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ffjc jtrerta? ptaC No. 17,064. WASHINGTON, D. C., FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 1907-TWENTY-TWO PAGES. TWO CENTS. ? 4 ' THE EVENING OTAR I WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION. ?usine?s Office. Uth Street ana Pennsylvania Avenue. 1 The Evening Star Newspaper Company, . 1HEGDOKE W. NOfES President. New York Office: Tribune Building. Chicago Office: Fir&t National Bank Building. Tho Fv#?n?ne Stur. with the Sunday moroinjr edition. 1m delivered l?y carriers, on their own a? count, within the oily at ."iO rent? per month: nltbont the PUIIWUJ IIKMIiUlK *" III M >11 Ml ITU 13 |IV. UIVI11U. By mail, postage prepaid: T'.iily, Sunday included. one month TO conta, Daih Sun lay oxrepted, one month, t)0 cents. Saturday star. on*? year. (1.00. Muudny Star, out jear, (1.50. BOMB BLEW WHOLE HOUSEFRONT OUT Evidence About the Dynamiting cf Bradley Home. SAW THE POISONED MILK Sail Frrncisco Grocery man Testifies Haywood Case. MADE HIS LIVING 3Y GAMELING Orchard Said He Slept in the Daytime and Played During lio "Mi rrVi t 111V AllgUV* The prosecution in the Steunenberg murder case devoted itself today to further corroboration of the testimony of Harry Orchard relative to the two attempts?one with strychnine, the other with dynamite ?on the life of Frederick Bradley of San Francisco, and an endeavor to directly connect Pettibone with the operations of Orchard. It was atrain shown that Orchard loitered around the Kradlev home, engaged a room in the vicinity and met the servants of the Bradley household. He was seen moving his effects the night before the explosion, and he was traced to the house again after the explosion occurred. BOISE, Idaho, June 14.?Additional evidence bearing on the story told by Harry Orchard of Ills attempts to kill Fred Bradley o? San Francisco will be introduced by the state today. Laurence M. Guibbinl, the nrnnriotnr rif the ctr?r<* npar tho Rradlov vK.??-.w. v/? ?"V V ?w home, is the first witness. It was here that Orchard says he made his rendezvous when lie was watching the Bradley house. Guibblnl, an Ita.ian, has been here for several days. Orchard, of Barry as he called himself while he frequented the Guibblnl store, made himself very popular with the family. It was the proprietor who went out and secured the room opposite the Bradley house from which Orchard said he could look into Bradley's dining room and gain the exact knowledge which enabled him to plant the bomb at the right time. It is unlikely that the state will be able to conclude the San i^-ancisco testimony toVu>ran?p two witnesses are on their way from California and will not be here In time. One of these is the woman from . PW f 0 " * i . *# '? - ORCHARD (DERBY HAT) whom Orchard rented a room while in San Francisco. ?100 From Pettibone. Tn the course of his cross-examination Orchard said lie had received a registered letter containing JluO fr<5rn Pettibone. One of the witnesses to this called today Js the registry clerk, and it Is possible that the tracing of the letter will be a strong Jj.tce UI tr\ uiiivt". -A wimess nuw oil mc way is said to be the man who sold the |k>wder with which Orchard manufactured the bomb. Being unable to conclude corroboration of the California part of Or third's story, the state will take up some of the minor witnesses. It is believed that Kfve Adams will be located in Ogden by some of these, but after the San Francisco matter is temporarily passed the evidence will not be of great Importance for the rest of the wet k It is possible that Judge Wood will adjourn court over Saturday, but as the state Is under great expense In the matter of witnesses It is more probable that a session will be held Satur day. in oruer to dispose 01 inose wno are not of first importance In the linking up of the case. When the court does adjourn tonifiht or Saturday, it will be until ilontfay afiernoon or Tuesday morning, as Judge "Wood will have to hold court Monday Biorninp at Caldwell. The case of Harry Orchard, charged with the murder of Trunk Steunenberg, will be called in Cald well and will be postponed until the next term. Sitting Judge Disqualified. The Fitting judge is disqualified and has asked Judge Wood to postpone the Orchard case. It was at fiist the intention of the state to put Steve Adams on the stand