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VOL. XXXIX-NO. 10G.
OCTOBER 18, 1909.
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Mob Violence Breaks Out in British
Capital Because of Shooting of
Signs of the Season
WM. I. BUCHANAN
American Diplomat Found Uncon
scious Near Embassy in London
and Expires in Short Time.
f aches San Antonio Afte ?-. de
Over Lone Star Stats '
t- fcfcKNl fOrgyr ) ill
Countryside Folk Seek the One Means
of Positive Identification of
Girl's Mutilated Corpse.
visits fort sam ho,
SPANISH EMBASSY ENDANGERED
HELD MANY IMPORTANT POSTS
Will Assist in Laying Cornerstont
New Chapel on Government Hill.-'
CROSSES HISTORIC PECOS RIVER
Rides Over Highest Railway Bridge
in the World.
TAKES SUNDAY AFTERNOON NAP
Krrrlren Hearty Welcome from
People In Little Town Along the
Way and Makes Short Talks
from Rear of Train.
SAN ANTONIO, Tex., Oct. 17. The presi
dent's travels brought him to the far south
today. After twenty-one hours of continu.
ous Journeying from El Paso he arrived
hero at 7:30 p. m. and, despite the fact that
It was Sunday night, was given a cheering
welcome. A big crowd was gathered nt
the station 'and the streets leading from
the depot to the Antonio hotel were lined
After being received by the city officials,
the president Was driven to the hotel, with
an escort of cavalry, and later In the even
ing proceeded to Fort Sam Houston, where
he assisted In the dedication and accepted,
on behalf of the government, the chapel
which has been erected at the famous old
army post by the cltisens of San Antonio.
President Taft had much to do, as "secre
tir'&of war, with the building up of Fort
Houston Into a brigade post, and has
always had a deep interest in it.
Tomorrow morning the president will help
to put In place the corner-stone of the
nearly completed chapel, Will review the
troops 'stationed at Fort Sam Houston, and
returning to the city, will make an out
door address to the people from a grand
stand in Alamo plaza. He will leave dur
ing the afternoon tor Gregory, Tex., near
Corpus Curlstl, to spend four days on the
ranch of his brother, Charles P. Taft. The
latter passed through here yesterday for
the ranch to prepare a welcome for the
The president's train today passed through
the thinly settled part of the state and
made but a few stops.
; Speaks at Depots.
At Del Kio, Sanderson and one or two
other places the president made brief
speeches to the depot throng3, which were
- made up In part of Mexicans, residents of
the community and farmers who had driven
many miles in their best "Sunday-go-to-meeting"
clothes. The sagebrush and cac
tus tf the far west reaches of the state
gave, way ae the day advanced to mesquite
bushu and finally to the. pasture, lands
and -cotton" field! for whtWt the state Is
. famous. In some of the fields Uae fleeoy
staple was breaking In white puffs from
The president's train was one of four
teen specials running Into San Antonio ten
minutes ' apart. Most of the trains were
filled ' with troops returning to Fort Sam
Houston from duty at the meeting of Pres
luent Taft and llaa yesterday.
iiio president, at the Pecos river, passed
otic what is declared to be the highest
1'iMlway bridge In the world. The river
runs In a rocky canyon 325 feet below the
rails. The wind was blowing a gale as the
president's train parsed over the slender
steel structure and the engineer ran at a
General Albert L. Meyer, commander of
the Department of Texas, rode with his
staff ih a private car attached to the presi
dent's train from El Paso back to his sta
tion In this city. Colonel Cecil Lyon, re
publican national committeeman for Texas,
Joined the party at El Paso yesterday, and
will remain during the entire time the
president Is in Texas.
Secretary of War Dickinson Is the only
cabinet officer with the president. It Is
his purpose to remain until the president
j lurns to Washington, making' the entire
'(Southern trip with President Taft.
Takes Afternoon Nap.
