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the p!er on a truck. It accidentally fell off the
truck, and the shock released the -weight attached
to th« Infernal mach-n* and caused the explosion
■head of time.
Thomassen said he intended to accompany tue
barrel to England, where he was to ship several
boxes Insured as cor.talnlr-s rpede. The steamer
■was twund to New-York, ar.d Thomassen sai<3 he
isUnfied to leave the Mosel at Souhan-.ptou- Tiie
•teamship he Intended, should be far out at eea
after 1.-avlr.g that port before the machine would
cacM the explosion. Then th« steamer would go
to tb. bottom with all on board, and later he
could collect the insurant* on the boxes be had
shipped aa specie. „ . ,
The premat^e explosion had brought a, his
,4m. to aa end, and he had dreaded arrest and
«rosurr. co he wanted to kill Mmself. H » ex
pressed no contrition on account of the Jo« o
lit* he had caused by his Infernal machine. He
was only sorry he had not been able to send to
watery craves hundreds of people on the MoseL
"I have bad bad luck: that 1* all." he said a few
minutes before he died.
After hU death it w*£ discovered that he had car
ried his Internal machine across the Atlantic twice
before he tried to ship it on the MoseL He had
&?«W? £ WMWg S£££
marked as specie, on the 'tcanstip Celtic. Ke had
chine solng and would have left tH« s.eamer be
which he intended to ship from German and tng
to be shipped.
Captain Pershing's Effective Work
— Manila Netcs.
Manila, Mar 10.— Captain PershJng and his
column have returned to Camp Vicars, Min
danao, from the expedition through the country
east cf Lake Lanao. Tha column experienced
no opposition after the fighting at Taraca. The
prisoners captured at Taraca took the oath of
allegiance to the United States and were re
leased. Among the Uoros killed in the Taraca
forts were nine dattog and one Sultan. The
moral effect of this fight will be far reaching,
end It is doubtful If there will be any further
hostility in the Lake Lanao country- Captain
Pershins estimates the population of Taraca at
SO.OOO. and that of the district at 100.000. He
says the population of the Lake Lanao district
has been underestimated.
Four natives have been found guilty of the
murder of three American marines at Olangapo.
Subig Bay. last September, and have been sen
tenced to death.
The ladro: fr'.tuatior seems to have materi
ally improved. In Albay Province it is still un
satisfactory, but the other districts which re
cently have been disturbed are quieter.
Albert Roberts, cashier of the government ice
plant here, has been arrested on the charge of
embezzlement. His accounts have been found to
be 54.000 short.
The quarantining: of transports bound for San
Francisco has been resumed on account of the
cholera- The epidemic is making slight gains
in Luzon.
Powers Asked to Withdraw Ships
from Salonico.
Constantinople. May 10— It L« denied here
that the powers have lodged claims for damages
resulting from the Salonica outrages.
The Turkish Government has apologized to
the Bulgarian diplomatic agent here for the
damtctQary visits made by the police of Con
■taatinople last week, when about sixty Bul
garians were arrested, and when the papers
of the secretary of the Bulgarian diplomatic
agency were seized at his residence. The agent
threatened to leave Constantinople unless sat
isfaction for this action was given.
The statement that the Porte has requested
Austria and Italy to withdraw their warships
from Salonica has been confirmed.
London, May 11.— The Salonica correspondent
rf # The Times" cables that there are ten for
eign men-of-war in the harbor of Salonica- A
state of sieee has been proclaimed, and Turkish
troops are guarding every square yard of the
town. Apparent quiet prevails. The schemes of
tfc* revolutionary leaders may hang fire, but it
is not iikely that they will be abandoned. There
have been found documents which convince the
authorities that the recent explosions were car
ried out by officers of the Bulgarian Royal Engi
The very general opinion prevails, the corre
spondent says In conclusion, that the only way
to clear the atmoj-phere is by a war with Bui
Vienna, May 11. — The death of the leader
I»eitctwff is considered a eevere loss to the Bul
jrarinn revolutionary movement, of which he was
the mainspring. It was Deltcheff who arranged
the capture of Miss Ellen M. Stone, the Arneri
ran missionary.
Turkish Account of Suppression of Anar
chistic Outrages.
