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No 15,009. WASHINGTON, D. C., FRIDAY,. APRIL 5, 1901-SIXTEEN PAGES. TWO CENTS
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RUSSIA'S NEW PLEDGE
Satisfactory Assurance Given Regard
GRATIfiCATION OF STATE DEPARTIET
The Czar Evinces His Devotion to
Principles of Peace.
IN-TRUCTIONS TO CIIAFFEE
The U'nited States government has re
i ired a commtunication from the govern
1r nt of Russia of unusual importance,
.caring on conditions in China. and par
tieularly those relating to Manchuria. The
document is of such a character as to have
produced a profoundly favorable impres
sinn. and at the State Department it is
lo.'ked upon as the most salutary develop
nttent that has nccur:ed for many months
in the problems of the east. As to the
c xact terms of the communication there is
no official disclosure thus far, although
liter it will doubtless te communicated to
Secretary' Hay rec-iv'd It from Count
'assini last night. and took speedy steps
to lay it before the Presideont. The latter.
is well as the Secretary of State, shared in
the gratification th-t through the devo
ti n of the Empt-.ror of Russia to the prin
.i'h-s of prace a w::v has teen fomutd to
diispose of the (,mpli.i.t tions ox er the Man
4'rian uptestliin atid to bring Rissia into
streng tolrd with --hr othor powers. At
thle l Rs:iaf *'tn nesv t' inft'rltion was
St inb! d :. to the C aJlt'::eitationt. lontt
('.t:sini .ki-:t'g to ib . so.sd tr.m .:l in
Threntenerd crisin tverted.
W\, th-r. is an -tfire ;bsn' of
a: -: thtit" infxrm:iti -n. vet it is i her
St"- 0i .-i ti>-oo iolt to0.
s,^.:i.:.at wat h haver at;n:maad her
thiouo.-I!,,t tt- ";:til. r::tio t of t1h1 I ia, se
--t: 0. -' to M wbunri:. it is ale
clar tih t i r .s r ;.ti.l
in !hi ; r,:, : to, I -: that t inn - toso an
nt- rl part t-f 'hi:m. uia t r ti the
Ru tsi in troops as r. ily as isa. ty w.ould
per nit. This. norove r. it is n iau . ol i in
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re ,:: : :" t h t. notwith tan!r i '- m r- -
ti 1 to t C, . r'y. lut a s in ro sag
tal 'o s urh's. n i in
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tit. t s t .. th) n xc.iti.n . i a ls ar
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b.- },. !:j".A by t " im p~ressi" n 11: ,!, in
th. 'in t . 0il ate rs h,'r. that thy'
tit" 000 Sd -ri is .ovr Manchuria lais I otn
c(4fljoot1 . a.vrted.
Renponiv-e to Mr. Hay's Note.
fo th, bflicials in Washington one- f the
mst gratifying features of Russia's ac
tion is that it is responsive to Secretary
Hay's note "of March 1 last. That note had
pr"vitisly been cmmunicat d to the 0'hi
n"s, mint e r at Washington, and advised
har that the Uritedl States viewed as In
expodi'nt and longero is to. the interoets of
Chi::a th- cant, e i of any private terra
tooi'jl or fanin.j;ul agro-.ment.
A copy of this .o- mmunoication was sent to
the tnit-ol States ambassad r at St. Pe
to0burg. Mr. Cuiarlemagne Tower. and the
Rtuissian amb.tssalor at Washington was
al:o made aware of its contents. While
the note was never addressed directly to
Itis:ia. yet by the foregoing means it came
finly to the attention of the Russian an
th-nities. For a time it was felt here that
son-e ground for irritation might becaus.-d,
bt any such ida has been dispFll ii by
the friendly tone of Russia's present com
'rTre is no disoposition among offleials
itore to exutlt ov-er t he outcomelj but rat her
to give reo-ognitiont to the friendly spoirit
wih-h has animated Russia in dealing with
a sern'us crisis.
Reports From Minister Conger.
Mail advices have been rece'ivedl at the
State Department indited by Minister Con
ge-r be-fore he left Pe-kin 'on his homeward
tripo. These deal at some length with the
negotiations between the ministers of the
lowers, but It Is net deemed Well to pub
lish the details at this time. Howevxer, the
salient feature of the correspondence Is
the disclosure of the diffeulties that have
been entcountered toy the ministers In the
effort to findl common ground for the ar
rangement (of a scheme for indoomnifica
tioon. it appearing that there were as many
prnouects submitted as there were ministers
itn atondlance at the meeting.
There is stiil nto word from Mr. Rrock
htill. oour snoeciail commissioner at Pe-kin.
and the lonpression brexvails that the ne-go
tiations the-re are in such condlition that
it is tnot loessible to make a detinite report
of progre ss.
(Oarrisona in China.
