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VOL. XLV.-0. 13,899.
PORTIiAND, OREGON, MONDAY, JUNE 26, 1905.
PKICE PITE CENTS.
Fl TROT ENT
FOR TIE CHINESE
President Will See That All
Courtesy Is Shown to the
ORDERS GIVEN OFFICIALS
Complaint That Merchants and Trav
elers "Were Rudely Treated by
Immigration Officials Has
Brought Prompt Action.
WASHINGTON", June VS. By direction
of President Roosevelt action haa been
taken by the Administration which not
only facilitates the landing in this coun
try of Chinese of the exempt class, but
will also eliminate from the Immigra
tion Bureau such administrative features
as have been the subject of criticism by
Chinese. It is the declared intention of
the President to e that Chinese mer
chants, travelers, students, and others of
the exempt classes shall have the same
courtesy shown them by officers of the
Immigration Bureau as 1b accorded to
citizens of the most favored nations.
Representations have been made to the
President that In view of alleged harsh
treatment accorded to many Chinese
seeking a landing in the United States,
the commercial guilds of China have de
termined to institute a boycott on Ameri
can manufacturers. The representations,
backed by the authority of the American
Asiatic Society and commercial bodies
throughout the country. Induced the
Prertdent to make an investigation of
the situation with a view to remedying
the evils complained of, if they were
found to exist. The subject was dis
cussed thoroughly with Secretary Metcalf,
of the Department of Commerce and
Labor, who has supervision of the Immi
As the result of the inquiry orders
have been issued to the diplomatic and
consular representatives of the United
States In China by the President him
self that they must look closely to the
performance of their duties under the ex
clusion law and see to it that members
cf the exempt classes coming to this
country are provided with proper certi
ficates. These certificates will be ac
cepted at any port of the United States
and will guarantee the bearer against any
harsh or discourteous treatment. Such
treatment, indeed, will be the cause of
the Instant dismissal of the offending of
ficial whoever he may be.
Instructions to Immigration Officers
In addition to the President's orders
Secretary Metcalf has issued instructions
to the immigration officers which it Is
believed will remedy the difficulty hereto
fore complained of by the Chinese gov
ernment and individuals. It is anticipated
that the prompt action taken by the
Government to meet the objections by the
Chinese will eliminate the possibility of
gerlcus trade differences between China
and the manufacturers of this country-
The text of the official correspondence
and orders on the subject was made pub
lic today by authority of President Roose
velt The President's orders to the di
plomatic and consular officers of this
country In China wore transmitted
through the Stato Department and are as
The "White House. "Washington. D. C, June
24. 1905. To the Actinp Secretary of State:
The State Department will Immediately lsue
& circular to alt our diplomatic, and consular
representatives In China. melting forth the
following facts and elating that It la Issued
by direct order of the President;
Chlneee Laborers Are Barred.
Vnder the laws of the United States and
Jn accordance with the. rplrit of the treaties
negotiated between the United States ami
China, all Chinese of the cooHe or laboring
c'. aw that Is, all Chinese laborers, skilled or
unskilled are absolutely prohibited from com
ing to the United States, but the purpose of
the Government of the United States is to
(show the widest and heartiest eeurtesy toward
Jaja!! merchants, teachers, students and trav
elers who may come to the United States, aa
we'l as toward alt Chinese officials or repre
sentatives In any""capaelty of the Chinese
AU Individuals of these classes rfre allowed
t- come and go of their own free will and
arord. and are to be given all the rights,
privileges. Immunities and exempt tens ac
corded to el U i ens and, subjects of the Btest
favored nations. The President has issued
ererlal Instructions through the Secretary "t
Commerce and Labor that while laborers
must b trictly excluded, the law mutt be
enforced without harshness, and that alt un
necessary inconvenience and annoyance
toward. thoe persons entitled to cater the
Vnited State must be scrupulously avoMed.
The officials of the Immigration Depart
ment have been toW that no harshness In the
administration of the law wlH for a moment
be tolerated, and that any discourtesy shown
to Chines persons by any official of the Gov
ernment will be cause for immediate s
m If sal from the service.
Certificate for Visiting Class.
The status of those. Chinese entitled freely
to enter the United States is primarily de
termined by the certificate provided for under
section of the act T Congress, July 5.
