MRS. MCn NLEY CANNOT LIVE End Expected in a Day or Two. STROKE OF APOPLEXY Mad Been ill Ail Winter and Was an Easy Victim for the Disease. IS2IN SEMI-COMATOSE STATE rhyddana Entertain No Hop Of Her Recovery Attendantt Report Hr Condition Somewturt Improved This ' Morning Bixey Hutrftng To Bedside. CANTO!, Ohio, May 23-After con dilation thl afternoon between Dr. 1'otlman, family physician of !r. Me Kinley and Dr. Eymn, nperintndnt f th MHlon Stat Hospital and hyldaa of wld repute, a statement rf lued tonight saying there It no Indication that Mr. MrKlnley mi long urvlv the stroke Of apoptevy from which b la differing. The doctor ear, fcowever .that they think that dissolu lion will not eoro for a day or two. Mr. MoKlnley h been 111 nearly all winter, having awffered from the grippe owe month ago and later from n at Inek of bronchitis, rhyiiciaii y that In her weakened condition the I asy victim for the dleae with which the wa ttrlrken toilay. Dr. Portmsn fter hi visit to the McKlntey born at 11 o'clock tonight announced that he found a change for better In Mr. Mo Klnley't condition. Sh wa then In emlcomato tt. When pokn to, t he opened her eye (lightly. Dr. Port man ld however that her condition vat not uoh a to lead him to expect any great Improvement, neither did he think the fatal turn eould b expected Immediately. So confident wa h on tlii point that he did not expect to re 's, itinin at the MoKlnley house during the nlght or to make any more call unle nit for. He regarded Iter condition a aaCUfactory could be expected, at , thesame time he could only predict a aurvlval for few dy at the, moat, CANTON, ; May 2i.-Attendant at . the bedside" of Mr. McKlnloy at 1:30 thl morning thought her condition aomewbat Improved, By special arrangement Surgeon-General Rlxey will reach here early thU morning. . , PENNSYLVANIA EXTENSION. Will Comtruct Longest And Heaviest , , .Steel Bridge In World. , ,. NEW YORK, May 23.-Anothor (tcp In the progrss ot Oie Pennsylvania taken thl week when plan for the Eat River bridge, of the. Now York Connecting Railroad were submitted to the municipal Art Commission for lt PprOV8l. ThU bridge will form part of a steel Viaduct more than three mile long, connecting the New York, Now Haven & Hertford Railway ytem In the Bron with the Long Island and the Pennsylvania. ; - It will be the longest and heaviest iteel bridge In the world. Eighty thousand ton of steel will, be used In Its construction. It will carry four railroad tracked, mbeddod In (ton ballast, so as to render the structure noiseless. . When It Is completed New York will enjoy for the first time a through , route between New England and the south and west, . The plans for the bridge oven the waters f IIoll gate show a steel span of iwo"7eet beFwtett bidmsiis. Tl abutment are used to devlde the bridge proper from th tl viaducts that form the approach to It. Two tow. era will rise to a height of 200 fet and will contain rooms needed for railroad operation. Tht trick themselves will be 140 feet above the water, BROWNSVILLE INVESTIOATION. Forker Exsmlnstion of Wltntti Caus ed Laughable Incident. WASHINGTON, May 23.-Ma.ror Frederick J. Combe, Brownsville, as the only wIlMa before the Senate Military Committee which Is investigating the Brownsville affair. When the direct examination had been eonrludrd he was handed over to Sena tor Fraker. The Senator wss parthu larly Interested In the report that the eitlxvn of Brownvlll had raised flO, (XJO a a reward for Information load ing to the perpetrator of ths shooting. "There Is no truth In the report," said tht Mayor. "It wa Urtd by an Ohio man." Foraker joined In tit laugh which greeted that remark, and asked th nam of the man. "I think It wss Longworth, Senator," replied th witness. "Ills flmt nam doe not hitppn to I Nicholas, doe It," Inquired oFraker. "I don't remember," replied the Mayor. !;' ' "Well, of course, you don't mean the President' ' on-ln lawt" asked the Senator. , Tlx Mayor hastened to assure the committe that It wa not th Ohio congressman, ami after much laughter, th con venation wa expuged from the record. A FOUL Young Girl Assaulted and Killed With Knife. POLICE FIND TWO CLUES Fifteen-Year-Old Girl Shockingly As saulted and Mnrdered at Elnjhurst Person Said to Bar Seen Mas of Foreign Appearance Near Seen. NEW YORK, May 23.