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TOPEKA. KANSAS, MAY 18, 1910.
IN TAILOF COMET
Earth Is Being Enreloped at
Observations Earlj This Morn
FEAR IX S03IE CITIES.
Foreign Districts at Chicago
Scene of Excitement.
Greatest Brilliance May Be Ex
pected Friday Night.
Chicago, May IS. A splendid view
of the ta.I of the comet was enjoyed
here from 1 to 3:30 o'clock this morn
ing. "The comets head was not above
the horizon until just before the sun
rose, but the tail presented an exceed
ingly bright picture. declared Prof.
E. E. Barnard of the Yerkes observa
tory. "The width of the tail was from
five to six degrees while its length was
10 7 degrees. It was brighter than any
portion of the milky way. It was
elizhtly convex at the north and slight
ly more brilliant at the middle. The
e'd-zes were well denned and through
out there were no condensations or
"Although th tail looked longer
owins to the fact that it is nearer, it
is much shorter than it was last Sun
day less than 20 million miles, but
probably more than 15 million. It
will be " about one million miles wide
whre we break through it.
"Thore is now a curve that I be
lieve has not been seen before. It is
out o our plane of vision and there
fore wo can not tell much about it. It
In not griit enough to swing the tail
aTav from us."
Prof. D. J. McHuzh described the
tail aj shaped like a megaphone made
of sas with a void in the center.
We wiil pass first through one
wall," said he. "then through the void,
and then through the other wall.
While this is happening, I look for a
faint tight in the sky."
To View I From a Balloon.
St. Louis, Mo.. May 13- "The most
I expect in the way of positive results
from my balloon trip tonight." said
Prof. G. O. James, of Washington uni
versity, "is a faint auroral display in
the sky or a hazy illumination spread
ovp- the heavens."
Prof. James will be the guest of
the Aero club of ?t. Louis on the as
cension and John Berry will pilot the
Aerostat which is scheduled to leave
th Aero club grounds at dusk.
The equipment in the balloon will
consist of an aneroid barometer. a
thermometer and the finder of a tele
scope. Enough ballast for remaining
up all nieht if necessary will be ear
ned, but it is planned to make a land
ing about midnight.
AFRAID OF THE COMET.
Many Chit-ago Households Praying
rhicago. May IS. In districts of
Chicago populated by foreigners,
school children by the hundred yes
terday asked permission of their
. . . . hnma nlair fnf
rear or some uniuwam nisnm wt
which Halley's comet may be respon
sible. Physicians were appealed to by
their patients for specific to ward off
te dangerous gas which they suppose
o-i'.l envelop the earth when it passes
through the comet's ta;I
Priests and ministers were besought
bv their parishioners for words of
comfort to help them, rhrcugh the or
deal which they believe they are about
Among the colored population of
Chicago the coming of the comet is
received with much superstitious
drad. Little f3ith is had in the
rrophf y of astronomers, and whole
households are given over to prayer
for protection. In many neighbor
hoods work has practically ceased,
while men. women and children await
the passfng of tonight with fear.
Unusual preparations for the taking
of observations were made at the
T?rkes observatory at Williams Bay.
Today the observatory presented the
appearance of the upper deck of a bat
t'eship discharging it3 guns at an aerial
feet. More than 50 lenses will be di
rected at the sky.
Photographic plates are stacked u?
like ammunition for a naval engage-Tr-tnt.
Cots and blankets are placed by
the larger instruments for the observers
to snatch a few moments sleep when
Prof. Edwin B. Frost, of the Terks
observatory, who has been keeping
vatch on the comet up to the last min
ij re. said last night in an address be
fore the Press club that only the fool
ish he d any apprehension over the com
ing of the comet.
FEAR A TTDAIi WAVE.
Residents of Minnesota Point Aban
don Their Homes.
Du'.ut:-., Minn.. May 1?. A temporary
renerai exodas took place today from
Minnesota Point, a long and narrow
strip of land, containing the home of
fveral thousand people. i')cated b
tween the finger of Lake Superior and
St. Louis bs.v. reaching between Du
luth and Superior. Wis.
Roidmts of the point district have
read with misgivings the reports of
the approach of Halley's comet. The
nore timid declare that the point, sit
uated at the apex of Lake Superior,
and not more than a dozen feet above
sea level, would easily be submerged
should the comet drag a tidal wave
cp the lake and sweep on into St.
