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Miss Elsie Macomber of the Iowa Capital, After Which the N£w
Warship Is Named, Breaks the Traditional Bottle of Cham
pagne and Cheers of Multitude Echo Along Shores of the Fore
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LONDON, Sept. 20.— An official of the
California Oil Producers' Association,
who has been la Europe throughout the
summer, has been actively pushing Cali
fornia oil In England and on the Continent.
Arrangements are afoot In London for
furnishing Pacific Coast producers with
an outlet here whenever it shall be con
cidcred desirable.
In the meantime the. increasing use of
liquid fuel is absorbing the attention of
British railroads and cf the BTitish ad
mjralty. _ 7^.". ., ' .
ested in the Use of Liquid
British Railroad Men Greatly Inter-
The communication sent by Commander
McLean of the crulsef Cincinnati to Gen
eral Herrera, the revolutionary comman
der, was delivered to the tatter's agent,
a lieutenant at Matchln, by an officer of
the Cincinnati, who traveled with a body
guard of marines. It was especially stated
therein that no fighting will be allowed
on any part of the ? railroad line. Her
rera'B lieutenant promised to bring an
answer from Herrera, probably to-day.
COLON, Colombia, Sept. 20.— A special
armored 'train left here to-day for Pana
ma. It ' was headed by an American
guard and convoyed 750 Colombian sol
diers. A conference is being held at Pa
nama between Governor Salazar end the
foreign Consuls and General Buendla, the
representative; of General Herrera, the
rebel commander. The marines expected
on the Panther will be stationed on the
section of Gorgona village on the'isth
mus, twenty miles northwest of Panama.
A British warshlp_ has just arrived.
to Panama.
An Armored Train Runs From Colon
In addition to the orders to. the marines,
the Navy Department sent^orders to Nor
folk for. the Sao Francisco' to proceed at
one* to San Juan. The San Francisco
was la need of repairs, out these will
be postponed for the present, as Secre
tary Moody thinks more ships should be
in the Caribbean maneuvers j during the
present period of unrest. The San Fran
cisco alter her - arrival - at San Juan will
be ordered to Colon, should the necessity
"WASHINGTON, Sept. 20.— Cincinnati.
Colon: United States guarantees perfect
neutrality of isthmus and that a free
transit from sea to sea be not interrupted
or embarrassed. The United States of Co
lombia guarantees right of way for tran
sit across the Isthmus free to Govern
ment and citizens of the United States
and their property. Any transportation of
troops which might contravene these pro
visions of the treaty should not be sanc
tioned by you nor should use of road be
permitted which might convert the line of
transit into theater of hostilities. Any
transportation of troops not in violation
of treaty -and which would not endanger
transit or provoke hostilities will not be
objectionable. ' The department must rely
on your Judgment to decide such ques
tions, as conditions may change from day
to day. Consult department freely when
in doubt." •-
Prior to issuing orders for the marines
to be prepared to g» to the Isthmus, Sec T
retary Moody had a conference with act
ing -Secretary of State Adee and as a re
sult" this dispatch was sent to Commander
ilcLean of the Cincinnati, now at Colon,
setting forth, the United States Govern
ment' s interpretation of its ' obligations
and those ot the United States of Colom
bia In the treatyof New Grenada". '
Secretary Moody said to-day that, while
there was no news from, the isthmus that
more troops were needed now, the Navy
Department regarded the disturbance as
formidable and that it was felt best to
have the United States represented by
forces efficient to repel any attack which
might be made on the railroad. Further
more, the climate on the isthmus is such
that it is desirable to change the guard
Secretary Moody to-day sent orders to
the Boston. Navy Yard that repairs to tho
Prairie be expedited and that she proceed
to Norfolk. Orders were issued to Colonel
George B. Reid, acting commandant of
the United States Marine Corps, to have
600 marines at Norfolk ready to sail by
the time the Prairie reaches there, which
will probably, be Tuesday or Wednesday
of next week. Thus far the make-uo of
the marina contingent has not been de
cided, but it will doubtless Include one or,
two companies from New York, while the
remainder will be taken from Washing
ton, Norfolk, Annapolis. Boston or Phila
delphia, and possibly from stations of the
South 'Atlantic coast.
