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A Ride In An Anto
Journal Tours Are Growing in
Popularity. Oars Leave Jour
nal Office at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 2
p.m., 4 p.m., 8 p.m.
Federal Supervision of Insurance
Argued by Bar Association
While the Minority Report Claims
that It Is Not Consti-
Narragansett Pier, E. I., Aug. 25.
The annual meeting of the American
bar today consideied the majority and
minority repoits presented by the in
surance law committee.
Federal Supervision Urged.
The majonty report, signed by Ealph
W. Bieckenridge, Burton Smith, Alfred
Ilomenway and R. W. Mercer, recom
mended legislation by congress provid
ing tor the federal supervision of in
binance the repeal of all valued-policy
laws a uniform fire policy, the terms
ot which shall be specifically defined
the repeal of all retaliatory tax laws
stricter incorporation laws in the sev
eial states so far as they affect the
creation of insurance companies and a
federal statute prohibiting the use of
the mails to all persons, associations or
corporations transacting the business
of insurance in disregard of state and
federal regulations. The report says in
"The officials of the leading compa
nies, life, fire and accident, recognize
the steady giowth of the sentiment in
favor of national supervision, and they
generally favor it 11 thereby the state
departments to which they must now
jpiake returns will be superseded. The
Jeading state insurance commissioners
are al&o in favor of federal supervision.
According to tables compiled in the
bureau of corporations, twenty-eight
states in 1902 received from insurance
companies, exclusive of taxes, over
$5,000,000 more than was expended in
the supervision of these companies. The
iniquity of such a condition is obvious,
for it lays an unnecessary burden on
all who seek to provide for their fami
lies and to avert disaster from fire
thru insurance. It is estimated that
the expense of federal supervision
would not be over 10 per cent of what
state supervision now costs.
A fedeial regulation requiring an
accounting of the uses made of the
immense sums accumulated thru the
prudence, sacrifice and thrift of mil
lions of policy holders will prevent im
provident and improper investments
and extravagant management."
Why the Minority Oppose.
The minority report, presented by W.
R. Vance, declaies that no reason has
been shown wiry the business of insur
ance should be regarded as interstate
commerce. Therefoie, the report says,
it is clear that the regulation and con
trol of the business is beyond the pow
ers of the fedeial government.
It is the opinion of the minority that
federal supervision, if it were consti
tutionally possible, would probably
lemedy many of the existing evils, but
that such supervision is not possible
without a constitutional amendment.
The report characterizes existing
methods of state regulation as "most
defective," as they are inefficient in
preventing "wildcat" companies from
engaging in the business, and are need
lessly expensive to the policy holders,
who, in the last analysis, bear the ex
pense incident to the business.
New Yoik Sun Speoial Servioe.
Chicago, Aug. 25.'' The American
woman, declared Toyakichi lyenaga,
in a lecture at the University of Chi
cago yesterday afternoon, "is a past
master the art of flirtation."
Dr. lyenaga resents the American ac
cusation of the immorality of the gei
sha girls.
"As far as they are concerned,'' he
said, "they have no thought of indeli
cacy in their dancing. It is their bus
iness to entertain."
"The Japanese women," he contin
ued, "wish to be self-sacrificing. Un
til the coming of Buddhism it was the
women' who made Japan's first litera
ture. Until then there was no such
great difference between the sexes as
now exists."
Hew York Sun Special Service.
Wilkesbarre, Pa., Aug. 25.Mrs. Ed
ward Moran of Noith Scranton last
night, as she was hangiag clothes in
the garden, broke thru the sod and fell
forty feet into a hole caused by a
cave-in of an old mine. As she weighs
800 pounds the work of rescue was diffi
cult. The hole was small and there was
room for one man only.
No bones were broken, but Mrs. Mor
gan is suffering severely from shock.
New York Sun Special Service.
Allentown, Pa., Aug. 25.Mr. and
Mrs. Allen C. Deppe of Hickory Bun,
with the appearance of twins today, be
came the parents of twenty-three chil
dren. Thev are only 40 years old.
