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Burned in Her Home."
WICHITA, ' Kan.; June 6.— -Miss Barbara
Spinden, while • kindling I a: fire .with : gaso
line at her. home in .Wellington; Kan., was
burned * to • death this* afternoon. "r The
house .was destroyed. Her ' body . was not
recovered.";: ¦V;-: ¦'¦..¦ .•:*. :<¦$'¦:• •.,-,..::- -. ¦
Prominent r Southern Woman" Dead.
. LOS "ANGELES, June 6.— Mrs. 'Annie L.
Lankershlm, widow of the late Isaac L>ah
kershim, \ died | to-day at : th« . residence of
her oon-in-law,' L. N.Van Nuys.? Old age
and complications rendered her condition
such that her death has been momentarily
expected : for ' several days'. 1 She was ' M
years old. A daughters Mrs: LoN. 1 -Van
Nuys, and a ; son, James ; B. Lankershim '
survive her. ~ ¦•-..; .-¦:-'¦-:- . : -.,,./
i *¦'•'. Alabama's Qovernor^yery^ 111.,
-TUSCALOOSA^ ; 'Ala:. 'June* 6^-Physi
clans'- pronounce • Governor ' Samf ord - ex
.tremely ill. l Hhr family, uas - been tele
graphedtor. V, -;v::;-v - •:_" ; / *-
Batteries— Dowling and . Teoger; '• Dunn - and
Brennan. ' ". VL , '
/Clubs—.,., •¦'¦•*; •¦' • - : -- . K. - H. -. E.
Cleveland;........".....'.... 4 12:*i.~l
Baltimore ;:....^.....v.. ......... ...:|2 11. 0
CLEVELAND, - June • «.— Dowlingr , pitched for
Cleveland to-day and redeemed himself forthe
losfll "of ' his . first game ». here. .Attendance, 600."
Score:; ; . ¦'.,.;¦.; . - .-... , . ¦ -¦- - ¦
Batteries— Waddell and 'JCahoe; Donohue, and
McFarland.,- Umpire— O* Day.
v'PITTSBURG, June '6.— Brooklyn's; brilliant
work-in the field with Keeler at. : third as the
star defeated the home team." - Attendance, 2500.
Score: ,": .
'. Clubs-^ ;;/;>;.,! ; ; '¦-, . R. : H. E.
PKtsburg *. .•..'....... 1 ' v« ' - 2
Brooklyn .......,.;...•..........:..... 4 .8 1
\* Batteries— Phillppi and O'Connor; Hughes
and McGuire. f Umpire— Emslie. 1 : . , .
Wretched Fielding ' and Many Errors
Give the Game to Phila
delphia. 'J
ST. LOUIS, June 6.— Sudhoff was rather, easy
for . Boston in the first, ¦ and three ' runs came
before ~he r settled down. ' That " was ... the '. end
of Boston's scoring, but St. Louis caught and
passed them in the ' seventh. ' Attendance, 1800.
Score: ¦ ... . : <t . :
Cluba— ,. ¦ It. H. E.
St.vLouis- ........;. 4. 9. 8
Boston 3 6 0
Batteries— Sudhoff and- Ryan; Plttlnger. and
Kittredge. Umpire— Dwyer.- " . ' .,.
CHICAGO, June 6— The fielding: of the locals
to-day was disgracefully 'poor and their errors
of ' the ; rankest kind were followed '¦ by ; fierce
batting. Attendance, 600. Score: -
Clubs— . ,;¦¦ •¦'¦• 'R.. - ij. * e.
Chtcago'r. '.......:........ .'..". .7.'." 4 12 - 8
Philadelphia 14 18 0
shot himself through the temple. . The
tragedy occurred just after midnight. His
charred body was recovered to-day. -It Is
supposed that : he became . Insane from
reading dime novels. "
» '. • . - • , ....
Receive Executive Clemency.
WASHINGTON, June 6.— The President
to-day acted upon . fourteen-: applications
for pardons. He commuted four sentences
and granted five pardons. Among those
pardoned was Richard Toulmaln, who was
convicted by the United States Consular
Court at Shanghai. In 1898, of the murder
of a. Chinaman on the' American ship
Dosing, In the harbor of Wuchow," and
sentenced to ; life ' imprisonment In
Shanghai prison for American convicts. ¦-
Completes His Terrible Work by Fir
ing a Barn and Then Shooting .
TOLEDO, O., June 6.— Lefoy Grove, the
16-year-old son of a prosperous farmer
living near Napoleon, stabbed his sister, ,
aged 24, to the heart, killing her Instantly.
