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INTELLECTUAL GIANTS GATHER
TO FURTHER LEARNING'S CAUSE
GOVERNMENT VESSELS PURSUE OUTLAW TRACY ON PUGET SOUND
AGUINALDO IS GIVEN LIBERTY,
BUT FEARS HAND OF ASSASSIN
AMERICAN AND FILIPINO LEADr
ERS WHO HAVE JUST HAD
THEIR FIRST MEETING.
Filipino Leader De
sires Bodyguard
of Soldiers.
PARIS, July 6.— A committee of work
men who have been dismissed from the
state arms factory at St. Enne have pub
lished a manifesto demanding the return
of sums of money which they contributed
for pensions while employed at the fac
tory, and declaring that in the event of
tbV.ir demand being refused the men will
march on Vasim.
Threaten to March on Paris.
A dinner in celebration of the anniver-
Eary was given in the Vatican at noon to
day to 150 of the poor of Rome. Cardinal
Resplghl and a number of prelates and
Papal officials were present.
, The Pope, who was delighted with the
fete, was in excellent health, and his phy
sician announced that he has improved
bot h in health and spirits ' in the past
year.
A great flock of pigeons sent to Rome
from all the chief towns of Italy was then
released. , The pigeons hew off to their
homes, each one bearing an announce
ment that the ceremonies, had taken
place. • • '•• •
The fete was brought to a close by the
Pope pronouncing a pontifical blessing,
after which he was again acclaimed.
Pope Leo entered the court by way of
the Lapidary Museum and the library.
He was greeted with enthusiastic ac
clamations and the band played the pon
tifical march. A chorus, composed for
the occasion, was sung by a choir of sev
eral pupils from the clerical
schools in Rome, who marched past the
Pope, carrying banners. The Vatican of
ficials, a number of ladles and the mem
bers of the diplomatic corps witnessed the
scene from windows overlooking the
court. : ' . :
ROME, July. 6.-A11 the members of the
American College at Rome, including Rev.
Dr. Thomas Kennedy, rector of the col
lege, and Fathers McCabe, McCourt and
MulHn of Philadelphia, were present this
evening at the fete held at the Vatican
in celebration of the twenty-fourth anni
versary of the coronation of the Pope.
The entire Papal court and boards of
members of all of the Catholic societies
represented in Rome ' assembled at 6
o'clock in the great Belvidere court of the
Vatican and paid homage to, L*»o XIII.
The court was beautifully adorned with
tapestries and a profusion of plants and
flowers. The Pope occupied an especially
constructed and richly decorated gallery.
Pontiff Pronounces a
Blessing Upon
the Throng.
BERLTN, July 6.— The total of Ger
many's exports for the year ended June
SO to the United States is $101,714,064, an
increase of $l,S27,050 over the amount for
the year ending June 30, 1901. The ex
ports of this last year reach the record
figure. Iti 1838 they amounted to $74,250,
000; in 1SS9. $84,000,000; in 1900, $98,800,000, and
in 1301/ $99,857,014. ¦¦ - - - . •
Germany's Exports to America.
LEADVILLE, Colo., July* 6.— The nov
elty of a baseball game in a snowstorm
In July was witnessed in Leadville to
day. The weather has been very cold.
During the greater part of the game it
was snowing. The spectators in the grand
stand nearly all -wore their overcoats or
furs. The ball players each wore two
sweaters, while the umpire had on an
overcoat and a muffler. Near the end of
the bleachers a number of small boys
started a bonfire to warm their hands and
many of the fans soon gathered about the
blaze. The Homestead team of Denver
warmed up thoroughly to their work and
played a great game, making the home
team look decidedly "cheap." The score:
Denver 20, Leadville 3.
Interest to Contest on a Col
orado Diamond.
Novel July Weather Conditions Ad«l
BASEBALL GAME PLAYED
DURING A SNOWSTORM
An interesting- feature of the gathering
is the presence of a number of Indian
beys and girls from the Indian school at
Chamberlain, S. D. They are in charge
of Superintendent Flynn and his wife.
The Indians have a band, a mandolin
club, in which seven girls play, and a
baseball nine. • .
Great Interest centers in the address to
be delivered by Professor Harper sum
ming up the remarkable educational
events of th« year at home and abroad.
Commissioner Harris said to-night that
the greatest progress in education In the
last ten years had been made in the
Northwest. This was due, he thought,
to the fact that by the law of 1SD2 it was
decided that every sixteenth section of
every township should go to the public
schools. This land, as soon as settle
ments were made, was sold and the
money, devoted to educational purposes.
In 1890, he said, there were 2540 nigh
schools in the country. In 1900 there were
6005, and of these the Northwest had half.
