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No. 14,753. WASHINGTON- D. C., MONDAY, JUNI 11. 1900-FOURTEEN PAGES. TWO CENTS.
THE EVENING STAIR. KUar DAILY. EXCEPT SUODAY Tespiary esnme Office. I9 Pennsylvania Avenue. Uhe Evening Star Newspaper Company. s . KAFMAN. Pres-L lieu Ter lffice: 126 T RMe BeMldg. Chicago Office: Boyce 1iding. Lands Office: Trafalgar sildigs, Trafalgar Santre. The Evening Stat is served to snscrihers ito the elty by carrier. t,o their own at-CUnt. at 10 cents per week, or 44 cents per month. Ciptes at the counter, 2 e.nts each. Iy mail-anywhere In the United States or Carada-postage prelald--5V cents per montb. Saturday Qn;ntuile Sheet Star. $1 per year; with foreign p M-ing- si-led. SS.08. (Fntered at the Ptot offite at Washington, D. C.. as secondl.-tan mail matter.) It7All mail utscriptions mnst he paid In advance. Rates df advPrtling made known on application. SEEKS AN ASYLUM Dowager Impress Flees to Russian Legation, ANARCHY RIGNS IN PRIN Rough Mobs Throng Streets About the Legations. MARINES GUARD MISSIONARIES Strong Force of Foreign Troops Starts From Tien Tsin. RUSSIA'S SHOW OF FORCE I)NDON. June 11.-A special dispatch fr,-n Th-n Tsin says it Is reported that th- 1'wager empress has fled to the Rus sian lgation at Pokin. There Is no favora bie news fr-im China, with the exception that there is evidence of a ci,ntinued per f-et understanding betwetn the various powers and the announcement that the in t-rnational guards will probably arrive at P.-kin today. Should these prove Insuffi rient to r stire order. Russia is apparently preparing to d.-ni with the crisis. judging fr,m a .iispatch from St. Petersburg. which filhws: .'As a result of an understanding be Iw.n the Russiani government and the t hr p wers. a dipatih has been sent to l,r Arthur ord, ring that 146 men if the Russian garrisi in there shall be held in imm'dHt, r,.adin.s' to leave for Tien Tsin whenever the R,ssian minister at Pekin aks f-ir their assistance t-r circumstances r,-quir- tdh-ir imerventi With rr.f#-re.nc- to the St. Petersbirg'dis aitch. the Assoeiatlel Pr-ss is (fficially in f-rm-lI that 1r;nat Britain is no party to iny suh unterstan-ling. nir has she heen -onsult1d as to the advisaill i ty of landing a large nutmb-r (if RussIan tr' ops. The fir 'iIn offi.r otheals here frankly express the ..li. f tha- no such instructions as those re f.-rreI to in the dispat-h from St. Pf-ters .1urg h:iv- been sent to the Russian min ister at Pekin. Runniana Already Landed. According to a dispatch from ShanghaI dated tday 4.4-00 Russians. with twenty guns. have already been !anded at Tien T-int and ar, marching in the direction of Pekin. Shanghai rumors, however, must Ie accepted with caution. The London Missionary Society received a telegram frim Tien Tsin yesterday say ing all the society's missionaries in north hina are safe. but that th,ose stationed West of the city if Pekin have been obliged I. seek refuge at the British legation. A dispatch from Pekin dated Saturday ev.Fning. June t#, says: "A body of forty '1oxers.' armed with krives. have 1-,ted and burned the Pekin Club. rae- track and grand stand buildings. An,-th, r liet isstied this morning orders th- military gi-verntr to police the streets with cavalry and Infantry. Nevertheless. in the ie-ghb.,rh-ifd if the legation the str, .-t (.,ntinuies thronged with the roughest ki.i f a m,. ready to break out at the s ight.-st prov.cation. Marinex tuard Methodixt Minaion. "I'nited States 'Minister 4'tiger has sent winty marint-s, and the British minister. S!r C:aude' M. Macdonald, twelve marines ti, guard th,. il,thodist missin compound, W-re members of all de-nominations of T'n-T,,stants had gathered. The Roman ('athlieis ass'-mbled int the North Cathedral. W.-st P'ekini, have a small guard of French marines. but the -onverts have been well arimed by l:.sh' p Favler and will desperate :y r,-sist at tack. "lttisintess is p'ractically at a staidstill. Cost.intly increasing streams of 'Boxers' yaraid, the strer-ts at their pleasure. nochel t the alarm of the merchants. atihugh thus far there has be-en no looting '-f nativ,- shops." TROOPS START F-OR PEKIN. Sipecial Traimn With 500b Men Leaven TEen Ti. Tl'IE'N TSIN. June lo.--Tele-graphic corn n niltitn ii'en':veen here and Peikin was in t. rrupted this morning. A special trin 1 ft at 5 t,'clock this evening with thIrty liritish triw>pls toi guard Tong Shan. It Is c,osideredl tha' the number will be Inade unia'c. if trotuble- arises int Tonig Shun all tih- itorthli'r. tChinia railways will be at a .sandstilh I 'wing to dimeulty in securing the vIee toy's p.erml-isitn for a thIrd special train to .s:art for P'ekin, the foreignt trotops occu -el the ears whe-reupo.nte Chinese ent g: - drive'r r::n attway withI his locomtotive. IThe crowd. t !-d to putli up' the track, but the troops *-hare-d the mbbtlle away at the p-n t of the' bayonet tand seized the ent 'iin learn!ng of this the vieeroy granted p. rrnission. and the traint loft at 5:15 p.., WI:h aboiit 500 tneni. The fo,rce was male utp of r,o. Germttans, eighty British and the r-st F"renc-h tr.sips. ANMIETY 1N RERLINI. iovernent litleimta Fent' Pekin Eas bansy WilE HE Attacked. I1ERIAlN, June l.