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jJCOLIM IN FOG
''Isaslrous Wreck od
S Seattle Road.
Iirty-Five Persons Injured,
Tw of Them Believed
to Be Fatally.
7y allot Enveloped, tlie City' and
Dens Crashed Into Each Other
VTTLE, Wash., Oct 26. Between
r and thirty-five persons were in
I, two perhaps fatally. In a head-on
Ion between passenger cars on the
le & Renton electric railroad about
'eet-south of the Hill brick yard In
ower part of the city at S:30 o'clock
morning. The accident wao duo In
to tho dense foe. but mainly. It Is
red, becauBC one of tho cars moved
Its switch before the motorman was
in that the proper signal waa given.
LU H. B city; hands and face
md scratched. ,
TD F B.. Columbia City, both legis
crushed, hurt Internally; uncon
3 and In serious condition; at Seattlo
ANDLER, J. W . Columbia CIU .
ed about head and face.
N'LAP. D CLEANS, clerk In crlm
departmcnt of the Superior court;
shin splintered; left hip wrenched;
hands cut. Taken home.
jE, WILLIAM. Columbia City, con
m of the brain; severe cuts on head;
Us bruised and hips wrenched;
Lou' critical: at Seattle general hos
UPBELL. A. B.. city; head badly
nd skull bruised. .
XINS. JAMES M.. Weed hotel,
left side and hip hurt.
DI. SAM. Renton, left knee hurt.
SLAP, GEORGE W, Dunlap sta
led leg and sldo hurt.
GUSOX, W. H.. Byron Station,
ders and arms hurt; cuts on bend.
BER, E K.f Columbia CJIty: oyo
cut with flying gloss; arms and
i cut. at Seattle general hospital.
CDOWELL, MRS.. Columbia Cltv.
on head and slight internal injuries;
utile general hospital.
ITHEWS, W. B.. Columbia City,
and chest hurt .
ITER. C. M.. Brighton Beach, left
nd Ifg hurt.
iAN'D, O.. Wlldwood station, chest
IT. ' MILTON, Bremer station, arm,
and head hurt; at Seattle general
3S, L. W Hlllman City; hurt ln
llT taken home.
L, IIELKN. Fernon street: right
and hip hurt.
BSTER, M. W., city; cut on faco
EIG. TIIOMAS. motorman; badly
In legs and head cut and'bruiscd; at
le general hospital.
ElICETPILE, J. "V., motorman, cut
ftd, not scrloualy at S6attlo general
ODES, R., conductor; slight cuts on
2LT0N, PARKS, conductor; right
FtTCttchcd and right leg bruised.
Taken to Hospital,
of the Injured were removed to
mlo general hospital. The others wore
t T? f tnelr homes. Two nmbulances
1 na' half a dozen hacks wero used to con
j. the. Injured to hospitals and their
omw. A corps of surgeons wero on tho
ilk u Tpth,n twenty minutes to attend
new who wore hurt
' Wreck on Another Line.
'! ifE"1? mnutea before, tho accident on
: ? mon ,lno two of the largo Unlvcr
StL.,1? on tho Seattle Electric com
S.r?Jln? r.n together at Marvin street,
J!?e brIdee over Loko Union, Both
I jpterraen were badly injured and three
ngers wcro hurt- Two of tho In
i area wero ronioved to tho hospital.
VALUATION ON CHARACTER.
jfe Is Modern Comniercial Asset of
pXi Great Importance.
vSt510' ct- 25 That a substantial
'dUt ,S placed uPn charactQr in
business world has been assorted by
m' Tres00 of BeJtlmoro. former
rlaent of tho National Association of
nt Men. at tho monthly meeting of
B8 local organization,
tjhc men with posIUons to glvo have
Jnaoned their deslro for ohrcwd men
iSatfo'in0"151!!" rcs,lllts without good ex
oden J10 rd' "Character In a
ffi2a?eaMtttof rai,,a,3r ,n-
S'ibSL";11,,1110 country la facing
Jmn J w50mmSrclal,sm- There b a rnbld.
ffi te10. C8lro money fast
St niHrown lnto the largo cities
Wu i erS, ini' PB3!Mcd of tho ambl
B of clrVdl.Vn 200? homc' sc the
kto emulS and tjPt to get Into
Berltaw- 0 li8 mon ot ftlflt lives. Tho
pttlSSl? thcrc -me
MWNTY PERSONS IN PERIL.
tWrroT7ly Escape Death, by the Wreck
ytp of a Launch.
