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YOL. XLV. NO. 13,920.
PORTLAND, OREGON, THURSDAY, JULY 20, 1905.
PRICE FIVE' CENTS.
. BY ONE JUROR
3. 0. Cook Stubborn
THE JURY STANDS II TO I
Will Be Discharged Today if
Agreement Is Not Reached.
NEW INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN
Judge Dc Haven Gives a Charge In
dicating Right of Minority to
Submit to Will of
Neither 31 hours and more of argument,
the opinion of those learned In the law,
nor his own convictions, have served to
convince J. O. Cook, of Eugene, a former
clerk for the ooth-Kelly Lumber Com
pany, that the defendants "Williamson.
Gesner and Biggs are guilty of having con
spired to suborn men to commit perjury.
Judge De Haven, after waiting until after
8 o'clock last night, retired to his home,
leaving word with the Marshal that he
would not return again unless the Jury
should return a verdict, and then only
providing the action should be taken prior
J. O. Cook, the man from Eugene, Is
hanging the Jury and caffnot be changed
from his position, so the rumors that
float around the Federal building whisper.
From the first he has opposed the wishes
of the other 11 men. and all their massed
persuasiveness cannot turn him from his
Mr. Cook has been a fractious Juror
from the first, so it Is understood, and has
not been easy under the yoke of the rules
laid down. Even at the beginning of the
trial he was disinclined to heed the ad
monition of the court that he should
neither read the comments concerning the
case as published in the papers-nor discuss
the case as he pleased. It is understood
that he did not care to follow the in
structions, and en tended that he would
read what he pleased and discuss the
case when he wished.
During the trial the Juror from Lane
County seemed the most attentive of all,
and found amusing passages in the evi
dence where others could see nothing to
provoke a smile. It was Cook again who
construed the Duncan and Starr testimony
In a different way than the remainder of
the Jury and asked for the rehearing of
the evidence on Tuesday night- Tester
day morning he began carjy to argue his
views, and can see no other light upon
the pvldence than that cast by his own
Jury Asks for Information.
Yesterday morning shortly after 10
o'clock the Jury asken for additional in
formation and was brought Into court. J.
A. Hlnklc, the foreman of the Jury, asked
the court as to its future course, and re
quested an outline of the duties of a mi
nority, stating that he men had taken a
great number of ballots, but had nb been
able to arrive at a verdict. Judge De Ha
ven read, as his answer to the question,
a decision rendered by the Supreme Court
of the United States in the case of the
United States against Allen, found in 150
United States Reports. In this the Su
preme Court quoted and approved of the
Instructions given by the trial Judge in
the case under, appeal. In the instructions
It was held that in hardly any case was
It possible to find absolute certainty of
proof, and that, though the- verdict of
the Jury must be the expression of the in
dividual opinions of each member, yet In
the case where the numbers were very
unevenly divided the few should take into
consideration the fact that a greater num
ber of men. equally Intelligent with them
selves, had formed a different opinion.
The mind of one or two men ought to lis
ten to the opinions and conscientious
arguments of a much larger number who
had formed their convictions from the
same story as told to all.
Mr. Cook, after hearing the decision
read by the court, asked if it would bo
lawful to have a part of the charge read
again, and. upon being told that such
would be in order, asked concerning the
definition of perjury as explained by the
court. This was read again, and M. V.
Thomas, another Juror, wanted to know
the nature and definition of a contract as
defined by Judge De Haven, and that sec
tion of the charge was read to him. The
Jury was then returned to the room,
where they spent the Test of the day.
After dinner Judge De Haven returned
to his chambers, remaining there until
after S o'clock, when he returned to his
home. leaving word not to be called in
any event unless a verdict was reached,
and then not later than 10:30.
May Be Discharged Today.
It Is the supposition that the jury will
be discharged today if it Is not able to
reach a verdict by evening,. In the event
of final disagreement, it Is the announced
intention of District Attorney Heney to
call the second trial as soon as he has
nnUtied with the Jones case, now set tor
hearing on Friday.
It is understood that the Government
has come into possession of new evidence
since the close of the trial tliat would
strengthen Its case In the event of "a sec
HUSTON AND HENEY CLASH
Attorney for Jones Wants -to Argue
S. B, Him ton. representing W. N. Jones,
Tb&Mevs Patter et aL in the Slletz lead
fraud case which has been set for trial
on Friday morning by Judge De Haven
bad a little war of words with District
Attorney Heney yesterday morning when
the court had been convened. Mr. Heney
had directed the defendants to appears
in court and plead, and Mr. Huston
stated that the Government had evident
ly overlooked the fact that there was
yet a pica in abatement pending In the
case, to which the district attorney bad
promised to anrwer but hod failed. - Mr.
