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faf. No. 16,376. WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY, JULY 27, 1905-TWENTY PAGES. TWO CENTS. THE EVENING STAR WITH SUNDAY MORKW0 EDITION. Offict 11th 8tmt mi Ptan?y]rtB*a inui Tht Evening Star Newspaper Company. 0. H XAUrrHAKN PretUtai. Vtw York Ofioe: Triboo# Building. Chicago Cfflw Trilont Baildltg. Thf Kt^dIdi Star, with the Sunday morntof ^dt Hon, in d? Itvrr^d br carrier* witbm the cSty at fW c#?nta per month; wirtwuf the Sunday looruiof tw tlou at 44 ?ton per month. Pe mall po?tajr?? prepaid: Dully. i*un?tay ?t?-lodeil. one month. renit. Dally, Sunday ? u^-pted. ono month, 00 cent#. Matnrday Star. ??nn year, fl <J0. Snmlay Star. <>o? year, |1.90. fInanciehs figure Over Probable Heavy Indem nity by Russia. JAPAN'S PEACE TERMS NOTABLE CONFERENCES OF BANKERS AT BERLIN. Planning for Negotiation of Large Sum Czar Will Need to Fay In Ending War. BERLIN, July '27 ?In view of the prob ability of an earH peace between Russia and Japan, the terms of which will involve the iwvrncnt of a very heavy indemnity by KtnsU, the ttr.ani i?rs of Europe have been holding conferences to the end that the peace Indemnify may be paid without se riously di-turbinjf the finance* of the world. Tn? Mtndelssohns. the Berlin bankers, who have been for many years the repre sentatives on the con'inent of the Russian government,and who liavo negotiated many of the Russian loans, have furroed an al liance with the Rothschilds in respect of the matter, and lutve held communications with all the leading financial institutions, both on the continent and in England. They are about to send their representa tives to New York with a. view to enlisting the co-operation of the larger financiers of the 1 nited States. It is likely that a Rus sian loan for the purpose of paying the In demnity will be scattered, und a consider able portion of It wll! be taken In thel'nlted Stat.-s. J. Pl?-ri>ont Morgan, after having conferred with a number of financiers of England. Is sailing today for New York. WITTE FINALLY SAILED TODAY. Annoyed at Delay of Departing Steam er from Cherbourg. < 'HERBOFRG, July 27.-Th. North Ger m *? Lloyd J?t?araer Kaiser Wilh? 1m der Orosse. with M Witte and his party on board, sailed f"r Xew York from here to day at 1:1!0 p.m. M. Witt# tli? hirf Russian peace plent poi.-ntlary. wl ?? is a passenger on the Kaiser Wiihelm dor ?5rosse, appeared some what annoyed .t; tlu d?-lay. the Russian IK'.uf part\ being already late wh<n com pared witli the Japanese. The Russians were most interested in r-.ui ut; ? pi >-? (1--pa .-h?^ d# bribing" the arrival ?"! Nrw York <?f Karon !\o:uura and } part> and ? xp:*?*ssed ilr ];o; e that the .1 ?:?> \\.*uld really be as :' ? ? M .- 101' ?i i!i i !i?- dlspat? ites re ceived here. Owinji t<? la? l: ??f accommodation at the hotels some of th#- passengers ut the K:?i i im <i- r tlro-s- were compelled t.? spend tie night on board North Germai l.loyd S:rainship Ounpany's tups, in sleep ing ears at : :ie railroad station and eve i on the pier. THE EQUITABLE CASE. Tvo Meetings of the Directory in New York Today. XBW YORK. July ITT.?The directors of the Equitable Life A.-st.rnr. <? Society held two meetings today. ring a period of two hours. The f\r-t was an ftdiootiwd ses sion from jestcrday. and the business transacted inci abd tli? election of Georg-.' F Victor of th's cit and Ernes-1 B. Krutt- j r?hnitt of New Orb .ns to the hoard. The din tors 'Ist.!ied to the reading cf j the minutes- of tin meetings of the society j for some six months back, so is to fa mi.- ; larlz- themselves with conditions. ' The i'ffi . of chairman w as abolished, c.s | previously announced. ' j Th? committee nn pensions reported, and In almost every instance its recommenda tion- wi r< .dopted. A numliei of pensions will ??? dlseontln ed entiri-l\ and others re diue-1 to aO per rent of salaries received by ? ?fhciuls or employes a' the time of the sev erance of their connections. It developed today that in addition to tie pension of SJ.yono a year to the widow of Henry B. Hyde there was v< red at the same tlmi a pension of $1.h,o?) to Mrs. James \V Alexander, the wife of the fi r mer president, to take ?-ffect upon the death of Mr Ah xauder. ThCM two items have been regarded as legal liabilities or annui ties in lieu of ?? rtain contracts waived oy the founder of the soca ty and by Mr Al exander. The matter w !1 he submitted to the Cqultabk spe. ,ai 1 Oil?1. Austen (I. Fox anil WalU'e S Ma- l-'arlane. James H. Hyde was not pre^nt at today's meeting. | INVESTIGATION DEMANDED Cver Charges Freferred Against Con firmation of Coadjutor Bishop. P< >1:TI..