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PUBLISHED DAILY, EXCEPT SUNDAY, dam Office Uth Street and PanasylT&nia Amm* The Et?ning Star Newspaper Company. B. EKAUFFMANN, Piw't Kew York Offloei 128 Tribon# Building. Chicago Officot Boroe Building. The Erenlng Star In to autwrrtber* In the elty by rarrlers, on their own account. at 10 r*n? per or 44 roots per month. Coplo* at the eounter. 2 rents each. P*" *nall?anywhere In the tT.9. orCanada?poata?<? prepaid-PO cent* per inontb. ? P?tnrday Quintuple Sbwt Star. $1 per yoar; with fcrelpm postage added. $3 08. ? _ (Entered at the Post Office at Washington. D. C.. aa second-class nmll matter.! (C^All mall subscriptions must be pnl-1 Iti adranee. Rates of advertising n.ade known on application. No. 15,302. WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY, MAECH 13,' 1902-SIXTEEN PAGES. TWO OENTS. =r The Star is the business man's paper, because it gives him the latest news,?the news of today, not yesterday. Hence, to reach him, advertise in The Star. British General Who Was Captured by Boers. .WOUNDED IN THIGH HE IS EXPECTED TO BEACH XLERKSDORF TODAY. Irish Nationalists Asked That General Kritzinger Be Released as Act of Magnanimity. "LONDON*. March 13.?The war secretary, Mr. Brodrick. announced in the house of commons today that he understood that Gen. Methuen, who was captured, severely wounded, by Gen. Delarey, March 10, had been released and was expected to arrive at Klerksdorp. southwestern Transvaal, to d.'iy. The general's condition was favora ble. Timothy M. Healy (Irish nationalist), amid nationalist cheers. Invited the government Mo show equal magnanimity and release Commandant Kritzinger. . Mr. Brodrick said that the exchange of Gen. Methuen for Commandant Kritzinger had not been contemplated. The trial of tiie commandant had been postponed be cause consideration of the evidence to be presented had not been completed. Mr. Brodrick said subsequently that the -telegram received did not specifically say that (Jen. M? thuen had been released, but from the fart that he was in the hands of u British medical officer it was presumed that the general had been released. ? ? ? CYCLONE STRIKES MISSISSIPPI. Four Persons Known to Have Been Killed. VT<~XSL>!'RO, Miss., March in.?A cyclone ?wi-pt through the southern end of Copiah .county and the northern section ^of Lin coln county yesterday, killing at least half a d< zen people and leveling buildings, trees and fences. Montgomery, a village In Co piah, on the Illinois Central railroad, was the worst sufferer, and four bodies are known to be under the debris of collapsed buildings. Three miles further south a railroad tamp was wrecked and three negroes killed, a passenger train on the Illinois Central road was struck by the storm, and every window in each coach wis shattered. At Hnzelhurst considera ble damage was done, but no lives lost. Wires are down in all directions and it Is imjM j-t-ible to hear from outlying dis ti lets. ? ? ? BRITISH LIKE THE "CAYUSE.'' Agents Buying Montana Horses for Use in South Africa. SHERIPAN, Hon., March 13.?British Art-nt J. A. Conway, who is purchasing horses for the use of the English cavalry In South Africa, purchased a large band of animals in this vicinity. The horses will be shipped to Utah, where they will be in spected by the British officers. Later they will be sent to New Orleans, whence the stock will be chipped to South Africa. The British express great satisfaction with the hardy mountain cayuse from Montana. Over the roughest ground the animals ap pear almost indefatigable, hour after hour keeping up the swinging gait peculiar to the range horse. ? ? * NO CHANCE FOR RESUBMISSION. Montgomery Delegates Opposed to Sell man Bill. Pj?ei-tfcl Dispatch to The Evening Star. STATE HOrSE, ANNAPOLIS. Md., March 13 ?The Montgomery delegation will report against the bill to resubmit the li cense question to the voters of the county. The bill introduced by Mr. Sellman, is still In committee, ar.d will probably not come out except with an adverse report. It has been discovered, it is alleged, that a large number of the signatures to the petition nt on here in favor of the resubmission bill were placed on the paper without au thority. The result will be that no resub mission bill will have any chance what ever to pass either the house or senate. The bill to provide a treasurer for Mont gomery county passed the house of dele gates today and will probably pass the sen ate next wrek as Senator Jones is under stood to favor the measure. This