.After the subjet haod hoen well cotnsider
el at the Whit.- Houtse, as well as at the
War Dep-lartmoent, instructions were cabled
to Gc neral Chaff, e last night in reference
to the estaoblishtmont of military garrisons
in China. The- -text of these is withheld.
bout it is stated that theoy are drawn on the
litnos oof the instruc-tions sent to Mr. Con
go r at the time ho' accepted the joint agree
ruoo t.t utnder which the negotiations be
twetn the ministers at Pt-kin were to be
'onducoit-d. It $0) hapkoonedi that In that
caose the resermvations which Mr. Conger
was to miake are locisely the subjects
whioh are now be-fore the military comn
n-at i-rs atiPekin. namely, the destruction
of the Chinese fortitications, and the pro
vision oof armed international posts along
the route from Pt-kin to the sea. General
Chaffee. will, as Indicated In yesterday's
Star, favor the disarmament of the forts
insto-ad oof their destruction, but will not
pairtic-ipate In the establishment of armed
posts. l1e will remain In the conference,
hoowever, exerting his best efforts to amneli
or ate the conditions along the lines indi
GOV. ALI.VS RETI RN.
Espected to Arrise Here Tomnorrow
Glovernor Allen of Porto Rico and hIs
family arrived at Hampton Roads aboard
the Mayflower this morning, and he is ex
pecked to arrive In Washington by steamer
tomorrow morning. So far the governor
has not submitted his resignation, but this
will be done in person when he arrives in
Washington, uniess he can be Induced to
change his plans. The. Mayflower will not
rettarn to Porto Rican waters, but will go
north to be overhauled.
There is authority for the statement that
there will be no change In the office of the
asistant secretary of the navy much be
fore the reassembling of Congress in De
cember next. Mr. Hackett. the incumbent,
who was originally appointed to tIll out the
term of ex-Assistant Secretary Allen March
4 last, has indicated his willingness to re
main In ofice until the reassembling of
Congress: In well-Informed, naval circles
It is said that even In the probable event
of Governor Allen relinquishing his pres
ent office as governor of Porto Rico there
Is not the least likelihood of his' mresuing
the duties of assistant secretary of the
That the report that Governor Allen is
to resign upon his arrival In Washington is
a'edteda i. te s and..s a.nest fro- the
fact that the people of the island are al
ready making representations to the Presi
dent regarding his successor. Wenceslao
Borda. who is chairman of the Porto Rican
commission which recently came to Wash
ington to protest against the Hollander tax
law, has written to the President on be-'
half of the commission suggesting Francis
If. Wilson, the pri sent postmaster at
Brooklyn, N. Y., as a successor to Gov
ernor A llcn. In offering Mr. Wilson's name
to the President Mr. Bonda, who is in New
York, says he is obeying instructions ca
bled to him by the executive committee of
the Merchants, I'lanters and Bankers' As
sociation of Porto Rico.
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WILL SAIL. SUNDAY.
Minister Loomis Due at Hampton
Roads About the 18th.
The State Department has been informed
by Minister Loomis that he will sail from
La Guira on the Scorpion Sunday. This
should bring him at San Juan about Wed
nesday following. and at Hampton Roads
about the Dith instant, if he makes close
connection at San Juan.
Copies of the brief prepared by the War
ner-Quinlan syndicate as the basis for their
proceeding in the high court of Venezuela
against the New York and Burmudez As
phalt Company have been received here.
The brief is substantially the same as that
laid before the State Department by ex
Senator Hiscock of counsel for the Warner
Quinlan syndicate. It was submitted March
21, and the expectation was that the court
would issue the necessary citations to se
cure the appearance of the New York and
Burmudez company within a few days fol
RAILROAD MEN IN CONFERENCE.
New Jersey Central Enployes Want
the Mileage System.
NEW YORK. April 5.-There is a con
ference being held today in this city of
the heads of the national organizations or
railway employes and the chiefs of the or
ganizations of the men employed on the
Central Railroad of New Jersey.
At a secret ennference held yesterday an
invitation was sent by resolution to -C. U.
Warren. second vice president and general
manager of the Central Railroad of New
Jersey, asking him to be present today ani
confer with the labor representatives and
listen to their grievances.
The men are now paid by the day. The
request on the part of the csonductors, en
gineers and firemen and other trainmn is
that the mileage system be subsiituted ani
that 10 miles he adjudged a day's work.
STILL WORKING ON MANIFESTO.
Aguinaldo Takes Great Pains With
Ills Mesnage to Insurgents.
MANILA. April 3. 7:07 p.m.-Aguir.aldo.
csmplsosing his manifesto to the Filipino
peopi'le. spends h.ours consulting a dictien
ary. The manifesto is not yet finished.
Promising gold discoveries are reported
ft eto the Island of Masbate (close to the
southern extremity of Luzon).
The collier Brut s has arrived here from
Guam. and repsorts that the Filipino pris
oners there arc in excellent health.
The investigatio-n into the commissary
scandals is progrssing, and those civilians
implicated the rein wiil soon be tried.
H. G. WILBI R AND WIFE MEET.
flee in Norfolk.
Special Dispiat-h to Ti- i-:cning star.
NRItFOLK, Va., April 5.-There was a
teaching scene in the office of Chief of
Police Vellines here today, when Harry G.
Wilbur, the missing health department
clerk of Washington, met his wife, who
arrived here this morning. accompanied by
her brother and sister and Officer W. T.
Tisser of Washington. Wilbur had been
taken into the chief's office to await his
wife's coming. Later Mr. Wilbur was
taken to a hotel. The entire party returns
t- Washington tonight.
Overwork is given as the reason for Wil
bur's mental trouble.
STEAMER MEXICO ARRIVES.