They make the proud claim, age consid
ered, of having the banner family in
the United States.
They were married when they were
22 years old. Seventeen times has the
stoik come to visit them, and on six of
these visits left twins.
The father of this family is a section
Rural carriers appointed: IowaScarville.
route one. Christ M. 1 arson carrier. Theodore
Folken substitute. MinnesotaTennr. route one.
Rtn Goie carrier. Cart Kurtb substitute. Louis
Colin has been appointed postmaster at Ramona.
Kewaygo county, Tice Jesse 3. Uatsoxu Eeataaed.
New Treaty Much Broader in
Scope Than Old One Signed
at London.
Special to The Journal.
London, Aug. 25.A new Anglo-Japan
ese treaty of alliance, much broader in
scope than the old one, was signed
three days before the adjournment of
Official announcement of the new al
liance is being deferred until after the
conclusion of the Portsmouth confer
Violent New Torpedo Invented.
The admiralty has had submitted to
it a new type of torpedo which prom
ises to create almost a revolution in
naval warfare. It has a much longer
range than any torpedo now in use.
Letters Received Threatening
Jews with Eviction or
Boxes of Explosives Sent Schiff
May Be a Part of This
New York Sun Speoial Service.
New York, Aug. 25.Philip Cowen
publisher of the Union Hebrew, has re
ceived a letter threatening the Hebrew
race with eviction from the "United
States, peaceably if possible, by force
if necessary. Similar letters have been
received by prominent men of that race.
Considered in connection with the
sending of boxes of explosives to Jacob
H. Schiff and Guggenheim brothers, the
police are led to regard the letters in a
serious light.
"There is in existence, as you will
better realize within the next year,"
Mr. Cowen's letter ran, a powerful
organization which will rid American
soil of Hebrews. No Hebrew is to be
killed without warning. Each will first
have a chance to rid the country of his
Within sixty days you will
ear of sudden death of at least one
influential Hebrew in this city and
another in Chicago. They hare* toeen,
Miss Cornelia Claflin, Lecturer,
Demands a Basis of "Agree-
New York Sun Special Servioe.
Chicago, Aug. 25."This stressful
and unabated inveighing against a 'di-
vorce evil' arises from misled minds,"
Miss Cornelia Claflin, lecturer and pres
ident of the National Promotion of
Health club, declared at an informal
meetm'g in the Marquette building last
'The creation of divorce laws i/s the
expression of well founded and far-see
ing judgment, but a few judicious
changes should be made-in the statutes
regulating divorce."
Miss Claflin thought that decree of
divorce ought to be placed on a basis
of mutual agreement between married
Wealthy Woman Shot by Mistake
Was the Murderer After
Mrs. Wilson?
New York Sun Speoial Service.
Chicago, Aug. 25.Detectives of As
sistant Chief Schuettler 's murder squad,
seeking a solution for the murder or
Mss. Elizabeth F. Mize, have tow
reached the conclusion that Mrs. Mize
was killed' by mistake, iand that the
bullet which ended her life was intend
ed for her companion, Mrs. F. A. Wil
William Bracey, the colored waiter,
Mrs. Wilson positively declared, was not
the man who shot down her companion.
Mrs. Wilson has been' a heavy patron
of bookmakers, and has become in
volved in a financial dispute with one
of them. She lost a considerable sum
on racers, and threatened the arrest
and prosecution of a certain bookmaker.
policethe poinmomene
to th fact
Wilson ran1
she face the
man who accosted her and Mrs. Mize.
They saj* that the man mistaking Mrs.
Mize for Mrs. Wilson, shot her, believ
ing her to be Mrs. Wilson. Detectives
have been unable to secure any infor
mation on these points from Mrs. Wil
son herself.
New York Sun Special Service.
