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No. 15,122. ? WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY, AtPGUST 15, 1901?SIXTEEN PAGES. TWO CENTS
THE EVECTfl STAR PUBLISHED DAILY, EXCEPr SUNDAY. Bntinws OfFoe. 11th Stract and Peinsylva.aia A7enao. Tho Evening: Star Newspaper Company. S. H. KAUFFMANN, Pres't. Few York Ot$o?: 126 Tribane Buildhj. CMca^o Office: Boyce Eaiiding. The E renin? Star is served to subscribers In the City by cmirte**, <;i their own account. at 10 cents per week, or 44 cents per month. Copies at the counter. 2 tents each. 15y mail ?anywhere In the l'.H.nrt *n?(lii i?^t?fe prepaid?50cents per month. Saturday Quintuple Sheet Star, $1 per year; with foreign | ?> stace added. $3.08. tlintered at the Post office at Washington, D. C., as second-class mall matter.) ITT*All mail subscriptions innst bo paid In advance. Rates of advertising made known ou application. EFFECTS OF STRIKE Being Seriously Felt by Pittsburg Business Men. THEY PROTEST TO THE TRDST Also Use Their Influence With the Association Officers. THE SITUATION TODAY Special From a Staff Correspondent. PITTSBURG. Pa., August 15.?Serious concern 5s being manifested by the stu pendous business interests centered in Pittsburg over the continuance of the strike and the growing menace it pre sents. The tide of prosperity that Has been flowing with increasing volume for three or four years in this section is visibly checked, so visibly indeed that it is attract ing the earnest attention of the captains ot capital. Bankers are becoming anxious, credits are being tightened, wholesale and retail merchants are feeling the restriction of trade caused by the strike. While irre parable harm has not yet been wrought the fear is for the future. The success of the strikers within the past forty-eight hours in getting out sev eral thousand additional workers and the certainty that the number of idle men will be alarmingly increased each day until the strike is settled adds to the uneasiness. Some of the most prominent capitalists ot the city are now contemplating united ac tion to bring pressure to bear on the steel trust, demanding an ending of the strike. Kffccl on Allied ludaHtrien. The tirst effect of the strike upon in dustries allied to steel, iron and tinplate making are now appearing. The great coke industry at Connellsville, employing thousands of men. is beginning to feel It. For the tirst time in four years there will be a "iay off" of one day each week in the coke region until further notice. Further more, a number of coke works are closing. Five coke works closed yesterday. Nine were ordered shut down today. The Bal timore and Ohio, the Pennsylvania and the Pittsburg and Lake Erie railroads have been notified of these shut downs, and the next thing will be the laying off of train crews. The ramifications of the steel in dustry are so extensive that it is difficult to estimate the disastrous effect of a great fight like this upon allied labor nor to ac curately compute the great army of idle men whose ranks are recruited by regi ments and not by companies. I.UMnen of the Steel Trust. It is estimated by competent judges that the steel trust is losing the profit on about ?i.'.Mio tons of material a day by this strike. The reduction of the outptit of the National tube works amounts to about 1XJO tons a day; the National Steel Company, 2 2oo tons a day; Steel Hoop Company. 2,000 tons a day; Sheet Steel. 500, and Tin Plate, l.;t00 tons a day. But the loss of the trust in profits is inconsiderable compared to the loss in wages to the working men and the consequent reduction in the volume of business transacted in the community. In McKeesport and Newcastle big stores are laying off their clerks. The produce men ?and small dealers are feeling the pinch al ready. The saving banks of Pittsburg, of which there are a great many, and which do a big total of business with the thrifty workingmen, feel the change in conditions bearing heavily upon them. In this state of affairs the community Is growing rest less over the dispute between the trust end its men. and is demanding compromise from both sides. StronK lntervnt* at Work. As stated, powerful interests are at work to force a settlement, if possible, before worse befalls. I am in a position to know that representations have been Bent to New York from capitalistic sources here that it is inadvisable for the trust to attempt at this time to annihilate unionism. Schwab and Morgan have been advised that the p>rice of their victory would be too dear for the steel trust, as well as the people at large, and that if a policy of annihilation Is undertaken adverse sentiment will be aroused in quarters now supposed to be friendly to the trust. Strike ManiiKrrn Jahllant. The strike managers were very Jubilant this morning over the gains they had made in the last few days. They look with equanimity upon the growing number of idle men and the shutting down of different works throughout the region. They say this all has a tendency to bring the trust to a settlement and increases the chances of favorable terms being given the strikers. Shaffer still insists there shall be no com promise, and that the strike will continue until the trust accepts the original terms of the Amalgamated Association. The strike managers are not indifferent to their losses In the west, but contend that they can win without the Chicago and Mil waukee men. There were several confer ences at strike headquarters today upon the subject of the western disaffection, but no further movement in this connection was decided upon. The crippled mills In Pittsburg, for which the strikers and the trust have been con tending for several days, were limping along today, barely keeping the machinery going. The