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VOL. XLV.-NO. 13,951.
PORTLAJTD, OREGON, FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 1905.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
TO IDEE GULF
New Effort to Bring
JAPAN MAKES FALSE STEP
Changes His Proposal for Sale
DID KAISER CAUSE BLOCK?
Witte's Orders Made 3Iore Stringent
After Interview With Czar.
President Appeals to Both
Czar and Mikado.
PORTSMOUTH. X H.. Aup. 24.
f p to 11 o'clock tonight six cable
prams had boon received by Mr. Witte
from St. Petersburg. All oamo from
Count Lamsdorn and all were opposed
to the Japanese compromise proposi
tion as presentod at yesterday's
However, it Is positively stated that
the cablegrams announce that direct
pourparlers are now In progress be
tween Emperor Nicholas and Presi
PORTSMOUTH, N. H., Aug. 24. The
prospects of peace seom desperate, but
they are not hopeless, despite the prevail
Ins pessimism. There Is still a chance.
and the forces working for peace are
continuing their labors. The President
lauea twice, but he is fighting on. The
result of Ambassador Meyer's audionce at
Peterhof yesterday was unsatisfactory.
but at least it was not a rebuff. It left
the door open, and within a few hours
after the receipt at Oyster Bay of Mr.
Meyer's account of his audience, the Pres
ident had. sent a new appeal, through Mr.
Witte, who received it from Mr. Peirce
about 3 o'clock this morning.
Th? Emppror had already Ju effect de
clined the proposed compromise Offered
by Japan. He had refused it, because.
under a disguise Japan offered to with
draw an, article asking remuneration for
the cost of the war on condition that
Russia repurchase from the military pos
session of Japan the northern part of
Sakhalin at fixed price of $1,200,000,000 yen
the estimated cost of the war. IDvery
message received from Peterhof, including
those that came early today, was lnflcx
ible upon that point. Had Japan not in
serted the sum; had that been left for
future adjustment, the proposition would
undoubtedly have proved more palatable.
Japan Caused the Hitch.
The Associated Press is in apposition to
state that the divergence between the
compromise-as suggested by the President
and offered by Japan at the conference,
which was mentioned in these dispatches
last night, touched this very point. Tho
President did not suggest a price or the
Jlxlng of a price, and it is believed, al
though this cannot be affirmed, that his
latest effort. was to secure the consent
of the Emperor to agree to accept the
Japanese proposition with the amount
subject to further adjustment by an arbi
tration board or otherwise. According to
the Japanese, Mr. Witte has already of
fered to divide Sakhalin. If the repur
chase of Sakhalin was placed upon a pur
chasable basi6, the following lines
from the authorized statement of
the Russian version given to
the Associated Press last night should
be borne in mind:
All that Japan does is to Join the question
c Sakhalin with that of a cash payment
and to Insist upon war costs under the name
ct purchase money. The transaction Is
fictitious and the terminology misleading. If
what Is proposed be in truth a purchase and
sale. It should be treated as such, and there
fore should Russia docllne to buy the terri
tory, Japan ehould keep It and conclude
peace on . the basis, of the concessions al
Japan's Last "Word Not Said..
Japan, it is believed, would make tho
further concession suggested if Emperor
Nicholas would commit himself to this so
lution. This statement is based on the
words of the Japanese authority most
competent to speak. "When asked if it
was correct, as reported, that the Jap
anese had said their last word, and that
all hope was over, he replied:
"No, we have not declared our proposi
tion of Wednesday was our irreducible
minimum. We are not assuming a threat
ening attitude. That is not the way to
The plenipotentiaries have no longer
control on either side. The negotiations
have passed from their hands to their
principals at Peterhof and Toklo.
Most persistently the report continues to
be circulated here that Emperor William
has been one of the main obstacles to
peace; that, while ostensibly in sympathy
with the President's efforts, he is advising
Emperor Nicholas not to yield. The
foundation for tho bollef is the fact,
which appears fully confirmed, that Mr.
Witte's instructions were made more im
perative and intransigent upon the ques
tion of indemnity and cession of territory
after the Kaiser's interview with the
Russian Emperor in the Gulf of Finland.
Beyqnd this, no evidence is offered.
