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Willi 10 BUSINESS
legislative Mill of the Nation
I Begins to Grind on
m I Third Day.
H l7ATB DISPOSES OP
H A FEW MINOR MATTERS
JS iase Passes Census Bill With
2jS jout Material Changes. After
Ui Lively Debate.
arajj WASHINGTON, Dec. 0. The session
g tho senate today was chiefly de- j
d. ted to tho formal presentation of
frQ partmontal reports and tho inlrodue
m$. in of bills- The reports have been
ido public from time to time, and
il'I o bills, numbering 352, were chiefly
oirfi! ? the granting of pensions. Senator
SsG 'hnstou of Alabama introduced, a bill
so'JI ?. reimburse farmer Cadets Russell
ft1? Id Weaver, dismissed from the mili
T ry academy for hazing. Ho declared
at their punishment was oxeessive,
id said that every new senator was
onkj j,y being given unimportant as
foments and being restricted in his
Ivilccs. Ho. did not wish to have
!oa c idea go forth that boys' mothers
E ive io look after them after thoy
iter tho military academy,
.noai softer a brief executive session tho
ate. at 1 o'clock, adjourned.
ioia WASHINGTON. Dec. 9. For nearly
'-KSai iq hours the House of Itenrcsenta
J ires todav considered tho bill provid
SUii V or tn,J tnkinsr of tho thirteenth
ti.,11 d subsequent decennial censuses, und
fni- Escd jt without material change.
Mlti om the very outset in tho debate it
jpoai tame evident, that the progress of tho
-tiii! iisiiro toward passage would be im
flls" fled bv numerous amendments und
the "arguments -which they de
viJai Prolonged, animated at limes, heated
(n im wuesiou was precipitated over an
f'Hsfc icndmcut by Mr. Gillct of Massa
th'.m ii'selts. who sought to have the
ft ! oporary census force authorized by
B bill, with the exception of a few
fJ! npr positions, appointed upou the
Sit' is 01 competitive instead of non
Boti tnpeiiti vo examinations.
uJaa At 4:53 p. m. the house adjourned.
.tv : . . .
twSJ 3L TO REGULATE
&M L BAILEOAD SECURITIES
,Jit-A pASiriXGTON. Dec. 9. A far rcach-
Kni f- bill for the regulation of the future
lies of securities by the transportation
n DpenlesJ and telegraph and telephone
lull npanlcs engaged In interstate com
jw'J jve, was Introduced In the senate to
ildiil ' tr T3olllvei'. ono of the authors
a lo 1 the railroad rale laws. It Is uald that
aA M measure represents the administration
;as-rjl if. Ho explained ihc provisions of the
-jii .'as follows.
i Vail The measure Is designed to subject the j
rpj p wrc Issue of .stocks and bonds by trans
m4?i tton companies, telephone and telc
mmH; 'I?'' companies, engaged In Interstate
,,rt-i nmercei to the scrutiny of the govern-
nt of the United States. It Is drawn
lh; theory that these corporations
Jji juld be so organized that there should, be
it and reasonable relations . "T55uveeu
iT r assets and their liabilities. It Is in
n beta t0 Prevent overcapitalization,
ck watering, bond manipulation, and
7 f'slmllar abuses. The effect of it will
Ifjzj, ;to give subllity to the existing volume
rtTi railway securities and at the same time
i trTM m Erd future Issues as to give nor
7i ) values to stocks and bonds.
rV The 1,111 !s applicable to all corpora
mt'iT w'dch are subject to existing laws
thV-i .l"e regulation of interstate commerce
I In addition to telephone and tcle
'P'1 companies engaged In interstate
flt, 13 undertaken In tho bill to make a
v11' of legality by which tlio valld
- .UTi stock a"d bond issues mav be
1 ,V k lg.ctJ- Tliese features of the bill have
f U En draw"n "Without any intention to hln
? ?Tr u 0r embarrass legitimate enterprises.
l!S.Wi ,,f railroad building or railroad
and . .
