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SPENT A NIGHT
UNDER WATER
Startling Test Made oi
Submarine Boat
FULTON SUBMERGED FIFTEEN HOURS
Air Frosh at Eacl of Trial Off
Grosriport No Inconvenience
Nor Trace of Storm Overhoad
Felt To Come to Washington
GREEXPORT X Y Xov 21 The Hol
land submarine torpedo boat Fulton came
to the surface this morning at 1030 after
fifteen hours under water All on board
were well and as fresh as If they had
been sealed up In the boat only a few
minutes instead of half a day
The test tool place at the companys
tuning up plant at Xew Suffolk while the
fiercest gale and rainstorm that has visit
ed this section in twenty three years was
blowing All preparations for the test
were in order earlv last evening and at
730 there passed down through her com
panionway forward of the turret Rear
Admiral John Lowe retired Lieut Arthur
JlacArthur commander of the torpedo
boat Winnow which lies in the Holland
Companys hasin and who will be In com
mand of the submarine boat Adder which
Is here for tuning up Capt Frank T
Cable navigator for the Holland Com
pany John Wilson machinist John
Faunders engineer and Henry Morrell
electrician
Scnf to the IJottoni
A heavy iron hatch was closed over
them and after it was securely fastened
the Fulton sank slowly steadily and
evenly out of sight Before goin down
the men had eaten a hearty dinner and
had with them their luncheon and break
fast
This morning promptly at 1031 the
huge craft ran to the surface so suddenly
as to almost startle the many peor e who
had assembled on the shore to witness
the finish of the test The conning tower
was not opened for beveral minutes after
the Fulton came to the surface so one
of the workmen was bwung out to her
by the derrick and peered in through the
heavy glass windows
Then h shouted ashore that all were
well It was evident that his report was
true for there was no haste on the part
of those inside to open the cover of the
tower When it did open finally Captain
Cables head was thrust up to view
He saluted the watchers who had been
ashore all night and Icoked around in a
very surprised way and remarked that if
he had known the weather was so very
had above water he would have remained
under a while longer
He turned out on the deck and as
sisted the second man out Admiral Lowe
The sea was breaking all about the Ful
ton and a long gangplank was thrust out
to her for the men to come ashore on
Admiral Lowe said
Orient u IIenant Islit
Well I have had a fine nights rest
and feel Just as well as if I had been
ashore in usual surroundings The air
on board appears to be now about as good
as when we went on board last evening
much purer than ycu will find in any
New Tork City court room
We might have stayed down a great
deal longer Really I dont know- how
long for little of the air in storage was
used I mast have slept about ten hours
out of the fifteen wc were under The
boat Is all right
Captain Cable took the test In the most
matter-of-fact manner possible and
after a word with his friends went up to
his home to bid his wife good morning
Mrs Cable stood en the shore last even
ing when the boat went down and when
questioned said she had no fear about the
welfare of her husband Captain Cable
said
Did Not Feel the Mornl
The Fultcn settled evenly to the bot
tom and rested there without motion till
the was lifted this morning There was no
motion to indicate the severe storm
passing overhead The men were divided
Into four bour watches for the night
and tbry amused themselves by playing
euchre reading the new magazines and
parers and spinning yarns
Not a lalie cr any of the machinery
was touched during the test The Fulton
goes to Washington this week by the
outside route
MANILA STEAMER LOST
Alcrtn Itrportci to Have lone
Down With All Unmix
MAXILA Xov 21 A report has been
received here to the effect that the
etcamcr Alerta employed In service be
tween Philippine ports nas been lost
with all hands
The Alerta was bound from Olongapo
Eublg Bay to this city She had about
300 passengers on board
Among the passengers were many dis
charged American scldiers
EITHER A FOOL OR A KNAVE
Earl of Durhams Criticism of Wr
Henrj CuLupbcIl liuuneriiiiiii
LOXDOX Xov 24 The Earl of Dur
ham speaking at Durham last night In
reference to the ill feeling toward Great
Britain in Germany on account of Colonial
Secretary Chamberlains remarks in his
Edinburgh speech said that the British
people could not fail to resist the at
tacks because they had no foundation and
showed a want of appreciation of their
character and a great misapprehension as
to their behavior
Secretary Chamberlain Lord Durham
raid might better have left his words un
said but he told the truth
Lord Durham referring to Rt Hon
Henry Campbell Bannermans speech in
which he accused the Tint sli roops of
barbarous and loathsome behavior said
that if Sir Henry believed that he was a
