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placed nn the atone beneath the tub and the
merchant withdrew.
It Is said that detectives were In the vicinity
at the time, and Gregorl felt that
he * ai safe, but he did not tarry long after
partly obeying the order contained In the
letter he liad received. The response to
the letter remained upon the stone undisturl?*d.
The detectives who were on guard remained
all night. It is stated, and at intervals
belated pedestrians passed, but not
on? of them ventured to the tub of flowers.
No record of the affair was made at
headquarters, as Inspector Boardman wanted
It thoroughly sifted and the guilty persons
It was stated last night by the police I
that tlifj had not yet found anytmng i?
Indicate tliat there la i local council of
the organization In this city. Mr. Gregori
goes about attending to his business the
samp as if he had not received the letter,
but he I* anxious to ascertain something
regarding the writers of the communication.
Second Effort to Assassinate President
- M n
Ui uumcuiaia.
Another attempt to assassinate President
Cabrera of Guatemala, according to advices
received yesterday afternoon by Minister
Toledo, was made Friday. In this instance
what Is described in a general way in the
advices as "a mine" was placed not far
from the mansion of President Cabrera, apparently
with the Intention of exploding It
at a time when it would be most destructive.
The mine was discovered, the
attempt at assassination thus being rendered
The news of the second attempt on President
Cabrera's life was received in a cablegram.
of which the following is a transla
"Minister Toledo, Washington:
"Yesterday a great mine was discovered
rioted in front of the barracks of the
Guard of Honor. 120 feet from the American
legation and ISO feet from the presidential
mansion. This scandalous attempt at assassination
has created ,Treat Indignation
among all classes of society.
(Signed) "BARRIOS."
Sen or Barrios Is minister of foreign affairs
of Guatemala. The Guard of Honor Is
the special guard of President Cabrera.
VIENNA CU.NU.EttS hjciak.
Arrived in New York Today?Coming
to Washington.
N'KW YORK. May 4.?German societies in
New York, Brooklyn and nearby cities today
welcomed to American shores members
of th<* Vienna male choli Thich is making
Its first visit to thts country for the purpose
of singing In several cities for the benefit
of local charities. The singers, known
overseas as the Wiener Maennergerang
Vienna, arrived today on the steamship
Oceana, which they chartered for the voyage.and
their reception was in keeping with a
*' fl ? * Kt? anthiiBloatlr
pir'siign nisi. Bamcu i'j v
admiration of Johann Strauss, who wrote
many of his most famous valses for the organization.
The IJoderkrans will be the host of the
vereln during the stay In this city. Monday
th? visitors will go to Washington,
where they will sing at the White House
at the special invitation of President and
Mrs. Roosevelt. They will return here
the following day. giving concerts Tuesday
and Thursday evenings. Friday they will
give a concert in Philadelphia. Later Baltimore
and Milwaukee will have the visiting
society. i
The organization has 385 active and over
LOliU subscribing members. Its roster em- (
UriCCa lucmuri o ui iuo uivot viv*
man families. and Its work is always done
for charity. Those comprising the party
which is visiting this country Include many
bank>TB. merchants, doctors of philosophy,
ratlrcd capitalists and professional men
Work of the Congressional Postal
*-* 1 ?i
Th<? congressional postal commission appointed
Just before the adjournment of the
recen: session of Congress has been assigned
rooms In the Post OJBce Department
building and will Immediately enter upon
the business for which It was created, the
prim-lpal feature of which Is an Investigation
into the accounting methods of the entire
postal service. For this work two expert
accountants have been employed, and
they will be assisted by a number of subordinates.
Among other reforms which the com?
m-411 attomnt tr> Kplnor ahnnt will ha
the establishment of uniformity in the reports
from the various post offices, the
lack of which has been the cause of much
annoyance and loss of time by the department
officials, he commission Is composed
of St-nators Penrose, Carter and Clay and
Representatives Overstreet. Gardner and
Muon. The work before them will require
several months.
Official Report Shows Excessive Sums
Were Paid.
HARRISBl'RQ, Pa., May 4.?According to
the official report to the auditors of the
capito'. investigation commission, issued today,
the slate paid $115,910.13 for decoration*
and furniture in the two rooms of the
rt* capiiol occupied by the senate librarian.
Of this Jl<n".04fl.99 was against the main
room and the balance against the private
odtce. Ail of this went to John H. Sanderaor
& Co.. except $56,138.78, which was paid
to tiie Pennsylvania Construction Company
for metal filing cases.
Sanderson was paid 11,641.60 for two typewriter
desks; $l,78o.'20 for two sofas; {4.416
for three tables; II, 115.'JO for three pairs of
siUt curtains; )1?!5.!M) for a clock; S2.14ti.rj
. V....... V..-,... -... ?hfln<lallur? an.4 tl Ilk.
CW > iui l 111 t V ui uimv liwuuvuvi a unu f?,tw
for painting and decorating.
Kxperts of the commission today took
down orte of the elaborate chandeliers in
the private office of Gov. Stuart and a
standard in the senate chamber for the
purpose of examining them to ascertain
whether they were constructed according
to specifications.
Georgian Threatened to Horsewhip
Men Who Convicted Him.
AUGL'STA, fla.. May 4.?"I'll be d d if
they will hang me. When I get?out of this
trouble 1 win norsewnip tnose reiiows in
These are some of the statements made
today by Arthur Glover after being sentenced
for the second time to be hanged on
May '.'I (or the murder of Maud Dean, his
Olover. who was a detective, shot the
woman dead without a moment's warning.
Not long before that he had shot a negro,
bui got clt-ar. He has been in many criminal
episodes. HI* defense at the second
trial included brainstorm, paranoia, etc.
The judge's arraignment of him in passing
....... n uu thu mikut anvpro ?vm* huarh
ClUrilV-c f aa HIV Uivb? >v>u u< v> Uvmw
In Richmond county. The case has attracted
much attention.
