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THE INDIANAPOLIS JOUENAL.
A CLEAN PAPER FOR CLEAN PEOPLE THE ONLY STRONG MORNING NEWSPAPER IN INDIANAPOLIS V. KEKI.T ESTABLISHED ttAILT ESTABLISHED 1S3A VOL. Mil NO. 145 INDIANAPOLIS, MONDAY MORNING, MAI 25, 1903. PRICE 2 CKXTS. ON IU1LWAT TP.A1NB FIVE CENTS MILLEDANDNAINED 8LVERAL PAR TH 1PAXTS I! FRENCH ALTOMOBILE RACES. Fixe Persons, Incl u ilinu a Woman, Killed, One .Man Burned to Death aad Several Injured. BECORD TIME TO BORDEAUX RENAULT MAKES IT IX EIGHT HOL'RS, TWENTY-SEVEN MINUTES. Gabriel Cuts These Figures Twenty Minutes, Indicating Speed of Sixty Two Miles Hourly in the Country. BUT ONE AMERICAN FINISHES VANDERBILT DROPPED OCT AND SEVERAL DID KOT START. One Woman la the Line Ovation at the Start from Versailles Other Features of the Day. PARIS. May 24. The first stage In the Paris-Madrid automobi e race from Ver sailles to Bordeaux. 343 miles, finished at noon to-day, when Louis Renault dashed at a furious pace into Bordeaux, having made a record run of eight hours and twenty-seven minutes. An hour later M. Gabriel arrived with a still better record of eight hours seven minutes. It Is estimated frum the times made that these automo biles covered sixty-two miles an hour on the road outside the cities. These victories, however, were clouded by scries of accidents, having In one case, at least, a fatal result. At least two cars were wrecked and Marcel Renault, the winner of the Paris-Vienna race last year; Lorraine Barrows, a very well-known au tomobilist, and Renault's chauffeur, were seriously, and it is believed fatally, in jured, while Barrows's chauffeur was killed. Moreover, an unconfirmed report says that a serious accident occurred near Angou leme, In which the two occupants of an automobile, the owner of which is not yet known, were seriously injured and two spectators were killed. This number of accidents has not caused any great sur prise here In view of the number of con teFtants in the race and the great speed ar d power of their machines. The name of W. K. Vanderbilt. Jr.. dis appeared from the reports along the route after Rambouillet, where he passed twenty-eighth in order, at a quarter of 5 this morning', going in fine form. The omis sion of his name from the dispatches from Chartres, the next town on the road, caused some anxiety and brought forth a num ber of Inquiries. It was learned later that he, Henri Fournler and Baron De Forest withdrew from the race together before reaching Chartres. All of them suffered breakdowns, and. having lost three hours, they decided that it was useless to continue. Mr Vanderbilt and Baron De Forest re turned to the Hotel Rltx at 11 o'clock this morning. They laughed and made light of their withdrawal. Foxhall Keene, Tod Sloan tnd W. J. Dannat, the American artist, did not appear at the starting line this morning when their turn was reached and consequently did not take part in the race. C. Gray Dlnsmore is thus the only American left in. Versailles passed a night of wild excite ment. It is estimated that a hundred thousand persons crowded Into the little town to witness the start of the race. Sol diers with fixed bayonets lined the track for some distance from Versailles. A bomb was exploded at 3:35 a. m. as a signal to get ready and immediately Charles Jarrot's car drew Into place. Another bomb was fired at a quarter to 4 o'clock for the start, and then the enormous machine shot for ward amid the shouts of the thousands of spectators. The other cars followed in quick sucesslon. Mme. De Oast, the sole female competitor in last year's Paris-Berlin race, was again the only woman to participate In the present contest. Her machine was decked with flowers and her departure was the signal for a great ova tion. She made a splendid run, passing Ave of her competitors before reaching Char tres. The crowd around Mr. Vanderbilt's machine prevented him reaching the start ing line in time and he was further de layed by a controversy with the Judges, finally starting two minutes late. The last departure was at a quarter to 7 this morn ing. The reports along the route soon showed that Louis Renault was making a great race and before Chartres was reached he bad overtaken ami passed Charles Jarrott and M. Rene De Knyff and gained a lead which he pever after lost. Dispatches from Vendome, Tours and Poltolrs told of his passing through ahead and Bordeaux sent the announcement of his arrival first, at 12:14:45 o'clock. He had beaten Henri Four nier's record of S hours 44 minutes. Charles Jarrott finished second at 12:3u. having covered the course in 8 hours 44 minutes M. Gabriel arrived third at 1:08, his time be ing 8 hours 7 minutes. The other contest ants who made fast time were J. Salleron, 6 hours 40 mlutes; Baron De Craw per 8 hcurs 53 minutes; J. B. Warden. 8 hours' 50 m nutes. and M. Voigt. 