He then strangled his 13-year-old brother
to death and, firing the barn, ran in and
Foreign Minister Says That Her
Neutrality and Independence . '
Are Guaranteed. ; ;
BRUSSELS, June 6.— In the Senate to
day M. de Favereau, the Foreign Min
ister, in reply to a question, said:
"The guarantee of the new treaty of
Belgium is inscribed in a special treaty
between Belgium and the five ¦ guarantee
ing powers. The independence, integrity
and inviolability of Belgian territory are
guaranteed, having a view to prevent Bel
glum from serving as a battlefield for
European, nations. We must, therefore,
repel Invasion from whatever side It may
After analyzing the various treaties and
protocols. M. de Favereau said: •
"It Is Indisputable that the gaaran teeing
powers Intend to' guarantee forever" our
neutrality, inviolability and Independ
ence." . '
Object to the Opening for Settlement
of Lands Held by Them in
• WASHINGTON. June 6.-Suit was be
eun to-day in the Supreme Court of the
District of Columbia by Lone Wolf and
other Indians representing the Kiowa,
Comanche and Apache tribes, asking the
court to enjoin Secretary Hitchcock
Commissioner Herman of the General
Land Office, and Commissioner Jones of
the Indian Office, from carrying Into ef
fect the law providing for the opening of
parts of .the lands of those Indians lo
cated In Oklahoma Territory, to settle
ment. They also ask that the law auth
orizing the opening of the lands be de
clared void on the ground that the ces
sion by the Indians professing to repre
sent the tribes was unauthorized
Fire Causes Heavy Loss.
j MILWAUKEE, June 6.— The Pabst
Brewing Company suffered a loss by* fire
to-day to the, extent of between $150 000
and $200,000. fully covered by insurance
One man was killed during the progress
of the fire. Elevator "F" was gutted and
a cupola containing the controlling ma
chinery of the malt house, the building
adjoining, was destroyed. - The seventh,
or top story of the malt house was badly
damaged. John Smith, - a coppersmith,
<lled; from injuries sustained, by j falling
four stories while sliding down a I rope.
Colored Women Excluded.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky.. June 6.— The
Kentucky Federation of Women's Clubs
to-day voted to exclude colored woman's
clubs from membership. /. .
WASHINGTON, June 6.— A naval board
of inquiry will be assembled at San Fran
clsco to Investigate the explosion which
occurred yesterday at the Mare Island
navy yard. Admiral O'Nell of the Bureau
of Ordnance has not yet been officially ad
vised of the explosion. The magazine Is
the only one on the Pacific Coast, and
has a large capacity. In order to supply
the ships in Pacific waters. Fortunately,
all projectiles and munitions are kept in
detached buildings so that the damage to
the powder is not expected to result in a
total loss of ammunition.
. VALLEJO. June 6.— Wednesday's ex
plosion of 300 tons of powder injured no
one at the time, but Boatswain Boland
was hurt In extinguishing the fire, a ma
chinist suffered a broken leg in another
part of the navy yard, and a workman
was badly crushed beneath a timber.
That the Loss of Ammunition
at Mare Island Will Not
Be Severe. \
• - ¦ — !^r% — ~\
NEW YORK, June 6.— The Evening Post
to-day says: W. K. yanderbllt has been
asked to accept election ¦ to the Northern
Pacific board; of directors under the re
construction which is, now under way; in
accordance with the agreement between
the Union Pacific interests and J. J. Hill.
This left the selection of the Northern
Pacific board to J. P. Morgan, but it is
likely that all the names will be agreed
to • by the , time he reaches this country.
Mr. Vanderbllt has not given his accept
ance of election to the -Northern Pacific
board, so fac as could be learned to-day.
If he declines, H. McK. Twombley will
be asked to go into the board. Both Mr.
vanderbilt and Mr,- Twombley are direc
tors of the Chicago and \ Northwestern.
Their election to the Northern Pacific
board will not, however, indicate an,in
terest of the Northwestern In the North
ern Pacific stocks so much as a desire to
operate that property in the interest of
harmony among the -Western < railways.
The other new names to be. selected for
the new Northern Pacific board will rep
resent just as, broad-minded purposes as
would Mr. Vanderbllt or Mr. Twombley. .
The directors/of the Southern Pacifle
Railroad,, jield a meeting here tVday
Martin Erdman. of the banking house of
Speyer & Co., was elected a director tem
porarily, in place of James - Speyer. who
Is abroad. : . * ¦. : • -, ¦¦¦-- •¦•• .,,
-No action was taken with regard to the
declaration ? of •: a ~ dividend.- A , dispatch
from Dallas, .Texas. , stating: that V Edwin
Hawley ¦ is about to : resign as assistant
traffic manager of - the Southern Pacific -
Southern Pacific's f traffic matters in the
East- and he ¦ is i a ¦ member - of the com
pany's executive committee. - ; :, v . -- -
rate of Northern -
Pacific. v
Invited to the Directo-
Prince had said that Kennedy had bet
ter do the right thing or "the papers
would have something to write about."
In a previous conversation with C. W.
