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EARTH TO EARTH
Last Rites Performed Over Remains
of the Hero Dead,
SOLEMN CEREMONIES IT ARLINGTON
Burial of Those Who Died in Cuba
and Forto Rico.
WITH MILITARY HONORS
The nation's last tender offices in honor
of her soldier dead, brought from the dis
tant battlefields and camps for muster In
in the silent army sleeping on the sunny
slopes of Arlington, were performed this
afternoon. All that the great heart of the
American people prompted, and all that the
willing hands of the chief executive of the
nation and the highest officials of the state
could perform was done as tender tribute
of respect. Nothing was lacking which
could commemorate or ennoble the deeds
of the hundreds pillowed forever In their
caskets awaiting interment in the national
cemetery. The church, the state and the
people, represented by those highest in
authority, gathered at the graveside and
bared their heads to the solemn words and
Shortly after 2 o'clock, the announced
time, the burial service was begun. With
bared heads and sorrow?ful faces President
McKinley and the members of the cabinet,
the general staff officers of the army and
other distinguished participants stood at
the west of the long lines of graves dug
for these soldiers in the new addition to the
cemetery. They heard the measured and
impressive tones of Post Chaplain C. W.
Freeland of Fort Monroe as in the uniform
of his office he spoke the words of the
military committal service, beginning with
"Man that is born of woman" and ending
with the promise of heaven contained in
the words "X am the resurrection and the
They saw the Rev. Father McGee of St.
Patrick's Church consecrate with reverent
hands and churchly power the earth Into
which the soldiers of the Catholic faith
w:is placed. Thon came the three volleys
fired above the graves by three companies
from ,h>- 4th and .">th Artillery, and last
of all the mournful "taps" marking the
last sleep of comrades in arms. Mean
while from Fort Myer the wind brought
every half hour the dull boom of a gun,
and the national ensigns on the flagstaff
there and at the Lee mansion were run
down to half mast.
The Military A*memlilafre.
In the space reserved for them around the
presidential platform and the heaps of eartli
marking the graves were assembled the
National Guard of the District, command
ed by Gen. George H. Harries and consist
ing of the 1st and Sid Regiments, the 1st
Separate Battalion, the Light Battery, the
Signal Company, the Naval Battalion and
the Ambulance Company: also the Naval
Chaplains' Association, the Civil War Chap
lains' Association, the regular troops and
marines from Fort Myer and the arsenal.
The 3d Cavalry, commanded by Capt. Mor
gan, performed patrol service about the ln
Filling the plain to the north, south and
west of the funeral site for a long distance
w-is the multitude of men, women and chil
dren. (mm the highest and lowest walks
of life, who had come to witness and take
silent and respectful part in the last rites
over their defenders.
Flag-draped and resting on beams across
each opening in the earth was each bo*
containing the hermetically sealed caskets
of the dead. There was no particular order
observed in the disposition of the remains,
though an exception was made in the cases
of the officers. The boxes containing the
bodies of Capt. Edgar Hubert, 8th United
States Infantry. Lieut. Wm. Wood. l'2th
Vnited States infantry; Lieut. L. I. Barnett,
Stth Vnited States Infantry; Lieut. R. S.
Tubman, 'ith United States Infantry, and
Lieut. Francis Creighton. United States
Volunteer Signal Corps, were detached from
the rest and were aligned at the head of
the lines of graves immediately under the
?yes of the presidential party. Several of
these were to be removed at once to ceme
teries at the late homes of the deceased
effieers. and others will be interred in th"
section of the cemetery set apart for offi
At 3 o'clock this afternoon the funeral
?>f Capt. Dodge of the 21th Infantry took
place at the cemetery, and the Rev. Dr.
Chester read the service.
An Ideal Day.
Although the wind was somewhat raw
as it lazily blew across the last camp of
the dead, the day could be truthfully call
ed an ideal one for the season. The sun's
warm rays beat down upon the plain
around the inclosure and frequently tem
pered the winds to a softness full of the
promise of ear'.y and balmy spring. The
thin haze that spread around the horizon
did not hide the pearly spire of the Wash
ington monument or the burnished gilt
uome of the Library of Congress, to be
seen to the northeast across the bluff that
runs north of the graves down toward the
The spot whera the dead were interred
today is in reality one of the best to be
imagined for the purpose, and it commands
In every direction a view of the picturesque
hills and dales that have made famous the
course of the Poumiac.
Very early this morning more than a
hundred laborers, under Superintendent A.
B. I>rum of Arlington cemetery, began the
work of preparing for burial the boxes in
the ten white tents abutting the main road
a round the west side of the cemetery. In
all there had t>een received from the two
funeral trains the bodies of %it> officers and
men. Of these fully 70 per cent are identi
fied. but the others are either wholly un
known or they ar.' known only as having
belo*iged to certain companies or regi
ments. Upon the top of each box was a
printed notice, stating that:
"For sanitary reasons the within casket.
whl"h is hermetically sealed, should not be
opened or removed from the wooden box."
Tweuty In Kach Tent.
