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No. 15,114. WASHINGTON, D. C., TUESDAY,_ AUGUST 6, 1901?TEN PAGES. TWO CENTS.
THE EVETfllfQ 3TAB. PUBLISHED DAILY, BXOBPT SUHDAT. Mmlnm OffW, 114 Stmt tad Pennsy lTania The Evening Stat STowapaper Oompanj. 8. i. 1APTFMANS, Fart. Few York Officei 128 Tribane Building. CMoago Office: Bcjob Building. Tb# Evening Star In aerred to anbacrlben la tbe city by carrier*, on thetr own account, at 10 cent# oer week. or 44 centa per month. Coplea at the counter 2 centa each. By mall?anywhere In the U.B. orOinada?postape prepaid?AO centa per month. Saturday Quintuple Sheet Star. $1 per year; with foreign pratage added. $3.08. (Entered at the I'oat Office at Washington, D. O., as aecond-clasn mall matter.) ICT" All nail aubacrlptloQM raoet be paid In advance. Ratea of advertlalng made know a on application. IN SECRET SESSION National Officers of Amalgamated Association Meet in Pittsburg. * CONSIDERING STRIKE PROCLAMATION This Will Go First to the Employ ers in Interest. fHE GENERAL SITUATION PITTSBFRG, August 0.?President Sh.if f- r called a meeting <?f the national officers for a secret session at 2 o'clock this after noon to submiti the proclamation and notice to the manufacturers of the intend ed general strike. They are now meeting. The general strike order was not issued by I'resident Shaffer this morning, and it may be delayed beyond the time limit made by him yesterday. He says there are suffi cient reasons for the delay, but the only apparent cause is said to be the hope enter tained that the officers of the big steel corporation may soon realize the serious results th.it will follow a general closing of the plants and make overtures for peace. The Amalgamated Association, it is explained, does not want to take hasty action and proposes to rest quietly for a while. From the meager reports from the officials of the steel combine* they are not worrying over the delay and seem to be confident as ever that they will win. They are encouraged over the delay in is suing the strike order and believe it is due to the fact that the officers of the workers organization are not certain of their abil ity to bring out the union men desired. One thing appears certain, and that is that President Shaffer will not call out the men before the latter part of the week. President Shaffer was at his office at o'clock this morning and at once went to work. It is said that he is preparing the notices to the different companies which will state that he intends to call the men out. These notices will probably go out today. To Start Ip the Painter >1111. Xo attempt has been made to start any of the mills in this city, now tied up by the Amalgamated Association, but a rumor is current in the west end today that an effort will be made to start the Painter mill non-union this week. A rfumber of fires in the mill have been lighted, and while the management refuses to talk, there is every indication that something in that direction is being planned. *" This morning it was reported that the management had wcureel three rollers, one Of them a striker, who have agreed to go back. It is also said that they will get enough helpers today to start the trio on one set of rolls. A number of the strikers were seen and they say that they have heard the report and believe it to be true. At Clark's mill and the plant of Lindsay ^ utcheon, conditions are unchanged Reports from nearby towns on the strike situation follow: Situation at Leechharg. LEECHBURG, Pa.. August 0.?Two mills of the Hyde Park plant, which started up yesterday, worked through the night and are still In operation. Xo trouble has oc curred, but a clash between the strikers and non-union men at midnight was nar rrfwiy averted. There is a noticeable in crease of strikers' friends about the town \f day, while only a few new men came from Apollo and Yandergrift to work in the mill. Inaction at McKeedport. McK ELSPORT. Pa.. August 0.?The strikers and mill officials are Inactive. The Amalgamated Association is engaged in strengthening its organization in the two rolling mills of the Xatlonal Tube Company atul it is now announced that every man in the Roston plant will come out and that 85 per cent of the men in the Xational mill are members of the association. The Amal gamated officials also claim that in spite of the vigilance of the mill officials, lodges have been formed in the Carnegie mills at Homestead and Duquesne. WellKYiUe Plants Manning "N LLLS\ ILLE, Ohio, August 0.?The plant is working stronger today than at any time since the strike began. Five of the six mills were running, and Manager Rrookman says it will only be a question of a day or so until the plant will be run ning in full capacity. The strikers are or derly and are no longer interfering with the non-union men, Steel 'I rnst Official* Pleased. XEW YORK. August 6.-The officials of the I nited States steel corporation and its subsidiary companies in Xew York are much pleased at the reopening of the Hyde Park mill. They regard its opening as a tignal \ ict .ry, and are confident that equal success will crown their efforts at other points. President C. M. Schwab was at his office as usual today. Karnuce Workers May Strike. lOl XGSTOW X. Ohio, August 0.?A meet ing of the executive committee of the Blast Furnace Workers' Association will be held at Xiles tomorrow. Wintrier the workers will go out on a strike in sympa thy with tlie Amalgamated Association will depend upon the result of this mating Representatives from the Sh, nango and Mahoning valleys and a full executive win bt> present. It is the noii.y if the blast furnace workers not to turn out an> iron that is to be used bv the Cnit^d States Steel Corporation, and thev will de termine whether there is any truth in ti>e reports that iron is now being ma l-? at ai.v of .Jr. union furnaces for the ?,i- combine A communication from the American F< d eration of Labor regarding the strike will "iakc<T"ler,J al ??