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Governor of Baku, with Two
Others, Falls by Hand of
ATTEMPT ON A POLICE
CHIEF'S LIFE FAILS
Assassin of Grand Duke Sergius
Is ExecutedMakes Speech
Baku, Caucasia, May 24.The gov
ernor of Baku, Prince Nakachidza, was
assassinated at 3 p.m. today by a
bomb which was thrown at his carriage.
A lieutenant who was accompanying
the governor and a bystander were also
killed, by the explosion, and the coach
man is believed to have been fatally
POLICE CHIEF WOUNDED
His Life Saved by Bad Aim of Bomb
Warsaw, May 24.The chief of police
of Siedlce, capital of the government of
that name, was severely muired by the
explosion of a bomb at midnight. He
was sitting on the veranda of a club
when an unknown man approached and
hurled a bomb at him. The missile,
however, fell short, but exploded near
enough for fiagments to injure him
seriously. Three other persons were
also in-jured. The man who threw the
Thousands Leave Russ Church.
Since the promulgation of the em
peror's ukase concerning liberty of
worship and abolishing the religious dis
abilities of the Roman Catholic and
other religious Christian communities,
26,000 persons are reported to have left
the Russian church for the Roman
church in the governments of Siedlce
The censor has ordered the Polish
press not to make any reference to the
In one village of 680 inhabitants,
678 have changed their faith.
The authorities of the Russian church
are taking stringent measures to pre
vent these desertions. One order in the
Russian church called the Brotherhood
of the Holy Virgin has issued a violent
manifesto bitterly inveighing against
Poles and Roman Catholics.
Another Chief Shot.
Riga, May 24.The chief of police of
Snylten district has been shot and se
riously wounded by a band of roughs.
Ten arrests have been made in connec
tion with the shooting.
SERGIUS' ASSASSIN HANGED
TODAY'S SPORTING NEWS WILL BE FOUND ON PAGE EIGHT.
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51 Cols. Beading
PRICE TWO CENTS.
RUSSIAN PRINCE IS
SLAIN BY A BOMB
Denies on the Scaffold Having
Asked for Pardon.
St. Petersburg, May Hi.It was semi
officially announced yesterday that
Ivan Kalaeff, who murdered the Grand
Duke Sergius at-Moscow-on JFeb-lZj-was-...J?ha-Moscow
hanged at 8 a.m. yesterday.
the scaffold Kalaeff made a speech
in which he said: "It is said that i
asked for pardon. It is a lie. I am
faithful to the tradition of the 'peo
ple's will.' I do not ask any favor. I
am glad to die."
The "people's will" is the name for
merly borne by the party identical with
the present social revolutionaries.
QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY IS
OBSERYED BY BRITONS
London, May 24.Empire Day, the
anniversary or the birth of the late
Queen Victoria, May 24, 1819, was
more widely observed this year in Lon
don and the provinces than heretofore.
Flags were displayed everywhere and
there were special commemorative ex
ercises in schools. The most prominent
feature was a big review of troops at
Aldershot by the king, while the lead
ing event in London was the unveiling
in St. Paul's cathedral by the Prince
of Wales of the sculptured memorial,
designed and executed by Princess
Louise (duchess of Argyll), to the
6,000 brave sons of Britain over the
seas who laid down their lives for the'
mother country in the South African
war. FRENCH CHURCH BILL
Paris, May 24.In the chamber of
deputies yesterday the discussion of the
section of the church and state separa
tion bill by which property donated to
the church for benevolent purposes will
be handed over to the public and char
itable institutions for future manage
ment aroused a sharp debate, the op
position declaring that the method pro
posed amounted practically to confisca
tion. The clause was, however, adopted
with the provision that the donators
or their heirs may claim restitution of
the gifts within six months after offi
cial notice has been given of their pro
CASTRO'S LUCKY DAY
BRINGS JOY TO EXILES
Hew York Sun Special Service.
Caracas, May 24.Signalizing the
opening of congress on his lucky day,
and the beginning of his constitutional
for six years, President
astro has decreed amnesty to all Vene
zuelans who, for political reasons, have
been expatriated, and they ate per
mitted to return to the country. Am
nesty also extends to political prisoners
in Venezuela below the grade of colonel.
