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VOL. XXII.—NO. 189.
PLAN FOR PEACE
HOW THE HAGUE CONFERENCE
HOPES TO SETTLE DIFFEREN
CES BY ARBITRATION
DOCUIHT IS EXHAUSTIVE
PROVIDES FOR A PERMANENT
BOARD TO PASS UPON DISPUTES
ARBITRATION IS OPTIONAL
Plan In Expected, However, to Meet
With the Favor of the Powers to
Such an Extent as to in the Fu
ture Greatly Lessen the Likll-
hood of Clashes at Arms—Amer
ican Delegates Pleased.
THE HAGUE, July 7.—American dele
gates to the peace conference are well
pleased with the result of their labors
in behalf of the formation of a perma
nent board of arbitration, to pass upon
disputes between nations without recourse
to*the arbitrament of arms. A plan for
such a body has finally been agreed upon
and is as follows:
Article I.—With the object of prevent
ing as far as possible recourse to force in
international relations the signatory
powers agree to use all endeavors to
effect by pacific means a settlement of
the differences which may arise among
Article 2. —The signatory powers decide
that In cases of serious difference or con
flict they will, before appealing to arms,
have recourse, so far as circumstances
permit, to the good offices of mediation
of one or several friendly powers.
Article 3.—lndependently of this, the
signatory powers deem it useful that
several of the powers not committed to
the arbitration scheme, shall on their own
initiative, offer as far as circumstances
permit their good offices for mediation to
the contending states. The right of of
fering their good offices belongs to powers
not connected with the conflict even dur
ing the course of hostilities, which act
can never be regarded as an unfriendly
Article 4.—The part of mediator con
cists in reconciling conflicting claims and
appeasing resentment which may have
arisen between contending states.
Article s.—The functions of mediators
cease from the moment it may be stated
by one of the contending parties or by
the mediator himself that the compromise
or ba.«is of an amicable understanding
proposed by him has not been accepted.
Article 6.—Good offices and mediation
have the exclusive character of counsel
and are devoid of obligatory force.
Article 7.—The acceptance of mediation
unless otherwise stipulated, may have the
effect of interrupting the obligation of
preparing for war. If the acceptance su
pervenes after the opening of hostilities
it shall not Interrupt, unless by a conven
tion of a contrary tenor, military opera
tions that may be proceeding.
Article B.—The signatory powers agree
In recommending the application of spe
cial mediation in view of threatened in
terruption of peace between members.
Contending states may each choose a
power to which they will entrust the mis
sion of entering into negotiation with a
power chosen by the other side with the
object of preventing a rupture of pacific
relations, or, !n the event of hostilities of
Articles 9 to 14 provide for the institu
tion of an International commission of in
quiry for the verification of facts in cases
of minor disputes not affecting the vital
Interest or honor of states, but impossible
<>f settlement by ordinary diplomacy. The
report of an Inquiry commission-will not
force an arbitral Judgment leaving the
contending parties full liberty to either
conclude an amicable arrangement on the
basis of the report or have recourse ul
teriorly to mediation or arbitration.
Articles 14 to 19 set forth the general
objects and the benefits it is hoped to
derive from the arbitration court and de
clare signing the convention implies nn
undertaking to submit in good faith to
Article 20.—With the object of facilitat
ing an immediate recourse to arbitration
for international differences not regulai
ed by diplomatic means, the signatory
powers undertake to organize in the fol
lowing matter a permanent court of ar
bitration accessible at all times and ex
ercising its functions unless otherwise
stpulated between the contending par
ties in conformity with the rules of pro
ceedure inserted in the present conven
Article 21.—This court is to have com
petency in all arbitration cases unless
the conteding parties come to an under
standing for the establishment of spe
cial arbitration jurisdiction.
Article 22.—An international bureau es
tablished at The Hague and placed un
der the direction of a permanent secre
tary general will serve as the office of
the court. It will be the intermediary
for communications concerning meetings
The court Is to have the custody of
archives and the management of all ad
Article 23.—Each of the signatory pow
ers shall appoint within three months of
the ratification of the special article not
more than three persons of competency
on questions of international law, en
joying the highest moral consideration
and prepared to accept the functions of
arbitrator. The persons thus nominated
will be entered as members of the court
of a list which will be communicated by
the bureau to all the signatory powers.
Any modification of the list will be
brought by the bureau to the knowledge
of the signatory powers. Two or more
powers may agree together regarding the
nomination of one or more members,
and the same person may be chosen by
the different powers. Members of the
court are to be appointed for the term
of six years. The appointments are re
newable. In case of the death or resigna
tion of a member of the court the va
cancy is to be filled in accordance with
the regulations made for the original
Article 24.— The signatory powers who
desire to apply to the court for the set
tlement of differences shall select from
the general list a number of arbitrators
to be fixed by agreement. They will
notify the bureau of their intention of
applying to the court and give the names
of the arbitrators they may have select
ed. In the absence of a convention to
the contrary, an arbitral tribunal is to
be constituted in accordance with the
rules of article 31. Arbitrators thus nom
inated to form an arbitral tribunal for
a matter or question will meet on the
date fixed by the contending parties.