President Taft spent much of me day In
resting and took a long, refreshing sleep
during the afternoon. In the morning he
disposed of tot of correspondence which
had reached htm at HI Paso and which he
had Ho opportunity to attend to during the
exchange of courtesies between himself and
President Diaz. .The president heard with
deep gratification from Washington this
morning that Mrs. Taft had returned to
Washington and was so much Improved in
health that she went to church with her
Tils president accepted and dedicated the
chapel at Fort Sam Houston tonight in
his capacity as commander-in-chief of the
army. In doing so he preached his fourth
sermon of the trip. Among those who
participated In the ceremonies were
Bishop Johnson of the Episcopal church,
Bishop Forest of the Catholic church.
Rabbi Samuel Marks and the Rev. Dr.
J. U. Cleaver, president of the Ministerial
association of San Antonio. The president
took this as a further Indication he has
repeated that the churches of the coun
try are growing closer togther, on the
common ground of the fatherhood of God
and the brotherhood of man. The presi
dent also took occasion to pay his com
pliments to the work of the regular army
of the United States.
In his speech at Del Rio today the pres
"it ia a great, encouraging thing to go
through the oountry and find out how
much has been done by the energy and
enterprise of the people with conditions
that seem very discouraging at first.
Everywhere In the country where I have
been the people seem to be satisfied and
free -from discontent. They have homes;
they have children; they have good laws,
which they obey, and I Infer that this
t-ctlun of the country is no exception.
"I am certainly glad to see you looking
go prosperous, a man has to travel about
the country to know what this country
Is. and in going about Incidentally he ia
able to show himself and let the people
Of flip . country see the man they tem
porarily aasigned to the position of J' chief
"1 doq't remember that there was a
great many votes In favor of assigning
me ,to that position by this state, but I
am not engaged in a partisan trip. I am
only going around, trying 4 get informa
tion as to the condition of the country
(Continued oh Second Page.)
iklA RIVER, Mass., Oct. 17.-Th
Tiverton countryside, where various dis
membered pcrtlons of a young woman's
body have beer, found, was' the objective
point today of an Influx of hundreds of
mill Operatives, who searched for the miss
In); head. Their hunt, however, was with-
out result. The beating of bushes and
thickets revealed no hidden object of In
terest. After today's failure the police be
lieve that the head the one means of posi
tive Identification of the mutilated body
lies at the bottom of Mt. Hope bay.
Although the parents and relatives of
Miss St. Jean state their belief that the
body Is her's, an acquaintance of the miss
ing girl has brought out strong points
against this theory.
Meanwhile "Professor" Frank Hill and
Wilfred Thlbeault spent Sunday in Jail,
and will remain there at least until the
question of their connection with the
murder Is heard In court October 25.
Must Take Brace
State Militia Must Conform to
Regular Army Regulations to '
Get Aid from Congress.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17. January 21 next
will be a critical date in the history of
the National Guard, for thereafter no por
tion of the money appropriated by con
gress for the support of the militia can
be paid to any organization that falls to
conform to the standards of tho regular
Next year, for the first time In its his
tory, the militia, or so much of it aa
remains under the caption of the ''National
Guard," will be found armed with the
latest pattern of militia rifles, clothed from
head to foot In regular army gear, sup
plied with all regular equipment and with
ranks filled to the requirements of the law.
The improvement In conditions has been
general, but markedly so In the south.
Which had formerly been regarded as a
weak spot by the strict disciplinarians ot
the regular army, who felt chat in this
section undue Importance had been given
to the social and olub features by the
militiamen at the sacrifice ot military
Though lacking the massive brigades and
divisions of the more populous northern
states, the militia companies In a numbet
of the southern states are now reported
by the inspecting officers to be in a very
satisfactory , condition of conformity to
" The-west also is doing. well, thbugh there
are some spots regarded as weak, notably
in Nevada, where, it Is said, there Is not
a single company of the National Guard
able to establish a claim to a dollar of tho
large annual appropriations made by con
gress for the support of the militia.