There are about 1,500 political prison
ers confined in dungeons in Caracas,
La Guayra, Puerto Cabello and Mara
BEEF TRUST ATTACKED
BY GRANDJURY AT FARGO
Special to The Journal.
Fargo, N. D., May 24.The beef
trust is on the gridiron here as the re
sult of the investigation now in pro
gress by the United States grand jury.
Many witnesses from over the state will
appear before that body.
Collusion in bids for state contracts
is one of the charges. It is asserted
the business wfs partitioned and that
certain houses were to take some of the
state institutions and other firms were
to have the rest.
BOUND TO FORC E
GAS GRAB THRU
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CZAR PUTS BAN
ON FREE SFffiEH
Zemstvos, Douxnas and Other
Bodies Will Be Restricted in
St. Petersburg, May 24.The gov
ernment has now taken formal meas
ures to prevent the zemstvos, doumas
and other provincial and district insti
tutions from indulging unrestricted
debate-and adopting resolutions on the
subject of a change in the form of gov
Interior Minister Bouligan has issued
a circular declaring that such discus
sions do not come within the scope of
the imperial ukase issued March 3,
granting the people freedom to peti
tion the emperor thru the committee
of ministers on all matters relating to
their general welfare.
The ruling, in effect, is that this
privilege only applies to the people as
individuals, and that organized insti
tutions must confine themselves to ques
tions within their competency.
The duty of enforcing this inhibi
tion is imposed on the presiding offi
cers, who will be amenable to prosecu
tion for permitting infractions. The
circular was plainly designed to put
an end to the political agitation which
has been openly in progress in the
zemstvos an doumas thruout the em
Wars on Religious Liberty.
G&aeite, the leading re
actionary organ in" Russia, has begun i
a bitter war against religious tolera
tion, arguing that it will wipe out or
thodoxy in the non-orthodox society of
the country. The paper declares that
450,000 Russians in Poland will come
under the influence of Roman Catholi
cism if the Catholics are permitted to
The ukase, says the Gazette, has al
ready had a deplorable effect on the
Russian mujiks, "among whom stories
are current that the emperor is under
the influence of the pope. It is even
said that the emperor will become a
Catholic, and that the mujiks who (Jo
not desire to be converted to Cotholi
cism will be transported and compelled
to live in three provinces." The pa
"This is not a religious war, but a
Busso-Polish national battle."
GOPON PLOTS UPRISING
Says Revolutionary Factions WiU Unite
in Great Movement.
Paris, May 24.The Journal today
reproduces a statement recently made
by Father Gopon. The place and cir
cumstances of the statement are not
disclosed owing to the desire not to
put the Russian police on Gopon's
track. The statement says:
"The most important' effect of the
events of Jan. 22 has been to unify the
various elements of the revolutionary
movement." It expresses scepticism
regarding the givernment 's reforms and
says the return of Russia's defeated
army will arid an enormous body of
malcontents to the ranks of those al
Internal rivalry between the revolu
tionary parties,'' says the former priest,
"so far/has prevented the formation
of a central committee whose sole pur
pose will be to direct an uprising of
the people, but we are working towards
the formation of this committee. My
special end is to see the committee
realized, as it will be the embryo of
the future provisory government. We
have already created a system of cor
respondence between the groups for the
purpose of bringing about complete
organization. Unless the revolutionists
themselves succeed in forming a syste
matic organization I fear we shall wit
ness a period of veritable anarchy and
chaos in Russia."
TRIED TO STEAL CZAREVITCH
Conspirators Said to Have Been Pre
vented by Treachery.
New York Sun Special Service.
London, May 24.The latest of the
ever-recurring yarns about the czare
vitch is that the leaders of the Kieinin
conspiracy planned to kidnap the in
fant and hold him as a pledge to com
plete the fulfillment of the revolution
ary program. The story goes on to
say that the plot was frustrated thru
the treachery of some of the conspira
CRISIS NEAR IN STRIKE
IN SANDWICH ISLANDS
Honolulu, May 24.A wireless tele
gram to the Advertiser from Lahaina
says that the police and militia are
preparing^ to move on the camp of the
striking Japanese laborers and that the
situation is growing serious.
PRINCESS LOUISE IS SANE.'
