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-i-iTE watMOb rr Air. case of the vattcah.
T T p which King Edward walked to the Pope's apartments.
The Sovereign Has a Twenty-minute
InUrderx rcith the Pontiff.
F.orne. April 29.— King Edward left the British
Embassy for the Vatican this afternoon in a
closed carriage, accompanied by Colonel Lamb.
t>* British military attache, and followed by
another carriage containing members of his
r»Jesty'» suite. The King yore a field roar-
Fha-l'B uniform. He had no escort . except some
policemen in plain clothes, and no troops lined
tb" streets, in contrast with what was done
s\ the time of Emperor "William's visit to the
Pope- People gathered in the street and looked
on with curiosity, hut they abstained from any
demonstration. It was also remarked that,
contrary to the usual etiquette. King Edward
did not lunch at the British Embassy, but had
luncheon at the Quirinal. and, after a brief stop
»t the embassy, drove to the Vatican. Thus
a- did King Edward give way to the Vatican
**l~s. The carriage in which the King -drove
, the Vatican did not belong to the Quirinal.
3 * a carriage of the King of Italy could not
go within the precincts of the Apostolic Palace.
King Edward addressed a few words of kind y
fLasfcs IB return for the hearty greetings offered
him The royal party then proceeded between
ranks of Swiss Guards, whose halberds gleamed
in the sunlight that streamed through the wide
windows. The hum of the busy city alone
broke the deep silence that reigned within the
Vatican. At the Clementine Hall the party was
met by the Papal master of the chamber. Mon
f jgnor Bisleti. who was attended by personages
of the secret ante-chamber. Upon arriving be
fore the private apartment of the Pope, the No-
We Guard rendered military honors to the Brit
ish sovereign. At the conclusion of the ceremony
the door of the Pop*--- apartment was immedi
ately opened, and the aged Pontiff was revealed
, landing at the threshold. His hand was extend
ed awaiting his guest. His Holiness was dressed
:r. robes of white, and a red velvet cape bordered
irtth ermine. Even King Edward paused a mo
ment upon seeing the Pontiff in his white gar
ments. The Pope's face was the color of ivory.
tat he moved without aid. and with no apparent
difficulty. From his entire person there seemed
<• emanate sentiments or benevolence and spir
ituality. The King and the head of the Roman
Catholic Church clasped hands and exchanged
a few words in French. King Edward passed
within the Papal apartment, the door was closed,
and the Pope and his guest were left alone.
King Edward remained with the Pontiff for
twenty minutes. A bell was then rung, and
"king Edward's suite was admitted and present
ed to ihe Pope. This little ceremony seemed to
I -lease- the Pope intensely, j At its conclusion
King Edward took his leave, the Pope crossing
the room at his side, and saying his last words
a: tiue door. „ .
Pome particulars of the interview between
•King Edward and the Pope have become' known.
The Pope greeted the King, saying in French:
*I am happy to see your majesty."
King Edward rej:ll£d: "I am happy to be here
and to add ray congratulations to those of others
upon your having outlived the days of St.
The rest of the conversation was, on the part
if fhe British sovereign, concerning the attitude
aken by the Pope on the principal social ques
:ion6 of" the day, and on the part of Pope Leo
iliout the situation of the Church in the British
Elrr.pir*>. It has leaked out that the Pontiff in
armed King Edward that In view of the meet
v.c he had personally examined into all ques
ions regarding Catholic Interests now pending
Ti various j-arts of the British Empire, and had
:f partrd a memorandum to which he hoped the
Xirg would pay, his benevolent attention. It is
understood that one part of this memorandum
c<mv-e:Rs the school -question in Canada and con
tains practically the me points, as does the
memorandum given by the Pope to Sir Wilfrid
I*vin»-r the Canadian Premier, when that of
ficial was Jast in Rome.
One of the Pope's chaplains called at the
British Embassy this evening with a portrait of
the Pontiff for King Edward, upon which was
& dedication hi the Pope's hand and his auto
graph. . . ; ,
To-night th? British ambassador gave an of
flcial dinner, to King Edward, at which the
King and Qu«en of Italy, the royal princes, the
minister? and other dignitaries were present.
