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MRS. M'KINLEY DEAD
FUNERAL HELD WEDNESDAY— PRESIDENT ATTENDS. Stricken With Paralysis—She Never Knew of Efforts to Prolong Her Life —Many Relatives at Bedside—Dr. Buxton Will Have Charge of Funeral Services. Canton, Ohio, May 27.—Mrs. Will iam McKinley, widow of the late presi dent, died at her home here at 1:05 o'clock Sunday afternoon. For many years Mrs. McKinley has been an in valid. She recovered from the shock of her husband's tragic death, but it left its mark, and when it was known that she had suffered a stroke of para lysis little hope was felt that she could survive. The end came peacefully, almost Im perceptibly. Mrs. McKinley never knew of the efforts made to prolong her life, or the solicitous hope against hope of her sister and other relatives and friends for her recovery. At the McKinley home, when death came, there were present Secretary Cortel you, Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Barber, Mrs. Sarah Duncan, Mrs. Luther Day, Jus tice and Mrs. William R. Day, Doctors Portemann and Rixey and the nurses. "Mrs. McKinley lived hours longer than was expected," said the secretary. "Her vitality was wonderful," said Dr. Portemann. It was by Secretary Cortelyou that the announcement of the demise was given to the public. As this was flashed over the land William McKinley post and George D. garter post, G. A. R., were forming in line, and to the strains of "The March Religioso," went to the First Metho dist Episcopal church to listen to the annual memorial address, which was given by Dr. H. Buxton, Mrs. McKin ley's pastor. The funeral arrangements, so far as made, are that Dr. Buxton will have charge of the services, which are to be simple. They will be held at the Mc Kinley home at 2 o'clock, Wednesday afternoon. Secretary Cortelyou is directing the arrangements, and will remain here until after the funeral. Dr. Rixey left here at 5:33 this evening for Wash ington. He will join President Roose velt and will go with him on his trip to Indianapolis and Lansing this week. It was announced that President Roosevelt and Secretary Loeb will ar rive in Canton Wednesday morning to attend the funeral services. Vice Presi dent Fairbanks, who had been a house guest of the McKinleys, is expected to reach here in time to attend the fun eral service. The body of Mrs. McKinley will be placed in the vault in West Lawn cemetery, which holds also the body of her husband, until the completion of the national mausoleum on Monument hill, when both caskets will be trans ferred to recepticles in that tomb. From numerous friends of Mrs. Mc Kinley Mrs. Barber this evening re ceived telegrams of condolence on the death of her sister. Among them were telegrams from President Roosevelt and Vice President Fairbanks.. Mrs. McKinley's life of almost 60 years had been made familiar to the nation by the fact that more than half of it was a period of invalidism. Through all this, however, she showed a firm and unwavering belief in the career of her husband and by her cheering words, in spite of personal afflictions, encouraged him when there was darkness at hand. She believed that his star of destiny would never set until he had become president of this land, and for more than a quarter of a century cherished that belief until her hopes were realized. After President McKinley's death she expressed a desire to join him, and prayed day by day that she might die. Later, however, she frequently told friends that she desired to live until the completion of the McKinley mausoleum, which is the gift of the nation and which is to be dedicated on Monument hill September 30 next. KILLS SIX AT EMORY, TEXAS Tornado Sweeps Outskirts of a Texas Town. êmory, Texas—A tornado bore down on Emory, sweeping the outskirts and killing six persons. It approached from the southwest and appeared to be headed directly for the town, but suddenly veered and circled the town. Every building on the county poor farm was demolished, as well as sev eral costly residences. The greatest destruction occurred in the negro set tlement. A tornado struck Gribbles Springs, wrecking 20 or 30 houses, killing two persons and injuring a score. Subjugate Formosa Savages. London, May 27.—-The Times Tokio correspondent says the Japanese have resolved to subjugate the whole region along the east coast of the island of Formosa. An expeditionary force of 8000 has since last autumn been steadily pushing into the savage re gion, where, in spite of obstinate re sistance, good progress has been made. Soldiers Kneel in the Open. New York, May 28.