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FBESH SCANDAL IN
MUTUAL LIFE ACT
Trickery Charged in Connection
with List of Policyholders
Filed at Albany.
VOLUMES OF NAMES
MAZE OF MYSTERIES
Member of International Commit
tee Declares Hundreds Have
Fotumal Special Serrloe.
New York, July 20.G. R. Bchrug
ham, Oregon manager of the interna
tional policyholders' committee, refer
ring to the list of policyholders filed
with Secretary of State Kelsey, said:
This is the most colossal piece of
chicanery attempted by the companies
up to date. The Mutual Life lists,
which we are engaged in copying first,
was filed in ten large volumes, some
of which contain 80,000 names. This
would have meant that we could only
have put ten copyists on this entire
list and could not possibly have finished
with it in the time given us bv law
to nominate our ticket, had not the
superintendent of insurance allowed us
to rebind these lists into 200 subdi
visions, so that the work could be done
with dispatch. The lists filed in a large
majority of instances do not contain
the street numbers, which will make it
necessary for us to obtain the city
directories of all large cities and insert
this information in our lists before
mailing to the policyholders.
Names Are Jumbled.
"In large cities such addresses are
given as Mr. G-ahl, 2815 Eden avenue,
Mount Auburn. Now, this Mount Au
burn is not the name of a city, but the
name of a residential district in the
citv of Cincinnati.
As for the towns, Lima, Ohio, is called
Luna Eipley, Ohio, is Eiley Tiffin is
called Sitffin, Piqua is Pigna Zanes
ville is put down as Lanesville, Warren
Is Wanen, etc., etc.
"The foreign lists are even worse.
Take Vienna, Austria, as an instance.
The copyists have taken the names of
all the surrounding small towns and
villages and used them as if they were
street addresses and then added the
word Vienna. In Hamburg they have
used the name of the street as if it
were the name of a city.
"Prance, Spain and Eussia are even
worse, such names as 'Pat Eeilly, Ire-
land,' being given.
Names Indistinct, Too.
"The lists filed at Albany were evi
dently the last carbon copies made.
They are BO indistinct that it is nec
essary for us to use magnifying glasses
to bring out the impression, and fre
quently the carbons were so bad that
batches of five to fiftasp. names are
"We hare engaged che^k'ws and ex
pert postoffice men from the large cit
ies, however, and will begin at once
to fill in from the directories which
we have secured the deficiencies of
"This means a vast expense to us,
but we are determined that every pol
icyholder shall be informed as to the
true condition of affairs in these com
Rogers Planned Bald.
It was learned today that the nomi
nation of four members of the interna
tional policyholders committee on the
administration ticket of the Mutual
Life was only a modified form of the
raid as already planned bv H. H. Rog
Convinced that there was no legal
process by which names from the names
once placed could be removed, Mr. Sog
ers, in desperation because of the re
fusal of his own friends to becojna can
didates, planned to nominatex*j3jR**nly
General Tracy, Judge Gray^$?lonel
Shook and H. N. Higinbotham, but
Samuel Untermyer, general counsel of
the international committee George E.
Scrugham, its organisation manager,
and Seymour Eaton, its secretary.
Figured It as Blind.
He figured, it is said, that a larg
percentage of the Mutual4
ers would be deluded, info'^oJW for
the ticket, believing it *"t& ,fcav4s }(fe
sanction of the iaterna|%na^C5ommit-
was said today that several of
the trustees weakened when- the 'propo
sition was made that they recommend
the international committee. Mr. Sog
ers was unable to win their consent to
his plan, and a compromise was reached
by which only four ^members were
named on the ticketn.
grow out of the
al i expected to
^ent I is charged
Mutual Life prepared its lists o'f pol
icyholder which have been' Hied 'With
that the lists were purposely bungled
to prevent the international committee
from communicating with the policy
Net to Let McCurdy's Go
According to James McKeen, gener
al solicitor of the Mutual Life Insur
ance company, the dropping of three
suits, which were instituted by the Mu
tual against Eobert H. McCurdy, the
former general manager of the company
and son of the ex-president, against
Charles H. Eaymond and Louis A. The
baud and ex-President Richard A. Mc
Curdy and against ex-President Mc
Curdy and Eobert McCurdy, does not
meanthat the Mutual intends to aban
don wi the legal proceedings against
Mr. McXenTins*: explaining the action
It was found
that the results which were expected to
be accomplished by these suits could
be accomplished by the other suits
which have been brought."
