cSfr 1 1-1444 VOL. XLV. !NO. 13,818. PORTLAND, OEEGON, TKTJBSDA MARCH 23, 1905. PRICE FIVE. CENTS. SUE FOB PEfiGE Czar's Ministers Are United for It ONLY TWO EXCEPTED France Chosen as Me dium "of Negotiation. BAR HUMILIATING TERMS- Russia Will Cede No Territory, Pay No Indemnity. MIGHT YIELD OTHER POINTS Term 'Will Soon Be A6ked, Grand Dukes and War ..and Marine Ministers Alone In Opposition. ST. PETERSBURG. March 23.-12:33 A. 31. The party within the Govern ment -which Is urging the Emperor to In dicate to Japan. Russia's willingness to end the war it a reasonable basis can be reached, as related In these dispatches on March 20, has been greatly encouraged the last few days and an actual pacific pro posal must be Just ahead. The subject has occupied much of the attention of the conferences at Tsarskoe-Selo. Certain Grand Dukes, supported by General Sakharoff, the Minister of "War; Admiral Avcllan. the head of the Admir alty and what is known as the war party, are still bitterly opposed to the idea of peace under present circumstances, but with the exception cf the Ministers of War and Marine, the Emperor's Minis ters, backed by MJ'Witte. solidly favor this course, and the convincing arguments they offer are telling. French Influences In the same direction are now being sup ported by German opinion. The rumor noted by the Associated Press last week that Emperor "William had tendered his good offices now seems to be confirmed. France the Intermediary. The Associated Press is In a position. to assert, however, that, if Emperor Klcholas decides to approach Japan It will be through France, and that nego tiations will be conducted either between M. Delcasse, the French Foreign Minis ter, and Dr. Montono, the Japanese Min ister at Paris, or M. Harmanfi, the French Minister to Japan, and Count Katzura, the Japanese Premier at Tokio. Tho Russian Government now feels cer tain that Japan will not make the first move nor disclose her position until over tures are made authoritatively In the Em peror's name, on the ground that he alone Is capable of binding Russia. It Is quite possible that Japan's attitude in this regard has been exposed through unof ficial attempts to ascertain terms. Japan, it will be remembered, took the same po sition when Herr Detrlng, the German Commissioner of Customs at Tien Tsin. without plenary powers, sought to .ob tain Japan's terms for ending the Chi no Japan eso war, declining to treat until Li Hung Chang, accompanied by General John W. Foster, went to Tokio clothed with full powers.- Hostilities Will Continue. Furthermore, in Mew of the possibility that no basis of agreement might result, even should the Emperor now approach Japan with pacific proposals. It is re garded as entirely likely that hostilities would continue, again following the pro ceedings of the Chlno-Japanese war, until negotiations ended. The Chlno-Japanese negotiations were begun in December, and peace was concluded In the following April. Meanwhile the Japanese made a winter campaign in Manchuria. In the conferences concerning the ques tion whether Russia should now indicate her willingness for peace, all agree, first ly, that preparations to continue the war shall not be relaxed, and, secondly, to re ject humiliating terms. There would probably be two points on which Russia would be found implacable, namely, ces sion of territory and Indemnity, to nei ther of which. It is said, would Emperor Klcholas ever agree. Substitutes fbr Indemnity. It is pointed out. however, that. If Japan seriously desires enduring peace on collateral questions, Russia might be ready to offer liberal compensatory con siderations. For instance, in lieu of di rect Indemnity, she might turn over to Japan the proceeds of tho sale of all the rights and property of the Port Arthur & Dalny and the Chinese Eastern Rail ways, and liberally pay for the mainte nance of Russian prisoners In Japan, and. while refusing to cede Sakhalin, might grant rights to the fisheries there, or even relinquish all the valuable seal fish eries on the Commander Islands. It is possible, also, that satisfactory arrange ments might be made regarding Russian naval strength in Eastern waters for a period of years. Its First Word Is for Peace. ST. PETERSBURG. March 22. The Son of the Fatherland, which has again been revived at the expiration of its three months' suspension, inaugu rated its reappearance today with a plea for peace, declaring that the Manchurlan adventure has cost $1,000,000,000 jC$250j- 000,000 for the Chinese Eastern Rail road: 5250,000.000 for Pert Dalny and Port Arthur and $500.000.000for the war) point ing out that if the money had been spent at home it would have given approxi mately $10,000,000 to each province for schools, roads, sanitation " and lighting. The paper adds; "Contrast the two pictures and then say whether poor, beggared Russia should continue the war." AMERICANS WILL HAVE A SLICE .Extensive Contracts to Be Let for New Russian Navy. ST. PETERSBURG, March 33.