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No. 15,280. WASHINGTON, D. C., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1902-SIXTEEN PAGES. TWO CENTS.
I THE ETEKIKQ 8TAJL PTJBLI8HED DAILY, EXCEPT BUS DAY. Bwio?M Office, Uth Ftwet and Penraylraiiia ATorrae. The EvHaing Star Newspaper Company. 8. H. RAUTFMANN, Piw't Few York Officci 126 Tribnne Bniidiaj. Chicago Offico: Boyoe Buiiding. The Evening Star 1* serred to aubarribers In the city by carriers, on their own account, at 10 centa per week, or 44 centa per month. Copiea at the counter. 2 centa each. I'*- "nail-anywhere In the U.S. orCanada?poatage prepaid?GOcents i>cr month. Saturday Quintuple Sheet Star. $1 per year; with f.relgw postage added. $3 08. _ (Entered at the Post Office at Washington, D. ?j., aa aecond-clang mail matter.) C-^ All mall aubwrlptlon* must be paid In advance. Hate* of advertising made known on application. GEN, LUCBAN CAUGHT Most Important Capture Since Aguinaldo's. A NGTiiD INSURGENT HAD CAUSED BEIGN OF TEBBOB IN SAHAB. One of the Most Energetic and Fero cious of the Rebels in the Philippines. Acting Adjutant General Ward this morn ing received the following important tele gram from General Chaffed "MANILA, February 2*5, 1! 02. 'Adjutant General, Washington: "Lieut. Strebl.-r, Philippine scouts, cap tured General Lucban, February 22. He Is now contin< d ot La una n. Second Lier.t. Pratt, 1st Infantry, captured at Cagbayan, Samar, William Dunston, said to be a de serter from Company C, 8th Infantry; lot of arms, ammunition and all tools for mak ing ammunition. Destroyed cuartel. fac tory, killed eleven soldiers and captured all his correspondence. CHAFFEE." An Important Capture. The officials of the War Department find It hard to overestimate the importance of this news, and especially of the capture of Lucban, which is believed to be the most Important military event since Aguinaldo's capture. He was run down o.i the Island of Samar. Th ? place of his confinement is a tiny Island In a bay on the north coast of Samar. Lucban Is one of the most energetic and ferocious of rebels. He Is a half-breed?a mixture of Chinese and Filipino stock, and he has been an ir reconcilable from the first. He had vari ous fastnesses in the mountains of Sa mar, from which he would descend upon the coast towns and his reign of terror was so complete that the entire population of the island paid tribute to him as the price of freedom from attack. Ordinary campaign methods failed utterly in his case, and his capture now is believed to be the natural working out of a system of dividing the island into small squares by military garrisons and making it impossi ble for the insurgents to obtain food or shelter. A Deserter Captured. Another capture is recorded in the same dispatch, namely that of William Dunston, *aid to be a deserter from Company C, 8th Infantry, who had in his possession a lot of arms and ammunition, and all of the tools necessary for the making of am munition. He was captured by Second Lieut. Pratt. 1st Infantry, at Caghayan < n the Island of Samar. The lieutenant also destroyed the cuartel and the factory and killed eleven soldiers, besides capturing all of Dunston's correspondence. The Captured Oeneral. An army officer gives the following sketch Of the Filipino chief Just captured: "Vincente Lucban (or Lukban) is a Tagal of the province of Tayabas, where the fam ily is one of prominence; was educated at Manila and is a physician by profession; about forty-six years of age, of medium height and considerable force of character. He was a leading spirit of the Katipunans of 1806-7, a member of the Malolos congress of 1808-9, and of some Influence in and about Manila at the breaking out of In surrection in February, 18110. After the dis persion of the insurgent government from Tarlac In the summer of 1800, he was sent to the Visayas by Aguinaldo to command the insurrection in Leyte and Samar. "From a narrative of Sergt. George F. ' Doe. Company 1, 43d Infantry, United States Volunteers, who was captured in March, 1000, by the insurgents of Samar, It appears that Lucban has a wife and two children, who are living with a brother in Hong Kong; that one of his brothers is in business in Manila and another, Miguel, who was a captain under him. surrendered in the spring of 10?m>. When seen by Ser fjeant Doe he was dressed In a pair of Inen drawers, tied about the ankles, and eotton undershirt, bareheaded and bare footed. He described him to be very brutal In his treatment of the men under him. and instances a case in which some eight or ten Chinos, or Insicks, who had been captured by his -forces, were punished by decapitation. On this occasion Lucban had about 200 riflemen, armed with Mausers, Remingtons and Krags, and about 500 bolo men." FBINCESS BADZIWILL ABESTED. ! I Charged With Forging the Name of I Cecil Bhodes. CAPE TOWN. February 26 ?Princess : Radziwill was arrested today on the charge ' of forgery and was admitted to bail In 11,000. The information was sworn to by l>r. Schoitz, and was supported by an affl- | davit from Cecil Rhodes, the charge being the forgery of the latter's name to promis Oory notes The princess was remanded. It was announced from Cape Town. Feb ruary 12 that Princess Radziwill that day paid the judgment for ?1.150 obtained against her October 12 last by Thomas Luuw, a merchant of that city, for money advanced on a note for ?2.000. said to have been indorsed by C?cil Rhodes, but which the latter repudiated. BOERS ELUDE BBITISH AGAIN. Kitchener Beports Capture of Convoy of Wagon Train. I/ONDON. February 20.? Ix>rd Kilchtner reports that 600 Boers. driving cattle, rushed the outpost line near Botha's Berg. * Transvaal Colony, during the night of February 23. and'that some of them got through. The