Mrs. Bruce Price, Widow of New
York Architect, Instantly Killed
When Car Leaves Roadway.
TUXEDO PARK. N. Y., Oct. 17. Mrs.
Bruce Price, a resident of Tuxedo Park,
and widow of a New York architect, was
killed, and( Mrs. Charles J. Coulter's arm
was broken and ahe was otherwise In
jured in an automobile accident this after
noon on the road from Tuxedo to Arden.
Mrs. Coulter's 12-year-old son, who was
In the machine, and the chauffeur was
Tho machine skidded Into the brush on
the side of the road when the chauffeur
pulled to one side to pass a car ahead,
throwing Mrs. Price against a tree, kill
ing her almost Instantly.
Kidnaped Youngsters Showered with
Kisses Upon Arrival at Union
ST. LOUIS. Oct. 17. Grace and Tomasso
Viviano, who were kidnaped from their
home here August J, arrived home in the
company of their fathers today, .The
mothers of the children, who are cousins,
and many other relatives and friends were
at the Union station to greet them.
The children were showered with kisses
and their mothers held them In their arms
enroute to their home. Special services
of thanks Were held In St. Charles Bor
romej Catholic church today In honor of
the return of the children. The family
celebrated with a feast.
New York Express Wrecked
With Railway Men Aboard
POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y., Oct. 17. A
wreck In which President W. C. Brown
of the New York Central, W, H. New
man, former president of the road, and
W..K. Vanderbllt. Jr., a director, figured,
while those officials were returning from
an Inspection ot the company's lines, oc
curred at Rhlnecllff, on the Hudson river,
ubout twenty miles north of here, early
today. One passenger, a peddler of New
York, was killed and ten were Injured,
The train was the third section of No.
30, the New York Express from the west,
due tn New York-at T:30 o'clock In the
morning. Just south of the Rhlnecllff sta
tion, at 4 Jo o'clock, the eight cars of the
train were thrown front the track by a
broken rail. Messrs. Brown, Newman and
Vanderbllt, who were asleep In the rear
car. "Idle Hour," were almost shaken
from their berths, and hurriedly dressed
to learn the extent of the accident. They
Platoons of Police Prevent Bloodshed,
but Excitement is Intense.
KING ALFONSO IS DENOUNCED
"To Hell with the Murderer!" is
Inscription on Banner.
KING EDWARD ALSO CRITICISED
British Monarch Held Responsible for
Trouble Socialist Heaps Abuse
Upon Rnlera and Calls Raaslan
Emperor "Dirty Monster."
LONDON, Oct. 17. The red flag was
raised in London this afternoon and a
large mob moved upon the Spanish - em
bassy to make a demonstration of Us dis
approval of the execution of Prof. Fran
cisco Ferrer, the convicted revolutionist,
at Barcelona a few days ago. Several
bodies of police were stationed at the ap
proaches to the embassy and drove off the
crowds In their usual bloodless, effectual
way. Considerable excitement and un
easiness pervaded the neighborhood. The
groans and hootings were plainly heard In
the embassy and at Buckingham palace
No one was Injured seriously, although
the mounted police rode against the crowds
and scattered them several times.
The trouble began with a mass meeting
In Trafalgar square, which was organized
by several socialist ar.d labor bodies. Sev
eral hundred members of these organiza
tions marched to the square, carrying red
flags draped with crepe and bearing In
scriptions denouncing King Alfonso. A
black-bordered banner was raised against
the Nelson column with big letters that
could be read from afar:
"To Hell With the Murderer- Alfonso."
Murder Horrifies Europe.
After J. F. Groen, secretary of the
"Friends of Russian Freedom," had called
the meeting to order he read a telegram
from the Countess of Warwick, saying:
"No words are too atrong to express
Europe's horror at the murder of Ferrer."