Paris, May 24.Two doctors who were
appointed acourt to examine into the
mental condition of Princess Louise of
Saxe-Coburg have handed in their report,
the conclusions of which are clearly
favorable to the princess. This is the
second time that the princess has been
examined by physicians and declared
Penrose and the Machine in War
Council Plot Against Mayor
New York, May, 24.-^Rev. Dr. Charles
H. Parkhurst said today that in the
race for rottenness, Philadelphia will
win, with New York a close second.
Philadelphia, May 24. Insurance
Comirissioner Durham and other repub
ican leaders have taken up the gage
thrown down by Mayor Weaver and are
forming their lines for a fight to the
bitter end. Mr. Durham was in con
ference with his lieutenants until an
early hour this morning.
It is hinted that an extra session of
the legislature may be called to make
the Philadelphia "ripper" bills, passed
during the recent session, immediately
operative. These bills take from the
mayor the power to appoint the direc
tors of public safety and public works
and place it in the hands of city coun
cils. The law does not become operative
until the mayor's term expires in
It is not generally believed, however,
thai the governor or the members of
the legislature outside of Philadelphia
would approve this plan.
Battle in the Courts.
If the city councils pass the gasworks
lease over the mayor's veto, which is
probable, an appeal with immediately be
made to the courts to prevent the con
summation of the lease, and a legal war
will follow, which will probably not end
until the United States supreme^ court
has passed on the case. The services of
Elihu Root of New York, former Sudge
Gordon, and other legal talent, will be
at the major's disposal.
Arthur H. Morrow, assistant director
of public supplies, who was suspended
yesterday but declined #to accept the
suspension, was not at his office at the
usual hour today. Mr. Morrow is the
republican leader of the twenty-sixth
New Men In Office.
Mayor Weaver announces that Col
onel Sheldon Potter has taken the oath
of office as director of public safety to
succeed David J. Smyth, removed yes
terday with Peter E. Costello, director
of public works.
Judge Ralston granted a temporary
injunction restraining Mayor Weaver
from removing Directors Smythe and
Costello from office and set Monday,
May 29 as the date for argument on the
Former Judge Gordon of counsel for
Mayor Weaver, intimates that the in
junction proceedings are too late and
that the mayor cannot be enjoined from
doing a thing which he already has
"Gang" Again in Council.
Shortly before 10 o'clock the confer
ence of the "machine" leaders with
United States Senator Penrose, which
was in session all of yesterday and last
night, was resumed.
It is evident that the organization is
planning for a great contest. The next
city election^ will be held in November,
when a sheriff and a council are to be
elected. A candidate for the sheriff's
office is Harry C. Ransley, president of
the select council, and an advocate of
the lease, and it is likely the opponents
of the lease will center their fight to de
WEDNESDAY EVEJJTINGK MAY 24 1905.
Labor Unionists Argue Both Sides
of the Question Before
There Is Strong Sentiment
Favor of Calling Boycott
The Minneapolis flour mill boycott,
over which the local labor organizations
have split into rival factions, was ex
haustively discussed before President
Samuei Gompers of the American Fed
eration of Labor, in Alexander's hall
today. President Gompers is investi
gating for the third time and has been
empowered to make a final decision.
Speakers favoring the lifting of the
boycott presented their views and were due to railroad wrecks could be greatly
followed by those who favored its con
tinuance. This afternoon Mr. Gompers
conferred with the millers, and later
met with the officers of the mill em
ployee's union. Tomorrow the discus
sion will be continued with the mem
bers of the union.
All sessions have been executive, but
it is stated that there is a better show
of securing a settlement than there has
been before. The state federation fears
the affair may become unmanageable.
There is little doubt that it can be set
tled if the union, in return for lifting
the boycott, is allowed to go into the
mills and reorganize the employees.
Legislation Was Affected.
