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VOL. XXV.- NO. 14,005.
PORTLAND, OREGON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1905.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
DOORS SHUT ON
Attempt to Paclr Rate,
ANTIS ORGANIZE A BOLT
Refuse to Sign Pledge to Sup
POLICEMEN GUARD DOORS
Interstate Commerce Law Conven
tion Repels Attack of Rail
roads' Friends Two Fac
tions Sleet Separately.
CHICAGO. Oct. 26.-Refusing to stand
for President Roosevelt's policy for the
regulation of railroad rates, a large num
ber of delegates to the Interstate Com
merce Law Convention were barred from
the convention of that organization today,
and thereupon held a separate meeting to
give expression to their ideas on the sub
ject. The original convention was held
in Stelnway Hall, while the "anti" con
vention met in Music or Studebaker Hall,
several blocks distant.
Aware of the alleged attempt to thwart
the purpose of the convention, the dele
gates at Stelnway Hall refused to admit
delegates, although properly accredited,
unless they would agree to support the.
President's rate plan. These delegates ob
jected to the procedure, demanding that
they be given the right of free speech,
while the opposition charged they were
sent by the railroads and other alleged
unfair interests to pack the convention.
A number .of exciting scenes followed be
fore the meetings were called to order.
The number of delegates at each conven
tion was about equal, ranging between
400 and 500. Speeches, organization and
resolutions- including one which was pre
scted in the Studebaker Hall' convention,
asking the President to settle the dispute
as to which was the regular convention,
but upon which no action was taken, oc
cupied the time of the first meeting of the
convention. The convention will continue
In session tomorrow, when resolutions
will be adopted -by the Stelnway Hall con
vention In "favor of the President's policy.
Preparing for a Bolt.
At a preliminary meeting in the Audito
rium Annex, presided over by D. M. Par
ry, president of the National Manufactur
ers' Association, the so-called railroad In
terests declared their purpose to have
free speech In the convention and to hold
a "rump" convention If the other faction
applied the "gag" rule. Delegates repre-
entingthe coaldealers held a meeting at
the Great Northern Hotel and later went
over in a body to the "railroad crowd"
at the Auditorium. Upon their arrival at
the Auditorium, badges reading "Inter
state Law Convention, Supervision, Not
Commercial Revolution," were distrib
uted. "Wearing the badges conspicuously,
all the delegates at the Auditorium An
nex meeting, headed by D. M. Parry and
Robert Lake, of Michigan, marched in a
body to Stelnway Halloas the so-called
"Bacon" or "regular" ''delegates were as
sembling. Following' the plan decided upon by an
executive committee to avoid a clash with
the dissenting or Parry faction, no dele
gates had been admitted to the convention
except those who subscribed to what the
officers of the organization called the
"creod and articles of faith," which In
dorsed President Roosevelt's message ask
ing enabling legislation by Congress en
larging the powers of the Interstate Com
merce Commission, so that It may regu
late freight rates subject to judicial re
Police Shut Out Antls.
In addition to th.e police, half a dozen
"regular" delegates guarded every door
leading to the hall, and those who had not
signed indorsement of President Roose
velt's message were denied- admission
Mayor Dunne was an early arrival, and
he congratulated the officers on Ihelr de
cision to bar delegates charged with being
in sympathy with the railroads.
"I wlli sec that you have all the police
men needed to hold your convention with
out interference from the railroad lobby
Ists," said Mayor Dunne.
Among later arrivals was Governor
Cummins, of Iowa.
Judge S. H. Cowan received the follow
ing telegram from Washington Just be
fore the convention was called to order:
Judce S. H. Cowan I hope that the con
vention will resist to the utmost the ad
mittance of any delegate who will not
slcn the proposed pledge. Let the railroad
. hired men exhibit their free passes and go
home. If thev outnumber you by violence.
go elsewhere and hold a Roosevelt con
vention. W. E. CHANDLER.
