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PORTLAND, OREGON, SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 1905.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
'5iopeka Clergyman Refuses to
: Speak at Exposition Re-
OPPOSED TO "MIDWAYS"
iSuch Amusement Features, He Says,
Are "Sabbath Breaking" and
' He Declines to Fill
;-Rev. CbariesvMSheldon, D. D.. -who
arrived from TopekaJ, Kan., early yes
terday morning as -the guest of the,
Lewis and Clark Exposition to .speak
at the Sunday Auditorium -exercises
announced last night that he will not
appear on the Exposition grounds Sun
day. The fact that the Trail is open
on that day determined his action in
this respect- Dr. Sheldon took the
-stand that Trail opening Is Sabbath
breaking, and that he is opposed to
s,uch practices. He will accordingly
speak at two local churches. It is
possible there will be no religious exer
cises in the Auditorium,, although as to
this no decision had been reached last
Dr. Sheldon was invited to speak
"here some months ago, and promptly
accepted. His name was selected by
the xommlttee on congresses, appoint
ed "by the Exposition management. Dr.
Sheldon Is one of the leading ministers
of the Middle "West and Is an author ofj
note, having written "In His Steps"
and other successful works. At the
time of his acceptance he was assured
that no amusement features of the Ex
position were permitted to open on
Sunday. When he left Topeka, several
days ago, he says he ,had no advice
upon the change of Sunday programme,
brought on by the Injunction.. whlc;h
gave concessionaires the privilege ot
conducting their various shows. He
gained his first knowledge of thls-con-dition,
he states, upon his arrival . In
Yesterday morning he expressed to
members of the congresses committee
his disapproval of Sunday Trail -open-.
ihga-nd.-'Jsald'Jipie migift 'be forced to
vtvjthdraw frora'partlclpatlon. At the
Jtime he was Informed cf the legal pro
ceedings which had brought about the
present condition of affairs. He then
tpbk the matter under consideration
until he -could consult various of .his
friends among local -ministers. It - is
said on the authority of a member of
the congresses committee that he wish
ed really to investigate whether the
condition was one which the Exposi
tion management could have avoided;
whether the Exposition had made a
genuine effort to prevent Sunday open
ing. His decision last night would
seem to indicate his conclusion In this
regard, although he would not discuss
"The integrity of the Exposition
management in regard to keeping the
Trail closed is not a matter for me to
pass upon," he said. Discussing his
refusal to speak In the Auditorium, he
"I came here believing the Trail was
closed on Sunday. I find It open. The
conditions under -which I was to speak
being changed,. I do not see as I am
under any obligations to speak. Trail
opening is Sabbath-breaking. I am op
posed to Trails, or Midways, or Pikes,
on any day, and especially so on Sun
day. I believe they detract from 'an
Exposition rather than add to its use
fulness. I will speak at Dr. Hill's
church at the morning service and at
Dr. House's church in the evening. That
Is all I care to say on the subject."
Members of the congresses commit
tee, who -were seen last night, declined
to discuss Dr. Sheldon's stand. It is
known, however, that local ministers
do not approve Sunday Trail opening.
The Sunday Auditorium exercises, if
any are held, will be arranged for to
day. SAYS JIILWRE STOLE
MILWAUKEE GRAND JURY AC-
. CUSES C. F. PFISTER.
Richest Man in City Indicted With
"" Several Others for Stealing in
Connection With Others
MILWAUKEE, Aug. 4,-Charles F.
Pflster, one of the wealthiest citizens of
Milwaukee, was indicted by the grand
Jury of Milwaukee County today, charged
with stealing 514,000 belonging to the Wis
consin Rendering Company, of this city.
At the same time Indictments were re
turned against four others, the charge
of bribery Owing alleged in three of their
indictments, and one of perjury. The list
of persons for whom capiases were Issued
Ik. as follows:
Charles F. Faster, capitalist, one In
dictment, larceny; John F. Dlttmar, ex
Supcrvlsor, one Indictment, bribery;
ueorge F. Reichert, Supervisor, one in
dictment, embracing 14 counts, bribery;
Barney A. Eaton, State Senator, one in-,
dictment, bribers: Frank F. Schultz, for
merly newspaper reporter, one Indict
The Jndlctment against Mr. Pflster al
leges that on March 30, 1201, the accused
was bailee of $14,000. said amount being
deposited with him for the Wisconsin
Rendering 'Company, for the purpose of
obtaining 'for the company a valuable
contract from the City, of Milwaukee for
the depositing of garbage. The money
was to be returned.