air was full of rumors of at tempts to start up other mills now Idle and the strikers were kept on the jump all day watching the approaches to the mills and maintaining an effective picket system to keep out non-union workment. Situation at McKec?p?rt. McKeesport is dark and silent. The in dustries are tied up completely. The work men kept off the streets during the fore noon In response to orders from their lead ers. It Is the purpose of the strike mana gers. if possible, to make the McKeesport situation an object lesson to the trust of the ability of the union to completely cripple one important branch of the trust's line of industries. It is probable that If the strike continues the first efforts of the trust will be to start up the tin plate mills. A larger pro portion of this product has been cut off than any other output of the trust. The striker* contend that the trust will be un able to get skilled men to start up the idle plants. Developments of the afternoon continue to indicate that strong efforts are making for a settlement of the strike, notwith standing Shaffer's expressed determination not to compromise. It is freely prophested In well informed circles that as soon as desired arrange ments are made with Schwab and Morgan, through the combined efforts of certain elements of the Amalgamated Association and important business interests here, Shaffer will be ridden down and an opening made for the resumption of business. N. O. M. I'HKSIDEXT SHAFFER'S STATEMENT. No Proposition Mnde to the Amalga mated AMMOCIatlon. PITTSBURG. Pa., August 15.?President Shaffer of .he Amalgamated Association left the strike headquarters at 12:15 o'clock, and made the following statement to the newspaper men in waiting: "I will say officially the Amalgamated As sociation has submitted no proposition to the steel corporation, nor has the corpora tion offered any proposition directly to the Amalgamated Association. We have not heard from the corporation officially since our last conference in New York. I will say, however, that certain men are inter fering in this matter and interfering with our fight. They had better keep out of it or they will get the worst of it. Personally I wish the fight was settled, but now that we are forced into a fight and called upon to defend ourselves, we are fighting on suc cessfully. I know of no plan for A settle ment, and can assure you that no repre sentative of the steel corporation has been to these headquarters. The statement in a morning paper that there is a movement to depose me, and that we are not working in harmony, is a lie.- It is more than false; it is a lie." Rev. Fitzwilliams interrupted to say: "Brother Shaffer, you ought to go east and hold a meeting. They don't understand the question there." "That's right," said Mr. Shaffer, "and we may get down there yet. I have no re ports from Mr. Tighe at Chicago. He went with full authority to act for me. If the lodges do not come out their charters will be taken. Brother Tighe knows my mind fully and has the authority. Mr. Kelly of Milwaukee and Mr. Adams of Joli?t are here, but I have not had time to talk to them. If closing down mills and winning men are successes, we are successful. Per sonally, I wish the strike was settled. I have no reports from the lower Union mill, but our fight goes well. I cannot disclose our plans, or tell you of our hidden strength that will be shown when the men come out." Appeal for Financial Aid. The five local lodges of the Amalgamated Association at McKeesport have made an appeal to the local merchants for financial aid and collectors are going about in be half of the strikers. They say that they are meeting with liberal responses. Presi dent George E. Holloway of Enterprise Lodge stated today that since the strike began thirty-seven lodges had been form ed in United States steel properties by the Amalgamated Association. The strikers are stirred up by the report that the Demmler tin plant is to be started with non union men from Monessen. The plant has been fenced in with high boards and barb ed wire. In Pittsburg quietness generally prevails. The strikers have pickets around the works that are partly in operation or complete ly closed down, and there have been some minor clashes. To Extend the Strike in the Went. There was no material change in the strike situation today. There were no moves made on either side in the vicinity of Pittsburg and reports from the other strike centers were to the effect that quiet prevailed. It is believed that the officials of the Amalgamated Association are con sidering plans to extend the strike to the western mills despite the decision of the local lodges to remain at work. Their or ganizers who were so successful in Wheel ing district have, it is said, been given in structions to hold themselves in readiness to start west. There is a secret confer ence in progress at the strike headquarters today, but its nature and participants are not known. One report is that Michael Kelly, special representative of the Detroit lodge, has reached here and is closeted with President Shaffer and his associates. President Shaffer left the conference for a time, and when asked by a representative of the Associated press if Mr. Kelly was at headquarters, said: "I cannot tell you who is meeting with ??: Lat^r ln the day I may tell you some thing. The general situation is very satis factory. We had a splendid meeting at \\ heeling yesterday and I am very well pleased." None of the other officials would talk for publication. President Shaffer said that the nomination for the presidency of the United States offered to him at Wheeling yesterday was a joke. Profcrena of the Strike. The short crews at work in the Painter and Lindsay & McCutcheon mills