One reason why the state federation
desires to see the matter settled is the
effect the boycott has had on legisla
tion. Altho it is not generally known,
it is a fact that the last legislature
passed but one labor measure. All
others were killed by powerful influ
ence in committee," and it is positively
stated that the mill boycott was the
reason of the sudden death of all labor
Altho President Gompers has author
ity to settle the matter, it is not
thought that he will make any personal
decision at present, If at all. It is
rather thought that he will consider
the evidence and report to the execu
tive committee of the American Fed
eration, possibly submitting a recom
Today John Finley, former president
of the mill employee's union, who was
superseded in the strike because^ he fa
vored a compromise, presented Sis case
to Mr. Gompers. It is stated that the
national organization was given to un
derstand that Finley had returned to
work in the mills after the strike,
pouorjsonb &3M. eg: qou pip en. SBeien-M.
by Mr. Gompers, and in making his
answers had an opportunity to explain
certain phases of the trouble in detail.
Carlin Makes Charges.
The Building Ttsdes council took a
hand, PhM Carlin, bifttiness agent of the
organization, presenting charges against
the mill company most affected, and in
dividual members of the company. He
charged that the Company had always
non-union men in the consturction of
their homes and business buildings.
The union leaders who have favored
moving the boycott for the sake of har
mony and the general good of the local
organizations have put up a strong case.
Their principal speakers have been
B. E. Stevens, Jacob Carver of the
coopers' union, H. L. Dix and W. E.
McCune, president and secretary of the
state federation. John Durker and
A. E. Kellington have been the princi-
PROBE HILL PLAN
TO GDARD LIFE
Senators Consider His License
Suggestion as Means to Pre
By W. W. Jermane.
Washington, May 24.The senate
committee on interstate commerce will
inquire very carefully into the merits
of a suggestion made by James J. Hill
in his testimony several weeks ago to
the effect that loss of life and property
reduced thru a system of federal licenses
for railway engineers, firemen, mem
bers of train crews and dispatchers.
Mr. Hill gave it as his opinion that
such a system would reduce wreck losses
in the United States 80 per cent, and
perhaps more. It is known that Sen
ators Elkins, Dolliver, Keane and Clapp
regard this suggestion as of great im
portance, altho, of course, it comes in
cidental to the main purpose which the
senate committee had in conducting the
The committee has closed the hearing
on the regulation of rates, but will de
vote the remainder of the week to con
sidering the plan of a. report and other
propositions to facilitate proceedings
when congress meets. The present hear
ings began April 17, and thirty days
have been devoted to actual hearings,
besides which a large amount of docu
mentary evidence has been submitted.
GIYEN A BISHOP
beeen antiunion in sentiment and that brief. The diocese will include sixteen
individual members of the concern had -eounties in the northwestern part of
deliberately- and (purposely- ^mplyed7-the-state-.an the bishop's see will un-
al and have also put up a
Some people nay not belie-e -t. but it is a
fact, nevertheless, that there are no millionaire
15aid this worthy preceptor, I guess
While the dear boys are out at recess,
A surprise I'll prepare
On each little^ehair"
Fhe surprise was a striking success,
Schinner, Vicar General of Mil
waukee, Is Appointed by
Milwaukee, Wis., May 24.The Very
Rev. Augustine F. Schinner, vicar gen
eral of tne Milwaukee archdiocese for
several years, has been appointed bish
op of the Superior diocese, recently
created by the redivision of the Mil
The appointment has been made by
Pope Pius thru the congregation of
the propaganda at Rome, and it is be
lieved that the brief is already on its
way to Archbishop Falconio, the apos
tolic delegate at Washington.
Official announcement of the appoint
ment is* being withheld pending the
arrival of the orief.
Verification of the formation of the
diocese over which Father Schinner
will preside will accompany the papal
'doubtedly be at Superior.
The newly appointed bishop is 42 and
is a native of Milwaukee.
Andover, Mass., May 24.PhifTips-Ando-
ver academy was closed today on ao
count of illness among the students. Five
students have scarlet fever in a mild
form and several are ill with tonsilitls.
The academy will remain closed for a
week or two.
Washington, May 24.The comptroller
of the currency has been advised that the
First National bank of Lexington, Okla.,
Apologies to A. B. Frost in "Stuff and Nonsense."
PROBABLY LIGHT SHOWERS AND COOLER TONfckl!ljgHYgmA^BigtLY CLOUDY AND COOLER.
SHADOW OF MARTIA LAW i
NOW HANGS OVER CHICAGO*
ENTIRE POLICE 1:
ON STRIKE DDTY
BHIG. GEN. G. M. MOTJXTON,
Commander of the Chicago Brigade of
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Latter Takes the Stand Today
Against the "Policy King"
Special to The Journal.
