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VOL. XLV. !NO. 13,827.
PORTLAND, OREGON, MONDAY, APRIL 3, 1905.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
NTQ THE WILDS
President Will Go Hunt
ing This Week,
SHAKE OFF TRAMMELS
Starts Today for a Month's
Stay in Mountains
REUNION WITH ROUGH RIDERS
Addresses at Louisville and Points in
tbe Indian Territory and Texas
Will Be the Only Other
WASHINGTPN, D. C., April 2. (Spe
cial.) With the seat of Government lo
cated in a railway car on a. sidetrack in
the hills near Glenwood Springs, Colo.,
President Roosevelt will spend a happy
month Jn the search for b'lg game in the
mountains, far away from civilization.
Secretary" Loeb will have charge of the
temporary White House in the fastnesses
on the backbone of the continent. A tele
graph wire will be cut into the train
and Mr. Loeb, with a corps of clerks, will
receive telegrams and public papers.
Whenever anything takes place that the
President should know, Mr. Loeb will
mount a horse and follow the mountain
trail to the Presidential retreat, the loca
tion of which few will know. This, in
brief, is the programme for the second
halt of the President's trip, which will
He will travel on a special train, and
his party will not be a large one. He
will take with him to San Antonio as his
guest, Major-General S. M. B. Young, re
tired, who was in command, of the brig
ade in which the Rough. Riders fought at
Kettle Hill and in front of Santiago. He
will be accompanied by Secretary Loeb,
a corps of clerks and telegraphers and
representatives of the press associations.
He will also have on the train his ranch
ing and hunting outfits.
Off Into the Wilds.,
On the conclusion of the rounlon in.
fiaui Antonio, the President will cut loose
from further public functions for more
than a. month, and devote the rest of his
vacation to getlng the full benefit of
llfp under the stars. As the guest of
Colonel Cecil Lyon, member of the Re
publican National Committee for Texas.
he will proceed to the Northwestern sec
tSon of the state for four or five days
in the saddle, chasing the swift jackrab-
bit and the sly timber wolf.
When the wolf and jackrabbit hunt is
over, the President will proceed to Colo
rado for his rough outing in the Rockies.
The exact location of this part of the
outing cannot be learned. It is under'
stood to be in the White River country.
On this hunt the President will be. accom
ranled by Philip B. Stewart, of Colorado
Springs, who has had charge of all ar
rangemerits, and the party will be guided
by John Goff, who was the head of the
guides when Mr. Roosevelt, as Vice-President,
went on his expedition irrthe moun
tains, which he wrote about under the
head "With the Cougar Hounds."
He Wants to Rough It.
The party will try to get a few bears,
mnri will make life miserable for the
mountain lions and other wild and de
structive animals that abound in the un
frequented locality. In the camping party
will be six persons, the President, Mr.
Stewart, Mr. Goff, another guide, a cook
and a. camp- rustler.
The President has written to John Goff
that he desires to have the roughest
time that can be arranged. "Bear steak.
salt pork, bread, butter and black cof
fee," he says, are what he expects. If
there is to be bearstcak, it will, have to
be supplied by the Presidential rifle.
-ITINERARY OF THE PRESIDENT
After a Day With Rough Riders, He
Will Go Hunting.
WASHINGTON, April 3. President
Roosevelt will leave Washington tomor
row morning on a long trip to the West
and Southwest. He will be absent from
the capital for nearly two months.
One- of the chief objects of the trip
which tbe President long has had in mind
Js the reunion of his Rough Rider regi
ment of the Spanish-American War,
which is to take place at San Antonio,
Tex., next Friday, and for- which an
elaborate programme of exercises has
There will be a number of brief stops
on the way at points where the President
will make addresses. Leaving San An
tonio, there will be a brief stop and ad
dress at Fort Worth, which will termin
ate the public part of the trip, follow
ing which the President is to go hunting
in the Panhandle of Texas and later in
AH arrangements have been made
whereby the President will keep In touch
with public affairs both during hisTrail
road ride and while hunting, so that he
will be enabled to pass on all matters re
quiring his attention. The President is
looking forward with keen pleasure to his
long vacation. The following statement
regarding the itinerary of the trip was
made public tonight:
The President will leave Washington
Monday, April 3, at 9 A. 31., over the
Pennsylvania Railroad. He will be ac
companied by Secretary Loeb, Dr. Alex
Lambert, General S. M. B. Young, Lieu
tenant G. R. Fortesque, M. C. Latta! and
J. L. McGraw, stenographers and. repre
sentatives of newspaper press associa
jtions. The first, stop- .will -be -mad a. at
Louisville, Ky., at 9 o'clock Tuesday
morning. The President and party will
pass in procession through the city and
the President will make an address. The
train will leave Louisville at 11 o'clock,
pass through St. Louis at S P. M., and at
that pofnt take the Missouri, Kansas &
Texas road for San Antonio. A few
short stops will be made In Indian Ter
ritory on Wednesday.
