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; WASHINGTON, &TURDAY, JPTEMBER 23, 1.899.
Price One Csnt.
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SMDI1 BI THE BOERS
Resolutions Adopted by the Orange
Free State Volksraad.
Cecil Rhodes Charge That Members
C the 'Cape Parliament Have Re
ceived Money From the Trnimvnal
Gwvcrnment Offlclal Denial That
UiiKlnnd "Will Leaxe DelaRoa Iluy.
LONDON, Sept 23. The "Chronicle" in
n special edition prints a despatch from
Cape Town which says there is the best
authority for stating that the Volksraad of
the Orange Free Stale has unanimously
resolved to assist the Transvaal against
Dom Prederico Arouca, the Portuguese
Minister to Great Britain, denies the state
ment that England has arranged with his
government to take control of Delagoa Bay.
Nevertheless, it is persistently reported in
the city that Great Britain will take a lease
of Delagoa Bay from October 1. It is as
serted that the interview yesterday be
tween Right Hon. A. J. Balfour. First Lord
of the Treasury, and Lord Rothschild, was
in relation to this lease.
CAPE TOWN. Sept. 23. During the ies
sion of the Cape Parliament yesterday the
Hon. Cecil Rhodes, who has hitherto pub
licly deprecated tie possibility of hostili
ties, repeated the charge that several
members had accepted money from the
Transvaal, with which government, he
added, ""England is now on the verge of
BERLIN, Sept. 23. The '"National Zel
tung," commenting on the Transvaal sit
uation, says that the British cabinet has
been assured that the complications will
not spread beyond South Africa. The
members of the cabinet, the paper says,
are averse to war.
Great Britain will preserve everywhere
big fleets, and if necessary can use consid
erable land forces. The gravity of the sit
uation so far as the Boers are concerned,
Js due to the general feeling that in case
the trouble is protracted and bloodshed en
eues the British position in China and be
fore Constantinople and elsewhere will not
be disturbed. By this it is understood that
none of the continental powers will inter
fere between Great Britain and the Trans
vaal. Judging from present indications
there is no probability of such a contingency
TO BE BEAR ADMIRALS.
Cn'iitniitH McCormick and Barker
Qualify for Promotion.
Capt. Alexander H. McCormick and Capt.
Albert S. Barker. United States Navy, have
qualified for promotion to the grade of Rear
Admiral to fill the vacancy caused by the
ieath of Rear Admiral Picking and the va
cancy that will be caused by the retire
ment Qf Rear Admiral Howison on Octo
bor 10. CapL McCormick is the command
ant of the Washington navy yard. On re
ceiving his promotion Captain Barker will
fee appointed president of the naval exam
Commander Asa Walker. Lieutenant
Commander William P. Potter and Lieut.
Henry Minett have qualified for promotion
to the grades of captain, commander and
lieutenant commander, respectively.
HELD ON A CUBIOTJS CHABGE.
A. Supponed Suicide Said to Have
I'h Id Another Muii to Kill Him.
ENGLISH, Ind., Sept. 23. The excite
ment during the last forty-eight hours
over the report that Thomas Bauman did
not commit suicide one year ago but hired
another man to kill him, paying $500 for
the EC-vice, culminated last night in the
arrest of Peter R. Boyle upon the charge
Indicated. He gave a bond of $2,5C0 to ap
pear before the grand jury in October.
Boyle, who was formerly a newspaper
man but is now a farmer, makes light of
the charge. He admits that Bauman of
fered him the $500, but says that it was
oflered to half a dozen others.
)L "Woman Influenced by Her Huwlinnd
Two Hundred Mile Away.
' BUTTE, Mont., Sept. 23. County Clerk
E. G. Barnum has put his wife to sleep by
hypnotism from a train two hundred miles
from here. The trial was arranged as a
test, 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon being
set as the hour.
Each was in charge of a party of friends,
and after the woman had been put to sleep
and kept so five minutes Barnum from
the train ordered her to wake and she
A "Woman Severs Her Tonprne.
GREENWICH, Conn.. Sept. 23. Mrs.
Jennie Miller, of Port Chester, N. Y., at
tempted to cut off her tongue Thursday
night because her neighbors had been say
ing that she had too much of it. She has
been an invalid for several years and has
become despondent. During the day a vis
itor made a remark about her having too
much tongue. Mrs. Miller brooded over
this remark, and in the evening when alone
she seated herself in front of a mirror and
cut off a part of the tongue. She was un
conscious when found. A physician dress
ed the wound.
To Be Tried on Conspiracy Charges.
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 23. Judge Mc
Pherson, in the United States district
court, this morning fixed October 9, for the
trial of former United States District At
torney Ellery P. Ingham and his former as
sistant in office, Harry K. Newitt. They are
charged with conspiracy with the Jacobs
Kendig gang which issued the famous $100
Monroe head counterfeit.
Increase of "Yellow Jnck.
The yellow fever at Key West is still in
creasing. Surgeon General Wyman's ad
vices from Key West today state there arc
thirty-eight new cases and five deaths.
Two deaths are reported from New Or
leans, there being no new cases. There
are five cases of the fever in New Orleans.
Senator Piatt Visits the President.
Senator Piatt visited the White House
and the War Department today to look
after, as he said, some minor appointments.
The Senator arrived in Washington last
night and had a talk with Governor Stone,
of Pennsylvania, but neither would make
any statement as to the purpose of the in
terview. General Hetb's Condition.
Gen. Henry Heth continues critically
ill. He remains in a semi-unconscious con
dition most of the time.