\NI> Ore., J :!y "J7 ? A telegram lia* b> ? n .'i" eived by 11 < Rev. (leo. 15. Van Water, president of the standing commit tee of the Protestant Episcopal diocese of Oregon, from 'he Rev. A. E. J. l.loyd of 1'iiiontown, Pa . who w.is tecently elected i . . djutor bishop of Oregon, stating that he had demanded an investigation by tie pre siding bishop of .-barges preferred In a pro t? "Si against l>r Eloyd's confirmation as coadjutor bishop. The protest to w alch Dr. l.loyd takes ex ieptbjn was one made by several of the local clergy and laymen referring to his qualifications in a business nay to hold the office. The Rev. IJoyd withdrew his &c ceftance of the coadjutorship pending an ti.vestlgation. The bishop to whom the demand for the Investigation has been made is Dan el S. Tattle nf St. I..nils, the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church. TO FORCE KINO TO ABDICATE. Rumored British Movement on the Friendly Islands. SAN FRANCISCO, July 27?The schooner William Olsen arrived here from the Friendly Islands, bringing the s ews that, a ?m< vcment is on foot among the English residents to force King George, the rUler of the islands, to abdicate. The islands being under the protection of Great Britain, King George has gone to New Zealand to plead before King Ed w trd's representatives that the govern n ? ut of the Islands tie undisturbed and that h b> secured on his throne. Ship Had a Perilous Trip. NEW YORK. July 27. The schooner Ib.tdlord C. Fiench. from IIlll?l>oro. New liiun.- wi.-K, put into New York harbor to ?lav with six feet of water in the hold. Since Sunday. July S\. the Bi.idford !ias had a perilous trip. On that d > a south east blow caused a bad strain and leak, from which the water rose too rapidly for the pumps to control The schooner is lacier with plaster fo?- Chester, Pa. VESSEL ABLE TO SAIL Captain Drake Reports Con cerning the Bennington. NOW ON AN EVEN KEEL LIST OF DEAD INCREASED TO SIXTY-TWO. Remarkable Case of Fay Clex-k Mctins, One of the Latest Victims?Await ing Admiral Goodrich. SAN DIEGO, Cal.. July ?JT.-T'i" list of the BenninKton dead now numbers sixty-two. there having been two more deaths ? S. Tayate. a Japanese attendant, and H. A. Met his. j?ay clerk. The ease of Metius is peculiar. He was able to walk uptown after the accident and was thoupht not t?> have been badly Injured. After his wounds had been dressed he was out on the streets. Suddenly he collapsed and had to be taken to the hospital on a stretcher. It is sup pose .1 that the sno< k and a weak heart were the ranges of his death. The Renninfrton is now ?-?-ad> to go north, but should Admiral Cioodrieh. who due her? in a few hours, deride to ho d ;?n in c|\iii > here the presumption is th?t the Ben nington will riot be taken north until the Investi^atii.n i* completed. Capt. Drake's Telegram. Cn:>t. ]>rakr hus reported to the Navy De partment from San Diego that tin Benning ton is pra -;-ci!ly dry and uti an even keel, and t!: <: si," i- safely te towed to Mare Island. l!i a'!:o commends the officers and crew of '.In Bennington to,- i he work which they have done :n floating rh< ship and pre paring he; for ^e-.i. i apt. l'rahe's tele gram follow*-: "t'hiji praethall;. d:> and ev n keel. Fiom thorough i ? * milt ition con stria to; t.sfied no ? . Ks through hull. :,!.-o iatis:|e;! , i.al ship is able to be tow <! to .Van Ish.nd as soon as boilers an i ! oi !((?<!. whn-:. work is i"i""cfltng. V.'l i!< t s-is work i> goi:i* on examination of huh outside is h? . li-aih hy divers. Ad dition I cost small i 'omii.anocr Ransom als< st.sics t ii.:. as far ,'S engine* and their connections are <omni.td ship ready for tea passage and safe. 1 have had on board for sanitary (lushing throughout a two-inch centrifugal one hundred gallons per minute ami for drainage pumping an eight-inch centrifugal l.tHO gallons per min ute. hotii driven respectively by suitable west coast gasoline 38 degrees proof stand ard oil distillate i Stern Brothers manu facture. Fires cannot Ije safely started on any boilers with the above exceptions. Am selecting ;< few of (tew and officers for the passage to M.'re Island. I report the ship ready to be towed when the commander-in chief may select. Ilardly any of the equip ment has been moved, and it can go on either the Iris or Fortune, both of which are