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ILembers of the Grand Army of the
Republic March in Annual
! j - Parade.
Only Veterans Were in line and
Ihey Were Cheered Heartily
i by Spectators.
Minnesota Is Represented With All
the Other States'Frisco
i in Gala Attire.
San Francisco. Aug. 19.The parade to
day of the veterans of the Grand Army
of the Republic in this city will be long
remembered by the thousands of people
who packed the streets along the line of
march to witness it. Not a few of them
recognized that for them this meant the
passing 'of the heroes of many a Jjloody
struggle in defense of the Union for all
time in a collective body, so far as this
ity la concerned.
Pvoid of all the pomp and panoply of
the warlike hosts which marched in all
the pride of strength and youth in yester
day's parade, there was something pathetio
in the thinned out ranks of the veterans
who marched to-day, which touched the
hearts of all who saw them. Bowed with
the weight of years, worn out and weary
but animate'd by the fires of an unquench
lng spirit, this remnant of a mighty host
which carved outh victory for the repub
lic an the hardest fought battlefields the
world has ever known, marched proudly
along, the last of an unconquered band of
Shot-Torn Battle Flags.
Proudly they marched with the battle
flags waving above the swaying ranks,
flags which bore the marks of shot and
shell in many a fierce fray, comrades to
gether now as they were then. With mili
tary precision these old soldiers of An
tietam, Vicksburg. the Wilderness, Gettys
burg and Appomattox, swung into line at
the appointed hour, ready for the com
mand to march. Headed by the detach
ment from Illinois, commanded by Benson
Wood, the Grand Army detachments a p
peared in full muster at their appointed
stations, ready to move with the main col
umn which started punctually at 10 o'clock
on the route of march. The mounted staff
of the department commanders and all the
mounted escorts were formed into platoons
of eight flies front, the distance being reg
ulated at four paces. This formation was
well maintained all thru the parade and
the same can be said of the different posts
which were paraded some sixteen paces
apart, with a double distance between the
The Commander and Staff.
A platoon of police led the column, com
manded by Chief Wittman and followed
by the drum corps of the National Associa
tion of Civil War Musicians. Next in line
was Chief Marshal Edward T. Solomon
and his staff. The personal escort of
Commander-in-Chief Stewart was com
posed of George H. Thomas Post No, 2,
department of California, A. I). Cutler
commanding. Accompanying the com
mander-in-chief were Quartermaster Gen
eral Burrows, Judge Advocate General
Beers, Adjutant General John W. Schall,
Chaplain-in-Chief Shuey and Inspector
General Walsh, with members of the ex
ecutive committee.
The several departments of the Grand
Army followed, with the department of
Illinois in the van. Following came Penn
sylvania, commanded by Edward Q. Wal
ton and Commander Yenglin New York,
Commander Noster: Connecticut, Com
mander Bulkeley Massachusetts, Com
mander Judd New Jersey, Commander
Long Maine, Commander Chamberlain
Rhode Island, Commander Hudson New
Hampshire, Commander Parker Vermont,
Commander Penfield Potomac, Com
mander Kimball Virginia and North Car
olina, Commander Haas Maryland, Com
mander Stahl Nebraska, Commander Es
till Michigan, Commander VanRaalte
Iowa, Commander Raymond Minnesota,
Commander Maben Oregon, Commander
Turner South Dakota, Commander
Reed Montana, Commander Wisner
North Dakota, Commander Rowe, and the
G. A. R. of other states. California and
Nevada, under command of Major General
W- R-. Shafter, brought up the rear.
$ Cheers for MacArthur.
A distinguished trio rode at the head of
the Wisconsin division. They were Gen
eral MacArthur, commander of the de
partme nt of the Pacific General Cobb
and Colonel Lyon, all three being attired
In civilian clothing. All three of these
general officers are from Wisconsin and
All have wan national renown. General
MacArthur was recognized all along the
line of march and was loudly cheered as
he passed with the column.
Six survivors of the heroic Knapp's
Pennsylvania battery of light artillery
inarched in the line and were warmly
greeted. This is the remnant of the 130
men who served in the fighting regiment
and who were mustered out at the close of
the war, and this is the first occasion the
battery has paraded since they appeared
In the historic grand review of the fed
eral troops at Washington, in May, 1865.
