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PRICE TWO CENTS. STORM OVER THE BDDGET c Against the Coal : d Sugar Tax. AK'IS UP ALREADY r;0 :■ Say They Will Be Driven Tom the Markets. -P.:h LS ARE HIGHLY ELATED ■« ■:;■ cc in the Budget an Effec tive "Weapon Against the Ministry. ,•'•>:•*■ »*k Sun Special Sorvfco 1 'Lvon, April 19. —The inevitable out . •>m those effected by the new taxes iready begun. Members of the 3 of commons that are coal mine ■ ji's or shippers voiced discontent in ' > obbies of the house. They contend the whole burden will fall on Great .in and embitter the relations be ■ « n employers and employes. They say ." i.j existing contracts with foreign gov • V nentt, will be seriously handicapped., y rely upon the. existence of the' tubers of commerce to organize an op- I ition formidable enough to compel the : .hdrawal of the coal duty, Reports from Cardiff and the south •- Ales coal centers generally state that ■!,fe chancellor's ' announcement caused nsternation among all interested in the Jal trade. The belief prevails that the 'ix will give Germany and America a reat advantage over the British in Eu ope, and Japanese coal will oust the British product In the far east. It is said that the tax means a loss to Newport and Monmouthshire alone of £150,000 a year, and that.it will dislocate the trade in definitely. Some Firms Will Lose. It Is stated that Welsh shippers, who have booked forward contracts, will lose enormously. One firm says it will lose £:!7,000. It has a contract to supply the North German Lloyd's steam coal re quirements for a year, but the contract contains a clause of cancellation in the event of an export duty being Imposed. The well informed consider it possible that the chancellor of the exchequer will be induced to exempt from the duty all contracts made prior to to-day. The chambers of commerce in the coal dis tricts are protesting in vigorous terms. The manufacturers, on the other hand, natter themselves that the effect of the tax will be to lower prices and lessen competition in iron and steel. The export coal business at Cardiff Clocks was at a standstill to-day. Mer chants refused to ship and take the re sponsibility of the new tax while the col liery owners repudiate any liability. The shipowners of Glasgow anticipate that a portion of the duty will come out of their pockets. The Irish papers condemn the Income tax features of the budget and they think the sugar duty will press specially hard on Ireland-owing to the general poverty of the people. . -. r £iv-;*i-'-i ; .... Sugar Goes l"p. * The grocers advanced sugar % penny per pound this morning in London. Brit ish refined sugars were. very strong and jumped from 2s to 2s 6d per" hundred weight. - The Scotch manufacturing con fectioners and preserve makers advanced prices 4s 6d and 2s 6d per hundredweight, respectively. The - Scotch sugar refiners have put on 3 shillings to 4 shillings and have abolished discounts. There Is reason to believe that the best financial circles approve of borrowing on consols. ' There is some expectation of the new loan coming to-morrow. The market talk suggests that the issue price will be 94 l and already dealings have taken place at to % premium. Weapon for the Liberals. The scene In the lobby of the house of commons upon the conclusion of the chan cellor's statement was more animated than It has been for years. Under the first impression several supporters of the government said that if the ministerial majority was small, say. forty, they would be out next week. The liberals profess to be. correspondingly elated. They say the governor has provided the party the best electioneering weapon, it has had in twenty years. They appear to think that the sugar tax will be their strong est lever against the government, afford ing them. an opportunity to report it as an imposition on the poor.- They declare that the tax will add from 4d to 6d a week to the expenditure of thousands of poor f ' households. . Sir William Vernon-Harcourt's assump tion that the budget presents the most disastrous financial statement within the memory of living men Is generally indorsed by the liberals. The anti-war members 1 have communicated to their colleagues the result of their figuring, which is that every Boer killed has cost Great Britain £1,000. ONLY CHINESE TRAMP Sing' Wall Is Returning to the Pa cific Coast. Fete York Sun Speoial Service Chicago, April 19.