It Is charged that the money was not
so used, an dthat Pflster converted it to
his own use.
"The Indictment caused a profound sensa
tion Mr. Pflster is engaged In many of
the biggest enterprises of Mllwaukle. He
Is a "director In one of the leading banks,
owns a large Interest in a big tanner). Is
proprietor of a large hotel, and owns one
of the leading newspapers of the city.
Mr. Pflster issued n statement dcclarlnge
the charge absolutely false, and with no
The other four' Indictments are In no
way connected with the charges against
Pflster. Tonight's batch of -indiotments
makes the total number so far returned
bj' the present grand Jury 133. The Jury
has taken a recess until August 22.
RAIN PREVENTS FIGHTING
Floods Make Scene of Hostilities Im
GODZATADANI, Manchuria. Aug. i.
Almost tropical rains aro fallintr in Man
churia, and the hilly rogions are impassa
ble for trains or artillery. Every moun
tain pass Is a torrent, and every valley
a quagmire. Important operations appar
ently will be Impossible for a long time
to come. The alternation of rains and
sunshine has a depressing effect on the
health of the army.
SWALLOWED. UP BY THE MUD
Fate of Chinese Carts in Manchuria.
Cleur Weather Has Come.
CHICAGO, Aug. 4. (Special.) A special
cable from a Chicago Dallly News statf
correspondent dated from General Nogl's
headquarters, Third Army, Manchuria,
August 4. via Fusan, rays:
"Last week, as a result of a sudden
torrent of rain, two Chinese carta with
eight horses and the two drivers were
completely swallowed up onHhe main road
leading toward Harbin. The ground is
sandy and absorbs water rapidly, so that
military operations will be possible within
a week after the rains tlnally, cease.
"After many days of almost conttuUous
rainfall the weather is clearing, thus giv
ing hope of renowed operations " by the
army. The Chinese assert that the down
pours of the present rainy season were
the heaviest in 30 years."
Xcir Battleship Tor Japan.
NEW YORK. Aug. 4. O. Kamimura,
the Japanese commander, who, in the
battle with Admiral RolMtvonKVir.
squadron, sailed the armored cruiser
Toklvara, left New York today on the
steamer Celtic to take char? nf t
Japanese battleship Kalori, now build
ing in Scotland. Lieutenant-Commander
K. Sato and other8 officers ac
companied Commander Kamimura.
The Kalori. now at Glasgow, will not
b ready to put to iensjfr nearly a
year, "The Japanese officers ae sont
to Inspect the wvork on 'tHe battleship.
CONTENTS" TODAY'S PAPER
TESTER.DAVS Maximum, temperature, 78
dec: minimum. 53. Precipitation, none.
TODAY'S Fair and warmer. Northwest
The War in the Tar East.
Peace envoys will be brought together by
President today. Paj-e 1.
Russia expects early agreement In confer
ence. Pate 1. ,
Whole garrison of Sakhalin surrenders.
Torrents of rain prevent flshtlns;. Pace 8.
Cossacks ehoot down railroad strikers.
Attempt to shoot a Governor. Page 4.
Famine threatens Jlussia. Page 4.
aft party arrives at Manila. Page l.
Conjrrestmen graft on seed distribution.
Plans for opening Ynklma reservation.
Dalrymple's advice on municipal owner
ship. Page 5.
La Follette may decline SenatorshlD.
Man accused of slandering Mlsa Roorevelt
commits suicide. Page 4.
Sensational testimony at Taggart divorce
itrlaL Page L
Government takes charge of yellow fever
epidemic. Page 3
Progress of telegraphers strike. Page 3.
Milwaukee millionaire indloted for stealing.
Multnomah wins Junior A. A. U. champion
ship meet. Page C.
Toupee wins Smith handicap at Irvington.
Page C. ,
Pacific Coast League scores: Oakland 5,
Portland 1; Seattle 5. Los Angeles 2; Ta
ooma 1, San Francisco 0. Page 0.
Gardner whips Rufe Turner. Page C.
Miln Dayton drowned at Seaside while surf
riding. Page 1.
"Walla Walla prison guards dismissed tor
registration scandal. Page 7.