This battery did efficient work at Chan
cellorsville, Fredericksburg and all .thru
the Shenandoah valley, concluding a
brilliant record by marching with Sherman
to the sea, and entering Richmond, later,
with Grant. Its most historic feat was
the firing of the shot that killed General
Polk before Resaca.
Parade Was Strictly Military.
Thruout the parade was strictly mili
tary, no women, children nor grotesque
costumes being permitted in the column.
Carriages, also, were prohibited, and the
few which appeared not exceeding two to
east department were occupied by disabled
veterans driven in all cases to the* left
column of their respective departments.
A hearty greeting was extended to the
veterans along the entire line of march,
each of the departments being cheered as
it filed past.
The scene was one of wild enthusiasm
all along the streets, old and young turn
ing out en masse to greet the fast fading
ranks of the veteran American soldiers
who in compact organization will never
march here again.
The reviewing stand was on Van Ness
avenue and there the departments
marched past in perfect alignment after
a long and tiresome march for many of
the older veterans, showing up in brave
style until dismissed by the grand mar
Lavish Entertainment Plans.
With receptions and entertainments of
all kinds the visiting members of the G.
A. R. are having a most enjoyable time in
this city. The Californian posts provide
fruits . and flowers in lavish abundance
and there is open house in all the local
Train after train still adds its comple-
' ment to the ar my of veterans already
marshaled here and the encampment now
begins to assume the proportions of the
largest ever held in the history of the
organization. The arrivals now are com
puted at 21.000 people from eastern points
with fully 35,000 persons In addition from
California points.
.^or the next few days excursions have
een arrang ed to carry the visiting yet- i Kelley, is delayed by Injury.
** 'il'i-t t
ernns to different points of Interest In the
interior and all the leading1
cities have
made arrangements to give them an ap
propriate reception.
Place for Minnesota.
The National Association of Union Pris
oners of War to-day re-elected Com
mander Jam es D. Walker and named John
S. Ferguson of Keokuk, Iowa, chaplain
Charles S. Plsher of Minnesota and Gov
ernor Bliss of Michigan are on the execu
tive committee.
Berdan's sharpshooters have elected S.
C. James of Centerville, Iowa, president,
to succeed R. W. Tyler, who is ill at his
home in Washington.
Mangled Corpse of4 Newton Hellyer,
Who Had Been Murdered,
Found Near Winona.
Neck Had Been Cut With a Pocket
knifeBobbery the Motive
Special to The Journal,
Winona, Minn., Aug. 19.Murder, sup
posably for the purpose of robbery, was
committed across the river a* short dis
tance from the end of the high wagon
bridge at an early hour this morning. The
victim was a working m an about 28 years
of age, whose name, according to papers
found on his person, was Newton Hellyer,
and who up t two days ago had been em
ployed in the government quarry at
Lamoille, before that working as a
carpenter and brakeman for the Milwau
kee & St. Paul road.
A coroner's inquest was held over the
body by Justice Ulrich of Fountain City
and a verdict returned that Hellyer came
to his death by violent means at the hands
of unknown persons.
Hellyer had first been struck on the
back of the head by a blunt instrument
and then his head had been partially sev
erel from his body with a pocketknife,
cutting from behind.
The body was first seen in the road
about 4 o'clock this morning arid the au
thorities were notified. District Attorney
Feegina of Buffalo county was at the in
quest and is working up the case. Hellyer
was seen in several Winona saloons yes
A t the inquest Hamerich testified he saw
Hellyer at the "Mint" at 8 o'clock last
evening in company with Henry Keen.
Three men, one of them Hellyer, are said
to have gone over the high wagon bridge
at 3 this morning.
Another clue is that two men tried to
board an east-bound freight train at
Marsh, soon after the murder is supposed
to have occurred, and, failing,- started to
walk down the track.
A Conference of Various Agricultu
ral Societies Is Being Held
To-day in Chicago.
Its Object Is to Insure Farmers $1 a
Bushel for Their
New York Sun Speoial Service.
Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 19.President
Everett of the American Society of Equity
has left for Chicago, where he will be
present to-day at a conference to be held
with a view of launching a united move
ment of all the agricultural societies for
the betterment of the American farmer.
At the conference will be representatives
of the National grange, the National
Farmers' Alliance and all the other large
farm organizations.
Mr. Everett says he cannot yet give out
any facts about the methods of the con
ference, b ut the objective point is $1
"The Am
New York Weather Bureau's Bulle
tin for Yacht RacesLast
Trial Spin.
