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KANSAS CITY, June 7.— Part of
the morning In the trial of Lulu-;
Prince Kennedy for murdering
her husband was taken up In ar
guing the" privilege claimed by.
the State of bringing In testimony bear- .
Ing on the acts, conduct and character of 1
the prisoner previous to : the killing. Tha
defense argued strongly that Inasmuch as,
the plea of insanity' would be made in be
half of .the prisoner, such- evidence was
not relevant. The jury was sent from the
room while the point was argued. Judge
Wofford- finally decided "that such evi
dence could be introduced, and Prosecutor
Hadley resumed the examination of. his
witnesses. \; ! .
The officers who arrested Mrs. Kennedy
and the patrol driver recited the trip with
the prisoner to the jail, but nothing Im
portant was elicited. They said she was
cool. F. W. Herford, the driver, met C.
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tended something in the way of territorial
gain was due to the : fact - that German
capitalists, /were r'i acquiring, -lands ; sur
rounding .- the harbor; where • the German
cruiser * afterward ] came to make - sound-*
ings."- ' • . ¦:- -<':':,:¦.:¦¦-¦¦¦ .\->?:.-jv?
\NEW -YORK, June 7.— The' injunction
proceedings \ brought , : by , George D. ; Mum
ford " and St. . George L. Fox Hltt, who
claim C to be < the ¦ owners of the Ecuador
Development Company, ;¦ to • restrain the
Ecuadorian Association ' (limited), . which,
it vis alleged, wrongfully obtained posses
sion ; of a , majority i of , the 1 stock . of . the
equipment company, from > issuing deben
ture : bonds • in the ; sum of £1,000,000, have
been discontinued. .' '..: • .
An Injunction Abandoned.
LONDON. June' 8.— The Dally Express
publishes the ¦ following ' dispatch ¦ from
Vienna:- : a- band' of brigands' held ? up, a
mall coacli ;'near Retsag., •„ Hungary,
strangled the driver,, maimed the guards,
ransacked the mall bags and escaped with
plunder valued at £5000. . T - .
Guards Are Maimed by the Bandits
- and Twenty-Five^ Thousand
. - ' Dollars Stolen.
STRANGLE j COACH DRIVER
OPELOUSAS.Ala., June 7.— A tornado
passed across the northwestern corner of
this . town at 4:15 o'clock • to-day and al
most completely demolished the extensive
buildings of the Saint Landry Cotton Oil
Mill, killed a white boy aged 14 years and
seriously -injured John \ Zoder, , a young
white man, both of whom were • employed
in the mill; completely demolished the
residences of W. B. Lewis, William C.
Lewis and Steven Melance and damaged a
portion of the office building of the Opel
ousas Ice , and' Bottling 'Works. The path
cf the cyclone was 400 yards wide.-
ings Are Demolished in
Boy Is Killed and a Number of Build-
SMALIi TORNADO RIPS
- THE EDGE OFF A TOWN
Vickers* Sons & Maxim, who allowed
the Bethlehem Company to slip frohi
their hands because of a difference of 60
cents a share. .made an effort on Thurs
day night to buy it from Mr. Schwab. It
is said that their representative went to
him at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York
and offered a price which would have
netted him a profit of 52,000,000, but which
he declined to accept.
PHILADELPHIA.. June 7.— The North
American to-morrow will say: It Is au
thoritatively • stated that Charles M.
Schwab is the real purchaser of the Beth
lthem Steel Company, and that the
United States Steel Corporation, of which
he is president, has no part in the deal.
Schwab Is understood to have bought the
property to protect his own Interests. The
deal ¦ was closed Thursday afternoon,
v.-hen Schwab, through a representative,
bought 80.000 shares -of Bethlehem from
Joseph Wharton and 60.000 shares from
Robert P. Llnderman. This, with 20,000
shares boueht in the open market, gave
him 160,000 out of 300,000 shares into which
the capital stock of the Bethlehem Steel
Company is divided. It was agreed that
he should take the remaining stock on
the same terms upon which the got the
Wharton and Linderman holdings.
It Is known that the price paid Is $24 50
a share, but- that the sellers got some
thing additional' in' the shape of a divl
d«-rd to be divided prior to transferring
tect His Interests.
Control of tlie Company to Pro-
SCHWAB THE PURCHASER
OF BETHLEHEM STOCK
Steel Corporation President Buys
THE WOMAN ON TRIAL FOR
MURDER AND THE HUS
BAND SHE KILLED...
