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THE MOANING OREGONIAtf, MONDAY, APRIL" 8, 1901.
WILL FIGHT-WA FINISH
BOERSMHTTENTIOJiS BECOME MORE
Those Who Are Surrendering Are of
"No Standing Real "Fight era
Are Still on Duty.
rCONDON, ApW8 The Pretoria corre
spondent of the Morning- Post, -who warns
Ills countrymen -against hoping- for an
early termination of hostilities, believing
the SfbWeS .that, tlte Boers- are tired of
"It hecrqmeg "more evident doily that the
Boers intend to "fight to a finish. Many
are surrendering, but they are men of
no standing. The real fighting men are
still In the commandos, and although the
recently successful British bperatlons
tend to brincr the end nearer. It Is evident
that the Boers must be completely j
crushed before a general surrender Is
It is reported from Brussels that Act
ing President Schalkberger has removed
the seat of government to Leydesdorp.
According to a. .dispatch to the Dally
Mall from Hilvolsum, Mr. Kruger, who
was ;just arrived there, has expressed an
intention to -jo fo the United States in
June and visit "Washington, Boston and
"It is definitely ascertained," says a dis
patch to the 'Times from Kroonstadt
dated Saturday, "that Generals Dewet
and Botha met at Vreyde."
English. Soldiers Coming Home.
LONDON, April 8. Lord Kitchener has
Informed he War Office that eight volun
teer companies, freed by reliefs, are com
ing' home, and that arrangements are in
progress for the speedy relief of further
companies. He thus appears to be en
deavoring to meet the demand that fresh
troops be sent to the front to replace the
Boers Reoccupy PhlllipstoTrn.
IiONDON, April S. The Cape Town cor
respondent of the Dally Express reports
wholesale arrests for treason In Graaf
Relnet and Aberdeen. There Is no other
news from South Africa this morning, ex
cept that a small party of Boers has re--occupled
Phlllipstown, in Cape Colony.
CHICAGO CHURCH DEDICATED
Edifice of Christian Scientists Greet,
inu From Mrs. Eddy.
CHICAGO. April 7 Probably 10,030 per
sons participated today In the dedication
of the Second Church of Christ, Scientist,
at Wrightwood and Pine Grove avenue.
So great was the assemblage that a quad
ruple service was held. After the first
service the side doors were opened and
cne audience passed out, while another
group of worshipers entered through the
front doors and participated in a repe
tition of the service. Twice more the
ceremonial was repeated to audiences
similarly admitted, and still crowds lin
gered about the church eager to get In.
The salutary address was delivered by
Reader B'cknell Toung, after which the
following greeting from Mrs. Mary Baker
Eddy was read:
"Pleasant View, Concord, N. H., April
4. To the Second Church of Christ, Sci
entist, Chicago My Beloved Brethren:
Tour card of Invitation to this feast of
souls, was .duly received. Accept jny
thanks. e sit not In the-idol's temple.
Ye- build not to an unknown God. Ye
worship him whom ye serve. Boast not
thyself. Ihoir ransomed divine love, but
press on unto the possession of unbur
dened bliss. Heal the sick, make spotless
the blemished, raise the living dead, cast
out fashionable lunacy. The ideal -robe of
Christ is seamless. Thou hast touched
Its hem and art being healed. The risen
Christ is thine. The haunting- mystery
and gloom of his glory rale not this cen
tury. Thine Is the upspringing hope, the
conquest over sin and mortality, that
lights the living way to life, not death.
May the God of our fathers, the infinite
person whom we "worship, be and abide
with you; may the blessings of divine
love rest with you. My heart hovers
around your "churches in Chicago, for the
dove of peace sits smljjngly on. these
branches and sings of our Redeemer."
Congratulatory telegrams from Edward
j$u Kimball, of Boston, and other Chris
tian Scientists of prominence In all parts
of the world were also -read from the
chancel at each' service.
" The" church, including the -ground upon
fthlch it stands, cost the society about
Fine "Sew York: Edifice Dedicated.
2SEW YORK; April 7. The magnificent
edifice of the Second Church of Chri6t,
Scientist, at Sixty-eighth street and Cen
tral Park West, was dedicated today, Just
two years after the corner-stone was laid.
There was a. very large attendance, for
the most part made up of people from
other cities. There was no attempt at
decoration, with the exception of a lew
plants and flowers around "the reader's
dais and desk. The addresses were made
hy Mrs. "Laura Lathrop, the first reader
of the church, and John Carroll Lathrop,
her son, second reader. Instead of the
benediction, a letter was read from Mrs.
Baker Eddy, In which she sent good
wishes to the church.
LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE
A DnII "WeelE Prevailed on Account
of Enstex-tlde Holiday.
IiONDON, Aprlf 7. The various sec
tions of the market .last weekwere dull,
as was natural urjidef the influence of the
Eastertide holidays. Nevertheless, a fair
business was done, especially in- Ameri
can securities, in which there have been
enormous realizations. The latter went
a"ong with a ret-ular bear scramble just
before closing Thursday, at which time
the tone was styong, prices finishing a
little under the l?est figures of the week.
Among the Increases on "the "week were
Chicago, Mljwaukee and St Paul, which
rose 64 pol0tsj" New York Central &
Hudson Rlvfer, p: Illinois Central, 5;
Louisville & Nashville, 5; Atchison, '
Northern Pafclflc, 2"4 Pennsylvania, 2;
Union Pacific aifd Erie, 2. Canadians also
attained better figures, on the report that
an energetic effort is being- made to fight
the American Steel Trust.