1SS1 Under this law the diplomatic and
Consular representatives of the United States
have, by direction of the President, been In
structed before vlilng any certificate strictly
t! comply to the reaulrements of that pert Ion
of esetlon 6, which provides as follows:
And such diplomatic representatives or
Consular representatives whose indorsement
Js so required is hereby empowered, and. K
shall be hi duty, before indorsing each cer
tiorates as aforrjt&ld, to examine into the
tmth of the statements set forth in said cer
tificate, and It he shall find upon examin
ation that said or any of the statements there
in contained, are untrue. It ehall be his duty
to refuse to Indorse the same.
The certificate thus vised becomes prima
fade evidence of the facts set forth there
in. The immigration officials have now been
specifically instructed to accept these cert tri
es ten, which are not to be upset unless good
reason can be shown for doing to. Unfor
tunately, in the past it has been found that
officials of the Chines government haw
recklessly Issued thousands of such certifi
cates which were not true; and recklessness
has also been shown In the past by repre
sentatives of the American Consular service
n vising these certificate. 4
The purpose of this Government,!! to4taVc
thess vised certificates of eneh real value
that It is eafe to accept thea "here in the
United States. This will result in doing away
with most of the causes of complaint that have
arisen. The Chinese students, merchant or
traveler will thereby secure before leaving
China certificate which will guarantee bun
against any improper treatment.
But la order that th plan may be carried
out. it Is absolutely necessary that the diplo
matic and Consular officers, instead of treat
ing their worlc In vising these certificates as
perfunctory, shall understand that this Is one
of their most Important functions. They meet
not sue any each certificate unless they are
certain that the person to wheat it is larued
is entitled to It, and they will be held to a
most rigid accountability Sot the manner In
which they perform this duty. If there is
reason to believe that any certificate has
been Improperly icsued. or Is being improperly
used, a thorough Investigation will be made
into its issuance.
Careful Action of Diplomats.
The only way in which possibly, while rally
carrying out the provisions of the law against
the immigration of Chinese laborers, skilled
or unskilled, to secure the fullest courtesy
and consideration for all Chinese persons -of
the exempt classes, such as oSlelals. travelers,
merchants, students and the like, is through
the careful and conscientious action of our
diplomatic and Consular representatives un
der the proposed policy of the Department
of Commerce and Labor.
Tho change will simplify the -whole admin
istration of the law; but It cannot be made
permanent unless the diplomatic and Consu
lar tepresentatlves do their full duty and see
to It that no certificate is Issued with their
vise, unless tho person receiving it clearly
comes within one of the exempt elaasta and is
fully entitled to the privileges the cerUfleate
Aeeordlngly all our diplomatic and Consular
representatives In China are warned to per
form this most Important duty with the ut
most care. TH DODO RE ItOOSEVELT.
New Instructions Issued.
These orders are supplemented by a
letter to the President from Secretary
Metcalf, setting out the provisions of
the law under which the Bureau of
Immigration operates in regard to
Chinese immigrants and by the new In
structions Issued to immigration offi
cers regarding their treatment of Chi
nes who may come to the United
The President and Mr. Metcalf be
lieve, that the instructions will Insure
to Chinese the same courteous treat
ment that Is accorded to people of
other nationalities. Secretary Metcalfs
letter to the President and his instruc
tions to the imlgration officers follows:
"Washington. June 21. 1905. The President:
Referring to the matter f the enforcement of
the Chineso exclusion lawe. I have the honor
to advise you that I have gone thoroughly
Into the questions raised, and that I find
the situation to be as follows:
Divided Into Two Classes.
For the purpose of considering the opera
tion of the exclusion laws, Chinese subjects
coming to the United States may be arbitrarily
divided into two classes:
First Registered Chinese laborers who are
returning to the United States within ene year
after departure therefrom.
Second Chinese subjects being merchants,
teachers, students or travelers for curiosity
or pleasure, who aro allowed to enter the
United States and to come and go there of
their own free will and accorded all the
tights, privileges and immunities nad exemp
tions which are accorded to the citizens and
subjects of the most favored nation, if In
powes4en of what, for the sake of conveni
ence, is generally known as a section 6 cer
tificate, unless they have relfed as ruch In
the United Stateand are returning thereto,
in which cat they may present other evidence
than such certificate of their right to adm!s
Rights Under Section Six.
Section 6 of the act of May 6. 1SS2, as
amended by the act of July C. 1BS4. now in
force and effect, provides In effect that every
Chinese perron other than a laborer who
may be entitled by treaty or laws to ccme
within the United States and who ehall be
able to come to the United States, shall ob
tain the permission or and be identified aa so
entitled by the Chinese government or other
such foreign government of which at the
time such Chinese person shall be a subject.
In each case to bo evidenced by a certificate
to be. issued by such government.