fool If he only said it for party pur
poses he was a knave
DUKE STRUCK A MILESTONE
DAuruzzI Came o Grief In n Motor
Itace
ROME Xov 24 The Duke dAbruiz
took part In a motor race wit Count Col
tallettl near Turin today
After the duko had gone about fifty
miles he collided with a milestone
The machine was damaged but the duke
ptcaped without Injury
So 1 Vn Flooring- Still 2 per IOO
0- It- 17 rak Libbcy li Co
ders
HURT IN 1IEAD 0N CRASH
PiitnlilicN MiniriilfttiMl Avoided lit n
1 I ami U reel
MORR1STOWX X J Xov 21 A head
on collision betwen passenger trains No
5 and Xo 736 occurred about one and a
half miles north of Morristown on the
Delaware I ackawanna and Wcsttrn Rail
way at 303 oclock this afternoon
By a marvelous streak of fortune no
one was killed and it Is thought no one
was fatally injured although James Clin
ton of Morris Plains was badly cut and
bruised Engineer Skillmann of the Buf
falo train was caught in the wreck and
was badly cut about the head
The fireman of Xo 73C hurt his leg in
Jumping but not enough to lay him up
Clinton and Skillmann were taken to All
Souls Hospital Morristown where both
it was said would recover
Xo 5 is the Xcw York and Buffalo ex
press westbound and was going at the
rate of sixty miles an hour when it
rounded the Iocahontas curve about naif
a mile north of Eugene Iliggins eotate
As the train rounded the cure Engineer
Skillmann saw No 73G coming toward
him at top speed
The engineers of both trains threw the
reverse lever at the same time and Hill
of 735 jumped Both firemen Jumped also
but Skillmann could not set out
The engines came together with a
crash The tender of engine 73G was
Jammed through the baggage car and into
the smoker where Clinton was caught be
tween two sents
The tender of Xo 5 also telescoped the
bagg ige car of its train but no one on
that train was Injured except the en
gineer
The collision was caused by Engineer
Hill of Xo 736 misunderstanding his or-
BOER PREACHER AT
PRESIDENTS CHURCH
PLEADS FOR BDRGHERS CAUSE
Itt Mr Ynn Hrcickiia sen DemnuUs
Clirlstlun Inter eittfoii In the
A aim oT Iuiiinlt Mr
llooeelt ot lrcneiit
In President Roosevelts church last
evening a congregation listened to a
story of the Boers desperate struggle
for liberty a recital of the sufferings of
the burghers wives and children and a
pica for the intervention of Christianity
from the lips of a Boer clergyman The
President was not there to hear He nev
er attends service on Sunday evenings
although he seldom falls to occupy his
pew In the morning
The Rev Hermann Van Broekhuysen of
Pretoria who delivered the last prayer
in the Volksradt on October 10 1S09 when
the ultimatum was sent to the English at
Cape Town spoke eloquently concerning
the South African war
Tbe Xniiitilt of Murder
God help sou to raise your voices
against the iniquity of the murder of our
women and children We dont want jou
to go to war Heaven forbid that ou
should But remain neutral Keep your
horses and mule3 at home So spoke the
Boer clergyman his words given the more
earnestness by the fact that he had Just
told of the imprisonment of his mother
and sister by the English He recited
what he said personal evidences of
the shooting of women and children by
the British
The tall dark clergyman was introduced
by the Rev John M Schick pastor of
Grace Dutch Reformed Church who
j spoke briefly on his history telling
how he had been pastor of the Dutch
Reformed ccingregatlon in Pretoria how
lie had fought with the Boers been cap
tured and then banished
The visitor began his discourse and
delved Into the history of the period im
mediately preceding the war In opening
and recited the incidents and causes of
the struggle
Cecil Rhodes In the council nt Cape
Town de lared that the two black spots
on the map of South Africa the Trans
vaal and Orarge Fiee State should be
turned red said the Rev Van Broek
huysen They are red now with the blood
of English soldiers
Greed for tlolil Cause of War
It was grcod for gold that caused tho
war Joseph Chamberlain and his con
sorts see nothing but gold Tho eyes of
the English were fixed on the nuggets
they saw glittering on tho paks around
Johannesburg and for which they had
their palm outstretched And the English
say that It Is for civilization that tho
war is being fought Do jou call that
civilization
In the name of humanity I appeal to
you to stop it The principles of future
warfare are being made in South Africa
now It Is the life of my people which is
ebbing away today It will be the life
of yours tomorrow And when the cruel
practices are employed by any nation the
excuse will be The great civilized na
tion England did It Why should not
we
The war In South Africa is in the
hands of God and we feel wc will win
Wc have been lighting for two years We
never had more than 31000 men The
English bad 31200V God has helped us
alwas
Trior to his address the Rev Dr Van
Brorkhuyscn delivered nn ardent prayer