> Strikes in the Ilazelton District. llAZELTOX, Pa.. August 6.?Two strikes were begun in the Hazel ton district today. (>ne was at the Evans colliery. Beaver Meadow, operated by A. S. Van Wickle & t o.. where all hands, numbering about 'Joo, quit because of the refusal of the foreman to r. in.-tate two drivers discharged for al leged infraction of the rules. The other v. as at the Audenried colliery of the Le rnfn \Vilk,'sh u re Company, where 300 . r.8 "ft return to work until their , inspection committee, refused access. sionT,^ ,l^e ls S'ven permis cardJJ in workings and look at the ? ?' all union members. Trnnaporti to Nail for Manila. SAX FRANCISCO. August 0 ? It is offi cially announced that the transport Meade will sail for Manila August 10 and the Sheridan will sail September 1. It is prob able that the Warren will sail for Manila on September 16 and the Logan on October 1. PREDICTS CHOICE OF HANNA SEXATOR STEWART REGARDS HIM AS PROBABLE NOMINEE. Says That the Large Output of Gold Hati Settled the Silver Instie for the Time Being. Senator Stewart of Nevada is In Wash ton and was at the Treasury Department today on business. In an interview with a Star reporter Mr. Stewart said he believed from present indi cations that Senator Hanna. of Ohio would be the next republican nominee for the presidency. He added: "In my opinion Senator Hanna will be nominated. He seems to have the best chance thus far of any of those mentioned, and 1 believe the more the people under stand him the better they will like him. Mr. Hanna is a broad-minded citizen and is thoroughly capable in every respect.of handling the affairs of* the executive office. He is much stronger than he is given credit for by certain people, and the campaign developments of the past four years de-. monstrated that he is one of the ablest men in the country. I think he would make a great candidate and look for his nomination. Personally I havp no prefer ence. Mr. Fairbanks is one of my friends, and he would also make a good President, but he is not so well known to the people as Mr. Hanna. So it is with the other men named in connection with the nomination.' In speaking of the contention that the silver issue is dead, Mr. Stewart, who in years past has been a persistent advocate of free and unlimited coinage, said: "The extraordinary output of gold for the past five years has settled the money question for the time being. It is to niv mind a sad admission that the supply of our circulating medium should be regulated by the quantity of one metal. Sooner or later the mines must fail and the money question will then be paramount. The suf fering will be appalling, in my judgment, just as it has been in the past in such in stances. This has occurred with the same certainty during the past two thousand years as night has followed day. Still the persons most interested?that is. the mon ey makers?will not allow the question of regulating the quantity of money otherwise than by the mere accidents of mining. "It is idle when the supply of money is sufficient to meet the demands of ihe coun try or world to make the issue 'more mon ey.' It is impossible to bring the silver question to the front at the present time and it is possible that it may never again be an issue. Wise men, however, should consider some rule by which an adequate supply of money can be furnished without regard to the output of either the quartz or pulp mills. The issue has sometimes appeared between the quartz and the pulp mills, and it may again appear in that form in the most violent manner." CANNOT INCIR EXPENSE. Itiulit of a I'nited State* C'onuiiiMgioner to PuniHh WitneNMeft torn Contempt. The controller of the treasury in a de cision rendered today decided an interest ing question relating to the right of United States commissioners to issue and inforce the execution of warrants for contempt committed in their presence while they are hearing cases. The question arose over a warrant issued by United States Commissioner Mullins of Grundy, Va., for the arrest of Preston Wilson for contempt of court. In a letter received by the con troller Wilson, who was a witness in a case before the commissioner, was charged with contempt in that he "got drunk and cursed the commissioner and every one present. When repeatedly commanded to be quiet h-> got very obstreperous and the I commissioner issued a warrant and sent him to jail." The deputy marshal who served the warrant then put in a claim for a fee, the payment of which caused the matter to be referred to the controller. The point was whether the commissioner had a right to commit Wilson for contempt, it being argued that if no such right ex isted I'nited States commissioners would be powerless against insult and contumely di rected against them by witnesses during the progress of trials, and that protection against such was undoubtedly afforded by the law. In his decision the controller says: "The conclusion is inevitable that a United States commissioner is wholly with out jurisdiction to punish for contempt, at least so far as to impose any liability upon the United States for fees and expenses incurred under the so-called warrant of arrest in the proceedings to punish an ob streperous or boisterous witness for mis conduct in the presence of the commis sioner while engaged in the trial of a case or in any judicial proceeding whatever pending before such commissioner. "Such being the law I can see no way to extricate the commissioner from the help less condition in which he may be placed by the misbehavior of a witness, nor am I authorized to involve the government in any expense not contemplated by law." The controller therefore refuses to au thorize the payment of