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Many FoU<x» His, Carriage at After
noon Drive.
if Soy 28.-The special train carrying:
President Roosevelt am £ Party left on
World's Fair grounds at 12*1 this morning on
l, way to Washington.
St Louis. Nor 87.— 1n sharp contrast with the
«neri«« ot yesterday. President Roosevelt's
£TS>v wa, passed quietly and unevent
"™v After a Ist* family breakfast at the home
o' William H. Thompson, the treasurer of the
exposition company, who entertained the Presi
dent Mrs. Roosevelt, Miss Alice Roosevelt, Sec
retary and Mrs. Loeb and Dr. P. M. Rixey. the
TresJder.t and his party attended church at 11
o'clock in the Second Presbyterian Church.
It was known that the President would attend
the morning sendee at this church, and long be
fore the hour of his arrival the streets were
banked with people almost from curb to curb.
Th« crowd was handled admirably, however, and
pave the big force of polios and Secret Service
men no trouble. A considerable crowd assem
bled also near the Thompson home. As the
President and Mrs. Roosevelt descended the
steps of the house the. people uncovered, but
there was no noisy demonstration. The silence
on this day m appreciated by the President
F.oth he and Mrs. Roosevelt acknowledged the
pilent Falutatinn of the crowd, the former by tip
ping his hat and the latter by bowing and smil
Careful precautions were taken to Insure the
fp.iety of the PrestdenL Watchfulness was not
relaxed for an instant. The President's carriage
*as surrounded by Secret Sex vice officers, and
two picked sergeants of the Bth United States
Cavalry rude, one on each side of the carriage,
both to and from the church. As the President*
carriage stopped at the church entrance cheers
vpjp given for the President, which he acknowl
edged by lifting his hat. He was "met at the en
trance by the officers of the* church, who escort
ed him and Mrs. Roosevelt and other members
rf the part" to pews on the right front of the
r.udltorlum. which hud beeti reserved for them.
i The service wa? conducted and the sermon
preached by the Rev. Dr. P. J. Niccolls. pastor of
tbe church, the lesson being read by the assist
ant pastor. The subject Of Dr. Nlccolls'a' dis
course was the glory of the Kingdom of God and
the progress it is making in the world. No ref
r-rence was made by the pastor in his sermon to
the President, and only the usual supplication
■nas offered in his final prayer for the safety and
v ise conduct of the President of the United
States. At the conclusion -of the service, how
tver. Dr. Niccolls requested the congregation. to
remain seated while the President and his party
retired from the church. The President was well
cm his way to the home of Mr. Thompson, there
fore, before the congregation had left the church.
After luncheon the President and Mrs. Roose
velt received informally a few peisonal friends.
Among them the President greeted one of his
former comrades in the Rough Ridera, Private
Bchroeder, of Muskogee, tod. T., who now Is
connected with the Indian police of the Terri
tory. He had come to St. Louis expressly to
f-ee the President.
At 4 o'clock th'; party went for an extended
<!rive. In the carriage with the President were
Mrs. Roosevelt, Secretary Loeb and Mayor
WeliF. of St. /.-(...- Other members of the
j'arty foflowed in other carriages. The drive
rxtc-nded through Forest Park and over the
boulevard* in that part of the city. It was 5:"0
o'clock «Hen the President returned to Mr.
Thompson's home. As soon as the President
was recognized in his carriage people followed
him in vehicles of all sorts*, principally auto
mobiles. Many of the drivers of the automo
biles endeavored to pass the President's car
riage, but they were cut out In every instance
by the. secret service men, who had a lively
time in keeping them back.
On his ■urn trip the President was folio we 3
by a precession containing more than two hun
cred vehicles. President David R. Francis, of
the exposition company, who started with the
i'resident'a party on the drive, left it after a
time, and in company with some others of the
partyvisited the art galleries on the [position
grounds. Ain< ng President Francis's guests on
this little trip were Governor Van &nt, of
Minnesota; and Mr. an<2 Mrs. Douglas Robinson.
To-night the President; and Mrs. Roosevelt,
Mies Roosevelt, Secretary and Mr*. Loeb, Dr.
Rlxey and Mr. and tin. Thompson, were en
tertained at dinner at >• o'clock by Mr. and Mrs.
Francis at their home. After the dinner the
President and ; •:.- returned to the Thompson
home. At 10:15 d. m. they left it in carriages
for the exposition grounds, where their special
train had been held awaiting their departure for
Roosevelt s Speech at Exposition
Dinner in His Honor.