At Sherman, Tex., where the party will
arrive at 4. P. M., the President will leave
the train, drive to the public square and
make a brief address. Dallas will be
reached at 6:30 P. if., and after a pub
lic address the President will attend din
ner. The next stop will be at Waco, on
Thursday. April 6, at S:30 A. M. The
President will speak briofly at Waco. He
will reach Austin at 2 o'clock Thursday
afternoon, address the joint session of
the Legislature at the Capitol and later
speak to the public on the lawn of the
The train will roach San Antonio at S:S0
P. M Thursday, but there will be no
public' programme- until the following
morning. The cjpjcct of the President in
visiting San Antonio Is to attend -the
reunion of his regiment.- Exercises have
been arranged which will fill the entire
day, including a review of the regular
troops at Fort Sam Houston, a procession
in which the Grand Army and Confeder
ate Veterans will take part, luncheon at
the Rough Riders' camp and a dinner by
the Business Men's Club at the Hotel
Menger. The President will leave at 11
P. 3L for Fort Worth, arriving there the
next morning at 9:45, and leave at 10:45.
The programme for Fort Worth will con
sist of a drive and an address.
At Fort Worth the public part of the
trip will end. The President will spend
some time hunting in the Panhandle, and
will then go to Colorado lor a hunt of
some weeks' duration. No plans have yet
been made for the return trip to Wash
GENUINE KENTUCKY WELCOME
Louisville Will Have Procession Typ
ical of North and South.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 2. Louisville's
welcome to President Roosevelt Tuesday
will be a civilian affair. fhe local com
mittee decided that owing to the short
time the Executive would be in the city,
it were better to make his short stay not
only a typical Kentucky welcome, but a
reception representative of both North
and South in a state bordering, as it
does, both sections of the country. The
military feature, therefore, has been
eliminated and, beyond the one company
of Confederate veterans, the two posts
of Grand Army men, the Spanish War
Veterans Association and representatives
of the Loyal Legion, the procession which
will escort, and those who will ontertaln.
the President during his three hours
fitay in the city will be composed of
representative citizens of Louisville, men
of the North and men of the South and
a few invited guests of the state ?t large.
Before the President takes his depart
ure, he will be presented -with three gifts.
intended as souvenir of his visit. One
is a silver flagon Allied with, water from
the spring on the farm In Larue County,
on which -Abraham Lincoln was born
Another piece is a large silver vase. Hie
third gift is a unique piece in tbe shape
of an inkstand. It was made from an
oak tree which grew near the spring on
the old Lincoln homestead. The Ink
holder is of silver, sunk into the wood
DISPLAY BUEBANK'S WONDEES
Products of Horticultural Wizard
Coming to the Fair.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 2. (Special.)
The women of Santa Rosa and Sonoma
County will make a floral exhibit at the
Portland Exposition with the other prod
ucts from Sonoma County, and It will be
made up for most part of Luther Bur-
bank's floral creations. If enough ran be
secured that will stand shipment to Port
land, the display will Le entirely of his
flowers, as the women of the city and
county are anxious to show Mr. Burbank
how greatly they appreciate what he has
At this afternoon's meeting of the So
noma County Horticultural Society, ac
cording to a dispatch from Santa Rosa,
Mls3 Adelaide Elliott was appointed
committee to take up the matter of
floral exhibit and she will make a report
at the next meeting. Mr. Burbank has
promised to send his picture-exhibit of
many of his creations to Portland, and
ladles will endeavor to have natural flow
ers there to show what can be done.
