Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, May 15, 1905, Page 3, Image 3

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    THS -MOBNING OBEGQyiAK. .MONDAY, K&Y 15, 1905.
Italian Colony in Boston Gives
Thousands to a Crook
' and Confederates.
"Woman Said She Was Carlolta, AVlfe
prcx-Empcror Maximilian, aad '
Dispensed Smiles From a
Tinsel Throne.
BOSTON. May 14. A -woman who
claimed to be Carlotta; -wife of Maxl
tailian, ex-Emperor of Mexico, and brother
of Francis Joseph, present Emperor of
Austria, has, according to the Herald,
left the city, after securing $10,000 from
members of the Italian colony on the
pretense that she -was rightfully claimant
to the Austrian throne.
"She is," the Herald says; "being sought
by over 100 residents of the North End
district, who for almost eight years have
been paying her money to enable her, as
they supposed, to gain possession of the
Austrian throne, upon which event taking
Slace sho promised that -those who helped
her would be made ministers and nobles
and be given vast estates.
'One woman, the -wife of a prominent
Italian, gave her $3000 on the strength of
the promise that she should be made a
duchess. An organ grinder contributed a
few hundred dollars, all his savings, with
the understanding that he would be made
court musician. Others contributed tens
and hundreds on similar assurances.
"Many Italian residents secretly visited
her at Jicr royal headquarters, a hand
somely furnished room in a dwelling
house on the corner of Two South End
street, where the pscudo queen sat on an
imposing throne, resplendent in red cloth
and tinsel and graciously allowed them
to kiss her hand on the occasions on
which they brought her tributes of money.
At each side of the throne stood cour
tiers and a bodyguard who clanged stage
"Mysterious secrets such as would over
throw the present Austrian ruler were
credited to the woman. "When she ap
peared in Boston eight years ago it
was mysteriously whispered among the
few in the North End that Carlotta, sister-in-law
of Emperor Francis Joseph,
.was in Boston In disguise, having es
caped" from Brussels, where she had for
many years been confined In an asylum.
"When they were told that Carlotta had
come here to collect a Jew faithful fol
lowers on whom she could rely, and
enough money to return to Austria and
use in connection with her all powerful
secrets, and that those who aided her
would bask when she gained her throne,
in her royal favor, the Italians believed
their fortunes were made.
"Carlotta's aids in tills vast enterprise
were a number of select and dashing
young- men of various nationalities,
among'. whom one, Moriarty, represented
lilmscTf to be Crown Prince Rudolph, old
est goft of Francis Joseph, who in Jan
uary. US$3. shot himself.
"Latterly the Italians become suspicious
and begun to hint openly that 'Carlotta
and her henchmen were delaying matters.
It was disclosed that the woman had left
Convicted of Murder of Man and
Wife in 1853.
NBWBURG, N. T., May 14. Mrs. Hen
rietta Robinson, S9 years of age, who was
known as the veiled murderess, died at
the Mattcwan State Hospital today. She
was convicted of the murder of Timothy
Lianagan and. Catherine Lubce in Troy, in
3S53. During the trial she wore a heavy
vail, and said that she would rather have
any verdict pronounced than to remove it.
At the close of the trial she drew the
vail for an instant, and, smiling at the
jury", again drew It. She was sentenced
to be hanged on June 19, 1S53. Her sen
tence was afterward commuted. She was
ent to Auburn State Hospital for the In.
sane in 1S73, and later transferred to
When a few days ago it was certain she
must die, the physicians endeavored to
have her reveal her identity, which she
had kept hidden since her commitment,
and she refused, saying that she had kept
he secret for CO years, and might as well
lot It die with her. Only once in her long
confinement did she ever reveal anything
about herself, and then she told a physi
cian that she came from the English royal
Old Resident Kills Himself.
