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$15,000 CONTEST
VOL. XXXV. ' • Tt^V • BY OABBIKR - At) , ("TENTS
ni mhf.h •:«(» Jr Itl • i PER month *V v^cjuau
Says He Fully Appreciates Honor, but
Will Not Listen to Renomlna.
tlon—Some Still Believe
He Will
By Associated Press.
CHICAGO, June 17.—The promulga
tion of a letter from Vice President
Fairbanks reiterating his "Irrevocable
determination" not to be again a can
didate tor the office he now holds was
the most Important development of the
day in connection with the vice prosl
dentiul nomination.
The letter wan addressed to ■ Mr.
Falrbunks' manager, Joseph B. Keal
lug, and the full text follows:
"Indianapolis, June 16.
"My Dtar Mr. Healing: I appreciate
fully the compliment paid ma by my
friends In their insistence that I should
accept a renomlnayon for vice presi
dent, yet my determination not to be
a candidate again, as announced be
fore the close of the last session of
congress through you, is absolutely ir
"My conclusion does not grow out
of p.ny want of appreciation of the
honor, tor the vice presidency Is an
honor which any man :nay well covet.
No one is obliged to stop down to It.
"I have enjoyed .he great honor
which came to me unsought and by the
undivided voice of my party, for all
of which I am profoundly grateful.
"The renewed expression of the con
fidence of my friends touches me- most
deeply. They need no assurance that
I have come to the conclusion that I
have reached deliberately and I trust
that the personal considerations which
I have advanced will commend them
selves to their approval. lam the more
confirmed in the wisdom of my con
clusion because of the fact that there
Is no narty or public exigency which
would seem to suggest a contrary
"Accept for yourself and other friends
my grateful appreciation of your gen
erous, unfailing and loyal support.
"I remain faithfully your friend,
Aiso Write* Hemenway
A similar letter was vritten by the
vice president to Senator Hemenway.
The vica president's letter is not dif
ferent from various expressions made
Jn a less formal manner by him in the
"ast few days and whilu he was ac
cepted seriously and he was given full
credit for sincerity the letter did not
have any effect In changing the deter
mination of his admirers to press his
nomination in the event of the naming
of Secretary Taft for the first place.
Accordingly there were a? manjj
prophecies after the promulgation of
the letter as before that The vice pres'
dent would in the end be called to suc
ceed himself.
He confidently assertod that he would
not decline a unanimous nomination.
While this- is the general sentiment
of those who have been supporting the
vice president, largely outside of In
diana, it remains a fact that his close
friends who have been managing nis
candidacy for the vice presidency
openly deny the letter must be accept
ed as definite nnd final In relieving him
from consideration for M-cond place.
Expressed No Desire
L,afe Young, delegate at large from
lowa, received a telegram today from
Secretary I-oeb which stated that
President Roosevelt had not expressed
a desire to see Governor Cummins
name on the ticket, or that of any other
Secretary Loeb's telegram was In re
sponse to a telegram from Mr. Toung,
in which the latter asked for an ex
planation of the president's attitude on
the vice presidential nomination.
Following is the text of the message
from Mr. Ix>eb:
"The president has not expressed Rny
opinion for or against any candidate
for the vice presidency and will no
more express an opinion against Mr.
Cummins that he would against Sena
tor Dolllver."
The developments of the day do not
materially alter the vice presidential
situation, and the opinion tonight is as
it was this morning, that the nomina
tion will go either to Fairbanks or to
Cummins. The failure by New York to
caucus on the vice presidential situa
tion is regarded as practically eliminat
ing that state from the contest. New
York was in a position where If her
delegation could get together on the
proposition, they might have named
the candidate, but they could not get
together. Friends of Representative
James S. Sherman appear to have a
strong majority in the dolegatlon, but
they seem to be unable to make It
Choices as Expressed
There were some of the delegates still
for Secretary Cortelyou; others talked
of State Chairman Woodruff, and
there was mention in the strictly
Hughes portion of the delegation of
the name of General Stewart Li. Wood
ford, who is expected to place the
name of Governor Hughes before the
It was said today that a telegram to
Edward Gllnes, who Is regarded as
Governor Guild's personal representa
tive In the Massachusetts delegation,
expressed the governor's Intention to
stand by his vice presidential boom un
til the last gun was fired. The lines
having been rtnwn substantially be
tween east and west in the situation,
and New York being practically out of
it It became an interesting question
whether the east could not unite upon
any man who could rally also support
from the south and west. In this con
nection the names of Governor Guild
and ex-Governor Murphy of New Jer
sey were frequently mentioned.