Pt. Louis, Nov. 27.— dinner for the President
was given last night by the exposition manage
ment Six hundred guests of prominence in the
•-©cial, business and political worlds sat down in
the main ball of the Tyrolean Alps. Most of the
""ts hal arrived long before the President and
-Irs. Rooßeve'.t. accompanied by Mr. and Mrs.
Thompson, their hosts, arrived* and their ap
pearance In 1! ' dining hall was a signal for
™«-rs and patriotic music. Among the guests
J*"*"* . «■• President and Mrs. Roosevelt and
-Is Mice Roosevelt were the Duke and Duchess
or Manchester. Mayor and Mrs. RoJla Wells,
governor Dockery of Missouri, Thomas H. Car
r> Gov eraor-eiect J- W. Folk of Missouri. Gov
ernor Van Saiit of Minnesota. Robert S. McCor
"uck. American Ambassador to Russia; Gov
ernor and Mrs. Yates of Illinois and others.
At the conclusion of tho banquet President
ijMdii Introduced President Roosevelt as the
>niri *^ fcaa Vho ****** U" oblects of
™ZT* T T iii:t " Presideilt Roosevelt then
in a^h e only^ hofth6evenliig }jesaid
>fi^Js£sZ?L Y £l*ZX*«* I count
*Wttog, 1.a.1 a chan f
I can't Efficiently Vxpr*s S,n°vlUcnS ,n°v lUcn - (Applause.)
wonder and ils beZft??, Em appreciation of its
you. President Kr-<», ; v ln yer >' fa<-t as
recorded history. (ADnESdT? ay " ' vor "««" ■»»
day through and amon??h-^ m S 1 " aike< i to
what they were an " *£ /' \l bmi^S's and saw
they Bignified fa ihf vl- i contained, what
y.ome, what they Btenlfled I fl vement at
ment among >llo s , ,' °,? y nt achieve
who are represented ££? ,"'i friendly nations
Md that was a dJ r ',i rf h , afl tl . hut MM rep,,,.
these could not L*> mi^ the regret that
Jhat ft U tapSSbtofto i' Prrnanent; the regret
they are for our SuZ <i * P the buildings as
area and all who ar? ™* our children's chil
ttanerit memorial of Yh» ° me after us as * P«r-
T T. (Applause? i th,^^ 681 of this coun
who prudges a ? dollar ii J?h tha« the Awertcari
W»t to far sighted a» h» f"^ 11 "P ent h^re is
is a credit to fhii'ni.^S 11 * 1 b "- <Applau S e.)
Position should h/v, 7 led States that 'his ex
stnlnertlv t n "\, t ' an<l « of r ours«>, it ix r ,.,.
euccess of jhi s „„ „, a P ersona » stake in the
Contlaue4 on , mti pacw
To-day, f»lr.
To-morrow, fair; f rMl h westerly wind*.
Charged, icith Accomplice . of Mak
ing Deal to Sell Influence,
L»eo Cohen. Juror No. In the ODonnell -prill
rase, now being heard ln Part XIII, Special
Term, Supreme Court, before Justice Betts and
a Jury, was arrested by Detectives Stransky and
Cooney yesterday,- charged with offering to get
a verdict from the jury for $1,000. Herbert I*
Kamber, who said that he lived at No. 152
Henry- St.. alleged to be the man who conducted
the negotiations, was arrested at the same time
on a similar charge. Both were locked up at
Police Headqiiarfars and will b« arraigned to
day before JusL're Olmstead. who issued tha
On Monday, November 14. three brothers,
John, Anthony and Andrew, eons of the late
Neal O'Donncll, assisted by a sister and a niece,
both named Reberra O'Donnell, joined Issue in
the Supreme Court to fret the rotate nt Neal
O'Donnoll and his brother Hugh. The two
brothers lived to be octogenarians at No. 202 i
Henry-st. They aninssnd more than $1,000,000
in the cooperage business under the firm name of
the H. & N. O'Donnell Cooperage Company. The
ajred brothers made mutual wills, and Hugh's
death preceded Neal's by about two weeks.
After making: small bequests to relatives, the
residue of th? estates was divided into 250 equal
parts, of which Manhattan College, the De La
Salle Institute nnd the Sacred Heart Academy
were to receive twenty each, the remainder
going to other institutions in smaller propor
tions. Archbishop Corrigan received twenty
sliarou Jo devote to the propagation of the
Romw Cathoii,- faith. For years, it is said, the
brothers had been spending more than $40,000
annually in charity.
