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ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871.
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KING SPEARS TODAY
British Parliament Will Open with Medieval
Pomp and Splendor.
GREAT INTEREST IK ANNUAL SHOW
Route from Palace to Hall Will Be Lined
with Oheerintf Thousands,
BRILLIANT SCENE lir HOUSE OF PEERS
Clerical and Political pienitaries Will
Attend in Quaint and, Varied Uarb.
GREAT CHANGES In rluJsE OF COMMONS
Unlit af Reveal Kteetlon Brlaajs
Mtr Sw rare ta the Front
and Interest Is laereased
IXlNDON. Feb. !. 1 nr first session of
the second JUrllHtnent of the reign of King
1'Mward; VII. and the twenty-seventh of
the Cnlted Kingdom will be oiened tomor
row afternoon by the king. Blnoe hla ma
jesty ascended the throne ho lias personally
opened each of the six sessions of Parlia
ment, adding much to that moat ceri?
monloua occasion. Tomorrow's event has
Hie tidded Interest In that it will be the
first new Parliament to be opened by the
king, but more particularly because of the
great rhange that has come over the per
sonnel of the House of Common a a ro
nlt of the recent general election. The
pvgeant will be much Ilk those that havo
gone before, aomewhat detracted from by
the absence of the qnren. who is at Copen
hagen to attend the funeral of her father.
King Chrltln. and the prince and princes
of Wales, who are In India and who In
the post have preceded the king and queen
to Westminster, giving additional color to
the show. Weather permitting there will
be no diminution, however, In the size
t,f the crowd who will turn out to witness
the precession and show their loyally t.-
the sovereign. The quadrangle on which
Buckingham palace faces and all the open
spaces In the vicinity wilt be crowded with
people, while the mall, which skirts St.
James' purk. the horse ' guard parade.
Whitehall and rarllament street und Old
Palnce ynrd, will le lined by thousands
who will atiinil for hours and for that
reason, possibly, will cheer more heartily
than ever as the gold enisled state coach
drawn by eight le.autlfully caparisoned i
cream horses passes at a alow walk. Th I
line of the procession will be flanked by
the foot guards and police, not for protec- j
Hon, but a a part of the ceremony, while j
a sovereign's (escort of the Household cav
alry. In addition to a detachment of the
Teomen of the Guard, will act as a body-,
guard. The state coach 'will le preceded
by six state carriages occupied by the
women and men of the household.
la the Chamber of Peers.
This procession and the return journey
from Westminster to Buckingham palace
la for th. benefit of the general-public, i
The great' speceacle'. ts for the favored ones,'
who will find themselves In the peers'
(number of the House of IOids. There
will gather an Imposing assembly of peers,
poet-eases, ecclesiastics. Judges, ambassador
and ministers of . foreign countries with
thutr. wives. The peeresses will bo tite first
to arrive and will have taken their places
before the peers reach the House.
Kxoepl In the case of the dukes, for
whom a bench Immediately below that of
the duchesses ! reserved, the order of.
precedence among the peers Is not ob
served, the early arrivals taking their
'rholee of Ihe seats and the lute ones
wherever they can find room, liberals, con
servatives, free trailers and tariff reform
ers freely mingling. All will wear their
heavy crimson robe. The. bishops In sear
Jet robes with long ermine copes, the
Judges In black and gold or crimson and
white, will Increase the lmpreiveness of
the scene. Amidst alt this the ambassadors
and ministers of foreign nations, wearing
their varying uniforms, broad green or
crimson washes, ntarn and decorations, will
constitute the most brilliant group In the
assembly. Among them will be Whltelaw
Held, the American ambassador. In plain
black court dress. In the galleries every
seat will be occupied by somebody offleltllv
or socially. prominent.
Arrival of the Kla.
The approach of the king, who will be
met at the entrance to the House of Ixirds
the great oflWr of state and escorted
Vu the robing room, where he will don his
mantle of purple and ermine, will be an
nounced by heralds in medieval tabards.
Preceded by officers of state bearing the
imperial erown. cap of maintenance and
aword of atate, the latter In its scbt.vrd
held aloft, all having distinctive signifi
cance, the king will p-oceed to th House
of I.rris and soon afterward dispatch the
gentleman usher of th black rod to sum
mon the members of the House of Com
mons, many of whom, anticipating the
command, will have already crowded Into
the galleries. This will not interfere with
the carrying out of the formality, black
rod proceeding .to the lower house and
there delivering the king's message ss fol
Mr. Upesker, ih king commands this hon
orable house to attend his ma lest v In the
House of Lord to hear the kings speech
Those who wait patiently for the sum
mons, chiefly the older members to whom
the ceremony la not new. will accompany
the speaker to the bar of the House of
Lords, when the king, reading from a
printed ropy, will deliver his message to
the legislators. The formality will soon
be over and the king will pass out of the
chamber In the same manner as he entered
W hat the King Mar gar.
. it is unaerscooa mat tne King speech
at the. opening of Parliament today will
Include an expression of satisfaction for
Great Britain's continued peaceful rela
tion In Europe, especially with France,
and a desire for a friendly solution of the
Moroccan conference. It will also contain
aa announcement concerning conditions In
South Africa, the anpolntment of a com
mission to proceed thither to examine Into
the question of a franchise, and that mean
while the Imitation of Chineae to the
Transvaal shall be stopped and that the
terms of the Chinese ordinance be sub
Jecud to revision. The suggestion of the
following legislative program will be made.