WILL BE GREAT SIGHT.
Prof. Harold Jacoby Says Friday Night
Comet Will Look Brilliant.
New York. May IS. Prof. Harold
Jacoby of Columbia university will not
remain near his telescope daring the
period of contact between the earth
and the comet's tail tonight. He is
convinced that absolutely no phe
nomena worth observing will be noted.
"Thee comet parties that are being
organised to sit out the comet's pass
age will have a lonesome Job." he said
in an interview given out today. "I
feel that the comet is capable of pro
ducing only one definite result of im
portance through its close proximity
to Nw Tork city It may possibly
stir enough interest in astronomy to
cause the erection near New York of
a reallv sizeable telescope a thing
of which the city's educational insti
tutions have been long in need.
"The next we shall see of the comet
will be such a sight as will really set
the people on edge who view it- To
night we shall not be able to see the
comet because it will set with the sun.
The same will be true on Thursday.
But there will be a great sight in the
western sky on Friday night. That
is the real night for comet parties.
When the comet appears Just after
sunset. St will be much more brilliant
than it was last week in the morning
sky. Look for it right over the spot
where the sun goes down.
WILL USE TttTTST V BALLOONS.
Uncle Sam to Po His Best to Find Oat
Omaha. May li If it is possible to
accomplish the feat Uncle Sam is goin?
to discover and determine the compo
sition of the tail of the Halley comet.
And he is going to do it at the Fort
r 3 v, - siTl.--un stafinn near here, the
only place in the United States where
experiments of the kino, will ce con
durted. The work will be in charge of tt. S.
regg and C. S. Wood, meteorological
Aperts. who have arrived from Wash
ington and who will be assisted by
local officers of the Fort Omaha station-
Balloons will be used for the
purpose of ascertaining the specific
gravity, if there is any. in the comet's
tail, and they will also be used in de
termS'Ling what kind of gases, if any,
the cVestial visitor is dragging along
in its wake.
May IS. 13 and 20 are designated by
Professor Gregg as "comet days." thee
days covering a period of time when
the ta.i of the Halley comet will be
sweeping the earth. Daring these three
days the professor and his assistants
will be busv men. prying into the comet
and its taiL Each day 20 hydrogen bal
loons will be sent up, with, a flock of
extra ones ascending each moring and
evening. It is hoped to inflate the bal
loons so that some of them may reach
a height of 15 miles, and possibly 20
Brso doing the professor believes he
wilt be able to touch the tail of the
comet at numerous places and thus
learn of its consistency. '
PROF. RITCHEY TALKS.
Savs Earth Will Be 1 to 12 Honrs
Pagans Tail of Comet.
Pasadena. May IS. Prof. George
W. Ritcber of the Mount Wilson ob
servatorv gave a lecture last night at
the North. Pasadena Methodist church
on Halley's comet, A number of lan
tern slides were shown. The pictures
for these were taken with the 60-inch
telescope during the last few weeks.
Authentic information given out
from the observatory is to the effect
that Haliev's comet will be nearest the
earth Mav 20. when it will then be at j
a distance of 14.300.000 miles away.
The comet will pass between the earth
and sun about 6 o'clock the evening of
May IS. when it will take 50 minutes
for the head of the com" to pass be
tween the two bodies. The earth will
be from 10 to 1J hcurs passing
through the tail -f the cornet, accord
ing to recent calculations
It was T5 years aeo that Halley's
star paid its last visit to earth. It was
observed in Rome in November. 1S33.
and was the object of close study for
During the week some excellent pho
tographs have been taken at the Lick
observatory. They will be subjected
to the scrutiny of the scientists, in the
hope that some new and valuable data
may be gathered.
Astronomers are unanimous in their
statements that no unusual effects will
result from the passae-e of the earth
through the comet's tail. Bv some it
has been thought that there may be
a spectacular meteoric display, but
others are inclined to donbt this.
AS NEW YORK SEES IT.
Old Women on the East Skle In a
State of Unrest.
New Tort May 1. The earth will
tnter the tail of Halley's comet about
9:30 o'clock tonight. News from the
fiery wanderer via the scientists said
that the tail is some place around 24.
