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PUFUS L. 1-OGAN, B. S. D.. Editor.
LAUNCH OF THE METEOR
NOTABLE EVENT OCCURS ON
Miss Alice Roosevelt Christens the
. Kaiser's Yacht, Which Glides Into
Water Like Bird on the Wing
President, Kaiser nnd Prince Hen
ry Toasted at the After Luncheon
Good Will in Speeches.
Now York, Feb. 2i. In a driz
zling rain tim! in the presence of
a brilliant assemblage. amidst
cheering and roar of camion
the German emperor's new schoon
er yacht, Meteor, was launched from
Shooters' Island today. Unlike the
weather the arrangements were perfect,
and no untoward incident marred the
occasion. President, Mrs. and Miss
Rosevelt, Prince Henry and the distin
guished party accompanying them were
enthusiasticaly cheered on arriving at
the platform built just back of the bow
of the Meteor.
Without delay, after the greetings
were exchanged. Miss Roosevelt stepped
forward and, taking hold of a silver cov
ered bottle containing German cham
pagne, broke it on the side of the vessel
saying. "In the name of the German yn
peror I christen thee Meteor." Then
taking a silver axe she severed the rope
which released the weights holding the
Meteor. The vessel went gracefully into
the water, with the American flag
breaking out nt the taffrail. American
and German national airs were played,
and from across the craft containing ex
cursionists came enthusiastic cheering.
Prince Henry and Miss Roosevelt were
Prince Henry Immediately after the
launching sent the folowing cablegram
"To the German Emperor. Berlin:
Yacht just launched under brilliant aus
pices. Christened by Miss Roosevelt's
hand. Beautiful craft. Great enthusi
asm. I congratulate you with all mv
heart. (Signed) HEINRICH."
Soon after the launching the presi
dential party and Prince Henry pro
ceeded to the hall where luncheon had
been prepared.' The health of the
Prince was (trunk, and . rince Henry
Kaid: "On this occasion, I wish to call
for three hearty cheers for the presi
dent of the United States, Mr. Roose
velt hip, hip, hooray,"
As Prince Henry spoke he waved his
arms as a signal, and the building shook
with the responding cheers. Then Pres
...ent Roosevelt raised his right hand;
and, when there was silence, said: "I
asK three cheers for the guest who has
already won our hearts. Prince Henry
of Prussia. Now a good one."
President Roosevelt's "hip, hip. hoo
ray" was drowned in the roar of ap
plause that greejed the call for cheers.
Then the prince and president shook
hands warmly, and. as the party started
to leave the hall, some one among the
invited guests shouted. "Mr. President,
I offer three cheers for the young lady,
who has had the honor of launching the
Before the luncheon was given on
the imperial yacht Hohenzollern in
nonor of President Rosevelt by Prince
Henry, a golden bracelet with a picture
of Kaiser Wilhelm set in diamonds was
presented by the prince to Miss Alice
Roosevelt. It was the emperor's gift to
the young lady as sponsor for the yacht
From Shooters' Island. President
Roosevelt and Prince Henry went to the
Hohenzollern, where luncheon was
served. Prince Henry addressed the
president as follows:
"Mr. Roosevelt, you are here on board
as guest of his majesty, the German
Emperor, and I really believe that it Is
the first time a president of the United
States of America has ever been on
board his majesty's ships. Please God,
it may not be the last time. I wish to
thank you most heartily for the recep
tion I have had, from the first day I
landed up to this moment, and it is my
sincere and certain impression that
there Is a strong feeling of personal
friendship arising between us. May it
extend to the benefit of two great na
tions. I propose three cheers for Mr.
The national anthem was played, and
then President Roosevelt replied as fol
lows: "I wish to express my hearty thanks
for the kind words your royal highness
..as expressed on my behalf, and I wish
you to understand it is no empty com
pliment when 1 say your royal highness
has already won a genuine place in our
affections and good will. I highly ap
preciate the fact that his majesty, the
German emperor, has sent you to the
American people, and I thank you per
sonally that you have taken a step
which naturally must knit closer to
gether the two great nations, whose
friendship means so much for the future
welfare of the entire world. To express
finally a personal wish of my own. I
look forward with great pleasure to the
day on which I shall be your guest in
your capacity as admiral on board one
of your battleships. (Cheers for the
Prince Henry expressed his thanks to
Miss Roosevelt, in the first place for
the truly graceful way In which she had
performed the ceremony of the chris
tening of the yacht.
