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p) c gfoctihtg pkf. No. 16,848. WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1906-THIRTY-TWO PAGE& TWO CENTS. THE EVENING STAR WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION. wiaaM Offiot, 11th Stmt and PcaniylTtals Ituu. Tie Evening Star Newspaper Company. THEODORE W H0YS8. Pmidrat New Tork Office: Tribune Bnilding. Chicago Office: firit Nations! Bank Building. Tfce Krenlnjs Star, with the Sunday morning edi tion. is delivered by curriers, on their own account, within the city at 50 <*enta per month: withoot the ennday corning edition at 44 cents per month. Br n.ail, postage prepaid: Dally, Sunday included, one month. 60 cents. Pally, Sunriar excepted, one month, 50 cents. Saturday Star, one year, SI.00. Wnnda*- ^ta- one year. fi.RO. SWEARS HE IS THE cnu nc am imtm aun ui nn livii liiuii Remarkable Claim Made by a Man in Chicago. AFFIDAVIT TO THE CONSUL Consented to Exile in Order That Scandal Might Be Avoided. MOTHER WAS LADY IN WAITING For Twenty Years Carl Coler Has Lived in the Windy City Spend ing Stipend Sent Him. Special Dispatch to Tb(" Star. CHICAGO, 111.. November 30.?Claims of a man now a resident of Chicago, who makes the amazing assertion that he Is the disinherited son of Emperor William I of the German empire, grandfather of the present kaiser, were laid before Herr von Wever, the imperial German consul, yes terday In the form of an affidavit. Consul von Wever will forward today to his im perial master the report of the man's rep re cental ions. The "pretender" is Carl Coler, -who lives at 6i:5 >ipr?h Clark street. He declares that Kmperor William must recognize him and provide for him as befits royalty. Coler is fifty-eight years old, of dis tinguished appearance and polished man ners. In setting forth his claims he points to his remarkaWe resemblance in features and mannerisms to the entire Hohenzoliern family. He says that he has been cast off after he had consented to exile himself in order that the scandal which he alleges is jinked with his parentage might be shrouded and the name of a king be shielded. Here is the remarkable story which he tells: "I was born in Herlin. September .10. 1S48. juy raomer was J una uoler, wire or Carl Coler. imperial ambassador at large in the matter of making International postal treaties. "Coler, in his negotiations with foreign powers, was often absent for many months at a time. It was during one of these ab sence* that Kaiser Wilhelm I became en amored of my mother and induced her to btcome- a lady in waiting at the imperial court. JCethar Lady in Waiting. "Coler died, when I was but three years old. I have no recollection of him. After his d?ath my mother moved to an estate in Meiningen. near Berlin, where we lived In luxury until 1 was twenty-fl^e years old. "Though Coler left no considerable estate, having been a man of lavish habits, my mother and I lived second only to royalty in style and expense. "Shortly after my mother's death sev eral persons who had known her Intimately tokl me. to my great surprise, that the money we had been living on had come from the Imperial purse, and they then un folded to me th?. secret of my parentage. "I had three brothers?rather, half brothers. One is now a professor in the University of Berlin; another is a lieuten ant colonel in the imperial army, and is in charge of all the railway equipment for troot>s on the Krpnnh frontier- tk* --* 1 was Henrlch von Coler. Knight of the Iron Oro?s. a Berlin banker. "As soon as 1 heard the story of my im perial lineage I asked my brothers whether they were true. They at once flew into an ungovernable rage. They told me that I lied, and that my mother's friends Ued. Finally. Henrich told me that I must leave jit- < uuuirj m once ana never come back. "Chicago was fixed upon a* iny destina tion, and in 1K)C> I bade farewell to my native land. Stranger With a Secret. "I came to Chicago a stranger with a secret that 1 dared not reveal, yet with the instinct of royalty and the outward marks of gentility which singled me out wherever I went. "Every month I received my allowance. II came ill cash, sent by my brother Hen rich. with terse letters telling me that he was well He never sent a postal order. He always secured American bank notes. "So for twenty years 1 lived in Chicago, spending my stipend as became the tastes uf a gentleman and a prince. The imperial blood would not stay hidden. Everywhere 1 was nicknamed 'Prince Carl' by my as sociate*. and often I was embarrassed with discussion of my