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VOL. 36 ' BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA. TUESDAY, JULY 24, 1006. 10 PAGES NO. 83 SMS DEFT QM IT TONE OF MANIFESTO £ Douma Urges People lo Pay No Taxes and Furnish No Troops CALLS UPON FRIENDS TO REPUDIATE ANT LOANS News of Radical Action at Viborg Has Not Yet Reached the People, as Troops Surround News paper Offices. 8t. Petersburg, July 23.—The great news today is the adoption of an ad dress to the people by the deputies td parliament who assembled at. Viborg, the language of which, with its revolutionary tone, declares that the peoples cease to furnish money and troops to the govern ment and repudiate further loans, af fords pretexts enough for the government to lodge its authors in the fortress if it feels strong enough. A rumor was spread tonight that this course had been decided upon. A large crowd gathered at the Finland station tonight where the deputies were expected to arrive. But only a few ap peared and these were not molested, and neither was there a popular demonstra tion. Among the arrivals were President Mouromtseff and Ivan Petrunkevlteh. The former came on a local train entirely unattended. He was plainly downcast re eponded to the salutation of the Associat ed Press correspondent by the mere rais ing of his hat, and hurried on to escape an interview. M. Petrunkevitch filled with the revo lutionary spirit, claimed for the consti tutional democrats the care for the text of the appeal. Newspaper Offices Surrounded. Copies of the appeal to the people are in the hands of all St. Petersburg news papers, but It will scarcely be printed tomorrow for the reason that a detach ment of police is posted at the door of every newspaper and printing office In the city, with orders not to permit any papers to leave the building until author ized hy the censor. The authorities hope by equally vigorous measures to pre vent the publication of the appeal in other cities, and in the meantime to nullify the fears of the people as to the possible effect of the appeal. Police tonight are posted at the lodgings of M. Sedelnikoff and M. Ilyn awaiting the return of these revolutionary dele gates. who already have Involved them selves by seditious acts since the dissolu tion of parliament. Public Places Deserted. The theatres and other places of amuse ment were almost empty tonight, the public fearing conflict between crowds and military and police. 8everal encounters took place in various parts of the city, but they were all of a petty character. A few days may witness the constitution .of a ‘‘provisional government" composed of an enlarged council of ministers, with the inclusion of conservative members of the dispersed lower house of parlia ment, councillors of the. empire and men influential In the life of the empire, who can be Induced to accept ministries with out portfolios and contribute their au thority and advice to the hard-pressed government. This Is the solution to which Premier Stolypin and the members of his cabinet who realize the enormous nature of the task of tiding over the country during the tempestrous era, that is now dawning, are turning, and It was the subject of deliberation at the meeting of the cabinet last night and again this morning. Elections Early In December. The Associated Press Is informed that a majority of ministers have become con verts to the idea and that its adoption de pends on the success of M. Stolypin In inducing men like former Finance Min ister Shipoff. Count Haydon, Former Commerce Minister TlmiriasefT and M. Guehoff to compromise their future by allying themselves with such a "king's council." M. Shipoff and M. Kuchkoff already have been appointed. The Asssociated Press Is also informed that an ukase will soon be Issued fixing the date for elections for parliament for the first week in December. Russian style, and that as an additional guarantee that the principle of popular representation will not be abandoned, another edict will he issued proroguing the council of the empire until the convocation of the new parliament without as was prophesied Sunday night calling new elections for elective members. Meanwhile the masses of the Russian people slow of thought and action, have not yet roused themselves to the gigantic upheaval which is sure to follow the dis solution of their parliament. Minor disorders are reported from half e dozen cities. An incipient antl-Jewlsh outbreak at Odessa has been checked Vv the police. , A sympathetic strike has begun at the Kharkov railroad shops which may in augurate a genera! tie-up of communica tions but St. Petersburg, Moscow and most of the other great centers are still calm on the surface, though boiling and seething beneath. ADDRESS TO NATION VERY FIRERY IN TONE It I* Adopted Without Debate Because I Troops Are Marched Past the Hall of Assembly. Vlborf, Finland. July 24—The curtain 4k>pped this afternoon on the Anal act k RUSSELL SAGE, The Funeral of the Great Financier Will Be Conducted This Afternoon ] at 4 O’clock. MONTEREY SCOUTS IDEA OF TROUBLE CITIZENS THERE ARE PAYING NO ATTENTION TO THE THREATS MADE AGAINST AMERICAN RAIL ROAD EMPLOYES. Monterey, Mex.. July 23.