Bed Oak, Iowa, May 24.Frank
Shercliffe took the stand this afternoon
against Tom Dennison, the "policy
king." Congressman Walter I. Smith
in his opening statement to the jury
said the state would prove by Shercliffe
that the former ex-convict and Denni
son entered into a scheme to rob Pol
lock of his diamonds that Dennison
bad seen the gems in Omaha and had
said they were worth $10,0.00 and ought
to be taken.
Shercliffe's testimony will be along
the line of his confession made to
County Attorney Falon at Logan, im
William Gr. Pollock, the victim of
the robbery, was on the stand late yes
terday afternoon and this morning. He
said that Dennison had seen him in an
Omaha jewelry store with his wallet of
diamonds, ana that on three different
occasions Dennison asked him where he
was going and by what route.
Pollock told a detailed story of the
robbery. eH was attacked, he said, by
Shercliffe as he entered the car. He
remembered that he had seen the fellow
before in Sonnenberg's store inOmaha,
He said that Shercliffe murderously as
saulted him and ran withthe diamonds,
which were worth $18,000.
A sensation was sprung at noon to
day when Sheriff Thomas received a
telegram from Sheriff Lund of Black
well, Oklahoma, instructing him to ar
rest Frank Shercliffe and hold him un
til extradition papers could be secured.
Shercliffe is charged with highway rob
bery at Blaekwell and Dennison says
there is levidence to convict.
A telegram from Governor Cummins'
office at Des Moines says that the requi
sition will not be granted until this
trial is over.
UNIONISTS FIGHT A
Three Drowned and Six Wounded
in Encounter on a Washing
ton Coast Dock.
Bellingham, Wash., May 24.Three
sailors are missing and six wounded
as the result of a pitched battle grow
ing out of a dispute between the Sail
ors' union and the Longshoremen's
union over jurisdiction in loading the
lumber schooner Shasta at the E. K.
Wood Lumber company's dock in this
city last night.
Some of the wounded are shot and
others are badly cut about the head,
tho none, it is "believed, is fatally in
The names of the missing are: C.
Eck, J. Hanson and A. Jackson. They
are sailors belonging to the Shasta and
were thrown overboard in the melee
and it is believed were drowned.
CLEANED BY STUDENTS
Stockholm, May 24.Students of the
high schools are cleaning the city's
streets in place of the regular street
cleaners, who have struck for improved
'conditions. Plenty of volunteers seem
ready to assist the municipal authori
ties, and it is said that in the event
of a continuance of the strike military
officers and civil officers intend to form
a street cleaning brigade and take
turns in attending to the sanitary
necessities of Stockholm.
TIFFANYS REFUSE TO
BUY STOLEN GEMS
New York Sun Special Service.
New York, May 24.Tiffany & Co.
have been approached with an offer
for the return of their three $90,000
stolen diamonds upon the payment of
$10,000l and the assurance of immunity
from arrest for the theft. The police
are in possession of the facts and are
devoting attention to the clue. It was
stated today by a man closely con
nected with the search for the jewels
that the Tiffany company is determined
to make no compromise with the thief
or thieves. If negotiations are entered
into, it will be only to run down the
criminals. They say the honor of the
house of Tiffany demands the punish
ment of the'thief more than the re
covery of the stones.
Rural fre edelivery ordered established Aug. 1:
