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Special Envoy and Party Bear
Message of Gratitude for Re«
mission of Boxer Indemnity
Visit Is of Greater Importance
to World Than Felicitations
Because of Generosity
Prince Tsai Fu Accompanies
Special Commissioner in the
Capacity of Secretary
Special Commissioner Tdtig Shao Vi,
the first Chinese ever dispatched on an
important international mission purely
through the initiative of the govern
ment of the venerable Asiatic empire.
arrived at San Francisco yesterday
morning on the Pacific Mail liner Mon
golia, bearing with him the thanks of
China for the United States' action in
H1.000.000 from the Boxer
Indemnity, and clothed with exceptional
ministerial powers which may be used
to secure from the American! govern
ment an inviolable understanding to
preserve the integrity of China.
Accompanying tl^e special I commis
sioner in the subordinate capacity of
secretary is Prince Tsai Fu, a beard
less youth of 20 years, who is of royal
blood, a second cousin to the late Em
peror Kuang Hsu, and a more distant
relative to the present sovereign. The
dignity attached to the mission is ac
. centuated by the reversal of relations
i between the commissioner and the
The arrival of the party in San Fran
cisco was saddened by the unexpected
news of the death of the Dowager Em
press Tse Hsi An. At Honolulu the
party had learned that Emperor Kuang
Hsu had died, but the Mongolia left
, the Hawaiian port before news had
been received of the dowager's demise.
Much of the ceremony that had been
planned was eliminated, but the com- I
missioner and his party were given an
elaborate welcome and, 'attended by a
large military escort, were driven
through the streets to their hotel.
Diplomats of every capital in the I
world will regard with most jealous in
terest ihe progress of the special com
mission in this country, and particu
larly at. Washington. Ostensibly the
mission is to thank the American peo
ple, through President .Roosevelt, for
.the. generosity of this government in
t the Boxer matter: but the real fact
I that the party will stay in Washing
.ton until next March, after the inau
guration of President elect Taft. the
wonderful vistas of world politics
opened up by the "suppressed" and un
surpassed interviews of Kaiser Wil
liam, parts of which seem prophetic
of Comr'iissioner Tong's movements, and
the additional point that Secretary of
State Root has dispatched to Japan per
tinent questions dealing with Nippon's |
attitude on' the integrity of China, the ,
open door policy of China and the Man- I
Quzriaa question, give a fine, broad
background upon which to project Tong
Shao* Yi's mission in a variety of spec
ulative motion pictures.
Commissioner Tong did not desire to
be interviewed yesterday. His diffi
dence was explained by his personal
sorrow and official retirement follow
ing the death of his sovereigns. But he ]
consented to discuss general topics \u25a0
with newspapermen, who offered not to
introduce political topics. During the
Interview, which covered a rapidly
shifting- field of topics, the dignitary i
eairi voluntarily:
"I come to this country with higher
powers than Minister Wu has and
should any question arise that would
. require my services. I will deal with it
instead of th* minister to this country."
Yung Kwai, secretary to the com
jr.iFFionf-r, and his appointed spokesman,
was ask'td concerning the statement
Kaiser AVilhelm was reported to have
madp reg-arding th*> prospective visit of
: a high Chinese official to Washington
for the purpose of entering into an
i alliance with this country, in which
Germany was later to join, for the pur-
Jpose of curtailing the influence of the!
Anglo- Japanese alliance.
"I suppose in this thing the kaiser
knows more than we do," Secretary
Yung Kwai answered, with true diplo
mat in evasion.
Another question which the secretary
evaded quite as skillfully was whether
or not Chung Mun Yew, one of the
secretaries in the party, was to be ap-"
pointed to succeed Wu Ting Fang, the
present . ambassador from China to
Washington. "Lightning may strike
him," replied the enigmatic secretary.
"But now he Is in mourning for the
death of his father and could not take
such a position."
Secretary Yung Kwai is an adroit
and pleasing official, a graduate of
Yale college, for 10 years secretary of
the Chinese legation at Washington,
and at one time a reporter on the New
.York Herald.
