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The First Case Against Him Taken
Up Befo^r J^dge
' Elliott, f?
W. W. Erwin and Irwin A. Gardner
Have Both Come to Attend
the Trial.
Triers Are Appointed and the Tedi
ous Task of Securing Jurors
& -^
The ten indictments now standing
against A.' A. Ames, and to which
he has in each Instance pleaded not
guilty, are as follows:
FirstOffering a bribe to a public
officer, viz.. Edward P. Sweet.
SecondReceiving a bribe of $15
from Ida Elliott.
from Addle Mills.
FourthExtortion with Irwin A.
FifthReceiving a bribe of $25 from
David Ravitch.
SixthReceiving a bribe of *iuu
from Joseph Reese.
SeventhReceiving a bribe of ^uu
from B. D. Crandall.
EighthReceiving a bribe or *-a
from Gladys Barr.
NinthConspiracy with Frederick
-w Ames. Christopher C. Norbeck and
Irwin A. Gardner.
TenthReceiving a bribe of ?eoo
from Sadie Bird, Gladys Barr and
No. 10 has been styled the omni
bus indictment." and is the one upon
which the defendant is now being
tried. Dr. Albert Alonzo Ames is on trial.
This man who has occupied so many
positions of trust In the civic life of Min
reapolis.who was three times elected may
or and whose friends and admirers were
ipgion, is to-day standing at the bar of
justice to defend his name against the
grave accusations of conspiracy, extortion
and bribery.
After nearly a year's time in which pe
riod the former mayor has assumed sue
sessivelv the roles of injured Innocence,
of the fugitive from justice, of the Invalid
and dying man. of the objector to extra
dition, and finally of the man ready and
anxious to return and face his accusers,
A. A. Ames is in court and has
Dr. staked his future upon the outcome
the trial now in progress.
The importance of the case at bar
caused the early appearance of many
curious spectators in Judge Elliott's big
court-room and long before the central
figures appeared the roonrt wa# fairly well
filled. It was not a wonderful audience
btit It was one suited" to appeal to the
Student and the lover of the dramatic side
of life. There were many familiar faeeft,
faces of those who in days now gone were
associated with the administration of
public affairs and with the "genial doc
tor" in his palmiest days. They were
there early in order to miss no part of
the fight for honor now being waged by
their one-time chief. Many of them ap
pear still loyal a-nd sympathetically ap
plaud every victorious step taken by the
defense, others have lost their old time
affection and are coldly watching the pro
ceedings from a now almost indifferent
There were some of the prominent sup
porters of the civic house-cleaning move
ment which a year ago was being pushed
so diligently, and there were, besides, the
common excitement-seekers and the
hangers-on of the courtroom, to whom any
kind of a sensational trial is a boon.
Among the witnesses gathered in groups
inside the railing were several of Dr.
Ames' former officers and lieutenants a
dozen women of the town, whose faces are
familiar to attendants at the former trials
of Gardner Fred Ames and Joseph Cohen,
and a few friends and staunch supporters
of the former mayor.
Irwin A. Gardner is on hand, having
come from Chicago, where he is studying
medicine. He will return to Chicago to
night as he will not be wanted as a wit
ness for a week or more. Some of the
eastern papers are represented at the trial
by special correspondents.
Erwin on Hand.
TV. W. "Erwin, now of Miami, Fla., and
returned to take part in the Ames de
fense, was on hand bright and early, and
the commanding figure of the "Tall Pine"
was the center around which Frank Nye,
H. S. Mead and Henry Deutchthe Ames
legal forcegathered for preliminary con
sultation. '*,.*.
County Attorney F.,H. Boardman, First
Assistant C. S. Jelley and Assistant Wil
liam Learv, represented the prosecution
and held several consultations previous to
the opening of court. ,.-',-
Judge C. B. Elliott appeared at 10:15
and fit the falling of the gavel there was a
general settling of the audience, the at
torneys moved their chairs closer to the
trial table, and what pi-omises to be on9
of the biggest legal battles fought in
Hennepin county was on in earnest.