(jnmhci' and mill work at lowest
(rices if au see F. Libbcy '
X. Y. av.
TROUBLE BREWING IX SAMOA.
Reports That'Yhe People Complain
They Have Becu Deceived.
BERLIN. Sept. 23. A special correspon
dent of the "Cologne Gazette," who is
making a trip through Samoa, cables that
everywhere he, has gone he has encounter
ed growing discontent among the Samoans
who are complaining that they have been
The three governments interested must
act quickly, the correspondent says, or
there will be another outbreak. This state
ment is made on tn"euutbority of old set
tlers and reliable natives who understand
the situation thoroughly. Chief Tamasese
still keeps up his own government.
The people regard the visit of the mem
bers of the commission to Tamasese's wed
ding as a recognition of his claim to the
DxtEYTUS MEETS HIS CHILDB.EN.
They Arrive at Carpentras, Accom
panied by ,31 me. Ilndnuiur.
PARIS. Sept. 23. Mme. Hadamar, the
mother of Mme. Dreyfus, has arrived at
Carpentras with the Dreyfus children. It
is thought that the Dreyfua famliy will re
main at Carpentras for two months or
HETJBEATJX'S SON IN REVOLT.
OraniziiiK' a Force of Troop Near
the Haitleu Border.
SANTO DOMINGO, Sept 23. Ulysse
Heureaux, son of the late President of
Santo Domingo, has organized a body of
several hundred troops in the district of
San Juan, near the Haitien border. Heur
eaux is only about twenty-three years
eld, and it is generally believed that he is
being used as an instrument by officials
of the former government, who are ex
pecting nothing from the Jiminez party.
They purpose to contest the coming elec
tion with a candidate of their own.
The present temper of the people woulJ
seem to indicate that the election wi.l be a
serious struggle. The former government
has a strong hold upon the people, despite
the unpopularity of some membsrs.
The soldiers are dissatisfied at not re
ceiving any pay.
FAST TIME TO HAWATX
Several' Snllluir Vessels Make lie
HONOLULU, Sept. 15., via San Francis
co, Sept. 23. Several sailing vessels have
made remarkable records recently. The
ship Marie Hackfield arrived here on Sep
tember 12, 106 days from Hampton, break
ing the record. One day she covered 300
miles. The American bark Coalinga came
in the same day. 106 days from Carteret, N.
J. She made 300 miles one day and her
whole vcyags was very fast.
The British steamship Victoria arrived on
September 13 from the Madeira Islands
with 343 Portuguese and Spanish laborers
under contract to' work the sugar planta
tions. They are pretty low-giaie peep e and
of every age.
COMING TO THE YACHT BACES.
Lord Clin r I ex Beresford Sails Today
From Enclnnd. -
LONDON, Sept. 23. Rear Admiral Lord
Charles Beresford, Sir James Pender, M.
P., and Judge Jackson, sailed today for
New York to witness the international
SOUTHAMPTON, Sept. 23. Capt. Ben.
Parker, cf the German Emperor's yacht
Meteor, sailed today for New York.
THE SEYMOUR. MEMORIAL.
A Bronze Bunt Donated hy Dr. Georjre
UTICA, N. Y., Sept. 23. A handsome
bronze bust of the late Governor Seymour,
surmounting an imposing granite shaft,
was unveiled on the grounds of the Munson
Williams Memorial Building, in the pres
ence of several thousand persons yester
day afternoon. The bust is the gift of Dr.
George L. Miller, President of the Omaha
Exposition, and a close friend and admirer
of the late Governor Seymour. For ten
years it has stood on the premises in front
of Dr. Miller's mansion, just outside of the
city of Omaha. About a year ago Dr. Mil
ler decided that the proper place for it was
in the city of Utica, where Governor Sey
mour was .best known And remembered;
hence its unveiling here today. Governor
Roosevelt participated in the ceremonies
and delivered an address.
A 0.uIcUllver Mine in New- York.
NEW YORK. Sept. 23. A quicksilver
mine has been found in New York. Work
men are digging for mercury today on the
building lot. !60, Thomas Street, owned by
Edward Polschke. A stratum of the metal
lies only a few feet below the surface. It
is imbedded in sand, from which, however,
it is easily freed. Expert metallurgists
are examining the ore to determine its
quality. The discovery was made yester
day while an excavation for the founda
tion of a new building was going n. Out
of a small space fourteen pounds of quick
silver was taken by one laborer. Some
of ,the workmen observed two days ago
that the dirt which they shoveled was ex
traordinarily heavy. Then it was remark
ed that it had a peculiarly shiny appear
ance. Two hundred cartloads of dirt has
been taken Troni tne'plhde before it was
suspected that 4t contained mercury.
Very few depositsdT quicksilver have been
found in -the 'East. Ttoe market value is
$14 a pound.
State Rights in Telephone Service.
LINCOLN. Neb., Sept. 23. The supreme
court has rendered a decision to the effect
that the .state actlngV .through its legally
designated agent, -the State board of trans
portation, has the. right to control the tele
phone compamfOf the State, compel a
showing of earnings, and fix rates for the
monthly rental ofrtolephones and tolls be
tween towns in this State. The legislature
of 1897 placed telephone, telegraph, and
express companies on the same footing as
regards State supervision and control as
railroad companies. An Omaha Populist
made a complaint asking that the rentals
for telephones "be fisted at $2 a month. The
companies tried to etljoin the board from
acting with the resnlti stated.
