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VOL. XLV-JStO. 13,946.
PORTLfAITD, OREGON, SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 1905.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
ROOSEVELT AGAIN .
MING It HAND
iis Mediation the Only
Hope for Peace.
WITTE WILL NOT YIELD
Conference-May Break Up on
-Tuesday, a Failure.
PRESIDENT CALLS ROSEN
After Hurried Interview "With Ka
neko, He Asks Russian Minister
to Visit Him Envoys Give
Up Attempt to Agree.
OYSTER BA. Aug. 19. (2 A. M.)-(Spe-ulal.)
Presidont Roosevelt has Interested
himself In the peace negotiations botween
Japan and Russia now In progress at
Portsmouth, X. H. He wishes to confer
at once with Baron Rosen, the Junior
plenipotentiary of. the Czar, who is also
the Russian Ambassador at Washington,"
and with whom the President has a warm
What the information is he wished to
convey Is not known, but that it is of the
greatest Importance cannot be questioned,
for it Is recognized that he -would not in
terfere with negotiations of such a deli
cate nature were he not convinced that an
emergency has arisen which demanded it.
A confidential message was sent by his
direction late last night to Assistant
Secretary of State Pelrce at Portsmouth,
instructing the Secretary to immediately
confer with Baron Rosen and to request
the aron to come at once to Oyster ay
or send some one whom he could implicit
ly trust, so that the President could de
liver ot him a message of a most confi
PRESIDENT SUMMONS ROSEN
Makes Last Effort to Prevent "Rup
turc of Negotiations.
riedly called to the Hotel Wentworth,
where a message was awaiting him from
the President. He immediately wrote a
lengthy reply. Later he was called to the
telegraph instrument, and for half an
hour carried on a conversation by tele
graph with the President, who was at the
other end of the wire at Oyster Bay.
At 12:50 A. MJ, the telegraphic conver
sation with the Presidont ceased, and Mr.
Pelrce left the hotel in his automobile.
He said he was going home, but beyond
that declined to make any statement.
"I can tell you nothing," he said to all
the anxious inquiries of the newspaper
men. The Associated Press has reason to be
lieve that the purpose of the President's
conversation with Mr. Pelrce was to ar
range for one of the Russians to go to
Oyster Bay. The President is understood
to be already In communication with the
Japanese through "Baron Kaneko. Pres
ident Roosevelt is undoubtedly prepared
to make a last effort to induce the war
ring countries to compromise.
KANEKO VISITS ROOSEVELT
Japanese Agent Has Hurried Con
ference With President.
OYSTER BAY, Aug. IS. President
Roosevelt's onlj- visitor today was Baron
Kaneko, who studously conceals hs pre-!
else mission, but is known to be a con
fidential representative in this country of
the Japanese government. This was his
fourth visit to the President In a few
weeks and the second within a week.
Reasons developed today for the state
ment that Baron Kaneko's call had rela
tion to the proceedings of the peace con
ference at Portsmouth, although It ap
pears likewise reasonably certain that
he did not come as the representative of
the envoys. He is known to be In direct
communication with the Tokio govern
ment. Whether he was the bearer of a
message from Japan to the Preslden
Is not known, but he came on his own
Initiative, the President not being aware
of his coming until his arrival.
Baron Kaneko arrived on an afternoon
train from New York and accompanied
Secretary Barnes to Sagamore Hill at 4:30
P. M. President Roosevelt and the mem
bers of his iamlly, who were absent from
home during the greater part of the day,
had not returned when the Baron arrived
and did not return for some time after
wards. - The President and Baron Kaneko Jiad
an extended conference, but nothing 'was
disclosed concerning it neither of the par
ticipants caring to make any statement
about it. Baron Kaneko left for New
York at 8 P. M.
DECISION RESTS WITH JAPAN
Envoys Have Recommended Con
cessions to Save Russia's Honor.
PORTSMOUTH, N. H., Aug. 18. (Spe
cial.) It can be stated on high authority
that right after the adjournment of the
conference this afternoon the Japanese
envoys cabled to their government at To
kio, "recommending that concessions should
be made to satisfy the Russians. These
concessions will not affect the principles
embodied in the demands, nor wilL they
be such as to occasion dissatisfaction In
Japan. This information comes directly
from the inside of the Japanese headquar
ters here, an1 augurs for the successful
negotiation of a treaty of peace.