bill has met with decided opposition on the part of the democratic politicians of the county who want the present system of coilectiL>n by district tax collectors to con tin>;? in force. The delegates, however, say the sentiment nm'>ng the taxpayers of the county is almost unanimously in favor of the treasurer bill, and that it was right to pass it despite the proposition of the county politicians. ? ? ? THE BAGGAGE COMPLAINTS. Secretary Shaw Has Not Yet Decided Upon a Policy Secretary Shaw has not decided upon any policy sls to the complaints of the inspection cf baggage at the port of New York except the general one that he will correct what ever abuses may exist. He has not yet de termined what these abuses are and wUl probably be some time In reaching a deter mination. He intends to have several con ferences with New York officials about various phases of the situation and will Invite suggestions from these officials as to the best thing to be done. All this will take time. Secretary Shaw does not now Intend to revolutionize existing methods and so he will take time about acting. Ladies throughout the country are con tinuing the campaign begup by them against the methods In New York. A dele gation of prominent women of Philadelphia ?Mrs. A. J. Cassatt. Mrs. John Cadwalder, Mrs. John Markee. Miss Meredith, Miss Mc Murtrie, Mrs. Edward Coles, Mrs. Edward Willing. Mrs. Thomas Balch. Mrs. Edward Toland, Mrs. Tilghman, Mrs. Casper Wls ter, Mrs. George C. Thomas and a score of others well known in society circles have united in the preparation of a peti tion to President Roosevelt, asking for modifications of the customs laws relating to the inspection of baggage of returning European tourists. The petition when re ceived by the President will be turned over to Secretary Shaw. INTERFERENCE ALLEGED. Sensational Publication Regarding Gen. Wood and the Neely Trial. Copies of Havana newspapers received at the War Department contain sensational stories alleging undue interference on the part of Governor General l^eonard Wood and other American officials with the Cuban courts in the trial of C. W. Neely and other persons implicated in the postal frauds. TO COME TO THIS CITY GEN. YOUNG RELIEVED OF HIS WESTERN COMMAND. Will Be Made the First President of the Army War College to Be Established Here. By direction of the President, Major Gen eral Samuel B. M. Young has been relieved from command of the department of Cali fornia, to take effect March 13, and ordered to this city to assume the presidency of the army war college which is to be estab lished at Washington barracks, provided the necessary fundJ are appropriated by Congress. General Young is regarded as one of the ablest and most progressive gen eral officers in the army and was specially selected by the Secretary of War to or ganize and manage the proposed war col lege. lie was in this city a few weeks ago in attendance on the meetings of the army post board. He was born In Pittsburg. Pa., in Janu ary, 1840, and entered the Union army as a private in Company K. 12th Pennsylvania Volunteers, in April, 1801. He was brevet ted four times f<-r distinguished services during the rebellion, the last time as briga dier general of volunteers for gallant ser vices during the campaign which resulted in the surrender of the confederate army under Lee. He entered the Vegular army in May. lStU>, as second lieutenant of the 1:1th Infantry, and was promoted to the grade of major general in February, 1001. He took an active part in the Spanish war as a major general of volunteers and com manded the second brigade of the cavalry division in the ."ith Corps, operating in Cuba. He served most efficiently in the Philippines from July, 1800, to March, 1001, End commanded successively the .Id Bri gade of the 1st Division, the provisional brigade of the same division, a cavalry bri gade and subsequently served as military governor of northwestern I.uzon. On his return from the Philippines he was assigned to the command of the Department of Cali fornia, and is still serving in that ca pacity. He is the fourth ranking officer in the armv. Brig. Gen. Robert P. Hughes, now on duty in this city as president of the mili tary board on uniforms, has been selected as the successor of Gen. Young in com mand of the Department of California and will go to San Francisco as soon as reliev ed from his duties In this city. LOCAL WATER SUPPLY. Work Done on the General Design of a Plant. According to Col. Miller, the engineer of ficer in charge of the Washington