Prince, Costello testified,, the former had
said: ' .
"Kennedy won't get a divorce. He's
not dealing with the girl; he's dealing
with' me." ¦ ¦ -••••¦- .
R. J. - Costello, a- county employe, told
of meeting C. W. Prince, the father, at
the entrance of the building a moment
after the shooting took place and of re
marking to the latter: "Your daughter
upstairs is ¦ shooting her husband. • You
could have prevented this if you had
wanted to." : ...
told one man ¦who was holding her broth
er, "Let him go; I did the shooting," and
then, when a policeman arrived and was
holding her, she exclaimed, according to
a witness, "Let go my hands; I want to
fix my hair," which she did in a matter
of fact way. Another witness said that
the defendant's two ' brothers and i her
father were in different parts of the build
ing at the time. ¦ i< ,' - •
States and Hungary £20 to £25. Brod
rick said : a telegram had just reached
him from ~ Lord Kitchener announcing
that between 50,000 and 60,000 troops were
now: suitably mounted. The War Secre
tary defended the good quality of the
horses bought abroad. . -- .
It is understood that the charges made
by Sir Blundell Maple are of a serious
nature. It Is said that In one case an
officer netted £50,000 in the purchase of
horses g in Hungary. Dissatisfaction ' is
said to have existed in the colonies be
cause' the Government has been buying
horses on the Continent when colonial
animals were available.
*¦ ¦' : ' '. ¦ ¦ j ¦ ' ' ' ¦ "?¦• .'-.-. ' -
Sir Blundell Maple, Conservative, as
serted that . British . officers who had been
sent to Hungary and Austria had ¦ pur
chased broken down animals at extrava
gant prices and divided with the sellers
the price charged the Bri-sh Government
above the actual cost. He domanded the
appointment' of a committee of inquiry.
Lord • Stanley, Financial Secretary of
the War Office, said an inquiry would be
made into the matter and he believed the
accusations of corruption brought against
British officers would be disproved.
War Secretary Brodrick said the War
Office paid for horses in England £42. In
Canada £30, and in Australia, the United
. Several • witnesses '- examined told - of ¦ the
scene at Kennedy's office -at f the -time 7 of
the killing, each', testifying -to the.'fact
that Mrs. - Kennedy f appeared > perfectly
cool as : she r fired at :, her: husband.' &•; She
KANSAS CITT. June 6.— When Lulu
Prince-Kennedy entered court' this morn
ing it was to hear the outline of her case
in the trial for murdering her husband,
made by Attorney - Nearing for the de-;
fense. The attorney, said he would prove
that the defendant had received .; most
brutal treatment "at the hands of the
husband, which had caused her to 'kill
him during a temporary " fit ,' of Insanity.
They would show positively, the attorney
said, that the woman's father, and
brothers had absolutely no part in the
murder, knowing of the woman's, act
only after it had -been committed. '
The State's first witness proved.Impor
tant. Frederick Bullene, a reporter, and
Wade Munford, assistant city editor . of
the Star, told. of- Mrs. Kennedy, and. her'
brother, William Prince, coming .to the
office of that paper and requesting:" the
publication of a certain story regarding
her marriage to Kennedy. Both admitted
that the marriage had been forced," upon
the dead man, William Prince « going so
far as to say that Kennedy had r " been
given the alternative of marrying or. be
ing killed. , He had requested this fact
not to be published, "as it would annul
the marriage." . ' ', -.
. Some Damaging Testimony. > .
Roland Butler, a stenographer in Ken
nedy's office, told of the prisoner's father
and brother Will demanding that he pay
her* board bill' and when, he refused
threatening him and chasing him .from
his office, and of Kennedy's seeking , the
protection of a policeman. Then* he de
-scribed minutely the scene"at 'the '.office
on' the day'of the murder, -when:- Mrs.
Kennedy appeared and after; receiving
his refusal to live with her shot him -five
times. She had kicked Kennedy's face as
he . lay prostrate and appeared . perfectly
cool. Butler said . Will Prince: struck
Kennedy's brother, down as , the , latter
tried to disarm the woman. "¦-. ¦•"¦»'• .. :
During the ' examination ~ of ' witnesses,
even in the recital of. the thrilling scene
at the murder, the prisoner looked care
lessly from Jury, to witness and- hardly
moved a muscle. She displayed impa
tience : at the tedium i of ; the proceedings
rather than interest in the outcome of the
case.' - '¦'•-' .•.*'•'•' ¦:•""¦ •;>'•'¦'¦'• -'¦'¦ : - J ~'-vr-'
Was Cool. After Shooting. ' ;
Plea of Kansas "Woman
Who Murdered Her
LONDON,' June ' 6.— After a long and
somewhat embittered discussion of the
policy of the War Office in buying horses
for use in South Africa, : the ¦ House of
Commons to-night," by a vote of 159 to 60,
voted the sum of £15,779,000 for transports
and remounts.
