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No. 15,297. WASHINGTON, D. O., FBIDAY, MARCH 71, 1902-SIXTEEN PAGES. TWO CENTS.
THE E7EHIHQ STAB. PTJBLI8HED DAILY, EXCEPT SUlfDAY. 0MfaMM OffloB, 11th Oluwl and Penngylnnia Avennei The Evening Star Newspaper Company. 8. H. KAUITMANN, Pw't. Few ToA Offlcet 128 Tritrano Building. Chicago Offico; Boyoe Building. T!ie Evening Star Is served to subscribers !n tho elty by carrier*, on their own account, at 10 cents per week, or 44 cent* per month. Copiea at the ??aD*er' ^ cent* each. P- -nail anywhere In the I'.S. or Canada-postage prepaid?GOcenta per month. Fatnrday Quintuple Sheet Star. $1 per year; with t< reljrn postage added, $3.08. (Entered at the Post Office at Washington. D. C.. aa wcond-riass mall matter ) mall subs riptlnn? must be paid In adTanee. Kate* of adrertlslng made known on application. GALA DAY AT ALBANY Prince Henry Receives Hearty Greeting From Citizens. CALLS ON GOVERNOR PRESENTED TO B0T3 BRANCHES OF LEGISLATURE. Expresses Keenest Delight at All He Sees and Hears?Starts for West Point. AT.HANY, X. Y., March 7.?It was 12:23 O'clock when Prince Henry boarded his train In Boston this morning, and 2.05 o'clock when the train departed for Albany. The prince retired at once. There were no delays anywhere en route, and the special was kept several minutes ahead of the schedule arranged for it. There had been a very heavy fail of snow in Massachusetts, bvit there were no drifts, and the tracks were clear. The prince arose at 7:30 o'clock and was at breakfast when his tra'n entered the railroad yards at Albany. He wanted to leave the table at once, but as the train was more than twenty minutes ahead of time a stop was made in the yards, where he finished his meal. The prince was very tired when the Boston reception came to an end, but he seemed quite refreshed when ^he arose this morning. It was 8:30 a.m. when the special reached Union depot. The depot grounds had been eleared, and the police formed a cordon around the car Columbia. Mayor Gaus and George Sard, chairman of the reception committee, were In waiting, and were intro duced to the prince at once. Ambassador von Holleben presenting them. Governor Odell was late In arriving, through some misunderstanding as to the time, and the prince and his party waited for him. He arrived about ten minutes later, and in be half of the state bade the prince welcome. Escorted by Cavalry Troop. The prince was then shown to a carriage around which formed the smartly uni formed riders of Troop B. When the party had all been placed in carriages a start was made for the city. Broadway was filled with people, and as the carriago bearing the prince emerged from the depot drive way there was a resounding cheer. Stationed at various points along the route were companies of the New York state militia. Hundreds of men had been at work all yesterday clearing away the snow from the streets through which the procession passed and they were in good condition. The build ings along the route presented a brilliant appearance, being tastefully decorated with the American and German colors tastefully intertwined. German and American colors were draped over the front of the city hall and the mayor's office, to which the prince was escorted immediately upon arriving. Enormous crowds lined the streets and taxed the patience of both the police ana National Guardsmen In keeping them back on the sidewalks. Admission to both the city hall and ca.pl tol was by card, but poor judgment had been exercised in Issuing them, and in boua places the crush was terrific and many of those entitled to admission were forced back by the guards. When the party entered the city hall they were escorted to the mayor's office, and Mayor Charles H. Gaus extended the for mal welcome to the city. He said: Speech of Mayor Gaus. Your Royal Highness: I have the honor on behalf of the city officials and the com mon council of Albany to welcome you to the hlstorio and hospitable capital city of the empire state. I assure you, sir, that the city of Albany feels deeply honored in having this oppor tunity to add your name to the long list of the personal representatives of the. head9 of other governments that have paid this city a visit. I welcome you as the personal rep resentative of your brother, William II, the German emperor, who is the head of a peo ple who are on friendly terms wnn our conntry. We have here in Albany about 2T>.000 Ger man-Americans. They are of that class of men whom you met in the middle west, men who, at the time we were threatened with dismemberment, loyally espoused the cause of the Union of our states. I also am happy to extend the hand of welcome to you because as a man you have en deared yourself to all the American people that you have met. Ah a souvenir of your visit among us ; I have prepared an illustrated parchment granting you the freedom of the city in- ' closed in its silver case, which I take pleas- } uro In presenting. While it is not my purpose to detain ' you and your party with any extended re- j marks, knowing that you came to Albany j to see and not so much to hear, still I j want to call your attention to one fact j which I think will interest you. When you j came out of the railroad station you set ! foot on Steuben street, which was named after the former aid-de-camp of Frederick the Great, who came to America to put our revolutionary army in proper shape and who did it, thereby making the revolu tionary war a success. As you already know, von Steuben at our General Wash ington's suggestion was m;ide inspector general, with the rank of major general. Thanked Mayor for Gift. Tiie prince thanked the mayor for the gift and said that he would greatly prize It. The party was then shown the original Dcngan charter, granted by Governor Don gun 21*? years ago. A short time was de voted to Introductions, and