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eleven millions a year, and she could hard
ly afford to Jeopardize this vast trade. The
question involved was one M trade and
oommerce and barter, and Germany would
hardly want to Injure her trade relations
with this country. While we want to main
tain friendly relations, he sai.1, with all
powers, and while a large part of our best
population is of German extraction, thrifty
And Industrious, the public sentiment of
this country would very quickly resent any
Interference by Germany with our solution
Of the Philippine question, and it would
tost Germany a serlojs loss of trade.
Interference Would Be an Ofesie.
Senator Cullom (republican. Illinois) said:
"The United States cannot afford to allow
the German or any other government to
Interfere In our action In the Philippines.
We are standing there practically In pos
session, and any attempt on the part of
the German government to Interfere would
bo regarded as an offense to this nation.
In my Judgment, which we could not af
ford to allow without resenting It. I should
think the commanding officers there would
go right along without reference to any
other government and complete this occu
pation and control of the islands as soon
as they have the power to do It."
forcible Interference Should Be Re*
Senator McBride (rep., Oregon) raid: "As
a matter of fact I do not apprehend any
forcible Interference In the Philippines on
the part of Germary. I doubt very much
whether Germany would do anything
more than to land marines possibly to
protect the interests of German residents
and not do that without the permission of
Admiral D-'Wty. If. however, there should
be any attempt at forcible Intervention
there is Just one course for the United
States to pursue, and that Is to resist it.
Would Sot Allow Interference.
Senator Foraker (rep., Ohio) said:
"I do not think the United States would
allow Germany or any one else to inter
fere in the Philippines. but I don't assume
that there is any interference."
t'onlldenee In Dewey.
Senator Money (dem.. Miss.) said:
"1 really know nothing of the situation,
but I have this confidence in Derwey, that
if the Germans are simply acting for hu
manity Admiral Dewey will cordially co
operate with them, but if they officially
Interfere he will knock them clean out of
the water."
Interference Means War.
Representative James Rankin Young of
Pennsylvania said: "If Germany Interferes
In an unfriendly manner in the Philip
pines It will mean war."
>ot to Be Tolerated.
Representative Acheson of Pennsylvania
"The Interference of Germany In the
Philippines should not be tolerated for a
mcment. Those islands are ours by vir
tue of conquest, and we must 'etain them
as a part of our territorial possession^.
Germany's rulers are intensely hostile to
us because we stand in the way of their
ccntemplated aggression in South Amer
ica. Germany began her colonial extension
policy too late, after England had grabbed
all the loose land worth having on the
g.obe. The last talk ' ever had with Mr.
Blaine he sptflce of the Intense ambition of
Germany for expansion, of how she was
hemmed in by other great powers and of
the incessant agitation of the socialists.
He said that he would not be surprised if
the present generation witnessed a cata
clysm in Europe whloh would wipe Ger
many off the map as effectively as Poland
had been.
"A few days ago a college professor, a
native of Germany, told me of a letter
received from a brother, who is in the
German army. In which he spoke of the
warm feeling among the masses for Amer
ica. He said if a German trmy were sent
to the I'nited States half the soldiers would
apply for naturalization i>apers as soon as
they landed. Germany's Interference In
the Philippines might precipitate the cata
clysm which Mr. Blaine prophesied."
Does Not Look for Trouble.
Representative Grosvenor of Ohio said:
"I cannot bring myself to believe that
Germany will Interfere In our affairs at
Manila. The Emperor of Germany has
sometimes shown a tendency to official ec
centricity. but he is a shrewd man and has
about him a body of wise statesmen, and
X do not look for trouble. The massing of
a fleet at Manila is suggestive, but is not
conclusive of offensive jwirpose. Germany
has great interests in the east, and, like
all intelligent nations which have a crowd
ed population and restricted markets for
their industrial products. Is looking abroad
for scope for expansion and new fields of
operation and new markets. But the
United States, in this case, is doing Just
what it has a right to do. and great as Is
the German empire, we cannot afford to
submit to any terms, conditions or inter
ferences which we would not submit to in
the case of the weakest country iti Europe.
"We cannot be compelled to now declare
our purpose nor to offer terms to induce
anybody to let us alone. Much as the
American people deprecate and abhor war,
we will not mwasure the strength of any
nation assailing us in order to decide
whether we will submit to unwarrantable
and offensive interference in the business
which Just now engages our attention at
the east.
"But all threats or all sorts of Irritating
discussion are out of place at this time.
The German people are great, wise and
sensible and my confidence is that no
trouble will ensue."
r?o Intention of Interfering.
Representative Hllborn of California said
he did not believe Germany had any Inten
tion of interfering with us in dealing with
the Philippine question.
.should Mot I'ermlt Interference.
Representative McCall of Massachusetts
aald that he did not believe that Germany
would interfere with us In the Philippines,
nor should we. he said, permit any power to
have any part in this war. If Germany ,
wants a piece of that pi;, he said, we |
should let her know very positively that
we did not intend to give It to her.
Ambition of the Kaiser.
Representative Bromwell of Ohio said
that he thought it was the design of the
German gov;rnment to be on hand ready to
take advantage of whatever opportunity
might offer In the Philippines.
If It were true that any Influences were
being exerted by the Germans there to ex
cite the natives against the United States
he had no doubt that German/ woulu avail
herself of any Invitation she might receive
to land forces under the pretext of pie
serving order. He said ih?t ever since
the present Emperor of Germanv had suc
ceeded to power he had felt that the young
emperor was more anxious to make a rec
ord (or himself and have a place in hlstoiy
than he was to care for the welfare of
Germany, and that he mlgh: go so far as
to plunge the na-.lja Into war to serve his
own ambition. This sentiment he did r.ot
believe was shared by the German people
and be did not think the German people
harbored any unfriendly feeling toward tha
United States or would approve of any
unfriendly policy.
Special oncers to Sneeeed Police at
Railroad Croaalnga.