immediately aitir Orchard. This, however, has been abandoned, and no decision has yet been readied as to when tlie man accused of participation in many df the greater crimes to wheli Orchard has confessed will take the stand. Orchard in Good Spirits. Orchard, who reached the climax of his testimony yesterday and whose sensational story came to an end in a dramatic manner, counsel for the defense leaving him pleading for the life of a fellow murderer, returr.ed to the penitentiary after he left the court room. Warden Whitney said his prisoner appeared to be in better spirits t:an he had been for many months. *xe shows not the slightest evid< ice of fatigue or nervousness and ate a hearty meal after he reached the penitentiary. Capt. James McPartland, the detective, who has figured so largely In the testimony, and v. ho has been attacked by xounsel for" '>1 nrefers not to he interviewed at ltr.gth on Use subject of the Orchard confession. "It would be superfluous for me ' i reiterate." lie s^itl yesterday. "Orch; rd has told the literal trtith about the confession and the way it was given to me. I m ule him ' no promises; I never made a promis to a criminal in my life. Orchard first confessed to me. but said he was nit quite i. aily to give it to roe fin-illy. "1 promised to hold it for some tim;, and I did so. He' told me that when he was ready to tell the whole story he would let me know, and some time later"i>e again told me the incidents of his life, leaving out nothing. Every word that he nas said on the stand as to the confession . j the truth and there is nothing to add." The state expects to close its cas2 in ten days or two weeks. Clarence Darrow, for the defense, says their case will take about four weeks, though it is possible it may be concluded in less. It is generally co_ _-ded, however, that the verdict ..ill not be i"ached before August 1. Poisoned Milk. L. H. Guibbinni, the San Francisco grocery man;- who introduced Harry Orchard, then known as "Barry" to the servants at the Bradley household, was the first witness in the Haywood trial today. Ho said / that Orchard came to his store and hung | around and spent considerable money. Orchard asked questions about the Bradley household, asked to be introduced to the ? servants and asked Guibbinni to get him a room in the neighborhood. I Guibbinni saw Orchard moving his lug- ft gage the night before the Bradley houss H was dynamited. He also saw the poisonei milk. Guibbinni described the result of the bomo Orchard placed at the front door leading to the Bradley apartments In Washington ri street. The whole front of the house was blown out. Guibbinni said he saw Orchard at his store the day the explosion occurred. Had to Come. Attorney Darrow, on cross-examination, devoted himself to learning the conditions ? * * 1* ? V.?.... ? _ . t II unaer wmcn me wunras nan vruug-iv tv m Boise to testify. Guibbinni said tha detectives came to him and told him ho had to come to Boise and there was no use "trying to dodge it." "So they were going to kidnap you?" commented DarrCw. "No, sir," said the witness. "They just told me I had to come." Guibbinni said he git $200 to cover the c_ expenses of the trip. He told the detec- 51 tives what he knew of the case and was told to tell the truth. * Assistant Postmaster Testifies. Ni The prosecution called as the next wit-? - . ' 8BB^KgB|Br^B^r^M^gfJ ^BHIKi^HH^BD Wm "2t an< L/Kgjt. ^" I a^?< jppBr'fc' ron EZ^l nfifHI Th SmtH 1 W|M?Km?~ vic rls mi ^TnlB'iwFnw^^lBI ca 1JK :- 1 * ^XIT Lffl n/\TTTim TT/\TTWW . AAKl VXUU AX LUUni OUUSJEj. ^ ness Hull McClaughrey, the assistant ^ postmaster at San Francisco, who was Inttyrogated as to a registered letter Or- 1 chard said he received from Pettibone Cu while in San Francisco. Orchard said he ^ was goir.e by the name of "P. Dempsey" g at the time and Pettibone used the name cr of "J. AVolff" in transmitting the letter, which contained $100. of Pinkertons Brought Him. I Pnllnwinff Mi^lamrhrv r>amo T^pantr = ? .. Isaacs, registry clerk In the San Francisco ln post office, who further Identified the rec- in ords introduced in evidence. On cross-cx- P? animation Isaacs said he was subponaed by ht a Pinkerton. y< "That's all." said Darrow of the defense. "Hold on," called Senator Borah, who was conducting the examination for the state. "Did the fact that you were summoned by a Pinkerton