resumed work today, and no attempt was made at either place to add to the focre. Two crews are at work at the former and one at the latter. The Lower Union mill of the Car negie Company is still in operation, but the final result there is in doubt. The Amalga^ mated men are making every possible effort to get the force reduced to a point where the plant will have to close down, and the company seems just as determined to keep it going. Victory will be prized by which ever side wins. Each claims that it is sure of success. The strikers look for further impairment of the productive capacity of the National Tube Company, and claim every additional plant closed down brings them nearer to success. They say they are getting more encouragement every day and that they are receiving all the support, financial and otherwise, from other unions that they counted on ln their original plans. Mc Keesport advices are to the effect that there nothing new in the situation. The strike leaders have warned their followers to avoid trouble, and the city is orderly. Wellsville reports that eight men were brought to the mill from Scottdale yesterday. They were allowed to enter the plant without being interfered with. The strike breakers are quartered at the mill and the only demonstrations against them come when the non-union men go down into the town. COI?. JOHN D. ELLIOTT DEAD. He Ilecame Prominent During Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1K53. DENVER, Col., August 15.?Col. John D. Elliott, a prominent ex-confederate soldier and leader, Is dead at his country home near here of dropsy of the heart. Col. El liott was acting governor of Mississippi in 1853. when Gov. Henry S. Foote lay strick en with yellow fever. At that time he or ganized the most extensive relief system ever known ln the south to cope with the epidemic of yellow fever. Col. Elliott was a political leader ln Texas ln later years, residing at Benham, Tex. As an editor he published newspapers ln_Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. Since lh7U he had lived ln Denver. WAGES AT THE NAVY YARD. Action of the Department "Will Prob ably Be Announced. It is expected that late this afternoon Mr. Hackett, acting secretary of the navy, will sign a recommendation made by offi cials of the department that no change be made ln the present rate of wages paid the Washington navy yard bricklayers, as requested ln a recent visit of representa tives %f local Bricklayers' Union, No. 1. The action of the department will proba bly be announced ln a formal way tomor row morning. It is said that Mr. Hackett feels that no action should be taken in the matter until November 1 next, when the naval board determining matters of this nature will meet and make a recommenda tion touching upon the case. ANDERSON THE MAN Choice of Virginia Convention for Attorney General. CLOSE RACE WITH JEFFRIES Three Ballots Taken* Amid the Greatest Confusion. RECESS THEN TAKEN Special Di?pntch to The Evening Star. CONVENTION HALL, NORFOLK. Va., August 1.%.?When the convention met this morning there was a perceptible diminu tion of delegates and the convention had no interest in anything but the nomination of attorney general. Loud calls, however, were made for Mr. Willard, and the nom inee for lieutenant governor came to the front. Mr. Willard made a brief speech, in which he complimented Virginia upon its history and pledged himself valiantly to support the- ticket, of which he is a part, with all his resources. There was applause when Mr. Willard ceased to speak. Nominations were called for lieutenant governor, and Representative John R. Rixey took the stand. He nominated John | L. Jeffries. Mr. Rixey made an excellent ! speech. He said that the father of Jeffries left the plane and saw honored by the Mas ter 2,000 years ago and was sacrificed in W. A. Anderaon, For Attorney General the war of 1861. The struggle his mother had made was known only to her neigh bors. Mr. Rixey paid a fitting tribute to Mr. Jeffries as a lawyer and man without reproach. Braxton Nominate)* Anderiton. A. C. Braxton of Staunton followed quickly with the nomination of MaJ. Will iam A. Anderson. Mr. Braxton made the greatest nominating speech of the conven tion. He dwelt with peculiar eloquence upon the service of Maj. Anderson as a confederate soldier and created great ap plause. Then he declared that Virginia should not be the first state to turn her back upon the confederate veteran. He touched upon the fact that no corporate Interest had ever retained Maj. Anderson, or that his sympathies had ever been drawn away from the common people. He rang the changes on the soldier vote and en listed the attention of the delegates to a degree not enjoyed by any other speaker of the convention. Roy B. Smith of Roanoke nominated William Gordon Robertson. E. Lee Trenkle of Wythe county follow ed, nominating Judge Samuel W. Williams of Wythe county. The southside had been honored in the selection of the head of the ticket, the northern part of the state and the great southwest should be recognized. Time to Stop Speechmakiug, T. H. Wilcox of Norfolk said his district had asked for nothing in this convention. The time had come for stopping speeches. He seconded the nomination of John L. Jeffries, who was not the candidate of any section, but of the state. He was neither too old nor too young, but was In every way qualified for the position. William A. Jones of the first district last night emphasized the fact that tide water ought to be represented as Piedmont had been enough honored. Today he plead again for the valley and asked that Will iam A. Anderson be nominated. He made a strong plea for Anderson as a confed erate soldier. Foster of Loudoun followed. He said that the convention