—Ging Wah, the only Chinese tramp In the United States, was riven lodging last night at the Harrison Street station. He was a lodger once be fore, about five months ago. He was then on his way east from Portland, Oregon. He has been in New York since then, and Is now ■ working his way back by easy stages to the Pacific coast. Ging'Wah Is about 45 veers old. He dresses "like an American, but clings to his queue. He carries the same old satchel that, he had last fall. Before going to sleep he took a Chinese idol from his satchel and put it alongside his bunk. He then" lighted two tapers, which burned all nighl in front of the idol. LOCKED IN A BOXCAR Pullman, 111., Boy In Carried to • Council Bluffs. Jfew Tor* Sun Special Service Council Bluffs. lowa. April —Joe Wagner, a 13-year-old boy whose home la in Pullman, 111., was found locked in jin empty freight car in the North-YVest »rn local yards. The , boy had been pris oner in. the car since. Monday morning, without • food and water, and he was al tiost. unconscious.-•• Young" Wagner says he was playing in the railway yards in Pullman and hid in the car rrom^ome of his companions. The iloors were suddenly shut and locked and the train started. *"- v,- : — : —-g : DONATION FOR HARPER JLu«b Students Will Hereafter Work , at Chicago University. tfev< York Sun Special Service. Chicago, April 19.—Students of Rush Medical college hereafter will do their first two years' work at the University of Chicago. President 1 Harper ' has just : re ceived a gift to provide the adidtional fa cilities. a \ The t gift is between $50,000 and " 1100,000. The name of the donor is with held. ;-. . ■ ~ ■ ■■ . ■■■■■ - , , i i SEND HOME THE TROOPS Orders Issued to General Mac Arthur. KEEP ONLY 40,000 MEN Whole United States Army Will Be | Only 60,000 Strong: INSURRECTION VIRTUALLY OVER ■ These Orders Will Show the Base lessness of the "Militarism" Argument. Maw York Sun Special Servlca Washington,. April 19.—Convincing proof that the administration believes the insur rection in the Philippines is at an end, is furnished by an order sent by Secretary Root directing General Mac Arthur to re duce the strength of the army in the ar chipelago to 40,000. men. This reduction will be made immediately. i It is the direct" result of the capture of j Aguinaldo, the surrender of those that bore arms against the United States, and the general improvement of the conditions in the Philippines. ; - The reduction of the force in Uncle Sam's far eastern possessions will result in a corresponding' decrease in the number J of enlistments in the regular army and j the total strength of the organization is not likely to exceed 60,000 men. The instructions to General Mac Arthur direct that five regiments of regulars, three of infantry and one each of cavalry and artillery, be sent to the United States with the returning volunteers. The reg ulars ordered home are the Fourteenth, j the Eighteenth, and the Twenty-third in fantry, the Fourth artillery and the Fourth cavalry. , . Garrison Home Posts. :In addition to this, instructions have been sent to the recruiting stations and military posts throughout the country that, no more of the newly recruited regiments will be sent to the Philippines, except to ' relieve organizations that have served two or more years in the archipelago. The new troops will be retained in this country on garrison duty until their services are re quired elsewhere. Secretary. Root has also decided that no more Filipino troops will be enlisted, and that those already in the service will be mustered out. • * • - Aio Uu«tx for "Militarism." It has been the hope of the administra tion to give the lie to the imperialistic fac tion and to overturn the arguments of Mr. Bryan and his -coadjutors. -During the campaign last fall the charge of imperial | ism was made by every democratic or- I ator in the country. This spring the same | people have frothed at the mouth because ! | the new army bill left it discretionary i j with the president to fix the size of the ! army between 60,000 and 100,000 in round | numbers. The president desired an elas tic army because it was impossible to fore tell what would happen in the Philippines or even In Cuba, during a vacation of congress. Small Scattered Foreei. The capture of Aguinaldo seems to have had a much wider effect than was antici pated at first by the military authorities. The time has come, apparently, in the Philippines, not for the operations of any large bodies of men but for the wholesome I moral effect of small squads scattered throughout a large range of territory. It is ! supposed, to be the purpose to divide the | regiments into petty garrisons, widely spread, but so located as to be within sup porting position of each other. Army of <>0,000. The chances all favor reduction of the army down to the minimum authorized by congress. This would allow about 40,000 men for the Philippines, with 20,000 for're serves in this country. It will be neces sary to keep troops in the Philippines for several years, and this means a constant ' interchange, fresh battalions being sent i from this country to replace those worn out with tropical service. The imperialists, if present plans are carried oiK, will be left without the slight est basis for their outcries, so far as the army is concerned. PEACE IN JMLOMBIA Rebels Are Said to Have Been Scat tered in the Interior. Washington, April 19.