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No. 17,031. WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 1907?TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES. TWO CENTS.
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MANY SAILORS AND
OTHERS ON STRIKE
Frcnch Naval Reserve Causes
Much Trouble in Paris.
TMF QUIPQ MAY MOT CAM
lib. wmi g i vi mi ivv/i on iu
Reports Are That the Agitation May
Spread to Other Cities.
EXTENSION LIKELY TO SURPRISE
Meantime American Labor Troubles
Continue ? Laborers Go Out in
Maine?Workmen at Odds.
PARIS. June 1.?A perioral strike of sailera
aril others belonging to the French
r ival reserve I* gan at almost all the ports
i f France vestt rdav ami threatens the com- I
1'Vti- paralyzatlon of French commerce.
Til*- navigation companies nre making energetic
representations to the government,
< :aim;ng tl.at the movement Is not directed
against them, and saying that unless it la
fettled immediately It will cause untold injury
to French commerce.
The naval reserves comprise nearly the
entire maritime population engaged In seaf.iring
life and number 117.0U0 men, of
\\l, in are serving in the navy. In
addition to practically all the sailors of the
mercantile marine, most of the longshore
j?.< .. -uitf, iu mc u(r? ?ii Jt'aci \c.
Quarrel Over Pensions.
The strike was declared by the executive
committee of the National Stamen's Union
because the government's new bill Increasing
pensions from $40.MJ to $7--3o In the
case of seamen and from Jiritt to $200 in the
case of captains is regarded by the members
of the union as being inadequate.
The tie-up is almost complete at the Mediterranean,
Atlantic and channel ports.
The French Transatlantic Steamship Company
announced this evening that neither
J.a Provence nor La Gascogne would be
able to sail for New York tomorrow, every
man of both crews having abandoned his
ship. A similar condition prevails in connection
with the company's ships at Uordcaux
The officials of the French line have requested
the government to lend them crews
from the state naval depots, but no reply
has yet been received.
Even the Fishermen Strike.
Legally, all the companies are In a position
to coerce the men. as, being members
of the naval reserve, the crews are subject
to heavy penalties for insubordination.
but it is regarded as more likely that
th^ will try to effect a compromise.
The strike is nlsu coninlpt(> a! Havrp
There has been no response to the strike
call at Brest thus far. The seamen and
longshoremen reported for work today as
usual.
The strike of the sailors and longshoreman
at Toulon Is complete. Torpedo boats
and torpedo-boat destroyers are held in
readiness for mail service in the Mediterranean.
The seamen of Bordeaux met today and
voted to Join the strike.
The seamen of Dunkirk will follow the
example of men at other ports.
The sailors of Nantes have decided to
join the strike.
The longshoremen ( f Rouen have abandoned
their work.
Fishermen of Marseille Refuse to Fish.
MARSEILLE, Juno 1.?The sailors and
others here responded to the strike call
almost to a man. The crews of eight vessels
of M<ssageries Maritimes Company
shouldered their seakits and disembarked
amid the cheers of the lonsshoremen, and
the crews of tiie steamers of the Transatlantic
Company followed their example
nfter landing the fresh fruit forming part
of the cargoes.
The crews of the tues at this port will
strike today so as to complete the movement.
Even the tish rmen have drawn up
their nets.
The vessels scheduled to snil yesterday,
including the licma, bound for New York,
got away on time.
All Over France.
PAWS. J'ine 1?The strike of the offlcers.
stamen, engineers and longshoremen
at the ports of France w.ts extended today
to I>unkirk, Calais*, Boulogne, Gtavelines,
li r?:? .iux and other ports which were not
affect* d yesterday. and is now complete
v? r;, w . ! ? in France, Algeria and Tunis.
Th i- far the strike only affects French
shipping. i fid f<:eign vessels at French
j i ts ' t ( ill arc Uing unloaded. I'nless
an :nmoi ate settlement of the dispute
t k. - plate many industries will be comI
-1 te si.tit d ?wn. and workmen in other
ien of trade will be thrown into en
: l i i:? : . ss The commercial interests
?lt-ri i.:.. ing the so-called ' tyranny of
t la ???r o: c tnizations." The position of j
1 gfvciran p.* is extremely difficult, as!
v. i,< m< a ..t its disposal it is impos-j
s . t" ir: . the pensions of the mar- j
: : i \i. i! demanded hv the 1 itt. r
Hag Reached Holland.