had arrived at its most im portant work. The attorney general should combine all the qualifications of lawyer, statesman and cabinet officer. William A. Anderson was the peer of any man in the state. Major Peter J. Otey seconded the nomination of William Gordon Robertson in a fine speech. B. Frank Buchanan fol lowed in a speech seconding the nomina tion of Samuel W. Williams. lloll Call lleKlnn. The name of Capt. R. S. Parks was not presented to the convention. The roll call was then begun amid the most intense ex citement. As the votes were announced the delegates cheered. When Anderson In vaded the eighth district his followers cheered, and when Jeffries captured Flu vanna of the tenth district the Jeffries co horts were jubilant. The situation was in tense as the roll call proceeded and cheer alter cheer echoed through the hall. The result of the first ballot was as follows: Jeffries. 504; Anderson. 51)2; Robertson, 148: Williams, 161. Robertson was dropped. The balance of power was with the south west. The Jeffries men mounted chairs and yelled like madmen. The effect was to stampede the convention. Changes fol lowed In rapid succession, and the secre taries were lost in the maze of shouted figures. Chairman Glass vainly attempted to obtain order, but the crowd was beyond control. Representative Hay's motion for the announcement of the vote was received with cheers, before which Henry Carroll of Grayson had changed to Jeffries. The name of Robertson was dropped, and the ballot proceeded. The first surprise came when Russell county changed her twenty votes from Williams to Anderson Smythe county followed from Williams to ten for Jeffries and three for Anderson Scott changed eighteen votes to Jeffries The excitement here ran high. Wise coun two?hanged t0 Jeffrles ten and Anderson Anderaoa U Nominated. A new roll call was demanded, and amid the utmost confusion Pulaski county changed to Jeffries. Gov. Tyler looked up from his seat on the stage amazed, but chewed his fan in silence. H. O. Hum phreys of Bedford got on the platform where the officers were all Anderson men! McDonald Lee protested that delegates should not consult with the clerks and then vote. Mr. Glass recognized Mr Hum phreys, who changed Bedford county's vote to Anderson, and carried the election. Anderson was announced to have 746 ' votes and the convention went wild. An~ derson if elected. A resolution wa? adopted inviting Ander son. Jeffries. Robertson and Wilson to ad dress the convention. Chairman Glass an nounce i that the committee on resolutions would report at 4 o'clock, and the conven tion adjourned until 3:30 p.m. MAY MEET AT NAVY YARD SEEKING SUITABLE HIARTERS FOR THE COtRT OF IXQtiaY. Room at Navy DepartmeiC Too Small? Scliley to Meet Con??e? Here Tomorrow. It is entirely unliltely that the sessions of the Schley court of inquiry will be held at the Navy Department. It was stated to day that in all probability a change of venue will be made, and that the court wil' be convened at the Washington navy yard. It was at first thought that the sessions of the court could be heid in the large reception room adjoining the office of the Secretary of the Navy, but later the officials came to the conclusion that the room lacked many of the conveniences which would be necessary for the court in the discharge of its duties. There Is no adjoining room into which the court could retire for executive ses sions, and if the sessions were held there the general public would have no oppor tunity of witnessing the proceedings owing to the limited space. Many of the news papers which desire to be represented at the sessions would also probably be barred for the same reason. For some time the department has been looking for quarters I elsewhere. The former Corcoran Art' Gal lery building, in which the Court of Claims Is located, was considered for a time, but the department has now abandoned the idea of going there and is considering the advisability of having^ the court sit in one of the large new buildings at the Wash ington navy yard. Recently the government has been mak ing very eyctensive improvements at the yard in the way of the construction of new shops and buildings, find the large struc ture in the western division of the yard, it is believed, would be a suitable place for holding the sessions of the (Court. Some of the naval officials have inspected the building and have reported that it could be utilized for this purpose. It is a large | structure, 50 by 200 feet, with two floors, and there would be ample room both for the accommodation of the press and the general public. No definite decision, how ever, has been made, but it 1? thought that the department will- reach a conclusion very shortly. It is known that Jeremiah M. Wilson of Washington, Isidor Rayner of Baltimore, attorney general of Maryland, and Capt. James Parker of Perth Amboy. N. J., will be counsel for Admiral Schley before the court. ? , ? Mr. Wilson arrived In New York from Europe Saturday, and went immediately Into consultation with Admiral Schley. This resulted in him btiag retained, and it was upon his strong recommendation that Admiral Schley wrote to Mr. Rayner asking him to become associated with the other gentlemen of coun^l. -Mr. Rayner accepted the invitation and at once began to study the case. Admiral Schley h" i called a meeting of his counsel to be held in this city tomor row. He will be present. The meeting will be for the purpot*? of conference and consultation, and it Is expected that the general plan of Admiral Schley's defense will be mapped out. It Is now stated on excellent authority that Admiral Sampson will be present at the meetings of the court of Inquiry, and will submit his testimony when called upon to do so. Advices