Heney stated that after making the
promise he had found from examination
of the court records that the defendants
had stipulated at the time of the argu
ment of the Mitchell plea in abatement
before Judge Bellinger that their plea
should rest under the decision made by
the court at that time. Accordingly the
decision of Judge Bellinger had settled
the plea and no answer was necessary
Mr. Huston contended that be had known
nothing of such stipulation and Judge De
Haven allowed the defendant an excep
tion to the ruling of the. court in not re
quiring Mr. Heney to make answer.
Mr. Huston announced thatd. L. Pipes,
of this city, would be associated with him
in the trial of the Jones case.
At the afternoon session of the Federal
Court Albert Abrahams appeared In be
half of Stephen W. Turnell. indicted with
Frank E. Allejand others for con
spiracy to- defraud the Government, and
asked that he be allowed to argue a
plea In abatement at that time. Mr.
Abrahams argued that h?s client had been
taken before the grand Jury as a witness
without having been apprised' as to his
rights and bad afterward been Indicted,
upon. It was presumed, his own testimony.
Mr. Heney argued that he had warned
the witness before admitting him into
the Jury room of his rights and that the
witness had asked to "be allowed to show
his Innocence of connection with any
crime. At the examination, it was further
contended by Mr. Heney, the witness had
told a straight story and had not been
connected with the Indictment until after
ward when an affidavit made by Turnell
before Special Agent A. R. Greene had
connected with the trouble and
caused his indictment.
Judge De Haven would not allow he
plea and took the demurrer under ad
visement. Land Dispute Settled.
Judge Gilbert sitting In United States
Circuit Court yesterday afternoon hand
ed down a decision In the case of Hanna
Sternfels et al. vs. T. J. Watson et aL
in which he held for the plaintiffs In
recognizing their ownership In a 79-acre
tract of land in the city limits of Hood
River and ended a dispute that has been
In the court since 189L
In 1891 Sternfels, Watfon and Rate,
formed a syndicate for the purchase of
79 acres of land in Hood River paying
for the property the sum of $7500. In this
syndicate Sternfels held a 4-15 interest.
Rate 2-15 and Watson S-15. The property
was deeded to T. J. Watson trustee, and
a year after the purchase the trustee bor
rowed J1000 on the land glvlngshls note
cind mortgage for the amount. , This
mortgage was foreclosed and the prop
erty bid Jn by the holder of It and was
subsequently transferred through several
hands. Sternfels and Rate began suit
to recover their Interest In the land, con--Itndlng
that they had not been consulted
about the loan and raising the, point in
lawtht the word trustee In the deeds
and) mortgage should have put the pur
chasers on guard and caused thera to
Judge Gilbert lh his opinion nilea that
the contention of the plaintiffs was cor
rect and ordered that an equity of the
lands revert to the plaintiffs, Sternfels
BODY WILL LIE IN STATE
Arrangements for Reception of Com
mander Blackmar In Chicago.
CHICAGO. -July 19. The body of Gen
eral W. W. Blackmar. of Boston, late
commander-in-chief of the Grand Army
of the Republic which will arri-e in Chi
cago tomorrow morning at 7:30 o'clock,
will be met by a delegation of Grand
Army men led by General John C Smith,
commander of the Department of Illinois,
and escorted to Memorial Hall in the
Public Library, where It will He In state
for two hours.
Commander Billings and Rev. Edward
A. Herton, chaplain of the Grand Army
Post In Boston to which General Black
mar belonged, will take the body to Bos
ton for burial, leaving for the East on
the Michigan Central Railroad at 3
o'clock tomorrow afternoon.
ARRANGEMENTS FOR FUNERAL
After Lying In State Body AVIII Be
BOSTON. July 19. The arrangements
for the funeral of the late Commander-in-Chief
W. W. Blackmar. of the G. A.
were completed today with the exception
of selecting the honorary pallbearers.
The body of the commandeKwlll arrive
from the West Friday night. Saturday
morning It will be carried to the Hall of
Flags In the State House, where It will
He In state from 9 A. M. to 2 P. M. The
funeral will be held Sunday at 2 P. M. at
the Unitarian Church. The body will be
escorted from the State House to the
church by the various G. A. R. bodies,
the Loyal Legion, Medal of Honor Men.
Sons of Veterans and Legion of Spanish
War Veterans. Interment will be at
Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Tribute to Commander Blackmar.