the fee of the ] deputy marshal for serving the warrant. NEW PHILIPPINE TARIFF. I'aeifle Coaxt Interest* Appeal for More Favorable Duties. Col. Edwards, chief of the insular divis ion of the War Department, has received reports from Collector Shuster and Special Agent Conant, who on their way to the Philippines consulted commercial men in San Francisco regarding certain sugges tions that have been made about the new Philippine tariff. The principal complaint of the Pacific coast interests was to the effect that fruits, salmon, wines and whis kies could not be exported to the Philip pines under the proposed new tariff by the producers of .this country. Investigations made by Messrs. Shuster and Conant caused them to recommend a reduction in the fruit schedule and also on canned sal mon. *It was not believed that any satis factory change in the liquor schedules could be made. These recommendations will be forwarded to the Philippine com mission befort- the new tariff is promul gated, and will probably be adopted. Many persons are asking for a differential or dis criminating duty in favor of American products going into the Philippines, but under the Paris treaty no such discrimina tion can be made. Spain is entitled to the admission of her products at the same rates as those of the I'nited States, and other nations having the "most favored nation clause*' in their treaties would be entitled to the same rates. MovemeutN of Naval Ve**el*. The torpedo boats Cusning and Winslow have arrived at Brooklyn, N. Y., from Lewes, Del. The Concord has left Seattle, Wash., for Dutch harbor. The Kearsarge, Alabama and Massachusetts have sailed from Newport for Nantucket sound. The Culgoa has sailed from Colombo for Suez. The Navy Department has announced the itinerary of the training ship Essex. She will leave Newport, II. I., the ^oth instant, touching at Punta Delgado, Azores, Gi braltar, Madeira. Trlnid id, St. Kltts, San Juan, Curacoa, Kingston, Jamaica, Guan tanamo bay. Key West, Fla.; Bermuda and Hampton Roads, arriving at the last named place April 1 next. The New York arrived at Itsukushima, Japan, yesterday. The Mohican has ar rived at Port Angeles from Victoria. B. C. The Celtic sailed from Sydney, N. S. W., for Brisbane yesterday. The Albany and the Nashville sailed from Colombo for Mahe, Seychelles Islands. The Columbia, towod by the Potomac and Samoset, ar rived at New York today to replace the Vermont. The Castine has sailed from New York for $jew London, Conn. ARE PIGEON-HOLED Applicatioi s for Banking Charters in the Philippines. WILL AWAIT ACTION BY CONGRESS Some Believe That the National Law Applies. IN CASE OF PORTO RICO Officials of the Treasury Department are awaiting with great interestthe enactment by Congress of a national banking law for the Philippine Islands. There ate now on file with the controller of the currency many applications for the establishment of national banks in the archipelago, but under the circumstances the department is not empowered to act in the matter. At present there are no national banks in the Philippines. Virtually all of the banking business performed there is done by a private concern, which ha? been in existence for some years, and whlcn even under the Spanish regime transacted a great proportion of the banking affairs of the Islands. The situation is such, there fore, that the islands offer a wide field for the operations of national banks and any banking institution established there under the direction of the United States govern ment will most assuredly absorb the lion s share of the constantly growing banking business of the archipelago. It is with this view that capitalists have made application for the organization and establishment of national banks in the is lands. Such applications are at present pigeon-holed, and until the office of the controller is authorized under statute vet to be enacted they will remain so. As the situation now stands there is no banking law applying to the Philippines. Although the affairs of the islands are under the supervision of the civil com mission, of which Judge Taft is enairman, no law has been promulgated which war rants the establishment of u-itional banks toaci therefore remains for Congress C ongress must either enact a banking law especially for the islands or it must decide that" the iu-esent national br liking laws of the United States applj. The Cane of Porto Hlco. The latter position was assumed by the Attorney General recently in a decision rendered at the instance of the Treasury Department in the matter of the applica bility of the banking laws of the United States to Porto Rico under the general pro visions of the Foraker act. While the situ ation in the Philippines is no doubt some what analogous to that of Porto Rico it is a much mooted point as to whether the gen eral banking law will apply also to the far eastern possessions. It is anticipated in some quarters that the banking laws of this country will be held to apply to the Philippines just as they ap ply to Porto Rico, although in regard to the Philippines no general law bearing upon the islands has been enacted such as the Fora ker law applying to Porto Rico. Ii is true that th? Spooner act was passed to apply directly to the Philippines, but the provis ions of this law are held by high authority as not applicable to the same relative de gree as the Foraker act. Congressional action on the subject, how ever, will decide the point conclusively, and Inasmuch as the Supreme Court has held that the national legislature has plenary authority to prescribe law for the new ter ritories any action which It may take will be decisive. Question of Residence. In this connection, however, the opinion is expressed that it will be judicious for Congress to enact a law that will obviate the objectionable grounds that have stood