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-ON THE JOB WITH THE HEROINE
OF THE MOVING PICTURE PLAYS."
THE SUNDAY CALL
NEXT SUNDAY
VOLUME CVIL— NO. 126.
FIREMEN NEAR
DEATH IN SHIP'S
BURNING HOLD
Two Men Overcome in Smoke-
Laden Air, but Are Saved
by Companions
Mysterious Blaze in the Bark
George Custis Requires
Long Fight to Subdue
Cargo Badly Damaged Before
Seat of Trouble Is Located
Along the Keel
A HIDDEN" baffling fire in the hold
of the bark George Custis,
owned by the Northern Alaska
Kalmon company, gave the land and sea
branches of the San Francisco fire de
partment more trouble last evening
than it has had in a long time. Bat
talion Chief S. D. Russell was overcome
while directing the efforts of his men
in the smoking cavern of the ship.
find other firemen had to be assisted out
of the hold, unconscious from the ef
fects of the smoke.
One fireman. Pat King of truck No.
1. entered the smoke in a noxygen hel
met, but could not penetrate the cargo
to the seat of the blaze. Mate O. Olson
ha $ a close call from death In th*» fire.
The cargo, which was badly damaged,
was valued at nearly $100,000.
Mate Discovers Fire
Olson was the only man on the ves
sel last evening, as it laid docked at
Howard street pier No. 1. He was
awakened about 9 o'clock by the odor
of Emoke and, almost suffocated, he
rushed from his berth to the deck and
gave the alarm. Captain John Nelson.
master of the bark, was In Oakland,
but was sent for.
When the extent of the fire was
learned a third alarm was sent in.
The two fireboats David Scanlan and
Dennis T. Sullivan responded and a
large equipment of engines hurried to
the wharf.
The George Custis was loading sup
plies for the Alaska canneries and the
cargo consisted of' 200 tons of coal,
loaded the length of the ship against
the k«el, barrels of oil and other in
fiarnmabl* materials. It was believed
that the fire was started by sponta
neous combustion of the coal.
Ship Valued at $25,000
The George Custis was built in
Wall6boro, Me. and was I.SOO tons net
register. It has been at Howard street
wharf since March 29. C. H. Hale, su
perintendent of the Northern Alaska
salmon company, owners of the vessel.
Raid that the ship was valued at $25,
poO and that the full cargo was valued
at $100,000. The loading would have
been completed in a day end a half.
Th^ coal was burning obstinately at
a late hour last night.
The nature- of the fire made it one
of the most difficult the fire depart
ment evir ha* to encounter. There
was no blaze to direct the attention
of the hosemen, and for more than an
hour they were at a loss wh<?re best
to concentrate their efforts. The in
terior woodwork was hacked and the
bales and boxes of th<» cargo were
soaked by the water until Truckman
Pat King went Vlown with the oxygen
helmet and reported that the coal was
on fir*.
WOULD INVESTIGATE
TREASURER'S OFFICE
Councilman Crosby of Alameda
Wants Shortage Traced by
Special Committee
ALAMEDA. April 4.— City Treasurer
and Tax Collector Oswald Lubbock's
office. In which a shortage of $570 was
discovered, Is to be Investigated by a
special committee from the city coun
cil If a motion taht Councilman Sumner
Crosby says he will make at the meet
ing of the city council tomorrow night
prevails.
Lubbock has made good the shortage,
which he lays at the door of Deputy
City Hall Clerk George Christensen.
who assisted him in his ofHce.
Councilman Crosby said today
•The condition of things in the office
of the .city treasurer-tax collector
should be investigated from top to bot
tom and made known to the public.
"I would dislike to see Mr. Lubbock
retire under a cloud, but the tax payers'
money must be safeguarded. At the
meeting of the city council tomorrow
night I will move that a special com
wittee be appointed- to thoroughly in
restigate affairs In the office of the city
treasurer and tax collector and report
back to the council, when that body can
then take such further action as the
situation warrants,"
When Lubbock was apprised of Cros
by's plan, he said:
"Such a move will make no change In
\u25ba my plans. I have placed the matter as
far as I am concerned In the hands of
my attorney. Judge A. F. St. Sure. I
have nothing to fear as the result of an
Investigation."
