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VW 5ff If rt ijl, I I'll f M LAST EDITiOI TUESDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS," MARCH 26, 1901. TUESDAY" EVENING. TWO CENTS. Li GOTSpO. Bobbers Break Open the Bank at Somerset, 0. Overlook $5,000 in Gold and 30,000 in Bonds. TOO MUCH OF A HURRY Citizens Began Shooting at Them Before Job Was Done. Stole Horses From a Livery Stable and Fled. OScers Struck the Trail Easily and Gave Chase. Columbus, O.. March 16. Seven men broke open an. J robbed the Somerset lank at about 1:30 o'clock this morning. About Jj.O'X) in cash was taken, the rob bers in their hurry overlooking J5.000 in gold coing ana $30,000 in bonds and time securities. Three men worked in the tank and four -were stationed as sen tinels nearbv. At the first explosion Mr. Hayes, liv ing opposite the bank, came out and was met by the sentinel stationed there and told to get back into the house if he did not want his head blown off. Mr. Lovett, another citizen, took four shots at the robbers as they were making their escape.. These shots were returned and a erguiar fusillade was kept up for some time. Armed citizens pursued the robbers fom" distance north, the police here were notified and all nearby towns instructed to keep a sharp lookout for the robbers. The sheriff of IVrry county at New Lex ington was notified and drove to Somer set with his blood hounds. The dogs readily took up the trail which led from a bia ksmilh shop where the tools were obtained, thence to a livery stable and to tile bank. Two rigs had been Btolen and after the robbers had driven away the officers waited for daylight to follow the wheel tracks. A hard tight Is expected tf the band Is raptured. After the robbers had completed their work the men were lined up in single !!, and the leader gave the orders: "All ready, forward march." The robbers w ere as cool aa soldiers on dress parade. The stolen horses w-ere recovered about 4 a. m., three and a half miles from town where they had been abandoned. The robbers w- re then making their way toward Hadley Junction. The bank at Somerset is located In a brick building and the force of the ex plosions blew out the entire front and scattered debris all over the: street. The l ank is a state institution, Mr. Samuel Ream is the president and Mr. A. R. Itaim the cashier. The loss is fully covered by insurance. The bank is not crippled financially and business will be resumed immediate ly. The insurance company will put in a new safe and also rebuild the bank building:. . NO TARIFF ON STEEL. England Will Not Impose Extra Du ties on American Products. New Tork, March 26. A dispatch to the Tribune from London says: Sheffield received little comfort from the answer of the chancellor of the ex chequer to a question whether the Amer ican ste-.-l trust would Ih fought bv im port duties. Sir Michael Hicks-Reach made the stereotyped reply that there could be no official forecasts in advance of the budget speech. He had dealt in a similar way with inquiries respecting sugar and other articles menaced with taxation, but it is an easy inference that eteel would not he favored if free trade principles were to be abandoned for the Fake of raisins fresh revenues. Agricul tural products will naturally have the old Tory's preference if tariff revision for revenue pnrposes is indispensable. It is probable, however, that Sip Michael Hicks-Beach will borrow heav ily instead of upsetting the free trade pystem and pit-in the Liberals an is-.ue on which all factions can unite. Sugar offers a compromise, since the duties wol be strictly for revenue and no spe cial industry will be benefited by them, except pr.sMbly the refining interest. Steel duties would be protective outright and if the optinsistic articles printed tibout the Norway sands arid Edison's process are cr dible, English steel mak ers have found a scientific method for smashing American competition. There i. however, much searching of hearts i.rr.or.- th" steel makers on this score. fomeot them insist upon having- guaran tees that the Kdlson pr.x-ess may not also be employed by the American trust. MR. NOlU imUP S HELPERS. W". J. Graham, of Kansas City, Is First Assistant. State Grain Inspector Northrup yes terday named his assistant inspectors and weighmusters. The list was sub mitted to the governor and he made the appointments as leeommended. All of the old men with one exception were re appointed. W. J. ;raham, the first as-f-istant. will be stationed at Kansas City us heretofore. The list follows: Firt assistant XV. J. Graham, Kan sas City, Kaj. Assistant inspectors for Kansas Citv. Kas. S. If. Nikirk. J. P. Chess. Charles Lowe, A. McPhiaJ and M. M. Moser. Weifrhmasters. Kansas Citv. Kas. O. "v- Wyatt. Fred Peterson. A. Temme. S. W. Moore, J. W. Vining and J. R. Ment rer. Atchison Inspector. P.. M. Clark; -eighmaster. H. T. Smith. Leavenworth Inspector, John F. "Wil son. Topeka