WASHINGTON, July 6.— Assistant At
torney General Charles W. Russell is
completing his preparations and within a
week will start for Paris to investigate
the ability of the new Panama Canal
Company to give the United States a sat
isfactory title to its concessions and prop
erty on the isthmus. When this prelim
inary work shall have proceeded "to a cer
tain point the Attorney General, accord
fngr to the President's expressed wish.
probably will go over and personally look
into the matter. lie has invited Senator
fipoonor to go along and assist him, in
view of the Senator's well known famil
iarity with the question and the Attorney
General's opinion of his ability, and hopes
that Spooner will go.
Panama Company's Title to
Canal Concessions.
Will Personally Investigate New
ATTORNEY GENERAL KNOX
MAY BE SENT TO PARIS
Interest was added to the convention to
day by the news that Graham Bell, the
inventor of the telephone, would take
cnarge of the association for the educa
tion of the deaf, dumb, blind and feeble
minded.
W. K. Harris, National
CojranisBioner of Education, of Washing
ton; W. R. Harper, president of Chicago
University; Nicholas Murray Butler, pres
ident of Columbia University, and various
superintendents of schools Trom the West
and South.
The real business docs not begin until
Tuesday, but to-morrow the national
council meets and will be presided over
by Miss Nicholson, assistant superintend
ent of schools of Indianapolis. The In
dian section will also hold Its first meet
ing to-morrow. . .
M ffl I^M-APOLIS. July 6.
/H xH Many of the prominent dcl-
I Wl/ M 'W' 5 ?¦"» the* National Ed
/ w S "^at' 011 **! Association ar
• -^- rived to-day, among them
National Educational Association 's Conven=
tion to Be Clearing House for ideas.
A nniversary of His
Coronation is ,
Celebrated.
POPE LEO
APPEARS
AT FETE
XOTED EDUCATORS WHO WILL
/attend the national, con-,
.. vention in minneapolis.
SEATTLE, July 6.-The Sheriffs
office Is in possession of Infor
' mation -which clearly 'establish
es that the -fugitive, outlaw,
Tracy, on Friday night r-uo
' eeed in eluding his pursuers in
the northern end of th«s county and cross
ed the sound In a rowboat from Meadow
Point, his original point of landing, to
Port. Madison, .on. Bainbridge Island.
Tracy appeared at the home of
John Johnson at Port [Madison at
2 o'clock on '.Saturday.. afternoon, took
possession of the premises and 'spent
the afternoon. He ate heartily, changed
clothing and -at dusk Impressed a hired
man .named Anderson ' into embarking
wltn him In Johnson's rowboat. presuma
bly for the Hood canal country. .
Sheriff Cudihee has practically aban
doned the search in this county, and at
.no v n to-day . charter^*! , the.. .t.ugj.JSea. Lion
a nd left In hoi-iJurBult of "the fleein? out
law. He went first to Port Madison, arfd
from ' there took up the chase, accompan
ied by a small body of determined
I guards.
After the battle Thursday night Tracs*
slept In a; graveyard on the . outskirts of
Seattle, proceeded to the ranch of Fisher
Friday morning, secured food and slept
and rested in the woods all that day ami '
nfglit. Early Saturday morning he ap
peared at Meadow Point, on the water
front three miles north of Seattle. There
he compelled a Japanese fisherboy to row
him to Madison Point, twelve' miles across
and down the sound from Seattle. He dis
niissed the / Japanese boy, declaring that
the latter would be killed by Tracy's pals
if he ever told of the trip.,
CONTEMPLATES MURDER.
Tracy then landed near the home of
Rancher Johnson and watched the house
for an hour to make sure of the number
of men there. Finding but two, he en
tered the house, lie announced that he
had Intended to kill every one on the
ranch and take charge of the place for a
few days. . He added: j
"But, after seeing your pretty little
girl, I will kill no one, if you all mind me.
I will be here all day." f
The family prepared, breakfast for
Tracy and put one plate on a table
against the wall.
"This Is not right," declared the con
vict. - "Put the table in. the middle of thfi
room and all sit down with me." -The
family obeyed.
Tracy then read Friday evening's pa
pers, and after learning how Mrs. Van
Horn had betrayed his presence in her
house to "the butcher boy said he had
been careless In not keeping every one in
that house constantly under his eye.
"My carelessness in this -respect made
it necessary to kill two officers," he said/
After this conversation he made them
give him a' large bundle of clothing and
hats and six days' supplies of food cooked
for him, put on Farmer Johnson's suit
of Sunday black and had the food, cloth
ing and blankets made into bundles. At
8 o'clock he bound and tightly gagged
the Johnson family, made the hired man,
Anderson^ carry the bundles to Johnson's
rowboat, put Anderson In the boat, at the
oars and started down the Sound.
TUGBOAT IN PURSUIT.
