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THE BIRMINGHAM AGE-HERALD. __
VOL. 35 O BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA. SUNDAY. ArRIL 8, 1006. 44 PAGES O NO. 3 tl
TREMBLING WITH PASSION
DOWIE SA VS HE WILL FIGHT
THE USURPERS IN ZION CITY
Denies Stories ot Traducers,
Says Zion is Solvent and
That Voliva is Here
by Deposed
CONDUCT Of HIS WIFE
AND SON DUE TO THEIR
UNCQNTROLED AVARICE
1
Makes a Long Statement, Denying One
v By One the Charges That Have
Been Made Against Him By
the Present Rulers
In Zion.
San Antonio, Texas, April 7.—Dr. John
Alexander Dowie will arrive In Zion City
next Tuesday wrhen he will call upon
his people to gather In Shiloh tabernacle
nt the Wednesday night meeting, ami
there, behind closed doors, he will as
cend the rostrum and will show them
that he is still leader of all Zion. Just
what Dr. Dowie will say he refuses to
divulge, but that he will open the vlala
of his wrath, and hurl anathemas upon
his accusers was evidenced by the grim
look of determination which overspread
his countenance as he detailed his plans.
This meeting will be for the chosen
people only. On this night all strangers
will be asked to leave the precincts of
Zion, but Sunday afternoon a great mass
meeting will be held at the tabernacle,
to which the general public will be in
vited. For this occasion excursion trains
will be run from Chicago to Zion City.
Dr. Dowie will then tell the story of
Zion.
Goes North to Face Accusers.
John Alexander, first apostle and found
er of the Christian Catholic Apostolic
church, and of the City of Zion, crossed
the border from Mexico into the
United States on bis journey northward
to face the accuser* who would depose
him from the leadership of the seat which
he inaugurated. Dr. Dowl£ and his party
consisting of Deacons John A. Lewis of
Mexico and James F. Peters of Zion City,
Miss E. Macclennan, his nurse; D. W.
Murdock of Zion City, his personal at
tendant, and a valet, decided to stop
over and spend Sunday In San Antonio
because of religious scruples which
prompted them not to travel on the Sab
bath. So anxious, however, was Dr.
Dowie to reach Zion that he decided to
take the fast train which leaves here
Sunday afternoon. He will arrive In St.
Louis the following afternoon, and there,
after conferring with local Zionites, who
will be at the depot to meet him. he will
board a special car and hasten on to
Zion.
The physical appearance and vigorous
language of the leader dispelled all ru
mors afloat concerning his enfeebled con
dition. P'ar from being “a very sick man,
and in his dotage” as certain of the lead
ers in Zion are credited with averring,
Dowie seemed to be both remarkably
alert mentally, and active physically.
Large Crowd Sees Arrival.
Press dispatches had heralded his com
ing, and a large and curious crowd was
at the station when he alighted from
the train. Local Zionites, headed by L.
C. Hall, were out in force, and none
of the discontent said to exist among the
residents of the home city of the col
ony, was evidenced by his followers here.
They welcomed him cordially and escorted
him to a carriage in which he was driven
to the Menger hotel, where rooms had
been secured for him and the other mem
bers of the party.
There he was interviewed by a repre
sentative of the Associated Press and
had the following to say regarding exist
ing conditions In Zion, and the future of
the colony, and of the Christian Catho
lic Apostolic church.
Voliva's Action Hurts Him.
"It hurts me much, these malicious and
scandalous stories that have been spread
broadcast over the world, placing me in
the light of a hypocrite and a cheat. And
it hurts me the more when I think that
a mere boy whom I trusted and believed
to he an honest and God-fearing man,
should be the Instigator and dissemlnater
of them. Don't misunderstand me. Vo
jiva is a shrewd fellow, but with all that
he is an imitator. He tried to usurp the
place of John Alexander, first apostle,
and that he can never do. I have deposed
him do you understand? He is no longer
an ’officer of the Christian Catholic
church." . , ,
Dr. Dowie was asked what he Intended
to do to Vollva when Zion City was
reached, but he only smiled grimly, and
said:
‘ A good general upon the eve of bat
tle never exposes his plans to the enemy.
I promise you this much, 1 shall make
it Interesting for him. Oh, it's hard, so
hard, not to lay hands on such a man,
and lay them on hard.”