Coos Bay believes two railroads will enter
district. Page 7.
Long-missing E. J. Dawne' had remarkable
career In Salem. Page 7.
Fisherman fires at tug pilot. Page 7.
Pioneer commits suicide after buTlnic
whisky and phonograph. Page 7.
Oregon hop speculators practically sold out.
Local market again bari of deciduous
fruits. 'Page 15.
Heavy offerings from north weaken San
- Francisco wheat market. Page in.
Chicago wheat market closes firmer. Page
Business continues to expand throughout
country. Page 15
Active spurt In stock market. Page 35.
Rev. Charles M. Sheldon refuses to speak nt
Exposition. Page 1.
Reed optical concessionaires warned by Ex
position management. Page 10.
California to distribute free fruit todav.
"Woodmen have day at Exposition. Page 10.
Babies day planned at the Fair. Page 14.
Portland and Vicinity.
Wllllamson-BIggs-Gesner Jury disagrees.
Senator Mitchell to be tried on "Puter" in
dictment September 5. Page 11.
Umatilla Rfver to water many acres of land
If settlers approve project. Page 11.
Prisoner tries to break Jail with a spoon.
Page 14. t '
Major Roessler arrives to succeed Major
Langfitt. Page 14.
E. IL Harrlman arrives today.. Page 10.
Boys of Jurenlle Court atari on outing to-
day. Page 14.
Councilman Rushlight .gallantly fights are.
Page 12. "-..
Street paving, companies. In j-war over con
Good Work President Rtiose-
velt Will Do Today, at '
CLIMAX OF HIS MEDIATION
With Official ITpuors, Russian and
Japanese Envoys Will Be Form
ally Introduced and Sent
OYJSTER BAT, X. T., Aug. 4. Final ar
rangements were -completed tonight bj
President Roosevelt 65 the reception of
the Russian, and Japanejte pety envoys
tomorrow. The reception, which will be
a formal greeting to the representatives
of the belligerent powers by President
Roosevelt on tohalr of the United States
Government, will" take place on the
cruiser Mayflower, the finest vossel
of her clais In the Navy. It will take
place at 1:30 P. M. and will be attended
by a notable demonstration In honor of
the distinguished guests of the country,
who have been designated by their Em
perors as their representatives to the
"Washington peace conference. The Pres
ident and State and Navy Departments
will unite to extend a cordial greeting
to the plenipotentiaries and to facilitate
in every possible way their mission of
peace. Every honor due to their rank
will be paid the envoys, and the'cordlallty
of the greeting by the President on befialf
of the American people will leave nothing
to be desired.
The Mayflower arrlred and cast anchor
In the lower bay early this morning. She
Is under- command of Commander Cam
eron Wlnslow, the President's naval aide,
and carries a complement of 3GQ men. Ker
Interior furnishings are beautiful, and
she has been especially fitted for this
It Is expected that the Sylph, the Pres
ident's naval yacht, with Assistant Secre
tary of State Peirce and tome of the
guests invited to the reception of the
envoys, will arrive tomorrow morning.
Mr. Peirce. who In the absence of Secre
tary Root, will represent the .Department
of State, accompanied by his guests will
go aboard the Mayftowor nrobably about
noon. He will be acoempatfled by Rear-
Admiral Slgsbee as a representative of
the Navy and MaJor-Gen-ral Frederick D.
Grant, commander of the Department of
the East, as a representative of the
Programme of Ceremonies.
The -Russian and Japaneso plenipoten
tiaries and their suites will leave New
Tork tomorrow morning, the Japanese 9
o'clock and the Russians'; at 10 o'clock.
The departure will be from the foot of
East Twcijty-thlrd street. The envoys
and thehir suites will make the trip to
Oyster Bay la sister cruisers, the Chatta
nooga and the Tacoma. the Japanese on
tho former, the Russians on the latter.
Thus they will not meet until they reach
here and are formally presented to the
'President of the United States. The cruis
ers are expected to arrive In the outer
bay, that bearing tho Japanese envoys
about 11:45 o'clock and that bearing tho
Russian plenipotentiaries an hour or so
President Roosevelt will go aboard the
Mayflower at 1 o'clock. He will be greet
ed with a Presidential salute of 21 guns
from the Mayflower as he goes aboard,
and his pennant will be broken out at the
forepeak. As soon as his flag is displayed
the Japanese plenipotentiaries. Baron
Jutaro Komura, Minister of Foreign Af
fairs, and Kogoro Takabira, Minister of
Japan to the United States, and their
suites will proceed to the Mayflower In
launches from their cruisers. As they go
over the side, the salute of 21 guns will
be given in tholr honor, the crew will
.dress the ship, and they wljl bo received
on deck by Commander Wlnslow and
his officers In special full-dress uniform.
