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READY FOR A FIGHT
PEACE ENVOYS ARE NAMED.
fflyama Has Man Army Com
1AY PROVE SEDAN FOR RUSSIA
BOYCOTT BY CHINA
President Roosevelt Takes Steps
to Remove Its Canse
Before Peace Negotiations Can Begin,
Greatest Battle "of the War
'May tea Fought..
Japan Announces Three, and Names
of Two Russians are Known.
St. Petersburg, Jane 1$. There only
remain fixing ot tne time 01 meeting
hand the number of plenipotentiaries
for the peace conference with Japan.
Finding that Japan was not- disposed to
accept Paris, which was Russia's first
choice, or The Hague,, which President
Roosevelt suggested, Russia readily
consented to the selection of Washing
ton. Japan, it is understood, also sig
nified that she would name three exalt
ed personages as plenipotentiaries, and I Accounts for Trouble Experienced by
specinc lniormanon -uere iwinm w
COOLIES HAY BUY CERTIFICATES
MUST STAND TRIAL.
London, June 17. The practical cer-
Marquis ltd, Baron Komura, tne min
isterof foreign affairs, and Marshal
Yamagata, chief of the general staff, as
It is regarded as certain that two ot
Russia's representatives will be Baron
Travelers and Others Entering -.
the United States.
Washington, June 15. President
Roosevelt is manifesting a deep inter-
Mitchell Gets Worst of First Decision
-, in Land Fraud Case.
Portland, June 14. -Senator Mitchell
must stand trial upon the Krio's indict
ment, charging him with having ac
cepted fees while a senator of the Unit
ed States for services rendered to Fred
erick A. Kribs, by which timber land
claims belonging to the latter were
pasesd through the General Land office
Judge De Haven yesterday morning
in a few words overruled the demurrer
of the defense and set the trial of Sen
ator Mitchell for Tuesday,'- June 20,
thus sweeping away every hope of the
indicted man and his counsel - in the
success of the dilatory tactics so long
employed, and bringing them face to
face with the necessity Of meeting the
mass of the government's evidence in
to the conviction that another battle
will be fought in the interval. Accord
ing to the Daily Telegraph's Tientsin
'correspondent, a . Japanese forward
movement has already commenced, in
cspite of the rainy season.
xne xeiegmpu Russia's aggressive policy
-ufunv.- e,- r
'the situation from a correspondent who
is said to be in a good position to know
"the actual facts. This correspondent
mays that the principal Russian depot
is at Gunshu Pass, whence many light
railways are being constructed noith--ward
to facilitate retreat. Lieutenant
Washington, and M. Kelidoff, ambassa
dor at Paris. The name of M. Witte
(continues to be be mentioned, but there
is no evidence that the emperor, will
give him a brief to conduct ' negotia
tions. Considering his well known
in the Far East, the selection of M.
Witte would be regarded as tantamount
to an assurance that peace would be
The selection of Washington makes
it certain that several weeks must
elapse before the first meeting of the
Monday by a delegation of members of
the American Asiatic association con
cerning the difficulties which hitherto
have been experienced by Chinese mer
chants, students, travelers and literary
men in gaming admission to this coun
try. The - complaints of the Chinese
government about the alleged humilia
tion to which members of those classes
of Chinese are often subjected upon
their arrival in the United States, to
gether with the threats of the-commer-
It was quickly over, though lor a
moment there were those in the court
room yesterday morning who .. lived
more than twice the time indicated by
the clock as the judge- paused in his
discussion of the indictment . before
rendering his final opinion and holding
against the plea of the defense. "As
to the form," said Judge De Haven,
the indictment is justly open to criti
cism; indeed, very severe criticism
ciai gums ot uina to retaliate by boy- Bi0wly, "that- it substantially
cotting American-made goods, , have Lharees the offense described in section
i x v mj j .negotiators is possible.
general ianievivco. uewnuereu. ujr mo p; w RnM,H. i M
induce the belligerents in - the mean
time to agree to an armistice, the fear
strategy of the Japanese, is making
repeated reconnaissances and throwing
out innumerable scouts. Nevertheless,
-at the present moment, the correspond'
-ent says, all his army is completely
-enveloped. . -
" FRANCE SAVED FROM WAR.
is general that the interim will witness
another bloody battle in Manchuria.
