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According to the ancient rules of tho
coronation ceremony the response to
this question should be loud and re
peated acclamations all with one voice
outcrIng Cod rave King Edward
but all one could hear was the shrill
voices of the choir followed by a blast
of trumpets
The King and Queen then knelt w hlle
the archbishop opened the service He
seemed to proceed with difficulty and
Continued on Third -
Stabbed to Death During
Dispute in Office
Pleads Self Defense and Says He Did
Not Intend to Harm Victim Paper
Knife the Instrument Used to Deal
Fatal Blow
CHICAGO Aug 9 Walter A Scott
president of the Illinois Wire Company
was stabbed to death in his olflco at
the Monadnock Building shortly before
10 oclock today bv W li Stcbblngs a
civil engineer Stcbblngs a long
thin paper knife to accomplish his work
Mr Stebblngs called to sec Mr Scott
about some contracts over one of which
there was a dispute Violent words fol
lowed until a fight ensued lasting for
over five minutes During the struggle
Stebblngs was seen to brandish his pe
culiar weapon above his head threaten
ing Mr Scott until he made his final
Pleads Self Dcfense
The police were quickly notified and
Stcbblngs was placed under arrest The
prisoner protested that he had struck
Scott In self defense and that he had
not Intended Injuring him seriously
The contract over which the dispute
occurred Involved J3000 The struggle
was begun In the private office of Mr
Scott and according to Miss Schumate
the stenographer tho door opened and
the two men came staggering and strug
gling into the outer office Stehbln
hold the long steel paper knife in hi
right hand Suddenly he struck Scott
In the body The blow was rcpcitcd a
moment later and Scott fell
He has killed me Scott was heard
to say Scott was dead befort mtdlcal
afslstance arrived
The police questioned Stcbblngs close
ly He told the following story of tho
I went to Mr Scotts Uia e a little
after 9 oclock to see about the payment
of mi fee In the construction of a hot
rir plant Ir the Illinois Wire Companys
works at Desplanns Scott told me I had
made a botch of the job and that he as
dlsgusttd wlih my work He hal re
fused to pay me a number of times an 1
I told him tint I eould nit wait any
onger for themoney
He refused to pay me and we became
btated in our argument I was seated
at ono end of Scotts desk and took the
paper cutter intending to open a letter
The communication wns from a firm of
contractors and I Intended to use It to
prove the truth of my assertions Sud
denly Scott arose and kicked me I
sprang to m r feet and kicked him In re
He kicked me again and struck me
with his fists tore my clothing and near
ly choked me I defended myself with
my hands and feet During the struggle
we left the private office and fell against
the door leading to the corridor The
glass broke and some of It cut me It
was then I struck In the bod I think
with the hand that held thu paper knife
I did not Intend to stab him
Surrendered Willingly
Stebblngs Is a civil engineer and has
worked at his profession In Chicago
twenty years He Is a widower and has
no children After tho stabbing he
returned to his ovn office where he
willingly surrendered himself to offi
Mr Scott was formerly president and
owner of the Marshfleld and Southeast
ern Railroad which operates in Wis
consin lrcvIous to that he was in tho
lumber business Mr Scott was repued
to be a millionaire having made most
of his money In the lumber btuinexs
Mr Scott was forty three jears olj
Ho leaves a widow and ono son who Is
twenty years old The widow and son
are at present out of the city on a va
Throne Donates Money for Relief of
Famine Sufferers
TEKIN Aug 3 The throne has given
300000 tael3 from the prhy purse to
assist In relieving the famine In the
province of Szechuan and to arrest the
discontent there arising from the
scarcity of food Probably not more
than half of the money will reach tho
sufferers the remainder being appro
priated by officials through who3c hands
it will ai
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Beats DavidsonWho Takes
Runner Up Prize
Wins Vith 5 Up and 4 to Play 36 Holes
Both in Fine Form Consolation
Cup Goes to Burford Who Defeats L
L Nicholson of Dumbarton
vtul to The Valnnton Times
OCEN CITV Mil Aug 9 Washing