change the post of- Wi lice records in any way?" "No, sir," laughed the witness. Postmaster McClaughry produced the registry records of the San Francisco of- tl fice, which show the receipt of the letter j|( in question on August 13, 1004. The envelope was postmarked "Denver. August 10. liHM." a The records showing the delivery of the S letter from "J. Wolff" to "John Dempsey" J, were admitted in evidence by Judge Wood H over the protest of the attorneys for the fi defense, who objected on the ground that b there was nothing to connect the defendant Haywood with the matter. The receipt ci signature, "John Dempsey," was written so b badly that Haywood's attorneys insisted it s] be not read, but submitted to the jury for D their inspection and individual conclusion. V , FATAL m SHOCK lirty-Nine Dead Are Reported in Chile. UCH DAMAGE IS DONE olent Quake Is Also Felt in an Argentina City., :VEBE JAMAICAN DISTURB AN CI ? umber of Soldiers Were More 01 Lpsr TnlnrAH oPnnln HoiicoH Dr. See's Theory. pclal Cablegram to The Star. ..IMA, Peru, June 14.?A severe earthake shook the city of Valdiva, Chile, at 0 o'clock yesterday, lasting one minute 1 ten seconds. Many houses were damid, and the custom house, church, rail.d tracks and bridges were destroyed, lrty-nlne dead are reported. Lt 5$5 o'clock in the morning the city of uquen, Argentina, was also shaken by a lent shock. Violent Earthquake in Jamaica. KINGSTON, Jamaica, June 14.?A vioit earthquake occurred yesterday, cominf >m the southeast, and reports from Port yal show that at that place the most mage was done. It destroyed the ternrary buildings now under construction. ;t threw a scare into the camps of the iops here, and a large number of them re injured while making "a dash for a ice of safety. Forty soldiers of the garon artillery and royal engineers were inred, eleven of them seriously, and a gooc my are in the hospital, the quake having used a panic among their ranks. soldiers of the West Indian Regimen sre badly injured in a panic similar to th e at Port Royal at Uppack camp, beini used by a peculiar turbulence of tha near the coast. No injuries were re ived by the civilians at either place. Cause of Agitations. MONTGOMERY CITY. Mo., June 14.?Di lomas Jefferson Jackson See, astronome the United States naval observatory a are Island, Cal., now in this city visitin, s old boyhood home, says he has dia vered the one common cause of earth lakes?the leakage of ocean bottom, whic ves rise to steam beneath the earth' ust. He also points out that the chief dange these agitations Is along the seacoast. "It seems to be clearly proved," said I)i te, "that the earth is not contracting, bu at the effects of cooling of the gloge ar sensible. The earth may be slightly ex Hiding. San Francisco is not likely t ive another earthquake In a hundre :ars." PTJFLIC LANDS CONVENTION. farm Contest Is Expected at Denve: Meeting?Notables at Banquet. DENVER, Col., June ??It Is expecte. lat a warm fight will develop in the pub c lands convention next week over the se ction of a permanent chairman. Vher re four announced candidates In the field enator Thomas H. Carter of Montana, Di N. Wilson of Wyoming. Lieut. Go^ larper and Frank C. Goudy, the two las -om Colorado. Senator Carter appears t e the strongest in the race. The program for the big chamber r ommcrce banquet Wednesday night hi. een completed. On that occasion th peakers will be Secretary Garfield of th epartment of the Interior --(J Secretar ,'ilson ol the Department of Agriculture. / ? I ILi^' ' ^ \ > SFfMRY TAFT' III I vkVllb I I II I I llll I UL. | ST. PAUL, Minn., June 14.?Secretary Taft became suddenly ill at Fort Snelling this forenoon while witnessing the review of troops and fell over. Medical aid was at once , summoned and the Secretary at once brought to this city to the home of J. S. Hill on Virginia avenue. Ptomaine poisoning is suspected, as he was very sick at his stomach. The luncheon at the Country Club was j abandoned. Secretary Taft will not be present at the Y. M. C. A. corner , stone laying, and it is doubtful if he will be able to appear at the dinner to be given in his honor tonight. That, however, has not positively been decided. Showed He Was Chilled. ST. PAUL, Minn., June 14.?When Secretary Taft was standing in the receiving linn at thA Primmprrfnl f'lnh hp iravp nn In ! dication of feeling