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A SETTLEMENT
N?WJN SIGHT
England Takes Action in the
Samoan Question.
GERMANY IS ANXIOUS
Knrnrmlf Criccs llio S|icr<ly A|?iiotnt
incut mid Dl?p?K'li or I'oihiiiI?hIoii
?Ii a< io I'rcvnil I'urtlii-r Dllticiil
lion ? Cicrmiiu I oi-clun Ofliclnl
Holds Hint Action of .1 111 it I c.i
null British la 1'lonr Violntlbu ul
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nt Apln Repoi ta Itnliy Minor Col
linloiia, mill Admiral K-ui's ? ub:?>?
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(Dy Telegraph to Virglnlan-rilot.)
Washington, April 8.?The British
government has selected Mr. C. N. IZ.
Ellott, C. B., as the British member
of the Joint High Commission fur the
settlement of the Samoah question. The
British Ambassador, Sir Julian Paunce
folo, called at tin- State Department to?
day and advised Secretary llay of Mr.
Kllott's selection.
The appointment gave much satisfac?
tion in government and diplomatic cir?
cles, us Mr. Ellott is a member of the
embassy staff, and during his brief ser?
vice hero has made many friends. It
also gave added assurance that the real
differences over the Samoan trouble are
well nigh finished, now that the gov?
ernments have turned their attention to
the selection of commissioners for Us
adjustment.
CONFERENCE IN lJK.itl.lN.
Berlin. April 8.?Both Mr. White and
the Brit sh Ambassador, Sir Frank Lai
celles, conferred with Baron Win Bue?
low to-day with reference to the latest
Samoa, developments. The German
government earnestly urges the Bin
appointment and dispatch of the com?
mission so as to prevent further dilti
culties.
SAMOAN ACT VIOLATED.
A Foreign Omee official empowered to
speak for the government, tells the cor?
respondent of the Associated Press that
the action of the Americans and Brit?
ish Is a clear violation of the Samoa
act: that Germany intends t i adhere to
this view; that she consider:- the now
government of Samoa Illegal, and that
phe has so instructed her Ambassatl >rs
a'- Washington and London.
AMBASSADOR WHITE MISREPRE?
SENTED.
The United States Embassy authori?
tatively denies that Ambassador White
used any such expressions rcgar l njj
the influence or the British on the
American press as slated by the Mun?
ich Allgemeine Zeitung in an alleg 1
Interview with Mr. White. It Is added
that the whole story that the ambassa?
dor made such charges against Great
Britain or even alluding to ill cat Bri?
tain is pure invention.
The recent audience of the 1'. S. Am?
bassador, Mr. Andrew D. White, with
Emperor William, lasted no minuted.
They discussed Samoa and the peace
conference, and His Majesty asked the
Ambassador to convey his thanks to
President McKinley for hi.- "willlng
nesci to consider the proposal for a joint
commission, and the eoncllltary assur?
ances received from Washington."
VON BUE1-OWS POLICY AT?
TACKED.
Mr. While again conferred to-day
with the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Baron Von Buelow, on .Samoa. A
number of pipers attack Von Buelow'?
policy. Tlie Deutsche Zeitung says:
"If the (Jovi rnment does not draw a
lesson from the occurrences of the
past three months we may as well cease
to call ourselves a great power."
DAILY MINOR COLLISIONS.
An official telegram from the Ger?
man Consul at Apia-. Samoa, dated
March 24th, says minor collisions are
daily occurring, and that the bombard?
ment continues intermittently. The
dispatch adds:
"Tanu yesterday was appointed King
at Muiinuu by the other consuls and
commanders.
'?Business is at a standstill. All the
Shop?; have been closed since March
16th."
KAUTZ REPORTS ABB QUIET.
Washington, April 8.?The Secretary
Of the Navy has received the following:
San Francisco, April R.
Secretary of the Navy, Washington:
Malletoa Tanus installed as King on
the 23d with appropriate ceremonies
Report by mail. No lighting sjhee the
Slfit. KAUTZ.
G BIO AT BRITAIN CENSURED.
(Copyright, 1899, the Associated Press.)