Witte Discredits Story.
It is significant that Mr. Witte, made it
a point to express his disbelief in the re
port from St. Petersburg, which caused
considerable consternation . here, jUiat
Count Lamsdorff had authorized Reuter's
agent to declare that Russia under no
circumstances would pay a contribution.
either direct or indirect, or make any
cession of territory whatever. Mr. Witte
said he could not Imagine that Count
Lamsdorff could have authorized such a
statement without informing him (Witte)
APPEALS TO BOTH EMPERORS
President Still Strives for Peace and
Receives Meyer's Report.
OYSTER BAY, Aug. 24. A crisis in the
peace negotiations is approaching rapidly.
Whether there is to be peace between
Russian and Japan or a continuance of
the war will be determined very likely
within a few days.
Since he made his direct appeal to
Emperor Nicholas. President Roosevelt
has been awaiting developments, hopeful
that such efforts as he has felt proper to
avert a failure of tho Washington con
ference, might not be futile. Today these
developments began to appear. A report
from Ambassador Meyer at St. Peters
burg of his audience with Emperor
Nicholas was received and, in addition,
some Important advices from Portsmouth
reached the President. They were re
garded as so urgent that, as soon as they
were received in tho executive office in
the village, they were carried to Saga
more Hill by a trusted executive clerk.
The utmost secrecy is maintained re
garding the communications, not the
slightest intimation of the nature -of their
contents being permitted to become pub
Appeals to Both Emperors.
It is quite certain that in addition to
making a direct appeal to the Russian
Emperor to take such measures as may
bring the pending negotiations to a suc
cessful ireue. President Roosevelt has
communicated with the Japanese govern
ment along similar lines. Whether that
appeal was made directly to the Emperor
of Japan, as in the case of Emperor
Nicholas, cannot be ascertained, as no
official confirmation is given of the state
ment that such a communication has been
An impression is likely to be created
by some recent reports of the President's
activity m tho peace proceedings that he
Is exerting the powerful influence he
wields to force the envoys into some sort
of an ngreemont No such impression is
warranted by the efforts he has made.
From the inciniency of the negotiations
the President has been actuated by mo
tives of the slncerest friendship for both
of the belligerents and by a desire to do
all that In him lies to terminate a conflict
so sanguinary that It has shocked the
entire civilized world. In the identical
note which he directed to the St. Peters
burg and Toklo governments he expressed
the hope that their representatives might
come together and settle their differences
themselves. Since the envoys assembled in
America, in an effort to carry out that
suggestion, he has followed In snirit and
in principle the ideas he enunciated In his
Identical note, in tho negotiations pre
liminary to the conference, the President
acted in the capacity of an intermediary
between Russia and Japan:
Assistance Gladly Accepted.
When the plenipotentiaries, . arrived n
America and wore received' by the Pres
ident, he assured them- that they would
be free absolutely from interference in
their deliberations. He made it clear to
ithem at the same time that, if he could
be of any assistance to them in the ac
complishment of their great mission, that
assistance would be extended gladly In
any proper effort to solve their differ
ences. The President's offer was appre
ciated to the fullest by the conferees, and
later they availed themselves of It. Moved
by a profound desire to restore peace,
the President has lent his good offices to
the representatives of both the warring ,
powers, but he has refrained from any
effort which might be regarded as offen
sive either by Russia or Japan. He has
maintained his position as an interme
diary, making suggestions when sugges
tions were requested, and giving counsel
when it was sought. .
Impressed by the belief that an agree
ment can be reached by the envoys after
full discussion and thorough consideration
of all phases of the question at Issue,
President Roosevelt finally has appealed
for peace to the St. Petersburg and Toklo
governments, communicating his appeals
simultaneously to the envoys themselves.
Such suggestions as he has offered, and
such propositions as he has made were
for thp consideration of the plenipoten
tiaries, and wore presented with a view to
facilitating their labors. It is known that
both the Russian and Japanese govern
ments appreciate the disinterested friend
ship of the President, and that both "have
expressed .that appreciation of his efforts
to insure "a lasting and honorable peace."
HE ADVISES ARBITRATION".
Russian Correspondent Says Itoose-
v velt's Plan Should Be Adopted.
