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W. J. Bryan Accuses Republicans of Great Wickedna3S. SPEECH AT AUBURN, NEBRASKA Makes a Plea for Election of G. W. Berger. TALKS OF THE FILIFIXOS Al'Bl'RN. Neb. August 22.?W. J. Bryan brK?n :it an early hour with what he ex pected to be a busy day. The first meet ing was at S:.y? o'clock (his morning here in the court house grounds. A light rain was falling, but a good-slaed crowd was present, including cuiuy la-lies. All the Bju-eehes of tlie day were planned to be made in the first congressional district, which was represented by Mr. Bryan in ^ Congress, and which, since his retirement, ? has been represented by a republican mem ber. He made a plea far the election of G. W. B< rger. the democratic candi?iate for the , ofi're of national representative, and asked j for the support of the whole democratic i ticket. Comparing the government to a corporation, he said ihat all citizens were stockholders. As such, they owed it to j themselves to look after tbe conduct of the directors of the corn, ration. He charged i th republican a lminis! a:i' n?the govern- i men! directors with deceit in all its poll- ; ci? s. This ili '"ii n. he said. had hi en ? p .ictieed in rtga-d to he financial system, j th ? trusts ar.d the foreign policy of the I c- nntry. He charged the repub'ican party with the inten'ii 11 of fastening a national debt upon the people, lb- .U voted hint-elf especially to the enlargement of the army, saying that if "we could ;a'<e the Philip- , pine Islands we could subject any weak : people." The republican party was building its pol- j Icy upon the plea that "might makes ritrht." They were asserting that the finan cial question was this year the paramount j is.-ue only bee mse the republican party re garded the dollar of more consequence than the man. He dwelt upon liberty as a God given right, saying that the Filipinos were as much enti'ied to it as we are. In promising them a good government we art* only promising what kings promised un ler similar circumstances. We have, he asserted, no title to the Philippine Islands according to the Declaration of Indepen dence. In the first place, Spain had no title, and in the second place, we cannot buy people. Already more had been spent In the way of treasure in the Philippines, to say nothing of blood, than the profits of traJo with those islands would bring for | many years. The flag had been hauled j down in Mexico, and the Mexican people w t re better off with their own government than they would be with an American car pet bag government In that country. Mr. Bryan said, referring to alleged re publican inconsistencies: Llkrim McKinlcj to Cleveland. "You republicans who were shouting yourself hoarse when McKlnley said, in l??l. that Mr. Cleveland was trying to make money the master and all things else the servant?did not It take you several I days to come around and hurrah for Mc- | Kinley when he followed in the footsteps 1 and did the same things that Cleveland ' hail done? You republicans who said that 1 the greenbacks saved the country when j both gold ar.d silver left it. did not it take you several days to turn around and ad- ! v cate the retirement of the greenbacks? You republicans who were boasting that j the party was paying off the national debt, < did not it take you some time ?to turn I around to that position where you could say that a permanent debt Is a good thing? t " You republicans that used to denounce ! the trusts in the most vigorous language j cMd not it take you some time to turn around where you could say that there are good and bad trusts, and that Ihe good trusts are those which contribute mont ! liberally to the campaign fund? And don't j you think that some of you republicans are i in a position where you are not going to ! turn anj more? You republicans, who lor y?-ars have been boasting of the Fourth of i July that we had a country which did not j n? ed a large standing army and did not , have to have a large military establishment j h~re as they have In Kurope. don't you | think you will refuse to turn when the re- : publican party wants an army which is four times as large as when the republican administration was ejected in 1800? You republicans who used to brag of this?are 1 you not a little afraid that now you cannot J turn over and make your opinions conforr# to the republican policy when you find that the expanse of the army in a single year is half as much as the entire amount fp'-nt on the education of all the children I11 the Cnitcd States, are you willing to enter upon this career of militarism? Fear* Increane of Array. "When we talk about Increasing the size 1 of the army they say it is all buncombe, I and say "what ;s lOO.ooo men in a coun try like this?' I will tell you that 100,000 m^n compared with the situation when the republican party got into power Is four times as big an army as existed then, and when you oefend the increase of four times the size of the army In the last four yaers, four years from now. you can with pro pr et\ s iv that we will have an army of > 4"'!,?*.*? if you have an imperial policy. The same -pirit that carries you to the "Philip pine Islands will lead you into other places nrnl ni'k you hold :he!r people and make them subjects against their will. The i s ime sprit of militarism and imperialism th it carried you to the Philippine Islands will carry you wherever you can find a pe pie weak en ugh to be whipped by the I nited Slates. The doctrine of imperial ism is the doctrine of the bully and the j coward. It is the doctrine which takes 1 people under the pretense that you are taking them for their good, and you reach your hands in their pockets and rob them wriile you are taking them. Republicans. I y.