PHOENIX, Ariz.. May 14.-Henry Wlck
enburg, S6 years of age, was found dead
today in a grove near his residence at
WIckenburg. a smalt town which bears
his name. In his right hand was a 32
calibcr revolver and a powder-burned
wound in the temple indicated suicide.
He was one of the oldest residents of
Arizona and was widely known, not only
as one of the picturesque characters of
Arizona frontier history, but for the dis
covery of the famous Vulture mine in
1S63. ,
Killed Man Who Attacked Jlcr.
CHICAGO. May 14. Eva Dakin. a con
cert hall singer, shot and killed one of
two men who attacked her today and
tried to rob her. The man she killed
was --recognized later by detectives as
Charles -Bennett. The woman was locked
up at the Police Station pending an ln
i estlgation.
The police say witnesses have been
found who corroborated the woman's
Accused of Awful Crime.
CHICAGO, May 14. Accused by his 7-
car-old stepdaughter of having killed his
Rife and infant child by pouring kero
sene over their bed as they lay asleep
and then setting fire to the bed clothing,
Joseph Lidlng. a brass finisher, was ar
rested here today and is being held while
an investigation of the affair Is being
made. He says the fire was accidental.
Triple- Tragedy at Memphis.
MEMPHIS. Tenn., May 14. Thomas Mc
Call, a nightwatchman for a railroad,
shot And killed Edith Ferguson and Hal
Williamson, tonight, and then shot and
killed himself. McCall is said to have
been. Jealous of "Williamson's attentions
to- "tlie -woman.
Pcderatlon of Citizens Alliances.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 14. (Special.)
At a Tweeting of the state executive com
mittee of the State Federation of Citi
zens' Alliances held yesterday afternoon,
Stat- President "W. E. Alexander an
nounce that the meeting was called to
co&cMfr matters in relation to the fed-eratkm-f
the Coast states and aaother
mtSRg a few weeks later will be called
for-tht? purpose of effectiBg. the consolida
tion of interests la Oregon, "Washington,
and California.
Writer Thinks Those Who Served
Should Be Rewarded.
PORTLAND, May 13. (To, the Editor.)
The communication in The Orcgonian of
liay 10, headed "Long Fight Is "Won
will be read "with satisfaction by many of
the few soldiers of the first Cayuee War
that are left, and of their widows that are
left, who are perhaps more numerous.
From the number of letters the writer
feas received from the attorneys of wid
ows of men who saw service against the
Cayuscs it Is his conclusion that the need
Is great, that the relief ?S a month would
give should e extended without such ab
surd rules of proof or settlement for serv
ice with a paymaster of the United States
Army. There was not a United States
officer of any kind or grade in Oregon
when the Urst Cayuse "War was entered
upon and closed.
The last application for my aid as a
witness for a Cayuse War widow's appli
cation was from a. woman who was mar
ried at Salem, and of which I had knowl
edge, but was not an eye-witness, and the
rules covering such a fact have been as
absurd as that requiring prof of having
settled with a paymaster of the United
States Army two years before such an
officer was in Oregon. The absurdity of
the rule as applied to these very' old peo
ple 57 years after the service was rendered
is much increased when it is remembered
how very few of them ever asked a settle
ment of any one. The cases of Hiram
Carnahan and the writer's brother-in-law
will show the extremes of experience.
Carnahan was in the first company leav
ing Oregon for the Cayuse country, and.
as the record shows, staid under orders
6 months and 16 days. This service was
long enough to Justify claim for time.
The service being one of maintaining a
force in the enemy's country, to catch the
murderers, should they return from the
mountain fastnesses . to which they fled
from the Bostons. The rank and file of
Gilliam's command had returned to "West
ern Oregon, and I venture the assertion
that not one-half of them ever saw an
accounting officer, as it was well known
that nearly everything that could be
spared from the homes had been 'contrib
uted to start thern to the field. Carnahan
was not married until after the gold dis
coveries in California. The effect of that
discovery on the impoverished Oregon has
never yet been much noticed by histori
ans. Few of those who went under Gen
eral Gilliam got home in time to make a
full crop. The news of the gold discover
ies came in October, and many a home
was left by its working force before the
limited harvest was gathered.
