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About Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937 | View Entire Issue (July 8, 1905)
VOL. XLV.-NO. 13,910.
PORTIAXD, OREGON, SATURDAY, JULY 8, 1905.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
JURY GH-OSEN TO
Attorneys Open Case
OPENING ADDRESSES MADE
Heney Outlines Case Against
the Three Defendants,
FIRST WITNESS IS HEARD
Campbell A. Duncan Unwillingly
Testifies That Money Had Been
Promised Him for Proof
on Timber Claim.
August Blnns, grocer.- Heppner, Mor
August Carlton, manufacturer, Port
land, Multnomah County.
Webb Mast, farmer. Coos County.
Barney May, merchant, Harrisburg,
M. V. Thomas, farmer. Bull Run,
G. O. Walker, farmer. Walker. Lane
J. E. Henkle, merchant. Philomath,
AV. P. George, restaurant keeper,
Salem. Marjon County.
J. W. Williams, farmer. Junction
City. Lane County.
S. L. Burnaugh, farmer, Elgin,
O. H. Flook. farmer, Olalla. Doug
W. O. Cook, bricklayer, Eugene,
Shorn of the interest and clamor
which surrounded tejr,al of Senator
Mitchell, the trial Qfteprescntative J,1
N. Williamson, his pokier in the -sheep- j
raising business. Dr. Van Gesner, and
Marion R. Biggs. cx-Unitcd States
Court Commissioner, began yesterday
morning before Judge De Haven. Ther
was no jamming, pushing, jostling
crowd surrounding the doors leading
into the courtroom, no helter-skelter
rush for seats when the doors were
thrown open. And only two women
were -present during both sessions, only
lawyers and Idly curious folk were
there to listen to United States Dis
trict Attorney Heney tell the jury
what the Government hoped to prove
against Oregon's member of the lower
house of Congress and those who were
named with him in the Indictments.
"With almost remarkable speed the 12
men who are to patks in judgment upon
the guilt or Innocence of the three men
on trial, were selected, a rapidity which
bespeaks that little Is known of tho of
fense with which the three defendants
are charged. Most of the 90 veniremen
summoned last week were on hand and
responded to their names when called
by tho Clerk of tne Court Judge De
Haven then called for those who ha'd
excuses, or were physically unfit to
serve upon the jury to come forward
and explain to His Honor their ex
cuses. Between 20 and 30 eagerly
sought the ear of the court and with
the exception of one or two, they were
excused from serving. As soon as the
12 men were chosen, Judge De Haven
discharged those that had not been
called and the trial of the second most
important land-fraud case of Oregon
was under way.
A. E. Blnns, of Heppner, was the first
juror called. H. S. Wilson, senior coun
sel for Representative Williamson, Dr.
Gesner and Biggs, did the interrogat
ing and in eight minutes after the first
question was put to Binn.s; he was se
lected and at 12:DS the entire jury of 12
men was selected. Neither side ex
hausted their peremptory challenges,
although four were excused, two by the
'defense, and two by the prosecution',
while two were excused by Judge De
Haven for cause. John Poulsen and E.
Habighorst, two Portland business men
were- among those challenged for cause.
Both Poulsen and Habighorst had
fixed and firm opinions and they did
not "hesitate in saj-lng so. During tne
examination of the jurors, Attorney
Wilson had a set question that he
asked each, whether the juror had any
prejudice against Congressmen. The
question had no pleasing sound to
Judge De Haven, who at one time
served In the House of Representa
tives from the First District of Califor
nia, and when counsel bad put the
same question to Barney Mays, Judge
De Haven Interjected:
Diversion Needless, Says Judge.
"That question seems to me needless.
I can't believe that any man would
"have a prejudice against another be
cause he occupies the high and" honor
able office of a member of Congress."
"I have met such men. Your Honor,"
said Judge Bennett,
"I know nothing about that." replied
the court, "but I know that I was in
Congress and I never considered that I
was engaged In a questionable calling."
