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TYPOS HERE YET
Local Employers Hold a Meeting,
tfhen Cite Agreement to
It Holds Good Until Oct. 1-
Union to Demand 8-Hour
Day Jan. 1.
The executive committee of the Min
neapolis Typothetae met at noon today
to consider the report that the printers'
strike would spread from Chicago to
Minneapolis. The employers say that
there can be no strike before Oct. 1,
as the Typographical union is bound
by its contract not to strike until that
time without first submitting the dif
ferences to arbitration.
"Wo want it understood that the
Typographical union is not looking for
trouble," said N. C. O'Connor, secre
tary of the local union, when questioned
RS to the probability of trouble be
tween the local union and Typothetae.
"We realize that a strike will be bad
for the printers, bad for employers and
bad for the public. We will do all in
our power to avoid trouble, but at the
same time when Jan. 1 comes we will
Insist upon the eight-hour day. By
that time the Typothetae will have had
two years' notice of our demands."
Recruiting Office in St. Paul.
When asked if the Typothetae had
secured an non-union men here for use
in Chicago, Mr. O'Connor said:
They opened a recruiting office in
the Endicott building, St. Paul, and ad
vertised for printers at $19.50 a week.
The yengaged eighteen men and took
six to Chicago. The other twelve joined
the union and are here waiting for us
to secure employment for them. All of
the men who went to Chicago were
country printers and not good for much.
There was one exception, .that was an
apprentice who has been worki ng a year
in Minneapolis at $4 a week. He will
get $19.50. The twelve men who joined
the union did not know that they were
wanted for strike work, and turned
down the Typothetae as soon as they
were told what was doing.
The St. Paul office has been closed
and the men in charge have gone to
Milwaukee to try their hick there.
'Up to the Typathetae."
"Outside the employing printers,
there are but sixteen non-union men in
the twin cities and but one non-union
chop. We don't anticipate trouble and
certainly will not force it before Jan
uary, tho Oct. 1 would be a more ad
vantageous time. If there is nay trou
ble then, the Typothetae will have to
"Our relations with the local Typo
thetae have always been the most
friendly, and I don't think that there
would be the slightest danger of a
strike here were it not for pressure
brought to bear by the national Typo
Speaking of strike prospects Mr.
O'Connor said: "As soon as any of
the Chicago shops which have posted
'open shop' signs employ a non-union
man every union man will walk out and
stav out.' We are well organized and
have a $1*000,000 defense fund 65 per
cent of the shops in America have the
eight-hour day and will not be in
volved in a strike. There will be no
violence connected with any strike
which atoy be inaugurated if the union
ca nhelp it. I fear, tho, that the rough
element may mix in at Chicago."
The Employers' Statement.
The following officers and members
present at the meeting of the executive
committee of the Minneapolis Typothe
George Morrissev, secretary Otto Mil
ler, C. Kimball "and H. Traverse. The
statement which they prepared for pub
The contract at present
tween Minneapolis Typos""-
No. 42 and Minneapolis Typothetae ex
pires Oct. 1, 1905, and until that time
there can be no strike on the part of the
Minneapolis Typographical union, as it is
expressly stipulated in the contract that,
"It is hereby agreed between the Min
neapolis Typothetae and Minneapolis Ty
pographical union No. 42 that during the
life of this agreement no strike or lock
out shall occur, and that any differences
which may arise as to the construction
of this scale of prices or any of its pro
visions shall be settled by arbitration,
provided the parties directly interested
do not reach an amicable agreement.
The arbitration board shall consist of
three members, one to be selected by the
Minneapolis Typothetae, one by Minne
apolis Typographical union No. 42, and
these two, unless able to agree upon nil
points in dispute, to select a third."
The employing printers do not antici
pate any trouble and discredit the accu
racy of the press dispatches announcing
the breaking of the contract by the Ty
pographical union of Minneapolis.
DRAWING TO A HEAD
Union Printers Make Demands on the
Chicago, Aug. 28.Having planned
to raise enough funds to carry a small
army of men on strike indefinitely,
officers of the typographical union
here, today, demanded signed agree
ments from members of the Typothetae
guaranteeing the eight-hour day, un
der threat of instant strike.