Washington. May — The Turkish Minister
here has received the following cable dispatch
from his government:
On May 6 the Bulgarian revolutionists at
tempted to commit at Alonastlr anarchistic out
rages analogour to those perpetrated at Salon
lea. Thanks to efficacious measures taken iy
the imperial authorities, however, they have
been nnahle to put their de*igns into execution.
Rtontaheff, one of the ringleaders of the Bul
garian revolutionary committee, perished, with
9m of his accomplices, in the village of Fraishna
Tangier. Morocco, May K». — News has reached
her* from Tetuan that the tribesmen have suf
fered defeat at the hands of government troops.
Madrid. Miy 10.— In a. dispatch from Tangier
the corresrfonderjt of the "Heraldo" says a Brit
ish torpedo boat has left there for Tetuan vrith
the secretary of the British legation on board.
Other dispatches report insubordination on the
part of the sovercmeßt forces at Tangier and
Gibraltar, May 10.— The British battleship
Renown hr-; left here for Morocco.
Gasolene Tank — Machine Was
Burned and Left a Wreck-
Lying in Cllnton-ave., Newark, at the city line. Is
the wreck oi an automobile. Whom It belongs to is
not known. On Saturday night it was being speeded
along the avenue by two men when the pasolene
tank exploded and set fire to the machine. The Fire
Department was called out. but when the firemen
reached the scene the automobile was a wreck. The
■mbi left It »■:•.. ■ ' . vine their naxnea.
Bourn's Reply Which m Angered the
British Ambassador
Wa^ilngton, May 10.— How Great Britain.
Germany and Italy, for the asking, could have
secured from Venezuela preferential treatment
in the settlement of their claims, had they
asked in time, and thereby been relieved of the
necessity of an appeal to The Hague court,
with its consequent expense and delay, is told
in the blue book which Herbert VT. Bowen, who
v. i Venezuelan plenipotentiary in the pearo
negotiations here, has prepared, containing the
correspondence and dispatches relating to the
Venezuelan protocols. It shows that President
Castro conlerred on Mr. Bowen two sets of
powers, one authorizing him to conduct nego
tiations exclusively with the representatives of
the allied powers— Great Britain, Germany and
Italy— and the other granting him full authority
to effect a settlement with the representatives
of all nations ha vine claims against Venezuela.
Mr. Bowen, on the day of his arrival here.
< ailed at the embassies of the allied powers, to
present his credentials. He presented first his
powers to negotiate with all Venezuela's cred
itors, though expecting that they would be ob
jected to promptly, in which event he intended
to fall back on the others. Instead, the Italian
and British ambassadors and the German
Charge d' Affaires accepted without question the
letters empowering him to negotiate with all
the creditor nations. In bo doing they waived
at the outset the question of separate or pref
erential treatment for their governments, and
this point was not raised until the peace pro
tocols were rracticaliy ready for signature.
The Blue Book begins with President Castro's
note of December 9, 1002, expressing his will
ingness to arbitrate the differences of the al
lied powers and the Caracas Government,
and requesting Mr. Bowen to represent Venez
uela as arbitrator. Many cable dispatches were
exchanged between Venezuela and the allies
through Washington before they would
agree to President Castro's proposition for
preliminary negotiations here looking to the
raising of the blockade. The allies stood
out for immediate reference to The Hague of
the entire question, until Secretary Hay trans
mitted to them a dispatch from Mr. Bowen at
Caracas, pointing out the unreasonableness of
forcing a nation to carry a controversy to The
Hague court, which is essentially a peace trib
The book makes public for the first time the
text of Mr. Boiven's note of February 20 last
to Sir Michael Herbert, the British Ambassador,
which for a time threatened to break off. nego
tiations. It ran as follows:
I bave sdven due consideration to your govern
ment's proposition that two-thirds of the 30 per
ctnt of the rustome receipt? of La Guayra and
Porto Cabello he given to the allied powers and
that the remaining: third be paid to the peace pow
ers. That proposition I must decline. I cannot
accept, even in principle, that preferential treat
ment can be rightly obtained by blockades and
bombardments. It would be absolutely offensive
to modern civilization to recopnize that principle
and to incorporate it into the law of nations, as it
would have to be if the allied powers and th< pence
powers should spree to it and acknowledge it.
