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No.. 13,857. WASHINGTON, D. C., FIIJDAY, JJLY. 30, 1897-TWELVE PAGES. TWO CENTS.
THE EVENINGC STAR.
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Bates of advertising made kasha an application.
WRECK ON BIG FOUR
Miacreanta Open a Switch in Front of
an Express Train.
EINIE AHD THREE CARE DERhID
Eng'neer, Fireman and Two Tramps
Instantly Killed.
PASSENGERS ALL ESCAPE
CINCINNATI, Ohio. July 30.-A Times
Star special from Thorntown. Ind., says
the Chicago express on the Cleveland, Cin
cirnati, Chicago and St. Louis railway,
due in Cincinnati at 7 a.m., was wrecked
there about 2:30 o'clock. Four were killed
outright and several slifhtly injured.
There was a deliberate plot to wreck the
train, as a coupling pin had been driven
Into the switch no as to hold it open and
throw the fast train from Chicago to Cin
cinnati off the track as it passed this point.
The engine and tender, the mail, express
and baggage cars were thrown from the
track and wrecked. The coaches and Wag
ner sleeping cars remained on the track,
and none of the passengers were seriously
hurt, although they had a lively shaking
up
Engineer and Fireman Killed.
It is reported that none of those in the
cars that were thrown from the track were
seriously hurt. Seth Winslow of Greens
L'rg, Ind., the engineer, and B. Crickmore
of Indianapolis, the fireman, and two uni
dentified trumps were killed outright.
While there were many reports about the
number of people injured, there were none
seriously hurt, although many were so
badly frightened at first as to give credence
to the reports about many being Injured.
The ofticials of the Big Four railway
state that no passengers were hurt at the
wreck and that the fntalitles are limited
to the enginer and fireman and two tramps.
No others on the train were seriously hurt.
When the train left Chicago last night at
8 o'clock It was an unusually long one.
Only fcur stops were to be m.tde between
Chicago and Indianapolis. The train was
passing Thorntown at high speed when
the engine struck the switch that hai
been opened and fastered open.
The two tramps who were killed were
stealing a ride on the front end of the
mail car, and their remains cannot be
identified.
Relief Train Sent to the Seene.
A relief train was sent from Indianapelni
to Thorntown tarly this morning, and as
non as the track was cleared a new train
was made up for this city and other points.
The train was unusually crowded with pas
sengers.
Engineer Winslow leaves a widow and
two children. His remains were taken to
his home at Greensburg, and those of
Fireman Crickmore to Indianapolis.
The ofcials of the railroad have institut
ed a thorough investigation'as to the per
petrators of the wreck. The reports from
Thorntown leave no doubt whatever about
the switch having been thrown open and a
coupling pin fastened in the switch to hold
it open.
There have recently been some labor
troubles in and about Thorntown, but none
of them have been in any manner con
nected with the railway. It is stated that:
since the mining troubles there had been
a number of strangers about the place who
are not connected with the strike, but who
are supposed to have been tramping about
with a view to plunder during the expected
trouble. No attempt was trade to rob the
express or other cars after the wreck, and
no understanding of the plot can be ascer
tained. All available detectives were set
at work today on the case.
Omeiala Think Strikers Did It.
The cpinion is entertained at the head
quarters of the Big Four that the train
wreckers had hoped to destroy a coal train
about due. General Manager Schaff has
offered a reward of fir) for the arrest and
ccnvictlon of the wreckers.
CONFIDENTLY EXPECT ANNEXATION.
Elas Mills, Retiring Conanl General,
Disesamea Stuation in Hawaii.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 30.-Ellis Mills,
the retiring consul general at Honolulu, ar
rived from the islands on the steamer Ala
meda. Mr. Mills was succeeded by Win.
Hayward. and with his wife he is now on
his way back to his home in Virginia.
Speaking of politikal affairs in the Islands,
Mr. Mills said: "Annexation is now re
garded universally by the people of Ha
waii as a certainty. The enthusiasm over
the annexation moement is more Intense
row, if such a thing be possible, than it
haa ever been before. Almost everybody has
an abiding faith in the happi result that
they all wish for and anticipate. It Is con
liently expected that the whole matter will
be settled when Congress meets this falL"
PERISHED IN THlE DESERT.
late of Tlwo Memsbers of the Calvert
Exploring Expeditien.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 30.-The mystery
that for nearly a year has clouded the fate
of Chas. Wells and Geo. L. Jones, the two
miasing members of the Calvert exploring
expedition in West Australia,is now cleared
up by advices received from Sydney.
L. A. Wells. leader of the search party,
recently found the dead bodies of the two
me near Joanna Springs, in the heart of a
desert. They mised the trail In Novembher,
l1. and failed to meet the main body of
the expedition. They died of thirst and
starvation.
JAMES GORAGM KILLED.
libet Ia a Dispnte Ser a Game of
Cardi.
CHICKABAW, I. T., July 30.--James
Goragh. a well-known sporting man from
the Pacific coast, was instantly killed by a
man named Willie Day, a stranger here,
late last night. Goragh was playing a
game of cards with Day, and the two be
came involved in a quarrel. Day drew his
revolver and shot Goragh through the
heart. John Alken started to run to the
open door, and Day, apparently crazed by
excitement, shot him In the shoulder and
fatally injured him. Day ran out of the
saloon and is still at large, but a posse ias
after him.