Ex-United States Senator from New
Mr. Klesel's Birthright.
The first disturbance was created by F.
J. Kiesel, Ogden, Utah, said to be a repre
sentative of the railroad faction. He en
tcred the anteroom ot- the hall and de
manded that the statement which dele
gates wore asked to sign be read aloud.
which the clerk in charge of .the rcgistra
tion declined to do.
"I will never surrender my right as an
American citizen by putting my name in
that book," shouted Mr. Kiesel. "I will
not sign away -my birthright."
Followed by several friends, the dele
gate then, left the room.
In the absence of E. C. Bacon, chairman
of the executive committee, who Is 111,
Judge S. H. Cowan, of Texas, called the
convention to order.
I know that the delegates who are here
will abide by the action of the executive
committee and indorse the railroad-rate
regulation advocated by our great Presl-'
dent, Theodore Roosevelt," sard Judge
Cowan. "We might have had more dele
gates had we the means to bring them
here. We paid our expenses, and we have;
a thoroughly representative body pres
The mention of President Roosevelt's
name was greeted with long-continued ap
R. W. Higbee, of New Tork, was chosen
chairman of the convention. Meanwhile
the Parry procession of delegates had
reached Stelnway Hall. The doorkeeper
offered F. H. Mason, secretary of the Buf
falo Chamber of Commerce, a pledge al
ready prepared. After looking-at (-the
pledge. Mason said: mr
"I am a regularly accredited delegate,
and I ask to be admitted," offering ,his
credentials at the same time.
"You must sign this to be admitted."
"I will not do so," returned Mr. Mason.
Antls Organize Rump.
H. C. Ellwood, chairman of the Buffalo
delegation, was refused admittance. Then
one by one the other Parry delegates went
to the door and were refused. When the
last man had. been refused admittance.
the Parry party went, in a.'bpdy tp Stude
baker Hall, where nearly 200 delegates as
sembled for a so-called "rump" conven
F. J. Bradley, of Haverhill, MassH.was
elected temporary chairman of the Stude
baker Hall convention, and made a brief
speech, advocating calm and dispassionate
discussion of the matters under consider
When I was elected a delegate, I came
here with an opon mind and unlnstructed,
and I did not intend to bind myself to
any view without a hearing of the mat
ter," he said.
T. B. Aldrich, of Colorado, was elected
Delegate W. A. Meesc characterized the
meeting at Stelnway Hall as "a meeting
ruled by two policemen and one man."
Delegate Meese offered a resolution to
appoint a committee to present the de
barred delegates' grievances to the Bacon
meeting, in session at Stelnway Hall.
It was finally decided, after the Meese
motion had been defeated, to have a roll
call of states for the appointment of one
delegate from each state as a member of
a committee on credentials. A recess'untll
2 o'clock was then taken.
At Stelnway Hall, meanwhile. Mayor
Dunne, who was recently elected to office
as a Democrat, warmly welcomed the
delegates who signed the Roosevelt
pledge. The Mayor said:
Dunne Speaks for Ownership,
There is no more important Question
before the country toaay man rauroaa
rates. There are three- dJircrcnt classes
who view this railroad rate question from
different nolnts of view. One "class, be
lieve a railroad should be run like a gro-
.cery. and charge one customer ?L a pound
Class approves President Roosevelt's plan
for the governmental regulation oi rail
road rates. The third class, which is nu
merically increasing each year, -believes
that the proper solution is for the Gov
ernmen to own and operate tho railroads.
If they do not, the railroads will control
John W. Kern, representing the Indian
apolis Commercial Association, said that
D. M. Parry Is a member of an Indiana
organization, and "that after a sharp con
test Mr. Parry's efforts to instruct the
delegates against the Roosevelt rate reg
ulation plan were defeated by a vote of
ten to one.
After the secretary had read the call
for the convention, the chairman appoint
ed committees on credentials and perma
nent organization, and the convention
took a recess..