Eyes Fill With Tears.
The Doctor spoke earnestly and at
times his eyes filled with tears. "My peo
ple shall hear me,” he continued, "and
I know' what their answer will be. Woe
unto any who try to prevent me from
addressing them.” As Dowie uttered this
last sentence he arose from his chair,
his face purple with passion and excite
ment. “I shall fight,” he shouted, “un
til the last vestige of strength leaves.”
Deacons Peters and Lewis. w'ho were
in the room during the interview arose at
this Juncture and assumed postures which
expressed a willingness to follow' their
leader to any extremity.
*T shall call out the guards,” said
Dawie. in the voice of a general. "And
we shall tight, not behind breast w'orks,
mind you. but always on the charge.”
When the “first apostle” sat down it
was not hard to believe that he intended
to carry out his plans to the letter. Then
be resumed his earnest and quiet de
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Veil City in the Breach
7o Sabe Vulcan ’s Honor
□ELL CITY, April 7.—(Special.)—The
patriotic and philanthropic citizens
of Pell City have offered to come
to the rescue of the warring factions
In Birmingham as Is attested by these
resolutions:
"Whereas, the citizens of Pell City,
Ala., have maintained an unflagging in
terest in ‘•Vulcan," from Ills Inception,
birth, growth to manhood, his Journeys
to distant lands, return home, lingering
illness and death, and
"Whereas, we note with mortification and
regret that his departure from this life
In his native city has once again dem
onstrated the truth of the old saying that
'a prophet is not without honor, save
In his own country': now, therefore,
be It
"Resolved by the citizens of Pell City,
Ala., In mass meeting assembled. thg^J
we cordially Invite the corpse to coiticaN y
Pell City and hereby donate a si^O q
site in God’s Half Acre. promlplCrL^ .
a hearty welcome and the as' °f
a glorious resurrection upon 'q,-y^val in
a live town.
"Resolved further, Tha e said site
is and shall be the very suWmlt of Pike s
Peak, in the town of Pell City, where
Vulcan's eyes can rest in eternal peace
viewing natural resources that Jefferson
county cannot equal, and only his own
greatness and majesty excel.
"Resolved further, That all the ex
penses of the funeral be paid by the cor
porate authorities who are hereby in
structed by us. in whom all municipal
power lives, moves, and has its being,
to Introduce in council and pass any and
all resolutions In such cases duly re
quired.’’
meanor again, and took up the separate
charges made against him, and refuted
them as follows:
Statements Absolutely False.
"You may say for me that the state
ments that Zion is on the verge of a
collapse are absolutely false. We owe a
little over $400,000 and our resources total
more than $20,000,000. The creditors of
Zion will be paid 100 cents on the dollar.
We may be a little slow, but I do not
think so. I want to acknowledge now
before the world something that I have
never been willing to admit before, and
that is that 1 made a mistake when I
absolutely forbade Zion City to borrow.
My authority for this rule was based up
on that verse in Deuteronomy which
says: Zion shall lend and not borrow.’
I realize that this was an error of Judg
ment upon my part, for we are living
In the twentieth century and must meet
modern conditions. \So, Zion is going to
borrow, and I assure you that today wo
can get more than we have use for. Our
slowness in payment in the past has not
been due to an inability, but due to
the no-borrow rule of putting our im
mense resources Injo cash.
Laments His Wife’s Conduct.
"What I am next to say fills me with In
expressible sorrow, for I must In a way
speak disparagingly of the woman who
•has borne me three children, and lived
with me as a wife for over thirty years,
but much of this present trouble has
been due to the attitude of my wife and
son. I might say it had its inception
about two years ago, when 1 called both
of them into my study and told them that
T had made my will. E^p Its terms I gave
to the church 95 per cent of my estate,
leaving the balance to Gladstone and his
mother, They were greatly incensed at
this act upon my part and even accused
me of being insane. They ridiculed the
idea that I should leave so much to Zion,
but I was firm with them, for I knew it
was the will of God that I was obeying.
But from that time oh. they continually
complained. My wife wanted Parisian
gowns, and my boy. although n bright
lad, had little inclination to follow a
religious career.
