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THE JCOKNiyG ORSGONIAy, THUItSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1900.
MAKE IT THOROUGH
President's Orders for Inquiry
COMMISSION LEAVES TODAY
Action, of Officers and of "Rescuing
Steamers and of Owners to Be In
. iquircd Into, Also Provisions
ftf Por Life Savins.
' "WASHINGTON, Feb. 1. Formal di-
TOCtlOnK Wf.ro IftSllori tnnli. V.V Pi-oi-l-
dent Roosevelt for an investigation of
ine Valencia disaster, which occurred
recently UDOn the NnrMi "Purine Pna.
The instructions are contained In a
letter to Secretary Mctcalf, of the De
pdrimem oi Jommerce and Labor
President Roosevelt's letter follows:
Tou tie hereby directed to Instruct 'Law
rence U. Murray. Assistant Secretary of Com
merce and Labor, and Herbert Knot Smith.
JDcputy Commissioner of CorooraUonR. an writ
a Captain William T. Burwcll, United States
Javy. wno will He detaUed for service In your
oepartmcnt, to proceed to Seattle. Wash..
ana mcro man thorough and complete In
vestigation of all the circumstance attend.
Ing the wreck of the steamer Valencia and the
cause or causes thereof, and any misconduct,
negligence or dereliction of duty upon the part
of anyone related thereto and havinc ov
bearing: upon the loss of life occasioned by
eaia disaster; and also, as you may direct,
to ' Investigate such other matters bearing
upon the safety of traffic in navigable waters
of the United States In. that vicinity and the
cHccuvcness and sufficiency of the present
aids to navigation along said waters; and to
mane iuu report thereon, with recommenda
tions for such deDarlmental nr lorUlatlv.
action as may be Indicated by tald report
Messrs. Murray and Smith will leave
here tomorrow morning: and go direct
iu oeatue. Admiral Burwell, com
mandant at the Bremerton Navy Yard,
win meet tnem on their arrival. In
anticipation of the work of the com
mission. Secretary Metcalf has wired
mo omciais or the .Department In Se
attle to secure accommodations for the
Hearings and to nave ready all the
testimony, evidence and the exhibits
as described at the Inquiry of the lo
Wide Powers of Commission.
The orders of the Secretary to the
commission issued today direct it to
investigate not only the question of the
conduct of licensed nfflrorc nt vAwia
upon the "Valencia, Queen, Topeka and
uLuura connected witn tno disaster and
the relations of the steamboat in
spection service thereto, but also o the
general management of the Valencia,
ner equipment and operation and the
relation of her owner, the Pacific Coast
Steamship Company, to the district, and
also to the conditions of the coasfand
of the Strait of Juan de Fuca In the
vicinity or the place of the wreck with
a view to the sufficiency of the present
rdds to navigation in tint -u'Mnit-.- ,.,.
any needed improvement that may be
luuna to De essential ror the safety of
Every available witness will be ex
amined, and the Department desires all
those having knowledge of the disaster
to aid the Commission by giving testi
mony. Frye Will Act Vigorously.
President Roosevelt received Information
iS?1 Jed Wpi to. believe, that United
States District Attorney Frye believed it
undesirable to go further Into the "Valen
cia, investigation than he had already
gone. The President sent to the Attorney
General peremptory orders to place blm
seir at the disposal of the special com
mission appointed to make an inquiry into
the Valencia, disaster. Today the follow
ing telegram was received from Mr. Frye
by the Department of Justice:
Seattle. Wash.. Feb. 7. The Attorney-General.
Washington. D. C.: Authorize you to
say to tho President that I did not state
that I had been brought Into the Valencia
investigation too late to be of practical serv
ice. I did not say that I found it would be
necessary to recall nearly every witness to
make tho investigation thoroughly, which
fact I regretted, as witnesses were scattering
Criticised no one. Expect to conclude Ta
coma grand Jury term next Thursday. Will
then proceed with vigorous Investigation of
the Valencia disaster. FRYE
OAT 801 MY EASILY
SURVIVOR SAYS LOSS OF LIFE
FROM VALENCIA NEEDLESS.