then carriages were re-entered and the party proceeded to the capltol. Prince Henry and his escort reached the capltol at 0:20 o'clock. They were met at the eastern entrance by Adjutant General Henry and escorted to the executive cham ber, where Governor Odell and his staff were wultlng to receive the royal visitor. The reception in the executive chamber was thoroughly informal. Governor Odell had already met the prince at. the train and there was no necessity for introduction. The prince entered with General Henry, and. stepping forward, grasped the hand of Governor Odell. He was introduced by the governor to Mrs. B. B. Odell, Mrs. Henry, Mrs. Hall of Uarchmont. Hiram H. Odell, the governor's brother, and the Right Rev. William Croswell Doane. Introductions then followed to the members of the gov ernor's staff and the senatorial committee. There were no set speeches. The distin guished visitor chatted with the governor for a few minutes, expressing great admira tion for the beauty of the capltol, and par ticularly of the executive chamber, which, he said, was one of the most magnificent in the world. The sword presented by Frederick the Great to George Washington had been taken from the state library and placed on a. table in the executive chamber. It was taken out for the prince to examine He ?aid that it gave him extreme pleasure to Ce and handle it. and that It should ever guarded aa the gift of one great general to another. Visit to Senate Chamber. The prince took leave of the governor and his staff and tl^e other ladles and gentle Bun present and was escorted to the senate eh amber. The senate galleries were thronged in an ticipation of the visit of Prince Henry, it was 9:40 o'clock when Clerk Whipple an nounced the royal visitor. Prince Henry entered with Senator Hor ace White of Syracuse, nephew of Ambas sador White, the American representative in the German empire. Senator White was chairman of the reception committee or five senators, who followed with the prince s retinue. Arriving in front of the senate desk Prince Henry and his escort remained standing while Lieut. Gov. Vfoodruff de scended from his rostrum and greeted nis royal highness. He then escorted the prince to his desk and formally welcomed him in these words: "It is a high official privilege and a very great personal pleasure to present the sen ate of the foremost commonwealth or tne American republic to his royal highness, Prince Henry of Prussia, whose diplomacy and cordial good fellowship have accom plished a peaceful cotiquest of the united States equal to any of the historic victories won by the sword of the house of Hohen zollern in the lands beyond the seas. Prince Henry was given a warm ovation, the senators rising and clapping their harn.s for half a minute. When the applause had ceased Prince Henry, smiling very happy with his reception, said: Remarks by Prince Henry. "I wish to thank you most heartily for the kind reception I met with here. It is one of the many acts of kindness which 1 have received during my stay In the United States at the hands of your coun trymen, and which I am not likely to for get." The assembly committee were then pre sented to the prince and escorted hinj from the senate chamber. Prince Henry remained but three minutes and a half in the assembly chamber. At 0:42 Clerk Baxter, standing near the south corridor announced in a loud voice: "His Royal Highness, Prince Henry of Prussia. Immediately Speaker Nixon brought his gavel down heavily and everybody in tne chamber arose. The prince, with Assem blvman Allds at his right and followed by his entire suite and the assembly reception committee, entered. The prince was es corted to the speaker's desk. Speaker Nixon, bowing low to the distinguished guest, said: "Your royal highness: It Is my privilege and pleasure on the part of the assembly of the empire state to extend to you a most cordial and kindly greeting. Your visit af fords us an especial pleasure and It indi cates to us in a most generous manner the feeling of good will and friendship existing upon the part of your nation toward ours. That this same feeling of friendship exists upon our part you can have no better evi dence than Is indicated to you dally by the grand ovations you are receiving from the American people. "We also extend through you our espe cial greeting to your Imperial brother, the emperor of the great German nation, and trust you may convey to him a report of interesting and enjoyable experiences here which shall ever remain a pleasant mem ory. "Without consuming too much of your limited time I beg to present to you the members of the assembly." Will Report to the Kaiser. When Speaker Nixon had concluded the prince, bowing, said: "I can only repeat to you, gentlemen, what I have said five minutes ago, and it is absolutely true what you say of the ovations which I have received during my stay in the United States. I am perfectly aware of the fact that your nation means well with ours, and all I can do is to re port to his majesty the emperor the kind manner In which I have been received, not only here, but during my stay in the United States. I am deeply grateful for It and am not likely to forget It." The brief response of the prince was re ceived with applause. When It concluded the visiting party was escorted from the chamber. After leaving the assembly chamber tho prince passed down the magnificent west ern staircase. On reaching the first land ing he stopped, and after intently looking for a time he stated that it was one of the grandest he had ever had the privilege of looking at. He left the capitol by the east entrance, and was driven slowly to the station. All along the route he was loudly cheered and was kept busy ac knowledging the ovation. At the depot the special train was boarded after farewells had been exchanged and the visitors left at 10:80 over the