Had the death of the two sovereigns
of China not occurred, yesterday would
have been one of the most picturesque
In the history of San Francisco, and
quite the most ceremonious in the
ernals of Chinatown. A brilliant recep
tion, carrying all the orientation of
which the city and the race are capable
had been planned in honor of the
arrival on American soil of Special
Commissioner Tong Shao Vi and Prince
Tsai Fu.
The Pacific Mall steamship Mongolia
was sighted before dawn and dropped
anchor off quarantine at 7:45. At 9:20
o'clock in the morning the ship was
parsed by the health officers, and the
welcoming party was permitted on
board. The United States army tug Slo
cum. bearing the army officers and
the Chinese consul general and mem
bers of the Chinese reception commit
tee, drew alongside. •
Consul General Hsu Ping Chen, clad
In a gray astrakhan Jacket and wear
ing the black, buttonless cap of mourn
ing, first mounted the gangway and
hwrried to the commissioner, his arms
la^nod with the precious cablegram
tef-Zng of the wide swath <:ut by the
reaper about the throne of China since
the commissioner had .left Peking.
Behind the nimble epnsul general fol
lowed the vice, consul,' 'then members
of the reception "committee. \ General
V'oderiek A. Smith, U. S. A., com
Commissioner Tong Shao Yi
Here on Important Mission
Special Commissioner Tong Shao Vi and Prince Tsai Fu descending
| the gangplank, portrait of the prince and General Smith "welcoming
I the commissioner.
»j». : .j.
Greetings From Tong Shpa Vi
The foregoing: message of. greeting from Ton? Shoe Yi. special ambassador from the Chi
nese empire, to the people of the United States, is a facsimile of tha document written by
hit own hand for a representative of The Call." Folio-wing is a. translation: . "; " . /- .' . '
To the People of the United' States— .'. \u25a0 . , . ... .;
I am commanded by my. sovereign to come to your country for the
purpose of thanking your , government for. its magnanimous action in
remitting a portion of the', indemnity, with' hopes that the relations
between the two countries will become closer. t'ir',
I have been greatly impresscd.todayon my arrival with the business
activity and rapid growth, of, San Francisco. Thisis a matter. for con
gratulation.. I avail, myself 'of this*' occasion to send my- personal- greet
ings to the American people. " - ... \u25a0- • ; •
Specialambassador to the United States. Sent by* his" imperial Chi
nese majesty.. : ; . - ;.; "
mander of the department- of ihe Pa
cific, attended by Colonel William "A.^
Simpson, Colonel Bellinger, Captain
Eberle. V. S. N"., Major Krauthoff, Lieu
tenant Thomas R.l Kurtz. Lieutenant A.'
la Christie. Lieutenant Oliver P. Haz
zard and Lieutenant C. C. Carby, .all
In full dress uniform, followed.; -Cap
tain Edward T. Donnelly,' First neldjar
tillery. the officer detailed by the i war
department to act as the •military ;.'\u25a0 es
cort of the commiesion [in the 'United
States, was also on , the Slocum, ; and
early greeted the commissioner.
