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PUBLISHED DAILY, EXCEPT BUB OAT. Offlw, 11th Otewt tad Pfciuuy Irani* A' The Evening Star Newspaper Company. 8. H. KAUmtATTH, Pwft New Tork Officoi 126 Tribune Building Chicago Office*. Boyce Bui'ding. The Evening Star la a^rrrt to anbecTlbefa tn the ftty by carrier*. on their own account. at 10 cent* per week, or 44 centa per month. Coplea at the counter. 2 ceata each. B- -nail-anywhere la the U.S. or Canada?poetage prepaid? BOcenta per month. Saturday Quintuple Sheet Star. $1 per year; with ft relrn poataee added. $3 08. _ (Entered at the Post Offlce at Washington, D. C., aa eecond-olaga mall matter.) O' All mall aubecrtptlona must be paid In advance. Rate* of adrrrtUlns made known on application. No. 15,301. WASHINGTON, D. O., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 1902-SIXTEEN PAGES. TWO CENTS. A carefully conducted canvass, recently made, demonstrates the fact that The Evening Star goes every day into fifteen thousand houses in this city where no other Washington daily newspaper is read; and it is taken regularly by more than fifteen thousand other persons in the city besides. This is more than double the bona fide circulation of any other paper within the city. AS TO CUBAN SUGAR House Leaders Accomplished Their Object Last Night. ? ? HOPE FOR HARMONY EFFORT TO ALLA7 FRICTION IN PARTY RANKS. Object is to Pass Some Measure En tirely by Republican Votes? Probable Compromise. The Tlouse leaders who are fighting for Ctaban reciprocity secured all they went for in last night's conference of republicans of the House. They only wanted and expected to get another week's time, and they mus tered enough votes to secure the desired delay. A great deal can be accomplished in a week, as has just been proven. Less than one week ago the beet sugar protectionists were In a decided majority. If they had taken a vote in last Thursday's conference it is admitted the ways and means leaders would have been signally defeated. But Speaker Henderson skillfully secured ad journment until last night, and the day was saved. In the meantime pressure has been brought to bear from many quarters on the republican representatives in favor of the reciprocity plan. Results were becoming apparent and there were many defections from the ranks of the beet sugar protec tionists. Party Harmony at Stake But the House leaders did not want a mere majority for their cause; there are more weighty considerations than a bald victory. Party harmony is at stake. So. the leaders concluded, that more time was necessary, and their play last night was confined to that object. Speaker Hender c-on again threw himself into the breach and turned the tide. With the coming week the leaders expect to be able to convince their dissenting colleagues of the wisdom of the reciprocity plan. Gently but firmly they will be in vited to join the procession headed by the President and the House leaders. "Let's pass this Cuban bill as a repub lican measure, not requiring the aid of a single democratic vote," is Speaker Hen derson's motto. The task ahead of the House leaders is recognized to involve two important fea tures: First, to allay the friction between the administration's supporters and the beet sugar protectionists. Second, to prevent a faction of the beet sugar men joining with the democrats to frrce free consideration of the bill, when it comes up in the House and cause a vote or. several tariff amendments to be offered. The House leadership is absolutely set against tariff revision. Mr. Dalzell, Mr. Payne and Mr. Grosvenor. together with the Speaker, are willing to concede Cuban reciprocity, with sugar as the main ele nunt. But they contemplate with horror the idea of lowering the steel, iron and glass schedules of the Dingley act. A Forlorn Hope. The beet sugar men are organizing to lead a forlorn hope. They are called "the last ditches," being men who say they are will ing to "die in the last ditch" in defense of beet sugar. The plan of the "last ditchers" is to get twenty-five republicans, who will bind themselves to vote against a rule pre venting the offering of amendments. They assume that the democrats favoring tariff rtductlon will vote against the rule. \Viih consideration of the bill running wide open. Mr. Heatwole Qf Minnesota is ready to ofler an amendment for free wood pulp as a blow at the paper trust; Mr. AV. A. Smith of Michigan has on amendment for lower duties on glass: Mr. Roberts of Massachu setts. an amendment for free hides. Mr Babcock's contingent, which is the largest of all, will demand reduction of the enor m< us duties on steel and iron. The present nucleus of the "last ditchers" consists of six out of the nine Michigan re publicans. of four of the Call for nlans and five of the Minnesota delegation. Others are claimed, but their names are not given. The- House leaders will proceed now to endeavor to dissuade the "last ditchers" from their course. Familiar tactics will b? employed, and 'he leaders are reasonablv confident of their ability to prevent the threatened disaffection. A Possible Compromise. The outcome may be a compromise by which Cuba will be granted aid, with a time limitation, and some kind of assur ance that there will be no further reduc tion of the protection granted beet sugar. There i*. ground for the belief that the advocates of Cuban reciprocity view with favor the suggestion of a compromise on the basis- of limiting the tariff reductions to December, 1903. The agreement of the Brussels sugar conference to abolish all European bounties will go in^t effect in September, and the claim has been made that the abolition