Dr. Ames Seems Cheerful.
Dr A A. Ames was in court promptly
on time and looks to be much improved
in health since arriving here from New
Hampshire. He assumes a pleasing air
of cheerfulness and chatted affably with
his friends and ever and anon apparently
made some suggestions to his counsel.
The three triers who will pass upon
ouestions of actual bias in the drawing
of a jury were appointed by Judge El
liott as follows:
Tudge Austin H. Toung, Frank P.
Nantz and Samuel L. Baker.
In accordance with a suggestion of Mr.
Boardman. the witnesses in the case were
all excused to report Thursday morning.
"You have been introduced .to Mr. Nye?
Anally asked Mr. Erwin. -gj^jofc:..
I have."
"He was- retained by your father, was
he not?"* ' , - , - .
delay was occasioned by a large
number of jurors applying to be excused
from the panel and It was a badly
scratched list which was finally handed
to Deputy Clerk Ryberg.
Examinations Taken Up.
W W Erwin has charge of the em
paneling of the jury and after readingjhe
' "omnibus indictment" to the assembled
veniremen he proceeded to the examina
tion of the first prospective juror, Benja-
.-. - nim Drake, Jr., a university student, 2i
years of age.
The young man gave every evidence oi
being above the average intelligence and
- altho stating that he had read much con
cerning the case at bar he maintained
that, unacquainted with the facts, he was
in no way biased or prejudiced and that
he could make a fair and Impartial juror.
The stand taken by the witness caused the
legal forces of the defense to pause and
fully ten minutes were consumed in close
a bribe of 515
- &
"He ^abtfe^mployed afijaia attor
ney.The-suit wfWwterminated successfully
and that:.endued their relatlonsvdid it not?"
"Yes - sir.". ^
The deiena*^w|lently did not wantrthe
juror. anS was also afraid, to take the
chance M having him accepted byf the
state if,ajassed ani .afterW another^ long
talk with^ftis colleagues, Mr. Erv^n.an-
nounced:'^ . ...,r - - ' j !
"We challenge the. Juror pre-emntorily. '
John McH. Godl*y, a^life insurance man,
was the next possibility byt he was found
to have an jopinjon-and was. promptly disr
missed. '. ,."''. '..
Third Man Dismissed. .'V-4--*
When opuf't jconvened for the afternoon
Mrs. Am4 occupied .the chair Beside the
doctor and appeared deeply interested in
the work oT selecting the twelve men
who are to pronounce heir husband guilty
or innocent. Mrs. Ames has been her
husbands* constant companion since his
departure from this city last July and
has always been a factor to be reckoned
with by the' officers, and court officials
in negotiations with thev former mayor..
Edward T. Verrillwas the first tales
man called this afternoon. He was sub
jected to a-searching examination, which
resulted in his dismissal. '.,^
Judge Philips Grants an Injunction
Restraining Certain lines From
The Granting of Rebates Held to Be
in Violation of the Interstate
Commerce Act.
Kansas City, April 27.Judge John
Phillips, in the.United States circuit court
here to-day, granted a temporary In
junction restraining the following eight
named railroads from discriminating
against small shippers:
Chicago & Alton, Milwaukee & St.
Paul, Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe, Bur
lington & Qulncy, Missouri Pacific, Chi
cago, Rock Island & Pacific, Wabash,
and Chicago Great Western. These cases
presented the same questions involved in
similar cases pased upon by Judge Gross
cup at Chicago and Judge Phillips, sit
ting together, the brief opinion delivered
by Judge Grosscup last Friday was the
result of their conference and agreement.
