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Eight Days of Zero Weather and Eighteen Inches of Snow Dropping to six degrees below zero last night, the thermometer for the ••ighth consecutive day has registered the nothing mark. Breaking all wea ther bureau records for duration of cold and depth of snow, the mercury persists in staying below zero, and snow is still falling. Last night at 6 <>"ciock the mercury had risen to six above and some hope was expressed, hut during the night it dropped again, dipping even lower than it had the night before. Snow fell at periods • luring the day and the official snow fall is 15 inches, while measured in many places 'in the city, 18 inches is found to be the depth. Frozen pipes, bursted valves and all the plumbing adjuncts of cold weather are getting to be old stories. The weather has I'ost its novelty and sleighing parties are not as numerous as during the first few days of the snow. Many business men are put- Ting their vehicles on runners; and as far as can be seen, no relief is in sight. However, Portland had a rise in temperature last night and reports 14 degree- above zero this morning. Seat tle has done even better and has 26 degrees. Thi*. would indicate that the weather may warm up in a few days, but the weather man promises no such relief. says it is possible, Sent Prisoner a Weapon Concealed in a Cake •LOS AXGELES, Jan. 14.—A bJld attempt at jail delivery was discovered today when R. B. Warson, a farmer of Norwalk, Calif., confessed that he had sent a revolver and seven cartridges in a cakie to P. J. Humely, a San Proposes Cabinet Members For Roosevelt's Ananias Club WASHINGTON, Jan. 14. —Senator Tillman, before entering thtei senate today, announced that he was going to propose Secretary Meyer and At torney General Bonaparte, for mem bership in the Ananais club, which was organized by Roosevelt. Regard ing Meyer, Tillman said he would College and "Y" Basketball Game What promises to be one of the best basketball games ever pulled off in this city will be played tonight in the V. M C. A. gymnasium between the Whitman college team and the five representing the Walla Walla Y. M. C. A. Both teams a:e in excellent shape and the "Y" team has been strengthened until it is wonderfully last. , Hard practice has whipped the Y. M. C. A. team into good shape* and while they have not had as much time to devote to working out as have their misisonary rivals, yet they are in good trim. More than that, they are playing on their own floor. which is bound to be an advantage. The floor, while slightly smaller than that of the college gym, is much better lighted and will afford a better opportunity of witnessing the game. At center, Tom Steele, fe>r the "Y". will play again -t Captain Ned Barnes, of the college. Both are fast and star players, and can be relied upon to make the game interesting. At for ward. the college will p'ay Cox and \!f Belt, both fast men, and accurate shooters. The "Y" will play two of four nun. perhaps all four during the same, at forward. These four are Pelt house, Glafke. Unser and Crece liu's. At guard, the town team will have Thorn and Allen; while the col lege has Felthouse and Cushman. Hoth lineups are strong and there will be no one-sided game, that is well as sured. Paul Wyman. of Weston, formerly ;t Tale man. will referee. He offi:iated in the Pendleton high game and gave good satisfaction. The halves will be 20 minutes in length. The game is called at 8 o'clock. COYOTES ARE GETTING HUNGRY HI "SUM. Jan. 14.—(Special Corre al r ml.nr-M—Becoming bold because of t'v -CAtiv> veather and the hunger v it ft vhirh they are suffering, coyotes are causing no end of trouble in Klick itat county, and sheepmen have been forced to set traps throughout the h:ils in order to catch and ki'l the brutes. Leo Prune, who owns 2000 acre?! of hind, on which he has large herds ->f wool producers, and who has a l umber of traps set. recently made a tour of inspection, finding 1 30 of the sly an'mals securely he d by the steel springs. The traps are baited with salmon, mot'on and birds, and the cbyotes showing up in larare numbers readily fall into the snare "Old Indian John" who has been in the employ of Mr. Prune for the past thirty years, is an expert in se'ting trans for the differ ent w ;, d animals, and it is through his cunning that the ranks of the drove of. re t- that has heretofore made in- roads among the sheep, hive been thinned out. THE EVENING STATESMAN which lis more than he has done for the past week. Spokane suffered a drop of several degrees last night and the mercury was at 16 below this morning. Lew iston was colder than Walla Walla, with 10 degrees be'row against six in this city. Canada is cold again. Ed munton registering 44 below, Qu'Ap pelle 32 below and Calgary 34 below. Helena is 18 to the bad, and Havre is 34 minus. In southern