PORTSMOUTH. N. H.. Aug. 24.-Alex-
andre N. Brlahtchaninoff, special corre
spondent of the St. Petersburg Slovo, tel
egraphing to his paper tonight, says:
'After the extrcmo optimism caused by
the news of President Roosevelt's active
Intervention, a reaction was natural.
However, its importance must not be ex
aggerated, and whoever knows the tena
cious character of the head of the creat
and energetic American' Republic will not
doubt that the President, once entered
into the game, will not surrender, as
often do the reasonable but always too
humble advisers of the Czar.
'It seems certain that, when the Rus
sian chief plenipotentiaries left St. Pet
ersburg, and even Paris, the instructions
which limited -and circumscribed his ac
tion were more conciliatory than the -intransigent
policy which has now been
forced upon him from St Petersburg. I
am even tempted to suppose that the
original Instructions would haev allowed
our representatives to enter into negotia
tions regarding the delicate but vital
questions presented now by Japan with
out having to apply to St Petersburg.
The Japanese, as clever in diplomacy as
they are on tho battlefield, in nroDosInc
a compromise upon Sakhalin made a very
able move. They practically argue thus:
" '.Russia 'will not admit the .principle
of a war indemnity: well. m n-in .
speak of It that way; Russia will not re-
E BIG CUT
One and One-Tenth Fare for
the Round Trip to the
ALL NORTHWEST INCLUDED
New Tariff Goes Into Effect on All
Lines September 1, and Will
An unusually and exceptionally low pas
senger rate In the' Pacific Northwest will
become effective on September 1. when
round-trip tickets will be sold from all
points in Oregon, Washington; Idaho and
British Columbia to tho Exposition for
one and one-tenth of the usual fare. This
reduction is tho direct outcome of the ef
forts of the Exposition to maintain the
general local Interest in the Fair and to
tho endeavors of tho various railroads to
do all possible to aid In the success of
the West's great show.
Under the announcement Issued by the
Hani man linos, which Include the O. R. &
N. and the Southern Pacific and the
Northern Pacific, beginning on September
1, round-trip tickets will be sold from all
points In Oregon, Washington, Idaho and
British Columbia to Portland- for one and
one-tenth the usual fare, these tickets
having a time limit of 30 days and to be
sold daily from September 1 to Octo
This action of the railroads will have
the effect of aiding very materially In the
success of the Fair and will result in
largely increased attendance. Through
out the territory embraced by this rate
there are many people who, while desir
ing to visit the Exposition, could not well
afford the expense of a trip as it stands
at present This reduced rate will enable
many of such people to come to Portland
and will also be an inducement for many
to make a second trip.
In speaking of the new rate, A. I.
Craig, general passenger agent of the
O. R. & N., said: "We have made this
rate for the sole purpose of benefitting
the Fair. For months past we have been
advertising the Exposition throughout
the East and offering inducements for
Easterners to come to Portland. Thin
travel Is about at an end now. There are
only a few more days until it wilt be
too late for Eastern people to think of
coming to th6 Cc-ait. and In any event woti
. .... T. . . . . . : i
n&Te naa noariy an oi mat ciass oi visi
tors we can expect Now, there Is over
a month of the Exposition's lite left and
we are going, to make the local public
turn out In force. We are going to offer
a railroad inducement, not only to the
people in this section who have not yet
seen the Fair, but to all others as well.
and we think the inducement is such that
It will add greatly to the attendance
statistics of the Fair during the latter end
of Its season. We have Induced many
Eastern people to visit the Exposition
and now we are going after our neigh
A. D. Charlton, of the Northern
Pacific, expressed himself In a similar
vein. He said:
"Our company has been actuated In this
reduction by a desire to aid tho Fair.
and we think that a great amount of
good will come of this action not only to
the Fair but to Portland as well. fThc re
duced rate will be in effect for a month
and a half, and as one and one-tenth is
far below the usual excursion rate, we
look to pee a big Increase In the travel
to Portland along our lines. It has been
said that the patronage of the surround
Ing country has been slight and while
I will hardly admit that, I will say that
this new rate j&ould bring the people out,
and that is what is wanted."
