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Today's News Today
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The Presidential Tour Will Probably Have to Be
Abandoned On Account of Mrs. McKinley's Condition
(Ry Associated Press.)
New Tork, May 14.—President Maurice Hutin,
of the Panama Canal company, is in this city.
He came to America three months ago from Paris
with the object of selling the canal to the United
States government. He hat* made a visit of in
spection along the canal route from Colon to Pan
ama and has spent some time' in Washington.
"I am unable to state at present the nature of
the proposals I have made to the government, or
what has been done in the matter," he said to-day.
"The canal commission will finish its discussion of
the question in a few days and then I shall be at
liberty to talk.
' As the canal stands now it would take about
seven years to complete it. Most of the difficulties
complained of have been done away with, and it iq
a practical scheme. At Culebra, where there was
much blasting to be done, excavations have
been made to a depth of sixty meters.
"I am returning to Washington to-day and
expect a speedy settlement."
Public Impatient or Indifferent as to
What May Come—Early Malcon
tents Are Accepting the Terms of
the Amendment, and Looking for
Settlement of Relations.
(By Associated Press.)
New York, May 14.—A dispatch to the
Tribune from Havana says:
The constitutional convention is ap
proaching acceptance of the Platt
amendment gradually. At a secret ses
sion three separate courses were sug
First—To ignore the Washington visit
and adhere to the report formulated by
Gualberto Gomez, rejecting the Platt
Second—To accept the amendment un
Third—To accept the amendment with
the report of the Washington committee
interview, with President McKinley and
Secretary Root made a part of it.
The latter course seems to be favored
by a majority of the members.
The public is becoming impatient or
indifferent. Members of the committee
deny that their urposeis to delay final
action until after the municipal elec
VilTutendas, one of the members who
signed the Gualberto Gomez report
against the Platt amendment, has re
cently published a manifesto to his con
stituents advising acceptance. Diego
Tamayo, who was on the Washington
committee, is also a member of the re
lations committee. Quesada, a third
member, is understood to support ac
ceptance, which insures a majority.
(By Associated Press.)
London, May 14.—While the German
Austrian proposals for an anti-Ameri
can combination have not yet assumed
anything like definite form, the idea is
attracting considerable attention in
Great Britain and on the continent, es
pecially the latter, where the news
papers have eagerly swallowed an al
leged interview in which J. Pierpont
Morgan is quoted as declaring that "he
and his associates would not only swamp
British trade but would paralyze Ger
man competition as well."
The reports of an Austro-German re
taliatory movement, therefore, find
much favor among the continental
newspapers, though there, is little evi
dence that it has yet acquired any
official backing of a practical character.
The opinion here is that German
official circles are using the "peril of
.American competition," as a battlecry
to bring the agrarians Into line on the
canal bill and that it is also employed
easy for c hina to pay it all
St. Petersburg, May 14.—The Viedem
®8ti publishes an article extending over
three columns, wrlttn by Prince Ouch
tomtiky, who has Just returned from Chi
na. The substance of the article is that
China can easily pay the sum demanded
of her by means of Increased taxation
on exports and imports. So great is the
volume of trade that taxation might be
doubled or trebled without commerce be
ing affected.
The Novoe Vremya publisher, a special
dispatch from Seoul stating that the Ko
rean government has purchased ten
thousand rifles and a million «artridges
from Japan.
Equestrienne Dragged Almost to Death
at the Heels of a Frightened
(By Associated Press.)
Vincennes, Indiana, May 14.—Miss
Theresa Russell of Denver, an eques
trienne connected with a Wild West
show, was fatally injured last night
while attempting to perform a new and
extremely hazardous feat in which she
leaps from one rapidly running horse
to the back of another going at full
Just as she made her spring her foot
caught in the stirrup and she was
dragged around the ring among the
hoofs of the frightened bronchos.
The cowboys made desperate efforts
to stop the horses but were unable to
do so until finally one of them stuck
a pitchfork into the side of the animai
which was dragging Miss Russell, kill
ing it instantly. Miss Russell was un
conscious from various injuries, both
internal and external.
Very Few Salmon in the Columbia
River This Year—Cannery Men
Are Gloomy.