SITTINGS OF TRIBUNAL.
Article 26.—The tribunal will usually sit
at The Hague, but may sit elsewhere by
consent of the contending powers.
Article 26—The powers not signing the
convention may apply to the court under
the condition prescribed by the present
Article 27.—The signatory powers may
consider it their duty to call attention to
the existence of the permanent court to
any of the powers between whom a con
flict is pending and must always be re
garded as a tender of good offices.
Article 28.—A permanent council, com
posed of the diplomatic representatives of
the signatory powers residing at The
Hague and The Netherland foreign min
ister, who will exercise the functions of
president, will be constituted at The
Hague as soon as possible after the rati
fication of the present act. The council
will be chosen to establish and organize
the international bureau, which will re
main under its direction and control. The
council will notify the powers; of the ex
istence of the court and arrange its in
stallation, decide upon the standing or
ders and other necessary regulations, will
decide questions likely to arise in reerarri
.__ 5_ —*
to the working of the tribunal, have ab
solute powers concerning the appoint
ment, suspension or dismissal of unction
aries or employes will fix the emolument
or salaries and control the general ex
penditure. The presence of five members
a\ duly convened meetings will constitute
a quorum. Decisions are to be taken by
a majority of the votes. The council will
address annually to the signatory pow
ers a report of the labors of the court,
the working of its administrative services
and of its expenditure.
Article 29.—The expenses of the bureau
are to be borne by the signatory powers
in the proportion Jixed for the interna
tional bureau of the universal postal
Article 30.—The powers who accept ar
bitration will sign a special act, clearly
defining the object of the dispute as well
as the scope of the arbitrators. The pow
er's act confirms the undertaking of the
parties to submit in good faith to the
METHOD OF FORMATION.
Article 30.—Arbitration functions may
be conferred upon a single arbitrator or
on several arbitrators designated by the
parties at their discretion or chosen from
among the members of the permanent
court established by the present act. Un
less otherwise decided the formation of
the arbitration tribunal is to be effected
as follows: • Each party will appoint two
arbitrators who will choose a chief ar
bitrator. In the case of a division tho
selection is to be intrusted to a third
power whom the parties will designate.
If an agreement is not effected in this
manner each party is to designate a dif
ferent power and the choice of a chief
arbitrator is to devolve upon them.
Article 32.—When an arbitrator is a sov
ereign or head of a state, the arbitral
procedure depends exclusively on his au
Article 33.—The chief arbitrator is presi
dent de jure. When the tribunal does not
contain a chief of arbitration the tribunal
may appoint its own president; he may
be designated by the contending parties,
or failing this, by the arbitration tribunal.
Atticle 34 to 50 provide for the appoint
ment of counselors, the selection of the
languages to be employed, and the rules
of procedure in the court, whose sittings
are to be behind closed doors.
Article 51.—A judgment, agreed to by a
majority vote, is to be set forth In writ
ing, giving the full reports, and is to be
signed by each member, the minority re
cording its dissent and signing it.
Articles 52 to 53.—The decision of the
court is to be read at a public sitting in
the present of agents or counsel of the
contending powers, who shall finally de
cide the matter at issue and close the
The concluding clauses relate to the re
vision of proceedings in the case of the
discovery of a new fact, and provide that
each power bear its own expense and
agreed share of the cost of the tribunal
without prejudice to the penalties Im
BAD FOR THE COUNT.
Czar May Displace Foreign Minister
LONDON, July B.—The Copenhagen
correspondent of the Dally News says
that owing to the disappointment of Em
peror Nicholas in the result of the peace
conference the position of Count Mur
avieff, the Russian foreign minister, is
said to be severely shaken.
DIEDRICHS TO DEWEY.
Tcli'irrnniN Showing Friendly Rela-
tions Between the Admirals.
BERLIN, July s.—The Neueste Nach
richten today publishes letters exchanged
between Admiral Dewey and Yon Died
richs. The tatter's letter is dated March
17, and reads:
"Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge
the receipt of your commuhication of
March 4, informing me your excellency
has been promoted admiral. While con
gratulating your excellency sincerely
upon this new token of recognition, I beg
you to believe your good news has given
me the greatest satisfaction.
"I have the honor to be your excel
lency's obedient servant.
Admiral Dewey replied April 16, saying:
"Dear Admiral Yon Diedrichs:. I wish
to thank you most heartily for your
cordial letter of congratulation upon my
promotion. It is a great pleasure for me
to feel my advancement is a source of
satisfaction to you, and I rejoice that
our differences have been of newspaper
"Hoping to have the pleasure of meet
ing yon again before leaving this sta
tion, I am sincerely, — 'Dewey."
SHOOTING OF MILAN
Made a Lieutenant Colonel otf the
Major Who Was "With Him.
BELGRADE, July 7.—Maj. Lukitch,
who was driving with ex-King Milan at
the time of the attack upon him, and who
was wounded in the hand, has been pro
moted to a lieutenant colonelcy, and has
been made the recipient of a special order
for defending his majesty.