Kills -Woman and Ends His Life.
; ROCKFORD, 111., June 7.— Nels Nelson,
a" farmhand .working | near | Kingston, | en
raged -by the refusal of Mrs. John LedJg,
a wealthy widow, to become his wife, shot
and instantly killed -her. and seriously in
jured her. sister, Mrs. Peter Wing. .When
closely pressed . by ; citizens who pursued
him - Nelson committed' suicide. ' -
Young to Relieve Shafter.
..WASHINGTON, ¦.June -7.— Major Gen
eral. S., B. . M. Young, f who Is now In .this
city, will- assume command of the De
partmentr of ?• Calif ornia" on i the 30th " In
stant; relieving Major .General Shafter,
whose :. commission ;' as .major general of
volunteers :wlll; expire, on; that date.'' z ¦'
American Association Believes It Is
I» Necessary for Discipline, Moi> -
:'. ' ality and Sanitation.
• ST. PAUL, June 7.— By unanimous vote,
although with small attendance, the
American Medical Association this after
noon adopted the , resolution asking for
tho re-establlshment of the army post
canteen. The resolution adopted. is as fol
lows ; , * ¦ '
" "Resolved, • That this body deplores the
action of Congress in abolishing the army
post exchange or canteen, and in the In
terest of discipline, morality and sanita
tion recommends Its re-establlshment at
the earliest possible date." •- ¦ . - •
,-The general sessions of the' association
came. to an end to-day. .To-night at- 10
o'clock a special on the Northern Pacific
carried 250 of the doctors and their wives
on a trip through Yellowstone Park. The
party will - reach /' the Mammoth Hot
Springs at noon Sunday. , . y.
Disastrous Blaze Destroys Houses.
LEXINGTON,, Ky., June ' 7.— The . Otis
cooper - shop ; was burned this afternoon
and the firo communicated to other build
ings so rapidly , that it , waa feared for
some time that the ¦ city would-be laid
in ashes. The fire was beyond control
from 2 to 4 p. m. . Twenty-three houses,
mostly tenements, were destroyed with
their contents. / Loss, « $80,000.
MEDICAL MEN APPEAL
* FOR THE ARMY CANTEEN
¦ ¦ Water- Basins. -, ¦ • ,
. WASHINGTON, -June 7.— The naval
board appointed under the terms of an
a;ct of Congress to examine into the ad
vantages of Lakes Union and Washing
ton, in the State of Washington, near
Seattle, as fresh water basins for laying
up naval. vessels, has made an adverse re
port upon the proposition. . The majority,
composed of Captain Thomas Perry,
senior member; Lieutenant Commanders
G. H. Peters and G. "W. Willlts and En
sign J. W. Ensign, recorder.^ find In sub
stance, after careful examination that,
having in view the best interest and wel
fare of the navy, a fresh water basin in
-this location, separated by some distance
from the naval station on Puget Sound,
would be very expensive to maintain, and
In the end one or the other would have to
¦ The minority of the board, composed
of Captain W. B. Burrellland Naval Con
structor Frank H. Hibbs, make a" strong
plea in favor of the proposed naval basin
and discuss at some length the engineer
ing work which would be required to car
ry out the project.
Naval Board Benders Adverse Report
on Proposition for Fresh
TO T.ATTrTS FOR WABSHIPS
At the time of* his death Hugh Tevls
was not engaged in any business. He was
formerly, a member' of the firm of Co
burn, Tevis & Co., but some little while
ago sold out his Interest to the Whittlers
and did not subsequently, engage in : any
business. At the time of his marriage,
besides the elegant home he was having
Hugh Tevis was the second'' son of Mr.
and Mrs. Lloyd Tevis and brother of Dr
Harry Tevis, Will Tevis, Mrs. Frederick
Sharon and Mrs. Gordon Blanding. /Mr
Tevis was twice married. The first Mrs
Tevis was a daughter of the late Judge
Boalt. After a few years of happy mar
ried life the young wife died, leaving her
husband a daughter, Alice Tevis, who Is
now 8 years old.
Was Twice Married.
From -San Jose Mr. and Mrs. Tevis
went to Del Monte, so as to be near the
magnificent new home -Mr. Tevis was
having built and which he intended as a
home for his bride. Suddenly both Mr.
and Mrs. Tevis became possessed with
the idea that they must have a Japanese
room and garden in.their Monterey home.
With this end In view they decided upon
the ¦ trip to the ¦ Orient which has ter
minated so fatally for one of them.