"We sailors are said to be supersti
tious", continued Prince Henry, and
liming to Admiral Evans, he said: I be
lieve, Admiral Evans, we are not; but
however this may be, there wll be a
happy future to this craft from the fact
atone that turning to the building of
the yacht she was built by the hands
of artists, and was at her first appear
ance on the water linked with the name
of a lady. We sailors are used to speak
of our ships as 'her,' and we keep and
treat our ships like our wives. I drink
to the health of Miss Alice Roosevelt."
' During the luncheon cablegrams were
received from the kaiser by Prince Hen
ry, President Roosevelt and Miss Alice
loosevelt. Miss Roosevelt desired to re
ply at once, so the president asked for a
pad and pencil. He began to write the
message, and had written a few words
when Mrs. Roosevelt smilingly took the
pencil from him and added a few words.
She then passed It to MiM Alice, who
completed the message. Thus the cable
gram to Emperor Wilhelm was a Joint
roduetioti of the president, his wife and
VANTAGE FOR THE MERGER.
Supreme Court Declines to Assume
J'.n isdiction in the Northern
Washington, Feb. 23. The opinion
of the supreme court refusing to take
jurisdiction in the Northern Securities
merger case. Is voluminous, but the
greater part of It Is a review of the
history of the case. After reviewing
llie ca:-e at some length the opinion
"The directors of the Great North
cm and Northern Pacific companies
are appointed to represent and protect
not merely the private and pecuniary
interests of the stockholders, but the
rights of the public, at large, which
Is deeply concerned in the proper and
advantageous management of these
public highways. It Is not sufRiclent
to say that an attorney general or gov
ernor, or even the legislature of a
state, can be conclusively deemed to
represent, the public Interest ill such
a controversy as that presented by the
."Even a state when she voluntarily
becomes complainant in a court of
equity, cannot claim to represent both
sides of tlie controversy. Not only
have the stockholders, be they few or
many, a right to be heard through the
ofllccrs nnd directors whom they have
legally selected to represent them, but
the general interests of the public
which might be deeply affected by a
decree of the court arc entitled to be
heard and that when the state is com
plainant, and in a case like the present,
can only be effected by the presence of
the railroad companies as the parties
"Upon Investigation it might, turn
out that the allegations of the bill are
well founded and the state entitled to
relief: or it might turn out that there
is no inention or design on the part of
the railroad companies to form any
combination in disregard of the policy
of the state, but that what is proposed
Is consistent with that policy and ad
vantageous to the communities af
fected. But in making such investiga
tion a court of equity must insist that
both sides of the controversy shall lie
adequately represented and fully
"When it appears to a court that, the
case, otherwise presenting gorund for
its action, cannot be dealt with lie
cause of the absence of the essential
parties, it is usual for a court, while
sustaining objection, to grant leave to
the complaint to amend by bringing
in such parties. But when it appears
likewise necessary and indispensable
that the parties are beyond the reach
of jurisdiction of the court or that
when made parties the jurisdiction of
the court will thereby be defeated, for
the court to grant leave to amend
would be useless."
MESSAGE FROM MISSIONARY.
Miss Stone Cables Family, Telling
of Her Release by the
Boston, Mass., Feb, 26. The first mes
sage from Miss Stone to ner family and
friends was received tonight by her
brother, Charles A. Stone, of Chelsea.
The cablegram told of her release by the
brigands and of her warm welcome by
her Bulgarian friends in Strumltza. It
"Freed, thank God, and well after our
captivity of nearly six months. Yes
terday, Sabbath morning, Mrs. Tsilka
and her 7-weeks-old daughter, Elena,
and I found ourselves left by our ab
ductors near a village an hour distant
from Strumitza. For three hours we
waited for dawn, and then secured
horses and came to this city. Kind
hearted Bulgarian friends rushed from
their houses as soon as they caught a
glimpse of the strange appearing trav
elers, took us in their arms from our
horses, with tears and smiles and words
of welcome and led us into their house.