'(SWJN FRANCISCO, Oct. 25,-WIth a
ty of twenty persons aboard, the
Mfh Recruit vaa wrecked on' the
off oleum, tho wharf of the Union
company, m the heavy fog today,
U Pieces lnJ, h5 frtll craft to go
"4had nl ' Wero wahcd overboard
on boar e8Capcs frOTn drowning;
Just Engaged in
Standard Oil Company Through Its
Counsel Hakes Statement to
NEW YORK, Oct. 25.-C. T. Dodd, of
counsel for tho Standard Oil company,
today authorized tho following state
ment; "In view of the many fals and mis
leading statements from various sources,
thc dlrcctorH of the Standard Oil com
pany doem It advisable, to state to tho
company's shareholders" and to tho pub
lic that neither now nor at any time
has the Standnrd Oil company or any
of Its constituent . companies beon In
terested In any business not directly re
lated with and neccusary to tho petro
"It would bo almost impossible to des
ignate in this denial the different classes
of business with which Irresponsible par
ties have coupled tho Standard Oil com
pany's name, but It may not be amiss
to specify copper, steel, banks, railroad
and gH.s (other than "natural gas) uu be
ing most prominently mentioned,
"Urlth none of theso affairs has the
Standard Oil company been at any time
i-'onnccted. Individual members of the
Standard Oil company have beon and are
Interested as individuals In various en
terprises, but this is entirely outelde of
the business of tho Standard Oil com
pany, which Is oil alone, unaffected by
other Interests In which its stockholders
"Neither Is it truo that the Standard
Oil company, John D. Rockefeller or any
oftlcer of tho Standard Oil company haH
taken part In securing tho nomination of
anv of the candidates for office, as Is
so positively stated. Furthermore. It is
outlrely untrue that thero Is .any 'Stand
ard Oil party' banded together for spec
ulation In stocks, as is ao commonly
charged. The name of tho Standard Oil
company Is frequently used by designing
persons In the manipulation of tho stock
market, but Its uso la unwarranted.
"The Standard Oil company departs
from its usual custom in making thla de
nial, for thc reason that the statements
being made at thla timo by newspaper?,
magazines and sensational public sptak
crs appear to be unusually mendacious,
and may to a great extent mlnlead tho
SEARCHING FOR HUSBAND.
Young Wife Seeks Man "Who Deserted
Hor and Her Baby.
CHICAGO, Oct. 25, "With her six-months-old
baby clasped in her arms,
deserted by her young husband, yet
with love unshaken In Its constancy,
Mrs.- J. T. Leslie of Jonesboro. Ark., 18
at thc Young- Women's- Christian Asso
ciation homo, at Michigan avenue and
Hubbard court, preparatory to rcsoim
lng a long search for the absent man.
Two years ago, in the little country
town in' Arkansas, Miss Isma Lenoir
was the acknowledged belle, and she
counted her admirers by the score. Dr.
J. T. Leslie, handsome and debonair,
came to the little town and In less than
a week had won the girl's consent to a
secret marriage. They were married In
Manilla. Ark., and started housekeeping-
there. Less than four months after
tho wedding the husband left home and
for days the distracted wife searched
or him. He came home at lout and a
complete reconciliation was effected.
Then they came to Fancy Prairie. III.,
and It soemc-d that the couple's cup of
happiness was full. With a good prac
tice and the home life of the two Ideal,
- all was bright.
"I don't know what I could have done
to him, but last month he left again,"
yald Mry. Leslie. "We were so happy
and everything seemed so prosperous
and lovely and now, Just when we were
going to buy our own home, he leaves
This time he took all of his belongings
and even drew all of the funds of the
two out of the bank.
The wife Is left penniless.
WOMAN MAY BE MURDERESS
Light on the Killing of Mrs. ITellio
PEORIA, 111.. Oct. 25. Oliver . Krat
zert, whose name has been connected
with that of Mrs. Nellie Thomasson,
gave out a statement today In which he
declared that a woman who formerly
lived In Chicago, but now lives In Pe
oria, may have been responsible for the
assault upon Mrs. Thomasson by Rich
ard Hlgglns. Ho says that she did
everything possible to cement tho at
tachment between Mrs. ThomasBon and
Hlgglns senior, and then kept the fam
ily posted as to what was going on. All
efforts to get him to divulge her Iden
It was learned today that John J.
Hlgglns, Sr., who was away from Pe
oria at the time of thc assault upon
Mrs. Thomasson, wa3 In the city last
Sunday, but left within a few hourt
ostensibly for New York City. It Is
said, however, that he started toward
Fruit Evaporator Burns.
NEW PLYMOUTH Ida., Oct. 25 The
fruit evaporator at thlB place burnod this
afternoon. It took fire from tho bricks be
coming heated and igniting woodwork in
contact with them. Tho loss on the build
ing waa $-1500 and on thc fruit $1000, In
nurnnco to tho amount of $2000 wns carried
on the former, while tho fruit was Insured
for $000, Dr. AtcBrldo and W. S. HJnch
llff wero tho principal owners.