West Shore railroad for l Wfcst Point. ? BILL FOR MONTGOMERY COTJNTY. Provides for Special Election to Vote on Liquor Question. Sppflal Piepatrh to The Evening Star. STATE HOUSE. ANNAPOLIS, March 7. ?Delegate Sellman of Montgomery- has in troduced a bill to submit the liquor ques tion to the voters of his county, to be voted on at a special election June 2, 1902. The bill provides for local option in the elec tion districts and for strict enforcement of prohibition in such districts as vote against license. For such districts as elect to grant license a carefully prepared system is pro vided. There shall be a board of liquor license commissioners of Montgomery county, con sisting of Charles H. Griffith, William E. Mannakee and Charles F. Kirk, who shall huld their oflice during good behavior or until their successors are duly appointed and qualified. In case of any vacancy oc curring in said board by death, refusal to act, removal from the county or otherwise, the vacancy shall be filled by the governor, who shall have the power In his discretion to remove from office any commissioner for neglect of duty or malfeasanse in oflice upon the petition of ten reputable citizens or Montgomery county, and proof of such neglect of duty or malfeasance in office satisfactory to the said governor, and his decisions shall be final and conclusive. MORONG AND RIZAL PACIFIED. Gov. Wright Declares Reports of Trouble Exaggerated. MANILA, March 7.?Acting Governor Wright says that the province of Morong and the entire province of Itis&l were never more peaceful than they are now, and that the rec nt occurrences were entirely due to the influence if insu.'rectos who Had been driven from Laguna an'l Batangaa provinces. The utterances of Senor Ampil, the for mer presid-mte of the town of Caintra, Morong, *>io was recently captured by Insurgents, and subsequently escaped, mo classed by Mr. Wright as being unreliable, and as merely the remarks of a man half crazed wlthr terror. The action of the band which captured Ampil was largely due to a personal vendetta. The constabulary have already dispersed the band and cap tured many arms, and have completely broken the power of Montalon, the oid iadrone chief, who, for years w^s the terror of the province. Mr. Wright feels satisfied from conver sations which he has had with General Bell and others that tho Insurrection is ex piring. TO SUCCEED LORD PAXTNCEFOTE. Rumor That Mr. Alfred Lyttelton is Coming Here. LONDON. Maroh 7.?The Yorkshire Port today says It learns that Mr. Alfred Lyt telton is likely to succeed Lord Pauncefote as British ambassador at Washington. Silk Mills for York, Pa. YORK. Pa., March 7.?The organisation of the York Silk Manufacturing Company with a capital of $1,800,000 was consum mated at New York yesterday. Four Cabinet Ministers At tended Today's Meeting. DEPARTMENT BUSINESS WAS MOSTLY CONSIDERED AND PASSED UPON. Secretary Cortelyou to Give Out News Hereafter?Coming Trip to Charleston. Secretary Hay, Secretary Root, Attorney General Knox and Postmaster General Payne were the four members of the cabi net who were present at the meeting today. The other four members are out of the city. Departmental business was considered and passed upon. The President and Postmaster General have decided upon the nomination of Ed win F. Blodgett as postmaster at Atlanta, Ga., to succeed the late Major W. H Smyth. Mr. Blodgett has been the deputy postmaster, and is well qualified to be pro moted. He was Indorsed by the republican organization of the state. Cabinet News to Be Given Out. The oabinet meeting today reached a de cision that hereafter the work of the cabi net will be announced at the White House by Secretary Cortelyou. This will be done, It is said, to prevent misleading news be ing printed. Cabinet officers will not be pursued hereafter for details of the busi ness considered by the cabinet, and will allow everything to bo given out at the White House. President's Charleston Trip. It Is thought to be likely that President Roosevelt, Mrs. Roosevelt and members of thfc oabinet will leave here for the Charles ton exposition on the evening of March 24, arriving in Charleston on the 25th. If the President's intentions are carried out so that he can leave here at the time fixed t.?e 2t?th of March will be "President's day, and will be celebrated with great festivities at the exposition. It is intended that the President shall visit the South Carolina tea farm at Summerville on the 27th, leaving the same day for Washington. Representative Hooker of Mississippi, who was born and reared in South Carolina, and whose ancestors are buried in that state, called on the President today to say that "every gentleman In South Carolina will give you a most cordial reception." General Hooker congratulated the Presi dent upon the admirable arrangement for tho visit of Prince Henry and upon the ex ecution of these arrangements. He like wise referred' most heartily to Prince Hen ry's demeanor and carriage in this country. President Roosevelt Is receiving numerous letters and documents from South Carolina declaring that Lieutenant Governor James I TlUman does not represent public sentiment in that state. A largely signed paper from Gaffney, S. C., contains the following: "We, as citizens of Gaffney, Cherokee coun ty South Carolina, enter a vigorous protest against and denial of the Implied sentiment expressed in a late message of Lieutenant Governor Tillman to President Roosevelt. "We most emphatically repudiate said I message, as not voicing the sentiment of I South Carolina's oitlzens." Conferring About Sugar. Representative William Alden Smith, one of the republican leaders opposing lower duties on Cuban, sugar, had a long confer ence with Pre*ident Roosevelt this morning, presumably on the attitude of the House on this question. Mr. Smith could not talk about his Interview. The