-02:35 A. M.) The prospects of American ship builders having a large share in the re building and enlargement of the Russian navy are growing brighter. An exten sive naval programme, which in a few years will restore Russia to an equality with the first-class sea powers, has been practically completed, but has net yet received the final assent of Emperor Nicholas. The policy of the Admiralty will be to use the rebuilding of the navy for the de velopment of the shipbuilding Industry at home. In order to render the country in dependent of foreign construction in fu ture. At the same time it is realized that, on account of the extent of the programme, it will be impossible to con struct all the ships in Russia without en tailing too much delay. All the foreign shipbuilding Interests are enlisted in the rival ry. The Admiralty is inclined to show spe cial consideration to the claims of Rus sia's French allies, but American propo sitions also, are regarded with fay or, and, when the orders are distributed, Amer ica, next to France, is likely to get the largest share, since there is mason to believe that American enterprise may also undertake the construction of a great shipbuilding plant at some port of the Baltic or on the Gulf of Finland. On, pcoount of anti-British sentiment, the ftwopositlons of British shipbuilders are receiving scant consideration. QEEHANY AS A W0ELD-P0WEE Kaiser's Ideal of Her Is as a Peace able "Neighbor. BREMEN, March 22. At a hanquet in the Town Hall tonight given in "honor of the unveiling of a monument of Emperor Frederick. Burgomaster Pauli made a speech, in which he referred to the first German fleet having been sold under the auctioneer's hammer, and said that the model of the Admiral's ship was In the Bremen Town Hall. Emperor "William replied, saying that when he was a youth he stood by the model and felt deeply enraged at the dis grace done the German flag. That, per haps, showed him how to comprehend the task of the German empire. He had sworn an oath of fidelity to the flag, and that when he became the head of the government he would "do everything pos sible to let bayonets and cannon rest, but to keep the bayonets sharp and the can non ready, so -that envy and greed from without would not disturb us in . tending our garden or in building our 'beautiful houses. "I vowed," tbe Emporor continued, never to strike for world-mastery. The world-empire that I then dreamed of was to create for the German empire on all sides the most absolute confidence as a quiet, honest and peaceable neighbor. I have vowed that, if the time comes when history shall speak of a German world power or of a Hohenzollern world-power, this should not be based upon conquest, but come about through mutual striving of nations after common purposes," The Emperor" continued: "After much has been internally done In a military way, the next best thing must be the arming of ourselves at sea. Every German battleship is a new guarantee of the peace of the world, and the leas ready will our foes be to attack us and the more valuable will we become as an ally. "Tbe duty of youth is to avoid every discord. Give them the conviction that God has great things in store for the Ger man people. "We are the salt of the earth, but must prove worthy of being 'so. Therefore, our youth must learn to deny themselves what is not good for them. Then we will be regarded on all sides with esteem and love as a . trustworthy people. y "With all my heart I hope that the golden peace will continue to be preserved for us." The Emperor closed with hurrahs for Bremen. After the banquet Emperor William and Prince Henry took the train for Cuxhaven, where they were received by Herr Ballln, director "Of the . Hamburg-American line. The Emperor went on board the steamer Hamburg. "WILL PUT CHURCH ON RECORD Smurthwaite Charges His Accuser With Practice of Polygamy. SALT LAKE CITY, March 22. Charles A. Smurthwaite, who is in process of ex communication from tbe Mormon Church because of his alleged apostacy in criticis ing the acts of President Joseph F, Smith, as charged by his teacher. H. H. Goddard, today