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VOL. XXXVII.
MMIII U 1111.
SNOW PLOW AND
ENGINE CARRIED
DOWN BY SLIDE
Avalanche Hurls Racing
Train from Track as
Crew Seek Escape
ENGINEER IS INJURED
Laborer Loses Life —Shed
Is Smashed—Span of
Bridge Destroyed
(Associated Pros]
WELLINGTON, Wash . Match U.—
An avalanche that swept down
the mountain side above Alvln.
a small station three miles w<
hero on tho Ureat Northern, tills morn
ln«-, knocked a rotary snow plow and
its engine from the "hiKh line," carry
ing them SOO feet down tlio side of the
canyon and sweeping on down to the
"low line." demolished a snow shod
and knOOked out one span oT a small
bridge B mile east of Scenic hot
springs.
John Anoen, an engineer, was caught
ill the Wreckage and received tWO
broken ribs. He was dug out of the
I now and was taken to tho hospital at
Everett. An Italian laborer Is missing,
and Is thought to have been killed.
These are believed to have been tho
only casualties resulting from the slide.
The slide was 1000 feet long and
moved with great rapidity. The crew
of the rotary, which was clearing the
"high line' of siiow left by soveral small
slides thai occurred Saturday night,
saw the avalanche oomlng.
ESnglneer Annen put on full speed In
an effort .•> run out of Its path. Before
the engine was fairly under way It
■ aughl by the mass or snow and
debris from the mountain slda and was
swept off tho track.
The heavy machines started to roll
down the Slda Of the canyon, which la
mure than !">(K) feet deep ut this point,
Iml when they had Rone 200 feet they
struck a .small ledge covered with tree
stumps and were stopped.
The avalanche swept on down thi
■tde of the canyon until it struck the
"low line." where the road is just be
ginning its tortuous course Up the
mountain. A snow shed, built to pro
tei t the track from such slides, col
ii; ill, burying the track beneath a
mass of snow-covered wreckage twenty
feel deep.
due span of p. mnall brldgn In the
path Of the slide waa knocked from tho
abutments,
Railroad men say It will take two or
three clays to clear the track and re
pair the damaged bridge.
ONE TRAIN GETS THROUGH
ON GREAT NORTHERN ROAD
Route Through Cascade Mountains
Again Blocked by SnowsHldes —
N. P. Tracks Used
SKATTI.i:. March It- After having
It! line through the Cascades blocked
Tor three Weeks, the Greet Northern
railroad K"t it open Saturday only lmi^
enough for one east-bound transconti
nental train to Ret through when snow
again blo< ked the way.
Small slides Saturday night com
pelled Ihi oriental Limited, east hound
for Chicago, Via St Paul, to run back
from Everett to Seattle to go cast
over the Northern Pacific tracks
The operating department expected
in have tin* line cleared again by to
nlght but the avalanche at Alvln this
morning completely wrecked their
plans. Traffi-- officials announced to
nlghl that tor the next forty-eight
hourH :.II passenger trains ni the Great
Northern Will use the Northern Pacific
tracks through the Caw .Ties.
OLDFIELD BREAKS
ONE-MILE RECORD
Champion Driver and Manager Will
Leave for Los Angeles To.
ward End of This'
Month
[Bpaeta.l in Tha iir?:ii'i l
HAVTONA, Fla., March Vf. Barney
Otdflold covered a mile today In 27 2-5
rcoonds with his MO-horsepower Bens,
tiio time b< inn tour-flftbi of a second
liettpr than the world's record.
Oldfleld today wired his entry fd^ the
Los AnfreioH meet, deciding to go to
the coast' because of d* I'niina's re
fusal to get his car in shape for the
match race here Tuesday. Oldfleld will
ko for the ana and two mllo records.
lure Tuesday, officially timed, and ox
pects to do a inilo in 26 seconds. Old-
Held and Manager Pickens leave for
Los Angeles March 25.