Knightstown, Ind., Aug. 25.Jesse
May, a youth, was arraigned before
Justice Koons charged with having ci
garet paper in his possession. The
only defense made was that the anti
cigaret law was unconstitutional. He
was fined and will have to remain in
jail for thirty days. Judge Koons said:
I have no right to iudge of the law
or to make any changes in it. You are
fined thirty days in jaiL/'/,,^
Fifteen Lives Are LostProperty
Loss in the Hundreds of
Trinidad, Colv Aug. 25.A cloud
burst in the vicinity of Rhode'canyon,
thru which ordinarily a small stream oi
water runs, converted the canyon into a
raging torrent which swept thru the
towns of Berwind and Tobasco, wreck
ing everything in its path and drown
ing at least fifteen persons.
The property loss is estimated at hun
dreds of thousands of dollars, suffered
mostly by the Colorado Fuel & Iron
company and the Colorado Southern
Railway company. The former company
had mines and coke ovens scattered all
along between the two mining towns,
and altho they were situated mostly out
of reach the tramways connecting the
different properties of the company were
The railroad company had a line run
ning up the mountain and the road was
nearly completely washed out.
From all directions are coming re
ports of disastrous effects of the storm.
LaterAccording to information re
ceived from Hastings, fifteen persons
were drowned. Seven houses occupied
by Austrian and Italian laborers and
their families were swept away. Ta
basco and Berwin coal-mining camps
have together about 2,000 population.
Parties leaving Trinidad for the scene
were unable to go there on account of
Good Evidence of the Strike 140
Miles Down the Yukon from
Special to The Journal.
Portland, Ore., Aug. 25.J. J. Cotter,
a Portland miner, has returned to this
city with evidence of the big strike in
the Forty-mile district of Alaska. Mr.
Cotter has at the Lewis and Clark
exposition a number of nuggets which
have attracted much interest.
The total value of the mineral in
the showcase is $10,000, and outside the
case, but withfn the cage, the largest of
all the gold specimens is displayed. This
is a nugget worth $3,276, found near
Nome. The visitor is permitted to put
his hand thru an opening in the side of
the cage and test the weight of the
Besides the nuggets, the display from
the Cotter strike contains a double
handful of coarse gold, exhibited' on a
saucer. The gold is labeled "dust,"
but none of the particles is smaller than
a pea.
The gold came from a mine on Jack
Wade creek, in the Forty-mile district.
Jack Wade creek is located about one
hundred and forty miles down the
Yukon river from Dawson.
Onnea, Island of Crete, Aug. 25.Fighting has
taken place in the Retlmo district between Rus
sian troops and revolutionaries. The Russians
were repulsed near Atsipopules, losing twenty
soldiers and twenty gendames. The revolution
aries afterwards, running short of ammunition,
retired to Ratimo, where they joined another
band. Their loss was six killed.
Defective Page
Report of Joint Riksdag Commit
tee Brings All Parties
Great Debate on War Loan
Marked by Adolph Hedin's
Farewell Speech.
Great Swedish Liberal Who Sings His
Swan Sonic in the Bikadajr,
Managing Editor of The Journal.
Copyright, 1905, by The Minneapolis Journal.
Stockholm, Sweden, July 31.The
real dissolution of the union is now in
sight. The action ,of the riksdag on
July 25 is quite as important in a his
toric sense as the storthing's act of
June 7, for it has pointed out that
such a union as that between Sweden
and Norway cannot be dissolved ex
cept by mutual agreement between the
parties involved. And thus, while the
union has been, as a matter of fact,
practically dissolvedsince the author
ity of the king has not been recog
nized in Norway since June 7it can
not be denied that the riksdag has the
better of the argument, when it main
tains that the union should be dis
solved by the-s'g- only of Norway
but of Swedenlrefe$ of the king.
Norway's ptcwffipt action in ordering
the referendum for Aug. 13 on the sub
ject of dissolution has had an excellent
effect on sentiment here and every
where it is hailed as pointing the way
to a peaceful solution of all difficul
ties. One cannot but admire the won
derful self-control and poise of the
Swedish nation all thru the exciting
summer season. There has not been
lacking, of course, a war party clamor
ing for the administration of condign
chastisement to the Norwegians. There
have not been wanting politicians who
hoped to turn the war excitement to
account as a political asset. But the
sober good sense and conservatism of
the nation has all along asserted itself
steadily and strongly against coercive
measures. The natural resentment
aroused by Norway's summary action
President RooseveltYou should fight it out on this line if it takes all summer.