—Newspapers received from the United States during the past few days have caused much as tonishment here with reports of an im pending movement to drive Americans and other foreigners out of the country. The foundation for the story rests simply on the fact that a certain organization among the railroad men of this country has posted notices that after September 16 all -American railway employes must leave the country. Nowhere is it regarded as a serious matter. In Monterey there is no possibility of any trouble. Governor Reyers. governor of the stale of Neuvo Leon, will act in concert with the federal authorities to prevent any dis turbances. Stories to the effect that Americans are leaving Mexico in fear of their lives are exaggerated. Americans engaged In business here re gard the reports circulated as being ab surd. of the drama of Russia's first parlia ment when under the pressure of the threat of Governor Rechanberg to use military force to end the session, and send troops already converging on the Hotel Bevedere, where the meeting was held, the assembled members of the lower house, 1S6 In aumber, hurriedly adopted and signed an address to the people w'hich is thoroughly revolutionary in its nature, elected perpetual execu tive committee headed by Prince Paul Dolgoroukoff. vice president of the house, to carry on the work of liberation, and adjourned amidst cheering, the Russians embracing and kissing. Back to St. Petersburg. President Mourontseff. Vice President Petrunkevitch and Count Heydon return ed to St. Petersburg by evening trains. The constitutional democratic cohorts in tend to go to St. Petersburg in ajM>dy in the morning, but many of the radical members, fearing their arrest on their ar rival at the capital, will remain for the present in Finland or return by round about routes. The address which bears a remarkable similarity to the manifesto framed by the council of workmen last November which landed its authors and editors of eight St. Petersburg newspapers in cells of the fortress of 8t. Peter and St. Paul, strikes the government in its most vul nerable point by declaring that the ad ministration and not parliament is re sponsible for the delay In the settlement of the agrarian question, and by pro claiming a cessation of payment of taxes and of military service and repudiation of future loans. The address is as follows: Text of Address. "To the People from Their Popular rep resentatives: "Citizens of All Russia—Parliament has b*en dissolved by ukase of July 21. You elected us as your representatives and instructed us to fight for our country and freedom. In execution of your instruc tions and our duty we drew up laws In order to ensure freedom to the people. We demanded the removal of the irrespon sible ministers who were infringing the laws with impunity and oppressing free dom. First of all. however, we wanted to bring out a law respecting the dis tribution of land to working peasants and Involving the assignment to this end of crown appanages, monasteries and lands belonging to the clergy and com pulsory expropriation of private estates. , The government held such a taw to he inadmiaslhle and upon parliament once more gentlv putting forward its reso lution regarding compulsory expropriation, j parliament was dissolved. "The government promises to convoke a new parliament seven months hence. Russia must remain without popular rep resentation for seven whole months at a time when the people are standing on the brink of ruin and industry and com merce are undermined: when the whole J country is seething with unrest and when | the ministry' has definitely shown Its In- I capacity to do Justice to popular needs. For seven months the government will act arbitrarily and will light against the popular movement in order to obtain a pliable, subservient parliament. Should it succeed, however. In completely suppress ing the popular movement the government will couoke no parliament at all. "Citlzent stand up for your trampled on rights fof popular representation and for an imperial parliament. Russia must not remain a day wltliput popular repre sentation. You posses* the meads of ac quiring it. The govesfMMK has without CHATTANOOGA RIOT CAUSED BY KILLING OFFICERS HAD SHOT A NEGRO; AND AS A RESULT BITTER FEEL- | ING WAS AROUSED ON EAST NINTH STREET. Chattanooga, July 23.