This wae followed bjr a reception, to which six
hundred invitations had been sent out. . All the
approach*-? to the embassy were kept clear by
cordon* of troops, behind which the crowds
were massed All the public, and many private
buildings in Rome were Illuminated to-night.
j . King Edward will leave Rome at 9 o'clock to
' morrow morning for Paris. . 0 . ,
Th« Pope, speaklne to his familiars, earned
, to be greatly pleaded at the visit of King Ed
ward, and said:
"He if a very r.!< ■» man." ;
On£ of King Edward's impressions concern
ing the Pontiff beanie known this evening at
the reception of the embassy. . King Edward
expressed bis great satisfaction at having met
the Pop* personally, and with reference to the
Pontiffs appearance the King said.
"is wonderful; he looks more to be seventy
t>ir>.» than ninety-three years old."'
The Autobiopraphy of a Goat. AJojhrjWt|
for boys and rirla, now runnier In THE BUMJAi
Fair m-dh.T
Rain and colder to-mnnuu,
Japan Gi'ces Out the Xervs and
Thanks America for Moral Support.
Yokohama, ArrU 29.— The Japanese Foreign
Office to-day published a telegram announcing
that Russia had completely evacuated th«
Shing-Kiner Province of Manchuria.
No details of the evacuation have been re
ceived from Russia officially.
The same announcement from the Foreign
Office says:
"Japan appreciates American moral support."
Shing-King i« the Chinese, name for the province
of Mukden, th« capital of which, the city of Muk
den, Is also the capital of Manchuria.
American Interests in Manchuria
Thoroughly Safeguarded.
Washington. April 20. -Russia's part in what
has come to be known as the Manchurian inci
dent, was explained this evening by Count Cas
sini the F.ussian Ambassador, to a representa
tive of The Associated Press, and because of the
conflicting reports which have come to Wash
ington regarding the Russo-Chinese negotiations
at Peking. Count Cassini has consented to the
publication of the interview.
Since the ambassador's call on Secretary Hay
last Sunday afternoon, when he could give only
unofficial assurances of Russia's intentions In
Manchuria, he has received Instructions from
his government, and yesterday afternoon again
called on the Secretary to confirm officially th#
assurances he had given already.
"Acting under instructions from my govern
ment." said the Ambassador to-night, speaking
of the Manehurian incident, and more especially
of its relation to the United States, "I have
officially assured the Secretary of State not
only that American Interests In Manchuria,
trade and industrial, will be thoroughly safe
guarded, so far as Russia is concerned, but also
of the unfortunate erroneousness contained in
Minister Conger's dispatch several days ago
from Peking relative to the course of Russia in
Manchuria.- It is a matter of the keenest re
gret to my government that unreliable parties
should have informed your Minister at Peking
on a matter of which they were evidently
grossiv ignorant. And. simultaneously with my
call upon Secretary Hay, the Foreign Office at
St. Petersburg gave similar assurances to your
ambassador there. Mr. MeCormlck. :. •
" "Because of the long standing and genuine
friendliness which without exception has char
acterized the relations of these two great coun
tries as well as in recognition of the frankness
with which your Secretary of State has dealt
with my government in all diplomatic matters,
It was a pleasure for the Foreign Office to as
sure the United States regarding international
negotiations which were pending with another
Bow« -en though in so doing all diplomatic
precedent was broken. It was clear that your
representative at Peking had been misinformed^
a matter which is regretted. I am sure, no less
by your own goverr»nent than by Russia. But I
anVnct aware that any other powers have re
ceTved from the Foreign Office such a statement
as was handed your ambassador.
...Tho«e acquainted with conditions in Man-
Pur « AN - D , POLAND!! POLAND!!!
Mr*, Women and Children Crushed to Death in Their Beds While 'Asleep
—Railroad Blocked and Telegraph Wires Down.