i Special Commissioner Tong -was
seated in the aft salon on .the Mongolia
when the party arrived.", Near him sat
the youthful prince, eagerly willing to
obey the least order of • his superior/
Meanwhile the gold laced army of
ficers stood by, as did state and federal
officials bearing greetings and courte
sies to the commissioner. After the
swift colloquy was* finished, the consul
general returned, -crestfallen, to his lo
cal committee and said that Tong had
refused to leave the vessel, ln the;Slo
cum, and.on account of the deaths in
the Imperial family, ;would not L consent
to a public demonstration.' • .f'-'l-A
At this time, - a -large military de
tachment-was awaiting the party at" the
transport: dock; and a .double \u25a0 line of
wealthy • Chinese merchants in ?\ their
maroon blouses: were awaiting the i par
ty. .; The consul general sadly Hold -the
committee" that; he was .'unable to budge
his. superior from 'the position he/had
taken. - Charles .A. Stephens , : . of I the
federal; custom service, a man of/.pro
nounced . diplomatic i ability,' was * ap
pointed to change . the mind , of the spe
cial .i commissioner. ;* Stephens . t suc
ceeded.'"" • \u25a0• . . .' '. 5 *••\u25a0"- •\u25a0'
Before the party left the' Mongolia,
a brief reception was tendered^hecom
mi«si6ner, >and the' prince." -William
Hamilton" and "A. ; Stephens," as
6igned .by. Collector -, of * the , Port* Strat
ton to I represent" the ; national 'govern
ment; - first - extended ] greetings : to.' Tong
and Prince '.Tsai f Fu:; ; Lieutenant! Gov
ernor •Warren 5 : Porter, : acting! l fori Gov
ernor Gillet,:- whose': illness ."prevented
his attending on the Mongolia, .followed
the two-federal;- officials.^' To'; the i of
ficials,'Commissioner'. Tong ':, said:
"I am pleased to. see, this 'country
again. .. L left it- reluctantly <;'and; ; am
glad* to i come * back; and * renew,,' remem
brances "of school 'days;and =to perform
! ' my mission, which is to. thank the
American people for their generosity in
the. boxer, indemnity matter."
Commissioner Tong Shao Vi led the
Way down the gangway to the Slocum,
followed by the meek prince and the
consul general. 'Then the Slocum hur
• rle.d off to Folsom street•wharf,''pass
ing'^-fn the 'stream "the' gray hulled
French cruiser. " : '**»
, .As the Slocum drew up at 'the trans
port dock a' battery of field artillery
fired the ambassador's, salute of 19
guns. The merchants kowtowed to
the. distinguished traveler?. The com
missioner passed quickly down the line,'
but paused for a. moment "to greet Ow
Yang King, former vice, consul at. San
Francisco, a personal friend of the
official. •' : '; i•. '.:.'\u25a0 '•' --'. *
Tony- Shao Vi and Prince Tsai ,-' Fu
were put in an open carriage drawn
by four black horses. General Smith
and the consul-general took places be
side them. Two troops of the Four
. teenth cavalry, under command. of Cap
tain E. P. Adams,, and numbering 130
men,, fell ; into line ahead of the car
riage and behind a platoon ,of mounted
police. . Behind came carriages with
other dignitaries in. the following or
der: \u0084
Second carriage— William Hamilton of the of
fice of the collector of the port, J. E. Meenan of
the immigration ! Berxice. . Colonel W. i *X. Simp
son. U. : S: A., Lieutenant Governor Warren Por
t<>r, t \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0-:-.:.'\u25a0. X ,•\u25a0:.... •.\u25a0:..-.
Third carriage — Colonel" Bellinger. Yung Kwai.
Captaln-Eberle, U. S.-N., Chung Mun Yew P
Fourth carriage— Major Krautroff, Vice'Consiil
K. O. Yons, Lieutenant T. ; R. Kurtz, • Look Tin
Eli. * . * > * • ••. V:•\u25a0 ; '»? 3- --'i . '.-.-,".., ~ .
Fifth" carriage— Lieutenant La Christie. Ten
Ching Fun. Cataon Donnollj-, Kock Shee Gee.'
Sixth carriage— Ng Poon Chew, Chine Kinir
Say, yin-Hinjr. Jules Clerfayt.
Seventh carriage — Lieutenant O. p." Hazzard
Joke Sltvr Yuen, Lieutenant C.C. Carbjy Shew
Fook YJbg. ,-\u25a0\u25a0 - \u25a0 .-•\u25a0.-,. \u0084 \u25a0•.-. -\u0084 .-. .
