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VOL. XLIII. NO. 13,566.
PORTLA2jTDt OREGON," THURSDAY, JTTSB 2, 1904.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
BACK TO HARBIN
Russians Will There
Await the Japanese.
CZAR GIVES HIS CONSENT
Kliropatkin Thus Wins a Vic
tory Over Alexieff.
FORT JS RECEIVING GUNS
Every Preparation Is Being Made to
Withstand Siege-Hope Is Enter
tained Enemy May Find Too
Many Lines to Guard.
SPECIAL CABLEGRAM TTtOM THD COR
RESPONDENT OP THE "LONDON" TIMES
AND PORTLAND OREG OKI AN.
"MOSCOW, June 2. The Russian govern
ment is beginning to realize that Its
troops In the field wity hardly be able to
retain possession o "Manchuria, and that
even more reverses are In store for Gen
eral Kuropatkln's army. I learn from an
absolutely dependable source that Harbin
is being fortified and placed in condition
to "withstand a siege and that it is gen
erally believed in government circles that
the army -will be compelled to abandon
"Mukden and all positions to the south
ward and retire to Harbin, there to await
the Japanese armies. My informant states
that all of- the heavy siege guns which
have been reported as shipped for use
in the Russian fortifications in Southern
"Manchuria during the last few weeks
are In reality intended for service at Har
bin. Nor is that alL Kronstadt and other
first-class fortresses are being denuded
of their heaviest guns, which are being
prepared for shipment to the Manchur
ian border, there to be mounted at Har
bin. It is the hope of the Czar and his
advisers that this place may be made
impregnable, and the Japanese can be
compelled to extend their lines over so
much territory that they wlllexhauBfcj
ToemseiveseSTjarcnng ineir lines , or ycora
It is certain- that Gencrafl5iropatklns
insistence that it is. Impossible to retain
control of "Manchuria has had a painful
effect on the Czar, who has trusted im
plicitly to Admiral Alexieff. Tho latter
declared that no. Japanese army could
ever secure a footing north of Yalu, but
this dream has been dispelled ana now
the Russian government is facing the fact
that the Japanese not only have ob
' tained a foothold, but also that their
forces are equal. If not superior In num
bers, to the Russians, and at the same
time are much better equlpped.
Tho Czar did not consent to any prep
arations for' a retreat to Harbin until
after he received a detailed report from
General Kuropatkin showing absolutely
that it was impossible to hold the south
ern portion of Manchuria. He then agreed
to accept the situation and consent to
the preparation of an impregnable posi
tion at Harbin, which the Russians could
finally hope to hold, while preparing to
begin an offensive movement
It is therefore believed here that the
Russian official boasts that Mukden and
Liao Yang will bo held are entirely for
home consumption, and a retreat to Muk
den first will gradually be made. The
Japanese advance will be contested as
much as possible, but a genoral engage
ment will be avoided.
MINES COVER A LARGE FIELD.
Japanese Will Clear Tallenwan Bay,
Then Land Siege Train.
SPECIAL. CABLE TO THE LONDON TIMES
AND PORTLAND OREGONIAN.
CHEFOO, June 2. During tho interval
of 30 hours between the Russian evacua
tion of Dalny and the Japanese occupa
tion anarchy prevailed. The local Chi
nese officials allowed the prison to be
forced with tho result that about 200 cut
throats had run of the town.
Some time will be required to make
the ports of Dalny and Talienwan safe
for shipping to enter, as the San ,Shantao
Islands have been connected very skil
fully with the mainland by mines zig
zagging over a large field. The damage
to the Russian works ashore is insig
nificant. The Japanese have much rail
way material on the way.
There is no information as yet to the
fate of the Russian gunboat and four
transports which wero in Talienwan
Bay during the battle of Kinchou. It is
just possible that the Bobr slipped away
during the night of May 26.
Immediately after Talienwan Bay shall
have been made safe, a Japanese siege
train will be landed, when presumably
the Second Army Corps will quietly in
vest Port Arthur, while a third army
corps and a specially organized flying
column will co-operate with the First
Army Corps in the advance on Mukden.
It has developed that the island1 base
used by Admiral Togo, and from which
the Second and Third Japanese armies
wero started for the Manchurlan coast,
was originally included in Admiral Alcx
iefCs plans for war. He intended it should
have been used as a Russian torpedo
station where the destroyers could be fit
ted out, but the plans were held In St.
