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Insists That Charge of Forgery Can
Easily Be Explained Away.
OREGONIAN .NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, July 20. Deputy Marshals Charles
E. Herron and D. R. Dwlzer, of Alaska,
left Washington today for Cape Nome,
having in custody James T. Beasley, cap
tured by them In South Africa. Beasley
is being taken back to Alaska to explain
his endorsement on checks for $7000,
which are alleged to be forgeries. In
connection with the pontract for building
the Government telegraph line from Daw
son, down the Yukon river. Beasley ex
pressed a willingness- to return to Alaska,
saying the transaction can readily be
explained. He insists he is innocent of
any wrong doing, saying that he endorsed
the checks not knowing two other signa
tures on them to have been forgeries.
AUTHOR AND WIFE BURNED
Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Major Both
Suffer Terrible Wounds.
MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich., July 20.
Charles H. Major, author of "When
Knighthood Was In Flower," and Mrs.
Major, were badly burned this afternoon.
Mrs. Major was heating a curilng-Iron on
an alcohol lamp, when the comb In her
hair became ignited, burning her hair,
arms and hands In a terrible manner. Mr.
Major, Jn attempting to extinguish the
flames, suffered severe burns about the
arms -and -hands.
JUST A JOKE OF PLATT'S
Aldrlch Could Not Be Vice-President
Even if He Wished.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, July 20. Tom Piatt Is becoming
facetious In his old age. In an Interview
today he declares for Senator Aldrlch of
Rhode Island for the VIce-Presldency,
Aldrlch has held the title of boss of the
Senate for something like ten years, and
of course would not surrender that title
for the Vice Presidency.
Even if Aldrlch wanted the Vice-Presidency,
he could not get It. Whatever
his popularity may be in the Senate, he
Is personally little known and less appre
ciated in other parts of the country.
Furthermore. Aldrlch Is an extremist in
his protection policy and there are other
reasons why he would be unsatisfactory.
However. It is scarcely worth discussing,
because Piatt evidently Intended it as a
PRINCE TO VISIT AMERICA
Heir of British Throne Will Be Guest
LONDON, July 20. The Standard says
It Is reported at Portsmouth that the
cruiser King Alfred will after the naval
maneuvers be held In readiness to take
the Prince and Princess of Wales to New
Tork, they having accepted an Invitation
to visit President Roosevelt. There is no
official confirmation ot the report.
LEO'S SOUL GONE
Death Rends It From
His Feeble Body.
BLESSING ON HIS LIPS
As Breath Passes, . He
Gazes on Crucifix.
PATIENT IN GREAT AGONY
Weeping Cardinals and Rel
atives Surround Him.
HIS LAST WORDS TO 0REGLIA
Confides Care of Church, to Cardinal
Garraerlengo in Last Conscious Mo
ment End Due to Exhaustion
in Struggle With Disease.
OFFICIAL TITLE OF LEO XIIL.
His Holiness the Pope.
Bishop of Rome and Vicar ot Jesus
Successor of St. Peter, Prince of the
Supreme Pontiff of the Universal
Patriarch of the "West, Primate ot
Archbishop and Metropolitan of the
Roman Province.. '
Sovereign of the Temporal Dominions
of the Holy Roman Church.
ROitE,' July 20. Pope Leo XHI is dead.
The last flicker of life expired at 4 min
utes past 4 o'clock this afternoon and the
pontiff now lies at rest.
The period of over two weeks that
Pope Leo passed In the shadow, of death
was no less wonderful than his life. His
splendid battle against disease was
watched the world over with sympathetic
admiration, and ended after tremendous
efforts to conquer the weakness of his
aged frame by the marvelous power of
his mind. The pleuro-pneumonla with
which his holiness had been suffering
was scarcely so responsible for his death
as that inevitable decay of tissue which
ensues upon 93 years of life. The tested
steel which had bent so often before hu
man Ills was bound to break at last.
Tonight the emaciated and lifeless frame
which held so brave a spirit lies on the
bed in the Vatican, beside which almost
all . the world has prayed. The red dam
ask coverlet rests lightly over the body,
the cardinal's scarlet cape is about tb
shoulders, while on his head has been
placed the papal hood of velvet, bordered
with ermine. A white silk handkerchief
is bound about his chin, and in the hands
that have blessed so many thousands has
been placed a crucifix. So Pope Leo will
remain until tomorrow, watched by uni
formed officers of the Noble Guard and
rough-clad Franciscan penitentiaries,
who will keep a ceaseless vigil until the
Tomorrow the Sacred College of Cardi
nals will assemble for the official duty of
pronouncing Pop Leo descd. After this
sad function has been performed, the body
will be taken to the small throneroom ad
joining the death chamber, where it will
oe embalmed. The funeral ceremonies
will extend over nine' days, the body
being removed to the Cathedral of St.
