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No. 13,190. WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 1895?TWELVE PAGES. TWO CENTS.
THE EVENING STAR PCBl.I.slIEP DAILY EXCEPT MONDAY AT THE STAB BUILDINGS, 1101 Fesiiyhisia ATenoe. Cor. 11th Btreet, by The Evening Star Newspaper Company, 6. H. KAUFFMANN, Pres't. Few York Oface, 49 Potter Building. Th?* Evening Star is nerved to subscribers ill 'he + ty by carriers. on thfir own account, at 10 rents jmt week. or 44 cents per month. Copie* at the counter 2 rents each. By mail?anywhere in the United States or Canada?postage prepaid?50 cents per month. Saturday Quintuple Slieet Star, $1 per year, with foreign postage added. >3.00. (Entered at the Piwt office at Washington, D. C., as yefond-class mall miitter.i (E7A11 mail subs- ription* must tie |?kl in advance. Hai.-s of advertising made known oa application. NO STRIKE LIKELY The Trouble With the Bookbinders in the Printiug Office. DEMAND MADE BY THE ONION Foreman Espey Gives His Side of the Case. MR. BENEDICT'S POSITION A disagreement between the men em ployed in the bindery of the government printing office and their foreman, arising out of the question of the amount of work to be done in a day, is causing some fric tion in the great printing house of the government. There wera rumors for awhile of a possible 3trike, but today's events warrant the belief that it will not be necessary to resort to extreme meas ures unless the disagreement should reach a more acute stage than at present. Under the law, and the regulations of the government printing office, eight hours' labor constitute a day's work. It has been the custom in the hookblndery department, ustom fixed by the employes them a U i. Uf IU1II I I W V V ? selves, to fix a limit to the number of books to be bound in a day. This scale has been acquiesced in by the several gov ernment printers for the last thirty years. As far as could be learned It lias been an arrangement made by the bookbinders themselves for the better regulating oi their order and the work of each man. Fjr some time past the bookbinders have been at work upon a job of census re ports, which, under the scale, should be turned out at the rate of sixty a day. The bookbinders, however, have recently con clu ltd that the peculiar nature of the work made the completion ot* sixty books too much of an undertaking, and have de manded that the number be reduced by ten in order that time rhouM be allowed for completing the "head binding, which, it is undt rstood, is th? operation tnat gives rise to the claim that the work of handling sixty ijooks z. day is an excessive requirement. Foreman Eipcj'i Statement. The demand for a reduction was made to the foreman of the bindery, Mr. H. C. Es pey, who refused to comply. In explain ing his action to a Star reporter today Mr. Espey said: ??I am not exacting one thing from those men that their own scale does not call for. The trouble arose over a job of work now in hand. They art working on books, which, according to their own scale, fixed by themselves, should be finished at the rate of sixty books a day. They have de manded that they should only do fifty of these, upon the ground that there is extra work connected with the job. "The extra work is what they term ?head banding* the books. I do not con sider it extra work, and I think they can do that amount without any trouble." A Letter Prom the llin?ler*. The question was taken up at a meeting of the Bookbinders^ Union held at Typo graphical Hall last night, and, after being thoroughly discussed, was passed upon by a unanimous vote. The decision reached at last night's meeting is best explained in the following communication, which was handed to Foreman Espey today: WASHINGTON, June 13, 181)5. Mr. H. C. Espey. Foreman of Bindery: Dear Sir: At a* meeting of Local Unijn No. 4, International Brotherhood of Book binders, held June 12 at Typographical Hall the following resolution was unani mously agreed to: That this union sustain the action of the arbitration committee and direct such com mittee to call upon the public printer and foreman of binding and notify them that this is the ultimatum of this society; that the task in dispute shall be fifty books in eight hours, with half hour added for past ing, and that the men on such work be so notified. Respectfully, W. B. HYDE, Prest. Wm. Maloney, Rec. Secy. "My response to that letter was this," said Mr. Espey to a Star reporter: "I told them that I would not agree to make fifty of those books a day's work. 1 shall ex pect every man to work eight hours for a day's labor, but I have not and I will not demand that he shall finish sixty books in that time or finish any specified number. I shall expect him to work faithfully while ho is at it, but will not require him to make sixty books. That much work can be done, however, and has been done right along. They have finished one-half of the Job already at this rate." Unwilling; to Talk. Mr. W. B. Hyde, the president of the j Bookbinders' Union, was then seen by The Star man, and he was asked to state to the public his side of the controversy and an \ explanation of the facts in the case from ! the bookbinders' side. "I have nothing at all to say upon the subject," answered Mr. Hyde. Application to another officer of the union met with the same response. Individual members of t*he union when seen by The Star reporter also declined to talk further than to say that requirement of sixty books a day under existing conditions is excessive and that on account of the nature of the work a re duction of ten books should be made. What Mr. Henedlet Says. Public Printer Benedict was then inter- I viewed. "I