in the way of the establishment of national banks in Porto Rico. As was pointed out In The Star several days ago the law as it now applies to the latter island provides that the directors of any national bank there must be American citizens, three fourths of whom must have resided in the island at least one year prior to their elec tion to office. As a result of this provision capitalists willing to invest their money in this direction have been repulsed, there being an unwillingness on the part of the prospective investors to comply with the law relating to a prescribed residence of one year. The question is whether it will be wise to apply a similar law to the Philippines. The same objections will prob ably arise in case the law is not changed, and unless a departure is made from this provision it is probable that the same dis couragement lent to the establishment of national banks in Porto Rico will obtain in the case of the Philippines. Cltlsenship of Filipinos. The question of American citizenship In case it is Intended to identify Filipinos with the ownership and directorship of the banks will also arise. The problem of Filipino citizenship must be precisely set tled before the natives can be legally in volved In this respect. Altogether, the situation as it now stands is a perplexing and unsatisfactory one. The enactment by-Congress of specific legisla tion will clarify the situation, however. It is earnestly hoped at the department that the House and Senate will pass some meas ure eliminating the objections enumerated and which will tend to encourage the de velopment of national banking affairs In the islands. ALL. THE WITXESSES HEARD. Report of the Industrial Commission Will Now Be Prepared. The subcommission of the industrial commission charged with the duty of pre paring a draft of report to be made to Congress met today at the Bliss building, after a short recess, which most of the members have spent at their homes. The testimony which has been taken by the commission is practically all in print and no other witnesses are to be heard, as all the time until Congress meets will be needed to complete the commission's re port. CAPT. CRITTEXDEX PRAISED. Representative Cannon Commends His Care of Yellowstone Park.. Gen. Gillespie, chief of engineers, has re ceived a personal letter from Representa tive Cannon, chairman of the House ap propriations committee, speaking in the most enthusiastic terms of the improve ments in progress in the Yellowstone Na tional Park, and commending In high terms the Intelligent and economical administra tion of Capt. Hiram M. Chittenden, corps of engineers, the officer in charge of the improvement of the park. Representative Cannon says that the appropriations for the park were wisely made, and are being used by Capt. Chittenden to the best in terests of the government. Representative Cannon has just returned to his home from a visit to tho Yellowstone Park. Gen. Greely mt Cabalogran. Gen. Greely has reported his arrival at Cabalogan, Philippines, where he is super Intending the repairing of a cable that has recently been laid. grief of a Nation Expressed in Condolences Over Death of Dowager Empress. COMMENT OF THE UERMAN PRESS Kaiser William Orders Six Weeks of National Mourning. KING EDWARD'S PLANS BERLIN, August ft?A special edition of the Reichsanzeiger published this morning contains an imperial cabinet order giving notice of the death of Empress Frederick, and ordering six weeks' national mourning, beginning today. The order also directs that all public amusements, including court socials and theatrical performances, be suspended until after the funeral. According to dispatches from Cronberg, the death agony of the dowager empress was brief, lasting hardly a quarter of an hour. When Prof. Renvers informed Em peror William that his mother's heart had ceased to beat, the chaplain made a brief prayer and "his majesty placed white lilies in his mother's hands. Telegrams are pouring in from all quar ters. The heads of all foreign states and the sovereigns of the German states have jent messages of condolence couched in the warmest terms. 1'olitleal Side of Her Life. The papers comment on the political side of the dowager's character with re serve. The Post considers it easily com prehensible that a woman of her abilities should seek to influence the political views of her husband; but, the paper refrains from criticism since she avoided all po litical activity after Emperor Frederick's death. The Ivreuz Zeitung wholly ignores her politics. The Neuste Nachrichten says she brought from England political views which were "suitable in a highly developed, solidly foundationed country like England, but which were out of place in a country like Prussia, struggling for existence." The Deutsche Tages. Zeitung 3ays: "It would be unseemly and repugnant to our sentiments to recall the struggles in which she was drawn." The liberal papers describe the hopes Germany indulged in through her indoc trinating Emperor Frederick with En glish constitutional views. Many papers refer to her relations with the late Prince Bismarck and his opposi tion to her englaenderei. The flag on the United States embassy 1 was half-masted today. Kins Eilward'a Departure. COWES, August C.?The time of King Edward's departure for Germany is still undetermined. He goes to London this afternoon. The royal yacht Victoria and Albert awaits his arrival at Port Victoria to convey his majesty to Flyshing. Although the king decided that the Cowes yachting program should proceed, the own ers of the vessels entered for the king's cup, which was to have been raced fer to day, have resolved, out of respect for the dowager empress, not to start. Death Wait Peaceful. CRONRERG, August 0.?The body of the dowager empress .still lies in the bed cham ber overlooking the valley of