The contestants declare, that Neal was not
competent to make a will at the time of his
Rumors wer« rife in the county court
house last week that one of the juries
there was under suspicion. According
to Assistant District Attorney Gans,
in the middle of the week a man who fiaid he
was Herbert L. Kamber went to the office of
Thomas J. Bracken, an attorney for Andrew
O'Donnell. and declared that he wished to retain
Mr. Bracken in a matter in which he was In
terested. He then told Andrew O'Donnell, Mr. \
Cans says, that the will case Jury could be
"fixed." The meeting was arranged for Fr;day,
and a Pink^rton detective named Mason was in
troduced to Kamber as "Martin O'Donnell," of
Michigan, one of the collateral relations who ;
were furnishing the money for the prosecution of
the suit. Mr. Gans says that "Martin O'Don- |
r.ell" was to pay $1,000. The District At- :
torney's office was informed of the trap, and it j
was sprung under the supervision of Jerome's
"Martin O'Donnell" demanded that he sco the
juror who could be "fixed" and have a personal
talk with him before he paid the money.
The detective and Andrew O'Donnfll declare
that they hired a room at the Fifth Avenue j
Hotel, and that Kamber took into their presence
]>co Cohen. O'Donnell and the detective assert
that Cohen said that he was sure that he could
bring others of the jury over to his way of
thinking, and that the Job .ould be completed
for $].*hk'» i lie to settle with Kamber.
"Martin O'Donnell" suggested another meet
ing a; the Grand Union Hou-l yesterday. AH
kt-pt th*- engagement, and watching were De
tective-? Ktransky and Cooney. After a short
conversation the detectives arrested Cohen and
Ttco Other Soldier Prisoners Picked
Up by Boat and Get to Safety.
Rowing hard against a heavy sea, driven by
the northwest gale, three men crossing Butter
milk Channel at 7 o'clock last night were in
danger of drowning by swamping, or of having
their frail boat smashed against the bulkhead
of the Atlantic Dock. Their peril was seen by
the passengers on the South Brooklyn ferryboat
West Brooklyn, and by Captain Smedley. who
was at the wheel in the pilot house. He ran
hin boat to windward of the small rowboat.
Two of the men in it caught the rope that was
thrown them by a deckhand, but the third
man, who had been "sculling" the boat, was
drowned. The others were hauled on board,
soaking wet and half drowned. They were sent
to the Sreroom, where they were resuscitated
and put to work shovelling coal.
It was soon discovered that the men were
two soldiers, escaping from the prison on Gov
ernor's Island, for they wore their blue uni
form with the big letter "P" (signifying pris
oner) on the backs of their coats. When Cap
tain Smedley heard this he blew a long blast of
the steam whistle as the boat approached the
Brooklyn slip a*. Thirty- ninth-st. Patrolman
George Rogers, of the Forty-third Precinct, re
sponded to the call, and made his way on board
the boat as soon as she touched th« ferry bridge,
only to find that the prisoners, who had changed
clothes with some of the firemen, had escaped
with the crowd that hurried ashore. Rogers re
ported the case to Sergeant Hurlbert, at the
Korty-thlrd-st. police station.
At Governor's Island it was said that the en
tire police force of New-York City were hunt
ing for the escaped men. Their names are said
to be John Doyle and William Danning. The
name of the man who was drowned could not
be learned.
New-Yorker Make:. Run to Scranton on a
Special Train to Reach Father's Bedside.
Uontclair, N. J., Nov. 27 (Special).— Railroad
m<-n along the line of the Lackawanna Railroad
are discussing the remarkable run last Friday
by Benjamin Lo<-ke. an engineer of Montclalr,
in rmorir.x the distance between Hoboken and
Scranton, Perm., 147 miles. In 160 minutes.
James Puller, a New-York business man, wished
to reach the bedside, of his father, who was
critically ill. In Scranton, and made arrange
menta with the company for a special train of
an engine and one passenger coach to convey
him there. The special train was secured by Mr.
Fuller at an expense of $600, and it had a clear
traok all the way to Scranton. From Hoboken
to Washington. N. j.. sixty-seven miles, the
time consumed was just sixty-seven minutes
and Ihe entire trip, allowing for a amp for water'
was made at th<> same rate of speed Mr'
Puller reached hiR father's bedside just before
be 'ii*»d.
Oriental Steamers Now Take All Kinds of
Freight for Japan.
Sun Francisco, Nov. 27.— Oriental shipments from
San Francisco lately have broken all records. In
th« last eight flays, merchandise worth over It.-
MMM has been cleared for transportation, }~<>i
lowing Is the record: November 19, the Manchuria,
Jl .760,000; November 25, th« Aatoe, $1,022,000; Novem
ber 2f., tin* Coptic MOMOO Total, $3,190,000. The
Korea, which will sail next Saturday, will take
over i 1.000.000 In freight.