Inspector, Thomas Cross. CofTcyville inspectors. L. L. liinga rnan and (leorsp Sanders; weicrhmasteis, I3yr..n Stubbleneld anl F. H. Vennum. Wellington Inspector and weigh master. John Stettler. Wmtield Inspector and weighmaster, B. F. Wood. 1 t Inspector and weighmaster, L. 1 Palrd. "Wichita Inspector and weighmaster, George Koch. Weather Indications. Chicago, March 26. Forecast for Kan sas: Fair tonight and probablv Wed nesday; warmer In west and south por tions tonight and in east portion Wed nesday; variable Bind, BLAMES THE POLICE. Russian Minister of the Interior Is sues a Circular. St. Petersburg, March 26. circular is sued by the minister of the interior blames the police for not crushing the demon strations at the outset by the dispersion of gathering crowds. It is said the po lice must learn where and when demon strations are planned and mass their forces there. Above all, order must rte restored at any cost, and the authorities must not fear to use the necessary force and severity. The military, the circular further says, can be called upon when tirine: is necessary and the cavalry may be summoned upon, suiy occasion to clear thf street. The Russian Authors' Mutual Aid as sociation, founded by the Russian Liter ary society, has been ordered to close the premises uwiti to a protest of the author ities during the. recent riots issued a short time utro. A stuoVnt at the St. Petersburg univers ity named lJroskuriakoff, who nad been sentenced to two yea rs military service and drafted Into a regiment soon to leave tr 1 urKesian ; a woman student named Smirnova. and Lieutenant Ivutness of a sapper battalion h av e be n found dead near Yamhurg in the St. Petersburg province. The student held a revolver and it is evident that the three persons committed suicide. The press is beR-inning' to display un easiness on account of the position taken by Japan with regard to Manchuria, t houg-h the liourse. Gazette expresses it self optimistically. declaring its confi dence that "this question will never be come an apple of discord between the two mightiest Asiatic powers." STORM PATH WIDE Damage to Property in and Near Birmingham 200,000. Birmingham, Ala., March 26. Much more horrible than the first reports of the cyclone yesterday are the realities which have thus far come out today. It is still impossible to compile the full list of the dead and wounded, but it is now certain that 18 persons were killed and that SO to 40 were more or less injured. The path of the storm was wide. It cov ered practically every hamlet in Jeffer son county. The following cities were especially visited: Birmingham, Pratt City, Besse mer, Irondale, Brighton, North Birming ham, Trussvjlle and Weems. At Irondale the killed are: G. W. Gardiner, white carpenter. Mamie and Clarence Hunter, aged 4 and 10, colored. Wounded: Murk Triplett, Clay Gere and Will Gardner. Twenty houses were razed. At Brighton the school house was de molished and the daughters of Mrs. Studder and Mrs. "Walker were severely injured on the head. At Prat City the Methodist church, the high school building, the commis sary of the Tennessee company and SO l.egro shacks were demolished. The vil lages of Trussville and Weems are re ported destroyed, but word cannot be received from them as all telegraph and telephone wires are down. President Robert Jamison of the Birm ingham Rallviy, Light and Power corn pane estimates the property loss in Birmingham alone at 1200.000. The towns of North Birmingham a'.d Woodlawn and Avondale were also vis ited and scores of houses were damaged but no loss of life Is reported there. Every effort is being made today in the storm stricken section of Birming ham to give nil possible relief to those who lost their ail by the. fury of the winds. Troops guarded the devastate! district last night and firemen and po licemen continued to search the ruit 3 but no more dead bodies were found and up to 10 o'clock today no additional deaths had occurred. Mayor Drerfnen, who is directing the relief work esti mates that JlO.OoO will relieve the imme diate wants of the sufferers. The larger rare of this has already been raised among- citizens and a citizens meeting will be held at noon to raise the remain der and to more perfectly organize the distribution of the relief funds. The majority of the tornado sufferers are negroes and the poorer classes of whites. Just how many people were huit in the storm w ill probably never b- known. Many who sustained compara tively trilling injuries paid no heed to their wounds in their anxiety to save their scattered household effects and to look after their dead and these who were seriously injured. The names of about fifty injured have been obtained, but this number is thought to be about half those who were really hurt. The property loss is estimated in the city at from J-OO.OoO to J.'iOO.OOO. The death list in Birmingham and vicinity stands at 18. DRIFTS TEN FEET HIGH. Blizzard at