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PORTLAND, OBEGON, TUESDAY, MAY 14, 1901.
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world for high-class tailoring. This -neek we place their Immense
stock on sale, as follows:
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7.50 unclaimed trousers 2.95
1000 and $12.50 trousers 4.95
25 00 unclaimed suits 9.95
40.00 unclaimed suits 15.95
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ROBES AND WHIPS
A FEW WELL-KNOWN PEOPLE
WHO HAVE PURCHASED AEOLIANS
Her Late Majesty Queen Victoria
. His Majesty Emperor William of Germany
Her Majesty Queen Maria Christina of Spain
His Holiness Pope Leo XIII
His Majesty King Carlos of Portugal
M. B. WELLS, Northwest A.gcnt for The Aeolian Company
Aeolian Hall. 353-355 Washington Street cor. Park
KEW TORK. May 13. The American
Congress of Tuberculosis and the Medico
legal Society will meet in joint session
in this city "Wednesday and Thursday, i
There will be delegates from many or
the states and territories and from Can
ada, Mexico and Nicaragua. All of the
South American states have been asked
to send delegates. Among the subjects
discussed will be preventive legislation,
the treatment and cure of tuberculosis
and climatic conditions.
Saloon Smarter Fined.
TOPEKA, Kan., May 13. Mrs. Rose
Crist. Mrs. Charwlck. Miss Madeline
Southard and C R. McDowell pleaded
guilty In the District Court today of lead
ing the raid on Murphy's billiard .hall
with Mrs. Nation In March. They will be
fined flO each
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European plan 50c. 76c. $1.00
50.00 unclaimed suits 19.95
20.00 unclaimed overcoats 9.95
30.00 unclaimed overcoats 15 95
-40.00 unclaimed overcoats 19.95
E0.O0 unclaimed overcoats 24.95
SKIRTS AT COST. Alterations,
attended to. Telephone Hood 192.
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Train Jumped the Trade.
NEW ORLEANS, May 13. The south,
bound Illinois Central passenger train,
from Chicago, jumped the track on the
curve near Haxelhurst. 30 miles south of
j Jackson, at daylight today, a E. Rose.
or Fulton, Ky.. mall clerk, and Tom Lee,
fireman, were killed. Gus Nelson, the
j engineer, suffered a broken leg, and M.
-. btappen, assistant mail clerk, was
badly bruised. Physicians have been sent
to the scene from Jackson. The track
where the accident occurred was under
.Swedish. Army Bill.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden. May 13. The
first chamber of the Diet today, by 97 to
4L voted for the passage of the army bill
as amended May 6, Increasing the' expen
ditures by 22,500,000 kroner, making a total
of 43,000,000 kroner.
SAN -JOSE VISITED
The-President Was There
and Made a Speech.
THEN RETUMNEDTO HIS WIFE
Mrs. McKinley'a Condition 'Was Fa-
verafele, andlf -It Caatiaaea So,
&e' Programme' "Will Be
SAN FRANCISCO, May 13. At 10 o'clock
Secretary Cortelyou gave the following
bulletin to the Associated Press regarding
the condition of Mrs. McKlnley:
"The physicians In attendance' report
that their patient has passed a more
comfortable day than for several days
President McKlnley expects to carry out
In full the programme prepared for his
entertainment in San Francisco, but ho
will probably be obliged to omit from his
Itinerary some of the smaller places
which he was expected to visit. Definite
plans for the remainder of his trip can
not be announced until tomorrow.
President McKlnley returned late thls
afternoon from San Jose to the
bedside of his wife, at the Scott
residence, where he will remain
'until tomorrow. If Mrs. McKInley's
conditionals still favorable tomorrow the
President will carry out the arranged
programme, with some curtailment. He1
will visit Leland Stanford, Jr., University,
at Palo Alto, and make brief stops at
an Mateo and Burllngame. At Palo
Alto he will be joined, by hls( entire party,
and the President's official entry 'into this
'city will take place tomorrow afternoon,
In accordance with the previously ar
Secretary Cortelyou has given no
tice that Mrs. McKlnley, should she
continue the trip with the President, will
not under any circumstances engage in
any of the social functions arranged for
the party at any place, but that she will
remain as quiet as possible during the
remainder of the tour.