ELKS' NEW OFFIGERS
INSTALLED IS DENVER
Denver, OoL, July 20.This was "ex-
cursion day" on the program of the
Elks' annual reunion,, and having en
joyed four days of merrymaking in
Denver with never an idle moment
thousands of visitors refreshed them
selves today by trips to mountain re
The B. P. O. E. grand lodge installed
its new officers at its final session to
day. Judge Henry A- Melvin of Oak
land, Cal., becoming grand exalted
ruler for the coming year.
The new ritual of the order was
finally adopted today and will be sent
out to the subordinate lodges for their
use as soon as it is printed.
GRAND JDRY AFTER SHEA
coairaxnra p. SHEA.
Chicago, July 20,A sudden activity
in the ic of State's Attorney Healy
gives promise that the long arm of the
iaw is making a new effort to grasp
Cornelius P. Shea, who tied up Chicago
for many weeks last year as overlord of
the great teamsters' strike.
In the grand "jury room there was
bustle and excitement and from it ob
servers declared, would come new in
dictments against Shea. These docu
ments would be drawn, it was said, in
such a way as to obviate the defeots
which the labor leader now is claiming
in the existing instruments. New
counts also are expected.
Theft of St. Louis Merchants Ex
change Quotations Suspected
St. Louis, July 20.Thru the arrest
of Henry Stanley, a telegraph lineman,
taken into custody last night on the
charge of being implicated in a wire
tapping scheme, the police believe they
have brought to light an extensive
scheme for stealing of quotations from
the Merchants' exchange and that wire
tappers have been operating in St.
Louis for three months. Stanley is the
only person arrested so far.
Stanley is held incommunicado in the
four courts, and neither Chief of Police
Gillespie nor Chief of Detectives Des
mond, who have sweated him, will di
vulge what information they may have
TWO ARRESTED IN
CORWIN GEM CASEl
Bookmaker and Woman Wearing
Rich Jewels Connected with
New York, July 20.Two arrests
have been made by the police in con
nection with the robbery of $50,000
worth of iewels from Mrs. Halsey Cor
win, which was reported to the authori
Alfred King, a bookmaker, was taken
in custody today on suspicion of know
ing something about the robbery. A
young woman wearing many jewels and
giving the name of Elizabeth McBetty,
is also detained at police headquarters
in the hope that she may be able to
throw some light on the mystery.
King and Mrs. McBetty were ar
raigned in police court on a detective's
affidavit, charging grand larceny and
heldh in $5,000 bail each for further ex
amination tomorrow. It was charged
that the robbery occurred on July 15 at
the apartments of Mrs. McBetty, who
described herself as a housekeeper, re
siding at 23 West Forty-fifth street.
Cannon and Sherman Summoned
for Conference Relative
Journal Special Service,
Washington, July 20.An important
political conference will be held at
Sagamore Hill next Monday. Presi
dent Roosevelt has inviied Speaker
Cannon and Chairman James F. Slfer
man of the republican congressional
committee as well as other members
of that organization to meet him at
luncheon at Oyster Bay, when the out
look in the fall campaign and the pre
liminary work will be gone over at
It is assumed here that the presi
dent shares with Speaker Cannon the
fullest measure of optimism regarding
the republican prospects. The presi
dent is taking a keen interest in the
congressional campaign. Headquarters
of the committee are to be established
in New York city and it is expected
that Chairman Sherman will be a fre
quent* visitor to Sagamore Hill during
the progress of the campaign.
