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Decision From United States Supreme
I1 THE INSULAR CASES NOW PEDING
Department of Justice Believes It
Will Be Sustained.
QUESTION OF DUTIES
The impression Is strong in official cir
cIls that the United States Supreme Court
will next Monday hand down a decision in
one or more of the insular cases now pend
ing There are eight cases, and it Is not
kriown which will be decided.
The Department of Justice is confidently
expecting a decision sustaining the posi
tirt of the government on the questions
at Issue In these cases. Reports have gone
oit recently stating with some degree of
p-sitiveness that the court would uphold
the g vernment's contention, and the De
partintit of Justice is disinclined to be
lieve that the decision can be other than
A Statement Prepared.
Solicitor General Richards, in view of the
-ssibility of a decision being handed down
ne-xt Monday. has caused to be prepared a
!itement, which will be made public when
the decisi..n is promulgated, setting forth
:'Irly the status of each of the cases and
th.- iuuestions at issue.
S.veral .f the cases involve the importa
t:n -f g--ds fr.*m Porto Rico before the
p issag of the Porto Riean act, but after
iTh ratitication of the treaty. Another
i..i;s with the importation of some jewelry
f! I the Philippines. There is one Hawa
i i ; ar.d one arising under the Porto
A materi:al question involved is whether,
i:.-r t he treaty of Paris. Porto Rico and
tV. tilippinites become a palrt of the United
.t .s t the extent that the constitutional
pr- ii-n r.aiiring all excise duties to be
I %I should prevail. Another material
n .s wh-th.r the constitutional pro
Lihit i. -a igainst taxing articles exported
fr rn 'at s is violated by the Porto Rican
It: the Hawaiian case the question is
wh.th-r Hawaii, under the resolution of
; ti. b--came an integral part of this
4 atry immediately. in spite of the clause
4, -he annexation act continuing the Ha
t r ::a n cus oms laws in force.
Forecast of the Decision.
.Ir. Walter Wellman, in a special dis
i-*t it fr-on this city to the Chicag > R. cord
]I- r!l., says:
T i of the Supreme Court of
t 'tottd St:ites is that the Constituti'on
noat f..i1. w the tlag.
T Is is. -. the most imiortant that
- riutt d has ever male. will be hand
wi -xt M1nay. The only -lement
b as t. Ih- apearaice of the deci
h:it LaY li'-s in the fa-t that me
th- jistic'.s may r A hav- their
t: ish-I. and that out of .ourtesy
t m it w:il b.- ie-cessary to have a fur
t:.r I. !a% '
I t Ali th. proka i;Ilttes are that the long
* k-i-f r doc isiorn in the famous insular
t- -t -as-s wtl b)- ready for annoiiement
X xt .lday. This was the expectation
Wf Uth iusti-es themselves forty-eight hours
Th,, decisi.on is In favor of the govern
rn. ?t. but by a divided benoh. I am not
ah!- to say with positiveness how many
4it-siting opinions there will be, but two
or three is the number expected by thnse
wh.. are .b-st informed. There will be .t
leist :ive individual opinions, but sotap .f
those are concurring opinions, expresing
the views of the writers 'nore fully and
particularly than is done in the opinioa of
I understand that the opin>.n of the ma
jority in this case has been writt-n by
Chief Justice Fuller.
Concerning the chief ground upon which
the majority base their decision in favor of
the government, direct and positive In
formation has reached the Washingt >n cor
respondent of the Record-Herald. The
court goes back to the period In which the
rtepjblIc was formed and the Constitution
framed and endeavors to ascertain what
ws the intent of the founders of the na
It holds that the Constitution was drafted
bv the representatives of the states which
aft-rward became members .f the Union;
that this organic act was ratified by those
att.s: that it applied to them alone; that
it lii nothing to do with territories, being
m. le by the states for the states. The
I--,dw -f the original states were in their
i. uhined action the political power which
g.v.e birth to a new sovereign nation, not
Ith- pee of the territories then in exist
i! -r afterward acquired.
Th- states of the Union, therefore. the
majo'rity hold, are still the seat of political
p .wer, and territories or new possessions
c:ai n. inlcorpo(raited within the national
di. ntiin. constitutionally speaking, only
thr. ugh the conscious will of the states,
e-xtress..d by congressional action in statute
r. .r.ty. A.. i'isitiona alone is not incor
p.a r. t in.
As to Uniform Taxation.
I am further informed that the opinion of
th.e majo'rity- o.f the court dispos*s if the
urnform taxation clause of the I'onstitu
ti.ou. whi-h has been invoked by all the ap
plan tts in these cases, in the following
The' framers of the Coinstitution. in writ
inc rh-it c-laas... had no thought of Its ap
ph.tion to territorbu lpossessions. No such
ha.-stioni as is now lprosonted had arisen In
thie*r muinels. The claus., ''AIl duties, Im
p sts andi .xcises shall be unifornm through
utthe I'nited States,' the co'urt holds,
wz. plaede In the C'onstitution as a result
of: the j'.biuies of the states which united
In. f'rmting the natio~n. It was Intended to
lit *x .nt arny state or combination of states
Ce: ring advantage over another or others;
t.' ;r.-v.n t the ports of one state gaining
p'r.'fren-e 'iver those of another in the im
iottionZ of goods.
This rul. of uniformity was made pri
haril for the states united, the court
hlhls, rot for territories then possessed or
aft.-rwtrd acquired, and the constitutional
requirement is satisfied as long as all du
ties on Imports are uniformly imposed at
all the ports throughout the United States.
The advantage of this uniformity may be
extended to territories and possessions not
stat. s and not members of the American
U nion. but that is for Congress to deter
mine under the authority of the (Constitu
These are the chief grounds upon which
th. decision of the court Is based. I am
informed that the majo.rity have endeavor
ci to "take the Constitution as it was
male, as It was intended, as they find It,"
and- have carefully avoided all appearance
of effort to adapt their interpretation to
prsntcnditions and needs.