in which he made a plea that Christianity
would intervene 10 end the Iniquitous
struggle now raging on tho veldt between
Boer and nrifon At the conclusion of
the disccurse a collection amounting to
JIS 60 was taken It will be made over to
the Boer cause
DENIES STORY OF ATROCITY
Dot lure flocr Women
Were ot I wed iim Milt Iiln
LOXDOX Xov 25 One of the princi
pal stories ciiculated in Germany in re
gard 10 British atrocities In South Af
rica has been a reference to the alleged
use by the British troops of Boer women
and children as shields In the fight nt
Gaspan on June C
It has been alleged that eight tvoinen
and two chiHren fell under tho Boer firo
on this occasion The Dally Mall ca
bled to Lord Kitchener about this story
and prints a reply this morning in which
tho commander of the British lnrccs says
that the story is devoid of all founda
tion
One child was killed savs Lord Kit
chener and mother child and a woman
were wounded by the Boers on the occa
sion referred to The nature of the bai
lie was that the Boers had received large
rc ccforceraents and were recapturing a
convoy of seventy ona wagons from a
small British force
Weather Srli la ft IS eta cncli
felt or rubber tdje th and New lctlt ve
WASHINGTON MONDAY NOVEMKTJR 2o 1001
CUBANS RALLY
AROUND PALMA
Gomez Praises Him at Big
Havana Meeting
MASOS CANDIDACY A MENACE
Attitude on the Piatt Amondmont
Declared to Be Wrong Would
Bo First and Last President if
Elected Senor Palma a Horo
HAVANA Xov 24 A meeting was held
at the Tacon Theatre tonight to discuss
the candidacy of Tomas Estrada Palma
for the presidency The meeting was a
great success over 6000 people bclig in
attendance
Gen Maximo Gomez who presided said
in his opening speech that Senor Palma
was the best man for the office of
ilnn nvnMlnll In 1tmtlt Imaa CflTlflP
patriotism and ability General Gomez
added that Cubans would have to learn
the art of self government which was
difficult and could not be mastered in
twenty four hours
Masos Manifesto Attacked
Senor Garcia a negro attacked the
manifesto recently issued by Maso an
other candidate for the presidency He
Eaid that Masos reference to the negro
tended especially to divide tho Cubans
according to races whereas thoy were all
Cubans irrespective of color
The negroes he said did not need any
special call to assist In the establishment
of the Cuban government He Garcia
had examined the position of the negro in
tho various Latin American Republics
where he said no distinction between
the races existed from a political aspect
the negroes being free to do what they
pleased The question of color was left
out entirely
The speaker said the manifesto issued
b General Maso was a mass of words
which did not convey any meaning It
had four defects It tended to divide the
Cubans into factions for and against the
Piatt amendment
A rniii Attitude
This Senor Garcia said was wrong as
tre Piatt amendment had been accepted
by the free and unfettered votes of the
delegates to the Constitutional Convcn
ion It was not forced on the people at
all and therefore the Cubans were bound
to accept it Besides the speaker de
clared if a government were elected
which would be hostile to the Piatt
amendment or not fit to conduct affairs
of state American bayonets would soon
dissolve It
Senor Palma Garcia said was a gnyid
hero the equal of Marti bofoie whom all
America bowed General Maso had also
called the Spaniards autonomists He the
speaker said they were traitors They
cowered with fear when General Shatter
and his Cuban allies routed the Spaniards
at Stntlago The new republic could not
be constituted of such miserable wretches
who had not had anything to do with the
new Government
Senor Morua said that General Masos
manifesto had many defects He made
overtures to all parties Among those
supporting him were avowed enemies of
the Cubars who wanted to have a hand
in tho Government in order to make a
failure of It
The Spaniards were not needed In the
reconstruction of affaiis It was nono of
their business He wound up by declar
ing that Senor Palma was the best and
only man -for the Presidency
Duller to the ltcpubllc
Senor Capote the President of the Con
stitutional Convention said the support
ers of Maso were a motley gang among
whom there were extremists of all sorts
opponents of the Piatt amendment and
others who were In favor of the Piatt
scheme before it became a law Every
one knew If T Estrada Palma was elected
he would be President whereas If Maso
were elected nobody wculd know who
was the Chief Executive
Stnor Palma he declared would be an
Ideal President and would certainly be
elected He had the support of all the or
ganized parties in the country
God knows Senor Caoote said I
have suffered enough with the Piatt
amendment but perhaps tho Americans
would not have been so cruel if It had
not been for those who are supporting
Maso with the treacherous intent of