000.000 miies long and about 1.000.000
miles thick or thin; and a tail like
that is some tail to go through.
Over on the East Side, especially
among- the older women, there was to
doubt that there would be more peace
of mind as soon as the earth and com;t
have said good-by for 75 years.
In the negro colony around San Juan
Hill white teeth were bared in a grin
when questions were asked concerning
fear of the comet, but the grins were
quickly replaced by anxious questions
from the negroes, which showed that
they gladly welcomed any reassuring
information, despite their air of
UNCLE REMUS NOT AFRAID.
Montgomery City. Mix, Faithful Old
N"ZTO Not Worried About Comet.
Montgomery City. Mo, May 19.-.
Uncle Remus. Montgomery's faithful
old colored man. is quieting the fears
of his people regarding the appearance
of the comet today with scriptural as
surances. He is confident the end of the world
is not coming today, because he says
the Bible says that no man. not even
the angels in heaven, shall know of
this final event. That it shall come as
a thief in the night and the people
shall not be forewarned as they are
regarding the coming cf Halley's
Uncle Remus is an old Baptist and
he is not fearing anything unusual to
day, not even the falling of the stars
as in 183.
TAKE DOWN THE RODS.
Wisconsin Farmers Take No Unneces
sary Chances on the? Comet.
Neenah. Wis, May 18. Fearful that
the rods might attract dangerous sub
stances that might accompany the
comet today, many farmers in this
vicinty removed the lightning rods
from their homes and bams and took
other extra precautions.
BOY SAW METEORITES.
He Was Looking for the Comet and
Fell Off Roof.
Ann Arbor. Mich. May 18. Carl
Huma, a ten-year-old school boy.
leaned far out over the edge of the
roof of a two-story building early
yesterday to see the comet. He saw
several meteorites instead when he hit
the ground. He was picked up for
dead, but later went to school, suffer
ing with only slight bruises.
Chicago, May 18. Forecast for
Kansas: Partly cloudy tonight and
Thursday ; warmer tonight.
David Grumbein, a Supposed
Suicide, Returns to Topeka.
Was Surprised to Find That He
Was Reported Dead.
HAD BEEX IDENTIFIED
Former Employer Positive
Grumbein Was Suicide.
Parents Back East Still Believe
They Hare Dead Son.
How would you like to leave Topeka
for a few months and on returning
after a trii to the far south have all
of your acquaintances stop wild eyed
when they met you on the street and
put this question to you:
"Why r thought you were dead?"
This is exactly what is happening to
David Grumbein who left Topeka last
November for a trip In the southwest
and returned to the city today.
Grumbein is the young fellow who was
supposed to have been the man who
committed suicide in North Topeka.
November 4. 190 9. In fact his friends
and the different employers positively
identified him as the suicide and he
waaf buried with that name registered
against him. j
But Grumbein doesn't believe it. He
came walking into the State Journal
office this afternoon and after a short
argument he convinced a re
porter that he was the only and real
David Grumbein and that he was not
the man who was found hanging by a
slender cord in an out house behind
the empty house at 722 North Monroe ;
street in fact that he is still alive,
very much alive. j
To prove it al! Grumbein walked
around the room, made faces, talked,
laughed and acted in every way like a
human being. The reporter touched
his hand and it was warm and solid.
So It isn't the ghost of David Grum
bein it is the young man hims-'lf.
Grumbein said he didn't have any
grudge against the State Journal re
porter who wrote the story about his
tragic death, but all he wished to do
was to have that reporter bring him
back to earth agin and convince his
friends that he was still human and
was not walking the streets of Topeka
in trail of the comet.
The suicide of an unknown man oc
curred November 4. behind the prop
erty at T22 North Monroe street. Boys
playing in the neighborhood opened
the door of a small outbuilding and
found the dead body. The suicide
was rather heavyset. had brown hair,
black eyes and was about 23 years
4uA. .. He-sww a iark grey salt- and
blue negligee shirt and tan shoes. The
suit bore the mark of a Topeka cloth
A few days after the discovery of
the dead man in North Topeka. a
farmer named S. C. Landls, Irving just
this side of Silver Lake came to To
peka and. goins to the undertaking
rooms, "he positively identified the man
as David Grumbein. This settled it
and with this name the man was .cart
ed to the ootters' field.