About 500 delegates signed the pledge
which made them eligible Jo enter the
Stelnway Hall convention.
The so-called "antl" convention recon
vened In the afternoon in Studebaker
Hall, and the "regulars" met an hour
later Jn"Etelnway Hall.
Regulars Stand liy Roosevelt.
While the Studebaker Hall meeting
was In session, the Stelnway Hall conven
tion effected organization by election of
the following officers:
Chairman, W. E. Hughes, Colorado; vice
chairman, John W. Kern. Indiana; secre
tary, P. E. Goodrich, Indiana.
The report of the committee- on creden
tials was read and approved, and all dele
gates in the hall -were- seated.
Mr. Hughes discussed the President's
position as to railroad rates, saying:
This is what the people at present want:
what the people of the great West want,
and what we shall earnestly and persist
ently demand. The people of the West
are not unmindful or what tne railroads
have done for them. They have brought
the comforts, even the luxuries of life, to
every door. They hastened the develop
ment of the country: made the wheels go
faster, as It were. The last & years have
brought a sreat chance. At this time
about all the nubile utilities of the coun
trytransportation, insurance, food, light
and water have passed Into the hands of
corporations. These soulless creations or
modern law own about all that Is valuable
now. and hold it with a grip that death
never relaxes. I think I can truthfullv
say to you today, that, unless you put
the railroads under' state and Federal
control, neither your wealth nor well
being will be advanced In this generation
nor in the next. Now this question is
right up to you. Wo want, in my opinion,
to here draft and pass strong resolutions
upon this subjcctrio appoint committees
from every state represented here to got
right after the Senators from the respect
ive states with the proceedings of this
convention. If they are with the President
we want to know it. If they are with
the corporations, we want to know It.'
Xntis Hotly Denounced.
Among'those on the committee on reso
lutions were appointed J. H. Call, Califor
nia, and W. A.-Holmes. Kansas. A com
munication was received from the rail
road advocates at Studebaker Hall, say
ing they were "the convention," and ask
ing the "regulars" to join with them.
This caused much discussion, and the
"enemy" was hotly denounced by Call, of
California, and others.
A committee was appointed to reply to
the communication, after which a resolu
tion Introduced by J. W. Kern, of Indian
apolis, was adopted under suspension of
the rules. It Is as follows:
Resolved. That the so-called convention
assembled In Studebaker Hall for the pur
pose of aiding the railroad companies to
defeat the efforts of President "Roosevelt'
In behalf of ithe people has assembled
without authority of.thls association, but
fairly represents thejfeorporato forces, un-
Concluded 05 Pace 4.)
Largest Increase in Postal Re
ceipts for the Fiscal
" - Year of 1905.
OREGON LEADS THE STATES
Business of the Presidential Offices
Shows Effects or Exposition.
Comparative Figures for
All Xorthwcst Cities.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Oct 26. No city in the United
States made such proportionate gains in
postal receipts last year as Portland; no
state. In proportion to Its size, showed
such an Increase as Oregon. True, the re
ceipts of Portland and of Oregon are
small compared with the states of the
East, but, taken on a basis of population,
the Exposition city and the Exposition
state carry off the honors, as borne out
by the report of the Auditor for the
The Auditor has Just completed a com
pilation of receipts of all Presidential
postofflces In the United States for the
12 months ending June 3). It Is
shown that Portland In that year con
tributed 5416.(62 to the postal fund, as
against $353,293 In the previous year,
while the total receipts of Presidential
offices in Oregon reached 5717.601' during
the past year, as compared with 5619.219
the year before.
Below Is a full statement of tho receipts
of Presidential offices In the Northwest
ern States for 1304 and 1905:
Baker City . 10.44R
Burns .............. 2,035
Condon ............. ......
Cottage Grove 4.200
Korett Grove . 4.222
Grant' Pass 7.9.07
Hood Rlvr 3.839
Independence ... ...v. .2.833
Jacksonville 1,1 IS
Junction City - ' M.M
Klamath Falls 2.973
La Grande 9,038
Mount Angel 2.718
Oregon City 9.170
Pendleton , 13.891
Totals 5 010.213
THREE LEWISTON MEN
W11XIAM r. KETTENBACH."