Official Report to Havana of Encounter
tttwMn Sailors and Police.
HWA.v; May 4.?'TUe attorney general
of Sanrtag*> has made a report to the attorney
general of the supreme court of Havana
in the matter of the encounter between
sailors from American cruiser Tacunia
ami the police of Santiago of Tues
da> He says tnat ( apt. l^ay or tne ponce,
white remonstrating with the sailors, who
were acting In a disorderly manner after a
dinner, was suddenly attacked by them.
Capt. l.ay then tired several shots, which,
tiie attorney general says, were unnecessary
as assistance was at hand, t
Continuing his report, the attorney general
says he has requested the indictment
of <*apt. I .ay on the charge of shooting Seaman
l.ee The investigation is being continual
for the purpose of determine
whrtli-r or not the police continued b* Ire I
after the Americans had fled. I
Wisconsin Senatorship Far
From Settlement.
Legislature Hay Adjourn Withoul
Naming Its Choice.
Present Situation a Blow to His Pride
?La Follette's Position Anything
but Pleasant to Either Side.
SpwUl r>l?p?trh to The Star.
MADISON. Wis., May 4.-The senatcrla
situation refuses to be settled, despite th?
most vigorous efforts of all the candidatei
to find some way out of the muddle. Th?
belief Is growing that the legislature wil
be forced to adjourn without a selection
and that Senator La Follette will be th<
lone star senator from this state for th<
next two years. It Is hinted In some quarters
that this has been his object, and thai
he has deliberately deadlocked the sltuatlor
to effect such a result, and at the sami
time to so bind his friends to him wit!
promises that while none of them is electec
none Is defeated In his race for tne office.
The contest has been going along wltf
little show of feeling until the last week
but now there are evidences of somt* bit
ternes8. particularly among the Stephensor
men. The situation -with Uncle Ike anc
the race for the senatorshlp is much lik<
that of eight or ten years ago. when h<
was defeated for election by the failure oi
his stalwart friends to come to his salv*
tlon in sufficient numbers. The failure t<
secure the election put Stephenson at th<
head of the I^a Kollette branch of the party
an-d his financing made I>a Follette's sue
cess possible. Now, however. >lr. Stephen
son. who turned against his old friends
when they failed to elect him senator, flndj
he 1b getting the same sort of treatment
from his new friends. To learn that thes<
new friends were friendly with hlm-foi
their own revenue only has been a rathei
sad blow to Mr. Stephenson's pride.
Surprise for Stephenson.
When Stephenson entered the field h<
had little doubt that he could easily se
cure the election. It is said that if h<
knew then what he does now he woult
have never tried for the election. Now hi
seen that too many candidates have beei
brouKht out as favorite sons for him tc
have much chance of the election, and h<
will die with the shame of this second defeat
over him. instead of with the toga ai
his winding sheet. He does not see now
how he can get out of the race, nor does
he see how he can win.
At one time Mr. Stephenson was incllnet
to blame Representative Esch for the diftl
culty, thinking that Esch by a combint
with the stalwarts had blocked the program
of Senator La FoUette. Now, how
ever, ne is turning to Irvine Lenroot 01
Superior as his scapegoat, and he think!
that the Superior man, who should be his
friend and supporter, is deliberately block
ing his election, though with no chance o:
winning the fight himself. With this lr
view, Mr. Stephenson called a conferenc*
of the other candidates' leaders; and pro
posed the dropping of Lenroot by all, th<
giving up of the Esch boom and the election
of himself. The other candidates
however, as on other nimihir
declared that their own candidacies weri
just as ready to accept the plume of vie
tory as to be abandoned for the millionairi
lumberman. , .,
One Phase of the Situation.
One phase of the situation is this: Whll<
La Follette promised to throw his influence
to send Stephenson to the Senate, he fount
that to elect Stephenson was to ruin hij
career by making him stand as the sup
porter of one of the money barons wh<
he has been fighting. This bei,ng the case
Stephenson Is asking why could not Li
Follette become the only senator at Wash
lngton for a couple of years without In
curring this stigma of repaying with i
seat in the Millionaires' Club the men wh(
furnished the cash to make La Follette I
successful reformer or muckraker.
Next week Is expected to see no breal
in the deadlock, but the other legislatlvi
affairs are progressing well, and it is now
proposed to order the committees to repor
out ready for passage any measures li
their care.
This would clear the decks for an ad
journment without a solution of the sena
tnrial nri>bl*-m
A Reported Understanding.
Reports are in circulation that an understanding
has been arrived at between Isaac
Stephenson and Representative H. A.
Cooper, which practically withdraws th?
lattter from the race at any time when it
will work to the advantage of Stephenson
Mr. CooDer Is somewhat disgusted wltt
the situation. If there was anything to be
gained by Cooper's Immediate retirement
from the field, he would have withdrawr
from the fleld during the week. It is asserted.
Today the statement Is made that
OAnnpr is nnlv In the Hpld ftf thin tlmn hp.
cause the Stephenson managers are not assured
that they will benefit by his withdrawal
at this time.
The Hatten, Ksch and Lenroot forces
have solicited votes of members supporting
Cooper most industriously during the lasl
twenty-four hours. This activity has beei
so marked that by some it was predictec
that Cooper's forces would break up at lasi
night's caucus. The fact that nothing die
huDDen Is cited as proof that the SteDhen
son men are not sure of their ground.
Stephenson has been talking plainly about
things to happen In the future, about hli
not having been squarely dealt with anc
about other matters, fully disclosing hli
anger and disposition to "get even."
Cooper has become convinced that pos
slbly the best way out of the muddle, sc
far us the future is concerned. Is to cast
his lot with Stephenson and take hit
chances at a more auspicious time. What
ever the inducements wer? the fact re
mains that a number of his own supporteri
are responsible ior trie reports mai coopei
only waits upon the pleasure and director
of Stephenson to abandon the field.