water supply system, the water served to the peo ple of the District during the month of February was clear for elevep days, turbid for nine days and very turbid for the re i maining eight days. Although no state ment is made to that effect. It is inferred that the days when the water was clear must have been in the early part of the month, for it has been far from that de sirable condition for more than the two weeks of the present month. The con sumption and waste of water for the twen ty-four hours ended at 8 a.m. February 27 were 62.870,417 gallons. The office work under the appropriation I for a filtration plant Includes, says Col. Miller, the general design of a plant, de tails of beds, regulator houses, piping and clear-water basins, studies of cost, of plant and comparison of alternate designs, study on construction of plant lo determine the types, lay-out and mode of operations that will give the best results, and investiga tions and studies on a pumping plant for supplying the filter beds. No work has been done at the Washing ton city reservoir lately, except guarding the property and attending to the operation of tunnel and reservoir. Col. Miller says, on account of lack of funds, the completion of all the work will be delayed until a new appropriation Is made. It Is expected that the pnmplng plant at Rock creek and the roofs of the power houses at Champlain avenue and Rock creek will be completed during the present munth. Work on the superstructure and tow^r of the east gatehouse will also be completed as far as the funds in hand will allow. THE METRIC SYSTEM. Its Adoption Recommended by House Committee. The bill to adopt the weights and meas ures of the metric system as the standard for the United States, as Introduced by Representative Shafroth of Colorado, today was ordered favorably reported by the House committee on coinage, weights and measures. It provides: "That after Janu ary 1. 1904. all the departments of the gov ernment of the United States in the trans action of all business requiring the use of weight and measurement, except in complet ing the survey of public lands, shall use only the weights and measures of the metric system, and after the 1st of Jan uary, 1007, the weights and measures of the metric system shall be the legal stand ard weights and measures of and in the United States." Movements of Naval Vessels. The Navy Department was officially In formed this morning of the departure of the north Atlantic squadron?the Kear sarge, Alabama, Massachusetts and In diana?with Rear Admiral Higginson In command, from Colon for Port of Spain. At the conclusion of the squadron's stay at the latter port it will visit, in turn, Mar tinique, Antigua, Culebra, thence return ing to Hampton Roads, arriving there about May 1. The Rainbow has arrived at Colombo and the New York has sailed from Cavite for Hong Konff. THE STRIKE III BOSTON Situation is Regarded as More Favorable Today. ARRIVAL OF MR. EASLEY HE HAS AN EXTENDED CONFER ENCE WITH LEADERS. Slight Break in the Ranks of the Strikers?Increase in Traffic. BOSTON, March 13.?With the labor leaders In conference with Secretary Eas ley of the Civic Federation, with the pros pect of a general meeting of representa tives of all the leading business interests at which Mr. Easley should be heard after having learned the workmen's side of the case and the indications that teaming Is to be resumed by some concerns after a tie up of two days, Boston's strike situation was more hopeful this morning than it has been since the trouble began last Monday morning. Still, 21,000 men were numbered among the forces of the strikers and threats that hundreds of others would join the movement were as freely made as any time this week. Secretary Easley arrived here early and his conference with the labor representa tives was begun at 8 o'clock. Besides the committees of the freight handlers, team drivers and 'longshoremens' unions, James Duncan, vice president of the Amer ican Federation of Labor; John F. O'Sulli van, fourth vice president of the Interna tional Typographical Union; Frank H. McCarthy, president of the Massachusttes State branch ot the A. F. of L., and others were present at the meeting. Met Behind Closed Doors. The sitting was behind closed doors and it was announced that nothing would be given out until Mr. Easley was fully in touch with the situation. While the general aspect of the strike was much the same as it has been on previous days, there were some slight changes. Un til late yesterday, the Brine