have not Interfered In this matter," he said. "It is a question between the men and their foreman. I do not re quire a task of any workman. All that I ask is what the law requires?that a man shall be paid by the hour and for the work that he does. The bookbinders themselves fixed the scale under which they are work ing. and I have never interfered with it. I i have known cases where the union has | fined its own meml?ers for making more | than the scale number of books in a day. I It seems odd to line a man for bis skill and industry, but that is what occurs here at times." Mr. Benedict did not believe the book binders would go to the extremity of strik ing. He said if they did he would have to do the best he could to keep up the ef ficiency of the office, even if necessity should require putting in machines to take the place of hand labor. He said he did not want to go to this extremity, how over, and believed the present difficulty would be adjusted. There are thirty-one men employed on the work that has caused the trouble. There are ?5-S4 members of the union, how ever, who would be affected by a strike if one should occur. Conference With the Public Printer. A letter similar to the one sent Foreman Espey was also handed to Public Printer Benedict. Mr. Hyde, president of the union, also had a conference with the pub lic printer his afternoon. Mr. Benedict ha9 taken the letter and its representations under advisement, and will probably send a reply at an early date. In the meantime the bookbinders are at work. The OiMtlnsaished Sick. M'ss Dodge is reported this morning to be about the same. She passed a comfort able night. P.epresentaUve Hltt continues to improve slowly, and it is thought he may be able *o sit up a ?hort time today. LANDED AT JAMAICA The Steamer George Childs Carrying a Filibustering Expedition. Started From Key Went "With ArniN, Ammunition unit Men?Spun ImIi Gunboutn Eluded. The steamer George Childs, carrying the filibustering expedition from Key West, has landed at Jamaica. Definite informa tion to this effect has been received here. It was due in a large measure to the sail ing of this expedition last week that the administration detci mined on energetic steps to prevent violation of the neutrality laws, and caused President Cleveland to issue his proclamation. The information from Jamaica states only that the steamer has landed, but does not add details as to whether the filibusters are still on board or were landed at some point in Cuba. Additional information is expected as a result of inquiries now mak ing. Could Have LandtMl Her Party. Jamaica lies south of the easterly end of Cuba, so that the steamer George Childs could have landed her party on the east end of the island if she took the route lying between Haiti and Jamaica on the west coast of Cuba. It was first claimed that the party numbered men, but later and more authoritative information reaching litre fixes the number at less than fifty, including four leaders, lis progress is being watched, not because of its im portance, but owing to its origin in the United States, and the determined steps resolved upon by this government to re press filibustering. Mo\emeiit*i of (he Steamer. The George Childs sailed originally from Philadelphia. When she cleared there was nothing suspicious about her cargo, al though a watch was kept on her move ments. She stopped at a small point down the Delaware bay, where it is believed she took aboard arms, ammunition and a large quantity of food supplies suitable for an expedition. Another steamer, the Bridge port, accompanied her, but her future movements are not yet located. The Childs moved down the Atlantic coast to a point off Key West, where the filibusters had or ganized their party. They arc said to have carried with them two cannon, mounted conspicuously with their muzzles protrud ing over the bulwarks. The efficiency of these weapons is doubted, however, owing to the information reaching here that they were dug up after laying in the ground for a long time, and were used only for their formidable appearance. Spaui*h Gunboatd Eluded. Jamaica is a British colony, and it is said that the British authorities will take all necessary steps to see that filibustering is no? aided from that point. Spanish gun boats have been on the outlook for the Key West party, so that the arrival of the Childs at Jamaica indicates that their watch has been unavailing. The fact that the information from Ja maica gives only the arrival of the Childs, without mention of the filibusters, leads to the Impression In some quarters that the si spicions directed against her may prove unfounded, as there is only circumstantial information thus far to show that she car ried the party. The circumstances have been sufficient, however, to Induce the closest watch of all her movements, and the authorities in Cuba have regarded her as the vessel needing the most observation. ARE OIR STREETS POST ROADS. A Nice Legal Question In Controversy In the Courts. A cas-3 involving the rights of munici palities to prevent, under certain circum stances, the erection of telegraph poles on the streets of cities has come up in the local courts here on an application for a writ to prohibit Judge Kimball of the Police Court from sentencing two linemen who had been convicted of putting up Postal Telegraph Company poles on Dth street. While the case applies especially to the District of Columbia, nearly similar conditions obtain in many other places. Congress, by an act passed in 1SG6, gave telegraph companies the right to erect poles on all post roads of the United States. Later, by another act, it declared all the streets of the