Aa educational bill, a trade dispute bill, a
workmen's rompesatlon act, an amend
ment of last year's act for the relief of
the unemployed, the repeal of the Irish
coercion aot, the introduction of a Scot,
tlsh education bill and of bills for the
equalisation of ratea In Londoi and other
trlaoaa Marshal Aeejaltted.
NOGLAE8. Arts.. Feb. 18. Cnlted 6tatee
Urnl 11. F. Dunlels. who was arrested
Friday on th charge of selling a mine for
Whhh he had no til le. had a preliminary
Asai fcation yesterday and was acquitted.
FUNERAL OF KING CHRISTIAN
Body of Dead Monareh Ijild la Its
Last Hexing Place at
n in Id the1
tones of tl
pets, was I.
klldc red sir'"
The coffin I.
black nnd "go
high officers ir.
a tribute from
isrk. Feb. IS. In the
. ilr church here this
V King Christian IX.
J guns, the sonorous
J, the blare of trtim-
lth the long line of
e Danish throne.
ihe chapel In Ros-
tancel beneath a
. supported by
-, -j?iilden branch,
Jj of Denmark.
i ' nltflr rail were floral
tribute from foreign monarch and trib
ute from the Danish royal family.
Queen Alexandra, the dowager empress
of Russia, the queen of Denmark, the
duchess of Cumberland and Ihe other royal
women emerged from .the apse Just before
2 o'clock and seated themselves In the front
row of chairs to the left of the coffin.
Then a stir at the door of the cathedral
heralded the n-rlvnl of the king and while
the organ played Reethoven's majestic
funersi march the royal procession swept
up the center aisle. King Frederick was
attired as a Danish general. Kmperor Wil
liam. In the uniform of a Danish admiral,
walked at his left and the king of Greece
at his right, both keeping a trifle behind
him. King Haakon and the other royal
personages and the representatives of for
eign sovereigns followed.
At the catafalque Dr. Roerdam. prlmme
of the Danish church, with Dr. Paulll,
court chaplain, and Dr. Bondo, dean of the
cathedral, awaited the king. The royal
party took seats witli the roynl ladles.
King Frederick nearest the altar with
Queen Louisa, next to whom sat Emperor
The service began with the singing of a
hymn and then Dr. Roerdani delivered a
long panegyric touching on trie principal
incidents of the king's reign, dwelling on
the great economical and political strides
of the country tinder his bereflclent rule,
and addressing consoling words to the
many bereaved royal personages, through
out Kurojie. The sermon was followed with
another hymn, the roynl mourners Joining
In the singing.
Then to the strains of the funeral march
composed by Hartmunn on the ocouslon of
the death In 114 of Albert Ftertel Thor
valdsen. Deniniirk's great sculptor, which
was Hceomimnled by trumpets and cym
bals, eight officers, carried the coffin from
the chance) across to the chapel of Freder
ick, where it was deposited in 'he sarcoph- j
ugus. . Kartli being thrice tnrown on ins i
coffin the IxirJ's prayer wus repeated and
the service concluded with the benediction.
FALLIERES SUCCEEDS LOUBET
err Presldeat of France Inducted
Into Office with Simple
PARIS. Feb. IS. Clement Amiand Fall
ieres today assumed the duties of president
of, France, while former ..President Loubet.
passed into ( private life. , The eremony
of the transmission of office took place In
the Elysee palace at 4 o'clock this after
noon while the crowds massed In the sur
rounding streets shouted "Ijong Live the
President" and "Ixing Live Fallieres" and
every military garrison In Franco thun
dered a salute of twenty-one guns.
President Loubet. surrounded by the
members of his cabinet, the presidents of
the senate and chamber of deputies and
the members of the military household,
welcomed M. Fallieres, and In a few ear
nest words committed the executive func
tions to the new president. The reply of
M. Fallieres was without formality. It
was a simple acceptance of the new re
sponsibilities and an assurance of his best
efforts In carrying them out.
Mm. Fallieres and Loubet both wore
evening dress with the broad scarlet sash
of the Legion of Honor across their
breasts. The presence of other military
staffs In full uniform gave a touch of
brilliancy to the scene within the palace,
while the escorts of culrraaler which
accompanied Mm. Fallieres and loubet to
and from the palace gave fitting dignity to
Following the ceremony, the forme.r
president and his family withdrew to their
private apartment In the Rue Dante. Presi
dent Fallieres did not remain long at the
palace, returning to his former home,
where his wife awaited him. President
and Mme. FalHeres mill take up their resi
dence at the Klysee palace tomorrow.
CRISIS IN BUDAPEST TODAY
If Parliament Refaaes to Obex lllsso
latloa Order King Will Ise '
BUDAPEST. Feb. . Tomorrow bids fair
to be an Important and significant day in
the conflict which the Hungarian people,
represented by the parliamentary coalition.