Petersburg after being forwarded there
for approval, and consequently nothing
was dona until after the war broke out
and then the first attempt to take the
island revealed the fact that the Japan
ese were already there.
Tho Russians left Dalny much more
serviceable than had been expected, and
the Japanese have already repaired the'
breaches in the fortifications and re
mounted guns. The mines are being
carefully removed from tho. harbor and
It Is likely the Japanese will make it
fully as accessible as is Sasebo.
--WANT KUROPATKIN TO FIGHT.
Russians Desire Military Reputation
to Be Retrieved.
"LONDON, June L No confirmation has
yet been received of the reported heavy
fighting near Port Arthur, or with Gen
eral Kuropatkln's army, although the lat
ter Is not regarded as improbable. Rumors
persist that court influence at St. Peters
burg Is being actively exercised to Induce
General Kuropatkin to assume the offen
sive in an endeavor by a victory to re
trieve the Russian military reputation.
The Daily Telegraph's St. Petersburg cor
"A recent council of war decided that
General Kuropatkin should risk an en
gagement. The Emperor ratified this
judgment, even going so far as to author
ize tho dispatch of troops from the Ger
man frontier to the Far East, on the
ground mat as Germany was benevolent
she might be trusted safely. All hopes
are centered now in Kuropatkin, who will
make desperate efforts to save Port Ar
thur. Against these statements must be placed
the official contradiction communicated to
the Associated Press and already cabled,
that General Kuropatkin would move
The correspondent of the Standard at
Toklo announces that non-combatants are
quitting Gensan owing to Incursions of
small parties of Russians in Northeastern
Corea. The situation there is not deemed
a serious one.
The Morning Post's correspondent in
Vienna learns that the Stablllmento
Teonico at Trieste has engaged to deliver
five armored cruisers to Russia, the first
two within a year, the others subsequent
ly at Intervals of ten months.
REPORTS BATTLESHIP AGROUND
Japanese Vessel Fuji Is Said to Have
Struck a Reef.
ST. PETERSBURG, June 1. An uncon
firmed rumor has reached here from Muk
den that the Japanese battleship Fuji Is
aground on a reef off the Mlao Tao Is
lands, between the Kwan Tung and Shan
Tung Promonotorles, where she is being
guarded by torpedo-boats.
(The Fuji is a first-class battleship of
13,320 tons displacement Her speed Is 18.2
knots, and her normal coal supply 1100
tons. The Fuji's main belt of armor is 18
inches thick, and her upper belt six
Inches. Her main gun positions are pro
tected by 14 inches of armor, her sec
ondary battery by six inches, and her deck
by two and one-half Inches. The Fuji's
armament consists of four 12-inch rifles,
ten six-Inch rapid-fire guns, 20 three
pounders, four 2&-pounders, and five tor
pedo tubes, four submerged. Her comple
ment Is 600 men. She was launched In
Insists on Discontent In Russia
LONDON, June 2. Despite-the "semioffi
cial" denials nromulsrated by the nro-
''RusKfn.n news aireneies.' the London -Daily
Standard continues -to insist" that its
stories of disaffection throughout Russia
and the summary punishment of offenders
are in no way exaggerated. Its Russian
correspondent sends word that a high po
lice official Informs him that during the
past ten weeks 1350 arrests for alleged
political offenses have been made In the
provinces of Kief, Podolia and Vollhinia,
all of which are under the absolute con
trol of the iron-ianded despot, General
The arrests, however, have not cleared
the situation, and discontent is spreading
rapidly. So serious is the situation con
sidered that additional troops have been
requisitioned for service within the prov
inces, and only long-servlco regulars are
being sent there.
CONTENTS OP TODAY'S PAPER
Russians are preparing to fall back to Harbin.
Russians use lances and strike terror to heart
of Japanese at Vafanchang. Page 3.
Russians desire Kuropatkin to risk a battle to
retrieve their military reputation. Page 1.
Japanese battleship Fuji is reported ashore.
Bryan's Ideas are reflected In Nebraska plat
form, and ho Is elected delegate to St.
Louis. Page 1.
Two plana to end Illinois deadlock on Governor
are rejected. Page 1.
Parker men -win in Georgia after a red-hot
fight. Page 2.
Large and attentive audience hears Represen
tative Hermann at Corvallla. Page 4.
