The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, May 21, 1905, Image 1

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Not Abandon Ex
TenThousand Men -Will.-Join
' Strike on Monday. :v
Declares' He Can't Keep Peace in
Chicago With More 3ren on Strike.
-Terrible' Revenge for KilK
'ing of Carlson.
CHICAGO. Jday 20. The strfke olgihe
teamsters, instead of being declared-giff,
wIH.'b(B' spread to greater proportions.
This was.declded tonightby the members
of the Teamsters Joint Council, which
was InseBs'ion until midnight.
The council met at S o'clock to hear
the report of the negotiations that' had
been in progress with the employers
throughout the day. It agreed to all the
stipulations of the employers with , the
exception of that which declared that
the drivers of the express companies
should not be taken back. This was the
rock upon which the peace programme
was wrecked, and after several hours of
debate it "was decided that the Team
sters' Union could not leave the express
drivers to make a lone fight, but must
stand by ,lhem. It was decided to cajl
off the negotiations and - prepare, for
a further flglit.
The sense of the meeting wag ex
pressed "in th " following statement which
was given out-as- defining the positions of
the teamsters: j '
Can't Desert Express Drivers.
It ia due to thepvbllc and members of the
leirotters organization that a statement be
lsued relative to our position ia refuelnc to
accept" the proposition submitted by the lim
ployers Association. Tbe Employers' Asso
ciation offered a proposition which might have
received favorable consideration from the
strikers and 'their cbmmlttee, providing that
It carried with it no proviso that would act
as "a. detriment to any part -of 'our organisa
tion. , . ..
Their proposition, however, carried with it
that the .strike acalnst the railway express
companies be declared 'off without those com
panies .asreeJne to the proposition made by
the employers or any other proposition, they
having made tbe istatcinent that they haa-held
a meeting and decided that no strikers would
ever again -bo- re-employed- &b workmen for the .
railway, express .companies in fact, to estab
lish ablacklist airalnst all of their former
employes. This the teamsters' organization
or Its officials could not accept.
We believe that the railway express com
panies 'are, not Justified In their refusal to
reinstate any of their former employes, and
believe that the best interttts of all would
be served had thevagreed to the same propo
sition. or a somewhat similar one, to that
which theEmployerrf Association suggested.
Under these conditions It Is lncufnbcnt upon
the members of the teamsters' organization
to continue the ttrlke until such time as the
express companies will agree to the wmc
conditions ae those offered by the Employers'
Association. , .
Ten Thousand More Strikers.
The methods of the unions will not
differ from those which they have pur
sued thus far in the strike. They will
continue the boycott against the bouses
where the strikes have been held during
the last month, and, if any of their
members are discharged for refusing to
make deliveries, all of the drivers 'em
ployed by that house will be called on
strike at once.
The first effect of the spread of the
strike will be in the -building trades, and
trouble is looked for in this direction on
Monday.- The Lumbermen's Association
lias declared that it t would make deliv
eries to boycotted firms iindwould Insist
upon its drivers taking goods- where they
went ordered to take them. This means
a strike of-.'all the union men employed
by the: lumbermen's Association, num
bering -about 200&.'
It is expected that the members of the
Teamowncrs' Association, which does the
greater part o! the iiaulmg for the rail
roads in the city, and .which has been for
several days threatening to take sides
with- the. Employers Association, will
also be, compelled to come out for xleHv
eries to. the boycotted houses, and that
all of its ;men will be out within" a few
days after the commencement of .next
week. Its members employ about 8,600
te&sasters. - - '
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.Means Call for Troops.
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Sheriff Barrett said tonight, after be-'
ing Informed of the action of the Team-'
sters JpJntNCoijncll:
It dimply "means. that, tha troops will have
to be called "out. i'e hive found It IlfIIcult
to maintain the peace with the force of po
lice, 'and Deputy Sheriffs -we have had out'
and now that there is a prospect of a much
greater -body of men being on strike, with
all the chance of rioting. that it entails. It
will be out of thejjuestion for us to handle
the trouble without aid from the mltftary.
As toon as the strike spreads I wilt be com
pelled to ask .the -Governor -of the state tor
aid. I have done all, that I yam ble to do.
and the prospect now -Is that the'ihlng will
get away beyond the powers of 'jay office.
As 'soon as tbe statement -was given
o'ut and. the council adjourned. President
Shea, of the Teamsters' ,Inteia.tioa&l
Union;-8tepped to the tetophem ad
catted up Levy Mayer, attorney for the J
torluaa Annex.
Hello. Mr. flayer," pa "saW. "Thteki
Sh. J wanted to tell you that tbe ceun
.cll"?hi 4d Uo rit;-be prepeeittoa
that -hw Weja" x4e to m by tfee m-
ployers. I thought It rlglrt! to; let yo
know at once, That's alL"
Tbe strike committee was ' thfek in
structed to demandjpf "Edward HJes, of
the Lumberman's Association, an explan
ation of a declaration ,on his part that
the lumbermen would insist upon
erkg to boycotted houses, Monday. The
committee was tld. to Inform Mr. Hlfies,
that an attempt on the 'part of the lum
bermen. Xo doiso.uwould mean a strike of
their drivers.