Brings Big Cargo of Tobacco From
NEW YORK, April 5.-The Ward line
steamer Mexico has arrived from Havana,
where she was detained for more than
two days beyond her usual sailing day in
order to take the earliest advantage of the
new law abolishing the export duty on to
bacco and cigars. Very little tobacco or
cigars were shipped from Cuba during the
month of March, shippers holding back for
April 1, when the export duty was taken
The Mexico, the first ship to sail rom
Havana on April 1, was loaded to her full
est capacity. and brought 13,94 bales of.
tobacco and 1,1K) cases of cigars and
cigarettes, said to be the largest cargo
brought by any one steamer from Havana
to this port.
OPHIR ARRIVES AT ADEN.
Passes the India Coming in With
Lady Curson Aboard.
ADEN, April 5.-The steamer Ophir, with
the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and
York on board, which arrived here today,
received the usual salutes and the cus
tomary official visits were exchanged. The
duke and duchess are in excellent health,
and are thoroughly enjoying their trip.
The Ophir A pril 1 passed the steamer
India in the Gulf of Suez, with Lady Cur
zon, wife of the viceroy of India, on board.
The two steamers exchanged greetings.
SPECTER OF MONROEISM.
Cause. London Sat urday Review to
Indulge in ('riticismi.
LONDON, April 5.-The Saturday Review,
still smarting under the sting of what It
calls "Cleveland's insolent message," dis
cusses the Ame-rican-Ve'nezuelan relations
"We have little sympathy for the Vene
zuelan government, but have the deepest
sympathy with any attempt to arrest ,the
wholesale application of Monroeism that
Is practiced in the United States. It men
aces the legitimate development of Euro-.
pean countries and we have reason to
know It excites the grav'est apprehension
In governing circles in Germagy. It any
case, the irony of the political Nemesis
was rarely more delightfully apparent than
under the present condition of affairs, and
we await developments with no less amuse
ment than Interest."
DENIED BY MR. OSGOOD.
Rumored Sale of Colorado Fuel and.
DENVER, Col., April 5.-"There is abso
lutely no truth In the report that the Colo
rado Fuel and Iron Company is to be ab
sorbed in the steel combination or that the
steel combination will secure practical con
trol of our company." -
That statement was urade bat J. C. Os
good, president of thet Colorado Fuel and
"It would be Impossible for the combina
tion to absorb the company or to secure a
controlling interest witrucut my knowledge,
and I have heard nothlng wrhatever of any
Freaeh Prenmter is Bettea*.
PARIS, April 5.-The condition of M.
Wald. ekt-Rousseau, the premier, shows con
A M'CLELLAN STATUE
The Site to Be Determined on Next
THEE MEMORIAL COMMISSIONS
All Will Hold Sessions in This
ARMY OF POTOMAC ACTIVE
Next Monday three commissioners will
meet at the War Department to pass upon
questions relating to the selection of sites
and designs for memorial statues author
ized by Congress to be erected in this city.
The Grant memorial commission, consisting
of the Secretary of War. Senator Wetmore
and Gen. Granville Dodge; the Sheridan
statue commission, consisting of the Sec
retary of War, Senator Wetmore and Gen.
Barnett of Cleveland, and the McClellan
commission, consisting of the Secretary of
War, Senator Wetmore and Gen. Ruggles,
will hold the meetings.
The Grant and McClellan commissions
will pass upon the location of sites for the
memorials. As stated in The Star hereto
fore, there is a division of public senti
ment upon the question of a site for the
Grant memorial. It has been suggested that
a suitable site would be furnished by the
lot south of the State, War and Navy bild
ing, but there has been some objection to
The McClellan Statue Site.
It has been suggested that the McClellan
statue should be placed in the circle at the
intersection of 'Massachusetts avenue and
Florida avenue northwest. This was origi
nally intended for the Sheridan statue, but
it is not proposed to put the Sheridan
memorial on the reservation opposite the
National Tiheater on Pennsylvania avt nue.
The McClellan site will be finally deter
mined upon at Mondays meeting.
The Sheridan commission will also take
up the question of design for the statue.
Although the appropriation for the pedes
tal was authorized several years ago, a de
sign has not been proffered by the sculptor
chosen to do the work.
Congress, at its last session, appropriated
for the site and pedestal for the \ic21ellin
statue, in a provision of the sundry civil
appropriation bill, as follows:
"For the preparation of a site and the
erection of a pedestal for a statue of the
late Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan, in the
city of Washington, the site to be selected
by and the pedestal erected under the
supervision of the chairman of the joint
committee on the library, the Secretry of
War and the chairman of the McClellan
statue committee of the Society of the
Army of the Potomac, $50,0)0: Provided,
That any part of this sum not required for
the site and pedestal may be used and cx
pendcd for the completion of the statue of
Gen. McClellan: And provided further, That
the statue shall not be located in the
grounds of the Capitol or Library of Con
Meeting of Monument Committee.
A meeting of the McClellan monument
committee of the Society of the Army of
the Potomac was held in New York last
There were present Gen. George D. Rug
gles, chairman: Gen. Lucius B. Warren,
Maj. James B. Horner, Capt. Charles Curie
and Gen. Horatio C. King, secretary. Let
ters of regret from Gens. Franklin, Mc
Mahon, Sewell and Mr. F. Aug. Schermer
horn were read. The chairman also read
letters from Mrs. McClellan and Represen
tative Geo. B. McClellan, approving of the
proposed site on Massachusetts avenue,
this city, if granted by the Commissioners.