The tendency of the day, however,
was plainly toward the selection of a
western man, and the names in the
forefront tonight are those of Fair
banks of Indiana and Cummins of
lowa, with Fairbanks apparently In the
The California delegation in execu
tive session today decided by unani
ho.us vote to cast its vote for George
A. Knight of San Francisco for vice
president. Other western states are
expected to get In line for Mr. Knight.
The Callfornlans also count upon the
support of a number of southern dele
gations for Mr. Knight In return for
the vote of that state today In opposi
tion to the Burke resolution.
"Convention May Be Compelled to
Nominate a Man Who Needs No
Platform," Says Committee
man in Explanation
By Associated Press. . ■
CHIOXOO, June IT.—A ' modified Injunc
tion plank won agreed to by the subcom
mittee on resolution* at 10 o'clock tonight,
which completed the platform, and the full
committee was immediately called Into ses
■lon to consider the document M. per
; "If the Republican convention de
liberately refuses to adopt a platform
on which Secretary Taft feels he can
make a winning race, the convention
will have to nominate a man who needs
no platform to win." ,
' While this statement was not put
forward as an actual ultimatum, it was
the principal; weapon which the ad
vocates of the Injunction plank in the
platform used yesterday to compel the
committee on resolutions and the con
vention Itself to make such a declara
tion. ' v •
The momentous Import of the alterna
tive implied presents more , strikingly
than could anything else the persistent
fight that was made against the ln-|
junction declaration.
The statement quoted was made to
night 'by a • member of the ■ sub-com
mittee . which prepared the platform,
who is friendly to both President
Roosevelt and Secretary Taft. It was
the result of a careful analysis of the
situation made after twenty-four hours
of almost continuous service <in the
committee room and undoubtedly pre
sented a prominent phase of the situa
tion. Proceeding, he said:
"It is preposterous to ask Secretary
Taft to, make the race for the: presi
dency on a platform - which is not to
his liking and especially in view of
the fact that It is generally known
that he has been giving much atten
tion to the framing of the party
declaration of principles and policies.
"To do so would be to place him In
the attitude in which Mr. ,"Cleveland
was placed when he was compelled, in
1892, .to repudiate his party's tariff
plank, and it is doubtful whether he
would want. to < make the ■ race under
such conditions.
Accused of Antagonism
"It should also be borne in mind
that tb,e question of injunction pouches
the labor cause, an' element which he
has been accused of antagonizing, and
It is very much the opposite of fair
dealing to undertake to compel him to
go before the country on a platform
which affords no assurances to this
class of his friendly feeling toward
Beginning: at 10 o'clock today, the
"eub-commlttee resumed its work in.
the hdpe of completing it by 4 p. m.,
the time set for the meeting of the
full committee, but when that time
came the sub-committee was compelled
to report that it was unprepared to
present Its report, and the full com
mittee took an adjournment until 9
p. m.
At 9 p. m. the sub-committee was
found to be still undecided, and an
other adjournment was taken.
While the subcommittee was in ses
sion the greater part of the day, there
were two or three rather prolonged In
termissions, and before the day closed
It became evident that the Injunction
clause advocates were playing for time.
Could Have Voted Soon
There was no period of the day when
a vote cocld not have been taken In
the subcommittee and the Injunction
plank inserted, but appreciating the
fact that a favorable result was not
bo certain in the full committee, the
supporters of the provision sought for
and easily obtained the delay which
they seemed to consider necessary be
fore bringing the matter before the
attention of the committee Itself.
The time during the recesses, as
well as the time In which the commit
tee was engaged, was devoted to stren
uous efforts by both sides to Increase
their strength In the full committee.
For the first time since the fight be
gan the friends of the administration
apparently became awakened to the
seriousness of the situation, but
aroused, they were quite as zealous as
their opponents In presenting the situ
ation to their fellow commltteemen.
During the day they received telegrams
from Washington expressing the
views of both the president and the
secretary of war as to the necessity
of the injunction plank and these tele
grams were read to all doubtful mem
bers of the committee.