District of Columbia to be post roads. Under these laws, the Postal Telegraph Company claimed the right to erect poles on 'Jth street. A regulation of the city, however, forbids such erection, and when the company began work their men were arrested, tried in the Police Court and fined,the court considering that the munici pal regulation controlled, and that the al leged grant by Congress coulcrnot be con sidered. As there is no appeal from the Police Court where it has jurisdiction, and no remedy from its sentences, except by writ of habeas corpus when imprisonment is decreed, the company applied to the Dis trict court for a writ to forbid the police justice to carry out the sentence. The question has been taken under advisement. TREAStRY CHANGES. Important Office** to lie Filled by the Firftt of Next Month. Several important changes are apt to occur in the Treasury Department on July 1, the beginning of the next fiscal year. A plan under favorable consideration is the transfer of Mr. Scott Nesbltt, chief clerk of the Internal revenue bureau, to the chiefship of the appointment division. Since the retirement of Major Kretz this office has been temporarily filled by Mr. Wetmore of the chief clerk's office. Mr. E. C. Johnson, chief of the income tax divis ion, which will go out of existence on the first proximo, is booked to succeed Mr. Nes bitt as chief clerk of the internal revenue bureau. It is said that a change In the office of deputy commissioner of internal revenue will also occur on the first proximo. This office is filled by Mr. George W. Wilson of Ohio. He is a holdover from the Har rison administration. He is a republican and tendered his resignation at the be ginning of the present administration, and has stood ready to relinquish his office at any time since. Hi3 long retention is un doubtedly du-^ mainly to his special quali l fications for the office he holds. His po ! litical opponents are after his scalp and I are now said to be confident of success. GOV ER !N M EXT SUPPLIES. The Departmental CommUnlou at Work 1 pon the Kids. The departmental commission charged with the duty of making contracts for gen eral supplies for the government service in i Washington, Including ?the local govern ! ment, is now busily engaged in considering the proposals recently submitted to. the various departments. This commission is composed of Assistant Secretary' Hamlin of the Treasury, Assistant Secretary Sims of the Interior Department and Third As sistant Postmaster General Cralge. All I the bids have been Scheduled and will be : finally acted upon in a short time, unless | It should be developed that the competl | tors have entered Into a combination to ? raise the rates on articles required In the public service. The commission was con stituted for the purpose of securing the lowest and most advantageous terms and at the same time secure a regular schedule of rates for all the departments. DIPLOMACY FAILS The Cuban Rebellion Cannot Be Put Down in That Way. REBELS WELL SUPPLIED WiTH MONEY A Serious View Taken by the Diplomatic Corps Here. THE POSSIBLE RESULTS For the first time since the Cuban re bellion broke out diplomats resident in tfiis city are beginning: to take a serious view of the uprisings on the island. When it was learned by members of the diplomatic corps in Washington that civil war raged in Cuba expressions were very generally made in effect that this uprising would run the course of all others on the island. From the beginning it has been known that many of the leaders and most of the followers in the rebellion have been negroes. This fact alarmed the whites on the island, who feared that should the civil war succeed there would be negro rule and a condition would prevail much more distasteful to them than even the unjust rule of Spain. The fact that the Vene zuelan civil war showed the consequences mat might come from such a condition was referred to, as Bolivar, the liberator ot Venezuela, had to consent to the mar riage ot his sister* to a negro general after victory, this negro officer having compelled such action through the enormous power he wielded both during and after the war, when his enmity might have turned the tide and have resulted in the loss of all that had been gained. How It Wum nt First Regarded. It was for this reason, well knoun to the diplomats here, that they believed that the Cubaii rebellion would be out uown. They did?nt think that the negroes of Cuba, with the aid of only a comparatively small portion of the whites, could be suc cessful. They locked upon the rcbfls i-s bandits who would shortly be forced to surrender. \\ hen Gen. Campos, tne great est military officer of Spain, who had gained great renown in the suppression of former rebellions on the island, was given personal chargt of all the operations for the suppression of the Cuban revolt, it was believed that a peace would quickly be ef fected. The former successes of Gen. Campos had largely been brought abo it through diplomacy. After he took active control of Spanish operations, he discover ed that the men leading the rebellion wiEirc not of a character that conld be influenced ly diplomacy, however shrewd. The most intelligent and conservative portion of the white population were not in the rebellion, while the guerrilla warfare that was being carried on was in the hands of men who were fighters, and who proposed to ?,am the independence of .he island at all haz ards. Diplomacy Won't Work. It Is now generally believed that this policy of diplomacy which Gen. Campo3 was to exercise in the suppression of the rebellion has failed. The fact that the gov ernment of Spain has been authorized, in case of