Transportation Company, non-union, was doing principally all the teaming of the city, all.other teams ters having been tied up by the sympa thetic strike. During yesterday, however, some concerns found that in order to save their contracts with large firms they must undertake to deliver goods or give the bus iness over to the Brine company. This led two of the union teamsters to start out with non-union drivers and today several others followed this action. As those at work yesterday met with no trouble it led to the hope that operations might be re sumed in a limited degree although it was felt that the presence of non-union men on the teams might cause disturbance in the great army of strikers. The coal situation was Improved consid erably during the night, several firms hav ing taken advantage of empty streets and darkness to convey coal to large consumers. ? ? DR. THOMAS' PASSPORTS. Resolution of Mr. Burleson Ordered to Be Reported. The resolution of Representative Burleson of Texas asking the Secretary of State for information as to requests by Rev. Hiram W. Thomas to bear relief funds to the Boer oncentration camps was ordered reported by the House committee on foreign affairs today. As agreed to the resolution recites: "Resolved, That the Secretary of State be and he is hereby respectfully requested, if not incompatible with the pdblic inter ests, to inform the House of Representa tives whether he declined to comply with the request of the said Rev. Hiram W. Thomas, or any one acting for him, for passports, or to ask the British government for permission for the said Rev. Dr. Thomas and his wife or to lend his offices to secure through the British ambassador a permit from the British war office for them to visit South African military con centration camps for the purpose of dis tributing funds raised in the United States for the relief of non-combatant prisoners." A letter from Secretary Hay was present ed by Chairman Hitt explaining the cir cumstances of the case. SHERMAN BILL LAID ASIDE. Foreign Affairs Committee Will Take Up the Mitchell-Kahn Measure. The House committee on foreign affairs today voted against considering the bill of Representative Sherman of New York, con tinuing the existing Chinese exclusion laws and then voted to proceed by continuous sessions with the consideration of the Mitchell-Kahn rigid exclusion measure, hav ing the indorsement of the Pacific coast senators and members. The vote against the Sherman bill is understood to have been 6 to 7. When this measure was laid aside there was general concurrence in going on wun the Mitchell-Kahn bill. The actual work on this bill by sections began at 1:30 p.m., and is likely to proceed uninterrupt edly until results are secured. SPANISH CABINET CRISIS. Sagasta Ministry Resigns?Queen Re gent Seeking Liberal Leader. MARDiD, March 13.?The premier, Senor Sagasta, today notified the queen regent that the cabinet had resigned, when in formed that the resignation of the finance minister, Senor Urzais, was irrevocable. Her majesty asked Senor Sagasta to form a new cabinet, to Include all sections of the liberal party, but he declined to do so. The queen regent will now consult the presidents of the chambers, in the hope of finding a method to secure a representa tive liberal ministry. The Spanish cabinet, which resigned to day. was constituted March 0, 1901, as fol lows: President of the council, Senor Sagasta. Minister of foreign afTairs, Duke of Al modovar. Minister of Justice, Marquis Teuerga. Minister of finance, Senor Urzais (cor rect). Minister of the interior, Senor Moret. Minister of war, General Wfcyler. Minister of marine, the Duke of Veragua. Minister of agriculture and commerce and of public works. Senor Villaneuva. Minister of education. Count Romanones Ohio Miners Strike. IRONTON, Ohio, March 13.?One hundred miners of the Hanging Rock Iron Com pany, operating at New Castle, struck to day because a miner, who had a fight with a mine boss was discharged. Strikers say that all the union miners in Lawrence .county have arranged to go out March 15 unless the operatw-s pay the Indianapolis scale. The strike will probably close the Hamilton furnace. HEPBUEN BILL FAVORED AGREEMENT OF STATE HEALTH OFFICERS. Would Give Marine Hospital Service Jurisdiction?Emergency Con ventions Proposed. S The House committee on commerce was told this morning that all differences which had heretofore existed regarding proposed legislation to establish a national health department had been harmonized, and that all