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THE WILMING-TOK MESSENGER. ERIDAY JUSTE 9, 105.
S ROYAL WEDDING
Rl Hi 11D STORM
RCSSIAN ZKMSTVO CONGltESS.
Assembled in Moscow About 200 Del
egates Present Conflicting Humors
Abint Its Meeting Being Prohibited
Moscow. June (5. In spite of the
official brohibiticn. the all-Russian
zemstovo congress assembled here to
day, but the delepat-cs met in private
About 200 delegates from various
zen.-stvos and municipalities, includ
ing the mayors of twenty-five of the
larger cities, arrived in Moscow yes
terday to attend the congress It is
proposed to introduce resolutions call
ins for the immediate cessation of
hostilities. The order prohibiting the
meeting ai rived at Moscow only late
last nierht and aroused the greatest
indignation and resentment.
Seventy-two members of the Mos
cow council have signed the follow
"Our hearts are aching. Neither
leason. equity nor sense of responsi
bility to the national conscience can
admit ihat this most disastrous and
bloodv war of history, the causes of
which are incomprehensible to" this
tortured country. should
without the consent of the
"The hour has arrived for the peo
ple to decide between war and a peace
honorable to Russia and for Russia
to proceed to the reconstruction of
the national edifice.''
St. Petersburg. -June 7 2 "25 a. m.
Telegraphic and telephonic com
munication with Moscow has been
severed and the report of the evening
session cf the all-Russian zemstvo
congress had not been received. up to
midnight. A rumor is current In St.
Petersburg that the meeting was
"broken tip by police and military, but
this ha? not been confirmed. Dis
patches to the Associated Press from
Moscow show that the authorities dia
not interfere with the morning and
Moscow. June 6.
7. Under date of
The Daily Tele-
graph's correspondent says:
"On the ground that forcible dis
persal of the zemstvo concress would
be extremely serious, the governor
general has declared that he would
assume the responsibility of permit
ting the meeting."'
Secretary Taft at Hot Springs. Va.
Richmond. Va.. June 6. Secretary
of War Taft arrived at Hot Springs,
Va.. this morning and spent the after
noon at the Warm Springs. He arid
a party went from Washington in a
The Southern Hardware Jobbers
and National Hardware Manufacturers
Associations are holding a joint con
Tention at the Hot Springs and will
probably be in session until the end
of the week.
Spreading Rails Cause Wreck
Lynchburg, Va., June C The
f enreading of the rails on the Norfolk
i aiul WpfttPrn at "Red ford Citv this af-
4"J?lernoon under a double-headed coal
V laden train, caused the death of a col
ored fireman and the injury of two
white and two colored tramps. The
two engines and seventeen loaded cars
went over a forty-foot embankment
and are total wrecks.
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to bake more and more Uncodo DiocuiC
Fojf 4lhe People
Who desire more and more Soda Crackers of
known purity, cleanliness and unchanging
quality. Unooda Biscuit have long been
By ftlhe People
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they do, a union of all that is nutritive and
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PEACE YET IN DOUBT
(Continued from First Page.)
tt the Russian ambassadors at Wash
ington and Paris that Russia wished to
know Japan's peace terms was imme
diately communicated to the diplomats
It was not long before the Russian
embassy was besieged with callers, but
the ambassador was without advices
on the subject.
The President had confided to the
ambassador who called at the White
House that he expected Ambassador
Meyer to be received at Tsarkoe-Selo
today or tomorrow. The instructions
to Mr. Meyer did not provide for a for
mal tender of good offices. While it is
impossible to give their text they may
be correctly paraphrased in these
words: "Find out from the czar what
we can do to assist an early peace."
Much was left to the tact and diplo
matic discretion of Mr. Meyer as to
the manner and words in which the
friendly readiness of this government
in the present moment should be made
known to the czar.
Care was also 'taken that Mr. Mey
er's conference with the czar should
not occur until Count Cassini's report
had reached Tsarkoe-Selo. It can be
stated very emphatically that in trans
mitting a faithful report of what oc
curred at the White House last Fri
day afternoon, Count Cassini empha
sized the sympathetic and friendly
frankness with which the President as
speaking informally and personally,
expressed his strong desire for peace.
THE CHCAGO STRIKE
Committee Appointed With Full Pow
ers to Settle the Trouble.
Chicago, June G. The teamsters'
joint council tonight appointed a com
mittee with full powers to settle the
strike, and tomorrow a conference will
be arranged with the employers.
The committee is composed of one
representative of each union involved
in the strike, and is headed by W. J.
Gibbons, president of the teamsters
At a meeting of the truck drivers
called to consider the question of arbi
trating the demand of the Team Own
ers' Association for deliveries to the
boycotted houses, it was decided to de
cline the arbitration.
