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SUBMITS PLAN TO
Idea of Minneapolis Man
Being Considered by Presi
Several of the Provisions Have
Been Heartily Indorsed by
Plans for the punishment and pre
vention of railroad rate abuses, in
cluding discriminations and exorbitant
rates, will be the most closely followed
feature of the present congress, and
while the thousand and one plans to be
offered are being considered it will be
necessary to consider one Minneapolis
plan. The plan is already in Washing
ton, where it has received considerable
attention from President Eoosevelt, At
torney General Moody and the inter
State commerce commission.
The plan is the work of Charles J.
Traxler, a Minneapolis attorney with
offices in the Lumber Exchange. As
counsel for a number of freight receiv
ers associations he has become inter
ested in the freight problem and for
years has made a close study of it.
In November the plan wa*s brought to
the attention of President Eoosevelt
by a certain congressman who had be
come interested. Thru Secretary Loeb
the president asked the details of the
plan and was furnished them. Later
more information was ashed by the at
torney general and since that time there
has been a continued correspondence
between Mr. Traxler, Attorney General
Moody and Edward A. Mosley, secre
tary of the interstate commerce com
Provisions of the Plan.
Most of the provisions of the Traxler
rtan are entirely original, but some of
are in line with the more recent
plans proposed by the interstate com
mission itself. In one particular this is
especially true. Both plans abandon the
idea of a special court and substitute
the United States circuit and district
Mr. Traxler's plan, which is prepared
from the standpoint of the receiver
and therefore the payer of freight, pro
vides first for the appointment or a
non-political body, as is the interstate
commerce commission at present. It
gives that commission full power to
investigate all complaints relating to
irregular rates, discriminating rates
midnight schedules, special charges,
private car lines, etc., covering this
ground completely, and the right to in
stitute proceedings wherever deemed
necessary or advisable.
Railroads Pis Rates.
It does not give the commission
power to fix rates, but leaves that
power with the railroads. All investi
gations are to be instituted in the
united States circuit or district court in
the district where the cause of action
arose. It provides for a referee, simi
lar to the referee in bankruptcy, before
whom all hearings shall be held and
who will report all findings to the court,
the findings of the^ referee in all cases
to be final. The court is then given
power to pass judgment either by the
fixing of damages or by the issuance of
restraining orders to prevent the re
currence of the act.
Cause being shown why action should
be begun before the referee, the rail
made, is shifted to the railroad com
pany, which shall then appear to ius
tify or defend the existing rate. The
expense of the prosecution and the
court shall be born.e by the commission.
To Prevent Delay.
There is a further provision that the
referee shal report his findings to the
tio to the court inside of twenty days
either term or in chambers. This
is to prevent delay and the contin
uance of the rate if it be un-just.
When the rate or practice complained
of has been found improper or un-)ust,
the carrier involved may be ordered
to make a new rate. If it is not satis
factory the same charges may be
brought again until such time as a
proper rate has been secured. If the
charges fail and the rate is sustained
it will stand until conditions may arise
that will necessitate a change.
The plan therefore has three original
FirstIt leaves the rate-making
power with the lailroads.
SecondIt shifts the burden of proof
to the railroads.
ThirdIt eliminates all questions of
constitutional law raised against all
Mr. Trailer's Views.
In support of his plan Mr. Traxler
"This plan gives the commisison
itself no power to fix rates or enforce
laws. In other words, to answer the
questions of constitutional law, there
is no combination of the legislative
and ludicial functions.
"The earners themselves are pecu-
sion of the facts and can present -just
those facts needed in the consideration
of any special rate The shifting of
the burden of proof to them relieves
the complainant, who would otherwise
be compelled to secure his facts from
the carriers themselves. This is often
impossible, as methods of bookkeeping
differ and vital points may be easily
"It avoids the constitution of a spe
cial tribunal for a special industry, an
obiection that has been made to other
"It also makes use of the estab
lished federal courts. The same courts
that hear othei federal cases can con
sider these rate cases. Referees can
be appointed as at present in bank
ruptcy, to act in the same manner.
Kates Not Indorsed.