The writer was married in July, 1S47.
The Whitman massacre occurred the fol
lowing November. I felt myself too poor
to respond to the first call, but gave ray
gun and one of three new blankets Mrs.
Carnahan's oldest sister and I had to be
gin our cabin life with. But noi being
one to endure war sounds or war news
witfi patience, in mid-January, 3848, I put
my young wifo to board with our nearest
neighbor, Horace Hold and wife, Mary,
who had already put part of her wedding
garments, a Boston bride, into an 'Ameri
can flag for the Oregon Rangers who
trained under Captain Charles Bennett on
the Waldo farm in 1B46. I took with mc
to the field our two remaining blankets,
traded, some of my little property for a
saddle-horse, took a long and heavy rifle
from Rev. James Wilbur as his contribu
tion to the cause and started to join the
troops gathering at Oregon City. I was
overtaken on the way by A. E. Robinson,
Lieutenant of Captain Levi Scott's com
pany, ana pressed to become one of the IS
men detailed by Governor Abernethy to
escort. Hon. Jesse Applegate as his message-bearer
to California, overland.
We were Joined by Mr. Applegate on the
bank of the Rickreall, near where Hon.
J. W. Nesmlth is buried, and were fur
nished with five pounds of lead, one pound
of powder, one box of caps, SO pounds of
flour and 39 pounds of bacon each, and
started, knowing that It had cost Com
missioner Fulkerson great effort to secure
that supply of ammunition and food for
us. We had no shelter tents. The only
ferry then between Salem and California
was a rude fiatboat across the Long Tom.
It is a matter of history. "We failed to
overcome the snows In the Slsklyous. We
were ordered home by Captain Scott. By
the way. we chose from a point near the
present Eugene, and Walter and Thomas
Monteith. James Campbell, "William Gil
Ham and myself crossed the Willamette
at Spourcs and got home via the cast side
of the Valley. That was the last I ever
saw of my officers In that war. The pay
I got was such as makes my heart thrill
yet. My wife had hired her services to
the wife of Mr. Brewer, an assistant mis
sionary, who used his contract with the
Mission Board to return with his family
to New York, giving me his opinion that
fruit would never grow in Oregon as his
reason for leaving It.
I sought my working oxen the next day,
and meeting William Gilliam on the sec
ond day of the hunt, learned that he re
ceived notlfc of the trouble with the
Klamath Indians on the Ablqua while eat
ing supper, the evening he reached home,
and started to that trouble next morning.
He also informed mc of his uncle's death
by accident when retiring with his com
mand from the Cayuse country under or
ders from Governor Abernethy. This was
in March, 1848, and gold was found in the
May following, in flooding a mlllracc con
structed by James Marshall and identi
fied by Captain Charles Bennett, both im
migrants to Oregon in 1S14. By March,
1849, I think It a safe estimate to say
three-fourths of the Cayuse War soldiers
were washing out gold In California, and
fully that proportion, like myself, never
thought of seeking a settlement for their
services. But of course such of them as
rendered service are entitled to the honor
of the record of American soldiers. And
it seems now that the best source of such
record Is the roster of those serving found
in the state history of the early Indian
wars of Oregon, as written by the late
Mrs. F. F. Victor. At the request of a
member of our State Senate during the
recent session, I drew up a joint resolu
tion, or memorial, which I am Informed
passed both bodies, asking that the Ore
gon records be used, and indicating that
Hon. William Waldo should be made the
pension agent. He was in the service and,
though young at the time, would be now
more likely than a man then older to re
member men who served.
Carlines Are Ladles Xow.