Furthermore, that proposition is objectionable be
cause it would keep the allied powers allied for a
period of over six years. Venezuela cannot, lam
sure, be expected to encourage the maintenance of
alliances aeainst her. On this side of the water
we want peace, not alliances.
Xow, as the question of preferential treatment Is
the only one on which we have not agreed, I here
by propose that we leave that question to The
Hague. What we have already agreed upon v.c
can hold to and stand by. We need only to add
to it that we have decided to submit the question
of preferential treatment to The Hague.
If this proposition Is accepted— and I do not see
how it can be declined— there would be. of course,
no reason to continue the blockade. This solution
of the controversy is honorable to all parties, and
I beg you to communicate it to your colleagues at
your earliest convenience.
Sir Michael Herbert demanded a retraction of
the entire note, but Mr. Bowen refused to com
ply with the demand. The correspondence
shows that thereupon negotiations on the part
of the allies with Mr. Bowen -were broken oft
and that President Roosevelt was invited to
arbitrate the entire affair. In this correspond
ence the British Government took exception to
Mr. Bowen* s statement that the Anglo-Uerman
alliance would be continued for fix years were
the allies given preferential treatment, and the
State Department was assured that the British
Foreign Office was of opinion that such would
not be the case. The State Department re
j reived these assurances as information. Presi
| dent Roosevelt announced his inability to accept
the Invitation to arbitrate the matter, and nego
tiations with Mr. Bowen were resumed.
Venezuela's representative was not a party
to the arbitration invitation to President Roose
velt, but his views respecting it appear from
the following note, which he sent several weeks
ago to the British Ambassador:
You never gave me a copy of your note of Feb
ruary 6, to Mr. Hay, and I have never possessed a
j copy of it. I cannot be bound by what you wrote
•' to Mr. Hay on February 6, for, if I remember
j rightly, your letter to him was a proposition that
I the question of preferential treatment be left to
j the President of the United States to decide. That
proposition 1 opposed the moment your said letter
mas read to me. There the matter ended.
Mr. Bowen left Washington for New-York to
day, and on Saturday he will sail for Caracas.
Secretary Hay congratulated Mr. Bowen on the
successful completion of his mission. Cordial
notes of congratulation also were exchanged
between Mr. Bowen and the Italian and British
ambassadors, and Baron Speck yon Sternburg.
Shanghai. May 10. — As a result of patriotic
meetings called because of the situation in Man
ihuriri, the Viceroys and Governors have tele
graphed the Grand Council at Peking urging
the Chinese Government to resist foreign ag
Russian Scheme to Divert Trade to Port
London, May 11.— The correspondent of "The
Daily Mall" at Shanghai cables that "the Taotal
of New-Chwang is leving increased duties on
imports. This #s being done, it is believed, at
the instigation of Russia in order to divert trade
to Port Dalny."
Guayaquil. Ecuf.c'or. May 10.— Callao and Pisco,
Peru, have beer, officially declared infected with
the bubonic plague. The banks and business houses
of Guayaquil are subscribing funds for the purpose
of cleaning the city. The Cosmos Line steamers
Herodot and Sesostris, from eouthern ports, will
be refused admittance here. Ecuadorian troops
have been stationed on the Peruvian frontier to
stop communication. The Board of Health at Pay
la Peru, has closed that port to vessels from
The Municipal Council and the Board of Health
at Guayaquil are in session to discuss steps against
!he introduction of the plague. The Cosmon Line
reamer Totroes, now in this port, will not be al
iowed to discbarge her cargo, as she brings flour
from Pisco.
Lima. Peru. May 10.— There were no fresh cases
of bubonic plague to-day here or at Caiiao. None
of the five suspicious cases of yesurday have de
veloped into the plague.
Harrlsburg. Perm., May 10.— Special services in
memory of the Key. Dr. T. De Witt Talmage were
held to-day at Grace Methodist Church, where he
preached his last eermon. At the corning services
a pulpit, erected as a memorial to Dr. Talmage.
was ur. veiled, after an appropriate sermon, by the
Rev. Dr. "William V. Kelley. Editor of 'The Meth
odist Review." Tributes to the memory of the
preacher were given at the even.ng service by Dr.
Xelley, Dr. George Edwaro Keed, president of
Dickinson College; ex-Governor Wjliiam A. Stone.