They will be escorted to the hand
some main cabin, where Assistant Secre
tary Peirce will present the onvoya and
each member of their suite to the Pres
ident. Such exchanges as may be made
at the time will be purely informal. In
turn, the envoyo and .other officials of
thespedal mission will be presented to
the 'guests of the President on board.
At the conclusion of this ceremony, tho
Russian plenipotentiaries. Sergius Witte,
President of the Committee of Ministers,
and Baron Rosen, the Russian Ambas
sador to the United States, accompanied
by their suite, will board the Mayflower,
and In the same formal manner be 're
ceived and presented to the President.
Introduce Envoys to Each Other.
The envoys of the two pow era then will
.be presented formally to one another,
when every effort will be made by Pres
ident Roosevelt and Mr. Peirce to ren
der tho ceremony as natural and easy as
These -ceremonies concluded, a luncheon
will be served. In order to avoid any
unusual questions of precedence, tho
luncheon will be a buffet collation. This
will avoid the seating of the guests at
table with the President. The party at
the luncheon will number about 25.
Shortly after the luncheon, the Pres
ident will take leave of the-envoys and
will 'return to shore In a launch. His
pennant will be lowered, and another sa
lute will be flepd as he leaves the ship's
Go to Portsmouth on Cruisers.
From the Mayflower the Japanese en--roys
and their suite will be conveyed to
the dlspatch-boatDolphln. which will be
anchored near by, the Russian envoys and
their suite remaining on the Mayflower.
On these ships the two acta of envoys
will be. conveyed to Portsmouth. N. H..
where he sessions of the peace confer
ence are to be held. - Soon after the de
parture of the! guests, the Mayflower and
Dolphin will weigh anchor and start on
their Journey, convoyed by the cruiser
Galveston. . '
President and Mrs. Roosevelt today In
formally entertained Mr. Witte and Baron
Rosen. A number of residents of Oyster
Bay had assembled at the station to see
tho Russian envoys. As they alighted
'from the-traln they were confronted by a
'battery of cameras, backed by a lot of
enterprising photographers. Baron Rosen
waved them aside, indicating evident dis
pleasure. The President gave Mr. Witte, who was
presented to him by Ambassador Rosen,
a most cordial welcome, and they chat
tel) informal li-itI anlmatedlv before tho
"iunchson' was announced.
Angry With Camera Fiends.
Soon after arriving at Sagamore Hill
Baron Rosen enteral to the President a
vigorous protest against the actions of
some of the photographers at the railroad
station. He did not conceal his annoyance
at their strenuous efforts to obtain pic
tures. The President called two secret
service officers and gave directions that
the annoyance his guests had been sub
JcctedtobJnthelr arrival-should be avert
ed. If possible, when they returned to
take their train fQrNeW Tork. "While
some pictures were talcen at the station
on their return, the envoys were sub
jected to no jostling or Inconvenience.
It was the desire of Mr. "Witte to pay
his respects to the President before tho
formal reception of the envoys tomorrow.
That his visit was of some significance is,
perhaps, beyond doubt, but positive as
surance is gitvlhat It did not differ ma
terially frjm that of Boron Komura last
week. The subject of the. pending peace
negotiations was discussed generally, but
beyond that no statement concerning the
conference, was made. Neither the Pres
ident nor Mr. "Witte cared to make any
announcement about it for publication.
Mr. Wltto and Baron Rosen left on the
4:20 P. M. train for New York, occupying
their special car aione, as on their Jour
ney to Oyster Bay.
