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.'I i ; i f i f I" V V -A VOL. LXX NO. 19S CZAR DARES TO LEAVE SHELTER OF HIS PALACE WITH EMPRESS HE ATTENDS MASS OVER GENERAL MIN'S BODY. Adequate Precautions for His Safety No Confirmation From Luga of the Assassination of Colonel Rleman Apparently Disscntton In the Camp of the Social Revolutionists Over De cision to Wage War of Terrorism Against All Officials Moderate Wing Washes Its Hands of the Attempt on Premier Stolypln's Life. St. Petersburg, Aug. 27. In spite of the menace of active war by the ter rorists against those high In authority, an earnest of which was the slaying of Acting General Vonliarllarsky at Warsaw to-day, Emperor Nicholas and the empress quitted the Shelter of the lalace enclosure at Peterhof this after noon to attend a funeral mass over the body of General Min in the Peter hof camp, a considerable distance from the palace; but the precautions for the protection of the imperial family, were adequate, and "the sovereigns returned to the palace without incident. Sever al of the grand dukes and delegations from all the regiments In the St .Pet ersburg district were present The body of General Min will be brought to St. Petersburg to-morrow on "board a royal train over the Special Imperial line, which is used only in journeys of the emperor between Peter hof and St. Petersburg, Instead of over the regular railroad used for ordinary traffic. The Seminovsky regiment will meet the body at the station and es cort It to the regimental chapel. Of ficers and men of this regiment have received many communications threat ening them with bombs and other re prisals. . The funerals of many of the victims In the apartments of Premier Stolypin on Saturday will take place to-morrow. The supposition that the slayer of Gen eral Min was the "servant" of the par ty "concerned In , the Stolypin attempt has been disproved, further investiga tion showing that the woman ihad been living under an admittedly false name with a peasant family In the village of Ludlha, near Peterhof, since August: 16. The extraordinary police surveil lance at Peterhof had not been ex tended to Ludina, and she escaped no tice. She was brought to St. Peters-i burg to-day In Irons. Up to midnight no confirmation had been received from Duga of the report ed assassination of Colonel Rieman. Th report may be baseless, although 3t is known to have been the determin iifclon of the terrorists to execute the death sentence upon other officers of the regiment besides General Min. Te Deums were sung to-day In many of the ctles for the escape of Premier Btolypin. The premier has received anany telegrams of sympathy, but it is noticeable that these are all from mu nicipalities, bourses and other official or semi-official organizations, and that the general public is not represented. JM. Stolypln's daughter is still alive, Ibut is highly nervous from shock. There Is some dissension In the camp of the social revolutionists over the de cision to wage a war of terrorism against all officials, as Is manifested,! Sn a proclamation by tne moderate yflag of the party, washing its hands f the attempt on the life of Premier Stolypin which Is attributed to the fly ing group, or younger members of the party. The Official messenger announces that Ithe officers and soldiers detailed to guard Belenzoff, the leader of the band, which robbed the Credit Mutual bank of Moscow of $437,500 will be court-mar-Itialed for allowing him to escape. II A RUE DIVORCE CASE. Humor That an Attempt is Being Made to Settle It. Pittsburg, Aug. 27. A rumor was In Circulation to-day that an attempt was ibeing made to settle the famous Hartje Iflivorce case, and that In case this was effected Judge R. S. Frazer would not tnake a decision It was learned, however, that numer ous attempts were made to settle the case while it was on trial, but that no jirogress was made, as neither side would opnsent to the other having cus tody of the two children. It was au thoritatively stated that no tentative basis of settlement has been reached. HEAVY SHOCK. Valparaiso Experiences Another But ; It Does No Damage. Valparaiso, Aug. 27 There was a Jieavy earthquake shock here to-day, Ibut