Pomeroy . v ......
Port TownscndT.. ..
a 04 4
Sedro Wooley. ...
Snohomish - -
Sprague ..... ... . ...
5I.00S.77S -i 51,
Coeur d'Alenc. .......
Nampa . .. j
Totals 5 21.0S0 5 23.304
IRRIGATE FROM T1ETAN RIVER
Reclamation Engineers Recommend
t Project In Yakima Valley.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington. OcL 26. Prospects are bright for
the early construction of two Federal
Irrigation projects In the State of Wash
ington. Field parties have been making
surveys during the past season, and at a
recent meeting of the consultlnsTSoard of
Reclamation Service engineers to consider
plans and estimates, two projects were
favorably commended, viz., tho Okanogan
project In Northern Washington, and the
Tletan project near North Yakima.
The Tletan project, which was submit
ted, to the Secretary of the Interior to
day for approval, contemplates the irriga
tion of 24.000 acres of Ifradun Yakima Val
ley by water txkeir from the Tletan "Riv
er. The natural flow of Uiis stream In
the vicinity of the proposed system Is suf
ficient for the requirements of the project
and for the only canal taking water from
the river, but. In order to satisfy existing
rights below the mouth of the Tletan
River, it will be necessary to provide
storage for about 50,00") acre-feet of wa
ter, and suitable reservoir sites have been
located In Bumping Lake, on the head
waters of Natchez River, and In either
Lake Keechelus, Kachess or CIcalum, on
the headwaters of the Yakima River.
The land to be Irrigated Is of excellent
quality and well adapted to the produc
tion, of high-priced crops, fruit, hops, etc.,
which are now being produced in large
quantities on adjoining land. On account
of the possibilities for high development.
It Is probable that the farm unit will be
small, and that the land would easily
bear a considerably higher cost than the,
estimated price ot tne water right, which
Is 535 per acre
The situation is somewhat complicated
by the great number of" existing water
rights, which will have to be adjudicated,
and the claims of the Indian reservation
to the water- In Yakima River, which
must be considered, but It Is hoped that
a satisfactory arrangement can be made
and early construction begun.
The Okanogan project, recently recom
mended for approval, will cost 530 per
WEALTH ANDJEAUTY JOIN
Xordica "Will 3rarry Delamar, Silver
NEW YORK, Oct. S5. (Special.) Mme.
"Lillian Nordica will soon become the
bride of Captain Joseph R. De La liar,
the wealthy owner of the Idaho silver
mine that bears his name.
The engagement was learned today on
seemingly good authority. The" singer
could not be Keen to verify the Informa
tion, but Captain De La Mar would not
deny It was so.
Seattle Man the Chief.
CHICAGO, OcL 26. The National Grand
Lodge of Good Templars today elected as
National Grand Chief Templar George F.
Cottcrlll of Seattle.
WHO ARE PRINCIPALS IN IDAHO LAND-FRAUD CASES
JOEL II. "BENTON.
. ... - .
ARE SOT AGREED
Take. Opposite Sides in the
ONE IS SENT TO NEBRASKA
31. C. Oullom Said to Be AVorklng
With Kettenbach People and to
Hnve Secured Information
(MOSCOW. Idaho., Oct. 26. (Staff Cor
respondence.) There Is a lull" In the land
fraud cases, but It does not mean that
the Investigation is at an end. The lid
Is on Just now, but indications are that
before the hundred odd witnesses that
have been summoned to appear before
the Federal grand Jury are through tes
tifying the lid will be lifted and thrown
Here In XTpscow there are almost" as
many rumors afloat as there are lips to
speak them. To begin with, there seems
to have been a right lively row between
the Government special agents sent out
from Washington to show up the shame
of Idaho In connection with the land
From reliable sources It has been
learned that one of the agents has allied
himself with the Government1, and be
cause United States District Attorney N.