-The Glerman foreign offce has receivetd a disp:atch from Pekin. dated Sunday atfterntoon, saying the Amer lean mlision house at Tung-t'htw. the river port of P'ekin, has been horned by natives. The tiiealis of the foreignt ttmeoc suppose this happened Saturday or Sunday mornting. Th" dispatch further says the Interna tional ('lub. outside of a gate of Pekin, has been burned, and that the Belgian secre tary tof legaItion was attacked by Chinese soldiers. The ftorelgn office interprets the latter news ats contfirming the serious view it has takeni of the situation. it expresses fear that the GJerman embmssy will be next at tacked. An official of the German foreign offle called attetint to a remark atscribed to t'ol. John H-ay, the Unitetd Stan-s Secretary oif State. to the effect that the I'ni,ted States could not enter into an alii-nce witit the powers regarding China, and a<dd: "There Is no questi-in of an alliance. wih 1 nnecessary. but only of a noiclal combinatinn for a specifie purpose. Thcre is no political question, but a police ques tion. The case involves the Interest of no single nati.n. but of all. In common." It was further added at the foreign of fice that there are now 6~50 foreign solaiers in Tien TsIn. In the L544 now on the way to Pekin 1A are German. They will re pair the railroad as needed, probably reaching Pekin today. One of the two tel egraph wires to Pekin which was destroyed has been restored. The German gunboat Tiger has been or dered to sail for China immediately. The German governor of Tsing-Tew has been ordered to co-operate in quelling the disturbances. English and Anmeriens In Harmony. TIEN TSIN. Sunday, June 10.-It is learned that but for the firmness of the United States consul and Capt. McCalla (of the Newark, in charge of the American landing party) and the British consul there would have been further delay in dispatch ing the international guards to Pekin and the majority of the forces would not have been British. At a meeting of the con suls and commanders of troops last even ing. when the necessity for the immediate dispatch of troops was considered, the rep resentatives of two European powers ques tioned the necessity and afterward dispar aged the idea that the British force should preponderate. The Anglo-Americans, how ever, insisted and carried their point. The Americans generally deplore the smallness of the nited States forces here. At the same time they are ready to defer to what ever may be considered best at Washing ton. Situation Growing Worse. LONDON. June 11.-A special dispatch to the Associated Press from !ekin, under date of June 10, says: "The situation is growing steadily more alarming. The missionary compounds were all abandoned yesterday evening. Forty American and English missionaries are gathered at the American Methodist mis sitn. surrounded by *14 o native pupils. whom it was impossible to send to their homes. Th,,y are waiting, with a few revolvers and guarded by ten American marinees, for re inforcements to take them to the coast. "A missionary who has returned from the country to the east says the populace are asserting that they must have a new em peror." DEWEY OFF TO GR AND RAPIDS. He and Mrs. Dewey Excorted to Train by Mayor Mayhury. DETROI'C. M!ch.. June 11.-A private train bearing Admiral and Mrs. Dewey left for Grand Rapids at 9 a.m. today over the Pere Marquette railroad. The ear con taining President Hea!d of the Pere Mar quette and the official reception committee from Grand Rapids was attached. - Ad miral and Mrs. Dowey were escorted to the Union station by Mayor Maybury. A half hour stop will be madie at Lansing. while the distinguished guests are driven u, to the state capitol. TELEPHONE IEN IN CONVENTION. Fourth Annuni Meeting of Independ ent Conipanie& in Cleveland. CLEVELAND. 0hio. June 1t-Telephone men from every section of the citintry ar rived here todlay to attend the fourth an nual convention (if the IndeIp-nd( nt Tc( phon As,-iation of the Unii-t States of America It Is estimated that 1.II d&le gates and vlsitors, repr,sentirig firty statts, have alrioaly arrivet. T-Lo was Iargely dev,Ted ti preliminary m oting-s ani the insm-etion of the electrical exhibits in stallt-d by Iading telephone alnld switch board manufacturers in the electric build I.g -n Prospect street. The first session of the convention will be held tomorrow morning. ANTI-SEMITIC RIOTS IN PRUSSIA. Battalion of Infantry Sent to Pre serve Order at Konitz. GRA'DENZ. West Prussia. June 11.-A battalion of infantry has been sent to Konitz, about fifty miles northwest of this place. where. owing to the mysterious mur der if a schoolboy, there have been for sev eral weeks past anti-Semitic disturbances. which culminated yesterday in serious ex cesses and the destruction of a synagogue. IISSIONARIES ASK AID.1 Cablegram From Methodists in Pekin to New York Board. NEW YORK. June 11.-The following cabtle from Pekin was received today at the Methoist Episcopal board: "PEKIN. June i-M.ssacre native Chris tians. Situation foreigners critical. Press Washington. DAVIS. "GAMENWELL" This came direct from the missionary so ciety at Pekin, of which Messrs. Davis and Gamewell are In charge. A copy of the message was immediately sent to President McKinley. In repeating the cable message to the President Rev. A. B. Leonard, the mis sionary secretary. added the following: "This means our people are in great peril and greatly need such protection as our government can afford." WILL PROBABLY INDORSE BRYAN. Wisconsin Denocratle Convention Will Meet Tonvorrow. MILWAKl'EE, Wis.. June 11.