The fact developed Joday that. If nego
tiations were not to be broken off. Japan
would have to modify her demands. The
Russians stood strongly against conceding
any claim that would in any way affect
the honor of their country. The Japanese
envoys have done what these dispatches
have consistently maintained they would
do, and that is, taken action to moalfy
some of their extreme contentions, so that
they could be accepted by Russia without .
humiliation. The conclusion of peace or
the continuation' of the war now rests
with the Toklo government.
The representatives of both the Czar
and Mikado are showing indications of the
severe strain under which they have been
laboring for the past ten days. The Japa
nese say nothing. Mr. Witte did not hes
itate to declare tonight that he was. tired
out. There will be' no rest for the secre-'
tarles. The exchanges between the en
voys and their government and .the prep
aration of the protocols of a number of
the sessions will occupy their time from
now until the time for the next meeting.
FINAL SESSION ON TUESDAY
Envoys Give Up Hope of Agreement
on Vital Points.
PORTSMOUTH, N. H., Aug. 18. Black
Pessimism reigns at Portsmouth tonight.
The prevailing view is that the fate of
the peace conference is already settled;
that It has. ended in failure and that all
that now remains is for the plenipoten
tiaries to meet on Tuesday, to which day
they adjourned this afternoon upon com
pleting the consideration of the Japan
ese terms, sign the final protocol, go
through the conventions and bid each
other farewell. In other words, that the
meeting Tuesday will be what diplomacy
calls the "seance d'adieu."
But there is still room for hope of a
compromise. Neither President Roosevelt
nor the powers will see the chance of
peace shipwrecked without a final effort
and that pressure Is being exerted, espe
cially at Toklo, to Induce Japan to mod
erate her terms, is beyond question. Just
what Is being done or Is to be done has
not transpired. King Edward Is under
stood to be now 'lending' a helping hand
and the financiers of the world are known
to be exerting all their energies. At
Tokio and St. Petersburg the final issue
will be decided.
The Japanese have been Implacable
throughout the six days' sittings. They
have listened and explained, but they have
yielded not an iota of the substance of
their original demands. Mr. Witte ac
cepted outright seven of the twelve Jap
anese conditions, one In principle, and
four. Including the main issues. Indemnity
and Sakhalin, he rejected. The other two,
limitation of naval power and the sur
render of interned warships, might have
been arranged had there been any pros
pect of agreement on the two points upon
which th divergence seemed Irreconcil
able. Timo for Showdown Come.
In the oral discussion of the terms,
M. Witte yielded upon two articles, but
substantially the result of the 13 sittings
of the plenipotentiaries has only been to
emphasize the position taken by M. Witto
in the written reply he presented last
Saturday to the Japanese terms. And
now both sides turn to homefor the last
word before the cards are thrown face
upward upon the table next Tuesday, for
the impasse reached today by the pleni
potentiaries is recognized to be only a
If, In the Interim fresh instructions are
received by either side, compromise is yet
possible. But the chances are recognized
to be slight. So far as the Russian pleni
potentiaries are concerned there never
was a chance of their yielding both in
demnity and Sakhalin. The cession of
Sakhalin without indemnity was, accord
ing to the best inside Information, the
extreme limit to which Mr. Witte -would
ever consent to go, and the Emperor has
not yet given the word to even concede
Effort of Czar's Manifesto.
Tonight suddenly a new factor has been
introduced which, in the opinion of those
most competent to Judge, lessens mater
ially the chances that he might do so,
namely, the issuance of his manifesto
granting a popular representative body to
his subjects. The bearings upon the issue
of this "historical document," as" Mr.
Witte described it a few days ago, are
easily comprehensible. It Is bound to
ameliorate the internal situation in Rus
sia. It is the entering ,wodge for the
realization of the century-old dream of
the Russian people.