When Knezevic, the would-be assassin,
was arraigned he denounced several In
fluential Radicals, including Lieut. Col.
Nicolas, editor of the Zauchamovics, of
the Radical organ Odjek Atza, M. Stonye
vics and Pastor Gruerichs. The last two
were sentenced to death in 18S3, but par
doned by King Milan.
The health of his majesty is excellent,
and he today attended a thanksgiving
service in the cathedral.
SEMLJN, Austria, July 7.—The fireman
who attempted to assassinate former
King Milan is a Bosnian named Gjura
Knezevlc. He had accomplices. During his
flight Knezevlc endeavored to shoot him
self, and when he failed he jumped Into
the river Save, which joins the Danube
at Belgrade, but was dragged out.
Fourteen members of the former Radical
central committee, including ex-Premier
Tauehanovics, were arrested yesterday on
suspicion of being connected with the af
fair. Another ex-premier, Paslcs, has
been placed under police supervision.
WILLIAM TO LOUBET.
Exchange of Compliments Between
French and German*.
PARTS, July 7.—Emperor William, of
Germany, has telegraphed as follows to
"Bergen, July 6.—To the President of
the French Republic, Paris: I have had
the pleasure to see on board the school
ship Iphigenie young French sailors
whose military bearing and sympathetic
demeanor, worthy of their country, made
a deep impression upon me. My sailor's
heart and spirit of comradeship rejoiced
at the gracious welcome accorded me by
her commander, officers and crew. I
congratulate myself, Monsier le Presi
dent, upon the happy circumstances
which permitted me to meet the Iphi
genie and your aimable countrymen.
President Loubet replied:
"Paris, July 6.—To His Majesty. Wil
liam 11., Emperor of Germany and King
of Prussia. Bergen: I am deeply touched
by the telegram your imperial majesty
addressed to me after your visit to the
Iphigenie, and desire to thank you for
the honor done our sailors, and in which
your majesty was pleased to convey to
me the impression made by this visit.
Armenians Said to Have Attacked
LONDON, July 7.—The Constantinople
correspondent of the Standard says:
"The Vali of Van, Turkish Armenia,
rfports an incursion of an armed band
of revolutionary Armenians from Persia.
There have been conflicts with the Kurda
and Turkish troop.-;, accompanied by des*
perate fighting. Several persons have
SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 8, 1899.
BATTLE BY BALLOT
GREAT GATHERING OF DEMOC
RACY AT THE HOME OF THE
OTIIGI PLUS OUTLINED
ADDRESSES DELIVERED BY WILL
IAM J. BRYAN AND JUDGE
ALL WERE ENTHUSIASTIC
Many Ladle* Were Present in' the
Banquet Hall, and' the Cheering
Wai Frequent and Hearty — De
struction of Trust* One of the
Duties Due the People, Said Judge
Tarvin, of Kentucky.
COLUMBUS, 0., July 7.—About 1,000
people attended the dollar dinner given
by the Young Men's Democratic Club of
Columbus In the Auditorium tonight. It
was the largest banquet which the local
Democracy has had since that given In
honor of the seventy-seventh birthday of
the late Judge Allen G. Thurman, In the
same hall, ten years ago. The affair was
strictly Democratic in its simplicity, all
classes being represented. There were a
great number of ladles In the assemblage.
The floor of the Immense house was al
most occupied by the long rows of tables
running east and west, which were laden
with a variety of cold meats, salads and
other accessories, making a very palata
ble repast. The chief guest was Col.
William J. Bryan, at the table with
whom were also seated Hon. C. L. Cal
lahan and George Fred Williams, of
Masachusetts; Judge Tarvin, of Ken
tucky; Hon. Allen W. Thurman, of Co
lumbus, the toastmaster, and a number
of others prominent in state politics.
The entrance of Col. Bryan was greeted
by an outburst of applause, which lasted
until after he had become Beated.
Hon. C. L. Callahan, of Massachusetts,
was the first speaker, responding to the
toast, "The Issues." He dwelt particu
larly upon imperialism, trusts and free
silver as the leading issues in 1900.
JUDGE TARVIN'S ADDRESS.
Judge Tarvin, of Kentucky, responded
to the tosat, "Party and Principle." He
said in part:
"The declarations of 1896 have been
Justified by events. The organization and
existence of trusts is made possible by
the demonetization of silver; the less
money there is, the easier It is to con
centrate it; the more money there is,
the more difficult it is to concentrate it.
I know that the protective tariff system
was an aid to the organization and ex
istence of trusts, but the main and pri
mary foundation of the trust is the gold
"The Democratic party in 1900 should
declare for independent bimetallism at 16
to 1. and should not undertake to rele
gate that declaration to the rear. If it
does that, if it remains true to ita dec
larations of 1896, and adds to them a
speciflc promise to destroy trusts it may
and probably will win then, but if it
does not win then it will, if It continues
true to those declarations, win in tho
end. But if that organization under
takes in 1900 to trifle with the convic
tions and beliefs of the American people,
if it abandons any part of its declara
tions made in 1896, it may just as well
not hold any conviction and not nomin
ate any candidates.
