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Four Companies Mustered Into Uncle Sarn'3 Service. TO CAMP ON VIRGINIA SOIL Remaining Companies of Regiment Still Short of Men. HUSTLING FOK RECRUITS Up to 3:20 o'clock this afternoon the fol lowing companies had been mustered into the lfrt Regiment, District of Columbia Volunteers: Company F, Capt. Otto F. SImondson; Company A (Emmet Guards), Capt. Harry Walfh; Company B, Capt. W. T. H. King; Company G (Morton Cadets), Capt. F. S. Hodgson. These companies are now in the service of the United States. They are all quar tered In the armory of the National Guard, over the Center Market. Tomorrow morning at i> o'clock these four companies, under command of Maj. Urell, wlii leave the Pennsylvania depot for Falls Church, where they will go into camp at the point recently selected for the mobiliza tion of the volunteer army. Maj. Urell will be mustered in this afternoon for this pur pose. It was the intention of General Harries to have the tr**>ps go into camp on a gov ernment reservation within the limits of the l>istrict, but permission could not be secured for this purpose. As fast as the other companies are mustered in, they will be sent to the camp at Falls Church. \% ill Keeeive K<|uipmentn. The companies will be properly equipped for field service tonight and early tomor row morning. Those m?n that are not equipped will be filled out in camp. Com pany F is already equipped for the field. When this company was mustered In it was in heavy marohir.g order and ready to move at a moment*s notice. Tht other companies are made up largely of recruits, and they are not even fully provided with uniforms, to say nothing of puns and :he other necessary parapher nalia. knapsacks, haversacks and canteens. Biankets have not as yet been furnished to the men. Humify Recroi (int;. In the meantime recruiting in those com panies thai are short the necessary number of men is going on. The armory has been the same scene of busy activity that has boeii the case every day this week. Offi cers and men have i>een rushing back and forth ali day trying to get recruits. Since eariy morning the examining surgeons have been kept busy inspecting those men desir ing to enlist. More than fifty per c??nt of the men ex amined have failed to pass. It is said at the armory today that the examination has been e>*-n more rigid than heretofore. Out of batches of ten and twenty men only two and three were able to pass the* ordeal successfully. The Morton Cadets have been waiting for muster since 10 o'clock this morning. When the members of the company left the armory last night there were eighty-five men who promised to appear for muster this morning. Thi3 morning, however, sev eral of the men failed to show up and the company was five shy. All day the officers hac been hustling for recruits, but it was not until 3 o'clock that the last man was secured. The Mortons were then mustered int j the 1st Regiment of Volunteers, being the fourth company to be sworn in. (.oiupan) About Ready. It is more than probable that Company L? Cafct. George W. England, will be mut tereo in late this afternoon or tonight. Ihis company at U-?*0 o'clock, only needed five men to have the necessary number, &nd the officers and members of the com pany are working hard to get this number. The balance of the companies which will go to make up the regiment need from fifteen to twenty men each in order to complete their ranks. It is estimated this afternoon that one hundred men will have to be secured to make up the regiment. Some of the com panies have established recruiting stations in Georgetown, Anacostia and Bladens burg. one company will open up a re cruiiing station In Alexandria tomorrow, where it is expected some nun will be Eecured. The physical examinations, as stated, have been very rigid today. It was a no ticeable fact that a number of the members of th? guard who have been rated as ath letes, who have been prominent members of the foot nail, baao ball and basket ball teams, who have ? scored successes as boxers and wr^stlsrs have bsen un able to pass examination by the surgeons, while others who looked as if a strong gust of winu would blow them away have gone through with flying colors. Hivalry Hftwen ?'<*iii|?uiitea. There has been great rivalry between the various officers and men that will compose the regiment in the matter of securing re cruits. Ouisuit* of each company quarters is a large sign stating that recruits are wanted, v>hile the br?dge is lined with those on the lookout for any poor civilian who turns up and looks even the slightest bit anxious to go to he front. He is grabbed and hustled about, first one side and then the other, until he Anally succeeds in impressing upon his captors that he is only looking for a trand. He is quickly released with dia fiubt. P?nu?ylvaaU Troopo to Go to Tampa. MOUNT GRETNA. Pa-, May 12,-The 4th Kegiment. Pennsylvania volunteers, head quarters Marietta, Pa., and the lt>th Regi us at. iieadquarters Oil City, received marching orders today. They will leave mSj. H o'clock tonight for New York ?. i l will ther? embark on steamers for i*---.npa. The .id Regiment of Philadelphia v i4 follow soon afterward. Traerarlo Tnkea to the AVuodn. !f' EX OS AYRES. Argentina. May 12.? The Spanish torpedo gunboat Temerario hfc<; arrivfa] at Sac Nicholas, on the Para na. fifty inik-s below Baavto. It u salU she is on her way to Paraguay. Aeronaut Halilu in Engaged. RICHMOND. lad.. May 12.?Prof. John ?. Baldwin, the aeronaut of I>alton, this county, has received official notification from Ger. Greely to be in readiness to ac c?p: a . all from the signal service corpa as a balloonist. California Krd Cromm Soelety. SAN FRANCISCO, Way 12.?The chamber of commerce hai held a special meeting In aid of the Hed Croas Society of California. Many prominent citizens were present, all religious creeds being rerresjivted. A com mittee was appointed to collect $10 from caeh member of the chamber of commerce ?which will pmount to U.<?o. Contributions aggielating nearly as much mors have al ready been made. C.inaitlan Troopa for th* Yukon. VANCOUVER, 3. C.. May 12.