The Fair officials. are highly gratified
at this action of the railroads, which was
voluntary. After the official announce
ment was made yesterday it was the
general expression that the rate would
be the means of bringing many people to
the Fair from the states affected by the
rate. A new schedule for. special days
for cities and towns will now be arranged
and what has been thought to be the fag
end of the Exposition will undoubtedly
prove to be one of its biggest months.
TWO REMEDIES FOR TRUSTS
AMERICAN BAR MEETING CON
SIDERS LIVE ISSUE.
Minority of Committee Would
Strengthen Law and Impose
NARRAGANSETTE PIER, R. T., Any.
24. An address entitled "The American
Lawyer." delivered today by Alfred
Ilemenway. of Boston, in which the
speaker touched upon many topics of
interest to the legal profession, was
the featuro of the second day's ses
sion of the American Bar Association.
The recommendation of the committee
on International law that the associa
tion oppose the repeal by Congress of
the present bankruptcy law was adopt
ed. A minority report by Walter H. Lo
gan, of New York, urged the adoption
of a resolution which proposed two
specific remedies for unlawful combin
ations which may threaten commerce,
one being the extension of the equity
Jurisdiction of the Sherman anti-trust
law. the other the taxation of corpora
tions at an increasing rate in propor
tion to capital added.
A majority and minority report of
the committee on commercial lay wan
presented. The majority report which
was adopted, recommended that the
association adhere to Its stronr tnnrf
'ito .'behalf p'a Uikruntry i&w ai" a?
part of the permanent Jurisprudence
of the United States and in behalf of
the present law, the repeal of which Is
sought in a bill now pending. The
committee also reported its disapproval
of the pending- bill.
The minority said, concerning the
resolution passed by the committee in
1903, that they were not satisfied that
there was any necessity for legislation
relative to specific remedies for any
unlawful commercial combination
which may threaten commercial Inter
The meeting adjourned at noon to
accept an invitation of the Rhode Is
land Bar Association to a steamer trip
and a short dinner.
An address by R. L. Hand, of Eliza -
oethtown, N. Y on the topic. "Govern
ment by the People." was delivered at
tonight's meeting and was followed by
a general discussion.
The reception of reports of standing
ana special committees closed the ses
sion. The election of officers will be
NARRAGANSETTE PIER. Tt- T Aur
24. (Special.) Among those elected to
the general council of the American
Bar Association at today's session was
Judge It S. Bean, of Salem, Or., repre
senting his state.
MAYORS DEBATE OWNERSHIP
All Favor Dunne's Policy Except
TOLEDO, O., Aug. 24. The only voice
raised at the convention of the League
of American Municipalities today against
municipal ownership of public utilities
was that of Mayor Woodard, of Atlanta
and the time limit cut him off before he
had reached any definite point in his ar
gument for private ownership.
The prominent champion of municipal
ownership waa Mayor Dunne, of Chicago
but Vice-Mayor George D. Jones, of Col
umbus. O., and F. S. Spciice. of Toronto.
also made strong addresses favoring the
municipal idea. Many of those who dis
cussed the subject were not In favor of
municipal ownership as an Ideal, but
seemed to regard It as a last resort to
which the municipality was being driven
by the hopelessness of securing fair terms
and honest fulfillment of obligations from
the public-service corporations.
CITIZENS CHOOSE JEROME.
Nominated forNcrr York's Mayor.
Fusion Against Tammany.
NEW YORK, Aug. 24. The city com
mtttee of the Citizen's Union, tonight by
a vote of 30 to 16. decided to offer the
nomination for the Mayoralty to District
Attorney William Travers Jerome
Tho executive committee of the Repub
lican city committee today decided in fa
vor of fusion against Tammany In the
coming Mayoralty campaign. All anti-
Tammany organizations were requested.
In a resolution, to meet at the Republican
club, August SL
KING OSCAR'S SON WILIj BE
COME KING OF NORWAY.
Swedish' Royalty Changes Front.
Negotiations for -Dissolution of
Union Soon to Begin!
STOCKHOLM, Aug. 24. According to
good authority., the feeling in government
circles regarding the accession of a
Bernadotte Prince to the Norwegian
throne has undergone a complete chance.
King Oscar no longer opposes the accept
ance of the crown by his son Charles.