"Those who voted for the Chicago
platform in 1896, and others who are now
in sympathy with that platform will not
tolerate any trade or dicker for the pur
pose of obtaining the vote of New York
It is known to all men that those in con
trol of the Democratic organization in
New York city are not and cannot be
in sympathy with that platform. Every
man understands that the organized
wealth of this country owns that or
ganization body and soul. ' The Demo
cratic party as now organized is feared
and dreaded by the organized wealth of
the land, and the efforts now being made
in New York, in Chicago and in Indian
apolis is to destroy the force and power
of that party by mutilating the Chicago
platform of 1896, which gives to the
party all the force and power It pos
"The real loyal Bemocrats of New York
should cut loose from the organization
and send a real democratic body to th
national convention of 1900. We are on
the way in this, our country, to the ac
complishment of the dreams of centuries
and the hopes of ages. We will see on
this soil the establishment of a people's
government in deed and truth. Our
progress cannot be stayed. Neither the
weakness of McKinleyism nor the cow
ardice of Algerism, nor the brutality of
Hannaism, nor the corruption of Croker-
Ism can defeat the Dumose of the com
mon people of the United States We
will reach the result standing on the
immutable principles enunciated in the
Chicago platform of 1896. We will go
forward to that result in courage yield
ing nothing, conceding nothing com
promising nothing. A people's govern
ment will come, because of the spread
of individual thought and of individual
freedom, and because of making policlcal
organizations the servants, Instead of
the masters of the voters.
MR. BRYAN SPEAKS.
When Col. Bryan was introduced there
was another outburst of applause that
continued for several minutes. When
quiet had been restored Col. Bryan
launched upon a discussion of the issues
of the day, in response to the toast
"Democracy." Mr. Bryan said in part
"l congratulate the club upon having
dec ared, inemphatic terms, that there
shall be no retreat from the position tak
en by the Democratic party In 1896. The
Chicago platform applied Jefferainian
principles to the questions then before
the country. Every plank in that plat
form was a Democratic pltnk, and not
one plank could be taken from the plat
form without injury to the party's
chances of success. Sometimes we hear
a suggestion that the silver plank should
be dropped or amended, but as a rule
those who threaten to get off the plat
form are really the persons who were
never on the platform. Those who aided
in the adoption of the Chicago platform
are still true to its principles, and a mul
titude of those who are opposed to ita
adoption have been converted to it within
the last three years.
"The money question is neither dead
nor sleeping. Can the gold standard be
regarded as satisfactory when a Repub
lican president sent a commission to Eu
rope to secure aid in getting rid of it'
Every argument male in favor of inter
national agreement is a condemnation of
the gold stadard. The failure of the com
mission to secure foreign aid in the res
toration of bimetallism is conclusive
proof that we must act alone if we ex
pect relief from monometalism, while the
refusal of our opponents to suggest any
other ratio is evidence that 16 to l is tn«
only ratio at which bimetallism is possi-
The * trust question is not a new one
and yet it has grown in interest and im
portance because v the trusts have grown
In number. Attorney General Griffs is
reported as saying 'if anything is dSne to
control the trusts it must be done by the
states. No one who has examined this
subject will believe that state legislation
is sufficient. The federal govlrnmen^
must deal with the trust as soil its
precious influence extends beyond the
limits of the state in which it is organ!
ized. The president, through his attor
ney general, can enforce I the law In ex
istence. If that law is not sufficient he
can recommend law* which are sufficient
If the constitution will not permit the ex
tinguishment of trusta he can recom
mend an amendment to the constitution
conferring upon the federal government
ample power to enable the governrnint
to destroy the monopoly principle indus
tr7- < ?'he RePubll?an party through its
administration could extinguish its trusts
if it desired to do so. It is powerless to
deal with the question because it mort
gaged itself to the trusts to obtain the
money necessary to carry the last elec
tion. When the methods employed In the
last election are understood one need
wonder that the attorney general is un
disturbed by the watering of stock, the
discharge of traveling men and the ex
tortion practiced on the consumer "
The latter half of Mr. Bryan's 'speech
was .devoted to imperialism, with this
conclusion: "Let us grtve to the Filipinos
the same assurance of independence that
we have given to th« Cubans. Let us as
sure them of our intention of establish
ing a stable government, which, when es
tablished, will be tbeir government, not
our. Let us assure' them that we shall
stand by them like an elder brother and
say to other nations.'hands off.' Let this
republic work out its destiny."
Hon. George Fred Williams, of Massa
chusetts, was the next speaker, his toast
being "The Eastern Democrats "
MR. M'LEAN'S CANDIDACY.
It Haa Caused Some- Excitement In
Camps of Rivals.
CINCINNATI, July 7.-While there has
been much agitation recently about John
R. McLean, proprietor of the Cincin
nati Enquirer being a candidate for the
Democratic nomination for governor, yet
his friends made no open or public dec
larations here today. The declarations
today were due to reports sent out from
Washington, in which Mr. McLean de
clared his candidacy, and to the fact that
Daniel McConville and other friends of
Mr. McLean were in conference here,
and they claimed that Mr. McLean was
already assuerd of the nomination by the
Zanesville convention next month.
