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EASTERN WASHINGTON. OF Greeted by Large Throngs of People Along the EntlrS Rout*—Spent Four Hour# at Spokane and Made Two Short Spreche»— Decorations Were Elaborate—Proceeded on His Way Spokane, May 26.—Tuesday Theo dore Roosevelt, president of the United States, visited Spokane. For three hours and a half he was the guest of the city of Spokane and of the Inland Empire. During tha. time he greeted and spoke to many thousands of the people through the most attractive sections of the city, drove three times across the Spokane river at different points around the falls, turned the sod for the S. A. A. C. building, and per formed the same service for the new Masonic temple, addressed 6000 school children in Coeur' d'Alene park, took a birds-eye view of the ^ city from , the heights of-Seventh and'Eighth avenue, drove at the head of the parade down Riverside avenue, decorated as never before, and addressed as many thou sands of people as can come within reach of his voice. The president then returned to his private car and pro ceeded on his way to Helena. In the evening the city enjoyed the flare and noiBe of the most elaborate fireworks ever seen in Spokane. PRESIDENT AT SPOKANE. Was Greeted by 70,000 People in the Falls City. Spokane, May 27. —Spokane and the Inland Empire extended a royal wel come yeqjerday to the'president of the republic. It was a welcome extended under lowering and occasionally leak ing skies, but the raindrops, which fell at Intervals, did not daunt the enthusi asm of the mighty multitudes who came to pay honor to Theodore Roose velt. As the president's carriage, flanked by rough riders, drove down Riverside avenue, the spectacle could beet be compared to the return of a conqueror of the olden time returning from bat tles won on hard fought fields, and re ceived with tumult and acclamation by PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT. an almost worshiping host; but it was more inspiring; because it was the tri bute of a free people to a hero of war, and a statesman of peace. Spokane's welcome to Roosevelt will be remembered for years by those who participated in it, however humble the part they played—from the lusty shout er on the curbstone to the gentleman in silk tile who was fortunate enough to secure a place in the parade. It was a pageant such as the Inland Empire has never seen before, and which it will not see soon again. • Estimates are that from 25,000 to 35,000 people saw President Roosevelt deliver his address. Probably 'not to exceed one third that number heard his address. At the intersection of Lincoln street and Main avenue in front of the speaker's stand, thousands were mass ed as tightly as they could stand. Far out on the haymarket, on Main avenue, on the steps of the Vincent church and from every direction about the stand hundreds more gathered: On the basis of one person to every square foot it is « estimated that the crowd around the grand stand numbered easily from 25 - 000 to 30,000. Thousands made no effort to hear the address, preferring to line the route of the final drive to the Northern Pa cific depot to catch a farewell glimpse of the president rather than to Join the pushing, perspiring mass in front of the speaker. Probably .3000 persons gathered near the depot to witness the departure. Conservative estimates place the number of visitors in the city yester day at 20,000. The fireworks display, that formed a fitting close to a most brilliant day for Spokane, began at 9 o'clock, and to say that it was the finest ever seed in this city would expréss the consensus of opinion of the spectators, but would be mild praise. At Tskoa. Tekoa, Wash., May 27.—Fully 4000 people heard President Roosevelt speak hore and after the presidential train had gone, spent the afternoon in recreation. This has been the greatest day in the history of Tekoa and one that will never be forgotten by the citi zens and thousands of visitors who liO|Kl the streets. At Wallace. Wallace, Idaho, May 27.—The recep tion to President Roosevelt during his two hours' visit here was as enthusias tic as any during his entire trip. Al though he sustained the dignity of his position, he assumed the very attitude of the people and became one of them for the time being. Notwithstanding the downpouring of rain, which started early in the morning and continued un til the departure of the train, enthu siasm ran high during the president's stay. MR. R008EVELTS CAREER. Born In New York in 1868—Graduate of Harvard. Born of an old Dutch family in New York city, October 27, 1858. His father was Theodore Roosevelt, who married Martha Bullock, of an old Georgia family. Educated under private tutors, and was graduated from Harvard-college in 1880. Studied law in the Columbia law school. Was defeated for the New York as sembly in 1881; was a member of that body 1882-84. Chairman of the New York delega tion to the republican national conven tion at Chicago in 1884, when James G. Blaine was nominated for the presi dency. From 1884 to 1886 was engaged in "cow punching" on his own ranch in western Dakota. Unsuccessful candidate for mayor of New York in 1886. In 1889 was appointed by President Harrison a member of the United States civil service commission and served in that capacity six