"Word was quickly sent to friends en
gaged in their morning service at
church, and they came old and young
to greet us. What a thanksgiving to
God for this proof of His faithfulness to
the answer of our prayers for all even
little children had never ceased to
pray lor us, their lost friends.
"Since that hour our waking time has
been crowded with friends from city and
surrounding villages who have brought
ti their heartfelt congratulations for
our deliverance. The Turkish govern
ment did not fall to question us to to
"The governor of the city with his
suite called this morning and again this
afternoon, after the arrival of Dr. House
r.nd his son from Salonica, accompanied
by M. Gargiulo, first dragoman of the
American embassy at Constantinople.
"The last three have come to accom
pany us to Salonica tomorrow, where
Mr. Tsilka awaits his long-lost wife and
their baby. They have brought me a
bundle of letters from mother and my
brothers and dearest friends. This with
unspeskable gratitude to God and to all
friends who, by prayers and gifts have
helped to free us, we begin our life
Quartered With Rector.
Strumitza, Macedonia, Feb. 25. Miss
Stone and Mme. Tsilka are quartered at
the residence of M. Kimoff, the Protes
tant pastor, where they greeted M. Gar
giulo and Mr. House, the missionary,
with considerable emotion. Here they
presented Mine. Tsilka's baby and the
man who had found them on the moun
tains at Gradachor to M. Gargiulo and
During the last fortnight of their cap
tlvty, the ladles have been traveling in
tue mountains. They were hidden in
the day time, and hurried along at night
blindfolded and on horseback. Upon
one occasion, Miss Stone's horse fell
and she was thrown to the ground, but
escaped with a badly bruised knee.
At Sti'uiiiltza, the ladies have bee.n
biis.lv engaged in making dresses for
themselves and the baby. When they
i were found they were clad In native cob
tumes and shepherd s cloaks. The baby
had no proper clothes, but was bw.-iq-dlcd
in pieces of rough materials, such
as the 'mountaineers use for leggings.
The baby has not suffered from the
rigors of the winter. 'i
THE NEWS CONDENSED.
MATTERS OF INTEREST FROM
General Happenings of the Past Few
Days Taken, from the Wires and
Condensed to Suit Of Interest to
All Who Wish to Know What Has
Been Going Ou ia This and Other
Dinicl McCrery, a merchant nt Mar
tlnsburg, la., succeeded Wednesday in
shooting himself while temporarily In
sane. Harold M. Cole, assistant superln
tendant of the East Helena, Mont.,
smelters, shot and mortally wounded
his wife and suicided.
It Is proposed .to establish In New
York city a branch of the Catholic uni
Tersity of America, to be known as the
department of pedagogy.
Asuncion Esquive obtained a major
ity of the electoral votes In the election
for the presidency of Costa Rica. The
flection passed off quietly.
The comptroller of the currency has
declared a dividend of 5.2 percent in
favor of the creditors of the insolvent
First National bank of Neligh, Neb.
Calvin C. Burt, aged 82, a lawyer and
well known in Michigan, died at De
troit Wednesday. At one time he was
private secretary to General Lewis Cass.
The Marquis Ito, who left Naples Jan.
2S en route for Japan, landed at Hong
Kong privately Wednesday and visited
the governor. There was no public
Frank B. Brookman, head of the
Brookman Manufacturing company,
and one. of Chicago's representative
Gorman-American citizens, died of
cancer of the stomach.
The damage suit of Sylvester Simons
against the Minneapolis & St. Louis
Railway company was terminated in
the district court at Mankato by a jury
awarding Simons a verdict for $1,000.
The Illinois pure food commission has
brought suit against fifteen Chicago
grocers for alleged violations of the
statute governing the sale of chocolate
and cocoa, and five for violations of the
provisions regulating the sale of
A cut in the price of distilled spirits
has been announced and now the basis
for finished goodB is $1,228. While
neither the representatives of the trust
or the independent houses will talk con
cerning the cut they both admit that it
is the beginning of a war.