of the bounty svs tein would raise the market price of all sugars. thus accomplishing by the natural workings of commerce the rehabilitation of th< Cuban sugar growers. What Will Confront Beet Sugar Ken. The beet sugar protectionists are likely to be confronted with the alternative of accepting a compromise along this or a similar line, or of running amuck against their own party in the House. The alter native will not be put to them harshly. On the contrary, every effort of the leaders will be conciliatory and pacificatory. The specter of possible party disunion that has at times raised its head in this contest is of such a horrid mien that there is an earnest disposition on the part of the lead ers to lay the apparition. "Let's get together" is the slogan of the leaders ? meaning, of course, to get to gethei on the administration plan. Beet Sugar Men Confer. The fact that the House leaders were favorable to the suggested compromise on the basis of limiting to 1903 the tariff re ductions came to the beet sugar protection fats in a manner this afternoon warranting the latter in taking the offer under serious consideration. It was found that there were divergent views upon the wisdom of agreeing to such a compromise among the beet sugar protectionists. Several conferences of the beet sugar men were held during the late afternoon. Some of the most prominent of the beet sugar men were opposed to accepting it at first blush, while others whose counsels have equal weigat were inclined to give favorable consideration to the proposition. Cubans Hot Discouraged. Mr. L. V. Abad. the Cuban commissioner, denied emphatically today the report that the Cuban delegation had retired from the sugar fight. He replied: "We have neither retired nor become dis couraged on account of some opposition in Congress to the granting of coVtain conces sions which are tyut just. Ever since the beginning of the last century we have been accustomed to go to the Spanish cortes in order to defend our rights. There we went upon the floor of the cortes, where we had voice and vote. Here we can only go to the committees, where we have no vote and in deed scarcely a voice. However,-we do not on this account hesitate for a moment to press our claims. To retire at the present stage of the game would furthermore be an offense to the American people, to the President of the United States, to the Sec retary of War, who has from the beginning recognizee the equity of our cause, and to all the citizens of the nation who have so faithfully labored for us. "Mr. (Jamba. Mr. Place, Mr. Mendoza and the other gentlemen are business men and cannot leave thtir affairs for long at a time. Among the commissioners are sugar plant ers who alone produce as much sugar as that produced by all the beet sugaV grow ers of the United States. The lower the price and the grtater the loss the more im portant it is that they be at thtir factories .during the grinding to guard their interests. "This dots not mean, however, that they have abandoned the field. They will be here when needed. Meanwhile as their res ident representative here, and as secretary of the delegation. 1 shall-continue to occupy myself with this subject as I have done hitherto. Our cause is so just and the op position of a single industry, which without reason is alarmed, is so puerile, and so in defensible, and the position of the Ameri can people so decidedly in our favor, that we are confident of victory. Until that is ours, I repeat, we snail continue the strug gle. If the domestic sugar interests would study the question dispassionately they would thus b^ better for all parties con matter would be the sooner arranged and it would thus be better for all patries con cerned." THE ANACOSTIA RIVER. Bill Authorizing Expenditure of $1, 800.000 for Its Improvement. A bill authorizing the expenditure of $1, for the improvement of Anacostia river above the Pennsylvania avenue bridge and making $10,000 of the amount Immedi ately available for the preparation of plans under the direction of the District Commis sioners was introduced in the House yester day by Mr. Mudd. According to a statement made by Mr. Mudd his proposition for the improvement of the Anacostia branch differs somewhat from the plans of the park commission on the same subject. He makes the Pennsyl vania avenue bridge the line between the portion of the river that can reasonably be dredged for commercial purposes and the po'tion which should be dredged for the health and beautification of Washington. Mr. Mudd added that it is his belief the time is now ripe for undertaking this im provement. long agitated, and that he should press for the passage of the bill at this session of Congress ISSUE OF PATENTS. A New Record Made for the Week Just Ended. During the week just ended the patent office has received more than 1,200 appli cations for p.atents, trade mark9, labels, de signs and prints, and over $.'14,000 has been received in fees. This is a new record. The issue of patents for the week ended yesterday comprised 442 certificates of pat ent and 47 trademark, label and print cer tificates in favor of citizens of the United States, and a total of 70 issued to citizens of foreign countries. Of these issues the following were in favor of residents of the District of Columbia: John A. Daly, cov ering textile and porous materials with metal; Frank L. Nichols, deflector and ven tilator for passenger cars; a butter trade mark to the Chapin-Sacks Manufacturing Company; a label to the Weber Varnish Company. LIEUT. SULZER'S TRIAL. Records Received of His Court-Mar tial. The War Department has just received from the Philippines