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KANSAS CITY, June 7.— Part of
the morning In the trial of Lulu-; Prince Kennedy for murdering her husband was taken up In ar guing the" privilege claimed by. the State of bringing In testimony bear- . Ing on the acts, conduct and character of 1 the prisoner previous to : the killing. Tha defense argued strongly that Inasmuch as, the plea of insanity' would be made in be half of .the prisoner, such- evidence was not relevant. The jury was sent from the room while the point was argued. Judge Wofford- finally decided "that such evi dence could be introduced, and Prosecutor Hadley resumed the examination of. his witnesses. \; ! . The officers who arrested Mrs. Kennedy and the patrol driver recited the trip with the prisoner to the jail, but nothing Im portant was elicited. They said she was cool. F. W. Herford, the driver, met C. Continued From Page One. tended something in the way of territorial gain was due to the : fact - that German capitalists, /were r'i acquiring, -lands ; sur rounding .- the harbor; where • the German cruiser * afterward ] came to make - sound-* ings."- ' • . ¦:- -<':':,:¦.:¦¦-¦¦¦ .\->?:.-jv? \NEW -YORK, June 7.— The' injunction proceedings \ brought , : by , George D. ; Mum ford " and St. . George L. Fox Hltt, who claim C to be < the ¦ owners of the Ecuador Development Company, ;¦ to • restrain the Ecuadorian Association ' (limited), . which, it vis alleged, wrongfully obtained posses sion ; of a , majority i of , the 1 stock . of . the equipment company, from > issuing deben ture : bonds • in the ; sum of £1,000,000, have been discontinued. .' '..: • . An Injunction Abandoned. LONDON. June' 8.— The Dally Express publishes the ¦ following ' dispatch ¦ from Vienna:- : a- band' of brigands' held ? up, a mall coacli ;'near Retsag., •„ Hungary, strangled the driver,, maimed the guards, ransacked the mall bags and escaped with plunder valued at £5000. . T - . Guards Are Maimed by the Bandits - and Twenty-Five^ Thousand . - ' Dollars Stolen. HITNGARIAN BRIGANDS, STRANGLE j COACH DRIVER OPELOUSAS.Ala., June 7.— A tornado passed across the northwestern corner of this . town at 4:15 o'clock • to-day and al most completely demolished the extensive buildings of the Saint Landry Cotton Oil Mill, killed a white boy aged 14 years and seriously -injured John \ Zoder, , a young white man, both of whom were • employed in the mill; completely demolished the residences of W. B. Lewis, William C. Lewis and Steven Melance and damaged a portion of the office building of the Opel ousas Ice , and' Bottling 'Works. The path cf the cyclone was 400 yards wide.- ings Are Demolished in Alabama. Boy Is Killed and a Number of Build- SMALIi TORNADO RIPS - THE EDGE OFF A TOWN Vickers* Sons & Maxim, who allowed the Bethlehem Company to slip frohi their hands because of a difference of 60 cents a share. .made an effort on Thurs day night to buy it from Mr. Schwab. It is said that their representative went to him at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York and offered a price which would have netted him a profit of 52,000,000, but which he declined to accept. PHILADELPHIA.. June 7.— The North American to-morrow will say: It Is au thoritatively • stated that Charles M. Schwab is the real purchaser of the Beth lthem Steel Company, and that the United States Steel Corporation, of which he is president, has no part in the deal. Schwab Is understood to have bought the property to protect his own Interests. The deal ¦ was closed Thursday afternoon, v.-hen Schwab, through a representative, bought 80.000 shares -of Bethlehem from Joseph Wharton and 60.000 shares from Robert P. Llnderman. This, with 20,000 shares boueht in the open market, gave him 160,000 out of 300,000 shares into which the capital stock of the Bethlehem Steel Company is divided. It was agreed that he should take the remaining stock on the same terms upon which the got the Wharton and Linderman holdings. It Is known that the price paid Is $24 50 a share, but- that the sellers got some thing additional' in' the shape of a divl d«-rd to be divided prior to transferring their stock. tect His Interests. Control of tlie Company to Pro- SCHWAB THE PURCHASER OF BETHLEHEM STOCK Steel Corporation President Buys THE WOMAN ON TRIAL FOR MURDER AND THE HUS BAND SHE KILLED... Kills -Woman and Ends His Life. ; ROCKFORD, 111., June 7.