-ur papers tell you that the Filipinos are eavag'.s; you dare not say it because you do not arm savages ami turn them out to tight people. They say that ve cannot haul d iwn th" flag in the Philippines once It is raised there. "Even 1 ins administration does not find anv trouble or difficulty In hauling down the flag In Alaska. I suppose they contend that In a cold climate you can haul It down, but that you cannot In a hot climate. The American flag represents the purpose of the American people. Nobody can haul our flag down against our wish, but the American people have the right to put It up where they want and to take it down where they desire. FImk the I'eople'n Servant. ?The flag Is the servant of the nation; the people are not the servant of the flag. If that Is .true how are you going to bring the American troops back from Pekln. They planted the American flag there. I want the American flag to come down from the Phil ippine Islands In order that the flag of a republic might rise in Its place. I would rather that we have two flags representing two repub'ics than one representing an em pire. If any republican says that we can not take It down In the Philippines I want to remind that republican that our flag floats In Cuba and the republican President promised to haul down the flag in Cuba as soon as the Cuban flag is ready to raise in Its place." Bryan's Train Delayed. TECUMSEH, Neb., August 22.?The train bringing Mr. Bryan from Auburn to this place was an hour late, and he was com pelled to cut short his stay in order to fill other engagements. In the course of his brief remarks, Mr. Bryan related that he had made his first Fourth of July speech In this, Johnson county, twelve years ago "When 1 concluded," he said, "two men came to me and asked me whether I was a democrat or republican, but they don't have to do that any more. When a man makes a speech on the Declaration of Inde pendence they know he is not a republi can. .Mr Bryan left Tecumaeh immediately alter his speech for a twenty-mile drive across the country to Pawnee city, where he spoke late in the afternoon. Chriia|irali? Starts I |> the Bay. CAPK HENRY. Va.. August 22.?United Sta'es tug with training ship Chesapeake ptu-sed up the bay at 10 a.m. MR. PECK HAS NOT ACCEPTED. Holds Decoration Given Him by France In Abeyance. PARIS. August 22.?Regarding the accu sation that he violated the Constitution in accepting the decoration of grand offi cer of the Legion of Honor, tendered him in behalf of the French nation, Ferdinand W. Peck, the commissioner general of the I'nlted States at the Paris exposition, said today: "I was especially careful not to make a formal acceptance of the same when pre sented to me by M. Delaunay Belleville (di rector general of the exposition), in behalf of President Loubet. I stated to him that I had not examined the laws of the T'nited States on the subject and that, while great ly appreciating the honor. I couhi not make a formal acceptance at the present time." Mr. Peck has received the decoration, possession of which he still holds pending advices from Washington. The Paris edition of the New York Times says over ninety applications for the dec oration of the Legion of Honor have been made by the American commission, which is twice as many as made by any other foreign commission. A list was furnished to the French authorities, on their invita tion. for each foreign commissioner to rec ommend such members of his staff as he deemed worthy of the cross. Mr. Peck's list included Mrs. Potter Palmer. Mrs. Dan lei Manning and Michael H. de Young, pro prietor of the San Francisco Chronicle, from the national commissioners; the di rectors of the various United States sec tions and their assistants, and most of the Important American exhibitors. The appli cations for Mesdames Palmer and Manning were refused. In this connection the Paris edition of the Times says: "Either thip is a measure of precaution, in view of ihe jealous uproar which It would create among French women of note who have been denied the honor, or, per haps. it Is owing to certain social rival ries." ELECTRIC CAR Jl'MPS TRACK. Five Person* Seriously Injnreil on Cleveland Snbarhan Line. CLEVELAND, Ohio, August 22.?An elec tric car on the Cleveland and Chagrin Fails suburban line was wrecked early to day near Chagrin Falls, the crew and twelve passengers being cut and badly bruised. Five persons were seriously in jured. The accident was caused by a brok en brake rod. The car jumped the track on a sharp curve while running at a high rate of speed. The trusks broke and the car plunged over on its side. Those most seri iously Injured are: John Young, conductor. Chagrin Falls, badly injured about the head. Miss Rathburn, Newburg, Ohio, right arm and shoulder injured. Mrs. M. G. Melee, Chagrin Falls, head and shou'ders injured. Mrs. Walter Barrows, Chagrin Falls, cut and bruised about the head. C. H. Hubbell. Chagrin Falls, cut and bruised about head and shoulders. Fortunately the car struck a trolley pole of speed. The trucks broke and the car hare gone down a steep emtwnkraent. Had this occurred a number of lives would have undoubtedly been lost. Drop in Price of Coffee. NEW YORK. August 22.?J. N. Jarvle of Arbuckle Brothers, said today that th& re cent reduction in coffees was not sign'llcaut. It was due. he said, to trade duKness and lower prices for green coffee. Vest Maker* Win Tbelr Strike. NEW YORK. August 22.?The vest mak ers In this city have won their strike lor the union scale of wages and the ten-hour work oay. The strike affected 2.000 men, women and girls. Chamberlain's Daughter Wed*. BIRMINGHAM, August 22.?Ethel, a daughter of Joseph Chamberlain, was md> ried today to Whitmore Richards, a lawyer ol London. Chefoo-Taku Cable Open. NEW YORK, August 22.?Announcement was made by the cable companies today that the Chefoo-Taku cable is now open, but that telegrams are taken at senders' risk. Taku is now joined to Tien Tsin by a military telegraph, but an international line Is In the way of construction, and will be opened soon for business. Service be tween Pekin and Sian-fu is suspended. Call for ChicaKo Divine. CHICAGO. August 22.?Rev. W. J. Mc- ; Caughan, pastor of the Third Presbyterian Church. Ashland boulevard, has been given a call to St. Enoch's Church, Belfast, the largest Presbyterian church in Ireland. The salary suggested is a year and i the usual sustenance fund. Rev. Mr. Mc Caughan has not yet made up his mind i whether to accept. Death of Thomas Green. PHILADELPHIA, August 22.?Thomas j Green, formerly proprietor of Green's Ho- ; tel. in this city, who was well known to traveling men throughout the country, died j at his residence here last night. He was about seventy years old, and retired from ; the hotel business in this city several years ago, but was, up to the time of his death, j interested in a large hotel in Atlantic City. : W. A. Clark Bay* a Railroad. LOS ANGELES, Cal., August 22.?From an authoritative source It is learned that ! W. A. Clark, the wealthy mine owner of j Montana, has purchased a one-half inter- ? est In the Los Angeles Terminal railway. ' It is further stated that the owners of the t Terminal would begin at once on an ex- i tension of the road to San Bernardino, and thence to Salt Lake City. Three Trainmen Killed ia Wrerk. NEW YORK, August 22.?Last evening's wreck on the New York and Harlem rail road at Kensico caused the death of three