
Herald savs:
After stirring up the biggest political
sensation of the year with its Pali'ama
canal policy of buying in the cheapest
market, the administration has slightly
modified its program in the interest of
peace.
Instead of buying foreign ships to
carry materials and supplies to the isth
mus, the government will lease vessels
abroad to tide over the present emer
encv. If, later on, American' ship
uilclers mako advantageous proposi
tions to build ships suitable for the use
of the canal commission the government
may buy at home.
Appeals by Cannon.
Speaker Cannon and other influential
men have begged the president not to
go too far with his new policy, and the
Siscriminate
resident has said he had no desire to
against American manufac
turers or shipbuilders.
What he has insisted upon and still
Insists upon is that the government
shall not be imposed upon by the trusts
uWder the cloak of adherence to the
American policy of protection.
Take Feet Out of Trough.
TODAY'S SPORTING NEWS WILL BE FOUND PAGE 24.
NEAREST
Competitor
18 Pages
112 GolumnsAdv
67 Ools. Reading
72 Columns Adv.
53 Cols. Reading
PRICE TWO CENTS.
In speaking to a friend the other day
the president said he would compel the
trusts to "take their feet out of the
trough," and this is an expression that
is likely to live among the famous say
ings of Theodore Roosevelt. Probably
it "will be a long time before the last
is heard of it. One may be sure it will
be taken up in the newspapers and in
congress and" in future political cam
paigns. There need be no surprise if it
goes "thundering down the ages."
Steel Rail Pool.
It is now well known that the start
ftf this whole rumpus was the insistence
of the steel-rail pool upon charging the
government the domestic price, or $28 a
ton, for the steel rails needed to double
track the Panama railroad. The gov
ernment wanted the export price, or $20
a ton. and the indications today are
that the rail pool has weakened and will
'sell at the lower figure,
i If the managers of the pool had been
,wise they would have "come down"
in the first place and not compelled
the bear-hunter of the Rockf&s to shoot.
Had they done so, they would have
saved the republican party the liveliest
ehaking up it has had in many moons.
I Can Appeal to Public.
The president wants the reactionaries
to realise that there is a progressive
force in the intelligent public opinion of
this country to which he may at any
time appeal, and not in vain, and that
it behooves them to be a little careful
how in their stubbornness they push
him to the last resort. But, of course,
the president does not want to have
the policy of buying in the cheapest
market carried to such an extreme as
to array against the party all the forces
of capital, production and manufactur
ing which nave been educated to be
lieve that the United States, its govern
ment and its people, are their particu
lar oyster, and which no foreign com
petitor has any right to try to crack.
If this waB what the president had in
mind, he has succeeded very well. He
has stirred up the progressive sentiment
of the country. He has aroused a feel
ing which may make it very difficult
for the standpatters to hold out against
him next winter.
BLAME PLACED ON CONGRESS
Cannon, on the Warpath, Gets Plain
Statement from Administration.
Hew Toxic Sun Bpeoial Service.
Washington, May 20.Speaker Can
non was very much in earnest when he
started out on his campaign and talked
sensationally about "wrecking the
party," thru the president's action as
to purchases for the Panama canal. He
called first on M. Roosevelt.
The president turned him over to Mr.
Taft after explaining that he had no
desire to stir up disastrous internal
'dissensions, but he thought it was time
to do something. Mr. Taft said the
same thing, adding that if congress was
afraid to assume responsibility he was
not. He said congress had twice re
fused to speak out in favor of American
concerns, once when the question had
been flatly presented, and drew on the
war department records to prove his
Statement.
Appeals to Congress Unheeded.
On May 21, 1902, Secretary Root
wrote the house committee on military
affairs, warmly indorsing a bill author
izing a preference to American shins
in the Philippines trade when their
charges were not more than 10 per
cent greater than those of foreign ves
sels. The bill was favorably reported,
but according to Mr. Root's indorse
ment, "was defeated on the floor of
the house on the avowed ground that
it would amount to a government ship
ping subsidy."
