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CAMPAIGN FUND AS
DEMOCRATS9
WAR IN CONGRESS
ON REPDBLICANS
Financial Affairs of 1904 Cam
paign to Be Exploited by
Democrats.
INSPIRED STATEMENT
AN INDEX TO WORRY
Vublication Made for Cortelycra
Taken as Evidence of
Nervousness.
Journal Speoial Service.
Washington, Dec. 4.Walter Well
man, in a special to the Chicago Rec
ord Herald, says tbo republican cam
paign fund will be the demorcratie tar
get at the opening of congress. Ho
says in part:
"Tho a good many democratsin
the opinion of Mr. Hay of Virginia
altogether too manyhave been 'fol
lowing the lead of President Roose-
velt,' the old spirit of partv zeal is
not yet dead. vVe have not come to
any millemum of non-partizanship in
congress or in the country. Tt is tm
doubtedly true that the democrats as a
wholf feel little courage or hope so
far as the immediate future is con
cerned, but the best proof that they
are going to gird up their loins and do
the best they can is found in the fact
that the congressional leaders of the
democratic faith have alreadv decided
tipon a program which produces not a
little nervousness the republican
camp.
"The financial affairs of the 1904
campaign are to be exploited on tho
floor in both houses. Congress will not
Lave been many weeks in session be
fore the democrats open up their bat
teries with an attack upon the republi
can party in general, and Postmaster
General Cortelyou in particular.
Hughes to Summon Cortelyou.
"According to newts from New York
city, Mr. Hughes, the insurance inquis
itor, proposes to summon Mr. Cortelyou
before his committee to answer ques
tions
asuads
$
indwhicth
cam-
wermanner procure las year
Statements are made in New York to
the effect that eighteen big corporations
were assessed so much each and that
ail paid their assessment into the re
publican coffers.
"Evidence of the republican nervous
ness over the campaign-funds matter is
found in the fact that the Washington
"Post vesterday appeared with what is
manifestly an inspired statement con
cerning tie last year's campaign. As
if anticipating the rumored insurance
inquiry and the threatened democratic,
attaek on thp floors of congress, Chair
man Cortelyou, or some one for him,
offers an "explanation in the columns of
the Post.
Carnegie's Contribution.
"One of the most interesting state
ments made this inspired and semi
authoritativo defense is that one man
subscribed between $75,000 and $100,-
000 to the Eoosevelt campaign fund.
The n'i'no cf that man is not given, and
it is said his name never appeared on
the books of the committee. But it is
easy to guess that this generous sub
scriber was none other than Andrew
Carnegie. In these dispatches last year,
1 announced the fact that Mr. Carne
gie had sent word to Mr. Eoosevelt that
he would not see the president defeated
by the rich men who were inimical to
him, provided he (Mr. Carnegie) had
enough money to counteract their in
fluence and offerings.
The Hyde Contributions.
Another interesting statement made
in this inspired publication is one that
concerns the campaign contributions of
James Hazen Hyde and his ambition to
become the American ambassador to
Paris. Chairman Cortelyou is on rec
oid officially as having made no prom
ises of any character to contributors
of the republican fund. At the same
time it is undoubtedly true that when
young Mr. Hyde gave his money to the
rppublican managers he expected to get
the French ambassadorship in return.
Someone, not Chairman Cortelyou, must
have misled him.
"Young Hyde probably had heard
stories of how foreign missions had
been bought thru campaign contribu
tions in the past.
"One of our present ambassadors
JSurope, and probably two, secured pre
ferment in the same manner. Young
Mr. Hyde's misfortune was that he
put up the cash and failed to secure
delivery of the goods. All these facts
the democrats are expected to dig out
and make the most of when they open
up their batteries in congress."
What the Post Printed.
The Washington Post prints, under
a New York date, the article that pur
ports to give an account of the funds
collected by Chairman Cortelyou and
Treasurer Bliss of the republican na
tional committee for use the cam
paign of 1904, when President Eoose
velt was elected. The Post says the
story is authoritative. It is claimed
that the figures given are the same
that will be sworn to by Treasurer
Bliss and Chairman Cortelyou if they
go on the stand in the insurance in
vestigation New York.
The total fund of the national com
mittee in 1904 is placed at $1,900,000.
The largest single contribution was $75,-
000 or $100,000 from an unknown
source.