-Wisconsin democrats in state convention tomorrow in this city will select four delegates at large to the national convention at Kansas City ani ratify the- choice of ten district delegates to be chosen by the various dis trict delegations. Judge James I. Me Gillan of Greenbay probably will be the temporary chairman and Thomas L. Cleary of PlattvUle permanent chairman. Chief interest centers in the contest for a national committeeman to succed E. K'. Wall, who is a candidate for re-election. It Is probable the platform of 1S!0; will be In dorsed and the d-egates instructed for Bryan. Oh1m1o Deleglates to Kansas 4,ity. fpecial 0ispate-h to 'the Ienini: Star. C(OLI'MItl'S, Ohio, June II.-t seems to be piractically assured now that the four delegates-at-large to Kansas City. to be se lected by the democratic state conntion on Wednesdtay, will be John C. We'ilty, W. S. Thimas. James Kh:bourne aind George W. 1hull. Trhe only fight will be on the plat foirm, andi Mcel'an will probably be able to make It read merely a declaration for bi metal:ism andt agreement to sunpport the pilatfo,rm adoupted at Kansas City. Bryan wi'l no doubt be indorsed for the nomina tioni. Fire Dentroys Newv lork Grain House. NEW YORK. June 11.-Two five-story brick building ,wtned by George E. Ketch am & Co.. in We"st End avenue, and con taining 12..iIt bushels of graiin, oats and hrnn. were LO:-tlly decstroyel by fire today. 'rhe loss is arbout $t4I.000. SEalo and Albany at Southanmpton, SOUTHAMPTON. Jurne 11.-The United States cruiser Albany, which was placed in commission at New Castle-on-Tyne May 3si. and under orders to proceed to the Mediterraneain, azrived at Southampton to day. United Sta.tes training ship Buffalo, which sailed from New York April 19) for a cruIse int the Mediterranean, has also ar rived. Steamuauhjp Arrival. At New York-Europe, from London; Mantou. from London. At Philadielphia--Pennland, from Liver ponL ON CHINA'S SOIL Forces Have Been Landed by Differ ent Nations. CO11UNICATION In WIN PEOG Dispatches From Admirat Kempff and Minister Conger. PROTECTION PROMISED The following cablegram was received at the Navy Department this morning from Admiral Kempff, at Taku: "Forces landed by different nations open ing communication to Peking. Americans joined. KEMPFF." Admiral Kempff also reported the arrival of the Monocacy at Taku this morning. Minister Conger was also heard from again this morning. It is fortunate that, although d'rect telegraphic communication between the foreign forces at Taku and Tientsin and the foreign embassies and legations at Peking is interrupted through the cutting of the telegraph wires, there yet remains a channel open between the diplomats at Peking and their home govern ments via overland wire to Shanghai, and then by cable. It is also possible through this roundabout way for a connection to be kept up between the foreign diplomats and their naval commanders at Taku. Temporary Protection Promised. Mr. Conger's telegram this morning was to the effect that the Pao Ting Fu mis sionaries are safe up to the present; that the Chinese government has sent troops there, and promises ample pr.otection to the mission, though it is not thought that this protection will insure permanent safety. According to Mr. Conger. it is impossible at this moment to send any foreign forces from Peking to Pao Ting Fu. Mr. Conger's doubt as to the permanence of the Chinese ability to protect the mis sions is in line with his previous expres sions of opinion. indicating a belief in his mind that the few Chinese generals who are disposed to protect the foreigners are to be overcome by the elemen-t at the Chi nese court which is favorable to the "Box ers." Attitude of the United States. Persistent misrepresentation of the atti tide of the United States government re specting the "Boxer" troubles warrants an other statement, even at the risk of tire some iteration, of the attitude of the United States government. It can he stated posi tively therefor( that tip to this point not the first step has been taken toward send ing any troo-s from Gen. MacArthur's army in the Philippines to China. It was decided last week that none of the troops ciuld be spared. if wanted, anti that none would be spirei. even if they couldl be, for stch a purpos in the present aspect of the Chinese trouble. Mr. Conder did ask for further instruc tions. He was directed to proceed with en ergy in the protection of American inter ests. and more especially with the protec tion of the Ametican legation and the lives of the American citizens in Clhina. He was warned, however not to be a party to any alliance or combination of groups of pow ers. He was to act independently whenever it was practicable. although he was not for bidden to takt concurrent action with other (hplomatic reuresentatives if sudden neces sity should arise for it. He was to do noth ing. however, to commit the United States in its future action; the traditional policy of the 'nited States in that respect was to be strictly observed. The Naval Force. The naval officials say that the Nashville can scarcely reach Taku. before Friday or Saturday next. Then the run up the shal low and rapid Pei-ho river to 'lentsin will consume another day. Meanwhile the York town and Ca,36ne, at Shanghai, are rapidly being put into shape for sea. They were undergoing some repairs, but this work will doubtless he hastened, so that if the condi tions become more grave at Tientsin one or both of the ships can reach there from Shanghai even before the Nashville ar rives. The flagship Newark and the Mo nocacy are already at Taku, prepared for any emergency. 