—Fifteen thou sand armed men knelt in the sodden grass of the parade grounds at the Brooklyn navy yard Sunday, partici pating in the fifth military field mass in memory of the sailors and soldiers who lost their lives during the Var with Spain. HARRlMAN BROKE NO LAWS. But Interstate Commerce Commis sion Sees Evils. There is a big surprise in store for people who have been expecting the interstate commerce commission to recommend to the attorney general the prosecution of E: H. Harriman and his associates and the dissolution of the railroad combination for violation of the Sherman anti-trust law. At a recent conference at the White House the fact was brought out that in the opinion of leading members of the commission, no law has been vio lated by Mr. Harriman. Grace evils have been discovered which warrant the enactment of laws to prevent their recurrence. But so far as the commis sion's investigations have established neither the federal nor state law was broken by the financial operations con nected with the exploitation of the Chicago & Alton, nor was there any infringement of the law caused by the raising of dividends of Union Pacific to 10 per cent per annum in spite of the peculiar circumstances surround ing this step. SEVEN JURORS SECURED. Majority Now Accepted in Haywood Case. Boise, Idaho, May 27.—From pres ent indications it would seem that an other week must elapse before the taking of testimony can begin in the trial of William D. Haywood, first of the alleged "inner circle" of the West ern Federation of Miners. The jury may be completed Friday evening or Saturday. In either event it is probable that the attorneys for the state will ask for an adjournment until Monday morning in order that the opening address or statement of the prosecution's case may immediate ly be followed by supporting evidence. Thfe people of Boise, busy with the social and commercial activities of their prosperous little city and never wildly excited about the trial, have become less interested than ever be cause of the delay ip securing a jury. NORTHWEST NEWS. Fire of unknown origin Sundav dam aged the plant of the Portland Mat tress and Upholstering company at 18 and 20 Front street, Portland, to the extent of $25,000. There was little in surance. The most elaborate dedication of a lodge building which has taken place in the Inland Empire occurred at the formal opening of the Elk temple at Lewiston Wednesday evening, May 29. The Whitman county sheriff and posse, including several tried plains men, are still guarding avenues of escape whereby the fugitive horse thieves might elude their pursuers. The bandits, who commandered horses and left a trail of robberies through Adams and Whitman counties, are in a rocky region that extends from their resting place in the northeast corner of Whit man county almost to Spokane. This rocky area is admirably adapted for hiding. The annual meeting of the North western Association of Plumbers, Steam and Gas Fitters adjourned in Tacoma to meet in May, 1908, at Port land. The Northwestern Warehouse com pany has secured a way by which the Southern Pacific, the Canadian Paci fic and the Milwaukee roads will enter Everett. The contract for the construction of the wagon bridge across the Yaki ma river on the road from Richland to Kenewick has been let by the county commissioners. Deputy Sheriff Ed Owens says that hereafter the different prisoners throughout the county instead Sf be ing confined in the jail at Pasco will be placed in charge of a deputy in the different districts and put to work on the roads. George W. Gostorf of Bremerton has been appointed assistant clerk of the Indian school on the Yakima reserva tion. Substantial indications of the Mil waukee road's real intentions of build ing a spur into the Wenatchee valley are continuously in evidence of late. Thomas Kerl of Spokane is respon sible for the discovery by a University of Washington student of an improved method to manufacture odorless fish fertilizer without lessening the value of the by-products, x George Farwell, county horticultu ral inspector, and for years one of the most prominent fruit growers of the Chelan valley, resigned his office in favor of M. J. Wessells of Idaho. SWEPT INTO RIVER BY TRAIN. Three Men on Bridge at Morristown, Ind., Meet Death. Morristown, Ind., May 28.—An acci dent causing the death of three per sons occurred on the Cincinnati, Ham ilton & Dayton railroad bridge over the river one mile east of her. Frank St. John, Orville Babb and John Fair child, aged 16, 17 and 18, all of Indian apolis, were sitting on the bridge look ing down into the stream below, when fast pgsesnger train No. 37 bore down on them, sweeping all three into the river below. To Be British Consul at New York. London.—It is understood that Cort ney Waller Bennett, British consul general for California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona, will be appointed consul general in New r York in succession to Percy Sanderson, who resigned re cently. A man never thinks justice is done him when he loses a lawsuit. i j ! ! FOUND IN A TRUNK I-- PRIEST'S BODY PUT THERE TO SHIELD A CRIME. i I runk Had Been Left in Room by Two Greeks for Rent Due—Priest Had Been Soliciting Funds and It Is Supposed Was Murdered for the Money Carried in Valise. New York. May 27.