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WICHITA, KANSAS: SUNDAY 3IOBNXNT6-. MAY 29, 1904.
Illness Had Been Persistent
for a Year.
TROUBLE WITH STOMACH
; Funeral Will Be Held Next
! Tuesday Afternoon.
WAS SEVENTY YEARS OLD
Brief Biography as Given in
the Blue Book.
Beaver, Pa., May 2S. Colonel Matthew
Stanley Quay, senior senator from Penn
sylvania, died peacefully at 2:4S o'clock
this afternoon, after an illness which
had been more or less persistent for the
List year, which took a turn for the
worse ten days ago, and which the doc
tors diagnosed as chronic gastritis.
The funeral will be at 2 o'clock on
the afternoon of Tuesday, May 31, and
the remains will he interred in the family
burial plot in Beaver cemetery.
Senator Quay's illness was a recur
rence of the trouble fthat beset him dur
ing the latter part 6f 1000 and the early
days of January, 1901, when he was un
dergoing the strain of a desperate light
for re-election to the senate.
Senator Quay, in health, was a great
eater and his troubles of later years
dated from overdraught on his vital sys
tem, duo to heavy mating, smoking and
the great nervous strain which he under
went. A LONG OUTING.
Last summer, after the political sun
had-Tleared up in the state". Quay decided
upon a long outing. .ecompanie i oy
twotfriends he went into the heart of the
grmic Maine wilderness, traveling miles
as living in the open. At that ti-ne lie
C3?plained of weakness and .;or.'rjied
las of strength.
He began to lose flesh at first gradual
ly, but later pound by pound. H'-S stom
ach refused to assimilate the food it
got. and, nutrition failing, weakness fol
lowed. On his return from the woods.
Quay was bronzed as a veteran un.l look
ed sturdy enough to live years. H cel
ebrated his seventieth birthday it Beaver
last fall, and at the time seemeJ in ex
cellent health. The loss of weight, how
ever, distressed him. Day in and day
but. he went to a scale to see what Ills
weight was. He dropped so persistently
lhat the alarm which pervaded his own
xnlnd spread to friends and family. The
result was that he forsook his duties in
the United States senate and betook him
self to Florida, hoping that the mild
weather there would bring relief, but
Florida failed to restore vitality.
The senator went back to "Washington,
and soon after was taken to Philadelphia,
where he was placed under treatment of
two eminent specialists of that city. They
ordered him to Atlantic City, hoping the
sea air would aid in the recovery, but
the loss continued gradually.
Finding that Atlantic City did nothing
toward reviving the distinguished patient,
his physicians advised him to return to
Senator Quay constantly expected death
and told his friends so. The last calL he
made to the White House he told Presi
dent Roosevelt he never expected to re
cover and would hardly see him again.
To Attorney General Knox he gave the
TO ESCAPE VISITORS.
In order to escape the worries of official
life and be entirely secure against in
trusion. Senator Quay decided to come to
Pennsylvania. In going to Morganza,
where his brother, Jerome Quay, was
superintendent of the "Western Pennsyl
vania Reform school, he thought that in
that place he could bo visited by none
but liis physicians and the family. His
condition after arriving there was such
as.to give no hone to the family, although
he appeared brighter some days. The
doctors, lighting stubbornly, hoped
against hope. It was realized that the
only chance of recovery Senator Quay
had was to restore some life and activity
to the stomach, which absolutely refused
to perform its functions. Senator Quay,
himself, told them all that it was useless,
that he had run his course and was grad
ually slipping away. Ten days ago he
began the arrangement of his personal
affairs, looking toward the end.
The last papers were not signed until
yesterday morning (Friday), but the ar
rangements were all made. In the mean
time no relief came and the sapping of
vitality continued. The only food he could
take was a milk preparation.
Sunday last his condition -became so
alarming that the family decided to re
move him to Beaver. It was hoped that
the old home and the old friends would
revive him, but It did not. Those who
were permitted to see him were shocked.
Instead of the little short, stolid figure
of yore, there was an emaciated, sunken
Quay, weak as a child, unable to walk,
peevish but brave. For a day or two
there was improvement, and hope again
pervaded the stricken family; but it wss
Quay showed all the stoicism of an In
dian in his last illness. He held out f no
kope of recovery, and refused to believe
It was possible. Coolly and firmly he
took leave of his dearest things. Thurs
day last he asked to be taken to his fa
mous library, remarking to his attend
ants "I want to see my books once more
"before I die."
Through it all his mental energies never
flagged. lie joked grimly at times, and
was cheerful in his raomments.