the Main. She died in a soft sleep, painlessly, and her features bear the most serene and peaceful expression. The gardeners and other outdoor depend ents were admitted this morning to take a 1 -i. look at the remains. I'rr.peror William will arrive here at n >n, when orders will be issued for the various funeral arrangements, concerning which nothing definite is yet known. No strangers have yet been admitted to the castle. Wreaths continue arriving. Among the earliest was one brought by a deputation from the village of Cronberg, headed by the burgomaster. Another wreath was brought by the pastor of the village. COL'MT QIADT NOTIFIED. Secretary of German Emban*y Ex l>re*Nen Hevret at Ex-EntpreMN' Death. M A NCHESTER-B Y-THE-SEA, Mass., Au gust 6.?With expressions of deepest re gret-and with words of great loyalty, Count Quadt Wykradt isny, first secretary of the German legation, received the news of the death of the Dowager Empress Fr-derick at his summer cottage here. The German secretary first learned of the death of the empress through an Associated Press rep resentative. After speaking of the grief he felt, Count Quadt said: "The 'death of the emperor in 1SS8 was a serious blow. She had watched, and cared for him through a long and painful ill ness. Then, the recent death of her moth er, Queen Victoria, also deeply affected the empress, and the fact that she could not reach the bedside of the queen on ac count of her own ill-health doubtless has tened the end of the daughter. "The Empress Frederick always had shown special affection for her brother, King Edward VII," continued the count, "but this was only characteristic, for she loved a41 her people and her love was fully reciprocated." The German secretary also referred to another trait In the character of the em press as displayed in tho war of 1870, when she personally did all in her power for the relief of the wounded and suffering sol diers. The count also remarked that the dowager was exceedingly clever, having shown special interest In art. He closed the interview, as he had opened it, with words of sorrow and regret that such a blow had fallen upon the German people. The President's Condolence!, Official notice of the death of the Em press Dowager Frederic was received at the State Department yesterday afternoon in the following cable message from Am bassador White at Berlin: " The Empress Frederic, mother of the reigning emperor, died at Cronberg at G o clock this (yesterday) afternoon." A copy of this message was immediately t}? IJrosldent McKinley at Canton. The President sent his condolences to Em peror William today a3 follows: T State Department, August 0, IflOl. His Imperial and Royal Majesty, Wilhelm t , it rman emperor, #erlin: I letyn with deep sorrow of the death cf your majesty's beloved mother, the dow ager empress and Queen .Frederic. Her noble qualities have endearid her memory to the American people, in whose name and in my own I tender to your majesty heartfelt condolence. william Mckinley. The_flag of the Germai* embassy has been placed at half mast, and'a period of official mourning will be observed. Similar marks D_IrtSwect k? shown by officials of the British embassy, as the vlate empress dow ager was greatly bekrtfed as the oldest daughter of Queen Victoria and eister to King Edward VXJ. The British embassy now is located at Newport, "and no official announcement has been received at the embassy her*. MR. ROOSEVELT'S TRIP Politicians Suspect Him of Hunting Convention Delegates. HIS RECENT CONFERENCE WITH YATES Effect of Influential Western Support. GUESSESv OF SLATE MAKERS Politicians are watching with some inter est Vice President Roosevelt's tour through the western states. Naturally they put aside his explanation that he is going sole ly after wild cats and speckled trout and suspect him of hunting bigger game, to wit, some western delegations to the next republican national convention. Mr. Roosevelt had a conference with Gov. Yates of Illinois the other day and immediately the wiseacres jumped to the conclusion that a Roosevelt-Yates combi nation was in the wind, with Illinois to be the nucleus of the prospective bunch of western delegations. It made no difference that both gentlemen said they were merely conferring about an address to be de livered by Mr.- Roosevelt at the coming Il linois Grand Army encampment. Roosevelt's Western Strength. The query is put forth, based upon the assumption that Mr. Roosevelt is really hunting strength in the west, whether he has abandoned hope of winning his own state, discouraged by the seeming strength of the Odell boom; or whether he proposes to further his prospects in New York by first building up a following in the west that will make him appear to the New Yorkers to be inevitable, and thus sug gest their getting promptly into the fold of the faithful. Every one remembers, of course, that I Mr. Roosevelt, at the Philadelphia cortven- I tion, showed his greatest strength in the | west. It was the west that demanded and | forced his nomination for the vice presi- I dency in spite of not only his own remon- I strances but the efforts of some of the I party leaders to keep him out of the run- I ning. The situation now is hardly the same. | Then the west was practically solid for | Mr. Roosevelt, because other candidates I were few and inconspicuous. Now, how- I ever, more than one western state is train- I ing a presidential candidate. Beginning I with Ohio, and naming Indiana, Illinois, I W isconsin and Iowa, available presidential I timber is found, and Mr. Roosevelt, in I reaching out for those states, would have I to deal with several very substantial "fa- I vorite son" booms and get them out of the I way before he could assert a claim to the I delegations. In the states beyond he could easily, no 1 doubt, find an enthusiastic