"It will create enthusiasm at home,"
said one of the most prominent members
of the Russian mission, "because all
thinking men realize that It means event
ually a great change in the composition
of the Russian state. It will be followed
by a true parliament, a premier and Rus
sia will become a constitutional mon
It Is pointed out that the manifesto Is
timed like what the French call a coup
de foudre. and that its significance Is
too plain to be questioned. It was to
have been Issued last Saturday when the
Russian reply was presented, but it was
held over until the conclusion of the oral
consideration of the Japanese terms.
Meantime the terms had been published
everywhere throughout Russia. The press,
.even the Liberal press, had replied that
Russia could not pay money for the priv
ilege of getting out of Manchuria. The
Emperor had publicly proclaimed to his
subjects on July 2S in reply to a telegram
of the Orenburg clergy;
"The Russian people can rely upon me.
I will never conclude a peace humiliating
qr unworthy of great Russia."
The manifesto is Emperor Nicholas' an
swer to the Japanese demand for the pay
ment of a war tribute. The grant of this
broad reform is regarded as -virtually an
appeal to the Russian people for support
to resist It
Japan May Moderate Terms.
At Toklo it Is Impossible to tell what
view will be taken. Peace probably can
be even now secured by the sacrifice of
the indemnity. Vague Intimations tonight
come from the Japanese side that "the
(Conduced on Face BJ
LIEUT LAND HAS
HEAV1 EST WHEAT
Two Border Counties Harvest
Grain of Fine Quality
and Fair Yield.
HOLD f OR BETTER PRICES
Walla Walla 3fny Show Increased
Wheat Production Over Last
Year, With Slight Decrease
WALLA WALLA, Wash., Aug. IS.
(Staff Correspondence.) Walla Walla and
Umatilla counties, favored by Nature
with an abundance of other resources
In addition to the production of
wheat, quite naturally offer an ex
cellent Illustration of the truth ot
the old maxim: "Thom what has gits."
There will probably be a slight decrease
In the wheat output of Umatilla County
compared with that of a year ago, but the
percentage of the decrease wltl be much
less than In the river counties lying far
. This seems to haveboen what Is known
as a "light land year." in Umatilla
County, and although these formorly ill
favored lands have not responded with the
same yields that were noticeable last
year, they are doing much better in pro
portion to their value, tlian the heavier
lands whore crop failures are seldom ex
perienced. Ia both Umatilla and Walla
Walla counties, wheatgrowlng has
reached a much more settled basis than
In some of .the newer districts. Each
year '"nnds about the same amount In
crop, and the same amount In Summer
fallow, and much of the same degree of
regluarly maintained In regard to acre
age Is noticeable in the yields.
Slight Decrcaso In Umatilla.
Umatilla, approached her record yield
last year, but owing to unfavorable cli
matic conditions, will not show quite so
large an output this year. Her wheat
acreage has also been cut down slightly
by an Increased amount of barley. There
Is practically no new acreage in the
county in the sense In which we speak
of sew acreage in other districts, but
this year some heavy yields have been
secured from land that was not very high
ly regarded until within the past fow
years. Some of these light lands, notably
in the vicinity of Pilot Rook, -this year
happened to lie in the track of numer
ous passing showers, which missed other
parts of the county. These yields, to
gether with a fairly good crop In tho other
light-land portions of the county, will
bring the total output up so close to that
of last year that but small complaint over
the shortage Is heard. There Is, of course,
the usual growl from a man who is only
getting 40 bushels to the acre where ho
expected 50, but the situation under such
circumstances is far from distressing. -Some
complaint is made of sout, and a
few fields havo suffered slightly from
rust, but aside from these, the crop is of
an unusually good quality, the hot weath
er, for some reason, falling to produce the
usual amount of shriveled wheat.
Wheat Tests Heavy.
Sixty-pound wheat is common, and soms
fields arc turning off good, clean borries
which test as high as 62 and St pounds to
the bushel. One of the dealers In Pendle
ton showed me a sample of "Turkey" red
wheat that weighed 64 pounds to the bush
el, while In another office I saw samples
of Walla Walla and bluestem weighing
62 and 63 pounds to the bushel.
Pondlcton enjoys one distinction this
season that is not shared by any other
wheat point In the three states. More
wheat has been sold from the 1&0S crop
in the Umatilla metropolis than at any
other point In the Northwest.