The relapse which alarmed the family
on Sunday last at Morganza recurred
again on Thursday night, and the alcrtn.
was so serious that the Pittsburg special
ists were called in at midnight.
On Friday he rallied again and was
able to converse with former Senator J.
Donald Cameron for a time. Senator
Quay had sent for Cameron, but never
told anybody what he wanted. The amc
night, the absent members of the family
were summoned and every preparation
for the end made. Last night again his
condition continued worse, and the end
gradually came, stupor, fever, high pulse
and weakened respiration marking the
approach of death.
The pall-bearers selected are as follows:
Senator Penrose, Former Attorney Gen
eral John P. Elkin; William Montgom
ery, cashier Allegheny National bank,,. Al
legheny, Pa.; Col. Samuel Moody, general
passenger agent of the Pennsylvania
lines; v. S. Marshal S. P. Stone, of
Beaver; State Bank Examiner J. R. Hur
rali; Thomas S. Begelow, leader of the
Citizens party in Allegheny county, and
George T. Oliver, chief owner of the
Pittsburg Gazette and Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph.
Matthew Stanley Quay, Republican, of
Beaver, was born in Dillsburg county,
Pennsylvania, September 20, 1893; was
prepared for college at Beaver and In
diana academies; was graduated from
Jefferson college in 1850; was admitted
to the bar in 1S54; was elected prothon
otary of. Beaver county in 1856 and re
elected in 1S69; was a lieutenant in the
Tenth Pennsylvania reserves: was colonel
of the One Hundred and Thirty-fourtS
Pennsylvania volunteers; was lieutenant
colonel and assistant commissary gen
eral; was tate military agent at Wash
ington; was private secretary to the
governor of Pennsylvania; was major and
chief of transportation and telegraphs;
was military secretary to the governor
of Pennsylvania (1S61-1S65); was a mem
ber of the legislature 1S65-1S67; was sec-.
retary of the commonwealth 1S72-1S78;
was recorder of the city of Philadelphia
and chairman of the Republican state
committee 1S7S-1S73 and 1902V1903; was sec
retary of the commonwealth 1879-1ES2; was
delegate at large to the Republican na
tional convention of 1S72-1S76 and 1SS0; was
elected state treasurer in 1SS5; was elected
a member of the Republican national
committee and chosen chairman thereof
and ex-ofiicio chairman of the executive
committee when the committee organ
ized in 18SS, and conducted the success
ful presidential campaign of that year;
was a delegate to the Republican im
tional convention of 1900; was elected a
member of the Republican national com
mittee of 1900; was elected to the United
States senate as a Republican to succeed
John I. Mitchell and took his seat on
March 4, 1S87; was re-elected in 1S93;
in 1S99 was defeated for re-election by a
deadlock existing throughout the session
of the legislature; was appointed United
States senator by the governor of Penn
sylvania to fill the vacancy caused by
the failure of the legislature to elect,
but the appointment was not recognized
by the senate; on the day of his rejection
by the senate was nominated to succeed
himself by the Republican state conven
tion of Pennsylvania and was re-elected
United States senator January 15, 1901.
receiving the vote of 26 Republicans in
the senate and that of 103 Republicans
and 1 Democrat in the house (a major
ity of each body), making a total of
130 votes to 118 votes, of which last 56
votes were cast for James M. Guffey.
Democrat, ?i for John Dalzell, and 2S
scattering; took his seat January 17, 1901.
WHAT PENROSE SAYS.
Beaver, Fa., May 2$. Senator Penrose
was asked this-afternoon what effect the
death of Senator Quay would have on
politics. He said:
"I do not want to discuss It under the
conditions. Undoubtedly there will be
sweeping changes, but I cannot name
Senator Penrose raced across the state
froin Philadelphia last night to see the
senator before he died. He reached here
at 10 o'clock this morning, before the
end had come.
William Montgomery, cashier of the Al
legheny National bank, of Pittsburg, and
n close business and social friend of the
senator, tonight estimated that Senator
Quay's estate was worth about SSOO.OOO.
of which 5100,000 is absolutely secured to
It is reported that conferences are to
be held in Philadelphia Sunday, at which
a successor to Senator Quay may be de
cided on and Governor Pcnnypacker ask
ed to call a special session of the legisla
ture. Among those mentioned as possible suc
cessor to Senator Quay is II. C. Frick.
with whom J. Donald Cameron spent the
night after leaving Quay, and there Is
a very strong feeling in certain quar
ters that J. Donald Cameron will succeed
Senator Quay and harmonize all the state
Harrisburg, Pa.. May 2S. Governor
Pcnnypacker tonight issued a proclama
tion announcing the death of Senator
Quay, reciting his services to the state
and nation, and ordering 1 that the flags
on the public buildings be displayed at
half-mast and that the several depart
ments of the state government be closed
on the day of his funeral.