Much of this frHg'it consists of supplies for th«
Japanese nrniy, which since the practical destruc
tion of th.. Russian navy, steamship comr.anlc*
have accepted without any fear of capture as con
NEW- YORK, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28 1004 — TWELVE P\r T F^- **,*«*«. i*m.
Where, a man w^ killed In ilf conflagration early yesterday morning. Cros s shows where body was
Worst Since IS 72 — Entire Business
IVE District Threatened.
orst Since 1872— Entire Business
District Threatened.
One man and eight horses burned to death,
three larga stables and a carriage factory en
tirely destroyed, another large stable badly
eked and half a dozen other buildings
scorched, is the record in brief of a disastrous
fire that visited Flushing parly yesterday morn
ing and at one time threatened the entire busi
ness section of the village. It was the worst
lire in Flushing since 1872. The damage done
is about $30,000.
It is because of a defective telegraph fire
alarm system that the fins got great headway.
It broke out at 4:3"> a. m. in a frame stable in
the rear of No. 72 Broadway, and occupied by
L. Boyer & Sons, of No. 80 Water-st.. Man
hattan. They run a freight steamer between
Manhattan and Flushing, and used this stable
for horses and trucks.
The fire was discovered by Patrolman William
Fountain. The nearest alarm box Is at Broad
way and Main-st., about half a block away.
Fountain pulled this, but it would not work.
Then he ran to Box 85. at Linden-aye. and
State-st.. two blocks distant. This. too. would
not work. Then Fountain ran four blocks to
Box 24. in Main-st., between Washington and
Amity sts. This proved as useless as the others.
In the mean time. Patrolman Armstrong had
pulled Box 26, at Lawrence-st. and Broadway,
but had no hotter results than Fountain. Then
Sergeant Murray at the police station dispatched
a messenger to the home of Charles Wilson,
sexton of St. George's Parish Church, fully half
a mile distance. He was roused from his bed,
hurried to the church tower and tolled the
church bell. Tho police records «no« £w*t
twenty-live minutes elapsed from the time the
fire was discovered until the alarm was sounded
on this bell. In the mean time, however, the
engineer of the newspaper train or. its way back
from Whitestone saw the fire before the train
left College Point and blew the locomotive whis
tle all the way from that place to Flushing.
Before the firemen succeeded in getting ef
fective streams on the flames the stable of
Boyer & Sons was entirely consumed, and the
flames had communicated to the stable of Sam
uel Jackson, a furniture dealer; to the carriage
manufactory of Joseph B. Van Nostrand; to the
stable of Henry McCreedy, a hackman; to the
Flushing Hotel, to the large stables of Frederick
C. Ayer, a liveryman, where there were over
sixty horses, and to 'The Flushing Daily Times"
building. In fact, the entire central part of the
large block bounded by Broadway, North Prlnce
st., Statist, and Farri:igton-st. was one blazing
All the police reserves were called out from the
Seventy-sixth, Seventy-fifth and Seventy-fourth
precincts; also, from the first and second sub
precincts or the Seventy-sixth. Firemen arrived
from Long Island City, from College Point and
from Whitestone
It was only by heroic work that the Flushing
Hotel and "The Tines" building were saved.
All the guests of the hotel hurried from their
rooms in their night clothes and took refuge in
the Fountain House, on the opposite side of
tho park. Practically everything movable was
taken from the newspaper building, piled in the
street and guarded by police reserves. Both
buildings are badly scorched, but are not dam
aged to any extent. The storage warerooms of
Samuel Jackson, at No. 68 Broadway, where
thousands of dollars* worth of fine furniture is
kept, were also on lire several times.
By 6 o'clock the lire was practically out, and
the large crowd which had gathered began to
In the stable of Boyer & Sons investigators
found the charred body of a man. It was later
ascertained to be that of James, or "Spike"
Hogan, a helper employed on one of the firm's
trucks. Ilogan was much given to drinking, and
it is believed that he went Into the stable while
Intoxicated to remain for the night, smoking
and that his cigar or pipe set fire to the stable
after he was asleep. Hogan was about forty
years old. He lived with an unmarried sister.
Miss Katharine Hogan, at No. 100 Washington
st. t Flushing.
The total loss will probably be nearly $30,000
Later in the morning a horse that had been
forgotten was found alive in a box stall in the
rear of Ayr* stable. The stall was underneath
the hay loft, and the water soaked hay had pro
tected the horse from the heat, but that the ani
mal escaped suffocation is considered remark
Last of a Comedy of Errors Caused by a
Closet Fire.