0 -1 BATTLE SHIP KENTUCKY. Will Be Ready for Her Two-Day Trial the 25th Instant. The naval inspection board has been notified that the battle ship Kentucky will be ready for her official two-day sea trial on the 2"5th instant. The trial will start off from Newport, R. I., where the board will join the ship. She is now in Lynn Haven bay, making some practice- move ments and gun drills. The Kentucky has already had her official speed trial and has been accepted in a preliminary way by the Navy Department. The trial yet to take place is simply to make sure that the ma chinery end hull have developed no' weak ness or defect that should be made good by the contractors. The ship has actually been in commissin for several months, and has been kept near her home yard so long only because it was deemed ex pedient to have her within reach of speedy rt.pair in case some defect should develop. Manila Hemp. The War Department made public today an extract from a report of Major General Otis, showing that from February 10 to April 29 of this year there had been re ceived at the port of Manila 3I:4,000 bales of Manila hemp, and that additional quanti ties of that fiber were coming in at the latter date as rapid.y as coasting vessels could be ecured to transport the same. It further appears that the receipts this year promise to be as large as those of any preceding. The report characterizes the statement that the insurgent authorities ttireaten to kill any of the natives found cleaning hemp as being circulated fcr the purpose of keeping up the p)revailing high prices. Japanese M. P'. Here. Mr. Gozo Noma, a member of the Japan ese parliament, has arrived in Washington on a tour of the United States, and paid his respects to the Japanese minIster here. He is a member of the progressist party in Japanese politics, and is a man of promi nence in his country. He was seized upon by the health authorities at San Francisco and compelled to submit to inoculation with Hafkln anti-plague serum, a proceeding which naturally' tended to prejudice Ils views of things American for the time being. Personal Mention. Secretary Long returned to Washington last night from Annapolis, where he has been attending the commencement exer cises at the Naval Academy. Father S. F. Ryan. pastor of the Imenac ulate Conception Church. has be'en taken to Providence Hospital. auffeying from rheu matism. He has been sick for some weeks. Gen. Nile. la New Uniforma. Gen. Miles has gone to West Point to at tend the graduating exercises at the MilI tary Academy tomorrow. On that occasion he will wear the uniform of his new rank of im.te..., ..en..a1 fr th. f..t tie. AT THE WHITE HOUSE Proud Parents Who Want Cadetships for Their Sbus. GRAT PRESURE Ol THE PRESIENT Representative Babcock Pleased With Republican Outlook MR. DE VRIES FOR APPRAISER Fond mammas and proud papas, rein forced by their political and social friends, are just now storming tbe White House in behalf of their sons. Probably no rush for place has ever exceeded in eagerness and anxiety the one now in progress with the ten cadetships, divided between West Point and Annapolis, and In the'gift of the Pres dent, as the objects of attainment. Tremendous influernjes are being exerted by the mammas and papas aforesaid who are able to command such assistance, and many of these are turned away discom ferted when they find that the President is determined to make no appointments save where the applicant meets most rigidly all of the requirements and qualifications. Numerous others have been keenly disap pointed at the declination of the President to see their sons in person. . Such parents inagine, naturally encugh, that every one looks upon their offspring with eyes as proud and indulgent as their own, and con sequently feel sure that if the presidential glance could only rest upon their sons that the resultant admiration would lead to the coveted appointment. These parents are invariably referred to the Secretary uf War or the Secretary of the Navy, as the appli cation may be for West Point or Annapolis respectively, and hence they feel somewhat disturbed about their failure to show ott thEir sons for executive approval. Representative Babeock Calls. Representative Babcock was an early vis ,tor at the White House today, and finding the President engaged with the Otis party. departed to return later. He w-ts with the President some time talking over the Atua tion in the various congresionl districts of the country, and the President was much gratified at the encouraging reports Mr. Babcock made. To a Star reporter Mr. Bab cock said he would leave the city in a few days. lie will not attend the Philadelphia convention. When asked when the repub lican congro-,lonal committee, of which he I.; chairman, would open its headquarters, he replIed: "As soon get to Chicngo." "Then the howltuarters will be certainly ostablished there?' "Yes. Mr. Iahlock repeated to a Star reperter his encourarnent over the congressional ,utlook. "Of course, no ona; ein.tell until the votes are counted what the result will Ib. but the prisent otulook is very grati fying.'' General Appsraimerilp Settled. The question about tilling the vacancy existing in the hoard of general appraisers of the port of New York, which has been under consideration for some time and which the rejecticn of Win. D. Bynum's nomination for the position seemed to make somewhat perplexing. has been se'ttled. Mr. Bynum was rejected, as well known, be cause he was regarded as being outside of the democratic breastworks too far to per mit him to be appointed as a party man to the place. Several pronounced democrats were mentioned for the appraisership. which is virtually a life posithm and pays $7..