" g tUMPAOKEE ATTACKS
ionjB j THE CrVTI. SERVICE
anytf- IVASHIXGTOX. Dec. 9. In tho house
ditfj jreprescntatlvei; today the svsteni of ap
iiffra minents approved heretofore, and
neff.j ilcti it is proposed to continue of de
Uobj, HI aIns. 'Itness of an applicant and
reecra; .vine the judgment of tho director of
taut': census to make tho selection rogard
d06! r,the recommendations obtained
? defended by Ir. Crumpacker of In
1 fi WV remarkwl that tho various
thsLj L SftI7Ico rerorm associations did not
rtoClS iT wl,l?t llie'r werc miking about wlicn
fr? rD'.an,lJ temporary census takers
N"22' ?In11 n lhr regular way.
1Ddl , :,Hopbu"1 at In his judgment
ftooj '.census bill and It provisions aro a
Uw i ii llcctli of the pretensions of our
' i Ri'J?", Hc dc-clared that civil aorv
lntHl! L iVC iec,lC(I 1,0 improvcnicnt. and said
,VT L,,had h:,d, "PPoiniod twenty-iivc
,U m l0(1?J" bellor nualliied than
W -Jfi 11 wr commission aro pro
l0,n viL ?hi JS'-imonl In favor of that
irliW ,e aaldl simply '-ownrdlv
;8i'.. ffi,10 avold th0 i-cspoi.slblllties Hint
lps M,rttKo upon thcniselves when they need
p0nendmcnt was losU G5 to 110.
of. k& "o nr of X'fSlnia obtained tho pas-
ott. tlon .?im41ndn,.unt Providing that pop-
'Si "ra f 1 ,Ca 8U dcKlgnat-? tho
' tS' lcs i,m,on anrl foufedcrate
d na les.
aflf ?!i .
f111 FOREST . RESERVE!!
A,g 5 IN EASTERN MOUNTAINS
ffe rnST0N;- Advocates of
oth3 Wlilt m,1!m?n,t of Appalachian and
Ion Vl mountain national forest reserve
d A Ls on from all .Motions of
.,105 itiso comm.,itatos aPP.eard before the
InbW cd SSL1 1 nileultiir.j today and
;l0r.Ve : the rrAt r,appe,al,for u" appropriation
1 SovfinBH0l!i ?f 11,18 b1 reserve.
ir.l Massachusetts was
edW? KftH ,,I,and10er Peakcru wore
m 0 a of OrogJn 10 d Governor Chamber-'f?i,lL..
C lJp CHAIRMAN OF
Sid jft STEERING- COMMITTEE
8UCCCt'(1 lh0 Rlo Senator Al-
st &3r- Itepublloan steorlns coifi-
Co5K Continued ou Pago Two.
it 4f5f -.
UE SAWS IE
Society Leaders of Paris Throng
Court to Hear Defense in i
COUNT BITTERLY DENOUNCED
BY COUNSEL OF PRINCESS
Castellane Said to Have Slan
dered Mother of His Cliil- :
dren for Revenge
PABIS, -Dec. !). French socioty
crowded the courtroom hi the Palace of
Justice today to hear Julcmicr,
speaking iu tho name of tho Princess
dc Sagan, to opposo tho suit, entered
1)3" Count. Boui do Castellane, iu which
he petitions that tho custody of his
three children bo given to his mother,
the Marquis do Castellane. When
Princess dc Sagan, formerly ZMiss Anna
Gould, secured a divorce from tho Count
do Castellane, custody of her children
was awarded to her.
If 3NL Bonnet, speaking for the count,
did not spare Princess dc Sagan a fort
night ago, M. Julcmicr was no less de
nunciatory and bitter in his characteri
zation, on this occasion, of tho count.
Castellane 's solo motive in entering
! this 6uit, ho charged, was hatred of dc
Sagan; the very though of the prince
occupying a place in tho affections
of bis former wife and living in tho
superb mansion on the Avenuo Mnla
d:off goaded de Oastellane to fur'. Tho
count, said M. Julcmicr, did every
thing possiblo to hinder the marriage
of his former wife to dc Sagan and
having failed in this ho was now sock
ing bv every means in his power to
bring discredit upcu the do Sagan house- ;
Defense of Prince.