In one of these telegrams the presi
dent Is reported to have urged the
wisdom of the injunction resolution
and to have said the convention should
not yield any more to the extremists
among the manufacturers than to the
extremists among the laboring men.
Plank as Adopted
The Injunction -plank as adopted by
the committee last night asserts that
the Republican party always has and
always will uphold the processes and
proceedings of the courts, and has ab
solute faith In their Integrity and up
rightness; nevertheless, it believes the
injunction practices should be so modi
fied as to provide that only where Ir
reparable damage to property Is im
minent the courts may grant injunction
without notice.
It Is also specified that due notice
shall be given of impending Injunc
tion proceedings.
The modified injunction plank is be
lieved to be acceptable to many more
members of the committee than the
original draft.
No mention Is made in the plat
form of statehood for Arizona and
New Mexico.
The Michigan delegation instructed
Representative Fordney, oi. the com
mittee, to vote against the injunction
Arnold Daly Bankrupt
NEW YORK, June 1' Arnold Daly,
the actor and theatrical manager, filed
a petition in bankruptcy In the federal
district court today. The petition
places his liabilities at $40,426 and his
assets at $1376. Among his creditors Is
I^ole Fuller, the actress, whom he owes
$7300 on a contracf for services.
The Skeleton Won't Stay in Its Closet
I lllllTlTiiff^^
Every Incident of Gathering Flashed
to White House—Mrs. Taft Shows
Great Interest in Hus.
band's Chances
By Associated Presi.
WASHINGTON. June 17.—With ev
ery incident in the gathering at Chi
cago flashed to them on direct wires,
President Roosevelt and Secretary
Taft kept in constant touch today
with the Republican national conven
tion, had a brief conference and each
wound up the afternoon by driving into
the suburbs while the convention was
still in session.
All day long the wires brought news
of what was transpiring in the conven
tion. There were direct telegraph cir
cuits from the convention hall to the
executive office and the private office
of Secretary Taft and a long distance
telephone in Mr. Taft's office as well.
The secretary maintained continuous
communication with the convention
leaders. Telephone and telegraph ope
rators were In charge at the Chicago
end of the wire and no move was
made on the floor of the immense hall
that was not almost simultaneously re
ported to Washington.
Become Disinterested
Apparently disinterested In the clos
ing hours of the day's proceedings,
President and Mrs. Roosevelt drove
from the White House late in the aft
ernoon to the vicinity of Rock creek,
northwest of the city, where they
mounted horses and cantered over the
smooth bridle paths amid the wild
scenery that characterizes the park:
They left Just after the great ovation
to Mr. Roosevelt had exhausted Itself,
following forty-five minutes of contin
ued cheering.
The president received bulletins from
the convention while dressing for his
ride and after Secretary Taft, who had
come to see him while the excitement
in the Coliseum was at Its height, had
gone back to the war department.
Mr. Taft also went driving without
waiting for the convention to adjourn.
Mrs. Taft manifested her keen inter
est in the Republican convention pro
ceedings at Chicago today by joining
the secretary In his private office and
getting at first hand the reports from
Heard Demonstration
It is said tonight that President
Roosevelt was an actual listenef to
the wild demonstration of enthusiasm
which greeted his name in the con
vention today.
Hanging ten feet above the heads
of the delegates and immediately in
front of the platform are four black
discs, looped by wires and Joined by
a small central cable leading from the
hall. Many have wondered at these
discs, and believed them to be a part
of the system for electrical display.
As a matter of fact the discs are a
combination of telephone and phono
graph, taking up the proceedings as
they occur, and transmitting each
swell of oratory and each throb of
enthusiastic applause.
According to the reports tonight,
one of these wires was cut Into the
White House early this afternoon and
the president in person, with the re
ceiver to his ear, caught the words
of Lodge as he electrified the vast as
semblage and the echoing shouts
which ebbed and flowed for full forty
five minutes.
Statehood Plank for Arizona and New
Mexico Adopted—Strict Secreoy
Prevents Giving Out
Official Vote
By Associated Press.
CHICAGO, June IT.—The blnest prob
lem before tbe resolutions committee of
the national Republican convention, that
of the proposed plank In the platform deal
ins; with the question of the limitations
of court injunctions In labor controversies,
was disposed of at 3 o'clock this morning,
when, by a vote of 3ft to 16, with one
state (Mouth Carolina) not recorded, the
full committee agreed to the plank.