Seeking to, avenge tfeefHufder of Eijoch
Carlson, the 8--earmold Toywho was shot
and IclllcM.stTuesdaynlgh by a negro,
scores of jneW armed with revolvers went
fortb. ,tonight determined to drive the
noniHn teamsters from the dArfch
Xegroes leaving the bra'pcli 'y"ords of tRe
Peabody. 5?oal, Company at Twanty-sixtb.
vcl aim aiutz- sueat, were, loiiuwea
and' assaulted, and as a result 'two Vols
occurred, Jn which one 'ipan. softs, shot AtiS.1
probably. Xatally wunded many others-
were hurt and six were arrested. V?
-The firsL riot, which resulted In - the
fatal "'shooting of Bernard ngstrawl. 'a
union machinist 'took placer at Twenty-
sixth street jand Princeton ' avenue.
George ana John Williams, nonunion ne
gro ".teamsteA.-'were on thelr-Vway home
when theyVere attacked" by a crtiwd. The
negroesdefended themselves, one "with a
knife-'and th'p other with a revolver. Po
liceman Peter Nolan appeared. With
drawn' club .he, ordered the crowd -to dls--perse,
but was knocked down. At the
same time four shots were-flred and Eng-
strand fell to the ground. . In the mean-.
lime a riot can naa oceu seni in uuu a
patrol wagon loaded with officers was
sent .to the scene. Before -the wagon ar
rived. Officer Nolan hadVregalned' his feet
and. with the assistance of others.- Ar
rested the "Williams brothers. Engstrand
was removed to the hospital; where the
physicians said his wobnd would-prpb-.
ably prove fatal. " .
The other, riot occurred a short time
later at Th'irtyi'flrst bnd LaSalle streets.
William Green and Charles Allison, ne
groes, were knocked down, kicked aqd
beaten. A riot "call brought the police
and the crowd was dispersed .after the
negroes had been terribly beaten.
Policeman Pat E. Blackwell, who was
Injured' while guarding, a Wells Fargo
Express wagon, died today.. His death is
the tenth ascribed to the" teamsters',
Six Weeks' Strike Marked by Blood
shed and Constant Turiiioll.
, CftlCAGO, May 20. (Special.) This was
the 45th day of the teamsters' strike,
which started from a small cause and
has had such .ditfistrous effects, both In
the way. of- vlolesee and In damage to
commercial Interests. September IS, more
than .-eight, months ago, 19 garment-workers,
employed -by .-the. hiall-order house .ot
Montgomery Ward :& Co. struck because
as they claimed.; the firm was- sending
some of Vt- work to nonunios cutters. Tbe
firm promptly filled their place?, but the
.garmentworkers strike spread to a num
ber of wholesale houses. It has" been a
losing fight from the start, and finally.
In the lajter part fit March, the garment
workers .asked the teamsters to declare
a sympathetic strike.
Mr. Sbea was summoned here from In
dianapolls and without other leaders, had
a conference with Mr. Thorne, manager
of Montgomery Ward & Co.. the team
sters demanding arbitration for the gar
.mentworkers' affair. Mr, Thorne declared
that the matter was a dead Issue, adding
that he had, demanded arbitration last
Fall and It had been refused. Thereupon
the teamsters In the firm's employ were
called out and the troublbc began rapidly
extending to various call-outs and lock
outs until now 3722 teamsters are. out.
Violence began with the first, attempt of
Montgomery Ward & Co. to send out
wagons with nonunion drivers under po
lice protection and became steadily Worse
until the beginning of this last week.
Twenty-three hundred police have- been
kept on almost constant duty In the busi
ness district and at the barns and a large
force of specials was sworn in. The
Sheriff also employed nearly 1000 special
deputies, and it is estimated that the
extra -cost to the city becausb of the strike
has" amounted to $50,000 and to the county
nearly $35,000. The teamsters "have, lost
in wages about JW0.000; different sections
have been assessed a total of $250,000. '
The business community flguresJts
losses', "due to the shrinkage of. business,
the cost of "bringlngln hundreds of strike
breakers, together. with the Item for sup
porting them., and the cost ot private de-;
tectlves as guards, at close to $10,000,000.
The point that hurts the business inter
ests most, however, - is the diversion of
enormous amounts of trade to St. Louis,
Indianapolis, SL Paul, Omaha. Kansas
City and other polpts. Prominent whole
salers say this is. the" worst feature of all
from a monetary' standpoint, as it will
take many months to, regain this trade.