M. .Tulemicr declared tbat do Sagan
never had been expelled from any club,
and that while in Buenos Ayrcs he did
not lead the adventurous life accredited
to him. These and other accusations,
counsel declared, were base calumnies, j
concocted by tho mainvlio had sqnand- .
ercd tlio fortune of Miss Gould and left
her with debts amounting to $2,200,000 I
to settle. '
f'M. do Castellane has reproached M. j
de Sagan for living humbly in hired I
rooms," continued the lawyer. "Why I
did bo not offer him asylum iu one of j
the bcvcu homes ho continually frc- I
M. Julcmicr then accused, the count
of furnishing mendacious information
to tho Gould family in the hope of
thwarting his rival.
"The jealousy of M. do Castellane,''
he said, "results from the thought that
each dav rankles moro and more that
M. de Sagan is enjoying tho great hap
piness which to him is lost forever."
Gould's Counsel Heard.
M. Julcmier was followed by Mr.
JJousctt, who appeared on behalf of
Georgo J. Gould, brother of Princess
do Sagan, a party in the defense in his
capacity as trustee of tho Gould es
tate. M. Poussett characterized as
abominable and scandalous Count de
Castollane's attempt to besmirch the
reputation of the mother of his chil
dren merely for the purposo of venting
his hatred. The only way in which
tho princess could havo avoided this
suit would have been to submit to ex
tortion and threats, but this she would
not do becauso she had nothing to re
proach herself with and nothing to fear.
"Tho methods employed b3 M. do Cas
tellane ussuredly will bo branded as
they deserve by French justice," ho
said. Tho former countess has been
kind to her husband, so kind that the
Gould family had deemed it advisable
to establish "a trusteeship of the prop
erty to put an end to the impossible
extravagances of the count.
M. Eoussett then said that tho count
recognized himself as incapable of
bringing up his children and that ho.
therefore, desired that they be placed
in tho custody of his mothor. "Tho
count, however," ho said, "would tako
into his own. hands tho ycarlj' incomo
of $60,000 belonging to the children.
This money would melt liko wax before
a fire; tho children never would re
ceivo a cent of it."
Family Upholds Princess.
The Princess do Sagan oujoyod the
esteem and affection of her family, who
were convinced that tho children should
remain with their mother, ft is true.
M. Poussctt continued, that ( Georgo
Gould was somewhat apprehensive when
lie loaned his sister wished to marry
Princo JTcliw de Sagan, because ho
realized that do Sagan was relaU-d to
1 he do Castollanc family, which his sis
ter had just succeeded in leaving. Ho
gave his consent, however, when ho saw
that his sister's heart, was not upon tho
marriage. Tho lawyer said ho was oou
viucod that the de Sagan household
would bo happy, but; if a scandal broke
out George Gould would be tho first
lo ask that tho children bo removed.
Ho concluded by bogging the court not.
to separate the children from their
RE-ELECTION OP IIEYBTJRX
Spaclal to Tho Tribune.
BOISE. Ida., Dec. n.- In a dispatch
from Wallace. B. F. O'Ncil, chairum-.
of the Republican stato committee, if.
quoted as saying thero is no cucatios
as to the re-election of United Stales
Senator Heybum, although other can
didates will no doubt STire to tho po
sition, and he predicts that tho senior
senator from Idaho will bo chosen on
the first ballot when tho Idaho legisla
ture assembles in January. He saj's his
party will redeem its pledges to Un
people by enacting direct ritnarv and
local option laws. He also intimates a
railroad commission law will also bo
passed. This statement from O'Xeil
oliminal.es him from tho senatorial race,
in which it is believed ho was for a
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! Cartoonlets on the President's Annual Message
U' M n
THERE s o '
Douer that 4 - ffi
RUEF'S CASE IS 101
III HANDS OF JURY
Trial Which Uas Dragged for
More Than Three Months
Draws to Close.
