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IFTY-SIXTH YRAH NO. 101.
TUESDAY. APRIL 23. 1907.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
GREAT AMERICAN FLEET
GATHERED OFF JAMESTOWN
Ready for the Opening of
the Ter Centennail
Most Imposing Display of Fight
ing Strength Ever
Norfolk. Vn., April 23. The greate-i
fleet of American vessels ever as
sembled In the historic waters rf
Hampton Roads 3nu,noo tons of float
ing steel lias boon mailo ready to re
ceive a visit of the visiting foreign
battleships ami cruisers wiholi are from
time to time to take part in the cele
brations which will make part of the
Jamestown Tercentennial exposition.
Severiil Here for OneniHB.
For the opening of the exposition
Friday, 20th. war vessels of Great Bi
tain, Germany, and Austria are expect
ed. One of the visit ins Germans, t lie
c ruiser Bremen, is already i" th
Hoadstend awaiting the arrival of th.'
Boon, the big armored cruiser. T'.k
Boon is expected to arrive tonig'it
when she will be officially welcomed
by the boom of cannon from the Con
necticut, the flagship of Rear Admiral
Robley D. Evans, commanding the At
Form l.onic Line.
All the American vessels now at a a
chor belong to the Atlantic lie".
There are probably 2. battleships and
cruisers in a far-flung line which ;:;
beaded by the Connecticut just off the
government, pier at Fortress Monroe
and trails away almost to the vanisi
ing point up the broad channel-wiy
leading to Norfolk.
; lle I'OHMilile Vletr.
Thp fleet lias been arranged so as i'j
Indians who had not been engaged in
the uprising of ISO:!.
By the act of June 21. litOC. con
gress authorized the court of claims
to determine what amount would now
be due the Indians who had not taken
any part in the depredations had n,it
the forfeiture act of 1st;:; been passed.
It also authorized tho secretary of the
interior to pay the sum due to the loy
al Indians, per capita, after deducting
the partial payments that had from
time to time been made. It is assum
ed that the amount. $.vv)il, will be
paid to tho surviving peaceable In
dians in the near future.
NEW REGIME TAKES
HOLD IN MANCHURIA
Imperial Edict from Pekin Intrusts All
Additional Posts to Chinese
Pekin April 2:5. An imperial edict
iias been issued reconstituting the gov
ernment of Manchuria and confirming
the appointments already announced.
The edict is notable for intrusting all
i be new posts to Chinese owing their
political advancement to Yuan Shi Kai,
governor of the province of Chili and
commander-in-chief of the forces, in
stead of to Manchus. Another edict ap
points Na Tung, governor of Pekin, to
succeed Hsu Shih Chang as. president
of tho board of iio:ne affairs, and Chu
Pach Kuel to take the place of Tnng-Shao-Yi
as vice president of the board.
SEVENTEEN WIVES MENACED BY
Has John Carver, a Dentist
Who is Under Arrest at
Fort Smith, Ark.
OPERATED IN MANY CITIES
Alleged to Have Defruded Women out
of $150,000 in Course, of
Marshall, Mich., April 2:5. Dr. John
Carver, alleged bigamist, who is said
to have at least 17 wives, was captured
yesterday at Fort Smith, Ark. Carver
is charged with defrauding his wives
out of $i:o,0oo.
The specific charge on which lie was
arrested was that of defrauding Mrs.
Lola Davis of Battle Creek out of $2.",
0no. Carver married her on Oct. It!.
1!Mi(5, at Battle Creek. He went with
her to New York, and they decided to
buy a boarding house. He told his wife
to go homo and raise all the money
she could on her property and forward
him a draft, and he would make ar
rangements to have her come on in
two weeks, after all details had been
settled. He got the money, it is claim
ed, and disappeared.
Sought for Three Tram.
Carver is wanted in Cincinnati, Pitts
burg, Buffalo. Grand Rapids. Norfolk.
Saginaw, and officers have been after
him for three years. Sheriff Graham
of this county obtained requisition pa-
Toulon, France, Barely
Saved Aftej1 Terrific
Troops and Sailors Join In Bat
tleMany Hurt by
which broke out at
L0NGW0RTH SCORED BY
PASTOR AS LAWBREAKER
President's Son-in-Law Verbally Cas
tigated from Pulpit for Giving a
Breakfast on Sunday.
