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THE SCHLEY INQUIRY
Everything Ready for the Meeting of the Court. ALL THE MEMBERS IK THE CIT! Program of the Proceedings on Assembling. SCOPE OF INVESTIGATION All the members of the Schley court of Inquiry are now In Washington, Rear Ad miral H. L. Howison, the third member, arriving last night and taking up his quar ter* at the Ebbitt House. This morning Rear Admiral Howison paid a formal call, as required by naval etiquet, at Admiral Dewey's house on Rhode Island avenue. Admiral Dewey, however, did not come to town today, but remained in his country home. So Rear Admiral Howison went to the Nevy Department and placed his name upon the register, a form required by the regulations, but one more honored in the breach than In the observance by officers of high rank. He had called upon Acting Secretary Hackett last night, and the cnly other formal call required of him was to visit the Judge advocate general. Captain Lemiy, which he did. Rear Admiral Howison was extremely guarded in answering Inquiries respecting the court of inquiry. He said that it would not be proper to say anything for publica tion in advance of the meeting of the court as to his Intentions or the probable line of action of the court. It was evident, how ever. that he has not in any degree altered his resolution to serve as a member of that court if the other members of the court accept his own view as to his qualifications. He adheres to the views set down In his letter to Acting Secretary Hackett a few wt^eks ago, that it is the duty of a naval officer to accept without question a call for service upon a court x>t inquiry or court martial, and although such duties were not the sort promising pleasant occupation they were not to be evaded by any act of the person whose service is required. There fore Rear Admiral Howison will by no act or his tomorrow seek to escape duty on th? court of Inquiry, and if he should not serve it will be because Admiral Dewey and Rear Admiral Benham. the other members, feel that he is disqualified to act as an Impar tial Judge. Everything Ready for the Court. Everything is ready for the meeting of the court, and Judgo Advocate Lemly was engaged this morning giving his final in structions to the official stenographer of the court, Mr. Hulse. Special attention la to be devoted to the compilation of the oourt proceedings soon after the close of taking testimony each day, and the sten ographer has undertaken to supply his rec ords to the government printer in time to have it printed and In the hands of the court and counsel at the beginning of the next day's session. The impression at the Navy Department now is that the taking of testimony will not begin tomorrow, although that was the original expectation. Many witnesses are now in Washington, ready to take the stand at a moment's notice, but the for malities of organization are expected to consume most of tomorrow's session which, after all. is likely to be a short one,' owing to the late hour of beginning. Sampnon Not Summoned. No summons has yet been Issued for Rear Admiral Sampson, and- It is said at the Navy Df*j*artment very few formal sum mons have been issued by the government up to this time. Although no positive state ment on that point is made, it Is gathered from the attitude of the government offi cers that they have no present intention of calling Admiral Sampson as a witness, re lying f ir a development of the facts within his knowledge upon other witnesses who were present at the various stages of the campaign and the official records This attitude may be changed In the event that Admiral Schley's counsel Insist on Admi ral Sampson's presence, but the officials will not say what they have decided to do in that case. Examining Schley's Witnesses. On the eve of the day set for the opening of the court of inquiry the headquarters of Admiral Schley are a scene of great activity I p to noon today five of the witnesses named by the admiral had been in consul tation with Messrs. Wilson and Rayner. and had provided them with the line of testimony which can be expected from them when called before the oourt. They were Lieut. Edward W. Eberle. Lieut. Albert A. Ackerman. Lleot. Johnston and Lieut. Commander R. F. Nicholson, all of whom were on the Oregon during the Santiago sea fiffht. The last named was the execu tive officer of the vessel during the battle. . Ci?arles Webster was on Admiral Schley s flagship, the Brooklyn, during the fight and was also examined. A number of civilian witnesses were also closeted with the counsel during the morning, but their names were not disclosed. Lieut. Rufus Z. Johnston was aid to the signal officer on the Oregon; Lieut. Com mander Reginald Nicholson was officer of the deck on the Oregon; Lieut. A. K. Ack erman. in charge of the after eight and thlrteen-inch turrets of the Oregon; Lieut. E. \\. Eberly, in charge of the forward thirte^n-lnch guns of the Oregon, and Lieut. harles Webster, In charge of the thlrteen-inch guns of the Brooklyn. Mr Uraham. w*ho represented the Associated S?li?"JS?KBrook.,?n dur,n* th? battle, fhit evening * w,tness- ,a expected here jprAV\v-airt rea'uy to K? r,ght on" said Mr. today D Seen by a Star reP?rter There is now no question that Rear Ad miral Howl son's eligibility to serve on the Vn be ln P*"on- by Ad! miral Schley when he (Admiral Howison) steps forward to be sworn as a member of the court. Admiral Schleps objections will be backed up by oral testimony which It is claimed by his counsel, will prove a bias on Admiral Howison's part unfavorable to If the court "ustalns Ad idas Sffir an HfVournment will take Rnf if ll a "ew member may be chosen. But If on the other hand, the court ?le on ethilhat ?theKte3iim?ny brou^ht rorward VK Y Adm,ral Schley does not establish a bias on Admiral Howison's part, the counsel of Admiral Schley wll! have from "Irving" t0 preVcnt Ad?lral Howison readlneVC1The *!??*?ZTun trialsTnVhIstory*.116 ?' th? *reatt8t "aval I ??'leas Ceremony to Be Omitted While observing all tbs forms that "are ncessary to maintain the dignity of the oourt. there Js no disposition on the part of Its members to try to magnify its lm~ portance by useless ceremony. There#?