BURLINGAME COUNTRY CLUB
HOUSE IS DAMAGED BY FIRE
Members and Quests Work with Fire.
men In Saving Structure
From Destruction
SAN rRANCISCO, March 13.—The
clubhouse of the nurlingame Country
club was partially destroyed by tire at
11 o'clock this morning* The loss Is
about $45,000. Nearly tho entire upper
portion of the building was burned.
The club members and guests who
wero present when the fire broke o»it
aided the firemen ill extinguishing the
blaze. One flrPinan was overcome by
smoke and carried from the blaztnK
building. He was revived.
--♦•-♦-
CHINESE SMUGGLERS CAUGHT
ICL PASO. Tex., March 13.—Caught
smuggling one of, his countrymen
across tin' Rio Orande at an early hour
this morning Ham Ling, a local Chinese
of wealth, attempted to shoot .Immi
gration Inspector Morris and wan fired
upon and seriously wounded by that
officer. Both- Chinese were caught. '•
LOS ANGELES HERALD
INDEX OF
HERALD'S NEWS
TODAY
FORECAST
For Los Angeles and vicinity—
Cloudy Monday. Probably light show.
era. Light south wind. Maximum
temperature yesterday, 65 degrees.
Minimum 50 degrees.
For Arizona—Generally fair Monday
and Tuesday.
LOS ANGELES
Thousands word themselves to death, ugn
pastor, through Sunday toll PAGE 12
Dr. .1 W. Hrouuher scores saloon truffle
In M>mrm on "Blood Money." I'AUE 12
Religion daM not permit of Indifference,
say 3in hop Cuiialy. PAGE 12
Rev. C 15, Looks decries higher license
for asloona, PAOK 12
Grown-up fMMd by doubts of tots, nays
pa«tor. PAGE 12
American Passion play will he presented
at Auditorium tonight PAGK II
Modern novel la used as text for sermon
by R*V. William Horace Day. PAOB 3
Labor disputes should bo settled by board*
01 arbitration, declares Hsv. K. K.
Blight ' PAGE II
Churchmen stimulate aqueduct Interest and
federated clubs are to meet at Pas
adena. PAGE 3
Polio* seek man who has been securing
money while garbed us a print. PACSHJ 3
i" -'I structures near Chinatown being
demolished by men engaged in secret
aaardi for gold believed to have hi •■
burled by Bartolo llallerlno, one time
"king of the crib district." PAG 13 3
Andrew Carnegie to be entertained We'l
ntitiilay at the Annandale Country club.
PAG E
Rich voice calm prisoner release from
county Jail. PAOB 3
Hay llairoun break* Pacific coast au
tomobile record for 100 mile*,
PAGE fv
Editorial, Letter Box. lla.skln's letter.
PACE 4
Music. PAGE 5
Thoatcrs and dramatic criticism.
PAO7 I
Mines and oil fields. PAGE) I
Sports. PAGES 6 and 7
Automobiles. PACK II
SOUTH CALIFORNIA
Rev. I* Porter Hitchcock syeak* on
"Immortality" at meeting held undor
auspices of Tasadena V. M. C. A.
PAGE 10
Anniversary of birth of Father Throop •
observed In Pasadena. PAGE 10
Recall movement is resorted directed
against two Long- Beach councilman.
PAOB 10
John Dust in Freeman, polo expert, dies
■ ■ result of Injuries received during
practice game. PAGE 10
J. H. McDonald, American, to ha tried In
Mexico for assisting - prisoner to es
cape. PAGE &
COAST
Willie B. Davis, San Francisco million
aire artist, dies at sea. PAGE] 3
Aviator Hamilton falls to make flight ana
thousands ire disappointed In Seattle.
page: 3
Avalanche hurls engine and snow plow
from track near Wellington. Wash.;
smashes snowshed, wrecks bridge and
blocks line. PAGE 1
Millet's famous 110,000 painting Is stolen
from Golden Gate park art gallery, Ban
KrancUco. P^OiS 1
Club house of the Burllngarae Country
club In damaged to extent of H5.000 by
lire. Members and guests help tlremi-n
llirht flames. ■ FA(iia 1
Nine San Francisco citizens Issue call for
delegates to convention to amend char
ter. PAGE 3
San Francisco Japanese in mans meeting
urge removal of consul, PAGE 2
EASTERN
President Tad attends funeral of rel
ative In Plttaburg. PAGE 1
Senate committee puzzled over conserva
tion situation. I'AUIO 2
Debate on commerce court and railroad
bills may begin In congress today.