-Two hun dred Canadian troop# have arrived here on :heir v.r.y to Alaska to assist the nrounted ??lie? !p. protecting the Yukon country. wlU le^ve next Saturday via the Suekeen river route. CHASED BY A SPA\IAIID. (irrmna Steamer Ilickmrrs Fired on by a Torpedo Dont. HALIFAX, N. S., May 12?Captain Brunst of the German steamer Sophie Rickmers reports that while crossing the Newfoundland Banks he was chased by a Spanish warship. The latter was very speedy and fired three shells at the Rick mers, but the latter being an IS-knot boat and the weather becoming hazy she got away. Captain Brunst says the Spaniard was a tcrpedo boat with three funnels and was very low in the water. The Rickmers pro ceeded to New York. IS SAY JIA> HEIXG UOMIIARDEDI Rnmor to That Effect C??mes From Inland of Martinique. NEW YORK, May 12.?A special from Fort De France, Martinique, says that an American squadron of nine ships is bom barding San Juan, Porto Rico. C\I,IFOR\IA WHEAT CHOP SHORT. Yield Will >ot De More Than One Tenth Average. SAN* FRANCISCO, Cal., May 12.?Re ports from Associated Press correspond ents in the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys, the great wheat-growing sections of the state, say that the wheat crop will be almost a total failure this year. In Sacramento and adjoining coun ties the outlook is decidedly gloomy. Wheat has not yet headed and most of it will be cut for hay. There is a general belief that there will not be enough wheat this year for seed. Enorrrtous quantities of corn are being brought from Kansas and Nebraska to feed stock. Advices from Stockton state that not more than 10,000 tons of wheat will be harvested this year. The normal yield is from 100.000 to 125,(100. In Fresno and acijoining counties the wneat crop is re garded as a total loss. WORLDLY AMI SEJIEXTS TABOOED. Resolution lntrodnced by Yirjgiiiijl Dclrituteii to llaltimore Conference. Special 1'lspatch to The Evening Star. BALTIMORE, May 12.?Worldly amuse ments are to be tabooed by members of the church if a resolution passes the general corfeience of the Methodist Episcopal Church South which was introduced by delegates from the Virgir.ia conference. The memorial makes provision for the addition of a chapter to the discipline forbidding the members of the church from indulging in worldly amusements?such as dancing, card playing, horse racing, attending thea ters. circuses or horse races or Joining clubs which furnish intoxicating liquors to members. The memorial states that for the first offense there shall be a private reproof by the pastor, afterward exhortation by breth ren and lastly expulsion, according to the manner adopted by the church in cases of immorality. When it was found that the report of the commission to examine the articles of re ligion had not changed the articles of faith, but had only made them conform to the original draft, the conference adopted the report without a dissenting vote. Conference decided to combine the offices of editor and secretary of the Epworth Era. the league organ, and providing for paying the expenses frcm the book fund. During the discussion it was developed that the league has a membership of 120,000. TORPEDO BOATS OFF VWTICKET. They Were \?t American* and Minht Have lleen English. NEW YORK. May 12.?The Brtish steam er Menantic, which arrived today, reports that two torpedo boats were passed near Nantucket Shoals yesterday. Captain Mann said: "At about 1 o'clock In the morning of May 11, in latitude 4O.50, longi tude 68, a long. low-lying craft was seen approaching under the shadow of the Me rantic's smoke. It came along rapidly and was seen to be a torpedo boat. She flashed a light on us and crossed under our stern, going to the E. N. E., and fired a rocket, which was answered to the southward by dot and dash flashes. "The night was too dark to distinguish anything or determine the nationality of the stranger. At daylight, about twenty miles east of Nantucket Souta Shoal light ship, another torpedo boat was seen in the line of the sun, which dazzled the water too much to make out her color. She w is one of the destroyer class of torpedo catch ers and a very large boat with one funnel. Guns were mounted on the bow. She ap peared to be one of the recent English typo of torpedo destroyers, and I am sure there is no vessel of her class in the American navy." The Menantic ran close to the lightship on Nantucket and reported the presence of the torpedo boats. FATAL FIRE AT CHICAGO. ? Killed find Four Wounded in a liourdiiiK House. CHICAGO, May 12.?Two persons were killed and four injured in a fire which de stroyed a three-story boarding house at 225 Lasalle avenue, at 4:30 o'clock this morning. The dead aie: John Connell, found on the third floor bi.rned to a crisp. William Collins, roommate of Connell, badly burned. He died in a few minutes after being taken out. The injured: Capt. O'Connor, hands and face burned. J. M. Reed, hands and face burned. Walter Pike, jumped from the second story window; back sprained and badly brrned. l>r. J. W. Cox, hands and face burned. Several other peiscns in the boarding house had narrow escapes. COL. TOHREl'S KOI GII RIDERS. Hapld Progress Being; Made in ltuis iiiK u Hciclinent. CHEYENNE, Wyo., May 12.?Col. J. L. Torrey, who has bein authorized to raise one of the regiments of rough riders, has opened headquarters here and Is making rapid progress in xaiaing his regiment. He has five complets troops ready for service in Colorado, Nevada, Utah and Idaho, and recruits enough in Wyoming to twice fill the quota of seven troops assigned to Wyo ming. Permission has been obtained from the War Department to extend thj height limit for cavalrymen, so that recruits over six feet tall may be accepted. The troopers are to be armed with Krag Jorgensen carbin?s and revolvers, and will carry no sabers. The finest horses in the west are being selected for mounts. Walsh Will Join Wood's Cowboys, BOISE, Idaho, May 12.?First Lieut. R. D. Walsh, 4th Cavalry, U. S. A., stationed here, and now acting as mustering officer for Idaho volunteers, has received a dispatch from Colonel Wood of the cowboy regiment