Polticy and politics have had nothing to
do with the decision. The argument that
the founders of the republic had no other
thought but that the nation could hold
territories or colonies without the Constitu
tion, which was urged by the government
at the hearing, and supported by many his
torical citations, therefore had great Influ
ence with the learned justices. The facts
that the treaties by which the nation ac
quired Louisiana and Florida provided for
tariffs which were not uniform throughout
the United State.. and that it has been the
policy and practice of our government to
"extend" the Constitution to territories by
act of Congress, also had great weight
with the court.
The anomaly of a nation being so fet
tered by its organic act that It cannot ac
quire territory through the incident of war
without Incorporating such territory within
the national domain, even when Its 4jter
ests require It should not do so, is., am
told, spoken of In the opinion of the ma
jority. Also, the further anomaly that
such incorporation takes place, as it hasn
been claimed In the case of Porto Rico. not
through the terms of the treaty, but au
tomatit-aily and despite a treaty stipulation
to the conitrary.
RECEIPTS IN CURA.
A Decrease Showa for the Quarter
Edinag Mareh 31.
The division of insul~ar affairs of the War
Depsrtment has prepared for publication
the following statement of receipts from
al Mources at the several custom houses
ended March 31, 1901. as compared with
the same period of 1890 and 1900.
The statement shows that the total re
ceipts from customs sources during the.
three months ended March 31. 1901, were
$3,985.94&89; for the three months ended
March 31, 1899, $3,253.339, and for the
three months ended March 31. 1900, $4.
139.730.91. The comparison by customs
1901. 189. 1900.
Bareon ... $8,833.68 $7.951.97 $12.122.73
Batabano 712.16 1.050.45 1.173.57
Cleefuegos.. 346.418.72 288.348.37 298,402.88
Cardenas .. 72.129.07 48.653.65 89,280.28
Calbarie. 62.557.71 27.943.80 46,617.52
O'ntanawo. 49.11)t.62 24.050.44 30.054.58
Gthara .... 79,661.21 34,299.79 44,442.00
larana ... 2,79.521.89 2,343.265.24 3,115.172.28
Manzanillo. 54.852.06 40.646.03 37.117.00
Matanzas .. 124.623.44 92.25.91 129,451.68
Nueitas .. 44.782.70 80.291.51 48.461.91
.. Ia Grande 53.938.24 33.594.42 38.474.10
Santa ('nz. 1,806.67 816.80 1.852.80
Santiago .. 274.806.74 226,741.54 240,926.56
Irinidad . 5,732.50 2.614.13 8,319.41
T. de Zaza. 6,851.50 11006.35 431.66
INTERIOR DEPARTMENT CHANGES.
Otclal Announcement of Recent Ap
The following official changes have been
made in the Department of the Interior:
Pension office-Appointments: Wilbur D.
Gill, Thomas B. Shoemaker and Samuel T.
Hazard of the District of Columbia and
Charles W. Henderson of Virginia, messen
ger boys. $4W. Promotions: Henry E.
Hughes and Charles E. Warren of the Dis
trict of Columbia, Andrew G. Pollock of
Virginia and James M. Cooper of Ohio, mes
senger boys, $400, to assistant messengers.
S720; Edward Johansen of the District of
Columbia, messenger boy, $400, to watch
Patent office-Appointments: Miss Nellie
L. Hawke of Pennsylvania. Miss Florence
V. Meriliat and Miss Eva M. Shuster of the
District of Columbia. copyists, $720. Rein
statement: Virgil D. Stockbridge of the
District of Columbia. fourth assistant ex
aminer, $1,200. Promotions: Cornelius C.
Billings of Vermont. second assistant ex
aminer, $1,600, to law clerk, $2,500; Fairfax
Bayard of Pennsylvania, third assistant
examiner, $1,400, to second assistant ex
aminer, $1,600; Charles H. Pierce of Ten
nessee and George L. Beeler of Illi
nois, fourth assistant examiners, $1,200,
to third assistant examiners, $1,400;
William H. Syme of West Virginia, copy
ist. $900, to draftsman, 31.000; Miss Laura
R. Campbell of the District of Columbia,
model attendant. $8(0, to copyist, $900; Miss
Anna S. MacDonald of Illinois, copyist,
$720, to model attendant, 3800.
Resignations-George L. Wilkinson of
Missouri, law clerk, $2.500; Francis M.
Phelps of Connecticut, third assistant ex
General land office-Appointments: Ed
win H. Van Antwerp of.South Dakota, ex
aminer of surveys, $5 per diem; J. Edward
Stirling of Maryland. copyist, $900. Rein
statement-Phipps Miller of Tennessee,
clerk. $1,4M00. Transfer from Department of
Justice-Btanhope Henry of West Virginia,
clerk. $1,600. in exchange with John F.
Downing of Illinois. Resignation-Miss
Carrie Marmion of Pennsylvania, copyist,
Office of Indian affairs-Promotions:
Charles F. Hauke of Washington, clerk,
$1.00 to $1.40); W. Sidney Easter of Mary
land, copyist, $000, to clerk, $1,000.
Geological survey-Resignation: Redick
H. McKee of District of Columbia, topog
Detailed to Pan-American exposition
Frank La Flasche, clerk, $1,200, office of
Indian affairs; C. Alexander Mason, prin
cipal examiner, $2.500. and Samuel W.
Meliotte, fourth assistant examiner, $1,200,
Relieved from detail to Pan-American
exposition-Thomas A. Witherspoon, prin
cipal examiner, $2,500. in patent office.
Report of the Taft Commission.
There Is considerable mystery as to the
whereabouts of the report of the Philip
pine commission in regard to the establish
ment of civil government in the Philip
pines. Some time ago Judge Taft cabled
the War Department that the report
had been forwarded on the transport Sheri
That vessel arrived at San Francisco
about a week ago, and the mail aboard her
was delivered at the War Department yes
terday morning. It was at first assumed
that the Taft report was in the lot, but
it was not found.
