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The Omaha Daily Bee.
For Nebraska Tartly ('lou.Vv
For Iowa Fair and Cooler.
For weather report e pur '.
VOL. XXX IX -NO. '22.
Erron in Orders Aboard Mississippi
River Packet Responsible
for Drownings.
Command to Hurry Caused Gangplant
. "
to Tilt and Throw reopie.
Men Permit Women to Go First and
Helpless Ones Are Lost.
. - . .1 TkM Bnffered I
- ....I trt I Dllll '
lonneetrd Account of lnt
f Terror.
LOL'l?. May U Federal Investiga
tion of the sinking of the packet city oi
Saltillo in the Mississippi
river at Glen
T'iiik. Mo.. night,
which cost twelve
lives, will begin a soon as the crew of the
ill-fated ves-el arrive here. The seven
passengers and five of the crew were
drowned by the tlltinit of the gangplank
when it hit a tree. That the loss of the
lives was due to the mistake of ordering
the passengers to hurry from the sinking
noat when It was near the shore, was the
assertion of Captain Crane.
"It waa a bad mistake." he falJ.
caused the passengers to wait a
ute befort trying to cross mi? biii".
,ione would have been drowned.
"t the tlmthe order .was given, however,
no human power could tell that the bout
M mas not going to roll over Into the river
T and drown every sould on board. It Is
easy to look back and see what we might
have done."
Chivalry Costa Uvea.
Testimony at the Inquest showed that the
..l.i. .-I.., f tha men. who Dermltted the
V I 1 I . tl 1 1 J VM. . .
women passengera to start across the gang
filank first, cost the lives of five women
and a baby. Captain Harry Crane ordered
ihe men to stand aside until the women
left the boat.
one of tha two bodies recovered was that
of Mis. Isaac T. Hhea of Nashville, fenn.
m if. f the nresldent of the St. Louis &
Tennehsee River Packet company, owners
of the boat. Tha other waa that of a negro
porter, Daniel C. Taylor.
Search for the
remaining ten bodies
was prosecutea an
day. 1
ljiie today D. J. Carrighan. second mate,
said the alarm on the boat was greatly In
creased by the cry of fire. Flamea were
seen to ahoot up from the furnace, but the
fire was extinguished by the water when
tha vessel listed. . .
Smoke from tlia lime kiln on the river
bank .and the high water prevented the
pilot from keeping tha channel. The boat
" itruck a rock concealed by the. water. In
wicXIng off. fteyifsaej. turned completely
iround. The steamer tonight Is on Us Bide
: almost against the bank..
Nineteen survivor arrived here today
with little bangage. Many of them suf
fered from exposure and were unable to
give an uocount of the night of terror
which they. oased through.
The dead:'" -
MISS ANN' RHfX' NAshville. Tenn
mrk itiAAC T. RHEA. Nashville, l?nn.;
Vxly recovered.
S V BAKE R, first clerk of the steamer.
MKd. JOSKI'lt HARRIS. Nashville.
ARCH IB PATTERSON, JR.. 2 years old.
WILLIAM. J. PICKETT, salesman, St.
'ko'VLETI POST, third "clerk.
MISS LUNA WALL. Nashville.
H ANI F.I, C. TATU3R. St. Louis, negro
...-., Hrulv reenvred.
I.K14 COLLINS. St. Louis, negro cabin
hov. ... . .
OAN1EL HOOAN. St. Louis, negro roust
The witnesses all paid tribute to the
heroism of S. C. Baker, clerk of the Sal
tlllo. who was swept overboard and
Irowncd: The coroner adjourned the In
Uuest until tomorrow.
The boat carried twenty-seven passengers
sioft of whom wer"e women nad children
vnd a crew of thirty. It left St. Louis a-
f o'clock with a heavy cargo, including a
aumber of cattle and live stock, and the
JLiyage was considered precarious beceus
ft the great amount of driftwood floating
In the river, due to the annual spring rise.
Mia. Rhea waa dragged from the water
alive, but died within an hour. The body
t Miss Ann Rhea was not recovered. Miss
txjutse Rhea, another daughter, escaped.
Vhey were enroute to their home In Nash
rllle after visiting frietds In St. Louis.