President saw Senators Piatt and Dillingham and a few other callers. Sen- | ator Carter of Hawaii was with the Presi dent a few minutest and was presented to members of the oabinet. TERRITORIAL ORGANIZATION. Bill to Be Presented for the Admission of Three States. At a meeting of the House committee on territories, held today, favorable action was taken on the Moon bill, giving a territorial form of government to Indian territory, changing its name to the Territory of Jef ferson, and providing for a governor, terri torial legislature, etc. The action of this committee in deciding to report a measure to make Oklahoma, Arizona and New Mexico states will doubt less be brought beforfe the House in the form of an omnibus bill. Butter and Cheese Industry. A preliminary statement lias been issued by the census bureau on the manufacture and trade in butter, cheese and condensed milk, which gives the following, figures: Number of establishments, 0,355, an in crease of 98.5 per cent over the number re ported In 1890; capital, $30,508,015, an in crease of 119.6 per cent; average number of wage-earners, 12,865, an Increase of 2.1 per cent; value of products, $131,199,317, an increase of 109.3 per cent. Sponsor of the Hull Chosen. Harlan & Holllngsworth of Wilmington, Del., have Informed Acting Secretary Dar ling of the Navy Department of the selec tion of Miss Mabel Hull as the sponsor of the torpedo boat Hull, building at their yard, and shortly to be launched. Miss Hull la the daughter of Mr. George Allen Hull of Newton. Mass.. second cousin to Com mander Hill of the navy, after whom the vessel Is named. Ratifying Agreement With Rosebuds. Senator Gamble, from the committee on Indian affairs, today reported favorably the bill ratifying the agreement with the Rose bud Sioux Indians for the cession of their unallotted lands In Gregory county, a D., to the United States. There are 416.000 acres of the lands and the Indians are to receive $1,040,000 for them. The Kilpatrick at Nagasaki. Quartermaster General Ludlngton Is In formed that the transport Kilpatrick, car rying part of the 17th Infantry, has arrived at Nagasagl on her way from Manila to San Francisoo. Funeral Bxp?na?s of Pensioners. A bill >??? been Introduced In the House toy Mr. Keboe which provides for the pay ment of funeral expenses of pensioners toy the government. Those who will be pro vided for In this way are pensioners who die without leaving sufficient assets to pay their funeral expenses. In such cases the Secretary of the Interior is authorised to By out of the treasury to the extent of X) in each case. Lease of Mineral Lands. A bill was introduced in the Senate today by Senator Rawlins prohibiting the leasing of mineral lands on Indian reservations. CAUSE OF THE DELAY WHY CHINESE INDEMNITY IS NOT BEING DISTRIBUTED. Powers Refused to Accept Slight Se duction in Their Claims as United States Suggested. Inquiry here discloses the fact that the delay In the distribution of the first install ment of the Chinese indemnity among the powers grows out of the refusal "ftf certain powers to accept the proposition of the United States looking to the slight pro rata reduction of their claims to bring them within the total which China agreed to pay. The report of the ministers who were charged with the consolidation of the claims of the various countries who suf fered from the Boxer uprisings shows that these amounted in the aggregate to 462, 000,000 taels. Before that total was reach ed China had agreed to pay the sum of 450,000,000 taels as compensation in full for all injuries inflicted by the Boxers. So the difference between the sum to be available and the total amount of the claims is only 12,000,000 taels?a small percentage of the total. Rather than undertake to reopen the negotiations with China, with a view to forcing that country to undertake to pay the 12,000,000 taels additional, the United States government proposed to the powers interested that each should scale down its total claim to an amount sufficient to wipe out this small balance of 12,000.000 taels, but, as already stated, the proposal has met with strong objection on the part of at least two powers. That explains why the first installment of the Chinese indem nity, amounting to 1,125,000 taels, is lying in the Chinese bank at Shanghai undistrib uted up to this time. A Pekin dispatch, dated March 0, says: Chinese officials fear that the refusal of the bankers' commission to accent the Feb ruary installment of frhe indemnity will render the collection of future Installments more difficult. Sir Robert Hart, director of the imperial maritime customs, used every argument of persuasion to impress the viceroys of the various provinces with the importance of promptly contributing their shares of the indemnity. When it becomes known that the February installment Is lying in the Chinese bank because the for eign governments are unable to agree to the terms concerning its division, the Chi nese will possibly relax their efforts to meet the future Installments. Sir Robert Hart sent letters today to the ministers of the foreign powers here, call ng their attention to the complications likely to result if the money, which is de posited In the Chinese bank at Shanghai should be "destroyed or diverted." DISTRICT MEDICAL SOCIETY. Two Bills in Which Its Members Are Much Interested. Chairman Babcock of the House commit tee on the Diestrict of Columbia today re ceived a number of communications signed by W. "\V. Johnston, M.D., as chairman of the executive committee of the Medical Society of the District of Columbia, ex pressing the desire of the society to do w hate\ er Ilea within Its power "to secure the enactment of such legislation as may be needful to protect effectively public health and to safeguard the Interests of the medical profession in the District of Columbia." In separate communications