the records of the court-martial of First Lieut. Thomas E. Sulzer, Philippine scout, who was tried on chargt-s of conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman, and breach of arrest. The specifications alleged that Lieut. Sul zer, while on duty in Cebu, placed him self in the position of new officer of the day at guard mounting, although not de tailed as such, and was later found drunk in the orderly room of Company A of the 10th Infantry. It was further alleged that after Lieut. Sulzer had been placed under arrest by his commanding officer, Capt. Frank Mclntyre of the 19th Infan try, he left his quarters without authority and visited the office of the adjutant gen eral of the Department of the South Phil ippines and said that he had been released from arrest. He was found guilty of both charges and dismissed from the service. TO REVIVE SECTION 5. Bill Prepared by Mr. Hay of Special Subcommittee on Census. The subcommittee appointed yesterday to consider the pending resolutions regarding section r. of the census bill, and consisting of Representatives Heatwole, Crumpacker and Hay, were in session this afternoon on that subject. A bill has been prepared by Mr. Hay, which carries out the original intention of section 5. This bill has not been Introduced in the House, and will probably come in as a committee measure, if ir is acted upon favorably by the census committee. TO SAVE BIO GAME AND FISH. Proposed Transfer of Forest Reserves to Agricultural Department. The House committee on public lands to day ordered a favorable report on the bill authorizing the President to transfer from the Interior to the Agricultural Depart ment forest reserves when their boun daries are permanently established, and also authorizing the President to establish portions of forest reserves as game and fish preserves. The bill Is the result of conferences between Chairman Lacey, Its author, and executive officials, and under it it is expected that game and fish pre serves will be established, especially in Alaska, for the preservation of big game and fish before some of the species become extinct. OEN. STANLEY ILL. Suffering From Bright's Disease At His Home in This City. Brigadier General David S. Stanley, U. S. A., retired, who rendered gallant and dis tinguished services in the war of the rebel lion, Is lying very dangerously 111 at his home, 2110 O street, In this city. General Stanley is unconscious and but one termi nation to his illness is foreseen. His ail ment is chronic Bright's uisease. General Stanley was at one time governor of the Soldiers' Home in this city. He Is attended by Major Edward C. Carter of the medical department of the army. Mr. Cowsill the Lowest Bidder. . Bids were opened at the Treasury De partment yesterday for the construction of the ne-w public building at Cumberland, Md. The lowest bid was that of Arthur Cowsill pi Uda ?tt& Lot IPQtfaa. Former Governor of Illinois Died at Joliet. END CAME SUDDENLY STRICKEN WHILE MAKING A SPEECH AT BOEB MEETING. Soon Lost Consciousness and Passed Away Early This Morning? Had Noted Career. JOLIET. 111., March 12.?Former Gov. John P. Altgeld died In room .">8, Hotel Mun- j roe. this morning at 7:09 o'clock. He had been unconscious since midnight. Mr. Altgeld was the principal speaker at a pro-Boer mass meeting last night in the j Joliet Theater. Just at the close of his speech a sudden dizziness seized him, and he was assisted from the stage. The meeting proceeded, the audience not realizing what had hap pened. Mr. Altgeld was taken to the door of the theater, where several vomiting' spells seized him. This continued for nearly an hour, and was so pronounced he could not be removed to the hotel. Physicians were hastily summoned, and Mr. Altgeld was carried to the hotel across the street. He retained consciousness and urged the newspaper men to keep the af fair quiet for fear of alarming his wife. Shortly before midnight he became uncon scious. He remained in this condition until death. At 3:41 o'clock this morning it was thought he had died, but he revived, and from that time until shortly before the end showed wci'derful vitality, although he made no move. Had Good Medical Attention. The medical men here had a banquet last night, at which Dr. J. B. Herrick of the Rush Medical College of Chicago delivered a lecture on heart disease. He and other physicians were called from the banquet to attend the patient. They remained with him the balance of the night. When the end came they worked his arms vigorously to revive respiration, but all to no purpose. The cause of death is given as cerebral hemorrhages, there having been an apo plectic seizure of the brain. The vomiting at first was taken to indi cate ptomaine poisoning, but It was de termined this was due to different manifes tations of the brain trouble. The physi cians desire to hold a post-mortem if rela tives will agTee. Mr. Altgeld came to Joliet yesterday af ternoon, having been advertised as the principal orator for the big Will county pro-Boer meeting. He confessed that he was not in the best of health, having been troubled with some apparently simple stom ach ailment. He was not willing to allow that to in terfere with his speech, his great interest in the South African struggle having been heightened by the announcement of the Boer success in the capture of Gen. Methuen. Spoke With Great Energy. It was noted during the address that the ex-governor threw an unusual amount of energy and feeling into his words, and the collapse, the physicians think, resulted from overstraining his already weakened physi-^ cal powers. Ever since the failure of the Globe Sav ings Bank