— Nels Nelson, a" farmhand .working | near | Kingston, | en raged -by the refusal of Mrs. John LedJg, a wealthy widow, to become his wife, shot and instantly killed -her. and seriously in jured her. sister, Mrs. Peter Wing. .When closely pressed . by ; citizens who pursued him - Nelson committed' suicide. ' - Young to Relieve Shafter. ..WASHINGTON, ¦.June -7.— Major Gen eral. S., B. . M. Young, f who Is now In .this city, will- assume command of the De partmentr of ?• Calif ornia" on i the 30th " In stant; relieving Major .General Shafter, whose :. commission ;' as .major general of volunteers :wlll; expire, on; that date.'' z ¦' American Association Believes It Is I» Necessary for Discipline, Moi> - :'. ' ality and Sanitation. • ST. PAUL, June 7.— By unanimous vote, although with small attendance, the American Medical Association this after noon adopted the , resolution asking for tho re-establlshment of the army post canteen. The resolution adopted. is as fol lows ; , * ¦ ' " "Resolved, • That this body deplores the action of Congress in abolishing the army post exchange or canteen, and in the In terest of discipline, morality and sanita tion recommends Its re-establlshment at the earliest possible date." •- ¦ . - • ,-The general sessions of the' association came. to an end to-day. .To-night at- 10 o'clock a special on the Northern Pacific carried 250 of the doctors and their wives on a trip through Yellowstone Park. The party will - reach /' the Mammoth Hot Springs at noon Sunday. , . y. Disastrous Blaze Destroys Houses. LEXINGTON,, Ky., June ' 7.— The . Otis cooper - shop ; was burned this afternoon and the firo communicated to other build ings so rapidly , that it , waa feared for some time that the ¦ city would-be laid in ashes. The fire was beyond control from 2 to 4 p. m. . Twenty-three houses, mostly tenements, were destroyed with their contents. / Loss, « $80,000. MEDICAL MEN APPEAL * FOR THE ARMY CANTEEN ¦ ¦ Water- Basins. -, ¦ • , . WASHINGTON, -June 7.— The naval board appointed under the terms of an a;ct of Congress to examine into the ad vantages of Lakes Union and Washing ton, in the State of Washington, near Seattle, as fresh water basins for laying up naval. vessels, has made an adverse re port upon the proposition. . The majority, composed of Captain Thomas Perry, senior member; Lieutenant Commanders G. H. Peters and G. "W. Willlts and En sign J. W. Ensign, recorder.^ find In sub stance, after careful examination that, having in view the best interest and wel fare of the navy, a fresh water basin in -this location, separated by some distance from the naval station on Puget Sound, would be very expensive to maintain, and In the end one or the other would have to be abandoned. ¦ The minority of the board, composed of Captain W. B. Burrellland Naval Con structor Frank H. Hibbs, make a" strong plea in favor of the proposed naval basin and discuss at some length the engineer ing work which would be required to car ry out the project. Naval Board Benders Adverse Report on Proposition for Fresh OBJECTIONS OFFERED TO T.ATTrTS FOR WABSHIPS At the time of* his death Hugh Tevls was not engaged in any business. He was formerly, a member' of the firm of Co burn, Tevis & Co., but some little while ago sold out his Interest to the Whittlers and did not subsequently, engage in : any business. At the time of his marriage, besides the elegant home he was having Hugh Tevis was the second'' son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Tevis and brother of Dr Harry Tevis, Will Tevis, Mrs. Frederick Sharon and Mrs. Gordon Blanding. /Mr Tevis was twice married. The first Mrs Tevis was a daughter of the late Judge Boalt. After a few years of happy mar ried life the young wife died, leaving her husband a daughter, Alice Tevis, who Is now 8 years old. Was Twice Married. From -San Jose Mr. and Mrs. Tevis went to Del Monte, so as to be near the magnificent new home -Mr. Tevis was having built and which he intended as a home for his bride. Suddenly both Mr. and Mrs. Tevis became possessed with the idea that they must have a Japanese room and garden in.their Monterey home. With this end In view they decided upon the ¦ trip to the ¦ Orient which has ter minated so fatally for one of them. On the 10th of April Hugh Tevls and Miss Cornelia Baxter were married. It was first intended that the ceremony take place at the Tevis home on- Taylor street, but, owing to the delicate state of Mrs. Lloyd Tevis' health, it was feared that the excitement might prove too much for her and so it was finally arranged that the wedding be celebrated at the Palace Hotel, in the apartments of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Baxter, the parents of the beautiful