There was no demand for silver.. The
price has fallen to 2S15-16d per ounce.
India is no longer a buyer, and is not
likely to resume purchases soon, as the
Indian government has a large -reserve.
Money was In short supply until just be
fore the close, of the week, when short
loans were .negotiated at 3 per cent. The
rates for fixtures ranged .from SJ4 to 3"4,
and for three months' bills from 34
Tendency to Easier Money at Berlin.
BERLIN, .April 7. The subscription of
the German Imperial loan did not ma
terially affect the money market The
private rate of discount fell 54 per cent
on the week, and call money reached 34.
The tendency now is to easier money.
According to1 the Vosslche Zeltung, the
French subscriptions alone covered the
Imperial loan four-fold, the subscribers
being chiefly monks who are selling
French rentes for investment here. Sev
eral of the largest Berlin banks each
over-subscribed the loan.
Domestic government funds varied
slightly, closing unchanged on the week.
The market is expecting heavy sales of
the new loan to realize a profit above the
The municipality of Essen has received
government permission to issue a loan
of .000.000 marks.
The -net profits at the German Atlantic
Cable Company to December 31, 1S00, were
551,79$ marks. The company has declared
a dividend of 2 per cent.
MYSTERY NO LONGER.
Identity ot Has "Who Stole Famous
Portrait From Art Rooms.
NEW YORK, April 7. The Herald will
"Mystery -no longer -envelopes, the
Jdentity of the man who stole
the Gainsborough portrait of the Duchess
of Devonshire .from the art rooms of
William Agnew & Sons in London. The
police say the man who took the pic
ture Is Adam Worth. Time, however, has
outlawed the crime, and though Worth
Is well known to the Scotland Yard au
thorities, and to the police of this coun
try, he 'has no fear of prosecution"
4-fter having the famous painting un
der his control for twenty-five years,
lacking two months, Adam Worth, March
26, of this year, returned it to C. More
land Agnew. The transfer was made In
the Auditorium Hotel in Chicago, the
details having been arranged by the two
principals, who dealt through William
Pinkerton and Patrick Sheedy. Mr. Ag
new came to the United States for the
purpose of obtaining possession of the
Gainsborough canvas. Having accom
plished bis purpose, he immmedlately
started home. He should arrive in Lon
don to-day (Monday) with the precious
picture, and It is probable that Adam
Worth will travel to London from Liv
erpool on the same train with him. These
two men were fellow passengers on the
Etruria when that steamship left this
port ten days ago." Worth traveled un
der an alias, his name not being on the
Etruria's passenger list. It is even pos
sible that he and Mr. Agnew formed a
friendship for each other, during the voy
age. Mr. Agnew never knew with whom
he was dealing when he was negotiating
for the return of his picture. He had
no suspicion that the man who received
the major part of the gold he paid to
get his canvas "would sail with him on
Adam Worth's life has been filled with
rare adventure, and for the benefit of
those who may think It worthy of emula
tion, H should be added that he has spent
many years at the hardest kind of labor
behind prison walls. Worth is said to
be a younger son of a family whose
name has been respected 'and honored In
England for generations. The Herald
quotes a detective as saying that Worth
fell Into evil ways and together with
Suskovith, Joseph Rellly, Becker and
other stole the painting fro mthe Ag
news. but that later he gave up his life
LIKELY TO BURST ITS BANKS
Mcrrlmac River is Rising Rnpidly
Flood Alarm Sonnded.
HAVERHILL.. Mass., April 7. From
the Pemlgewasset Valley In the north
to the confluence of the Merrimac River
with the sea, the freshet reports re
ceived here tonight indicated that the
Merrimac River Is likely to burst its
banks at many places with a olume of
water that will exceed that for many
years. The police sounded the flood
alarm tonight, and business men on the
river front began energetic efforts to pro
tect their property. At a late hour the
levee was within 2" feet of the street, and
as high tide comes tomorrow It is expect
ed that streets on a level with the levee
will be flooded. All day communication
was kept up with cities on the Merrimac
and its tributaries, Plymouth and Laco
nla reporting a rainfall during the night
of 1.72 inches. At Manchester tonight
the water was 6 feet 7 inches from the
top of the dam, and rising six Inches
hourly. The volume of water which to
night was overflowing the lowlands at
Concord and Manchester will not reach
here until tomorrow noon, so the greater
part of the damage will not be done
until that time:
There were also all sorts of reports
during the day of bodies being seen 'n
the river, but none could be Intercepted.
A woman's body Is known to have float
ed down from Lawrence, and It was un
derstood that a man's bod yand one of an
Infant had been seen below Lowell.
Danger Line Passed at Pittsburg:.
PITTSBURG, April 7. The danger line
was passed by the rivers here this after
noon. At 7 o'clock tonight the flood
reached Its crest, and the decline Is ex
pected tomorrow morning. Beyond flood
ing cellars In the lower part of the city,
no damage was done. The Weather Bu
reau sent out a flood warning, this mqrn
ing, and as a result hundreds of families
spent Easter morning making a periodical
move to upper stories of their homes
Reports received tonight from stations
at the headwaters show that the rivers
are either falling or stationary.