smashing up the new Government Onlv
a few extreme Radicals Autonomists and
pypjcnics are left who are supporting
M iso who If by anj chance he should h
electrd would be the first and last Prcs
idnt of Cuba
General SanguIIy said It would bo
difPealt matter to have the Piatt amend
ment revoked by the process of evolution
as had been suggested by Gc eral Maso
In his pronounc 1 2nt beiaus the rea
sons for its era ment were permanent
Masos programme was an Immense net
I with which negroes Spaniards and revo
lutionists were to be fished for and it
was hoped that Ameiicans would also
come All the speakers attacked the
programme of Gerera Maso
Another IBliia Vlceclnc
At another meeting at Guanabin 1 ne
gro speaker declared In favor 11
Palma He taid that even If Si 1
should prove to be In favor of an v n
he could not do anything as the people
would elect a radical legislature in both
branches
Besides annexation of Cuba to the
United States tculd isit be obtained un
less the people themselves asked for It
and a third part of the population were
negroes who the speaker said were
not disposed to expose themselves to bs
roasted like bacon fat In the way the
Yankees treat the negroes In the United
States
STAY HAVE TWO GUARDSHIPS
Iillin e Ihlr tt coinl V xel ill
lo DllrilniM llc
CONSTAXTIXOPLE Xov 21 M Con
stans the Trench Ambassador to the
Porte who left here when the be
tween Iranfc and Turkey broue out ar
rived on Saturday afternoon
The members of the Diplomatic Corps
will discuss with France the question of
having a second guardshlp at the cn
entranco to the Dardanellta after the re
sumption of diplomatic relations between
that country and Turkey
It is believed here that France will In
sist on having two guardshlps tho same
as Russia and Great Britain
1 ct per lineal foot Wenlher Slrlji
at Cth and New York aic T Libbcy A Co
FERRY PASSENGERS IN PERIL j AM A flUl TM miJffl
Itolllni of Itont nunc Holler Con
nections lo tlve AVny
NEW YORK Nov II A score of pas
sengers who tried to make the trip be
tween Jersey City and West Twectv third
Street on the Erie ferryboat Chautcuqua
when the storm was at Its height had an
experience they will not soon forget
It seemed to them as If the boat must
sink and besides that before she had got
half way to the Xcw York side they were
confronted with the possibility of being
scalded by steam from the boiler which
suddenly became dislodged by the boats
rolling
She drifted helpless for a few minutes
her passengers huddling together as far
away as they could get from the clouds of
escaping steam Finally the fire boat
Zophar Mills came along and took them
off
The Chautauqua has been running
across tho Xorth River for many years
but todays blow was the hardest she ever
encountered It was about at its worst
when the Chautauqua left Jersey City
about 11 oclock for the trip to Twenty
third Street On board were only about
twenty persons
Everything seemed all right however
until a fireman noticed the big boiler on
the port side move a little as a heavy
wave struck the boat The next moment
there was a sound like an explosion and
Palma he said was a man of undoubted JF
the steam rushed from a broken connec
tlon In the main feed pipe to the engine
Tho break was where the pipe connected
with tbe boiler and the two firemen had
to get up on deck In a hurry to escape
being scalded In a few minutes after the
break occurred there wa3 not steam
enough to run the engine There was hard
ly enough in fact to blow several short
sharp blasts on the whistle to indicate that
the boat was In disress
Most of the passengers feared an ex
plosion and in a very few minutes all had
concluded that the best place to escape
being scalded was tho farthest point they
could get to on the forward deck
Captain Ray of the Zophar Mills heard
the Chautauqua whistling for help and
went to the rescue When he reached the
ferryboat Captain Ray had his own boat
lashed alongside and his firemen began
doing a little marine rescuing for a
change The twenty passengers were lift
ed on board the flreboat and the women
were allowed to warm themselves In tho
engine room
TO MAKE ATTACK
ON COLON TODAY
TROOPS ARRIVE ON A GUNBOAT
Gov eminent Forces to Inntl at oon
French Korbll DlMi mbnrUiiif
in the Town 3InrInCM lo
Go Ashore
COLOX Xov 21 The Colombian gun
boat General PlnzonM arrived here with
600 men from Cartagena The commander
has notified the foreign consuls that ho
will land a forte at noon tomorrow
Captain McCrea of the American gun
boat Machias has cabled to Washington
for Instructions
Tho Machias Is now alongside tho pier
and will land a strong force in the morn
ing The commanders of the British cruis
er Tribune has also offered to land a
force to assist the Americans If required
Cannot Land In Town
Tho French cruiser Suchet will prevent
the landing of the Colombian Government
troops at Cristophe Colon
Persons seeking protection have been