provisioned and coaled, ready for de parture. Too much credit cannot be given to the officers and crew of this vessel In this work of floating and preparing for sea." The Steam Log of the Bennington. The steam log of the Bennington cover ing the period ending June 30, which came to the department yesterday, was carefully scanned by department officials, hut no statement was forthcoming as to what light it might shed. Secretary Bonaparte, who has been advised in a general way of its substance. Is having a memorandum of the facts shown by the log prepared for him. so that he may more carefully con sider them. The following has been received at the Navy Department from Lieutenant Com mand' r De Faramond. naval attache of the French embassy, now at Manchester, Mass.: "The minister of marine of France, Mr. Thomson, directs r,je to convey to you his sincere sympathy, as well as that of the personnel of the Fn-nch navy, on the occa sion of the sad accident to the Bennington which has cost so many noble lives to your navy." Secretary Bonaparte's reply follows: "The department, on behalf of the navy Of the I'nited States, deeply appreciates the sympathy expressed by the minister of ma rine of France upon the occasion of the disaster to the Bennington, and requests that you transmit to him its gratitude for his message." Capt. Drake, at San Diego, has reported to th. Navy Department the death of S. Takata. ward room cook of the Benning ton. His father Is C. Takata, at Tokyo. LOST IN THE WOODS. Wcman Found Dead Along Railway and Child Bruised. WilJCl'jSBARRE, Pa_, July 27? Mrs. Ca'nerlne Frank, aged sixty years, and her thrcc-v< nr-old granddaughter attended a picnic on the mountain near here yester day and were lost In the woods. A search ing party spent the night In the forest look ing for them. Today the mangled body of Mrs. Frank was found on the Delaware and Hudson railroad. Her grandchild, still alive, was discovered in a field nearby with several abrasions on the hand. It is supposed that the woman hail reached the railroad and was walking toward her home carrying the child when she was struck by a freight train. DE1MAR RACE TRACK. St. Louis Police Chief Says Raids Will Continue. ST. LOt'IS. July 27.?Statement was mail* by Chief of Police Kiely today that Delmar race track raids would continue as usual and that a number of warrants had been issued for men charged with violation of the anti-pool selling law. which would be served today by the police if the men cou'd be found Captain McNamee, who lias commanded the raiding squadf of police and who was hurriedly summoned to Jefferson City by Governor Folk, is expected back In time to supervise the entrance of the police at Del mar track today. FIRST VISIT IN MANY YEARS. British Channel Fleet to Sail for Baltic Sea August 20. LONDON. July 27.?The British channel fleet will sail for the Baltic sea August 20 and will remain there through Septe-nber. As It has been years since a British fleet appeared in that sea the announcement It tontiL '.-ed in the public mind with Km peror William's recent tour and the visit of a German squadron to Scandinavian waters. ? The cruise of the British fleet Is regarded as designed to counteract the prepoider an.-e of tier.-nan Influence In Scandinavian politics. The admiralty, however. dls.?oitrag-'S the Idea of politics having any bearing on the cruise a ad says that the Baltic is an open sea and that the fleet ii? simply going there to execute maneuvers, ceremonious visits not being contemplated. WHE FIGHTS SCOURGE Status of Yellow Fever Epi demic in New Orleans. THE NUMBER OF CASES PRINCIPAL INFECTION STILL IN FRENCH MARKET VICINITY. Of Twelve New Victims Nine Are Re ported to Be Italians?Health Officials Working. NEW ORLEANS, July 27.?No report of additional new cases or deaths from yellow fever was made public by tiie ciiy board of health In the early hours of the day. There was unofficial reports of a number of new cases today, however. Official report was made today of twelve new cases and six deaths occurring in the preceding twenty four hours. Of the twelve new cases nine are Italians. Six of the cases are at 520 and .">J4 St. Phillip street, showing the principal Infec tion to be still in the vicinity of the French market. Only two of the cases are in the upper part of the city. Of the deaths, one occurred in the hospital, two up town and the other three in the French market dis trict. The health authorities, after a study of the foci, expressed the