remarkable likeness to my nephew. Kaiser Wilhelm, and my half brother, his fattier. Emperor Kreld vricb. "When ni> royal father died in 18W8 I heard of it only through the newspapers I mourned him as a son should I wore crepe for a year, and was forced to delude my friends that my grandmother had passed away In explanation. "Of a sudden I received word of my brother Henrich's death. It came in the form of a funeral announcement Issued by the direc tors of the bank in which he was connected. "The following month my allowance for the first time in twenty-five years did not come. I waited two weeks and then ad dressed a letter to one of my brothers. "Then 1 realised my predicament. I was thoroughly Incapable of earning a dollar. I had never done an hour's work. "It was with these realizations that I ?lei-tiled to m:ikt? miMic mv nar<.ni??a l? ?rder that proof be laid before Kmperor Wllhelm. on which I shall base a demand that the imperial family provide for me as fcefits one of them. "Kaiser Wilhelm must recognize my claim*. I have shielded the Hohencollerns lone enough. They cannot leave me?ji son f Kaiser Wilhelm?to starve." MANY DIVORCE SUITS. Daily Record Broken in Chicago, With 115 Cases. 4peri:il Diopatrb to Tht> Star. CHICAGO. 111.. Novembe* 10?A new rec ord for this year was established In filing divorce suits in Chicago today. The total f new suits of all kinds was 115. Desertion and cruelty are the grounds al leged in moat cases, the wives being the plaintiffs. An exception is the suit begun by Wlnfleld Scott against Eda M. Scott, who now lives at 942 I street, Washington, D. C. Mr. Scott accounts a number of es capades. mentioning six men, giving their names in three instances. November 1, 19015, Scott says his wife left home early In the evening and returned the following morning. When he remonstrated she is said to have struck him. On Sep tember 12, 1!HK1, he says, Mrs. Scott enter tained Charles F. Graber. When Scott learned of it January 31, 1JXU, he left her and has since refused to return. BIG FIBE IN SCBANTON. Several Firemen Injured and Much Damage DonV SCRANTON,; Pa.. November 10.?Fire of ur.known oriBin, which started shortly after midnight today, destroyed the Carter & Kennedy six-story building, occupied by the Foote & Shear Hardware Company and uie J. ot-oil infill* v arpei aiiu ruuiumc Company, and the large two-story building of J. D. Williams Brothers Company, deal ers In confectionery, toys and house fur nishings, causing a loss on buildings and stock of about $450,000. The Connell build ing, an eight-story office structure adjoin ing, was damaged to the extent of $50,000 on the upper floors, into which the fire swept through windows and skylight. Only its fireproof construction and thick fire walls separating It from the Carter & Ken nedy building saved this structure from de struction and the city from a conflagration, as the destroyed buildings were in the part of the city where large business blocks and office structures are centered. Started in Basement. The flee started in the rear basement of the Foote & Shear store and quickly swept nn fho olevatnr ahaft and staivwav. envel oping the six stories and basement, which were filled with merchandise. The flames also attacked that portion of the building: occupied by Infills & Company, who had a large stock of carpets and furniture. Everything in the building was destroyed. Falling walls crushed the roof of the Wil liams building and the flames soon made it a wreck. This building covered 12,000 square feet and Its two great floors were stocked with holiday goods. The losses are apportioned as follows: Some Big Losses. ? -? o tr J- 8f(lS\ IWl. T T\ *_arier <v i\cnutuj uuuuuig, fw.uw, *?. ?-*. Williams Brothers Company building, $40. 000. stock $85,000; Foote & Shear Company, $110,000; J. Scott Inglis & Co., $100,000; Connell building. Including losses in office equipment of the International Salt Com pany, the Canada Life Insurance Company and other occupants of the sixth, seventh and eighth floors. $50,000. An 80 per cent insurance was carried by all the sufferers. Seven firemen were injured, one of them, Joseph Jay. seriously by flying bricks and falling walls. RT?V TTPTATF.R TREACHEBY. Boy Terrorist Who Killed Police Cap tain Samsonoff. ST. PETERSBURG. November 10.?The man named Shekter who threw the bomb at Police. Captain Samsonoff of Biftlystok. one of the terroristic acts precipitating the Jew ish massacre there, was convicted today and sentenced to ten years, a( hard labor. The prisoner, who Is a mere