The chairman also presented the sundry
civil bill, as passed by Congress, contain
ing the appropriation. General conversa
tion ensued as to the character of statue,
has reliefs, etc., after which Gen. Warren
offered the following resolution:
"That the monument of Gen. McClellan
be an equestrian statue, and that this res
olution be communicated by the secretary
to any commission hereinafter appointed
to execute the work."
The resolution was adopted.
Gen. Warren also offered the following
resolution. which was unanimously carried:
"That the officer in charge of public
buildings and grounds in the District of
Columbia be, and he hereby is, consti
tuted the disbursing and executive officer
for this committee, and that the treasurer,
from time to time, honor the drafts of said
disbursing officer against the McClellan
statue fund as the expenditure thereof
shall be required, said drafts to be ap
proved by the committee.
"That the fund be expended under the
direction of Gen. George D. Ruggles. chair
man of the McClellan statue committee of
the Society of the Army of the Potomac. his
successor or successors, who is authorized
to represent this committee in the expendi
ture thereof, in co-operation with the com
mission appointed by the act of Congress
entitled 'an act making appropriations for
sundry civil expenses of the government for
the fiscal year ending June 30, 1902, and ror
other purposes,' approved March :t, 1901.".
Major Horner moved that the secretary be
reqluested to write a letter to each member
of the committee urging the necessity for
additional subscriptions to the amount of
$20,000 and emphasizing the fact that the
Army of the Potomac is not represented in
Washington by any of its commanders. The
resolution was carried and the committee
TRANSPORTS TO SAIL TO MANILA.
Kilpatrick Goes Today and Other.
Will Foliow Soon.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 5.--The trans
port Kilpatrick will said today, for Manila
with the headquarters and 3d Battali')n of
the 1st Infantry, consisting of Companies
K and L; the headquarters staff and band
an~d Companies I and M of the 11th In
fantry; Company A of the 10th Infantry,
Troop G of the 1">th Cavalry, one assistant
hospital steward and six privates.
The passengers will Include a surgeon's
staff, consisting of ])(ajor Arlington Pond,
Major Robert H. Zaunar, Major Wal
ter Whitney, Capt. Thomas W. Jackaon,
Capt. W. T. Turner, Carl L. Clifford, Vic
tor Emden and Miss Estelle Hine and Miss
Edith Richmond, nurses.
Tomorrow the anlimal transport Aztec is
scheduled to sail for Manila with 472 horses,
The Ohio, now at the Union iron works, is
scheduled to sail April 13, the Logan April
~iand the Warren. .Aprl. 20. Nearly 540
mien are at work on the Warren under rush
orders, and repairs on the -vessel are in
progress day and night in the hope of hay
ing the transport ready to sail on schedule
Si h -S e ng i V r in a
Special DIspatch to The Evening Star. ,
NORFOLK, Va., April 5.--A party of
Forest Glen Seminary teaeciers arrived
here today from Washington! to spend a
week sight-seeing' In southsgt Virginian
Those in the. party, which Is chapetened
by Mrs L . A Fmerson, are: lisses.. M
Tuttle, 0. Maxwell, W. MaBride, C. .Wjj
son, V. Dyelpgs and J. Weaver.
Misses Ashley. Hollingsworth, Hamilton,
Wright, Brand and Rudson of Miss= Somers'
'Behool, Washington, arrived at Old Point
Comfort this moening on a ..eek.s -leas.r
Official Statement Regarding Inten
tions as to AMaoharia.
WILL DCam TDE TERRITORY
Then Quietly Await the Result of
NOTICE TO THE POWERS
ST. PETERSBURG, April 5.-The Official
Messenger today publishes a detailed re
view of the negotiations epndtcted by the
allied powers with the Chinese plenipoten
tiaries at Tien Tsin and Pekin, and of the
negotiations that led to the presentation of
the French draft of peace conditions, which
consisted of twelve points, which are not
The Russian government ej makes the
While anticipating an early bettlement
of the questions affecting the mutual rela
tions between all the powers and Cgina,
the Russian 'governmenLr its part con
sidered it necessary to concern itself with
the establishment of a permanent order of
things in the Chinese tertories along the
borders of which the Russian Asiatic pos
sessions extend for a distance of 8,000
versts (5,300 miles). -
To this end provisional *ritten conditions
for a modue vivendi were agreed upon
first between the Russian military authori
ties and the Chinese governors of three
Special Agreement With China.
"With reference to the institution of a
local civil administration, subsequently,
and after a careful emaisideration of all
the circumstances, the 1)ussian govern
ment drey up the draft of a special agree
ment with China, providing for the grad
ual evacuation of Manchuria, as well as
for the adoption -of provisional measures
to assure peace in that territory and to
prevent the recurrence -f events similar to
those of last year.
Unfortunately, with the object of stirring
up public opinion against Russia, alarmist
rumors were circulated in the foreign press
regarding the purpose and intentions of the
Russian government. Falsified texts of a
treaty, establishing a. protectorate over
Manchuria, were quoted, and erroneous re
ports were designedly spread of an alleged
agreement between Russia and China.