F. A. Campbell Gives Sftrong Tcstl
mony Before Board of Inquiry "at
VICTORIA. B. C. Feb. 7.-Afler nvnm
ining the liferaft brought from Turtle
Island and somo life preservers both of
core anu tuie, tho Canadian government
commissioners this morning heard the evi
dence of F. A. Campbell, a commercial
traveler, who lost his wife and daughter
vtiuucia disaster, to tho effect that
30 minutes elapsed after the" steamer
struck until No. 2 boat, in which ho with
wo iic ana daughter and 12 others left
K?.8801.!?18 lowcred- The boat had no
trouble ccttine awnv tmm 1. ,
the 20 minutes ho looked for officers to
ju.u wnat to do, but found none.
There was no panic, but a total lack of
jnanagement. No -one seemed to direct
things. Ho had no idea who ordered the
juiB w ine ooats. There was no one
n arS Th0 nly member of the crew
in tho boat was a fireman. The boat's
Plug did not fit. and .hr. .ts
not good, breaking after tho oars had been
,U,1J" WJ"1 iimcuny, and letting an
oar drift away. Tho boat became 'unman
ageable, was tossed into the breakers and
turned over, drowning his wife and dau-h
a.nd five others. He managed to get
Had there been an officer in charge of
the boat, he thought it could havo ridden
out to sea. The sea was not heavy, and
tho seven drowned when it was driven
ashore would probably have been saved
Ho saw no rockets fired, except one. which
water a Sma" CirClC and fCl1 ,nto,the
hU settJS ashore the ship was under
of i tl,n' tandl with tne exception
of the few minutes he was in the break
er, flr?!fUldJjaV seen pockets had they
been fired. Flares were burned on the
after end of the steamer. There was "not
P MpMw thk themselves in danger.
Ulchley, a fireman of tho Valencia,
save evidence at the Investigation this
aftjoon, corroborating CamS 52
Commerce will memorialize CencrreM to
grant the recommendations made' by a
subcommittee today, the substance of
Beginning at Gray's Harbor, we think that
from there up to Cape Flattery a proper road
ehould be built so that tho coast may
be accessible for life-saving and salv
age purposes. We also recommend that the
wireless telegraphic service to connect with
vessels at iea be Installed by the Govern
ment, as well as telephone communication
along the shore.
We find there is a distance of more than
00 miles north of Gras-a Harbor with no lhrht
protection every 30 miles. We recoram
mat a proper lighthouse be secured nt Point
. In reference to lbe present telegraph line
at iaioosh. we recommend that it be Im
proved and that such force be maintained
that. fh 'Sam mBV b rolled nnon SBM all
times, or that proper connection be msoe with
the Alaska cable to supplement the present
We understand the fog signal station at
Tatoosh 1b out of date and that, on account
of the small appropriation available, the for
horn Is put in operation only when the- fog
nas actually settled close la to tho station,
but the Xog horn should, be ODcrated when
ever there is a possibility or Its being of
service to ships within the zona reached, by
We recommend that the Government build
and equip and constantly maintain at Neah
Bay as a basis, a vessel suitable for life-
saving and salvage purposes with the most
xnooern equipment of all kinds for the pur
pose of cruising tbo coast Xrom Gray's Har
bor to Cape Flattery.
LBN IN CONTROL
Says His Proxies Will Rule Two
WANT TO HELP IN INVESTIGAT
ING SOCIAL PROBLEMS.
Mrs. Shaw Gives President Illnts-on
Marriage and Birth Rate at
Woman Suffrage Gathering.
WILL APPEAL TO CONGRESS.
Seattle Chamber of Commerce to Aid
SEATTLE. Wash.. Feb. 7.-(SpccIal.)-For
the better protection of shipping
along the coast from the mouth of the
Columbia north the local Chamber e-f
BALTIMORE!. Feb. 7. Th lhlrrv
eighth annual convention of the "Women's
fcunrace Association beiran here lodav
and will continue until and Including Feb
ruary 13. The meetlnc is one of the most
numerously attended gatherings ever held
by tne suffragists in this country, nearly
all the prominent leaders of the cause
being present. Precedinir the assemblage
of the convention, there was a meeting
of the executive committee and a council
of state presidents, which was presided
over by Harriet Taylor Union, of Ohio.
and was attended by the officials of the
national association and the chairmen of
The evenintr session brourfit forth a
disappointment in that the honorary
president, aiiss Susan B. Anthony, who
was to have presided, was still loo in
disposed to attend, the t resident of the
association. Rev. Anna Howard Shaw,
filling the vacancy. Governor FJrtwln
Warfleld delivered an address of welcome.