Scores of persona living in. the Brunswick apart
ment house, at Eighty-nlnth-st. and Marilson-ave., >
became almost p&niestrJcken yesterday, following !
all kinds of alarms caused by a flre in a closet on \
the third floor, In addition to the firm alarm from j
the box at ESghty-elghth-st ant * Madlson-ave., four !
•were unwittingly sounded for messengers, lndl- |
eating that brrglars were in the building' or that i
the police were wanted. After the firemen had left j
the scene mi unknown man tried to drop a letter j
in the Ore alarm box nt the Eighty-eighth-si cor
ner, and a<?aln the firemen responded.
Mrs. Lens Strause, in ■ third floor apartment.
dropped a lighted match in a clothes closet and
Ignited several garments. She ran ■creaming Into
the ball, and soon the. building was In an uproar,
many persona lustily snouting "Fire.:" When
scores of tenants, many accompanied by visitors, |
were clamoring to be lowered to the street on ele- j
vators that were already crowded beyond their safe
capacity, four polio* or burglar alarms were sounded
from Individual boxen.
When th firemen arrived tho fire, ha/1 be*»n extin- ;
guished. Thirty minutes after th« lirst alarm from
the box at ESghtj-elghth-st and Madlaon-ava., s i
man walked dreamily up to the box. and, with a
letter In his hand, fumbled with the lmndle. He
then appeared surprised and sauntered away.
The ««w-Yor* Central and Hud»" Rlverjlall- i
road. flth its eight trains a day to eland, i
sfforda'aji unequalled service.— Advt.
She Is F. R. Coudert's Daughter-
Lives at the Stratford.
Mrs. Caroline Jeannett«\ proprietor of the
Stratford Hous-\ at No. 11 East Thirty-second-
Bt., reported to the police of the West Thirtieth
st. station last night that diamonds valued at
125.000 had disappeared from her hotel. She
said they were the property of a guest, Mrs. P.
H. Benedict, a daughter of tho late Frederick R.
Coudert and widow of a son of K. C. Benedict,
a close frieud of ex-Prefident Cleveland.
According to Captain Cottrell. of the Tender
loin station, who said that his information came
from Mrs. Jeannette, Mrs Benedict attended
the opera on Wednesday night, and wore the
diamonds which ;iro now lost. They include a
diamond sunburst, dagger and butterfly. On her
return from the opera she returned to her room
with the jewels and put them In a chamois bag.
which she left in her room.
On Thursday, sty declared, sho deposited the
Jewels in the bag. giving tht-m to an employe.
Starting for Washington on Saturday Mrs.
Benedict is said i<> have mad' Inquiries for the
jewels, but they were not to bo found.
From Washington yesterday she communi
cated with Inspector McClusky, of the De
tective bureau, saying that she would come at
once to this city to consult with him.
Later a telegram was receiver! by the inspector
purporting to be signed by "Mrs. Benedict*' in
which she informed the Inspector to send a man
to consult with her at No. ■>•■> East Fit'tieth-st.
Detective Sergeant Flannelly went t <( the ad
dress given, but to no purpose.
Meantime Mrs. Jeannette reported the affair to
Captain Cottrell. He, with Detective S>-rg^iuts
Rheaume ami Sullivan and other detectives,
went to the hot^i to investigate.
Atrv. Benedict on Saturday being obliged to
catch a certain train was not able to search
for the jewels until her arrival at Washing
ton. Sh<s telegraphed at once to Mrs. Jeanette
and al^-> to Inspector McClusky, at Police Head
quarters in this city, when she was unable to
iind them in her trunk.
General FV>njf»min P. Tracy, who represents
the Couder*: family estate called at the hotel
yesterday and made a personal investigation.
Captain Cottrell declared lasi night that some
one. may have taken th^ jew .-is from the hotel
counter before Mrs Benedict hand d them to
the clerk.
Crew of Barken tine Suffered for
Nine Days.
Sti! Francisco, Nov. L'T. Somewhere m the
northern seas the. old barkentine Quickstep,
waterlogged, deserted and rudderless, is drift-
Ing, a derelict. Her crew ..f ten men were
landed In this city by the steamship Homer,
after undergoing nine days of privation and
hardship and losing all their persona] belong
ings. The Quickstep's crew were taken from
the disabled vessel by the steamer Tamplco,
Captain Roberts, bound from Seattle and Ta
coma to San Pedro. When off dray's Harbor
Captain Roberts transferred the crew of the
shipwrecked vessel to the Homer.