Berlin, April S.?The Samoan Question
continues io hold the attention of the
public, tie- newspapers being full i t dis?
patches and comment on the subject,
The Emperor lias devoted much time;
to the matte!- and has conferred seve?
ral tines on the subject with the Min-:
Is;- : of Foreign Affairs, Baron Vun
Buelow.
It is interesting to note that German
distrust and dissatisfaccon at the late t
events are almost entirely aimed at
Great Britain, whose attitude is de?
scribed, even In official circles, as being
dictate,] by duplicity and unfriendliness.
The press faithfully portrays this feel
Ing. The delay of Great Britain in in ?
cepting the proposals for a settlement I
of the- difficulty, which the United 1
States Ambassador Andrew D. White-!
attributed mainly to the absence of the
Marquis of Salisbury from London, is
generally interpreted in Germany as
showing distinctly unfriendly motives
upon the pan of Great Britain
The correspondent of the Associated
Press had/an interview on the subject
with a high foreign office official, who
said:
''It lias been a source of regret and
astonishment that Great Britain, unlik
the United States, lias not expressed
regret at the latest turn of affairs in
Samoa, while the acceptance of our
peaceful settlement, has so far been
coupled with unacceptable conditions,
containing the seed of new troubles and
manifestly unfair. We could not accept
conditions enabling the American and
British commissioners at any time to
override the German rights, thus per?
petuating the unpleasant state of
affairs in the islands."
THE PRESS COMMENT.
The press comment Is in the Fame
key, but, naturally. It Is more outspo?
ken. In a lengthy article the ? Kreuz
Zeltung charges Great Britain with
mala (ides in the whole matter, alleg?
ing that she is "trying for her own s. l
fish purposes to entangle the United
States In hostility with all the Conti?
nental powers and at the same linn
drag her Into a policy of expansion."
Tile Boersen Courier says the reason
of Great Britain's delay in attcnting
to Germany's proposnl was founded on
her desire to continue with the aid of
the United States her policy of "spiting
Germany," and claims to lind proof of
this attitude in the London press, which
It accuses of resuming Its old tactic?
of "slandering Germany and breeding
trouble between Germany and the
United f-'tates."
The Tageblatt takes Great Britain to
task for "not expressing regret at the
unexpected policy of repression in Sa?
moa." and regards her attitude toward
Germany as Insincere.
Tito Cologne Volks Zeitung says:
"Great tlrltaln's behavior In this mat?
ter is symtomatlc and opens an unfav?
orable vista for other pending negotia?
tions."
ANTI-STRIKE BILL.
Tlie correspondent of the Associated
Press learns from inside Information!
that the antl-Atiike bill, announced by
the Emperor with n nourish at Oeyn?
hausen, after hanging' fire for mouths!
in the Prussian and other cabinets, has
at last found Its way to the Bundes?
rat Ii. In lt? present shape the meas?
ure Is much milder lhan the Emperor
desired, and the Minister of the In?
terior. Count Von Posadowsky-Wehner,
denies the bill threatens anybody In?
citing a strike with confinement in the
penitentiary, adding:
"Of course, his Majesty does'not like
It. but the Bundekrath would never con?
sider such a bill as the Emperor
wants."
GRAVE CHARGES.
Or. Bosse, the Prussian Minister of
Education, has ordered an investiga?
tion Into Prof. Poors trr'a charges that
many scientists, including those of the
Breslau University clinic and ths Ger?
man hospitals, Indulge in dangerous ex?
periments with patients.
The charges involve Dom> scientists
of world-wide reputation. The matter
oair.e up iti Reichstag on March 11.
when pr. Rbo?a promised an Investi?
gation, Sim n Ihep a mass of new evi?
dence to lite same effect \\m been pro.
duced, invoicing a number of the best)
known Polycllnles and hospitals, some
of the experiments mentioned being:
with cholera and other deadly germs.
THE LATE FIRE HORROR.
THIRTEEN LIVES SACRIFICED BY
AN INCENDIARY.
(By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.)
New York, April S.?Despite reticence
on the part ot* the police, facts became
public to-day which make it appear
that tin1 lire which yesterday destroyed
thirteen persons, was of incendiary or?
igin. It transpired that a few hours
before the flames were seen a police?
man was sent for from the Andrews
house and was mysteriously dismissed
by a servant, who said he was not
wanted. Letters threatening the lives
of the Andrews family and the children
of Mrs. St. John were found. It Is be?
lieved that the motive for incendiarism
was revenge, and that the affair arose
out of a quarrel between the servants.