Judge Bennett remarked that he was-,
sure there were certain men who sat on
the Mitchell jury who were prejudiced
against the defendant simply because he
was a United States Senator. , District
Attorney Heney also took a hand In the
discussion and remarked that, 'in his opin
ion, only anarchists and those of low
mental capacity were prejudiced against
the Government or Congressmen. The
positive manner In which Judge De
Haven declared himself upon this ques
tion and the stand he took caused At
torney Wilson to drop It and Mays was
accepted. The question was not put to
the rest of the jurors that were ex
amined. The only other Interesting side
issue which was thrown into the proceed
ings came when court convened after
the noon recess. Charles F. Lord, who,
with Ex-United States District At
torney John Hall and others whose trial
is pending, on the charge of obstructing
justice, rose and stated that he had just
learned that a supplementary Indictment
bad been filed in his case and wanted
to know o Judge De Haven it his honor
would be ready to accept bond.
Charles F. Lord Appears.
Judge De Haven rather took the wind
out of Attorney Lord's sails when he
asked him if anything had been said
to him about furnishing another bond.
The anxious attorney replied ' that noth
ing had been said, but that he did not
wish to he caught napping on some Sat
urday night and that he had bis bonds
man ready. The court heard him through
and then quietly remarked: "Don't you
think you had better wait until some
one suggests that you give another
bond?" Lord wag not quite .satisfied and
requested his honor to Instruct the mar
shal to give him time in case he was
called upon to furnish a new bond.
The quick selection of the Williamson.
Gesner. Biggs jury will perhaps stand as
a record for some time to come. Attorney
Wilson did not have a long and tiresome
list of questions to arte the jurors, and
aside from 'the two men whom the gov
ernment challenged. District Attorney
Heney only Interrogated two witnesses.
The rest he accepted without a question.
Senior counsel for the defense first In
quired of the juror whether he had read
the Portland papers, especially The Ore
gonian. Most of them had read the pa
pers, but their opinions were not In
fluenced by that reading. Attorney Wil
son's most Important question was
whether the juror was prejudiced against
a man in the sheep business, and none
of them were. Most of the jurors "had
heard of the charges against the three
defendants, but their knowledge of what
the specific charge was was extremely
vague and to this fact was largely due
the rapidity with which the jury was
Only one witness was heard during the
afternoon. He was Campbell A. Duncan,
one of the men who. It Is alleged, had
been given money by Williamson and
Gesner with which to take up a timber
claim. He was called to the stand im
mediately after the attorneys in tho case
had made their opening statements to
ims jury- Both were extremely brief and
to tho point.
Hcney's Opening Statement.
District Attorney Heney told the Jurors
that he expected to prove that the de
fendants had entered Into a conspiracy to
get a number of people to file upon lands
adjoining, transfer the lands to them
selves and secure for themselves a largo
range. He said that he expected to prove
that Williamson and Gesner furnished
the money for making final proof. Mr.
Heney informed the jury that there were
about 43 claims Involved In the case and
a part' of them had been passed tojvatent.
He said that he expected to prove that
Williams and Gesner had agreed with the
entrymen to pay them $73 in addition to
the $400, which would cover the cost of
filing and final proof as soon as the en
trym.cn turned over the claims to Wil
liamson and Gesner. As a proof of this
the District Attorney said he would prove
that Williamson and Gesner borrowed
money to meet the expenses of this agree
ment. The Government, he said, would
prove that this programme was followed
out in some 19 claims. By way of con
necting Representative Williamson with
this scheme he said that he expected to
prove that Williamson nvas present when
the surveys were made, that he himself
pointed out locations which were after
ward selected by the entrymen. This. In
substance, he said in closing was the
Attorney Wilson for Defense.
Attorney Wilson followed Mr. Honey.
He began by briefly reviewing the ca
reers of the three defendants. There
was a subtle suggestion of appeal In his
voice, as he told In turn how each of
the three men came to Oregon, how
they had always conducted themselves
as honest .and upright men, and how. as
they were growing old with the state,
were on trial charged with a crime that
ho denied, in behalf of his clients, in
toto. Counsel gave a hurried review of
the troubles between the sheep and cat
tle men, and declared that the charges
against Representative Williamson were
the result of his political enemies. He
said that none of the defendants Intend
ed to commit perjury, and he declared
that they .had not. He said that Dr.
Van Gesner, before he made arrangements
to secure the claims had consulted able
lawyers, and was- told that he was not
violating "any laws. Mr. Wilson denied
that any of the lands in question had
been sold to Williamson and Gesner.
Counsel for the defense admitted that
Dr. Gesner had given some money to
certain people, but that it was done be
cause they had asked him for financial
assistance in proving up on their claims.