SAX FRANCISCO, Doc. 0. The case
of Abraham llucf, charged with bribery
of a former supervisor of this city,
wont to tho jur' at 3;'6G p. m. today.
At 5:45, after having been out two
hours and nine minutes, tho jur3' re
quested and was given permission to
go to dinner by Judge William P. Law
lor, but was ordered to resume delibera
tions at S o'clock.
Throughout the last day of the tTial,
which has required 105 days to bring
to a conclusion, tho courtroom was
crowded with men and women of local
prominence. The unusual precautious
taken after the shooting of Prosecutor
Francis J. Hcncy wero resumed today
in full force, and the spectators, sub
jected to close serutinv before entry,
wore surrounded by a licavy detail or
police at every stage of tho pro
ceedings. Hiram Johnson, ono of the attorneys
who volunteered his services after Mr.
Hcncy was shot, closed the argument
at noon, after an address of two hours
and a half, during which timo ho re
viewed inauy arguments sot forth by
the defense and advanced others of his
own,, seeking to put the caso of tho
proscculion before tho jurors iu tho
form of a closed' connected chain of
events, with tho defcudaut as center.
He charged- that Puof had practically
admitted his guilt upon moro than ono
occasion, and ho maintained that tho
defouao had never shaken the testimony i
of witnesses who charcrcd Jiuef with i
receiving $200,000 from the United !
Itailroads and with givintr former Su
pervisor James L. (Jalla"hor SSo.OOO to ,
be distributed anioug the members of
Tlic instructions of the court worn ;
delivered after a slight delay, aud,
I'ontrary to expectations, occupied but j
I an hour in delivery.
I During tho first hour that the .piry
f remained secluded. Unci paced nervous
! Iv up and down tho aisle, occasionally
! stopping io speak to acquaintances, aud
! of I on sinking into his seat, whore ho
1 appeared bowed in thought, his back
turned lo tho spectators.
Ho'nrv Ach. Hnef's chief counsel,
whoso efforts in behalf of his client
havo several times threatened him with
a penalty of physical collapso, did not
appear in cour 'his afternoon, nnd it;
whs reported Unit he bad been stricken
with pleurisy during tho noon recess as
a result of a cold contracted last night,
after he had completed an- address of
six hours and twenty minutes.
Special to The Tr-lbuno.
WASHINGTON. Dor. 0. Clyde Hnsmus
uen. Sail Lake, was today appointed a
clorl: In the land office and assigned to
Chester Thompson. Fort Laramie, was
appointed a draughtsman In the depart
ment, of labor.
Two postmasters wero appointed in
Idaho today: Laclede, Bonner county,
"William Adnlr; Notus, Canyon county,
Tho followlnp in Nevada were appointed
railway mail clerka today: S. A. Iley
nold. Htlllwnier: W.. F. Carpenter, Wau
velta; .lohn J2. White. Touopuh.
Index to Today's Tribune
r ' ' '"!
-I- Departments. Pago v 1
Society C 4-
-I- -Editorial ; C
4 lutcrmountaln 12 -j-
v Domestic. v !
v Kansas City pollco look for
. "Adam God" 1 -r
-I' Congress gets down to yrlnd of -
business 1 r
j Alleged agents of Kleran trj' to ,
-I- effect compromlso 1
i- Conservation of nation's re- 4-
I- sources discussed by leading -r
v men 2
i Speaker Cannon dcnle's that lie Is n
v- czai: of the bouse 14 f
!- Gathering of- notables at rivers
and harbors congress -1
v- Flushes from the wlro 2
- Foreign. :
i- .Dc Sagan's side of tho Castel-
-I- lane-Gould cawo 1
v- Late emperor of China burled 4
with barbaric rltCR 1
'I' More facts about the food trust. 11 !
Health of city is on up grade ... 7
! Shepard applies for writ of ha-
beius corpus 12 I
-;- Des Moines plan Is not under- -J.