trainmen. Wm. Lauterbach. engineer; Hen ry Cassidy, tireman, and Wm. Abriel, brakt man. Several persons reported a3 missing have been found. A coroner's investigation will be made to determine the cause of the wreck. Steamship Arrivals. At New York?Majestic, from Liverpool. At Southampton?Lahn, from New York for Bremen. Chariced With Stealing; $!100,000. LONDON, August 22.?C. J. Joss, a for mer clerk of Parr's Bank, accused of steal ing about $:UJO,?XRt from the bank in Janu ary. 1SU0, has been committed for trial. He was caught passing a ?5 note. DauKkter* of St. Georee Meet. CHICAGO, August 22.?Daughters of St. George opened their sixteenth annual con vention with an informal reception at the Saratoga Hotel. Forty-flve members of the order, representing lodges In many states, were present and more are expected. This evening there will be a public recep tion to grand lodge officers. The organization has 125 lodges and more than 15.UUO members. Remains of Dlllwln Parrlsh. NEW YORK. August 22.?Alfred Steu ning. a passenger on the Majestic, which arrived he<re today, brought with him the body of Diliwln Parrish, who died a year ago at Chatel Guyon, Puy de Dome, France. After his death Mr. Parrlsh's body was taken to London, where It was buried tn the Brompton cemetery. It is being brought to this country for interment at Philadelphia, where the widow resides. Wife af Bishop Grant Dead. ATLANTIC CITY. N. J.; August 22.?Mrs. FloridaT3#ant, wife of Bishop Grant of the A. M. E. Church, is dead at her summer residence here. Mrs. Grant became sud denly ill and unconscious last Saturday and remained in the latter condition until her death. Bishop Grant was in Indianapolis when she was taken 111, but rcached home before she died. Mrs. Grant .was born in Jacksonville. i'prlslnjc In Cnrea. YOKOHAMA. August 22.?An official dis patch from Corea says a thousand rebels have attacked Song-Ching. burning the gov ernment buildings located there. _ J. P. JONES LOYAL TO BRYAN CHAIRMAN OP DEMOCRATIC COM. MXTTBB DB3IIS9 RINORS. Also Dcclarci That Senator Teller Hu Not Gone Buck to the Re publican Ranks. CHICAGO. August 22.?At democratic na tional headquarters today Senator Jones, chairman of the national committee, said: "I see a story printed in the newspapers this morning to the effect that Senator John P. Jones has followed Senator Stew art into the republican camp, and that Senator Teller of Colorado is showing the greatest indifference?to the Bryan cause. I happen to have some definite information concerning this matter and I pronounce both reports absolutely without any foun dation. "Senator J. P. Jones has been entirely con sistent in his views and actions for twen ty-flve years and he is heartily enlisted in the light for the democratic party and for Mr. Bryan this year. We rely upon him implicitly. "As for Senator Teller, we are in con stant correspondence with him and I can say that there is not a man at national headquarters or in the democratic party who manifests greater solicitude for Mr. Bryan's election and who has worked hard er to accomplish It than has Senator Teller. These stories undoubtedly ema nated from republican pourcee. but I am at a loss to understand why the republi cans should, at one and the same time, de clare that the one great Issue in this cam paign is the silver question and also give out that all the old silver leaders are com ing over to the republican party 'because there is no silver issue." " Senator Jones also said: "I notice a report that Mr. Carnegie is going to return from Scotland and make some speeches for Bryan and Stevenson. This information was given out by the Anti-Imperialist League at Boston. I have no personal knowl?Klge of the matter what soever. It may or may not be true. There has been no communication with Mr. Car negie on this subject on the part of the democratic national committee." ? ? ? NIRPHV GOES TO 5iEW YORK. Ex-Senator Says He Will Help Elect W. J. Bryan. NEW YORK. August 22.?Former United States Senator Edward Murphy came to this city today and announced that he would remain until the end of the cam paign. He made his headquarters at the Hoffman House, whence, it has been said, he intends to look after state politics Inde pendently of the state democratic commit tee. His first caller was Richard Croker, who. after a consultation with the ex senator, gave out the following statement: "It is not true that Senator Murphy is going to establish state headquarters In this city. I said two years ago that I rec ognized Senator Murphy as the political leader of this state, and I still claim that he is the leader. As the political leader of the state he is going to establish himself in the Hoffman House. "He will meet his friends here. Senator j Hill would have it apptar that I am trying to be state leader. I never claimed to be | state leader. I always recognized Murphy as state leader." After Mr. Croker had made this state ment Murphy .said: "I am here to co-operate with the state committee in the election of William Jen- f nings Bryan. I have done it for the last f twenty years or more. I am going to stay 1 here until the end of this camjiaign." CO.WICTKD OK COl XTERFEITIXG. Bartholomew Ruello, an Old Of fender, liandetl at l.ast. PHILADELPHIA. August 22.?Bartholo mew Ruello, an Italian, who has been on trial in the United States district court I during the past two days, was today found I guilty of making, having in his possession ; and passing counterfeit silver dollars. Sen- ; t? nee was deferred pending the disposition of a motion for a new trial. According to the secret service men, Ru- ] ello has been engaged In the counterfeiting ' business over fifteen years. Operative Burns, who is in charge of the secret serv ice force in this district, says Ruello Is one of the most expert counterfeiters ever run J d<.wn In this country, and that he was en- ; gaged in the same unlawful practice in I Italy before coming to this country. It Is on record that he was first arrest- j ed in this country in New York in IHSit, j charged with passing a counterfeit &> bill, ! but a conviction could not be secured on the evidence. It Is charged that Ruello. has in his time made and put into circu lation ?2l)O.UU0 worth of bogus money. Though Ruello came to this city shortiy after his acquittal In New York, clues did not lead to him until last month. He made it difficult to find him. the detec tives claim, because he never passed any of the bad money himself, but employed Other Italians for that work. The arrest of one of these led to Ruello's apprehension, on .July 25, and the finding of a counterfeiting outfit at his home. Then the former confessed and his testi mony was the principal evidence given against the prisoner. WISCOMSIS DEMOCRATS MEET. State Convention llculnn ItM Session nt Milwaukee Today. MILWAUKEE. Wis., August 22.