8 hours 55 minutes During the afternoon word of the acci dents began to arrive and cast a cloud over th contest. A dispatch from Bordeaux an nounced that Lorraine Barrows had met with a shocking accident near Libourne. seventeen miles fmm Bordeaux, at 1:45 this afternoon. It appears that Mr. Barrows had tried to avoid a dog which was crossing the track, and his monstrous car. No. 5 In the race, struck a tree with terrific force. His chauffeur was killed outright. Barrows himself was picked up unconscious, but still breathing, and was taken to a hospital, where his condition was declared to be crit ical. His car was dashed to pieces. Shortly afterward news came that Marcel Renault had been overturned in a deep ditch beside the road near Coupe, twenty-one miles from Peictiers. and thai he was dangerously in jured. The Autd oblle Club of Bordeaux received a dlspatc . t 4 o'clock saying Ren ault was unconsci , and, It was feared, dying. Louis Renault, Marcels brother, was deeply affected by the news, and at once started back to his brother's assistance. Orders were given tn withdraw all the Ren ault cars from the race. Many lesser break downs and casualties are reported. An early renrt that one of the two brothers Far:nan had been injured Is unconfirmed. Lfct in the afternoon an unconfirmed re port came from Bordeaux that a serious accident had occurred near Angouleme. two occupants of an automobile being thrown out and Injured, and two spectators killed. f names or details were given. The result of the first stage of the race appears to be a draw between the merits of the light and heavy vehicles. Louis Renault drove a light machine, weighing 650 pounds and of thirty-horse power, while Gabriel drove a heavy machine of seventy horse power, weighing 1.000 pounds. The time and position of the winners of the first stage, deducting the time allowance for slowing down inside the cities e as follows: Gabriel, 5 hours 13 minut iuls Renault. 5 hours 32 minute; Sa .ron. 5 hours 46 minutes; Jarrott, 6 hours 51 min utes; Worden, 5 hours 36 minutes, Baron De Crawper. 6 hours 1 minute; Voigt. 6 hours 2 minutes; Barras, 6 hours 12 min utes; Rougier, 6 hours 16 minutes; Mouter, f hours 17 minutes. Dispatches arriving from points along the aourse add to the list of fatalities and acci- dent. The moat terrible occurred near Bonneval. nineteen miles from Chartres. where machine No 243. driven by M. Por ter, was overturned at a railroad crossing and took fire. The chauffeur was caught underneath the automobile and burned to death, while two soldi-rs and a child were killed. A chauffeur was badly injured by an ac cident to his motor car near Angouleme. A woman crossing the road In the neigh borhood of Ablls was run over by one of the competing cars and killed. Mr. Stead and his chauff:eur, who were first reported to have been killed, are still alive. Ai seems that their automobile col lided with another car with which Mr. Stead had been racing for several kilo meters, wheel to wheel, and was complete ly overturned in a ditch near Montguyon. Mr. Stead was caught under the machine, while his chauffe ur was hurled a distance of thirty feet and his head and body badly cut. Mr. Stead was conscious when he was picked up, but complained of suffering great pain. He was conveyed to the near est farm. It is stated that Louis Renault's auto mobile attained at Beourdlere. between Chartres and Bonneval, a maximum speed of bS miles per hour. Bordeaux Is In Mourning-. BORDEAUX. May 24. The illuminations which were fixed for to-night In honor of the automobile race have been counter manded as a sign of mourning for the per sons killed during the contest. s REST OF RACE IN TEH DK TED. French Premier Forbids Its Comple tion on French Soil. PARIS, May 24. In view of the number of accidents, some fatal, in the first stage of the Paris-Madrid automobile race from Versailles to Bordeaux. Premier Combes has forbidden the continuance of the con test on French territory. The second stage of the race, which was to have been continued on Tuesday, in cludes a run over French territory from Bordeaux to the Spanish frontier. Premier Combes's action will probably lead to the races being abandoned. It is reported that the Spanish govern ment also has forbidden the continuance of the race on Spanish territory. Serlons Accident In England. BRISTOL Eng., May 24. A serious mo tor cycle accident occurred here yesterday. The motor swerved Into a crowd of specta tors, two of whom wore killed and many others seriously injured. NEW CITY OF TOE DEAD AMU'HSOV DEDICATES BEAUTIFUL MAPLEWOOD CEMETERY. Three Thousand Persons Attend the Impressive Services Conducted In "God's Acre.' ADDRESS BY DR. J. H. BICKF0RD LESSONS DRAWS POINTING TO THE WAY OF ETERNAL LIFE. Music by a Band and a Mixed Quartet Officers and Plans of the Ceme tery Association. Ftaf? Correspondence of the Journal. ANDERSON, Ind., May 24. Beautiful Maplewood, Anderson's future city of the dead, was dedicated this afternoon with the eloquence of a gifted orator, with prayer that fell from fervent Hps, and with the sweet melody of sacred music. Solemn, impressive and intensely interesting were the exercises that were listened to by three thousand persons. Maplewood, with its wealth of shade and its luxurious meadow land, lies high above the city, a little over a mile north of An derson. It slopes gently from the north, reaching almost to the winding and pic turesque White river. The tract which Is to be devoted to cemetery use includes about 216 acres. A more beautiful spot could scarcely be selected as a resting place for the dead. The master hand of a landscape gardener is already seen in the grounds, and the place is to be made yet more attractive. The Maplewood Ceme tery Association has followed the methods of Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, and other similar organizations, which have proved satisfactory and successful. The officers of the association are Wil liam H. Stanton, president; John P. Sears, secretary; George E. Nichol, treasurer; ex ecutive committee. William H. 8tanton, John P. Sears. John H. Terhune, James J. Nettervllle. Charles L. Henry; trustees, George Lilly. John H. Terhune. William