"I am "going to drop out and see
Landls when I have time." said Grum
bein today. "It was renlty his fault
that I endured such a terrible death
and I am going out to ask that he re
lease me from the grave I worked
for Landis for quite awhile before I
came to Topeka."
There is a pretty little human na
ture story behind the alleged suicide of
David Grumbein and the result may
be the reunion of two sat? parents and
their son. who was given up for dead.
Left Home Yesrs Ago.
It seems that David Grumbein left
home a good many years ago. His
father. Moses Grumbein. and his
mother lived in Lebanon. Pa . and
every since the boy left home he has
been roaming over the western coun
try. The "Call of the West" brought
him out to Kansas and away from the
old folks at home.
For a long- time there was no cor
respondence between the boy and his
parents. Xnen wnen me smciae uwi
place last fall the parents were noti
fied by Topeka authority's Fully be
lieving that their son had ended his
life and that he was lying in a. grave
in Topeka. the sad parents have
mourned for seven Ions months, not
knowing the truth.
David was not aware- that he had
been adjudged dead until he returned
to Topeka. Knowing that his parents
would be hapoy to know that their
son was still alive, he has resolved to
allow the State Journal to convey the
news of the resurrection.
Meanwhile David Grumbein is fran
tically trying to convince his Topeka
friends and acquaintances that he is
alive and that they are not seeing
ghosts. He does not know who his
namesake could have been.
"I have a cousin who looks just like
me. but I took a look at the picture
in the undertaking rooms today and I
know that it is not mv cousin." he
As a parting- war-nine to the report
er. Grumbein saidi
"Please don't accuse me of commit
ting suicide again. "I am here in To
peka to stay now and you know that
Topeka is too good a town to live in
without voluntarily ending your life. I
prefer to stay above grouri for
P. II HAS RESIGNED.
Mrs. BeraM Is Married and Wants
Some One to Tate Her Job.
Branchville. N. May 18. If any
one wants to be postmaster of this
town, he can have the place. Mrs.
Clinton Bevans holds the office now
against her wilL She married soon
after she was appointed and forthwith
resigned. But the government has
been unable to find a successor and
she has been forced to continue in
office for more than, a year.
Shot Because They Ran.
Chicago. May 13. Three coal minen
who had just arrived in Chicago from
the village of Divemon. I1L. mistook
four detectives for robbers early today
and fled- The officers gave chase and
each fired a shot, killing one of the men
Instantly and severely wounding an
other. The third miner, a brother of
the man slain, was arrested.
FIRST IN HISTORY.
Extraordinary Ceremony to Occur in
Catholic Theological Seminary.
St. Paul. Minn.. May IS. An extraor
dinary ceremony will occur tomorrow
morning- in the chape! attached to the
Catholic Theological seminary, when
six priests of the ecclesiastical pro vines
of St. Paul will be consecrated bishops
at the same altar. It will be the first
Irstance in the history of the church
in this country where a group of
priest3 have been raised to the episco
pal dignity before rhe same altar; and
the similar occurrence of record with
in a quarter of & century was when
Pius X consecrated several French
bishops In St. Peters, directly after the
separation of church and state.
One six. Rev. Father John J.
Lewier. will be auxiliary bishop of St.
Paul The other -nominees are the
mltered abbott. Right Rev. Vincent
Wehrle. who becomes bishop of . Bis
marck. N. D-: Rev. Patrick Richard
Heffron. named for the see of Winona;
Rev. Timothy Corbett, named for
Crookston, Minn.; Eer. Joseph Busch.
who will be bishop, of Lead. S. D.; Rev.
James O. ReiUy, named for the diocese
of Fargo, N. D-
Redaction of One-Half Cent Made in
Dressed Beet Cats.
Chicago, May IS. A reduction of
one-half cent a pound was made in
the price of the; better grades of
dressed beef cuts yesterday, while
cheaper grades remained the same.
Packers said that since the public
has awakened to the fact that beef
plates, chucks, -and rounds are as
nutritious as beef loins and ribs, even
though their cost is much lower, the
demand for the " cheap cuts has
doubled. Consequently, they say. they
were compelled to reduce the cost of
ribs and loins in order to equalise the
demand for the inexpensive parts.