"By leaving the rate power with the
roads themselves the government
avoids the responsibihtv of indorsing,
thiu its courts or thru its interstate
commerce commission, any rates. This
would be the case should the rate mak
ing power be turned over to any gov
ernment body. Once having been fixed
NATIONS PLAN FOR
PEACE ON EARTH'
President Roosevelt Leads in an
Effort to Get Results at Next
America Will Insist on Stricter
Interpretation of the Neu
roaa "^"^B prevented the evil effects from the com
show cause why the application of the
individual complainant oyf^the com-, pl-anc
ffiS^STS. bden o^'oTwheS
Journal Special Service.
Washington, Dec. 25.It is one of
the pleasant features of the present
yuletide that the thoughts of thirty
nine governments of the world are
turned towards peace and the ameliora
tion of the horrors of war.
Russia's internal condition is monop
olizing the attention of the De Witte
cabinet to such an extent that the pre
mier finds himself handicapped in ad
vancing to a conclusion the preliminary
measures for The Hague conference,
which the czar called last September.
President Roosevelt, who was the real
originator of the second movement in
the interests of civilization is display
ing, therefore, a larger role in the nego
tiations which the powers are conduct
ing with relation to the time of meeting
and the program.
Ohoate as Chairman.
Already, in the hope of inducing
other powers to act, the president has
announced the selection of Joseph H.
Choate, former ambassador to Great
Britain, as chairman of the new com
mission. David J. Jayne Hill, minister
to the Netherlands, will be a member
of the commission. A third civilian, a
-jurist of international repute, will be
named and the commission will be com
pleted by the appointment of a naval
and military member, probably Admiral
Dewey, if he will accept, or, failing
Admiral Dewey, Captain Alfred T.
Mahan and General William Crozier
chief of ordnance of the army It is
a commission that is sure to inspire
as sincere respect as the cor ^sion
headed by former Ambassador idrew
White, which represented the United
States at the first Hague conference
The president ana Secretary Root
have talked over the matters this gov
ernment especially would like the con
ference to pass upon. The efforts of the
conference are expected to lie in the
direction of further codification
^^SS^^^^^S operations, is of less conseauence along-
f,7,r, thA ftnni* inmrfe of twentv davs I side the question of the distinction' to-
liarly in a position to have full posses-1
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sgm mmm THWMfNNE A
universal ideas of right and -justice,
known to the world as international
law, and its mission will be to give them
future effect. The president wishes the,
conference particularly to determine the,
right and duties of neutrals, declare
all private property at sea, not
contraband of w.ar, exempt from capture
or destruction by belligerents, and lor
bid the bombardment of ports, towns
and villages by naval iwoes.
The first of these points, the rights
and duties of neutrals, is of importance
to the entue world. The experience
of the war between Russia and Japan,
as of that between the United States
attd Spain, established that the acts of
commission as well as of omission of a
neutral had a direct influence upon the
progress of the war.
France's Violation of Law.
Trance, for instance, failed to order
the fleet of Rojestvensky from her
waters at Madagascar and Tonquin,
Chinfa. In this case Japan's victory
n* T?,10oia a niwS But it^ i 9
1 ^et ha* ta
charge of Woper or unjust ratbw i ^foT
1 effort will
likely, therefore, that every effort will
be made to, secure uniform rules of
neutrality. The French code does not
place a limit upon the time a belliger
ent ship may stay in French ports. The
code of the United States and other
nations fixes this limit at twenty-four
But this feature of the conference,
while important in respect to hostile
be made between absolute and Condi
tional contraband of war and the invio
lability of the- official and private cor
respondence of neutrals.
The president also will want to ex
pand his principle of arbitration prac
tically to all disputes save those involv
ing the honor of a nation, and these,
he holds, should be# limited in some
practical way. He will urge a general
WOMAN ELOPES WITH
Journal Special Service.
Mishawaka, Ind., Dec. 25.A sensa
tional case, rivaling that in1
Frank Ely of Evanston figured some
time ago. has stirred up this township.
Miss Adelia Evans of Akron, Ohio,
became infatuated with Clyde Major,
a schoolboy 13 years of age, who lives
at Woodland, a country village four
miles south of Mishawaka. She drove
to the schoolhouse and induced the lad
to enter the carriage with her. Since
then! neither the boy nor the young wo
^ave been seen or heard from of-
ag e( i
IN ADTO ACCIDENT
New York, Dec. 25.James E. Mar
tin, prominent in New York society, i
member of the New York Yacht club
the Metropolitan society and the Coun
tiy club, was instantly killed yester
day near Flushing, L. I., when his au
tomobile plowed into a strip of loose
dirt on the side of the road and turned
completely over. Stacey Clark, who was
in the car, was seriously injured. Mr.