offering him a captaincy. It is understood he will accept. Wood knew him in Arizona during the Geronimo war, where he (Walsh) distinguished himself as a tirelesB, resourceful campaigner. , Charleston to Start Saturday. SAN FRANCISCO, May 12.?From pres ent indications the cruiser Charleston will be ready for an early start on Saturday. Her stores are going on board, and the sup ply of ammunition for Dewey's fleet Is be ing rushed Into her magazine Mnnnett Denies n Rnmor. Social Diapateb to The Evening Star. COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 12.?Attorney General Monnertt said today that it was not true, as reported from New York, that he was preparing a petition asking a re ceiver for the Standard Oil trust. "It Is possible," said hu, "that as a result of the contempt proceedings against the ccmpar.y nou- pending the court may ap point two trustees, under the gc-neral stat ute, to wind up its affairs. If it should not do *o, 1 amy then ask for a receiver for tha trust." (Continued from First Page.) the gunboat Macliias died there shortly afterward. At O-i'5 p.Tn. yesterday the Hudson, with the dead bodies and some of the wounded, started for Key West, arriving here at 8 o'clock this morning. Lieut. Bernadou, commanding the Wins low, was wounded in the left leg. but not seriously. Lying in the cabin of the Hud son this morning, he received a reporter of the Associated Press and told the lat ter the story of the fight. He said: Lieut. Bernndon'n Story. "We went into the harbor under orders. The torpedo boat Winslow was the worst Injured. She had five of her men killed, and I don't know how many Injured. "The Winslow was ordered by the com mander of the Wilmington to go into the I harbor of Cardenas and attack the Spanish gunboats there. We steamed in under a full head and were fired upon as soon as we were in range. The Spanish boats were i tied up at the docks and had a fair range on us. The batteries on shore also opened on us, and I think we received most of the fire. I don't khow whether any one was hurt on the Wilmington or on the Hudson, but I think not. I "I have no fault to find with the Wins low's crew. They acted nobly all the way through. The men who were killed all fell at the same time. We were standing in a group, and the aim of the Spanish was perfect. The shell burst in our very faces." nrail at Key Went. The dead and wounded brought here by the Hudson were taken in small boats to the government dock. This was the first news of the engagement to reach Key Wrest. No time was lost in attending to the wounded. A quick call was sent to the Marine Hospital and an ambulance came clattering down to the dock. The dead were taken to an undertaking shop and the wounded were conveyed to a hospital. In the meantime, the news had spread and crowds gathered about the dock, but there was no sort of a demonstration. The si-ccess of the American ships In every ac tion thus far has been so overwhelming that it is hard to realize that death lias at last come to soma of our men. Ensign Bagley was about twenty-six years old. and while the fleet was station ed here h? was one of the most popuiai men in the service. The news of his death came a^ a terrible shock to all who knew him. IWpedo t'rewd Flrnt to Fall. It has always been a foregone conclusion that the torpedo boat men would be among the first to fall, as their work is most dan gerous, but in spite of this, when the fleet was stationed here and changes in assign ments were frequently made, all the young men of the service were eager for torpedo boat duty. The Hudson shows the effect of the fight. Her smokestack is punctured with bullet holes and her cabin and decks are smash ed and splintered. Well Known at Anna poll*. ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 12,?Ensign Worth Bagley was one of the best-known men who ever came out of the Naval Acad emy. Ensign Bagley graduated finally from the academy in June last. He was a bright and capable man. His local fame here was chiefly on the athletic field, being the fuil back of the academy eleven, and he played In the series of West Point and Naval Academy games. FiKST \ H TIMS OF THE WAIL Mr. Pepper's Story of the Fight at CarileiiaH Yesterday. Special From a Staff Correspondent. KEif WEST, l-'la., Ma) 12.?The auxiliary tug Hudson this morning brought in the fit st American victims of the war. They lay on her deck covered by the American flag. Their lives were sacrificed off Carde nas yesterday afternoon in an engagement in which the torpedo boat Winslow, the gunboat Wilmington and the auxiliary tug Hudson took part. There are three Spanish gunboats in Cardenas harbor. One of them ran out and the Winslow followed her well in shore and flred after her. Then the masked bat teries on shore fired. The Winslow replied, and the Wilmington also opened up on the shore batteries. The firing v as general for several min utes, the shore batteries having good aim. Finally a shell struck the Winslow in her boilers. The explosion was terrific, and the vessel was disabled. Ensign Worth Bagley was killed with two members of the crew and several were wounded, resulting In the subsequent death of two more. Lieut. Bernadou, who was in command, was wounded, receiving a splinter. The Wil mington and the Hudson both perceived the disaster, but it was impossible for the Wilmington to run in shore so far. The Hudson made a plucky run, under the fire of the batteries, which had not been si lenced, and towed the Winslow out of danger, while the Wilmington kept up Its shelling of the shore batteries. Ultimately these were silenced. The engagement be gan at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon and lasted thirty-five minutes. Eight-Inch shells were used by the Spaniards, and they employed smokeless powder. Several houses were set on flre by shells from the Wilmington, and when the Hud son came away, bringing the dead and wounded, half of the town seemed to be In flames. The Hudson was scraped by two or three shells, but was not damaged. PEPPER. Tlie Prmlilrnt'a Sorrow. President McKlnley expressed the deep est sorrow at the loss of life on the