The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, March 26, 1905, Image 1

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VOL. XXIV IsQ. 13.
Secret Agents Meet
in Stockholm.
AH Nations of Europe
Urged Him On
AH Those in Secret Profess
Total Ignorance. -
-Preliminary Pourparlers Held In the
Northern Capital, Believed to Be
Stockholm One Great
Obstacle Seen.
PARIS, March 28.-0:30 A. M.)-Inqulry
late last night tends to strongly confirm
the statement In last evening's dispatch
that approaches toward peace between
Russia and Japan have already begun at
.a private conference In a Northern Eu
ropean capital. In view of the statement
from St. Petersburg that, pourparlers were
going- on In Paris, the Associated Press
last .night called at the Russian Embassy
and the Japanese Legation. Ambassador
Xclidoff stated 'specifically that he knew
nothing about such negotiations being In
progress here and Minister Motono, while
declining to discuss the general question
of peace, -anthorited the statement that
no pourparlers were occurring in Paris.
At the foreign ' office It was also stated
thai officials there were not aware of
steps toward peace.
The foregoing statements by Count Neli
doff and Dr. Motono, while Indicating that
negotiations are not proceeding here, do
not alter the main statement that peace
preliminaries are actually progressing
elsewhere. The Teal explanation Is prob
ably to be found in the Paris dispatch of
last evening that a preliminary confer
ence had already been held at a North
ern capital. There are strong Indications
that this capital is Stockholm, and that
the negotiations will be conducted at
Stockholm, if the preliminaries prove suc
cessful. Copenhagen also Is mentioned,
but it is understood that the point was
raised against past or future conferences
there that there is a large and Influential
British element at that capital, whose
sympathies might be hostile to Russia.
The personage acting for Russia ia the
preliminary stage of the negotiations is
described as a "leading General." The
personage acting for Japan is not dis
closed, but he is believed to be one who
has heretofore taken no prominent part
la Japanese affairs. There Is reason to
believe that St. Petersburg and Toklo
are aware of the .results of the meeting
and that simjlar Information is In the pos
session of certain diplomatic circles In
Paris. This simultaneous receipt of Iden
tical Information In St. Petersburg and
Paris probably accounts for St. Peters
burg's view that the preliminaries actu
ally occurred here.
Concerning the final result of peace ef
forts, they seem to hinge less upon the
actual terms than upon Japanese willing
ness to pause during the successful cul
mination of her military campaign, as
Japan is proceeding on the theory that,
once in possession of Vladivostok, she
can dictate her own terms. Including In
demnity, which Russia thus farhas
strongly resisted.
Russia and Japan Learned Basis-
Europe Brought United Pressure.
PARIS, March 25. It is said In quar
ters having means of information, that
Russia's steps toward peace have already
taken a tentative form at a private con
ference held within recent days at one
of the small capitals of Northern Eu
rope. The purpose of this appears to
have been to bring together personages
representing both sides, neither having
credentials to discuss formal terms of
peace, but to learn, informally, what each
side expects, and what tentative basis
seemed possible. The nature of this ex
change does not warrant Its being con
sidered a definite peace movement, but
It Is understood to have given each side
an opportunity to Judge the view of the
other, and it has clearly shown Russian
disposition towards peace.
There Is reason to believe that both St.
Petersburg and Tokio know the results
of this conversation, and that It is the
basis of the renewed St. Petersburg re
ports that peace is imminent. However,
the discussion does not seem to have re
sulted in much progress, as everything
awaits Russia's willingness to adopt of
ficial steps to secure peace.
In this connection it is sald.that prac
tically all Europe has lately urged Em
peror Nicholas to make peace, the King
of Portugal being the latest to make
an appeal. This pressure from Europe,
together with the military and financial
reverses, appears to have influenced Em
peror Nicholas to try some acceptable set
tlement. Owing to the growing definlteness of
the peace reports, officials and diplomats
here are discussing how St. Petersburg
and Toklo will be able to treat directly ,
while the usual channels of communica
tion are severed. It is said this is likely
to occur by a meeting in a neutral capital
similar to the Informal meeting alreitdy
held. Mention is made of Stockholm and
Copenhagen as advantageous points.
Such a method of direct communication
Is now considered more likely than
through the medium of the French Min
ister at Toklo. It Is officially asserted
that the latter has not yet been asked
to act In any peace capacity.
