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Continued on -Page -A,- Column -4.
Exposition President Says Words f pf
¦*. %' @ .Greeting to Biplomats..** '>*.®1
LO UIS, ':• May 1.— President David^'Rt
. |^"^. nci3 ot thejpexposltion was ope of the
conspicuous .speakers at to-day's ceremo
nies.! In jjart ; h'e said : » * . * * @
• ITic. Universal Exposition ol 1904 extfnds'sa
cbfdial -?greeting- to tljp dlstlnjuiehed. represen
.tatlves of toreig-n^countries- who fa^or us by
thr^r.presencTs on ttis memorable^'ccasjpn. An*
assembling-": of envoys of: organized
merits, •howjsyers limited .in . their number .and
whatever Its object 'may fee. is characteristic
of *a hl.gh civilization; but when, that convening
is«as general In < Its character as this, it indi
cates marked progress in the establishment of
a Better understanding between interests and
policies long antagonistic t and . at variance.
And when the object of such.a meeting is, as
Jn-this case, to esUbhsh.and cement friendly
relations between people who differ. in form of
government, in religion and in race, it means
a distinct step toward the organization of a
parliament of man. an accomplishment worthy
of the highest : endeavor, because its consum
mation would result in a universal peace.
The cycle of one hundred years whose .close
we have Just passed, incomparable as it was
In the , dJscoverj' and the Invention and the
application of forces and methodi In the phys
ical world and remarkable a 9 it was for'ad
vancement "in' every line of thought- and re
search, will be surpassed and distanced by the
new century upon which we have entered « if
the material potentialities and the intellectual
faculties of I mankind can be 'utilized ' and
trained toward a common end ; and that end
the uplifting, of the human race and the pro
motion of its happlness. v "
1 Th« International Exposition whose dedica
tion you honor by your presence wu conceived
in an effort to commemorate a great achieve
ment which has proven a potent factor, in ht
creasln* our wealth and iustnlning our inatl-"
tutiona , and , perpetuating: our indeperidene*.^
The interest manifested by the governments
and the' people. whom you represent in pledges
of participation has ¦ been encouraging; «*u4
ijans.^ May ; 1*— President
9oose\*elt* made .two.addre^Ses in, T.ope'ka*
to'nighti "fine at'the layijnjj of the*corner
"s"t'pne""foT th"; new Railroad* •YQung/Men'**! ¦
•CjhHstiaii'* Associltioni .building" and the 1
•other* at-.the* Auditorium*, beforV the'.ln
"terrJatiqhal'.J'Converition .of* the-> You^ig»
jften's-^'Chrfstian Ass6cIatlon/."*»Both .ad-"
dresses* were 'tieaVd^ b*5\? Immense crbwds
.pf/ people and" 'were* received '.wit^i the.
greaic'st : enthusfagnj";, . After • "layin'g* the
jCornerstone B /or th? riailroad Young Men's
Christian* Association "building the *Presi
jdent**w^s conducted •*the^re*s'd6*nce -of
"Go'v^nor f Bailjey, "• w*here 'lie was # " ent\r/'
.tairfed- at dinner..' His'*IasU 'address, wa.s
giv*»n at* *9i'0? i o'clockrs' > 'The "crowd. waS
very, large,, but so- excellent ftere. the,
Regulations' that 'ihere,. w.&s"*yt41e"
t'or. .n'6- -onf usiori. ' m * •• «"¦ ? '?• ' ..* "*• • ..*•
•',iDui ! in8:.the.trJ*p tel'the Governofls/rebv'
-^ehc>'this"*eVening a m'an" named. "jllurpliy
;a.ttem|ted.*la*get > on*the Pre'sldefit's .car
•rlage. * He,wag knockeTl off; by a.^mbim.ted.
PP.licen|ian-A He th'en Jumped 'on *onej" ojf
'tlie^iep.s^with the jcemark:** * * ••
'i "»A *•'*£""'* "••? • 'rt&e* here.' 1 One* o!. &%
*?ecret*sefvice ;mcn!iri'}rfhe^carriage, by a'
"well-aimed blow, sent *him; rolling, in the.