Boers left fifteen dead and ?ix wounded on the field. A dispatch from Lord K.?ehener, made public today, says: "A convoy of empty wagons was attacked and captured by the Boers, southwest of Klerksdorp (Transvaal Colony). February 24. The escort consisted of a force of the Imperial Yeomanry, three companies of the Northumberland Fusileers and two guns. The fighting was severe, but have no fur ther details." Steamship Arrival. At New York?Oceanic, from Liverpool. Cavalry Charge Disorderly Workmen. BUCHAREST. February 26.?The demon stration of workmen who sought to Invade the chamber of deputies here yesterday, In ?rder to induce the chamber to modify a pending bill dealing with trades unions, be fime so disorderly that It was deemed Scessary to call out a force of cavalry to iperse the crowd. Several charges were made. In which many persons were injured. About 2iio arrests were made. Count Tolstoi Bevives. YALTA. Crimea, February 26? All im mediate danger of th? death of Count Tol MISS STONE'S RELEASE OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT BY MINISTER LEISHMAN. State Department Approves All Ac tions of Its Representatives?Im munity for Brigands. SALONICA. Roumelia. February 26.?Miss Ellen M. Stone and Madame Tsilka will start without delay from Salonica for Con stantinople. In the meanwhile the liber ated missionaries are staying at the mis sionary headquarters, where they are re ceiving the congratulations of their col leagues. The State Department received a cable gram this morning from United States Min ister Leishman at Constantinople, contain ing the tirst official announcement it has had of Miss Stone s release. Mr. Leishman cabled that Miss Stone was suffering from fatigue and nervous strain, am' would not attempt to move from Strum nitza to her homo in Salonica until Wed nesday or Thursday. The dispatch is daterl yesterday, so th<-.-?e dates refer to today and tomorrow. Now that the captive is released the State Department does not hesitate to announce its full approval ol all that has been done toward effecting that release by Minister Leishman. Mr. Spencer Eddy, the secretary of legation and charge, and by Consul Gen eral Dickinson. Secretary Hay has person ally expressed to Mr. Spencer Eddy, who is now in this country, his appreciation of his conduct and of the skill and energy with which he acted in the initial stages of the attempt to release the captive. Whether Mr. Eddy will return to Constan tinople or not is for himself to decide, but if he docs not care to return to his post the State Department will provide for him otherwise in the diplomatic service. The department finds it impossible at this moment to determine upon the next step to be undertaken in this case. There is reason to suspect that pledges have been given by Miss Stone and by the rescuing agents, which will very much complicate any efforts to secure the punishment of the brigands. If no such promises have been given, then the State Department will promptly call upon both Turkey and Bul garia to pursue these brigands even to the point of extermination, if necessary. But until further report is had from Miss Stone and from Minister Leishman, the depart ment is unable to move, for there is yet doubt as to the nationality of the brigand kidnapers. INQUIRIES OF MR. HAY. Incorrect Impression That He Was in the Runaway Carriage. An incorrect impression seems to have been conveyed to the European newspapers regarding the exciting incident on Penn sylvania avenue last Monday when A dist ant Secretary Peirce's carriage horses ran away. Secretary Hay has been receiving a number of anxious inquiries by Ciible from various points in Europe which indi cate that the senders had somehow come to understand that he?Secretary Hay?had been seriously injured, and he has been obliged to send explanatory cables to cor rect this impression. HEALTHFULNESS OF PANAMA. Isthmian Railway Officials Before Sen ate Committee. E. A. Drake, vice president and secretary, and Charles Payne, general manager of the Panama Railroad Company, were be fore the Senate committee on interoceanic canals today. The former answered most of the questions, which were put by. Sen ator Morgan, and related to conditions of the Panama harbor, the traffic arrange ments with steamship companies and the contracts and concessions of the Panama company. Mr. Drake said the transconti nental roads had no part in the contracts of the Panama railroad, at least since 18H. He said in answer to a question that as the railroad was paying a year net it was not anxious for canal competition. As to the health conditions, he said there had been only twelve deaths in five years in an average of :i:ts employes, sent there mostly from the United States. Army Orders. Capt. Robert Field, T?th Infantry, has been detailed as a member of the examin ing board at Chicago, 111., relieving Lieut. Col. E. H. Crowder, judge advocate. Second Lieut. N. J. Wiley, recently ap pointed, has been assigned to the 5th In fantry. Capt. W. W. Gibson, ordnance depart ment, has been ordered to make visits from this city to the Petersburg, Va., iron works on business pertaining to the inspection of projectiles in process of manufacture for the ordnance department. Major William H. Baldwin, commissary, has been ordered to make visits from San Francisco to the transport Logan at Mare Island. Cal., on business pertaining to the subsistence department. First Lieutenant J. R. Goodale, 22d In fantry, has bten relieved from duty at Fort Columbus. N. Y., and ordered to Fort Crook. Neb., for duty. Contract Surgtc*-, C. A. Warwick and E. B. Bailey have bun ordered to the Philip pines for duty. Contract Surgeon O. F. Davis, has been ordered to Fort De Soto, Fla.. for duty. The North Atlantic Squadron. The Navy