Olen Paik, the scene of the accident, is
a river landing, the chief buildings of
which are a general store, a boarding house
ind a cement plant. The place Is almost
Inaccessible to telegraph lines and the news
of, tha disaster came to St. Louis in a
roundabout way from Ktmmswlck and Sul
phur Springs.
Vessel Driven on Hock.
Shortly before reaching Olen Park the
Baltillo 'encountered a shoreward draw,
which waa fought frantically !y the pilots.
The engines Were reversed, but the efforts
10 prevent tha collision were unavailing.
As the big boat swung from the current
Inshore despite the reversed engines and
the ruddtr thrown hard over, it was
driven with Increasing speed toward land
and turned complete!) around.
With the noise of rending timbers and
the shrieks of women and children, pas
sengers, the cries of the crew and the
bellowing of the cattle, the vessel struck
a hidden rock and aank almost In reach
of land, at a point where tna water was
twenty feet deep.
Passenger! and members of the crew
clung to tha timbers, while those more
fortunate lent their aid Immediately ' to the
rescue of the helpless. The majority of
the paengera were in their cabins. The
coll lou came so auddrnly they were
plunged into tha water before they knew
what had happened.
Some of the aurvlvora of tha wreck of
Clty of Saltlllo arrived here thla morn
xH by train. They were without baggage
and some bad fw clothes. They were aent
to hotels and their homes.
Miss Louise Rhea, who lost her mother
and alster, could not walk unsupported.
Coroner Hensley of Pevely, Mo., began
an Inquest Into Mrs. Rhea's death today.
Several of tna survivors remained at Glen
Park to testify.
Tha City of Saltillo waa built at Jeffer
aonvllle. Ind., in 1SW and waa 300 fact long.
thlWy-seven feet wide and draw six and
a half feet. Tha tonnage waa 371 Tha
vessel is entered in the government bureau
Yf navlgat0R as a passenger boat. It was
r bound ftgateiWo, Ala., on the Tennessea
Jurors Weep as
Attorney Pleads
for Dr. B. C. Hyde
Address of Attorney Walsh Moves
Two of Panel to Tears Strong De
nunciation of State Witnesses.
May 12. Jurors wpi to
iy Frank P. Walsh de
wing address In behalf
n trial for the alltRed
Thomas H. Swope.
, -m Ueebe cried.
of Dr. 1
V. C. Cro
Much of
speech was d
r of Mr. Walsh's
junclng the state
ly vde lied on the
save lier hns
Ae said, prac
ftnl's wife as an
..hand In crimes the
for Intimating
wlir-ess stand
l,anj e life. Till
I tlcally palnti d th
accomplice 10 ner
state avers he committed. The attorney
spike several lime of taking tl e doctor
from his wife's side to "clioke hlrn like a
do on the gallows."
Members of the Swope family iinil other
persons who testified for the stme, clia-U'-fl
the speaker, had twisted th -lr te-tlm :n
to suit the needs of the prosecution. T..f
whole case. In fact, he said, a Imsiii
upon suspicions, rumors and conjectun s.
As for Dr. Hyde, Mr. Walsh ins'sfd lie
never wronged any man.
"Do you want to take the fllthv stiio.--tlon
that it win a pleasure to this man u
see Colonel Swope dl that he might ge
Hi- dirty money?" uxked Mr. Walsh.
'If Dr. Hyde Is hanged," coiitinur-1 the
attorney, "It will b: on the word of Mrs.
Logan O. Swope, the only witness who
testified that the physician knew of tin-
residuary portion of the Swope estate, the
explanation the mate gives for the ph: si- j
clan's reason for wanting to get rid of the
millionaire.'" i
Mr. Walsh took up the history of the)
case In greater detail in the afternoon spt-.-slon.
He followed out each event frutii the
death of Colonel Swope up to the present.
The attorpey estimated he would talk for
two hours. John S. Atwood, it was an
nounced, would speak for the state when
Attorney Walsh closed.
Fresh Blood to
Save Child's Life
Twelve Persons Respond to Appeal
for Little Girl Wasting? Away
in Hospital.
NEW TORK, May 12. Generous response
to, a child's appeal for aid of a sort requir
ing grent sacrifice brought courage today
to the relatives and friends of little Dora
Blumenthal to save whose life Infusions
of fresh, healthy blood are required.
