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ABLE TO DRIVE 0UT&
President Eiperisnoes Bo lerioua Isoon-
Ysnienc- from Aooid.nfc
HAS GRAND DUKE BORIS FOR DINNER
LetTti Oyster Bay in Mornlnt; sn EU
Eetum U National Capital.
PREPARING TOR TRIP THROUGH SOUTH
first Itop Will Be to Attend the Meeting
f Locomotive firemen.
INVESTIGATION INTO THE
Stearin ar of Hotornis and Conductor
Postponed Both Men Oat mu Ball
-Eaprr.r William Beads
OYSTER BAT, Sept. 4. Dr. Lung, Presi
dent Roosevelt', official physician, .aid tbl.
morn log that he anticipated no serious re
sults to the president from yesterday', ac
cident. Before retiring laat night the presi
dent left word that he desired not to be
disturbed till about 10 o'clock this morning.
The Orand Duke Boris was the presi
dent', guest at luncheon today. . Ha ar
rived from Newport on Ogden Mill.' yacht
and wa. accompanied by Count Casslnt,
the Russian ambassador, and three mem
bers of his suite, also by Ogden Mill, and
Assistant Secretary of State Pierce.
The president will leave here tomorrow
en Sylph, preparatory to starting from
Washington on hi. short southern trip. He
will leave Jersey City In a private car at
tached to the 1:14 p. m. train over the
Pennsylvania railroad. He will leave Wash
ington at 7:30 p. m. tomorrow on a .pedal
train over the Baltimore Ohio railroad
far Chattanooga, where be will attend the
annual convention of the Brotherhood of
"Locomotive Firemen on Monday.
Secretary Cortelyou, who pas.ed laat night
at his eummer home at Hempstead, Is re
ported to be much better this morning. He I
,m . v - ..i, . ... I
i ii irij. rrniueoi iioosbvbii is receiving
a larre number of telerratns. raMevrama I
and letter., congratulating him on hi.
lujui f m fctiru.7 no-
President Roosevelt wae much better this
morning. He took a drive before receiving
Grand Duke Boris and party.
Locating? tho Responsibility.
. r-lTTS-IELD, Maee., Sept 4. With the
excitement which followed the accident to
.President Roosevolt In this city yesterday
In a great measure abated the cltliens today
were discussing the question of responsl-
fclllty for the occurrence, which on all aides
Is considered a. having marred the city's
fame. In that a street car In disputing the
Tight of way with tie president of the I
United State, ai least . wae extremely dla-
That tho attempt to do this resulted In s
fatality and la the rery narrow escape from
death or Injury to the president himself and " seiuemeuu " lur oTer
to tha eovernor of the cnmmnnmith nient to express an opinion ss to the xp-
consldered as only adding to the gravity of
It Is argued also that the Pltbsfleld Street
Rallwav comnanv ahouM nnf d.tia rii.r-. I
garded the request of the mayor that no
car. should havo been run while the presi
dent wae in the elty. It la .aid the city
- government takee thl. view of the case. At
any rate at a meeting last night a commit-
r ii.-h-.hi- ... .nnin.i
members of both branches of the city gov-
ernment. with tha mavor at h- h..d T
addlUoa to thl. body, which will ae8j
nrlmarllT with ve-tarriav's urM.nt th-
common council also appointed a committee
the street car. In general and to report con-
rem In how It m.v h. r,.u.d.
.,.,.A h. h. M.4in.. f r r d....
driver of the president's carrlaae was satl.:
factory and that nothlnr had devaloned tn
make hie recevery seem less probable than
It did last night.
Less interest then was generally expeoted
wa. manifested in the appearance before
the district court today of Motorman Euclid
Madden and Conductor Jame. Kelly, who
had charge of the ear that struck the presi
dent's carriage yeeterday. Not more than
fifty persons were present. The case wa.
not even called, and after a conference be
tween couneel for the street railway men
and the court It wa. agreed to postpone
the matter for two week..
Bail of $5,000 for Madden and !2,K00 for
Kelly wa. continued. Former State Repre
etative Turtle, the legal advl.er of the
Plttstleld Street Railway company, appeared
for the defendants. The presiding judge
was Joseph Tucker, president of the street
railway company. Had a hearing been had
he probably would have given place to an
V. .-If . . . . . I
i is oeueveu mat two wee nence an-
z.?.!rlr.M. wm r rante.'1 "a
iu b iui prviiuiiu.rieB ana action oy me
grand jury. If the case ahould come before
It, will take up so much time that actual
trial will not be reached before January.
The funeral arrangement, of William
Craig, the president's guard, who was killed
yesterday, have not been completed.
The body of Secret Service Agent Crals
left here on the afternoon train for Chi -
cago, accompanied by Hugh ' Craig, a
brother. No service was held here and no
announcement was made as to a funeral tn
Chicago. Governor Crane wa. present
when the removal occurred.
William Scads Congratulations.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4-Me.sage. of
congratulation over the escape of the
president from his accident yesterday have
begun to come to the State department
irotu abroad. On. of the first was the
following, from Emperor William of Ger
P08EN. Bent. 4 PrIH.t,i u'..hu..
With all Amorlcans, I praise Providence!
...... db.vu nut iu irom me terrible ae
WILLIAM. 1. R.
The president, through Acting Secretary
A dee, made the following response to Em
per or William's menta.e:
His MaW-stv. William i,.n -....