It was predicted after the vote that there
would be no His lit on the matter on tbe
floor of the convention until tbe full re
port of the committee was nmde today.
The full committee adopted the state
hood plank for Arizona and New Mex
ico, thus reversing the sub-committee's
At 2:30 a. m. the committee ad
The vote on the Injunction plank is
said to have been as follows:
Yeas—Alabama, Arkansas, Connecti
cut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illi
nois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky,
Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota,
Mississlppo, Missouri, Nebraska, New
York, North Carolina, North Dakota,
Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode
Island, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia,
(Continued on Page Two.)
For Los Angeles and vicinity: Fair
Thursday; fresh south, winds. Maxi.
mum, temperature yesterday, 70 de.
grees; minimum temperature, 56 de.
grees. . ■
' Judge John S. Chapman, dean of Los
Angeles bar. passes away. ■
1 Boy stumbles on corpse in Laurel
canyon. • ' ■ i■/ ',<■-'■
( Dramatic < scenes at Wldaman and
Sanger trial. • ■ • .
Petition for ■ liquidation of Carlson's
bank filed. ••'.■■ <
California club will fight liquor li
cense. , . ,
Three Italians shot to death by wine
merchant in New Orleans as result of
alleged attempts at extortion. ,.'
I New York bankers to lend over $44,
--600,000 in gold to , Germany. „
Assailant of New York state farmer's
wife is found dying with throat cut in
bushes. . .■ .'-..,
; Haunting remorse for imaginary lie
told drives Illinois preacher Insane. , •.
; Accident insurance underwriters to
reward heroes who-save human lives. ;'■
■: Missouri : river still rising, „ but -. no
great damage Is reported.
Bay City man, employe of Santa Fe,
is. ground to death by street. car as
result of alighting on wrong side. .
, Body of missing San Francisco boy,
several days sought by parent and po
lice, found at bottom of lake in Golden
Gate park. ' - :,
■:'-, Grand grove of Druids elects officers
at Salinas and decides on Santa Rosa
for next annual meeting.
Lemolne diamond case In Paris . cre
ates tremendous i sensation; > fake dia
mond manufacturer works clever ruse
on merchant and police , and ,' escapes
from custody. '■'• .'.■-■
:'t Attempt In Baku to kill chief of po
lice results In death of one and se
rious , injuries of others * In ; dynamiting
No Change Made In Temporary Roll
of Delegates and Alternates.
Indianapolis Mayor Dissat
isfied with Procedure
By Associated Press.
CHICAGO, June 17.—Fourteen hours
were given by the credentials commit
tee of the Republican national conven
tion for the presentation of contests,
but no change was made In the tempo
ray roll of delegates and alternates.
Full approval was given to the work
of the national committee which had
devoted eight days to the question.
The sun was beginning Its downward
course last evening when the members
of the committee, fresh and vigorous,
began their session at 2:45 p. m. When,
after a continuous session, the labors
of the committee were concluded at
4:45 this morning, the light in the east
was beginning to signal the sun's re
The cominitteemen looked decidedly
differently than when they entered
upon their all-night meeting. Many of
the members had not left the room
throughout the session and they exhib
ited .marked signs of fatigue.
Mayor Charles A. Bookwalter of
Indianapolis, member of the creden
tials committee, as he left the room
this morning, voiced the protests of
men classed as antl-Taft members of
the committee and announced that a
minority report would be made to the
Railroaded Outside
"Of the cases submitted by the al
lies," said the mayor, "those Involving
110 seats had merit, but they were ratl
roaded out of the hall without exami
nation of the evidence In their support
by the committee. The arguments were
not listened to at all, and the Taft
men adopted rules which absolutely ex
cluded members of the committee from
participating in the debate."
The dissatisfaction which Mayor
Bookwalter felt with the procedure of
the committee manifested itself the
moment the meeting was called to or
der. « <S
Senator Charles W. Fulton of Oregon,
having been elected chairman, stated
that 2000 persons In the convention
awaited the report of the credentials
committee. This was an argument in
favor of limiting the debate, or, In
other words, In favor of the plan to
adopt the report of the national com
mittee without hearing the contests,
which provoked Mr. Bookwalter to
reply, "There are 90,000,000 people who
will have to wait until next Novem
"Molasses or Vitriol?"