Is waging against the throne for the rec
ognition of constitutional liberty as against
the royal prerogative. Parliament will be
dissolved by the crown by, force of arms
If necessary, but up to tonight there is no
information aa to the method that will he
employed by the crown to compass this
end, as the coalition this evening la equally
In the dark, with the public.
The coalition has no program of action.
It Is prepared to enter Its protest in any
way possible and has provided for alt con
tingencies. The last meeting held by the
party showed that Its spirit was clearly for
resistance. It was declared then that the
I tTr-n' alleged unconstitutional act should
I he resisted It. order to show to the world
j at large that (. would not be accepted by
Ihe Hungarian leople. Each side declares
! that It Is In the rlsht and la ennn4.ni .
It was reitertied tonight that the gov
rrnment had twought a regiment of Rou
mar.ton trottyi to Budapest.
If the day passes without serious clashes
the dissolution of Parliament will still be
Important for Hungary, for the crown will
have to call new elections, in which the
coalition Is fullv confident of maintaining
Its majorities, or failing to call the elec
tions. It will mean the breaking of the
constitution by the king and will necessi
tate the Introduction of absolutist measures
Rockefeller Kot la aplea.
ROME. Feb. 18. It haa been ascertained
that the person who arrived at Naples on
Thursday on board the Deutschland and
who was reported by the correspondent at
Naples of a Rome paper to be John D.
Rockefeller, was not that gentleman.
W1LKKSUARRE. Pa.. Feb. U.-Four men
were killed by an explosion that OK-umxl
early today In Hie Buttonwoud mine, oper
ataed by the Parish Coal company, about
ivu miles from this city.
DOLAN WRITES TO MITCHELL
Miners' President Charged with Playing to
SAYS OPERATORS CALLED HIS BLUFF
Plttsharx Leader aya Oraraalsatloa
is Beatea Because of Blaadera
of Its Rsevatlvo
PITTSBfRO, Feb. IS. In a atatement
he made public tonight President Dolan of
the local district Cnlted Mine Workers of
America scores the method of John
Mitchell, national president of the mine
workers, and charges him with trying to
shirk the responsibility for the position In
which the mine workers are at present.
Dolan also accuses Mitchell of "playing to
the galleries" by threatening the operators
with a national strike, but that the "opera
tors called the bluff." Mitchell is further
charged with sending organizers Into the
local field to defcHt Dolan and that money
belonging to the organization was used.
Mr. Dolan'a Statement.
The statement says:
President Mitchell In trying to shirk the
responsibility for the mess he hss gotten
the miners of this country Into by saying
that 1 am evidently trying to divide the
miners' forces. 1 am nut. 1 am trying to
save the miners from the danger which
threaten them because of Mitchell's lack
of courage. Mitchell, and Mitchell alone.
Is responsible for the serious situation
which confronts the miner. He got started
wrong in the Joint convention and did not
have the courage and common aense to
make a temporary retreat when he saw he
was worsted and should take up the fight
along oi her lines.
He led the argument for ihe miners by
demanding on advance in wages on the
claim that price of coal were higher at
that time than they were two years ago.
The operators Immediately took him at his
word and offered to bring in the books of
nil the companies In the country, large and
small, and have them examined if the
miners would agree to take a reduction if
the price were shown to he lower, the
operators to pay an advance If the price
were shown to be higher.
Operator Call Muff.
V. I,. Robblns asked Mitchell to accept
that offer. Mitchell never let on he heard
the question. Robhins repeated the ques
tion a half a doxen times und Mitchell sat
starinir Into soace. Robblns appealed to
the chair and the chair ruled that Mitchell
might to answer the question. Mitchell
then iirose and said:
"1 decline to anxwer."
From that time on our cake was (Tough.
Mitchell may say that 1 am not smart
enough to write an intelligent statement,
but a limn does not have to have a college
education to know when he is whipped, and
the operators had us whipped from that
When Mitchell saw what u mess he was
In he tried to scare the operators Irom
following up their advantage tiy nmking
radical statements and playing to the gal
leries. He thought lie would scare the
operators by the thoupht of a national
strike, but the operators called our bluff.
After this blunder of Mitchell we were In
nice shape to ask the-public to shut oft
their coal and stop the mills and factories
and then have the newspapers make public
sentiment lor us by telling everybody how
Just our cause is.
From the time Mitchell made that first
blunder he went from bad to worse until
the Rvnii resolution made our situation
hopeless and we came on without an agree
ment. Mitchell lias always lucked cour
age. He !s more csreful nf his own repu
tation as a aucceasful leader than .he Is of
the Interests of his oeonle. Never In his
career has he foueht 8gal'it the oopular
tide, no matter whether it was right or
wrong. Two years ago when the ooerators
whipped hm Into line for a reduction he
disappeared from the convention with an
attack of what he called "nervous nros
tratlon." and after he get out of the Turk
ish bath he made all the miners' leaders
fight to have the deleffstes accept the re
duction be'ore he would d so.
Not lafrlendly to Mitchell.