Goragh was at one time a partner of Jim
Corbett in Portland. Ore., and is wel
known on the Pacific coast and In Texas.
Deaths of Judge Geisiager.
HiWNTING~DONy Pa., July 30.-Wilam j.
Geisinger, associate circuit judge of this
gounty, died today aftef a long illness of
Bright's disease, aged sIxty-five years.
Suse Gasmager's term woulid have expre
snt year. The Judge was a leading rueu
liean of Huatingdon countyP and had held
several important elective emees,
Mono anlv Dead.
XANaAS CITL Ma., July 35L-Ross
Damy, her twenty-two years read insster
et~ e sia disim of the mmu.... lim,
ed. bme whe pudsta. heuvethe
e, ----- .t 8-leniath, hs denad. .e:ws
Sha eaimwmnah yenr,
JAPAN READY TO ARBITRATE
The Offer Made by Hawaii Haa Bees Ac
aseisie Of Imamsiranta sad IEeress
* ed Tax on Sake to Be the Sub
Jests Conered.
The Japanese government has a
the offer made by Hawaii te arMitrate the
dispute between the two countries. The
State Department has been informed of the
offer and acceptance. The subjects of ar
bitration will include not only the difficulty
over the landing of the Japanese immi
giants, but also will Include other disagtee
ments between the two countries, the most
Important of which is the sake tax im
posed upon a Japanese liquor largely im
ported and consumed by the Japanese in
Hawaii. -
The acceptance of the offer of arbitra
tion, a brief synopsis of which has been
cabled to the Japanese minister hire and
given to the State Department, states that
the Japanege government accepts arbitra
tion In principle, and Is prepared to enter
upon the terms for a settlement of pending
disputes. The formal letter of acceptance
has been sent to Hawaii, and the condi
tions of arbitration will be contained there
in. Those conditions are not known here.
Pending the arrangement of details, all
other proceedings looking to a settlement
will be discontinued.
When the officials of the State Depart
ment gere informed of the offer and ac
ceptance of arbitration, the secretary of
the Japanese legation here was informed
that until the annexation treaty was con
cluded the United States would not as
sume any authority in the matter, and that
the present dispute must be considered as
between Japan and Hawaii.
The secretary, in reply, said he was glad
to learn that such was the position of the
United States, as It would permit Japan
sending two or three warships to Hawaii
pending final action on the arbitration
treaty.
This Interpretation of the situation rather
surprised the State Department otticials,
who answered that the United States would
ccrsider In a different light an agreement
of arbitration and the sending of a war
ship, and Intimated that non-interference
by the United States In one case could not
be construed as passive acceptance of the
latter position. The Japanes.t secretary
was told, hcwever, that In the absence of
Secretary Sherman and Assistant Secre
tary Day nothing could cr would be said
officially upon the subject, and any con
versation must be considered as wholly
unofficial.
The sake tax of which the Japanese com
plain is ar Increase of the duty on this
liquor from 15 cents to 31 per gallon. This
tax was passed by the Hawaiian legisla
ture and vetoed by President Dole on the
ground that it was unconstitutional and in
violation of the treaty with Japan, who
had rights under the most favored na
tion clause. The tax was passed over
his veto almost unanimously, only one vote
being cast to sustain the president. The
pressure for taxing sake was from the
saloon keepers and the manufacturers of
liquors, as the Japanese use this liquor al
most wholly to the exclusion of other bev
erages.
It Is not expected that the State De
partment will make more than a formal
ackpowledgment of the latest communi
cation from Japan upon the subject of the
annexation of Hawaii, the understanding
being that all future ,negotiations will - be
conducted by Minister Buck and the Japan
ese foreign office at Tokio.
INTERIOR DEPARTMENT CHANGES.
Recent Reinstatements, Promotions
and Appointments.
The following changes in the Department
of the Interior have been officially an-,
nounced:
Office of the Secretary-Reinstatements:
David L. Thomas of Ohio, watchman $720;
Reinhard Kirchmeyer of Ohio, watchman,
Pension office-Reinstatements: William
0. Crosby of Iowa, Joseph F. Allison of Il
linois, Winfield S. Neely of Kentucky,
Nathaniel C. Sawyer of Vermont, Edwin B.
Smith of Massachusetts, Homer Riggs of
New York, Samuel B. Brackett of Maine,
Edward P. Elliott of Indiana, , John F.
Wiman of West Virginia and John S. Pat
terson of New Jersey, special examiners,
$1,300; Adolph Derndinger of Indiana, John
J. Hyer of Missouri, William H. Baker of
District of Columbia, John H. Bostick of
Missouri, Albert H. C. Jewett of New
Hampshire and Stephen M. Long of Wis
ccnsin, copyists, 00; Charles E. Chrum
diggear of Pennsylvania, messenger boy,
$400. Resignation: Harry L. Douglass of
Washington. clerk, $1,000.
Patent office-Promotions: William 0.
Sprague of Massachusetts, copyist, 900,
from $720; Miss Alice Peyton of District of
Columbia, copyist, $720, from assistant
messenger, $720; Mrs. Sarah K. Arnold of
Ohio, assistant messenger, $720, from la
borer (classified), $600; Miss Anna S. Mac
Donald of Illinois, copyist, $720, from la
berer (classified), $600.