An agent of the War Department spent
several hours at the Post Office Depart
ment today endeavoring to locate the re
port. The postal authorities, however,
were unable to give him any satisfaction
and the matter has been referred to the
postmaster at San Francisco to ascertain
whether the report passed through that
The impression now prevails that the re
port failed to reach the Sheridan in time
and was forwarded by some subsequent
Illness of Col. Michler.
The friends of Lieut. Col. Francls Michler.
an aid on the staff of Lieut. Gen. Miles, are
much disquieted at the very serious turn
that officer's recent ailment has taken.
Grave doubts are entertained by the offi
cer's physicians as to whether he v ill be
able to survive this latest relapse, as his
illness now requires the use of the most
powerful heart tonics. Col. Michler resides
at 1427 20th street.
('apt. Fuller'. Position Sustained.
Capt. A. M. Fuller of the 2d1 United States
Cavalry recently appe~aied to the War De
partmient against the action of the com
manding offleer of his regiment in summar
ily reducing a corporal in his troop to the
ranks as a private without the recommen
dation of the troop commander. Lieut.
Gen. Miles concurred in the opinion render
ed by the judge advocate general of the
army, which sustained Capt. Fuller, and
declared that the regimental commander
acted without the necessary authority in
the matter. The soldier was ordered to be
restored to his former duties.
A reference to the statement be
low will show that the circulation
sworn to is a bona-fide one.
It Is easily possible for a news
paper with an elastic conscience to
swell its legitimate circulation enor
mously, in order to deceive adver
tisers, by sending out thousands of
papers to newsstands which are re
turnable, and which are, in fact, re
turned, but nevertheless are in
cluded in what purports to be an
honest statement of circulation.
Intelligent advertisers, however,
judge by results, and bogus circula
tions don't give them.
The family circulation of The Star
is many thousands in excess of any
other Washington paper.
CIreulation of The "Evening Staa."
0AYusDAY. May 18, 1901....................41,170
Mo.DA Y, May W. 1901.---........-......6,543
TmsD~AY, May 21, 1901.....................36,308
W aD'ISDA Y, May 22, 1901................4,3
TMU aDA Y, May 23, 1901 ...............34,053
FalDA Y, May 24, ?901................3,4
I solemnly swear that the above statement
represnts only the number of copies of
THE EVENING STAR circulated during
the six secular days ending Friday, May
24. 1901-that .is, the number of copies a~c
tually sold, delivered, furnished 'or mailed,
for valuable consideration, to bona-fide pur
chaser. or subscribers, and that the copies
so counted are not returnable to or remain
in the office unsold.
J. WRIT. HERRON.
Cashier, The Evening Star Newspaper
Subscribed and sworn to before me this
twenty-fifth day of May, A. D. 1901.
BENJAMIN F. EDWARDS,
Belief That EWil Wi the Brook
TRUX WU BE VERY EAVY
Trainer Rowe Says There is a
Chance for Conroy.
OTHER GOSSIP OF THE TRACK
NFW YORK, May 25.-Again there is a
heavy track at Gravesend for the Brook
lyn handicap. A heavy thunder storm last
night, followed by showers at intervals,
eft the track a sea of mud. Men were set
it work early with rakes and harrows,
rying to get as fast a track as possible by
The candidates for the handicap were out 1
arly taking their final work, and did noth
ng more than canter a'round the course
with a pipe-opener of a quarter through I
:he stretch. Then they were taken back to
:heir stables to rest until the bugle calls
hem to the post at about 4:30 o'clock. The
entries. jockeys and probable starters are
Starters. Jockeys. Weight.
Banastar-............ Odom................ 2
.anding-.. - .............Piggott.............. 113
Raffaello . ..............Mitebell............. 111
tid ey Lucas ..-......... Vandusen.. ........ 110
ar Bright ........... T. Burns.......... 110
Prince 3 CInrg...........McCue............... 108
King Bramble............Bulman............. 104
Watercure............... Shaw................ 1oo
Conro7-.-...............J. Daley............. 98
Lil Gold............. .Cochrane....... .. 97
Herbert.... ............L. Smith............ 89
Scenes About the Track. '
Down at the -track after the morning
work was over the usual group of trainers
were gathered to discuss the race, and it
seemed as if there was but one possibility.
go matter how often it might be suggested
:hat never in the history of the big handi- 1
:aps had one horse won twice, the opinion
lid not waver that Banaster was the horse
his year just as he was in 1899. The result
'or this was not hard to find. To those
who had watched the race for many years
t. was evident that the class of entries was
iot as high as usual, and that on class
tlone Banastar stood a good deal above
he rest. He has won on slow and on fast
racks, so the confidence of the trainers
;eemed to be placed on class alone.
Although Banastar's chances are favored
)y the majority, it is realized that he must
>Ick up top weight and carry it through
iolding mud and beat a number of horses
which are recognized as first-class. If he
mucceeds in adding this year's Brooklyn to
is list of victories his name will live in
he history of the American turf.
Here is a Mud Lark.
Raffaelo revels in the mud, and he is a 1
great weight carrier. Trainer James Rowe
will start the Keene three-year-old Conroy.
Nir. Rowe says he expects this son of St.
Leonards to win. If he does he will be the
Irst three-year-old to win the Brooklyn.
The Littlefield horse, Watercure, will be I
backed by the New Jersey contingent. I
Prince McClurg has received a quiet prep
%ration for the race. His final trial was .
much better than that of any other horse
named as a starter. But it should be borne 1
In mind that the horse which works best
In the morning is not always the best in I
Lhe afternoon. 1
It is estimated that over 25,000 people will
De at the Gravesend track this afternoon.
If the day had been clear and warm the
ittendance would have been much larger. 1
DOUGLASS AHEAD OF SEELEY.
First Half of the Final Round at
RYE, N. Y., May 25.-The first half of the
Inal round of the thirty-six holes match
play for the Metropolitan golf champion
ship was played on the Apawamis links
his afternoon, a light rain falling during
he entire round.