On the 10th of April Hugh Tevls and
Miss Cornelia Baxter were married. It
was first intended that the ceremony take
place at the Tevis home on- Taylor street,
but, owing to the delicate state of Mrs.
Lloyd Tevis' health, it was feared that
the excitement might prove too much for
her and so it was finally arranged that
the wedding be celebrated at the Palace
Hotel, in the apartments of Mr. and Mrs.
George W. Baxter, the parents of the
beautiful young bride. Although there
were not more than a dozen people at
the ceremony, and those the immediate
relatives of the contracting parties, as
much attention was paid to the details
of the wedding as though all the many
friends of the happy couple were to have
been present. Dr. Harry Tevls person
ally superintended the decorations of the
apartments where the solemn words
were spoken. Thousands of gorgeous
American Beauty roses were used i in
making the room beautiful. The bride's
gown was one of the most magnificent
creations ever seen m this city. Dr. Foute
of Grace Church performed the ceremony
and after -the company had pledged the
health of the newly wedded couple bride
and groom left on a special for ¦ San
Jose, where the first few days of the
honeymoon were spent.
Hugh Tevis' death is the tragic ending
of a romance filled with exciting incidents.
A little over two months ago he met the
lady who to-day mourns him/ - Her won
drous beauty at once captivated the mil
lionaire and three weeks after he met her
he held her promise to wed. in spite of
lhe fact that she was engaged to another
man. Tevis was madly in love with the
girl he wooed and won so quickly. The
few Ehort weeks of the enjoyment were
spent continually at her side. He kept
her rooms at the Palace- Hotel filled with
the choicest flowers. He went" calling
with her upon his most intimate friends -
friends that make up the .exclusive circle
of his mother, and to all he told of his
great and wondrous happiness.
Cause of Death Unknown.
Pending the receipt of particulars It
cannot be conjectured with anything like
certainty in what manner the final sum
mons came. It was rumored " yesterday
that deceased had a weak heart and that
the cause of death was probably heart
failure. Members of the family, however,
deny that Mr. Tevls was ever in any way
troubled with any organic disease, and
are inclined to believe that cholera was
the cause of his untimely end. Several
years ago, when Hugh Tevls made a tour
of the Orient, he was stricken with chol
era and ever since, it Is said, he showed
predisposition to contract maladies of
Hugh Tevis was no more and- that his
widow would leave for San Francisco on
June 29. .
When the message came Mrs. Lloyd
Tevis was at Del Monte. Early yester
day morning Dr. Tevis chartered a spe
cial train and went down to meet his
mother, who decided. to return immediate
ly to her home in this city. With his
usual gentle consideration for his parent,
Dr. Tevis only showed her the first cable
gram, which told of the dangerous illness
of her son, and not until her arrival at
her home was the sad news made known.
Ten Million Dollars in
Bonds Formally j
LONDON, June 7.— Andrew Carnegie
signed a deed to-day transferring $10,000,
000 in 5 per cent United States Steel Cor-
poratlon bonds to trustees for the benefit
of the universities of Scotland. • The
amount becomes • immediately -available,
next ' installment of interest can be used
for the October ' term. ¦". :^"
The trustees are the" Earls of Elgin and
Rosebery, Lords Balfour of. Burleigh
(Chief Secretary for' Scotland), 'Kelvin
Reay and Klnnear, Sir. Henry Campbell-'
Bannerman, N A. J. Balf our, ; James
Bryce, John- Morley,* Sir Robert , Pul
lar, Sir. Henry E. Roscoe,' Thomas'
Shaw. M. P.;. Richard B. ttaldane, M.
P.; the Lords Provost of Edinburgh ¦ and
Glasgow, the Provost of Dunfermllne and
one trustee each from the Scottish uni
versities. • '¦: ¦-•¦ •¦ ¦¦ . :'.*':•: ••-• . ; :
. The deed * contains a preamble • saying
"that Carnegie, having retired from active
business, deems it to be his duty and one
of his highest privileges to administer the
wealth which has come to him as a trust
In; behalf of others, entertaining- the con
fident belief that one of .the best means
¦of .'discharging : that trust is • providing ,
funds for spreading and improving the i
opportunities for scientific research of the
universities of Scotland.'hls native land,
and by rendering the attendance easier. >
A constitution, as.it is' called; is W at
tached to th«$ deed, directing , that half
the income- be devoted • to Increasing .the
facilities for the • study of j science, medi
cine, modern languages, history and Eng
lish literature. The other half is to pay
fees . and • assist students 'In other / ways,
regardless of sex, and in aid of prepara
tory schools,.* evening classes and : otter
means. of education outside the universi
ties.- ¦-- • .-.' . . : -. ''¦;::¦¦.' ...¦•¦ ¦¦'-,¦¦ -.