no damage was done. Prominent citizens of Valparaiso met Ihis afternoon at the hall in the Mer icurio building and discussed plans for jthe rebuilding of the city. President elect Pedro Monett was present. j Calls for Flag Display. ' New York, Aug. 27. Acting Mayor IM.ifViwan snirt tnJa that ifwas his desire that all citizens should hang out American flags in honor of Mr Bryan ion his arrival on Thursday. The act ing mayor said that even if people did not sympathize with Mr Bryan's views he believed that all the visitors to the city would regard the display of Hags as a tribute to their section of the oouiitry. PRICE TWO CENTS. BE1IU IN THE FINALS. Four Times Within Stroke of Defeat, He Escapes. Newport, Aug. 27. Four times within a stroke of defeat, Karl H. Behr, of New York and Yale university, pulled his match with Raymond D. Little, also of New York, out of danger In the fourth set to-day, and then, taking the fifth, easily won a place, for the first time in his career, in the finals of the allcomers' tournament of the national tennis championship. The scores of the match were 2-6, 6-2, 6-8, 11-9, 6-2. Behr will meet William J. Clothier, of Phil adelphia, a Harvard graduate, in the finals to-morrow. Clothier easily de feated J, D. E. Jones in the other half of the semi-finals, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3. The Behr-Llttle match was by far the most exciting tennis seen on the Casino courts for many a day, and even fash ionable Newport stayed for the finish, although it was well along In the after noon when Little ended the contest by smashing the ball far out of court. AG Eh MAN DROWNED. Falls Between Boat and Dock at Ston ington. Stonington, Aug. 27. Moses E. Sebas tian, aged sixty-three years, was drowned to-night while attempting to go on board the barge Delia Callaghan, which was moored at the steamer dock. Sebastian was following Captain Soper, of the barge, and slipped while cross ing a board leading to the dock. He fell between the dock and the barge and was drowned before aid could reach him. His body was recovered later. Sebastian leaves a widow and four chil dren. IRISH HOME RULE SCHEME THE LEGISLATIVE UNION NOT TO RE TO I'CHED. Ireland's Representation at Westmin ster and the Powers of the Imperial Parliament Will Not he Changed Chief Feature the Establishment of an Irish Council at Dublin, Directly Elected. London, tAug. 28. The Daily Chroni cle this morning, forecasting the gov ernment's proposed devolution scheme for Ireland, says legislative union Will not be touched and the Irish represen tation at Westminster and the powers of the imperial parliament will not be changed. . The chief feature will be the establishment of an Irish council at Dublin, directly elected, consisting of 103 members, the same as the Irish representation in the house of com mon's, with the addition of forty-eight councillors directly elected for larger areas by electors having rateable value exceeding $100, peers and clergy men being eligible. This is almost the same as the legislative council and leg islative assembly of Gladstone's bill, only they form one body and not two. The nationalist party as now organiz ed would not easily gain a large major ity in the council. The chief secretary would, under the new scheme, be ex-oftlclo chairman of the Irish council, and, as representing the lord lieutenant, would consult with the leader of the majority in the coun cil regarding the appointment of the chief heads of departments, the head of the finance department occupying a position analogous to that of the pre mier, who with his colleagues would hold their posts dependent upon the vote of the council. The scheme includes the reorganiza tion of the Irish government into well defined departments, such, aa finance, land, education, etc. The judiciary will not be molested. The chief secertary will be the spokesman for the council, and its ministers to parliament., All Irish legislation would still come before the house of commons, bills being sent there by the council. Financial arrangements will be the crux of the scheme. Simplicity will be aimed at, the elab orate provisions of previous home rule bills not being revived. , The Daily Chronicle