opinion today that there wa^ still hopes of eradicating the dis ease before fall, and that in any event, with the precautions l>elng taken, a serious epi demic was entirely out of :he question. as a result of the decision of the state noard of health to make the six-day deten tion immediately effective, four fruit ships bound to N.'W Orleans have been ordered to Mobile, which is understood to l>e willing to receive them. One case of yellow fever has appeared at a cannery five miles from Fort St. Phillip, blxty miles below the city. It Is that of an Italian woman who escaped from the French market district. Lieut. Col. Mans, Vnlted Stjtes army, has returned from the post. There is no pres ent intention to move the garrison. I>r. It. T. Ames is to be stationed at Jackson bar racks There is no fever a', the post. Alarm Among Italians. Italian societies are (olnln; with priests of their nationality In ?(Torts to aid the au thorities. The only serious .alarm here has been among the Italians. Many of them living in the French market section were ignorant and superstitious, and when the fever began to rage they became fright ened, and those not down with it fled to friends in other sections of the city and to thf surrounding country. That Is why the foel have been distributed. Several cases of concealed fever have been reported by the societies. Formerly in yellow fever epidemics here houses containing cases have been flagged. It lias not yet been decided to flag eases this year. Arbitrary restrictions against attendance at funerals have also been modified in the belief that only the mosquito can transmit the disease. Reports Open to Inspection. The publication of deaths and cases has not been made, but the reports are open to inspection and the health officials are map ping all foci and properly screening them. To enable passengers from the east to proceed westward without annoyance or dif ficulty via New Orleans the Southern Pa cific is now operating its trains from the Es planade Ferry landing, where direct connec tion is made with the Louisville and Nash ville trains without transfer through the city as heretofore. l*atients are being received at the einer i gency yellow fever hospital. Accommoda tions for seventy-five cases have been pro vided. These accommodations will be steadily Increased. Personal Mention. Messrs. Francis J. Kilkenny. Louis Var num Woulfe and Joseph Sheridan Knight | have just returned to the city after a ten days' tour. During their trip they visited Baltlmoie, Newport News, Old Point Com fort, Norfolk, Boston. Lynn, Nantasket Beach. Maralehead, Fall River. Newport, New York city. Coney Island. Brighton Beach, Philadelphia, Doylestown and the Brazilian duck farm at Dyerstown, Pa. Capt. Joseph P. McCrink will leave this evening for the capes of Virginia. Tfte cap tain will spend part of bis vacation with Mr. Charles H. Consalvo at his Ocean View \" THE FILTER GETS TO \Y THE CHINESE BOYCOTT MOVE AGAINST INTERNATIONAL BANKING CORPORATION. SHANGHAI, July 27.?The native bank ers here are calling a meeting 10 discuss .1 proposal to boycott the International Hank ing Corporation. The International Hanking Corporation was organized in June, 1901, und<r the laws of Connecticut, receiving Its charter by a special act of the legislature. lL was then the only American banking institution formed- for the purpose of doing business entirely in foreign countries, with authority to establish branches. The corporation was made the agi-nt of the United States gov ernment for the receipt of the payments to this government on account of the Chinese Boxer indemnity. The stockholders of the corporation were carefully selected from among the leading manufacturers, exporters and importers of the United States. The corporation was capitalized at with a surplus ot $3,iKX>,000. Among the cities represented in the concern were New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Dayton, Cleveland, Columbus. Detroit, Milwaukee, Chicago and St. Louis. The southern and Pacific coast cities were equally well rep ! resented. The president of the International Bank- I ing Corporation, when it was made the ' agent of the United States government in 1!K,2, was llarcellus Hartley. John J. Mc Cook was the corporation's attorney and James S. Fearon was its agent at Shanghai. The present officers of the corporation are Thomas H. Hubbard, chairman of the board of directors jind president; James S. Fearon, vice president, and J. H. Bee, gen eral manager. i