need, to negotiate a loan of 000,000, OJiO pesetas on account of the Island of Cuba, and the further fact that the min ister of war, Gen. Azcarraga, is actively oc cupied in reorganizing reinforcements in order to put 40,000 men in Cuba In August, is regarded as an acknowledgment that diplomacy will not work among Cuban leaders. Rebel* Have Plenty of Money. Another phase of the rebellion in Cuba which is surprising the diplomats of Wash ington, is the very apparent fact that these men have practically an unlimited supply of money. They are armed with the latest style weapons. Where this money comes from is an enigma. For many years past oppressive rule in Cuba has driven Cubans from their homes, and has caused them to seek a career in the United States and In. the Spanish-American republics. New York city has a large colony formed in this way, and some members of this colony have gained great success and wealth, and are prominent among the business men of that city. Throughout Central America many Cubans have sought homes, generally going into the coffee business, in which way many have become influential and wealthy. It is through the influence of these men who have practically been exiled from Cuba that the rebellion is receiving much strength. While the whites on the island have not supported the rebellion, those men who left their homes left them with a determination to some day boat Spain if they could. So it Is that a very large por tion of the whites who are engaged in the rebellion are men who have sought the country to take a part in the uprising after long exile. Sources for Supply of FandN. Among members of the diplomatic corps here there is a rumor ir. circulation that money is being supplied the leaders of the Cuban revolt from a source other than Cubans who have left their country. It is hinted that the great asphalt anct oil industries of the Island are taking an im portant part in the rebellion. The asphalt of Cuba is regarded as equal to that brought from the Island of Trinidad, which for many years has supplied the Barber Asphalt Company with Its material and allowed it to hold a monopoly in put ting down asphalt pavements. The broad expanse of asphalt in front of the Arling ton Hotel in this city is of Cuban asphalt, and it is said that persons interested In this product of the island have endeavored to bring about an introduction of the Cuban product into this country in com petition with the Trinidad. But up to the present time they have not, in any great measure, succeeded. It is said that if this Cuban revolt succeeds there are capitalists now waiting to secure concessions from the belligerents in order to Introduce Cuban asphalt into the United States. It will be seen that in 'his way there is a possibility of those who wish to secure this concession of advancing sums to the Cubans who are now fighting for independ ence in order to win their friendliness If they are ever able to grant a concession. It is also said that a somewhat similar state of affairs exists in regard to the oil product of Cuba. It is hinted that the Standard Oil Company has an interest which might lead to various possibilities in the making of friends for the Cuban rebellion. If the rebellion succeeds there will also be the possibility of granting concessions for working this oil product, which would be valued at millions of dol lars. The f^ct that these concessions would be possible on the part of the belligerents if they succeed has been'given out by'Cubans in this country, and it is said that promiges cf friendly aid have been offered to various capitalists if they would assist the Cuban leaders. # . %t The I'oKKllile Rcmilt. While men acquainted with Cuban affairs believe that the most serious stage in the Cuban revolt has not b*en reached, they are Inclined to brieve that Spain will be able to starve out the rebels. The informa tion received from Madrid Is sufficient to show that the serious aspect of Cuban affairs is accepted there and that the gov ernment realizes that if they do not wish to lose the island that has been a source of revenue for so many years immense power will have to be wielded. Whether Spain is able at this time to wield such power Is to be seen, for there are some well-informed people who think that rather than spend too much money the Spanish government might yield Cuba, which is already heavily burdened with debt. At any rate, the pr^se-it is generally regarded as a most critical time for Spain arid the Cubans who lire fighting for independence. THE SILVER' MEETING No Indications That the South and West Will Unite. The Atteuiluucc I.nrgrely Democratic? Sisnlllranl Ahucnoe of Senator Tel ler Commented I'pon. The tone of the Memphis silver meeting 13 not more vigorous than was expected. Vigor, Indeed, was essential on two scores. In the fir3t place, the me?lng was called to make reply to the sound money me?ting recently held at the same point, and In the second place only extreme deliverances would properly represent extreme men. The bo'dest defiance possible, therefore, was In order, and has been Issued with due regard to the question at stake and the people ad dressed. Will the South Hud Went Vnttef But what effect win the meeting have on the proposition for a ur.lon of the south and west on the silver question? That is thought to be the point. Such a union is the real object of the extreme silver men. That Is their hope. The east. In their judg ment, is no territory for. missionary work on their part. The east is for sound money and if necessary, will solidify In support of the'sound money policy. If silver Is to triumph, therefore, it must receive the ur.lted support of its