The fund of $1,900,000 is compared
with $2,800,000 said to have been raised
for the election of Mr. McKhi'lev in
1900 and $3,800,000 for his first cam
paign in 1896. The fund expended by
the democratic national committee for
the election of Mr. Cleveland in 1892 is
placed at $4,100,000.
Balance in Treasury.
The republican national committee is
credited with havin'g a balance of $100,-
000 at the close of last year's campaign,
the remainder of the fund being ac
counted for as follows:
Remittances to state committees,
$700,000 for literature, $550,000: main
taining speakers' bureaus, $175,000 for
lithographs, advertising, etc., $150,000
salaries and expenses at headquarters,
$100,000 miscellaneous expenditure,
$50,000.
While more than 4,000 contributors to,
the campaign fund are known, they are
said to constitute but forty per cent of
the total number furnishing money, the
identity of the other 60-per cent not be-
Continued on 2d Page, 4th Column.
TARGET
GREAT PROBLEMS
BEFORE CONGRESS
Session Opened Today Confronted
with Unusual Number of Diffi
cult Questions.
SENATE AN OBSTACLE
TO PRESIDENT'S PLANS
Railroad Rate Bill in for Opposi
tion by Capitalist's Friends
in Upper House.
Washington, Dec. 4.The first
session of the fifty-ninth congress
convened, today at 12 o'clock, vice
President Fairbanks called the sen
ate to order, while the house was
called to order "by Clark McDowell.
$
By W. W. Jermane.
Washington, Dec. 4.The session of
congress which begins today will be
the most important of President Roose
velt's administration, and one of the
most important of recent years, except
The German Situation.
The German situation will reach a
crisis during the life of this session of
congress. The attitude of stand-pat
republicans does not promise that it
will be possible for us to meet Ger
many half way on any proposition she
may assent to, and yet the equities
seem to be almost entirely with that
country.
Our failure to do the fair thing at
this time not only threatens to deprive
us of one of our most important export
markets, but it may pave the way to
German aggression in South America. In
Brazil and Argentine Germany has been
colonizing^for many years?not by send-,
ing. her citisen.su to those countries to
"become part arid parcel" of the local
population, as has been the case with
Germans coming to the United States
but by having them retain their ties to
the fatherland. A German movement
toward any part of South America
would at once arouse more than 200,000
Germans of soldier age on that conti
nent, who, at a word, would hoist the
Ceiman standard.
Our amicable understanding with
Germany in the past has prevented any
outbreak thus far added to the impor
tant fact that perhaps Germany nas
rot felt that the time was ripe for
demonstration but once let a break
come, thru our own offending, and it
is feared the way would at once be
open for aggressive action, resulting,
possibly, in a demand that we defend
the Monroe doctrine by force of arms.
ing the one which declared war against mer Governor Fif er of Illinois on the
Spain in defense of Cuban liberty. It interstate-commerce commission. At
will be a session in which grave ques- the conclusion of the conference the
tions of internal economy will come announcement was made that the presi-
up, and questions concerning our atti- dent woul dappoint Franklin Lane of
tude toward other countries, and it will. San Francisco to the vacancy created
require the wisest statesmanship to I by Mr. Fifer's resignation, which takes
steer the ship of state safely thru all. effect Jan. 1 next.
the difficulties that may beset it.
Congress will be called upon to pass
upon eight questions of more than usual
significance, three of which are inter
national, and five purely national. The
three former have to do with Germany
and our trade in that country the
Eoosevelt corollary to the Monroe doc
trine, as illustrated in the Santo Do
mingan situation, and the isthmian ca
nal. The five latter embrace railroad
rates, insurance, statehood, the federal
deficit and Eeed Smoot.
Two Questions Linked.
This South Americans is
bound up with trade matters
as will come before congress this
mind oquestion
and
i
W1
diplomats
hGerman
5the.y
ter
and others who have given the ques
tion careful thought, there is the high
est necessity that we so act as to in
sure a continuation of the era of good
feeling with Germany, unless we are
prepared to take any consequences that
may follow failure to do so.
Commercial disputes will, of course,
not be the cause for such action on
Germany's part as is here hinted at
the cause will be one of long standing,
namely, the importance to Germany or
colonial possessions but these same
commercial disputes may easily the
immediate occasion should Germany
believe that the time has come for ac
tion. It is well known that the presi
dent is impressed with the seriousness
of the German outlook, and that his
anxiety to have the trade question set
tled in a spirit of fairness 4 that
country has back of it considerably
more than the considerations which
that trade question alone involves.