-Alfter a whole night' work the police today are as far from a definite clue as they were able to get, of th murder of Amelia Char lotte Stafllcld, the 15 year old girl who was shockingly assaulted and killed with a knife, at Elmburt, in Queens borough. Inspector Flood has person al charge of the case and he admit his detective stuff has nothing to show fon tlieir efforts. Every detail of the crime ha been carefully gone over, he explained, and no love affairs of the girl, which might possibly hav led to the crime, have come to light. Information gained from an employ something tangible. This carpenter toM the police that he paid oft twonty men yesterday, who had worked near Elm burnt for two months past. Several of the men had been drinking and at noon they started for Manhattan. One is said ,to have taken a short cut across the ok Ifarm through the field in which Miss Sofueld' corpse was found. .Several of Inspector Flood's detectives think the crime was committed by an Insane man, owing to the many revolt ing phases. s , Joseph Englo, the farm band who saw a man running across the farm shortly before he found the girl's mutilated corpse, say that the man's eyes wore a erased look which startled him. He thinks that the man was a foreigner. Adam Hummel, who was working with Engle also believe that from hi cur sory sight of the stranger that he was a foreigner. Engol and Hummel were I able to give a fairly good description of tne man tney saw. GENERAL WRIGHT'S RESIGNATION. TOKIO, May 23 (Afternoon). The resignation of General Luke Wright, the American ambassador ' to Japan, Is widely discussed and the Asalii will to morrow refer editorially to publio feel ing In the matter, expressing deep re gret at bis short tenure In office. . ' CALHOUN IN FIST FIODT Struck Man Who Said He Lied TROY HIS ANTAGONIST Calhoun Verbally Attacked at Meeting Joff Committee of Board of Supervisors. POLICE RESTORED ORDER Calhoun Referred To At That Hoodlum President During Th Melee Troy Accused Supervisor Boston, of Ac cepting Bribe Money From Calhoun, KAN FRANCISCO, May 23. At a meeting thl afternoon of the public utllltle committee of the board of supervisor, called to oonider the reso lution declaring forfeited the franchises of the United Railroads, Pre. idea t Cal houn of that corporation wa virtually called a lr by E. P. K. Troy, th mu nicipal owner-hip advocate. Calhoun' reply wa a blow that caught hi an tagonist in the face and nearly knocked him from his fert. Supervisor Boxton sprang from the chairman's seat and ordered Troy from th room. Troy's reply was to fling into Boxton' teeth that he had taken bribe money irom Cal houn. Boxton ran toward Troy--but other intervened and held tb.it Super visor and Troy wa forced to take a eest outside the rail. " A resolution wis drawn at the in stance of the Sn Framssco Labors Council, and today' meeting of the utilities committee was to give both side an opportunity to present their side of the cae. Troy asked for and was granted the floor and launched into savage attack on the United Railroads. In the course of his remarks Troy said that Calhoun in a Tlilladelphia speech three day after the Are, bad declared that the disaster would benefit instead of Injure his corporation financially and that Calhoun had further declared that the earthquake had destroyed the as phalt pavement containing the com pany's cable slots. ' ' "That statement," said Troy, "I ab solutely false." ,: Cahoun who had been sitting at one of the deks, regarding Troy intently, arose and passed up. to his accuser in the center of the floor. ; ' "I will not, sir, allow any man to Mnk of my statements a false," he said. "I stand by what I said," Troy re torted. Calhoun deliberately raised hi right arm and dealt Troy a stinging blow In the face. Troy reeled back several steps but made no attempt to return the blow. Immediately the room was In a tur moil. As Calhoun quietly resumed bis seat, Boxton jumped to his feet and cried out to Troy.' "You come in here to get the privi lege of the floor to present arguments, then you use tht privilege to Indulge in a personal sttack. Let me tell you, we don't allow men to be called liars In our presence.' "I did not call that hoodlum presi dent of that corporation a liar," restort ed Troy. "You did," shouted Boxton, "Now you shut up you get out " Til not shut up j 'I'll not get out," cried Troy. "Then by I'll put you out," said Boxton and started on a run for Troy. Supervisors Gallagher and Tveitmoe Intervened. They blocked the chair man' progress while the other mem bers of the committee tried to push Troy Into hi seat. itruggllng to get free, Troy thrust up hi arm and shouted sneeringly to ftoxtom "Yes, I've no doubt you will stand by the matt whoe money you took." "You say that to met" demanded Box ton, "Oh, you j now 1 will put you out.' He started again across the floor, his 'ace set and eyes (lathing. A cordon was quii-kly former about Troy and be wa forced into a seat. Boxton was then induced to