All things come at last to those who
know how to wait, but the interval Is
sometimes long and tedious. Three hun
dred years ago there was a little group of
ladles In Scotland who tried to obtain
something and failed. Last week their
successors at length obtained their hearts'
desire. When James I found that the
wives of the Lords of Session were try
ing to get themselves called "my lady,"
he would have none of it. "True," he
said. "I made the carls lords, but who
made the carlines ladles?" His descend
ant and successor. King Edward VII, has
made the carlines ladies at last, and joy
reigns in more than one feminine bosom
beyond the Tweed. It is. no doubt, an
anomaly that a husband should be "your
lordship" and his wife plain "ma'am."
but it is one from which bishops' wives
suffer to this day, and from which they
will probably continue to suffer.
Ducal Polygamy.
. London Saturday Review.
Since the whole British Empire can only
produce eome 3) Dukes, .if every youiur
lady in a novel is to have one for a hus
band, Mrs. Humphry-Ward and Mrs. Glyn
will, before they have done, have aarried
all the Dt&es in existence three or four
tissee over,
Railway Congress Delegates
Blame the President.
Taft Speech Occasions Mucli Ill-Feel-ing
Friends of Executive Re
ply With Charges or Dis
courtesy hy Managers.
WASHINGTON, May 14.-(Special.)-The
close of the International Railway Con
gress has been marred by bad feelings.
Delegates charge the Administration with
bad taste in injecting Into a social gath
ering such a question as railroad rate
legislation, while the friends of the Pres
ident charge the managers of the con
gress with casting a slight upon President
Roosevelt because his views were not in
accordance with the congress on the
question of Governmental regulations of
The railroad people are 'charging the
President with discourtesy in not visiting
the exhibition of the Railway Appliance
Association, although it was upon the
President's request that Vice-President
Fairbanks received the delegates formally
at the White House during the President's
absence, and Mrs. Roosevelt entertained
in honor of the delegation.
The officers of the Appliance Associa
tion had made arrangements for closing
their exhibit Friday night in a blaze of
glory, in the expectation that the Presi
dent would visit the grounds. But he did
not. Sunday morning Mr. Locb, secre
tary of the President, called up on the
telephone George A. Post, of New York,
secretary of the exhibit:
"Say to Mr. Locb," was Chairman
Post's direction to tho messenger, "that
I am at breakfast. If he wishes to call
me up In a half hour, I will talk with
This message was repeated over the
telephone to the White House office.
"Does Mr. Post understand that Mr.
Loeb at the White House wishes to speak
with him?" said the man at the White
House end of the line. In apparent aston
ishment. "I am sure he docs," was the reply,
"and he did not say he would call Mr.
Loeb up. I have repeated the message
exactly as It was given to mc." .
Half an hour later the telephone bell
rang again for Mr. Post, and he respond
ed. Secretary Loeb wanted to speak with
"The President Tegrets that he was un
able to view the exhibit on the Monument
lot," said the secretary. "He wishes to
know whether it cannot be arranged for
him to view it this morning."
"We should have been very glad to wel
come the President at the Monument
lot." replied Mr. Post. "If we could have
seen him yesterday when we called. I
am certain it could have been arranged.
Could we have known in advance that he
would like to view the exhibit, we would
have been pleased to arrange for his visit.
We would have kept tho exhibit open
another day gladly. But that is Impossi
ble now."
Tariffs Should Be Based on Commer
cial Principles.
WASHINGTON. May 14. The conclu
sions adopted by the international Rail
way Congress, which closed its seventh
session here yesterday, were officially an
nounced today. The most Interesting of
the conclusions relate to railroad rates,
on which, after a prolonged discussion in
which cverj country' in which railroads
arc operated was represented, the Con
gress unanimously cxprescsd Its conclu
sions, as follows:
"Tariffs should be based on commercial
principles, taking into account the special
conditions which bear upon the commer
cial value of the services rendered. With
the reservation that rates shall be
charged without arbitrary discrimination
to all shippers alike under like conditions,
the making of rates should as far as pos
sible have all the elasticity necessary to
permit the development of the traffic and
to produce the greatest results to the
public and to the railroads themselves."