M. Rulck owes his appointment to Sen
ator Heyburn. It is charged by the Sen
ator's enemies that this inspector Is lined
up to help the Senator as much as he
can. The Inspector's name Is F. S.
One Inspector Is Removed.
H. C. Cullom, said to be related-to Sen
ator Cullom, of Illinois; the other Inspec
tor, Is said to havo allied himself with
the Kettenbach-Kester people, who are
under indictment for conspiracy to de
fraud the Government. Special Agent
Cullom worked on the. case up until sev
eral days ago. when he received an or
der from Washington sending him to
Friction between the two Government
inspectors has been common street gos
sip, and tho sudden removal has caused
no end of comment. It Is said that Cul
lom's investigation resulted' In. his ob
taining much information that tended to
Involve Senator "Heyburn, and there are
people here who go as far as to say that
It was because Cullom had obtained this
Information about Senator Heyburn that
he was moved.
Cullom did not take his removal kind
ly and It Is said that he has stated to
several people that an effort had been
made by the District Attorney to obtain
from him certain affidavits and other tes
timony in his possession which is said
to implicate the junior Senator from
Hangs on to Affidavits.
One story has it that District At
torney Rulck had served Cullom with
a subpena and had endeavored to get
from him what he knew. Cullom re
fused to divulge and is said to have
declared that he will lay the result of
his Investigation before Secretary
Whether there Is anything in the
story remains to be seen. At any rate,
Cullom Is gone, having left Wednes
day for Nebraska. On the train from
Lewiston Cullom met and talked with
a prominent member of the Lewiston
Chamber of Commerce and to him ho
is said to have declared that, although
he was going- away for the time being-,
he would bo back within ten days, and
when ho returned he would bring with
him another Government Inspector
and would continue his Investigations.
So far the grand Jury has heard no
testimony regarding- tho land-fraud,
cases. District Attorney Rulck hus
been engaged In the prosecution of a
number of minor cases. lie has de
layed bringing up land-fraud testi
mony until such time as these minor
cases are out of the way. His reason
for doing this, ho states, is to ques
tion In person "tho witnesses that are
to be heard.
N Night Session of Grand Jury.
In order to be in a position to reach
these land-fraud cases tomorrow a
night session was held tonight to send
to the Jury the case of John V. Gld
dcon, charged with stage robbery. It
GEORGE IL KESTER.
Is believed that tomorrow will see the
land-fraud Investigation In full swing.
The Ketenbach-Kester case will be
first and there Is every reason to be
lieve that not only one, but a number
of Indictments will be found against
these Lewiston men. No secret was
made of this. When these indictments
arc returned the old indictments
against these defendants will be dis
missed. The indictments returned against
Kettenbach and Kester were , rushed'
through In order to forestall Hhe stat
ute of limitations and were considered
to be In a measure faulty. Since they
were returned the District Attorney's
office has become possessed of a great
deal of new testimony, and it Is upon
this testimony that the new Indict
ments will be returned. It will bg on
new Indictments that the defendants
will be tried when they come into
Witness Wants to Fight.
While the trial of minor cases has
been going on District Attorney Ruick
and assistant, Miles s. Johnson, have
not been idle. They have had a num
ber of witnesses before them who are
to testify before the grand Jury. To
day among those who appeared before
the Government's prosecutor was a
witness named Ed Knight, of Lew
iston. Knight did not take kindly to the
sweating process. He was told to tell
what he knew about the land-fraud
cases and Is said to have refused, stat
ing that he "would tell what he knew
before the grand Jury and to no one
else. Inspector O'Fallon took a hand
In the attempt to draw the witness
out and Knight lost his temper, pulled
off his coat and wanted to tight the
MAYOR TEARS UP TRACK
Ogden Traction Company Comc-
Conflict With City.
