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SANTA ROSA FETE.
Active Preparation for the Second Annual Festival. THE CARNIVAL OF ROSES. Public -Spirited People Are Working Hard to Assure Its Success. ROSES WILL BE EVERYWHERE. Interesting Events That Will Hap pen After the Fair Queen Flora's Arrival. SANTA ROSA, Cal., April s.— The Rose Carnival Association is actively engaged in making preparations for the festivities of May B, 9 and 10 in this city. Its mem- C. 0. DUNBAR. A. R. HARDTN. ORANT 0. RICHARDS. THREE PROMINENT MEMBERS OF THE ROSE CARNIVAL ASSO CIATION. [From photographs.] bers meet daily, and whether in offices or on the streets, the burden of their dis course is "carnival." A. EL Hardin, son of Major Hardin. the cattleman, is president of the association, C. 0. Dunbar the secretary, and the board of directors has been appointed on com mittees as follows: Mrs. L. W. Burns, col lection of flowers; Mrs. W. A. Finley, J. W. Oates, reception and entertainment; Mrs. M. Doyle, Miss Addie Elliott, interior decorations and Moral show; Mrs. K. M. Stewart. Miss E. J. Holman, battle of flowers: Miss Virginia Thompson, J. P. Overton, bell; Grant O. Richards, finance; T. I. Keegan, parade; R. AY. Hawley, street decorations; A. R. Hardin, trans portation and advertising; C. 0. Dunbar, sports. J. T. Campbell, Mark L. McDonald Jr.. J)r. J. M. Porterand L. W. Julliard have been added to the committee on reception - Daria 4o t.h» board of die It must Be admitted that the various committees have broad ideas as to the scope of the carnival, and that they have accomplished much already by way of \ ration. They propose that it shall ■ be worthy of Santa Rosa and the Sonoma Valley, and they are fully impressed with its importance as a unique advertisement of their vicinity, since it will show to the inhabitants of less favored places the spec tacle of millions of roses everywhere upon A TYPICAL ROSE TREE IN A SANTA ROSA GARDEN. [From a photograph.] the streets in early May, with still more ' left growing in the gardens. The programme of the rose carnival has assumed definite proportions, so that it is now possible to state what the festivities ; will be like. The carnival will begin on May 8 with ; the arrival of the queen. It will fail to her ; lot to open the Sower show, which is to continue for three days. The association hopes to be able to construct a pavilion for -the show, and failing in this theexbttri- ; tion of flowers will be held in Ridwav Hall, opposite the Courthouse. On May 9 the floral procession will take place. Forming out on McDonald avenue, this beautiful pageant will move down town and pass along the main streets to i Francisco and North Pacific Rail way ,-tation, where it will turn and coun termarch up Fourth street. The streets will be decorated with bunting and flowers, and instead of merchandize in store win t here will be banks of gorgeous blossoms. Opposite the railway station there will be a floral gate full across the street and of original design. It is to be draped witn stuffs of rich colors and studded with electric lights for night ef fects, while all over its surface will be Farther hd Fourth street a grand floral arch will stand, resting on the curb stones and spreading clear over the way of Queen Flora and her retinue. Aa soon as the procession returns to the Courthouse square the battle of roses will begin. A grand stand in front of the Courthouse will form one point of attack, while parties will take positions on bal conies and shower roses down upon the throng in carriages and on foot, who in turn will hurl back defiance with baskets oi fragrant roses, and only roses. The floats are to be judged as they pass m procession and in the battle of roses, and thru at night prizes for the most original and most beautiful floral vehicles will be awarded at the concert and enter tainment which close the day's pleasure. As many as thirty different prizes are offered for novel designs, which may be wrought with flowers after allegorical or distinctive subjects. The third day will be given to athletic sports downtown and to bicycle racing at the racetrack. In the evening there will be a grand ball preceded by novel flower dances by young ladies and children. The ball will be a fancy dress affair at which the young ladies are expected to represent various flowers. The festivities will close with the distribution of prizes for most original or effective fancy dresses. But the fragrance of the roses may hang round Santa Rosa for days afterward. The committee on transportation is try ing to secure a dollar rate for return tickets from San Francisco, and hope to succeed, as there is every reason to believe that the inducement of such a fare would attract thousands from that city. All things con sidered indications point to an event that wili add greatly to Santa Rosa's reputation as the city of ruses. FALL OF A SOCIETY MAX. »- i Forger Overly Sentenced to Two Tears' Imprisonment. SAN ANTONIO, Tex., April s.