(By Associated Press.)
Portland. Oregon, May 14.—The pros
pects for anything like a successful fish
ing season on the Columbia river are
not at all bright, and cannery men are
feeling rather gloomy. Very few salmon
are being taken at any place on the
river. ■
The rise In the river has discolored the
water and this interferes with fishing.
One cannery at the Cascades has put
up only 100 cases so far this season.
Venezuela Defies France.
(By Associated Press.)
Willemstadt, Curacoa, May 14.—It is
learned on good authority that the
Venezuelan government, in the face of
the draconic demands made by France
in the protocal for the resumption of
diplomatic relations with Venezuela, has
refused to consider the protocol.
to emphasize the profitableness of the
ccmmercial friendship of Germany and
Russia, "who," it is urged by the
Cologne Gazette, "if they could reach a
commercial understanding, could with
out the rest of Europe put such pressure
or. America that she would be forced
to accommodate their policy to that of
the European system."
Government circles at Berlin furnish
a denial that any negotiations are going
on between Austria and Germany for a
European commercial league against the
United States. The idea is regarded as
impracticable, owing to the diversities
of race and commercial interests.
The representative of the Associated
Press interviewed Andrew D. White,
United States ambassador, and F. H.
Mason, the United States consul general
here, in regard to the matter. They both
said they had heard of no negotiations
in connection with the league referred
to. They regarded the matter as chi
merical, and did not believe there would
be two nations in favor of such a league.
Great Pacific Sugar Ship.
New York, May 14.—After discharging
her cargo of 8,000 tons of sugar at Phila
delphia, the new American steamer
Californian of the American Hawaiian
Steamship company, has arrived here
from the Pacific. The Californian is the
first of a great fleet of steamers to op
erate between New York, San Fran
cisco and Hawaii.
Talk of Morgan's Bad Health.
New York. May 14.-—According to the
London correspondent of the Tribune,
disquieting rumors are again prevalent
in that city with regard, to the health
of J. Pierpont Morgan.
While Her Condition Was Improved Somewhat Since Last Night She Is Net Well Enough to Continue the Journey
—Mrs. McKinley Has Not Yet Decided to Give Up the Trip—The President Is Feeling the Strain Caused
by Mrs. McKinley's Illness—He Bemains et the Bedside—A doom Ovej the Whole Party—
Future Movements in Doubt.
(By Associated Press.)
San Francisco, Cal., May 14.—Both President and Mr^
McKinley had a restful night, and this morning Mrs.
McKinley was reported to be steadily gaining.
The president, however, is feeling the strain and with
a busy day before him, decided not to go to Stanford uni
versity this morning. He was expected to address the
students there, and later lunch at the Burlingame club.
Instead he will quietly remain in San Francisco until this
afternoon, when he will meet the rest of his party at the
railroad station and will ride in the elaborate parade ar
ranged in his honor. This evening he will hold a public
receptloq in the big ferry building.
If Mrs. McKinley continues to improve the president
will continue his trip to the northwest. If, however, she
does not rally .sufficiently, the northwest trip will be aban
doned and the president will take her direct to
At 10 o'clock this morning Secretary Cortelyou Issued
the following bulletin:
"The doctors, after their morning consultation, find that
Crew of Wrecked Boat Had no Chance
to Save Themselves—One Girl
Drowned in Her Stateroom—
Went Down in 30 Feet
of Water—Passen
gers Were Panic
(By Associated Press.)
St" Louis, May 14.—The first authentic
information concerning the wreck of the
steamer City of Paducah, of the St. Louis
and Tennessee River Packet company,
which occurred at Brunkhorst landing,
Illinois, Sunday night, was obtained upon
the arrival of the steamer City of Clif
ton at this port, at 2:30 o'clock this
morning. Fifteen persons lost their lives,
in the awful catastrophe, six whites and
nine blacks.
The dead are:
DR. J. W. BELL, of Cuba Landing,
CHARLES JOHNSON, aged 84, deck
FRANK GARDTNER, Texas deck ten
der of Paducah. Ky.
GRANT WOODS, colored, boat baker.
names unknown.
, Sank in Three Minutes.