Russia, while she could not place her
self in the position of directly request
ing an armistice, might welcome it, if
the suggestion came from the president.
Delcasse' s Resignation Prevented
-" Conflict with Germany.
Paris. June 17. When M. Delcasse
resigned the potrfolio of the foreign
-office a few days ago, Germany and
France were on the verge of war. M
.Delcasse thought that Germany was
"bluffing. ' Prime Minister Rouvier, re
membering 1870, believed otherwise.
-3ermany had been for some weeks
strengthening her garrisons near the
Trench frontier. France responded
with a similar move. The kaiser, ig
noring his own provocation, notified
Trance that, if she did. not cease this
military movement, Germany would
consider it an unfriendly act. This, of
course, was equivalent to an ultima'
turn, and M. Rouvier sent a concilia
Within a few hours after M. Del
casse's retirement, M. Rouvier made
-certain representations to Russia
which had far greater influence
FOR CONFERENCE CITY.
Choice by Russia and Japan is Nar
rowed Down to Three.
Washington, June. 15. Gradually
the negotiations for peace in, the -. Far
East are nearing a focus. Ine one
point to which the energies of those di
rectly concerned in them now are being
directed is the choice of a place for
holding the conference of the plenipo
tentiaries of the belligerents
It is known officially that three cities
are under consideration by Russia and
Japan. These cities, named in the
order of the likelihood of their final se
lection, are Washington, The Hague
Thus far no decision has been reach'
ed. Paris and London have been elim
mated from the question. It is under
stood that the Russian government- ob-
aroused tne business men of this coun
try to protest against what they have
regarded as unreasonable discrimina
tion in the enforcement of the1 Chinese
exclusion laws. ' :r,
In a letter to Secretary Me teal f, of
the Department of Commerce and La
bor, the president directs him to see
tnat tne immigration officers exercise
discretion in the ' enforcement of the
exclusion . law,, to the end that the re
lations of this government. with China
may continue to be cordial. i."
It is pointed out that- great' difficulty
is experienced by the immigration offi
cials in executing the law, because of
the many bogus certificates which are
presented by Chinese. It is a well
understood fact that for a consideration
a Chinese coolie may procure in China
a certificate that he is a merchant or a
traveler . or a.- member of the other ex
empt classes. On its face the certifi
cate entitles him to admission to the
United States. So many frauds have
been discovered in the matter of these
certificates that the immigration offi'
cials examine all of them most care
fully. ' That fact , accounts for
trouble experienced by genuine mer
chants, travelers, etc.
1782 of the revised statutes."
No more was needed. The govern
ment .had won. The defendant had
lost. The opening of what will be one
of the most bitterly contested and in
effect one of the most far-reaching cases
ever 'tried before the courts of Oregon
was in sight.
WANTS ONE MORE VICTORY.
upon jects to an Asiatic city, its preference
-the czar's present course than even being tor some Jiuropean capital. Alter
Mr. Roosevelt's letter. M. Delcasse objecting to the holding of the confer-
harf done evervthins in hia nower to ence in Paris, the Japanese government
support the Russian policy and uphold expressed a willingness to consider otn-
-the alliance, and had refrained from er places which attorued adequate lacu
Japanese Press Opposes Armistice,
Confident Oyama Will Win.
Tokio, June 14. lhe Japanese gov'
ernment still maintains silence regard'
irig peace negotiations. It is apparent
ly awaiting action at and advices from
Washington and St. Petersburg. The
newspapers and public continue a spir
ited discussion of the situation, devot
ing themselves largely to a probable
armistice and terms of peace
The newspapers continue to be flatly
opposed to an early armistice, which
would deprive the army and . navy of
the advantages within their grasp. It
the M8 generally thought that. Field Marshal
Oyama s plans are rapidly maturing.
and that the next great drive will
sweep General Linievitch back and car
ry the Japanese army into Russian ter
The good faith and ultimate inten
Government Now Has Ample Evidence tI0nB ot aia, toward peace are openly
Ar,i.t Paaf x.t ana generally questioned, xne japan
" . I ma flmverniriAnt in . noflfliKlv RatiRfiad
Chicago, June 10 following the au- w;th th imod faith and intentions of
thoritative announcement from Washr Rnaiii hut. it hUmim WvmTt.hft mihlir
ington 'yesterday that Attorney General doubtful. The Japanese public would
TO INDICT MANY.
pressing advice, peaceful or otherwise,
-on the czar's government.