W.. WASHINGTON. Sept. 20.— Orders for
600 marines to be assembled at Norfolk,
prepared to sail on the Prairie for the
Isthmus of Panama should conditions
there become more serious, is the latest
development of the United States' ef
forts to guard the railway.
Epecial Dispatch to The Call.
Traffic Across Pana=
ma Kept Open at
All Hazards.
United States Is Not
Taking Chances in
600 Additional Ma
rines Ordered to
Continued on Page IS., Column 1,
VISALIA, Sept. 20.— Ex-Assemblyman
E. J. Emmons of Bakersfie'ld'. was nom
inated for State Senator, at the. convention
of the Thirty-second District by the Dem
ocrats 'to-day. ; •-¦ •¦-.->''„
Emmons for State Senator.
VICTORIA? B. C, Sept. 20.— The cable
steamer Colonla • during the first twenty
four hours out from Bainfleld Creek laid
164 miles . of ; cable. Hereafter alL reports
of the progress of the work .will be made
to 'London, only— that is, until the work
.has been completed.
Laying of the Pacific Cable.
WILLEMSTAD; Island- f of 'Curacaoi
Sept; 20.— President Castro : of Venezuela
left Valencia yesterday ; for . Tecuyito , at
the head of j a well-equipped force of 6000
men with twelve/ guns to ; attack the revo""
lutibnaryv forces "commanded" by Luciano
Mcndoza., - . ; ¦ ~^^O r
Goes to Attack Rebels.
, MAHANOY CITY, Pa., . Sept. 20.— An
attempt 1 was- made to wreck with, dyna
mite the'.' bridge ".' on- the-'North Mahanoy
6iding. ¦ The report of ¦¦ the ' explosion
awoke the j whole town, but : the attempt
was not- a •success. J The damage "' to the
bridge can be repaired easily. " "' "'.
Attempt to Wreck a Bridge.
DES MOINES, Ia., Sept. 2O.-Mra. . Maud
Smith, accompanied by her seventeen
year-old daughter, entered the State' Fair
grounds this morning and, . approaching
Harry Clark, the. eighteen-year-old son "of
a restaurant keeper, shot at him five
times. Two of the bullets took ; effect.
inflicting mortal wounds. When arrested
Mrs. Smith gave as a reason for shooting
Clark that he had ruined her: daughter..'
Mother Shoots Daughter's Companion
ANNAPOLIS. Md., -Sept. 20.-Of the 117
candidates examined by. the CVvil Service
Commission for admission to the Naval
Academy only thirty-two. passed mentally.
Among "" those v who ¦ have " successfully
passed are: 'V. M. Metcalf, California; L.
M. ! Atkins, Montana; P. H. Field, Colo
rado; C. S.- Graves; Washington.
Few "Middies" for Annapolis.
ANDERSON, Ind., Sept." 20.— The Re
publican campaign opened in this city to
night with Senator Charles W. Fairbanks
as' the speaker of the occasion. The Sena
tor was greeted by an enthusiastic gath
ering and his speech was frequently, inter
rupted by applause. The Senator' also
opened the campaign at Newcastle this
afternoon, speaking to a large and en
thusiastic assemblage. • ;.•";»
Senator Fairbanks Speaks.
This island,, which : is uninhabited, is of
great strategic importance. The British
Government has claimed the island for.
many years as one of the number '.of
small islands - adjacent . to the island : of
Trinidad. . " -.-. .
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20.— Tho State
Department has -received a cablegram
from United States Minister Bowen*,. dated
Caracas. to-day, reporting that the Pres
ident, of Venezuela, with his army, is In
Valencia. He adds that. the Venezuelan
Government- has .protested against .the
British, flag being, raised . on the islandfof
Palos, over which the Venezuelan Gov
ernment . has claimed - its sovereignty. *
Raising of English Flag Over
- Palos Island.