-The democratic state convention for the nomi nation of a full state ticket was called to I order in Pabst Theater by State Chairman George W. Peck at noon today. Profuse decorations of the national colors were scattered about the theater. A huge pic ture of W. J. Bryan draped In national colors was placed on the front of the stage. Clark L. Hood of Lacrosse was temporary chairman. He spoke at some length. At the conclusion of his speech committees were appointed on credentials, permanent organ ization and resolutions, and recess was taken until 2:3?l p.m. YOITSEY CASE POSTPONED. Defendant's Health Too Poor to Stand Trial. GEORGETOWN. Ky.. August 22.?Judge Cantrill today being satisfied that Henry Youtsey Is not in proper physical condition to stand trial for alleged complicity In the Goebel murder, continued the case until the next term of coi'rt. Owing to illness in the family of one of the attorneys for Combs, Whlttaker and Davis, those cases also were postponed to the October term. It was so ordered, and the accused wiil be admitted to ball In the sum of $3,000 each. ? ? ? CAUL SMITH DEAD. He Was the Deilgner of the Sherman Statae. COPENHAGEN, August 22.?Carl Rohl Smith, the sculptor of Washington, died here today of Brlght's disease. To Mr. Smith had been given the honor and distinction of erecting the granite and bronze statue of Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, now in course of construction, op posite the south front of the treasury. Mr. Smith's design was accepted In May, 1K90, by representatives of the government and the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, forming a commission to decide the Im portant question. Of numerous design^, submitted four were chosen as prise mod els from whk-h a final selection was to be made, the other three being the work of P. W. Bartlett of Paris, J. Massey Rhlnd of New York and C. H. Niehaus of New York. Peastoa Agest at Louisville. The President has appointed D. R. Col lier United States pension agent at Louis ville, Ky.. to succeed Gen. Leslie Comb.% who resigned to become chairman of the state republican committee. Mr. Collier was adjutant general of the stats during Gov. Taylor's Incumbency. ? s ? Meeting of Appraisers. In the matter of tbe proposed widening of Columbia road and 16th street, the Jury of appraisers met at the city hall late this afternoon and, assisted by counsel, proceed ed with the examination of witnesses rela tive to tbe value ot the property involved. HILL AND CROKER The Tammany Chieftain*! Hard Proposition. IH THE STATE ? j A Desperate 1-igfit to Maintain His S^jp?jmacy. COLER ONLY AN INCIDENT Special TMBpntch to The Evening Star. NEW YORK. August 2i-R1chard Croker, if report be true, will "stack up" against the hardest proposition to maintain his leadership this fall be has ever had to en counter. It may Instated almost posithqply that he has broken with the vast moneyed interest* which he served during the life of the lat>e Roswell P. Flower. He now be gins a political fight In which his leadership and the influence of his organization in local and state politics are at stake. The fight In the democratic party, In which the nomination of Controller Coler for governor is only an incident, is the most momentous since Tilden measured swords with Tammany. Stripped of every influence save Tammany's vote and patron age. Croker begins his battle with a bold attack on the moneyed interests that have heretofore been behind him. Proposition to Wooil. At Saratoga, Sunday, it is said, he asked Eugene D. Wood of Albany to prevent Hill's election as a delegate to the state convention. To his amazement Wood re fused and intimated that Albany county would send a Hill delegation to the con vention. When Croker heard that he real ized that Hill had outgeneraled him by patching up a truce with the group of democratic capitalists which had formerly opposed him because of his aversion of Grover Cleveland. "I have had no dealings with Wood, tald Croker in his rage. "He is the paid lobbyist of corporations and insiirance companies and tells what he does for them. I regard him as a tit subject for the dis trict attorney of Albany county." When Croker gets angry and begins to abuse people he is hit hard. It was so during the mayoralty campaign. In this case the man attacked is a member of the democratic club and has heretofore been the boon companion of the Tammany leaders. His political associate In Albany is An thony N. Brady, the capitalist. Mr. Wood is the legislative and political representa tive of big corporations. His intimacy with the Tammany leaders was based on this fact; he dealt with Tammany as the representative of the Traction, Telephone, Gas and Electrical Companies of Greater New York. Croker's attack on him means the severance of .political fo-llowship be tween Tammany and these interests. William C. Whitney is the leader of these interests, and is stated that a few days ago Mr. Whitney fntaned an alliance with Hill for the overthrow of Croker. Shrehan Mm With Hill. William C. Sbeehan;:who stole Erie coun ty from Croker as a preliminary to his re entrance to state politics, arranged the al liance between Hill aad the democratic cor poration interests of the state. He said the day foi owing the meeting of the state ^ committee: "The fight ort'Crokw has just begun. In- j fluences are at Work which will put an cnd to his bossism in state and city politics. Croker's break with Eugene Wood shows just what Sheehnn meant. The former lieutenant governor is the representative in the Hill-Sheehah-CoW combination of Will iam C. Whitnev, Thomas K. Kyan, Hugh J Grant. Anthonv Brady- Thomas F. Cum mir.gs and the Flower e*t;?te. The political program of the combination is the nomina tion of Coler frit* governor, which means the control of the state party machinery, the overthrow of Tammany by voles of the vast army of employes in the Whitney in tt?r,?sts combined with the independent and anti-Tammany democratic vote of New York, the election *of an anti-Tammany mayor of Greater New York In li*?l and the nomination of David B. Hill for Presi dent in Coler is only an incident of Hill s great fight for political supremacy. He was trained for pr-litlcs by Hill, and has turned out a most available candidate for rallying the better elements of the democratic par ty for the assault on Tammany. BrailiM His Extremity. It is