The response was made" Jointly bv Mrs.
Julia Ward Howe and Miss Clara Barton.
aiter wnicn the president's annual ad
dress was read by Mrs. Shaw, who said:
While it Is true that marriage and the birth
rate have decreased In recent years, before
tho results are charged to the participation
of women In industry one must answer many
questions. As a matter of fact. It Is no new
thing for women to be engaged In Industrial
pursuits. From primitive times women have
been great industrial factors and modern eco
nomic conditions. Instead of Introducing them
to Industries, have introduced to the world's
markets the Industrial In which women from
the earliest times have been engaged with
ever-widening circles of actlvr, as Inventive
genius has do-eloped and civilization pro
If conditions surrounding their cnmlovment
are such as to make -It a ''social aunntinn or
the, lrt importsLnct.'xit Is unfortunate that-1
President Roosevelt did not see that women.
the most deeply Interested factor In the prob
lem, should constitute at least a part of any
commission authorized to Investigate it-
trust that a resolution will be nasaed bv tM
convention petitioning the Government to place
women on every commission which investi
gates tne conditions which no deeply affect
their lives and the lives of their children.
One can but wish, with the reorganized de
sire lor "lair play." and his polio1 of i
'juare deal," it had occurred to the Tri
dent that, it 6.000.000 American women are
employed m gainful occupations, every nrln-
clple of Justice known to a republic would
aemand that these 5.000.000 of tolllnc women
nhould be enfranchised to enable them to
secure legislation for their own protection.
Mrs. Shaw then made a nlea for
Investigate Cincinnati Affairs.
COLUMBUS. O.. Feb. 7. The lnvrtt lo
tion ol Cincinnati municipal affairs will
bo made by a committee of the Ratik.
instead of a Joint legislative committee.
APPIAN WAY OF AMERICA
Perfect Road Will Be Built Straight
CLEVELAND. Feb. ".-Within a vcar
work, will be begun by the National Good
Roads Association on a great hixrhwnv
extending clear across the State of Ohio.
from the Pennsylvania, in i,n t.m-,
line, that will be one of the flnrt i
world, and, like the AppiaJn Way. will be
uunt io last lor ail time to come. This
Is the information given out today by
Colonel W. H.Moore, president of the
The road, which will be the first to bo
uuui across a state under the authority
of an organization since the old Fed
eral roads, will cost si.voorv or v..
amount. Colonel Mooro says 5750,000 lias
aireaoy oeen put up by certain interests
that he will not now reveal, and the re
mainder will be secured from the counties
through which it will pass.
HAS CARD 1P HIS SLEEVE
Financier Names-Four Mcr as .Com
mittee to .Vote at ' New York
Lire and 3IatHal Life
ST. PAUL, Tcb. 7. Thomas W. Lawson,
of Boston, held a four-bouc conference
with Governor Johnson. at tlie Canltol to
day. Immediately afterward he left for
Chicago. The subject of the conference
was the forming of a committee' of Gov
ernors and otfier prominent men to ln-
vesticati the affair of ihn Ver "VnrV
Life a'nd the Mutual Life Insurance Com
panies. At the close of the conference
Mr. Lawson stated that his interview
with Mr. Johnson had been very satls-lactorvr
"Governor Johnson hu rflnsntpfl to re
main, as a member of the committee I
havo had in mind," said Mr. Lawson,
"and the other who -will make un a nart
vi tho committee are Governor Broward,
of Florida; ex-AUorncy-Gencral Frank S.
Monnett of Ohio and "FVemonf fiMpr
munnrlnp- r-AUnr of this Kan Fninr!.vn
Evening Bulletin. I am not yet ready to
announce tne omer names.