—As a result of the death at the Erlanger hospital of a negro who was shot by a policeman a few days since in' self defense, a riot on East Ninth street, the center of the tougher element of the negro population, whs barely averted this morning, and Dooley Jackson, a notorious negro, was arrest ed on the charge of inciting a riot. Since the recent, lynching there has been con siderable animosity shown on the part of the negroes in this vicinity, and there have been a number of shooting scrapes. John Parker was shot last Friday night by Patrolman Clark after the negro had , started after him with a knife, and the death of the negro caused much excite ment among a certain portion of the worst colored element. Jackson was making threats and when arrested at his home a loaded gun was found by his side. Police protection was increased on East Ninth street, and the situation was soon brought to a calm, j This afternoon the coroner’s jury acquit ted Patrolman Clarke of all blame In kill- I Ing Parker. the assent of the popular representatives. | no right to collect taxes from the people j nor to summon the people to military ser vice. Therefore, you are now the govern- | rnent. The dissolved parliament was jus- j tided in giving neither money nor soldiers. Should the government, however, contract loans in order to procure funds, such loans , will be invalied without the consent of the ! popular representatives. The Russian j people will never acknowledge them and • will not be called upon to pay them. Ac cordingly until a popular representative parliament be summoned, do not give a kopec to the throne or a soldier to the army. Be steadfast In your refusal. No power can resist the united, inflexible will of the people. "Citizens. In this obligatory and un avoidable struggle your representatives are with you." Troops Cause Hasty Decision. Until the last moment it seemed that the desire for unanimous adoption of the manifesto would be wrecked. There were | sharp differences between the constitu I tional democrats and the revolutionists. ! the latter wishing to proclaim the house I In perpetual session and abrogate the j allegiance of the people, while the ron ! stitutional democrats favored the declara i fIon of a pacific general strike without resort to revolutionary measures as a pro test against the Emperor’s dissolution of parliament. The psychological moment which | Changed the minds of moderates, was the arrival of Governor Rechanberg with the court command to disperse or to take the consequences, when even the most con servative of the constitutional democrats, such as Petrajitsky and Professor Hert zenstein. who had made speeches favoring moderation, struck hands with the radi cals \and the w’hole assembly foreswore amendment or debate, and adopted the foregoing address. Socialists Make Concession. The socialists on their part withdrew the proviso that the house constitute It self a constituent assembly and compro mise on the election of a permanent execu tive cnminitteee. With the exception of Count Heydon, Michaelstakovltch and the Polish dele gates. every member present signed the i address, the Polish delegates stating that ! they had no credentials to advise the I Polish nation as to the future tactics, and ! that they cannot’ participate In dfreeting [ the Russian people, but that ail their i sympathies were on the side of Russian j revolution. Immediately after the announcement of J Relchanberg that the meeting of the mem bers of parliament must disperse, a de tachment of Infantry was marched past the Hotel Belvedere to give emphasis to the threat to employ troops to enforce the order of dispersal. It Is reported that arrangements have (CONTINUED OX SEVENTH PAGE) «♦««»» e««♦♦♦♦♦»♦♦♦♦« ♦«»»♦«■ ♦ a ♦ KILLED BY VINEGAR. ♦ ♦ a a St. I.ouls, July 23.—A long con- a a tlnued diet of principally pickles a a and vinegar In the hope of reducing a a weight, caused the sudden death a a yesterday of Miss Annie Gross. 25 a a years old A postmortem examfna- a a tlon today revealed that the inner a a walls of her stomach were almost a a completely eaten away. The girl a a dropped dead while taking a drink a ♦ of water. a -a ♦ taslsii FOURTEEN TIMES Shaw Designate List of De positories for Panama 8onM? PRICE VERY SAIISFA^Y _ President Roosevelt Sendw s Con gratulations and Thinks Country Is Fortunate In Success of the Sale. Washington, July 23.—The secretary of the treasury today made public a list of national bank depositaries designated and also a list of unsuccessful national batik bidders for Panama bonds at 103.£0 and upwards. The former list gives the amount of deposits to be granted each bank and the other list which was given out earlier In the day gives the amount of the bids of the respective banks for the bonds at 103.60. The list of depositories as given out with the amount of deposits given them, follows: German-American, Port Wayne, Ind., $50,000; First, Napoleon, O., $50,000; Ger man-American, Fort Wayne, Ind., $50,000; First. Hopkinsville. Ky., $50.