The decision delivered by Judge Phil
lips, which was oral, maintains that the
discriminations and rebates made and al
lowed by the railroad companies were vio
lations of the interstate commerce act,
and that they tended to create a monop
oly in the shipment of grain and products
in favor of the individual shippers and
that the que3tion presented was whether
or not a bill in equity, at the instance of
the attorney general of the United- States,
on request of the interstate commerce
commission, would lie to enjoin the de
fendants from further rebates and dis
criminations. The inclination of the mind
of the court was that the acts done were
not only violative of the interstate com
jrterce statute, but also the anti-trust stat
ute and that the government, in the ca
pacity of a parent, representing all peo
ple concerned In the shipment ot such
products, and for the public welfare, was
entitled to appeal to its own courts to
enjoin such violations of the law that
the bill known as the Elklns bill, under
the decision of the supreme court of the
United States in Missouri Pacific Railway
vs. United States, recently rendered, ex
pressly confers jurisdiction upon the fed
eral courts in equity, both as to pend
ing and future cases that there can be
no question of the right of the court to
grant a temporary injunction in the cases
pending, which will- be done as on motion
now entered, with leave to the defend
ants if they desire, to take Issue by an
swer as to the truth of the allegations
of the bill.
Miss Alice Thaw Becomes the Wife
of George, Early of Yar
Pittsburg, Pa., April 27.George Fran
cis Alexander, Earl of Yarmouth, accom
panied by the family barrister, Lord
James, visited the courthouse to-day and
obtained a license for his marriage to
Miss Alice Thaw of this city. The only
feature of the proceeding was that the
earl filled out his own application in
stead of being plied with the questions
that are usually answered by applicants.
The ceremony will be performed in Cal
vary Episcopal church. Elaborate prepa
rations have been made and the wedding
promises to be the most brilliant seen
in Pittsburg in years.
The rehearsal of the wedding ceremony
was held Saturday at the Calvary church
without the earl. The party waited for
him an hour and then had the rehearsal
go on. The bride's brother, Harry Thaw,
acted as groom.
The wedding ceremony took place at 4
o'clock this afternoon.
Prominent Rochester Man Caught
in the Act of Burglary.
Rochester, N. T., April 27.Miss Rose
Cornwell, 18 years old, awoke last night
with an indefinable feeling of terror and
found a man standing beside her. 'She
screamed and her mother, accompanied
by the servants, rushed to the room and
entered it in time to see a man leap
from the window. He landed in a peach
tree, which bent under his weight arid
deposited him safely on the ground.
A squad of police pursued'the intruder
Into Seneca park, where he was cap
tured. - He proved to be Joseph Powell, a
young man prominent in Rochester so
ciety. He offered no explanation for his
conduct and refused" to" say a word. He
Is now in jail on the charge of burglary
and assault..
Powell was not acquainted with Miss
Cornwell, and his action is inexplicable to
his friends. -
George Scott, a Michigan Man, Robbed of
$1,000 While Returning From
'--: Church.
. Carleton, Mich., April 27.George Scott
of Waltz was held up by two men and
robbed of $1,000 last night while returning
from church with his sister. The robbers
escaped from town on a Pere Marquette
freight train at 10:30 p. m., and-are sup
posed to be in Toledo.
KW TofK, -April 27.While running at full
peed, a trolley car on the New York Sc Queens
County electric railway, filled with pawengers,
lrft the nils" at North-Beach, R. L^lsst night
Nuie pereew were injured. 'ffiMJF /"^f-:
j|jj|tary Pageant the Finest Seen in
*y$ -Lincoln Since the Becruit
J ing of Troops.
Cundred Thousand People Pour
uivin From the Towns and Sur
rounding Country.
President's Horseback Ride Thru
- ^tJust and Dirt at Grand Island
'% on Sunday.
: Lincoln, Neb., April 27.The-arrival of
"President Roosevelt's special train in
Lincoln this afternoon at a few minutes
allcer" i o'c\OcVi Wa& anoTvvmcea by a.
Chorus of factory whistles: At this signal
'all'-'stores-in'town were closed and. re
mained closed until after the departure
df' the president and his party. The
weather was- fine.
Tho military escort formed a pageant
that has not been equalled in Lincoln
since, the recruiting of troops for . the
Uncle SamHere Son, You're Growing Powerful Fast111 Have to Put a Brick on Your Head.