Pardoned hy the President.
The" President has pardoned William
Joyce, convicted In the District of Colum
bia July 20, 1897, for absconding with
money. Joyce will be released December
24. The President has also commuted the
sentence of Annie Askins, convicted March
8, 1899, on ten different .charges of shop
lifting In the District of Columbia, aggre
gating 870 days' imprisonment. She was
commuted to one year's actual Imprison
ment. fS.CS Washington to Jfew $S.G5
York and Return via Pennsylva
On account of the Admiral Dewey Celebration
in New York, on September 9 and 30 the Penn
sjlvania Railroad Company -will sell excursion
tickets Irom Washington to Kew York on Septem
ber 28 and 23. good to return until October I,
at rate of ?S.G5 for the round trip.
Large sale of new Carpets at Sloan's, 1407 G
st., next week. Will be sold in lots to suit.
Immense stocks Umber boHght
before the rise therefore Jow prices. 6th and
i X. Y. ac
Gelestials Not to Be Given Tempor
ary Lauding Privileges;"
War Department Officials Deny That
a Concession "Will Be Made Pend
ing: tlie -Adoption of a Definite Pol
icyFriendly Relations Said to lie
Threatened hy the New Difficulty.
The report that Chinese will be allowed
to land in the Philippine Islands 'tempora
rily, pending the adoption of a definite
policy by the Government is vigorously
denied by the War Department
The question was considered at yester
day's Cabinet meeting, at which time it
was decided to ask General "6tfe for 'a re
port on the subject. Until this is receive!,
General Otis will bo allowed to use his
own discretion in all" cases affecting the
landing of Chinese in the Philippines.
The matter, as has been stated, was
brought to the attention of the Cab.net by
the recent protest made bV'the tihiriese
Minister that a shiload-of six hundred
Chinamen had been prevented from land
ing by General Otis. It Is the desire o! the
Administration, the officials say, to do
everything possible to maintain the exist
ing friendly relations between the United
States and China, but if General Otis
thinks, as he has already stated, that the
exlgeiiies of the Philippine rebellion de
mand the exclusion of the Chinese from
the Philippines, ho will be sustained by
As stated in yesterday's. Evening
Times the question will not be fully decid
ed until Congress determines whether or
not the? Chinese shall be allowed to free
ly enter the archipelago. Whatever action
the President may take on the report of
General Otis, his decision will only be a
temporary one. Some of the Cabinet mem
bers take the position that if the Philip
pines are to be retained as American ter
ritory, the Chinese should be ruled out of
the colonics as they arc out of the United
States. These Cabinet officials contend that
if they are admitted freely, they will soou
overrun the archipelago.
It is urged by the Chinese government
that the presence of Chinamen in the Phil
ippines at this time is an advantage to the
Americans. That government claims that
the Chinaman is the best immigrant to de
velop the country and, as they are piiieea
bly Inclined, will give no trouble to the
military authorities. The outcome of the
question Is most important as it promises
to affect materially the relations existing
between this country and China.
THE ATTACK NEAE ANGELES.
The "War Department DItnrbed by
A cable message was received at the War
Department today from General Otis giv
ing the details of the ditching cf a tra'n
yesterday near Angeles by the insurgents.
The details of the Insurgent attack were
published in The Times of this morning.
General Otis' report follows:
Manila, September 23, 1SW.
Adjutant General, Washington:
Insurants succeeded in derailing section cf
train jcstcrday short distance from Angeles. Then
made attack on railway guards. ItcMilt, Cjptain
1'irry, quartermaster, slightly wounded in arm;
Private Charles Zicmans, Hospital Corp, killed;
Private Sam fctcele, Company I, Seenteenth In
fantry, severely wounded; Civilian Cliarles S.
Trice, slightly wounded, and unknown Chilian
killed. Insurgents driven, leaving six dead in
their tracks, and troops immediately sent in
pursuit. - . OTIS.
This demonstration of the insurgents is
regarded as .far from encouraging at the
War Department. Angeles is only about
thirty-five miles-north of Manila and was
recently taken by General MacArthur after
the hardest kind of fighting. The capture
of the town was only effected after an en
gagement lasting two days. It is the mo3t
advanced point yet occupied by the Ameri
The insurgents are entrenched in force
at Tarlac, which is only three miles fur
ther north. "
No report has been received of any .ad
vance being made by General MacArthur
on Tarlac and the fear Is expressed that he
will even have to return from Angeles.
General Otis cabled the War Department
today that tie Iowa volunteers left yes
terday for the United States. He said:
Manila, September 23, 1S39.
Adjutant General, Washington:
The Senator left vestcrday, Iowa'' Volunteers;
49 officers. 765 men." Left in Manila four men
sick, one in hands of insurgents. Four officer;
111 men discliargeu ticre.
ALGER TO BE A GUEST.
The Former Secretary iWill Attend
the Banquet to Dewey.
DETROIT, Mich., Sept. 23. Russell A.
Alger will be one of the President's fifty
guests at the banquet to be tendered Ad
miral Dewey at the White House on Octo
ber 3. Mr. Alger received an Invitation to
the affair, dated several days ago, and act
ing entirely Independent of his friends, for
warded his acceptance. The banquet will
be largely attended by Government officials
and Mr. Alger will be one4fthq(few pri
vate citizens to be present on the occasion.