The sales to date, since the season
opened, .are approximately 1.000.030 bushels,
the greater part of which was secured by
the millers, and by Portland buyers pur
chasing for San Francisco account There
are two pretty extensive milling institu
tions in this county, the Byers mill, at
Pendleton, and the plant of the Preston
Parton Milling Company, at Athena.
These two concerns are credited with pur
chases aggregating 250,000 bushels. The
prices paid by the millers, as well as for
San Francisco shipment, are -considerably
In excess of export values, and for this
reason little or notlfing from the crop al
ready sold will find, its way to the Euro
Although practically one-fourth of the
crop of Umatilla County has been sold,'
most of the amount came from small
farmers, and the big fellows are not let
ting go very freely. Unless there should
be a rally in prices It Is probable that the
greater part of the wheat now remaining
unsold will remain In first hands until
late in the season.
Walla Walla Has Good Crop.
Walla Walla seems to be the only coun
ty where the farmers after beginning to
thresh are coming back for more bags,
They are not making any of these re
turn trips from the 60-bushcl land of the
foothills, but they are coming back from
the discredited light lands which roll
away toward the Snake River. One of
these light land farmers, who tills some
thing over a thousand acres over near
the river, and who three weeks ago pur
chased what he supposed would be all
the sicks he -would need, came in tiro
days ago and bought 7,000 more. Among
the different dealers here I heard ot a
dozen cases where the light land farmers
had. after purchasing what they supposed
would be a full supply, returned for from
500 to 4000 bags each. It is this highly
satisfactory output from the light lands
that has overcome the shortage in the
foothill country. It Is a popular tradi
tion that the crops never fall In the foot
Foothill Yields Disappointing.
The out-turn which they- are making
this year Is far from reflecting anything
like a crop failure, but the stand was so
satisfactory and the straw so abundant
with well-formed heads, that growers
confidently expected 50 or 60 bushels to
the acre. These expectations were not
borne out by the returns and as a result
the yield throughout tho foothill country
Is much less than that of last year. Eu
reka Flat, another region which enjoys a
pretty good record for continued good
crops, failed to make good last year, the
crop being the poorest that has come
out of that region In more than 10 years.
Eureka Flat Is Good.
This year the "Flat" is turning off
one of Its dd-tlrac crops, the fields run
ning from 23 to 35 and as high as 40 bush
els to the acre. With such yields on the
Flat and the light lands turning oft well.
It will not be surprising to find the total
output for the county from 230,000 bushels
to 500,000 bushels .greater than that of
Walla Walla has never paid much at
tention to anything In the grain line ex
cept wheat, seldom. If ever, producing
enough barley and oats for home con
sumption. The farmess- ibis year seem
to have made a slight departure from this
system, and the county contains a num
ber of good-sized patches of barley. It
was damaged somewhat by the hot wea
ther, but will command a good figure for
feed In the home market. Walla Walla
like Umatilla. Is well past the point
where there will be much expansion In
acreage. Nearly everything that Is well
adapted to wheat Is now In use, and the
Increased crop which now seems certain
will be secured from an acreage no
greater than that of last year.
Light Sales at AVnlla Walla.
While the7 opening sales of wheat for
the season 'were made at Walla Walla,
there has been but a comparatively small
amount of -the cereal sold at this point.
It is probable that 360.000 bushels would
cover all that has been sold this season,
and practically all of this amount Thanged
hands early, before the price slumped.
Several years of good crops at high
prices have placed the Walla Walla
farmers In a very independent position
and thy arc prepared to hold their crops
indefinitely If the price does not advance
to a figure In keeping with their ideas.
Columbia Has Increased Yield.
Columbia County, which for several
years has been the great barley strong
hold of the Northwest, will this year
show quite a decrease In her favorite
cereal. The decrjeas In barley, however,
will be offset by, an Increase In the out
put of wheat, as iome of the acreage
that was in barley last year Is this year
turning off a good crop of wheat. Cli
matic conditions In Columbia County
were much the same as In Walla Walla,
although wbatare sometimes known as
the heavy laftdW'are doing better In pro-
was expected of them.
of lands In the foot-
Walla Walla County
'lamage caused by ti
I of Intenaclyfchot1 wcatherr
but the los from this eau will in the
aggregate be far from serious. -. .