ill, and seemed to be in fine spirits and health, but Tt was observed that when he came down to the street to get into the automobile which carried him to the fort, he buttoned his overcoat tightly about him and turned his coat collar up under his ears. The day was warm with bright sunshine, and while the other gentlemen were without overcoats Secretary Taft showed that he was feeling ' chilly. \ WAR IN SOUTH AMERICA . What amounts to an actual declaration i of wm between Nicaragua and^ Salvador l was contained in the reply of President ^elaya to an Inquiry from Washington as to his connection with the recent attack I and captlire of Acajutla. The answer came ; to the State Department today in the shape of the following cablegram from American t Consul General Olivares at Managua, the e Nicaraguan capital: % "I am officially informed that in accorde ar.ce with the Central American union plan - President Zelaya lnis dispatched munitions of war and troops in aid of Gen. Alfara, who is the popular unionist candidate for the presidency of Salvador. (.President) VnrnopAu nnnnvpc th? union " * 'QUVV/U. * -? _ f BLEW THE SCHOOL SAFE s "GENTLEMAN BURGLAR" . MAKES A REMARKABLE CONFESSION. r PEORIA, 111., June 14.?Under promise of e Immunity from further prosecution and of a pardon from the Jollet penitentiary by o Gov. Deneen, Eddie Tate, the "gentleman d burglar," last night admitted that he helped to blow the school board safe and stole 8,000 pieces of forged scrip being held as evidence against the former superintendent of schools, Newton C. Dougherty. Tate 4?aid he robbed the safe on the night of Janiitity O, and that lie was assisted by Eddie Fay and Patsy Flaherty. He savs j $4 ?00 wa8 paid the three men by a prominent Peorlan representing Dougherty. Will Explain Detail. e Tate will explain in detail to the grand I; jury today how the affair was planned byDougherty and his friends and how it was r. carried out. Until he was given absolute it assurance that he had a chance for freeo dam he denied that he was implicated, but insisted that he knew who did the work, if State's Attorney Scholes is confident that s sufficient corroborative evidence can be * produced to warrant indictments against e on^ and perhaps more, of the wealthy y Peorians who are now suspected of having had a hand In the deaL I \ f - - '' " ; 3 i - < "Sffll* THINGS'1 AHEAD! Politician in Town Has a Rip^.1: ' snuruny vision. 1908 CONVENTION A DANDY Favorite Sons Strong and Pit Counter Uwept Clean. BALLOTTING DAY AND NIGHT , Somebody Called Out "Roosevelt" and It Was A.11 Over?Any Answer P The Dreamer Woke Up. "I had a vision the other night about the next national republican convention," said a politician uptown to a Star man today. . "You mean you were seein' things?" "Yes, looking into the future. The national convention was In session, the preliminaries had been arranged and we were cominc to a votft nn a pnnriirtnto for * Vio V><-??-?/I of the ticket. Everybody was in high feather, factional spirit was running strong and the wire-pullers were a-puHing every wire in sight and some that weren't. The rooters were rooting, banners were waving, bands pitting and It v.as r. guod old-fashioned republican convention that warmed the cockles of my heart. It was none of the cut and dried affairs that we have wit- j nessed lately, but carried me back to the , days when the republican party had more than one man in itf, ranks tit to be President and when nominees were chosen by the delegates assembled and not designated by some individual in advance. ( Then the Roil Was Called. i "Well, they called the roll and everybody 1 listened breathlessly tor the announcement. 1 Tills was to be the show-down of the fa- 1 vorite sons and the administration.' The result was inconclusive. It required 497 to nominate, and the administration was 191 * vote's short. There were 300 votes in the balance upon which no man could count." ' "You say 300?" "Yes, 300; fateful number, eh? It came } about in this way. Taft had 200, compris- : Ing the votes of Ohio, Louisiana, Mis- 1 sissippi. Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, Sou?h Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia and some of the territories. Fairbanks had 170, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida Georgia, Indiana, North Carolina, West ' Virginia, District of Columbia, Alaska,-Arizona and New Mexico. Knox had OS, being . Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Cannon had 54, Illinois. Cummins had Iowa's 20; La Follette had Wisconsin's 20; * Crane had Massachusetts' 32, and Hughes had New York's %. The remainder, 300, j were under cover. , . ~ Somebody Raised the Ante. "Then came the struggle for the 300. Taft < would grab off a state on on? ballot, only ( to lose it on the next. Uncle Joe Cannon as 1 second choice ran rapidly ahead. La Fol- 1 lette, Crane and Cummins disappeared. Hughes and Knox stood fast, forging ahead < and losing ground alternately. There were signs of a coalition between Pennsylvania ' and New York. "Fairbanks was having trouble with a section of his strength; there were evidences that somebody was raising the ante, and that some of 'em would not 'stay put.' The administration pie counter was early swept of its contents and the future output mortgaged. "Thus we went along, all that night, all the next day and the next night. Every ballot changed the result, but still the administration could not get the necessary majority. A? fast as a bunch of new delegates was corralled, another group would i go over to a 'favorite son.' Taft could not understand it. omebotijr bweamea "nooseven: "Finally, in the cold, gray dawn of the second morning, when the convention hall was a sight, with overturned chairs, torn banners, littered floors, and everybody was tired, sleepy, red-eyed and cross, a big Nebraskan got up on the stage, and in a voice like that of the celebrated quadruped of Bashan, cried: 'What's the matter with Roosevelt?' 'Whoop-ee!' yelled the convention, and away it went. Somebody flashed a lot of Roosevelt banners and they started in a procession around the hall that made Bryan's famous cross-of-goUl-and-crownof-thorns walk-around look like a funeral march. Roosevelt got the unanimous vote.'" "Well, what happened next? What did the President say about his repeated declinations?" "Oh, then I woke up." THREE WOMEN BTJKNED. Two S en Also Seriously Injured in Ohio Town. CINCINNATI. Ohio. June 14.?Three women were burned to death and two men were seriously injured in a fire that destroyed the .our principal buildings of the Shaker settlement at Whitewater village, near Harrison. Ohio, early today. The tire was discovered in the main building, probably originating from a defective flue, and spread with rapidity. The facilities for fighting tire being Inadequate, there was no hope from the start of saving the structures. Mrs. Kuele Dear, Katherine Sterr and Mary Middleton, three aged women who occupied quarters in the main building, were the victims. They were burned to death before any one could arouse them. Charles Sterr and Andrew Bass were seriously injured in making their escape from the burning buildings. Sterr was hurt in in endeavor to reach the safe in the office of the main building, but, being cu' oft by flames and smoke, he was compelled Jo lump from a window to save himself. The loss is estimated at $20,<H)0, partly covered by insurance. APPLE YARD'S STATEMENT. Does Not Know About His Philadelphia Stock Deals. BUFFALO, N. Y? June 14.?Arthur E. Appleyard arrived in Buffalo tliis morning Asked if he was going to pay the $40,000 !oday to the receiver of the German Bank, Mr. Appleyard replied: "I'll have to refer you to my attorney, Mr. .Williams. He will do all the talking ' ibout that." "Did you get cleaned out in your stock Jeals in Philadelphia?" "I don't know whether I am or not. It is iuu -otjtjji iu ifn wnere i siund. i goi ine best of the gang two days ago on a rapid transit deal, so they laid for me in United 3as improvement. I may break even." Mr. Williams stated Mr. Appleyard would be unable to pay the $-10,000, owing to his losses on the Philadelphia Slock Exchange. Mr. Williams said Appleyaid called on him in Boston yesterday and they decided to come to Buffalo today. "This Philadelphia affair renders it impossible for Mr. Appleyard to carry out the agreement we made with Receiver Wheeler. I hope we can later carry out this original agreement," said Mr. Williams. Receiver Wheeler was asked what he proposed to do in the matter. "What can we do? Appleyard hasn't the money to pay today," said he. A few minutes later Receiver Wheeler and Attorney Williams met Mr Appleyard at the Ironuois Hotel wh**re h<? hnrl wnit. Ing for them. BOTH SIDES EXPECT A STRIKE. leamsiers and Packers Fail to Get Together at Chicago. CHICAGO, June 14.?A committee of the teamsters' joint cou/ici) appointed yesterday to secure peace between the packers and their teamsters, who are demanding an increase of 4 cents an hour in wages, went to the stock yards today to renew the conferences which were broken off yesterday. mu- ? 