Julesburg tRe Worst in Ten Years. Julesburg, Colo., March 20. The bliz zard that has been raging at Julesburg and vicinity is the worst storm known here since 1SS0. Many cattle have per ished by drifting with the rtorm. Oth ers have been smothered in snow drifts. tr. nitehes and the river. Huge drifts tight to ten feet high block all roads. No trains are coming in. arid eight or ten passenger trains are blockaded here. In several instances residences are com pletely surrounded by huge banks of snow. . WILEY ACQUITTED. State Fish Commissioner Found Not Guilty of Using Funds. Meade, Kan., March' 26. The second trial of the state vs. Commissioner Geo. W. Wiley charged with the misappro priation of county fu.ids while treasurer of Meade county which has been on trial in the district court for the past week resulted In a verdict of acquittal for the defendant, the jury being out only a very short time. The former trial of a year ago resulted in a hung jury. The case was one largely of political animus. The result is a great victory for Mr. Wiley and his friends. Judge S. R. Peters, Assistant U. S. At torney H. S. Bone. Judfre F. C. Price, F. M. Davis, R. W. Briggs, R. M. Painter and Geo. Allen appeared for the de fense. Senator John Martin of Topeka and Frank Gratton of McPherson for the slate. WHAT OFFUTURE? Senatorial Candidates Already Trimming Their Sails. Nearly Every District Has One or More Aspirants. BE ARROWED DOWN. Curtis, Lambert and Stanley Appear to Be Strongest. Nearly AH Those in the Race Are Uncertain. It does not take as long in Kansas to elect a United States senator as it does in Delaware orNebraska ; that is, it does not take as long after the legis lature meets It takes a longer cam paign, for the people of Kansas begin a long way ahead in matters of this kind. The campaign is on; that Is, the cam paign for the election of the senator two years hence is on. Che people are in terested in it almost as much as the peo ple of Nebraska are interested in their present campaign. The men who are after the prize have been before the eye of the public for years, and they all mean business. The line-up for the con test at present contains eight numbers. There may be more, for Kansas polities never bars the door. It stands this way now, and the men whose names are merf tioned stand the best chance according to the old politicians of the state.' The line-up is: Charles Curtis, of the First district; J.. K. Cubbison, J. D. Bower sock, and C. F. Scott, of the Second dis trict; I. E. Lambert, of the Fourth dis trict; W. A. Calderhead, of the Fifth district: W. E. Stanley and C. I. Long, of the Seventh district. These are the men who have been working and who have planned for the seat in the United States senate now occupied by Senator W. A. Harris. They are all after it, but they can not all get it; it will fall to one man, and he is one of this three, provid ing, of course, that the Republicans win: AV. E. Stanley, I. E. Lambert or Charles Curtis: at least that is the opinion of one of the best and oldest, in experience, of tha politicians in the state. This politician says that these three men will be In the fight. He explains his opinion in this way: In the First district Charles Curtis will have the sup port of the entire district if he accedes to the demands of Mr. Bailey. who wants to be congressman from that dis trict. If he does not do that he will have the support of but a few counties. "I mean by that." said the politician, "if Mr.' Curtis will agree to get off the track for congressman, Mr. Bailey will give him his support for senator in the counties which are against Curtis in the district. Of course, if Mr. Curtis will not say that he is in the race for sen ator, then the same counties will be against him for congressman; but if he will say that" he is a candidate for sen ator, and he has evidently authorized his agents to say that he is. then Bailey and his friends will get the northern counties of the First district in line for him, pro viding that the southern counties of the district are got in line for Bailey for congress. This will be done." It is the opinion of several politicians that the fight in the other districts will stand about as follows: In the Second district the fie-ht will be three-cornered and will result in no united support from the district for a single one of the candidates. Mr. Cub bison is a brilliant speaker, and will have the support of his county and possibly of a few other counties in the district, but he can not control the district, and there Is no use in a man getting into the fight unless he can have the big end of his district. The other two candidates are in the same fix as is Mr. Cubbison- they are bright men, but they can not get the support of more than two or three coun ties. This fight in the district will let them all out. The Third district has no oandidafe, and is an open field for all the candi dates. It will be