No action will be taken by the team
owners pending the meeting of the
committee appointed tonight with the
employers. President Shea of the
teamsters, was not present at the
meeting of the Joint council tonight
when the committee was appointed.
Chicago is so engrossed in her ci.il
war that one of ther prominent citi
zens at the Alton B. Parker reception
had to ask the judge his name twice.
Such is modern
greatness '.-Atlanta ,
GAYNOR AND GREENE CASE.
Judge LaFontaine Orders Them Back
to Jail to Await Surrender to United
States Authorities Defendants
Have One More Chance.
Montreal. June 6.- Judge LaFon
taine. extradition commissioner, today
gave judgment in the case of the
"United States versus John F. Gaynor
and Benjamin D. Greene, committing
both for extradition and ordering
ihem back to jail to await surrender
to United Staes officers.
In rendering judgment. Judjio La
Fontaine spoke for two hours and a
half. Summmg ur. he said:
"My conclusion is that the allega
tion of the conspiracy to defraud the
United States as being in existence be
tween Carter and the accused on or
about July 1st, 1897. is proven to the
"Second. That Carter was guilty in ;
the United States and conyicted of '.
embezzlement, which offence is known ;
under our law by the term of the fact,
the difference in the name of the of
fense in the two countries being im
material that the accused have par
ticipated by their conspiracy with Car
ter in the embezzlement so committed
by him that such participation is
punishable bv the laws of both' coun
tries and is an extraditable crime.
"Consequently. I determine that the
accused must be committed to jail
ated Press dispatch
stating that Judge
rendered his decision committing
Greene and Gaynor for surrender to
the United States authorities was
shown to the attorney general today.
When Questioned as to what further
rights of appeal Greene and Gaynor
had. it was stated at the department
of justice that the prisoners would
have fifeen days from the date of
Judge LaFomaine's decision in which
to apply for a writ of habeas corpus.
This proceeding, if taken, would come
before another iudge. who would hav
the- power to discharge the prisoners
or to recommit them for surrender, in
which case they will be surrendered
within two months from the date of
such recommittal. .
There is said to" be one case In the
Province of Quebec in which it was
decided bv the court of appeal that
if the habeas corpus judge should
recommit for surrender the prisoners
are still entitled to make application
in the nature cf an appeal to the full
court of arneal. The government, will
have to face this decision as a prece
Carnegie's Offer Rejected.
Jackson, Miss., June 6. Governor
James K. Vardeman tonight made the
statement that the board of trustees
of the state university rejected the of
fer of Mr. Andrew Carnegie to give
the trustees twenty-five thousand dol
lars provided a like amount was ap
propriated by the state fox the pur
pose of building and equipping a li
brary at the state university. Gov
ernor Vardeman tonight stated to the
Associated Press that he thought the
state of Mississippi was in a position to
supply the university with with any
equipment that was needed.
HIS VOICE STILL FOR
General Linevitch Not Dismayed by
HAS CONFIDENCE IX ARMY.
His Force in Manchuria Strong
Enough to Assume the Offensive.
Defeat at Sea Has Not Interfered
With His Plans Wants War De
partment to Send Him Reinforce
ments of Younger Men.
, Headquarters of the Russian Army,
Godzvadani, Manchuria, June 0. Un
dismayed by Itojestvensky's defeat
and full of confidence as to the out
come of the approaching battle, Lieu
tenant General Linevitch is for war to
the bitter end, and he believes that
the Manchurian army is now strong
enough to assume the aggressive.
To a question put to him-by the cor
respondent of the Associated Press, to
whom he granted an interview today,
as to whether he was for war or for
peace, the commander-in-chief replied
firmly and without the slightest hesi
tation: "Most certainly I am for war. I am
a soldier. The emperor's will is natur
ally my law, but my voice now as be
fore is for the continuance of the
"With the destruction of our fleet
vanishes, of course, the hopes of those
who at the beginning of the war wish
ed to make peace at Tokio, but our de
feat at sea has not interfered with my
plans absolutely not one whit. I con
sider myself strong enough now not
only to hold my ground, but even to
"I am no prophet and have no de
sire to be one, but I firmly believe that
I can and will defeat the Japanese in
"I have asked the war office to send
me reservists of the youngest class in
stead of the older ones, not because the
latter make poor soldiers, but because
with plenty of young and vigorous re
servists it would be unjust as well as
inadvisable to call the older men from
their more settled life."
Kins Alfonso in London.
London. June 6. King Alfonso "f
Sna'.n saw the sights of the metropolis
today In typical London weather.