There are other candidates for the nom
ination, and some of them have canvass
ed the state very thoroughly. The most
prominent candidate in the field is prob
ably Col. James Kilbourne, of Columbus.
It is stated also that there is a move
ment for Allen W. Thunnan for Becond
place on the ticket with Bryan next year,
and that the candidacy of Mr. McLean
this year for governor would give him
such prestige as possibly to interfere
next year with Thurman for vice presi
dent as well as with Kilbourne and
others this year for governor.
It is also believed here that Col. Kll
bourne, AHen W. Thurtnan, Judge J. P.
Tarvln, of Covington, Ky.,, president of
the Bimetallic League of the Ohio Val
ley, and others, wil lbave a conference
with Mr. Bryan during the Chicago plat
form dollar dinner at Columbus tonight
over the Ohio situation. Judge Tarvin
Is considered the Kentucky favorite for
Becond place on the ticket with Bryan.
The friends of Mr. McLean claim that
they are not in the field In any sense
against Mr. Bryan, and that they have
simply entered the canvass for the pur
pose of "nominating a state ticket at
Zaneßville that can be elected."
There are some who think that the can
didacy of Mr. McLean was announced
more emphatically today than heretofore
on account of the meeting of leaders of
the party with Bryan at the state capl
Slate A»HociiUlon of Clnba Select
Gen. Finley for Chairnmn.
COLUMBUS,OO f July 7.— The Ohio As
sociation of Democrh.tic Clubs was or
ganied today with Gtn. E. B. Finley, of
Bucyrus, as permanent chairman, and
Charles L. Swayne, r.f Cincinnati, secre
About 100 delegate^ had assembled in
the board of trade t aditoriunv when the
convention was called to order. The res
olutions adopted reaffirm allegiance to
the Chicago platform, and demand the
nomination of that fearless champion of
the Democracy and the people's rights,
William Jennings Bryan." The resolu
tions further declare:
"We appreciate and honor the courage
and heroism of our soldiers and sailors in
the war with Spain, and unwarranted and
inexcusable war against the Filipinos,
and we declare the conduct of the na
tional administration as to the Philip
pines to be repugnant to every line of tho
constitution and declaration of independ
ence. We believe with Thomas Jefferson
'in peace, commerce and honest friendship
with all nations, entagllng alliances with
"We denounce the attempt to engraft
militarism and autocracy as a part of our
system of government under the guise of
patriotism and devotion. Trusts are the
off spring of the various money and tariff
systems imposed upon the country by the
Republican party; their sole object is no,
and they do concentrate the bulk of na
tional wealth in the hands of a few, while
the others, including the laborer, who
produce all the wealth, are being reduced
to industrial and political serfdom; and
we demand that any article the produc
tion or price of which is controlled by a
combine or trust shall be placed on the
"We demand the election of United
States senators by direct vote of the peo
GOV. PINGREE DISPUTED.
Secretary Algrer Say* He Is Not Per-
sona Grata With Michigan Man.
NEW YORK, July 7.—Before his de
parture for the city yesterday (Friday)
Secretary Alger had a word to say re
garding the Michigan United States sena
torial contest. He denied in the most
positive manner the existence of a polit
ical combination between himself and
"There can be," h© said, "no political
combination between Gov. Pingree and
myself, or with anybody who is not in
full accord with the president's policy,
and Gov. Pingree Is known not to be. I
heartily favor the president's policy, and
have no intention of resigning from the
Secretary Alger told Gov. Pingree and
his friends that he was not a candidate
for the senatorship In the sense of seek
ing the place at the hands of the legisla
ture, and that he would not put any mon
ey into the campaign.
NOT A SEEKER.
Mr. McLean Willing to Serve People
of His State.
WASHINGTON, July 7.—John E. Mc-
Lean, questioned today as to whether he
would be a candidate for the Ohio gu
bernatorial nomination, made this state
"If the Democrats of Ohio give me the
nomination, and my friends ask me to
take it. I will accept."
Further than this he declined to talk.
KILLEI* BY ROUGHS.
Unprovoked Attack- Upon Thomas S.
• Hewitt, Aged GO.
NEW YORK, Juiy 7.—Thomas S. Hew
itt, aged sixty-six, was killed tonight by
a band of roughs who attacked him
as he was going to his home in West
Philadelphia. The police have arrested El
mer Willson, Albert Kelley, James Daly
and Joßeph Kenny, who were committed
to await the action of the coroner's Jury.
Four New Cases Are Reported at
SANTIAGO CUBA, July 7.—Four
new cases of yellow-fever were reported
today. Two deaths were reported. No
official report was* received from ■' Bonato
camp, but it is kn.own that the 'situation ,
there Is serious. .^> I
ASSAULT A TRAIN
AN ATTEMPT MADE TO HOLD EP
FROM DULUTH TO CHICAGO
THREE BULLETS FIRED AT THE
:V':. COACHES NEAR CHE- 1
ONE GOES THROUGH THE CAB
Tito Lady Passengers Struck in the
Face by Broken Glass, and One
May Lo*e the Sight of Her Eye—
The Passengers Became Panic
Stricken, but the Train Flew on
Out of Danger.