M. Rouvier said to Russia, in effect,
that the yitial interests of France re
quired the czar to do something under
the terms of the alliance for her pro-
"tection against German aggression.
It was imperative that Russia restore
her military strength on her western
frontier and be prepared to take an
-active part in the campaign if France
ities, although it is assumed that Ja
pan's preference would be for some Far
Eastern city practically within the
theater of war. Finally, however, the
selection, seems to have narrowed down
to the three, cities named.
NEW MOVES TO END STRIKE.
DODGE IMMIGRATION LAW.
Inspectors Discover Men in London
Who Post Undesirables.
London, June 17. Marcus Braun
-and Mr. Fischberg, the ; American in
spectors who have been inspecting the
- -emigration from Continental countries
to the United States, having concluded
"their labors in Austria, Hungary and
Russian Poland, respectively, -are now
looking up the conditions prevailing at
-the embarking points of . the big At
lantic haers. -
Messrs .Braun and ischberg say
-that the steamship companies have in
augurated ; a very strict inspection of
-emigrants,- but that -even in London
persons claiming to be agents of the
companies are publishing guaranties to
secure the admission of any emigrant
to the United States for a few pounds
in addition to the fare. How the sub
agents carry out this agreement is now
, under investigation by the -inspectors
Building Trades Withdraw Aid." '
i Chicago, June 17 Thousands of cir
cular letters hive been sent out to arch
itects, builders and labor union mem
bers generally, containing information
. that the Assoicated Building Trades of
Chicago and Cook county have with-
Hanrahan will Take a Hand Team'
k sters's Offer Rejected.
Chicago, June 16. While apparent
ly there was no surface change in the
strike today, a powerful agent for peace
was at work. . Grand Master J. G
Hanrahan,' of the Brotherhood of Loco
motive Firemen, arrived in the city,
and after a conference with Mayor
Dunne, announced that he would use
his good offices to settle the strike.
Chairman John. V. Farwell, Jr., of
the Employers association, declined to
consider a tentative strike settlement
proposition presented to him today by
the state board of arbitration.
The proposition was an offer that, if
the employers would agree to use all
honorable influence to have police and
deputy sheriffs and . all armed guards
withdrawn immediately, the strike
would be declared off, even as to the
express companies, and that orders to
deliver anywhere would be obeyed by
the teamsters. The offer had the ap
proval of President Shea and the - na
tional executive board of the teamsters.
Moody and. the local Federal authori
ties in charge of the investigation into
the methods of the beef trust had come
to an agreement for further prosecution
of the cases comes the positive state
ment today from a semi-omcial source
that, so far as the jury itself is con'
crerned, sufficient evidence has been
obtained to warrant the indictment of
scores of packing house officials . v
The number against whom indict
ments will be returned, to quote the
language of the . official making the
statement, "will range anywhere from
35 to 70." -
It is positively stated that the
Can complete its . work in three
after the return of United States
trict Attorney Morrison from Washing
ton and, as he has already left for Chi
cago, it is now expected the indictments
will be returned shortly.
Unless present plans aro sidetracked
in some way, the indictments to be re
turned will run -against the official
heads of 'the packing establishments
The Federal authorities will not
whether these officials have their head
quarters in Chicago or not. Besidei
the official heads of the corporations, it
is asserted that several lawyers . repre
senting the packing companies will be
indicted for subornation oi penury
Twelve or 15 indictments, it is asserted,
will run against agents and representa
tives of the packing companies, charg
ing them with interference with wit
nesses who were called." " '
welcome peace, but it demands terms
consistent with victory and assuring
permanent peace. ,
CAN CONVICT TRUST.