the execu tive committee urges the passage of H. R. 11005, to regulate the production and sale of milk and cream In the District. The physicians express their willingness to ap pear before the committee at any time and explain their reasons for believing that the passage of this bill Is necessary "If the community Is to be provided with a supply of pure, wholesome milk; and such a milk supply is essential to the well being and. in very l'ves of many people." The committee also advocates the passage of the proposed amendment to the District code contained In House bill 11403, the pur pose of which is to provide the same pro tection for the persons and property of I citizens rendered incompetent to care for themselves or their estates by reason of ?e?ihabitual use of opium, cocoaine and similar drugs as existing law provides for persons and property of citizens rendered similarly incompetent by reason of the use of intoxicating liquors, the latter provision being also contained in the same bill. One or two minor amendments to this aro 8u^?ested by the society to this bill. NICARAGUA ROUTE PREFERABLE. The President of the Maritime Canal Company Heard. The Senate committee on inter-oceanic canals today heard Jacob W. Miller, presi dent of the Maritime Canal Company, on the question of the construction of an isth mian canal. He placed the amount of money that had been expended by his com pany at between four and five million dol lars. He said the stockholders would be satisfied with whatever the government of the United States saw fit to give them for their endeavors to keep the Nicaragua Canaa^PrMJ,M0t bef?/e thG American people, n I n nt!! ?lo ^ aceount Of physical mort desirable.? Nlcara?ua route was the a7Jl[3 afternoon at 2:.% o'clock Gen. E. T. hI; who arbitrated the boundary -P e between Costa Rica and Nicaragua ^ar8 ago. and who is very thor oughly familiar with those two countries, came before the committee and testified concerning his observations while In Cen tral America. Tomorrow Mr. Thomas B. Atkins, for "'a"y. the expert of the Maritime H-oah .^01?^anw. ?,n question of the a ill* y tajie Attracted to a canal through Nicaragua, will come: before the committee. Mr. Atkins has studied this question for many years and Js re garded as a high authority on that subject. CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES. Meetings to Organise to iBe Held by Both Parties. The Wisconsin delegation In Osngress met today and unanimously rhosr Mr. ! Babcock to represent the state on the re ( publican congressional committee. The joint caucus of the H?use ?i Sen ate republicans to organize Iks republican congressional committee will <fce heM Mon day evening. Chairman Richardson of tils democratic congressional committee- has 'Issued the following call: "The national democratic congressional committee Is hereby called to meet In the room of the minority of the House of Representative* <m Friday even ing. March 14th instant, at 8 o'clock, for organization and for the ferassaetfon of oth er business." - ' ? I M, | Gen. Johnson's Successor. An authoritative statement 'feps- irf^> at the Post Office Deportment ^pfls morning that Capt. Henry C. New had not indicated to the Postmaster Genera* W* decision as to accepting the post of first assistant postmaster general* sms,% be made va cant by the resignatica of WlU^un M. Johnson. It seems tq be genes^4Iy ac cepted, however, that If Mr. Neir .intended to accept the position he would have so decided long ago, and' that accordingly his declination of the anpolntment -Js only a question of time. OCEAN LINER SUNK Waesland Run Down Off the Welsh Coast. CAUGHT IN THE FO& ALL BUT TWO OF THE SHIP'S 114 PASSENGERS SAVED. They Lost All Their Belongings and Suffered From Cold Before Being Picked Up. The American line steamer Waesland, Capt. Apgeld, from Liverpool, March 5, for Philadelphia, and the British steamship Harmoniides, Capt. Pentin, from Para Feb ruary 13 for Liverpool, met in collision last night off -lolyhead, Wales. The Waes?laaid sank. The Waesland, carried' thirty-two cabin and eighty-two steerage passengers. LIVERPOOL, March 7.?Fifty-three of tho passengers and crew of the Waesland arrived at Liverpool on board the Har monides at 3133 this morning. They were received by tho agents of the American lino here and were quarteredi at various hotels. The collision occurred In a thick fog at 11:30 o'clock Wednesday night, when the AN aesland was about forty miles southwest of Holyhead. The Harmonldes struck the Waesland amldsliips and there was a terri ble shock. Most of the Waesland's passen gers had retired for the night. Perfect or der and discipline prevailed. The crew of the steamer rapidly turned out the pas sengers and succeeded in assuring them that their lives were safe. The passengers were greatly influenced by the coolness of the crew and obeyed instructions willingly and quickly. The Waesland's boats were speed!)ly got out, and in less than half an hour the en tiro ship s company had been transferred, to the Harmonldes. Two Lives Were Lost. Unfortunately two lives were lost. The dead are a steerage passenger named Dan gerfleld and a child named Elsie Emmett, the daughter of a cabin passenger. The Waesland sank in thirty-five min utes after the collision. The passengers and crew lost all their belongings. The ves sel carried no mails. The passengers unite in the highest praise of the behavior of Captain Apfeld and his crew. It is expect ed the company will send on tho passengers by another vessel next week. The Waesland left Liverpool at 1 p m last Wednesday, and the fact that she got no farther than Anglesey shows that she must have been greatly delayed by the fog. The fog is general all over the united kingdom and is a great hindrance to all traffic. The Waesland Is owned by the Interna tional Navigation Company, but flic-s the .Belgian