i ."The details of Carnegie's project arelre
ceiyed •with universal • 'approval. : ¦ • "The
name r of. Carnegie,".-, says rthe:*- Morning
Post, "should • be : regarded " with • profound
esteem, which in time doubtless will be
come veneration,, by' the country he has
so widely^ and \ nobly; endowed." -: ",
W. Prince, her father, at the door of the
Ridge building, where the murder took
place, and he appeared excited.
Leon Winters testified to having seen
Bert Prince, one of the prisoner's broth
ers, In the building neftr Kennedy's of
fice soon after the shooting.
Miss Bert C. Litchfleld testified to talk-,
ing with Bert Prince near the scene a
few minutes after the murder. •
"Did he say anything about the shoot
ing?" asked Prosecutor Hadley.
"Yes," replied the witness.
The defense objected to the witness re
peating Prince's conversation, and the ob
jection was sustained.
Dr. R. ' O. Cross testified to Mrs. Ken
nedy visiting his office in October last,
two months before her marriage with
Kennedy. She' had said her name was
Mrs. Case Patten and that her husband
was a professional baseball player. She
had been recently married to Patten, she
told witness, but did not want the fact
made known, as Patten might lose his
position on the ball team. She stated she
was in a delicate condition, but he. could
not tell positively if this, were a fact and
did not prescribe for her. She came twice
again and asked him for treatment for
her condition, which he refused.
Dr. Cross then told of her calling, on
him a. fourth time, on January 10; the day
of the murder, when she told him that
she was not Mrs. Patten, but she was
Mrs. Kennedy. She asked him to go to
Kennedy and tell him she was still in the
"same condition." She said that Kennedy
Morocco's Sultan Sends
- Gifts to Britain's '
' When : the deputation was officially \ re
ceived at the Portsmouth pier by Admiral
Aldrich i and General Sir . Baker Russell,
the reception .was abruptly suspended to
allow ¦ the ladles> closely .'.veiled,; to pass
down the ¦ gangplank to the sumptuous,
special train, all Europeans being obliged
to retire meanwhile. ...-¦. i .¦••-.-.
During vthe drive In royal carriages
from Victoria station, this city, the ladies
were also carefully, secluded, the carriage
attendants and others turning their backs
while the ladies entered • and left their ve
hicles. . ¦' -¦¦•.•¦• ¦.'••¦¦ v ••.¦:¦¦¦ : .. - ¦: ¦• .•»¦¦;¦
¦ The Embassador; of .Morocco brings
King Edward two irare Atlas Mountain
sheep, -twenty Arab horses .-. and twenty
mules. " The ; official reception .will take
place Monday. . • : -. y ,. , .¦¦¦. ... : : .
LONDON, June 7.— A ; special embassy
from. the. Sultan of Morocco bearing con
gratulations to I King Edward on his ac
cession to \the throne created . consider
able excitement on Its arrival here. : The
embassy, which Is ¦ headed by ; Kaid El
Mohedr El- Menebehi, Minister of War,
numbers twenty-nine persons, .Including
the Embassador's two. wives.- , \ •
intended to bring suit to have their mar- m _^^^^ p^
riage set aside. -¦-»'¦..• »^^^^
"The papers will- be i served to-night,", %
she had said, "and my father will make
me fight the annulment proceedings and
everything will come out." , . '
Dr. Cross went to Kennedy's,, office and •!• — — ; — '¦ ! ' -»J>
delivered his message. Mrs. Kennedy fol- .
lowed the doctor closely, and before the THE WOMAN ON TRIAL FOR
latter had time to . turn away she had n>rrrD™?r> a-kt-i-. mtTr „..„
asked Kennedy if he intended to live with ,. MURDER AND THE HUS
her, receiving a negative answer; and . BAND SHE KILLED.,
began firing at him. -¦ .