Posen: 1 warmly appreciate our majesty's
Other messages wer. received and an
swered as follow.:
MONTELMAS Sept. 4. HI. Excel-
i i j o nuweveii, rresuient or the
Vnlled Plate: The reDort of tha .fm ...
cldent to whlub you came near fulling a
Victim ha Juist reached me, and 1 hear that
yoa happily escaped. 1 with to express to
ou my vry sincere felicitation ami m r..
bevr (o you the assurance of my constant
friendship. KM ILK LOl'bET.
His Excellency. Emlle Loubet. President
vi ine r reni n urpuuiic: t coriilsuy appre
ciate your friendly roiigratuUlluna Uun
iujr yrvvmciiu.l escape.
. PARIS. Sept. 4 His Excellency. Theodore
xiooMveit, t-reaiueal ol the fulled btates:
(Continued oa Second Page.)
Tells Wkr He Did Ket Pre-
ceed aad of the Troable with
TROMSOE. NorwayTlept. 4.-Th. Bald-
wln-Zclgler Arctic expedition steamer
Frithiof. with wiiiiam b. champ. ir.urr
of William Zelgler, in connection with hl
Arctic expedition, on board, arrived iere
this afternoon. v.
, ,c conditions compelled V -f to return
to Tromsoe without havtu,, ' roached
Frans Josef Land nearer than V '' 23
minute, north. mthJofwaifaatV ';.
for two dare and ilnallr forced It . '
through four Inche. of lea. X
The flr.t new. of the return of Mr. Bald
In "on America wa. received on board
Frlthjof at Havte.und, September 8.
The crew of Frlthjof Shot thirty. three
polar bear, and .aw thousand, of .eal. dur
ing the last day. of their trip. The preva
lence of fog and the shyness of the .eal.
prevented Frlthjof. men from etching any.
LONDON, Bept. 4. In reepon. to tele
gram from the Associated Pre.., Evelyn B.
Baldwin ha. telegraphed an explanation of
the cau.e. of hi. failure to reach the pole
and the cau.e of hi. dispute with Captain
Johansson of the America, etc., a. follow.:
TROMSOE. Norwav. Sept. 4. The oublla
ha. been deceived by false reports regarding-
the expedition. Nearly every member
ha. been faithful, and my comrades ought
and must have nun credit for their work
In establishing large depots at Camp Zlegler
during March, April and May. Home ume
tney nad to traverse tne same route ten
times. Fifty nlelnhs were destroyed In this
Open Ka nrsar the depot at Tepllt bay
prevented us from reaching Duke of
Abruszt's headquarter., and poor Ice condi
tions. In 191, prevented us from establish
ing depots at north of 80 degrees 22 minutes.
In this connection the loss of half of our
dogs necessitated the postponement of going
to tne poie. rooming tavorea returning oy
way of Greenland.
I believe the record of being farthest
north could have been broken, but It would
have exhausted our supplies and destroyed
the hope of Anally reaching the pole.
Balling Master Johannsen'. demand, to
become America', captain were untenable
and unbearable. His threat, December 1. to
take possession of the ship a. captain and
deal with the crew in accordance with hi.
own will would have spoiled the expedi
tion', plan If enforced. The lea pilot, a.
well as the first mate, who had long ex
perience In polar Ice, were entitled to recog
nition. Johannsen'. refusal to obey the Ice
pilot's orders and his declared unwillingness
to take the advice or my representatives on
the sleigh expedition, together with other
well founded reasons stated to the Ameri-
congul now here, caused his discharge
and the promotion or three of his country
men. who all followed me in the slelah ex
and the ICe pilot. HAJaUW IN.
CONFER ON IRISH TROUBLES
Chief Secretary for Irelaad Discusses
tho Proposal of Captain
LONDON, Sept. 4. George Wrndham,
chlef secretary for Ireland, replying to In
oulrles made of him with reference to the
conference proposed ty captain answ
TTlor. prominent landlord of Ardahan,
County Oalwsy, for the solution of the
present trouDie in ireiana. say.
"The Irish Und question must be settled
bT the partle. Interested. The extent of the
u,eful stlon of the government Is limited
t0 .Providing facilities and giving effect to
Puneness of holding this conference. Any
conference 1. a step in the right direction
lf u bring" Berer the prospect of a eettle-
Captain Taylor recently published a letter
inviting the duke of Abercorn, John Red
mond, Lord Barrymore, Colonel Saunderson,
the lord mayor of Dublin, T. P. O'Connor,
William O'Brien and T. W. Russell to a
cnfe-" Dublin, when, he said, he
-uuiu .uumn vu, no c.ueu an nonesi,
simple and practical eolutlon of the present
trouoieu uu one wuicu win leau 10 a seme
ent satisfactory to both landlords and ten-
Jhl? Proposal of Captain Taylor was made
shortly after the crimes act was proclaimed
ln the counties of Kings. Limerick, Long
ri. Queens and Westmeath and the bor
ouh MJtoWn and Limerick
I LI PTON ASKS FOR TENDERS
I Bolldera Uncertain, bat Fife
Design the New Chal
lenger. (Copyright. 1902, by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON, Bept. 4. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) The World
correspondent at Glasgow telegraphs that
inquiries show that Sir Thomas Llpton has
asked tenders tor the building of a new
challenger. The Dennys have tendered, a.
have also the Hendersons, builder, of
Valkyrie, and alio Harland ft Wolff. At
the Royal Northern Yacht club dinner In
Rothessy tonight the belief was expressed
that Fife Is to be the designer and that he
ha. the de.lgn well forward.