BEGIN PEACE PARLEY
Guatemala City. Thursday, July 20.
Guatemala's territory is now free of
The peace delegates of Guatemala are
Senors Malo, Juan Barrios, Jose Pinto,
Arturo Ubico and Manuel Cabral.
The conference began yesterday. The
family of General Beglaado, com
mander of the Salvadorean forces who
was killed during an engagement July
11, have asked for hia body.
BERNHARDT IB QVTEX C&OfS.
Paris, Julv 20.Sarah Bernhardt has been
decorated with the cross of the Legion of Honor,
after two years of agitation on the question
whether that distinction could be conferred on
her. V*?f*1 *V
INDIANS ARE NOT-:
THE ONLY LOSERS
White Men, Too, Will Be Bun
coed on the White Earth
Fullbloods Pose as Mixed and
Offer Lands at Sale and for
Special to The Journal.
Mahnomen, Minn.. July
not alone the Indians of
Earth reservation who are being fleeced
and cheated out of their lands and
holdings, but many white men are also
in a fair way of being bunkoed thru
their dealings on the reservation. Some
of the very men who are trying to
"d o" the Indians, are likely to find
themselves "done." All the fullbloods
are posing as- mixed-bloods and offering
their lands for sale or security. No
fullblood can legally seH land. When
asked to show evidence," the fullblood
will cite a chain leading back to somo
old inhabitant, long since dead, and
bring in witnesses who will swear ab
solutely that the Indian is a mixed
blood. They sometimes pay their
friends as high as $50 for this evidence.
When the case is investigated it is
found that this testimony is all man
ufactured and the nativity of the seller
is purely Chippewa.
Several fullbloods hare either sold
or mortgaged their land and many more
are now negotiating. At Mahnomen
alone there have beeen not less than
twenty instances where fullbloods have
sold their land outright or obtained a
loan upon it. In fact, it is very diffi
cult ^to find any Indians here who will
admit that they are fullbloods and in
competent to sell or mortgage land.
Some of the land has been bought
by speculators and agents, who will no
doubt put it on the market for prospec
tive buyers. Titles are being patched
up by means of affidavits or persons
who are purported to know the allot
tee who wishes to sell the land. This
does not, however, help the matter, for
all the affidavits possible cannot make
a fullbloood a mixed-blood or affect his
title to the land. Besides, any per
son acquainted with Indians knows
that affidavits and evidence of any na
ture may be had at any time on the
reservation for a sufficient considera
If any one buys the allotment of a
fullblood Indian, he will have no de
fense to make when the Indian de
mands his land. No affidavits or deeds
will estop the allottee or, in case of his
decease, his heirs, from reclaiming the
land, with all the improvements that
may be made thereon.
Paris, July 80.J. D. Rocltef eller will
said for New York this evening on the
Hamburg-American line steamer Amer
ika. He occupied a private car at
tached to the special steamer train,
and was accompanied by his physician
and members of his family. Mr.
Eockefeller declined to discuss the an
nouncement of legal proceedings against
him. which are awaiting his arrival in
the United States.
MRS. HAT IMPROVES.
Newtrary, N. H.f July 20.Mrs. John Hay,
widow of the late secretary of state, who has
been 111 at her summer home on the shores
of Lake Sunapee, Is slowly regaining her health.
Her Illness was not so serious as at first sup
DEAPWOOD, S. 3F W. Sharpe, train dis
patcher for the Burlington railroad, has been
transferred to Alliance, where he will accept
the position of night train dispatcher.
ry^B^ FRIDAY EVENING," JULY 20, 1906.
GEITJSRAI COmJT IGNAOTJEHT,
One of the Xoat Noted aeaotionaxira.