Rain fell all day long, accompanied by
a chill east wind. The limp decora
the entire lilt i S-
gled and fori
young monarch, however, carried out
a long programme with evident n-
joyment. The day concluded with a
state banouet at Buckingham Palace.
which was attended by members of
and practically all
Prince Frederick William
Ducte Cecelia Married.
SIMPLE! RUHR SERVICE
A Distinguished Assemblage Witnessed
Batteries in Every Garrison Town in
Prussia and on Every German
Warship Fired a Salute The Hrido
Magnificently Dressed The Cei-e-
mony Took Twenty Minutes The
Dresses. Jewels and Uniforms Made
a Most Rrilliant Spectacle.
Berlin, June 0. Crown Prince Fred
erick William and Duchess Cecelia of
Meeklenburg-Schwerin, were married
in the palace chapel this afternoon
while the clock on the plaza marked
live and batteries here and in verv
garrison town in Prussia aud in every
sea where German warships floated be
gan firing a twenty-one gun salute at
the same time. In the chapol one of
the most distinguished assemblages
chat could be gathered In Europe, saw
the simple wedding service of the
The crown princess, for she was al
ready crown princess by civil right,
tame in on the arm of the crown
prince. She was wearing a wreath of
the fresh myrtle on her head over
which was a small crown of diamonds
and rubies in a gold frame placed
there by the empress. A triangle of
diamonds rested on the front of her
low-cut bodice and around her neck
was a necklace of large diamonds. The
wedding dress was of Russian silver
brocade with a train four and a half
vards in length and two and a quarter
yards wide attached to the shoulders.
Four maids of honor in dresses of pale
blue silk, the crown princes' favorite
color, carried the train and behind
them walked two pages. The bridal
veil was of old Brussels lace. The
crown prince wore the light blue uni
form of the first foot guards with a
major's insignia and his decorations.
He carried his helmet in his hand.
Behind the bride and groom came
the empress on the arm of the Grand
Duke of Meeklenburg-Schwerin, broth
er of the bride and the emperor with
the Grand Duchess Anastasia, mother
of the bride. These and other mem
bers of the royal family stood on the
right of the altar.
The choir sang, "God Give His An
gels Charge Concerning Thee," to mu
sic by Mendelssohn. This text was
carved on the cradle of the crown
prince. The congregation joined in
singing from the programme the fa
miliar hymn, "Praise the Master."
Dr. Dryander, the court chaplain,
with nine of the cathedral clergy
standing near him, began the service.
He spoke briefly on the beautj' of
love, the large responsibilities resting
on the youthful pair, their need for
the support of faith and spiritual vis
ion. The pastor then asked his impe
rial highness if he took out of God's
hand to have and to hold according to
God's Word and will her highness Ce
The crown prince answered, "Yes."
The same question was addressed to
the duchess with the additional ques
tions pf "and obey" to which she also
answered "Yes." These were the only
The rings were then exchanged and
the bride and groom knelt while Dr.
Dryander read the liturgical prayer,
closing the ceremony which had taken
precisely twenty minutes.
Besides those present at the wed
ding, several hundred others had been
invited to the reception, each person
bowing to the crown prince and crown
princess on either side of whom stood
other royal personages. The dresses,
jewels and uniforms contributed to a
most brilliant picture.
After supper had been served a
torchlight fiance, a unique practice at
weddings in the house of Hohenzol
lern for centuries, was performed in a
modified form by twelve pages, the
members of the royal family partici
pating. This function came to a close
after 0 o'clock, the wedding party hav
ing lasted more than four hours.
The honeymoon probablj' will be
spent at Hubertnesstock. a hunting
lodge in a large forest near Kbers
walde, Prussia. This is a simple sort
of house in the woods, where the em
peror goes deer stalking.
Five Hundred Dollars for Tuskegrc
Tuskesree. Ala.. Tune 6. Booker T.
Washington.' principal of the Tuskc-
zee Normal and Industrial Institute !
for nesrroes. located at this place, has i
ut hAm, notified hv w. J. P.rvan that
five hundred dollars of the fund left j
n trust hy the late Thilo S Bennett.,
nf New Haven. Conn., has been set '
apart bv him as trustee for the pur- I
pose of aiSinsr poor and dservtnc ne-
cro boys in obtaining an education at
Southern Preobiterlan Church.
Nashville, Tenn., June C. The exec
utive committee of the board of mis
sions of the Southern Presbyterian
church met here today and elected
Uer' W1,liam M' Anderson Dv
jNashville. chairman; Dr. S. O. Ches-
?ter, of Nashville, co-ordinate secretary,
and H. F. YA illtams. missionary editor,
Rev. J. Mercer Blaine, of Ka?hin.
China, and Rev. W. L. Wharton, of
r-rripnns Cnha. related the work of
fields and made reports, on the
Heatj Property Loss Reported ia All
ALMOST A CLOUD HURST.