Resignation: Charles W. Parks of New
York, fourth assistant examiner, $1,200.
Miscellaneous - Appointments: Edward
Brassey of Montana and Thomas -Duffey of
Montana. appraisers of the Fort Maginnis
abandoned military reservation In Montana,
1 per day.
TO BE OFFICIALLY INVESTIGATED.
Little Known at the Departament
About the Maine Collision.
Offically the Navy Depar'tment knows
very little about the collision suffered by
the Maine yesterday, and, in fact, the
newspapers convey more information than
is carried by the report from Admiral
Buncs~cemmanant et Brooklyn navy yard.
in a brief telegram received ftom- him to
day he says that the Maine, while avoid
ing a collision yesterday in the East river,
backed into a coal tow, but that the-Maine
was uninjured. He has ordered an offetal
Investigation which begins today, and the
deparatment will await the findings before
proceeding further is the matter. Capt.
Slgsbee, the commander of the Maine, has
the reputation of being one of the moot
careful qend experienced navigators in the
navy, and the department ofilis are con
fident that he has not been at fault in the
matter.
Personal Mention.
Postmaster General Gary went ,4o Balti
more yesterday to attend the funeral of
Henry James, the late Baltimore Sinancier,
this morning.
Gen. Wilson, chief of engineers, who has
been Inspecting the government yorks -In
the vicinit% of Chicago, Milwaukee and
Detroit, is expected to return to this city
tonight.
Mr. Joseph Wallerstein, national presi
dent of the Travelers' Protective .hmia
tion of America, is at the Metrouolian
HoteL.
amistant District A Alawxane H,
Mullowny, who has been abset troun the
city for a fortnIght, will return tomorrow
and resmme hia dattas a s mmU
torney In the United Stat~ ea 140 at its
Chief ~ae .A, t
Nertioik navy -ar i in the .ity en eu
et absence,
JOHN BULL'S CLAIM
Wants to Share the Possession of
Alaskan Gold Fields.
JUY IVE RIE TO COMPLICAIONS
Statement by the Superintendent
of Coast and Geodetic Survey.
THE TRUE LINES DEFINED
The claim of Great Britain to a big shae
of Alaska promises to occupy a large
amount of public attention for some time
to come, if, indeed, It does not become a
vital question and give rise to diplomatic
complications between the United States
and England. The claim is regarded by
government officials here as preposterous.
It is considered unfortunate that the Sen
ate, before which body the boundary ques
tion was brought as the outcome of a
treaty negotiated by Secretary Olney and
Sir Julian Pauncefote, did not place itself
on record on the matter. Before a vote
was taken- Congress adjourned, so that
the location of the divisional line, which
has been in dispute since 1884, is no nearer
settlement than it has been at any period
during the past thirteen years.
Gen. Duffield, superintendent of the coast
and geodetic survey, was a member of the
boundary commission. The survey author
ised by It has until recently been deemed
official and correct by both countries. In
talking with a Star reporter today Gen.
Duffield said:
"Up to 1884 both countries were prac
tically united as to the boundary line from
Mount Saint Elias to the southeast. Ac
cording to the terms of the treaty between
Russia-and Great Britain, the United States
in purchasing Alaska in 1867 acquired all
of Russia's rights. In describing the south
eastern boundary, the Anglo-Russian treaty
read:
" 'The line of demarkation between the
possession of the high contracting parties
upon the coast of the continent and the is
lands of America to the northwest shall
be drawn in the following manner:
The Outlines.
"'Commencing from the southernmost
point of the island called Prince of Wales
Island, which point lies in the parallel of 54
degrees 40 minutes north latitude, and be
tween the 131st degree and the 133d degree
of west longitude, the same line shall as
cend to the north along the channel called
Pcrtland channel, as far as the point of
the continent where it strikes the 56th de
gree of north latitude. From this last men
tioned point, the line of demarkation shall
follow the summit of the mountains situ
ated parallel to the coast as far as the
point of intersection of the 141st degree of
west longitude of the same meridian, and
finally from the said point of intersection
the said meridian line of the 141st degree,
in its prolongation as far as the frozen
oceaft, shall form the limit between the
Russian and British possessions on the con
tinent of America to the northwest.
"'Wherever the summit of the mountains,
which extend in adirection parallel to the
coast from the 56th degree of north lati
tude to the point of intersection of
the 141st degree of west longitude,
shall prove to be at a distance of
more than ten marine leagues from the
ocean, the limit between the British pos
sessions and the line of coast which is to
belong to Russia, as above mentioned shall
be formed by a line parallel to the winding
of the coast, and which shall never exceed
the distance of ten marine leagues there-'
from.'
The Recognised Boundary.
"On all maps from 1825 down to 1884
the boundary line had been shown as in
general terms parallel to the winding of the
coast and thirty-five miles from it. In 1884,
however, an official Canadian map showed
a marked deflection in this line at its south
end.