At the last session congress also re
fused to indicate a preference for
American concerns, tho it was known
that millions of dollars' worth of canal
supplies soon would be needed.
Taft Scores Congress.
Mr. Taft said, with some warmth,
that if this double negative action
meant anything it was that American
firms were not to be favored at a
financial sacrifice.
Mr. Cannon admitted the inaction of
congress, but in extenuation pleaded
campaifpi necessities and other consid
erations. He said that now the subject
had been brought right to the front
there was no doubt that congress would
speak out plainly in favor of American
manufacturers, and he pleaded that it
be given another chance as a matter of
urgent party expediency. He promised
that if his wishes were acceded to he
would see that the question is brought
up as soon as congress meets in Octo
ber and promptly settled.
Action at Cabinet Meeting.
Mr. Cannon's arguments, which were
so forceful that they amounted to a de
mand, were presented at the cabinet
Continued on 2d Page, 6th Column.
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WIL E FOUO O N PAG E 24
PRESIDEN WARN S TEAMSTERS' STRIKE
GRASPING TRDSTS
STRIKERS SEEK
THEIR OLD JOBS
Not All- Will Be Re-employed,
Law-Breakers Being Barred
from Work.
Chicago, May 20.Peace terms tenta
tively accepted by the teamsters' joint
council were ratified by International
President Shea today. The acceptance
has still to be indorsed fully at a meet
ing of the joint council tonight.
Unless well-laid plans for a termina
tion of the struggle are overthrown by
radicals in the ratification meeting, the
teamsters, it is expected, will be at work
on Mondayas many of them as can
find employment.
That the union committee, A. J.
Reed, secretary of the Furniture driv
ers' union. President C. P. Shea and
President W. J. Gibbons of the Team
sters' joint council, did not represent
all of the elements within the team
sters' organization was a report current
today about labor headquarters.
Little time was consumed by the
strike committee in Attorney Mayer's
office in announcing their acceptance
of the employers' terms in general. A
long debate ensued over the attitude
assumed by the seven 'general agents
of the railway express companies.
Peace Tinged With Doubt.
This afternoon Levi Mayer, attorney
of the Employers' association, made the
following statement:
Mr. Shea and Mr. Reed, who were
with me, join with me in saying that
the question as to whether the strike
will be continued or be declared off has
not yet been determined, but depends
upon the conclusion which Messrs. Shea
and Reed arrive at when they take up
the matter with the teamsters' joint
council this evening. In the meanwhile
none of us will or can predict what the
outcome will be. This statement is
authoritative and any reports to the
contrary are unfounded and mere guess-
work.'
Tho Express Drivers.
The_ only point on which the strikers'
committee was tenacious was that per
taining to express companies. The lat
ter had expressed a determination not
to take back strikers, asserting that by
striking the latter had broken their con
tract. In agreeing to a settlement the
union representatives were understood
to waive the question of reinstatement
of employeees of the express companies.
Terms of Settlement.
A transcript of the several proposi
tions submitted last night to the team
sters' joint council includes the follow
ing points
The strikers are to be reinstated
wherever vacancies oecur, except that
the^ employers will not consider appli
cations or men convicted of violence or
violation of the law.
The settlement does not include the
express- companies union men must de
liver to the express companies when or
dered to do so.
The Employers' Teaming company to
continue having non-union men.
The "open shop" to prevail, work
ing^ conditions, wages and hours to re
main the same as before the strike.
Committees representing the team
sters visited a number of the employers
and made inquiries as to the reinstate
ment of old drivers. Not all will be re
employed no law-breaker will be given
a position.
There was no interference with de
liveriees to boycotted stores and no
rioting.
ROADS IMPALED
ON OWN WEAPONS
Washington Believes the Flood of
Testimony Will Defeat Its
Own Purpose.
By W. W. Jermane.