Vancouver. B. C. April 29.— Overwhelmed by
countless tons of rock this morning shortly after
4 o'clock, and with probably ninety-five of its In
habitants killed, the mining town of Frank, in
Southwestern Alberta, is threatened with com
plete destruction by flood to-night. Rock piled
nearly one hundred feet high dams Old Man's
River, which flows through the centre of the
town, and the valley above the town is flooded
for miles. The water Is pressing with great
force on the dam. the only protection the town
now has, and should it break the village would
be swept away. A dispatch from Frank says:
A tremendously loud reverberation shook the
valley of Old Man's River this morning at 4
O'clock, and scarcely half the inhabitants of the
town awakened to a realization of the impend
ing danger, when from the top of Turtle Moun
tain overlooking the settlement, millions ot
tone of rock were hurled. The Frank mines,
operated by the French-Canadian Coal Com
pany, across the river from the town, were seen
to be buried under hundreds of feet of rock
Just as the morning light was breaking. Within
five minutes, and before half the town realized
what had happened, a small force started to
the relief of the miners, despite the great risk
of being buried under the rocks, which were
still thrown from the lofty mountain top. The
volunteers were unable to pet into the mine.
The devastation was not confined to the vicin
ity of the mine alone, for many of the dwelling
houses in Frank were demolished by the fall-ing
rocks. Many of the occupams of these houses
were instantly killed.
At noon it was impossible to arrive a t any
accurate estimate of the loss of life, aa, owing
to the ex<Mtemint. no one could say who was
missing. Ttere are no records available that
a commercial one. "it would he different. But
open a treaty port in Manchuria, and close upon
th<=> heels of commerce will follow political com
plications of all kinds, which would Increase the
threats to peace. At New-Cbwang this country
ha« a treaty port, and American trade in Man
. huria is rapidly 00 the Increasi lam told that
N> per i-ent of cotton goods from the United
States pent to China enters the Manchurian port
of Ncw-Chwang.
"Because of the singularity of the interest
held by the United Sta*<KJ in Manchuria— for all
the world realizes that yours is a trade, not a
territorial, one— it li?s within the power of your
government to exert a powerful influence in the
preservation of peace th?re. Russia's desire is
also for peace, not disturbances, in Manchuria,
and it is to this end that negotiations are now
proceeding in Peking in the effort to establish a
condition of evacuation and to safeguard Man
churia against a recurrence of th* troubles of
IM>O. . ; .
"Striking evidence of the direct effect in this
country caused by unrest in China was seen in
1900. when, I am told, many cotton mills in the
United States were forced to shut down until
conditions in China were again normal. This
fact and the evidence the United States has
already given of its desire to make .for peace,
are sufficient assurance that the Washington
Government will lend its strong moral support
to calm excitement wherever it has been
aroused by the incorrect reports from Peking.
Navigation of the liao River To Be Closed
to Other Powers.
London. April 30.— A dispatch from the Peking
correspondent of "The Times" says that, in ad
dition to the demands concerning Manchuria al
ready enumerated. Russia, in another dispatch,
demands that the navigation of the Liao River,
which under the inland navigation rules is open
.to vessels of ail nations, shall be restricted to
vessels flying the Russian and Chinese Hags.
Russia also demands that all engagements en
tered into by the Manchurian provinciaj au
thorities -with the Russians during- the Russian
occupation shall be recognized by China. #>
"China's refusal of the Russian demands,
concludes the correspondent, "is simply a stereo
typed refusal, and does not change the situa
tion." ■ * ' ' '
Dr. Barge to Act in Arbitration of Ameri
can Claims at Caracas.
Washington. April. Queen Wiihelmina has
lnforo* ; d the United States Government thai she
has pointed Dr. Charles Augustinlus Henri
Barg«M ■ act as umpire in the arbitration <•«■■
t ween" the United, States and r , Venezuela at
Caracas, of American claims. Dr. parse *as
formerly the Dutch Governor of Curagoa. .
Greatest Natural Medicinal Water Known.-Advt.