This latest reduction brought No. 1
rfbs to 14 S and No. 1 loins to 18
cents a pound, as compared with 17 ti
and 22 cents in January.
MONUMENT TO A COW.
She SwaBowed a Corset Stay and Win
Newark. N. J., May IS. Ai elabor
ate tombstone with an epitaph in
verse marks the grave at German Val
ley. N. J.. of Dora IL. a prise winning
Holstein cow. valued at J 1.200. which
died suddenly a few days ago. A
veterinary's autopsy revealed that the
cow had swallowed in its fodder a tea
inch corset stay watch had pierced its
heart- Dora's owner -composed the
epitaph, which Is as follows:
"This faithful cew we loved so much -Has
gone and passed away;
A corset steel cut short -her life
It was not hers to stay."
HE COMMANDS PEACE.
Uncle Sam WiH Permit No Fighting
Washington. May IS. Commander
Gilmer of the United States gunboat
Paducah has served notice on General
Irias who is in command of the Vensus
that he will not permit a bombardment
of the city of Bluefields. Nicaragua,
and he has also notified General
Estrada and President Madrix that he
will not permit any armed conflict
within the city.
These notices were sent after General
Irias had given notice of his Intention
to bombard the city should General
Estrada not surrender in the 'mean
time. General Estrada, it is learned, has re
fused to eomp'iT with the demand for
HE SIGNS TWO MORE.
President Puts Signature to National
Washington. May 18. The president
has signed two more proclamations fn
pursuance to the agreement recently
reached by the departments of agricul
ture and the interior as to the lands
which should be included in the boun
daries cf the national forests.
The Lincoln national forest of New
Mexico by one proclamation has been
stripped of 63,343 acres, while 2.TSS
acres have been added to the reserva
tion. The other proclamation eliminated
from ;lie Pocatello national forest in
Idaho 22.326 acres.
This makes 619-803 acres eliminated
and 133.003 acres added under the
agreement of the two departments up
HAGERMAN TAKES WIFE
Former Topeka Pitcher Is Now a
Chicago, May 18. A. marriage li
cense was issued here yesterday to
Zerah Z. Hagerman and Miss Maude
McQuade. Hagerman is the pitcher
who was released by the Cubs to Louis
ville this spring and recently was sold
to the Lincoln Western league club.
Hagerman's home was in Oakland
for many years and he began his ca
reer as a bail player as a pitcher for
Weather Is Warm.
Nice warm weather, but still a little
below normal is the result of today's
activities on the part of the weather
maker. Threatening weather i3 ex
pected with higher temperatures to
tight but no rain is expected before to
morrow night if it comes them. Rain
is falling in Colorado and the south
west generally and also east of the
Mississippi river. Following are the
hourly temperatures today:
7 o'clock 54 i 11 o'clock 71
S o'clock SO 12 o'clock.-. 72
o'clock So I 1 o'clock - 73
1 o'clock 79 I 2 o'clock 75
Wind, 12 miles an hour from the
Effort to Defeat EepnJblicanom
Inees on Tariff Issue Falls.
Old Congressmen With One Ex
KooseTelt'a Son-in-Law in List
of Successful Candidates,
Democrats and Bepablicans
Joined in the Primary.
Cleveland, O., May 18. Forty-two
candidates were nominated in Ohio
yesterday for the 21 seats apportioned
to the state in the lower house of con
gress. Under the state election laws.
Democrats and Republicans Joined in
Ralph D. Cole CRep., of the Eighth
district was the only present congress
man defeated for a renomination.
Prank B. Willis takes his place on the
The campaigns made against Repre
sentatives Taylor of Columbus, Ken
nedy of Toungstown. Thomas of the
Eighteenth district and Ketfer of
Springfield, on the score of their tariff
attitude, failed signally.
Following are the RpubUcan and
First district Representative Nich
olas Longworth. Republican;. Dr.
Thomas P. Hart. Democrat.
Second district Representative Her
man P. Goebell. Republican; Alfred G.
Third district George R. Young. Re
publican; Representative James M.
Fourth district C. E. Johnson. Re
publican; J. H. Goeke. Democrat
Fifth district R. D. Roe. Republican;
Representative T. K. Arts berry. Demo
crat. Sixth district Jesse Taylor, Republi
can; Representative M. R. Denver,
Seventh district Warren R- Keifsr,
Republican; J. D. Post. Democrat
Eighth district Frank B. Willis, Re
publican; T. C. Mahon. Democrat
Ninth district J. Kent Hamilton.