(00; Tiffin. Tiffin, O., $50,000; First, Grafton, W. Va., $75,000; First Tulsa, I. T., $£0,000; City, Co liynhus. O.. $£0,000; Eaton, Eaton, O.. $50, 000; American, Nashville, Tenn., $50,000; First. Witchita Falls, Tex.. $50,000; First. Victoria, Tex., $50,000; First, Cleveland. O., $50,000; Merchants, New Albany, Ind.. $50,000; Charleston, Charleston, W. Va.. $25.i000; American, Findlay, O., $25,000; Corydon, Corydon, Ind., $25,000; Citizens, Charleston, W. Va., $25,000; San Antonio. San Antonio, Tex., $100,000; First, Gravette. Ark., $25,000; Second, Circlevllle. O., $26,000; Farmers and Merchants', Wabash, Ind., $50,000; First. Hamilton, O., $100,000; Fifth. Cincinnati, $100,000; Danville, Danville. 111., $200,000 (increased); First, Wilmington. O., $50,000; Commercial, Tiffin, O., $5000. It was announced today that there will j be no further depositories authorized un- , til probably in the fall. The designations | already made include but $25,000,000. List of Unsuccessful Bidders. The following is a. partial list v»f unsuc cessful national bank bidders for Panama bonds at 103.50 and upwards wdth the amounts of their bids, all of whom will be designated as government depositaries, each receiving about 33 1-3 per cent of the amount bid for, but none will receive less than $25,000. All government, Philliplne and Hawaiian bonds will be accepted as secur ity for these deposits but no other securi ties: National bank of Fayette, N. C., $100, 000; Hanover National bank and asso ciates. New' York city, $1,000,000; Mer chants' National bank. Philadelphia. $1, 000,000; Hanover National bank and asso ciates, New York city, $3,000,000; City Na tional bank. Greensboro, N. C., $150,000; San Antonio National bank. San Antonio, Tex., $200,000; First National bank. Grav ette, Ark., $100,000; Citizens’ National bank, Baltimore, Md.. $100,000. Congratulations From President. Secretary Shaw has received the follow ing letter of congratulation from President Roosevelt, Oyster Bay, on the recent suc cess of the Panama canal bonds: “My Dear Secretary—“I congratulate you heartily on what you have accom- I pushed with the Panama bonds. It is an excellent price for them, and the country is fortunate in your success. Slncprely yours. THEODORE ROOSEVELT." The total amount of the bids for the I bonds is ascertained to have been about $445,000,000, or over fourteen times the amount to be sold. GERMANY NEUTRAL. Origin of Recent Rumors Is Declared to Be In Warsaw. Berlin, July 23.—‘Die foreign office has investigated officially the origin of the reports, first started last winter, that Germany and Austria might intervene if the internal disorders in Russia Increased. The reports were traced to a Russian government source at Warsaw and was circulated with the object of frighten ing the radical and Polish elements. The reports of German-Austrian inter vention during the last few days, which are still seemingly credited by the French papers, and whioh also receive a certain countenance from a few German papers as a remote possibility, but still a possi bility, have also been found to have originated in Russia. Germany's policy towards Russia in the present crisis ag cabled Saturday is one of entire detachment. WINNERS WILL MEET. Harvard and Cambridge to Row for International Honors. Boston. July 23.—The Globe tomorrow will say: The Harvard university crew' which de feated Yale at Xew London last month, will sail for England next Friday, and unless the date is changed, will on Satur day. September 1, row a race with the Cambridge university eight, which beat Oxford last spring. The race will be lowed over the regular Cambridge-Oxford course. The Harvard and Cambridge crews will be made up exactly as they w'ere in the race against Yale and Oxford respective ly. ^ Swedish Steamer Sinks. Queenstown. July 23.—The British steam er Roman from Antwerp for Montreal put in here damaged todp.y, and reported having been In collision with the Swedish steamer Tails which sank The Roman rescued the passengers and crew of the Tails brought to this port. ■■ ■. — »♦» I ■ Meyer Sends Long Report. Washington. July 23.—Mr. Meyer, ths American ambassador to Russia, sent a long dispatch to the state department today concerning the situation in St. Petersburg. States department officials refuse to discuss the report further than to say that the dispatch said perfect quiet prevailed in SL Petersburg yesterday. TRAIN PLUNGES INTO DEEP LAKE Great Northern Passenger Train Emerges from Tunnel and Rolls Down Embankment Into Lake Diamond in Wash ington Which is Three Hundred Feet Deep L Spokane, Wash., July 23.