He was afterward arrested." The*
fcMow,.wa8Y.irV3?^<':d^.An«**d'dinot con-'
" template* aby^asaaaltrfofiMhVPre'iidehtlf
but. tr.ied t t& enter J*lhe 'carriage j out'.of
&\mefe spirU-ofj bravado. * The % incident.
''g'r'eVtiy ?amule'd. the President. *'•: **
of-puttlng up decorations* I>e
'.gan' early .**{o.-day.. w^JF;iags «were 3lspla^^d
• r in t -''grc»*at" numbers* on. thS'store* fronts.
; The entrances, toi -building"* w,f re "dtKi'ped.
«with red, wbite/an&'blu^ tainting.'". Many*
; private re*srdences.pu.t but flags and. ptficf
honqr*of "the Jvisi^. **The
j.-Har'va-rd *fotors- -could/ b.e .i.e.e^i-"*in.. many*
>pra.c?s.ja.*>s"witiiS g fn.e •.f^d/ "white* aifd
h: t . ;**' >v ••:?•% -:>¦**" :-^:\
was?tffkeh i tWp*re*ve.nt*
;^ela*y- s pr-accident^o r .th§P.^esidenfs^p*'iV^^^
J^iVrbpeka.'- ;. il\ 1rt"s*Aiud^V, ge'ne'ral^hia n-^
.ager/ of -.therSanta' F,e,' ; 6.rder|"d. <: that 5 'no )[
tfains'.'arojjn'd.-^he ,dep^o.t-.;b:e 'moved .'w-hilc.
t*he^]ajMng of t'h^.'coi:ner
.-^tone^wa's ln*priiBfeess./'j'' : 'r j "'*jj .v.». *..*•'•* •;•
*an'v.>hqu.b,- t'Afit. • 5 ; •
:> i P.r£side*jt'. s Rb*os^veft t ; s ? train *a-r?iyedi m."
.•nfop.ekaf an '^urAaikrl '" 'OK-fir[\\2jm 'people
('^iemb^ed'- at ipe* si/.e/jof -Vhe ;ne^."Y.6un'g
. fc Men's*AChris.tian «A.S5ociat|cfii;»buJ,lding" .toi
.welcome h.imt'." s .Tii ! e..ci i elayV'pnly served" Jto
.add -<o ; .t.fre -cftj^d'.V X§*$ .the"
; b6bmlng;",of cannon^ annouqcea-Vhe'arrJval
: q"f.' "the" «Presid?nt"s ¦tfa-Jp # .*nor'tli- t>f'stVie'
•rivfer. Soo"i> af'terfth^ 'traln^Va's'switcne'd
f rtgn. trie Union 'Itac'l^ci ?4 t tfie Sam'ta Fe
lr.acks*and*jur^.<lowi^'t-6.i*tn«y.|iAW bHifdiog.
'Escorted* by a. .local •eavajr£ company^and
a s^uad'-of^mbuntedspoye'e- '^h.e -Presfdent'
t frhfi to 'm r ' pl^tfojrni:';. He' made
*a short add.ne.ss*. a'n'd. then4aid*Vhe*cornerv
•stone A ". • *. .'.* .-,. • . •*;.. v t -...«,^•* .
• Geii'eral. Manager"* Mgdge ".-presided' .at
"the exercises*^-, He pr*e.se*hte^.tKe •P.res^delit*
with^a* silver trowel wbith- ha# Bee.n'con
tribilted by the." roa'd and "witli this'Jhe
.President 'placed the mortar Hn position-**
" The^ opening praye*. was made *by Rev.'
H. 1 H. Gregg of Sfe Louis.' » "« :.' r
| In his, a'dOrgss
p^essed~hls^pleasu^e af being in^'the geo
graphical^ center of "the "United Sta.te?.*
He . conjgratulated 'delegates tb^ the
Young Men's "Association Con
vention that they * ha3 come, to. KanAs
for their great meeting arid said h#ho'ped
their meeting would be the most*" profitable
ever held..',' ! ¦' *- ,"@ %>':' ® ;..f- ::S 'r (S :
® The President <? characterized .the .RaU
road Young Men's Christian Association
as one of the most potent agencies for
good inHhe country,* in that it tended: to
make -better men of the railroad.em
ployes,* on whom: so " much depended?