The fact that Cooper was angered by ai
effort to make him sign the followlnt
pledge aided his determination to with
"I hereby promise and declare that 1
will, in case of my election to the Unltec
States Senate from Wisconsin, most heart
ily support and uphold Senator La Foliett<
In his work, endeavor and political effor
both in Washington and within the stab
as wen.
Daughter of Gov. Lea Married ai
Father's Summer Home.
Special Diiptti'h to The 8t?r.
WILMINGTON. Del., May 4.?A notabl
J -?? m ? tha A?<?kaibl<. ?U? ?...
WCUUIIIK uvvuiiww ?*- iiic vtv,uaiua, 11IC sum
mer residence of Gov. Preston Lea neai
Delaware City, this afternoon when Mlsi
Alice Moore Lea, daughter of the executive
was married to William C- Spruance, Jr.
of this city, son ol Judge and Mrs. Williarr
C. Spruance. A fashionable assemblage o
2."?0 persons from Washington. Baltimore
New" York. Philadelphia and all parts o
Delaware was present.
The ceremony was performed by Rev
Hubert W. Wells, rector of 8t. Andrew'i
Episcopal Church. Wilmington. In the II
brary of the mansion, which was eiabo
rately decorated. The bride, who wa:
Kl ven In marriage by her father, was at
tended by her sister. Miss Ethel Mildre*
Liea. as maid of honor. Mrs. SheffieU
Phelps of New York, another sister, wai
matron of honor. The bridesmaids were Mis
Edith Bpruance and Mrs. Leroy Harvey o
Wilmington and Mrs. Charles E. Buck o
Baltimore. Dr. Walter Q. Elmer of Phila
delphta was beat man.
HAMBURG, May 4. ?A violent southwei
storm is sweeping over the city. Most c
the vessels which were preparing to leav
the Elbe are remaining in port. The sallln
vessel Hermann was driven aground,
number of houses were unroofed and set
eral persons were Injured.
KIEL, May 4.?A number of minor accl
' dents due to the severity of the weathc
occurred in this harbor 4oday. A Ughte
sank, a coal-laden steamer went ashor
and an unknown sailing vessel entered th
outer bay flying signals of distress.
r STBTTIN, May 4.?The shipping here tc
day was endangered by a severe storm.
BERMN, May 4.?Heavy rains have fall
l en over the Black Forest district, the Mai
and other confluences of the Rhine are rii
!ng and severe freshets are impending i
the Harr district. The railway to Brocke
1s closed owing to the deep snow.
CHERBOURG. France, May 4.-A Here
gale Is raging in the channel. The Frenc
steamer I<aure and the French bark Jan
Guillon have been driven ashore. The bar
' arrived at Oueenstown May 1 from Sa
> Francisco. Her crew was landed and 1
i la hoped she may be refloated.
LONDON. May 4.? Kins Edward returns
to London today after a bad passage acros
the channel in a ve.ry severe gale, heav
? seas continually breaking over the steam*
i on which his majesty was a passenger.
. Pennsylvania Freshmen Win dame a
> Philadelphia.
' Special Dispatch to TUe Star.
PHILADELPHIA, May 4.?The Universit
1 of Pennsylvania Freihmen base ball teai
defeated the All-High School team c
Washington on Franklin Feld this aftei
| noon by the score of 5 to 2 in a seven
inning game. It was intended to play th
j game in the morning, but the field was t
f such poor condition after the hard rain o
- the preceeding night that the man&gemer
' would not permit the game then for fea
' it would cut ud the diamond too badl
for the Pennsylvania-Princeton game 1
- tlie afternoon. The college game wal no
i concluded untfl 6:25 o'clock and the su
J was near setting when the two teams too:
t the field. They were able to play bu
i seven Innings owing to darkness and th
" fact that the Washington boys had t
' make a train for home.
The Washington lads had trouble to hi
Chapman and Watson safely, while th
Quaker youngsters connected safely wit!
s Richards five times.
High School made 4 hits and 6 errors, an'
; the freshmen 5 hits and 4 errors. Th
j line-up follows:
a Pennsylvania?Thayer, center field; Porl
catcher; Smith, rlgl t field; Pauxsrolth, flrs
1 base; Smiley, left field; McEntee, eecon
> base; Wood, shortstop; Regan, third base
s Chapman, pitcher; Watkins, pitcher.
Washington;Mess, right field; Keefe, thlr
! base; Michael, center field; Chapln, secon
r base;, Piatt, left field; Goodwin, first base
' Howard, shortstop; Brenner, catcher; Rich
ard. pltclier. Score by innings:
Washington 0 0 0 0 1 0 1?
Pt-niiHylvania. 1910 2 0 1 2 0 0 X?
Damaging Testimony Against the A]
leged Embezzler of $100,000.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 4.?The fourt
day of the trial of Alexander R. Chisoln
iwituct ** ? ui iuc rnoi i^auuiii
> Bank of Birmingham, charged with havln
- embezzled $100,000 of the bank'a^fund
opened with Albert Morton, paymaster <
; the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Con
2 pany, on the stand. Morton testified tlu
b he had found the defendant very accural
and had noted no change in his demeano;
Assistant Physician Joseph Iceland of tt
j State Insane Asylum at Tuscaloosa swor
e that Chlsolm had been under his immedial
, care while at the institution. It was h:
opinion that the defendant did not ha\
8 either paresis or paranoia. He did not bi
lieve defendant was insane. ' Dr. W. I
Partlow, senior physician of the State Ir
sane Asylum, swore that in his opinion th
defendant was not suffering from paresi
and. furthermore, that he considered hii
sane. The case Is expected to reach th
Jury Monday.