EKOW I» NEW JCEXlCO— Tuenmcarl, N. M.,
April 4.— 900w began falling; hew early this
morniß? and ha* oontlno^ throngboot the
dar. Farmer* and . 6to«"km>u were badly In
ot n» of tbc moteture.
The San Francisco Call.
INDEX OF THE
SAN FRANCISCO CALL'S
NEWS TODAY
TELEPHONE KEARXY 86
TUESDAY. APRIL, 5, 1910
EDITORIAL
Fire cities claim the fair. I'njte 6
Teaching something you don't know. " Page 6
Tuft hurt by bis impolitic alliance*. Pace 6
Bureaucrats to aid of marine bospital. I'njjc 6
CITY
Sui*rris«»rs award printing contract to the
Post. Page 10
Y. M. ]. initiates bis clasa of candidates at
Alemeda. Page 12
Steamship Beer arrives from New York after
goiKl trip. I'age 5
Hotel fire is found to be the work of liJ
cendUrle*. > I'age 3
Ninth infantry paid and will sail for Philip
pines today. . Page 7
Exposition project will be given boost in New
Orleans by Sbriners. Pace 5
Joseph D. Grant gets property worth $1,500,000
under father's will. Paße 16
Cracksmen who Mow safe at Athenian club
placwl under arrest. l'agc 5
Natban Pollack shoots down Ctrl and attempts
to kill lier companion. l'nge 4
Last Indian census to be prosecuted before red
men lose their identity. Vagr U
County Clerk Mulcrevy hurls "defl" at mayor
by dismissing deputies. Page 16
Mrs. Daisy Kimball Adams awarded legal cus
tody of minor daughter. Pace 4
Newton TV. Stern petitions for receiver for the
Calara Vallc-y realty company. Page 7
S. P. and Santa Fe presidents will confer re
garding extension of N. \V. P. Pace 3
Clergy will preach on white plague on "Tuber
culosis day," Sunday, April 24. Page 7
Mm. J. B. Hume guest of honor at luncheon
of federated San Francisco clubs. Page Id
SUBURBAN
Veterans preparing for big annual encamp
ment. Page a
Johnson's biplane plunges into bay, but avia
tor is uninjured. Page S
Burglars raid five stores and residences Satur
day in Alameda. , i'njce 9
Manual training to be extended to country
schools in Alameda county. Page .s
Berkeley officials of class of 1905 would hold
elections each five years. • Page D
Heirs lay claim to Sypolt property, which'
figured in I>r> Lancey scandal. Page Si
Women students of university to sing and
dance in seniors' extruTaganza. Page 8
Alameda supervisors decide by vote of 3 to 2
to bny more voting machines. Page s»
Wealthy man's son, who desertg^l army for
sweetheart, sentenced to prison. I'iiko S
Oakland city electrician returns from ' ea»t
with data .for improving service. I'a;;r >
Hiss Rae Morrow will entertain in honor of
Sevilla Hayden, bride elect of month. Page 8
Methodist ministers of Oakland will appeal to
governor to stop Jeffrics-JohDson fight Page 1)