Twelve persons announced themselves
ready to make the sacrifice and permit
their veins to be opened In an effort to
restore' vitality to the wasted body and
bring health back- to a frame shrunken by
tha sapping process of a dangerous malady.
in advertisement", appealing for help
brought the gratifying response recorded. '
Farmer Accuses
Girl of Robbery
H. Baug-hn of Harlan, la., Causes Ar
rest of Young Woman He Met
on Train.
SIOUX CVTY. Ia., May 12.-tPpecial Tele
gram.) H. Baifghn of Harlan, a rich re
tired farmer, appeared in police court this
morning against Miss Jessie Coleman of
Huron, S. !., and Dennlson, la. She sat
across from him In a Pullman sleeper from
Council Bluffs. Wednesday night she took
a neat beside him to talk with him. A
little later he missed his purse containing ,jown by tne department as to diet, clean
a ,i...r tum The vlrl was held'.. .
4 CLI1U uiiv -
to the grand Jury for larceny.
Sensation in
Heinze Trial
Defendant's Brother" Eiected from
Court for Passing Lie to Dis
trict Attorney Wise.
NF.W YQRK. May 12. A sensation was
created during the summing up in the trial
of F. Augustus Helnxe this afternoon when
Arthur P. Itelnxe, brother of the defend
ant, waa ejected from the court room for
having, it was alleged, disturbed the pro
ceedings by passing the lie to United States
District Attorney Wise during the latter s
Urand Jadr Iguorei Ctanriree Agnlnst
Alleared Kidnaper of Roberta
O. Juki,
PHILADELPHIA. May 12.-The grand
Juiy today Ignored a bill of Indictment
charging Ferdinand Cohen, the' hotel
waiter, with kidnaping and running away
with Roberta De Janon, 18 years old. It
Is understood the action of the grand Jury
today waa agreeable to Robert Buiat, the
millionaire grandfather of Miss De Janon.
Chauffeur Overhauled by
Flying Police Auto Squadron
Officer Corneau picked himself up out
of the dust at Sixteenth and Farnam
streets. lie looked to the westward and
saw the tail lights of an automobile fast
disappearing over the hill. He awora a
deep aea oath and hailed a passing motor
"Give ber full sail. Ton villains must
not live to tell the tale," he shouted, tak
ing command of the craft.
The trusty pilot, soon on high gear,
advanced tba spark and leaned over in the
seat until his manly chest hugged the
steering post. Then aa tha mighty machine
commenced to bore Into tha distance, he
eased tha throttle open.
Far Into tha vista of "gasoline row" a
whirl of dust betrayed the presence of tha
fleeting machine.
8Uptcr Corueaj looked at tba apoad in
Number of Cases Involving Rail Rates
Reached by Interstate Commerce
Cases Involving Traffic to Common
Points West.
South Omaha Stock Yards Wiling to j
Aid Departments.
,, senator. Dark In Wn.hlnKloi.
Annin Vfte'r Klylnw Trlu
!! Molina for
i From u Staff
WASH1XUTOX. May I.'. -.--ial TO
matn -K. J. McVaiin. uarilc oommis t'n(;.
of the Omaha oivnii' -rclul club and J. L.
Kellcjv g' lie'.ul manager of he'.'ngti.n.
are In Waslilnsiu.. p-iriloiiuue I" the
argument uf a number o' cases penllna
before the In :.-uo ice oftnm:-t ion
and instuted iy .he om.i'n t nunei c.ihl
club against the B irllngton mid jther
roads. ...
Agrument l.c.'liri n I no "' -r t"e
Commercial club cases today, invol.-ii.
.v .1. . . ir....n.l,
rates on umuer rrom -jiimiii
. ...I... ...1,. on. I KnlmflS I 111111111 HUlt. T
are two cases under mis capriim.
other cases filed oy t, o Commivclal c!ub
of Omaha against i!ic ' Uiirluit.m )mi
other roads, relate to rau-s on yellow pine
lumber from eoutli?rn polnt.i to Omaha.
Another case Is that o? the Commercial
club against railroads invo: vm .; rates o.i
butter, egga and poultry fr m Omaha to
eastern tieaboard points.
Still another case which ths Burlington
Is Interested aa well as a numbor of west
ern roads. Is that of the Louisiana Central
Lumber company, which involves rates on
yellow pine lumber from southern points
to so-called "combination territory In Ne
braska." The "combination" includes near
ly the whole of the prairie state and ex
tending west to the point where Colorado
rates obtain.