Markhnm Leaves Southern Pacific.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 25. Charlos H.
Markham, general manager of tho Pacific
system of tho Southern Pacific company,
has resigned his position to accept a sim
ilar ono with a Texna oil campany. Tho
announcement of his retirement from tho
railroad company wob formally mndo by
him today and will take effect as noon as
his succosBor Is named by President Ilar-rlman.
Struck a Floating Mine.
CHEFOO, Oct, 2C, Tho steamer ICanh
Ing struck a floating mine north of Al
coato Island at midnight lost night. Two
ChlncHO were killed and threo wore In
jured. Tho Kn3hlng reached Wcl Hal Wei
today. , '
of Big How.
Oregon Short Line Retired
I Bonds Release Northern
Harriman at Last Effects Settlement
That Has Disturbed Whole Bail
Special to Tho Tribune.
NEW YORK. Oct. 25. The Northern
Securities tight has been Bottled although
no ofilclal announcement of tho terms
will be mndo public for somo time.
A few minor details are to bo arranged
beforo the 6tockholdcrH will be formally
apprised of what Is generally believed to
bo a satisfactory solution of tho tangle.
Interests closely Identified with the Great
Northern, St. Paul. Northern Paclllo and
Union Pacific learned today that Oregon
Short Lino 4 per cent twcnty-llvo-year
gold bonds would bo retired In carrying
out the settlement plan.
What Betirement Means.
The retirement of these Issues will ro
leasfe the Northern Securities stockhold
ers by thc Union Pacific Interest-s. Tho
bonds to be retired are . limited to tho
amount of collateral namely. Northern
Securities stock. In addition to the llxod
Interest which Is guaranteed by tho Un
ion Pacific, the holders are entitled, on
February 1 of each year to any cash
dlvldonds paid during tho preceding cal
endar year upon tho doposltcd collateral
in excess of 4 per cent on thc outstand
Holders Earn Dividends.
In accordance with these, tho holders
received an extra payment last Fobru
ary. Suoh an arrangement la permitted
by the mortgnge under which tho bonds
were Issued, which provides that any or
all of tho bonds can bo retired at 102
and interest upon thrco months' notice
to bondholders before any Interest day.
Tho next Interest day is February 1, so
that official notice of tho rotlromcnt
should be made before November 1. On
that day also tho Ndrthorn Pacific divi
dend is payablo "To thoao who are lo
gally entitled to receive It," and thero Is
a strong Impression tho official an
nouncement of the settlement of the
Northern -Securities light will then bo
Union Pacific Stock Baiscs.
As a result of the rovelation that a sat
isfactory agreomont lias been reached,
Union Pacific, which, through Harrl
man's influence, has been an Important
factor In thc efforts to end tho struggle,
was the feature of a, ecneatlonal stock
market today, more than three hundred
thousand Union Pacific shares being
dealt in. The road Is oxpectod to bo a
great power when tho Securities matter
in finally out of tho way and tho stock
wa eagerly purchased by tho interests
which have been activo in the long light
over tho Northwestern railroad situation.
Ten Thousand Volts of Electricity
Pass Through His Body.
MISSOULA, Mont., Oct. 25. Edward E.
Cummlngs, a painter, from Logansport,
Ind., was olectrocutcd here today, death
ensuing hiBtantly. Ho had beon paint
ing on tho roof of a new vaudcvlllo thc
ator and attompted to regain tho ground
by way of a polu, on tho arms of which
wero at least fifty feed wires from tho
contral power station of tho light and
power company. He had descended part
way when. It Is presumed, ho took hold
of tho wires, causing a current to pass
through hla body Ton thousand volts
passed through his body.
TAKEN UNDER ADVISEMENT.
Federal Court at Helona Hears Argu
ment in Freeman Case,
HELENA. Mont., Oct. 25. Arguments
were heard today In the United States
court In thc case of former Mayor Frank
J. Edwards, Thomas Travis, Chief of
Pollco and Samuel Goodman, charged
with assault upon George O. Freeman,
receiver In tho United States Land
office at that place. Tho arguments
heard were on the demurrer to the com
plaint entered recently on the ground
that the court has no Jurisdiction In thc
case. The court took the matter under
Now Bussian Loan.
LONDON, Oct. 2C A new Russian loan
of $270,000,000, according to tho Brussels
correspondent of tho Standard, has vir
tually boon concluded, Thc llret portion
xt this loan, 570.000.000, It la expected, will
bo lBsucd In January. Half the loan has
been reserved to Gormany and tho re
mainder to Franco, Belgium and Holland.
Bryan's Tour in Indiana.