What is considered the most damagin
testimony against the defendant in th
Chisholm trial was that presented thl
evening. Various officials of the ban
from which Chisholm is charged with em
* bezzling |100,000, as well as majiy other
t who were cioseiy associated witn nim, tes
tifled that he had never shown signs c
mental derangement. A large number c
witnesses agreed in pronouncing him sani
The Introduction of evidence has bee
completed, and arguments will begin Mor
Footer Building in Cumberland Col
lapsed Yesterday. ,
CUMBERLAND, Md.. May 4.-Today or
of the thirteen-inch brick walls of the ol
Footer building, on North Mechanic stree
coilapsed and Instantly killed two mei
who were burled under the debris. Th
dead are: Reginald Cowherd, aged sever
teen years, and Samuel A. Lewis, age
twenty-eight years. The building was be
lng torn down to make room for a nei
No Amnesty Ukase Had Appeared a
ST. PETERSBURG, May 4.?The solem
ceremonies of the Russian Easter wer
carried out at Tsarkoe-Selo tonight i
tiie traditional impressive manner. Em
perur iVKzjiuiun hihi urn iiieiuutjrB 01 in
imperial fatnlly were present, as was 11
- Golovlne, president of the lower house o
Tlie Official Gaxette has published th
usual long Baster list of decorations t
officials and others.
Up to midnight no ukase granting am
nesty had appeared.
Ken Who Dynamited Church Sen
tenced to Three Tears Each.
W1LKESBARRE, Pa.. May 4.?Peter Sat
age ; and Joseph Chenowsky were toda
sentenced to three years' Imprisonment t
the eastern penitentiary at Philadelphl
and- to pay a fine of $900 and costs fo
wrecklnsr with dynamite the .Welsh Con
gregational Church, at Edwardavllle, nea
here, two years ago. Savage confessed t
; th? crime In court Wednesday and Impll
cated Chenowsky. The latter claimed h
was innocent, but the jury took the oppc
site view. %
- It was thought because Savage turne
state's evidenc* that he would get a Ugh
sentence, but Judge Lynch refused to shoi
r him any leniency. Sarage in his confessio:
said he and Chenowsky were led to the be
lief that If they dynamited the churc:
' thwv wmiM Brf*t ? rpwflrri from unrno aalnni
keepers who bore a grudge against Re\
r" T. C. Edwards, the pastor of the church
f because he went Into court and opposed u
granting of licenses to a large number o
j applicants In the vicinity of the church.
Brought Hare for Treatment.
j Thomas Hess, forty-five years of age, wa
brought here last night from JLJttle Rock
- Ark., by I'nlted States Marshal H. L. Rem
S -w.Cl K.i truata^ at tha nnromntont Una
Iliri iU ?v viiiuiviii ttua
j pital for the Insane, it w^s late when th
I marshal reached here with the patient
9 and the latter was cared for at the flra
is precinot* police station over night. Heai
f the marshal says, was nrrested In Arkan
t sas for counterfeiting and was declared t
- be insane. He will be taken to the asylur
B , '
Grand Jury Returns Four Joint
J indictments.
!r Bail for Chief Collins Amounts to
? $15,000.
Charges Include Conspiracy, Accepti
? ing Bribes, Imitating Records, ViolftHnna
ftf Hrlminiil
k CHICAGO, May 4.?A grand Jury today
n returned four joint Indictments against forK
mer Chierf of Police John M. Collins and
five other police and city officers, In connec4
tlon with alleged corruption In the Chicago
a police department. The action of the grand
y Jury la the result of an Investigation made
>r bv the civil service commission rrowlng out
of charges to the effect that the city police
force had been used during the recent mayoralty
campaign In the interest of Mayor
Edward F. Dunne, who was defeated for
* re-election.
Those under Indictment are:
John M. Collins, formerly chief of police,
y William L. O'Connell, formerly commlsn
sloner of public works And chairman of the
,f democratic city committee.
Edmund H. Roche, city purchasing agent
and member ?t the democratic city coml~
e Frank D. Comerford, formerly police atn
f Detective James McOrath.
^ x/et-ecLivo x-airic*. xaei\uny.
r Grand Jury's Censure.
y In Its report the grand jury stated that
n "While the evidence presented has caused
^ us to hold the former chief of police and
a his associates in the unlawful transactions
k chiefly responsible . for the transgressions,
it we consider the inspectors, captains and
e lieutenants guilty of reprehensible conduct
o and deserving of severe censure for their
actions In being parties to the soliciting
It and accepting of contributions, under stress,
e from those of lower rank on the police
h force."
The Indictment against former Chief Cola
lins charges mutilation of official records
e of the police department and city of Chicago
and violation of the criminal code.
t. Ball 1b Heavy.
? Collins and Frank D. Comerford in
,. another indictment are charged with conspiracy
to do an Illegal act by taking from
a the service a police officer and directing
d him on special work in behalf of the demo
cratic party.
1 In a third Indictment Collins. Edmund
H. Roche and William L. O'Connell are
| charged with conspiracy to do an illegal
act in violation of the civil service laws.
The fourth Indictment charges Detectives
McGrath and McNulty with conspiracy in
soliciting and receiving bribes for political
_ work.
The bonds of the highers officers were
placed at {5,000 on each indictment. This
h makes the bond of former Chief of Police
Collins $15,000. The bonds of O'Connell,
' xtocne ana v^omerigra #o,uiveacn, ana uiai
l' of the two detectives $2,000 each.
e ____
J9 KANSAS CITY, May 4.?Fire tonight d?stroyed
the flve-story building of the Goldj.
standt Powell Hat Company, 812 Broadi
way, causing $200,000 damage.
e There was alimost a panic in the Orpheum
^ Theater, a vaudeville house a block away
e from the fire, but no one was seriously
hurt. A cry of Are made by people rush%
ing by the Orpheum caused excitement
j? among the 1,500 spectators. The manager of
k the theater made a fruitless effort to quiet
i- the people, who soon were rushing for the
* exits. Many on the main floor quickly
reached the street without causing injury
,{ to any one. In the balcony and the gals.
lery, however, 300 persona were soon
n blocked by a congestion in the narrow
i- stalrweys, and men and women trampled
on one another In their mad haate to get
Several women fainted and about a dozen
persons sustained slight cuts and bruises.