In 1898, In which he was in volved, Mr. Altgeld had not been a well man, and for some months after the Spald ing crash it was feared that his death was only a question of a short time. Even when serving his last year as governor his health was none too good. When It was learned thai he was a vic tim of locomotor ataxia his friends gave him up. But he rallied, although he was never again his old vigorous self. Lately, however, the disease marked him strongly, and quite recently his appearance caused grave forebodings and anxiety. His mind was Just as clear and active as of old, but though the spirit was willing, the flesh was weak. Clarence Darrow, a lifelong friend and later a law partner of the ex-governor, reached here this morning. He said that the governor died as he had lived, pleading the cause of the lowly. HIS LAST PUBLIC SPEECH. Made in Interest of the Boers in South Africa. JOLIET, 111., March 12.?Mr. Altgeld. In the speech which was fated to be his last, declared that all friends of humanity owed a debt of gratitude to Governor Yates for issuing a proclamation soliciting assistance for the Boer women and chHdren in their concentration camps which the British are maintaining in South Africa. The speaker said that the people of Amer ica had raised a large sum of money with which to relieve the distress of the Boer women and children, but were unable to send it to them because Lord Pauncefote, the British ambassador at Washington, ob jected to it. He further charged that Lord Pauncefote had for years meddled la Amer ican affairs. There were eighteen counts and specific charges in Governor Altgeld's indictment. He said in substance: "Just before the'beginning of the Spanish war Lord Pauncefote, representing the aris tocracy, meddled in our affairs and tried to unite the governments of Europe in mak ing a Joint protest against America's inter ference on behalf of Cuba. But when the American people asserted themselves and our government was compelled to go to the rescue of Cuba. England Issued a strong neutrality proclamation, forbidding all of her subjects everywhere from furnishing us any aid or doing anything that would in an]? way be a violation of strictest neutrality." Made a Typical Speech. It was a speech typical of the old gover nor who had risen from the tow path to the ehief office of the state. Death was at hand, but his voice-had all the old fire and aU the old syxnpathx wfeicfe ^iad won him the hearts sf many people. It was Governor Altgeld who pardoned the three Chicago anarchist* and whose views were frequently called anarchistic, yet his sincerity was questioned by few. Mr. Darrow, upon his arrival, took charge of the body and opened scores of telegrams from all parts of the country. Some, sent before death had come, asked for early in formation of the patient's condition, while those that came later expressed the deepest regret at the former governors demise. Sketch of His Career. John Peter Altgeld was bom in Germany and was brought to this country by his parents at three months old. They settled on a little farm in Ohio, and the family" was very poor. At sixteen Altgeld enlisted in the Union army, and fought in the James river campaign. He worked his way through academy, and taught country school for a while. Once in Kansas he tramped barefoot across the state and did chores for his meals. His first year of practicing law at Savannah, Mo., was star vation times. In 1?71> he was located in Chicago and had a capital of fcKW. Something like ten years after that his fortune was estimated at a million dollars. In business Mr. Alt geld had considerable of the speculative in stinct. When he thought he had a "hunch" on a good thing he played it and staked everything on it. He won and he made a million dollars. By a series of bad specu lations in real estate and by neglect of business affairs he lost the bulk of his property. He was judge of the superior court of Illinois and governor of the state. His pardon of the Chicago anarchists stands out as the most notable act in his term as governor. It did more than any thing else to ruin his political career. He was dubbed John Pardon Altgeld. His en emies called him an anarchist. But in his message granting the pardon he stated n effect that he did so because he believed that the accused had bqen convicted upon insufficient evide^e. adding that "the soil of America.is noffidapted to the growth of anarchy." GOLD STRIKE IN KLONDIKE. Pelly River is the Mecca of the Miners Now. TACOMA, Wash., March 12.?Dawson and towns adjacent are excited over an im portant gold strike made in February on a tributary of the Pelly river, between that stream and Yukon, forty miles from Fort Selkirk. Outcoming miners say dirt run ning as high as $7<*> per pan was taken out. When the news reached. Dawson the stam pede to Koytikuk stopped immediately and scores of miners started for Pelly river. The discovery was made by Dick Butler, an old Yukon prospector, who staked a dis covery claim and then w*nt out to Yukon to spread thp news. l"p to March 1 about 2<>0 claims had been staked. Prospecting showed that most of them were rich in gold from the surface down. ? ? ? ? SIX HURT IN EXPLOSION. Disastrous Blow-Up of Natural Gas iu, Peru, lad. PERU, Ind., March 12.?Two natural gas explosions early today wrecked two build ings and injured six persons. Frank Kiley, sr., is supposed to be fatally injured. Others injured are: j Frank Kiley, jr. James Kiley. Bridget Kiley. Mrs. John Hayes and baby. | The first building wrecked was occupied by Mrs. Hayes. The explosion awakened the Kiley family and thgy rashed to the porch. AVhile standing there another