— "Walter W. Overly, who was at one time a promi nent society young man of Kansas City, and who married a daughter of an official of the Chicago, Burlington and . Quincy Railroad, has been sentenced to two years' imprisonment in the penitentiary for forgery. He is also charged with stealing several hundred dollars' worth of tickets from the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad office here, and is now on trial for theft. Overly eloped from Kansas City with his bride and came to this city several months ago. He ran out of funds, and in order to cet sufficient money with which to leave town he is alleged to have stolen the rail road tickets, which he forged and sold to scalpers. He was arrested in Waco, after an exciting chase, a few we^ks ago. liUCKIXG THE BELL 'PHOXEB. ( JNVtr Lines to Be Put In All Over the Country. CHICAGO, Irx.,' April 5.-The Times- Herald to-day reiterates that the big new ' telephone enterprise in opposition to the j Bell is backed by the sugar trust, the Stan dard Oil Company, the Crocker interests of < alifornia and thf Pullman Company in terests. It is stated that this combination is behind the Cosmopolitan electric ordi j nance, which played such an important part I in the recent Chicaeo municipal election. The new company is the Standard Tele phone Com i>any of New Yoik. The elec trical devices to be used are those of Allen T. Nye, who made a prolonged tight on the original patent covering the transmission of speech by means of wire. The company i proposes to put in telephones all over the country at the uniform price of $25 per year. The Nye devices are already in use in New York and New England, it is said, and it is promised that 5000 will be in use in Chicago within a year. Nine local com panies have already been formed east of the Mississippi River, and others are in process of organization to cover the re mainder of the territory in the United States, British provinces and Mexico. An epoch in Chicago's progress was marked by the tablet erected to commem- orate track elevation. The record of Price's Cream Baking Powder as a life saving factor is likewise an enviable one. J'ASSETi TUROVGH TEXAS. Therefore Standard Oil Officials Are Fugi- tirrx From Justice. WACO, Tex., April s.— County Attorney Joseph W. Taylor has been informed re cently that John W. Rockefeller and sev eral members of the Standard Oil Com pany, whose names are in the famous in dictment, were i n Waco. The story goes that Rockefeller and his friends went to Mexico from a Florida point, and, after enjoying an excursion through Mexico,de termined to make an overland run back to New York. Entering Texas at Eagle Pass they went through Waco, over the Mis souri, Kansas and Texas, incog., in a sleeper, keeping the doors locked as long as they were on Texas soil. Judge R. L. Henry, ex-Assistant Attorney-General, said that if they had hem in Texas since the bills were returned they are fugitives from justice, and Governor Morton can no longer refuse the Governor's requisition. A Rich rein of Gold. SALT LAKE, Utah, April 5.— A report has been received here that J. H. Erick son, prospecting near Milford, Utah, has discovered a rich vein of gold. About two feet of the vein assays $250 to the ton, while six inches of the vein runs over $30,000 per ton. THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 1895. NOT LA MAFIA'S ACT. At Least Five Persons Killed by the Big Explosion. BODIES IN THE RUINS. Boulet, a Marked Man, Says His Enemies Did Not Do the Deed. THEY HAVE STJEEK WEAPONS. Stories of the Terrible Disaster at New Orleans Told by the Survivors. NEW ORLEANS, La., April s. —The fearful explosion which wrecked Salathe's saloon, the ship chandlery and Fisher man's Exchange, the adjoining saloon, two landmarks opposite the French Mar ket, resulted in the death of at least five persons. The Salathes, husband, wife and their little babe; Paul Rigaud, the bar keeper, and John Edwards were the vic tims whose bodies have been recovered. The Salathe servants spent the night else where and escaped. Two children who were dragged from the ruins, although badly bruised and shocked, will live. Half a dozen people in the vicinity were injured by falling debris, but all will recover. The barroom was generally crowded at the hour