—Rev. Father Kaspar of the Armelian Apostolio church of Hoboken, N. J., was mur j dered in this city some time last week. ! The body was found in a trunk which had been left for security for ! their room rent by two Greeks, who three weeks ago rented a room from Mrs. Henry Sherrer, who occupied the third floor of a tenement at 333 West Thirty-seventh street. When last Wednesday the rent was not forthcoming her lodgers told Mrs. Sherrer that she was amply secured by their well-filled trunk. The following morning the men disappeared, and today the trunk was broken open. To the horror of Mrs. Sherrer it was found to contain the badly decomposed body of a man. The body was in a kneeling position, with the head bound against the knees by a heavy, strap that passed over the back of the neck and was buckled under the shins. The mur dered man was about 60 years of age and was about 5 feet 4 inches in height. A flowing beard 12 inches long was streaked with gray, but the long and bushy hair was black. An undershirt of balbriggan and a cuff on the right wrist were all the body wore, but on top of it had been thrown three coats of clerical cut, a white laun dered shirt, two pairs of black lace shoes, a soft felt hat, two collars and a detached cuff. Because of the condition of the body it was not possible to determine the manner of death. Following an au topsy at the morgue two men were ar rested on suspicion. Mrs. Sherrer told the coroner's jury that when the two men engaged the room in her home they described themselves as John and Paul Sarkie, each about 35 years of age. John was dark and smooth shaven, and the man said he had con ducted à restaurant in the tenderloin. The other wore a mustache. The men had been visited, she said, by a man wearing a clerical garb, who looked not unlike the murdered man. She thought that this man called at 8 o'clock Wednesday evening. No one heard any unusual noises that day. After removal to the morgue the body was identified as that of the priest. He had lived at 60S Monastery street, West Hoboken, and frequently made trips to this city soliciting funds for his church. Father Kaspar, carrying a small leather bag in which his collections were placed, came to be a familiar figure in Greek and Armenian cir cles here, and it is believed that he was murdered for the money he car ried. The autopsy revealed that the priest had probably been drugged and placed, while still alive, in the trunk, there to he suffocated to death. The neck and one arm had been broken, but apparently these injuries had not been the cause of death. Thrown upon the body was the priest's clothing. The coroner's physician said that the man had probably been dead six or seven days. The contents of the stomach will be examined to deter mine whether some drug was used. CARS CRASH AT FULL SPEED. Several Severely Cut and Bruised at El Paso, Texas. El Paso, Texas, May 27.—Five per sons were seriously, probably fatally, injured in a collision between two streetcars on Boulevard avenue Sun day. Beth cars were almost demolish ed, being knocked from their trucks, the floors buckled and every glass broken. Fortunately, only a few pas sengers were in the cars, but every one was more or less injured. Pat Crowe Is in Jail Again. Omaha, Neb.—In pursuance of a general order issued some time ago by Chief of Police Donohue, Pat Crowe was arrested recently and con fined in jail. The chief takes the posi tion that Omaha has had trouble enough from Crowe and he has de clared him an undesirable citizen whom it is not safe to have lounging around rhe town with no occupation. Crowe is charged with vagrancy. Bail was refused. May Irwin Is Really Married. Clayton, N. Y., May 28.—May Irwin, the actress, was married at her sum mer home on Irwin island in the St. Lawrence river Sunday to Kurt Eis feldt, for three years her manager and press agent. Heavy Loss at San Luis Potosi. San Luis Potosi, Mexico, May 29.— The great machinery supply and hard ware house of Fogarty & Dickinson, one of the largest dealers in northern Mexico, was completely destroyed by fire recently, causing a loss of $500,000. Captain Charles Curtis Is Dead. Madison, Wis., May 28.—Captain Charles A. Curtis, U. S. A., retired, commandant of the state university corps of cadets ,is dead, aged 70 years. When a letter jumps from the first to the fourth page and then back to the second, it never says anything very important. LOSE LIVES IN ROARING FIRE Four Persons Burn to Death in San Jose Lodging House. San Jose, Cal.