young bride. Although there were not more than a dozen people at the ceremony, and those the immediate relatives of the contracting parties, as much attention was paid to the details of the wedding as though all the many friends of the happy couple were to have been present. Dr. Harry Tevls person ally superintended the decorations of the apartments where the solemn words were spoken. Thousands of gorgeous American Beauty roses were used i in making the room beautiful. The bride's gown was one of the most magnificent creations ever seen m this city. Dr. Foute of Grace Church performed the ceremony and after -the company had pledged the health of the newly wedded couple bride and groom left on a special for ¦ San Jose, where the first few days of the honeymoon were spent. Hugh Tevis' death is the tragic ending of a romance filled with exciting incidents. A little over two months ago he met the lady who to-day mourns him/ - Her won drous beauty at once captivated the mil lionaire and three weeks after he met her he held her promise to wed. in spite of lhe fact that she was engaged to another man. Tevis was madly in love with the girl he wooed and won so quickly. The few Ehort weeks of the enjoyment were spent continually at her side. He kept her rooms at the Palace- Hotel filled with the choicest flowers. He went" calling with her upon his most intimate friends - friends that make up the .exclusive circle of his mother, and to all he told of his great and wondrous happiness. Cause of Death Unknown. Pending the receipt of particulars It cannot be conjectured with anything like certainty in what manner the final sum mons came. It was rumored " yesterday that deceased had a weak heart and that the cause of death was probably heart failure. Members of the family, however, deny that Mr. Tevls was ever in any way troubled with any organic disease, and are inclined to believe that cholera was the cause of his untimely end. Several years ago, when Hugh Tevls made a tour of the Orient, he was stricken with chol era and ever since, it Is said, he showed predisposition to contract maladies of that nature. Hugh Tevis was no more and- that his widow would leave for San Francisco on June 29. . When the message came Mrs. Lloyd Tevis was at Del Monte. Early yester day morning Dr. Tevis chartered a spe cial train and went down to meet his mother, who decided. to return immediate ly to her home in this city. With his usual gentle consideration for his parent, Dr. Tevis only showed her the first cable gram, which told of the dangerous illness of her son, and not until her arrival at her home was the sad news made known. Ten Million Dollars in Bonds Formally j Transferred. LONDON, June 7.— Andrew Carnegie signed a deed to-day transferring $10,000, 000 in 5 per cent United States Steel Cor- poratlon bonds to trustees for the benefit of the universities of Scotland. • The amount becomes • immediately -available, next ' installment of interest can be used for the October ' term. ¦". :^" The trustees are the" Earls of Elgin and Rosebery, Lords Balfour of. Burleigh (Chief Secretary for' Scotland), 'Kelvin Reay and Klnnear, Sir. Henry Campbell-' Bannerman, N A. J. Balf our, ; James Bryce, John- Morley,* Sir Robert , Pul lar, Sir. Henry E. Roscoe,' Thomas' Shaw. M. P.;. Richard B. ttaldane, M. P.; the Lords Provost of Edinburgh ¦ and Glasgow, the Provost of Dunfermllne and one trustee each from the Scottish uni versities. • '¦: ¦-•¦ •¦ ¦¦ . :'.*':•: ••-• . ; : . The deed * contains a preamble • saying "that Carnegie, having retired from active business, deems it to be his duty and one of his highest privileges to administer the wealth which has come to him as a trust In; behalf of others, entertaining- the con fident belief that one of .the best means ¦of .'discharging : that trust is • providing , funds for spreading and improving the i opportunities for scientific research of the universities of Scotland.'hls native land, and by rendering the attendance easier. > A constitution, as.it is' called; is W at tached to th«$ deed, directing , that half the income- be devoted • to Increasing .the facilities for the • study of j science, medi cine, modern languages, history and Eng lish literature. The other half is to pay fees . and • assist students 'In other / ways, regardless of sex, and in aid of prepara tory schools,.* evening classes and : otter means. of education outside the universi ties.- ¦-- • .-.' . . : -. ''¦;::¦¦.' ...¦•¦ ¦¦'-,¦¦ -. i ."The details of Carnegie's project arelre ceiyed •with universal • 'approval. : ¦ • "The name r of. Carnegie,".