Cincinnati. Ohio. April 2:5. '"The
breakfast given by the lngworths :.:
the Pillars Sunday was just as much a
violation of the law as the open sa
Kev. Robert Watson, pastor of tho
Second Presbyterian church, one of
the most fashionable in Cincinnati,
fired this broadside at Congressman
Nicholas Longworth and his wife and
mother yesttrdav. In his sermon Stm-
1 ne ueei lias umi unuimru jm -
give visitors to the exposition the best day Hev.Mr: Watson had "scored tho
possible opportunity for viewing th
fighting strength of the American
navy. The glistening white hulls, sp li
less in their new coats of paint and
buff superstructure two and thr:;e
piped line battleships and armored an 1
protected cruisers form a marine pano
rama as viewed from the water front
esplanade of the exposition ground
such as has seldom If ever been pre
sented to the American public.
Vlxiltle From All I'oIiiIn.
The vessels are anchored several
thousand yards off the exposition shore
being arranged in a huge seini-oirc!;
and are visible from every part of the
Practically every type of fighting
craft in the American navy is represented.
guests at the Longworth "breakfast,'
many of whom were members of his
own congregation. When asked for a
further statement, he made the above
startling remark, and added:
"Congressman longworth and hi
family not only broke the laws of tho
state and the church, but the laws of
God as we'l. in giving an entertain
ment such as tlr.s breakfast on Sun
day. Mr. Longworth is prominent be
cause he married tho president's
daughter. He is also a congressman.
sworn to uphold the laws, and yet it?
deliberately breaks them."
jAptdl 2:5. Fire
fti arsenal here
shortly after midnight, has assumed
alarming proportions Private resi
dences outside of arsenal are
threatened. ImmensiF. quantises uf
stores have leen burneft tin damage
amounting to many million of francs
has been done.
Twenty Men Hurled.
The walls of a store house fell in.
burying 2u men, in of whom were severe
ly injured. Two or three persons ai'e
pers and will return with the prisoner believed to have been killed. Large bod-
011 Saturday. He has been represent- .,f ,,iiii..r ami snilors were en? aired
ing himself as traveling secretary ofjn fighting the flames thro;;g':out the
the New York Jockey club. ninht but all efforts to control the fire
Carver is a graduate of the Pittsburg
Dental college, and is 40 years old. He
is said to have procured his wives
through a matrimonial bureau.
THREATEN TO MARCH
UPON THE PALACE
Belgian Socialists Kept Back by Pres
ence of Troops Forming a
Warrant Out for Mrs. Sladek
at Chicago for Whole
Chicago, April 23. A warrant charg
inE Mrs. Sladek with the murder of
Iter father and mother, Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Mette, wag taken out today. A
chemical analysis has shown that Mrs.
Mette was poisoned by arsenic, and it
is believed her husband s death was
caused in the same manner. There Is
no direct evidence against Mrs. Sladek,
but she has been under suspicion since
the death of her mother.
Three brothers of Mrs. Sladek are
April 2:5. King Leopold
a lengthy conference with
M. Do Trees, minister of the interiir
who has been trying to form a new
cabinet and in well informed circles it
is considered certain he will accomn
lish his task. Troops were encamped
throughout the night in Lasken park v.:
consequence of threats 011 the part o!
socialists to march on the palace. Af
ter midnight the socialists held a meet
ing at wh'ch violent speeches were de
livered, but the knowledge of the
troop's presence in the park probably
caused the leaders to change th 'ir
minds, for no one appeared before tli
COMPELS RESPECT TO FLAG
Commandant of Columbus Barracks Re
quests Civilians to Remove Hats.
Columbus, Ohio, April 2:5. During
dress parade at the Columbus barracks
yesterday, several civilian spectators
were requested to remove their hats in
falitte to the national colors. "I shall
insist upon every one removing his hat
when the national colors are being car
lied in this parade and on other occa
sions of the kind," said Colonel Glenn,
commandant at the post. "Everybody
should show as much respect to the flag
of the United States."