desist. Word of trouble pread downntaim to police headquarter and Captain Con boy and a patrolman hurried up to guard the peace. Troy wan requltvd to take a seat out side the rail.' He made no further ef fort to address the meeting. No action wa taken on the resolution which will prolmbly lie brought up tomorrow. MASBIAGE AND DIVOSCE. Presbyterian Assembly Adotped Resolu tion Hoping For Reforms., COLUMBUS, Miy L-The Presby terian General Assembly today adopted the report of the scial committee on marriage and divorce and adopted reso lution rejoicing in the favorable results already obtained and expressed hope of a more radical reform, reaffirming the deliverance of former assemblies re garding msrriaga and divorces and en joining the presbyterle to "Enforce the standard of the church, to account fop all ministers ' under their care and to urge that all minister refrain from giv ing the sanction of our church to mem ber of another church whoe marriage I violation of the law of the church whose communion . they have chosen.' EDDY HEARING ON Suit in Equity Opened, in Mer rimack County Court TO OUST "NEXT FRIENDS' Judjs Chamberlin Refused To Consider Mrs. Eddy's Competency and Confined Proceeding Strictly To Question of Intervention By Trustees. CONCORD, May 23.-The first legal battle to be fought over the person o? Mrs. Mary Baker 0. Eddy, leader of the Christian Science denomination in con nection with the suit In equity seek ing an accounting of her property was opened In Merrimac county superior court here today. Today' heirlng wa upon a motion of the trustees recently nominated in Mrs. Baker's recent trust deed that they be substituted for "Next Friend" in the suit against Calyln A. Frye, Mrs. Eddy's secretary and others. Nearly all the defendants were In court when the hearing opened, although Frye did not appear. , Among the prominent spectators was Judge Ewing of Chicago, one of the most prominent member of the Christian Science organization. General Frank S. Streeter of counsel for the defendant occupied the floor throughout today's proceedings. His argument was devoted principally to a contention that in order to prevent the trustees being substituted for "Next Friends" as plaintiffs in the original suit, "Next Friends" must prove Mrs. Eddy's Incompetency to execute the trust deeds giving her trustees power to act for her. Streeter claimed it was the legal right of the trustees to prose cute the suit 'against the defendants. He asserted that' if the deed was valid not only had all Mrs. Eddy' property been transferred but the right to prose cute suits had also passed to the trus tees, and they asked to be allowed to carry it on.' If Mr. Eddy's incompe tency to acknowledge the deed wa re garded as material then the question of competency must be decided first. Judge Charmertatn announced at the outset of the hearing that the proceed ings should be confined" strictly to the question of intervention by the trustees. He said he would not consider Mrs. Eddy's competency at. this time. The hearing will be resumes tomorrow. SIDESTEP J Citizens Pick Up the Art Quickly. BOISE TRIAL RESUMED Rediscussion of Facts Establish edand Disputed is Disquali fying Many Citizens. THIRD OF NEW VENIRE USED Prediction Made That the New Venire of Sixty Wilt Not Complete Jury Defense Accused State ot Improper Questioning Which Started Row. BOISE, May 23. The net result of tbiu, the tenth day of the Haywood trial, was a partial weeding out ot the! talcmen of the second special venire entitled to statutory exemption and the partial qualification, of one juror. The examination of the new venire has not proceeded very far, but it shows a re creation of interest in the Stennenberg murder and the re-diecueion of the facta established and disputed is, by natural process, disqualifying many citizens for jury service in the cafe and indicates that the publicity given to the examination of talesmen ha widely in creased the popular knowledge as to the mean of artistically avoiding jury duty in the cae. Sixty men of the second special venire presented themselves when Judge Wood sscended the bench this afternoon and when it was announced the court would hear the excuses, 23 of the 60 marched forward. Judge Wood said be would accept only those excuses which clearly came within the statute and 'ten he made good hit announcement the band of petitioners melted away very quickly. Five petition weee flat ly denied, nine temporarily denied, six nare granted and the other three peti tioners did not bother to present their petitions, ; Then began the attempt to fill seat nine, made vacant by the release of Juror Cole on account of illness.