"I remembered the history of Israel
and of the sons who refused to follow in
the footsteps of their fathers, and how
It brought them naught but ruin and
damnation, and I determined that this
fate should not overtake my boy. I al
lowed him an Income of $3000 a year, and
still continue to do so, which I believe
Is enough for any young man. Their com
plainings became so Insistent that In last
April I told them that money played
too great a part In their thoughts, and
I told them that I had determined to in
crease my bequests to the church by 2%
per cent, so that Zion should receive 97%
per cent of the estate, and my wife 2%;
Gladstone was to still receive his allow
ance under this last arrangement, but
be wag not to inherit anything except
that which his mother saw fit to leave
him upon her demise.
Gladstone Was Greatly Incensed.
"T'hen the time came for me to look
around for my successor, but it was
very evident to me that Gladstone could
not be chosen for this office. This was
another thing which greatly Incensed him,
and Incited him to say some of the bitter
things which later were spread broadcast
over the world.
"They say t'hat I endeavored to incul
cate the tenets of polygamy In the creed
which God gave me. The charge is not
only monstrous, but ridiculous on Its
face, and 1 defy them to produce one
scintilla of evidence to substantiate the
accusation. My life has been that of a
student, and I can say before God that
no man is purer than I in his private
life. Doesn’t my face tell this story?
Explains About Love Letters.
"Now as to the love letters which they
say T wrote to Miss Ruth Hofer and
Miss Harriet Ware. Let us take up the
last case first. It is an important one
because of the scandalous tongue of Mrs.
Emily Ware, the mother of Harriet, to
whom is due this entire talk about polyg
amy.
"Mrs. Ware was a poor music teacher
Jn New York when she became a con
vert to Zionism. When she Joined our
colony we made her a teacher, and she
was an excellent one. But soon I was
made aware that she had been spread
ing stories which reflected on my moral
character. I waited until I could secure
documentary evidence and then summoned
the woman to my office and accused her
of spreading this scandal.
"She vigorously denied this, but when
I produced the letter she wilted and con
fessed that what she had repeated was a
malicious falsehood. I then produced the
statement drawn up by my attorney.
Judge Barns, which I compelled the wom
an to sign, telling her that IT she did not
do so. I would immediately have warrants
issued for the arrest of herself and her
daughter. She signed the statement, and
I expelled her from Zion City. The only
connection which the girl had in the whole
matter was that I found that she was In
danger of becoming contaminated by her
music teacher, a brilliant young Italian,
but a bad man morally.
"As to Miss Hoffer, she was an inno
cent young girl, upon whom I looked as
I would a daughter. She has been greatly
and wrongfully maligned, and 1 fear that
much of this has been due to the Insane
Jealousy of my wife.
Acknowledges Act of Insanity.
"They say that I am Insane. The only
evidence of insanity which I am willing
to acknowledge Is my act of appointing
Vollva io act as my deputy while I was
away from Zion. The world will soon
have an ample opportunity to Judge my
mental condition:
"I have been talking now for two hours
and a half giving to the public what will
be my only and final word until 1 have
straightened out matters in Zion Clt>.
(Continued 0n Second Pago)
MINERS STANDING
BY MR, MITCHELL
Confidence and Support Are
Pledged to Leader
OHIO OPERATORS ARE FIRM
Resolutions Say They Will Either
Have Arbitration or Not Sign Con
tracts at the Aci tnce
Scale Demand!
Philadelphia, April 7.—'The) id of the
first week of idleness In tin. nthracite
coal region finds the mineworkX » staunch
in the support of Mitchell. The optimis
tic views held by the mlneworkers during
the early part of the suspension are not
now so generally entertained, but at the
meetings of the miners’ locals held dur
ing the latter part of the week, resolu
tions were adopted expressing confidence
in Mitchell and pledging him full sup
port.
j It is reported thut If President Mitchell’s
arbitration Is ac epied by the operators,
the miners' leader will endeavor to have
the anthracite freight earnings of the coal
carrying roads made a part of the miners*
case. The claim, It Is said, will be made
that the freight charges are a considerable
factor In establishing the selling price of
hard coal and that without a knowledge
of them the miners cannot expect to com
bat the statement of the coal companies
that the limit of mining cost has been
reached.
The reports from all sections of the hard
coal field are to the effect that there is
little change In the situation.
Ohio Operators Stand Pat.