—The engine, express car and smoking car of the Great Northern fast west-bound train are sub merged in the deep waters of Diamond lake, one and a half miles west of Cam den, about twenty miles from Spokane. Nine men who wont dow*n in the smoking car were drowned, and the engine crew are dead In the water. When the train came through the tunnel the rails spread and the engine plunged down a sixty foot embankment Into the lake, followed by the express car, and smoking car. The remainder of the train kept the track, the couplings breaking. A wrecking train went out from Spokane and has just returned wMth the dead and injured. The wreck caught fire from illuminating gas. but the flames were extingulsed. One man in the day coach was fatally Injured by the explosion of a gas tank. Diamond lake, though a small body of water about half a mile long, Is known to he 300 feet deep in places, and it is thought the engine lies in many feet of water. Odessa Jelvs Are in Tanic Tearing Turther Massacre Odessa., July 23.—The Jews here are in a state of panic, fearing an anti-Jewish outbreak as the result of the killing of a drunken Cossack who recently wan dered through thf Jewish quarter brand ishing his sabre and shouting “death to the Jews.” Governor General Kaulbers addressing a deputation of Jews today, said: “T vouch for my soldiers but T am unable to say what the Cossacks or Chris tian civilians might do." The slightest incident might start trouble. Cossacks this morning looted three Jewish shops. At midnight the inhabitants were mov ing in masses through the center of the town Where the hotels were overcrowded. Cossacks have declared that they will tonight slaughter all the Jew's in Prok horovakaya street, where their comrade, was killed. IT CAN END ONLY IN REVOLUTION RUSSIAN MEMBER IN LONDON SAYS CZAR’S ACTION CAN BE RE GARDED ONLY AS A SIGNAL FOR REVOLT. London, July 23.—M. Alladyn, former leader of the group of toll in the Russian parliament, speaking of the dissolution today said they had plenty of promises from state, army and navy officers to support the demands of parliament for lib erty. Converts in the army were more numerous than generally thought. "The Emperor,” he declared "is playing a great game which can only end one way—In revolution.” Another member of the* Russian parlia ment, M. Ostrogorsky. said that in the present crisis it was the duty of the members of parliament to hurry back to the battlefield of liberty. The dissolution of parliament he consid ered was born of sudden determination of the government to stem the rising tide of popular desire for liberty, and was not in any way due to the proposed agrarian manifesto of parliament. The dissolution could only be regarded as a signal for revolt. He did not think it likely that the mm*bers of parliament now at VI borg would take the extreme step of proclaiming a provincial government. The time for such heroic measures had not yet arrived. WILL NOT BE ARRESTED. Rockefeller Will Not Be Pounced Upon By the Sheriff. Findlay, O., July 23.—No attempt will be made to arrest John D. Rockefeller Saturday when he lands in New York. Attorney Troup of Bowling Green, O., representing Mr. Rockefeller, was here today and secured the permission of Prosecutor David and Probate Judge Banker to enter Rockefeller's appearance In the latter's court and this was actual ly done. Sheriff Groves still has the warrant but on account of the turn of events will not attempt to serve it. The wrarrant was is sued recently upon Information filed by Prosecutor David charging Mr. Rocke feller and the Standard Oil company with violation of the Valentine anti-trust law. KAPPA SIGMA MEETS. Special Trains Are Bringing the Dele gates to Chattanooga. Chattanooga, July M.-Throughout the afternoon and evening members of the Kappa Sigma fraternity from all parts of the union have been arriving In special trains and special cars to attend the bien nial conclave of the order which opens on Lookout mountain tomorrow evening. It Is estimated that the attendance will In clude at least 600 delegates and visitors. Various officers from all parts of the country will speak at the session tomor row evening. A banquet and grand ball with trips to the various points of Interest are among the features arranged for the en tertainment of the visitors. APPEAL TO PRESIDENT. Young Woman Is In Common Jail In Isle of Pines. Havana. July 23.