K? >TTKRI ?AM. June 1.?The strike fever
- : f ?i Holland The local brant h of
1' . : S< .mun's Association has j?ro.
neral strike of sailors. All
- ! i ? asportation r? forbidden to
i val r? serve, and tl;??so who are
m 11:< r**st rv? are invited to resign from
thr government service. The strikers demand
a?i in?-rease of pay and the introduc:
a ..f lti- r rUrarts. The Holland-Rotterdam.
S h? l.Io>d arid Ratavia lines are
\> . j?ted from the general strik<- order.
Some of the local steamers are temporarily
a*>l?* to rariy on their servlcrs. as the cr?ws
\vt : engaged for a certain number of voys
and must give a fortnight s notice be
? ; * . 1 ? v .-or I.
Need More Pay.
IliKTI.AXD, Mi June 1.?One hundred
a:.d forty laborers employed by the'governHK.-it
on tie construction of fortifications
ut i' u? Cow and liiaraoml Islands, in
U.t i'ortland artillery district, struck today
: r in M as. d waK's They demand a
t!a> ;tti.I fi.< transportation to and from
l:.. r st.in..-, arid claim this amount Is
- vve 1 o:!,?r districts. Tin y have been
1 c*;\ i $1 TO a day. less U> ct-nts a day
f r transportation on the government
strainer.
600 Ordered on Strike.
?M!"AGO, J uni 1.?Six hundred workii>
i win- <iril<T? d on ?tr;kt- yesterday on
u new '.ciusv which In being built for
Montgomery Ward & Co. Tlie cause Is a
dispute l'. t?. -ti tin- carpenters and electi
tana ov. r tin- installation of Iron eond
.its for and pipe.
Ocean and Coast Steamers Deserted.
1IAVHK. France, June 1.?The maritime
strike here is complete, the crr?s leaving
m. i -
W<". mr u? run auU \ l'S?ri3.
La Provence and Ld Uafi ugiie of the
Hren-h line will not bo able to sail for
N't w York today, it is said, as their crews
left the ships yesterday.
Several thousand emigrants are here
awaiting transportation on La Gascogne for
America.
No violence has been reported. The
strike committee is advising the men to
n main calm.
Tho sailors who came ashore reported
to tile maritime authorities according to
the regulations.
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i in; awnrtius auu vvuno v?l wnv
atlantic steamers have joined the strikers.
HAMBURG, June 1.?The Central Association
of German Shipowners has announced
that the shippers' organizations of
Kngland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark
are trying to prevent the employment in
those countries of German seamen who
have gone on strike at German ports since
.May 1.
La Provence Passengers on St. Louis.
Special Cablegram to The Star.
SOUTHAMPTON, June 1.?Owing to the
general strike of seamen in French ports
the American liner St. Louis, which sailed
from Southampton today, took a large !
number of passengets who had booked on 1
the l.a Provence of the French line.
Cabinet's Action.
PARIS, June 1.?The cabinet met today
nnd considered the strike situation. The
measures taken by the minister of marine
to insure the dispatch of the mails of the
colonies were approved ami other measures
were decided upon in case the strike is
prolonged, but the nature of these meas|
ures was not announced.
The cabin passengers who were to sail
today from Havre for New York on tiie
French line steamer La Provence were
sent to Cherbourg, where they embarked on
the St. Louis of the American line.
The French Transatlantic Company has
arranged to forward the steerage passengers
of La Provence on vessels of the
?? line oiai line sailing iiuiu uuiiiiiuiii'.iuuNO
COLOR LINE DRAWN.
Christian Endeavor Statement Over
Seattle Hotel Affair.
Special Dispatch to The Star.