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis., July 7.—
(Special.)—A desperate attempt was
made tonight to hold up the limited pas
senger train on the Chicago, St. Paul,
Minneapolis & Omaha railroad running
between Duluth and Chicago. The af
fair happened near the village of Chetek,
in Barren county, thirty miles north of
this city. The train was fired into three
times. Two bullets went through tha
windows of one of the coaches and
lodged in the roof of the car. Two lady
passengers were struck in the face by
the broken glass and one woman, Mrs.
J. W. Spohn, a resident of Cadott, Wis.,
had one eye cut in a terrible manner,
and it Is thought she will lose the sight
of the eye.
Another bullet fired by a third member
of the hold-up gang went through the
cab and barely missed striking the en
gineer, such being undoubtedly the inten
tion of the robbers.
The engineer opened the throttle wide,
and although several more shots were
fired at the train none took effect. All
the passengers became panic stricken
and the conductor with difficulty restored
order. The sheriff of Baron county was
notified by wire from here and with a
posse of men has gone to the scene of the
attempted hold-up to if possible cap
ture the bandits.
MAJ. HEATWOLE DEAD.
Brother of GoiiKre»ginan for Third
WASHINGTON, July 7.—The war de
partment has received the following:
"Santiago de Cuba, July 7. — Adjutant
General, Washington: Maj. Heatwole,
chief commissary, died yesterday, 7 p.
m., yellow fever. —"Shimer."
Maj. Joseph Heatwole was a resident
of Indiana, and a brother of Representa
tive Joel P. Heatwole, of the Third Min
Maj. Joseph H. Heatwole was thirty
nine years old. Congressman Heatwole,
his brother, is in Alaska at present, and
the war department cannot communicate
with him. Word was sent to Maj. Heat
wole's home in Indiana that he was dead.
It cannot be learned what disposition will
tn> made with his body.
Early In the war Maj. Heatwole was
appointed a major and commissary of
volunteers. He proved such a competent
officer that he was among those who were
retained when the department mustered
out a number of volunteer staff officers.
He was chief commissary of the depart
ment of Santiago and has been one of
the most efficient officers upon Gen.
ELECTRIC CARS COLLIDE.
One Killed, Two Fatally and Many
AKRON, 0., July 7.—By the collision
of two cars on the Akron, Bedford &
Cleveland Electric railway tonight How.
ard Martin, eon of the motorman In
charge of one of the cars was killed, two
•were fatally and a dozen or more se
rlcusly injured. Clarence Smith, super
intendent of the road, was fatally injured,
also Earl T. Martin, motorman. They
both live at Cuyahogo Fails, and were
taken to their homes. Both will die.
Among those seriously injured were:
Mr. Clarkson, George Paul. John Geib,
Ambrose Spurgeon and Benjamin F.
Ecline. Others were injured, but not
The accident was due to a confusion of
orders on the part of one of the crews,
and the cars came together in the hills
near Cuyahoga Falls.
NO BILL DRAFTED.
So Say* Senator Aldrlch, of Finance
NARRAGANSETT PIER, July 7.—The
members of the subcommittee of the Unit
ed senate finance committe, who have
come here to discuss the question of cur
rency reform have settled to two sections,
aggregating six hours daily. The delibera
tions of the committee are private, and
Senator Aldrlch, of Rhode Island, chair
man of the subcommittee, stated today
that every statement that had been print
ed purporting to come from the commit
tee had been pure guess work. He said:
"We have made such progress that pub
lications regarding our work can do
no harm, but at present no bill has been
New Evidence Is Ready for the
NEW YORK, July 7.—Assistant Dla
trict Attorney Osborne today announced
that the collection of evidence alleged to
connect Roland B. Molineaux with the
death of Mrs. Kate J. Adams, Is now
practically complete. The evidence both
new and old, will be presented to the
grand Jury on Tuesday next. It is under
stood that Assistant Watrlct Attorney
Osborne, when the case is brought to the
attention of the grand Jury, will endeavor
to introduce as evidence some enlarged
photographs of Molineaux's handwriting,
which have been made from specimens in
possession of the police.
Descendant of Hero of Waterloo
Ruined by Gambling.
BERLIN, July 7.—Measures have been
taken to strike off the rolls of the Prus
sian herrenhauo, or house of lords, the
name of Prince Gebhard Blucher, great
grandson of the- famous general who
commanded the Prussians at the battle
Some years affo Prince Blucher, who
had ruined himself at the gambling table,
fled to New York city, where, it la said,
he became naturalized.
PRICK TWO CENTS— OnT
■ ■ 1 PITB CBWTg .
IMPORTANT NEWS OF THE DAY
Weather Forecast for St Paul.
Fair and Warmer.
I—Peace Plan Outlined. J. ,] \
: Election in Columbus.
Omaha Express Fired Upon.