youth, testi fied that he entered the terrorist organi zation as a spy. at he instance of the po lice, in 190i, and- Served the police faith fully Tor two years. But he became con verted to the tehories of the revolutionists and determined to expiate his treachery by killiK Capt. Samsonoff. Tim recalls the famous ease of Degdleff, a member of the inner council of the ter rorist organization*, who, after the assassi nation of Emperor Alexander II, in 1881, sold himself to Colonel 3uderkin,-a chief of the secret Doliee. betraved a thousand of his comrades, and finally confessed his treachery and atoned for it by killing Su derkln in 1883. Degdieff fled to America, where It was reported he took up his abode under another name. $100,000 FIBE IN BOSTON, Two Firemen Overcome and Lives of Others Threatened. BOSTON, Mass., November 10.?A dan gerous Are early today that was thought to be Incendiary practically ruined a large five-story brick building on Beverly street, In the North End, causing a loss estimated at about $100,000, distributed among sev eral manufacturing concerns. Two firemen were overcome by the dense smoke from the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, but later they recovered. Six other firemen had a narrow escape from being carried down by a falling roof. HEAD-ON COLLISION. One^ Man Killed and Several Others Are Injured. Special Dispatch to The Star. BUFFALO. N. Y., November 10.?A head on collision, in which one man was killed ar.d RPVPral mpn wptp iniurprt nprMirrPrl night on tit? Buffalo an<l Allegany VaJley division of the Pennsylvania railroad, ne^r Liberty. The two trains came together on a bridge spanning a creek, and thirty cars wer? thrown from the bridge to the bottom of the creek. One of 'the spans of the bridge was torn away. Wm. Yahn of Buregard street, this city, engineer of one of the trains, was crushed so badly that he died here this morning. The injured include Charles D. Wlieelock. Andrew Collins and a man named Abolt, all of this city. They will re cover. Russian Cruiser Launched. ST. PETERSBURG, November 10.?The new cruiser Pallada of 7,900 tons and de signed to have a speed of twenty-three knots was launched at the new admiralty workB here today. She is of the type of the armored cruiser Bayan, now in course of construction here. The Pallada and the Bayan are to have 16.000 indicated horsepower, 6-inch armor belts of from 4 to 6% inches of Krupp steel, and will mount two 8-inch guns, eight 6-inch guns, twenty 12-pounders and four 6-pounders. The new Pallada and Bayan take the place of the Russian protected cruisers of the same names sunk at Port Arthur, and refloated by the Japanese. "Nothing Doing on tne Louisiana. NORFOLK, V'a., November 10.?The wire less telegraph station at Cape Henry at 0 o'clock this morning was In touch with : the battleship Louisiana bearing President Roosevelt and party to the Isthmus ot Panama. The operator on the Louisiana . reported "nothing doing." meaning that all was well on the ship and that President Roosevelt had no message to send at that 1 time. The operator did not give the exact ' location of the lxjuisiana. I Fairbanks Coming Back. Siwvlal I)i?i>?tch to Tlir Stir. < RICHMOND, Ind.. Nov. 10,-It Is an nounced that Vice President and Mrs. Charles W. Fairbanks will return to their home In Washington. D. C., before Thanks- 1 giving and will occupy their home on Far- 1 ragut square. i Lieut, and Mrs. John Wesley Tlmmons ( wiil spend the winter with Mrs. Timmons' \ parents. Vice President and Mrs. Fair- < banks. t .1 \ rEN LOST AT SEA TEABLY HALF THE CREW OF FISH BARQUE DROWN, Ipeeial Dispatch to The Star. TOOAWA, Ont., November 10?Additional [etalls have reached Ottawa of the wreck f the fish barque Sovinto of Rasno, Fin and, oft Priest Point, near Charlottetown, 'rince Edward Island. A special says ten of the crew of twenty our are dead, all the rest now being off he vessel: a life boat was too late to assist. s they had left. Four bodies have been re overed. One man, aged seventy, left on. card and unable to endure the terrible suf ering, committed suicide by leaping over oard. Two others were washed overboard .nd lost. Another seized a plank, and, half rased with suffering, leaped overboard, nanagcd to hang on to it and washed shore, miraculously escaping. When the essel struck three of her masts went by he board and she broke into two. Life ioats could not reach her, and those who scaped were exposed to terrible sufferings. lKUUfS HUSHED NGBffH IIOTOUS SOLDIERS ABE HELD FIRMLY IK HAND. ? i OKLAHOMA CITY, November 