H. H. Quick, James J. Nettervllle, Thomas N. Stlllwell. Albert A. Small, James A. V?.n Osdol. John L. Forkner, James Welling ton. Willis S. Ellis, John P. Sears, George E. Nichol, Charles L. Henry, Dale J. Crlt tenberger, William H. Stanton. The dedicatory exercises took place this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. They were held In a pretty little grove of maples, where seats had been constructed for the accom modation of a large concourse. The prin cipal address was by the Rev. John H. Blckford, of Wllkesbarre. Pa., who was formerly pastor of the First Methodist Church, of Anderson. Governor Durbln was on the programme for an address, but could not be present. William H. Stan ton, president of the association, presided. The exercises opened with music by the Citizens' band, foliowed by a selection by a quartet composed of Mrs. L. L. Langell, Miss Jennie Ross. Mr. L. L. Langell and Mr. H. I Millspaugh. The Rev. William Smith, of the First Baptist Church, deliv ered the invocation. The address by Mr. Blckford was an oration filled with golden sentiment, with words of cheer and hope that are promised In the Christian religion. It was not a sermon, yet it was full of the spirit of the Master. Mr. Blckford talked to a people he had known before. He had shared with them their Joys and their sorrows and told them before of the life beyond the grave. 'While we are gathered here this after noon," he said, "to say some words and coin some memory by which this silent city of the dead shall occupy In our thoughts a dignified and proper place let us be per suaded with the beginning of this hour that we are not nominated to death, but we are candidates every one for eternal life." The speaker congratulated the assembled people on having in their community the men who undertook this great task and pushed it to a successful termination. Fur ther on in his address he said It was easy for a man to become pessimistic. "Perhaps he shall have to struggle a little to be op timistic." he said, "but we are to remember that our energies are to become concen trated; our ml ids are to be exercised; our I neans are iu uv umucu mii t- may learn and practice the lesson of life. I have I heard since the time of my childhood, and I suspect there is no one here this after ! noon who is a stranger to this oft-repeat-I ed utterance, that we are to get ready to I die. But I want to say to you by the au j thorlty of Him who speaks because It is His right to speak and who is the author of all truth, that there is no such thing as that, but we are to be concern d about being ready to live." Again the speaker said: "We shall think of i his place as the city of rest. We shall think of It as the city of peace. We sh til think of it as the place of triumph. We I shall know it as the gate through which we shall pass to be forever In the enjoy ment and fellowship and peacs of the In finite Ood. You pause for a moment and look out over the stretch of green, and you prer iniuugu urw giutrn, miu per chance the question comes. I wonder who it will be?' and reverently and courteously 1 want to say to you that it does not mat ter, for a man who lives has his work al ICON T1NÜED UN' PAGE 2. COL. o.j A PUBLIC SENTIMENT IS VEERING IN MIS DIRECTION. There Is Apparently No Sympathy for the Method Heine Used to Make Him Out a Sinner. THOMAS C. DAY IS CAUSTIC GOOD CITIZENS' LEAGUE MEMBER STRIKES A BODY BLOW. Committee, He Says, Once Considered Employment of a Detective, and Decided Against It. IDENTITY OF SENTINEL MAN CLAIMED THAT JACOB P. Dl'NN AT TENDED CONFERENCES. Smith's Case Will Be Called in Police Court To-Dny Interest Turns to Investigating Committee. Perhaps no topic was read with more In terest or discussed with more feeling yes terday by those who read the Journal than the account of the arrest of the man giv ing the name of "James Smith" on the charge of attempted bribery of Edwin D. Logsdon, of the Board of Works. Most of the people who read the account were ready to shake hands with Mr. Logsdon over his action in bringing about the ar rest of the man who sought to bribe him with the evident intention of getting him into a trap. A great many people have come to the conclusion that the prosecution of Mr. Logsdon as a member of the Board of Works has become persecution and yester day there was an overwhelming sentiment on Mr. Logsdon's side. People who were content a few weeks ago to allow the Coun cil investigation to proceed in an apparent ly fair and Just way and were willing to accept the finding of the committee, what ever it might be, are amazed at the methods that seem to have been employed by some of those seeking to bring to light alleged official corruption. A leading member of the Good Citizens' League makes the open statement that the league itself would hold in contempt such a plan of procedure and when it was mentioned to the members some time ago he says the scheme was rejected. FROWNED UPON BY MR. DAY. Thomas C. Day, a member of the Good Citizens' League, made a rather strong statement last night in reference to the alleged attempt to bribe Edwin D. Logsdon of the Board of Public Works. Being asked what effect the arrest of the alleged St. Louis detective on the charge of attempted bribery would have on the work of the league he said: "So far as this man is concerned I do not know who he is. The league has at various times employed men to examine records and make investigations, but in no instance has the league countenanced or adopted any such course of procedure