Government Makes Protest Against
Father -Abducts Two- Year-Old Boy
and Commits Murder and '
. ... . ,'" Suicide.^v-
SPRINGFIELD. 111., Sept. 30.— Harry O.
Williams', agent for a life insurance com
pany, to-day' abducted his two-year-old
son* from Its mother at Auburn; 111., and
then was pursued by officers, got out of
his buggy and placed the child in the road
and blew out its brains and then blew out
hls,own. . ¦
The remains of the Queen will be placed
In the royal /vault at" the Castie of Lacken.
The court will go into mourning for three
months. There will be no public lying in
state here: ; The funeral is expected to
take place September .27?' ,'
BRUSSELS, Sept. 20.— King Leopold will
reach' Spa to-morrow and the remains of
Queen Marie Henriette will v be removed
to Brussels J the same evening. ' Flags,
everywhere are half-masted and the city
has the. appearance of deep. mourning.. It
Is that • the": funeral ... of the
Queen will • be | quite simple, as foreign
Governments are not amder the. necessity
of sending missions. ',; • '
Funeral of the Dead Queen of the
Belgians Will Be Very
" . Simple.
McGrain will be examined by the city
physician, and if found to be insane will
bfe confined at the Detention Hospital. In
a letter which McGrain sent to Secretary
Shaw he referred to a fund "left for my
support by Jonathan Clark in 1812," and
Inclosed a draft for $10,000 signed "James
Augustus of the "world." .
Central station detectives have arrested
H. J. McGrain, who is said to be laboring
under the "delusion that the Treasury De
partment owes him thousands of dollars.
Chief Wllkle of the secret service In
structed Captain Porter to arrest the man
and hold him until after the visit of the
Secretary and President Roosevelt.
Precaution Taken in Chicago to Pre
vent Attack on Secretary of
CHICAGO. Sept. 20.— Fearing .,. that he
might attack Secretary of the Treasury
Shaw when the latter visited Chicago,
The big vessel proudly started down tho
ways. The i plunge, into' the river .: was
made . gracefully and was hailed by a
deafening . roar of cheers j^rom those in
boats and on shore. A number : of ; : tugs
were ready to tow the vessel back to the
pier. ;'"A<pthe conclusion of the launching
a lunch was served to the -invited guests.
At a given signal Miss Clara N. Carleton
of Havehlll, Mass., cut the rope which
held this piece ; of timber with a .hatchet
made from the Iron and mahogany used
in the construction of the 6hlp. Scarcely
had the rope been cut when Miss Ma
comber dashed; the bottle' of champagne
against the steel bow with the -words, "I
christen thee Des Moines.".;
j Judge Charles Russell, his . assistant
while abroad, also arrived on the 1st. Paul.
Russell said that the title of th^ current
concession of the Colombian Government,
which extends from the year 1898 to 1904,
was all right, but the concession to be
substituted after 1904 had not yet bean af
firmed. The Attorney General' will go to
"Wusnhnpon to-morrow..-. ... . . . i
NEW YORK, Sept. 20.—Attorney-Gen
eral' P. C. Khox, who went ' to France
three weeks ago to attend a conference
with officials concerning the sale of the
Panama Canal to- the -United States ar
rived on the steamship St. ' Paul 5 to-day.
He would say nothing of what passed at
the conference, nor would he admit jthfit
the title of the canal had been found all
right. \ . .. ... . '¦
France, but Maintains Silence
as to Panama Title. '
Attorney j General | Returns ' 'Prom
The Des Molnes is the largest vessel
ever launched In the water of Massachu
setts Bay,' and is the first" of the Govern
ment ships under- construction by' the
UINCY, Mass., Sept. 20.— The
S3 A cruiser Des Moines " was
' ej «# launched from the shipyards
. . Mr . of the Fore River Ship and
. Engine Company shortly af-
ter noon to-day. Hundreds of
people saw the ship plunge into the wa
ter and for some time after, their cheers
echoed along the river banks. Miss Elsie
Macomber of Des Molnes, with Governor
Cummins of Iowa and Mayor Brenton of
Des Moines standing by her side, smashed
the traditional bottle of - champagne
against the steel prow of the cruiser.