Eighth - carriage — Attorney Jackson. Attorney
Stidger, Chun Kirn Tow. Fong Yuen Ding. •
. A score of other carriages and automobiles fol
lowed. ; v; j ... \u25a0;. \u25a0-' V '•. i . .- ;\u25a0• ..;
East street > arid Market near the
ferry were filled /with interested spec
tators . of the procession.', \ Many. Chi
nese were' 'about;.- silently' watching the
progress ofrtheirexalted countrymen. :
The ; parade wentiup' East tojMarket,
to Powell, to Sutterp to Grant.' avenue,
to "Broadway, "to ;-, Powell*]. to^ California,
and to the (Mason street "entrance to
the Fairmont 1 . hotel.V.; ; -:":..'\u25a0 '•-,'
"VThe F : -'route % led > through Chinatown.
There; was color; along' the way. 'The
streets were' decorated; in honor of v the
visitors? ; over many 'of the 'doorways
being' hungfsad" eyed * portraits -of the
young iprince. Other^doorways .were
draped s wlth> blue; and .white mourning
colors, -r From .the I flagstaff s waved the
dragon- flag? at 'half' mast: - : From-- bal
conies "hung.iblousedv arid
maidens,' watchihgVthe ..procession of
; the: prince and '-thinking; possibly, of
the . romance \ of the \ seven -maidens and
the young prince,^ commemorated' every
year; in '.the fea'st.;of -.the seventh \u25a0 day
off the seventh; month.- -But the prince
Is* married. - «\u25a0 .' ' '\u25a0
-.' .After v the t parade ; reached ; the • Fair
mont -those swho ./were to • stay • there, \u25a0 in
cluding the ; : : commissioner:^ and", v the"
prince, \ went ; to > their ' apartments. V The
students -were driven 'to- the, St .% Fran
cisf hotel, > where V they Iwere "quartered.
.The following: is|in 'the party:. I .
n.i" El; Tong . Shao Yl'l Tons'Chiae Kung '
Cbu Sing .Yuen '\u25a0"'\u25a0'- YangiYu Ylng
Funp. Yuen: Ting * \u25a0 YungrKwai. \u25a0"\u25a0\u25a0', \u25a0
Ll;Ching-,Fen ;-' "•"" " MissTYung 1 Kwai% Eliza-
I/ow, Kla -Chan ; :•'.."; » beth /','<;.- \u25a0\u25a0,-.,
Pel Yu»; Liang ;' Master Yung Kwai Dana
Yang,Yu Sin . i Chi'Tsen Sun
Wang * Yoen s Ching • % Chung *Mun : Yu '
Master -.-Yung '\u25a0• Kwai- Hsu "Shin Yang ./... \u25a0
\u25a0' Burnham '• \u25a0\u25a0.-'" ;' t '- 1 ' Lvi Ylng Lin.- ; ;
Master Yung KwalAd- 1 - Ow:King. llslang^ \u25a0
dison • -•\u25a0" TongKang-Chonr J
Prince, Tea i Fu .'• Wangs Chlu'Teu
Chang iHonsr Yin - - MM. Ynng Kwai Mary B !
Dr.;HsiasObi.:Nanr *; Miss* Yung J Kwai .Ger-
Llu ; BbHj • Chung v .- : \u25a0; trude . and ; sis \u25a0 others.
Ow? Ching 'Che- ,- ••; \u25a0- '
Cbang'Cben Vwing :-\u25a0.'\u25a0. Kwan'-Pao * Chun '--"\u25a0•
Chun Kee Chuck, 'i <, Lee i Ping s Yek .;. \u25a0'
Jemoi Mun Kwang ;.'"•* Tong Su Hwa ' : :: t*
Liang.' Ying ; Chi- V Chu;Chlh We , \ : > .'\u25a0:\u25a0\u25a0'. ';\u25a0.'.