10?It Is )elieved at Fort Reno, Okla., that the four companies of the 20th Infantry which were rtarted for that post last night on a special rain from San Antonio are to take the >lace of the negro troops, members of coiii >anles B, C and E^of the 25th Infantry, re xuuy oruereu aiHiiiiasea Dy rresiaeni toosevelt as a result of the riotous dlsturb mces in Brownsville, Tex., August 13. A telephone message today from Fort Seno developed the Information that the ifflcers at the post there had not been ad rlsed of the dispatch of the troops from San Antonio, although Infantry had been ex acted to take the place of the disbanded ?egro troopers. No trouble had occurred, It was said. Later It was stated by an officer at Fort fleno that the Texas troops had been sent :o Oklahoma as a precautionary measure, rhe negro troops are soon to be formally llsmlssed, and the citizens of El Reno, wnere tne inree companies are stationed, !ear trouble will follow. The troops came, it is said, as a matter of ?rotection to citizens. Since their arrival at ?ort Reno, which Is two miles distant from F"ort Reno, the negro troops have been jlaced under the strictest discipline, being mbjected to a roll call every two hours. The 'ormal order for the discharge of the dis graced troops was Issued at Washington resterday. The date of actual dismissal is lot known here. REPUBLICAN MAJORITY 58. 3oCngressional Campaign Committee Closes Headquarters. The republican congressional campaign ommittee has closed its headquarters in Jew York. Mr. Sherman, chairman, stated hat hie reports now place the republican najority at 58. The close districts have inally been settled as Indicated in The itar Thuisday, giving the various states' epresenlation as follows: Dem Alabama 9 Irkanaa* 7 California _ .. Colorado 'onuectlcut [iflawar? Florida 8 ieorgla 11 daho Illinois 0 ndlana 4 Iowa >,,? * 2 Kansas Kentucky 7 r^ntalana 7 Rep. Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New York North Carolina. North Dakota... Ohk> Oregon Pennsylvania... Bhode Island... Sooth Carolina. S.South Dakota... 8 Tennessee 4 Texas . IT' t? H Dem. Rep. 4 ia 10 e l 7 '8 16 2 ? 25 2 11 2 20 1 'a 2 Maine 4 Vermont 2 Maryland 8 3 Virginia 1 Massachusetts.. 3 11 Washington 3 Michigan 12>West Virginia.. .. 5 Minnesota 1 Wisconsin 2 9 Mississippi 8 ^Wyoming 1 Missouri 12 4i Montana lj Totals 164 222 Nebraska 1 5 Republican majority. 6S Marathon Race Becord. i ITHACA, N^y., November 10.?C. F. Ma joffln won the Cornell Marathon race today 'or the Auerbach -trophy. Of the seven teen starters sixteen finished. The course was ten and one-half miles. The men nade good time for six and a half miles, Hit at Forest Home found the road a trough >f mud. Magoffin's time was 1:03:08. Boers Start Rebellion. CAPE TOWN, Cape Colony, November 10.?A cogfict has occurred between a num >er of Boers recently employed In German Southwest Africa and a detachment of the ?ape police? The Boers entered the north western part of Cape Colony and endeavor >d to raise a rebellion. The police were in itructed to suppress the movement. WILL bt UlollmhbtU * Three Companies of Colored Troops to Be Dropped. 166 MEN ARE AFFECTED Actiox^Comes Hard on Veteran "Non Cams." * 1 ORDER OP CHIEF OP STAPF Legality of the Instructions Issued by the President Regarding Civil Debarment Question. By order- of the acting Secretary of War, Gen. Murray, chlcf of artillery, acting chief of staff, issued a special order today, which is self-explanatory, as follows: "By direction of the President, the follow ing named enlisted men who on August 13, 1906, were members of Companies B, C and D, 25th Infantry, certain members of which organizations participated in the rtotous disturbance which occurred in Brownsville, Tex., on the night of August 13, 1906, will be discharged without honor from the army by their respective commanding officers and forever debarred from re-enlisting in the army or navy or tne united States, as well as from employment in any civil capacity under this government. "The discharge certificate in each case will show that the discharge without honor is in consequence of the previous paragraph. These soldiers are entitled to travel pay." The number of men affected by these or ders is 168. and Included twenty-nine non commissioned officers, most of whom have served nearly thirty years in the army, and but for their discharge would soon have been eligible for retirement with retired pay for the remainder of their lives. The list includes the seven members of the battalion who were arrested for alleged