Gets Commission on Sale Never Made
CHICAGO, April 7. A dispatch to the
Chronicle from Denver sas:
In the suit for a commission on a min
ing sale that was never made the Dis
trict Court Jury today brought In a ver
dict awarding the plaintiffs $200,000. The
suit was brought by Benjamin F. Sey
mour against E. A, Colburn. The latter
owns a controlling interest in the stock of
the Gold King Mining Company, of Crip
ple Creek. A contract was made last June,
the complainant alleging that Mr. Col
burn agreed to pay Mr. Seymour $200,000
ithe found a purchaser who would pay
$2,000,000 for the mine. H. H. Frambach,
formerly of Chicago, was interested in
the deal, but Mr. Colburn then refused
Killed Brother, Wounded Father.
PATERSON, N. J., April 7.-Sabbatha
Plglnoll tonight wounded his father and
shot and killed his brother Pletre, after
the latter had probably fatajly wounded
him. The trouble arose at an Easter cele.
bratlon in the city between the brothers
over a game of cards. Sabbatha had been
driven from the house, and, returning,
attacked his father with a stiletto, In
flicting a bad wound on the arm. Pletre,
golns to his father's aid, knocked Sab
batha down with a blow on the head with
an ax that opened his skull. Sabbatha
then fired two shots at his brother, kill
ing him. Sabbatha is at the hospital and
will likely die.
Arrest Canses Great Satisfaction.
VIENNA, April 7. The arrest of the
leading members of the Macedonian com
mittee Friday night at Sofia, Bulgaria,
causes great satisfaction. It was prob
ably due to pressure from Russia and
Turkev, although the official reason given
is that the committee was preparing a
rising In Macedonia. The revelations at
the trial of the Bulgarians at Salonlca
regarding the revolutionary alms of the
committee may also have hastened the
denouement As the committee counts
many thousands of adherents In-Bulgaria,
trouble may result Prince Ferdinand Is
Body of Woman Found.
NEW YORK, April 7. The Brooklyn po.
lice have In their possession the nude body
of a woman which was taken from the
Erie Basin today, and are working on
the theory of a possible murder. The "body
was that of a woman about 37 years old,
and weighing about 195 pounds. There
are abrasions on the back and left ankle.
There was nothing on the body except a
pair of well-worn Oxford ties. It in be
lieved that the body had not been in the
water more than 4S hours.
Train Fireman Scalded to Death.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., April 7. A double-header
coal train on the Cincinnati
Southern Railroad was ditched north of
Spring today, and both engines exploded
their boilers. Fireman William Dugger
was scalded to death, and Engineers Will
iams and Dorman, Fireman Elliott and
Brakeman Shortman were seriously in
OFFICIALS ARE PERPLEXED
RUSSIA WILL NOT RECEIVE COM
MUNICATIONS FROM CHINA.
This ' Is According to a Dispatch.
From Officer in Charge of Amer
ican Legation st Pefcla,
WASHINGTON, April 7. The Adminis
tration is perplexed over a cable dispatch
received from Mr. Squlers, now In charge
of the American Legation at Pekln. This
dispatch, according to a publication to
day, said that the "Russian Minister re
fuses to receive official communications
from Chinese Ministers, which carried the
inference that diplomatic relations be
tween the two countries Interested would
be broken off. The officials are very reti
cent about the matter, and decline to
affirm or deny whether it is correctly
stated. They will go only so far as to
admit the receipt of a dispatch, whose
purport was not clearly understood, for
which reason It was not given to the
press for publication.
Another cablegram, which reached here
today, from Mr. Rockhlll, the Special
Commissioner of the United States, had
no reference to the alleged1 refusal of
the Russians to receive official communi
cations from the Chjnese Commissioners.
As Mr. Rockhlll Is In a position to know
promptly what develops between the Min
isters and the peace commissioners, It Is
believed he would be prompt to report a
step of such far-reaching Importance as
the published dispatch from Mr. Squlers
At the Russian Embassy, no informa
tion on the subject was obtainable to
night. It was said there that no commu
nications had come from the office at St
Petersburg since the Russian note of sev
eral days since, which declared that gov
ernment's Intention regarding Manchuria,
a story of which was handed to Secre
tary Hay. The impression of the officials
at the embassy was that no special sig
nificance attached to the Squlers dis
patch. According to them. It simply
meant that the Russians had discontinued
further negotiations at this time on the
Manchurlan question alone, which for the
time is held In abeyance.
This was in accord with the spirit of
the official publications on this matter,
fthich asserted that, remaining faithful
to Its original and oft-repeated political
argument regarding Manchuria, "It will
quietly await the further couree of
events." Absolutely no concern was felt at
the embassy on the subject, the officials
apparently being perfectly satisfied that
the communications referred to relate en
tirely to the Manchurlan question In oth
er diplomatic circles, the report failed fo
receive credence, on the general theory
that the interests of the Russian Govern
ment In China were too great and far
reaching to permit the severance of diplo
matic relations at this time, when 'sub
stantial unity on many of the matters of
negotiation were so promising.
NO MORE HITCHES, SAYS LI.
Negotiations Ministers Against
Large Legation Guards.
PEKIN, April 7. Mr. Rockhlll, United
States Special Commissioner to Pekm,
had a long Interview yesterday with LI
Hung Chang, who satisfied him that there
Is not likely to be any further important
hitch In the negotiations for a settlement
between China and the powers. China
has agreed to the list of punishments
submitted by the Ministers of the powers,
asking only one concession, namely, de
privation of office, Instead of banishment,
in the case of a man who is 70 years of
age. To this the Ministers have agreed.