Order was soon restored and the performance
$125,000 Fire Lobs.
ie TORONTO. Ont.. May 4.?Fire this even
d lng destroyed thft flve-story building ''occut.
pled by the Knox Manufacturing Comi.
pany on Walllngton street, manufacturers
ie of children's headwear. The loss will be
l" $125,000 on stock. The building, which Is
d Tented from the Countess of Carnarvon, la
i- valued at $00,000.
* .?
' 1 ;
Court-Martial Findings in the Case oi
t Maj. Fremont.
NEW YORK, May 4.?The Tribune tomorrow
will say:
n MUa 4 Vron/tlfl X> Prsm AH? rt# f ha KfU
e United States Infantry, who was tried
n before a general court martial, has been
'* found guilty on seven out of twelve specle
ftcatlons against him.
[ "The sentence of the court is: 'And the
if court does therefore sentence him, Maj.
Francis P. Fremont. 5th United States Infantry,
to lose sixty flies in military rank
8 on the list of majors of infantry.'
? "In forwarding th? report of the courtmartial
and findings and his approval of
l* the sentence to Washington, Maj. Gen.
firint incloses the following comment:
" 'The facts found by the court that he
borrowed money on prom'.sea of payment
from hU official pay, which payment he
has neglected and evaded to the scandal and
i- disgrace of the ml'.ltary service, undoubtedly
constitute conduct unbecoming an officer
and a gentleman. In violation of the
r- 61st article of war, and should have been
y so found.
n " 'The flinding that such conduct is only
prejudicial to good order and military disclpllne
tends, by the force it gains from
r the length of'service and high rank of the
i- members of the court, to lower tbe standr
ard of integrity to which officers of the
_ army should be held, and to detract from
the benefit* which should flow from this
- trial/"
a ,
King Leopold's Mission a Failure.
a PARIS. May 4.?Absolute confirmation
t has been secured by the Associated Press
* of the complete failure of the mission of
? King Leopold of Belgium to Paris, which
h was Indirectly designed to secure the supn
port of France against Qreat Britain in
' the matter of the Congo independent state
>. by inducing a French financial institution
e to convert the Congo debt, hypothecating
if fno fhat mirnnao fVto ro llroa A m an/4
? iwi yui |n/BV i wiiuauo t?iiu v/ktaoi
franc hlses of the Congo to the French government,
\Uilch already enjoys preference
In tho m?tt(fckof taking over the Congo,
should Belgium decline to refuse to conl8
sidcr the proposals made on the subject to
tl that country.
i- *
i- Aztec Died Aged 119 Tears.
e iaAN ANTONIO, Texas, May 4.?Felix
t. Rodrlguex, an Altec Indian, died here yesit
terday at the age of 119. He was la the
battle of the Alamo In 183G as a teamster
' | In chnrge of the paymaster's wagon of the I
o I .Mexican army. After Texas' victory he I
n J returned to Mexico, where he lived until j
four years ago when he came here. 1
NBW YORK. May 4.?Two long lines of
men and women, probably 20,000 of them,
trailed in parade through the sfT*-ets of the
upper and lower East Side late today as a
demonstration of their sympathy for
Moyer. Haywood and Pettibone, the officials
of the Western Federation of
Miners whose trial on the charge of killing
ex-Gov. Steunenberg of Idaho begins next
Wednesday at Boise. Merging subsequently
into one vast crowd at 40th street and
Islington avenue, a few of the paraders.
mu ui turee inuuoaiiu Ul mcui, luoxiaficu
to crowd Into Grand Central Palace to wind
up the demonstration In one of the biggest
union labor and socialistic demonstrations
seen In New York In a long time.
There was no disorder. Here and there
would come a faint cheer, particularly In
the downtown streets, but as a rule the
crowds viewed the marchers, who made little
or no attempt at parade function, without
enthusiasm and with only curiosity.
The first real enthusiasm came after the
crowd had entered the hall, when a flfe
and drum corps played the "Marseillaise."
The crowd howled and scores waved small
red flags.
i tie meeting was called to order by John
C. Chase, secretary of the socialist party,
who Introduced Morris Helqulst. as chairman.
When, soon after beginning his address,
the chairman mentioned the name of
President Roosevelt, it was received with a
storm of hisses.
"If he has any information regarding the
guilt of these men of incitement to riot and
bloodshed it is his duty to give tuat information
to the people." he -said.
His defense of Debs was received with
prolonged cheers. It was not, said the
speaker, the fact that Debs and Moyer and
Haywood had disobeyed the laws or done
any of the things with which they ha*?
been charged that made them undesirable
citizens. It was the fact that they were
honest, law-abiding, earnest workers for
their fellow-men that induced the President
to make the statements he did against
them. To the laboring men, he said. Debs,
Moyer and Haywood are not "undesirable
citizens." The "undesirable citizens" to the
laboring men are the capitalists, the mine
owners, the governors of the states at Colorado
and Idaho.
"To us," he said, "the man who has been
elected to the highest office in the land and
wno uses nis power to trampie down men
whose very lives may depend on tjie openness
and fairness of the public mind, haa
violated his solemn oath. He is the "undesirable
citixen.' "
Joseph Wanhope. editor of a socialist
newspaper, spoke tor an hour. He had personally
investigated the case both In Colorado
and Idaho, he said. He devoted much
of his attention to the President and to
"the capitalistic subsidized press." He declared
that Moyer, Haywood and Pettibone
were entirely innocent, and their prosecution
was the result of a great conspiracy
of the mine owners, the Pinkertons and
Wall street
Resolutions protesting against every step
of the Moyer-Haywood-Pettibone case, the
arrest of the men. their removal to Idaho,
the acti'on of the Supreme Court In deciding
against them, the President'^ statements
regarding them, and the Idaho authorities'
action in appropriating money for their
prosecution were adopted. A copy of the
resolutions is to be sent to every member
of Congress, the justices of the Supreme
Court and the President.
