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ITvoi XL.VII. No. 95. Salt Lake City, Utah, Wednesday Moicmre-, Juxy 20, I904-. 10 phges.Fivb Gents.
pioits of Fleet in Red
-i Sea the Cause,
' liplomats, However, Take
fAnother View, Regarding
if Action as Serieus.
; f ki Question of tho Dardanelles May
hot J Affain Become Subject of Dip
tjH lomatic Corresponclenco.
4 ST. PETERSBURG, July 10 Wlth
idjS. it discussing In any way the Interna
ls pnal questions involved, tho newspa
: .rf ire here are all rejoicing over the ex
ngjb oits of the volunteer fleet steamers in
fjf leRcd sea.
cajj) The Novoe Yremya says that there Is
,3 enty of scope for the fleet In Euro-
J&t san, Atlantic and Pacinc waters. By
'?SJ ireatcning to deprive the Japanese of
J rms and munitions it can compel the
tafcj; itachment of part of the Japanese
Ww.: Besides the Smolensk, St. Petersburg
?JyfiS(l Orel, the latter now being lltted
fmk as a hospital ship, only the Kher
"nrfjw, SaratolT and Moskva have a speed
: 'Cjjnineleen to twenty knots. The other
ioM eyen vessels of the licet register
'HS iout thirteen knots Some of the re
m Ktly purchased trans-Atlantic liners
i.flfl Ight, however, be outlined as coin
erce destroyers and six weeks ago the
gsociatcd Press was informed that
tTr was tl,e I)Url)0se lne Admiralty.
u2 J View of Diplomats,
ini'fi The Irst impression In diplomatic
faglrcles here that the action of the Rus
in'ttan vojuntecr lleet vessels in stopping
jiDi't'aJ ships In the Red sea to search
niEwKcontraband of war would not give
iciHf to International complications, is
uiiMfc superseded by the "Impression.
'E?Jj 'h there is good reason to believe
l,-.al Wl founded, that, Instigated by Great
n te main. It will at least lead to an In
of t fchange of views between the powers
Qts'1 gnatory to the treaty of Paris, i-e-'J
Erding the status of the remaining
wVi iips of the volunteer fleet now In the
ff lack sea Thus the old question of the
Mw itrdenelles may again become the sub
ddiy ft of important diplomatic communl
mig ilons. The right of a belligerant to
htftf lit nputi'Al vessels on the high seas
-fflTtf lasccrtain if they have contraband
lEoJte ij board, is not questioned, but the
Mik pht to deLaha them even for a few
Ute airs may be held to render the belllg
aedf nt liable to damages.
ind! SiP61'1111111!' Demands Explanation.
nvi; Germany has called attention to the
asfi Isure of tho mails on board the Prinx
elni-lch in the Red sea, July 15. by the
e'Ui fiolensk, and has requested e?:plana
sthi: 'J13, 'fhese have not yet been given,
, -4 e report of the Smolensk's comman-
. ir not having arrived. The restora-
, m of the mails yesterday was matle
the 5 thout instructions from St. Peters
lanlti fg. Russia having declared comniu
itrbi) tions Intended for the Japanese to
egl-' contraband of war maintains the
toff L". right to examine such mall, but
on il es not contend for the right to take
ap- aeral m:ill addressed to Japan and
t & less peculiar circumstances Justified
whe'sg'scisure of the malls on board the
- psp.nz Heinrlch the act will be dlsa-
to m( AS LONDON VIEWS IT.
sgards Seizure of Ships in Red Sea
apjit i' as Grave Incident,
to aOXDON. July 10 -In British ofllclal
old I1-168 lho recent seizures and ovcr
Jn if tynz of British ships in the Red sea
Im to; ?.the Russian volunteer fleet steamers
jXt-j lolehsk and St. Petersburg are re
ar.d.l' rded as vtny grave international Jn
Wjpents. llvl :Pe selzui-e of the Peninsular and
is tea enuu steamer Malacca by the St.
eet P lefsburg and her arrival in the Suez
i jal as a prize of war. on her way to
mi, on the Baltic, has come as a cli
me. 1 fjuand the Calln5t today Is consider
; the course to pursue.
top. mRt Britons Acknowledge.