These conclusions were ratified at the
close of the session, after President
Roosevelt's speeches had been a topic of
discussion, and two days after Secretary
Taffs address oa freight rates at the
banquet of the congress.
Regarding methods of treating railway
sleepers chemically or otherwise to pro
tect them again Ft deterioration and de
struction by wear and by the elements,
and in that way to lessen the draft on
the country's forest supply. It was de
termined that some method of preserv
ing sleepers was desirable, and it was
urged that careful records of experiments
should be kept. With regard to locomo
tives the conclusion was that "the power
of locomotives is more limited In Europe
than In America, owing to the lower al
lowance of weight per axle- European
engineers generally agree In thinking that
compounding admits of the construction
of engines giving a maximum of power
and economy."
There is a tendency to extend the use of
steam-heating in many countries. To ob
tain sufficient heat for long trains when
tho temperature Is particularly low. It
was deemed advisable to use special pipes
or to mix compressed air with the steam.
Light railways (branch roads) merit in
the highest degree the attention of the
public authorities, the report concludes:
"Their construction makes it possible to
encourage the progress and development
of districts which have previously re
mained in the background, and it is ac
cordingly not only tho intent, but the
duty of the governments to assist them.
It is desirable, therefore, not to adhere
to old types and old methods of construc
tion, operation and regulation, but to in
troduce every facility possible adaptable
to local needs and available resources.
"It is also desirable that state govern
ment and local authorities should abcord
to light railways, either under the form
of subsidies, relaxation of requirements,
or other methods of assistance, the sup
port which they need for construction and
for operation, so that all parts of the
country may be adequately served." The
congress expressed tho wish "that the
present tendency of legislation to estab
lish more liberal regulations, that light
trains may become more general and ef
forts of the management to equip their
light traffic lines with more economical
organization, which promise to give re
markable results, be continued."
The movement toward the electrification
of certain American railway lines lends
additional interest to the consideration by
the delegates of automotors. The con
gress declares that experiments with this
class of vehicles should be continued.
"It may be expected." the conclusions
say. "that from now on automobile cars
and autoraotors hauling trailers will con
stitute a valuable means of transporta
tion, which on some lines will have a
great future. Owing to the saving In the
number of employes required, the prob
able reduction in cost of maintenance, the
material reduction la the cost of traction
and better utilization of rolling stock and
the smaller extent of station Installations
required. It will be possible materially to
reduce the cost of working lines with
little traffic, and will. In the cases of.
other liaee. result la a material Isspcove-
A Number of Good Ones to
Go for a Song.
Here Is ai Opportunity to Remedy
That Sliest Plan. Moderate
Terns sf Payment May
Be Arraaged.
If you want the finest piano-player
made at a greatly reduced price, now is
your time to buy.
The Pianolas that we arc going to sell
at a radical reduction from the .estab
lished price, have been accepted by us
from purchasers who were anxious to se
cure the latest model Metrostyie Pianolas.
But there are many Deonle who refer to
jjcuiuvate tneir own musical taste in piay
ing the nlano. and to them these Piano
las will answer admirably.. The saving In
cost Is considerable, and should the pur
chaser ever desire to do so, tne Pianola
can be turned back to us In part payment
for one with the Metrostyie attachment
at a liberal valuation.
The littlest priced one goe3 for ?130, a
trifle over half its original cost. It Is in
good condition throughout and has a great
deal of wear in it. There is one cased In
mahogany for $146. another one In a very
dark mahogany case for $175. an almost
new one in walnut, price only X9. and
one used but little for $183. and still an
other one for the little price of only 5120,
A small cash payment is all that Is re
quired, balance of purchase to be made
by moderate monthly installments. If more
Every Instrument guaranteed just as
represented or no sale.
