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PRICK r CENTS,
LES ARE DEA
somuints brothers iiavc doth
SltCLMHEIJ TO WOfXDS.
John Died nt 7:3. o'clock Last Mj;ht
nml Edwnrd Llnurreil Three and
Dne-llnlf Hours Longer.
:-IRS. SOFFEL HAS PNEUMONIA
stati:mi:m hy edward biddlu to
his rATHini confessor.
Declared that He Was Not Gnilty of
Killing Grocer Kahney or De
JOHN BIDDLE ALSO INNOCENT
SAID HIS BROTHER AND HIMSELF
WERE WRONGFULLY CONVICTED.
AH Shot Themselves Rather Than Re
Captured Letter to Mrs. 'SofTel
That Revealed the Conspiracy.
PITTSBURG. Feb. 1. There will be no
work for the hangman in the case of the
condemned murderers who escaped from
the jail here last Thursday morning, and
who were shot on a Butler county highway
en Friday evening. John Riddle died of
his wounds at 7: o'clock to-night, and Kd
ward i:iddle succumbed at 11 p. m. Mrs.
Soffel. the warden's wife, who assisted the
murderers to escape, and who was wounded
In the fisht that resulted in the capture of
the riddles, ia in a critical condition, but
Mrs. Soffel developed symptoms of pneu
monia this afternoon, after having come
eafely through an operation this morning
for the extraction of the bullet that lodged
In her breast. The death of John Biddle
was caused by the bullet wounds In his
abdomen and bladder. Early In the day
the physicians at Butler thought peritonitis
was the principal danger in his case, but
to-night internal hemorrhage set In and the
man bled to death in a short while.
Edward Biddle had been unconscious the
better part of the day, and it was evident
to all that his lease of life was short. In
ternal hemorrhages of the lungs kept him
almost continually choked. A sister of the
Biddies arrived at Butler this evening and
was admitted to the Jail, but Edward was
unable to recognize her. He lingered until
11 o'clock, when he, like his brother, suc
cumbed to his wounds.
REPENTANT AT THE CLOSE.
As long as he was able John was ex
tremely talkative and was at times boast
ful. But as soon as the shadow of death
began to fall upon him and he recognized
it, he became repentant. "I know," said
he, "that my time here Is short, and you
can say for me that I am a Christian and
will die a sincere believer in God and hope
I wiil have strength enough to say so at
the last. I know I have taken part in many
wrong deeds, but I have never killed any
man and was never Implicated with any one
who did. I. wish I could see Mrs. Kahney.
I would tell her the truth about the killing
of her husband. This life has been pretty
tough to me and the end cannot come too
Quick and I don't care how."
The principal subject of conversation on
the streets at Butler to-day has been
wr ether the Butler county authorities
would permit th? removal of the Biddies to
Abcgheny county in the event of either or
both surviving their injuries. The conten
tion was raised that, .since the Biddies were
tinier arrest at Butler for felonious shoot
ing, thry could not be removed. District
Attorney John R. Hennlnger dlpelled any
doubts on that point this evening by stating
that it was the Intention to turn Edward
B; Idle over to the Allegheny authorities as
goon as ho was in condition to be moved
with safety If he survived, and the same
action would be taken with reference to
Mrs. Soffel. District Attorney John C.
Haymaker. Assistant District Attorney
John S. Robb and County Detective Robert
G. Robinson, of Allegheny county, arrived
nt Butler at noon to-day and nt 2 o'clock
w-ro in conference with District Attorney
Hennlnger, County Solicitor F. W. La wry,
f rrr.er District Attorney A. M. Christler
crd J. M. Painter and W. Z. Murrin, wh'n
an understanding was reached with refer
ence to the disposition of the prisoners.
FEAR TO REMOVE MRS. SOFFEL.
After a consultation at the hospital in
the case of Mrs. Soffel this evening. Dis
trict Attorney Haynakor decided to allow
the woman to remain in Butler, as her con
dition is such that a trip to Pittsburg to
night might be attended with fatal results.
Mrs. Soffel is suffering considerably from
hr wound, and the attending physicians
fear her removal now would cause gan-t-'rene-
to set in.
Attorney Haymaker said there would be
m decision mado of the prize money un
til the claims of the Butler people had
t en heard, and the latter will take steps
t notify the commissioners of Allegheny
c'.:nty of their claim.
TN- excitement at Butler was unabated
to-iiay. and a dense crowd of reople hung
filout the jail doors all day trying to get
in to see the two criminals. The most per
tinent of the crowd were women, many
c! wh -m expressed the deepest concern and
sympathy for Edward Biddle and declared
their h.lkf in his innocence. This belief
'-r::d to deepen when it became known
ti.at Edward Biddle made a deathbed con
f s.-: r. to the Rev. Father Walsh, of this
r!a'... last night, declaring his innocence of
th- crime of shooting Groceryman Ivahney
i.d Detective Fitzgerald.
r.e of the sensational developments of
the day. which the authorities have tried
t" keej. secret, was the finding of a long
1-tt-r from Edward Riddle to Mrs. Soffel
setting forth in detail the plan for the es
cape of the brothers from the jail, naming
their destination afterward, etc.
MRS. SOFFEL'S STORIES.