-ow per annum. Among these was Representa tives De Vries of California. lie was sfrongly urged by representative democra.s. and it can be stated on undobbted authority that he will receive his.commission in a day or two. Wants a LJeutquaey. Colonel Clark E. Carr ofsGalesburg, Ill., a w-ll-known republican, was with Sena tor CullOm today at the White House. Col onel Carr desires an appointnent as lieuten ant in the army for his son, and Senator Cullom strongly urged such action. Sena tor Mason, who called litter, also gave the application hearty indorsement. The tat ter talked with the President for some timo over affairs of party intere'st. Mr. C. C. Glover was q. caller at the White House today. le saw the President in behalf of the appointmeat of a youth to a cadetship. HE WILL RETIRE. Col. James G. 0. Lee Hae Served With Distinction. Col. James G. C. Lee. assistant quarter master, 1'. S. A., now serving as chief luartermaster of the department of the lakes, will retire from active service by lho operation of law on August 12. 1900, ipon woich date he will have reached the ;ge of sixty-four years. -Col. Lee served through the civil war with distinction, en ering the army as a captain November I3, 162. le was promoted to the rank of major July 2, 1170, and took part in a num ver of the famous campaigns against the Indians. In Ii-2 he was raised to the rank 3f colonel. and five years later was given i commission as quartermaster general. During the war with Spain Col. Lee serv td a,s a member of the special commission .ppointed by the Secretary of War to visit Cuba anw select sites for camps and hos pitals. He went to Chicago as chief quar termaster of the departrat:4 of- the lakes in February, 1b07, and has se'ved there ver since. HOUSEHOLD SkRVINE. Statistics to Be Obtated fer Indus trial Commb@iun. The industrial commitssiNn hal decided tO enter upon inquiry into doutetid'and houee hold service and its reldftons~"to employ mbent and other industrieid ahnd*has named Miss Gail Laughlin of l w York city to conduct the inquiry for it.that a. to gather the- statistics and compilf the 7formation that is to be had upon fRe s.jct. Miss Laughlin is a graduate the lw school of Cornell University an a prEttitioner at the New York bar. _ Has Bleen Peiotea. Liet,tenant Colonel Carzi%11 H. Potter, 2'2d Infantry, has been placet' on ~the retired list at his own request, after more than forty years' service. Lieutenant Colonel Potter has just bten promoted from major of the 14th Infatry. Army Amsigninents. Major H. A. Greene, recently promoted from captain of the 20th Infantry, has been assigned to the 14th Infa.ntry and ordered to join that regiment. Assistant Surgeon Robert P. Cooke, at Boyce. Va., has been ordered to Havana for assignment- to duty. Tos aushe Oflieers. A board of ordna,nce ogicers, consisting of Captains Rogers Birnie, Win. B. Gordon and E. B. Babbit-t, has been ordered to meet at New York city next Wednesday to prepare examination papers for lieuten ants of the line who may apply for tranls far in the ornne dar..- .. GENERAL OTIS HERE Says the War in the Philippines is Over. CONFERRED WITH THE PRESIDENT Only Bands of Robbers Opposing Our Troops. HIS FUTURE PLANS Gen. Otis arrived in this city at 7:45 o'clock this morning and was met at the station by Gen. Corbin. He was accom panied by Capt. Slayden and Lieut. Stan ley, aids. After breakfasting at the Ar lington he proceeded to the War Depart ment, where, in the absence of Secretary Root, who is attending the closing exer cises at the West Point Academy, he was received by Assistant Secretary Meiklejnhn and Adjt. Gen. Corbin. Gen. Schwan and Col. Barry, both of whom were members of the general's staff in the Philippines, Gen. E. S. Otis. were among the first to greet him. After s1, i,g a short time with the assistant sec re ,n. Otis. accompanied by " Adit. Gen. Corbin, proceeded to the White House and iad his respects to the President. Talks With Department Friends. Very naturally Genueral Otis had many questions to answer in his intercourse with hisYriends at the War Department respect ing present and future c,nditions in the Philippines, an,] of these he talked iiuite freely. He mtad one statement in particu lar which cam as a distinct surprise, in view of the fact that he has spent a year and a half in igiling the Filipinos, for he declared that these same Flilpinos were. without cluestion, the very best of any of the Asiatic races lii lg on the PatcIfic coast and islands. ile pail a high tribute to their acquisitivenes saylng that yooung and old were alike arx!,:us to learn from the Americans and quick to do so if given an opportunity. The demand for schiols on the American plan was insatiable. It had not been pos sible to secure a sufieient supply of Span i.sh-American