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Pinch of Poverty Felt, Tariff a
Failure, and Trusts Are Un
checked, He Declares.
NEW TORK. M&y SL The small busi
ness man, the farmer, and the Indui
irinl wage worker are all sufferlns be-
aase of the conditions broush: about
b the Democratic Administration, ac-
crdir.fr to a vigorous statement by
lonel Rocsevelt, given out after his
departure ftr Europe yesterday.
Charging: the present Administration
ith failure to handle satisfactorily
rtlher the trust or the tariff question,
i-oeevelt said: "The cost of living has
not been reduced. The pinch of pov-
r Is felt in many a household. It
''is been shown that the reduction of
li tariff in no snape or way helps to
ward a solution."
New York fs to have the hardest
labcrs of the colonel when he returns
from Spain. "I believe the tinw has
come to clean house in New York," he
declared, in assailing the Murphy and
TJarnes machines.
Will Enter Fight on Return.
In his statement Roosevelt said:
Since my return from South America
I hac received hundreds of telegrams
nnd letters from all over the country
requesting statements from me on the
political situation. It has been utterly
impossible to reply to these communi
cations, first, bscausj of lack of time,
and second, because it must bo remem
bered that I have been out pt the coun
try for nearly eight months and have
been home only ten days, and therefore
have not been able to acquire the neces
sary Information that will enablo me to
respond Intelligently to many of the in
quiries made of rne.
When I return from abroad I shall
t once take up actively the political
muatlon. It goes without saying that I
intend to tho utmost of my ability to do
'1 that I can for the nrinnlnir. fw
n hich I have contended and for the men
"roughout the country who have stood
so valiantly in the tight that the Pro
tiessive party is waging and has waged
for these principles.
There is widespread apprenhcnslon
mong our people. The pinch of poverty
r felt In many a. household. AVe cannot
snore the conditions which have
rought about this state of things. The
oft of living has not een reduced.
ot the slightest progress has been
lade in bolving the trust question. It
s been shown that .. t-wii,r4tin r
ie tariff In no shape or way helps to
ward this solution.
Sees Business In Jeopardy.
The economic conditions are such
at business is in jeopardy, and that
e small business man. the farmer, and
tic Industrial wage worker nre all suf-
f-Mng because of these conditions. The
'rmh simply is that the only wise and
j Jane propositions, the. onl nrniu.iti.
hfch represent a constructive govern
mental progresslvelsm and the resolute
urpose to secure good results, instead
f fine phrases, were the principles
enunciated In the Progressive platform
connection with the trusts and the
onff alike. Our policies would have
"red the passing around of prosperity
d also the existence of a sufficient
wount of prosperity, to be passed
Throughout the country all I can do
impnasizo uiese facta will be done,
fcut I believe that thla fall mv nhl-f
lies right here in the State of New
ik i aouot whether there is' a State
' the Lnion that shows more con
fix ely than this State the dreadful
of the two-boss system in political
Attacks New York Machines.
T.. people of this State the honest
Pie. the good citizens who wish
'tn and efficient government, no mat-
what their party affiliations may
- are growing bitterly indignant with
svntem which provides for the see
1,1 of ""5 ilurphy and Barnes ma
' r.cs in the government of this State.
There is not a State in which the
s of bipartisan boss rule are more
cncretely Illustrated than right here.
der such rule, it Is absolutely impos
e to get decent and effective gov
ernment It is impossible to secure
air treatment for the honest business
2n:ufor. -lhe hne:t '"ase earner or
for the honest farmer.
From the canals and highways
cunward each branch of the govern
tnt has been administered primarily
ith a view to the political advantage
x d often with a view to the personal
nnchment of different political lead
rs No advantage whatever to the
People at large can possibly come by
eeping this system and Bubstltutlng
nder-bosses of Mr. Barnes or under
leases of Mr. Murphy as the benefic
iaries of the system. I believe the time
as come to clean house in New York
And I believe that all right-minded
'xopIe ought to acs, together, without
tard to their ordna!jy party differ
ences, in a determined effort to accom
i i-t this task and to destroy the ma
sn and baleful influence of both the
I arnes machine and the Murphy mi
me In this State."
Blame Collier For
Heavy Loss of Life
Captain Kendall and Others, at Inquest, Declare Dis
aster Would Have Been Lessened Had Boat
Kept Bow in Liner's Side and Have
Stood By to Rescue.