* there will be no waste of gunpowder ? salute*, nor will the marines be turned out ln state at the nary yard as the three admirals make their way to and from the hall where the court will meet. Tomorrow the members of the court will iro tn tK. yard in plain clothing, and thus relieve the commandant of the necessity of ordering an official salute. They will reach the hall shortly after noon and In the commodious retiring^ room adjacent to the court room provided for their accommodation they will array themselves ln what Is known as the naval dress uniform. This Is not what is known as "special full dress." but Is vei? nearly such, the main difference consisting In the elimination of the cocked hat which adds so much to the brilliancy of the uni form, with its wealth of gold lace trim ming. Instead Admiral Dewey and his fel wlU wear 8,mple naval cans Although In ths case of officers of their rank tha cap Is almost encrusted with gold save on top. They will wear the naval frock ooat and gold epaulettes and the service ?word at their side. That Is for the first day, but aftsr that this uniform, which Is uncomfortably warm at this season will give place to the easier though less Impres sive naval undress uniform, divested In large part of the heavy gold trimmings of Malarls Makes Yen Weak. Grove's Tasteless Chill Tonic makea jou strong. the dress suit and even permitting the wearing of a comfortable blouse. Tomorrow's Program. Precisely at 1 o'clock the members of the court will be seated. Admiral Dewey at the center of a table placed crosswise of the court room, with Rear Admiral Benham on his right and Rear Admiral Howison on his left. The witnesses will stand at the left end of the table next the official stenographers, and the Judge advo cate, Captain Lemly, with Solicitor E. P. Hanna, his associate In the case, will oc cupy the other end of the table. A place has been reserved for Mr. 8tayton of New York, who Is to represent certain naval officers not officially named as yet. He will not be recognized as counsel by the court, however, until some of his clients are in volved In the case by the testimony. Mr. Hanna's connection with the case Is to be a very active one, and he is relied upon to mef? t the forensic efforts of Admiral Schley's counsel with the necessary legal tact. At 1 o'clock, order having been called, the Judge advocate. Captain Lemly, will, addressing himself to the court, read the precept under which it is convened. The next step in order will be the recognition of counsel by the court, and after having been presented as such and Admiral Schley's counsel having been duly admitted. Captain Lemly will Introduce Mr. Hulse as the official stenographer. Cliallenirlng HonUon'a Competency. Then will come the most interesting event fta the day's proceedings, when Ad miral Schley will challenge the competency of Rear Admiral Howison as a member of the court. His counsel will reiterate the charge as to the question of opinion ad verse to Admiral Schley by Admiral How ison Just as set out in the letter sent to Acting Secretary Hackett, and In this case It will be the object of counsel to support this statement by affidavit and perhaps by oral testimony. It Is for the court to say whetljer such testimony will be admitted, and the expectation is that altogether an hour or two will be consumed In argument by counsel directed to the two members of the court whose competency Is not ques tioned. Then these two members will re tire for consultation and determine whether or not the statements presented are suffi cient to make manifest the Incompetency of Rear Admiral Howison by reason of previous expression of opinion. It Is not expected that the court Will consume much time in reaching a decision on this point, and whatever It may be there will be no appeal from that decision; even the Secre tary of the Navy could not undo its work. However, as already stated, it is probable that all of this talk will All out the day, and it is likely that the beginning of testi mony will follow Friday morning. Precept for the Court. The exact character and scope of the Investigation are shown In the following precept of the court addressed to Admiral George Dewey by Secretary John D. Long, July 26: To Admiral George Dewey, U. S. Navy, Washington, D. C.: Upon the request of Rear Admiral Win field S. Schley, U. S. navy, made In a let ter dated July 22, 1901, copy herewith, a court of Inquiry, of which you are hereby appointed president. Rear Admirals Lewis A. Klmberly and Andrew E. K. Benham, U. S. navy, members, and Captain Samuel C. Lemly, U. S. navy. Judge advocate gen eral, Judge advocate. Is hereby ordered to convene at the Navy Department, Wash ington, D. C., at 1 o'clock p.m., on Thurs day, the 12th day of September, 11)01, or as soon thereafter as may be practicable, for the purpose of inquiring Into the con duct of the said Schley, commodore in the navy, during the recent war with Spain and in connection with the events thereof. The court will thoroughly inquire Into all the circumstances bearing upon the subject of the investigation hereby ordered, and to this end, besides examining orally all proper witnesses whose attendance can be secured, will call upon the department for all docu mentary evidence in relation thereto on its files. Upon the conclusion of the Investigation the court will report its proceedings and the testimony taken, with a full and de tailed statement of all the pertinent facts which It may deem to be established, to gether with its opinion and reoommenda tions in the premises. While the department relies upon the dis cretion of the court to make its examina tion into this maitter fuil and complete, as requested by the officer at whose instance It is convened, the report should show the conclusions reached upon oertaln important points, to which attention is specifically directed, as follows: 1. His conduct In connection with the events of the Santiago campaign. 2. The circumstances attending, the rea sons controlling and the propriety of the movements of the "flying squadron" off Cienfuegos In May, 1898. 3. The circumstances attending, the rea sons controlling and the propriety of the movements of the said squadron in proceed ing from Cienfuegos to Santiago. 4. The circumstances attending the ar rival of the "flying squadron" off Santiago, the reasons for Its retrograde turn west ward and departure from off Santiago, and the propriety thereof. 5. The circumstances attending and the reasons for the disobedience by Commodore Sohley of the orders of the department con tained in its dispatch dated May 25, 1808, and the propriety of his conduct in the premises. G. The condition of the coal supply of the ?flying squadron" on and about May 27 1896; its coaling facilities; the necessity, if tuiy, for, or advisability of, the return of the squadron to Key West to coal; and the accuracy and propriety of the official re ports made by Commodore Schley with re spect to this matter. 7. "Whether or not every effort Incumbent upon the comandlng officer of a fleet under such circumstances was made to capture or destroy the Spanish cruiser Colon as she lay at anchor In the entranoe to Santiago harbor, May 27 to 31, inclusive, and the ne cessity for, or advisability of, engaging the batteries at the entrance of Santiago har bor, and the Spanish vessels at anchor with in the entrance of said harbor, at the ranges used, and the propriety of Commodore Schley's conduct in the premises. a The necessity, if any, for, and advisa bility of, withdrawing at night the "Flying Squadron" from the entrance to Santiago harbor to a distance at sea. if such shall be found to have been the case; the extent and character of such withdrawal; and whether or not a close or adequate blockade of said harbor, to prevent the escape of the enemy's vessels therefrom, was established, and the propriety of Commodore Schley's conduct in the premises. 