B,y aiming to have a general strike
of job printers in all the big cities
near Chicago, from Ohio to Missouri
and Minnesota, local unionists plan to
halt the importation of non-union com
positors from Minneapolis, St. Paul
and other cities where the Chicago ty
pothetae has been advertising for men
to work under "open shop" rules.
With these cities themselves in the
throes of a strike, members of Typo
graphical union No. 16, believe there
would be no surplus printers to be sent
In addition to the six shops here
which posted open shop notices Satur
day, and came under the ban- of the
union, twenty-seven other members of
the Chicago' Typothetae are threat
The union expects that about ten of
the remaining firms will declare for
IOWA FALLS, IOWA.The seml-centennital
of the foundlnK of Iowa Falls is to be cele
torated in an elaborate manner this faU. The
LD/? 57A TESMEN OF
About 500 Girls Married and De
serted by Bunch of Scoun-
He Was at the Head of a Marriage
Syndicate to Rob
Hew York Sun Special) Servioe.
New York, Aug. 28.A former wife
of Dr. George A. Witzhoff, the arch
bigamist, identified his picture as be
ing that of a man who, under many
names had married*, at least twenty girls
'from the East Side, and who was one
of many men who for years had been
marrying women for the' purpose of rob
A Marriage Syndicate."
Therg were in the number of men who
made up the marriage syndicate of which
Witzhoff seemed to be the head, at least
twenty-seven members. They have mar
ried during the last few years at least
500 girls, and that in every case the
wives were deserted at the earliest pos
sible moment after their money and
jewels had been taken.
Witzhoff's Minneapolis Picture.
The woman who identified a picture of
Dr. Witzhoff as the man who married
her and then deserted her after taking
about $800 is Sophie Youcker, who,
when Lawyer Franklin showed her a
picture taken in Minneapolis of Witz
hoff, said that it was without doubt the
photograph of her missing husband.
Miss Youcker said she knew that after
he assumed at different times the names
of Abraham Kreiger, Horowitz, Gluck
er, Schwartz, Cohen, Cahn, Goldstein
and Stein, and that under one or the
other of these names he married dif
ferent girls, only to rob and desert them.
These marriages were all arranged
thru a schatchen or marriage broker.
The "broker participated in the plunder,
and was one of the gang. The plunder
reached at least $25,000.
A man known as Harry Kaufmann
assisted Witzhoff in his schemes, she
said, and the. two had been making a
wholesale business of marriage, robbery
and desertion for years.
Dr. Witzhoff was further identified as
Frederick A. Schote, a native of Neuf
Twp Duluth Women Victims.
Marie Obermayer, now living at No.
1013 Washington avenue, Duluth, says
she is sure she was married a few years
ago to Witzhoff, who, she says, de
serted her six dajns after the weddiwg in
Milwaukee. He then assumed the name
of Dr. Charles Westhoff, she asserts, and
posed as a dentist of wealth and was
about to open an office in Milwaukee.
Miss Obermayer says she gave her hus
band $280, after which he disappeared.
A few days later he came to Duluth
and married Miss Johanna Piser, it is
alleged. MR. STEENERSON
IN A ROMANCE
How the Congressman Reconciled
Eloping Couple and Bride's
Special to The Journal.
Crookston, Minn., Aug. 28.As a se
quel to a happy romance in which Miss
Kitty Torkelson of Neilsville, a niece
of Congressman Steenerson of this city,
and George Anderson, a highly re
spected young man of the same place,
were principals last winter, they yes
terday returned to the young woman's
parental home to receive the forgive
ness of parents and be welcomed back
into the family fold.
Congressman Steenerson, while at
Seattle on his way to the Portland fair,
accidentaly encountered the young peo
ple, who eloped from their homes last
December and were married in Seattle,
and thru his efforts a reconciliation was
Miss Torkelson, before her marriage,
lived on the big farm with her parents,
being an only child, snd until the ar
rival of handsome George Anderson,
she was all obedience to her father' and
mother. George came to work on the
big farm and the result was a short
but ardent courtship, despite the dis
approval of Kitty's parents. George
was forbidden the privilege of even
seeing his sweetheart, and in despair
the young folks planned their elope
When Kitty's parents awoke on the
morning of Dec. 19 they found their
daughter had gone with her sweetheart,
and naught but a letter to explain.
Search was instituted, but for months
nothing was heard of the couple. Fin
ally, thru the postmaster at Seattle.