—The Colombian minister, Dr. Martinez Silvela, has re ceived a cable dispatch from Bogota say ing that peace and quiet have been restored at all Important points and that the revo lutionists have been scattered to the wild interior regions. United States Minister Hart at Bogota has transmitted to the state department a decree of the Colombian executive ex- I empting from import duties during the disturbed condition and sixty days more, sweet potatoes, potatoes, onions, garlic! rice, corn, peas, lentils, beans, sugar', wheat, flour, lard, butter and all kinds of vegetables, grains and garden stuffs imported in their natural state. The de cree took effect March 5. BRIDE CHANGES HER MIND At the Alter She Decides She Won't Be Married. •>"•*«• York Sun Siteotal Service Mansfield, Ohio, April 19. —Rev. L. G. Batman of this city was about to pro nounce Mrs. Jennie Kline, a widow of Al liance, and George F. Sickinger, a wealthy farmer residing south of Mansfield, hus band and wife, Mrs. Kline said: "I've changed my mind," and the ceremony wa3 postponed forever. Pour months ago, through a matrimonial advertisement, the pair formed an ac quaintance. Sickinger Tailed on Mrs. Kline once, and after correspondence Mrs. Kline, who is a dressmaker, packed up her household goods and came to Mansfield to be married. TREASURE IN A WELL Workmen Find Coin and Bullion Worth Nett York Sun Speoial Service El Paso, Texas, April 19.—One'of the largest treasure finds ever, made in Mexico was made yesterday when workmen un earthed $12,000 in old Spanish coins and silver bullion weighing out over $100,000. The coin was dated 1808, and was found with the silver bullion at the bottom of an old well. The discovery was made by workmen excavating for a building being put up at Guadalajara by the Standard OH company. FRIDAY EVENING, APRIL 19, 1901. ' ■■ ii . —— " —' i ; MORE TROUBLE FOR JOHN BULL. J. Bull —This is what comes of undertaking to bring up other people's children. CLASH IS AYEBTED Chinese Troops Ordered to Move Outside the Great Wall. NO FRANCO-GERMAN EXPEDITION Chinese Occupied Territory Claimed by the Powers to Be Under Their Jurisdiction. Peking, Thursday, April 18.—In conse quence of strong representations to the Chinese government, an imperial decree, dated Tuesday, April 16, has been issued ordering the Chinese troops at Howai-Lu (Huai-Lu?) immediately to remove out side the great wall. The Chinese troops, whose withdrawal has been ordered by imperial decree, are understood to be the force which a Ger man and French expedition was prepar ing to attack. Huai-Lu has been located in the cable dispatches as southwest of Paoting. The Chinese occupied a position within the limits of territory which the military representatives of the powers had decreed as being under their protec tion. London, April 19.—A dispatch from Paris says that in consequence of the imperial decree ordering the Chinese troops to leave the territory considered under the protection of the allied fdrces, the Franco-German expedition has been abandoned. France will soon withdraw 10,000 troops from China. Peking, April 19.—General Leseel, com manding the German troops in China has started for Paotlng-fu with 1,000 addi } tional men. He is accompanied by the | French commander, General Bailloud. The I Franco-German forces available for the expedition number 8,000 men. It is pro posed to take possession of another of the Ansoling passes into Shansi, where Chi nese troops are reported in great num bers. Viceroy Li Hung Chang sent a courier to General Lv, commanding the Chinese troops in the Shansi passes, calling upon him to avoid a meeting, if necessary, by retiring from his position, which is'in contestably Chinese, but the viceroy is not confident the general will obey his orders unless sanction comes from Shan Fu, which he is endeavoring to secure. Provides for Evacuation. Peking.April 19.—The foreign ministers have approved the main features of the report of the generals providing for razing the Chinese forts between Peking and the sea, the estab lishment of military posts at certain points and the gradual evacuation of China by the allied troops. Body Is Recovered. Berlin, April 19.—The body of General Schwarzkopf, it was announced in a dispatch from Peking, has been found, and it is sup posed the general re-entered the palace to rescue the dog. The suspicion of incendiarism is not borne out. It is believed the fire originated in the pantry, near Yon Waldersee's kitchen. BREAK IN GOLDSBOROUGH Trial of the Torpedo Boat at Seattle Is a Failure. Washington, April 19.