following. The I drawback is that they do not have many I votes in a national convention, and it I would be absolutely essential for him to have a few large delegations as a rally ing point. A Hold I'pon Illinois. Minnesota and Michigan thus far have I not presented any ambitious sons, and I their delegations may be said to be in po sition to be captured by the strongest man. Some politicians think that if Mr. I Roosevelt could establish a hold upon Illi- I nois he might draw in Michigan and Min nesota, and with these three states in the lead make up a procession of western I states that would present a very formid- I able front. Reports from Illinois say that Governor Yates would be very willing to take second place on a ticket with Mr. Roosevelt, but I the advices do not make it clear that he Is I powerful enough to deliver the vote of his I state to such a combination. He is com- | paratively new in politics even In Illinois, and several republicans in the state ore I credited with being able to dispute his I power. No one is Insensible to the fact that if I Mr. Roosevelt should make up an aggros- I sive combination of prominent western states it would have an appreciable effect upon the New York situation. It would probably cause a recasting of soino sup posed political lines in New York and cause a number of gentlemen to seek cover in the Roosevelt tepee who are now sus pected of straying from the reservation. Open Field for All. The presidential contest is expected to be a very pretty one. The field is a fair one at present, and no man has an apparent monopoly of the chances of success. For this reason the interest is unusual for a period so far in advance of the convention, and every move is eagerly watched and weighed by the politicians. There has been some talk in the past week of an upward movement in the boom of Governor Shaw of Iowa. It is hinted that some developments may shortly ap pear which will indicate that he is in the race as a formidable candidate. It is said that some of the other presumable candi dates have recently been making anxious inquiries about the extent of the Shaw strength, and have found that it is not to be ignored. Roosevelt Well I.lketl in Knmaii. Representative Curtis of Kansas, who is in the city, said today in speaking of presi dential gossip now being Indulged in throughout the state: "There has been very little of such talk thus far. Vice President Roosevelt, how ever, has thousands of friends throughout Kansas, and they are all ready to back him for the nomination three years hence. Kan sas considers thai it gave Mr. Roosevelt his start in political life. It assumed the lead for him at the Philadelphia conven tion, and naturally the people of the state think a great deal of him and his prospects. He is considered a western product and a western candidate by Kansas. There is also some talk of the Fairbanks boom, but Roosevelt seems to be in the van." BRINGING THE REMAINS. Not Settled Yet Where Major Almy Will Be Buried. The "War Department is informed that the remains of Major William E. Almy of the Porto Rican regiment have been ship ped from San Juan and are due at Brook lyn next Saturday. Col. Andrews of the adjutant general's office is in correspon dence with the family of the deceased in Philadelphia with reference to the funeral arrangements. IJ is not yet settled whether the officer will be buried in the Arlingtoh cemetery or in one of the cemeteries near Philadelphia. Naval Orders.( Lieut. J. H. Hetherington has been de tached from the torpedo station and order ed to the compass office, bureau of equip ment. for instruction. Lieut. J. M. Pickrell, from Inspecting ma chinery at Newport News, Va., and Lieut L. R. de Steigner, from office of naval in telligence, and Cadets C. L. Bruflf, C. A. Cook and R. Williams, from the Constella tion to duty in connection with the crew of the Illinois and to duty on board when that vessel is placed in commission. Chaplain T. A. Gill has been detached from the Essex and ordered home on one month's sick leave. MORE ARMY APPOINTMENTS A LARGE Xl'MBER OF LIEUTENANTS SELECTED. Hugh H. Price Cliosen Surveyor Gen eral of AriiontF-The Revenue Cutter Service. The following appointments were an nounced at the White House today: War?Frank D. Baldwin, to be colonel of infantry; James Regan, to be lieutenant colonel of infantry; Frank B, Jones, to be major of infantry; Frank H. Whitman, to be captain of infantry; Henry du R. Phe lan, to be assistant surgeon of volunteers, with rank of captain. To be first lieutenants of cavalry?James Longstreet, Jr., Harry N. Cootes, Theodore Schultz, James E. Shelley, Duncan Elliot, Charles H. Boice, John J. Ry?n. To be second lieutenants of cavalry? Selwyn D. Smith, William W. Overton, Gordon N. "Kimball, Walter F. Martin, Oscar S. Lusk, Philip Mowry. To be first lieutenants of infantry?Llnd sey P. Rucker, Mack Richard.\on, Cleve land Wilcoxon, Albert B. Sloan. To be second lieutenants of infantry: William H. Clenendin, William B. Bon ham, Albert J. Bright, Robert B. McOon nell, Harry E. Comstock, H. Clay M. Sup plee, Charles R. W. Morison, Christian A. Bach, Alexander B. Coxe. To be first lieutenants in the Artillery Corps: Stanley D. Embick, Ralph S. Gran ger, Henry B. Clark, Francis N. Cooke. To be second lieutenants in the Artillery Corps: Roy 1. Taylor, Fred L. Perry, Don ald W. Strong, Tilman Campbell. John M. Dunn, Homer B. Grant, Garrison Ball, Jean S. Oakes. Thomas J. Dickson, to be a chaplain. Treasury, to be third lieutenants in the revenue cutter service: Franklin B. Har wood, Charles F. Howell, Joseph L. Ingle, jr., William H. Mtinter, John L. Maher, Francis R. Shoemaker. Interior?Hugh H. Price of Phoenix. Ari zona, to be surveyor general of Arizona. Navy?Frank H. Clark, jr., to be a lieu tenant; Albert C. Dillingham, to be a com mander. OVER 41.000 