—Two unidentified bodies were taken from the disaster ous fire on Market street and with the one identified as that of John Mc Donald, an employe of the San Jose .Water company, and one recovered brings the death list up to four. That ten or a dozen other bodies are in the ruins the firemen and searching parties have little doubt, from an ex amination of the burned premises, which were a veritable firetrap, and the statements of the keeper of the lodging house. G. W. Laverty was arrested on sus picion of having set fire to the feed store where the blaze started. ANOTHER FROM JAPS THINK THEY ARE NOT GETTING SQUARE DEAL IN FRISCO. Two White Men Expelled From Jap Restaurant and Then Mob Demolish es Same—Uncle Sam Will Investi gate as Police Offered No Assistance During the Trouble. A report, to Tokio' from the consul in San Francisco confirms the news of attacks made recently upon Japa nese restaurant keepers in that city. The public at Tokio is indignant, but the press refrains from any hostile comment, trusting the Washington government to prevent the repetition of similar occurrences. The disturbance referred to occur red in a restaurant cortducted by Jap anese cn Folsom street and was fol lowed by an attack upon a Japanese bath house on the opposite side of the street. The trouble arose over the expulsion of two white men from a Japanese restaurant on Eighth street. They were followed by a mob when they went to the place on Folsom street and wrecked both places, the men escaping through a rear entrance. The police say there was no interfer ence because all the patrolmen were withdrawn for duty on streetcar strike troubles. Adjutant General Lauek was shown the complaint from the Japanese au thorities at Washington. He said: "This is absolutely the first intima tion I have had of any violence shown to Japanese in San Francisco. I shall have the officers of the staff investi gate thoroughly and lay their reports before the governor." Investigation Is Ordered. Washington—T^he state department has been informed by Viscount Aoki, the Japanese ambassador, of recent abuses of Japanese restaurant keep ers in San Francisco. Secretary Root at once took up the matter with the department of justice, with the re quest that an immediate investigation be made. The ambassador informed the secretary that he will shortly visit the Pacific Coast, carrying out plans made several months ago. He will visit various places in California, where he will be entertained by Japa nese societies. The department of justice upon re ceiving the request of the state de partment, telegraphed the United States marshal at San Francisco, di recting them to institute a thorough investigation into the matters com plained of by the Japanese ambassa dor and to submit reports by telegraph to the attorney general. Students Poisoned by Ice Cream. Alton, 111.—Seven of the 14 prospec tive graduates of' the Alton High School are near death from poison in strawberry flavored ice cream eaten at a class reception given by a mem ber of the class. The others of the class and Superintendent Heywood are critically ill. The nature of the poi son is not known and it is puzzling chemists and physicians. The pa tients are suffering intense pain. The drug seems to have diluted their blood. c Theaters in Spokane J Good Shows at Spekane. For the balance of the season at the Spokane theater the bookings are as follows: June 10 and 11—Henrietta Crosman. June 13 and 14—"The Bogus Prince." June 15—Mrs. Leslie Carter. June 17 and 18—Otis Skinner. June 20—Dixie minstrels. June 24 and 25—Viola Allen. June 26 and 27—Ethel Barrymore. You can have seats reserved by mall. Address Dan L. Weaver, manager. In the June Centry. "The United States of Baseball" is the odd title of a discussion in the June Centry by Charles D. Stew art, author of "Partners of Provi dence," of the inner workings of the national game in America—its extent, major and minor leagues, the nation ality, and something of the fundamen tal nature of the game. SPOANE— The things you don't say cause you less grief in this life than almost anything else. Ever think how a good many smart people are "run" by some cheap per son. the she In to In nil a ter that a ing from nal and the of this It no Is cited sue tion ing ttce THE HOUSE OF MYSTERY HT FRANCE. 1 ■•'V >: • THE HOUSE RUN WITHOUT SERVANTS. The house of mystery and silence, or, to give it its official title, LaVllla Ferla Electra, Is situated in Troyes, France, and Is owned by Georgia Knap. All the work done by domestics, and much that is usually left undone, is per formed by electric contrivances. The visitor to the villa finds that when he rings, the door oi>ens by Itself, while a voice proceeding from a hidden gram nphone tells him to allow the door to close. Once lnskle, the visitor la confronted by a mat that rubs and dries his boots. Press a button near the bed in your bedroom, and a hot water bottle is heated. In the morning, curtains fly apart and shutters open In response to the pushing of a button. Breakfast, papers and letters arrive at the table In the same mysterious way. An electric lift brings electrically cooked food through the center of the dining table. In the laundry electric machines do the washing. POPULAR IN POLITICS. ■ y.k MHS. IIEKBEUT GLADSTONE. Mrs. Herbert Gladstone, the wife of the Home Secretary In London, Is very popular among politicians, and while she Is the daughter of a tory she Is herself an enthusiastic liberal. Mrs.' Gladstone takes a most nctlve Interest In political questions and Is of great assistance to her husband. She was Miss Dorothy Paget and her marriage to Mr. Gladstone, sou of the famous statesman of England, which took place In 1901, was one of the most brilliant social events of a decade. FINES