ex plosion wrecked their house anfl hurled the Kileys into the j*ard. The elder Kiley was buried in the debris. ?? ? ?? RECEPTION TO GEN. FUNSTON. Citizens of Chicago Pay Aguinaldo's Captor Great Attention. CHICAGO, March 12.?The entertainment of Gen. Funston, which began here last night with a banquet given by the Mar quette Club, was continued today despite the rain. He visited Gen. Otis at army headquarters, spent a few moments at the board of trade and then went to the stock yards. Later he attended a reception in his honor at the Press Club. This evening Gen. Funston will be a spectator at the Studebaker Theater, where George Ade s "Sultan of Sulu" had its premier appear ance last night. After the theater he will attend the Chicago Yacht Club's banquet. ? SECRETARY ROOT HEARD. Argument Made in Behalf of Staff Con solidation Bill. Secretary Root today made an argument before the Senate committee on military affairs in support of the bill creating a gen eral staff and consolidating the quarter master's, the commissary and the pay bu reaus of the army under one head, to be known as the supply bureau. He said that the experience of the depratment during the war with Spain had demonstrated the wis dom of this consolidation, end that it was demanded by all considerations of expe I diency, efficiency and economy. He said : the creation of a general staff would give an official standing to many army officers now detailed for special work in the War Department. The work upon which they are engaged, he said?the preparation of plans for military operations, etc.?Is very necessary in case of hostilities. The com mittee did not act upon the bill. Naval Orders. Commander J. C. Wilson has been grant ed leave for two months on account of ill ness. Lieutenant Commander E. J. Dorn has been granted an extension of leave for three months* Lieutenant Commander J. H. Oliver has been ordered to Newport, R. I., for duty at the Naval War College ? J- Mitchell, E. D. Gould. L. C. Hull, W. I H. Walker, D. B. Vasrte. |C. F. Ulrich, M. M. Frucht, L. 8. Walker, 9). Geary and O. Borgeson have been appointed acting gun ners in the navy, and J. leckle, E. J. Da mon. A. Wohltman, J. J. *lley and P. Shanahan as acting boatswains. 1 I mm ? I I Capt. Wise BaAdtodk Capt. W. C. Wise haa'keen detached from command of the FranMin sad ordered to hold himself In readinttos toe duty on the board of inspection and aVinwy. Russians Kill 48$ Chinese. ST. PETERSBURG,12.?A num ber of engagements between the Russian troops and Tungusea ?ccuf*ed In Man churia during the past two months. Sev er?I, ^an^s ?' Tungusse Whfch had been ?>oo ? .wnd P,un<tertnff wire dispersed and Aw of the raiders were killed or wounded. The Russian casualties were light. ?? i Celtic's Passengers Land. ALEXANDRIA. Egypt,. March 12-The party of American tourlBSs who arrived here yesterday on board'the White Star line steamer Celtic, from Calffa, Palestine, but whose debarkation was delayed by the heavy sea then running, landed this morn ing and proceeded for Cairo. ** I London. for Bishop 0'Gorman Not Ap pointed a Commissioner. HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS MUCH INTEREST BEING TAKEN IN THEM AT THIS TIME. President to Write *a History of Texas ?Pressure for Appointment of a Judge to Alaska. The authoritative statement can be made that tliere is no foundation for a story from Sioux Falls. S. D.. that Right Rev. Thomas O'Gorman, Catholic bishop of South Da kota. has received notification of his ap pointment by the President as a member of a commission to visit Rome and confer with the pope and other officials of the Roman Church for the purchase of the lands in the Philippines owned by the friars. On the same authority the statement can be made that the selection of such a commission has been proposed to the President and has been under consideration by him. He has not been able to take any action, however, owing to the fact that Judge Taft has been keept exceedingly busy and has had little time to talk over this matter with the President. When they do have time for a talk something definite may be deter mined upon by the President. The friars hold many thousand acres of the best lands in the Philippines, and this fact is recog nized as a notable source of disturbance in the islands. It is generally conceded that such of the lands as are already the prop erty of the monastic orders should be pur chased after negotiations, but the necessi ty and the wisdom of sending a commission to Rome for this purpose are seriousiy questioned and vigorously disputed. Secretary Root is also authority for the statement that no commission or any sim ilar body has been appointed by the Presi dent or any of his representatives for the purpose of negotiating with the pope at Rome or with anybody else for the pur chase of the friars' land in the Philippines. He says that Congress has been asked to provide for the purchase of these lands, and that whatever action is taken will be based entirely upon legislative authority, if Congress makes the desired provision the lands will be purchased from the own ers by the representatives of the Philippine government. The policy of the administra tion in this matter is embodied in the bill introduced by Representative Cooper, one section of which provides for the issue of bonds by the Philippine government for the acquirement of the land of the friars in that country. That bill is now pending in Congress and nothing will be done in the matter until that body has declared its purpose respecting these lands. Hawaiian Affairs. President Roosevelt is receiving much in formation and advice relating to political