Santo Domingo Affairs.
The senate, it is hoped, will be
prompt to ratify the treaty with Santo
JJommgo, thus indorsing the plan which
the president has put under way in
that country for preserving European
respect for the Monroe doctrine. Fail
ure to ratify this treaty would seem
to be the height of folly, and yet
there is so much latent opposition to
the treaty in the senate as to make it
out of the question for definite predic
tions to be made.
The senate, controlled largely by the
financial interests of the country, can
be depended upon to the last to favor
those interests. The American money
market is not a unit on the Santo
Domingan case, and it is quite possible
that affairs may take such a turn during
the winter as to carry ratification over
at least another session of congress.
This delav is exasperating to the
European creditors of that small coun
try, and would try the patience of the
Roosevelt administration almost to the
breaking point.
There is so much more involved in
this case than Santo Domingo, or any
purely financial question, as to make
serious delay on the part of the senate
almost a crime against the whole of
the new world. And yet these immense
interests seem to weigh very little in
the senate scale when there is opposed
to "them the selfish interests of a few
American money lenders or traders.
Thus the Monroe doctrine, which has
to do directly with the Santo Domingo
case, may also come into the question
of our trade relations with Germany.
These two questions are, therefore, of
the highest interest and importance, not
only to our people, but to the countries
to the south of us also.
The Canal Question.
The isthmian canal question may
come before congress in a way that
will reopen the entire matter, and again
indefinitely delay the work of canal
construction. The enemies of the Pan-
Continued on 9th Page, 2d Column. %%%rAr%%a^x%r:ox:t,K4^
BALFOUR TENDERS
HIS RESIGNATION
Campbell Bannerman, Premier
Presumptive, Is Summoned to
Meet the King.
Londcn, Dec. 4.-Premier Balfour
visited King Edward at Buckingham
palace this afternoon, and, it is under
stood, tendered the resignation of the
cabinet.
Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, was
soon after summoned to an interview
with the king.
It is expected that an official an
nouncement of the resignation of the
ministry and the king's acceptance of
the resignation will oe published to
night.
Sir Henry arrived today from Scot
land, and the liberal statesmen were
hurriedly summoned from all parts of
the kingdom to confer with him pre
sumably on the composition of the new
cabinet, John Morley. James Bryce,
Herbert Henry Asquith, Sir Edward
Grey and Herbert John Gladstone, all
of whom are believed to be slated for
secretaryships, were closeted with Sir
Henry early in the day.
LANE WILL SOGGEED
FIFER ON COMMISSION
Washington, Dec. 4.Senators Per
kins and Flint of California called on
the presidetn today to discuss with him
the appointment of a successor to for-
$16,500,000 IS ASKED.
FOR WORK ON CANAL
Washington, Deo. 4.Representative
Hepburn today introduced a bill to
amend the Panama canal law, so as to
facilitate the sale of bonds ana appro
priating $16,500,000 to be immediately
available for canal construction. The
bill provides that the $16,500,000 ap
propriated shall continue available until
expended, but it is provided that all
expenses from the appropriation shall
be reimbursed to the United States
treasury out of the proceeds of the sale
of bonds.
The bill provides that a detailed
statement of the expenditures from this
and subsequent appropriations for the
construction of the isthmian canal shall
be made annually to congress at the be
ginning of each regular session.
COTTON CROP REPORT
MAKES PRICES JUMP
Washington, Dec. 4,The cotton crop
bulletin issued today by the department
of agriculture estimates the total yield
at 10,167,818 bales of 500 pounds gross
weight, not including linters. The area
picked and to be picked is estimated at
26,117,153 acres, a reduction of 882,-
399 acres or 3.3 per cent reduction from
the acreage estimated as planted.
It was officially announced that the
delay in the issuance of the report was
caused by a wide divergence in reports
of ^yield per acre, which caused pro
longed discussion.
New York, Dec. 4.The first sale fol
lowing the announcement of the govern
ment figures was made at 25 points or
Jc a pound higher than the price just
before the announcement.