WASHINGTON. July 13. Captain R.
King today issued his first general order,
assuming command of the Grand Army of
the Republic. The order pays a tribute
to the recently deceased commander-in-chief
of the organization, Walmon Black
mar, and directs that the colors be
draped for ten days at every headquarters
and every post of tho G. A. R. A com
mittee Is appointed to draft a suitable
resolution for the action of the organiza
tion at the next annual encampment in
Denver. The committee consists of the
adjutant-general, the Inspector-general,
the Judge advocate-general and E. B.
StIUlngs. of Boston.
The order announces that because of his
urgent request. Comrade Schomaker Is
relieved as chief of staff and Comrade
McCurdy, past commander of the Depart
ment of Minnesota, is appointed to that
office. Announcement is made that the
adjutant-general is to continue In his du
ties until his successor Is cbossn at the
annual encampment. All other officers of
the staff are requested to remain on duty
in accordance with their appointments.
Peary Calls at Bar Harbor.
BAR HARBOR. Me.. July 19. The Arctic
steamer Roosevelt, bound from New York
for Northern waters via North Sydney,
V. B., called here tonight aad. after Com
mander Peary had bidden farewell to
Morris K. Jessup. of New York, whose
contributions to the Arctic Club have as
sisted the explorer to build and equip the
vessel, she continued her voyage. Cote
wander and Mrs. Peary arrived here tale
afternoon fresa Portland, Me. It is ex
peeled that the rfteeeevelt-wili leave North"
Syy ea Satwdey after .poalteg.
ilEALTY ILL PAY
But Assessment on Improve
ments Will Be Lighter,
Says B. D. Sigler.
CONDEMNS CHEAP SHACKS
Taxes on Many" Properties Known as
Eyesores Will Be Raised and
That on Expensive Prop
Taxes on real estate in the business part
of Portland will be heavier In next year's
collection and on Improvements will be
lighter, according to the assessment
which B. D. Sigler, County Assessor. Is
preparing. The total new assessment will
be three times as large as that of last
year and the tax valuations on all kinds
of property will be raised, but the kind
that will feel the heaviest increase. Is
business reality, in which there has been
much speculation in the last two years
and the values of which have grown to
One of the important effects of the new
assessment will be higher taxes on ground
which holds cheap buildings and a conse
quent spur to owners of such property
to make improvement. Big rents are
drawn from shacks which stand on the
most valuable ground in the city and
which have a value of between $2000 and
(5000, beside buildings which cost hundreds
of thousands of dollars each. These
shacks have been relatively more profita
ble than handsome, costly buildings. The
new assessment, by Increasing the tax
share of such cheap properties and les
sening that of expensive properties will
tend to dlscourago maintenance of eye
cores In the heart of the city and to en
courage erection of sightly structures; at
least, such Is the hope of Assessor Sigler.
The new assessment will not be finished
short of two months yet. Mr. Sigler and
his corps of deputies are busy on the
roll, aided by outside persons, expert in
estimating land and building values. Right
now, Mr. Slgle'r is assessing business
realty. When asked yesterday for sample
valuations on that kind of property be
responded that he could giveonly tentative
figures, which, however, would be an ap
proximation of assessed valuations and
which would serve as a fair assessment
index for the heart of the city.
Both land and Improvements will be
assessed close up to cash values. Indeed as
close as 90 per cent. But Inasmuch as
Improvements in narly every case cost
more than they -nould sell for on the
market, their valuations wlll bVconsld
erably short of the money outlay they
represent, as a rule not reaching more
than two-thirds of the .sums expended m
Samples of Valuations.
The following are samples of the tenta
tive valuations which Mr. Sigler has
made, as compared with the valuations in
last year's assessment:
JDekum building. 2 lots
Improvements 75.000 (170.000
Realty 65,000 105.000
Maxquam Bldg.r 8 lota
Improvements 101.750 "62.000
iteslty 1(0.000 55.000
Oregonlan Bids.. 2 leu
Improvements 110.000 290,000
Realty 45.000 150.000
ilohawlc building 3 lets.
Falling estate. Third
Improvement! 0.000 130.000
IteaJtr tCSOO 140.000
falling building. 2 lets.