divided. The Fourth district will be solid for Mr. Lambert. He is a politician of merit and is a bright and capable man. He has kept out of state fights, except the fight for Baker for senator, and it is said that he landed all right in that fight, and has no friends to reward or enemies to remember. The Fifth district already has a sen ator. Mi. Burton, and the rest of the state thinks that is enough for one dis trict; consequently Mr. Calderhead has a small chance of making any kind of a showing. He will probably draw out and be satisfied with the seat In congress, which he can have as long as he wants it providing he gives Mr. Burton the proper support. Trie Sixth district is another open field. All the candidates may secure votes in that district . In the Seventh district a peculiar state of affairs exists. In this district are Gov ernor Stanley and Congressman Long. For two years Mr. Stanley has been making every effort to get things set so tha he could be elected to the United Stales senate. He has used his influence as governor to this end and is using it today. He has promised his support to Monon Albaugh for governor and lias appointed men to office under him who will help whn it comes to the fight. But wit!, all this he is about the weakest ma'i among those mentioned for the of fice. He has done nothing to make stfrng friends and has not displayed a strrng chara"f ?r. The politicians are i 1 fended and the men who are not politi cians are oft ended. He has offended the prohibitionists and he has offended thu whisky men. He sems to have no pol -cy which any one has been able to de tect. It is probable that if he was bo fore his district today he could not carry a single county unless it would be King man. There !s one hope for Stanley and that Is that Mr. Long will not make the race for the seratorship.' In that case he might get his own district he could not do so under any other circumstances. M ". Long has not said positively that he would be a candidate for the senate. He is in much the same box that. Mr. Curtis is in. He can not ask the peoolc of his district to give him their support for the senate and for congress at tne same time that would be playing hog in a way the people would not stand. sides that he has an ambition to be a leader in the house. To quote his own words he said that "a man never amounted to anything in either house untii he had been there several terms. I would like to be a. leader, and I will be if I can." There are a. number of ambitious men in the Seventy district who would like to nave air. jjungs jou ana tney win ail urge him to run for the senatorship They are not for Stanley because Stan ley's nomination would do them no good. The men mentioned are aspirants for the seat in congress now occupied by Mr. Long. If they can get Long in the fight they stand some show for their "white alley," otherwise they will be left In tne cold Mr. Long Is too smart to give tip a sure thing for an uncertainty, and it is evident to an old campaigner that h will not enter the senatorial fight to lose his place as congressman which - he would be sure to do. From this review it is evident that Mr. Stanley will have the Seventh district and what he can get on the outside, Mr. Lambert will have the Fourth district and what he can gather up, Mr. Curt:3 will have the First district and all thut he cr.n throw a drag-net around, and the other candidates will drop out while the fighi. simmers down to these three, with a good chance of Stanley dropping out early m the game, making it a fight be tween Lambert and Curtis. REVOLT III YEMEN llamid-d-Din liaises Standard Against Turkish Ilule. Constantinople, March 26. The well known Arab sheik Hamid-Ed-Din has again raised the standard of revolt against Turkish rule in Yemen, one of the principal divisions of Arabia. The village near Monastir, .which it was announced yesterday had been burned, is named Kruprik. One hundred and seventy houses In the place are re ported to have been destroyed by the marauders and a number of the inhabit ants who are made up of Mussulmans and Bulgarians are said to have been killed. THIRTY ON THE LIST. Candidates For Railroad Com missioner Places Classified. There are thirty candidates in the list for railroad commissioner. There are ten for each place therefore, but a great many have little more satisfaction coming- to them than being In the also xan class. Not more than seven axe con sidered to have a show to win. The possibilities have narrowed down to Walker, Findlay, Finney, Eees, Fike, Millar and Morse. i Reea has three votes to go into the contest with, which, is more than any other one man secais to have in sight at present. He is tha anti-railroad can didate, however, and the claim is made that he has got his limit for that rea son. This explains the serene confidence in the selection of James N. Fike for the minority place. The impression grows that the two Re publican members