Mitchell says 1 was always unfriendly
to his administration. I was not. although
he had fought me. I had the "gall"
to be a candidate for national vice presi
dent against dim in InM and he never
forgave me. 1 have letters in my desk to
prove that he sent organisers Into this
Held and issued orders to spare no expense
to have me defeated for district president
In mv oan liehl and it whs the union's
money and not his own that he was willing
to be so lavish with to vent a personal
It has been evident for years to every
body connected with the labor movement
thst Mitchell is suffering from a common,
ordinary dose of "big head." He is work
ing all the time toward one-man power and
the truth of the matter is that he Is not
In touch witn his own people or with the
mining situation. Circumstances havn
made him. The thie ha always been in
his favor until lately and now he docs'
not measure up to his Job. It takes some
thing besides a Prince Albert emit anil a
(.grnatlon In in duuou nine ui niase i it-Mi
labor leader. It takes common sense and
courage, and the man who lacks either
ought to hire somebody to tell him of his
shortcomings and retire from his job
Work oa Anthracite Scale.
NEW YORK. Feb. 18. John Mitchell nnd
his associates on the anthracite miners'
subcommittee today finished their work of
preparing proposals for an agreement and
will probably meet with the coal operators'
subcommittee Tuesday or Wednesday.
It was stated that no formal document
would lie submitted, but that the miners
would notify the operators that they were
ready for a joint meeting of the subcom
mittees and would then state In general
terms what they expected the operators to
grant them In the new agreement. It Is
expected that several meetings will take
place before a final agreement or disagree
ment would be reached. It is practically
certain that the miners will make a firm
demand for the eight-hour day for all men
employed about the mines. ' One of the
miners' representatives said today that Ihe
eight-hour question was more Important to
the men than any other demand that had
If at the meeting with the operators this
week no agreement should be reached, the
miners would have to go back to Pennsyl
vania and the whole matter would be sub
mitted to a tri-disrrlct convention, that
being a convention of the three big anthra
cite district which control the entire coal
field. Ni matter what may be the result of
the conference here it will have to be rati
fied by the convention to be called In Penn
sylvania. The present contract between the opera
tors and the men does not expire until
March SI. so In case of a disagreement in
New York the miners will have Ave weeks
to consider what course they will take, and
to make preparations If they decide to
CATHEDRAL - FOR ST. LOUIS
Plaaa af Home Firm Accepted for
Straetaro to Coat Two .
T. IXM.M8, Feb. 1. Archbishop Olennon
of the Catholic archdiocese of St. Louis,
In behalf of the cathedral board, has an
nounced the acceptance of the plans pre
pared by Barnett, Haynes A Barnett for
the cathedral to be' erected here at a total
cost of S2.O00.0n0. The competition was In
ternational, plans having been submitted by
architectural firms of Washington. D. C.
Parts. France; Boston, Mass., and Cologne.
Germany. Th exterior of the cathedral will
be of Romanesque architecture and the In
terior Bysantine. . It will be built of gran
lie and It is expected it will be finished
In three year.
JOHN A. M'CALU PASSES AWAY
Palalesa Knd C ornea to Former Presi
dent of ew York I I fe Mi.
NEW YORK. Feb. WeJohn A. McCall.
until recently president of the New York
Life Insurance company, died at S:S3 this
afternoon at the Laurel house. In lake
wood. N. J., where he had been taken three
weeks sgo. In the hope that the change
might benefit his health, which had suf
fered a breakdown two month ago. The
hews of the death was not given out by
the family until some lime after the end.
Then Mr. McCnll's son. John C. McCall,
briefly announced: "The end has come.
My father ha passed awsy."
Mr. McCall had been unconscious since
about 10 o'clock this morning, except pos
sibly for one brief minute this afternoon,
when his eyes opened and looked Into the
face of his wife, whd was bending over
him. He smiled and am he did so his eyes
closed again and he remained in the coma
until the end. I
One of the last person Mr. McCall talked
to was his old friend and paator. Rev.
Father Matthew Taylor, of the Church of
the Blesed Sacrament, In Vet Seventy
first Btreet, this city. ; He went to Lake
wood yesterday to see Mr. McCall at the
latter's request. Bishop James A. McFaul
of the diocese of Trenton arrived In l.ake
wood last evening, but did not see Mr.
McCall, who had long keen his friend. This
morning at T o'clock tie bishop said mas
In the church of Our! IJidv of the Lake
at Lakewood, offering prayers for the re
covery of the stricken man. The attending
physicians notified the family at 1 o'clock
this afternoon that the end was close st
hand. Mrs. McCall had been at the bedside
constantly since last evening. All of the
seven children were summoned. It was an
nounced that Mr. MeCall's death was due
to enlargement of the liver and the end
had been peaceful and without pain.
Mrs. McCall Is now under medical care.
She had become worn out by the long
vigil at the bedside of her husban I and
when he died she practically collapsed, al
though It Is thought her condition will not
The body will be brought to New York
tomorrow morning and will be sent to the
McCall residence on West Sseventy-seoond
street. The funeral will be held Wednes
day at the Church of the Blessed Sacra
John A. McCall was born in Albany, N.
Y., March 1819. He entered the Insur
ance business early in life and hi 18SS was
appointed state Insurance commissioner by
Grover Cleveland, who was then governor.
He relinquished that position to become
controller of the Equitable Life Assurance
society, which position he held until he be
came president of the New York Life lu
DONAHUE AND CROWE CASE
Friend of Chief Indignant at the
lunlnaatlons of the World
Friends of Chief of Police Donahue do
not conceal their indignation over the car
toon In Sunday's World-Herald, the pur
port of which Is to . carry thq Idea thai
the -chief did nothing jrSatever to-etteot
the capture of Pat Crowe.