j and other conditions in Hawaii. It Is com ing in all kinds of shapes, the result of re cent publications that the administration of Gov. Dole might be overturned in favor of a new set of people. Nearly everybody in Hawaii is described as a politician. This, added to an intense political situation, causes the White House mails to be full of letters both from Hawaiians and from peo ple in this country more or less familiar with affairs there. Members of Congress are becoming Interested, and are going to the President with information and sugges tions. To Write a History of Texas. President Roosevelt received and had a pleasant talk with Col. Andrew Jackson Houston of Texas, a grandson of Gen. Sam Houston. Col. Houston was introduced by Representative Burleson of Texas. Pres ident Roosevelt told his callers that when he leaves the White House he is going to write a history of Texas. When Gen. Sam Houston was commander of the regular forces of the Texas republic. Gen. Burleson, grandfather of Representative Burleson, was commander-in-chief of the volunteer forces. When Gen. Houston became pres ident of Texas Gen. Burleson became vice president. President Roosevelt is familiar with Texas history, and talked for some time with Col. Houston. Representative Cooper of Texas intro duced Henry Miller of Beaumont. Texas. Mr. Miller desired to ask the President to nominate Judge H. W. Rhodes of Beaumont for judge of the new federal district of Texas, about to be created by Congress. The new district will give four district courts in Texas. The President said he would consider Judge Rhodes' name. The Alaskan Judgeship. Senator Kearns of Utah presented A. B. Hayes of Ogden, Utah. Senator Kearns Is using his influence to have Mr. Hayes appointed judge of the Cape Nome district of Alaska, to fill the vacancy caused by the dismissal of Judge Noyes. The Pres ident had a large number of candidates presented to him for this vacancy, but has not made a selection. Senator Kearns is hopeful as to the chances of Mr. Hayes. Naval Academy Cadetship. Representative Underwood of Alabama and ex-Representative C. M. Shelley of that state saw the President to ask him to ap point John Blandin as a cadet at the Naval Academy. Young Blandin is a son of Lieut. Blandin, who was killed in the explosion of the Maine in Havana harbor in Feb ruary, 1K98. Lieut. Blandin was appointed to the Naval Academy from Alabama by Mr. Shelley when the latter was a member of Congress. William B. Ridgely, controller of the cur rency, introduced to the President his father. Charles Ridgely of Springfield, 111. Admiral Walker was a caller. He said he did not present any matter in connection with isthmian canal affairs. Admiral Walker does not believe that anything ought to be done about a route until nego tiations for both routes have been com pleted. North Dakota Wants a Place. Senators Hansbrough and McCumber and Representative Marshall of North Dakota were at the WThite House with MaJ. A. W. Edwards of Fargo, N. D. The North Da kota delegation desires a good place in the government service for Maj. Edwards, and have told the President that they think their state deserves a good place in the administration. The appointment is most earnestly pressed, and tr.e President will probably take action If he can find a place. Representative Rixey introduced a com mittee of Alexandria, Va., citlxens to the President. The committee consisted of ex Mayor E. D. Downham, C. B. Marshall and R. Lee Field, and the members were sent to see the President by Andrew Jack son Lodge of Masons of Alexandria. The lodge wanted the President to attend a meeting and banquet at a certain time, but he expressed regrets. New Secretary of the Navy. Representative Moody of Massachusetts, who will succeed John D. Long as Secreta ry of the Navy, bad & conference with the President this morning. Mr. Moody is go : ing to Jris fcnnn at the end of tii_ veek to , i pot Ms private affairs la shape to eater upon his new duties. tU said today that. he would remain In the House just as long as possible for the benefit of his constitu ents. He had not decided upon a date for h)3 resignation, although it was well un derstood that he would become Secretary of the Navy May 1, at which time Secre tary Long desired to retire. Presidential Nomination. The President today nominated Charles M. Gorham, California, to be melter and refiner of the mint of the United States at San Francisco. TWO CLASSES OF FILIPINOS. The Better Element in Accord With the Americans. David P. Barrows, chief of the bureau of non-Christian tribes of the Philippine Islands, today gave, testimony before the Senate committee on Philippines. He sep arated the Filipinos into two elements, the cultivated class and the subordinate class, although the dominant cultured class is small?only about a dozen families in every town of a population of 10.000. The re mainder have no education and no wealth, and are controlled economically and socially by the upper class. For two years, he said, this latter class and the Americans labored under a great misapprehension of each other, but there was an understanding now. He agreed with Governor Taft that small garrisons quartered in the midst of the Filipinos hindered the life of the town and acted as an irritant to the natives. The upper class, he said, possessed an influence over the lower class that the United States authorities have b< en slow to appreciate. Among the lower class, Mr. Barrows said, there Is a strong desire for social bet terment, as evidenced by the sending of the children to school. In response to a question by Mr. Hale, he described the masses as being