-, says rthe:*- Morning Post, "should • be : regarded " with • profound esteem, which in time doubtless will be come veneration,, by' the country he has so widely^ and \ nobly; endowed." -: ", W. Prince, her father, at the door of the Ridge building, where the murder took place, and he appeared excited. Leon Winters testified to having seen Bert Prince, one of the prisoner's broth ers, In the building neftr Kennedy's of fice soon after the shooting. Miss Bert C. Litchfleld testified to talk-, ing with Bert Prince near the scene a few minutes after the murder. • "Did he say anything about the shoot ing?" asked Prosecutor Hadley. "Yes," replied the witness. The defense objected to the witness re peating Prince's conversation, and the ob jection was sustained. Dr. R. ' O. Cross testified to Mrs. Ken nedy visiting his office in October last, two months before her marriage with Kennedy. She' had said her name was Mrs. Case Patten and that her husband was a professional baseball player. She had been recently married to Patten, she told witness, but did not want the fact made known, as Patten might lose his position on the ball team. She stated she was in a delicate condition, but he. could not tell positively if this, were a fact and did not prescribe for her. She came twice again and asked him for treatment for her condition, which he refused. Dr. Cross then told of her calling, on him a. fourth time, on January 10; the day of the murder, when she told him that she was not Mrs. Patten, but she was Mrs. Kennedy. She asked him to go to Kennedy and tell him she was still in the "same condition." She said that Kennedy SCOTS RECIVE CARNEGIE GIFT Morocco's Sultan Sends - Gifts to Britain's ' Sovereign. ' When : the deputation was officially \ re ceived at the Portsmouth pier by Admiral Aldrich i and General Sir . Baker Russell, the reception .was abruptly suspended to allow ¦ the ladles> closely .'.veiled,; to pass down the ¦ gangplank to the sumptuous, special train, all Europeans being obliged to retire meanwhile. ...-¦. i .¦••-.-. During vthe drive In royal carriages from Victoria station, this city, the ladies were also carefully, secluded, the carriage attendants and others turning their backs while the ladies entered • and left their ve hicles. . ¦' -¦¦•.•¦• ¦.'••¦¦ v ••.¦:¦¦¦ : .. - ¦: ¦• .•»¦¦;¦ ¦ The Embassador; of .Morocco brings King Edward two irare Atlas Mountain sheep, -twenty Arab horses .-. and twenty mules. " The ; official reception .will take place Monday. . • : -. y ,. , .¦¦¦. ... : : . LONDON, June 7.— A ; special embassy from. the. Sultan of Morocco bearing con gratulations to I King Edward on his ac cession to \the throne created . consider able excitement on Its arrival here. : The embassy, which Is ¦ headed by ; Kaid El Mohedr El- Menebehi, Minister of War, numbers twenty-nine persons, .Including the Embassador's two. wives.- , \ • GERMAN ACTION IS SUSPICIOUS intended to bring suit to have their mar- m _^^^^ p^ riage set aside. -¦-»'¦..• »^^^^ "The papers will- be i served to-night,", % she had said, "and my father will make me fight the annulment proceedings and everything will come out." , . ' Dr. Cross went to Kennedy's,, office and •!• — — ; — '¦ ! ' -»J> delivered his message. Mrs. Kennedy fol- . lowed the doctor closely, and before the THE WOMAN ON TRIAL FOR latter had time to . turn away she had n>rrrD™?r> a-kt-i-. mtTr „..„ asked Kennedy if he intended to live with ,. MURDER AND THE HUS her, receiving a negative answer; and . BAND SHE KILLED., began firing at him. -¦ . William Shaw, at whose house Case 4* — ¦ — '¦ ; — ¦ — — — - •* Patten had boarded, told of the ball play- • • . . • , er and Mrs. Kennedy, being in each oth- ten had taken her ring to Westport N. er's company a great deal between July Y. : Later she said she had gone to New and October, 1900, and Mrs. Kennedy's York and got the ring, calling at the house frequently to find The city physician described the wounds Patten. , , ' ,„ " on Kennedy's Dody-and the manner of his City Detective O'Hare testified that death: During the recital of this testl- Mrs. Kennedy had come to the police sta- : mony Mrs. Kennedy • constantly kept her tion in October and complained that Pat- face covered and cried. . , • •¦ Cruiser's Presence Off "Venezuela Not All Explained. LONDON, June, 7.