Washington. May 2S. Promptly on
learning of the death the president wired
to Mrs. Quay:
"Accept my profound cympathy. otTlcial
and personal. Throughout my term as
president, Senator Quay has been my
staunch and loyal friend, I had hoped to
tho last that he would, by his sheer cour
age, pull through his illness.
"Again, accept my sympathy.
STRIKE BREAKERS ATTACKED.
One of the Men Is Killed by a Blow
on the Head.
New York. May 2S. Two New Haven
road strike breakers employed here on
a North river pier were attacked by five
men in Jersey City tonight while on
their way home, and one of them Dom
inic Sokoposki, 2S years old. was killed.
His companion. Peter Hoemisk. was
beaten, but not seriously injured. So
koposki was struck on the head with
an Iron bar and his skull fractured.
Passengers on a passing trolley car
jumped off. reeseuinjr Hoemizk. and fol
lowed the attacking party, causing the
arrest of Edward Griffin, a dock laborer,
who has been identified as the man who
struck Sokoposki the fatal blow.
ALL FOR BRYAN.
Nebraska Counties Select Him to
Head the Delegation.
Lincoln. Neb., May 2$. Democratic
county conventions were held today in
nearly a fourth of the counties of the
state, and with scarcely an exception
they declared for W. J. Brynn for dele
gate at large to St. Louis and Indorsed
his position. Action taken by previous
county conventions shows that Mr.
Bryan can control Wednesday's state con
vention practically without opposition.
Panama, May 2S. The project for the
establishment of the Panama coinage on
a gold basis was defeated in the legis
lature today after a heated dlscusaioa.
Japanese Move South Toward
MEET NO RESISTANCE
Authorities Look for Port
Arthur to Fall Soon.
TACTICS ARE MASTERFUL
Japs Mask Their Real Purpose
by Much Shifting.
Tokio, May 29 (Noon). The
Japanese casualties at Nanshan
' are now estimated at 3,500. The
number of Russian guns captured
Che Foo, May 29 (9:30 a. m.).
A Pit3ewo correspondent writes
that the Chinese are assisting the
Japanese in every way and that
the Hunhutzes and other bandits
are regularly enlisted in the Jap-
Paris, May 20. The Tokio correspond
ent of the Matin says that the second
line of defense on the Liao Tung penin
sula has been occupied by the Japanese
without resistance. The authorities ex
pect, the correspondent adds, that Port
Arthur will fall during the second fct
night in June.
St. Petersburg, May 20. The news con
tained in the dispatch to the emperor
from General Kuropatkin, under date of
May 27, is all that was officially given
out tonight. While the dispatch was
brief and bald, it is considered extreme
The fact that the Japanese commenced
to advance along the main Liao Yang
road immediately they had forced tho
neck of the Liao Tung peninsula and
cut off Major General Pock from any co
operation with the Russians in the north
shows a thorough understanding be
tween the Japanese commanders.
The authorities here believe the ad
vance from Feng Waaig Cheng has only
been suspended pending the elimination
of Fock's force, and they expect that
the advance upon Liao Yang will now
be pushed on in eaest. It is evident
that the continual shifting of and skir
mishing by the advanced posts of the
Japanese around Feng Wang Cheng have
been merely successful in mucking the
real force, consisting of the thrd army,
which is moving north from Takushan.
It is expected that this force will bo
hurled upon Liao Yang, while tho south
cm Japanese force is busy before Pott
The fact that there is almost a com
plete suspension of press messages from
Russian correspondents at the front is
taken to mean that at present important
movements are pending.
FIERCE AND BLOODY.
Tokio, May 2S 1:30 p. m. The Japanese
assault on Nanshan Hill was the liercest
and bloodiest affair in modern warfare.
In the earlier rushes of the engagement
every man participating was shot down
before he reached the first line of Rus
sian trenches. It was found necessary to
stop these infantry charges and renew
the artillery fire from the rear before the
final and successful assault on the Rus
sian position could be made. Tho suc
cess of this assault was brought about
by one detachment of Japanese troops,
more intrepid than their comrades, who
succeeded in piercing the Russian line.