The friends of Mr. Alger, in explaining his
acceptance of the invitation, in view of the
unpleasant termination of his official ca
reer, say that he is too broad and cqureoug
to refuse to take part ir a function In hon
or of the country's hero, however embar
rassing the occasion might be to him per
sonally. Mr. Alger is in Chicago on busi
ness and upon his return iere will start
for Washington to be among the first to
welcome Admiral Dewey.
The Bribery Cases Postponed.
HARRISBURG, Sept. 23. It will not sur
prise many persons to learn that the trial
of the legislative bribery cases against
former Senator John J. Coyle and others
has "been postponed until the January term
for the alleged reason that the calendar is
so crowded as to make it practically impos
sible to take up the bribery cases. The
continuance will place them at the head of
the list for the January term. Represen
tative Robert K. Young has been here for
several days In consultation with Charles
H. Bergner, special counsel for the house
committee appointed to prosecute these
cases, and says there will be no contin
uance of the cases at the instance of the
prosecution. It has been rumored for some
time that one of the chief witnesses in the
cases would not be here, and this may have
had something to do with the postpone
D. & O. Weel-End Country Excur
sions. Tickets sold Saturdays and Sundays leood to
return until Monday following, at gVcdtly re
duced rates from Washington to 'Cliarlestown,
Frederick, Annapolis Junction, and intermediate
Breathe Some Good Salt AirTomor-
Chesapeake Beach. 2 excursion trains tomorrow
leave Chesapeake Junction 10 and 11 a. m. Good
refreshments. Bathing. Boatimr. Crabbimr. Fish
ing. 50c round trip. Take Columbia -cari f$rvi
V. 1 liMt Iinarila ! fK .
per 100 ft. at 6th and N. Y. arc Others ak'ri
AUSTHIAN 3IINlSTY ODT.
Continued Disagreement With Hnn
BHry Over the Aaso-leica.
VIENNA, Sept. 23. The Austrian min
istry has resigned. The ministry of Count
Thun-Hohensteln completed the ausglelch
with Hungary, which is published in to
day's official Journal. The ausglelch Is an
agreement. In which the, cost of the ad
ministration of common affairs In the
Austrian-Hungary monarchy is borne by
both parties in a proportion agreed upon
from time to time by the two parliaments.
Last May it was said fhatAhe friction
was so intense that it was probable that
both the Austrian and Hungarjan. cabinets
would resign. Aftjr the officjal publica
tion of the ausglelch the Austrian cabinet
resolved to Tetire, aud CountThun-Hoh-enstein
submitted the resignation to the
Emperor. It is not knowq as yet whether
the Emperor will summon a (ministry of
Rightists or Functionaries.15 j
No matter Avhich party isr called to
power, it is certain that the ordinances re
garding the language will be abrogated.
Heretofore the Croatians ' and Slavonians
were allowed to use their own language
In parliament, and this caused dissatisfac
tion and led to rioting. The Germans in
sisted that only the official language of
Austria should be used. "
DEWEY PARADE PLANS.
Details Completed by the Local Re
Tho details for the two big parades to
welcome Admiral Dewey have been com
pleted and are as follows: The marshals of
tho various divisions will teport to the
chief marshal of the civic parade at 6:15
p. m. The marshals will form their re
spective divisions and report at the Peace
Monument at 7 o'clock in readiness to
start. The Admiral will arrive at 6:50 and
will bo escorted to the White, House by a
troop of cavalry'. When the Admiral pre
pares to leave the Executive Mansion a
signal will bo given and the parade will
move, up toward Fifteenth: Street.
The line of march will bo up Fifteenth
Street to Pennsylvania Avenue, and west
on Pennsylvania Avenue to Eighteenth
Street. The saluting point will be In
Pennsylvania Avenue, between Fourteenth
and Fifteenth Streets, so as to avoid the
sharp turn in front of tho reviewing stand.
After the" parade, red fire will be used to
illuminato Seventeenth Street, from Penn
sylvania Avenue to Connecticut Avenue
and K Street, as the distinguished naval
hero will be the guest of Mrs. Washing
ton McLean, and will return" to the Mc
Lean mansion over the above route.
On the following day the civic escort of
the military parade will form in K Street
near the McLean mansion, at 10 a. m. The
escort with the Admiral will leave at 10:30
and move down Seventeenth Street to
Pennsylvania Avenue. The first brigade
will consist of three battalions of marines
and two battalions of sailors, headed by
the Marine Band; four troops of cavalry,
headed by the Third Cavalry Band; sev
eral batteries of light and siege art.l ery,
General Miles and staff, army and navy
officials, governors of States, and their
staffs, and visiting State militia. The
second brigade, which will foliow the clvl;
escort and the Admiral, will consist of the
District National Guard, headed by the
President McKinley and the Cibiaet will
not take part in the day parade, but will
proceed to the Capitol ahead of the profes
sion and Admiral Dewey v,i.l be the cen
THEIR TRIP ABAKDOJMED.
Atlnntn Trooper AVtU Jfot Attend
the Dewey Celebration.
ATLANTA, Ga.. Sept. 23. The Govern
or's Horse Guards wilt not go to. New York
to meet Dewey. The members of
the company have decided that it will
be impracticable for the troop to attempt
the trip at this time, and though there has
been no official meeting to decide the mat
ter it is settled that the trip Kill be aban
doned. There are several reasons why the
troop will not make the trip. The first
and most influential is the fact that horses
canot be obtained in New York, so that the
troopers might be mounted in the parade, it
was at first proposed that tho Atlanta
cavalry take mounts from this city, but
that plan was abandoned when it was con
sidered that the Southern horses might
suffer from the change of climate. It has
been decided definitely that the staff officers
of Governor Candler will not make the trip
in the uniform of their rank. If the staff
officers go to see Dewey they will wear
Two companies of the Twenty-ninth regi
ment left Fort McPherson yesterday after
noon over the Southern Railway, Colonel
Hardin commanding. Early this morning
three trains were placed on the side track
at the fort and it was announced that the
soldiers might get aboard. The men with
full equipments hurriedly made their prep
arations to leave.