Discount on the Bourse today went up
2 per cent in anticipation of heavy demand
.for' money in connection with the pro
posed Russian loan.
Few Know of Negotiations, and They
Will Not Tell.
LONDON, March 25. Officials and dip
lomats In London preserve a sphynxllke
silence on the subject of peace prospects
in the Far East. The Information con
tained In the Associated Press dispatches
from St. Petersburg today was conveyed
to Baron Hayashl, the Japanese Minister
to Great Britain. The Minister disclaimed
all knowledge of negotiations, and re
peated his former statements that Japan
Intended to continue the -war until Rus
sia expressed a desire to make terms of
While naturally It Is Impossible to ob
tain any direct confirmation from official
sources, the manner of reception of the
Associated Press information by officials
conveys the Impression that there Is cog
nizance of tentative proceedings at least,
and that much more Is known than will
be admitted. In well-informed circles in
London it has been known for some time
that peace in the near future is not only
possible, but probable. All movements
leading up to the commencement of ac
tual negotiations have been concealed un
der such a successful show of Ignorance
that even those In the closest confidence
of the highest personages have been de
ceived. A British official said to the As
sociated Press today:
"Even if I knew it were true that these
negotiations were going on, I would con
sider It little less than a crime to give
out even a hint of their nature, so much
hangs in the balance and so much might
be lost by premature disclosures."
Czar Knew Them Before He Sum
moned War Council.
"WASHINGTON, March 25. When the
dispatch from St, Petersburg regarding-
peace was shown the diplomat to
day on whose authority the Associated
Press on March 13 announced from
Washington that the Russian Emperor
knew the general terms on which Ja
pan would conclude peace, he said:
"The source .of my original Informa
tion on this subject was a high .one,
but It Is gratifying to receive this con
firmation. The European powers, nota
bly France, have for some time buen
endeavoring to find out on what terms
Japan would accept peace. These have
been ascertained in a general way, and
have been communicated to St. Peters
burg; When he called his War Coun
cil on March 24 the Emperor knew
these terms, and doubtless communi
cated them to his Ministers.
"The reason for Japan's apparent ret
icence regarding the opening of peace
negotiations is not. as far as I can
learn, to a desire to continue the
war, but that the Toklo Govern
ment wishes to be certain that Russia
is proceeding to peace negotiations In
good faith, and Is not playing for time,
as she did in the negotiations prior to
the war."
They, May Be Conducted Formally at
ST. PETERSBURG, March 25 (6 P.
M.). The Information contained in
Concluded on Second Page.)
Dr. John Watson, widely known under the pn name of "Ian Maclaren.
who has. resigned the pastorship of Set ton Park Presbyterian Church at Liver
pool. Ji famous as thr. author of "The Bonnie Brier Bush." "The 311 nd of the
Master." "The Life of the Master and other notable works. He was born at
Mannlngtree. England. November 3. 1S50. hut was taken to Scotland -while a
child. After studying at Edinburgh University. New College and at Tubingen,
he was licensed to preach by the Free Church of Scotland In 1S74. and for a time
-was pastor at Logiealmond. Perthshire, which he has made famous as Dramtochtr.
Then he occupied a Glasgow pulpit for three years, and in 1SS0 went to the
Sefton Park Church. His sermons are remarkable for clearness, eloquence and
Candidates for Presi
dent Already Out
Fairbanks Has the Lead for
Next Nomination,
Republicans Have Long Roll of Able
Men, Tried by Much Service,
for Succession to Presi
dent Roosevelt.
ington. March 25 Although three years
will elapse before a delegate is elected
to the next National convention, an ac
tive campaign Is already In progress for
the Republican nomination for President.
Four years ago It was known that Presi
dent McKlnley would not be a candidate
for re-election at the end of his term
and in a quiet way a campaign for the
succession began at that time. Then, as
now, the Vice-President was known to
be a candidate for the next higher of
fice. Then, as now, some members of
the Cabinet, as well as a number of Sena
tors, were possibilities, . if not actually
and openly In the field for the nomina
tion. The tragedy at Buffalo made
Roosevelt President and gave him such
an advantage over all other candidates
that his selection was a foregone con
clusion months before the convention was
The cheers of the multitude which
greeted Roosevelt when he took the oath
of office March 4 had scarcely died away
when the activity of the campaign for
the succession began In earnest. At pres
ent three men may be said to be pro ml
nently in the field, and have the great
ambition which fascinated Clay, Webster.