MinnesotaDresbacb, Winona county, route 1,
length 26% miles, population 510 Jasper, Pipe
atone county, routes 1 and 2, legnth 27 and 28
miles, population 885. South DakotaSalem,
.UcCook county, additional service, route 2,
lractlt 88 atMfl*. popolatioa 880. Wik m
THE RIGHT WAY TO SEE
18 PACrES-FTVE O'CLOCK.
Chief O'Neil Declares He Is at the'
Limit of Power of Pro
THE CALL TO ARMS-
Strike Spreads Until Lumber In- 5
dustry Is Tied Up and Build
IN LUMBER YARDS
Chicago, May 24.The strike is
general in the lumber district to
day, the teamsters of all except two
firms having quit work because
their employers Insisted upon deliv-,
eries to boycotted houses. The
planing mills ran short of lumber
and some of them closed up. The
sash and door mills will be the next
to be affected. Owing to interfer
ence with building operations quite
a number of carpenters were dis
charged. It looks today as if build
ing operations will be seriously in
Chief of Police O'Neill, accord
ing to his own statement, is about
at the limit with police protec
tion. All the men available, in
cluding the extras, are now on
President Shea of the Teamsters'
union expects to go to jail, owing
to his refusal to answer the ques
tions before the master in chancery
having in hand the injunction pro
ceedings. The executive board of
the international union has ap
pointed a man to take Shea's place
in the event of his committal to
The managers of the railway ex
press companies still adhere to their
determination to take back no
striking teamsters and the lumber
firms announced that their dis
charged men will not be taken
Strike in Lumber District.
Extension- of the strike in the lum
ber district was much more rapid to
day than yesterday. It was a sweeping
wholesale affair, that sent workmen
home in hundreds and closed up lumber
yards by the dozen. So complete and
thoro was the virtual lockout that in,
a short time every lumber company in "f
Chicago except two were reported as
having practically suspended opera
tions owing to lack of teamsters. I
was expected that the two remaining^?
compames would be similarly involvea
Initiative in the use of non-union
teamsters in the lumber district was
taken today by the Hines Lumber com-
any, which sent out thirty-six wagons
manned. It was reported to the
sheriff's office that the wagons got
away without being molested, but that
trouble might result before the wagons
returned. To watch closely .and keep
the sheriff posted by telephone, deputy
sheriffs were sent to the lumber dis
trict and elsewhere on the route taken.
At the first extended outbreak the
sheriff prepared to take immediate ac
tion. That he would call troops was
No More Jobs for Strikers. 9
Secretary Hooper of the Associated
Wood Industries declared today that
every lumber teamsters who struck had
been formally discharged. The lumber
dealers, he said, were following the ex
ample of the express companies. Not
one of the lumber teamsters who struck,
he declared, will ever be re-employed
by the lumber dealers.
No Chance for Peace.
Levy Mayer, attorney of the ^Em-
ployers' association, stated emphatical
ly today that the demand of the union
teamsters and particularly of the ex
press driver^, have been permanently
and finally rejected. He declared that
further conferences were useless, and
dfended the action of the express com
panies as "entirely within their right."
Drivers for the railroad express csnt
panies, Mr. Mayer said, occupy tha
most responsible positions among the
teamsters. The express drivers are con
stantly in charge of valuable freight
and large sums of money. The express
managers have decided that they can
not afford to re-employ contract'
"It is absurd as it it false," said
Mr. Mayer, "for the teamsters' repre
sentatives, who are guilty of boycot
ting, to try to turn the tables by say
ing that the express companies are
Continued em 2d Psffe, 4tix Column.
Chicago, May 24.Industrial war,
with a possibility of martial law loom
ing up in the background, describes
tho situation into which the compara
tively incipient teamsters' strike of a i
few weeks ago has developed and which
threatened Chicago today.
Peace prospects have faded away,
along with the vanishing hopes of con
cessions that might be made by the ex
press companies, the express agents J|
holding the key to the situation, hav
ing refused to retreat one inch from t,7-
their previously announced position, all
negotiations were at an end and em
ployers and teamsters began preparing
for a vigorous campaign of indefinite
Mayor Dunne and Sheriff Barrett
were prepared to give the signal that
would bring the state troops into the
streets of the city at the first indica
tion of an outbreak following the new
ly developed situation. Governor De
neen was ready to respond to the call
at almost a second's notice.
Police All on Duty.
Chief of Police O 'Neill acknowledged
today that, with the spread of the'
strike to the lumber district, the abilitv
of the police to afford protection had
almost reached the limit, and that every
policeman available is now doing strike
''We have almost reached the end
of our line," the chief declared after
a conference with Mayor Dunne. "We
are still supplying men to protect wag
ons wherever in use, and I have sent
a number of men to the lumber dis
trict. I am doing the best I can un
der the circumstances, and I am sup
plying every man I possibly can but
a policeman cannot be in two places
at the same time, and I cannot dis
tribute my force any more than I have