COUNT MURDERED IN PALACE
I Waniaa Admits Desperadoes
cit need ..d
ROME, 8ept. 4. Dispatches from Bologna
report the murder there under mysterious
I circumstance, of Count Bonmartlnl, a rich
I landed proprietor and son-tn-law of the
I famou. surgeon, Prof. Murrtcount, who had
1 been staying ln Venice with the countess,
snd who recently returned to hi. palace,
I An unknown woman I. believed to have
I admitted into the palace several de.ner-
I adoea, who murdered the count and fled
rRfllMIF RFfinY Tfl Hfi Tft AIClRY
Has Faith that Boe aad Brltoa
CAFETOWN, Sept. 4. General Cronje,
who ha. returned here from St. Helena
aald In an Interview that during the war
h. h.tI lrt frtnm wnund. and dlseaui tmntv
dear relatives. He expressed himself as
prepared, however, not only to forgive.
but, as far as God had given him, the power,
to forget, snd said ha believed the British
snd Dutch race, would work amicably to
gether tor the development of the coun
try. ROOT VISITING AT CARLSBAD
Speada Fear Weeks There aad Leaves
Directly for Wash.
(Cnpyrlaht, 190 by Press Publishing Co )
VIENNA, Sept. 4. (New York World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) War Secre
tary Root, after four weeks' cure, left
Carlsbad direct for Washington this after
noon, thu. proving hi. journey had not tha
supposed political signification attributed to
it when Root started.
BANKING ON BROAD SCALE
Iiternstional Institution is Launched ii
WILL BE AN AID TO COMMERCIAL GROWTH
Expected to Obviate Necessity for Do
ing; Exchange Baslaese with Soath
American. Countries Through
Enropenn Clearing Hoaso.
NEW YORK, Sept, 4. Plans were made
at a meeting of the dlrectore of the
v. Trust company bank for the for
mat, of an International banking Insti
tution, capitalised at $10,000,000 and de
igned especially to operate In Latin-
The scheme Involves the consolidation
of the Mexican Trust company bank and
the Corporation Trust company. The com
bination is to be known as the Interna
tional Bank and Trust Company of Amer
ica. The directors of both the merging
corporation, have signed the agreement.
A majority of both the concerns have al
ready signified their approval of the plan
Informally, and a meeting of stockholder,
to give formal approval of the merger will
be held within the next three week. It
1. expected that the combination will be
come effective about October 1. Both the
Mexican Trust Company bank and the
Corporation Trust company have broad
charters under the law. of Delaware. The
new company', charter will embrace the
features of both of them. Branches of the
Mexican Trust Company bank are estab
lished in several Mexican cities a. fol
low.: Guadalajara, P.chuca, Monterey,
Tamplco, Aguas, Colientea, San Luis Po-
tosl and Pueblo. It alio has agencies In
New York and Chicago.
Will Vtlllse Present Branches.
The new company will utilise the
branches already established and it is
planned to establish branches at sixteen
leading cltle. In Mexico. Branches are to
be located also In Havana, Buenos Ayres,
Rio Janeiro, Valparaiso and other South
American and Central American cities ss
the opportunity develope.
The general clearing house for the vari
ous parts of tha corporation will be lo
cated ln New York. The company will not
do a local banking business, but Its special
effort will be to facilitate the remittance
of exchange between cities of the two
countries. Effort, will be made to divert
to New York the very large amount of
Latin-American exchange that now goe. to
London, Berlin and Paris.
W. H. Hunt, who wa. the organizer and
le the president of the Mexican Trust com
pany bank, will be the president of the
new corporation. Charlea Francla Phillip.,
now president of the Corporation Trust
company, will be first vice president. Tha
board of director, will comprise substan
tially the two existing directorate, and
will contain several-other men in addition,
la the Directorate.
The directors will Include J. Bloat Fas-
sett. Elmira; C. F. Carrier, Elmlra; W. J
Hllands, Chicago: Charles I. Berg. St.
Louis; Silas B. Dutcher, Brooklyn; Frank
B. Robinson, New York; William T. Wat
son, former governor of Delaware; Joseph
O. Deane, New York;' Russell Whltcomb,
New York snd Baltimore; John H,
Maughan, New York; L. C. Mitchell. Minne
apolis; Dr. J. B. Murphy, Chicago; Frank
L. Torre., New York; Isaac M. Hutchinson,
Mexico City; J. O. Rice, treasurer of the
MeSjcan Trust company; P. H. Sercombe,
Mexico City; James Vlrdln, Dover, Dels.;
Ignaclo De La Torre, Mexico; Frank R.
Crocker, Charlton, la., and R. M. Nelson,
The Mexican Trust Company bank was in
corporated last year, with a capital of
$1,000,000, thl. amount being soon increased
to $5,000,000. The bank opened it. prln
clpal offices ln the City of Mexico on June
18, 1901. Senor Don Ignaclo De La Torre,
one of the foremost capitalists of Mexico
and son-ln-lsw of President Dies, became
one of the director, of the Institution,
The Corporation Trust company is allied
with another corporation, whose title Is the
Corporation Trust company of Delaware.