filed charges with the bishop of his ward In Ogden against Goddard, charging the latter with living with two wives and having children by them, contrary to the revelation known as the "manifesto," and contrary to the laws of the state. This Is the first time a direct charge of violation of the ecclesiastical and state laws in the matter of polygamy has ever been preferred by a member of the church, -and the incident is regarded as significant, as the case, if brought to-trial in tho bishop's court, "will force the church to declare Its position on the question of polygamous cohabitation. GAYNOR ANDGREENE I0SE., But Appeal May Tie Up Extradition Proceedings Indefinitely. MONTREAL. March 21 The application for a writ of prohibition on the ground that Extradition Commissioner La Fon taine was, not qualified to hear the Gaynor-Greene case was dismissed by Justice Davidson today and the case will now be tried on Its merits by Judge La Fontaine. Gaynor and Greene are want ed by the United States Government for alleged frauds in connection with the Im provement of the Savannah harbor. Attorneys for Gaynor and Greene have intimated that they will appeal from Judge Davidson's decision. If this is done, it will postpone the extradition trial ,for a long time, t ILL FDR JETTY No More Money for Dredgingr"the Bar. CONTRACT FOR STONE Engineers Will Soon Let It for Columbia Mouth. PLANS FOR CELIL0 CANAL Construction oft Lower Lock Begins In Early Summer No Danger a3" Not Getting Further Appropriations. OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash ington, March 22. The work of improve ment, at the mouth of the Columbia River this Summer will be confined exclusively to Jitty extension, in accordance with the provisions of the late river aftd harbor bill. The Chief of Engineers' will soon award the contract for furnishing stone for tbe jetty and as soon as possible thereafter delivery will commence and the Jetty will be pushed seaward. It has been finally determined to abandon dredging on the Columbia River bar. Ma jor Langfitt is not impressed with what was accomplished by the dredge Chinook last season, and inclines to the opinion that the money required for operating this dredge might better be expended on permanent work on the' Jetty. This view is now concurred in by the depart ment officials. "What will be done with the Chinook has not been determined. She may lie up at a dock or be sent to some other locality where dredging pro duces better results. The Government will have to pay more for stone this year than it did under the former contract, but the. exact figure is not yet known, as all data Is not now at hand. The engineers are not ready to com menoe construction of the Dalles-Celllo Canal. Major Langfitt has been directed to, submit to the "War Department a plan fob utilizing the $300,000 carried by the river and harbor hill. It Is believed this amount will be ample to construct the first or lower lock. While there Is only 350.000 cash available, the balance of tho $300,000 will be available within a year. and a contract to absorb the entire appropriation will he made when Major Langfltfs plan is approved. He win fol low the general plan of the Engineer Board, but that board worked out no details; it merely determined the route of the canal, agreed upon its principal features and estimated the cost of its con struction. It is expected that work on the canal will begin some time early in the Sum mer. It is the understanding of the En gineers' office that Congress will hereaf ter continue to make appropriations for this canal until it is completed. Chair man Burton admits that the appropria tion this year commits the Government to the project and insures Its completion at a comparatively early date. VOTAW GETS THE POSTOFFICE Cushman's Choice Wins Long Fight for Tacoma Appointment. OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash ington, March 22. The President today ap pointed Henry L. Votaw Postmaster at Tacoma, in accordance with the promise mado some time ago to Representative Cushman. Postmaster Cromwell has made a persistent fight for reappointment, but met Cushman's opposition, which proved strong enough to defeat him. Wickers tarn Holds on Till Fall. OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash ington. March 22. The reappointment to day of Judge James Wickers ham to his place in Alaska means that he will hold onto his job throughout the Summer and until Congress meets next Fall. His no ml nation will again be sent to the Senate In December. He will then