"Instead of passing up Portland canal
this Canadian map showed the boundary
as passing up Behm canal, an arm of the
sea some sixty or seventy miles west of
Portland canal, this change having been
made on the bare assertion that the words
'Portland canal' as inserted were errone
ous. By this change the line and an area
of Aiperican territory about equal In size
to the state of Connecticut was transferred
to British territory. There are three facts
which go to show that this map was Incor
rect. In the first place, tie British ad
miralty, when usrveying the northern limit
of the British Columbian possessions in
1808, one year after the cession of Alaska,
surveyed Portland canal and not Behm ca
nal, and thus, by implication, admitted this
canal the boundary line. Second, the
region now claimed by British Columbia
was at that time occupied as a military
post of the United States without oblec
tion or protest on the part of British Co
lumbia. Third, Annette Island in this
region was by act of Congress four years
ago set apart as a reservation for the use
of the Metlaktala Indians, who sought
asylum under the American flag to escape
annoyances experienced under the British
flag.
Staking Of a "Claime."
"Another change was made at Lyni
canal, the northernmost extension of the
Alexander Archipelago, which runs north
of Juneau, and Is the land outlet for the
Yukon trade. The official Canadian map
of 1884 carrIed the boundary line around
the head of this canal. Another Canadian
map three years later carried the line
across the head of the canal in such a
manner as to throw its -headquarters Into
British territory. Still later Carunana
map carry the line, not acrose- the head
of the canal, but across near Its mouth,
some sixty or seventy miles south of the
former line, In such a way as to Dracti
cally take in Juneau. or at least all over
land immediately back of it. And thearery
latest Canadian map, published at Ottawa
within a few days, while it runs no line at
al1 southeast of Alaska, prints the legend
'British Columbia' over portions of the
Lynn canal which arc now administered
by the United States."
United States Survey.
A recent report of United States Bur
veyors as to the boundary line in this re
gion said: S
"In substance, these determnations to
throw the diggings at the mouth of Forty
Mile creek within the territory of the
United States. The whole valley of Biroh
creek, another most valuable gold-produc
ing part of the country, Is also in the
United States. Moat of the gold Is to the
west of the crossing of the 141st merIdian
at Forty Mile creek. It we produce the
141st meridIan on a chart the mouth of
Miller's creek, a tributary of Sixty Mile
creek, and a valuable gold region, is five
miles west in an air Une, or seven miles
according to the winding of the stra
all within the territory of the United
States. In substance, the oply Diass in
the Yukon heegold in. quanty
has been to ar therefore all to the
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SETTLED FIRR INCHES
Floor of the Beosption (arider at the White
Ho-be.
One esut ef am e-ege of the Prei
de.t by the Pmee
3Un4Ce
- The foer of the redeption corridor, just
off the P l u offices in the White
House, has settled lout inches. Colonel
Bingham, the superintendent of public
buildings and grounds, has this morning
had the floors torn out, and is having sup
ports put In. This corridor,ison the second
floor and opens into the tresident's private
office, where he rooves all visitors, and
into Secretary Porter's roemn and the
rooms occupied by the several executive
clerks. It is whese all the office seekers
assemble to await their turn at the ear of
the President.
Since the 4th of March the corridor has
been crowded every day, and the immense
weight of office seekears has been a severe
strain upon the sdppttse of the floor. It is
situated immediately over the central part
of the great east room, ,and an additional
strain is put - upon the girders by their
having to hold the weigalf of. the immense
chandelier, which is 'suspended from the
center of the ceiling of the east room.
This corridor has a vary large floor space,
being in length the full ,width of the east
room and about thirty feet wide. The floor
is not supported either from above or be
low, but rests upon stringers running from
wall to wall. It has settled evenly from all
directions toward the middle, with a sag
of four inches. To repairand to strengthen
the floor is a difficult problem. A column
supporting it' from Ijelow would have to
stand in the center of the east room and
would seriously detract from the beauty of
that room, and there is no money for the
extensive repairs that would be necessary
to put in iron girders from the walls. The
only thing left to do, therefore, is to bring
the support from above. This will require
it to be trussed up t9 the heavy timbers
of the roof, and there will be a column
placed in the center of the corridor and
suspended from the roof timbers, upon
which the weight will rest. It is a for
tunate thing that there was a relief fom
the rush of office seekets before greater
damage was done.
ASSIGNED T-'IM fI MENTS.
Orders Issued to Armast Otieers Re
cently Pg utled.
Officers recently prapoteadhave been as
signed to regiments af folleurs:
Colonel Guy V. Henry,: to: the 10th Cav
alry; he will remain In *5t4y with the 8d
Cavalry until further Dyers. Colonel
Louis H. Carpenter, to tot! 5th Cavalry.
Colonel Samuel B. IA Yoeng, to the 3d
Cavalry; he will remgn li duty at Fort
Yellowstone, Wyoming, until further or
ders. Colonel John * Bason, to the 8th
Cavalry. Lieutenant. Cohnel Adna It.
Chaffee, to the 3d Cavalr. Lieutenant
Colonel Michael Coo' , to the 7th Cav
alry,. Lieutenant Co'nel James Jackeon,
to the 4th t avalry., T~genanant.Colonel
Louis T. Morris, to ry. Majr
William C. Forhug t the Cavalry.
Major Jacob A. Augur, k4t.th&#4ffCave
Major Williap,,.. Tho pso, to the 2d
Cayalry: X(ajor John S. Lod, to the 3d
Cavalryr. Captain Henry J. Goldman, to
the 5th Cavalry, Troob H. Captain Auguk
tus C. Maeomb. to the 5th Cavalry, Troop
A. Captain Thomas J. Lewis, to the 2d
Cavalry, Troop A. Captain Hugh J. Mc
Grath, to the 4th Cavalry, Troop G. Cap
tain John F. McBiain, to the 9th Cavalry,
Troop D. First Lieutenant Lawrence J-.