years. President of the New York police board 1895-97. . Appointed assistant secretary of the nary by President MeKinley in 1897, and served till the breaking out of the Spanish-American war, when he was made lieutenant colonel of the First United States volunteer cavalry, which afterward came to be known as 'Roosevelt's Rough Riders." Promoted to colonel for gallantry at the battle of Las Quaslmas. * Governor of New York from January , 1899, to December 81, 1900. Elected vice president of the United States in November, 1900, and became president on the death of William Mc Kinley, September 14, 1901. In the midst of many official duties Mr. Roosevelt has found time to devote a good deal of attention to literary work and has published the following books: "History of the Naval War of 1812," "Winning of the West," "Life of Gouverneur Morris," "Life of Thos. Hart Benton," "History of New York 'American Ideals and Other Essays," 'The Wilderness Hunter," "Hunting j Trips of a Ranchman,' "Ranch Life, and the Hunter's Trail," "The Rough Riders, Life ^ of Cromwell," "The Strenuous Life." President Theodore Roosevelt would ! probably have been lying dead or des- i PLOT TO KILL PRESIDENT. Butcher of Walla Walla Landed hind the Bars. Be perately wounded, ruthlessly shot down by an anarchist hand, had not clever work of the local police force frustrated the alleged plot. Joseph Barker, a radical socialist, with no home, lies behind the bars at the county jail. He was located and ! captured at noon, four hours before ; President Roosevelt and party enter- j ed Walla Walla from the west. ( Barker was found in the butcher C „ r 8 E " nls > where he was workfn % He claims to be a butcher and came here from Pendleton, Ore., where he formêrly worked at this ' t rade j The alleged plot to kill the chief executive originated in Pendleton a!®! few days ago, where Barker was In the | employ of Pat Kine, a butcher. Kine I followed Barker to Walla Walla on the strength of a remark Barker made last week that he "had one bullet for President Roosevelt and one for Em peror William." When Barker left, ! carrying a 44 rifle on his shoulder and i headed for Walla Walla, Kine grew alarmed. He came here and notified the local police. Three officers, with Kine, started a search, finally locating Barker, who was sharpening a big knife, in the butcher shop. He was arrested and sweated. He soon confessed the loca tion of his rifle, which he had cached at a farmer's barn, a point of vantage along the route of the parade where President Roosevelt was expected to pass. The episode was kept very quiet until President Roosevelt left town. The public did not hear of the affair. Barker is a Swiss. He is small and of light complexion. He says little and is sullen. A well known resident of the county was driven out of town. He claimed the Lord had called on him to kill the president He is a line shot and is another radical socialist. WENT 343 MILES FASTER THAN 60 MILES AN HOUR. A Number of 8erioud Accidenta Occur, One Fatal—Two Cars Were Smash ed—Chauffeur Burned to Death Only One American in the Race— Vanderbilt Withdraws. Paris, May 26.—The first stage in the Paris-Madrid automobile race from Versailles to Bordeaux, 343 miles, was finished today, when Louis Renault dashed at a furious pace into Bor deaux, having made a reword run of eight hours and 27 minutes. An hour later M. Gabriel arrived with a still better record of eight hours and seven minutes. It is estimated from the time made that these automobiles cov ered 62 miles an hour on the road out side the cities. These victories, however, were clouded by a series of accidents, hav ing in one case, at least, a fatal re sult. At least two cars were wrecked and Marcel Renault, the winner of the Paris-Vienna race last year; Lorraine Barrows a well known automobolist, and Renault's chauffeur, were, it is believed, fatally injured, while Bar rows' chauffeur was killed. The most terrible accident occurred near Bonneval, where machine No. 243, driven by M. Porter, was over turned at a railroad crossing and took fire. The chauffeur was caught under the machine and burned to death, wnile two soldiers and a child were killed. *A chauffeur was badly injured by op accident to his motor car near Angouline. A woman crossing the road in the neighborhood of Ablls was run over by one of the motor cars and killed. Mr. Stead- and his chauffeur, who were first reported to have bee* kill ed, are still alive. It seems that their automobile collided with another car with which Mr. Stead had been racing for several kilometres, wheel to wheel, and was completely overturned In a ditch near Montguyon. Mr. Stead was, caught under the car, while his chauf feur was hurled a distance of 30 feet and had his head and body badly cut. Mr, Stead was conscious when picked up, but complained of suffering great pain. He was conveyed to the nearest farm. It is stated that Louis Renault's automobile attained at Beudinier, be tween Chartres and Bonneval, a maxi mum speed of 88 3-4 miles per hour. It is reported that the Spanish gov ernment has also forbidden the con tinuance of the race on Spanish soil ifle name of W. K. Vanderbilt, Jr., disappeared from the reports ale tue route after Rambouillet, where -A passed 28th in order at a quarter », 5 in the morning, going in