A splendid stroke of fortune was tha
discovery and destruction by the Japa
nese of the electric wires leading to the
mines at the eastern foot of Nanshan
Hill. This prevented the Russians from
exploding these mines when the Japa
nese Infantry crossed tho ground where
they had been placed. It is possible that
the fortune of the day hinged upon these
mines. If the Russians had been able
to explode them at the right time the
losses among the Japanese troops would
have Toeen tremendous, and it is possible
also that the Russians would have been
able to hold the Hill. Nanshan was splen
didly defended. Nearly fifty guns of vari
ous sizes were mounted on the various
emplacements and there were also two
batteries of quick-firing field pieces. The
artillery was sheltered behind the loop
hole trenches on the terraces of the hill.
The infantry manning the field pieces ran
with them around the hill, thus using
these guns for'the protection of tho most
important point. The Japanese began
the fight by bringing all their field guns
into action and concentrating their fire
on the emplacements on the hill. 3y 11
o'clock in the morning the principal Rus
sian batteries had been silenced. The
Russian field batteries then withdrew to
Nan Quan Ling Hill and from there con
tinued to fire on the Japanese until night
fall. After the Russian batteries had
been silenced the Japanese artillery open
ed on the enemy's trenches, the Japa
nese infantry advancing, meanwhile, to
within 400 metres of the Russian lines,
where they encountered wire and other
entanglements. They succeeded in dls
covrlng an opening in these obstacles
and getting finally to within 205 metres
of the Russian trenches, they rushed for
the line. Several successive charges were
made, but every officer and man in the
attacking parties was shot down ts) or
30 metres from the line. The charges
were then stopped and the Japanese ar
tillery renewed its preparatory, fire on
the enemy's position. Towards evening
a detachment of Japanese carried a sec
tion of the Russian trenches, breaking
through the enemy's line. Hundreds of
the comrades of these men. Inspired by
their success, sprang forward and then
the entire Japanese line swept up the
hill, driving the Russians from their po
sitions. It was in the desperate infantry
charges that the Japanese sustained the
bulk of their losses.
THE BALTIC FLEET.
St. Petersburg, May 2S. $:ZS p. m. Al
though work is be lag pushed sifht asd
Force Is Terrific and Its Manufac-
ture a Secret.
Washington, - May 28. Reports
received here from the far east
dwell at length upon the terrific
power of the Japanese Shimose
powder, the nature of which is an
absolute secret. It is. not used, to
propel the shot but for bursting
charges of the army and navy ex-
plosive shell. The result of the ex-
plosion has astounded the United
States army observers. The heavi-
est armor-piercing shell with its
small cavity is rem into thousands
of sharp fragments which are hurl-
ed through the air with such force
that they pass. through the sides
of an iron ship as would shells
from a machine gun. The Russian
warships Variag and Koriet were
found to be riddled deck and sides
by fragments of the shells. It is
not known that any other nation
possesses such a terrific .explosive.
day to prepare the Baltic fleet for ser
vice, it is feared now that It cannot be
ready to sail for the far east before Oc
tober. The delay is considered espe
cially unfortunate, in view of the situa
tion at Port Arthur, where the arrival of
the fleet before the fall of the fortress
wou prevent the raising of the siege.
It has been found necessary to put the
battleship Orel, which sank at Cronstadt,
owing to her sea valves being, left open,
and was subsequently floated, and on
which an explosion killing ten stokers
was alleged to have afterward occurred.
In dry dock, and possibly she may not
accompany the Baltic fleet to the far
east. There is no intention of purchas
ing any South American ships ofTered
by private firms. Neither has Russia
any intention of buying foreign mer
chantmen for transport purposes. Four
Hamburg-American liners were bought
by the mercnant marine department and
turned over to the navy tfo become part
of the volunteer fleet. (
Twenty transports will accompany the
Baltic fleet, carrying coal, ammunition
i.nd every kind of stores. There will be
also repair, water condensing and hospi
tal ships. Altogether sixty-two pennants
will go out under Vice Admiral Rojest
vensky. Admiral Birileff, the naval com
mander at Cronstadt, is becoming cele
brated for his remarkable orders of the
day. One issued this morning is as fol
follows: "I visited the schoolship Nevka and
did not find her captain or lieutenant.
Two midshipmen in charge of fifty ca
dets did not know how to turn out and
salute the admiral . They did not know
wherefore they were on board. God save
the Nevka on a cruise."
The Russians are so convinced of the
efficiency of their submarine boats that
many of the wealthiest and most influ
ential people have formed an associa
tion to promote the construction of ves
sels of that class as being "total defens
ive craft and such as are required by a
Pacific power like Russia."
Count Sheremeticff has contributed
SlOO.otf) and Midshipman .Soldatieko has
subscribed $2,0,X) toward the fund being
raised to blind submarine boats.
Two sailors who rescued Grand Duke
Cyril at the time of the sinking of . the
battleship Petropavlovsk have been made
Knights of SL George.