Department announced today that the North Atlantic squadron will leave Cienfuegos. Cuba, on the 1st of March for Colon. The squadron now consists of the Kearsarg<. Alabama, Massachusetts, Indiana. Machias and Potomac. After a stay at Colon the squadron is scheduled to cruise along the northern coasts of Colom bia and Venezuela, rounding up at the Is land of Trinidad. Col. Sanger Acting as Secretary. Assistant Secretary Sanger is acting sec retary of war. Secretary Root, who went to New York with the President Monday night to attend the launching of the Me teor, remained in New York today to at tend to some private business. He is ex pected to return to this city tomorrow mornlna. The Rosecrans Arrives. The War Department is advised of the arrival of the transport Rosecrans at San Francisco from Manila with the following passengers: Third Battalion, 22d Infantry, 141 enlisted men, 320 casuals attached. Of ficers of the 22d Infantry as follows: Maj. Crittenden, Capts. Seyburn and Wassell, Lieuts. Stone, Kerr, Ripley, Taylor and Neely; Assistant Surgeon 8nyder, Lieut. Klrkman, 8th Cavalry, and two contract surgeons. The Lentz-Tompkins Case. Arguments in the Lentz-Tompkins con tested election case for the seat of the Co lumbus, Ohio, district were continued be fore House election committee No. 2 today, Former Attorney General Monett of Ohio concluding for Mr. Lents and Mr. Tomp kins replying with a general and detailed denial of the ctuugea of irregularity at the pat!*. Disciplining of the South Carolina Senators. CENSURE NOW FAVORED DEMOCRATIC OBJECTION TO PRO POSED SUSPENSION. Meeting of the Senate Committee on Privileges and Elections?The Sentiment Developed. The Senate committee on privileges and elections met at 10:30 o'clock this morning to consider the Senate resolution adopted by the Senate in secret session last Satur day directing that committee to consider and report to the Senate what action should be taken by the Senate in relation to the altercation that occurred on that day between the two South Carolina sena tors. After being in session during an hour it was seen that no agreement could be reached in time for the meeting of the Sen ate today, and republicans and democrats on the committee readily consented to an adjournment of the Senate Immediately after Its meeting until tomorrow. This de termination was reached upon the sugges tion of the majority, it being stated that there would probably be no failure of the committee to reach some agreement if suf ficient time were allowed for an exchange of views. Nearly every member of the committee was present when Senator Burrows of Michigan, the chairman, called the meeting to order. Mr. Burrows announced the pur pose of the meeting, and it at once became evident from the opinions expressed in a general way that more time than could be had before the Senate was to meet would be necessary to come to an agreement. Senators who took a leading part in the discussion were Messrs. Burrows and For aker, republicans, and Messrs. Bailey and Dubois, democrats. Opposition to Suspension. The democrats in their opposition plainly indicated that they would resist to the ut most any recommendation looking to the suspension of the South Carolina senators for any period of time, even though it be for a single day, and also to any recom mendation that would bring greater cen sure on one or the other of the senators who were Implicated In the altercation. The republican members of the commit tee firmly believe with Senator Frye that the Senate has a right to suspend, and a very evident indication of a feeling in fa vor of a greater severity In the judgment of the Senate in the case of Senator Till man than in that of Senator McDaurin was manifested. It was considered that these senators were not equally culpable in bringing on and carrying to the extreme that it went the altercation of last Satur day, and friends of Senator MacLaurin are very anxious that the recommendation of the committee should plainly Indicate this. The democrats showed such intense feel ing on the subject of making a difference in the treatment of the senators that It is believed they will go to the greatest ex treme in order to prevent it. There is un doubtedly a little politics in this phase of the question, though the democrats assert that they have not and will not permit any political coloring to enter into their consid eration of the matter. They, in a general way, assert that the altercation was an unfortunate one, the result of uncontrolled temper, and that both senators were so nearly equal In culpability that they would not consider any measure that would re flect on one more than on the other. The General Sentiment. The general sentiment of the meeting was that the punishment of the senators should be in the nature of a severe censure on the part of the Senate, together with a demand for such an apology as the Sen ate may determine upon from each of the South Carolina senators. The question of expulsion, while it has been talked of in a general way outside of the committee, was not even broached at the meeting this morning. The republicans, however, will make some further effort to carry their point that the Senate has a right to sus pend senators from the privileges of the Senate, Including the right to take part and to vote, and that will be pressed upon the committee further. Mr. Bailey and Mr. Dubois both resisted this idea, as did all of the democrats, and it is understood that they will resist It to the greatest ex tent within their power on the ground that if the Senate can suspend a senator for one day It may suspend him for an unlimited time. The committee agreed to meet again at 2 o'clock this afternoon and to again take up the matter. Some members of the com mittee