About twenty of theae boxes were In each
tent, and as they were removed to the
cr< ss beams over each grave a bright
American Bag was draped across ths top of
the box. As fast as a tent was vacated it
was taken down and removed from the
field. By Hi o'clock every box was in the
place assigned to It, and the white tents
had disappeared. In the meantime the in
closed platform erected at the extreme west
of the graves, almost touching the road,
was tilled with chairs, a great black leather
one heing reserved for the President, itnd
the top, sides and part of the front were
ccvered by great flags, that looked as if
they had been in service on battlefields.
Ti is platform was not designed, however,
to accommodate the President and other
officials unless there was rain. Ropes were
drawn around this and carried up to the
graves, where a narrow space was left in
front, and then they were continued to in
clude the rctti graves.
Col. Guenther of the 4th Artillery, In
charg ? of the whole ceremony, representing
the War Department, was present con
stantly during the morning. Before 10
o'clock many people had come into the
cemetery from the country and city. Not a
few brought bundles or baskets of lunch,
and as the noon hour approached sat upon
^ <Oomn?~?d am Third Pacs.)
MR. A. M. CLAPP STRICKEN
All Hope of His Recovery Has Been
One of Washington's Bmt-Known
FiKnrra I'sksIiik Away ? His
I-ons nnd Active Career.
The venerable Almon M. Clapp, for many
years a prominent and highly esteemed
citizen of Washington, is lying at the point
of death at his residence. No. 1004 M street
northwest. There is no chancc for his re
covery. He was suddenly stricken last
Tuesday at midday with paralysis of the
entire left side, and since then has been
rapidly failing. His attending physician,
Dr. \V. Evans, has informed Mr. Ciapp's
devoted children that death will be in
evitable. Mr. Clapp is unconscious and has
been s-i for many hours.
He is a representative of one of the old
est of American families, his direct ances
tor in this country being Roger Clapp, who
came to America. In the Mary and John, the
second rhin that sailed from England for
this country, landing at Nantasket, June
17, 1KXI. Roger Clapp was one of the found
ers of Dorchester. Conn., and it was in the
same state, at Killingley, that Almon M.
Clapp was born. September 14, 1811. His
parents were poor, .and their boy secured &
rudimentary education at the public schools
there and in Livingston county, New York,
whore the family moved in 1H1H. When
young Clapp was fourteen years old he set
out to face the world alone, and entered a
small printing shop in Genesee. N. Y., as an
apprentice. In lb"-* ho went to Buffalo,
where he finished learning his trade with
Day, Follett & Haskins. He also attended
an excellent private classical school and
finished hlsVducation In 1831. A year later,
in April. 1K32, Mr. Clapp married Miss Han
nah Warren, daughter of Gen. Warren of
Erie county. New York. The next year he
entered the merrantile business in Aurora
with his brothec, but he yearned for the
more congenial atmosphere of the printing
office, and in 1H85 he established the Aurora
Standard. Thus was commenced the career
in journalism that was for so many years
notable ar.d influential. His pen quickly
drew notice to him. and in 1KK.S he became
editor of the Buffalo Commerc?Ul Advertiser
and part proprietor thereof.
He remained with this paper until 184<>,
when he established the Buffalo Exoress.
Here his sphere of infiu*i?e increased and
his vigorous treatment of vital subjects at
tracted wide attention. He became recog
nized as one of the representatives of the
young band of Americans who were be
ginning to think for themselves, and this
was further emphasized when in 1HSC he
was one of the leading members of the
Pittsburg convention at which the republi
can policy was organized.
He was appointed in 1*61 pf .-^master of
the city of Buffalo by President Lincoln,
and was reappointed jn 1WR, serving until
removed from office in June. lMisi, by Presi
dent Johnson. In March, lsisi, Mr. Clapp
was elected congressional printer by the
United States Senate, and threrupon sold the
Buffalo Express. He continued as public
printer until 1ST", in which yevr he pur
chased the National Republican, then pub
lished in this city, and continued as its
owner and editor until January 1, 1880,
when he disposed of the property. Since
then he has been living in retirement so
far as business lias been concerned, but
has never relinquished his interest in public
Mr. Ciapp's characteristics have always
been a rguged devotion to his principles
and purposes and a courageous champion
ship of his convictions. His kindly, genial
disposition has endeared him to friends
everywhere. Among his pleasantest mem
ories was the great reunion of the Clapp
family held in 1870 at Northampton. Mass.,
at which as the head of the family he pre
sided. Mr. Ciapp's family consists of three
children, Mr. Henry H. Clapp. Miss Amelia
M. Clapp and Mr. W. Ellis Clapp. He is a
member of the Masonic fraternity, affiliated
with Washington Centennial Lodge.
HELPED THE SOX WHO SHOT HIM.
Timothy llreanahnn'n l.nxt Word a
Were Advtee to Hi* Slayer.
KANSAS CITY. Mo., April 6.?While Tim
othy Bresnahan. lay dying at the German
Hospital from a pistol shot wound inflicted
by his sor. John, he called John to his bed
side and between groans and gasps advised
his son how he might escape trouble in
which his crime had involved him. Bres
nahan. who was a griding contractor, was
shot by his son during a family quarrel.