of the fatality; but from all ac counts there seems to have been a provi dential lull in trade when the explosion occurred. L. A. Boulet, who had such a narrow escape, when asked if he thought the ex plosion was an attempt to kill him for having slain Balestraci, shook his head and replied that he thought not. "The Mafia," he said, "would not adopt such means to kill their victim. They have other and surer means of doing this kind of work. I firmly believe that the explosion was the result of an accident." This man Ariestene Balestraci and Bou let were in the saloon business together. Boulet's wife contracted a liaison with Balestraci, which caused Boulet to leave her. Balestraci would taunt Boulet with his dishonor, but was always surrounded by friends when doing so. Two years ago they met at the French Market, and Balestraci, who was carrying a cane, drew from its sheath a large sword, with which he attacked Boulet. The latter drew a re volver, liredand killed the Italian. The trial resulted in Boulet's acquittal. Ever since then Boulet has been looked upon as a marked man. His friends tried to persuade him to leave the city, or, at least, to stay away from the market, but ho refused. Last night he occupied a room over the barroom on the second floor, and it is believed the explosion was done for th» simple purpose of killing him. Balestraei was the leader of the Italian colony and just the sort of a man to be at the head of the Mafia. * C. H. Whitty, collector of the French Market, was standing on the corner oppo site the saloon when the explosion took place. Pie was in the habit of going to the saloon often during the night to chat with the barkeeper, whom he knew very well, and had just walked across from the mar k»t to the corner when the explosion oc curred. He said it was accompanied by a terrific sound, apparently half smothered, as if blown up from the bottom of the building. The edifice trembled, and then went up with a tremendous convulsion, throwing parts of the building high in the air, tearing down the Ursuline-street wall, and leaving the greater part of the wall standing in the rear of the building. Whitty says it went up like a mighty flash, and the explosion was followed by a big blaze that went high into the air and then subsided somewhat. Walls and debris came down with a crash, and immediately the air was full of smoke and dust, blown everywhere from the grocery-store. One of the survivors was L. R. Boulet. He says: "I was asleep on the second floor of the saloon in a corner room. I was awakened by the ceiling falling on me. I lay still for what to me seemed a long time, when I heard come one crying: 'Oh, my God, my child!' I could hear the people talking, but I could not make myself heard. Several times I called out as loud as I could. After a while I tried to move, and I found that by cramping myself into as small a place as possible I could breathe easier. "Then I heard some one walking over me. I called out and he answered. He proved to be a friend named Willie Morse. When he heard me he told me not to be afraid, but to keep quiet and he would get me out in live minutes. He went away, but soon came back with friends, and they started digging a hole over me. They worked fast, and it did not take, long to make a hole large enough to pull me. through. Ido not remember much more, for the strain was so great that I was almost unconscious when they took me out and brought me over to the saloon. "I am not hurt except a few scratches. I know Mr. Salathe kept some powder in his store, but Ido not know how much. I cannot imagine how the powder came to explode. Some people say it was not powder that exploded, but I don't know of anything else in the house that could have caused the wreck. I believe there were a number of persons buried in the ruins of the saloon, because it was the cus tom of a good many to come into the sa loon about 12 o'clock and sleep there. I have seen as many as ten and fifteen at one time. It will be impossible to tell until the ruins are thoroughly searched." WE ART OF LOW GRAIN RATES. Eastern JAnes Will Probably Restore the Old Tariff*. CHICAGO, 111., April s.— Some of the Eastern lines are becoming very weary of the low rates on grain now prevailing from Chicago to the Atlantic seaboard, and there is a strong probability that the rate will be restored at the meeting of the presi dents, which will take place next Tuesday. The disposition is to advance rates above 10 and 12 cents, some heavy contracts hav ing been made at the latter figure. By no means will the old tariff of 20 cents be re stored. There is in fact a strong opposi tion to shade that rate openly, and it may be put as low as 18 or 17 cents. The Western lines have been trying for two days to get matters into line so that their association can be put into motion, but so far they have made but little prog ress. GETS JS'O DAMAGES. Failure of the Suit of an A. R. U. Man Against a Marshal. PUEBLO, Colo., April s.