be summoned to Washington to explain the charges that are lodged against him, and his fate will be determined In accordance with his ex planations. If he can successfully com bat the charges he will be confirmed, oth erwise the Senate will reject his nomina tion and the President will appoint some other man. Notes of Northwestern Affairs. OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash ington, March 22. Senator Dubois of Ida ho has accepted the invitation of Sec retary Taft to join his' party -going to the Philippines this Summer. Mrs. Du bois will also be of the party. Charles O. Worley, an employe of the Coeur d'Alene Indian reservation in Idaho, will be placed in charge of that reserva tion when It Ls segregated from the Col vilie reservation In Washington In ac cordance with the recent act of Congress. NEW PLAIT TO REGULATE RATES New York Board of Trade Adopts Draft of Bill. . NEW TORK. March 22. Plans for the correction of the rebate and unlawful dls crimination evil on tho part of trans portation companies by the Interstate Commerce Commission were outlined in a report submitted today to the New Tork Board of Trade and Transportation by the board's committee on railway trans portation, and adopted. The plans of the proposed law contain a suggestion that, whenever the Inter? state Commerce Commission shall, after full hearing, ascertain that an unlaw ful rebate is being given . or discriminat ing rate lower than the published tariff has been made or charged by any com mon carrier, the lower rate shall be held to be a new and reasonable rate, and shall take effect and become operative Immediately, and shall he substituted tor the rate complained against. The plan also provides that, whenever a complaint shall relate to any regulation or practice affecting the transportation of persons or property and the commis sion finds such regulation or practice to be unreasonable, the commission shall order what shall be a just and reasonable practice or regulation to be followed In the future. Tho report also provides that the owner or. operator of private freight cars shall be regarded as a common carrier and subject to the provisions of the pro posed law. SIX KTT.T.THi m 3CNE EXPLOSION Powder at Princeton, Ind., Spreads Death Among Miners. - PRINCETON, Ind.. March 22. Six min ers were killed and four Injured, two probably fatally, by -an explosion' in the mine of tho Princeton Coal Company this afternoon. The dead: Hudson Weatherly, Edmund Gelser. Albert Gclser,- Harry Taggart, William Biggs, George Dill. The injured: John Dill, seriously burned and will probably die; William Jones, seriously burned, will probably die; Joseph Ward, will recover; penerai uoie, will recover. The cause of the disaster is not known. save that it resulted from a powder ex plosion. The miners were making their blasts previous to leaving the mine, and the- greater part or. tne miners naa as cended. No American Syrians Expelled. WASHINGTON, March 23. In answor to an inquiry from the State Depart ment. Minister Powell has cabled from Port au Prince, that Syrians who have, by naturalization, acquired American clti senshlp. are not subject to expulsion from Haytl under the decree Just promulgated ordering the deportation of Syrians irom the republic. The State Department made this inquiry following an appeal made to it by a delegation of Syrians who, sought to prevent the execution of the decree, but, as it appears that no American citizens are involved, the De partment has been obliged to Inform the Legation that It cannot Interfere. Some time ago Minister Powell found Srnum ber of Syrians in Haytl in possession of fraudulent American naturalization pa pers. He promptly reported the fact to the Haytlen government, which imme diately took up the papers and these men were expelled with the other Syrians. General Bliss Ordered to Islands. WASHINGTON. March 22. Brigadier General Taeker H. Bliss, now with the General Staff, and president of the War College, has been ordered to the Philip pines. He will leave the United States about July 1, sailing on the same vessel with Secretary Taft. It Is expected that General Bliss will take command of one of the departments in the Philippines. Change of Attaches to Japan. WASHINGTON, March 22. The Jap anese Government has been asked to allow Major Edward tJ. McClernand to take the place of. Colonel E. H. Crow der as United States military observer with the Japanese army. Colonel Crowder ls suffering from 111 health. and it ls necessary for him to return home. CONTENTS .OF TODAY'S