When told he could not live the elder Bres
nahan called his son, and grasping the lad's
hand, said feebly, "Get out of this trouble
as best you (an. John. I'll do all I can to
save you before 1 die. I hope you won't get
into much trouble because of it. It was
mostly my fault; you had to shoot me."
"I did rot mean to kill you, father,"
groaned the boy. and as he was placed
under arrest and led away he passed his
mother, who had recently been divorced
from the dying man, weeping in the hall
way. A few hours after the interview with
his son Bresnahan died.
GBX. WESTOX IS CHARGE.
In Command of the ComuilxNnrv De
partment of the Army.
General Weston has assumed command of
the commissary department as acting com
missary general. Owing to the fac^ that
Commissary General Kagan ja simp'y sus
pended there is no vacancy at the head of
the corps. General Weston is now brigadier
general of volunteers.
*r. Sherman Able to Be About. ?
Ex-Sccretary Sherman has now so far
recovered from his recent attack of pneu
monia that he is able to be about hie
house. The condition of Mrs. Sherman has
also improved to the degree that she also
is able to walk.
Pensions were granted today to the fol
lowing residents of the District of Colum
bia: Lucretitt C. Waring. ISO; Joseph F.
Mo. I era. Increase Jl- to (30.
Alleged Significance of Altgeld's De
feat in Chicago.
MO-DEMOCRATIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Carter Harrison and His Friendship
A SUPPOR'VER OP BRYAN
The oddities of the local elections in sev
eral states, the mdx-up of the democrats
over their New York dinners and the gen
eral confusion of alignment create a dis
turbance in the minds of politicians. The
other day the friends of the President and
of Mr. Uanna won a "victory" in Cleveland
in the election of a democrat to l>e mayor,
and it is now being said that the demo
cratic national committee suffered a defeat
injhe election of Carter Harrison as" mayor
of Chicago, and that anti-Bryan people and
a faction of the republicans find in it a
The statement that Carter Harrison's
election was accomplished over the oppo
sition of the democratic national commit
tee is based on a statement that in the
midst of the personal contest between Har
rison and Altgeld, Senator Jones, chairman
of the democratic national committee, guve
his indorsement to Mr. Altgeld by appoint
ing him as a member of an "advisory com
mittee" to assist the national committee.
No Advisory Coiuiiiittpr.
This furnishes a curious example of how
an incorrect statement can run ahead of
any possible correction. The fact is that
Mr. Altgeld was never appointed a mem
ber of an "advisory committee" by Chair
man Jones and that no advisory committee
was ever appointed by Mr. Jones, nor was
the appointment of such a committee ever
held in contemplation.
When the story was first published Mr.
Jones denied it. but the denial got no cur
rency. Soon after that Mr. Jon^s was seiz
ed by a dangerous illness and has not been
able to attend to any sort of business, to
participate in politics in any way or * veil
to follow the progress of political affairs
until very recently.
Alttceld Aooiimck Harrison.
Mr. Altgeld is publicly Quoted as accus
ing Mr. Harrison of not being true to Bryan
or faithful to the Chicago platform, and
the campaign against Harrison by the ex
governor was based on this accusation, but
Harrison has denied the accusation and
publicly proclaimed his loyalty to Bryan
and the Chicago platform. Some demo
crats doubt Harrison's sincerity and sus
pect him of being too intimate with Mr.
Croker of New York. This suspicion is pre
sumably based on Altgeld's declarations, 1
and the fact that Croker and Harrison are
looked upon as friends, the New York boss
having visited Harrison after his former
election as mayor of Chicago. But when
Bryan declined Mr. Belmont's invitation to
the ?10 dinner and questioned Mr. Bel
mont's democracy Mr. Harrison was quoted
in on interview as declaring his approval
of Bryan's course, and as saying that he
was for Bryan and free silver, and that I
men like Mr. Belmont could not claim to be
democrats unless they declared their ac
ceptance of the platform of the party.
IN HANDS OF FILIPINOS.
Americans Who Went Among; Natives
Before War Began.
General Otis has sent a dispatch to the
adjutant general, replying to inquiries made
in regard to one Huber. Senator Perkins of
California had informed the department
that it was believed that Huber had been
killed by the insurgents. The reply of Gen
eral Otis today says:
"Huber, hospital corps, insurgent pris
oner; passed beyond lines without permis
sion seven days before hostilities com
menced, having camera and revolver; was
arrested near Malolos because armed and
taking photographs; was in civilian clothes;
claimed to be British seaman; was in fair
health February 10, when money furnished
him, with promise of more to follow. He
and three other prisoners arrested before
hostilities commenced were at Malolos ten
days before capture of city. Believed that
all are alive.
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FACTS AIIOI T "TRI'STS."
The Investigation About to Be Made
h> the Industrial Commission.
The industrial commission did not begin 1
the examination of witnesses today, giving
Its employes a half holiday In accordance
with the President's proclamation. Tomor
row morning at 10:30 o'clock Mr. F. B. j
Thurber of New York will appear and give
his views in regard to trusts. Mr. Thurber !
is regarded as one of the best informed I
men In the United States in regard to
trusts, and his testimony is looked forward
to with the greatest Interest by members
of the Commission.