— ln the Federal Circuit Court to-day the jury in the case of N. H. Harbough against United States Marshal J. A. Israel, brought in a verdict for the defendant. Harbough was arrested during the A. R. U. strike last July for abusing the. officers and refusing to leave the property of the Union Pacific, Denver and Gulf Railroad. He was taken to Denver, but was released without a hear ing and brought suit for civil damages for false imprisonment. C. 11. Buckley, B. T. Herbert and N. Manchester have similar suits pending which will not come up at this term of court. OVERCOMING OPPOSITION. Utah's J»ir Constitution Will Contain a Ifoman Suffrage Plank. SALT LAKE, Utah, April 5. — The woman suffrage article, which was passed to the third reading by the convention several days ago, came up again to-day on a motion to recommit, with instructions to present the question to the people in a separate article. The most of the day was spent in the discussion of the subject. Able speeches were made on both sides. The motion to recommit was lost by a vote of 42 to 52. A vote to adopt the article was carried by 75 to 14 and it now goes to the commit tee on revision. Unless the opposition can muster votes enough to have to-day's action reconsidered woman suffrage in Utah may be considered an accomplished fact. X A largely attended meeting was held at the opera-house this afternoon to protest against woman suffrage and another meet ing was held at Exposition Hall to-night to discuss the question. The opposition has been seeking delay, claiming that numerous petitions against the measure would reach the convention within a few days. __^___________ CAN NOT IGNORE SILVER Will Overshadow the Tariff in the Presidential Cam paign. At Least This Is the Opinion of Presi dent Andrews of the Brown University. CINCINNATI, Ohio, April s.— "Neither of the great political parties can afford to ignore the silver issue in the next Presi dential campaign. It will overshadow the tariff and cast it into the background." This decisive statement was made by President Andrews of Brown University. Mr. Andrews was one of the representa tives of the United .States in the last inter national monetary conference, and prefaced his conversation by the state ment: "I was appointed on the commit tee as a Democrat, but was reared as a Republican. I am neither. I vote as I think." "Do yon think the Republicans will be forced to declare for free silver to catch the Western States?" asked the reporter. "No, indeed," was the reply, "but they must make some concessions to silver. They must pledge tnemselves to strive for an international agreement, or perhaps even promise more than that. I do not think the time has come for this country to take the initiative in restoring silver at a given ratio to gold. "There is no u-e trying to suppress the issue in the West," continued the profes sor. "It should be met half way. Think ing people want bimetallism, with an in ternational agreement, if possible, but they do not believe in waiting .forever. Neither do I. But independent action should be delayed until all signs point to an imitation of our course by other na tions."' "What would be the result of free coin age now?" "The immediate result would be a tre mendous revival of business and restora tion of depressed values. Money hoarded in banks would be turned loose. We should wrest from Europe most of the trade with silver countries. Our factories would be worked to their full capacity. All our gold would pass to Europe, but we would not need it, and if our example were followed by Europe we would never have any backset over it. I hear Western people talking of the crime of 1873. I do not think any of the members of Congress were criminal in their action, but I do think there has been a terrible mistake, and we have suffered from it ever since." MAKTXG A WEAK CASE. Fight of Board of Trade Men Againttt the ] p: Elevator.*, CHICAGO, 1t.x,., April Proceedings in the case of the Board of Trade vs. the elevators were confined to-day to the tak ing of testimony as to the sale of grain to the elevator men. Apparently a very weak case was presented by the complain ants, because hone of the witnesses they produced could testify positively that the grain sold by them actually went into the elevators. It was ordered to a store, and it was presumed it went there or failure to receive a receipt would have been reported to them. ' .' ~ HuKpension of a Bank. FORT WORTH, Tex., April s.