HAVE YIELDED. ProKrcNd of Suppressing the Revolt In the Philippines. The War Department has made a new compilation of captures and surrenders in the Philippine Islands, in addition to the lists heretofore made public during the month of June. The new list covers the period from May 10 to June IS, 1901, and also shows certain captures and surrenders at previous dates not heretofore reported. During the period stated eight officers and 352 men of the insurgent forces were cap tured, and 181 officers and 2,440 men sur rendered, making the total number of in surgents captured or surrendered up to June IS last 41,029. There have aiso been captured 113 rifits of various patterns and 1.099 rifles were surrendered, together with 7,o30 rounds of ammunition and one can non. The list includes the surrender of Ale jandrlno and Lacuna with his entire force of thirty-one officers and 200 men at San Isidro May 19. General Wheaton reported that with the surrender of Lacuna and his command the state of war in the depart ment of northern Luzon was terminated so far as armed resistance to the United States was concerned. Lieut. Col. Braceros, Major Franco and other officers and civilian officials, with 105 Insurgent soldiers, surrendered at Laoag May 25. This force comprised the last of the insurgent army in the province of Iloeos Norte. The report also shows that 1,002 persons took the oath of allegiance at Salona, Nueva Ecija, during the ?vcek ended June 4; that Col. Bolanos and live officers were captured by Lieut. Peck at San Antonio June 11, and that Lieut. Hick man captured Commandante Crispo Ella and fifty-five suspects at the Barrio of Banilad on the 14th of June. ACCEPTED WITH GOOD GRACE. The Recent Order RecardinK Mall Rates for Newspaper*. The recent order of the Postmaster Gen era> more fully defining the class of mall matter that can be sent through the mall at second-class rates and requiring that a large quantity of periodicals so classified previously pay third-class rates is ap parently being accepted by publishers af fected by it with good grace. Investiga tion Into the law and authority of the Postmaster General to issue the order has not developed any legal defect In It, so far as Is known, and there Is no likelihood that It will be contested in the courts. There Is also no likelihood that> any im portant effort will be made to nullify the order through legislation, as it Is regarded as quite certain that Congress will thor oughly approve the course of the Postmas ter General. WAXTS $20,000 FOR ARREST. Louis Mayoline's Demand Hefore the Spanish Treaty Claims Commission. Louis Mayoline has filed with the Spanish treaty claims commission a claim for 120, 000 for arrest and imprisonment by the Spanish authorities in Cuba. In his peti tion he alleges that he was unlawfully ar rested, confined in prison, where he was treated with cruelty, and was finally oet free without any charge being made against him or undergoing trial. He is a naturalized American citizen, and was pur suing his trade as a cigar maker when ar rested, he alleges. WILL SHARE EXPEXSE EQUALLY. Running the Boundary Between Vir ginia and Tennessee. Governors Benton McMillin of Tennessee and Tyler of Virginia, who have been !n the city for the past two days on business connected with the controversy over the boundary line between the two states named, have determined upon the share of expense to be borne by their respective states in meeting the costs of the delimita tion of the boundary line now being made by a commission appointed for that pur pose. Two of the three members of this commission are employes of the coast and geodetic survey and the third is outside government service. The pay of the com missioners is not to exceed $10 a day. The states pay the coast survey officials the dif ference between their salaries allowed by law and the $10 per diem, and the entire compensation of the third member of the commission. The agreement reached by the governors proposes that each state shall share equally the expense Incurred, which altogether will not amount probably to more than $4,000 or $5,000. At Bristol the state line passes through the city, but both states by legislation have agreed upon the middle of Main street as the dividing line between the two commonwealths. Commander Swift Relieve* Schroeder. Commander William Swift, commanding the gunboat Yorktown. has been ordered to relieve Commander Seaton Schroeder as naval governor of the Island of Guam. The Yorktown is now en route to Guam. The assignment of Commander Swift 1* only temporary, pending the selection of & nwrnanent governor. It became necessary to detach Commander Schroeder from that duty prior to the explratlon of the usual period of such assignments tn order that he might return to the United States and testify before the Schley court of Inquiry. THE STAR BT VAIL 1 Persons leaving the city for an^ period t>an have The Star mailed to them by ordering It at this office. In person or by letter. Terms: 13 cent* per week; 2* cents for two weeks, or 60 cents per month. Invariably in advance. The address may be changed as frequently as desired. Always give the last address, aa well as the new one. HOWISON IS CHOSEN Third Member of the Court of In quiry. HAS EXPRESSED 10 OPIHION Selection is Satisfactory to Adnrvral Schley. WITNESSES TO BE CALLED The vacancy in the Schley court of In quiry caused by the inability of Rear Ad miral Kimberly to serve on account of ill health was filled today by the selection ot Rear Admiral Henry L. Howison. I*. 