The former Institution was tbs first cor
poratlon created under the present cor
poration law. of the state of Delaware.
Parpoae aad Scope.
In regard to the consolidation, W. H
Hunt aald: "The Mexican Trust company
was the first banking Institution to be
organized In the United State, for the exe
cution of sn exclusively foreign business,
It was smong the first American Institu
tions to establish a system of branch banks,
Soon after opening our buslnesa In Mexico
we realized that the banking buslnesa in
that country wss in its infancy, and was
susceptible to development to a remarkable
extent. The condition of our bank at the
end of the first year clearly demonstrated
the practicability and profit of International
banks with New York as a center. The
policy of our bank has been tn thorough
harmony with the financial methods of the
United States and it has conducted Its sys
tern of banka ln Mexico In accord with the
requirement, of that government.
No Longer to Oo Abroad.
"It i. a well known fact that up to very
recently there was almost no banking com
bination between the Latin American fcoun
trtes and the United States, but our manu
facturer. are rapidly developing a Pan-
American trade, although our metbeda have
been hampered by the Inadequacy of Inter
national DanKing arrangements. We are
convinced that New York la to be the tu
ture financial center of the world. It is
preposterous that the settlement of trade
balances between American countries should
continue through the bank, of Europe. The
American banking system must be developed
In foreign countries. It will be our pur
pose to afford a means by which American
manufacturers and exporters may settle
their balance, through bank, pledged to
American Interest., with New York City
as the clearing house. The Increase of our
capital to $10,000,000 will provide means for
the expansion of our business. We shall
expect to do not only a banking buslnesa
but to afford our assistance ln the building
up of those American countries whose nat
ural resources are so well known but hlth
erto have lacked the organised capital nece.
sary for their greatest development."
ENGINEER OWENS IS KILLED
gorthern Paclde Ralls Spread la Mon
lass, Ditching the Overland
MI8S0LXA, Mont., Sept 4 -Overland pan
senger train No. I on the Northern Pacific,
which left Minneapolis Monday night, wa.
wrecked at Trout Creek station on the
Idaho mountain Una today. Engineer Owens
was Instantly killed and hi. fireman snd
tramp stealing a ride were badly Injured.
Officially It Is stated ths rails spread, per
mlttlng ths engine and four cars ts topple
AST FIRING AT FORT WRIGHT
Hla-glaaoa aad Coghlaa Bring;
Their Fleets and Gaae Make
FISHERS ISLAND. N. Y., Sept. 4. Fort
Wright waa again attacked tonight and It
would appear that Admirals Hlggiason snd
Cogblan have brought their fleets together
for the purpose of silencing. If poralble,
ths guns of the fort, which 1. admitted to
be the most strongly fortified on Long Isl
Admiral Hlgginson's maneuver tonight
was an excellent one and brought out the
finest point, of the game of war. He came
down upon the fort. In two sections. The
cruisers were sent ahead with the apparent
purpose of having the fire concentrated upon
them. He then crept up .with his battle
ships snd opened fire with the purpose of
crumbling the fort to pieces.
It was at 10:05 tonight, that a general
alarm rang out over Fort, Wright and all
the troops were called to arms. At that
bour search light No. 6 picked up the cruiser
Brooklyn as It was speeding to the west
ward toward the race. At first It was sup
posed that the cruiser was on it. way to
New York for repairs, but it came so close
to the island that a warning shot was fired,
and to the surprise of the tifflcer it replied
vigorously. This action leads to the belief
that the reported accident to Brooklyn has
been exaggerated by ths Davy officials for
the purpose of throwing .the defenders of
the fort off their guard. ,
The firing had been on but a few moments
when Olympla waa sighted closely following
Brooklyn and It too opened up on the fort
with every available gun. ; After these two
vessels passed through thej race, three bat
tleships were picked up by the searchlight,
and fears that a landing j would be made
caused the officers tq send, a relief with a
gatllng gun down to thej dock, the only
safe place at which a landing bould be made.
The battleships, were soon recognized as
Kearsarge, Massachusetts snd Alabama and
they were proceeding toward the race in the
order named. As they passed the forts
they opened fire. Every gun at Fort Wright
wa. blazing away, and Forts Terry and
Mlchte were also making a, vail ant attempt
to put the Ships out of business. The range
was sbout 4,000 ysrds. The dense smoke,
both from the guns of tho battleships and
torts now enveloped the former. The ships
soon took advantage of . this and scudded
sway through the race. .
At 11:15 the ten-inch lmplscement an
nounced that the ships hsd snchored five
miles oft the Island to the, westward. The
second relief wa. hurriedly recalled five
minutes later. i
At midnight Forts Terry and MIchle were
firing an occs.lonal shot with their long
range gun.. The first shot was fired at 10
o'clock from a ten-inch guta and the order
to cease firing waa given, at 11:15. The
ships were Uiervfuin uuwvi Sm iuv ut fir
for exactly one hour and five minutes. The
six-Inch battery fired 118 shot. .11 told. Tho
ten-inch battery fired thirty-one shot, at
Brooklyn and seven at Olympla. The mor
tars were brought Into play on the battle
Olympla turned Its searchlight ' on the
range finder's station snd made it Impoesl
hie for the mep stationed there to nse their
telescope. The men on duty are ready at a
moment', notice to man the guns and the
sscond relief la sleeping beside their arm..