F. W. Cropsey, an employe of Alt
man, Taylor& Co. of Cincinnati, O., was
struck and instantly killed Tuesday at
Des Moines by a switch engine on the
Northwestern tracks while on his way
to work at the power honse of the Des
Moines Street Railway company.
Dr. Levi Cooper Lane, the eminent
surgeon, died in San Francisco Wednes
day. His demise was due to a general
breaking down of the system. He was
the founder of the Cooper Medical col
lege and the Lane hospital. He was 6)
years of age.
The De Windt expedition, bound on
an overland trip from Paris to New
York and which started from the
French capital Dec. 19 last, has arrived
at Yalusk, EastSiberia, from Irkutsk,
Siberia, which place De Windt and his
companions left Jan, 15.
The executive committee of the Na
tional Council of Administration of the
Grand Army has accepted the Washing
ton proposition for the national en
campment provided free quarters for
20,000 veterans are furnished. The date
may be fixed for the early part of Octo
ber. Bob Kelly, once a noted Fenian and
who is said to have served nine years
for shooting James Talbot, an English
government employe, In Dublin, has
been admitted to Bellevue hospital.
New York, where he applied for aid.
Kelly, who Is Go years old, said he was
without funds or friends.
N. Semon, of the Neenah, Wis., Cold
Storage company, whose plant was re
cently destroyed by fire, is conferring
with capitalists of I-aCrosse with the
intention of building a mammoth plant
in that city. The plant recently de
stroyed at Neenah was the largest cold
storage plant in the state.
The Hindoo twin named Dordica.
which was separated from Radica by
an operation, February 9, died sudden
ly in convulsions, due to the advanced
stage of tuberculosis from which she
suffered at Paris. The death of Dor
dica has been concealed from Dadica,
who is making excellent progress.
Albert O. Klein of Chicago, a student
of the University of Michigan, com
mitted suicide by taking prusslc acid.
This is the second suicide among uni
versity students within the last two
weeks. No reason is known for Klein's
act. He left a note saying his life was a
failure, but giving no reason why.'
Chief Postofflce Inspector Cochran at
Washington received dispatches an
nouncing that Hamilton Schuyler, post-,
master at Belleville, O., had abscond
ed and that Thomas H. Holland has
been appointed to take charge. The of
fice Is a presidential one of the second
clasg. The amount of defalcation is
The executive committee of the Sev
enth Day Adventists has decided to
build a sanitarium at Madison, Wis.
The building will cost $10,000 and the
equipment $5,000. Two sites are under
consideration, one on Lake Mendota
and one on Lake Monona. The com
mittee will have another meeting with
in thirty days, and then a selection will
W. Froudflt, a well known mining
6tock broker of Colorado Springs, Wed
nesday posted a notice on the Colorado
Springs mining stock exchange that his
firm wus unable to meet Its obligations.
He was president and treasurer of the
Alamo Gold Mining company, and
treasurer of the Bostwlck Gold Mining
companies at Cripple Creek, which are
Gustav B. Lofberg, for seven years a
member of the crew at the Chicago life
caving station, has been appointed cap
tain at the new station at South Manl
tou island. Captain Lofberg was No. 2
In the Chicago crew. He had been con
tinuously with the crew, except during
the 8pan!sh-Amerlcan war, when he
was In the United States navy. His
successor on the Chicago crew baa not
. .. .
Dock-tailed horses have been exhibit
d to the Maryland legislature to fur
ther the bill prohibiting such mutila
tion. Twelve Princeton students were ar
rested at Trenton, N. J., for painting
class numbers on the battle monu
ment and houses.
Philip Stein Miller of Torre Haute,
hid., became Insane from brooding over
killing a man in self-defense.
The navy department has been in
formed that, the repairs on the battle
ship Oregon nt Puget Sound are prac
tically completed. She will be ready
for duty by March 1.
Wilbur C. Draper, aged 38, who was
to have ben married this week at Hum
boldt. Ind., died while eating dinner on
the day of his wedding. Heart disease
was the cause. Miss Julia K. Wilson,
the intended bride, is prostrated.