Alleged Frauds in Connection With
"the Purchase of Horses.
yjr ONDON. June 6.— The Common
I Council at the Guildhall to-day
II ¦•¦',• agreed- to confer the freedom of
UL^ the city on. Lord Milner of Cape
Tcwn. \biit only after considera
ble criticism. •'Mr,» Morton, who led tha
opposition. '. blamed \ Lord Milner for "all '
the trouble Great? Britain had in ¦ Southt
Africa. and for the"'ill-feeling existing Jb&-'
tweeh the Britlsntand the Dutch.
A Pretoria speLiaVr says: . Colonel Wil
son, . witbi240' of "Kftfc'tiener's scouts, r has •
surprised -and routed «400 Boers belonging
to Beyer's ', command,' itbirty-f our ; miles ¦
west of Warm Baths. The Boers resist-'
ed stubbornly, butifinally. broke and, fled,
leaving thirty-seven- dead, a hundred
prisoners and j-.11 their wagons and sup
plies,, including S000 cattle, in the hands
of the British: The loss of the latter was;
three men killed and fifteen wounded.
Beyer's main command arrived on the
scene soon after the- engagement, but *
failed in an attempt to" recapture the sup
plies. Beyer was thus left practically
without any transport or supplies.:
Machinist Strike Justified.
On general principles Tayler thought a
difceussion of the tariff at this time would
be unwise and undesirable. He did not
consider trusts the outgrowth of protecr
tion, but conceded that incidentally some
trusts might be benefited by protection,
"just as the sun may cause weeds to
Speaking of the strike of the machinists
Gunton said It was perfectly right, as he
believed that labor was justified in organ
izing a capital for the protection of its
Interests. He said, however, that the ma
chinists were blameworthy. In that they
had agreed to arbitrate and then had
failed to live up to their agreement. He
favored compulsory education and a law
limiting the hours of labor. Referring to
Atkinson. Gunton said that his views
were all born of theory and that when the
opinion got abroad that theories akin to
Atkinson's were about to be enacted Into
law there came near being general bank
Tayler announced himself as opposed to
the principle involved in trusts because,
he said, he considers human nature too
v.eak to entrust In a few people such a
power as is involved in trusts. He
thought abuses were certain and that the
result would be what he called Gover
rnental socialism or Governmental owner
ship of articles controlled by the trusts.
"Do you ' know of any combine that
actua controls any Industry?" Clarke
Tavler said that he did not.
"Is not the United States Steel Corpor
ation on the border of obtaining absolute
control?" asked Colonel Livingston.
"1 cannot answer that question either
yes or no." replied the witness, "but there
are many large iron and steel concerns
not in the combine. Iron ore and. coal
are widely distributed, and I do not be
lieve that any one will ever get absolute
control of them."
Tayler said that, distrustful as he was
of the trusts, he had no remedy to sug
.gest. He did not accept the theory that
the trusts alone could be trusted to re
duce the cost of commodities. Instanc
ing the United States Steel Corporation,
he said that its securities amounted to
fl.500,000,000, while the cost had not been
one- third that amount. He had no doubt
that the holders of these securities would
demand returns upon them. He said he
•would oppose the Babcock bill placing iron
products on the free list, because the re
sult would be to destroy independent ef
fort, while It would not especially injure
the trusts, as with them the only effect
could be to reduce labor.
Abuses Certain to Follow Trusts.
WASHINGTON. June 6.— The Industrial
Commission at its cession to-day consid
ered the tariff question with incidental
reference to trusts, the witnesses being
Congressmen Robert W. Tayler of Ohio
and George Gunton, president of the New
York Institute of Social Economics. Tay
ler took the position that any discussion
in Congress of the tariff at this time
would have a damaging effect upon the
country- He said the DIngley law was
the most equitable tariff law the United
States had ever had. He took a decided
j>oeitjon against trusts and said they were
not fostered by • the protective tariff.
Tayer also said that he believed in the i
principles of recinrocity but that he did
not indorse any "of the recently negoti-
Eted reciprocity treaties.
Gunton devoted himself especially to re
plying to an argument recently made be
fore the commission by Edward Atkin
sou for freer trade. Gunton said that the
freedom contended for by the opponents
of the tariff is analogous to the freedom
of the savage, a fieedom which if in
dulged in too freely not only brings In
jury but ruin to himself.
Upholds the Dingley Law.