Republican; Representative Sherwood,
district Representative A. R.
Johnson. Republican; Edmund Willis,
Eleventh district Representative Al
bert Douglas. Republican; H. C. Clay
Twelfth district Representative E.
L- Taylor. jr Republican; Frank S.
Thirteenth district J. D. McLaugh
rrn. Repubiiean; Representative C. C.
Anderson. Democrat. -
Fourteenth district J. G. Chamber
Iain. Republican: Representative W. G.
Fifteenth district Representative
James Joyce. Republican; George
Sixteenth district Representative D.
A. Hoilingsworth. Republican; W. B
Seventeenth district A. B. Critch
field. Republican; Representative W. A.
Eighteenth district Representative
James Kennedy. Republican; J. J.
Nineteenth district Representative
W. A- Thomas. Republican; E. R.
Twentieth district Representative
Paul Howland. Republican; William
Twenty-first district Representative
J. H- Cassidy. Republican; R. J- Bulk
Wins on Anti-Cannon Platform.
Flndlay. O- May IS. Congressman
Ralph Cole today practically admitted
his defeat in the Republican primary
for a fourth term nomination for con
gress r.wi the Eighth district by ap
proximately 200 votes. Frank. B. Willis,
a lawyer of Ada. defeated him on an
SEVEN BOILERS BLOW UP
More Than a Score of Workmen Kill
ed and Fifty Injured.
Canton. O-, May 18. With a roar
that was heard three miles, away, a
battery of seven boilers at the plant of
the American Sheet & Tin Plate eom-
oanr exploded, killing from 20 to 39
men and injuring about 50. Among
the injured are a half dozen who can
The explosions force was terrific.
The big plant is a total loss. A mere
eggshell of the building is lett. ldenti
flcation of tne men was aimcuit De-
cause many of them were mutilated.
Heads were blown from several bodies,
arms and legs were torn from the
trunks. Fragments or bodies were
blown blocks from the scene and bits
of human flesh have been picked up
on porches and roofs of houses and in
There were one hundred men at
work in the plant at the time of the
accident. Not more than a doxen or
so escaped some injury. These and
others who rushed to the plant as soon
as the disaster was known worked
heroically to rescue the injured from
the ruins which soon took fire.
The bodv of one man. unknown,
was blown through a house 709 feet
from the plant. The body entered the
house from the east side and con
tinued in a straight line through a
bedroom and out the west side. The
torso of another man was found in a
garden 500 feet away.
The plant had five mills. All the
employes working at mills 1. 2. 3 and
4 were either killed or injured, while
the men in mill No. 5. farthest away
from the boilers, escaped serious in
jury. For an Independent Judiciary.
Nashville. Tenn.. May 18. Pursuant
to a can signed by over 10.800 Demo
crats, representing every county in
Tennessee, fully five thousand delegates
assembled In convention here today o
endorse the action of those candidates
for judges of the supreme court and
court of civil appeals who have taken
a stand for what they can an independ
ent judlciarv in Tennessee. The con
vention is the outgrowth of the recent
action of the state Democratic execu
tive committee in adopting a so-called
blanket primary plan, against which
many Democrats of the state revoLted.
SEEING MANY FRIENDS.
But Colonel Roosevelt Is Not Acce-pt-ins
London, May IS. Mr." Roosevelt is
seeing many personal friends at Dor
chester house, the home of Ambassador
Reid. but is going out yery little and Is
accepting- no dinner invitations. On
Friday he will be present at the fun
eral of King- Edward in his capacity as
a special ambassador of the Unitsd
The appointment of Henry White,
former American ambassador to
France, as the diplomatic delegate from
the United States to the royal obsequies
is regarded at court as a thoughtful act
by President Taft, because Mr. White
had long known King Edward. Mr.