Spanish-American war. All schools and
colleges in the city had been closed for
the day and'those of the students who did
not participate in the parade were as
sembled at the *tatehouse to listen to the
During the time taken for the move
ment" of the parade from the union sta
tion to the capitol an old Spanish can
non was manned arid lustily-fired by stu
dents. The McKinley memorial chimes
and other church bells rang out paens of
welcome. The capitol was gaily decorat
ed while many business houses were sim
ilarly arrayed. The 50,000 population of
Lincoln was increased nearly twice that
number by, the influx of visitors this aft
President Urges It In His Short Address
at Hastings.
Hastings, Neb., April 27.President
Roosevelt' reached here at 10:15 o'clock
this morning. . He was greeted by a large
crowd and made an address from the sta
tion steps. He spoke of . " the forestry
situation in Nebraska, saying that as the
people of the state were protecting the
original scanty forest they now had a
more and better natural forest tnan ever
But the work should not Btori, he said. -
the people should - continue the.. planting,
of trees. The federal bureau of forestry,
he said, is co-operating directly with
tree planters in different parts ofv the
state. - At the close, of his speech the
president'was taken for a short - drive, -in
the course of which he made - an adr
dress to the school children- from his car
riage. v.x - ...: -- --: -
President Breaks Ground for a Carnegie
Library at Grand Island, Neb.
Grand Island, Neb., April 27.President
Roosevelt made an early start to-day on
what promises to be a busy week. He
broke the ground on whicb the new Car
negie library Is to stand, and then de
livered a short address in front' of the
high-school building at 9:15. He then
left for Hastings, where he is scheduled
to arrive at 10:10.
Sunday in. Grand Island was quiet. In
the morning the president and party at
tended services at St. John's Episcopal
church. The services were conducted by
the pastor, Rev. John Arthur. In the aft
ernoon^the president went for a horse
back ride, accompanied by Senator Die
trich. * They rode out to Taylor's ranch
and then around the ranch, where the
president greeted the vterans. The ride
was about fifteen miles.
The day was extremely disagreeable on
account, of the high wind which blew
clouds jof dust In every direction. In order
that the president and party might be
free of dust while in the train, the fire
department stretched hose around, the
train and sprinkled the ground. ' j-_4
w Governor and Both Senators. *
Governor Mickey and Senators Dietrich
and Millard joined the president's party,
here. The srove?no&<wil go With him as
far as Hasting? ankh two senators will
be his guests whentpmaha is reached.
The president's tour thru Nebraska to
day include*- - stops **
and Fremont 'and several small towns.
The -train will arrim-at Omaha at 6 p. m.
and elaborate preparations have been
made for the entertainment of the party.
After a drive tnru3th city a dinner will
be served at the Omaba Club and Presi
dent Roosevent will apeak at the Coliseum
at 8:30 this evening, f
Wrangle 'Between Amalgamated and
Helnze Ended * y the President.
Butte, Mont., April .157.The wrangle be
tween the Amalgamated Copper people
and A. F. Helnze ov*r the reception and
entertainment of President Roosevelt when
he comes to Butte\has been effectually
ended by the president.
Both factions Sent
the president when
National park, and they returned to Butte
with accounts of'how the strenuous presi
dent settled the ftrouble.
"This wrangle in Butte has annoyed
me very much," * said-the president, "and
I -want you gentlemen to drop it and help
me out. I don*t~want to be the guest of
any individual t taction."
Mayor Mutttos, wfeo was present and
who had beejj ignoned ^completely by the
reception committee-^aileged to have been
organized hy the Amalgamated Copper
company, was" then designated by the pres
ident as the proper person to receive him,
officially to escort him to the city, intro
duce him for the speech-making and to
preside at the dinner which is to be given
the president.
The dinner which was to be tendered
Ttoosevelt by Helnze and to which the
Amalgamated people made such tremen
dous objections, was another question set
tled. Mr. Roosevelt made it plain that
he Would not be the guest of Heinze, uut
of the mayor, as the representative of
the city.
More Than 70 Per Cent of Our Im
migrants Come from the Med
iterranean Countries.
Immigration Bureau Predicts the
Total Figures for the Year y
Will Reaoh 800,000.