Collection tor Defense.
After the resolutions had been passed a
collection was taken for the defense fund
of Moyer, Haywood and Pettlbone. Following:
this, William Coakley, representing
the Central Federated Union, spoke. Organized
labor, he said, was with the officers
of the Western Federation of Miners, and
would be with them in every way under the
law. "Organized labor is not for treason."
he said. "We are Americans first, last and
all the time. We believe that the Constitution
grants to these men and to every
other man a free and fair trial, and we are
going to see that they get that fair trial,
even If we have to go to Washington for it.
"There is no sentiment in this matter.
Organized labor believes these men are
innocent, has gone into its pocket to
prove them so, and would go into its
pocket again if necessary. All we ask is
a fair trial. If Moyer, Haywood and
Pettlbone are guilty of this crime t(iey
ought to be hanged. But if they are innocent,
and we believe they are, they must
go free."
Remains to B? Brought Here For Inment.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.. May A.?Brig.
Gen. James M. Sanno, retired, died this
afternoon at Port Oglethorpe, where he
had been visiting his daughter. The remains
will be shipped tomorrow to "Washington
for burial.
Gen. Sannfo graduated from West Point
in 1863, and served In many important
nAflltinn* Wl? lfljit on mm and heforA his
retirement in 1903 was at Fort Russell.
Longshoremen Quit Work, Causing*
Delay to Ocean Traffic.
NEW YORK. May 4.?The strike of longshoremen
of this port today caused the
officials of the Red Star line some little
embarrassment through their Inability to
apprise prospective passengers that the
sailing time of the steamer Kroonland,
which was due out for Antwerp today,
has been deferred until Monday. This
delay was due to the fact that all the availaVvIa
InneraKnPAmon WAPO nil f t rt irrtrlr
auic IVilAOUUlciu^u v?v J/WV IV nvm 1VUU
lng the steamer Celtic, which has taken
the place of the St. Paul on the New York
-^Southampton run, bo as -to get her started
on schedule time and thus escape the aevera
penalty which attaches to delaya in the
transmission of the trans oceanic malls.
Large numbers of steerage passengers
crowded the pier In the driving rain,
weighted down with their baggage, and It
was only after several hours that they
were finally disposed in various hotels
along West street, there to await the sailing
of the. Kroonland. Many first and 1
second class passengers also appeared at
the dock, some of whom had come from
Hlolant -r-tn4r^t? avnooHn* t n sail tn^av an/1
much confusion resulted.
Th? strikers congregated along the West
street water front today, but indulged In
no disorder. Police reserves were stationed
at the docks of the various lines affected.
Alleged Disorderly House.
William Owens, thirty-eight years of age,
was arrested about 12 o'clock last night by
the police of the fifth precinct and locked
up to answer a charge of keeping a disorderly
house. It is alleged that Owens
had a houseboat on the river near the
foot of Half street and that he permitted
ma guests 10 ruin me growler ana m&KO
noise enough to annoy persons residing
near the foot of Half street. Judge Mullowny
will hear the case tomorrow morning.
Ugly Feeling Over Strike.
PITT8BURQ. Pa.. May 4?Ugly feeilng
is being displayed in the strike of the machinists
of the Pittsburg district, which affects
over 1,000 men. In the Lawrencevllle
district today a street car, in which a
number of strike breakers were riding, was
surrounded by an angTy crowd of persons,
estimated at over 1,000. and for a while
serious trouble was imminent. A squad of
police cleared the tracks, but Just as the
car started many bricks were thrown
through the windows. No one was injured.
Cold Weather in Pittsburg.
t?TfTQDITOn Pi Mav A With ? -
rn iouu?Uf * * *??/ ?' ?vw a iciuperature
ot 41 degrees at 10:30 today Pittsburg
and western Pennsylvania Is experiencing
one of the coldest days In May
in the records of the local weather bureau.
Heavy frosts throughout western Pennsylvania
for tonight and cold and fair weather
are reported by the bureau to follow.
War Between Guatemala and
Mexico Threatened.
i muTuniicc jc *TT*ri^cn
Guatemalans Make First Assault on
Mexican Property.
Speculation at to Attitude of This
Country?Another Mine Discovered?Extradition
of Assassins.
CITY OF MEXICO, May 4.-GuatemaIa
has refused to comply with the request of
the Mexican government that Jose Maria
Lima and Col. Onofre Boree, charged with
complicity in the assassination of Gen.
Manuel Llsandro Barrlllas, be extradited.
The cabinet is now In session, and it Is
said that the ministers are debating the advisability
of Immediately severing diplomatic
relations with Guatemala.
Another Associated Press dispatch from
Mexlm r*l*v ?*?" ?-*
inov icicgtams iei'fiveu
In Mexico City from 8aUna Cruz late this
afternoon tend to confirm a report from
Vera Crus to the effect that Guatemalans
made an attack on tne Mexican lighthouse
at San Benito, on the west coast about
eighteen miles from the Guatemalan port
of Ocos.
Attack on the Lighthouse.
The telegrams from Salina Crus state
that the same rumors current In Vera Crux
regarding the attacks on the lighthouse are
in circulation at Sallna Cruz, and that the
report there even goes to the extent of
naming some of the Mexicans on whom the
assault was made. The men named are
Antonio Engtolio and Alberto Miranda.
The latter was. according to the report,
severely wounded. The attacking force. It
is stated, was much greater than those
who defended the lighthouse, and rifles
were used.