Representative Richardson of Tenn
essee has introduced a bill In congress
to refund to religious, charitable, lit
erary and art institutions the taxes col
lected on legacies and bequests under
the operation of the war revenue act
James R. Keene gave $10,000 for the
relief of the poor who suffered In the
blizzard at New York. It was the du
plication of a similar donation made
last winter by Mr. Keene and was sent
to the United Hebrew Charity socie
ties. Chancellor Magie has appointed
Louis Schenck of Somerville, N. J., re
reiver of the Washington Co-operative
bank, a building and loan association
of Newark. The application was made
by the department of banks and insur
ance. Joel W. Hopkins, one of the pioneers
of Putnam county. III., died at his
home, east of Granville. He came to
Illinois in the fall of 1834, when the
state was almost a wilderness, and set
tled on land in Putnam county, upon
which he lived until the time of his
A dispatch from Brussels says that
Austria has decided, in compliance with
the demand made by Great Britain, to
nbolish sugar bounties and to reduce
the Import duty of sugar to 6 francs.
The correspondent declares the adher
ence of Hungary to this decision to be
John R. Hagg of Cumberland, Wis.,
who graduated from the civil engineer
ing department of the University of
Wisconsin last June, was murdered by
natives in the Philippines, Jan. 25. He
had been In the islands sevral months
superintending the construction of a
James Alexander, aged 103 years,
(lied at Springfield, Mo., this week. He
was never 111 until two weeks ago, when
he fell on an icy pavement, dislocating
a shoulder and breaking an arm. He
enlisted in the war of 1812. At the out
break of the civil war Alexander went
to enlist in the Union army, but he was
refused on account of old age.
G. W. Trout, former Implement deal
er of Wichita, Kan., charged with for
gery, left that city two weeks ago. Of
ficers pursued him into Indian Terri
tory and sought to arrest him at Goff.
He resisted and threatened the United
States deputy marshal. An officer
present shot him and he arrived this
week at the Wichita hospital and Is
under the care of a surgeon.
There is a Bchool war in progress at
Westfield, Mass., over the action of the
principal of the high school in suspend
ing three young men because they ate
onions. The principal had cautioned
the scholars several times, but on Mon
day, when three of the boys came to
school with an extra amount of the
fragrance, they were immediately ex
pelled until further notice.
Ex-Judge Rombauer, attorney for the
St. Louis school board, has filed an ap
plication in the Missouri supreme court
for a writ of mandamus to compel the
state board of equalization to assess the
franchises of public corporations at
their full value. The petition alleges
that the state board has not made as
sessments according to the value of
the property of corporations.
Dispatches from Clevland, O., state
that funds for the proposed McKlnley
national memorial are coming in more
rapidly. New York state hopes to re
port $100,000 raised for the memorial
by the meeting on Feb. 26. Knoxvllle,
Tenn., sends a check for $311; Duluth,
Minn., has subscribed $1,500; Youngs
town has given $3,000.
Governor Yates of Illinois has made a
requisition upon the governor of Kan
sas for the extradition of Dawson T.
Seals, wanted at Fisher, 111., to answer
a charge of working a confidence game
upon Marillo Seals. Another requisi
tion was made upon the governor of
Louisiana for the return of Leopold
Gibbs, wanted In Cook county on a
charge of stealing a ring valued at
With the object of diminishing the
number of unemployed in Sweden, the
government has empowered the statt
railways to place large orders with
Swedish workshops subject to consent
of parliament. Other subordinate state
authorities are also encouraged to find
work for the unemployed.
The steamer Benefactor, from Phil
adelphia, which has arrived at New
York, brought two sailors of the
schooner Joseph Pharo, which was an
chored off Atlantic City In a water
logged condition. Captain French of
the Benefactor saw the schooner flying
signals of distress and stood out toward
it. A boat put off from the schooner
and put two men aboard. The captain
and the rest of the crew would Hot
leave the schooner, but said they would
wait there until a tug came to take
them into harbor.