Mrs. goffers only wound was made by a
buikt which penetrated the left breast.
It was from a .22-calibre revolver, and
coursed around the rib to the left side,
lodging in the shoulder blade. About 3
o clock this morning Dr. G. K. McAdoo
operated on her, removing the bullet. Mrs.
sorrel told two different stories of the
shooting, one to the effect that she shot
herself during the fight, and the other that
she. was shot by Edward Biddle. The bullet
Li i?0.1 through her outer garment,
which Indicates that the shot was fired by
herself, or Biddle by putting the hand under
About 10:30 o'clock this morning Mrs.
bofTel took a bad turn. She asked lor her
children and they will probably be sent
for. The change was due to her long, wild
ride through the wintry air and the ex
posure, resulting from insufficient clothing
and lack Of eood f nor! nnrl nlcrv from th
intense excitement and strain under which
she has labored ever -since she fled with
the murderers. Mrs. Deitrich, her mother.
Mslted her to-day and. in response to the
question as to whether there was any
thing she wanted done, she replied: "There
Is nothing to do, nothing to do."
Tossing on her bed she said: "O I do not
know how I could have done lt. I don't
know; I don't know. I am a wicked woman,
but i hope God will spare my life for many
years to live down this thing."
In spite of the amicable agreement con
cerning the disposition of the prisoners
entered into to-day by the district attor
neys of Butler and Allegheny counties, the
quarrel broke out afresh to-night. When
Detectives Reach and Swinehart, of Pitts
burg, who had been appointed by District
Attorney Haymaker to represent Allegheny
county, heard of the approaching death of
John Biddle, they hastened to the Jail, but
were refused admission by Sheriff Hoon.
The latter said the two men were dying
and no person should be admitted. The
Pittsburg officers claimed their right under
the agreement, but the sheriff was ob
durate, and Roach and Swinehart were
forced to retire and telegraph home for
TEMPEST IN A TEAPOT.
District Attorney Haymaker's reply was
to the effect that the trouble was a tempest
in a teapot and the result of some misun
derstanding by the minor jail officials. He
thinks the trouble will vanish quickly when
the objecting officials learn that the $5,000
reward offered by Allegheny county was
for the delivery of the bodies of the Bid
dies, dead or alive, into the possession of
the County Commissioners. Should the
Butler county officials succeed In retain
ing possession of the prisoners they could
not share in the reward, because the con
ditions have not been fulfilled.
The declaration by Edward Biddle that
he did not shoot Detective Fitzgerald and
was not implicated in the Kahney murder
is given no credence by Superintendent of
1'once uemmier ana Detective Kelley. As
to the Biddies declaration that neither of
them was at the Kahney house the night
of the murder Detective Kellev said: "That
Is absurd. Fred Ohlinger positively identi
fied them, as did several others. The See
bers woman was accounted for that night.
The Biddies' statement in this regard" is
absurd, as a preponderance of evidence
Former Warden Soffel made the startling
revelation that he had been under the in
fluence of chloroform during the night
when the Biddies broke Jail. Mr. Soffel be
lieves the anesthetic was administered by
The Butler officers demanded half of the
reward of $3,000, and in order to hold the
prisoners warrants were sworn out for the
Biddies, charging them with felonious
shooting in attempting to kill Mrs. Soffel.
As there is nothing on which to hold Mrs.
(CONTINUED ON PAGE .2, COL. 4.)
BANQUET AND RECEPTION
ADMIRAL SCHLEY ENTERTAINED BY
While Mrs. Schley Was Taken Care of
by the Women of Nashville One
Speech Cut Short.
NASHVILLE. Tenn., Feb. l.-The first
day's entertainment of Admiral and Mrs.
Schley in Tennessee's capital culminated
to-night in a banquet to the admiral and
a brilliant reception in honor of Mrs.
Schley. While the Knights Templars had
the admiral as their guest at the Duncan
Hotel Mrs. Schley was entertained at the
Maxwell House by tho wemen of the patri
otic societies of the city.
At the Capitol this morning, where wel
come was formally extended by State and
city, the crush was as great as at the sta
tion last night, thousands being unable to
gain entrance to the hall of the House of
Representatives, where the speeches were
delivered. At the Statehouse Governor and
Mrs. McMillln, the Governor's staff, ex
Governor Buchanan and others extended
greetings. United States Circuit Judge H.
H. Lurton presided in the House of Repre
sentatives. Governor McMillln spoke the
State's welcome. Following the Governor
were a number of other speakers, Admiral
Schley coming last. He said:
"I have all my life tried to serve my
country, my people and my family. I have
had no other view and no other ambition. If
I have served you acceptably in the nearly
one-half a century in your service I am
satisfied. The memory of your welcome
to-day will sweeten every hour of life I
have yet to live. I have no other hope but
to live always in your love and esteem and
fill no place in which that might be placed
It was nearly 2 o'clock when the admiral
concluded his remarks, evoking continued
applause, and after a hurried luncheon at
the Duncan the party visited Vanderbilt
University, where Chancellor Kirkland in
troduced the admiral, who spoke briefly to
the students assembled in the university
Then the Fisk University, the colored In
stitution endowed by Clinton B. Fisk, was
visited. The admiral spoke at some length,
and as he warmed to his subject Mrs.