friends In the two sec tions where its interests are considered par s-mount to everything else. The south and the west, acting together, can force froe | coinage on this country. But in order to act together successfully they must ilrst agree to an entire obliteration of old party lines. Democrats and republicans will be obliged to put aside differences on other subjects, bury all old prejudices and lock arms like brothers. Does- this Memphis meeting give encouragement to this scheme. A DcmiHTnllr Mccllafc. The meeting, it is observed, is in the main a democratic meeting. The invita tion issued was of a non-partisan char acter. but it has not been widely accepted in that spirit. Democrats have responded in greatly the largest numbers. There are populists present, and a few republicans, but not in numbers sufficient to justily the i opinion that the west is ready as yet to ] throw off the old party affiliations, ihe . western eve is llxed rather on Cleveland, where. In a few days, the National I-eague of Republican Clubs is to meet, and where an effort is to be made to secure some ex pression favorable to silver. The west, evidently, is still in the republican column. The absence of Mr. TeUer alone from the Memphis meeting" . is highly significant. Silver sentiment in the w*?t guides by him. Whatever he says and does oa the free coinage line the west, indorses, bo, until Mr. Teller takes the platform and strikes his old tlatf and ridBen a new one, the south may raise her voice &s loud as she pleas?es without summoning a new party into ex istence. ^ Senator Stewart's Position. The presence of Senator Stewart at Mem phis is inten .ning, but not thought to be Important. The Nevada ^nator is a popu list, or what you will. Names are no long er of moment to him. Arty camp flying the free silver flag is nis home. Old republican that he is, and but lately turned populist, he is as comfortable en the stage at the Memphis meeting, with Mr. Tun>ie in the chair, as he w juld be at a meeting in any town of his jw;i state presided over by his colleague, Mr. Jones. All he asks anywhere Is that silver be remembered, and every man is his brother who sp?*aks a good word for the white metal. Mr. Stewart is assur ed of a welcome always in the south. He voted against 'he force Mil, and he voted for the confirmation of Mr. Lamar as as sociate justice of the Supreme Court. ???/The measure defeated was am abhorrent to the south as the man confirmed was dear. Mr. Lamar was ihe mott popular of all the southern mea of his day, and Mr. Stewart is thus associated with the last high honor bestowed upon the aouth's favorite. And, of course, Mr. Stewart commits Nevada. But Nevada Is the least important of all the western states, and her secession from the republican ranks is- not disquieting to the republican managers. They are study ing Colorado, and taking very great com fort from the fact that Mr. Teller remains at home. PRINCIPAL CHIEF SUSPENDED. Trouble In the Creek Nation as to Drawl agr of Cheeks. A dispatch was received at the Treasury Department yesterasy from G. Small, assistant treasurer <5f the United States at St. Louis, stating that he had been ic quested by Acting Chief Bullet of the Creek Nation not to honor any further checks against the Creek funds drawn by Treasurer Sam Grayson. Mr. Small says he notified Bullet that he v.ould comply temporarily with the request, pending fur ther information on the subject. At the time of writing he did not know the cause or subject of the trouble. T^e ,X)?^S ?f the St. Louis office show a balance $187,00", subject to the orders of the treas urer of the Creek Nation. No checks drawn by Grayson have been presented for pay ment since May 10 last. Mr. Small asks whether the Secretary approves Ills action. Secretary Carlisle immediately referred the matter to the Interior Department, and a-dispatch asking for information was sent by the Indian office to D. M. Wisdom, agent to the Five Civilized Till**. The latter's reply, received this morning, reads as fol lows: "The principal chief of Creek Na tion has been suspended by the national council, and Edward Bullet, second chief, Is now acting chief. The latter was in structed by a resolution of the national council to notify the assistant treasurer of the United States at St. Louis not to honor checks drawn. t>y Sam Grayson, treasurer of the Creeit Nation, until fur ther instructed. I snal| advise further as soon as possible." Mr. Wisdom's reply will be at once for warded to Secretary Carlisle. FORMALLY TRANSFERRED. The Island of Formosa Now Belong* to Japan. The formal transfer of the Island of For mosa from China to Japan Is announced In a cablegram from tfce Japanese foreign office to the legation hire. It occurred on June 'J, but as there Is |io telegraphic com munication between Japan and. Formosa the news was conveyed xy a dispatch boat. Lord LI, son of Li Huijfe Chang, acted for the Chinese, and it Is believed Mr. John W. Foster was also present. Admiral lvapa yama acted in behalf of Japan in receiving the new possession. He is not the fleet commander, but is governor general of the province. , The dispatch states that the Japanese forces hail a minor engagement with the Chinese on the island, in which the latter were repulsed with but a single loss to the Japanese. It adds that all foreigners are safe, and that the natives welcome the ar rival of the Japanese. Government Receipts. National bank notes received today for redemption, ?90.077. Government receipts: From internal revenue, $399,670; customs, $535,110; miscellaneous, BLOW TO COMBINES Decision Against the Whisky Trust in Illinois. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL PLEASED Death Knell of Trusts in the State Sounded. RETICENCE OF RECEIVER SPRINGFIELD, 111., June 13.?The su pre me court of Illinois today filed its opin ion in the ease of the people against the Distilling and Cattle Feeding Company (whisky trust). The judgment of ouster entered by the lower court is affirmed. The effect of this decision will be to break up the whisky trust. In the course of. the opinion the court says: "No one who intelligently considers the scheme of this trust as fletailed in the in formation can for a moment doubt that it was designed to be and was, in fact, a combinaticn 'n restraint of trade, and that it was organized for the purpose of getting control of the manufacture and the sale of all distillery products, so as to stifle competition and co be able to dictate the amount manufactured and prices at which the same should be sold, and that its ef fect is to create or tend to create a virtual , monoply in manufacture and in the sale of products of that character. "No rational purpose for such an organi zation can be shown consistent with an in tention to allow the business to run in its normal channels, to give competition its legitimate channels and to allow both pro- j ducticn and prices to be controlled by the natural influence of supply and demand, i and the results as shown by the informa tion were such as might be anticipated. The trust obtained possession of nearly all the distilleries and nearly the entire dis tillery products ol the United States, thus enabling it to dictate the prices and the amount of prod ictlon, and thus to draw to itself substantially the control of the dis tillery business of the country." The eour'. cites a larere number of deci sions showing combinations of a simi'ar character that have been held illegal in other states, among others the match trust. Attorney General Molony, speaking of the decision, said: "T-toe supreme court practically holds that the Distilling and Cattle Feeding Companv is a trust, and that as such Judge Gib bons of Chicago did. right ip pronouncing a judgment of civil death aeainst it. The supreme court also decided that the At torney General was ri*ht in his views of the law regarding the matter, and that the Distilling and Cattle Feeding Company is no more than a continuation of the old distillers' cattle feeding trust. "Tho decision," he continued, "is one of the ablest opinions ever delivered by the supreme court of this state. In no un certain language it sounds the death knell of trusts in this state for ever. On every point in which I made a fight I was sus - talned." The Receiver Itetlccnt. CHICAGO, June 12.?Receiver John Mc Nulta was net inclined to discuss the whisky trust decision, but asserted his in | tention to hold the trust's property at any cost. The opinion had been expressed that in the event of a decision such as was rendered today the trust's distilleries would revert to the original owners, some of whom had expressed the intention of seiz ing the plants. "I don't think the decision will result in any immediate change of hands for the properties," Receiver McNulta said, "for I intend to hold to all that I have in charge a3 an officer of the court." Deputy I'nited States marshals have been on guard at the various distilleries for some time, and sturdy resistance will, no doubt, be made to any attempt to seize the plants. Reorganisation Committee Victory. Attorney Levy Mayer, representing the reorganization committee, regarded the de cision as a victory. "We have been anxiously waiting for this decision," he said, "and are highly pleased what it has come and come in the way of an affirmance. It removes all ob stacles from the way of the reorganization committee and makes reorganization now a matter of but a few d tys. Attorney Gen eral Molony has done most excellent work. We uere associated with him in the p?ep araMon of the information and took part in the early stages of the arguments before Judge Tuley. We saw in the proceedings the only opportunity at the time of getting rid of the management of the officers in power. The supreme court decision affirms the Judgment of ouster rendered by Judge Gibbons. The effect of the decision is to deprive the company of the right to con tinue business. The statute, however, of this state makes express provisions for just such a case as this. "It provides that the corporation shall continue its corporate capacity during the term of two years for the purpose of col lecting the debts and claims due the cor poration and selling and conveying tne property and effects thereof. The law also provides that the corporation shall have 1 the right to use Its corporate name for the above purpose, and that it shall be capable of prosecuting and defending all suits at law or in equity. "Receiver McNulty has the right to tem porarily continue the business until an ] advantageous sale can be made of the property. "The supreme court decision makes a sale of the property which is now in the 1 hands of the federal court teceiver in- i evitable. It is this sale for which the re organization committee has been striving with might and main ever since Mr. Green hut was removed from the receivership. There can be now no successful filibuster- < ing or obstacle Interposed to the sale of the property, for which our petitioners have been ready for several weeks. We know of nothing \*hich more satisfactorily facilitatss the purpose of the reorganiza- 1 tion committee than the decision just an- I r.ounced by the supreme court. This is the greatest triumph thus far of the plans 1 of the committee." WILL SOT INTERFERE. The President Decline* to Commote Trnvers* Death Sentence. The