The law requires that this certificate shall
be In the Baglish language and shall show
ruch permission, the name f the permitted
person In his or her proper signature; that
the certificate ehall state the individual, fam
ily and tribal name in full, tiile or oillelal
rank. If any. the age. height aad all peculiar
ities, former and present occupation and pro
fession, when and where any and how long
pursued, the place of residence of the per
son to whom the certificate Is Issued and
that such person is entlUed by law to come
within the United States.
Aa Applied to Merchants.
If the person eo applying is a merchant
the certificate must etate. In addition to the
above requirement!, the nature of, character
and estimated value ef the business carried
on by him prior to and at the time of his
application, as aforesaid. If the certificate
be sought for the purpose of travel for curi
osity, it must also state whether the appli
cant intends to pass through or travel within
the United States, together wMh his financial
Kandlng In the country for which such cer
tificate is desired. The law further provides
"The certificate provided for in this act,
and the Identity of the person named therein
shall, before such person goes a board any
vessel to proceed to the United States, be
vteed by the Indorsement of the diplomatic
representative of the l'nlted States In the for
eign country from which such certificate Is
sues, or Consular representatives from the
United States at the port or place from which
the person named in the certificate Li about
to depart and rwb diplomatic representative
or Consular repreentatl-e whose Indorsement
la so required is hereby empowered and it
ehall be his duty, before Indorsing such cer
tificate, as aforesaid, to examine Into the truth
of the- statements set forth is said certificate,
and if he shall find, upon examination, that
Mid or asy ef the statements contained there
in arn untrue. It shaH be his dwty to refuse
to Indorse the same.
Certificate Is Solo Evidence.
"Seh certificates, vised as aforesaid, shall
be prima fade evidence of the facts set forth
therein, and shall be produced to the Col
lector of Customs of the port In the district
In the United States at which the person
named therein shall arrive, and afterwards
produced to the proper authorities ef the Uni
ted States whenever lawfully demanded, and
shall be the sole evidence permissible on the
part f the perrons so producing the same to
establish a right to entry Into the United
States, but said certificate may he contro
verted and the facts therein stated disproved
by the United States authorities."
Although neither tho treaty nor the laws
make provision in terms for the extension of
transit privileges to laborers, ruch privilege
are as a. matter of fsct accorded Chinese la
borers by regulation ef tho department. That
is to say. exercising the general authority
conferred by law te enact itgulaUons. the
department permits Chinese laborers to pas
through the country under suitable restric
tions and proper safeguards.
No specific regulations have thus far been
"deemed necessary In order to extend transit
privileges to the second or exempt class, for
the reason that they are permitted by law to
come and go of their own free will and ac
cord when In possession ef the section 6 cer
tificates. Abu of the Certificate.
As to the harsh and unreasonable treatment
which It is said has been aceerded tn embers
of the exempt classes, this much may be
said: What are known as section. 6 certifi
cates, wtre universally accepted, and the
tCcnciu&ed on 5cccai PigcJ
A JEWISH FAMILY
Overtaken and Shot While on
the Way to Baluty Rail
CABMAN ALSO A VICTIM
Fighting in. Streets of Iodz Between
Soldiers and the Strikers Has""
Ceased Slaughter Still
LODZ. Russian Poland. June 25. The
most serious phase of the fighting be
tween the military and strikers Is at an
end, but there are still Isolated attacks
in the suburbs. At Baluty this morning;
Costocks attacked a Jewish family of five
persons who were driving. In a cab to
the railway station, and shot and killed
all, including the cabman.
At Pabjanlce. near Lodz, workmen at
tacked two policemen and shot and killed
one and wounded the other.
There is a general exodus from Lddx.
Two thousand persons have already left,
and all trains are crowded.
During the disturbance 33 government
liquor stores were destroyed by the mobs,
which appropriated all the cash and
stamps found on the premises. The cash
and stamps were added to the funds of
the Socialist party. The workmen in all
the factories will strike tomorrow.
Some prominent citizens this morning
telegraphed General Susbtow, command
ing the troops here, asking for protection
against the brutality of the soldiers and
especially the Cossacks who, in one in
stance, killed and robbed the servant of
a millionaire, named Rosenblatt, who was
carrying $5000 to the bank. The General
promised to punish the offenders, but said
he required witnesses to testify against
WORKMEN URGED TO PROTEST
Proclamation at "Warsaw Calls for
Paralyzing: of All Industries.