A LETTER FROM THE AD3UXRAL.
Dewey's Sympathy for General IJnt
, terlleld in His Ileccnt Illness.
COLD SPRINGS, N. Y., Sept. 23. Gen
eral Butterfield has received the following
letter from Admiral Dewey:i
Gibraltar, September 7, IS!).
Dear General: I was exceedingly sorry to learn
from the "Xew York Tribune" it August 22 that
jou had 'been quite ill, jour 'illness being at
tributed to overwork in connection with the re
ception to be git en in my honor.. The same paper
stated, however, that jou were then much bet
ter. 1 sincerely hope that the attack wai of
the briefest, andj Hut jou are iow in the bcrt
possible condition. The bunkers of the Olympia
arc now oeing stored to tneir ..utmost capacity
with coal, so that there raaj- tip no delaj- in our
arrival at New York by the 23th instant. We
shall on Sundaj-, the 10th, sail for that port.
With kindest regards vorj sineerelj-,
"WT2L JOIN IN THE WELCOME.
Dominion Soldiers to'Pnrtlclpntc In
the Dewey Greeting.
TORONTO, Sept. 23. The Forty-eighth
Highlanders Regiment of, Toronto, under
command of Colonel Cosbyf,had a meeting
at the city armory last nigfit and accepted
the invitation of the Dewey celebration
committee to attend the -demonstration in
New York on Friday nid Saturday next
week. It was decided. tOj leave here on
Thursday afternoon, so as to arrive in New
York early on Friday morning.
Their uniform includes the Scotch high
land kilt a gigantic bearskin cap, a red
tunic crossed with whits sash, a 'tartan,
skirt" resembling a short pattjeoat, and low
shoes and socks, leaving part of the leg
to above the knee exposedi ,.'The regiment
is 365 strong, and is headed by Drum
Major MacClay, -who stands six feet eight
Misslssippinns Coins? o' New "York.
JACKSON, Miss., Sept. 23,. It is offic'ally
announced that only one military company,
the Walthal Guards, Captain Martin and
forty men, of Meridian, wll attend the
Dewey reception In New York. Adjutant
General Henry, Colonel ,E- "Jf. Scudder, of
Vicksburg; Colonel Levy, of tWest Point,
and other members of the governor's staff,
will also attend. They leave here Sunday.
Norfolk (i ltd Wash, btenjubont Co.
Delightful autumn trips jalyto Old Faint
;htliu autumn trips ilaiw-jt
t. Newport News, NcrlolkJ Ti
can View. Kor schedule ee
Comfort. Newport News, Norfolk; Virginia Beich,
and Ocean View. Kor schedule ee page 7.
i Others are advancing out lowest
prices still prevail ln"(lumbctJ6th & N. Y. i
BROOKE 10 LEAVE QUBA
The Governor General Worn Oat
by His Duties.
He Is Expected to Leave lor the
United States at an Early Date."
Iiikcly to Be -Succeeded by "Wood,
if It Is, Decided to Continue the
TOUItary Government in the Island.
Owing to the satisfactory reports re
ceived from Cuba, It Is said at the War
Department, the military governorship of
the island may be withdrawn sooner than
was at first expected. Administration offi
cials state that no definite time has been
decided upon for the change, but that the
subject Is being considered by the Presi
dent General Brooke will soon visit the United
States and it is stated on the highest au
thority that while here ho will be appoint
ed as a member of a board, whlch will
draw up a civil code for the government of
Cuba. This code will be presented to Con
gress for ratification.
General Brooke some time ago signified
his desire to visit this country as he is
worn out by the. onerous duties he Is called
upon to perform as the Governor General
of the Island.
General Lee, the Military Governor of
the province of Havana, will also vis.t the
United States within the next month. The
Secretary of War has In contemplation the
withdrawal of the troops In Cuba as soon
as the yellow fever season Is considered
closed. Only enough men will be retained
in the island to perform the necessary
guard and police duty. This step would
have been taken earlier, it is said, but for
the outbreak of yellow fever.
It was stated today that, "while the Ad
ministration is thoroughly satisfied with
the course pursued by General Brooke in
Cuba, he will. In all probability, not be
sent back to the island. It is thought that
he will be succeeded by Gen. Leonard
Wood, who is now governor of the prov
ince of Santiago. This, of course, will not
be done If. as is now thought, the military
control of the island passes at an early
date into the hands of the civil depart
ments of the Government.
A LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT.
IS l lteeoiieentrado's Editors Make n
Second Appeal for n Henrlnjc.
The editors of "El Reconcentrado," the
suppressed Havana newspaper, have re
ceived no reply from the President in re
sponse to their communication of the 15th
instant, appealing from Secretary Root's
decision which approved General Ludlow's
act In stopping their publication. The Cu
ban editors are anxious to, hear from the
President. They insist that they have a
right to be heard and today sent him the
Washington, D. C. September 23, 1S09.
To the President?