THE PRESIDENT AT SAN JOSE.
Paid a Brief Visit to thejCity and
Returned to San Francisco.
SAN JOSE, Cal., May 13. Thousands of
people between Del Monte and San Jose
who have been anticipating a sight ofthe
President for months, were disappointed
todayv The President's presence In San
Jose for an hour thia afternoon took the
edge off of the disappointment here, where
a rosQ carnival was being held in his.
honor, and where the floral display sur
passed anything ever before .seen In this
part' of -the-country. ' Z'"
After leaving Del Monte this morning
the Cabinet carried out the itinerary as
orlglnally'planned, stopping at Pajaro and
Santa CrUz, and visiting the big trees In
the San Lorenzo Valley; but they had
no'heart to put Into, the festivities In the
absence of their chief, and the keen re
gret of the people was written on their
countenances. Many expressions of kind
ly sympathy for Mrs. McKlnley were
beard at each stopping place. At Santa
Cruz, Secretary of State Hay, a the rep
resentative of the President, responded
to the address of welcome made by the
The President's presence here barely
saved the day. He ran down from San
Francisco in. his special car, arriving here
just a the Cabinet train pulled into the
city from the south. - But he only re
mained for the formal exercises. At 3:30,
when they were concluded, he was driven
back to the station, and left Immediately
for San Francisco. At St. James Square,
opposite the Courthouse, a handsomely
decorated stand had been erected, and
here the formal exercise took place. The
President responded as follows to the
Mayor's address of welcome:
"Mr. Mayor, My Fellow-Citizens r We
have had many warm and generous greet
ings as we journeyed from the Potomac
to the Pacific Slope, but none have been
more interesting, more general and more
memorable than the one which the people
of Santa Clara County and of San Jose
accord us today. (Great applause.) I
observe that I face not only this multi
tude of Americans, but I face the head
quarters of a thousand old Ohloans, who,
with my other fellow-citizens,' gave us
welcome. We are all proud of our states
and well we may be, whether we come
from the North or whether we come from
the South. We are proud of our birth
place and of .-our state citizenship; but
above all we rejoice in the great Nation,
the glory of its achievements, in the
Flag which represents liberty and law
and the Constitution of the Nation that
shelters us all. (Applause.) We have
seen everything in California; we have
eaten of your fruits and your fishes; we
have tasted the perfumes of your flow
ers; we have visited the ancient mission
churches, where the altar of religion was
first raised and whose chimes have sound
ed through the centuries their message
of hope and benediction; we have heard
the dashing waves of your ocean; we
have felt the sunshine and we have been
tanned somewhat by its rays (laughter);
but we have all the time felt the warm
touch of your hearts. We saw at Red
lands the 'other day that they sprinkled
their streets with oil. and we discovered
the next day that they bored for it at
Los Angeles and got it (Laughter.)
Really, there Is nothing that; you have
not got here. We have met your people
your brave men and "women; we have
met the pioneers who builded and found
ed this state; we have met all kinds of
people and wherever we have gone we
have seen smiling, happy and contented
faces and have heard the cheers of school
children from one end of this state to
"Here I am greeted In this the first
capital under your constitution a consti
tution that dedicated the .territory of
California to liberty and union forever
(great applause); whose people asked and
were admitted into the Union of states
and received the protection of the Fed-.
eral Constitution, and from that hour un
til now the people of California have
been loyal to the Government and to Its
every Interest (Enthusiastic applause.)