— Whatever- designs; Germany' may i have toward - possessing the island of Margarita, Venezuela, the matter has not , reached that diplomatic stage where the United States Govern ment could take official note of It.. Former United States Minister: Loomis,. who re cently arrived "here, said to-night: ' ... "It is no unusual thing to see foreign warships taking soundings along V the coasts. So far as I can learn the German cruiser -Vlnetta was simply doing in the harbor of the island of Margarita .what the British and American ships have done elsewhere in the iwaters of other South; American countries. 'While it is. true that the harbor of • Juan Griego "¦- would" offer splendid facilities for ; any of ' the ; Euro pean powers as a coaling station;«espe cially if the isthmus were cut through, I do. not think there was any- ultimate pur pose of the kind when. the Vinetta made her soundings. : - •.:¦'¦ y »••¦ •¦ . ¦?-¦.". v "When the subject: was first mentioned last fall .it provoked . considerable Indig nation ; among S the more bellicose " papers in Venezuela; but 'as, nothing, appeared to I come out of it the matter died a' natural death. >; Within' the last two months the question. has been rwived,- but it does not attract % the same attention , in j Venezuela as^ it appears to , have done In America. Officially ,1 know nothing about it beyond what I ¦ saw . in - the : papers, according, to which it ' appears : that * the German . Gov ernment r has ; offered a; disclaimer -'to Washington '¦ against the ;• imputation that territorial. aggrandizement is . intended." • "C.'Is . German : influence . of ¦ any , great : mo-' ment in,. Venezuela?", was asked. ' .--••:¦-; '^Numerically, ¦ no; but financially, yes," LoomiSianswered.,.;"The"number; of ; Ger man residents ; is small. -As, they ; mostly retain -German; citizenship they -can hard ly .be properly i considered 'a factor in the domestic ; policies of . the country, but , their Importance '•! Is ' out of - all ', proportion Li to their- numbers when their/ financial posi tion is considered.- For instances the first grounds ? of .:• suspicion 5 that 5 Germany ,* in- , It is recalled by those who search for ill omens in such cases that the great wedding cake prepared with all the skill of the confectioner's art came to grief at the Palace Hotel. A waiter who was car rying it stumbled and the cake was dashed to the floor. Its elaborate figures in frosting were sadly marred. Hasty re pairs were made by the hotel confection ers, but the beauty of the cake was spoiled. Messages of condolence kept pouring in at the Tevis home all day, but the family : denied themselves to all callers. Out of respect to the memory of Hugh Tevls the flag of the University Club has been flown at half-mast. The news of Hugh Tevis' death was a terrible shock to his family and friends. His mother is completely prostrated by the blow and so are his brother Harry and hfs sister, Mrs. Gordon Blanding, who ar,e with her. Will Tevls is in New York and Mrs. Frederick Sharon in Paris, where she has made ' her home for many years. constructed at Monterey and which, it is said, he has deeded to his wife, he had a fine city residence and an elegant place at Bakersfleld. Storm Prevents Passion Play. VANCOUVER, B. C, June 7.— The pre sentation of the "Passion Play" by the Indians at Chilllwack has been postponed until to-morrow on account of a heavy rainstorm. SAN JOSE, June 7.— Charles von Lon» was instantly killed yesterday while fell ing trees at Miracle's mill, In the Santa Cruz Mountains. A large limb fell and struck him on the head, crushing his skull. He was 26 years of age. Killed by a Palling Tree. LOS ANGELES. June 7.— Unitarian women from all parts of the State were present to-day at the annual convention of the Women's Alliances of the Pacific Coast. The election of officers resulted as follows: President, Miss Elizabeth B. Easton of San Francisco; first vice presi dent. Mrs. Horace Davis of San Fran cisco; second vice president, Mrs. Thom as L. Eliot of Portland. Or. ; third vice president, Dr. Mariette Marsh of Seattle; recording secretary, Mrs. E. F. Dinsmore, 825 Capp street, San Francisco; corre sponding secretary, Mrs. F. N. Fletcher of Berkeley: treasurer, Mrs. William H. Baurhyte of Alameda. .; . .::¦ • Unitarian Women Elect Officers. LONDON, June 7.— -The English censor of plays has forbidden the production of "The First Visit," an English version of the younger Dumas' "Une Visite de No ces," in which the American actress Bev erly Silgreaves was to have played the leading role, beginning at the Garrick Theater .Wednesday next. ¦;'.¦- j ' Play Forbidden by Censor. WASHINGTON, June 7.