Tamnj: estate. Third
Improvements ........ 50.000 87.500
Realty 05.000 150.000
Worcester building. 4 Iota
Corbett estate. Third,
between Oak and Pine
Improvements 115.000 1M.0O0
Realty 53.000 160.000
"Washington building. 1
lot. Charls Sweeny. -4
th sad Washington
Improvements ........ 18.000 32.000
Realty 40.000 05.000
South, side Stark, be
tween Jd and 4 th. 2
lota. Rufus Alallorr
Improvement 7.000 10.000
Realty 50.000 140.000
Southwest cor. 4th and
Morrison. 2 lots. Mrs.
E. M. Smith
Improvements ........ 1C.500 32.000
Realty 54.000 100.000
Southwest cor. 3d and
OaV. one lot. Portland
Improvements ........ 1X500 21,500
Realty 20.000 50.000
Southwest cor. 4th and
estate, one lot
Improvements ........ 21.500 35,000
Realty 42.000 03.000
Concord building. 2d and
Stark, one lot. W. S.
Improvement ........ 2R.O00 S2.000
Realty 13.500 30.000
Mulker bulldlnc. 2d asd
Morrison. two lots.
Improvements 1X500 25.000
Realty 27.500 47.000
Northwest cor. 1st and
Morrison. 1 lot. H. Ter
wllllger and Teril
llger Land Company
Improvements R.B50 IS. 000
Realty 17.000 30,000
St. Charles Hotel. 14
Realty 10.500 35,000
Northwest corner 1st and
. Alder. 1 lot. Oregon
Water Tower & Railway-Improvements
Realty 7.500 25.000
Northeast cor. Irt and
Morrlf on. 1 H let.
Mrs. K. f. Smith
Improvements " 1.500 4.000
Realty 1S.250 40.000
First, bet. Alder and
Morrison; 1 int. Ladles
Improvements .nno 17.SOS
Realty 8.000 20.004
Brdn balldlnc. 3d and
Washington. 1 lot. K.
Improvement 6.000 12,000
Realre 35.0O0 00.000
5rKr building. 3d and
Ftark. one lot
Improvement ........ 27.000 4R.O00
Realty 30,000 70.000
JCfrtbajt corner 3d and
tfon-ioa, three lot.
Improvements l.OO0 27.w
Realty S7.SO0 1 CO. 000
North side Pine, be
tween 1st an4 2d. 2V
lots. Jacob Xiaa
Improvements 20.7SO 4&.AAA
Realty IftOO 45.000
Southwet corner 6th ad
rufc. 5 lot. Wells
Txit Improvements 2.VK -4Jft9
R-lt- 1&.M M.90
South eact center Cth ird i
Wsrhlncto. oce lot.
Ittse Bra. .
TwraveeMs L 2.eM
sefc -.... ... . , . 35,966 - m &.Sa
Southeast corner 6th and
Alder. Meier & Frank
Improvements ........ 1.000 4.200
Unimproved Property to Pay.
The new tax plan will Increase heavily
the taxes of unimproved property "that
lies in the business district of the city and
that has been growing In value In the last
year or two. The taxes of some such
pieces of property will be doubled. The
quarter block of A. B. Stelnbach. at the
southeast corner of Seventh and Stark
streets will have to pay twice as much
taxes under the new system as it paid
this year; likewise the corner owned by
Meier & Frank Co., at the southeast
comer of Sixth and Alder, one and one
half lots; so also the Quarter block at the
southwest corner of Oak and Sixth,
owned by Wells. Fargo & Co. The last
tax levy In Portland was mills; next
yesr, with the city assessment trebled.
the levy is expected to go down to 15
mills or less. In fact. Mr. Sigler avers
that 13 mills will raise sufficient revenue
for all departments of government.
The most striking increase Li that at
Sixth and Oak streets, southwest corner,
two lots, from J16.CW0 to JSO.C00. That
property was recently bought by Wclls
Fargo for J1&1K0. and the new owners are
preparing to build on the property. Mr.
Sigler proposed asscsment Is close up to
the market value of the ground. Another
noteworthy Increase is th?t of two lots
on the south side of Stark, between
Third and Fourth, bought a little while
ago by Rufus Mallory from John Klcrnan,
for 10,00. Last jrrs assessed valua
tion was 530.CO?. which Mr. Sigler pro
poses to Increase to JH0.CCO. The Wash
ington building offers another conspicuous
example of increased values. Mr. Sigler
will assess the ground of the structure at
JkCCOO. Last year Its assessed value was
JH1.0M. The whole property was bought a
short time ago by Charles Sweeney for
Franchises to Be Assessed.
Mr. Sigler will introduce the innovation
this year of assessing public franchises
and says that If the corporations hold
ing the franchises are to defeat payment
of the tax they must do so through the
courts. The corporations whose fran
chises arc to be assessed are the street
car companies, the electric light company,
the gas company and the telephone com
panies. ESCAPES DEATH VALLEY
Only Survivor or Three Prospectors
Is Half Crazy.