HIGJC OPINIOX OF ROOSEVELT
:e. Struck: by President's Energy
.NEW. YORK. Aug. 4.-Mr. "Witte and
Baron Roen reached the St. Regis Hotel
on their return from Oyster Bay at a
quarter after . Mr "Witte made the fol
lowing statement about the impressions
his had received' of the President on this
the first time h had seen him:
, "I have" the? highest opinion of Mr,
Roosevelt.. I? was particularly struck by
his energy an4 broadmlndedncss. I feel
It Is good forhhe United States to have
so distinguished a man at the head-as Its
Executive, and I fully appreciate the rea
sons that led to .the choice of him for so
responsible and hcnorableapogt. X. do
not ray this vdh aa desire to-flatter the
Prcldnt orv"he American people. It is
my sincere t'onvlctlon
As his guest at dinner m tonight, Mr,
"Witte had Mr. "Wllenklne, .Russia's finan
cial agent- In "Washington. After dinner
the two had a long conference.
During his visit to Oyster Bay today,
Mr. "Witte was presented to Mrs. "Roose
velt and conversed with her In French.
HU3IOR IS PROMPTLY DENIED
Witte Said to Be Negotiating Loan
In Wall Street.
NEW YORK, Aug. 4. Plans for float
ing a Russian loan- in America are
afoot, and conferences with this ob
ject in view already have been held,
says the Herald, between Count Witte,
the Russian senior peace envoy, and
representatives of one or two of "Wall
street's most prominent banking firms
"It is understood," continues the Her
ald. that further conferences will be
held, and that the Information which
M. "Witte obtains will have a highly
important bearing on the outcome ot
the peace negotiations which soon will
"If M. Witte finds that he is able to
place a loan In the United States, and
It is believed by prominent financiers
that if the terms are satisfactory he
can do so, the aspect of the Russian
cause may be materially changed when
the peace plenipotentiaries make
known their propositions to each
"Heretofore It has been believed that
no Russian loan could be floated in
this country, unless it were based on a
cessation of tho war and a promise of
internal reforms -In Russia. Informa
tion was given M. Witte last night,
however, that Indicated the willing
ness of at least one, and pfobably two,
prominent banking houses to consider
the terms which Russia would pay for
negotiating a loan."
NEW YORK, Aug. 4. Gregory WHen
kln, the financial agent of tho Russian
government, said today:
"The statement in this morning's papers
to the effect that M. Witte is sounding
American financiers with a view of plac
ing of a new Russian loan In the United
States. Is utterly without foundation. M.
Witte's visSt to Wall street yesterday was
ono of curiosity merely. It Is quite true
that he has had Interviews with some
leading financiers, and no doubt ho will
have Interviews with many more. But
all of thesa gentlemen are personal
friends and acquaintances of M. Witte,
who knew him during his term of office
as Russian Minister of Finance, and the
calls were purely social and had no rela
tion whatever to a Russian loan.
"Naturally, as M. Witte has long made a
study of economic questions, it gives him
great pleasure to discuss with the men
of affairs of this country these important
questions with a view of learning of the
methods adopted by the United States."
DOUBTS RUSSLVS GOOD FAITH
Japan Thinks Aim Is to 3rakc Her
Show Her Hand.
TOKIO. Aug. 4. The Russian Emper
or's recent responses to petitioners and
tho utterances attributed to M. Witte
while discussing Russia's attitude toward
the peace conference are crcatJng-a some
what pessimistic feeling here" relative to
the result of tho conference, although
many completely discount the public ut
terances of the Emperor and M. Witte.
It Is confidently believed that the cre
dentials of""M. Wltto and bis associates
will prove satisfactory. A large' section
of the public always has doubted that
Russia was entering the conference In
good faith, .and has asserted- -frequently
- -(Concluded cn Fa;
G 111ES WHILE
RIDING HIGH SURF
Miln Dayton Drowns at Sea
side Despite Frantic Ef- .
fort of Hawaiian.
RESCUERS BARELY ESCAPE
Expert Native Swimmer and Port
land Youth Capsize In Breakers
While Recklessly Imitat
ing Islanders' Feats.
SEASIDE, Or., Aug. 4. (Special.) Miln
Dayton, of Portland aged IS years, was
drowned In the breakers, on Seaside beach
at noon today, while returning to shore
In a Hawaiian canoe.
Allen Prentice, aged 22 years, one of a
party of live rescuers, came near losing
his life. Dayton's companion. Charles
Freeth, a native of Hawaii, came ashore
exhausted and suffering from cramps, af
ter having tried valiantly to save the un
fortunate boy's life.
Dayton is the only son of Frank Dayton,
the hardware dealer of Portland. The
father has been sent for, and Is expected
to arrive tomorrow from Portland.