Peter "West, of Pendleton, gives Pension De
partment facta as to his ten marriages and
eight divorces. Pago 1.
Banqueters at American Asiatic Association
dinner In New York throw glaroes to floor
when drinking toast to Japanese navy.
Governor of Ohio sends troops to scene of
strike in Hanging Rock Iron district. Page 5.
Architect Barnes praises landscape artist and
architect of Lewis and Clark Fair. Page 4.
Norman Williams sentenced to hang by Judge
Bradshaw at Tho Dalles. Page 4.
Jennie Morrison, at Butte, will not forsake her
hobo lover and trousers. Page 4.
Caterpillars are causing destruction in King
and Pierce Counties, "Washington. Page 4.
Commercial and Marine.
"Weekly review of local produce and Jobbing
markets. Page 13.
Small price changes .In New Tork stock list.
Strong wheat market at Chicago. Page 13,
San Francisco is to have a butter and egg
board. Page 13.
Ship Beacon Rock will require extensive re-
pairs. Page 12.
Hyadea arrives to load Government cargo.
"Waitresses to be employed oa steamboat.
St. Amant. British horse; wins the Epsom
Derby. Page 8.
Bear Catcher, the California Derby candidate,
b&s easy sailing at Chicago. Page 9.
P&rtland defeats Oakland, 3-1. Page 9.
Portland Academy wins ball game with High
School, 15-2. Page 9.
Best horses on the Coast entered for Irvlngton
meet. Pace 9.
Portland and Vicinity.
Council passes anti-saloon box ordinance and
authorixes two steel bridges over Sullivan's
Gulch. Page 14.
Detectives doubt Aurellus story of robbery.
Methodists of Portland preparing to welcome
delegates from General Conference.- Page 12.
Musical graduates of St. Mary's Academy re
ceive diplomas and give a concert. Page S.
Second trial t Birdie HcCarty's suit against
J. D. Heryford is begun. Page S.
Registering clock in the Courthouse will record
county officers who are tardy. Page 8.
T&coma's misrepresentation about wheat ex
ports exposed. Page 12.
YAN WHITES IT
Take His Platform.
REAFFIRMS ONE OF 1900
Trusts and imperialism Are
LEADER HEADS DELEGATES
Resolution Pledging the State to Sup
port the .'Nominees of the St.
Louis Convention Is Ruled
Out of Order.
OMAHA, June L The Nebraska Demo
cratic State Convention today unanimous
ly selected "William J. Bryan to head the
Nebraska delegation to the National Con
vention at St .Louis and adopted the
platform which he assisted in preparing.
It reaffirms the Kansas City platform of
1S00, and places before the public a view
of what should be embodied in tho plat
form of the coming National Convention.
Mr. Bryan had associated with him men
who have been his most loyal supporters.
There was no opposition to tho adoption
of tho platform as read, although one
delegate. John Murty, from Clay County,
attempted to secure the adoption of an
additional plank pledging the Nebraska
Democracy to the support of the nom
inees of the St Louis Convention, regard
less of whom they might be. The chair
man ruled him out of order, however,
after his resolution was read.
There were but a handful of delegates
who had not been pledged to the support
of a reaffirmation of tho Kansas City
platform and they came from Lancaster,
Mr. Bryan's own county. They did not,
however, attempt to secure recognition,
and Mr. Bryan sat with the Lancaster
delegation while he was"' on tho floor of
The proceedings wero characterized by
harmony, and the delegates at all times
appeared Janxlousr to outdo-1 each Mother in
their support of. thg. leaders and ths'prin-
clplea they represented.
Several speeches were delivered, among
them being addresses by Mr. Bryan la
support of the platform, by Congressman
Cochran, and tho delegates selected to the
National Convention, who are, besides
Mr. Bryan, C. J. Smyth, ex-Secretary of
State; W. H. Thompson, candidate for
Governor In 1902, and "Walter Phillips, of
James C. Dahlman, of Omaha, was
unanimously elected National Committee
man from Nebraska.