Foley, the butler in the Andrews fam?
ily, is under surveillance, and the po?
lice are hard at work investigating the
clues, which chiefly rest upon the anon?
ymous letters. Mary Flannagan, the
dead maid servant, seems to have been
a central iiguro in this alleged plot and
the chief object of the supposed perpe?
trator's hate.
The police to-day gave out three
scurrilous, threatening anonymous let?
ters, which had been sent to members
of the Andrews household. One was
addressed to the servant, Mary Flan?
nagan. Tho letters made charges
against Mary Flannagan and the but?
ler. In a letter addressed to Mrs. St.
John, the writer said:
"I hope you and Mrs. Andrews don't
think for one moment that I am recon?
ciled or pacified with Mary Flannagan,
for. indeed. I am not, and what is fur?
ther. I will not be until I get my re?
venge. I feel that I have given warn?
ing enough and I am going to fix her
for life, and because you and Mrs. An?
drews did nol give heed to warning I
am going to lix you too. I'm going to
make some one throw some tiling in
your nurses and children's faces th.ui
will disfigure them and eat all the flesh
off the bone. This 1 will do for spite,
because you did not let Mary go as II
told you to do. You had Just as well
let her go lirst as last. You will have,
no girl alive when 1 get through with
her."
Ininitiiir?i Home I'rmis Ctihna
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Savannah, Ga.. April S?The transport
Sedgwick arrived at Savannah to
nlght at 9 o'clock fi\>m ouirantlne with
the Third United States Volunteer In?
fantry (Kay's Immunes). The troops
were unloaded and went aboard a
Plant System train for Macon, Thre;i
sections were run and the first battalion
and headquarters left by the first,
which Rot away at 1 o'clock. Colonel
Patrick H, Ray paid tho health of the
command is excellent.
THE POLICE INVESTIGATION IN NEW YORK.
The Mazet Investigating committee appointed by Governor Roosevelt has begun probing the alleged corruption In
New York's police department. Frank Moss, ex-member of the Kev. Dr. Parkhurst's Society For the Prevention of
Crime, and Assemblyman Mazet of New York city are to direct the probing. Dr. Parkburst, who was so ?onsplcu
ous in the Loxow investigation of u few years ago, has refused to co-operate with the Mazet committee.
NEW YORK'S POLICE
The Mazet Committee Begins Ex?
amining the Records
Mr. Blosn Spring" n Nnrprlso In U rave
CUargea IfRlnii ?hier of l'olico
Dlrerl tlitrsfinii* tire JVoC NntlRtnc
lorlly A ?Mini ii.
(By Telegraph In Virginian-Pilot.)
New York, April S.?The seven mem?
bers of the Mazet legislative Investi?
gating committee began their work of
prying into the records of the police
department and other local administra?
tive offices to-day.
After several minor witnesses had
been called, a number of them failing to
make their appearance, Chief of Police
William S. Devery was called to the
stand and his testimony was the niost
Important of the day, as it signified the
laUnohlng of the attack upon the police
i department. After telling about his
various promotions the witness ad?
mitted that there was an untried charge
against him when he was made Chief,
in February, 1807. The Chief was com?
pelled to admit that the charge had
been held up on a temporary stay, and
then said he had never been required
to pass a civil service examination.
MOSS SPRINGS A SURPRISE.
Mr, Moss then sprang something of
a surmise on the witness, by announc?
ing that he offered In evidence three
charges which had been standing
against the Chief of Police for some
time, noil,; of which had ever been
wiped out, either by dismissal, or pro f
of innocence. These chargea 'were for
neglect Of duty, for taking a bribe of
J100 and for neglecting to close disor?
derly houses when their existence had
been brought to his attention.
"A WIDE OPEN TOWN."
Mr. Moss put Chief Devery on rec?
ord when It came to an interpretation
of the expression "a wlde'open town,"
for the chief said that New York had
been "wide open" In the general ac?
ceptance of the expression ever since
he had been a boy.
A DIRECT QUESTION.