WARSAW, June 25. The proclamation
Issued yesterday by the Social Democratic
party of Poland and Lithuania, calling
out workmen as a - protest agalnsc the
Lodz massacre, declare that in order to
show the solidarity of their brethren and
to protest against "the new and Inces
sant crimes of the Emperor's govern
ment," afl Warsaw must .stop work to
morrow. The proclamation orders that not a
single factorj" or workshop shall be op
erated, and that offices, shops, restau
rants and coffee-houses must close and all
traffic must cease. It says that the red
flag, the flag of tho workingmen must
float in tho streets of Warsaw and calls
upon all workmen to help their brothers
arrange a general strike.
The military is patrolling the streets In
the factory and Jewish districts tonight.
In the suburb of Praga today workmen
shot and wounded two policemen.
In Ogroodwa street there was an en
counter between gendarmes and a crowd
and shots were fired on both sides. Three
civilians and one gendarme wero wound
ed. In other streets processions of work
men were, dispersed.
CRUSHED BY BRUTAIi SOLDIERS
Mob Is Reduced to Submission In
Streets Running; With Blood.
LODZ. Russian Poland. June 26.
Rioting is still in progress here, but
the troops are gradually gaining the
upper hand of the people aad by sheer
weight of numbers and weapons are
crushing the resistance against the
government- The dead aad wounded
are numbered in the thousands; the
prisons are filled with victims and all
citizens who are able to do so are flee
ing from their homes.
General Sbibtoff, commanding the
troops, who has been on duty constant
ly for the last three days, stated at
midnight that he now controlled the
situation and declared that he believed
the trouble was practically over- Even
while ho made the statement, the sound
of the rifle and the revolver firing
could be heard from the suburbs, where
the striking workingmen were being
shot down by the Cossacks and the In
fantrymen who are patrolling the
It is impossible at this time to secure
accurate details of the last four days.
Many of tbe dead wero rushed to the
cemeteries in carts and dumped into
hurriedly excavated trenches which
were immediately filled with earth by
troopers specially detailed for that
service. No attempt was made to iden
tify the dead and no record was kept
of the number of the bodies thus
Wounded Afraid to Call for Help.
Some of the victims of the wrath of
the soldiery were claimed by their rela
tives and burled, and there are still
nearly 100 bodies in a temporary-morgue
established by order of General Shib
toff. Many of the wounded are ex
pected to die, while other wounded are
suffering In their homes without medi
cal attention, because they are afraid
that if they ask for help from the doc
tors their relatives will be arrested for
complicity In the riot and will suffer.
.. The brutality of the troops is almost
beyond belief. Those on duty In the
city were specially selected for the
duty they have performed and have
carried out the orders of their officers
only too welL Men. women and chll
dren haVe been scourged with, whips,
riddled with .bullets and. slashed .with.
swords. No class has escaped, and
among tho victims are Jews and Gen
tiles of the highest and lowest classes.
In fact, so severe has been the treat
ment by the Cossacks that a delegation
of leading citizens last night demanded
an audience with General Sbibtoff.
They told him that human life was un
safe under present conditions; that not
only cruelty was boundless, but the
innocent suffered at the hands of the
troops, and threatened that if he did
not curb his subordinates they would
take action to bring the matter to the
attention of the Czar. The General lis
tened quietly to the men, but gave tbe
men no satisfaction and the attitude Of
the soldiers remained tbe same.
Strikers Threaten Vengeance.
Strikers held a number of meetings
at which they threatened dire ven
geance for their comrades already
slain. Socialistic leaders harangued the
workmen and told them they should be
willing to sacrifice their lives as a
protest to all Russia that they were
no' longer slaves and that hey demand
ed the right to live as men. This had
tbe effect of stirring up desperate feel
ing and later on in the day resulted in
several clashes with the soldiers In
which the strikers suffered severely.
The first of these clashes took place
in the outlying districts where a mob
of about 400 persons attacked a depot.
They rushed the guard and after seiz
ing the liquor from the depot, set the
building on fire. A. detachment of
troops arrived on the scene and "their
commander ordered the crowd to dis
perse. Inflamed with the liquor, they
had drank, they jeered at him and
threatened to kill him and his men.
Charge by Mounted Cossacks.
Immediately the order was given to
load with ball cartridges and the mob
wavered. The commandant at the head
of the EOtnia (half a battalion), gave
the order to charge. The horses broke
into a gallop and the animals plunged
into the yelling, howling, cursing
Those exposed to tho direct onslaught
of the Cossacks broke and squeezed
through tbe mass behind them to safe
ty, gaining the open street and seek
ing safety in flight. But those behind
who had not felt the sting of the knouts
still pressed forward.