COAST
Oregon's "grand old man* die* at age of
S7. Page 3
Fred S. Cone of Alameda found dead in ditch
in Nevada. Page 1G
Fresno will send rai*ins to the rulers of
world's' nations. Page 4
Police look for murderer to confess that he
is the- drug store bandit. , Pane 1
Probate Judge accused of insult is horse
whipped by man and wife. Page 1
Mrs. Minnie It. O'Neill will run for office of
county school superintendent. Page 4
Grand Jury corrects indictment which charges
Doctor Burke with malpractice. Page '-•
EASTERN
One of the Russell claimants will face proee
cution for fraud. Page 16
Southern Pacific stock holders to vote on pro
poped 150,000,000 bond issue. Page 1
FOREIGN
Roosevelt Is guest of Italian king twice in
one day. Page 1
Roosevelt to hold public reception In Rome
for Americans. Page 1
German university professor meets death when
landing from balloon. Page 2
SPORTS
Auto gun club holds its first trap shoot of
the season. Page 10
Stanford college nine will meet St. Mary's
Wednesday. Page It
Star of the Sea team defeats St. Francis
school tossers. Page 10
Representatives of Stanford and U. C. to meet
at Palace today. Page 11
Jockey Shilling's application for a license in
New York tabled. Page 11
Two oddson favorites and pair of long shots
score at Emeryville. Page It
Coffroth and Hester still after San Mateo
county fight permits. Page 10
Cache. W. B. Jennings' promising filly, dies
en route to New York." Page Id
Kennedy no match ' for Mornlngstar in 18.2
balk line, billiard game.^•-'A Page 10
Seals and Oaks open week's aeries this after
noon at Recreation park. Page 10
MARINE
Letter from Captain Cottle at Herscbell island
confirms news of Karluk's rich catch. Page 15
SOCIAL
Tableaux rivants will prove leading . society
«vent of present week. Page 6
LABOR
Label section of labor council organized with
35 unions represented. Page 7
NINETEEN COUNTIES GO
"DRY" IN MICHIGAN
More Than 300 Saloons Voted
Out of Business
DETROIT, April 4. — More than 3CO
saloons were voted out of business in
19 Michigan counties today.
Of the 36 counties where local option
elections werj held the only county
not heard from is Osceoda, which Is
reported to . possess only one saloon,
so the returns were fairly complete.
Nineteen counties voted "dry" and 16
voted "wet," Of the 10 that had be^n
dry for two years Oakland and WexforJ
voted- to change to the met column. .
Brussels Plans Greeting
BRUSSELS, April 4. — Tentative plans
for the entertainment of Roosevelt-here
have been completed. He will be given
a dinner at the .American legation by.
Minister Bryan April 28 and following
the dinner will receive the members of
the American colony. /.<\u25a0'-.
Next morning Roosevelt will bave an
interview with M. Renken, minioter for
the colonies, regarding the situation
the- Belgian Congo. : , '
On the same day he will have lunch
eon with King Albert at the palace
and in the afternoon will drive: with
his majesty to -the Laken palace. .In
the' evening he will be entertained at
dinner by Foreign, Minister Davignon.
SEEKS jnLLBITE-f.Eurek»; April; 4.— J. S. Al
bln of.the B. &O. milling company - of We
:: nmtch**, W«i<h., is In: this city. with: the tnten-"
tkm \u25a0- on locating a TrholeFale ' flour." establish
' ucat and; macaroni factory, here. .-.«,•?
SAN FRANCISCO, \u25a0 TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 1910.
POLICE EXPECT
MURDERER WILL
TELL OF CRIMES
7 I
Killing of Schneider Believed to
. Be Stumbling Block to
Confession
Since Identified by Gleason the
Thug Has Made Two Ef- .
forts to Break Jail
Table of Crimes Of
The Drug Store Bandit
. SATUBDAY, DEC. 4, 190» I
O«3O p. m. — Holds up Dr. E. H.
Gloaiion In phnrmacy, 1282 Mar
ket street, \u25a0ecurlnß; $50.
10:04 p. m.— Attempt* to hold up
IJnvlri 11. Green In drug; store
at Franklin and Turk ntrcets|
Is frightened hy Green'a vrlfe.
10:08 p. m.— Shoots aud kills Wil
liam H. Schneider, night clerk
at Burns' hanimam bath«, 815
Ktldy street. , . .
SATURDAY, DEC. 12
BtOs p. iv. — Returns to Gleason-
Courneen drug: store;' holds up
Dr.* Henry A'olun, necures about
. 9200, escapes. \u25a0 .
TUESDAY. DEC. 14
Holds up Mrs. Irene Floras In
Charlotte candy store, 1256
.Market street, while two de
tectives are ffuardlng the
GlenHon-Courneeu drug store
two doors , aivay. Left with
out securing- any money.
THURSDAY, DEC. 16
Holds up clerk in While drug;
store, Geary* and Fillmore
streetMt in frightened away.
MONDAY, DEC. 20
Appears nt hilliard parlor, 1586
Tost street, nnd telephones to
Gl«a«on'* drug store, "I'll be
around." .'