— The City National Bank failed to open this morning. On the door was posted this notice: "This bank has suspended pay ment. By order of the board of directors. All depositors will be paid in full." City Treasurer Elser has the city funds to the amount of $100,000 on deposit in this bank. His term as City Treasurer expires on the 9th, but he will be unable to turn the funds over to his successor. The bank is also the depositor}' of the County Treas urer and the Knights of Pythias. Nothing succeeds like success. Witness Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder, the standard for purity and perfection the world over, conceded by food experts to be strongest and purest. Floto Released From. Custody. DENVER. Colo., April s.— Otto C. Floto, late manager of the "Old Tennessee" Company, who was arrested Saturday on a charge of perjury committed at Butte, Mont., is again at liberty. Governor Me- Intyre refused to issue extradition papers for Floto on the advice of the Attorney- General, who held that the requisition from Montana was defective because no court order had been issued, and the sole ground for holding Floto was on the belief of a Montana District Attorney. Republican College League. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April s.— The American Republican College League's annual meeting opened here to-day with an address of welcome by Congressman William Alden Smith. Fifty of the col leges were represented. The mornine was devoted mainly to speech-making. The college professors were scored for free trade teachings. There is much interest in the coming election. Death of an Aged Editor. SPRINGFIELD, 111., April s.— Major Louis Souther, aged 65, was found dead in bed this morning. He was for many years managing editor of the Illinois State Register. OLD PARTIES SCORED. Senator Stewart Lays the Lash on Some Leaders. SILVER THE WAR CRY. White Metal Champions Must Not Leave Their Battle to Others. TRICKS OF THE GOLD BUGS. The Senator From Nevada Says the Bimetallic Men Must Act for Themselves. WASHINGTON, D. C, April 5.-A con ference of the leaders of the new Silver party was held in this city last evening. Among those present were ex-Congressman Sibley, Judge Joseph Sharon of Connecti cut, Senator Jones of Nevada, General Warner, Senator Stewart and Congressman Newlands. At the close of the conference Senator Jones and Sibley left for New York, where they are to hold another con ference concerning the welfare of the new party. Sibley is understood to have been exceedingly sanguine of the ontlook in Pennsylvania, and spoke entusiastically of the prospect of gaining recruits in the East, It is said that there was some division of opinion among the silver leaders as to whether or not it would be wisest to nomi nate an independent candidate for the Presidency, or to support such Democratic and Republican electors as will pledge themselves to vote for some free-coinage man in the electoral college. Senator Stewart of Nevada, however, is quite out spoken in his distrust of either of the old parties or their electors to the college and favors nominating an independent candi date. He said to the Call correspondent: "We are bound to win if we unite. The. only hope of the gold combination, con sisting of the dominant factors of the two old parties remaining in power, either under the name of Republicans or Demo crats, is to keep the silver forces divided. It is only through a division of the friends of silver that the gold element can hope to maintain its supremacy. "The Republicans and Democrats in the next campaign will have a difficult task in finding a 'straddler' on the financial ques tion. The gulf between gold monopoly and the shrinkage of fortunes, penury and want of the masses grows wider every year, and 'straddlers' find themselves in danger of the fate of Pharaoh. The impossibility of converting the gold leaders of the two old parties to bimetallism ia becoming more apparent every day. Last year free coinage Republicans of the West thought they had converted Mr. Reed to their prin ciples. They were very happy for a while, and pointed to many things as an evidence of his support of their ideas. Now, how ever, they sadly confess that his vote for the Cleveland gold bonds has forced them to give him up. "Then they centered their fond hopes upon Governor McKinley of Ohio. They recalled the fact that he had voted for free coinage when in Congress, and the Re publicans in Washington