The City of Paducah stopped at Brunk
horst's Landing at 8:30 o'clock Sunday
night and took on a load of corn. When
In the act of backing away from the
wharf, the boat swung around and struck
the bank heavily with her stern. A snag
(By Associated Press.)
London, May 14.—According to present
plans, J. Pierpont Morgan will not go
to America just now.
The situation on the slock exchange
today was the most remarkable known,
as far as Americans were concerned.
There was absolutely no trading, the
arbitrage people not dealing and quota
tion were naturally nominal.
The optimism with which yesterdays
settlement of Northern Pacific was
hailed disappeared in the general realiza
tion that it was only temporary. Steps
are being taken to form an arbitration
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, May 14.—The postmaster
general, Charles Emory Smith, has giv
en up the lease of his Washington home.
No. 1774 Massachusetts avenue, and
there ate rumors that this protends his
resignation from the cabinet the coming
All the personal effects of Mr. and
Mrs. Smith were sent to Philadelphia
prior to their departure with the presi
dential party, and it is understood that
on their return they will live at the Ar
Those who are close to the postmas
ter general says he Is only retaining his
office at the earnest solicitation of Pres
ident McKinley, and as soon as prac
ticable he desires to return to newspa
per work.
Recruits for the Artillery.
(By Associated pgess.)
San Francisco, May 14.—Forty recruits
for the artillery post at Port Townsend,
will go north on the transport Warren
today under command of Lieutenant
Ralph P. Brown. At Seattle the Warren
will take on a heavy cargo of army
eupplies for Alaska.
Ship Painters on a Strike.
(By Associated Press.)
San Francisco, May 14.—The Ship
painters at this port have struck for
hauling the steamships St. Paul,. Port
land, Roanoke and Zealandia has been
stopped as far as that branch of labor
is concerned.
Mrs. McKinley has lost nothing, but has gained a little
since last night's report."
Secretary Cortelyou stated that the president had not
yet decided as to his plans for the next two days. Every
thing depends upon Mrs. McKinley's condition. The presi
dent will participate in the parade here to-day and will
held a public reception in the new ferry building this eve
ning. Beyond that nothing has been decided.
The trip to the northwest is still in doubt, and the
president will not decide until the latter part of the week
whether or not he will go north.
President McKinley telegraphed Secretary Hay, at Palo
Alto, this morning, that he would not leave Mrs. McKinley's
bedside to-day. This cast a gloom over the entire party.
It had been hoped and expected that Mrs. McKinley's
condition would permit the president to join the party
for the visit to Iceland Stanford university.
Among the members of the party this morning, the
prevailing opinion was that Mrs. McKinley's condition
would necessitate the complete abandonment of the trip
beyond San Francisco.
embedded in the bank tore an enormous
hole in the hull, through which the wa
ter rushed with frightful rapidity. She
at nnce began to settle and at the end
of ihree minutes, nothing but her roof,
Texas deck and pilot house remained
above the surface.
The impact with the hidden snag, ac
companied as it was by the awful noise
caused by the shifting' of the cargo,
aroused the passengers to a realization
of their danger. Officers acted with
great coolness and as the boat settled
helpless, the startled passengers ran to
the cabin roof, from which boats were
lowered and their charges carried ashore.
Lost Her Life in Dressing.
Miss Mabel E. Gardiner of St. Louis,
wgs asleep in her stateroom when the
shock came and probably lost her life
by remaining to dress. Her body was
found in the forward part of the cabin.
The body of Dr. Bell has not yet been
found and it is supposed he was drowned
in his stateroom like a rat in a trap.
The crew and their roustabout helpers
being on the lower deck in the midst of
the cargo when the vessel struck, were
placed in a position of moat awful peril.
As the steamer careened In settling, the
big cargo, consisting chiefly of sacks of
corn, shifted and before the men could
escape half of them were pinned down
and either crushed to death or held
down until the water brought about their
end. The passengers lost all of their be
longings, and had to be supplied with
clothing bv those on shore.
Tlie City of Paducah lies in about 30
feet of water and the loss will be total.
She was valued at. $1.5,000.
committee to relieve stock brokers of
thi ir difficulties in connection with tile
Northern Pacific affair.