The ceremonies occupied -twenty min
utes. Then the President and his party
were escorted -to their carriages /and
driven rapidly.- to .the .Copeland Hotel.
Fourteen j carriages were in, the proces
sion. Companies of.ttie Kansas National
Guard acted as, guards.
The * President was" taken to the res!-'
de nee of. Governor Bailey, where he was
entertained dirfner., As . the .party
passed a number of old soldiers who were
drawn . up ' on the east entrance of the
building; ' saluted the" Presiden t. " ~ The
President* returned - the , salute. •
¦ Those present 1 at "the Governor's din
ner were as follows: The President, , Sec
retary Root, Assistant Secretary Barnett,
Surgeon General Rlxey," Dr. Butler, Judge
W: Shook of the". Federal^ .bench,; Chief
Justice ; Johnson of Kansas^ Supreme
blench, Morton r '*Albaugh,*SenatbF;."j. R.
Burton, < Senator/Chester LlLong, ! N/, H.
Lobmio of Union ;Pacinc, ¦ M. \ A. Lowe
of ihVRock^Island, 1 ; H. J. 'Bone, secretary
to ;the VGpyerabr;" I William Ullen ; White.
G. ,W. Howe. bf ¦ the Atchlson Globe.- <;: ]
"We are here to welcome the Embassa
dors. Ministers and representatives > of
friendly foreign nations. We are gathered
to commemorate an event ; of ; history, an
event of more . Importance ; than most - any >
eveyfof history^' This event gave to us a
ccntinental^habitation;' '..'.^
"To-day, after 100 years, we. come to cel
ebrate a magnificent exposition. It is not
an exposition oX city or State, nor of
United States. '¦ It-Is ap exposition; of 'the
world. Gentlemen, our visitors and friends
in this temple of peace," dedicated to | the
progress Qt mea, your- presence is elsmif-
Continued on- Page ¦ 3 r Cols. 3 and 4.
The members of the diplomats "corps,"
representatives • of foreign governments
and other official guests assembled at* the
St. Louis Club at 10:3(f a. m.- to-day and
were driven from'there to the "exposition
grounds. "The. carriages during the drive"
were arranged, in strict accordance xith
the rules of , diplomatic precedence, and
once the line was formed the carriages,
escorted by four troops of'regular-cav
alry,' were driven rapidly toward -the' fair
grounds, where the breakfast was' served..
The New York provisional regiment, Re
splendent in new dress uniforms, was
drawn up in Forest Park, and as the line
of carriages passed along the troops were
reviewed by Governor Odell.
Although the hour set for. the com
mencement of the day's exercises was 12
o'clock, it was long past that time when
the diplomats and their escort arrived at
the Liberal Arts building. Fifteen min
.utes later than the time set for the begin
ning of the programme the diplomats, the
representatives and . the . distinguished
guests were only preparing to sit down to
the breakfast.'
The assembly was called to order by
Corwin H.. Spencer, chairman of the expo
sition committee on ceremonies. After
the' invocation by the Rev., Carl Swenson
of St. Louis Mr. Spencer introduced as
president of: the day 'the Hon.' John <M.
Thurston, who spoke as follows:
S.t... '":Laujs;<iMay; fi.:—^tait6 v rnati6iia^'
'day.'* .at the. *exposit-lpn;-.wjas'.^carf.
•ried'jout.asrofig'maJly plaijtied^'btft
there ' were .'delays; ._•'.' that-'
brought' the* conclus'ion'ofj'theyrxercls^s."
about -three hours* later than" was ftrigUial-J
ly intended.. . v * . * '£• "^'•"C.U'Y's-''-"/^
.The breakfas^ to'.the* diplpiriafevo'as.\ai>^".
parehtly greatly enjoyed by- the SOO^'pep-.
pie who participated. • A't- the* coricru3ioji'
of , th« meal .Pfesld"2nL.:*Ffanc!s"*.pfoposed 1
a' toast to-_--tl>e foreign'^ jepreseritat'i'i'es;
presence indica*tesj the friendliness,
of their. goVernment*\«";and". Iftef r- t .v^?i>d .
wishes toward' the*.*' Lo.uieiana Purchas.e,
Exposition.*!.* & /, - s * " . W/ '¦'' • j ". yi-~< v •'.