"I have e-nnuirh nrnxles rlrht now to
give me votlmr control of the New York
uie and -the Mutual Lire."
Mr. Johnson said to the Associated
Press after tho conference that he had
agreed to remain on the committee, "al
though I refused to act as chairman of
it, as .sir. iawson urged me to oo, as it
would take too much of my time away
from tbo state."
"Ha Mr. Ijiwsnn the neeeKsarv nroxle
from nolIevhoHera to r-nrif ml the votlnir
in tne two nig uic insurance companies!
'I Velleve from thn hnwrfn- he maHe
this afternoon hafr he ha." renllen" the
Governor, "and I believe Mr. Lawson has
a cara up bis sleeve that win astonisn
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Free Lessons in
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Ladies' Neckwear at Half-Price
And Less Than Half-Price
Mr. Chu. E. EUdagton, onr neckwear
bnyer, purchased the entire new Spring
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Eyery piece is new, fresh, stylish, up to
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Look at This for an Amazing Bargain List
"$2.25 to $4.25
BAILEY APPLIED LASH.
(Continued From Pase L)
JAIL-BREAKERS ARE FOILED
Nevada Deputy Slicrlff Catches Them
RENO, No'., Feb. 7. Jamos "Watson,
Frank Sterling and Wesley Gardner, the
latter a negro, in jail at Elko, on a
charge of burglary and reputed to be
three of the most desperate men in the
Eastern portion of Nevada, were caught
in the act of digging their way out of
prison today. Tho discovery was made
by Deputy Sheriff Weathers a. few mo
ments before the men wouJU have been
At the point of a gun he drove them
Into another cell and this afternoon filed
a charge of attempted Jail-breaking
against them. It is believed they received
aid from outside sources.
Mrs. Coleman and Stanley Tree.
NEW YORK. Feb. 7.Mlss Mabel Colo
man and Frank Stanley, who were ar
rested last night, charged with the lar
ceny of $50,000 worth of gold mining stock,
were released today after an. examina
tion in Police Court. The charge was
made by tho woman's husband. Georgo
C. Coleman, who is said to be tho presi
dent of a gold mining comnanv In r,nM.
Cummins Wants Third Term.
ST. PAUL. Feb. 7.A aneHnl frv,
Prim Khar. Iowa, savs Governor Onmi.
Is ready to accept a tldrd term as Gover
nor and win niRKe an official announce
fart that "Patterson Vino" lteen nreuent and
had participated in the Democratic Sena
torial caucus In 1303. in which the rule
binding Democratic Senators by a two
thirds vote of the caucus had been adont-
d. Evidently the suggestion took Patter
son bv KUrnrlRe. We rtlii not nnnear to re-
Call the facts, and said there must be
some mistake, because be had always held
the views now held bv him.
Bailcv insisted that he was rlrht In hln
statement, but he vouchsafed the added
remaric tnat ne was at tne same time sat
isfied that Patterson had not misrepre
sented whfcn he said he Hid not recall the
caucus. He was proceeding to state his
reasons ror nellevlnsr Jatternn in have
Deen nresent. when he was InterninteH
by his colleague, Culberson, who rose with
a typewritten paper in nis nana. tAiiuer-
son veniied nancy's memory.
"My colleairue'a statement ! correct.
he said, "and I have here the record of
the caucus action verlfvlntr It. Thev
show that the Senator from Colorado
voted lor the resolution. i
-Admks His Inconsistency, a
Patterson manlfeetefl nmi e-reltement
in manner and his face wa much fltithvi
out his words were deliberate. He said
It wemi that amnlc nrenaratlon ha bn
made to overwhelm roe by reason of the
tana I have taken. I will not galntay the
record: it la not impossible that, without due
renection, I did vote for the binding resolu
tion. If so. the vote was cast without due
renection. That circumstance cannot, how
ever prevent a chance of court when, after
due Investigation, I became satisfied that the
demand of the caucus Is In conflict with my
sense of Justice and antagonistic to my duty
as a Senator. Whether inconsistency may be
snown. I am content to let it stand: I will
bear cheerfully the censure nr mfttnrfr.