New Orleans, Dec. 4.Cotton jumped
up 31 to 40 points on the reading of the
government report. Mareh was 12.31
cents at 1 p.m.
mmm*m
Defective Page
SETBACK IN COURT
REBATE CASE
,_
Federal Judge Decides His Court
Without Jurisdiction Over
Government's Action^',
Kansas City, Dec. 4.Judge John F.
Phillips in the United States district
court for the western district qf Mis
souri today delivered tin opinion hold
ing that his oourt was without juris
diction in the cases brought here by
the federal ^ov^rnment charging the
Missouri Pacifie-jl the Santa Fe and
other railways twtth giving rebates on
shipments of saltan Kansas and on coal
in Colorado, anebnther products in vio
lation of the EJkins act. The motion
of the railways to quash the jproceed
ings was granted.
On March 25j 1002, at the instiga
tion of the attorney general's office
at Washington, Judge Philips granted
a temporary order restraining the Mis
souri Pacific,/the Santa Fe, the Alton,
the Burlington and the Rock Island
companies from giving alleged rebates
on various products. Last summer M.
D. Purdy, assistant attorney general,
brought additional proceedings, citing
the officials of the railways named for
contempt OH the allegation that they
had violated the court's order in con
tinuing to .give ^rebates.
The contempt proceedings were ar
gued in Judge Philips-' court on Nov.
18, when the attorneys "for the railways
moved that the proceedings be quashed,
claiming that the court was without
jurisdiction.
Judge Philips today, in delivering his
opinion, which sustained the motion of
the railroads, went into detail in cov
ering the points involved.
LA FOLLETTE STILL
WORKSON MESSAGE
Administration Leaders Plan to
Take Recess Immediately After
Calling Session to Order.
Special to The Journal.
Madison, Wis., Nov. 4.Governor La
Follette was still at werk on his mes
sage this morning. It is understood the
plan of the administration leaders was
to organize at 3 o'clock and then take
a recess till this evening, when the
message will be read.
It was said by an administration
leader today that the plan in insur
ance matters is to appoint a legislative
investigation committee rather than at
tempt any legislation at this session.
This committee will report to the next
legislature, but, of course, if any vio
lation of laws should be discovered,
the attorney general could act in the
meantime.
LIEBTE5|5W
-CEBt tlllS N1TM1werh
Gebtt, P. I.. Dec. 1.Via Manila.
Lieutenant Charles Pendleton of the
constabulary ordered four native sol
diers into the vehicle in which he was7
driving. A native policeman stopped
him and ordered him to light the lamps
on the vehicle, when Pendleton shot
him dead. He then continued on his
way, but returned later and obtained
the body, which he delivered to the
police, asserting that he had found the
man dead on the road. The soldiers
accompanying him confirmed his story
until today, when they broke down.
Pendleton had been drinking. Pendle
ton's family lives at Atlanta, Ga. He
was formerly a sergeant in the Seven
ty-first regiment of New York. He has
been held for murder.
DR. VOir LETTTHOXD DEAD.
Berlin, Dec. 4.-Professor Dr. Von Leuthold,
surgeon general of the army and the emperor's
body physician, is dead.
SHOT WHITE SPOT
-AHB KILLED A MAN
A Minneapolis Hunter Chief Actor
in an Itasca County
1 Tragedy.
W. E. Gilson, a well-known young
sportsman of Minneapolis, may have to
face a serious charge in the courts of
Itasca county for Bhooting Ole Evebo,
whom he mistook for a rabbit in the
brush.
Evebo died Saturday at St. Mary's
hospital, West Superior. The residents
and authorities of Itasca county are
stirred up over the matter. The state
law now provides that a man shall be
charged with manslaughter if he kills
a human being thru carelessness in
hunting.
Gilson, who is employed in the "bag
gagerooms at the Minneapolis union
passenger station, was hunting about
two weeks ago with a party of friends
near Spring Lake, Itasca county. On
the last morning of their hunt they
went out to bring in their deer and pre
pare for their return home. On the
road they shot rabbits for the sport of
it, and as the underbrush was thick,
they had to shoot quickly. Suddenly
the hunters thought they spied a rab
bit in the brush and Gilson raised his
rifle and. shot with the usual alertness.
He was horrified to hear a scream of
pain from the bush and, rushing into
the thicket, he found Evebo uncon
scious and the blood flowing from a
wound in his groin. He had been work
ing for Dempsey & Dougherty, con
tractors, and his white skin had been
mistaken for the rabbit seen a few min
utes before. The hunting party carried
the man to the camp and a physician
was summoned, who ordered him sent
to the Superior hospital. His thigh was
shattered and he was badly injured in
ternally. He lingered in an uncon
scious state until Saturday.