New York, Aug. 19.The local weather
bureau to-day issued the following special
weather forecast for tomorrow's yacht race:
"The weather over thrcourse of the inter
national yacht race Thursday will be partly
cloudy, with light .to fresh west to north
winds. Emery."
The weather bureau designates winds with
a velocity of from one to nine miles an hour
as light and winds with a velocity of from
ten to nineteen miles an hour as fresh.
Under weather conditions that promise to be
repeated to-morrow on the occasion of the
first of the races in the international series,
the Reliance and Shamrock III, respectively
the defender and challenger for the America's
cup, to-day left their moorings at Sandy Hook
for the last spin before the race. After
months of trying of Bpars, ropes and blocks
after repeated tests of ballast, stretching of
sails and burnishing of hulls, both boats are
now in perfect condition, according to the
ideas of their owners and designers and to
day's sail was just a trial, not for speed, but
for a final test of fittings and gear.
The boats crossed Sandy Hook bay onthe
starboard tack and in a twelve-knot breeze,
headed out to sea. The sails of both fitted,
perfectly. After they had sailed to a point
about a mile southeast of the Scotland light
ship, the Reliance headed back, running be
fore the wind.
New Orleans, La., Aug. 19.The steamship
George W. Kelley of the Adler-Weinberger
Steamship Company, under charter of the
Blueflelds Steamship Company, which left
Blueflelds on Aug. 9 arid should have arrived
here on Aug. 15, has not been heard from.
She must have struck the recent gulf hurri
cane off the Yucatan coast on Wednesday,
Aug. 14. All the other fruit vessels due have
The company officials believe the arrived,
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tonfe weeeha
President Roosevelt Issues an Order
Extending the Miller Ruling
to All Departments.
Declares No. Man Shall Be Refused
Work Because He Is a
This Will Mean a Radical Change in
Conditions at the Navy Yards
and Elsewhere.
Now York Sun Special Service.
Washington, Aug. 19.An Investiga
tion, ordered by the president, is now in
progress in each department of the gov
ernment to ascertain if there is a strict
compliance with the principle laid down
by the anthracite coal strike commis
sion, "that no person shall be refused em
ployment or in any way discriminated
against on account of membership or non
membership in any labor organization."
The president. In his letter to Secretary
Cortelyou in regard to the case of As
sistant Foreman W. A. Miller of the
bindery in the government printing office,
said: "It is, of course, mere elementary
decency to require that all the govern
ment departments shall be handled in ac
cordance with the principles thus clearly
and fearlessly enunciated."
At the time this letter was written the
labor organizations failed to see its ap
plication to all the departments of the
government and were immediately con
cerned only with the case of Miller. They
hoped to quiet the storm that was brew
ing by an acquiescence in Miller's return
to employment and since then have re
frained from pushing the charges against
er ica
n Society of Equity has
done more for the farmer since its Incep
tion than any other society," he said,
"and it is pursuing a course which is com
mended not only by farmers themselves,
b ut by enlightened business men and
bankers, w ho realize that what we are
doing for the improvement of the condi
tion of the farmers is of benefit to the
country at large.
"The only opponents we have are the
speculators who would prey on the farm
ers and get their products for nothing.
"Everything the American society of
Equity has promised for wheat this sea
son has come true. Wheat is up to 83
cents and they can't hammer it down.
The small supply and the small deliv
eries by the farmers will Insure $1 wheat.
W e will get this $1 wheat idea well dis
tributed thru the winter wheat section.
Now we are spreading the idea thru the
spring wheat region up thru the Dakotas
and Minnesota thru our agents."
President Investigates.
President Roosevelt has been receiving
reports, however, which indicated that
discrimination against persons not be
longing to labor organizations was not
confined to the government printing
office and he determined upon a thoro
investigation by the heads of all the gov
ernment departments.
H e called into consultation Secretary
Cortelyou of the department of commerce
and labor, and later discussed the subject
with Secretary Moody, Secretary Root,
Secretary Hitchcock and Postmaster Gen
eral Payne. There was a short confer
ence by some of these cabinet officers and
they decided to order investigations In
their respective branches of the govern
ment, to learn whether the practioe has
been to refuse employment to persons not
connected with labor organizations. It
has developed that in many cases such
was the practice, it being generally under
stood by some of the officials that only
to union m en was employment to be
Forbids Discrimination.