' Ex-President ' Cleveland, will ' leaVe".' for
home to-morrow* nlghtj.-go.ing directly; \q.
Princeton,- N*.;J. Following^ Jhe -Exercises:
In- the tiberal Arts-*buliaing. to-ni6rro\«
the site of each State buydlfi? will b'e.ded-;
s icated. .Tkese de*dications.w^ll«taRfe 'pi'ace*
at about t*he same time, |he exerci^-be-s
ing in JLhe hand.s of the various S.tate 'ijep-
resentative5, who will be escorted. tb* the
various .sites by officials? of *th.e-'e,xpqsi*-.
Uon. .'¦. • ¦• . (j e . '. V *i)' Ti ' •••
Representatives j ot Frapce;;and";Spain; Are;- pr^te^
' : : v>:--j : at th^Exjiosition, b^-P^si^entyrahG.is \%
• ¦•: .¦ f: VvV^v :1aiftd.^Lddre&s T^us^nds^^'^O^^^v
ica.nf ttt' usJofTthe .f- riendHness;;bf -t.hr- n£ : "
yons« . Ma"y.-\$;e. not h'opeith'at jfn /the^spteny
•dor of 'sjt'hg-.^wentieth' 'cenjtury^VhVre\maj?
# be.'a"n'cxefnpllflca'tlon .6/ the woVds'of fthe*
¦jMast^r* 'Pea-ce .pn'.ear.thv'gbpa'.wiU-.to'wraird;
« Mr..^ Sj?encjeV 'thren^ introducedV'Pr.esidelit
.^ra^cls..of'*th'e' > e*xp6sitiohAw i h^\xVende<i
,i!T?- gWtJng Uhe*ex*pdsiti6'n' T f.6' th.e ;re^
; /Vcc uta t i ves" t of ~. f oVel gn '. c6 unirie's/ > :"l;.v -\* \
• A-fter- l the'rendlti.«.ri fl bf' a seleotion't>y*th(«
M*a"r4he Was.hing^bn".- M^'jussg^
s 6f 'Franc^ ..tb"tnji
X'nitea "States,* ceplied to- President .Fran,
.•cis: f'.'-->. .:„?'*•:* 'o '¦ *'s&*t\ !*"••$*•£'£*£
the; "ires'slrahV-'\ which, jvas 8riv.eh a *bjV^ e '
baud, t^eV-Spai!lsh*.*Mihis'tei^<'*3en*pr'.'&on.
'EmilicJ' -d"^-.-'Ojed"a; -spoke' -for* Sp'ainV f The,
'e»ercises~weYe - digged," by. beriedic}i9ri .^rb-*
•pounced, by; the'-Rqv. §amu"el ;J. Nichols,
ci\A .as*,^he_ 'd4*stingulshed gu>.sts. lffct> th.e
. l3a H^ a .' salute/ o'f 100 guns was** fire*d. *;. *i*f«j •
¦ -The.pnlj-featUK o®ttie eVening*'w.a"s the
.'dJsplay of Jireworks. .'.''. • v'.V-'/*.'
J* •" -Si »¦ • * " * ¦ (••- • • • (1»*^ "• ••
. FAIR CE*R*EMONIE5.YESTERDXy:.IN .St^ LOUIS. *,;. & * : '/ •'..•*>./ i : ;
¦ . * " *•- 's "*" ;.**;. *•>•..".".• "j.V .•.•*.»•.*;. *• *' • • ? ' . *j.vz ,-" '.:•>»•
He admitted that there had been sonic
Instances where clerks and others had
been borne on the rolls of the city, post
office and had been, detailed to .work la
the PpEtcfflce Departments 1 _ r .t^-
"That was brought about for other rea
t>ons. as well as his manner of Investigat
ing: the postoffiee accounts. He was very
efficient and performed his work In a sat
isfactory manner, except that he was not
sufficiently tactful in approaching people
tnd making request* for helpers."