ton golfers carried away the two lead
ing cups today In the tournament of
the Ocean City Golf and Country Club
Dr L I Harban who made such a
splendid showing In the recent amateur
championship In Chicago won the main
cup defeating Mr John C Davidson of
the Columbia Golf Club of Washington
by up and 4 to play The contest was
ot thirt si holes
Dr Harban made 71 In his morning
round equaling his score of the da be
fore In which he broke tho record of
the course lie now- holds the 9 hole
and IS hole records over the course
as he does over the majority of them
around Baltimore and in the District of
Mr Davidson mde the morning round
1c 79 but Dr Harban kept him well be
hind throughout the match putting him
two down on the first nine boles two
more on the second nine one more on
the third nine and winding up the
match at the 12 hole
The pliy for the Consolation Cup was
exceedingly interesting Mr Lawrence
H Burford of the Ocean City Club
beat Mr L I Nicholson of Dumbar
ton only after twenty one holes had
been plajed and in the afternoon de
feated Mr John I Wnggamnn of the
Columbia Club by 2 up and 1 to play
The cups wcro presented to the win
ners tonight In the ballroom of the At
lantic Hotel by Col George M Upshur
president of the golf club
Thirty four Americans Who Were
Thought to Be in Danger Are
Now Reported Safe
United States Minister Hamilton King
at Bangkok Slam has informed the De
partment of State by cable that the up
rising against the government recently
reported is spreading Nakawn has
been captured and Chiengmal Is threat
Thirty four Americans thought to be
In danger are reported safe An endeav
or will be made to bring Into the capital
American women and children now In
the zone of disturbance The Siamese
government Is co operating in the at
tempt to protect them
Troops are expected to arrive August
17 to restore order- Telegraphic commu
nication has been cut off for several
d n
President Likely to Appoint Him to
Th Impression has gained ground in
all quarters that the filling of the
vacant District Commissionership Is a
question of probably only a day or two
more and further efforts to boom vari
ous candidates have therefore been al
most entirely discontinued
Early yesterday mornln the remark
was heard at the District Building that
the Commissionership vane is pointing
due West Something like consternation
was depicted on the faces of the faith
ful adherents of several of the other
candidates The Idea had spread abroad
that the President had made up his mind
whom to appoint and that the plum was
to go to the newspaper man who has
been such a strong candidate from the
It appears that the indorsements of
Mr West contain the names of some of
the strongest men In Congress and that
in addition to bis personal friendship
with President Roosevelt he has the
solid backing of a large part ot the busi
ness community Some little opposition
to him In the School Board was removed
last Thursday and with that it is said
that the way for his appointment be
came clear
It was stated on good authority yes
terday that Mr James L Norris has all
along been favorable to the appointment
ot Mr West that he furnished a strong
indorsement for hlra and has worked for
that candidate His own boom is said
to have been the work of his many warm
personal friends with only partial ai
quiescence on his part It is understood
that Mr Norris will be well pleased it
Mr West Is named
The friends of Mr Creed M Fulton
were working quietly up to noon jester
day getting ready a communication to be
sent to tho President the nature of
which could not be learned
The result of tha meeting at Tenley
town Friday night was telegraphed
early jesterday morning followed by
stveral letters from those who partici
pated In It
It is believed by some of the friends
of Mr Murphy thtt he has still a chance
to wn andthe rTmor Is persistent that
some word has been received from some
one near the President that he Is be
ing favorably considered
Mr J H Kuehhng Injured
Mr J H Kuehllng was thrown from
his blcvcle Friday afternoon and se
verely Injured He was aboat to alight
lrom his wheel at Thirteenth and r
Streets when a negro also mounted
collided with his bicycle Mr Kuehllng
ieu neavny but was able to reach his
home without assistance
AUG 11 1902
Thirty four Pages