—A committee of Amer ican residents of the Isle of Pines has forwarded to President Roosevelt a re quest for the Intervention of the Amer ican government In the case of L. C. Glltner, postmaster of the town of Co lumbia, William Augustine and Miss Mil lie Brown, 19 years of age, all Ameri cans. asserting that although the persons named had committed no crime they were unjustly and practically without trial sentenced to fine or Imprisonment. I'p to the present time Miss Brown has been confined In the common Jail, not wlthsandlng the promise of the Cuban government that she should be. removed to the home of the Mayor. t FAITHFUL EMPLOYE DEAD. ♦ ♦ ♦ i «. Louisville, Ky.. July 23—John ♦ ! ♦ Dedrick Btrasshurg. the oldest post- I «. office employe In point of service, ♦ ♦ as well as In years in the United ♦ «. states, and said to he the oldest ♦ ♦ postofflre clerk In the world, died ♦ ♦ of senility this afternoon at his ♦ ♦ home, 940 Washington street. He «. ♦ was 88 years of age last June, and ♦ ♦ had been In continuous service as ♦ ♦ clerk In the Louisville postoffle# for ♦ ♦ the last sixty-five years. ♦ ♦ •» i.fc \ •* . V t . * CHICAHAUGA IS SCENE OF ACTIVITY FORCES ARE ARRIVING EVERY DAY FOR THE MANEUVERS—A MODEL HOSPITAL IS A PART OF THE PLAN. Chattanooga, July 23.—Preparations for the maneuvers at Chickamauga park are now assuming definite shape. A force of forty enlisted men of the hospital depart ment arrived from Washington under the command of Lieutenant Harris. Major Birmingham, chief surgeon of the com manding general's staff, is establishing a general hospital which will be an example of the thorough manner in which the department cares for the sick and wound ed on the field. The Twelfth cavalry re turned from Its march to Knoxville today and went to the post at Fort Oglethorpe. It will go Into camp later In the week. Tomorrow the Third and Fourth bat teries of field artillery will reach the camp. This force marched from Fort Meyer, 125 miles into Virginia, and then entrained for the remainder of the trip. The two trains were scheduled to reach Chatta nooga at 1:30 o'clock tomorrow morning, but they lost some time, and did not car ry out the schedule. The artillery will encamp on the ground where the Third battery was encamped for a part of the years 1902 and 1903. The Twelfth cavalry will camp on the old Camp Thomas site, and the Twentieth in fantry when It readies the park Wednes day will encamp on Old Parade grounds of the Seventieth cavalry. Today the signal corps was engaged In extending field telephone facilities to all portions of the camp. From to day the vicinity of Lyttle will be the center of great activity. STILL AFTER ICE MEN. Jacksonville Cases Will Go to the Su preme Court. Jacksonville, Fla., July 23.—Another in formation was filed today against the local “Ice trust.'' The defendants were all in court and asked for an extension of time in which to plead. It was decided that the case should be heard on Wednes day. It was agreed that W. S. Ware, one of the defendants, and one of the most prominent business men in Jac ksonville, should go to Jail. This action was taken in order that the case may be brought before the supreme court on application for writ of habeas corpus. The other defendants gave bond for appearance In the sum of $500 each. The case will come before the supreme court this week. Roosevelt to Review Fleet. Washington, July 23.--President Roose velt will review the Atlantic fleet on Sep tember 3 at Oyster Bay. The President will be abroad the Mayflower which Is now In Santo Domingo waters, but will return before the date of til# naval re view. The fleet will consist of the first and second divisions of battleships and. a squadron of cruisers under the com mand of Rear Admiral Evans and under him Rear Admirals Davis and Brownson. --. Montgomery Mail Carrier Sentenced. Montgomery. July 2*.-William Lowe, a negro, formerly a mall carrier In the Montgomery postoffice, today pleaded guilty In the United States court to the charge of taking money from the mails. He was given a year and a day In each of eight counts, but the sentenees will run concurrently, and with the allowance for good behavior the negro will have only ten months to serve. — —— ■ --- Eight Thousand to Enjoy Holidays. Washington, July 23—More than 8000 men In the employ of the engineering department of the army, will enjoy half holidays on Saturday during the remain der of the summer under the terms of an order Issued today from the war de partment. ** a a sss-* a a f t )|t)l, ♦ ♦ ♦ WORTH OVER $100,000,000. ♦ ♦ - ♦ ♦ N'ow York. July 23.—Col. J. J. Slo- > ♦ cum and Charles Osborne, brother- ♦ ♦ in-law and confidential man re- ♦ ♦ spectly of the late Russell Sage. ♦ ♦ and co-executors of his estate with ♦ ♦ Mrs. Sage, were in conference with ♦ ♦ the legal representatives of the ♦ ♦ Sage estate today. Mr Sage's will » ♦ will probably he proha'ed shortly «. ♦ after the funeral A former husi- ♦ ♦ ness associate of Mr. Sage express- «. ♦ ed the opinion that the estate would ♦ ♦ aggregate well beyond llOO.OfVi.orfl, * ♦ and that the will would contain ♦ ♦ many surprises. + ♦ ♦ LEADERS TALK IT OVER WITH TEDDY "Stand Pal" is Singe., on the Tariff Issue CANNON SEEMS SATISFIED Says Congressional Situation la Not Bad—Hordes of Speakers Will Be Turned Into Maine Next Month. Oyster Bay. July 28.