Fleming, to the 5th Cavalry, Troop M.
First Lieutenant James J. Hornbrook, to
the 5th Cavalry, Troop B. First Loiten
ant William F. Clark, to the 2d Cavalry,
Troop C. First Lieut. S. G..Jones,jr.,to the
fourth cavalry, Troop, G. First Lieut. Oren
B. Meyer, to the. it Cavalry, Troop H.
First Lieut. Charles J. Symmonds, to the
9th Cavalry, Troop I. Additional second
Lieut. Lanning Patsins, to a vacancy of
scond lieutenant, 10th Cavalry, Troop D.
Additional Second Lieut. ward P. Orton,
to a vacancy of second eutenant, 2d Cav
alry, Troop. K. Addit al Second Lieut.
Robert B. Powers, to a Vacancy of second
lieutenant, 7th Cavajry, Troop D. Addi
tic-nal Second Lieut. Franc H. Pope. to a
vacancy of second lieutenant, 2d Cavalry,
Troop A. Additional Second Lieut. Mat
thew E. Earna, to a vacancy of second
lieutenant, 2d Cavalry, Toop M. Addition
al Second Lieutenant $ebrge E. Mitchell, to
a vacancy of second lieutenant, 7th Cav
alry, Troop H. Col. t)aniel W. Benham, to
the 7th Infantry. Lieut. Col. Gilbert S.
Carpenter, to the 7th Infantry. Maj. Ste
phen Baker, to the 4th Infantry. Capt. Ly
man W. V. Kennon, to the 9th Infantry,
Company I. First Lieut. Hfenry J. Hunt, to
the 6th Infantry, Company K. Additional
Second Lieut. Charles D. Roberts, to a
vacancy of second. .lie tant, 21st In
fantry, Company D. Aditional Second
Lieut. John K. Moore, to a vaancy of sec
ond lieutenant, 15th Infantry, Company E.
POSTAL SERVICE ii ALASKA.
A Thoughtful Clerk -Suggests His Be
lag Seat There.
The Postmaster General has received an
application from a post office clerk in a
large eastern city,. .aking that he be sent
to Alaska in connection writh the .postal
service. The ambitletis clerk does not hint
at. gold or the gold lields, but merely sug
gests that It would be to the advantage
of the service thah old and experienced
clerks be sent to Alaska.
The second assistant postmaster general
is considering the- improvement of the
postal service in Alaska I - view of the
immense mail busintss no ing developed
there.- hTesee zwtwehity poet oflices
in Aashta ouq-4(-whieh. Juneau. is a
presidential post e~,pa ing 81,190 per
annumr. --
FLAX EUVl BI~ EST.
Results et E Ul~tis the Puget
Seeretary, Wilm- joilvda reoort
from a firm at isb t'T Inlad, on some
rotiting and scutchin eqprients, con
duoted by them in t~sE~ih a ton of
flax straw growala ~e FgtSournd re
gion of Washingtopa, 4r 0direction of
the Aicultural 'e~~e in its experi
ment in 1895. These g ti experiments
devqjooed 'the fact -~ flax culture
the Puget Sound r~I'the equal - in
climate of someg ~Usmatom aroducng'
regions of Europe. s is called to4
the low rate"of ~ , t2bnshoi=
per aere.aand to the -14 bushels of
seed per wee wee uci It .is
assnerted that thre .xp.iAves that
farmers of this ffss lwseed and
Aber J.nh sbo j~
Ward comes to Weaufsere
tary Sherman tA una I . ht
his health has
ALL FALSE CLUES
Police Making Diligent Search for
Fugitive James Carr.
IAN! BAIELE3 REPORT3 SENT II
Latest Rumor is He Has Been Cap
- tured at Martinsburg.
EACH -CLUE IS FOLLOWED
Interest in the case of James, alias Pat
rick, Carr, who is charged with having so
brutally treated the little Robinson girl,
has not abated. The interest shown by the
authorities after the fugitive got away Is
still manifested, and last night and today
they have followed a number of clues. Re
ports made at noon showed that the offi
cers were almost without hope. Many of
the officers believe that Carr has left the
city, and that he Is far away from here,
notwithstanding the many reports received
that he has been seen at various points.
Several persons who claim to have known
him are positive they have seen him, one
of them no later than this morning.
About 8 o'clock last night a telephone
message from Eckington informed Inspec
tor Hollinberger that Carr had been seen
there. This information was communicated
to the second and eighth precincts, and a
few minutes later the suburban village was
virtually in the hands of the police, but if
Carr had really been there he had taken
fright and gone whee he could not be
found. The officers kejlt up the search for
fully two hours, going through every out
building and possible hiding place, as well
as looking In the sewer.
An Exciting Chase.
In the fifth precinct the police also had
an exciting pursuit, the result of a report
that the fugitive was on his way across the
Penn-ylvania avenue bridge. Several om1
cers hastened to the bridge and watched for
the appearance of Carr, but he failed to
materialize. Several policemen crossed the
bridge and went on a general search for a
suspicious-looking young white man. Box
cars and the adjacent woods were scruti
nized closely, and finally the officers ar
rested two boys, but neither of them was
Carr. One of them gave his name as
Emanuel Beach and said he lived in Bar
timore, while his comranion said his name
was William Franklin, and that his mother
lives In this city, his father residing in
New York.