Ceremony in Westminster Abbey
Full of Impressiveness
and Dignity
Monarch Repeats Royal Oath in Strong
Clear Accents Audible to the
Entire Assemblage
Details of the Imposing and Quaint Ritual Three
Processions of Those Taking Part Rejoic
ing in All Parts of the Kingdom
LONDON Aug 8 Despite supersti
tion and evil prophecy King Edward is
the crowned monarch of this empire He
has passed through a ceremony medie
val ci en barbaric in some of its splen
dor unscathed and apparently without
ph steal detriment A consummation of
national hopes which a few short weeks
ago seemed impossible has been achieved
tnder auspicious conditions and once
more fortune smiles upon the destinies of
The coronation rejoicings hae been on
a very different scale from what was an
ticipated six weeks ago jet from every
point of view todays celebration has
been worthy of the greatest empire in
the worlds history
About half a million people probably
participated In the tribute to the sover
eign but the lovally and enthusiasm typ
ified the deepest feelings of the great
mass of King Edwards subjects As for
the majestic ceremonial at Westminster
Abbey Its slight curtailment served but
to add to Its Impressive character
A Solemn Occasion
Nothing was lacking from the original
design save the presence of a few Bpeclal
envojs from abroad and none who wit
nessed the matchless scene in this his
toric theater of kingly dramas could wish
for anything more Imposing more mem
orable more worthy of the great tradi
tions of the British empire If no word
had been spoken If no act had been done
if that magnificent tableaux could simply
live as a single record of British his
tory Britain might rest proud and con
tent of her place among the nations
King Edward and Queen Alexandra
Crowned and Formally Recognized
as Sovereigns of England
LONDON Aug 9 Very slowly during
the hours before the arrival of the rojal
procession Westminster Abbey was fill
ed with the brilliant company which
formed the background of the great cer
emony The empty tiers and galleries
at first seemed a profane Invasion of
Englands grandest religious monument
but when the ast vacant spaces burst
into a blaze of color as the patricians
of the empire took their places the
transformation was complete Then as
necr before save on equally great oc
casions the superb architecture of
Westminster was d varfed by those it
sheltered The people not the cathe
dral becrme the picture and It was a
picture such as the eyes of this genera
tion have not beheld before Even the
talented brush of the famous American
artist who has been selected to depict
the scene cannot hope to reproduce the
vital atmosphere of the living picture
and It is hopeless therefore to attempt
to pain it in mere words
A Kaleidoscope of Color
Gold crimson and white seemed to
be the prevailing colors In the vast
human kaleidoscope Jewels were mere
dross in that dazzling assembly Ncer
has woman been adorned under any
other roof with previous stones In such
numbers and of such value Individuals
counted for nothing In the vast army
Barore earls even dukes were mere
commouers One conspicuous figure
there was perforce The blaze of deco
rations uniforms and elaborate toilettes
was nowhere more brilliant than around
the honored seat assigned to the Ameri
can ambassador Set In such a frame
bis black evening dress made him 1
marked man above all the others during
the long wait preceding the arrival of
the state procession
It ra3 nearly 10 oclock before ever
place was taken It Is hardly necessary
to say that with the exception of those
assigned to persons tklng part in the
drama not a vacant eeai was to be
ttcn at that hour The tedium of wait
ing If such a thins was possible amid
tuch surroundings was relieved by mu
sic performed by the finest orchestra
talent in England The Litany which
had been struck out from the full cere
n onial In order to shorten the service
was sum at 1030 and a procession
conveying the regalia from the altar to
the annex at the western end of the
Abbey was th first feature of the ap
proaching ceremony
Prince of Wales Enters
The Prince of Wales procssion
rcrched the Abbey promptly on time
and made a brilliant preliminary to the
stat entry of the King and Queen As
it iiroceeded clowly up the nave the
princess and her attendants crossed the