Li Hung Chang says the court is ex
tremely anxious to return to Pekln as
soon as the foreign- troops evacuate the
Some of the Ministers of the powers
begin to think that so large a force us
2000 troops acting as legation guards In
the city proper would be a great mistake.
Such a body would have to remain in a
space of one square mile. The troops
could not be allowed outside the legation
quarter armed, and it would probably not
be safe for them to go unarmed. It Is
thought by some of the Ministers that if
the encampment were made from 12 to 15
miles away, with the necessary stores,
this arrangement would be much prefer
able, as a telegram could bring the troops
to the city immediately. Moreover, some
Ministers have been insulted by troops of
Other nationalities. Mr. Rockhlll and Sir
Ernest Mason Satow, the British Minis
ter, were returning from dinner in chairs,
when the chairs were- stopped by German
soldiers, who proceeded to beat the bear
ers. The ladies of the party were greatly
frightened. The Ministers generally fear
that the presence In Pekln of a consid
erable force of troops of various nation
alities might be a source of international
friction. They are not entirely pleased
with the military proposals of the Gen
erals, as they fall to see the necessity for
the demolition of all forts.
Secretary of Japanese Legation- on
WASHINGTON, April 7. "All the war
like news," says Mr. Katomatz, secretary
of the Japanese legation, In an interview
which will be published in the Washing
ton Post tomorrow, "which has been sent
out from Japan by foreign correspondents
to London, and thence transmitted to this
country, are more or less exaggerated,
and some of them utterly groundless. For
instance, nothing can be more false than
the report that appeared Saturday to the
effect that Japan addressed to Russia a
note which almost amounted to an ulti
matum. Now that China has refused to
sign the Manchurlan .convention nnd Rus
sia has decided not to insist upon Its con
clusion, I am quite at a loss to find out
what has given rise to such preposterous
"It is very likely that the Japanese Min
ister at St Petersburg should have given
Russia verbal advice that the latter would
better submit the convention to the Inter
national conference at Pekln, and there
is no reason why Russia would refrain
from doing so, If the convention con
tained nothing as has been declared by
Russia herself which was detrimental to
the interests of China or Injurious to the
interests of the powers concerned. Japan
Is ready to approve or support any prop
osition, no matter whatever state makes
it, provided it is just and proper. It Is
believed that the Pekln negotiations will
proceed In perfect harmony, uninterrupted
by the Incident caused by the Manchurlan
convention, which now seems to have
been fairly settled."
French Still Opposed by Chinese.
LONDON, April 8. The Pekln corre
spondent of the Morning Post, wiring
"The French are still opposed by the
Chinese near Halll, but are careful to
avoid a conflict, because their advance
would be anticipated by the Germans,
whose patrons are 30 miles within the
Province of Shan Si, and can reach Tal
Yuen Fu at any moment.
Japan to Have Free Hand in Corea.
LONDdN, April 8. The Pekln corre
spondent of the Morning Post, wiring Sat
"It Is asserted on good authority that
Russia Is willing to give Japan a free
hand In Corea, with a view to preventing
her assuming a hostlie attitude."
Earl Li on Manchurlan Convention.
LONDON, April 8. The Pekln corre
spondent of the Morning Post, wiring
"At ChlngTlngFu the French intercept
ed a letter from Earl LI to the Gov
ernor of Shan SI, complaining that the
Manchurlan convention must not be
signed, because the European powers were
willing to sit down, ar usual, to watch
Russia devour China."
Attitude of Japan.
LONDON, April 8. The Yokohama cor
respondent of the Dally Mall, wiring yes
terday, and dealing with the attitude of
Japan toward Russia's Chinese policy,
"Shipping companies have been ordered
to hold their Vessels in: readiness for
transport service. Cruisers on the re
serve list have been commissioned for
active service. All leave has been re
called and officers of the first reserve
have been warned for service. There Is,
much popular excitement"
Empress Aslcs for Instructions.
LONDON. April 8. "The Empress Dow
ager and Grand Councillors have asked
the Yangtse Viceroys," says the Shang
hai correspondent of the Standard, "what
course they recommend the court to take
In the event of Russia retaining Man
churia." CROWN MUST BE UPHELD.
Emperor's Address to Array on His
BERLIN, April 7. Careful Investigation
at Potsdam today regarding the circum
stances under which Emperor William de
livered his latest military address, devel
oped the Information that during a re
view, last Tuesday, of a number of mili
tary bodies belonging to the Potsdam
garrison, Including the First Regiment of
Foot Guards, extraordinary precautions
were taken to prevent any representative
of the press or any other civilian obtain
ing knowledge of His Majesty's remarks,
which were uttered in the Lustgarteri,
adjoining trie royal castle. From personB
ho were present, it was learned that
the Kaiser spoke substantially as follows:
"A hand from out of the people was
recently raised agaltfsf. me, to my intense
sorrow. Evidently," serious times are
coming, which will try our mettle. I
know that the army Is true to its tradi
tions and to the solemn oath It has taken.
I know it will remain steadfast and faith
ful .to me. My conviction is especially
strong regarding the Guards and the reg
iment present, which Is tied to the Ho
henzollerns by Indissoluble bonds, as the
past has shown, during the troublous
times abroad, and even during revolution
ary times at home. The authority of the
crown must be maintained at all hazards.
Woe to the soldier who listens to the
voice of the tempter."