State Interested in Cass.
Saving;* Bank Closed.
Mr. Hill to Speak.
Capt. Wheeler Dead.
Boxell Murder Trial. " . " ~
Col. Ames Is Sick.
A Gracious Queen.
St. Paul Beaten.
Minneapolis Loses, Too. -.
O—Markets of the World.
Chicago July Wheat, 72 l-4c.
Bar Silver, (JO 3-Bc.
7—News of the Railroads.
Wisconsin Central Sale.
Third at Lake City.
B—ln the Field of Labor.
Ontario Gold Fields.
Federal Court Cuts In.
NEW YORK—Arrived: Graf Waldersee,
Hamburg. Sailed: State of Nebraska,
YOKOHAMA—Arrived: Empress of Jap
BREMEN—Arrived: H. H. Meier, Balti
BOSTON"—Arrived: Canada, Liverpool
and Queenstown; Sylvania, Liverpool.
NAPLES—Arrived: Saale, New York for
QUEENSTOWN—Arrived: Lucanla, New
York, for Liverpool.
HAMBURG—Arrived: Pretoria, New
AMSTERDAM — Sailed: Kauven, New
TODAY IN ST. PAUL.
METROPOLITAN—Boston Lyrio Opera
company in "Wang," 2:30 and 8:15.
Base ball, St. Paul vs. Detroit, Lexington
Cricket, Kittsondale. 2 p. m.
Concert, Minnesota State band, Lake
Como, 8 p. m.
Trap shooting at Kittsondale, St. Paul
Rod and Gun club, 2 p. m.
Team golf match. Town and Country
club links, 2:30.
Field, Schllck & Co.'s employes' excur
sion, leaves Jackson street, 2 p. m.
Phinney's band excursion, leaves Jackson
street dock, 9:30 a. m.
Yacht races. White Bear lake, 3 p. m.
FIERCE TORSAIIO II WISCONSIN
PATH IT FOLLOWED PREVENTED
A REPETITION OF THE .\EW
Pluujfhed a. Furrow Six Mile« Long:
and Front Fifteen to Forty Ro<lm
Wide, DoiiiK Great Dam«Be to
MANAWA, Wis i( July 7.—A tornado
passed over the town of Union, five miles
north of this city, at 8 o'clock last even
Owing to the fact that no city or vil
lage lay in its path prevented a result
equaling the New Richmond horror. The
storm struck the township at the western
boundary, and plowed a furrow across
it six miles long arid from Often to forty
rods wide. Practically everything in its
path was destroyed. Conservative esti
mates place the loss at $50,000 to $75,000.
Many farm houses, barns and outbuild
ings, and miles of fencing were wrecked.
There was no loss of life, however, and
so far as can be learned no person sus
A. Finger was one of the heaviest
losers, a fine new barn and all his out
buildings being destroyed. One wing of
his house was carried away, and_ the
rest of the building moved from its foun
A binder \ as landed on the house of
Frederick Winter, cutting the building
Barns belonging to G. Tuettjohn, G.
Dumphe, Otto Baeser, uno Patrick, Fred
Hanson, William Tundt, Henry Schroeder,
Fred Wheeler, N. Perkins, Christian Be
lot, G. Farg and William Hinchet were
The tornado struck the upper end of
Union Mill pond in its course, and scoop
ed out the water until it was nearly
dry. All grain yet standing, or cut and
tied in the field, In the track of the storm,
The loss of stock of all kinds is heavy.
I>epnty Sheriff Stubblefleld Latest
LONDON DEPOT, Ky., July 7.—Deputy
Sheriff Jim Stubblefield, of the White
faction, was fatally shot yesterday, In
Manchester, Clay county, by Matt Smith,
who is related to the Bakers. Smith es
caped to the hills up Crane creek. The
Whites organised and started in pursuit
with Jim Smith's relatives. All are heavily
armed, and a big battle Is looked for.
Crane Creek is about six miles from here.
It Prevent* Giving; Out MoUiu Viven
■ dl Correspondence.
WASHINGTON, July 7.—Following the
rule governing diplomatic exchange, the
state department absolutely refuses to
make public the latest Instructions sent
to M. Choate respecting the modus vi
vendi. However, it can be stated that
they do not contemplate any abatement
in the claims of the United States as
to the territory to be included in the pro
visional boundary line, and generally
they look to a persistence in the original
position on our part.
PLAGTTE IS RAGING.
A-wful Visitation In the French
WASHINGTON, July 7.—Advices to the
state department through the United
States legation at Monrovia under date
of June 7 confirm the report that a
plague Is raging at Grand Bassam in the
French Ivory coast colony. Thia colony
is adjacent to Liberia, on the East coast,
and to the British gold coast colony on
the West coast. The disease is very sim
ilar to the Bubonic plague of India. It is
having the most fatal effect upon all at
Mr. Pyle Seeks Divorce.
SEATTLE, "Wash., July 7.—Joseph G
Pyle and his wife, Llsbeth A. Pyle, for
merly of St. Paul, separated about eight
years ago. Mr. Pyle's story is told in
the superior court in Seattle through the
filing of a divorce suit. His wife is in
Washington. D. C, but it is not expectel
that she will contest proceedings.