Peter's, where it will Ho in state. The
ultimate resting place of the dead pontiff
will be in the magnificent Basilica of SjL
John the X.ateran.
Patient Though In Pain.'
Pope Leo's final moments were marked
by that same serenity and devotion, and,
when he was conscious, that calm Intel
ligence, which Is associated with his 25
years' pontificate. His was no easy
death. An hour before he died, turning
to Dr. LapponI and his devoted valet, Pio
Centra, he murmured:
"The pain I suffer is most terrible."
Yet his parting words were, not of the
physical anguish that he suffered, but
were whispered benedictions upon the
cardinals and his nephews, who knelt at
the bedside, and the last look of his al
most sightless eyes was toward the great
Ivory crucifix hanging in the death cham
ber. Practically all the cardinals now in
Rome, kneeling at the bedside, watched
the passage of his soul. Earlier in the
day Cardinal Seraflno Vannutelll had im
pressively pronounced the absolution in
The condition of his 'holiness varied
from agony to coma. Wishing to relieve
him, Dr. Mazzonl suggested that mor
phine should be administered, but Dr.
LapponI did not agree, fearing that the
end might lje quickened. Of this supreme
moment, Dr. LapponI gives and impressive
description. He said:
Death Through Exhaustion.
"Death occurred through exhaustion,
although in the last two hours Pope Leo
made a supreme effort to gather together
all' his energies. He succeeded; in rec
ognizing those about him by the sound
of their voices, as his sight was almost
entirely lost. Still he made a marvelous
LATEST PHOTOGRAPH OF POPE LEO.
Regent During Papal
CONCLAVE AUGUST 3
Long Contest Puts Can
- didates All Equal.
MAY BE A LONG STRUGGLE
Haifa Dozen Candidates Have
POWERS WILL K0T INTERFERE
Tlicy All Desire a Pope Who Shall Be
Impartial and Not'' Stir L"p
Strife Among? the
ROME, July 20. The greatest Interest
Is now centered In the work of the holy
conclave, which Is to select the success
or to Leo XIII. The conclave will, it Is
generally believed, meet August 3. Spec
ulations, prophecies and predictions come
from every direction In favor of the vari
ous candidates. The comparatively long
Illness of Leo has had the effect of nar
rowing the chances of some who en
tered the contest with what was thought
to be the brightest prospects, while It
has brought forward Into prominence oth
ers who at first were hardly considered.
The result Is that they are all now about
on the same level. It Is said that there
has never been a conclave In which there
i are so many candidates who have a. fair
chance of winning.
Such a situation might) lead to a strug
gle ot much longer duration than that of
1878, when Leo was elected. That con
clave lasted scarcely three days. The
contest would be prolonged especially If.
after the early ballots, the different par
ties whose exact strength could only then
be established, persist In remaining faith
ful to their favorites instead of joining
WEARING THE TRIPLE CROWN.
display of his energy, and even his death
was really grands " It was resigned, calm
madly across St. Peter's square, then
quite empty. A second later another fol-
and serene. Very few examples ,can be j lowed on a bIcycle. WIth!n a few sec
given oi ' a man or sucn aavancea age.
after so exhaustive an Illness, showlns
such supreme courage in dying. The pon
tiffs last breath was taken exactly at 4
minutes after 4 o'clock.
"I approached a lighted candle to his
mouth three times, according to the
traditional ceremonial, and afterward de
clared the pope to be no more. I then
went to Inform Cardinal Oreglla,' the dean
onds,. as if by magic, newspaper men,
gendarmes and messengers, running, driv
ing and gesticulating, dashed, to and from
the portals of the Vatican. Like a wire
less message tKere flashed the words:
"He Is dead."
Rubbing the afternoon sleep from their
eyes, bareheaded men and women, many
carrying babies, besieged the door of the
nf ihf Snprfid Cnllpirp tchn ItnmpHlntfllv I.. .. . .