-^A telegram re ceived at the navy department from Lieu tenant Commander Peters, the principal trial officer, dated Seattle, Wash,, yester day, reads: Second final trial Goldsborough interrupted to-day by the breaking of the port low pres sure eccentric rod 46 minutes after starting. Probably not less than ten days will be re quired to refit. A later dispatch says the break was due to a defect in material. MORGAN JVON'T TELL GainsliurouKli Price, He Thinks, Migrht Brand Him a Lunatic. New York, April 19.—A dispatch to the Tribune from London says: A good story is told of J. Pierpont Mor gan, who attracts more attention here than any other American. An ecclesiastic asked him bluntly how much he had paid for Gainsborough's Duchess of Devonshire. •'Nobody will ever know," he said. "If the truth came out, I might be consid ered a candidate for a lunatic asylum." Mrs. Wiggles-rWhat are these "spheres of influence" that the diplomatists in China keep talking about? Mrs. Waggles—Well, I don't know, for sure Do you suppose tb*y can mean cannon balls? MYSTERY OF A LETTER Excuse Given for Failure to Name Northrop !WAS HE WITHDRAWN? That Is the Intimation at the White House. IS NO DEFINITE INFORMATION Dr. Northrop Wrote Xo Letter and There I* Nothing- to Show Who Did. From The Journal Bureau. liootn 4S. Poaf Building, Washington. Washington, April 19.—An interesting bit of aftermath to the St. Louis exposi tion commission appointments has just come to the surface. In a story which originated at the White House there was a statement to the ef fect that President Northrop of the Uni versity of Minnesota had written a letter to the president or that a friend In Min nesota had written it for him, withdraw ing his name as a. candidate for a place on the commission. According to the story, the letter stated, among other things, that President Northrop was at no time a candidate for the- position. His name had been urged by others, and he was in no sense an office seeker. Re alizing that the president wa3 embar rassed by an oversupply of applications, the letter said that it was the desire of President Northrop to get out of the race, since he did not care to add to the presi dent's troubles. This story about a let ter was also given out at the state de partment, and since it agreed with the word which had come from the White House, everybody was inclined to accept the story as representing the exact facts. Another part of the story had to do with President Northrop's appointment as a member of the Pan-American con gress commission. It was said that this appointment had not been offered as a '"consolation prize," or as "something equally as good," but came as a direct compliment from the president to the dis tinguished Minnesotan. and of course was not bound up in any way with the St. Louis matter. From this view of the case it was easy to see that the Pan-American appointment was on a footing entirely different from that which ii had occupied berore, and so there was a general im pression that it would be accepted. A little Investigation, however, showed that President Northrop had not written the letter referred to, and had authorized nobody to write it for him. He was greatly surprised when informed of the story which was current in Washington, and denied it in very vigorous language. The question that now arises is, how did the story get out here, and why? I have made several ineffectual attempts to run the matter down. Nobody at the White House will now admit that any s^ich letter as that described was received from Northrop, or from anybody claiming to represent him, and the state depart ment is equally reticent. And yet, there is no sort of question but the stories originated as stated, and were told to leading correspondents at the time. Representative Eddy has recommended one of his young constituents of the north ern part of the old seventh district for the position of forestry EDUCATION VS. agent of the inte rior department. PRACTICAL Secretary Hitch cock has faken the KNOWLEDGE. recommenda t i on under advisement, but tells Mr. Eddy very frankly that it is the policy of the department to select for these positions college bred men. This would seem to exclude the Minnesotan. but Mr. Eddy has determined to push the recommendation hard, and thinks that he has more than an even chance to win. He said: The young man I have in mind is a practical woo<i»niua, a.vi wkiit not a college man, van do the work required at least 100 per cent better, because of his practical experience and knowledge of timber. He may not know the scientific botanical names of trees and plants, but he can start from one section corner in the wilderness and find his way to another one without losing time or doubling his tracks, and this is after all the best test. He also knows timber, both as