Mrs. Johnson released herself and the
others two hours later and notified Dep
uty Sheriff McKay, who lives at Madi
son Point. McKay secured: a boat and
sent word to Seattle this morning. Sher
iff Cudihee was summoned from Bothell
and at 10:30 o'clock, with several men,
started down the Sound in an electric
tugboat looking for the .white skiff j con
taining the daring desperado and the
farmhand. ¦ ' .
Tracy has fifteen hours' start, and the
supposition is that he will row all night,
probably kill Anderson, sink the boat
and disappear into the. wild forests of
Northern Washington, where he can live
many days on his supply of food.
United States vessels have been im
pressed for service for the hunt after the
fugitive Tracy. The revenue cutter Grant
arid the revenue launch Scout were' de
tailed this morning immediately, upon re
ceipt Of advices concerning Tracy's escape
to Port Madison and away from there In
a'rbwboat. ¦ .; ' .
. Before, sailing the- two vessels took
Desperate Fugitive
Escapes in Stolen
Boat
Convict Robs Farmer
and Takes Hired
Man Along.
OUTLAW Tracy has agai n
outwitted his Innumer
able pursuers, and his
manner of doing- it savored as
much of the spectacular as
anything els8 in his criminal
career. The presence of a
child at a Washington farm
house he visited restrained
him from murdering the fam
ily. He ate a meal, compelled
the packing of six days' pro
visions, and bound and gag
ged all persons' In. the house
but a hired man, whom he
ordered to accompany him.
When last heard of he was on
Puget Sound in a stolen boat
heading, for the Hood Canal
country. It is thought he will
murder his companion, sink
the craft and disappear into
the forest. The United States
revenue cutter Grant and the
revenue launch Scout, with
officers and woodsmen aboard,
are now in pursuit. An elec
tric tugboat is also
after Tracy. -/ .
Continued on Page Two."
BUTTE, Mont., July 6.-A diabolical.at
teiiptS was -made at an early ¦ hour this
morning to chloroform a family; of; seven
persons, with the object, it is presumed,
of abducting Eva McCaff re y,' a, quarter
breed . Indian girl.. The perpetrator of the
deed is said to have been Peter Dempsey,
the condemned murderer, who escaped
from the County Jail about I a year ago.-
Derapsey is kno^Ti to E hav© | been enam
ored of the Indian girl prior to his arrest.
.'The man made ; three attempts to enter
the^ house. He 1 was seen by Sergeant
Dawson,' who. took a shot at him. ¦ -. ¦-. ..;
Perpetrator of the Deed; Is Believed
f to Have Been an Escaped. • .
Murderer.
DIABOLICAL ATTEMPT
TO CHLOROFORM FAMILY
During the absence of the President
from Caracas General 'Vicente Gomez,
First Vice President. -willact in his stead.
! Preparatory to departing from the cap
ital President Castro published a proc
lama'tion to the nation, in which he says
he recognizes the fact that anarchy ex
ists in Venezuela and promises to re
establish peace shortly.
WILLEMSTAD, Island of Curacao. July
6. — News has reached here from an official
source in Caracas that President Castro
will leave the capital of Venezuela to
morrow for Valencia, in the State of
Carabo, to take command of.the 4500 Gov
ernment troops concentrated there. Those
troops are to oppose the main army of the
revolutionists,' which, under the com
mands of Luciano Menoza and Solagnoo,
is marching toward Valencia from Bar
quisimeto. The revolutionists are esti
mated to number more than" 3000 men.
Leaves the Capital To*>
Day to Engage the
Insurgents.
Venezuela's Chief to
Take Command
in* Person.
CASTRO
TO HEAD
AN ARMY
The cross-examination of Major Cor
nelius; Gardener, Governor of Tayabas
province.' Luzon, by the board Which has
been Investigating, the charges of cruelty,
etc/, brought by the major against Ameri
can officers and has been com-
Judge Rhode has testified that he had
no personal knowledge of the facts In the
principal allegations, and has declined to
give the names of his informants. He
admitted and then denied the right of the*
defense to require an answer to the ques
tion as to where he obtained his informa
tion. . • ;r'i.; ; -K
charge that he was unnecessarily severe
with the natives of the province where he
was stationed has admitted, for purposes
of cross-examination, the entire report of
Judge Rhode, which forms the basis of
the charge against the captain. The or
der, convening the court disregarded all
the' allegations except the one of cruelty
to. natives. . -•
pleted. The board had again formally de
manded the production by- Major Garden
er of testimony as to . the alleged" ho*
tHity of f lie- military' authoritiM : in th»
Philippines to the. civil government. Ma
jor, Gardener has promised to answer this
demand on July 7. Ho 'testified that he
had not intended to reflect upon th* fair)
pp3s of the. court, and that the recorder
had. not, to his knowledge. Interfered -with,
his witnesses. ¦
SULTAN GROWS : DEFIANT. J i
The Sultan of Bacolod. Mindanao, haa
sent: an Insultingly -worded letter to the
commander of the American expedition 'to
Lano Lano, in Mindanao, in which. h«
threatens to begin offensive operations in
August. The Sultan' is at present
strengthening his position.