"The position taken by the World-Herald
all along in this case and towards me la
so well known that comment ta hardly nec
essary," said the chief when asked about
the matter. "The records and the facts
show what the Omaha police department
and myself did In this case nnd I am con
tent to let the record speuk for Itself. The
World-Herald apparently never let an op
portunity slip to discredit our efforts and
print false stories about various Incidents
of the case. It will be remembered that
at the time of the kidnaping the World
Herald Insisted young Cuduhy was only In
hiding with dlsreputuhle companions. When
Crowe was arrested at Butte this paper
carried a long story to the effect that E:dle
Cudahy himself was implicated in the kid
naping, according to statements accredited
to Crowe, which Crowe later denied. A
a matter of fact the police did everything
In their power to apprehend Crowe and to
work up a strong case against him. Dur
ing the five years he was at liberty, after
the commission of the crime, we kept In
close touch with the witnesses and wore
aide to produce all of them at the trial.
The fact that Crowe visited this vicinity
more than once, nnd was not arrested I
j not a fair criticism to the local police de
partment. We never received any assist
ance from the persons to whom Crone
talked and made known his Identity. These
were afraid to talk until after that gentle
man had left town. I paid $300 out of my
own pocket as reward money for Crowe's
arrest, and I do not know of anyone else
who hacked up his Interest In capturing
him with a like amount of rssh.
"The whole record In th case Is open ttt
the closest inspection. I am satisfied Im
partial observers cannot find my flepart
ment at fault."
VIOLENT DEATHS IN NEW YORK
Mne Persons Killed and Many Minor
Accident Ma'r snndsy Qntet
NEW TORN. Feb. Is.-Nine violent
deaths, with a long chapter of minor acci
dents and shooting affrays, some of which
may result fatally, constituted th usual
Sunday report submitted to headquarters
today by th police of New . York and
Brooklyn. A street murder in th Italian
quarter heads the list. There were three
cases of suicide, all In Manhattan; one
man was ground to death heneath the
wheels of an express train in th subway,
a woman was burned to. death In her
Greenwich street home, another woman
was accidentally killed by Inhaling Illumi
nating gas In a West street hotel, while
the man who had I" cuipanh-d her to' the
place was found in n iritlcal condition: a
man ' was killed by escaping gas in Brook
lyn and the body of a young man was
found In a canal In South Brooklyn.
Three women, overcome by gas In a
tenement in West Forty. third street, were
taken to a hospital, and will recover; two
soldiers, one a sergeant and the other a
corporal of artillery from Fort Tot ten,
were overcome In the Second Avenue hotel,
where they spent last night, and are In a
critical condition at a hospital.
The murdered man was Michael Char
carco, who waa attacked with a stiletto,
the police declare, by Vincent Venltigllo,
who had long been his friend. The as
sailant escaped. The men had been drink
ing and quarreled.
The man killed In the subway was An
tonio Rossi, It years old. a track walker.
His body was literally rut to pieces and
scattered along the track for some dis
tance. When men carrying parts of the
body arrived at the Fourteenth street sta
tion there waa something of a panic on the
crowded platform. Several women fainted.
A report quickly spread that a serious ac
cident had occurred and several hundred
persons poured Into the subway. Police
reserves had to be called from tmo m.
tluns before the place could be cleared
SPECIAL TRAIN FOR PRISONERS
Labor Leaders Charged with Complicity in
8tennenbe rg Mnrder Spirited Away
ACTION SURPRISES GOVERNOR M'DONALD
Requisitions Renehed Hearer and He
Spent Two Hoars Considering
Matter Before Honoring
DENVER, Feb. IS.-Charles H. Moyer
and William D. Haywood, president and
secretary, respectively, of the Western
Federation of Miners, and C. A. Pettlhone,
a former member of the executive board of
that organization, ' who were arrested In
this city last night on warrants charging
them with complicity In the murder of for
mer Governor Steunenburg of Idaho, were
taken from their cells In the county Jail at
an early hour this morning by an armed
guard of twelve deputy sheriffs, escorted
to the I'nlon station and were there placed
on board a special train that a few min
utes later left the station, carrying the en
tire party, prisoners and armed deputies,
over the I'nlon Paclllc railroad, enroute for
Denver Officer Make Arrest.
The three men. who were tsken out of
the city as prisoners of the Idaho authori
ties, were. It waa learned today, arrested
last night by three different officers after
extradition papers had been signed by
Governor McDonald. The papers were de
livered to the governor on Thursday last,
but not a word to that effect wns allowed
to escape from the executive chamber. In
fact. It Is believed that no one except the
authorities who came with Ihem to the
city were advised that Governor McDonald
had In his possession the papers Issued In
Idaho, Governor McDonald signed the
papers not later, it is believed, than 2
o'clock yesterday afternoon, and a short
time afterward left the city for Colorado
Springs. The governor Is not expected to
return liefore Monday or Tuesday.
governor McDonald Talks.