text books; tie market had ten dIenuded of such. Wnen the book hungry Filipinos were told this they beg ged for Amertian selol books. and de clared that their vhiiidren could learn from them, even without the Spanish text and translations. Gen, rai Otis found to his as tonishment that such was the case, and he says that in the coorse of a very few montlhs the Filipino childr-n pi-k up a fair knowledge of English. Even the old na tives -con the text books itn the effort to fix English phrases in their minds. Deanrth of Teacherm. There was a dearth of teachers, too; so General Otis often had recourse to the sol diers in his ranks who kn-w a little Span ish, and so were suitable for detail as teachers. Gereral Otis was evidently deep ly Interested in the success of this educa tional murement. Indeed, he said he look ed upon it as the only solution of the Philippine problem, and was confident that the spread of American ideas through the Filipino schools would in the end make go(;l citizens of the Filipinos. General Otis was ptisitively of the opinion that the Ame'rican forces in the Philippines at pre.ent were sufficient for all needs, not withstanding current reports to the contra ry. Of cuirse, he said. General MacAr thur's present army could not furnish a guaid to proteut every Filipino household from the ladrones; to do that would re quire a force of n. less than 2,0I,(XI troops. and even with that force the task would occupy many years. As a matter of fact, Spain had spent several centuries In the ef fort to stamp out the ladrones in the Philippine group. and there was reason to believe that these brigands are scarcely more numerous now than they were during the Spanish occuptation, when the istands were nominally at peace with Spain. Conditions Will Improve. General Otis was confident, however, that conditions would stetdily improve, and that little by little these robber bands would be driven away. Meanwhile he admitted that it was often dangerous for Filipinos of the better class, Whose interests naturally lay in Amorican sovereignty, to admit their preferences, for they were subject in that case to assassination, to the loss of prop erty and to persecution, inst'gated by varl ous elements in the popuiation to whom American occupation was obnoxious. Save for a sw.arthy color, the evidence of )tis long sojourn in the tropics, General Otis. in personul appearance, looked very much as he did when he wvas last in Wash ington, before the Spanish-American war. He has perhap>s lost a little flesh, but this has not impairedi his soldierly appearance. Hie emphatically contradicted the stories that he had been ill while in Manila, and deciaretd that he was now in perfect health, a stalemnent whieh was borne out by his appearance. Received by the President. Presidenlt McKInley wa engaged with Justice Harlan of the Supremte Court, Sen ator Cullom and Gen. and ex-Speaker J. Warren Keifer when Gen. Otis and his aids arrived. The iatter were ushered to the library, where the President wcnt to meet them. Gen. Otis was given a very cordial reception and the Prcsi4ent congratulated him upon his appearance. After a few mo menta' chat the group proceeded to join the others in the President's room, when the conversation was general. Shortly before 11 o'clock Gen. Otis and his aids bade the President good-bye, and on their way out of the mansion were met by a group of newspaper men. When the latter announced their calling Gen. Otis scrutinized them closely and remarked that there seemed to be a great army of the craft in this country. Had Made No Detailed Report. In response to questions General Otis said -he had -made no detailed re port to the Pres!dent, but merely had Preliminary Information. He said his fu ture movements. so far as service wjs con cerned, were unknown to him, as he was not avare to what duty he would be as signed. He stated that he would go to West Point immediately and see Secretary Root and reach his old home. Rochester. where he lived as boy and man, next Fri day. When asked his opinion regarding the press dispatches this morning reciting Com missioner Taft's views on the Philippine conditions. General Otis said: "In my opinion, the conditions in the Philippines are rapidly improving. We are in effectual control of the interior of sev eral of the larger islands where the Span iards never secured foothold. "All the Filipinos seem to want office," he continued, with good humor. "The ap plications are numerous. Aguinaldo's cab inet is entirely disintegrated. I could have brought all the members with me had I wished to. The arrest of Pilar, which, I believe, was self-secured, removes the chief of the robber bands. There will be good crops raised in some of the larger islands this year, which shows the people are re turning to the avocations of peace." Force Needed for Several Yearn. "In your recent article in Leslie's Weekly you stated, I believe, that an army of the strength at present in the Philippines would be required for several years to come," sug gested the reporter. "Yes, that is so, but the reason is that such a force will be needed for repressive measures, keeping down the robber bands and similar service." "In case the necessity should arise and the demand for troops become urgent in China, could any be spared from the Phil ippines for that purpose?" inquired The Star man. "Yes, with conditions continuing