The suit of the Billings chamber of com
merce against the Burlington Involves
rates on less than car load lots to the
basin territory. .1. P. Reynolds, of Billings,
Mont., Is In Washington to present this
case for the chamber of commerce.
Indian Bill In Conference.
Senator Brown has been appointea cnair
man of the senate conference committee
having under consideration the bill author
izing the Omaha tribe- of Indians to sub
mit their clalmp to the court of claims.
With Senator Brown are Senator Suther'
land arid PurcelL the' house conferees being
frjarapbell of Kansas, McQuIre of Oklahoma
and Latta of Nebraska. The aenaw oiu
was considerably amended by the house
and Senator Burkett, author of the bill,
has not yet made up his nilnd whether to
accept the amendments or Introduce a new
bill w Ith hope of getting it through at
this session of congress.
Host t'bolern KxprrtnienU.
' Senator Burket has received advices from
General Manager E. Buckingham of the
South Omaha Stock Yards company that
his company will be pleased to furnish
facilities for conducting experiments look
ing to lnnoculatlon of hog for preven
tion of hog cholera. At the request of tho
senator, the Agricultural department will
at once advise the Stock Yards company
that thirty hogs will be needed to make
experiments and that a month or more
will be needed to demonstrate the effect
I the serum. Rigid rules will be laid
Ilness, etc.
Senator Burkett today Introduced a bill
to increase the limit of cost of the post
office at Columbus, Neb., from $05,000 to
$75 000.
Senator Crawford today secured a fav
orable report on his bill to Increase the
salary of the surveyor general of South
Dakota from $2,000 to $2,600 per annum,
lonana Hark Again.
Senators Cummins and Dolliver, who
spoke in Des Moines Tuesday night, de
fending their course in congress in attack
ing the tariff law and assailing the Ald-rich-Cannon
leadership, returned from
Iowa this morning. Both were in their
places In the senate today and were con-
ratulated by their insurgent colleagues.
Senator Cummins was greatly pleased with
his reception and that of Senator Dolliver
in Des Moines.
Ucneral Charles F. Manderson and wife
are In Washington, guests at the Arligton.
Mrs. Mndcrson comes to Washington to
attend the annual meeting of the board
of regents of the Mount Vernon associa
tion. J. R. Hays, pastmaster at Norfolk, Neb.,
and wife of Norfolk, Neb., are in Washing
ton. Mr. Hays comes to Washington upon
routine business in connection with his
Postmasters appointed are as follows:
Nebraska: Maskell, Dixon county, Hay
F. Snyder vice 10. L. Cook, reaigned.
Iowa: Plalnvlew. Bremer county. Amos
A. Lynes vice O. E. Krelger, resigned.
South Dakota: Novak, Lawrence county,
Nellie Clndel vice L. B. Lynn, resigned.
dicator. "Thirty miles, thirty-five, forty,"
the hand went creeping around.
"Mora sail," he bellowed. "We'll ram
her amldshlp and tie 'em to the mast."
"Forty-five, fifty, sixty," hummed the in
dicator. Then the blurr of dust came nearer and
then the two speeding clouds of road mist
merged into one. The grappling chains
were thrown across and the pursuers leaped
With his captives in tow. Skipper Cor
neau pulled Into tha haven of Eleventh
and Dodge streets.
"Got him on tha wing," waa hla only re
mark aa ha delivered a man who gave hla
name aa E. H. Dau, a chaffeur from Oak
land, la.
Dau la charged with breaking the speed
ordinance and Infracting the rules of the
road, la sugk cake mad, aod Jirtjvidad.
.lonos tries to slip in quietly without waking his wife, but lie forgot it was housecloaniiig week.
From the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Joint Convention Expected to Reach
Settlement Today.
Mrn May Real Honn from Whoever
Ihe Wl.h o to Walk Ont
Pending; Settlement of -Petty
(From a Slaff Correspondent.) '
DES MOINES. May 12.-(Spccial Tele
gram.) The wage scale for Iowa miners
rf xt year was practically disposed of to
day and it Is expected the Joint conven
tion tomorrow will complete the agree
ment and permit resumption of work at the
mines nxt Monday. The concessions on
both sides summarized are: - s
Conceded mlnr-rs .' "
An advance of 6.55 per cent for day labor.