While they failed to secure In the District
approprlstlon bill any increase of the mem
bers of the police force, the District Com
missioners have discovered that, under
the provisions of section 3, of the act to
define the rights of purchasers of the Belt
^railway, approved last Friday, they will
be enabled to virtually Increase the force
to the extent of thirteen men.
At present there are thirteen members of
the police force totalled for duty at street
railway crossing*.
Just how these special policemen will be
appointed to replace the regular officers,
abetter up >n the nomination of the rail
road companies Involved or solely by the
Commissioners, the latter have not yet de
Nor has the question of compensation for
the men yet been determined, although it
is said that probably they will receive not
less than *73 a month, the salary of regu
lar members of the police force of class
Se. Arother matter to be determined by
? Commissioners Is the stationing of spe
cial policemen at other street railway
croeslngs. It Is expected that theae ques
tions will be considered by tha Commis
sioners at the earliest practicable day and
disposed of.
Gen. Shafter in Communication With
the Department.
? ?
Little News Received from Army
The War Department received the wel
come Information today that a military
telegraph station had been established at
Sevllla, in the center of the present mili
tary operations, and that this lln? ran to
a point near Aguadores, where It connected
with the French cable line, thus bringing
Gen. Shafter Into direct communication
with the War Department. Gen. Greely
received a dispatch to this efTect at 10:30
o'clock from Lieut. Col. Allen, who has
charge of telegraphic and cable operations.
The information was conveyed to the Sec
retary of War and Gen. Miles and gave
much satisfaction, as It accomplishes an
end long sought and difficult to accomplish.
The work has been done under Col. Allen,
assisted by MaJ. Green of Gen. Shafter's
staff. The shore point at which the mili
tary line connects with the French cable
company's will be advanced to Aguadores
as soon as that town Is taken. It Is now
held by the Spanish forces, but the pur
pose is to have the warships shell it, after
which It will be occupied as a shore base.
Beyond this dispatch the War Depart-;
ment has received little from Gen. Shat
ter's headquarters in addition to the Im
portant reports received from his yester
day. In fact, nothing but the actual as
sault remains after the significant state
ment made by Gen. Shafter to Gen. Miles
that he expected to take Santiago as soon
as he was ready to move, without waiting
for reinforcements. The substance of this
dispatch was given out yesterday, but the
actual text can now be given. It was In
reply to Gen. Miles' dispatch of the 25th,
"Congratulations on success attained thus
far. Regret most deeply to hear of loss of
your heroic men. Cable what you dislrc
for your command."
<?*?11. Shafter** Dispatch.
Gen. Shafter's reply was primarily to ac
knowledge the congratulations, but he took
occasion In doing this, briefly, but to the
point, to state his plans, In the following
"Expect to take the place as soon as I get
ready to movs. Reinforcements will not
reach me."
The dispatch in full is as follows:
"PLATA DEL HSTE, June 28, 4:31 p.m.
MaJ. Gen. Miles, commanding army, Wash
"BAIQUIRI, Cuba, June 2?.?Thanks for
congratulations. Affair was unimportant
(skirmish In which rough riders participat
ed). Nine sixty-four only engaged on our
side, but it was very decisive In our favor,
enemy retreating precipitately. Lack of
cavalry only prevented their capture.
"Reports from Spanish sources from San
tiago say we were beaten, but persisted in
fighting, and they were obliged to fall hack.
Deeply regret loss of so many brave men.
"Expect to take the place as soon as I
get ready to move. Reinforcements will
not reach ms. Horses stood voyage well.
Would like horses and (probably for) 3d
battalion of 1st Cavalry and Wood's Vol
"Health and spirits of command excel
lent. Began debarkation of command Wed
nesday. Last of troops and artillery land
ed today, besides transferring from Ascer
deros, 50 mil;s off, 3,000 troops of Garcia.
All landed. Have something over 4,000
"Hope to send you favorable reports soon.
(Signed) "SHAFTER,
"MaJ. Gen., U. S. V., Commanding."
Gen. Shafter's reference to the condition
of men and horses was brought out by an
Inquiry from Gen. Miles, saying:
"Telegraph condition of command, num
ber of me?i sick, condition of men and
horses and what you most need."
Besides the foregoing dispatches to Gen.
Miles, other official dispatches from head
quarters came to the War Department. It
was In the above, however, that Gen.
Shafter stated his expectation to take the
city before reinforcements reached him.
The other official dispatches gave the ad
vance of Spanish troops from Manzanillo,
8,000 strong, and also expressed Gen.
Shafter's belief that he could take the city
in forty-eight hours, but with considerable
loss. The tixt of these dlspatchcs was
withheld antll today.
Mall for the Fleet and Army.
Tons of mail matter for the soldiers
and sailors operating In Santiago province
and with Sampson's fleet are stored at
Tampa awaiting transportation to their
destinations. Arrangements have been
made through tho efforts of Assistant Sec
retary Melkiejohn by which the trans
ports leaving Tampa are to ship this mall
matter as fast as practicable. On reach
Irg the headquarters of the army In San
tiago province the mail will be distributed
in accordance to arrangements which may
be made under the direction of the com
manding general. Four clerks have been
detailed from the Post Office Department
In connection with this service, and, judg
ing from the amount of letters and papers
now at Tampa, their work promises to be
rather a formidable one. For sending the
mall from Santiago to the United States
the military commanders will avail them
selves of the use of the transports or
other vessels which may be leaving that
section of Cuba for the United States.
Delsrlsg Reinforcements.
Contrary to the expectation of the War
Department officials there seems to have
been some delay In Tampa in dispatching
the transports from that place with rein
forcements for General Shafter. The offi
cials yesterday felt sure that at least some
of the vessels would drop down to Key
West yesterday, but the reports received
today do not bear out this hope. The ad
vices which have come to the department
are not absolutely clear as to just when
the entire fleet will depart, although some
of the transports will according to these
dlspatchis surely get off today. The Hud- -
sen, one of the transports, with a large
r.umber of recruits, numbering In all about
960 Infantrymen and flve officers, pulled out
of Port Tampa Into the bay last night. The
1st Illinois Regiment of Infantry Is load
ing Its stores on the Gate City and the
City of Macon, and the regiment was ex
pected to go aboard this morning, at which
time the Hudscn, Gate City and City of
Macon would leave for Key West. There
was not room aboard of the ships for cav
alry recruits for some of the regiments in
Three of the transports at Tampa are to
take artillery, of which there are six light
and eight heavy batteries at Tampa. Boma
difficulty has been experienced by the offi
cials of the department in dealing with the
English crews of the Unionist and the
Specialist, and the temper displayed by
them has resulted in delaying the loading
of the guns on board of these vessels.