9. The position of the Brooklyn on the morning of July 3, 1898, at the time of the exit of the Spanish vessels from the harbor of Santiago. The circumstances attending the reasons tar. and the incidents resulting from the turning of the Brooklyn in the direction In which she turned at or about the beginning of the action with said Span ish vessels, and the possibility of thereby colliding with or endangering any other of the vessels of the United States fleet, and the propriety of Commodore Schley's con duct in the premises. 10. The circumstances leading to, and the Incidents and results of, a controversy with Lieut. Albon C. Hodgson. U. S. N., who. on July 3, 1898, during the battle of Sarftlago. was navigator of the Brooklyn, in relation to the turning of the Brooklyn; also the colloquy at that time between Commodore Schley and Lieut. Hodgson and the ensuing correspondence between them on the subject thereof, and the propriety of the conduct of Admiral Schley In the prem ises. The foregoing specific directions are given primarily for the information and guidance of the court, but do not limit or restrict the scope of Its Inquiry into the "entire mat ter," the Investigation of which Is asked by the officer concerned. Rear Admiral Schley has been informed of his right to be present, either in person or by counsel, during the investigation, to cross-examine witnesses, and to offer evi dence before the court, should he so desire The court may at any time grant to others interested and entitled thereto like privi leges. The investigation will be held in open court. This employment on shore duty Is re quired by the public interests. Given under my hand, at the Navy De partment. Washington, this 20th day of July, 1001. JOHN S>. LONG, rr~. , . Secretary. The only change made In this precept la the substitution of Rear Admiral Henry L. Howison. U. 8. N., as a member of the ?purt In place of Rear Admiral Lewis A. Klmberly, who was excused at his own re quest on account of ill health due to heart trouble. BowIIsr Clob Incorporated. A charter of the Golden Eagle Bowling Club of the District of Columbia was to day filed with the recorder of deeds. Those who subscribed to the charter are Louis Brandt, Teo. M. Hanft. S. Poling, Georfce Brandt and Vincent Cilento. THE WOMAN NOT WANTED FEDERAL AUTHORITIES NOT AFTER EMMA GOLDMAN. See ret SerrlM Force lareatlRfttlax Clvea Regarding Bsiateaw of Plot Agalait the PreaMeat. The Department of Justice has not de cided upon any steps to secure possession of Emma Goldman for the purpose of tak ing action against her in the federal court*. She was arrested by the Chicago police on the request of the Buffalo authorities, and It Is supposed by the Department of Justice that she will be taken to New York state. The belief ts that the governor of Illinois will honor any requisition the governor of New York may make for the prisoner. There Is no reason for the federal authori ties to desire possession of Miss Goldman now. They have plenty of time while she languishes in the bands of state authorities to discuss their plans and to act later if they see fit. The secret service authorities state that she was not arrested at their re quest, and that they have no idea of pro ceeding against her unless directed by the Department of Justice to do so, or unless they secure testimony showing that she was involved in the shooting of the Presi dent. Practloally the entire secret service force of the country is making an investi gation to ascertain if there was a plot, and Emma Goldman figures in this investiga tion only in an indirect way at this time. The force of detectives Is limited, as point ed out by Assistant Secretary Ailes In an interview recently, and all other work Is being set aside pending the Investigation that is making. The appropriation for the secret service bureau is only $100,000 a year, and a full force of men is carried on the rolls all the time. There is no chance to put on extra men unless they can be de tailed from other divisions of the treasury. Chief Wilkie said today that so far he has not secured any evidence tending to show that the anarchist bodies at Pater son. N. J., had anything to do with the shooting of the President. An arrest was made last night of a young man named Bert Stone, a watchman, at Camden, N. J., but the matter is not re garded as a serious one. Stone was talk ing last Friday with two Swedish painters at work on a building, and offered to bet $5 that the President would be dead by 5 o'clock that afternoon. His remarks were reported later and led to his arrest. His reputation has been good; he has never been identified with anarchists; has been a republican all his life, and is a careless and good-natured sort of fellow, who seemed to be talking nonsensical stuff with the two Swedes. Chief "Wilkie denied in most positive terms the report that his office had receiv ed warnings that the President's life would be attempted at Buffalo. "Usually we get a large number of letters from cranks every time the President goes to a place," said Chief Wilkie, "but we did not get even any crank letters Just before the President went to Buffalo. We investigate practically all the warnings and Intima tions that come here, no matter how con vinced we may be that they are from ir responsible persons, and we would have made an investigation this time had any thing been received." Speaking of the criticisms that the secret service officers with the President at Buf falo were careless and did not act prompt ly, Chief Wilkie said: "Secretary Cortel you has assured me that the men perform ed their work satisfactorily, and that dis poses of the criticism at this time." SEX, NATIVITY AND COLOR. Ceuu Bulletin Regarding Four States Issued. The census bureau has made publlo a bulletin giving the population by sex, na> tlvity and color, in the states of Pennsyl vania, Rhode Island, South Carolina and South Dakota. The showing by states is as follows: Pennsylvania^-Males, 3,204,541; females, 3,097,574; foreign born, 988,250; colored, 160, 451, including 156,845 negroes, 1,927 Chinese, 40 Japanese and 1,639 Indians Rhode Island?Males, 210,516; females, 218,040; foreign born, 134,519; colored, 9,506, of whom 9,002 are negroes, 366 Chinese, 13 Japanese and 35 Indiana South Carolina?Males, 664,895; females, 675,421; foreign born, 5,528; white, 557,807; colored, 782,509. All the