DEC. 15 to 25
FritK Ertuian. James Dowdall,
John W. Adams, Jack Street
and finally Walter B. Carroll,
former policeman, arc sus
pected of beins bandit. Alibis
proven for all. , . , ; VN
APRIL. 4, 1010
Chnrles Chlf ten, slayer of Bright
Watchman Whybark of Santa
Clara, Identified by Dr. Gleason
a* . the bandit.
[Special Dispatch to The CalQ
SAX JOSE, April 4.— Chief of Po-,
lice Haley- and Police Detec
tives Ray Starbird and Char
ley Hines, who have 'devoted hours
each day since last Thursday In
cultivating the 'good will of Charles
Chifton, who has been identified as
the notorious drug store bandit, be
lieve that he is on the verge of a con
fession which will stamp him one of
the most extraordinary criminals of.
which the local police have record.
The officers are going easy with him
since his identification yesterday by Dr.
Edward H. Gleason of the Gleason-
Courneen drug store of San Francisco,
which was robbed December 5 and
again December 12. {
Expect a Confession
"We expect to get a confession from
Charley soon," said Ray Starbird to
day.
"We are sure since Gleason was here
that he is the man. I think that the
only thing that is stumping him is'the
killing of. Schneider in the Hammain
baths. ,He don't want to confess that
he killed that man in cold blood. I
think that he is figuring out some ex
planation of this.' 1 .
Two on ' the part of '. : the
prisoner to break jail have been frus
trated within the last few days. Sun
day he. had planned to break a gas
pipe running. over the top of the cells
in the prison cage and burn his .way
through the wooden floor over .head by
setting fire to the gas and thus make
his escape through the police court.
Another attempt to get away by' means
of a saw fashioned from a small piece
of steel was'discovered in time to foil
his plans. Both'attempts were spoiled
by the jailer, who had been warned by
another prisoner. • , /
Conversant With Crimes
Chifton seems to know all of the big
gambling halls in the west and is con
versant -with all of the minute details
of the biggest holdups and robberies
committed within the last several years.
He has the nonconunital countenance
of the poker sharp, and on the witness
stand . Friday coolly faced an angry
crowd, 'while, without a tremor or an
increased heart beat, he told how he
had ' killed popular George Whybafk.
The preliminary examination "which
was commenced then will be resumed
Alma* Bell Disappears
Alma Bell, the young woman; who
feared that Chif ten would kill, her and
who gave the police evidence which re
sulted In his arrest, has gone into se-
s clusion in ' some part of the city and
successfully, evades newspaermenJ Alma
Bell is said to be an assumed .name. 7; It
Is claimed that she is really a daughter
of a Hollister rancher.
Chif ten says he is: only 22 v years of
age, but the 'police believe that ; he is
Caused. Reign of Terror
A strange and bloody, drama of crime
was played by "the. drug j store .bandit."
\u25a0 The '""thug; 'that"; murdered * William H.
«. Continued on: Page - 2 t "' Column .• 4 *•\u25a0'•'•
Chif ten May Confess
Tries To Break Jail
| Charles Chif ten,' confessed murderer, who is believed to;be the notorious I
j ,v -V v~ , drug store bandit. ; :"i: r .^ j
SOUTHEN PACIFIC
PLANS BOND ISSUE
Stock Holders Meetirtg-inlErame
Shed to Vote on $50;0tf(^000, ;
Financial Projejclv"
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[Special Dispatch to ' The Calt] ' £p / .
LOUISVILLE, v Ky..t \u25a0 April. V 4..— The
Southern' Pacific company,- the "second
largest holder of railroad property, in
the United States, will -be officially, '.'at
home" ; in this city Wednesday, VApril
6. \The annual stock holders' meeting,'
consisting of Judge * Hum
phrey, general counsel for the corpora-,
tlon, and Alexander Miller, the secre-;
tary, will be held in the little frame
shed at. Beechmont, jußt outside the
jurisdiction of the city tax collector.
This. important assemblage will pro
ceed to elect a board of directors for.
the 'company, and probably will ap
prove an increase In its ; bonded In
debtedness amounting to 150,000,000. .
Judge Humphrey is in possession pf
the proxies of. a majority of \u25a0 the stock
holders and has. his program ready to
be voted; on. 'The Southern Pacific has
stock outstanding, amounting to $300,
000,000 and Its bonded indebtedness,
exclusive of its property companies, Is
$119.000)000. : :, ' : ' > !