as announced in this morning's Journal in its account of the arrest. "We have Investigated the records that men have made in official position but have never thought it proper to enter on any such course of procedure as appears to be indicated by the Journal's account. As to the Inquiry before the Council commit tee of Mr. Logsdon's record, the commit tee cannot dismiss the proceedings. It did not begin them and has never made any charges against Mr. Logsdon. It is the settled determination on the part of the committee to take its own time and meth od to say what it has to say about any offi cial." In reply to a question as to whether any one had suggested that a detective be em ployed to help in these investigations, Mr. Day said: "Some time ago a scheme some thing like this one was suggested, but It was not received with favor by the com mittee and was rejected." As Mr. Day indicates, there are many members of the Citizens' League not in sympathy with a fake telegram campaign against public officials and there are men who believe the instigators of the now famous slot machine scheme will find them selves unhorsed In their own territory. SENTINEL MAN'S IDENTITY. After his arrest on Saturday, the "man that calls himself James Smith" told the detectives that among the persons he had been in consultation with since coming to Indianapolis was a representative of the Sentinel. Smith did not knew the man's name, but described him and it was under stood yesterday that Smith had in mind Jacob P. Dunn, an editorial writer on that paper. He said the Sentinel representa tive figured in the conferences that were at tended by James W. Noel, attorney for the Council committee that is investigating the sweeping and sprinkling contracts; Dr. George E. Hunt, secretary of the Good Cit izens' League; Earl Martin, formerly of the News, and others. Edwin D. Logsdon. when seen last night at his home, said there were no develop ments in the case so far as he was con cerned. When the case comes up in Police Court this morning, it Is said a continuance will be asked. In view of the revelations of the past few days, unusual interest attaches to the meeting of the Council Investigating com mittee to-morrow night, when. It Is antici pated, fresh facts will be brought to light. John S. Duncan, attorney for the News be fore the investigating committee, and also attorney for the "man named Smith." promised In the statement he made Satur day for various interests, that there would be "something doing" In Police Court to day. It is understood that no matter what atti tude the committee may assume. Mr Logsdon will Insist that the investigation continue to the end. ROCKEFELLER GIVES $50,000. Washington Christian Asuoclatlon In formed of His Beneflcence. WASHINGTON. May 24.-The Post will announce to-morrow that John D. Rocke feller has given 160.000 to the Washington Young Men's Christian Association. This announcement has been made by Mr. Rock efeller through Mr. H. D. I . McFarland, president of the board of district commis sioners. The gift is conditioned on the completion of a canvass for 00.000 for the association before Jan. 1. i.04. The total amount contributed thus far is raised bv Ilhe ttocseiewi-i BUUW.IIJJUUH tu HU.UW. In submitting the pledge John D. Rocke- L OGSDON GAINER feller. Jr.. writes: "In making this pledge my father desires to make a record of I the fact that he has favorably considered the request made because of the unique j relationship which the Washington Young ; .ien s l nnstian Association Dears to me country at large in that it is national In its scope and not, as Is the case with Young Men's Christian associations in all other cities, wholly local." THEY SHOT AT HOMESTEADERS. Prominent Oklahoma Cattleman Con victed and Others Indicted. GUTHRIE, O. T.. May 24 Frank Speer, a prominent cattleman on trial at Taloga, O. T., charged with shooting at homestead ers with intent to kill, has been convicted. The shooting was the culmination of a fued of long standing between the cattlemen and farmers of western Oklahoma. Frank, Jim and Mort Speer, brothers; George Ivy, William Murphy and Daniel Holcomb have also been Indicted under the federal laws for alleged conspiracy to prevent home steaders taking peaceful possession of their claims. After Frank Speer was convicted the federal cases were continued until next term. A homesteader, James McKinsey, charged with shooting at cattlemen, was acquitted. The prominence of the cattlemen has made ! the case Important. MURDER AND SUICIDE. Italian Woman's Dream of Love Had Been Rudely Dispelled. SAN FRANCISCO, May 24. Anton Cal cagno, a shoemakr, to-day shot and killed Madeline Piccon.1 and then committed sui cide because the woman had left him. The couple had been children together in Italy. The girl married and went to Paris and Calcagno went to 8an Francisco. Cal cagno wrote tempting letters to Mrs. Plcconl. telling her of the life of ease she could enjoy In America, and the woman de serted her husband, bringing her two child ren to San Francisco. Instead of luxury she was forced to work in a factory, while Calcagno lived off her earnings until she revolted. PUSHER BOILER EXPLODES ENGINE ON THE P. A E. WRECKED WEST OF KANE, PA. Brakeman Killed and Four Men In jured, Three Fatally- Caboose Split by the Explosion. ERIE, Pa., May 24. While passing May's siding on a hill west of Kane to-day the boiler on one of the locomotives pushing a Philadelphia & Erie freight train exploded, killing one man and injuring four others, three perhaps