colored people In the state are negroes except 67 Chinese and 121 Indians. South Dakota?Males, 216,164; females, 185,406; foreign born, 88,008; colored, 20, 856, Including 465 negroes, 165 Chinese, one Japanese and 19,225 Indians. Of Philadelphia's population there are 488,471 native and 146,014 foreign-born males, and 509,886 native and 149,326 for eign-born females; 90,217 colored males and 33,807 colored females. Pittsburg has 118,777 native and 46,869 foreign-born males and 117,961 native and 38.009 foreign-born females. There are 9,579 colored males and 7,616 colored fe males. Providence, R. I.?Males, 57,861 native; 27,208 foreign born, 2,541 colored; females, 61,878 native, 28,647 foreign forn, 2,548 col ored. Charleston, S. C.?Males, 24.218 natives and 1,374 foreign born; females, 28,997 na tives, 1,218 foreign born. The total male population of the city is 25,592, of whom 14.010 are colored, and the total female population 30,215, of whom 17,559 are col ored. CHICAGO CLERGYMEN ACT. Propose Day of Thanksgiving for President's Safety. CHICAGO, September 11.?If the plans and hopes of Chicago clergymen and prom inent laymen are realized there will be two great national days of thanksgiving this year Instead of one. It Is proposed that as soon as President McKlnley's recovery is certain beyond doubt, a day be fixed as a national holiday when the people of the United States shall lay aside business and gather in the churches to return thanks for the restoration of their President, and afterward, possibly, have a secular demon stration. ? ? ? TO KEEP ANARCHISTS OUT. Chicago Business Men Woald Change Immigration Laws. CHICAGO, September 11.?The National Association of Merchants and Travelers, a body In which the wholesale and retail dry goods and millinery and clothing houses In Chicago have membership.at their banquet last night adopted resolutions that the im migration laws should be changed so as to prohibit as far as possible the landing Of anarchists within the borders of the United States, and that Uie Constitution of the United States should be so amended as to broaden the definition of treason, so as to Include the attempt to assassinate or the conspiring to assassinate the President or any official In the line of succession to the presidency, and to provide that death shall be the penalty for such crime. Copies of the above resolutions will be sent to senators and members of the House of Representatives of the United States. Over 200 members were present at the ban quet. SAN FRANCISCO, September 11.?Repre sentative Metcalf of the third California district, promises to Introduce a strong im migration restriction measure at the next session of Congress. He says: "No anarchists should be allowed to land on our shores, and it should be regarded as treason and treated as such for any man or woman to make an attack upon the life of the President or Vice President of the United States, or to advocate, encour age or approve the assassination or at tempted assassination of the President or the Vice President of the United States." Resolutions to this effect have been adopted by the Merchants' Association of this city. Alleged Thief Drought From Balti more. Detective Trumbo of police headquarters returned to the city from Baltimore today, accompanied by John Dangerfield, colored, who is now locked up at the No. 1 precinct station house, charged with having stolen a bicycle from T. S. Crismond of 429 10th street northwest. Dangerfield Is said to have a criminal record. If you want work read the want oolumns of The Star. CARROT GRA^Ti, |ITBR9IOR. Coatr?eton Iwt ftPPVfty Sewer Pu?f Wttfctn Time. The Camden Iron Work* of Philadelphia has written to the District Commissioners requesting an ezteq^on ?of the time in which they shall deliver the twenty-four inch centrifugal pun^p. wtfh engine, boHer. etc., for the sewerage pujnplng station la this ctty. The contract calls for the de livery and installation of ^he machinery by January 1, 1903. Ine?hehfe letter the con tractors say: 7 ?>. "During a recent ^slt to Washington It occurred to the wrl^r f^m a casual in spection of the construction work which you are doing in c^nuecUon with which the pumping machinery is required that it is doubtful if you would he ready to uss this machinery as pBon aft January X- It this is the fact, we would esteem it a great favor if you would permit us to make a later delivery, inasmuch as the comple tion of our work in the time specified will seriously interfere with the prosecution of other Important work hi our shops. You can probably by this time estimate the amount of time necessary to complete your construction work, and so advise us of the date when you expect to be ready to use the pumping machinery." D. ?2. McComb, the superintendent of sewers, reports that while it to probable the lower section of the Tiber creek and New Jersey avenue high level Intercepting sewer may not be completed by, January 1 next, yet it is desirable that the pumping machinery should be installed in advance of the actual completion of that portion of the work. It is his opinion that the con tract should not be modified. Capt. Harding, assistant to the Engineer Commissioner, and who is in charge of the sewer division, says: "While it is true that a delivery some what later than that specified would prob ably not cause the District loss or incon venience, It does not seem to me to be fair fro the other bidders for the work, who may be presumed to have taken the limit of time into account in determining the prices bid. to grant an extension of time for the simple convenience of the con tractors. I therefore concur in the opinion of the superintendent of sewem that the extension of the contract on the grounds set forth should not be granted." This Indorsement has been approved by Engineer Commissioner Beach. WORKED A LITTLE WHILE. Alleged System of Thievery Panned by a Colored Woman. Mary Anderson, a young colored woman of Fenton place, was arrested this morning by Detectives Lacey and Browne of head quarters and Precinct Detective Evans, suspected wKh being the woman who has robbed a number of residents throughout the city lately by obtaining employment as a domestic. Mary's alleged plan has been to secure service as a domestic In some well-to-do family, and then after one day's work to disappear with her employer's clothing -or anything else portable. Re cently the police have received a dozen complaints of her operations. The last re port was that of Saul Tepper of 1414 North Capitol street, made yesterday, from whom the woman Is alleged to have stolen a quantity of clothing valued at $12. She had secured employment at the house, and after working for a few hours left with all the clothing she could carry. Mary was the principal in an assault case In the Po lice Court yesterday, but eluded police