The directorate is composed of R. S.
Lovett, : Henryde Forest,' Robert* Go'elet,'
W... D. ", Cornish, Maxwell Evarts, J; H.,
Schiff,- Clacence H.'Mackay, W. Bayard
Cutting,' William Mahl, Trank /V\ Van
derlip;, W. V/.'S/ Thorpe, ", Charles 1 A.
Pekbody, -.William': Rockefeller, Marvin
Hughitt (and- H. E. ; Huntingdon. ;'•
WEALTHY^ MINE OWNER
- , AND /AFFINITY FLEE
Aged Lover, Fears Arrest on the
w: Charge of Insanity \u0084„
EL April;4.— An; aged
man : and a young, women who had been
stopping: at a hotel, under, an assumed
name, It was learned today, were' John
Scanlon, • a ;' wealthy 'mine "owner •-. and
businessman '< of * : Tucson, and Miss
Marion Maiarkey/ a trained- nurse.*. Both
had disappeared several' months / ago.V
' Miss iMalarkey;.. and .Scanlon ; ; talked
freely ; toV the ;'.hotel» proprietor, today;
both .declaring Scanlon • had transferred
1 his" property : to the nurse a"rid voluntar
ily placed himself ..in her care. <. ? :
Learning that Tucson -parties were
about ;t; to # . have .them, arrested, charging
Scanlon •; with,'' insanity 'and the ; nurse
with kidnaping ri^im,- they 'left hurriedly
for Guadalajara tonight."
[ Telegraphic Brevities |
FIRE IN CANADA— Winnipeg, April '4.— Fire
\u25a0> in^tbe 'biwlneMVection , of. .Manor, isaskathe
\ wan, ; last; night destroyed \ Hotel - Manor and
three : business! houses, t Ixms; about $100,000. \u25a0
ARRANGE * TO t PRESENT i BT ATXTE-; Waih tpg
ton, April f 4.— The a French .ambassador .< today
-"'\u25a0• recelred a ; delegation ' bended •by Colonel "James
i ~Mann, ' appointed by.t he, governor i of * Virginia
to arrange ' for, the » presents t Ion ; to '> the } French
republic *of A a replica -;of * the « f anions » Houdln
' statue of t George ii^ashlngton.i^Tbeambassa
'-' dor iproujißed' to ; notify ,-,the commlMlon'of : a
f' suitable « date * for Vthe ;. presentation 'of v th«
•f.fno ..-"• \u25a0\u25a0'•...\u25a0\u25a0- .'..\u25a0"- \u25a0:"•-' :\u25a0•\u25a0-.' -..':-»,.-.\u25a0
NINTH INFANTRY
WILL SAIL TODAY
Men Are Paid Monthly Salaries
Aggregating Fifteen Thou «
sand /Dollars* ; -']:': V\]
Fifteen thousand ' dollars, - their
monthly- salary, was paid' yesterday to
the men of the Ninth infantry, on^the
transport dock :by Paymaster' Major
George -E. Pickett. v.;f • \u25a0• > , ' * • ; .
.These troopers -came from Fort Sam
Houston, iTexas. :t: t -v-- T '.-> - - ' r - ...
-They- will sai I • on the Sherman Hoday
for the Philippines. '.'',:' .\u25a0\u25a0-: ...
Troop jD j of the Fourteenth : cavalrj
en , route- to -the .Philippines came up
from Monterey > early yesjterday. morn
ing and was at once installed in- the
transport. ", The.troopMs in 'command of
Major W. n. -. Smedherg Jr. All told
, there will be 1,400 going out ,in the
vessel.'--;- ; ~ " '. . ?.'' \u25a0* ' 'tfi
Major Erneste V. Smith will take
charge today. of the office of the judge
advocate of 'this department,' relieving
Captain Harry F. Rethers, who" leaves
for Manila today. : . >*\u25a0•\u25a0•;
\u25a0. The Infantry officers of the organized
militia of will assemble at
a camp- of instruction at the Presidio
of; Monterey In-line 12. They will be
in camp r for 7J9ays. • Arrangements for
the meeting* 'are how being perfected
by Colonel -Robert -L.'. Bullard., Eighth
infantry, who will' take charge of. the
camp.; \u25a0 ;*; : - ''• \ ,\u25a0
1 Lieutenant jWalter^ O. Howell, ; niedl-.
cal /reserve corps, has been ordered to
'Fort \Miley,' for temporary duty f during
the, absence ;of Captain '"Charles .. E.