On Thursday Captain Roberts sighted the
Qui.-kstep flying signals of distress. Her sails
were In rags, and she rolled heavily. The cap
tain of the hnrkentiii" signalled a request for
a tow to the nearest p'Tt. but Captain Roberts
replied that he could not possibly tow him In, as
he did not have a hawser strong enough. !!>■»
offered to take off tbe crew before sundown, and
thi.s offer was accepted.
Miss M. L. Window's Room Invaded
by Second Story Thief.
Morrlstown, N. J., Nov. 27. — A second story
thief la.st evening stole jewelry worth $8,000
from the room of Miss M. L. Winslow, at No.
.".."i Maple-aye., this place. The robbery oc
curred some time between 7 and 10 o'clock, and
was discovered by Miss Winslow a little after
the last named hour. Entrance had beer ef
fected by climbing to the roof of the front
porch. The window appears to have been un
Miss Winslow found that her Jewel case with
all it contained ha 1 been taken. The most
valuable single piece In the lot was a daisy of
diamonds worth about $2,000. There was also
a pearl necklace almost as valuable. A sun
burst, worth about $1,200, and pins and trinkets
made un the rest. The silver mounted toilet
articles on the dresser were also taken.
Miss Winslow, a companion and several ser
vants live in the house. Miss Winslow's father
was a banker in New-York. Bhe is well known
In church and charity work.
Dentist's Skull Fractured — Woman
and Rider Injured.
While riding horseback on the Central Park
cast bridle path, near Ninety-sixth-st.. yester
day. Richard Wolff, a dentist, of No. 313 East
Klghty-slxth-st., was thrown from his horse.
He sustained a fractured skulL He was taken
to the Presbyterian Hospital in an ambulance.
A horse ridden by Arthur E. Marsh, of No.
[•21 West One-hundred-and-forty-nrst-st.. bo
came unmanageable on the Kast Drive, near
Nlnety-nfth-aL, and bumped so violently Into
a carriage in which Mrs. Reynolds, of So. 134
West Beventy-sacond-st., was riding th:« t she
was jolted ngalnM the woodwork of the vehicle
with sufflcktnt force to cut her fa*** 1 near the
right eye and to injure thai member. Marsh's
nofQ was broken, his right wrist .sprained and
one of his eyes bruised by being thrown from
his mount.
S cere tar ii Outlines United States'
Policy— Conference To-day.
Panama, Nov. 27.— Secretary of War Taft and
party arrived at Colon this morning on board
the United .States cruls-r Columbia. Mr. Taft
was received on shore by Vice-President Aro
semana and other Panama officials. General
Davis, commander of the canal sone, and Min
ister Barrett. After a conference with the
American Congress delegation Mr. Tafl went
by a special train to Panama, when he was
officially received by a committee and quartered
nt the residence or Mr. Wallace, chief engineer
In charge of construction of th* Panama Canal.
He was received by President Amador and the
Panama Cabinet at 4 o'clock this afternoon.
After greetings had been exchanged Mr. Taft
it Is a pleasure to bring the greetings of the
President of the United stiffs and to congratu
late Panama upon the propitious beginning of
a long and prosperous life— ln fact, a life that
Is to be a peaceful one. and one hi which the
President and people of the United States* aw
most willing assistants. The United States has
no Intention in the Isthmus other than to build
the canal for the benefit of Panama, the United.
States and mankind. There Is no desire to
exercise further pow.er. I will in the next few
days confer on those matters about which dis
cussion has arisen, and hope to reach a solution
full of honor to both countries.
I have the great honor to present the personal
greeting of President Roosevelt and expressions
of profound good will.
President Amador, In reply, said:
Tour arrival In Panama and the p-«rp^» thai
brings you are the highest honor this republic has
received since it was born. The government and
people will know how to appreciate this new
proof of sympathy with which the United States
has desired once more to distinguish us.
President Amador later in the day returned
Secretary Taffs official cap, The first con
ference between the Secretary and the President
will take place at Government House to-morrow.
Two Boys and a Girl Overtaken on
Cone Xear Pike's Peak.
Colorado Springs. Col., Nov. 27.— Miss Maud
Arnold, her brother. Stanley Arnold, and Harold
Maurer. aged seventeen, fifteen and nineteen
years, respectively, all of No. 4.7K: Kimball-ave.,
Chicago, left the Arnold Colorado Springs home
at 10 a. m. yesterday to ascend Pike's Peak on
foot. Instead they ascended Cameron's Cone,
which risrs to an altitude a mile lower than the
great peak, or ten thousand feet above sea level.