1- - * *' ... xiic yacAcra anuuuncea iast night tnat the men would lie obliged to meet each packing company In turn, and that no committee of the packers would meet with the teamsters' committee. The men called first at the plant of Morris & Co., leaving there for Armour's. It was not believed by either the teamsters or the packers that the meetings of today would change the aspect of affairs, and both sides looked for a strike of the pat/king house teamsters Monday. MIDDY CHEWS GET AWAY, Brand-New Shell Awaits Them at Poughkeepsie. ANNAPOLIS, June 14.?The midshipmen rowing squad, consisting of the members of the first and second eights, under com mand of Lieut. Commander N. E. Irwin, LJ. 8. N., and Coach Richard Glendon, left here today for Poughkeepste, where they will this year for the first time enter the annual intercollegiate regatta June JO. The second crew went along to pace the 'varsity for the work over the new course. Both crews while at Poughkeepsie will be quartered aboard Col. R. M. Thompson's houseboat Everglades. The midshipmen carried one sheil with them, but have oriered a new craft, vyhicli will be delivered it Poughkeepsie within a few days. The crews are made up as follows: 'Varsity?Leigiiton. bow; Hagg, 2; Uavis, 3; White. -1; Pritchard, 3; R<>< kwell, ?>; WcKee, f; Ingram (caj)tain), stroke; Roberts, coxswain. Second crew?Parker, bow; Kinkaid, i; Robinson, 3; Karrell, 4; Friedell. .">; Montgomery, 0; Magiuder, 7; Stephenson, stroke; Williams, coxswain. GIFT'FOR THE KAISER. Darnegie Museum Publications to Be Sent Him by Director. Spe<'lrfl Dispatch to The Star. PITTSBURG, Pa., June 14.-Dr. William r. Holland, director of the Carnegie Museum. :oday prepared a full set of the publications jf the museum to be sent to Emperor W11-* lam of Germany, through the German ambassador at Washington and Ambassador lower at Berlin. The books :.re magnificently bound and represent months i . work jn the part of the printers, engravers and binders? There Is a small reproduction of Lh2 noted diplodocus, a replica of which is to be sent to the Gerrrtan emperor, the gift jf Andrew Carnegie. The publications of the Carnegie museum have been received by museums and scienVirirliAS valualilp rnntrihiitinna tr? m. cent scientific research. Dr. Holland will i^ntl the collection to Washington froin w. llcli city it will be dispatched to Berlin for presentation to the Kaiser through the American ambassador. Papers on Peace Work. LONDON', June 14.?The delegates .o the International Red Cross conference spent today's session in the discussion of papers ori the peace work of the various societies, ?KAnlollr ihoir at riiirerlp** apnlnet tuharoti iosis. Tlie conference passed a resolution favoring the participation of the Red Cross societies in the battle against tuberculosis, with particular attention to recruits lefufc-ed admission to the army and soldiers discharged owing to their being victims of lli'j disease. 1 Weather. Cloudy tonight; Saturday, f 1 1 r t ? 4 n t?*i , tuuiiivi in cut aui:i iiuuu* ALL WILL TALK FOR PEACE ATTHE HAGUE Scheveningen in Gala Attire for the Event. MAKES A STIRRING PICTURE i Nearly All the Tardy Delegations Now on the Scene. ENGLISH TWENTY-FIVE STRONG Head of the Russian Delegation, After Conferences, Wires for Changeg in His Papers. THE HAGUE, June 14.?This city suddenl> blossomed out with flags this morning, every civilized country on the globe hoisting its standard over the hotels and legauons ausiereu nuuui uie iwu pi mcii'ui squares, while the hotels facing the sea, at Scheveningen, with their multi-co' ->red banners snapping in a stiff breeze, formed a stirring pictiye. It was like a vast ear- > of the nations of the world. The weather ' could not have been liner, cool, with bright sunshine. Practically all the belated delegations arrived during the day. The English, twentyfiver strong, headed by Sir Edward Fry, judge of the chancery division of the British high court of justice, and membtr of the