said ^hat Croker realized his ex tremity before he left Saratoga. He brought Senator Grady and Augustus Van Wyck away with him. The former was dri pped ofT at Albany to call on Judge D. Cady Herrlck and persuade him to accept the nomination for governor. The justice, a Grover Cleveland demo crat, who carried Albany county against Hill until a reoent primary, It Is claimed by the Hill people, refused to see the Tam many representative, and on learning his mission made a public refusal to stand as a candidate. Augustus Van Wyck. it is aM-umed. was brought down to carry a , message of conciliation to Coler in the j event that he could not persuade the con troller to withdraw from the race in the interests of harmony. The controller dined with Judge Van Wyck and Bridge Commissioner Shea at the Brooklyn Club Monday, but it Is said the Tammany representative made no im pression on him. Controller Coler refused to talk politics. His friends are fighting for h'm in the open, and work has begun to carry the primaries for him in Brooklyn, while it is thought that the efforts of John C. Shee*an will give him several delegates in the state convention from the borough of Manhattan. Late Army Order*. Captain Charles C. Ballou, 12th Infantry, has been ordered to Fort Slocum. N. Y., to accompany recruits to the Philippines, where he will Join his regiment. Leave for one month and ten days has been* granted Brigadier General titzhugh Lee, U. S. V. Acting Assistant Surgeon A. F. Higgins has been relieved from duty in the de partment of California, and ordered to re port for duty with troops destined for the Philippines. Captain H. A. Shaw, assistant surgeon, has been relieved from duty at the Pre sidio of San Francisco, and ordered to Nag- > asaki Japan, tot dut* at the general hoa nital to be established there. ' Major George,; Andiews. assistant adju tant general . has been relieved from duty in Cuba and ordered to this city for duty In the office of the adjutant g?neral. First Lieutenant Wit E. Richards, assist ant surgeon, has been relievod from duty at Plattaburg barracks. N. ?., and ordered to Fort Ontario, N. <Y.. to relieve Acting Assistant Surgeon G. M. Bradfleld, who will proceed to Philadelphia for annulment of his contract. Captain O. C" Hori^.y. ordnance depart ment has been ordered to make one visit and one visit erfph ?*.ek during September and October, tfoffl Springfield armory, Mass, to Hartford. Conn., to Inspect ord nance' material #a prpcess of manufacture thMajor Frank "Heath, ordnance depart ment has been ordered to the proving grounds. Sandy? Hoo* N. J., to obtain in formation for the ordnance department. Hanaa Beath Report. The War Department has received the following cablegram from Havana: "Death report. 10th to 2t)th?Manxanille, 11th, general prisoner, Harvey Childs, murdered. Morro Castle, lrtth, general prisoner, John J. Kenney, pernicious ma l&ria. v "SCOOT, Adjutant General "In absence Division Commander." roarth-CIaM Postmasters. The following fourth-class postmasters were appointed today: New York?Hollywood, Henry Day; Sea wanhaka, W. C. Meanc; I'nion Grove, J". E. Hanmer. Pennsylvania?Dunn's Station, A. E. Ful ton; Osceola, Augustas Smith: Scott Ha ven. John Johns; Silver Creek, S. A. Will 0 VESSEL IN QUARANTINE CAPT. CrSHUfQ MEETS SCHOONER WITH SKAIXPOX ABOARD. Letter Prom Commander of Rmuo Cutter Ruth, Dated at Dntok Harbor, Alaska. Capt. Shoemaker, chief of the revenue cutter service, has received a Ion* and in teresting letter from Capt. Cushing of the revenue cutter Rush. It Is dated at Dutch Harbor. Alaska, July 19, and Is as follows: "On the I7th, as we were ready to start out on a cruise again, the surgeon reported a case of smallpox on a schooner from Nome to Seattle that he had boarded. This vessel had fifty-four passengers and seven of a crew on board. As prompt action was necessary, I Immediately marked out a quarantine station at Hog Island, Captain's Harbor, a point some five miles from here (this island is uninhabited and good water can be obtained on it). "I then went on board the schooner my self, taking with me our own surgeon and the marine hospital surgeon, a young man who had just arrived the day before at Dutch Harbor, hoisted our quarantine flag on the schooner, saw the patient, who had then broken out with the disease all over his face, and ordered the master to take his vessel to the quarantine grounds. After the doctors had vaccinated every one on board the master took the vessel to quaran tine, where she is now, had a tent put up for the patient on the island, bedding and a stove put in and one of his fellow passen gers, who had studied medicine, volunteered to take care of him. "The marine hospital surgeon has taken hold of the case now, and when we return from our cruise, if the man is better and there is no further spread among the rest we will release him. The Daiiarer Incurred. "I think I did right in taking hold of this case. It will never do for the smallpox to get among the natives, for it would wipe them out of existence and paralyze this place for a time as a coaling statton. Then, again, it would have been inhuman to send the schooner to be at sea at least thirty days, crowded with people, have the disease break out. maybe take off the mas ter and mate and leave her helpless. "The marine hospital doctor is in a bad . hospital not ready, no medicines, and '? some time before they do arrive. .J J1'3 re(luest. I have today supplied him with what medicines he requires, with ?.-ie understanding they will be returned when his arrives. "This is only so we will not be short, as every place we stop there is a constant requisition for our medicines and surgeon* both on vessels and on shore. As the sea son advances and the crowds flock out of Nome they are going to have many in fected vessels arrive here, and it will re quire constant vigilance to keep it from getting on shore. The only thing l* that when the cutter is away everything be comes chaos, the orders from her being the only ones people pay any attention to in this country. Whaling Bark in Distress. "While we were busy with our smallpox vessel the master of the whaling bark Gay head came to see me. he having put in here in distress, with half his crew ill, second mate dead, two others dying. As the marine hospital surgeon was too busy, sent our own surgeon to his assistance, who treated eighteen cases of different diseases, some very serious. The same night took the Rush alongside of the American ship Jnbi-z Howe and towed her in to the N. A. C. t'o.'s dock. The coal supply was about exhausted on shore and the Howe