PAPER The Weather. TODAY'S Occasional nUn; southerly winds. TESTE RD AT S Maximum temperature. S3 dc; minimum, 40. Precipitation, 0.24 inch. Tka War la the Tar Xat. RunUn ministers almost unanimously agree to ask terms of peace. Page 1. Russian army occupies new line of defense. Pace 2. Japanese armies advance on flanks, but cen tral arxnr rests. Page 2. New army to be rushed forward by Russia with Grand Duke Nicholas In command. Page 2. Americans .will get contract -for rebuilding part of Russian navy. Page 2. PorelgB. Balfonr dodges defeat on fiscal Issue by not letting his party vote. Page 3. Queen Alexandra, given ovatfon at Usbon. Page 3. Kaiser proclaims German policy of peace. Page 1. Kossuth party decides to obstruct Hungarian government. Page 3. Nobles demand peace and prompt call of national assembly. Page 1. Peasants burn and loot estates ot land owners. Page.l. Government decides to allow teaching of Polish' language. -Page 1. National. Inaction on Dominican treaty causes danger ot revolution and foreign Intervention. Page 1. Secretary Hay will not resume office and -has tendered resignation. Page 1. Cacal Commissioners say they afe not get ting a square deal. Page 1. Ptfoi fcr beginning work on Columbia Jetty and Celllo Canal. Page 1. Politic. Startling testimony against Supreme Judge Hooker of New Tork. Page 5. Ylce-PresMent Fairbanks boomed for Presi dent in tbe Booth. Page 5. Dora ce tic. Witnesses testify before beef trust grand Jury with great secrecy. Page 3. Several staiee Join In campaign against Standard Oil Company., Page 3. Great flood In tbe Ohio River. Page 1. Rudolph Spreckels sued by Austrian doctor for his zee. Page 3. , PacMo Ceost. Fourteenth Infantry coming directly to Portland from uo FUUppines. Pare 4. Northern, Pacify): survey parties are working In Umatilla County. Page 4. King County pioneer sues from grave for revocation of divorce. Page 4. Willamette "Valley Development' league will be organized at Salem today. Page "4. Commercial aad Maria r. "Weekly review of local produce and jobbing markets. Page is. Stock prices suffer from lack of demand. Page 13. 'Chicago wheat lower on good crop- reports. Page 13. i!ot of oats taken to San Francisco on Olympla will go to Orient. Page 13. Steamship Arabia, arrives after rough voy age with late news from Orient. Page 6. Attempt to float steamer Elder falls. Page5. Sports. Automobile entbuslaats meet to form club. Page 9. rrtiad asd Yidatty. Revivalists open great religious campaign in Portland Page S. Oregon Development League work will not be checked. Page 10. -Site selected and ground broken for T. W. C. A. building at Fair grounds. Page 12. Judge Hqgue advocates new ordinance re garding closing oC saloons. Page 12. "William Bowes, who escaped from County Jail, recaptured near Scappoose. Page 8. Scandal may result from building of First- street bridge. Page 14. Democrats dodge about in effort tp decide- oa Caaamaie asa piauorsa. . x-age a. - - HAY SWDRNQUT Can Never Return ta Official Duty. HAS OFFERED TO RES1QN With Broken Health, He Made Sacrifice to Duty, ( HE NEEDS A VERY LONG REST Letters to Friends Hold Out No Hope That the Great Secretary of State Will Resume the ' Portfolio. CHICAGO, March "22. (Special.) Private advices received In Chicago from friends of Secretary of State John Hay indicate more fully than recent press dispatches that the distinguished American, now on his way to Europe, has no expectation of ever resuming his official duties and that he feels his physical condition to be quite seri ous. Three personal letters to Chl- cagoans, one from the Secretary him self and two from close personal friends of his, "show this. T need a long, long rest," he nim self wrote to an old-timo acquaintance here, "and I must have it, even at the cost of many ambitions for the work I have under way. I am very tired and not well, "the springs of youth are not what they were. Some one else must go on with what has been started dur ing my time here." In tbe other two letters these sen tences occur: "The Secretary is really weaker phys ically than he thinks. He has waited too long to take his rest, but, of course, has held himself to the task through the Importance or the questions before him and his extraordinary eense of duty toward the Government - Ha has Immolated him elf for 'duty, and we all feel "keenly the painfully evident break in, his vitality.1 Resignation Offeree!, Not'Accepted. Lacking- the brilliancy of Mr. Blaine in some respects,' more conservative and with, a wider knowledge of foreign affairs