Captain John H. Shollenberger of th*"
Tenth Infantry committed suicide by
shooting at Iligan, on the island of Min
danao, July 4. He was despondent..
Second Lieutenant Thomas Ryan of the
Philippine scouts' also committed suicide
.by shooting, in the interior of the Island
of Mindanao on ¦ June 1$. ¦ i -
A number, of the former followers oX
the insurgent general Lukban, who", op
erated and was finally captured in the. Isl
and of Sanaar, were examined here on the
charge of misappropriation of revolution^
ary funds. General Chaffee has permitted
Lukban to gothrough the captured insur
gent archives in Manila for the purpose of
obtaining documents to show the inno
cence of his' followers.
Captain Shollenberger 3 Career.
WASHINGTON, July t-Captain John
Shollenberger, whose suicide is reported
ip a Manila dispatch, - was a native of
Pennsylvania, from which State . he wast
appointed a*ca"det to the military academy
in 1S79. - After his graduation from the
acadenv- he was assigned, to the .Tenth
Infantry,' with which regiment he served
continuously,* rising to the rank of cap
tain in 1S08.
VATICAN IS STRIVING S
TO FIND A C0MPP.0MISE
Withdrawal of the Friars From the
•. Philippine Archipelago Proves •'
'• • a Troublesome ;Matter-i j,
, ROME/ July 6.— The Vatican.! is striving
to find a compromise between satisfying
the desires of Washington, as se^.. forth
by Judge William H. Taft, Governor ot
the Philippines, and relieving the Holy
See from direct responsibility for the
withdrawal of the friars from the Philip
pine archipelago. Several plans to- this
end have been discussed by the Vatican
authorities. The most acceptable of tftc*»
is that the generals of the four religious
orders concerned, having been informed
ot Washington's request, shall themselves
order the withdrawal of their dependents^
who now number about 500. This plan
•would necessitate a letter from the se.n
eral of each order to Governor Taft
pledging the writer to this action or the
insertion 'of a clause in the contract tro-*
tween Judge Taft and the Vatican that
steps to this end would be taken imme
diately by the generals when they were
aware of the wishes of the United States.
The Vatican would thus be under .no
odium, the Pope merely accepting an ac
complished fact.
Ignores Sugar Convention.
MELBOURNE. Australia. 'July S.— The
Federal Government has decided not to
teccme a party to the Brussels sugar con
vention.
ADMITS RHODE'S REPORT.
¦The court-martial trying Captain James
A. Ryan of the Fifteenth Cavalry on the
Thi —-ANILA, July 6.— As a result
. /H /B of the proclamation of am
.. ¦/ -H/B nesty on July 4, the guard
. / ¥ f& °f American soldiers has
JL f JbjL been withdrawn from .the !
house in Which Aguinaldo '
¦ lived in Manila, and Lieutenant Johnson,
'Aguinaldo's custodian, took the Filipino
to-day to see General Chaff ee. It was
the first meeting between the American
general and the leader of the Filipino rev
olution. Lieutenant William E. MacKin
ley of the Ninth Cavalry acted as inter
preter. ¦ ¦ y
Aguinaldo was told that he was free to
go anywhere he .pleased, and General
Chaff ee asked him if he had any com
plaint to make of American discourtesy
or harshness. Aguinaldo replied that he
had no such complaint, to make. He told
General Chaff ee that he ¦was soing- to
visit friends at his home in Cavite Viejo,
in Cavite province,; and . inquired what
protection the American authorities
would afford him. He seemed to be afraid
to venture out. . General Chaff ee replied
that "Aguinaldo would get the same pro
tection-as any, other citizen.
'¦:_¦¦-" The • former Filipino leader then asked
General Chaffee to prevent the courts re
quiring: him to testify in civil suits. Gen
eral Chaffee replied that he' had no au
thority to grant this request, and advised
Aguinaldo to make a social call upon act-
Ins Civil Governor. Wright. This Aguin
aldo - said he would do, but he declared
that he would go at night, as he was
timid about appearing in the' streets in
daylight. .- • ': . . "
; The release of the former Filipino lead
er has renewed speculation as to possible
vengeance upon him by friends of Luna
and his other enemies. Luna was a Fili
pino leader whom Aguinaldo caused to be
killed in 1S39. •
Chaff ee Meets Late
Foe for First
Time.
SAN FRANCISCO, MONDAY, JULY ,7, 1902.
PRICE FIVE CENTS. *
The San Francisco Call.
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