GOLDFIELD. Xcv.. July U.-John Mul
Hn. E. M. Titus and Earl Weller, of Tel
lurlde. Colo., left Rhyollte on June 30 on
a prospecting trip to Death Valley. To
day Mullln was brought to Rhyollte half
crazed from the terrible suffering he had
He told how Titus "and Weller wan
dered over the desert and In 15 days
failed to return. It is believed that they
perished. Two horses and 13 burros be
longing to the party also met their death
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
. rhe Weather.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 89
dec: minimum. COT Precipitation, none.
TODAY'S Fair and cooler. Westerly winds.
War la.t&e Far Et.
Japan doubts Czar's sincerity In peace
movement. Pace 3.
Wltte starts tor conference. Page' 3.
Komura arrives la Straits of Fuca. Page 1
Attempt to assassinate Procurator Pooled o-
notte.T. Page 1.
Vlee-Governor of Finland wounded by
bOxnb. Page 1.
Zemstvo Congress opens and is Invaded by
police. Page 1.
Governor of Moscow removed for not being
strict. Paze L
Rumored military plot against Cxar. Page 1.
Norway object to delay in settlement with
Sweden. Page -L
British Commons pass alien bllL Page 4.
Chinese merchants begin boycott of Amer
ican goods. Page 2.
Washington leaves Government free hasd
la Yakima Irrigation. Page 3.
Root takes office a Secretary of State.
Justice Brewer speak on grafting. Page 5.
Judge Hooker's fate to be decided today.
Morton discharge high Equitable otflclaL
New loan scandal In Equitable aCalra.
Richest men In country Involved In black
mailing scandal. Page 4.
Great Increase in number of deaths from
heat; cooler weather comes. Page 1.
Negro lynched In Texas. Page 5.
Pacific Coast League scores; Portland 8. Ta
com. 3; Oaklaad 3. San Francisco 1;
Seattle 3. Los Angeles L Page 7.
Tiverton beats Sweet Marie In match race.
Buddy Ryan wins welter-weight champion
ship at San Francisco. Page 7.
Americans again defeat Australians at ten
nis. Page 7.
Two tennis tournaments at Multacmah Club.
Chicago lad wins swimming race. Page 7.
Morses arrive for Irvlngton races. Page 7.
Xaxamas take preliminary climbs before ad
vancing on main peak of Mount Rainier.
Mill strike at Aberdeen. Wash la growing.
Prospect bright for a big pack of salmon.
David Campbell. Oregon pioneer, stung to
death by bees at HUUboTo. Page 8.
C T. Crow, alien minister, placed In Jail
at HiUsboro. Page 6.
CetBBaercial asd Maris e.
Opening prices on new crop wheat. Page 15.
Nearly 40 cars of watermelon received.
European hop crop damaged. Page 15.
Chicago wheat market closes firm and
higher. Page 15.
More activity In stock speculation. Page 15.
California wool market dulL Page 13.
No relief for congestion 1b passenger trafSe.
Snohomish County makes flae showing at
Exposition. Page 11.
Coos Bay bulldlag Is dedlcated.Page 1L
State troops are camped at Exposltloa. Page
Californiass solicit exhibit for Midwinter
Exposition. Pace 1L
Pertlaad aad Tldaky.
Oae Juror preveats verdict la Williamson-Blggs-Gesarr
case. Page 1.
Taxes will be raised on aaiisprored prop
erty asd lesseeed oa Improved property.
Bishop Coaajator Lloyd withdraws letter of
acceptaace. Page 18. .
Ticket scalpers are arreetfd aad aao
raMed. Page If.
xVoirm 1 toed Hs Police Court. Page 9.
CaarHle aad Oerrsetlea Cefereaee 4t
- ceases hsMratgraMew areblem. Page K.
OMSdl yosif) sale Tsexter-
ssasair. Pag MX t
Majsjsilsis eeUjleacTSM tedar.PTyf
ATTEMPT TO KILL
Assassin Is Thwarted in At
tack on Procurator
REVOLVER READY TO SHOOT
Bomb Thrown at Vice-Governor or
Finland, Wounding Him So
verely Military Plot
ST. PETERSBURG. July 13. A circum
stantial report of an attempt on the life
of Constantlne Petrovltch Pobiedonostseff.