Freeman, , who is on 'leave.' ; . '.' :) w
' ";Lle.utenarit'; Harry * Li .Hodges/ First
cavalry', hks been relieved." from tem
porary duty -at ' trie'p'residio /and- will
'join his 'comrjany ! at : . Fort, Walla' Walla.
' \u25a0'Lieutenaht' '-Thomas ; W." Brown/
•Twerityrseventh^ infantry, \ has - recov
ered -from his' illness and.w^ill 'resume
his 'duties with 'his regiment,- stationed
at Fort Sheridan, 'lllinois.' ,•- \u0084 • . "
Captain Moor N.. Falls, who has also
'been, lll'at/ the!, general hospital.', has
\u25a0recovered •'and,: will sail- today, for his
post'iin the ; quartermaster department
at' Honolulu/ :\ \u25a0•'.', ' \\ :':.:'*' \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0"\u25a0..
X The-following offices -registered- at
department ; headquarters - r yesterday:
:i^Lieutenant LI A.',T.avantlne, 'medical'
'reserve '- corps; Colonel C. ; , J.- Crane.
Ninth J infantry ; ] Captain * O. G. !j ßrown,
medical .^corps, ; on ; his way to J Manila.'
staying at'^the St : Francis; 'Lieutenant
•WJC/Whiteman; Ninths infantry,*, and
Lieutenant.- Russell -James,-'. Ninth in
faritry," who": has 'just .been .transferred
from, the 'Eighth-Infantry,' at". his re
quest. - . \u25a0 -
HUSBAND rAND WIFE
; W ;:- ViORSEWHIP A JUDGE
Woman Accuses Chasfised Jurist
. \u0084 of /Insulting "Her,
' " s ROS W ELL, N. M.", A p r i 1 ; 4.—-MrV.4 .— -Mr V. ?\u25a0 F.
P. r Fisher,. assisted by her/ husband, at
tacked /Probate '\u25a0 Judge,' J.-T. 'Evans on
the." street \u25a0 last night and horsewhipped
him....;-'. \u25a0-''" , \ :' \ ' .'; ' . ",' ; ;;"
, Mrsl. Fisher alleges "Judge Evans in
siiited.her. -.-\u25a0\u25a0„ •."-.\u25a0\u25a0" \u25a0\u25a0\u25a0'.. '\u25a0• '. \u25a0 ,
Judge ' ; : Evans denies the charge and
has^Vworn out* aya v warrant against rtne
Fishers^: :'•'.:\u25a0\u25a0 i -;-...- :- : \u25a0-.-.'\u25a0-.. • . \u25a0 ,\u25a0\u25a0 \u25a0
INTEREST MONEY .FOB ;HOAD>FUND—Red
:,%woodi City.- April / 4.— Supervisor.' D. E. Blark
\u25a0•.-burn-of the ' fifth \u25a0 \u25a0' township ; announced jut- the
\u25a0? meetlnjrof the'bourd todaj-, that he will present
s'a \u25a0 resolution > atf the :next'^-vm«>tlne -of 'the
: fathers'.' .' directing ? that f, the j 112,000
.;; collected ; -- by/; the. late * grand '•: jury y from % the
f; banks '- in I which • public i money* j were'; deposited
'-.\u25a0\u25a0"•tie 'divided ; proportionately- among; the flre road
;": funds of -the "county .-;;";. e*,£i' : \u0084 .} . ; jtv.;*-.'. ;
HAeMeather
YESTERDAY— Clear tfuesLvmd; maximum
temperature 7Q. 'mrnmuiri )s o.