However, this work Is now nearly done,
and the horses are to be put on the vessels
today. A number of artillerymen are to
go to Santiago on the Comanche, although
the dlspatchsa do not indicate Just how
many will be sent. The last three named
vis* ills are expected to leave Tampa to
Gen. Wheeler's Official Report to
Mqar General Shatter.
For an Hour the Fight at Day
light Was Very Warm.
(Copyright, 1S98, by the Associated Prau.)
Camp Juragua, Wednesday, June 29, via
Kingston, Jamaica, June 30, 8 a.m.?Gen
eral Wheeler's official report to Major Gen
eral Shatter of what Is known as the battle
of Siboney Is as follows:
"In Camp, Juragua, June 29.
"To the Adjutant General of the 5th Army
Corps :
"Sir: I have the honor to report that. In
obedience to the Instructions of the major
general commanding, given me In person
on June 28, I proceeded to Siboney (Jura
guasito). The enemy had evacuated the
place at daylight that morning, taking a
course toward Sevilla. A body of about
1,000 Cubans had followed and engaged the
enemy's rear guard. About nine of them
were wounded.
"I rode out to the front and found the
enemy had halted and established them
selves at a point about three miles from
Siboney. At night the Cubans returned to
the vicinity of the town. At 8 o'clock that
evening, the 23d, General Young reached
Siboney with eight troops of Colonel
Wood's regiment. A, B, D, E, F, G, K and
L, BOO strong; Troops A. B, C and K, 1st
Cavalry, in all 244 men, and Troops A, B.
E and I of the 10th Cavalry, In all 220
men, making the total force SKM men, which
Included nearly all of my command which
had marched from Balqulrl.
Gen. Wheeler's Plan.
"With the assistance of General Castillo,
a rough map of tht country was prepared
and the position of the enemy was fully
explained, and I determined to make an
attack at daylight on the 24th. Colonel
Wood's regiment was sent by General
Young, accompanied by two of his staff of
ficers. Lieutenant Tyrree. R. Rivers and
W. R. Smedburg, Jr., to approach the
enemy on the left hand, or more westerly
road, whilo General Young, myself and
about fifty troops of the 1st and 10th Cav
alry, with three Hotchkiss mountain guns,
approached the enemy on the regular Se
villa road.
"General Young and myself examined the
position of the enemy, the lines were de
ployed, and I directed him to open fire with
the Hotchkiss guns. The enemy replied
and the firing immediately became general.
Colonel Wood had deployed his right, near
ly reaching the left of the regulars.
"For an hour the fight was very warm,
the enemy being very lavish In expenditure
of ammunition, most of their firing being
by volleys.
"Finally, the enemy gave way and re
treated rapidly. We followed them over
the line, keeping close upon them; but, our
men being physically exhausted by both
their exertions and the great heat, were
incapable of maintaining tha pursuit.
The Officers Praised.
"I cannot speak too highly of the gallant
and excellent conduct of the officers and
men throughout my command. General
Young deserves special commendation for
his cool, delibeiate and ukillful manage- j
"I also specially noticed his acting ad
jutant general. Lieutenant A. L. Mills, who,
under General Young's direction, was at
various parts of tho line, acting with en
ergy and cool courage.
"The imperative i.ecesslty of disembark
ing with promptitude had Impelled me to
leave most of my staff to hasten this im
portant matter, and unfortunately I only
had with me Major W. D. Beach and Mr,
Mostre, an acting volunteer aid, b<Sth of
whom, during the engagement, creditably
and bravely performed their duties.
"I am especially indebted to Major Beach
for his cool and grod judgment.
Magnificent Bravery.
"Col. Wood's regiment was on the ex
trema left of the line and too far distant
for me to be a personal witness of the In
dividual conduct of th9 officers and men,
but th; magnificent bravery shown by the
regiment under the lead of Col. Wood tes
tifies to his courage and skill and the en
ergy and determination of hie officer*,
which has been marked from the moment
he reported to me at Tampa, and I have
abundant evidence of his brave and good
conduct on the field, and I recommend
him for the consideration of the govern
ment. I must rely upon his report to do
Justice to his officers and men. I desire
personally to add all that I have said re
garding Col. Woed applies equally to Col.
Roosevelt. .
"I was immediately with the troops of
the 1st and 10th Regiment Cavalry, dis- j
mounted, and I personally noticed their
brave and good conduct, which will be J
specially mentioned by General Young.
"I personally noticed the good conduct ;
of Captains W. H. Book, Robert P. Wain- |
wright and Jacob G. Galbralth, Major J as.
M. Bell, Captain Thomas T. Know and
Lieutenant George E. Brown. The last
three were wounded. Major Bell, as he f
lay on the ground with a broken leg, said:
'X only regret I can't go on with you far
His Recommendation#.
"Captain Know, though severely wound- I
ed, continued as long as possible to exer
cise his command, and Insisted to me that
he was not much hurt, and Lieutenant
Brown also made light of his wound to
me and continued upon the line until he
fainted. I recommend these officers for
the favorable consideration of the gov-1
"I cannot state positively as to the site
of the Spanish force which we engaged or
tihe extent of their casualties further than
that the force was much greater than ours
and that Information I have would indi
cate that their killed and wounded very
far exceeded the loss which our troops
sustained, but our estimate on these points
can only be verified when we have access
to the reports of the Spanish commanders.
Hie engagement inspired our troops and
must have had a bad effect upon the spirits
of the Spanish soldiers. It also gave our
army the beautiful and well-watered coun
try in which we have established our en
campments. It has also given us a full
view of Santiago and tha surrounding j
country, and has enabled us to reconnolter
close to the fortifications of that place.