E. W. W.
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
4, The Weather.
TESTERDA"ufc Maximum temperature. SB
deg.; minimum. 3S.
TODAY'S Fair and continued warm. North
Peace conference adjourns to Tuefdar with
out hope of agreement. Pace 1.
Keosevelt sends for Baroa Roen to prevent
rupture of negotiations. Page 1.
Kaneko ha hurried Interview with Roose
velt. Pag 1.
Envoys for both nations send for Instruc
tions. Faze 1.
Russia's plea for retaining Sakhalin. Page 1.
Czar issues manifesto tuhynonlng national
assembly. Page 1.
German port refuses to entertain British
fleet In Baltic Sea. Pace 3.
Government reserves Umatilla land for Irri
Aotlnr Mayor Forne of Nw Tork sued for
divorce. Page 3.
Arizona Judge accused of grafting. Page 1.
Bombs sent to two New Tork bankers.
Webb Jaty almost killed in automobile race.
Recovering " bodies from Virginia train
wreok. Page -L
Sad tragedy of yellow ferer epidemic
Page 1. . ,
Great ' Northern operators vote to" exd
strike. Page 3. T
Apaches go on raid In New Mexico. Page 4.
Pacific Coast League games: San Francisco
3. Portland 0;. I Angeles 4. Seattle 0;
Taeema 3, Oakland 0. Page 7.
W. A. doss, of Portland, will play In Ta
eema tennla finals- Page 7.
Native sons want Brltt-Nelien matchyio-ba
held In San Francisco. .Page f-y ' "
Fire destroys wheat in fields at Pendleton.
Irrigation dam blown up at Lake Clealum
by employes of rival company. Page O.
Half-breeds and natives Jump overboard
from steamer on Kuskakum and are
drowned. Page fl.
State saves by new system of transporting
insane to Salem. Page 6.
Receiver Is appofnied at Vancouver for auto
matic ball-bearing company. Page S.
Commercial and Marine.
Strong position of rogarmarket. Page 15.
Good crops Improve general business. Page
Advance in stocks checked. Page 15.
Chicago wheat closes weak and lower.
Wrecked in the North. Page 14.
Merchants Exchange wants better service.
Lewis and Clark Exposition.
Admissions. 1S.355. Page 11.
Plans for .New York State day. Page 11.
Portland and Ylclnlty.
By new line and ferry Portland Consolidated
will reduce time to Vancouver to hair an
hour. Page 12.
Problems which the Trans-Mlsslsslppi Con
gress has to consider. Pag, 10.
Government of municipalities theme of Civ
ics Conference. Page 11.
Sheriff Word thinks Anderson was slain by
his companion! Page 1C.
Queer forgery case in which depositor In
bank la held under ball. Page P.
Southern Pacific and O. R. & X. offices
combined In management. Page 14.
City detectives are unable to unravel the
mystery ot the murder of Mrs. Van Dran.
Pge 1. 1
IN NEW ORLEANS
Starving Daughter of Yellow
Fever Victim Attempts
GUARDS BODY THREE DAYS
French Music Teacher Dies or tho
Disease In Abject Poverty and
Daughter Caught In Time
i to Prevent Drowning.
YELLOW FEVER CASES TO DATE.
NEW ORLEANS. Aug. IS. Official
report on yellow fever to 6 P. M.:
New cases..... G2
Total cases to date 1,28.1
Total deaths to date 1SS
New foci IB
Total foci to date 27S
Number of cases under treatment 418
NEW ORLEANS, La., Aug. IS. (Spe
cial.) A. story tragic in its sadness,
and one that has touched with infinite
sorrow the heart of Ne.w Orleans, was
brought to light today In connection
with the death of Professor Pierre
Aldal, late leader of the French opera
of this city. It -was announced this
morning that Professor Aldal was one
of the victims of yellow fever, and that
he had died In poverty, and was burled
by the city.
Professor Aldal not only died in
poverty but In absolute want, and his
only child, a beautiful girl of 20, who
nursed him, stood at the bedside of her
dying father for three days and nights
without a morsel of food passing her
Hps, literally starving.
Tne daughter, an hour after her
father had been carried from the house,
was caught as she was about to throw
herself Into the river, and resented It
when she was stopped, saying:
Nothing, to Do but Die.