—President Roose velt reviewed the campaign of the re publican congressional committee today and pronounced them good and entirely to his liking. He entertained at luncheon at Sags more Hill Speaker Cannon. Chair man Sherman of the congressional cc**t mittee. Representatives Ixmdenslager of New Jersey and McKinley of Illinois, respectively secretary a.nd treasurer of the committee. Senator Penrose of Pennsylvania came on a late train, and also was a guest. Secretary Loeb was present and after the conference made this statement for the President: "The plans of the congressional cam paign committee were gone over general ly and the President, expressed himself as being in entire accord with the ideas of the committee.” Speaker Cannon's comment was this: Speaker Cannon's Comment. "I was a guest of the President and as such it would hardly he seemly for me to discuss what took place. I should like to say that the conference was eminently satisfactory and the congressional cam paign situation not bad." Chairman Sherman after remarking that the President's keen Interest was a valu able asset to the campaign, said the head quarters of the committee would open in New York in the St. James building Wed nesday, and from that time on the cam paign work would go on continuously, Mr. Sherman is to give hie entire time to the direction of affairs fr«m New York. Secretary bouclenslager also will devote hiB attention to the New York headquar ters, as will aUsu Mr, McKinley of Illi nois. Mr. Sherman added that the speakers so far selected for the heavy work in ! eluded Secretary Taft, Secretary Shaw, Speaker Cannon, Senator Beveridge and several other senators, as well as prac tically the entire republican membership of the House. Stand Pat on Tariff. While no one would apeak under quo tation regarding the tariff it was learn ed that the republican text book which is to be Issued within two or three weeks, will be a "stand pat" document from be ginning to end, and that this will be the tenor of republican speeches In Massa chusetts, Iowa, Wisconsin and other ' idea" infected sections of the country, as well as in all other places. "The stand pat" announcement will of course be handled by Ms friends. .Speaker Cannon Is to go to Illinois at once. The new primary system is to be tried in his district, and as he has not attended any one of his nominating con ventions for twenty years, it is his inten tion to be present on the 19th of August when he expects a. renomination. He will go to Maine in September to lend his | aid to the early campaign in that state, and especially In the second district where Representative Idttlefield Is having trou ble. HUNGARIANS ALLEGE CRUEL TREATMENT Four Men Are In New Orleans With Claim of Inhumanity In Alabama Lumber Camps. New Orleans. July 28.-An investiga tion of charges by four Hungarians that they were barbarously treated in an Ala bama lumber '’amp, was begun today by the New Orleans Progressive union. Al bert Berger, leader of these men, reported that they had run away by stealth from a lumber camp where they had been forced to sleep in box cars and where they had been paid $1 a day, although they were under agreement to receive M to $5 a day. They charge that they were beaten with leather harness tugs and sometimes on the hare flesh wi»h straps filled with riv ets. The Progressive union will also at tempt to secure trunks which the men say they left at the camp. These men came from a lumber camp in the part of Ala bama from which stories of cruel treat ment to workmen waj» published last night. Pan-American Congress Assembles. Rio Janeiro, July 23.—The Pan-Ameri can congress held its first session in the St. Louis pavilion beginning at S o’clock this evening. The delegates were enthus iastically cheered by great crowds. Joa qulm Nabuco, ambassador of Brazil to the United States, was chosen permanent president. After the adoption of a vote of thanks to the governments of the Uni ted States and Mexico for their work of pacification In Central America, and of felicitation to the republics whose dif ferences have been adjusted, the con gress adjourned until tomorrow. ♦ LEPER AN OUTCAST. Z ♦ —— — Baltimore. July 23. — George Ros- ♦ ♦ sett, the Syrian leper who. while ♦ ♦ endeavoring to make his way to the « — leper colony at North Brother Is- — ♦ land. New York, was stopped by — - the Philadelphia authorities and by — - their order sent back to this city. -• ♦ where he arrived this evening. ♦ escaped and started afoot along the — j ♦ tracks of the Baltimore and Ohio -• ♦ In another endeavor apparently to ♦ , ♦ reach New York. Iaite reports to- « ! ♦ night are that he has been located — ' ♦ at Oolden Ring, Md., where he was — ♦ found asleep In a box car. -• ' — —