The Pianolas go on sale this morning,
and we do not anticipate that by evening
there will be a single one left. At all
events, the early buyer will get the pick.
Out-of-town parties ordering by mail
should send check for at least $30. Phone
orders will be held only 24 hours, await
ing first payment. Ellers Piano House.
351 Washington street, corner Park.
ment In the working of some classes of
service. Their use will certainly effect a
change in the system of operation In the
case of a great number of lines and ap
pears to have a real future before It."
French Ambassador Speaks or Taft
Flsh Incident.
WASHINGTON, May U. Ambassador
Jusserund. of France, speaking on be
half of the French delegates to the In
ternational Railway Congress, today
expressed deep regret over a rumor
that his countrymen were displeased by
the injection of a discussion of the
railroad rate question in the social
functions attendant upon the Congress.
He has taken occasion Jo confer with
all of the delegates from France, and
has learned that the discussion between
Secretary Taft and Stuyvesant Fish,
president of the Illinois Central Rail
road, invoked their keen interest. They
were Impressed particularly by the
freedom with which questions of this
character are discussed in America.
"The delegates from France were en
chanted with the reception received in
this country and with everything
American." said the Ambassador. "That
was shown by the banquet given by the
French delegates to the American col
leagues. At that banquet Mr. Mare
Joules. cx-Minislcr of Public Works In
France, and h personal friend of Presi
dent Loubct. voiced the unqualified
gratitude of the delegates to the Amer
(Continued trom Fir Face.)
was in direct contrast to many that have
preceded it.
Early in the day the police on the streets
were reinforced to such an extent that
the usual reserve force in the station com
pletely disappeared and their places were
taken by soldiers detailed for that pur
pose. All of the routes known by the
processions were lined with police who
watched the paradcrs carefully and made a
few arrests of persons who, they alleged,
were carrying incendiary banners. These
arrests inflamed the crowds and were re
sponsible for the three or four minor
fights, but these were quelled In their
Infancy by the police. All of those ar
rested were later let go free.
Some minor disturbances were also re
ported from South Russia, but up to the
present lime no news of any serious riot
ing anywhere in the empire has been re
ceived here.
Concession Granted by Emperor
After Many Years.
ST. PETERSBURG. May H. (10:33 P.
M.) Following the policy of trying to Im
prove the condition of. the Poles, Emperor
Nicholas has sanctioned an Important law
permitting them to purchase land In the
Kingdom of Poland. They were deprived
of this rlghtvaftcr the insurrection of 1S63.
the land tenure of Poles being limited to
land acquired by direct inheritance.
The inability to buy land has been ever
since one of the chief grievances of the
Soldiers Pillage Jewish Houses.
KISHINEFF. May H. Saturday
night some, soldiers belonging to the
Fifty-third battalion of the infantry
reserve pillaged several Jewish houses
in Nicholas street. The inhabitants
sought refuge in cellars and outhouses
while the soldiers smashed windows
and furniture.
The disturbance lasted several hours,
and the police were powerless until-the
military patrol arrived and quelled the
Warsaw Jews Were Guarded.
WARSAW. May U (Midnlght).-Sunday
passed quietly in Lodz and Warsaw.
Strong forces of troops guarded the Jew
ish district throughout the day.
The Socialists are reported to bo trying
their utmost to create new strikes, but
the workmen are disinclined to engage in
such a conflict.
Itich Jews Leave City.
ALEXANDROVSK. Russia, May 14.
This city is disturbed by rumors of
approaching Jew baiting1. In conse
quence of which rich Jews are leaving
the city. Permission has been Riven
the municipality to organize militia to
preserve order.
Big Crowds at Moscow.
ilOSCOW, May 14. In spite of pre
dictions of trouble, today passed quiet
ly in Mofcow. Tha traditional 'prome
nade of workmen was held In Sokol
nlky Park. There were bigr crowds,
but no disorders.