As a matter of fact. this agreement was
to serve as a basis for the restoration to
China, as contemplated . by the Russian
government, of the province of Manchuria,
which, in consequence of the alarming
events of last year, was occupied by Rus
sian troops. In order that the requisite
military measures might be taken. it was
imperative that the quettq Mhould be set
tled one way or the a a;
possible to lay down fox lth by mias
of a mutual agreement 11V conditions of
the evacuation of Mantchfa.
Hindrances in Chmian' Way.
According to the news received, serious
hindrances were placed in the way of the
conclusion of such an agreement, and, in
consequence, its acceptance by China,
which was indispensable for the gradual
evacuation of the province, proved to be
As regards the eventual restoration of
the province to China, it is. manifest that
such intention can only be carried out when
the normal situation is completely restored
to the empire, and the central government
established at the capital Independent and
strong enough to guarantee Russia against
a recurrence of the events of last year.
The Russian government concludes a
lengthy statement respecting the Manchu
rian agreement in 'these words:
"While the Russian government main
tains its present organization -in Manchu
ria', to preserve order in the vicinity of the
broad frontiers of Russia, and remains
faithful to its original and oft-repeated po
lith dl program, it will quietly await the
fun her course of events."
yHE RACING AT BENNING.
Bright Weather Attracts Another Big
Crowd to Track.
Special Dispatcb to The Erening Star.
BENNING, I). C., April 5.-The bright
sun not only bettered the going at the Ben
ning track this afternoon, but it brought
out one of the largest crowds of the meet
The card was a fair one, but scratches re
duced, the field in the first race .to three..
Tomorrow promises to be a great day for
the local club. The second hunters' steeple
chase will be run tomorrow, and in it every
promincnt hunt club in the country has one
or more horses. People prominent in hunt
ing and society circles in Boston, New
York, Philhdelphia, Baltimore and Rich-.
mond are here in great numnberd to witness
the race, which is for the htmters' chamn
pionship of the United States.
An attendance which will tax the ca
pacity of the course is looked for. There
will also be five other races run.
At post time, first race, the following
had been scratchcd: ,.Svorpie and Magic
Light in the first, Warn1 Time ansl Omeletta
in the second, Scurry apid Animnosity in the
third and Scorpio, Toltica, Cuirassler and
Back Talk in the fourth.
First race,' six furlongs-Robt Waddell
(Seaton), 3 to 5, first; -Moor (Wonderly), 9
to 5, second; Nitrate ;*(J. Black), 15 to 1,
Entries for Elpaorrow.
Followirf'g are the entrief for tomorrow:
First race; six furlweg; four entries
Magic Light, 115; The.4lemm, 104; Moor,
98; Presgrave, 95.
Second race, two-yesr-oid fillies; half a
mile; four entries-The;Hoiden, 114; Atheo
Ia, 114;. Sweet Clover, g;E Lasaor, -100.
Third race, hunters~tsplechase; about
two miles and a haWt) sixteen entries
Harry W. Smith's Sacl4t, 166; J. S. Wads
worth's Quicksilver, lH. S. Page's Self
Protection, 165; J.X . Colt's King
Olaf, 153; Ivan F n the Push,
149; 1. M. Parr, .s. Emory, 146;
H. C. Beattie's Captai onovg 146; W. D.
Eareckson's Bilver 146; RF. Ingram
Marshall's Connover -C. H, Uurlqamp's
Russell, 143; T. Hitc *S', Last Chord,
125; R. M., Taylor's -llgl,135; Jamesi
Kerr's Joe Leiter, 1 obt eville's
Eophone, 132; B. F, .~t' elaklet, 130;
T. J. Andersen's -Mga~ie~
The above weights f as reduced five
or eight pounds ift by gentleman
Fourth race entries #tg at 4 p.n. today.
Fifth race, selling; e and forty yards;
four entrtea-Chiarley. re 13;- Speed
mae, 106; i Gum Belgads, 108.
Belgrade ap atiowahce.
Sixth r !n. furlongs;
120; Decanter, , I~to, 118; Gold
Fox, 110; -Boney Loxington Pi
rate, 10SAlsaks er, 02Dorpio,
cath and Xa01i4av try
of Maine, ha -eI .
ment as a ~
AT THE WHITE HOUSE
Mr. Knox Has Accepted the Office of
CABINET TALK OF CIVIL SERVICE
How It Works in the Different
Just as the caoinet had assembled today
the President announced that Philander C.
Knox of Pittsburg had accepted the offer
made to him to become Attorney General
to succeed John W. Griggs. The President
thereupon signed the commission of Mr.
Mr. P. C. Knox.
Knox. The President did not say when
Mr. Knox is expected here to assume the
duties of his office, but it is inferred that
the time will not be long off.
Russia Not to Be Insistent.
At the cabinet meeting a brief but im
portant statement was made by Secretary
Hay that he had received information that
Russia is not going to be insistent, as re
ported, as to the Manchurian agreement.
This information was received with pleas
ure, in view of the fact that it tended to
show that Russia will not give trouble in
China after all. The dispatches from the
seeS dgfng the last few days indteawd
that Russia will make China stand by her
agreement at the point of bristling bayo
nets and that she will defend herself in
Manchuria against all comers.
Guarding Against Fire.
Frank J. Wagner, third assistant chief
of the fire department, has made a thor
ough study of the White House and its
surroundings that he may know just how
to handle a fire should one break out in
the home of the President. Mr. Wagner
went all through the building with Col.