Schley, who sat on the platform just in his
rear, became perceptibly nervous and at
length addressed him in an audible tone.
Turning to her for a moment, the admiral
again faced his audience, and, with a
twinkle in his eye, said:
"The woman behind the man behind the
guns says cease talking, and I shall have
to blel you good-bye."
It was past 6 o'clock when the hotel was
reached, where the visitors dined in their
own apartments and rested a short while
prior to the evening's programme. To
morrow the Hermitage, the home of An
drew Jackson, will be visited and services
in the old Jackson church attended.
At the banquet to-night Admiral Schley
was vociferously applauded on being pre
sented by Toastmaster Stahlman. He
"Out of the fullness of theheartthemouth
speaketh and on this occasion, alter the
eloquent remarks of your toastmaster, I
fell my heart is almost too full to give any
utterance. The thousands I have met on
my way from Washington, through In
diana. Illinois. Kentucky and Tennessee, to
me have enthusiastically testified to their
love, respect and confidence. I have served
you all my life. I have had no guiding
star, except your interest. I have lived
somewhat on the outside of the country
and at times it has been hard for me to
keep the interest of patriotism burning in
my heart. It has been my great honor to
serve yM from pole to pole and from sun
to sun. throughout the temperate and the
tropical zone, and I have never met a man
who was not devoted to his flag the one
under which he served."
HIS RECORD NOT GOOD.
f. Grant Baumgartner Accused of
Robbing Women of Money.
CINCINNATI, Feb. 1. The case of U.
Grant Baumgartner, arrested here last
night on several charges, was continued
to-day till Feb. 5, awaiting requisition pa
pers. Among the complainants is Mrs. J.
H. Freeland, whose affidavits charge that
he took JfcX) from her while boarding at her
house in Durham. N. C. and $2.r) from
her trunk while she was with him in Rich
mond, Va., having previously caused her
separation from her husband. The police
say he is wanted also at Lynchburg and
Alexandria, Va., and other places on simi
lar charges. Baumgartner is under indict
ment at Durham, N. C, and Richmond.
Va., and a reward has been standing for
weeks for bis arrest.
MA J.WALLER'S MEN
STORY OF TOD SUFFERING OF AMER
ICAN MARINES RETOLD.
General Chaffee's Account of the Ter
rible Ilardshlns Endured br I
Drave 3Ien in Samar.
PRAISE TOR LIEUT. WILLIAMS
AVIIOSE GALLANT PARTV OF SOL
DIERS RESCUED TWENTY.
Ten Marines Not Accounted for and
Supposed to Haxe Perished
STREAMS WERE ALL SWOLLEN
AND SLOW rnOGRESS WAS MADE
ACROSS THE ISLAND.
Provisions FInsvIly Gave Out and the
Marchers Were Famishing; When
WASHINGTON, Feb. l.-General Chaffee
has cabled to the War Department a report
of the march of Major Waller and his ma
rines across Samar. It is the first full ac
count of the march and tells a tale of terri
ble suffering and hardship, Major Waller,
four officers and fifty men of the marine
corps. Lieutenant Lyles, of the Twelfth In
fantry, and thirty-six native bearers start
ed during the last week in December from
Lananga. on the east ooast of Samar, to
cross the island to Basey, about thirty-five
miles distant. The story of their suffering
Is told in the following dispatch:
"The War Department Is advised of the
trip of Major Waller, four officers and fifty
men of the marine corps, thirty-six native
bearers, with four days rations, who start
ed the last week of December from La
nang, on the east coast of Samar, to cross
the island to Basey, about thirty-five miles
on the map. A trail at one time existed
but was found in places only. Lieut.
Lyles, Twelfth Infantry, accompanied the
command. Incessant rains from the start,
swollen streams and other natural obsta
cles made progress extremely slow. When
rations were consumed the men became ex
hausted rapidly, dropping on the way.
Major Waller separated from Captain Por
ter, Lieut. R. P. Williams and the major
part of the men and proceeded toward
Basey, where he arrived Jan. 9 with two of
ficers and thirteen men, also Lieut. Lyles.
He returned to the mountains next day
with relief, but returned to Basey about
ten days later unsuccessful. Porter was to
build rafts but the timber would not float.
"The second day after separating from
Waller, Porter moved toward Lanang, ar
riving on Jan. li with two men, all ex
hausted physlcially and mentally. Lieut.
R. P. Williams and over thirty men were
left in the mountains in similar condition
with the native bearers. A relief expedi
tion, under Lieut. Kenneth P. Williams,
First Infantry, was delayed starting two
days by the storm raging and the torrent
in the river. It started on the 13th and
reached the marines on the elghteeth, res
cuing Lieutenant Williams and all except
ten men, not found, who are, no doubt,
dead from starvation, namely: Privates
Fangule, E. Foster, G. M. Britt, T. Wards,
Brown, F. F. Murry, T. Buffet, Baley,
Baroni, Connell R. Kettle, who died in the
hospital at Tacloban on Jan. 23. Captain
Porter, Lieutenant Williams and eighteen
men are in the hospital at Tacloban. They
are not very clear in mind regarding much
of the time covered by the period of suffer
ing. All probably will recover. Major Wal
ler at present is disordered In his recollec
tions. The suffering of this command for
twenty days cannot be described. The
efforts of Lieutenant Williams, First In
fantry, and his relief party are unequaled
for courage and labor."