Ke-wr "STork Sutt
Washington, April 27.Congress will
probably be called next winter to deal
with the alarming influx of immigrants
from southern Europe. The ^stream of
people flowing' into the United States
from Italy, from Sardinia and Sicily,
from Austria Hungary and Southern Rus
sia, is-, amazing public men and socialog
ical -students. During the nine months
ending with March, 334,765, or nearly 70
per wnt of the 494,425 immigrants ar
riving in this country, were from the
countries named. Italy sent 129,800 and
Austria-Hungary 123,234.
It is said by treasury officials that proof
exists that there is a regular Padrone
system in operation in the United States
and Italy for bringing large numbers of
Italians into this country. In, fact, it is
believed that the bulk of the Italians that
are now flocking here are brought over
,nnder contract. The scheme Is a big one
and involves people both in Italy and in
the United States. It may. be stated on
authority also that a special agent is
how abroad in search of facts that will
warrant the government in taking steps
to break up the Importation of Italian
workmen and- punish those engaged "In
the business.
Commissioner of Immigration Sargent,
said he would not be surprised if 800,000
foreigners were added to the country's
population m the current fiscal year and
he looks for the same number next year
unless the. laws are changed to. restrict
immigration. '-'
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"New Xork, April 27."B, D. Caldwell, vice
president-of the Delaware, Lackawanna tc Wes
tern railway, Is stopping at the .Bristol Hotel
In thla city," cables the Berlin correspondent
of the Herald. In an interview he ia quoted as
aytne that the recent Northern Securities mer
ger would doubtless stand despite the appeal,
although- he considered the Sherman antitrust
law inegnitable. - .
HastlngB , Lincol- n
Jhcommittees e came out the
8pcil Sarrloe.
He Declares That Atrocities Were
Committed in the Philippines
by American Troops, s .
Natives Were Burned, Whipped,
Subjected to the "Water Cure"
and Otherwise Maltreated.
""'- ' C^y&sg-' ^
Army Officers Sold Bice at an Enor
mous Profit to Their Hun
gry Prisoners.
Washington, April 27.The war de
partment to-day made public that portion
of the report of General Miles which refers
to the misconduct of officers and soldiers
in the 'PnnVppines. Secxetaxy ^.oot Taas
received several requests for this report,
some being from persons in Boston, who
stated that they understood it contained
much matter that never had been brought
out in the investigations. The secretary
has held that such reports were confi
dential, in order that the officer making
them might be free to make such corn-
ments as he desired, but as it was learned
that General Miles had no objection, it
has been made public with a brief com
ment by General Davis, judge advocate
general, who has charge of all matters
pertaining to the subjects referred to in
this portion of the report. The state
ments made, by General Miles are the
result of his tour of inspection in the
Philippines last autumn and winter.
Found Country Devastated.
General Miles* report is dated Feb. 19,
1903, and is addresed to the secretary of
war. He says that In going from Calam
bo to Batangas in November last, he
noticed that the country appeared devas
tated and that the people were much de
pressed. Stopping at Lipa, he says a
party of citizens headed by the acting
presidents met him and stated that they
desired to make complaint of harsh treat
ment, saying they had been concen
trated in towns and had suffered great in
dignities, that flfteen_of their people
had ben tortured by what is known as.
the water torture, and that one man, a
highly respected citizen, aged 65, named
Vincente Luna, while suffering from the
effects of the torture and unconscious,
was dragged from Ills house, which had
been set on fire,, and burned to death.
They stated that these atrocities -were
committed by a company of scouts, under
command of Lieutenant Hennessey, and
that their people had been crowded into
towns, 600 being confined iri one build
ing. A doctor of the party said he*was
ready to testify that some of the 600 died
from suffocation. General Miles says he
looked at the building, which was one
story in height, eighteen or twenty ieet
wide and possibly "sixty or severity feet
long. He asked for a written' statement
to be forwarded him at Manila, but says
he never received it, and adds:
"I have no reason to disbelieve their
statements in fact, the instances of tor
ture in the case of the man Luna having
been tortured and burned to death are
confirmed by other reports." Concerning
the failure to receive the statement, Gen
eral Miles says:
"Whether any influence was brought to
bear to prevent their statement, either
by persuasion or coercion,. I am not pre-,
pared to say at the present time."