In peace or in .war you have been faith
ful. We live, my fellow-citizens, under
a Constitution taht was made for four
millions of people, and yet it has proved
quite adequate for seventy-five millions
of people. '(Applause.) It has embraced
within It every National duty and pur
pose and has never stood In the way of
our development and expansion. That
instrument seems almost to have been
inspired to cair forward the holy mis
sion of liberty. It seems not to have been
made alone for those who framed it and
their successors, but for all ages and
for all mankind. We have lived under
It for 125 years, In storm and in sunshine,
j In war within and war without amidst
the passions and tumult, and after a cen
tury abd a 'quarter that great Instrument
stands unsullied by a -single lapse of prin
ciple. (Applause.) To us, my fellow-citizens,
young and old, the preservation of
that Constitution Is committed. It is a
sacred, instrument and it is a sacred
trust given to tis to see that It Js pre
served in all its virtues and vigor to be
passed along to the generations yet to
come. Glorious Constitution! Glorious
Union! Glorious Flag! Seventy-five mil
lions of people stand together as they
have never stood before ,to defend them
all." (Enthusiastic applause.)
Immediately in the rear of the stand
was the big bouquet of which so much
has been beard. It was 90 feet in clr
cumferance, and stood In Its frame 25 feet
high. Tho stem was a telegraph pole
sunk in the ground. It was of cut flowers
of every variety- that blooms. The idea
of presenting this Immense floral offering
to Mrs. McKlnley originated with the
ladles of San Jose, and the presentation
was made to the President by Mrs. E. O.
Smith, who expressed fender words of re
gret for Mrs. McKinley's' illness1 and hopes
for her quick recovery.
The members of Jthe Cabinet took the
long drive through; the orchards of the
Santa Clara Valley, which had been
planned for the President, visiting on
the way the Jesuit college at Santa Clara
and the University of the Pacific. Great
preparations had been made along the
route to receive the President, and the
disappointment at not seeing him was very
keen. Tonight a big reception had been
planned for the President at the Vendome
Hotel, and the programme was carried
out.) The members' of the Cabinet and
the ladies of the party all attended this
Nash Party at the Big Trees.
SANTA CRUZ, -Cal., May 33. Governor
Jfash and party arrived at the big trees
at noon today, an hour after the Presiden
tial party left. Luncheon was served in
their honor under the auspices of the
.Board of Trade. A giant tree close to
the one known as "General Grant" was
named after Governor .Nash, F.A. Hahn
"made the dedlcatorjr.speech, the Governor
responding; Speeches were also made
by Mayor Parker and D. C. Clark, presi
dent of the Board of Trade.- The entire
party, escorted by citizens, was then
driven 'to this city.- At the depot here
the Governor and those with him were
presented with flower by a delegation of
Native Daughters of the Golden West.
Late In the afternoon the party left for
St. Paal'a Invitation.
ST. PAUL, May 13. A reply was .re
ceived today from President McKlnley
to the invltationtelegraphed him. Satur
day night, asking), him to be present to
review the Woodrrien parade at St. Paul
June 13.' The President said that he must
defer definite answer until it is ascer
tained how serious Is the illness of Mrs.
McKlnley. He, however, expressed him
self as favoring the acceptance of the
PULLED DOWN THE FLAG. '
Cuban Baseball Enthusiast Said It
yVaft a- Joke.
jf- ' $ 4 , -
SANTIAGO DE CUBA, May 13. There
was ah exciting ball game between the
American? and Cubans here yesterday!
The Cubans won by the score of 11. to 10.
During the enthusiastic demonstration
which followed, hundreds crowded on the
field and a jubilant Cuban attempted to
pull down the American flag'' to half
mast. A squad of rural guards drew
their machetes and tcharged the crowd,
crying "Viva la randera Americano"
(Long live the American flag). ThB
guards arrested the offender, who dis
claimed Intentional disrespect to the flag
and said it was a" thoughtless joke. He
was released. No one was seriously
Saw McKlnley Drink Champagne.
WORCESTER, Mass., May 13. At the
monthly meeting of Methodist ministers in
Trinity sChurch today, a clergyman said
that an eye witness had told him that
President McKlnley drank a glass of
champagne on board a battleship. Sev
eral of the clergymen present" vigorously
denounced the President for the reputed
SUMMARY .OF IMPORTANT NEWS.
The President's Trip.
President McKlnley paid a brief visit to San
yJose. Page 1.
Mrs. McKlnley Is better. "Page 1.