This week has been a phenomenal one,
so far as visitors are concerned, at the
Burbank residence, and many noted peo
ple have been to see the horticultural
wizard. The Burbank exhibit at Port
land will be the first the great scientist
has made. During the past few weeks
he has come to be looked upon almost
throughout the world as the greatest scl
entlfic marvel of the age. He will show
at Portland nearly a thousand varieties
of popples, prunes and apples, a fade
less flower, thornless cactus, the only
scented dahlia in the world, a combined
Japanese and English walnut, a daisy
foot in diameter and countless other mar
vels In plant life. Dr. Devries. the great
Dutch scientist, stated recently that he
considered Burbank the greatest bene
factor of the age.
Thousands' of people monthly from all
parts of the world visit Burbank's Santa
Rosa home. It is confidently believed
here that his exhibit alone will attract
thousands of people from all parts of the
universe to Portland.
ASPHALT TRUST HAS DENIED IT
Says Castro's Charges Against It Are
WASHINGTON, AprU 2. Solicitor Pen
field, of the State Department, said to
night, concerning the charges made in
Venezuela against General Francis V.
Greene and the asphalt company of which
he was the head, to the effect that he and
the asphalt .people had aided the Matos
revolution, that some months ago General
Greene had submitted to the State De
partment a sworn denial of the truth of
these reports and had backed bis denial
by affidavits from responsible officers of
the asphalt company denying that they or
the company had aided the Matos revolu
1 SELF AFIRE
Awful Suicide of Wife
POURS GO ALQiL ON CLOTHES
Starts Bonfire-and Waits for
Garments to Ignite,
WAS VICTIM-OF MELANCHOLIA
Mrs. Lena Charlotte Hemmers, of
Orient, Steals From the House at
Midnight and Makes Ter
rible End of Her Life.
Mrs. Lena Charlotte Hemmers, aged 59.
living at Orient, in Eastern Multnomah
County, saturated herself with kerosene
early yesterday morning and burned her
self to death. She went out from her
home in the middle of the night, when her
husband was asleep and her stepson at a
dance, and, building a bonfire in a cab
bage patch, ignited her clothing from that
and was dead for many hours before -she
was even missed. She was found, her
clothes all consumed and her body
charred, by her old and feeble husband.
at 10 o'clock in the morning, though the
suicide must have been committed bofore
2 o'clock that morning.
She, with her second husband. Otto C.
Hemmers, had been living on a farm, near
Orient, seven miles beyond Gresbam. for
11 years, ever since they were married.
Before that she had been deserted by her
first husband in San Francisco, and at
that time had attempted to commit sui
cide at the Sutro baths, and had been
Suffered With Melancholia.
cr lour years, since tho time or a
serious operation, she had been at times
melancholy and at others suspicious, fear
ing harm Tor herself and for her kin, but
she had never been sufficiently -Insane to
be considered more than erratic. She
was in the habit of leaving th,o house
frequently and remaining away many
hours without explanation, and that ac
counted for th& length of "time before her
body was found.
Saturday evening her stepson, Henry B,
Hemmers, went away to a dance, and left
his father and stepmother sitting reading
before the fire. Some time before mid
night the elder Hemmers went to bed, his
wife saying that she would read for a Ht
tlo time longer, and appearing perfectly
sane. Several hours later, Hemmers was
awakened by tbe knocking of his son at
the door and arose to let him in. He no
ticed at that time that the door to his
wife's room was ajar, but thought noth
ing of it.
In the morning the two men found that
Mrs. Hemmers had disappeared, but they
were not distressed by that circumstance.
thinking she had gone away in one of her
periodical "queer" moods. They ate
breakfast, washed the dishes and the son
Finds Charred Body of Wife.
The old man stood In his doorway late
In the morning, and, thinking of the
young cabbages ha had planted In a field
several rods away, walked over to them
with a pitchfork load of rubbish-to spread
over them. He came to a log by the
field, and, throwing his load over it. stood
aghast, for he looked upon the charred
body of his wife.