Representative J. Sloat Fassett, the
New York member of the committee,
favored the scheme for "blanket" ap
proval of the work of the national
committee, but In reply to Mr. Book
waiter's comment said: "Well, I sup
pose we will have to let the molasses
"Not molasses; vitriol," retorted Mr.
Bookwalter, sharply.
The colloquy between these two men
is an Illustration of the bitterness of
feeling which was frequently shown by
anti-Taft adherents.
When the committee met and organ
ized Chairman Fulton was empowered
to appoint a committee to draft rules
to govern the procedure in hearing the
contests. This committee consisted of
five members, Mr. Fassett being the
(Coutluued on F««e Two)
«T\IPT 1? T"nPri7Q« DAILY, 3ci SUNDAY, 3«
Delegates Go Wild with Enthusiasm at
Mention of President's Name—Great
Coliseum for 45 Minutes Shaken
by Demonstration of Big
Stirring Speech by Senator Lodge, Chairman,
Is Feature of Day—Taft Delegates
Practically Seated in Toto by
Credentials Committee Re
port, Adopted
CHICAGO, June 17.—The second day of the Republican na
tional convention has brought the long expected Roosevelt
yell, a whirlwind of enthusiasm, which raged within the
vast amphitheater of the Coliseum for fully forty-five
minutes, for a time presenting to the timid the specter of a Roose
velt stampede.
This demonstration was decidedly the feature of a day other
wise notable for a stirring speech from the permanent chairman of
the convention, Senator Henry Cabot Lodge of Massachusetts; for
much political procedure in placing the convention on a smooth run
ning basis, and for final defeat of the plan to reduce the representa
tion of southern states at future national conventions.
Probably the most important act of the day and the one having
greatest significance was the adoption of the report of the committee
on credentials, seating the Taft delegates practically in toto. If
there had been any lingering doubt of the Taft strength, it disap
peared before this decisive action, which in effect placed more than
700 delegates in the Taft column.
Equally important and even more re
markable was the final acceptance of
this result by the "allies," without the
formality of a dissenting minority re
port and without carrying the
question to the floor of the conven
tion for the open fight which has been
long threatened. Instead of this, all
further opposition seemod to crumble;
those who had .promised trouble qui
etly accepted the Inevitable, and thus
the path was cleared for fulfillment of
plans already matured for the nomina
tion of the head of the ticket.
The favorite sons still have, however,
their bands of steadfast supporters,
who will show their loyalty when the
first ballot is taken.
The scene within the Coliseum today
repeated that of yesterday in the mag
nitude and brilliancy of Its spectaculai
features. Again every seat was occu
pied, and 14,000 people, packing floors
and aisles and galleries and platforms.
Joined in the ebb and flow of agitation
and enthusiasm.
Committees Are Tardy
Temporary Chairman Burrows called
the convention to order promptly at
12:20, but the delay of committees in
reporting guve an hour for diversion
before the serious work of the day was
begun. This time was given over to
the visiting clubs with bands and vocal
choruses, bearing banners and strange
devices of G. O. P. elephants.
In front of the delegates paraded this
motley throng, soliciting laughter and
The hit of the parade was a glee club
which halted before the Ohio delegation
and varied the enlivening strains of
"Billy Taft. Yep, That's Me," with a
melancholy dirge for Bryan. ,
This diversion over, the convention
turned to committee reports. First of
them was the credentials, the very
foundation on which delegates had
their seats and votes. ' It was presented
b- Senator Fulton of Oregon in a three
minute speech, stating the action of the
national committee had be v fully jus
tified and upheld.
For a moment delegates looked about
for the fire-breathing Bookwalter of
Indiana, who had led the minority
forces and had promised a lively fight
on the floor. But Mr. Bookwalter sat
with the Indiana delegation, shaking
his head in answer to inquiries and an
nouncing the fight had been abandoned
as only three delegates would under
take to bear the brunt of a contest on
the floor. The report was quickly ap
proved, with only a few scattering
votes in opposition.
Lodge Takes the Chair
The presentation of the report on
permanent organization was the signal
for Senator Burrows to yield his place
as temporary chairman and escort to
the platform the permanent chairman
of the convention, Senator Lodge of
Mr. Lodge, trim and businesslike,
looked more like the later generation
than the white-hatred retiring chair
man. His voice, too, had that resonant
New Tngland twang which made it
rin~ out to the farthest corners of the
galleries, carrying metaphor and sar
casm which startled the listeners to at
tention and applause.