1 & e. ?Tlllsh 1a"' ofllcers-. acknowledge
vrriiei W'Bnt of the Russians to seize and
; ain mails provided that only ofiiclal
TIVEJ R"u"catlons are taken, but thoy
&L1 thBn?,,no?,t Ht'vlous view of the status
pubK Uu' Kuesian .ships patroling the
1 YtJ-a' ,f ail' ofllclal action or
k,SaS esi OTsuca, Jt will be chiefly in re-
f Jhe Passage of thcso'erstwhlle
b's-1 nt, lps through 'the Darda-
1 T . .thelr subsequent transforma-
? ln-o ahips of war.
LuCltl1 clrc,cK strong comment is
Iv'of1" KnlV6"1 to Ru3sia's policy In
D-? fih,f ?u 11 ls rcerded as lmpossi
oll iIt ;hcmmanders of the Smo-
hoWS ersburs were given
ffll?D,iin? lhe oclals therefore.
"1 tlh? ?,d ,t0 tne rave conclusion
s"nS ilt UHn 1 Gtvcrnrnent gave Im
b,fl0 nders Ctl01,s to tho Uvo com"
& Use New Plag. .
,e "ve!151?,;10"5 Pve to be. as wo
theSL ?nJC Jular fiJlbustcrs."
callPdt-bJ,f ?RXyUt"v- ""y must
vrH;jS sbone? mug? h?a T)' U,e skul1 and
il3rt I be fired I f , iUn up a,ld they
t tritt-J .noiher eio2?? whenever sighted."
of tft adding to the dan
bd nmJ Si110"0'1 ls the attitude
!5ffc? ;e Points out T ,1,1,e 1al Ma" Ga-
i ches from riS ,C ?a Gtaled ln dls
Coft i SuaiShS0nntlnople the Rus
as 4 ; bd tht . xtju rnomoretse trav-.
OY"ft2 'Turkey asJ"t,fj:iJnI"m regard-
PARKER TO TALK.
Democratic Candidate May Begin Ac
tive Campaign in West.
ESOPUS, N. Y., July 10. The confer
ence of New York Democrats held Inst
night at the Hoffman nousc, New York
City, was the subject of the keenest In
terest here, even to the villagers, who
hitherto have been content In tho
knowledge of Judge Parker's nomina
tion without bothering about any of the
details or gossip connected with his
campaign. The Judge read the news
paper .y-'counta of '.be conference with
close attention, but as usual, without
any comment which could reach the
A report is current that there will be
an effort to get Judge Parker to begin
his active campaign "In the middle Wont
with a sneech at Chicago soon after the
It is understood that Mayor Harri
son of Chicago Is anxious not only to
have the first big gun of the campaign
fired in Chicago, but to have Judge
Parker and W. J. Bryan on the plat
form together on that occasion. Noth
ing definite on that subject can be
learned here, for Jxidge Parker abso
lutely refuses lo discuss any of his
plans subsequent to his notification.
So far as the notification is concerned,
it will be held at Rosemont. Judge
Parker intends to remain here through
out the campaign, .save perhaps for two
or three absences'to make speeches in
large cities, such as Chicago, Phila
delphia and New York, and probably
WHO ARE INVITED.
Bryan, Ex-Senator Towne and Champ
Clark to Be Present.
CHICAGO. July 19. "It is true thai
we are to have a meeting in Chicago on
August 20," said Mayor Harrison to
day, after reading the Associated Press
dispatch from- Esopu? relative to the
opening of the Democratic campaign.
"We Intend- to invite Judge Parker to
bo one of the epeakers. The celebra
tion was originally' set for July 1G. but
we changed the date when we found
it would occur before Mr. Parker and
Mr. .Daviy had received their official
notifications. We hav already invited
Mr. Bryan, ex-Senator Towne and
Champ Clark. They have practically
accepted and we are counting upon
KNIGHTS OF MACCABEES.
Triennial Review Supremo Tent of
World Opens in Detroit.