Governor Nash and party saw the big- trees at
Santa Cruz Page 1.
Twenty-five thousand regulars will be returned
from the Philippines. Page 1.
The Military Governor of Bataan was repri
manded by MacArthur. Page 1.
Lacuna has promised to surrender his com
mand. Page 1.
Shamrock II was beaten by Shamrock I at
"Weymouth. Page 3.
The Oxford-Cambridge team that will comoete
In America was made up. Page 3.
National and American League scores.-Page 3.
Brodrlek's army scheme was laid before the
House of Commons. Pace 2.
A Russo-German tariff alliance against the
United States is proposed. Page 2.
The Chinese are astonished at the amount of
Indemnity demanded. OBage 5.
Twenty-four lives were lost by the sinking of
a Mississippi Biver steamer. Page 1.
Albany, N. T., street-cars will be run under
police protection. Page 2.
The Union Pacific and the St. Paul will share
In the Burlington contract. Page 2.
Oregon Legislative committee will meet Mc
Klnley at Salem, instead of at state line.
Six candidates seek appointment , to receiver
ship of First National Bank of Vancouver.
Strike In mine near Malheur City Is believed
to be richest ev er made in Oregon. Page 4.
One hundred and seentj-nve machinists will
walk out at Seattle toda. Page 4.
"Warden Catron, of "Washington, will succeed
himself, despite hard fight against him.
Portland market quotations. Page 11.
Domestic and foreign commercial news and
quotations. Page 11.
New York stock market transactions. Page 1L
Wheat freights Tor- new season are higher.
Transport Oopack "flue from Puget Sound to
morrow. Page 5. K
Alaska llshthouse rlans too expensive for ap
propriation. Page 5.
"Willamette Blver steamers change time.
Portland and Vicinity,
John Barrett anxious to be appointed Minister
to China. "Pase 8.
St. David's parish wUl build new church this
year. Page 12. "-
Subcommittee on charter outline recommends
Supervisory Board. "Page 8. ,
Mrs. Mary E. Hart stabs K. A. Frame. Page"!?.
Death of James E. Banss. wnil-kuown dra
matic critic Page 7.
Philippine Army to Be Re
duced25,G00Men. ORDERS SENT TO MACARTHUR
Tke Movement ef These
"Will Begin - When AU
TelBateers Have Left
WASHINGTON, May 13: By direction
of the Secretary of War, instructions to
day were cabled to General MacArthur
to send "to San Francisco at his earliest
convenience the following organisations
of the regular Army: Fourtenth, Eight
eenth and Twenty-third regiments of In
fantry; Fourth regiment of cavalry;
Twenty-ninth, Thirtieth, Thirty-second
and Thirty-third companies of coast ar
tillery; First, Eighth. Tenth, Twelfth, and
Thirteenth batteries of field artillery.
t General MacArthur is instructed to
transfer to other commands all men in
the above organizations in their flrlt en
listment having more than one year'.to
serve, also men wishing to remain in
the Philippines. All men of other organi
zations1 having three months or less to
serve, not Intending to enlist, are to be
transferred to the returning organiza
tions. It is expected that the movement of
these troops will begin soon after July 1
next, by which time the homeward move
ment of the volunteers will have been
completed. It is the intention of the de
partment o replace the home-coming reg
ulars, so far as the military conditions
in the Philippines require It, with troops
recently organized in this country under
the provislonsvofthe Army reorganization
act. These movements are predicated on
the policy of the Administration to reduce
the Army ln'the Philippines to 40,000 after
the return of the volunteers.
The War Department today published
the reorganization order prescribing" the
strength of the various branches of the
military service upon the basis of a- total
army of T7.2S7 men and a staff of 2783, the
enlisted-' strength being 74,504 men. By
the order each .savalry regiment .will con
sist of 12 cavalry troops of S5 enllsfed
men each, making the total strength of
the cavalry branch 15,840 men. The coast
artillery will'constet of 12ff companies of
109 enlisted. men each, making 13,7?4k and
the field artillery of 30 'batteries of 160
men each, making a total arflllery force,
field and coast, of 18,862 'enlisted men. The.