expressed the belief that they would be able to reach an agreement before ad journing this afternoon, but there were others who were not so sanguine and thought that it would take a lonijer time to come to a conclusion as to the degree ot punishment that is to be meted out to the senators from South Carolina. An agreement of some kind by the com mittee was regarded as of the utmost im portance for the reason that should the discussion be carried Into the Senate it would cause a long and very unpleasant debate and put back all legislation for a considerable period of time. Good Feeling Shown. The meeting of the committee was marked by the best of feeling on the part of all the members, and all agreed readily to a preliminary suggestion by Chairman Burrows that the question should be ap proached from a purely non-partisan stand point, because of its general importance. It was evident, however, that the demo crats were inclined to apprehend some ef fort at political advantage on the part of the republicans, and the channel through which they expected this manifestation soon became evident when Senator Foraker made the suggestion that there should be a severer degree of punishment meted out to Senator Tillman than to Senator Mc Laurin. Senator Dubois met this suggestion with a positive negative, and when the sugges tion was afterward made that Senator Till man should be called upon to prove before the committee the charge which he had re peated in the Senate that his colleague had yielded to undue Influence there was a hint that if this matter should be entered upon some senators would insist upon the re opening of the charges on file in the com mittee in connection with the election of other senators, which charges have never been disposed of. Senator Bailey notified the republican numbers that the democrats would not submit to the adoption of a resolution sus pending the South Carolina senators. He said he agreed that they should be pun ished for their breach of the peace in the presence of the Senate, but he was satisfied that the democrats would not submit to any proceeding which would deprive a state of representation. Some of the republican members of the committee replied that they agreed as to the unwisdom and impracticability of pro ceeding by way of suspension. The repub licans, however, will contend for more se vere rebuke to Mr. Tillman than shall be to Mr. ttcLaurln, and the democrats will resist this discrimination. That is now the point oi greatest difference. Reassembling of the Committee. Between the time t*e committee ad journed this morning and its. reassembling at 2 o'clock this afternoon there were very many conferences among senators. The period of a Qoupie of hours was, in fact almost as fully taken up by members of the committee in discussing the resolution relating to as if the computtee had actually been in session. When the committee reassembled nearly every member was there The question of "demanding from Senator Tillman a retraction of his .'remarks was discussed, and the Congressional Record containing these remarks wa|i read to the committee, and there was considerable sur prise expressed by many when Mr Till n,?"'s language was carefully studied that while there was a very welHk>tined insin uation on the part of Air. T^an against his colleague, yet the language itself was not so strong as the impression it had uro duced upon the Senate. It was seen that Mr. Tilman did not make the straightforward declaration that im proper influences had been used to induce his colleague to vote, but that he had reason to believe from the circum?'antHl evidence and fr?m things thatTad See? told him in confidence that improper influences were used. Some senators re gard it as a mere hair-splitting to endeavor to excuse Senator Tillman for his language because there was a lack of direct and defi nite charge but democrats on the commit tee urge that Mr. Tillman and Mr. Mc I-aurin both could be judged only bv the exact meaning of the language thev' used and that they would insist upon standing upon the record. The Words of the Record. In this connection the exact language of Mr. Tillman, as shown by the Record, is as follows: "Mr. Spooner?'Does the senator impeach any senator? Let him name him. I do not impeach any senator, nor do I know any ground for impeaching any.' "Mr. Tillman?'I have reason to believe from the circumstantial evidence and from things that have been told to me in confi dence by men on the other side that im proper influences were used." " He was urged to name the senator to whom he referred, and after some parley ing replied that he could not prove it but he said: ' "I can prove this: That the patronage of a state has been given to a democrat who voted for the treaty." When asked what state he said "South Carolina." Later on he said: "I will state that after having made a speech in this body two weeks before re plete with cogent arguments and eloquence against the ratification of the treaty, and after having told us In confidence that he would not vote for it. he did; and since then he has been adopted by the republican caucus and put upon committees as a mem ber of that party, and has controlled the patronage of South Carolina. I did not ex pect to bring this in in this way, but I do not dodge or flinch any responsibility any where. I simply know what I believe." When Mr. McLaurin came into the Sen ate after the conclusion of Mr. Tillman's spcech he arose to a question of personal privilege and said: "During my absence a few moments ago from the Senate chamber In attendance upon the committee on Indian affairs the gtntleman who has Just taken his seat, the senator who has Just taken his seat said that improper influences had been used in changing the vote of somebody on