"Mr. and Mrs. George Anderson"
were located and quite by accident
Congressman Steenerson on his trip
west found them.
KING ALFONSO WILL
VISIT MORE CAPITALS
New York Sun Special Service.
Madrid, Aug. 28.It is officially ^an-
nounced that in September King Alfon
so will start on another trip to Euro
pean courts. He will first visit Berlin,
to assist in the Hamburg maneuvers,
and from there he will go to Vienna.
It has not been decided as yet whether
the young king's itinerary will include
a visit to Italy, but it is highly prob
able it will, altho arrangements are
now being made for his meeting King
Victor Emmanuel in another city than
Rome, in order to"avoid giving offense
to the Vatican.
PHILIPPINE RAILROAD CONTRACTS.
Washington, Aug. 28.The war depart
ment has received a cablegram from Sec
retary Taft, stating that it has been de
cided to postpone the date of the opening
of the proposals for bids for concessionary
contracts or grants with and by the Phll
ippine government in aid of the construe
dates will be announced as soon as contracts xr i
ot railroads taothe Philippine islands
'ire closed tor some of the features. from Nov. 1 until Bee jL laub
tn rioo 1905
AGAINST MR. SHEA
Team Owners' Review Calls Him
an "Unscrupulous Agi
New York Sun Special Service.
Pittsburg, Aug. 28.The Teamown
ers' Review, the official organ of the
Teamowners' Association of America,
will contain the following editorial in
its issue of Sept. 1:
"The International Brotherhood of
Team Drivers, at their last convention
in Philadelphia, re-elected Cornelius P.
Shea to the important position of presi
dent of the organization. Mr. Shea's,
re-election has been a mistake and a
"The incumbent should be a man of
broad mind. He should be possessed
of business attainments and executive
ability. Since his inception into office
and even before that, Mr. Shea's rec
ord shows that he is too fond of wield
ing the 'strike weapon' to gain his
"It is unfortunate for the success of
the team drivers' brotherhood that its
government and administration are in
the grasp of unscrupulous agitators."
SEES NO CHARGE
Dr. Cameron Declares that Can
ada Doesn't Want Our
Special to The Journal,
Des Moines, Aug. 28.:Dr. Esca A.
Cameron, secretary of the institute
geological museum at Toronto, Can., in
a caustic interview given out here, says
that reciprocity with Canada is a dream
and, the "United States should, waste no
time thinking about it.
"When you were ignoring us a few
years ago we would have been glad
to have signed reciprocal trade treaties
with you. Now we don't need you and
don't" want your trade treaties.
"There was a time when I was firm
for annexation," said Dr. Cameron.
"Now I'm opposed to it. We have a
freer and better country than the Uni
ted States. We have better laws and
we enforce them better."
ON COPPER MARKET
He Wants Public to Subscribe
$4,000,000 to His $10,-
Hew York Sun Special Service.
Boston. Aug. 28.Thomas W. Lawson
is planning a great blow at Wall street
and the ''system" by meaWs of a bear
raid on the leading copper stocks, which
have now reached a high level.
He has inserted an advertisement in
the leading papers thruout the country
asking the public to subscribe $4,000,-
000 to $10,000,000 pool, thru which he
will conduct the operations.
fai&fe& rri *iJiTf-.
if 1 1
PRICB TWO CENTS. MONDAY EVENING, AUGUST 28, 1905. 14 PAGEyFIVE O'CLOCK.
Aims of the Workingmen's Party
Explained by Editor of
Their Daily Paper.
fSX TT TrPTTW/STIkT
Editor of the Ghristiania Daily Social'
BY W. B. CHAMBERLAIN,
Managing Editor of The Journal."
Copyright, 1905, by The Minneapolis Journal.
Christ iania, Norway, July 31.The
ferment of unrest has attacked the
industrial classes in Norway, just as
it has in Sweden, and in much the same
way. Trades unionism has spread,
everywhere and there have been many
strikes for the betterment of condi
tions. Many of these have succeeded
and the "workingmen have profited, "by
organization. Here, however, the in
dustrials have :q/ot turned to politics
so ayidly as in the sister kingdom.