seems to Inti mate that Irish members of the house of commons will be members of the council,' which will sit when the im perial parliament is not sitting. The whole scheme will be open for revision after five years. HARVARD HIRES TRAINER. William F. Donovan, of Worcester, Chosen by Board. Cambridge, Mass., Aug. 27. At a meeting of the athletic board of control of Harvard university to-day William F. Donovan of Worcester was chosen trainer of the football, baseball and hockey teams at Harvard for the com ing year. He will take the place of John McMastters, who retirel last spring. For the past eleven years Don ovan has been athletic director at Wor cester academy. Gotch Defeats Lundln. Des Moines, la., Aug. 27.-Fank Gotch defended his title as champion oatch-as-eatch-ean wrestler of Amer ica, recently won from Tom Jenkins, against Hjalmar Lundin here to-night, and won in straight falls in twenty minutea, ten seconds. Terrorists Active in Moscow. Moscow, Aug. 27. The revolutionists have inaugurated a campaign against the police similar to the one so long in force in Warsaw. A sergeant and two policemen were shot with revolvers today. KEWIIAVEK, NEW RAILROAD RATE LAW NOW IN EFFECT NOT A SINGLE COMPANY EULLY COMPLIES WITH PRO VISIONS. Had Until Midnight Last Night to File With the Interstate Commerce Com mission Their Tariffs and Charges Inutile to Do So in the Time Specilled Under the Law the Roads May be Fined But It is Understood the Com mission Will Give Additional Time in Deserving Cases. New York, Aug. 27. -The new rail road rate law which applies to all rail roads doing an Interstate business goes into effect at midnight to-night. Ac cording to the new law the roads were to have filed with the commission by midnight all their tariffs and charges showing not only the full cost of trans portation from point to point, but also what items go to make up the cost. From to-morrow on there can be no "extras," but the shipper is expected to be able to obtain in advance a final statement of the charge he has to meet. It was stated to-day that in fact not a single company has been able to fully comply with the provisions of the law requiring them to have all their sched ules on file by midnight. The schedule 'of 'switching charges was the most dif ficult of completion and it is said that no road has been able to finish it. Under the law every company which fails to complete its schedules might be fined but it is understood that the interstate commerce commission will give additional time in every case when a road has given evidence of sin cere intent to comply with the law. To discuss this and other points, a com mittee representing the big eastern railroads will go to Washington to morrow in order to meet the commis sion. This conference will be attended by representatives of the anthracite coal roads who are anxious to obtain a ruling from the commission on that section of the law which prohibits a railroad from carr.ftng from state to state any article manufactured, min ed or produced by it except for its own use. It is expected that shippers will find themselves benefited by the provision which requires the railroads to Include all charges of whatsoever nature In their quoted rates. Therefore a ship per has had to figure for himself on icing, refrigerator and elevator charges and the dozen or more other incident als, dickering with the separate com panies Which had a hand in a trans portation or car of his shipment. Now the railroad must do that, and the shipper meets but one charge and deals with but one concern. All the sources of side, charges' are consolidated and private cars, side tracks, spurs, termin als, elevators, are made subject to the law. , The new law also requires the rail roads to establish a uniform system of accounting, and to keep their books open for inspection at all times by the. expert accountants of the commission. The railroad accountants are now con ferring in regard to the uniform sys tem of bookkeeping, which, however, will not go into effect until June 1 next year. In the meantime, the commission has put its own experts at work de vising a system. (Continued on Second Page.) SfAGIRT TOVRNAMENt. Opening Day of the Big Military