the treaty, and then went on later and said that it applied to the senator from South Carolina who had been giveu the patronage in that state. I think I get the sense of the controversy." Mr. McLaurin then gave the lie in regard to this statement. Democrats on the committee are making the most of Mr. Tillman's language in order to carry the point they are making that both senators should be treated equally in any censure that is given them by the Sen ate and that their apologies should be prac tically similar. Effect on Philippine Bill. The effect on the legality of the Philippine bill of the ruling of Senator Frye in strik ing from the list of senators who had the right to vote the.names of MesSrs. Tillman and Mcl^aurin has been suggested, but that matter has not been seriously discussed among the leaders of the Senate. Leading republicans and democrats alike declare that the Supreme Court's decision in the case arising from Speaker Reed's rule for counting a quorum in the House has been to decide that the court of last resort will not go behind the returns after a bill has been certified to by the President of the senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives and signed by the Presi dent. It could also be shown that the two votes that were not counted on the Philip pine bill would not have changed the re sult. LONDON PAPERS REBUKED. Westminster .Oazette Criticises Atti tude Toward Prince's Visit. LONDON, Feruary 20.?The attitude of the English newspapers toward the visit of Prince Henry of Prussia to the United States has called out a rebuke from the Westminster Oazette which cautions the responsible papers against a continuance of a policy whereby Great Britain Is placed in the awkward position of seeming desirous of making bad blood between Germany and the United States, while putting in a claim of gratitude on her own account on the score of past favors. "It i# not dignifitd and Is scarcely well-bred,'* says the West minster Gazette, "to remind the United States of obligations we have no reason to suppose they will forget, and it is certainly not politic to display anxiety in regard to the possible results of the friendly meet ing between the President and the German prince." The paper then proceeds to sound a note of warning against carrying resentment to ward Germany to the point of endeavoring to make mischief between Germany and another country, "in view of the already strained relations occasioned by the zig zag policy of the government, which threat ens to place Great Britain in a position of antagonism to both Germany and Russia." ESTRADA PAPA'S EJECTION. ' u. * Gen. Wood Evident*Yet Officially Notified. Acting Adjutant General' Ward received a cable message from, Gjtraral Wood, dated yesterday, saying th?* r^jyts received by him indicate the ?laptlog of >tr. T. Es trada Palma as prsslftent fltf the Cuban re- | public. This mess?gft is to indicate that the electoral oatngress had not for mally announced the resy# of the recent election up to the t|ye odKthe sending of General Wood's dispatch. When General Wood is officially Uit?rme* of the election of the officials of ths. new government, in cluding the congress, it l? expected that he will issue a proclamation announcing that faet and appointing * date for the meeting of the legtg^itlve t?ody. The War Department received a tele gram this morning announcing the de parture yesterdav of the Third Squadron of the 8th Cavalry from Nuevltas. Cuba, with seventeen officers and 217 enlisted men, bound for Fort Riley. Kan- This is another indication of ll* gradual evacua tion of Cuba by the Unite* States troops. There are at present in the island about 4.000 men. 1 ?1 ! The Bnf or& at Aden. The quartermaster general frs informed of the arrival at Aden of the tram* ir* Butord taking t reaps. iseludlng c*val*rmen from I Port M*sr, to the *fclUflpt&cs. ' # " i V AT THE WHITE HOUSE The President Returns From the Launching. BUSY WITH VISITORS MISS ROOSEVELT'S CABLEGRAM TO THE EMPEROR. Conference on the Subject of Indian Land Leases?Some of the Callers Today. President Roosevelt found an accumu lation of routine business to cope with on his return from New York. Throughout the forenoon he had quite a unmber of callers, in the main senators and repre sentatives and including: Attorney General Knox. The Attorney General was closeted with the President for more than an hour. Mr. Roosevelt, accompanied by Mrs. Roose velt and some of the presidential party that went to New York to witness the launching of the German emperor's yacht, returned to Washington at 8:47 last even ing. Secretary Root, Senator Lodge and Miss Alice Roosevelt, who christened the yacht, did not come back with the party, the latter remaining with Mrs. Cowles, the President's sister, for a few days' visit in New York. The President ex pressed himself as having had an enjoy able time during his absence, despite the inclement weather. Miss Roosevelt's Cablegram. The cablegram of congratulations sent by Miss Alice Roosovelt to the Emperor of Germany, following the launching of the kaiser's yacht Meteor yesterday afternoon, as given out at the White House today, was as follows: "NEW YORK. February 25. 1H02. >"His Majesty, the Emperor, Berlin, Ger many: "The Meteor has been successfully launched. 