He denied the existence of a conspiracy
between Williamson, Gesner and 'Marlon
Biggs. Biggs he pictured as an honest
and trustworthy Government official, one
always careful to point out the law to
those who were taking up claims. He
closed his statement for the defense with
an emphatic denial of all of the charges
alleged In tho indictment, and he said
this would be shown when the evidence
was all in.
Duncan an Unwilling "Witness.
Campbell A. Duncan, the first witness
to be heard, was not willingly telling all
he knew. His unwillingness to testify;
cither on direct examination or on cross
examination, was so patent that Judge
De .Haven remarked that he did not want
MEN 10 PLAGE
DUTY ABOVE COLO
President Delivers Fervent
. Eulogy on John Hay and
JHEY WORKED FOR NATION
Roosevelt Holds Up Root and Hay as
Examples of Men Who Place
High Ideals Above 3Ierc
OYSTER BAY. X. Y.. July 7. Presi
dent Roosevelt paid an clpquont tribute
to the llf and services of the late Sec
retary of State. John Hay, In his ad
dress before the National Educational
Association at Ocean Grove today. He
followed this with an estimate of the
personal sacrifice Elihu Root has made
In becoming Mr. Hay's successor in
office. The example of these two men
enabled him to point out a most effec
At the conclusion of his prepared ad
dress, the President put aside his notes
and spoke as follows to tho great audi
ence: John Hay's Service to Nation.
In cloflng, I want to tpeak to you of how
certain things some of which have happened
and some which have been suggested to me
by what has happened in the past week, em
phasize what I have aald to you a? t the
experience of this country of having within
Us limits men who put the realization of
high 4deata abov any form of money-making.
Within a week this country has lost a great
Katesman who was alfo a great man of let-
r"tT8. a .man who occupied a picturesque awl
unique position in our country, a man r
whose existence couM each of us he proud,
for the United Statcn. as a whole. wa bettor
because John Kay lived. John Hay entered
the public ken-Ice when a young man Just
come of age. as the Secretary to. President
Lincoln. He wsrved in the war and was a
member of the Loyal Legion. He was
trurtcd by and was Intimate with Lincoln a
hardly any other man was. He went en ren
dering service after iervlee. and waa always
able at any moment to go to prtrate life, un
lfa he could continue in public life oh hi
own terms. He went on rendering service to
the country until, as the climax of his career,
he served as Secretary of State under two
successive administrations, and, by what he
did and by what he was. contributed In no
small degree to achieving for thU Republic
the respect of the nations, fuch terrtce as
that could not have been rendered eave by
a man who had before him Ideals as far spart
a the poles from those ideals which have
In them any taint of what Is ban? or sordid.
Root's Patriotic Sacrifice
ICow 1 wished to eccre "as Mr. Hay's sut
ceaaor the man whom I regarded as of all the
men In the country the one t-est fitted to be
eueh a one's successor. In asking him to ac
cept the position ot Secretary of State I was
asking him to submit to a very great pecuni
ary sacrifice, and I never thought of that as
part of the question, for I knew that he would
not, cither. I knew that whatever other on
sldcratlonn ho had to weigh for and against
taking the position, the consideration of how
It might affect h! personal fortune would
not be takits Into consideration by Klau Root,
and he has accepted.
I am not speaking of Hay and Root as t-oH-tary
exceptions. On the contrary. I am shak
ing of them as typical of a large dasw of men
In public life. Bvcn when we hear no much
criticism of certain aspects of our public life
and of certain of our public servants, it la
well for us to remember nl;j the ether sWe
of the picture, to remember that here In
America wc now have and always have bad,
at the command of the Nation In aay crfcle,
the very !cat ability to be found within the
Nation and that ability, has been given with
the utmost fre-sdom. given lavishly and gen
erously, although at great pecuniary less to
the man giving It.
Duty IVrtl Done Their Reward.
There Is not In my Cabinet one man to
whom It Is not a financial disadvantage to etay
in the Cabinet. Nor Is there one who doefc
not have to give up something substantial,
sometimes what is a flaanclal hardship to
give up. In order that ho may continue in the
rvlee of the Nation and have only the rw
wcrd for which he looks and for which he
cares the consciousness of having done rv
lce that wan worth rendering. I hope wore
and more throughout this Nation to see the
spirit grow which makes snich service po-lbl-.