President has denied the application for a commutation of the sentence of death imposed in the case of James L. Travers of the District of Columbia, convicted-of the murder of Lena Gross, and sentenced to be hanged July 19 next. The appllca- , tion is based on allegations of the prison er's mental weakness - an 2 irresponsibility. District Attorney Birhey submitted a state ment of the facts in the ' case without ? recommendation, in which report the trial judge concurs. The following is the Presi dent's indorsement of the application: "Denied. Upon a thorough investigation of this case I cannot find anything upon which to predicate a doubt of the convict's ' guilt, and nothing has been presented to me which justifies my interference with the sentence of the court' Presidential Appointments. The President tcday made the following appointments: James 3. Coffin of Massa chusetts, consul at St. Helena; Horatio R. Bigelow of Pennsylvania, consul at Rouen, France; William E. Mantlus of New York, consul at Turin. Italy. THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS Ambas adors and Foreign Ministers Wel comed by Secretary of State Olney. Nearly Every Foreign Legation Here Woh Represented?'The Introdae 1 ioiiM Made by M. Patenotre. Upon the invitation of Secretary Olney all of the ambassadors and foreign minis ters in Washington came to the Depart ment of State this morning to pay their respects t the new Secretary. The mem bers of the diplomatic body gathered in the diplomatic waiting room, where they were welcomed by Assistant Secretaries Adee and Rockhill, and at 11 o'clock they were shown into the large diplomatic re ception room, where Secretary Olney was in waiting to receive them, assisted by Mr. Landis, private secretary to the late Sec retary Gresham, and his own private sec retary, Mr. Blandford. Introduced by M. Putenotre. M. Patenotre, the French ambassador, headed the line, acting as dean of the corps in the ^absence of Sir Julian Pauncefote, the British ambassador, and next to hftn came Baron Fava, the Italian ambassador. M. Patenotre formally presented the mem bers of the corps to Secretary Olmy, al though he had already become acquainted with most of them while Attorney General. The absentees were few, and in most of these cases the embassies and legations V'tre represented by secretaries. Thus Vis count Gough came from Massachusetts to represent the British embassy; Senor Ren gifo appeared for Colombia, Senor C'alvo stood in a triple capacity for Costa Rica, Guatemala and Honduras, and Senor Dominguez came for the Argentine lega tion. The legations unrepresented were those of Turkey (Minister Mavroyeni being ill), Russia, Hayti, Siam and the Domini can Republic. The diplomatists were not in uniform, but wore morning dress, and the affair was rather informal, lasting but fifteen minutes. Secretary .Olney had a few appropriate words in response to the congratulations that were extended to him by each of his callers, and the members of the corps took advantage of the gather ing, to exchange farewell greetings with each other, as most of them are about to leave Washington for the summer vaca tion in the course of a few days. A New Practice. It is said that Secretary Olney inaugu rated a new practice in thus assembling the corps to greet them upon his acces sion to office. It ftas b*en the custom in such cases _to acquaint the ambassadors and ministers by formal notes with the fact that there has been a change in the head of the Department of State, and then the foreign representatives occupied several weeks of the r.ew Secretary's time and put themselves to much inconvenience in call ing separately upon the new Secretary to extend their congratulations, so that the change made by Secretary Olney is wel comed by everybody interested. THE HKrOHMKD PRESBYTERIANS. Questions That Caaie iiefore the Synod at Denver. DENVER, Col., June 13.?The synod of the Reformed Presbyterians adjourned at midnight, and most of the delegates have gone today on a trip to Pike's Peak. The refusal of the New York presbytery to organise a reform presbytery in Cam bridge, Mass., in response tu a petition from a congregation In that place was overruled, and .the petition of the Cam bridge people granted. The committee on temperance reported very strong resolutions against the sale or use of liquors and tobacco, and the report was adopted unanimously. The govern ment of the United States was condemned for the countenancing of the liquor trartlc and the sale of narcotics. The synod de cided to enlarge Its work among the In dians in Oklahoma, and will endeavor to unite the small congregations and supply them with preachers. The report of the committee on Sabbath observation as submitted by Rev. J. R. Wylie was accepted and commented on most favorably. He condemned Sunday mails, transportation, newspapers, street cars and all kinds of work, also the ten dency to turn the day into an occasion for merry-making. The appropriations adopted footed up about $tHOUU. HANGED FOR WIFE MIRDER. IndrewM Confessed His .Guilt of the Crime Charged. BELVIDERE, N. J., June 13.?George Andrews, the colored wife murderer. Was hanged upon the gallows in the Warren county jail yard this morning. Andrews was led from his cell at 10:03 o'clock by Hangman VanHise, his spiritual advisers, Rev. George Young and Rev. Headman Tassett, and Deputy Sheriffs Jas. C. Thompson, Edward Hutchinson and John Hyman. The trap was sprung at 10:00. Andrews' neck was not broken, and death was by strangulation. Just before the drop was sprung Rev. Mr. Fassett stated to the jury and those present that Andrews acknowl edged that his execution was a vindication >f justice