WINS. IN RACE WITH DEATH
Colorado Woman Charters a Special
Train to Reach Her Dylngr '
EAST LAS VEGAS, N. M.. Sept. 4.
Human ingenuity 1. pitted against the
hands of death ln a race which Mrs. A
C. Dake and daughter are making from
California to Denver to the bedside of
the husband and father, stricken with
mortal illness ln Denver.
Mr. Dake, who 1. the wife of a wealthy
real estate and mining man, was In Cali
fornia when .he heard that her husband
waa stricken. She snd her daughter at
once started home. At Wlnslow, Ariz.,
she received word that her husband had
but a few hour, to live and .be immedi
ately ordered a special train.
The special arrived here five hours ahead
of the regular It left behind. It is hoped
that twelve hours will be ssved on the
run to Denver.
DENVER. Colo., Sept. 4. The special
bringing Mrs. A. C. Dake snd daughter
from Wlnslow, Ariz., to Denver, covered
the $20 .miles between the two cities In
twenty hours and twelvs minutes. Ths
average speed for the entire dlatance, halt
of it through a mountalnou. country, was
forty miles sn hour.
This bests all long dlstancs records of
the west, with the exception of that of the
Mayham special on the Burlington railroad
from Chicago to Denver, which ran 1,028
mile, at the rate of forty-seven miles sn
Mrs. Dake found her husband still alive
and oonsclous, but very low.
DESTINATION IS MONTEREY
Fifteenth Infantry Regiment Enroate
from Manila to Bo Disembarked
at New California Post.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 4. The men of
the Fifteenth infantry regiment, .nroute
from Manila on the transport Meade, will
be disembarked at Monterey, where a post
Is about to be established apd where the
Fifteenth will be stationed. Meade Is now
out twenty-seven days from Manila, by way
of Nagasaki. It is therefore du. sbout
September 1$. The nsval hospital transport
Solace is out thirty-four day. from Manila
direct and I. dally expected to arrive here.
Buford, which put In at Honolulu, is ex
pected to arrive on September 9-
CHICAGO CUTS THEM OFF
Drops Thirty-One Annaltaate from
the Penaloa List Becaaso They
Seem Able to Work.
CHICAGO, Sept. 4. Luke P. Collersln.
ex-chlef of detectives, ln company with
thirty annuitants, wa. dls missed from the
disability list of the police pensioner, to
day. The wholesale pruning of th. pen
sion lists followed the Investigations of
the medical board and will effect a saving
of $15,815 a year to ths funds. Out of
forty-seven disability men who took the
physical examination thirty-one wsre dis
qualified from further annuities.
WILL HANG UP THEHOLD UP
Arlaoaa Sheriff Proposes to Pat Ke
mpt a red Bandit Oat of Easiness
BENSON. Ariz., Sept. 4. Augustine
Chacon, a noted Mexican bandit wbo es
caped four years ago from the Graham
county Jail three days before he was to
have been hanged, was captured near Naco,
in thla county, last night Ho will be
taken at once to BolomonvUle to undergo
ths death sentence.
TWO THOUSAND MORE DIE
Ctatriei Lesrni that Martinique Iitgnderi
Hive Again Suffered.
LARGE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE LEAVING
Report Is that They Are Driven Away
by Another Volcanic Eraptlea,
Ocenrlna- Laat Wednes
CASTRIES, St. Lncla, B. W. I.. Sept. 4.
t p. m. The Royal Mall steamer Yaro ar
rived here thl. evening from the Island of
Martinique. It bring, the report that a
violent volcanio eruption occurred there
last night and that about 1,000 persons ars
said to have perished. Large numbers of
people sre leaving the Island.
It wa. quite dark here at 5:30 o'clock
thl. morning. At that hour the sun was
obscured as t is during an eclipse.
The British steamer Bavan, captain Hun
ter, arrived here today from the Island of
Trinidad. It was covered with dust snd
reports that it ran Into a dense cloud of.
dust while twenty miles south of SU Vin
Money to Aid SneTerers.
PARIS, Sept. 4. The ministry tor the
colonies received a cable dispatch today
from the governor of Guadeloupe, M. Mer
lin, saying that Mourns Capote was much
damaged snd that flames surrounded Mourns
Parnasse, but stopped at the St. James
house. Basse Point height, wa. burned.
The minister of the colonies, M. Dou
margue, ln placing $100,000 at the dispo
sition of the governor of Martinique, M.
Lemnlre, to relieve the distress ln that
island, has urged the governor not to con
gregate refugee, at Fort de France, but
to distribute tbem ln the eouth, where
their necessities csn bs most easily sup
plied. Recognizing the danger of a tidal wave
at Fort de France the minister has in
structed Governor Lemalrs to adopt all
methods to enable the inhabitants to Im
mediately vacate the place lf necessary
snd seek refuge on the heights abovs the
town, where food depots should he estab
lished. The minister ha. ordered the es
tablishment of observation poats where the
first sign of disturbance of Mont Pelee can
The Paris edition of the New York Her
ald publishes a dispatch from Polnt-a
Pttrle, Island of Guadeloupe, French West
Indies, dated September 4, which says that
constant detonations heard there last night
Indicate a terrific volcanic emotion on the
island of Martinique. Thick, black clouds
were seen to the southward ai Gusdeloupe
and the heat at Polnt-a-Pltrie was In
tense. The population was said to be
greatly alarmed, fearing a tllal wave In
the event of the collapse of Martinique.