in other ways, John Hay, In handing his resignation to President Roosevelt before his departure (It was not accepted), left tho State Depart ment probably the most widely re spected man of that office in the -last 4Q years. As years -go in the present century. he Is not an old man, having been born In Salem, Ind., in 1838, and graduating from Brown University 20 years later to become a lawyer in Springfield of this state, where he made the acquain tance of Lincoln. In the early days at Springfield "Mr. Hay showed' a capacity to turn his hand to most anything. He was nerv ous and versatile, a rhymester, a prose-writer, fond of "Western life and spirit, companionable to a high degree. Career In War and DIpfomacy. Lincoln quite evidently took his measure that way, for he removed him to Washington to be his secretary. with John NIcolay, a position he held frcm 1861 to 1865, except for a. brief period spent in the Army under Gen erals Hunter and Gllmore. where he attained to tho rank of Major and re celved the brevet of ColoneL After the war he wa3 a newspaper editor, at tached to American legations abroad and in political life. His present term of office began in 1897, when President McKinley made him his chief adviser on foreign rela tions. His administration of tbe office has been distinguished by candor. He has had no sympathy with the old school, which believed that a diplomat could sometimes tell the truth with safety because no one would believe him. SAY IT IS NOT A SQUARE DEAL Canal Commissioners' Heads Will Go ' Off Under Protest. "WASHINGTON, D. C, March 22. (Spe cial.) The President and Secretary of War Taft are conferring tonight on pro posed changes in the personnel of the Isthmian Canal Commission. It is thought that an announcement of the removal of the present members and the appoint ment of their successors may be made tomorrow. Chairman Walker and the members of the commission have practically decided that they will not tender their resigns tions until requested to do so by the Pres ident. They feel keenly' the fact that during the recent criticism of their man agement of affairs they have not been requested by the President to present their side of the case. Their friends de clare that snap Judgment Is being taken and they are quoting against the Presi dent his famous motto: "A square deal for 'every man; no- more and no less." NEdRO SOLDIER IS AN OFFICE Presfdent Grants Commission to Lieutenant of Philippine Scouts. WASHINGTON, March 22. The Presi dent has appointed Sergeant George 3. Thompson, of the Twenty-fifth Infantry. to be a .Second Lieutenant In the Philip pine Scouts, thus adding one more negro to the command force of the Army. - Lieutenant .Thompson was appointed oa his: merits, paving received high com mendation for heroism and efideney dur ing the Insurrection In tho- Philippines. He is,one of the crack shots- In tho Army and Jias received several medals for rifle and' pistol snooting. He is now stationed with his regiment at Fort Niobrara, Is en. Polygamy Practiced In Hawaii. WASHINGTON. March '22. Although the officials of the Department of Jus tice are noncommittal on the subject, it is known that reports have reached the Department that polygamy Is being prac ticed In some parts of the Hawaiian Isl ands, and United States Attorney B reck ons, at Honolulu, has been Instructed to makean Investigation of the subject. President's Family Going Yachting. WASHINGTON, March 22. The Pres ident's yacht Sylph has been ordered from Washington to Jacksonville. Fla. The order came from the White House and it is supposed the boat will be used by some members of the Presldent'3 family for a cruise In Southern waters. Secretary Morton Goes to San Juan. WASHINGTON, March 22. Secretary Morton. Just before leaving for Charleston, made a. change in his itin erary. Instead of going first to Ha vana, he went to San Juan, which place was not Included in the original plans. NOBLES DT7WATED QUICK ACTION They Want Reforms, but First of Ali Demand Peace. MOSCOW. March 22. At a conference summoned by the Moscow nobility, meet ing here tomorrow, the representative of the Bessarablan nobility will present reo-. olutions adopted by that association urg ing that the conference declare Itself i First For speedy termination of the war.