Wins low. The news afTected him greatly. The first news reached him through the press dispatches. He eagerly read every line of these. Some time later Secretary Long went to the White House with the official news of the fight and the killing of the Americans. The general belief Is that the bombard ment of Cardenas was by orders from the Navy Department, and that the object was to clear the vicinity of opposition to the larding of United States troops. No Sewn of uu Engagement, Soverul telegrams were reoelved at the Navy Department over night, supposedly from the West Indies. None of these was made public by Secretary Long, but it was stated that they contained no Information of an engagement between Admiral Samp son's squadron and the Spanish forces, either jjet or forts. It Is believed that they w^i slirply reports from the com manders of some of the soouts. WAR REVENUE BILL Important Changes Made by the Senate Finance Committee. LITTLE OF OIGINAL ME1SDRE LEFT Bonds, Time Certificates and For eign Tonnage Tax Eliminated. GREENBACKS AND SILVER The Senate committee on finance today at 12 o'clock began what it was hoped would be its last meeting on the war revenue bill, the measure having been prac tically completed at yesterday's meeting. The bill as presented to the committee to day shows almost iMK> amendments and fully half of it Is original matter. The most striking features are the omis sion of the provisions for bonds and time certificates and for a tonnage tax on for eign shipping which the bill carried when it passed the House. These are all stricken out, not a trace of any of them being left. Next in order of importance are the pro visions for the issuance of greenbacks, the coinage of the seigniorage and the 1*1 lion of corporations, inserted at the in stance of the democrats with the assist ance of Senator Jones of Nevada, and for an inheritance tax placed in the bill by the joint effort of the democratic senators and Senators Jones of Nevada anil W oleott of Colorado. Sliver SeljtnlorHRe Colnaare. The seigniorage provision authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to coin not to exceed $42,000,000 of silver Immediately and to issue certificates based upon it. | The greenback section is an authorization to the Secretary of the Treasury to Issue during the next fiscal year to defray the expenses of the war with Spain not to exceed 1150,000,000 in United States legal tender notes. They are to l>e redeemable the same as the greenbacks now in circu lation. Tnxutlun on All Corporation*. The provision for the taxation of corpora tions enumerates railroads, street rail roads, sleeping cars, canal boats, steam boats, express, telegraph, telephone and insurance companies of all kinds, including iife, fire and accident; gas. electric light, elcctric power and steam heat companies, and also sugar and petroleum refineries. To these specifications is added a general provision for taxing "all corporations. The rate on all is made one-quarter of 1 per cent of the gross receipts. A penalty, fine or imprisonment, is imposed for evad ing the tax It is made the duty of the managers of* such institutions to make re turns of their receipts monthly. Lt-KitricN of Over S5.000 Tnxeil. The tax on legacies is made on a double sliding scale, til* rite increasing with the amount of the bgqufgt, and also being gov erned by consanguinity. No legacies be low $5,000 are t^jted. Those between $5,000 and $250,000 are taxpd at the rate of 75 cents for every . Slop in cases where the beneficiary is a lineal descendant or an cestor or brothet* or sister of the testator. The rate is augmented as the beneficiary is removed in relationship until It reaches on the $100, wh&re he Is a stranger. The tax is increased on lUrger legacies. Those made to husband or wife are exempted from the operations of the act. llanktfK and llroker?. < The tax on banker* Is leveled at the rattS of $100 a year on all banking institutions which have a capital' stock of $50,000, and $2 is added for each additional thousand dollars of stock. Brokers are assessed at the uniform rate 'of $50. There is also a tax on pawn brok ers, insurance agents and on the properties of theaters, circuses, bowling alleys, etc. The tax on board of trade and exchange operations is made at the rate of one cetit for each $100 to be represented by memo randa, and brokers evading the giving of these are liable to be made the subject of ctiminal proceedings. . m I'KKSIDK.VT TO THE METHODISTS. Formal Reply to a l.etter From llnlll ni o rr Conference. BALTIMORE, May 12.?The conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church ?outh, at its session this morning, decided, after considerable discussion, to proceed on Mon day next to the election of two bishops and other ofticers of the general conference. The following letter was read today from J'resident McKinley, in acknowledgment of the resolutions adopted by the conference on Tuesday, in which the course of the President and his advisers in regard to the Cuban question was indorsed and the moral support of the conference pledged to them: ?Executive Mansion, Washington, May 7, 1S08. "My Dear Sir: Yx;ur letter of today, em bodying a copy of a resolution recently adopted by your conference has been re ceived, and the President has noted its con tents with pleasure. "Permit me to assure you, and through you the members of the conference, of the President's sincere appreciation of this cordial expression of commendation and good will. "Very truly yours, "JOHN ADDISON PORTER." Government Receipt*. National bank notes received today for re demption, $180,652; government receipts from customs, $371,757; front internal reve nue, $033,7U2, and miscellaneous, $30,1H); ex penditures today, $2,713,000. Cliarluton Off to - Relieve Dewey. It is aald at the Navy Department that the cruiser Charleston will probably leava San Francisco this evening for the relief of Admiral Dewey at Manila. Diplomatic Cnlln on Secretary Day. Secretary Day had an unusually large number of diplomatic callers today. Among the number were the British ambassador, the French charge, and the ministers from Belgium, Peru, Japan, Guatemala, Austria, Mexico and Colombia. T >*?