The mother and two sisters are here,
and are bearing up bravely against the
DROWNED WHILE SUTCF BATHING.
Photo by Moore.
tMlla Dayton, the 10-year-old eon of
Frank Darton. of the Dayton Hard
ware Company, Is. well known la
Portland. He graduated from th
Portland High School In June, was a
member of PI Delta Knpps fraternity,
a member of the Multnomah. Club,
and of the Portland Rowing Club. H
was prominent In athletics and was
manager of the High School football
team last year. Toting- Dayton In
jured his knee cap In a football
game two years ago, from which he
had never fully recovered. It Is
thought by his friends that It was
on account of his kneo that he was
unable to sustain himself In the wa
ter. He was a very poor swimmer,
although he was constantly on the
The father, mother and two slaters,
when In the city, reside at 291 "West
Park street. If the body Is recov
ered the High School fraternltr will
take part In the funeral services.
heartbreaking loss. The canoe was fash
ioned after a Hawaiian model, being a
catamaran with a floating outrigger, and
was caught In a rapid succession of waves
which turned It up on Its bow and then
Caught by Undertow.
Contrary to Freetn's instructions, Day
ton Jumped out on tho seaward side be
fore tho canoe capsized, while Freeth
Jumped our on the beachward side. Day
ton gained a narrow bar, where ho stood
waist deep, and Freeth says he supposed
the boy was then out of danger, where
upon he dived under the capsized canoe
for a lifebelt. "When he came up Dayton,
had been swept out by the undertow and
Freeth endoavored to find his compan
ion, and swam about, though cramps had
partly maimed his swimming powers.
Meanwhile a party on the beach had
manned a boat which is kept on tho beach
as a protection for bathers. In the party
were P. A. Smith, Russell Smith, Allen
Prentice, Henry "Wcsslnger and a man
named Oakes, all of Portland. Several of
the rescuers wero poor oarsmen, and the
boat could not get out beyond the surf.
The craft caprlzed, throwing all Inmates
out. All gained the shore after tussellng
against the waves, but Prentice was res
cued with difficulty. Dan.J. Moore headed
an efTort to run out a lilcllne. Excitement
ran highland there was an unfortunate
lack of llfesavtng appliances.
Rode Surf Wednesday.
Freeth comes from Portland, and works
at the plumbing trade. He completed the
craft early this week, and "Wednesday he
and Dayton launched It In the Necanlcum,
went out Into the sea, and sailed down the
ocean to Hotel Moore, where they made
a successful run In through the surf. Sev
eral trip? were made through tho break
This morning about 10 o'clock the two
launched their craft and went through the
breakers successfully. "When they started
in the breakers were rolling extra high.
Dayton swam well for several minutes,
but the breakers rolled him over one after
another, giving himwe-chance to recover
hl9 breatt). He was seen to throw up his
hands and lie Inert In the water for a
few seconds, and then an enormous wave
burled him out of sight.
"When Freeth reached the shore he at
'once started back In the surf looking for
his friend's body. Ho swam Into the surf
and kept making his way north, hoping
the current would bring the body within
his reach. He, too, become exhausted,
and came to shore.
Hawaiian Fights Rescners.
The spectators tridd to prevent him
from entering the ocean again, but he
flung theiri. oft and plunged' in the surf.
This time he stayed so long that two
swimmers went after him and brought
.him out almost a raving maniac. It took
three men to hold him.
This evening Freeth Is watching the
shore for the body, sitting sadly in the
beach observatory of the Dayton home.
This accident proves that the old lifeboat
Is entirely antiquated, and bad there been
a modern boat and equipment, with a
crew, no life would have been lost.
THOUSAXD USE ' THE BEACH
Men in Street Clothes Dashed Into
Surf, Says Eye-Witness.
"It was one of the most harrowing
sights I ever saw, and' I hope never to
see the like again," said D. C. Pills
bury,' of this city, who was an eye
witness to the tragedy. "It, was about
11:30 o'clock In the morning when I
happened to be walking along the
beach, and saw Dayton and Freeth en
tering the water with a Hawaiian
canoe, opposite the bath-house and a
little distance from Moore's Hotel.
"About 100 people were scattered
along the beach. Nothing happened
until Dayton and Freeth, In their
canoe, were 100 yards from the shore,
and then I was horrified to see the
canoe capsize and both men fall into
the water. The tide was going out at
the time and there was a heavy under
tow. The breakers were high.