A representative of one of the large
hour.es said:
•Unless the Morgans and Kuhn, Loab
and company accept soipe such arbitra
tion nothing can save the London mar
kei from a serious smash. The tempo
rary, arrangement, it is believed, may
overrun the next settlement but not
much longer. It is thought the arbitra
tors might set a fixed price. That would
prevent serious failures and meet the
views of Messrs. Morgan and Kuhn,
Loeb and company.
Paris, May 14. Mme. Desboges, former
ly Harriet Lancaster, of New York, to
day gave birth to triplets. This is the
third time that the same thing has hap
pened to her. She was married exactly
three years and three months ago, and
has nine children, ail boys and healthy.
The father joyfully hopes that the
next arrival "will complete the dozen
and break the record."
Harriet Lancaster studied balnting in
New York till she tvas elghten. Then
she came here and married three years
M. Desboges Is an architect. Mme.
Desboges herself continued to paint, but
when she was haw her family was grow
when she saw how her family was
growing she abandoned art to devote
her whole time to her children.
Ship Wrecked, Crew Lost.
Nanaimo, B. C., May 14.—The wreck
of the American ship Colusa has been
found in a rocky cove at the south
west side of Peunnel sdlind, Queen Char
lotte island. The ship was apparently
stripped by the crew and abandoned at
sea. No trace of camp fires or human
occupation ciuld b found around the
Kaiser Is Doubly an Uncle.
(By Associated Press.)
Frankfurt On-the-Main, May 14,—
Piincess Frederick Charles, youngest
eivter of Emperor William, gave birth
to twin sons this morning.
Mistaken Dispatch to Minister Conger
Made Great Trouble for Brit
ish Diplomats.
(By Associated Press.)
London, May 14.—The foreign office has
issued a Chinese bluebook bringing the
record of negotiations down to Decem
ber. The cable mistake by which Mr.
Conger was instructed to agree to the
conditions imposed on China being ir
revocable, forms the basis for almost a
score of dispatches. One of these, from
Lord Lansdowne to Lord Pauneefote,
dated December IS, contains the follow
"Mr. Choate told me there was doubt
as to whether the president had the
right, without act of congress, to accept
words which might have the effect of
making it incumbent on the United States
government to remain in permanent oc
cupation of Chinese territory. I told Mr.
Choate that in my opinion the words did
not go as far as he supposed."
Great Plant Will Be Made Part of the
Vickers-Maxim-Cramp Ship
building Combine.
(By Associated Press.)
Philadelphia, May 14.—Control of the
Bethlehem Steel company is the first
positive step in the organization of the
Vickers-Maxim-Cramp «Upbuilding com
bine, and probably will be definitely ar
ranged for this week. Negotiations to
this end, actively begun ten days ago,
have reached a crisis and, In the opin
ion of Bethlehem stockholders, the deal
will be closed this week.
"There is nothing to say now. but
there probably will be before the end of
the week," a Bethlehem stoeaholder said
to-day. "If a sale of stock results, all
will 'get the same price as the large
holders will insist, before agreeing to sell
their stock, that the purchasers shall
agree to take all other stock on the
same terms. The big fellows have no
intention of selling out and leaving their
associates in the lurch."
It is believed the purchasers «ill have
to pay $30 a share, or an approximate
total of $10,000,000.
Albany. May 14.—Riots followed the
attempt today of the Union Traction
company to resume the operation of a
portion of Us electric stret railway
system In this city, which had been
tied up by the strike of the employes
inaugurated lust week.
The company hud secured 200 non
union men to take the places of strikers
and last night housed the ne«'-comers
in the Quail street barns where they
were guarded by police and depu
sheriffs. Outside the barns u large
number of strikers and their sympathiz
ers assembled during the night, the
crowd growing until it numbered 2,000
or more by the time the company was
ready to send out its first car. Two po
licemen, were on the platform with the
motorman and two guarded the rear
The crowd greeted the appearance of
the car «ith derisive and insulting
cries and obstructed its passage, but
a squad of police cleared the way and
it passed on and away from the vicinity
of the barn.