Presently, high above the turmoil of
the battle, rang out the command to
fire, followed by the crackling and
crashing of the guns. Right and left
tbe rioters fell. But the crush from
behind kept on and over the bodies of
tbe fallen surged the mob.
The troopers then made a general
charge, driving the mob before them
like a herd of frightened cattle, slash
ing with their sabers, knouting them
with their loaded whips and now and
then shooting into small crowds which
seemed unwilling to give way. The
might of the army had conquered and
within-ten minutes the mob had been
dispersed. There were a number of
collisions later in the central portion
of the city, but the casualties were
Millionaire's Servant Robbed.
Two drunken Cossacks killed and
robbed the servant of a millionaire
named Rosenblatt, who was carrying
a package containing 1000 rubles to
his employer. They robbed the body
and made off with the money.
Shortly afterward a squad of Cos
sacks attacked a Jewish family of five
who were making their way out of the
city in a cab and shot all of them dead.
They were all known and the shooting
has Inflamed the Jews, who threaten
dire vengeance. It is reported tonight
that a large number of small bombs
and packages of vitriol have been
smuggled into the city, and these would
be used today against the soldiers.
CROWDS ARE NOT PERMITTED
Only Fifty People Wero Injured In
WARSAW. June 53. This city was com
paratively quiet throughout Sunday and
although several collisions took place be
tween rioters and soldiers, no one. so
far as Is known, was killed, and less than
50 persons were Injured. The troops and
police had strict orders not to permit
crowds to congregate and these orders
were literally carried out. so that the
people were given no chance to rise
against the authorities.
The temper of the people is better, and
threats of aesisslnatlbn of officials are
freely made. Word received - from all of
tbe cities of Poland indicate that the
present trouble is In its Infancy and a
general revolutionary uprising is ex
Five regiments from tbe St. Petersburg
garrison reached here Sunday afternoon
and wero Immediately sent to those cities
where garrisons were not strong.
A proclamation of martial law can be
expected here 'not later than Monday
night should the disorder increase.
XEWS IS KEPT FROM RUSSIA
Strict Censorship on Atrocities Com
mitted at Lodz.
ST. PETERSBURG. June 5. 3:35 A.
M.) Beyond the bare announcement that
firing was again heard Saturday night in
the Jewish quarter at Lodz and that the
Jews are leaving the city in great num
bers, there is almost nothing known
about the situation at Lodz and the de
velopment of Saturday and Sunday.
Even an accurate estimate of Friday's
struggle and the extent of the casualties
cannot be obtained here, as practically
all telegrams except brief and unsatis
factory messages to the papers are held
up by the internal censorship.
Tbe newspapers are without information
and General TrepofTs adjutant told the
Associated Press that tbe chancellerie of
police had nothing to communicate. Am
bassador Meyer is also without news,
though American Consuls are under or
ders to telegraph immediately happen
ings of importance in their districts.
Tbe lack of information prevented any
manifestation of feeling on the part of
the workmen of St. Petersburg, many
of whom are in sympathy with Social
(Ccacladed. ca Pare. 3.)
OF A GREAT CITY
They Would Make Even Solo
mon Resign From the
LOVING FATHER'S CLAIM
Feelings Hurt by Whipping His Boy.
Farmer Finds Iead Mine Haw
son's Cheap Restaurant Al
most Causes Lynching.
NEW TORK. June 25. SpedaL) The
New York law courts have adjourned for
the Summer vacation, leaving on the cal
endar the most peculiar collection of
freak appeals to Justice that has ever
been heard of.
Tf Solomon wero a member of the
Supreme Court, and sitting here," said
one distinguished Jurist the other day.
T am convinced he wculd feel called
upon to resign. In order to preserve
Intact h!s record for superior wis
dom." In legal circles Hyman Gordon is
acknowledged to have afforded the
most unusual of the peculiar court
cases. Gordon, who Is a clgarmaker of
199 Forsyth street, has a son, Charles,
who attends school right around the
corner from Gordon's store. Charles, it
Is admitted, is not the star pupil, and
all efforts to Induce him to act as do
his mates failed most lamentably.
Finally Principal William A Kottman
sent an emissary to the clgarmaker
and took him to the temple of learning
during school hours. Mr. Kottman
sternly narrated the misdeeds of young
Charles, and ordered and demanded
that tbe father publicly chastise the
air. Gordon was handed a large ruler
and. under the hypuotio gaze of Princi
pal Kottman. whacked the boy until
his walls of sorrow could be heard for
blocks, whereupon the father, over
come by remorse, threw down the
ruler and his shrieks of unhapplness
completely drowned the comparatively
feeble outcries of the boy.