fine form. The omission of his name from the dispatches from Chartres, the next town on the road, caused some anxiety and brought forth a number of inquir ies. It was learned later that Henry Fouri and Baron de Forest withdrew from the race together before reach ing Chartres. All of them suffered breakdowns, and, having lost three hours, they decided that it was useless t0 continue. Mr. Vanderbilt and Baron de Forest returned to the Hotel Ritz, 'they laughed and made light of their withdrawal. Foxhall Keene and W. J. Donant, the American artists, did not appear at the starting line when their turn was reached, and consequently did not take part in. the race. C. Gray Dinsmore is thus the only American i e ft i n the race ( The tlme and posltlon of the wln . |nera of the first stage, deducting the time allowance for slowing down in bide th e cities, are as follows: „ , . , . . ' Gab ^ el : ® hour 0 8 0 13 , minutes; L™ 18 j Renault, 5 hours 32 minutes; Salleron, 3 h T\ 46 mlnute8: Jarrot, 5 hours a!®! mlnates; Warden, 5 hours 55 min | u .® 8 '. Bar ° n . de Craw her, 6 hours 1 I „ Ute: „ Vo,gt ' 6 houra 2 mlnutes : Ba f ras ' 6 ^ ours 12 m,nutes : Rougier, ours 16 minutes, and Mouter, 6 ours 17 mlnutes - In Tiew of the number of accidents, ! some fatal, in the first stage of the i Paris-Madrid automobile race, from Versailles to Bordeaux, Premier Combes has forbidden the continuance of the contest on French territory. The second stage of the race, which was to have been continued on Tues day included a run over French terri tory from Bordeaux to the Spanish trontier. Premier Combes' action probably will lead to the race being abandoned. Cardinals. Rome, May 27.—The pope, speaking today of future cardinals, said the Americans may get two additional places in the sacred college. He in timated that this preference will be shown because of Cuban-Philipplne conditions. It is believed Archbishop Chapelle will be one of those distinguished be cause of his work in Cuba and Porto Rico. fatal. Accident at spokane. Julia Porack of Sprague Run Over by Train, Spokane, May 27.—Julia Porack, aged 20 years, daughter of Rudolph Porack, a pioneer brewer of Sprague, was run ove'r tfttd killed about 11:30 Tuesday night at the Northern Pacific deppt by train No. 3, from the east. She fell beneath the wheels and her head was cut off. Death was instan taneous. The remains were removed to Smith's morgue. Dr. D. L. Smith, the corner, said at midnight that prob ably no inquest would be held as he believed it was clearly an accident. Miss Porack was one of a large par ty of young people from Sprague, who came here to she Roosevelt. Her escort was Nat Garten, aged about 20 years, who Is employed in ' a Sprague dry goods store. They were in the crowd on the depot platform waiting to go home on train No. 3. As the train pulled slowly in front of the depot the crowd surged for ward. Miss Porack was presumably forced so far forward that she was struck by the cylinder head of the engine, thrown from her balance and under the wheels. Her neck and right hand fell squarely on the rail. The wheels ' decapitated her and crushed the hand off at the k'nuckles. TORNADO IN NEBRASKA. Thirteen Reported Dead—Eight Are Missing. Lincoln, Neb., May 27.—Pauline, town 15 miles south of Hastings, is reported to have been damaged by a tornado. Six are said to have been killed. All wires are down and details are meagre. Further advices state that Norman was also swept by a cyclone. Seven were killed. A number of houses at Fairfield, in the storm's path, were destroyed. Eight are missing and are believed to have been killed. Wires southwest of there are all down. The storm swept the farming section tyro miles east of Pauline. There is confirmation that six are dead. Wisconsin was in the heart of the storm and was swept bare. Houses were torn and twisted into splinters. Twenty-one were killed in the tor nado in Kearney and Adams counties. A relief train has been sent from Hast ings. Strengthen Asiatic Fleet. Of course there is no significance in the withdrawal of three of the ves sels composing the European squad ron, the Albany, the Cincinnati and the Raleigh, and their assignment to the Asiatic fleet, according to officials in the state and navy departments. There is nerçr any significance in the strengthening of any fleet in Asiatic or European waters if the powers di recting this strengthening of our squadrons in foreign waters are to be believed, but the fact remains that the biggest squadron ever assembled off the coast of China is already an ac complished fact. The assignment of the three cruisers above named is taken to mean that the European squadron will not go to Kiel to attend the maneuvers of the German navy. In fact it is stated at the navy department that no orders have been issued for the European squadron to assemble at Kiel, and ac cording to those in a position to know such action is not contemplated by Secretary Moody. War Cloud Over China. The war cloud is hovering over China, and it has been thought the part of wisdom to assemble a cruiser squadron' in Philippine waters with battleships enough, monitors and gun boats, to compel the respect of any na tion contemplating a descent upon China. German Officer Got Four Years. Berlin, May 28.