arrived with 2,01)0 tons, just in time. "She was a big ship to handle, drawing twenty-five feet of water, but we brought her in and put her alongside the dock in good shape. The lack of coal here would be a very serious condition for vessels, as everything stops here. Over o.noo tons was taken from here in about three weeks' time. "If nothing of moment turns up by to morrow, will go out to the island again. Machinery still bothering us, and it has kept Howison busj the last two days. Will write you on my return from next cruise. I All well on board and everything right." WANT TO OCCUPY SIDEWALKS. Petition Presented h>- Merchants on Louisiana Avenue. The District Commissioners today re ceived a dek^gatlon of merchants engaged in business on Louisiana avenue between i>th and 7th streets, who presented a peti tion requesting that they be permitted to occupy a portion of the sidewalk in that ! locality for the display of their goods. The j delegation consisted of Messrs. W. H. Mac Knight, J. J. Sinclair, A. H. Tyson, F. Germuller and Charles Erhardt, with At torney Charles W. Darr as spokesman. Mr. Darr stated that the petitioners de sire the privilege of using the space be tween the two existing sidewalks on the south side of Louisiana avenue and the corresponding portions of the sidewalk on the north side. He added that those en gaged in business on Louisiana avenye now suffer much annoyance from the. police for alleged illegal occupation of the sidewalk; that the merchants are continually receiv ing goods, but the police, being unable to distinguish between the. separate deliveries, conclude that the goods they at different times observe on the sidewalk are all of the same lot. The Commissioners received the petition and stated that they would give the repre sentations of the delegation full considera tion and afford such relief as the law and the circumstances will justify. "CARNEGIE STOKV RIDICULOUS." Views of Senator lianna Hewnrdliiff Recent Humor. NEW YORK, August 22.?Senator Hanna today, speaking of the report that Andrew Carnegie had announced himself for Bryan, saiii: "It is ridiculous. I don't believe a word of it." Governor Tanner of Illinois was at na tional republican headquarters today and announced his intention of taking the stump for McKinley. Troops Needed at Shanfrhai. NEW YORK. August 22.?The executive committee of the American Asiatic Asso ciation have received the following cable pram from the American Association of China at Shanghai, and have forwarded '' to the Secretary of State: " "Situation Yangtse valley increasingly critical. Military estimate that 15,000 troops are needed to effectually protect Shanghai. Urge government immediately to send Quota." Admiral Watson at Belfast. BELFAST. August 22.?The harbor com missioners today entertained the officers of the United States cruiser Baltimore at a public luncheon. Responding to the toast of his health. Rear Admiral Watson said he personally rejoiced at the extreme friendliness between Great Britain and the United States. Boy's Arm Brokea. A small boy named Harry Rlggen fell, about 3 o'clock this afternoon. In the vi cinity of llth street and Pennsylvania ave nue and broke his arm. Policeman OrianI had him conveyed to the Emergency Hos pital. Dowitown Thermometer Records. The standard thermometer at Affleck's today marked 76 at 9 a.m., 77 at 13 noon and 83 at 2 p.m. The Rescue at Petcin. Prom the Chicago Journal. The gratifying news Is received that the legations have been relieved by the allied troops. The sword having accomplished that much, diplomacy will take up the broken thread, and try to settle the questions that have sprung up during the last two months. In this pacific work the United 8tates will be prominent. Thus far our State Department has committed no errors. Its excellent handling of every phase of the sttuatlon has strengthened the admin istration before the country more than ail Its newspaper organs and hired orator* could do in a long campaign. OSSTRICTED CROSSINGS. Ameataeat XaklM KegaUtloM Ap ply Aiywhtn la District. Complaint waa mad* to the District Com missioners some tlma ago of the alleged obstruction of the Bennlng road at Its crossing with the Pennsylvania railroad by freight cars of the company named. The complaint was referred to the police au thorities of the ninth precinct, and was Anally reported upon by MaJ. Sylvester, chief of police. MaJ. Sylvester Informed the Commissioners that there ia no law nor police regulation prohibiting the obstruction of crossings in the county portion of the District. It appears, he says, that the vast business conducted by the Pennsylvania railroad, and the shifting incident thereto, brings the freight trains pretty close to gether. so that at times those who want to cross the tracks are caused much delay. The officer on duty in the vicinity of the crossing has often had freight trains broken In two in order that delays may not be prolonged. MaJ. Sylvester concluded with the declaration that It would be well in his opinion If a regulation were made reciting the length of time railroad trains would be permitted to obstruct the District highways outside of the city proper. Capt. Gaillard, the acting Engineer Com missioner, has approved the recommenda tion of Capt. Newcomer, assistant to the Engineer Commissioner, that section 30 of article 10 of the police regulations be amended by striking out the words "no street crossing" and substituting therefor the words "no highway or road crossing in the District of Columbia." This change would prevent the county roads being ob structed by trains for a longer period than five minutes. The proposed amendment will probably be acted upon at the next meet ing of the board of Commissioners. _ illKKOWN MAM'S BODY FOIWD. Jury Unable to Determine the Cause of Ilia Death. The dead body of an unknown colored man was found near Marr's station, on the Ches apeake Beach railroad, five miles from the District line, about noon yesterday. He had several wounds on his head, but be yond that there was nothing to indicate the manner of his death. While it was believed the man was murdered and his body thrown on the railroad tracks, it is possible that a passing train killed him. Justice of the Peace James Sears, acting ?as coroner, summoned a jury of inquest and the twelve citizens of the county heard the little evidence that could be obtained. He had been seen hanging about the station for three or four days. He was a stranger in that section, and those who noticed him thought his mind was affected. The jury decided that his death resulted from injuries received