White was appointed second secretary
of the American legation in London in
18S4 and was promoted to secretary two
years later. Subsequently he was re
called by President Cleveland but re
turned as secretary of the embassy in
1887. continuing in that office until 1305.
when he was appointed ambassador to
Mr. Roosevelt began the day with t
long talk with his old friend Seth
Bullock, deputy United States marshal
in South Dakota. Mr. Bullock bad
luncheon with Secretary Phillips of the
During the forenoon Mr. Roosevelt
was received in audience by King
Frederick of Denmark. Mr. White was
received at the same time by his ma
jesty. MILITARY SCANDAL
Colonel Ames Imprisoned to Await
Court Mania L '
Manila. May IS. Upon instructions
from Washington. Lieutenant Colonel
Robert Ames was today confined to
quarters and will be court martialed
on charges of conduct unbecoming an
officer and to prejudice of military
The action is a sequel to the inves
tigation of the circumstances which
led Clarence M. Janney of the Twelfth
infantry, U. S. A, to take his life fol
lowing a dinner party at the home of
Ames at Ft- William McKmley. The
suicide s wife remains at the fort and
probably will be the chief witness at
the court martiaL
A Filipino coroner and an army
board of inquiry found that Janney
committed suicide arid so reported to
Major General William H. Carter,
commanding the department of Lu
zon. After examining the findings the
general returned them to the board
with instructions that it obtain addi
tional testimony covering certain fea
tures. No further developments were
made public until the receipt of the
instructions from Washington today.
Janney's death occurred on the
night of March 12 last. On that even
ing Janney and his wife attended a
dinner given by Ames. Captain Wm.
H. Jordan, jr., also of the Twelfth in
fantry, completed the party.
According to tae- testimony of the
witnesses as taken by the board. Lieu
tenant Janney and his wife quarreled
during the evening. It seems that
Janney recognized in the home of his
friend a champagne cooler which had
belonged to him. but which Mrs. Jan
ney had given to Ames.
Janney upbraided his wife because
of the gift and harsh words followed.
Finally Janney demanded an apology
from his wife and this was made. This
ended the quarrel according to the
testimony and the dinner was re
sumed. A little later, however, Janey left
the house, returning soon with a re
volver with which it was testified, he
shot himself In the presence of his
wife and Colonel Ames. It was testi
fied that Janney rushed Into the din
ing room and flourished the revolver
while he talked wildly. Before the
others could interfere, they said he
placed the revolver to his head and
fired. Death followed quickly.
Following the shooting Ames was
placed under arrest, but a preliminary
investigation of the special board of
inquiry having cleared him, he was re
leased. The only witnesses of the tragedy
were CoL Ames and Mrs. Janney.
Mrs Janney testified that her hus
band and Ames had been good friends.
The Janneys were married in New
Tork in 190S. She was Madeline Mc
Kassick and belonged to a prominent
family of San Francisco. She first
married Dr. Pedar Brugsire. whom
she divorced on grounds of failure to
provide for her. When she married
Janney he was stationed at Governor's
island He went with the Twelfth
regiment to the Philippines in July,
DINERS LEAVE CAFE,
Fire Above Restaurant Scare Patrons
From Paying Their Bills.
Chicago. May IS. One hundred or
more diners in a cafe at Wabash ave-
- .4 T.va r rcr rawnert out to me
street last night without paying their
bills when a fire started in the floor
More loss was suffered by the res
taurant proprietor than by the con
cern in whose establishment the fire
started. The proprietor of the cafe
estimates his loss at $209.
"Ail I get out or rt. ne saia. is
naif a dosen umbrellas, two pairs of
women's overshoes and a man's era v-
HAGLE TO HEW YORK.
Secretary or Commerce Will Talk to
Washington. May 18. Secretary
Nagel of the department of commerce
and labor left this morning for New
Tork city where he will deliver a
speech before the National Association
of Manufacturers tonight.
On May 25. Mr. Nagel will make an
address before the wholesale grocers
meeting at LouieviUe. Ky.
AFTER DETROIT COUNCIL
Prosecuting Attorney Asked to In
vestigate Charges Bribery.
Detroit. MIch May 18. The De
troit common council passed a resolu
tion last night asking- the prosecuting
attorney and the police department to
Investigate charges of bribery in the
council, in connection wita the issuing
of liquor licenses. No names are as
Line Up Six and Eight Abreast
Awaiting Chance to View Body
of King Edward.
IX RAJS ILL NIGHT.
Thousands Eemalned Until
Westminster Hall Opened.
Procession Passes at Bate of
8,000 an Honr.