The reason, of course, is that already
nearly universal suffrage obtains here,
while in Sweden the masses are still
denied the franchise. The Swedish so
cialists are much stronger proportion
ately than their Norwegian colleagues,
altho they have no greater voice in the
government. In tye Swedish riksdag,
you will remember^Ytherp are but four
socialist members^ iSingUlarly enough,,
there are-also foiifT in the Norwegian
storthing One of them, their leader,
is a minister ,f the established church
and the other three are fishermen from
the west coast! And thereby hangs
Whales as iFishermen's Friends.
The fishing interest is one of the
most important in Norway. A much
smaller industry is that of whale hunt
ing. Now the 'fishermen have a quaint
theory that the whales are the police
men of the ocean, who make the mack
erel and herring and other school fish
"move on." The whales are believed
to chase the schools up into shallow
water where their human enemies can
take them in nets. There have been
several poor seasons in the Norway
fisheries, and "the fishermen implicitly
believe this is caused by the fact that
so many whales have been killed off.
Whether this is true or not is a matter
of dispute, most of the scientists scof
fing at the notion. Nevertheless, the
Continued on 2d Page, 5th Column.
HIS TRUNK ALL PACKED
Uncle SBJIIJNbw^worlldii't it be a joke if the key was in the bottom of the trunk?1
SALE OF TIMBER
MAY BE DELAYED
Pressure from Minnesota May
Cause White Earth Sale to Be
By W. W. Jermane.
Washington, Aug. 28.There is a pos
sibility that the interior department
will yield to pressure from Minnesota
and order a further postponement of
the White Earth timber sale.
Late Saturday Assistant Secretary
Eyan received a telegram from Senator
Clapp, in which strong protest was
made against limiting the time in which
the prospective bidders may examine
lands to Oct. 2, and urging that further
time be allowed for filing bids.
"We are now making an investiga
tion to. determine just what is to be
done,'' said Judge Ryan. Personally,
I have confidence in Senator Clapp, and
what he says has great weight with
me, but I am not entirely convinced
that further postponement' will be for
the best interests of the Indians. Prices
of lumber are good just now, and there
is no telling what, they may be next
season, or even next spring. The de
partment wants to get the highest price
possible for their timber.
Special Agent Downs, who was sent
tp White Earth and Yankton reserva
tions to investigate the "allotments, was
in conference with Indian Commissioner
Leupp today. When asked about the
White Earth timber sal6j_ Mr. Leupp
said there might be some news on that
subject later in the day.
ON NOR. PACIFIC
Discriminating Freight Rates Al
leged on Wheat to Su
Washington, Aug. 28.Complaint
was today filed with the interstate
commerce commission by H. O. Barlow
of Gwinner, N. D., against the North
ern Pacific railroad charging that the
defendant discriminates against Gwin
ner in favor of Leeds and Lisbon,
N. D., in the matter of rates on wheat
and potatoes destined for Superior,"
I is charged the hauls from Leeds
and Lisbon are longer than the haul
from Gwinner, and that the discrim
inations are due solely to the fact that
the shipments are less from the latter
point. EXPERT HUNTING FOR
Hew York Sun Special Servioe.
New York, Aug. 28.David Draper,
F. G. S., of Johannesburg, South Afri
ca, has left for Kentucky to discover
diamonds. Failing there, he will trans
fer his investigations to North Caro
lina. Draper is the discoverer of the
Pretoria diamond mines.
"My presence in this country," said
r. Draper, "is proof positive of my
Mr belief in rich deposits
here. Every indication
''mB&tm^i faWri^MVjftfito^^ m0**m/**'
Stampede to a Spot a Hundred
Miles Southeast of Lady
Chasm Surrounded by Towering
WallsDeath Valley's Great
New York Sun Special Service.
Goldfield, Nev., Aug. 28.-Death Val
ley has given up its secretmaybe.
A hundred miles southeast of Lady
Mountain, in the Bullfrog mining dis
trict, is said to be the hiding place of
Walter Scott, who recently Droke the
railroad record from Los Angeles, Cal.,
Last night there was a stampede to
get to the Bullfrog district.
A hundred expeditions are fitting out
and before Scotty can reach the spot
from San Francisco, it is predicted the
mine will be discovered and all the sur
rounding country staked out.
W. T. Miles has arrived in Bullfrog
from sixty-five miles southeast of Fur
nace Creek ranch, where he says he
found a chasm surrounded on three
sides by towering walls. This, he said,
was Scotty's hiding place.