Cleveland, O., April 7.—The Ohio coal
operators, In session here today, decided
to “stand pat" on the miners' strike and
I to offer no concession whatever. Hero
are the resolutions adopted:
“Whereas, a proposition has been made
to President Mitchell In conformity witn
article 1 of section 2 of the constitution of
the United Mine Workers of America to
submit to arbitration the questions in dis
pute between the bituminous operators
and the miners in the four states, on the
same basis as that offered by President
Mitchell to the operators of the anthra
cite region.
i “Therefore, be it resolved. That we, the
coal operators of the state of Ohio, rep
I resenting not less than 85 per cent of the
tonnage of the said state, in convention
assembled this 7th day of April, 1906, at
Cleveland, O., regardless of the fact that
| the mines in Western Pennsylvania are
operating, feeling confident of the jus
tice of our position that there is nothing
I in the trade conditions of the coal In
! dystry to warrant or permit any agree
| ment that will carry with it any increase
I in the cost of coal, do hereby ratify and
confirm our determination to make no ad
justment of our differences with our
l miners except upon the basis of the scale,
i and conditions which were effective until
I April 1, 1906, or by arbitration as pro
| posed.”
Consider Miners’ Proposal.
New York, April 7.—A conference of
leading coal operators was held here this
afternoon to consider the arbitration pro
posals of the miners. The session was
brief. At its conclusion It was announced
that the operators wll. meet again Mon
i day prior to the joint session with the
i union leaders. That the operators will
have some sort of counter plan for the
arbitration' proposed hy President Mit
chell. !b generally believed, hut no inti
mation of its character can he had.
President Mitchell remained at miners'
headquarters throughout tile day. Only
three or four of his assistants are In the
city, most of the district leaders having
gone to their homes over Sunday.
Ninety Per Cent In Operation.
Pittsburg. April 7.—President Frank
Feehan or the I'nlted Mine Workers dis
trict organisation announced this even
ing that from the number of signatures
to the agreement received up to noon
today, mines producing fully 9u per cent
of the tonnage in the Pittsburg district,
will he in operation on Monday. In addi
tion to those already reported, the most
important signature today was that of
ttie Youghiogheny and Ohio Coal com
pany, and its allied Interests which pro
duce over 1.000,000 tons annually. The sign
ing of tile agreement to pay the 1903 acale
was Interpreted by the independents to
mean the granting of ail concessions ob
tained hy the miners during the last two
, years.
Observe General Booth’* Birthday.
London. April 7.—From 20.000 to 30,000
members of the Salvation army celebrated
General Booth's 77th birthday at the
Crystal Palace this afternoon. The gen
eral was In splendid health. He addressed
his enthusiastic followers and announced
that the collections In the I'nlted King
dom as the result of the Salvation army
self-denial week had almost reached the
splendid total of $500,000.
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TOWN OVERWHELMED RY
ASHES TROM MT. VESUVIUS
NFIJ59, ApHi 17.—Mount Vesus\iu«
t# a coMfsal brazier and the town
of Boscatrecase. on Its southern
declivity, Is a gray island of ruined coun
try covered by tons of ashes. Torrents of
j liquid fire are coursing In all directions,
| while a pall of sulphurous smoke that
| hovers over all, makes breathing difficult.
The streams of lava are resistless.
I They snap like pipe steins the trunks of
chestnuts hundreds of years old, and
j blight the blooms on the peach trees be
fore the trees themselves have been
reached, and raze the homes of the
! peasants and dash Into the wells as
though seeking to slack their thirst and
continue their course down the moun
tain.
Everywhere pitiful scenes are witness
ed, women tearing their hgir and old men
crying aloud at the loss of their home
• ivluis while in the distance, in striking j
contrast, lie the sapphire-colored Medi- 1
errancan. and the island of Capri.
Artillery carts have been sent to the
jiasistanoe of the dyeing peasants, and
tlie Duke of Austa, Cardinal Jos Prison
and all the authorities despite the rain
today, went to the portions of tlie moun
tain most threatened, in order to succor
and comfort tlie people.
They endeavored to pacify the peasants,
and the Duke of Aosta was especially ac
tive. He had tlie engineers and soldiers
erect parapets and dig trenches in or
der to change the course of the lav.a
streams, and at times gave an example
of his energy by working himself.