"ROKTO'V "YTncc .Tnnp 1 ?Thp TTnifprl
Society of Christian Endeavor has issued
a statement denying that the color line
will be drawn at the international Christian
Endeavor convention at Seattle. The statement
says:
"It ought to ie sufficient to say that
this has never been done in all the twentysix
years of the society's history. Christian
Endeavor is interdenominational, interna
uonai ana inierraciai. 11 iiumueis m us
membership red and yellow and brown and
black and white Endeavorers and nil have
eqiV I privileges on the program and in the
contention auditoriums.
"Cnrlstian Endeavorers do not own nor
control the hotels of tiie city and if they
refuse, as some have, to receive colored
guests, the responsibility is their.
"Suitable arrangements have always been
made for the entertainment of colored delegates,
and such will undoubtedly be the
case in Seattle. To refuse to hold the convention
there because certain hotels decline
to entertain colored guests, as some suggest,
would be neither wise nor expedient." >
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BERTHED FOR SEVEN MONTHS.
Then the British Schooner Was
Floated and Found Intact.
CHATHAM. Mass., June 1.?After bavins
been berthed seven months on Cape Cod (
sajids, and beaten by the storms of a
severe winter, the British schooner G. M.
Cochrane was floated today by two tuers ,
and a crew of wreckers. The schooner was
apparently in good condition, and will be
towed to her home port, Parrsboro, N. S.,
for repairs.
The Cochrane was driven ashore on the ,
cape, two miles north of the Orleans life
saving station, on the night of November 4.
Capt. Benjamin Gower and his crew of live
men were rescued by use of the breeches '
buoy.
The schooner was bound from Parrsboro
for Xen- Haven with lumber. She registers
about 'J*?) tons.
Her cargo was removed and the vessel
was stripped. succeeding siurms urove r.er
higher and higher up the beach until at
length she lay almost beyond the reach of
the waves. Her condition, however, induced
wreckers to make persistent attempts
to float her. Mariners here consider it remarkable
that a wooden vessel should be
floated successfully and comparatively undamaged
after having been ashore for more
than half a year on a dangerous beach.
SAN FRANCISCO CAB SERVICE.
United Railroads Officials Coping With
Strike Difficulties.
SAX FRANCISCO, June 1.?The eors of
the united railroads will start this morning
at ?> o'clock, ar.d the service will l>e
rnnfinn^d im til S*3A r? m This if i-s
said, will be gradually extended, and by
tue end of next week full service, with the
exception of the owl runs, will have been
resumed. The owl cars will not be placed
in operation for some time.
The Fillmore street extension was started
yesterday, so that every line of the company
that has been reconstructed since the
lire was running, 211! cars being operated
and, including students, about GW men employed
on them Travel, as heretofore, increased
yesterday, and the receipts were
larger than <>n any other day since the strike
began. The company is carrying more than
1 "i<>,(:(?> passengers a day, and it is believed
by the officials that this number will grow
rapidly when the hours of service are extended.
SENSATION AT ODESSA.
Officials Arrested Implicated in Gigantic
Scheme to Defraud.
ODESSA, June 1.?A sensation has been
caused here by the arrest of a number of
officials and well-known lawyers who for
several yeari have been engaged in a conspiracy
to defraud the state of the revenue
from estates whose heirs are missing or
unknown. The plan of the conspirators,
who operated chiefly in Odessa and Warsaw.
wa: to obtain possession of such estates
by the use of fraudulent documents
or by bringing forward false heirs.
An order placed with an engraver of
Vienna for a duplicate of an official seal led
to the discovery of the frauds. The persons
implicated are said to have derived
t'.ltfl IUI<k ri-?m cmln^l/ia
j auuui fj'nr.w/ iiuiii tiit* o??inuica.
PROPOSED NOVEL CLUB CAFE.
Working Women of Indianapolis to
Establish $10,000 Restaurant.
Special IHspatcb to The Star.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.. June 1.?The estabiishment
and management of a $10,000
temperance cafe in Indianapolis is the aim
and ambition of the Young Women's Business
Club, the latest of this city's com-,
mercial organizations. The club was organized
last night at a meeting of nearly
'_ ?*> young working women.
The rilih is to be ii stork mmnanv and
the proposed cafe will be controlled entifely
by women. Tlie capital stock is to be
$10,000. and articles of incorporation are
to be tiled within the next few days.