8. N., retired, whose appointment was announced by Acting Secretary Hqckett this after noon. At the same time it was announced that this appointment was agreeable to Admiral Schley. The department before taking action submitted a list of names to Admiral Schley, which Included that of Rear Admiral Howison. and Admiral Schley indicated his entire willingness to accept any officer on the list. The department showed the further cour tesy of communicating the selection to Cap tain Parker before making it public. As sistant Secretary Hackett also took the pre caution before issuing the order of com municating with Admiral Howison. who is at present at Saratoga Springs, N. ^anu had ascertained from him in advance that he had given utterance to no expression of opinion regarding the merits of the Samp son-Schley controversy. Admiral Howlnon'i Record. Rear Admiral Howison is one of tho youngest retired officers of his graxle, hav ing been retired October 10, 18SW, wlu n ho reached the age of sixty-two. He was a member of Admiral Dewey's class at tho Naval Academy, from 1S54 to 1K5M, and was next Ik low that officer on the list of com modores when Admiral Dewey fought the battle of Manila. He served creditably during the civil war, principally on block ade duty, during the early part of the war, but participated in the battle of Mobile bay as commander of the IT. S. S. Bienville. After the war he served on various ships, and was for a time inspector of ordnance at the Washington navy yard, in InsI he took command of the old frigate Minne sota for the purpose of organizing a gun nery training school. It is rather an interesting coincident that he was in command of the cr ilser Vandalia at Samoa, which vessel later went down in the hurricane in Apia har bor while fiylnpr '.he flag of Rear Admiral Kimberly, who had succeeded him as f< nlor officer on the station, and whom he now succeeds, on this court. Later Admiral Howison was commandant of the Boston yard, president of the lighthouse bowl, In this city, and after the Spanish war com mander of the South Atlantic station. Mistaken for Dewey. He made a famous long-distance cruise around the world in the Chicago, as the last act of hig. active career, arriving in New York, it will be remembered, the day before Admiral Dewey arrived in tho'Olym pia. The big fleet that had been assem bled to greet the hero of Manila, at first mistook the Chicago for the Olvmpia. It will also be remembered that, although he outranked Admiral Sampson, who was in conjmand of the receiving fleet at that time, he refrained from assuming com mand, but courteously allowed Admiral Sampson to do the honors upon that cele brated occasion. \\ hile Admiral Howison'a name Is not connected with any great event In naval annals, he was always considered, a capable, conscientious and efficient offi cer. Preliminary List of Wllnewifii. A preliminary list of the witnesses who will be called to appear before the court has been prepared at the Navy Depart ment, and notifications aTe already being sent out to these officers to hold them selves in readiness to be present when the court convenes in September. Some of these officers are on foreign stations and will be obliged to leave for home almost immediately in order to arrive In time. The department has been obliged to dispatch the gunboat Yorktown. which was at Kobe. Japan, to the Island of Guam, in order to notify Commander Schroeder. who will be an important witness, that his testimony will be required. Commander Schmeder will be taken back to Japan, whence he will sail for the United States on one of the Pacific liners. He participated in the West Indian campaign on the Massachu setts. Admiral Schley has also submitted a list of witnesses, some of whom are on 'or~ eign stations, and these also will be ordered home. One of them is Lieutenant Rodger WeJles. who was aboard the Brooklyn, as a member of Commodore Schley's staff throughout the Spanish war. There are no Spanish officers on Admiral Schley's list. Capt. Parker's Investigation. Capt. Jas. Parker of New Jersey, the ex naval officer who is acting as Admiral Schley's assistant counsel, appeared at the Navy Department again today to resume his investigation of the official records In connection with the disputed points in tho Santiago campaign. He was given a dps? In the Secretary's office, as he was last week and such records as he called for were placed at his disposal by the bureau of navigation. Lieut. Webster of the bu reau of navigation kept him company dur ing his researches. Capt Parker expects to remain in tho city for the remainder of the week. He re fuses absolutely to discuss any feature of the case. __ TWO PROSPECTORS MIHDFRED. Deserters From Fluhlim; Schooner San peeled of the Deed. SEATTLE, Wash., August 6.?Advices from Dutch Harbor, on the steamship Queen, indicate that two white men shot down Con and Florence Sullivan and P. J. Rooney, on Unimak Island last June. Owen Jackson, the only surviving member of the ill-fated party, expresses In his sworn statement of the affair the belief that na tives shot down the defenseless prospectors. Other evidence, however, tends to make two deserters from a fishing schooner re sponsible for the deed. It has since been learned that w hen Rev. Mr. Scott with a party of prospectors were camped on Unimak Island, about the timo of the murder, two white men who had de serted from one of the fishing schooners came to their camp, and told a story of hating stopped over night at another r>ectin& camp, where they found two of the prospectors dead and evidences of another having left. These men showed Scott about $1200 in money, a rifle, revolvers and a gold watch. They said they were going ( back to bury the men. This was the last seen of them by Scott. ? ? ? Prof. Sidney Sherwood Dead. BALLSTON. N. Y.t August Prof. Sid ney Sherwood of Johns Hopkins University died at Ballston Center last evening. H? was spending his vacation on a farm, and while trimming a tree on July 26 accident ally cut his right hand. Blood set In and resulted In his death. The body will be taken to Corowall-on-the-Hodsoa for burial.