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Last Act In The War Drama Closed And The Curtain Goes Down HISTORICAL PAPER’S CONTENTS Mr. Witte Signed First and When All Had Done So Baron Eosen and Ba ron Komura Exchanged Compli ments For the Two Misssions—• Russian Mission Attends Thanks giving Service at Christ Episcopal Church—Eulers to Sign Copies Within 50 Days. Portsmouth, N. H., Special.—The treaty of Portsmouth was signed short ly before 4 o’clock Tuesday afternoon in the conference room of the navy general store at the navy yard. The firing of a national salute of 19 guns was the signal which told the people of Portsmouth, Kittery and Newcastle that the peace of Portsmouth was an accomplished fact, and the church bells in the three towns were soon pealing forth a joyful refrain. For 47 minutes those outside the conference room anxiously awaited the (signal. Suddenly an orderly dashed to the entrance of the peace building, and waved his hand to the gunner a few feet away and the opening shot of the salute rang out on the clear air of the soft September afternoon, pro claiming peace between Russia and Ja pan. WITTE GRASPS KOMURA’S HAND. Up to the moment of signing the treaty, no word had broken the silence of the conference room. Throwing his pen aside, Mr. Witte, without a word, reached across the table and grapsed Baron Komura’s hand. His conferees followed and the Russian and Japanese delegates remained for a moment in silence, their right hands tightly clasp ed across the conference table. The war was over—Russia and Japan were once more friends. This simple ceremony rang through and deeply impressed the attaches and secretaries of the two missions, who, With the invited witnesses, had formed a large circle around the delegates sit ting at the table. Baron de Rosen was the first to break the silence. Rising from his seat, the ambassador, looking at Baron Komura and Mr. Takahira straight in the eye, said a few words which one had only to hear to know that they came from his heart. He began by saying that he wished, on behalf of Mr. Witte, Rus sia’s first plenipotentiary, and in his own name, to say a few words. ROSEN’S EARNEST WORDS. “We have just signed,” continued the ambassador, “an act which -will have forever a place in the annals of his tory. As negotiators on behalf of the empire of Russia, as well as the empire of Japan, we may -with tranquil con science say that we have done all that was in our power in order to bring about the peace for w'hich the whole civilized world was longing. We earn estly hope that friendly relations be tween the two empires will henceforth be firmly established and we trust that his "'celleney, Baron Komura, as Min istv yf Foreign Affairs, and one of the leading statesmen of his country, -will apply to the strengthening of these re lations, the wide experience and wise statesmanship he so conspicuously dis played during these negotiations, which, have now been so auspiciously con cluded.” BARON KOMURA’S RESPONSE. Baron Komura replied that he shared entirely the views of Baron de Rosen. The Treaty of Portsmouth which they had just signed, he said, was in the interest of humanity and civilization and he was happy to believe that it •would bring about a firm, lasting peace between the two neighboring empires. He begged to assure the Russian pleni potentiaries that it would be his duty as well as his pleasure to do everything in his power to make the treaty in fact what it professes to be in words—a treaty of peace and amity. Portsmouth, N. H., Special.—The peaee opens with a preamble reciting that his majesty, the Emperor and au tocrat of all the Russians, and his maj esty, the Emperor of Japan, desiring to close the war now subsisting be tween them and having appointed their x^spective plenipotentiaries and fur nished them with full powors, Jhich were found to be in form, have come to an agreement on a treaty of peane and arranged as follows: Article 1 stipulates for the establish Caucasus in Wild Panic. Baku, By Cable—Troops under the direction of the Governor are acting •with the utmost vigor, hut they have not succeeded in restoring order, al thought there is rather less firing. Armed rioters attacked the oil works in the suburb of Balakhan, and afte. a hot firitit set fire to them. Tartar bands a7e scouring the country, mur dering and pillaging. The country is m a state of wild panic and houses and farms are being abandoned. ment of peace and friendship between the sovereigns of the two empires and between the subjects of Russia and Ja pan, respectively. Article 2.