Amendments to railroad bill seem cer
tain In houso. PAOfl 2
Democrats given credit for progress made
on the McOall publicity bill. PAOB 2
Firemen demand differences -Tith railroad
managers l»i submitted to % arbitration.
Strike Imminent. PACK l
Barney Oldfleld breaks world's record rfor
cms mile, driving distance in 2? 2-5 sec
onds. PAGE 1
lntereHt on time loans Increase, m New
York beoauea of new bond Issues offered
public. PAGE 8
Crowds gasp as Paulhitn mules daring
flight at Lon3 I. i.mi raoe track. PAGE '-'
Weaton rests, at Invalid, Kan., until mid
night, then resume* tramp eaatwa < -
I'.WJB 2
Six hundred convicts nlng hymns whllo
flames rage outride chapel In Pennsylva
nia prison. PAOB I
Root would oust Woodruff In New York
slate. PAOB -
FOREIGN
Khartoum put* on-gala attlra and awaits
arrival of former President Roosevelt
from African Jungle*. PAGE 1
Death of Second Lieutenant. Jnnney In
Philippines .subject of Inquiry by nrmy
Inspectors. PAGl'*} I
MINING AND OIL
Kern Ulcer Held will be extended. PAGE I
San Benlta county fields expect an oil
boom. / PAGE 9
Oil lands will be Included In deals of new
corporation. PAOB I
Las Vega* mine tups ledge of high grade
at depth of 430 feet. PAGU I
SPORTING
Vernon wins fliml same of spring serle.;
with White Sox by 3 to 1 score In
ninth Inning rally. PAGK 6
Angels beat Bakers Held independent team
2 to 1, neither of which runs was
.•allied. PAGE 7
Jack Johnson severely injured while driv
ing from Raolne to Chicago In his new
automobile. PAQB 6
Thousands of fans visit tralnlmc ramps
of Flynn. and tAngCord and look over
scrappers' condition. PAGE 6
Los Angela* Athletlo club i boxing and
wrestling tournament will ho held for ■
three. days, beginning March U. PAGE 6
Rifle anil revolver ■ experts make good
mores at Glendale and Bishop street
range*. . ' PAOIfI 6
Whlto Sox regulars beaten in double
header at Oakland and San Fran- ■
Cisco. PAGE I
Various amateur and leml-profeaaloßal
baseball clubs play off regular Sunday
schedule PAGE 7
CAPT. WILLIAM S. BARNES,
NOTED ATTORNEY, IS DEAD
SAN FRANCISCO, March 13. -After
a lingering illness. Cant William S.
Barnes, one of tho prominent attorneys
of tho west, died early this morning at
his home at Sulada Beach. Blight's
disease is Riven as the oatise. of death.
Mr. Barnes was the son "of the late
Gen. W. H. V. Barnes. While dis
trict attorney of San Francisco ho so
cured the conviction of Theodore Dur
rant, .who was executed at San Quen
tin« prison for the killing of Blanche
Lamont and Minnie .■William" r
MONDAY MORNING, MARCH 11, 11)10.
W. S. CARTER, WHO
SAYS 25,000 FIREMEN
MAY HAVE TO STRIKE
25,000 FIREMEN
MAY QUIT WORK
STRIKE TO FOLLOW REFUSAL
OF ARBITRATION
W. S. Carter, President of the Broth.
erhood, Declares the Situation
Is Grave; Companies
Stand Pat
[Associated Press]
CHICAGO, March 13.— W. S. Carter,
president of the Brotherhood of Loco
motive Firemen and Bngtnemen, noti
iii (i tin- railroads today that if the con
troversy with the firemen was not sub
mitted to arbitration a strike is in
evitable.