The meeting was attended by stenographers.
bookkeepers and school teachers.
Not a man was present.
No drinks will be served, and "home
cookery" will be a fealuie.
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Will Be Indorsed by Pennsylvania
Republicans.
CONVENTION NEXT WEEK
Practically All the Party Papers in
State in Line.
PRESIDENT KEEPS HANDS OFF
Lull in Politics as Regards Candidates
Until Next Fall Expected.
No Change in Ohio.
The principal event in national polities
next week will be the bringing out of Senator
Philander C. Knox of Pennsylvania,
as a republican candidate for the presidency.
It is expected that the state convention
which meets at Harrlsburg next
Thursday will unanimously present the senator
to the country as a candidate. Within
the last week or ten days practically every
republican newspaper in the state lias come
to the support of the Knox movement. The
Pittsburg Dispatch, one of the most influential
independent newspapers in the
western half of the state. Is the last of the
great newspapers of the state to join in
the movement.
It is said by Pennsylvanlans here that
there will be no half-hearted indorsement
of the senator. The call for him to lead
the party next year is not to be coupled
with any declaration which might lead the
republicans of other states to suspect that
the indorsement lacks sincerity. The Roosevelt
policies, it is announced, will be approved.
but the convention will not follow
the advice of some persons who suggested
that a platform should couple with the indorsement
of the Roosevelt policies a demand
that the next convention nominate a
candidate pledged to carry forward the
policies. The position of the prospective
platform makers Is that it would be superlluous
to pledge that Senator Knox would
carry forward the Roosevelt policies: it Is
asserted that there Is no disposition in any
Quarter to back away from the task of
completing the reform program which Prest-',1.
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luvai nuv/ot?cu uaa uiaiijjcu u u i.
The President's Atfllude.
The disinclination of th<> President to
frown upon the movement for Senator
Knox, it is related by Pennsylvanians, has
given the friends of the senator much encouragement.
A few weeks ago the White
House was putting out stories to the effect
that Pennsylvania was mixed up in the
$3,000,000 conspiracy, but recently when
prominent republicans from the state
sought to get from the President some expression
as to his attitude towariT the Knox
movement they found him disposed to keep
hands off. Pennsylvanians seem to believe
that their candidate with sixty-eight votes
behind him will have to be reckoned with
in the national convention next year.
Following the formal indorsement of Mr.
Knox by his state convention next week
his friends will organize to do some missionary
work in other states. They will, it
is understood, keep out of other favoriteson
states, including New York, with the
understanding that the party in that state
will, at the proper time, present Gov.
Hnt'hf'5 sis its
Lull in Politics Expected.
The prospect is that after the formal
bringing out of Senator Knox there will be
a lull in presidential politics which may last
until fall. The President has only one more
week in the national capital before he goes
to the Jamestown exposition and then to
Oyster Bay for the summer. It is announced
that politics is to be barred at his
summer home.
No developments of importance are looked
for in Ohio until next fall or winter. Sen
ator Foraker makes no secret of the fact |
that he Intends to "stand pat." There is
only one compromise that Is possible, according
to his friends, and that is for the
T;tft people to come forward and pledge
their support to him for re-election to the
Senate. This the raft people seem disinclined
to do. I
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BAIL FOE BURNHAM
HE WILL BE RELEASED THIS
AFTERNOON, PERHAPS.
NEW YORK, June 1.?William Rand of
counsel for George Burnham, the former vice
president and general counsel of the Mutual
Reserve Fund Life Association, whose con
vlction of two years was reversed by the appellate
division of the supreme court, secured
a court order this morning directing
his client's release from Sing Sing on bail
pending a new trial, and a representative
of the sheriffs office left for the up-river
prison to bring the insurance man back.
Burnham will be released as soon as he
appears at the district attorney's office this
afternoon and deposits bail. A bondsman
will be on hand, so that it will not be necessary
for him to go to the Tombs.