Tho. rioting' and underhanded slugging
coincident with tho strike and which had
the effect -of dally alienating more and
more sympathy from the strikers, has. re
sulted in the death of ten persons one ot
them a mere, calldV shot by a colored
strike-breaker, and the more or-less seri
ous injuring ot 157 men. women and chil
dren, according to the police reports. .
In fact, the strike has-been the worst
trouble to .deal with since that of the
American Railway Union' In 1K4, which,
"was-only brought to an end by the send
ing of Federal .troops into the city. -
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Teamsters Protest "Not Received.
Will Not Reinstate Strikers.
' NEW YORK. May 20. Officials of .the
"United States, Wells-Fargo and. Adams
Express Companies in this city today de
lete red that they were unaware that the
.Chicago Ba&nagcrs of their companies had
referred, to the general office a protest by
the "Chicago teamsters to the proposed;
j;erms of settlement of the teamsters'
strike In Chicago: No official could be
found who would "admit that he -knew
that an- agreement between the employ
ers and teamsters was prevented by the
refusal of the express companies to em
ploy any or their men whp had gone" on
- In the absce of Senator Piatt, presi
dent of the United States Express Com
pany, Vice-Prefiideat Crossley said today:
Our corapRriy will re-lnsiajte none of the
men In Chicago, wir witlf .no grievances
against thelc "erapleyers, went out oa Aa
sympathetic strike.'.. .
When Union Music Is Used "Up.
DETROIT. Uy The American
Federation or Musicians today voted to
hold next year's convention at Boston.
The convention" iijsdlflad standing reso
lution No. 'wiich prohibits, federa
tion xbandfl from parading with. -army
baaHs. "Hereafter gray bands w4li not
"be objected to In cases where the" wit! rV.
sMfPtf of Hnlcra &h4s fe bee ex-aaurted.
Gar Conductor Descend
: ed From Kings.?;.
Cohj$lrTor Her Fortune ' BringsOit
- -Mtrange. story or uirimaisea as
t "Boy Who Impcrsonaicd ,
tf j- ' f v . ,.
" Heroes of Fiction.--
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SAN FRANCISCO. May 20.-(Spec!al.)
In the beautiful little city ot Lakeport. In
this state, a romance at pnee strange and
'picturesque Is being unfolded In the 'court
proceedings Incident to the cpntesj over
the will -ot Mrs. "Harry Floyd Goprevlc,
the San Francisco heiress and society girl,
who died last, year, leaving almost her
entire, estate, valued at IS00.0OO, to her
husband, whb was a car conductor before
he married the wealthy girl. Tbe case
reached Its climax, today, .when Gopreyic
on the stand told how he had won. the
heart and.'hand of tbe wealthy and beau
tiful society girl.
"teoprevlc told' of their first meeting,
when knowing, glances were exchanged.
His car ran. by her' dopr, and afterwards J
he would see her as he passed. One day
.she rode on the car, He spbke to her.
After that she" rode almost daily .wit)i him.
Then, came the engagement ..and the
creYJweddlng. . Goprevlc from $09 a month.
came to share a great estate. Though a
laborer, he Is a descendant from a line of
Servian Kings, as his papers prove;
The full evidence so far adduced In the
case makes a story that reads like a page
of fiction.
Heiress to Great Esfa'&i;
The contest has been "brought by the rel
atives of Mrs. Goprevlc. -Mrs. Goprevlc
was Miss Floyd before hermarriageand
upon inc aeatn oi-ner parents came into
the vast estate. Se was left a magnificent
home In San Francisco,, on Sacramento
street, and a Summer residence at Lake
port, with broad acres and fields stretch
ing from the mansion and circling, the
prettiest lake In California. Her married
life was brief, for she lived but nine
months after the wedding.
The contestants havp sought to
prove that Mrs. Goprevlc was of un
sound mind. In support of this' they
have put forward evidence that shows
the woman to have been a .most re
markable ' p'erson. -The's' say that, she
was born' Into a lamtyy that desired
a son Instead of a daughter; that- she"
was named Harry as a boy, and raised
'as a bov. She had no childhood
friends, never, went to school, and was
taught, "splendidly -taugtiti hy a prlyalV
tutor at home.
Impersonated Persons of Fiction.
The allegation was made that she
began a series of .curious "Impersona
tions at the age of 6 which lasted far
into her womanhood and were quite
different in character from the private
theatricals in which she often in
dulged. She would often clothe other
people about her In varidus characters
ander inspiration, was almost always
drawn from the novels of Dumas, the
elder. Ida Matthews, a friend, for in
stance, she wrote to and addressed as
the wife of Raoul de Bragelonne, she
herself being Raoul, though1 In fictfpn
Raoul remains unwed. She dressed as
Raoul, as . photographs prove, talked
and wrote as Raoul.
The young woman's letters have
been put in evidence by both sides.