DETROIT, Mich., July ID. With tho re
adjustment of the -TRtos as the most Im
portant business fSr consideration,- the
triennial rovIaw.C tho-' Supremo Tent
Knights of tho Maccabees of tho World
cpened hero today.
Supremo Commander D. 11. Marker, in
his annual report, says that the mem
bership of the order at the close of tho
three-year term was 3C2.3S5, a net gain
aurlng the three years of 12-1,709.
The report of Supreme Record-Keeper
Altken showed that there have been paid 1
during the past term 515S death clalniH,
amounting to J7.3i7.-I31.
Mr. Altken. who also 1? Supreme Coun
selor of the order, reviewed thp proposed
change in the rates at length, concluding
as follows: "If we wish to be true to
ourselves and to the membership we rep
resent and hope to see the fraternal order
the pride of its membership and pro
tector of their homes, we must provide
for collections equal to the amount dom-t-nstrated
to be necessary by the mor
tality table bxsed on our own experience."
SCARE' AT WORLD'S FAIR.
Lightning Strikes Mexican National
Pavilion, Doing Much Damage.
ST.-LOUIS, July 19. The Mexican
National pavlllion wns struck by light
ning today during a severe storm at the
World's fair grounds. A large number
of visitors were in the building when
the storm broke. The fingstaff and cu
pola surmounting the pavilion wore de-stroyc-d
but the building did not catch
lire. The damage ls estimated at 53000.
There was considerable excitement
among those in the building, but the
visitors' fears were quickly allayed by
those In charge of the building! Fol
lowing the storm there was a drop In
the temperature of 22 degrees.
IN CRITICAL CONDITION.
Mrs. George Crocker Removed From
Ocean Liner Very 111.
NEW YORK, July 19. Mrs. George
Crocker, formerly of San Francisco,
was removed from the North German
Lloyd liner Kron Prinze Wllhehn,
which arrived today, in sjieh a critical
condition of health that It was thought
that she would live but a short time.
Throughout the voyage Mrs. Crocker
was continually under the care , of a
physician arid nurses, powerful stimu
lants being used lo sustain her until
the end of the voyage.
INTO AN OPEN SWITCH.
Atlantic Express on Northwestern
Road Wrecked Two Killed.
STANWOOD, Ia July 19. Tho At
lantic express, casthound on the Chica
go Northwestern railway, ran Into an
open switch, and the engine and four
cars left the track. F.nglneer J. A.
Wells and Fireman E. J I. Carter were
killed and four persons severely in
jured. The danger signal was set, but
the engineer seemingly Ignored it. The
ears struck the power-house, complete
ly' wrecking it and Injuring1 the opera t--or.
Japanese sod Riissiens
Seven Days' Engagement in
the Neighborhood of
Czar's Soldiers Lost 2100 Men and
i Japanese 1200 in Monday's
Contest. NEWCHWANG, July 19: Hard fight
ing has been going on for several days
in the neighborhood of Tong Chu, eight
miles east of Ta Tche Kino. It Is ru
mored that the Russian loss in last
night's engagement was 2100 and the
Japanese loss 1200. The Japanese also
have been In active contact with the
Russians east of Hai Cher.g, where
there have been many minor actions.
All along Kuropatk Ill's front and flank
the Japanese are moving into position,
but the general attack is- being post
poned until supplies and reinforce
ments come to the front. Progress
along the muddy roads and mountain
passes Is slow.
BLOWN UP BY MINES.
Another Version of Rumors of Heavy
CHE FOO, July 19, 9 p. m. A Junk
with eight Russians and fifty Chinese
on board, arrived hero this afternoon,
five days from Port Arthur.
The Russians refused to talk, but the
Chinese sny that on July 11 and 12 the
Japanese, cupturc-d and occupied with
1000 men, one of the eastern forts,
near Port Arthur. Before reinforce
ments arrived the Rusalanscut oft the
1000 troops in the fort and exploded
mines, which resulted in the killing of
every Japanese Koldler there.