vigilance until today, wheii Lacey, Browne and Evans arrested her-while she was sit ting In court witnessing cases on trial. Mary was shrewdljf trapped. She was wearing some of the missing clothing when arrested. She was locked up for a hearing In court. Police headquarters In the mean time wishes all who believe themselves her victims to help Identify her. * . } 1 ASSAULTED FATHER-IN-LAW. r? J x William Bnrke Sent Down for 135 Days. ; William Burke, abodt twfenty-seven years old, was today fined $5 ln^the Police Court by Judge Mills for assaulting Peter Mc Donald, breaking in a door and disorderly conduct. According to the testimony Burke went to the house of his father-in-law, Mc Donald, last night, to see his wife. A dis pute arose between the men, and during the squabble McDonald was severely cut in the hand. Burke was ejected from the prem ises, whereupon he broke through a door and again gained admission. Inside the house he was very disorderly. He failed to pay and was committed to prison for 135 days. POTOMAC FLATS CASE. Testimony a* to Wharf Ownership to Begin Next Monday. The next step In the Potomac fiats case? the taking of testimony to determine the value of wharfage property?will be in augurated Monday of the coming week. Former Justice C. C. Cole, the special coun sel of the government In this case, has just returned to the city from a vacation trip and Is preparing for the hearings, which will occur before Albert Harper, examiner in chancery. In the opinion of Attorney Cole about three months will be consumed in the taking of testimony. The title to the river front, so the Su preme Court of the United States has de cided, is vested in the United States. Con gress, however, has taken action so that those who have been in possession and have erected valuable improvements in the way of wharves and contiguous property shall be reimbursed for the value of the same. The testimony Is to be taken so that the court may determine the value ol the property and report to Congress the amount needed in the way of an appropria tion to pay for the same. Police Station Plans. It has been decided by the District Com missioners to have the plans for the police substation In Tenleytown prepared in the offlceof the Inspector of buildings. Congress appropriated only $6,000 for the purchase of the site and the erection of the building, so this course Is deemed advantageous. A number of architects had been recommend ed for commission in connection with the work. In a report to the Commissioners on the subject Inspector Brady says that the designs for the several eight-room school buildings recently authorised may be developed from the plans of the four room building about to be erected. In which case they, too, may be prepared in his of fice. Mortuary Record for Last Week. The deaths In the District during the week ended on Saturday last were 97, a* compared with 05 In the previous week. Of the decedents 50 were white, represent ing a death rate of 12J.5, ^nd 47 were col ored; death rate, 28.2. For the whole pop ulation the rate for all the deaths was 18.1 per thousand lnhabit&ntd.*1 Mortality from kidney affections Increased from 3, as by the last report, to 7, and ?hat of children under five years from 31 to 87, those under one year remaining i&t 23 each week. Deaths from consumption 'declined from 14 to 8 and dlarrhoeal diseases from 11 to 7. There were 4 fatal c&es of diphtheria, 4 of whooping cough arid 8 of typhoid fever. Charged to violence were &deaths, all acci dental and all by droWitlng. At the close of the last ^report there were 29 cases of diphtheria in quarantine. Dur ing the week three new cases occurred and 7 were discharged, leaving- 25 cases under observation In 13 premise^1 Of scarlet fever thfert tf"ere 29 cases in quarantine. During the week 18 new cases were reported and '11 Were discharged, leaving 34 cases in Isdlatldn in 12 premises. The mean weather conditions prevalent during the week were: Temperature of the atmosphere, 72 degrees; relative humidity, 89 degrees, and barometer, 20.93 dcfgrees. The rainfall was 0.40 of an Inch, winds averaging 3 miles per hour. The maxi mum of the thermometer was 87 degrees on the 5th and minimum 00 degrees on the 4th. Conduit Beeomea a Sewer. Major Richard Sylvester, superintend ent of police, has called the attention of the District Commissioners to the fact that a conduit opening under the front steps of the tenth precinct police station, evidently Intended for electric wires, has acted as a drainage rewer recently and flooded the cellar of the station house on two occa siona The matter has been referred to the engineer department. BOTH ENCOURAGED The Striking Paperhangers and Masters Equally Satisfied. FARMERS ABE READY FOR A SIEErE Latter Expect Large Reinforce ments From Philadelphia. OTHER STRIKE INCIDENTS With more work oomin? their way, the striking members of the Paperhangers' As sembly say- they are given Increased en couragement. Only this morning, k was stated by an official of that body, consid erable work was thrown their way by one of the master paperhangers not being able to put men on a job which he had con tracted for. The union had men at the place where the work was at a standstill, and when the time for the master to begin work had arrived, and the latter did not arrive with his men. the work was promptly given to the representatives of the union. A system adopted by the union gives em ployment to each man for three days out of the week. This enables him to live independent of the funds of the union, and also to pay a stipulated sum every week. The funds now In hand, it is stated by an official of the organisation, have been touched but little 4nce the strike was declared. Thus, it Is claimed by members of the striking as sembly, they will be able to withstand a long siege. Two meetings dally are held by the as sembly for the purpose of keeping In touch with all of the members and also to be able to see how many are employed. Bicycle Squad of Watchers. A bicycle squad has been organized by the strikers for the purpose of keeping track of all the imported men. Members of this squad assembled at the corner of 14th and G streets this morning. Com plaint was made against them, so It is said, by members of the Masters' Association to police headquarters. This action was re ported to the officials of the assembly and an Investigation put on foot. At headquar ters it was found by officials of the strikers that as the men were acting in an orderly manner nothing could be done In the mat ter. The squad was picked, it is said, of the most level-headed men in the organization, and men who would conduct themselves properly. What Imported Workmen Say. Two Phlladelphlans Imported her* for work by the masters and who have gone over to the side of the union were seen this morning. One of them, by the