were predicting that he would be all right toward silver if elected to the presidency. They whispered that he was in favor of free coinage, but he was compelled to keep quiet for the pres ent in order not to alienate the gold ele ment in the convention. But now McKin ley has busted them. He very unkindly destroyed all the hopes of those who were depending on him. His declaration that he would not be a candidate on a free coinage platform was the refinement of cruelty to those who had judged him by his records in Congress long ago. "The skill of Harrison in phrase making to satisfy both sides is about ex hausted. His services to the gold com bination while he was President sufficiently disheartened the people who favor silver to make thorn stay away from the polls at the last Presidential election or to vote for Mr. Cleveland, whose activity in the gold cause had somewhat abated while he was out of office. By the way, the strength of both Harrison and Cleveland is re markable in a slow race. In the last election Cleveland had the advantage, for Harrison, being in office, was able to make more enemies than Cleveland could out of office. A multitude voted for Cleveland, another multitude stayed away from the polls, and enough people voted for the name of Democracy without substance to give the Democrats a triumphant ma jority. "The fact is that each party relies solely upon the misconduct of the other, and in the past fifteen years each side has been enabled to make unlimited capital from the shortcomings of the party in power. But there is going to be another element in the next campaign, for the people are tired of the two old parties, disgusted with their shortcomings, enraged at their fail ure to legislate for the people and in favor of the money of the constitution. The people will unite in 1806, and such union means a restoration of the Government to the people, for whom it was ordered." ON THE WAY TO XICARAOUA. An English Warship to Back Up the Xation's Demand. WASHINGTON, D. C, April s.—Re ports that the British warship Royal Arthur had touched at Panama on her way to Nicaragua to enforce British de mands cause some apprehension among officials and diplomats here. The Royal Arthur is the flagship of the Pacific squad ron and carries Admiral Stephenson, K. C. 8., commander of the fleet, although Captain French is in immediate command. She is one of the new monsters of the Brit ish navy, having a tonnage of 12,000. There is no otlicial confirmation hereof the Royal Arthur's movements, as the reports of naval changes do not come here. The opinion is expressed by those fami liar with the situation that if Great Britain resorts to force at all the Central American republics will tender their services to Nic aragua. AT THE rOJtT OF ENTRX. Preparations to Collect the JHity on Silver and Lead Ores. WASHINGTON, D. C, April s.— The Treasury Department is making prepara tions to put into execution the provision of the tariff law requiring silver and lead ores imported into the United States to be assayed and sampled at the port of entry. Representatives of the lead-producing States, headed by Senator Dubois, made a vigorous right for this requirement when the tariff bill was before Congress, con tending that without this provision it was possible to bring large quantities of lead into the country without requiring the payment of any duty whatever. The original provisions of the tariff bill, providing only for a duty on lead ore where the value of the lead in the ore was greater than any other metal in it, were especially objectionable to those who sought protection against Mexican impor tations. The bill was amended in the Senate, and as it became a law, provides a duty of three-quarters of a cent a pound on all lead ore where combined with silver ores or ores of other metals. The amount of lead is to be ascertained by sampling and assaying at the port of entry. The law says: "The method of sampling and assaying is to be that usually adopted for commercial purposes by the public. The sampling works in the United States assaying and sampling will be let to the lowest responsible bid ders at various ports at which silver-lead ore is imported, El Paso, Tex., being the principal one." XOW VSIXG nYXAMITE. Coal-Sfiners Made Desperate by the Importation of 3len. POMEROY, Ohio, April s.— An attempt was made at Minersville early this morn ing to blow up with dynamite the family boat of John Forbes, a miner imported to take the place of striking miners. The boat was badly shattered, but n& lives were lost. Fourteen men hare taken the places of the old miners in the Williams mine, and serious trouble is feared. The situation is desperate in Minersville. ONE BANDIT SHOT DOWN. Officers Have a Battle With Desperate Train- Robbers. Surviving Members of the Band Surrounded, and Will be Starved Out. HENNESSY, O. T., April s.