— Commissioner of Internal Revenue Yerkes has ruled that under the revenue reduction act of March 2, 1901, which will go into effect July 1, the bonds of contractors for Gov ernment work will not be required to be stamped. Will Not Bequire Stamps. Mrs. Lulu Prince Kennedy Keeps Her Face Covered in Court and Cries as the Prosecution Presents Ali the Damaging Evidence Relating to the Shooting of the Victim of Her Wrath—Insanity Plea Is Combated MANILA, June 7.— Senor Dancel, the representative of the Federal party, who has been trying to induce General CaJHes to surrender, returned from Laguna prov ince to-day. He has been talking with the rebel chieftain for eight days. Senor Dancel brought a long document from Cailles to General MacArthur, in which he states the terms on which he will sur render. The nature of the terms is not known, but Cailles promises to surrender if they are acceptable at any time and place designated by MacArthur. General Chaffee sailed to-day on the transport Sumner for Legaspi, province of Albay. and other ports. General MacArthur will probably sail for home in July on the transport Sum ner, which will be fitted up for his use. He will return to the United States by wav of Japan and the Pacific Ocean. Karl Enkelsjon, the Norwegian arrested some time ago by secret service officers on suspicion of being a spy in the employ of the. Filipino Junta at Hongkong, also accused of embezzlement, was found guilty of the latter charge to-day and sen tenced to four months' imprisonment. The charge of espionage was not pressed. TRAGIC ENDING OF HUGH TEVIS' ROMAHTIC MARRIAGE. Surrendering. Trying to Make a Bargain Before CAILLES SUBMITS TERMS. CALL BUREAU, 1406 G STREET. N. •W.. WASHINGTON, June 7.— In order to establish civil government in the Philip pines and keep up the fiction of military government considered necessary to pre^ vent collision with the decisions of the Su preme Court, the suggestion has been made that William E. Taft; chairman of the Philippines Commission, i be given a commission in the regular army. This suggestion was advanced at the, meeting of the Cabinet held to-day, when the question of establishment of civil govern ment was thoroughly discussed. If Judge Taft is given a commission in the army it would be that of a junior officer, and in this case he would be ranked by many of ficers, but it is stated as he is in control, he would in his civil capacity as Governor receive all proper recognition. The question to which special attention was given, by the Cabinet was: "How far can the President go in estab lishing civil government, taking Into con sideration the Supreme Court decisions and existing conditions?" • In some parts of the archipelago mili tary rule is absolutely essential for the protection of persons friendly to Ameri can sovereignty, while .in others peace prevails and it would be unjust to keep these districts under a military adminis tration. It is the desire of the President to give the Filipinos the largest measure of self-government consistent with their capabilities and the situation. Major General MacArthur, it was again announced to-day, would be detached from duty as Governor General of the Philippines on July 1 and ordered home. As official statements heretofore made have indicated that General MacArthur would only be withdrawn when civil gov ernment was established, the impression prevailed at the War Department that civil government under Secretary Root would be formally established on that date. Special Dispatch to The Call. Cabinet Considers Plan to Prevent a Clash "With the Recent Decisions. Fiction of a Military Government for the Philippines. JUDG E TAFT MAY ENTER THE ARMY WASHINGTON, June 7.— Major G. W. Ruthers, chief commissary ef the-Depart ment of Northern "Luzon, ! in' a letter 'to Commissary General WestOn, dated' April 15, says there are 33S' stations in that-de partment with about 25,000 troops, and that the supplying of an army of this size divided into many stations is much- more difficult than if it was an army , in one body. Besides the troops, there were at, that time several thousand prisoners who' were being fed by the Government. The subsistence department,' ¦ he says, -is in superb condition and many gratifying re ports are received from all the officers. General Wheaton has taken occasion sev eral times to speak in the highest terms of the commissary department.. ' Major Ruthers devotes considerable space in his letter to the subject of beef supply. For the most part the meat ra tion served the troops is the refrigerated or frozen beef, although at some of the interior points where there is neither