: stood ii
4- Smoke-sheep cases still on trlul.lG !
-I Spalding -loses lo tho land board. 1G j
f- Flour combine the latest thing I
out 1G !
4 Little more concerning freight -J.
J. rates 10 4-
! Commercial clubs' convention be-
gins today 1G r
r Col. Sterrett holds another con-
4- ference 1G ! I
5 Sporting News. 4
! Jicstlgouchc wins Onctonta.
4 handicap 13 4
j- American basoball leaguo meotn ;
In New York 13 4-
A' Ivor Lawson forced out of New
York six-day race by team-
4 mate 13 v
SHOT 81 HIS SOI
! WHILE WIH WIFE
Youili of Goldficld Uses Win
oheslor Io Resent Attack
Upon His Mother.
Special to The Tribune.
GOLDFTELD. Nov., "Dec. ' 0 John
Keating was shot through the right side
this evening by ono of his young sons
whilo ho was in the act of abusing his
wife. Tho fathor returned homo from
his place of bueinets, the Senate Bar, '
and at once commenced abusing his '
wife. The couple havo four children. '
i the oldoat M years of age. When the
I wife and mother was thrown to tho
floor and Keating was attacking her,
the boy waruod him and then secured
a Winchester with which he sent bullet
through his father's side, inflicting a
dangerous, but not necessarily fatal
wouud. Tho father then aroso and pur
sued the boy, who fled for protection
to an officer, who noi only refused to
arrest him, but said he would buy him
a suit of clothes for his bravery. Keat
ing was placed in jail by Constable
K1ERAN TRYING 10
Alleged Representatives of His
i Gall Upon Catholics Who
i Are Creditors. j
PITTSBURG, Dec. 9. Several men.
saying they were representatives of P. J.
Kicran. head of tho defunct Fidelity
Funding company of Nov,- York and Chi
cago, were hero today attempting to
compromlso with the several Catholic so
cieties of this diocese who have been nmdo
defendants in suits to collect money
growing out of loans placed through
Kicran and tho funding company.
Ono of the men was clothed in the
garb of a bishop, but It Is said ho ad
mitted that Bishop Canovln had not
recognized him. It Is said to be the
policy of Bishop Canovln not to consider
compromise propositions und to insist
upon prosecutions. Attorneys for the or
ganizations Informed their callers that the
matter was now In the hands of the po
lice and would take Its course.
Charles O'Brien, representing ono of the
soclotles, Informed alleged agents of
Kicran, who said that a society to caro
for all claims was bolng organised, that
no effort to compromise would be considered.
SUIT ENTERED BY
CARNEGIE TRUST COMPANY
I NEW CASTLE. Pa., Dec. I). Suits to
recover monoy alleged to bo duo on notes
which wore dlscountod by tho Fidelity
Funding company of New York havo
been cntcrod in tho Lawrenco county
courts by the Carnegie Trust company of
Now ,York against tho Society of tho
Holy Family, St. Vitus Italian Catholic
church and SL Mary's Polish CaUiollc
church, all of this place.
The amount of notes against the So
ciety of the Holy Family is said to bo
closo to S60.000, and the organization re
ceived $20,000. The St. Vitus church has
notes amounting to $60,000 outntandlng.
for which $30,000 is said to have been
received, and St. Mary's church Iuib notes
aggregating $18,000 against It. upon which
about $8000 was socurbd.
NEW YOHK, Dor. 0 In connection
with the suits brought today against
makers of notes to P. J. Kleran, former
president of tho Fidelity Funding com
pany. It was stated by tho Carncgio Trust
company of tills city that It holds $410,
000 of the- notes of various Catholic so
cieties which were discounted by the
Fidelity Funding company. These not--?,
tho statement Issued by tho Carnegit
Trust company ways, urc secured bv
$(500,000 wtirth of collateral, and the trust
company Is awaiting the action of tho
receiver before attempting to recover.