< Auatrla-ltnnpin'ii Attitude. BUDAPEST, Slay 12.?It was announced In the Unterhatifc today that Austria-Hun gary does not ?tilnlf it necessary to Issue a formal declaration of neutrality In the war between Suttln^pd the United States, Divorce o|| Croan Bill. In the divorce* prSeedings instituted by Samuel Kees Janey Kees, Judge Cox, in Equity No. 1, today decided to grant the wire agdivorce on her cross bill. The decre* to jp signed by the court wHl be drawn l|tter. u. Oar Wheat S?i>lv> a Safe Defense. Prom the Denver WTuSllcan. All of the civilized world is bidding eag erly for the United Sta tes supply of wheat. So long as this shall be the condition of Europe, there is little or no danger of any concerted hostile movement against this country. Discipline. From the Pittsburg Dispatch. Probably Wcyler and that irate Spanish ambassador at London will not have so much to say now about the 'lack of dis cipline on American warships," but will make a Uttle inquiry as to the whereabouts of the discipline on the Spanish vessels. A Pointer for the Spanish Cartoonists From the Savannah Newa. The Spanish caricaturists will have t? ohange their form of drawing the "Ameri can pig." Instead of the fat, inactive, la?y, harmless porker of the packing houses, the dona are finding the "Ameri can pig" to bo a most fierce and terrible attature with tusk* that rend. PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATIONS. ! Well-Know* Mm Made Major* and 1 Inspectors General, C. 9. A. The President today sent these nomina tions to the Senate: War?To lie inspectors general, with rank of major; Captains Jesse M. Lee. Oth Unit ed States Infantry; Henry C. Ward, 10th Infantry; George S. Anderson, Cth Cavalry; Earl D. Thomas, 5th Cavalry; Alexander Rodgers, 4th Cavalry; John M. K. Davis, 1st Artillery; James Parker. 4th Cavalry; Philip Reade, 3d United States Infantry; Thomas M. Woodruff, 5th Infantry; Benja min H. Cheever, 6th Cavalry; Stephen Y. Seyburn, loth Infantry; Stephen C. Mills, 12th Infantry; Herbert J. Slocum. 7th Cav alry; Harry C. Benson, 4th Cavalry; Wil liam P. Duvall, 1st Artillery, and G. Crelgh ton Webb of New York; Russell B. Harri son of Indiana. To be assistant adjutant general with rank of major?Captains Walter S. Schuy ler. 5th Cavalry: Louis V. Caiiarc, 2d Ar tillery; William W. McCammon, 14th In fantry; James S. Pattit, 1st Infantry; Al fred C. Sharpe, 22d Infantry; Hugh L. Scott. 7th Cavalry; Edward Davis, 3d Ar tillery. First lieutenants?F. S. Strong, +th Ar tillery; H. H. Sargent, 2d Cavalry: C. R. Edwards, 23d Infantry; S. D. Sturgis, Oth Artillery; S. Reber, Signal Corps; also Campbell E. McMichael of Pennsylvania, George H. Hopkins of >flchigan and John A. Logan, Jr., of Illinois. To be qu.irtjrmaaters with rank of major ?Capts. Charles G. Penney, 6th Infantry; John W. Summerhayes, Samuel R. Jun??s, Medad C. Martin. Oscar F. Long. Guy How ard, Frederick Vonschrader. J. E. Sawyer, Frederick G. Hodgson, James B. Aloshire. Thomas Cruse, all assistant quartirm isters; First Litut. Eugene F. Ladd, !uh Cavalry, and William A. Wadsworth of New York. To be assistant adjutant generals with the rank of captain? First Lieut Erasmus M. Weaver, jr., 2d United St.itej Artillery. First Lieut. Francis P. Fremont, 3d United St ite3 Infantry. First Li>ut. Charles N. Trultt, 21st United States Infantry. First Lieut. Edwin St. J. Greble, 2d United States Artillery. First Lieut. John H. Beacon, 3d United States Infantry. First Lieut. Harvey C. Carbaugh, 5th United Slates Artillery. First Lieut. John B. McDonald, 10th United States Cavalry. First Lieut. Charles G. Treat, 5th United 1 Stales Artillery. First Lieut. John A. Dapray, 23d United States Infantry. First Lieut. William F. Hancock, <5th United States Artillery. First Lieut. William H. Smith, 10th United States Cavalry. First Lieut. John F. Morrison, 20th United States Infantry. First Lieut. Benjamin Alvord, 20th United States Infantry. First Lieut. Henry C. Cabell, 14th United States Infantry. First Lieut. Godfrey H. Macdonald, 1st United States Ca\airy. First Lieut. William H. Johnston, 16th United States Infantry. First Lieut. John L. Sohon, 20th United States Infantry. First Lieut. Grote Hutcheson, Oth United Suites Cavalry. First Lieut. James K. Thompson, 23d United States Infantry. First Lieut. Carl Relchmann, 9lh United States Infantry. First Lieut. Cornelius De W. Willcox, 7th United Slates Artillery. First Lieut. Willard A. Holbrook, 7th United Slates Cavalry. First Lieut. Robert E. L. Michie. 2d Unit ed States Cavalry. First Lieut. Daniel B. Devere, 23d United States Infantry. First Lieut. Lucien G. Berry, 7th United States Artillery. First Lieut. John E. McMahcn, 4th U. S. Artillery. First Lieut. T. Bentley Mott, 7th U. S. Artillery. First Lieut. Sam'l Seay, jr., 14th U. S. Infantry. First Lieut. Robert G. Paxton, 10th U. S. Cavalry. | First Lieut. Robert L. Howze, 6th U. S. | Cavalry. Joseph Benson Foraker, jr., of Ohio. Bradley Strong of New York. To be assistant quartermasters, with the rank of captain: First Lieut. Chauncey B. Baker, 7th In fantry. First Lieut. Charles C. Walcutt, jr., 8th I Cavalry. First Lieut. Julius A. Penn, 2d Infantry. First Lieut. Ulysses G. McAlexander, 13th | Infantry. Hiram E. Mitchell of Oregon. John B. Jiflfery of Illinois. William D. Jenkins of Texas. Benjamin Johnson of California. James R. Hosmcr of New York. William A. Harper of New York. G. H. Holden of Minnesota. H. W. D. Nicholson of the District of Co [ lumbia. Thomas H. Cavanaugh of Michigan. Elias H. Parsons of Utah. Edward C. McDowell of Tennessee. Francis M. Schreiner of the District of | Columbia. Arthur Thompson of New Hampshire. Charles M. Ausrur of Colorado. William K. Alexander of Virginia. William C. Ball of Ohio. Abraham S. Bicknam of Ohio. Georne G. Bailey of New York. Edwin F. Barrett of Minnesota. Britton Davis of Texas. C. B. Worthington of Iowa. Beverly A. Read of Texas. Harry S. New of Indiana. Frederick Buhor of District of Columbia. Haldeman P. Young of New York. Ambrose E. Gonzales of South Carolina. Lloyd Carpenter Griscom of Psnnsylva | nla. To be commissaries of subsistence with the rank of captain: First Lieut. Eli D. Hoyle, 2d United States Artillery; First Lieut. Parker W. West, 3d United States | Cavalry; First Lieut. Omar Bundy, 3d United States Infantry. First Lieutenant Elmore F. Taggart, Oth U. S. Infantry. First Lieutenant Alexander R. Piper. 