Goodwin, Isanti County Official,
May Survive Sensational At
tempt at Suicide.
Special to The Journal,
Cambridge, Minn., Aug. 25.G. G.
Goodwin, county attorney of Isanti
county and president of the State bank
of ^this place, shot himself about 4:30
yesterday afternoon in the presence of
his mother.
Tho he had a bullet in his left lung,
Goodwin walked up town and went to
the office of Dr. Hixson. He was very
weak and had to be assisted. To friends
who attempted to secure a statement
rfrom "him of his motive for attempting
to kill himself, he said:
"My mother drove me to it."
Goodwin was immediately taken to
Dr. Hixson's hospital and a trained
nurse from Minneapolis was telegraphed
for. The crisis in his case has not been
reached, but the doctor is hopeful of
Baving him. No effort has yet been
made to extract the bullet. The patient
has a light fever, but his symptoms in
the main are favorable.
Goodwin and his mother, Mrs. Celia
Goodwin, had had occasional disagree
ments over property which she had
placed in his hands. She fairly idol
ized him and strongly opposed his mar
riage last June, not because she held
a special grievance agianst his fiancee
or her family, but because she was jeal
ous of his affections and wanted him
to remain single.
Shot Fired in His Office.
Mr. Goodwin and his mother were
seen on the street together yesterday.
Both entered the State bank, and it is
presumed that Mr. Goodwin secured his
revolver there. They spent but a few
moments on the street, going direct to
Mr. Goodwin's offices in the court
A few minutes after the office door
was closed, a shot was heard and a
minute later Mrs. Goodwin rushed into
the corridor crying frantically that her
son had killed himself.
Medical attendance was at hand in
a few minutes, and every possible ef
fort was made to save the man's life.
The bullet entered his chest and missed
his heart by only a fraction of an inch.
Financial Affairs Sound,
When the news of the sensational
attempted suicide first reached the
street, it was feared that Mr. Good
win's financial affairs were in bad
shape, and were it no^ for the faet
that persons in a position to know
the strained relations in the family cir
culated the story that domestic trou
bles precipitated the affair, a run on
the bank would have been inevitable.
It is known beyond a doubt that Mr.
Goodwin's finances are in -the best of
condition. His death would not harm
the bank at all. In addition to his
interests in the banking institution he
has other holdings and a large personal
The two families concerned in the
sad affair are among the most promi
nent in the county. Goodwin's wife
was Miss Geneva Goldberg, daughter
of the richest merchant in the County.
She was the belle of the town.
Mrs. Goodwin, senior, is wealthy. She
moves in the best of local society nui
is a most respected woman.
None of the principals will an
swer the question why the marriage
was opposed and why, after it was con
tracted, t|ie opposition to it was so
bitterly continued. Goodwin is about
'32. His mother is not an aged woman.
OH. J34 U1UIU61 -10
Continued on 13th Page, 3d Column, -j His wife is young,
Municipal Ownership Talk Starts
a Big Fuss at the Toledo
Mayor of Atlanta Says that City
Reformers Are All
Toledo, Ohio, Aug. 25.Municipal
ownership of public utilities was the
question which caused a hot time at
the session of the League of American
Municipalities. A conflict of views
among the members was intensified by
a hot reply to Mayor Dunne of Chi
cago, whose speech in defense of mu
nicipal ownership was supposed to be
the feature of the session. Mr.
Dunne's address covered all the points
in favor of public ownership.
When asked how soon he expected
to secure public ownership in Chicago,
he replied that he did not know that
the question had# been presented by,
him to the council nearly two months
ago, but that no action had been taken,
and that he is powerless to do anything
without the co-operation of the council.