The players were Findley S. Douglass of r
the Nassau County Club, Long Island, and I
charles H. Seeley of the Wee Burn Golf
Club, Stamford, Conn. Both were equally
good on their long games, but Seeley putted
poorly, with the result that Douglass was
six up at the eighteerth hole. The other t
half of the match will be played this af
The following is the card. 1
Out .............. 4 6 4 4 4 4 6 4 5-41
In ................ 5 5 4 5 6 5 4 6 4-44-85 1
Out .............. 5 6 4 5 4 5 6 4 -5 1
In ................ 4 6 5 5 7 4 4 6 "7-92t
CAPT. HARBORD PRAISED.
Paid a High Tribute on Eve of Depar
tore From Santiago.
Capt. James G. Harbord, 11th Cavalry,
recenutly promoted from first lieutenant of
he 10th Cavalry, has been relieved from
luty at headquarters of the District of
iantiago and ordered to join his regiment
it Fort Myer, Virginia. General Whitside,
sommanding the district of Santiago, has
Issued a general order announcing the
3hange, and lsays the following tribute to
"The commanding general of the district4
parts with Captain Harbord, both person
ully and officially, with sincere regret.
During a service of nearly three years as
tuartermaster and commissary of the 10th
Javalry. and during the past fifteen months
is aid-dc-camp and adjutant general of the
iepartment of Santiago and Puerto Prin
eipe and eastern Cuba
Capt. Hlarbord has been distinguished for
his high soldierly spirit, uniform attention
to duty, superior intelligence, effiolency and1
energy. He leaves the district with t'he 1
good wishes of all officers and men for the 1
success in his future military profession:
Which he so richly deserves."
Wreck on Delaware and Rmden,
BINGHAMTON, N. Y., May 25.--It is re
orted here that a wreck has occurred on
the Delaware and Hudson road between
Afton and Nineveh, in Chenango county.
as the result of a flood. Passenger train4
No. 8. leaving here at 1:50, wan unable to
get through, and no trains have arrived4
from the east since last night.
Lieut. Commander J. M. Bowyer has
been ordered to the naval gun factory at
the Washington navy yard as the relief
of Lieutenant Commander McRae.
Ensign E. T. Fisgerald, from the Kear
sarge to Newport for torpedo instruction.
Naval Cadets J. L. Babcock, B. C. Allen
and W. H. Allen, from the Naval Acaemany
and home on waiting orders.
Naval Cadet A. Andrew. and 3. A. Fu
rer, from the Naval Academy to the Con
Adolph Seabel and H. A. Nevins have
been appointed acting gunners in the navy.
Promn the Baltimore Herald.
Of all the forms of criminal injury none
exceeds in brutality that of the acid throw
er. It is Drobably the extreme cowardice
shown in this form of assault. coupled with
the fact that escape from serious injury
and disfigurement is almost impossible, that
creates the disgust felt concerning it.
Time and again suicides have resulted
from the self-disgust of unfortunates who
bad met with grotesque disiigurement. The
ease with which carbolic acid or other dis
figurements may be employed and obtained
has generally attracted. women criminals.
It seems to appeal to them more sti'ongly
than the more difflcult handling of the knife
or the revolver. .
The acid thrower belongs to another age
from the present-in a time whien the meth
ods of criminal action were not considered
so much as the injury effected. But mod
ern jurisprudence is awaking to the truth
that even crime has an actpal ethical
status as well as a material value, and pre
meditated acid throying.- shows a moral
decadence fully equal to uiasianghter, al
thongh- rated ina te codeas .a les--- -..
BISCOVEllrv -N DOR ~o &ATE
Believed toai e nearasg on Hote
TragedVL7j,. -Bonine's Attor
neyw!Clfer With Her.
A supposed4,(6id stain on the door of
'oom "20" inj the Kenmore Hotel, -found
here yesterd!y Efternoon, is the latest de
relopment Ii -4 Ayres-Bonine t'ragedy.
Dietective Hri and Dr. Edward M.
chaeffer, the adIlyst, visited the hotel
Lnd scraped'tbh spots from -the door, in
>rder that they might be analyzed. How
hese stains got diere and what bearing
hey will have ot. the case is not apparent
o the detedtivej. The door was thorough
y examined the-day of the tragedy, but no
Plood stains werle then diseovered upon it.
I the spots pDve to be blood' it is sug
rested they might have been put on the
loor at the timne.the- body WaS removed.
Drs. Fry and Berry were at the jail again
'esterday to see, Mrs. Bonine. -Her hus
oand and sons also called, but the boys did
lot Me their iother. Her attorneys,
desSrs. Douglast and Fulton, had a con
erence today with their client, remaining
iut a short time. Mr. Fulton left in a
Lurry, while Mr. Douglass and the pris
ner's husband remained until some time
.fter 1 O'clock.
When Mr. Fulton went away from the
all he said he had nothing to give to the
)ublic. Concerning-the matter of npplying
.or bail in the case he said no conclusion
lad been reached. When the jail physician
:alled upon Mrs. Bonine today the latter
iaid she had no use for his services, as she
vas perfectly well. Yesterday at noon, for
he first time since she reached the jail,
drs. Bonine said she really 'enjoyed what
vas furnished her to eat. She is given the
'egular prison fare, which is said to be the
est furnished in any prison in this country.
ler husband keeps her supplied with fruit.
Lnd she is occasionally given part of the
Liet given sick persons.
Just prior to the time the tragedy was
nacted Mrs. Bonine weighed 100 pounds,
nd she lost eight pounds during the five
lays between that time and the date of her
,rrest. The Jail physicians say she is now
egaining some of her lost flesh.
Additional letters are being received by
oth the prosecution and the defense. While
number of theories are advanced by those
rho have written to the police, the writers
o persons interested on the other side are
ndeavoring to make it appear that an ac
tuittal is an easy matter.
Comment by Jail Guard.