- , Second For the right of nobility, Zemst- vos -ind other local organizations to a voice in measures for local safety and for quieting the peasant and other dis orders, i Third For no Interference with the working of Interior Minister Soullgan's commission, in the interest of perfect freedom of opinion. Fourth For representation by nine members on the commission, three each representing the nobility, the Zemstvos and the cities. The Bessarablans also demand a speedy summoning of the commission. , The indications are that the final rec ommendations will find special favor with the conference, and that Minister Bouli gan will be petitioned to announce the composition of the commission and begin work immediately, in order to avoid fur ther delay In working out the reforms contemplated in the imperial rescript of March 3. YIELDS TO POLISH SENTIMENT Committee of Ministers Votes to Al low Teaching of Polish. ST. PETERSBURG, March 22. Tbe abandonment of the compulsory use of the Russian language, and prohibition of in struction lit Polish In the schools of Poland, one of the main features of the governments Polish policy for the last 30 years, was reached at a special meet ing of the committee of ministers- yester day, a large majority, beaded, by Prcsl dent Wltte, .favoring a. discontinuance of the attempt to Russify Poland by this method, and asking- the Minister of Edu cation. M Glosoff. to submit a plan whereby instruction may be conducted in Polish and the native language be made one of the principal subjects of study, instead of requiring Polish to be studied from Russian text-books, as at present. It was pointed out that this measure accentuated, Instead of healed the breach between the two nationalities. Another meeting of the ministers, held at the office of Minister of Agriculture Termoloff, under whose supervision are the higher educational instructions, de cided that it was inadvisable to attempt to resume werk at the universities and other closed 'places of instruction until September 14. PEASANTS BURN AN,D PLUNDER Widespread Outbreak of Rebellion In , Rural Russia. ST. PETERSBURG, March 23. In con nection with, the peasant revolt there have been 500 arrests in the Dvinsk dis trict, where besides sacking and burn ing property and compelling the owners to seek refuge in the towns, the rioters are killing cattle and felling trees. In the Kleff district it Is reported that forged documents have reached- the local authorities ordering the sale of state lands to peasants at absurdly low prices. These documents are believed to have been circulated by revolutionists in order to promote a revolt of peasants. The employes on 20 estates in the Ll- bau district have gone on strike. Count Klelnmichel's estates at Gomel have been devastated and plundered. Troops have been sent there to suppress the outbreak. Notices have been posted In the Baltic shipyards and the state cartridge fac tories inviting the strikers to -resume work and appealing to the men's good sense of the necessity for executing or ders for the army and navy. A con cession of ten hours a day arid eight hours for night has been offered. REFORM COMMISSIONS SLOW Liberals Grow Impatient at Lack of. Progress by Ministers. ST. PETERSBURG. March 22. The lm patience at the delay In the realization of all the projected reforms ls having an exceedingly bad effect. The endless commission work is making little prog ress. It is now announced the Kobeko Press Commission will not finish its la bors until Fall, and M. Bouligan's rescript commission has not even organized, al though it ls announced that something will be done at the meeting of the Com mittee of Ministers on Friday. The Lib erals are acting In unison, demanding that half the members of the commission shall be representatives of the Zemstvo. Domas and Frogresslonal bodies, and these demands are being supported by the adoption of resolutions over the em pire RIOTOUS PEASANTS ARE KILLED Soldiers Shoot Them Down After Outbreak "in Poland. WARSAW, March 22. Serious agrarian disturbances occurred today at Kulno. It is reported that the military fired on pea sant rioters, and that several of the lat ter were killed or wounded. The Gov ernor of Warsaw, with the public prose cutor, has gone to Investigate the affair. Will End School Strike. WARSAW. March 2 (11:30 P. M.)-A private telegram received from St. Peters burg today announcing the attitude of the committee of Ministers regarding the use of the Polish language in the schools Is received here with the liveliest satisfac tkra. The school strike will probably be syeeuHy ( ended. LEFT IN LURG Storm Is Brewing Over Santo Domingo. GRAB GAME BY POWERS Revolution Also Imminent Against Morales. RESULT OF SENATE INACTION Belgium Has Already Made Demand and Morales Expects Others to Follow American Con trol His Only Hope. SANTO DOMINGO, March 22. The news v of the postponement by the United States Senate of a.