Mr. Gordon was arrested for disor
derly conJuct. but4 discharged in tho
Police court. row he has commenced
suit to recover $2000 damages from the
principal, who he contends had no
right to Jead him to the schoolroom to
apply the rod, and that his feelings
have been deeply humiliated.
Bullets Damage Cow and Crops.
John Stadtel has a farm near the
Creedmoor rifle range, which Is on
Long Island but within the city limits.
Mr. StadteL while recently tilling the
soli, unearthed K) pounds of ,lead.
This does not mean that a new mine
has been discovered in Greater New
Tork, but that the shooting of the men
who comprise the state's bulwark of
defense has been entirely too impres
sionistic to comport with accuracy.
The farmer claims that it does not help
his corn to have tho stalks mowed down
by bullets, that cabbages do not grow
better through having a heart of lead,
and he is also saddened over the unex
pected demise of a cow which, innocently
and unknowingly, became a moving tar
get. In consequence, he has sued the
state for 91,300. which he thinks will cover
the cow, bis crops and his own feelings.
The grand Jury has considered Mr. Stad
tel's sorrows, and recommends that the
state build a higher steel fence and use
more caution on the range.
Hawson's Dismal Future.
Thomas Hawson, of C West Sixty-sixth
street, is in Bellcvpe Hospital. contem
plating a most dismal future. If the
authorities declare him Insane, he will be
conducted to the asylum on Ward's Isl
and. If they find him to be sane, he will
have to settle about 00 cases of abtainlng
moneey under false pretenses. Should be
escape each and both of these dooms, and
ever appear on the upper West Side, the
police are convinced that he win be
Hawson got out handbills advertising a
new restaurant at 22S West Sixty-sixth
street. He announced that ho would serve
for breakfast two loaves of bread and
coffee; for lunch, soup, fish or meat; for
dinner, meat and vegetables; tickets. JL.
good for 123 meals.
The restaurant man took 70) tickets, and
went out on the street to sell them. They
did not sell well at $1. so he reduced the
price, and sold them for a nickel. As an
additional bonus, he promised that each
ptchaser would be given one quart of
chowder free at tbe butcher shop of James
Simpson. 153 West Sixty-sixth street.
Great Demand for Chowder.
Tbe unhappy Simpson imagined he was
going to do a great business, for his shop
was crowded all day. but at nightfall he
found that, while he had. broken all rec
ords as to number of customers, he had
done tbe smallest business, because near
ly all Of them wero Hawsonttes who ex
pected to get free chowder. It was some
thing in which Simpson did not deal, bat
be had the time of his life explaining to
indignant men and women that his butch
er shop was not an annex of the new res
taurant. It kept him so busy that he
was unable to attend to his regular cus
tomers, although only a few of them were
able to break through the blockade of the
Hawson was arrested, and It took eight
policemen to take him to the- station
house. He didn't object, but the patrons"
of his restaurant were enraged to think
that he was going to be locked up. They
wanted to hang bus.
George T. Rotter,-of Williamsburg, has
consulted a lawyer: as to tiw advUiiUlilfv.
of suing Police Sergeant Riley for false
arrest. Rofter was ambling peacefully
along the streets of Williamsburg, a sec- j
tion of Brooklyn, when' a large, husky
man slapped him on the shoulder and told
him that he was under arrest.
"What's the charge?" asked Rotter, who
is a mild little storekeeper and regarded
as exceptionally well behaved.
I am not required to tell you." re
sponded the other. "But you are wanted
for one murder and two burglaries. Come
with me. I am Detective Sergeant King."
In a state of utter collapse, the unhappy
little tradesman, his eyes full of tears.
was led to the Bedford-avenue station.
Sergeant Riley was at the desk, and Rot
ter ms arraigned before him. His captor
took a firm grasp on the shrinking man's
coat, and said In a commanding tone:
"Sergeant, book this man on all the
charges In the criminal code."
"Who are your asked Riley.
"I am Detective Sergeant King." was
the reply. "Tomorrow I will be Police
Commissioner, so do your duty without
Riley did. He put the "detective ser1
seant" In a cell, and later he was taken
back to the Insane asylum, which he had
left a few days before.
Rotter, however, refused to be comfort
ed, and claimed that if they pollse had
properly looked after the district he would
never nave been arrested. As Riley is one
of the wealthiest men on the force
through a meteoric advance in suburban
railty holdings Rotter thinks he Is the
best man to sue.
The claim he makes is that he was un
der arrest and in the sergeant's presence
for several minutes before that official
ordered his discharge, aad consequently
Riley is responsible.