Movement of Transports.
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal.t Feb. 1. The
transport Thomas sailed to-day for Ma
nila with 1.500 recruits, and a large number
of passengers. The Grant Is scheduled to
sail Feb. 7 and will also carry many re
cruits. The transport Rosecrans left Ma
nila Jan. 24 with eight officers and 475 en
listed men and the third battalion of the
Twenty-second Infantry. The Twenty-second
Infantry is scheduled to leave Manila
to-day and the Twentieth Infantry on Feb.
16. The second battalion of the Seventeenth
Infantry will stay at Manila until the ar
rival of the Twenty-seventh Infantry from
PALMA IS SILENT.
Will Not Discuss Rumor that He May
Decline Cuban Presidency.
NEW YORK, Feb. 1. T. Estrada Palma,
President-elect of the republic of Cuba,
whose home is at Central Valley, N. Y.,
has been in consultation with members of
the Cuban commission, who are in this
country, to urge a reduction of 50 per cent.
in the duty of sugar imported from Cuba.
Mr. Palma declined to discuss the situa
tion either in Washington or in Cuba for
publication until he has given it further
consideration. There will be another con
ference, after which it is possible he may
decide to issue a statement defining his
position. He refused to discuss the report
that he may decline to accept the presi
dency of the republic unless tariff conces
sions are made.
CHARGED WITH LARCENY.
Arrest of a Man Who Was Respon
sible for n Girl's Suicide.
NEW YORK. Feb. 1. James D. Ccrr
was arraigned to-day and held for trial
charged with the lerceny of $7.000 from the
dry goods firm of L. E. Boutelier Brothers,
where he was employed as a bookkeeper.
Corr came to New York three years ago
from Beverly, N. J. About a year ago he
commenced to pay attention to a woman
named Ida Wall. She had a sister Edith,
who became deeply infatuated with Corr.
About a month ago Edith, believing her
love for Corr was hopeless on account of
his infatuation for her sister, committed
suicide by drinking carbolic acid. This cir
cumstance came to the knowledge of Corr's
employers and they had him shadowed
for two weeks. Last Wednesday the firm
received an anonymous letter saying theLr
tookkeeper was juggling with the funds.
An investigation was begun, and, it is al
leged, developed a shortage, Corr learned
of this fact and booked passage on a trans
atlantic fteamer. but be was arrested be
fore he could sail.
CONTENTS OF TO-DAY'S JOURNAL.
Part One Ten Pases.
1 Biddies Are Dead; Major Waller's Men;
Plans of Royalty; Aimed at Anarchy.
2 General Telegraphic News.
S Social Tax Too Heavy; Governor Taft
4 Indiana and Other Telegraphic News.
5 Y. M. C. A. in Russia; Dutch West In
6 Sporting News.
7 Sporting News.
S Girls' College Clubs; Society Girls'
Real-estate News and Classified Ad3.
10 Water at Irvlngton; The Miners' Wage
Part Two Ten Paxes.
1 Macao's Easy Morals; The Flying
Dutchman; Chance for a New Asia.
2 Suburban Society News.
S Personal and Society News.
4 Editorial Page; Literary and Personal
5 The Work of Detectives.
6 Well-Dlsgulsed Frauds.
7 The Robbing of Malls; Temple of St.
8 Live Stock and Local Produce Markets.
9 Financial and General Produce Mar
10 Street Mendicants.
Pirt Three Eight Pages.
1 Facts About London; Isthmus of Pan
ama; The Literary Outlook.
2 Isthmus of Darien (continued.)
3 George Ade's Fable; How Birds Amuse
Themselves; Sphinx Lore; Questions
4 Ulusrated Fashions.
5 Furnishing a Home; Little Lessons in
Economy; The Gossip.
v-Isopel Berners, the heroine of "La-
vengro;" Short Sermon.
7 Original Story, "First or Secondr
8 Dramatic and Musical.
CHINA'S RULER IPT
GREAT SOIinOW EXPRESSED BY
THE DOWAGER EMPRESS.
Sobbed as She Told Mrs. Conger the
Attack on the Legations in Pek
ing Was a Mistake.
RECEPTION AT THE PALACE
WOMEN AND CHILDREN OF THE DIP
LOMATIC CORPS PRESENT.
Speech hy Mrs. Conger and Reply by
the Doiragrr Empress Pres
PEKING, Feb. 1. The dowager Empress,
the Emperor and the Empress this after
noon received the ladies and children of the
members of the diplomatic corps in the
private apartments of the palace. The au
dience was the most revolutionary event
since the return of the court to Peking.
The excluslveness of Chinese royalty and
the prejudices against the meeting of the
sexes was waived and the function was
less formal than is usual in European
courts. The dowager Empress occupied
the throne, with a brilliant assemblage of
princesses and court ladles about her. The
Emperor was seated upon a small platform
in the center of the room.