William Shaw, at whose house Case 4* — ¦ — '¦ ; — ¦ — — — - •*
Patten had boarded, told of the ball play- • • . . • ,
er and Mrs. Kennedy, being in each oth- ten had taken her ring to Westport N.
er's company a great deal between July Y. : Later she said she had gone to New
and October, 1900, and Mrs. Kennedy's York and got the ring,
calling at the house frequently to find The city physician described the wounds
Patten. , , ' ,„ " on Kennedy's Dody-and the manner of his
City Detective O'Hare testified that death: During the recital of this testl-
Mrs. Kennedy had come to the police sta- : mony Mrs. Kennedy • constantly kept her
tion in October and complained that Pat- face covered and cried. . , • •¦
Cruiser's Presence Off
"Venezuela Not All
LONDON, June, 7.— Whatever- designs;
Germany' may i have toward - possessing
the island of Margarita, Venezuela, the
matter has not , reached that diplomatic
stage where the United States Govern
ment could take official note of It.. Former
United States Minister: Loomis,. who re
cently arrived "here, said to-night: ' ...
"It is no unusual thing to see foreign
warships taking soundings along V the
coasts. So far as I can learn the German
cruiser -Vlnetta was simply doing in the
harbor of the island of Margarita .what
the British and American ships have done
elsewhere in the iwaters of other South;
American countries. 'While it is. true that
the harbor of • Juan Griego "¦- would" offer
splendid facilities for ; any of ' the ; Euro
pean powers as a coaling station;«espe
cially if the isthmus were cut through, I
do. not think there was any- ultimate pur
pose of the kind when. the Vinetta made
her soundings. : - •.:¦'¦ y »••¦ •¦ . ¦?-¦.".
v "When the subject: was first mentioned
last fall .it provoked . considerable Indig
nation ; among S the more bellicose " papers
in Venezuela; but 'as, nothing, appeared to
I come out of it the matter died a' natural
death. >; Within' the last two months the
question. has been rwived,- but it does not
attract % the same attention , in j Venezuela
as^ it appears to , have done In America.
Officially ,1 know nothing about it beyond
what I ¦ saw . in - the : papers, according, to
which it ' appears : that * the German . Gov
ernment r has ; offered a; disclaimer -'to
Washington '¦ against the ;• imputation that
territorial. aggrandizement is . intended." •
"C.'Is . German : influence . of ¦ any , great : mo-'
ment in,. Venezuela?", was asked. ' .--••:¦-;
'^Numerically, ¦ no; but financially, yes,"
LoomiSianswered.,.;"The"number; of ; Ger
man residents ; is small. -As, they ; mostly
retain -German; citizenship they -can hard
ly .be properly i considered 'a factor in the
domestic ; policies of . the country, but , their
Importance '•! Is ' out of - all ', proportion Li to
their- numbers when their/ financial posi
tion is considered.- For instances the first
grounds ? of .:• suspicion 5 that 5 Germany ,* in- ,
It is recalled by those who search for
ill omens in such cases that the great
wedding cake prepared with all the skill
of the confectioner's art came to grief at
the Palace Hotel. A waiter who was car
rying it stumbled and the cake was
dashed to the floor. Its elaborate figures
in frosting were sadly marred. Hasty re
pairs were made by the hotel confection
ers, but the beauty of the cake was
Messages of condolence kept pouring
in at the Tevis home all day, but the
family : denied themselves to all callers.
Out of respect to the memory of Hugh
Tevls the flag of the University Club has
been flown at half-mast.
The news of Hugh Tevis' death was a
terrible shock to his family and friends.
His mother is completely prostrated by
the blow and so are his brother Harry
and hfs sister, Mrs. Gordon Blanding,
who ar,e with her. Will Tevls is in New
York and Mrs. Frederick Sharon in Paris,
where she has made ' her home for many
constructed at Monterey and which, it is
said, he has deeded to his wife, he had a
fine city residence and an elegant place
Storm Prevents Passion Play.
VANCOUVER, B. C, June 7.— The pre
sentation of the "Passion Play" by the
Indians at Chilllwack has been postponed
until to-morrow on account of a heavy
SAN JOSE, June 7.— Charles von Lon»
was instantly killed yesterday while fell
ing trees at Miracle's mill, In the Santa
Cruz Mountains. A large limb fell and
struck him on the head, crushing his
skull. He was 26 years of age.
Killed by a Palling Tree.
LOS ANGELES. June 7.— Unitarian
women from all parts of the State were
present to-day at the annual convention
of the Women's Alliances of the Pacific
Coast. The election of officers resulted
as follows: President, Miss Elizabeth B.