Imperial i per cents, instead of weak
ening on the news from Kin Chou, ac
tually advanced a quarter point on the
FORTUNE OF WAR.
St. Petersburg. May 2S. 6:06 p. m. Em
peror Nicholas received the news of the
fighting at Kin Chou and in its 'vicinity
at the palace of Tsarskoc-Selo. He at
once sent for AVar Minister Sakharoff,
with whom his majesty and the mem
bers of his military cabinet went over tho
dispatches. The emperor received the re
port that the Russians were compelled
to retire before the heavy artillery fire
of the enemy's batteries in front and of
his warships on their flank with com
posure as being the fortune of war, but
he was considerably agitated by the lat
est reports that General Fock had not
Continued on Second Page.
STtjc JBicfjita Dailtr (gaglc.
SUNDAY, MAY 29, 1904.
IMPORTANT NEWS OF TODAY
1. Matthew Stanley Quay Is Dead.
War Developments in Orient.
Methodist Conference Adj'ourns.
Bold Robbery in Chicago.
2. Republican Committee Meets.
Ship Subsidy Discussed.
3. Employers Force the Fight.
5. Edward Grady Dies Suddenly.
Addition to Hotel Hamilton.
6. Local News of the Railroads.
Events at Two Wichita Colleges.
7. Paragraphs of City News.
8. Knights of Columbus Gather Here.
Wichitans in City of Chicago.
9. Society Notes of the Week.
10. Memorial Day Programs.
Weddings for the Week.
Federation of Labor Meets.
Territory Will Lose Nothing.
11. Who Wrote "Opportunity?"
Miss Sidney Clapp's Oration.
14. Wichita's Schools and Colleges.
17. Hcg Market Was Steady.
Wheat Closed Half Cent Lower.
Baseball Scores and Standing.
18. Sheep Raising in Kansas.
19. Week's Real Estate News.
The City Regulator.
The Eagle's Fcrum.
20. Eagle's Editorial Page.
21. Dr. Lynch on the Holy Lana.
Slaps and Slams at Wichita.
Kansas Men in Politics.
Curios of Oklahoma News.
Eagle's Studio of Music.
The World and Its Spica.
23. A Bit of Fiction.
24. News of the Sciences.
25. Santos Durncr.t on Airships.
26. Funny Strokes of the Artist.
27. Island Mail Carriers. ,
2S. Marion Harland's Lesson.
Methodists Conference Prac
tically Ended Its Labors.
DELEGATES ARE LEAVING
Memorial Service Today Will
Close the Session.
RACE QUESTION IS UP
Shall Colored Men Be Eligible
to the Episcopacy.
Los Angeles, May 28. The Meth-
odist general conference tonight
voted practically unanimously to
amend the church constitution so
as to provide for the election of
bishops of other than the white
The conference will close tonight
at 11 o'clock, this decision having
been reached at a late hour this
Los Angeles, Calif., May CS. Almost
on tho stroke of midnight tonight the
Methodist general conference of lfcrt
concluded its last business session with
the reading of the roll for the Inst time
and adjourned until 3 o'clock tomorrow
afternoon, when a memorinl service will
be held and final adjournment taken.
The closing hour of the conference
witnessed a perfect deluge of corrniitteo
reports and resolutions.
After the matter of an amendment to
the constitution of the church on the
subject of bishopric eligibility had beon
disposed of. the press of other otislness
was so great that all of the business
before the conference was finally placed
in the hands of a sifting committee at
10:15 p. m.. wit horders to report in fif
teen minutes. Among the important sub
jects presented by this committee to the
conference and passed in the closing
moments were the following:
Matter of providing relief for super
annuated preachers, temperance, use of
the Bible in the public schools, the peti
tioning of congress on the subject of
polygamy and the practice of Mormon
ism, complimentary resolutions.
A telegram was read during the even
ing from' Secretary of the TreeflHury
Leslie M. Shaw, congratulating the con
ference on the work performed during
the lost month. Uy common consent a
fraternal reply was sent to Mr. Shaw.
Los Angeles, May 28. The Methodist
general conference rushed through a vast
amount of business today during its
three sessions, and when adjournment
was taken late tonight had practically
cleared the files of all the important sub
jects that have been brought before it.
As the time for final adjournment, ap
proaches there is lws desire on the part
of the delegates to enter into prolonged
debate, and many left for their homes
this evening. So numerous, indeed, have
been tho departures that the convention
is likely to find itself without a quorum
on Monday. TJnless something important
comes up on that day It is probable that
this point will be urged.