—His majesty, the Emperor of Russia, recognizes the preponderant interest from political, military and economical points of view of Japan in the empire of Korea and stipulates that Russia will not oppose any meas ures for its government, protection or control that Japan will deem necessary to take in Korea in conjunction with the Korean government, but Russian subjects and Russian enterprises are to enjoy the same status as the sub jects and enterprises of other coun tries. Article 3.—It is mutually agreed that the territory of Manchuria be simul taneously evacuated by both Russian and Japanese troops. Both countries are concerned in this exaeuation, their situations being absolutely identical. All rights acquired by private persons and companies shall remain intact. Article 4.—The rights possessed by conformity with the lease by Russia cf Port Author and Dalny, together with the lands and waters adjacent, shall pass over in their entirety to Japan, but the properties and the rights of Russians subjects are u> be safeguard ed and respected. Article 5.—The governments of Rus sia and Japan engage themselves recip rocally not to put any obstacles to the general measures (Which shall be alike for all nations) that China may take for the development of the commerce and industry of Manchuria. Article 6.—The Manchurian Railway shall be operated jointly between Rus sia and Japan at Kouang-Tcheng-Tse. The two branch lines shall be operated only for commercial and industrial pur I poses. In view of Russia keeping her branch line with all rights acquired by her convention with China for the con struction of that Railway, Japan ac quires the mines in connection with such branch line which falls to her However, the rights of private pparties or private enterprises are to be respec ted. Both parties to this treaty remain absolutely frree to undertake what they deem fit on ex-propriated ground. Article 7.—Russia and Japan engage themselves to make a conjunction of the two branch lines which they own at Kouang-Tcheng-Tse. Article 8.—It is agreed that the branch lines of the Manchuria Rail way shall be worked with a view to assure commercial traffic between them without obstruction. Article 9.—Russia cedes to Japan the southern part of Sakhalin Island as far north as the fiftieth degree of north latitude, together with the is lands depending thereon. The right of free navigation is assured in the bays of La Perouse and Tartare. Article 10.—This article recites the situation of the Russian subjects on the southern part of Sakhalin Island and stipulates that Russian colonists there shall be free and shall have the right to remain without changing their nationality. Per contra, the Japanese government shall have the right to force Russian convicts to leave the territory which is ceded to her. Article 11.—Russia engages nen.su to make an agreement ''-lth Japan giving to Japanese subjects <ue right to fish in Russian territorial waters of the Sea of Japan, the coast of Okhotsk and Behring Sea. Article 12.—The two high contract i ing parties engage themselves to is I new the commercial treaty existing between the two governments prior to the war, in all its vigor, with slight modifications in details and with a most favored nation clause. Article 13.—Russia and Japan recip rocally engage to restitute their pris oners of war on paying the real cost of keeping the same, such claim for cost to be supported by documents. Article 14.—This peace treaty shall be drawn up in two, languages, French and English, the French text being ev idence for the Russians and the Eng lish text for the Japanese. In case of difficulty of interpretation, the French document to be final evidence. Article 15.—The ratification of this treaty shall he countersigned by the sovereigns of the two States within fifty days after its' signature. The French and American embassies shall 'be intermediaries between the Japan ese and Russian governments to an nounce by telegraph the ratification 6f tho treaty. The additional articles are agreed to as follows: Article One.—The evacuation of Manchuria by both armies shall be completed within eighteen months from the signing of the treaty, begin ning with the retirement of troops of the fi'rSt line. At the expiration of the eighteen months the two parties will only be able to leave as guards of the railway fifteen soldiers per kilo metre. Article Two.