In a manner un known. The body was buried at the ex pense of the county. It is thought that the man had lived in this city. HOI SB Of DETEJtTIOJf. Instructions for Its Formal Opening Tomorrow Morning. In pursuance of instructions from Major Syivestor, superintendent of police, the hous? of detention, on 18th street between E and F streets northwest, will be open for business tomorrow morning at 8 o'clock. There will be no ceremony other than that Detective John Gallagher, who today retires from the detective force, and will tomorrow become a sergeant on the metropolitan police force, will at the hour named lake charge of the building and its equipment in the name of the District. Mr. Henderson's Letter. A letter from ex-Scnator J. B. Henderson, who was to have presided over the anti imperialist congress at Indianapolis, had he been able to get there, has been given out for publication. He says in this letter that our government is rapidly changing its form. "The United States is no longer ! a republic." he says. "Two wars?one j against the Philippines, the other against j China?are being waged by the President without any constitutional sanction. The Russian emperor claims no greater power than that which is exercised, almost with out protest, by an American President." He proceeds to denounce the war In the Philippines, and says that, with no warrant of law, American troops are to be placed | under 9l German commander. He reaf firms his hostility to silver, but intimates that It may be best to support Bryan, who might repent his silver theories on finding that the people will not accept them. Shorter Hours of Labor Wanted. Bernard Waters and Thomas A. Ritchie, assistant inspectors of gas and meters tn the District government, have requested the Commissioners, through Dr". S. Calvert Ford, inspector of gas and meters, to shorten their hours of labor by having their office open and close at the same hours ap plying in other departments, from 9 am. to 4 p.m. The matter will be referred to the attorney for the District for an opinion as to whether such action can be taken or not. Fllllne a Vacancy. Mr. D. E. McComb, superintendent of sewers, having been granted leave of ab sence without pay from August 21 to Sep tember 8. Capt. Gaillard, the acting Engi neer Commissioner, has recommended that Mr. O. Li. Ingalls. assistant engineer, be temporarily promoted to fill the vacancy. Property Bequeathed to Sister. By the terms of the will of Rachel A. Garrett, dated June 25, 18S0, and filed this afternoon for probate, the estate is be queathed to her sister, Margaret Elizabeth Garrett, who is named executrix. The will contains the following provision: "As for my brother George, I leave to him a kind and devoted sister. ' Injured by Locomobile. Joseph Pennyfield, a blacksmith, living at 1939 12th street northwest, while riding a bicycle on U street between 11th and 12th streets about 11 o'clock this morning, was run into by a locomobile owned and op erated by Dr. Henry T. Fry. Mr. Penny field was painfully hurt, but not dangerous ly Injured. Sadden Death. Sallie Hill, colored, who lived at No. 3 Hill's court northwest, died suddenly at her home about 9:30 o'clock this morning. The woman was forty-nine years old She became ill in the yard in the rear of her home, and died In a few minuted after being taken Into the house. Coroner Nevitt was notified of her death. Death is believed to have resulted from natural causes, and an Inquest will probably not be held. Baltimore Markets. BALTIMORE, August 22.?Flour quiet and steady, unchanged; receipts, 30,31? barrels; exports, J 10 barrels. Wbeat dull; spot and the month, 70%a 70%; September, TIKaTlVt; (ktober. 72*1 a 731 steauier No. 2 red, 6UaflOV4; receipts, 38,816 bush els; southern by sample, 62a71%; do. on grade, a71%. Corn steady; mixed, spot and tlae month, 43I-.a43%; September, 4AV.a43%; November or l?e '-ember, new or old, 3ya3i)'4; January, 39 asked; st -ami? mixed, 4^a42%; receipts, 70,663 bushels; exports, 51,42V bushels; southern white and yellow corn. 45V4*46. Oat* firm; No. 2 white, 26%a27: No. 2 mixed, 24o24Vfa. Itye nominally steady; No. 2 nearby, 48a4t?; No. 2 western. 90; receipts, 3,399 bushel*. Hay dull; No. 1 timothy, old. $15.80a$l6; new, $14.5Uo$15. Grain freight* dull aud steady, un changed. Sugar, cheese and eggs firm, unchanged. Butter steady; fancy Imitation, 18al9; do. cream ery, 22*23. -?> Government Bonds. Bid. S per cents, registered. 1908-1928.... 100 3 per cents, coupon, 1908-1928....... 109 4 ner cents, registered, 1907 118 4 per ^ts. coupon, 1907 115 4 per cents, registered, 1U28........ 133 4 per cents coupon, 1925 133 5 oer cents, registered, 1904 ll~ 5 per cents, coupon, 1904 11: New 2s 103' Provisions, Grain and Cotton Markets. CHICAGO, August 22.?Grain: Open. High. how. Close. wheat-sept::;;..;.;^ t| ^ ^ Corn-Sept 39% .90% 89% >9% ? Oct am 38% 38%-% 38*-% Oats-Sept 22-% 22 % 21% 21% Oct 22%-% 22% 22 22% CHICAGO, August 22. ?Provision*: Open. High. Low. Close. Pork-Sept 10.80 10.90 10.80 10.9? Oct .... 10.92 10.95 10.90 10.97 l*nd?Seot 6.TO 6.70 4.70 6.70B Oct.......... ft.75 6.75 ft72-75 6.78 Ribs?Sept 6.95 7.00 6.96 7.00A Oct 6.81-90 &KV 6.8T-90 ft (OA NSW YORK, August 22.-Cotton: Open. High. Low. Ctoss. September. 8.79 8.80 8.70 8.71 October f. a87 8.67 SJtt 8.87 December 8.49 8.54 8.42 January. 840 S.W t>42 S3 FINANCE AND TRADE Another Doll Day on New York Stock Exohange. SOME LIFE AT TEE CLOSE People's Gas and Western Union Sold Downward. GENERAL MARKET REPORTS Special Dispatch to The Erenlng Star. NEW YORK. August 22.?The stock mar ket presented no new features this morn lng, dullness was pronounced and neither side seemed to gain any advantage. Lon don prices were lower for a time, but re covered later under reports of rain In the corn belt. Local commission houses had no business and traders were not willing to take the Initiative. The various pools In the market were inactive and seemed to care little for the immediate course of prices. Here and there evidences of oioderate liquidation were to bo seen. Western Union sold ofT under selling of this character, the lots being small, but the sales frequent. People's Gas again showed the presence of contending fact^pns, several attempts being made to force out long stock. Nothing defi nite has been given out by the officials of the company in explanation of the recent attacks except to attribute them to Inter ests Identified with a rival property. The support given the stock at the dec lne was effective and Is expected to continue. The railroad list fluctuated within such narrow limits as to