The investigation of all laws and facts
concerning the trusts is regarded as one
of the most important features of the work
of the commission. In order to get com
prehensive information on this subject the
commission will shortly send out a llat of
questions to a large number of the largest
corporations in thin country, and it is ex
pected that by June replies to these in
quiries will have been received, so that the
commission can proceed to call witnesses
in the same line of investigation. Mr
Thurber, who will appear tomorrow, would
not have been called until June except lor
the fact that he will be in Europe during
MOVEMENTS OF WARSHIPS.
The Cruiser Montgomery Being Fit
ted Oat for a Lour Cruise.
It Is said at the Navy Department that
there is no reaaon Why any mystery should
attach tfi the movements of the cruiser
Montgomery, now fitting out for a long
cruise at the Norfolk navy yard. It is the I
intention to send her to the South Atlantic
station. One small gunboat, the Wilming
ton, now on her way up the Amazon, is
the sole representative of the United States
naval forces on that station, and it is
deemed prudent to supplement her with
the Montgomery, inasmuch as the flagship
of the station, the Chicago, will not arrive 1
there for at least four months.
The Nashville has arrived at Neuvitas.
The Resolute has arrived at Havana.
Improving the Mississippi.
Gen. Wilson, chief of engineers, tcday re
ceived a telegram from Maj. Quinn, Corps
of Engineers, in charge of government
works on the Mississippi In the vicinity cf
New Orleans, saying that the South Pass
channel has been greatly improved, and
that the Ships which had been detained rre
now going out to s?a. He adds, moreover,
that the Rol Jano (probably Rio Janeiro) is
still aground, but further down the chan
Government receipts from internal reve
nue today, Jl.007,310; customs. 1510,681;
miscellaneous *33,7X1; ?pendltuxe?, J2,
BY UNANIMOUS VOTE
How the New Samoan Commission
ESTABLISHING AGREEABLE RELATIONS
German Ambassador Calls at the
DR. SOLF'S DEPARTURE
Tile German ambassador, Dr. von Holle
ben, called at the Statu Department today
to felicitate Secretary Hay on the satisfac
tory adjustment of the Samoan afTair. Even
ns late as yesterday the last possibilities of
a hitch had not disappeared, hut late in
the day official dispatches were received
from Berlin stating that as a rOwilt of con
ferences between the German, British and
American representatives a settlement was
assured. The main feature Of this confer
ence was In a determination that the high
commission would act by unanimous vote
and not through a majority. This Is on the
[ theory that the delegates will bo of such
high character that unanimous agreement
will be certain, although there is, of course,
the possibility of a deadlock. The present
tendency is not to provide a tinal arbitrator,
but to assume that the commission will get
together without an umpire. This, for the
present, eliminates King Oscar of Sweden,
who has been mentioned for umpire, al
though it may still be thought expedient to
provide against the slightest chance of a
The German ambassador and members of
his staff also made a call this morning at
the British embassy, thus further evidenc
ing the agreeable relations which have sud
denly taken the place of the rather strained
conditions heretofore prevailing on Samoa.
The* Grriiiiiu Commissioner.
Thera appears to be some misapprehen
sion as to the probable German commis
sioner, owing to the large number of
Schmidts In the consular service, one re
port being that it is Herr Schmidt, consul
at Caracas; another, that it is the Herr
Schmidt who was formerly consul general
in Samoa. The one actually discussed in
high German quarters Is Dr. Schmidt-Dar
gltz, under secretary of colonial affairs in
the German foreign office. He Is regarded
as weil equipped for the service, but there
has been nothing official to show that he
would be chosen.
The State Department has not yet select
ed its representative on the commission,
and the President is giving the matter of a
selection his personal attention. Nearly
every American who lias liad anything to
do with Samoa In a representative capacity
in recent years has turned up as an appli
cant for this place. But the Btate Depart
ment does not feel disposed to chose from
among them, principally for the reason that
it is deemed proper to name some person
who has not been involves in Any manner
in the past difficulties on the islands. If
there Is any real intention of securing an
amicable agreement between the three pow
ers interested in Samoan affairs it is be
lieved that some such policy as this is es
sential. If It Is deemed essential that the
commissioners should be experienced in Sa
moan affairs, however, that fact will un
doubtedly color the selection of an Ameri
can representative by the President.
Dr. Solf Departs.
Herr Solf, who Is to succeed Dr. Raffel
as president of the municipal council of
Apia, has left Washington for his post. He
has gone to New York and thence to Buf
falo. He intends to atop In Chicago for a
day or two, and also at Colorado Springs,
Col., planning his movements, so as to be
able to take the steamer at San Francisco
sometime between the loth and the 15th of
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WAS ANOTHER MAX.
Dr. Major Han Not Withdrawn Objec
tions to Stringing of Wires.