They "are gems of -composition, com
bining a subtle grace of diction with
a tine philosophy. One of the principle
bits of evidence of the' contestants is
a series of, letters written in charac
ters which, they allege, Harry-Floyd
actually lived. She generally signed
herself Raoul, but sometimes assumed
other characters, generally the Comte
de la Fere, Raoul's father
Letter in Fictitious Character.
As showing the remarkable drama
that was transpiring:' in the girl's mltid
and the curious literary aptness dt her
thought, a letter was exhibited which
is feigned as though written by the
Comte de .la Fere to his intended
daughter-in-law just- after Baoti( Is
imagined to. have fought a duel Xrom,
which he Is convalescing. It is couch-,
cd in the quaint English presumed to
belong to the period and -warns thei
daughter how to care for the woHtnded
Baoul when he comes a-visltlng.
Letters introduced by the-defense show
the girl to have been strangely . gifted.
She writes to a friend of : her strange
wedding". . She says: -
"It Is said, 'each. )f us to himself,'
and I have een taught to follow tjiat
rule with .thexprovision that I don't will
fully injure "Ihe Interests of my fellow
cjtlzers. Haying a. good conscience on
that score. I pursue ray own happiness
In my own way asd' ,-keep myself as
much as T can' oat of the. way -of the
rest of the population, allowing them .tel.
tatce wnax- lun tney nnd in lire, eves
when, it eeaslsts of gossiping about -myself.
Their "talk doesn't hurt me In tho
least, because since I care nothing for
them, their opinions are a matter of fa-
difference, asd I ara .IsdeptRdes t of them, J
tor, tspugn r rnaynot the approval,.
1 have the ,Varni aSectloa of eewersS
good triendfl. Hfce yoursek, who. hew
ever their -ideas -way differ Troa, ntlnt'
baye a sincere aiiectlw " fr ae. That'
is alL I "seed from h&nlty except, of
course, .the material tMaB f Jf. As
year 'reasons lor your dec'iaten eeoeera
yourself atonet I have ntsBard Jhe.
with ay others of the f&ar, bt Jury
yoa"wdald. t una&e io go to Ikelake.
for "hlco'you ' are .almost as -sorry' as
at?elf 1 y '
Wjerswas awareir ef j what people ald
or 'her. She wrote" to, relative who
criticized her: "They "probably say of
rao now -what theysakl.of me yeirszago,
because ,1" rode, a stlck-horse tnsad of
playing with " dolls, .'and they "always
sId of saama . Because she, was fond of
' Proad eT "Her Husband."
"Another letter to a friendre&ds: "The
papers worry neither" df us, for we know
the1 ways ot newspapers 'and how to
value the sensational, things they print.';
-My aasband 8 lamiiy was -.Known to both
Pap ami myself years ago, and Milos him
self t ie a man whom both papa and
mamma would thoroughly approve of In
every .way. His only fault is being poor;
and4 he Is,,:too.. independent to live on
his more wealthy; relatives, and I sup
pose , people wlir-talk because of his oc
tupatlin. As,.for me, Iam roud of Jifm
for-,"tkln"gt l; and'ahy tofie- who objects
Is Welcome1 to do so." v - .
The only bequest beside that to the
husband, was $10,000 and "some property-.
to. her chum. Miss Elsie' Erit chard.
Tho contestants have endeavored- to
establish that MIssftPritchard's influence
over Harry Floyd was complete and" al
most hypnotic Their witness, Mies Ida
Matthews, testified that Miss" Prit chard
would fix the girl with a stare that
seemed to be -compelling, and the wlU
ness said that once? at Konotayee; where
both Miss Prjtchflxd and Miss Floyd
would appear In costume, she had cried:
"Harry, .you will "go mad, and you
willxirlve me raad if this thing continues."
The Weather
TODAY'S Partly cloudy ith probably
showers. Warmer. Westerly, wtnds.
YESTKHD AY 6 Maximum 'teraperatare. 55
-deg.; minimum, Precipitation, O.."4"or
an Inch.
Tbe' War la tbe "Far East,
Rojertveaaky leaves Iow ships Jn French
port, while heRakes dath with faat.ones.
Page 3.
French Admlrak will order ships to sea.
Page 3.
Rojestvensky ertred to go ahead at all
, hazardg..-' PAxe'3. .
Oyaraa befelns "iaaoTements tor. great battle.
Pae3l - fc - -
Japi' assumes f ullcontrol of Corea. Page 3.
"foreljTB.y .
robledopoztzeff h prn .cf -all power laRu3-
sla." Page 1. " , r- . dS, .
Venezuelan supreme court cenpef yhalt
conconloa. Page 8. ' - Stfv
New forest reserve on headwaters of Yaldma
, River. Page -.
Professor Mcyerretorts to Clements on rate
question, mse "
More evldepce before Senate committee on
rates. Page'
Secretao Shaw speaks on tariff retaliation.
Page -3. '.
Speaker. Caaaon talks oa purchase of Canal
aUjles.'"Page Z,
Bryan will tour world to study municipal
ownership. Page l. -
' Oemestie.