Colonel I>. F. Copeland and the Rev. J. \\e«ley
HIII. of Uarrlßbur*.
Anti-Tammany Representatives to
Meet—Talk of Morris's Successor.
Representatives of the Citizens Union, the Re
publican County Committee and the Greater
New-York Democracy will meet to-night to take
the initial steps in organizing the fusion forces
for an anti-Tammany campaign this fall. The
only important organization which will not be
represented Is the German-American Rcfnrm
Union, which voted last week not to participate
in this conference of the anti-Tammany forces.
This does not mean that the German union will
not join the fusion forces, but Herman Ridder
and the other leaders of the organization do not
care to take a stand at this time, believing it is
too early.
The conference to-night promises to develop
little, according to th« opinion cf politicians
yesterday. The Republican organization, while
appointing a committee to eonftr. has registered
a protest against precipitating the municipal
campaign ao early in the season. This is also
the attitude of the Greater New-York Democ
racy. The Citizens Union is not desirous of
opening the. campaign at this time, and it has
emphasized the fact that the conference to-night
is simply for a preliminary discussion. The
leaders of the organization, however, believe the
allies should get together and discuss ways and
means. The Citizens Union agrees with the
other organizations that it is too early to de
cide on candidates. The only plea is that a start
be made so an effective organization of all anti-
Tammany forces ca.n be brought about at tha
proper time.
"The representatives of the Republican County
Committee," said Senator Platt lasi night, "will
attend the conference to-night with only one
plan, and that Is to secure postponement. We
are all agreed that it is too early to start the
campaign. This does not mean that we are
against Mr. Low. We are not against any one.
We are not for any one. We are opposed to all
summer political agitation. We favor fusion,
and I believe fusion will be effected, but It is
too soon to open the campaign. Let us wait
until late in August. Then the hot season will
be over, the situation will be clearer and we
can intelligently discuss candidates and plat
Herman Ridder, leader of the German-Ameri
can Reform Union, said last night: "In some
quarters our attitude has been misunderstood.
We have not declared against Low or fusion.
I have simply pointed out the defects in Mayor
Low's administration and urged going slow.
When the fall comes and the issues are clearly
defined, and the campaign is at hand, there
will be plenty of time to take a stand. It has
been said that we are on the fence to make a
dicker for o.Tice. All I can say is that we have
received only four appointments from this ad
ministration. I believe in waiting. No use
to cross a bridge until you come to it."
A prominent representative of the Greater
New-York Democracy said last night: "We favor
delay, but we are for fusion, and as an evidence
of good faith we will take part in the confer
ence to-night, but will urge that discussion of
candidates and issues be deferred until later.
Some of our people favor the nomination of an
independent Democrat, hut that is mere specu
lation, and there is no use of discussing those
matters now."
Members of the Citizens Union said last night
that they had been misunderstood. 'Our call,"
said a member of the executive committee, "was
issued for the purpose of organizing for the cam
paign, and not to precipitate a discussion of
candidates or platform. I believe v.c should get
together. The other and more vital questions
will develop later. Ido not believe there will be
any discord, and things will adjust themselves."
Robert C. Morris, president of the Republican
County Committee, who has resigned his posi
tion, would not discuss hi 3 action last night.
He is chairman of the delegation from the Re
publican County Committee to the conference
to-night. He indicated that the organization
Republican conferree3 would simply urge post
ponement, and if discussion is precipitated they
will take no part in the deliberations of the
conference at this time.
The resignation of Mr. Morris, announced yes
terday in The Tribune, led to a great deal of
discussion as to his possible successor. Senator
Platt, when asked as to the outcome, said he
did not have the slightest idea who would be
"How about George R. Sheldon?" some one
'Mr. Sheldon has positively declined," replied
the Senator.
"Whom would you suggest?"
"How about W. H. Ten Eyck?" replied the
"Will he be elected?"
"I don't know," answered Mr. Platt. "That
will develop in time."
Colonel George W. Dunn, chairman of the Re
publican State Committee, s;tid last night that
he had not the slightest idea who would suc
ceed Mr. Morris. The opinion was expressed
last night that the resignation of Mr. Morris
would be tabled v.hen read at the next meeting
of the county committee, on May 21, and that
if his duties in Caracas terminated in time to
enable him to return to New-York for the
municipal campaign he would be urged to
withdraw it and continue at the head of the
county committee.