—The boundary which Hiqus the parts owned respectively by Russia and Japan in the Sakhalin Is land shall be definitely marked off on the spot by a special limitographio commission. ' Dr. Rice Named. Columbia, S. C„ Special—The exe cutive committee of the Columbia Theological seminary has been in ses sion here all clay in an effort to elect a president of the institution. They did this indirectly only, having recom mended to the trustees that Dr. Ther on H. Rice, of Atlanta, be given a po sition. He was leader in the movement to have the seminary moved from Co lumbia and consolidated with the Clarksville university into a big Pres byterian university at Atlanta. ITotes of Southern Cotton Mills and Other Manufacturing Enterprises Fountain Inn, S. C.—The Fountain Inn Manufacturing Co., has decided to add 4,500 spindles. The company has erected a two-story 75x104 ad dition to its buildings to receive the new spindles and preparatory ma chinery, and this equipment is now being placed in position. It is also adding 60 72-incli Jacquard looms for weaving cotton damasks and equip ping a dyehouse. J. E. Young, super intendent, made the plans for the im provements, and is in charge of all the work connected therewith. The cost of these betterments will amount to about $50,000. The company has been operating 5,664 ring spindles and 3,000 twisting spindles, manufac turing yearns. Its present enlarge ment is the second in five years under the same management. C. K. Gra ham is president, and R. L. Graham, treasurer. Columbia, S. C.—The stockholders of the Olmpia Cotton Mills, met last week, purpsuant to a resolution adopted by the directors at a meeting held on July 13, and voted an in crease in the capital stock to the amount of $3,000,000. The amount of the increase is $1,800,000, and is to be known as “first preferred stock.” Practically all of this amount will be issued to the present holders of the first mortgage bonds. The company is practically reorganized. The mill and equipment is in the best physical condition and indications are that the demand for the produet of the 100,320 spindles and 2,250 looms will be satisfactory. Textile Notes. The Lancaster, S. C., Cotton Mills has declared its urual semi-annual dividend of 3 1-2 per cent. The Eureaka Cotton Mills of Ches ter, S. C., has declared its usual semi animal dividend of 3 1-2 per cent. Messrs. Sanders, Simth & Co., of Charlotte, N.C., will install a 'bleach ing plant in their eottop-batting mill. This improvement will add largely to the mill’s capacity, which is now 2, 500 pounds daily cotton batting and mattress felts. The Eagle and Phoenix Mills of Columbus, Ga., announced its fall prices on rope last week and on the same day filed orders for 250,000 pounds of the product. The rope manufactured varies from three-six teenths to three-quarters of an inch iii diameter. The Pomona Cotton Manufacturing Co. of Greensboro, N. C., will root in mill No. 2, which is 136x200 feet in size, and fill it with machinery later on, after the first mill of 10,000 spindles and 300 looms is finding a ready market for its product of ex port sheetings and drills. A stock company has been organ ized at Clafton, Ga., to establish a $100,000 cotton factory, and will be gin to erect its buildings next month. A third cotton mill for Newberry, S. C., is the latest announcement along the line of that city’s progress and spirit. 1 (]fines iceman. tlie promoter or the cotton mill for Clieraw, S. C., is looking over sites for the mill. It is said that sufficient capital lias been subscribed to build the mill at once. Capital $100,000. Capitalists of Meridian, Miss., dis gusted with eastern associates fail ing to put up $200,000 promised mon ey, have assumed charge of the pro posed Beatrice Cotton Mills, costing $500,000. Half tlie capital is already raised, and the plant will be bonded for the balance. It may now be counted as an es tablished fact, that Cherryville is to have her fourth cotton mill in the near future. A Winston special says: “C. B. Watson left for Halifax county, Va., to appear for the defense in a $30. 000 damage suit, instituted against the big cotton mill at Roanoke Rap ids, for which John Patterson, form erly of this city, is manager. The case is set for trial this week. The Saluda River Power Co. re ports steady progress on the con struction. of the dam for its water power development five miles from Greenville. The dam will be 38 feet high, to develop 25-00 horse-power. The work of installing the new electric lighting system in the White Oak Cotton Mills at Greensboro has been completed and accepted. The plant is one of the largest in the South, there being \n one of the rooms of the mill over 300 arc lights 1 of 1.000 candle power each. The system was installed under the diree- ■ tion of Mr. W. R. Chapman. A Newberry, S. C., special says: A third cotton mill for Newberry is the latest announcement