% Whipped Men to Death. : \fi
General Miles refers to other cases,
saying that on the island of Cebu it was
reported and published in November,
1902, "that two officers, Captain Samuels,
Forty-fourth infantry, U. S. V., and Lieu
tenant Feeter, Nineteenth infantry, had
committed similar atrocities. It is also
reported that at Laoag, on the island of
Luzon, two natives were whipped to
death. At Tacloban, Leyte, it was re
ported that Major Glenn ordered Lieu
tenant Caulfleld to take eight prisoners
but in the country and had given instruc
tions that if they did not guide him to
the camp of the insurgent, Quison, he
was not to bring them back. It was
stated that the men were taken jout and
that they, either did not or~could not do
as directed. One of the men, who had a
son among the scouts, was spared, but
Continued on Second Page.
London Official Announcement Says That a For-
mal Tho Diplomatic Refusal Has Been
Returned to the Czar.
Other Advices State That Japan Has Demanded Bussia's Immediate
Withdrawal Prom ManchuriaRussia Must Now Show Her Hand
Hay and Cassini Talk Matters Over, and Ambassador Says Rus-
sia Has Ho Designs Against American Trade. _. ,/ J
London, April 27.It is officially an
nounced .here ' that the Chinese , govern
ment has sent to the Russian government
at St.. Petersburg a formal refusal to
grant the latter's demands In regard to
the evacuation ot Manchuria.
Japan Presents Demand.
New York Sun Special Service.
London, April 27.A dispatch to the
Daily Mail from Shanghai ascribes to Chi
nese officials a statement that'the Japan
ese government has formally demanded
that Russia evacuate Manchuria without
The dispatch adds that the Russian
gunboat Koriete left Shanghai hurriedly
*n Sunday for Nu-chuang in response to
telegraphic orders.
. According to the St. Petersburg cor
respondent of the Mail, China has accepted
Russia's proposal to alte , the existing
Russo-Chinese: gards land boundaries, and Russia has
formulated the following conditions:
Chinese arms imported into Manchuria
will be taxed at the discretion of the Rus
sian authorities China to construct at
Kalgan a manufactory for the supply of
materials required for the projected Rus
so-Chinese railway to Peking China to
establish at Kharoin an administrative
body to insure the rights of- the gold
mines now being worked,by Russian en
gineers all Russian goods sent to central
China to be entirely free^ from Chinese
duties and Russia and China to agree
jointly to exclude from Manchuria the
goo'cls of all other powers.
at the indifference1
Russian move, for it only bears out the
suspicion that Germany,- England arid
France were-unwilling to subscribe to the
open door proposition of this government
made in 1899,. They were, all preparing for
the partition of China, but were not ready
to agree upon their' respective "spheres
of influence," arid there were fears of a
general war over the division" of spoils.
Their replies to Secretary Hay's note were
all more or less indirect, but they an
swered the* immediate purpose of this
government and checked the aggressive
demands of European powers for conces
sions from China. None of the European
powers has complied with the conditions
of the agreement to withdraw its troops
from China since the boxer outbreaks, but
all have maintained considerable force
nominally to keep open the route from
Tientsin to the sea. Russia has not had
to meet the issue and withdraw from
Manchuria, because that promise was giv
en on condition that the other powers
should withdraw from China. Germany
Is in position to continue her aggressive
movement in Kiau^chau peninsula and
England in the Yangtse valley, and France
hers in the southern parts of China. They
are supposed to be willing that. Russia
should create the precedent.
The trade that would suffer by closing
Manchurian ports Is the trade . of the
Preparations Are Being Made for
Dedicatory Exercises of Louis
iana Purchase Expo.
U. S. Monitor "Arkansas" Arrives
and Governor Odell Is on
His Way.