participation in the Brownsville affair, and who have been since confined in the guard house at Fort Sam Houston, Tex. There was no direct evidence against them. Conse quently they will not be surrendered to the Texas authorities, except as the latter may arrest them when they are discharged from the army at the Texas post. President's Authority Questioned. Although there is no doubt as to the President's authority to dismiss enlisted men without trial, serious dqubt is ex pressed in legal military circles as to the President's power to debar such men "from any" employment in ' any civil capacity under the government." It is stated that there is no statute giving the ch'ief execu tive such power atvdi in the absence of law the .J^reeldent cannot limit or pre dv,i i uc ljiq yvncio v? yi ct t co vj. ma successors in office. It is mentioned as an Interesting point that President Roosevelt is the first Presi dent to exercise the legal authority of dis missing an enlisted man in the army or navy without trial. To Recruit the Companies. The War Department will endeavor to re cruit the three companies -to their full strength in ..order to meet legal require ments, but it is not likely that It will be an easy task. Until that is accomplished a battalion of the 26th Infantry will be stationed at Fort Reno, Okla. These troops, which are now at Ban Antonio, will take the places vacated by the dismissed col ored soldiers of the 25th Infantry. Student Kills Schoolmate. ANDOVER, Mass., November 10.?Charles E. Rlggs, a Philips-Andover Academy stu dent, accidentally shot John J. Tracy, a schoolmate, today. Tracy died Instantly. Tracy lived In Emporia, Kan., and Rlggs In Mount Vernon, N. Y. FREE * Souvenir Post Cards Greater Washington Views % A coupon in tomorrow's Star will entitle you to two of a series of sixteen Souvenir Poet Cards that have been prepared by The Star. Do not tall to get a cogy of tomor row's Sunday Star, cut out the coupon and present it at The Star office.. Elaht couoens will aet the entire wt. s> J T/pnrati rinmrQ JJU11J.U U UUUHO V U il-Ll UU ESTIMATED LOSS BT OFFICERS IS $787,000. CHICAGO, November 10.?The docks of the Lehigh Valley Coal Company, situated at 100th street and Commercial avenue, were destroyed by Are today, causing a damage, as estimated by the officers of the company, of $757,000. The Are originated from some unknown ca.use in the engine room, which was situ ated in the basement of a coal house ti> which 90,000 tons of hard coal were stored. The flames spread so rapidly that the em ployes were forced to run for their* lives without fteing able to send word of the Are to the downtown offices of the com-" pany. The coal is still bunting, and it. is? expected that it will be several days before the fire is entirely extinguished. Th* com pany's loss io hoisting machinery is esti mated at about $2(10,000. This amount is, however. Included In the total of f757,000. ERIE FTRF.MF.N ftT.nWFP MAT PRECIPITATE A BIG STRIKE SOON. NEW YORK, November 10.-President F. D. Underwood of the Erie R^lroad Com pany today declined to grant a demand for a reduction In working hours which had been made by a committee represent ing the firemen employed by that com pany. John J. Hanrahan, grand master of the Brotherhood of Railway Firemen, informed Mr. Underwood that his response iu me uciuuiiuB 01 me firemen was unsatis factory, and that a poll of the Erie firemen would at once be taken to determine whether or not they will strike. The fire men's demands are said to be equivalent to an Increase of 10 per cent in wages. Seven teen hundred men are said to be affected. Their committee had a conference yester day with General Manager Sfuart of the Erie, who reifused thetr demands. Today they took the matter to Pnwiilont wood. Mr. Underwood told them he should not have been appealed to after Mr. Stuart had given his decision. The president also advised the firemen to go home and wait until the matter could be investigated. Other Lines Favorable. Grand Master Hanrahan replied that no further investigation was nec^wsSry, and that the Erie pays Its firemen less than any of its three competing roads between New York and Chicago?the New York Central, the Pennsylvania and the Baltimore and Ohio. After the conference the firemen's com mittee had a meeting and decided that ne gotiations with the Erie officials should cease. Some of the members of the com mittee said t'hat a strike appeared to be im minent. The mem-hern of the Krl? mmmlt. tee will leye for their homes tonight. Warren al. Stone, grand chief