Altho the shooting was purely acci
dental and witnessed by Gilson's
friends, George H. Spear, the county
attorney of Itasca county, will prob
ably prosecute according to the law.
Mr. Gilson is almost prostrated by tho
affair, and he even remained some time
with Evebo at the hospital. Before he
died, Evebo said he did not blame Gil
son, as he might have done the same
thing himself.
TWO BABES SMOTHER
UNDER BED-CLOTHES
Two small babes, too carefully
wrapped up in their cradles, because of
the cold, were smothered to death early
yesterday morning.
Mildred "Widing, the 1-year-old daugh
ter of J. Widing 4453 Lyndale avenue S
was found dead in her bed and the
heavy bedclothes over her face showed
that she had been suffocated.
The other case was that of the
3-week's-old child of J. W. Smiley. 1620
Fifth street SE. The mother left the
child in the cradle to go to breakfast
aa/l returned to find it dead under the
heavjjr quilts.
^Ceroner Eastler was summoned in
ot cases and decided that inquests
unnecessary.
RIDICULES REPORT
OF ACTIONS BY POPE
Journal Speoial Service.
Omaha. Dec. 4Father ColaWeri, chan
cellor or Omaha diocese, speaking for
Bishop Scannel, said last night that the
report sent out that the pope had con
firmed the excommunication of Miss
Hamilton and other Cathalics who at
tended the Pritchett-Kennedy weddhug
was a canard. "The report is utterly
ridic lous," he said.
London, Dec. 4.An official memorandum is
sued by the admiralty states that as the result
of the recent reforms the next estimates for the
nary will show a reduction of $7,600,000 beyond
the redaction of $17,500,000 made last spring.
The admiralty considers that the present stra
tegic requirements will necessitate the building
of four large armored ships annually.
&<
CRAWFORD GOES^ifr.
TO THE GALLOWS
Murderer Leaves St. Cloud for
Elk River with His Execu-
tioner.
LAST EFFORT^ TO SAVE
HIM ABE UNAVAILING
Condemned Man Refuses to See
Woman Believed to $e His
Mother.
Special to The Journal.
St. Cloud, Minn., Dec. 4.The last
effort to save C. D. Crawford, con
demned to be hanged tomorrow morning
for the murder of Heine Lundeen, was
made today. It failed and Crawford
leaves today with Sheriff Ward for Elk
River. The train is due there shortly
after midnight, and the death sentence
will be carried out at once.
A writ of habeas corpus was secured
from Judge L. L. Baxter of the district
court by James Cormican, Attorney
Cary's law partner, on the ground
that there were irregularities in
the trial that the fact was not
proved a murder was committed
Sherburne county that the par
doning board acted as an unconstitu
tional body in granting the reprieve
last August, and that a judge, as-chief
justice and member of the pardoning
board, was acting in a dual capacity.
The writ was made returnable imme
diately and at the hearing the petition
was denied.
Last Hope Shattered.
Notice of appeal was made to the
supreme court and Attorney Cormican
asked Judge Baxter for a stay of sen
tence pending action on the appeal. Mr.
Gary appealed to Attorney General
Young to advise granting the stay. He
refused, and the stay was denied. This
shattered the last hope of saving the
condemned man, as no one thinks it
possible that the supreme Court will
grant a stay.
Thruout this exciting period, when
every effort was being made in his be
half, Crawford maintained wonderful
composure, hoping to the last, and when
informed that nothing more could be
done, he displayed no evidence of break
ing down.
The first time Crawford gave way to
any feeling was when he received a let
ter from Rev. Mr. Wilkinson of Minne
apolis, stating that a woman had called
on him, who he believes to* "be the
mother of the condemned man. Craw
ford begged that the woman be kept
away, fie said he did not want to see
iJhat he jffa^rflftdrtaiiforftftA 4
not want to see any of his relatives. It
is believed here that tEe l*cjtttttt is
Crawford's mother.
Search for Governor.