A "Mnmpntnus Dnp?tinn
It was learned today that the district attorney
regards the decision of the appellate
division In the Burnham case as a most
momentous one, having important bearing
upon all the other insurance cases with
which he is dealing. One feature of the decision
which has impressed the district attorney
more than any other is the ruling
that books of a corporation cannot be used
as evidence. As most of the evidence
against all the other insurance officers
agumsi wriom me utsirici unoi ney 15 moving
was obtained from this source, he does not
see how a conviction, provided one Is obtained,
will stand any more than the one
against Burn ham did. In almost every
case the books of the companies were furnished
to the grand Jury which took up the
insurance cases.
The district attorney will take the Ourn
ham case to the court of appeals, but inasmuch
as the decision of the appellate division
was a unanimous one, he has small
hope of getting a .-eversal.
ROW IN' CHINA
AMOY, China, June 1.?Although the rebels
were recently defeated with the loss of
COO men, the government troops did not
succeed in dispersing them, and they are
rapidly recruiting their forces and threatening
to attack Chang Chow, twenty-four
milfc frnm hprp nnil nnp of tho larcpsaf
cities in China.
The Unitel States gunboat Helena is here.
Amoy is in no danger of attack.
Senator Hale Continues to Improve.
BALTIMORE, Md., June 1.?Senator Eugene
Hale, according to his attendants at
Johns Hopkins. Hospital, today was continuing
his good progress toward complete re
covery. lie was reponeu 10 nave nau a
splendid night and to be feeling quite comfortable
this morning.
Another Lynching in Louisiana.
ALEXANDRIA, La., June l.-Henry Johnson.
a middle-aged negro, was lynched at
Echo, La., last night by about 150 men, who
took him from Jail. He had been arrested
charged with attempted criminal assault on
the wife of hfs employer.
Negroes After Taft.
Special Dispatch to The Star.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., June l.-At a meeting
of the local Afro-American council held last
night It was decided to indorse the efforts of
the Washington negroes in opposition to the
nomination of Secretary Taft for the presidency,
and to lfcsue a call for the national
Afro-American council for June 2G to 28, at
Hnltimnr#* Snpprhps werfl mnria fipnrinc
i President Roosevelt and Secretary aft, and
indorsing the sentiment of the Washington
meeting.
British Warship for Prince Fushim*.
VICTORIA. B. C., June 1? His majesty
the king, as a mark of personal friendship
and high esteem for Prince Fushiml, has
placed a warship at his disposal, and the
prince and party have accepted the offer
and will sail June 24 from Victoria. The
only British warship on this coast at present
is the sloop-of-war Spearwater.
:HAYWOODJSVERY ILL
T_:_i j:. --i r? -x in
i nai Hujuumeu oeuaustJ ui 111ness
of Prisoner.
YET IT IS NOT SERIOUS
Toxic Poisoning the Cause of His IndisDOsition.
A
SUFFERED MUCH DURING NIGHT
Administration of Opiates Left the
Defendant in a Weakened
Condition.
BOISE, Idaho, June 1.?The morning session
of the trial of William D. Haywood
was adjourned today on account of the
illness of the prisoner, who was attacked
at an early hour by toxic poisoning. The
doctors attending Haywood and his counsel
both stated that the Illness was not
serious anu wiey ueneveu uu wuuiu uw
able to be In court at 1:30 o'clock this
afternoon, to which hour a recess was
taken.
Suffered Acutely.
Haywood suffered acutely during the
night, and at 5 o'clock this morning the
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called another doctor into consultation and
finally opiates were administered to the
prisoner. He had not recovered from, the
effects of the morphine at the hour set for
the morning session.
News of Haywood's Illness.
The news of Haywood's illness spread
quickly throughout the city, and there were
but few persons in the court room when
the hour for convening arrived. Judge
Wood made the announcement of Haywood's
illness. He said the county physician
suggested tha*. the prisoner might be
able to attend the trial during the afternoon.
Attorney Kichardson then made a state
ment as to the nature of the attack Haywood
had suffered.
Opiates Administered.
He said he was sure it was nothing serious.
The administration of the opiates
necessary to relieve the intense pain, he
declared, had left Haywood in a weakened
condition and it was this which made it impossible
for the prisoner to be in court
this morning.
GREETED WITH GOOD WISHES.