"Very respectfully,
"Major General United States Volunteers,
"The casualties in the engagement were:
"First United States Volunteer Cavalry? |
Strength, 500; killed, 8; wounded, 34.
"First United States Regular Cavalry?
Strength, 244; killed, 7; wounded, 8.
"Tenth United States Regular Cavalry
Strength, 220; killed, 1; wounded, 10.
"Total strength, 964; killed, IS, wound
ed. 62.
"Respectfully submitted.
"Major General United State* Volunteer*.
Commanding "
Report TkaftJt Wu Heard All Iter
Off N* St. Nicholas,
NSW YORK, June 30.?A dispatch from
Cape Haytten. Haiti, today to tha Journal :
A furious cannonading waa heard this
moraine In the Windward Passage, off
Mole St. Nlcholaa.
It la Btlll continuing;
Prevalence of Fever Among Troops
at Oamp Alger.
The Drinking Water Submitted for
Chemical Analysis.
Spccial Correspondence of The Brenlnc 8tar.
CAMP ALGER, Va., June 30, 1808.
Captain Appelwalte of Company O, 159th
Indiana, has been 111 for some time with a
fever. He was taken to Fort Myer Hospi
tal yesterday. The symptoms are very
like those of typhoid. Four men of the Tth
New York Cavalry, First Sergeant George
Weyworth, Corporal Ed. D. Brown, Pri
vates H. B. Holmes and F. B. Olgilvie of
Troop C, have all been sent to Fort Myer
as typhoid suspects. Private John M.
Bruce of Troop A has also been removed
to the hospital Indicated. More cases have
been reported from nearly every regiment
in camp and there is much discussion as to
the cause.
First Lieut. Leal!, assistant surgeon of
the squadron, consented this morning to
make a statement concerning the situation
for publication In The Star. "The trouble
Is," he said, '^hat the water supply here is
a constant menace to one's health. Thero
seem to be malaria and typhoid fever in
the very atmosphere. The men in the cav
alry have all been compelled to boil the
drinking wnter, but many of them, espe
! daily those detailed on sentry duty, huve
from time to time been drinking water else
where. 1 wish something might be done to
ihake this boiling of water general in the
service. In Cuba and the islands of the
West Indies no one drinks even milk with
out having it boiled."
Dr. Leall escorted the lone correspond
ent about the the camp of tha cavalrymen
and discussed the precautions taken by the
government 10 prevent typhoid. It is an open
secret among the officers here that the ;
medical department fears nothing so much
as an epidemic of typhoid fever, and the
surgeons have been instructed to do every
thing possible to avoid such a calamity.
Drln|i,lna; _ Water Analysed.
The surgesai of the 22d Kansas recently
sent to the War Department a sample of
the water (j^ed tjy his men for analysis.
A thorough;.<exajninatiori was made and
the following, teWgram sent to Col. Girard:
"Water sent by Surgeon J. P. Stewart,
22d Kansas' Volunteers, from well near
that camp, \+as analyzed yesterday by Dr.
Mew and found ? fo give most unsatisfac
tory results. It 'Is highly charged with
organic matter irt a state of change. Please
Inform Dr. Stewttt-t of these results."
Tha corps surgeon was somehow sus
picious of the analysis, and he himself
gathered sortie fresh water In clean bot
tles ar.d sent It to Gen. Sternberg. That
this course -was justifiable is shown by
the following telegram received this morn
"Water far 221 Kansas is organically
pure. i STKKN1SEUG."
So much has been said, however, of the
possible impurities of the water used and
the possibility of a typhoid plague that Col.
Girard has uppointed a commission to look
into the water supply of the cavalry squad
where most of the fever patients have been
found. The members of this commission
are Surgeon Majors Cook, Almy and Phil
lips. A letter on the subject is being pre
pared by Colonel Girard, and the report of
this commission Will be embodied In this
Attempt* Suicide.
Private Sayles, Company E. 3d Missouri,
attempted suicide yesterday afternoon at
the 2d Division Hospital. While the at
tendant was busy at another part of the
ward, Sayle secured a penknife and severed
the veins of his left arm. Before his con
dition was discovered he had lost a quan
tity of blood and was In a very critical
condition. Major Stunkard dressed the
wound, and this morning reports the pa
tient out of danger. The attempt was
made l>y Saylas when slightly demented.
His mental condition is such that he will
be sent to Fart Myer this morning.
Private Frank Pauley, Company H, lOiHh
Indiana, while intoxicated yesterday after
noon attempted to run "amuck" through
the company streets of his regiment. He
was driven into one of the cellars, and until
midnight held his position there. Tha
guard drove him out, however, at the point
of the bayonet, and after putting lun. in
irons threw him into the guard bouse.
Court-martial will car.aider his case next
VI > ??<'? S. Gnat, 3d, One of Those Ap
pointed Vjr the President
The President today made the following
appointments of cadets-at-large at the
United States Military Academy:
Ulysses S. Grant, third, ot New York
Charles 8. Heyt of Washington. D. C.
Grayson M. P. Murphy of Philadelphia.
Charles F. Smith, son of Major Allen
Smith of the 1st Cavalry.
Louis Turtle.jalternate, Washington, D. C,
Congressional appointments of cadets at
the Military Academy have been announced
as follows:
Winn Blair, Clayton, Ala.: W. R Chap
man (alternate), Geneva, Ala.; B. K. Craig,
Selma, Ala.; C. C. Woodson, Pattoo, Ala.;
R. J. Powers, Patton, Ala.; W. V. Cowan,
Fort Jonas, Cel.; C. W. Taylor (alternate).
Eureka, Cal.; Van E. Brltton. Oakland,
Cal.; S. Bendel (alternate), Oakland, CaL;
R B. MeCroakey, HoUlster, CaL; II. L.
Walthall (Uttrfcate), Modesto, Cal.; C.