The visitors, upon entering, bowed twice
to the Emperor and several of them as
cended the throne and bowed to the
dowager Empress. Mrs. Conger, wife of
United States Minister Conger, as doyeness
of the diplomatic corps, read a speech,
which was translated by Secretary Wil
liams. Mrs. Conger said:
"We heartily congratulated you and the
imperial court that the unfortunate situa
tion which led you to abandon your beauti
ful capital has been so happily removed,
that you are now permitted to return in
freedom and peace. The events of the two
years must have been as painful to you as
to the rest of the world; but the sting of
the experience may be eliminated by the
establishment of franker, more trustful
and friendlier relations between the Chi
nese and the other peoples of the earth.
The world Is moving forward, the tide of
progress cannot be stayed and it Is hoped
that China will join with the great sister
hood of nations in the grand march. The
recent imperial edicts give promise of great
good to your people and to your vast em
pire." The dowager Empress's reply was exceed
ingly friendly In tone. It was in part as
"Last year the dissensions in the palace
caused a revolution which compelled our
hasty departure, but it Is a great gratifica
tion to us that your return to the capital
has caused such rejoicing in China and
Baron Czikann, the Austrian minister and
doyen of the diplomatic corps, presented all
the ladies to the dowager Empress, who
took the hand of each of them. They were
next presented to the Emperor, who also
shook hands with them. The guests then
retired to an anteroom. The dowager Em
press, entering this room, grasped Mrs.
Conger's hand, which she held for some
minutes, trembling, weeping and sobbing
loudly and exclaiming in broken sentences
that the attack upon the legations was a
terrible mistake and that she repented it
bitterly. In reply, Mrs. Conger assured her
that the past would be forgotten. Brace
lets and rings of great value were then
placed upon Mrs. Conger's wrists and
The dowager Empress made inquries re
garding the other ladies who were in Pe
king during the siege of the legations, and
Mmes. Bainbridge and Morris, the wives
of Secretaries Balnbrldge and Morris, of
the American and French legations, re
spectively, were presented and warmly
Following the reception a banquet was
given. This was spread upon three tables,
the dowager Empress sitting at the head
of the principal table, with Mrs. Conger
and Mme. Uchida on either side. The Em
peror was the only man present, except
Chang Tsi. prospective minister from
J China to Great Britain, who knelt beside
the dowager Empress and interpreted
what she said. The Emperor sat at the head
of the second table. He and the dowager
Empress touched glasses with the guests.
The Dowager Empress talked animatedly.
She said that China would abandon her
policy of isolation and adopt the best fea
tures of Western life, and would send many
students abroad. Afterward the dowager
Empress and the Emperor mingled with
their guests and her Majesty conversed
with even one, and particularly noticed
the children. The Emperor was addressed
through an interpreter and bowed without
rpeaking. The interpreters composed his
Every lady of the visiting party was given
a pair of Jeweled brackets and a solitaire
pearl ring besides otter souvenirs.
Complaint has been received here from
Kuang-Hu that the soldiers cf General
Tung Fu Hitanr, ar committing acti of
brigandage on a large scale, raiding rfUages
and generally oppressing- and robbing help
PLANS OF ROYALTY
31UCII CERE3IONY TO 31 ARK THE AR
RIVAL OF PRINCE HENRY.
Not Till He Is Pacing the. Decks of
the Kaiser's Yacht Will He Be
"Officially" in America.
WILL WALK ACROSS A PIER
ASCEND THE GANGWAY OF THE E3I
Raise the Standard of His 3IaJesty and
Then Receive 3Iayor Loir and
PLENTY OF COldTANY AT SEA
EVERY BERTH ON THE KRONPRINZ
WIL1IEL31 HAS BEEN TAKEN.
Trouble at New York, "Where It Is
Thought the Prince Should Re
Treated sui a Common Mortal.
BERLIN, Feb. 1. Prince Henry of Prus
sia will not officially arrive in America un
til he has walked across the Thirty-fourth-street
pier, New York city (set apart for
the use' of the North German Lloyd steam
er Kronprinz Wilhelm and the imperial
yacht), ascended the Hohenzollern's gang
way and the imperial standard Is hoisted.
Various suggestions have been cabled
from Washington as to where and how the
prince will be transferred from the Kron
prinz Wilhelm to the yacht. Prince Henry
has decided that it will be most convenient
for the setamshlp to dock on one side of
the pier and the Hohenzollern on the other.
On board the yacht he will receive Mayor
Low and the other members of the wel
The United States ambassador, Andrew
D. White, the secretary of the United
States embassy, John B. Jackson, and all
the other members of the embassy will as
semble at the railroad station to-morrow
to bid an official farewell to Prince Henry,
who will leave Berlin at 9 a. m. for Kiel.
The prince will return from Kiel Feb. 9 to
receive the Emperor's farewell instruc
tions, but it is expected he will go to Pots
dam and not visit Berlin. The United
States naval attache, Commander W. H.
Beehler, will see the prince off at Bremer
haven. Every berth on the Kronprin Wil
helm has been taken, a thing previously
unknown at this season of the year.