It was strewn with broken cham
pagne bottles, boxes of canned goods
anW cooking utensils, and bore evidence
of having been visited recently. A
satchel full of^clothing and papers iden
tifying the owner as Scott was also
Husband No. 3, Good at Mathe
matics, Made a List and
Called on the Courts.
New York Sun Special Service.
Philadelphia, Aug. 28.Mrs. Neither
cott, Mrs. Quinn, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Cox,
Mrs. Mitchell, Mrs. Pierson, Mrs. Ma
loney and Mrs. Helper awoke in
Moyamensing prison this morning and
found herself alone. Not one of her
eight husbands, who are" all alive, had
come forward to offer the $800 bail
which holds her on charges of bigamy
Elmer Smith, husband No. 3, who
is good at mathematics, has prepared
a table, proving that Mrs. Helper took
eight husbands in seven years:
Names. Where married. Year.
George Neitfcercott, Elktori, Md 1898
Dennis Quinn, Philadelphia 1899
Elmer Smith, Philadelphia 1900
William Cox, New York. 1901
Walter Mitchell, Philadelphia 1901
Frank Pierson, New York 1903
John Maloney, New York 1904
Walter Hepler, Philadelphia 1903
It was Smith who informed Helper
that only one-eighth of Mrs. Helper's
affections really belonged to each of
them. These two caused her arrest,
,and they appeared against her before
Magistrate Harris in West Philadel
phia. Mrs. Helper, knowing her, power,
threw her arms around Helper as he
entered the courtroom. Tears dropped
from her big, baby-like brown eyes, her
hair, becomingly disheveled, tickled
Helper's nose as she kissed him.
"Let me talk to him alone for thirty
seconds," she pleaded.
"Prisoner to the bar," answered
Magistrate Harris, a Spartan judge.
Smith testified that he married this
captivating woman in July, 1900. He
lived with her nine months, and then
discovered that George Neithercott, a
hat finisher, was her husband.
Smith swore he left her then, but
that he, at least, had never been di
vorced from her.
RUMORS OF GERMAN
TARIFF WAR APPEAR
New York Sun Special Service,
Indianapolis, Aug. 28.Am#ican
manufacturers will lose the German
market unless a wise policy prevails in
tariff matters, is the opinion of Peter
Lieber, now for sixteen years consul
at Dusseldorf. He says:
German manufacturing interests
have stood the unjust competition as
leng as they will, and as the only
means of retaliation lies in the same
method of high tariff schedules, the
next Eeichstag that meets at Berlin
will place a tariff wall about Germany
so high that American products will
be almost wholly excluded from the
kingdom." PATIENT IS CRAZED
BY BRYAN'S TALK
Logansport, Ind., Aug. -Sfi.J. L.
Short, a patient at the northern In
diana hospital for the insane, was taken
to hear the Chautauqua address made
by William J. Bryan. In the midst-of
the address Short leaped from his seat,
screaming wildly, rushed thru the
crowd of many hundreds of people,
plunged into the Wabash river, swam
across and sprinted three miles before
he was overtaken.
WOMAN OF 100 YEARS
ACTIVE IN BUSINESS
Special to The Journal.
Des Moines, Iowa, Aug". 28.At the
ago of 100 years Margaret Scanlon of
this city is looking after her own busi
ness affairs. Today she walked a mile
from her home to the office of a justice
of the peace to file information against
a tenant who has occupied her proper
ty for Several months without paying
rent. She declares she will give her
personal attention to her business un
til she dies.
SERVE NOTICE ON PORTEK^
Constantinople, Aug. 28. A collective
note from the six embassies giving notice
or flie appointment ot' commissioners to
control the finances of Macedonia was pre
sented to the porte today*
**FAIB AND WARMER TONIGHT TUESDAY, SHOWERS
FOR PEACE TODAY
Japanese Make Substantial Con
cessions in Matter of
WILL BE ARBITRATED
And Will Appear as Russia's Pur
chase of the North Half of
Portsmouth, N. H., Aug. 28.The
Associated Press has definite knowledge
that several days ago President Eoose
velt was authorized on behalf of Japan
to waive all claim for indemnity Or re- -J-a
imbursement for the cost of the war,
and to cede back to Eussia the north 4
half of Saghalieh' island, leaving the
'/redemption" price of this half of the
island tor the arbitration of a mixed J^
This statement was transmitted to
the Bussian emperor thru the American
ambassador at St. Petersburg.