Washington, May 20./The Washing
ton public is now wondering if the rail
roads have not overplayed their game
in bringing so many shippers from the
big cities to testify, before the senate
committee, that present rate conditions
are satisfactory. Thus far these ship
pers have been almost exclusively from
such places as Pittsburg, Cincinnati,
Cleveland, Chicago, Milwaukee, Min
neapolis, St. Paul, St. Louis, Omaha
and Denver. Today half-a-dozen ship-
fo
ers from Kansas City are here to add
the weight of testimony already se
cured.
The net result of this testimony has
been to bring out the fact that at big
terminal points the railroads have made
rate conditions satisfactory to all con
cerned. The emphasizing of this situa
tion will add to the unrest of shippers
in smaller communities, and give them
an excuse for demanding that their
congressmen stand out for legislation
which will correct inequalities thus
shown to exist.
Test of Strength.
If a test of strength ever should
come in congress between the members
representing the cities on one hand and
the country districts on the other, the
latter would win, twenty to one. The
small communities have not been heard
from, so far as the senate committee
is concerned, but they will be heard
from on the floor of both houses of con
This line of argument is pursued by
those who think the railroads have over
done their argument in inviting so much
testimony from shippers at large term
inal points.
Members of the interstate commerce
committee today renewed their attack
on the testimony that has been offered
in such quantities by railroad managers
seeking to discredit the commission and
its work. Judge Clements continued his
talk for an hour this morning, and it is
the plan to have Judge Knapp, chair
man of the commission, appear later in
the day.
is not the purpose of Knapp, un
less the questions addressed to him
should demand it, to repeat the line of
attack made by Commissioner Cle
ments, but to take up other branches of
The commission has enlisted for the
war, and is to defend itself--.with all
vigor and ability it can command. The
senate committee has stirred up a hor
nets' nest here that it did not look for.
The testimony of Mr. Clements fnlly^ in
dorses the plan of the adiniiJTwtration,
and that oi Judg^e Ksapp will do the
same. The cjsmaaassian has a closer ac
same.
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ENDS IN CHICAGO
o-
CHICAGO STRIKE'S
Ees
atters, and many think -thisi is what he.
been doing, he Could ^aot have pro
'ceeded more skillfully.' Washington
sentiment agrees that he has made tar
iff- revision a national issue and that
the Dmgley, schedules must be attended
to during the present administration.
JEROME ON TRAIL OF
RICH ADTO SCORCHER
New York,announced May 20.Districtthat
nej1
ww
THON E MINNEAPOM^JOTJ
S
COST $8,000,000
The strike of the Chicago team
sters has cost all interests affected
nearly $8,000,000. The cost.,
as the casualties, may be
up as follows:
Deaths from violence
WoundedSpectators, non
union, union
Shrinkage in business:
as well
summed
10
500
2,500,000 1,500,00a
1,000,000
Commission merchants.
Wholesale grocers and dry
goods merchants
Express companies
Wages lost to teamsters..
Assessments on unions
Cost of 1,800 extra police
and deputy'sheriffs
Meals and food supplied
the extra force
Cost to bring 2,000 non
unionists and their
maintenance
1,200,000
750,000 200,000 100,000 125,000
20,000 50,000 25,000 25,000
-$
REVISION IS MADE
A NATIONAL ISSUE
Excitement Among High Tariff
Men Allayed, but not
Stilled,
By W. W. Jermane.
presi-
Washington, May 20.The
dent's announcement that there will be
no clash between him and congress over
the canal purchases, and that as few
supplies as possible will purchased
in the world's markets in advance of
the meeting of congress, has had the
effect of quieting the excitement among
high tariff men which has prevailed for
almost a week.
It is now conceded that congress will
address itself promptly to the question
of where supplies shall be purchased
and not ignore it, as was the case last
session.
The president, however, has made his
point, which was to emphasize before
the country the need for revision, and
it is difficult to see how congress will
be able to satisfy the public, no matter
which way it litigates regarding the
purchase of supplies. If it decides that
those supplies must* be purchased at
home, the public will complain because
of the added cost of canal construction,
and if it decides that the commission
may buy where it will, the demand for
tariff revision -jgjll only be intensified.