Proceedlags In Presbyterian general assem
blies. Page l. - -
"Winner lewytr divorced from Portland
woman In. CaiiadaV. Page 2.
Hcnors piW herolnlt.of Ko'rga wrack. Page 1.
Negotiations to end Chicago strike fall and
U will be extended. Page 1.
Stfange 'romance brought out In California
will contest. Page 1. ,
-Subday school superintendent Involved ' In
scandaL Page 8.
Great diamond robbery. In New York. Page 8.
Striate charges against prominent Callfor
, lilah. In divorce suit. Page 2. .
PacUttO Coast.
Goulds to. extend the Western Pacific from
Wlnnemttcca. Nev to Portland. Page 4.
J. H. McBaln guilty of murder In second
degree for'kllllng claim-jumpers. Page 4.
Ballard contractor goes crazy and terrorizes
the town. Page .
'.Washington professor declares women too
gHshlng tot'teacH English. Page 5.
Portlaad and- VlclaHjr.';
W. C T. U. leaders arrive, for conference.
Page IS.
Japanese Jewelry store is robbed of 'vlu-
able"dlanforids. ' Pa'ge"lS. "'
Initiative wtllbe "invoked .to revoke licenses
for 'raloons near therFalr grotinda, Page
Commandant Miss Booth of the Salvation
Army .will deliver two addresses today,
page "14. ; . '.
Lewis and Clark Corporation and State Com
mission .may settle their alSerences.
.Page 13. .
Candidates by petition file their nomina
tions. Page .10. T
Portland forger caught in Buffalo, N. Y.
Page 24.
Passenger on Costa Rica goes insane and
placing money1 In hat Jumps overboard. Is
rescued and is In detention In Portland.
Page 13.
. Citizens' party men may bolt the Prohls In
dorsed. Page 10.
St. Johns will vote on bond Issues. Page 11.
Employe of city will test -civil service 'pro
vision by sulu Page 11.
Census shows large, gains In Portland. Page
24. , - , ' - r
, June 1 will be the great; day at the Fair.
Page 30. -
Shrtners . will have big ' gathering In Port-
land.. Page' 10. '
Pacific Coast League moresr Portland 10.
. San Francisco 7; "Los Asgeles 4. Tacoma,
2. Page lfi. .
" Oregon -defeats Washington on the track,
" ' 82 . lo 90. Page. 18.
Yale wlnafroni Harvard on the track. Page
lfi. : ' " " "
HaiuHd nnls tournament planned. Page 16.'
First Water, wins rich perse.' Page 1ft.
Jelw L. Sulll-an rxJ flgater. but xHever ad-
"yeTtlser. Page IT. """'
Woman champion sculler to tie Fair.
- Page 17. '..-) .
: Lacroese reason- opeas today. Page 17.
-. Hajjalcaps 'for tennis tournament are an-
sqanecd! Page 18.
Hast Clab has paper chase Page.16.
ComHjfrcial aad'-Marlse.
Eeports ot damage to Eagtlsb bop crop con-
-Armed. PK5 33.,
isadtquate' sapply of strawberries received.
cPage SC.
Rain. 1b wheat belt advances Chicago wheat.
" Page -35. - a
Review 6f California cured fruit trade. Pa ice
Bark Niobe croMes from Japan In 23 days.
. Page 19.
Sh4p 'Cbrlstel drags anchors and catches oa
ferry ckble. Page 19,
rt'rture.Bd Departments.
EiUorUL Past 8. .
CUte3 4ertfeVffint3. -Pages J9-28.
Freeerick J. "Ilaskj'a'a- letter. faer-41. --- -"Sarcikithitea
perfecV breakfast? Page 39.
11 you MfK 10 get marnea. se "a- narse
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An -p-tc-44a1Orfcea logging cafisp-'Page
New bose 't"e 'Portland- Arf AasocUttoa.
Page-SS. ' -
Xale Peace's big ditch. Pice, - "'-V
Oreateat tesetiutt 1 Jbt Asaerte.- Page U.
,7taSe4, ajnaem srackgrnaa. Ya ye '47.
Sedafyagec: " " ;
-PraaMCic Pae '28a . - ..
tMni4eaI. Pare 7. $ . .
TaJ AaV IXebew Pace " ',
Kauielaald a4 Faaafais." Pages -.'
iged Prociirator-Dheral 'Ro
. bedonostseff. s- Dying, an
Embittered Olttan.
Political Euemles"bf Russian '-Aut'o
crttejo'ice' In His Dow-nfali as
' Manifested in Imperial
Ukase. ?