Idaho the weather is still balmy, with the mer cury at 26 in Boise and 32 in Poca tello. In the middle western states the temperature is moderate, being 22 in Chicago and about the same other places. Boston has 14 above zero this morning and the weather is not quite as cold in the New England states. Contrasted to the usual winters of this valley, the present weather is most unusual. When it is remembered that but little over a year ago the Elks wore straw hats, and went without coats comfortably, it is hard to rea lize that the present weather really belongs here. Usually if the thermo meter registers zero just one day it considers it has done its duty and bikes skyward. Last year it never got that low at all. Considering that this is the only like spell of 23 years, it is endurable, and the weather man has promised never to repeat it. Francisco solicitor, in the county jaii accused of being a forger. He said that Humely planned to kill two turn keys and make his escape, steal a sl<x»p and go toHonduras. If the plan had been successful thirty prisoners woudd have been liberated. produce against him the "lie direct." Regarding Bonaparte, the senator quoted Touchstone, in "As You Like It," giving the various degrees of a lie, and saying he was uncertain what sort should ba charged to the attorney general. * ' 4 i^'ll Gloom at Monte Carlo. MONTE CARLO, Jan. 14—Although the opening of the three months' grand opera season tomorrow has brought many music lovers to Monte Carlo, the recent Italian disaster has cast a gloom over the- festivities at this fa mous resort. Th© feature of the Mon te Carlo opera season will be the se ries of performances of the "Niebe lungs Ring." Some of the works of Mozart ar e also to be revived. Boston Cat Show. BOSTON", Jan. 14.—Entries from Chicago, New York and Canada, as well as from all over New England, are shown in the annual exhibition opened today by the Boston Cat club. Some of the most valuable Persian and Angora felines in America are shown. A. E. Field Marshall, of Cana da, will judge all classes. Thero are 132 classes and 125 specials. Anniversary of Terrible Day KINGSTON,, Jamaica, Jan. 14. — Memorial services in the churches of Kingston today marked the second anniversary of the great earthquake of January 14. 1907, which destroyed a large portion of the city. The an niversary finds Kingston practically rebuilt and enjoying a greater degree of prosperity than before, the disaster, rlarge sums of money were raised here for the relief of the earthquake victims of Italy, for whom the peo ple of Kingston have a fellow feeling. The insurance companies have settled on a basis of 85 per cent., and this money has been largely reinvested in Jamaica. The more deferential successor of Governor-General Swettenham is of a socialistic turn of mind, and those convictions have led him to stimulate the giving of public and private boun ties to keep the population employed, as well as to induce the substantial rebuilding of the city. While the peo ple have been awaiting insurance verdicts and loan commissioners, those interested in the development of the island have been active. The many shipping companies that nedessarily make Kingston a port of call have erected quarters and wharves pending a survey determining the new lines of the business section; the streets were soon cleared; the statue of Queen Vic toria before which the negroes prayed California Disgusts Roosevelt WASHINGTON, Jan. 14.—A wave of disgust and indignation is sweep ing official c'rcles here today follow ing the receipt of dispatches fr >m Jaran telling of the antagfoni-m *ha has been aroused by the news t' a California's legislature is considering anti-Japanese measures. The president is reported to h~ve WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, JANUARY 14,1909. while the flames were advancing to ward the Para da has'been readjusted; the foreign companies were the first to act, and the plant of the Daniel Webs ter, the George Washington and other self-styled colored Yankee patriots who cater to the tourist hack traffic are today traversing the restored pave ments of King and Harbor streets, showing visitors the sights whic'h were added to the many in Jamaica by the earthquake; and here and there along the shore line, storage houses are be ing enlarged, new blocks are being erected, peimanent docks are being located and the Kingston public mar kets, which are the hope of Jamaican mammies for miles around, have been restored; today, the people are manag ing to worship in, and repair from day to day, their churches; in a word, Kingston, like San Francisco, is in process of rebuilding. No Coin for the Widow BURLINGTON, la., Jan. 14.