St. Petersburg, July 20.The Bourse Gazette says
that an extraordinary council is sitting this afternoon
at Peterhof with General Count Ignatieff, the noted
reactionary M. Pobedenostseff, former procurator gen-
SURRENDER TO U.S.
Self-Styled President and Vice
President of Republic
Washington, July 20.The bureau of
insular affairs has received tlte follow
ing cablegram from the governor
general of the Philippines:
"Macario Sacay and Francisco Oar
reon. self-styled president and vice
president of the Filipino republic
Leon Villiafuert, lieutenant general of
the ladrones infesting Eizaf and La
ma Julian Montalon Lucia
and Benito STatividad and their
important subordinates have surren
dered and are now in custody at Manila.
Absolutely no promises were author
ized or made, except a fair trial.
"Greatest credit is due Harry H.
Bandholtz for his prudence and skill
in conducting this very difficult mat
ter. In Cebu, Governor Osmena, by
the greatest effort and self-sacrifice, has
secured the surrender of all remaining
outlaw leaders and all guns. "Expect
complete peace now thruout Luzon ex
cept as to Felipe Salvador and his
fanatical followers.. Prospects of get
ting, him encojp*ag%|g,*t z*
BY PEN SCRATCH
Complications Following Blood
Poisoning Are FearedHis
Holiness Is in Bed.
Journal Special Servioe,
Paris, July 20.A dispatch to the
Temps from Home says complications
following blood poisoning are feared in
the case of the pope. A few days ago
he pierced his thumb with a pen with
which he had been writing. His holi
ness is in bed. but so far has no fever.
BASEBALL tO frAT& lte|
-&$ Rules revised to suit conditions.
AGAIN IN COURT
Examination of Italians Begun at
Special to The Journal.
Ellsworth, Wis., July 20.The pre
liminary hearing of twenty-three Ital
ians charged with causing the death of
Constable Isaac of Prescott, com
menced at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon.
A. Monteleone, a Chicago lawyer and
a countryman of the accused, leads in
the defense and is seconded by Harry
Creswell of Prescott and F. M. White
of Little Falls. District Attorney
Thompson is prosecuting.
Saragusa, who admits that he struck
the blow which killed Isaac, was the
first defendant arraigned. He pleads
self-defense. It is expected that be
fore night it will be known who will
be held for a regular trial at the next
term of court. Much interest is taken
in the case and the courtroom is crowd
ed, all points in the county, being rep
Because District Attorney Thompson
was instrumental in having the sen
tence of six months7
against the Italian who violated the
game laws changed to a court fine only,
he has been roasted and--held up to
scoria Toy the Prescott Tribune,* whieh
thinks it sees in hia moderation a mis
carriage of justice. The district Attor
ney is branded by the editor as a
Naturally the feeling at Prescott
against the Italians is much stronger
than it id here. Prescott cries out for
vengeance. Ellsworth desires to have
all jlba circumstances and allegations
sifted, even the charge by the de
fense that the dead man and others at
Prescott were in league to make the
most possible out of alleged game-law
HSOOBHXGH: COMING HOME.
Parts, July 40.Ambassador HcOormiek and
Mrs McCormick will sail for New York today
from Cherbourg on the Hamburg-America line
steamer America tor a short Tisirte the United
States. They will return to France at the end
WHITE EARTH, N. D.Michael Tande, a
prosperous young farmers, committed jiukide by
can be assigned for the
Former Procurator General of the Holy Synod. Famous Counsellor of Caar, Hated by Subject*.
eral of the holy synod General Trepoff, commandant
of the palace M. Stichinski, minister of agriculture
and others in attendance discussing the advisability
of the immediate dissolution of parliament.
PLAN OF 'MPERS'
Children Marked for Death by
Strange California Cult, Ac
cording to Rumor.
Journal Special Service.