30 infantry regiments will Consist of 12
companies of; 104 enlisted men each," mak
ipg the infantry s.ertngtfr 33,520- enlisted
men., Theeagineep battalJons'wlll have
four companies of 104., enlisted feaen each,
with-a band, and will have a strength of
1282 enlisted men. s ,.-,''
. SAN FRANCfsCO." Mav 13 "f ho Twpm.
'ty-slxth. Infantry, United States Volun-'
teers, 'was mustered dut 'of1 the 'service
at the Presidio today.
ASSUMPTION OF AUTHORITY.
Military OfScer In Bataan Province
Exceeded Hln Orders".
MANILA, May 13. The military offi
cials generally are' seconding .the civil
settlement pf affairs in the provinces,
with the.notabje exception of the Province'
of Bataan, where Major William P. Vose,
commanding the Sixth Artillery, has
sought to enforce his own ordinance to
collect taxes and has not authorized civil
government in the province. General Mac
Arthur has ordered Major Vose to cease
his unauthorized assumption of author
ity. " - ..
The United- States Philippine Commis
ison finds that the Internal revenue col
lections In most of the provinces are not
sufficient to support the provincial gov
ernments until the beginning of the col
lection o land taxes, a year hence, and
appropriations of 12000 tq $3000 will be
made from the insular treasury in favor
of several of the provinces. These appro
priations will be considered as loans. -In
addition, the provincial laws will be
amended so as to require a- sedula of one
peso from all males over 18, halt of which
will go to the province and half to the
The Treasury at Washington has be
gun the payment of sundry ,Army ex
penses, including rents and rewards for
surrendered arms, formerly borne by the
Sylvester C. Fletcher, a civilian employe
of the Depot Quartermaster, has been sen
tenced to five years' Imprisonment in Bill
bid prison (Manila) for selling Govern
ment bacon and coffee. The trial of
Commissary Sergeant Henry Wilson on
the charge of 'stealing supplies was be
At a conference recently held between
Brigadier-General Funston and General
Lacuna, in the Province of Nueva Eclja,
Lacuna promised to collect his forces and
arms and surrender as soon as-possible.
-It is considered certain that Colonel
Charles A. Woodruff, the chief commis
sary officer, had no connivance with the
contractor frauds. The appearance of his
name is explained by the fact that the
latter paid the renting agents a portion
of the rent for Colonel Woodruff's house,
aboye the price which was named tp Colo,
nel Woodruff. This amount Colonel Wood
ruff offered to refund when he discovered
it. having in the meanwhile left the
housje,Jut the agents declined to accept It.
There have been several minor cap
tures and surrenders in Cavlte, Batangas
and Tavabas Provinces. A number of
camps and quantities of supplies have
"WASHINGTON, May 13.-5ecretary Root
toUay received a dispatch stating that
the recommendations of the Philippine
Commission as to the form of civil gov
ernment to be instituted In the Philippines
are en route to this country on the. trans
port Sheridan, which left Manila ?or San
Francisco April 22.
Yellovr Fever 1k Illinois.
SPRIKGFIELD. May 13. A message
received by Dr. J. A. Egan, secretary of
the State Board of Health, from Gardner,
Grundy County, stated that a stranger
recently arrived from Jacksonville, Fla.,
was 111 at that place with eymptomij of
yellow fever. Dr. Egan answered'that It
would Be well to keep the suspect under
surveillance 'during developments, but he
thinks It probable that the -case Is dengue.
Tke CoHstltHtioaal Convention.
HAVANA, May 13. The Cuban Constitu
tional Convention met today in secfet ses
sion and. full considered the report ot
the commission tnat went to "Washington
to obtain more definite Information re
garding the Intentions ot the United
States Government"1 An amended rejott
xrom the committee on reiauonsj$ws
asked for. A majority of the committee
on relations, Senprs Tama, VlUusdaslsnfl.
Da Quesada,. arehvf avor of; accepjttegpthe
.PJatt amendment? Senors Goaffi3Tand
Sllva oppose acceptance.