"I have not a soul on earth and I
have not a cent, and I am In a strango
city. I cannot beg and I must die. I
have no hope. I must vacate where I
live, my father owes rent, and all I
have loft Is his violin. I would not sell
that and I must die."
She was taken to a convent for safe
keeping, and. as soon as the fund
which the people of New Orleans are
ralsjrag'f of her Is completed, she will be
sent back to her "homo in France.
Ffnce the close of the French opera,
Aldal had been making a good living In
giving violin lessons. So prosperous
was he that lie decided to bring his
daughter from the convent In France In
which she hnd been reared to keep
house for him. He furnished a pretty
cottage In a French part of the city
and the girl arrived.
Brought to Poverty by Fever.
Then came the yellow fever and
Professor Aldal's pupils began to de
sert him. They became poorer and
poorer as tho weeks went by, But the
father and daughter kept up their
oourage and hoped for better times. A
weok ago the father was stricken with
yellow fever. Just at the time they had
run out ot money. The daughter knew
no one and was too proud to tell the
doctor of their condition. He visited
the father dally and, since the cottage
was well furnished, he had no Idea
that the daughter was hungry.
Last night the neighbors across the
street looked through the window and
saw her lying across the bed of her
father. They did not know that he was
dead and that she had fainted from
grief, and hunger. They found out the
truth this morning, when the health
department officers came and hur
rleldy threw the body of her father into
the dead wagon. The girl disappeared,
but was followed by a' woman, who
oaught her at the river bank.
MORE CASES OUTSIDE CITY
Yellow Fever Continues to Spread
Through Parishes of Louislann.
NEW ORLEANS. Aug. IS. Eleven of
the 16 foci are above Canal street. Two
more cases have appeared In the French
Asylum. In St. Ann and Derblgny streets,
making Ave in alL
News from outside the city continues
unfavorable. One case has been found In
Hanson City, two cases in Shrewsbury
and one In McDonoghsville. Pecan Grove
plantation. In St. Charles Parish, has five
case. aPtterson reports six cases and no
deaths. At Alexandria, one patient. G. J.
Hayden. died today. There were no new
cases in Mississippi City.
An analysis of the report of the pre
ceding 24 hours shows that 32 of the 74
new cases of yellow fever appeared in
part of the originally Infected quarters.
The explanation given by the Inspectors
Is that, after their own houses are disin
fected and the mosquitoes killed, some, of
the Italians go around and pay visits to
sick friends, become Infected themselves
and carry the fever home with them.
The situation abovo Canal street con
tinues to Improve. In that section obedi
ence to the. Federal regulations Is more
general, and the results are plain. "While
the report showed five new cases, only
three new squares are Infected.
The unexpected decline In the death rate
Is giving such feeling of satisfaction here
that people are beginning to believe the
possibilities of the visitation have been
The doctors, however, say that the low
death rate Is due to the fact that practi
cally the whole community has been ed
ucated up to th. necessity of calling a
doctor the moment high temperature de
velops. The Louisiana State Board of Health
was advised today by one of the physicians
who has been on duty among the sick on
the Riverside plantation. St. Mary Parish,
that there has been a total of 4S cases of
yellow fever and three deaths there.
Among the new squares that have been
infected is that In which the Supreme and
Civil courts and the St. Louis Cathedral
are located. Heretofore the fever has
fringed it without invading It, but a num
ber of Italians are now down with the
fever m a row of ancient buildings stand
ing next to the Civil District Court build
ing. Extraordinary precautions are being
taken to prevent any further Infection on
All the steamship lines to Mexico. Ha
vana, Vera Cruz, Great Britain and Eu
rope are now in operation, and assurance
Is given that they will continue their
service absolutely without any interrup
tion. Advices from the Mississippi coast do
not at present indicate any Intention on
the part of the towns to raise the quar
antine against New Orleans nor modify it.
Discord Mars u Celebration.