to its merchant able value and bulk, and is an estimator of rare skill and judgment. There has been an unconscious tendency in the department to lean towards college men for all new posi tions, and while in the main this may be all right, I happen to know that there are many cases where a little practical knowledge iV worth all that can be got out of books and college lectures. This is one of them, and if my man should be appointed, I pre(H<-t that he will Quickly become one of the most val ued forestry agents !n the country. —W. AY. Jermane. WnHhiugton Small Talk. Secretary Hitchcock to-day ordered pat ented to the state of Montana a list of lands selected under the school grant, embracing 2,183 acres in the Bozercan district. Superintendent Pierce of the Flandreau In dian school has been authorized to employ an engineer to prepare plans for a water supply system at that school. Congress has appro priated $7,000 for this purpose. | Fred Dennet. private secretary to Senator ! Hansbrough. of North Dakota, expects to visit his home in Milton during the summer. Mrs. Dennet and the children will spend the summer in the Maryland highlands. Secretary Hitchcock has ordered patented to the state of South Dakota 160 acres of land under the grant to aid the state educa tional and charitable institutions, and forty under the state university grant. All the laud is in the Huron district. Postmasters appointed to-day: Minnesota— Renova, Mower county, Otto Goetch. lowa— Oyens, Plymouth county, John Mels. Mon tana—Chimney Rock, Park county, F. A. But trey. North Dakota —Mapleton, Class county, Charles Footer. South Dakota —Vega, Brule county, \V. Waclav Havlik. Senator Hansbrough, of North Dakota has been in New York for a couple ot weeks on business, but expects to return to Washing ton shortly. By the> 15th of May, it is his intention to be in North Dakota, where he will spend the summer and fall, unless he should take advantage of the opportunity to go to the Philippines. The national conference of charities and corrections will be held in this city, May 9 to 15 inclusive. One of the opening addresses will be delivered by Rev. Dr. S. G. Smith of St. Paul. No other northwestern men have so far been announced as on the formal pro gram, but. as the details of the- program have not yet been published, it is quite likely that that section will be well represented, es The controller of the currency has ap proved the following reserve agents for northwestern national banks: National Bank of Commerce, Minneapolis, for City National Bank, Mason City, Iowa; First National Bank, Minneapolis, for First National Bank, Madison, S. D.; National Bank of the Re public, Chicago, for the Commercial National Bank> Waterloo, Iowa; National Park Bank, New York, for National Exchange Bank, Waukesha, Wi3. bishoTshoTat Riot of Students at a Semin ary Near Mos cow. Berlin, April 19.—A dispatch from St. Petersburg to the Lokal Anzeiger says the students of; the great Kaluga seminary near Moscow, .indulged in a series of ex cesses which culminated in shooting at the Bishop: of Kaluga and the rector of the I seminary, j neither, of whom vwas hit. Fif teen students were arrested. v ':' St. Petersburg, April Three stu dents will f present to-morrow to General Wannewski, minister of public instruction, a petition asking that the students of the ■ University of St. Petersburg be permitted | to meet Saturday to decide whether they will participate, in the examinations. Some of the students are in favor of ab senting themselves until the students who have been drafted into the army = are re- i leased and those who have been expelled are reinstated. - ■ It is > believed the meeting will be held even; if the minister refuses his permis i sion. Some of the schools have "recalled their expelled students. MONTANA CATTLE MEN Northern Roundup Association. Be gins a Meeting at Ft. Beaton. Special to The Journal. -< . , ■ ;-j Fort Benton, Mont., April 19.—The an nual meeting of the North Montana Round up Association ; is *in session here : to-day. Many- cattlemen, solicitors and stock rep resentatives of northwestern railroads are in attendance. The meeting is largely of j a business ; nature "to plan for the spring i and . all: roundups and;. the - prosecution: of stock .thieve*. ' ;1 20 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK. ADMIT CUBA TO STATEHOOD Senator Morgan's Suggestion for Solving the Question of Relations With the United States. K*w York Sun Special Sarvicm Washington, April 19.