Chief Procurator of the Holy Synod. Is
current in St. Petersburg tonight, but
the Associated Press la unable to obtain
confirmation of It. Tho authorities, and
even the police at the Tsarskoe-Sclo rail
way station, where the attempt Is re
ported to have been made, disclaim all
knowledge of any happening.
According to the report, as M. Pobiedo
nostseff stepped to the platform from one
of the coaches of the train from Tsarskoe
Selo. where he is resting during the Sum
mer, a man about 2S years of age rushed
-up with a revolver In his hand, but he
was seized by a quick-witted passenger
before he could shoot ani was turned
over to the police.
BOJIB WOUNDS VICE-GOVERNOR
Finnish Assassin Hits Mark on Eve
of llohcnthal's Sentence.
HELSINGFORS. July 19. Late this
evening, two hours before Karl Leonard
had been sentenced to imprisonment for
llfo at hard labor for the assassination of
Procurator-General Sollson Solnenen on
February 6 last, an attempt was made
to assassinate Vice-Governor Deutroch as
he was leaving the Senate'.
The "Vice-Governor had walked across
the square, when suddenly, is he neared
the police roaster's office, a man on the
curb threw a bomb from a distance of
M pace The bomb fell short, but the
Vice-Governor was blown off his feet
by the terrific force of the explosion,
which shattered the t window in the
nHghborhcvd for 'a distatfee of hundreds
of yards. v
VIce-Governor Deutroch was hastily
assisted to the police station. He was
burned and otherwise injured about the
leg and bled profusely, but his wounds
are declared not to be fatal.
The bomb-thrower was pursued by naval
cadets, but escaped.
POLICE " INTERRUPT MEETING
Zcmstvolst Congress Begins In Storm
and Denounces Boalignn Scheme.
MOSCOW. July 19. The Zemstvo
Congress opened at midday today In
the residence of Prince Dolgorukoff.
The congress was attended by 225 del
egates. Count Heyden. leader of the
deputation representing; the congress
recently received by the Emperor, pre
sided. M. Golovlne, president of the organ
izing committee, had hardly started a
statement dealing; with the obstacles
placed In the way of the congress, an
nouncing: that Governor-General Koz
loff had promised that there would be
no recourse to extreme measures, "when
the Chief of Police, with numerous
commissaries and officials, entered the
room. The Chief announced that the
prefect had prohibited the meeting; of
the congress and expected seizure of
Count Heyden protested against the
proceedings, but the Chief of Police
began taking the names of the dele
gates. Then cries were raised of:
"Write down the whole of Russia."
Many persons present -who were not
delegates to the congress requested
that their names also be taken. The
police then departed In order to draw
up summonses, and the session was re
sumed. The scheme of a National assembly
on the basis outlined by the commit
tee presided over by M. Bullgan, Min
ister of the Interior, -was minutely and
critically discussed and denounced as
totally ' Inadequate to remove Russia's
internal grievances, because Including
a property qualification and an elec
toral system by classes prevented the
assembly from truly interpreting; the
will of the nation, -while the exclusion
of numerous categories of citizens from
the franchise was a contradltion of the
principles of equity and reasonable
At the same time it was recognized
that the proposed assembly would com
prise a considerable portion of the so
cial forces of the empire, and serve
as the center of a social movement
which would tend to secure political
liberty and regular national represent
ation. Therefore. It was considered
desirable that. In the event of the car
rying out of the BouIIgan or a similar
project, the delegates of the Zerastvos
and municipalities should participate
In the assembly to the greatest possible
extent, with the object of forralng- a
compact group and to obtain a guaran
tee of individual and public liberties.
Numerous resolutions embodying- the
foregoing criticisms were adopted
unanimously, as were also resolutions
complaining1 of excessive administra
tive and police control of elections aad
insisting; that publicity be -riven te the
proceedings of the propesed aaseably.
which should be In direct relatieM
with the Eieror. withaut laterfer
eace fresa the Ceuscll of the Batfaire.
After the -MlMe had drawn ,up a report
C their viatt ai had takes the Basses
of. those present they took no further
action, but returned and listened to the
debates as Interested spectators. When
the afternoon session adjourned until
evening, each delegate as he passed out
handed his visiting card to the Chief of
Police, who bad already seized copies of
the Russian Gazette, in which were print
ed details of a proposed constitution for
Russia based on the existing two-chamber
constitutions of Western Europe, elab
orated by the committee on organization
for the congress to vote upon. It is ex
pected that the congress will sit for three
MILITARY PLOT DISCOVERED
Zemstvofsts Discover Alms of Con
spiracy Against Czar.