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ST: .POTBRSBURG.May 20.-003 JE:'
M.)Thet power of" 3. M. PobedonMtsejKi
procurator-general of the holy synod; who
for 2 years, since; he Induced Emperor
Alexander II to overthrow" Lorls Meliko'ff
and abandon his whole reform policy; has
been dominating the reactionary influ
ence of the .Russian state, seems shat
tered at last. He is over SO years of age'
Is confined to' bed practibally continuously,
oeiieves ne sees every tning ror .wnicn lie
fought- slipping away, and is dying, an
lesabittercd oldman. . .
y-pt -with tho fhrpnfl of llff Rllnnlnr- h
s4ill protests with all the Are of his re
markable mentality. . '" - v
M. Pobedonostseff has been denominated
.the fanatic of the "West. sThe secret o? his
wonderful swayover the minds of. two
Emperors has been his unshaken belief tin
and ' devotion to the principles of au
tocracy and oitfiodox- as the twin
corner-stone of Russia's future great
nees. Holy Russia, he believed with
all the intensity of his .soul, was
designed to dominate thefgiobe, and
he was ever fpnd of assertbjgfas e did
to Senator Beyerldge, of Indiana; "RUs
eia ia not a state: Russia Is a world."
Figuratively, M. Pobedonostseff spat
upon the civilization of the West. De
mocracy to him was Irresponsible despot
ism and liberty- was license, and he was
especially hostile to. a free press. For irr
responsible editors sitting In judgment on
any and everything and lightly fomenting
trouble and internal 'strife, . for which a
monarch would be dethroned and responsi
ble officials disgraced, was to him. an
"Power Behind Throne.
In the council of the empire for a quar
ter Qf a century none of the Emperor's
Ministers could hold his own against M.
Pobedonostseff, and his victories were ie
glonwsVA'ltb all his might he struggled, In
spite of falling-health., against the new.
reform movement, and in recent months,
when he was unable to win outright, he
managed at least to secure the appearance""
of a draw by inspiring his imperial mas
ter to. balance the reform rescript with
the reactionary manifesto. ?
His last signal. trfumph was the block
ing ,of "the scheme of Metropolitan An
tonlus from a church council and the res
toration of the patriarchate, and- in hav
ing the- satisfaction- ot seeing Antonius
practically banished to the Caucasus. But
vthe crowning defeat of M. Pobedonostseff
came with the' Imperial ukaee striking, the
shackles from religion tho blow being all
the harder because It was declared on the
anniversary of his jubilee as procurator
of the holy synod,.
To Intimates who are admitted to his
bedroom Pobedonostseff talks bitterly.
He says' lie has Iqst hope and washes his
hands of everything. He sees only, .ruin
ahead for church and state. The govern
ment, he declares, has gone mad, andfto
allow tbe people to play with questions of
state as thjey would with new toys is de
plorable. The -crbila he attributes to the
lack of a strong and commanding states
man, and be severely blames the '-Emperor
for his weakness 1n yielding to the
Importunities of the Liberals. On "Friday
M. Pobedonostseff said to a friend: '
"Ten years ago one of the "Emperors
would have been exiled to Siberia for
what the Emperor now proclaims Jn, his
Imperial manifesto-'
Incarnation of "Negation.
Strange to-say, M. Mestchersky, editor
of the Grashdanln and political defender
of the aulocracy.i gloats over the. downfall
of his religious rival. While admitting"
the procurator-general's passionate love
and veneration for the church. Prince
Mestchersky describes him as- the.- Incar
nation -of negation, not only with regard
to foreign ideas, Jbut toward anything
new. , ,
"If Christ himself should appear before
Pobedonostseff," Prince Mestchersky says.
"he would fall down upon his knees and
worszup nim, out nowoum aeny;tne uv-
'lpg world. Fobcdonostaeft will brook no
opposition. Ho has dominated jmen and
made them puppets to. do hla will."
"Representative Body Will Have "Llm
. Ited Legislative Power.
STPETErlSBURG, May 20. The Bouil
gan Rescript Commission has completed
its labors, and the Associated Press Is In
a position te-annoance-that" it will rec-
oramend; the establishment of a represen -
tatlve assembly, with limited legialativi
pewer. Tbe" project "will be published at
the end of May after, yflilch It "will bej
cone-leered by representatives of the vari
ous places and the projec'Owill then go
to the Council of the Empire for final
acUoa." j
iTbe Government has decided against the.
-proposal to have elected represomatlvias,
-review the ground to- be covered, 'as the
-etvos and Do mas are' sot sitting at
this' time, of the year. It -sras held-that .
toawald'the. election of -representatives.
sisipty to go over the prcjee.t wo-4d.'ln-'voive,
too macKjtfftey. " t '
jTfca?RMe today-jjeJenllfcr attacks "the
.creatiea of the new department for peas-,
last, affairs as being a.tad sign and. "sfcn-pty-
'jew piece etr.kiireaiicratlc jmctyn
ery." .: l
The Catholics, Mofekaa 9ttindie(.aad
pire are testifying their appreciation, ot
the grant. e religious freedom and 'are
holding thanksgiving, services. -
Governor of ."Warsaw Regarded as
Friend or Poles.