to that effect are said to have been received by friends of the ad miral at the Navy Department. A sweeping denial is given In the matter of the reported relief of "Rear Admiral Crowninshleld as chief of the navigation bureau of the Navy Department. It was stated today that the stories to this effect which have been In circulation lately, claiming that Admiral Crowninshleld was to be deposed on account of his alleged over-zealousness on behalf of Admiral Sampson were absurd. Admiral Crownin shleld was not at the department today. He was reported am being Indisposed, and remained at his home all day." COL CABRERA CAPTURED IMPORTANT CATCH MADE BY LIEl'T. W. S. GRANT. Many Surrenders Also Reported In Batangas I'rovinee ? Few In surgents in Mlndoro. MANILA, August 15?Second Lieu*. Wal ter S Grant of the 6th Cavalry, while scouting with a detachment near Taal, Batangas province, has made what the I military authorities consider to be the most Important capture since Aguinaldo was made prisoner. Grant captured Col. Martin Cabrera, his adjutant and six other I insurgents. Cabrera had been growing In J power for some time. He controlled all the insurgents In southern Batangas and also those westward ol the city of Ba- I tangas. Col. Panganlban, a captain and twenty I men. with twenty-six rifles and consider- I able ammunition, have surrendered to J Lieut Smith of the 20th Infantry, near Luzos. They formed. a portion of Gen. I Malver's command. After taking the oath of allegiance they were released. | Capt. Poliearpio, a lieutenant and five I men from the sixth company of Malver's command also surrendered to Col. Bald win. refusing at the same time payment I for their rifles and revolvers, and saying that they surrendered for peace and not for money. ^ Lieut. Evans reports that he has not seen I or heard of any insurgents recently on the I Island of Mlndoro. He. reports burning a I tamp, however, and hg succeeded In cap- I turing thirty tons of rice. He says the I people In the valley back ef Nanjan reside in the richest farming country of the Is- I lands. The district is thickly settled and 1 plentifully supplied with cattle and rice. Gen. Chaffee 1b greatly please# by these accounts from the province at Batangas and the Island of Mlndoro. ? ? ? " HIGH WATBB AT TUCafON. Heavy Rains Pre vatic# is Arisona Daring Past Weelt. TUCSON. Arts., August 15.?The Santa Cruz river has reached the foot of Con gress street, overflowing the valley for a mile. Severe storms have visited southern Arizona almost dally for the past ten days. Railroads from Sonora and Blsbee, con necting with the Southern Pacific ^re para lysed. A large bridge was washed away near Fairbank, on the Arisona and New Mexico road. A body was seen floating dewn the river, followed by a buggy A storm which was almost a cyclone vis ited Tucson this week, tearing off several roofs and demolishing the gas works. Ail rivers are raging torrents. ? Saratoga at Cherbourg;* CHERBOURG, France. August 1*?1The Pennsylvania state training ship Saratoga, which arrived here August 6, salted today for Gibraltar. REBELS GAIN GROUND Steamer Darien Brings News of Rev olution in Colombia. HEAVY FIGHTING ON MONDAY Large Number of Government Wounded Brought to Colon. MUTILATION OF WOUNDED KINGSTON, Jamaica, August 15.?The British steamer Darien has arrived here from Colon, and brings reports of heavy fighting Monday on the outskirts of Pan ama and Colon. The rebels were steadily advancing on the towns proper. A large I number of men had been wounded. A large number of wounded men belong ing to the government troops were taken to Colon Monday. This is regarded as an indication of the persistency of the rebel attacks. The converted cruiser Namouna has been found to be practically useless, owing to the bungling attempts to mount heavy guns on her. The Colombian government is now negotiating for the purchase of the steamer Bernard Hall. R?fDgre? From Colon. The Darien brought forty passengers who were obliged to leave Colon In order to escape the danger and to avoid con scription. The British consul at Colon has entered a protest against Jamaicans being compelled by the Colombian government | to fight against the rebels. The passengers of the Darien say that the chances of the liberals' success are bet ter than ever since the beginning of tne revolution. Guards are still kept on board the trains running between Panama and Colon. Both sides are committing atrocities. In the attack made on the government troops Sunday, a few miles out of Colon, the reb els defeated the government force, and one of the latter was afterward found, shot in the abdomen, with both legs amputated This was a reprisal for the torture by the government of political prisoners. TO LAY ALASKAN . CABLE. Government Party Sailn Prom Seattle for the North. SEATTLE, Wash., August 15.?The party which is to lay the government cable be tween Juneau and Skagway ltift for the north today. The cable arrived last week on nine flat cars from the east, and a force of men has been at work splicing the dif ferent lengths together. It was necessary to connect the whole in one piece before it was loaded on the steamer. The Lakme, which was chartered to carry the cable to its destination, and from which It will be lowered into the water, arrived during the early part of the week, and after the necessary changes in her hold had been completed the work of loading was begun. The last of the cable was placed on board last night. The work of splicing and loading has been conducted by a party of university electrical engineering students, under the direction of the experts from the east. DEPOSITION IK THE NEELY CASE. Made by Georee L. Seybolt, Former Post Office Inspector. SAN FRANCISCO. August 16.