Shoot. Sea Girt, N. J., Aug. 27. The opening day of the big military rifle shoot tour nament of 1906 was marked by rain, the greater part of the shooting being done in torrents of water. The riflemen remained steadfastly at the task, how ever, and darkness was very near when the last bullet of the company team match had passed through the target. The two scheduled events, the Colum bia trophy match and the com pany team match occupied the entire day. The team representing the Fourth regiment National Guard of New Jer sey was victorious in the Columbia match, while the company team match was won by the toam representing Co. H, Sixth Massachusetts regiment. Condltiona for shooting especially during the afternoon were as unsatis factory as should be imagined. The morning opened with prospects of fair weather, but by afternoon a heavy fall of rain was in evidence. A strong south wind blew directly across the range and that interfered seriously with the work of the competitors. Dowager Empress Appoints Committee. Pekin, lAug. 27. The dowager em press has appointed a committee con sisting of Prince Chun, Viceroy Yuan shikai, the minister of state, the mem bers of the grand council and the grand secretaries to consider the re port of the Chinese commissioners who recently returned from abroad and to make recommendations upon the sub ject to the throne. The majority of the committee are elderly conser vatives. Women's Western Golf Championship. Chicago, Aug. 27. Play for the wom en's western golf championship opened to-day on the links of the Exmoor club at Highland Park. The first half of the thirty-six-hole qualifying round was played, the other eighteen holes being the card for to-morrow. At the con clusion of the first round Mrs. Frank Anderson, of Hinsdale, 111., led with a core of 96, COM., TUESDAY AUGUST 28 1906 KILLED HER OWN DAUGHTER Mother Confesses at Revival Meeting After Nlue Years. Binghamton, N. Y.,, Aug. 27. Nine years ago Mrs. John Coleman, so she claims, murdered her two-year-old daughter in Towanda, Pa. , For nine years she kept the secret to herself. She has been a wanderer and an out cast, pursued wherever she went by the thought of her crime. Two months ago she was sent to the Pentecostal Rescue mission by Recorder Roberts. Last Thursday, during the revival camp meeting at Port Dickinson, she made a public confession of her aljeged crime. The local authorities have notified the Towanda police. DEUBH PRIMARIES Delegates to State Convention All Thayer Men. Derby, Aug. 27. The democratic pri maries were held here to-night and del egates to the various approaching con ventions were elected. The delegates to the state convention, all Thayer men, It is said, are as follows: George P. Sullivan, Charles J. Donahue, Ira F. Hoyt, John F. McEnerney and Frank Knight. Mr. Hoyt and James J. Sweeney were nominated for representatives. GLASS OUT OF BOAT AGAIN DOCTOR COMPELS HARVARD MAN TO GIVE VP PLACE, , Great Disappointment In Camp of American Collegians Cambridge Of fers No Objection to Unavoidable Changes Harvard Was to Row With Exactly Same Men ns She Did When Vale Was Defeated. Putney, Eng., Aug. 27. There was the greatest disappointment in the Harvard camp when It was announced this morning after practice that Glass would be compelled to obey Dr. Mac Mahon and again give up his place' in the boat, Flint or Morgan taking his seat. Glass, with his knee bandaged, rowed this morning, but complained of pain, and thought that he must have sustained a strain In the exertion of starting from the stakeboat. Flint is considered a strong man; but when the race was suggested Harvard agreed to row with the crew as It was when it beat Yale, and wits anxious to live up to thftt understanding, Cambridge 'has offered no abjection to ' unavoidable changes, but the Americans would have liked to row on the Thames with the same men that rowed in the lnter unlveralty race, and it is feared that now this is impossible, as the time is too short to make another change even if Glass should recover before Septem ber i. Every member of the Harvard crew, as well as the trainer and the doctor expressed themselves as thoroughly satisfied with their condition, and as sert that