permanent court of arbitration at The Hague, reached The Hague early, by way of Hook of Holland, Joseph H. Choate, William P. Buchanan, X1. M. Hose and 'Charles Henry liutler and the remainder of the Americans traveling ou t#e same* steamer. Soon after their arrival the latter held their first meeting, under the presidency of Mr. Choate. Possible Russian Changes. The Germans, Italians and many South ami Central Ai cricans came by train. M. Nelidoff, head of the Russian delegation, after conferences with the leading I plenipotentiaries and an examination of the text of the address which the minister of foreeign affairs of tlie Netherlands will deliver tomorrow, telegraphed to St. Petersburg suggesting certain changes. The importance of these changes is not known. following tlie precedent etitablisheed la 185*0, the minister of foreign affairs of the Netherlands, on the opening of the conference in the Hall of Knights tomorrow will propose that the conference dispatch a message of greeting and appreciation to Emperor Nicholas, and in return M, Nelidoft will move a message of thanks for the hos pltallty of Queen Wllhelmlna and the government of the Netherlands. W. H. De Beaufort, head of t..e deelegation of the Netherlands, will propose that M. Nelidoff be elected president of the conference. After the inaugural session the entire delegation will muke a tour of the Hall of Knights. The Second Meeting1. The attitude of the Germans in favor of admitting the press to the plenary sessions Is regarded as settling this point in the affirmative. There is some doubt whether the second meeting of the conference can be held Monday. JJ. Tsuzuki, head of the Japanese delegation, speaking to the correspondent of the Associated Press on Japan's attitude, said that the delegates of that country fiad been given the widest latitude in their instructions. There was considerable mis apprehension abroad, he said, concerning Japan's reservation to withdraw, if in her opinion the consideration of any particular subject would not lead to a useful result. The inference that this reservation referred to the question of the limitation of armaments, he said, was incorrect. The reservation had been made before the question of discussing the limitation of armaments was broached. , M. Tsuzukl added that he believed that Japan's expefknc^ in the Kusso-Japan&so war in many matters relating to the rules of war on land and sea would be ex lltlllCIJ UOClUi. Talking About Policy. The Latin-Americans have not yet held a general meeting, but they are talking , over their policy among themselves. They are not much Interested In European questions, and intend to avoid as far as possible any attempt to interpose. Generally speaking they will follow the cue of the United States and lavor everything in the direction of the peaceful adjustment of international disputes. Most of the Latin-American delegations have practically a free hand in the matter of instructions regarding subjects which do not directly affect them. To the princlplo of arbitration the Latin-American countries are firmly committed by treaties which they have made with each other. Their chief concern apparently is the fate of the JJrago doctrine. The fear expressed uy me urazilians, Mexicans and others that Chilo might break tiie American unity on this subject appears to be unfounded. Chile Does Not Need Protection. A leading Chilean told the correspondent of the Associated Press that Chile had less sympathy with the Idea than some other American states, as she did not need protection against the fullilment of her monetary obligations. Nevertheless, he did not doubt that the delegations of the western hemisphere would agree to a formula acceptable to all. TAFT IN THE NORTHWEST. Secretary Inspected Fort Snelling Today?Reception in St. Paul. ST. PAUL, Minn, June 14.?After a brief reception at the Commercial Club today, Secretary of War Taft was taken to Fort Snelling, where he inspected the post and reviewed the troops. From the fort he went to the Town and County Club, where luncheon was served. This afternoon Mr. Taft was scheduled to make the principal address at the laying of the corner stone ' of a Y. M. C- A. building. this evening ne win up ine Kuesi at a dollar dinner in the Auditorium and will deliver an address. Archbishop Ireland and liov Johnson will be among the speakers.