15th U. S. Infantry. Second Lieutenant Harold E. Cloke, Oth U. S. Artillery. Richard W. Thompson, jr., of Indls^ia. Daniil Van Voorhis of Ohio. E. B. Fenton of Michigan. Samuel B. Boots of Ohio. John F. Jenkins of Wyoming. Lee Linn of Indiana. J. M. Sinieral of Nebraska. John W. Lytle of Pennsylvania. William A. Tucker of Tennessee. Theodore B. Hacker of Tennessee. M. M. Marshall of Iowa. R. H. Beckham of Texas. Frank H. Lord of New York. John H. Earle of South Carolina. j James H. McCleary of Texas. Thomas C. Catchings, Jr., of Mississippi. Jay Cooke Third of Pennsylvania. OUto Republican Convention. Special Dispatch to Ihe Evening Star. COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 12.?Chairman H. M. Dougherty of the republican state cen- . tral committee, issued his call yesterday for | a meeting of the committee to fix the time and place of the state convention. The meeting will be al the Neil House here at 2 p.m., May 18. Ji?Tf Personnel Bill Agreed To. The House committee on navnl affairs unanimously agreed today on the person nel of the navy bill, and it will be reportec* to the House In a few days. Personal Mention. Howard G. Young, son of Mr. John Rus sell Young, resigned his place In the weather bureau last Monday, and left for San Antonio, Texas, Wednesday night, to Join his trccp, the "Rough Riders," under Lieut. Col. Roosevelt. John Noonan's Will. The late John Noonan, by his will, which has been filed for probate, bequeathed the I greater part of his estate, including con siderable real estate, to his wife, Anna | Noonan, during her life time. William P. Culllnane, a grandson of the testator, Is also substantially provided for. Mary A. McMahon, a daughter of the deceased, la named as executrix. Preparing (or Canty Trial. ? The officials of the district attorney's offloe ore busily engaged preparing for the trial of Dennis J. Canty, Indicted for the murder of George M. Rye, which will posi tively begin Monday morning next at 10 o'clock before Judge Cole, In Criminal Court No. 1. An official list of the wit nesses for the government will be fur nished the attorneys for the defendant to morrow. ASOTHER RIMOR GXPLODtD. >? E?ropp?n Protest Aicnlnst War In the Philippine*. It was stated authoritatively today at the State Department that there is * no truth whatever In the L*md?n newspaper Hlleffafion that thre?^ of the Kuropean am bassadors had made friendly representa tions to the United Stales against an ex tension of the war to the Philippines. No representations whatever In that line have been made to the State Departme'nt. ARMV HKAI>?tt 4HTKRS. Arrnnct-mrnlii for Their Kanixriiirat Durlnic (in. Miles' Absence. During General Miles* absence from Washington army headquarters here will remain for a few days in charge of Captain Davis, 3d Artillery, at present a member of General Miles' staff. Captain Davit will, however, only retain charge of headquar ters for a few days, when he will be suc ceeded In that duty by J. D. Morton, now chief clerk at army headquarters. Upon being relieved Captain Davis will Join General Miles at Tampa, again at taching himself to his staff. Of the em ployes at army headquarters here General Miles takes with him three clerks?John Wahling. N. E. Dawson and A. C. Foote? with three messengers?Thomas Morris, I. W. Scott and J. H. Williams. That will leave live clerks and three messengers for headquarters here. Chief Clerk Morten Is to be made a cap tain in the regular army and an assistant adjutant general. He is of large military experience, having entered the service ^s a private in l>>7o, enlisting in the _'d Cav alry. He served in Montana in most cf the Indian campaigns from 1S70 to 1875. He was then attached to the 2d Artillery. Gen. Sheridan detailed htm as an orderly to at'end him at Chicago, and when the army headquarters was removed to Wash ington Mr. Morton came here with Gen. Sheridan, ami in ISM was appointed chief clerk at headquarters, which place he now holds. THE HAWAIIAN HESOI.l TIO.V. Ineerlnln Situation in the Senate lu ItcKard to It. It Is regarded as certain that the House will pass the Hawaiian annexation resolu tion next week, after considerable opposi tion. The situation in the Senate is very uncer tain. It is apparent that a strong majority of thi Senate is in favor of annexation, and that the resolutions are stronger in that body now than heretofore. A number ?of senators who were opposed to the an nexation treaty have been convinced by the recent developments on the Pacific that it is of the utmost importance that we should have a mid-Pacific station. The practical certainty that we will hold the Philippit.e Islands renders It necessarv that we should have the Hawaiian Inlands". A few men in the S. nate, however, who have been the leaders in opposition to the annexation of Hawaii, arc still very deter mined, and it is possible that they may take advantage of tne exigencies of the situation with respect to revenue and other measjres necessary to war conditions to coerce the Senate In this matter. Notwithstanding this character of opposi tion. and the fight that has been renewed by thi sugar trust, it is believed that the resolutions can be got through Congress before adjournment. POSTPONED AXOTHER DAY. The Eclilneton and guilders' Home Hallway Hill in the Senate. The consideration of private pension bills consumed nearly the entire morning hour in the Senate today and prevented the further consideration of District of Colum bia street railway bills. When 2 o'clock arrived Mr. Kyle asked that the labor aroi tration bill be taken up. and Mr. McMillan, chairman of the committee on the District of Columbia, said he would not object to that being done provided the railroad bills could be taken up and, disposed of immedi ately after the routine business is tran sacted