Thomati F. Cllroy has requested tho
Carnegie company to surrender some of
Its collateral on Tho ground that tho
value of the collateral exceeds tho notes
It holds by about $200,000, but the com
BARRIOS HAS FAIR
CHANCE FOR RECOVERY
WASHINGTON, Dec. 9. Senor Don
Junn Barrios, minister of foreign af
fairs of Guatemala, who was injured
in an automobile accident, j'cstcrdoy,
has fairly good chances of recovery,
according" to statements made tnda3" at
Iho hospital. Tho other members of
tho party who Avcre injured aro improv-
Tho police today endeavored to find
$3300 which Senor Barrios carried in a
poekctbook at tho timo of the accident.
Tho money, it develops, was stolen by
sonic ono who crowded around tho over
turned aiito and its unconscious oc
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T - ' .
Funeral Ceremonies for Late
' Emperor of China Are of
TEN THOUSAND PERSONS
FOLLOW BODY IN STREETS
Personal Property of Priceless
Value Burned, in Accord
ance With Custom.
PEKING, Dec. f). The body of
Kuang Hsu, the late emperor of China,
was today carried with much ceremony
from the hall in the Forbidden City,
whore it has reposed for tho last week,
to the Coal Hill mortuary. It will here
continue to lie in state pending the lo
cation and construction of tho imperial
The cortege, brilliant, -barbaric and
weird in the eyes of western observ
ers, was led by Prince Chun, the regent,
for a short distance from its starting
placo, and as it passed through tho
streets of tho imperial city thousands
of mourners knelt in tho dust until the
coffin was no longer to be seen.
Tho funeral services wero notod for a
strauge mixturo of ancient Chinese cus
toms with western forms and practices,
a fact that shows the progress made in
recent years of modernizing the system
of procedure for imporial interments.
Many of the old grotesque fuuerul
forms that have been observed for cen
turies were toda ignored.
Procession of Ten Thousand.
Tho cortego was accompanied by
G000 mourners and 4000 soldiers. Fully
10,000 xmcn knelt in tho streets of tho
imperial city as the procession went by.
The baby emperor and the dowager
empress Ychonala, widow of Kuang
Hsu, knelt side by side on tho floor ot
tho hall where tho body had been ro
pesing as tho remains started on their
linal journey. Yuan Shi Kai himself,
together with thirty-seven other Chi
nese nobles, followed the imperial cof
iin from the Forbidden City to tho mor-tuar3-.
They walked the entire dis
tance. Foreigners were for the first time
permitted toa witness the imperial fu
neral procession. Almost the entire line
of march .was screened off from tho
gaze- of the public, but Provision was
made for tho foreigners of the city to
occupy points -of vantage.
Fortune Is Burned.
In accordance with an ancient cus
tom, all tho personal ell'ects, clothing,
costly furs, etc., belonging to tho late
Kuang Hsu have been incinerated. This
work has been going ou for a week
past. Tho property thus destroyed was
worth n great deal of monoy. It is
estimated that tho post-mortem expen
ditures in connection with their late
majesties will amount to at least
(3,000,000 taels (equal to about $4,
200,000). This sum will be paid bv the
board of finance and tho board of
rights, but a largo contribution to it
will bo1 obtained also from the treasury
of the lato empress, who is roportod
to have loft fabulous wealth behind
her. All this property reposes in hor
personal troasury, tho building that was
guarded by Gen. Adua R. Chaffee. T7.
S. A,, in 1900, when the allies were in
Because of the anomalous position of
the late Kuang ITsu in tho reigning
family, his resting placo has not yet
been "determined upon, but a commis
sion has left Poking for the eastern
tombs to fix upon the site.
Empress Not Yet Buried.
Tho downger-ompress will bo buried
in the spring, when her mausoleum
shall have boen completed. Her obse
quies will cost as much as those of the
emperor. A vast collection of price
less furs aud other personal property
bolongiug to her was incinerated in her
palace two days ago.
Tho princo regent has been given full
imperial power. The people regard him
as the emperor do facto. His enthrone
mou! will take place at the end of tho
poriod of mourning and all officials will
then mako to him the same obeisance
that thoy have already made to the
infant. Fmpcror Hsuan Tung.