of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, ar rived In this city today to confer with a committee of the engineers of the Delaware, Lackawanna, rfJld Western railroad, which was to have a conference with President W. H. Truesdale today over a demand for an increase tn wages. Overtures made to the New York Centra) and New York, New Haven and Hartford railroads by the committee of the Brother nuuu ui r ircwcn wr; c s cpui icu iu uc pry gressing favorably. ALLEGED BANK HOBBEHS. Thought to Be the Men Who Blew Up the Odin Bank. CENTRALIA, 111., November 10.?The al leged Odin Bank robbers, who blew up the 'bank at Odin, eight miles north of here, on Friday morning, October 26, and who were arrested at Terre Haute, Ind., last week by William Dwyer, chief of the detective force of that city, were brought to Salem and placed in jail there today. The alleged rob bers were arrested under the names of Robert J. Sullivan, Harry Coleman, alias George Miler, and William A. Tracy, alias George Thompson, alias George Arnold. The prisoners will be tried at the next term of the Marlon county circuit court. Twenty-five hundred dollars, the entire con tents of the Odin Bank, was taken. The prisoners had money deposited in tvro banks at Louisville, Ky., when arrested. SECRETARY SHAW'S BETUBN. Regards the Elections as an Indorse ment of BcpnfaMcans. Secretary Shaw has returned to the city from Ms campaigning tour. In fifty days he visited sixteen state* and made ninety three speeches, averaging over an hoar and a heJf each. In addition he had Ms secretary with him, was In daily touch with the Department and conducteu a large correspondence. He spent the last six days of the campaign in Iowa. traveling a part of every night, and all of several, mak ing over 150 miles in carriages, and spoke seventeen times. He returned at 4:40' yes terday afternoon. w;is at his office until j 10 o'clock fast night and back at 8 this morning. He shows no ill effects of his strenuous work. Secretary Shaw regard* the recent elec tions as conclusive of the Intention of the people of the country to keep the republi can party In power. The people want a continuation of prosperous conditions and are satisfied with the honesty and good purposes of the administration in carrying them forward. . % EXPECTS DBYDEN'S ELECTION. The Senator's Private Secretary's View of the Outlook. Mr. George W. Rouzer,' Senator Dryden's private secretary, came to town today from Newark, N. J., where he has been tn the thick of the fight for the election of a re publican legislature and the return to the Senate of Senator Dryden. Mr. Rouier ex pressed the opinion that Senator Dryden would be re-elected. He said that although the majority on joint ballot is only seven, and it requires forty-one of the forty-four republican votes to elect, all the republicans, with prob ably one exception, will stand by the caucus nominee. Hence, only twenty-two nf thp fnrtv-nno __ ...v vuk ? ivo ai c icquioiic iu ill" Bure "election by decision upon the caucus nominee. He thinks that more than three fourths will vote for Senator Dryden on the first ballot and that he will be the only candidate. Senator Dryden won the fight at the pri maries. victorious In every cojnty in the state. No other candidate has been serious ly mentioned since the primaries, and ac cording to Mr. Rouzer. the leaders are said to agree that since Senator Dryden bore the heat and burden of the day In the long campaign he Is entitled to another term. The fact that he did not carry his own county in the elections is not considered vital, inasmuch as a local excise ques tion was held responsible for the demo cratic victory in several counties. McCLELLAN'S STATUE. Effigy of the^(^eneral Being Brought Here From Baltimore. The statue of Gen. George B. McClellan, which is to be erected In one o? the parks in this city, is on its wnv herp frnm Raltl more aboard the barge Lueretia. The statue, which arrived at Baltimore from Hanftnirg, October 1, has been lying on the Atlantic Transport Company's pier, and yesterday It was loaded aboard the barge, wHTch left for this city in tow of the tug William H. Yerkes, Jr. The statue is consigned to Col. Charles Bromwell, chairman of the committee in charge of the erection of the statue. WRECK KILLS ONE. Woman on Wedding Trip Believed Fatally Injured. BLANCH ESTER, Ohio. November 10. One person was killed, one was probably fatally hurt and eighteen others were less ieriouely Injured In a wreck on the Balti more and Ohio Southwestern road six miles west of here