The main offices of the corporation are I at No. 1 Wall street. New York. | The directors include Sir 11. Montagu Al lan; George Crocker, James S. Fearon, Ed win Gould, Isaac Guggenheim, E. H. Har riman, Thomas IJ. Hubbard, H. E. Hunt ington and Sir William Van Home. Surprise in New York. NEW YORK, July 27.?Local officials of the International Hanking Corporation ex pressed .surprise at the news from Shang hai. In response to a cable sent to Shang hai yesterday by the London branch of the corporation a cable was received here to day to the effect that the system of boy cott has not interfered with business. J. S. Fearon, vice president of the Interna tional Bunking Corporation, is the senior member of the importing house of Fearon, Daniel & Co. of this city, whose main branch Is at Shanghai. Fearon, Daniel & Co. today received a Shanghai cable touch ing upon boycott troubles there and stat ing that the result is not expected to be serious. Gen. Thomas H. Hubbard, president and chairman of the International Banking Corporation, said: "Of course, it is well known that the boycott is not in conse quence of any objection to our corporation, I but Is due to the resentment of the Chi nese toward the United States "government caused by the operations of the Chinese exclusion act." San Francisco Merchants Anxious. SAN FRANCISCO, July 27.?Local mer chants interested in trade with China have been rather anxious over the rumor that the Chinese boycott against American goods had gone into effect and that all the big milling and flour companies liad received stop orders from their agents in the orient, and that existing contracts had been can celed. China buys about $220,000,l)c0 worth of foreign goods annually. Of this amount | about $20,000,<<00 comes from the United I States, of which about $4,<*K>,<*H> comes from Still Francisco. Of the latter amount near ly one-third is flour, about 500,000 barrels being exported. Advertising in The Sunday | Star Brings Results. It pays to advertise in The Sunday Star, as it brings re sults. Last Sunday's issue contained 730 separate ad vertisements. I he Sunday Star's circula tion is over 29,000 copies, which is much larger than that of any other Sunday newspaper published in j Washington, and more than J double the circulation of one i of its contemporaries. i ?? ? ORKIXG. REPORT IS APPROVED Both Houses of Riksdag In dorsed Committee's Action IN NORWEGIAN CRISIS ADOPTED WITHOUT DEBATE IN THE FIRST CHAMBER. Kaiser Promptly Denied the Story From Stockholm About Hohenzolleru for Norway Throne. STOCKHOLM. Sweden, July 27.?Both houses of the Swedish parliament today approved the report of the special commit tee appointed by parliament to deal with the crisis between Norway and Sweden. In the first chamber Hie report was adopted without debate. Some Objection to Loan. In the second chamber the recommenda tion in the report regarding negotiations for a dissolution was adopted unanimously, but there was some objection to the pro posed loan of 525,000,000 to meet new con ditions. About a score of members voted against the loan, the social democratic leader, Herr Branting, pointing out the danger of militarism and declaring that the proposed loan was contrary to the peaceful spirit of the recommendation to negotiate. It was a dangerous precedent, he said, for Sweden never heretofore had borrowed money for military purposes and he feared Norway would regard it as being in the nature of a threat of war. This view was contested by other speak ers, who pointed out that the riksdag by its unanimous approval of the condition of dissolution had voiced its willingness to dissolve the union and its deslie for peace both in the present and In the future. Kaiser Denied Story From Stockholm. BERLIN, July 27.?The German foreign office denies utterly the report published by the correspondent of a London pape- at Stockholm to the cffect that Emperor Wil liam in his recent Interview with the Rus sian emperor sought to obtain the consent of the latter for a prince of the house of Hohenzollern to ascend the throne of Nor way. MORE STRIKE VIOLENCES. Mob in Chicago Attacked a Caravan of Wagons. CHICAGO. July 27.?Violence growing out of the teamsters' strike broke out afresh last night. A mob of nearly a thousa.id persons assaulted a caravan of wagons be longing to a wholesale grocery company while they were returning to .he barns of the company. After beating one of the drivers into in sensibility, the wagon was driven away by the rioters