: . v ....,..•¦
For© River Company. Although the weath
er was' threatening, the day was prac-'
tically for Quincy a holiday and the at
tendance of a large - company, of distin
guished guests, . Including a delegation
from Iowa, many Government officers,'na
tional, State and city dignitaries and for
eign naval attaches, made the occasion
a notable one. '.¦¦'[.'.' ¦...¦'. 2'
Owing to the illness. of Governor Crane,
Massachusetts was "represented by,Lieu
tenant Governor Bates and several of the
Governor's. staff. .
I For an hour or- two before the party
reached the '• launching stage the . work
men were ¦ engaged in knocking away
many; of the shores and braces, until at
last one single block held the great ship.
' Privy Councillor Hauss in behalf of the
Imperial Home Office assured the meeting
that .the results of its deliberations will
be of far-reaching importance for the
whole industrial life of Germany and
would meet with the most sympathetic
consideration-in official .quarters. '
20.— The general congress of bankers has
held its first plenary meeting here. Rep
resentatives of ' the Jmperial an.d pro
vincial authorities were In attendance.'
The President. Councillor of Justice Rles
ser of Berlin, In- his opening address, ex
pressed the hope [ that the Government
would vigorously press the Reichstag bill
amending the boerse law. The prosperous
development ; of German . agriculture. h«
pointed out was necessary to the well be
ing of the economic position of the coun
try 'generally. . • . •
Desired '.'for the Nation's

Early Amendment of the Boerse Law
This visit has. caused the usual crop
of rumors. Anyhow it is about time for
Sir Felix to visit the King because the
family cancer taint renders periodical ex
aminations necessary. Sir Felix remain
ed at Balmoral for two days. On return
ing to London he declared his Majesty to
be in excellent health.
Sir Felix is said to have told th© King
that not one of his subjects would have
dared take such risks after so grave an
illness as he has done.
LONDON, Sept. 2O.-The most distin
guished of throat specialists, Sir Felix
Semon, has. been at Balmoral this week
examining the i King, who has a . bad
throat, in consequence of unwise ex
posure at deer stalking.
moral, and Rumors Are
' Abroad.
Sir Felix S-mon Hakes Visit to Bal-
After thanking Mayor Fleishmann and
the officers of the festival for their cour
tesies and the audience for ¦''its hearty
greeting the President especially re
quested attention, as he proposed, as tha
chief executive of all the people, with
out regard to party, to make an argu
ment on a serious question. Silence thea
prevailed until the first mention of tho
trusts when the applause broke out and
continued at frequent intervals. When,
he was speaking about holding corpora
tions to the same responsibility as indi
viduals he was interrupted by a demon
stration of approval. There was another
marked demonstration when he advo
cated such a constitutional amendment
as would give national control of such
corporations as had outgrown the juris
diction of States.
President Roosevelt's address lasted
an hour. He frequently stopped to maks
local. comments and applications of points
An his manuscript^ which he held Jn his
hand. At the conclusion of his address
he was compelled to remain on the plat
form-some'time'in response to dem
onstrations and%the band played several
pieces after he had concluded hi3 address,
the audience meantime waving handker
chiefs .and hats and cheering vocifer
After the meeting the Presidential party
was driven to the Cincinnati. Hamilton
and Dayton station direct, and their spe
cial train left at midnight for Detroit.
The party will be joined In Chicago by
Secretary Shaw. Secretary Wilson and
others for the northwestern tour.