1 congratulate you and I thank you for your courtesy to me, and send you my best wishes. "ALICE LEE ROOSEVELT." Bills Signed. The President today affixed his signature to the following bills: Senate 651, an act extending the time wiihin which the Mississippi River, Ham burg and Western Railway Company is au thorized to construct a bridge across the Bayou Bartholomew in Arkansas; Senate an act granting to the White Rover Railway Company the right to construct, maintain and operate a single-track rail way across the lands of the United States in the county of Independence, Arkansas, reserved for use in connection with the con struction of lock. No. 3,, Cpper White river. Ark.; House resolution 10,7lt0, an act to transfer Carroll county from the north western district to the northern district of Georgia of the United States district and circuit courts and for other purposes; House joint resolution,authorizing the commission er of internal revenue to return bank checks, drafts, certificates of deposit and orders for payment of money having un prlnted stamps thereof to the owners there of, and for other purposes. Among the callers at the White House during the forenoon were Mr. and Mrs. Chambers Keller of Deadwood. S. D., who are In Washington on their wedding tour. Captain BUllock of Deadwood, Mrs. Keller's brother, is an old personal friend of Presi dent Roosevelt. The President made many inquiries about the captain and sent to him his kindest regards. Conference on Indian Land Leases. Commissioner of Indian Affairs Jones saw the President by appointment. The gov ernment is advertising for bids for grazing leases in the Comanche and Kiowa reser vations, the leases to begin April 1. The cattlemen who are now occupying the lands have filed protests, declaring that it will be impossible for them to vacate the lands by April 1. They are also afraid that they will not be the successful bidders and are anxious, in any event, to have the com mencement of the leases extended until July 1. The President went over the ground very carefully with Mr. Jones. Senator Piatt a Caller. Senator Piatt of New York was among the callers during the forenoon. Senators Millard and Dietrich of Nebraska paid their respects to the President and talked over some matters pertainftig to their state. Secretary Long and Representative Gros venor of Ohio called together and were for some time in conference with the Presi dent. Among the other callers were Sena tor McComber of North Dakota, Senator Kittredge of South Dakota. Representa tive William Alden Smith of Michigan, Representative Burke of South Dakota, who presented Judge J. K. Bueden of Pierre, and Representatives Pugsley, Bris tow and Douglass of New York. Repre sentative Rixey of Virginia called in the in terest of one of his constituents who de sires to be appointed postmaster at Cul peper. The President declined to take the matter up at this time and referred Mr. Rixey to the Postmaster General. McCord to Be Marshal. President Roosevelt this afternoon de cided to appoint Myron McCord of Phoenix as United States marshal for the district embracing the territory of Arizona. Mc Cord, who was a warm friend of the late President McKinley, was given a recess ap pointment by the latter last summer. When Mr. Roosevelt became President he decided to give the place to Ben. Daniels, who was a "Rough Rider" and a member of his reg iment in the campaign about Santiago. Daniels was considered by the President a very capable man for the place, particu larly because of his daring and bravery. Daniels received the nomination and was confirmed by the Senate. Before the com mission reached Daniels the President learned that the new appointee possessed a criminal record, and had served a term In prison at Laramie. Wyo. Daniels was of ficially notified that the commission was withdrawn. He wrote the President admitting the stories regarding his past life, but declar ing that it was his Intention to lead a bet ter life. Strong pressure was brought to ?bear against Daniels and in the interest of McCord, and the result was the de cision to appoint the latter. McCord has been in the city several days. He visited the President this afternoon, and was in formed that his nomination would go to the Senate tomorrow. In 1888 McCord was elected to Congress and served one term. He has been governor of Arizona, and is v enthusiastically in favor of the admission of Arizona as a state. Judge Noye3 Dismissed. Acting upon the recommendation of At torney General Knox, President Roosevelt has written a letter to Judge Arthur B. Noyes, United States judge for the second district of Alaska, dismissing him from of fice. The Attorney General declared Judge Noyes guilty of injudicial conduct. Judge Noyes is seriously ill in San Francisco, and hir* friends fear that he will not recover. Booker T- Washington, the noted negro educator, called on the President this after noon and -bad a fifteen minutes' discussion with him on racial questions. There was no mention of political matters. John P. Green, also a wcll-luown colored mm. w?/s with the President at the same tune. EXPECTS PEACE SOON * OEN. BRECKINRIDGE TALKS OF THE PHILIPPINES. Thinks One More Campaign Will Bring About Pacification of the Islands. SAN FRANCISCO. February 26.?Blig. Gen. J. C. Breckinridge, inspector general of the United States army, returned on the transport Hancock from a tour of inspec tion of the Philippine Islands. He will re main in the city for a few days before re turning to Washington to make nis report to the War Department. In discussing the situation in the Philippines he said: "The islands cannot be said to be entirely pacified, for a certain amount of guerrilla warfare is going on. The military forces are not operating to any great extent just now, as this is the rainy season. After the rains are over I expect the soldiers will penetrate to the interior and bring about peace. "I visited forty different posts and found that there is room for great improvements. The posts were much better, however, than I expected to find them. The Signal Corps has done glorious work on the Islands. That branch of the service has lost more men than any other department. I believe that if the strength of the Signal Corps was doubled