Twenty-five thousand firemen on rail
roads west of Chicago are involved.
Mr. Carter" ■ letter of information
was indorsed by the brotherhood com
mittee, which represents the firemen
in about forty-seven railroads west,
northwest and southwest of Chicago.
The - letter was cent to "W. C. Nixon,
general manager of the St. Louts & San
Francisco railroad, and chairman of
the Railroad General Managers asso
ciation, and reads:
"Your letter of this date (March 13),
wherein you state that the general
managers' committee declines further
to consider matters In controversy, has
been received, and in reply our com
mittee instructs me to say:
Make Managers Responsible
"If there Is to be a great railway
strike responsibility must and will rest
on the managers' committee. That
there may be no misunderstanding con
cerning this responsibility, our com
mittee hereby proposes the submission
of all matters In dispute to an adjust
ment by arbitration.
"The public has been Informed,
through Die press, that matters in con
troversy cannot be arbitrated, because
they Involve the authority of railway
officials and the discipline of employes.
This statement our committee om
ph.n ally denies.
"The officials of many railways rep
resented by the managers' committee
do not hesitate to confess the gross in
justice perpetrated under present prac
tices.
"Our committee directs me to request
i be managers' committee, through you,
if this proposition to arbitrate is not
accepted by the managers' committee
that you notify us at your earliest con
venience."
Demands Concern Discipline
Tho railroads previously announced
their willingness to arbitrate the In
creased wage, demands, which (lie Hie
men say would amount to about lL"j
per cent. Two other demands involved,
tho managers say, concern discipline*
and arc not open to arbitration. These
points have to do with the promotion
of Bremen and tho other, when they
become englnemen, they are still under
the Jurisdiction of the Brotherhood or
Locomotive Firemen and tSnginamen.
"Poos your letter mean that if a
satisfactory reply Is not received a
strike will bo called?" Mr. 'alter was
asked.
"It looks pretty grave," lie said. "We
are nearer a disagreement than we
have ever been during the whole six
weeks of conferences. We do not want
a strike. We want the public to under
stand that. As to our authority to
strike, we have the vote of more than
80 per cent of the nun in favor of it.
All the answers we have received from
the managers heretofore have been
evasive. I hope their next reply will
not bo so."
It was learned that the managers
had agreed to stand "pat." While re
fusing any concessions, they probably
will invite the Brotherhood's commit
tee to another conference tomorrow,
EASTERN RAILWAYS FACING
SERIOUS LABOR DISPUTES
WASHINGTON, March 13.— Reports
of the possibility of n. .strike- on the
railroads west of Chicago attracted
attention here today because there are
Indications of an approaching labor
dispute on the eastern roads.
Representatives of these, roads have
been In Washington prepared to apply
to Chairman Knapp of the interstate
commerce commission and to Labor
Commissioner Charles P. Will to me
diate between dig roads and their
firemen and englnemen. i
• The principal question Involved Is
that of wages. Indications deem to
be that while (be projected negotia
tions will lead to concessions the rail
roads will make such concessions only
under pressure of formal arbitration
and will then put forward.the added
expense as the basis for higher freight
and passenger rates. . - C^o6
PHILADELPHIA
STRIKERS MAY
FORCE FAMINE
Milkmen, Bakers and Gro
cer Clerks to Quit
Work Today
AGREEMENT REMOTE
Leaders Say Drastic Ac
tion Has Been Forced
by Director Clay
«■"•■,- [Associated Pros*)
PHILADELPHIA, March 13.-In or
der to strengthen the sympathet
ic strike, the Central Labor union
today directed that all milkmen, bak
ers, grocery clerks and other dispensers
of the necessities of life remain away
from work tomorrow and until tho
grievances of the striking carmen lire
adjusted.
It was also resolved that union
bers withdraw their money from
banks. Their sympathisers, whether
organized or not, are also asked to do
likcu ise.
The li aderi of the strike nay when
they erideavored to conduct the move
men! with sunn- regard for the con
venlenci of the general public Ttiroctor
of Public Safety Clay and others be
littled the effect of the strike They
say they are now determined to draw
their lines close.