WARSAW. . May 20. The explosion ot
the bomb in Miodowa street Friday, which
resulted In the death of the Polish, shoe-
maxer, .uoorowoisia. wno was carrying- it
In his pocket, -and. oftwJsj- detectives, and
the Injury of many persons has .excited
general Indignation. iThe evident Intdnt
wai against the life offevernor-General
Maxlmovltch, who, it. is1 conceded, has
evinced every eslre to aid the Poles to
secure all reasonable concessions. The
police are conducting a rigorous investi
gation Into the -piatter, and there have
been many arrests.
, Still Asks "Legislative Power.
ST. '-PETKRSBURG, May 20. The
committee yot the St.' Petershurg Zem
stvo, under tfiepresidencyof Baron von
Koren, adhering- to the programme, of
the.Mosenw Congress, has pronounced
In fayor of a representative assembly
with legislative power.
Money Offered to Build "Railroads.
ST. PETERSBURG. May 20.-EngJish.
Frcnchand .German capitalists are offer
ing, Russia n railroad loan of 00,000.000
roubles (W3.000.000). M. Kogovtzeff, Min
ister of Finance; Is awaiting propositions
from America,.
Slier Saved Boatload or Panic-Stricken
Passengers by "Balling
With Her Shoe.'-
CHICAGO.. May 20. In recognition of
her unusual heroism at the time of. the
foundering; of, the Danish "steamer Norge
list Summer, Miss Laura C. aPetfcrson
was made an honerary' member of the
National Danish Society of Sea Captains.
This evening, at a banquet held in her
honor at the Danish Consulate, the Dan
ish Consul presented- Miss Peterson -with
a medal.
When the' Norge began to sink. Miss
Peierson was crowded Into the last boat
that left the"' steamer. xBy striking the
ship 'a bad "hole" was stove in the stern
of the boat. Water' flowed ' In rapidly,
and all of the passengers except Miss
Peterson became hysterical with fright.
Thtj crew, of course, had Its hands full
with the navigation, of the. boat. Mlsj
feterson had presence of mind enough
to seize a shoe and began to bail. So on
for 24 "hours she balled Incessantly until
they were picked up by a British steamer.
According to the boatswain the craft
would ndt have lived4 two hours in the
sea that was then running if it had not
been or tha perseverance of Miss Peter
son.' '..""'-- - s-
Deaths Occur nt Different Times in
Vrtrlons Places-.
NEW YORK. May 20. One woman and
three men were crushed to death today
by- elevators in buildings in various parts
of the city, and each death occurred In
sight ofa horrified number of people who
were powerless to help the 'Victims.
Caught between the elevator floor and
the door at the 12th floor of the Lord's
Court building. 'Mrs. Alice Roden, of
Bropklynf was crushed to death.
Carl- Phillips, a porter In the building of
the American Hard Rubber Company, was
killed when he was caught in the elevator
shaft between the car and the door sill on,
the second floor. - -
. Drawn Into an elevator shaft by the
weight ot.a bar of lead he was carrylng,
C. Ward, "aged 19,' was today killed in a
new. building "on West Seventy-third
.Samuel Goldstein, of Jersey City, an .ele
vator matwat work on the. Trinity build
ing, wasfound dead on the floor of the
elevator with a crushed skuh.
Three Vessels to Escort Remains of
. .' -John Paul Jones.
. NEW YORK, May 20.-Special.) Ever
slpce the disepvery of the body ot John
Paul Jones there has been much specular
tlbn as lo how It Is to be. brought to this
country. All-doubt -was today set at rest
when Itear-Admiral C- D. Slgsbee, with
the third division of the North Atlantic
fleet; reached this port. This division of
three up-to-date vessels of the Navy has
bcemselected to act as an escort of honor
to the body of the' 'officer who Is popularly
regarded as the"father of the American
Tbe ap-lvlng division coalpris&s the ar
mored cruiser Brooklyn," flagship of Rear
Admiral Charles D. Slgsbee. and the hew
protected' cruisers Tacoma and Chatta
:n6oga. . .
Big Delegation to Conference
Charities and Corrections.
ST. .LOUIS, Mo. May 20.-(Special.)
TJY. H. McCTaln, gefjeral manager ot the
St. "Louis Provident Association, today
Tanno"uriced. - that a big excursion would be
ran" to Portland. Or., for the thirty-second
convention of the National. Conference of
Charities' and "Corrections to be held
there July to 22. A. special train from
St-T Louis -will meet jit St. -Panl a special
train , from' Chicago containing a party
"'organized by- Ernest Stcknall. superin
tendent of the Bureau of Charities of
Chicago and thence excursionists will
proceed to Pectland. Ji ode body.
i- '
Threw "Money to. Crowd.