The Chinese report also that the night
before they left Port Arthur a Russian
tqrpedo boat sunk a merchant yhip near
Port Arthur, mistaking her for a Japa
' IN PORT ARTHUR.
Residents Confident of Holding- Out
MUKDEN, July 19. A letter received
hero from Port Arthur shows that the
besieged have Implicit confidence ln tho
ability of Lieut.-Gen. Stoessel to keep
out the Japanese. The writer says:
"LleuL-Gen. SCoessel's certainty of
victory has imparted equal confidence
lo all the troops and inhabitants. Maj.
Gen. Fock is now engaged ln resisting
the pressure of the Japanese at our ad
vance positions and the siege will drag
on for a long lime. Gen. Kondratleff is
adding to the fortifications of Port Ar
thur, making them stronger daily. On
hills previously considered impossible
to fortify batteries and Intronchments
have now been constructed, and guns
of both large and small caliber have
been mounted. The co-operation of the
Generals has made Port Arthur ?n in
OUTFIGHT THE RUSSIANS.
Wonderful Efficiency of Brown Men's
Infantry Is Shown.
GEN KCROKrS HEADQUARTERS
IN TUB FIBLD. via F-usan. July iy.
More Russian troops were engaged in yes
terday's battle at Mo Tien pass than In
previous engagements. There were proba
bly double the number or those who took
part In the gin at Yalu river, while op
posed to them were onlv one brigade and
one battalion or tho Japanese forces. The
Russian lo.s Is estimated at 20CO.
The burial of the dead continues. The
Japanese casualties aggregated u')0.
Tho engagement has conspicuously dem
onstrated the wonderful efficiency of the
Japanese Infantry. They proved incom
parably tho better marksmen, more initia
tive, and they outfought and outgen
eraled the Russians on every, point.
Japanese Loss at Mo Tien Pass,
TOKIO, July 19. The Japanese
looses ln the lighting at Mo Tien pass
and vicinity Sunday were 299 killed
or wounded. Gen. Kurokl eftlmntes
that the Ru.vsluns lost more heavily.
TO ASK PAPA'S FORGIVENESS
Couple Just Wedded Begin Trip Home
to Face Irate Father.
, CHICAGO. July 19. Having traveled
I'OOO miles that they might carry on their
eourtshjp without Interruption, C. A.
Gordon and Mlsa Katherine Hucck of
Tacoma, Wash., have been married in
EvanHton, 111. After the ceremony they
began the return trip to the Pacific
coast to seek the forgiveness of Mls-s
Hucek'w father, who had forbidden the
Gordon is a student in a Chicago med
ical school. To bo near her lover and
to educate herself In a way congenial
with ills tastes, Miss Hucek came to
Chicago to tudy an a trained nurse.
The bride la the daughter of J. R.
.Hucek, a wealthy jrraln merchant of Ta
cpnruu . , 1
BEST PEOPLE ON EARTH.
Business Sessions Grand Lodge of
Elks Bog-ins in Cincinnati.
CINCINNATI, July 19. A. J,
O'Brien, Jr.. of Baltimore waselcctcd
grand exalted ruler 'of tho Elks by a
majority of 370 votes.
CINCINNATI. O.. July 19. The busi
ness sessions of .the grand lodge of the.
Benevolent and Protective Order ' of
Elks began today. At the public ses
sion addresses were made by August
Hermann, exalted ruler of the Cincin
nati lodge, and chairman of the com
mittee on arrangements, Mayor
Flelschmannand Gov. Herrlck, with a
response; by Grand Exalted Ruler Jo
seph T. Fanning of Indianapolis.
While the grand lodge was In session
a band contest was held at which
prizes ranging from $250 to $1000 were
oifered The feature tomorrow will be
the parade for which prizes of $f00 each
have been ofTored for the lodge having
the greatest number ln line, making
the best appearance, wearing the most
unique uniform, etc.
In tho balloting for officers the con
test between what Is known as the ad
ministration and the field was spirited.
William J. O'Brien of Baltimore and
Samuel H. Needs of Cleveland were the
contestants for grand exalted ruler.
Eor grand exalted secretary, Fred C.