RIGHTS OP IHDMHS.
Land Case Decision by ike "United
States Supreme Coart.
WASHINGTON, May 13. In the case of
Barker and Quevas vs. Haryey, the United
States Supreme Court today passed upon
the rights of the California Mission In
dians to hold land Upon which they had
lived when their claims are in conflict
wlh those of persona , claiming them
underconflrmed Mexican land grants.
Harvey, as administrator, claimed title
under? a grant Iri San Dgo County, con
firmed in 1SS0, aHrotSght the suit to
establish the statu oltRBarker, Quevas
and others 'wno claimed to have been on
the land long prior to the maklm? of the
grants in '1840. The California Supreme
Court decided that the Indians had no
standing in view of the recognition by
the Government of the validity of the
Mexican grant, and that decision was con
firmed by today's opinion.
Benjamin Schurmacher, of St. Louis, ob
tained leave to file in the United States
Court a supplemental bill In the case of
the State of Missouri" vs. the State of
Illinois, in which the former state seeks
to enjoin the discharge of waters of the
Chicago drainage 'canal into the Mlssls
sIppI'Rlver. Permission also was granted
to Hon. William Springer, representing
the State of Illinois in this case, to file
a demurrer to one paragraph of the bill
and an answer to other petitions.
The long-talked-of suit on the part of
the State of Kansas against the State
of Colorado to enjoin the latter state from
diversion of the wafers of the Arkansas
River, was begun today. The case must
originate in the Supreme Court, because
of its lnter-state character, and accord
ingly. Assistant Attorney-General West,
of the State of Kansas, presented a mo
tion for leave to file a bill for -an in
junction. Attorney-General Post presented
a brief for the State of Colorado In op
position to the motion. The court took
the motion under advisement giving Mr.
Post permission to file objections.
The court adjourned until next Mon
day without announcing its opinion In the
Insular cases. The court will have two
more sittings for the announcement of
opfnlpns and hearing of motions, before
Its final adjournment for the term. May
A NEW FIGHT IS ON.
Senntor Clark Buying Union Pacific
for the Hill-Morgan Party.
NEW YORK, May 13. The World to
morrow will say that Senator W A.
-Clark, who Is now abroad, wa3 a large
purchaser of Union Pacific stock, and that
these 'ptif chases were made In behalf of
the Hill-Morgan party. The World will
"An Immense battle Is now on for con
trpl pf' Union Pacific, the" fight being re
taliatory by Morgan .against the- Harrl
man syndicate rfor the.ifatters struggle to
,wrest Northern Paclficv'rrom the Hill
Ho'gan crowd, Kuhn,. LOeb & Co. yes
terday (Monday) completed a revised
count "of all the stock actually held by
them and their allies here and by their
agents abroad.. This count showed a
great change over, that made on Satur
day, While the stock actually in their-;
hands does not give them control, the
margin Is very narrow and they still have
a great many purchasers to hear from.
If one-fourth of these result In deliveries
of actual stock, they will have- control."
A membeiTof the Harriman-Kuhn-Loeb
syndicate seen today did not deny that
their control of Union Pacific could not
be purchased away from them by the
high prices appealing to some of the
stockholders, who are at present allied
with them. .When their representative
was asked who was buying the big
blocks of Union Pacific, he said:
"Our best information Is that It Is Sen
ator Clark and the First National Bank.
Of jCourse, In this Senator Clark would
be, acting In the interests of those who
are hostile to Mr. Harrlman."
'JJs It possible for the other side to get
a controlling lnrerest In Union Pacific?"
,JVe control Union Pacific at the pres
ent time, but It would be possible."
""Hasnot your side got enough of ac
tual Union Pacific stock locked up to In
sure its control?"
"i would not say that."
Official announcement of those who had
control of Northern Pacific will not be
made until the end of the month, and
perhaps not until later.
It was practically settled that the pur
chase of the Burlington & Qulncy road
by 'the Northern Pacific and the Great
Northern will be put through. The buy
ing roads are to Issue $200 In bonds for
every $100 par value share -of Burlington
stock. This will give Mr. Hill and Mr.