RIMOUSKI, Quebec, May 31. That the loss of life
in the collision of the collier Storstad and the Empress of
Ireland would have been greatly lessened had the collier
kept her bow in the hole she made in the Ireland's side was
the opinion of Capt. Henry George Kendall, of the ill
fated ship, and others at the coroner's inquest here yes
terday. Captain Kendall gave an exhaustive story of the ca
tastrophe. He declared that he had taken all possible pre
cautions against a collision. He said his ship had been
stopped and he gave the requisite signals when the collier
was still two miles away.
"But the-Storstad," he said, "kept on through the fog,
which settled down after the two vessels sighted each
other, and she rammed the Empress of Ireland while the
latter was virtually motionless."
Awarding of Flag Tuesday
Be One of Big Events of High
School Year.
The forecast for the District of Colum
bia -Generally fair tonight and Mcneay;
cht to moderate variable winds.
Maryland Generally fair tonight and
Monday, light to moderate variable
Mrginia Generally fair tonight and
Monday, light to moderate variable
Delaware Generally fair tonight and
Mc nda , light to moderate variable
New Jersey Generally fair tonight and
Mondaj light to moderate variable
I nds.
Kastern PennsylvanlaGenerally fair
o"sht and Monday; light to moderato
anable winds.
The temperature todav as registered
at the United States "rt'eather Bureau
nd Afflecks:
m G7 ,S a. m 73
ram TO 9 a. jr. 79
v' " m 74 ! JO a. m ... Si
" a m 75 I 11 a. m 83
J- "0n 77 ! 12 noon S7
' P- " 78 1 p. m SS
- P- m 74 2p m .". 13
High tides 25 a. m. and 12.41 p. m.
'w tides G:47 a. in. and 2:27 p. m.
in ri!"s 4:30 Sun nets 7:1$
June Brides and Graduates
-nult Gude and get the (Inept and
f-he-t home-grown flowers. 1214 !'.
Referring to his own escape. Captain
Kendall said: "After telling the chief
officer to get the boats out as quickly
as possible, only a short time elapsed
until the ship turned over and foun
dered. 1 was shot into the sea m.rsclf.
from the bridge, and taken, down with
the suction. The next thing I remem
ber was seizing a pl-ce of grating. How
long I was on it I do not know, tut
I heard some men shout from a life
boat: 'There is the captain let us save
"They got to me and pulled me in the
boat, which already had about ihlrty
persons in it. I did my best with the
people in the boat to assist In saving
others. We pulled around and picked
up twenty or twenty-five more in the
boat, and also put about ten around tho
side In the water, with rope3 around
their waists, hanging on.
"Seeing that wc could not possibly
save any more, wo pulled to the Stor
stad, which was then about a mile and
a nan away, i men got an tnese peo
ple put on board tho Starstad. then
left her with six of the crew and went
back and tried to save more When we
got there everybody had gone. "We
searched aropnd and could not see any
body alive, so then we returned to the
"What was the cause of the col
lision?" asked Coroner pinaut.
"Tho Stortstad running' into the Em
press, which was stopped,' answered
Captain Kendall.
Captain Kendall, In answer to a
question by a Juror, said that when he
shouted to tho Storstad's captain to
stand fast he received no answer. It
was Impossible for him nqt to have been
heard, he added.
Asked Collier to Stand" By.
"I shouted five times; I also shout
ed 'keep ahead." " said Captain Kendall,
"and if he did not hear that ho should
have done It. as a seaman should have
known that.'
"There was wind?"
"It was quite still. "When he backed
away I shouted to him to stand by. I
did not hear any explosion, but when
a ship goes down like that there Is
bound to bo a great deal of air, and the
air pressure causes that."
"How many boats were on the Em
press?" .
"Between thirty and forty. There were
boats for everybody. She had boats
for more than 2.000 people."
James Rankin, a passenger from Van
couver. B. C., and a marine engineer,
next testified:
"I was aroused by the noise and ran
out." he said. "There was a big pitch
n thA deck. I really cannot tell you
how the accident occurred. I heard the.
whistle blow when I reached tho deck.;
There was a Heavy log ana you coma
hardly sec fifty yards. Five minutes
after the collision the fog lifted. The
boats on the lower side were in the
water and four or them got away and
saved many people. I think tiat if the
collier' had kept her bow in the hole
she had made in the Ireland's side, she
would have been able to make the
shore and probably have saved every
"The behavior of the officers on the
Empress was beyond all "praise. They
did everything they could. The en
gineers remained below until they could
get no more steam and the lights went
Chief Engineer Sampson, who re
mained in tho engine room until the
tires were drowned and the lights ex
tinguished, was too 111 to appear, and
his testimony was taken at his bed
side. "I was in the engine room until the
lights wcrp out and there was no more
steam." he said". "I had great diffi
culty in reaching the decks, owing to
the great list of the ship. No sooner
liafi I got en deck when the boats of
the port side, which had broken loose,
swept down on top of ui and carried
us under water, when I came to the
surface I found myself under a lifeboat
and entangled In wreckage. I was
finally pulled into one of the boats, and
could see the collier about a mile and
a half away.