Idea of Senor Pulecio for an Agreement on
the Isthmian Canal.
Panama, May lft. — Gerardo Pulecio. an Im
portant member of the Conservative party, dis
cusses the canal question in a recent issue of
the "Correo Naclonal," published at Bogota. He
says the renewal of the canal concession granted
by President Sanclemente is legal, the govern
ment having constitutional faculties to take this
step. No company or European government is
willing to risk any money in the canal venture
after the De Lesseps failure, says Senor Pulecio;
therefore, the United States only can undertake
the construction of the canal with chances of
Colombia never enjoyed effective sovereignty
on the isthmus, because the United States
landed troops there whenever it wanted to, and
even denied Colombians "the innocent right to
kill each other." Still, in the canal treaty.
Colombian sovereignty on the isthmus should
be distinctly recognized, argues Seflor Pulecio,
not only to calm the nerves of apprehensive
patriots, but because Colombia may, within one
hundred or two hundred years, develop into a
strong nation, and he able to recover the sov
ereignty on the isthmus which it now lacks.
Senor Pulecio bays nothing against police con
trol or mixed tribunals on the isthmus so long
as Colombian laws prevail. He says that as
Colombia labors under a load of GoO.OOG.GO pesos
of paper mosey the present generation and its
descendants must be saved. He proposes the
following pian: The United States to pay
Colombia for the canal cousesslon the sum of
$25,000,000, without discount, concession or »e
ductioii, and yearly rental for the
canal zone. Colombia to be free vt any claims
which may arise against the canal company.
The United States is to recognize the sov
ereignty of Colombia on the Isthmus. The other
conditions put down by Senor Pulecio are the
same as have been specified in the treaty.
The convocation of the Colombian Congress for
June 20 is believed by people acquainted with
government affairs to mean that President Mar
roquin is confident of having sufficient support
to assure the approval of the canal treaty.
Senator Obaldia has Just published a strongly
worded accusation u^:iinst Generals Herrera ami
Pedras for the part they took as leaders in the
last revolution.
Madrid, May 10.— The result of the recent elec
tions in Spain has insured the government ». Urge
majority of tlia S-. j ;:at<i.
The Rev. Mr. Kemp Criticises Inter
national Marriages.
To the members of the General Society of the
Daughters of the Revolution, assembled r
from all parts of the United States for a con
vention, which begins this week at the Waldorf,
the Rev. Robert Morris Kemp, of St.
Chapel, last night preached a stirring sermon, m
which he criticised international marriages. A
nounced aristocracies of birth and riches, and
told the society that, as the descendants of
patriots, it was their duty to save the country
from an inundation of vices and weakness
brought here by hordes of debased and ignorant
The service at the chapel was attended by
fully twelve hundred women, representing t
society. It was to have been conducted by the
Rev. Dr. Morgan Dix. rector of Trinity, but.
n-.vina- to his illness, the Rev. Dr. William R-
Huntlngton. rector of Grace Church, officiated.
He was assisted by the Rev. Charles E. Brugler,
chaplain of the Society of Colonial Wars; tha
Rev. F. L. Humphreys, ass.stant chaplain of the
Society of the Sons of the Revolution (Dr. Dix
being the chaplain); the Rev. Dr. Alexander
Mann, the Rev. Dr. Donald Sage Mackay. the
Rev. Joseph Reynolds, the Rev. Dr. Daniel F.
Warren, the Rev. Laurance F. Bower and the
Rev. Frederick B. Crozier.
Two hundred guests, who had come from
nearly every State in the Union, and the local
members of the society, gathered in the Parish
House, in the rear of the church, and, headed
by the officers of the society, members of the
general executive committee, the regents from
the different States and the clergy, marched to
the church in pairs.