"When the reports showing this condition
in some of the departments were brought
to the attention of the president he im-f
mediately directed that the principle
enunciated by the coal strike commission
be rigidly adhered to by all officials. H e
instructed Secretary Moody to see that in
all the navy yards employment is refused
to no man because he is not a member
of a labor organization, tho at the same
time, if the union man desired, he could
work alongside his non-union brother.
The announcement of this policy was also
made by the secretary of war In official
communications to officers of the army
having government work in charge and it
was learned to-day that the president now
has under consideration the question of
extending the same policy to cover all
government work.
This would mean that all the shipyard
work on government vessels could be per
formed by either union or non-union men
and that having committed the adminis
tration to the principles stated and to
the further findings of the strike com
mission, "that there shall be no dis
crimination against, or interference with,
any employe who is not a member of any
labor organization by members of such
organization," it would be the duty of the
government to protect the workmen in
their rights.
It was admitted to-day by. several- c*fl-
cers that the president was determined
that in no otoranch of the government
shall there bo any discrimination against
applicants for work by reason of their not
being members of ft labor organization,
and that while he recognizes that the labor
organizations m ay make serious opposi
tion to the application of this principle to
all government work, he Is determined to
see that it is enforoed, any any person
filing a just complaint with the presi
dent showing that any official refused him
employment because he did not belong to
a labor organization will receive imme
diate consideration.
He Says the Charges Preferred Against
Him Are Too Absurd to Consider.
Washington, Aug. 19.The controversy
between the Bookbinders* union and Wil
liam A. Miller, assistant foreman in the
government bindery, has broken out
Monday Public Printer Palmer handed
Miller the charges preferred by the union.
Mr. Miller was informed that he could
ta ke the rest of the week to reply but
he sent them back yesterday, with the
statement that they were made by irre
sponsible parties, based on hearsay and
were too absurd to consider. An official
said Miller's status is not likely to be dis
It was learned that the charges were
mainly directed against Mr. Miller's per
sonal character and acts said to have been
committed as far back as twenty-five
years ago.
India exported 19,212,155 bushels of wheat
during tho last season..
The Real Race Question.
WIN $10,000
Victimized Passengers on Kaiser
Wilhelm II.One Man Lost
$250 on Four Kings.
New York Sun Special Service.
New York, Aug. 19.When the Kaiser
Wilhelm II. was warping into the Nor th
German Lloyd docks at Hoboken yester
day an excited passenger leaned far over
the rail of the salon deck and shouted to
the throng on the pier: "Card sharps and
swindlers aboard! Have the police come
to the gang plank!"
When the gang plank was let down two
men fought their way down the narrow
bridge into the arms of the police. Then
the excited man identified himself as
Robert P. Hill of the American Finance
Surety company. H e charged his oppon
ent, w ho said he was Morris Levery, a
mining expert, residing at the Murray Hill
hotel, with having swindled him and many
passengers at cards.
The men were taken first before a police,
magistrate and then to the United" States
commissioner. As neither official had
authority in matters pertaining to the
high seas the two men were discharged.
Hill claimed that Levery and his con
federates got away with $10,000 of the
passengers' money by sharp practices. H e
said he lost $250 himself altho he held
four kings. His opponent had four aces.
R. L. Borden Announces Its Rail
way Policy in the Canadian
Speoial to The Journal.
Ottawa, Aug. 19.S. L. Borden, leader of
the opposition in parliament, yesterday an
nounced his railway policy as. against that
formulated by the government for a trans
continental line. He advocated an extension
of the Inter-Colonial railway to Georgian Bay.
This could be done by purchasing the Canada
Atlantic railway. He also asked that the
government buy the Canadian Pacific north of
Lake Superior between North Bay and Fort
William for the use of all railways, Including
the Inter-Colonial, and give running rights
over the Canadian Pacific to Winnipeg.
He approved of assisting the Grand Trunk
to build its line west to Edmonton and said
that from Edmonton there should be only one
railway to the Pacific coast. He wants to
build a line from Quebec northwesterly to
Winnipeg as a colonization road. Mr. Borden
also said it was impossible for railways to
compete* for the wheat trade with waterways
and therefore he wanted Georgian Bay ports
and paterways as well as Montreal and mari
time province portss provided with all modem
facilities and properly, equipped, %. -
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Bricklayers Who Hold Key to the
Situation Will Decide
Sympathetic Strike Means Long Tie
up as the Contractors
Axe Firm.