FORECAST FQR'ipDAY—Fax: fog in
ffie^momi'ng. and at nightzsght/south winds.
ch'an&ing'tqiSkst^ -C^,
ROOSEVELT TO
HOLD RECEPTION
FOR AMERICANS
Plans to Greet Countrymen of All
Greeds at Public Gathering
In Italian Capital
NOTED AMERICAN GUEST OF KING
ROOSEVELT WILL
NOT MAKE VISITS
TO METHODISTS
By JOHN CALLAN O'LOUGHLIN
[Special Cable to The Calt]
(Copyright by th« Tribune Co., Chicago, 1010.)
ROME, April 4. — Theodore Roosevelt
will not^vlilt the Methodist mission and
he will not make an address before the
Methodists. In lieu of such action he
will hold a reception at the. American
embassy Wednesday, to which all
Americans In* Rome, without respect to
creed, will be invited. The Invitation
will be extended to the Catholic col
lege as well as to the other American
organizations.
Donators Clark and Slpple, leaders
of the Methodists in Rome, called on
Roosevelt thl3 afternoon and said that
the would be glad for a chance to pre
sent the American members of their
mission and to Invite at the same time
some others for a general reception. t
\u25a0•"I am perfectly willing to rest my
case with all American Catholics upon
the statements issued by Cardinal
Merry Del Val."
This is the only comment Roosevelt
would make this evening on the state
ments of the vatlcan, made yesterday
and this morning.
Interest Is Aroused
The statements aroused intense inter
est throughout Europe and Roosevelt
was beseiged by a' horde of journalists
representing papers of aU^the western^
countries today. «Je regards the mat
ter closed with the receipt while in
Cairo, of the final message from Mon-J
signor Kennedy of the American col
lege of Rome, reiterating that the
audience was only to be permitted with
the understanding that there should be
no repetition of the Fairbanks affain
"As the cardinal quotes me In the
statements he has Issued, I feel justi
fied in saying' that the expressions that
he therein attributes to me are sub
stantially correct. In mji. personal ca
pacity I called upon Cardinal Merry Del
Val Saturday evening. He immediately
received me in his private office, which
Is decorated In soft red tints. The car
dinal appeared in the robes of his
eminent office, wearing a heavy gold
chain with a pendant cross around his
neck. I read fro ma memorandum which
T had prepared, stating that I did not
come with Roosevelt's authority, though
I had apprised him of my intention.
"You may go or not. Just as you
please," Roosevelt said to me. "But do
not forget that as far as I am con
cerned the situation is precisely as -I
put it in my cablegrams, and I can not
add not subtract to what I have said
In them."
Recites Roosevelt's Attitude
I described the prospective affect of
the incident on American sentiment
and recited the just attitude which
Roosevelt has observed in respect to
all Catholics, to /which the cardinal
agreed. I added: "I want your emi
nence to know that in my judgment
Mr. Roosevelt is too tactful and too
much of a statesman ever to give a
fauz pas. . I know that he declined to
make any engagements with the ex
ception of 'that with the king of Italy
and the profferred recaption by the
pope until after his arrival in Rome.
"Recognizing the dignity of the pope
as he does, I know him well enough to
be sure that he would have refrained
from any act which might Be objec
tionable i to the Vatican, but the day
after his presentation was his own to
to do with » as he saw fit and. in my
Judgment, no one has any right what
ever to -say what he should or what
he' should not do after his presenta
tion to the pope."
I am not at liberty to give .the views
expressed by the Cardinal, but his tone
was most frlenly towards Roosevelt,
and- he (evidently had the desire to ar
range the audience without abandoning
the'posltion taken In regard to Fair
banks. '~ Naturally I could not private
ly pledge that Roosevelt would not call
upon,the Methodists.
Object to Methodists
The pope is greatly incensed at the
campaign of calumny, which; it ;ls
chargedithe Methodists are conducting,
declaring that they are not only prose
lyting Catholics in an
fashion; but are distributing pam
phlets In which it Is stated they make
vicious and . wholly unwarranted* at- ;
tacks upon the .pope. Against the other '
protestants in Rome the. Vatican has
no- complaint, but it : Is determined In
the case .".of .'.the Methodists to ' have
nothing jto do with them -or with any
one. having. relations with them. What
Roosevelt's friends, object '•' to i iis the
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PRICE FIVE CENTS.
FORMER PRESIDENT
ENTERTAINED BY
KING AND QUEEN
ROME, April 4. — Twice today Theo
dore Roosevelt *as the guest of KlnS
Victor Emmanuel.