notified to bo at tire pier at 9 tomorrow
morning
Xothlng definite could be learned In this
city last night regarding the message
said to have been sent by Captain McCrea
It was rumored earlier in the day that
the captain had forbidden the landing of
Colombian troops in the town but con
firmation of this was lacking
It is presumed that the force on board
the Pinzon will be put ashore some dis
tance from the city An attack on tho
Insurgent band holding the town will then
probably bo made at once
Since the capture of Colon by the Lib
erals several days ago a force of United
States marines has been stationed In the
city aiding In the preservation of order
An attack by the Government troops has
been dally expected but the
it seems have for some unknown
reason been delayed
MISS STONE TO BE KILLED
Brigand Novv to execute
Her on January I
LOXDOX Xov 25 A despatch to tho
Daily Telegraph from Sofia dated Sat
urday sajs that up to that time Mr
Dickinson the American Consul General
at Constantinople and special diplomat
ic representative tortulgarla in the mat
ter of the abductior of Miss Ellen Stone
had received no reply 10 tho ultimatum
ho had sent to the brigands offering to
paj 15000 foi the release of Miss Stone
Mr Dickinson hs returned to Con
stantinople
The abductors of Miss Stine are hold
ing out for the full atfiounl of the ransom
originally claimed and say that if the
monej Is not paid ht January 1 1S02 they
will certainly kill her
ANOTHER GOVERNMENT ROUT
General Din letorioun in
a IIiiKIp t llcjm o
NEW ORLEANS Xov 21 Passengers
arriving from Boca del Toro aud Colon
having left before ie capture of the
town report a baUle ou November 14
at Dojuco the point of retreat of Ccn
Domingo Diaz nfttr the smallpox broke
out In his eamp at Cherrera Diaz Is said
to have dtfjated the Government forces
A lurgr expedition of sympathizers with
the revolution had 1 cached the isthmus
from Nicaragua the filibusters landing nt
Agun Dulcc It is said to number 2000
men
Gen Benjamin Ur rrcra In command of
the revolutionist at Buenaventura has
been asked tc take command of the isth
mus so as to end the quarrel between the
Diaz aud Porra factions and agreed to do
bo when Buenaventura was captured
As this has been an cnplished he Is
exrertcd to tako jpiwuc command of
1 1 iho isthirian ar iv
Ot rnn Mc nmlilif Vlov
NEW YORK Xov 21 Arrived Cam
pania Liverpool Ryndam Rotterdam Iai
Champagne Hivrp Consuelo Hull
Norfolk A Wnxhlwrloii Mtrlimlmnt Co
Delightful trips dailr at 0 SO p m from foot
7th u to Old Point t omfcrt Norfolk Vircinia
Ucacb and Newport News See ad pte 7
Common lfiardri 1 5 per
100 ft by Frank Libber k Co
LUilfliUJGj 111 lnU
PATH OF STORM
Gale anil Tide Cause Havoc
Around New York
YACHTS WRECKED ALONG THE SOUND
Shipping Suffers From Unusually
High Water Ocean Liners Ban
Into Furious Weather City Isl
and Feels Forco of Blow
NEW YORK Xov 24 A phenomenal
tide which slightly reduced the dimen
sions of Manhattan Island and made other
and much smaller islands in this neigh
borhood so diminutive that they were not
discoverable except by spy glass caused
more damage to property and local ship
ping than any tidal overflow in the mem
ory of local boatmen
A Strong Mcnely lllovv
The gale was not remarkable except for
uniformity of force Its maximum stunt
was fifty eight miles an hour In the
open sea according to the observation
of commanders of ocean liners that ar
rived today the blow varied between
fifty five and seventy miles
The blast was permeated with rain that
gave It battertng ram weight and it
smashed and slam banged signs swinging
and stationary and knocked many plate
glass windows to smithereens
Wires were torn down and for a Urns
Sandy Hook was shut off from communi
cation with Manhattan and the city Is
land wires were put out of commission
Only 93 of an inch of rain fell so that
did not contribute much to the Inunda
tion It was chiefly tide and cyclone
All big ships at their piers looked at
high tide at 6 oclock this morning as if
they were going to sail across Manhattan
Island Their hurricane decks towered
above the tops of the pier sheds and
their funnels seemed as lofty as the sky
plerclng architecture down town
Five rcet Above Normal
The tide was more than Ave feet above
riormal high water Parts of several piers
were wrecked br the waves The galo
Itself has been frequently eclipsed in
maximum force but It blew so persistent
ly for many hours nt a Ofty mlle rate that
it hot only swept In shore a colossal tide
but lashed the surf into thunderous fer
ment
Tour liners the Cunarder Campania
the Holland American twin screw Ryn
dam the Frenchman La -Champagne and
the Consuelo of the Wilson Line which
arrived today ran Into the worst of the
tumult off Nantucket last night
On I011K Iflnnil 9uuml
XEW ROCHELLE X T Xov 21 A
northeast gale blowing at the rate of
seventy five mllef an hour raged over
Long Island Sound all Saturday night and