The heresy question which ha3 been
held up by many, as a thing upon which
there would be prolonged and heated de
bate, proved to ho a very small matter
after all. It was dismissed with a re
port brought in by the committee on ed
ucation, the conference adopting its rec
ommendations without a ripple of excite
ment. There was no debat- except a
brief speech by Dr.,Munhall. who Is cred
ited with being the leader of the forces
opposed to the so-called higher criticism
in the theological colleges. Dr. Mun
hall merely stated his opposition to Bible
criticism and declared hirhse.f favorable
to the report as presented.
The recommendations of the committee
on education on this particular point were
tha't in the absence of sufficient prool
against tho faculties of certain univer
sities, these institutions be exonerated
on all the charges of heresy. The report
recommended also that since there is
some unrest and a disposition to fear that
heresy will develop the director sIktoM
exercl.se care In the selection of Instruct
ors, -appointing norc concerning wttOisc
soundness of doctrine there is any ques
tion. Professors were cautioned to in
struct their students to preach none but
established doctrines. The report waa
passed by a large vote.
The motion to borrow the money foj
tho book concerns was finally amended
bc as to Instruct, the presiding ciders of
the various conference districts that ar
in arrears to make good tholr deficiencies
In order that the book concern may iw
There was re erred for the final iiesFion
of the conference ora o the most
niScant question programm! for coc
skleration by this body. It was the ques
tion of whether the ministers, any oth-r
than white race shall ba fcllgtSle for the
episcopacy. The matter cans'! from th?
committee on episcopacy a the resell of
memorials from several annual c3fr
encea favoring the election of colored
bbhops to preside as geaeral superintend
ents. Chairman J. M. Buckley, In presenting
the report of the committee on episcopacy
on this subject, characterized rhe recora
xrsendatles a one of the most far reaeb
latr importance. It wsa a a action, h
said, as weighty as had ben taken "by
any general conference of recent yrirs.
FfllowiSfc is the report of the ecisit!e:
CoaraJfls mmortiI from the Tea
dc53, Ssst Tennessee, North Osrolis..
South Caroifcs. Florida. MisrtssSppi, Tex
as and Ldast3 cocfrtsc rsa3tlus
the general con f Trace to prcrrSde for ;hr
election of biahops of African descent,
who shiU be aufsntd to lie preiJscj
of the conferences eoiaristisff wholly
chics? cf mlc&ters ai African drecest.
That la Ike prefect tate ot funda
mental law a constitutional objection. i3
raised to the granting of the request of
said memorialists; but there having been
referred to this committee by the general
conference a memorial from the Rock
River conference to change the funda
mental law so as to make possible the
realization of the desire of the memorial
ists and to accomplish other important
"Resolved, first, That this general con
ference propose the following amend
ment to the constitution: To strike out
from the third restrictive tule paragraph
67, section 5. of the discipline of 1900. so
that tho whole paragraph shall reed:
" "The general conference shall not
change or alter any part or rule of our
government so as to do away with tha
episcopacy nor destroy the plan of our
itinerant general superintendence; but
may elect a bishop or bishops for wprk
among particular races and languages,
or for any of our foreign missions, limit
ing their episcopal jurisdiction to the
"Resolved, second. That if this report
is adopted, thereafter the above pro
posed amendment to the constitution bo
submitted to the general conference in
order to ascertain whether the legal con
stitutional voto of two-thirds of the mem
bers present and voting shall bo given;
"Resolved, third. That if such should
be the result the blshopa shall be request
ed to submit the proposition to the mem
bers of tho annual conference and lay
electoral conference which shall meet in
the years 1M7 and 190S. for their adoption
of the same amendment to the 'constitu
tion." A1 motion to moke the report a special
order of business for S:30 tonight pre
vailed. The conference also adopted the
majority report of the qpmmlttee of ed
ucation on tho subject of opening tho
American university at Washington. The
report advised that the university be not
opened until the endowment of $5,000,000
had been raised.
WOUtQ EXPEL SMODT
PRESBYTERIANS OBJECT TO MOR
MON IN HIGH OFFICE.
Want Prohibition to Exist When In
dian Territory Is Admitted.
Buffalo. X. Y.. May 2S. The Preeabytcr
lan genenrl assembly brought one of tho
most memorable gatherings of this de
nomination held in recent yoars, to a
close tonjght. The sessions, it is be
lieved, are the prelude to union of ull
branches of tho Presbyterian denomina
tions In the United States. The question
of union will now bc submitted to the
presbyteries and upon approval by two
thirds the plans of union will be consum
mated. The relations between tho mother
churc. and the Presbyterian church
south and the United Presbyterians also
tend toward unity.