Mr. Moss asked the chi-^f if it was not
true that he had srood for hours on a
street corner while the law was being
Violated behind his back, while pool
rooms were flourlshlnc on one side of
the street nnd questionable resorts!
nearby. The chief answered that he had
no evidence of any houses running in :
violation of law, and that if he had he
would have given them ">>o!iee atten?
tion*' long apo. Mr. Moss then went into
a detailed list of establishments that
are known to bo kept running at all i
hours of the night, and asked the
chief why he had not closed them up
before.
AND AN CT HER.
Not receiving any satisfactory an?
swer. Mr. Moss Iben asked Chief Dev?
ery why he allowed a certain hon?e in
the upper Broadway district to contin?
ue Its existence, although there was ai
most dally complaints from persons of
refinement living in the Immediate
neighborhood. The reply was that nev?
er had there been obtained sufficient
evidence to warrant the arrest of the!
woman who runs the house. There;
could he no police interference until j
I proof positive was secured: Then Mr. ?
; Moss pertinently asked the witness If
I it was not because of the political |n.
I (luence of the yr^mah proprietor that I
the police were held back, pevery de?
nied that this was so.
AND STILL ANOTHER.
The question of allowing two period?
icals which circulate around the Ten?
derloin district to continue publication,
was then put to Devery. Mr. Moss ask?
ed the Chief what he had done toward
suppressing them, and why some action
had not been taken. The Chief said
that these papers had been toned down
considerably and thnt he had cfilled the
attention of Anthony Com Stock to them
hui ho was slightly mixed as to lite
particular occasions on which he re?
minded Mr. Comstock of their circula?
tion.
OUT OP THE CITY.
No other witnesses of Importance
wero examined, but Frank Groker's
name was called. He was not present,
but later Mrs. Richard Croker called at
the court house and informed Mr. Ma?
zet that her son was out of the city.
THE DREYFUS CASE.
NEWSPAPER MANAGERS FINED
FOR PUBLISHING EVIDENCE.
(By Telegraph to Virstntan-rilot.?
Paris, April S.?The Figaro to-day
continued its publication of evidence
given before the Court of Cassation in
the Dreyfus case, and gave the depo?
sition of Major Hartmahn, of the
Twenty-second Artillery, who was call?
ed as a witness for the defence. In
addition to the facts already cabled,
Major Hartmann deposed that he knew
about the hydraulic brake since 1SS1,
gave full details of ilrf manufacture,
and cited the case of M. Boutonnet, an
employe of the Archives Department;
who was sentenced in isi>0 for giving a
foreign attache secret documents, in?
cluding details of the brake, which
were not modified from 1S90, to lSUl.
A LECTURE.
The Major also handed the court the
text of i lecture delivered at the Mili?
tary School of St. Cyr, In l$92,descrlblng
the brake, and said he did not believe
the documents in the Bordereau came
from an officer attached to the War
Office, as the brake had not been test?
ed at the artillery school In 1S04. He
further said he had been connected
for eight years with the technical sec?
tion, and never knew Dreyfus to ask
to see documents.
INFORMATION EASILY OBTAINED.
The Major also testiiied that a foreign
artillery officer could easily obtain any
Information about the cannon of U'O
calibre.
Regarding the frontier troops. Major
Hartmann cited articles from the Mil?
itary journals giving information on
the subject months anterior to the date
of the bordereau.
Replying to the president of the Court
.if (iassatlon, the witness said the liba
rles of the military clubs of Paris and
Versailles had copies of the lectures de?
livered before the military schools, but
SO far as lie knew none cf them were
missing.
The Echo de Paris says it learns the
Court of Cassation is about to order a
supplemental investigation of the points
raised by the evidence of General Ro
and Examining Magistrate Berlu?
lus, who v. ill he confronted. Lieuten?
ant Colonel Picquart \Till also be ex?
amined, according to the statement
made.
PRESS CENSORSHIP.
The revelations made by the Figaro
In publishing the testimony furnished
to the Court of Cassation In the Drey?
fus ease, came before the correctional
court this afternoon, when, the two
managers of the paper, Mm. Rode? and
Bbrel, were sentenced, in default to live
hundred francs line and costs for pub?
lishing the testimony.
THE TREATY OF PEACE
I Exchange of Ratifications Exoected
This Week.