DUBUQUE MAY BE DRY TOWN
All Saloons Violate Law Which is
Likely to be Enofrced.
Dubuque, Iowa, April 2:5. The pros
pects are that Dubuque for a time will
oe a (try town. 11. was announced yes
terday that the Law and Order league
has raised $i'.no and that the mulct kvv
will be enforced. The state Anti Si-
loon league, will have charee of the
prosecutions. Detectives already are
at work securing evidence. All Du
buque sahxms operate in violation ft
A FAST BALLOON JOURNEY
Sixty Miles Covered in Ninety Min
utes in New Jersey.
Matawan. N. J., April 2:5. A balloon
which left Philadelphia at 12:45
terday afternoon landed here at 2:1
having covered sixty miles in an ho ir
and a half. In the balloon was A. U
Hawley. a New York broker and Ar
thur R. Atherhol. of Philadelphia. The
now critically ill, and it is believed by balloon reached an altitude of 12,0 m)
the police sue eniieavoreu 10 poison . ieer.
A MILLION AWARDED TO
LOYAL SIOUX INDIANS
Court of Claims Decides in Favor of
Redskins Who Took no Part
Washington, D. C April 2:5. The
United States court of claims has
rendered judgment In favor of the lov
al members of the Sesseton and Wah
peton bands of Sioux Indians and
against the government for $788,971.
The claims were based on the trea'y
of July 23. 1851. by the terms of which
the eovemment agreed to pay these
Indians $305,000 and an annuity
$73,000 for 50 years. Payments wore
regularly made until 18C3. During th
preceding year, an outbreak of the
Sioux occurred in which they commit
ted many depredations and outragcs
upon the settlers of Minnesota. Ia
18C3 congress passed an act forfeit in
these annuities to the government, hut
subsequently from time to time mad:
appropriations for the benefit of so.ne
STRIKE RIOTS IN FRANCE
Waiters and Bakers Fail to Take Pris
oners Away from Officers.
Paris April 23.--A fierce encounter
between striking waiters and bakers
and a body of police took place today
on Rue D11 Louvre. Many arrests were
made. The strikers attempted to res
cue the prisoners, whereupon a detach
nient of curassiers charged and dis
persed the rioters.
have been without success up to the
DoeuinentN lextro ed f
The building in which the commis
sion of inquiry appointed to investigate
the explosion on board the battleship
Iona has been holding its sessions, 1
in flames and it is saiu most 01 ine docu
ments relating to the investigation
have been destroyed.
l'rlvnte lltmieM It urn.
Some of the houses occupied by
workmen caught fire and collapsed, in
juring 12 men. 1 ne numiier injured
by the fall of the wall of the store
house is greater than was at first .-e-ported.
Thirty have, already been
taken to the hospitals.
I niler CuutrwI.
(Later.) The fire lifts been virtually
HUNTED FOR GRAFT NO MORE SPECIAL RATES
Pittsburg Councilmen Hungry
Lot, According to Rail
TOOK $70,000 FROM POCKET
Fooled Them from Time to Time by
Means of Depositing Checks and
BUSY FIVE HOURS
FOR FIRE FIGHTERS
Pittsburg, Pa., April 23. A sensa
tion was sprung in the councilmanic
graft investigation yesterday after
noon when President C. S. Cameron of
the Pittsburg and.Tubu City railway
went on the witness stand and told in
detail how he was held 'up for $70,000
by the graft combine which controls
both branches of the city council.
Cameron was asked by Attorney
John Marron. special counsel for May
or Guthrie in prosecuting the gratt
cases, if he did not have in his posses
sion a list of the grafting couneilme.i.
He admitted he had such a list and
said that he would produce it this af
ternoon. Ffioled Councilmen.
President. Cameron denied emphat
ically that he ever intended giving the
councilmen one dollar. He told how
he fooled them by means of checks
placed in safe deposit boxes and after
He said Common Councilman Wil
liam A. Martin, now under sentence to
three years in the penitentiary for so
liciting bribes from Cameron, was the
collector of the combine, and that fin
ally in desperation the combine de
manded the cash, and that $70,000 dis
appeared from his coat pocket while
in the presence of Martin.