Tong aSu ;•:. Bong •* :\u25a0 '\u25a0 Jemo ! Mun : Chung '•\u25a0• / :
Twn iYing HBlen \u25a0 - Wwan Thee ; Chang
Chang Tse <\u25a0;-.; r. ¥ Tong Mun' To
Hsu ; Shih Tehang .- - jjong Tv Kit ; \u25a0 :
Do 1 Yon iWant , $5.00 f
. Read^ THE;. CALL'S V weekly offer O n
Chinese Oommissioiier Tong
Shao Vi Refuses to Discuss
; Politics of Empire
Secretary Says Regent Favors
Reforms and May Yet Wear
Occidental Clothing
Change in Oriental Women's
Attire Opposed by Head of
Imperial Embassy ' ,
"My 'mind, during my drive from
the wharf to the. hotel, .was, so con
centrated on the death of my sovereign,
whichoccurred since I left Peking, that
I could scarcely^ give, attention to. the
wonderful, improvements made in your
city," said Tons Shao- Ti, special com
missioner; of the' Chinese empire, who
reached Hliis' city yesterday with his
suite, on board: the steamer Mongolia.
In a formal statement given out by
the commissioner, he said:
"The object of my present mission
is to convey to the government and
people of the United States the grate
ful thanks of the government and peo
ple .of. China for . remitting a portion
of the boxer indemnity. . The generous
action on'; the : part of the United States
in this matter has evoked an appre
ciative response throughout my coun
try."^ ;,-:\u25a0 ;1..; 1 .. .•-. : -\u0084--- \u25a0[ . - •\u25a0 . .
.The commissioner would not discuss
politics or policies,*., but his secretary,
Yung Kai,' said:," I ';.' ' jp".
"The death of Emperor Kuang Hsu
and the Dowager Empress Tsi Hsi An,
followed by the ascendency to the
throne of the Emperor Pu Vi, under
the regency of Prince Chun, will not
affect the governmental. policy of China,
for the government still remains In the
hands of the men who. had controlled
it for,., the last two ; years — Yun Shi
Kal, a vice regent and president of the
privy council; Prince Ching, president
of the board of foreign affairs, and
Pr.ince' - Chun, the regent, ! who Is a
brother of the late emperor. There Is
no truth in the report that the empe
ror, who js but 3% years old. is not
the legitimate heir to the throne, but
was put theje by the dowager in place
of an elder brother, Pu' Lu. Prince
Chun was -only recently married and
has \u0084b ut .one, .son.".
The secretary said that the people
of China were friendly to President
elect Taft, who has visited China. The
party left Peking before the results of
the- election were known. • .
In addition to the. thanks of the
Chinese nation, Commissioner Tong is
bearing presents to President Roosevelt
arid "to. the lAm'erican government. Sec
retary; Yung stated. He would not
specify what the presents were, beyond
saying that some books for the congres
sional library were included. /
Commissioner Tong talked freely on
topics of 'general interest. He said
he believed that Chinese men might
adopt the' clothing of the : white races
as a more convenient garb.
"But women should retain their pres
ent costumes. I believe in a people re
taining their own traditions," said
Tong, "and do not favor Chjnese women
dressing in the western women's cloth
ing." , - ,
The party will leave San Francisco
"Wednesday, or Thursday, going directly
.to /Washington. ..
May Succeed Ambassador
The successor of "vv'u Ting Fang,
Chinese "minister to the United States,
may be among the members of the suite
that arrived here yesterday with Spe
cial Commissioner Tong Shao Yi. The
man who 'is i spoken of as the possible
head. of the Chinese embassy at "Wash
ington .is! Chung Mun Yew. , who is at
the Fairmont hotel, directing the af
fairs of .the imperial party.
All China is said to be in favor of
the> appointment of Chung to the cov
eted, office. - He is* one of the foremost
leaders of the reform party, and since
he', was graduated from Yale univer
sity has followed a diplomatic career.
Vice Consul K. Ow Young of this
city declared yesterday In -the pres
ence of Chung : at the Fairmont hotel
that ; the latter was :in line '\u25a0 ;for the
Washington office. "He, would
right | man in the " right place," said Ow
.Smiling a trifle .under, the compli
ment,' Chung declared 1 that he had
heard nothing of ; the matter. J .
: "I | have' no t great desire :to succeed
Mr. Wu," said Chung, "for I am deeply
concerned in matters at home."