Cardinal Frisco distributed food anti
clothing to the peasants, and even went
so far as to give awray the rings on
Ills fingers. Repeatedly he exclaimed to
the frightened peasants, "pray my chil
dren. you may he sure God will not desert
you.” '
TheVtatu* of 8t. Ann which was taken
to the mountain side to confront tho
lava is frequently moved backward as
the tide advances.
Considerable'., apprehension Is felt be
cause of the ‘'earthquake shocks which
are growing stronger and are felt even
at (’aste’laniare, fifteen miles southeast
of here. Each shock Is accompanied by
deep and prolonged detonations.
Ottajano, at the northeast foot of V ne
mountain. Is threatened and the people
are beginning to desert the town. The
populace of Torre Annunziata. at the
south foot, requested that trains be ready
to proceed there. Signor Mattaued, direc
tor of the observatory on Vesuvius, still
continues to occupy a most dangerous po
sition. With him Is an engineer named
Perret.
New craters have been opened at dif
ferent points In the mountain, but it Is
Impossible to ascertain their number, or
where they are situated.
SENATORS CASTING
ABOOT FOR YOTES
TILLMAN THINKS SINCE DEMO
CRATS ARE UNITED IT IS UP TO
THE PRESIDENT TO FURNISH
I
OTHER VOTES NEEDED.
Washington, April 7.—(Special.)—While
there was no session of the Senate today
a number of conferences were held by
senators striving to gain votes for the
particular amendments tney advocate.
. It does not appear at presenl that either
side can positively count upon the neces
sary forty-five votes.
There are fifty-five republicans in the
Senate and thirty-three democrats. Neith
er Tillman nor Dolllver nor Aldrich Is con
fident of the result. Senator Tillman said
today:
"The President has advanced a propo
sition whicli is not acceptable to a ma
jority of his own parly und he lias called
in the assistance of the democrats. Under
these circumstances the democrats have
a right to Insist upon the Inclusion In the
bill of certain tilings they demand. We
I have twenty-five democratic votes we can
depend upon with a possibility of twenty
eight. for a limited court review amend
ment and no suspicion or anti-injunction
provision. After Senator Bailey's speech
op Tuesday, it is possible that some of
the weak-kneed democrats will be brought
Into line.
"We have this many democratic votes
to offer the President In support of his
policy, which lie lias declared is I lie same
as OIOS and whatever number we lic k s
for him to supply from the republican
ranks."
This statement from Senator 1 lllman
shows that he requires absolutely seven
teen and possibly twenty republicans to
join the democrats in order to make the
necessary forty-five votes to secure the
adoption of the limited court review
amendment demanded by Ills faction.
Tobacco Monopoly Pays Well.
New York. April 7.—A cablegram re
ceived today by the consul general of
Japan, from the department of finance,
Toklo, says that the net profit of the
tobacco monopoly for the fiscal year 1905-6
amounted to $16,642,000. exceeding the es
timated figures by $636,500.
Algeciras Delegates Honored.
Berlin. April 7.-Emperor William has
conferred upon Herr von Oadowlix the
order of the Black Eagle, the highest
Prussian decoration, and ujion Count
von Tattenbach the order of Red Eagle,
of the first class, as rewards for their
work at the Algeciras conference.
PEABODY SAYS HIS
SKIRTS ARE CLEAN
MUTUAL PRESIDENT HAS NO
CONNECTION WITH ROCKEFEL
LER, MORGAN, HARRIMAN NOR
ANY OF THE REST OF THEM.

New York, April 7.—Charles A. Pea- !
body, president of the Mutual Life In
surance company, had declared over his j
own signature that he had no conn.ee- |
tion with E. H. llarriman. J. Pierpont I
Morgan, or the Standard Oil combination.
Yesterday Mr. Peabody made public a !
letter to V. C. Haldeman, until recently I
British general agent of the company. I
i The letter wai written In January in i
answer to a letter from Haldeman, with
which were enclosed clippings from Eng- j
lish newspapers saying that Mr. Peabody j
was a tool of capitalists.
Mr. Peabody wrote In part:
i “I beg leave to say that the state- |
j meats Of the newspapers that my ap- j
i polntment as president has any connec- |
tlon with any ‘Rockefeller-Morgan conpbi
| nation* was entirely without foundation,
j I have not now and never have had j
I any connection of any kind with these J
I gentlemen. Indeed I have not their ac- !