On the 15th instant we addrtssed a communi
cation, calling jour attention to the resolution
of our case of "El Reconcentrado," suppressed
bj- Gen. William Ludlow the 1st of August. We
appealed to Secretary Itoot the 12th of Augti-t for
redress of said order, and a month later we re
ceived ap endorsement to our petition signed bj-.Sctictarj-
Hoot, in which he approved of General
Ludlow 'a order.
We appeal to-vou again, Mr. President, to take
this nutter up and jsuo the neceiarj- instruc
tion, permitting us to appear before the courts'
of juNtiee, to answer tor the supposed charges
that have been made against us, for we are suf
fering grat damage in our business, and we
want to clear from our nam; alt suspicion of
faults that we have not committed. Very rcs
pectfullv, niCAHDO ARNAL'TO,
A SCHLEY-SAMPSON PROBLEM.
Relative Places of Xnvnl OfUecrs In
the Dewey Parade.
NEW YORK. Sept. 23. Rear Admiral
Philip is today wrestling with the Sshley
Sampson problem in a new form. The
Dewey reception committee yesterday held
a long session over the relative places in
the land parade, which should be assign
ed to the two officers. These questions
puzzled the committee and were finally
turned over to Rear Admiral Philip for
The point is whether they should ride
in the same carriage in the Dewey parade
or in separate carriages. Then, in the lat
ter instance, who should have the right of
line Sampson or Schley?
Should not Sampson's carriage be just
in front of Schley's because the former will
be officially In the parade as commander
of the North Atlantic squadron? Then,
again, although Schley will be here simply
as the city's guest,, should not his carriage
come first, as he ranks Sampson two num
bers in the navy list of rear admirals?
HE CHARGES A CONSPIRACY.
John P. 3Iny Sues Insurance Com
panies for DnmrtKCM.
Suit for ?19,500, claimed as damages, was
instituted today by John F. May, against
the Life Insurance Company of Virginia,
and the Metropolitan Life Insurance Com
pany of New York, both of which, he al
leges, entered Into a conspiracy to prevent
him from obtaining employment, by plac
ing his name upon the "black list."
The plaintiff explains in his declaration
that some time ago he was engaged by the
defendants in different capacities, but that
they entered into a combination between
themselves and other Industrial insurance
companies to injure him, and did by such
"unlawful and wrongful and malicious acts
prevent him from obtaining and retaining
Mr. May states that in J.SS9 he entered
Into the service of the Metropolitan Life
Insurance Company and continued 1n it3
employment for five years, and was pro
moted from agent to assistant superin
tendent. In 1894 he resigned his position
and entered into the employ of the Life
Insurance Company of Virginia in 1S37,
and continued in Its service for about a
year, when he resigned. He also states
that, though he was In every way compe
tent, by the unlawful acts of the defen
dants he was unable to find other emp oy
ment until July 22 last, and for this he
asks $2,500 damages. On the date last
mentioned, he alleges, he again made ap
plication to the Metropolitan Life Insur
ance Company for employment and was
appointed its agent, and that the Virginia
company, to deprive him of his employ
ment, persuaded the former to discharge
tho plaintiff from its service. For this the
plaintiff claims $2,000 damages. Further,
because, as her alleges, the Life Insurance
Company of Virginia placed his name upoa
the "black list" he claims $5,000, and by
reason of the alleged unwarranted dis
charge of the plaintiff by the Metropolitan
Life Insurance Company of New Yo.k he
claims $10,000. ,
KOltFOLK &.WASH. STEAMBOAT CO.
$:i.50 Grand Excursion. f3.no
To Fort Monroe, Xbrfolk, Virginia Beach, and
Ocean View Satuiday, 6:30 p. m. Tickets to Fort
Monroe and Norfolk, gcod to return Sunday nlsrht,
$3.50. The Hipeia and Cliamberiin's New llotei
alwajs open to visitors. See ad. page 7.
Ii"l-nn's BnsInesCoIlece, 8th and K.
Business, MMhJtand. typewriting $25 a year.
Clear, well male doors, only $.25,
because bousajtjbcfore the rise'at 0th & N. Y. av.
ROOSEVELT AT AfcR0x.
An Effort to Bolster Up the Tottering
AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 23. The Republi
can campaign opened here today, with Gov
ernor Roosevelt as the chief orator. The
governor came down from Cleveland this
morning, under the Hanna management,
and was given a warm welcome. He is to
make a long speech this afternoon. Mr.
Hanna seems to have planned a lively cam
paign In the hope of pulling Judge Nash
into the gubernatorial chair. Some desper
ate oratory was needed, but jubilant Demo
scrats Eay it will be in vain, since the wave
of popular favor has started In favor of
John R. McLean, while the opposition of
the Bushnell faction and the lukewarmness
of Senator Foraker have alarmed the Han
The speech of Governor Roosevelt will
be the longest he has ever made .from the
stump and his first discussion from the
platform of the Philippine question.
There are no State Issues In Ohio this
fall which are worth mentioning. Every
thing centres on the endorsement of the
expansion policy of President McKinley
and on the issue of the trusts. Normally
this State goes Republican by from 50,000
to 100.000. Ever since the civil war the
Democrats have made their greatest fight
In the election Just preceding the Presiden
tial contest. This year will be tp excep
tion. John R. McLean, the Democratic
candidate, has undertaken to organize the
State as it has never been organized be
fore. McLean is surely making a hard fight
and the Republicans are very anxious. The
Democrats will open their campaign in a
fortnight and the indications are that it
will be a whirlwind which will be kept up
until the ballots are counted.
DOES NOT WANT SECOND PLACE.