The Head of the Laborers' Organiza
tion Is Here From
On the eve of what may be a general
building trades strike, and a consequent
tie-up of practically all building opera
tions in the city, the Builders and Trad
ers' Exchange has formally indorsed the
stand taken by the Master Builders, and
the striking laborers have imported a
manager in the person of Robert Wilson
of Chicago, organizer of the International
Union of Hod Carriers and Building
The Builders and Traders* Exchange,
inmannirifii tTrT"TTT~"i
which is composed of the material supply
firms of the city, met in the Kasota block
last night and after a long discussion of
the disagreement between the striking
laborers and the contractors decided,
unanimously, to support the contractors in
their refusal to recognize the "Building
Laborers union or to pay a fixed, uniform
scale to laborers.
A t the same time Mr. Wilson came in
from Chicago with the announcement that
he was here to stay until the strike was
settled that he favored arbitration and
opposed, the use of force, and that he
would be glad to have the parties to the
dispute reach an agreement.
Mr. Wilson was in conference with
the men at labor headquarters this morn
ing, and expected to call upon the
contractors in the course of the day in
an endeavor to have the matter in dispute
arbitrated. If this should be his mission
he will hardly be successful, as the con
tractors have arranged to make the fight
a long one, should the bricklayers hold to
their determination of last Wednesday to
go out on sympathetic strike to-morrow
Not Opposed to Unions.
The contractors are Incensed over an
inflammatory article appearing In a morn
ing .paper which puts them in a position
of opposition to unions in general. The
contractors have no fault to find with and
no quarrels with any union but the Build
ing Laborers' union, which demands an
agreement from them that th ey shall pay
25 cents an hour to all laboring men em
ployed and that they shall use none but
union laborers.
The Bricklayers* union which, during
the twenty years of its existence* has had
bht one strike, and that a short one, and
which has the reputation for being the
most conservative of the local unions, holds
tha key to the present situation. If the
bricklayers decide at their meeting to
night to strike to-morrow, unless the con
tractors employ none but union laborers,
there will be no more work In the building
line for Minneapolis woritmen in Minne
apolis this year. If the bricklayers think
better of their decision of last week and
decide that the situation does not de
mand a sympathetic strike, the present
trouble will settle itself and building oper
ations will be continued.
Either Side May Start Proceedings Under
the Sta te Law.
Under the state arbitration law either
party to the controversy m ay bring it be
fbre the state board of arbitration and
conciliation, but the decision of this
board is not binding on both sides unless
both join in the request. So either the
employers or the strikers can secure a
public hearing of the case on its merits,
and a decision, b ut to make the arbitra
tion effective it would have to be agreed
on beforehand. The state board was cre
ated by chifpter 170 of the general laws
of 1895 b ut so far it has been a dead
letter, as the parties to a controversy
have always preferred to select their own
arbitrators. Under the law the governor
Continued on Second Page.
Officers Find Themselves Unable to Control the
Men Under ThemThis Is Regarded
as a Grave Peril.
Poqrly Fed and Clothed and With Their Pay Long Over-due Turkish Sol-
diers MutinySpecific Instanc e in Which They Held a Train for
Twelve Hours at Saloniki in Defiance of OrdersAlso in Defiance
of Orders They Killed in Cold Blood a Number of Workmen Em-
ployed in Repairing a Eailroad Track Near TTakub.
London, Aug. 19.A dispatch to a news agency from Vienna
says Bulgaria has ordered fifteen million cartridges from a Vienna
firm for prompt delivery.
Constantinople, Aug. 19.The Russian
demands on Turkey, growing out of the
recent murder of the Russian consul at
Monastir, M. Rostkovski, were formally
presented at the Yildiz palace yesterday.
Notwithstanding the warning which
Russia addressed to the Bulgarian gov
ernment it is generally believed here that
the Russian naval, demonstration in Turk
ish Waters will dangerously encourage the
Macedonians, who it is asserted, will in
terpret Russia's action as being the first
step towards intervention in their be
The insubordination of the Turkish
troops is regarded as being one of the
greatest dangers of the present Balkan
crisis. The lack of discipline among the
soldiers is marked. It is found necessary
to humor them to prevent conflicts be
tween the soldiers and their officers. For
instance a regiment while on the way
from Uskub to Monastir, demanded that
tho train be stopped at Saloniki for twelve
hours, instead of for the scheduled half
hour, so that the soldiers might amuso
themselves in the town. After futile en
deavors to prevail upon the m en to allow
the train to proceed, the officers were
obliged to grant their demand.