The service was thoroughly patriotic; patri
otic songs being sung and prayers being offered
for the President and people of the United
States. The decorations were plentiful, and in
accord with the spirit of the occasion. A score
of tha members of the Society of the Sons of the
i Revolution of the State of New-York acted as
The Rev. Mr. Kemp's sermon was. In part,
as follows:
Patriotic societies such as ours have, I take It.
no mure "part, as they have no reason, with our
past honorable traditions and heritages, in estab
lishing an aristocracy of birth, in this land dedi
cated by our fathers as one of equal rights and
privileges to all. than they do and have in condon
ing that far more reprehensible aristocracy of
wealth which often appears to be showing its
hideous mien among us. and which seems otten
emphasized in the marriage of our fair young
womanhood to the titles of impecunlous-often
miscalled noble men. Is this not disloyal to the
blood our founders shed?
Short as has been the life of thts, our native
land, we are centuries old when viewed in the
light of progress, and now and again, flushed with
the pride of success, we have overstepped the line
of demarkation between what is right and what
the knowledge of power may enable us to achieve.
The conditions of life are changing arpong us with
a rapidity which, when closely viewed is amazing
and startling as we truly comprehend tne possi
bilities with the requirements as well.
Indulgences and luxuries and waste mystify tne
beholder of a decade's increase. The flood gates of
Immigration, which empty upon our shores an
unrestrained horde of humanity, seem ever open.
The newcomers, many of them, are bred wita tne
lowest instincts, and have but the crudest educa
tion. All this is fast separating our citizenship
into classes, which soon it must be found, unless
checked, can neither be allowed to have the same
rishts nor equal privileges. There Is, I believe no
room here for a pessimism which fears: but there
is truly a need for an awakening ere it be too late.
Day after day we read and see much, which in
the end is largely influenced and truly ruled by
what we call a public sentiment. Let this public
sfntiment be forever controlled by those of native
birth, bound together for this work in sucn so
cieties as yours and those like to it, and there win
be no need as yet for any fear for this dear land
of ours. _
Let there be no yielding to the European senti
ment of a debasing of the day of God to meet tne
pace of the foreign born for the self-indulgent
pleasure of a holiday for man. Beloved liberty
never can be licensed, but liberty is and always
must be the f:iir flower of a reverent and a perfect
!<elf-contro!. Where i"3 the m.-irt rush for s-Mf-asser
tion and self-interest and self-indulgence leading
us. if it be not far away from the courtesy ana
gentleness and the courtly manners of the former
To «xert the influence of a mighty body of our
best women always so that it shall command and
insist upon that lirst considt ration of others, and
that uniform respect for womankind which in
early days we knetv, is aione a work worthy of
the great efforts of such a society as yours. It
bodes naught but ill when we must needs read
and know of societies of honorable reputation and
lineage yielding in public places to man's eelf
lndulgent crn-viners. even against the protests of
rcfir.pd and cultivated women, so as to permit in
manners and customs what would have shocked
our Rncestnrs of pood breeding ar.d learning. We
cannot escnpe in our contact with our fellows the
ignorant presumptions and rarelessnessps of their
ill breeding, but we need never to humor and en
courasre them.
What an accomplishment could be made if we
might, with all we treasure as worthy our Imita
tion in courtly manners of these of old. stand firm
against all trie innovating and appalling habits of
this latter generation of men. It may often re
quire now a bravery quite as magnificent as the
etormlng or a fortress or the fighting of a foreign
f'.e. but if ever now accomplished in this great
lani of ours, it must be so done by brave women
of birth and of refinement and of ;i patriotism like
unto yours. The American woman stands as no
where else on the very pinnacle of influence. Hers
is the power to sway such as the wf.-men of no
other land have ever known. Men r.ill be led by
her, for they have learned her risrht and her capa
bility, and if she will ever strive to l»ad aright
noucrht can come between her and the goal she
ouerht to know.
Go forward, good women, in the work you have
well begun. In honoring the past you save the
present and protect the time to come. Brir^ back
the customs and manners of the time now gone.
Stand for that refinement which you represent till
all our citizenships shall recosrnize one heritage
and position through th« charmins prace and the
kindly manner that will attract and then entice
the craving imitation of all. Let the patriotic
woman of to-day stand first for God and than fur
godly things. I»et her stamp with h"r firm disap
proval that tendf-ncy of society to disregard that
which is pure and of eood report, ami may the
honorable and the upright and the courteous and
the true thinK be that for which she reverently
lives and God. through your agency, will surely
bless, perhaps, in need, may save our loved, our
native land.
Charged to Settle the Disputes with Euro
pean Powers.