The king received the former presi
dent at an early hour at tha quirinal
with particular warmth and they
talked together for nearly an hour.
This evening there was a grand dinner
at the palace given by th« king and
queen in honor of Roosevelt and his
family. Great preparations have been
going on for this event and the queen,
herself directed all the arrangements.
Has Strenuous Day
Roosevelt had a strenuous day. After
his meeting with the king he visited
the pantheon, where he was th* object
of a popular demonstration. Ha
lunched with Ambassador LeLshman
and received the Italian journalists in.
the afternoon.
Tomorrow will be less busy. In the
morning he will drive with the kins
and will probably spend the afternoon
sight seeing. He will be the guest of
the British ambassador at dinner in th-»
evening.
The Vatican incident, which has
aroused considerable bitter comment In
the newspapers, ' has made Roosevelt
the subject of intense popular Interest,
and a crowd is constantly before tha
hotel where he is staying, awaiting a
chance to get a, glimpse of him.
Reception at Palace
Roosevelt and his ' party arrived at
the entrance of tha Quirinal palace at
8 o'clock p. m.. where the door of his
carriage was opened by the imposing
figure of the royal door keeper, mag
nificent In scarlet livery with sword
and baton and cocked hat. At the
foot of the grand staircase Count Toz
zoni and Duke Cito. masters of cere
monies, and Count Guicclardlnl, gentle
men in waiting to Queen Helena anJ a
relative of the minister of foreign af
fairs, met the party and escorted them
up the steps, which were decorated
with palms and flowering shrubs.
In the. great hall of the Swiss they
were received by Count Gianottl,
prefect of the palace, whose wife was
Miss Klnney of New Tork. and by
Countess Giacoiardinl, lady in waiting
to the queen, who took them through
the great ballroom into a reception
roo . mhung with priceless tapestries,
where they were greeted by the sov
ereigns, surrounded by their military,
and civil households.
Banquet With Sovereigns
After a short conversation, all tha
guests, Including the American ambas
sador and Mrs. Leishman and the start
of the embassy, adjourned to the pri
vate dining room of the king, a spa
cious hall, hung with modern tapestry
and decorated with Immense plants and
flowers. The dinner was enlivened by
the military band in the gardens below.
The queen had at her right Colonel
Roosevelt, then Princess Helena of
Servia. Major J. F. Landis, military at
tache of the embassy. Countess Guic
clardini, John W. Garrett, first secre
tary; Princess Palerno, Kermit Roose
velt and Count Tozzoni. At her left
sat Ambassador Leishman, Prlnces3
Vera of Montenegro, Commander An
drew T. > Long, naval attache; the
Duchess Graziole-Lante, J. S. Wilson,
second secretary, and Count Culcolar
dini.
At the right of the king sat Roose
velt, the marquis dl San Giuliano, the
foreign minister; Mrs. Landis, General
Brusali, Miss Ethel Roosevelt, Count
Brambilla and Duke Cito, commander
of the royal cuirrasiers. At the left ot
hls'majesty were Mrs. Leishman. Count
Glanotti. Mra. Garrett. Count' Mattioli.
minister, of the royal household, and
Princess Vlaro.
Ambassador Gives Luncheon
Ambassador Irishman's luncheon to
Roosevelt included as gueats Premier
Luzzatia, the marquis di San Giuliano,
minister of foreign affairs; Mayor Na
than, Count Gianotti, prefect of tne
royal household; Signor Bollati. a di
rector general of the foreign office; the
"members of the American embassy and
several Americans, including John B.
Coolldge of Boston, former minister to
.Nicaragua.
After the' lunch Roosevelt received
Dr. Carlos Manuel Cespedes. Cuban min
ister, 'who presented a message and
greetings of the Cuban' government. He
also,'recelved Dr. Walling Clark, head
of the Methodist organization In Italy,
and' Rev. Dr. B. M. " Tipple, pastor of
the American Methodist church In Rome.
A number of Italian Journalists called
o,n Roosevelt this afternoon, but Roose
velt declined to discuss the Vatican In
cident. V During the. course of the con- %
versation he spoke of the great change
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