along the line of this city’s progress and spirit. A prominent, citizen thoroughly alive to the interests of Newberry and its people, stated _ that the mill will he erected. It is probable that it will Im built at Helena, a small town ad joining this city. Newberry at pres ent boasts of two o£ the finest cotton mills in the state. Frightful Drop From Elevated Road in New York 12 CILLED AND 40. BADLY INJURED Train on Ninth Avenue Line Going at Speed in Expectation of a Straight Track is Mistakenly Switched Onto the Curving Sixth Avenue Junction and the Second Car’s Couplings Yield to the Strain Plunging It With Occupants 25 Feet Below. New York, Special—The death list of Monday’s accident on the 9th avenue elevated railroad when a car crrowded with early workers on on their way down town pitched headlong into the street, stand at twelve. Three men are in hospitals with fracture dskulis. One of these, who as yet remains uni dentified at Roosevelt Hospital ,is un conscious and not expected to live. More than two score persons were in jured, many of them seriously. THE DEAD. Jacob M. Anspach, a merchant and number of the Newark, N. J., board or lirnde. Brncst P. Scheible, an electrician, lheodcro Morris, colored. Jrhn Cochrane. Solomon Neugrass, employed by the Mutual Chemical Company. Lees, an electrician. Jpseph Eaehe, a policeman. X.mes Cooper, employed by Fireproof Tenement House Association. Bhima Conhoven, died in Roosevelt Plcprital. Abort Weilster, clerk, died in Roose velt Hospital. O' the dead, the most frightfully mu tilated was James Cooper, whose head waS completely' severed from his body. THE SERIOUSLY INJURED. Hurry Aitkens, policeman, fracture of tbs and dislocated leg. TYm. Butler, fractured arm and lac erat'd head. Mjirtin Fitzgerald, internal injuries. .Tames Greer, leg crushed. Patrick J. Gilliam, left side crushed. John Gensel, arm- fractured. Bridgett McMahon, internal injuries and injuries to head. John T. MeKinn, left shoulder dis located and leg crushed. Wm. T. Niebuher, skull fractured. Henry Osterlin, arm fractured. Seymour Rowe, skull fractured. FredjWister, both arms fractured. Unidentified man, fractured skull, un conscious, at Roosevelt Hospital. The pause of the accident arid the immediate responsibility remain to be settled] The motorman of the wreck ed trap is a fugitive, while aswitoll man, conductor and lour guards are under invest. The switchman is charg ed with manslaughter and the train men are held as witnesses. Monday night Coroner Seholer, who has under taken the work of fixing the blame for the wreck announced that the switch man's bond had been placed at $5,000 and those of the witnesses at $100 each. Forty Prussians Slain. Tokio, By Cable.—On September 9 the Japanese in North Korea dispatch ed the bearer of a flag of truce to the Russian camp, but the Russians refused t o treat, owing to the non-arrival of the notice that an armistice was to he arranged. Skirmishing occurred in Manchuria September 9. Two compa nies of Russian infantry with two guns opened an attack, but were outflanked by the Japanese and fled in disorder, leaving forty corpses. Arms For Revolutionists. Helsingfors, Finland, by Cab* Cus toms officials on Saturday discovered 660 carbijtes of Swedish manufacture, with bayonets, and 120,000 cartridges on a barren island in the Gulf of Both nia, near 'Kerni. On Sunday morning a boat belonging to the customs service discovered a. 300-ton steamer near Kalf swaer Rock, 20 miles outside Jacob stad. The captain and members of the crew, who spoke in English, declared that the steamer was fully loaded with rif.es and cartridges, and thereupon the customs officials ordered the captain to tart his vessel into port and discharge the jeargo. *_Mixed State of Affairs. St. Petersburg, By Cable.—Dispatches from Baku received indicate that in creased auiet and better conditions are prevailing there. No further fires nave occurred and the troops which have jar- I rived there are now holding thej oil | fields under control. The news other parts of the Caucasus, lionH is ve-'V disquieting. Disturbances — spreading all over the region, less seriously. _ jaPHE . Will Meet to Run Line. Hfl Godzyadani. Manchuria. By CabMHj It is announced that Generals ski and Fukushima. representin^BBHj spectivc-ly General Liucvitch and I- . j Marshal Oyama, will meet 13 to establish a line of deniareati tween the two LmL will have a small escort. Mm report that the Japanese army tufu will retire to Mukden m tej^g^H Not a Case of Graft But One of Par tiality and Favoritism PARTISANSHIP, NOT CORRUPTION Reason For the Summary Dismissal of Public Printer