—That life insurance companies will refuse to pay Mrs. Carmichael, widow of the minister who murdered Gideon Browning, or Carpenter, in the little Methodist church at Columbus, Mich, on the theory that the murder was part of the husband's plot to commit suicide so that the widow would re ceive the money, is the belief of Sheriff Moore, of Port Huron, Mich., who passed through Burlington today re turning to Michigan with Carmichael's body. Moore believes the minister killed Browning to give an impression he was the victim so that the widow could get the insurance on his life. He says he has good reasons for thinking so. AMERICAN GIRL GETS A TITLE NEW YORK, Jan. 14— Miss Beat rice Mills, daughter of Ogden Mills, president of the New York Tribune, and granddaughter of Darius O. Mills, the famous capitalist and philanthro pist, today becomes the bride of the earl of Granard. The ceremony will be performed late this afternoon in the large ballroom of the Mills city resi dence, at Sixty-ninth street and Fifth avenue. Miss Mills will be attended by four bridesmaids, who are to be Miss leathering Mack ay,* dltrghter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Mackay; SJiss Alice Astor, daughter of Col. John Jacob Astor and Mrs. Astor; Miss Grace Vanderbilt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt. and little Miss Taylor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Moses Taylor. The earl of Granard will have his brother, the Hon. Donald Forbes, as best man. The wedding will be a comparative ly small one, followed by a reception. The earl and his bride will spend a week at Staatsburg, before sailing on February 2 for a week in Paris, after which they will go to London to be present at the opening of parliament on February 14. The Granards will take a house in London. The new bride will be presented to King Edward and Quieen Alexandra at the February court and will occu py a high place in the social circles of the British capital. The trousseau was made in Paris, but only the bridal gown and three other frocks for immediate use were sent here. An outfit of bridal linen was made and embroidered in Ireland. The gifts of the earl to his bride and all other gifts from the relatives and friends abroad remain in London. The earl of Granard is master of horse «for King Edward and is held in high esteem by the Britsh monarch. He served during the Boer war and has also performed many important missions for the king. He has numer ous decorations and titles of honor conferred by the rulers of various Eu ropean nations. Darius G. Mills, the famous grand father of the bride, and Mrs. White law Reid, wife of the ambassador at the court of St. James and an aunt of the bride, have gone to California for the winter and will not be present at today's wedding. It is alleged that the elder Mills is opposed to titled marriages. Taft to get 1100,000 Per WASHINGTON, Jan. 14.—The sen ate appropriations committee today approved the legislative, judic al and executive appropriation bill, with the amendment providing for an increase in the salary of the president from ?50.000 to $100,000 yearly. It is now entirely probable that Taft will gain the benefit of the incr. ase as little op position has developed. New Announced. NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 14.—The new Niicaraguan cabinet was announced to day by the Niearasruan consul here. All members are supporters of Presi dent Zelaya. indignantly declared that the Califor n have broken n'e'ee-. a~d that the introduction of the Mrs is a combination of folly >~ad faith, and inici' itv. The action of the r *a l 'fnr* , iTrs will not affect the t'ons of the twi countries resard'rg in-m ;or ra f 'rn + v o-estion is con sidered definitely sett T ed. ESTABLISHED 1861 Injured in Hotel Eire TOPEIvA, Jan. 14.—Thirty per sons were injured, including A. W. Smith, former republican gubernato rial candidate, who may die, as a re suit of a fire which gutted the Cope land hotel today. The property loss is heavy. The fire started at 4 o'clock this morning. The guests Were in jured by leaping from the windows. The hotel is political headluar.ers. Many prominent persons from all parts of the state were in the hotel. Bitter cold added to the suffering of the injured. The firemen experienced great difficulty in fighting the flames. SPORTSMEN FEED WILD GAME BIRDS PORT TOWNSEND, Jan. 14.— (Special Correspondence)— Because of the danger threatened the game bhds of this section of the state by the cold weather, a number of sportsmen have taken upon themselves the task of each day making trips through the country, scattering- wheat for w/,ld fowl. They report that many flocks of quail have been encountered, and that the feathered beauties are so tame from cold, hunger and exposure that they dame up to the vehicles and picked up the fallen wheat. It is reported here that sp~rt m - throughout this part of the country are doing likewise, and every effort is being made to prevent the wholesale slaughter of quail and other birds by the severe weather that has held sway here for more than a \veek past. Calhoun Claims Prosecutionlis Plot of Rudolph Spreckles SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 14.