Easton of San Francisco; first vice presi
dent. Mrs. Horace Davis of San Fran
cisco; second vice president, Mrs. Thom
as L. Eliot of Portland. Or. ; third vice
president, Dr. Mariette Marsh of Seattle;
recording secretary, Mrs. E. F. Dinsmore,
825 Capp street, San Francisco; corre
sponding secretary, Mrs. F. N. Fletcher
of Berkeley: treasurer, Mrs. William H.
Baurhyte of Alameda. .; . .::¦ •
Unitarian Women Elect Officers.
LONDON, June 7.— -The English censor
of plays has forbidden the production of
"The First Visit," an English version of
the younger Dumas' "Une Visite de No
ces," in which the American actress Bev
erly Silgreaves was to have played the
leading role, beginning at the Garrick
Theater .Wednesday next. ¦;'.¦- j '
Play Forbidden by Censor.
WASHINGTON, June 7.— Commissioner
of Internal Revenue Yerkes has ruled
that under the revenue reduction act of
March 2, 1901, which will go into effect
July 1, the bonds of contractors for Gov
ernment work will not be required to be
Will Not Bequire Stamps.
Mrs. Lulu Prince Kennedy Keeps Her Face Covered in Court and Cries as
the Prosecution Presents Ali the Damaging Evidence Relating to the
Shooting of the Victim of Her Wrath—Insanity Plea Is Combated
MANILA, June 7.— Senor Dancel, the
representative of the Federal party, who
has been trying to induce General CaJHes
to surrender, returned from Laguna prov
ince to-day. He has been talking with
the rebel chieftain for eight days. Senor
Dancel brought a long document from
Cailles to General MacArthur, in which he
states the terms on which he will sur
render. The nature of the terms is not
known, but Cailles promises to surrender
if they are acceptable at any time and
place designated by MacArthur.
General Chaffee sailed to-day on the
transport Sumner for Legaspi, province
of Albay. and other ports.
General MacArthur will probably sail
for home in July on the transport Sum
ner, which will be fitted up for his use.
He will return to the United States by
wav of Japan and the Pacific Ocean.
Karl Enkelsjon, the Norwegian arrested
some time ago by secret service officers
on suspicion of being a spy in the employ
of the. Filipino Junta at Hongkong, also
accused of embezzlement, was found
guilty of the latter charge to-day and sen
tenced to four months' imprisonment. The
charge of espionage was not pressed.
TRAGIC ENDING OF HUGH TEVIS' ROMAHTIC MARRIAGE.
Trying to Make a Bargain Before
CAILLES SUBMITS TERMS.
CALL BUREAU, 1406 G STREET. N.
•W.. WASHINGTON, June 7.— In order to
establish civil government in the Philip
pines and keep up the fiction of military
government considered necessary to pre^
vent collision with the decisions of the Su
preme Court, the suggestion has been
made that William E. Taft; chairman of
the Philippines Commission, i be given a
commission in the regular army. This
suggestion was advanced at the, meeting
of the Cabinet held to-day, when the
question of establishment of civil govern
ment was thoroughly discussed. If Judge
Taft is given a commission in the army it
would be that of a junior officer, and in
this case he would be ranked by many of
ficers, but it is stated as he is in control,
he would in his civil capacity as Governor
receive all proper recognition.
The question to which special attention
was given, by the Cabinet was:
"How far can the President go in estab
lishing civil government, taking Into con
sideration the Supreme Court decisions
and existing conditions?" •
In some parts of the archipelago mili
tary rule is absolutely essential for the
protection of persons friendly to Ameri
can sovereignty, while .in others peace
prevails and it would be unjust to keep
these districts under a military adminis
tration. It is the desire of the President
to give the Filipinos the largest measure
of self-government consistent with their
capabilities and the situation.
Major General MacArthur, it was again
announced to-day, would be detached
from duty as Governor General of the
Philippines on July 1 and ordered home.
As official statements heretofore made
have indicated that General MacArthur
would only be withdrawn when civil gov
ernment was established, the impression
prevailed at the War Department that
civil government under Secretary Root
would be formally established on that
Special Dispatch to The Call.
Cabinet Considers Plan to
Prevent a Clash "With the
Fiction of a Military
Government for the
JUDG E TAFT MAY
ENTER THE ARMY
WASHINGTON, June 7.— Major G. W.
Ruthers, chief commissary ef the-Depart
ment of Northern "Luzon, ! in' a letter 'to
Commissary General WestOn, dated' April
15, says there are 33S' stations in that-de
partment with about 25,000 troops, and
that the supplying of an army of this size
divided into many stations is much- more
difficult than if it was an army , in one
body. Besides the troops, there were at,
that time several thousand prisoners who'
were being fed by the Government. The
subsistence department,' ¦ he says, -is in
superb condition and many gratifying re
ports are received from all the officers.