Palmer is Given by President Roosevelt. Oyster Bay, L. I., Special—President Roosevelt has made public the report of the Keep commission on its recent investigation of affairs in the Govern ment Printing Office at Washington. The inquiry was made by special di rection of the President on account of a protest which he had received from a protest whichhehad received from of ficials of the Mergenthaler Typesetting Machine Company against the award of a contract by Public Printer Frank W. Palmer to the Lanston Monotype Com pany for 72 machines of its make. The President decided, after an ex amination of the Keep report, that the contract for the Lanston machines should stand. The Keep commission , reported that if the contract could be set aside, “such a course would be ad visable,” although the commission states expressly that “no corrupt con sideration, payment or promise passed from the Lanston Monotype Company to the public printer or to any person in the government service,” It was developed by the investiga tion, however, that two important as sistants of the public printed were in directly interested in the Laston Com pany, “their wives being stockholders therein.” The commission shows that a fair and impartial test of the Lanston and Mergenthaler machines was not made, and reports that the purchase of so large a number of Lanston machines was “improvident” and indicated “great partiality and bias on the part of the public printer.” The commission re gards the purchase as “maladministra tion.” ice text or tne presidents mem orandum upon the report follows: “Oyster Bay, Sept, 9, 1905. “The conclusion of the committee are hereby approved, save the latter part of conclusion first. It does not appear that there is any question as to the validity of the contract in question. If it had not been for the conduct of the Mergenthaler Company in preferring the charge discussed by the committee in conclusion two, that of corruption, I should agree with the committee that it would be desirable to set aside the contract, if such course were legal. But second only to corruption in a public office in point of inquiry, comes making a baseless charge of corruption, and this is what the committee finds the Marganthaler Company has done in this case, its comments being in part: “ ‘In the light of the failure of the company to produce evidence of such corruption, it must be held that the charge was made recklessly and the Mergenthaler Company should be se verely condemned for including such a charge in a formal communication to the president of the United State' made as a basis for official action ju his part. It is fair also to the Lanstcn Monetype Company to say that no fM dence was produced by the Mei^en" thaler Company, nor was any ob*il3erl by the committee in the cours' °f its hearing, tending to show any promise, payment or consideration c- auy whatsoever made by the T1138*-03 Com- , pa:;;,-, or any of its off5-01’3 01’ aSents, to any person in the government sei- , vice.’ “Had not this cjarye°‘ corruption ^ been made I p>ouh. have entnely , agreed with thPconcillElon ?*- : mittee that if* were pcssib e (which 1 it is not) it vould he desirable to can- i cel the coD-raci' 31 Question. , “Public -Printer Palmer has been re- ( moved f031 office. The cases of the siibordnates aliutled to in the report must--06 taken UP iu connection with tpe discipline and re-organization of tiy bureau when Mr. Palmer’s suc .dss or assumes oSice. “THEODRORE ROOSEVELT. Referring to the allegation that Os car J. Ricketts was the candidate of the Mergantlialer Company for Public Printer, the report says: “Questions were asked of the Public. Printer, Mr. Dove and General Michner, as to what grounds the;/ had for thinking that the Mergenthaler Company was be hind Mr. Ricketts. The seasons given were of an unsubstantial character and it is only just to Mr. Ricketts to say that there is not in the evidence taken before this committee anything to show an illegitimate connection between Mr. Rockets and the Mergenthaler Com pany.” Gomez on Para.de. Santiago de Cuba, By Cable. General Joseph Miguel Gomez, Governor of Santa Clara province and National Lib eral candidate for Presidency, and an escort of a thousand horsemen entered the city Saturday morning and par raded. The Governor of this province and the maynr of the city, anticipat ing disorder, made elaborate police ar late fever report Conditions Alternately Morse and Better at Stricken Centers VIGOROUS WORK FO EXTERMINATE Sunday’s Reports Show That New Cases Are Still Developing, Though Not So Numerous. New Orleans, Special—Official re port to 6 