of the commission will be chosen from this trio Walker, Morse and Finney. The Burtonites have .thus far failed to make great headway with Findlay, and the senator himself has kept out of the fight as much as pos sible. , A politician said today that Fike and Morse would be two of the board . The full list of candidates Is as fol lows: First ! District M. E. Larkin (R.), Larkin; A. D. Walker (R.), Holton; T. A. McNeal (R.), Topeka; C. L. Short (R.). Topeka; Jas. A. Troutman (R.), Topeka; George Findlav (R.), Topeka; E. B. Cowgill (D.), Topeka. Second District D. T. Crawford (R.), Kansas City, Kas.; C. F. Allen (R.), Fort Scott; B. J. Sheridan (D.). Paola, Third . District C. A. i McNeil (R.), Columbus; Harvey M. Mickle (R.), Coffevville; J. H. Curran (P.), Parsons; Geo. Campbell (P.), Oswego; E. C. Weilep (D.), Galena. . Fourth District Vernon Martin (R ), White City: D. W. Finney (R.). Neosho Falls: H. D. Dickson (I.). Emporia; Frank MeCaulv (P.), Emporia. Fifth District R. R. Rees !?.). Min neapolis; Sidney G. Cook (D ), Hering-ton- Joseph G. Lowe (D.), Washington. Sixth District J. C. Postlethwaite (R . Jewell City; Jas. N. Fike (D.), Colby. Seventh District W. C. Millar (R ), Lake City; J. C. O. Morse tR ). Hutch inson; F. L. Richter (R.), Wichita; D. P. Moran (R.). Wichita; M. Sweeney (D). Dodge City; I. P. Campbell (P.), Wichita. M'KIHLEY IN TOPEKA. Congressmen Curtis and Long Want Change in Itinerary. The following is a special dispatch from Washington: Representatives Curtis and Long, of Kansas, called at the White House to day and Invited the president to include Topeka in his western tour. The presi dent manifested considerable interest in the way the two Kansas statesmen pre sented the matter and while no positive promises were made. Mr. Curtis and Mr. Long came away with a strong impres sion that they will succeed in inducing him to visit the state. The president said that he was inclined to consider the invitation favorably, provided suitable railway arrangements could be made. The plan is to have him visit Topeka on his way back from the Pacific coast. If he were going direct from Colorado Springs to Kansas City, there would be practically no obstacle in the way. but, as matters stand, it is not likely that the president will go to Kansas City in a straight line, but will go from Colorado to Wyoming, then to Kansas City, and from there to Duluth. The pressure is so great from all points in the west to have the nresidential party vis:t points of interest in that section, tha:. it will be necessary for the Kansas City people to continue their efforts until the itiner ary has been officially closed with Kan sas City included. So far, Kansas City figures in the route. Regarding the Topeka visit, Mr. Curtis this evening said: "I believe that the president will accept. It depends very largely on the question whether he can include us in his itinerary without great inconvenience and delay. We told him that if he concludes to visit Topeka his stay there will be made a state occasion, and the Ohio association and the Grand Army will exert themselves to give him one of the grandest receptions on the route. My opinion is that we will get him to come." JAY GOULD II. George Gould Plans an Immense ltailroad System. Designed to Cover the South west and lieach the Pacific. HE WILL CONTROL IT. Has Squared Himself With Rockefeller and Harriman. Alton and K. C. Southern In cluded in the Deal. New Tork, March 26-George Gould's plan to become the head of a combina tion of railroads capitalized at $300,000, 000 is progressing favorably, says the World. His plan, the World adds, meets with the approval and has the co-operation of . Pierpont Morgan, the Rocke fellers and the Harriman syndicate. Continuing, the World says: "The un ification of the Gould system of railroads under the control of the Missouri Pacific will include the Missouri Pacific, St. Louis and Iron Mountain, St. Louis Southwestern, Texas & Pacific Interna tional & Great Northern, Wabash, Mis souri, Texas & Pacific and Denver & Rio Grande. George Gould has just bought a controlling interest in this latter rail1 road and it is intimated that he pur poses to utilize it as an important factor in the construction of the greater Mis souri Pacific system, of which he will be the head. " "It is known definitely that the roads named will be included in the scheme of consolidation, but it is probable that when the negotiations now pending shall have been completed it will be found that the list will have been augumented by the addition of the Illinois Central, Chicago & Alton.Chicago & Eastern Illi nois, the St. Louis & San Francisco and the Kansas City Southern. "The Railroad Securities company, which was organized several weeks ago by Kuhn, Loeb & Co.. E. H. Harriman and George Gould, will acquire a con trolling interest in all of the companies and will operate them as one combina tion, though their corporate Integrity