Madrid, May 11.— The "Heraldo" says: "Gen
eral Velutini. of Venezuela, has left Barcelona
for London. He is a distinguished financier and
diplomatist, and he has been charged to visit
England, France. Germany, Spain, Italy, Hol
land and Belgium, as the specially accredited
Minister Plenipotentiary of Venezuela, for the
settlement of all outstanding questions between
the South American republic and these powers."
Portuguese Passengers All Kescued, but One
Dies on Getting Ashore.
Charlotte. N- C. May 10.— dispatch to "The
Observer," f;om Beaufort, N. C. 6ays:
Mort; definite news was received to-day regarding
the wreck ot the Portuguese bark Vera Cruz lil,
at Portsmouth on the south - tc|.-- of Ocracoke Inlet,
eixty miles north of her* The only communication
is by boat to this place, and the boat which ar
rived to-day brings ini^lliKTce that 'h^re w.r^ 251
passengers, all Portuguese, untl a crew of sixteen.
AH were rescued by the Portsmouth I-ife Saving
Station crew, but on< poraon died a lew minutes
after the res-\i. .
The Vora Cruz was in charge of a local pilot,
havniK put in tit Ocraeoke Inlet for water. She
■truck tne outer bar and then went on the inner bar
hard and fast, nearly two n:ii-s from the life sav
ing station. A gale was blowing and the m was
very rough, making the work of rescne extremely
dangerous. There an only about sixty people nt
Portamoutli, so nearly all the Portuguese had to
i>. taken across the Inlet to Ocracoke, flve mflN
distant. Some ot the ' i-urso was; landed, mainly
whale oil, of which eixty tons were on board. The
wind continues from tho northeast, and It is be
lieved the vei ; will be a total loas. A wrecking
tug- arrived there this afternoon from Norfolk. T.
G Terrell, the keeper of the Portsmouth station,
and his crew, ur« highly coinraond*.i for their ex
cellent work, which occupied about twelve hours.
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Sulphur Springs. Ind. Ter.. May 10.— Secretary
Hitchcock and party Inspected the government
reservation here to-day, H<» wan escorted over
the reservation by th* clthwif Later, an informal
reception was hefii. The sptcial tram carrying th<?
i.artv left to-night for a Drief tour of Oklahoma,
ocretsry Hitchcock la da« at Washington next
Friday. . .
Qfft tt if A /#
J.3Uf monitor.
(Third Floor), arc prepared to make
Gowns, Riding Habits and
Travelling Garments
of Summer materials in models appropriate for Town,
Country and Steamer wear.
Particular attention given to the making of Women's and
Misses' RIDING HABITS of Linen and Crash.
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Dresses of White Poplinette and Cheviot, $6.50
Dresses of White Figured Damask, $8.75
Dresses of White Persian Lawn
with combination of Swiss Embroidery and
Drawn work, $ 1 8.00
PtUSSian Blouse Suits of Colored Linen, fancr
tailored, lace trimmed, $ J 9.00
Dresses of White Linen, hand embr $22.00
Separate Colored Canvas Walking Skirts
originally $7.50, at $3.50
Separate Walking Skirts of Imported \vhita
-- Pique, $4.75
Separate Walking Skirts of White Linen, Pique
and Poplinette, $4.50
eigfttttntb Street, nineteenth Street, Slxtft flvenue, Hew Vcrß.
Willow Furniture
This graceful and artistic ware lend 3
itself admirably to the appropriate
furnishing of the country home. In
our collection may be found tete-a
tetes, chairs of new shapes, porch and
library tables, and suggestions for
bed-room and dining-room sets — all
made after our own special designs.
Orders should be placed early
Woman May Recover, but She Does Not
Know Her Escort Is Dead.
Pittsburg. May 10.— Mrs. Margaret E. Kountz. the
surviving victim of her husband's Jealou3 attack
last night upon her and her escort. John'E. Walsh,
lies in the Homoeopathic Hospital suffering fro.n
the effects of two serious wounds. She is ignorant
of Walsh's death, and imagines that he is lying
wounded in the nest room to her. One of the
bulieta struck Mrs. Kounta in the arm. and, pass
ing through that member, broke her jaw and
lodged at the basa of her tongue. The other passed
through her arm and lodged in her chest. She
may recover, but it will be several months before
she can articulate. By means of writing she to
day made known to her nurse and Alderman Wi'
liam F. Walsh, a bt other of the dead man, that
"if Jack dies I want to die to." When told that
Walsh was alive and had good prospects for re
covery, she wrote: "Billie, I am dying. Tell Jack
that I became a Catholic at last. Do send a priest
to me. Telegraph Ernestine Anderson at St. Mary 3
Academy, Little Rock, ot my condition." Ernestine
is Mrs. Kountz's thirteen-year-old daughter by a
former marriage. She bus relatives also at St.