TiME iT «
STATE HAS AN INTEREST WHICH
MAY ASSIST IX ITS
OOIRUKR THE OTHER DAY
STATE AUDITOR XX, SENATOR
DAVIS AND OTHERS TAKE
HALF ON A SCHOOL SECTION
That I*, it I. on Section 10, but
Uncle Sam Has Not Yet Decided
About the Section Number* 1(1
and 30 In Indian Reservation.
Ceded Since Minnesota Became a
The developments in the Cass Lake
controversy during the last few days have
Put an entirely different aspect to the
matter, that may lead to a speedy set
tlement. One half of the town site of
Cass Lake is situated on section 16 of
town 148, range 30, which is claimed by
the state as a school section under the
act of congress which grants two sec
tions in each town to the state for school
purposes. The other half of the town
ie on government Indian land.
The state has for eight years been con
testing the decision of the land office that
held that the state had no claim to
school sections on ceded Indian land.
Within the last month the interior de
partment has sustained the position taken
by the land department, and as a final
recourse the state is to carry the matter
to the courts.
While it will be greatly to the state's
interest to secure title to the land, a
decision in favor of the state would ob
viate the necessity of the evicting order
of Indian Agent Mercer being put Into
effect, except as it would apply to that
portion of the town which is on section
15. Of course the order would be opera
tive as far as that is concerned, but a3
the business portion of the town and
most all the store buildings and quite a
number of dwellings are on section 16,
which is claimed by the state, it would
work considerable less hardship than if
everyone was driven entirely off the res
State Auditor Dunn has turned the mat
ter over to Attorney General Douglas,
and as a result of a conference held early
in the week between former Attorney
General Childs, Tim E. Byrnes, Albert
Berg and Senator Davis it was decided
to immediately carry the matter up to
the courts, and endeavor to secure an
It is the opinion of all the gentlemen
present that the state's claim to these
sections is a valid one, as well as all
other school sections on the Indian res
ervations, and that the contemplated
proceeding would also be an easy way
out of the Cass Lake controversy. Sen
ator Davis will perhaps take no active
part in the prosecution of the case be
cause of his official connections, but the
firm of Davis, Kellogg and Severance w;il
act with Messrs. Childs, Byrnes and Berg\
Should the state get title to the section
it would mean $50,000 to the permanent
fund in addition to title to all the other
sections that would be acquired under
the ruling on the three ceded Indian res
The history of the Cass Lake trouble,
in brief, is this: The townsite was
platted several years ago, and for soma
time but few people located there. As
the town is on the reservation no
liquor is supposed to be sold, and as a
result it is a reasonably orderly place.
The Great Northern railway built its ex
tension through and the town grew un
til its present numbers are very close to
800. The relations between the Indians
and the whites have been fairly prao
able, and the former found a ready mar
ket for their berries, maple sugar and
other articles of Indian commerce at tha
stores in the town. However, of lats
it is said that intoxicants have bsen
smuggled through and sold to the In
dians on the quiet. These reports came
to the ears of Indian Agent Mercer from
time to time after he took charge, just
after the first of the year. Then, too,
the wholesale cutting of green timber
under the dead and down act caused con.
siderable complaint and started two del
egations at different times since the
first of the year to Washington to report
the matter to the great father. During
the spring the order of the interior de
partment advertising the sale of the
reservation pine May 31 caused further
dissatisfaction among the red men. The
sale was postponed owing to the influence
of prominent Minnesotans who foresaw
that the sale would unquestionably brinsr
on further trouble with the Indians. Dur
ing the early part of April further timbe.
operations under the dead and down act
■were ordered suspended by the interior
department, pending an Investigation of
the charges of piracy which had in (he
meantime been preferred against tha
loggers on the reservation. Special
Agents Nessler and Jenkins were sent Vs
Walker, where they conducted an inves.
tigation of the charges and have but re«
cently made their report to Washington,
All these things had a tendency to makn
the red men feel that the whites were
encroaching on their territory, and as a
result of the many complaints Indian
Agent Mercer recommended to Washing
ton that all whites be removed from the
The department took cognizance of the
suggestion and authorized the ordei?
which directs all the whites to leave tho
reservation before July 28.
If the time is extended as has been
requested by Senator Davis and Congress*
man Morris it will give the state time
to make a test case of the matter in tho
courts. The legal talent employed by
the state will prepare briefs shortly.
Some time ago a squaw man named
George Lydick made application for an
Indian allotment on section 16, the pres
ent site of the town of Cass Lake, but
within the last few days the Indian
department has given a decision that
neither he nor his family are entitled
to the land as they come from the White
Oak Point reservation and should make
their application for lands on their own
reservation. The handy disposal of Ly
dick's claim makes less complicated the
claim of the state to the land. Should
the state win, the settlers would of
course be compelled to buy the land, but
it could be secured on easy terms, and
in that way they would have a clear title.
. ; now they have nothing but
s< iuat. tc rs' claims.