' qualntance. and have no reason to sup j
I pose and have never heard it. suggested, ^
j except by the newspapers, that they had i
I any connection with, or attempted to
I exert any influence directly or Indirectly, j
I in my election. In saying this I intend to j
I be understood as saying that all sugges
tions that I am the instrument of, or ,
was proponed by or am in any wuy under
the Influence of the gentlemen identified
with the Standard Oil company, have no 1
basis whatever. Substantially the same |
may be said of Mr. llarriman .*’
-■«..-— L
No German Aid for Russia.
Berlin, April 7.—No part of the new i
i Russian loan will be issued here, al
j though some German banks will subscribe j
In Paris. This determination on the part i
of Germany Is due to the fac t that the '
government is floating imperial and Prus
sian loans totalling 91(0,000,000, which will i
not be listed on the market before two
or three weeks, and also because the I
German government financiers at present |
are not disposed to assist Russia.
Italy Accepts Russia's Proposal.
Rome. April 7.—Italy has accepted Rus
sia’s programme for the second peace
conference at The Hague during tin
early part of July, and has also accepted
the Invitation to take part in the Red
f’ross convention at Geneva, in the mid- j
die of June.
FORAKER BOOMED
FOR PRESIDENCY
FRIENDS OF THE OHIO SENATOR
WILL TRY TO PASS RESOLUTION
THROUGH STATE CONVENTION
ENDORSING HIM.
Washington, April 7.- (Special.)- Accord
ing to reports from Ohio, Senator For
aleer's friends will formally open his cam
paign for tin* republican presidential nom
ination by seeking to get through the con
vention tills year a resolution so indors
ing him.
It whs the Foraker republicans iu Ohio
who in 1$03 urged the republican state
convention to adopt a resolution Indorsing
the administration of President Roosevelt
and indorsing him as a candidate of the
party for the presidency the following
year. '1 hey are entirely contestant there
fore In their proposition now to present a
resolution to the republican state con
vention this year declaring for Henutor
Foraker for the republican nomination
fur the presidency In IRON.
It is true that the presidential nomina
tion is still two years In the future, but
it is also true that Henutor Foraker Is an
Ohio man as President Roosevelt was not.
.-—- «»»-••■.—• —
RAISE $750,000,000.
If Russia Gets This Sum Radicals Be-,
lieve Parliament Endangered.
HI Petersburg. April 7. The Ktch today
hhys Russia hopes to get $7fiO,0UO.OUO from
the loan the ffovernlnenl Is port* negotbit
lng, and that the government has offered
exceptional terms to the bankers In order
to conclude the negotiations before tho
Russian parliament assembles. The rad
icals generally believe lhat If the gov
ernment succeeds In tilling the war chest
with such HU enormous sum. It will he in
a position to snap Its lingers at parlia
ment. Only by keeping ibe government
In dire straps, do they believe It will be
forced to yield to the popular demands
for reform.
(•pon the request of the minister of the
interior the ••ouneil of tho empire has In
creased the appropraltloii for the rural
police by over $1,500,000.
May Run With Non-Union Men.
Topeka, Kan.. April 7.—J. E. Harley,
general manager of the Santa Fe railroad,
and one of the trustees of the estate
of the late Charles J. Devlin, In a state
ment Issued today. Intimates that an
arrangement may be made to run the
Devlin mines In southern Kansas with
non-union men.
RUSSIA IN PANIC
OVER VICTORIES
Democratic Successes May Hare
Dramatic Consequences
PRECIPITATED Bn BUTTE
Premier Visits the Emperor and Plain
ly Tells Him That He Must at
Once Proclaim a Con
stitution.
St. Petersburg. April A panic has
been created in government circles by
the surprising strength developed by the
constitutional democrats In the elections
which may'havp Immediate and dramatic
consequences.
The issue between reaction and reform
which has been hanging In the balance
was unexpectedly precfpltated by Pre
mier Witte. The elections have greatly
strengthened the premier's hand In his
fight against the reactionists and hr now
feels strong enough to challenge General
Trepoff and Minister of the Interior Dur*
novo, and the'entire reactionary eabgl.
Radicals Will Control.