New Commisisone,r of Patents Recipient
nf TVTnriir f!nncrrofnlotinno
Commissioner Edward B. Moore and Assistant
Commissioner Cornelius Billings of
the patent office were the recipients of
good wishes from practically every official
and employe of the office this morning,
when they entered upon the first day of
their new official duties. Both took the oath
of office at 4 p.m. yesterday. Flowers from
the clerks of the various divisions were
piled so high on the desk of the commissioner
and on chairs around his desk that
it was almost impossible to get a view of
him. Up until late this afternoon people
were crowding his office to shake hands
with him.
Mr. Moore's appointment as commissioner
of patents was announced some weeks
ago. Although he was not sworn in until
yesterday, he has been, In effect, the head
of the office for about a month, ex-Commissioner
Frederick I. Allen having been ab
sent for that period on leave. Mr. Moore
began his departmental service as a clerk
in the office and has risen through all
grades to his present position. Re is exceedingly
popular with the employes of the
office and stands well with patent attorneys
all over the country, ills appointment was
wdely approved. He has the distinction of
being the first assistant -commissioner of
patents who has ever attained the commissionership.
Mr. Billings was appointed assistant commissioner
from the position of examinerin-chief.
which he had held for some years.
Mr. Ballard Moore has been appointed
private secretary to the commissioner.
WILL TEST NEW WAR BALLOON.
mstcusiuii 10 rse maae .Hicnaa.y in
Southeast Washington.
The new war balloon of the Signal Corps
of the army will be given Its trial lift In
this city Monday at noon unless rain or
heavy wind prevails. Capt. Charles de F.
Chandler, the aeronautic expert of the
corps, will make the ascension and pass on
the qualities of the balloon, as its acceptance
by the government from the New
York maker will depend on this trial. Mr.
Leo Stevens, the maker, and his assistant,
will also make the trip. The balloon is .V> r
feet in diameter, and will hold Th.ihhj cubic
feet of gas. It has been especially constructed
to use coal gas as tlie lifting
power.
The ascension will be made from the gas
works at l?th and M streets southeast.
TRIAL OF E. S. HOLMES.
Prosecution Will Be Ready to Proceed
Monday.
Morgan II. Beach, special attorney for
the government in what are known as the
cotton cases?leaks of cotton statistics from
the Department of Agriculture?was at the
Department of Justice today, and it Is unfltTSfnnil
that lir? hao ovnrrt 1>; r? rr i -? 1??-?
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shape to begin the trial of K. S. Holmes,
jr., Monday. Sir. Beach has informed the
officials of tho Department of Justice that
he is confident of obtaining a conviction of
Holmes, who was the statistician of the
Department of Agriculture, and is accused
of disposing of statistics to brokerage
houses in New York. Mr. Beach has given
careful study to the case and will be ready
to proceed Monday.
OLD SUIT SETTLED.
Famous Farrot Mine Case Ended.
$600,000 Involved.
| NEW HAVEN, Conn., June l.-A settlei
ment of the suit of Franklin aFrrel of Ansonia
et al. against Thomas Wallace,
jr., et al. over transactions in the stock of
the Parrot Mine, which has been in court
since May, 1905, is announced. The basis
of the agreement is not known. The
amount of money involved was $<**>,000,
which was claimed as a balance on the sale
of shares of the Parrot Silver and Copper
Company of Montana, the complainant In
the case alleging that in February, 1899, an
agreement was entered into between the
plaintiffs and the defendants whereby the
latter were to linve the right to sell the
stock at $5 a share, they to be allowed 2^4
per cent on the amount received, no commission
to be given unless all the shares
were sold at $50. The stock was held at the
time according to the complaint, as follows:
Franklin Farrel. 02,094; Lillian Clark
Farrel, his wife, 20,000, and as guardian,
1,9. shares, and other members of the family
17,809 shares.
The defendants. It is alleged, negotiated
with William Rockefeller and H. H. Rogers
of the Amalgamated Copper Company, and
to them later sold the stock, Mr. Farrel
having obtained additional shares so that
jin nua control or tne company, aggregating
115,710 shares. The price at which sale
was made was $40. the amount of money
being reported at $4,628,760. The suit was
brought upon the allegation that the defendants
received $fHH?,<XX) -more than the
sum they reported. Attorneys in the case
say the suit was ended through agreement.