If the presidenfMeas playing .& game
of" political strategv with the stand
Attor- Jerom today he
would personally appear in special ses
sions Monday morning and insist upon
drastic measures in the case of E. R.
Thomas, the millionaire horseman,
charged with overspeeding his automo
bile. The district attorney is deter
mined that in the cases of persistent
yiolators of the law, sentence of im
prisonment shall be inflicted. Many let
ters of complaint against Thomas have
been received by District Attorney Je
rome.
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SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 20, 1905.
JOHNSON WILL IS
0. K.D BY HARYEY
It Is Ordered Admitted to Pro-
bateAn Appeal Is As
sured.
The Court's Order Expresses Be
lief that Johnson Was Men
tally Sound.
Edna Dickerson has won the first
skirmish in the fight -#or the million
dollar estate of the late Albert John
son.
Probate Judge F, C. Harvey today
filed an order admitting the Johnson
will to probate. Appeal to the district
court will be perfected at once by the
obiector, Dr. Asa Johnson, brother of
the testator. An appeal bond of $3,000
will be given bv the objector and a
bond of $5,000 will be given by Miss
Dickerson to insure the payment of
debts of the estate. The court's order
says:
"Prom the testimony of said C. B.
McKinnon, James M. Dunn and S. A.
Reed, attesting witnesses to said in
strument, and from the testimony of
Edna Dickerson/ Stephen Rogerson,
Simon Kruse, Edwin Phillips, Levi^M.
Stewart and Joftap* Guilford, and from
the evidence and pioofs received py
the court, the court finds as facts:
"That said instrument was duly exe
cuted by said Albert Johnson on Jan.
5, 1904, in irhe presence of said attest
ing witnesses that at the time of exe
cution of said instrument by him the
said Albert Johnson watK sane, sound
and disposing mind, competent to make
a will and free from any undue influ
ence or restraint.
"As conclusions of law, the court
finds that said instrument has been duly
proven as the last wiH and testament
of the said deceased, duly executed as
required by law, and valid as a will
disposing of "real and personal property
and that an^order should issue for the
bond and letters testamentary to the
said Edna Dickerson."
The appeal stays this^ order and the
special administrators, S. A. Reed of
Frank Shaw, will remain in control of
the estate pending a final adjudica
tion.
FATAL DATE^ET
FOR CRAWFORD
Elk-River Murderer to Hang Aug.
15He Receives Newa
i Nonchalantly.
Witt C. D, *&%mtoi
Elk Biver befel
ig of Augt^. *|j
Governor JohWtk-
today and ..-the^eonY
been told to be prepare _.
"All right was 'the prisoner's 'la-
conic response when a jail official took*
the news to him.
"The fifteen of August is sometime
ahead," suggested the officer.
"Long or short, I don't see as it
makes any differentee to me," replied
Crawford indifferently. "I'm as
ready now as I'll be then. I never
was afraid in my life, and I 'm not going
to begin now. I can't see any way out
of this mess, and what's the use of pro
longing it, I 'm up against it, but I 'm
game.
Crawford was con'victed on April 19,
at Elk River of murdering Heine Lun
deen last November in a box car. His
pal, Arthur Losee, alias Palmer, was
convicted of murder in the third de
gree and was sentenced to thirty years.
It ia understood that there have been
some efforts to raise money to move for
a new trial for the murderers, but as
far as can be learned this attempt was
unsuccessful, and Wo step toward an ap
peal to the suprem court has been made.
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BIG BANK CHARGED
WITH GREAT FRAUD
LAWSON ATTAGKS
GOTHAM CONCERN
JAMES STIXLMAN.
Head of the National City Bank of New
York.
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URGES A FEDERAL
INSURANCE PROM
IMtioner Calls on Roosevelt to
Set Investigators on Trail of
Companies.
New York, May 20.President Roose
velt has been requested to take cogniz
ance of the situation brought about by
the Equitable Life Assurance society
trouble, and to institute a national in
vestigation of the insurance business.
The inquiry into the beef trust and the
present Stardard Oil investigation are
quoted as precedents.