Ho picked up her cloak, which lay un
burned, and threw it over her, then
rushod to the neighbors, who telephoned
for Deputy Coroner A. L. Flnley, who
drove out there, and making careful In
vestigations, decided that It was a case
From his investigations, Mrs. Hemmers
must have mado peroral trips from the
house to tbe log behind which she burned
herself. She had carried out a half-filled
can of kerosene, a large quantity of mag
azines and papers, some of which were
not consumed "by the firo she set among
them. From the way she fell it was evi
dent that she leaned over the flame when
she had poured the coaloll upon herself,
and, catching fire from It, stood till she
In the ashes and charred clothing lying
about there were found a few dollars In
a half-burned purse, an umbrella, a pair
of overshoes and other amall things,
which she had carried from the house
with her. She had evidently left the
house, in the first instance, with
the intention vof making one of
her little Journeys, but some vagary of
her diseased mind turned her towards the
thought of self-destruction, and in her
madness she chose the most horrible
method she could have, imagined.
' The funeral will take place today. The
husband, who is not strong, has become
very ill from the shock.
HE TAKES LIQUID SUNSHINE
Dr. Harper Will Undertake Wonder
ful New Treatment for Cancer.
NEW YORK, April 2.(Speclal.)-Dr.
William Ralney Harper, president of Chi
cago University, will take his first "liquid
sunshine" treatment Monday. The mys
terious fluorescent solution will be admin
istered In the office of Its discoverer, Dr.
William James Morton, Dr. Frank BI11
lngs,of Chicago, and Dr. Schauffler, both
of whom accompanied Dr. Harper from
Lakewood to New Tork.
The application of concentrated X-rays
will be administered by Dr. Morton him
self, the case being too Important to trust
to a subordinate. The distinguished pa
tient will drink a quantity of the green
lsn-yeiiow ltquia Known as liquid sun
shine," after which he will He on a couch
in the current of the X-ray machine. The
treatment will be continued for a period
of ten minutes and tho current will be
gradually Increased until the patient's
body is aglow with the strange, yellowish
light generated by the new force.
It Is this light which Is believed to con
tain certain properties under which the
cancer germ is destroyed. The treatment
will be repeated each day during Dr. Har
per's stay ha New York, and, if found to
be beneficial, will be continued after his
return to Chicago. The effect of the
treatment is being watched with Interest
by physicians In the city. The treatment
is yet la an experimental stage.
HAY'S HEALTH IS IMPROVED
Secretary of State Reaches Naples
and Leaves for the Riviera.
NAPLES. April 2. The White Star Line
steamship Crctic with Secretary of State
John Hay and Mrs. Hay on board, ar
rived here today. Mr. Hay declares that
his health has been greatly improved by
During the day Secretary and Mrs. Hay
drove about the city and later took lunch
eon at a hotel on the heights above Na
ples. They returned to the Cretlc late in
the afternoon and later the vessel sailed
for Genoa. From Genoa. Secretary Hay
wlll go to the Riviera.
Mr. Hay was much impressed by the
view from the heights, where he took
luncheon, and ho declared the scene on
the Bay of Naples to be of unexcelled
Notwithstanding Mr. Hay's desire to
be relieved of all official standing dur
ing his tour, the Prefect of Naples
called at the hotel to pay his respects
as representative of theItallan govern
ment. Charles S. Francis, American
Minister to Greece, also called, and a
number of tourists assembled for a
look at the Secretary as he drove from
the hotel. The weather was Spring
like. NO BONDS TO PAY MILITARY
Colorado Legislature Neglects Pro
vision for Strike Expenses.
DENVER, April 2. The Gubernatorial
fcontest before the Colorado' Legislature
has been responsible for the failure of
considerable Important legislation to en
act. The contest consumed so much of
.. . - . . ...
tne ume or. tne regular session that a
great many measures only reached second
reading and there died. The Legislature
expires by limitation tomorrow at 12
Among the measures that have failed is
tho one authlrlzlng bonds for 5SOO.00O to
cover the cost of maintaining the military
in several mining camps, while strikes
wore on during Governor Peabody's ad
ministration. The committee reported
favorably on the measure, but amend
ments reducing the amount one-fourth
and providing for a. commission to audit
the military bill wpj-e attared and finally
the whole .matter 'tow laid on tha table.