will be maintained. "The Rockefellers and George Gould have reached an agreement whereby they will immediately st about the con struction of a railroad from El Paso, Texas, to Santa Rita, N. M., and thence to Santa Fa The importance of this new line in any plan for extending the power and scope of Missouri Pacific can be readily understood when the fact is taken into consideration that El Paso is the western terminus of the Texas & Pacific, which is controlled by the Mis souri Pacific, and Santa Fe is reached by the southernmost branch of the Denver & Rio Grande, so that such an extension would connect the Texas & Pacific with the Denver & Rio Grande, a very im portant link in Gould's chain of south western railroads. This explains George Gould's recent extensive purchases of stock in the Den ver & Rio Grande and also its remark able strength of late in the stock mar ket. It is generally oelieved 'that the pro ject to build from El Paso "to Santa Fe is part of a well dennea plan on the part of George Gould to extend the Missouri Pacific system all through Colorado, Utah and New Mexico. The Missouri Pacific connects with the Denver & Rio Grande at Pueblo and Denver, Colo. Gould now being in control of the Den ver & Fuo Grande and the directors of the latter road having a traffic arrange ment with the Rio Grande Western, even if they have not already under taken to purchase jt, an outlet to the Pacific coast is assured to the Missouri Pacific via Ogden, which is reached by the Rio Grande Western. The arrival in New York from London yesterday of Ansel Oppenheim, the first vice president and practical manager of the Chicago Great Western railroad, familiarily known as the Maple Leaf, led to rumors that George Gould contem plated purchasing the road and adding it to the lines he proposed utilizing in his projected combination. Some strength was lent to this proposition by the fact that before Mr. Oppenheim so hurriedly left London for New York he gave an interview on the railroad situation in which he said: 'Consolidation is becc-ming the order of the day in the United States. Com petition has been so great there that large financial interests have become satisfied that the only way to maintain fair rate of dividends for owners of American securities lies in the consoli dation. So far as our line is concerned. there are negotiations now pending which may result in the road being ab sorbed. But all I can say at the mo ment is that every shareholder will be protected." George Gould, when asked if he con templated purchasing the road, answered 'Most assuredly not," and conveyed tne imDression that he did not consider the acquisition of the road material to his scheme of railroad consolidation and ex tension. KIRS. NATION'S PLANS. Eastern Campaign Will Be One of Moral Suasion. , Cincinnati, O., March 26. Airs. Carrie Nation began the day by attending early mass at the Roman Catholic cathedral, though she is not a communicant of that church. She announced that her pro gramme here would be one of verbal persuasion and not one of violence. She proposes to see the mayor and chief of police and to visit and inspect some of the worst resorts in the city. Tomorrow night she will speak in Lexington, Ky., and on Thursday night will be at a mass meeting in Music hall in Cincinnati. SET AT KEST. Rumors of Serious Illness of Senator Quay. Pittsburg, March 26. Rumors that Senator M. S. Quay was suffering from nervous prostration and was in a serious condition were set at rest today upon the receipt of the following telegram from his son: Str Lucie, Fla., March 26. Father is improving steadily. He has just return ed from fishing and if there are any signs of nervous prostration I have not been able to observe them. R. R. QUAY. NOT SERIOUS. Russian. Consul General Discusses Troubles in His Country. New York, March 26. Vladimir Teplnw, the Russian consul general in this- ciy, discussed last nipht what he termed the "sensational accounts" which have coma to this country concerning- the troubles. in .Russia. I am convinced, said the consul general, "that all these reports are greatiy exaggerated. There is no deny ing" that there- is some rioting-, but it is not at all serious, to my mind. I will not tell you what are my reasons for this belief I dare nut tell you but all the in formation at my command makes me positively assured of what 1 tell you.' "Who do-you think is responsible for the dissemination of such reports?' "I could tell you, I think, bxit I may not. Let me say that whoever does this undoubtedly is animated by a desire to make trouble for Russia, and I believe the reports emanate from some of the European countries which are not on the friendliest terms with Russia. 