The Pennsylvania Railroad's *V u^ r "^VbyVh2
— AdVt. p _;... „. .. .... • -
will tell how many men were working In and
about the mine at the time of the disaster.
"When reports began to come in from reliable
men who had gone for news, it was learned that
a fissure opened In the earth three-quarters of
a mile long and many feet wide, and that the
whole northern face of Turtle Mountain had
slipped from its place. The shock from the
precipitation of the millions of tons of rock into
the valley, while only actually demolishing com
paratively few of the houses, shook the founda
tions of a majority so that they are unsafe to
live in. and many hundreds of people will have
to live in the open or under such temporary
shelter as can be procured. The women are
behaving in a r->ost heroic manner.
The railroad track for two miles east of the
station is covered wit!, from ten to forty feet
of rock and the telegraph wires are down. All
communication is over one Western wire, and
this line is so blocked with private messages
and inquiries from the outside that it ifl only
with the greatest difficulty that news can be
At dusk the rock was Still being thrown on
the town from Turtle Mountain, and it is impos
sible to venture within half a mile of the mine.
It is generally thought that the disaster was
brought about by a settnxtc disturbance, though
some declare that the origin of the upheaval was
volcanic. No lava has been seen, and. aside from
the srroke from the mountain, the atmosphere is
clear There is, howeve no explanation for the
continued fall of rock. Yhe eruption influences
seem to centre at the crown of Turtle Mountain.
Cornelius O'Reilly Slips from Ladder
-Was Architect of Structure.
Cornelius OReilly. th' well known architect,
of No. 34 East Forty-fl r-st.. designer of many
churches, and who was ■ hairman of the build
ing committee of Grant's tomb, met death yes
terday by falling from a ladder at the Church
of Our Lady of Lourdes, One-hundred-and
forty-second-st. and Amsterdam-aye.. now near
ing completion.
Mr. OReilly was the 1 rehiteel of the church.
Yesterday he went up to see how the work was
getting along, and mounted a ladder leaning
against a wall. The ladder was not firmly fixed,
and when the architect had reached the second
story it slipped and slid away from the buildine,
Mr. O'Reiliy falling with it. In his descent h»
strack a beam put out across the basement, and
sustained a compound fn'-ture of the skull.
At the time of the accident Father Joseph
F. McMahon, pastor of the church, was in a
room on the second floor of th» building. He
immediately sent for two physicians, and had
the injured man removed to a room in the
church. There the two physicians worked over
him for a considerable time, but his injuries
were too severe to respond to medical treat
ment, and he expired while the doctors were
v ttfa him. Before his death the last rites of
the Catholic Church were administered by
Father McMahon.
Th^p. were few men better known hi Catholic
circles than Mr. O'Reilly. He was a trustee of
St Patricks Cathedral, was a member of the
Catholic Club, the Catholic Summer Club
at Lake <"hamplain and the Democratic
club. He was interested in many real
estate companies and in the storage business.
He was s director in the Citizens' East Side Im
provement Association. vice-president and
director of the New-York Building and Land
Appraisement Company, a director of the Real
Estate Owners and Builders' Association, and
represented that organization at the conferences
at the Building Department: a director of the
United Real Estate Owners' Association, a
trustee of the United States Savings Bank.
director of the New-York College of Dentistry
and a trustee at the New-York Ophthalmia Hos
H<= built many of the tine houses along Fifth
;md Madison ayes.. among them those of Gov
ernor Flower and Senator Depew.
He was sixty-eight years old. H- was born in
fountv Cavan. Ireland, in 1M& He was a
widower, with nine children— five SSSM and four
Poland "Water, first among; nature's remedies.— Advt.
The Pennsylvania Limited offer? every convenience
of office or club.- A public stenographer. ?tock
reports and comfortable apartment*.- Advt.
H. S. Thompson Succeeds Him as
Superintendent of Buildings.
Perex M. Stewart. Superintendent of Build
ings, was removed from office yesterday after
noon by Borough President Cantor, and Henry
S. Thompson, formerly of the Thompson-9tar
rett (Construction) Company, was appointed in
his place. The salary Is $6,000 a year.