Prince Henry has received In audience
Prof. Kuno Francke, of Harvard, and con
versed with him about the proposed Har
vard Germanic museum, manifesting lively
Interest In the matter. Professor Francke
has lectured on the subject at Munich,
Frankfort and Nuremberg. It is projected
to initiate a movement among the German
university men and capitalists for suppple
menting Emperor William's present of the
museum to Harvard by popular gifts illus
trating German art development.
TROUBLE AT NEW YORK.
New Yorkers Think There Is Too
3Iuch Fnss Over the Prince.
NEW YORK, Feb. 1. James B. Reynolds,
Mayor Low's secretary, said yesterday that
It was by no means a foregone conclusion
that the Board of Aldermen would be asked
for an appropriation to cover the expenses
incident to the reception of Prince Henry.
"In view of the present attitude of the
board, is it not likely that they will not be
asked at all?" asked the reporter.
"That is quite possible," replied Mr. Rey
nolds. Maurice Grau seemed tired when asked if
any further arrangements of the gala per
formance of opera in honor of Prince Henry
had been made. "There is nothing new,"
said Mr. Grau, wearily.
Thomas Hitchcock, the owner of Partiere
Box S3, is quite as firmly decided as ever
not to allow his box to bo used for the royal
guest at the gala performance. "I con
sider myself quite as good as Prince Hen
ry," Mr. Hitchcock said, "and I don't see
why 1 should be called on to give up my
box in honor of him. And I would like to
tee anybody take my property without my
consent. This whole matter of a royal box
i3 a piece of snobbishness. It is contrary
to the principles of democracy, and the
prince who comes here as a private indi
vidual should be asked to the opera as the
guest of one of the stockholders. The Pres
ident of the United States does not have
a royal box when he goes to the theater,
but sits In an ordinary box just as the rest
of the people in the theater do. I would
not object to giving up my box for any
reasonable purpose. But this plan is merely
to entertain a snip of ro ;lty, and the com
mittee had no right to ,o ahead and say
they were going to use our boxes before
they had asked our permission to use them.
I know that Mr. Morgan has not givej the
use of his box, whatever may be said to
The luncheon to be given by twelve prom
inent business men of New York at Sher
ry's on Wednesday, Feb. 26. at which
Prince Henry will meet the 100 men who
are supposed to represent best and most
completely the forces behind the wonderful
Industrial development of the United
States, will be In no sense a public function.
There will be no speeches, and those bidden
will linger as short a time at table as com
ports with good digestion. The German
ambassador has informed the gentlemen
whose guest the prince will be that what
the brother of the Kaiser desires most is to
meet and become as well acquainted as pos
sible with the men behind the industrial
runs of this country. He wants the oppor
tunity to have a little talk with each of
these men at the luncheon and he has
aked, therefore, the time at the table be
as short as convenient. Morgan, Scott.
Cramp. Nixon. Carnegie, Pupin. Vanderbilt.
Harriman. Hill and Cassatt will be some of
the well-known financiers whom he will
Otey Would Change the Itinerary.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 1. Representative
Otey, of Virginia, to-day introduced In the
House a resolution providing that the itin
erary of Prince Henry of Prussia shall ex
tend through Virginia, North Carolina,
South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee.
This proposed route includes the great Ap
palachian chain and the Chickamauga
Park. The resolution provides that Pres
ident Roofevelt shall duly consider' this
proposed trip, as it is represented to cur
tall about twelve miles of the already ar
Ex-Sheriff Killed In a Street Dure.
WELCH. W. Va., Feb. 1. Ex-Sheriff
Daniel II. Harmon, jr.. of McDowell coun
ty, was shot and killed during a street duel
with Dr. Daniels. Mr. Harmon was worth
more than half a million dollars and was
priunixwnt la Democratic politics. The trou
ble ts the result of the tragedy, or rather
a similar duel, which occurred here less
, than, a year ag? when John WaMron. kfilcsl
R. Hufford In a cafe. Daniels and Harmon
were arrayed on different sides during this
tragedy. More trouble Is exxected.
TRIAL OF NEELY.
Unimportant Evidence on Saturday
Comment on the Election.
HAVANA. Feb. 1. Nothing important de
veloped in to-day's hearing of the Cuban
postal fraud cases. Mr. Wilmot. private
secretary to Estes G. Rathbone, was re
called by the government to testify regard
ing certain expenditures of Rathbone while
In New York. .The owner of Rathbor.e s of
ficial residence took the stand and testiiied
to the amount of rent paid him ami regard
ing improvements made upon Rathbone's
residence and other matters.
Havana de La Republica, commenting
upon the recent elections, says: "After
twenty-eight' days the provincial board
has finished its work and given out figures
showing that voters went to the polls
in the province of Havana. Nobody belh-vrs
that fifty thousands persons took part in
the election. Not over T.uOo voted in Havana
city, and the same Indifference prevailed
throughout the province. According to the
census there are to.0U0 persons of electoral
age in the province, 35AMJ being in the city
of Havana. In spite of this, 45,J"0 were in
scribed in Havana."
Referring to elections in other countries,
where only a person who votes is a voter,
and where the returns are made the day
following the election, Li RepuMlca snys:
"In Cuba things are different, and the part
played by the voter is Insignificant. All
depends upon the action of the provincial
BLOW TO TOM JOHNSON.
Tax on $17,250,000 Worth of Corpora
tion Property Remitted.