General Wheaton has taken occasion sev
eral times to speak in the highest terms
of the commissary department.. '
Major Ruthers devotes considerable
space in his letter to the subject of beef
supply. For the most part the meat ra
tion served the troops is the refrigerated
or frozen beef, although at some of the
interior points where there is neither rail
or water transportation this supply is
necessarily curtailed. He had sent beef
sixty miles into the interior with bull
carts. He noted as a remarkable fact
that this beef was transported through a
country infested with ladrones and small
bands of insurgents, yet the cart drivers
and supplies were not molested. He says
they must have paid toll: to. the' tribal
chiefs, for had the supplies been accom
panied by escorts there would have been
a daily ambush. He says there is need
of, more water transportation, and if he
had it he would use more frozen beef, as
the influence on the sick report Is quite
marked: the more fresh meat used the
better the health of the troops. The na
tive beef, from which the animal" heat is
not entirely departed, is not healthy.
Major Ruthers says the beef stew with
vegetables is the finest component of the
ration ever put into the hands. of troops
and is highly praised by them. He also
says that the standard emergency ration
has given very grood satisfaction. At the
same time, he adds:
"A ration of stew and vegetables, one
pound of hard bread in tin and a tablet of
chocolate. I would put against any so
called emergency ever manufactured, and
it would not cause intestinal irritation, of
which some complaint 's made."
In this connection he mentions the de
mand for sauerkraut. Without abundance
of nutritious food, he said,, the health of
Americans cannot be maintained in the
Luzon climate. The health of Filipinos
living on American food, he says, is much
better than those living on native foods.
Major Ruthers Reports on
Meat -Rations • in the •
Luzon Food-Supply |
Communication Which. Cubans Pub
lished in Violation of a Confidence.
WASHINGTON, . June 7.-During ;the
conference between Secretary Root and
the Cuban y Commission the Secretary
wrote a letter to Senator Platt of Connec
ticut, ' Who introduced . the Platt amend
ment, asking, for his views relative to in
tervention as mentioned In the third
clause of the amendment. Senator Tlatt
replied, and his. letter was furnished to
the commission confidentially by the Sec
retary of War and was incorporated into
and made a part of the acceptance of the
Platt amendment by the constitutional
convention. The letter, however, appeared
in a Havana paper and to-day, was made
public by the War Department. Follow
ing is the>text of the -letter: • .-¦
' I am. In receipt of your letter of • this date,
in . whjch'. you. say that the members of .' the
commission of -the Cuban constitutional con
vention fear that the .provisions, relative, to in
tervention ¦ In the third clause J of the : amend
ment, which has come to bear; my name, may _
have the 'effect of ', preventing, the'-lndeperrd-'
ence of Cuba, and In reality establish a-pro
tectorate or- suzerainty by ' th« -.United States, !
and you request that I express .my .views o£
the question raised. ¦' >•-;'•; - ¦ •¦ -
In reply, I beg to state that the amendment
was carefully prepared with the I object of
avoiding any possible idea that by the ac
ceptance thereof the constitutional - convention
would thereby establish a protectorate or
suzerainty, or In any manner whatsoever com
promise the independence or sovereignty of
Cuba; and, speaking for myself, it seems Im
possible that such an -Interpretation can be
given to the clause. I believe that the amend
ment should be . considered as a whole, and it
ought to be clear on reading that its well
denned purpose is to secure and safeguard
Cuban independence and " set forth at once a
clear idea of the friendly disposition of the
United States toward the. Cuban people and
the express intention on their part to aid them
If necessary, . in the maintenance of said In
dependence. These are my ideas, and , al
though, as- you say, I cannot speak for the
entire Congress ray belief is that such a pur
pose was well understood by that body. Very
respectfully yours, ' O. H.' PLATT.
CALL BUREAU. 1406. G' STREET. N.
TV., WASHINGTON, June. 7.— Cuba! and
its constitutional convention occupied the
attention of the Cabinet to-day for nearly
two hours. General Wood has been in
structed officially to say to the Cubans
that they cannot proceed to form tbeir
government -until the Platt amendment
has been accepted in letter and spirit.