No opportunity can now arise for the
supporters of the bill to take It from the
Falls Dead irr the Pulpit.
LEXINGTON, Ky., April 2. Rev. James
Cochran, of Broadwell, Ky., a student of
the Bible College of Kentucky Univer
sity, In this city, dropped dead in the
pulpit of the Stampng Ground Christian
Church, tent" miles from Lexington,, today
of heart disease.
CONTENTS OF TODAY'S PAPER
TODAT'S Fah- and -warmer; northerly windi.
TESTERDAT'S Maximum temperature, 06
dep.; minimum, 37. Precipitation. 0.07
The War in the Far EaU
Japanese transfer their army to Vladivostok.
Russians driven from a. village. Page 2.
Few sunken ships at Port Arthur can be
saved. Page 2.
Jewish mob attacks Warsaw jail and If
driven off by troops. Page 1.
Strikers accused of poisoning workmen.
Effect of German policy in Morocco. Page 3.
Sultan o Morocco rejects FrencK reform
programme. Page 3. x '
Dispute between Chile and Peru. Page 3.
President starts on his bunting trip toda
Secretary Hay's health much improved.
Government Irrigation In Boise and Payette
Valleys. Paye 5.
Assistant Attorney-General Barrett involved
In Storey Cotton Company's frauds.
Snow storm blockades Colorado railroads.
Page 2. V
Successful test of gasoline motor for Oregon
railroads. Pag -C
Dr. Harper wlU be treated with liquid sun
shine. Page 1.
Bryan tells plans for reorganizing Democ
racy. Page 1.
Impeachment of Tacoma Mayor" discussed
by two factions. Page 4.
Frauds In state land cases, which grand jury
will investigate. Page 4.
Death of Judge J. W. Huston," of Idaho.
Spokane man shoots wife who left him.
New Congregational Church dedicated at
Forest Grove. Page 4.
Burbank's wonders will be exhibited at the
Fair. Page 1,
Pacific Coast league games: J.os Angeles 4,
Portland 1; Oakland 7-3, Tacoma 6-1;
San Francisco 12-3, Seattle 4-0. Page 5.
Portland and Vicinity.
Francis J. Heney. UnlteVl States District At
torney for Oregon, says President Is de
termined no guilty man shall - escape.
Farmer's wife at Orient starts Are .in garden
at midnight, saturates clothes with kero
sene and jumps into flames. Page 1.
Registration so far shows a ratio of seven
Republicans to one Democrat. Page if;
St. Johns' citizens elect Mayor and Council
men today. Page 11.
Councilman Flegel calls Chief Hunt investi
gation a farce. Page 12.
Large, crowds visit Lewis and Clark Exposi
tion grounds. Page 3.
Edward A. Kimball lectures on Christian
. "Science to crowded house at Marquam
Grand. . Page 7.
Revivalists speak to large gatherings of peo
pie throughout city. Page 10. .
Murderer- of Edna, Hoffman known to 'police.
but still at large. Page 5.
Many patriots woujd servo country In the
Council. Page & K
FRENZY OF RAGE
by Soldiers. .
City Called to Exterminate-the
BOMBS TERRIFY. OFFICIALS
Mob Storms Jail to Rescue the Body
of Slain Comrade When Deadly
Volley Kills and
" Wounds Many. ,
WARSAW, April 3. Not since the Mon
day following "Bloody Sunday" at St.
Petersburg has there been such a feeling
of apprehension In this ancient city as
exists- this morning, and It Is believed
XfivGdn. that before the day ends much
blood will be shed. In many homes in
the city anguish prevails today and vic
tims of the present regime are to be
found in the lodging homes of the Jew
One thousand Jewish Socialists assem
bled on Sunday before the main prison
and demanded that the body of a Jewish
labor leader who had died during the
night bo delivered to them. Their de
mand was refused, with the result that
after listening to an address by their
leaders, they stormed the prison and car
ried the outer entrance.
Deadly Volley Fired.
Hurry calls were eent out for troops,
and three regiments under the command
of Brigadier-General Sausanblealz were
hurried to the rescue of the prison
guards. The commanding officer ordered
the mob to disperse and, as It did not
move on quick enough, he ordered a vol
ley fired, which had a deadly effect.