As soon as the union between Norway
and Sweden Is dissolved, his answer will
be given and It probably will be in tho
SWEDEN WILD NEGOTIATE.
Council of State Takes Step to Ar
range for Dissolution.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden. August 24. At
a meeting of the Council of State today
Minister of Justice Berger presented a re
port on the decision of the ' Norwegian
Storthing approving the proposals of the
government for :ther formal opening of
negotiations with Sweden for the dissolu
tion of the union. At the some time he
proposed that King Oscar be requested
to empower the CounclMo enter Into ne
gotiations with the Norwegian govern
ment for the settlement of the questions
In dispute and also to authorize the gov
ernment to appoint delegates to meet the
On the recommendation of the Council.
the regent Crown Prince Gustavo, gave
his consent to the proposals.
LOST IN NO MAN'S LAND
Camping Party Wanders Into Swamp
in Search of Blueberries.
ESCANABA- Mich.. Aur. 24 TTmM1iw
together within an open dry spot only a
few feet square In the immense blueberry
swamps nortn or this city, a searching'
party today found Mrs. J. A. Fisher, wife
Of Bernard Fisher, chief -tns4npr of th
Northwestern road; Mrs. B. J. Snow, wife
or a Northwestern railway engineer; Ar
thur Snow, aged 12; Bessie Snow, aged 8:
Miss Evelyn Doyle, aged 19: and a child
of Mrs. Fisher, aged 7, who had become
lost in the swamps.
The party was camping and wanted
blueberries for lunch. Deserting camp
Wednesday, it struck out Into the forest
and -lost its way. A special train with 200
searches found the sextet of mirror tn.
day four miles from camp, headed into
"o iiaa's Landi ' whence no one has
Though badlv scratched and comDletnlv
prostrated, all of the members will re-.
MANY SOLDIERS DROWNED
Japanese Transport Sunk In Colli
sion With British Steamer.
TOKIO. Auc. 2L The J&naneso tmna
Dort Klnio was sunk In a collision trtth
the British steamer Baratong on August
22, in the Indian sea. One hundred and
twenty-seven invalided Japanese soldier
Tower Family Coming Home.
HAMBURG. Axis. 1 Mrs. ChftrlnmaimA
Tower, wife of the American Ambassa
dor, waa a passenger on the steamer
Bluecher. which " sailed' today for New
York. She was accompanied. by .her. sons
HIS HEART NEEDS
SALVE OF MONEY
Rich St. Louis Man Sues Wo
man Who Jilted Him for.
Breach of Promise.
SAYS PASTOR CUT HIM OUT
Got Back All Presents Except Dog
and Will Shoot That Church
He Founded Was His
ST. LOUIS. Aug. 24. (SpeclaL)-Out
stripped In the race for a young woman's
affections, he says, by Rev. John Topping,
"pastor of the Presbyterian Cfiurch In
Jennings. Adolph Krels, one of the foun
ders of the church, began a breach-of-pronjlse
suit today, against Miss Mary J.
Wilson, one of the leading workers in the
congregation, for $25, COX Kreis is one of
tho most prominent men of Jennings, a
suburb-of this city, and Miss lIson Is
the daughter of a wealthy furniture deal
er. ex-nresldent of the Christian En
deavor Society and a leader of the County
Sunday School Association.
The suit was preceded last week by the
arrest of Krels on complaint of Mr. Top
ping, who declared the former threatened
to kill him. Tho case, however, did not
come to trial, as the pastor withdrew his
All night Till Preacher Came.
Krels declares that the course of his
love for Miss Wilson ran smoothly until
Mr. Topping appeared on the scene. The
young woman, he said, had promised in
1S03 to marry him. but when Mr. Topping
was called to take charge of the church
and bocan to dlsnlar an Interest in Miss
Wilson more personal than the regard of
a pastor for a member of his flock, her
affection for her former suitor began to
wane. At his home. Krels said:
"Miss Wilson promised in 1S03 to
marry me 'in the Spring,' but she did not
say what Spring. Three months ago the
agreement waa broken by her after a
scene at her home, when"I complained of
the way I was being treated.