preclude the possibil ity of any pronounced motive for the changes In quoted prices. The routine de velopments were mainly favorable to the properties In this class, but the market was Indifferent to earnings ami prosi>ects. The steady undertone was the most favor able development to be expected under such conditions. Excepting the few pools known to be working In a small way In not more than a half dozen Issues, the market has no de clared leadership. That there is no organization on the part of believers in lower prices is the unusual feature of the present market. Not only ls there no organization, but there Is actual timidity In the matter of short selling. This fact, taken In conjunction with the refusal of the public to sell present holdings, leads to a species of stagnation which destroys the significance of the dally changes In quotations. The market Is described as a "waiting market." but recent events have demonstrated that it Is waiting for men, and not money or Incentive. The events of national and International Importance which have been crowded Into the summer would have made a sufficiently active market had a leader appeared at the opportune mumAit That It Is not a lack of money is demonstrated by the fact that last week's gold shipments, followed by a considerable decrease In the bank re serves, have made no change In the call money rate. The prospect of having the major portion of the loss in cash restored this week has made no impression. It Is even probable that the banks will gain cur rency from the interior In addition to the gold from the Pacific coast and the govern ment disbursements. Politics are discussed every day. and the present dullness Is due, or is attributed, to the uncertainties of November's results. In spite ^of this, commission houses, when forced to express an opinion, say they be lieve in purchases on the declines. The scare is being prepared for. however, and it must either come or perpetuate the dull ness. Neither prospect Is encouraging to run risks, and dullness Is perhaps the lesser evil. The strong box need not be depleted of its holdings, and additions thereto may safely be delayed. An advance from the present level will, If permanent, be pre ceded by ample warning, whereas a decline may come unheralded. There are many reasons for confidence In the better class of securities, but exper ienced bankers are disposed to regard values as being more certain than prices during the next few months. A rally dur ing the final hour was due to scattered buying of a mixed character, the volume being small and without special signifi cance. FINANCIAL AND COMMEHCIAL. Sew York Stock Market. Furnished by W. B. Hlbbs & Co., bankers and brokers, 1410 F st.. members New York stock exchange, correspondents Messrs. La denburg. Thalmann & Co., New York. Open. nigh. Low. Close. American Cotton Oil . A. S. Wire Am. Stee' A Wire ofd_... American *u<rar_ American Tobacco Atchison Atchtaon. pfd Baltimore A Ohio Baltimore A Ohio. pfd.. Brook lynRs old Transit. Cheaapeane A Ohio I... C. C. & St Loom C ncago, 11. A q C.iie. & North western? Chicago Gas ...._ C . M. and St Paul 118*? Chicago, K. I. A Putin?- 10fi% 1<V,% I0G?b 106% Chic., st. r.. a. a o...? ....... Chic. A 6. Western. Colorado Fuel and Iron :H% 34% *4% l+l'i Consolidated Gas 174 175% 174 175% Con. Tobaeco 2i% 26 25^ as Con. Tobacco, pfd. - __.... Delaware A Hadson___ .. . _ f ederal Steel SI3,* :!4% 34 *1% l>eoeral Steel. t>rd 67 67 67 67 General Electric 139 189 138 13* Illinois Centrat_ 117 117 117 117 Louisville A Nashville 71% 71% 71% 71% Meiropolltau Traction.. - - - Manhattan tClevated 92% "J2% 91%4 91% Missouri Pacific 61% fi0% 50% M.. K. A T.. pfd National Lead Co New Jersev Ontral........ 136% 136% 136 136 New fork Central 129% 129* 129% 129% N. V.Ontario A Western Northern l'aclflc. Northern Pacific, pfd. Pacific Mali. Pennsylvania R. K Phila.A Heading. 1st pfd Souther* Pacific ... Southern Railway Southern Railway, pfd. Texas Pacifie Tenn. Coal and Iron limoa Pacific L'niou Pacific, pfd? U S Leather D. 6. Leather, pfd P.S. Rubber? ? _ Wabash. pM 18% 18% 18% 18% Western Cnlon Tai 80% 80% 79% 79*? Washington Stoek Excknnge. Snlee?regular call, 12 o'clock m.?Lanston Mono p.-, 33 at 11%. After call?Capital Traction. So at 102%, 10 at 102%. Washington Gas, 3 at fiS'-i. District of Columbia Bonds.?flk, 1902. 30-yeur funding. 104% bid. 108 asked. 7s, lftul, water ?tock. 102 bid. 3.65s, 1924, funding, 121 hid. Miscellaneous Boods.? Capital Traction 4a, 106% bid, 10?% afked. Metropolitan Railroad 3e, 130 hid. 123 asked. Columbia Railroad Ha. lit) hid. Colum bia Railroad 2d mort. Be. 111% bid, 113 askml. 01 ty and Saburban Railroad 5s. 106 bid, 107 asked. Washington Gas 6a, series A, 115 asked. Washing ton Gas 6s, aeries B, 115 asked. U. S. Electric Light deb. imp. 6e, 104% bid, 106 ssked. TJ. S. Electric Light cert. Intlebt., Qs, 103% bid. Chesa peake and Potomac Telephone Ss, lie hid. Chesa peake and Potomac TeleiJiooe con. 5s, 102% bid, 10SW asked. American Security and Trust 4s, 100 bid. Washington Market 1st Ik, 110 bid. Washing ton Market imp. Si. 110 bid. Washington Market cxtn. 6s, 110 bid. Masonic Hall Aawtclstlon 5s, 105 bid. American Grapkophone deb. Be, 100 asked. Anacoetla and Potomac 5a. 100% bid. National Bank Storks.?Bank of Washington, ado bid, 400 asked. Metropolitan. 625 bid. Central, 200 bid. Farmers and Mechanics', 206 bid. Second. 180 bid. dtlsens', 160 bid. Columbia. 160 bid. Cen tal. 140 bid. Vest End. 110% Wd. 118 asked. Trad ers1. 128 bid. Lincoln. l)0btd. Safe Deposit and Trust Companies.?National Safe Deposit and Trust, 132 bid. Washington Loan and Trust 156 bid, 150 asked. American Security and Trust, 198 bid. Washington Safe Deposit. 70 bid. Insurant* Stocks.? Firemen's, 80 bid. Franklin. 90 bid. Metropolitan. 68 bid. Arlington. 125 hid. lierman-American. 200 bid. National I'niun, 10 bid. Columbia. 10 bid. Kigsa. T bid. 8 asked. People's, 3% bid. Colonial. 104 bid, 115 asked. Commercial, 3% bid. 4% asked. Title Insurance Stocks.?Columbia Title. 4% asked. Washington Title. 4% srk d. District T.Ue. 3% hid. Railroad Stocks.?capital Traction. 102% bid, 102% asked. City and Suburban. 96 asked. Georgetown and TVnleytown. 20 bid. Gas Stocks. -Wasbtnctan Gas. 88 bid. 88% asked. Telepbo.ie Stocks. -Chesapeake aad Potomac. 63 asked. MkK*UsMMis Stocka?Merrenthaler Linotype. 188 bid, 188 asked. Lanston Monotype, 11% bid. 11% American Grapbonhone com., 10% bid, 11% ssked. American Graphonbone prsf.. 11% bid. Prteematlc Gun Carriage, .M bid. Washington Mar ket. 12 bid. Norfolk aad Washington Steamboat. 188 bid 1TB asked.