Calhoun. Douglas. Blaine, Corikllng and
Sherman, men whose""" mentaT'callber ana?
distinguished careers entitled them to
consideration. These three . are distin
guished men also. Charle W. .Fairbanks
has been Senator and Is Vice-President:
Joseph B. Fo raker has been twice Gov
ernor and is now Senator; Leslie M. Shaw
has been twice Governor and is now Sec
retary of the Treasury. If there were
.none save these three, the Republican
delegates would have good material from
which to choose their candidate. But be
sides these there is an array of states
men in the party, and the list embraces
those upon whom the nomination might
fall In a bitter contest among other can
didates. None but possibilities are includ
ed in this list: Henry Cabot Lodge, Will
iam H. Taft, John C. Spooner, Ellbu Root,
Stephen B. Elklns, Robert M. La Follette,
Afbert J. Beveridge, Joseph G. Cannon
and Peter J. Grosscup.
Fairbanks Now Has the Lead.
Of the first three named, It Is generally
believed that Vice-President Fairbanks at
this time Is considered to be in the best
position and in the lead for the nomina-
tion. The myth that the Vice-Presidency
places a man on the shelf has been ex
ploded. In fact. Its absurdity exploded it,
but, even if such were the case, the coun
try knows that Senator Fairbanks sac
rificed his place In the Senate In order
that the Republican party might name a
man of Presidential size for the second
place. Speaker Cannon scorned the nomi
nation, and many other statesmen avoid
ed It. Locality and prominence made
Fairbanks the most available man and
he accepted the call of bis party. If he
made a sacrifice, it will probably be re
membered to his credit. Fairbanks con
ducted a campaign which was. highly
commended, and be made friends In every
part of the country, who are now sup
porting him for President. Fairbanks Is
a native of Ohio and & resident of In
diana. His locality is the best, though.
in these times Indiana Is not classed as
a doubtful state. Behind Fairbanks at
the present time are the McKlnley and
Hanna friendships and party alliances of
1S96 and 1S00. Of course they are not as
strong as they were in the days gone
by, yet they are such as to hold men
who are subject to sentimental control.
Toraker and Shaw.
Senator Foraker is an aggressive man
and has a. strong personality. For years
he has been a prominent figure in Ohio
politics. Despite the fact that he has not
been In harmony with the Sherman-Mc-Kinley-Hanna
faction of his party, be ban
been twice elected Governor and twice
United States Senator. At the same time
he has been loyal to Ohio and Ohio's
candidate, and twice he placed McKlnley
in nomination before 'Republican National
conventions. Foraker Is a soldier of the
Civil War, and has always been a warm
friend of the men who wore the blue. He
is one of the best debaters In the Senate,
and any man who engages in forensic
battles with him must be well equipped
or be badly worsted.
Secretary Shaw may be the man who
can remove the handicap placed upon the
Iowa man. For years, when Senator Al
lison was In the list of those who might
have been nominated, he was thrust
aside because It "was not necessary to
nominate a man from a rock-ribbed Re
publican state. Candidates were sought
In the doubtful states of Indiana, Ohio
and New York. Shaw came to the treas
ury after four years In the Governor's
chair, yet the ribald Easterners hailed
him as a "rube." They scoffed at this
(Concluded on Second Pare.)
The Weather.
TODATS Showers: southerly winds.
TESTE RD A,T S Maximum temperature. 52
deg.; minimum. 48. Precipitation, 0.78
The War la the Far East.
Peace negotiations already begun with great
secrecy. Page 1.
Formal peace conferences likely o be. held,
In fltockholnu Ea'gs Uj. - . ' . ,
Hostilities iruspended in Manchuria, while
arroim reorganize. Fag 3.
Russian fleet leaves tor unknown destina
tion. Tase 11.
Thousands of locked-out workmen in St.
Petersburg threaten outbreak. Page 1L
American financiers saved Rourier govern
ment from defeat. Page 3.
French Minister praises American rule in
Philippines. Page 5.
Hltchock declares policy regarding Roseburg
land office. Page 3.
Contracts for atone for Columbia Jetty.
Page 3.
Arrangements for Congressional trip to Phil
ippines. Page 5.
Great irrigation projects adopted in Idaho
and Montana. Page 3.