To Mr. Stewart was twice offered an oppor
tunity to resign, but after conferring with his
friends he refused to do so. preferring to be
removed summarily.
At a recent meeting of the executive commit
tee of the Greater Xew-Tork Democracy, of
which Mr. Stewart was a member, charges were
presented -against Mr. Stewart, but they were
not r?ad openly, the leaders deciding that It
was not proper to consider them. The charges
in effect were that Mr. Stewart's office was de
moralized; that Tammany district leaders fre
quented it daily, and that there was gross dis
crimination aarainst members of the Greater
New -York Democracy. Mr. Stewart has been
entirely out of sympathy with Borough Presi-
dent Cantor for months.
About one month ago Mr. Stewart summarily
removed his> chief Inspector. Thomas O. McOili.
Mr. McGIH had reprimanded one of his subordi
nates, and this subordinate, who is a Tammany
Who lias be*n removed from the office of BuilSlngS
craph by Rockwood, Jr.)
holdover Inspector of plumbing. Andrews by
name, told Mi Gill that it would be seen who was
boss, and that either McGill would have to get
out or he (Andrews) ' would. McGill was then
dismissed by Mr. Stewart, who gave him only
two days' time 'to retire. . Borough President
Cantor insisted that McGill have thirty days*
time. Mr. Stewart demurred, but consented to
allow him three weeks, and finally ordered Mc-
Gill to retire at the end of two weeks. • These
changes were made without consulting • Mr.
Cantor There are no charges "against Mr.
Stewart! so far as known. After he learned
from Mr. Cantor on Tuesday that he was to go
he invoked the aid of Oswald O. Villard, who
personally asked Mayor Low to intercede for
Stewart. Mayor Low declined to take part in
the controversy.
Borough Secretary Blake last night, in behalf
of Mr. Cantor, made the following statement:
H<-n'v B" Thompson, one of the foremost builders
■nS SSiness met of this city, has be^n appointed
lurUintenden? of " BuiUlngs by President Cantor
of th" Borough of Manhattan. in place of Perez
Mn, .r m.V:- V,f Thompson was. until a year a K o.
C^f^ttn^r nt *he Thompson-Stz-rrett Cornpary.
HHfvSTt^the Mart* .Antoinette, which he built
and owns \mons Mr. Thompson's business ref^r-
SeW a£ M«i£ Taylor Pyne. director of the
vLnonAl Cirv Bank, and of the Delaware. Lacka
wa^Tand W.^rn Railroad; John E. Home,
nr^illtnt of the Colonial Trust Company.; James
\V Alexander presi.V-nt of the Equitably Life A£
„.._.„„. Society: Henry A C. Taylor. Robert K.
rJowiimr C C ruvltr/ Junius Morgan. B. Aymar
? ai r.i" George F. Victor, Bradish Johnson. John D.
Rockefeller^ tr • W H. Ru.s?ell. Anton A. Raven.
n S Sn Wltllaa Stoane. Henry Morgenthau.
libi.rt Flake and Francis Burton Harrison. .
Al rl Thoinp-on Ls a nativr of this city. He la
vlc^priildent »t *** Olob^ and Rutcors Fire In
surance Company: an honorary member of sxju»d
< oallßard •■ alxtb i.n_.
Bottled at the Famous Poland Springs. Me.— Advt.
Combined with fine service charming ■ c r >" •'*■,!
time and courteous attention, on the New lor*
Central, creates a «t*adily increasing trafflc.-Advt.
Which King Edward visited.
Preparation for a Great Civic -"d
Military Display.
■ St. Louis. April — The dedicatory «tereise»3
of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, Trill be-- 1
gin to-morrow. President Roosevelt, ex-Presi
dent Cleveland, the Governors of almost every
t State of the Union, accompanied by their ata3*.
four thousand regular troops, with Adjutant
General Corbin and Major General Bates, and
twice as many militiamen from the various
States, are here to make the dedication on« «#
the greatest military and civic disrlay^th.t
country ; ha» witnessed. Tb* » exercises"*^ 'J ■ ex
tend over three day*, and the pro«raj»~»^ pro
vides for a most Interesting, and at ttaes oyo.
tactziar. exhibition of tie military and commer
cial resources of the country.