I hope to oc the sentiment of the
country as a whole become such that each
man rtiall feel borne in on him. wh-thcr he
is In public or private life. and. mtad you.
wune. of the greatest public services cast l
best rendered by those who are not In puUte
life, that the chance to do good work Is the
greatest chance that can come to aay man or
any woman In our generation or In any other
generation, and to feel that. If such work
can bo well done. It Is In itself the amplest
reward and the amplest prize.
President Roosevelt's roferencos to
both Mr. Hay and Mr. Root were re
ceived with tremendous applause. His
stntcmcnt that tho latter hnd accopted
the office of Secretary of State, a fact
of which many of his admirers wore
not aware, brought the audience to Its
HOOT SOON TO TAKE OFFICE
Will Not Wind Up Private Business
OYSTER BAY, July 7. Official an
nouncement was made here today that
Elihu Root has been appointed Secretary
of State. The announcement was made
on the authority of President Roosevelt
In the following statement given out by
"Elihu Root has accepted the tender by
the President of the office of United
States Secretary of State. He will take
the oath of office In a couple of weeks, but
It will necessarily be some little time be
fore he closes up his business affairs.
He will not go to "Washington permanent
ly until some time in September."
President Roosevelt Is much gratified
at Mr. Root's acceptance and is deeply
sensible of the personal sacrifice made
by Mr. Root in again taking upon him
self the burdens and duties, of a member
of the Cabinet.
The decision of Mr. Root was reached
finally on the President's special train
during the return of the Presidential
party from Cleveland. For personal rea
sons entertained both by the President
and by Mr. Root It was deemed advisable
not to announce the decision publicly un
til the President had returned to Saga
more H11L It was determined, therefore,
that the official statement of the Presi
dent's tender and Mr. Root's decision to
accept luwould be made today.
It la the intention of Mr. vrr. to as
sume the duties of Secretary of State
practically at once, although It will be
perhaps two weeks before he formally
will take the oath of office. His profes
sional Interests arc so large that he will
have to devote considerable time to mak
ing a satisfactory arrangement of them
before he goes to Washington to take per
manent charge of the State Department.
"When ho takes active charge of tho
department, he will give up entirely his
PRESIDENT'S RETURN HOME
Knncko, Japan's Financial Agent,
Pays Him a Visit.
OYSTER BAY. July 7. President
Roosevolt and party returned to Oyster
Bay at 7 o'clock tonight from the trip to
Ocean Grove, N. J. The special train
was delayed a little on the way from
Long Island City, and arrived here 15
minutes late. The President was accom
panied from Long Island City by Mrs.
Roosevelt. Miss Ethel Roosevelt and Mrs.
Richardson, of New York. As he landed
at Long Island City from the tug Lan
caster he was greeted by his friend Jacob
Rlls. whom he had not seen for several
months. Mr. Rlls accompanied him as
far as Jamaica.
The Presidents trip was most enjoy
able. He was joined in Jersey City on
the way to Ocean Grove by Senators
Kean and Dryden. of New Jersey. On
the return trip he delivered a brief speech
at Perth A in boy to a crowd of several
On his arrival here the President was
met at the station by Baron Kaneko, the
financial agent In this country of Japan.
They shook hands cordially, chatted a
few minutes and then the President
dro'e to Sagamoro Hill with Mrs. Roose
volt. Baron Kaneko followed In another
carriage, and Is an overnight guest 0f tn0
President. The significance of his visit
Is not disclosed, but It undoubtedly has
to do with Hie pending negotiations for
peace In the Far East.
SWEDEN GUAHDS AGAINST NOR
WAY on fr6ntier.
Rumored Arrest of Norwegian Offi
cials Who Refused to Forswear
Fealty to Oscar.
STOCKHOLM. July 7. The Associated
Press has high . military authority for
stating that Sweden Is taking precaution
ary measures on the frontier to offset the
reported threatening attitude of Norway.
The Swedish treasury today ' borrowed
?6.0iX to pay extraordinary expendi
tures. It la rumored that two high Norwegian
officers have been arrested at Christiana
because' they refused to forswear alls:
lance to King Oscar. The rumor, how
ever, has not been confirmed.
Prominent merchants confirm a report
that capitalists are withdrawing their
funds from Norwegian banks.
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. S3
deg.; minimum. 50. Precipitation, none.
TODAY'S Fair and continued warm. North
Black Soa fleet ordered to capture or de
stroy the Po"temkln. Pago 1.