-In ac cordance with instructions received from Attorney General Knox, United States At torney Woodworth has taken the deposi tion of George L. Seybolt in the case of the United States against Charles F. Neely. Seybolt formerly was a post office inspector and was detailed to investigate the man agement of the Cuban system. His deposi tion is said to contain the following regard ing the investigation made April 23, 1900: lSKK): A small excess was found in the money oraer fund and when Neely's attention was called to this matter he stated that he was in some doubt as to the exactness of his accounts and that he had put in some money so there should not be any short age. Neely had figures showing his bal ances, but who furnished him with the in formation Seybolt could not say. How ever, the latter believed Neely was pre pared for the investigation. Neely told witness, In explanation of why he had no postal funds, that his funds had been deposited in the North American Trust Company's bank on Saturday, and this was Monday. He produced a certifi cate of deposit showing that he had made a deposit of about $8,(KXl on the Saturday previous. SIR THOMAS LIPTOK SAILS. Owner of Shamrock II PMienger on the Teutonic. QUEENSTOWN, August 15.?The White Star line steamer Teutonic, which left Liverpool yesterday with Sir Thomas Lip ton and his party on board for the United States, arrived here this morning and sail ed at 10:10 a.m. Sir Thomas was given a great send-off by the members of the Royal Cork Yacht Club, who went out to the Teutonic in a body to bid farewell to the owner of the challenger for the America's cup. The visitors breakfasted on board the steamer with Sir Thomas. Brief speeches of the usual character were made. Both George L. Watson, the designer, who Join ed the Teutonic here, and Sir Thomas said they expected the Columbia would be the cup defender. W. G. Jameson, the amateur yachtsman who will represent Sir Thomas in the races on board the Shamrock II, sails for New York August 24 from Liverpool on board the Cunard line steamer Campania. HAD FORGED RAILROAD TICKETS. Two Ticket Brokers Arrested in St. Louis?Offices Searched. ST. LOUIS, August 15.?As the result of the arre3t yesterday of Wm. Clinton and Charles J. Leonard, ticket brokers, charged with swindling a customer, a gigantic rail road ticket counterfeiting scheme was un covered. After the arrest of the brokers their office was ransacked and an immense number of tickets and passes was found. It Is almost Impossible to place an esti mate on the value of the tickets recovered, but It Is stated by railroad authorities that $50,000 would be a conservative figure. It Is asserted that many of the tickets and passes were forgeries. The Baltimore and Ohio. Missouri Pacific and St. Louis and San Francisco llneB are said to be the ones which should have the most Interest in the discoveries made, though tickets were found in the stock from many roads. Clinton and Leonard are to be prosecuted under a forgery statute. TO TEST KOCH'S THEORY. Dr. Rellly of Chicago Experimenting With Tuberculosis Germs. CHICAGO, August 15.?Dr. Koch's theory that bovine tuberculosis cannot be com municated to human beings la now being tested under the direction of the Chicago I health department. Several men are now ? undergoing the experiment of inoculation under the direction of Dr. Reilly, acting commissioner of health. The experiment Is made with skin tuberculosis?lupus?a 'form of the disease which is curable and contnro'lable. Just as satisfactory a test, it is asserted by Dr. Reilly, can be secured by inoculating the skin of the human be ing with the bacillus from the animal as could be obtained from experiments with pulmonary tuberculosis. The one is feasi ble. because it does not endanger life. Be cause the other does, it is regarded as im practicable. The volunteers have been inoculated with the germs obtained from infected cows. Their condition a few weeks hence, it is thought, will definitely show if Dr. Koch's theory is correct. Dr. Reilly in speaking of this experiment said several offers have been obtained from persons willing to subject themselves to inoculation with the more serious species of bovine tuberculosis, but that fortunate ly their offers would not need to be ac cepted. FRUIT STEAMER OX ROCKS. Ethelwold Striken Off Raker'* Inland ?Kneapen Serious Injury. SALEM, Mass., August The United Fruit Company's steamer Ethelwold. ba nana-laden from Puerta Plata, San Domin go, for Boston, went ashore on the "Mid dle Breakers," sharp bare rocks, off Ba ker's Island, during a dense fog early to day. The sea was quiet and the steamer sustained no damage beyond the breaking of her propeller and a slight injury about the bows. Assisted by the rising tide, she freed her self later and was warped into deep water. Tugs were sent for to tow the steamer to Boston. COMING YACHT RACKS. Capt. Walker to Have Charite of Police Arrangement*!. Capt. Thomas D. Walker, commanding the revenue cutter Gresham, has been in structed by Capt. C. F. Shoemaker, chief of the revenue cutter service, to prepare to police the yacht races in New York for the America's cup. It Is stated by Captain Shoemaker that Captain Walker will be in full charge of the entire arrangements, and that there will be no supervision this time by an officer of the navy, as there was in 181)0, when Rear Admiral Robley D. Ev ans was put over the revenue cutter force by the President. Captain Walker will put himself in communication with the officers of the New York Yacht Club and will make such arrangements as are deemed neces sary. Captain Walker will have under him the Gresham. Windom. Onondaga, Semi nole, Dallas and Dexter, together with such vessels as volunteer to assist. To each of the latter will be