Mexican Ambassador will have state funeral.
Page 5.
Eanto Domingo asks for American receiver
to stand cS foreign claimants. Page 2.
Many able men already working for next
Republican nomination for President.
Page 1.
Government secures much evidence that-beef
trust has vioiatea injunction, .rage i.
Tess of the d'UrbervlHes" in real life at
Chicago. Page 1.
President Roosevelt addresses xnedfcal grad
nates. Page 2.
.Crime rampant In Chicago through police
collusion Page 3.
Rockefeller hints he may give Chicago Ual
verslty $30,000,000. Page 2.
Portland team ready for opening of base
ball season. Page 17.
Hart-Johnson mill promises to he fast fight.
Page 17.
Hunt Club plans Spring programme. Page 16.
Rowing Club coach arrives today. Page 18.
College oarsmen will come north. Page 16.
Kennel Club announces prize list. Page 16.
Padfle Coast.
Mrs. Cooper too hysterical to testify on mur
der of husband at Drain. Page 3.
American board officer at Seattle declares
Rockefeller's gift to missions is already
spent. Page 4.
Convict Bell, famous forger, captured In bam
near prison from which he escaped.
Page 4.
Grand jury Investigations in San Francisco
sow involve Mayor Schmitz. Page 4.
Portlaad and Vicinity.
Making an Exposition has proved a grand
undertaking. Pages 26-Z7.
Japanese arrested for murderous assault un
successfully attempts to use Jiu-jitsu on
handcuffs. Page 24.
E. A. Kimball, of Chicago, will lecture on
Christian Science. Page 10.
Woman hurls burning lamp at another. eaus
ing explosion and fire, and fatally burn
ing victim. Page 8.
Many in race for Police Judge and City
Attorney. Page 8.
Court rebukes Chief of Police. Page 24.
Masher Is fined.' iPage 14.
Letter-Carriers may get a rate for conven
tion. Page 14.
Executor of estate must make good tor had
loans. Page 10.
When Heney comes Federal grand Jury will
take up its wortc Page 8.
Beef trust makes big percentage on consum
ers of Portland. Page 13.
Many are after the fat Jobs in the Rose
burg land office. Page S.
Chief of Police Hunt will be exonerated as
result ox investigation. Page 13.
Longshoreman who .feared he was going in
sane commits suiciae. .rage 7.
Mr. Woodcock promises to make things
hum in Clerk Field's office tomorrow.'
Page 13.
Nineteenth Infantry will den art for Manila
at noon tomorrow.. Page 11.
War against sin will be vigorously con
ducted by evangelist today. Page 8.
Executive Board ordered certificate of de
posit returned to Everett. Page. 9.
Commercial aa Xrie.
Light trading In local hop market. P&gt 22.
Bull campaign in May wheat resumed.
Page 23.
Tendency to depression in stock market.
Page 23.
New Tork bank states-lent -store favorable
than expected. Page 23. .
Santa Clara prunepackers organize. Page 24.
Crew of C. A. KIoeemay have bees rescsed
by Jiaxslng Tressl. .Page 3,
German ship HenrletUjba rtrrtd Xp'r las lier
Jnadlrifc Page J. - -- -, . -
Tragedy of Fiction in
Fteal Life.
Innocence and Loye" Combine
for Her Undoing.
With Simple Eloquence, She TeHs of
Temptation and Fall and RIeads
With Husband for a
CHICAGO, March 25. (Special.) A
.modern Tesa of the D'UrbervllIes, a
young girl placed In an environment, that
caused 'her to sin. is revealed in a court
document Introduced by John H. Crokln
in his suit for divorce today before Judgo
Healy. . The document referred to was
a letter he said his wife wrote him. Ho
was granted a decree.
Like her of the English romance, this
young girl, more sinned against than
sinning, told all in a letter to her hus
band, holding naught in reserve, and he
used the letter as his principal evidence
in the suit for divorce.
An amazing story this letter tells, lay
ing bare the tragedy of a child-wife's
ruined hopes, of the tempter and of the
anguish of remorse. Mrs. Edna Crokln.
the wife, is now living In poverty in
Kalamazoo, Mich. John H. Crokln, the
husband, lives In Chicago. Crokln was
a prosperous man of the world In 1SS3.
when he married the woman now sepa
rated from him. Sho was then 13 years
old. a mere child, still more the com
panion of her dolls than one prepared to
preside over a home.