Fim Assistant Postmaster General
Heath, he added, had complained that the
expert's manner,, was offensive. Com
plaints of the expert's offensive manner
also had come from the Attorney Gen
tral's office. City Postmaster Merritt, an
other one of the officials to whom ' Mr.
Payne sent a letter of inquiry, was asked
whether disbursements had been made in
his office without a wxitten record of the
same being kept.
"No," he replied, "not> during my in
"That is exactly what done," he
continued. "No political or personal pres
sure was brought to bear rpon me. II
such pressure had been brought It would
have accomplished nothing. There were
irregularities, which I took steps to check,
as papers on file in my office will show."
"Was the expert who investigated the
postoffice accounts made an example of?"
Mr. Tracewell was asked.
"He was transferred from my office to
the sixth auditor's office, which amounted
to a reduction," waa the reply.
Payne has asked for a complete report
from Postmaster Merritt. including a list
cf All changes made in the Washington
office during h'is incumbency, and upon
*\ host order they were made. The' let
ter to Comptroller Tracewell says that
the- publication is a direct reflection on
his office, and asks if any truth exists in
the charges. Bristow is directed especial
ly to report on any connection of himself
and of the postoffice inspectors with the
chargf-s. Smith is asked for information
on thf subject as a matter. of "courtesy."
Comptroller Tracewell said to-night that
It was in the spring of 1900 that he de
cided to look into the affairs .of the Wash
ington city postoffice. An expert from his
effice was put to work and the papers
In the case were brought "to his office.
They were there perhaps two months. •
The investigation led to the .conviction
on his part, Tracewell said, that there
had been many Irregularities, he would
rot say frauds, In the expenses of the local
postoffice. He c?lled the attention of the
postmaster to them and disallowed many
Items. Matters eventually were straight
ened out, and en" a promise from the
postal officials that the Improper dl»
bursements would not be continued, he
informed them, he said, that he should
refrain from falling back on the disburs
ing officers.
The Postmaster General to-day ad
dressed letters to former Postmaster Gen
eral Smith. Fourth Assistant Postmaster
General Bristow. Postmaster Merritt of
this city, and Comptroller Tracewell. of
tht* T*e»*ury, csJUag ntttntlun to-* pub-
Lshed Interview with Wj Tulloch. for
ir.any years up to three years ago cashier
of th<» Washington postoffice. - : -v'= t<f
The interview quotes Tulloch a* saying
that the whole tendency of the Postoffice
Department Is to convert the Washington
city postoffice into" a mere bureau of the
department, disburse its funds and pro
mote its employes; that investigation of
th« management of the Washington post
office was begun by an expert of. the
comptroller's office, but was stopped and
the expert reduced, "presumably as a
warning to others." Postoffice Inspectors
who were aware of the existing condi
tions, the interview says, were threatened
with removal if they presumed too much,
but Bristow stood by his men and de
manded an investigation of the first as
sistant's office, which was refused. '¦'''¦:
Pp*ci»! Dispatch to The Call
WASHINGTON. May 1.— Senator Henry
Cabot Lodge, one of the President's -clos
est personal friends, waxed wroth t.o
f.i.Vi on learning that Postmaster Gen
eral Payne had defended Mr. Machen,
central superintendent of free delivery.
He intimated strongly that Machen's disr
charge had been ordered by the President
before his departure, and that unless lhal
«a; an accomplished fact before his.re
turn there would be trouble and the Post
rraster General might be asked to resign..
Payne said to-day that the resignation
of General Superintendent' Machen Lad
ret been asked for by cither. Fourth As^
t-iEtant Postmaster General Brlstow, "who
i» conducting the Investigation of the de
partment, nor by First Assistant General
Wynne. He said that Machen should not
be removed unless .such action should be
required by the Fourth Assistant, or posi
ti\e evidence of the commission of some
unlawful or improper act should -be pre
Former Postmaster General
Smith Is Requested
to Explain.