down there the work would be quadrupled. "Governor Taft has made great advance ment toward placing the islands on a peace ful and substantial industrial footing. "The schools in the island are flourishing. The white teachers who have gone to the Philippines are accomplishing great results, but I believe that it would be a great thing if native teachers of the Philippines were sent here to study our form of govern ment. "I think that the day is not far distant when Manila will nave a population of a million inhabitants?yes, a million and a half. It is a great seaport and the Phil'p pines are a most valuable possession." WANT AMERICAN PROTECTION. Gen. Hughes' View of What Filipinos Desire. In the course of his examination today before the Senate committee on the Philip pines General Hughes, who was provost marshal general in Manila during the American military rule there, explained the establishment of a hospital in that city for lewd women. He said that he alone had been responsible for this act, which had been so freely criticised in the United States, and that he did not regret his act. General Hughes also told of the condi tion of the civil prisoners turned over by the Spanish authorities when Manila vt^s surrendered. There were 2,(MX* of these and many of them were cruelly ironed. The irons were immediately taken off the pris oners and there was a pile of half a cord of iron. General Hughes said that he had been a member of the commission appointed to deal with Aguinaldo's government. He said that Mabini, speaking for Aguinaldo, said that independence was an absolute pre requisite to any arrangement. The wit ness <Jid not, however, believe that Agui naldo's people really knew what they want ed. AH seemed to desire American protec tion. Governor Taft contlni\ed his statement today before the insular committee of the House. Referring to the Philippine tariff, he advocated a reduction of 75 per cent on tobacco, sugar and hemp. He emphasized the need of increasing the appropriation for permanent military posts, as the pres ent system of using churches, schools and private houses as soldiers' quarters did not assist toward tranquillity. At times, too, he said, the officers took the best houses for their quarters, and occasionally there were delays in paying the rent for native quar ters. He said there should be 1,000 more American teachers in the island. In ex plaining the question of the friar lands, Governor Taft said it would be desirable for Congress to guarantee the bonds to be issued for the purchase of these lands, as it would secure a low interest rate. The hearing continues tomorrow. VOTED AGAINST AGREEMENT. Division of Ways and Means Commit tee on Philippine Bill. The ways and means committee divided on party lines today on a motion to non concur in the Senate amendments to the Philippine tariff bill, the democrats voting against the motion, which prevailed. SATISFACTORILY CONCLUDED. Negotiations in Chilean-Argentina Boundary Dispute. United States Minister Wilson at Santi ago, Chile, has advised the State Depart ment of the settlement of the difficulties in regard to the territory in dispute between Chile and Argentina. The minister says that in recent notes exchanged between the Chilean minister and the Argentine min ister of foreign relations the former ex plained that his government understood that the regulation of the police service mentioned in one of the protocols referred to territories in which there were no police prior to September 22, I8U8, and the Argen tine minister of foreign relations concurred. The pending incidents have thus been brought to a satisfactory conclusion. MONET FOR THE DISTRICT. Estimate for Deficiencies Sent to the House. Secretary Shaw today transmitted to the House an estimate of $15,300 to cover de ficiencies in the appropriations for the District of Columbia for the present fiscal year. The items include $S00 for the office of the tax collector, in order to cover the expense of making out certificates for tax sales; the fire department needs $5,000 with which to buy forage. This is made necessary on account of the increase In the size of the department by the addition of four companies and the 10 per cent rise in the price of horse feed. The pub lic schools need $10,000 for fuel, made necrssary by the extreme cold weather and also the larger number of buildings to be heated this winter over last year. The health department asks for $500 to enable it to carry out the provisions of the pnre-food law. Personal Mention. Mr. Ellis Fayette Olmstead of Niagara Falls, N. Y., is spending a few days in the city. Mr. A. B. Cromelin of Berlin is making a short visit to his parents at 1821 19th street, where he will be at home Friday evening. Mr. Cyrus C. Wells, private secretary to the Secretary of the Navy, returned to this city this morning from New York, where he attended the launching of the Meteor and the performance at the Metropolitan Opt rr. House last evening In honor of Prince Henry. J. Wallace Reynolds, secretary of the ter ritory of New Mexico, is at the Raleigh. He reports the entire territory .much pleased with the administration of Governor Otero. THE STAR 5 TO 1. Says a prominent wholesale grocer of Washington: "I do $90 vorth of advertis ing in The Star a month?