Government Attorneys Will Ask Grand
Jury to Indict. " "
Chicago, June 14. Authoritative in
formation has reached Chicago from
Washington that - Attorney General
Moody and the government attorneys
who have been conducting the inquiry
into the beef trust have reached the de
cision that they have sufficient evidence
to secure conviction, that the proseeu
tion will be pushed vigorously and that
indictments will be asked of the grand
jury. Now that the agreement has
been reached, the grand jury will com
plete its .work within a week and re
turn a number of indictments. -
When the beef trust inquiry was (re
sumed by the grand jury today, two
cattlemen from Iowa were on hand
give their aid to the assistant district
attorney. They told of the good re
sults of the 24-hour law, which has
just gone into effect. The stockmen
are Barney Devine, Jr., of Livermore
la., and F. T. Arnold, of Arnold, la
These men, the former rated a million
aire, own the largest cattle ranches
the state, located in Humboldt county.
GREAT THEBES RAILROAD BRIDGE.
The new railroad bridge over the Mississippi River at Thebes. HL. is
not longer nor more picturesque than other railway bridges across the Mto
slsslppl, but It Is one of the most important It was-phmned and constructed,
not by the managers of one railway, but of several, and was located not
with one railway In mind, but with the trade of two great sections In mind.
The structure recently .completed is one of the fifteen great railway
bridges crossing the Mississippi, and Is probably the most substantial struc
ture ever thrown across the great river. The fact that the approaches are of
concrete contributes greatly to the servlceableness of the bridge. The experi
ence of the last ten years has shown that concrete stands against floods
better than stone or any other material, and In this particular and In the
character of the structural work the bridge at Thebes represents-the best
results of modern experience and engineering skill.
The bridge was placed where the engineers directed and the railways in
terested are to come to it. It was built to accommodate a great freight traffic.
and In this particular has advantages over bridges built at an earlier date.
It opens a new line of direct communication between Chicago and the South
west by way of southern Illinois, .and is to stand for all time holding open
the doors to a growing trade with the Southwest,
AT ELLI8 ISLAND.
Grotesque Immigrant and Cnanga
Made by Xear'a Beaidence.
Ellis Island that gateway to New
York through which this year will
enter about a million refugees from
the Ignorance, despotism, poverty and
hopelessness of the old world is one
of the most interesting places in the
metropolis. There the student of hu
manity is never In want of an en
grossing subject. There he may see
in the raw" the peasantry of sunny
Italy, of Ice-bound Finland, of Lithu
ania, of Poland, of all the many lands
of Europe and western Asia the Jew,
the Catholic, the Mohammedan, the
Protestant, the adherent of the Greek
Church each attired in the grotesque
and semi-barbaric garb of his native
village and speaking a rude dialect
which the educated from even his own
land can scarcely comprehend.
Heavy, stolid faces product of cen
turies of toil, poverty and ignorance
confront him, but he will detect little
of viciousness. These ox-like men and
women are not criminals. Only rare-'
' s ' v
eager friends who come to welcome .
them. If the Americanized friend is
a woman, especially if she be a young
woman, one may depend upon it that
her unsophisticated countrywoman has
got to be amazingly "prinked up" be
fore they set oft together. Not infre
quently a "lady friend" gifted with
forethought will have brought with
her an entire hew wardrobe all a la
mode -for the newcomer, and it is a
common occurrence to see one of these
ambitious kinswomen literally forcing
her dazed peasant .friend to lay aside
her picturesque klrtle and bodice, her
gay headdress, her long pendant ear
ring beloved treasures and don in
their stead, in such privacy as can be
secured in the door ways of the long
exit corridors, cheap and tawdry black
skirts and a white shirt waist and a
picture hat laden with flowers and
In a few months the peasant girl
becomes habituated to wearing cor
sets about her strong young waist,
and she blushes to think of the sight
she must have been when she landed,
with a bundle on her bacs, and when
she in turn goes to meet some one of
her friends it is difficult to realize how
radical has been the transformation.
CONTRAST AT ELLIS ISLAND.
Linievitch Takes Some Outposts.
St. Petersburg, June 16. In a dis
patch to the emperor, dated June 13,
General Linievitch says the Russians,
after a fight June 11, occupied the vil
lages of Syfong-Toy, Chuipou and
Russian Cruiser' Must Go To Sea.