Half an hour later a second car
emerged from the barn. The crowd
Immediately made a dash for it, some
of them hurling missiles at the motor
man. The police could not withstand
the rush of the mob and some of the
rioters were soon upon the platform.
The motorman was struck several
times on the head until, bleeding and
senseless, he relinquished his grasp on
the handles. On the rear platform two
men pulled the trolley pole down and
bent it until it broke. The car had ob
tained some momentum, and, striking
the switeh. went off into the gutter.
Once the mob had accomplished its
purpose It withdrew with cheers. The
pJlice arrested four or five of tlie
rioters. One of the trolley wires fell u» J
X (By Associated Press.) X
X New York.^May 14.—General Russel A. Alger, X
X former secretary of war, Mrs. Alger and Russ,el X
X Alger, Jr., are in this city, and will sail to- X
X morrow for Europe, to be gone about three X
X months. General Alger's health is much better • X
X than while he was secretary of war, but he has X
X not entirely recovered. X
X ■ "I would have captured Agulnaldo two years X
X ago if I had been allowed to follow my plans,'' X
X declared General Alger, in an interview last night. X
X "His capture broke the backbone of the X
X insurrection. X
X "I think the Philippine war is now a thing X
X of the past. X
X "The Cuban question will not lie finally settled X
X until Cuba is a part of the United States. It X
X should have the same status as Hawaii. X
X "It will not be taken by force, but the intelli
X gent people of Cuba will ask to become a part
X of this country. When it does, values there will
X quadruple."
Prosecution in Federal Court for Send
ing Threatening Letters Through
the Mails—Struck the Wrong Man
When He Picked Out the Hardy
Western Miner as Easy Game.
(By Associated Press.)
Omaha, Neb., May 14.—Senator Kearns,
of Utah, is in Omaha to pvoseeute a suit
of blackmail against E. J. Wolters, for
merly a resident of Schuyler, Neb.
In the indictment on file Wolters is
charged with attempt to blackmail 'Sen
ator Kearns and secure $5,000 from him,
stating in the letters written that if this
sum was not oaid his children would be
kidnaiwd. These letters, it is alleged,
were sent through the mails, hence the
suit is in the federal court.
Just what turn the suit will take is
not known, as the attorneys for Wolters
have demurred to the indictment, alleg
ing that tlie accused has been indicted as
"Wolter" while his real name is. Wol
ters. By reason of the dropping of the
"s" at the end of the name, it Is con
tended that the indictment Is void.
The demurrer has been argued before
Judge Munger, but the contended for has
not been passed upon.
Gould's Purchase of Steel Rails.
(By Associated Press.)
Ne« 1 York, May 14.—George J. Gould
has made arrangements for the purchase
of 25,000 tons of rails which, it is said,
will make In all nearly 110,000 tons of
rails bought this year for his system
of railways. Practically all of his pur
chases will be used for replacing the
rails in his southwestern system. His
different orders, placed with the pool,
will involve the expenditure of
the streets a few- minutes after having
been cut, putting one line out of com
'The car which had previously left tha
bain made several trips up and down,
not carrying any passengers. At thu
corner of State and Pearl streets, when
the car came up on its second run, a
boy threw a brick at it. A man who saw
the act caught the boy by the shoulder.
In an instant the mob had torn the boy
away and assaulted the citizen who held
him. ^
Nearly a dozen of the non-union men
the company brought from out of town
deserted after the attack on the second
car. They were carried away in triumph
on the strikers' shoulders.
The indications are that if the cars
can not be run the national guards will
huve to be called out.
The crew deserted the car after mak
ing two trips. On its last trip, this car
was obstructed by planks taken from
buildings in course of construction and
Idled upon the track while crowds
gathered at nearly every street corner,
stones, bricks and sticks were thrown at
the ear and the motorman and con
The non-union men brought here are
reported to have notified tlie corporation
that they had decided not to take out
An attempt has been made to operate
the Union Traction company's line in
Uohees, Rensslaer, Troy and Wuter
vliet, on which the employes struck
when those in Albany walked out.
Mayor Blessing and Sheriff McCreary
have decided that they have not suffi
cient force to quell *he disturbances and
are in consultation tilth the adjutant
geneial regarding the calling out of
state troops.

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