standing of my course. The rule does net
cnange the eternal truth or the obligation of
Senators to observe their oatha of nfnV
Rcnlvlnr. Ballev said that 0.ittnrnn rlt.l
himself an injustice by Intimating that
mere naa oeen a conspiracy tor the pur
nose Of accomnlishlnir hi discomfiture
lie attributed the fact that Culberson wac
equipped with a copy of the caucus pro
ceedings to his colleague's habit of being
always prepared for any emergency. For
the rest, he was willing to accept Pat
terson's explanation, for he believed tho
tocnaior to oc an nonest man, although
an emotional one, who, being in error.
persists in it.
Patterson said he did not care so much
for the position in which he was placed
as ror tne fact tnat he feared that the
issue would be clouded bv this inddent.
Tnat, lie said, mortified him.
Advised to Change Parlies.
Chemisettes and noreltv
neckwear in venisc lace,
linen and silk novelty em
Heal Bruges and Russian
lace capes, collars and re
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$1.35 to $2.00
Ladies' chemisettes and
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jabots, lace and silk effects,
85c to $1.50
50c to 75c
Tabs, turnovers, novelty
effects, etc, in white, black
Novelty neckpieces and
chemisettes in all the new
This great neckwear event worthily represents the Lipman-Wolfe style of doing business. When you come
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The true measure of a bargain is not what you pay, but what you get. These neckwear bargains are true bar-
gains of the first magnitude, for you will get splendid neckwear at a fraction of prevailing prices.
insrton. -Feb. 7. The Senate fTnmmlttee on
Territories todav favorahlv rennrted thn
bill prohibiting aliens from fishing in the
waters or AiasKa. Tills bill is aimed at
the Japanese who have lately operated
extenpivelv In Alaskan waters, to thn
detriment of American fishermen.
HErnURX IS MUCH BETTER.
"Will Have Operation for Appendicitis
IVlicn Health Permits.
ORBGOXIAX XWS BUREAU. "Wash
ington, Feb. ".Senator Heyburn is very
much better today. He suffers no pain.
and, unless a setback should occur, ex?
poets to go out in. a few days. He has
not, however, abandoned the idea of un
dergoing an operation- to have the aDoen-'
dix removed when his general health will
PHOTOGRAPHED US BRIDE
MISS ROOSEVELT "WILL GITE PIC
TURES TO FRIENDS.
Bailey then suggested to Patterson that
tnero was but one proper recourse left
to him and that was to chance nartic
and to this suggestion Patterson replied
that neither the sneers nor the innuendos
Of BailCV WOUld CaUSC lllm to swerve
from his intention of following his inten
tions rather than the behest of a nartv.
He had. he said, wanted only to lmnres
on the country the size of the danger
that lurks in caucus dictation and he
added that if ho had succeeded In ac
complishing that result, he would feel
satisfied. He had no reeret for xehut he
had done. Ho had no doubt that the
action of the caucus had been taken for
tne purpose of placlnr him before hi
own constituents as a bolter. ' and he
characterized the action as "the ghost of
antebellum days rising to drive Senators
from their nense of duty."
The reference to tho old times
Bailey and he declared with a perceptible
show of scorn that ho "would waive the
reference as unworthy of notice." "it
must." he added, "bo an anneal to the
Republican side to vote for Patterson's
resolution. Xo Southern Democrat would
hesitate to defy his party when It came
to a. conflict between naHv and con
science, but. having done so, he would
Know tnat nc must at home risk the con
sequences of putting his own Judgment
against that of two-thirds of his party."
Twenty Senators Not Party.
"The Senator makes a mistake in
posing twenty Senators tn be the rtm.
cratic party.""sald Patterson, and Bailey
replied that it Is more nearly so than
Patterson standing alone.
Patterson replied briefly. filVln- that
he was thoroughly satisfied that he was
correctly representing his constituents;
indeed, he declared that he would mis
represent and betray them If he should
take any other course than the mnK.
he had pursued. He was satisfied that all
ngnt-minded Democrats in Colorado
would sustain him.