An advance of 6 cents a ton for mined
Imposing a fine on mine foremen for
violating; agreement
Furnishing a man to take charge -of and
jinim uui tooib io miners.
A ( flat differential on mining machine
scale. . - .
The right' to reBLoua . from anyone
a torammion 10 eest nat conditions are
untie oeiier in tne mining camps.
Conceded operators
An assurance that the mlni vin nf ho
shut down pending a settlement of petty
grievances .without a fine of S? being im
posed upon each miner participating in
such shut down.
Woman Mixes vrlth enumerator, -
Miss Mary Anderson, proprietor of tne
Bachelors hotel, was indicted today by the
federal grand Jury for having refused .to
anbwer the questions of the census enumer
ators regarding the roomers at her hotel.
She claims that ahe gave all the informa
tion of which she was possessed. She was
the only person with whom the census men
hud trouble In Dee Moines.
Linemen Ask. Itnlae.
Union electric light, telephone and street
car linemen employed by the Iowa Tela
phone company, the Des Moines Electric
Light company and the Des Moines Street
Hallway company have asked a raise rang
ing from 10 to 15 per cent. An Increase
of 30 cents a day is asked for linemen and
SO cents a day for foremen. Linemen and
foremen now receive $3 a day. A walkout
Is probable.
Problem of Man on Snlary.
George M. Reynolds of Chicago, formerly
president of the American Bankers' as
sociation, spoke tonight at the annual ban
quet of group six of the Iowa Bankers'
association. Mr. Reynolds said today al
though there is an unusual demand on
banks and some, dlstrubed conditions due
to politics, the financial situation is ex
cellent. Mr. Reynolds says he aces on sign
of a reaction, but predicts that some solu
tion must follow the problem of the man
on a salary
In view of the high cost of
Vote on Long and
Short Haul Clause
Senate Reaches Agreement to Begin
Balloting Friday at Four
WASHINGTON. May 12.-The senate has
agreed to begin voting at o'clock tomor
row on amendmenta to the long and short
haul provision of the railroad bill, and to
conclude before the end of the legislative
Do you want a
second girl?
Second girls employed through
Bee want ads are Invariably good
They knowwhat work Is they
can do lots of It.
They read The Bee the good
ones they answer the advertise
ments of housewives.
If you need one, 'phone
Douglas 238 and the ad tkaer
will write your ad nnd tell you
what it will cost to run it two
or three times.
That's about all that is required.
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Hundred Thirty
Miners Entombed
by an Explosion
Accident Near Manchester, England,
May Result in Awful Loss
of Life.
MAXCHKSTER. ilay 13. An explosion
in the Wellington coal mine at Whitehaven
during last night cut off the exit from
the 13ti miners w ho were working below the
Rescue parties succeeded today in saving
four men. but were ; prevented by gas
from reaching the point where most of the
men are Imprisoned. Up to 1:30 o'clock
this afternoon no further rescues had
been accomplished.
Every indication was that the inner
workings of the mine were on fire and
there was tha gravest apprehension re
garding the entombed men.
Distracted crowds of relatives surrounded
the pit head and the scene waa distress
ing. .
The colliery la; $wned -by the earl of
Lonsdale. ahoV-rrs orfclhg-extend 'four, or
five - miles ttierieath the' sea. ' "
The spot -here the eighty-five hewers
and some fifty odd shiftmen, still im
prisoned, Were working at the time of the
explosion. Is about three miles from the
ahaft exit. The rescuers directed their
efforts to tunneling a road through the
accumulations blocking the passageway and
by mid afternoon had reached a point
within a mile of their goal. The progress,
however, was slow, as dangerous fumes
filled the workings.