and of law. Last night Andrews made a confession in writing that he killed his wife. FORESTS ON FIRE AGAIN. Plumes Canning Dumagc In North western Pennsylvania. BRADFORD, Pa., June 13.?Forest fires continue to destroy property. Last night at 12 o'clock word came from Simpson 3tating that the flames v#re dangerously : ear to the wells of Urquhart I.avens, and :hat it would be difficult to save the prop erty from destruction. Yesterday a force of 150 men had a hard Ight with the destroying element near Lafayette Corners. Nearly 2,(*00,000 feet 3f lumber at W. D. Johnson's mill was de jtroyed, entailing a loss of $15,000, the lum jer being partially Insured. The mill was saved. Another Are near Taintor destroyed a arge quantity of wood for Hamlin Knowles. Fires are reported from various )ther parts. MRS. CLEVELAND'S GUESTS. Arrival of the Benedicts at Gray Gables. BUZZARDS BAY. Mass., June 13.?The steam yacht Oneida, which was delayed in Lha bay on account of thick fog, has ar *ived her<f having on board the Benedicts, svho will remain a few days as the guests >f Mrs. Cleveland. The party. Including Mrs. Cleveland, rode over to the village and ?ailed upon the Jeffersons. President Cleve land Is expected any time. MAY LEAVE TOMORROW. rhe President May Go Away After the Cabinet Meeting. The President may leave the city tomor row afternoon, after the cabinet meeting, 3r he may defer his departure until Satur iay. Fourth-Class Postmasters. Thirty fourth-class pestmasters were ap pointed today, twenty-seven of whom were to till vacancies caused by deaths or resig nation*. Zt,t proof of f$e pubbtng if m ffc eating. TJerterbap's Sjfar contained 46 cofumns of oboerftsemenfe, mabe up of 7^8 separate announce; menf?. tRese afcoerfiters fiougljf pufificiff-not merefg (pace. SOLDIER BOYS LEAVE District Brigade Off for Fort Wash . ington Today. LIGHT COMPANIES IN LINE | The Arrival at the Camp and the First Work. THE TENTS UP Amid the farewell shouts of hundreds of relatives and friends and the waving of handkerchiefs and hats, with company yells filling the air and the band playing "The Girl I Left Behind Me," the District of Columbia National Guard, or at least a representative portion "of it, at promptly 10 o'clock this morning steamed down the Po tomac aboard the George Leary, bound for Fort Washington, where ten days are to be spent under canvas and strict military discipline. Great preparations fir the outing have been in progress fcr several weeks past, for the encampment which opened this morning is but the third in the history of the District Guard, and the first as a bri gade since 18J*>. Congress for four years at a stretch struck out from the militia appropriation the item providing for the encampment, and it is surmised that many moons will elapse before Gen. Ordway's command as a whole will again be pro vided with the means to devote the cus r\v\\\ ZTul* The Embarkation. tomary period to field instruction. There fore the commanding general determined to make the most of the opportunity, and the same inspiration has been transfused generally among .the men. For the past few days, ard particularly rirce yesterday morning, the brigade ar mory resembled a huge bee hive with the inhabitants laboring in a manner that would put the proverbially industrious beaver to shame. Quartermasters were busy packing overcoats and company bag gage. Issuing clothing ard equipments, and at the same time endeavoring to keep their minds clear. The enlisted men were oc cupied in rolling woolen and rubber blank ets, packing blanket bags, and polishing brasses. Mght Work. Especially was activity in evidence last evening. Instead of being dosed at 11 ;30 p.m., as Is customary, the armory re mained open all night, and the work of preparation contfnuld In some quarters without cessation until this morping. A number of officers and men spent tne night at the armory, in order to be on hand promptly at the souxujtag of assembly. Every on a was astir at daybreak, and shortly thereafter soldiers bearing knap Lacks were s<-en approaching the rendez vous from all sections of the city. The head weather man apparently awakened in very bad humor, for the clouds frowned On the Hurricane Dock. and scowled for an hour or more, but the militiamen were not at all discouraged thereat. Becoming convinced that the vol vnteer soldiers could not lie discouraged, the lrdividual who works the taps at the weather end of the Department of Agricul ture grew better natured, and just at 8 o'clock, the hour the men were ordered to report, a smile of sunshine spread over the l'ace of the sky, and everybody was made happy. They Are Off. Things continued to be business-like until quite late. Baggage was loaded on a dozen or more wagons drawn up before the build ing, mounted staff officers arrived and de parted, and shouts of command were given at short intervals. At 8:30 o'clock the sec ond battalion departed for the steamboat wharf, the members moving off in groups. A moment later the third battalion was formed on L street, and marched away under commanu of Major Wilson. Then A Observation Point. Adjutant Meyer assembled the second regi ment on New York avenue, with the right resting at 5th street, and headed by ;ho National Guard Drum Corps. Col. Clay's command followed after the third battalion. The third separate company was not far In the rear, and the same applies to the am bulance company and the engineer bat talion. The infantry organizations had barely passed from view when the battery of light artillery, under command of Capt. Forsberg, set out at a trot for its practics march through Maryland. Working Clothes. A large crowd gathered at the wharf tg