The unusually successful contribution
of the day came very near being marred
by a panic that would have caused
countless less cf life. It is estimated
that over 8000 people were packed into the
Auditorium , when " the President began
speaking. At the same . time the adjoin
ing exposition halls were crowded with
people viewing the exhibits, as they were
unable to gain admittance to Music Hall.
After, the President' had been speaking
about fifteen minutes there was a great
commotion In Mechanical Hall, adjacent
to Music Hall on the north. The sparks
from an electric light wire had set a cur-
at the St. Nicholas by tha Cincinnati Fall
Festival Association.
The banquet hall was elaborately deco
rated and the music viij by a large or
chestra. : Over 400 plates were turned for
the entire Presidential party ancLJeadlni?
citizens of Cincinnati. Among those pres
ent were Senator J. P. Foraker, Governor
Xasn and staff. Congressmen Shattuck
and Bromwell and Mayor Fleishmann.
At the conclusion, at 8:13 p. m., tha line
of march was again taken up for Musio
The crowds in * the buildings and
grounds of the festival to-night were like
those of the afternoon. The President
was greeted with loud cheering as his
carriage approached the entrance and
when he was escorted into the Audi
torium the demonstrations continued for
some time. He was again the recipient
cf flowers. After being welcomed offi
cially by Mayor Fleishmann and Intro
duced, he was greeted with such a dem
onstration that the bands broke la and
secured order.
Among the indulgences of the day was
an hour or mere in tho afternoon ia
sight-seeing at the Fali Festival, includ
ing a variety of "side shows." After this
experience he was escorted into the- audi
torium of Music Hall, which is on the ex
position grounds, and delivered , an ad
dress to an immense audience, with over
200O. business men and manufacturers
seated on the stage with him. At 6:20 p.
K.'a dinner was tendered the President
the afternoon and evening demonstra
tion. The city never had more visitors in
one day, and never had a more enthusias
tic holiday. President Roosevelt wa3 tha
attraction as well as the guest of heritor,
end he served his hosts with untiring
willingness continuously from 10 a. m. un
til 10 p. m. w-thout consulting his own
convenience or comfort. The directors of
the Fall Festival had arranged an elab
orate programme for every hour of tha
day and night, and the President was al
ways ready, so that none "of the events
was behind time. The President arrived
to tho minute on time and was on time
at all his engagements. Even the after
ncon parade started on time to the min
ute from his hotel and arrived at the ex
position grounds on time, and the same
precision characterized tha evening dem
onstrations. The President was kept, on
his feet and busy for ovor twelve hours,
wjth the exception of the time at the noon
luncheon and the evening banquet, and
even then he was engaged in discussing
matters of public interest with the guests
of honor at his table.
CINCINNATI Sept. 20.— "Roosevelt
day" at the Cincinnati Fall Festival
broke all records of attendance at these
annual carnivals. The weather was
threatening when the President arrived
and during the indoor" reception of tho
morning, but exceptionally pieasant for
"I am shocked and horrified by the dis
aster at Birmingham and desire to express
my great grief at the sad loss of life."
Booker T. Washington has received .'the
following telegram from President Roose
velt in regard to the disaster:
J. H- Ballou of Baltimora. the lawyer
who is saifl to have precipitated the panic
bv engaging in an altercation with Hicks,
the /:h,cir leader has been arrestsci, and
is in jail, charged with disturbing pub
lic worship. Hicks has, hot b'eeh. located. -
Sarah Peyton of New Orleans, who'se
name also appears in the 3 1st of dead,
was well known as an active missionary
¦worker. -'; . .. .:..-•.--, '-,^r ; .»-sV
Theodore Price of New Orleans, whose
name appears in the list of the dead, was
the most worshipful grand master of the
Grand Lodge of Negro Masons 'of ''Louis
iana, and was well knowjn throughout the
United States. .
The injured negroes are being cared for
in the various hospitals' ano^ in private
residences. All will probably recover. The
undertaking establishments of the city
which prepare the bodies of negroes for
burial have been unable, to handle the
victims, and many of the bodies are still
scattered over the floors of these places.