Here Is her story In part, told in the
letter read amid breathless silence to the
court, and everybody In court wept as
th'e'soul of the' child was laid bare;
"Please Get a Divorce."
"Please get a divorce from me, please
do, Harry. I would not ask It, but I
am In terrible trouble. I have been so
wicked I can never expect to speak to
you again. Take this letter as proof
against me. When I went to Xanslng,
Mich., in February, 1S39, and you etopped
writing to me, I met a young man.
I thought I loved him. Harry. Ho did
love me and asked me to be bis wife.
Tbu know how Innocent and good I then
was. I knew nothing of the world. Tou
also know how little I understood work
or the value of money. I had a situation
as companion to an elderly lady, whom
loved very dearly, but I- worked so
Horace Greeley Burt, who, it Is reported, will be . selected by President
Roosevelt to take charge of the construction of the Panama Canal at a salary
of $100,000 a year, is generally regarded as one of the most able railroad men
In the country. He .was for Are years president of the Union Pacific, and
resigned that position about a year ago, when he made a trip around the world
and was a passejiger on the steamer Korea when she was seized by the Jap
anese at Nagasaki at the outbreak of the war. Mr. Burt was born In Terre
Haute. Ind.. In January. 1819. and was educated at the University of Michigan.
He spent several years with the JCorth western Railroad as division superintend
ent, chief engineer and third vice-president, and later was for a. short time
general manager of the Chicago. St. Paul. Minneapolis & Omaha Railroad Com
hard. Mamma did not write to me. She
was traveling in Europe with papa and
Lewis. I was alone In the world, as I
had no friends in Lansing and knew no
"I was young, and the Summer I was
In Lansing everyone said I was so pretty.
The young man I met was also very good
looking. Looks was all I thought of
Lover' Comes, Then a Child.
, "Well, he loved me. His love was good
and pure. I did not tell him I was a wife.
I could not. It was so nice to have him
call me pretty and pay me compliments.
He got tired of having me say I would
be his wife some day. He said he would
go away, unless I married him In two
months. Then came the death of my
employer's husband, and "her son made
love to me. The struggle ended In my
surrender to my love.
"Happiness came to me then. I loved
the young man passionately, and for a
year he .was good to me. Then he be
came a drunkard. He beat, neglected and
starved me. A beautiful child with large
blue eyes and golden hair came. I hold
him in my arms as 1 write to you. But I
hated the child's father after that and I
went to . work. The best I could do was
to work In .a hotel dining-room. Then
baby fell 111 and I lost my position.
Family Turns From, Her.
"The time came when I had only EO
cents. I wrote home to Mamma, asking
If I could come home, and she would not
answer. Sister Myrtle was married and
had a beautiful home, but would not help
me. And then, came the young man
again, and he has been good to me. "We
have been happy together again.
"Oh, Harry, for my child's sake, get a
divorce from me. I know you do not love
me. Tou must detest me. But think how
young I was. I am working now. My
board and baby's is my pay. I have not
even a suit of underwear. So you can
see If I have slnad, I have suffered.
Forgive mo for my treatment of you If
you can. Tou are worthy of a good, pure
wife, such as I was when I first met you.
"Kow that you know my sin, I hope, O,
I hope so much, you will forgive me and
always think of me as when you first
saw me."
"Any children born of this marriage?"
asked Judge Healy, In a choking voice.
"None, Tour Honor," responded Cro-
Ikln, who said he had lived in Chicago lo
Mrs. Lorctta Fowler testified to know
ing Crokln has '. een living alone .during
several years past. Judge Healy gave tne
man a decree.
Oklahoma Scene of Devastation by
Furious Wind.
GUTHRIE. O. T.. March 25. Violent
storm's- throughout the territory today
have resulted In four deaths and numer
ous injuries to others. The dead:
ORVILLE PEMBER.TON, drowned near
Kaita City.
Injured Charles Bronson, critically;
Mrs. Charles Bronson, Matilda Hickman,
The Broneon home, near Syra, was de
Chemical Works Go In Smoke.
BOMB, Gel. March 25. The plant and
stock of the Virginia & Carolina Chemical
Company at -East Rome, was entirely de
stroyed by fire tonight. Loss IzoO.OOO.
Beef Trust Has Ignored
Many Witnesses Among Chi
cago Retail Dealers.