Crawford's attorneys tried to find
Governor Johnson at St. Paul today, but
could not reach him. Under the law,
the entire pardon board must concur in
granting a reprieve, but the attorneys
claim that the pardon board is not a
legally constituted body, and that the
governor alone has the power to re
prieve or pardon. As the governor has
no authority to pass on such a constitu
tional question, it is not,, possible that
he will take any action. The pardon
board is distinctly provided for in the
constitution itself, and Attorney Gen
eral Young said this morning:
"It will not accomplish much to try
to argue that the constitution is uncon
stitutional.
Under the very shadow of the gal
lows Crawford changed his mind re
garding religious matters and on Sat
urday night was baptized and reoeived
in the Catholic church by Father Goe
bel, pastor of the St. Cloud cathedral.
Crawford explained his reasons for his
change of heart to a Journal repre
sentative who visited him in the
Stearns county jail at St. Cloud yes
terday.
"Ithave always had more respect
for the Catholic church than for any
other," he said. "'When I was a boy
I attended both Methodist and Baptist
Sunday schools, but they always evaded
questions, with long talks about some
thing else. I was too bashful to press
them for an answer, but just the same
I never forgot the question I asked,
and was not fooled by their long talk.
I asked a Minneapolis priest to come to
me, and he sent Father Goebel, who
answered my questions right off in plain
language. I am very glad that I nave
joined the church*."
Crawford spoke calmly about his im
pending doom. The only manifestation
of the anxiety he must have felt was
his eagerness to talk and his evident
?'ho
leasure in having someone to talk to.
he was in a talkative mood he
carefully evaded the points upon
which he has maintained silence thru
out.
Speaking of Attorney E. S. Cary'c
motion for a writ of habeas corpus, he
said: "Gary has treated me like a
priicev I don't believe the motion will
save me, but if it will do Cary any good,
he is welcome to make it. He can do
anything with my case which will help
him in any way. I won't interfere, it
is the only way I can repay him. Per
sonally, I should prefer to have it over
with as soon as possible.
Sheriff J. P. Bernick and his assist
ants have treated me fine. I think the
climate here agrees with me, for I am
getting fat."
L. M. Balch, the turnkey at the jail,
says that Crawford is one of the best
and most accommodating prisoners who
have been in his charge. Crawford's
coolness and good nature have won a
large measure of the respect and lik
ing of all who have been thrown in con
tact with him.
y- t/,'l~px "*r
Sheriff Changes Flans. I,
Sheriff Ward arrived from Erk River
late today. He was accompanied by
Sheriff Palmer of Anoka and With Sher
iffs Bernick, Stearns and Tanner of
Little Falls will leave with Crawford
on the 4 o'clock train on the Northern
Pacific.
Plans for the trip have been changed,
and instead of taking the prisoner past
Elk River, to avoid a possible crowd
there, the sheriffs, with their man, will
get off at the watertank, a mile outside
of the village. A conveyance will be
waiting ana the party will be driven
into town and direct to the station,
which connects directly with the en
closure containing the scaffold. Craw
ford will be kept there under a guard
of officers till between 12 and 1 *clock
tonight, when the execution will take
place.
Father Goebel went from here on the
same train.
A IMEE TONIGHT AND TUESDAT.
WORLD^INTHE DARK
Read the "Wants*'
Ton Will Always Find Soma*/
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thing of Interest in the Jour-
nal's Classified Page.
O'CLOCK.
AS TORUSS REVOLT
CZAR'S
:r
CAPITALOFFTCP STILt
No Tidings from St. Petersburg
Since Saturday Dispatches
by Courier.
TELEGRAPHERS HOLD
CURTAIN ON RUSSIA
Demand from League of League*
probably Delivered to Pre
mier Witte.
'?&*& *&.**.*
London, Dec. 4.3:52 p.m.No dis
patches from St. Petersburg or eisA
where in Russia, with the exception 64
a brief message from Warsaw, nave ar
rived in London, since those dated Sat
urday, which came in via Eydtkuhnen
East Prussia, during the night. Th
latest messages received by the Russiar
embassy, also dated Saturday, came bj
the same route. They contained n
information in regard to the situation,
The foreign office has heard nothing
from the British embassy at St. Peters*
burg, since communications were sev
ered.
A dispatch from Haparanda, Swe
den, via Stockholm* .says there are no
indications of the probable duration of
the telegraphers' strike. No disturb
ances have occurred in Finland.