name of Charles McGuenther of 807 Parrlsh street. Philadelphia, explained that he had worked here In 1897 and remained for about three months when he left for the former city. He was approached, he said, by a representative of the masters' association and offered work here at the rate of $2.80 per day, but would not accept that offer. Then he was offered $1,000 a year, the rep resentative of the association offering to go before an attorney and sign the papers. The representative did not mention the fact that there was a strike here, but rep resented that there was a little trouble be tween the employes of one of the paper hanging establishments and the proprietor of the place. Was JTot Told of Strike. Another of the men stated that he came down here without any knowledge of the existing trouble, and that no reference was made of It by the master whose advertise ment he had answered. He was promised $2.80 per day for eight hours' work. When he arrived here the situation was explained to him and he promptly went over to the side of the union. One of the masters, he said, made the remark that he ought to work out the car fare. Bosses Will Bring Workmen. The master paperhangers also reported encouraging news from their committee which went to Philadelphia for the purpose of conferring with the masters of that place. As a result of the meeting about forty bosses will soon arrive here, and with them will be two or more workmen. The bosses are gtvlng their work for one week free, and they have given their consent to their workmen staying here if they so de sire. With the arrivals of today the number of outside men who are now at work is about fifty. As they arrive they are distributed throughout the association. Some of the stores have forces running from 80 to 60 per cent of their former force. The mas ters are confident of breaking the strike within a few days by means of this outside help. A Suggestion for Steamship Lines. Prom Harper's Weekly. It is a great pity that the transatlantic steamship lines do not do something to help out the returning traveler in his con test with the custom house officials. It Is a dreadful nuisance for a man or a woman who has been traveling abroad all summer, gathering clothes and bric-a-brac and jew els here and there, to have to unpack the trunks containing them on the steamship piers. It takes time and Is destructive of one's nervous energy to remove all these objects from a well-packed trunk and spread them out upon the pier before t"he eagle eye of the inspector, and by a most simple arrangement the traveler may be relieved of this trying experiment. If the steamship companies will employ a number of the baggage handlers of the New Eng land roads for their service no returning American or other need bother about the unpacking part of the experience. These persons handle trunks very much as small boys handle torpedoes on the Fourth of July. They Hft them high in the air and throw them down upon the railway plat form with all their force, with the result that, unless the trunk Is Indestructible, It bursts open and Its contents are automati cally distributed along the floor. A dozen of these men attached to the service of a big liner could procure In an instant the same results that come from an hour's tedious unpacking of one's belongings, and I strongly recommend them to the consid eration of the gentlemen by whom the ocean liners are controlled. ? i > High-Priced Animals. From Junior Mousey. Because of the difficulty of getting It to America and of keeping it alive after It ar rives a good giraffe is quoted at $7,000. Next to the giraffe in the aristocracy of cost come the rhinoceros and the hippo potamus. worth from $4,000 to $5,000 each. If a dealer could breed these animals he could get rich, but the big mammals rare ly breed In captivity. About the only place In America where hippopotami have been known to raise their young is in the men agerie In Central Park, New York. A chimpanzee of size Is worth $6,000, and when one reaches the Intelligence of the late Mr. Crowley, Chlco or Johanna, he Is beyond a fixed price. The monkey kind are most uncertain property. The animal man says they are certain to die. But the ordinary ones can be bought very cheap. One can buy a nice young baby elephant for $1,000 at times, but a really good animal Is worth from $1,800 to $3,000. An elephant does not command the maximum price be cause of the beauty of his countenance, the elegance of his figure, his intellectual en dowments or his size, but because ef a sweet, sunny disposition. A mean elephant Is about the most evil of living things; sooner or later he has to be killed; usually after he has slain two or three keepers and done mora damage than he is worth. Of two animals of equally good disposition, the larger and finer commands the higher price, of course, but the most magnificent beast with an inclination for murder Isn't worth as much as a very common one that is trustworthy?>ttat is, ordinarily so, for.the sweetest tempered have days when they ?seem Inspired of Satan. IHvertedi Responsibility. Prom the Chicago Record-Herald. Mrs. Dash?"You didn't eat those green peaches, I hope?" Mrs. Rash?"No; we made ice* cream of them, and then, you see, we could blame it on the ice cream." A Wholesome Tonic Horsford's Acid Phosphate Taken when vitality and nerve force have become impaired! when you feel all 'flayed out," can't sleep and have no appetite, it nourishes, strengthens and imparts new life and vigor. A Toole aid ltnr? Food. The genuine bears the hum " Horsford's " on label. BRYAN CONDEMNS ANARCHY. N? Room Here for Those Who Adro ? eate Murder. In an Interview at Lincoln, Neb., W. J. Bryan made the following statement re garding the shbotlng of President McKin ley: The nation bows In sorrow and humilia tion, in sorrow because its chief executive, its official head. Is passing through the val ley of the shadow of death; in humiliation, because the President of our republic has fallen a victim to the cruel and cowardly methods employed In monarchies where helpless and hopeless subjects sometimes meet arbitrary power with violence. In morals and in the contemplation of law all lives are of equal value?all are priceless?but when seventy-dive millions of people select one of their number, and Invest him with the authority which at taches to the presidency, he becomes their representative, and a blow aimed at him is resented as an attack upon all. Beneath the partisanship of the Individual lies the patriotism of the citizen, sometimes dormant, it Is true, but always active in hours of peril or misfortune. While the President's life hangs In the balance there are no party lines. The grief of personal friends and close political associates may be more poignant, but their sympathy Is not more sincere than that extended by political