- M:lin'"rORK. Maysp.-Bellrae: Hospital
paysiciasajare nonpMtseed y the case of
jf we ll'-d r essed ya ung" Htkn'sst' there to
day. ITae "enb- r jispcBs; i"e bas naade to
tthe qeriee oC tie physlis'"ha been ts
hugh- violently-' add- akaiset- cenetanthr.
He. wfcfHim th -street thebwing
a 4r ji on y. vayrroanaea ovr an exeKed
Presbyterian Assembly Will Act
on Union With Cumberland
Church Monday.
JustlceIarlan Says Prcsbytcriana
GetVorst, or It Brier State
ment or Faith Proposed by
Nassau Presbytery.
WINONA LAKE, Ind.. May . 20. In
an endeavor to. clear away 'the pre
liminary work of the, convention,
thereby expediting action on the Im
portant questions which will be dis
posed of within the next two weeks,
the .delegates to the"general assembly
of the Prpsbyterjan Church today dis
posed of nearly all the routine busi
ness, leaving an unburdened calendar
for next. Monday, at which time the
proposed union with the Cumberland,
Presbyterian Church will be called as
a special order of business. The vote
on the proposed consolidation with the
Cumberland branchy was 194 to 39 In
favdr, and a special committee was
appointed to canvass the vote and pre
pare a plan of consolidation.
The appointment of a special com
mittee on' evangelistic work to devise
means for furthering a general 'evan
gelistic campaign, which has proven
so successful In Denver and other
Western cities, was a feature of the
day's sessions.
More Cliaplajns in Navy.
Following the 'adoption of the rec
ommendation, of 'the relief -committee
was 'the report on Christian, work;
among- seamen, which was; taken up
and discussed. The committee asked,
the assembly tot Increase the commit
tee membership and to extend the
sebpe of Its workto the chaplains of
the United States Navy and to ask the
.President of the United States for a
larger representation of the Presby
terian Church In the appointment of
NayaL chaplains, the churchnow be-
lntr reDresented In the Na-rvbviS?
man Ttiqff-o .Tnhn X TTo '--' 'Hft'"
Supreme Court of the Un Itsd-: 'SesTwS,
spoke at length in support
;ter suggestion. .Justice Harlan said
In partf
The United States has now become a
world-power, and a world-power can only
be such by a great navy. Jt is true that
we have In the Navy tod few chaplains,
and too few Presbyterian chaplains m pro
portion to the other denominations. P
believe that the same state of affairs ex
ists "in the Army. We have only on
Presbyterian chaplain In the American
Navy, while there are six Roman Cath
olics and six Epjscopalians. I have seen
a similar state of affairs In civil func
tions of state, when high dignitaries of
the Roman Catholic or Protestant Epis
copal church were called upon to open
the exercises with prayer or to close with
the benediction. I do not remember a
single, occasion when a Presbyterian min
ister was called upon for this service, al
though we have a Presbyterian minister
in Washington- who is the peer of any;
and no .church has had a greater part In
the founding of our. Nation and its sub
sequent history than ours has played.
Brief Statement-or Faith.
T,he committee on bills and over
tures. In reporting to the assembly to
day, made 'no mention of the question
raised by the Nassau Presbytery in an
overture asking the substitution of a
brief statement of faith for tho, West
minster confession. Several days, will
'have elapsed before the work of this
committee is completed, because of the
number of questions which it has un
der consideration.
Justice Harlan this afternoon acted
as umpire of a baseball game, which
resulted in the defeat of a team com
posed of visiting ministers by the
Winona Agricultural team by a score
of 11 to 5. Several of the ministers
were formerly members of- the Prince
ton University team.
Bookkeeping of United Brethren Not
by Modern 3Ictliods.
TOPEKA," Kan.,' May 20. The United
Brethren General Conference did not com
plete Its business sessions today, as was
expected. There are a large number of.
matters yet to be considered, and the con-
ference will not adjourn for several days.,
The conference spent this afternoon In
Bolton, Kan., inspecting Campbell Uni
versity, a United Brethren institution. .
Four years ago the General Conference
of the United Brethren Church adopted a
new system of bookkeeping, placing Dr.
McKee, of Dayton, O., as .treasurer. In
charge. Today the committee officially
refused to accept Dr. McKee's report.
They do not Intimate that Dr. 3dcKee 13
dishonest, but claim the bad system, of
bookkeeping has mixed up the accounts.
The committee declared for a more mod
ern methodS of handling funds. Dr. Mc
Kee, It Is said, will resign.
The committee's report that a member
should, be over 14 years 'of age before
having" a vote in church councils was
ypted dowjv. .
-The committee' upon church government
recommended' in favor of cutting down
the number of delegates to General Con
ferences', and correspondingly Increasing
members to be eiected delegates. This
would-, bay e made a change of 236 to K
delegates.- The conference will adjourn
"tray 23.-
Relented PrcsbyterfujMt. "Will Allew
' - Oraaas When Desired.
NEW YORK, May 38-After ah aglta-'
tie I&stfeftg- for several years, .the General
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