COLUMBUS, Feb. 1. The State Board of
Tax Registration, consisting of the Gov
ernor, auditor of state and the attorney
general, this morning remitted the tax
placed against the Cleveland franchise cor
porations by the Cleveland Board of Equal
ization, on property aggregating $17,250,(XX.
They do this because the Board of Equali
zation, in adding this amount to the cor
porations have applied the principles of
the Nlchol law, which specifically applies
to all telephone, telegraph and express
companies. The corporations that get this
reduction are the Cleveland Electric Rail
way Company, Cleveland City Railway
Company, the Cleveland Gas Light and
Coke Company, the People's Gas Light
Company and the Cleveland Electric Il
CLEVELAND, Feb. 1. Referring to the
action of the State Board of Tax Commis
sion in wiping out an aggregate increase of
over J17.000.0O1 to the tax valuation of sev
eral large corporations as fixed by the
Board of Equalization in this city, Mayor
Johnson said to-day: "There is no com
ment to be made, other than all depart
ments will be short of funds this year."
The decision will cut on the city for the
year to the the extent of $00,000 or more.
MANY MINERS KILLED
AT LEAST EIGHTY-FIVE MANGLED
BY AN EXPLOSION.
Disaster In the Hondo Collieries in
Mexico Death List Slay Exceed
SAN ANTONIO, Tex., Feb. 1. Eighty-five
miners killed and fifty more burled under
debris is the fearful record made by a dust
explosion at the Hondo mines, In Mexico,
the news of which was received here to
night. At the time the explosion occurred
there were 1G0 miners at work in the mine,
all of whom were entombed by the shaft
being choked up by falling earth and stone
loosened by the explosion. Just how many
are dead Is not at this time known, but at
last accounts received here by wire to-night
eighty-five dead bodies had been recovered.
It is thought that the death list wili be over
The Hondo mines are located at Cohllla, j
at a terminus of a branch of the Mexican (
International road, about 100 miles south j
of Eagle Pass, and are the most important
in that State. Details of the disaster are j
meager, no names of thtj victims being
learned here. j
CAPT. CARTER'S ANSWER
Filed In the Civil Proceedings In the
Chlcngo Federal Conrt.
CHICAGO, Feb. 1. Former Capt. Oberlin
M. Carter's answer in the civil proceedings,
begun some months ago, for the purpose of
impounding certain property said to have
been secreted by his relatives, was filed to
day in the United States Circuit Court.
Other answers were filed by Stanton Carter
and Lorenzo D. Carter, brother and unci1
of the principal defendant. These two deny
generally and in detail the charges that
they have conspired to conceal the funds
which thei.' relative is said to have realized
from his alleged embezzlement of govern
Carter explains his ownership of valuable
bonds and real estate by stating his only
interest in these was received from his
father-in-law, the late Robert F. Westcott,
a millionaire, as whose agent he had re
ceived about $133,1$ In bonds and notes.
Carter also charges his troubles to Capt.
Cassinis E. Gillette, who was his successor
in charge of engineering work in the Sa
vannah district, and the board of inquiry,
which was selected by Gen. John M. Wil
son, whom he considered hostile. It con
sisted of three engineer officers, the major
ity of whom Carter considered prejudiced.
LITTLE FOR DEPOSITORS.
Bank at BclVod, Neb., Literally
Looted by Its Late Cashier.
DAVID CITY, Neb., Feb. 1. Because of
threats to do violence to the Goulds,
cashier and assistant cashier of the broken
Bellwood Bank, Sheriff West stationed ex
tra guards at the county jail last night and
the same is maintained to-nisht. Bank
Examiner Hartwell said to-day that the
farther he progressed in the examination
the more deplorable the condition of th
bank appeared. He doubted if depositors
would realize 5 per cent. The number t
forged notes, too. are daily increasing, 1
being shown thus f;ir, some of th.-rn for
large amounts. Examiner Hartwell finds
evidence that A. H. Gould, the cashier, has
been forging notes for ten or twelve years.
Tt l.n.t.nn, I ri t rt Ptn.rlmantnl T.ln
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from Berlin to Antiverp.
ANTWERP, Feb. 1. Capt. Tartsch Von
Siegfield. the military aeronaut, and Dr.
Linke, who left Berlin this afternoon on a
short experimental trip, were carried away
by a gale and reached here after a five
hours' voyage, when the balloon collapsed. ;
Captain Von Siegfield was killed, but Dr. ,
Linke escaped with several bruists.
Sensntional Humor that an Attmept j
Has Been Made on the Czar's Life.
LONDON. Feb. 2. The Sunday racial !
correspondent in Vienna telcrahs that i
Esenutuanai rcmors were current there last
night that an. attempt had been made upon
ths life af the Czxr, but that no confirma
tion of the reports was obtainable la of
AIMED ÄT k
HILL THAT PROVIDES DEATH PIN.
ISHMENT FOR ASASM3jS,
And ImprUonmrnt for Persons Who
Aftftault Presidents or Those Who
Arc in Line of Succession.
WILL BE PASSED BY CONGRESS
PREPARED II Y THE Jl'DICI AR Y COM
31 ITT EE OF THE HOI E.
Seventh Section Directed Against Ac
itators of the Emma Goldman
Johann Most Class.