SOUTH BEND, Ind., Oct. 25, William
J. Bryan addressed a largo meeting in
front of tho city hall here tonight. Mr.
Bryan tomorrow will first visit tho Uni
versity of Notre Datno at Notro Damo,
Ind.. addressing thc students thoro early
In tho morning. His next Btop will bo at
Knox. Ho will thon speak at North Jud
son. . "Wlnamac, Montlcollo, RenBselacr
and Hammond, arriving at Chicago In
Colorado Tb All Bight.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo., Oct. 25. Secretary
of Agrlculturo Wilson addressed a' largo
audience at tho Lycoum theater tonight.
Ho arrived today from campaigning In
Colorado, and predicts Republican suc
cess' in that State. Ho left for Chicago
of !lis Election
Newly Elected Bishop of Episcopal
Church, Salt Lako District, Has.
Not Yet Decided to Accept.
Special to Tho Tribune.
ERIE, Pa,, Oct. 25. "Right Rev.
Daniel S. Tuttlc, D. D., bishop of Mis
souri, presiding bishop of the Episcopal
church, today officially notified Rev.
Franklin S. Spalding of his election
as bishop for the Salt Lake district.
Bishop Spalding has not yet decided
whether' he will accept or not. He will
take the matter under advisement, and
It will be several days before he finally
decides the question.
CORNELIUS VAN C0TT DEAD.
New York Postmaster Suddenly Cal
led by Heart Failure.
NEW YORK, Oct 25.. Cornelius "Van
Colt, postmaster of New York City, died
suddenly this afternoon of heart failure,
following a sharp attack of acute nervous
IndlgeBtlon. Ho was taken 111 yesterday
afternoon at hlo office In the Federul
building and his condition was nuch that
tho attending physician deemed his ro
moval unwlBo at that time. This noon Mr.
van Cott appeared much better and was
taken to hJs homo in West Sixty-sixth
street Ho walked to tho olovator in tho
Federal building without difficulty. A
consultation of physicians was held as
soon as Mr. Van Cott reached his home
and they gavo a favorable prognoalB, pro
vided apoplexy did not supcrveno. Shortly
after, however, tho patient had a sinking
spell and died at 3:2o o'clock of heart fail
ure. Mr. Van Cott had been a vigorous man,
but of late ho had been subject to an un
usual amount of trouble and this Is bo
llevcd to havo undermined hie health. Ho
assisted in tho establishment of a com
mercial agency and signed notCB to a largo
amount. Tho concern failed and Mr. Van
Cott was called upon to pay over $23,000,
which took practically tho savings of his
lifetime. About this time an Investigation
of tho Now York postofflco was under
taken by tho Washington officials, but the
Integrity or probity of tho poBtmastcr was
not impugned. NotwltliBtandlng tho fav
ornblo outcomo he worried much over tho
Tho recent arrest of Ms son, Richard
Van Cott, charged with colonising voters,
was a scvoro blow to tho postmastor, who
oppressed his firm belief in his son's in
nocence. Theso troubles, coupled with ad
vancing age (ho was In his 67th year)
played an Important part in bringing on
tho fatal illness.
NO JEALOUSY EXISTS,-
Neither British Nor American Navy
Envies tho Other's Development.
LONDON, Oct. 25 "I thank God that
tho day has come when neither tho Bri
tish nor the American navy, can bo Jeal
ous of each other's development." Roar
Admiral Jowell In tho foregoing sontence
tonight olicitod loud cheers when ho ro
pllcd to tho toast in honor of tho Ameri
can European squadron at tho banquet
jrivon them by tho Pilgrim society. Lord
Selborne, first lord of tho Admiralty, pre
sided at thc gathering.
North Sea Incident.
Lord Selborne, In proposing "Tho
American Naval Guests," said ho must
refer "to tho Inexcusable outrago" In tho
North sea. In a similar caso Lord Sol
borne said, tho American or British navy
would make immediate- and ample apol
ogy. "They would punish " ndded Lord
Selborne, amid loud cheors, "tho perpe
trator of such a terrible blunder and
demand security against its recurronco.
I no more doubt than that I am stand
ing here that tho Emperor and Russian
people will feel tholr responsibility and
talto the samo action as would the Bri
tish or American people."
Tribute to American. Navy.
Lord Selborno proceeded to pay a glow
ing tribute to tho American navy and
emphasized Instances of co-operation bo
tween the British, French and Ameri
can navies. "I say, on behalf of tho
British Govornment and navy," said
Lord Solborne, "that thoro Is nothing
but tho greatest admiration for tho
American navy hero, and there lo no
navy from whom the British navy la bo
wllllnsr to learn. Tho American navy
can nover pay too frcquont visits to Bri
Incident Is Closed.