Attorney Marron declares that be
fore he is through there will be a co-i
sidorable reduction in the present
number of councilmen at liberty.
Will Seek Immunity.
President Cameron through his at
torneys announced after the hearing
was adjourned that he would resist
all efforts to try him on the charge of
bribery, for which he has already been
indicted, on the grounds that his testi
mony gives him immunity from prose
cution. Cameron was the first witness in th
investigation of the charges against
Engineer James W. Milholland and Jo
seph Flaherty of the Pittsburg an 1
Tube City railroad before Magistrate
Brady. Milholland and Flaherty are
charged with conspiring to bribe mem
bers of the city council. Cameron's
attorneys at first objected to his being
examined, as he is at present under
indictment in connection with the scan
dal. Magistrate Brady, however, over
ruled all objections.
FOR THEATRICAL TROUPES
jury will have concluded its investi
gations. The Wilmington (Del.) grand jury,
to be impaneled immediately, is io
take up the ticket end of the vio'a
tions, and all the persons indicted are
subject to reindictment by the Wil
GET OUT OF KANSAS
Receiver for Property Remaining
State Ordered by the Supreme
Fails to See Reason for
RULING IS IMPORTANT
Topeka Kans., April 23. The su
preme court yesterday allowed the suit
of Attorney General Jackson for a re
ceivership in the ouster cases against
the brewery companies of Kansas. The
court did not name the receivers, but
will do so in a day or so. Jackson
stated that he did not know just how
much property this receivership in
cludes, but mentioned eight or ten sa
loon fixtures in leaven worth and some
in Atchison. There is a possibility of
the brewers being given their property
if they withdraw from Kansas and
agree to stay out.
Declares "Party Rate" Tickets
Must Aho be Open to
TWO CASH HAULS
Four Italians and 250 Horses Burn in
New York Many Receive
Rob Postoffice at Sevastopol and Take
Government Funds at
Washington, April 23. A far-reaching
decision was rendered today by the
interstate commerce commission con
cerning "party rate" tickets. The vari
ous railroads of the country have been
proceeding on the theory such tickets
applied only to theatrical or amusement
Seen Xi Difference.
The commission holds, however, that
the transportation of such amusement
companies on party rate tickets would
be similar to transportation where the
same number of persons not belonging
to such companies offered to travel,
and that therefore tickets must be open
ed to the use of the general public.
Sevastopol, April 23. A band of arm
ed terrorists drove up to the iwistoffice
this afternoon, made the officials hold
up their hands, took $3,Oon, and es
Lodz, April 23. Thirty terrorists
armed with automatic pistols held up
a carriage in Rokic street last evening,
in which a portion of funds derived
from the government sale of spirituous
liquors was being transported to the
bank. The carriage was escorted by
soldiers. The terrorists threw a bomb,
which destroyed the vehicle, killed
three of the accompanying soldiers out
right, and mortally wnmdod fivprnirrre,
as well as the coachman and a govern
ment employe who had the money in
chaiue. Thev secured $2,000 and es
A DOZEN DROWNED
Lumber Barges Arcadia Believed
to Have Been Lost in
GIVEN UP BY . MARINE MEN
Believe Boiler Exploded While on Trip
Pieces of Wreckage are Found
Open Goldfield Mines.
Ooldfield, Nov., April 23. As a .0-
sult. of a settlement effected between
the mine owners and miners the mines
were thrown open yesterday afternoon
and all mines that, could find workmen
started with a full force.
New York. April 2:'. Four Italians
were burned to death, 250 horses killed,
12 firemen injured, two of them seri
ously, two engines overturned and
wrecked by collisions with street cars,
several thrilling rescues from burning
buildings and property loss of $250,000
is the story of the fire department for
five hours following last midnight.
Six different fires on the upper east
side, in Broadway and on the middle
east side and a big stable fire at Chris
topher and Barrow streets kept the
firemen constantly at work.
SUIT AGAINST TOM
LAWSON IS BEGUN
IS UNDER ARREST
Charles C. King of Scotland. S. D., Held
at Chicago on Charge of Crook
Copper Company Asks $3,000,000
Restoration of 70,000 Shares of
Stock as Alternative.