—Senator Morgan has a new plan for the settlement of the Cuban problem, which he will suggest to the committee from the constitutional convention when the delegates arrive in Washington next week. He argues that the Platt resolution, by reserving to the United States the au thority to control the foreign affairs and the finances of Cuba and to intervene by force to preserve peace and protect prop erty, practically establish a protectorate over the island and leaves the Cubans no independence except so far as their in ternal and municipal affairs are concerned. They would ha\;e much more independence if they were a state, and he will advise the committee to recommend to the con vention to apply directly to congress for admission to the union. A territorial form of government would not be satisfactory to the ambitious poli ticians in Cuba, but if the island were admitted to statehood there would be a STRIKE MERELY PUT OFF SETTLEMENT AT .HcKEESI'ORT When the Agreement Expires the luion Will Demand Rec ognition. New York Sun Snmalml Servlca. Pittsburg, April 19—The steel workers and the steel magnates have signed an armed truce. The great strike of skilled artisans that was to paralyze the indus trial world will not take place. The men have won their point that if the union be not recognized, war shall not be made upon it; that organization shall not be prohibited. There were concessions on both sides. The strike is merely postponed until July. President Shaffer said that when the new agreements for the works in the steel combine were presented, they would contain a clause by which the Amalga mated association would be recognized, and the agreements would be between the association and the steel combine, and not by the men as individuals. The advisory board of the Amal gamated association and John Jarrett, acting for the American Sheet Steel ! company, have signed the following agreement ending the strike at McKees port and averting the threatened steel trust strike: "We have discm-ered, after a careful examination of the points at issue, that, as usual, mistakes and misunderstandings underlie the trouble at McKeesport, and we reach the conclusion that if -will be to the advantages of all parties concerned to start the Woods mill with the old em ployes on next Monday, April 22, 1901. "And it is further agreed that the con tract "with reference to working conditions in the mill and scale matter shall be ob served until July 1, 1901, and in the mean time Mr. Smith and Mr. Holloway shall have a meeting to adjust any difficulty which may exist between them." In explanation of this agreement it was stated that the matter "will remain in ex actly the same position as before the trou ble broke out. The organization of the local Amalgamated association among the employes of the mill will be continued, though the company will not recognize it In any way in dealing with the men. The Amalgamated association stated that they did not wish the company to recognize their organization at present and eimply asked the company to allow the men to do as they pleased and act with free dom when outside of the mill. The com pany officials, on the other hand, say that so long as the local association among their men does not try to force recogni tion, and the men work under the personal agreement with them, they would net al low any feeling against the men. Both sides are satisfied. Threatened Conflict Avoided. Evansville, Ind., April 19.—Indiana miners who started last night for the coal fields of western Kentucky, where, It was stated, they would use every effort to induce the miners to go on strike, were met at Seebree, Ky., by a sheriff's posse. The sheriff halted the crowu, read to them the Kentucky Intimida tion law, and ordered them back to" their boat. The Indiana leaders decided to obey rather than precipitate a fight, and marched their followers back to the landing. Trainmen's Strike. Pittsburg, April 19.—A strike of the em ployes of the McKeesport connecting railroad, started last night, has in no way interfered with the operation of the National Tube com pany's plant, and all departments were run ning to-day. While the road is crippled, it is in operation. An early settlement is expected. The men are sriking for forty-five minutes for their midday meal. There'll Be No Water in Standard Oil *".■'■ ."' • . ':....-■■:.•'■ ■ I - .'' '■'■...'■.- ''- .' •'-•■- Now York Sun Somolml Smmvtcm - New York, April 19.'—The Standard; Oil company will declare a record breaking dividend about May 1—20; per cent on its capital of $100,000,000. At the same time th» ■ plan will probably be adopted of increasing the stock of the company from $100,000,000 •to $400,000,000; .«' The increase will, in reality, be an adjustment. Four shares of the new stock • will be given in exchange for one of the old. The stock is quoted at present at its top figure, so that a share of the new stock will be worth in the market ap proximately $200. ... ,^ ' This is not a case of watering stock, but of distilling it. • ■' •■ '...'