the prospects of winning are brighter than ever. Riverside experts likewise have a better opinion of Har vard than they had, and they now de clare that there Is no justification for odds on Cambridge. The only reason why betting men favor the homo crew is their better acquaintance with the waters on which the race will take plac. The crew was out for half an hour this morning, and the same time this evening. Faulkner wwed in Newhall's place to-night, the latter being called away to attend the funeral of his lit tle niece. The day's work was mainly paddling. Coxswain Blagdeni was taken over the course twice by a well-known professional waterman. Many Ameri cans watched the practice. OIL TRUST INDICTMENTS. Ten Containing 6,428 Counts Returned Yesterday In Chicago. Chicago, Aug. 27. The first federal grand jury to-day returned ten indict ments against the Standard Oil compa ny. The indictments, which contain 6,428 counts, are all in connection with the granting of rebates. No railroads were mentioned in the indictments, Each of the 6.428 counts in the ten Indictments covers an alleged offense, and is baaed on a tank car shipment of petrolium products from the refin eries ait Whiting, Ind. According to a statement issued after the indictments and been returned from the office of the United States district attorney, these shipments were carried by the follow ing roads: Chicago, Burlington & Quincy; Chicago & Alton, Chicago & Kastern Illinois, Evansvllle & Terre Haute, Illinois Central, Southern & Lake Shore and Michigan Southern. According to this statement the Bur lington & Alton roads "had published lawful rates of 18 cents per hundred pounds to East St Louis from Whiting, and 19 1-2 cents to St. Louis, but car ried oil for the Standard Oil company on a secret unpublished rate, at 6 and 7 1-2 cents to those points respective ly." , Pan American Conference Closes. Rio e "Janeiro, Aug. 27. The interna tional Pan-American conference clos ed to-night. The ceremonies were brief but impressive. General Rio Branco, the foreign minister of Brazil, made a farnwpll address, expressing the ffOV- emment's appreciation of having the conference here and declaring that the roaiilts would aid ereatly toward world peace. A brilliant ball at the foreign office followed .tne session. TELLINC BLOW AGAINST LOSE SEVENTEEN KILLED AND MANY WOUNDED JJH BRUSH. Attacked Near Clenfuegos by Force Under Colonel Valle Havana Now Reports the Insurrection in a Slinky Condition Piuo Guerra, the Rebel Leader, Declares Openly That Last Presidential Election Must be An nulled Before There Can be Peace in the Country. Havana, Aug. 27. At the moment to day when the government was Issuing Its proclamation offering pardon to rebels who would lay down their arms its forces were dealing the most tell ing blow that has yet been struck: ugainst insurgents in the field. For several days it had been' stated that General Guzman's force of insurgents, which was variously estimated at from 200 upwards, contemplated an attack on Cienfuegos. Colonel Valle, with a detachment of rural guards and volun teers, was dispatched to Cienfuegos for the 'purpose of engaging Guzman and breaking up the band. The encounter of the two forces to-day resulted in the worst disaster which the insurgents have sustained up to this time. They lost seventeen men killed and many wounded, while the loss to the govern ment force was one man killed. The insurrection seems in a shaky condition, although the end may not be as near as members' of' the govern ment profess to believe. Ex-Congress-nianGauatino (Pino) Guerra, the insur gent leader, operating in the province of Pinar del Rio, in a signed statement telegraphed to The Associated Press to night, declares that he is as determin ed as ever that the last presidential election shall be annulled before there can be peace in Cuba. That Guerra's force of 2,000 men is well armed and supplied with ammunition and good is amply verified. Their greatest draw back now is the lack of money; but the people of the western part of Pinar del Rio are furnishing them with all the supplies needed, taking in return therefor orders on the "Cuban govern ment" and in many cases refusing to accept any