"Immediately before the collision we
went run speed astern, and then
stoppeu. Then I got the order full
speed ahead, but Jjnd only started the
engines when the (fiiish came. "We then
kept her full speed ahead to try to
reach shore, as long as wa had steam.
Owing to the steam falling us, and the
ngnts also, we could keep the engines
going for only a. fe' moments. There
was no explosion of any kind.
Collier Is Blamed.
"I saw no reason why the collier old
not keep much closer than she did. If
she had, there would have been many
lives saved. I am also of the opinion
that had she stuck to us we should
have rcachMl the shore."
Yv'llllam James, wireless operator at
Father Point, told of being awakened
by his assistant at 1:55 a. m. by the
news that the Empress had been In
collision with another ship. II then
look charge and forwarded the word
to the Lady Evelyn and Eureka, The
Empress gave no reply, further than
to say that she was twenty miles from
Captain Belangor. of the Eureka, tcld
cf the trip he had made to the scene ot,
the wreck. He was not sure on his
tlrst trip of the exact position where
she had sunk.
On the Ft-cond. however, he could
tell from the boiling up from beneath
of the muddy water where the wrecked
vo8el lay. Ue told of gathering what
bedies he could find.
After a moment's deliberation by the
Jury it was decided to adjourn the In
quest for one week. In the meantime
Coroner Pinault will consult with the
District Attorney to determln-3 what
may be done tov.ard securing the evi
dence of the captain and crew of the
During Uie day Coroner Pinault gave
an oraer for the removal of all of tho
bodies that had teen brought ashore
Relatives who had Identified bodies
were allowed to remove them, and the
ethers were taken to Qucbe:.
Lost Dog Responds
To Call in German
AVU.KESBARRE. May St Nero, a
trained police dog, which escaped front
an express messenger here while en
route to the kennels of B. H. Throop. of
Scranton, who imported It from Switz
erland at a cost of $1,509, has been cap
tured and turned over to Its owner after
the animal lived In the woods for a
period of two weeks.
The doc can understand no English.
and when Raymond Mulhern and Jo
seph McNally found it in the woods
they were unable to get near It be
cause of the savagenesa Nero displayed.
Throop was notified that his dog had
been located, and he came here with
Rudolph Hum, who trained the dog In
Switzerland, but who now haa charge
of the Troop kennels.
Hum talked to the dog In German and
the animal came running to him, throw
ing its paws against his body and lick
ing Hum's face and hands in glee.
It will be "file? on parade" for the
Washington High School cadets tomor
row, when the annual competitive
company drill will be started at Na
tional Park.
Western will be the first school upon
the field, with companies I, ;.nd II.
Companies K. D and C, of McKln!cy
Manual Twining School, will follow In
the order given. Tuesday afternoon
Companies I. A and IJ, of Central: Com
pany F, of Eastern, and Companies G
and E. of Business, will take the field.
The winning company will bo an
nounced Tucsda. when tho entire regi
ment will be lined up. while the Judges
advance with the flag trophy to be
borne away by the winners. This is
the greatest moment of the drill, for
until the flag Is advanced, the winning
company Is not known.
One of Year's Big Events.
The annual drill is one of the great
est competitive events of the high
school year, and a win Is the occasion
for joyful celebration.
That there Is unusual interest in Sic
event this year not only by pupils V.d
parents, but by the public at large Is
evidenced by the demand for scats. It
Is expected that the great stands at
national park will be packed both days.
Company L. of Western, the first to
take tho field, will march out before the
judges promptly at 3:30 o'clock tomor
row afternoon. Tho other companies
will follow.
On Tuesday afternoon the dr'n will
be commenced at 3 o'clock, to give time
for the Judges' consideration and award
ing of the trophy to the winning corn-Pan-,
As is usually the case, the seats from
each school have been grouped, and
cheering sections organized, with a
well-practiced school yell, to urge on
their favorites during the minutes of
trying maneuvers.