The debate concluded at 4 n ,i
tho Senate went Into executive
The galleries were cleared of the throngs
that had packd them and the doors were
closed. Fifteen minutes later the Senate
Xo Foreign Fishermen la Alaska.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash- j
Examine Fort liawton Officers.
OREGOXIAN' NEWS BUREAU. "Wash
ington. Feb. 7. Tho following board has
been appointed to meet at Fort Lawton.
Wash., for the examination of officers
for promotion: Major Henry B. Moon.
Tenth Infantry; Captains Louis T. Hess
and Elbert E. Persons, assistant sup
geons; Captains James T. Dean. Maurice
Cralle. Tenth Infantry: First Lieutenant
William Taylor, Tenth Infantr recorder.
AGREE ON CUSTOMS DUTIES
Delegates at Algeciras AVI 1 1 Raise
Tariff In 3Iorocco.
ALGECIRAS. Feb. 7. The dnlecratea
to the Moroccan Conference Imlnv rile.
cusscii inc customa- (iiitiet nr Mnrnonn
and settled a number of details refer
ring to various articles, but- postponed
deciding the question of Increasing the
Kcncrai rate to i-'n per cent, aci va
lorem. Morocco's request to raukc to
bacco a state monopoly was approved.
inc conference aujournca until Sat
CONFERENCE MAY NOT AGREE.
Germany Fears Split on Morocco, but
BERLIN, Feb. 7. While government
circles maintain an outwardly hopeful
attitudo regarding the conference at
Algeciras, the Indications aro that
mucn concern is icit aoout the out
come. Kven a failure to rench nr
agreement on the police question is
regarded as probable. This Infcrcnco
is arawn irom inc tact mat tne in
spired press has begun discussing tho
probable results of a failure to reach
an agreement. Theso papers assert
that a failure would not Involve tho
danger of war, so far as Germany is
concerned, and they arguo that France
would never go to war on account of
Theso papers Interpret the warning
of the Havas Agency against "excess
ive optimism," as proving tho pacific
intentions of the French Government.
The result of a failure to reach an
agreement would be, according to Ger
man inspired utterances, that Moroc
can affairs would continue to bo regu
lated under the arrangement of 1SS0.
More critical observers point out that
the controversy of 1S90 originated de
spite that arrangement, and that tho
conference, being due to German In
itiative Its fnlltire -R-nuld Involve aerl.
xjus damage to German prestige.
ine Hamburger isacnncnten says a
failure of the conference would inten
sify the friction between flermnnv and
France and compromise Germany's po
France Will Not Give In.
PARIS. Feb. 7. The tone of tlie Oer-
man comments relative to the question
of tho control of the police of Morocco
Is aro us Inc- considerable attention in
ministerial circles, where It is remarked
nat tne suggestion that the Sultan bo
permitted to organize the police under
the control of the nower f dnnmt frn
failure. France will not relax her de
termination to retain paramount In-'
Ilucnce in Morocco. THnlnmnts hern
regard tho discussion an belne- f nt lie-
unless Germany's proposals aro made
i'rancc is satisfied to await this, re
serving arguments Jn,favor of her view
until a tangible proposal calls forth
Many Dtaapnolated Who Expected la
vltntioaa to "Wedding Splendid
Ulfta From France aad Cuba.
CHICAGO. Feb. 7. A dispatch to the
Record-Herald from Washington says:
MJss Alice Roosevelt spent another
busy day shopping yesterday. She"had
a fitting of .her wedding gown, and It
is unaersiood tnat the entire outfit will
oe renay oy tne end of this week.
Miss Roosevelt has heen imnnrtnned
for photographs In her bridal finery.
ana sno has partially promised several
xnenus tnat she will consent to this or
It was stated at the White House
that all details about the trousseau of
tno president's daughter will bo made
public beforo the wedding. This will
inciuac a full description of the ma
terial, which was socclallv desltmed
A list of tho most important weddlns
guts win also bo made public The
presents are catalogued as thev arrive
and then sent to the attic Tho most
valuable of plate and Jewelry will be
transferred to a bank vault.