This request was made by W. E.
King, former president of the Mer
chants association of this city, who has
written the president as a_ policy-holder
in several companies, -asking that such
an investigation be made under the in
terstate commerce law.
Should this course be deemed imprac
ticable, Mr. King asks the president to
appoint a national commission on the
lines of the coal commission that settled
the anthracite strike to make an inquiry
and report.
"In case the president deewtes that
i-_i^44. jfcp. King-
ae/ta torn?,
sBding out literature $o every
chant and manufacturing fconce
cantile rating of $50,000 and abov
will ask these men not only to- intenes
themselves, but their employes, in peti
tioning their^ members of congress i ana
senators, providing the president has
not the power to make a thoro investi
gation and put these great insurance
corporations under government con-
trol."
ALBANIANS THREATES
Vienna, May 20.It is reported from
Belgrade, Servia, that 2,000 Albanians
have surrounded the town of Guillane,
Albania, and are threatening to massa
cle the Servian population of that
place. There are 800 Turkish troops at
Guillane and reinforcement's are ex
pected from Uskub.
He Says National City Bank's
President Helped Engineer
Amalgamated Deal.
Special to The Journal.
New York, May 20.Thomas W. Law
son accuses Henry H. Rogers and James
Stillman. president of the National City
bank, of fraud in allotting the shares
of the Amalgamated Copper company
May 4, 1899. The accusation is made in
the installment of "Frenzied Finance,"
printed in the June number of Every
body 's Magazine, issued today.
Charge Based on Bank's "Ad."
The charge is based upon the adver
tisements of the Amalgamated Copper
company and of the National City bank
of New York, of which Mr. Stillman
is president. According to Mr. Law
son's article:
"The terms of these advertisements
prescribed the conditions under which
subscriptions for the stock of the Amal
gamated Copper company must be made
to the National City bank, and bound
the bank to accept subscriptions pre
sented in compliance therewith. In fact,
ttiey Constitute a legal contract binding
the Natonal City bank, an institution
doing business under the national bank
ing laws of the United States, to allot
to every subscriber whose subscription
was not rejected in full, his proportion
ate part of the entire 750,000 shares of
the capital stock of the corporation, his
proportionate share being the ratio his
subscription bore to the entire sub
scription received at the National City
bank before 12 noon of Thursday, May
4, 1899. On receipt of official notifi
cation from the National City bank
that he had been allotted 20 per cent
five _,
shares and that before noon. May 4.
the National City bank had in hand cer
tified checks to the amount of $18,-
750,000."
"Terms Not Complied With.'*
The terms of this contract, asserts
Mr. Lawson, were not complied with.
Subscribers to the Amalgamated, he
says, were alloted only one-third ofrthe
am^nnTof TtocklheY^ere entitled to. W^
In other words the totaf su%scriptioM
dta not amount in fact, f*y Mr. Law-
C^^^j^^m^^ &3I& Grimm-*
fibtts ttrewtved on or before noon, May
if 1899,.at the National City'fek was
atfce o^6r ce^ eeitined checks rj&eived
in" tihe institution up t6 noon was only
$6,803,375, or $5 .per. share on a total
of lr,a20,675_jhareB.
"The meaning of this is that every
legitimate subscriber,nd I except the
millions of subscriptions which the
bank decided were illegitimate and re
jected, as they had a perfect right to
do under their contract with the pub
licwas defrauded of two shares of
each three to which he wasv entitled.
Before me as I write is the original al
lotment of the National City Bank to
W VI5 N & S S A CM E Pnt later as part o'f this indictment,
JLrllllfin JILAOOAUUli sho in
tha
fraudn
the figures are exactly as
I have stated."
A "Bogus Subscription."
"To bring about the proportion which
Mr. Rogers wanted," continues Mr.
Lawson. a bogus subscription of
rsix times the unallotted balance was
ut i by him, and this is where the
was committed. The National
City bank was in duty bound to protect
the public from any such bogus sub
scription, and to see that fair treatment
was accorded to all subscribers. Yet,
unfaithful to the trust, it permitted this
bogus subscription to be put in, eleven
hours after the bids had been opened.