L, II. SHAW NOW SECRETARY
INSTALLED AT THE HEAD OF THE
THEAS I'll Y DEPART3IE.NT.
Onth of Office Administered by Mr.
Justice Milrns in the Presence of
Friends and OUlcIals.
Srecial to the Indianapolis Journal.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 1. The subcommit
tee of the judiciary committee, of which
Representative Jesse Overstreet Is a mtm
ber, which has for thfee weeks been con
sidering bills Introduced by over a score of
members of the House pertaining to an
archy, decided on a bill to-day which was
submitted to the entire Judiciary committee
and will be favorably reported to the
House by Chairman Ray, of New York. No
particular bill was selected. The subcom
mittee made a thorough Investigation of all
the statutes, Supreme Court decisions,
numerous reports, the report of the com
mission to revise the laws, etc., and it was
agreed that after a satisfactory bill had
been decided on it would stand as the bill
and the report of the committee.
The first section provides that any person
who kills the President of the United
States shall suffer death. The second in
flicts a death puidshment on any person
who kills the Vice President, or any officer
of tho United States entitled by law to
succeed to the presidency. The punishment
for an attempt on the lives of any of these
officials Is placed at ten years; should he
inflict bodily harm on any of these officials
and the injuries do not cause death, the
punishment is placed at life imprisonment.
The bill further provides that any person
who aids, abets. Incites or conspires with
another to commit either of the above
offenses, thall be deemed a principal of
fender and on conviction be imprisoned
The seventh section is prepared purposely
for the benefit of the advocates of anarchy,
for instance, such people as Emma Gold
man, Johann Most ad their kind, as fol
lows: "Any person who advocates, advises
or teaches the duty, necessity or propriety
of the unlawfully killing or assaulting of
one or more officials of the government,
or of any civilized nation, because of their
official character, or who openly, willfully
and deliberately justifies such killing or
assault, shall be fined $3,000 or imprisoned
twenty years, or both."
A section of the bill provides that, should
any person conspire with others to kill
within or without the United States, the
chief executive or chief magistrate of any
other nation, shall be punished by death;
any person who believes in anarchy will
not be allowed to enter the .United States,
and any person who is a resident of the
United States when the act takes effect,
and is not a naturalized citizen will be re
fused that privlleg-e.
The last section inflicts a death punish
ment on any person who kill: or conspires
to kill any ambassador or minister of a
foreign government who is credited to thU
government while he is in the United
SHAW SUCCEEDS (.AGE.
Is Sworn in and Installed as Secre
tary of the Treasury.
WASHINGTON. Feb. l.-At 10.S0 o'clock
this morning, in the presence of tho chief
officials of the Treasury Department, Sen
ator Dolliver and nearly all ef Iowa's dele
gation In the lower house of Congress, and
other friends, former Governor Let-lie M.
Shaw, cf Iowa, tooK the pre-scribed eath of
office as secretary of the treasury, succeed
ing Lyman J. GaRe. The oath wan admin
istered by Mr. Justice Shiras, of the United
States Supreme Court, in the largest of
the secretary's office rooms in the Treasury
building. As soon as the ceremony was
concluded Secretary Shaw was w irmly
congratulated hy each person present upon
his access to his hiKh office. The retiring
secretary was among the first to grasp lAs
hand, and as he did so taid: "Mr. Serv
tary, I congratulate you and wish for your
administration the hiqh'-st pos-siblc tlgrec
Secretary Shaw responded: "I thank you,
sir. sine rdy, and if my surf ess hall le
anything like that of my predecessor I
shall lc fully satisried."
The new and the retiring secretaries then
recied all ef th officials arid (1'tks in
the Treasury building to the ziun.lt r cf
over two thou-in d. Secretary Gag- has
the love and resp.-et ol the efiUil and
clerks r.f the i'.epa rtmer.t to a r-m.i rka le
decree, as was shown in th' ir la e-taklr.g.
Many e yes w re et and voices treinhled as
the chief they had known and loved wJl
was grasped by the hand prediably for the
Secretary Gae remained in r:ifcrenc
with his successor an hour or more ar.i
then left the department. He will go to
New York to-morrow or Monday to remain
a few days, and in the co;;r- of two or
three weeks will go to FI--rid a for a rest of
two or three months. From that tine hi
movements have not ben drfir.ltely decided
i:p n. but it is altogether probable that he
will return te Chicago and accept the pres
idency of a Urg! trust company.
Secretary Shaw stated to-day that f-r
the present at least he would continue the
pun base of bond for the smklr.5 fund ca
the 1 rt-.-ent basis.
Hill Passed to Prevent Sale of Liquor
to InclillUed Peoples.
WASHINGTON. Feb. l.-YVhtn the Hour
met to-day. a Joint re.-i lv.titn was adopted
to transfer to the library of Culprits the
collection cf rtate reports in po5skn of
the industrial comrr.issic n.
A bill was passed to prant a riht of way
through Oklahoma and In-Üan Territories
to the Enid &. An&darpo lUIL-oad.
The Senate till to prevent the sale ef
firearms, opium and Intoxicating liquor In
tht Neve Hebrides caused torae cood-