Five fell dead at the first fire and then
the mob .retreated, firing revolvers and
cursing at the soldiers as they Tan.
When the smoke cleared, five dead were
found in the main corridor of the prison.
while forty woUnded were hurried to the
hospital. After tho mob had retreated,
the police got busy and arrested more
than 100, among them being all of the
leaders of the Socialist element.
Call on Populace tc Rebel.
Following the riot hundreds of procla
mations appeared at all of the public
places In which tho populace was urged
to rise against the "tyrant government,"
and to exterminate those who had mur-
During the night five bombs were
thrown, but so far as can be learned
no damage was done. The police author
ities have issued a warning to the popu
lace to remain away from all of the
government buildings and It Is stated
that the commanding officers of the
soldiers have been warned to have their
men shoot to kill, should any attempt
be made to Interfere with the large pub
All of the guards have been doubled
and it is considered certain that, fol
lowing the next overt act, martial law
will be proclaimed.
ANOTHER VERSION OF AFFAIR
Police Fire on Mob, Which Carries
Away tho Wounded.
WARSAW, April 2. (9:40 P. M.) A seri
ous outbreak occurred at 7:30 o'clock this
evening In Dzika street, where a Jewish
Socialist Society, known as the Bund, had
organized a demonstration. The troops
which came to disperse the gathering fired
into the crowd, killing four men and
wounding 40 persons, two of whom were
The trouble began when, under the pre
text of holding a memorial meeting for a
late Jewish Socialist leader, a crowd of
more than 1000, mostly Jews, carrying red
flags, marched Into Dzika street and was
met by a mixed police and military pa
trol of 20 men. The police declare the So
cialists fired revolvers at them, the lead
ers inciting the mob to attack the patrol,
which thereupon fired several volleys Into
the crowd. The crowd carried away all
except nine of the wounded. These were
taken to the hospital. It Is expected that
two or more of the wounded will die. The
dead and wounded were alf Jews. The
police made many arrests.
Other disturbances are reported to have
occurred. The streets had been pa
trolled throughout the day, the authorities
having anticipated trouble.
Threats of Bombthrowing.
Conditions here are causing much un
easiness and nervousness. Hand-printed
proclamations have been found In the
streets, warning the public against walk
ing near government buildings and other
places, as bombs would be thrown in
these quarters. Several parents whose
children are attending school In defiance
of the school strike have been warned by
letter to withdraw their children, as the
school buildings would be blown up.
Representatives of the violence (It Is not
quite clear whether they are revolution
arles or Socialists) are visiting private
'nersons and levying contributions for
"ammunition." They produce lists of
names with the amounts to be collected
from each, and require the contributor
to sign his name opposite these assess
ments, which range from $2.50 to 530.
Governor Goes Under Guard.
When Governor-General Maximovitch
arrived here ten- days ago to assume his
official duties he ordered that the Cossack
detachment awaiting him at the station
be retired, saying ne did not want an
escort. Driving through the city today,
however, the Governor-General's carriage
was surrounded by 20 Cossacks.
The editors of the Polish newspapers
here were summoned to the castle yes
terday. Governor-General Maximovitch
received each of them separately in the
most friendly manner and talked with
them on various subjects freely, especial
ly On the question of the censorship- He
Invited them to come to him in case of
STRIKES IN SEVERAL CITIES
Poisoning of Workmen at Lodz At
tributed, to Strikers.
ST. PETERSBURG, April 2. Reports
from many places, throughout Russia,
Including T,ver, Borlssoff and SIsran,
show that employes of warehouses and
shops are again demanding shorter
hours and more wages. There has been
a general strike of shop assistants at
Samara and Irkutsk.
According to the Russku Slovoe, 60
workmen in a factory at Lodz havo
been poisoned, and 2S are In a critical
condition. It Is suposed that strikers
GOVERNMENT FEARS CRITICISM
Forbids Congress to Deal With Epi
demic of Cholera.
MOSCOW, April 2. The Assistant Min
ister of the Interior has forbidden the ar
sembllng of a congress to deal with the
cholera epidemic, because, according to
official information, the promoters of the
congress Intended to give It the form of
a demonstration against the government.