Jewish Shops Burned.
SIMFEROPOL, May 14. -The incen
diary fire which started here on Satur
day destroyed more than 149 shops,
mostly belonging" to Jews.
A girl do-sn't return a. fellow's love when
tkt aaa bo ler it. Pklli4e9fela':RMnl.
Artlitic Picture FramtogHigh-Grade Watch Repairing
$3.50 Drawnwork Waists $1.98
$18.50 English Topcoats $9.50
Silk Shirtwaist Suits $15
Linen Tailor-Made Suits $12.50
Suspender Silk Shirtwaist Suits $25
$9 to $5 Trimmed Hats $3.85
Silk and Dress Goods Bargains
75c Pongee Silk 55c 85c Pongee Silk 67c
$1.10 Pongee Silk 85c $1 Chiffon Taffeta 85c,
$1.25 and $1 Colored Dress Goods 69c
Marvelous Lace Bargains
$1 Net Top Laces 33c $125 Allover Laces 73c
$1 Venise Galoon 29c 65c Plain Bobinet 43c
75& Allover Laces 53c 35c Lace Galoon 9c
12c Trimming
121c 36-inch Linen-Finish
20c Boxes Paper 5c 50c Music Folio 17c
Smoot in Bad Odor With Sen
ate Committee.
Promised to 1'orcc Investigation "by
Conference, but Kan Away and
Allowed Polygamous Apos
tles to He Indorsed.
ington. May U. Senator Reed Smoot of
Utah has Injured his standing before the
Senate committee on privileges and elec
tions, which must primarily, pass upon
his right to a scat In the Senate, and
while this fact does not necessarily mean
that the committee will be able to force
a vote against him In the Senate, It does
mean that the majority of the commit
tee Is very apt to report against hlm.
The Smoot Investigation, so-called,
which has been running for two years
on and off, developed In the last session
Into an Investigation of the Mormon
Church, rather than an Investigation of
Senator-Apostle Smoot. During that In
vestigation the charge was made and
sustained, that two apostles of the
church, Matthias Cowley and John W.
Taylor, had violated the Woodruff mani
festo of 1S30 and had each taken plural
wives since that date. This charge was
more a reflection on the church tharr on
Senator Smoot. If true, it showed that
the Mormon Church was not acting in
entire good faith with the government,
but was sanctioning polygamy In viola
tion of its agreement, and this on the
part of high church officials.
Pledge and Its Brcacli.
When he "was before the committee in
February, Mr. Smoot told the Senators
that he would return to Utah and force
an Investigation of the charge- of polyg
amy against Messrs. Cowley and Taylor.
Ho Intimated that. If these two apostles
had violated the terms of the Woodruff
manifesto, he, as, an apostle, would vote
against them in conference.
But at the recent Mormon conference
In Salt Lake City, Mr. Smoot was con
spicuous by 'his absence. Two days be
fore the conference convened he had a
sudden call to look after private busi
ness in San Francisco and he did not
get home until it had adjourned. And. It
was noted that there was no Investiga
tion of the charges against the two
apostles, but on the contrary they were
both sustained by the unanimous vote of
the conference.
Members of the Senate committee say
th charge of polygamy against Cowley
and Taylor has been fully proven, and,
In face of the fact that both are living
in polygamy in open defjance. of law,
both were upheld -by the church they
represent. This Is a serious reflection on
the church and will make the Mormons
even more- unpopular than they were
church, by sanctioning preeeat day
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polygamy. Is getting baC to Its moorings
of fifteen years and more ago.
But what will Injure Mr. Smoot's stand
ing with Senators more than anything
else will be. the fact that after giving
his promise to force an investigation of
the charges against his two fellow
apostles, he failed to keep that promise
in person or through other church of
ficials, but deliberately absented himself
at a time when he should have been In
Salt Lake City to carry out his pledge.