Several laborlte members of Parliament
delivered strong orations. Victor Grayson
of Manchester, the socialist member,
capped the climax by declaring that If the.
head of every king of Europe was torn
from his body It would not pay half the
price of Ferrer's life. -He called the Rus
sian emperor "dirty monster" and said
that King Edward, who could have pre
vented the exe-dtlon, was responsible tor
whatever might happen In England as a
result of It. He .demanded the expulsion
of the Spanish ambassador. ,, . , .. .
Strong resolutions were 'adopted before
the meeting BJt.'d," 'Several thousand" per-j
sons assembled in the square, the majority
of them attracted by . the same curiosity
that would take them to the suffragette
demonstrations. The socialist societies,
carrying their banners, then marched in
good order to. the Spanish embassy, sing
ing revolutionary songs and hooting King
Alfonso. A great rabble accompaned them,
filling the streets.
It was dark when they reached the open
rquare in front of the embassy and they
found that the square was filled with
platoons of police. The embassy windows
were dark and there was no sign of life
there. The police would not let the pro
cession ' enter the square or even stop.
The crowds were turned back and kept
moving up Victoria street toward the Par
liament buildings, singing, shouting and
groaning. The reserves were then brought
up and they drove the mob into the side
streets, dispersing It without serious
"KATY FLYER" HITS FREIGHT
AND ENGINEMEN ARE SLAIN
! Limited Train Rune Into Open Switch
Near La Gransre, Texas, with
LA GRANGE, Tex., Oct. 17..-The "Katy
Flyer" on the Missouri, Kansas & Texas
railroad, southbound, rah Into an open
switch at Halstead, six miles east of here
at 6:40 this afternoon crashing into a
freight train. Engineer Crawford, of the
freight train, and Fireman Stutsman, of
the passenger train were Instantly killed
and several passengers Injured. Both en
gines were badly wrecked and the baggage
and mall cars demolished. I
STUYVESANT FISH MAY WIN
Former Head- of Illinois Central Mar
Become Minister to China,
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17.-So far as could
be learned In official circles here tonight,
the name of Stuyvesant Fish ot New York
had not been considered In connection with
the United Stales ministership to China.
The report published In Shanghai and
cabled to this country relative to the prob
able appointment of Mr. Fish to fill the
vacancy In the Chinese mission was, how
ever, read with Interest In this city.
found that the smoker and one of the day
coaches had rolled over on their sides
and that James Krakeskle, a peddler, 21
years old, of New York, had been burled
through a window and crushed to death.
Mose Wright, the engineer, had stopped
his engine as soon as he felt the derailed
cars tugging behind him and the engine
did not leave the rails. He Jumped from
hla cab with a torch and found the wrecked
cars In darkness.
H. Schlemler of New York, the fire
man, distinguished himself by dashing
ahead with a red lantern and stopped an
express from New York, which was due
on the northbound track, on to which the
wrecked train had partly fallen.
The smoker and the day coach were the
only cars which overturned. The Pull
mans, Including the "Idle Hour," left the
rails and ploughed deep furrows In the
roadbed, but the weight kept them balanced.
From the Pittsburg1 IMopatoh.
TRIBUTE PAID MR. GOMPERS
Ten Thousand Union Men in Line in
Washington . Parade.
COURT DECIDES HIS CASE SOON
Opinion In Contempt Proceedings,
Expected at Capital 1'neaday,
Means Much to Labor Leader
(From a Staff Correspondent )
WASHINGTON. Oct. 17. (Special.) The
reception and parade accorded Samuel
Gompers, president of the American Feder
ation of Labor, by the craftsmen of Wash
ington on Monday evening was Significant
not only In the numbers participating In
the street demonstration, but In the en
thusiasm shown Mr. Gompers at the re
ception In Convention -hall. Washington
has never seen a larger outpouring of
union labor than on this occasion. All the
trades were represented and some of the
skilled artisans' organizations had hundreds
of workers in line. The Plate Printers'
urlon, particularly those connected with
the bureau of printing and engraving, was
as fine a body of men as one might wish
to see. That which ' struck' the spectator
most was the orderly d aracter of the pro
cession. Ten thousand men In. line Is an
army, and ' as these Tirade drganlmitlons
marched steadily to' the music of many
bands the demonstration wes impressive. ;
Samuel Compere, an "English Jew, has
had a very remarkable career. From the
earliest days when he was learning his
trade as a clgarmaker he was preaching
the gospel of unionism and since his eleva
tion to the head of an organization that
numbers two millions he has emphasized
with voice and pen the demands of union
ItCbor. Gompers has been unmercifully
flayed, not only In the public print,' but by
the leaders In the commercial world. But
he has gone on undismayed, notwithstand
ing that he Is facing a jail sentence be
cause of his violation of a court order.