The resolution adopted by the Cen
tral Labor union calling upon worker!
to withdraw their funds from all
banks recited thai i
"Whereas, Certain bankers have de
clared their sympathy for the Phila
delphia Rapid Transit company in its
fight to subdue the ear men's union
and crush the general strike, and are
calling on other bankers to take sim
ilar action: and
"Whereas, The banks rest upon the
money deposited by the working wom
an and men of America: and
"Whereas, The workers of the nation
1' pledged to the Philadelphia strik
en Heir moral and financial support
to tlu end that they may win in thin
struggle: therefore, be it
"Resolved, That the Central Labor
union of Philadelphia and vicinity
hereby calls upon the working men
and women of America and other sym
pathetic friends as their first .sympa
thetic act to withdraw all their funds
they may have on deposit With the
banks, thereby teaching the bankers
that without the monc- of the work
ers their institution* of flnani f must
be a failure, as without the labor of
the workers all Industry must cease."
The union drivers of milk and bread
wagons were called upon to strike to
morrow by the resolution adopted to
day by the Central I-abor union. The
grocery clerks, 1000 of whom organized
today, will quit work tomorrow night.
Any union man working Tuesday in
any line of employment will be ex
pelled from the union of which he is a
member.
Brewers Join Strike
Pressure was brought to bear on the
brewery workers and their representa
tives voted to join in the general strike
despite the orders of their national
officers). Before this action was taken
the lierman trades section of the Cen
tral Labor union had voted to expel
the brewery workers from membership
and to boycott all Philadelphia beer.
The brewery workers then held a spe
cial meeting and decided to Join the
strike.
The committee of thirty-five ap
pointed by the United Business Men's
rssoctattoo held a long session today,
but v-as unable to find any solution of
th ■ difficulty.
'"h- question whs referred to a sub
committee of seven, who will report
to the whole committee at some fu
ture date.
The transit eompii .y said it was able
to operate practically a normal Sun
day schedule today. Seven hundred
and forty cars were run during the
day and MO tonight.
Two hundred new motormen and con
ductors reached here today. 1-0 of
whom were from Indianapolis and
fifty from Buffalo. About seventy of
the recently employed men wire dis
charged by the company in its efforts
to weed out the undesirables o[ Its
new employes.
Fire Only Outbreak
Attracted by a Hre in a box car on
a railway siding In Kensington, a
crowd Of several thousand persons col
ic, led late today. Small boys threw
stones at some of the police, and later
the windows of a number of cars were
broken.
Aside from tills outbreak, cars were
run without molestation, and there
were more cars in operation than on
any other Sunday since the strike
began.
The police and the traction company
officials agreed in the statement that
the situation is Improving hourly.
"And we are getting the fares, too,"
declared an official. "Where two
weeks ago 300,001) fares were collected
In one day, yesterday 750.0D0 fares were
turned In. This is, of course, accounted
for In part, by the fact that we Hie
running more cars and people are using
them more freely."
Company Firm
Tho officials and directors stick to
their original declaration, that the
union will not be dealt with, and they*
are apparently just as determined to
day ;is they were three weeks ago.
Officials of the union are just as de
termined that no settlement will lie ac
cepted that does not include full recog
nition of the union. The company of
fers to take strikers back and does not
demand that they shall drop their
union membership, but insists that the
union shall cut no figure in any peace
negotiations. In other words, the com
pany is for the "open shop."
It is not believed any effort to secure
.mtside intervention, or the mediation
of the Civic- Federation, or of Presi
dent Taft, or of anyone else, will bear
fruit.
The company officials are silent re
garding yesterday's action of the lii
tei-state Railways company, Increasing
to 23 cents an hour the wages of mo
lorraen and conductors In Trenton,
Heading, Wilmington, Chester, Le
banon and Norrlstown.