Before the drill begins, each captain
Is riven on the spot a list of movements
and evolutions "through which he must
put hlr. company under the watchful eye
of three army judges.
Extra Awards to Be Made.
For the first time the second and
third companies are to be announced
this year. Heretofore, but the flag
winners were announced, and the loscra
were given no public rating at least.
Arrangements for the drill were com
pleted by Stephen E. Kramer, assistant
superintendent ot schools, who, is in Im
mediate charge of high school affairs,
nnd Major Wallach McCathran, N. O.
D. C.. who Is nctlng ns commandant
of tho cadets. The judges are to be
Capt. Howard L. Laubach. U. S. A., and
Lieut. Philip H. Bagby, U. S. A.
Regimental officers aro: Colonel, W.
M. Yatcr, Eastern High School; llu
Unant colonel. E. S. Fox, McKlnley
M. T. High School; major First Bat
talian. J. P. Simpson. Central High
School; major Second Battalion. W. S.
Jronlzer. Business High School; major
Third Battalion, j. E. Porter. McKlnley
M. T. High School; regimental adju
tant. R. A. Ide. central High School.
Adjutants of the three battalions are.
respectively: First, H. D. Sfiaplro', of
Central; Second. H. Russell Ide. of
Eastern, and Third, C. R. Draper, of
Minister Thompson Reports on
Action There Fight in Sen
ate on It Seems Certain.
The State Department was advised to
day by Minister Thaddeus A. Thomp
son, at Bogota, thauthe lower house of
the Colombian congres-j has passed tho
recently negotiated treaty with tho
United States to Its -first reading and
had referred it to a committee with In
structions to report In three days. The
treaty had already passed the Colom
bian Mttntc.
Secretary Bryan is waiting for favor
abb; action by the Colombian congress
before presenting the treaty to the
United States Senato for ratification. He
has announced, however, that the treaty
will not go to the Senate' until tlm tolls
question has been disposed of.
Although the official text of the treaty
has not been made public, unofficial re
ports that it carries provisions for the
payment of J25,000,fX)0 to Colombia and
for an apology by this country for the
part taken In the reparation of Panama,
haave raised a storm that Indicates a
hot fight when the matter gets to the
That the treaty contains such provi
sions, however, will not be admitted at
the State Department. The 'only state
ment made there is that the treaty will
not be made public until It goes to the
Coroner Declines to Say Wheth
er Death Was Suicide Had
Been a Publisher.
TONKERS. X. T.. May 31. Robert
Kruco McCIurc. former proprietor of
the McClure Newspaper Syndicate and
a brother of Col. S. S. McClure, killed
h'mself Friday night with a shotgun In
h'j home, 15 Glenbrook place. Park Hill.
The pol'ce and the coroner withheld
the fact of his death until last evening.
The coroner refuses all information
about the case, and declined to say
whethei death was suicidal or' acci
dental, s
The family sent out word that Mr.
McClure killed himself accidentally
while cleaning a bhotgun. It Is sa'.d he
loft two letters explaining his act, but
Coroner Dunn refuses to throw any
light on the manner of Mr. McClure's
Mr. McClure was one of four broth
ers, the others of whom are Col. S. S.
McClure. president of the S. S. McClure
Company, which publishes McClure's
Magazine; T. C. McClure, and John.
Itobert Bruce McClure was the young-
I est. lie was mm in uviaim, iim
; mother brought the family to the Unlt-
e.-l States in 15, wncn ,ne was one j cai
He joined S. S. McClure In business
early in life, and the. two formed tho
newspaper syndicate. Robert Bruce
represented in London the magazine
published by the company, and he spent
much of his business life there until
1905. when he returned to New York
to take charge of the" book publishing
end of tho McClure-Phllllps Publishlrg
Company. . . , ,
He continued In charge of this end
of the business untlr 1S08. when Double
day. Page & Co.. bought It. Then Rob
ert Bruce McCIurc purchased the news
syndicate from S. S. McClure and sep
arated that from the other business.
He was president of the syndicate
company until the latter part of 151
when he sold out to Clinton T. Braln
ard. T. C. McCIurc was interested In
the syndicate with him.
When he sold his business and gave
up active work. Sir. McClure seemed
to his business associates to experience
a general nervous-breakdown. He went
s-t-tir, .to ,.ith fita fnmllv and snent
a year there. Then he went to Eu-
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