Saigon, Cochin-China, June 15. The
Russian auxiliary cruiser Kuban an
chored off Cape St. James here this
morning, and the governor ordered her
to depart immediately and dispatched
Chakhedzi. A Japanese company evac-
if awn their moral and financial support uated the mines and retired southward,
from the teamsters. The circulars.
which are issued officially by the build
ing trades, charge that the members of
the Safe and Machinery Movers' and I
Riggeis' union has . been - performing
work rightfully belonging to the trades
affiliated with the building trades.
Gould Must Pay His Architect.
.. New York, June 17. A verdict ; for
Abner J. Haydel, an architect, to re
cover $24,183 form Howard Gould for
Chakhedzi. The same day another de- a French warship to enforce the neu-
tachment approached the mines near trality of these waters. Twenty-eight
of the colliers which supplied the Rus
sian fleet with coal, have left Saigon,
and 30 more of them are preparing to
sail. The British steamer Carlisle,
which is understood to have on board
war munitions intended for the Rus
sians, is detained
where it was reinforced-by a battalion
of Japanese with quick-firing . guns,
The Japanese detachment on the Man
darin road retired to a position south
Death Penalty Suggested.
Honolulu,. June 16 Considerable at
tention has been attracted by a Chinese
poster, which has appeared in Hilo's
Asiatic quarter. It says that the Chin
ese government proposes to retaliate for
-West Point Graduates 114 Men. .
West Point, N. Y. June 14. The
graduation exercises of the first class,
114 in number, were held- today under
a covering of canvass in front of the
library. An exceedingly large crowd
was in attendance. ' Among the officers
present were Lieutenant General Miles,
retired, and Lieutenant General Chaf
fee. ' The address of the graduating
class was delivered by Franklin Mur
phy, of New York, president of the
board of visitors, and was followed by
an address by General Chaffee, and by
the delivery of diplomas. ,
Colombia's Envoy of Friendship.
Washington, June 15. John Barrett,
United States minister "to Colombia,
today presented to tie president Enri
que Cortez, ex-minister of , foreign af
fairs of the south American republic.
services in drawing plans for the Gould the American exclusion . policy, and i Senor Cortez has been appointed confi-
astle at Port Washington. L.: I., - was that the government at Pekin will issue dential agent of the Colombian govern-1 pay checks range in face value from $80
Standard Loses S lOO.OOO.
Chicago, June 14. A dispatch to the
Tribune from Van Buren, Ind., says:
That merchants in., this vicinity have
been fleeced out of $100,000 by bogus
checks on the Standard Oil May payroll
has developed on the arrival here of
Assistant Treasurer F. S. Davis from
New York to investigate. The forged
awarded by a jury in the New York an order against the purchase of Amer-
state Supreme court at Mineola, - L. I. lean goods, with a death penalty for
This amount represents about 2 per vioation of the order, and will -proceed
cent of the original contract" price of to have Americans fumigated . at the
$937,000, which it was estimated the port of entry and charged $5 per head.
tiould castle, would cost. Haydel had
sued for $60,000.
Russian Cruiser on Rampage.
London, June 17. The Singapore
correspondent of the Daily Mail says
that the Russian cruiser Rion left June
14 for Odessa, and that great uneasi
ness is felt for the safety of British
Will Fight in Spite of Mud.
London, June 16. The Japanese
correspondent of the Daily Telegraph at 1
Moji, Japan, says: "The rainy season
has started in Manchuria, - and the
mud in the roads is knee deep, but Japan intends to inflict a final and
this will not interfere with military crushing blow upon the Russian army
operations, glad tidings of Which- may in Manchuria before considering . any
be expected within a few days." t proposition for peace.
ment in this city and will .use his ef
forts to re-establish the cordial - rela
tions between 'the two countries. Senor
Cortez is also to try to establish friend
ly relations with Panama. ;
Final Blow Before Peace,
Pekin. June' 15. In Germany and
other circles here,' the prospects of
peace between Japan anq liussia are
considered remote. It is supposed that
to $1,000, and are duplicate numbers
of the genuine checks, by which - fact
the frauds were discovered. -
Panama will Coin Silver. '
- Panama, June' 14. The government
of Panama, in accordance with the de
sires of the canal commission and the
local bankers, has decided to coin 1,
000,000 silver pesos.- This step is cal
culated to relieve the demand for silver
caused . by . the activity of the canal
works and increased business, and will
T-iTQxTont a tit? minot.ainr r-ri oi a wtiifTi an
1 excess of gold might produce. .
ly among the tens of thousands of in
comers Is there one lacking the simple
virtues of the peasant, and the excep
tion may be detected as easily as may
a wolf In a crowded sheepfold.