Martin's skull was fractured.
The accident was witnessed by Mr.
Martin 's wife and his son and daughter
m-law, who were following in another
The chauffeur was arrested and
charged with criminal negligence. Mag
istrate Connortou later accepted bail in
the sum of $1,000. Mr. Martin lived
I at 803 Fifth avenue.
Tenement Section of New York Is
Threatened by Early Morn
New York, Dec. 26.Hundreds of
tenement-house babies and their toy
laden Christmas trees were carried into
the street before daylight today, during
a fire which threatened to obliterate
several blocks of the city in the vicin
ity of Fifty-eighth street and Eleventh
avenue. A six story factory building
at 534 and 538 West Fifty-eighth
street was completely destroyed, with a
loss of $100,000.
With tenement houses on three sides
and with the gas tanks of the Consoli
dated Gas company within reach of the
showers of sparks, the water pressure
partially failed when the fire was hot
test. Fire engines were hastily coupled
together, pumping in pairs, and this de
vice, together with the bold work of
the firemen, who advanced almost to the
zone of the flames in order to play on
the fire with their weak streams, finally
saved the hundreds of surrounding
Ladders Refuse to Work.
The fire was first discovered when
flames burst from the third-story win
dows and belched across Fifty-eighth
street with a roar like a discharging
cannon. When the fire department ar
rived and tried to put up its com
pressed air extension ladders to the
sixth floor, the ladders refused to ex
tend. This delayed the firemen several
minutes. Half an hour after the fire
started, altho it was still long before
daylight, the rooms of the Eoosevelt
hospital, some distance away, were
lighted as if by daylight. There was
great alarm among both patients and
Such crowds rushed out of the tene
ment houses Wear the ftre, that the po
lice from several stations were called
out to handle them.
Battle on Window SiU,
At 'the height of the fire thousands
of spectators momentarily forgot the
burning building in watching a strug
gle in the upper window of tenement
Fift eighth streea A man
started to climb over the window sill
preparing to drop to the street in his
nightclotnes. Another man reached
out to save him. The two fought* in
the window above the sidewalk, while
the crowd below cleared a semicircle.
A blanket picked up at a hazard from
bedding which other tenants were try
ing to save, was stretched directly un
der the window. It was not Weeded,
however, for the half-crazed man was
drawn back thru hiB window by mam
One fireman was injured by falling
TWO KILLED IN BUGGY
STRUCK BY A TRAIN
Fort Wayne, Ind., Dec. 25.A horse
attached to a buggy ran into Pennsyl
vania special No. 29 at Delphos, Ohio,
at 5 o'clock this morning and Henry
Honhorst and daughter, Rose Honhorst,
were instantly killed, and Mrs. Barney
Whomhoff, also a daughter of Mr. Hon
horst, was severely injured.
EX-SENATOK BABD JNJTTRED.
San Francisco, Dec 25 Former United States
Senator Bard was seriously Injured Saturday in
a runaway near Oxnard He was thrown from
his !ugg into a ditch, sustaining a dislocation
And a fracture of his left hip.
MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 25, 1905.
FA TE OF USSIA IS TREMBLING IN THE BALANCE
AUTOCRATS HAVE HQJES OF A SUDDEN REACTION
Santa ClausThese up-to-date fiat chimneys do pull a fellow out pretty thm.
The PdcketbookI find the modern Christmas leaves, me pretty thin, myself.
CHINESE MO LT
Increases Philippines Forces in
Expectation of Great Out
break in China.
Journal Speoial Serrloa.
Washington, Deo. 25.The president
and secretary of state are seriously
concerned over the situation in China,
where all the signs indicate that an
internal revolution is about to occur.
Unless the situation is quickly con
trolled by strong hands, trouble far
more serious than the Boxer war is ex
pected. The Boxer disturbance was
confined to one province, but the pres
ent threatened uprising spreads thru
Canton, Shanghai and other sections,
where the foreigners are numerous.