CHICAGO TROLLEY MISHAPS.
Startling Increase In Accidents on
City Traction Lines.
CHICAGO, June 1.?A startling increase
In the number of street car accidents since
the trolleyizing of the cable traction lines
is shown in a report made yesterday by
Hugo Grosser, city statistician. Mr.
Grosser attributes the Increase to the
greater speed of the cars since the abandonment
of the old cable system.
The police regulations of street traffic
instituted recently by Chief Shippy has
caused a perceptible reduction In certain
classes of accidents, although the experi+
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During the first three months of this
year 337 accidents were caused by street
cars, compared with 234 accidents during
the corresponding period last year. These
figures represent only accidents to persons
jumping on or off cars, or who were Injured
through collisions between cars and
wagons.
That the conditions are growing worse Is
indicated by Mr. Grosser's figures for
April and May. There were 223 accidents
on street cars reported by the police In /
April, which is a record not equaled in any
preceding month. The full statistics for |
May have not been compiled, but Mr. i
Grosser asserts they will show a proportionate
increase.
THE JAMESTOWN EXPOSITION.
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French Squadron of Three Warships
Arrive Today.
NORFOLK. Va., June 1.?The squadron
of three warships sent to represent the republic
of France at the Jamestown exposition
passed In the Virginia capes today.
The cruiser Kleber led as the Frenchmen
passed in, followed by the cruisers Chasseloup,
I-aubet and Victor Hugo In the order
named. The squadron nassed m one?
through lower Chesapeake bay into Hampton
roads, and salutes were exchanged as
the French representatives passed Fortress
Monroe and took up anchor in close
proximity to the American warships now at
anchor off the Jamestown exposition.
The French squadron will remain in
Hampton roads for some time. They will
be joined from day to day by the returning
Italian. Austrian. Chilean. Brazilian and
American fleets for another naval demonstration
and Illumination when President
Roosevelt comes again to the Jamestown
exposition on Georgia day^June 10.
Lake Steamer Sunk.
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SeUvyn Eddy, one of the Shaw-Eddy fleet
of boats, was sunk In the Detroit river today
in a collision with the steel barge
Maida, owned by the United States Steel
Corporation. Immediately after the collision
the captain of the Eddy headed for
the Canadian shore and his steamer sank
about fifty feet from shore in twenty-tive
feet of water, Vith her main deck submerged
but a short distance. None of her
crew was Injured.
Philadelphia's Horse Show.
PHILADELPHIA, June 1.?The open-air
exhibition of the Philadelphia Horse Show
Association, which began last Monday at
Chestnut Hill, will come to a close this
afternoon. With the exception of Monday,
when it rained, large crowds attended the
show, making it one of the most successful
exhibitions the association has ever given.
Ponies in harness and under saddle and
horses in the novice class were shown during
the morning and were the features of
the program. The championship events
will be held this afternoon.
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Weather.
Rain and w .inner tmiijji:. Tt>?
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CHEERED ALONG THE WAY
Walks Along Platform at P'ttsburg
With Train Crew.
H^NDSHAKNG AT CUMBERLAND
"Scmebody Else's Turn Next Time/'
He Told the People at
Rockwood. ;
PITTSBURG. Pa.. June 1.?'T!ie train
oearmg i n'sHicnt uooseveii arm pany OfiCK
to Washington passed through Pittsburg
at 8 o'clock today. On account of Hie early
hotir but a small crowd was at the Haitimore
and Ohio station when the train
arrived.
The President appeared almost as soon
as the train came to a standstill and was
heartily cheered.
Descending from the car he walked the
entire length of the station platform, stopping
to chat a few minutes with the engineer
and the train crew.
It was said that nothing unusual had
occurred on the trip from Lansing to Pittsburg-.
During the brief stay here a detail
of police and detectives, under Inspector
Bartley, was on hand to guard the train.
Stioke and TnllrpH nt M<>ir?ponnrt
At McKeesport, fifteen miles east of this
city, a crowd of about 130 people wag In
waiting when the train arrived at 8:30
o'clock.