Mayor Woodward of Atlanta, lead
ing tho fight against municipal owner
ship, holds that private ownership of
utilities, properly controlled, is of
greater public benefit.
A Small Hot Mayor.
Mayor Woodward, walking slowly to
the footlights, opened his remarks by
"Mayor Dunne, do not take any of
my remarks as personal. I am going
to express my opinion on municipal
He then accused Mayor Dunne of
preaching municipal ownership in or
der that he "might ride into office on
a rainbow." He said:
"Y ou tell the people of Chicago
what you will do with municipal own
ership when you get in office, but when
the time comes to act and fulfil your
doctrine, you are at a loss to accom
plish what the people anticipate.
"Y ou are four-flushing and trying to
ride into office again on a rainbow."
Chairman Crolius, noting the heat of
the Atlanta man's remarks, rapped for
order, and Judge Dunne's face went
white with anger, but he made no an
I want you to confine yourself
strictly to the subject and not to per
sonalities," said Mr. Crolius. "If you
don't you will have to stop alto
'f Throw him out!" yelled a Chicago
I am a southern gentleman and I
represent the wealthiest real-estate
owners of Atlanta. I came here to be
heard and I will be heard," said Wood
ward, shaking his fist at the chairman
and the Chicago mayor.
"There is graft and boodle in, this
municipal ownership, and, you know it.
Mayor Dunne. You know it, too," and
he again shook his fist at the Chica-
Calls I a Graft.
"Municipal ownership is a new spe
cies of grafting," he continued, as
Chairman Crolius pounded for order
and the delegates jumped on chairs and
gave vent to their feelings. AH was
confusion, and when some one threw
open the doors a general rush was made
for the street and the hall was soon
"This is a shameful occurrence, but
let us consider it a joke," said Mayor
Dunne to the reporters as he left the
By W. W. Jermane.
Washington, Aug. 25.The last legis
lature of Wisconsin made an appropria
tion for the study of the water powers
of that state and provided for its ex
penditure under direction of the geo
logical and natural history survey in
co-operation with the United States geo
logical survey, if that should be desir
able. Such co-operation has now been
The United States is to furnish from
its appropriation for gaging streams an
amount equal to the appropriation by
Wisconsin. Professor Leonard Smith
of the University of Wisconsin will
take charge of the field party and the
immediate supervision of the co-oper
ative work in the state. F. W. Hanna.
district hydrographer for the United
States geological survey in the mid
dle west, will represent the federal bu
reau. It is proposed to begin on Black
river at Black River Falls, and make a
survey of its upper waters, procuring
data from which an accurate profile of
the river may be constructed. After
the completion of this river, similar sur
veys will be made on the upper Chip
Sewa and then probably on the St.
roix. It is expected that Professor
Smith will have surveying parties in
the field within a few days.
Special to The Journal.
Omaha, Neb., Aug. 25.A plague of
crickets has swept down on Omaha and
made life a'burden. The insects ap
peared suddenly by the millions. Fall
ing on the streetcar tracks and beting
crushed by the wheels, they so greased
the rails that traffic was' crippled.
That the little pests are hungry is
proved by the fact that they destroy all
clothing and. carpets with" which "they
come in contact. Bushels of them have
been swept from the stores.
London, Aug. 25.The Evening News reports
that Miss Coulter, daughter of an American
millionaire, was thrown from a motorcar near
Northampton and was rendered unconscious.
A postofflce has been established at Grain
wood, Scott county, Minn., and Burnham K.
Watson has bees commissioned postmaster. An
office has also been established at Walford,
Pierce county, N. D., with Grace G. Smith is
postmaster, and the office at Casey, Penning
ton county, S. D., has been discontinued. MaU
for that point wW go to Creston.
Hake a Compari
Of Today's Journal
Competitors. There's Such
t- a Difference!