and the horses turned loose. Two sets of new harness were stolen.' GEN. CARTER TO RETURN. Assigned to the Command of the De partment of the Lakes. Orders were Issued at the War Depart ment today relieving Brigadier General William K. Carter from command -of the Department of the Vlsayas, in the Philip pine Islands, and assigning him to the com mand of the Department of the l_akes, with headquarters at Chicago. Brigadier General James A. Buchanan, now in the Philippine Island will succeed General Career in command of Depart ment of the Vlsayas. Brigadier General Tasker II. Bliss, who has j\ist arrived In the Philippines, will be placed in command of the Department of Luzon, relieving Brigadier General Wintteld S. EOgei'y, who will report to Major Gen eral f'orbin. co-n"na;id!ng the Philippines division, for assignment. State Banking Commissioner Named. HARRlSBima, Pa., July 27.?Gov. Pen nypacker today appointed State Banking Commissioner RoVirt McAfee secretary of the vcnnmonwcalth. to succeed the late Frank M. FulJor. John A. Be .-key of Som erset was named by the governor as Mr. McAfee's successor. MIGHT BOYCOTT CHINA This Nation Can Also Play the Game. IMPORTS OF $30,000,000 MOST OF THESE GOODS COULD BE OBTAINED FROM JAPAN. Detailed Statement of Articles Bought From Merchants of the Celes tial Empire. Why cannot two play at the gamp of trade boycotting? is ;i question which may bp propounded in conn^'tion with China's present attitude toward tlve commerce of the United States. \\ hi!** it true that China buys more good* of t lie t'nlted States than this er?unt?> bujs of China, It is also a fact that China 1 as .4 stake at issue worth considering If American merchants should determine In boycott Chinese importations pending the existence of t!,e boycott against Ameri can goods by Chinese merchants, is would make quite a hole in China's foreign trade. The latest figures collected by the bureau of statistics of the Department of Com merce and Labor show that in the fiscal year ending June 3<>, 11MJ&, the United States bought from China, Including the port of Hongkong, for which separate figures are made, merchandise to the value of $30,000,000 In round numbers. We sold in the same period to China and the dis tributing port of Hongkong about $63,000, 000 worth of goods. It Is interesting to note, however, that the bulk of the goods we purchased from China were not of a class which renders this country dependent upon China. We bought the same things in larger quantities from Japan, and it would probably not be difficult to transfer the preponderance ol the trade to Japan if it should be deter mined to retaliate with a boycott. The principal imports from China in the past fiscal year were as follows: Hides and skins $2.524.2fif Silk, row 8.H40.IHU Silk, manufactured 260.464 Tea 5.862.881 All other merchandise I0.578.05i In the same period we bought from Japan about $.'U.oO<MK?:> worth of raw and manu factured silk, and about $7.<nhMKJU worth ol tea. Tea can also be obtained from Ceylon. Java. Borneo and other ' places, so that China has no corner on the supply. The detailed figures of our imports from China for the year 190& are not yet ob tainable, but an itha can be gained of the character of the trade by the detailed statement for U#M, which is as follows: Antimony. ore $38,701' Articles, the growth. At ., of the l iilted States, returned 40.41;; Hone*, horns and hoofs; unmanufactured. -r?2? now* and liorn. manufactures <<f 2.003 Books, music, maps, engravings, &??. Free 1,85( Dutiable 4.o7? Breads tuffs?Free 14, Dutiable 10,29.1 Bristle*, sorted, hunched or prepared.... 474.90-1 Opium, prepared for smoking. Ac l.otVJ.9K7 All other chemicals and drugs?Free.... lll..'U."i Dutiable 06,300 Coffee 33.321 <'ofton. manufactures of 24.19(1 ?* -?hen, stone and china ware 30 r~Q Eggs 4.I'M 1.. ..??Common palm leaf... 82,?0s All other fans 4.052 Feathers and downs, natural. Ac 39,4t?5 Fibers, vegetable, and textile grasses, manufactures of 49.582 Fish-Free 18,061 Dutiable. 