rail or water transportation this supply is necessarily curtailed. He had sent beef sixty miles into the interior with bull carts. He noted as a remarkable fact that this beef was transported through a country infested with ladrones and small bands of insurgents, yet the cart drivers and supplies were not molested. He says they must have paid toll: to. the' tribal chiefs, for had the supplies been accom panied by escorts there would have been a daily ambush. He says there is need of, more water transportation, and if he had it he would use more frozen beef, as the influence on the sick report Is quite marked: the more fresh meat used the better the health of the troops. The na tive beef, from which the animal" heat is not entirely departed, is not healthy. Major Ruthers says the beef stew with vegetables is the finest component of the ration ever put into the hands. of troops and is highly praised by them. He also says that the standard emergency ration has given very grood satisfaction. At the same time, he adds: "A ration of stew and vegetables, one pound of hard bread in tin and a tablet of chocolate. I would put against any so called emergency ever manufactured, and it would not cause intestinal irritation, of which some complaint 's made." In this connection he mentions the de mand for sauerkraut. Without abundance of nutritious food, he said,, the health of Americans cannot be maintained in the Luzon climate. The health of Filipinos living on American food, he says, is much better than those living on native foods. Major Ruthers Reports on Meat -Rations • in the • Philippines. Wheaton Compliments Luzon Food-Supply | Department. COMMISSARIES AWARDED PRAISE Communication Which. Cubans Pub lished in Violation of a Confidence. WASHINGTON, . June 7.-During ;the conference between Secretary Root and the Cuban y Commission the Secretary wrote a letter to Senator Platt of Connec ticut, ' Who introduced . the Platt amend ment, asking, for his views relative to in tervention as mentioned In the third clause of the amendment. Senator Tlatt replied, and his. letter was furnished to the commission confidentially by the Sec retary of War and was incorporated into and made a part of the acceptance of the Platt amendment by the constitutional convention. The letter, however, appeared in a Havana paper and to-day, was made public by the War Department. Follow ing is the>text of the -letter: • .-¦ ' I am. In receipt of your letter of • this date, in . whjch'. you. say that the members of .' the commission of -the Cuban constitutional con vention fear that the .provisions, relative, to in tervention ¦ In the third clause J of the : amend ment, which has come to bear; my name, may _ have the 'effect of ', preventing, the'-lndeperrd-' ence of Cuba, and In reality establish a-pro tectorate or- suzerainty by ' th« -.United States, ! and you request that I express .my .views o£ the question raised. ¦' >•-;'•; - ¦ •¦ - In reply, I beg to state that the amendment was carefully prepared with the I object of avoiding any possible idea that by the ac ceptance thereof the constitutional - convention would thereby establish a protectorate or suzerainty, or In any manner whatsoever com promise the independence or sovereignty of Cuba; and, speaking for myself, it seems Im possible that such an -Interpretation can be given to the clause. I believe that the amend ment should be . considered as a whole, and it ought to be clear on reading that its well denned purpose is to secure and safeguard Cuban independence and " set forth at once a clear idea of the friendly disposition of the United States toward the. Cuban people and the express intention on their part to aid them If necessary, . in the maintenance of said In dependence. These are my ideas, and , al though, as- you say, I cannot speak for the entire Congress ray belief is that such a pur pose was well understood by that body. Very respectfully yours, ' O. H.' PLATT. CALL BUREAU. 1406. G' STREET. N. TV., WASHINGTON, June. 7.— Cuba! and its constitutional convention occupied the attention of the Cabinet to-day for nearly two hours. General Wood has been in structed officially to say to the Cubans that they cannot proceed to form tbeir government -until the Platt amendment has been accepted in letter and spirit. S The latest telegram from General Wood had convinced Secretary Root .that the chances : for acceptance of ! the Platt amendment without a string ~ tied to it were not good at this time. A false con struction'has been put not only on the conversation of the President and Secre tary Root with the Cuban delegation, but on a confidential letter -written by Senator O. H. Platt. author of the Cuban relations amendment to the, army bill. This letter, to the astonishment of the Administra tion, has been . published in Spanish in Havana, and made to appear as a justi fication for the Cuban "version" attached to the Platt amendment when adopted by the convention. The outcome of the Cab inet meeting is thus stated by one of those present: ..'