—Pat rick Calhoun, the traction magnate, being tried for offering to bribe the board of supervisors, revealed his de fense today when his counsel, in his questioning of veniremen, tried to show that the indiatment was the re- Covered With Snow and Ice Big Engines are Helpless . Traffic on both the O. R. & N. and the Northern Pacific lines has been tied up since 9 o'clock last night, as a result of a collision at the crossing of the roads on North Ninth street, in which O. R. & N. locomotive No. 171 was thrown from the rails, the tender badly demolished and the me chanism of the engine generally dam aged, and Northern Pacific engine No. 1361, bound for Pasco, derailed and the front shattered. No. 1361 was trai'ing "dead" engine No. 55 and two cabooses, when the junction was reached, and the pilot of the big "mo gul" struck litle 171 between the ten der and locomotive, tearing up the rails, sending the tender into the ditch and throwing the locomotive across the track. The North Bank train due here at 9 o'clock last night, failed to show up until midnight, when it was found necessary to transfer passengers to a car of the Walla Walla Valley Trac tion company at the junction, and out going passengers this morning were taken to the train on the electric car. The Pasco train this morning was he'd up, but a train was made up in the yards and passengers were taken through as usual. The morning O. R. & N. to Dayton and Wadtsburg, being on the upward side of the junction was able to make the regular run, though passengers were compelled to walk to the junction. Work train, drawn by engine No. 309, bringing wreck crane No. 1306 from Starbuck arrived here soon after tv>e accent, and a large force of work men have been engaged all day in clearing the tracks. It was found nec essary to unload the coal and water from 171 before the wreck crane could he put into commission, and this re sulted in considerable delay. Engineer A. R. Peight and Fireman D. Painter were in charge of the Nor thern Pacific train, and Charles Davis was at the throttle of No. 171. hound for the round-house. The accident was apnarent'y the result of the fail ure of the engineers to come to a full stop at the junction, as prescribed in the regulations, and their further in ability to sec the track ahead clearly, owing to the steam. The rails being covered with snow and ice. made a sudden stop impossible when the rail roaders discovered a contest on for the right-of-way, but the fact that both were moving at a comparatively slow rate of speed accounts for the absence of injuries to the men in the caps. Peight and Painter, being from another division of the road, were un fnry.s'tqr with the surroundings here, this beine their fir=t run over the road It is claimed there was no light on 171 and the locomotive ap peared to be stationary on the junc- -r*-ben she was struck. However in «now sleet. tosrether with the steam aris'ng fmm the heated •Hniipr". 't was for any of the pvp withes®© 5 to te'l i'i«t how it and an investigation w'*l rT-Ab' i b 1 v v>p thp nn'v method of arr' , '" r, Er at tvip in tv>e case. Th P to vn 1?1 will reach ViM"rlrpd dollars as the tender tr» bp T>rr>ptVa'ly rebuilt and G°od Roads for Utah. SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 14.—A movement for the general improve mtnt of the highways of Utah was laun« hed today at a good roads con vention in this city, at which dele gates were present from all over the state. Little Doing at Oiympia Today OLYMPIA, Jan. 14.—(Special)—Af ter voting $5.00 for stamps for each member and passing the Sayre resolu tions asking donations of pic tures and other decorations for charitable in stitutions, the house adjourned until tomorrow at 9 a. m. No session of the senate was held this morning. Believe Tillman Acted Square * WASHINGTON, Jan. 14.—1t is + 4* not expected Senator Tillman's 4» 4* request that the senate investi- 4» ♦ gate the charges made against 4» 4» him by President Roosevelt in 4» 4» connection with tht> Oregon land 4• 4» grab will be heeded. No member 4» 4» of the committee on privileges 4* 4» and elections is willing to start 4" 4* the inquiry. The committeemen 4» 4* are under the impression that 4» 4* Tillman was square in his deal- 4» 4» ings. 4* suit of a plot hatched by Rudolph Spreckles to make out a case against Calhoun. Joseph Dixon was the first juror temporarily passed today. He is sub ject to challenge, but so far has been accepted by both sides. numerous portions of the engine re placed. No. 1361. being damaged con siderably at the front, will' not re quire as much repairing, though the pilot and many of the intricate at tachments are in need of attention. Both engines were kept "alive" dur ing the night to prevent the freezing of pipes and water vessels, and this morning construction gangs took up the work of laying new rails, on which the wrecking crane might place the wrecks, so they could be towed to the repair shops. Flyers Stopped. Although efforts were made to clear away the wreck before the arrival of Nos. 7 and 8 this afternoon, it was found imposible. and passengers t bag gage and mail were transferred from 7 to 8. and from 8 to 7, and the trains backed up over the roads, a s access to the turntable was cut off by the O. R. & N. locomotives which had not been removed up to press time this afternoon. It is estimated that the work will not be completed before 7 or 8 o'clock this evening. The big Northern Pacific engine had been placed on the track at 2 o'clock, and as the other is considerably smaller, the work will not be as difficult. Skeletons in Costly Blankets BAKERSFIELD. Calif.. Jan. 14.— Wrapped in costly Navajo blankets of ancient make and design, skeletons of seven Indians were unearthed on the Miller and Lux ranch yesterday and brought to this city. Natura H sts be ij.a Ve tK e hodi°s were buried hundreds of years ago. Bandits Make A Good Haul ♦ EL, PASO, Tex. Jan. 14.—Ban- * ♦ dits today dynamited the safe of 4» the Elluviade Ore Alining com ■l" panv. at Urique. district of Chi- 4* + hauhau, Mexico, and secured «fr ♦ $6,000. + * * * 4» + ♦ ♦ + * + * "i" ARMV HAS NEW SURGEON GENERAL WASHINGTON, Jan. 14—Thirtv seven years of brave and effluent ser vice in the uniform of Uncle S>m brought its reward to Colpnel George T. Torney when he was today elevated to the rank of surgeon general of th? United State* army. Sursreon Torney succeeds Robert M. O Rielly who retired today. The new surgeon general has b en stat'oned at the Presidio, near San Francisco for the last five vears was in charge of the Coital at that post. He was one of the Vnown and mnst ponular officers on the Pacific coast. He is justly entitled (to the honor conferred upon him. the great calamity that be'eli San in Anril, 1906. he was one of the first to Southern Towns Caught by Flood FRESNO, Jan. 14.—The lower por tion of the town of Porterville, was flooded and several houses washed from their foundations today. Twenty five were families rescued on rafts. A slough, running through the city, is broken in several places. The town of Orosi is under a foot of water. A 3-year-old girl fell from a raft and her mother leaped into the water f< r her. Both w re nearly drowned. The opera house and several business structures were Hooded. At the YVlsh.m power house, in the mountains above Porterville, the precipitation amount ed to 15 or 20 inches. Rainfall is re sulting in damage to the valley at the foot of the mountains. The levee sup porting the St. John river, passing ris** to the emerg >ncy of the situation. He threw the hospital open to the suf fering people, and at the s.ime time had tents erected all over the grounds in front of the hospital. Night and day Colonel Torney and the surgeons un der his command, labored to relieve the sufferers. GOVERNOR MEAD GRANTS PARDONS OLYMPIA, Jan. 14.—(Special Cor respondence)—ln addition to approv ing the recent recommendations of the I rison board, Governor Mead granted pardons to Guy C. Stratton of Ba'- lard, and (». C. Mathis. of Blaine. Stratton was convicted last spring of involuntary murder, sentenced to a term of from one to twenty yeais and to pay a fine of $1000. While driving an automobile on a street in Ballard last January, Strat ton ran/ over and killed a young girl, named Henrietta Johnson. The recom mendations for clemency come from the parents of the child, the trial judge, the l prosecuting attorney and a petition signed by 370 residents of Ballard and Seattle. O. C. Math is was convicted of forg ery while cashier of the Exchange Rank of Blaine and sentenced last spring to a term of from one to 14 yearn He is the father of a large family, which was left practically des titute and in deplorable circumstanced. The governor has issued a condition al pardon to Mathis with the pro vision that when he can show the governor that all the debts owing the exchange bank for which he is liable are fully paid and satisfied, an abso lute pardon will be granted him. Inaugural Ball Is a Nuisance WASHINGTON, Jan. ,14. —The soci ety women of the capital are doing politics on their own account to per snade husbands and fathers to accede to the request of a local committee that the pension hall of the govern ment be used as a ball-room on the night of the inauguration of Taft. Con gress has refused to allow the pension hall to be used by a vote of 58 to 39 in the house. Champ Clark of Mis souri went so far as to incur the wrath of the ladies by declaring that the ball was not a part of the inaugural cere monies. was a nuisance and shou'd be abolished. Other legislatorsrfavor