Capt. Beach, the District Engineer Com
missioner. said today that he was mis
taken yesterday in stating that Dr. John
R. Major, residing at 800 I street, had
agreed to permit the District authorities to
run a cable over his residence, in order to
carry the telephone and telegraph wires
from a pole In the alley in the rear to one
on Ne\r York avenie. It was explained by
the District electrical department that it
is Mr. Detweller, a next-door neighbor of
Dr. Major, who has consented to the run
ning of cables over his house from the al
ley pole. As heretofore explained In The
Star, owing to a reduction in the width of
the sidewalk space on 5th street tetween
G street and Massachusetts avenue. It be
came desirable to remove the poles support
ing the fifty or sixty wires from 5th street
to the alleys between 5th and 8th'streets.
Dr. Major objected to currying tho wires
over his residence, and also refused to al
low the District authorities to string the
cables over it. He has not withdrawn his
VAIAABLE HllLUI.VU SITE.
Admiral SclfridRe Disposes of Ground
on Rhode Island Avenue.
Admiral Selfridge has sold to Mr. Pin
chover of New York the vacant around
on Rhode Island avenue between 16th
streeit or Scott Circle and 17th street. It
adjoins on the east the residence of Mrs.
Sheridan and has a frontage of seventy
flve feet on Rihode Island avenue and ex
tends back to N street* and fronts about
fifty feet op the cirele. The amount paid
was about $T?>,rHX>. As the lot contains
about 4.1JU square feet, the price was about
$10 per foot. It is understood to be the in
tention of the new Qwner to erect a resi
deroe on this ground.
MORE ARTILLERY FOR OTIS.
Five Batteries liow ?? Their Way to
OMAHA, Neb., April One company of
the 4th V. S. ArtlUeryv 83 wen. under Cap
tain S. W. Taylor, frow Font Adams, N. Y.,
and one of the 5th U, ?. Artli:ery, 124 men,
under Captain J. H. Riley, kom Fort Ham
ilton, N. Y., passed thaeughrOmaha at mid
night last night en route tor San Francisco,
where they will embadt for-the Philippines.
Tho troops were in excellent condition and
eager to reach the fraat.
ST. LOB IS, Mo., April 6.?Batteries L, N
and K of the Oth United States Artillery
passed through this city last night en route
from Fort Hamilton, N. Y-, to Manila. The
battalion Is under command of Major F.
TO BIRS TWO CHINESE VILLAGES.
Governor of Kiau-Chin Takes Arbi
trary Means of Vengeance.
PEKIN, April 6.?The governor of Kiau
Chou has given orders to burn two Chinese
villages In the neighborhood of I-Chou, a
short distance from Klf.u-Chou, where the
German patrol was recently fired upon.
The orders, however, are considered here
to be arbitrary and unnecessary, and are
considered unlikely to he approved by the
officials of the German legation, to whom
the Chinese foreign office yesterday sent a
AT THE WHITE HOUSE
Grand Army Men Hot Invited to Ax
PRESIDENT IfflTED TO NEW ORLEANS
Gen. Hastings May Decline His
THE SICK SECRETARIES
Several prominent District G. A. R. men
were at the White House today on personal
errands. One of them, In talking with a
representative of The Star, criticised the
failure of the War Department to officially
Invite the Di-strict G. A. R. to take part in
the ceremonies at Arlington this afternoon.
He considered that the organisation, which
he says would gladly have turned out in a
body, has been slighted, and on an occa
sion In which it felt deep interest. He said
that on Decoration day the G. A. R. ex
pects to decorate the graves of the soldier
dead of the Spanlsli war in Arlington, as
weil as those of the civil war.
Calvin Farnaworth, the commander of the
District G. A. R., was one of those at the
White House, and when spoken to about
the criticism which had been made declined
to talk, except to say that he had issued
no orders to the local organization about
turning out, in view of the fact that in the
War Department orders on the subject
there was nothing to indicate a desire that
it should do so.
Invited to >i'i? Orleans
A large delegation of New Orleans nief|
chants and manufacturers, accompanied
by Senator Caffery and Representatives
Myer and Davy, called on the President to
day to urge upon him the de3iie of the
people of New Orleans that he pay them a
visit. The New Or eans peop.e had hxed
upon May S as the time .'or a peace jubilee
and exposition, and had great Ix.pes of se
curing the President's attendance. He re
cently said that he could not go, and the
delegation called today to ^ay that they
would defer their festivities until this fall
if the President thought ho could then be
present. The President agreed to consider
the Invitation under these circumstances,
and will give the delegation a definite an
swer at an early date.
The subject of Nicaragua's arbitrary ac
tion in forcing American shippers in that
country to pay double duties was not
brought to the attention of the President,
the New Orleans delegation having en
tered a protest at the State Department
yesterday. The double taxation affects
New Orleans business men seriously.
Nearly all of them have business interests
The Sirk Secretaries
Secretary John Addison Porter was rest
ing easily at his home today, and his phy
sicians are hopeful that he will show an
Assistant Secretary Pruden, who has been
sick, Is improving and expects to be at his
desk sogn. He has been suffering from the
effects of grip and overwork.
Some of Todar'n fuller*.
Representative Mudd of Maryland was
at the White House today with Edmund B.
Iglehart of Maryland. Mr. Mudd is trying
to secure the appointment of Mr. Iglehart
as a paymaster in the navy.