The circuit court of appeals, it is expected,
will on next Tuesday affirm or modify the
opinion of Justice Wright of the supreme
court of the District of Columbia in sen
tencing Gompers to one year's Imprison
ment In the district jail for contempt of
a court order growing out pf the Bucks
History of Bucks Case. '
The Bucks Stove company of St. Louis,
which was put on the unfair list by Samuel
Gompers In his paper, the Amerlcun Feder
ationlHt, brought suit against Gompers and
the paper demanding that thje paper cease
publishing the company as unfair. The
case was heard on Its merits and a verdict
was rendered for the plaintiff company.
This verdict was sustained by Justice
Wright In an elaborate opinion going into
the whole subject of the rights of citizens
and the limitations to be placed on free
speech. An order was Issued by Justice
Wright calling upon Sampel Gompers to
desist from classing the company as unfair.
Gompers paid no attention to the order
of the court, but pounded away on the
company because of its non-unionism. Jus
tice Wright then haled Mr. Gompers be
fore him and the order of the court having
been completely ignored by the president
of the American Federation of I-abor,
sentenced Gompers to a year's Imprison
ment In the district Jail, that being the
maximum sentence in cases of contempt
An appeal was taken .to the circuit court,
which has had the case under consideration
for several months. It is now exptjted
that a decision will bo rendered on next
Tuesday and should the circuit court affirm
the decision of Justice Wright Gompers
will go to the supreme court of the United
Stales on that clause of the constitution
which provides that the freedom of speech
shall not be abridged.
The case is Interesting because of the
prominence of Mr. Gompers and the organ
ization which he represents. What effect
It will have upon the forces ot union labor
should Gompers have to go to Jail is prob
lematical. The enthusiasts in the ranks of
union labor and some of the firebrands of
the organization see dire consciences
ahead if the "Grand Old Man," as they
call Gompers, is compelled to serve a term
In Jail for violation of a court order which
is held by Gompers' attorneys as savoring
Climate and Cheese Blaklasjv
In a recent bulltln Issued by the bureau
of animal Industry, Department of Agri
culture, it is admitted, practically, that
climatic conditions in the various portions
of the United States where efforts have
been made to manufacture that delicious,
If somewhat odoriferous, Camembert
cheese, has been a failure. The bureau of
animal industry does not confess to abso
lute failure successfully to manufacture
Camembert, but It amounts to practically
a confession of failure. This condition.
It appears, la largely due to the fact that
cllmatlo conditions are unfavorable during
the greater part of the year in most of the
regions where factories have been located.
It is believed, however, that the cllmatlo
(Continued on Second Page.)
in Battle with
Fugitives from Oregon Penitentiary
Are Overcome by Officers After
Desperate Running 'Fight.
SALEM. Ore., Oct. 17. The battle that
began last night between a sheriff's posse
of sixty men and three escaped penitentiary
convicts was resumed early today with the
result that one of the convicts Is dead
and another seriously wounded. A third
was seriously wounded last night.