.
Will lie Followed byl'rcnideiil'k Prot
Inmnllon Urclnrinir (ho WmOoa
etf, autl l'uyiitcut of Twenty Mil?
lion? to .Spain.
(By Tel:graph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Washington, April 8.?The exchange
of ratifications of the treaty of peace
between Spain and the United States,
signed at Paris, will probably take
place in this city next week, and that
ceremony will be followed by a proc?
lamation by President McKinley offi?
cially announcing the close of the war
with Spain and the resumption of
friendly relations, coinmerci.il and
otherwise, between the two countries.
The Spanish copy of the treaty, which
was signed by the Queen Begem March
17, is expected to reach hero Monday,
and the arrangement of the formali?
ties attending the exchange of ratifi?
cations will be promptly perfected.
Secretary Hay has been officially ad
vised of the forwarding of the Spanish
treaty to the French Ambassador at
Washington. The exchange of ratifica?
tions will be followed promptly by the
payment of $20,000.000 to the Spanish
government on account of the cession
of the Philippines islands to tiie United
States.
BRILLIANT SOCIAL AFFAIR.
THE GRIDIRON CLUB ENTER?
TAINS GUESTS IN FAIRY.
LAND.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Washington, April 8.?The Gridiron
Club to-night gave an entertainment
for ladies, and it was one of the usual
picturesque occasions for which the
club is noted. The members of Ihe c lub
haVe made their reputation in unique
dinner giving, and to-night they gave
a reception to a large number of guests,
different from the usual character of
sueli affairs. About 17,", ladies and gen- j
tlemen assembled at the Arlington Ho?
tel parlors, and after being received
by the president of the club, and his j
wife, weiu ushered into the large ban?
quet bull, which had been transform i
into a most beautiful miniature forest;
Illuminated by thousands of electrl i
ligiits of different colors. There were, i
tree* of large dimensions, and < very ;
chandf iici warf an overhanging branch.
Th, so were filled with laurel and green;
vines, and amid the branches of the!
trees were many birds so naturally ai -'
rang?d as to make the illusion more]
complete. About the sides of the room1
were ranged palms and ferns, nnJ pot-I
ted flower.-. In th..- windows were
aquariums. With live tlsh and water
fowl. Gridiron decorations of flowers
j and eh ctri, lights hung In the foliage.
[ Th* raoin being entirely surrounded
with mirrors everything was seen in
reflection creating the Impression Of a
forest most brilliantly lighted.
As soon as the guests were seated an
entertainment began, containing a
number of musical numbers and v.ui 1
ville selections. At the end of this par:
of the program. President Boynton with
j much regret announced that by some
I oversight no refreshments had been
I prepared. This was received with hjt
I tor complaint from several members
I who insisted that Genera) Boyntoii'.sJ
connection with the army had marie
him forgetful of the duty to the com?
missary department. In the midst of
the discussion one of the members of
the club rushed i > a telephone hanging
in the woods and rang for the good
f.iiry of the Qridironers, who appeared
with magic wand and promised to rem?
edy the difficulty. The fairy was one
of tlie largest members of the club, ar?
rayed in suitable fairy costume, and
his appearance created a great deal
of mirth. One wave of the fairy scep?
tre produced a number of cooks with
necessary tables and supplies, and one
end of the hall was soon transformed
into a refreshment bower, where an el?
egant repast was served. During the
evening woman's suffrage was given
a toast. Kach lady voting received a
beautiful souvenir.
Among the guests present were: The
Speaker and Miss Reed, Admiral and
Mrs. Schley, General 11. C. Corbin, Sen?
ator and Mrs. Gorman, Mrs. Krank
Hatton. Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Radcllfte.
Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Fuller. Mr. and
Mrs. Krank B. Nbycs, Controller and
Mrs. Dawes, Patent Commissioner and
Mrs. Duell, and the Misses Key, of
Chattanooga, Term.
FRANCE TO AMERICA.
VALUABLE GIFT FROM TUR LATE
PRESIDENT FAURE.
{By Telecraph to Vlrcmtan-rilot.)