LONDON". July 19. The Moscow cor
respondent of the Times says that one
of the topics of conversation during the
proceedings of the Zemstvo congress
was the alleged discovery of a military
plot against Emperor Nicholas.
THEY GIVE POLICE THE LAUGH
Attempt to Break Up Congress Pro
MOSCOW July 2a (Special.) The
Zemstvo Congress which opened yesterday
In Prince DolgorokofTs residence with
225 delegates In attendance, had a humor
ous set-to with the police, who sought to
disband It. Count .Helden. the leader
of the delegation of ' the congress which
recently was received by the Czar, pre
sided. The preliminary proceedings had been
barely concluded when It was announced
that the police were below with Instruc
tions to disperse the congress. Amid
great excitement. Prince Dolgorokoff In
vited the Police Chief Into the conference.
The officer, when he entered, said:
"Have the goodness to close this Parlia
ment." The members asked by what authority
he acted. He replied that It was unlaw
ful to hold any kind of meeting calculated
to arouse disorder.
-The members greeted his statement with
laughter, denied that the meeting was
In violation of the law, declaring that
the Czar's sanction had been given to
the congress, and refused to obey the or
der. Cries of "Bring on your gendarmes,"
"Where are you? CossacksT were heard,
but Prince Dolgorokoff said that the
police were simply performing their duty,
and Anally It was arranged that the police
should formally draw up a warrant for
the members of the assembly.
The police, who maintained their good
humor throughout, agreed, retired to an
adjoining room and prepared the warrant,
while the congress entered Into a discus
sion of a plan for a national assembly.
When the meeting adjourned, the police
entered, their warrant was read and, as
each member of the congress left the
room, he handed a card bearing- his name
to the police. It Is not known That
action the police will now take.
KOZLOFF TOO MILD -MANNERED
Removed as Governor of Moscow Xor
Not Suppressing Zcmstvolsts.
ST. PETERSBURG. July 30 (Special.)
The government's displeasure at the
half-hearted manner in which Governor-
General Kozloff. of Moscow, has dealt
with the Zemstvo Is ts has been made evi
dent by the announcement made semi
officially last night that Kozloff was to
be relieved at once by General Kielgels.
the present Governor-General of Kieff.
Despite the strict Instructions given Gen
eral Kozloff, Instructions that were given
him In secret communications, to pre
vent the assembling of the Zemstvolsts,
it is a source of great annoyance to the
government that, despite Its outward
half-hearted show of friendliness to the
assembly. It was allowed to meet.
General Kielgels is known as a. man
who will follow Instructions, and there
fore he has been selected In order that
the government will have a man In charge
who will carry out Its Instructions with
an Iron hand.
ZEMSTVOISTS SURE TO FAIL
Government Has Counteracted Plans
by Means of Bribery.
BERLIN, July 19. (Special.) Russian
reformers in Berlin; who have hitherto
confidently hoped that the present crisis
In the Russian movement would be solved
In favor of the Zemstvos, now admit
that the Zemstvo Congress must end in
failure. The Zemstvos party. It Is ex
plained, underestimated the government's
strength and disclosed its plans too early.
In this way the government was enabled
by means of bribes to strengthen the
loyalty of certain troopg.
It Is believed that at the best the
congress can only .academically discuss
Boullgan's plan and reject its principles.
The Russian Korrespondenz will say to
morrow that the hope that the congress
wobld give Russia a constltutiorwlll end
Putllorf Iron Works Finally Close.
ST. PETERSBURG. July 13. The Puti
loff Iron "Works, which has continued as
the principal source of industrial disor
ders in St. Petersburg since the beginning
tOf the movement started by Father Go
pon, w.ere Anally closed tonight, after a
two weeks warning to that effect. A
small crowd of workmen and agitators
attempted to make a demonstration, and
a bomb was thrown, which failed to
explode. The manlfestants were dis
persed by Cossacks.
One Paper Defies the Censor.
ST. PETERSBURG, July . (3:40 A.
M.) The Zemstvo Congress at Moscow Is
exciting keen Interest In St- Petersburg,
but the newspapers have received strict
orders not to mention It. The Slovo,
however, defies the prohibition, and this
morning prints a dispatch of several
thousand words, covering- the proceedings!
of the sessions.
MAY APPEAL TO COURTS
Holmes, the Cottoa Statistics Jag
jrier, Consults a Lawyer.
NEW YORK, July IJ. E. S. Holmes,
ex-assistant statlstlcan la the Depart
ment of Agriculture, today consulted
counsel relative to the Investigation' of
the cotton leak. It Is understood that
he will take his dismissal from the
department to the courts.