The committee on bills and overtures
reported a memorial to tha United States
senate praying Idr the expulsion of Sen
ator Reed: Smook and the enactment of
more stringent lawa jigalnt polygamy.
The' assembly placed ibelf on record
against the protest of a few commis
sioners to the action of tho assembly on
the question of union with the lumber
land Presbyterian church by adopting the
report ot the committee appointed to re
ply to the protestants.
The committee on vacancy ond sup
ply recommended that a committee bc
appointed to inquire Into condltlona prev
alent in the church as to the candidates
for the ministry and the mthudB which
should be adopted to increase their num
ber. Iho report was adopted.
A resolution in favor of the roading
of the Bible in public whools was
The following reports of committee
wero received and adopted:
Narrative and necrology, chureh sta
tistics, forward movement In chorch ed
ucation, ministerial and synodlcal "re
ports. The permanent committee wt author
ized, if it deemed wise, to memorialize
congresfl to inoert In the enabling at
for the admission of Oklahoma and In
dian Territory to natonood a provision
for the maintenance of the prohibition
law of the Indian Territory.
Cuba Has Made a Loan cf Thirty-five
Havana, May !S. Prtdent Talma to
day transmittal to congress a mlel.
accompanied by copin of :h contract
with Speyer & Co.. of New Yorlc relat
ing to the loan of J3S.0C9.0C for the pay
ment of revolutionary vterana. The
president In his mJ?(! iKitntvi tut tho
fart that JHUKS.CC of the loan wotild tMf
forthcoming in Jone and uracil roncrevi
Immediately to authorize the executive
to ps on claims of veteran, io ord?r
to ascertain th proportion of ti niownt
realized from the loan to rvery soWier.
It Is generally beHevd that the vot
eran will not bt willing to receipt ta
full for paymeat totalllns only M pr
Cent of their officially credited claim,
and that the qwetlon of future payment
xiH remain open.
STRIKE IS CONTINUED.
Nothing to Arbitrate Is the Report cf
Salt Lake. Utah. May 2X Nt!tlms
that have ben pending between tho
Utah Fuel company a ad Tvr-ntatlr
of i United Mint Worker of Amer
ica for a ttlemint ot the coal nirHcfl
in Carbon county have t"-fl br OtZ.
the company otSeUI iafonainfc the
Mine Vorkr' repsentaUr tbat th-re
wa aottota? to arbitrate. Th oorapaurr
tScials dalm that the nrfac are wrk
nc -with practically fH fore. VMon
Sdal have dttidtd to coatlwac ikm
PARADED THE STREETS.
Striking Deck Laborer Create Some
thing cf a Riot.
Bztru Miy The ttrtkiaz 5ock labor
ers paradJ tbf trta toafcslK. Thry
broke th- 4aow of a cartise ooatrxe
tBTj fsrtabfishmeot, rsrhd a iocr (a
the fcowe ? a owrr, a4 thn jo
cslr to tit .dock. her ib-y Jid
Tfc bakers strike hi tertnJru'rd. tin;
esinioyeriE RXtKir.s to tb cs3da. cf
DISPUTE IS SETTLED.
Peru and Sraxil.Have Come to Term
I,1b. Pots. May 2i.Aocordtap to 3J
raiex rcHr4 her frosa HJo Janrtro,
th di&coitlss fcttwwa Pra aa Brazil
vsr t&e Acre terrttcry fea-rt fetc a-tC4.
Four ,Men Enter a Shoe Store
and Present Guns.
CLERKS AND CUSTOMERS
They Leave Store at Com
mand of Thieves,
CASH REGISTER ROBBED
Street Doors; Open While the
Deed Is Done.
Chicago. Maf SS. A bold robbery ws
committed toTilght la lss than a min
ute at the sioe storo of Fraxla & Op
penhelm. 165Madtsnn street, one square
from tho city ha'l and the central po
lice station There were fourteen custo
mers in thj store and six clerks wro at
tending to their wants, whvji four men
entered the place in succession, earh
about five feet behin-l th tuan in rent
of him. One of the clerks stepped fcr
ward t meet tho supposed customers,
when tfhreo of the men drew revolvers,
each nobber havinK two weapons, ard
orderotl the clerk" and customers to leavo
the store. Whllo the pnole were hus'toa
Ing to- obey, the fou-ih ittun took U
the cash from tho register, J3S1, ad tho
four r'bher5 ran out In Madison street
The istorc Is UghMy Mow the fctreet
level. I but while tho robbwy was ia
progress, tho doors were open and peo
ple paSBlng along Madlon street had a
plain view ot tho lnsldw ot the store.