London. May. lg. The greatest
crowd ever formed in line in this city
waited patiently under oppressive at
mospheric conditions today to pay a
tribute to the memory of King Ed
ward, whose body lies in state at West
The queue, mix and eight abreast.
extended nearly seven miles from the
entrance to the hall through the ad
jacent streets, at 4 o'clock this after
noon ana was being- constantly length
ened. The sun shone brieht after m
night of rain and with little air stir
ring the heat was excessive.
Jiany persons, men as well as wo
men, fainted from exhaustion. an it
ambulance attendants were busy all
along the stream of humanity.
The doors of the hall were opened
at S o'clock. Many thousands were al
ready in line and by noon the total
number who had passed the bier in
cluding those who secured entrance
yesterday had exceeded 100.600. Some
S.OOO moved silently through the hall
every hour, but the waiting lines grew
The police with some tact and much
patience maintained order and keot the
thousands moving steadily. The moum-
t-rs entered at one end of the halL
double rows passing on either side of
he catafalque and emerging at the op
posite end of the building. When the
doors were closed at 10 o'clock last
night between 50,000 and W.00O persons
hs.d viewed the casket while perhaps
half that number were still waiting in
the adjacent streets. At 11 o'clock a
new queue was formed and midnight
found the waiting throng swollen by
many thousands. These kept a night
long vigil with a purpose of paying
tribute to the dead monarch that would
not be abandoned despite a heavy fall
of rain that made them most uncom
fortable. The queue extended for i
mile or more and was made up of mec.
women and children of many classes.
It was a strangely cosmopolitan
crowd. Every land and every color was
represented. There was "no class dis
tiction. The laborer in corduroys
touched elbows with the frock coated
In today's files wemen appeared to
predominate. By noon the total of
those who had paid their respects had
passed the hundred thousand mark.
The arrivar of a score of royal per
sonages with their suites todav made
the west end the scene of unusual ani
mation. Buckingham palace, where most of
the members of royalty are staying:
Marlborough house, still the residence
of King George and Queen Mary, and
other royal homes opened their doors
again and again throughout the day as
calls of courtesy were exchanged. Mr.
Roosevelt was among the callers at
DENTISTS IN SESSION.
Kansas Dental Association Holding
Meeting in Topeka Today.
The Kansas Dental association is
holding Its thirty-ninth ' annual con
vention at the National hotel with
about 300 present. Most of the ad
dresses beinjr given are of a technical
nature and not cf general interest to
This morning the time was devoted
to the holding of clinics, and at 3
o'clock this afternoon the reading and
discussion of papers was resumed.
President Edward Bumgardcar cf
Lawrence In the course of his annual
address stated that 85 per cent of the
children in the public schools of the
state are in need of dental work of
one kind or another, and it was his
opinion that every school child should
be given a free denial examination
and the parents furnished with a re
port Bhcwica: the exact condition at
It was pointed out that in many
cases decayed teeth are the cause of
sickness on the part of the child, and
that it is costly in the end to allow
the teeth to go uncared for E. T-
Fairchild, state superintendent cf
schools, also made some remarks on
the subject, and the discussion was
entered into by Dr. T L. Gihner of
Chicago, W. C. Work of Ottumwa. Ia
in d Dr. W. H. Shulta of Atchison.
A national department of health was
favored by the dentists during the gen
Other speakers were Dr. O. E. Grif
fin of Girard and Dr. Martin Dewey of
Kansas Citr. Both men used lantern
slides to illustrate thefr subjects.
"The Treatment of Aieo'ar Abscess
and "The Tempo-Maxillary Articula
tion as Influenced by Occlusion." re
spectively. WHITE MEETS SENATORS
La FoUette, DoHlver and Cummins at
Washington. May 18. Senator Jos.
L Bristow entertained a dozes of his
colleagues at a dinner - last night in
honor of William Ailea White, the
Emporia editor and politician, who is
visiting here. Senators Dolltver. La
FoIIette and Cummins were among
those present, together with other
"progressive" members of congress.
There was no especial . political
significance attached to the gathering
according to Senator Bristow, who
said the occasion was merely a social
one to give Mr. White an opportunity
to get acquainted with some .of the
senatorial "progressives. "
Attorney John A. Eiweod of Inde
pendence. Kan., arrived today.