IN APPROVED WESTERN STYLE
Russian Stationmaster Held Up in
TIFLIS, April 2. As the stationmas
ter at Kutals yias driving to the local
treasury, accompanied by an armed es
cort, he was attacked by four armed
men. who overpowered the escort and
robbed the stationmaster of $3000.
Gorky's Trial Is Postponed.
ST. PETERSBURG, April 2. The
trial of Maxim Gorky on the charge of
drawing up proclamations with. the ob
ject of overthrowing the existing statej
or arrairs in the empire and disturbing
public order has been postponed until
Amnesty for Religious Offenders.
LONDON. April 2. It is announced, ac
cording to a 8t. Petersburg dispatch to a
news, agency nere. tnac tne committee or
Ministers has been notified of an imperial
decree granting an extensive amnesty to
NEW POSTAL FRAUDS FOUND
Barrett and an Inspector Involved
PHILADELPHIA, April 2-George C
Holden, the- inspector in the United
States Postal Service attached to the
Philadelphia division, who admitted yes
terday that the StUrey Cotton Company,
most of whose officers are fugitives from
justice, advanced $1100 to him as a loan
for a few days, has sent his resignation
to Washington. Holden declares that he
received tne money and paid it back a
few days later without any understand
lng or agreement with the Storey Cotton
Company that he was to protect the con
cern against investigation by the Post-
office Department. He admitted, how
ever, that in accepting the loan ho was
lndiscreot. and he thought It best, in
view of the revelations in the case, to
send his resignation to the postal authori
ties at Washington.
The discovery that Holden had re
celved a loan from the company was
made by United States attorneys while
making an examination of the books of
the defunct concern. The matter was
Immediately reported to W. W. Dixon.
inspector in charge of the local division.
who in turn communicated the fact3 to
the chief inspector at Washington. By
direction of Postmaster-General Cortelyou
Inspector Mayer has been sent to this
city and is making an investigation of
Holden's dealings with the Storey Cotton
In a statement made by Holden, he
says the loan was paid back within a
very few days and he was surprised to
learn that it had been entered on the
books of the company, because it was
personal loan from F. Ewart Storey. He
vbelleves. he said, that the loan was
placed on the books to do him an injury.
Since the loan was made, he says, he
has sent three separate reports to Wash
ington recommending that fraud orders
be Issued against the Storey concern.
Inspector Holden tonight In an Inter
view told how he came to accept the loan
from Storey. He said he had been sent
to theofflces of the Storey Cotton Com
pany to make an investigation as the re
sult of a complaint. While there he met
Storey. Holden was about to leave the
office when, in conversation vifh Storey,
he (Holden) Incidentally mentioned that
he had to go out and raise some money
quickly to tide himself over In a stock
transaction. Storey told him he would
lend him the money, and Holden replied
that he could not accept a loan, as he
might have to investigate the company at
a future time. Storey. Holden says, as
sured him that the company was doing
a legitimate business and that he would
never again- have occasion to look Into
Its affairs. Storey insisted, he said. In
helping him out, and Holden finally ac
cepted a draft,
Holden says he realized a few minutes
later that he had acted indiscreetly and
,made every effort to pay the loan back
as quickly as possible. This he did In a
The Philadelphia Record tomorrow will
say that Holden declares that Harrison
J. Barrett, formerly of the Department
of Justice, and nephew of the late James
Tyner, who was Involved In the Post
office scandal, was the attorney for the
Storey Cotton Company while he was ac
tually connected with the Department of
Justice. Asked if it was true, as Holden
contends, that Barrett was responsible
for the failure of the Postofflce Depart
ment to Issue a fraud order against the
Storey Company and that he was their
lawyer, the "United States District Attor
ney tonight said:
"I can only say the Investigation into
the Storey affair and the discovery of
certain papers seems to partially bear
out that contention. I know what they
Girl Stabs Chesty Artist.
LANCASTER, Pa., April 2. Ralph W.
Kline, aged 25 years, an artist, was
fatally stabbed this afternoon by Jennie
Good, aged 18. Kline and Miss Good were
members of a fishing party near Long
Park. Kline and the girl had a quarrel,
during which Miss Good threatened to
cut out his heart. Kline threw out his
chest and told her to stab. She did,
plunging a knife Into his breast. He is at
a hospital unconscious. The girl fled and
has not yet been arrested.