VIENNA, Aug. IS. The 75th blrthday
of Emperor Francis Joseph was cele
brated today, great preparations having
been made for the event. The usual serv
ices and social functions took place
throughout Austria-Hungary and there
was everj demonstration of loyalty. 'The
political differences in Hungary, how
ever, will be emphasized by the absence
of the prominent members of the oppo
sition at the gala dinner, which will be
given by Premier Fejervary. President
Justh. of the Lower House of the Hun
garian Diet, for the first time In 40 years,
has refused to accept the Invitation of
Has Typhoid, Not Yellow, Fever.
NEW YORK. Aug. IS. Physicians
at the Norwegian hospital In Brooklyn
deny that John G. Murphy, a laborer
taken to the institution "Wednesday
from a Firat-avenue tenement, is suf
fering from yellow fever, as stated
yeaterdny. His case has been diag
nosed as typhoid.
ACCUSED OF GRAFTING OX PEO
PLE OF ARIZONA.
Globe Citizens Say Justice Tucker
Demanded House as Condition
of Living There.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 18. Charges have
been filed in the Department of Justice
by citizens of Globe. Ariz., against Asso
ciate Justice Tucker, of the Territorial
Court, which, it Is said. Involve his Judi
cial and personal conduct.
It Is alleged th .tawhen Justice Tucker
went to Arizona somf months ago to as
sume his official duties, helet It be known
to tho citizens of Globe that. If he made
that city his home, a residence would
havo to be provided for him, and Inti
mated that, in case of failure on the part
of the people to make this provision for
him, he would be compelled to take up his
residence in another part of his district.
It Is charged that the residence was actu
ally provided as requested. '
Other charges are made of more or lass
Import, all of which are under Investiga
tion 'by the Department of. Justice. A re
port is exaectedjylatgr on.
COUNCIL TURNS AT LAST
"Will Investigate Weaver's Action In
Driving Out Grafters.
PHILADELPHIA. Aug. 18. The select
branch of City Councils passed a resolu
tion yesterday calling for the appointment
of a committee of seven with full power
to Investigate the removal of alt officers
and all employes of the city during the
last three months. The resolution gives the
committee full power to summon wit
nesses and employ counsel and such as
sistance as may be deemed necessary.
The resolution was Introduced by M. C.
Work, who explained that two directors
of departments, several bureau chiefs and
several hundred other employes have been
dismissed from the service of the city
without the Mayor's offering any reason
to the Councils, as required by the laws
governing the city.
RESCUER ALSO DROWNED
Woman Perishes While Trying Vain
ly to Save Man in Missouri.
ST. LOUIS. Aug. IS. While trying to
rescue Frederick Churchill, who had
waded beyond his depth when bathing
with a party of friends. Miss Stella Mc
Mullen, of Festus, Mo., lost her life, and
Churchill also was drowned .before as
sistance could reach them. 'The bodies
have not been recovered.
Illncs Answers Burr's Attack.
LOUISVILLE. Ky.. Aug. 18. Replying
to the charges made by Railroad Commis
sioner Burr at the Dcadwood convention.
Second Vice-President Walker D. Hines,
of the Louisville & Nashville road, said:
"Mr. Burr's statement is simply a de
liberate misrepresentation. No one con
tends that It Is proper to assess for tax
ation a very unremuneratlve property at
what it would cost to reproduce It. We
did claim, and the bill so stated for the
purpose of testing the Railroad Commis
sion's rate, thecost of reproduction was
the proper value. Tho two values were
necessarily on very "different bases, and
there was no inconsistency between
Denver Bank: Charged With Fraud.
DENVER. Aug IS. Attorney Edwin
H. Park, for William Corbett and
others, filed a suit In the District
Court today, asking for the appoint
ment of a receiver for the Denver
Savings Bank. Fraud, connivance, dis
regard of the Colorado laws "regarding
savings banks and illegal preference
for certain depositors on the part of
bank's officers, are the allegations in
the complaint. It is charged that
Leonard B. Imboden and associates
obtained from the bank on question
able security loans aggregating $656,
000. In consequence of the suit, a
second run on the bank was started to
day. Ogden Choir Starts for Portland.
OGDEN Utah. Atlg. 13. The Ogden
Tabernacle choir, which will sing the "Ir
rigation Ode" at the Lewis and Clark Ex
position, left for Portland this morning.