"Women near me screamed, and at
flrst nobody knew what to do. Men
In their street clothes ran out among
the breakers, up to their waists In
water. By this time the alarm had
spread, and people came running from
all directions until about 1000 persons
had assembled. We saw that Dayton
had become detached from the canoe,
while Freeth was apparently trying
to loosen the lifebuoy.
"We saw Dayton wave his hands
over his head; then a big wave washed
over him, and we saw him no more.
Men near me were busy getting out the
lifeboat from Dan Moore's place, and
five men got into it. They had not
gone very far into the surf when the
lifeboat was upset, and the men wero
thrown Into the water. Three ot
them brought in the boat, a fourth
man swam in, but Allen Prentice, the
fifth man In the party, could not make
any headway against tho breakers, and
we were afraid that there would be a
second drowning accident right there.
Dan Moore and other men got out the
lifeline, and others wont out to where
Prentice was struggling and rescued
hlra Just in tho nick of time.
"All of us were keyed up to the
highest pitch of excitement about
Freeth. and there was a feeling-of re
lief w"hen three men went out and got
hold of him. and we pulled on the line,
bringing them to shore. Freeth was
so exhausted that he fainted, and when
he recovered he seemed to have tem
porarily lost his senses, he was so
stricken with remorse and grief. He
wanted to go out again Into the surf
to find Dayton, and it was all strong
men could do to hold him.
"Mrs. Dayton was not on the beach
when the nccldent happened, but I am
told his sister wds. MIS3 Dayton was
present before her brother went Into
the canoe, and tried to persuade him
not to do so. on account of the dan
ger, but he went out with Freeth. The
body had not been recovered when I
left the beach, about 4:30 P. M."
TAFT ARRIVES AT MANILA
GORGEOUS WATER PAGEANT
Governor Wright and All" Officials
Welcome tho PartyGolden
Keys of City for Taft.
MANILA, Aug. 5. Secretary of War
Taft and party arrived here on tho steam
ship Manchuria at 10 o'clock this morning.
Their arrival was made the occasion of
a gorgeous water pageant. Governor-General
Wright. Major-General Corbln and
Rear-Admiral Train, with their staffs and
the official reception committee, met the
party when the Manchuria entered. The
battleship Ohio fired the regulation salute
for the Secretary of War.
After the party left the steamship. It
proceeded" to the Governor-General's resi
dence, where the official welcome was
made, and where the. golden keys of the
city were presented to Mr. Taft. Thou
sands lined the streets, which were elab
TWO NEGROES LYNCHED
Slob Disposes Promptly of Slayers
of Convict Guard.
MEMPHIS, Tenn.. Aug. 4. Advices
from Hattiesburg. Miss., state that Ed
Lewis and "Kid" George, negroes, were
lynched there tonight by a mob The
men were charged with being accessories
to the murder of Convict Guard Smith
Appraiser of Real Estate.
NEW TORK, Aug. 4. President Paul
Morton, ot the Equitable Life Assurance
Society, today appointed Douglas Rob
inson, of New Tork, a brother-in-law
of President Roosevelt, special apprais
er to make a thorough examination of
tho real estate owned by the company.
Speaks Ziegler Relief Ship.
CHRISTIANIA. Norway, Aug. 4. Tho
Arctic vessel D angry reports that on
July 25 she spoke the Magdalene, the re
lief fchip of tho Ziegler polar expedition,
in latitude 74 degrees, 23 minutes north,
longitude 10 degreer 22 minutes west. The
Magdalene Tcported all well on board.
Cotton Grand Jury Adjourns.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4. The grand
Jury engaged In Investigating the statis
tical bureau of the Department of Agri
culture today took, a recess until Au
IS UNDER ELSE
Army Convulsed by Exposures
in Taggart Divorce
MRS. TAGGART BACCHANAL
Witnesses Tell of Drinking Bouts,
Visits to Dissolute Houses and
Intrigues AVlth Husband
SAN FRANCISCO. -Aug. 4. (Special )
A. special from Woostor. O.. saj. Tfca
divorce suit brought by Major Elmore F
Taggart against his wife, now on trial
before Judge Easton. Is developing 1 n"
one of the greatest sensations In the h-3-tory
of the Army. Already it has 1
volved the names of many of the oesi
known men in the service. It promises t
outdo tho Madden scandal, familla: o
Pacific Coast people. The evidence yes
terday and today revealed that Ihe w;e
of the Army officers have engaged In mid
night revelries, at which bcer-drlnkCrg
bouts were a feature. Moreover. evldei.ra
was introduced to show that Mrs. Taggart
had received midnight visits from broil" r
officers of her husband during the la:ra
The Tnggarts formerly lived In Sa
Francisco, and were stationed at tardus
times at other Pacific Coast military ccn
Taggart's Army Rank at Stake.