St. Petersburg Says it Represents
the Position of the Foreign
Peace Situation Now Awaits Re
salts of President's Inter
vention. ,i
-Tokio, Aug. 25.The Associated
Press correspondent has reason to
believe that nothing that has oc
curred, at Portsmouth will change
the attitude of the Japanese gov
ernment. While the foreign office
maintains its usual reticence and
the officials decline to talk for
publication, the demand for an ade
quate indemnity remains unalter
-& S
St. Petersburg, Aug. 25.Count Lams- I
dorff's "statement," alleged to have ",*e
been made officially yesterday, was
never made at all.
Respecting the statement published in
the United States to the effect that
Count Lamsdorff had been interviewed ,J.
and declared that Russia would not pay
a war indemnity under any guise to
Japan, the foreign office today declared
officially and categorically that Count
Lamsdorff has received no correspond
ent and given no interview.
Nevertheless, the foreign office, thru -m
its recognized press representative,
maintains its attitude and reiterates its
official utterances that Russia will not
pay such indemnity.
Meyer Sends Another Dispatch.
After seeing Foreign Minister Lams
doxff yesterday afternoon, Mr. Meyer,
the American ambassador, sent another
long dispatch to Washington last night, ^i.
It is impossible to learn the nature
of this dispatch, the embassy declining
to make any statement regarding it.
Count Lamsdorff saw the emperor 4
again yesterday.
Special Council Meets. ~k
A special council of foreign office
officials, with Count Lamsdorff presid-^
ing, was held at 4 o'clock this after
noon. Certain matters bearing on the
peace negotiations weTe under discus
sion. 3
Only One Issue, that of Indemnity Is
Actually Left.
Portsmouth, N. H., Aug. 25.The^
peace situation now awaits the result i
of the pourparlers known to be in prog
ress between President Roosevelt and
Eihperor Nicholas and believed to be"
also going on between the United States
government and Tokio.
Mr. Witte privately makes no con
cealment of the faet that for the pres
ent his task is ended. He has gone as
far as he can without his emperor's
There is no additional light to show
exactly what the president is doing.
Should no result be achieved, pretext
will be found tomorrow for the adjourn
ment of the conference until Monday or
The comedy of a meeting will be en
acted and the postponement arranged
to give the men in whose hands Res
the fate of the negotiations time to 1
make up their minds.
Clearing the Air. *-v
Whether the conference results in
treaty or not, it will have been pro
ductive of great good, leaving only the
question of money between tho belliger
ents, a question which could be solved
at any time.
The issue has narrowed down simply
to a question of money. The cost of
continuing war to both countries would
soon more than cover the amount in
dispute. A prominent personage con
nected with One of the missions said
this morning:
The Real Issue Is Small.
"The real issue is too small to pre*
vent an accord. I believe there will
be a treaty. Both countries want peace
and with only a question of money be
tween them it is impossible to believe
they will not realize the profit to both
in a compromise which will end the war.
Should the plenipotentiaries actually
separate at Portsmouth, I shall not
abandon hope."
The Russians continue to express5
their surprise at the support given the
Japanese cause in America. They con
tend that Japan's influence in the Pa
cific constitutes a great danger to
America's commercial and trade devel
opment westward.
"America," said a prominent Rus
sian personage, "is making the same
mistake that Russia did in regard to
Prussia. We helped, to lift Prussia
from the position of a vassal state to
that of a great power, to transform her
into the German empire. Now she
obliges us to keep about one miinoa
troops to guard our frontier.'*
Court Circles Would Not Dare Bring
Back Angry Soldiers.
Berlin, Aug. 25.The dominant feel
ing in the Russian court, as reported
officially here, is that Russia is in a
better position to go on with the war
since she has heard Japan's terms than
she was before.
The dissemination of these terms in
Russia is bringing people to the con
viction that the war must be fought
out, as the conditions are insupportable,
and because-the return to Russia of half
a million soldiers, discontented with
their treatment in the far east and with
the results of their endurance, would
add to the internal ferment, while the
government would not be able truth
fully to aiswer the accusation that it
had made a dishonorable peace.
Emperor's Uncle Thinks
Should Cease.
the Waa
Paris, Aug. 25.A sentiment of deepj'
Continued on 2d Page, 1st Column.

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