Orders seem to have been given by the
Prussian Minister of the Interior to sup
press all public mention of quotations
from the Emperor's speeches. At Stru
yum, during a recent meeting, called to
protest against an Increase of the corn
tolls, the police dissolved the assembly
when the speaker cited a sentence from
His Majesty's speech to the Emperor Al
exander Grenadier Regiment, at his firbt
appearance on horseback after the attack
upon him at Bremen. The papers men
tion similar instances elsewhere.
Emlinssy Reaches Bprlin Today.
BERLIN, April 7. The special embassy
appointed to announce to the German
Emperor the accession of King Edward
VII will arrive in Berlin tomorrow night.
It consists of the Duke of Abercorn, the
Earl of Kintoye, Major-General Sir Arch
ibald Hunter and George R. Clerck, of
the British Foreign 'Office. Emper6r
William wilL receive the members of the
embassy In audience at noon Tuesday,
and will entertain them at dinner that
evening at the schloss On the follow
ing evening they will probably dine at
the barracks of the L)ragoon Guards.
Thursday they will dine at the Britlsn
Embassy, and Friday they leave for
Dresden, from which city they will re
turn to England.
Ten Fresh Crhch of Plague.
CAPE TOWN, April 7. In the last 48
hours 10 fresh cases of bubonic plague
have been officially reported. Of thene
four are Europeans, and the others col
ored persons. The corpse of a colored
person who died of the disease was found
America Mast Pay Higher Duties.
LONDON," April 7. According to the
St. Petersburg co'rrespondent of the Dally
Mail, import duties for Vladlostock have
been raised on all American iron, steel
Salisbury at Benlcilin.
NICE, April 8. Lord Salisbury has ar
rived at Bealcillu. He was but little
affected by the journey from London.
Dock Strikers Will Resume Work.
MARSEILLES, April. 7. The striking
dockers today decided to resume work
FIRE IN ELEVATOR.
9050,000 Loss in St. Louis, Caused by
Spark From Engine.
ST. LOUIS, April 7. Sparks from a
switch engine today set fire to the big
elevator owned by the St. Louis Eleva
tor & Storage Company, and within less
than two hours the building was reduced
to ashes, entailing a loss of $650,000. The
building and contents, which consisted of
about 800,000 bushels of wheat and corn,
were fully Insured.
The elevator, which was situated on
the river front at the foot of Blddell
street, was the second largest In St.
Louis, and was used for storage purposes
by others than the members of the St.
Louis Storage Company, but the latter
just at this time happened to own almost
all the grain. The building contained
corn and wheat of grades below No. 2.
Only a small amount of high-class cereals
was stored there.
C. H. Haarstlck, president of the com
pany, gave it as his opinion that the loss
of the grain will not affect the local mar
ket. The building was insured for $90,-
000, and the storage company's grain for
$550,000. Other Insurance on private stor
age will aggregate $50,000. Nearly every
Insurance company represented In St
Louis carried policies on the grain. There'
will be little, If any, grain salvage, the
fire and water having made a clean
176,000 New York Fire.
NEW YORK, April 7. A fire, which
broke out at different times last night,
did damage to the extent of $175,000 to the
stock and-machinery of the Sudhaus Pa
per .Box Company, as well as to the
stock of Swetzer, Pembroke & Co., both
firms occupying the building at 83 and 85
White street. The fire first broke out at
10 o'clock at night, and was supposed to
have been overcome in a short time, with
a small loss, but at 2 o'clock this morn
ing the flames again broke out on one of
the upper floors, which was occupied by
the Sudhaus Company.
Mother and Daughter Drowned.
MILWAUKEE, April 7. Mrs. Michael
Ghart, of Lake, and her 7-year-old
daughter, were drowned In the Klnnl
klnlck River at the Klnnlklnlc Avenue
bridge In this city today. They were in
a )uggy drawn by a nervous young horse.
As they neared the bridge, which was
open for repairs, the horse became
frightened and ran away, plunging over
the embankment into the river, dragging
the buggy and its occupants with it.
Mr. Hart was saved, but the mother and
daughter were caught by the buggy
top and carried to the bottom of .the river.
The bodies were recovered later in the
Much Smallpox In St. Joseph.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo.. April 7- City Physi
cian Tygart to-night made the statement
that there are thirty cases ot smallpox
In South Park, which have never been
reported to the health department, and
that the disease is spreading rapidly. He
places the whole section of the city un
LAWYER PATRICK TALKS
WHAT THE ACCUSED MURDERER
OF RICE HAS TO SAY.
Valet JonesDld Not Kill Millionaire,
Even Though He Con-
NEW YORK, April 7. Lawyer Albert T.