associations of physicians were unani mous in requesting the passage of the Hep burn bill, giving the marine hospital ser vice jurisdiction over civil health matters and providing for national conventions of physicians from each state. Chairman Hepburn received the an nouncement of harmony with great gratifi cation. remarking that to any one who had witnessed the zeal with which physicians had opposed each other on this project, as he had for the last ten years in his com mittee. would welcome the announcement of harmony. The announcement was made to the com mittee by Dr. H. M. Bracken, secretary state board of health of Minnesota; Dr. Edmond Souchon, president Louisiana state board of health: Dr. William Welch of Johns Hopkins University, Surgeon Gen eral Wyman and Dr. H. L. E. Johnson. Action of the Convention. The statement jvas made that a conven tion of some twenty state health officers and quarantine officers, called by Dr. Ed mond Souchon, president of the state board of health of Louisiana, was held in the parlors of the Metropolitan Hotel in this city yesterday to consider bills relating to tUe public health before the Senate and House. By invitation, Surgeon General Wyman of the marine hospital service was also present at the conference, as was also Dr. H. L. E. Johnson, chairman of the leg islative committee of the American Medical Association. Among those present were Dr. James Evans, secretary state board of health, South Carolina; Dr. A. H. Doty, quarantine officer, port of New York; Dr. TT. O. B. Wingate, secretary state board Of health of Wisconsin; Dr. William Welch of Johns Hopkins University; Dr. Edmond Souchon. president state board of health of Louisi ana; Dr. H. M. Bracken, secretary Minne sota state board of health; Dr. Henry D. Holton, secretary Vermont board of health; Dr. Nowber, secretary Delaware staie board of health; Dr. Green, Charleston, S. C.; Dr. Cooper of Delaware; Dr. Durgin, quarantine officer, port of Boston; Dr. Mc Alester of Missouri; Dr. T. Grange Simons, president board of health of South Caro lina; Dr. Lewi.?, New York state board of health; Dr. Heller of Pennsylvania; Dr. W. H. Sanders, state health officer. Alabama, and Dr. D. W. Goodman of Mobile. After thorough discussion of the matter an agreement was reached, the convention voting to recommend to Congress the pas sage of House bill 7189, introduced by Mr. Hepburn, and Senate bill Ul?i2, introduced by Mr. Perkins, with a slight amendment to section 7, authorizing a convention of one or more state health authorities, as oc casion may demand, whenever, in the opin ion of the surgeon general, such a conven tion is necessary, or upon request of Jive representatives of state boards of health or quarantine officers. THE BEET SUGAR MEN. A Conference Being Held This After noon. The beet sugar protectionists of the House went into conference this afternoon at 2 o'clock to appoint a committee to confer with the House leaders upon the suggested compromise on the Cuban tariff question outlined in yesterday's Star. Messrs. Payne, Dalzell and Cannon are the committeemen on the part of the ad ministration leaders. The beet sugar pro tectionists will probably appoint a commit tee of five on their part, as all shades of opinion among their adherents will have to be represented. It has been suggested to extend the op ! eration of the proposed tariff reduction to 1004 instead of 1!MK), on the ground that it would not be politic to have the question reopened just in advance of a presidential campaign. The beet sugar men are anxious to limit the operation of the reduction, if adopted, to as short a period as possible. The Michigan delegation in the House is still opposed to tariff reduction and went into the conference this afternoon in a contentious frame of mind. The beet sugar men declared today that they would not accept the proposed com promise until the Senate "steering commit tee" pledged themselves that thQ?reduction shall not exceed twenty per cent, and that the time limit agreed upon by the House shall stand. The present status of the suggested com promise is to provide for reciprocity be tween Cuba and the United States on the basis of a twenty per cent reduction of tariff duties, to continue until December, 11)08 or 1904. COL. WILSON RETIRES. A Veteran of the War of the Rebel lion. Lieut. Col. David B. Wilson, a veteran of the war of the rebellion, has been placed on the retired list on account of age. He was born in Pennsylvania and appointed to the army from Virginia. Shortly after*grad uating from Jefferson College, Washing ton, Pa., he was appointed first lieutenant of the 131st Pennsylvania Volunteer In fantry in August, 1802. and served credita bly throughout the civil-war. In*July, 1860, he entered the regular army as a second lieutenant of the 40th Infatttry and was transferred to the 23th Infantry in 1868, continuing with that regiment up to the present time, except for a year during the Spanish war, when he served as a major in the volunteer commissary department. He reached the grade of lieuterQsnt ^cotonel in March. 