Following Is the platform which was
"We, . the Democrats of tho State of Ne
braska, in convention assembled, reaffirm our
faith in Democratic principles, as these prin
ciples were set forth in the last National
"platform of tho party, adopted' at Kansas
City In 1900. Democracy means the rule of
the people, a government resting upon the
consent of tho governed, and administered
according to the will and in the interest of
"With a Chief Executive who has disre
garded constltuUonal limitations, stirred up
antagonism betweon the races, employed all
tho powers of his office to secure a renomi
nation, and purchased political support by
turning tho Treasury Department over to
tho financiers and putting the law depart
ment into tho hands of the trusts with
such a Chief Executive, and with Republican
IDEAL LOCAL OPTION CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO I. H. AMOS
leaders openly and arrogantly In alliance
with organized wealth the country imper
atively needs a return of the Government
to positive and clearly defined Democratic
Democracy would relieve the country of
the menace of militarism and imperialism
by following the example set by this coun
try in its dealings with Cuba, and giving
the Philippines an . immediate promise of
ultimate Independence. The administration
of a colonial system, according to mon
orchia! principles, is repugnant to our the
ory of government and cannot be depended
upon without the assertion of doctrines
which, if carried out, will undermine free
government in the United States.
Democracy would administer the Treas
ury Department Jn behalf of the public,
not, as now. in the interest of "Wall Street.
IS would prevent the recoinage of legal ten
der sliver dollars Into limited legal tender
Democracy would make taxation more
equable by collecting a part of the revenues
from an Income tax, secured by a constitu
tional amendment, and would bring the Gov
ernment nearer to tho people '.by the popular
election of United States Senators and direct
Democracy would strictly regulate tho
railroads, thus protecting farmers and mer
chants from excessive rotes and discrimina
tions. . ,:
Democracy would safeguard the interests
of the wageearner and tho artisan by pro
viding for an, eight-hour day; by substitut
ing arbitration for strikes and lockouts, apd
by restoring thhe right of trial by Jury,
now suspended by government by injunction.
Democracy would construct tho Isthmian
canal without a violation of treaty obliga
tions and without exclUng suspicion among
our sister republics of Central and South
Democracy would regard public office as a
public trust, provide for an honest and eco
nomical administration of the -Government
and punish with severity tho betrayal of of
The delegates chosen by this convention to
the Democratic National Convention are
hereby Instructed to vote as a unit on all
questions, provided that the unit rule may
be suspended by a majority vote of the dele
gation." William J. Bryan, to whom everybody
looked as the central figure of the con
vention, did not arrive until noon, al
though the Lancaster delegation came in
Ex-Supremo Court Justice Sullivan an
nounced that his recent indorsement for
tho Vice-Presidential nomination by bis
party in Nfcbraska was unauthorized by
him, and ho stated that he would be
forced to withdraw his name if It should
be presented in the convention.
Address of Chairman.
H. Hanks, chairman of tho convention,
In addressing the assembly, said: ,
"In all the history of the country there
never was a time of greater need for
the application of true Democratic prin
ciples; a time when the commercial spirit
knows no bounds, a time when the Re
publican party is dazed and drunken with
power, a time when the producer Is
robbed and the consumer feels the hand
of oppression, a time when the doors of
opportunity are being closed to Individual
enterprise, a time when, a people are
being led by party spirit to betray the
vital principles of their Government, a
time when, the people need protection and
not the trusts, time when Republican
President 'feiijn. prosfcutlon of trusts, a
time whc-i a Roosevelt should b,rpu.-f
-by an Andrew Jackson, chosen from the
ranks of the Democratic party; ' a time
when the Democratic party should be
brave enough to reaffirm the principles
of the Kansas City plaiforra.
"Our Government today does not exist
as our forefathers had planned. The cap
tains of Industry, who corner tho markets
of the world, have been honored and
praised by a Republican President, but
has ho had a word of tribute for the
self-sacilflclng producers of our country?
"Trusts are a menace to individual pros
perity. They stand as barriers across the
pathway of progress. .They destroy the
opportunities of the young men of our
country. They increase the wealth of the
few and make dependent the masses of
the people. Let the principles of Democ
racy be applied and the avenues of suc
cess will be open to all.
"A Democratic platform should mean
something, and should handle the trust
question openly and fearlessly. There
should be no Imitation of Republican plat
forms, no meaningless or vague planks,
and the man looking for truth and some
thing definite should find it In the St.
Louis platform. Such a platform should
demand tho united support of our party
and deserve the support of the Repub
licans who place the welfare of their
country above party.
"In 1S34 the Democratic party of this
state was organized in this city. "We
(Concluded on Second Page.)
NAMES II W1V
Oregon Man Gives Pen
sion Bureau Facts.