flag. She plies regularly in the An)er!can line service between Liverpool and Philadelphia, touching at Queenstown ^ch way. Formerly she was known as the Russia. She is a four-masted, bark rigged iron vessel of 3,?S7? tons net, Messrs J. and G. Thompson built her at Glasgow In 1>#?7. The Waesland'B dimensions are: Length, 436.1 feet; breadth, 41.U feet, and depth, 29.0 feet. She is equipped with elec *ini^ ^as tr*Ple expansion engines of 3,500 indicated horse power. Passengers Lose Their Clothing. When the Harmonldes arrived here her decks were crowded with half-clad passen gers of the Waesland, whose pale and hag gard faces told the story of their trying ex periences. So hurried was the departure of the passengers from the sinking ship that in some cases they were only covered by blankets, and handkerchiefs were their only headgear. When the disaster occurred Wednesday night, the two vessels were steaming slowly off the coast of the Island of Anglesey. The Harmonldes crashed head-on into the Waesland, and backed away, but once again struck the then sinking ship, making a great gap in her side. Though the sea was perfectly smooth, the denseness of the fog added to the terrors of the passengers of the Waesland. The women rushed on deck screaming, but were soon reassured by the officers. Thf boats were quickly low ered, but the operation resulted in two fatalities. The end of one of the lifeboats slipped from its davit and precipitated the occupants of the boat into the sea. A steer age passenger, Edward Dangerfleld of Kan sas, struck his head against the boat's fit ting and was instantly killed, and Elsie Em mett. twelve years old, the daughter of the Rev. A. Emmett, was drowned. The other persons who were in the boat were picked up. The behavior of the passengers, many of whom were Scandinavian emigrants, was exemplary. Precedence was given to the women and children. Ship's Boilers Blew Up. As the last boats were leaving the fast sinking ship, whose decks were already awash, an explosion announced that her boilers had burst, and forty minutes after the first impact the Waesland gave a mighty lurch and disappeared beneath the waves, sinking about midway between Holyhead and Tuskar Light. Nothing was saved except what the passengers and crew wore. The boats containing the passengers were for a time separated, owing to the fog, but eventually they all reached the sides of the Harmonides, and the survivors were taken on board that vessel, where everything possible was done for their comfort. A pilot boat met the Harmonides off the Island of Anglesey and communicat ed the news of the disaster to persons ashore, with the result that tugs were dis patched to search for the Harmonides and accompanied the steamer to this port. Here the passengers were landed and comfort ably housed. They will proceed to Phila delphia Wednesday on board the Red Star line steamer Noordland. The surviving passengers, as a rule, es caped with only a few slight bruises The Harmonldes' stem and bow-plates were so torn and twisted that It appeared marvelous that she escaped sinking. She also has a deep rent in her port side. An officer of the Waesland in an inter view gave a graphic description of the loss of the steamer. Story of an Officer. He said: "I saw the whole affair. I was late in t&rning in, as the night was foggy, and we, naturally, were apprehensive. Practically all the passengers had retired. I was taking a last look at the weather and In so doing peered over the ship's side, when, without the slightest warning, there came a fearful crash, which made the Waesland stagger from stem to stern. " 'My God' We are struck.' I shouted. "Then there loomed right over our shin's bow the steamer which had run Into us It was terrifying, of course. We tnstantlv recognised the peril. The darkness at that time was impenetrable, but, there was no mistaking the terrible consequences of such an impact. The nose of the Harmonides to h?ve eaten right into our side. We were going very slowly, with no more speed than was necessary to keep We were struck at right angles, a tremendous hole was made and for a moment the stem of the Harmonkles was literally inside our ship. "A rush of excited people from all parts of the ship immediately ensued. The pas sengers tumbled up just as they had re tired for the night. The men, women and children were in iheir night dresses. In a few instances the passengers had thrown a shawl or a blanket over their shoulders. Terror and bewilderment reigned for a few moments, but the passengers gradually ranged themselves in groups about the decks, where they were best sheltered, and the crew worked like clockwork in getting out the boats. The only exception to the good behavior of the passengers was in the case of a saloon passenger, who rushed hither and thither, calling in turn on heaven and earth to rescue him. Fortu nately the other passengers were not af fected by this man's pitiable mental agony, but were quietly and methodically marshal ed Into the boats. Suffering in the Small Boats. "The experience In the small boats was trying on account of the darkness and cold. We did not know exactly where we were, and, for a long time could not dis cover the whereabouts of the Harmontdes, though she was near by. The boats stood well away from the sinking Waesland, for fear of being sucked down, and we could hear the rending and tearing of her timbers as she seemed to break in two. Then there was a terrible explosion as the boilers blew up and all was over. "We drifted and rowed for. seemingly, two to three hours, when we finally got in touch with the Harmonides. We had no difficulty in getting aboard. All our effects went to the bottom with the Waesland. "The collision was terrific, alike in the suddenness of the shock and in the com pleteness of the steamer's destruction, and we think we were most fortunate in escap