One of the men attached to the staff of
all guards, speaking to a Star reporter to
lay, said he thought Mrs. Bonine could not
;ain much at this time by getting out on
'all. As it is now, she is away from all
ixcitemenit, and is in a place where she can
ot possibly be annoyed. More complete rest
he will be unable to get anywhere. She
tas the use of the matrons' room when
he wants to consult counsel, and the ma
rons are taking good care to see that her
kealth is not im'paired. Should she be re
eased on bail, he sald, she will be annoyed
>y callers, and' vtil undoubtedly attract
Mttention if she - appears on the public
Since reaching th4 prison Tuesday after
toon Mrs. BuTi ne has made no complaint
vhatever. She has lived quite within the
all rules. Detective Horne, who has been
>rominent in .the case from the beginning,
s endeavoring to get additional testimony
rhich will have a bearing on the prisoner's
tatement. He sai. this afternoon that he
lad not succeeded in obtaining any addi
ional proof, but what might develop dur
ng the next few days he could not say. At
>resent he sees no bright prospect of
hrowing additional light on the tragedy.
Offletal* in Conference.
Captain Boardman spent considerable
ime at the office of District Attorney
rould yesterday and today.
Some of the witnesses In the case have
een examined prior to appearing before
he grand Jury. An, assistant in the offte
1 in charge of the Investigation. Particu
aLr attention Is being giren to the question
f bruises on the parties known to have
articipated in the affair. While these
ruises, it is Thought by some of the out
era, indicate a struggle might have oc
urred, there are some detectives who do
ot see w this could have taken place in
he hot room. They point to the condi
[on of the room at the time the body was
ound. On the washstand was a china
asin filled with water; then therewere the
rater pitcher and a small table in the
oom, and none of them had been over
There was nothing about the condition
1 the bureau to indicate that a rough-and
umble fight had taken place. How Mrs.
lonine was so .badly bruised nobody other
han the woman Seems to know, and she
ays the bruises were received while she
ras struggling in defense of her honor.
'he jail physician is of the opinion that
hey could not have been obtained by com
ng in contact with-the iron while descend
nig the fire escape. Oapt. Boardman's de
ectives will not conclude the investiga
ion until the court finally disposes of the
atest Casnalties in the Philippines.
The following casualty list from the Phil
ppine campaign has been received at the
liar Department fr'om Gen, MacArthur:
Killed-April 28, Jiminez, Mlndanao, 0,
0th Infantry, John Mitelhone, May 17,
ear Pasacao, Luzon, Company I, 8th In
antry, James C. Harvey; 26th Infantry,
awrence O'Hara, Samuel R. Cox.
Wounded-May 13, Lupi, Luzon, B, 9th
'avalry, First Sergt. Jessie Thrower,
rounded in leg above knee, serious,
The Porto Rican. Regiment.
An order Issued at the War Department
Lirects that the present Porto Rico Regi
nent of Infantry be retained and reorgan
med as a provisional regiment of two bat
alions of fodr companies each. The regi
nent will consist of a lieutenant colonel,
wo majors, eight captains, ten first lieu
enants and eight second lieutenants and
60 enlisted men. The enlisted men of the
egiment will be composed of natives of
he island as far as practicable.
Belgian Workmen Inerease Saving.
The government-savings banic of Belgium
howed an increase in deposits during last
ear of over $7,000,000, according to a re
ort to the State Department by Consul
leorge W. Roosevelt 'at Blrussels. The
mount of deposits last year wans over
127,000,000, belo45ing almost exclusively to
he working class,
added to Pert sultrie Reuservtin.
The Secretary 'et'War has promulgated
I general order~ declaring certain lands on
luilivan's Isla4. Charleston harbor, B.
3., an additli to te military reservation
f Fort Moult~fe.'-%e'state of South Car-,
ulia passed an act last 'winter granting
itie and ceding juiidictiori nyer this land.
1ome of the dTieaof Charleston harbor
iave been ereded Mb'this Island.
Adsstrahl at7' Anekiand.
iram from annen i
irrival this morning aboard the flagship
!3rooklyna at* Auckld, where- he went from
delbourne at teb4*1mritao of the New Zea
and governmeg$. 3
General Gillespip, chie( of Engineers, has]
rone to New York for a few days.
Rev. Asa S. Fiske, D.D.. pastor of Gun
~on Temple Penbterianz Church, is at
:ending the general assenmbly as one of the
~oumminers frdie this preabytery.
Mr. Deavid . jMendriek. who has been
~onnlned te bia 4pm5. 163a New Hampshire
ivenue, ajsonqe Weeks past by sicknes
is improy Iwly.- but .ia stil quite a
aick as. .
E. G. Rq~of tan Pa.. is 'visiting
Lisa sst. A. F." Hess' at No. ni00 3th
Geo. J. Vortimer Wil return to his home
ait CrystAl Springs. luais'ippii, tonuight.
Virgimia Pestyitet Asseinted.
G.W ah n oaiipointed post
matra ayp, cuy Vs., vice W.
ft -Beas, resigned.
NO CHANGE DESIRED,
People of Wtai Satisfed With the
Oorrupt Old Ways.
TAFT COM ON II A QUAIDARY
Habits and Customs Not to Be
Interfered With Now.
THE VIEWS OF THE DATTOS
Correspondence of the Associated Press.
JOLO, Island of Sulu, March 28.-The
hopefulness which has always been a
marked characteristic of the United States
Philippine commission was not Increased
by that body's visit to the Sulu archipeag.
While little in the way of improvement was
expected from the Moros, the fact devel- I
oped by the brief contact with these people I
was that they showed no desire for any
thing different from their old way of giving
easy-going allegiance to tfieir- nearest dat
too and to the sultan; paying to them their 1
trifling poll tax, and when convicted of I
theft, a not uncommon occurrence, stealing
more in order to pay their fines and avoid I
being sold into slavery.
Close acquaintance with the barbario
backwardness of these people was an object
lesson to the commission, and at the close
of the visit the members were in a :,tate of
considerable uncertainty as to how .o deal
with the situation. They took a lot of tes
timony from military officers, foreigners
and dattos, with a view to future delib.ra- X
Slavery and Polygamy.