CONRIED IS ILL IN BERLIN
Suffering from Spinal Trouble and Can
not Move Without Assistance.
Berlin, April 2:.. Heinrich Conried is
seriously ill at the Hotel Kaiserhof. He
cannot move without assistance and
must be carried up and down stairs.
He is suffering from spinal trouble.
"CRY OF UNEMPLOYED" IS HEARD
AGAIN IN THE STREETS OF LONDON
London, April 23. The '"cry of the
unemployed" was raised in London
again last night when several thousand
skilled workmen who had been dis
charged from the Woolwich arsenal as
the outcome of War Secretary Hal
dane's scheme of reducing military ex
penses, marched with bands and ban
ners eight miles from Woolwich to the
house of common to impress their
grievances upon the government. The
complaints of the men are far-reaching,
representing not only the loss of em
ployment, but the wiping out of their
savings invested in little properties lo
cated in Woolwich.
The premier received a deputation of
the men. War Secretary Haldane and
Baron Tweedmouth. first lord of the ad
miralty, being present. The men ex
plained their grievances. The premier
made a sympathetic reply and assured
them of the government's anxiety that
these inevitable discharges should en
tail as little hardship as possible, and
promised to do whatever was possible
for the men.
Boston, April 23. The 'suit of th"
Copper Range Consolidated Mining
company against Albert C. Burrago,
Thomas W. Lawson and others in
which damages aggregating $3,000,000
are asked, was opened today in the
Massachusetts supreme court. Restor
ation by the defendants of 70,0(10
shares of stock to the company i
named as alternative of the damages
claimed. The case will be heard on its
OEADLOCK FOR SENATOR
IN WISCONSIN HOLDS
Twentieth Ballot Results in Only Scat
tering Changes and Early Break
is not Expected.
Chicago Train is Wrecked.
Dixon, III., April 23. Chicago an
Northwestern, train No. 19, which left
Chicago at 12:30 p. m., collided with
a freight train at Nelson, six mil3
west, of Dixon, at 4 o'clock yeslerdiy
afternoon. Engineer Pierce was killed
and the fireman badly scalded.
Hit With Kettle; Gets $290.
Terre Haute. Ind., April 23. A jury
NEW YORK WIDOW LOSES APPENDIX,
BUT MARRIES MAN WHO TOOK IT OUT
ew York. April 23. Mrs. Agnes
Reilly Morse, the widow of H. Wool
son Morse, the music composer, au
thor of "Wang," etc.. will marrv Dr.
, Edward S. Gusheo at St A imps' Rnij.
pave Mrs. Mabel Earhart a verdict for copal church at noon tomorrow Thus
$200 against Bernard Bergman for per- happily ends a romance of love an I
sonal injury inflicted when he struck surgery. Mrs. Morse lost an appendix
her with a kettle fiom which she had and won a husband. She gains much
poured boiling water on him. I Mrs. Morse suffered from a seve-e
attack of appendicitis last November
and was taken to Mrs. Alston's sail
tarium in West Sixtieth street Three
or four surgeons, in consultation,
quickly decided an operation must '13
performed to save her life. It was Dr
Gusheets part to wield the knife, and
so skillfully did he perform the oper
ation that Mrs. Morse recovered com
pletely in six weeks.
Madison, Wis., April 23. After tak
ing five more ballots last night, mak
ing 20 ballots in all, the republican
senatorial caucus was adjourned until
Wednesday evening that the members
of the legislature might attend the an
nual dinner tonight of the Madison
Park and Pleasure Drive association.
The hope that the deadlock might be
broken early this week is now darihed
and the indications are it will hold for
a week, as the five leading candidates
practically held their old alignment
As expected, about the only changes
last night came from the scattering
vote. The rumor that the Lenroot sup
port would go to pieces and Hatten
would show big gains was dispelled.
No Choice in Rhode Island.
Providence, R. I., April 23. Two bal
lots in the legislature today for United
States senator resulted in no choice.
Fifty-eight ballots have been taken.
EIGHT MORE ARE INDICTED
Federal Grand Jury Nears End of
Probe Into Lottery Company.