detailed an officer from the revenue cutter service. The regulations for policing the boat races two years ago were made by Captain Shoemaker and were approved by the New York Yacht Club. It was then supposed that the revenue cutter service woyid have entire charge of this work, which was done so satisfactorily. but influence was brought to bear to have the cutter fleet put in charge of Captain Evans. The Presi dent was prevailed upon to make the de tail. Some time ago Captain Shoemaker wrote a communication to Secretary Gage urging that this time the work be under the sole direction of the revenue cutter service. Secretary Gage has approved the proposition, and the President, it is under stood. has indicated that no naval officer will be detailed to that duty this time. Captain Evans' detail two years ago was largely due to statements that as the race was a great International one an officer of prominence should be placed in charge, with a rank of sufficient importance to show that this country recognized and re garded the occasion as an unusual one. The same arguments hold good this year, but Captain Shoemaker has pointed out that the revenue cutter service has officers of standing capable of making a most cred itable showing on this or any other occa sion. PROPRIETARY STAMPS. How They Should Be Presented for Redemption. A claim for redemption of stamps on pro prietary articles on hand July 1, when the law took effect repealing the tax on articles mentioned in schedule B, has been received by the commissioner of Internal revenue. The claim is made out on a blank form not prepared or printed by the government. From the presentation of the claim it is evident that the question of the redemption of stamps on proprietary articles is not fully understood hi some sections. Such stamps affixed to packages which have never been removed from the place of manufacture can be presented for redemp tion on the forms prescribed by the Treas ury Department and will receive considera tion. When the stamped articles have been removed from the place of manufacture the stamps thereon cannot be redeemed and claims for their redemption cannot be favorably considered. It is stated by *ihe officials of the internal revenue bureau that unless this class of claims is being pre pared with a view of securing congressional action it will be a waste of time and ex pense to get them up for presentation to the government. MaJ. Follett A. Whitney's Remains. The remains of Major Fo'lett A. Whit ney of the Gth United States Infantrj have arrived by transport at San Fran cisco and been shipped by express to the depot quartermaster at Washington, and are expected to arrlvfe on Saturday, the 17th instant. Mrs. Whitney has left Ft. Snelling. Minn., and will reach Washington during the week. The arrangements for the funeral are being made by Lafayette Post, 140, of New York, of which deceased was a member, and it is expected that a delegation from that city will arrive here on Tuesday, the 20th instant, and being joined by the members of that post resi dent in Washington, will conduct the fun eral services at Arlington cemetery. The members of the Washington Commandry of the Loyal Legion and of all the G. A. R. posts of the Department of -the Poto mac have been Invited to be present. AsHlgrnment of Army Lieutenants. Col. Sanger, acting secretary of war, has ordered that the following naval officers recently promoted to first lieutenants be assigned to detachments as indicated: Henry B. Clark, 27th Company, Coast Ar tillery; Francis N. Cooke. 59th Company, Coast Artillery; Stanley D. Embick, 1st Battery Field Artillery, and Ralph S. Gran ger, 72d Company. Coast Artillery. Bringing Troops From Alaska. Orders have been Issued to the transports Rosecran8 and Seward directing them to sail for Portland, Ore., when they return with General Randall's headquarters and troops from Alaska. This Is In order to facilitate returning the troops to the Van couver barracks. Personal Mention. Mr. Edward F. Warren of the Post Of fice Department and his son, Charles E. Warren of the pension office, are Spending their vacation at Ocean Grove, N. J. Mr. E. H. Snyder has gone to New York. Mr. H. W. Robinson has been seriously HI at the Georgetown University Hospital with typhoid fever. L* A. W. EleeU 0?eers. BUFFALO, N.T., August 15.?The League of American Wheelmen has elected the following officers for the ensuing year: M. M. Beldlng of Ntew York, president; C. H. Van Hoon, Chicago, vice president; Abbot Barsat, Boston, secretary and treasurer. THE STAR BT MAIL. Persons leaving the city for any period can have The Star mailed to them by ordering It at this office. In person or by letter. Terms: 13 cents por week; 25 cents for two weeks, or BO conts por month. Invariably in advance. The address may bs changed (is frequently as desired. Always give the last address, as well as the new one. WILL GO TO PANAMA Warship to Be Sent to West Coast of the Isthmus. THOUGHT THAT IT WILL B" RANGER Secretary Hay Will Confer With the President. NO CHANGE IN SITUATION It is probable that Secretary Hay will go to Canton before returning to his summer home in Newbury, N. H.. which he expects to do shortly. At this expected visit Mr. Hay will discuss with the President the Colombia-Venezuelan situation and the present aspect of Chinese affairs. The isthmian situation today remained practically unchanged, and despite rumors of a somewhat sensational character that have been afloat on account of Mr. Hay's presence at the State Department, it Is maintained that advices to the department are not of a character to cause s*n appre hension concerning the status of affairs on the isthmus. Warvhip to (?