The dead man Is George Carter, sen
tenced from eastern Oregon, for horse
stealing. George Duncan waa shot and
probably will die. He also was serving a
sentence for horsestealing and Is believed
to have been Carter's partner. Albert Fer
ris Is In a serious condition. He was serv
ing a sentence for burglary. The men had
not moved any considerable distance before
daylight and were soon located, making
their way upstream and carrying Duncan
on a stretcher. The posse began shooting
hitting' almost at the first fire. When the
posse closed i.t or the fugitives Carter was
dead and the other two were too badly
Injured to make any further resistance.
Leade'of Zelaya Forces Slain During
Sharp Battle . Preceding Sur
render of the City. '
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 17. A special from
Blueflelds, by way of wireless from Colon,
The town of Chlje.' an important point
twenty miles above Nama; Is In the hands
of the insurgents. There was sharp firing
long before the place was taken. The
leader of the Zelaya forces and an opposing
officer were both killed.
It Is reported that San Carlos, a stratcglo
point on Lake Nicaragua,' has been cap
tured by Insurgents.
in Big Convention
Association .Holds Fourth Annual
Conclave in Chicago, with Large
CHICAGO, Oct. 17. The fourth annual
convention of the American Meat Pack
ers' association will be opened here to
morrow. Five hundred delegatea from all
parts of the country already have arrived.
Seventy-five delegates from Cincinnati
headed by Michael Ryan, president ot the
association, arrived tonight. Governor De
neen will welcome the delegates at the
opening ' of the convention tomorrow,'
M'CARREN HOLDS HIS OWN
New York Politician Keeps Up Game
Battle Against Effects of
NEW YORK. Oct. 17. State Senator
Patrick H. McCarren's fight against the
effects of an operation for appendicitis
which he underwent on Wednesday last
was reported tonight as progressing favor
ably. Callers were not allowed to see the
patient today, but Dr. Hughes, who has
charge of the case, assured all that the
senator's condition was encouraging. He
would not say positively that all danger
Revenue Cutter Aground
Amid Tempest-Tossed Seas
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17. Tempest-tossed
off Key West, with decks awash, anchor
chains snapping and great waves hurled
high In columns all about it, the revenue
cutter Forward, caught In the hurricane
that swept from Cuba to Florida a week
ago, made a great fight for safety, though
finally rur ground. An echo of the great
storm, the first official recital of how it
raged at sea, has reached the Treasury
department In a report from Captain F. G.
Dodge, the Forward's commander.
For ten days, says this report, the barom
eter had been above normal, with no Indi
cations of a hurricane until 11 o'clock last
Sunday night. Suddenly the barometer be
gan to fal.l and its descent was rapid. Th
wind Increased from a gentle to a moderate
breeze, with bard squalls of short dura
tion and Intervals ot calm.
At S o'clock Sunday mornlrgth barome
BOY MINER SUPREME JUDGE
Sympathetic Review of Career of
Judge Jacob Fawcett.
FACED BULLETS WITHOUT FEAR
Present Justice of Nebraska II I ah
' Court Early Developed the
Qualities that DlstlnauUh
In the Chicago Tribune of Sunday ap
pears an article giving the life history, In
narrative form, of Judge Jacob Fawcett
of the Nebraska supreme court. It ap
pears under the caption, "Boy Miner
Climbs to Supreme Bench," and draws
the lesson that the discipline and train
ing of honest poverty and service in the
volunteer army of the '60b has been most
valuable in building up character for those
who had the nerve to fight against all
obstacles. The writer in the Tribune says:
Among the lawyers who have achieved
distinction either at the bar or on the
bench none has acquitted himself with
more fidelity to the higher Instincts ot
the profession than has Jacob Fawcett
of Omaha, now on the supreme bench of
In the legal profession, as in all of the
avocations of life, there Is a growing de
mand tor more common honesty and a
growing, belief, that this common honesty
la more frequently found in .the' man
whose early , life started under , common
conditions and among common people.
In the early history of Judge Fawcett is
an Interesting story, familiar to many of
the old timers, especially the old soldiers
of Illinois and Wisconsin, showing how
the nobler qualities of the grownup man
had their starting point In the stanch
character and ripening experience of the
From Mine to Battlefield.