It utterly failed to comply with the
conditions of its advertisement, and was
thus a direct party to the fraud per
petrated by its president and Mr. Rog
ers. The exact amount of the bogus
subscription could not be decided until
the exact figures of the subscriptions
had been compiled. Within the next
few days it was ascertained that the
genurite subscriptions totaled $132,067,-
500, upon which an allottment of one
share in five, or $26,413,500 of stock al
together, was made to the public.
In this way the conspirators secured
from the public $26,413,500" of the orig
inal cost, $39,000,000, and yet retained
over $48,500,000 of the authorized stock
of $75,000,000. In other words the pub
lic paid two-thirds of the purchase
price, and the conspirators retained
"dearly two-thirds of the property."
Says It's "Up to Government."
Mr. Lawson says it is up to the gov
ernment to prove or disprove his state
ments. He says
Mr. Lawson's Formula.
In an open letter calling the atten
tion of the press to his charge of crime
against Mr. Rogers and Mr. Stillman,
Mr. Lawson gives what he calls his
"Frenzied Finance Formula," and
mentions a "Remedy" to follow soon,
in the following:
MORGAN AS PONTIFF'S
FINANCIAL ADVISER
New York Sun Special Service.
Rome, May 20.J. Pierpont Morgan
of New York and London is willing to
become the pope's financial agent and
has assured his holiness that he would
ft
irofit greatly by such an arrangement.
is learned on unimpeachable authority
that when the pope gave a private audi
ence to Mr. Morgan recently the finan
cier volunteered his services to reor
ganize the pope's finances on a more
productive basis. He referred especially
to the arrangement which places the
Vatican's moneys in the hands of the
Rothschilds, where they earn on an av
erage only 2 per cent per annum. His
holiness thanked Mr. Morgan for his
suggestions and promptly ordered a re
port from his treasurer on the Vatican's
investment.
VASHVTXLE VEOBOBS ABOIKES.
Nashville, Tean.. May 20,The negroes fere
are considerably wrought op over what they
term toe reckless shooting of members of their
race by policemen. In two weeks three negroes
have been shot by officers, two of whom have
ponceaus c&ttfetf wilfc *tUfa tte se*r
T, PROBABLY THROWERS.
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"Shades of the Fathers"
Revolutionary Fathers Discuss
Twentieth Century Problems in
Today's Journal.
32 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK.
MOGE LAND FIGHT
IMMINENT IN AEST
Oyama Deploys Large Force
Against General Linevitch's
Left Wing.
JAP GENERAL'S MOVE
PUZZLES RUSSIANS
Advance of Three Russian Col
umns Southward Ends in a
Repulse.
of his subscription, or one share in May 18 to the vicinity of the railroad,
every five subscribed for, the subscriber The
Japanesenorthward.theSimultaneousedrovdanmdengages
had a right to think he knew that the
Gunshu Pass, 108 Miles North of Tie
Pass, Manchuria, May 20.A general
engagement is imminent.
Field Marshal Oyama is deploying
heavy forces against General Line
vitch's left and is contracting his
troops along the center, but his base is
opposite the Russian right. It is not
yet clear which wing is making a dem
onstration and which will deliver the,
main blow.
It is evident from Linevitch's prep
arations that he intends to accept a
decisive battle.
War Office Expects Battle.
St. Petersburg, May 20.-The war
office confirms the report from Gunshu
pass that Field Marshal Oyama is on
the eve of taking the general offensive,
and no doubt is entertained here that
General Lmevitch will accept battle in
his present positions.
The general staff believes Oyama's
advance was precipitated bv the doubt
regarding the issue of the coming navaj
battle between Admirals Ro.iestvensky
and Togo. With an unbeaten army in
front of him, Oyama's position might
be critical if his communications with
Japan were intern upted, even tem
porarily.
Russians Driven Back.