The administration is preparing for
an early outbreak and an increase of
troops in the Philippines has been or
dered. When the Boxer outbreak oc
curred this government was badly
handicapped by not having an armed
force ready to send to the relief of
endangered Americans. This folly
will not be repeated. Advices from
American consuls in China indicate
that the people are getting away from
SHANGHAI COURT GUARDED
Rumors of Another Riot Tonight Axe
Shanghai, Dec. 25.The mixed court
was reopened Saturday. The German
ambassador and armed foreign guards
were present, but everything was nor
mal. All is quiet today, but blue jack
ets and guards are still posted around
the foreign concessions.
There are rumors of another riot to
occur tonight, but all precautions have
Reports of Japanese complicity in
the recent trouble are generally con
sidered to be without foundation.
WILLING TO HANG
Lewiston Youth, Thoroly De
spondent, Says He Is Ready
-Special to The Journal.
Helena, Mont., Dec. 25.James Sher
man, the young newspaper man who
confessed to the murder of Samuel
Studzinski, an aged neweler, as well as
to numerous robberies near Lewistown,
including the postoffice, has resigned
himself to fate.
He has declined the proffer of rela
tives to secure for him the best legal
talent in the hope of averting the hang
man's noose. Thoroly despondent, he
says he is guilty, should be hanged, and
is ready to step on' the scaffold at any
Sherman is only 20 years of age. His
victim was nearly 65 years. He at
tributes his resort to robbery to a
mania for gambling. He has complete
ly exonerated all others from complic
ity in the numerous crimes.
THREE BOT SKATEES BSOWN.
St Louis, Dec 25 While skating on a small'
pond in a park in the southern part of the city
yesterday Bert Puller, 11 years old, Mellow
Fuller, 14 years,, and Chailes Holfleld, aged 15,
bro^e thru the Ice and drowned. The bodies
ELL HAS BOLT
New York Man Preparing
Series of Bitter Attacks
Journal Sfteoial Service.
New York. Deo. 25. 'In Russia the
people are fighting for a constitution.
Here in Now York we are fighting to
maintain a constitution."
This shot at President Roosevelt and
Governor Higgins by State Senator
George R. Maltby, as he was leaving
for his home at Ogdensburg last night,
indicates the bitterness which has been
stirred up the republican party by
the entrance of President Roosevelt and
Governor Higgins into the speakership
Senator Maltby, who was in consul
tation all day with Edward A. Merritt
and Assemblyman Louis Beddel from
Chairman Odell 's home county, asserted
that whether or not young Mir. Wads
worth is to be elected depends upon how
many assemblymen can be "sand
bagged by the president and the gov
ernor into voting for him. Severe crit
icism of the Interference'' of both
these, officials was made.
It was said last night that Odell was
preparing to launch another attach on
President Roosevelt. This is to be fol
lowed by still other attacks, revealing
"inside facts," and those who appear
to be in Odell's confidence assert that
before he is thru with the president the
republican organization will be turnod
SEES BROTHER IN
Lincoln Man Communicates with
Lo3&-Lost Relative Thru
0- Strange Medium.
Special to The Journal.
Lincoln, Neb., Dec. 25.Separated
from his family for more than five
years, Geprge Gebharat was restored
to communication with his relatives
thru the agency of a moving picture
entertainment piven at a theater in
Lincoln. George Gebhardt, who is the
son of a Lincoln shoemaker of the
same name, disappeared about five
Adolph, a brother of the missing
man, happened to visit the theater re
cently. He paid little heed to the en
tertainment and was about to leave,
when his attention was Buddenly at
tracted by a certain familiarity about
the actions of one of the figures on
a moving picture screen. He watched
it closely, but could not connect it
with any person he knew. He returned
the following night and for five suc
cessive nights he watched the moving
picture. Suddenly he remembered. It
was the figure of his brother, George.
Inquiries were at once made. Let
ters were written to New York, where
the pictures were made, and word was
received that George Gebhardt had
worked for the Edison moving picture
company, and that he was now a well
known actor, playing with the Ninety
and Nine" company. Communication
was established and now the Gebhardt
family is anxiously awaiting a visit
from the long-lost man.
Grand Forks. N. D., Dec.
xacuu: at Drayton. N. D-
26.A bis fire is
POLICE HOLD TWO
Hanley and Bums Must Explain
What T^iey Did Saturday
The Mayor Offers Reward for the
Capture of Bader's
Every detective and policeman in the
city is searching diligently today to find
thevtwo murderers who killed Charles O.