In a dispatch from CarVJano, Vene
zuela, a correspondent of the Figaro say.:
Violent detonation, were heal' I here from
10 p. m. September I to 4 a. September
4. , The sounds came from tKe north and
were identical with those he.. id the night
of August 30 during the volot.nle eruption
on Martinique island of that fate.
Hospital. Are Filled.
ROSEAU, Island ofDomlnlt, tt W. I.,
Sept. 4. A copy of L'Oplnlo. of Fort de
France, Martinique, dated September S,
say. that over 1,500 person, were . killed
during the volcanic eruption of Mont
Pelee of last Saturday and that a still
greater number of persons have been
brought to Fort de France by the French
cruisers Tage snd Suchet and by coasting
craft. The hospitals of Fort de France
are filled with the sick and weunded.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Sept. 4. The Ger
man steamer Castllla, which arrived here
from St. Thomas, D. W. I., reports en
countering a heavy fall of volcanic dust
while 800 miles at sea. It also reports
that the coast of Haytl was completely ob
scured by a haze, caused by dust.
LONDON, Sept. 4. The correspondent of
the Dally Mall at Castries, St. Lucia, has
cabled sn account of the phenomena wit
nessed at the time of the recent outbreak
of Mount Pelee, Martinique. ,
The correspondent confirms the details
of the eruption as slready knottn, and says:
"There were tremendous earth rumblings
and explosions. The ground rocked snd
nothing could stand on tables or shelves.
Boat, for St.. Pierre were unable to reach
the town owing to the fall of hot ashes. A
tidal wave destroyed the whole of the aea
front of Le Garbet.
"People returned here from Martinique
only last week to take back their families
to Fort de France."
NEW YORK, 8ept. 4. Gustav Schwab,
chairman of the committee having chargo
of the distribution of funds collected for
tha relief of sufferers from the Martinique
disaster several months ago sent the fol
lowing cablegram today:
Governor Llelwyn, St. Vincent: Does re
cent disaster require further aid to your
Island or Martinique? If so, of what na
ture? Cable to Martinique not working.
Reply collect. ,
ARBITRATION JSJJOT FAVORED
Trade. Union Congress Rejeots
Scheme to Settle Labor
LONDON, Sept. 4. At today's session of
the Trades Union congress there was a very
heated discussion of a compulsory arbitra
tion resclutlon Introduced by the Dock,
Wharf and Riverside union.
The resolution was as follows:
In view of the colossal growth of trusts
and combines of speculative capitalists, and
consequent concentration of capital and
monopoly of Industry, this congress fore
sees the grave danger to the nation and
the tollers of dislocation of trade, stoppage
or wora ana distress oi wage-earners.
To avert such s calamity,, this congress
calls upon the legislature to pass an act
creating a supreme court of arbitration, the
court to be presided over by a lord luetics
and to be constituted by an equal nuinner
of workmen and employers representatives
who shall take evidence from the parties
aggrieved or their ruresntatlves. Legal
expert, to bo debarred from acting a. rep
resentatives. Action in all cases to be final.
Conciliation courts for the vartouw In
dustrial centers to be formed to act In
conjunction with the supreme court, and
to be termed district courts. In all ciiers
workmen's representatives to be selected
by trade unions as commissioners or mem
bers of the supreme court. For the effective
dealing with disputes, comminsloners to be
constituted tor the great staple trades, vis:
Mining, textile, transportation, engineering
and agriculture, witn a crown Judge over
each. The courts falllna to settle dlsnutes,
cases are to be submitted to tha supremo
Only unions registered under an act Iden
ttcal with the trades union act. to be elltcl
ble for consideration of courts or supreme
court of arbitration. We therefore Instruct
the parliamentary committee to draft a bill
lor tne purpose atoresaia.
Many of the delegates opposed the resolu
tlon for the reason that under such a sys
tern th. trade, union, would not only lose
many of the advantages they bad wrung
from the employers, but would die of Inanl
tlon, since the need for tbelr service would
no longer exi.t.
The resolution, eventually, was rejected
by sei.000 to 103,000 represented votes.
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecast for Nehranka Friday Fair In
South, Showers In North Portion, Cooler
In West and Warmer in East Portion;
Probable Frosts Saturday Morning ln
Northwest Portion; Saturday Fair.
Hoar. Dev. Hoar. Dev.
B a. m 4H 1 p. m n
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T a. tn ...... 4tt S p. m H
Ma. tn BJI 4 p. m
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9 p. . tM
TURNS DOWN JTHE KERNS BILL
International Mlaln Congress .Give.
Tory Weak Snpporf to Motion
to Endorse It.
BUTTE, Mont., Sept. 4. At the meeting
Ing of the International Mining congress
today the effort to endorse the Kerns bill
providing tor a change In' the mining law.
of the country so as to establish separate
claims snd do awsy with extrs letersl rights
was defeated by a vote of 95 to 3. There
waa a heated discussion, but when the roll
was called the only two states voting ln the
affirmative were California snd Missouri.