RECORD OF FORTY-YEARS
In One Instance, He Was
Single Only Twelve Days.
GIVEN .DIVORCE EIGHT TIMES
Peter West, of Pendleton, in Recount
ing His Remarkable Matrimonial
Career, States He Is Father
of but Four Children.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
lngton, June 1. Tho statement of Peter
West, of Pendleton, Or., in his application
for a pension, that he has been married
ten times and divorced from eight of his
wives, makes the case so unique that it
has been rushed Into Commissioner
Ware's hands, and because of the fact that
the Commissioner and West served In the
same company during the Civil War, the
Seventh Iowa Cavalry, the former is tak
Ing a double Interest is. the matter.
Commissioner Ware was at first inclined
to believe West a Mormon, but when he
read of his unprecedented divorce record
he changed his opinion.
"Anyhow," said he, "Peter West Is the
most married and divorced man in the
United States, but he may be a long ways
from getting a pension."
To say that West's matrimonial career
smashes the record in that particular
field Is saying a good deal, as the files
testify to somo extraordinary cases of
marriage and divorce among applicants
for pensions, but nevertheless the Oregon
man stands first The statement of West
that he had been married ten times was
scarcely credited by the clerk who exam
ined the papers, and the case was so ex
traordinary in that particular that it was
brought to tho notice of the Commls
Last MarriedjivOregon. ' -
In addition to a largo list of questions
put to the applicant as to his marriage
relations, Mr. West gave the places and
dates of his marriages, and wherefore of
the sundering of ties which did not bind In
his case. After living with nine wives In
various sections of the country, nine of
various inclinations and temperaments.
he wooed and won a widow, Pauline Miller.
That at last he found domestic tranquil
lity is attested by the statement that No.
10 is still his wife. What became of the
other nine? Eight of them were divorced,
and one of them died after two years of
wedlock. Here is a copy of West's own
statement to the Pension Office in regard
to his many marriages:
Eliza Hubbard, married In Waterloo la,;
divorced there In 1SCS.
Bertha Melrs, married December 7, 1S68, In
Independence, la; divorced in Waverly, la,
Emma Dixon, married in Sacramento, Cal.,
October 12, 1375; divorced January 18, 1879,
in Iowa City, la.
Elizabeth Bray, married July 4. 1879, in
"Winnemucca, Nev.; divorced December 19,
1SS1. at the same place.
Frances "Westfall, married August, 1SS2, at
Eye Patch, Nev.; divorced Juno 10, 1883, at
Mary Pendleton, married November 24,
1SS0, Oakland, Cal.; divorced December 19,
1890, at Reno, Nev.
Lucy E. Johnson, married December 31,
1890. In Reno. Nev.; divorced February 13.
189a, at Pendleton. Or.
Helinda E. Honley. married July 2. JS3T.
at Pendleton, Or.; died May 17, 1S9S. at same
Laura F. Burget. married August 1533, ai
Pendleton. Or.; divorced April 4, 1899.
.rauune Aimer, znarnea uciooer -j. o
at Pendleton. Or.
Has but Four Children.
West has hut four children, and none of
them, were ho to die today, would secure
orphan's pensions, alj being over 16 years
of age. Commissioner Ware, in going
over the papers, remarked that his old
comrade had not contributed a great deal
toward demolishing the race-suicide
The secret of West's success in wooing
and winning his wives does not appear,
but from the record the dates indicate that
no sooner was he single than, he again
contemplated matrimony. In one instance,
but 12 days elapsed from the time ho was
divorced until he was married.
He now suffers from diabetes and rheu
matism and urges these ailments as rea
sons why he should have a pension.
It was at Waterloo, la, that West en
listed in Commissioner Ware's company.
Ho was mustered out after a year's serv
ice. West was born in Prussia 63 years
ago, and was 23 years old when he married
his .first wife. He started out in life as
a lawyer and a farmer.