Antother supposed clue was received by
the police of the sixth precinct, which was
to the effect that the fugitive was hiding
In a saloon near 1st and C streets north
east. Sergeant Lombard, with several pri
vates, visited the saloon and made a search,
but nothing was seen of Carr and the omf
cers were satisfied that he had not been
there.
This afternoon the officers of the sixth
precinct obtained what .they thought might
prove a good clue, and this they believed
indicated that the man seen in Eckington
last night was tle' fiapTo. Tbheteprt
was. that Carr ws'heeh in the neighbor
hood of Harmony cemetery. The ceme
tl4p : nly a ahort distance from Msking
ton, aid the police had an idea that prob
ably the fugitive had slept in the woods-or
had. remained about Ivy City over night,
and was looking for something to eat this
morning.
Policeman Herbert, who knows Carr, was
in the station when the report was re
ceived, and went out to make an investi
gation.
More Complete Desecription.
In addition to the description of Carr
ent out by the police, as printed in Wed
nesday's Star, the officers have learned
that he has a scar over one eye, and has
his initials, "J. C.," In India ink on one
arm. It was also learned that Carr, in
his many exploits about the country, had
frequently visited Bladensburg, as well as
ther parts of Maryland, and it may be
that he has gone in the direction of
thesapeake bay. But, as heretofore stated
In The Star, he is acquainted with the
Chesapeake and Ohio railroad between
here and Cincinnati, and also the Balti
more and Ohio road, particularly the Met
ropolitan branch.
It Is the opinicn of some of the officers
that he went out on a freight train going
west, and that he may have stopped at one
f the coal mines to take the place of a
triker. Others are of the opinion that he
had continued his journey west, hoping to
e able to join the army of gold hunters
n the way to Alaska. Detectives Helan
mnd Lacy went to 15th and H streets today
ecause of a report - that Carr had been
een on his way to Henning, but this clue
tell flat, as did so many others.
The Paul Hoffmann who was arrested at
yattsville as a suspect was, of course,
tot J. Paul Hoffman of 221 D street north
west.
Suspect in Martinsburg.
A telephone message received at police
ieadquarters this afternoon Iccated the
accused on the Pennsylvania avenue
ridge on his way toward J'wining City.
the message was sent by a business man
who claims to know Carr, and several po
icemen were sent out to make a search
if Twining City and the box cars on the
-ailroadi tracks.
The latest information, and which -the
iolice think is possibly the moat rellnble,
-as received by wire from Martinsburg,
I. Va. The telegram reads:
"Think we have Carr here. Send some
ne to identify him.
- "WK.LIAM'HOr LIO"
As soon as Major Moore received this
lispatch he turned it over to Inspector Hot
Inberger. This official sent a dispatch to
"rw. Hollia asking about the scar over the
~risoner's eye, and the )ndia Ink initials,
'J. C.." on his arm.
It was stated today that Joseph Carr,
he young brother of the fugitive, would.
ot be taken by the Huma-ne Society, but
hat his Georgetown relatives will care
-or him.
An Indictmnent.
District Attorney Davis this zeorning.
laced before the grand jury the case of
rames, or "Pat." Carr, and the grand jury
his afternoon returned en indictment
gainst Carr, charging him with raen anda
"so with assaalting, the child with intent
commit rape.
Imamediately upon -the Sling of the indict
eat, upon the applicatien of. asistant
istriet Attorney Shmlington,.Judge Hager
Liected that a bench warrant issue for the
'rest of Crr.
It is the-intention of Mr. Davin to try 4*
~arr the very first avaiiaha day afs hin
Isilat. The penalty for' rape insmaia
-ent in the peittentiary at hard laor
lot les than tan nor moe than 'thirty I
Por. hmault 'with intqnt to aanit up.
be penalty is for' the first gai i n.
-mint in th emaaryme at hiard labor Ie
rnot~ lass than ene der muewa tha ave -
WILL WEAR A UNIFORM
Wniste Woodford Affeted1 by the ean
Will Put ea the Garb of a Gemeal
When Presented to the Spamnsh
Queen Regeat.
Gen. Stewart L. Woodford, United States
minister to Spain, now on his way to
Madrid, is directly affected by the recent
opinion of the Attorney General to the ef
fect that volunteer officers of the army are
entitled to bear the official title, and upon
occasions of ceremony to wear the uniform
of the highest grade they have held by
brevet or other commissions in the volun
teer service. Gen. Woodford held the rank
of brigadier general of volunteers during
the war, and will wear the uniform of that
rank upon the occasion of his reception by
the Queen Regent of Spain at San Sebas
tian. about the middle of August. Mr.
Sickles, secretary of the United States le
gation at Madri, who accompanies the
minister, is I major in the New York Na
tional Guard, and will appear in the uni
form of that rank on occasions of cer
emony. Officers of the National Guard,
however, are not affected by the opinion of
the Attorney General.
That opinion Is of 'great Interest to all
officers who served during the war of the
rebellion in either the regular establish
ment or the volunteer service.