Whitewash of Machen
Will Stir Ire of
immense'Crowd^ at Topefi'd
\ Give Welcbme i 0 .Chief $&
'¦ : *V J^/'-Magistrale 1 :,'- 48 '^ •••.^'•
"•¦••?•• . •' r.-.' .'.- . * • 1 . «• • ¦,• * • •"•*¦¦* *• v *.*
Means No.Harm^ but Is
Knocked /
||5|'| Intq Gutter. ' : p ••.'.
Drastic Measures
to Be Used if
Necessary. .
Mounts a Step* of
: tKe President's -•
¦">¦ * « ~:Jn~ r ' : --*£ ¦¦'•¦'• -"
Turkish Troops
• Make a Large
:' -Capture: ?£.
Italy Sehdsjput a
Fleet of War*
Terror Spreads
Through the
Sultan Declares
City Is in State
of Siege.
Rock Island Controls
.f.:and Road WillBe
Sboretajy , '"Hay* • Wrif es
* %*.Reefrets fon ; .
*' 4 - . '- Over VCIiina^ -y- *?
L / p lONSTA i NTINOPLEr : 'May
[ f v * I -- J ~ ."^lore bon'ibs; were
I tlira\\*n'%t:jhter*al^ irt'Sa-
•lonica ' yesterday. * Arrests' '. have
•Bee*n piade -.by - .wholesale. Many
iBulg'ariahs^ *Jhavev^ been ' •killed'
by explosions ia thpe 'streets, j Few
details of Jthe ti*oables*'m Salonika.
kave'.been*received* here..;* f • *>
/'The embassifes *have~*urgecl. the
'"PpTrfe.to'take ej.e*ny possible meas
.iflf'e * to ..pcesewifc* "public ; s'ecuriiy.
TUe Turks.are'grejatly'exasperat
•ecl-"lry..: # the '"a.cts* of. th'e. 'feyqlii^
stiipnists.,.*. • * ¦? • ''»'$..'-'• '.' *. ••-
- • *.A : 5t5te" d f s i ege • has* beeri pro
. claimed *at 'Salpnica .and ¦> extraor
diiia'nv rmiitany*. pf ecauttons haVe •
.be"en ""ordered 'even-where jn. tlTe
empire, as -it* -is i that,
•<3uirtiges^ similar*, to* those p'efp'e-'
¦Jtrajttd.*:. •there*, yesterday'.: may ,» be
' cpnjmittejtf* at • Constantinople, and
elsev/here./The action*6l the ]\Iac-'
4'donian*' £onimittee -in .defecting,
.attacks ) on 'J. oreig'n: property "was
'.Evidently .with trie*, view of pro"-
Vokjngi the*, .intervention, of the
powers. is- feared tHe-outrages
mayjiejad* to massacres, of' Mace
donians and Bulgarians, by Mus
"sulm'ans'Avho are 'in a stateof dan
ger*bu!5J,excitement. ' j . • •
.* Tiirkisb 'troops have captured a
Bulgarian JbancT 300 strong, near
Ne vrbkop, European Turkey.
The treasure of the : Ottoman
bank is'safe.* • Y
Special Dispatch 'to The Call.
.HOUSTON, Texas, May 1.-A11 the offi
cials of the Houston and Texas Central,
who are identified with the Southern Pa
cir.c, have tendered their resignations with
the- former company. The list includes
the following:
Vice' President Markham, Passenger
Traffic Manager Morse. Freight Traffic
Manager Jones, General Freight Agent
Dunlap, General Passenger Agent Rob
bins, Assistant General Passenger Agent
Anderson and Assistant General Freight
Agents Beard, Christensen and Reece.
The resignations will be effective between
this and the loth lnst.
. This information was secured from tha
head officials to-night.- A stockholders'
meeting of the Central will be held within
a few days and a reorganization effected.
It develops that the Rock Island has ac
quired a- controlling interest in -the Cen
tral, but it Is to be operated independ
ently. The Houston and Texas Central
ia the best paying railway property In
Texas. It has a total mileage of more
than 600 miles.
Traffic Director Stubbs was in Houston
Wednesday and immediately following his
departure the resignations were * filed.
Manager Jeff Miller, who Is not identified
with the Southern Pacific, is to continue
in his present capacity with the Central.