20.846 Fruits and nuts?Free 1,254 Dutiable 24,338 Furs, and manufactures of 288.645 Ginger, preserved or pickled 0.420 Gunpowder. &c.?Firecrackers .'114.922 Hats, bonnets and hoods, Ac.; materials for 735,002 Hides and skins, other than fur skins Free " 2,071,673 Dutiable .'142,801 Ride cuttings, raw. and other glue stock 2S.r? Household aud personal effects, Ac 18,805 lieather, and manufactures of 20,.Wt Mattings and mats. &c 1.2011,210 Metals, metal compositions, and in aim factures of 15,1!?6 Oils?Vegetable?Free 286.5:>7 Dutiable 66.008 Paper, and manufactures of 15,068 Provisions comprising meat and dairy products .'15,847 Rice aud rice flour 628,953 Silk, and manufactures of?Raw, or as reeled from the cocoon 0.813.040 Waste *7.722 Manufactures of 24.'i.272 Spices, unground J39.918 Spirits, distilled 51,035 Sugar?Not above No. 16 I>. S 7.1H1 Above No. 16 D. S 116,760 Tea 7.23s,611 Vegetables 60,(586 Wood, and manufactures of?Unmanufac tured 40,545 Manufactures of 164,452 Wool?Unmanufactured 2,319,405 Manufactures of 5.562 A*1 other free and dutiable article* 222,875 Total free of duty $20,670,247 Total dutiable 8,665,834 Total imports of merchandise $20,345,081 CHINA MAY NOT CONSENT. Difficulty Apprehended in Negotiating an Exclusion Treaty. Some doubt is expressed In official circles ?whether It will be possible to obtain China's consent to another treaty with the United States providing for even tho exclusion of Chinese laborers from this country. The State Department Is aware of ill-feeling throughout China on tho whole subject, and now that the Immigration treaty with China has been allowed to lapse without the nego 1 tlatlon of a new agreement, reports have reached hero that China is Inclined here after to refuse to sign any similar conven tion. China's position appears to be that the exclusion of Chinese citizens from a friendly country is in itself a disgrace, and while she cannot Ignore the laws o;* a for eign power providing for such exclusion, she can refuse to sanction it or become part of it by concluding a treaty Involving such restrictions. A year ago, it is said, it would have been easy to conduct negotiations with China for the exclusion of Chinese laborers only. Now. however, It is understood, the Chinese officials are disposed to regard the signing of such a treaty beneath the dig nity of their government. The reason for the assumption at Peking of this new atti tude is not quite clear to the officials here, though in some circles it is attributed to the influence of foreign powers. BISHOP JOYCE DYING. Eminent Divine Very Low at Minnea polis. Minn. MINNEAPOLIS, July 27.?Bishop I. W. Joyce of the Motliodist Episcopal Chur?h is v ry low this morning. Conditions indi cate that he may live through the day, but great weakness is shown. Only a splendid vitality has kept him alive the past twenty-four hours; tempera ture is 101 and respiration <J-. Japanese Renewal Eill3. NEW l'OKIv, July 27.?Consul General Uchliki has received the following cable gram from Tokyo: "The Japanese govern ment wHl Issue ireaeury bills of $12,500,000 tomorrow and deliver them to the Bank of Japan to renew bills failing due for the mm amount issued in April last." Weather. Fair with continued mod erate temperature tonight and toniorrov. : light variable winds. The Japanese Continue to Land Troops. NO HEAVY RESISTANCE DEBARKATION NEAR ALKOVA. NORTH OF ALEXANDROVSK. Japan's Flag Hoisted at Latter Plate Without Any Losses to Forces ?Towns Burned. TOKYO. July 27.?It is announced at army headquarters that the Japanese army, on Sakhalin Island, on the morning of July 24 without meeting heavy resistance from the Russians commenced landing on tins Siberian coast In the neighborhood of Al kova. eight miles north of Alexandrovsk. and that Alexandrovsk was seized Tucb day. I?ocal military critics. In discussing the situation in north Korea. predict that the Russians will vigorously defend Kyor.g Cheung, to the south of the Tumcn river. This town Is regarded as must important from a strategical standpoint, as it con trols Posslet bay. Kyotig-Cheung is also regarded as the outer line of the defenses of Vladivostok. Rear Admiral KaUnka, In reporting tic sncc<ssful landing of Japanese forns In the vicinity of Alexandrovsk. <> i S ikhalln Island, shj'k that the piers nl Ai? ? uidt'ovsk. Nlyomi and Mukake were found isndewiroy cd," hut the enemy had set Are > Muntika and Alkova ivas still burning. The town of A exandrovsk was not burned. The admiral's report, which w is received at 7SMI p.m. on July Jt. ?ivs tint the Japa nese flag was hoisted over the government buildings at Alexandrovsk without any loss on the part of tin Japanese force* The follow-in* olSoial announcement was made this afternoon ? The detachment d-Miiled to protei i (lie landing on the Sil>?