p. m.: New cases, 27; total, 2,2S9. Deaths, 7; total, 316. New Foci, 11. Cases under treatment, 295; dis charged, 1,677. The unfavorable part of the Sunday report is the unusually large number of deaths. Another distinguished member of the Roman Catholic clergy is in the list, Father L. E. Green, of the Jesuit College. He died at 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon, after being ill eact ly a week. He was struck with a chill last Sunday just after delivering a lec ture, but nothing was thought of it. The next day he visited a room in the college which had been screened and made ready for emergencies in accord ance with the suggestion of Dr. White, and jokingly remarked to one of his colleagues that they had the room ready now and only needed the first pa tient. A few hours later he was the occupant. He was later transferred to the Hotel Dieu. He suffered from other complications which caused the fatal ending. He was 38 years of age and a native of England. Fie had been here about two years and was a teacher in the branch school conducted by the Jesuits on St. Philip street. There was not a single Italian name among the other deaths. One occurr ed in the Emergency Hospital, one in Algiers and one in the Fx-ench Asylum, ' on St. Ann street. Since the Marine Hospital Service has been in charge, the officers have discovered 57 foci infections, which has been of some standing and were unknwon except through the second ary infection. The district officers have been especially diligent in thus trac ing up infection and this has been the means of checking what threatened to be serious nests in different neigh borhoods. 19 MEN BLOWN TO SHREDS. Terrible Destruction Wrought l r Powder Mill Explosion. Connelsville, Pa., Special.—The Rand Powder Mills at Fairchance, six miles south at Uniontown, were entirely wip ed out by an explosion at 9.05 o’clock Saturday. Of the 32 men who went to work in the mill, 19 are known to be dead. Of these 13 have been identified. Nine men, including C. M. Rand, man ager of the plant, were seriously injur ed. Scores of people in the town of Fair chance, within half a mile of the pc;’ der mills, were more or less pair"lly im-ared. The shock of the explosion 'as <., tinctly felt in Connelsville ™11 ®s away, building being ror-ldCl 011 their foundations. At TJnior*jV;n hundreds of panes of glass wer- broken. In the town of Fa i-’'(’franco i3 scarcely^ a house that did no-; suffer damage, i ne sides wet bat^red as though axes had jeen used. Haystacks were toppled )ver in the fields and live stock were panned. The rails of the Baltimore & jhio Railway and the West Pennsyll •ania Traction Railway Company were ooted from the road bed and traffic ras delayed from four to six hours, ransfers being made over the Fenn lylvania. Thain No. 52 on the Balti nore «nd Ohio had a narrow escape rom annihilation. It had just passed he Rand Mills when the explosion oc loaehes were shattered and passengers loaches -were shattered in passengers hrcwn into a panic. Had the train ieen a few seconnds late it would have seen blown up, as the mills were in a :ew rods off the track. A street car on ;he West Pennsylvania road had also >assed just a few seconds before tho ixplosion and was far away enough to :scape damage, though it was derailed. Notchez Has Two New Cases. Natchez, Miss., Special.—Two nev.r cases in one family, making one new focus of infection, were reported Sun day. The patients, Ruby and Joe Ziegler, white, live on a street adja cent to the block where the first infec tion was discovered. There are now five cases under. treatment. A re sume of the local fever record shows 19 cases for the last two weeks; no deaths. Monday was fumigation day. -: Purchased Terminals. Birmingham, Ala., Special.—The Bir mingham Belt Railroad Company has purchased two hundred acres of land, at Village Creek, near Birmingham, which will be utilized for terminals for tral roads. The property extends from t.ral roads. The property etends from North Birmingham to a point near the Thomas furnaces, a distance of about two miles. The Belt Line is owned by the Frisco and the Illinois Central, and has just completed arrangements for entering Birmingham over the tracks of the Frisco. Cotton Address Not Ready. Asheville, Special.—The public ad dress of the Southern Cotton Associa tion will not be issued for a week or ten days. The framing of the address is in the hands of a committee com posed of Brown, of North Carolina; Smith, of South Carolina; Moody, of Alabama; and McMartin, of Mississip pi. The actual wording and writing of the dccumest will he done by Mr. Mc Martin.