At the age of 14, with his mother dead
Jacob Fawcett was working with his father
in the lead mines in southwestern Wiscon
sin. After each day's work, by the light
of the candle, he would pore over the
war newa, following with avidity the move
ments of the great armies an.t the detailed
accounts pf the great battles.
His brother, a few years older, re
sponded to the first call for volunteers, and
all the mofe for this the father and mother
less family needed the 14-year-old , boy.
But the country needed him, too, as he
reasoned It out, and he begged the en
rolling officers who were raising a com
pany at Hazel1 Green, Wis., to let him
go as a drummer boy. Once enlisted, he
refused the drum and took his place In
the ranks with a musket In Company I,
Sixteenth Wisconsin Infantry.
At daylight Sundny morning, April 6,
1S62, this Wisconsin regiment fired the
shot which opened the great battle of
Shiloh, one of the blooilest battles of the
war. At sundown of the first day 250
men of the regiment had been killed or
wounded, and among the wounded was
the boy, Jacob Fawcett
On the morning of the j)th, two and a
half days after he had been wounded, the
doctors found Fawcett lying on some
aacks of corn on the deck of a steam
boat on the Tennessee river, and the sur
geon dressing his wounds learned that it
was his 15th birthday. There were weeks
of suffering In the hospital; there were
four months of painful hobbling about on
crutches. It was a time for the boy 15
years old to show a manly patience and
a strength of character and self-reliance
equal to the courage he had shown In
the battle of Shiloh. In due time he re
turned to duty, participating In the bat
tles and campaigns of his regiment, under
General Grant, through the years of '62
Sacceasful Pica for Freedom.
Fawcett was a bom lawyer, as suggested
at that time by the following Interesting
(Continued on Second Page.)
ter had dropped from 29.75 to 29.65 ivlthln
four hours. Then the Forward headed for
Man-'o-War Harbor. The strong gale, with
frequent squalls, precluded picking up a
mooring buoy and the anchors 'were
dropped. Several wheelhouse windows blew
In, the wind picked up tiie water and swept
it In solid sheets with terrific force.
At 10:65 a. m. Sunday, amid a terrific
blow from the east-northeast, but In a
moderate sea because of the protection of
Flemmlng key, the starboard chain parted,
and ten minutes later the port chain went
also. The Forward's head was hurled
around to port and at 11:15 it ran aground.
The vessel, saved from damage through
the careful handling of Its officers against
great odds and hazard of life, only needed
the emptying of Its bunkers and elimina
tion of other welglita in order to be pulled
off from Its soft resting place.
Was First Minister to Panama, Also
Representative to Argentina.
FORMERLY IOWA BUSINESS MAN
Engaged in Mercantile Trade at
Sioux City in 1832. .
HEADED PAN-AMERICAN FAIR
Also Represented llarvkeye "late at
Columbian Exposition In Chicago
Public Life Covered Wide
Field of Endeavor.
LONDON. Oct. 17. William I. Buchanan
of Buffalo, N. Y., former American min
ister to the Argentine republic and to
Panama, who had been closely Identified
with several Important American diplo
matic nilf-rlons, met a trngla death last
night on a London street. He was dis
covered lying on a sidewalk in Park Lane,
near the Amerlcun embassy, la a dying
condition a few minutes before U o'clock,
and was carried to St. George's hospital,
a short distance away. He waa dead when
the ambulance reached the hospital. The
cause of death Is hot known, but It ia
supposed that it resulted from heart dis
ease or apoplexy.
There were no marks of violence on
tho body, nor had robbery been committed.
The body was placed In the hospital
morgue and the police notified. The Iden
tity of the dead man was discovered this
afternoon through Inquiries sent out by
the management of the hotel where Mr.
Buchanan was staying. An' Inquest will
be held tomorrow.