$18 worth in all the other papers, which shows what I think of Th j Star. As an advertising medium for the city of Wash ington, no other paper is hardly worthy the name." IN MEMORY OF HUGO All France Celebrating Cen tenary of Famous Author. GRAND FETE IN PARIS MOST IMPOSING FUNCTION IN THE PANTHEON. Georgeous Decorations?Noted Men of the Country Pay Tribute to His Genius. PARIS. February -ft.?1The series of fes tivities to celebrate the one hundredth birthday anniversary of Victor Hugo, which will last until Sunday next. opened this morning with a grand cereniony with in the Pantheon, under the auspices of the government. President Loubet. M Waldeck-Rousseau. the premier, and other members of the cab inet. the members of the senate and the chamber of deputies, representative dele gations from the institute and other state bodies, including the leading lights of art, science and literature in France, and depu tations from the various lycees and edu cational institutions were present. Presi dent Loubet was warmly cheered along the route as he drove to the Pantheon escorted by a squadron of cuirassiers. The President and the cabinet ministers took their seats In the official tribune erect ed in the choir, while in the transept be neath the dome, were two other tribunes, one to the right reserved for Madame Lou bet and the wives of the ministers, and the other to the left, on which the members of Victor Hugo's family were seated. The I'nited States ambassador. Gen. Horace Porter, sat in the front row of the seats set apart for the diplomatic corps. Bust of the Author cn View. Exactly beneath the dome rose, from out of a cluster of palms and flowers the bust of Victor Hugo by the celebrated sculptor. David d'Angers, and this was the symbol to which the eyes of the thousands of spec tators assembled within the vast hail weie directed. A few steps behind the bust was a little platform, from which the artists of the Comedie Franca lse recited verses from the poet s works. Tribunes for the sena tors. deputies, academicans and the other principal guests were ranged around the nave, about persons being present A privileged position between the bust and the front of the presidents tribune re served for about ninety young men and girls selected from various schools to t>pi fy the youth of France. The decoration of the interior of the i ??>? theon. for which parliament voted M franca, was very sitnple but blue being the dominant color. The sides were draped with blue velvet,. "rna??ntJ^! with the initials "V H.." and beneath the dome was suspended an enormousgit lau rel wreath attached to the surrounding walls by light garlands of foliage. Elaborate Decorations. The walls of the apse were completely hidden by blue velvet hangings, embroi dered in gold, in the center of which stood out a large wreath Inclosing within it a lyre and the initials "V. It," beneath being the dates "1802-IW2." The principal facade was also hung with blue velvet, bearing the name of the poet, while clusters of palms and flags heightened the external color ef fect. The ceremony began shortly after 10 in the morning and was concluded at 11:45 a.m. The program included eulogistic ora tions by'M. Lelgues. minister of In structions. and M. Hanoteaux, president of the institute; recitals of several of Meter Hugo', poems by members of the^omedie Franeaise and the rendering of hymns based on Hugo s works by M. Delmas of the opera and a choir of IN. men and women. The band of the Republican Guards and an orchestra numbering 10.> persons performed the instrumental part of the exercises. The scene within the Pantheon was most imposing and full of color, owing to the brilliant toilets of the ladles and the uni forms of the officials. ... . , ? In all the public schools of I-ranee the day will be celebrated by lectures on the life of France's national poet and readings from his works by the professors. HOT TIME AT ANNAPOLIS. Mr. Straus Has Heated Talk With the Democrats. Special PlRpalcli to The Kvenlng Star. STATE HOFSE, ANNAPOLIS,, Md., February 2(1.?The house of delegates had another session today. Mr. Dallam of Prince George's county made a bitter speech, attacking Mr. Straus for his course since the opening of the sess on and par ticularly for acting with the republicans. Mr. Straus replied, and aroused Mr. Dal lam and the democratic b;sses. He likened Dallam to a political cadaver hanging on a gallows and covered the member from Prince George's and the democratic le-ad ers with a torrent of scorn. He wound up his speech by a brilliant attack on the democratic bosses and sa'd that there were some things worse than act ing with the republicans, and that was a-s-_ sociating with sue h men as those who we re leaellng the democratic party at the pres ent time. He likened Dallam to a puppet on a wire, jumping whenever the bosses pulled the string. A joint committee of the house and sen ate. consisting of fourteen members, has been appointed to take charge of the re ception of Prince Henry, who will visit Annapolis on Friday. WANT LIQUOR LAW CHANGED. Temperance Women of Montgomery County Petition Legislature. Sltcelal Dlqietth t?> Tlie i'.tenlnic Star. STATE HOUSE. ANNAPOLIS. Md.. Feb ruary 26.?A delegation of fifteen member* of the Anti-Saloon League of Montgomery county appeared here today in favor of an amendment to the local option law of that county, which will change the penalty for violation of its provisions from a fine to im prisonment in the house of correction for not more than one year. The delegation presented their case to Senator Spencer C. Jones and the members from Montgomei-y, who will consider it and will probably in troduce a bill embodying the desired amendment. What may be done to the bill later 011 is at present uncertain. The house of delegates today appropriat ed ?ft,C00 to purchase a llfe-siy pAMr Admiral Schley to be placed In the ??e house? The bill had already passed the senate. ? ? ? OcufaiWBi -ColA-Blooded Murdar. WILKESBAKRE. Pa.. ^ruaryJT. Peter I-cnoosky today confcsscel that he and Victor Zarambo had plotted to kill An thony Bcnnick. and that Zarambo had done the killing. The murder was committed In the mine where Scnnick worked. It was believed he had a lot of money, but Lenous k>- cays none waa found.