Holmes declined to make any state
ment about this case. He returaeJ" to
Washlagton late today.
AHtetet Speeds to Death.
SUPERIOR. -Wis.. Jaljr 13. As a re
sult of reekleas speIg- ! aa auto
jreWI. J.. P. Morrow yrm kitted aad T.
A. KMbreckt tajured- here ta4ay.-
Total Is Seventy -Five
in New York.
PEOPLE ARE DRIVEN INSANE
Woman Takes Life of Hen
Child in Her. Frenzy. "
STORM AFFORDS . RELIEF
Lightning Finds One Victim, but
Lowers Temperature, and the
Weather Bureau Predicts
End of Hot Period.
HEAT AND ITS RESULTS IN XEAD
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Philadelphia ....95.8 47 lOj 40
Baltimore 92:2 77 4 5
"Washington 92. 93 li 14
Boston 94 63 l 25
Pittsburg ........ 87 70 5t 6
Buffalo 76 84 ..I ..
St. Louis 88 60 .. 4
XEftV YORK. July 19. "While the record
of deaths and prostrations greatly exceed
ed that of yesterday, there was a dis
tinct diminution today in the temperature,
prevailing throughout the eastern section
of the country. Although the midday heat
was everywhere terrific, it was broken b'y
scattered thunderstorms, many of which
were of a violent character, and toward
evening the temperature fell rapidly. "With
this welcome relief came "the announce
ment from the' Weather Bureau tonight
that the abatement n the' heated term
had been "general add that moderate, tem
peratures would prohnbiy prevail for sev
eral days in the Middle Atlantic and
New England States.
In New Tork the highest temperature
recorded was 93, one degree lower than
that of yesterday, when the highest
record of the season was reached. Phila
delphia reported a slightly higher maxi
mum range, and In many other cities the
highest point of yesterday was not
touched, while everywhere a sharp fall
was noticed, beginning early in the after
noon. Death-Boll Grows Alarming-.
As usual the maximum official tempera
tures were everywhere exceeded by those
prevailing In the crowded districts, where
the actual temperature frequently ex
ceeded 100 degrees.
The cumulative effect of the continued
torrldlty of these districts was painfully
evident In the enormous increase of the
number of deaths in New York. "While
the death-roll of yesterday wo3 only 26,
that of today reached the appalling total
of 75, being nearly half of those prostrat
ed. This was almost entirely due to the
collapse of women and children and aged
persons whose exhausted vitality was
unequal to the strain of further suffering. "
After a night of sweltering heat spent
by thousands in the streets, In the pub
lic parks, on piers along the river front,
and in eV&ry vacant place that promised a
breath o( air, the conditions that con
fronted the people of New York this
morning were terrifying. The sun rose in
a cloudless sky and hour after howvhe
heat grew more and more Intense. Every "
ambulance was kept busy and by noon
the hospitals were crowded with sufferers.
Thunderstorm Brings Relief.
At 3 o'clock in the afternoon came the
kmg-pra'yed-for relief, when a terriflcr
thunderstorm and a deluge of rain burst
over Brooklyn and the lower part of Man
hattan and sections of New Jersey. In
Brooklyn two men were struck by light
ning and seriously hurt, and in Jersey
City one man was killed. "While the
storm lasted only a few minutes and left
the upper part of the ciy untouched, the
relief was almost instantaneous, and
from then on the mercury fell steadily,
and a cool breeze springing up after sun-
down, gave assurance of a comfortable
Even the seashore resorts in. the vicinity
of New York did not escape the heat, and.
many prostrations occurred among the
thousands that flocked to Coney Island
and the other beaches on the Long Island
Heat Causes Child-Murder. .
"Among the" distressing incidents of the
day was the killing of her Infant in
Brooklyn by a young woman, who was
suddenly driven insane by the heat. She.
stabbed the child to death and then .made
a vain attempt on her awn life.
Leonard Sanders, a colored man from
New Haven, -went mad in the public park
In East Oh Hundred and Thirtieth street
and leaped into the river from, t&e -Harlem
bridge. He was reseaed by beat-,
men after a fierce struggle, la which he'
apeet the boat and nearly drowned, his
Several of the deaths reported were
those of persons who had fallea, while
aeieep, from Are escapes where they
were endeavoring to escape the stiMag .
atmosphere ef crowded teaemeta.
With m hedies ta the ec4d storage room -at
the city Bergwe.. the refrigwaUng-sya- -
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