"I made her costly presents, but I
have them all back except two, and I
CONTENTS TODAY'S. PAPER
The Weal h or.
TESTSRDAVS Maximum temperature, 71
TODAY'S Fair.- Northwest winds.
President renews effort lp arrange compro
mise despite Czars uqiavoraoie repiy.
Jspai. changed proposition and caused Rus
sia to balk. Fa go 1.
Russia a gain fetuses to yield and hurries
preparations to continue war. Page 1.
Japanes people oppose concessions and want
war to go on. Page, 1.
Franca threatens to selxe Moroccan town un
less ber citizen Is surrendered. Page 4.
Oscar willing- to let Prince Charles take
throne of Norway. Page 4.
Taft party pays last visit In Philippines.
Government denies new charge against Bur
ton, but Moody says they are true. Page 3.
More letter-carriers given Portland. Page 3.
Chinese official tells cause of boycott Page 3.
Bar Association discuses trusts and bank
ruptcy. Page 3.
Mayors convention debates municipal own
ership. Page 3.
Citizens nominate Jerome for Mayor of New
York. Page 3.
Rich St Louisan suea woman for breach of
promise. Pago l.
Tellow fever still spreading In Louisiana, but
not In New Orleans. Page 4.
Lord Roberts soon will visit Pacific Coast.
Great flood In Colorado kills nine, persons
and destroys much property. Page 5.
Lightning burns naphtha ship and big ware
houses In New York. FagSyS.
Los Angeles loses its baseball franchise and
Oakland may be transferred to Bakers
field. Page 7.
Portland suffers severe drubbing from Los
Angeles In ball game. Page 7.
Opening ox National rifle tournament at Set
Girt. Page 7.
Ean Francisco beats Tacoma, while Oak
land whips Seattle. Page 7.
Judge Hanford decides that Chinese mer
chant can do manual labor. Page 6.
New boat Is put on Klamath Lake. Page 6.
State Treasurer Moore says Klamath Lake
Irrigation project Is certain. Page 6.
Washington land receiver disbars Murphy for
alleged sianaers. Page 6.
Salem convicts beg drinks at midnight.
Commercial and Marine.
Local hop market toucbes bottom. Page 15.
Break In wheat at Chicago. Page 15.
San Francisco hay market depressed. Page
Stocks make new high record. Page 15.
Estimate of Oregon hop crop by M. H. Durst,
or California, page IS.
An old marine caje decided. Page 14.
Battleship In collision. Page 14.
Big rait arrives. Page 14.
Lewis and Clark Exposition.
Admissions. 27,4S3. Page 10.
Spectacle of fall of Fort Moro and naval bat
tle draws thousands to Fair. Page 14.
Utah has great day at Fair. -Page 10.
Maccabees celebrate at Exposition. Page 10.
Portland and Ticlalty.
Irrigation Congress elects officers and closes
Its session. Page 11.
Railways of Northwest make a cut to one
and one-tenth rate for round trip during
Exposition period. Page 1.
Mayor signs ordinance and then recalls it to
make Investigation. Page 0.
Police determined to drive "stool-pigeons"
irom rortiana despite the detectives.
Fraud charged In suit begun by mining com
pany, .rage iz.
Los Angeles woman who created .excitement
In San Francisco by chartering skiff, row
ing to Roanoke and climbing up rope lad
der arrested .on arrival of steamer In
Portland,- Pass 1L
am going to get those. Tou see this clock
here? I made that for her myself. The
material alone cost more than 5100. There
Isa music-box attachment, so arranged
that It plays every hour. Then there was
an expensive diamond ring, a china cab
inet a dog and several other presents. I
have them all back except the china cab
inet and the dog, and I am going to get
them. She gave up the other presents
when I demanded them, but she thinks so
much of the dog that I don't know
whether or not she will want to give it
up. But I'll get it or I'll shoot the dog
Organized Church for Her.
"First she did not like the work I was
doing, and I took up another profession.
Then she objected to my church, the
Lutheran, so I organized this new Pres
byterian Church for her to work in. Then
came the pastor and the end.