Th« Philadelphia. Raplrl Trust com
pany now pays 22 cents an hour, with
a promise of an increase to 23 cents
July 1 to men employed more than a
year,
The authorities look for a big break
in the ranks of tho sympathetic strik
ers tomorrow
Latest Picture of Roosevelt,
Taken in the Wilds of Africa
0^
Be Mi '^ "** ■ •ri^£te' & ■ -*: -t
WSjy KaifYßivq ■ JSia by ' '*' i*\
FAMOUS $10,000
PAINTING STOLEN
DARING THIEF VISITS SAN
FRANCISCO GALLERY
Millet's "The Shepherd and Flock"
Removed While Golden Gate
Park Museum Is Open
to Public
[Associated Pressl
SAN" FRANCISCO, March 13.—Care
fully cut from its place in the treat
frame that held it while a score of
persons wandered about admiriiiK the
other works of art, Joan Francois Mil
lers famous painting, "The Shepherd
and Flock," valued at $10,000, was
stolen from the Art museum in Colden
Gate park this morning about 10:13
o'clock.
No one saw the darinK thief remove
the world-renowned canvas. Tho i>n
llce are without the ■lightest clow in
the case.
The painting is the property of Miss
Sarah M. Bpooner of this city, who> is
now traveling In Europe, it *m pur
chased by her from T. D. Trimon of
the Hue Lafayette. Paris. The can
vas is twenty-one inches lung and sev
enteen inches wide.
Two other palnthißs of equal value
were loaned to the Art museum by
Miss Bpooner when "The Shepherd ""'I
His Flock" was bung. They are Dv
pre'S "Twilight," and ■ landscape l.y
Charlei Francis Daublgny.
The police are undecided as to
whither the theft of the painting is
an act of vandalism or the result of a
well-laid plan to steal the remarkable
Millet work and place it upon the
market again ;'< some time through
the medium of a European "fence."
Alexander Lawson, the curator of
the museum, stales that shortly before
the theft was discovered he saw a
rather shabbily dressed man, about
five feet, ten inches In height, carry
ing a bundle from tha institution, but
In the crowd thai was visiting the
hall at tho time he attached no import
ance to the departure of the man.
The painting was Insured against
fire for $10,000, but there w;is no in
surance against theft.
Tt is inconceivable how the thief
managed to accomplish the deed. The
picture hung- wHU others In a large
room, and there were people constantly
passing alone the corridor.
DETROIT TO HAVE BIG
INDUSTRIAL FAIR IN JUNE
Exhibition Grounds to Be on River —
Monster Building to Be Erected
for the Purpose
DETROIT, March 18.—Detroit is to
hold a great Industrial exhibition un
der the auspleos of the board of com
merce Juno 10 to July 6, to accelerate
the commercial and Industrial Interest*
of the city. The exposition ground i
will be on the Detroit river, where a
huge exposition building "ill he erect
ed and used In conjunction with the
largo, Wayne pavilion.
Plans have been made to accommo
date between 250 and '■•<"> exhibits, and
tho display promises to be one of the
must extensive outside of world's lairs.
it is claimed that 100,000 different
articles are manufactured In the 8000
shops of the city. Ibe products ranging
from pins to steamships and Including
a variety that Is rivaled by the out
puts of few American cities. Not only
the products Of Detroit's factories will
he shown, but also the processes. Run
nine machinery will demonstrate the
most-modern methods of transforming
raw materials into highly finished
articles.
yrvnf I, 1 ( Y^l>ri.' l • I"\II,T. 2r; Sunday 5«
l3liMjt.Ljrj V^VJIJJi,O. ON TRAINS, 3 CENTS
TA FT FOLLOWS
BODY TO GRAVE
ATTENDS FUNERAL OF WIFE'S
BROTHER-IN-LAW
Mrs. Taft, Unable to Accompany
Husband, Sends Floral Wreath
From the White House
Conservatory
[Associated Press)
PITTSBURO, March 13.- resident
Taft today attended the funeral of
Mrs. Taft's brother-in-law, Thomas
McK. Laughlin, and left on an early
train lor Washington, where he is due
at 8:25 tomorrow morning.
The circumstances of Mr. Taft's visit
to Plttsburg were perhaps the saddest
that have ever confronted a president.