Slavery and polygamy appear to be as c
strongly implanted as ever among the
Moros. It is the universal opinion of the
Americans who visit Jolo that any attempt
to abolish either at present would be idle, I
and Judge Taft in his first formal interview c
with the sultan assured him taat there was 0
no purpose of interference with any of the t
habits, customns or religion of the inhab
itants. The whole outfit, from master to
naked little boy, .tate far more pride in
petty warlike prestige than in any sort of t
industry. The datto reads nothing, keep; I
no accounts, maintains as many wives as r
pleases him, and lives a life of idleness and c
ignorance, His only law is the Koran, and b
he is very apt to interpret that to suit him- b
There can be no question but that Jolo
continues to sustain its claim to being the
cleanest town in the Philippines. But being
a military reservation, it is hardly so won
derful that its broad roadways are always a
neatly spread with clean sand, its gutters c
trimly built of stone and its houses scru- a
pulously neat in their frequent coats of a
paint and whitewash.
Malaria, however, is still very prevalent. t
A considerable percentage of the four com:- 8
panies of troops stationed here are usually lo
ill, but the malaria rarely has a directly a
fatal result. b
Want More Self-Government. A
The dattos talk much more freely when t
the army officers are not with!n hearing. f
In speaking with the Associated Press oor- e:
respondent, they insisted that the town
of Jolo ought to be freed from the restric- I
tions and severities of a military govern
They admitted that it would be out of the y
question for the Moros to have the slight
est share in a self-government scheme, but 0
they believe that the civil affairs of the t
place ought to be governed by a president, t
secretary-treasurer and possibly a small
committee of councilors appointed by the d
commission. They would not, they said, c
object to the presence of troops-in fact, a
they were gladt to have that protection-but
they were of one mind in wanting a slight
measure of civil town government in ao
cordance with American as against Spanish
ideas and customs. These ambitions were 11
not put forward to the commissioners in a a
direct manner, for the reason that the dat
tos were a little furttve, and disinclined to
express themselves in what might have 0
been regarded as a desire to rid themselves C
of their pre- -nt authorities, the army of- *
ficers who sat by listening.
In conversation with the military men.
they declared that according to their ex
periences it would be altogether impossible (
to successfully govern the islanders by any I
civil government. They believed that the I
provost marshal of Jolo and his subordi
nates were taking care of affairs in the
only way in which it could be done, and
that interference by civil process would
only cause friction. r
The commissioners appeared to be of 3
about the same mind, so far as the present I
outlook goes, blst the question of govern- c
ment of Jolo was taken under advisement, r
along with other Sulu problems. I
Treaty Causes Differences. 4
The greater problem of the exercise of t
fyture authority over the Sulu archipelago
is beclouded by the treaty made by Gen
eral Bates with the Sultan. According to
its terms, the treaty can be abrogated only I
by consent of both parties.e
It has admittedly been violated in minor F
respects by both parties. For instance, p
the treaty provides that Moros accused of a
crime be tried by Moro courts, which, in
effect, means the sultan or dattos. The
sultan complains that the army officers
have insisted on trying Moros charged 1F
The officers hold that the suppreselon of t
piracy is naturally a legitimate function
of a sovereign power. The officers heret
assert that the treaty is a clog on the prog- a
ress of affairs, and they favor negotiation 0
for its abrogation. Those conversant with
the situation believe that events will per
haps, before long, necessitate a new deal
with the sultan. I.
Sulu questions in general will be import- d
ant features to be dealt with by the soon
to-be-organized general government of the
*EXPLOSION4 OF NITRO-GLYCERINE- d
Portunately No One Was Hat at t1
Worksu at Kenvil, N. J. 1
DOVER, N. J., May 2.-Eight hundred fi
pounds of nitro-glycerine blew up at the
Atlantic dynamite works at Kenvil, six
miles from Dover, today. No one was in
The building was a frame structure 20) a
feet by 36. A hole in the ground marks the 0
place where it stood. c
The nitro-glycerine that exploded was in 1!
the freezing house, where it was to under- a
go a second separation from the spent acid h
by .a process of refrigeration. The explo- a
sion was caused by the accidental over- f
heating of the nitro-glycerine.,
WEALTHY CflICAGOAN BEATEN.
Robbers Lay in Watt fee Hima I. His
CHICAGO, May 2.-As Lewis W. Stone, I
a wealthy real estate owner, entered the
barn at his home, 4816 Michigan avenue,
last evening to feed his cow, he was
beaten, choked into insensibility and
robbed. His recovery from injuries suffered
in the attack is uncertain. At the age ot
eighty-four he employee no agent., but
makes his own collection.. In planniner the
attack upon the old man the robbers bed
expected to overpower him in the barn and
ad a months collections, estitedar at
SO, in his pocket. The assault may cast I
te life'of the hale old man, but the eaSh J
results to the robber were only $11. Mr.A
Stone had mnade a deposit of his collesta=
in bank the day before.
Conspaaions en the Deep.
NEW YORK, May 25.-The great liners
Lucanta and St. Paul arrived in port this 7
morninag, having been in sightpf each ether
for nearly twenty-four houral that is, with I
the exception of a short Well of fog. The
Lucania sighted the 01. Paul's -a dead i
ahad early in the mormnig of yesterlay C
and steadily gained ae rival, nai at 7' 3
o'cldek 1n the evening they were abreast l'
at a dieta=ee of two eaes, The Ut. Pasli
held her- own pretty well throuhout lasta
at 522 ths ~ only ehan il
minutes bhiknd the IUcnme wiche arrived ~
[ tat point at 5:4ocok The St Pau
trot voyage after me"eiving her new es
ine and a timrem ceaning.
The YrIastuta Eleeteas.
beelmiDlispateh to 2u Evenisg star.
RI(MOND, Va.. May 25.-Complete re
urns from the Virginia elections show that
he dOmocrats elected 0 out of 100 delegates
0 the constitutional convention. Further
etursm from King William county reverse
he reported election of United States Mar
hal Morgn Treat over Judge Roger Greg
Milwaukee Patteramakers Strike.