Not Understood by Czar.
An Associated Press4
nounced that the czar's reply was par
There is reason to believe that this
proposition on' behalf of Japan was note
clearly understood at Peterhof, but wasf
supposed to be a revival of the effort of
Japan to secure an indemnity under the
guise of purchase.
Arbitration is Possible.
It is believed the conference which
was held last evening between Messrs.
Witte and Takahira- was for the pur
pose of clearing up the situation, and
it is now not improbable that following
the precendent of its ally, Great Brit
ain, Japan will agree to settle the whole
question of the redemption price% of
Sagflialien as tKe Dogger ba^ik disputes
The Japanese contention is that Sag
halien island is de facto Japanese terri
tory, and that Russia has no means at
her command for its present recovery.
It is understood that Mr. Witte has
accepted this view in principle, and
expressed the judgment that Russia
should pay something in the nature of
redemption money. It "is believed that
the Tokio council which is in session
this morniqg is considering this phase
of the question.
How the President Has Proceeded.
Emperor Nicholas' reply to Ambassa
dor Meyer-last week was of such a na
ture as to preclude an-Pther tentative
proposal in that direction alone. Later
the way might be open, but for the mo
ment to offer new advice in the face' of
what practically amounted to an ulti
matum from the czar on the subject of
indemnity, might be to court a rebuff.
Representations at Tokio would per
haps not constitute a change in the
president's attitude. Heretofore he
has not acted as mediator, but as the
head of a state friendly to both parties,
tendering his good offices and friendly
advice impartially and simultaneously
The president took good care that
this should be distinctly understood.
The compromise he suggested to Peter
hof, he suggested simultaneously to To
kio. It would seem more probable,
therefore, that the president has Wot at
tempted to influence directly the ques
tion of Japan's response to the flat re
fusal of Russia to pay anything in the
shape of indemnity.
All eyes turn to Tokio, where the
momentous question is being and in
deed, perhaps, already has been, decid
ed. The result of the meeting of the
cabinet and elder statemen today was
awaited with feverish anxiety.
Views of the Envoys.
Mr. Witte frankly expresses skepti
cism of the effect of any new proposal
Japan may be able to offer. He does
not believe Japan.will withdraw entire
ly her demand for reimbursement foi
the expenses of the war, and to scale if
down or attempt to disguise it in an
other form, he declares, would noi
change the situation.
Mr. Takahira is quoted as having re
plied in the negative when asked if
any modification of the Japanese pro
posal would touch the question of in
demnity. But such a response may only
have been technical.
A Way Out of the Impasse.
A clear road out of the imbroglio
by. which Japan could obtain a very
large sum- and Russia stand
present declaration can be discerned,#rheyb
if Japan will offer in a new proposal
to withdraw the price she places uporf
the redemption of the northern half
of the island and place it upon a basis,
for instance, such as the president
suggested, of determination by a mixed
Acceptance by Russia would in tur
involve a change upon the part of the
St. Petersburg government. But in
demnity as a stumbling block would
be out of the way and renewed pres
sure could properly be put on Emperor
Mr. Witte personally, it is believed,
sympathizes with such a solution and
would not be averse to" a genuine re
demption, as' he recognizes the fact
of possession of the island by Japan
and her claim to reimbursement for its
If the meeting today of the Tokio
cabinet and elder statesmen under the
presidency of the emperor sans^Jons
some such new proposal, as there%4,"
reason to believe it will, the proposi
tion will seem to be so fair that Em
peror Nicholas could not refuse with
out assuming before the world the re
sponsibility of continuing the war.
In a twinkling, therefore, if Japan
now. absolutely withdraws her bill for
"the cost of the war," the basis of
an accord may be reached. One of the
chief remaining dangers would un
doubtedly be a false gaging at St. Pe
tersburg of Japan's attitude. The con
ciliatory spirit Japan displayed in her
compromise proposal of Wednesday, if
now emphasized by a still further re
cession, is apt to be interpreted at St.
Petersburg as a symptom of great
weakness and might only serve to
make the emperor and his advisers at
Peterhof more obdurate. 4
The President Is Doubtful.
San Francisco, Aug. 28."President
Roosevelt told me that he did not be-
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