An imperial edict puts an end to tho
ceremonies that havo boon performed
from timo immemorial overy time there
was an eclipse of the moon. The na
ture of those repeated edicts, issued in
l.ho namo of tho dowager-empress,
shows that she is holding hor position
as head of the imporial family in tho
conduct of palace affairs.
YOAKUM POINTS OUT
COST OF THE PANIC
. CHICAGO. Dec. 0. .T. Pierpont Morgan
sat at the banquet board of the Chicago
Association of Commerce tonight while
B. F. Yoakum, chairman of the executlvo
committee of tho Rock loland-Filsco
lines, discussed "Our Country and Our
Mr. Yoakum declared that the panic
of last winter caused a shrinkage In the
payrolls of tho railroads of $1,000,000 n
day, largely as a result of misdirected
agitation against tho roads. He averred
his conviction that an established rail
road policy by tho government is neces
sary, but It must be a stable, centralized
one, under which tho railroads can plan
construction years ahead, fie said 100.
000 miles of rood would hnve to ba built
west and southewst. of Chicago for In
creasing population and commerce. IUUI
roads alone, he said, cannot solve tho
transportation problem of tho country,
but tho government must adopt as broad
and cnmprehenslvo waterways policy ns
has been pursued by capitalists in build
Thomas Burke of Seattle Wash., dis
cussed "Tho Commercial Relationship of
tho Pacific Northwest and tho Orient."
Pino Bluff in Peril.
PINE BLUFF, Ark., Dec. 9. The en
tire eastern end of tho city Is again en
dangered by tho flood waters of tho
Arkansas river. Tho water passed tho
barriers of steel and lumber, causing the
ground to crumble. Unless the river la
checked a number of buildings. Including
the Cotton Holt's shop, likely will be
POLICE LOOK FOB I
''Adam God," Who Figured in H
Deadly Riot in Kansas City,
Makes His Escape.
FIRST DISCIPLE SAYS HE H
WILL KILL MORE POLICE
Other Members of Strange Sect
Tell Weird Story of Their
KANSAS CITY," Mo., Dec. 9. Efforts
of the police today to find John Sharp, IH
hailed by his ten fanatical followers as WM
a second Messiah, fniled to rcvoal his
movements after yesterday's bloodv
fight with the police. The only cine so
far secured is that he went into a negro
barbershop shortly after the tragedy HH
lato 3'estcrday, and had his hair
trimmed and his long beard shaved- El
off. Chief of Police Ahcarn has issued
circulars giving Sharp's description jH
and offering a reward for his capture. Ifl
No other names have been added to ftH
yccsterdav's list of deaths. Policeman Ml
Michael 'Mullane, who was the most ffll
seriously hurt, rallied slightly early in ' lH
the da3', and plrysicians say he has an Inl
even chance for recovery. Sergt.
Patrick Clark and A. J. Seizor, a by- WH
slander who was shot, through the lung, ul
arc both steadily improving. IfH
Pratt at Death's Door. Iflfl
At the General hospital Lords Pratt. ISI
first disciple of Sharp and father of ISI
the girl who was killed, is lying on 11
his cot with his right leg amputated at il
the knee and u bullet in his brain Hl
He persists that he is divinely guided 11
and .upheld, and is bitter in his de- Ifl
nunciation of the police. Regarding
his religious faith bo has little to say iMM
Mrs. Pratt and her four surviving EH
children are detained at police head- H
quarters, and Mrs. Sharp is in jail. "M
None of them exhibit any emotion BlH
when speaking of the death of Lulu 11
Pratt, but calmly assert it was God's
will. The police say the two women H
and the two other girls, Mary and' SAB
Lena, will be charged with murder. lel
Five residents of a mission in the ffiH
north end frequented by Sharp's fol- HI
lowers, are being held for investiga- H
Would Kill More Police. WM
"I am not going to die, I am going hH
to get well and live to kill a few more wH
policemen." That is the assertion of fM
Louis Pratt, self-styled ''Adam God.'; nil
tho religious fanatic who is lying in Iwfl
the General hospital hero, serious v 1MB
wounded in a battle between his fol- ISfll
lowers and the police late vestordav KiH
As a result of the fight Pratt's thir- mm
tcen-year-old daughter, Lulu, and Po- til
liceman Albert Dalbow arc dead and m
two other policemen aro in a critical Eg
John Sharp, known as te Elijah IF.'" Si
and who was the real' head' of tho lit Pi
tie band of religious enthuisasts, is- SI
still at large. Shortly after tho shoot f
ing yesterday he walked into a saloon fjf
and laid down his revolver with the SI
remark, am satisfiod. I give up." hi
As thero wore no pcrlicemen present HI
and no one seemed inclined to tako him I
into custody, Sharp waited a moment. c3
then picked up the weapon, reloaded W
it and walked out. Ho has not been at
Mrs. Pratt, with two of her young ja
daughters, spent last night iu the fif
matron's room at police headquarters, So
but Mrs. Sharp, who fired two of the It
shots that struck Policeman Michael Rf!