The train, consisting of four Pullmans,
besides a diner and baggage-cars, will be
In charge of A. B. Mosely, traveling pas
senger agent of the Oregon Short Line.
n uuiviiv uiiD
PEOPLE TO HELP
Issues Call for National
POWER TO PREPARE LAWS
First Beginnings of Democracy
ALL CLASSES TO TAKE PART
Long-Expectcd Decree Calls Assent-
bly "Special Consultative Body."
First Meeting to Be Held
Middle of January.
ST. PETERSBURG. Aug. M.-Russla a
national representative assembly, the fruit
of decades of stress and striving for re
form, which endows the Russian peor'.a
with the right of being consulted throug i
their chosen representatives in the sug
gestion, preparation and repeal of legisla
tion, today takes Its place among the
fundamental Institutions of the empire.
In a solemn manifesto. Emperor Nich
olas announces this mornong to his sub
jects the fruition of his plans summoning
the representatives of the people as out
lined by him in a rescript ireued on
March 3 last, and fixes the date for tha
first convocation as mid-January, anl In
a ukase addressed to the Senate. formay
orders that body to register as the imper
ial will a law project, formulating the
nature, powers and procedure of the new
Proclaimed at Xoon Today.
The manifesto, ukase and project are
published this morning in special editions
of the Official Messenger in St. Peters
burg and Moscow. They will be given
out for publication nt noon to the news
papers throughout the empire, many ot
which are preparing to Issue extra edi
tions to signalize a momentous historical
event, overshadowing In Importance the
liberation of the serfs In 1S81.
The date of the occasion has been hax
plly chosen with due repard to the poetical
symbolism so dear to the Russian heart,
for on this day Is celebrated the great re
ligious feast of the transfiguration of
Christ, with the bringing to the church of
the first fruits of the new harvest.
Emperor Remains Autocrat.
The National Assembly will be a consul
tative organization In connection with
the Council of tho Empire, and not a
legislative body. The powers of the Em
peror theoretically remain absolute. As
the Emperor Is the supreme lawglven anJ
autocrat, the decisions of the Douma have
only a recommendatory and not a bind
ing force, though the- rejection of any
legislative measure by a two-thirds ma
jority of both1 houses 13 sufficient to pre
vent that measure from becoming law.
The representatives of the people will
have not only the right to be heard on any
legislation proposed by the government,
but also can voice their desires on new
laws, and will have the right to exert
a certain supervision over budgetary ex
penditures. The suffrage, though wide. Is not uni
versal. It is based on property qualifica
tions, the peasantry having a vote
through membership in communal organ
ization. A considerable portion of tha
residents of the cities, possessing no lands,
together with women, soldiers, civil func
tionaries, etc., are without suffrage.
TEXT OF CZAR'S MANTFESTO
Summons Consultation Assembly
With Limited Legislative Power.
ST. PETERSBURG. Aug. 19. Emperor
Nicholas has today announced the grant
to the people of Russia of a National
Consultative Assembly, to be formed of
elected representatives from the whole of.
Russia. The .Imperial manifesto, which,
is published simultaneously Here and at
Moscow, and which will bo read in all
the churches of the empire. Is dated att
Peterhof today, and is as follows:
"The empire of Russia is formed and
strengthened by tho indestructible sol
idarity of the Emperor with the people,
and of the people with the Emperor. This
concord of Emperor and people Is tfce
great moral force which has1 created
Russia In the course of centuries by
protecting her from all misfortunes and
all attacks, and has constituted, up to
the present time, a pledge ot unity, in
dependence. Integrity, material well-being
and intellectual development.
"In our manlfsto of February 24, 1203.
we calle dto a close understanding all
the faithful sons of the Fatherland In
order to protect the organization of the
state by establishing on a firm basis tho
domestic life of the empire, and then wo
devoted ourselves to the task of co-ordinating
elective public Institutions with
governmental authorities, and of remov
ing the disagreements existing between
them, which had reacted so disastrously
on the normal course of our national Ufa.
People's Representatives Called.
"The autocratic Emperors, our ances
tors, constantly had that object In view,
and the time has come to follow out
their good Intentions and to summon
elected representatives from the whole oC
Russia to take constant and active part
m, the elaboration of the lawB thereby
Concluded, on Pass 6.)