Governor Roosevelt Pnvors Ilobnrt
tor a Renonilnntiou.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, SepU 23. Governor
Roosevelt was entertained here this morn
ing by the Tippecanoe Club. Before leav
ing for Akron, at 10 o'clock the governor
declared that Mr. Hcbart was the logical
candidate for second place on the Presi
dential ticket In 1900. "We are all for
Hobart down our way," he said.
To a question whether he did net have
aspirations for second place himself, he
answered with a shrug and deprecatory
Governor Roosevelt declined to discus
the Philippine questions.
DIAZ'S VISIT TO AMERICA.
The Mexican PreMldent Expeeted to
Start on October :t.
CHICAGO, Sept. 23. A special despatch
from the "Record's" City of Mex.'co corre
spondent says that, although the day cf de
parture of President Diaz is not definite
ly settled, orders have been given that the
Presidential train shall be ready to start
October 3 over the Mexican Central Rail
road. This order is subject to change.
The party is to include the President's
special staff including Lieut. Col. Fernando
Gonzales, chief of staff; Lieut. CoL Fran
cisco H. Garcia; Capt. Perfiero Diaz, jr.,
Capt. Pablo Escando and Lieutenants. Ar
mando, Santa Cruz, Augustine, and Jose
Montesgnos, Gen. Francisco S. Mena, min
ister of communication and public works,
who represented Mexico in London four
teen years; Gen. Bernardo A. Reyes. Gov.
Nuevo Lestu. Senator Guillermo. Lunda Y.
Escandon, government director cf the board
of national railroads, and Congressman Ra
fael Choual, formerly secretary to the Pres
ident. There is a well-defined rumor that the
real object which the Americans are pur
suing in arranging this trip of President
Diaz is to induce him to abandon the Pres
idency of the republic. One clerical news
paper says: "We do not approve of the
President's trip, not because we fear that
we have been caught in the meshes
of the Yankees, but because the
vaunted intimacy of relations with the
northern republic, of which so much is
made, will have no other result han to
render American influence in Mexico more
predominant, and. considering the crooked
aimsof our northern neighbors, their in
satiable greed for new territory, and their
domineering aspirations, that influence
cannot be beneficial to us in any manner
in the long run."
The "Mexican Herald" takes the view
that the meeting of President McKinley
and General Diaz at Chicago may be the
occasion cf historic importance.
DRANK ACID BY MISTAKE.
Veteran Thomas Smith Dies at the
At about 11 o'closk last night, Thoma3
Smith, colered, sixty years old, drank car
bolic acid under the impression th3t it was
gin, at 222 Seaton Street northwest. He
was discovered by Pqliceman Murphy in
an uncouscious condition at 1:30 o'clock
this morning and was sent to the Emer
gency Hospital where he died at 7 o c!ock'.
Smith was in the habit of drinking gin
and was visiting at the Seaton Street
house last night. He asked his hostess if
she had some of the liquor and she told
him where he could find it. He secured
the bottle containing what he thought to
be gin and drank a large quantity of it.
Instantly he was seized with convulsions
and soon became unconscious.
The people in the house knew nothing of
Smith's condition, as he went immed.ately
to his room after drinking the poison.
Smith was a veteran of the Civil War
and a member of O. P. Morten Post, No.
4, G. A. R. The remains were sent to the
morgue this morning where they wi 1 be
viewed by the Coroner this afternoon and
a certificate of accidental dea"th. will prob
ably be Issued.
Smith leaves a widow and two children,
who reside in Philadelphia.
Killed by Trolley Cars.
NEW YORK, Sept. 23. A woman who
tried to cross Amsterdam Avenue toJIOlt'i
Street last night as a Sixth Avenue trol
ley car was coming in each direction, be
came confused and jumped from one track
to the other In her distress until a South
bound car struck her. She died soon after
being admitted to a hospital.
A woman, dressed in a licht shirtwaist
and dark skirt. In trying to cross Sixth
Avenue at Forty-first Street, was knocked
down by a northbound trolley car. She
was dragged about sixty feet'and when
picked up she was unconscious-- She wa
taken to the New York Hospital. Her
skull was fractured and the surgeons do
not think she can recover.
Parkins' Commission's Report.
Tne annual report of the Parking Com
mission was submitted to Engineer Com
missioner Beach today. It states that dur
ing the fiscal year ending June 30 there
were 2,323 trees planted In the city and
suburbs; that trees in the city have been
unusually healthy, and that the dead wood
has been removed. During- the year S;700
seedlings were planted. The amount ex
pended by the commission was $22,073.30.
There are at present 78,174 trees on the
streets in the city.
$l.U5 to -Baltimore and Return -vln B.
&. O. Saturday and Sunday.
September 23 and 2t. good for return until fol
lowing Monday. Titkets good on all trains e-ccept
Well mnde Y. P. G-ln. sldiutj at ?1 JJ5.
Frame bouses best supplied from Cth & N. Y. av.
FBIENDLY TO THE TROSTS
The Iron and Sleel Workers' Presi
dent Favors Combines.