<> to Panama. It has now been definitely determined that the United States will be represented by a warship on the Pacific side of the Isthmus of Panama, as well as on the Atlantic side. Thus far the Ranger has been held In read iness at San Diego, and the Iowa is coming down to San Francisco to be in readiness to go south from that point. But while the formal orders have not been Issued, one or the other of these ships is to proceed south to look after American interests. The prob ability is that it will be the Ranger, as sh? is further down the coast, and the trouble docs not appear to warrant the presence of a battleship. The State Department Is without any ad ditional word from Colombia or Venezuela concerning the disorders. There is some surprise in official quarters that the dis turbance has attracted such widespread at tention, as it is pointed out by those who have carefully followed affairs In that locality that more or less trouble of the same kind has been going on for the last twenty years. At the same time, the offi cials intend that American interests shall be fully guarded, although they are com ing to look at the affair as rather lacking i in gravity. At (lie Venezuelan Intention. At the Venezuelan legation today Senor Pulido, charge d'affaires, voiced about the same views in regard to affairs In South America, saying that revolutions of even greater extent have been occurring south of the isthmus for many years past from time to time. He expressed a firm belief that there was no actual war between his country and Colombia, for in that event, he said, he would be immediately cabled. He evinced some surprise at the fact that the arrival at Bogota of the Colombian diplo matic representatives, who are reported to have left the Venezuelan capital last Sat urday, has not been reported. He said that it was barely a twelve-hour journey under normal conditions, and that even if their progress has been hindered by the dis turbed state of affairs they would surely, barring accidents, have arrived at the Co lombian capital by this time. As to the casualty reports from the bat tles said to have been fought in Tachira, on the Venezuelan borders, he did not believe them exaggerated to any great extent, for he pointed out that a single battle between revolutionists in South America often left more dead on the field than did our whole Spanish-American war. llongh Weather Keeps the Machiao la Port. It was learned this afternoon that the de parture of the gunboat Machlas from Hampton Roads, where she has been pre paring for her cruise to the isthmus. Is a matter of uncertainty. The Navy Depart ment received advices today that the weather conditions along the Atlantic coast are such as to warrant the vessel's reten tion In harbor for the present at least. There are said to be storms prevailing along the coast of such severity as to for bid the boat's sailing. As soon as the un favorable weather conditions subside she will leave for the isthmus. This may not be for several days, however. WILL. BE A COMPLETE Ol'TFIT. A Printing; Office to Be Sent to Manila. Within a few weeks a complete printing office, costing about (100,000, will be ta*en from this country to the Philippine Islands and set up in Manila. This will be the government's printing office for all or near ly all work originating or needed in the Philippines. The plant Is believed to be the most complete and modern in every respect that could be purchased. It includes six presses, four typesetting machines, a stereotyping outfit, a photo-lithographing piant, and, in fact, every facility that the most modern and complete printing office in this country possesses. Mr. John S. Leech, at present foreman of the fifth division of the government printing office, will be superintendent of the Philippine public printing office, as It will be called, and he will set up the plant and organize the force necessary to operate it. It is not yet known how large a force will be required for this work, but It is likely that from twenty-five to thirty print ers will be required to run the plant In the way it will be operated. They may be sent from this countryr or if it is possible they will be obtained in the Philippine Islands. In the past printing for the Philippines has been done chiefly in this country, and largely by contract with prtvate firms. It has not been done as satisfactorily in all respects as Is the work In the government's own workshops, and the necessity for send ing to this country has caused very great and annoying delays to the officials of the islands. Gov. Taft said he wanted to have a complete printing office, and the War Department at once set about providing It for him. Mr. Leech, the superintendent of the "Philippine office, is from Illinois, having been employed In the government printing office here for twelve years. He has filled practically every place in his trade In the office, and he is regarded as thorougnly efficient and qualified to maintain the Phil ippine office In the highest degree of ex cellence. Returning: Prom Asiatic Waters. The gunboat Petrel, which has been on the Asiatic station for the last three years and was with Dewey at the battle of Ma nila bay, has arrived at San Francisco. The Castlne, which also has been in Asiatic waters for a long time, has re ported her arrival at Port Said on her way home. Syrlaas to Be Returned. Commissioner Powderly has directed that five Syrians, who tried to enter the United States by railroad at Rouse's Point, on the Canadian border, be returned to Montreal and not allowed to enter this country. The Syrians, several of whom are reported as !n a diseased condition, arrived In Canada recently, hoping to gain entrance to the United States from that country. They were detained at Rouse's Point, and will now be returned to Canada.