Big Battleship
Takes to Water
Florida, Largest of American Dread
noughts, at New
NEW YORK, May 12. Flying the white
starred ensign of the United Slates navy
at Its stem, the Stars and Stripes at Its
stern and a string of gay signal pennants
along the 620 feet of Its deckltne, the battle
ship Florida, the biggest of the American
dreadnaughts built thus far. was success
fully launched at the Brooklyn navy yard
today In the presence of the vice president,
the secretary of the navy, the naval at
taches of all the powers and a crowd of
60,000 enthusiasts whom intermittent rains
had failed to keep away. '
The 21,825-ton fighting leviathan, built to
carry ten 12-Inch guns the concentrated
big gun fire of five ordinary battleships
gilded down the ways to tha strains of the
"Star Spangled Banner," played by the
navy yard and Twenty-ninth infantry
bands, while the crowd cheered and hun
dreds of river craft tooted their noisy
welaame. 4 11.1
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If the censua enumerator hs not got your name, or tbose of friends,
fill out this coupon, cut it from The Bee, fold It on the dotted line and drop It
In the neareat mall hoi with the address on the outside. Postage and envelope
are not necessary.
Author of Measure Insists There is
Reduction of Rates.
World-Wide Hiae in Prices, He ,
la Due to Increased Production
of Cold Nome Facts
and Klsjarea.
WASHINGTON. May l'.-SerenO E
Payne, author of the tariff law which bears
his name, entered Into a vigorous defense
of that measure in the house today. He
declared that the republican party's pledge
to revise the tariff downward had been ful
filled and that from whatever viewpoint
you look at it the law. shows a reduction in
rates: there were home increases for which
no apologies are madelbey were neces
sary for tha revnue; the commodities on
which the rates were reduced represent ten
times the value of the luxuries on which
th rate were increased; it waa a true
downward revision,' but the law has been
misiepreaenterl.- he- said,- by politician .with
oampalgn capital to. make and by trades
men creeping for pelf, Tho-fclgu cost of
living, he declared, Is due tb over-production!?
of .gold-. and-. Ls not common . to trie
United States, but is consistently paralleled
In Euaope.
This, briefly, was the defense of the tariff
law made today by Mr. Payne during the
debate In the house of representatives.
Misrepresentation Begins Early.
"Misrepresentation began," declared Mr.
Payne, "when the conference report came
in. Now and )then it started from the
tradesman who wanted to Increase the price j
of his goods and give the tariff as the rea
son. In ninety-nine cases out of a hundred
the assertion was false, as the tariff had
reduced the duty on the goods he was sell
ing. Before the bill was passed retailers
of woolen goods started 'the atory that an
Increase In the tariff Increased the price of
their goods. Not a single Increase was
made In a single rate of duty In the whole
woolen schedule.
' The first requisite of a good tariff," he
continued, "is that It must meet the expen
ditures of the government. From the day
this bill went into effect it has accom
plished all that was predicted for It.
Rise In Prices World Wide.
"The prices of commodities has been In
creased for ten years the world over. One
reason for the advance is not only the
great Increase In the production of gold,
but the cheaper methods of producing It.
The supply Is greater than the demand
and is obtained with lesa oust. As gold is
tlie measure of all values the commodities
are higher because of ita decrease In value.
This accounts in part for the general In
crease In prices.
"The increase In price are upon articles
on wmcn the duty has been lowered by the '
present law or else remain w here they were
under the Dlngley law. All kinds of farm
products, meats, butter, eggs, poultry, all
foods, hide, leathers, shoes and raw cot-
(Contlnued on Third Page.)
of the Census,
Federal Building,
German Scholars with Emperor Wil
helm in Their Midst Hear Address
on "The World Movement."
Former President Conferred with
Title, Doctor of Philosophy.
anjaaanajaf a
This is Keynote of Question of Ameri
can's Foreign Speech,
Adurraa Is Listened To lr Kmperr
William and DUtlnanUheri Com
irnuj of hnlnrs nnd
BKRI.IN, May U.-Theodore Roosevelt.
i former president of the I'nlted States, de
livered a lecture today on the topic "Th
World Movement" at the University of
j Rerun, and received from tho university
: the honorary doree of doctor of philoso
I phy. E;rp ror William honorsd the occa
sion with his presence.
It was the fust lime his ma.leaty had
graced a conferment and the courtesy was
significant In Mew of tho fact that the
German court Is In mourning for King Ed
ward. The rrremony of confering the degree
was stated and conducted with impressive
simplicity. Tiirre were no flags or em
blems of royally and the government and
the walls of the Aula were bare, save for
the rows of bimts of Germany's- famous
scholars and scientists.
Tho only touch of color was furnished by
the senators of the university with their
robes of scarlet and blue and the five
heads of the student corps, who wore
blue jackets, white breeches, Jack boots' and
I'artl-colored sashes.