Of the 812,000 men, women and chil
dren whom the ships brought to Ellis
Island last year less than one In a
hundred were rejected, and.. only the
smallest sprinkling because of a crimi
nal record. Those who: were sent
back were refused admission because
they were in ill health, were likely to
become paupers or were contract la
The metamorphosis which a, year's
residence in the United States causes
in these uncouth immigrants is some
thing astonishing, particularly if the
newcomer is a woman and has spent
the year In, the metropolis. When the
Immigrant lands at Ellis Island he
or she Is an outlandish-looking .ob
ject, outlandish as was ever no, stage
clown". ' Invariably he has a bundle,
iand his wife has a bundle a bundle
done up in anything from the size of
a pocket handkerchief to a large ta
blecloth. If the bundle is a small one
it is carried in the hand or slung across
a stick over the shoulder; if it Is a
large bundle the woman' ties it. across
her back, leaving her hand free to
balance, perhaps, a small paper trunk
on her head with one hand, and with
the other to drag a load of precious
and archaic pots and pans to which
she has clung like grim death since
the eventful day -when she left her
hovel far behind. ' The children, or
such of them as are' not babes at the
breast, follow in line, each bearing his
own little momen to of old world house
keepinga tea kettle, a pot, a wooden
spoon, -v .' : .v : -ZZ :,
They see nothing to be ashamed of
in all this on the contrary, they are
Inordinately proud of this public pa
rade of their worldly possessions, and
it is hard for them to understand the
shame and mortification which their
gaucherie ' causes their ' uving l and
A Discouraging Ontlook.
The weekly New York paper which
chronicled gay doings not only in that
frivolous metropolis but in England
and other foreign ports as well, afford
ed Mrs. Emmons keen enjoyment, and .
gave her many an excuse for righteous
wrath. This fact had been fully ap
preciated by her son, who sent her a
"Listen to this, Blje Emmons," sh
commanded one night, the paper trem
bling in her hands. "It's the account
of a grand reception in London, and
this is what It. says: 'The Honorable
Winifred Cowles was in black velvet,
studded with . jewels, the low-cut
bodice and sleeve' straps being 'en
crusted - - with v sparkling gems. . The
Honorable Frances Itathbone wore
deep blue velvet with garnitures of
rich lace. -
"Now you mark what I say," said
Mrs. Emmons. "If our young fellows
that go over to England get to wearing
such clothes, as .this paper , describes,
what going to become of our coun
try? A fellow: that'll submit himself
to be rigged up In any such way as
that Isn't likely to know how to handle
a gun in time o war or a hoe In time
o pea eel" " ' ,
. Hs Wasn't s Legislator.
A traveling man who "makes" Kan- -
sas City frequently was dining in the
cafe of one of the large hotels when he
thought he'd play a trick on his waiter.
"See that man at the next table.
George?" he saldi '
The waiter nodded assent. "That's
Dr. Alonzo Tubbs, the Missouri Legis
lator, who is trying to stop all tipping." '
The waiter grew Interested at once.
"Well, ain't dat too bad," he said. "Ah's
been waltin' on him,, too. "Well, you
won't get any tip there," said the trav
eling man. "Ah suttlngly treated him.
right," replied the waiter. -
"A few minutes later the man at the
other table left and the waiter return
ed to the traveling man. "Well," said
the drummer, "what did I tell your.
".'Xcuse me, sah, but ah thinks you
tole me er fabrication," said the waiter.
grinning. "Dat man ain't a legislatah
he's a gentleman." The man had
given him a quarter.
Wants to Get Even.
- Church If a man Is going to ba
struck by au automobile, whafa the
difference whether the machine is go
ing ten miles an hour or fifty?
Gotham A good deal of difference.
How is a man who Is knocked down
going to tell a chauffeur - what hs
thinks of him if he's going at fifty
miles an hour? Yonkers Statesman.
When there Is a woman caller in the '
evening, and her host takes her home,
it seems to the hostess that it takes
her husband twice as long to get back,
as it should.- - -