Patrick, who Is charged with the murder
of Millionaire Rice, made a statement to
night concerning the case. He was asked
to say something concerning a story,
printed 1n a morning paper, that Valet
Jones had spent several hours, accom
panied by a policeman attached to the
District Attorney's office, in-touring the
tenderloin district. According to thlB
story, Hotels, conqert halls and gardens
and theaters were visited by the prisoner
and his attendant, and dozens of drinks
taken. Lawyer Patrick said:
"I have known that this kind of thing
has been going on for several weeks. I
Could not swear that such was the case,
but I have .heard from various sources
that Jones is plentifully supplied with
money, has been taken out buggy riding,
and otherwise treated with kindness and
Patrick then went on to speak of the
Rice murder case. This is the first time
that 'he has made any statement since his
arrest He said:
"Jones never killed W. M. Rice. Had
he done so he never would have testified
to it, especially as the District Attorney
has promised him no immunity, nor would
his counsel, even though Captain Baker
would have permitted him to do so. His
confidence Is due to the fact that William
M. Rice at the age of 84 died of heart fail
ure, as did his brother, F. A. Rice, yes
terday, at the age of 70, and there will
never be any proof otherwise. The only
crime of which Jones is guilty Is that of
conspiring against the 1900 will, and per
jury in the present proceedings. His fairy
story Is the result of a collaboration with
James A. Baker, Jones' lawyer; Mr. Bat
tle, who is hired by Baker; Assistant
District Attorney Osborne and Professor
Witthaus, the professional expert whose
report Ogborrte for the last six months
has been expecting In a few days, and who
swore that Rice died of mercurial poison
ing, if he did riot die of something else.
"The object of Jones' story Is to have
me held in prison pending the will litiga
tion. I have already been in prison six
months on the forgery charge without
even being indicted, and I do not be
lieve that there is any serious intention
to try me on a criminal charge before a
jury. My arrest on a murder charge and
the desperate attempt to hold me Is due
entirely 'to my ability and attempt to give
bail upon any less serious charge. The
stock In trade of the opposition to the
1900 will 1b their already demonstrated
ability to control he District Attorney's
office; that is to say, that portion pre
sided over by Osborne, over which there
seems to be no administrative supervision.
"So far the tactics emplojed against me
have been the giving- out by Mr. Osborne,
continually, of statements known by him
to be false in order to cause the public
to prejudge me guilty, so as to justify
false Imprisonment and prevent a fair
trial; the wrongful Imprisonment of my
self, and the hounding by detectives of
those who appear to favor me; the abuse
of the process of the courts by wrongfully
subpenaing, in the name of the court, per
sons to personally appear before him and
submit to examinations in his office. The
use, under the guise of professional hand
writing experts, to swear that the signa
tures of the 1900 will, checks, assignments,
etc , are forgeries, and the procuring of
false testimony are In the same line.
''Jones swore on the witness stand, and
Osborne admitted it In open court, that
Jones Informed Osborne In January that
Jones killed Mr. Rice with chloroform, and
that subsequently. In collaboration with
Witthaus, February 21, the present com
plaint, charging me with killing Rice with
mercurial poison, was made at the In
stance of Osborne in an attempt to de
prive me of all knowledge of the nature
of the accusation against me until hp had
used as witnesses those whom he sup
posed to be for me.
"I have been informed that Jones has
been. for seeral weeks past permitted to
roam' the streets. So far as I am con
cerned, I have no objection, provided he
Is kept within the jurisdiction of the court.
It would take but little corroboration to
convict Jones upon his own confession,
but it would take a great deal to convict
me upon Jones' accusation. If I am held
or Indicted for murder. Jones will cer
tainty be. I would surely be acquitted,
but In his effort to have himself corrob
orated he might be convicted, Innocent
though he Is, and then he would surely
be electrocuted, for no hand could save
him. Jones is staking his life upon the
ability of the handwriting experts to dis
credit Rice's own signature, which Jones
saw him write, and which he shows by
his numerous statements and uncertain
testimony that he knows Rice signed.
Jones may rest assured that thOBe for
whom he has outlawed himself from man
kind will abandon him when they can no
longer use him.
'As to my own position, I can only say
that I will be vindicated, and will be able
to discharge all duties devolving upon
and maintain all rights belonging to me,
all of which, however, Is in the hands of
my able and conservative attorneys. Of
personal revenge I have no thought, but
If I am convicted of Rice's murder, I shall
do my utmost to convict all Implicated, in
which event 1 am sure I can prove the
motive for the alleged will ot 1896 and the
instigators to be persons striving to up
hold it and prove that Jones did the deed,
believing he could thus prevent the con
summation of Mr. Rice's plans through
District Attorney Philbln was asked to
day what he knew of Jones alleged tour
of the tenderloin. He replied that he
knew nothlntr exceDt what he had read.
"Have you at any time given permission
for him to absent nimseu rrom me nousc
of Detention except when he was In at
tendance at court?"
"I have not," he replied.
Mr. Osborne said: "I have read the
statement made by Patrick, and have
nothing to aay. I cannot make myself
pqpular with the criminal classes, and
expect to be maligned at every chance,"
Had Former Wife Arrested.
CHICAGO, April 7. Daniel A. Doherty,
an English tlcket-of-leave man, who la
well known In gambling resorts of New
York and London, has caused the arrest
here of his former wife, Mary Doherty,
whom he charges with obtaining money
from him under false pretenses. Fifteen
years ag6, In London, Doherty shot and
killed Colonel George Graham, of New
York, following a dispute over a poker
game that began on a Trans-Atlantic
liner, and" was continued at the Churchill
Club In Piccadilly. Doherty was sentenced
to life Imprisonment, and was confined
until. 189S, when he was released on a
Doherty bases his charge against his
former wife upon allegations that she
secured a divorce from him while he was
a prisoner, .but withheld the fact from
Viim nni onnt'rmpfl tn take monev from
him for her maintenance. He allege"- that
Since sne ODiaineu a divorce iruui uuu, u
1896, she hag had from him about $7000.
TJn. nlhM (tthtaB tSof TiVnn Via Wftnf tn
prison he gave her over $15,000. Mrs. Do
herty s friends maintain tnar tne aivorce
was not secured until a few months ago,
nnrt fh alncft helnar sennrated from Do
herty she has hdd no money from him.