No. he isn't going to sue King. He is
carry for the poor maniac, and. besides,
King has no money.
AMERICAX SHARPERS KEEP
LOXDOX DETECTIVES BUSY.
Victims in Most Cases, It Is Said,
Are Tourists From This Side
of the Water.
LONDON. June 2SDuring the past
week the American Invasion of London
has surpassed previous records. Every
hotel is crowded, and the principal ones
are booked tor in advance.
With the Increasing: number of visitors
i rem. across tne Atlantic nave come a
great number of suspicious persons, who
have kept the secret service men busy.
An inspector of Scotland Yard said to the
Associated Press that he had been com
pelled to give many of these American
suspects orders to leave, but reports aro
received daily of opcrayggs ,cqnftd'iBe
uivn nuu s&u pa.
The inspector pointed out that previous
ly American burglars bad visited London
during tho season, but that now there-
was an Inundation of confidence mea.
Strange to relate, the victims In almost
every case are Americans, who-. It weald
be supposed, were acquainted with tha
operations of sharpers from their own
country. During Ascot week numerous
cases were reported to the police.
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
TODAT3 Cloody to partly cteudy. with proe-
ablr aa occasional shower; westerly winds.
KSI jtrATS Maximum trmp raters. 60
deic-; minimum. 54 dr- Total precipitation.
President Roorre!t lasses orders that courte
ous trtmnt be extended to Chinese visit
ors and merchants. Pace 1.
Secretary Taft holds conference with. Kaxtseer
"Wallace, of the Panama Canal. Page 3.
Jewish family slata or Cocsacks KhUa txy-
!nr to Mcape from Baratr- Fasa I-
Ituseian pabllc kept Is Isnoranco of the
atrociUcrf committed at Lodz. Pass X.
Proclamation Issued la Warsaw eaOJnc to
workmen to ctsm -work, as protest oa butah
crlest. Page 1.
lUoklajc Toward Peace.
Peace conference date has been propewd far
the first week; la August. Page 3.
President Reoeevett Is said to have made over
tures to Rttesla. Pag 3.
War In Tar East.
Japanese drive the Boss tana from, strmgr hitt
positional. Fags X
General Unlevitca reports recapture of posi
tions taken by the Japanese. Paga X
British Bteamer Ikhema Is rank far Rnaeiaa
cruiser Terek. June 3. Page 3.
Great anxiety is shown hi France la watting
for German reply to Moroccan note. Page 4.
Chief points la c&ureh. and state reformation
bill decided In French. Chamber of Depu
ties. Pte 4.
Freak appeals before Jfew- Tartc law coert.
Mrn. W. C Gregg; at Grand Lake, Colo., gaea
inline and kills her tour ahHdren. Page 3.
Equitable directors who prodted tram bears
trarracuon wui have te answer la court.
laiensbutx people Indorse Government Irriga
tion project In the Yakima. VaHer. Page 4.
Seattle Is- roused to danger of Chinese boy
eat: en American wares.. Tzz 4.
Roy illll-tr. president ef the Ssmpter Or..
bank, found guilty. Page 4.
Textbooks adopted fle years ago. far "Wash
ington, tchcoia hare been, discarded. Page 4.
Pacific Coast cores: Lo Angeles. 4-3 s San
Francisco 3-6: Taeoma S. Oakland L.
Results of Eastern, games. Page 11.
German yacht Hamburg- outsaH Meteor SI
with Iksperer AVtBlam aboard. Page II.
Fort la ad sad Vicinity.
"Woman jump trans fourth-stcry window of
Good Samaritan Hospital and wilt file.
Senator Mitchell may take the stand. Page VZ.
Epidemic ef matrimony la the school depart
ment. Page 10.
r .n to cKmb Meant Rainier. Page 10.
Theatrical attractions, prcvlded for next seaasn.
Strric In Portland churches. Page 3.
Atteda2c yesterday. 744T. Page 10.
Jaaea Band gives "Lohengrin" la Asdltor-
lum. Page 10.
Famous paintings la the art exhibit. Pag IO
Rev. Merle St. C Dwtght preaches at Expo
Htlca. Taxe 10.
All Co6 liners crowded with rengera
Cruisers aad destrcxer leave fsr Pngtt Souad.
Mrs. Florence Smith Suffers
SHE FALLS FOUR STORIES
"Was Under Treatment at Good S
marl tan, and in Sudden Frenzy
Leaps to Ground. Receiv
ing Fatal Injuries. '
Mrs. Florence Smith, of Ger
vais. Or., a widow about 25 year
old jumped from the fourth-story
window of the Good Samaritan.