Employes of Trust Have Winked at
Warnings and Continued Illegal
Combination Many East- .
ern Witnesses .
CHICAGO, March 2S. (Special.) East
ern representatives of Chicago packing
Arms and allied Industries are due to ar
rive In the city Monday In response to
aubpenas commanding them to appear be
fore the Federal grand jury which Is in
vestigating the alleged violations of the,
interstate commerce law and the Sherman
anti-trust law by the packers. Some of
the Eastern contingent reached the city ,
today and reported to United States Mar- '
shal Ames. The majority of them are
salesmen and branch house managers.
Before the Eastern men are- called to
the witness-stand it Is understood that
District Attorney Morrison will call a
number of local wholesale and retail deal-
era in meats before the jury and endeavor
to obtain from them the facts- concern
ing the alleged combination in restraint
of trade In Chicago. The Government ex
perts, who spent nearly eight months
looking into the books of the packing
firms at the stockyards, have compiled &
mass of figures which are considered, evi
dence that there have been repeated viola
tions of the Grosscup Injunction.
A Federal official who has been here
ever since the grand, jury convened
dropped the significant remark today that
it wan unnecessary for the purpose t ah
investigation' to- go outside of Chicago for
witnesses. .
Injunction Has Been Disobeyed.
"If the Government simply wishes to
Indict the packers," he said, ''it can get
all the evidence it' wants right here in
town. I have seen statements coming
from representatives of the packing firms
that they had nothing to fear, because
they had warned all of their employes to
observe the Grosscup Injunction. But' It
will be shown that the employes have
winked at the warnings and that the, in
junction has been disregarded by neirly
all of the packers. I believe I am right' in
surmising that the object of the Govern
ment In subpenaing so many witnesses Is
to gather evidence to be used In the actual
prosecution. It is not going to be a
whitewash proceeding."
It was announced by one. of Marshal
Ames assistants today that no more wit
nesses would be subpenaed in Chicago un
less developments should, arise making- It
necessary. The statement came after two
additional Chicago witnesses had been
summoned to appear. One was H. M.
Tanner, a member of the firm of McCaus
land, Hoag & Tanner, commission mer
chants at he stockyards. The other was
I M. Byles, advertising manager for
Morris & Co., a former newspaper man.
They are to appear before the grand jury
early next week.
Witnesses Chafe at Delay.
The slow Degress being made by the
grand Jury In the examination Is causing
much inconvenience to the witnesses, . and
Is almost certain to create more next
week. The District Attorney planned to
dispose of ten or fifteen witnesses each
day when the subpenas were made out,
but has been unable to examine mof e than
six a day. As a consequence the out-of-town
witnesses have accumulated and it
is estimated that at least 30 are now In
the city, chafing under the delay and ex
pense Imposed on them by the. slow-going
methods of the Government.
Among the out-of-town witnesses who
are' hoping they will be called to testify
Monday are B. Beedatz, manager for Ar
mour & Co. at Omaha; Edward Welch, of
the Hammond Packing Company at
Omaha; Fred Shorley, department man
ager for Swift & Ccr. at Omaha; "William
Calian, of the Cudahy Packing Company,
Omaha, and J. L. Dormally, a wholesale
meat dealer In Boston.
Outburst of Enthusiasm Marks De
parture of American Squadron
HAVANA. March 23. The friendly
demonstration between Cuba and the
United States, ending with the departure
of the American squadron today, Is every
where favorably commented upon. Every
where there are expressions of satisfac
tion and pleasure over the uniform hearti
ness in the entertainment of the repre
sentatives of the United States and tha
evident sincerity of American friendship
for Cuba. The government newspaper'or
gans are particularly enthusiastic regard
ing the generosity of the United. States
toward Cuba. Minister Squlers today
thanked Mayor Ofaslll and the municipal
ity of Havana for their entertainment of
the American squadron '
The American squadron deiarfed today,
amid mingled, crasnes of patriotic music
from the bands jot' the warships, the band
of the Olympia. playing the Cuban na
tional hymn "and those of the other Amer
ican warships playing "The Star
Spangled'Banner." World's Electric- Conference Is Off.
.WASHINGTON", March 251 The Gensin
government has Indefinitely postponed the
International World's Electrical, Confer
ence, which was to " have been held, la
Berlin next month. ' ',