Has American Wife
SPRINGFIELD,' Mass., Nov. 22.— Mrs^
Yung ' Kwai.' wife of Dr. Yung Kwai.
who for. many , ; years was connected
with the > Chinese embassy at "Wash
ington- and- arrived 'in San Francisco
today, , will; shortly visit : her \ home -in
this. city.:/ \u25a0'.' ' ,: : \ '\u25a0 \u25a0: ;.;. \u25a0; •".; .. ,
Mrs. Yung Kwai before her. marriage
was Miss May ißurnham,i ßurnham, daughter .of
Mrs." Florence L.W. Burnham: of Long
Hill street.: She; was married U to Dr.
Yun g\u25a0, at a time .when all lances . between
Americans and Chinese "met with much
opposition. For a .time- Dr. Yung, was
recalled to China and; with his wife
and 'five children sailed for the flowery
kingdom; vlt 1/was? Mrs. Yung's first
visit* to China" and , she and her children
have' divided their time between Shang
hai, Tientsin' and P.eking.-. : .
Freight to Goldfleld
' * day freight service' (refrigerator) •\u25a0 to
Goldfield and Tonopah via Southern Pa
dfi> * and ': Tonopah \u25a0& ; Goldfleld ft R.* > •\u25a0 "
-- - ; For /Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Bears the S]j? S2^+-aS^
Signature of t*La&Z7 : CUc/U4£
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• , Stockton 6tr«et \u25a0: Above ; Butter.
I European ; plan, , $1.50 ; per . dty ; and T upward.
{'American | plan, 6 $3.00 ; p«r day . and i upward. \u25a0
•• \u25a0\u25a0<\u25a0- \u25a0\u25a0* Satter • street > oar ' direct \u25a0 from ~ ferry.
L E, Hancock, Alias Knollys,
Captured • in .This Gty After
a Long Chase by Detectives
"Stuff and Nonsense," Is Retort
of Publisher of the New
York Herald
PARIS, '. Nov. 22.— A " "* love romance
of James Gordon Bennett's' early life
was .revealed ; yesterday; --when Maltre
Desjardins, in the' law courts, made
the. opening: address in Mile. Juliette
Schettler's suit against Bennett. The
woman's . claim and Bennett's -'positive
denial -of its. truth can be 'briefly sum
marized: "•<;-' • .•\u25a0 '.-
"You' are my- long:lost. papa!" ex
claims Mile. Juliette, now a governess
in Canada.' i : ~; ?: • :. .
"Stuff and nonsense!" Bennett retorts.
"Andrpermit me. to add that your suit
is malodorous of blackmail." - -'.
That famous lawyer, .Maltre Barboux.
is Bennett's counsel in the case. Muitre
Desjardins ;did; not go into particulars
in his opening address, reserving them
for next Saturday. But he described
an alleged- adventure of 30 years ago
on which the suit is based.
Mile. Juliette claims that James Gor
don Bennett, always gallant, greatly
admired Mile. Charlotte Schettler.
known on .the stage as'Camille Cler
mont. Mile. : Juliette vows she is the
living proof of Bennett's sincere ad
miration for her mother, and that Ben
nett acknowledged her as such. She
says he promised to give her' $80,000
when she was 16 years old, and did
give her $20,000 when 'she was 21.
j She admits that \u25a0 she promised then
never to trouble Bennett again. But
she has taken advice — $20,000, of
course, does not last a life time.
Chauffeur's Quick Wit Saves
Life of ;Former U. S. Sena
tor and Family
SANTA ROSA, Nov. 22. — The presence
of mind of Edward Burrier, chauffeur
for former United States Senator
Thomas Kearns of Utah, saved the
lives of Senator Kearns, his wife, sis
ter in law and two children here this
afternoon. The family had come Into
town to attend church and were on
their way home when the incident oc
The party was riding down Fourth
street, and just as they .neared ' the
Southern Pacific tracks an engine trav
eling at. a high rate of speed, was ob
served. The chauffeur, realizing, that
to stop would surely cause the machine
to skid on the slippery street, opened
the throttle as far as it would go and
just passed the engine by, about three
Inches'. : It was a miraculous escape.