They miscalculated the time necessary for the
trip, and were overtaken with night, and were
compelled to spend the night on the northern
slopes in snow and Ice. Neither young men had
an overcoat, and Miss Maud had only a light
weight jacket. A fire was built, but Maud got
too close to II and set her celluloid combs on
fire. The boys burned their hands severely be
fore, by vigorous blows and with the aid of
snow, they succeeded in putting it out.
They reached home without further mishap at
10 a. in. to-day. Searching parties started from
here at midnight, but failed to find them. B. J.
Arnold, father of the Arnold?, is consulting engi
neer of the Baltimore and Ohio road, and Is now
in New -York City.
Believes Democrats Must Cut Loose
/Vow Gold Standard Men.
Fry tkltgrapb ro the ikqtck.]
ißdianapoHs, Nov. 37.— The conferences be-
Weatern members "f tbe Nathmal Demo
cratic Committee and Mr. Taggan
!.i k last wee* are beginning t „ and
it la announced by friends t.f th ■ hriir
man that he will not only not oppoee the eftorts
of Bryan to reorganise the party, bui "ill <-n r -
dially join with him in the attempt Mr. T.-»s:
g.m said little t.. Messrs. Sulttvax Cyan. Roth
well and others who conferred wifh him on the
subject, bui he has since talked the subje
wjth Indiana Waders and bae become convinced
that the only salvation ol the party lies In
separating it from rh.^ gold Demoi ratk contm
(feni ii t!i i:.i<t whicb dominated the national
executh mmittee in tbe last campaign.
In connection with this v is said thai Taggart
opposed appeals t.. the old gold standard ele
ment for money, and that when it was pr
to turnover the $10,001) In th* treason of the
gold standard committee to TV ibody
be opposed it on the grou i thai it w<
resent -d by the free silver men because
a p.iM of a fund ih.it bad been used to
the party candidates In l v -'..r, and 1900, and but
for I'arkvr'- well known financial views might
have been used to del sal him. in this question,
as in many others, he w..s ov< md he
believes the committee ought v-- be i
along new lines for 1008.
Pnreidcncc Man Thrown Against
Pole ( 'o mpan iono n Un h v ri .
Barrington. R. I, Nov. 27. James Donal
Providence, was thrown from an autoi
find instantly killed here this afternoon. Ben
jamin F. Blaekington, a companion, \\h-> was
operatteg the machine, escaped uninjured The
automobile was speeding rapidly ovei th^ Hay
att Road toward Providence, when It sud
swerved to th^ rieht and crashed into
graph polo
Donahue w.if thrown ■ iisranre .if fifteen feet
and was dead when picked up. H:s neck was
broken and his skuli fractured. He was thirty
seven years old and ;■ native <>;' Putnam, « •< mu.
Thp primars cause < >f th^ accident is i
lowa Boy, Hurt on Thanksgiving Day, Dies
of Peritonitis.
! lea Moines. Nov. 27.— Calvin Farmer, of Sac City.
loii i. seventeen years old, is dead as the rcsuplt
of injuries received in a football game with the
fain from Lake City on Thanksgiving Day. The
lad was playing left halfback, and was thrown
while carrying the ball, injuring his stomach.
Peritonitis developed later.
Fourteen deaths from football had occurr-ii this
year, up to yesterday. Farm, is is the fifteenth.
Thirteen fatalities m«-r<» caused by tho game last
Many Persons Injured, Among Them Five
Policemen Arrests.
Vienna, Nov. .<.— socialists to ins number of ten
thousand to-day •> ■■• »•• a demonstration a^ainit th*
Coyernment before tlu» homes of l*veuiler yon
Koerber and other Minister*, and tii^n triM t» In
vailo th« Town Hall. A strong forrc of gendarmes
dlspajnsd the crowd. Several persona were Jnjureti,
Including flve policemen. Many arrest* were made.
Port Arthur's Stubborn Defence —
Hard Fighting on Shakhc.
A general aisanlt on Song-Shu Hill and th«»
forts lying to the east of this position was
made by (ier.cr-i! Nodi's troops on Snturdav
afternoon. A dispiieh from Tokio yesterday
evening said that the garrison was mnking a
fierce resistance, ami that the action was still
going on.