Robinson of Dubuque, la.: T. II. A.
Burke of Richmond. Va.; Charles Sta
ger of Toledo, and David L. Watson of
Torre Haute, lnd. were the contest
ants. Among the candidates for grand
trustee were Ralph, Phelps of Detroit,
B. F. MeNulty of San Antonio, Tex.,
and J. T. Schussler of St. Paul.
Charles W. Kauffman of Hoboken, N.
J., has no opposition as grand esteemed
There have been various rumors re
garding the absence of Grand Secre
tary Reynolds of Saginaw, and his an
nouncement that he was: not a candi
date for election, but the climax came
tills afternoon, previous to the election,
when retiring Exalted Ruler Fanning
most severely criticized his adminis
tration of the office and caused a sensa
tion in denouncing certain features of
Grand Treasurer Samuel H. Needs,
In his report, criticized the financial
system of the order, He suggested that
various committees should be called to
gether by the grand exalted ruler only,
and that ho should be held responsible
for the business transacted and the
expense coming from such meetings.
He referred to a banquet tendered the
grand exalted ruler by New York lodge
No. 1 on February 16. On that occa
sion fourteen members of the grand of
ficers attended the meeting and turned
in bills amounting to $1860. He also
criticized the statement of Individual
expense." of those who attended Lhe
Baltimoe reunion. He thought the
grand lodges should get down lo a
OLDEST CITY IN WORLD.
Discovered by Excavating- Expedition
CHICAGO. July 19. UdnunkI, the
ancient Adab. perhaps the oldest city In
the world, has been discovered, by the
University of Chicago's excavating ex
pedition In Babylonia.
Thla city has for many years been the
object of search by Orientalists. It is
mentioned ln the codo of Hammurabi,
an early King of Babylonia, which doc
ument was translated recently by Prof.
Robert E. Harper, director of the expo- i
dltlon. He hna Just received the news
here in a cablegram from Prof. E. J.
Banks, field director of the expedition,
who since leaving this country last win
ter for Bismya, in Babylonia, has an
nounced many important discoveries-.
The uncovering of ancient Adab is one
of the most Important archaeological
achievements of recent yearn
Dr. Banks Informed Prof. Harper that
he had found bricks bearing the sylla
bles Ud-Nun-KI at lhe lowei't level of
the ruins-. Ho iy certain that ' these
bricks Identify the city of Adab. With
a force of 120 men he excavated the
ruins at Bismya and found the remains
of four temples, built one above the oth
er, which he named according to the
Kings who built them. The dates be
came earlier until finally the brlclty
identifying UdnunkI were found. Among
the oilier articles which Dr. Banks
found are marble statuca, onyx and
sandstone lamps and many bronze ob-jecly.
NEGROES RflOB A NEGRO.
Depraved Black Brute Run Out of
CRIPPLE CREEK. Colo., July 19.
A mob of negroes today compelled one
of their own race, named Edwards, to
leave the district under threats of
hanging him if Jie remained. They
were Incensed by an exhibition of a
group of moving pictures, for which,
they allege, Edwards posed. The pic
tures represent a supposed criminal as
sault upon a white woman and a chase
of the criminal by blood hounds.
Reestablishes Strike Headquarters.
TOPEKA. Kan.7 July 19. A. E. Ire
land, organizer of the Federation of
Iabor and one of the leaders of the
Santa Fe machinists In their strike, has
re-established headquarters In Topeka.
Mr. Ireland reports everything In good
ohape "or the strikers all over the Santa
Fe system. The officials of the- road
declare they have plenty of good machinists.
Will Appeal From Decision.
NEW YORK." July 1!). At a meeting
of the directors- of the Northern Securi
ties company today James J Hill,
president of the company, was? author
ized to appeal Irom the decision of Judge
Bradford In grunting a preliminary in
junction restraining the distribution of
the company's assets on the pro rata
Plan' . i.i...