Rear Admiral Lambton declared that
ho could nover believe any naval offi
cer, Russian or olhorwlso, would do a
dastardly act Intentionally. Naval offi
cers sometimes mako mistakes, but, said
Admiral Lambton, "glvo thorn tlmo to
apologize, and everything "will bo all
rljrht." Admiral Lambton'n statement,
combined with Lord Solborno'K repres
sions, aro taken as practically closing the
North sea. tiffnlr.
Admiral Lambton saw Kmg Edward
today and undoubtedly ho voiced tho
highest views. In tho presenco of tho
llrst lord of tho Admiralty and Justlco
King the Admiral urged his hearers not
to bellevo that which ho would ho tho
first or ono of tho first to donounco was
premeditated, a sentiment which was
greeted with prolonged applauso as
marking tho end of a crisis.
Made Commander-in-Chief of the
ST. PETERSBURG, Oct.- 2C An im
perial ukase dated October 23 appoints
Gen. Kuropatkin Commander-in-chief of
the Russian army.
Viceroy Aloxlefv. on Monday published
an lmporlal decreo appointing Gen. Ku
roputkln commander-in-chief of all tho
land forces In tho East and retaining
Alexloff In tho post of Viceroy. Tho Em
peror also congratulates Viceroy Aloxloft
on the efficiency ho has displayed in tho
formation, concentration and supremo di
rection of troops In tho theater of opera
tions. Alexloff, In his proclamation, thanks tho
land forces for tho self-Bacrlfioo they
havo shown, and Bays ho Is proud of tho
mark of confldenco bestowed upon him
by tho Emporor In entrusting him with
tho supremo command of gallant troops.
Ho hopes, n conclusion, that with God's
holp their strong advermiry will bo do-foated.
Hoyburn at Idaho Falls.
Special to Tho Tribune.
IDAHO FALLS, Ida.. Oct. 25, Senator
W. B. l-loyburn apoko hero tonight to a
largo audience, touching on both national
and Stalo Issues
Sorry Russian Fleet
Acted as it Did.
Full Reparation Is Promised
Families of Suf
ferers. British' Embassador, However, Files
Note "With Prussian Foreign) Office,
Stigmatizing Action as Inhuman.
ST. PETERSBURG, Oct. 26. Vice
Admlral RoJestvonskys reason for fir
ing Into tho British fishing fleet remain
as great a mystery as ever. Again at
midnight the Admiralty announced that
the Admiral's report of the affair had
not been received. Meantime, without
awaiting the Russian version of the
affair, Emperor Nicholas, through Em
bassador Hardlnge, has sent to King
Edward and the British Government a
message conveying an expression of
the profotindest regret for the unfortu
nate affair, coupled with assurances
that the families of the victims should
receive the fullest reparation.
British Note Moderate.
The British Government also shows
moderation In the nolo which Embassa
dor Hardlnge presented to Count Lams
dorff this afternoon. While It nwalts
an explanation for an act which It
characterizes In strong language as un
justifiable, deliberate. Inhuman, it
makes no threats, fixes no time limit
for response and contains no demands,
the noto specifically stating that Great
Britain's demands are reserved pend
ing receipt of an explanation.
The note recites the circumstances of
the affair, saying that a fleet of steam
trawlers carrying the established lights
was approached by the Russian squad
ron, which threw search lights upon the
vepsels and then deliberately altered Its
formation. Ono vessel was sunk, two
fishermen were killed, many were
wounded and several vessels were
missing after a bombardment of the
fishing vessels which lasted for a con
siderable time. The squadron then sailed
off, leaving a vessel of small tonnage,
which remained on the spot for six
The note points cut that the Indigna
tion of the British people, heightened
bj' the Inhuman conduct of the com
manders of tho warships in abandoning
tho sinking, crippled trawlers, was
further emphasized by the failure of the
smaller war ship to offer or render any
assistance, although It was impossible
for It during all that time to have mis
taken the true character of the fishing
vessels. The note concludes with thc
statement that the British Government
is awaiting Russia's explanation of this
unjustifiable act, pending the receipt of
which It reserves Its demands.
Has an Ominous Bing.
Tho willingness of Great Britain to await
tho Russian explanation beforo formulat
ing demands shows consideration for tho
position In which Russia has been placed
by a deplorable blunder. At tho same
time this consideration has an ominous
ring about it. only serving to omphasizo
tho gravity of tho situation, tho hmguago
of tho note admitting of no doubt when
tho demands aro ultimately presented
Great Britain intends to Insist upon full
compllanco with them.
Has Not Shown Hand.