In the dlnlomatic comt there k in
aggrieved feeling because only the
noaus or cmoassteK and legations and
acting Charge d'Aff aires have been
asked to tho wcddinir. Even the
daughters of the British and Russian
Amuassaaors, jiiss Josephine Durand
and tho Baroness Elizabeth Rosen.
havo not been Included, although the
giris are on xricndiy terms with the
In society as well as amonrr the rel
atives of tho family the "President
Mrs. Roosevelt have observed the rule
of asking only two out of each family.
Only those girls who are the intimates
of tho bride aro to be nresent In the
blue room. The ceremony will occur at
a temporary altar erected between tho
Biwn wjhuuwb wnicn race tne east.
FRENCH GIFT IS RECEIVED.
Splendid Piece of Gobelin Tapestry
for Miss Roosevelt.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 7. Miss Alice
Roosevolt yesterday received the wed
ding present which the French
ment had intended for her. The rl ft con
sists of a beautiful Gobelin tapestry, rep
resenting -justice." and was offered to
SIlss Roosevelt by M. Jusserand. the
French. Ambassador In this city.
It Is understood that President Roose
velt had informed several European pow
ers that It would not be asreeablu If thev
sent especially expensive gifts and ac
cordingly most European governments are
cxpectca to sena small girts, merely to
express their good will and wishes to the
daughter of America's tlrst citizen, hut
tho French government had already given
orders for tho manufacture of this raro
piece of tapestry. The piece, though not
very larce. Is invaluable, a that no re
ticular kind of Gobelin Is solely mado for
tno Jrrcncn government on special
Collar of Pearls Cuba's Gift.
HAVANA. Feb. 7. Dr. Kerra. the Cu
ban Minister to Paris, reports that he has
purchased a collar of pears as Cuba's
wcaoing girt ror Miss Alice Roosevelt,
and that the gift will be forwarded to
Mr. Quesada. Cuban Minister at Wash
WILL DEDICATE MEMORIAL
American Officials Will Join Cu
bans at El Cancy Battlefield.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 7. The Armv
transport Sumner will sail from New York
tomorrow mornlntr at 10 o'eloelc. earrvlnir
a party of distinguished offlcers of the
United States Army and Navy to partici
pate in the exercises attending the dedica
tion of the battle monument at F3 r?anev
The Programme In 9.mtIaro Includes an
official banquet by the Cuban government
to the American officials on February H.
followed by a ball at the Union rintv in
Sfantta-gQ. On February IS the BattUfleld
Commission probably will go to Daiquiri
to assist In the dedication of the monu
ment erected there by the Spanish-American
Iron Company, and the officers will
entertain the Cuban officials February 15.
The return trip of the Sumner will, in all
probability, cover the route westward
along tho south coast of Cuba followed by
Admiral Clark In his 40-mile chase of tho
Cristobal Colon on July 3, 1SSS.
At the formal e-rerclea nn thn hattle-
Held Colonel Webb C Haws, chairman
of the Battlefield Commission, will present
-uieutcnant-ueneral Chaffee, the president
of the Society of the Army of Santiago de
Cuba. There will be an address hv t.Ipii.
tenant-General Young, who attends as the
special representative of the President of
the United States.
Addresses will also be made by General
Anaraae, representing President Palma;
Brigadier-General A. L. Mills, represenU
"is tne i?iitn Army corps in the Santiago
campaign; uenerai uarcia velez, repre
senting the liberating army of Cuba;
Rear-Admiral Hleirl nsnn rpnrpon(1no t)m
American fleet In the naval battle, and
Colonel C. A. Sharpe, secretary of the So-
vjcij- ut inc Army oc Santiago de Cuba.
Roosevelt Sees Clark's Pictures.
WASHINGTON. -Feb. 7. President
Roosevelt, accompanied by Senator Clark,
of Montana, visited the Corcoran Art Gal
lery today to obtain a view of the Mon
tana Senator's collection of paintings. Mr.
Clark made the collection for the adorn
inent of his mansion in New York. As
that Is not ready for occupancy, he has
lent the collection to the Corcoran Art
Gallery. The collection consists of about
60 paintings, and contains works of the
greatest of the world's masters.
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