In her suffering she did not forget her hatred for
her husband, and wrote: "I never had any use for
KounU after he »hrev/ my diamonds aown the
sink. He knew that I despised him. and I hope
they will make him pay dearly for shooting both
of ÜB." To Superintendent of Police, Mrs. Kountz
wrote: "Kountz and I never got along v.>il to
gether. About five weeks ago he took my diamonds
from me and beat me. He threw the diamonds
into the sink and Jack had to get a plumber to try
and save them. Only the earrings were recovered
and I am sure Kountz has my rings Bnd Din. 1
had over $1,200 worth, and all I have left »s my
WaKer P. Kountz. th«» man wh© did the »booUns.
is 6«-cretary of the Wiota Coal Company, wuh
offices in the Park Building. Up to a year or
ki ago he was a practising atntist in this city, but
gave up his practice to take the more lucrative
position of secretary oi' the coal company. While
in jail to-day Kountz told the police officials iha r
he will plead self-defence, on the grounds tnat he
believed Walsh to be armed, and that he, feelinc
fruilty. would have shot the husband of the woman
he was escorting. Kountz says he was walking
along the street and met the couple by accident.
He rtpeate..} several times that Wiilah moved b«»
hind' the woman, and made a mowrn*-iit toward his
hip pocket, as If to draw a revolver. Kountz th.>n
Immediately began shooting, and says he remem
bers nothing of what occurred after the first shot.
Walsh, the man who was killed, was a prominent
contractor here, and lived in a handsome home on
Squirrel Hill. For some time past Mrs. Kountz
had been living at the \V.il.«h home ua housekeeper.
Sh»- h;id entered suit against bef husband, alleging
Thousands Gather Outside the Church at
Medford, Mass.
Medford. Mass.. May 10.— the Hillside Ur.iver
salist Church, at Medford Hillside, this afternoon,
occurred the funeral of Misa Nellie A. Siurtevant.
who was murdered on Wednesday night. There
were- fully three thou«.iml person* gathered out
elde the church, the tt^ai* within h&vtntf t>«,>n r< -
served for relatives and friend* A service for the
family had been held at the Sturtevant home earli
er in the day.
The Rev Theodore A. Fischer, the pastor of the
church, officiated, existed by Professor George M.
Harmon, oi Tufta Divinity School. The mu*te waa
by the choir of th« church, of which Mi»s Sturte
va»t ha 4 been a membtr. Th» burial wai In the
family lgt it M*lr<>*« C«m«t«ry.
N addition Co the pop
ular shapes offered
last year, we have de
signed many abs o -
lutely novel pieces for
our spring showing of
f oi* o the
Perhaps yon do a MR or more
odd jobs about the house every
■MMOI ar.d don't realize that you
waste time and do poorer jobs than
you ought, because you lack good
Tool Cabinets
cost from a fifth to a half cf tfcs
money theyTl iave in a year, and
make the average householder inde-
dtnt of the r-ni.in.
No better tools iJe : in com
pact polsheJoak cabinets: 34-too!
size S I O.OO. Gc 1 the catalog
mailed promptly 0:1 request.
44 East 42d St. J
!-<ij: io 1 EAR*
Method* np-to-dat*. Cotnpr»««! *tr C«*d.
Work done promptt* and when pr<»TiNctl
Wttt send r.-^re»»-ni»tl>e •»■ rem«t
F«t. ijtoa v*, Q9|s 7TH aye
HM-asih %JI ME AH 28th ST.
Flint's Fine Furniture
All Summer Furnishings— Wall pap«r». Bus*.
Matting*. Drap«riea. Pillows, etc. Ccol mcx
pensive Furniture.
45 West 23d Street.
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•V*£ C. H . BROWN 10.
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