VANCOUVER SHARES INCREASES
Postmaster Will Receive $100 More
Per Year After July 1.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, June L Under the annual read
justment ot Postmasters' salaries, the fol
lowing changes in Washington become ef
fective JUly 1:
Increases Anacortes, Blaine, Montesa
no, Palouse, Port Angeles, Sedro-Woolley
and South Bend, 51500 to $1600; Ballard,
$2000 to ?2200; Bremerton, $1500 to $1700;
Buckley, Elma, Prosser, Shelton and Te
koa, 51200 to 51200; Central! a, 51700 to 51S00;
ChehaUs, Port Townsend and Pullman,
51800 to 51300; Cheney and Oakesdale, 51300
to $1400; Clarkston and Cle-Elum, 51000 to
51200; Colville and Goldendale, 51400 to
51500; Dayton and Wenatchee, 51700 to
51S00; Everett, 5270O to 52800; Hoqulam, 51S00
to 52000; Kelso, Laconner and Rosalia,
51000 to 51100: Kent 5110O to 51300; Mount
Vernon, 51600 to 51700; North Yakima, 52400
to 52500; Puyallup, 51400 to 51600; Sunny
side and Waterville, 51200 to 51400; Van
couver, 52100 to 52200.
Increase Republic, 51600 to $1400.
WILL BUILD ROAD IN ALASKA.
Railway Company Incorporated in
Virginia With $10,000,000 Capital.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, June 1. A 510.000,000 railroad com
pany, to be known as the Yukon-Valdes
Railway Company, was incorporated in
Richmond, Va., today. The object of the
company is to build a road 350 miles long
In Alaska from, Valdes.to Eagle City. The
president of the company Is Ambler " J,
Stewart, of New Tork, and John B. Sum-
merfleld, of Brooklyn, Is secretary and
treasurer. The principal offices of the
company will bo in Norfolk, Va.
Senator Mitchell Again at Capital.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, Juno L Senator Mitchell returned
to Washington today, but had no consul
tatlon with the Postoffice Department
about Postmaster Bancroft Senator
Mitchell says he does not expect to give
the case consideration until he has cleared
up the correspondence that has accumu
lated during his absence from Washing
ton. Senator Mitchell attended the Quay
Rural Carriers at North Yakima.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, June L Robert F. Burrlll was to
day appointed rural free-delivery carrier
at North Yakima, Wash.
IRVING WILL BETXRE IN 1906.
Famous Actor Will Then Have Been
on the Stage Fifty Years.
LONDON, June L Sir Henry Irving, at
a reception given In his honor by the
Manchester Art Club this evening, defin
itely announced that he would retire from
the stage In 1906. Sir Henry, in tho course
of a speech on the drama, reminded his
hearers that he had been on the stage
"Fifty years of active work as a player
is enough," said he, "and when I have
completed the tally of those years I shall
make my last bow to the public."
DOZEN INJUBED BY T0BNAD0.
Kansas Church Where Funeral Is in.
Progress Is Struck.
NORTON, Kan., June L A tornado
struck tho little town of Selden, west of
Norton, on the Rock Island Railway, de
molishing a church, five dwelling, and de
stroying farm property. A funeral serv
ice was being conducted in the church at
the time, and 300 persons were In attend
ance. A dozen persons were hurt, none
seriously, however. Much damage was
done to farm property In the path of the
storm beyond Selden, but no loss of Ufa
has been reported.
MUST OBEY VATICAN BTJLES.
People Desiring to Meet Pope Will
Be Requfred to Kneel.
ROME, June L The Vatican authori
ties have given the strictest notice to
those who recommend people for audi
ences of the Pope that they must guar
antee that such persons will conform to
Vatican etiquette in kneeling and kissing
the hand of the Pope. This notification
was issued as a result of the conduct of
some Americans, a few weeks ago, who
refused to kneel when the Pope ap
peared. Yale Professor an III Man.
BOULDER, Colo., June 1. Dr. Fred
Chase, professor of astronomy at Yale
University, came here some weeks ago to
visit his parents. He is suffering from
nervous prostration at a private sani
tarium In this city. While his condition
is not regarded as serious, yet it is suf
ficiently so to cause much apprehension.
Warships Arrive at Tangier.
TANGIER, June L The cruisers Balti
more and Cleveland arrived here today,
as well as the Olympia, which files the
flag of Rear-Admiral Jewell, in command
of the European squadron,
Illinois' Fight for Gover
nor Fierce as Ever,
PLANS TO END IT REJECTED
Deneen Delegate First Pro
poses Secret Ballot
YATES SUGGESTS PRIMARY
Committee Wiil Today Report on
Third Proposition Looking to
Release of Delegates by
FTRST AND LAST BALLOTS.
Sixty-second ballot Yates, 470; Low-
den, 404&; Deneen, 301: Hamlin, 116; I
Warner, 40; Sherman, 02; Pierce, 23.