—The attention of Germany was centered on the public courtmartial of Ensign Hussner, who was tried at Kiel before five judges and sentenced to four years and one week's imprisonment and to degrada tion for the killing of ' Artilleryman Hartman, at Essen, on Good Friday. The ensign's excuse was that Hartman had not saluted him properly. Huss ner's replies to the president of the court were straightforward. He said that while regretting that his sword strokes killed the artilleryman, he af firmed that he acted within the ser vice instructions, and that he was obliged by honor to compel obedience. G. A. R. at Spokane. Spokane, May 27.—The 21st annual encampment of the G. A. R. for the district of Washington and Alaska, which opened Tuesday here, is the largest which the department has ever had. Up to the time the parade form ed there were over 400 names regis tered. The encampment was addressed by Mayor Boyd, who tendered the vet erans the keys of the city. In the evening a camp fire was held at the First Methodist Episcopal church. The valley of the Amasoa still re mains almost unexplored. !■ Mi i «in U. S. CONSUL at canton cabled , FOR AID. Condition In Kwang 81 and Other Places Is Deplorable and Much Suf fering Goes on—Parents 8elling Their Children for $2 to $5 Each— Few Buyers—Eat Herbs and Leaves. United States Consul McWade at Canton, under date of April 7, sent to the state department a detailed report of the famine conditions in Kwang Si in support of his cabled appeal for help. He produced a mass of informa tion, Which he <Jec lares to be reliable, from American missionary and naval bources in Kai Kwan Ping, Wu Mhow and other places showing the destitu tion and the consequent suffering, which the consul general says is ab solutely appalling. He says that thousands in their des peration were selling their children for from $2 to $5 eacn, yet so many were offered and so few purchasers that not all could be sold at even thla price. Mr. McWade says that so heart rending were the appeals for assist ance that he had contributed far be yond his means and would have given more had he had the money. When the report was written the famine was increasing greatly in se verity and thousands were starving: io death. In one village 200 perished from starvation and he said that un less something in the way of relief came soon thousands and thousands would starve. Whole families were subsisting on a few ounces of rice a. day and eating herbs and leaves. Un less the rice and other crops of July, August and September proved plenti ful the famine would be only slightly alleviated. In conclusion Mr. McWade says: "The natives feel that the Americans haye come to them for their and our mutual benefit and not as their ene mies nor to benefit anMflwu-bp(vhB|u9 mies nor to seize any of their lands, under any specious or other pretenses. That feeling is emphasized by the great charity of our people at home who, in their earnest efforts to relieve and not to destroy, know no religion,, creed, race or nation." Big Fire Loss. Philadelphia, May 26.—Fire in the building of the Front Street Ware house company caused a loss esti mated at 31,000,000. The building,, which was tjiree stories high on Front street and five in the rear with two. subcellars, contained merchandise of a general character. One floor was packed solidly with matting and there were 1500 rolls of carpet, 500 barrels of molasses, a carload of wines and other liquors, a carload of matches-, and much machinery. Everything was destroyed either by fire or water. The fire started in the basement and was not discovered until the center of the first floor was in flames. The char acter of the goods in the building made it an easy prey to the flames and the whole structure was soon ablaze. The contents of the building were owned by many firms and individuals, and it . is not known what amount of insur ance was carried. Cloudburst Causes Damage. Enid, O. T., May 26.—Hundreds of persons were rendered homeless and property damage estimated at |300, 000 was done in the Enid bottoms by a cloudburst that struck west of this city. The aggregate damage will doubtless be raised much higher by the report from the country. At 12 o'clock a bank of water three feet high and 200 feet wide swept down through the bottoms, carrying houses and every thing before It. It came upon Enid without warning while most of its citi zens were asleep. Within a few min utes a hundred houses were partly or completely submerged. Postoffice Investigation. Washington, May 27.—Another fea ture of the postofflee investigation, it. is claimed, will be an attempt to prove fraud in the paying of railroads for car rying mail. There is great public indignation over the automobile casualties. It is proposed that closely restrictive meas ures of automobiling be assessed. The reports now place the death list at six and the injured at six. Stabbed All His Family. Marion, Ind„ May 26.—L. D. Bald win, a prominent attorney, fatally stabbed his stepson, Bert Ritter at their home and stabbed and badly wounded his wife and stepdaughter Mrs. John Budd. He and his stepson became involved in a quarrel, a fight followed and the two women inter fered. Coast Wheat Report. Tacoma—Unchanged. Blueatem, 77e club, 72c. Portland, Ore.—WaUa Walla, 72c \ blueetem, 75c; valley, 74®75e. A kiss is as good as a »mils.