"You see, everything waa all right be
tween us until the minister appeared,
and even then there was no trouble until
about six months ago. Then I thought
ho called too often. I begaqto complain,
and then one day, about three months
ago, I noticed that Miss Wilson was not
wearing my engagement ring. I com
plained 'about that, and she told me she
had forgotten It. One word led to an
other, until Anally she told me I might
consider the engagement broken."
She Denies She Promised.
Miss Wilson 13 the daughter of John D.
Wilson, a retired furniture dealer of St
Louis, who Is said to be one of the
wealthiest men In that part of the coun
try. They live in a pretty home In
Woodland, just beyond Jennings. Miss
Wilson said today:
"I have nothing to say except that at
no time did I promise to marry Mr.
Krels. My life as a consecrated Christinn
Is devoted to the work of the church
I and to my father and mother. Mr. Krels
has been treated exceptionally well in
this house, and this Is the thanks we get
"I do not know where he expects me
to get the 525.CCO. Tou see I am only a
music teacher, and have not yet been able
to save that much."
BOBS" COMING TO COAST
ADORED BRITISH GENERAL- TO
Will Investigate Canada's Military
Forces and 3Iake Tour of Great
BOSTON, Mas3., Aug. 24. (Special.)
Field Marshal Earl Roberts, commander
of the British army, will sail for America
In a few days for an extended tour "of
the United States and Canada. In Can
ada, he will Investigate the condition of
miliary iorces, ipruucatlon and n-roy
org-plzatlon. and In the United States he
will visit the famous battlefields of the
country besides visiting some of the lead
ing Army officers as a guest
His visit will take him as far as tho
Pacific Coast, arid he may extend it to
the Chinese possessions of Great Britain
He is one of only two Generals of the
first rank who have the Victoria Cross,
the other being Sir George White, and he
has besides the mutiny medal with Delhi
and Lucknow clasps, won for bravery; tho
.Indian frontier medal, the Abyssinian
J -ghan War and Kabul-Kandahar med
als, the Order of St Patrick, Grand
Cross of the Bath, 'Star of India, the
Garter, Order of Merit and other decora
tlons. He wears them all with the aim
pliclty of a great man.
ALL HAVEJBEEN PAID.
Wilson Denies Honolulu Doctor
Charged for Stanford Autopsy.
SAX FRANCISCO. Aug. 24. Referring
to a cable dispatch from Honolulu which
Intimated that efforts had been mado to
induce the autopsy surgeon and physi
cians who attended Mrs. Leland Stanford
at the time of her death, to modify their
first statements regarding poisoning. At
torney Wilson, representing the Stanford
estate, and Detective Captain Callundan
deny that there was any such attemnt
Tho statement was based on tho alleged
rejection or a claim for remuneration pre
sented oy Dr. c. it. wood, who performed
"I did not know," said Attorney Wilson
today, "that Dr. Wood had made a claim
for remuneration for his services as an
autopsy physician. There .was a claim
from Wood and Day, who are partners,
for $150, which has been paid. In fact all
the physicians connected with the last Ill
ness of Mra. Stanford have been paid. It
Is hardly rearorwhle to expect the estate
to compensate the autopsy surgeon, who
was acting for the Government The'in
timatlon that an effort has been made to
have these physicians change their state
ments Is too ridiculously absurd to require
Captain Callundan said that every legit
imate claim had been paid.
JUMPERS ARE A NUISANCE
Disturb Their Neighbors by Shrieks
and "Unseemly Xoises.
DENVER. Aug. 21. The Jumpers' Pen
tecostal Mission, In this city, wag ad
judged by Police Magistrate B. F. Staple
ton today, on complaint of residents In
the neighborhood, to be a public nuisance,
and Rev. Kent White and wife, who con
duct the mission, were fined 550 each for
disturbing the peace. The fines were sus
pended on condition that the Jumpers
cease creating disturbance by their shriek
ing and other unseemly noise.
CRUISER RAINBOW ASHORE
Philippine.. Squadron's Flagship
Beached in Mindanao.
MANILA. Aug. 25. The cruiser Rain
bow, the flagship of the Philippine squad
ron, with Rear-Admiral Relter on board,
went ashore this morning at the mouth
of the Agusan River, Butuan Bay, In
A report to Rear-Admiral Train says
that the Rainbow Is not damaged and Is
resting easily. He has dispatched" tugs
to her assistance.