Bader while in his hotel and saloon, 416
Second street S, Saturday evening.
Their work has resulted the ar
rest of two suspects whom Police Su
perintendent Doyle has ordered locked
up pending a more thoro examination.
They are Thomas Burns, said to be a
former convict, and John Hanley, his
friend. Both men are strongly sus
pected by the police, and so far have
been unable to give a good account of
themselves. Hanley answers the de
scription of the shorter bau'dit, and the
detectives say there are several incrim
inating circumstances that make things
look bad for him.
Had Plenty of Money.
Burns is said to have served a term
in the state penitentiary of North Da
kota for holding up a bank. He is
thought to be well versed the hold-up
art. Both men were rooming together
in a lodging house at First avenue N
and Second street, and when arrested
they appeared to have plenty of money.
This is considered significant, as they
have been under surveillance for some
time and are known to have done no
The police also have a man who savs
he saw Burns, or a man looking much
like him, hanging about the Falls ho
tel last week. Burns does not answer
the description of either of the mep
who actually committed the murder,
but his stubborn silence is taken by the
police as an indication that he may
know who did the job. Both men will
be subjected to a fierce sweating
process and the police expect at least
io get a valuable clue.
Another man who, until three weeks
ago, was seen daily in the barroom of
the Falls hotel is also the object of a
general hunt. He was known to have
a bad reputation and was always eyed
with suspicion when he came to the
hotel. He left word with friends three
weeks ago that he was goi#g to Duluth,
but he nas been seen in the city re
cently. Some of the failroad men who
boarded with Bader suspect this man,
and promise to pick him up if he Li seen
about the city.
A score of other suspects were picked
up and brought to police headquarters
yesterday and thorcjy sweated, but all
could give a good account of themselves
and were released.
a Mayor Offers Reward.
Police Superintendent Doyle is di
recting the search for the murderers
and has himself worked almost continu
ally on the case since Saturday night.
Every outgoing train has been watched
and the outside towns notified. No sus
pects have been reported and the de
tectives think that the murderers are
still hiding in the city. The St. Paul
police are also on the lookout and every
thing has been done to make the cap
Because of the brutal nature of the
crime. Mayor D. P. Jones has offered
a reward of $500 for the capture and
conviction of the murderers. The may
or is much wrought up over the affair
and keeps in constant communication
with Superintendent Doyle && the case
progresses. Mayor Jones has also prom
lsed to confer with Governor John A.
Johnson and endeavor to persuade him
to offer a like reward, in order to stir
up interest in the case.
A N ISOLATED SPOT
Falls Hotel Is Ideally Located for Op
eration of Highwaymen.
Nowhere in the city could desperate
men find a more favorable place for
operating than at the Falls hotel. Altho
located fii the center of the city's com
mercial and industrial activity, it is
really as lonely as a roadside tavern.
On one side are railroad yards and on
the other a large iron works. In front
are the tracks of the St. Louis and the
Milwaukee roads over which trains are
switching all the time. Teams never
pass there and rarely a pedestrian, ex
cept when the men pass to and fro to
their work in the flour mills and other
plants in the district. There is so much
noise that one can hardly hear himself
think and the trains constantly passing
shut the place from view most of the
Bandits Knew Place.
The bandits knew that a policeman
did ntot pass there once a month, that
transients rarely entered the place, that
about the place, and pursuit would be
of little avail.
Mr. Bader realized fully what splen
did opportunity his place offered for
desperadoes, and he took every precau
tion. The front doors were invariably
closed at 8 p.m. and much earlier on
nights when he had considerable money
about. He had no transient trade
whatever, and when his regular pat
rons found the door locked they went
to the side entrance, passed along a cor
ridor into another corridor and entered
the barroom, which was also the hotel
office, from the rear. He had several
fine revolvers about the place and
thought that he was prepared for any
Bader Did Not Hear.
It is plain that Mr. Bader did not
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Is the Northwest's Greatest
12 PAGESFIVE O'CLOCK.
FATE OF RUSSIA
HANGS BY THREAD
Czar's Capital Looks for a Strong
Reaction Toward the t*|
Progress of Revolutionists in the
Next Two Days Will Settle
COST IN BLOOD AND
FLAMES TO RUSSIA
Deaths and property damage in
Russia since the first great strike
began are estimated as follows:
Killed by Troops and Mobs.