General Knropatkin reported an action
beginning on Saturday, which gave promise
of .i general engagement. The Japanese at
tempted to envelop the Russian left, attacking
at the same time the centre. A press dispatch
says that the movement has failed. There was
sharp tine on the eastern flank on Thurs
day and Friday. Jap—rag advices teD of
Russian attacks repulsed on these days. The
Russian reports make the Japanese the ag
Premier Katsura, discussing conditions in
Japan on the eve of the assembling of the
Diet, said that a budget of $355,000,000
would be presented; that the people •were
united in a determination to carry on the war,
and that financial conditions in the empire
were favorable.
One of the best known Russians said that
there was no likelihood that radical reform*
would result from the zetcstvo memorial.
Anarchy, he said, would result from repre
sentative government, and everything in the
nation's future depended on the outcome of
the war.
Assault Begun at Sung-Shu on Sat
urday Still Continues.
Tokio. Nov. 27 >'-M> p. m.).— lmperial head
quarters have Just issued the following an
"The works for our attack having been --•>-»■-
ly completed against Suns-Shu Hill and tlr*
forts lying eastward therefrom, a general as
sault was made on the afternoon of November
2t>; but owing to the enemy's stubborn resist
astern our object hns not yet been accomplished.
"Th" fighting still continues."
II .1. m. — The general attack on Port Arthur
1? going on. but ISM results are unknown. Gen
erals Xakr.mura and Sii i t<->.t <->. leading specially
trained bodies of swordsmen, charged into i,.>
Russian forts and enenged the Russians in *
hand to hand and bloody encounter.
Humor at Chec-Foo That Attack on
Fortress Has Failed.
London. Nov. '2s.— "The Daily Telegraphs*
correspondent at Che-Foo gives a rumor thnt
the Japanese assault on Port Arthur has been
repulsed with heavy loss.
The same correspondent hears that many of
Admiral Togo's vessels are being docked and re
paired in preparation t*> me?t the Baltl* fleet.
Japanese Attempt to Envelop Rus
sian Left— Attack on Centre.
St. Petersburg. Nov. 27.— T'.rr- are signs that
the battle on the Staktw has been resumed.
Genera! Kuropatkln, in a dispatch received hero
to-day, reports a Japanese attempt yesterday to
turn the Russian eastern position while attack
ing on iho centre. The commander in chief
On November 2»I the Japanese resumed tb«*
offensive and endeavored to envelop our left
flank while advancing against our centre.
I have received no later reports.
Actions on November 24 and 25 near E»lnk
het<hen (possibly Yen-Sien-Ten) on the left
flank are described by Genera! Kuropatkln as
The fighting was fierce, almost amounting to *
bayonet engagement, but the enemy was every
where repulsed ar;d suffered severely. The at
tack was renewed th<; following morning. th«
i Japanese having b<?e?i reinforced, but again was
repulsed. At 4 o'clock in the afternoon a bliz
zard and fog greatly hindered artillery flr*
The Japanese continued to advance under cover
of the fug. but our forces he'J their positions.
| nr.d the riring subsequently slackened. Th»
Russian losses wer ? '''• r ~ killed and fifty-seven
General Kuropatfcin also telis of the bayo
neting of twenty Ja;»aiiese belonging to a pa
trol in a reeor.noissnnct! on the nieht of No-
Tokio. Nov. 27. •" IS p. m.— Manchurian head
,,.-;. , ... ■'■■■■- - -. ■-■■■■
quarters, reporting to-day, •uy?:
From the night of November -."» until the morn
ing of November 2<*. a body oj the enemy's in
fantry attacked our troop* in the vicinity of
SlB-Tung-Tur and Shao-T:i«m. but thr ;i tra«A
was completely reput«ed by us.
Ti>e enemy's arti!!cry posted to the past of
Ta Mountain vigorously *h»llrd the vicinities of
Ma-Chuan-Tsu and Ku-Ohi »-Tsu from S oVlock
In the afternoon of November 2«\ but we suf
fered no damage.
On the risht t>nnk of th* Hun Itlver a body
of the enemy's caralry attacked Mamo-Chlea on
November 2-\ but was driven back OI our tore*
* On November *-•! tt»« eneroy set fir» lo Shnug-
Tfcal-aien, and most of the village wan tamed-.
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Japanese Said To Have Been Usable to
Tarn Bennfßkampf a Left.
St. Petersburg. N<>\. '-• -The Japanese at
tempt t» turn Generni r>nnenk:impfs left, a
reported by General Kuropatkln. ha? failed, mc
Pennsylvania Rallroa't** t>.«i -tri-viee. L*-ave N*t»-
York ■*:". P. M. (J;iily. jiiiil arrive li^velarul 7:15 next
in. Tin ; . Tbruusa I'ulimaa drawinc room BlO*9tnS
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