Sailors on transport mutiny and are Im
prisoned. Tage 1.
Poterakln escapes from Theodosla and heads
for Caucasus, where revolt grows. Page 1.
Reactionaries plot to dethrone Cxar. Page 1.
The War In the Par East.
Mutinous spirit In Russian army In Man
churia. Page 3"
Japanese peace envoys leave for Washing
ton. Page 3.
Baron Rosan In Washington. Page 3.
Swedish army mobilized to guard frontier.
Wrecked submarine raised, but breaks away
again. Page 1.
President delivers speech In eulogy of Hay
and Root. Page 1.
President speaks to education convention.
Appointments to Roseburg land office de
layed. Page 4.
President Issues order to prevent lobbying
for promotion In Army and Navy. Page 3.
Taft's xnlslon to prevent collapse of Philip
pine government. Page 3.
Scandal regarding cotton statistics un
earthed. Page 4.
Kansas Supreme Court decides against state
oil rt-Anery and natural gas company.
Rich widow racy answer to breach of
promise suit. Page U
Harper's scheme for dividing Rockefeller's
tainted money. Page 1.
Jerome and Lawsan speak at Kansas City.
Eleven loggers drowned in rapids. Page 5.
M. A. A. C boys lead in athletic events.
Seattle makes winning run in ninth inning.
. Page 7.
God herseraolng at Albany. Page 7.
English team wins rifle match. Page 7.
Winged O boys victors In boxing bouts. Pago
Taft spaks on Chinese exclusion. Page 8.
Governors of Washington and Minnesota, at
odds. Page C
Stage held up in Idaho. Page C.
Oregon City a closed town. Page 0.
Commercial and Marine.
Oregon hay crop now being harvested larger
and better than usual. Page 15.
Improved tone In poultry market. Page IS.
Wholesalers unable to secure sufficient sup
plies of fruit. Page 13.
Crop damage reports strengthen Chicago
wheat market. Page 15. .
Manipulation In Reading and Union Pacific
stocks. Page 15.
San Francisco Dairy Exchange may be aban
doned. Page 13.
Mid-Summer conditions prevail In commer
cial lines. Page 15.
H. C Campbell to be succeeded by Marcus
Talbot. Page 11. .
Steamships Comerlc. and Tottenham char
tered to loadhere. Page 11.
Arthur Fltger. first of 1305 fleet, arrives In
Columbia. Page 11.
Lewis and Clark Exposition.
Concessionaires declare Trull must be open
Sunday or they will quit the Fair. Page
Portland and Vicinity.
Jury secured in trial of land-fraud cases.
Lane's cabinet holds session. Page 10.
Librarians elect officers. Page' 14.
Thirteen divorces granted la one day. Page
TIE 01 DESTROY
Orders Given Black Sea Fleet,
Which Still Seeks the
ANOTHER SHIP MUTINIES
Sailors of Transport Prout Impris
oned News of Mutiny Aggra
vates Revolt in Caucasus.
Plot to Dethrone Czar.
ODESSA, July 8. Vlce-Admlral Choaknin
has telegraphed tho Governor-General of
Odessa that the Black Sea. fleet has been
ordered to capture or destroy .the Knlax
SEVASTOPOL, July 8. A naval magistrate
is 'investigating a mutiny oa the transport
Front. One hundred and. fifty sailors of
the Prout have been Imprisoned In the fort
ress hero and the others axe still on board.
ST. PETERSBURG July S. (2:30 A.
M.) According to tho latest reports,
the Knlaz Potemkin has escaped her
pursuers and Is still at largo In the
Black Sea with the torpedo-boat Smel
ltelvy and the Black Sea fleet not on
ier trail. There Is little doubt that she
Is heading; for PotI or Batoum, but no
dispatches from either place have been
received up to 2 o'clock this morning-.
Advices received by the Associated
Press Indicate that tho tension is In
creasing; In the Caucasus, where the
turbulent elements are. excited over re
ports regarding- the condition ot the
fleet, increasing the fear that the ar
rival of the Knlaz Poterakln at a
Caucasian part will have the effect of
pouring- oil on tho smouldering- flames.
A bomb was thrown at Tiflis today.
OFFICIAL STORY OF LODZ RIOT
Over 300 Rioters Are Killed and
"Wounded in Street Fights.