The questions Involved were raised by
the Secretary of War, and the opinion Is
addressed to him. The opinion was made
by Solicitor General Richards, and was ap
proved by Attorney General McKenna. It
is as follows:
"I have the honor to acknowledge the re
ceipt of your communication of the 14th
ultimo. requesting an opinion whether sec
tion 1226 of the Revised Statutes is appli
cable to persons who were officers in the
volunteer service during the late war, but
are not now officers in the regular army.
"The request for the opinion grows out of
the application of James F. Farrell, late a
captain of the 5th New York Heavy Artil
lery, and brevetted major of United States
volunteers, to your department for instruc
tions as to the kind of uniform he is enti
tled to wear, under this section.
"I am not altogether satisfied that the
application of this private citizen raises a
question of law in the administration or
your departnant, which properly calls for
an opinion from me, but it appears from
the Inclosures and I am otherwise inform
ed that proper cases demanding a decision
of the same question are pending in sev
eral of the executive departments, so I
am disposed to regard the rule advanced by
my 'predecessor when declining to give
opinions, as perhaps inapplicabl- to the ex
isting situation.
"The section in question reads as follows:
" 'Section 1226. All officers who have
served during the rebellion as volunteers in
the army of the United States, and have
been honorably mustered out of the vol
unteer service, shall be entitled to bear the
official title, and, upon occasions of cere
mony, to wear the uniform of the highest
grade they have held, by brevet or other
commissions, in the volunteer service. The
highest volunteer rank which has been
held by officers of the regular army shan
be entered,- with their names respectively,
upon the Army Register. But these privi
leges shall not entitle any officer to con
Snd" 'pay or eUln g t - -
"This section speaks far. itself; the lan
guage is plain; it requires no construction.
In its leading features-the bearing of an
official title and the wearing of a uniform
upon occasions of ceremony-the section ap
plies only to ex-officers who have served
during the rebellion as volunteers and have
been honorably mustered out of that service
and are not now in the regular army. The
only privilege granted to officers in the
regular army who acquired rank In the
volunteer service is the entry of their high
est volunteer rank upon the Army Regis
ter.
"Both departmental .and legislative' con
struction confirm the accuracy of the above
conclusions. (War Department General Or
lers, No. 78, August 24, 1867. Act of Febru
ary 4, 1897, 29 Stat., 511).
"Your question is, therefore, answered in
the affirmative."
GOLD WILL BE DEMONETIZED.
itepresentative Hilborn Believes That
Will Be Result of Great Diseoverles.
Representative Hilborn of California is
one of the best-posted men in Congress on
the subject of gold mining, having for
years been interested in the business in
California.
He said to a Star reporter today that
some time before the newspaper stories of
the great gold discoveries in Alaska he
had been receiving letters from old miners,
who were friends, telling of the immense
leposits of gold in the Kiondyke country.
"I have no doubt," said Judge Hilborn,
"that the Klondyke discoveries will prove
the greatest in the history of the world.
From my knowledge of gold mining I
should think that there will be paying
luantities of the precious metal to be found
In Alaska for years to come."
Judge Hilborn does not think the rigors
of the climate are such as have been por
trayed. He said that if he had been at his
home he would have made a trip to the
gold fields merely for the purpose of learn
Ing the facts for himself. He believes that
the world is on the eve of a great revivalI
In gold mining. The rush to the Iglondyke
eountry and the talk of the rich finds therem
wrill lead prospectors In every part of the
iountry to begin hunting for gold. Many
if them will be successful. All over this
sountry. where gold has been mined in
former years-new life will be thken~on. In
southern as well as in western states gold
llds were worked in years past and were
abandoned because the quarts did not yield
enough to make mnoney. Under new pro
iesses quarts which pays a few dollars a
ton can be worked with profit. In Judge
Wilborp's state money is being made out
ft property quarts paying P2.5 a ton. KIn
proved electrical apparatus has cheepened
the work of getting out the precious metaL.
Mfines in .California which were deserted
rear. ago pre now belig reworked with
success.
"I predict," said Judge Hllborn, "that by
OOs more gold will be mined in California
than was taken out in the naimy daysn
wrhen the state was made famems."
Judge Hilborn benewe that the predue
:lea of geld for the nest few years will" be
po great as to eames a anemneatisatien of
th metal.
The following cangmes haes been ase
a the Tromary Depar-a--*- C. af Me
ture, draughtsma bnebess U et the sesn
I the suerwistag ascect. transierred
me pressof to &s--arma--'eI elam ? i
he esses et he 3ght hemse hoed, Thee,
d~dawgk, et elam 1 oE the sese
I the ~q lpardieteamre
a th ehe hems bea,
IneNg to ehis d t qf 0Mm.aa
- emn Mn to
Advertising is not an expense.
It is a business infsga. If
you want to invest wer usesey
profiably you w# tlaereffe pat
your advertisenents ia such a
paper as The Evening Star, that
is read re larly and thoaiuly
by ,everyby worth reachng.
The Star is the - reogni ed
household and family jomfnal of
the' National Capital, and has
no rival as an advertising med
ium.
REFUSE TOQUIT WORK
8trike Leader. Dinouraged at Adasm
of De Armitt' Mean.
Dilo IIi D iTLUE VEF0
Organizers in West Virginia Pre
pare for an Active Canpign.