A resolution containing a recommenda
tion to the United States congress that
the bill not pass was carried without a dis
L. Bradford Prince of New Mexico, who
Is not In attendance at the sesslson, sent
the following resolution:
Resolved. That the magnitude and Impor
tance of the mining Industry, which hss
reached over $1.0UO.Mi0.0OO of annual product,
calls for the establishment of ft national
department of mining, the chief officer of
which should be a member of the presi
Resolved, That the congress of the United
States be renpeofully requested to pro
vide by law for the location and working
of mines of the reserved minerals, gold,
silver and quicksilver on Spanish and Mexi
can land grants.
The resolution was passed.
The congress Indorsed the Lewis snd
Clark centennial exposition u bo heid at
HINT TO PUZZLED GROOMS
Kentacky Snltor Shows that the Thing
to Do Is to Throw Objecting; Rel
atlve. Through Windows.
DANVILLE, Ky., 8ept. 4. After throw
ing the two brothers of the bride out of
the church window, Richard League re
turned to the altar snd married Lllley
The incident took place at Betheny
church, ln Mercer county. A protracted
meeting was In progress and a large crowd
waa in attendance. Rev. J. C. Mllllsm an
nounced that the marriage was to take
place and that he would perform the cere
mony before the congregation was dis
missed. Two brother, of the bride ob
jected to the msrrrlage and made an at
tack upon the groom. League put both
of them out of a window. Before they
could come back the ceremony had been
SHY AT BEEF TRUST HEARING
Judge Klaley Doesn't Appear at St.
Joe and Some Predict
r" "." the End.
ST. JOSEPH, Sept. 4. Notwithstanding
that Attorney General Crow wa. repre
.ented at the opening hour for the beef
trust hearing ln this city today, no ses
ton waa held. At the last moment a
telegram was banded to the attorneys in
the case stating that Judge Ktnley, who
presides st the hearing, waa nnable to
reach here from Kansas City today. As
slstant Attorney General Lee said he could
give no reason for a postponement of the
care, hut nevertheless postponement waa
taken and the attorney left the city for
his home st Jefferson City. No date was
fixed for continuing the evidence and It is
freely stated tonight smong the attorneys
that this 1. the last of the investigation at
WILL KEEP UP THE AGITATION
Anti-Imperialist League Issaea
tatemeat of Its Pur
pose. BOSTON, Sept. 4. After a meeting of the
executive committee of the New England
Antl-Imperlallst league today the following
declaration, signed by George S. Boutwell,
president, and Ervlng Wlnslow, secretary,
The rumors which have appeared re
cently mat tne anti-imnerlaiists would sus
pend agaltatlon lor the present and wait
the result of President Roosevelt s Policy.
are without any foundation whatever. On
the -contrary, tney declare that they have
no confidence ln President Roosevelt's pol
icy or purpose as declared In his recent
speeches and that the antl-imperlallsts will
aid ln the election of members of congress
who are opposed Bo continued occupation of
tne rmnpi'ines ana wno are in ravor o:
the establishment of an Independent gov
OMAHA MAN GETTING RICH
Works Missouri People and
rant Is Sworn Out for
ST. JOSEPH, Sept. 4. (Special Tele
gram.)-rWUliam A. P. McPlke, aged SO
years, who came here from Omaha a few
wccs sgo, was srrested tonight on a war
rant sworn out by Prof. R. L. Scott, I
teacher in the public schools, charging him
with swindling Scott out of $60. McPlke
is msnager of the Omaha Tontine and In
vestment company and, according to the
statement of Prosecuting Attorney Mytton
tonight, McPlke has received several thou
sand dollars from investors, his patron, be
Ing principally from among the poorer
classes.- The "get-rich-quick" scheme of
the company is said by tbe prosecutor to
Interest most people to whom McPlke took
the pain, to explain bl. echeme.
ELECTS ONLY THE BEE'S MEN
Katlonal Association In Denver Will
Put the Official Wax on
DENVER. Sept. 4. The National Bee
Keepers' association today elected the fol
lowing officers: President, W. Z. Hutcbla
on, Flint, Mich.; vice president, James U,
Harris, Grsnd Junction, Colo.; secretary
treasurer, Oeorge W. York, Chicago. The
rest of the day's session wss taken up la
ths reading and discussion of papers-
Movements of Ocean Vessels Sept. 4
At New York Arrived Germanic, from
Liverpool. Balled l.a rJavole. for Havre.
At (Jenoa Arrived Lahn, from New
York, via Naples.
At Oueeitatown Sailed Teutonic. from
Liverpool, for New york; Haverford, from
Liverpool, for Philadelphia.
At Liverpool Arrived New England,
At Rotterdam Balled Ryndaro, for New
At Plymouth Arrived Columbia, from
HADE A CLEAN SWEEP
Catbisr Chsmberkin Took -vsrythlng In
Bight Wtsn Hs Hsd.
BANK LOOTED AS PART OF HIS PLAN
Wreck of Ttonmieh Inititntisa Due ts
ReckleMnesi and Dissipttion.
RUSTED CASHIER PROVES EXPERT CROOK
Had Foil Confidence ef Yiotimi aid Hidt
Use of Their Trut
ONLY BARE WALLS OF BUILDING LEFT
Detail, of Disappearance of Charlea
M. Chamberlain and Disclosure
that Followed Investiga
tion of His Affairs.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
TECUMSEH, Neb.. Sept 4. (Special.)