consideration. The government's offer of amnesty, which was issued this afternoon, is variously received. It is Impossible to say what Its effect will be upon those to which It is addressed. -.Alfredo Zayas, president of the senate and leader of the liberal party, stated to night that he was unable to express any opinion as to whether - the insur gents Would grasp the opportunity of fered them of surrendering, but said in his opinion, as a lawyer Secretary Mental vo could not legally issue such an order, for the constitution provides that only the president may make such a proclamation, which must be count ei signed by some member of the cab inet. Secretary Montalvo, on the con trary, stated to the (Associated Press that the offer of clemency was Issued by the direct order of President Palma and also gazetted officially. The sec retary added that the document was In reality an order vi the secretary of the intertor, issued by direction of the president to General Rodriguez, com mander of the rural guards. The foreign element, including many Americans, criticize the offer of amnes ty ns a weak and disappointing action, showing a de-ire for peace at any price and a willingness to sacrifice the possi bility Of future security to a present expediency. Secretary Montalvo's order does not provide for the relief of alleged con spirator? who are now in jail in Ha vana, and the question has arisen as (Continued on Second Page.) WILLING TO DISBAND. Iii nim out Leaders Said to be Ready to Accept Amnesty, Havana, Aug. 27. Senator Dolz, a leader of the moderate party, at the conclusion of a conference with Pres ident Palma at midnight, stated that practically all the Insurgent leaders of consequence, except Pino Guerra, had signified their wljlingness to disband their men, If all were guaranteed Im munity for their insurrectionary acts. On account of information of 'the in surgents willingness to quit there will be no further enlistments. TWO OUT tOR PLACE. Foss Out for the Lieutenant Governor ship of Bay State. Boston, Aug. 27. Nomination papers for lieutenant-governor In every ward in Boston were taken out to-day by Lieutenant-Governor Eben S. Draper and by Eugene N. Foss, candidates for the republican nomination. The papers will be filed on Saturday and both the advocates of the present lieutenant governor and those of Mr. Foss, the reciprocity candidate, will try to get the position at the heftd of the ballot by filing their papers first. Conditional Gifts to American Board. Boston, Aug. 27. The American board of commissioners for foreign missions announced to-day that two Boston mer chants have offered to the board sums aggregating $30,000 on the condition that a total of $100,000 be secured through contribution by September 4. The gifts spring from the fact that the receipts of the board for the year have increased $100,000. THE CABRIKOTOy pubusiuno CO, DtPRECATES THE IDEA. London Chronicle Against Anglo-Ameri- can Naval Gunning Contest. London, Aug. 28.-The Daily Chronicle publishes this morning articles depre cating the so-called Anglo-American naval gunnery contest, and says: "The idea is one that should be nip ped In the bud forthwith. It is to the last degree undesirable that any one should know too exactly, how well or how badly we shoot in comparison with other navies." The Daily Chronicle argues that gun nery emulation would be likely to pro duce a desire for a real test in war, and says: "We do not want such hopes In the British or American navies; but an in ternational school would certainly pro duce them." pTiWlY TROtHIhh HOLD. Three Spanish Ships Bring the Sum of . $103. . Washington, Aug. 27 Three Spanish ships captured by Admiral Dewey in Manila Bay May 1,' 189S, were sold by the navy department to-day for $103. These ships were advertised at several Asiatic ports, the total cost of advertis ing being $28, and the navy department is quite well satisfied that the bids were sufficient to cover the expense of adver tising. The three ships are the Albay, Manileno and Mindanao. They have been stripped of everything movable, find are simply old hulks, practically useless for any, purpose of the navy. SECOND WEEK AT READYILLE SEVENTEEN HORSES FACE THE