Senators Hale, Fairbanks and Thurston
saw the President during the morning, but
there were no extended conferences.
Te-he-pe-rus, or Pawnee Tom, the Indian
scout, who served with Gen. Custer for
years, was again a visitor at the White
House. Pawnee Tom, who has valuable
recommendations from army officers, says
ho is stranded, and wanted the President
to get him a railroad ticket for the west.
He didn't see the President, and somebody
gave him a note to the pension office, where
Commissioner Evans will have the fun of
wrestling with him.
Urn. Hastings May Decline.
Gen. Hastings, who was recently appoint
ed as chief of the bureau of American re
publics, left the White House today for his
home after spending more than a week
with the President, with whom he has fre
quently been a guest. Two daughters of
Gen. Hastings have been with him at the
Gen. Hastings was asked about a story
that he intended to decline the appointment
tendered him by the President. He said
that the President would have to be asked
about the matter. . From other sources,
however, it is learned that Gen. Hastings
has the matter under consideration and "will
soon definitely decide what he will do. It
Is said that he may conclude to decline the
appointment. Gen. Hastings is one of the
President's closest friends. He commanded
the President's regiment in the civil war,
and during the inaugural parade here two
years ago suffered a serious accident by
being run over by a carriage. For many
years his home has been in Bermuda.
CXIMSY WORK OF B( HGLARS.
They Alarm the Town Trying to Blow
WAPAKONETA, Ohio. April 6.?Sheets
Bank at Botkins, live miles north of here,
was entered by burglars at an early hour,
and the safe blown open. The strong box
was uninjured, but the explosion blew out
the front of the building and aroused the
The safeblowers stole a team and buggy
and hurriedly drove away. Their identity
is not known.
WINDFALL FOR MRS. McKIXLEY.
President's AVi?c Inherit* Valuable
ItiKlitN in Mineral l.nniU.
CANTON, Ohio, April 6.?Mrs. McKinley,
wife of the President, her sisters and the
heirs of the late George D. Saxton, own
the oil and mineral rights In Utt) acres of
land In the vicinity of the Scio oil field.
They did not know it until informed by a
man who wanted a lease. In looking up an
abstract he found that the present owner
only has title to the surface.
James Saxton, father of Mrs. McKinley,
sold It over tihJrty years ago, and reserved
the minerrJ and under the surface rights.
A contract was made with the Saxton heirs
to sink a test well, and if oil is found to
operate under royalties to the heirs.
RIGHT TO BEAT ONE'S WIFE.
View Held by Judge Peabody o* St.
Louis on Marital Difference*.
ST. J.OUIS, Mo., April 6.?A decision was
rendered by Judge Peafcody In the city po
lice court yesterday that under certain con
ditions a husband has the right to beat his
wife. The case was one of Bernard Kretser,
charged with beating his wife because she
would not agree with him in the manage
ment of their children.
Judge Peabody said in passing judgment:
"In this case the wife was more guilty
than the husband for trying to contradict
and thwart her husband's will in the pres
ence of the children and setting them a bad
example which he had a right to rebuke.
There are times when a wife irritates her
husband to such an extent that he cannot
control himself, and uses his hand or fist.
As long oa no serious harm is done I don't
believe in punishment."
DIED FOR ARMY'S HONOR
Another Chapter Regarding Colonel Henry
of French Army.
Kvidenrr of Magistrate Hertnliis llr
(orc (he I'onrl of ( aaanlloii
In llrrvfan Cane.
PARIS, April 6?The Figaro today pub
lishes the evidence Riven by examining
Magistrate Bertulus before the court of
cassation in the Dreyfus case. M. Ber
tulus, it appears, gave an interesting ac
count of his examination of the late Lieut.
Col. Henry, who commiited suicide by cut
ting his throat with a razor In August last
in the military prison of Monte Valerion,
after confessing to forging certain docu
ments connected with the affair. The ex
amining magistrate said that when Henry
found himself cornered he confessed that
Lieut. Co'.. Du Paty de Clam and Major
Count Esterhazy were the authors ?f the
spurious telegrams aiming to incriminate
Lieut. Col. Picquart, whereupon M. Ber
tulus said to Henry:
"Esterhaxy and Du Paty de Clam are
guilty, l^et the latter blow out his brains
this evening and justice will take Its
course against Esterhazy, the forger, who
is now making charges against you, which,
if they reach the ears uf your enemies,
may lead them to accuse you of supplying
Esterhazy with documents."
Henry, it further appears, upon hearing
this, collapsed in his chair, speechless, and
then threw his arms around the magis
trate, kissed him on the forehead and
cheeks, crying, imploring!} :
"Save us: Save us! Esterhazy is a
The magistrate then pressed him for fur
ther information against Esterhazy, but
Hrnry begged ,him not to insist, saving:
"The honor of the army before every
M. Bertulus a'so expressed the belief that
the "veiled lady" who has iigured In the
case was no other than Du Paty de Clam
VICE PRESIDENT HOBART.