tpace prepared as a theater for the
ceremonies to the royal family box on
the right of King Edwaids chair This
was the historical coronation chair be
reatli the sest being placed the so
tailed Ha fail or stone of destiny
The Prince of Wales and the Duke of
Cambridge took seats ln front of the
peers and to the- right ot tho inrona
The Duke of Cambridge was pirhapa
the most Interesting figure among the
spectators He alone probably of that
great assembly was an adult spectator
of the croAning of Queen Victoria His
feebleness was quite apparent and sev
eral times the Prince of Wales by his
side insisted that he remain seated
when the iireraony required spectators
generally to rise
Three Processions
It was really In three processions that
the royal famllj and their splendid re
tinue entered the Abbey Half an hour
after the Prince of Wales entrance came
a procession of Westminster chaplains
followed by bearers of the Queens re
galia Then came the Queen herself
Never has this proud daughter ot Den
mark borne herself with greater queenly
dignity It was difficult to believe that
she is be ond the prime of womanhood
Her bearing was full of grace and self
possession and her raiment wns dazzling
She was clad In a gown of cloth of gold
with a long purple train heavily orna
mented with golden crowns and bordered
with a narrow- row of ermine Tue train
was borne by eight pages Diamonds
were placed about her neck and corsage
As she passed through the choir a large
number of the bojs of Westminster
School in the trlforlum burst Into shouts
of Vlvat Proceeding across the thea
ter to her chair of repose her majesty
knelt upon a faldstool for a few moments
In prayer before taking her seat
The King Enters
There was another brief Interval and
then a burst of music from the choir her
alded the entrance of the King His
majesty was preceded by bearers of the
ancient regalia of England the various
emblems elng displayed upon velvet
rinally Immediately following the
Bible and chalice entered the King
wearing the royal robes and cap of main
tenance and walking with apparently the
full vigor of a man much jounger than
his eirB Again the Westminster bojs
broke out with loud cries of VIvat and
the vast assembly rose and made obeis
ance Therp was a degree of
neBS and cordiality in the Kings ac
knowledgments which seemed to signify
both relief and satisfaction In the final
culmination of his hopes
The greetings to his majesty were not
vocal except In the case of the boys In
the trlforlum and he proceeded slowly
to his chair bejond that of the Queen
He stopped one moment only to salute
his son and also her majesty
rormula of Recognition
Before he took his seat the King also
knelt In prayer upon his sldstool and
a great silence fell upon tho assembly
It was broken presently by the quaver
ing but distinctly audible voice of the
venerable Archbishop of Canterbury
who facing the assembled thousands
while the King rising turned toward
his subjects demanded n cognition of
his majesty In the quaint formula
I here present unto you King Ed
ward tho undoubted King of this realm
wherefore all you who are come this
day to do oui homage are you willing
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Association Drops Clubs Used for Vot
ing Purpose
special to The Wahington Times
WORCESTER JIass Aug 9 There
was a stormy session of the delegates to
the National Association of Amateur
Oarsmen last night In the Bay State
House Clubs supposed to exist only for
voting purposes were dropped from the
association When the voting began for
four vacancies on the executive commit
tee the storm broke
As the result of the session which
lasted until 230 oclock this morning
the quartette of old board men Walter
Stimpson Boston Charles Catlln Chi
cago Claude Zappone Washington and
James C Iox were returned as members
to succeed themselves
Mr Fox was unopposed while the
others met with the most determined
opposition from New England factioiu
At a meeting of the executive commit
tee held today Julius B Mahr Metropoli
tan Boat Club New York was elected
president Charles Catlln Catlin Boat
Club Chicago vice president R M
Pelton Seawanbaka Boat Club Brooklyn
treasurer and F RRortmeyer Newark
The executive committee Is now Wal
ter Stimpson North Cambridge Charles
CatntrVilwwa Claude R Zappone