fatally. The train was running at the time and the crown sheet of the exploded boiler was blown clear through the caboose, splitting it in two and wrecking It, so that it was set on fire and burned up as the quickest way to clear the tracks. The injured, ex cept the engineer and fireman, were In the caboose. The dead: JOHN CRA1NE. brakeman. The Injured. CHARLES OWENS, conductor. HENRY GARDNER, flagman. W. J- SWARTZFAGER, engineer. PETER CROSSEN, fireman. FORCING THEM TO LEAVE EFFECT OF RUSSIA'S POLICY ON THE PERSECUTED JEWS. One Paper Warns Them that They Have a Year in Which to Become Christians Riots In Warsaw. ST. PETERSBURG. May 24. While it is not intended to imply that the govern ment's Jewish policy aims at stimulating Jewish emigration, observers expect that this will be the result of It. It is note worthy, however, that M. Kronshevan, the editor of the Bessaratz, the anti-Semitic paper of Klschlneff, writing after the mas sacre, oratorically addressed the Jews in an article in this way: "Become Christians and our brothers and enjoy all the privileges of Russian cltiaenshlp. If not, you have one year to go where you please. After that term has expired there must not remain a single Jew in Russia unless he is Christianised, and thereafter entrance to Russia will be forbidden to the Jews forever." M. Kronshevan's defenders Include, be sides the Novoe Vremya and other nation alist papers, the director of the depart ment of police, M. Lopoukhen, who, on re turning from Klschlneff told a leading lib eral Journalist that Kronshevan was "the only man in Russia who had not been bought by the Jews." News has reached here privately from Warsaw that on May 5 the workmen there unfurled red flags, shouted "Down with the Autocracy." and sang revolutionary 6ongs. A thousand men participated ac tively and many more passively in this demonstration. The affair was suppressed by the Cossacks and police. CHARLES i KEEP NAMED ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF TREA9- I'll Y, SUCCEEDING MR. AISLES. Buffalo Man Whose Appointment Pleuses All Concerned Harvard Graduate and Able Lawyer. WASHINGTON. May 24. The appoint ment of Charles Hallam Keep as assist ant secretary of the treasury to succeed Milton E. Aisles, who recently resigned to accept ths vice presidency of the Riggs National Bank, was announced to-day at the Treasury Department. Mr. Keep is a resident of Buffalo. N. Y., and was grad uated from Harvard University in the col legiate and law courses. He is forty years old. Since graduation from Harvard Mr. Keep has been a practicing lawyer in the city of Buffalo, his specialty being along Investment and financial lines. It Is understood that the appointment of Mr. Keep Is satisfactory to both Senator Piatt and Governor Odell. and he has been strongly Indorsed by Congressman Alex ander, of whose district he is a resident. When Secretary Shaw was with the Presi dent In Iowa, several weeks ago. the lat ter signed a blank commission, thus put- ting the matter of the selection of an as sistant secretary in the hands of the sec retary. However, when Mr. Shaw reached the decision that Mr. Keep was his choice for the place, he telegraphed the President to that effect, and has received an answer approving his selection. Mr. Keep is expected to reach Washing ton, take the oath and assume the duties of his office on Wednesday next. As there is to be no new assignment of duties for assistant secretaries. Mr. Keep will have charge of the samo business of the de partment as his predecessor, Mr. Aisles. BISHOP ON WESLEY CHARLES H. FOWLER SAYS WORLD IS BEING WESLEY ANIZED. In Tomllnson Hall Bilrer-Tongsed Prelate Dellvers an Address Be fore Two Thousand People. FOUR TITANS OF THE WORLD HE SAYS THEY WERE NAPOLEON, LOYOLA, SAIL AND WESLEY. Founder of Methodism Saved Three Empires and Liberated Spiritual ity to the People. SKETCH OF THE ANGLO-SAXON BISHOP FOWLER DRAWS IT WITH AN HONEST PENCIL. Drawing: Together of the English-Speaking- Peoples Makes for the Peace of the World. "All the world Is Methodist" was the triumphant motif which rang like a bugle call through the stirring address of Bishop Charles H. Fowler before a great mass meeting of Methodists at Tomllnson Hall last night. The Buffalo prelate, whose silver tongue has made him famous over seas, out did himself, "outfowlered Fowler," in a re markable address on "Wesleyaniring the World." To celebrate the bicentennial of the birth of John Wesley two thousand Methodists came to Tomllnson Hall to hear the Mshop. They heard more than an oral biography of the founder of the church. With the bish op's eyes they saw the great wheels of human history revolving forward toward universal peace, universal truth, universal culture, universal religion; hurling out of the way the things that interfered. With the bishop s eyes they saw a little man come out of Epworth to change the map of the world as well as revolutionize dogma. They caught something of the uplift of the bishop's words as he drew, with honest pencil, a sketch of Anglo-Saxon races draw ing together for the reviving of the weak, the crushing of the unjust strong and for the peace of the world. IMPRESS OF THE GREAT. Bishop Fowler was introduced by the Rev. C. E. Bacon, of Roberts Park Church. "No words are needed to introduce this man," he said. "The occasion is great; the speaker is great. No one before the public is better Qualified to bring vividly before us the lessons of this hour." "It takes a large man to impress the world," said Bishop Fowler. "Most