There was a stop of three minutes here.
President Roosevelt cqme out on the car
platform unaccompanied and spoke briefly.
The crowd pushed forward and the President
shook hands with more than a score
of them before the train pulled out.
Somebody Else's Turn.
MEYERSDALE, Pa.. June X.?At Rockwood,
through which the President passed
at 11:10 o'clock. Mr. Roosevelt shook hands
with a hundred or more peoplee. "Hope
you will be a candidate again," elmuted one
man, to which the President replied quickly,
"Oh, no, somebody else's turn next lime."
Raining Along the Way.
CUMBERLAND, Md., June 1.?President
Roosevelt anl party arrived here at 12:4B
p.m., and after a brief stop proceeded to *
Wflflhlnarton. As nn nrevlnua stoma
President shook hands with many of the
people gathered at the station, and made
a few remarks. The weather during the
day has been very disagreeable with rainfall
gradually Increasing In volume. Interfering
somewhat with the pleasure of the
journey homeward.
It was said at the White House today
that President Koosevelt was due to get
bark to Washington this afternoon at 4:60
o'clock over the Baltimore and Ohio road.
A telegram received from Secretary Loeb
reported that the trip had been an en
Joyable one bo far, without mishap or jar.
The President will remain In Washington
until next Sunday afternoon, when he will
leave for Jamestown to take part In
Georgia day at the exposition, and to make
several speeches. He will get back from
Jamestown June 11 and leave for Oyster
Bay June 12. June, July, August and September
will be spent at his Oyster Bay
home.
HIGH WAGES ON THE COAST.
Charged to Rents and Cost of Living
in San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO, June l.-Tliat rents
and the cost of living are too high, and are
primarily the cause of the high wages here,
and that the percentage tax system was
largely responsible for the demoralized condition
In the building trades, were the conclusions
arrived at at a meeting yesterday
of a committee appointed by the builders'
exchange and a committee from the realty
board. The two committees had been appointed
to consider ways and means for
bringing about a restoration of normal conditions
in the building trades in this city.
The committee from the buildi rs' exchange,
headed by Secretary James A. Wilson,
submitted a table showing the scale of
wages ,paid in the thirty-five leading cities
in the United States. In nearly all trades
it was found that the scale paiil in San
Francisco was from to 15 cents an hour
higher than that paid In Seattle, where
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HOPEFUL FORECAST OF KOREA.
Yale Professor's Observation of Life in
the Peninsula.
TOKIO, June 1.?Prof. Ladd of Yale, who
lias returned to Toklo after spending two
months in Korea at the special invitation
t)f Marquis Ito, gives a very hopeful foreeast
of the future of the peninsula.. Prof.
I.add attributes the unprecedented quiet
now prevailing in Korea to the change In
the ministry, and to the steadily growing Influence
of Marquis ito, and believes that
the new cabinet win greatly inornate the
residency's work of reform in all departments
of the government.
Strong efforts, said Prof.' La id, are being
made to Improve agriculture, and toward
the development of many industries which
will bear fruits within a decade. Prof.
Ladd also noticed a conspicuous improve,
ment In the attitude of the foreign residents
toward the Japanese residency.
RUSSO-JAPANESE TREAT i.
Much Dissatisfaction in Japan Over
Deferred Settlement.
VICTORIA. B. C., June 1.?Advices from
Japan state that considerable dissatlsfac
tion cxlbts because of the unsatisfactory
settlement of the long-pending Russo-Japanese
commercial treaty.
The demand for the opening of the Sungari
is withdrawn, and concessions for Japanese
travel in Siberia were only granted
to such an extent as to maintain the countenance
of Japan. None of the Important
demands made by the Japanese government
has been agreed to or Incorporated in
the new treaty.
Sultan's Forces Annihilated.
ORAN, Algeria. June 1.?Advices received
here from Morocco say that tho troops of
the pretender to the throne surrounded anil
annihilated the sultan's forces at M..rcliica;
that Muley bou lit ki, the sultan's utu le, and
two kaids were killed, and that IUm women
were captured.

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