Hospital last flight shortly after S
o'clock, and sustained injurler from,
which she Is expected to die. "When
picked up by hospital attendants it
was found that she had both arms
broken below the forearms, both hipa
dislocated, one leg broken and was
hurt internally. She was carried to
the operating-room, where her injuries
were dressed and efforts made to save
Mrs. Smith, it Is supposed, became
insane, and. Jumping from her bed be
fore she could be caught by her nurse,
sprang- from the open window and
landed in a heap at the bottom of tho
court facing- Twenty-third street. Her
nurse is held blameless of the accident
as she Is one of the most experienced
in tho hospital. The rash deed of the
woman was entirely unexpected and
caught the nurse unprepared.
"Wonder is expressed at the hospital
that the fall did not instantly kill the
woman. From the fourth floor to tho
bottom of he court Is a distance ot
about 45 feet.
Mrs. Smith was brought from Ger
vais. Or four days ago In a critical
condition, and was given a. private
room on the fourth floor. Her actions
were strange from the nrst and it was
against the wishes of the hospital man
agement that she was allowed to re
main. Her brother. Rev. Albyn Cssoc.
of 333 Cugene street, was notified at
the serious condition of his sister yes.
terday "acndsald" hat he would notify
th young- woman's father at Gervals.
It'waa shortly after the visit of her
brother that tha accident occurred.
BIG FIRE AT NASHVILLE
Department Store Is Destroyed "With.
XASHVjJ.T.K. Tena, June 2SL Fire in
tbe retail shopping district caused, dam
age estimated at between 55G9.00O and
$CO,0G0. The games were located In tha
Palace, a big department store on the
southwest corner ef Fifth avenus and
Union a tree U The flrs spread rapidly and
when it was placed under control the fol
lowing damage had been done:
The Palace, occupied by Morris 'Bros.,
wholesale and retail millinery, and Ja
cobus Bros., owned by Norman KIrkman,
The Manix. six-story building, occupied
by Nashville Dry Goods Company, owned
by Norman "Kirkman; burned.
Two three-story buildinss being fitted,
up far Kress &. Co.. owned by Browns
heirs; wrecked by falling walls and burn
ed. Others who sustained losses are: "Wrixhfc
Bros., decorators; Ca3h Grocery Store. It
TV. Turner, Cumberland Bakias- Powder
Company: Alfred Steam Dye "Works.
Mountain Fire in Utah. 4
OGDEN. June CS. A mountain, firs
which early this morning; was not "yet
under control, started, from an unknown
cause flvo miles north of hers yesterday
afternoon. "With a frontage of over x
mile, the fire has traversed five miles
of territory, destroying fences, fruit
crops, and haystacks. Hundred? of men
are endeavoring to keep the fire's path:
cleared from the scattered dwellings in
The powder magazine of Browning
Brothers Gun Factory was directly la
the path of the fire and was only saved
by strenuous efforts. The wires of tha
Teltaride Power Company, were burned
etK. and. those supplying power to Ogden.
and Salt Lake had a narrow escape.
Had the wind been in a. slightly dif
ferent direction the residence portion of
North Ogden would have been invaded.
No estimate of the damage has yet beea.
Threatening Blaze in Cleveland.
CLEVELAND. June Ci Fire broke oxst
shortly before- 2 o'clock this morning:
In the part of the wholesale district, at.
the southwest corner of St. Clair and
North "Wafer streets, completely gutting,
the WHIard Storasa Battery Company's
building dolus JW.0CO damage. Fair
banks. Morse & Cb.'s buildln? s also oa
fire and unless checked shortly a fierce,
conflagration will ensue.
Union Pacific Roundhouse Destroyed
SALT T-AtTF:, June SL A special to the
Tribune from Evanston. V.'to-. says that
the Union Pacific roundhouse there was
destroyed by fire- at an early hour this
morning entailing a loss of 3.000. Five
iocomotfcres are reported to have been de
stroyed, one of them being; blown up. by
an explosion of oO. The origin of tSfa
fire is not stated.
Sympathetic Strike I Probable.
CHICAGO, iuae- 25. Unless the referen
daxn vote to bo taken by the striking,
teamsters tomorrow night results in tha
men agree lag to- accept the tersss. of set
tlement offered by employers, there is a
probability that the struggle may extsaft
to a combat involving; all of the
union, teamsters in Chicaxo. The con
servative element win use every effort
possible to check tbe sympathetic strike,
and the chances are said to be about a vex
that they will ba BscseMsfuL