From tho diplomatic standpoint tho very
fact that Great Britain has not shown hor
hund strengthens her position What the
nature of tho demands will bo must neces
sarily be a matter of speculation until Ad
miral Rojestvensky's report arrives, but
If tho Important allegation In tho noto Is
established, namely, that tho squadron
actually changed formation before open
ing fire, it would seem to fix tho responsi
bility upon Rojestvonsky: and, whoever
the author of the offonso may be, It Is re
garded as certain that Groat Britain will
demand among other things his punish
ment. It Is also considered certain that
falluro to promptly comply with tho de
mands would Immediately bo followed by
Embassador Hardlngo's recall.
Although some nervousness is porceptl
blo In diplomatic circles, generally speak
ing thero Is tho greatest confldenco both
among the diplomats and high officials of
the Govornment that the affair will bo
amicably adjusted. It 1h felt, Indeed, that
tho very gravity of tho situation may prove
Its salvation by Imposing tho utmost caro
and deliberation upon both sides.
Emperor Greatly Grieved.
Tho Emperor's action this afternoon,
foreshadowed by dlnpatchcs Monday night
following his Interview with Count Lams
dorff, Is regarded as an expression of his
purposo to meet any rcnsonablo domand
of tho British Government and do every
thing possible to avoid cause of a quar
rel. It Is known that tho EmperOr was
greatly grlovcd and 'shocked when he
hoard tho nows at Cronstadt Monday
afternoon. To a member of the court, tho
Associated ProsB learns, ho has already
expressed a determination to punish who
ovor 1 responslblo for tho error.
Sentiment About Embassies.
A tour of tho embassies and logatlonB
this afternoon showed that tho sentiment
was almost unanimous that Russia would
niako every reparation and that tho In
cident would bo adJiiBtcd unleso Great
Britain's demands should bo unreasonable,
which It waa thought they would not be.
Nevertholoas, tho grcatcot activity was
manlfoated at all tho legatlono, Cipher
dispatches wero comming and going, and
tho forolgn offlco was besieged by under
secretaries and MlnlBtore. all eager for in
formation. Anxious for Information.
The scenes gave fordblo reminder o
those Immediately preceding tho sovoranco
of diplomatic relations with Japan. At
tho Admiralty thero was similar scones of
Utah Battery Boy
Is Awarded Pension1
Senator Kearns Succoeds in Difficult
Case and John B. Licklederer
Is Made Happy.
Special to The Tribune.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25. Sonator
Kearns has just been notified by the
pension office of the successful termina
tion of the application of. John B. Llck
lederer for a pension. This case was ono
of the first called to the attention of
Senator Kearns when he came to Wash
ington, and he has devoted considerable
time to It The pension granted le for
$8 per month from July 15, 1899, and 512
per month from September 26, 1900.
Figuring the pension out from the date
of application Mr. LIcklederer should
receive over $700 back pension.
Ho was a Utah battery boy and wao
a member of battery A, During the war
he lost his hearing in consequence of
the detonation of a gun. The appli
cant was one of the directors of the
King Bird Mining company, and was
located at aiilford up to a short time
ago, when he moved to Echo, Nev.
A number of influential citizens- inter
ested themselves In the matter and
joined In letters to Senator Kearns. At
one time It looked as If the Senator
would have to ask for final rejection of
the case and Introduce a special bill, but
success ha9 at last crowned his efforts,
and Mr. LIcklederer will be a happy
beneficiary. This Is one of a, number of
difficult cases Senator Kearns has won.
SEQUEL TO DREYFUS CASE.
French Court-Martial .Opens to Try
Four Prominent Officers.
PARIS. Oct. 25. A sequel to the Drey
fus case was tho opening of the court
martial today of four prominent officers
of tho War Ministry, Cols. Dautrlch. Hol
lln, Francois and Marechal, enarged with
using military funds and otherwise in
fluencing witnesses against Dreyfus at
Rennes. The court Is composed of Gen.
Berlin, four Colonels and two Lieutenant-Colonels.
Tho previous Ministerial
Investigation partially vindicated tho ac
cused, who demanded a court-martial.
Col. Dautrlch testified that during tho
entiro course of the proceedings at Rennes
he followed tho orders of his superiors.
Tho Indictment charges Col. Dautrlch,
whllo custodian of tho military archives
In 1S09, of mutilating books and making
erasures for tho purposo of shielding the
diversion of funds by Colonols Rollln.
Francois and Mareschal. The-three lat
ter aro- specifically charged with appro
priating 31000 when tho prosecution of
Dreyfus was going on
A largo crowd attended tho trial, In
cluding Maltro Labor!, Col. PIcquart. Jo
seph Relnach, the biographer of Drey
fus, and other notabilities of the Drey--fus
The testimony was largely technical
and concerned tho methods of handling
war archives and funds. Tho trial went
over to tomorrow. Tho four accused of
ficers aro detained, ponding tho conclu
sion of their trial, In thc prison of Cher
SECOND PEACE CONGRESS.