1901, and has recently been ?tation ed at Omaha, Neb. The Buford at Singapore. Quartermaster General Luttn&ton is in formed that the transport BuXbrd, carrying troops, including members of the 11th Cav alry from Fort Myer, to the Philippines, has arrived at Singapore. To Ratify Indian Agreement. The Senate committee on Indian affairs today authorized a favorable report on the bill ratifying the agreement with the In dians of Devil's Lake reservation. In North Dakota, for the opening of the reservation to settlement. : Chinese Complain of Taxation. CANTON, China, March 1?.?There is great dissatisfaction here at the extortion ate taxes which the mandarinstare levying under the pretext of meeting 'the install ments of the Chinese indemnity^- The mer chants have petitioned tke viceroy for re dress. asserting that they fear the actiAP of the mandarins will lead to an uprising. ? ? ?*, Steamship Arrivals. At Liverpool?Ivernla from Boston. At Boston?Saxonia from Liverpool. AT THE WHITE HOUSE President Satisfied With Cu ban Reciprocity Situation. NO DOUBT OF REStTLT ? DEFINITE PLAN OF ACTION NOW AGREED UPON. Mr. Roosevelt's Tactful Handling of the Case Has Shown Him in New ? Light. President Roosevelt is well satisfied with the situation in the House as to Cuban reci procity. That reciprocity will be agreed upon by Congress there is not the slightest doubt at the White House. From both senators and representatives who call upon him the President receives this Informa tion. and It is gratifying to him. He Is, moreover, glad to see the republicans get ting together in the House, and will do all he can to bring about such a condition of things that no scars and no ill-feeling will e left when the whole question now under consideration is settled. It is now well understood in the admin istration and among republican leaders that no bill will be adopted providing for a reduction of duties on Cuban goods. The program is to take steps for reciprocity pure and simple with Cuba. A measure in"' I*wPUt trough Congress, originating emii. i^?USe' authorizing the President to emer into an agreement with Cuba for an xi-hange of the goods of both countries at tariffs S thoS* fixed in the regular .w,n authorize the President to cut the Dingley rates to a maximum fig " l^obahly -".Per cent. The President as imp nf'dtI1fcret,?" to grnnt as much or Thi ? maxim,,m cut as he sees fit. 'I?. fS of Congress will authorize a com mercial agreement between the two couu trloSA " a treaty. The negotiation of a treaty would take no more time than an agreement, but a treaty would have to be h to the Senate for ratification and Sfecti^VeAn Wait months before becoming ? agreement will become ef being affixed 06 UP?" thC proper siSnatures reripro,city agreement will be the first of many that will eventually be entered into. At least this is the calculE ,of republican statesmen. No others will be sanctioned at this session of Con ffrerl?Vvannre^i^r?City is' ,ike the reduction of duty on Cuban sugar, a problem full of possible trouble. It is absolutely the pur Tv? tr? ways and means commtitee of the House not to recommend or permit anv cutting of the tariff at this session Thl concessions to Cuba will, as stated, go un der the name of reciprocity. They will not be directly the work of Congress but bv authority of that body. } President Roosevelt in a New Light. The developments in the Cuban problem have shown President Roosevelt in a now and interesting light-one, too, that is re ceiving the commendation of republi can leaders of both factions in the House. The story is worth relating. When the sit uation in the House had become most crit ical the leaders called upon the President and laid the facts before him. They told htm that most of the opponents of lower tariff were from districts where the pres sure on them to remain firm was very heavy. It would be useless and politically unwise to undertake to exert influence here on these men. Their political careers were Involved. They