St. Petersburg, 7,500.
Kishineff (Jews), 750.
Odessa (Jews), 15,000.
Caucasus states, 7,500.
Fire and Pillage.
St. Petersburg, $10,000,000.
Caucasus states, $40,000,000.
Troops Killed by Rioters.
St. Petersburg, 1,000.
Caucasus states, 10,000.
Charley Bader had a large sum of p0ff, the iron-fisted,'' the czar is car-
money about and that the opportunities 1 rying out a policy of sedulously court-
for a quick and successful get away mg the support of his soldiers. He is
were unsurpassed. A jump thru the living his palace of the Tsarskoe-
door, a dive under some of the cars all, Selo, where he is at least surrounded,
hear the robbers' command. There was soon to appeal confidently to the petted
so much noise about the premises that a regiments to carry out Trepoff's scheme
Mr. Butterfield, who was in the place, 1 for a military dictatorship.
did not even hear the shot. He is
somewhat deaf, it is true,4 but he can
engage in conversation without much
difficulty. Mr. Bader was drawing a
glass of beer for him when the two
masked men entered and peremptorily
ordered faces to the wall.
All obeyed except Butterfield and
Bader, neither of whom heard the com
mand. Bader realized that something
unusual was going on and turned
to inquire what "had taken place, when
Journal Special Service. "J,
St. Petersburg, Dec. 25.In spite of
the threats of the revolutionaries, the
general sentiment here is that their
power is gone and there will be a grand
reaction. The whole of the revolution
are hopes were based upon the idea that
the militarv were disaffected, but these
have ouiy~been in small degree ie?
Everything now seems to depend
upon the next forty-eight hours. If
the revolutionaries cannot in that time
make any striking progress, the consti
tutional party will sweep them away
and gain control-of the country.
Moscow Causes Fear.
Yet Moscow's precarious condition
has caused the utmost consternation in
the imperial court. So far no riotingt
has developed from the strike here, but
there is no knowing how soon the reign
of terror in that other capital, the holy
city of Russia, may spread to this one.
In the ancient capital, where the com
mon people, armed with bombs and re
volvers, are fighting, pitched battles
with trained regulars, only a part of the
garrison has remained loyal to the czar,
a most portentous circumstance.
Baltic Provinces Aflame.
In the Baltic provinces matters are
going from bad to worse. Maddened
peasants are perpetrating atrocities on
a huge scale every day. But the czar
does not dare to send more than a sin
gle regiment from here to combat the
Finland has virtually thrown off all
semblance of obedience to the central
authority of the empire.
In Poland, the apparent quiet has
been produced by simply ceasing to en
force imperial rule.
In St. Petersburg the order for a
general strike has not been so success
ful up to this time as had been sup
posed. Nevertheless, business is amaz
ingly interfered with, particularly be
cause of the irregular, intermittent
mail and telegraph service. The people
seem to be settling down, however, to
work as best they can under the un
favorable conditions. 3
Arrests Help Little.
Arresting the leaders of the working
men failed to cow their followers, who
already have chosen new leaders and
are arranging to hold mass metmgs to
protest against such arrests.
Several newspapers defy the censor'
mandates a continue to publish in
their daily editions the workingmen's
manifestos and their speakers' denun
ciations of the authorities. This is an
entirely novel condition of things for
Acting on the advice of General Tre-
if not guarded, by 100,000 picked troops
of all arms. A series of the most bnl
hant dinner parties to the officers of
the various regiments now stationed
there is being given. The officers are
received in their turn by his imperial
maiesty, who treats them with a gra
cious friendliness that flatters them
Czar Sits With Officers.
The dinners are served at little tables.
The czar sits at one, the czarina at an
other, and a grand duke at each of the
rest, so that every table is graced by
some imperial personage, who exerts
himself to be extremely cordial. The
czar himself makes it a point to say
agreeable things. This ingratiating
policy is having its effect on the gar-,
Noting this, the czar hopes to be able
Trepoff Against Witte.-**
Trepoff is persistently striving to
break down Witte's influence with the.
czar and to offset or upset the premier'1
plans. That he.is succeeding in a meas
ure anyway is betrayed by an incident
which occurred at the palace last Thurs
A council of the cabinet was being
held, the czar presiding. The proposed
reforms were under consideration and
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