Washington. April S.?A notable cere?
mony occurred at the Rlue room of the
Executive Mansion at 11 o'clock to-day,
when the French Ambassador, M. Cam
bon, presented to the Government and
the American people, as represented
through President McKinley, two mag?
nificent Sevres vases from the French
National Pottery at Sevres. The g'ft
was from the late President of the
French republic, Felix Faure, and com?
memorated the opening of the new
Franco-American cable on August IT
last, when President McKinley and
President Faure exchanged the first
message over the new line, between the
White House and the Palace of the
Elysee. Tlio vases and pedestals stand
six or eight Teet high, and are of a
deep blue characteristic of the ilnest
Sevres ware, as well as in happy ac?
cord with the prevailing colors of the
blue room.
The presentation was mada the oc?
casion for a happy exchange of Inter?
national greetings, M. Cambon making
an address and the President respond?
ing. The vases had already boen placed
in position, ono on either side of the
larg* window looking toward the Po?
tomac. They far exceed in elegance
anything in the way of pocelaln hither?
to brought to the White House.
The vases will rrow remain a perma?
nent possession of tho White House,
along with several other notable deco?
rations given by foreign governments.
If they had been given personally to
President McKinley, It would have re?
quired an act of Congress for their ac?
ceptance, but as a gift to the American
government and people, no special act
is required.
RAILWAY SUITS DISMISSED.
UNITED STATES JUDGE PARDEE
RENDERS IMPORTANT DE?
CISION.
<T\y Tciepraph to Vlrclr.tan-Pllot.)
Savannah, Ga., April 8.?Judge Don
A. Pardee has signed the decree of dis?
missal In the great Central Railway
litigation. There still remains the bill
of the Louisville and Nashville railroad
upon an undecided demurrer and a mo?
tion to strike out the amended bill of
the Louisville and Nashville Railroad
Company. The order of Judge Pardee
recites that the Central of Georgia Rail?
road Company has no right, title or In
-t-erest in the lease of the Georgia Rail?
road and Ranking Company and is
perpetually enjoined from ever assert?
ing or setting up any right in the pos?
session or management of such prop?
erty.
The order says:
"It further appearing thai the Louis?
ville and Nashville Railroad Company
has purchased from Thomas and Ryan
the lease interest in the Georgia rail?
road formerly owned by William Wad
ley, und afterward by the Central
railway, it Is therefore ordered and ad?
judged by that consent of Thomas ami
Ryan the Louisville and Nashville
Railroad Company and the Georgia
Railroad Company that the petition of
Thomas and Ryan and the bill of the
l<oulsvlllo and Nashville Railroad Com?
pany be and the same are hereby dis?
missed, because the Louisville and
Nashville railroad has. pending this
suit, purchased and become sole and
absolute owners of the property in con?
troversy."
The Louisville and Nashville and
Thomas and Ryan divide the payment
of the costs.
CONFLICT OF AUTHORITY.
NEPOTISM INTRODUCED IN THE
TRE ASURY DE P \ RT ME XT.
(Ry Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
New Orleans. April S.?Assistant Sec?
retary Canderllp cut short his New Or?
kans visit, returning to Washington
to-night. It was all on account of C.
J. Roll, who recently assumed the office
of sub-treasurer here. One of his tlrst
act was to ??? Itate Captain H, M.
Isaacson an 1 install his1 son, Milton W.
Bell, af tup-Captain Isaacson refused to I
resign? as the position was under civil
service. The matter was appealed to
Washington and Mr. Vanderllp brought
d wn the in, ?- ,:.> that Mr. Pell had
erred and ask .1 that Mr. Isaacson be
reinstated. When Mr. Vamlerlip de?
livered the order to-day Mr. Bell refus
< 1 to recognise him, saying he only
took orders from Lyman J. Gage. Sec?
retary of the Treasury. Mr. Vanderlip
has gone to see Mr. Gage.
Wheeler Will UolIvor oration.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
New Orleans, April S.?Adjutant Gen?
eral Moorman states that General Joe
Wheeler will deliver the oration at the
meeting of the United Confederate
Veterans at Charleston, S. c., at their
re-union on the loth of May.
EMBALMED BEEF
STILLON TRIAL
Powell Preservative Process Given
an Airing.
ITS INVENTOR TESTIFIES
Ho Declare* Neither Bornele or Salt*
acj-lie Acid Is Used la His Process
Whlcbla Applied by Fumigation?