Tokio, May 20.It is announced from
the headquarters of the Japanese armies
in the field that three Russian columns
of mixed forces advanced southward
the Russian
total subscription to the stock had been ly, 500* Russian cavalry attacked a
five times $75,000,000$875,000,000or Japanese field hospital at Kangpm, on
times 750,000 shares3.750,0P0 the right bank of the Liao river. Jap
anese artillery and infantry dispersed
the attacking cavalrymen, inflicting
heavy loss upon them
Japs Answer Russians.
The reports that the Russian? have
complained of the manner in which their
wounded men left at Port ArtUur were "2
treated by the Japanese is officially
denied. It is stated that thet RussianS^f
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S*
*a letter to the chief of the
Japanese medical staff thanking him
for the care of th Itassiaij wounde*
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Japanese sur^efflas.
-Re WJ& H*vTfrirge.r Operation*^ A
Vladivostok.
St. Petersburg, May 20.Admiral
Birileff, who. has been med fdr 4be
supreme i~val command to the^Pacific,
will leave for Vladivostok May*25, to
assume charge there and make prepar
ations for repairing and refitting the
vessels of Vice Admiral Rojestvensky
fleet when they arrive.
By imperial command Vice Admiral
Birileff will have all the rights and
powers of a commander of the army,,
and the commander of the Vladivostok
Spreby
rrison will be subject to his orders,
avoiding the possibility of any
conflict of authority in' case of a siege,
as at Port Arthur.
I have no intention of relieving
Vice 'Admiral Roiestvensky of the im
mediate command of the fleet, if he is
well and able to perform his duties on
such arrival as Vladivostok," said the
admiral -.ng himself as hopeful
^,1 me prospects for the Russians in
the coming naVal encounter.
Vice Admiral Viralio has succeeded
Birileff in commatrd of the Baltic sta
tion, but it has not been decided wheth
er he will take out the new squadron.
Czar Dismisses Clado.
It is now understood that Captain
Clado, who was Admiral Rojestvensky 's
chief tactician, and who testified be
fore the North Sea commission at Paris,
has been dismissed from the navy by
imperiol order for repeated and persist
ent disobedience of the order to refrain
from the publication of his views on
naval reform.
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DANISH SAILORS
HONOR A HEROINE
Woman Who Saved Lives
Thirty from Norge Wreck ta
Have a Medal.
New York Sun Special Service.
Chicago, May 20.For the first timi"^
in the history of the famous Danish
Ship Captains' society a woman will
be received today as an honorary mem
ber. Miss Laura C. C. Petersen of
Austin, the Danish emigrant who saved
the lives of thirty passengers from, the
wrecked steamer Norge a year ago, will
be honored by the organization of
sailors.
The action will be taken at a dinner
given for Miss Petersen. She will re
ceive a gold medal and a certificate of
membersnip in the society.
The deed that won Miss Petersen
fame was performed after ihfc foun
dering of the Norge off the coast of
Scotland, June 18, 1904. The disaster
cost many lives. Miss Petersen was in
a lifeboat with thirty other emigrants.
In launching the boat a hole was
broken in jts stern. During more than
twenty-four hours the girl sat at the
hole bailing out water with a boot given
her by the first mate of the steamer
before he had jumped overboard to
lighten the cargo.
At one time, when the boat filled
rapidly, the men ceased bailing and be
gan to pray.
"Don't pray now," said Miss Peter
sen. "Bail out the water and when
you get to land you can thank God."
After drifting from early on the
morning of June 18 until near noon
of the following day, the boat wa
fhirtyd
icke up by a fishing steamer. The
passengers notified the officers
of the steamship company of Miss Pe
tersen's heroism.
CABNEGIE GIVES TO WELLE8LY.
Wellesly. Mass.. Mar 20.President Caroifae
Hasard of WeUesly coUege at chapel today co.
firmed a report that Andrew Carnegie has
given the college 1125,000 for the ereetjm of
a library, conditional upon the college TI
a like ram. Already $10,000 has heensS
**4v rofljt expwas tta Mssfafi*? S
soon, lie ofBefen*
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