. .. ■' American Steel in Belfast Ships ', New. York, April That the United States Steel corporation is abqut to enter the foreign field with all possible dispatch is shown by a contract Just made, says the World. The Carnegie Steel company has beeri . awarded a ; contract ; for 20,000 tons of steel plates by the Harland and Wilson Shipbuilding company of Belfast,' Ireland. This is the largest contract ever placed in this country for steel plates. It is worth. $780,000. .. ■' fffflfff^fffl'llßfWßi A majority of Clyde shipbuilding concerns have. recently made contracts with American i mills - for I their steel plate. requirements for many ■ months ; ahead. . The contracts are placed now for fear the United States Steel corporation will advance prices. . ' . A^uinal^lb's Address To-morrow Manila, April —Aguinaldo's address will be issued to-morrow. It is expected that it will advise the Filipino insurgents to surrender and to ao-« cept American sovereignty. , "' - j-'- urge number of offices to fill and a chance tor two of the Cuban leaders to come to the senate and for six or seven of them to the house of representatives. They would be independent in the management of their finances and there could be no. federal interference except in the relations with foreign nations. Senator Morgan "will try to convince the Cubans of the advan tages of state sovereignty over a protec torate, i The president has not discussed or «yea considered the plan of Senator Morgan* even if he has heard of It, nor would he feel authorized to discuss it 'with the Cu ban delegates. He is compelled to stick to the letter of the Platt resolutions, and any propositions for statehood must coma from the Cubans and not from the cab inet. If they choose to make an applica tion for admission into the union he will send it to congress, but at present will not intimate what his recommendations would be. Gomez Is for Palma. Washington, April 19.—General Maximo Go-, mez has declared himself in favor of Estrada Palma for first president of Cuba. This la regarded as a good indication of the conserv atism of the real leaders of Cuba. STOP WASTE IN CABS Railroads to Establish a Bureau as an Experiment. MIDGELEY TO BE IN CHARGE Effort to Get More Service Out of Freight Cars—Stop Delay* at Terminals. Chicago, April 19.—A bureau to get in- : creased service from freight cars, in.whieb/-" all the railroads of the United States are ' expected to be interested, will be < tried for two months at the instance of financial powers who have recently engineered gi gantic changes in the railway system of the country. J. W. Midgeley, formerly > chairman of the Western Freight associa tion, will : have charge of the bureau, with ' headquarters at Kansas City. ' . • Railroad men have decided that, it takes three times as many cars to move, .. a given quantity of freight as it did£j in former times. Detention of cars at *- freight terminals! is the greatest evil. It I is said that this mainly caused the car'?-; famine last year. Railway officials declare the average | daily jj service of a f freight-^ car has fallen to t twenty or twenty-fly» B* miles per day, where formerly the aver age was; ninety miles. ' The new bureau will see that a car is-' unloaded- quickly and returned by. the shortest route. *7; v . DEATH TO RATS Chicago Concern Place* an . Order for Rat Virus. New York Sun Special BvnHo* • Chicago, April 19.—The recent visit to Chicago of Dr. W. Nagusba of Japan, who n is visiting this country and Europe, to In- ' terest the governments in a combined movement for the extermination, of rats,' has already borne fruit here, ■ ' Harold Lorby, Chicago's representative of the Pasteur institute of Paris, says that a large Chicago firm, supposed to be : ' the stock "yards company, has placed aa order with him for rat virus, to begin the war against the rodents. I This j virus « has been successfully tested 'in France, and it is said to be fatal to rats only. DIES AT 109 At an Even Hundred She Took Fart In a Fend. New York Sun Special Sendee . Middlesboro, Ky., April 19.—Lucy: LdfeP, - 109 years old. died at her'home near Clicks lS store, Harlan county, from a stroke of I i paralysis. She came from Virginia when ■ young, and her father and her mother were killed by the Indians. Her first "" marriage, was at forty and her third at eighty. Her last illness was practically her first. When -an even 100 • years old she took part in the Howard-Turner feud, of Harlan county, ■ aiding the Howards. . ROTHSCHILDSJVILL DISSOLVE Change Is Expected in the Famoat Banking Firm, 2?&u> York Sun Special S«rvlo« Frankfort-on-Main, April 19. —It is an nounced here that the original Rothschild *'^ banking firm of this city will be dissolved. : Ever since the, death of Baron Wilhelm H - yon Rothschild, in January, there have ', been rumors of changes in .' this old established institution.