< apt. Davis. General Esran'?Prln?
cipni Assistant, Flnda One or tue
Bliaalng Files?Only Tbose of allies
Wltneasea Who Can Testify on
Points Sot Already Covered by tbe
Inqalry Will Be Called*
(By Telegraph to Virglnlan-PUotJ
Washington, April 8.?John Rusch, of
Englcwood, N. J., cook for the Second
New Jersey regiment, while at Jack?
sonville, opened the testimony in tha
army beef Inquiry to-day.
He declared that It was common talk
among the soldiers that all the meat
sent South was embalmed; The story ~~
became prevalent, and the men refused
to eat the meat which, he testified, was
"rotten, often 6llmy In appearance, and
there were frequent complaints that It
made the men sick."
After frying It It tasted like straw,
and had a peculiar smell as If decayed.
THE PRESERVATIVE PROCESS.
Mr. Alexander B. Powell, of New
York, the proprietor of the Powell Beet
preservative process, followed Rusch
on the stand. He explained at some
length that be was the sole owner of
the Powell process for preserving fresh
meats witbout the use of Ice; that tha
formula was a secret, and that It was
not patented because so eminently sim?
ple. He declared emphatically that
neither boraclc or salysillio acid was
used In the process, nor, he added, "is
there any .Injection or Immersion In
chemicals. The process Is applied by -
fumigation."
A PHILANTHROPIST.
Mr. Powell then gave the particulars
of his treatment of a car load of Ar?
mour's beef which was sent to Tampa
in the spring of 19S. When ho heard,
that the contract was to be given by
tho government ho had reached tha
conclusion that tho government ought
to have the use of tbe process he had
written to the President, to General *
Miles and to General Eagan, asking
where he should apply to have the pro?
cess used. General Eagan had replied,
saying the department was not engag?
ed in purchasing any process, but that
It could only deal with those who would
supply the meat and guarantee that it
should keep.
Ho said the process was applied to a
car of six carcasses of beef at Chicago
owned by Armour and Company. He
had mada tho arrangement with Mr.
Connors, the superintendent of Armour
and Company, arguing that they should
have the preference in the use of tho
process for the use of the government.
These carcasses were taken to Tampa
tho hitter part of May last, and Colo?
nel Wcston secured four of tho car?
casses, exposing them in the sun for
about eight hours. It was after this
exposure that Colonel Weston, of the
Commissary Department, made his re?
port, which was commendatory.
Ho said later that not to his knowl?
edge had Armour and Company used
the process during the war; nor had it
ever been used by any one except him?
self. Thero were, however, other beef
preservative processes in the market.
THE EMBALMING PROCESS.
"Does your process resemble the em?
balming process at all?" asked Major
Lee.
"Not In the least," replied Mr. Powell,
"but I see no reason why It could not
be so used?why human bodies could
not be preserved by its use. However,
there la no resemblance to the em?
balming process."
Mr. Powell said ho had known of
hotels in which beef prepared by him
had been used for the cast five years,
and In which It gave tho best satisfac?
tion. He had been shipping to the
Compte DuBarry for ten years and h?
would have no other beef.
He had only a verbal contract with
Armour & Co., but the understanding
was that If that firm got the contract
they were to have the exclusive con?
trol of the process during the con?
tinuation of that contract only. Ho
was to have 50 cents er hundred for Us
use. about $200 ner car load- Ho had.:
not attempted to make any errunge
ment with Swift & Co-, the successful
bidders at the time, but after the battle
of Santiago bad written to Mr. Swift
(Continued on Ninth Page)
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CLASSIFICATION OF NEWS.
BY DEPARTMENTS
Telegraoh News?Patres l, 9 and 15. (
Local News?Paces 2, 3, 5, 6 and 8. '
Editorial?Pa.ee 4.
Home Study Circle?Page 4.
People's Forum?Page 3,
Lei igious?Page S.
Society Pages 6 and 7.
Theatrical?Fage 8.
Virginia News?Page 10.
North Carolina News?Page 14
Portsmouth News?Pages 14 and i$.
Berkley News?Pace 15.
Markets?Pace 16.
Shipping litre 16.
Real Estate?Page l&

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