Bingham, and likewise made a careful sur
vey of the exterior and grounds, together
with the water connections. Mr. Wagner
has charge of the fire section in which the
White House Is included. It has been
many years, not within the recollection of
the oldest attaches, since there was even
an approach to a fire at the Executive
Mansion. A fire now would be nearer im
possible than in other days, for the rea
son that policemen are on duty Inside and
outside the building throughout the night
and day. In the years gone by, especially
up to ten or twelve years ago, there was
only a watchman on -the lookout at night,
and half the time he was taking a nap.
Up to 12 o'clock at night now there are
five or six people on dtty in the building,
and after that hour. five people remain on
duty throughout the building until.8 .o'clock
in the morning, when another squad comes
on duty. Both of the night squads are
vigilant and, wakeful. In fact, they can't
be otherwise, as there . are electrjc time
clocks to be wound every fifteen minutes.
It is impossible, it is said, to beat these
clocks, which are placed at different points
throughout the building. - -
The White House is also fully provided
-with .modern fire apparatus. . Automatic
fire alarms are placed at intervals, and in
case of excessive heat turn int ilarms at
the engine houses. At various points are
fire extinguishers and hand grenades. On
top of the White House are two tanas that
are kept 'filled with Potomac water. One Is
for house purposes-drinking and bathing.
The other Is for other purposes. These
can be utilized in case of fire, as there is
hose at convenient points.
All in all, the chanpe's are few for a fire
at the Executive Mansion.
The Trip to California.
The President is lo'oking forward to the
long tour through -the west with great
pleasure, and speaks of it with enthusiasm.
General Mayer of New Orleans told the
President that the plans for his stay in
that city had been practically completed.
tA elaborate demonstration Is being ar
Fanged. The city will be decorated appro
priately In honor of the visit of the chief
magistrate. According to the present
schedule the presidential party will reach
New Orleans at 4:30 p.m. May 1. That
evening a banquet will be given in the
President's honor. At the banquet the
President will probably make a brief
speech. On the .dilowing morning there
will be a carriage ride through the city,
which will include a stop at the Cabildo,
the' old government building during the'
Spanish and French regime, After
luncheon the party will be given a sail
along the river front. The President will
leave New Orleans- about 0 p.m. on Thurs
Representative Burleson of Texas ar
ranged with Secretary Cortelyou regarding
the President's trip through Texas.
Senators Cullom, Lodge and Proctor saw
the President. Among other callers were
Representatives-elect Blakeney and Schirm
and Mr. Wileatley of the Baltimogre cham
ber of commerce.
- Appoingnaents Made Today.
The following appointments were made by
the President today:
Navy-Rush R. Wallace, Jr., to be a firat
lieutenant in the marine corps; John S.*
Doddrldge, to be a lieutenant; Thomas Luts
Stitt, to be an ensign; Conrad W. Ljung
quist, to be a gunner; Clayton P. 'Hand, a
Srpenter; Frederick R. Ba==ard, to be a
atawain; Arthur Smith, to be a boat
sWain; Osborn Delgman, to be a boatswain.
Osborn Deignian. who Is appointed boat
swain, Is one oCth ailors who accompa
nidNvlBbo on the fa
hay while the as locade
by the Amnerican fiet. tyat Geaifet
the President th erWa~ feiar Bnr
lravary oni that .e o by .potah
a naval endet at *an=l~ bt
The ureeter part of tho~beg
*as givf to d4lgnsia-. 9 pyf m
Dana and W. D. Foulke respecting viola
tions of th- civil service. The President
had evidently been impressed with facts
laid before him by this committee, and be
fore the cabinet session ended had received
from all members present a statement of
the operations of the civil service law in
their respective departments. These state
ments revealed facts that the President
will profit by in future orders relating to
The President was informed that the
War Department is now beginning to put
into operation a species of civil service for
the large number of employes throughout
the country -n what is known as the un
classified roll. The system to go into op
eration is exactly similar to that of the
Navy Department at the various navy
yards. All applicants for work register at
the navy yards, ani are given employment
according to service, experience and war
records. Sooner or later it is intended to
place all unclassified positions of this kind
under this system. The President stated
that it was his intention that this should
be done at the time he signed his order re
moving these places from under the civil
service early in his first administration.
The President is favorable to the plane
Secretary Wilsoh reported that his chief
trouble with the civil service was to get I
eligiblo lists for many of 'tie scientific I
places necessary to his work. The civil t
service, he said, was unable to procure
eligible lists of some of the positions.
The other cabinet officials reported the I
observance of civil service laws in their 1
respective departments. Secretary Gage
commended the laws and - said that his
department was acting to the letter tnder
them. Secretary Gage's remarks dis- I
ciosd the fact that his department has <
de ed about fifteen clerks to' the civil
service commission to enable that body to
carry on its work. Other departments
make details also. Attention was called to '
this as showing -that the commission is f
compelled to violate one 9f-its own rules,
because Congress will not provide a suita
.ble number of clerks. The intent of the
civil service law, it was pointed out. is to a
prohibit clerks of a department being as- t
signed to outside duty and continuing to
draw pay in the department where they ?
perform no duties. Yet the civil service
commission is so short in its working
force' as to be compelled to borrow clerks
from the departments.
Old Soldiers to Have a Half Day.