'An we say in Latin, 'Iile fecit cui prod est.' " "How do such views' come out from Russia?" "That would be most difficult for me to say, as I am not conversant with all the facts. There are plenty of men who, de sirous of spreading seditious ideas, gY about inculcating- their ideas in the minds of the younger men. making them believe they are not treated right, and that thev should re Dei a tan aemana justice, oc course, young blood is impetuous these youngsters are easy tools in and the hands of the plotters. STILLSIXSHY. Two Thompsons Lead in Lin coln Halloting. Original Ifteiklejohn Men Return to Their First Lore. . Lincoln, Neb., March 26. On ' today's ballot on United 1 States senator three Meiklejohrt supporters, Representatives Crescy, Lowe and Spencer, who have lately been balloting for Rosewater, fol lowed up the break from him begun in last night's caucus, and voted for Meik lejohn again. The ballot resulted: Allen (fusion), 55; W. H. Thompson (fusion), 59; Berge (fusion), 4; D. E. Thompson, 6; Crounse, 6; Currie, 8; Meiklelohn, 27; Rosewater, 29; necessary to elect, 65. MRJElRpCZAR Explosirey Found Beneath the Palace at Tzarskoe-Selo. London, March 26. A dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph company from Paris states on the highest authority that a mine has been discovered beneath the palace of Emperor Nicholas, at Tzarskoe-Selo, 17 miles south, of St. Petersburg. Several notabilities, the dispatch fur ther says, are implicated in the plot against his majesty. The Russian press was not permitted to mention the affair. A dispatch from St. Petersburg to Reuter's telegram says that In conson ance with what is believed to be the czar's expressed wish, the minister of the interior has published instructions for the authorities of the towns and provinces recommending preventive measures against disturbances as being more effective than severe repression after disturbances have broken out. The Birmingham Post, which is closely in touch with Joseph Chamberlain, says news received in high quarters in Lon don indicates that the czar is in a very nervous state owing to the condition of the political horizon. It is said that he fears the result of the policy of his min isters in the far east, while the student troubles and threats against his life, of which there are more than have been published, have completely unnerved liis majesty. His medical advisers have strongly counseled a yachting cruise, but the czar has refused to follow their advice. Those behind the scenes in Russia take a very grave view of the present agitation, and think it is the beginning of more serious trouble. TO FIGHT AT FRISCO. Jeffries and Ruhlin Matched For a Battle About July 1. New York, March 26. The Journal and Advertiser says: Jas. J. Jeffries and Gus Ruhlin have about completed arrangements to fight for the championship of the world in San Francisco. In fact, they are prac tically matched. They have been offered a date, July 1, by J. J. Groom, manager and match maker of the National Sporting club of San Francisco. The only hitch is on the question of the fighters share of the re ceipts. The club has offered the men sixty per cent of the gross receipts for a twenty or twenty-five round contest. "Billy" Madden, manager of Ruhlin, and acting for the Akron man, has de manded seventy per cent of the gross re ceipts and $500 for expenses to San Fran cisco. ' The question of the date has been left open, to Jeffries, who demanded this con cession before he would agree to make the match. On other matters Jeffries has notified Madden that he will agree to the terms asked by Ruhlin. Madden and Ruhlin have been nego tiating with Groom for three weeks past and have been in the city during that tim?. They expect a definite reply to Madden's demand today. DANGER LIMIT. Reached by the Rise in River at Grand Rapids. the Grand Rapids, Mich., March 26 Grand river has passed the high water mark and reached the danger lipiit here. It is 12's feet above its normal level. Basements of factories, business houses and residences are Hooded, a dozen large factories on the west bank of the stream are Idle because the water has reached their fires and many men are idle. A number of houses and factories are com pletely surrounded by water and boats are used to go to and from them. The river above and below the city is more 'than mile wide in places. The rail roads are having trouble north and west of here from wa3houts. HAsnmiflnns. ii Jiuiiuy iiikiiLwi United States Refuses to Inter fere in the Matter Of the Secret Treaty Between Russia and the Chinese. INVITED TO PKOTIIST. Fowers Wish to Make Cat's-paw of Uncle Sam. Hay Uas Declared Treaty 1VIU Not Be Recognized. New Tork, March 26. According to a Washington special to the Tribune, t'a United States has just declined to f n'er a protect against the seizure of Man-, churia by Russia, although approach.il by the powers with that end in view an t warned by them that the consummation of the negotiations today in St. Peters burg would Insure the disniembermenc of toe Chinese empire and probably leadl to war in the Orient. The decision of this government to ab stain from