1 C James F Fox Bob-
ton iiarie WVFrelsendanz
bV JJahr New York
liamHJ 3upp Detroit Robert II Pelton
Brooklyn Gjugjon S Carrlgan
Henry Whiting Garfield Albany and
Fred RPcrtmJNewark
Twenty -five Thousand
See Titus Win From
r Greer
Winnipeg Crew Show Qua
ity in International
Annual Tournament of Rational Asm i
ciation Biggest Success in History
Many Crack Organizations Compet
Canadians Make Good Showing
Special to The Washington Times
WOPCESTER Mass Aug 9 Course
records went by the board today in the
annual rowing championship boat races
of the National Association of Amateur
Oarsmen on Lake Qulnslgamond New
marks were- made In the championship
single sculls International four oared
shells and senior eight shells
Twenty five thousand nersons wit
nessed what was conceded the finest re
gatta In the history of the association
C S Titus of the Union Boat Club of
New Ycrt was the individual hero ot
the day and the ovation he received
during the last quarter of his race for
national honorswlth Greer of Boston
will probably make amends for his non
success in the Diamond Sculls at Hen
ley -
In Record Time
The Union man sculled In grand fo m
and caused Greer to almost collapse
when he assumed his great burst ot
sree l during the finish He simply
smothered his man In record time for the
The Winnipegs gave the onlookers an
olier taste of their quality in the in
ternational fours when they lowered
the former best mark by one quarter ot
a second The Vespers had consider
able trouble In winning the senior eight
race from their only opponents the
Pennsylvania Barge Club crew whom
they beat by one and a quarter lengths
all out
In the nar canoe race the Argonauts
failed to turn out The Rowing Club of
Toronto was represented by Lon Marsh
Union Boat Club Boston by R P
Blake Vesper Club Philadelphia ty J
J Juvenal Winnipeg Rowing Club
Canada by C W Johnstone
Juvenal First to Show
Juvenal sped away to a good start
but was almost immediately outpaced
by Johnstone who led at the quarter
mile by a quarter of a length with
Marsh third
When the leading pair reached tha
three quarter mark they turned to
gether Marsh one and one halt Ieniiba
back straightened out for home Jure 1
nal began to gradually draw away anX
at the mile he had a lengths lead OTer
Johnstone with Blake In thrj place
The final quarter was a bummer and
the Vesper crack finally won bv one and
three quarters lengths from the Can
adian who beat Blake three lengths
Time 10 minutes 2 seconds
In the intermediate single sculls there
were Ernest George Boston Athletio
Association W B West West Phila
delphia Boat Club H H Crowley Wa
chusett Boat Club E F RIvInus Phila
delphia Barge Club and George O
Clark of the Union Boat Club Boston
The last named was allowed to start
because of a doubt as to his defeat for
the place In the trial Crowley was th
first to catch the water and he sped
away In sprinting style showing one
halt length to the good at the half mile
mark Clark was third
Easy for George
George sculled so speedily that ha
made the turn first a length In front of
the Wachusett man From there on
George found no difficulty in coming
home In the easiest fashion by four
lengths Crowley was second and RIvInus
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Championship Race
Championship single sculls Untoa
Boat Club New- York city C S Titus
Jeffries Tolnt Rowing Association West
Boston Mas Frank B Greer
This was the event of the day Greer
beat the pistol and gave his admirers
something to yell about by leading to
the flr3t quarter where Titus drew level
Greer seemingly crowded Titus into tho
Worcester short up to the half mil
mark both watching each other
A great struggle ensued to the turn
which Greer seemed to make first Com
ing home they both put in their best
efforts with Titus looking to have the
better of It at the mile
The wash from the prss boat gave
a bit of bad water to the New Yorker
and caused Greer to Increase his stroks
to 4 Titus rowing 3 Titus flnishlns x
strokes during the last quarter opened
up a gap which caused Greer to all but
collapse and during the last eighth Ti
tus sculling In fine style gained s
length and won easily by to and one
half lengths In 959i
International four oarcd sculls Woa
Costjiucd oa Tenth fagc

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