IS FROZEN STIFF
Says He Has Yielded
AH He Will Yield.
LINIEVITGH RAISES HOPES
Strengthens Czar's Resolve
to Pay Indemnity,
RUSHING TROOPS TO FRONT
Japan Also Opposes Further Conces
sions, People Clamoring for
Conclusive War AVlth Xo
Danger of Renewal.
ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 25.-(3:15 A
M.) With regard to a dispatch that has
been received here saying Mr. Witte was
awaiting instructions, he Foreign Office
says It Is daily in constant communica
tion with Mr. Witte. and that he will bo
fully able to go ahead on Saturday. The
latest developments clearly indicate that
the Associated Press dispatches declaring
that Russia will never consent to the pay
ment of an Indemnity In any form repre
sent Russia's last word with reference to
the principle of monetary compensation
and the expenses of the war.
The authoritative statement made to the
Associated Press at Portsmouth, which is
In the same tenor, was met last evening
by a declaration from the official spokes
man of the Foreign Office, which was
made almost with the force of. a formal
communication, that under no circum
stances and under no disguises would the
principle of indemnity be admitted, and
this decision Is accepted by the Russian
public as final. It was declared at the
Foreign Office also that Russia's sincere
desire for peace was manifested In the
spirit of concession shown by the Russian
mission on the other disputed points, and
that, if Japan was willing to waive tbia
demand, which was consistent with neithT
er tha honor feor the dignity o Rusnia;
there would bo no trouble In arranging
peace, Japan's insistence- on indemnity
being the only barrier to the termination
of the war.
, Iiinievltch Promises Victory.
The Emperor's inflexible determination
to continue tho war rather than yield to
a demand which Is regarded as only war
rantable In the case of a vanquished na
tion Is strengthened by the latest, dis
patches received from General Llniovitvb,
In which he reports the strength of the
Russian position and speaks favorably of
the spirit and condition of his latest rein
forcements and the morale of the entire;
Reinforcements for the front are re
ported as steadily arriving. Tho Thir
teenth Corps Is on tho way, and the War
Ministry Is preparing to dispatch a com
posite corps, in case negotiations for
peace fall. Only regular troops and re
servists are now being forwarded, and it
is reported that the City of Moscow Gren
adiers have received marching orders.
Vladivostok a Hard Xut.
A competent military attache of a Eu
ropean power, who is acquainted thor
oughly with the defensive facilities at
Vladivostok, has Informed the Associated
Press that the Japanese will find that
fortress a harder nut to crack than .Port
Arthur, If they decide to break off nego
tiations. This authority declares that
the Japanese fleet will not be able to co
operate with the attacking army except
In the way of an Ineffective bombardment
of the sea front, as the mine fields and
heavy artillery make It out of the question
for big ships to run by the fortress and
get in touch' with the besiegers on the
This attache noticed, during a trip
through Russia, from which he has Just
returned, that the southern fortresses
were practically denuded of heavy artil
lery, which has been emplaced at the ap
proaches to the fortress at Vladivostok.
"Vladivostok," he says, "Is a year's
task, at least, and more expensive than
RUSSIA'S FACE ALREADY LOST- 1
Japan Scoffs at.Her Plea and Wnntg
PORTSMOUTH. N. H.. Aug. 24.-Ac-
cording to Japanese information, Baron
Komura and Mr. Takahira are opposed
to the waiving of the demand for war
expenditures. This authority said:
In the conference the Japanese conten
tion was that, in conceding the ante
bellum demands of Japan, Russia admit
ted either that she was beaten or tha
her attitude prior to the war was unjus
tified, and In either case Japan holds that
Russia should pay the cost of tho war.
Japan feels that Russia's talk of 'saving
her face is hardly reasonable, claiming
that her face was lost 'when she conceded
the antebellum demands, which, consti
tuted the real casus belli."
Advices received by the Japanese mis
sion from home say that Japanese publics
opinion is not only bitterly opposed to fur
ther concessions, but favors even harsher
terms than those originally presented.
The Japanese people feel, and their feel
ings. It Is said, will be respected by tho
government that to weaken now would
mean that Japan must reopen the war In
"Better fight it pow, while we have an
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