— Part of the posse in pursuit of the bandits who robbed the Rock Island train, near Dover, Wedne sday night came upon the gang thirty-five miles west of Hennessy at H o'clock yester day afternoon. A right ensued in which one of the robbers was killed and two oth ers wounded. As soon as the robbers were sighted by the deputies they jumped from their horses and used them as breastworks. When the robbers made an attempt to re treat two of their horses were shot from under them and one man was killed; an other man's leg was broken, but he man aged to get on his horse; another was badly hit, but he too succeeded in getting away. The Marshals gave chase to the retreat ing outlaws and finally cornered them in a bunch of timber about two miles from the scene of battle. A waiting game is being played, as the outlaws must have food and water. The dead man was brought to Hennessy at 11 o'clock last night, and has been posi tively identified as Dick Yeager, alias Gyp Wyatt, on whose head there is an aggre gate reward of over $5000, including $1000 offered yesterday for each of the robbers by the Rock Island. He was identified by United States Mar shal Grimes and G. C. Krepps, a farmer, who was acquainted with Wyatt. He was also identified as one of the Dover robbers by the entire train crew. Conductor Mack says he was the leader. In his possession was found the sack the porter was com pelled to hold while the passengers de posited their valuables. BIG YOUR BOYS TO US TO-DAY! WE WILL SAVE YOU MANY DOLURS IF YOU DO ! JUST 23 DAYS MORE GREAT RETIRING SALE! CHICAGO CLOTHING COMPANY, 34, 36, 38 and 40 Kcarny Street, POSITIVELY RETIRING FROM BUSINESS! STORE TO BE VACATED MAY 1, 1895. EXTRAORDINARY REDUCTIONS IN EVERY DEPARTMENT! MEN'S BOYS 1 AND CHILDREN'S, CLOTHING AND FURNISHING GOODS OF EVERY DESCRIPTION Regardless of Cost ! CHICAGO CLOTHING COMPANY, 34, 36, 38 and 40 Kearaj Street. GREATER THAN A KING. Chief Justice Ide Runs the Samoan Isles. MR. MULLIGAN'S "ROAST." Grasping, Petty Ambition Acute and Humbug Very Apparent. USURPING MATAAFA'S POWER, If Land Litigations Were Cleared Away the Official Would Be come Insignificant. WASHINGTON, D. C, April s.— ln the Samoan correspondence just made public by the State Department there is a series of letters from James H. Mulligan, United States Consul-General to Samoa, which are interesting from their free and easy style of communication concerning diplomatic affairs. Speaking of Chief Justice Henry Ide, who presides over the court estab lished for Samoa by the three powers, Great Britain, Germany and the United States. He says: "This so-called Chief Justice is a very pleasant and agreeable man. Nature has not been lavish with him in her gifts, and he ia not up to the gauge of Daniel Web ster. He is violently impressed with his own importance, and the most melancholy feature about him is that he labors under the impression that he is very smart. He could wipe out eight-tenths of the pending litigations and prospective appeals by a prompt decision of the only real question of the moment that he has ever had before him, which is under the eighth section ol article 3. "If the land litigation was once cleared away the powers ana public would wake up to the absurdity of labeling an ordinary Justice of the Peace with the title of Chief Justice, whose duties would be confined to the trial of an occasional native for 'hook ing' breadfruit. "I shall lay before the department, in the proper time and way, the fact that this Vermont lawyer has actually recommended and secured the enactment of a law depriv ing the King, who is, I think, at least hig equal in ability, of the pardoning power save by his consent. I have no rupture with Mr. Ide, who has been all courtesy to me, but the grasping, petty ambition is so acute, the humbug is so apparent, that I feel it my duty to convey to your eye alone, for your correct understanding, the impres sions of a mere stranger, free from all friction or entanglement." Funeral of JHra. St. John. OKLAHOMA CITY, 0.T., April s.— The funeral of Mrs. Harry St. John, who wag shot by her husband Wednesday, was held , to-day and attended by an immense throng. Young St. John, distracted with grief, was present, as was his lather, ex-Governor John P. St. Clair, who arrived from the East to-day. The Governor is making preparations for defending the life of his son, against whom the feeling is very bitter. 3