Poor judgment, recklessness In the invest
ment of funds, then dissipation and finally
embeitlement and disappearance, all on the
part of the trusted cashier and sole man
ager, Charles M. Chamberlain, were the
combined cause, of the financial wreck of
the Chamberlain banking house of thl.
city. A few day. ago thl. wa. supposedly
one of the strongest Institutions In ths
community. The people generally thought
Chamberlain was square and they gave
him their confidence and their money, and
both were manipulated by the shrewd
banker ln a manner which shows now thst
he was s master ln the art of deception.
It Is Impossible tor those now In chsrgs
of the bank to estimate safely what per
centage of the deposit, will be paid. From
all that ha. been learned thus far. how-
ever. It would be conservative to say that
ths bank will not pay over 60 per cent.
The dividend, may amount to a trifle more
than that, but will probably be much le...
Today the Chamberlain banking house
stands about as doe. a building which ha
been gutted by fire. The wall, remain snd
hers and there a pillar or some part ot
the structurs Is found Intact, but ths
greater part of the Interior is literally
cleaned out. The value ot the mass ot
notes left in the bank, showing $80,000 on
their face. Is problematic. In tha pits are
securities that are long past due, some
that hav. been paid off and many that are
' People Know Very Little.
Comparatively little I. known by the
people ot Tecum.eh regarding the actual
condition of the bank. T&ey know thai
the institution 1. closed snd thst Csshler
Chamberlain has disappeared, but as to ths
state ot the fund, they are almost as far
ln ths dark as they were before the failure.
Little crouds of depositors and creditors
gsther at the street corners and In ths
hotels and discuss ths situation, but they
are able merely to surmise snd gues. st
random. Thie morning a rumor went fly
ing wildly through the town that Mr- Blank
Of a few mllee distant Is a loser to the ex
tent ot $40,000. On the heels, of thla jit
wa. said that' s telogrgm had beef, received.,
from Chamberlain announcing that hs
would return snd psy all depositors in full.
The former had no foundation la faot snd
the latter is conceded unlikely.
These telegrsms hsvs been received
since the cashier of the bank dlsappearedi
CHICAGO, Aug. 27.-8. M. True, Tecum-
Ph. Neb.: Have securities. Am on way
east to secure funds. a
CHICAGO. Sent. 38. M. True. Tecura-
seh, Neb.: Charlie completely prostrated at
deiav ontaininK xunnn.
Will return and
settle with all depositors.
The latter telegram came to Tecum.eh
Tuesday night, but It ws. not at thst time
made public. Some lf Its content, became
known, however, and the newe spread rsp-
ldly that Chamberlain was coming home to
settle all account.. The rumor was revived
this morning, but Is not believed by those
who sre at all cognizant ot the bank's af
fairs. Mr. True, to whom the messages
were directed, is the bookkeeper ot the In
stitution. Other Institution. Closed.
The Chamberlain banking bouse of Vesta
and the Chamberlain banking house of Oraf.
which were owned by the Tecumseh Institu
tion, were closed by order of the Btste Bank
ing board, but it is probabis both will pay an
of their depositors ID full. Ths deposits
In the bank at Oraf amounted to approxi
mately $18,000. Tbe institution naa iib.ouu
ot good note., beside, a depo.lt ot $7,500 ln
the bank here. The socount. ln tbe bank
st Vesta were smaller, but sbout as sscure
ss those In the bank of Graf.
Bank Examiner W. D. Hartwell is tem
porarily ln charge of the Institution here,
pending the appointment ot a receiver. He
1. making a thorough Investigation, but ha.
not yet determined the extent of the loss
that will be austalned through ths manipu
lation of the bank's affair.. New deals
come to the surf see every day and esch
serves to illustrate more plainly the bold
ness ot ths operstor. Mr. Hartwell ex
pects to complete his report within tbe
next few days snd will then submit it to
ths Btsts Banking board at Lincoln, fol
lowing which a receiver will bs appointed.
Cashier Chamberlain departed on Mon
day, August K. leaving not only tbs bank
and his crsdltors, but bis family as well.
Mrs. Chamberlain wss sn Invalid at the
time, and her condition has grown rapidly
worse since ber husband's departure. The
home they occupy Is mortgaged, but It is
generally believed that they wers otherwise
When Chamberlain Disappeared.
Chamberlain told the clerk ln tbe bank
that he was off on a little trip to close up
s private deal. Intimating that hs would bs
home in the evening. On Tuesday the clsrk
began sending telegrsms to various places
for Information regarding ths cashier. Hs
directed these to the place, he thought
Chamberlain would most likely vis t. The
cashier evidently learned of the investiga
tion that waa being mads, for on Wednes
day night ths first telegram was received.
The bank bad been running low In cash snd
exchange. The clerk was the sole person
in charge, and bs wss confronted by a se
rious problem. He knew ibcre was not
enough money In the vault to keep the bank
going much longer, but he thought sfter
receiving tbe telegram thst Chamberlain
would dispose of soms of tbs securities on
ths following day Thursday and telegraph
a credit for ths amount of money raised.
He proceeded upon th. theory that Cham
berlain had been unable to dispose of the
securities In Chicago, but that knowing tbs
condition of tbs bank would make the neces
sary negotiation, tbe next day and cenie
promptly to tbs rescue. He knew tbe cash
ier could deposit money ln any sastern
bank, subject to the draft of ths bank hers,
and this Is tbe course he thought Cham
berlain would take. Tbe next day wa. an
uneasy oas for ths clerk ln ths bask. Hs
remained at his post, paying and receiving
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