ST. PETERSBURG. July 7. The Of
ficial Messenger this morning- prints a
detailed account of tho disturbances
at LoJs and declares that they were
unjustified by local economic condi
tions and were fomented by revolu
tionary socialists and Jewish agitators.
The account says that tho disturbances
culminated June 23 in an open conflict
between tho troops and the rioters.
One hundred and sixty of the rioters
were killed and 152 wounded, one of
ficer and three soldiers being- wounded
and two police agens were killed and
many wounded, while SO.OOO worth of
property was destroyed. According- to
tho account, many Jews left town
within two days.
IN DREAD OF BOMBARDMENT
Another Black Sea Port Expects
Visit From Potemkin.
NOVOROSSIYSK. July S. (3pccial.)
The Black Sea squadron arrived here late
PLOT TO DETHRONE CZAR,
LONDON. July S- (Special.) Th
Chronicle's correspondent at Vienna
wired last night that he had excellent
Information that the reactionary party
In St, Petersburg Is at the present
moment conspiring to dethrone the
Czar. The reactionists demand a
stronger ruler, one who will be able
to restrain the reform party.
They desire to take the crown from
the present Czar and bestow it upon
the Grind Duke Mlchaelovitch. or the
Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovltch.
last night. No mention 1 made of the
fleet's having found the rebel ship Po
temkin, The citizens aro In constant dread
lest the Potemkin arrive at ihis port and
bombard the forts and city. The author
ities last night posted up notices 'warning
the Inhabitants to keep oft the streets on
the appearance of the rebel vessel.
The report Is general, however, that
the Potemkin will not attempt to enter
here, but has doubled on the Black Sea
fleet and Is now on her way back to
Odessa. Other information is that she has
CZAR APPEALS FOR LOYALTY
Answer to Delegation Which Asks for
ST. PETERSBURG. July g. An official
report is published this mornlns of the
reception by the Emperor on July 4 of
a delegation from various provinces, the
members of which assured him of the
loyalty of the Russian people and asked
for the continuation of the war and or
ganization on an .historical basis of an
elected assembly to participate In legis
lation. The Emperor, in the course of his reply,
thanked the members of the delegation
for the sentiments expressed and said he
was glad to sec their recognition of the
fact that the state could not be strong
or solid unless It religiously preserved the
old traditions, adding:
"Perhaps God Is punishing us for hav
ing sinned in this direction."
In conclusion, the Emperor appealed for
their aid In re-cstabllahing the peace and
tranquility ot the empire.
TURKEY TO HEAD OFF REBELS
Ready to Give Potemkin Anything
to Stay Away.
LONDON, July 7. The Constantinople
correspondent of the Dally Mail says that
the chief of the navy has gone to HeraJ
clea with orders to prevent at all costs
the Knlaz Potemkin from approaching
the entrance to the Bosphorus. He is in
structed to supply the battleship with
coal and even with money. If needed.
AGAIN REACHES KTJSTENJI.
Hebel Battleship and Consorts Re
- turn to Roumanian Port.
LONDON. July S.A dispatch to a local
news agency from KustenjI. dated Sat
urday, .says that the insurgent Russian
battleship Knlaz Potemkin reappeared
there today with torpedo-boats and the
dispatch-boat Psezouape. The Knlaz Po
temkin. with her consorts .entered the
outer harbor and anchored near the Rou
manian cruiser Ellsabeta.
The authorities ot the town are anxious
ly watching- to guard against any sur
prise .movement, and much excitement
prevails throughout the town,
CONDITION BAD ON POTEMKIN
Governor Repeats Lurid Story of De
ST. PETERSBURG, July 7. Official re
ports received at the Ministry of the In
terior from" the ; Governor of Simferopol,
who Is in command at Theodosla, Crimea,
furnish some Interesting particulars of
recent events there. According to these
reports, the Knlaz Potemkin did not suc
ceed In procuring coal at Theodosla. and
she left that port short ot coal and wa
ter, but she had on board salt meat and
flour sufficient for three weeks. The
Governor says he supplied the mutineers
with provisions because tho populace
pleaded that only In that way could he
save the city from destruction. The Gov
ernor says that, when tho torpedo-boat
In the hands of the mutineers and a cut
ter tried to come In shore yesterday
morning for a parley, the troops fired on
them, 30 sailors beinsr killed or wounded.
On the return of the boats to the battle
ship the latter. Instead of exacting ven
geance by shelling the city, weighed an
chor and steamed away.