It was decided by the President and
cabinet that on the day of the unveiling of
the statue to General Logan the heads of
departments will give a half day's holiday
to all veterans of the civil war. who de
sire to attend the ceremonies. No general
orders for the closing of the depart-nents
efter 1 p.m. will be issued, but old soldiers a
who ask for leave will be granted the
VALUABLE CONCESSION TO ALLIES.
Local Authorities at Amoy Cede island
PEKIN, April 5.-T. B. Johnson, American b
consul at' Amoy, has notified the United
States charge d'affaires, H. G. Squiers. that d
the local authorities at Amoy have agreed
to permit the Island of Ku-Lang-Su, in
that harbor, to become a foreign settle- t
ment, which concession had long been de- t
sired. It was necessary, however, to ob
tain a unanimous expression of opinion
from the various ministers of foreign pow- s
ers, as " otherwise the Chinese government o
would not agree to the proposal; and Mr. b
Bqaiers called a mieettgt of the ministers t
to consider the subject. The only objec
tion made was on the part of the Japanese, r
the government of which country -has long r
desired the island for other purposes; but
it finally consented, in order to make the
request to China unanimous. t
The ministers think the concession ex
tremely valuable, as the island can be con
trolled absolutely as far as sanitary and 1
other measures are concerned, and will be
come largely a residential quarter for for
eigners. It will be' entirely under interna
tional control. pN
The ministers and other foreigners con- al
sider the fortifications of the Germans ex- a
cessive and believe it to be the reason for
the Chinese court not returning to Pekin (
A deep and wide moat has been dug on two
sides of the legation premises. qi
The barracks on the new legation grounds ti
are well under way, including those of the n
American legation. The bodies of thirty- d'
two United States soldiers, including the
remains of Capt. R. B. Paddock of the 6th h
United States Cavalry and Capt. H. J. w
Riley of Battery F. 5th United States Ar- o
tillery, were shipped to Taku, where they "
will be placed on board a vessel for trans- l
portation to the United States. The bodies tl
were placed upon the train with imposing w
military ceremonies. w
First. Lieut. Meriwether L. Walker, Corps
of Engineers, U. S. A., has been relieved P
from duty at Mobile, Ala., and ordered to
take station at Galveston, Tex.
Major Edward B. Hoseley, surgeon, will to
proceed to Denver, Col., for duty as chief C
surgeon of the Department of the Colorado,
to relieve .Lieut. Col. Henry Lippincott, ci
who is ordered to Governor's Island. New ti
York, for duty as chief surgeon of the
Department of the East. R
Major Francis J. Ives, surgeon, has been fi
relieved from.fuarther duty with the'United S
States force's in China and ordered to Fort '*
Sheridan, Illinois, to relieve Major George a
W. Adair, surgeon, U. S. A. e
Second Lieut. Harold P. Goodnow, 8th
Infnntry, having tendered his resignation, c
has been notified of its acceptance by the ii
Major Francis A. Winter, surgeon 37th ~
Infantry, has been reliev'ed from duty in a
the Division of the Philippines and ordered i
to San Francisco. Cal. b
Captain Frederick A. W. Conn. assistant n
surgeon, U. S. V.. recently appointed. has c
been ordered from Philadelphia, Pa., to the fl
PhIlippine Islands. rr
Major Frederick Hadra, surgeon: Capts. 0
Francis J1. Pursell and Thomas W. Jack
son, assistant surgeons of volunteers, re- f4
cently appointed, have been ordered to the Ii
Philippine Islands for assignment to duty. 0
Second Lieut. Win. J. Schmidt, recently s~
appointed, has been assigned to the 20th h
Capt. G. D. Fitch. corps of engineers, has
been ordered to take station at Little
First Lieut. H. W. Stickle, corps of engi- Pt
rieers, has been relieved from duty in the
Philippines and ordered to Willett's Point,
i~ew York, for duty with the 3d Battalion
af Engineers. P
Maj. .' T. Knight, quarternmater, U. S. hi
V., at San Francisco, has been ordered to at
this city to confer with the quartermaster
>f the army in regard to the busines, ofc
the quartermaster's department in the w
Philippine Islands- ki
Departure of Gem. Eltes- t
Lieutenant General Miles left here yes
terday for Atlantic City, where he wil h
remain until Saturday, when he will go to
Bandy Hook to attend a meeting of the
board of ordtnance and fortlatcatlonn= This
raeeting Is held at Sandy Hook for the h
purpose of making tests of some. gunm that C
bare been there for some weeks. The im- At
portant test of field gums will not take
place, as the makee of these gums have
not yet enhanlttaa saangdea.
Ilae.. et Ex-Mawyes m mee..
Col. James 0. Berrt, the ,eneraMe ex- at
mayor of Waddngntoa,, is lying smrtsosig 31 ?
it his remadmee,- No. 158 I set north
wept. !IUs. matady is not mwedimed da
pinsus, buit op aeat et hig agam g
Better a three-line ad
vertisement where honest
circulation is. than a page
where it abideth not.
NEW ISSUE MADE
Question of Betaining Philippines Re
garded as Cloyed.