ing as we did." P. R. Ferguson, a saloon passenger, who, curiously enough, was on board the Waes land when she collided with a schooner not far from Philadelphia, savs the principal excitement took the form of a rush for life belts. He saw a man who had seven life belts attached to various parts of his body. As the last boat, in which Mr. Ferguson was seated, was leaving the ship's side cries for help were heard on board of her, and the boat returned and found that two of the Waesland's crew had been left be hind. One of the men had slept throughout the time from the first impact to the last boat leaving the sinking steamer, and only discovered his perilous position when the sea water Hooded his bunk through the port holes. STEAM RAILROAD BILL. Discussed by Senate District Com mittee?Favorable Exports. The Senate committee on the District of Columbia met today and discussod at some length the pending steam railroad bill. Members of the committee exchanged views on the railroad bill, but no objection to the measure in a general way was developed. The proposition for a tunnel under nnd along the line of 1st street east was dis cussed, and further information will bo se cured by the committee on the damage, if any, that is likely to result to the founda tion to the Congressional Library building by the construction of the tunnel and the running of trains throftgli it. The engineers who have indorsed this plan are satisfied that no possible injury can be done to the library building but questions have been raised that will cause the committee to se cure further information. It is expected the committee will be ready to report the bill to the Senate at its next regular meet ing, to be held one week from today. The committee authorized a favorable re port on the bill for the construction of the Aqueduct bridge. The bill as it was or dered reported appropriates $100,000 for be ginning the reconstruction of the bridge at or near the present line of crossing of the Potomac, the money to be expended by the Secretary of War, and one-half to be paid from the revenues of the District. Six thousand dollars may be expended to se cure additional land for new piers and abutments and general right of way. The bill authorizes the making of a continuous contract for the construction of the bridge, which is not to cost more than $840,000, in addition to the $100,000 carried by the bill. The committee nlso authorized a favor able report on Senate bill 2388, authorizing the payment of $10,519 to Elizabeth L. W. Bailey of this city, administratrix of the estate of Davis W. Bailey, deceased, with interest from July 18, 1892, the day on which the award for that sum was made in favor of the administratrix and against the District in the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia by J. J. Johnson, the arbitrator. The case involved the laying of an asphalt pavement in this city. AMENDMENTS TO CODE. Two Bills Introduced by Mr. Babcock in the House. Two bills, being amendments to the Dis trict code, were introduced in the House today by Mr. Babcock. Both measures have the Indorsement of and were trans mitted from the District Commissioners. One bill is in line with the recent sug gestion of Judge Kimball and amends sec tion 934 of the code relating to "place of imprisonment." The amendment excepts from the provision "such sentences as may be imposed by the Police Court." As this section now stands Judge Kim ball says it is a very serious question whether the Police Court has jurisdiction to try cases where the sentence in the ag gregate may be in excess of one year, or whether they should not be held In the first instance for the action of the grand jury. This question is raised by the pro vision in the code that where a sentence Is imprisonment for more than one year it shall be in the penitentiary, and that cu mulative sentences aggregating more than one year shall be deemed as one sentence. The second bill amends the code so as to allow a janitor at $."*50 per annum and a charwoman at $150 for the office of the re corder of deeds. It Is explained that in compiling the code the act of 1891, in reference to the record er's office, was used instead of the later act of 1889, which made provision for these necessary functionaries. JUDGE IDE IMPROVING. Will Be Able to Resume His Duties in a Month. Secretary Root has received a cable mes sage from Acting Governor Wright at Manila saying that Commissioner Ide, who is under medical treatment at Yokohama, Japan, is improving in health and is ex pected to be able to resume his duties at Manila in about a month. The officials of ; the War Department are very much grati fied at this news, as it was feared that Judge Ide had broken down and would be I compelled to return to the United States. NEW SPANISH TREATIES. Must Wait for Ratification Until After the Coronation. The new Spanish treaties must wait upon the accession to the throne of the young Spanish king before they can be ratified. Mr. Storer, our 'minister at Madrid, has been working indefatigably for more than ft year, and has almost completed the whole fabrla of treaties to replace those swept away by the Spanish war. But he has now arrived at a pass where he can proceed no furth?r, owing to internal political condi tions In Spain and the reluctance of the existing government to assume any meas ure of. responsibility pending the expiration of the regency and the coronation of the king. This event will occur some time In May, and as it Is expected that a new cabi net and a stronger one will be installed it is hoped that the delay In the treaty nego tiations wiU be very brief. ^ The Star Is the businesf ? man's paper, because it givel him the latest news,?the new! of today, not yesterday. Hence, to reach him, advertise in Tht Star. The Bill Signed by the Presi dent Today. INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN LETTER TO SECRETARY OF INTE RIOR AS TO APPOINTMENTS. After July 1 They Must Be Madft Through the Civil Service Commission. President Roosevelt today took deHslve action on the bill creating a permanent cen sus bureau. After conferences with Attor ney General Knox, Civil Service Commis sioner Foulke and members of his cabinet President Rc*>sevelt signed the bill, but negatived an Important portion of It by sending the following Instructions to Se?. retary Hitchcock, directing that no a^. polntments be made in the permanent cen sus force except those to be permanently employed: Instihictions to Secretary Hitchcock. "WHITE HOCSE. "WASHINGTON, March 6. "Sir: I have signed the act providing for a permanent census bureau. Section 2 of this act provides that the work pertaining to the twelfth census shall be carried on by the census office under the existing organ ization until the 1st day of July, when the permanent census office herein provided for shall be organized by the director of the census. Section 5 provides that, with ^our, approval, the director of the census may appoint Into the permanent census force in two ways: In the tirst place, from the present employes of the census office; and. in the second place, all new appointments to be made in accordance with the civil service law. After any of the present em ployes of the census office have been ap pointed upon the permanent force they be come part of the classified service. "I have been over these two sections very carefuily with the Attorney General and their construction seems to be perfectly clear. You will please Inform the director of the census that his office will continue to be administered as it has been administered until the 1st of July. On that day he will, with your permission. api?oint such mem bers of the present force under him as will constitute the permanent census force, ap pointing only so many as are to be perma nently employed. After that date all ap pointments will be made under the regula tions of the civil service act. "Verv truly yours. "THEODORE ROOSEVELT." "Hon. E. A. Hitchcock, Secretary of the Interior." After Consultation. This step of the President, as stated in the order to Secretary Hitchcock, was taken after consultation with the Attor ney General, whose Interpretation of the census act has evidently been that there Is nothing in the law clearly directing that persons now employed in the census office are eligible to transfer to other depart mTheS efTect of the President's '?t<rprcta tlon of the law is that from 1,000 to 1.200 people now in the census office will lose their positions In the service between i.ow and July 1 and will not be eligible to trans fer to other branches of the government service. The number will be fully 1,200 If the rolls now contain 2,000 employes, as is claimed, Inasmuch as the permanent bu reau will contain only about people. The President has all along held that the transfer of so many people to '.he civil service rolls was not fair to those who haie passed civil service examinations throughout the country. FUTURE OF CUBA. Governor General Wood Ordered to This City for Consultation. Secretary Root today ordered Gov. Wood at Havana to come to this city at his ear liest convenience for the purpose of con ferring with the President and the Secre tary of War in regard to the necessary steps to be taken for winding up the af fairs of the military government in Cuba and the establishment of the Cuban repub lic. It is believed here that transfer of government can be effected by the 1st of May and Gen. Wood s summons to Wash ington is made with a view to the relin quishment of American control of the is land about that time. The order to Gen. Wood directs him to come to Washington as soon as he lias closed up certain mat tersnow in hand, and it is not expected that their consideration will delay lus de parture from Havana more than a week at the farthest. The change In the control of the government does not mean, it is ?aia, that the Uinted States forces will be with diawn from the island at that time. It is said to be the purpose of the administration to retain a military force in Cuba until after the conclusion of the treaty between the new republic and the United States pre scribed by the so-called Piatt amendment, ns adopted by the recent Cuban constitu tional convention. Tile date of the trans fer of government and the actual time ol the withdrawal of American troops are questions which will be determined after the proposed conference with General Wood in this city. ADDED TO ENGINEERS. Thirteen Eine Officers of the Army Pass the Examinations. Thirteen officers of the li?e have been transferred to the Corps of Engineers in accordance with the provisions of the act of February 2. 1901, authorizing that method of meeting the necessity for addi tional engineer officers. The transfers are made as a result of recent examinations of candidates held in New York, San Fran cisco and Manila. The following is a list of the successful candidates and their rank: First Lieuts. Curtis W. Otwell, 7th In fantry; H. L. Wigmore, 15th Cavalry, A. B. Putnam and A. E. Waldron, Artillery Corps, as first lieutenants; First Lieuts. M. J. McDonough, F. A. Pope, G. A. Youngberg, Paul S. Bond (formerly Stan ley B. Hamilton) and W. P. Stokey, Ar tillery Corps, and Second Lieuts. Wildur Willing, Clarence H. Knight and N. E. Bower, Artillery Corps, and W. I>. Gutn rie, 12th Cavalry, as second lle"je"anta- . Lieuts. Putnam. Waldron. McDonough and Stokey have been ordered to th Washington Barracks, this ctt>. for d y at the Engineer School "ij.uU o1?%'andViS.?no? In th. Mr.rf ?r^rurt???-.?h ? >?*? tion. respectively, at New Orleans. La., and New York city. N. Y. Movements of Naval Vessels. The Alliance has arrived at Barbados, the Celtic at Sydney, the Pompey at Cavlte and the Hartford at Port of Spain.