Insubordination of Troops.
The killing of Bulgarian workmen who
were repairing the railroad track near
Uskub is another grave instance of the
insubordination of the Turkish troops.
Details of the affair show that a train load
of Turkish soldiers, soon after leaving the
railroad station at Uskub not only fired
on and killed three Bulgarians who were
at work on the road and left the bodies'
lying on the line b ut some of the soldiers
left the train and pursued other Bulgarian
workmen to a neighboring station where
the Turks murdered them all in cold
Consular reports received here from
Saloniki continue to emphasize the danger
of am outbreak of Mohammedan fanatic
ism, there. The consular representatives
have asked for protection., and -the- ques-
tion "o.f again dispatching warships to
Saloniki is being discussed by the rep
resentatives of the powers.
Dispatches from Turkish sources say
the insurgents have destroyed another vil
lage in Macedonia.
Squadron ^Due To-day.
The Russian squadron is expected this
afternoon. It wil lanchor in the bay of
Miadia, off the coast of European Tur
key, between Boargas and the entrance of
the Bosporus, eighty miles from the latter.
The attitude of indifference hitherto as
sumed by the Turkish officials towards
Russia's action is giving way to one of
marked concern. The porte fears that
Russia contemplates making still more
important demands than those contained
in the recent note of M. Zinovieff, the
Russian ambassador, such as the appoint
ment of a Christian governor general of
Macedonia. This idea, however, does not
find support in diplomatic quarters, where
the conviction prevails that Russia is
working in a f ul lagreement with Austria.,
No resistance is expected on the part
of Turkey to the Rusian demands, with
the possible exception of the appoint
ment of European officers to command
the gendarmerie. This is likely to arouse
opposition and it is thought Russian an
ticipation thereof led to the dispatch of
the squadron, the presence of which was
.hardly required to' enforce a fulfillment
of the other terms.
and since then other proposals have been
Fear a Massacre.
The ambassadors of the powers have
again drawn the earnest attention of the
porte to the fears of massacres at Sa
loniki and have demanded the adoption of
immediate and effective measures for the
protection of the foreign consulates and
the subjects, of the various powers.
Letters received here from Uskub say
there is evidence there of a great feeling
of unrest. The mosques are guarded by
troops and it Is feared they m ay be at
The monastery of the Holy Virgin, near
Kitchero, has been burned by Albanians,
after a determined struggle between the
defenders of the monastery and the insur
gents, during which both sides lost heav
ily. Servian refugees are arriving at Us
kub from Dibra, having fled from that
place owing to fear of a massacre. The
Albanians in that district have burned a
number of Bulgarian villages.
Powers Plan to Send a Combined Fleet to
Paris, Aug. 19.It was learned in official
quarters to-day that the action of Rus
sia In ordering a naval squadron to Turk
ish waters may be speedily followed by
important joint naval action on the part
of the powers. Communications are at
present being exchanged between the
powers relative to joint naval demonstra
tion before Saloniki. The outcome will
depend largely upon Russia, b ut if a joint
demonstration is determined upon, the
fleets of France and Austria will certainly
co-operate and it is probable that the
fleets of all the European powers having.
Turkish interests except possibly Ger
many, which, thruout, has not favored
taking energetic steps against Turkey,
will take part in the demonstration.
Squadron Will Walt.
In the meantime the Russian squadron
will not proceed to Constantinople as has
been reported, b ut will rendezvous at a
small port of the Vilayet of Adrianople,
above the entrance of the Bosphorous.
For the present this squadron has no or
ders to assu me an aggressive course. Its
action will depend on Turkey' sfulfilment
of the terms of Russia's demands in con
nection with the assassination of Consul
Rostkovski. The punishment of a num
ber of the parties implicated Is not con
sidered to be full compliance with the
terms of the demands which include an
adequate indemnity.
Besides the Rostkovske incident the
proposed joint naval action before Salon
iki is due to the earnest presentations of
the foreign consuls at Saloniki who set
forth that their lives are in danger. The
first representation on the subject reached
the French authorities several weeks ago
The Little Principality Mobilizes an Army
of 70,000 Men.