Owing to the absence of Governor Mc
Donald from the city last night no state
ment could be obtained concerning ills
action on the request of the Idaho author
ities for the extradition of the three men.
Over the long distance telephone tonight.
Governor McDonald said:
1 am surprised to learn that a special
train was used to convey the officials of
the Western Federation of Miners from
Denver. I had no knowledge of a plan
to secretly spirit the men out of town.
Iast Thursday morning Deputy Warden
Mills of the Idaho penlu:ntinrv. who had
arrived In Denver the day before, callod
upon me at my office und presented the
requisition papers for the arrest of the three
men. Charges or complicity in me niurnci
of former Governor Steunenburg were set
forth. I spent ail of that day, as well as
Friday and a part of Saturday, Investigat
ing the charges against the feneration offi
cials and In the end I honored the papers.
I guv.!, out no Information about the pa
pers being In my possession lest It should
be tho means of creating a movement to
keep the men from the authorities who
were in Denver to arrest them.
Governor McDonald was asked . If any
member of the Colorado National guard
was" ulnong the men who tffarfled the spe
cial train on Its way out of Denver.
"Not to my knowledge," lie replied.
The governor was told that Adjutant
General Wells was absent from the city
and was pressed to answer If he had gone
on the train with the prisoners.
The governor explained that General
Wells had been granted a leave of r.b
nence by himself and that ir lie had left
for Boise on the special he went as a pri
BOISE, Idaho, Feb. li. The authorities
le-e refuse absolutely to give out a
purtlcle of information respecting the na
ture of the evidence against President
Mover and Secretary Heywond of the
Western Federation of Miner or that In
the ease of George A. Pettlbone, who is
also being brought here on the special train
from Ilenver. There ' only two mrn
here who know the facts, the governor and
J. H. Hawley, chief counsel for the prose
cution. Both refuse to deny or affirm the
report that Harry Orchard, the man in
custody for the murder of former Governor
Steunenburg, has made a confession. They
meet every other question In the same
Mr. Hawley, however, stales positively
that they ""have evidence sufficient to con
vict all three men. There are indications
that other arrests are pending but on this
point there is no conclusive evidence. It
seems the authorities secured Ihe extra
dition of the thr'-e men nnd nud every
thing arranged for their removal before
they were arrested.
George A. Pettlbone was connected with
the Coer D'Alene riots in 12, and was
one of five men sentenred to prison in
Detroit, for a year for violation of the in
junction of the federal court restraining
the miners from Interfering with the
President of Burke Inion Arrested.
WALLACE. Idaho, Feb. IS.-Vincent St.
John, president of the miners' union of
Burke, Idaho, according to the statement
of Sheriff Angus Sutherland of Shoshone
county, is now in the county Jail at Wal
lace, Idaho. He was arrested this after
noon on a. telegraphic order from Boise.
Sheriff Sutherland drove to Burke, which
Is seven miles from Wallace, found St.
John In bed. arrested him and brought him
to Wallace. St. John refuses to say any
thing about his arrest or the causes there
for. and the sheriff Is equally close
mouthed, but It Is almost certain It Is In
connection with the murder of ex-Governor
Steunenburg at Caldwell. Idaho. St. John
has been voting under the name of John W.
Vincent, and Is also known by that name
In his dealings with the Burke anion. Ho
came to the Coeur D'Alenes directly after
the union troubles In Tellurlde. Colo., a
year and a half ago. He has been em
ployed In the Hercules mine at Burke as
a common miner. He Is married but has
no clilldren. The arrest was msde so
quietly that Burke apparently was not
aware last night It had occurred.
JEWELS PLACED ON THE ALTAR
People af Xloa City Make Naertfleea
ta Restore Financial gtaadlag
CHICAGO. Feb. 18 -Th firat public ad
dress of Deputy General Overseer Wilbur
Glenn Voliva to the people of Zlon City
made today was a dramatic appeal for an
act of self-sacrifice to restore the city and
Its institutions to a sound financial hails.
As a result the congregation deposited
upon a table placed before the speaker's
platform their most valuable possessions.
Women removed their rings and bracelets
and deposited them aa an offering. Men
gave up their watches, diamonds and
checks for various amounts aa pledges,
ranging In size from It cents to SS.tuO. The
greet tabernacle held the largest audience
It baa contained for many montha,
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PRESIDENT ON RATE MAKING
Chief Rxeeatlve Anxlnos that F.ssenee
of llepbnrn Bill Be
WASHINGTON. Feb. ls.-President Hoose
velt In recent tnlk with senator and
representative hes stated that while he Is
not attempting to dictate the terminology
of the railroad rate hill, his preference Is
that the suhstance of the Hepburn bill
should be kept. He ha taken occasion to
say that he csres very little for the form
of the bill if the "essence" Is k"pt. There
are two or three minor point b to which
he thinks amendments may possibly be
made with advantage, as for instance, In
stead of making a thirty-day limit for the
time when a regulation Is to take effect,
to make it go into effect at any time set
by the Interstate Commerce commission.
The president has felt that there are nrgu-
ments both for nnd against the proposal
that if a stay Is granted the railroads shall
be required pending the decision to pay
into court the difference between the rates
as they exist and as they will exist if the
commission's ruling Is sustained. The
president has emphasized the fact that the
main point Is appeal to the courts. The
Hepburn bill Itself, the president believes,
allows such appeal and so does every other
proposed bill in both houses.