uncultured and uneducated, closely following the direc tions and feelings of their leaders, whether In hostility to the authority of the United States or in the exhibition of a friendly spirit. Mr. Barrows said that the declaration by Congress that a liberal policy is not to be followed would disappoint the influential Filipinos and undoubtedly alienate them Mr. Barrows gave an extended account of the efforts being made to educate the Fili pinos. He did not think it possible or de sirable to eradicate the old dialects. The committee adjourned until tomorrow. SERIOUS DAMAGE PREVENTED. Col. Allen's Tribute to Those Who Opened the River. Col. Allen, the engineer officer in charge of the improvement of the Potomac river, gives the local authorities credit for their action in preventing serious damage from the recent floods. During the greater part of February, he says, in a report to the War Department, the river was covered with ice which was from four to eight inches in thickness and navigation was largely suspended. The Norfolk steamers, however, were able to make their regular trips. On the 2oth ultimo the river, having risen from heavy rains and melting snow, the Ice began to move out. By the end of the month the ice had disappeared from the channel, but the freshet was still increas ing. The highest elevation reached by the freshet at Long bridge while the ice was going out was 7.2 feet above mean low tide. No serious damage was done by the ice in moving, which. Col. Allen says, may be due to the fact that the ice had been well broken up in front of and below Washing ton by tugs, under the direction of the city authorities. Col. Allen adds the con servative statement that the wator was unusually muddy during the freshet r-nd some deposits of silt occurred. The avail able balance at his disposal is too bmall to undertake dredging operations at this time. During the month complete repairs were made to four of the twelve outlet gates of the basin, which had been slightly injured by the constant washing of swells from passing steamers since 18*09. CHINA'S PROTEST. Opposes Further Restrictive Legisla tion Against Her Citizens. The protest lodged by the Chinese gov ernment with Mr. Conger at Pekin against further restrictive legislation upon Chinese emigration to the United States, and es I pccially the Philippines, is in continuation I of the efforts initiated by Minister Wu in Washington. The minister soon after he assumed office here began to tile protests with the State Departnua^t and he has since conducted a vigorous agitation against Chi nese exclusion. It is supposed that Mr. Wu has acquainted his home government with the situation here, and the danger td him self of further activity in this matter, and that the Chinese foreign office has accord ingly taken up the work itself. The propriety of limiting Chinese immi gration into the Philippines was the sub ject of a most exhaustive treatment by General Otis, who assumed the responsi bility of applying a system of exclusion based In principle upon our own laws, Kit modified in details to suit conditions in the Philippines. ATTACKED WITHOUT CAUSE. Sailors From the Vicksburg Maltreated in Their. Own Club Room. It may be that the collision which oc curred between the Russian soldiers and the crew of the United States steamship Vicksburg at the beginning of the year, while the gunboat was in a mud dock at Niuchwang, will be the subject of further representations to the Russian government. The mail advices which are now coming to hand make out a strong case for the I American sailors. It is shown that they | were attacked without reasons in their own club rtom by the Russian guard and ; were cruelly handled. The representations made by Henry E. Miller. Unlt?d States Consul at Niuchwang, to the Russian com mander were extremely vigoruos and caused a protest to be lodged by the Rus sian government, but a subsequent inves tigation Is believed to have establisned the I propriety of the consul's course. AUTHORITY OF SENATE. House Need Not Be Consulted on Reci procity Treaties. The Senate committee on foreign rela tions today adopted the report prepared by its subcommittee on the legal aspect of the reciprocity treaties and authorized the presentation of the report to the Senate. The investigation of which the report is the result was undertaken because of the contention that the House of Reprentatives should be consulted in negotiating com mercial agreements because they affect the tariff, but the report agreed upon today holds that the entire authority to enter Into such agreements is vested in the Pres ident and the Senate as the treaty-making power of the country. Cuban Hunting Law Amended. Upon the recommendation of the Cuban secretary of agriculture, commerce and in dustries, Governor General Wood has is sued an order amending the Cuban hunt ing law now in force, so as to prohibit the hunting of deer from February 1 to fieptem - ber 1, inilnrti i . the hunting of quail from Hereto 1 to Wuiualur 1. inclusive, and the hunting nf filgronn of ail binds from April 11 to October l? inclusive MAKY THOUSANDS IDLE Strike at Boston Assumes Alarming Proportions. BUSINESS IS CRIPPLED COAL TEAMSTERS' STRIKE MAX CAUSE GREAT SUFFERING. Conferences Between Strikers ami Others Interested Fail to Reach Settlement. BOSTON, March 12.?The strike of ?