-tion on the treaty with Santo Domingo makes the situation here acute. and an Internal uprising seems to be Im minent, based on the cry that President' Morales has been discredited in the Uni ted States. President Morales states that he is prepared to put down any revolu tion, but that a more serious matter, in his mind, ls foreign complications grow ing out of Belgium's pressing demand pre sented on March 21. Belgium wants the customs receipts of a port of Santo Domingo to the extent of $25,883 a month, according to a former agreement on which no payment has been made for three years. American Control or Ruin. This first demand is construed as a direct result of the failure of the treaty between the United States and Santo Domingo. President Morales anticipates similar demands by other foreign powers, which he will be helpless to resist- He says he wants to pay all the republic's, debts, but sees the ruin of the country with every port in tho hands of different foreign powers and no revenue for the government. While he 'sees no light ahead, he has blind faith that "right "will triumph." In the course of an interview with the Associated Press he said today; "It 13 entirely possible that the United States mar have to send an- ultimatum here on account of the Dominican govern- ment being unable, though not unwilling to meet Its obligations. It is utterly im possible for the government to pay the sums due foreign governments unless the United States pn procure from foreign powers a postponement of their demands. Otherwise, those demands will be pressed. I have no moral or physical force to re sist them. With the custom-houses in the control of the United States the resources of the island will develop speedily, and all demands will be paid, with the result that the country will be educated to peace and permanent prosperity.? Expect Foreign Grab Game. With two Dominican ports now in the hands of the United States and the fail ure of the treaty, Dominicans believe that a grab game by foreign powers will begin at once. An Italian cruiser was here a few days ago, but withdrew to Kingston. The American gunboat Castlno is here with 150 menr the cruiser Chat tanooga ls at Samana Bay; the Detroit ls at Puerto Plata, and the Dixie is at Monte Chris tl. K ear-Adm lr al Sigsbee.has gone to Guantanamo for a consultation with Rear-Admiral Barker. With" the seizure ot Dominican ports by foreign powers, It is argued here that the Monroe doctrine will be nullified as , regards this republic With the United States in possession of two ports, It would not be logical to oppose the seizure of other ports by foreign powers. At the same time the only hope of President Morales ls that In some way the United States can secure a postponement of seizure by European powers. No steps to this end have been initiated here. No reply has yet been made to the Belgian demand. No Money to Pay His Army. President Morales has about 1200 men under arms ready to crush the first up- arising, but, should the custom-houses be seizea, ne speeauy wotuu ub wiuiuui. iiuaa with which topay his army, which wouldw immediately desert. The United States transport Sumner haa gone to Kingston, Jamaica. - Italian Warship Leavs Island. NEW "ZiXEtK, March 22. The Italian warship Calabria, has sailed for Kingston. Jamaica, cables the Herald's correspond ent at Santo Domingo. Her Itinerary to Havana and La. Guayra has been altered because of an unexpected cable dispatch from Rome, and her trip to Kingston is presumably taken because Jamaica Is nearer. SHE THREATENS DISCLOSURES Mrs. Chadwick Promises Revelations in Bankruptcy Case Today. . CLEVELAND, March 22. Mrs. Cassia Chadwick stated tonight that she would go on the witness stand- in the bank ruptcy proceedings against her tomor row and make known all the facts in her possession that will aid her. creditors. Some of her disclosures, she says', may not be pleasant, but she will not say anything that cannot be backed up by documentary evidence. Sons of Soldiers Made Cadets. WASHINGTON. March 22. The Presi dent has designated principals and alternates- for examinations for admission to the "United States Military Academy in 1SC6L Among the principals are Thomas Jackson Christian, a grandson of General Stonewall Jackson; Burton Toung Reed, a grandson of Lieutenant-General S. B. M. Young; Charles Walter Rowell, grand son of the late Major-General Frank Whcaton. All the nominees are sons of soldiers.