St. Louis, April 27.The. monitor Arr
kansas cast anchor in the.harbor off the
foot of Market street yesterday afternoon
and fired a governor's salute, of seventeen
guns The war vessel and her officers
and'.-crew were officially welcomed to the
city by a delegation headed by Congress
man Barthold, representing the citizens
President Carter of the National commis
sion, and Colonel Mott, representative of
the Louisiana Purchase Exposition com
pany A -large crowd lined the banks- of
the Mississippi as the monitor steamed
up stream and Captain Joseph R. Jobi"
the veteran diver, welcomed her arrival
with a submarine salute of dynamite.
i French Commissioner* Here.
New York, April 27.Six members of
the French commission to the St, Louis
exposition arrived to-day on the steamer
La Gascogne from Havre. They are Com
missioner General La Grave,Commissioner
Maguier, vice president of the French sec
tion' Roger Bouvard, architect of the
French exhibit M. Lamy, secretary M.
Saglio, special commissionerof the fine,
arts department M. -Dimonte), architect,
and M. Le Cour, .who will build the pa
vilion. -The steamer was detained at
quarantine because of a case of smallpox
among the steerage passengers. The pa--
ttent was removed to a hospital and 122
other steerage passengers were sent
.Hoffman island for observation. ?^j|%^i
'"'.' Governor Odell Goes In State. ' '
,' Albany,. ,N. Y., April 27.Attended by
Ms personal ataff and- twenty- alds-de-
commerciar l treaty as re -
He tries to Mollify Secretary Hsy With
. Smooth Words. -
New York Sun Special Service.
Washington, April 26.Ambassador
Casini had another interview with Sec
retary Hay to-day and again aBSurea him
that Russia in her proposed treaty with
Chtea had no designs against American
trade iri Manchuria! The ambassador did
nbt deny'that the cTainis ofttiissia as re
ported by .Minister Conger were correctly
stated, or that the proposition th' the new'
ixeaty of the United tate with China
to o'pen treaty nprts at Mukden and other
places, will have to be abandoned if the"
new Russian treaty is agreed to b^ China.
Russians wljlhig^en $^|^e cotome^cial
treaties?Aw^tli:.,this gove*ftnienCand give
- itahcr^kMor:co'mitoewrei - most lfeieral'cdriceis^powers
slofts ift. Manchuria - arid Siberia.. This is.Ijiit"'tifej
not a very satlifactdry- Pledge to'SecrttArjr
Hay,' as he" has' already^ prepared - a /treaty
with China following the old rule of open
ing treaty ports in Manchuria, and this
new Russian treaty only opens the way.
for the partition of China to make neces
sary new treaties with all the powers that
will grab-territory in the far east.
The state
t is no surprised
of y over, the
United States. We have more trade in
Manchuria than all the European coun
tries combined. We sell more cotton *
goods to northern China and Manchuria 1
than we sell to all Europe and. all ot South. " 3?
A-mepica combined. In 1901, 86 .per cent ^'^
of the total imports of American cotton ''J
goods into China went thru the northern y j
ports of Niuchuang, Chefoo and Tientsin r'^
and into Manchuria, but the Russian am- "*?
bassadpr assures the state department ^
that his government has no designs -?
against our commercial relations with y
China. *- _ ^
What Hay Is Doing. * ^t
Having heard from the president, S6- ^
retary Hay is now in position to act. In- "J,
deed, he has already taken the first steps,
altho for obvious reasons it is not deemed
well to Indicate their nature. This gov- jj
eminent will not join in a general protest. -
The state department policy is so clearly ^
defined in such matters that it .i:":
known that whatever action the United _
States takes will be individual. It may '?*
run parallel to the action of other powers, ' _ *
but there will be no, entangling, alliances. "/ ^
It begins to appear that Manchuria lay/
hopelessly lost to China, and the bet^v5
that can be done is to save as 'much as. fi
possible from the wreck. The effort will*-^
probably be made to procure from Rusaria. '"-
a binding promise thp-t the powers will^'
not be entirely deprived of the right to"C
exploit Manchuria commercially. It may: ^
be possible to secure the opening of one)", - ~
or two ports such as was proposed in th^,
pending treaty between China and the-/-'.