"The fevered fancy of an uneasy de
cade," was his indictment hurled
against the visionary policies of oppo
sition parties. The applause hardly died
away when Mr. Lodge launched his
sentence which elecrlfled the assem
blage into its first real demonstration
of wild enthusiasm.
"The president," exclaimed Mr.
Lodge, "is the best abused and most
popular man in the United States to-
This was the long awaited signal.
Instantly a shout broke from the gal
leries and was echoed back from the
floor after a tempest of detached yells
and cat calls and shouts of "Teddy,
but gradually the whole gathering
joining in the outbreak.
Some had mounted chairs —Texas,
Kentucky, Tennessee —and were ges
ticulating madly.
One delegate far to the left had torn
off his coat, and was whipping It wildly
above his head.
Texas end Kentucky appeared to be
the center of the agitation on the floor.
New York viewed the storm with calm
and so did Ohio, except, r.trangely, one
of the lonesome Foraker delegates—
Judge Marcus Shoup—who mouated on
a chair, kept both arms in motion with
a waving flag and a newspaper, and
his voice joining in the general pan
demonium —thirty minutes —forty min
utes —forty-five minutes, a full three
quarters ot an hour had passed In this
bewildering confusion of sight and
For a time some fear was felt by
some that a stampede was imminent.
Bu: <he political generals were glad to
give the pentup enthusiasm of the mul
titude this outlet of expression, and at
no time was there the hlightest appre
hension among them that the well de
vised plans would miscarry by somo
overpowering movement.
Frank H. Hitchcock, the Taft man
ager, moved about the floor, smiling
as (he tumult was at Its height.
"The cheers for Roosevelt today will
be for Taft tomorrow," said he with
Reports Are Received
With the subsidence of the Uoosevelt
storm Senator Lodge completed his
stirring speech and then the conven
tion turned to the reports of the other
committees. That on rules and order
of business brought a majority report
against th.) resolution offered by James
Francis Burke of Pennsylvania reduc-
in? the representation of states to a
basis of Republican votes cast by those
Mr. Burke presented a minority re
port In which seventeen of the states
concurred. A sharp contest occurred
on this question, bringing for the firs?
time before the convention some of Its
best knov.-n orators, including Burke
of Pennsylvania, Governor WlHson of:
Kentucky, the veteran Kiefcr of Ohio,
former Governor Herrick of Ohio. Rem
mel of Arkansas, Buckingham of Illi
nois. Wadsworth of Now York, Mud<t
of Maryland, former Governor War
moth of Louisiana and the negro orator
from Georgia, Henry Lincoln .Tohnson.
The resolution was finally defeated
by the close vote of 506 against 471,
a margin of votes in a total of 977.
three delegates being absent. The
change of a single state might have
altered the entire result.
Sentiment Growing
Although defeated Mr. Burkp said
the result had shown a tremendous
growth of sentiment in favor of thla
restricted representation, and that in
his opinion the future success of the
plan appeared beyond doubt.
The final details of the platform aro
bring arranged by the platform 6om
m'.ttee tonight, and If accomplished,
the convention will be equipped to
morrow to make its declaration of pol
icy and proceed to the selectlor Of
Tomorrow's session will open at
o'clock in the morning inr.tead of n"«n
as heretofore, so that .t full day ma.v
be had for the discussion of prlnclrien
and men. The platform Is expected
to go before the convention Parly tn
the day and Its adoption will be fol
lowed by the speeches placing tn nom
ination the candidates for tha presi
dency. __« J _«
STOCKTON, June 17.—The planing
mills and storage building of the Cali
fornia Navigation and Improvement
company were destroyed by fire this
afternoon and for a time tt looked as
If the Stockton Iron Works, American
River Steam Electric plant would be
burned, but the firemen confined the
flames to the shipyard. The loss,
while only $5000, Is most serious, as
the storage building was filled with
fine, well seasoned timber for ship work
that cannot be replaced for years. The
loss Is fully Insured.
Japanese Boycott Strong
HONGKONG, June 17.—The anti-
Japanese boycott Is still being strong
ly maintained. The government has
prohibited meetings at restaurants
called for the purpose of discussing
the question of self-government and
similar subjects. A missionary arriv
ing from the province of Hat Nan
states ihat the people are dying Ilk*
flies from the plague. The scourge
is abating in Hongkong.

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