Tayler announced the general principle
that the histcry of this country for the
past few years and the conditions demand
that there should 'not be the slightest re
laxing of the tariff principle as now em
bodied In the Dingley law. The relation of
the tariff to trusts, he said, is only in
cidental. The Dingley law embodies, he
said, the idea that American civiliza
tion is on a higher plane than any other
and requires a higher reward for its
labor to maintain that excellence. When
ever the labor cost is greater than else
where It Is necessary that there should
be un equalizing influence such as the
Dingley law. Primarily,^ therefore, the
protective tariff law was in the interest
of labor. Even the farmer, he said, gets
a reciorocal benefit; •
"How Is the farmer benefited by the
tariff on steel T' asked Colonel Living
"In the first place." replied the witness,
"there Is not much . tariff . on steel and
Iron, except possibly on tin plate. We pay
out In wages not less than $20,000,000. That
means that the consuming power of the
American people at home is increased to
that extent, and I think that. the effect of
that increased consumption is sufficient to
recoup the farmer for any supposed In
crease of the cost to him of iron and steel
articles which he may purchase."
ed Before Industrial
Congressman Tayler Takes
Stand Against All the *
DingleyLaw Commend-
"Yes," said .Yerkes when interviewed to
night, "we have : practically got control
of the Underground' Railway. That is
what it amounts to. 'My syndicate is com*
posed of British and American financiers,
although far the largest portion of the
capital comes from the United States. We
hope to begin, work .in a few months, as
the consent of Parliament has been ob
'The system we intend to Install is al
most exactly similar to that in use on
the elevated lines in Chicago. We will
sell the present antiquated cars and sub
stitute others of an American pattern. We
intend to rebuild the stations, to install
arc lights. and to make the road equal to
any rapid transit line in the world.
"Yes, we must have American engineers
to do the work. They know nothing about
that sort of thing here. I tell you what is
the trouble with the English concerns is
1 that they do not know the value of a
scrap heap. As to the agitation over the
United States buying up England it Is
i absurd. Years, ago British .capital con
; trolled' the bulk of the American railroads.
Since then Great Britain has been on the
decline and the United States has pro-
Kcessed. As a natural result the circum
stances are now reversed. '
English. Company Now Satisfied.
"When I first proposed to take over the
Underground Railway the English com
pany raised all sorts of objections, but
gradually they came around and they ap
pear to be perfectly satisfied with the
"No, I cannot say who are in with me.
However, I wish to assert distinctly that
the report that the Widener-Elkins group
is in any way connected with the syndi
cate is absolutely untrue. I intend to re
main here for a considerable time, as
there are likely to be several things need-
Ing my personal attention." . ,
After declining to say whether he con
"templated buying up other roads, Mr.
Yerkes concluded with a declaration that
the remodeled Underground Railway
would be far superior to the existing Lon
don "tube." .
"The people who built that," said he,
"krew nothing except how to dig holes.
Everything else is wrong. - Chicago is
ahead of the rest of the world in electric
traction. If they had studied the Chicago
system they might have given London
bomethring better. In the course of time
my syndicate will be represented by direc
tors of the board of the Underground
Railway, but there Is no hurry about
that." - ij • ¦ . -. -:~c:'.' v
American Capital Invested.
t i. • i ¦ ¦ : ¦¦
LONDON, June 6.— A special meeting of
the District Railway to-day sanctioned
Charles T. Terkes" plan for the introduc
tion of electricity as the motive power of
the road. J. S. Forbes, the president, said
the work would occupy two years.
The agreement with Yerkes provided
for the formation of an electric traction
company to electrify the road. Mr. Yerkes,
¦who represented sixteen of the most
influential firms, bankers and capitalists,
was ready to stake £1,000,000 to help the
railroad relieve its position. The syndi
cate had already bought shares to the
value of £1,250.000 and was ready to buy as
many more. It had to construct a gener
ating station at Chelsea, make the neces
sary alterations in the permanent way
and construct fresh rolling stock. - Half a
million of ordinary stock paid to the Trac
tion Company was taken at the nominal
price of £25, and £166,000 was taken in 4
per cent debentures at par. Five per cent
interest was to be paid the Americans on
the outlay. A syndicate of 'bankers had
undertaken to put up £1,000,000 as security
for carrying out the contract.
Yerkes Will Introduce
Traction System in
WASHINGTON. June 6.— In view of the
several representations made In Havana
regarding the interpretation by the Sec
retary of War to the Cuban commission
ers of the Platt amendment, It can be
stated authoritatively that the Secretary,
did not deviate from the declaration that
the President and himself had no power
to change an act of Congress. It is said
here that the amendi&ents which the Cu
ban convention made to the Platt law
and the incorporation of conversations
with Secretary Root did not represent his
views of the amendment, nor was he cor
rectly quoted in the alleged statement.;
Among the reports given out in Havana
is the translation of a letter of Senator
Platt, written to the Secretary of War,
furnished as a confidential document to
the Cuban commissioners when , they
¦were here. This letter briefly gives the
views of .the Connecticut Senator on
some features of the law which bears his
name. Surprise was expressed that the
letter should appear in print In Havana-
General Wood telegraphed the depart
ment to-day inquiring as to the where
abouts of the letter of Secretary Root
explaining in detail the objections to the
actions of the constitutional convention.