Mobil, Ala., April 23. Eight more
indictments have been voted by the
federal grand jury investigating th
operations of the Honduras National
Lottery company. The names of those
Chicago. April 23. Charles C. King.
president of the First National Bank
of Scotland S. D. was arrested todiv
by United States marshals. King was
recently indicted by the federal grand
jury in South Dakota on a charge of
having misapplied funds of the bank,
and issuing certificates of deposit in
his own favor amounting to $45,OoO.
Manistee. Mich., April 23. Tne
wooden lumber barge Arcadia which
left here April 12. for Two Rivers with
a cargo of hardwood, has undoubtedly
been lost in Lake Michigan with thn
captain and owner, Harry May, his
wife and about twelve others.
Itelieve Holler Blew I n.
Marine men have given her up ai
lost and would not be surprised to hear
her wreck was caused by a boiler ex
plosion. Wreckage has been foun 1
along the beach from Pentwater norta
to Little Point and some has been
identified as part of the cargo of the
Ilnlll in 1KRS.
The Arcadia was 119 feet in length.
20 feet beam and 9 feet draft, register
ing 230 tons. It was built in Milwau
kee in 1SSS.
IXES BLAME ON DEAD MAN
Steamboat Inspectors Decide Pilot An
son Caused Larchmont Wreck.
New Iiondon, Conn.. April 23. Local
United States Steamboat Inspectors
Witney and Steward have made public
their findings in the steamer Tarch
mont disaster on the night of Feb. 11
when upwards of 100 lives were lost
in the sinking of the steamer after col
lision with the schooner Harry Know".
ton in Block Island sound. The re
sponsibility for the collision is laid
upon Pilot John L. Anson of the Larch
mont. who was drowned, and Capt
George W. McVey is practically ex
onerated. The schooner is declared
to have been sailed in full compliance
with the navigating rules.
ARE MAKING NO PROGRESS
Peace Efforts in Central America Con
tinue to Come to Naught.
Washington. April 23. The Central
American controversy is no nearer set
tlement today than it was yesterday
according to a dispatch received today
at. the state department from Philip
Brown, American charge at Guta
mala. He -Jiolds out no hope of an
WHOLE TRAIN WENT
INTO THE DITCH
Dozen Badly Injured and Others Slight
ly in Passenger Wreck on the
Minot, N. D.. April 23. Twelve
persons were seriously injured and a
dozen more less badly hurt in a wreck
of a Great Northern passenger train a
mile east of Blaisdell last night caused
by a broken rail. The baggage, ex
press and mail car, smoker, day coach
and tourist sleeper were hurled into a
ditch where they lay on (heir sides.
Passengers say the train was an hour
late, anil was making up time. Most
of those who were hurt were in the
smoker, which seemed to have received
the full force of the impact. A relief
train was sent out last night, which
arrived at the scene of the wreck about
3 this morning and the injured were ta
ken to Minot on a special train thia
PAYS UP IN HAT CHECK SUITS
Persons Ejected for Failure to Retain
Conductor's Slip Win Cash.
Bloomington, 111.. April 23. Dismissal
has been made of the famous hat check
suits against the Chicago & Alton, by
T. T. Gwynn, T. F. Gwynn, and Neilie
Gwynn, all of Baltimore, the road mak
ing a settlement said to be $300 in each
case. They were ejected from a train
because they failed to retain a. hat
check alleged to have been given them
by the conductor, disputing the neces
sity for exhibiting the check. The ac-
indicted will be divulged on Wednes
day, according to United Sttes District j Won establishes an important prece
Attorney Armbrecht, at which time the dent.
FOUR RUEF JURORS ACCEPTED
Eight Talesmen Tentatively Accepted
San Francisco, Cal.. April 23. TV
first four of the twelve jurors who will
try Abraham Ruef on the charge of ex
torting money from the French res
taurants of San Francisco under the
alleged threat to deprive them of their
liquor licenses were secured yesterday
and sworn in. The eight others com
posing the probationary panel were
peremptorily challenged, three by the
prosecution and five by the defense. It
is hoped to complete the jury by the
end of the week and to begin the ac
tual trial of Ruef not later than next
Volcano Still Active.
Santiago, Chile, April 23. Severe vol
canic eruptions continue in the south
ern part of Chile. The town of Val
davia is covered with ashes.