Sixty-sixth ballot Yates, 474; Low
den, 411; Deneen, 3Si; Hamlin. 119.
Warnijr, 26; Sherman, 51; Pierce, 20.
SPRINGFIELD, Juno 1. The Republi
can State Convention took four more bal
lots today without breaking tho Guberna
torial deadlock and without producing
any material cnange in the standing of
the candidates. Three Important propo.
sltlons were presented to tho convention
during the day, all designed to end the
contest. Ewo were rejected, and tho
other is now before the committee oa
resolutions. Tho propositions were:
First To discontinue the roll calls, and
vote by secret ballot. This came from
a Deneen delegate, H. H. Cross, of Chi
cago, but was repudiated by Deneen and
most of the other candidates.
Second To refer the Governorship back
to the party through primaries to be held
on the same day throughout the state.
This was proposed by Yates but the other
candidates were a unit against tho plan,
and it was lost by a vote of 2 to L
Third That the candidates be required
to release their delegates from further
obligations, and permit them to vote re-.gardlcss-
of instructions: Th!s proposi
tion was proposed" by Graeme Stewart.
The committee on resolutions was la
session a good part of the day. The first
occasion for its meeting was the refer
ence to it of the Cross secret ballot reso
lution. The committee was practically
unanimous in declaring the plan imprac
ticable, owing to the absence of many
delegates, but It was decided to get tho
Gubernatorial candidates together, and
see If a scheme for ending the deadlock
could not be agreed upon. Accordingly,
all of the candidates, by Invitation, met
with the committee In the afternoon.
Meanwhile, the Yates and Deneen ad
visory' commltees met separately and de
cided against the secret ballot. All of die
candidates, except- Yates and Deneen,
showed they were willing to abide by any;
action the committee might take.
Governor Yates said that only the con
stituents of the delegates the men who
Instructed them could grant a release-,
and he questioned the power of the com
mittee to take any action in that direc
tion. Mr. Deneen said his delegates bad
been selected under tho primary law, and
he was not in a position to release them.
The subcommittee of the committee on
resolutions, to which was referred the
Stewart resolution releasing delegates,
lato tonight decided to report tho resolu
tion favorably to the full committee. The
latter body undoubtedly will pass it out
to the convention. Yates and Deneen
leaders, after numerous conferences, havo
mutually decided to offer no opposition.
In that case the vote In the convention
for the resolution will be unanimous. The
prevalent opinion Is, however, that a3 it
is only the expression of an opinion or
sentiment it will be disregarded by tho
delegates and will have no material effect
on the deadlock.
ALL FAT MEN ABE HAEKED,
Russian Fires at Chfcagoan In Class
Society Wants Slain.
CHICAGO, June L Abel Gabinska, a
Russian, 34 years of age, was arrested to
night after he had attempted to shoot a
man named Frank Adams, whom he had
never seen before. Ho fired several shota
at the police officers who took him to tho
He declared to the police after being ar
rested that he had been sent to Chicago
by a society in St. Louis with Instructions
to "kill fat and prosperous-looking men."
A paper found in his pocket contained tha
names of Mayor. Carter H. Harrison and
Alderman Honore H. Palmer. He would
not admit that he Intended to assassinate
these two men, but said his Instructions
made it necessary for him to kill "five
fat and prosperous men."
It cannot be definitely ascertained to
night whether the man is demented or an
anarchist. The police, however, are of tha
opinion that there Is some truth in his
Officer Cannot Serve Warrant.
NEW YORK, June L John R. Piatt, the
millionaire octogenarian, who alleges that
$58,000 was obtained from him by Hannah
Ellas, a mulatto, by means of blackmail,
today obtained a civil order for the wom
an's arrest. The order of arrest was
placed In the hands of a Deputy Sheriff,
who went to the Elias woman's home and
was refused admittance by her lawyer.
The lawyer said the woman was too ill to
see any one.
Negro Murderer Is Lynched.
ARLINGTON, Ga., June 1. Arthur
Thompson, a negro, shot and killed M. L.
Dudley, a young white man, last night. A
crowd of men captured the negro, lynched
him and riddled the body with bullets
Gold Shipment to France.
NEW YORK, June L Lazard Freres &
Co., who engaged all available gold bars
for shipment to Paris on Thursday's
steamer, were able to announce today a
shipment of only ?631,5S3.