At tha Sf o?? r\ - -
jycjfai lUiCii I una &i mc
Guatemalan legation nothing is known of
the reported attack.
A cablegram from Panama says:
"According to private advices received
ihere from Guatemala City, there Is reason
to believe that the political situation there
Is critical, and extraordinary developments
are expected. The fact that the strict censorship
has been relaxed Is taken by those
who know as an Indication that the government
expects trouble. There would appear
to be a determined Duroose to sunnres*
President Cabrera by any means, and the
Guatemala City plot may be followed by
other evidences of the popular hatred
against the president of the republic.
Attitude of United States.
Special DUpatch to The 8t?r.
MEXICO, Mex., May 4.-There la much
speculation in political circles here as to
what attitude will be assumed by the
United States toward the belligerents in
event of an open rupture between Mexico
and Guatemala, and the inauguration of
hostilities. It is learned on semi-official
authority that Ambassador Enrique Creel
has placed the authorities at Washington In
possession of the plans of the Mexican government
toward Guatemala, relating to the
events that are to follow the failure to
apprehend and punish the persons who are
alleged to be guilty of the conspiracy which
resulted in the recent assassination of exPresident
Barillas Ih this' city.
Mexteo has practically determined that
President Cabrera must be overthrown.
Whether this will be brought about by
peaceful means remains to be seen. The
L.im4t Incident Is but one of many that have
been accumulating during Cabrera'* ad-'
ministration, and which only Intensifies the
determination that the violations of that
spirit of amity which should characterize'
the acts of one government toward another
shall cease.
If It Is to be war. then Mexico I*. nr?
pared for It. It is more likely, however,
that the desired result wllL be brought
about by the revolution, which Is making
much preliminary headway in this city.
Dangerous "Mine Discovered.
GUATEMALA CITY, May 4.?Another
mine, containing many pounds of dynamite,
waa discovered yesterday on 7th
avenue, this city, in front of the build
ins occupied by the regiment called the
Guard of Hopor. and not far from the
residence of President Cabrera. This location
is not more than two doors from
the American legation. Had this mine
exploded the damage to property and
the loss of lives undoubtedly would have
been great.
Arrests are still being made ill the matter
of the recent attempt, by the explosion of
an underground mine, on the life of the
president of the republic, and it Is reported
that the perpetrators are now known. It
tfe not believed that any Americans are Implicated.
The plot evidently was quite extensive,
but the president declares he has
the situation well Jn hand. Further developments
are awaited with anxietv.
A meeting of the diplomatic representatives
here ?u held yesterday for the purpose
of adopting measures of insuring
peace and for the protection of foreign
property The American. minister, Joseph
W. J. Lee, is ill and cannot attend to the
duties of his office; the 8tate Department
at Washington has consequently authorized
Philip M. Brown, secretary of the legation,
to take charge %nd represent American
I interests In the case of an emergency.
American interests are paramount in Guatemala.
Will Submit Recommendations to
B08T0N, May 4.?Announcement was
made today of the personnel of the commission
appointed by the chairman of the recent
navigation conference at New York
to submit to President Roosevelt the resolutions
adopted by the conference and also
to consider and report its conclusions In i
relation to ?uch suggestions and recommendations
as have been or shall be made
for safeguarding conditions ?t
the members of the commission are Lewis
Nixon of New York. William McCarolI, (
president of the New York board of trade
and transportation; Samuel S. Sewall. pres- ,
(dent of the Arthur Sewall Shipbuilding
Company. Bath, Me.; .Frederick D. Underwood,
president of the Brie railroad; Emll i
L. Boas, New York agent Hamburg-Amer- I
lean line, and Rear Admiral J. B. Coghlan. .
commandant Brooklyn navy yard.
The commission will meet In New York 1
before starting for Washington. <
Nuns Driven From Their Convent by <
Soldiers. 1
NANTES, France. May 4.?At daylight
today fifty mounted gendarmes surrounded !
tha. convent of the Ursulines here, and 1
when the sisters refused to open the doors c
they were battered In. The sisters were
found assembled at prayer In the chapel, l
but after the mother superior had read a I
protest against the action of the auUiorl- <
ties, the officiating priest removed the holy
sacrament and the sisters withdrew, I
In the meantime an excited crowd gath- (
ered outside the convent, Miouting male- ?
dictions on the soldiers. Several persons T
were arrested. Including a lieutenant of t
the 26th Dragoons.
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Death of Mrs. Julia lfiimlur
Special Dispatch to The Star. e
BOYD8. Md.. May 4.?Mrs. Julia Murphy f
died at her home near Hyattstown a.t s j
o'clork thin morning after a brief lllnesa of j
pneumonia. She waa a sister of R?v. *" t
W. Shrlncr of KIngsley, this county, ant
wife of Gtorge Washington Murphy. Har
husband and eight children survive her.
Among her children are Mrs. Elisabeth
Benson and John Murphy of Washington.
She was aged sixty-six years.
Lumber Cargo Worth $30,000 De-'j
rtroyed Near Seattle.
SEATTLE, Wash., May 4.? Loaded with
lumber, the full-rigged steel schooner Ar?!*
1??4- - - - - ? -
mm ruspr, lying outside salmon bay,
near the West Point lighthouse, was
burned last night. The cargo, worth $80.000,
was completely destroyed. Both cargo
and vessel were insured.
The Are started In the paint room. aft.
and crept slowly but with Irresistible force
forward, and In about two hours the
flames poured from stem to stern. The
fireboat and municipal tugs that stool
alongside were repelled by the Intense
The crow of twelve men. In the forecastle
when the flames broke out. gathered
up their belongings and, lowering a lifeboat.
escaped to the shore.
The Arthur Fltger was owned by tho
Schmidt Company of Hamburg, Oermany.
shippers, and was valued at $125,000. Sim
was built at Belfast, Me., In 1880. Her
tonnage was 1,727 and she was 2G2 feat
long and 23 feet beam.