to im prove." Continuing, he reiterated the statement that all the former leaders of the rebellious Filipinos were giving up and accepting the new issues. "Do you place any credence in the re ported killing of Aguinaldo?" was asked. "No," he responded. "He was up In that part of the country where It was reported he was killed. However. Aguinaldo is no longer a factor. All or nearly all his strong est associates have left him." TO INVESTIGATE CHARGES. Alleged Irregularitien at the St. Annpih's Q. M. Depot. Although not yet officially acted upon, It is practically settled that an investigation will be made of the charges recently filed against Capt. Elias H. Parsons, assistant quartermaster, in charge of the depot at St. Asaph, Va.; Warren A. G'bbs. chief clerk at that depot, and B. B. Rhodes. for age master. These charges were filed by two discharged employes of the depot, Geo. W. Nairn and S. E. Rabbitt, and allege the employment of government employes' funds and material for private use. The most se rious allegations are that men carried on tihe government pay rolls were employed to make articles of furniture out of govern ment. material for private persons; also that these men were employed in making repairs at the res:dences of Captain Par son-s and Chief Clerk Gibbs during time for which they were paid by the govern ment; that a man employed by the govern ment at the depot acted as a butler or serv ant at the house of Captain Parsons. and generally that public property was applied to private uses by the officials in question. Captain Parsons is an officer of the volun teer establishment, in which he has served since 1898, previous to which he was a civil employe in the War D-partment. He lives at 1315 Clifton street in this city, and has had charge of the depot at St. Asaph for several months. He has made a general denial of all the charges, which, he says, were made by disgruntled employes- whose services had been dispensed with. He courted an investigation and was confident of exoneration. He has also informed the quartermaster general that the men who made the charges against him had offered to withdraw them if they were reinstated in office. TRANSPORTING THE SIXTH. Three Vesmelm to Sail From San Fran cifeo July 1. Quartermaster General Ludington is com pleting arrangements for the transporta ton of two squadrons of the 6th Cavalry from San Francisco to Manila on the regu lar tran:-port leaving about the 1st of July. The transportation of the men is a much easier proposition than the transportation of their mounts. While one vessel is suffi cient for the accommodation of the troops, three vesels will be required to transport their horses. The animal transports Leeia naw and the Conemaugh, which are now at San Francisco, will be used in the trans portation of 54K) cavalry horses, and the remaining 400? horses will be chipped on the animal transport Lennox, which is due at Portland, Ore., from the Philippines on the 2th instant. Owing to the scarcity of forage in the Philippines it will be necessary to arrange a monthly supply service of that commodity from San Francisco. According to Colonel Bird of the quartermaster's department the transportation of forage is one of the most serious problems of the Philippine transport service. . LIEUT. CRAMER DISMISSED. Record of a Philippine Court-Martial Received at the War Department. Judge Advocate General Lieber today re ceived the record of the proceedings in the case of First Lieut. Robert B. Cramer. 4th Volunteer Infantry, who was dismissed from the army for various infractions of the articles of war. He was tried by a court-martial at Manila, in February last, on charges of conduct unbecoming an offi cer and a gentleman and conduct to the piejudice of good order and military dis cipline. There were three specifications in the charges. The alleged offenses occurred on the 22d and ZId of January last. The court found the officer guilty of both charges and spec ifications. and sentenced him to be dis missed from the service. This sentence was confirmed by Gen. Otis, commanding the military division of the Philippines, in ae cordance with the lirovisions of the 107th article of war, authorizing final action in such cases by commanding generals in the field, and the dismissal took effect April 3,. North Atlantie Sqsuadron. The North Atlantis squadron wIll rendez vous at Newport within the next two days and proceed on its cruise up the Maine coast. The New York and the Texas are al ready -at Newport, the Indiana and the Massachusetts are en their way from Fort Monroe and the Kearsarge arrived Satur day. The Kentucky. too, after completing her practice drills at Lynn Haven bay, will join the squadron, which is scheduled to leave Newport on June 13. The itinerary will be as fol:ows: Arrive at Boston June 14; leave Boston June 28 and arrive back Newport on June 21); leave Newport on July :31; arrive at Portland. Me.. on August 1; leave 'Portland on August 8 and arrive at Rockland, Me., same day; leave Rock land on August 11 and arrive at Bath, Me., the same day; leave Bath on August 11 and arrive back at Newport the next day. Training Ship Saratoga'. Itinerary. The Navy Department has made public the itinerary of the training ship Saratoga, which will leave Philadelphia on a summer cruise June 16., She is scheduled to arrive at Southampton July 11, and to leave Southampton for Havre July 31. arriving there August 1. On August 10 she is scheduled to leave Havre for Gibraltar. ar riving there on the 25th of August. and thence to Madeira on September 1, arriv ing September 5. On the 15th of Septem ber she wll sail for borne, and Ia due at Philaelnhia on OcLohar Ut - A LIBERAL EDUCATION. Whether or not you wish to buy anything the adver tising columns of The Star amply repay the most care ful perusaL ONLY SIX ESCAPED Boers Kill, Wound or Cap ture Whole Batalion, BRITISH LOSS IS ABOUT 500 Derbyshire Regiment the Suf ferer. ROBERTS' COMMUNICATIONS CUT OIT London Thunderstruck at This Daring Move of the Enemy. BULLER PUSHES FORWARD LONDON. June 11.