opponents. Although none save his family and his physicians are admitted to his room, all his countrymen are at his bedside In thought and sentiment, and their prayers ascend for his recovery. It was characteristic of his thougbtfulness, that even amid the excitement following the as sault. he cautioned his companions not to exaggerate his condition to his Invalid wife. And the humiliation. Are our public ser vants?those who are chosen by the people, and who exercise for a limited time the au thority bestowed by the people?are they to live in constant fear of assassina tion T Is there to be no difference between our constitutional government and those despotic governments which rest not upon the consent of the governed but upon brute force? There is no place for anarchy In the United States. There is no room here for those who commit, counsel or condone mur der. No matter what patrlcular excuse may be urged In Its defense, the line be tween peaoeful agitation and violence Is clear and distinct. Let no one Imagine that he can Improve social or political condi tions by the shedding of blood. Free gov ernments may be overthrown, but they cannot be reformed by those who violate th9 commandment, "Thou shalt not mur der." Under a government like ours every wrong can be remedied by law, and the laws are In the hands of the people them selves. Anarchy can be neither excused nor tol erated here. The man who proposes to right a public wrong by taking the life of a human being makes himself an outlaw, and cannot consistently appeal to the pro tection of the government which he re pudiates. He Invites a return to a state of barbarism In which each one must, at his own risk, defend his own rights and re venge his own wrongs. The punishment administered to the would-be assassin and to his coconspirators. If he has any, should be such as to warn all inclined to anarchy that, while this is an asylum for those who love liberty, It Is an Inhospitable place for those who raise their hands against all forms of government. ? ? ? DISCUSSED GUAM. Commander Schroeder Describes Con ditions to Acting Secretary Hackett. Commander Seaton Schroeder, governor of Guam, who Is here as a witness In the Schley court, saw Assistant Secretary Hackett today and discussed the conditions in that Island. He has not yet made an official report concerning the difficulties that have occurred during his control of affairs, but will do so before he leaves Washington. ?~0~t Proposed Railway at Carlsbad. Consul Mahen at Relchenberg has re ported to the State Department that an electrlo street railway company has been formed at Carlsbad and Invites bids from supply and construction firms. Carlsbad is as yet devoid of any kind of public con veyance, except cabs and hotel omnlbusses, though it has a permanent population of 15,000, to which are added between April and October *of every year 40,000 or more sojourners. The city Is spread out along the Tepl river, a distance of several miles from the railway station to the Posthof, between which points, the consul says, street car communication would prove a great boon to the permanent and sojourn ing population. Branch lines on side streets leading to the villas and hotels on the adjacent heights would also be prac ticable. ? Needs of the Student. Woodward & Lothrop have Issued a book let for September devoted to the needs of the student. It Is a guide to the needs of students being prepared for the scholastic | year, and contains numerous suggestions concerning what the student will require. It is devoted equally to suggestions for the youngest and eldest, the boy and the girl, and will be sent to any address free of charge or given freely to those who ask for It at Woodward & Lothrop'g, 11th, 12th and F streets. Anarchist Policeman Suspended. KINGSTON, N. Y., September 11.?Mayor Phinney has suspended Policeman Freder ick Heppner for his remarks regarding the attempted assassination of President Mc~ Kinley. Heppner said it was a pity some more people were not shot who insisted oa making rich people richer and poor people pooler, and that the President's death would equalise wealth. AUCTION SALES OF REAL ESTATE, do. Tomorrow. Marcos Notes, Aoct-. 687 In. are. n.w.?Sale of carpeta, ruga, mattings and furniture oa Thursday, Sept. li at 10 a.m., at auction rooms. James W. Ratellffe, Aoct., 020 Pa. are. n.w.? Trustee's sale of building site on Wood ley road on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 5 p.m. Joha H. Dwyer, treat**. X. Q. Sinclair, Aoct.. 838 In. are. n.w.?Sale of household furniture, etc., on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m., at auction rooms. AUCTION SALES. FUTURE DAYS. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ON THE FOURTEENTH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 1901, AT TEN O'CLOCK A.M., I will sell at public auction, at the ware rooms at James W. Ratcliffe, No. 820 Penna. are. n.w., certain furnttare and other house hold articles found by the police, between the 8th and 12th of December, 1899, la front of and adja cent to premises No. 607 6th st. n.w., and whkh hare not been called for by the owner, or owners, as contemplated by law. JAMES A. KEMP. Chief, also Property Clerk, Metropolitan Police, District of Columbia. Appeared by Commissioners, D. C. AUCTION SALES TOMOEKOW. J. Q. Sinclair, Auct., 883 LA. AVE. N.W. THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER TW1B.FTH. TEN A.M., Mlf of (At of Household roraltun, Bod Boon ?nd Parlor Suites. Carpet*. Stuvea. Sideboards, Chif foniers. one Piano, Count era aad Show <'-anei, k>t ?t Clears and Tobacco, on* Bossy. Consignment* re ceived up to hour of aala. It* MARCUS NOTES, AlOT.. 1218-1230 K ST. N.W. Special Sale of upwards of 250 New and Second Hand Carpets, Rugs, Mat tings and small collection of Furniture, also 100 Cots, 50 Couches and 20 Parlor Suites, within my sales rooms, 637 La. Ave.,Thurs day, Sept. 12, 1901, at SO o'clock a.m.