The United States Senate Is a most dig
nified body: It Is jealous of Its reputation,
and It hates to be sold out or grossly
Even if, on a vote, Mr. Smoot should
be seated, he will never become a power
ful Senator, for his recent abrogation of
a pledge to a Senate committee Is a very
grave offense In the eyes of Senators,
and will not be overlooked. And if he
should be seated after being adversely
reported upon by the Senate committee,
his Influence would be doubly curtailed.
Committee Is Against Him.
The committee that will vote upon
the Smoot case next session, (and it Is
now believed the committee will vote
before the session is very old.), will be
virtually the same that considered the
cas last session. There will be but
one new member, a successor to Sena
tor McComas, of Maryland. The oppo
nents of Mr. Smoot say they already
have seven or eight votes, as all five
Democrats will be against hlm, and cer
tainly two and probably three Republi
cans. Seven votes is a majority. But
the anti-Smoot Senators hope to gain
converts from among the other Repub
lican members, anJ look to Mr. Smoot's
violation of his promise to -secure these
votes. The new Senator will not be
able to sway the committee if the pres
ent estimate Is correct.
Present prospects certainly favor an
adverse report frpm the committee;
what action the Senate may take is
more of a problem.
Southern Pacific Gives Notice to
Kcnnctt Property-Holders.
REDDING. Cal., May 11. (Special.)
The Southern Pacific Company claims
the best part of the townsltc of Kennett.
the new and growing smelter town 13
miles north of Redding. Roadniaster Hart
notified the property-owners who have
built business-houses along the railroad,
which runs through the main street of
the town, that the company claimed a
right of way of 100 feet on each side of
the main line. It has hitherto claimed
only 50 feet on each side, and nearly every
business-house In the town is built up
close to" the 50-foot limit.
According to the claim now made by the
railroad company, every business block
of the town Is on the right of way. Road
master Hart informed the business men
that no more buildings would be allowed
to be erected closer than 100 feet from
the main line. Those already built will
bo allowed to stand, but the company
would demand a nominal rental to main
tain its title to the ground.
The announcement came like a bomb
shell -upon the thriving town. Property
owners dread a conflict with the railroad,
yet there was much talk of banding to
gether to resist the claim. The company
has never before claimed more than 50
feet on each side of the track.
The new claim Is based, Roadmaster
Hart says, on the Congressional act of
1865, chartering- the road, and allowing a
right of way of 109 feet. Roadmaster
Hart said today that there are other
towas up. tha canyoa where the company
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will make the same claims as It set up In
Kennett today. He cited Sisson, -Gazelle.
Castclla and Castle Rock as Instances.
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-NEW YORK. May 11. Admiral and
Mrs. Dewey today left the ambiilge,
where they have been staying since.
Thursday. Their Jestination-"was not
announced at the hotel, but it Is be
lieved that they returned to 'Washing
ton. Admiral Dewey came from Washing
ton Friday to attend the annual, meet
ing of the Order of tho Founders and
Patriots of America, at whlcli-he was
elected governor-general. Owins to
sudden illness, he was una5feo-' be
pmiont at the meeting or at-the-ban-quct
last night of the New York Society
of the order, at which he was to hae
been the guest of honor.
"WASHINGTON, May ll.-Admiral and
Mrs. Dewey reached Washington late this
afternoon from heir brief visit to New
York, and went directly to thir city res
idence. The Admiral still suffers from the
sore throat and cold In the chest which
ho contracted while away, and after ob
taining medical attention he retired for
the night It is believed that ifce.' indis
position Is but temporary. --,
lrcnch Honor a New Yorker..
WASHINGTON, May U. The French
government has charged Ambassador Jus
scrand with the duty of Informing James
Stlllman, president of the City National
of New York City, that the Superior
Council of Instruction In France has
votCd unanimously to engrave Mr. Stilt
man's, name on the walls of the Ecole
des Beaux Arts at Paris.
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