The proposals coming rroni Senators Al
drich, Foraker and others who hold simi
lar views to that, looking to a complete
retrial of the caso by the courts, both as
to the law and the facts, the president does
not believe in. He believes, as outlined
In his speech before the Iroquois club last
May, that the appcul to the courts should
bo only to test whether the order of tho
commission Is In whole or In part con
liscalory and also to test the legality of
The president is entirely indifferent as to
the form of the provisions In the bill so
long as the substance is right aa set forth
above. Tlie president regards all this as
contained In tliu Hepburn bill, but does
not care ns to the form In which the pro
visions are put, so long a the substance Is
HENNINGS AGAIN ENDORSED
City Treasurer Receive Hearty Sup
port of Uermaa-Amerlcaa Repub
lican flab for Mayor.
The German-American Republican club
at a meeting held In Patterson hall yester
day gave an enthusiastic endorsement to
the candidacy of - A. -H. Honnlngs for
1W3W,-- Aboirt-wixfj'- were-pieaent.- atrweg
them many prominent German business
men of the city. The resolution adopted
by the club expresses the belief of the
members In the honesty, Integrity and
ability of Mr. Henntngs and declares he
has demonstrated his ability for a busi
ness administration during his Incumbency
as cltj- treasurer. The undivided support
of the club Is pledged and a committee of
twelve to assist In the campaign was ap
pointed. Otto Kinder presided at the meeting and
Mnx Felerman was secretary. Two com
mittees were ent out to find Mr. Hen
nlugs and escort him to the hall, but both
failed to locate him. The resolution read:
Whereas, We. the people of the city of
Omaha, are now in the nilihit of a munici
pal campaign for which we arc called upon
to elect our city officers to serve u for
the coming three years, end thoroughly
believe that men of acknowledged honesty.
Integrity and ability should be chosen to
fill these lmortnnt offices. We recognize
and approve the wave of popular govern
ment that is passing over the country st
the nresent time. In which the people are
demanding a "square deal'- from the hands
of all public officers, as we are conscious
w are gettlnr from the administration of
the strenuous Roosevelt. Therefore, be it
Resolved, That we believe we have found
the above qualifications In the person of
A. H. Hennlngs. who ha demonstrated his
ability for s business administration during
his inrumhency ss city treasurer of our
city, who has kept every promise he has
made to the peonle. who has never ac
cented street railway passes, free light,
free water or free tc-'enhone service, nnd
has always been eenservative and Is no
fanatic, and I' elected will he mayor for
all nf the nenple and not for a certain class.
Resolved. Tlnt we, the members of the
O-rman-American Republican club of the
city of Omnia, heartily endorse him for
the nffVe of mayor and pledge to him our
SCANDAL IN INSANE ASYLUM
Medleo-I.eaal Morlelr Makes Merlons
Chara-es Aaalnsi Management of
WASHINGTON. Feb. 18.-A committee
composed of Dr. Charles M. F'nmon and
Attorney Richard V. Evan, appointed by
the Medtcn-f gsl society of the District
of Columbia tA Investigate the condition
of affairs st St. Elizabeth's government
asylum for the Insane, located nar this
city, have made a report to the society
In which serlou statements are made re
garding the management at that institu
tion. A copy of the report will be sent
to the president and It Is said th grand
Jury may be called on to make an investiga
tion. The committee disclaim any intention or
desire to reflect upon the personal Integrity
or ability of Dr. White, the superintendent
of the hospital, but said it would appear
from complaints made to the committee
that straiglitjackets. handcuffs, etc., are
In frequent use. That the feeding tube
has on occsslon been thrust through the
nostril down ih throat as a means of
punishment and discipline as well as nf
alleged necessity. Many other like occur
rences are reported. The committee state
that the conditions surrounding many ex
soldlers and sailors confined in St. Eliza
beth's reflects no credit on either the hos
pitsl authorities or the government. Refer
ence is made to the bull pen. where it is
said some S00 are confined.
The report say Dr. White, the superin
tendent haa to leave all details of care and
treatment to subordinates, and disclaims
any intention to reflect upon Ills personal
Integrity or ability.
Movement of Oeeaa Vessels Feb, 1,.
At New York Arrived: St. Paul, from
Southampton: I'mbria. from Uverpool.
At Naples Arrived: Romanic, from Bos
ton. At Liverpool Arrived: Carmania. from
At Movllle Arrived : Columbia, from
At Southampton Arrived: St. Louis, from
At Boulogne Sailed: Rotterdam, for New
York, and passed the Lizard February IS.
At Queenstown Sailed: Campania, for
At Dover flailed: Pennsylvania, for New
EVENTS OF THE WEEK
House Will Begin Consideration of Arm
Appropriation Bill Tuesday.
MOVE TO ENCOURAGE MARKSMANSHIP
Measure Contains Provision for Increase of
Pay for Good Shooters.
PROPOSAL FOR JOINT MANEUVERS
Appropriation of $700,000 for Thia Purpose
Will Provoke Discussion.
STATEHOOD BILL IN THE SENATE
Mr. Dirk Will Cwntlnne Ills gpeeeh la.