the use of the hall of the house, following an old custom. It is possible a compromise may be reached by using the hall of the national museum. CLAIM'S LAND WAS MISREPRESENTED Claiming that the land they s »u~ht to purchase was misrepresented to f hem, John W. Pox and his wife. May k"ox, have brought suit against C. W. from whom the property was to be purchased, for recovery of the bo nus paid, which consisted of $20 in cash and a note for $30, and for the restoration of other property given in ■xchange. Attorney J. C. Hurspool, who held the deeds and note in escrow, was also made a defendant in the ca«e, but Mr. Hurspnol today deposit ed all papers with the court and se cured an order dismissing the case as far as it affected him. The property involved is near Dayton. Silk Worth a Million Burns VANCOUVER, B. C., Jan. 14.—Silk valued at a million dollars was de stroyed by fire and Brakeman Porter Mount. instantly killed last ni?ht nwr Swift Current, where a freight *»ng-ine collided with terrific ford? w ! th the Pacific silk train, carrying Youthful Hunter Frozen to Death CHEHALIS, Wash.. Jan. 14— News has just reached here that Willie Fink aged 11 years has been found frozen to death, and his brother. Henry, aped 21, near the body in a serious condi TWENTY-FIVE CENTS PER MONTH. near Visalia, Is broken in three places places and Visalia is threatened with serious floods. STOCKTON, Calif., Jan. 14.—This city stands in imminent danger of another flood. Last night a large sec tion of the bulkheading of th»» Mor mon channel, near Bellota. washed out, and the water is sweeping across the country toward Stockton, from the east. Indications are that the lower sections of the city will be innmd ltod before night. The town of Lindon 12 . miles east, was Hooded this morning. Reports from Angels say it ha-* raining heavily there for two days. Bring Indians To America PARIS. Jan. 14. —Duke Di Litta. an * I Italian nobleman, and owner of vast estates along the Miakka river, in Florida, dee'ared today that he would throw open his lands for the coloniza tion of five thousand families made destitute by the Italian earthquake. Each family may take two farms, and cultivate one for them and one for him. Danced and Were Suspended SPOKANE, Jan. 14.—(Special Cor respondence)— Little did the junior A class of the South Central high school think when the boys and girls started on their sleighride last Friday even ing that the following Monday 22 members of the class would be sus pended from taking part in any <chool activities for the rest of the term. Sixty-five members of the class were in the big sleighing party. After a jolly ride through the city—jolly in spite of the zero weather—they were entertained at the home of Miss Flor ence Allen on Pacific avenue. Then after enjoying an oyster supper 22 of the members of the class went to the home of Miss Hazel Reeves on Fifth and Adams streets. There they indulged in dancing, con trary to the ru'ing of the school board that class organizations must not give dances. The result was that on the following Monday 22 members of the class were called into Principal Hart's office and suspended from taking part in any school activities for the remainder of the term. The juniors are penitent and say that they did not intend to violate the board's ruling, and that the dancing was merely an incidental pleasure of the evening. Prenk Kees liav Become Warden OLYMPIA. Jan. 14.—(Special- Frank Kees, formerly warden of the state penitentiary, and Charles S. Reed, the present warden, are both in Olympia, and politicians have been speculating as to whether Kees would supplant Reed. If Kees demands the office, undoubt edly he could have it from the Cos grove administration, but he has not decided whether or not he wants it. In any event, it is declared that no such appointment f»r Kees will be made until Governor Cosgrov° returns from California. By that time the Cosgrove leaders will have worked out their political program for the future. WASHINGTON, Jan. 14.—President Roosevelt today showed no sings of ill effects from his 80-mile horseback ride yesterday. He was at his desk early and attended to official duties. WASHINGTON, Jan. 14.—President and Mrs. Roosevelt will entertain the principal diplomatic envoys ar.d their wives at a dinner at the White House tonierht. r the valuable cargo to New Y irk in bond. The brakeman n.'gle'ted to close th" switch after the silk train had taken the siding and fire foUowed the collision, consuming four cars ' carrv'ng silk, which had arrivrd from the Orient on the Empress of China. tion by searchers. The boys went hunting Saturday. When they failed to return a party started in search. Henry said he carried the body of his younger brother a long distance and inally fe'l from cold and exhaustion. Stockton Is Alarmed. Didn't Bother Him. Dinner for Diplomats.