men do well to leave an impress upon their own families. A few only leave an impress upon nations. Only once or twice In cen turies do men appear that leave their im press indelibly upon the world. There are only a ew that have caused to bend the great stream of human history. When we look back two centuries and see a man towering above the bulge of the world and hear men to-day discussing how much he has Impressed mankind we can well afford to inquire into the principles that led him on. Such a character has called us togeth er to-night. "To measure the doorways of fixed stars one must take the orbit of the sun. To measure Wesley one must take some great characters that have long since passed into dust, but dust fructified by time. There are such units of measure. The men who opposed Wesley were the mere scaffoldings of the structure of history, scaffoldings long since torn away, cast aside, useless after their part of antagonism was played. Scaffolding counts for nothing. Gone Is the scaffolding of the Parthenon, and yet on the Acropolis still stands the Parthenon after twenty-three hundred yea.rs. Gone is the scaffolding of the pyramids, and yet still stand the pyramids much the same as when the first royal mummy was carried in with pomp and pageantry. Gone are the guards that gambled at the cross for the garments of Christ. But the Galilean they crucified rises into universal love and adoration. So the men at Epworth the lit tle things- that antagonized Wesley and even In their sacred robes incited the crowd to mob him in the streets and fields. They are gone, remembered only as pests. THE WORLD'S TITANS. "There are great characters to which Wesley may fairly be compared, In the structure of mind, grip of logic, persist ence of effort, genius for organization. First of all is Napoleon Bonaparte, a gi gantic figure, who walked the earth as if he owned it. For his personal amusement he reconstructed the map of Europe. In his breath hostile armies vanished. At his touch Romes toppled. In his train con quered kings trailed as trophies. But It was all for his personal ambition. His star of empire set In a sea of blood. He lived long enough to see all his great pur poses come to naught. Had Wesley used the sword he would have built an enduring empire. The. second is Ignatius Loyola, soldier of Pampeluna, ever to be remembered as the great head of the Society of Jesus. He started late in life. He was thirty-two years of age when he took up the labor of organizing the educational forces of the Roman Church. To his followers have been given the most delicate and impor tant works of that church. Jesuits have prowled about the courts of king, have thronged the vestibules of republics. To them the church gave mighty undertak ings. In scholarship, organizing faculty, resources, power, Wesley stands face to face with Loyola be'.'ore the world and the coming centuries. Living centuries later Wesley followed and antagonized the work of the society". "Wesley was superior to Napoleon for he had no Waterloo He excelled Loyola be cause he had no state or army at his back. He was greater than Loyola In projecting resources and In organizing power. GREATER THAN SAUL. "The third is Saul, the tentmaker of Tarsus, 'no mean city.' Educated on a grand scale for the work he was to do, Saul came into contact with the forceful of all lands. With his father he talked in the language of Abraham and Moses. On the streets he came in contact with the panopoly of the Roman power. From the scholars he heard Greek. All these in Saul were united to make him the de fender of that Nazarene in whom the He brew, the Roman and the Greek were to 1 be united. Cities were his tutors. Languages were his text-books. atons were his com panions. Continents were his opportuni ty's The cross of Christ was his inspira tion. He was called to expand Judaism from the cult of a subjugated race to be the religion of all ages. Wesley surpassed St. Paul in breaJth of itinerancy. In scholar- ship and organizing power he does not suf fer. These are four titans holding up the four corners of the world. "He came cf good stock. The Puritans gave England her greatest ruler and her cleanest age. His blood sagged a little In high church ancestors but revived again in Wesley. Nearly every man called to great heights had a great mother. The Gracchi, Julius Caesar. Washington. Na poleon Bonaparte. Lincoln and McKinley are examples. With the mothers of all this great company Susannah Wesley easily finds herself at the head. Adam Clark said he never saw her equal. Wesley was born in a parsonage, not a bad place to be born, as witness Nelson. Henry Clay. Thackeray. Macaulay. Beecher. Froude, Jonathan Edwards. Martineau. His school ing was superb. Oxford Is still full of Wes ley. He embodies the university. The at mosphere fitted him. In his day Greek and Iatln were studied and mastered. The classics were not taught with a little dab here for Greek and a little dab there for Latin, as is the custom In modern schools. He mastered logic, too. and philosophy. He roamed the wide fields of literature and knew the poets intimately. HIS VAST LABORS." "Vast are the results of his literary work and scholarship. He compiled fifty volumes, taking the best of the great authors. He wrote a grammar in five languages. He preached in almost every known language. He wrote four volumes of church history. He wrote an English dictionary. He gave 233 volumes from his own pen in addition. He edited 100 more volumes. He was In spiring to