intervention in accordant a with its traditional policy, in complica tion beyond the seas was communicated; very recently to Wu Ting Faug by Sec retaiy Hay. The United States government is con strained to rest its commercial rights on its emphatic declarations in the last year which It believes can not be disre garded by Russia or any other nation. These declarations of the American posi tion before the world were contained m Secretary Hay's first note regarding tb "open door" in China. The decision cf the United States not to Intervene in tha present crisis is further strengthened by the cordial assent of all the powers ta the assertions of American policy in tha memorable note of July 3, last. The third and final reason which has led the United States to withhold its In tervention rests on a hitherto unpub lished but brief and very important di plomatic incident. It is now disclosij that the United States has filed an in effective protest no longer ago than Feb ruary 15, when Secretary Hay warm d China that it would be unwise and dan gerous to have separate or secret nego tiations with any single power and gar r: notice that tne United States would n t recognize the validity of mich treaties. On March 1 a circular quoting this warning was sent to ail the iTiteres;.jil powers. Particular care was, tak'-n th,:i. the American ambassador at St. Peters burg should present his copy directly f the Russian minister of foreign affairs, and simultaneously Secretary Hay de livered a copy to the Russian ambas sador at Washington. It was cxprese'y declrred to Russia and the rest of ton world that this government would not recognize such a treaty as that now: pend'.ng at St. Petersburg. JAPANESE LEAVING FOR IIOMH Pekin. March 26. The foreign minis ters will not meet aeain until the com mittee is ready to report on China's re sources. The committee Is still heating merchants, bankers and others on th Subject The Australian contingent left hern this morning for Taku and will sail fur home tomorrow. A Japanese regiment is starting today for Japan. !. f lA l.,VOi..M.ll I. Rerlin, March i.J3r. Steubel. director" of the Colonial department, has started for London to assist in expediting th conclusion of the negotiations r gariiing the indemnity to be demanded of China, br. Steubel wart selected for this tank by the chancellor. Count von ltuelow. because he was formerly consul genet at of Germany at Shanghai, and Is espe cially conversant with Chinese aft sirs. Dr. Steubel will also assist the Germatv embassy in London in the settlement German .claims for losses in fcioutn NOT SIGNED YET. Lfftidon. March 26. The foreirrn oftlca and the Chinese minlstr informed thu Associated Press at 6:15 p. m. today that the Manchurian treaty hjid not been signed, according to their latest advices today. Whether It would 1 signed of not they were unable to say. MAY BE SIGNED IN RUSSIA. Washington. March 26. The Chinese minister left this morning for New YorW where he takes part today In the cere monies connected with the Haron Hirschi memorial. Up to the time of his depart ure Mr. Wu had received no word from Pekin as to the final course to tie taken on the Manchurian agreement. As this is the last day within which the agree ment can be signed or rejected, the out come is expected to be made known very soon. It has developed. however, that the signing is likely to occur at St. Petersburg instead of Pekin. as Ui Chinese minister at the Russian capital, Mr. Yang Yu, formerly the minister h'-ri has been furnished a copy of the twelve article agreement which Russia expects to have executed. At the same time a. supplementary agreement may lie exe cuted at Pekin, although the one pend ing before Yang Vu is just now attract ing chief attention. Since Minit-ter Wu returned to Wash ington he has held several conferences with Secretary Hay. each time in refer ence to the Mancnurian agreement, th" last one of yesterday being in line of those before set-king to develop th- pur poses of this and other powers. There ! reason to believe that some of fh-1 cao; dispatches stating that the China min isters at various capitals have made a final appeal of protest, rather misappre hend the real purpose of the Chinese representations, which have not be. n so much by way of protest as th'y have been of inquiry as to whether tre great powers unitedly and firmly would sup port China in caw she took the serious responsibility of refusing to s!t;n tne agreement with Russia. The gea-iul re sult of these inquiries has b en to mow that while the powers did not ;t prove the agreement, they were not ready to commit themselves to bat-king tip Chlnn in a firm 'reject ion of the Kuss.Uin pro posal and the consequent breach between Russia and China. President Sends For Knox, Washington. March 26 The president has sent for Mr. P. C. Knox, the Pitts burg attorney. He is expected he' Thursday when the attorney generalai.iy will be offered him.