. < "We feel that it will be some time be fore the Cubans accept the Platt amend ment. The determination is that .the amendment shall be accepted before the Cubans are allowed -to establish their own government. It is very, much our affair, and yet the Cubans are ¦ the ones who are the losers. They are. losing just so much time in getting their government going- We. on the other hand, .will continue mil itary occupation ! and • control as . at pres ent.- There are no indications of a change of policy here, and I am glad to say. that there are no signs of trouble in Cuba. . In time the Platt amendment will be adopt ed, but perhaps not very soon."/ After the Cabinet meeting General Wood was again informed by Secretary Root that there were no new instruc tions, and that the administration would insist upon the adoption * of the Platt amendment as prerequisite to the forma tion of a government, without any ."understandings". teeing attached thereto. SENATOR FLATT'S LETTEB. Special Dispatch to The Call. "OBEY ORDERS!" SAYS UNCLE SAM Administration Gives Its Ultimatum to the No New Government Until Platt Amendment Is Accepted. Watson was one of the early settlers In this county, having come in the fifties. He was a native of England. He leaves three married daughters and two sons, who will inherit his large estate. Henry Vogt. the other partner, took no part in the affair. He was at home, only a short distance from the scene of th© tragedy, but his wife held him and would not let him so. After the kllllnsr Wisenberger mounted his horse and rode to Susanville to givo himself, up. Wisenberger has been re garded as a good-natured and mild-man nered man, whose threats directed at a partner were not to be taken seriously. George Watson, the dead nnan's eldest ton, has acted as peacemaker In the quar rels between the partners. Yesterday he took the shells out of Wisenberger's gun. and he always stopped his father when. the latter attempted to go out to cut the ditch. It was during his absence that tha trouble that terminated fatally arose. SUSANVILLE, June 7.— Pending the r*. suit of the Coroner's inquest. Benedick Wlsenberger is held in the Lassen County Jail for the killing of Thomas "Watson, with the likelihood that he will have to face a murder charge. Details of the kill ing received here to-day make it appear that it occurred Curing a duel between the two men, Watson having a rifle and Wisenberger a shotgun. Wisenberger claims he did not fire until "Watson had twice shot at him. The . victim of the tragedy was 72 years* of age and. in feeble health. He was one of the richest men in Lassen County, owning much land and great herds of cattle. Wisenberger. Watson and Henry Vogt were partners in a mining claim situated on Watson's land. They had a written contract by which water was to be used fcfr the mine before Watson could use it for irrigation, only the waste water being utilized for the latter purpose. • Watson of late objected to the terms of this agree ment and the partners quarreled fre quently. On Sunday Watson ordered Wisenberger out of the cabin on his land. Watson, carrying a spade and a rifle and accompanied by his son Frank. 17 years of age, went yesterday to the ditch that conveys the water. Seeing that he intende<l to cut off the water from the mine and turn it upon his land, W?sen berger followed rnd warned him to de sist. Wisenberger claims Watson fired at him twice, but missed. Then Wisenber erer shot and killed Watson. When Frank Watson saw his father fall he became frantic and fired at Wisenberger three times without effect. Special Dispatch to The Call. Slayer of the Wealthy Lassen County Rancher Alleges . Self-Defense. Killing of Thomas Wat ; .son Ends a Series . of Quarrels. PARTNERS MEET IN FATAL DUEL WOMAN WEEPS WHILE WITNESSES I TELL HOW SHE KILLED HER HUSBAND THE SAN JFKANCISCO- CALL;' SA1UKUAY, JU^V »,' 1901 2 TWENTY MULES FOR THE KING ADVERTISEMENTS. Loss of Vitality That is what makes so many people feel "half dead," espe- cially in warm weather. 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