Note Sent From State Department
Looking to Conference.
WASHINGTON, OcL 25. Acting Secre
tary of Stato Adco today dispatched a
noto looking to a reconvening of The
Haguo conference. This Is an Invitation
of the President of tho United States to
tho signatory powers of tho original
Hague treaty to come together again. Tho
note Is directed to tho Amorlcan Embas
sadors and Ministers abroad, with Instruc
tions to sound tho Governments to which
they aro accredited and to extend Presi
dent Roosevelt's Invitation In auch terms
as thoy sco fit. A majority of tho powers
must dotermlno tho place as well as tho
date of thc meeting.
A number of delegates mado short Im
promptu specchcy, reviewing tho work
accomplished In tho wny of Industrial
and commercial advancement in th?
Western Slates. Tho congress then ad
journed until tomorrow morning.
RAN UPON A REEF.
Steamship Massachusetts Lost Off
Abaco, Bahama Isles.
TAMPA, Fin.. Oct. 25. Tho captain ot
tho Spanish stoamship Ontaneda, whloh
arrived today, reports thc loss of tho
Btcamshlp Massachusetts. Tho captain
states that on tho afternoon of October
20. whllo oft Stirrup Key, his vessel was
approached by an Amorlcan two-masted
schooner with flag at half-mast. Tho
schooner asked tho Ontaneda to report
upon arrival at port tho Iosr of tho Massa
chusetts, tho wreck having occurred sev
enteen miles north of tho Old Bahama
channel. Tho namo of tho schooner re
porting tho wreck la not known. It mado
no mention of loss of llfo. Tho Massachu
setts was a steamship bound from Cardiff,
England, to Now Orleans. Sho had a ca
pacity for 25,000 bales of cotton and was
a brand-now vessel.
Shipping Shoep East
TWIN BRIDGES. Mont., Oct 25.
Shlpmonts of theep are now moving
eastward. Ono shipment was mado of
5000 head of mixed ewes, wethers and
lambs during tho latter part of the week.
Yesterday J. I Murray shipped 4000
head to the Chicago market and today
a shipment of twenty-five carloads was
made for Omaha by Mesary. Sanders,
Selway and Ennls.
activity. Tho corridors were full of news
paper correspondents and naval attaches
awaiting Information regarding Rojestven
sky's report but tho Admiralty had noth
ing to offer in explanation of tho extra
ordinary silence, it la felt that this delay
Is ono of tho most serious features of tho
Delay Influences Britons.
Whllo tho British note fixes no tlmo
limit for Russia's reply, it Is argued that
tho protracted delay of tho Admiral's re
port will do moro than anything elso to
lnflnmo British nubile opinion and render
final adjustment difficult Tho Admiralty
Htlll clings to tho hope thot tho official
report may placo tho affair In a more fav
orablo light, though reluctantly tbo offic
ials arc disposed to admit that it may
havo boon a caso of panic fitarted-by somo
Deplorable SeaTragedy 'l
Not Settled. il
Delays of Diplomatic -Pro- ill
cedure One of the tI
Causes. , hH
Resentment in Minds of Britons at ,
Alleged Gigantic Blunder Is ' jji ll JH
Somewhat Allayed. 6 .H
LONDON, Oct 25. The Inovltable de- '
lays of diplomatic procedure appear to j '
retard a completo and satisfactory set- 'M
tloment of tho acuto differences between !; ;
Great Britain and Russia arising from ;.H
tho deplorable North sea affair. King ) 'M
Edward lias received from Emperor Nich- i
olas hlmsolf a cablegram expressing tho ,
deepest regret and a practical acknowl- H '
edgement that Great Britain's peremptory
noto will moot with a reply conceding ijH
every demand for apology for .the act VH
of aggression against tho British flag. I
componpation for sufferers and punish-
ment of tho officers responsible for what
Is evcrywhore conceded to havo beon a ' j
gigantic blunder, and the Russian Em- ' I
bassador to tho court of St James has ? jH
expressed to Forolgn Minister Lansdowno '
hlB sorrow and sympathy. i J i 'M
These developments, which carao late ': ' 'H
In tho day, havo allayed to somo extent
the deep resentment In tho public mind. I.H
and tho Admiralty tonight gavo evidence !
of Its appreciation the necessity of ':H
proving that it is prepared actively to ' j
support the position of the people of
Great Britain and fulfill; tho oxpcctatlon 'H
of the world, when it issued tho follow- '1
Statement of Admiralty.