<rian coast of t'hlnesr troops from the Island of Sakhalin dis lodj." d the enemy from the vicinity ol Al kova July 21 The enemy's strength ?on sisted of one battalion of infant r\, newly dispatched there, besides si vera! hundred volunteers, with eight Held pieces, from Alexandrovsk, placed In the hills in the direction of Luikodf. Hefore this one deia< hhtent of Infantry, which had I.e. n dispatched under the pro tection of torpedo boats toward the pier at Alexandrovsk. dispersed a body of the enemy, v.hich was attempting to burn the pier, which the Japanese captured intact. A detachment landed at Mugatl, assisted by the torpedo boats, dislodged the enemy and captured 40,(**1 tons of coal and light railway materials. Another detachment oc cupied a third line at Alkova the. same | afternoon, continuing the advance. Alen I androvsk was taken and entered the same I evening after some resistance. The enemy continued ills resistance In I redoubts west of the town and on an eml ! nence northeast of Alexandrovsk a stub '? born resistance Was offered. The lighting | had not ceased at sundown. At dawn July 25 the enemy, holding the position east of ! Alexandrovsk. was attacked and our troops 1 pressed him toward Novoe-Michaelkoye. j We completely occupied Novoc-Michaelkpye | July 25. That place and Alexandrovsk escaped conflagration. Two hundred prisoners were taken, and our detachment also captured gun car riages, ammunition and provisions 1 Japanese Advance. j KI ANCHANGTSIT. ManchtrTi. July 27.? According to reports from Korea, the Japa ' nesc continue advancing along a forty-mile ' front. Their vanguard Is now about eighty I miles from the mouth of the Tumen river, j The Koreans estimate the strength of the 1 Japar.'-se at about 40,000 men. Their main force is concentrated at Kenchen. Larry Received by Linevitch. HARBIN, Manchuria. Saturday. July 22. | ?Lieut. Gen. I.lnevltch today received Brig. (Sen. Thomas H. liarry. U. S. A., and the other American attaches. The rank and file of the army welcome the United States mediation as evidence of good v. ill and sympathy with Russia. Some of tlx higher ranks, however, tire not so appreciative of I he American action. A RECIPROCITY CONFERENCE. Notable Gathering of Stockmen for Chicago August 16-17. DENVER, Col.. July 27.?J. S. C.wInn, secretary of the National Live Stock Asso ciation, says the most encouraging returns are pouring in from the Invitations sent out to the stock organizations of the coun try to attend the reciprocity conference to be held at Chicago on August 10 and 17. He also has received word from Alvy H ganders, chairman of the reciprocity com mittee. that fully "5,000 responses have been received at Chicago from the various prom inent trade- organisations and Individual who Intend to be present. "Surely " said Mr. Gwinn. "agricultural America will awaken to the fact that a serious menace to our prosperity impends in the shape of t ie new European policy, and appeal Is made to all who have the Interests of our producing class at heart to co-operate in making the Chicago con ference the starter of an agitation which will be heard in the District of Columbia. Notice has been served upon us by the German government that In March next the leading products of American farms wl.I be .subjected to such excessive duties In German markets as to practically prohibit our competitive trade In that country. In 191 we sold Germany our products to the extent of J21<i.ooo.000 In value and got from her $1<I8,UOO,UUO of her products That trude was secured under the commercial agree ment of July 23, 1WM. authorized by the Dlngley bill, which opened the German market for American goods. Such a niar ket Is surely worth keeping, and I would like to see It expanded." MOVE TO RAISE A FUND For Endowment of Chair of Forestry in Yale University. CHICAGO. Ju'.y 27.?First steps toward the raising of $130,000 to be used In the en dowment of a chair of npplled forestry at Yale 1'niverslty have been taken at a meel liiB of the executive committee of the Na tion..! Lumber M .nufacturers" Association. The committee has in charge the raising of the necessary funds for the endowment ?f the chair and the appointment of a spe eiil committee ?f three practical lumber men to co-operate with the Vale forest school faculty, with a view ta directing the corrse of study along practical lines, and aluo of the work of securing a-commit tee or too lumbermen who wi?l have charge of the work in the various lumbering di? The support of the Cnlted St >tes govern ment lso will be solicited, and Glfford Pln ehot. chief of the forestry bureau, will he made an honorary member nt tb? executive committee.