PI1LATE BELIEF OF DEIOCITS
3ryan Still Ciings to the Cry of
RIET1L0Ds OF GOVERMENT
The consiction that the capture of Agul
aldo is going to speedily lead to the pact
ication of the Philippines is not con
ned to the supporters of the administra
ion. In the private utterances of demo
rats who will not give public expression
o their view of the situation it is con
eased that the rebellion may be regarded
a practically at an end and that, except
or a certain disorder which may be ex
ected to continue for perhaps a number
f years, the islands will in a very short
ime be pacitted. The intimation that
iguinaldo will issue a pacific proclamation
i generally accepted, and, while the In
uence of the captive chief is not regarded
a great, it Is believed that the people
re weary of the war and will generally
crept his yielding as suffeient justilica
ion for them to yi.ld. Predatory bands
'ho have nothing to hope for fro.n peace
3r themselves will probably cortinue to
iment trouble. but the contintiance of
his sort of disorder is not expected to
e a factor in the political question In
cived in the Philippines.
The question of the consent ,.f the gov
rned as apiplied to th Plillipine situ ition
s relegated to the condition of the free
rade issue of Clevelands time and th tim
lediatte demand for the fr e coinage if sli
er. sixteen to one.
'ethods of Gosersmlg.
It is assumed by men in opposition to the
dministration that the issue in hei iture
-ith reference to the new posss.is of
11s government will relate to the ai th1I
f thi ir goverrnm ::t, nit to whe ther or tot
icy shall be governed at all by the I'nitc4
tktes. This is e-xp.cted to revert to the
Unstion involved iii the Porto li:-in tariff
ct and the mattr t:ow pending ietoce the
Ipreme Court for de vision.
The question of whether we are to pnut
iwn the Aguinaldo insurrection and to re
sin the Philippines appears to be accented
y some of the most pronounced .pp.o..'nts
r the administration as closed. nd tii y
rn to the method of gov.'rnment -whth-r
t ('ounstltution goes with the flag for an
sue. This. In turn. is depend.--ut upon
hat policy is followed by the adminitra
on after the paciication of the slands.
nd the members of the opposition are more
r less in doubt as to how the question will
z presented and from what plont of view
fOy will have to regard it.
It is expected that the policy of the ad
inistration will be determined to a great
Rtent by the decision of the Supreme
)urt. and might be so radically changed
tould the court decide that the Constitu
cn is carried to all territory under the
risdiction of the T'nited States that an
position based upon antagonism to a
lonial policy would be aimed at a
Mr. Bryan's Postien.
Even Mr. Bryan in the Commoner ap
ara to accept the capture of Aguinal~d
practically ending the rebellion, and
ys that "it is more than possible that it
he capture of Aguinaldo) will end hostil
les." He declares, however, that the
iestion of imperialism is not settled by
e capture of Aguinaldo. and that it will
>t be settled by the surrender of all un
'r arms. The Commoner says now that
the war in the Philippines has been a
lndrance rather than an aid to those
ho have been resisting the introduction
European ideas and methods of govern
ent Into the United States." This, it is
inted out. was because of the declaration
at we could pot treat with people who
er'e shooting down our soldiers, which
as given as an answer to criticIsms of
UORE ENSURGENTS GIVE UP.
sce to Be Restered to a Lasge Per
tiea et Lumn.
The Navy Department received the fol
wing 'disp~atch from Admiral Remey at
ivite this morning:
"Goodrell at Olongapo on the fourth con
uided surrender of insurgents in the coun
y from Iba to Horong."
The territory referred to In Admiral
emey's cablegram is a stretch of land
ty miles long, fronM Morong just below
ubig bay to Iba. ai point nearly forty
les up the coast in uamnbeles province
portion of country s bich has caused no
id of trouble to the A:nerican forces.
General^Greely said touay that the signal
rps has had at least a dosen sharp fights
that -vicinity while endeavoring to main
in open telegraphic cummunication with
.arila. The insurgents finally became so
sgressive that General Greely decided to
lye a cable laid from Olongapo, In Subig
ty, which is the site selected for the
tw naval station in the Philippines, to
*nnect with Manila, nta telegraphic comn
unication overland was so difficult of
aintenance. and this is now in progress
Lieut. Col. Goodreil, U. S. II. C.. was
rmerly stationed at (avite, but of late
as been in charge of the marines at.
longapo, and the news that this trouble
me portion of Luson has been pacified is
tiled with considerable satisfaction by
'ar Department oMfias.
sREFFETEE WINS TEE EANDECAP.
asesg Man Gets the Cup amA WS0 Sm
JTSW YORK, April 5.--E. C. Griffth of
tscoag, R. I., won the grand Amserlesa
ndicap by killing eighteen straight in the
sot off, mism and out, and get WINS is
th and the silver cup. The second snan
as J. L. D). Morrison of Ut. Paul, who
led seventeen, and he received 3100. 3.
ihm of Pittsburg was third, with four
en kills and got 6113 in ensk.
L H. Fox of Batiser mi.sed his first
Md in the shoot off.
Ket*esse Gen.Ladm e.
Ruartermse= General Ladnte, who
m been mnaking a tour of lasempagsan
ba, Is expected to arrive base fom .,
-utie Fla., this evaenl
rhe naval hobd~osetes e ltrien has
ads pl- far briaging hams the Breti,
laich has been a station shp at Ge.n
I her oversilmg ser use basnnena
set fsees trea th ssas e
'ahe bestmh ,s basspg a
SisNe sthe etne the ena
In amemas Ana Mslamana..