Mr. SchafTer's Testimony Before the
Industrial Commission Her Opposes
Contract Labor and Believes In,
Restricted Immigration Compnl.
sory Arbitration Objectionable,
At Its meeting this morning the Indus
trial Commission appointed a number "of
experts and assistants; the chief of these
was Prof. Edward Dana Durand. of the Le
land Stanford Junior University, San Fran
cisco, Cal., who was selected to collate and
prepare the data' forming the basi3 of the
Commission's final report to Congress: to
brief it, make the synoptical plan, and gen
erally assist In the economical and statis
tical work of the Commission. Professor
Durand will do his work at the offices of
the Commission in Washington and is ex
pected to begin his labors on the 1st of
At the request of the subcommission on
transportation Prof. S. M. Lindsay, of the
University of Pennsylvania, at Philadel
phia, was appointed to investigate and re
port on the subject of railway labor, and
Prof. Joseph French Johnson, of Lands
downe. Pa., wa3 named to investigate and
report on the subject of the construction
and financiering of American raCroads.
Thomas F. Turner, of Canton, Ohio, was
named as special agent to investigate the
subject of alien labor, especially in the
railway and mining industries in the
mountain and Pacific States. His work
will be especially to ascertain, the effect of
Chinese labor upon labor and industry in
The Commission has decided to invite
the following witnesses to appear before
it between October 5 and 12 to give testi
mony on transportation problems- They
will be expected to talk specially about
freight discriminations, railway labor, and
Martin A. Knapp, Chairman Interstate
Commerce Commission; Charles A. Prouty,
of the Interstate Commerce Commission;
John Reagan, Texas railway commission;
A. J. Vallandingham, St Louis Traffic Bu
reau: David Bingham, Produce Exchange.
New York; Frank Neall. shipper, Phila
delphia; N. B. Kelly, Secretary Trades
League, Philadelphia; John K. Cowen,
President Baltimore and Ohio Railroad; M
E. Ingalls. President "Big Four," Cincin
nati, Ohio; Albert B. Stlckney. President
Chicago and Great Western; S. R. Calla
way, President New York Central and Hud
son River Railroad.
Theodore J. Schaffer, of Pittsburg. Presir
dent of the Amalgamated Association of
Iron and Steel Workers of the United
States, appeared before the Commission to
day. The organization, he said, has adopted,
a sliding scale of wages. By agreement
with the manufacturers, the bcoks of each
concern are open to the inspection of the
association which directs its officers to ex
amine the sales sheets each month.
The average of business for the year is
made from the monthly reports of the offi
cers and the scale of wages for the succeed
ing year is fixed in conference with the
Mr. Schaffer said he believed in the in
corporation of the association which ha
represented. He thought that, such action
would place the- workingmen more nearly
upon a level with the employers. The only
obstacle now in the way of Incorporation
is the fact that the men are not educated
up to its desirability- He expressed the
belief that both workingmen and employ
ers should learn to feel that their interests
were closely allied.
Within the past two years the witness
stated there has been a marked change in
sentiment between employers and em
ployed. Both sides are recognizing the
fact that their interests are practically,
The witness stated that the contract labor
law has treen violated to some extent.
Within the last two months at least fifty
men have come to this country under con
tract to work in the mills, he said. The
witness expressed himself strongly against
compulsory arbitration. He thought: it
would result in injustice to the laborer.
He drew this conclusion from the treat
ment of the men at the hands of the courts
in issuing injunctions, and the unfavorable
interpretation of laws passed by State leg
islatures for the benefit of the workmen.
In the steel and iron industry there has
been improvement in machinery but not
enough to materially reduce the number of
The question of Sunday work has been
called to the attention of the association
and it has made an effort to induce mill
owners to shut down the factories on that
day. A movement was started in Pittsburg
a year ago, but it has only been partially
Immigration has been responsible, th6
witness stated, for the degraded condition
of the steel industry- Many foreign
laborers come here under contract and
many of them make undesirable citizens.
Many return to their native land after
having accumulated money. This ha3 the
tendency to make them careless in their
living and habits while here and has a bad
The native American workman is far
superior to the foreigner. He has more
intelligence, skill, and energy. Mr. Schaf
fer believed in the restriction of immigra
tion. The Russians, Poles, and Swedes,
he said, do not make desirable workmen.
He believed that the Government should
learn from an immigrant whether he In
tends to stay: require him to take the
oath of allegiance: impose an educational
and money qualification, and possibly im
pose a tax upon him.
The imposition of a head tax. the wit
ness suggested, would have the effect of
shutting out the lower c!as3 of immi
grants. When asked what he thought of
the effect of trusts upon organized labor,
the witness replied: "You will excu3e me
if I say I have so much respect for such
cmbinations that I do not call them
trusts." He stated that In his dealings
with combinations In the Iron and steel
business everything has been most satis
factory. There is a better understanding
between the corporation and its employes,
there is less loss of time, and more con
"If these syndicates." continued the wit
nes "are kept under proper, control by
laws of Congress or State Iegis'atures,
strikes can be avoided and fair wages can
be obtained. The combination does not
eliminate competition and cannot do it."
Holy Cross Collese Dedication.
Holy Cross College will be dedicated Oc
tober 13. The building is t6 be a part of
the Catholic University, and the exercises
attending the dedication will be elaborate.
"Work AV111 Be Easier Xext Week
If you spend tomorrow at Chesapeake Beach.
Trains leave Chesapeake Junction at 10 and 11
a. m. Kcfrcalimcnts and a good time. 50c round
trip. Take Columbia car.
$1.2: To Baltimore and Re- ?1.2o
turn vln Pennsylvania Railroad.
Tickets on sale Satunlav- and Sunday, Septem
ber 23 and 21, gcod to return until Monday, Sep
tcnilKr iX All trains except Congressional Lim
PreqedinK" prices made by F, Llbbey
f- Co.. ard estimates promptly figured at 6th and
N. Y. ave. - -
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