Dennett Out on Bail and Douglas Likely
to Get Same.
NEW YORK, May 4.-OIIver M. Dennett,
the broker who was arrested In connection
with the Trust Company of America bond
robbery, and who has been In the Tombs
for more than a week, was released oil
Kail trw< i v Doll nam nln^a/l at tlOIMtak
when Dennett waa arraigned atveral daya
ago. and this amount In cash waa furnished
today as surety. W. O. Douglas, the assistant
loan clerk of the Trust Company of
America, who is charged with having taken
the bonds from the bank, is still a prisoner.
His bail was also fixed at (10,000.
T ji Ia \jf r a T\/M lalnn aqIIajI An T"*Ha_
trict Attorney Jerome and stated that her
father was ready to put up $10,000 cash
ba.l for Douglass, but that he would require
the money by August 1. Mr. Jerome stated
that he thought the oase would be disposed
of by that time, and suggested that If it
was not Douglas could surrender himself
again at that time and release th? ball
money. It Is probable that such an arrangement
wilt be made Monday.
Wealthy Baal Estate Man In Chicago
Found Dying.
CHICAGO. May 4.?George P. Porter, a
wealthy real estate man, died today under
circumstance* which are being Investigated
by the police. Notice was received by the
police from an obscure section of the city
that a man was dying In a house on Dearborn
An lnveatlgation was promptly made and
Mr. Porter was found in the house unconscious.
He was taken to a hospital, where
he soon dledi It is believed that death
resulted from natural causes, but a careful
Inquiry is being made Into (he affair.
Italy's Negotiations for Bringing
Question Up at The Hague.
ROME, May 4.?Negotiations Initiated by
Italy are in progress regarding the procedure
for the discussion a at The Hague
of the limitation of armaments, with the
Intention apparently of bringing the question
before the peace conference if the
powers do not reach an agreement before
the conference assembles.
It is expected that the visit to Russia of
M. Nelidoff, the Russian ambassador to
France, will have an important influence on
the attitude of the powers, as M. Nelidoff
Is to preside over the peace conference,
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Exercises ou Battlefield of Salem
uuufcu, ?n.
Special Cormpoulnm of The 8t?r.
FREDERICKSBURG, Va.. May 4, 1907.
On the old battlefield of Salem Church, In
Spottaylvanla county, yesterday the beautiful
monument erected by the ?tate of New
Jersey in honor of the 23d Volunteer Regiment
of that state was unveiled. The
services were opened with a prayer by the
chaplain of the regiment, after which
Judge John T. Goolrlck of this city delivered
the address of welcome. He stated
that he served the confederacy as a private
and was proud of it. He then related
Incident which occurred In the famous
charge of Maryes Heights by Meagher's
Irish Brigade. The speaker asserted that
more men had battled, suffered and
marched in Spottsylvanla county than anywhere
else on earth. Reference was made
by the speaker to the brass tablet on tha
monument, which bears the following Inscription:
"To the brave Alabama boys,
our opponents on this field of battle, whose
memory we honor, this tablet is dedicated."
Judge Goolrlck explained that inscription
was the first to be placed on a monument
erected by a northern state in any way
complimentary to southern boys. He said
he would take the honor on hlmseir to
inform the governor of Alabama of the
beautiful tribute paid by the state of New
Jersey to the soldier boys of that state
who fought and died for what they thought
was right. The speaker concluded his remarks
by presenting to the monument
association, to be placed on the monument,
a beautiful wreath from the Daughters
of the Confederacy of this city. Master
E. Burd Grubb, Jr., son of Oen. E. Burd
Grubb, pulled the string which unveiled
the monument.
Oen. Grubb commented on the number
of "Johnnie Rebs" present and welcomed
them. He recited the history of the 23d
Regiment and its work on May 3. 1863.
Edmund Wilson of Red Bank, N. J.,
who represented Gov. Edward Casper
Stokes, was the next speaker. Then MaJ.
Robert W. Hunter, secretary of the Virginia
military records, and former chief of
stau of Gen. John B. Gordon, was introduced.
Among other things, he remarked
that probably in the near future Virginia
will be known as the Monumental state.
At the conclusion of the exercises the
Regimental Association donated J100 to the
Salem Church Sunday school. Dinner was
served under the shade of the trees surrounding
the old church.
Charlottesville (Va.) Woman to Be
Sponsor at Christening.
SpprUt Dispatch to The Star.
WILMINGTON. Del., May 4.-The steamar
hpinff hnilt hu lh? Piimi, m. T I *
a ? * * ??-/ ?. auuca v uill"
pany here for the quartermaster's department
of the army will be launched'next
Saturday. The craft, which will bo named
?apt. Charles W. Rowell, will be christened
by Miss May Cooper Rowell of Charlottesville,
Va., daughter of the late captain,
who was killed In the battle of Santiago,
ruly 10. 18U8. He was attached to the 2d
United States Infantry.
Mrs. Rowell, mother of the sponsor, and
i large christening party will be present,
ncludlng officials from the quartermaster's
lepartment, Washington.
The other two steamers are named Major
\fbert G. Forse and Capt. T. W. Morrison,
joth in memory of regular army officers
tilled In Cuba during the Spanish-A merl an
war. The Forse has gone to Portland.
Me., where she will be stationed. The Morison,
which was christened by Miss Maude
'a. Morrison of Pasadena. Cal., daughter of
rapt. Morrison, will be stationed at Boston
ind will be finished shortly. The Rowell
vlll go tat New London, Conn. The vessels
ire each 86 feet In length and will be used
n hnrbor service.
CONSTANTINOPLE, May 4 -The Brlilsh
mbassy has lodged a claim with the portaor
the reimbursement of the >75,000 ran10m
paid to the brigands who abducted
tobert AMsott, the son of a prominent
irttlsh subject who was residing at Salonika.

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