PLANT HAS NERVES. Scientist Discover« Kinship In Sen «ltlvenenn to AiiIiuuIm. Most persons have heard of the "sen sitive plant," which shrinks from rough handling and expands under gentle treatment, but the scientific truth that nil plants are sensitive, that they have a nervous organization like that of the lower animals, will he news to many. This truth was first proclaimed by Professor J. C. Bose. Previously phys iologists had attributed apparent evi dences of sensation In plants to a dis turbance of the equilibrium of the wa ter In their tissues. Now they know that plants have really a nervous or ganization and respond In that way to outside influences. Professor Bose regards the plants ns a machine, complex, capable of delicate response to external stimulus-inducing movements und with the power of hold ing back part of the energy resulting from the stimulus shock. The exter nal stimulus Induces expansion. The Interaction of tills contraction and expansion is fourni to account for the various phenomena characteristic of life. Not the least Important part of this conclusion would seem to be that It brings into close relationship phe nomena between which no connection could be previously detected. He finds no exception to the rule that response Is always by concavity of the more ex cited side of an organ. The rythmic activity of the plant tis sue Is measured by the rate of forward propulsion of water due to contractile response. The transmission of excita tion Is detected by various methods giv ing results lu entire agreement It la curious to find that the so-called sensl ttce plants are In some resx>ects less sensitive than their fellows which were supposed to be Insensitive. Among the most Interesting of the ex periments are those dealing with the action of drugs upon the mechanical response of the plant It la not, of course, a surprise to learn that the Im médiate effect of exposure to the Influ ence of vapor of alcohol is, as a rule, one of exaltation. There are, however, Individual cases In which a state of depression is in duced from the moment of exposure. SUNLIGHT AND THE HOUSE. ltooniN Most in l sc* Should lie Am muffed that They iieeeive Hay a. Sunlight is nature's most health-giv ing scavenger. A house without sun light is unhealthy and unsafe for hu man occupancy, and it is necessary not only to have some sunlight, but to have as much of it as possible. It Is, of course, not feasible to admit the direct rays of the sun to every room of a house; the typical plan of all house* is square or rectangular, and at least one side of the house is entirely beyond the roach of the sun. The other three sides, however, can receive more or less direct sunlight and the problem of the plan is thus re duced to arranging the various rooms so that the amount of sunlight is ad justed to their uses, and it must be sunlight, for mere light itself is not sufficient ; the rays of the sun have curative and cleansing properties that nothing else has. , It Is generally admitted that a south ern exposure Is the best for all houses und should be obtained whenever possi ble. It Is Immaterial whether the en trance be placed ou this side or not, so long ns the rooms most In use open onto that side. In dwellings of average size the en trance front will also be the front on which nny Important room opens, but In large country houses the old dis tinction of a front and back to a house has disappeared and Instead we have the entrance front and the garden front ; the service and servants' quar ters, so long regarded as characteristic of the "back" of a house, may be rele gated to a side end or placed iu a wing that abuts directly on the entrance front. Iu such cases it must be well screened and its purpose thoroughly subordinated.—American Homes and Gardens. A Habit. Have you ever thought why It la that a dog turns around and around when he Jumps up on his cushion or starts to settle himself anywhere for a nap? Now that you are reminded you can recall that you have seen a dog do It many times, can't you? This hab it is about all that is left to our tame little doggies of the days long ago, when they were a race of wild animals and lived In the woods. Their beds then were matted grass and leaves, and It was to trample enough grass and prop erly arrange the leaves that the dog al ways trod around a narrow circle be fore he would He down. The dog of to-day keeps up the same old habit, al though there Is no longer any need for it, and of course the animal has no notion why he does 1L No Iultiutive. Stuyvesant Fish, seated in his Broad way office, was describing to a well known financial editor the character of a western financier. "The man's success amazes me," said Mr. Fish, "for he Is altogether lacking In courage and Initiative. In short, be 1» like that husband who, after answer ing the letter carrier's ring, returned r.nd said timidly to his wife: ** 'A letter for me, dear. May I open It?' " _ A workingman pushing a baby buggy along the streets at ten o'clock In the morning looks mighty shiftless.