today. William Billings, extra brakeman Chilli cothe. Ohio, was killed outright. Mary Sllbersteln, nineteen, an immigrant, on her way to Cincinnati, was badly bruised and cut about the head and body and re ceived perhaps fatal internal injuries. Of the others injured the most seriously hurt are: Charles Taylor, Cincinnati, dining car conductor, bruised and cut about head and body and left hdnd broken. Arthur Francis, Newport, Washington county, Ohio, arms and breast lacerated and bruised about head and body. Mrs. Charles Bennett, Odin, 111., internal ly Injured, n??y die. Mrs. C. W. Wolf, Greenville, Ind., back Injured, cut about legs and body. The Injured were brought to Cincinnati and placed in hospitals. The train wrecked was No. S, and the cause, as arlven out at th? ~? eral superintendent of the road, was a de fective rail. The engine, postal and baggage cars passed the rail safely, but Ave coaches were wrecked and rolled down an embankment. Mrs. Charles Bennett, who Is believed to be fatally injured, was on her wedding trip. Her husband was only slightly hurt. PROBE INDIAN AFFAIRS. Senate Committee to Take an Extend ed. Trip. KANSAS CITY, November 10.-The Sen ate committee on Indian affairs, consisting of Senators Clark of Wyoming, ctiairman; Long of Kansas, Brandegee of Connecticut, Teller of Colorado and- Clark of Montana, will assemble in Kansas City today and Sunday. An official session will be held Monday morning at the Hotel Baltimore and in the afternoon the committee wiH leave for an extended trip through Indian Territory to hold hearings at Vinita, Mus kogee, McAlester, Ardmore, Tulsa and Bar tlesvlile. At these hearings, which are to be pu&llc information will be sought relative to coal lands, asphalt cases, removal restrictions on Indian lands and other things vital to Indian Territory affairs on which legislation is apt to be had in Congress this winter. Complaints of any kind may be presented to the committee. Its meetings are espe cially designed to give the general public of Indian Territory an opportunity to make known its wants and its opinions. This trip was arranged by special provisions just before the Senate adjourned at Jts last ses sion. The object sought ia an intimate and close acquaintance with affairs in the terri tory at first hand as an aid in the commit tee's deliberations this winter. MAY ELECT BBUCE. Lieutenant Governorship of New York Now in Doubt. NEW YORK, November 10.?John E. Smith, secretary of the Kings county re publican campaign committee, said today that in the neighborhood of 5,000 additional votes had .been discovered for M. Linn Bruce, republican candidate for lieutenant governor. According to reports this morn ing Mr. Chanler's plurality (dem.) through out the state was in the neighborhood of 1,200. These additional votes in Kings county will undoubtedly elect Bruce lieu tenant governor. Sacretary Taft's Movements. The War Department hbs received a dis patch from Gen. Barry saying that Secre tary Taft, who is inspecting Fort Leaven worth, Kan., today, will go to Fort Riley, Kan., tomorrow, and on November 12 will be at Fort SIH, Okla. The Secretary of War will visit Fort 8am Houston, Texas, , November 14, and expects to arrive in Washington early the morning of Novem ber 17. Ambrose Thomas Drops Bead. CHICAGO, November lO.-Ambroae L. Thooias, president of the Arm of Lord & Thomas, known to newspapers all over the United States, dropped dead today while making some purchases In a retail dry goods store. Heart disease Is thoofftit to have caused his death. Weather. Fair, colder tonight; morrow fair. GREAT TOW IS OVER - WITH GUICIER HOME Steamship Which Towed Dewey is Safe in Port. LONG HOMFWARD PFWNAWT One Hundred and Fifty Feet of Bunt ing Froift Her Main Truck. j BONAPARTE'S CONGRATULATIONS! Regarded as the Most Remarkabl# Towing Feat That Was Ever Accomplished. Special Dispatch to The Star. NEW YORKi November 10.?After a voy age of more than 2-4.000 miles, the Unlte<t States supply steamship Glacier, the vessel which aided in towing the gigantic dry /Innlr r*ntiiA\r f ?> ? 