Lynn, Chlclgo,?111.; F. J. Rogers (alter
nate), ChiChgo.'^H.; P. A. Gray, Elbura,
III.; B. A. HW, Belvhlere, I1L; H. Edwards
(alternate);'!Diiron, 111.; A. E. Abrends,
Sunman, IHd.T.' Clerkln (alternate), But
lervllle, tn?\ "w, M. Hock man. Frankfort.
Ind.; C. H. IJnotT, North Manchester, Ind.;
E. L. Mcffyeety (alternate), Loganaport,
Ind.; B. Gjarbec. Marble Rock, Iowa; G.
Bruce (aitqrnau),. Rockvtlle. Iowa; G. A.
Lynch, Blalrsidwn. Iowa; W. W. Smyth
(alternate),^Maripn, Iowa; R. E. Quarles,
Paduoah, Ky?; J>> L Price (alternate), Fair
Dealing, Hy.; C. B. Hodges, Koran. Ky.;
G. F. J one* (alternate), Shreeveport, La.;
M. S. Smith. JriiDearing, Me.; P. H. Wo
cester (alternate), Portland, Me.; E. E.
Farnarwortti, -Sty Lynn, Maae.; A M.
Pope, Bostoft, Mass.; W. W. Rob
inson, Jr. '(alternate), Dorchester, Mass.
' jT ,
New York Prohibition Convention.
SYRACUSE, N. * X-, Jun? 30.-The New
York state prohibition convention complet
ed the work of framing a platform today.
A proposition recognising woman suffrage
was voted down. The Raines excise law
was condemned.
Spanish Stealers' Mission.
LONDON, June SO.?According to a spe
cial dispatch from Madrid, the Spanish
transatlantic stehtners Isla da Lusoa, Jg
raclo D. Loyola and San Augustln have
|eft Cadis for Porto Rico on aa Important
mission, carrying large quantities of atorea,
coal and ammunition.
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Chlide-Drexel
have aa their goaat, a* Woottea, Mrs. Fra
Important Conference in Regard to a
Otal Service Order.
The Government Printing Office to
Be Treated Separately.
From a conference at the White House
today. It Is understood that the President
will issue an important civil service order
within a week or ten days.lt is not likely
that the order will be delayed longer than
ten days.
Messrs. Harlow and Brewer of the civil
service commission went to the While
House today and remained in conference
with President McKlnley fully two hours.
Secretary Bliss and Attorney General
Griggs were present a greater- part of the
The conference was preliminary to the
order which the President will soon Issue
exempting a number of positions In the
various departments from the operations
of the civil service law. This has been in
contemplation a long time and has been
delayed by the war. The civil service com
mission has been at work on the orders
which the President desires to promulgate,
and they went over the situation with him
Dlffereaee of Oplnloa.
There Is said to be considerable differ
ence of opinion between heads of depart
ments and the commission as to exempting
positions In the departments. The heads
of departments have recommended that
certain places be taken from under the
law. The commissioners, in a number of
Instances, do not think this ought to be
done. The President is engaged In hear
ing both sides. Some of the cabinet offi
cials contend that they are in position to
witness the operation of the law as to cer
tain places and that they are better judges
of what ought to be done than the civil
service commission.
So soon as the President understands both
sides he will make up his mind what he
intends to do, and the position will either
bo incorporated in the order or left out.
ft Is now Intended to cover all the depart
ments in one order, and not issue separate
orders, as was thought would be done a
short time ago.
Government Printing Office.
The government printing office will not
be touched In the forthcoming order. The
President will deal with it In an order to
be issued hereafter. In fact, the Presi
dent has not had time to give to the ques
tion of the printing office. The civil serv
ice commission has submitted to the Presi
dent an apportionment for the printing
office. Up to this time the appointments
in the office have never been apportioned
by states, as has bten the case with many
of the departments. The commission now
proposes to apportion all the places In *he
office except laborers, apprentices, 4c. The
President has the apportionment under
consideration. This order will not be of
use if the President exempts the office
from the operations of the civil service,
but will. It Is said, be beneficial If the
office remains under the law.
Great Namber of Callers.
The President had more callers today
than he could do business with. Nearly a
hundred senators and representatives de
sired to see and talk with the chief execu
tive about army and navy positions. Not
many of these places are left, but the de
sire for them grows greater as the short
age becomes mere apparent.
Senator Deboe was a visitor with Will
iam Brownlow, a Kentucky constituent,
who wants to become Inspector general In
the army.
Representative Jenkins visited the White
House with Mr. Glassie, a young lawyer of
this city, who wants an army lieutenancy.
Senator Baker of Kansas saw the Pres
ident to arrange for the nomination of
Marsh Mur.ljck as postmaster at Wichita,
Kan. Mr. Murdock is the editor of the
Wichita Eagle.
The many senators who made visits aro
still uncertain when Congress will adjourn.
The Indaiilrlal Commission.
President McKlnley will soon appoint
nine membors of the industrial commission
recently provided for by Congress. There
are to be nineteen members of the commis
sion. five senators and five representatives
appointed by their respective houses, and
ths nine appointees of the President. The
latter will receive salaries of 13.000 each,
while the congressmen will serve without
A lively contest for the places at the dis
posal of the President was started at the
White House last week and continues. The
commission will be In existence two years
and the commissioners will travel a good
deal at the expense of the government
The names of many men have been pre
sented to the President. Ex-Representa
tlve Farquhar of New York Is being urged
as one of the best qualified men in the
country, having studied the subject and
advocated such a commission while In Con
gress years ago.
Senator Shoup saw the President today
and urged the appointment of H. B. Mar
tin of this city. He says that Mr. Martin
has had much experience In labor and In
dustral matters.
Ths President will attempt to make the
commission non-partisan, thereby prevent
ing labor organisations or manufacturers
complaining that It does not represeift both
sides of the questions to be Investigated.
Government May Charter a Teasel to
Take News of Aaaexatloa.