On Thanksgiving day Ocean Shore
railway will operate the .following
schedules: leaving. San . Francisco 9:15
a., 10:40 a.. 1:45 p.. 5.50 p. Excursion
tickets to all points on road will be sold
November 23 and 26. •
"Entire Stock of
embracing both single pieces and complete suites
for Living Room, Library, Reception - Room, Hall*
Dining \u25a0 Room, Bedroom and • Study, "_\ \ T f..
jr^^^r^M fi Ili KrK 1
js4*y /o
Prices range from the simplest to the most elab-
orate . designs.
Qiir Fine Reproductions of
\u25a0 Colonial Mahogany
in the 25% reduction-
L. E. Hancock, Debonair Pas sen
ger on the Mongolia, Is Cap-
tured on Arrival of Boat
Gives Name of L. E. Knollys and
Denies He Is Man Wanted for
Embezzlement in East
Prisoner Started From North
Carolina, Went to Honolulu
and Then Doubled Back
A man hunt that extended half way
around the world and part of the way
back again and was conducted by tele
graphic and cable dispatches instead of
by bloodhounds had its climax yester
day- when a Pinkerton man- and- two
local detectives boarded » the> - Pacific
Mail liner Mongolia on Its arrival and
arrested one of its best dressed passen
gers, a young man traveling: in royal
style under the distinguished name of
Knollys. : *->:r ; -
Long before the liner was released
from quarantine. Police Detectives
Mackey and Conlon and Charles H.
Pohlman, assistant superintendent of
the local branch of the Pinkerton
agency, were at the barge office ready
to board the ship In company with the
custom officials and search among the
passengers for a tall . young man of
ruddy* complexion and smart- wearing
apparel, who was wanted back in Win
ston Salem, North Carolina, for embez
zling money belonging to the Lamb-
Fisher lumber \u25a0 company o{ that place.
The sleuths were furnished with a de
tailed description of.L. E. Hancock,
which is said to be the true name of the
aforementioned L. E. Knollys.
In the description sent out by the
North Carolina police authorities de
tails were given of elaborate tattoo
work on Hancock's arms. Patterns that
corresponded ev^i to the dot on &
dragon's tail were found on the arms of
Knollys, and as the description tallied
In every other respect with the Mon
golia's passenger he was placed under
arrest. He had been basking in femi
nine smiles during the voyage, but the
young woman' to whom- he showed such
extraordinary devotion parted from him
at the dock." '
; The task of finding him was placed
in the hands of the Pinkerton agency.
He was traced to New York: From there
he worked his way in easy stages and
splendid luxury to San Francisco. He
was traced to San Francisco and after
he had sailed it 'was discovered that he
had taken passage on the liner Siberia
for Japan. - ...
: "His description and a request for "his
arrest were cabled- to Nagasaki, but the
Siberia arrived there without him. It
was then learned that he had left the
ship- at Honolulu.. He had double on
his track and was returning to San
Francisco on the Mongolia.
; Knollys or Hancock, took his. arrest
calmly.- He denied all knowledge of
anybody named Hancock and insisted
that he, L. E. Knollys, was a stock
broker and a member of the firm of
Courtland, Babcock & Co., 41 Pine
street, New York.
Invocation Will Be Feature of
Thanksgiving Day in Mis
souri District
JOPL.IX. Mo.. Nov. 22.— Ministers of.
25 towns: in the Kansas-Missouri zinc
mining districts in their petitions to
the Almghty on Thanksgiving will pray
for a tariff on zinc ore. Rev. Dean C.
Du'tton of Webb City advocated thia
idea and the ministers of the towns
have consented to it.
On Wednesday preceding Thanksgiv
ing 15 representatives from this district
will have been before the ways and
means committee of congress for one
day. and the hearing will be concluded
on the day following Thanksgiving.

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