Ill** Ulnesx More Stubborn Tlittn
Vice President Hobart is still confined to
l is home on Lafayette square, and his phy
sicians find that his illness is far more stub
born than at first anticipated. Mr. Hobart's
condition was worse yesterday than at any
time since h:s return from Thomasville. He
did not have a restful night, and this morn
ing was not feeling improved over yester
day. His physicians visit him two and
three times a day.
Some alarm has b?;en caused over the
condition of the Vict; President, but this
is said to be unfounded at this time. Mr.
Hobart suffers principally from acute in
digestion, although he is still weak from
the effects of an attack of grip.
President McKinley is constantly solicit
ous alMiut the sick man ami several tlnus
a day makes inquiries. He also sends flow
ers to Mr. Hobart. A strong friendship ex
ists between these two men. There are few
cases in the history of this country of the
President and Vice President being so close
OVIlKH.ttLIVfl THE RALKltiH.
I'rolinlile That the Work Will lie
Done at Portsmouth. X. II.
While no positive decision has yet been
reached in the matter, Secretary Long
says that It is probable that the Raleigh,
now on her was home from Manila, will
be sent eventually to Portsmouth. N. H.,
to undergo the extensive alterations now
being planned by the board of naval bu
reau chiefs. Representatives of the Nor
folk navy yard interests, led by ex-Repre
s:ntatlve Bowden, have been earnestly
pressing the department to have the work
done at that yard, and while this may
yet be ordered, the present disposition is
toward Portsmouth, N. H.. on the ground
that the Norfolk yard has now on hand
about all of the work that it can handle,
while Portsmouth is virtually Idlf. Some
additions to the steel working plant at
Portsmouth will be necessary If the work
is to be done there, and the result may be
that the yard will be modernized from a
wooden shipbuilding plant Into a steel ship
building yard, capable of undertaking at
least work of the second-class on the small
er cruisers and gunboats. A rough esti
mate of the amount of money to be expend
ed on the alterations of the Raleigh places
the total at a quarter of a million dollars,
though the exact figure cannot be stated
until the naval bureau board has complet
ed its estimates in the case of the Raleigh's
sister ship, the Cincinnati, which is to be
overhauled in the same manner.
OIR TKOIBLESOME XEIUHIIOKM.
Warship Ordered to t'oatn Kica to
Proteet American Interextn.
The Detroit, now at La Guayra, has been
ordered post haste to Costa Rica. The
American business Interests and residents,
there are now in trouble as a result of the
insurrectionary movement now in progress.
It is understood that the insurgents are
levying forced loans on them, besides col
lecting exorbitant and double duties on Im
ports, and the Siate Department has bean
appealed to, with the result above noted.
The department has also acted vigorously
In the Interests of the American residents
at Bluefields. The I'nited States diplomatic
representative at Bluefields has been in
structed to lodge an energetic protest with
the Nicaraguan governtm >nt against the ar
bitrary and extortionate actio* of Gen.
Torres, and this will be followed tip by
more substantial action if the protest is
DBM&G ATI ON" TO THE HAGtE.
Thowe Who Will Represent Thin Coun
try In the Disarmament I 'on re mm.
The Secretary of State lias announced the
constitution of the United States delegation
to the disarmament congress, which will
meet at The Hague In the latter part of
May. The delegation confists of Andrew
White. United States ambassador at Ber
lin: Mr. Newell, United States minister to
the Netherlands: President Scth Low of
the Columbia University. New York; Capt.
Crozler, ordnance department. United
States army, and Capt. A. T. Mahan,
United States navy, retired. Mr. Frederick
Holls of New York will be secretary of the
Mir. W. C. Dlx has gone to Atlantic City
to remain until the 1st of May.
Mr. Alfred H. Potbury left Washington
yesterday morning to accept a position in
the drafting department of a machine
company in Bridgeton, N. J.
Dr. Thos. 8. Dunawuy of Fredericksburg.
\'a., is visiting his daughter, Mrs. Mason
C. Grasty, at No. ?Eio Q street northwest.
Mr. F. P. Ferris has left for Havana, to
enter upon his duties as a dfsburslng officer
of the Treasury Department In connection
witti the provisional governments In Cuba
and Porto Rico. Mr. Ferris is one of the
oldest and best known newspaper men in
Mr. Hopewell Darneille. disbursing officer
of the D.strlct, wJio has been seriously HI.
is so tar on the mend that he was allowed
to drive out today. He will, however, not
be in condition to resume his duties for a
week or ao.
UPRISING IN NEGROS
Bandits.Kill Several Officials and Try
to Start Rebellion.
FBI BOWK BY CALIFORNIA TROOPS
Their Village Burned and The
Leaders Taken Prisoners.
LULL IN THE FIGHTING
MANILA. April 0. 6:4.". p.m.-Cot. Smith,
the governor of the Island of Negro*, re
ports that a number of bandits, headed by
a man named Papaissio, attempted a re
bellion on March 27, and killed several
officials of Jumamaylan. He also captured
other officials and issued a proclamation
calling upon the natives to rise and ex
terminate the Americans and Spaniards.
Major Si me and two companies of the
California regiment w?re detached by water
to the scene of the disturbance, and Col.