It Is understood that the letter will reach
Havana within a very short time. It has
been delayed in the mail.
His Views of the Cuban
Amendments Are
Letter Containing His Objec
tions Delayed in the
Maila - -
Opposition " in the London Common Council Blames the High Commissioner
for All of Great Britain's Troubles in South Africa and Tor the Cdnse
quent Bad Feeling: Existing Between the English and the Dutch
' ' 7~* 7— . " ¦ . ~ .. -1 • ¦
Significance of; the Pres
ent Cruise of the
/ Mayflower.
Germany Will Interested
to Know Majgarita Island,
Is to Be;Skirted. .
• .Special Dispatch to The. Call.
.W.; t WASHINGTON, June 6.— Venezuela
and Gefrmany ; will both be Interested In
the visit the gunboat Mayflower^will make
to ports 'on the former's coast. ; Protec
tion of American Interests Is ! the primary
object of the Mayflowers cruise. Infor
mation is wanted regarding the present at
titude of Venezuela toward American citi
zens. Besides,' ltds deemed desirable to
show, the Caracas Government that Min-"
ister-LbomJsV withdrawal has not ended
the friendly calls of Amerlcanlwarshlps. -
The Mayflower will take advantage of
her proximity to Margarita Island to skirt
its shores.- - It is . not expected that any
German men-of-war will be in that neigh
borhood,-but the officials believe that it
will not be amiss to show the world that
the United States is not inattentive to
events which have occurred in that quar
ter.. .. ¦ . ¦ '. '. ; ¦'<¦;: t : ' ¦¦ • ' .' -
Announcement of the dispatch of \ the
Mayflower to Venezuela was made to-day
by the Naval Bureau of Navigation, which
stated that the. vessel, had left San Juan
for Carupano, a port In Venezuela a short
distance to the eastward of Margarita
Island. This port is also comparatively,
near the asphalt beds, which are in dis
pute" between the New York and Ber
mudez Company aod the "Warner-Qulnlan
Syndicate. After a short stay here the
Mayflower will proceed to La Guayra; t^e
seaport of Caracas. 1 and her commanding
officer will communicate with Mr. Russell,
the -American Charge d' Affairs, and per
haps go .to Caracas and call upon Presi
dent Castro. From La Guayra the May
flower will steam to Puerto Gabello, one
of the battlefields of Castro's revolution
ary campaign. -:• ¦.^r:>-.- ''.'.'¦ - • . = .
: The department asserts that the May
flower's stay In Venezuelan waters will
be limited to a -few days, and. they pro
fess to believe 'that "beneficial efforts will
flow from it. i ', .v" : :¦¦¦•.: -¦¦_•;¦-'.''• ., :
Isaac C. Stoddard Will
Be Secretary of
Long' List of OfBcials Named
For High Military
WASHINGTON. June 6.— The President
has made the following appointments:
Interior Department — Isaac C. Stoddard of
Stoddard. Ariz., Secretary of Arizona Territory,
to succeed Charles j H. Akera, whose term ex
pires to-morrow. , *. > '
• Treasury Department — Henry C. Fisher, sec
ond lieutenant revenue cutter service.
War Department— Cavalry: Colonel, Albert
E. Woodson; lieutenant colonel. John B. Kerr;
majors— Ezra B. Fuller and Robert P. "Waln
wrlzbt. • -' ¦' C-
First lieutenants— Frank P. Amos, ' Perry W.
Arnold, Julian A. Benjamin, - Louis R. Ball,
Conrad S. Babcock, Herbert J.. Brees, Joseph
A. Baer, John J. Boniface, Fred B. Buchanan,
David H. Biddell, Phillip W." Corbusier, George
B. Comley. Edward Calvert, Dorsey Cullen.
Malln Craig, Guy Cushman, William B. Cowen,
Leslie A. Chapman, Francis H. Cameron Jr..
Frank- 1." Case, Warren Dean, Ben B. Dorcy,
Clark D. Dudley, Edward Davis. James E.
Fecht, Robert C. Foy, Roger 8.1 Fitch. WUllara
D. Forsythe, Ferdinand W. Fonda. Charles C.
Farmer Jr., Hamilton Foley. Lewis Forester.
Patrick W. Galeney. SamuerR. Gleaves, James
Goethe, Walter B. Grant, - James Huston.
Charles G..' Harvey. Fred W. Hershler. Edwm
A. Hlckman, Paul T. Haynes Jr.. Grayson V.
Heidt, Freeborn P. Holcomb, Charles 8.
Haight. Russell T. Hazzard. Stuart Heintzel
man, Wilson G.Heaton, Evan H. Humphrey.