- The first five talesmen had opinions that would require evidence to change, one said his opinion would last regardless of evidence, and they all went down on the challenges of the state. Early in the examination, Clarence Barrow for the defense asserted that James H. Hawley. for the state, was seeking to lead tales men up to qualification by improper questioning. Judge Wood overruled his objection but he continued to address the court. Ha wley bristled and ifor a few minutes there wss promise o? a scrimmage. The court checked the in cipient row and the examination went on. Next, the clerk successively drew the names of the four talesmen whose petitions for excuse had been temporar ily denied, in order to give time for them to get a physician's certificates as to the illnes sof themselves or their wives, and it was agreed that they should all be passed until the court finally decides on their application. The tenth and last talesman called- was Heny Custis, a farmer, and he gave every indication of qualifying. Senator Borah led him over the long examina tion, that showed him free from opinion or bias and to be quite open minded. Just as the state, passed him fon cause and he went into the hands ot the de fense Ifor examination, the trial ad journed until tomorrow. What amounts to roughtly one-third of the new venire was exhausted this afternoon and some of the men who watch the trial believe this venire will not fill the one certain and ten prospec' five vacancies In the jury. 1Y DUTY KATURALIST SCORES PRESIDENT. Answer Criticism of President' Msj-t zin Article On Animals. SfEW YORK, May 23,-In response to criticisms by President Roosevelt that he had only superficial knowledge of the animals which be wrote, the Rev. Dr. William 3. Long, a well knows author of Stamford, Conn., 'I quoted today a having declared that the presi dent I a "killer of animal and not a naturalist. Mr. Long defend himself against the specific charge of falsity to nature made by the President and doe not spare biting term in criticizing Mr. Roosevelt - j i President Roosevelt in aa article in a June magazine wa quotenaTgli9sl, attack npon writers of animal tor!e who put forth a fact what are no more that interesting fiction, with an imals as principal. W. 3, Long It perbap th worst of these nature writing offenders, the President say. "They are bi toiie I am told that hare been put in part, into many of the public schools of the country in order that from them the children may get truths of wild animal life." Rev.. Dr. Long is a retired congrega tional cleryman, a graduate of Har vard, Heidelberg and AndoTer, and the author of "Wood Folk," "Beast of the r icui, - ana omer mnuiar works. McXAY HOT GUILTY. VICTORIA, B, C., May 23.-DonaId McKay, accused ttf murdering William Tyrrell, an aged negro. In thi city a month ago, wa found not guilty in the atsize court after the jury fcsd been locked up until aftermidnight. FIVE Mi KILLED Ammonia Pipe . Exploded I in Armours Packing Plants TWENTY OVERCOME BY FUMES High Pressure Pipe Exploded in Beef- Killing Department Fumes Penetrat ed Entire Building Rescue Party Were Forced To Seek Fresh Air. CHICAGO, May 23. Five workmen were killed and several other seriously injured when an ammonia pipe explod ed in the beef-killing department of Armour & Company's plant at the stock yards.' The building was full of work men at the time and the deadly fume escaping under high pressure penetrated through every department of the build ing in such a short time that 20 of the men were overcome beifore they could make their escape to fresh air. It was necessary to take all but five to the hospital An ineffectual attempt at a search for the dead in the building was made by employes wearing safety masks,- but they were driven back by the fumes, and H was not until six hours after the explosion that the first body was recovered, burned beyond recognition. , A few minutes later four other bodies were found burned in a horrible manner. The search is still go ing on as the men are not all accounted for. All the dead and injured were foreigners. ANARCHISTS PLOT. Planned to Blow np Entire Palace in One Explosion. ST. PETERSBURG, May 23.-The Novoe Vremya says la reference to Prime Minister Stolypin's account of the plot against the Czar that conspira tor succeeded during the winter In en tering tbe Imperial service at the palace. Letter found on them showed that they were connected with American an archists, and that the Russian 'deserters are now in America. It was their oV ject to make one tremendous explosion involving all the parts Of the palace. t? Morning Astorian, 60 cent Per month, delivered by carrier.