tomorrow morning. There were quite a number of people lt< the Senate galleries, interested in the Eok ington and Soldiers' Home railroad and ether bills, and general disappointment was expressed that such legislation had to be postponed another day. A Noteworthy Point. From the New York Tribune. It is interesting to observe that whlie an ti-annexationisls are agreed that the ac quisition of Hawaii would fatally weaken this country from a military and naval point of view, the men who have led armies and commanded fleets declare, with impressive unanimity, that the possession of the islands would greatly strengthen us, and is, ind^d, essential to our safety. S|>uln's Tardiness. From the New York Commercial Advertiser. Stories that Spain is willing to surrender Cuba remind that Spain's concessions al ways come too late. She must surrender more than Cuba. Probably events have gone too far in the Philippines for their res U ration to Spain. Pirhaps next week it will be too late for her to keep Porto Rico. Sometimes it is not enough to yield; one n.ust know l?ow to yield at the psycholog ical moment. Education and Patriotism. From the Hartford O urant. Therj is something radically wrong in the education tnat educates the patriotism out of an American. Whatever it may do for his scholarship, or his taste, or his style, it has -obbed him of his birthright. It has robbed the couutry too. The coun try is entitled to the .oyai'.y and loving service of all her children. Too Costly. From the -Savannah News. Each shot of the long-range guns on the big Spanish warships c< sts in the neigh borhood of $800. Spain is not in a linan cial condition to waste $800 shots In bom barding $200 towns, hence a number of the nervous little places along the coast may rest easy. Baltimore Markets. BALTIMORE, Mav' 12.?Flour quiet and arm, tin - changed- spring win at pa"ent. $7.oe*a$7.30?re ceipts. 7.0*7 barrels; expoits. 2.478 barrels; sales, 450 barrels. Wheat dull and lower--spot auu mouth, 132al32:j; July, 112 asked; August, til asked; steamer No. 2 red, 128?128te -ret-elpts. 54. 731 bushels; -ipo is. iHt.oon bushels; stock. ~700.004 bushels; sales. 13.1M) bus!.els -southern wheat by sample, 13ualH3* do. ou grade, 12M^al.'t2V*. Corn quiet?spot, 4iv^a41%i; month. 41'4s4tVi;" Jane. 41i(,a41U; July. 41%a4H4; steamer mixed. 40S? 40?*? receipts, 28,70S lushcls; exisirts, 2.-C! S37 bushels; stock, tilu.015 busliels; sales, 8H.0UU bush els?southern white <-oin. 42ii42fe; do. yellow, 42a 43. Oats easier?No. 2 white, 3?Sa39; No 2 mixed, 35U?receipts. 29,< 85 bosh l,; exports, uone; stock. 546.085 bushels. Rye dull and lower No. 2 nearby, 73Vaa74; No. 2 western. 75^4?re ceipts. 60.91U bushels; experts, none; stock, 185 - 803 bushels. Hay firm?choice timothy, $13.00 hl<i. Grain freights quiet, unchanged. Sugar strong, auehsnged. Butter steady, unchanged. Kggs weak un-hanged. Chetse steady, unchanged. Lettuce? $1.5ua?1.75 per basket.- Whisky unchanged. Government Bonds. Quotations reported by Corson & Macart ney, bankers. Bid. Asked. 2 per cents, registered 1)6 ... . ? per cents, coupon of 1007 10?4 110'4 4 per cents, regls'ered of 19-t7 loss i^a 4 per cents, coupon of 1928 122% 1231* 4 per cents, registered of 1925 1224 123>i 6 per cents, coupon of 1904. UW 111^ 6 per cents, registered of 1904 110?J 111?? Currency 6 per cents of 1899 108 Grain, Provisions and Cotton Markets Furnished by W. B. Hibbs A Co., bankers and brokers. 1427 F St., members New York stock exchange, correspondents Messrs. Ladenburg, Thai matin A Co, New Tork. GRAIN. Open. High. Wheat?May *. Ittt lTi July 112V4 112% Corn?Msy ?ri Osts?Msyi!!;!.'! J 1:2 al? July 27% 27* PROVISIONS. Open. High. Pert-Slay 12.05 12.20 'Aid?May # l?> 6 July H.72 Ulbs?July 0.20 COTTON. Month. Open. Rljh. Jnne ?28 ? 9 Aiy;?V/.'.V.'.'.? 1.3 September ?. 4.34 fl.JS "Want" ads. in Ths Star pay because thtf bring answers. tl Prices of Stocks Fell Off Today Un der Realizing Sales. MARKET RELAPSED INTO DULLIIES? There Was Fair Buying on Ail tlw Concessions. GENERAL MARKET REPORT? Special Dinpatrfa to The Evening *ir. NEW YORK. May 12.?^Conflicting newt as to the movement of the Atlantic fleet and lower prices in London encouraged ?omc profit-taking in th? local market this morn ing. Opening prices reflected fractional de clines in most every IntUnce, and subse quent trading carried prices down from 1 to 1H per cent from the Initial sale. The market relapsed into dullm ss at tho decline. ai:d commission houses bought cautiously at er< ry opportunity. In the granger shares profit taking was especially pronounced, T?ndon selling St. Paul and local houses realising on Burllng ton and Rock Island. Some selling in the latttr stock was credited to inside Interests, but the rallies from the low prices w? re easily actomplish?d by very moderate pur chases for accounts known to favor liiglvr price. The effort to put the stork to par hav'^ff }>een discovered, thtre is considerable st U for sale a fraction und'*r that figure. Sev eral times during the da> the price lacked but a small fraction of fulfilling th:? pre diction. but the selling dutlng the entirs n croing proved superior to the buying The earnings of the company are a guaran tee of higher pries. and there is little I: e 11 hood of the su> k being more than tem porarily cheeked by speculative condition*. Burlington maintained its new level ever, in the face of considerable profit-taking. and these shares at their par value are des tined to lose their novelty the first tiir?