-The Governor expressed the opinion that
the career of the Knlaz Potemkin will
soon be ended. He says that a sailor
who Jumped overboard and swam ashore
reports that a condition bordering
on anarchy exists on board the
battleship. There is much drunkenness,
the men reellnc about the decks, and
there are many wounded men. Typhus
has broken out on board.
Over half of the crew, together with
eight petty officers, are In favor of sur
rendering and throwing themselves on the
mercy of the authorities, but they are
powerless against the mutineers, who
have all the arms. The ringleaders con
sist of 65 sailors and two civilians who
came aboard at Odessa. Tho chief boat
swain occupies the Admiral's cabin, and
Is virtually In command of tho ship, with
"Ensign and Quartermaster" Alcxieff, the
only man on board who Is capable of nav
igating the vessel. Alcxieff.- according
to tho sailor's story, is under duress.
It should be noted that the Governor's
story conflicts entirely with the report
of the Associated Press correspondent who
visited the Knlaz Potemkin and said ev
erything on board was In ship shape.
"WHEREABOUTS IS A MYSTERY
Russian Admiralty Ignorant of Po
sition of Rebel Ship.
ST. PETERSBURG, July 7 (13:40 P. M.)
The Knlaz Potemkin escaped from
Theodosla before the Black Sea fleet ar
rived thoro from Sevastopol, and as the
neet aia not put Into Theodoaia. It Is pre
sumed the warships are In pursuit of tho
The advices received by the Admiralty.
however, are meager and most conflict
ing. It la considered possible that "En
sign and Quartermaster AlexlefT," who
commands the Knlaz Potemkin, was ad
vised of the fleet's coming, and left Theo
dosla, At any rate. It Is cloar that she
coaled from a British ship, which she
subsequently released and then sailed
The reports as to the direction taken
by the Knlaz Potemkin do not agree.
Admiral WIrenius. chief of the General
Staff of the navy, Informed the Asso
ciated Press that one report said she had
sailed westward in the direction of
Livadla, raising tno suspicion that it waa
the intention of her crew to bombard
the Emperor's Summer palace. Another
rumor said that when tho Knlaz Potem
kin waa last seen she was headed south
east, as If bound for the Caucasus lit
toral. Subsequently this was supplement
ed by a report from Sevastopol that1 tho
Knlaz Potemkin had put Into Tuapse,
half waj to Potl, and had been captured
in some mysterious fashion by soldiers.
The torpedo-boat destroyer Smelltelny,
manned by a crow of officers and blue
jacketa, who volunteered to sink the
muuneer, reached Theodosla several hours
after the Knlaz Potemkin had departed,
and after hurriedly coaling the Smelltelny
departcd, presumably in pursuit of the
TRYING TO CALM PEOPLE.
Czar Circulates Zemstvo Address
and Ignatleff Makes Speeches.
ST. PETERSBURG, July 7. The gov
ernment Is seriously trying to calm the
country by distributing everywhere copies
of Prince Troubetzkey's Zemstvo address,
with the Emperor's response. A million
copies have been printed a6d systema
tically spread by the Provincial Governors
In the cities and country. Besides this,
the Emperor has personally commanded
Count Ignatleff, who Is the head of the
religious toleration commission, to tour
the country, address the people and paci
fy them in his name. .
The Count made a speech In Elizabeth
today to a large assemblage consisting
of provincial functionaries. Zemstvolsts,
land-owners and merchants. He urged
he people to have confidence In the com
ing reforms, to co-operate with the au
thorities and not make the task of His
ilajesty more difficult,.
MAY RETURN TO OLD CAPITAL
Rumored Czar Will Change His
Abode to Moscow.
ST. PETERSBURG, July '7. Emperor
Nicholas is going to Moscow. In this
connection the LIstok presents a rumor
that his majesty had decided to transfer
the capital baqk to Moscow. Such a
transfer has been seriously agitated time
after time on the ground that the true
heart of Russia beats under the shadow
of the Holy Kremlin, and not at the
showy capital on the banks of the Neva,
The last general agitation for the trans
fer was after the assassination of Alex
ander II. ,
Took ConI From British Collier.