1? * -* * * wwa tiuiu vucsapoue uay xo in? Philippine Islands, reached port today. From her main truck was flying a home ward-bound pennant 154 feet Ion*. The number of feet of bunting in a home ward-bound pennant varies with the length of time that a ship has been on cruise, it was nearly eleven months ago that the Gla cier and her convoy sailed from the Cnesa pcake, and her officers and crew were enw thusiafctic over getting home again. Tiia nin?u. ? ?? * a vnavici v> txa nui jjusnea on ner nomfl* ward trip. She was allowed to loaf along1. After leaving Manila, on August 10. tha supply ship touched at Singapore, Colombo, Port Said and Joppa, where a flying trip was made Inland to Jerusalem. A short stay was al?o made at the Piraeus, whlcli Is the port of Athens, and at Napies and Gibraltar. The Glacier's officers and crew were re quired to work so arduously on the outward bound voyage ttiat the Navy Department thought it only ifair to let them take their time coming home. The Glacier, In charge of lieutenant <"o-m? mander Bennett, set> salf for Manila with her convoy, the 11,009-ton dry dock Dewey, on December last. The collier Caesar,, the Brutas and the big ocean-going tug Po tomac composed the rest of the fleet, of which Commander H. H. Hoslcy was tha ranking officer. Something Doing All the Time. The excitement began at the very outset of the voyage. Before the big dry dock had ; cleared the Virginia capes It narrowly mkwt ed colliding with the Norwegian steamship America. Berumda was reached without further ln? cldent. But at Bermuda several seamen de* serted. It wag declared by the member* of the crews of the various vessels 1 hat the trip down the coast had been one of the most severe which they had ever expe rienced. And the sailors who had been pick' ed for the work were veterans and knew what they were talking about. They sa<4 that the rolling and bucking of the vessel* which had the Dewey In tow had been ter? rifle. From Ber.iuda the little fleet set out fof filhraltar For some time It was not heard from, and fears were entertained for thfl drydock's safety. When two weeks over due at Gibraltar the squadron of collieni and supply ships, still tugging along with them the Dewey's ungainly bulk, turned up at Las Pulmas, in the Canary Islands, where a stop was made for necessary rt? pairs. Several times during the voyage across the Atlantic the hawsers that held the Dew* ey to her consorts had parted and she had been adrift. To get fresh hawsers stretched had been a work of the great difficulty, for the breaks n the cables occurred when the weather was thick and heavy, and when a stiff head wind had added to the great strain the hawsers were under. Only Four Days on Canal. The passage of the drydoek through th? Suez canal was watched by nautical ex perts everywhere with the keenest interest. Some of them had predicted that the dry dock would experience the greatest diffi culty in achieving the passage of the fa mous waterway that link* Europe and A^ia !-"?? Knf t (rin f hrniitrh t hx anal proved comparatively easy, anil required only about four days. The officers in command of the American vessels received many compliments upon the way in which they had handled their ships. The Dewey reached Singapore on June 21. Just before reaching that port.the dryduck once more broke away from tlie Glacier and the Caesar. h!ch had her in tew, but -- rvt ivna agaill ?cvni/iuiru. Commander Hosley set sail from Singa pore for Manila on June 27. On July JO tha Dewey and the escorting fleet were sighted off O'ongapo, in the Philippine Islands, where the Dewey was to be permanently, stationed. Secretary of the Navy Bonaparte at one? cabled to Commander Hosley his congrat ulations on the notable achievement. It wa? the most remarkable towing feat that was ever accomplished. KANSAS STILL DOUBTFUL. Both Sides Still Claim Election of Governor. TOPEKA, Kan., November 10.?The offl [ clal canvass of the vote for governor la proceeding slowly today. The result Is ex-' pected late In the day. At noon "Republican State Chairman Crummer had received official returns from 35 out of the 106 counties, which, with the unofficial returns already received by him, give Oov. Edward W. Hoch (rep.) a plu rality of 2.883. Chairman Ryan of the democratic state committee said that as the official canvass proceeds he grows more and more confi dent of the election of William A. Harris, the democratic candidate. Official returns came in more rapidly Uter in the day, and the general effect waa to cut down Hoch's plurality aa shown by the unofficial reports. With forty-thre* counties received Hoch's plurality waa cut to 2,72). Hoch gained three In Rooks and twenty-five tn Osage county, and Harris made a gain of 120 In Sedgwick county. Armored Cruisers at Singapore. Rear Admiral Browruwm, commanding the Asiatic station, has reported to tbe Navy Department the arrival at Singapore yes terday of the armored cruisers Wart VHf gtaia. Pennsylvania. Colorado and Mary land on their way to the Philippines.