Bryan's Plan in Reor:
. ganizing Party.
HE IS FORMING GLUBS
Let Democratic Rank and File
PUT RADICALS IN. CONTROL
Meetings at Des Moines and Topcka
Are First Steps in Preparation
for the Campaign of
1908, He Says.
LINCOLN, Neb., April 2. "It is a get
ting together of the aggressive elements
of the party In active preliminary work
for the great battle of 150S" i9 the way
W. J. Bryan explained his receht activity
in connection with the reorganization of
the Democratic party. Mr. Bryan re
turned today from Des Moines, and it
was with particular reference to the meet
ing held there last night, at which ho
made the principal address, that hepoke.
Mr. Bryan explained that the Des Moines
meeting, like the one held at Topeka,
,Kan., late in February, was to further
a movement for the organization of
Democratic clubs, and thereby place the
machinery of the party In the hands of
those who meant It well. In Iowa, he
said, the same plan had been adopted as
In Kansas, with which he was in hearty
Put the People in Control.
"Reorganization," continued Mr. Bryan,
"is hardly the proper way to express it,
because the party does not need reor
ganization. There is no factional divis
ion calling for separate efforts, but the
movement Is to get back to the people,
to put the radical and progressive cle
ment In more complete control that there
may be united, harmonious effort for the
campaign of 1S03. The purpose in to he-gin-at
the bottom, letting the rank and
file have a voice in the Nation by writing,
the platform at home for- the National
convention to ratify."
Mr. Bryan said he was not trying to
head a Taction or to change the organiza
tion other than that he wanted the pro
gressive men of the party to take he
lead. The conservatives, he said, had
dominated the last National convention
and tho party had met with defeat. He
believed the rank and file of the voters
was for progression, and radicalism If
-need be. Mr. Bryan continued:
Let Rank and File Speak.
"The work should begin at the primar
ies and every Democrat should vote. It
remains with the rank and file of the
Democratic party to say what the party's
course shall be. No one will for a mo
ment doubt tho course which will be
adopted by the rank and file If they avail
themselves of the duty to register their
preference at the primaries. But a sys
tematic effort will be necessary In order
that Democrats will be Impressed with
the importance of participating in their
party's councils. The enemies of good
government, the beneficiaries of clas3 leg
islation, act as one man with unlimited
means at their disposal. The people have
only their votes, and they must cast
them together or suffer defeat. Demo
crats who believe their party- should be
a party of the people have It In their
power through systematic organization to
so shape their party's policies and govern
Its environment for the 190S campaign
that it will command the support of all
men who have grown weary of the exac
tions made by special Interests."
Mr. Bryan In conolusion quoted his an
nouncement of several weeks ago for the
organization of the party, saying the plan
does not rest upon the paramount im
portance of any one issue, but it recog
nizes the right of the Democratic voters
to control the policy of the party and to
determine its position upon public ques
tions. Mr. Bryan presided tonight at the meet
ing in St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal
Church and Introduced Ballington Booth,
who made an address In behalf of the
Volunteers of America.
DECIDES TO I2TC)ICT PACKEES
Grand Jury Will Act When Pagin
Has Drawn Bills.
CHICAGO, April 2. Well-authenticated
reports that the Federal grand jury
which Is Investigating the business meth
ods of the meat-packers will Teturn in
dictments when it reconvenes next
Wednesday were prevalent today. The
report was that the adjournment taken
yesterday was really decided upon in or
der to allow Assistant Attorney-General
Pagin time to draw up the bills at his
leisure and give due conslderaton to the
mass of testimony taken since the jury
.went into session.
Old Sweetheart With Bullet in Him.
1IOULTON. Ia., April 2. The body of
Frank Ogden, a young farmer living near
here, was found this morning in the yard
of Claude Whistler with a bullet through
his- heart. Wbwtler has. disappeared. Og
den and Mrs. Whistler were sweethearts
before her marriage to Whistler.
Taft Back in Washington.
WASHINGTON. April 2. Secretary Taft
returned to the city tonIghtfrorn Massa
chusetts, where he went to deliver a