Frederick C. Johnson, Robert F. Jackson, Wil
liam I. Karnes, Albert A. King, Leon B. Kro
mer. Aubrey Llpplncott, John D. Long, Fltz
hugh Lee Jr., Douglas McCaskey, John McClin
tock. - Albert M. McClure, Charles E. McCul
lough, James M. McKinley, ' Reginald E. Mc-
Nally, Morton C. Mumm. Lewis Moore, Charles
F. r Martin. Willy V. Morris. . G«org» V. H.
Mosely, Guy S. Norvell. Llewellyn W. Oliver,
Henry W. .'Parker, Samuel B. Pearson, Bruce
Palmer. Samuel A. Purvlance. Anton H. Pot
ter, Dennis P. Quinlan. James C. Rhea, James
O. Ross, Verne La Strickwell. E. Holland Ru
bottom, C. A. Romyn. Hugh A. . Roberts, Wal
lace B. Scales, Edward A. ' Sturgess, Dexter
Sturgess. Richard M. ' Thomas, James D. Til
ford. . Theodore B. Taylor. Dan Van Voorheea.
John "Watson, William H. Winters. Frank O.
.Whttlock. Robert E. Wood. Warren. Wfaitstd*.
; John W. Wllen. RoBert R. Wallack. Oeorga
i William* and Hubert I* Wiarmore.
. Second lieutenants— Robert M. Barton, Oliver
.P. M. Hazzard, Solomon Jeffers, Ben Lear Jr.,
Alvin 8. Perkins, Arthur Poillon, Kyle. Rucker.
Otto.W. Rethorst. Edmund B. Tompkhw and
Emery S. West. : .
Infantry— First lieutenants: George R. Arm-,
stronr, Howard S. Avery. Ell Lewis Admire,
Georjfe E. Ball, • Frederick W. Benton, Thomas
I* Brower, Olln R. Booth. Joseph W. Beacham
Jr..: William S. Bradford. John L.. Bond. Henry
M. Bankhead. George W. Brandle, Lawrence
F. Butler, Arthur S. ¦ Cowan, Wallace M.
Cralgie. Willis P. Cbleman. Nell A. Campbell.
Joaephua S. Cecil. Harry J. Collins, Andrew J.
Dougherty^ Charles T. - Doster, Dolliver P.
Dockery Jr., Frederick R. Dunlck. C. R.DU
llng-ham. George A. Denmore, Oliver S. Eak
ridge, Milton A. Elliott Jr.. H. J. Erickson.
Kurtz Epply, George D. Freeman Jr.. Edgar A.
Fry, James W. Furlow. George L Feit«r. Albert
A. Foreman, William R. Gibson, Frederick
Geodeck, Francis "HT. Healy, Wlnfleld Harper.
Harry A. Hageman, Henry A. Hanigan, Ernest
Hagedorn, Raymond W. Hardenberg. Horace
P. Hobbs. Frank B. Hawkins. Charles E. Hay
Jr., G. A. Hadsell, Ernest E. Haskell, Paul
Har»t, Joseph Herring. William E. Hunt. Jack
Hayes, Jam's Justice. John E. James, Walte C.
Johnson, j Graham L. Johnson, Alden C.
Knowles. Knud Knudsen, William A. Kent.
Frank R. Lang, Joel R. Lee, Millard Little,
Dupont B. Lyon. Charles L. McKay, Ralph Mc-
Coy, Edgar A. Myer, Charles McClura Jr.,
Waiter B. McCaskey. Francis J, McConnell,
James Mayer. William McCammon Jr./ Samuel
W. Noye3, Clarence S. Nettles, Ephraim G.
Peyton, James K. Parsons, Walter G.Penfleld.
Howard C. Price. Joseph K. Partello. Allen
Parker, Ernest M. Reeve, George S. Richards
Jr., Hector A. Roblchon, J.- B. Rsames, Wli
liarn L. Reed. Lon L. Roach. Richard P. Rffen
berlck Jr., : Henry. A. Ripley,- Edward W. Rob
. inson. Reuben Smith. Alden Smith Jr.. Bernard
Sharp; • George ¦ E. Stewart, John , B. Sanford,
Richard Smith, Arthur M. Shipp, George B.
Sharon, Edward R. Stone, Walter C. Sweeney,
Fred E. Smith, William S.. Sinclair, Earl W.
Tanner, Grosvenor L. Townsend, John R.
Thomas "Jr.. -George' S. 'Tiffany, Thomas A.
Vicars; Louis J. Van Schaik. Eldred D. WVar
fleld, John W. Wright, James T. Watson,
Charles Weeks, William H. Waldron, Arthur
P. Watts, Rhinelanaer Waldo; Harry A. Wood
ruff, Robert H. Westcott, Henry Watterson Jr..