-Lientenant General Sir Frederick Forestier-Walker. in com mand of the lines of communication in South Africa. reports that in the disaster to the troops June 7 at Roodeval. where the Boers cut Lord Roberts' line of com munications, the 4th Battalion of the Der byshire Regiment were all killed. wounded or made prisoners, except six enlisted men. Two officers and fifteen men were killed and five officers and seventy-two men wounded, many of them severely. The Boers returned the wounded to the British. The officers killed were Lieuten ant Colonel Bard-Douglas and Lieut. liaw ley. The wounded include Col. Wilkinson and Lieut. Blanchard of the Canadian In fantry. Gen. Forentier-Wilker's Dapatels. Gen. Forestier-Walker's dispatch in full Is as follows: "CAPE TOWN. June 10 (Sunday).-The following telegram has been received from Charles Kn)x: "KROONSTAD-The following casual ties, reported from Roodeval June 7. re ceived from Stonham, commanding the Im perial Yeomanry hospital, dated Rhenos ter river, June 8, received here by flag of truce June 10.-The 4th Battalion of the Derbyshire Regiment (the Sherwood Fnr estersj-killed. Lieutenant Colonel Baird Douglas and Lieut. Hawley and fifteen of the rank and file: wonded-Col. Wilkinson. Capt. Bailey, Lieuts. Hall, Lawder and Blanchard and fifty-nine of the rank and file. The Shropshire Light Infantry, one: Cape Pioneer Railway Regiment, seven; ammunition park, royal marines and im perial telegraphs, one each; post office corps, one. " 'Stonham reports that many were se verely wounded, and the remaining of the 4th Derbyshire and details of prisoners, ex cept six of the rank and file. are in his camp. All the wounded are in his camp, lately occupied by the 4th Derbyshire. In iuiries are being made as to the names.' " It is Inferred that the Boers captured over I00 men and as late as June 10 held posi tions cutting Off the British forces north of Kioonstad from reinforcements. Gen. Methuen Fighting. Another dispatch from General Forestler Walker says General Methuen was fight ing within ten miles of Hellbron June 6, as follows: "CAPE TOWN, June 10, Sunday.-Kelly Kenny reports from Bloemfontein this morning that Methuen with the greater part of his division was fighting early in the morning of June 8, ten miles south of Eeilbron, where Colville was reported to be with the Highland Brigade. Methuen eft Lindley June 5 with ample supplies for imself and Colville, leaving Paget to hold indley with a sufficient force and sup lies. "Kelly-Kenny has ordered Knox to press n the enemy's outpost. believing the nemy's strength to be exaggerated. "All is quiet, and there Is no anxiety as egards the district to the south. Commu 1cations north of Kroonstad have been cut ince June 6." News Shoeks London. The news that the shutting off of Roberts' ommunication with the outer world was ccompanied by such a serious loss came ike a bolt from a comparatively clear sky. n London, until the news came, it was hought that the destruction of the rail rad was accomplished by Free Staters, who were avoiding rather than annihilat ng the British detachments stationed at he point attacked, Nor are General For stier-Walker's vague statements regard ng Methuen and the situation at Hell ron looked upon as reassuring. The Boers apear to be in stjfficient strength to com letely separate all the British forces north nd south of a line-stretching some fifty mles between Roodeval and Heilbron. ethuen's -march upon the latter place eems somewhat in the nature of a move ent for the relief of Ciolville. The only ritish officer left at Roodeval appears to e the doctor in charge of the hospital, which is full of wounded, What has happened to the troops imme liately north of Roodeval is atill a matter for conjecture. Today's dispatches reveal the situation Is far more serious than any one imagined. Premier Sehreiner to Resign, The ministerial caucus at Cape Town has esulted unfavorably to Premier Schreiner, nly ten supporting him, and Mr. Schret nr has given notice of his intention t~o re sgn, The question at issue is that Mr. Sehrel er shall reduce immediately the punish(.ng f the colonial rebels and indemnifying the overnment for acts committed jinder mar ial law.__ A Cape Town dispatch to the Times says: It is impossible to say wheLlher Mr. chreiner will manage to form a coalition iistry with the co-operation of Mr. Rose nnes and possibly 'even Gordon Sprigg,' r whether Sir Alfred Milner will intrutiS he task to Sprigg." There is no further word of General Dul er's pr'ogreS. Reports from Maseru, Ba utland, June 9, sayt the Boers around Picksburg refuse to surrender, and severe ighting is expected, though a dispatch of Jue- o n-- Ilem-o-l-t which I- only a