students. His sermons are clear, solid, compact, scriptural, aimed at a mark. He was the first University Extension known among men. He placed his rich stores of knowledge within the reach of all. For the common people he poured forth with a lavish hand. Adam Clark said Wes ley was the greatest scholar and organiser for a thousand years, and yet I have heard some fledglings in pulpits sneer at Wesley. When I hear these fledglings driveling I think I should like to send them back to Susannah Wesley. She would teach them better sense or better manners, or exhaust them In the effort. "His real work was the liberating of spir itual forces among men. All other charac teristics, scholarship, resources, knowledge, organizing power, were only instruments for the liberation of these forces. He struck the core of the world's needs. AGE OF IRRELIGION. "When Wesley came there was hardly any spiritual life in the world. The jto (CONTINUED ON PAGE 3. COL. b.) WIDE WALL OF WATER CUTS A PATH THROUGH THE HEART OF THE CITY OF ENID. Hundreds of Persons Made Homeless and Damage Estimated at $300,000 Is Done to Property. KANSAS EOADS WASHED OUT FIERCE THUNDERSTORM AT PITTS BURG, KILLING ONE MAN. Illinois and Iowa Are Touched by the Storm Points In Indiana Feel Its Effects Seriously. ENID, L T., May 24. Hundreds of per sons were made homeless and property damage, estimated at $300.000, was done in the Enid bottoms alone by a cloudburst that struck west of this city las: mid night. The aggregate damage will doubt less be raised much higher by losses suf fered between Enid and the seat of the storm. At 12 o'clock a bank of water three feet high and 200 feet wide swept down through the bottoms carrying houses and every thing before it. It came upon Enid without warning whilo most of its citizens were asleep. Within a few minutes a hundred houses were partlje or completely sub merged. Rescuers went to work immedi ately and all last night tabored industri ously saving persons from perilous posi tions and aiding those driven from their homes. To-day it was found that several hundred were homeless. Many pitiable scenes were witnessed as the people stood around waiting for the water to subside. Many had lost everything they possessed. The citizens are busily engaged relieving the distress, but the means at hand are inadequate. The rainfall the past ten days has been the heaviest in the history of Oklahoma, and indications are that more will follow. Reports of losses in the country west ot Enid are meagre, but it is believed that heavy damage was lone. Much Damage to Railroads. CHICKASHA, L T., May 24.-A severe rain and windstorm passed over Chlckasha and through the Washita valley last night, causing more or less destruction. The dam age was confined mostly to the Rock Island and 'Frisco railroads. Two Rock Island bridges, over the Canadian and Washita rivers, were washed out, carrying over eight hundred feet of track with them and effect ually blocking traffic. The north-bound Rock Island train ran into a wash-out five miles north of Chickasha last night and left the track. Several passengers were slightly injured, but there was no loss of life. Oklahoma City Under Water. OKLAHOMA CITY, May 24-Oklahoma City was visited Saturday night and Sun day morning by an exceedingly heavy rain fall and damage estimated at $100,000 was done. Meny feared a tornado and spent the night in cellars and caves. To-day and to-night more than half of Oklahoma City has been under water and In some instances water was three feet deer, in houses. It required boats to transport women and children through the streets to higher and dryer land. The basements under many of the big wholesale houses were flooded, the water in some cases be ing ten feet deep. Three Persons Killed. GUTHRIE. O. T.. May 24.-A tornado struck Foss. a town of two hundred in habitants on the Choctow. Oklahoma & Gulf Railway in western Oklahoma, this morning, completely destroying Itlll I houses and wrecking many small buildings. ! F. M. Slagel. wife and daughter were ki!!. i ! and a number of persons were Injun l ; The cloudburst reported last night at Yu kon, eighteen miles west of Oklahoma City, inundated the Canadian valley, causing great damage to crops and stock, but no lives are reported lost. Twenty-Fourth Day of Rata. GUTHRIE. O. T.. May 24 Early to-day this vicinity was visited by another deluge, making the twenty-fourth consecutive day of rain. The Cimarron and Cottonwood riv ers are now at the danger point. RAILROADS WASHED OUT. More Rain and Floods In Kansas Are Dolna; Much Da nidge. TOPEKA. Kan.. May 24 High water is causing much trouble for Kansas rail roads. The Santa Fe reports 180 feet of track washed out on the Osage City branch near Quenemo. The Missouri Pacific has a washout at Richland, and the Rock Island Is having difficulty In moving trains in northern Kansas On the Central branch I (CONTINUED ON PAGE 5. COL. U NEW HATS SPOILED THE RAIN AME DOWN IN TORRENTS AT FAIR VIEW PARK. When the Downpour Ileanii It Estimated that There Were 10,000 Persons In the Park. DAY OPENED BEAUTIFULLY MANY ATTRACTIONS AT FAIRY 11 AND OTHER RESORT. The Street-Car Service Was Ampi and Leulons of People Sought the Fresh Air. A BIG EXCURSION BUSINESS STEAM ROADS AND INTER! RB V S CARRY THE CROWDS. Over Twelve Thousand Persons Wer Handlcd Daring the Day at the Union Station. Over 10,000 men and women and boys and girls at Fairview park last evening about 6 o'clock, conceived the Idea of returning to the city at once. This idea seemed to seize nearly