Mr. Hatch, the Hawaiian minister, spent
some time In conference with Assistant
Secretary Moore today, presumably with
refertno to the method to be adopted of
putting into effect In Hawaii the provisions
of the pending annexation bill, which is ap
proaching final passage. Owing to the
heavy drafts made by the government upon
the steamship lines crossing the Padflo for
troop transports, the means of communica
tion between Ban Francisco and Honolulu
are now extremely irregular and precari
It la desirable that the earliest possibla
notice of the approval of the annexation
bill be conveyed to Hawaii, so that it is
probable that falling the presence In Saa
Francisco of one of the regular merchant
Bteamers about to clear for Honolulu, the
government will Itself charter some speedy
verse! to hasten to Honolulu with the offl
clal news.
One reason for making haste in this par
ticular is the fact that the Hawaiian con
gress must itself pass upon and ratify the
provisions of the annexation bill, and as
the present session of the Hawaiian legis
latnre will expire by limitation very soon
It wilt be necessary to submit to all ths
delays occasioned by ths requirements of
the organic law as to the calling of an ex
tra session of the legislature.
W. H. Cramp of Texas la
DALLAS, Tex., June I#.?Hon. W. H.
Camp, a member of ths city council,
lead at his hem* of general physical col
Lapse. Mr. Cramp wis formerly chairman
of ths state democratic executive commit
tse of Ksmss. and later was national i"
matte eannatttisssan for that atats.
Strength of Active Interests Reflected
Optimistic View of the War Situa
tion Shown by Stocks.
Special Dispatch to The Evening Star.
NEW YORK, June 30.?A reduction In the
Bank of England's minimum rate of dis
count, -while an agreeable surprise to bor
rowers, failed to arouse interest In Ameri
can railway shares this morning. This con
dition of apathy in the foreign markets
was disregarded locally, and the customary
manipulation of the industrials dominated
the speculative situation.
Short Interest In People's gas and Amer
ican sugar was forced into a covering
movement, which resulted In substantial
additions to the prices of those securities.
The legal device employed for depressing
purposes In the former property lacks the
novelty necessary to make tt permanently
operative against values. For a time the
Interest popularly supposed to exercise a
market guardianship over this property
made no effort to resist the downward ten
dency. but today's developments Indicate
a revival of aggressive action.
The short Interest in Sugar which follow
ed tha Increased prominence of the Hawa
iian dibate, while llqulda'ed guardedly on
previous days of the week, was openly cov
ered by room traders tooiy.
Brooklyn Rapid Transit, the accepted rep
resentative of tha coming advance, should
war news fulfill expectation*, recovered
the bulk of its loss. An advance of 7t* per
cent In Pullman reflects the anticipated dis
tribution of part of the company'? surplus.
The Impression prevails that the stock
holders will participate In a division of
about 110,000.000, probably in scrip. The
recent activity of the company of calling
in money loaned has been construed to be
an initial effort to make provision for this
new undertaking.
The finances of the company are more
than equal to the requirements of such a
transaction, and there is little prospcct for
disappointment in the matter.
The strength of the active Issues was re
flected sympathetically in all departments,
a revival of Interest In the granger shares.
Burlington In particular. Indicating new
buying by strong Interests.
The strength of the market. In view of
close holidays from tomorrow until Tues
day. Is especially gratifying, and indicates
a confidence quite beyond the ordinary.
The Cuban situation clearly foreshadows
ar Important engagement between now and
the beginning of the coming week, but the
lesult in stock exchange circles is not In
c'oubt, if today's prices are to be taken as
an indication.
The financial community Is unqueitlon
ally optimistic and the strength of the
bond and Investment markets Is mainly
responsible for this condition.
The public demand, has not extended to
the purely speculative issues, and profits
are taken by the professional element as
they accrue. For this reason the best
prices of the day, as a rule, precede de
livery hour.
The final hour today was given over to
realizing, and declines extending to Hfc per
cent from tho previous high level were re
corded In some Instances.
The following Are the opening, the high
est and the lowest and the closing prices of
the New York stock market today as re
ported by Corson & Macartney, members
New York stock exchar ge. Correspondent*.
Messrs. Van Emburgh & Atterbury, No. 2
Wall St.
Open. High. Low. Close.
American Spirit*. u-? uv 14 14
American Spirits, pfa... 37 s 87 \ *7* 87v
American Sugar. .... 133 184V ?<? 18<V
American Sugar, pfa...
American Tobacco lltv lfOV 118V 1!?
Atchison 'sv l?v is),- lajf
Atchison, pfd SSig ssv 88V 8SS,
Baltimore 4 Ohio IS IS 14?. 14V
Brooklyn K. Transit. . 04v 55V ssv
u anada southern 60 V 50V 5" V 50V
Cannda Tactile
Chesapeake A Ohio S?v S*v 12'? W\
L'? C. U. * St. Louis.... 41V 4* 4i V 41V
cnleago. B. * t> 1WV 105V 1WV 105
Cbica*o?i?uituwesiern. 1*5* l?v i?v US',
Chicago Gas ?7V ??V *?<? ?*V
t; M. A St. Paul Oss wv *>?, *>'.
Chic St. P., M. AO
Chicago, K.L. * facile.. ?6V *14 ?#v 97
chlg. * O Western. 14V !*V >?V >?V
Consolidated lias 1M 1M ltt> 1#?
Del. Lack a w
Delaware * Hudson
Den. a Kiu tiranue, pld 6?v 50V GOV 5*>V
General Slectrie 8?v S?V 89
Illinois Central 106V iwv iuSV '05V
2Lake snore
Louisville a Naahvuie.. 5* 6<v 51V Si V
Metropolitan Traction.. i6S\ l&vv 157V 157V
Sianbattaa Bierated 104 ,o?v 103V 1MV
3 Michigan Central
Missouri Paeillc 85V 35V 85 8S
National Lead Co 84V 8<v 84V 9*V
New Jersey Cenrrai.... MH **V M ?4
4New York Central.. .. 15V "?1?V 1>*V <I*H
Northern laclkc WV ?V WV
Northern Pactfle, pfd... 6?s WV 68 *
Ont. * Western 14V is v 14V 15v
Paella Man WV ?V W W
Phlia. A heading 18V 1?V '8V 1RV
Southern Ky_ pfa WV WV WV WV
Texas Paelkc US 1*V >*V 1?V
Tena. Coai a iron tt\ WV WV
l uiou Paowc WV WV wv WV
Cmon Pacific, pta 59 V ssv 5??,
Western Luon lei WV WV " ~
lEx-dlT. 1.
tKx-div. &V.