Los Angeles, Cal., July 20."Holy
Jumpers" at Monrovia, a fashionable
suburb of this city, have Teached such
a wild degree of fanaticism that they
are preparing to make human sacri
fices. Evangelist Cook, who is leading
the little band of wild-eyed ".lump-
ers/' is an advocate of burning at the
Residents of Monrovia had not re
belled against the weird services which
have been conducted in a small chapel
on Ivy street, and little attention was
aid to the fanatics until it became
today that the "Jumpers" had
decided that the first-born child in each
family of true believers* should be
killed by burning. At first the story
received little credence, but the horri
fied residents lost little time in appeal
ing to Marshal William Miller to pre
vent the Jumpers'' from carrying out
their murderous designs.
A milkman first told the story of the
incarceration of several children and de
clared that the parents were keeping
the little ones in confinement until the
^-sign came from, heaven for the sac^
HIMSELF TO FURY
Inflicts a Fine Upon M. J. Kelley
Without Giving a
Milwaukee, July 20.President J. D.
O'Brien of the American association to
day notified Manager M. J. Kellev of
the Minneapolis club that he (Kelley)
has forfeited yesterday's game to Co
lumbus 9 to 0, on account of interfer
ence with playing rules. President
Q'Brien has also notified Manager Kel
ley that he is also fined $100, and sus
pended until such fine is paid. Presi
dent O'Brien has informed Kelley that
if the suspended players. Freeman and
Oyler, are allowed on the field in today's
game that the same procedure will De
followed. He also states that any club
playing an exhibition game during the
championship season is liable to a fine
of $200 each.
"President" O'Brien has not yet
fined Colonel Lee for attending the.
game or inflicted any penalty upon
Mayor Jones for allowing baseball to be
played in the city. News of these ae*
tions is expected by vesper time this
evening. DIAZ MAKES READY
TO DOWN REBELLION
Mexico's President Calls His Gov
ernors to ConferenceAlarm
El Paso, Tex., July 20.Rafael Ysa
bel, governor of Sonora, Mexico, passed
thru El Paso today en route to Mexico
City to consult with President Diaz
and prepare for the threatened upris
ing in that country Sept. 19. President
Diaz is calling all his governors into
conference. Considerable trouble is
feared in Sonora, as Cananea is located
in that state and is said to be a revolu
HOBO SAVES A LIFE,
Special to The Jonrnal.
Eveleth, Minn., July 20.Overcome
by cramps while bathing in Cedar
Island lake, near Sparta, Arthur Magee
would have been drowned had not a
ragged hobo, who was asleep under a
tree on the lake shore, heard his cries
and plunged in and dragged him to
safety. After taking Magee to the
shore the hobo ran to nearby house
and summoned help and then disap
peared without giving his name*^.
BOY BANDITS SENTENCED
Madison, Wis.. Court, Gives Two Chi-
v*. ago Lads Six Years Each. 1|J
Milwaukee, July 20.-Walter O'Brien
and Charles Allinger, the Chicago boy
bandits who held up and shot George
Howard of Blue River, Wis., were to
day sentenced to six years each in the
PRIC^J3i^2bd IN MINNEAPOLIS.
TO OUST DOHA
Russian Emperor Is Said to Have -j
Signed Decree Dissolving
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APPEAL IS PASSED
Situation Points to Tragic Sequel
Bourse Almost in a
St. Petersburg, July 20,Extras*
nervousness and excitement pervade all
classes, owing to the fear that the ac
tion of the lower house of parliament
in adopting, at 2 o'clock this fornfaig,
an address to the people, may be the
signal for a coup d'etat against par
It is rumored that the step has been
decided upon and the Strana prints a
report that an imperial ukase ordering
the dissolution of parliament Has al
ready been signed.
The feeling of general alarm is in
creased by the fact that all night loaf
guard regiments have been marching
into the city from the guards' camp at
Moreover, it is knows, that the colo
nels of the Beminovsky regiment of the
guard and of the Hussars of the guard
and the colonels of the Is*n\ilovaky,
Pavlovsky, Preobrajensky a*fl Tae
gprski guard regiments, and the eole
nel of the horse artillery of the guard
were summoned to the headquarters of
the commander of the St. Petersburg
garrison, where they received instruc
tions regarding the disposition of their
troops in the ease of certain eventual!