" " RICHEST HEIRESS IN ENGLAND TO WED
Announcement is made in London of the engagement of Miss PaUllno- As
tor. only daughter or W. W. Astor. the richest helrewa In England, who ha
been sought ln marriage by a score of titled suiters, to H. H. Spender Clay,
sometimes of the Life Guards, the only son of J. Spender Clay, who made a
fortune out of Hare's ale, who was- instrumental im sending his chum. Lord
Nevill. to jail. C'apt. Clay is also shown In the picture.
Secretary Department Commerce and
Labor Renders Important Opinion.
SAN FRANCISCO. July 19. Immi
gration Commissioner North has re
ceived a decision by Secretary .Victor
IT. Metcalf of the Department of Com-.,
morce and Labor regarding the appeal
of Yee Chlng Ton. landed olt the steam--ship
Doric, May 12. from the refusal, of
the port authorities to admit him Into
the country. This decision .may be
considered to establish a precedent of
Yee Chlng Ton alleged and brought
witnesses to swear that be had been
born in this country twenty-six years
ago. and as a little child was taken to
China, where he was reared and mar
ried. He, claimed free admission into
the United States on the ground that
he whs a free born citizen.
In dismissing the appeal the Secre
tary says, when a child born In the
United States waits until he Is 25 years
of age. establishing himself In his own
country and marries before he attempts
to claim his birthright, is not within
tho reasoning upon which the Supreme
court reached Its decision in the Wong
Kim Ark case.
Forest Reserve Superintendent.
Special to Tho Tribune.
WASHINGTON. July 19. Acting Sec
retary of the Interior Ryan today ap
pointed Columbus C Wain of Big Trail,
Wyo.. superintendent of the Minnesota
forest reserve, to succeed- E. L. War
ren of Cass Lake, Minn., removed.
Wain was- a scaler of logs under Su
perintendent O'Neill during the pact
winter. He was promoted' oin the rec
ommendation of Acting Land Commis
FAVORS THE CANTEEN.
Gen. Carter. Presents Argument for
' 'Pos6 Exchange.
MANILA, July 19. Brlg.-Gen. William
II. Carter, commanding the Department
of Vlsayas, with headquarters at Hollo,
Ju'hls annual' report 'on the establishment
of army posts, speaks as follows: "This
.lias been ' followed' by the usual crop of
s-aloons and disreputable people. With
the well regulated post exchange of
rormer days, weak men had a choice of
evils und generally chose the lesser, tho
pure beer of the exchange. So long as
the misguided Christian women of Amer
ica insist upon carrying the canteen Ques
tion Into politics. , youiiff soldiers, whose
powers of resistance to temptation are
btlow tho normal or are not itrmly exer
cised, will continue to fall victims to the
plagues of wrvloe in India and the orient
generally, namely, drunkenness, disso
lute company and venereal diseases."
BREWERS WALK OUT.
Six -Hundred in San Francisco Strike
for Higher Wages.
SAN FRANCISCO, Juy l'J.-Over 0C0
union bre.werj, employed ln twenty-two
1 breweries, struck today for an advance
of wages from $20 to 422 a week. Tho
men directly affected are employed inside,
the various e-tstnbllshmcnts, the drivers
and other outaido men not having taken
action. Tho secretary of the Urewers'
Protective association says tfiat tho
strlkcrw are not skilled, workmen and
can readily be replaced.
There Is a bit? 'supply of beer on hand,
tho trouble having been anticipated and
;lu brewrl possibly may be shut down.
Th strike Is not unlikely to extend to
ether cltiea hi the state.i
The strikers hav.o been notified that un
less they rturn to work tomorrow, tho
breweries- will -.be- declared - open shops;
.Eogagement of 'Heiress I
it Expected. . I
Captain Henry Sponder-CIay"
Vory Unpopular in Brit
Recamo Notorious in ITevill Scandal,
and Was Forced Out of tha
'Army. V .
NEW YORK. July 19. The recent
announcement in London of the en
gagement of Miss Pauline Astor, only
child and heiress to William Waldorf
Astor's fortune of ? 100,000,000, to Capt.
Henry Spender-Clay, formerly of the
English army, is still the subject, of gos
sip in New York's exclusive set.