MILWAUKEE, May 25.-Pattirnmakers
*f this city struck today for an increase of
0 per cent and a nine-hour day. The
trikers number about 150.
The Valkyrte te Be Broken Up.
GLASGOW. May 25.-The Valkyrie III.
.rd Dunraven's yacht, defeated in the
Lmerica's cup contest in 106 which is
Ving in Gourock biy. Is to be broken up
German Warships Ordered Reme.
BERLIN, May 25.-The German naval di
ision In the far east, consisting of the
ettle ships Kurfuerst Friedrich Wilhelm,
he Bradenburg, the Weissenburg and the
Voerth and the dispatch boat Hela, baa
een ordered, by cable, to return home.
Earthquake Shock at Tars.
TURIN. May 2.-A violent earth shock
ras experienced here. at Coni and else
rhere. at 6 o'clock this morning. Little
amage was done, but the people were
At New York. May 25: ArrivedwLucania,
rom Liverpool; St. Paul, from Southamp
Victims of Volcano's Eruption.
THE HAGUE. May 25.-An official die
atch from Batavia. Java, says three Eu
opeans and 178 natives perished as a re
ult of the recent eruption of the volcano
Wight Says His Accounts Balance.
NEW YORK. May 25.-James S. Wightt
rho is accused by the state bank examiner
f being short In his accounts as secretary
f the Perth Amboy Mutual Loan Associa
ion to the amount of several thousand
ollars, was arraigned in court in Perth
.mboy today. He waived examination and
all was fixed at $2,000. Mr.' Wight, who
i a lawyer, was In Newark when the war
ant was Issued, but as soon as he heard
f it he surrendered himself. He says that
is accounts, when he ceased recently to
e secretary of the association, balanced
3 a cent.
14ew Dock at Coriuto.
The government of Nicaragua has sigifed
contract with T. Solomon, an American
itizen residing at Bluefields, for the con
ruction of a dock at the port of Corinto.
ccording to a communication received at
ie State Department from Consul Donald
mn at Managua. The dock is tp be 500 feet
ng, 815 feet wide and is to be constructed
f iron. It will cost $150,000 gold, and !s to
e ready for public use within on3 year.
s compensation for the capital invested
ie builder will be allowed to c-llect from
) to 15 cents per hundredweight for
eight and 10 cents for each passenger
nbarking and disembarking from the port.
teport. to Chief Inspector Cochran.
The chief of post office inspectors re
aived a dispatch today from Inspector
eid at St. Louis, announcing the arrest
r Andy Cunningham and William Lee on
ie charge of having commit'"d robbery at
ie post office of Big Springs. Mo.
Chief Inspector Cochran was notified to
ay of the arrest of a man at Boston
iarged with using the mails to advertise
n "oriental luck stone."
Late Army Orders.
Second Lieut. Benjamin 0. Davis, recent
r promoted from the ranks. has been as
gned to the 10th Cavalry.
The following named offieers have been
rdered to examination for promotion:
aptain Eugene L. Swift, assistant sur
eon, United States army; First Lieuts.
:arle D'A. Pearce. Andrew Moses, Philip
L Ward, Henry W. Butner, Williaa
hamberlaine and Second Lieuts. Gwynn
. Hancock, Francis A. Pope and Arthur
S. Hyde, all of the artillery corps.
Maler Davis' Record Clear.
The reports received at the War Depart
ient concerning the commissary affairs at
[anila make it entirely plain that Major
avis, commissary of subsistence, had no
mnnection with or cognizance of the ir
gularities which were developed. it Is
ated that there has been no time when
eneral MacArthur or the officers maki-ng
ie investigation desired the presence of
lajor Davis, as his record was clear.
New Porto Rican Postmater.
Two postmasters were appointed in Porto
ieo today. Simplicio David was appoint
1 postmaster at Hatillo, vice C. M. de
,uiz removed, and Dario Ruiz was ap
3lnted at Vieques, vice Victor Dlutiel, re
Queen Victoria'. Birthday.
A dispatch from London yesterday says:
:ing Edward presented a new color to the
cots Guards on the Horse Guards parade
>day. Subsequently his majesty witnessed
ie ceremony of trooping the color, so long
.sociated with the anniversary of the birth
MiaJ. KrauthoE Relieves Allise..
Maj. Charles R. Krauthoff, commissary,
nited States army, has been relieved from
uty as assistant to the purchasinig com
tiasary at San Francisco, and ordered to
ancouver barracks, Wash., for assign
ent to duty as chief commissary of that
tpartment, relieving Maj. James N. Ali
m, commissary, United States army. at
tat duty. Maj. Allison being thus re
eved will go to Manila, Philippine Islands,
ir assignment to duty.
Ge.. dOnes Retanmed 1. Carte, Cas..
General J7. W. Clous, who has just beea
ttired as judge advocate general of the
rmy, has been retained by the Department
Justice to assist the government in the
ae of Capt. 0. M. Carter, formerly of the
ingineer Corps of the army, whose attor
eys are using every legal effort to secure
is release from the military Penitentiary
Leavenworth. Kn. General Clous is
uniliar with the case, as he had it under
mnaideration during his active service in
rein. Provisioms and Cetten Market.
MIICAiIO, May 22.-Grain:
July-... d 3
hiek-Kay........ 1 14- 14 14-45
July........14.6U 14.1 14.36 14.M
LeAd-May........8.15 6.15 6.5 6.1
July........5.12 8.13 sNo 8.33
Mibs-May........6.22 6.22 8.1
July........ T 1.35 1.36
NEW YOin. May 25.-~~:
sy..............Tg T.8 .0T
................ .35 TA 1.36T. T
qite................1.6 TS TM T
marEMOen May 25.-,Iker am~es
samner Ne. 23
u: =ga'ta. illile
laism; So. em (ah.UA&,5ua hm,n..I
S. 2 wesaa, n i ns k u
miet -m eel.ame
ma. 10 ae
FINANCE AND TRADE
Strong Opening in Stoolm Followed
by Renscimq Tenncy.
