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The Topeka state journal. [volume] (Topeka, Kansas) 1892-1980, March 26, 1901, LAST EDITION, Image 1

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Bobbers Break Open the Bank
at Somerset, 0.
Overlook $5,000 in Gold and
30,000 in Bonds.
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
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
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.
W". J. Graham, of Kansas City, Is First
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,
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."
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.
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
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.
Senatorial Candidates Already
Trimming Their Sails.
Nearly Every District Has One
or More Aspirants.
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
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.
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
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.),
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.),
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."
George Gould Plans an Immense
ltailroad System.
Designed to Cover the South
west and lieach the Pacific.
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
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
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
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.
Rumors of Serious Illness of Senator
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.
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
"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
hands of the plotters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reached by the Rise in
River at Grand Rapids.
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.
ii Jiuiiuy iiikiiLwi
United States Refuses to Inter
fere in the Matter
Of the Secret Treaty Between
Russia and the Chinese.
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.
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
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
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.
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.

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