OGDEN, Utah. Oct. 26. The action of
the Ogden Traction Company in double
tracking a bridge in the main part of the
city resulted In the tearing up of the
newly-Iald tracks by numbers of citizens
and police led by "Mayor Glassman In per
son. The work of .demolition was half
way through when two directors In the
company and a Deputy Sheriff arrived on
the scene and made an effort to save the
tracks. The Sheriff had no warrant.
however, and. as armed resistance was
threatened him. he took no action.
Thp company laid the track under the
authority of a franchise granted some
years ago. The Mayor's action Is taken
under a state law, which, he claims.
makes the franchise void.
THE DAY'S DEATH RECORD
Count Tcrsanncs, Paris.
CALLAO, Peru, Oct. 26. Count Ter
sannes, Peruvian representative of the
Soclete General, of Paris, died here
General Sir Charles W. Wilson.
LONDON, Oct. 26. Major-General
Sir Charles William Wilson died to
night, aged 69 years.
Cunllffe Pleads Guilty.
PITTSBURG. Oct. 26. Edward G. Cun-
lllTe. the Adams Express robber, todnv
pleaded guilty to two charges of lar
ceny, representing a total of 5101.000
Sentence was suspended until Saturday.
He has no counsel. The belief is grow-
ms in.il uuniine is mentally unbal
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
TODATS Fair. North to east winds.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. 53
ueg-.; minimum, its.
J"t. Petersburg spends day of Danlc. Pairc 1
Czar mikes hurried concessions to popular
uomanus. rage 1.
Only tratns moving in Russia are run by
soiaiers. rage 1.
Wltte will head cabinet and right ef meet-
. ing will be granted. Page 1.
Students build barricades at Kharkolt and
march out with honors of war. Page 1
Kaiser makes speeches warning army to be
reaay ror war. Fage S.
Loubet's distribution ot favors splits Span
l.th Cabinet. Page S.
New Orleans jrfves Roosevelt such an ova
tlon that he cannot speak. Page 4.
Portland and Oregon show largest Increase
in postal receipts. Page 1.
New York Republicans call convention to
nominate Jerome, 'which Insures his elec
tlon. Page 3.
Rate law convention opens with uproar and
railroad faction bolts. Page 1.
Gorman defends negro disfranchisement In
Maryland. Page 4.
Truesdale declares Mutual Life invesiiga
tlon will be genuine. Page 14.
More revelations about Enterprise "Bank
failure. Page 4.
Harriman and Miss Roosevelt arrive In New
York. Page 4.
Pacific Coast scores: San Francisco 4. Port
land S; Seattle 7. Los Angeles 1; Tacoma
2, Oakland 0. Page 7.
Government inspectors take sides In Idaho
land-fraud Investigation. Fage- 1.
Thousands of Oregon corporations are de
linquent dnder license law. Page 0.
Oregon convict working on highway makes
his escape. Page 12.
Eastern Washington farmer Is robbed of
shoes and coat. Page 0.
Swlftwater BUTs divorcee hastens to wed a
laundry-wagon driver. Page 0.
Commercial and Marine.
Conditions In hop market explained by A. J.
Ray. Page 15.
All wheat markets agitated by Russian de
velopments. Page 13.
Dayton barley pool sold. Page 13.
Stock market heavy and declining. Page. 15.
Seven steamers arrive In port early this
morning and ten vessels are chartered for
wheat movement. Page 7.
Portland and Vicinity.
Water Board reopens bids and admits stecl
rlveted pipe to competition. Page 11.
Lauren Pease is arrested on charge of em
bezzlement; he denies guilt. Page 10.
G. Faxshm.in. saloonkeeper charged with
keeping open after hours, charges Ser
geant Taylor with perjury, as do.ea his
counsel, W. E. Thomas. Page 11.
Creditors of George Antone oppose his dis
charge in bankruptcy, alleging that he
concealed property. Page 10.
Henry Oregle held up and robbed of 1 25 at
Holbroolc. Page 11.