8Ex-?11t. A
dtx-dlT. L
Grain, Provisions and Cotton Market!.
Furnished by W. B. Hlbbs & Co., bankers
and brokers, 1427 F St., members New York
stock exchange, correspondents Messrs.
l^adenburg, Thalmann A Co., New York.
Open. Ilicb. Low. Cl< m
Wheat-July W% 74* ?
Sept. UK'1
Corn?July 31% 82',
Sept 32% - 33V
Oats-Ju.y 21* SJV
Sept 20 2o*
Op n. High. Low. Close.
Pork-July V 45 9.55 It 45 V 45
Sept H.U3 9.75 8.62 l?
Lard?July 5.85 3.87 3.33 5 32
Sept 54i 5.50 5.45 5.45
Ribs-July 5.83 5.33 5.33 5 32
Sept. 6.43 5.45 6.40 5.41
Month. Open. High. Low. CVtss.
July 6.13 6.13 6.18 6.13
August 6.16 6.17 6.16 6.10
September 6.0 J 6.00 6.00 6.00
October 6.04 6.06 6.00 6.00
Wsshlagtea Stock Exekaage.
Sales?regular esH?13 o'clock is?Capital Trac
tion, 35 at 73V; 25 at 73. Metropolitan Railroad.
10 at 122. Lsastun Monotype, 8 st 14V- Ameri
can Graphophooe, 35 at 18V. American Orapbo
pbons preferred, 33 at 13%; 6 at 13%. Pnevmatlc
Uun Carriage, 100 at 30 cents: 100 at SO cents;
100 at SO cents. After call?Columbia Title Insur
uce. 100 at ?%. American Grepbophone. 100 at
District-of Columbia Bonis.?3.66s. funding.
rcncy i ia >*fj|
Mtscellsaeons Bonds.?Metropolitan Railroad 5s.
116 bid. Metrop.lltaa Hsllioad coot. 6s. 190 M.
Metropolitan Rallnad eirtlflcaiee cf indebtedness.
B. 108 asked. Columbia Hall oed 6s. 118 bid. 132
isked. Belt Railroad 5s, 85 bid. Hcktsgtou Rail
road 6s, 85 bid. 100 asked. Washington Uss Com
pany 6s, series A. 114 14d. Wsshiagton Oas Com
pany 6s. series B. 114 bid. C. 8. Klectrlc Light
debenture imp.. 100 bid, 106 ssked. Ckese|>eske
ind Potomac Telephone 5a, 103 bid. American Be
purity and Treat 5s. F. and A., 100 bid. American
Security and Trust 5s. A. end O.. 1U0 bid. Wash
ington Msrket Company 1st 6s, 110 bid. Wssb
Ington Msrket Company Imp. 6s, 110 Md. Wash
ington Market Company ext. 6s. 110
9sll Assoclstlon 5s, 106 bid.
Nsttonal Bank Stacks.?Bsnk of Washington.
[385 bid. Metropolltsn, x30S bid. Central, xl42
lid. 153 ssked. Ksnners and Mechanics'. xl8u bid.
Second, xl43 bid. Cltlaecs'. 140 bM. Oslnmbia.
tl35 bid. Capital. xll5 bid. West End. *100
isked. Traders', iM bid, 104 ssked. Lincoln, xlli
lid, 118 aakad.
~ " Deposit and Traat Companies.?National
Safe Depoalt and Trnst, 113% bid. 115W ssked
RTssblngton Loan and Trust. 137V bid, IS asked.
Imerleaa Security end Trust. 14B bid.
Insurance Stocks.?MiemfS's. x30 MA Pranklln
17V> bid. Metropolitan, x70 Md. Corcoran. xSO bid.
Petomac. sS5 bid. Artlagton. 115 MA German
L inert can. 185 bid. N'atlonal-Calon. x8V Md. Ce
umbia. 10 bid. Rlggs, x5 bid, 6 asked. Lineeta.
bid. C ammereial. 14 bid.
Title Insurance Stocks.?Resl Hot ate Title. x70
lid. Columbia Title, 14* bid. 5% asked. Waah
ngton Title, 3 bid. District Tltl*. 3 Mi. t eekeA
Railroad Stocks ?Ca|ltal Traetlsn. xT2% kid. 73
taked. Metropolltsn, UO Md, 133 aakedf Colma
16 asked. Oeutgetows Gas. x?0 ML C. 6.
Light , xM Md. lOOVi asked.
SI MA 411
*1M'4 144. I*J\ asked I*n?t n Monotype, ]?i^
"id. 14^? a?ke<1 Amertrau Ura|4>u|>hiip II MJ,
13S artful America a Graph.pboee pier-m-ai. IS1*
bid. 14 aaked Pneumatic (iun Cartiat< ,*u l.M
??'. aakad. Waablnjpon Market. lo 1.14. Ureat
rail.- In. 110 bid. 12T. aaked.
xEx lit,
OarrraMral Baaii.
Quotations reported by Corson
ney, bankers.
* Marart
S per centa. reentered
4 per eeota. coupon irf 1807
4 par eeeta. rsgiaiered of IS07..tt.
4 per nan, enapoe or IKS . ..
4 per *ota. regiatered of 1X88
5 per *ata. coupon of 1904
5 per rents, regfatered of 1 S<>4
Currency ? per cents of
11. a
3 Ul-C
Belief That Then Will Be Ho Serious In
terruption to Bntinea Tomorrow.
Commlailuarr Scott's ClrraUr Affect
la( Maaafarlarrra of I'riH
prlrtar) Mr4lrlara,
Commissioner Scott of the Internal reve
nue bureau said this afternoon thut while
there may W some confusion tomorrow-,
when the Internal revenue stamp act goes
Into effect, he docs not believe there wlH be
any serious Interruption to business If the
people of the country understand the re
cent circulars sent out to collectors and In
all directions.