.... j vaiican. - u.ne transformation was com-
assumed full- power and gave orders that j pletc The qulck
movement and Intense
the Vatican be cleared of all curious per- fecU of the rapld,y crowd
sons having no right to be therein. Con- nQW permcated where a few ralnute3 be
temporaneously. the- cardinal instructed forQ there had becn no s!gn of Ufe The
Monsignore RIghl. the master of cere- French aor'a carriage drove furl
monles, to send Jhe Swiss Guards from ously from too VaUcan and drow at a
the Clementine Hall to close all the cn-j near.b teleffrapn ofllce. without wait
trances to the Vatican and dismiss all . , for the horscs tQ tnQ Ambas.
jjersuua iruiu me utruiu uiiuuioer, uie uouy
being intrusted to the Franciscan peni
tentiaries." niourniiitr City is Calm.
The death of the pontiff occurred at a
time when all was singularly calm about
the Vatican, as people had been so long
expecting the final summons that their
sensibilities were wellnlgh numbed. Out
side St. Peter's, the empty trolley cars j
swung slowly around the loop and across ;
the square Into the cool colonnade which !
for over two. centuries has been the pride
of Roman architecture. The clang of the
car bells was the only noise that dispelled
the traditional peacefulness of an Italian
afternoon. Now and again one of those
little open carriages in which all Rome
rides rattled across the baked stone with
which the square of St. Peter's Is paved
and took its place on the cab rank that
lies In the shadow of Mlchaelangelo's 400
columns. A few half-naked urchins'
dawdled In the spray which a light breeze .
blew from the fountain that plays un- f
ceaslngly beside the huge obelisk brought '
to Rome from Egypt by some conquering
Emperor. A few yards away, beside the
doors that led to the Vatican, some 20 '
or 30 men and boys and a handful of j
gendarmes lazily awaited the news. j
Inside, the Swiss Guards lolled on a i
bench and complained of the heat. Scarce-
ly a soul passed up the marble staircase, i
and the courtyard of San Damaso was s
deserted except for the heavy black car- j
riages of the cardinals and their coach-1
men, who were awaiting their masters.
It was the hour of the siesta. Nothing 1
could have been more peaceful. Occa- .
slonally one of the more energetic among ,
the watchers ventured Into the sun to
take another glance at the pope's room,
which, kept closely shuttered, was in
perfect harmony with the quiet iscene it
At Z) minutes -past lour a man dashed
sador Jumped out and notified his gov
ernment of the pope's death. There soon
HISTORY OP THE POPE'S ILL
NESS. July 4 Stricken with senile pneu
monia. . ,
July 5 Condition so 'grave that in
jections of digitalis and camphor are
July 6 Liquid gathers In the pleura
and an operation Is decided upon.
July 7 Operation produces restless
ness and death Is hourly expected.
July 8 Derangement of the kidneys
adds to the seriousness of the case.
July 0 Second operation performed
to remove the llqfrom" the pleura,
and the physicians 'abandon all hope.
July 10 Operation has a more bene
ficial effect than expected and tne
condition 'of the patient Is much Im
proved. July Jl Life is only kept up by re
sort to the most powerful ot stimu
lants. July 12 A change for the better oc
curs and the doctors have hopes that
the patient will survive.
July 13 A serious relapse Is suf
fered, delirium results from nervous
ncss, a fatal termination is nearer than
July 14 Delirium Increases.
July 15 Delirium followed by burst
of energy and another relapse.
July 10 Alternate attacks of rest
lessness and drowsiness.
July IT Breathing becomes painful.
July 18 Sleep brings Improvement
and even hopes of recovery. The pope
July 10 He falls into state of coma,
strength steadily declines and doctors
give up hope.
July. 20 Death comes at 4:04 P. if.,
after few lucid Intervals.
followed the cardinals, who. with set
faces, drove slowly homeward.
Vatican Closely Guarded.
Bohlnd the shutters of Pope Leo's room,
which still remained closed, all was over.
The heavy bronze doors were swung to,
and entrance to the Vatican was only
obtainable by knocking at a little wicket
that was closely kept within by the papal
guard and without by the Italian police.
The- latter had been slightly reinforced,
but had no difficulty In controlling the
crowds, which were allowed to remain In
the square just as they were accustomed
to do before the death, but not to enter
the Vatican Itself. Carriages kept rat
tling up, most of the occupants holding
in their hands extra editions announcing
the pope's death while they quickly got
out. In the piazza of St. Peter's sat a
group of young Roman Princes discuss
ing the situation. Near by was another
group of peasants and working women
who make Rome so picturesque. A few
entered the basilica Itself, and there of
fered up prayers for Pope Leo's soul.