OFFER IC ACCEPTED.
Ocean Race from Graveaend Bay ta
New lork. Muy 28. Tho board of kov
ernora of the Brooklyn Ynchut club to-,
day announced that Sir Thomas Upton's
offer to place In the custody of the club
a cup for an ocean race from Gravend
bay to Marblehead. Mas, had txicn ac
cepted. Sir Thomas, who haa been on
an oxtended yachting trip In tho Mediter
ranean, lion informed the club that ha
would have tho cup made aud forwarded
upon ni return to Iflndon.
arrangements for the race, which will
Im held Julv 2, Art well under way, ami
thw foUowlns-, boats, Jfeave alrdy
entered for the" "conteSt: 'Yawl SealilrtL
owned by Thomng Fleming Day, ot New
York; ltaceabout Holy Smoko, Itobett
M. Iw!, of Philadelphia; Sloop Itay
Second. Gilbert Bay Hawks, of New
York; Sloop Little Bhody, Charlea V.
Tilllnghost, of ProvIdncr, IL J.; Sloop
I'lulu. W. V. Hhlp. of Boston; Yowl
Fnnuhawe, Frank Matr. of New York:
Sloop Bough Bldrr. William A. Maxwell,
of Nw York; Sloop P.olntu. Haviland
Bros., of Brooklyn, ami th1 Sloop Squaw,
U. Heath, of Brooklyn.
ON MEMORIAL DAY
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT SPEAKS
AT GETTYSBURG MONDAY,
Pension Commissioner Ware and HIS
Family Will Also Be Guests.
IVaablnsiton. May 2S. President lloo
velt will parturiate In the exfrdaes on
momortel day oa the fcottlcflekl of Geltyp
burir. Ho wilt arrive ut CeUybra about
9 a, m. Monday and will r'tarn to "Vajh
Srigton tu ams day. arrlvlnc here at
. p. m. Iaetudnd In the pr-idtn party
wttl y Mrs. RooroHL Mto Bllel Boo--volt.
Secretary lxeb and liron Gweral
Th prnldt aod hi party "will tr-.!
on n tpfdal train on th Baltimore s3
OHit- aa rjn-eta of a committee t9rrn
Ing tli vtrans who will oduet tho
cetemonir at Gettyntrarjr, The commltfo
alii ulto have aa iln zueaU on tit; trip
tht pftwion coramlf Iwr and Mr, War.
Mfoa Watfl flsd General DnII Slckt
Upon arrival at Grttyttxio; th party
wilt be laka far a drl aboat tiw IwnJe
nl. The mrsorcal exsrHf wiK bnrin.
at tM a. w with a. pro.Um to tlr
r-mHery, whre li wr tU W rr
eratwl In aoonJar sith U awuwn ot
ths tfajr, A pmcrx of mvste uA uA
drtmea wW fottow. Prjjtat JtoYIt
will aHer the prtortpal aMf. Tba
party w21 k"as CtytHirs for Wash
ington at 4 p. ta.
HAROLD VILCOX WON.
3core Was 156 to Pync's 16? far M
GsnJ's City 1 I Mr .HaroM VTIJ
jx, af St. PatxTs J!, Order City.
bKt'aatrrid from the Mo!MsSir off tqb
vron tb Ham in th MtrHtn Golf
cwocJatlon champs!? tKmarr-r.t.
vn&eox JeftPd P'rer B. Paya .a4.
of tho Morrki oaaoty -Jb iattoilKkv
ckn2fa of four coUc? w, by tlx up ttA
i to ptay
Ji sa a tJktr-x hos saalds. VTJkMx
ecor fotag HA oad that of Pajrso W,.
MISS rUNSTON MARRIEO.
General Fred Came tram Vancatrvrf
to s present.
laU. Kan-. May 24 Dr. Frsk A. B.
5aK. ot Kwforf. Kao., aa4 ill
Fu&KtoB. fUt-r of Ca. i5ntcn. Fr
oarrted fcr t4ay sorl Fskstuks.
easvc fr Vasooe? uJ Ue& tSs -wol-
Pri. May 2J- Tee oarrnrpofidrst
Lh JoraaI at 3t Prtmitsizx jr nxmi
oSlosrj" iliT aaxdr lb tetiilohfjs Or?
xill fc a tatal Jom. Hr kcrl It i
TViJsMsrtfcn. Mar 21.- rcrcaufi.;
KafiJW Fair asd wxrnfctr Stas-
4aj; KOTday fair.
O.kliiwKa 3N6d Ln4ic Territory
Fair Sstndxy aetf Xear.