Storm Anmctl Almost Cyclonic Pro
portion Ma nu fact uri ng KtaMUti
mmift Compelled to CUc Ifcivui.
Wasltouts on Itaitroad Reported.
Hotels in Flooded District Reach
ed by Boats Hospital ami Convent
Detroit. MIcb., June Reports to
day from the state say that the rain
and wind storm which was general all.
over the lower part of Michigan yes
terday afternoon and last night was
the most severe In many years. In
addition to the loss of life reported last
night, in Sanilac and Tuscola counties
when the storm assumed cyclonic pro
ortions, heavy proierty loss Is report
ed in all directions. At Grand Rapids,
the rainfall was almost a cloudburst
On the West side districts were flood
ed that were not affected by the great
flood of l!X4. A Unit live hundred
homes were surrounded by wafr. A
i:muter of manufacturing plants were
compelled to close for the day, their
J.rst HtHrs UMng two aud three feet
mider water. No trains arrived or
:t -parted from the city during the early
part of the day.
Three Grand Trunk bridges are
washed out in Ottawa county. At
Lowell the dam and bridge aroH
Grand river were washed out with two
buildings that stood on the bank. At
lon'.a the Grand river is many feet
over its banks and thousands of dollars
damage has been done by the high
water. The Sprlngbrook mill, two
miles above Lowell, on the Grand
Trunk, was washed out. At I-uislng.
the precipitation was -4.SO inches.
In Detroit the precipitation was J.!U
inches yesterday afternoon and last
night, the heaviest fall in thirteen
The storm damage in western Mich
igan is estimated at $TU0.UH The loss
in Grand Rapids and Immediate vi
cinity alone will reach $1UUk. The
list of those injured in the "Thumb
district yesterday by the cyclone was
increase I today when word wan re
ceived from the village of Kingston
that eleven people were Injun d there.
One of them may die. Thirteen houses
and eighteen barns are blown down In
the yicinity of the village.
Fon du Lac, Wis., June ',. Fon du
Lac is battling with the worst flood of
its history and with threatening clouds
overhead today and with more rain the
whole city, may be under water before
another twenty-four hours. Nineteen
thoroughfares are covered with water..
The downtown basement and resident
cellars are flooded. The damage so
tar is estimated to reach about $KK),
(0 in the city with possibly twice
that amount in the country.
St. Agnes hospital and the convent .
nro badly flooded. Seven washouts
j. re reiKirted on the Wisconsin Central
and five ou the Chicago and North
western. The St. Paul road has not
had a train in or out of this city since
late last night. Two hotels in the
flooded district can be reached by lwiat.
Street car service from the city to the
suburbs has been tied up and the in
tuurban line to Oshkosh Is not run
Appleton, Wis., June (;. The worst
rain storms of years have swept this,
part of Wisconsin during the past two
days. As a result this entire country,
is to day practically under water. Ow
ing to numerous washouts no trains
on either division of the Chicago and
Northwestern railway have arrived
here from the south flnee yesterday.
LaCrosse, Wis.. June C The United
States weather bureau here received cf
ficial notice that the Chippewa river
at Chippewa Falls is now two and a
half feet above the danger line. The
sudden rise was lue to the arrival ot
floods from the north and to the re
Milwaukee, Wis.. June C Specials
from Manitowoc, Barron, Chilton, She
boygan Falls. Janesville and other
points in Wisconsin report damage to
property and more or less delay to rail
way traffic owing to heavy rains and
to Vapidly rising rivers.
SPECULATION IV COTTON.
International Cotton Groucr Discuss
Flans to Prevent ft.
Manchester, Eng.. June ;. The In
ternational Cotton Growers todaj
lengthily discussed plans for prevent
ing speculators from Influencing the
price of cotton.
S. S. Dale, an American delegate,,
maintained that the best protection
would le the encouragement of end--gration
of the IaUring class to the
Southern States, where there was
Ujundless opportunity for employment
fi the cotton tlelds. He added that
the true solution of the problem was
the production oi such a large crop oi
cotton as to remove the menace of
speculators. He pointed out that the
American Cotton Association had not
rm.uei tte point of organizing for a
restriction of the production of Amert-
can cotton. Their views, however,
were broadening and as the export
trade Increased the United' Htatefl
doubtless would be more ready to Join
the international organization.
to Late Congressman
Houton. Texas. Jun 6. Whll.-fiilT
returns arc not vet In. It is hellcvc-l
that John M.. Moore, of Richmond.
democrat, haj heen elected successor
to the late Conni-iman John M.'
Picknev. from the Flcht district. Tim
vote hac been very Itchtr-bat Moore.,
it Is thought, has a ma1rltv In every
county, with posIMt one exception