STRIKERS ARE PEACEABLE
PITTSBURG. Pa.. July 30.-After a !sag
and weary night of waiting to learn the se
suits of the meetings of the miners of the
New York and Cleveland Gas Coal Con
pany, the camping strikers were a disap
pointed lot of men this morning, for the
expected exodus from the Plum Cresk,
Sandy Creek and Oak Hill mines did not
occur.
The miners did not quit work, as they
pr.miaed to do last night, and all the mines
were in operation today.
Until daylight the Indications were that
the strikers had won, and that no more
coal would be mined until the strike was
over, but the dawn brought disappointment.
Inmuiry Abeet !bmre Ceek.
In the vicinity of the Sandy Creek a'd
Oak Mill nines anxious inquiry was made
about Plum Creek. At the two meetings
last night the leaders announced that the
Plum Creek miners would come out and
that no more coal would be dug until the
strike was won. What reports these state
ments were based on could not be learned,
but they must have been unfounded, for at
330 o'clock this morning sou strikers, after
making a demonstration at the Plum. Creek
mires. went into camp at Negicy Post Of
fice, one-half mile tram the tipple, where
they remained until 5 o'clock, and left only
when they learned that all the miners had
gore in, and that yesterday's work had
been fruitless.
At Sandy Creek a anil body of strikers
watchcd a majority of the miners who at
tended the meeting last night gs back to
work.
Eatesest to Oak mill ]lme.
The main interest in the strike, so far as
De Armitt's men are concerned, is at the
Oak Hill mine, about two miles from Tur
tIe Creek. The strikers thought that mine
would close, but this morning the Oak Hill
miners boarded the company's train at
Turtle Creek as usual and started to work.
A body of the strikers was camped along
the railroad track, and as the train haul
ing the miners passed the camp, four of
the strikers jumped on the cars. Two of
the miners, believing the strikers were
about to make an attack, jumped from the
cars and joined the strikers. These two
were the only Oak Hill miners who started
from Turtle Creek for the mine and did
not go to work.
The mine odcas say that, including
these two men, naot over t per cent of the
Oak Sil mimers ass idle, and their ab
sends caused by sickness or asmething
other than. tine strike.
Nest Here of SUadkei.
What the marchers wil new do is ant
known, but from indimalnas given by the
speakers yesterday it is believed that rge
bodies of strivers will be brought to the
vicinity of the De Armitt mines and the
demonstration will be Kept up.
Much credit is given the leaders and the
strikers for the good order which has been
maintained, and the indications are that
there will be no violence. The men are not
drinking and perfect order is maintained
In the camps.
Claimis Mess Will strike Tomeswcrw.
Secretary Warner claimed this afternoon
that all of De Armitt's mines would be isle
tomorrow. Not a pound of coal was mined
at Sandy Creek today, he said, and not
more than fifty men were working at Tur
tle Creek. This afternoon he ordered tents
for the strikers encamped near De Armitt's
mines. The strikers, he said, would rot
leave until the men quit work, it they
camped there for a month.
A call for a meeting of the United Labor
League on Sunday evening, to arrange for
a mass meeting on August 5, was issued
today. Debs has promised to return and
speak on the occasion.
President De Armnitt denied Warners
statesment that the men went out -at Tue
tie and Sandy creeks today. He claimed
that all of the miners were at work.
*EGANggema PSagramm Fee Weggg
agiatesa Willn ame West Viralmia
' Ditrietm--Mags San Me. Meten.
WHEELING, W. Va., July 30.-The or
eani=ers In the several field are mapping
out their campan.. thougha no actual work
will he done before sardlay or S.uday.
STe Mason injunction is ceatingr wide
spread comunent, and neariy every one
agrees with Governor Atkinson that it
covers mnore ground than comes under the
court's jurisdiction. Bogga Run miner. In
the Wheeling district, who went back to
work this mnorning, will be followed lay the
other five hundred strikers. iThe break is
ornly a blow to sentiment, haowever, as none
of the Wheeling district amines ship coal or
help to relieve famin.
Strske.. Deneet Semsse Ise,
PEoRIA. Il., July 30.-Visiting .coal
miers have new all left iloapoike and its
vicinity. There were not mnore than half a
doe. In town last nighat. No one is work
ing at the mnine. At Dense. last night,
mitner. boarded a Sante le. train and want
ed to ride free. It was necemaey for the
conductor to knock sogn of thema off the
train.
CANVASS FOM, SMEAStimS,
semmlty Pa Samgeneme et Sea--==
PIUDG. Pa-., July 3g,-The coal op
erao.* commttee ...ointed at the tree -
inlfrmIlty ceemmenee to seur siyna.ures.
to the agrmt~n were besy this maining
-eisn and osm ans, ike -re~ et the
metraet, which is being prinmed. As see
as these papes are snenived froma he prem
ter 'they wi he placed in the hads at the
ane sev beal ...p..ama the ---mm.sten,
who win at -ae begin anaciv. eenvam
et the neal osatlae for ther maganne.=
It is atiB a entten et dispte amusg
may at the eal er--=e--as tei weher
meannet as amass it egianties. The msm
ham atetne M te mmphee e e
- sabe t =aMure. tan thei
wess; wn M se..seme smly, ama
aepest in 5w e ath GoT""**
wi Goe as twoe n D e t 4enhl-.
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