Two of the undertakers, being unable to
care for the remains in their establish
ments, have laid them out in rooms on
the floor of their stables. Crowds "of ne
groes throng the alleys leading to the va
rious morgues, and in that portion of the
city the wailing of women could be heard
all day. As fast as . the bodies can be
dressed and placed in coffins they are
moved to the homes of their relatives,
and at least fifty' funerals are expected
to be held to-morrow. . , "
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 20.— The ne
gro population of Birmingham Is in
mourning, and a gloom has been cast
over the entire State as the people begin
to realize the immensity of last night's
appalling disaster at Shiloh Baptist
Church. Up to 10 o'clock to-night the num
ber of dead had reached 110, and ninety
of these have been identified. A large
majority of the victims of the stampede
were residents of Birmingham,* and as
fast as the undertakers can prepare their
bodies for inspection they are being iden
The Exposed Treasure Company was af
terward'called upon by. the committee of
the. Mojave Miners' Union and prevailed
upon to formally recognize the same rate
of wages. Now It appears to the union
that the Echo Company- has reconsidered
Its action by the discharge of the miners.
Then the Miners' Union of Mojave ap-|
pointed • a" committee to .wait upon the
foreman and "invjte" him to leave the
ccmmunity. The committee took the fore
man in person .to ' the boundaries of
the > -Echo'- Mining • Company's property.-
Through the Intervention of the super
intendent .the- foreman was "allowed" to
resume his " duties at the mine, and he
subsequently retracted the obnoxious
statements made by him to the miners,
which the superintendent branded as un
authorized. ' One result was that the Echo
Company recognized the union's conten
tion, that the wages around the mines at
Mojave are : $3 a' day, and not $2 and
board, as suggested by 'the foreman.
." The foreman furthermore informed.' the
miners at the time that they should con
sider it as compulsory for them, to board
at '. the -company*^ 'boarding-House,- 'and.
gave them to understand ;*that they were
to be; discharged individually, dr. collec
tively if they should in any manner critl
size the ,f are. . . ' ,
There has been a ¦ serious difficulty be
tween the Echo Mining Company and its
employes on the question of wages. The
foreman of the. Echo mine discharged one
union miner because of remarks which
the -latter made concerning the food sup
plied to ths miners. "•"¦,; ¦¦,"¦
The first symptoms of a strike were
shown at Mojave last Wednesday, when
the. miners of the Echo mine were dis
charged. What reasons the Echo Com
pany had for its . action . are. not exactly
known. v It is claimed by the miners that
the main purpose of the Echo Company
is to displace union miners with non
union men. The company itself declares
that the men were laid off en masse be
cause of • a lack of water to operate its
The friction between the miners and
mine owners of Kern County is of long
standing, It was recently greatly in
creased by the action of the management
of the Yellow \Aster Company of Rands
burg in refusing to grant the carmen an
increase pf wages from $2 50 to $3 a day.
The miners of Randsburg demand that
carmen and shovelers shall receive the
same wages as miners, in. order that the
companies shall employ more skilled men
RANDSBURG, Sept. 20.— All of the'min
ers belonging to the unions ¦ of Kern
County are to be affected by strikes on
October L This Is what the unions of
Randsburg and Mojave have decided up
on. In all about 1000 miners, a population
of 10,000, and an aggregate capital of $10,
000,000 will be drawn into the struggle.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
Trouble Results From
Refusal to Raise
Presiden t Roosevelt
Sends Message of
Panic Among a Vast
Audience Neatly
Again Urges Better
Laws to Regulate
Unions in Randsburg
District Decide to
Walk Out
Undertakers Unable
to Handle the 110
Bodies of Victims Are
Scattered at Bir
Will Tie Up All Kern
County fiold Pro
Roosevelt Injects New
Points in Trust
The San Francisco Call.
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