Tho tragic ending of Mr. LaUghlln'S
life on Friday, the gloomy day, with
titful falls of rain, the silent home on
Woodlawn road, the quiet ceremonies
and the little procession of carriages
to the Allegheny cemetery, all consti
tuted a. somber picture.
The proptdont reached the East Lib
orty section uf PlttHburg .-it 9 o'clock
this morning and w;is driven Imme
diately tn the Laughlln home, where
ten month! ago he was surrounded by
a guy company at a Sunday afternoon
tea.
Mr. Taft lnoki'il worn and pale aftrr
his iiIkUI nn tho train. Mrs. Louis
Moore >>f Cincinnati, who has succeed
ed Mrs. Laughlin h« companion to
Mrs. Taft at trm White House accom
panied the president. Mrs. Taft was
unable to col
At the Laughlln home the family
was joined by Mrs. Charles Anderson.
ai-" of Cincinnati, another sister of
Mi Taft,
The funeral servie, a were held at the
nee at :: o'clock this afternoon.
Only the family and close friends Of
tli.- l.aughlins were present. Judge
John w. lien,m of Cincinnati, rather
Of Mrs. Laughlln and Mrs. Taft. was
Unable to he present because of serious
illness, [rwln B. Laughlln, brother of
Thomas LaUghlln, secretary of the
embassy 'it Berlin, cabled a message
of condolence.
Mrs, Taft sent a wreath of flowers
from the White HoUBS conservatories.
Representative and Mrs. Nicholas
tjongworth and friends from various
sections of the country sent (lowers
and messages of sympathy.
The Rev. Maltland Alexander, pastor
of the First Presbyterian church, con
ducted the brief ceremony at the
house and Rt the grave, where the
mourning party was sheltered from
the eyes of curious onlookers by a
white'tent stretched above the family
burial plot.
Following the funeral the president
went for a long automobile ride.
SEEK TO LYNCH ALLEGED
ASSAILANT OF FARMER
■Victim of Assault Suffers Crushed
Skull and Is Left in Road
for Dead
TOPEKA, Has.. March 13, Wade
Llndemood, a fanner living ten miles
east of Topeka, was lured from his
home early this morning by an un
known man, and after being badly
wounded was left for dead In the road
Llndemood's assailant crushed his
victim's skull with an ax and then re
turned to the farmer's home, where he
attacked Mrs, Llndeniood. The latter
broke away from the stranger and es
caped,
Hater in the morning tlir> officers,
with bloodhound*, located Qaorge Brli
tenham at a farm house '. >ar tiio
scone nf the crime. Brittenham \\;is
brought if> Topeka to prevent a lynch
ing. Hf denies being guilty >.
CENTS
KHARTOUM PUTS
ON GALA ATTIRE
FOR ROOSEVELT
lormer President on Last
Leg of Journey from
African Jungles
GALE SWEEPS RIVER
Wife and Daughter Await
Arrival of the Distin
guished Man
[Associated Press)
TAHARTOUM, March 18.- Khartoum
14 is now in gala attire, awaiting
■*■*• the coming of Theodore Kooso
velt, who, with the other members of
the American hunting and scientific
expedition, is aboard ihe steamer Dal,
on the lust leg of tho journey to this
city.
The steamer is expected to reach hero
tomorrow afternoon, but an unusually
strong northern gale is kicking up
heavy waves. In the liver, and it is
possible that the arrival of the dis
tinguished American will bo delayed.
Colonel Roosevelt'! success In shoot
ing in the Soudan a dozen antelopes.
Including one known as Mrs. Gray's
While Kared antelope and other ran;
specimens, makes a fitting end to his
hunt, which has been successful be
yond all expectations.
Henceforth, the former president will
be the guest at a series of brilliant re
ceptions. The Brat of the receptions
was hold at the Jungle station of the
American mission at Sobat, where Col
onel .Roosevelt dined on his way hero.