The engagement came as a total sur
prise. Capt. .Spender-Clay's devotion
to Miss Astor was known here, but no
one supposed that he had the ghost of
a chance of success. In London Capt.
Spender-Cla3's unpopularity ls almost
as conspicuous as that of Miss Astor's
father. It was the future husband of
Miss Astor who brought about the
social ruin of young Lord William
Nevill, a court favorite, and King fed
ward has never overlooked Clay's need-
icss cuons to persecute nevill. IH
ITamo Linked With. Scandal.
Nevill, who was the fourth son of
the Marquis of Abergavenny, was sen
tenced to. Ave years penal servitude on
the charge of fraud. He and Spender
Clay had been close friends, and Clay
indorsed NevIU's notes, unconscious of jH
the fact that they were notes. Sam
Levis, the famous money lender, sued
Clay for $50,000, the amount, and Clay
exposed Nevill. The scandal became
so great that; Lord Nevill was arraigned tM
ln Bow Street Police court and later
All London blamed the officious Clay JM
for "letting down" his friend, who had
promised to pay the notes within a
year if the affair was kept quiet. Spcn-der-CIay
waa outliving the blight of the
Nevill case when he became Involved-
in the "ragging" scandals at Windsor, : IH
and, at the request of King- Edward, tiM
Capt. Spender-Clay was asked to re
sign from the crack Life Guards.
A subaltern Butler had accused; his
superior officers In the Second Life
Guards of subjecting him to all sortn ,
of Indignities for thel ramuscmcnt.
Capt. Spender-Ciay was one of the men
Routed Out of Bed.
Butler paid in the dead of night he
would be routed) out of bed and1 made
to drink out of horse-troughs or beaten. ,
The subaltern, also accused these junior
officers of upsetting his room, and the?
charges were echoed by privates of the
Lord Roberts ordered Clay's rosigna
lion, but the captain paid no attention
to the commander's request. Then the
King took a hand In these scandals and
ordered Clay's immediate resignation.
Spender-Clay is one of tho richest young -iH
men in London. His father owned a
large share ln the Bass Brewing com
pany, and tltfy immense fortune waa
divided- by Clays sister, Lady Blnj?
ham. Lord Bingham represents Chert
sey dlvlsloru of Surrey in the House of
This Ls not. the llret time one of the
daughters of the house of) Astor has
wedded a British distiller. - Although
Spender-Clay has long since dropped all
connection with the brewery, he Is al
ways spoken of as "Ale" Clay. Mrs. , ll
J. Coleman Drayton, daughter of Mrs.
William Astor. married R. Ogllvie-Hale
after- her divorce from Mr. Drayton.
Haig is a distiller of whisky.
She Is 24 Years Old.
After having her named linked- with' IH
that of every groat catch In Europe,
Miss Pauline Astor's engagement to
Spender-Clay naturally astounds so
clcty here und In Newport. Miss Astor
Is 21 years old and Is one of the richest
young women who over offered Amerl
can millions for a coronet. It was said
that she would wed the Duke of Rox
burghe, who. insteud, married- Miss May wt
Goolet. Like her father. William Wal- jH
dorf Aytor. Ml Astor has never been
an astonishing "hit" in London. Al
though sponsored by the Duchess of
Buccleuch and the Counter Selkirk, the jH
American girl commanded some sensa
tlon, but her father's unpopularity at lfl
court marred her success. Hl
Her intimates were Lady Marjorte
Grevllle. daughter of the Countess of
Wurwick and now Viscountess Helmei- RVJ
lev; Lady Isabel lnnea-Ker and Mfes IH
Muriel White. Miss Ai'tor, who vlriitcd KH
America two years ago. stayed with
Miss Glbbef. a relative, on West Fifty
ninth street. The New York Astors have EH
nothing In common with the trnntv IH
planted branch. Mis Astor alro via
itcd James W. Paul of Radnor, Pa., an
uncle, but the young woman refund
lo meet the youth of Philadelphia, and
when she sailed for London American
society decided' she was the most ar-. Hfl
rogani girl- that had. ever, snubbed it, J HH
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