President Roosevelt arrived late this altar
noon, and was received with distinguished
honor. Ex-President Cleveland came later, and
his reception was no less enthusiastic and cor
dial. Each Governor, as he arrived wltc. his
staff, was met by a committee and escorted to
his headquarters. President Roosevelt and ex-
President Cleveland a>-e the guests of David R.
Francis. Governor Odell and the New-Tort
State commission, are at the Planters'. E. H.
Harriman. president of the commission. Is m*«.
able to attend, and TVilliam Berri, vice-presi*,
dent, Is in charge.
The exposition is not to be opened to th« pub-«f
He until next year, but in its unfinished state i^;
gives promise of being the greatest affair oX tts^
kind that the world has ever seen. Th*» fair»
grounds are In the beautiful Forest Park dis
trict, about six miles outside the city, oa »■•
elevation giving a commanding view of the stir
rounding country. The permanent buildings o*
the Washington University, utilized by the fair
commission, give an additional and Imposing
In every detail the fair is planned on ■*
' gigantic scale. The only trouble the visitor*,
may have is that ■ much space is occupied an*
so many buildings are included, and there i«
such a bewildering display, that it will take «m
exceedingly energetic and tireless person to^
cover the distances and get a comprehensive
idea of the exposition. -
In dealing with the fair, however. St. Louis it
badly crippled and handicapped in hotel ant*
transportation facilities. There, are only mm*
hotels in the city which can lay claim to beioa
of the best, and they can. a', the outside, ac«,
Ml—*- no more than three thousand per*
I sons With the meagre handful of. people her*
I to att-r.4 the dedication the hotel facilities ar<^
sadly taxed. What wiU It be with an exposition,
' crowd of sufficient size 10 make such a '•-- •*
j It C stated that various ne- - howls are in
course of construction, but there Is fo evWenc,
of It now. There is talk of a hotel -.«*X> fe*t
; long and 250 feet deep, with a capacity el sev,r»
thousand guests. Should such a hotel be con
-mi. ted. and should It prove a success, which 1*
"problematical, owing to its enormous size and
the difficulties of taking care of so many peopi*
under one roof, yet it wouM -not »«* «»* -JJT
quirements of the prediction^ of -two bundre*
j thousand visitors to the city a day. if the proph
ecy is fulfilled. hotel situation- the position o-
Aside from the h n the position
the fair grounds is another tju t -lion oi craj*
■— int. They are about six mi. ■« ootsid- th*
city and only one trolley line ru. -to th- •»•
trance • The Wabash Railroad also as a tracl*
to the grounds, but these two 1!3«.a. ; the tmlT
ones going to the fair, and they can hardly b*.
counted on to ■ handle such a crowd as Is ex-»
pec ted to attend. '_ .
The exposition «i!' be a wondertnl one. but
the questions of caring for the crowds that will
come and providing for their transportation ,to
and from the grounds, are ones that nearly every
one attending the dedication is comm^ntm* on.
Those having the exposition in crcirx- have had
the conditions drawn to their attention, aad hay»
been urged to make provision to alleviate them.
He. Addresses the Sational Good
Roads Convention.
?t. Louis. -April 2l>.— President Roosevelt ai»»
rived here this afternoon to- take part in th»
dedication ceremonies of Ha» Iv>uirtana Pu»rha<^
Kspoeuiion. It was generally expected t!iat ha)
would leave his train at tb#> Union Station, an*
a dense throng had congregated there But. to
Than the Lacka wanna Railroad. Elegant n^m
Pultman cars. Dining car service. Tickets. CM
and i.» Broadway— Aivu
The iUtobiosraphy of . a Goat. A Jonystwj
for boys and girls, now runr-ina 1 In THE SL"NT»AT,
TRIBUNE. Be sure to read* next Sunday.—

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