Alfred McC. "Wilson. Charles L. Willard. Sam
uel W. "Widdlneld, George W. Wallace. ' •
. Second lieutenants — Charles E* Carpenter,
Clarence C. Culver, Clyde B. Crusan, Allen T.
Crockett, Leonard I* Dietrich, John T.' Dunn.
Albert U. Falkner. William C- Fltzpatrick.
William B. Graham. William M. Goodale. Wal
ter Harvey, Cleveland C. Lansing, Dewltt
Lyles. Burton J. Mitchell, Edwin J. Knowles.
James G. Taylor. Kaolin I* Whltaon and Jo
seph C. Wilson. ¦ ¦
. Judge advocate, rank of colonel— Stephen W.
Groesbeck. ...
Judge advocate, rank of lieutenant colonel-
Edgar S. Dudley.
, First ' lieutenant in artillery corps— John W.
Kllbreth Jr. . - -
Second lieutenant In artillery corps— Joseph
Captain in corps of engineers— James P. Levy.
Captain in signal corps— Edward B. Ives.
.Quartermaster, rank of captain— William E.
Horton. : v. .-¦'.•¦ >¦¦ :
Commissary, rank of captain — Thomas Frank
lin. I . . ¦ .- .
Surgeons of volunteers, rank of major— Sbnon
J. Fraser, Howard A. Grube, Richard S. Gris
wold. -Abraham L. • Halnes, Damazo T. Lalne.
Assistant surgeon, rank of first lieutenant in
the Porto Rico Regiment, United States Volun
teer Infantry— S. Moret. •:*« •-
He Returned Becently toy United
States on Furlough From 'the 1
: .Philippines. \
CLEVELAND, -June 6.— Major George
Arthur, assistant paymaster of the United
States army, who recently returned from
the Philippines, died suddenly at the Wed
dell House !n this city early to-day. He
was about 45 years old and unmarried.
Major Arthur arrived at the hotel at a
very early hour and sat down in a chair
in : the lobby. - Shortly afterward on at
tache of the hotel found him gasping for
breath and unconscious. He was at once
removed to. a room, but 3oon expired. < The
physicians - believe that death resulted
ironi hemorrhage of "the stomach' or lungs.
An autopsy will be held.
Last fall, while in pursuit of his duties
as paymaster of the trocps attached to a
remote post In the Philippines. Major Ar
thur was attacked by a number - of
drunken soldiers, ?who attempted to get
poDsesslon of his cash box. In the fight
which followed Major Artur was badly
beaten. He was sent < to the • hospital at
Manila on his return and : when able to
leave the | hospital , camp home on , a fur
lough. He had practically recovered, from
his wounds and had beon in good health'
recently. Deceased was n son of Pi M. Ar- !
thur, grand chief of the Brotherhood of
Locomotive Engineers, t, -^ :;,,.,",(,'
Kansas Professor Displeases Univer
sity Trustees Vby Spreading
.Alleged Heretical Doctrines.
KANSAS CIT5T, June 6.— A special to the
Star' from Salina, Kan:, says : • .
- ' The i, trustees of ' the Kansas Wesleyan
University have refused to re-elect Profes
sor F. , D. Tubbs to the chair of natural
sciences, which he has held for the past
two years. The cause of dismissal is what
Is known among the Methodist clergy as
"hipher criticism" of the Bible. a mild
phrase for heresy. No formal charges are
preferred against Dr. Tubbs. The trus
tees simply left him out In making up
their faculty ; for the .- ccming ¦ year. Dr.
Tubbs returned two-or three years ago
from South America, having' been sta
tioned in Argentine as 3 missionary. It
is said that his theological views at that
time were responsible for his recall, and
after his return . he was " warned, not to
spread 'his doctrines among the students.
If is "said he has been holding private
classes at his home on '.'Higher Criticism."
The students are circulating a petition of
remonstrance - against • Dr.' Tubbs' re
moval.;- :'••¦ •.-¦•"-.•'¦•,-.'-.;¦.- i '.;-...t!i
-Noted Surgeon Commits Suicide.'
LONDON, June 6.— Dr. Thomas Bond, a
well known surgeon and ? analyst, com
mitted suicide to-day by throwing himself
from 'a third-story window' of -his resi
dence. He had been suffering from melan
cholia for some time. Dr.- Bond, besides
being >the late- Mr. Gladstone's surgeon
was noted • in connection with investiga
tions and discoveries In, the cases of sev
eral sensational crimes, notably the Le
froy, Lamson and Camp murders. .
Disqualified by Weak Eyes.
' WEST POINT. N. T., June 6.— No official
report has yet been made by the medical
examining board, but In official circles it Is
said that about 25 per cent of the. young
men who , yesterday presented themselves
for entrance examination at the military
academy were found physically disquali
fied, mainly on account of weak eyes. The
examinations of the Installed candidates
will be finished to-morrow.
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