Major Taggart will lose his rank u-il.-ys
he succeeds in substantiating the accusa
tions he has made against his wife, whi,
was, it has been supposed. Miss Grara
Victoria Culver, daughter ot the lata
President Culver, of the Chicago Board
ot Trade, but who tonight was shown f
be a daughter of John Manvllle, of Chi
cago. Attorney Wertz states that he Intends
to show Mra. Taggart's relations wl:1
Captain Spencer, of Chicago, and Captn.
Bash, husband ot Bertha Runkle. the nov
elist. He promises to prove that the de
fendant had boasted ot receiving caljs
from Brigadier-General Charles W. M.ner.
received and had visited many places
with Captain Ryther, Lieutenant Fortes
que a distant relative ot President Roose
velt, and oilier Army men.
Rythcr Tells of Drinking Bonts.
The first witness, Howard Taggart
brother of the plaintiff, said he lived with
the Taggart3 at Fort Thomas. Ky, frcra
1S03 to 1S9S. Ho described a visit of Lieu
tenant Ryther to the Taggart home at 1 30
o'clock In the morning, while Captain.
Taggart was away. The witness discov
ered Ryther's presence, he said, and tho
latter hurried away and did not cH.
Mrs. Taggart's alleged capacity for
beer was given as Ave glasses at ono
sitting, whent the witness described a
drinking bout between Mrs. Taggart
and the wife of another officer at Fart
Thomas. The conteat was for tho
championship of the garrison, the wit
ness said, and the contestants were
backed by officers. Mrs. Taggart told
him afterward, the witness said, that
her opponent won the match, drinking;
nine goblets to Mrs. Taggart's five.
Howard Taggart testified that his
,slsfer-ln-law drank habitually with,
the officers and prided herself on tak
ing her whisky straight, laughing at
the men for mixing water with It. The
Captain, the witness said, objected to
his-wife giving their sons beer.
Eye Cut While Drinking.
The witness continued:
"One day I noticed a cut on Mrs. Tag
gart's forehead. She wore her hair
down over her eye. concealing the cut.
She told me that was a now style. I
told the other women I had heard Mrs.
Taggart got the cut while drinking
with two volunteer officers.
"When Mrs. Taggart returned frcm
the Philippines, In 1903, I vlsltod her
In Chicago for a day. She showed me
the things she had brought back with
her. There were three long fur coats,
worth $1500, and kimonos from Japan
that cost ?75 each. She told me Cap
tain Taggart had spent his last dollar
buying her these and other nice things,
and had to borrow money to get back-
"The officers and their wives had a
social club at Fort Thomas," continued
Howard Taggart. Mrs. Taggart to! 2
me the second year she was not Invited
to Join. She told me tho wives of two
other officers were also left out. Cap
tain Taggart had told her then that
they were considered three of a kind."
G. M. Brenneman, of Orvllle, was
asked as to William Taggart's reputa
tion for chastity. The defense ob
jected, and thero ensued a brilliant
legal and oratorical battle. Judgs
Eason sustained tho objection.
The deposition of Mrs. J. R. Moore,
of San Francisco, was then introduced
to the effect that during a time In
1301 to 1903 she was nurse for Mrs.
Taggart's mother at the Culver hora
In Chicago. Clinton Spencer and
Smyster called at the house quite fre
quently, and one evening. Mrs. Taggart
becoming ill, Spencer carried her up
stairs' to her room, and tho witness
went up and lit tho gas.
Slumming in San Francisco.
Mrs. Taggart told her that once, whll
In San Francisco, she. another lady and
two men went slummlnir and visited a
"French house. Two Inmates, stark naked.
with the exception of shoes and stock
ings, gave a lewd exhibition.
The deposition of Auguatlna De la Crus,
taken In Spanish at Manila, was then in
troduced. She said:
"One afternoon in August Captain Bash
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