-^* For irroant of whom It mar concern, I will sell on THURSDAY. KEJTRMHKR TWELFTH. IftOl. AT TKV O'CtOCK. a largo quantity of Now and Second-band C-arpeta, Kiin, Mattings and general assortment Furniture, and. by order of a Now York manufacturer, SO Couches aud 10 Parlor Suites. An elegant opportunity fur parties furnishing. Terms, caab. It MARCUS NOTES, Auctioneer. JAMES W. BATCIJFF*. AUCTIONEER. TRUSTEE'S SALE OF DESIRABLE BUILDING SITE ON WOODLEY BO AD. ..By virtue of a deed of truat duly recorded la Liber 2306, folio 0 et sea., on* of th* land record* of the District of Columbia, and at the reqmwt of tbe holder of the not* secured thereby, the under signed trustee will aell, at public auction. In front of tbe premises, on TUT RSI) AT, SKIT EMBER TWELFTH, 1901, AT FIVE O'CLOCK P.M.. th* following d*acrtb*d parcel of real estate, via: Th* ?oath fifty-two and eighteen hundredth* (02.18) feet on 28tb street extended of tot numbered ?even (T) in Ell* Q. Mlddleton'a eubdlvlal-ta of part of tbe tract of laad called "Woodley," now known as "Hartford Place." aa per plat recorded in Liber County No. T, folio 78. of the record* of tbe office of the surrey or for tbe District of Co lumbia. Term* of sale: Caab. A deposit of 8100 will be required at time of sale. If term* ef **]* ere not compiled with In 18 days, the trustee reserves th* right to resell on o days' notice at rlak and < o*t of defaulting purchaser. Conveyancing aad record lag at purchaser'* coat. JOHN H. DWYER. Trustee. W. WALTON EDWARDS, Attorney. Equity building, city. au31-d&da FTTIRE DAYS. JAMES W. RATCLIFFE. AUCTIONEER. TRUSTEE'S SALE OF "BAt'MElKTER" UPRIGHT PIANO AND STTOOL BY AUCTION. By virtue of a chattel deed of trust, recorded In Liber No. 25A4, folk) 21 et seq., of the land record* of the District of Columbia, and at tbe request of the party secured thereby, I will sell at public auc tion, nlthin the sales rooms of James W. Ratcllffe, No. 920 Pa. ar*. n.w., on SATURDAY, THE FOirR TEENTH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 1001, AT TEN O'CHH^K A.M., one Upright "Baumelster" Piano, No. 2004, and Stool, mentioned in schedule "B" at tached to said truat. Terms cash. aell-.It WnxiAM A. FARLEE, Trustee. JAMES W. RATOLIFFB. AVnioNKRR Qovernment sale of un serviceable Furniture, Carpets, &c., from U. S. Capitol, comprising leather-covered Sofas, Couches,Chairs,Book cases, Revolving and other Desks, Screens, Brass Fenders, Car pets, Rugs, &c. On SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER FOURTEENTH. 1901, commencing at TEN O'CLOCK, I will sell at the sales rooms of James W. Ratcliffe, 920 Pa. ave. n.w., a general assortment of unserviceable goods. This sale presents an excellent op portunity to secure relics from the U. S. Capitol. Terms cash. D. M. RANSDELL. *ell-3t Sergeant-at-Arms, U. S. Senate. MARCUS NOrES, AUCTIONEER. TRUSTEES' SALE OF DRUO STORE. N.W. COR NER 5TH AND O STREETS NORTHWEST. By virtue of a certain deed of trust, recorded la Liber 2294, folio 156 et seq., one of tbe land rec ords of the Diatrict of Columbia, and at the re quest of tbe party secured, we will selL on MON DAY, THE SIXTEENTH DAY OF SEPTEMBER. A. D. 1801, AT HALF-PAST FOUR O'CLOCK, th* entire stock of Drugs. Fsncy Articles, Fixture*. Furniture, Soda Fountain, Awning and all personal property, contained in tbe said drug store and cel lar of 8*id premise*. Terms of sale caab. A de poait of $100 will be requited at time of aale, and bAlance of ourchase price to be naid within live days All conveyancng and recording at the pur chaser's cost. If terms of sale are not complied with a* above stated tbe trustees reserve the right to resell tbe property at the rl*k and coat of tbe defaulting purchaser, after three daya' advertise ment. H. R. H OWEN STEIN, SAMUEL BIBBER. WOLF * ROSENBERG, Trustee*. Attorney* for Parties Secured. *elO-8t JAMES W. RATCLIFFE, AUCTIONEER. Trustees' sale of valu able Real Estate on 4% Street Northwest between Pennsylvania Avenue and C Street, formerly occu pied by the District Gov ernment. By virtu* of * deed of tru*t, duly recorded in Liber 1997, folio 182 et seq., of the land record* of tbe District of Columbia, and at tbe request of the party secured thereby, the undersigned trustees will offer for sale by public auction, In front of tbe premises, on THURSDAY. THE NINETEENTH DAY OF SEPTEMBER. A.D. 1901, AT HALF PAST FOUR O'CLOCK P.M.. the following de scribed real estate, situate In the city of Wash ington, District of Columbia, to wit: Part of orlg lnal lot numbered twenty-three (23), In square cumbered four hundred and ninety-one (491), con tained within tbe following metes and bounds, namely: Beginning on Four-and-a-half street at the northeast corner of *ald lot. and running thence south on s*ld street fifty-six (34) feet to the southeast corner of said lot; thence west oo tbe south line of *ald lot seventy-five (75) feet ten (10) inches; thence north twelve (12) feet; thence west forty-nine (49) feet two (2) Inches to an alley in tbe rear; tbence north on aaid alley forty-four (44) feet to the northwest corner of ssld lot; thenco east one hundred and twenty-five (125) feet to the place of beginning, embracing the north half of saio lot and all of lot numbered twenty ?eVen (27) of Morrison'* subdivision, a* In Liber No. 12, folio 144 of tbe records of th* office at the surveyor of tbe District of Columbt*, together with all tbe improvement*, rights, Ac. Term*: One-third c**b, tbe b*l*nce la one and two years, with Interest from the day of aale at the rate of *U (8%) per cent per annum, secured by deed of trust on tbe property sold, or all ca*h. at the option of tbe purchaser. 9900 deposit re quired at tbe time of *ala. If tbe term* of **1* are not complied with in fifteen d*ys from tbe day of sale tbe trustee* reserve tbe right to resell the property at th* risk and cost of tbe defaulting purchaser, after fire day*' advertisement of sues resale In some newspaper published la Washing ton, D. C. All conveyancing, recording, stumps, Ac., at purchaser's cost. SAMUEL CROSS. Trustee. soO d&d* 1SADORB 8AKS, Trustee. JAMES W. RATCLIFFE, AUCTIONEER. TRUSTEES' SALE OF A FRAME HOUSE. NO. 238 THIRTEENTH-AMD- A-UALF -STREET SOUTHWEST. By virtue of a dacree of tbe Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, psaaed la Equity Can** No. 22092, tbe undersigned, trustee*, will offer for ?ale, by public auction. In front of th* premise*, on TUESDAY, THE SEVENTEENTH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, A.D. 1801. AT HALF-PAST FOUR O'CLOCK pTm., tbe felk)wing described real es tate. situate In tbe city of Washington. Diatrict of Columbia, to wit: Part of lot numbered alx (6), la square numbered two hundred aad sixty-four (284). contained within th* following mete* and bounds: Beginning tor tbe **oa* at UM southwest corner of said lot aad Hunting tbence north four teen (14) feet elevea (11) incbe*; tbence cast sixty, six (<56) feet eight (8) Inches; tbence south four teen (14) feet eleven (11) inches, aad tbence west ?lxty-six (66) feet eight (8) Inches to th* place of rat* of **le: One-third cash, th* balance in oae and two years, with internet from the day of aale at *lx per?ceut per una, secured by deed (M trust on tbe property sold, or all caab, *t tbe op tion Of tbe purchaser. A deposit of fi?0 required at time of sale. If the^term* of aale are set com piled with within fifteen days fna tbe da*, of sala tbe trustees reserve tbe right to resell tbe prop erty at tbe risk aad cost ef tbe defaulting pur chaser, after five daya' advertisement of such re sale la some newspaper published la Washington, D. C. An conveyancing, recording, ataapa, Sc., at cost of purchaser. ALEXANDER H. BELL, Trustee, Ht at. n.w. SIMON LYOM. Trustse, -aeft-d&ds 1416 F at. ?.?.