STARTER IN 8:13 CLASS. Klnstress and Totnra Trot So Fast They Will Hereafter be in the 2il0 Class Prince Hal Takes the 2:07 Pace in Three Straight Heats Lady Resolute Captures the 2:16 Trot. Readville, Mass., Aug. 27. The feat. ure of the opening dav of the nwronfl , week in the grand circuit meet at .theJtZ," 01 1,mPwta,nce tint Readvllle track to-day was the entry of Klnstre.? and Totara into the 2:10 trotting class, the former securing a record or 2: m 3-4 in the 2:13 trot, which she won, while Totara trotted the flnat heat of the 2:15 trot in the same time. lotara weakened in the other heats ana uaay Kesolute won the greater portion of, the purs. The 2:07 pace went to Prince Hal ii straight heats. The weather was threatening and the card did not offer any special attractions,,-so the -crowd was the smallest since the meeting began. Seventeen horses faced the starter in the 2:13 trotting event and it was a long time before they were lined up properly. Klnstress went out in the lead on the first heat and although pressed hard by Betty Brook, won it by half a length. UJIie Jay beat out Klnstress by a neck on the second heat and led in the last one until the stretch was reached, when a break ruined her chances and Klnstress won easily. Totara was picked to win the 2:15 trot, but after taking the first heat in new time, Lady Resolute proved stronger and captured the place of honor. Prince Hal won the pacing race with out difficulty. Summaries: 2:07 Class Pacing Purse $960 -Divid-b ,T ed $320 each heat. Prince Hal, b g, by Star Hal vramiwj Red Bird, b h (Cox). . . .' o Darkey Hal, blk m (Nucko'lsj". . 7 Sufreet, blk m (Walker) s Ed C, b g (Hogan) ........ 4 Kdwln S, oh g (Curry) 5 Peruna, B g (L. Murphy) g Time 2:07, 2:07, 2:06.' 1 3 2 5 4 6 dis 2:13 Trotting Purse $900 . Divided $320 each hpt. Klnstress, b m, by Kinster (Clark) 1 2 1 Allie Jay, b m (Kinnev).... 4 15 Betty Brook, b m (Titer) 2 32 Mnck Mack, b g (Helman) 14 4 3 Grace A, rh m (Pemarest) . . . . 3 5 11 Grattan Bolls, b h (McCargo) 16 13 4 Imperial Allerton, br h (Snow) 5 10 9 Bowcatchor, b g (McCarthy) ..776 Larabie Rose, b m (Heald)' 6 12 7 Elberta, b g (Dore) 8 g MacDougttll, ch h (Laseite). . 10 11 8 Mary Scott,- b m (McHenry).. 11 8 13 Exalted, b h (McMaJion) 9 9 10 Princess Athel, b m (Walker) 13 15 14 Jack Wilkes, b g (Nuckols).. 16 14 , d Paul Cmger, b g (Barnes) 12 dlfe Charlie T, blk g (Curry) 17 dr Time 2:09, 2:09, 2:1014. 2:16 Class Trpttlii Pnrse $960-r Dlivded mo each heat. Ladv Resolute, b jnfl bv Aller ton (Lasell) 2 Totara, b m (Titer) 1 O. H. W., b g (McCarthy) 6 India, br m (Eldrertge) s Jennie Scott, b m (McHenry) 5 Nanoy Nelson, ch m (Wall) . . 4 Lucretia, br m (Thompson).. 7 Time 2:09, 2:10, 2:11. Postofflce Clerks Farm Union. Chicago, Aug. 27. Representative postofflce clerks from six states of the west met to-day and formed a union under the auspices of the American Federation of Labor. Shipping News. New York, Aug. 27. Arrived: Steam er Minnetonka, London. Hamburg, Aug. 24. Arrived: StPam er Graf Waldersee, New York via Cher bourg. Christiansand, Aug. 26. 6 a. m. Ar rived: Steamer Hellig Olav, New York for Copenhagen. Hamburg, Aug. 27. The reported sailing 23d of steamer Deutschland for New York was an error. Hamburg, Aug. 26. Arrived: Steam er Kaiserln Auguete Victoria, New York via Plymouth and Cherbourg. Cherbourg, Aug. 26. Midnight Sail ed: Steamer FriPdrtch der Grosse (from Bremen), New York. Plymouth, Aug. 27. 4 p. m. Bailed: Steamer Fretoria (from "Hamburg) New York. JAPAN 10 OPEN BALKY TO SATfflNS OF WORLD AFTER SEPTEMBER 1 Pom , WILL BE PREE TO ALL COMMERCE. No Import or Export Duty to bo Lev. ied on Articles Imported Into or E ported Prom Kwan-6u-Shu-Jpm,es, Charge at Washington Makes State, mcnt to the State Department Ja. pan's Contention Regarding th Ope. Door nnd the Back Door. Washington, Aug. V.Mr. Mlyaoka, the Japanese charge, called at the stat department to-day and. advised Actirtj Secretary Adee that Japan' will ope. Datny to the commerce of all naHont after September l. it is to be a fre port, and no Import or export duty, wil be levied on articles of commerce im. ported into or exported from Kwan-Su Shu from Dalny. ',.." , From the same date ships