Favor of the Bill Today
Pare Food Bill Also
omea I p.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11-The house of
representative will dispose of one of the
regular annual supply measures the army
appropriation bill this week. Monday will
lie the first "suspension" day of the session.
Suspension day is a procedure win-re a
member may. If he ha made arrangements
with the speaker In advance, be recog
nized and over a motion to suspend the
rule and pas a bill. If objection I raled
a two-third vote will obviate the objection
and pass the bill, after n debate of forty
minutes, which In automatically ordered
by the objection. I'nder thia order nny
hill on the calendar 1 eligible- for consid
eration. Chairman Hull of th military affair
committee expects to call up the army ap
propriation bill Tuesdny. He estimates
that It will be Thursday or even Friday
before tlie measure I finally disposed of.
The general debate on the bill will occupy
Tuesday and at least a part of Wednesday.
Procedure under the five-minute rule will
not be curtailed and a day or more will be
consumed In scrutinizing the details of the
bill under this order.
The provision of the bill abolishing the
grade of lieutenant general of the army
will be the text of a number of speeches.
The provision Is "new legislation" and con
sequently subject to a point of order. The
making of a point of order Is wltliiit th
province of any member and the provision
may go out of tho hill In this manner.
To Kueourage Mnrkamanhlt.
To encourage marksmanship In the ui my
the committee has Inserted a provision In
the bill creating three grades of experls
and providing for Increased pay for each
grade. The first grade oarrlcs with If
added pay of $1 a month, the second grado
K und the third $3. It 1 estimated that
the aggregate increase In expenditure
under this provision will amount to I7.ia
a quarter. The benefit to the army by en
couragement of rifle expertness Is regarded
as more than compensatory, and while the
provision is, like that abolishing the grade
ot lieutenant general, subject to a point of
onler, the military committee believes that
the provision wUVremaln In thet1U.
A provision for Joint "army and militia,
maneuvers Is another topic proline of dis
cussion. There Is an aggregate of T00.(wo
carried In the measure for this purpos.
The plan. Is to have tho maneuvers held
In many sections of the country. Regular
army troop are to be marched from tholr
regular posts to the sites selected for the
maneuver and mill t la within a convenient
location will be asked to participate. In
this way general benefit Is expected to be
spre.nl throughout both organizations.
The bill contains a provision abolishing
mileage pay for ' officers and men when
traveling hy sea. In tho place of mileage
In this instance the actual evpetiseS of the
trip are to be paid by tho government. Re
tired officers are by this agreement allowed
to receive nilleego under rertain restric
tions. The use of army transports 1 re
stricted by the bill to transporting troops
and supplies o( the army.
The hou'! will probably content Itself
with working but five days this wci a,
Viking adjournment from Friday until Mon
Program of the senate.
The senate's program, so far as li hus
been arranged, provides only for the con
sideration of the pure food bill and tlie
continuance of the discussion of the state
hood bill begun last Thursday by Senator
Dick. The vole on the pure food bill will
la taken on Wednesday, and it Will lie
discussed to a considerable extent duiiiiK
Monday and Tuesday. Senator Heyuuru
has given notice that lie' will call the i-lll
up Monday for tho purpose of offering and
permitting others to offer amebdmenta. '!!:
vote will be taken Wednesday, Immediately
after the close of the routine business.
Senator Dick will continue his speech
Monday in supisirt of the statehood bill,
but there I no derision ns to who Mill
follow him. Senator Bnverldge says that
he expects the opposition to choose a u
ator to reply to th Ohio senator, but no
on on tht side appears prepared to pro
ceed with a set speech, and It now appear
probable that the proposed amendments to
the bill may be taken up for consideration
at an earlier dnte than ha heretofore been
All Interest centers In Senator Foraker'a
provision giving both territories an r.p
portunlty to vote separately on the ques
tion of Jqint statehood for New Mexico
and Arizona, and It is not Improbable that
that point may be quite suddenly reached.
The acceptance of the amendment would
not have the effect of bringing the discus
sion of the measure to a close, because
there are other questions on which the sen
ate is divided, hut It would materially cur
tail It and In the end Insure the passage
of the bill. Senator Beveridge expresses
confidence that Ihe bill will not be amended
In any respect by the senate. The oppo
nents of the bill concede the closeness of
the division and feel that their chances
are all in the Foraker amendment. Tlio
conference report on the urgent deficiency
bill will be reported during the week, but
It will probably create very little, If any,
Confereere at Algeclras.
Th Algeclras conference on Moroccan
affairs does not promise immediate re
sults. The discussion of the conference,
the policing of Morocco, will proceed this
week. Tlie exchange of notes which has
taken place Ixqween France and Germany
lead to the belief that both countries are
desirous of reaching an amicable adjust
ment of the questions involved.
F.very prominent swimmer In the Cnlted
States has entered for the Indoor swim
ming cahmplonahlps to be held at the
New York Athletic club, beginning Feb
ruary II and continuing for four days. In
addition to the races, many prominent
clubs will be represented by water polo
and relay teams.
The national convention of the Ameri
can Institute of Mining Engineers will r.
held at Lehigh university, Mouth Bethlat
htm, Ia.t on February
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