this morning and causee mora than 3j0
000 damage along the northern coast
At City Island Xcw Rochello Larch
mont Orienta Point Davenports Xeck
and Premium Point the shore was strewn
with wreckage and old residents say It
was the worst storm seen In forty years
It 1b feared that when all the reports are
in they will show that a number of lives
have been lost as several yachts have not
been accounted for
The big country estates on Davenports
Xeck Premium Point and Oriental Point
wero badly damaged by great combers
which ruined high retaining walls and
flooded the Italian gardens while the hi
lars of many country houses near the
sound were flooded
At City iBland the storm was so U J
that yawls and catboats were torn f cm
their moorings and dashed far lnlmi
Tho damage to yachts and hotels C
Island alone is estimated to be u
1lne ItnclnK Ynclit AVrccl u
Tho Peggy a 40 foot yawl st
more than 5000 and owned by F S
Hastings a son-in-law of E C Benedict
the banker is a wreck upon the rocks of
Hudson Park at Xew Rochelle She had
been brought from Greenwich to Echo
Bay last week where she had been
anchored preparatory to being placed on
the ways in Larry Huntingtons shipyard
The Peggy had never been beaten in the
forty foot class and was considered the
fastest forty footer on tbe sound
The storm centre seems to have been at
City Island the shore front of which is a
mass of wreckacc The wind blew there
nt the rate of eighty miles an hour carry
ing away buildings and driving yachts and
all manner of craft on the shore
This morning when the residents awoke
they found the highways leading to the
place covered with from two to four feet
of water What was left of the old City
Island bridge which is being reconstruct
ed was completely carried away
The water also filled tho horse car sta
bles and washed away the tracks so that
the novel scene was witnessed of people
going to church in rowboats
Carried Of the Wiij
At Robinsons jard a steamboat owned
by Thomas Burns of tho department of
hlghwavs was torn from tho ways by the
fierce gale and piled on the beach where
she was hopelesslv wrecked Another
large bark the urmc of which cannot be
learned is reported to have been blown
ashore at Harts Island
Communication with the island has been
cut ofi by the gale and it cannot be
learned whether or not any lives were
lost
ADMIltES PORTUGALS QUEEN
Minister loomiH Calls Iter Most
Iti autif ill of Itoa Women
XEW YORK Xov 24 -- Francis B
Loomis former Consul to Venezuela and
present Minister to Portugal talked the
other daj in this city of his new post
Portugal said he is a nice quiet
conservative sort of a country and Lis
bon is an Ideal city as a restful place of
residence have a fino little navv
over there I was surprised at the extent
and completeness of their fleet
I have not seen much of the army ex
cepting somo c avalry regiments The
cavalry is a splendid arm of service The
men arc fine physical specimens and the
horses finely bred spirited steeds
King Carlos is an attractive cultured
oung man very cordial and earnest In
his greeting to Americans especially
Queen molle is a very handsome woman
She is said to be the handsomest Queen
In the world
The principal eiportB to that country
at present from the United States are
petroleum and hardware novelties
Improved Service AViNt U fc o 11 R
tnder recent cli inge of Bchcduic train leaving
xlurjt n l20 p in daily arrives in Chicago
in time to conmct with crack trains of Weat
trn r ail 0etijni Limited and
California Limited giving quick service to all
Pacific Coast and intermediate points
PloorliiK 1 t tier IOO miunre feet
tongucd and crooved at Cth and X Y ave
THE RETDRN OF THE PRESIDENT
Sylph Arrive at the Nnvr nril 1
Afternoon
The people of the United States are now
in full knowledge of the exact location of
President Roosevelt For two days past
information regarding his whereabouts
was confined almost to the fact that he
was aboard the Presidential yacht Sylph
sonetrhere down the Potomac and that
he was taking a well earned rest after
completing his message to Congress
The Sylph steamed up the channel at the
navy jard about 450 oclock yeJterday
afternoon Five minutes later the Presi
dent disembarked with Mrs Roosevelt
and Dr and Mrs Rlxcy William J Loeb
assistant secretary to tho President was
there to meet them Tho President en
tered a carriago from the White House
and Dr and Mrs Rixey seated thenrselves
In another Xo salutes were fired and
the guard did not turn out owing to the
fact that the President had notified the
commandant of the yard Admiral Terry
that he desired no such formnlltv
The President who has been most de
sirous of having his movements generally
unknown was apparently a little sur
prised to see quite a crowd standing be
neath the sally port as his carriage drove
out from the navy yard He went at once
to the White House
Although the weather durlnir the entire