S The latest telegram from General Wood
had convinced Secretary Root .that the
chances : for acceptance of ! the Platt
amendment without a string ~ tied to it
were not good at this time. A false con
struction'has been put not only on the
conversation of the President and Secre
tary Root with the Cuban delegation, but
on a confidential letter -written by Senator
O. H. Platt. author of the Cuban relations
amendment to the, army bill. This letter,
to the astonishment of the Administra
tion, has been . published in Spanish in
Havana, and made to appear as a justi
fication for the Cuban "version" attached
to the Platt amendment when adopted by
the convention. The outcome of the Cab
inet meeting is thus stated by one of
those present: ..'. <
"We feel that it will be some time be
fore the Cubans accept the Platt amend
ment. The determination is that .the
amendment shall be accepted before the
Cubans are allowed -to establish their own
government. It is very, much our affair,
and yet the Cubans are ¦ the ones who are
the losers. They are. losing just so much
time in getting their government going-
We. on the other hand, .will continue mil
itary occupation ! and • control as . at pres
ent.- There are no indications of a change
of policy here, and I am glad to say. that
there are no signs of trouble in Cuba. . In
time the Platt amendment will be adopt
ed, but perhaps not very soon."/
After the Cabinet meeting General
Wood was again informed by Secretary
Root that there were no new instruc
tions, and that the administration would
insist upon the adoption * of the Platt
amendment as prerequisite to the forma
tion of a government, without any
."understandings". teeing attached thereto.
SENATOR FLATT'S LETTEB.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
SAYS UNCLE SAM
Administration Gives Its
Ultimatum to the
No New Government Until
Platt Amendment Is
Watson was one of the early settlers In
this county, having come in the fifties. He
was a native of England. He leaves
three married daughters and two sons,
who will inherit his large estate.
Henry Vogt. the other partner, took no
part in the affair. He was at home, only
a short distance from the scene of th©
tragedy, but his wife held him and would
not let him so.
After the kllllnsr Wisenberger mounted
his horse and rode to Susanville to givo
himself, up. Wisenberger has been re
garded as a good-natured and mild-man
nered man, whose threats directed at a
partner were not to be taken seriously.
George Watson, the dead nnan's eldest
ton, has acted as peacemaker In the quar
rels between the partners. Yesterday he
took the shells out of Wisenberger's gun.
and he always stopped his father when.
the latter attempted to go out to cut the
ditch. It was during his absence that tha
trouble that terminated fatally arose.
SUSANVILLE, June 7.— Pending the r*.
suit of the Coroner's inquest. Benedick
Wlsenberger is held in the Lassen County
Jail for the killing of Thomas "Watson,
with the likelihood that he will have to
face a murder charge. Details of the kill
ing received here to-day make it appear
that it occurred Curing a duel between
the two men, Watson having a rifle and
Wisenberger a shotgun. Wisenberger
claims he did not fire until "Watson had
twice shot at him. The . victim of the
tragedy was 72 years* of age and. in feeble
health. He was one of the richest men in
Lassen County, owning much land and
great herds of cattle.
Wisenberger. Watson and Henry Vogt
were partners in a mining claim situated
on Watson's land. They had a written
contract by which water was to be used
fcfr the mine before Watson could use it
for irrigation, only the waste water being
utilized for the latter purpose. • Watson of
late objected to the terms of this agree
ment and the partners quarreled fre
quently. On Sunday Watson ordered
Wisenberger out of the cabin on his land.
Watson, carrying a spade and a rifle
and accompanied by his son Frank. 17
years of age, went yesterday to the ditch
that conveys the water. Seeing that he
intende<l to cut off the water from the
mine and turn it upon his land, W?sen
berger followed rnd warned him to de
sist. Wisenberger claims Watson fired at
him twice, but missed. Then Wisenber
erer shot and killed Watson. When Frank
Watson saw his father fall he became
frantic and fired at Wisenberger three
times without effect.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
Slayer of the Wealthy Lassen
County Rancher Alleges
Killing of Thomas Wat
; .son Ends a Series
. of Quarrels.
IN FATAL DUEL
WOMAN WEEPS WHILE WITNESSES I
TELL HOW SHE KILLED HER HUSBAND
THE SAN JFKANCISCO- CALL;' SA1UKUAY, JU^V »,' 1901
FOR THE KING
Loss of Vitality
That is what makes so many
people feel "half dead," espe-
cially in warm weather.
Poor appetite, unrefreshing
sleep, easy physical or mental ex-
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and that tired feeling are com-
mon indications of this loss,
which may sooner or later result
in prostrating sickness.
A general tonic is needed.
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