No Doubt That Child Was Killed.
BUTTE, April 7. Medical examination
qf the body of 9-year-old Evelyn BleweEt,
whose body was nearly consumed by "fire
In the cabin of John Warne, the aged
watchman at the Walkervllle reservoir,
was made today. It demonstrated beyond
doubt that the child had been killed. The
back of the head was crushed in as by
a blow from a hammer, and the neck
broken. Warne is In Anaconda, having
been taken there by private conveyance
early last night, when word reached the
Jail that a mob was forming' at Walker
vllle to lynch him. It Is likely he will
not bo brought back till ready for trial,
and possibly an effort will be made to
remove the case to another county
Brokers "Wanted far Embexzlement.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Cola. April J.
A. B. Moulder and George S. Cheesman,
brokers of Colorado Springs, disappeared
two-weeks ago, and warrants have been
Issued for their arrest on charges of de
falcation. It is said that the stocks and
securities belonging to their clients, and
embezzled by them amount to about $50,
000. They did business under the name
of the Moulder-Cheesman Investment
Company, and were supposed to be In
good financial condition. Their downfall
Is charged by their friends to extrava
gance of living. Moulder is a bachelor,
and was a prominent clubman here. Mr.
and Mrs. Cheesman were social leaders.
No clew to the whereabouts of either of
the men Is had by the officers.
Woman Fatnlly Wounded.
KANSAS CITY, Ma. April 7.-Mrs. Isa
bel Thompson, aged 67, was fatally
wounded last night by a footpad, who,
In attempting to rob the woman, crushed
her skull with a poupling-pln. She was
returning home from church when as
saulted. In an unfrequented part of the
clfy. She was found after midnight, af
ter having lain unconscious for several
hours. There is no clue to the footpad.
During the winter, eight people hav
been more or less seriously injured by
footpads. One of the victims, an elderly
woman, has become insane, and another,
a Kansas City (Kan.) grocef. died of his
Running; Battle With Burglars.
FRANKFORT. Ind., April 7.--Burglars
at Mlchlgantown, east of here, early
thfi mornlnsr. wrecked the safe In a
brick building occupied by C. A. Mar
shall, a merchant, and after a desperate
running battle. In which Marshall was
slightly wounded and one of the robbers
probably fatally shot, escaped with a
small amount of booty. The safe con
tained several hundred dollars In cash
and many valuable papers. All was prac
tically destroyed by the force of theex
plosion. The property damage was $3000.
No Verdict in Jointlst Case.
SALINA. Kan., April 7. The first trial
of a jointlst under the new Hurrell law,
passed by the last Legislature, which
makes It a misdemeanor to be found In
possession of spirituous Jlquor, resulted in
nn .rff.f ha.o lata Incf Tlfirht J1TII tll
Jury was discharged. It was the case om
Henry Stevens and wile, wnose piace was
raided by the Sheriff recently. The pass
age of the law was a result of the tem
perance crusade started by Mrs. Carrie
ANNUAL TENNESSEE DERBY
Will Be Run Today There Are Ten
MEMPHIS. Tenn., April 7. The 14th an
nual Tennessee Derby will be run at
Montgomery Park tomorrow, and the in
dications tonight are for a fast track.
There are 10 carded starters. The favorite
Is almost sure to come from the Schorr
stable, the local turfman naming three
probable starters, Including Joe Frey, the
winner of the San Francisco Derby.
George C. Bennett will be represented by
Monos. Mr. Bennett was to start Dick
Burgess, but that colt broke down and
Is to be turned out. T. P. Hayes Is rep
resented by Royal Victor. Turney Broth
prs tvlll start The Commander. The result
of former Derbies Bhows the race to be
one of many defeats for favorites, and
for this reason every starter In the event
w 111 have a following. The probable start
ers, weights and Jockeys fouow:
Monos, 122, Coburn; Lady Schorr, 117.
Minor? .Toe Frev. 122. J. Woods Royal
Victor, 122, WInkfleld; Queen Dixon, 117,
Alard Scheck, Harney, Gaherols, The
Commander and SIddons are doubtful
After Races Set for Lexington.
LEXINGTON, Ky.. April 7. Andy J.
Welch, of the Hartford (Conn.) Trotting
Association, arrived here today, and 13
the guest of John E. Madden- It is re
ported that Welch Is here for the purpose
of. seeing Dave CahiU, the owner of Char
ley Herr, and clinching a match between
Worn ank Preseeus. Welch, it Is under
stood, will make, an earnest effort to se
cure the Boralma and Tne addoic race
and the Herr-Cresceus race for Hartford
in-aontomhpr "Roth of these events have
been scheduled to come off at the Lexing
ton meeting in October.
Catcher Suddenly Departs.
PHILADELPHIA, April 7. Catcher
McFarland. of the Philadelphia National
League Club, who came here from his
home in Cleveland a few days ago to
enter as was supposed Into practice with
his team, has, to the surprise of the
management, returned to his home. Man
ager Shettesline says tonight that Mc
Farland had signed a contract with the
club and that he knew no reason for the
catcher's sudden departure.
Famous Colt Dead.
LEXINGTON, Ky., April 7. The suck
ling "colt, full brother to the Kentucky
Derby winner, Lieutenant Gibson, by G.