Detectives in the employ of the Un
ion Traction company at Philadelphia
think they have a brother of . Leon
Czolgosz under arrest. A young man
giving the name of Morris Goldberg
was arraigned before Magistrate Smith,
along.with Mrs. Sarah Brown and Ber
tha Leonard. The prisoners are all
charged with conspiring to defraud the
Union Traction company in a suit for
$10,000 damages for alleged Injuries.
At the hearing the case went over.
Goldberg refuses to talk about his rela
tionship to Czolgosz. He resembles
George Eitell, Inventor and manufac
turer of incubators and hay presses,
died at Pinta, Ariz., on a train crossing
the desert en route to Qulncy, 111. He
was suffering from Bright's disease and
had spent the winter on his ranch la
California. - Lately he bad grown
worse and was being brought home to
die. The decedent was born in Ger
many 72 years ago. He amassed a
targe fortune by bis inventions.
NEWS OF MISSOURI
ALL SORTS OF THINGS CAUGHT
FROM THE WIRES.
General Happenings Throughout the
State Prepared for PeruBal
by Busy Readers.
The body of Lou F. Wright, a negro
of Ottawa, Kan., and n member of
Richards I'ringie's Georgia minstrels,
all negroes, was found hanging to a
tree in N?w Madrid, Mo., on the morn
ing of the 17th. The troupe had show
ed In that city to a crowded house and
before the, audience had gotten out
eight white men started up to the stage
through a narrow passageway to get
negro, Wright, who had offeneded two
young white men during the afternoon,
to take him out and whip him. Wright
fired upon them with a pistol and the
lire was returned. A number of women
and children were scared into a panic
during the shooting. Several of the
troupe were slightly Injured. The whole
troupe was placed in Jail, and later five
men went out into the Jail, while a
large crowd waited outside. Sheriff
Stone was overpowered, the keys to the
cells taken from him, and the negro,
Wright, taken out and hanged.
Telegraph Operator in Trouble.
A dispatch from Price, Utah, says:
O. M. Fuller, a telegrapher of St. Jo
r.pph, Mo., and Miss Clara Mathis, a pop
ular young lady of this place, in a Joke
took out a marriage license the day be
fore Christmas. In a Joke an elder of
the Mormon church performed the cer
llcer.se to marry Miss Callie Thorpe, a
license to marry Miss Callie Thorpe a
school teacher. The county clerk re
fused to issue the license and they
went to Provo to be married, the cere
mony being performed there under a
license issued in Utah county. The
bride of the mock marriage has con
sulted the district attorney, who sa.VB
&he is Fuller's legal wife, as also does
the county attorney. It is held it
will take a decree of the court to undo
the supposed mock marriage. Families
of both the. women are prominent.
Call Charges Unjust.
Through the Kansas City transporta
tion bureau, the Kansas City board of
trade has brought suit before the in
terstate commerce commission to se
cure relief from the alleged unjust
freight charges which it is claimed
have seriously crippled Kansas City as
a grain market. The defendants in the
suit are the Santa Fe. Missouri Pacific,
Union Pacific and Rock Island rail
roads. The complaint has been for
warded to Washington by W. P. Trick -ett.
commissioner of the transportation
bureau. Kansas City grain dealers
complain that the abltrary rate of from
1 to 3 cents exacted by the railroads
on all gTain stopped at this market
forces shipments to Chicago, St. Louis
and other cities.
Missouri in Brief.
The St. Clair county grand jury re
turned indictments at Belleville. 111.,
against three of the suspects in the
East St. Ixiuls bank robbery case. The
bills, which charge burglary and lar
ceny, are against Charles Meyers, Syl
vester Savignac and John Harrington.
Meyers and Savignac are in jail at
Belleville, and it is believed that the
Furlong Dectective agency have Har
rington under surveillance here.
The secretary of state issued a cer
tificate of incorporation to the North
American Lead company of Frederick
town, Mo., with a capital of $1,000,000.
The incorporators are J. F. Davidson,
Frank T. Stoneman, L. F. Schofleld,
Charles Lay. F. A. Scofleld and Will
iam D. McCullough of Columbus. O..
and M. S. Cordon, E. R. Darlington and
Elden L. Jordan of St. Louis.