Before his departure from So bat ho
spoke of the manner in which the
medical missionary work at the various
stations had Impressed him,
If Colonel Roosevelt arrives at tho
scheduled hour, 4 o'clock in the after
noon, he will go first to the sirdar's
palace and then to the railway sta
tion to meet -Mrs. Roosevelt and Miss
Ethel, who are now on their way from
Alexandria, and who are due here at
5 o'clock.
Fitting Welcome Planned
Khartoum society and great crowds
of visitors who have taken apartments
at the hotels are anxiously waiting
to accord the former president of tho
United States a fitting welcome.
The official arrangements for Colonel
Roosevelt's reception have been an
nounced. Captain Clayton of the. staff
of the .sirdar and MaJ. Gen. Sir Francis
Wlngato will go down the harbor in a
launch to meet the steamer Dal. They
will conduct the party to the palace,
Where tea will be served.
They will so from there to the de
pot to meet Mrs. Roosevelt and Miss
Roosevelt. Apartments are In readi
ness tor Colonel Roosevelt mid his
family at the, palace, and they will
dine there alone in the evening.
Tuesday will be devoted to sightsee
ing around Khartoum and visits will
be paid at the Gordon Memorial col
lege and other noted institutions. In
the evening the heads of the govern
mental departments and their wives
will meet the Americans at a dinner at
the palace. The guests will Include
Slatin Pasha, the writer, who has so
vividly described the massacres in tho
Soudan.
Wednesday morning Col. Roosevelt
will visit Omdurman. The hills of
Kerrcri, seven miles from Omdurman,
mark the site of the-great battle of
Omdurman on September 2, 1898, when
the khalifa's army was annihilated and
the rule of the khalifa was brought to
an end. 116 will Inspect the khalifa's
house and meet the local celebrities.
Will Visit Mission
In the afternoon I polo game has
hem arranged for his benefit at the
Gymnka grounds, and after that ha
will visit the American mission.
in the evening he will bo the guest
of the Khartoum club at a dinner, at
which covers will be laid for sixty.
Thursday is a free day, but it Ul
probable that the ex president will at
tend the Masonic lodge before his de
parture and witness tho Soudaneso
drill.
Col. Roosevelt and his family will
leave here by special train on Thurs
day* night to visit Assouan. Luxor and
iMia, on i he ay to Cairo.
His visit here will bo of an entirely
unofficial character. He will enter
Europe either by way of Naples or
Brlndisi. Many of the streets of Khar
toum have been decorated ill honor of
the Americans, and the American flas
is to be seen on various buildings.
Full accounts of the prowess dis
played by the former president In hU
hunting expeditious have preceded him
and quite apart from the distinguished
office which he has held, the peopla
here are anxious to honor him for what
ho has passed through and what tie
has accomplished during the la '.
twelve months.
No other hunter of big game has
passed through so many hardship In
so short a time and been quite bo suc
cessful.
Truly remarkable lias been the health,
enjoyed by Colonel Roosevelt and his
son, practically the only two members
of the exposition, among the whites at.
least, who escaped sickness. Slight
attacks, such as most of the party ex
perienced, were only natural, in view
of the hardships endured, tho heat of
the tropics and the noisome places
through which tho expedition was com
pelled to pass at times.
Fly Devastates Islands
The Bessa islands, through which I ho
steamer threaded its way on the trip
to Bntebe, are a monument to the
devastation wrought by the tsetso fly,
for, once well populated, they are now
devoid of human lite as a result of tho
sleeping sickness.
Throughout the many months of
hunting Colonel Roosevelt displayed
the greatest concern in tho ."are- of hi ■
party and of the native attendants.
His personal interest was shown when
on,. of the correspondents, who ha*
been within touch of the expedition
from the very beginning, was forced
to drop behind on on" of the long
marches' between points. He wan
finally brought lip by porters, who c.i i ■
ried him many miles in a hammock
and after that dragged him many more
miles in a 'riksha.
Colonel Roosevelt Immediately In
sistpd that Dr. Mearns take the caso in
hand, and when the doctor deified
mat .hi operation was necessary the
former president volunteered to assist.
(Continued on I'age Xtvo)

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