THEOD09IA. Crimea, July 7. The re
ports from Odessa to the London news
papers regarding the bombardment of
Theodosla are untrue. Order Is fully main
tained In the town by the troops. Before
leaving Theodosla the Knlaz Potemkin
sighted a British collier, which ahe fol
lowed seaward, and from which she took
a Quantity of'coaL
Induces Bockefeller to Give
Millions to Other Colleges
MILLIONS FOR EDUCATION
President of Chicago University
Seeks to Kin Prejudice by Di
verting Stream of Money to '
Yale and Others.
CHICAGO. July 7. (Special.) Behind
John D. Rockefeller's donations of mil
lions of dollars to Tale and the Educa
tional Association, the influence of Pres
ident William B. Harper, of the Univer
sity of Chicago, is seen by many Chicago
ans. Professors and close friends of the?
Midway school are chuckling over what
they call Dr. Harper's latest coup. They
maintain that the acceptance of these mil
lions has helped the University of Chi
cago over the most threatening barrier,
which it has met.
The cry of "tainted money" has hurt
the University of Chicago. Its Influence
has been felt for the last four years. Dr.
Harper soon analyzed the case. For two
years the University ot Chicago has not
received a big gift from Mr. Rockefeller.
"With the expenditure of $3,000,000 for lands
purchased south of tho Midway three
years ago the donations from Mr. Rock
efeller suddenly stopped and the new
School of Engineering and other promised
Improvements have been held up.
Following gifts to other Institutions
came the greatest step. A gift of $10,000,
000 was made by tho great financier "for
the cause of higher education." but
largely for tho public schools. During all
these maneuvers Dr. Harper has, been
with Mr. Rockefeller in New York.
It is admitted' with considerable satis
faction at the University of Chicago that
the whole plan was mnde by the Midway
president. Now the professors say that,
with Yale and Chicago standing together
and with Harvard "numbed" by the ac
ceptance of the generous gifts from J. P.
Morgan, the. cry against tainted money
must soon cease, or at least lose its bad
ALI BENEATH THE SEft
CREW OF FRENCH SUBMARINE
Fresh Accident Happens While She
Is Being Towed Ashore Stren
uous Effort at Salrage.
PARIS. July 7. Tho Ministry of Marino
issued a communication this evening- say
ing that the combined efforts of French
and German salvage tug3 succeeded this
afternoon in bringing to the surface tho
submarine boat Farfadet. which sank
Thursday morning at tho entrance to tho
port of SIdi Abdallah. Tunis.
Water, provisions and fresh air werci
supplied to the members of the encased
crew, who are still alive.
The submarine was being slowly towed
Into shallow water when some of the ca
bles snapped, the boat remaining suspend
ed in a perpendicular position, held by a
cable from a French tug. Efforts are be
ing made to fix grappling irons. An Ital
ian tug has arrived to aid in the rescue.
M. Thomsen. the Minister of Marine, left
Paris today for Bizerta, Tunis, to investi
gate the cause of the sinking of tho sub
marine. WILL STAY AT THE HELM
Cleveland Denies Ho Will Leava
Equitable Plea of Agents.
NEW YORK, July 7. In relation to a.
report that Grover Cleveland was con
sidering retiring from the trusteeship of
tho Equitable Life Assurance Society, Mr.
Cleveland authorizes the following state
ment: "Nothing has occurred thu3 far to dis
satisfy me in the least, and the Idea of re
tiring from the trusteeship has never en
tered my mind,"
The local agents of the Equitable As
surance Society have formulated a petition
to Superintendent Hendricks asking "him
to Issue a statement expressing his con
viction ot the absolute solvency of the
socletv. The petition, which was drawn
by a committee of three, has been for
warded to the Superintendent with the
request that he give the matter his early
Germany Wants Information.
BERLIN, July 7. The imperial su
pervisory office of private insurance
companies has demanded of the Equit
able Assurance Society and the Mutual
Life Insurance Company, of New York,
that they declare by August 1 In what
manner they propose separating- their
premium reserves on German policies
from the general reserves, and how
they intend to Invest them. Tho
amounts affected are $7,500,000 in the
case of the Equitable and $5,253,000 in
the case of the Mutual. The steps
taken havo no connection seemingly
with the present Equitable develop
ments, but are taken with the view to
currying- out the provisions of the Ger
man insurance law of 1901.
Sevastopol In Strait Waistcoat.
SEVASTOPOL. July 7. The chief of po
lice has forbidden meetings in the dis
trict, and has notified the people not to
congregate, as1 the troops will fire with
out warning, should it be necessary-