Morgan a profit of nearly J20.000.000. Hill
and Morgan bought up great quantities of
Burlington before outsiders knew that
the purchase was In contemplation. In
all it is said they got 200,000 shares at an
average price of ?150.
AT LAST STRAIGHTENED OUT
King Edward's Thanks to the Kan
TOPEKA, Kan.. , May 13. Governor
Stanley today "received a. letter written
by Foreign Minister Landsdowne at the
request of "King Edward VII, thanking
the Kansas Legislature for 'their resolu
tion of sympathy over the death of
Queen Victoria. This Is the .third com
munication 'the legislators have received
from King Edward since they passed their
resolution of sympathy. In. the first they
were thanked far their "sympathy and
loyalty." They objected to. this phrase
ology, which placed them' In the attitude
of being loyal to the British throne, and
the King's letter was expunged from
the record. The .King heard of this ac
tion and expressed his regrets to Am
bassador Choate, explaining that a sub
ordinate had sent out the wrong letter
of thanks to the Kansas Legislature. The
letter received today is an acknowledg
ment' In" proper form of the "resolution.
INDICTMENT WAS DEFECTIVE
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Polygamy Charge Against Brighant
H. Roberts Dismissed.
SALT LAKE, May 13. The case against
Brlgham H. Roberts, who was elected
to Congress: three years ago, and who
was expelled by the National body after
investigation of charges of polygamy
brought, against him, was today stricken
from the docket of the State Supreme
Court. As a result of the Congressional
action, Mr. Roberts was indicted for un
lawful cohabitation, and the case sub
mitted to the District Court on an agreed
statement of facts. A conviction followed
and the case was appealed to the Supreme
Court, which body dismissed it today
with the consent of the Attorney-General,
the point bejng raised that the Indictment
was defective. It Is probable that this
Is the end of this celebrated case, as
County Attorney Cb'ristensen said today
that he dlff'not expect 'that new Infor
mation would be filed.
RIVER BOAT SANK
Twenty-four Persons Found
a Watery Grave.
STEAMER BAH. ON A- SNAG'
"Wreck of tbe City of .Fadacan n
Brnnkborst Landing. HI. Two
of tbe Victims Were Pas
sengers. GRAND TOWER. 111.. May.13. Tha
steamer City of Paducah sank in 23 feet
of water five minutes after striking a
snag- while backing out from "Brunkhorst
(Landing. The bodies of two passengers
who were drowned have been recovered,
and 22 members of the crew, most of them
negroes, are missing. All of the officers
were saved. First Mate Tobias Toyal.
of St Louis says only about 12 passen
gers were on. board and all were saved
The body of Dr. J. W. Bell, of Bell's
Landing, Tenn., was taken out of his
stateroom. The remains of a young
woman, on which was a visiting; card
reading, 'Ulrs. Harry L. Allen, 3430 Eads
avenue, St. Louis," was recovered from
her stateroom. Two friends traveling
with the drowned woman, who started
back to St Louis on the steamer City of
Clifton, said that the young woman wa3
engaged to marry Dr. C. A. Merldlth. of
St. Louis. Several hundred dollars worth
of jewelry -was found on her body.
The passenger list has not been recov
ered. A diver Is searching for It Only
the texas and the hurricane decks are
above water, which reaches to the sky
lights of the cabins. All the staterooms
are completely filled with wafer. The
steamboat drifted a third of a mile below
the landing before she sank. The first
mate says the boat went down within
three minutes after striking the snag
He was on the cabin deck and escaped
by climbing through the skylight
It is supposed that most of the miss
ing deck hands who were on the lower
deck were washed down the river. The
boat lies down about 100 feet from the
Illinois shore, the fore part of the hurrf
cane deck being under water. She appears
to be a total wreck. The coroner of Mur
physboro, III., Is now holding an inquest
while the diver Is searching for more
Thomas Johnston, watchman of the
boat, who is sold to be among the lost,.
was 85 years of age, and had been a
steamboat man, for 60 years. He lived In
Only Seven Persons Escaped.