Duboce and two other companies of troops
were sent overland. On April 2 this force
marched twelve miles and captured Lab
zid, th? headquarters of the bandits, and
destroyed the town. The troops also cap
tured thirty-five prisoners and scattered
Papaissio's forces, thus effectually quelling:
the rebellion at the outset.
lull in lloHtiiitleN.
There has b?en a week's respite in the
hostiliti s around Manila, chiefly in ord*?r to
allow the Filipinos to digest thv> proclama
tion of the I'nited States commission.
The re]>els remain remarkably quiet. The
sharpshooters of General l^awton's line
have borrowed the Filipino tactics and are
harrassinu the rebels at night, picking off
some of ihem nightly.
Malolos is resuming its natural aspect,
business i;? going on. preparation? are bcliKg
made to establish a p rmar nt camp for
the troop- there and the soldiers are clean
ing the city.
t'liarle*(on Slu lls Dnuatiun.
MANILA. April a.m. The I'nited
States cruiser Charleston, which has b? en
cruising along the west coast of I/jron, to
the n<?rth. sent a boat in shore near bag*
upan last Saturday to make soundings. The
rebels opened fire.wounding a I'nited JSi.tes
The cruiser thereupon bombard* d the
town, the insurgents evacuating it.
TO IMPORT PORT! iitKSK
Secret Movement I uder Way In
Hawaii to Kvade tlie l.tiw.
TACOMA, Wash.. April G?Private ad
vices received yesterday from Honolulu
state a secret movement is under way in
Hawaii to flood the islands with Portu
guese laborers from the Azores Islands.
There will be from Ji.'H*) to 10,0UM imported
as soon as arrangements can be completed,
unless the plan is forestalled. They will
probably be brought by Italian warships by
way of Capt* Horn, but it is possible thai
they will come overland by way of Tacoma,
if ships can be found to carry them.
This enterprise is the result of the ap
proach of the exclusion of Japanese by .the
United States contract labor laws. Secrecy
has been observed to prevent opposition on
the ground that it is a scheme to evade
contract labor laws. The Portuguese will
probably be imported as free immigrant*.
'i ilie people \\ ii.i. khm; iittiK.
To in L. JoKiMKon'fc Prediction Itciturd
iiif? Street Kniluay Line*.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, April 6.?Tom. L.
Johnson, t'lie widely known street car mag
nate, in an interview here, is quoted as
"The time is going to come when the
people will ride free upon tbe street cars
run and operated by a municipality, the
same as they now get tiieir letters deliv
eied to them by the postal system.
"Municipal control is as easily handled
as governmental control. Politics would
not be able to cut any figur*-. In every
separate organization, where the servants
of the company, government, or immicii>al
ity, are subject to examination by public
sentiment, where free access to the Inner
workings is made possible, no corruption
is found. It is only in the hidden byways
that political chicanery can be possible."
*1 ARISES GOINU TO MANILA,
GarriNun to De I?Mtiihlf*lie?i at ta*ite,
on Manila Hay.
PHILADELPHIA, April 6.?Fifty marines
will leave the League Island navy yard
tomorrow en roate to Manila. They will
be joined l>y more in New York and
proceed to San Francisco. From there they
will sail for the Phlll) pines to j in tli4
marine garrison now forming in favlte.
'X his is the first installment of 1.0UU men to
M1LI. NOT l-MIK Hill TOBACCO.
luiletl Presbyterians Fail to I'lari* 1
Restriction iu l>tncipline.
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind., April Tho
presbytery of Che I'nited Presbyterians at,
its session here has voted not to burden j
the liook of discipline and government with
overtures suggested by the general asatm-j
bly In regard to the use of tobacco. The,
overtures read, in part, as follows:
"The use of tofmcco is sinful, and. there
fore, inconsistent w<th the Christian pro- j
fesslon. Because the use of tobacco is es
pecially obnoxious in officers of the church,
no officer will bevrdained unless he j.rom.se
to refrain from lis use. No Wudent shall
be admitted to license to preach the Gospel'
or ordained unless he promise to refraiu
from the use of tobacco."
Hire In Readlnu I and, Factor,.
READING, Pa., April 6.?A fire which
originated In the Hershey building, owned I
by Milton Her.shey of Lancaster, and oc-1
cupied by the Lancaster earaimel factory,
of which he is proprietor, did over $10U,00i>
damage this morning.
Revival of farliat Activity.
MADRID, April 6.?The Imparctal today
announces a revival of Carllat activity in
the province of Navarre and the captain
general of Arragon, which includes the
provinces of Hueaea. Saragoaaa and Teruol,
and which is bounded on the north by
France, has arrived in Madrid in order u>
confer with the government with refer
ence to the Carlist movement.
Tuliba Get, Aa<i-(|iaj Vale.
H ARR18BVRO, Pa.. April ?.-The anti
Quay republicans today changed their vo'es
from ex-Representative Huff to Chyle*
Tubbs of Tioga courty, in their effort to
break the present senatorial deadlock. The
ballot, the sixty-eighth of the session, re
sulted: Quay (rep.), U0; Jenks (dem.), 71;
Tubbs (rep.), 51. Total. 212. Necessary to
a choioe, 107. Paired or not voting, 41. No