W. Johnson-Sophie Hardy, died of lock
jaw at the farm of B. L. Baker today.
The colt's dam died on foaling, and, ow
ing to her great value, her owner was
endeavoring to raise the colt by artificial
Senator Cannon With Slclc Father.
MONTEREY, Cal., April 7. Ex-United
States Senator F. J. Cannon arrived here
today, having been hastltly summoned
from Washington by the .illness of his
father. Apostle George Q. Cannon, of the
Mormon Church at Salt Lake City.
Apostle Cannon's condition Is somewhat
improved again today, though an alarm
ing change for the worse occurred yester
day, caused by the strain of attending
to legal business with his attorney for
the Past few days. Yesterday his con
dition was such that a specialist was
telegraphed for to consult with Mr. Can
non's Salt Lake physician. Dr. Cleft, who
came here with him. Both doctors have
been closely studying the case today, with
a view to a complete change of treat
ment. Latter-Day Saints' Conference.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 7. At Inde
pendence today, nearly 2000 persons wero
In attendance at the meeting of the Lat
ter Day Saints' Conference. The service
was intensely interesting, and the large
church was packed to Its utmost. Joseph
Smith told of the bright time coming for
the church, admonishing his followers to
be steadfast In the faith, and that the
Lord was pleased with his people. When
communion was observed, and testimo
nials were heard, the meeting was pre
sided over by three generations of men
Jonas Chatburn, T. W. Chatburn and
Frank Chatburn. The Important work of
the conference will, It Is expected, be ac
New York Sailed From Algiers.
ALGIERS, April 7. The United States
armored cruiser New York sailed from
Algiers this evening on her way to Ma
nila. Do not gripe nor irritate the alimen
tary canal. They act gently yet
promptly, cleanse effectually and
Sold by all druggists. 25 cents.
ATTEMPT TO WRECKTRAIN
LARGE NUMBER OF Tins PILED ON
SHORT LINE TRACK.
Engine nnd a Few Cars Were Dam
agedBelieved to Be Worlc of
BOISE, Idaho, April 7. An attempt was
made to wreck No. 1 westbound. Short
Line passenger train tonight at Malad
Bridge, 100 miles east of here. A large
number of ties were piled on the track.
The engineer did not see the obstruction
in time to stop the train. The pilot of
the engine was damaged, and brakebeams
were broken under some of the cars.
A delay of about an hour ensued. It
was a narrow escape from a serious dis
aster. It Is believed that the ties were
placed on the track by highwaymen, intending-
to rob the train. The scene ot
the wreck Is the point where a very bad
wreck occurred about three years ago.
STRIKE IS IMMINENT.
Railroad Company's Answer Not Sat
isfactory to Employes.
NEW YORK, April 7. In the opinion
of a good many people, a strike Is Im
minent on the Central Railroad of New
Jersey system. This opinion Is based
on the fact that Chief P. M. Arthur, of
the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engin
eers, left the city to-night for hlB home
in Cleveland, and Chief Frank P. Sar
gent, of the Brotherhood of Locomotlvo
Firemen, was preparing to leave the city
also. Added to this was a statement
made by E. E Clark, chief of the Broth
erhood of Conductors, who said that he
certainly would sanction any action his
men, meaning' the conductors of the
road, might see fit to take.
The chiefs professed to feel angry at
their failure to bring about negotiations
with Vice-President Warren, of the
railroad, concerning' the principal dif
ferences between the companies and Its
employes. It Is said that a letter which
Vice-President Warren sent to the chiefs
on Saturday was not at all satisfactory,
and that Messrs. Arthur, Sargent and
Clark on Saturday night told the repre
sentatives of the employes that they had
done all they could, and sent them back
to their various organizations. As a
consequence, meetings were hed to-day
by the local organlgatlona at all Important
points along- the Jersey Central Union
line. It is believed that a vote as to the
advisability of a strike was taken at to
day's meeting of the employes.
STILL HOLDS FORT ALONE.
No One Admitted to Generol Clay's
Home Except His Body Guard.
LEXINGTON, Ky., April 7. General
Casslus M. Clay is still holding the fort
alone. No one was admitted to White
hall to-day except James Bolln. his
bodyguard. Yesterday General Clay In
timated that he would live on a supply
of meat and canned goods which he had
stored away, but he changed hl3 mind
this morning and ordered Bolln, who
lives about 100 yards from the mansion,
to have his wife prepare his meals.
General Clay la working on the second
volume of his autobiography, which will
contain the secrets of his private life, and
tc tn he, nnhllshed onlv after his death.
The flrit volume, the record of his pri
vate lire, nas aireaay appeared, oui me
circulation Is limited, as only Clay's inti
mate friends received copies.
Not President of Mining Company.
DENVER, April 7. Joseph B. Adams,
of this city, who caused the arrest ot
Mls3 Florence Morrison, a vaudeville act
ress. In Chicago, Saturday, on a charge
of larceny. Is a well-known mining pro
moter. The statement In the Chicago
dispatches that he la president of the
Greg-? Mining & Investment Company
was an error. The president of that com
pany Is Nathan Gregg, of this city. "Mr.
Adams," Bald Mr. Gregg today, "Is not an
officer of the Gregg Mining & Investment
Company, and never has been directly or
indirectly. We have on several occasions
given him options on properties under
our control, and he Is now In Chicago
promoting a deal for some mining people
In which we have a contingent Interest.
We know absolutely nothing about Mr.
Adams' personal affairs.'
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