CARBONDALE, HI., May U. Only
seven of those on. board, the, .City ..Of
Paducah escaped. The steamprr left St
Louis Sunday morning on a downward
trip, stopping, at several landings and
taking on freight most ot which was
cprn, until the boat was heavily loaded.
Between 11 and 12 o'clock. Miss- Fannie
Block, who, In. company with her parents,
Rev. and Mrs. Block, was going from
St Louis to EvansvIIle, Ind., was aroused
from sleep by a sudden jar. She asked
her mother If her berth had broken, and
no sooner had the word3 passed her
lips than water ruslied into the apart
ment, and they were compelled to act
quickly to save their lives. With four
l pthers they escaped to the Illinois shore
by holding- on to drift wood and swim
ming. The seven saved are Hebrews.
Rev. Block Is a Jewish rabbi. The seven
survivors of the catastrophe made their
way down the river bank to Grand Tower
and aroused Mrs. Baronowsky at the Tre
mont Hotel, where they were given lodg
ing until this morning. They lost all their
clothes and valuables, and "had nothing
but their underwear and blankets about
Among tHe drowned were about 25-negrd
roustabouts. The upper structure of the
boat can be seen above the water.
Frank White, who comes from Kansas
City, got aboard at Landing No. 76, north
of Brunkhorst He told the following
story of the disaster:
"I got on the boat at Landing No. 75
to go to Cairo. The boat stopped at Lake
Dllch Landing, and again at Brunk
horst, which Is only a few miles below
Lake Dllch, and took on corn. At both
places about 17 sacks were loaded. After
the corn at Brunkhorst had been placed
on board the boat started down stream,
and just as she put off struck a snag",
tearing a big hole in her. The crew then
tried to place the stern of the boat to
ward the river, and, while turning her
around, she sank. She is about 30 feet
from shore and her cabin and pilot-house
are above water. I jumped into a skffl
and got ashore. A Jewish rabbi, his
wife and daughter got Into a skiff, ahd
went to Grand Tower.
"I don't know how many were aboard,
but think there were about 2a drowned.
Among them were two engineers, one
white woman and about 15 negroes. There
was great confusion, and it may be more
are drowned, and it Is likely others of the
party saved will tell different stories of
the catastrophe. I was glad to get out
alive and, did not tarry at the. scene. The
boat sank about 10 o'clock Sunday night.
Anxiety at St. Louis.
ST. LOUIS. May 13. The City of Clifton,
which took on board the remainder of the
crew and passengers- of the City Of Pa-
r ducah, had not put in an appearance at
her wharf here up to midnight. Captain
Massengate, the agent of the company,
said ehe was undoubtedly stalled at St
Genevieve, 111., 60 miles below St. Louis,
owing to the low stage of water on the
bar there. In which event she would have
to wait until daylight before trying to
proceed. No additional news regarding
the loss of life had been received at tha
office of the company at midnight A
message from the captain of the City of
Clifton stated that the bodies of, MIsj
Gardner and Dr. Bell had been sent to
Murphysboro, HI., for embalming, and
that the remains of the former would ar
rive In this city on. an early morning
train. All night long a crowd of anxious
relatives and friends thronged the office
of the company, awaiting the arrival ot
tha City of Clifton. Efforts were made
to get additional tidings of the wreck
from that vessel by telephoning to points
alpng the river, but they were unavailing.
Divers left here tonight for the scene Of
Allegation ot Frand.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 13.-Utlejr
Wedge, of Joplin, Mo.,, .was today ap
pointed receiver for the Slegel-Sanders
Live Stock Commission Company of thl
city. This action followed the filing of a
suit against the commission company by
Frank Rockefeller, of Cleveland, who Is
a heavy stockholder of the company. In
his petition, Mr. Rockefeller charges.
Frank Slegel, president and general man
ager of the company, with peculations
and mismanagement of Its affairs. Mr.
.Rockefeller intimates that sieger mado
away with over $100,000