* the general market will admit of a fur ther advance. The Industrial shares were strong and weak by turns, and seemed to lack a defi nite course of procedure. Sugar and to bacco were particlsrly erratic, and the manipulation Was employed in sustaining rather than In advancing prices. Confidence in ultimate higher price* ex ists on all Mdes. but there is an increasing spirit of ooMnrfAtbm umi eMEnhsl ?n houses. This attitude of caution is inspir d entirely by the fact tha: prices have had p. big rise since the naval triumph in th * Philippines. A reaction of 1 or 2 per cent would be logical, and considerable idle money is known to i>e awaiting only su< a an opportunity for investment. The abundant cash holdings of the rat ional b^nks. as disclosed by the recent re ports to the controller, clearly indicate . ? ?n? rmous. althojk'h temporarily inactive, motive power upon which the market mav depend for future needs. The public de mand for stocks is steady, if not liberal, and sooner or later will become gener :* and dominate all other speculative for?'cs. The action on the revenue bill is to considered as a factor, as its provision? cover a multitude of features of vital sig nificance to corporations. The tax on corporate in teres s as well as uprn the commodities manufactured bv corporations, will i e a considerable item to at least a few of the better known in stitutions whose shares are listed. Peace arguments are ^till in forc^, b*it their feignlflcur ce is restricted somewhat by the fact that those who indorse th?m were tut a short time ago confident that v. ar was in.probable. FiNA.NClAL A.M> COMNGIiCIAL. The following are the opening, the high est and the lowest and the clf*cl<)g prices of the New York stock market today, as re ported by Corson A Macartney. members New York stock exchange. Corr? spondents. Messrs. Van Em burgh it Attcrbury, No. Wall st Open. High. Lew. CIo?? American Spirits. 11 \ n?. u r u American Spirits, pfd... 29 \9 *9 99 ' American sugar. .... 18* w, isi?, lf?v American Snirar, pfd... .12 1 !?? 11* 1 9 American Tobacco 11^ \\t\ 11134 American (W on Oil 81 21 st * Atchison ... . is?; is'1, 12S 13\ Baltimore *0110..... 19 IP 19 Hay state Gas Canada Southern 5 4. 51*. ri?, ? ? Canada Pacific Mv w K3^ Chesapeake A Ohio.. .. 213} 2 ~h 21 v * C?C.C. A St. Loam... 3*Sj 32^ siw S'H CRlcago. B. A i) loo leo-, I?', ic. Cfcicafco*>oitaweMiern 1*5\ m% 12* " \ts\ Chicago (iM i?H 99 9>? 9*x C. M. A St Pan! 9f>k 9#.'. ?6??, 9f k C M. A St Paul, pfd .. . Chicago, K.I. A Pacific.. 9SU 99^ 9* 99 v Chic St. P., M. A O 76:, 76*, 76 74 Consolidated Gas lfcrtv. lift l*g it v De!. Lark aw Delaware & Hudson Den. * Rio <?ranUe. pf d 47 47 47 47 Erie 1S^ u13^ ?? General jQsctrfc 37 37 M 96* Illinois Central Ittv imv 1MV :mv Lam- Miore .. .... ... Louieviit* .* Naahrtue.. 54 \ 55^ 5374 Metropolitan Traction.. 149 14V I4s'v Manhatras Elevated lo??8 102s loi^ Mit-higaii Centra; laft*^ 105^ I" ^ Missouri Pacific :t4^ 34^ SS^ *: i National lead Co 33\ 33^ 33 ci # N ationai neau Co.. pra. New Jentev Central y.%*, 9?s W New \ork Central 116 "?16 l'.ft^ 11 '*/ Northern Pa? iac 26\ ?7 96>, Northern Pacific, pfd... 66 6&X 5'. Ont A Western lfi>4 ir^ ;?? ^ Pacific Man 29 29 i8w 1* / Phils. A hea?ling 19 19 W\ i'ulixnan P. <jo 18* 1?2 1?2 Southern Ity.. nfu 3<)V 3034 29w CJ Phila. Traction Texas Pacific 11^ 11^ 11 n 1 enn. Cost a iron 26 ii % ( nion Pacific 24 24 23S 5C: \ I Union Pacific, ptd b's\ 5n^r ass : Wabash, pfd Western t nion Tei 90s 9o\ Oliver Brooklyn H. Transit. *>\ 40\ 4e^ 4- v Chig. A U Western 14^ 14% 14^ i+s Wnshingt?>n Stock Exchange. Sale#--regular call-12 o'clock m ?I). C. Z.Gf-%. $3<m? at 113. Metrotolltau Ri.ilruad cfftiftestc I., at 110; o at llo; >1 mh at llu. S3C) *.t 1 lo. \V? st End National Itrusk. 5 at 102. Caj "al Traction, 2i? at 75. Mcigenthal t Llcotyp??, IC 144; lo at 143;i4; 10 at 163%. Laa?t<?n Monoty:^ l?s> at 1??. at 16; !V? at 1H. American (ira; - - phone, preferred. 7 at 15^: 2 at 1f?W. I*ueuin? Gun Carriage. 100 at 51 cents; 100 at 51 cents; ' ? at 52 cents. After call -Capital Traction. 28 at 75^. District of Columbia IV;nda.?3.*7is. funding, cvr rency. 112 bid. 114 asked. Miscellaneous Bonds.- Metroi*oHtnn Itallroart ? 1181-. bid. 12o naked. Metr.iolimn IUilr<?ad r?*.v 6s. 110 Nd. Metroi* lir^n R iibo^.l o*?rtlfi<-n*-? * indebtedness. A. 117 bid. Metropolitan llai'.rca I cert I ft'-at ?*s of lndebt'dn as. B, llo bid. CdnrrVs Kailr..a?! ?s. 119 bid. 122 asked. Tub Raflr.*1 4n bid. CO a-k?d F^klngton Railroad 0?. 93 '^.c, Washington Gas Company 6s. s r'?? a A HIH Washington O as-Company 6?. aeri ? R. 112*4 blL t". S. Electric Light debenture imp.. 102 ->id. Chesatw*ake and Potomac T? l"pfcon? 5a. 1M >?i!. American Security and Trust 5r. F and A., i"0 bid. American S. etiTfty an 1 Trust 5s. A. and 0.. 10<> Wd Washington Market Company 1st 6s. ill bid. Washington M?rket Company Imp. tfs. lit bid. Washington Market Company ext. da. Ill bid Masonic Hall Association Bs. 105 bid. Y ash lngton Light Infantry 1st 6s. 90 bid. National Bank Stocks.?Bank of Washington. 285 bid. Metropotttas, 307 bid. Central. 140 bid. Farmer* and Mechanics', 180 bid. S-mC'>uo. 140 bid. Cltlscns*. 140 bid. Colnmbla. 131 hid. Capital. 121 bid. West End. 10o bid. 103 aak*d. Traders', 102 bid. Lincoln, lie bid. 117 naked. Safe Deposit and Trust Companies?National : Safe T>eposIt and Trnst. 114U. hid. 115 askrd. | Washington Loan and Tiust. 12c bid. 13^ asked. American Security and Trust 150 bid. Washli^r ton Safe Depssit. 6 Obid. Insurance P'odcs.-Fir?men*a. 90 bid. Frar.kllD, $7 bid Metrop?>lltan. 7^ bid. Corcoran. B5 bid. Posomac. 56 bid. Arlington 12" Md. 136 aak^. German-American. 185 bid. National Fnion. 9 bid. 12 asked. Colnmbla. 10 bid, 12U n?k*4. Hlgft, 7% bid. 7% asked. Pfc^jde'a, 5^ bkl. 6 aake? iincoln. 9 hid. OomaefHtal, 4U bid. Title Insurance Stocks ?P.eal Rotate Title. 76 bid. 90 asked. Ootaslia T.'tle. 4\ bid. 6U ask*d. Waahington Tltla. 2 bid. DUtrlet Title 2 hid. Railroad Stocks.?Capital Tracti<4i. 75 bid. 75W asked. Metropolltrn. 119 bid. 12iV& sst??d. Co lumbia. 75 bid, 80 askad. Belt. 1 asked. Rckln# tos, 8 bid. Gas and Eiectrlc Light Slocks.?Washln?^? Gas. tT hid. 47V4 arked. Oeorgetcwn Gss, 44 hid. r. 1. Electric Liaht. bid. 100 aak*-l. Teleiihone S'ocks. -Cfrssp^flre and Toh/Uisc. BO hid. Pennsylvania, 38 bid, 45 asked. MlscelUneors Stocks. ? Mergenthalsr TJr-?ty^a, 148% bid. 144 asked. Lasstcn Moaotrp?v If 1 11 16^4 asked. Aiycrlean Graibophoos. IsH hid. 15% asked. American Grai.bophone preferred. x!5t4 hid. 16 asked. Pnearuatic Gun Carriage. .61 b^4, .U asked. Wasl:ir/tr? Market, 12 hid, IS aaked. Great Falls lea. 110 hid. 125 asked xEx dir. M oh loan Arrives mt Vrlsoe. HAK FTtANCISCO. Cml., Umy IS?The U. 8. 8. McHlesn, which left Honolulu April 79. arrived here this rooming.