Mullane, was confined in the city jail. of
"Died for Her God." I
Mary Pratt, tho eleven-year-old sis If
ter of the dead girl, displayed the gl
same remarkable coolness shown by her 31
eldors, when questioned by the police. MB
She did not cry when told of her sis tfl
ter's death. "She died for her God." pip
was the child's remark. Then the girl Vm
rolated the bist'or- of their wanderings. gS
"You sco w.j got acquainted with ffiffl
this man Shnr,, up in North Dakota," kM
she said. "That must have been two UJg
years ago. This summer wo began fol 'iflB
lowing him. In the house boat wo Biffi
started down the Missouri river. "Wo Has
would stop at oach cir.y and preach and (jBi
sing. Of course wo kids did the fM
singing, and it was great fun. We left; t&
St. Joseph about a week ago and EI
floated down to Kansas City just as U
thoso ice cakes began to appear. wl
"Yes, it got cold on the boat, but If
you know we wero serving tho Lord. Hf
and our Master had to cudnro hard- m
ships when ho was on earth. When wo UWi
stood on the street corners and sang
for tho pcoplo wo felt repaid, for wc JU
knew -wc were doing the Lord's work. Hi
"No. tbey didn't make us children f!i I
sing. Wc did it becauso we loved to KSim
do it. Those big guns which wc carried nDB
were for protection. Papa says this is iftH
a free; country, and we could carry fire -ill
arms if wo wanted to. Then wo needed tflil
guns to kill rabbits and ducks when wc Imm
were floating down with' the current. iJflH
"Did we get hungry?" Tho child
turned her black C3es ou the question 'Wifl
er. "Of course wo did some times, fi-K'fl
but wo didn't mind thnt. Papa and Tfll
mamma went without things to eat, Llf B
Woman IVokes Sta torn out. nil
Mrs. Pralt. iu a statement to an as- tit I
sistant prosecutor, told of tho baud 'a Hf5 H
work. "Mr. aud Mrs. Sharp, our lead- Nvl H
crs," said Mrs. Pratt, "were known htt U
to us as Adam and Eve, and wo be- S1B
lioved their teachings. It was revealed RjtfH
io Mr. Sharp last summer that our fcuj H
meetings were not to be interfered with 3( H
again. Wo armed ourselves, 'If the Bi
police attempt to arrest 3ou, shoot.' rji
said our leader. 'They can't kill me. wM
I'll live forever.' The first I heard Mill
of tho traced- yesterday was when gti
Lulu and Mary came running down, to m M
tho boat, and told mo that the shooting SJM
was going on. fell
"Then tho othaers came and wanted ii I
to tako us nwav, I got my Winchester !
down off tho wall, told Lulu to get a m
gun, and wo all got into a skiff that.
I was tied to tho houseboat. I sat in (fSH
tho bow with my gun in my hand. I -IfM
wasut going to shoot unless T had to, rtvil