every person in the park and there was a wild scramble for the cars. Big black clouds, intermittent flashes of lightning and roars of thunder that became more threatening with each peal, served to give the pleasure seekers Just cause for alarm and to cause them to have the samo thought of hurrying home. The rain poured in torrents at the park about 6:30 and many new hats covered with ribbons and flowers and hundreds of sum mer dresses cf flimsy material were ruined. Girls laughed and chewed gum as red or green streams trickled down their cheeks from the fading ornaments on tieir hats. There were no umbrellas in the crowa and thousands of persons stood at the street railway terminal waiting to board cars. Every car that turned the loop was filled in a few seconds with a load of dripping excursionists anxious to get back to the city. There was no disorder, only a little mild pushing and shoving Indulged in by everyone anxious to get on a car. Ths rain came down eo heavily for a while thai those in the summer cars got very damp. CAUGHT IN STORM. Those caught In the rainstorm were most ly Indianapolis people, as it came too lata for the out-of-town excursionists who Hocked to the park. Those who came to the city early in the morning on the various excursions and went to the park, returned to the city on earlier care. There were a few thousand persons who remained under shelter at the park and did not attempt to board a car while it was raining. They spent the evening in the pavilions and waited tor a more suitable time to retu. to the city. The rain spoiled what had been one of the best days in the history of Fairvlew Park, and the crowd in the evening would have been nearly as large as the record-breaking afternoon gathering had the fair weather of the early afternoon continued through the evening. Yesterday s crowd was the largest of the year and one of the largest in the history of the park. The day opened beautifully, and It seemed that about twenty-five thousand residents of the city made arrangements to go to Fairview. The well-advertised band con cert and thf exhibitions by the diving horses, besld numerous other amuse ments, proved to be excellent drawing cards. Then, it was a day suitable for an after noon outing at the park. Cars to the park all day were crowded, and when the addi tional cars were put on, at 1 o'clock, it seemed that every person on the streets wanted to board the same car. When the out-of-town excursions began arriving the visitors also seemed Imbued with the Fair view Park fever, and they helped to swell the crowd. Between 3 and 4 o'clock It was estimated that there were over twent-ii. thousand persons on the grounds. After 4 o'clock the crowd began leaving, but ev. : y car to the park was crowded, and persons stood on the running boards and the front and back platforms. ALL CARS IN SERVICE. The street-car company put every availa ble car Into service, and every conductor i and motorman in the employ of the com ! pany had to make regular or extra runs ! during the afternoon and evening. Ths I Falrview line carried most of the crowds, ! but the cars to Broad Ripple, where a bend ! concert was given during the afternoon, were all crowded. There were big crowds at Germania and Garfield parks, south of the city. One of the largest crowds that ever visited Riverside Park watched otrsr three hundred golfers on the links. Few persons were on the streets yester day afternoon. Even the monument nd the cascades seemed to lose their charm for the Sunday afternoon strollers. Every per son wanted an outing and the hoi, glaring asphalt streets drove even the Sunday ex cursionists to the parks. It was not aa extremely warm day, but the atmoapher seemed to have a peculiar influence on the people and they wanted to get far awsy from the down-town districts. At Falrview Park the majority of the crowd gathered around the band pavilion and later flocked to see the exhibition by the diving horses. Hundreds hired boats and rowed up the canal and many of them were caught In the rainstorm. The merry-go-rounds and pony track also attracted the old and young. M M HER OF EXCURSIONISTS. It was estimated at the Union Station that fully ,000 excursionists came to In dianapolis yesterday and about 5.000 took advantage of the cheap excursions to other cities. The interurban roads ran cars to Indianapolis on half-hour schedules and ail of the lines reported an extraordinarily good business. The largest out-of-town crowd came on the first excursion of the season from Louisville. The Pennsylvania road ran two excursion trains from that city and both trains were croaded. Ths Vandalia brought in a large crowd from Terrs Haute and the L. E. & W. trains from Peoria. Sandusky. Michigan City and Fort Wavne wrre well filled. The usual arge Sunday crowd came to Indianapolis from Cincinnati on the C. H. A D. sions. The excursions out of Indianapolls wer on the C. H. A D. to Decatur. III.. Monoa to Michigan City. Big Four to Cincinnati. Greencastir and Terre Haute. Over 12.000 people were handled at ths Union Station yesterday, the regular trains eerrylng large crowds in and out of ths city. I'nion Station officials said It was the largest Sunday business this year and Indicates that the popular Sunday excur sions both in and out of Indiana-toil this season will be better patronised than ever before. Arkansas Coaling- at tlenaaala. MEMPHIS. Tenn . Msy 24 The moni tor Arkansas arrived here to-day. Th vessel la taking on coal snd will depart for the guif early to-morrow mornlus.