Four hundred guests of the university,
who held cards of admission, were seated
when Kmprror William, accompanied Jsy
Mr. Roosevelt, entered from a side door of
the hall. As they appeared the university
choir chanted "Hell Dir 1m Slegerkrans."
(Hail To Thee in The Conqueror s Wreath.)
nistlnaoUbed Company Present.
The two were followed by Empress Au
gi.sie Victoria, Ptincesa Victoria Louise,
Prince and 1'iinccss Eitel Frederick, Trinca
and Princess August Wllhelm. Prince Adel-
bii, Mrs. Rousuveit, MIhh Koossvelt and
Kermlt itooseviit. The party took seats
which had been reserved for them on the
Surrounding them were seated American
Ambassador HU1 and Mrs. Hill, the other
ambassadors and their wives; Henry White,
formerly American ambassador to France,
and Mrs. White; Settt liow and Mrs. .Low.
American - Consul General .YhsCkera, St.
John Gaffaey, American consul, general at
Dreeden; Imperial Cliancaller ' Von Beth-mann-Hollweg,
J'oselfln Minister . ' Vort
Suhoen and the members of the cabinet.
On either side of thla Mock of chairs were
the senators of the university.
Mr. Roosevelt occupied a chair during the
reading of his address and at his aide stood
the heads of the student Corps with drawn'
swords. This striking guard of honor re
mained standing and almost imrnovabl for
tne tnree noma oi the lecture and cere
mony. The auditorium was filled to Its capacity
of 1,300 person j by tha faculty of the uni
versity, students and guests.
Rector Frich Schmidt opened the program
by giving an outline of the lire of Mr.
Roosevelt from the time he was a delicate
child until he became an African nlmrod.
When he had finished this sketch he In
troduced the former president, who was
received moht sympathetically.
Mr. Roosevelt appeared rugged and In the
pink of physical condition. His voice, husky
at first, gained strength ami clearness as
he proceeded and he was able to deliver
his complete written thesis of 9,000 w'ords
and to which he added extemporaneously .
from time to time by way of emphasis and
Mr. Roosevelt said the German emperor
had often been held up before him as a
statrsrrTan who was doing things which he,
the speaker, tfhould do. "I remember," ha
added, "that my friend, Dr. Prltchett, then
president of the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology at tloston, told me of the em
peror's Interest in and knowledge of tech
nical education.
"While in Aft lea I used to think there
was something wrong with the msll if It
did not bring a letter from Benjamin Id
Wheeler telling me of his admiration for
some feature of German life and of the
emperor's extraordinary qualities and kind
ness." Mr. Roosevelt referred to the fact, that
his own family was of low Dutch extraction
and of the indebtedness beginning with col
onial das of the United States to Ger
many In blood, Ideas and achievements.
.Military Virtnes F:xtolled.
During another digression from his set
speech and following hla remarks concern
ing military virtues, Mr. Roosevelt said:
"1 saw some of your German troops
march before the commander-in-chief yes
terday. I cannot understand how any Ger
man could look upon those soldiers without
a reeling uf pride at the physical and intel
lectual character or those soldiers from the
farm and shop, serving their time and then
: retiming to their work to be replaced by
' other and younger men. I can see only
hope for the future with such men. I
: would like to speak of the men of the
American civil war If 1 had time and tha
I voice."
1 Jr. r.oethe, dean of the faculty, of phi
losophy, followed and concluded a discourse
I in German by addressing the former prtsi
; dont In Latin.
j As Dr. Roethe iianded the new doctor hla
diploma the students saug the German na
tional hymn and the audience gay three
i chf ers.
: Tne emperor congratulated Mr. Roosevelt
I upon his lecture and its delivery, so cour
ageously accomplished under distressing
1 physical conditions. He talked with tha
! former president for six or eight minutes.
! The asvemblage waited until the emperor
and Mrs. Roosevelt had left the hall.
; Addreaa of Mr. Roosrtelt.
j "Today I am In Berlin university," began
I the speaker. "Yesterday I was in tha open
a'r university of the German army and
sat at the foot of the great master of that
i university."
He continued:
"The play of new forces Is as evident In
the moral and spiritual world as In the
N'ontinued on Third Pag-)