Mr. Buchanan, who had come to Lon
don on a mission for the United States
government In connection with the Vene
zuelan claims, had been here for several
weeks. lie previously had visited 'Berlin
and Paris. He took up quarters at Clar
Idge's hotel, one of the most fashionable
In the city, which Is located about half
a mile from Park Lane
Won Fame In Havrker State.
SIOUX CITY, Oct. 17. W. I. Buchanan,
who was found dead near the American
embassy In London last night, may be said
to have got hla start on the road to promi
nence In Sioux City. - Coming to thin place
In U82. when ha was 29 years old, he
engaged In the crockery business. The
personality which aftei wards proved such
a valuable asset In public life soon won
him many friends here.
His work with the Corn Palace celebra
tion led to Ills appointment by Governor
Horace Boles in 1890 one ot two commis
sioners of Iowa to the World's Columbian
exposition, ut - Chlcano. -iie-. wan .? made
chairman tit tho ommltTee '"on agriculture
was appointed by Director General Davis
as. chief of the department of agriculture
of the exposition.
The news of Mr. Buchaian'a death comes
as a great shock to his hundreds of friends
Held Many Important Posts.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17.-Nows ot the
death of Mr. Buchanan came as a great
shock to his many friends in official
Washington. Since President Cleveland's
last administration,, Mr. Buchanan had Ir
regularly, It Is true, but with very short
Intervals of Intermission, been connected
with tbe Department of State in soma of
the most Important diplomatic work that
has engaged the attention ot the depart
ment and the uniform success that haa
attended his undertakings has caused him
to be regarded as one of the foremost
He was remarkably successful in the
relations with the 'Latin-American peo
ples, not only because of his complete
mastery of the Spanish language, but also
because of his ability to- enter Into the
peculiar mental processes of the South
and Central American people.
Former Sioux City Merchant.
Mr. Buchanan was born In Covington,
O., September 10, 1863. He went to Sioux
City, Ia., when about 29 years old, where
he 'entered business as a merchant 8o
well did he manage the Corn Palace ex
position held In that city that he was
called upon to represent hla state at the
World's Columbian exposition In Chicago.
Mr. Buchanan . was appointed United
States minister to the Argentine republlo
by President Cleveland In 1894. He de
voted himself to extending and Improving
American trade with South America gen
erally and with the. Argentine republlo
especially. Incidentally he negotiated a
reciprocity treaty between Argentina and
America that gave great promise of mu
tual benefit to the business Interests of
the two countries, but this treaty failed of
ratification by the. United States senate.
Mr. Buchanan, as director general, suc
cessfully managed the Buffalo Pan-American
First Minister to Panama.
Scarcely had hj finished his service as a
delegate to the second Pan-American con
ference, held in the city of Mexico In
1962, b.fora he was again drafted Into the
diplomatic service to become the first
United States mlnlrter to Panama, whum.
owing to his tact, h was able to adjust
many of the difficult Issues that had arisen
aa the consequence of the separation of
the province of Panama from the parent
state of Colombia.
Voluntailly relinquishing that post when
his work was done, Mr. Buchanan went to
S .utli America and later to Europe as rep
resentative of large business Concerns. But
soon another call came from the State de
partment and he went first to the Rio
Janeiro conference and then to Venezuela.
American concessions and diplomatic busl-.
mss generally were in bad shape In that
country and Mr. Buchanan succeeded In
arranging for a private settlement of tour
of the five great American claims against
Venezuela and for the reference to The
Hague tribunal of the fifth.
FIST BLOW CAUSES DEATH
IN QUARREL OVER MONEY
Edgar Uoodwla of Sashvl Kills
Adversary with Blow that
Break Man's Keck.
NASHVILLE. Tenn., Oct IT. With a flat
blow, Edgar Goodwin killed Eugene Wil
liams Instantly this afternoon, breaking his
nev-k. The men quarreled. It la said, over a
dollar. Goodwin was arrested.
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