In a decision by Judge Graves the bill
passed by the last legislature putting a
tax on whisky was declared invalid.
At Joplin James Hicks was adjudged
guilty of manslaughter in the fourth
degree and sentenced to two years in
the penitentiary. He killed Charles
Evans, his brother-in-law, In December
A petition is being circulated In
Maryvllle and Nodaway county asking
Governor Dockery to appoint F. M.
Birdsell of St. Clair county to the po
sition of county judge in place of Judge
Peden, who is in jail at Maryville, but
whose resignation was accepted by
Governor Dockery some time ago.
General Frederick L. Funston was
discharged from the hospital at Kansas
City and the same night at Convention
hall, reviewed the Third regiment, M.
N. G. He appeared to be In perfect
health, and took great Interest in the
At St. Louis, Fretwell Shock, aged
IX was held responsible by the
coroner's Jury for the death of 16-year-old
William Ledger, who was shot
and killed last Friday night. The boys
were members of rival "gangs." Young
Shock said he fired In self-defense at
another boy. and hit Ledger by mis
take. Both belong to respectable fam
ilies. Robert H. Snyder, the Kansas City
financier, for whom a bench warrant
was issued by the grand jury, charging
bribery in the Central Traction fran
chise cose, has reached St. Louis from
New York, and has given bond In the
sum of $5,000 to Judge Ryan for ap
pearance in court.
At Kansas City William Prince was
formally sentenced to two years in the
penitentiary. Judge Davis overruled
a motion for a new trial, and the pris
oner decided not to appeal. Prince
was found guilty of complicity in the
murder of his brother-in-law, Philip H.
Kennedy. Prince's sister, who did the
killing, was given a ten years' sentence,
and her father and another brother are
still awaiting trial, for complicity.
A cablegram received by Vice Presi
dent Sylvester of the Kansas City, Mex
ico & Orient railroad, announces the
sailing of President A. E. Stlllwell for
home with $2,000,000 raised in Europe
from the sale of International Con
struction company stock.
A deal was consummated in Kansas
City by which the Riverside Hereford
Cattle company sold its ranch and herd
of pure blood Hereford cattle at Ash
land, Neb., to George R. Ricker, a bank
er of Quincy, 111., for $481,000. The
rattle sold comprise the largest' herd
of pure blood Herefords In tbe woild,
end are estimated- in tbe deal aa be
ing worth $300 COO. .
HOLOCAUST IN NEW YORK
EIGHTEEN PERSONS KILLED IN
Third Disaster Within Short Period
on Park Avenue Blaze Starting'
in Seventy-first Armory Sprands
to Hotel and Five Hunched Guests
are Forced to Flee for Their Lives
New York, Feb. 24. For tbe third
time since New Year's day. Park Ave
nue, In this city, was the scene of the
loss of human life. The first was the
tunnel on Fifty-sixth street and Park
avenue: the second a dynamite explo
sion in the rapid transit subway on
Forty-first street, and the third, today,
was the fire which started In the Seventy-first
regiment armory on Thirty
third street, and then spread to the
Park Avenue hotel, where 18 persons
were killed, and many injured.
It was the worst hotel fire since the
Windsor was destroyed. The fire was
first seen about 1:30 in the morning,
in the armory, and in a remarkably
short time that building was aflame
from end to end. The firemen did all
possible to confine the fire to the ar
mory, but after they had worked near
ly an hour the" discovery was made
that the hotel was on fire. The hotel
wias crowded with gueists, who had
come to attend the festivities in honor
of Prince Henry. More than 500 per
sons were in the house.
The fire was confined principally to
the fifth and sixth lloors near the ele
vator air shaft. About tbe time the
hotel was found to be on fire the
lights went out and corridors wore
filled with smoke. The guests, unable
to find their way through the darkened
hallway, jumped from the windows or
ran directly into the flame-swept por
tions of the buildings. This fact ac
counts for the large loss of life, al
though the hotel was not destroyed.