stay down the Potomac was anything but
pleasant the President and the other
members of the party as well seemed to
have been greatly benefited by the brief
vacation
Secretary Cortelvnn will rniitrn frnm
Canton where he went on Trldav this
morning The details of the Presidents
trip to Philadelphia on Saturday next to
witness the football game between the
Military and Naval Academlea have not
yet been nerfected
WILKINSONS CHANCE
GUEST ASPHYXIATED
FODND DEAD WITH GAS COCK OPEN
Beil for the Mcrhl Offered to
Total StraiiBcr Man lUentlllcil
Later nn Thoninn K IV del I -
cord of GnltherNburcT
In a strange beef the guest of a chance
acquaintance to whom even his name was
at the time unknown Thomas E Peddi
cord was accidentally asphyxiated yester
dav morning As the result of a friend
ship struck up in a theatre the night be
fcv between himself and W C Wilkin
son Peddlcord occupied a room In Wil
kinsons home at 311 Xew Jersey Avenue
southeast In the morning the whilom
lodger was found dead in the room with
one gas cock turned full on Death is as
cribed by the Coroner to the accidental
Inhaling of gas while asleep
Identified by Ilia Effect
There was much mystery for a time as
to who and what PeddlcordT was But
among hl3 effects was found a check show
ing that Mary E Peddlcord had recently
deposited in the First Xatlonal Bank of
Gaithersburg Md DL A ladys gold
hunting case watch with the initials M
P engraved on it was also found and
In one of his pockets was a Baltimore
and Ohio excursion ticket to Calthersburg
Using these as a clue enquiry over the
long distance telephone developed the
fact that a carpnter named Thomas E
Peddlcord formerly lived at Gaithersburg
A description given to people there ap
parently answered perfectly that of tbe
dead man He Is bald to have a wife liv
ing In that town
The manner of Peddlcords death Is not
xtraordinary but the circumstances
leading up to it are of an unusual kind
Strnclc Up nn Acquaintance
Eaturdav night W C Wilkiison a
ponderous man employed as a fireman In
the electrical department of the House
of Representatives and who lives at 311
Xew Jersey Avenue southeast attended
with his wife and his brother-in-law
Joseph Samons and his wife the per
formance at Chases Grand Opera House
There he met Peddlcord He had never
seen or heard of him before but the two
struck up an acquaintance
After the show they took several
drinks together and Peddlcord accompan
ied Wilkinson home He remained a
while and was about to leave when Wilk
inson told him the night was a bad one
and that he would be glad to furnish
him with a bed
lounu Dead In llcil
Peddlcord was very much under the in
fluence of the drink he had taken and
was shown to a room Mr Wilkinson
lighted the gas and then bid his guest
good nignt
Yesterday morning Mrs Samons went
to the room occupied by Peddlcord to call
him It was then about 11 oclock She
could not arouse him
Upon opening the door she found him
lyin on the bed stark dead It Is sup
posed Peddlcord blew out the gas and got
into bed
Heath Due lo Accident
The Coroner was notified and the re
mains were sent to the morgue He pro
nouueed Peddlcords death due to acci
dent
Pcddicord was about thirty seven years
of age He was nearly or quite six feet
tall weighed about two hundred pounds
and w as a splendid type of pbjslcal man
hood
PROTEST AGAINST BIG NAVY
XetitIon Circulated In Boston At
nekln the Proposed Appropriation
BOSTOX Xov 24 A petition Is being
circulated among members of the Twen
tieth Century Club to be forwarded to
Washington protesting against the pro
posed naval appropriation of 100000000
The petition says
To the President the Secretary of the
Xavy nnd the Members of Congress
We regret to learn that tho estimates
for the navy for tho coming fiscal year
aggregate nearly 100000000 This is
about five times tho amount expended
only ten jears ago The new estimates
amount to an average cost of over 6 for
every family in the country Half this
sum applied to education would support
5 000 manual training schools at nearly
J10000 apiece throughout the United
States
We believe that It Is a needless ex
travagance We hold that the mainte
nance of a vast machinery of war is not
only a serious burden upon the people
but a positive menace to the peace of
the world We urge all who believe in
justice good will and humanity as the
great safeguards of the Interests of tho
cation to exert their Influence to main
tain this high distinction
Doors 101 caeli White llnc 1 1
inches thick ready painted Liblcy Co
Price Onf frvT
LEFT HOME TO
SEEK DEATH
Col Anderson Well Known
Lawyer Missing
THREATENED SUICIDE K A NOTE
Announcod His Intention to Saek
RoliofProm Pain in tho Waters
of the Potomac No Clue to His
Whoroubouts PoUco Searching-
This search order was Issued from Po
lice Headquarters yesterday afternoon
Look out for Col Alexander D Ander
son aged fifty eight six feet tall dark