Washington takes many prizes for fruit ex
hibit. Page 14.
Confusion grows worse j art admirers in
bands of police. Page 10.
Two Important Points
CABINET AND RIGHT TO MEET
Witte Will Proclaim Policy to
TROOPS TRY TO MOVE CARS
Struggle to Avert Famine in Capital.
Students Build Fort at Klinrkorr.
Russia Is Cut orf From
Itest of Europe.
ST. PETERSBURG. Oct. (Spe
clat) At a revolutionary meeting
held last evening, which was attended
by nearly every student and pro
fessor at the university, it was an
nounced that a provisional revolution
ary government had been formed
Those present were warned to be
ready for prompt action as soon as
After the meeting a mob of 5000.
carrying red Hags and singing revo
lutionary songs, marched down Nevskl
Prospect. It was Anally dispersed at
the point ot the bayonet.
Hardly an ounce of food remains
unsold In the city and famine condi
tions will prevail Friday.
ST. PETERSBURG. Oct. 26. St. Pe
tersburg was in a panic today, but to a
large extent without reason. The most
sensational rumors were in circulation,
and the shopkeepers on all except a
few of the principal streets closed their
stores and boarded up the doorf and
window's, while peaacful-minded innab
Itants kept within doors. Anxiety was
evidenced In the whole atmospnere of
the city, but so far nothing: has oc
curred to justlfj these fears. There
were no disorders.
General Tropoff, who lias been placed
in command of the St. Petersburg garri
son; and given an additional division of
reinforcements, declares that he Is
amply able to maintain order and tno
police are allowing the strikers to ent
their enthusiasm so as to avoid a dem
onstration. General Trepoff Instructed
the police not to interfere with the
parades so long as they were ordcrlj,
huz he gave notice tonight that he was
prepaied to cope firmly with any dis
order, lie had printed In all the even
ing papers a notification that the troops
would tomorrow be ordered to use ball
cartridges In case there should be any
Soldiers Moving: Trains.
By the greatest exertions the gov
ernment today succeeded in movinjr
trains manned by military operatives
on a few railroads. Traffic was resume!
irregularly on the Moscow and SL Pe
tersburg railroad and on lines from
Moscow to Brest and Kazan. Tne first
efforts were directed to the moving of
cattle trains, so as to meet the pinch
of approaching famine in the two capi
tals, and one tralnload of cattle ar
rived at St. Petersburg and anotner at
Moscow. A scanty supply of milk, but
ter and eggs Is arriving in St. Peters
burg over the Finland Railroad, tho
employes of which refuse to strike.
The situation, however, cannot he re
garded as much improved. The strikers
at their meetings today were as deter
mined as ever to continue the strike
and the full force of the government
railroad battalions is almost helpless
In the face of the general, strike on tno
railroads. The most encouraging feat
ure of the situation is the absence ot
any widespread disorder.
Tlcbcl Fort at Kharkoff.
-Picturesque details have been re
ceived of the uprising- at Kharkoff,
where students and strikers tdok pos
session of the locality in the center of
the city containing the university, tha
cathedral and other buildings, threw
up barricades, constructed a regular
fortress and elected a provisional gov
ernment, but cool beads on either side
effected an arrangement which mado
It unnecessary for the troops to storm
the revolutionary citadel, the defenders
of which marched out with full honors
' Minor tumults are reported from
ether cities, but In general the strikers
are adhering to their determination to
make the protest In orderly fashion In
order to show themselves to be fit for
Concessions Are Extorted.
The strike has proved most effective
In forcing the government to speedy
action on measures which have been
slumbering in commission for many
weeks. Wednesday night the minis
ters after a Ave hours' session finished
the final draft ot a law creating a re
sponsible council of ministers and to
day completed the revision of tne stat
ute granting freedom of assembly, both
of which will be taken to "Emperor
Nicholas tomorrow for signature. To
night the ministers held another ses-
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