Prepare for Crisis.
An attempt was made to reassure the
public, when this fact -leaked out, witk
the explanation that these were pre
cautionary dispositions arranged in
view of the threatened situation among
the workmen in the industrial section.
But the evidence seems conclusive that
the government has deliberately pre
pared for the gravest emergency.
Qo far as can be ascertained, how*
ever, no final decision has been takes
at Peterhof. The ministry, which be
lieves it is again back in the saddle,
hopes to prolong the status quo, while
the court camarilla insists that the
sooner parliament, as the center of the
revolutionary propaganda is dispersed
the better, and both sides unite in the
necessity for preparations to meet the
extra constitutional step of the lower
Powers WiU Be Notified.
^Once the final decision to dissolve
parliament is taken, it is believed the
representatives of the foreign powers
will immediately be notified" and no
such notification has yet been given.
The question now is how the change in
the form of the address as finally
adopted early this morning, will af
fect the situation.
Undoubtedly the constitutional demo
crats did what they could to amend the
address so as to avoid the appearance
of parliament's entering upon a revolu
tion role. During the debate they
dwelt upon the point that the address
did not summon the people to support
parliament against the government, and
instead of provoking 1aie masses to aa
uprising, it abjured 4hera to reman
quiet. Nevertheless they were forced,
owing to dissensions in. their own ranks,
to eliminate a declaration'in favor ot
the principle of payment for expro
riate land, thus in a measure eon
the idea prevalent among the
peasantry that the confiscation of the
land would be. for their benefit port
Group of Ton Lecres.
-The evident desire of the eonstita
tional democrats to extract the teeth
from the address drove the members of
the group of toil out of the house with
the avowed intention of issuing their
own proclamation. This is not an un
mixed evil as it might open the door to
a final opportunity for an agreement
between the constitutional democrats
and the government.
Unless, this happens immediately the
indications are that the constitutional
dfemocraw as a party will go to pieces,
the radical wing going over to the left
and the conservative wing disappear*
ing among the scattered elements of the
Bayonet as Last Besort.
Even if the present crisis is
without a surrender to the government,
things are almost sure to drift front
bad to worse and in the end the gov
ernment wil lbe forced to disperse par
liament at the point of the bayonet, as
its role as a buffer between the governs
ment and a revolution is rapidly dis
The Misla and three other news
papers of this city were confiscated to
Party Leaders Hopeful.
At the Tanride palace today a pessi
mistic feeling was prevalent, but the
leaders generally did not believe that
the government would dare to attempt
a dissolution of parliament.
At the opening of the session of the
lower house the question of the publi
cation of the address to the country,
which President Mouromtseff last night
decided had not been carried owing to*
the lack of a quorum, was allowed to
go over until Monday, when M. Mou
romtseff will again occupy the chair.
Boast for Government.
Without ^debate the house then
adopted a resolution on. the sub
ject of the Bialystok massacre,
demanding the prosecution of the
military and police officials in
volved irrespective of rank. The res
olution, which constitutes a strongly
worded indictment of the general gov
ernment, which is held responsible for
the secret propaganda inciting class
against class, says:
"Realizing its powerlessness to sup
press the revolutionary movement, the
government attempts to suppress it by
inciting one portion of the population
against the other, especially selecting
the Jews for victims
The resolution concludes with another
expression of distnast of the ministry
and a demand for resignation.
Bourse Almost, a Banic
The bourse was on the vergeof panic
today. In .spite of some^ efforts to
support the market, imperial fours feu
half a point, to 72%, the lowest point
touched since the October jasing. Im
perial fives closed at 84H-
A high-placed personage, in conver
sation with the correspondent of the
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