Among the supplicants were many
monks, who, with hands up-lifted, prayed
long and earnestly at the gates of the
dimly lighted shrines.
Last Day Pull of Pain.
Pope Leo's last day on earth was full
of physical anguish; and this was height
ened by fleeting moments of conscious
ness which permitted him fully to rec
ognize the slow approach of his end. The
coma of last night was broken by periods
of lucidity. When the doctors assembled
In the sickroom for the morning confer
ence, the aged sufferer recognized them
and mournfully said their task" would soon
be over. The doctors recognized that the
catastrophe was very near, and soon In
formed Cardinals Rampolla and Oreglla
and the other leading figures of the Sa
Towards noon the pontiff had a distinct
sinking spell, during which his heart al
most ceased to beat. The cardinals and
Pope Leo's relatives were hastily sum
moned, and word spread through the Vat
ican that death had actually occurred.
Last Rally Before Death.
But, despite the Imminence of danger,
the pope again rallied. Even while the
cardinals stood about the bedside expect
ing death, the sufferer opened his eyes
and his Hps moved with words of bene
diction. He recognized and spoke to Car
dinal Oreglla, and. still thinking of the
church he loved so well, confided its In
terests to the dean ot the Sacred College.
The cardinals, prelates and the dying
man's relatives kneeled beside the bed
and kissed his hand. For two hours the
pope lingered in a sta'te of semi-con
(Concluded, on Second Page.,
(Concluded on Page 3.)
CONTENTS OF TODAY'S PAPER.
Death of the Pope.
Leo XIII expires in prestneo of his personal
and official family. Page 1.
Affecting scene at dying pontiff's bedside.
Funeral services to be held in state nine days
hence. Page 1.
The whole world Joins In mourning. Page 4.
Career of Leo as statesman, diplomat, bishop
and pope. Page 5.
Preparations for conclave to elect his successor.
Bloody battje at capture of Cludad Bolivar, in
Venezuela. Page 3.
King Edward starts on his tour of Ireland.
War feeling against vRussIa grows In Japan.
President Roosevelt states his position toward
labor unions. Page 2.
Casslnl denies he made agreement with Hay
regarding Manchuria. Page 3.
Wyoming troops hold cattlemen at bay.
Archbishop Katzer, of Milwaukee, dead. Page 3.
Northern Pacific provides money for new
branches. Page 10.
Seattle defeats Oakland, 5-2, and Jumps to
fourth place. Page 11.
Claud Schmeer is released at his own request.
Sacramento team will arrive today. Page 11.
Constitution beats Reliance In yacht race.
Decisions handed down by Oregon and Wash
ington Supreme Courts. Page tf.
In the destruction of a Nome hotel three people
lose their lives. Page tS.
Connor Creek mine, near Huntington, Is robbed
of large amount of gold dust and money.
Assistant Postmaster Tracy, at Baker City,
dismissed; petition for retention. Page 6.
Smith and Lane, who attempted to swindle
Astoria, are sentenced to ten years each by
Judge McBrlde. Page tf.
Range war Impending in Eastern Oregon.
Page 3. '
Commercial and Marine.
Few bop contracts being made. Page 15.
Advanc& in spot "Western com. Page 15.
Liquidation continues In New Tork stock mar
ket. Page 15.
"Wheat weak and lower at Chicago. Page 15.
San Francisco produce quotations. Page 15.
Rushing work on steamer Telephone. Page 14.
Increased traffic on Portland-San Francisco
line. - Page 14.
First grain ship ot 1003-4 fleet sails. Page 14.
Portland and Vicinity.
Money to build Nehalem & Tillamook Railroad
has been secured. Page 1C.
Harrlman Interests object to tapping Central
Oregon by Columbia Southern extension.
Chief Hunt believes public Is criticising hw
department . In order to have him removed
Temperature ot 91 degrees Is made oppressive
by humidity. Page 10.
President of Pacific Coast Passenger Asso
ciation has glad hand for every city.
Oregon dty celebrated at carnival. Page 12.
Manager George L. Baker wins suit of actors
against Empire Theater. Page 12.
Judge George sentences Lincoln County prlsS
oner who. refuses to escape. Page 12.
Suicide of Insane patient at Mt. Tabor Sani
tarium, discovered. Page JJL