A news agency telegram from Liver
pool says a cable message has been re
ceived there from Odessa, stating that
all was quiet and hoping that the teleg
raphers'' strike will end Dec. 4. The
date'the dispatch was sent from Odes
sa is not given.
The St. Petersburg correspondent of^
the Times in a dispatch dated Dec 2,'
says that reaction is rapidly gaining
the upper hand at Tsarskoe-Selo.
Troops are being drafted to St,
Petersburg as bloodshed appears to be
imminent, with Count Witte powerless
to stem the tide. The people are
hoping for a miracle to avert the
cataclysm.
Plans for New Demands.
Warsaw, Dec. 4.A decisive meeting
of the League of Leagues is expected
to be held today in St. Petersburg,
where a project for a constituent as
sembly will be adopted and a demand
for its acceptance will be presented to
Premier Witte. The league will wait
for an answer until Wednesday, and
in case the government refuses to grant
the demand the League of Leagues is
resolved, it is understood, to act iade
pendentiy in accordance with what it
declares to be the wishes of the peo
ple. As*
StocfcaJftgHpi Over. J*i
Berlin1,
Dec. 4.Prices_on the bourse
today were very weak. Russians fell
sharply, but partly recovered. Ameri
cans we're steady. Russian bonds had
one of the worst days of the year on the
Berlin bourse. Enormous quantities of
government and railway securities were
thrown upon the market apparently at
whatever they would briteg. A slight
improvement in the middle of the ses
sion proved but temporary, and the
downward course was soon resumed with
greater intensity than ever.
The heaviest fall was state rentes of
184, which lost 5 per cent. The Rus
sian loan of 105 subscribed for in Ger
many fell 3 points. The drops in tail*
way securities were somewhar less
than in the case of government securi
ties. Speculative selling of St. Peters
burg exchange assumed new dimen
sions. December bills sold down to
213.25 and January down to 210%.
Paris 216. Fear is expressed least the
St. Petersburg treasury find it neces
sary to avail itself of the reserves of
the Imperiau bank to such an extent as
to impair the gold standard.
Various rumors were circulated on
the bourse in regard to ostensible nego
tiations of the Mendelssohn bank with
German and other financiers to raise
money to meet Russia's interest pay
ments on her foreign debts, all of which
are most probably false.
The Berlin market has grown exceed
ingly nervous about the Russian situa
tion and holders
oabout
deeply concerned1
mk
Russian bonds are
the future de
velopments. The Russian section of the
bourse monopolized the traders' atten
tion today. Transactions in Russians
were effected with the wild roar cus
tomary in Wall street on exciting days.
Outbreak of Troops Feared. \-^4
St. Petersburg, Dec. 2, via Eydt
kuhnen, Dec. 3.The most elaborate
precautions have been taken against
a feared outbreak by the troops as a
result of the Sevastopol mutiny.
The naval battalions have been com
pletely won over by the revolutionaries
and are almost beyond control. They
have been deprived of their arms.
The striking telegraphists declare
they have ample funds and that they
will not yield, even at the risk of dis
missal.
Telegraph officials on the railroads
refuse to forward government or pri
vate dispatches, but are willing for
the present to send and receive tele
grams relating to the railroad service.
The banks here are having all ordi
nary letters addressed to them for
warded from the postoffice at Edyt
kuhnen by their own messengers dur
ing the interruption of communica
tions. 5
Military Outbreaks^
Reports have reached several of the
embassies of military outbreaks in the
Baltic provinces, particularly at Reval,
where the reservists are said to be in,,
open mutiny. Confirmation of these re
ports cannot be obtained.
Citizens from Nikolaieff, Ekaterinos
lav and Odessa arrived today bringing
overwhelming evidence of the con
nivance and even the participation of
the military and the police in anti
Jewish excesses. The members of the
unions are greatly incensed at this and
speeches have been made at their meet
ings calling on the proletariat to ereet
barricades.
It is expected that a railway striks
will be declared either tomorrow or
Monday. Monday is a holiday, which
fact will enable the workmen to meet
and decide on a common plan of action.
'"**t^ More Hopeful View.
St. Petersburg, Saturday Evening,
Dec. 2.By courier $ Edytkuhnen,
East Prussia, Dec. 3.There is per
ceptible a more confident feeling in
government circles ^tonight. It is be
eved that the danger of an immediate
general political strike and railroad,
tieup is past and that the workmen's
council will stand by a compromise un-'
der which governmental and private
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