of all na tions will be .permitted to ply and en gage in traffic between Dalny or Tair en, as the town is now called, and all the ports of Japan that are open to for eign commerce. The following statement was imad to-day. "Appropos of the announcement of this decision of the imperial govern ment to open the port of Tairen to thi commerce of all nations, it will be re called that the attitude of Ja.paa on thesubjectof the establishment of Chin-' ese customs at the port 0f Tairen tot the purpose of collecting import duties on merchandise destined for Mamohunla has been a matter of comment in the press. It is pointed out that the es tablisihment ot such customs at the Russian-Manchurian frontier would ba disastrous, not only to the trade o Japan, but to the trade of all other na tions which can ship merchandise to Mancfiuria only by sea route. "The Eastern Chinos ; bikh-'c anery or 'jvranchurian commerce, gooas or uTOruiutnaise . wmch enter .Manchuria by the Southern Manchuri an railway shall stand in no more un favorable po'sHiott than the merchan dise that enters Manchuria from the ! north by the Eastern Chinese raiia-a,, if'ni moPe especially as, by the treaty "ua,ala a"a cnium, articles cf Kujneree entering- china from the Bussiani frontier by that railway is sub ject to: only two-thirds of the tariffs that are imposed on articles imported through the open ports on the coast of China. If Chinese customs were to be established solely ait Tairen, while goods entering by the back door from the Russian frontier were to be exempt from the payment of even two-thirds of , the ordinary customs tariff, the South era Manchurian railway would be fje-'"' riously handicapped on the question of the establishment of Chinese customs ait Tairen. Japan's contention has merely been that it would be unjust unless customs were sJimutanously sw tablished at the 'Russo-Chines frontier, " so that the back door may equally be guarded when the front door is clos ed to duty free entry." i DISTRIBUTIONOECRO WX LANDS Ukase Published Transferring: 4, 600,000 Acres to Peasants. St. Petersburg, Aug. 27. The distri bution of crown appanages, the first part of the administration's agrarian programme by which it is hoped to win the peasantry to the support of the gov ernment at the coming elections, was put in effect to-day, when a ukase waa published transferring the 4,500,000 acres 01 appanage lands, mentioned in the Associated Press dispatches August 23, ' to the peasant banks for distribution to the peasants. The urgency of the situ ation is such that the ukase, which was signed the day of the attempt on the life of Premier Stolypin, was gassetted without waiting for final decision as to the method and terms of payment The principal question, whether the pay ment shall extend over thirty-three or sixty years, has not yet been decided. The announcement on this point and of the transfer of 10,000,0JO acres of crown lands will be made later. The lands chosen for this first distri bution include: ' One Lands under cultivation, which are not contiguous to forest tracts and where leases have expired. Two Forest adjoining or surrounded by peasant holdings. Three Woodlands sultaNe . in the governments of Arcla.ngle and1 "Vologda. The following kinds of appanages are excluded from these operations: Districts devoted to factories, foun dries or any mining concerns, or pro vided with agricultural or other valu able buildings, or gardens in a high state of cultivation; those unsuited for farming, and, finally, crown lands in the Crimea and trans-CauGasia and those appertaining to the Bieloviezh forest. . The apportionment of long assigned ror saie ana tne taxation unposaoie on said lands will be fixed by the agrarian committee appointed by the imperial ukaae of March 4, with the assistance, of the peasant banks. The preparation of the scheme of transfer and the ar rangements with the comptroller of ap panage lands, and the final settlement of the conditions of sale by imperial de cree, are confined to the minister of the imperial household, who will consult the ministers of the Interior and finance and the chief agricultural authorities. All the schemes must first receive the emperor's sanction.