The list of persons who lost their
lives in the Park avenue lire, or who
have died from injuries received in it.
was compiled late tonight, and is as
Colonel CFMW YPCMFYPW PPPPP
COLONEL CHARLES L. BURDETT,
Hartford, commander First regiment,
WILLIAM J. BERNHARDT, Chica
go. MRS. WILLIAM J. BERNHARDT,
LEE G. CONRAD. New York.
FRDERICK S. HOVEY, Lyons, N. Y.
J. R. HAMES, (not certain, may be
Thomas Home), Denver.
JOHN IVISON. Denver.
MINNIE E. LIGGERT, Denver.
MRS. J. M'MANUS.
CAPTAIN CHARLES O'CONXELL,.
formerly clerk of the supreme court.
EX-CONGRESSMAN GASTON A.
ESTHER SCHLESSINGER. Chicago.
JACOB SPAHN. Rochester.
JOHN O. WALKER. Columbia. Tenn.
COLONEL ALEXANDER M. PIPER,
U. S. A., retired.
MRS. SALOME FOSTER, known as
the "Tombs Angel."
UNIDENEIFIED BODY OF WO
MAN, may bo the wife of Rev. William
PATIENT Bellevue hospital.
The revised list of the injured fol
lows: Lester L. Woodbury, Portland. Me.;
Frank Everhad, agent candy company:
E. S. Hesit. Columbia. Pa: William
Stebbins. Jr., West Indies; Rev. Will
lam S. Boardman, hotel; Perry W. Liv
ingston, Campville, N. Y.; Charlotte
Bennett; Sophia Beach; Emma S. Mey
er, Savannah; Mar. C. Bennett. Den
ver; Mrs. Samuel' H. Hall. Newark;
Miss Anna Hall, Newark; W. B. Brad
ley South Carolina; William D. Hale..
Williamsville, Mass; Sarah Bugham,.
The fire in the armory started on the
third floor, on the Thirty-third street
side, where there was a tier of rooms
occupied by different companies of the
regiment. Within five minutes the
whole structure was beyond saving,
and ten minutes later the roof fell in?
with a terrific crash. There was no
one in the armory at the time except
the janitor and his family. They es
caped by going through the scuttle
hole in the roof, and thence along the
battlements on the Thirty-fourth
street side to safety on the roofs of
the houses to east. This passage waB
attended by much danger owing to the
Icy condition of the roof;
One of the most pathetic incidents of
the fire was the death of Mrs. Calome
Foster, the "Angel of the Tombs."
who, for 15 years, has done service in
behalf of female prisoners In the
Tombs and other city prisons. Mrs..
Foster was the widow of John W.
Foster, and had lived for the last .five
years at the Park Avenue hotel. Her
income, at one time, was considered
large, for the most part was expended
upon the deserving poor.
The Seventy-first regiment armory
cost the state $700,000 to build, and the
loss will be somewhat more. The fire
destroyed the original famous paintings
of Generals Grant, Sherman and Sheri
dan, the $7,000 sword presnted by the
state of Massachusetts for the services
of the Massachusetts volunteers, all the
original war records, the rosters and
numerous other valuable trophies and
Storm in Philadelphia.
New York, Feb. 24. Mail advices
fl'Atn lVl 1 1 1 nV, n on.r 1, !
. " " i. ,, wiu.at oujr luc tilj IS LUII1"
pletely shut off from electrical com-. v
municatlon with the outside world. '
The storm is the most disastrous sleet
storm, as far as wires are concerned',
which ever visited that section. With
in the city limits, scarcely a single
overhead wire is working. Poles are- '
down in all directions, and wires are
dangling from the housetops on nearly
every street, Officials of the telegraph
companies say it will be fully a week
before all the wires are even In a
fair working condition. Four persons-
and twenty-live horsese were killed ire
Philadelphia during yesterday and
last night by coining in coutacf with
the heavily charged wires.
Lato last night the street railway
company operating all the lines was
compelled to abandon the service. By
this morning, however, they succeeded
in running a few cars.
St. Louis Boss Indictee:.
St. Louis, Mo., Feb. ,25. Edward But
ler, St Louis' most; prominent Demo
cratic politician, was indicted today for
attempted bribery in connection with 1
the city garbage reduction contract.