The office of the commissioner has been
besieged today with people who want
stamps and are afraid that their busln.-as
may be Interfered with. Many of these
people have Irritated the commissioner
"Some of them." said Mr. Scott, "want to
secure stamps to last them thirty days or
more. Instead of being contented with a
supply for Ave or six days. It seems to me
that this is not fair to this office. For six
teen daya every man In this bureau has
worked nearly twenty-four hours each day
to try to get out everything in the way of
stamps necessary. We have sent out 141 -
Owi.orKi stamps and feel that we have don's
our duty. I think that If the officials of the
government understand their duly there
will be no inconvenience tomorrow."
Proprietary Medicine laaalaelarera.
The manufacturers of proprietary medi
cines throughout the country fear the
greatest interruption to business One of
the largest of those concerns writes here
that it has made a requisition for C.OOft,<*Nt
stamps, and has been unable to se.-ure anv.
It will have need of more than iin,n:n
dally. The company is only one among
many. Complaint is made that in a.iiiltion
to the manufacturers many thousand >?
tall druggists and dealers In proprit i iry
medicines will lie unable to get th. ?t.imi>s,
and in coni'quence will be unable t.? -.-a
the medicines tl ey have In st "and
neiessarily .1 great Injustice will % Oo:is
These complalrts v.ere called to the at
tention of Commissioner Srott this after
noon. "It looks to me as If nol>o.iy re ? is
the papers." said the commissioner' "Just
a few days ago we sent out a circular ?*?
plaining whit should be done when stamps
are not procurable. I would l?; gla.l if vo i
would print the circular in full."
The ('oainUaloaer'i (Irealar.
As there may be some confusion in Wash
ington over the matter of stamps tomor
row the circular is given, and explains that
when stamps cannot he obtained they am
to be left off without violation of the law.
The circular is as follows:
"Taxpayers are Importuning this o31<e to
krow what they shall do on the morning
of the 1st of July if they have not !?v'n
able to procure the adhesive stamps ncces
Bary for the transaction of business.
"In reply ittor tlon Is called to the lasi
three lines on l ege 8 and the first tin. h
lines on page u of the war revenue law of
18J?8. which reads as follows: "And provid
ed. further. Tnst In all cases where 'he
Pi-rty has not affixed the stamp required I y
lew uj>on any such Instrument Issued, reg
istered. sold or transferred at a time wh n
and at a place where no collection district
was established it shall lie lawful for him
or them, or any party having an interest
therein, to affix the proper stamp thereto 1
"The language "where no collection -ji.
trict was established.' Is construed and li id
to l>e the same as If it read, 'where ro
stamp deputyshlp or agency whs estab
lished.' and whore for that reason it was
In.possible to procure the stamps, and
where the failure to affix them was not lu?
t-j any wilful design to defraud the i*ni'e|
States, or to evade or delay the payment
thereof, the taxpayer may in such cases be
relieved by the collector from pavm.-nt of
the penalty.
"It is held that the law does not requlro
impossible things to be d^ne. and w hen for
the reason al>ove given it wa? not possible
to procure the stamps. It is not inslst-d
that business shall stop and vendors shall
by reason thereof withhold g.KMls from ihe
market, but that legitimate businoss may
be transacted and the stamps required on
goods disposed of under such circum
stances may be affixed by the owners there
of. or parties interested therein, and In
cases of consumption the retatl vendor
shall make sworn return of the facts to
the collector of internal revenue, who shnll
assess the amount of tax due and collect
the same under the rules and regulations
provided under the law.
"Taxpayers are admonished that this
urgency regulation does not in any way
excuse them from the duties imposed upon
them by the statute with reference to pro
curing stamps for all instruments au<l
things required to be stamped under sclr-d*
ules A and B of the war revenue law of 1*?\
and neglect to perform any of the require
ments thereof, except for unavoidable rea
sons, as above stated, will render the tax
payer liable to t)ie penalties provided there
in, and they will be strictly enforced."
met at Baltimore:.
Marylssd Brpaliliraa Stat* Ostral
CoMailtter'a Keaalaa.
Special Dispatch te The Keening Star.
BALTIMORE. Md., June 80.?The meet
ing of the republican state central commit
tee today was fully attended, and nearly
every member of the body was present in
person or by proxy when Chairman Scott
called the meeting to order.
The gathering of the members attracted
a large crowd of republican politicians from
ell over the state, aa well as the city, and
the corridors of the Carrollton Hotel pre
sented the aspect familiar upon such occa
sions. ?
It was an exceedingly harmonious, en*
thuaiastlc throng, and manifested, con
spicuously, the belief of those present that
the republicans would again sweep the
lafansal t'aaferasrea.
The members from the first and sixth
districts held Informal conferences during
the forenoon, and speedily decided when
and where to hold the congrea*onal con
ventions for their districts.
The Wellington men were jubilant in the
morning hours, as It became more and
more evident that the Malster men's oppo
sition to the senator's return to the chair
manship was weakening.
An effort is now being made to effect a
meealng between Mayor Malster and the
senator to enable them to patch up their
inferences, and the prospect of their meet
ing Is good. Ex-Judge Ruasum ts engineer
ing the hoped-for reconciliation.
ttrest Applawao.
Chairman Scott, on ceiling the meeting
together, extolled the national administrate
tlon for Its conduct of the war, with es
pecial praise for President McKlnley.
These allusions were received with vocif
erous applause.
After a recess, during which the mem
bers from the ue\-eral congressional dis
tricts settled upon datee for conventions,
the following were officially decided upon
ss time and places for the nominating con
First, September IS. at Ocean City; eec
md. Baltimore, on September 1; third,
Baltimore. Ssplsmbst 16; fourth. Baltimore,
September 14; fifth. La Plata. August Si;
ilxth. FtodeiKh City. September L
R was decided te beM the Battlmsre city

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