mustache walks erect wore when last
seen dark blue suit black derby hat Left
his residence 209 T Street northwest yes
terday morning at 5 oclock Xotify fam
ily if found
Xole Announcing Ilia Intention
Colonel Anderson left a note at his
home to the effect that he had deter
mined to seek much needed rpst and relief
from pain incident to long continued ill
ness in the waters of the Potomac
Such is the record at Police Headquar
ters of the reported disappearance of
Colonel Anderson lawyer
to ths Worlds Fair raconteur and
public man Xo one can yet say whether
or not his body lies at the bottom of the
river All Is conjecture It Is known only
that he left his
home before daylight yes
terday morning having slept little If
any the previous night
The note left behind tells Its own story
Besides this a member of the family 3aid
last night that Colonel Anderson had once
before referred to the matter of possible
suicide This wa3 Saturday when he Is
reported to have said
If I do not soon obtain relief I must
end it all
A Sufferer rrom Stomncli Tronlile
It is know i that Colonel Anderson has
Euffered sevi y from stomach trouble for
more than a jear He has not been ac
tively engaged In business for a longer
time because of his ailment Formerly
he had offices at 1120 Xew York Avenue
northwest and before that some three
or four years ago he had held many po
sitions of trust under the Government ser
vice
On discovery yesterday of the note
which the missing man had penned anx
iety quickly gave way to alarm It was
8 oclock In the morning when Mrs An
derson found the missive written byaner
husband Other members of the family
were called together The note was shown
them Gloom then spread over tho house
hold Xothlng was certain except that
father and husband had disappeared
The Police Investlcntiiitr
As time passed no end of enquiry was
started and about noon the police were
notified The description of Colonel An
derson was sent out to all the stations ia
the city At nightfall no word had om
and a son of the missing man visited tha
First precinct station a second time He
I was told here was nothing yet known of
his parent To a reporter Mr Anderson
said
We have jei learned really nothing
about my father He left home suddenly
this morning at an early hour He left
a note but that does not matter now
The police and friend3 are doing what is
possible to find him
A Sketch of Ills Career
Colonel Anderson was born at Mans
field Conn fifty eight years ago He
graduated from Yale University early in
1S66 For two years he attended the Ann
Arbor Mich School of Law from which
he was graduated high up in his class
In the fall of 1869 he went to St Louis
Mo as assistant United States district
attorney He was closely associated at
that time with General Xoble then Dis
trict Attorney who afterward became
Secretary of the Interior under the Harri
son Administration
Colonel Anderson was one of the Spanish-American
Commissioners at the Cot
ton Centennial held at Xow Orleans La
In the winter of 1SS4 He wrote several
books while in the Far South among
them being The Silver Country of tho
Great Southwest and Mexico -from a
Material Standpoint He also is the
author of The Mississippi River and Its
Tributaries
He was among those who planned tho
Chicago Exposition of 1S33 His choice
for this great Worlds Fair however was
the Xalioas Capital He fought for
Washington a3 the proper pltee for It
Colonel Anderson was for a time Secre
tary of the Washington Board of Trade
This was in lSSJ lO
At 2 10 oclock this morning nothing
further had been learned concerning Col
onel Anderson
ROBE IN CARLOAD OP SILVER
Trnmps Were Unnvvnre of the
AVcalth of lhelr Surrounding
AUSTIX Tex Xov 24 Juan Garcia
and Emmanuel Alterverles Mexican
tramps who were beating their way to
San Antonio yesterday were arrested by
Federal authorities of this district on
the charge of breaking Into a loaded
freight crr
The car which these two tramps en
tered forcibly to get a free ride on the
Southern Facific road was loaded with
silver bullion to the amount of 125000
which was being shipped to tbe Guggen
heim refinery at Perth Amboy X J from
the smelter nt Monterey Mex
The tramps were unaware of the char
acter of the valuable cargo on which they
rodo until they had almost completed
their Journey and were taken Into cus
tody by officers Xone of the bullion wa3
stolen
TO FIGHT POR SHIP SUBSIDY
Senator llnnnn Comlnir Here to Ite
new Ills Cnmpaliru
CLEVELAXD Ohio Xov 24 Senator
Hanna will leave next Wednesday for
Washington to remain until Congress ad
journs
Senator Hanna Is confident that tho ship
subsidy bill is not dead and he will do
all In his power to secure its passage In
an amended form
Klynna Buslnesx College 8h and K
Business Shorthand Type vritinc li a year
Laths Best Kind too only 273 Per
1000 F Libbcy t Co Cth and N Y art

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