"On receipt on October 21 of tho news 1
of tho North sea tragedy, preliminary
orders for mutual support and co-opera- ;t " 'B
tlon wero issued as a measuro of pre- y ll
caution from tho Admiralty to tho Chan- ! 'H
neU Mediterranean and Home fleets." t ' :fll
Diplomats' Busy All Day. ' 'H
Tho day has been ono of tho busiest '. !
in recent years In diplomatic circles hero. V , iM
Thc Russlnn Embassador, who onlv J ' iH
reached London shortly before midnight j ,
Monday, waa an early caller at Lansdowno i f 'H
house and had a long interview with h j
Lord Lansdownc, after which tho For- if
elgn Minister drovo to Downing street ( '
and conforrcd with, Premier Balfour and Ij ' ' H
othera. and for tho rest of the day was
occupied with a mass of matters pertain- '
Ing to tho affair.
No Statement Beady. h. M
Almost momentarily tho public ex- 1 i
peeled somo dcflnlto announcement of an i i 'H
official nature, but lata this evening tho . .H
Forelcn offlco announced that no fur-
ther statement would bo Issued tonight. ! i H
It Is understood that this 1b becauso It '
Is considered that it would be unwise. In 1 HH
tho present stato of public feeling, to jH
mako any Intermediate proclamations I
concerning dlplomatlo proceedings, In , f
view of Great Britain's announcement tn ( !H
Russia that tho matter would not brook . J
Prussian. Embassy Busy. i I
Count Bcnckendorff. tho Russian Em- - j
bassador, was occupied until la to tonight i ,
at tho Embassy with a mass of cipher ' 1
dispatches, and It was announced at the , 'H
Embassy that It would bo physically Im- '
possible to proparo a formal reply In such ijH
a short tlmo. I HH
No Repetition of Rowdyism. if 11
Whllo Great Britain Is stirred to It l HH
dopths thero has not boon the slightest i HH
evldonco of a repetition of tho rowdyism .
of last night, vhlch Is condemned on t J
nil sides. Tho nuggostlon that Embassa- jj j
dor Benckondorffs visit to Lansdownu , I
houso instead of to Downing street, wax I
duo to fear of mob violence, is Indignant- ' j
lv denied at tho Foreign office and at I J
tho EmhasBy. In fact, thoro was not tho r. lH
slightest sign of any gathorlng- of a hoB-
tllo orowd at tho Foreign office, al- IH
though tho police precautions wero most ilH
thorough Count Bonckondorff, hlmsolf. i ;
reforred to tho incident of last night an 4 j.
trivial, and did not appear to consider ; f Ul
i it worth noticing. 'f ll
King Edward's- Course. Approved. ll
Popular appreciation of tho situation. .
howover, was evidenced when King Ed- , , "jiH
ward appeared In public today. Ho was y ''H
greeted with moro than usual enthusl- ;
asm on account of tho decided tone of l iH
Mb telegram to tho Mayor of Hull on , 'H
Party Differences Forgotten. Ill
Tho speeches of members of the Cabl- j- rH
net and of tho Houeo of Commons today '.
in different parts of the country voice 't hH
tho sontlmont of Great Britain, and tho .lH
spirit In which the utterancci wero met f.t
shows that for tho moment party differ- S iH
onccs havo beon laid asldo and that tho ' jjjH
country Is solidly behind tho Govern- ' j
mcnt j V'l'iH
Selborne Is Outspoken. , ,
Lord Solborno at tho Pilgrims' banquet ,
tonight denounced tho Dogger bank af- i , 1
fal" In tho most outspoken terms yot j t-H
heard from a member of tho Cabinet, ns .
an "Inoxcusablo outrage." and "a torrl- , (l"
bio blunder, which would bo Impossible
In olther the British or tho Amorlcan t I1
Plain Language Used. !f. j,
Colonial Secrotary Lyttloton, too. in ": 'l! VA1
anothor placo, spoko In plain torms, say- y j BBVJ
lng that It was Impossible to view tho jfl
affair as othor than tho result of mur- f U
derous Intention or wicked negligcnco. ( 'j'. pBVJ
Inquest Over Victims. s ' ,
The post mortem examination of tho ''''Yl
bodies of tho victims of the Dogger bank ' .
Xlr was held today-at Hull. Tho pro- U R
ceodlngs wero purely formal, and no of- ,)!
ficlal announcement was mado. but It is BV
stated positively that both -of tho dead (
men bore wounds inflicted both by ma- i.hljffl
chlno guns and a larger aholl. jt
Many New Citizens in Butte. ;l
BUTTE Oct 25. From October 1 un- iR
tfi this mornlnj? exactly COO now citizens j,
hud been oworn In before the three ,, it AfJ
courts in the city. It Is expected that
this number will be augmented by per- h
hups 300 up to the tlmo of tho closing ,
of registration. This Is about on a par
with two years ago. V ::ftVAVAl