United States.
Secretary Hay has authorized Minister-" - -
Conger to protest to China against any ^ ^
treaty with any power that will inter
fere with the rights of the United State* -
to free commercial intercourse or abridge
the proposed commercial treaty now under
consideration between this government - -
and Chtria.. "^'^"1
Course of Her Ally Strikes the ParJf.(giovs
. ernraerit as-Proper. .**
. .. : - " **-
Paris, April 27.The foreign office her*
has received lengthy advices from Wash
ington regarding the Reeling aroused in
the United States over,the steps tafcea -
by Russia in connection with- Manchuria^
ThA Jl^Jchels" show that the American
government does riot intend to join the'
in opposing the Russian derasasdsv
, the United States will confine its
action.vte'Vsaftsguafdlng it$ jowri cennnieT- -
ciaf invests. The/Assurances have cre
ated a strofagly favorable feeling here.
The advices also state that Ambassador
McCormick at St. Petersburg has been
instructed .to forward information on the
subjeot to Washington. The officials
here say this will probably disclose that
Russia's action has been less radical than
appeared at first. The view prevails-
that the powers having political antago
nism towards Russia are responsible for
the present agitation. It is stated that
Russia's demands do not mean a termi
nation of the open door policy, but only
a continuance under Russian adminis- j
tration of similar restrictions now im
posed by China.
In government quarters unmistakable
sympathy with the Russian attitude ia,
shown. It is claimed that Russian inter
ests in Manchuria and its proximity to
Siberia entitle Russia to take supervisor/
steps. - 'Z
' y China Gives Up Money.
London, April 26.A dispatch to tM
Times from Peking says:
"Venerable officials of the board of for
eign affairs are amazed by the boldness
with which Russia has flouted her treaty,
engagements. They have not yet con
ceded the Russian demands, but in the
predicament the board has formally]
agreed that 12,000,000 taels, now in pos
session of the Russo-Chinese bank, being
receipts from the customs at Nuchuang,
shall be retained by Russia as indemnity
for repairing and protecting the Shan
Haikwan-Nuchuang railway. Russia,
previously retained the entire profits ot
the railway during her occupation of it. -
camp and followed by 1,000 of the pick of , 3
the state militia, Governor Odell set out * J
from Albany last night to attend th I -3
dedicatory ceremonies of the Louisiana . -S
purchase exposition in St. Louis.
Never in the history of the empire state ['f4
has Its chief executive gone to a public ^
function attended by so many troops and *
with so much pomp. The governor and" $-^
the troops will travel in special trains *(p/i
Pullman cars, and it will tfost the state * ,
about $50,000. _ ^ !
Gala Week In St. Louli. *^1
St. Louis. April 27.St, Louis is begHf^"
ning to assume gala attire for the festivi
ties of the week, which open with the na
tional and international good roads con- *
vention and close with the dedication' of
the St. Louis exposition, both events being'
attended by the president of the United
States and a number of prominent men. -
The dedication ceremonies will be at- *
tended by men of national and interna
tional reputation and visiting spectators,'
whose numbers are conservatively estt- -
mated at 150,000.
Connecticut Governor on the Way.
Hartford, Conn., April 27.Governor
Chamberlain and party, including state of- -
ficials and members of the governor's
staff, left here to-day in two special cars
to attend the dedication exercises of the *
Louisiana Purchase exposition at St.*
Louis. j
A NEW PB0T0C0L - te
Bowen Submits It to British, Grer
- man and Italian Governments, '
^Washington, April 27.Herbert W,
Bowen, the Venezuelan plenipotentiary,'
lias drawn up a new protocol for the da^r-J"^j
termination of The Hague arbitration''""'J
tribunal of the question whether- the *
blockading powers shall be entitled tft
preferential treatment in the payment "of *
their claims against Venezuela. ^B
This has been presented to the British" '
ambassador and copies furnished to the
/diplomatic reprepentatlves of Germany
and Italy. The new instrument contains
all the points on which the negotiators
are practically in accord except one which
it is thought will be amicably adjusted.
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