&*> New York, New Haven and Hartford rail road freight handlers, which began last Saturday, has extended until now there are 20,000 men Idle In this city. Of these to 5,000 were employed by manufacturing concerns, which have been compelled to shut down because of the difficulty of han dling freight. The various lines of industry directly reached by the strike included freight handlers, team drivers, wool han dlers, 'longshoremen and railway switch men. If the threats of the strike leaders are borne out this day will see the move ment extended to the Building Trades Union and to unions connected with the foreign steamship traffic. The business men of the city find them selves staggered by the strike. Many con ferences have been held, the influence of the Civic Federation has been invoked and the state hoard of arbitration has tried to find a ground for agreement between the parties at war, but apparently there is lit tle confidence that the desired result will be reached by these means. Gov. Crane Calls a Meeting. There is great hope that a meeting ar ranged by Gov. Crane between the labor leaders, railroad officials and merchants, to be held at the state house today, will show some way out. The New York, New Haven and Hart ford road and the Boston and Albany sys tem of the New York Central have forces adequate to handle all traffic. There is no trouble over the movement of outgoing freight, but Incoming mearchandlse had ac cumulated in formidable quantity. The Boston and Maine road has not yet lost its regular force of freight handlers ar.d clerks, but with teaming tied up Its freight houses and yards are becoming congested like those of other linos. Ar rangements have been made for the trans fer of through freight without delay at this point. At the docks of the steamship lines do ing a coastwise business great quantities of merchandise are piled up and the wharves are choked. The 'longshoremen are out and the material cannot be moved. The express companies are tied up and there is a threat that the hack drivers will join the strike if an issue is made because they carry passengers with trunks large parcels or matter which Should go by ex press. The strike of the coal teamsters presents one of the most alarming 'eaturea of the trouble, as it menaces not only many industries, but also the welfare of householders, and especially the people in the poorer quarters of the city. Only One Firm Doing Business. Practically the only teaming firm doing any business is the R. S. Brine Transporta tion Company, the non-union concern over whose teams the trouble originated. The other teamsters whose men have Joined the strike declare that the trouble could bo settled and the strike ended In an hour If the mt-rchants would agree not to deal with the Brine company. During the forenoon some of the steam ship companies secured small gangs of Ital ians in place of the striking 'longshoremen, and they were put at work behind closed doors, while the premises were guarded by police. The conference with the governor was held at the state house at o'clock, but. as far as could be learned, it resulted in nothing definite. The strike committee told th>^ governor that their organizations had decided to stand by the proposition that the strike would be declared off if the railroads would consent that no freight handler should go on any team delivering goods at the freight sheds. The railroads have refused to consider this proposition, and the governor decided that he could do nothing. The arrival during the forenoon of a fleet of fishing smacks bringing 2.V?.0?mi pounds of fresh fish further complicated the situation that confronts the fish dealers who cannot get teams to handle the fish. The pressure brought to bear upon the union men at the Boston and Maine freight yards, which was resisted yesterday, began to tell today, and by 10 o'clock only about seventy old men remained at work. Vacant places were promptly filled by men who had been secured In anticipation of trouble. Message From Senator Hanna. Mayor Collins received the following re ply today to his telegram asking Senator M. A. Hanna to aid him in putting an end to the strike: WASHINGTON, March 11. 1?N>2. Hon. P. A. Collins. Boston. Telegram received. If you will point out a way I will be glad to be of service. We should nave indications from brtTh sides that our good offices would be acceptable. (.Signed) M. A. HANNA. Senator Hanna. when asked about hi:? connection with the effort to settle the Boston strike, said that he is doing whut he could, but did not care to discuss his plans or'intentions in the matter. At pres ent he was looking into the situation. STRIKE ON NORTHERN PACIFIC. Stiuation on Rocky Mountain Division Grows Grave. MISSOCLA, Mont., March 12.?The strike situation on the Rocky mountain division of the Northern Pacific has assumed a graver aspect. The committee of trainmen's and switchmen's union called out the trainmen and switchmen of the Helena, Butte and Wallace yards, and on all work trains oper ating between Deer Ixtdge and Thompson's Falls. But four trains have moved out of the yards since Monday, these be'ng made up by the yardneaster and his assistant and taken out by new men. Assistant General Superintendent L.aw of the Northern Pacific has arrived in Mis soula as the representative of General Su perintendent Klmberley. Mr. Uv was waited upon by a committee of the strikers, but nothing decisive was done. A confer ence with the strikers will b* held this afternoon, when Mr. Law will take up the grievances of the men. Personal Mention. Mr. Stilson- Hutchins of Washington was _ passenger on the steamer Deutchland, sailing for Kurope yesterday. Dr. John R. Neely, a former Wawhingto nian. but now a resident of Chicago, is in the city. Dr. Neely was until recently Um medical inspector for the Chicago ha*M!t department, but resigned that petition m accept the position of medical director of mi Punning Institution* ot that 0