Rome, Aug. 19.Private advices from
the Balkan peninsula received here state
that Bulgaria has practically mobilized an
army, as the troops under arms In the
principality now amount to more than
70,000, which is double what is considered
as the peace effective.
The Bulgarian government, however, is
unwilling to venture, for the time being,
on any hostile movement against Turkey,
as It does not wish to lose the support of
It hopes, however, that public opinion
in Russia will force the government to
help Bulgaria against Turkey, and the dis
patch of a Russian squadron to Turkish
waters encourages the Bulgarians in this
Railway Outrages Planned.
Vienna, Aug. 19.A telegra mfrom Boris
Sarafoff, the active leader of the Mace
donian insurgents to the management of
the oriental railroads, is published here.
Sarafoff says that "the general staff of the
revolutionary committee of Macedonia and
Adrianople" announces that in conse
quence of the rising of the Christian popu
lation of Macedonia for liberation from
Turkish rule they will "necessarily have
to commit outrages on railways" and he
begs the management, "from humane con
siderations, to accept no passengers In
order that there may be no unnecessary
sacrifices to deplore."
Another bomb outrage is reported to
have occurred at Phillppopolis. A bomb
was thrown into the house of a merchant
there and. three persons were killed.
^ ^y Italian Warships Near. .-- '"
Romer Aug, 19.Ko other power is in a
better position th an Italy' quickly to send
a fleet to Turkey. In fact, Italy may al
most be considered as already having a
warship on the spot, as the torpedo boat
destroyer Minerva is off the island of
Lemnos, in the Aegan sea, a few hours'
steaming from Saloniki and the battle
ship Reumberto, which is at Agosta,
Silesia can reach Ottoman waters In about
forty hours. The Italian Mediterranean
squadron now off Cagliari, island of
Sardinia, has been ordered to Sicilly so as
to be nearer the scene of trouble in Tur
His Attitude on Several State Issuer
Eeversed by a St. Paul
He Has Eeturned Home and
Sworn Out a Warrant Charg
ing Criminal libel.
Special to The Journal.
Appleton, Minn., Aug. 19.The publica
tion in the St. Paul Dispatch of Saturday
of an article asserting among other thing*
that Former Senator B. T. Young of this
city was to be the-railroad candidate for
attorney general has caused considerable
commotion and not a little indignation
among Mr. Young's friends.
Mr. Young has just returned from his
vacation and declares that a more com
plete misrepresentation of his attitude on'
public questions and his associations as a
public man could not wen be imagined.
His well known position on the railway
merger question Is reversed and he is
classed with m en whose political plana
he has always opposed.
H e has been a strong opponent of the
railroad merger, made many speeches for
Van Sant on that Issue exclusively and
has constantly upheld the course pursued
by Attorney General Douglas. Indeed.
there Is no doubt that if Mr. Young had
been attorney general he would have pu r
sued a course parallel to that of the pres
ent official.
Mr. Young is so indignant at the publi
cation in the Dispatch that he has sworn
out a warrant charging the publisher of'
that newspaper with oriminal libel. The
warrant, it is promised, will be served to
night or to-morrow morning.
Dohertys Defeat Collins and Waid
ner, and Are Still Tennis Cham
pions of America.*
Newport, R. I., Aug. 19.The fact that Col- -, '
lins and Waidner, the western champion ten-, _N
nis team, which yesterday defeated Ward and - .?
Ware, the eastern champions, were to meet -A
the Doherty brothers, the British experts, for . %
the championship of America in doubles, _ '^x
caused even greater interest to-day among 4
the thousands who follow tennis in this vicin- - '[-g-
ity than yesterday's games. Another perfect. " "
day cheered the players and spectators alike. .--"J
The betting favored the Dohertys. The " |
Dohertys successfully defended their title as -
American tennis champions, winning In *i|f
straight sets from Collins and Waidner, 7-5,
Kansas City,#Aug. 19.The Kansas river
here and west fs falling rapidly and no fur- " -
ther fear of damage is felt. Every effort is' - V
being made to replace the two bridges washedj.'*
out during the high water. Boats must be " V
used for several weeks, however, to transfer *
persons between the two cities.
Pittsburg, Aug. 19.The thirty-fourth n-\ ~
nual convention of the Irish Catholic Benevo
lent Union of the United States and Canad&rV
opened here to-day. Two hundred delegates^ j
tepresenting 750,000 members are la attend
ance, _
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