He will, be the only one of the old corps
to remain. The headquarters of the Cen
tral will be maintained In this city.
.* -.* '/ Special Dispatch to The Call. •»; I.
,'* WASHlkGTONj;May s l..-Secr.etary .Hay
• has* sentUallie Russlan.*EmbtfSsadovfor
/transmission, to* *St. ;*Petersburg v note* in.
'which be expresses regret that, thVT?nlted
States s should*: hate, been^led^nto 'even ; a*
temporary misconception" or 'dbubt'fe^ to
.Russia's, positlcm _fn:.Manohurla..';He- re
turns the thanks,of this Government tor
a* f rank, and declaration
Russlair'prlnciples.', .1 '.•*.¦' C * ' * " ''1
A?) cable from St. Petersburg published
this morning.® which" portrayed j the -.Rus
sian-'Government's"- feeling of mortifica
tion that the United Sta'tes should have
thought her capable . of duplicity in Ye
gard to Manchuria, "attracted attention
at the State .Department, as well as in
diplomatic circles. . V.'A,, . !
• English diplomats are trying, to make
it appear that everything cabled Jrom Pe
king,more than a week ago 'was true and
that Russia has backed down. This view
is not taken at the State Department. Mr.
Conger, Minister, at Peking, first cabled .
the alleged Russian demands to the State
Department, -and when- asked if he was
sure of h'isfacts he is said 'to have stated
thathe obtained them'firsffrom the Jap T
anese Minister; but" had verified ' them.
It appears, now that -he. -was hasty and
ill advised in. his cable to the State De
partment. .The disclaimer which the Rus
sian Government handed Embassador Mc-
Cormick . at St.: Petersburg has been ca
bled to Mr.'v Conger,' but; no ' answer ¦ has
been received. ' ¦ '."<¦''•'- .*
Japan , to believe t that Russia
means .what - she says. ; , ' Even to-day /she
was seeking; to, induce the United j States
to take a new position < in \ regard . to I Ko
rea,* asserting' that Russia is about to take
action to.ward that 'country, which will' be
hostile : to : all other ; nations having Inter
ests 'In the Far-East." >¦'-/ •
Land for Refugees Chosen in a Min
ing Region Near Santa
• Rosalia.
EL, PASO. Texas. May l.-A dispatch
from Chihuahua, Mexico, to-day state*
that the Beer leaders have closed a deal
for S3.000 acres of choice land In that
State, near Santa Rosalia, on which they
will locate one of their colonies of refu
gees from South Africa. The land Is closa
to . a famous mining region and la iu*»
ceptible of wonderful * development.
Lake Placid Home Burns.
TJT1CA", N.'.Y., May 1.— A. special- from
Carthage"; says* that the .Stevens' house.- at
Lake*; Placid has burned,- entailing a loss
Of 5C0O.OOO. . •¦ ¦--¦ -"• '•'- ¦¦- ¦• s^- -
z«v OME, May 1.— -Owing tc the alarm
• MjM -in* news- from Salonica an Italian
Jf\ squadron . has been ordered to pro
' "^*ceed to'.that port. * Vice" Admiral
Morin, Minister of Marine,- announced in
the .Chamber . of { Deputies L to-day that
Italy will act conjointly with the other
powers regarding, Macedonia." '
American and Japanese Engineers *bn
i Canton-Hankow Railway At
tacked by Mob.
HONGKONG, May ,1.— It ia learned
that the attack by a' mob' upon .five Amer
ican ; and . five ... Japanese engineers em
ployed In i work * in connection - with the
Canton-Hankow.' Railway i was due to the
fear^of the'superstltious Chinese that the
line : of ' railway " would desecrate grave
yards,., a belief ' that !" has : of ten caused
trouble in, railway, building in. this coun
try. The attack was made in the Chlng
yuen 'district.'
The. information, here" is "that", the en
gineers ' escaped • with t ; the assistance of
friendly 'elders, but they lost their Instru
ments and everything 'else they had with
them.' Foreign gunboats havo been dis
patched-to r the' scene, -which is up. the
North f River, :•; _«^_.. - - -^ - -•
The San Francisco Call.
VOLUME Spirf^NO. 153.

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