GOULD PROPERTIES ACTIVE
Bank Statement, Though Favor
able, Did Not Help Buls.
GENERAL MARKET REPORTS
special Diupateb to The Ewe"alg Star.
NEW YORK. May 25.-Contrary t, yes
terday's closing-which verged on huoyancy
-dullness characterized the opening of the
stock market here today, and the trading
element continued in general control.
In the railway list the significant move
ments were almost entirely confined to the
Gould Southwestern speealties-Missourl
Pacific. Texas Pacific and Wabash issues
and Erie. In the last mentioned improve
mentu were made of a point and over. Os
account of this strength it was naturally
Inferred that further progress had bees
made in the plans for readjusting the rela
tions of these roads, one to the other. No
news, however. was furnished the street
in regard to the status of affairs in them.
The local Traction shares were manipu
lated a point and over on very small
transactions. A good deal of bullish talk
%as heard on Brooklyn Rapid Transit, on
the expectation of some good work from
the new management.
In the industrial group Tobacco stocks
were again the feature and a further gain
of 2 points was made In American Tobacco
soon after the start. while Continental To-A
bacco sold up to 63, a gain of % per cent
over last night-s close. These stocks, how
ei er, on realizing sales. reacted about a
point and a half after the first half hour's
Sugar was not inclined to do much, the
trading In this specialty being confined to
a few hundred shares.
Speculation otherwise was devoid of fea
ture and the traders, while somewhat bull
ishly inclined. appeared to be waiting for
positive results in connecton with the '
bank statement. On the appearance of the
bank statement, which, when it came, was
conceded by all to be a very favorable one,
the market sold off, traders realising on
the stocks bought on yesterday-a early de
Union Pacific lost over a point. the to
bacco stocks showed further reactionary
tendencies, losing in all about 3 per cent
from the highest prices of the early ad
vance and the general list was inclined to
There was one transaction in Northern
Pacific at 200.
The action of the market after the pub
lication of the bank statement was some
what disappointing to those people who
expected to see a strong closing. while
those who sold stocks early this morning
on the theory that the bank statement had
been discounted in the buoyant closing
of yesterday seemed to be well satisfied
with their judgment.
The market is a very narrow one. and
unless some new buying orders come in
to sustain prices and the labor situation
is cleared up considerably, speculation Is
likely to drag and In a full market the
bears are likely to profit more than the
Possibly the after effect of the good bank
statement may result in higher prices next
week-but nothing but a rally-mostly la
the low-priced share*-S expected by ese
judges of the market.
The bank statement follows: Reserve
increased. 37.98.OliO: loans decreased, 614.
6391.00; specie increased. 61.178.100; legab
increased. 32.181.510: deposits decreasse
310.500,800; circulation decrese , $1.M
FINANM . A"D CON Ereas.
- ow erY k Steerk m9.tge.
Furnshed by W. B. Meb" & C. bas.m
and brokers. 1419 F at., members 14ew Yort
stock cxchanee. correspondents Mesur La
denburg, Tal=.i & Co.. New Yort.
Upm .Wgh Law. asse.
A"malmated Copper... 116 1. I
American Sugar ........ 48s 14% 1_
Amerean Tobao.... 1N 11 I
Atchison.........._ 7% 701%
Atchison.pfd... 6 .....
Baltimore & Ohio.......... -
Baltimore a Ohio. pm. ... ........ .,.
Brookiynfapild Tr784L. 164 i WA 1g
Chesapeake a h _o.... a a 0
Chicago. B. a Q...... ..
Chic. a Serthwester_.....
C .M. and SL Paul....... l l S ee i g am
Cnicago . I a Pacific.. in ing in6 in
Chic.a . Western....--. ..... ... .
Col. Fuel and Iron...._.... gs 91 91 s
Consolidated Ga....... 21
Con. Tobaceo..........-... gg
Con. Tobacco i....... 11 112
ie ... .......
Illinoi. Centra.... 11 1a0 135 IS
Iouisyilie a Naahville. 1 Im 1la 03415
Metropolitan Traction. 1451701 169 00
Manhattan Elevate.----. 1i4 l 11t4 1131
Missouri Pacific....----... 107 106 16
M.,K. aT.. p Id....... 7% 5% 36
New Jersey CentraL...... . ...
Northern Pacific.....- 200 290 260 2e6
I' orthern Pacfie. pfd.. 97% S7' 07% gs)
Pennsvivsana R...... & 441 1441 14414 144%
Southern Pacifie........- 8 a
isouthern Railway-... 29% 29
Bouthern Railway, pil. 83 86
Texas Pacifie..... ... . 7
Tenn. Coal anditron.... 4~ 1
( nion Pacfic.. ........;... 101 1% II
lUnse Paciflo pfd......... 6
U.S Lae~h..,..__is/ 4
UX S.Leather, pf...... 782 78%
U.8.Rubber................ 21 ~21 21 2
U.S. 8teeL................. 441 44%4 eg
Wabmpft........... % C @12
Weten nin~l..- U
W=.s.gete Steek Emehang.
fsale.-regular call. 12 ecetek r.-Us..m On
an. 6 at 100% 10at ltm*E
1 att leOat 100%, 10 atlS 10 at 167, ls
IMat 102%. 10 at MS a 168. re..a..
Momot ype, 10 at 13% 10 at 3.6%. Lfter cU-~
Margathlm a.#vpe6 at 10. 1 at 17O. (OgItsi
Dia 31c a OsebaBss
124 bie, . 2 - ..m.m. 10 4
Mi ae. 10 er e.m . Wno bas we~atcga asEms
.ie Bal 11e46 ikU.8.mnteLgitd.
Idb1 eerti U b~L .. ca..bt..
miles t,18M. se T. U -. L umga..
Th3., a. Ubti.. ~i,1..1
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