Less than a fortnight ago the premier
was decidedly pessimistic, and believed
that the majority Iti the lower house of
parliament would In* conservative and
that tin* entire programme for reform
might be overthrown. The results of
the elections, however, convinced hint that
the radicals will control the house add
that attempt to thwart the popular wftl
as expressed by the ballot box would
be a fatal blunder on the part of the
government. It was learned from an
unimpeachable nource this evening that
the premier journeyed to Tsarskoe-Selo
on Thursday to lay this view before the
emperor, and made another trip to '1 war
! skoe-Selo last night, ami was closeted
| With Ilia majestey iihtll after mldniglM.
The Impreslson !x abroad that the snr
(,e,H of t ho constitutional tbnnoerau will
Insure the success of the Mg foreign
of Which the government la In such ar
gent need.
Tomorrow twenty-eight provincial con
ventions will meet and elect 187 members
of the lower house of parliament. The ,
p, Hsnnt repioKemntlvnji )i*»m a .clear ma
jority over all Ilia other classes coin-y>
blind. Hlumld the radicals make atty
*' thing like the sweep which they anticipate
[ the emperor probably will be compelled
to yield to the. premier's advice. At any
I rate lie Sterns to have aligned himself
j on the side of the peopl e
Advises the Emperor.
In effect he told the emperor that ho
regarded the situation as desperate and
Hint the lime hail, come fe choose be
tween hlntself unil v .tei-lo -mister I'm
ntivo and counselled tils V -ab'Siy nor ortIV
to accept the result of the elections, but
to anticipate nnv demand on the part
of the lower house of tin- parliament for
a constitution by the Issuance of a con
stitution before parliament convenes, and
at the same time mark his change of
policy by the proclamation of a general
amnesty at Raster. The premier Is also
understood to have pointed out that such
tt course would ttiuke a Splendid Impres
sion.
ROOSEVELTS IN SAVANNAH.
The Wife of the President Is Driven
Through the City to Union Station.
Savannah. April 7. Mrs, Roosevelt anil
parly left the Presidential yacht. May
flower, at Tyhee this morning changing
to the United Slates buoy tender Wis
taria. An tlie steamer passed up the
river to the city, whistles blew and people
waved at the party who returned the
salutes, standing on the deck of the boat.
The Hags of till the consulates and of
mativ business houses on oe river weia
flying, as w'eil as all the craft !n the
harbor.
When the boat landed It was met by
(leu. Thomas K. Harr, U. S. A., a personal
frieml of tile Koosevolis. and Maj. Charles
McClure In attendance line on the Greene
ami Guvnor trial, in full uniform, and
1 George U White. Culled States inar
I shat.
I The pony was driven about tile city,
the drifc terminating at the union sta
tion where a private car was boarded.
The party left at 2:20 o'clock this after
noon for ■Washington.
BRYAN COMING IN SUMMER.
Will Visit the Holy Land and St.
Petersburg Before His Return.
Lincoln, Neb . April 7—In a private let
ter received today from Wllllatn J. Bryan,
written at Calcutta. Mr. Bryan says he
expects to return homo about the mhidle
of September.
Ills Itinerary Includes a trip from Bom
1,tv to Carlo, a Journey to the lfoly I-and.
Constantinople and St. Petersburg, reach
ing tile JtiiSKlun capital about the time
tin. new regime In governmental affairs
bus been Inaugurated.
Rowing Season Is Opened.
Annapolis, Mil.. April 7,—In a four-cor
nered race on the Severn river this after
noon the first and second eights of the
naval academy defeated the 'varsity and
freshmen crews of Georgetown universi
ty, the race marking the beginning of tho
rowing seiison. The course was two miles.
| and the time 10:30V When about a halt
mile from ilia finish. Midshipman Gagg,
| No. 0 of the midshipmen, second crew.
I broke his outrigger, and the final spurt,
was made by- the men with seven oars tn
action.
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Missouri Team Wins Match.
Washington, April 7.—The crack rifle
team of the battleship Missouri won the
recent rifle match at Guantanamo. Cuba,
between I ho vessels of the Atlantic fleet.
The Missouri's totnl was 7>!7». Illinois 7331.
Iowa (17711.
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Baseball Season is Opened.
I New York. April 7 —The bas“ball sea
son of 1906 was opened at the Polo
Grounds today with an exhibition game
between the world's champions of this
city and tho college team from Yale. The
National league men won. 10 to 1

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