would have to be handled tactfully and gracefully. The President saw into the situation and agreed with the House leaders. Those who had anticipated that the al leged strenuous Roosevelt would be upper most saw. on the other hand, the exercise of qualities such as McKlnley only was thought to possess?tact, patience and suav ity. When Representatives Tawney, YVm. -Alden Smith, Littlefield and other oppo nents of Cuban reduction went to the White House by invitation they did not meet the unyielding, tenacious, insistent Roosevelt whom they had expected. They met a man who, without lacking firmness, was both thoughtful and considerate. Some who had not accustomed themselves to think of him in that attitude promptly came to the con clusion that he was nut so rock-ribbed tor Cuban reduction as he had been represent ed. Thus came about the storv that Presi dent Roosevelt's attitude was changing and that he would accept whatever the majority saw fit to do. The President s handling of the entire matter has secured for him the compli ments of both the advocates and opponents of lower duty on Cuban sugar and hn? strengthened him with his party. Virginia Marshals Get Another Term. It has been decided at the White House that the President will renominate the two United States marshals of Vir ginia?Brown Allen for the western district and Morgan Treat for the eastern. The conclusion has been reached after a most careful investigation of charges against both men. These charges were of violations of the civil service laws, especially in con ducting campaigns in Virginia while per forming their duties as federal officers. Attorney General Knox has been investi f& the charges, and is said to be satis fied that the best thing to do will be to nominate Messrs. Alien and Treat each for another term. The probability is that they will be Informed that it is against the President s wishes that federal officials should take an active part in politics fj th?en0m,na,t,0ns w111 be a victory for the regular republican orsranlza m^n Q. yireni^ which has backed both men, and which has been fought hard by prominent men. Some strong men in Vir fj"ia have been trying to overturn thn or ganization by means of these two cases ? put thp name of Gen Rosser before the President for marsha nftui western district and made a hard fight tor MltoTS* ex?fctp<1 to renominate Alexandria. 23 C?,leCt0r of a< The Charleston Trip. President Roosevelt's trip to the Charles, ton exposition has been deferred until the second week In April. This date will prob ably be final, and arrangements will be made accordingly. Miss Alice Roosevelt will have returned from Cuba by that time and will be a member of the party Sev eral cabinet officers who could not have gone if the trip had been made earlier will be members of the party. The tri goYn* and coming, including the stay in Charted ton, will occupy four days. M Representative Moody of North Carolina conferred with the President about Jud?e Spencer B. Adams of Greensboro, N. C Judge Adams would like to go to Alaska as a federal district judge, and his ca?? being pressed-by Senator Pritchar^tJ^ the North Carolina republicans. d Portraits cf Naval Secretaries. Mr. U. D. Tenney, an artist of Ports mouth. N. H., is engaged in painting a set of portraits of Secretaries of the Navy to supply omissions in the collections in the department gallery. Most of the lacking portraits are those of secretaries of oiden times. Mr. W. C. Whitney Is the only Secretary of recent years whose portrait Is lacking in the collection and efforts are be ing made to secure it. FILIPINOS INTERESTED WANT TO GIVE THE TAFT GOV ERNMENT A FAIR TRIAL. Mr. Barrows Says They Are Generally Ready to Co-Operate With United States. David P. Barrows was again before the Senate committee on Philippines today and was subjected to a series of interrogatories by the members. In answer to a question by Mr. Carmack, Mr. Barrows said that a majority of the adult Christianized element in the islands could read and write. In the provinces he had visited, Mr. Bar rows said that the arable land that could be brought under rice or sugar culture is very generally occupied and claimed. His observation had been that the Filipino Is the only agriculturalist, th^ Chinese popula tion not working much in the sun. He did not think that white men could be induced to do the manual and plantation labor of the islands. There was no danger to be feared, he said, from the importation of Filipino labor to this country. Answering a question by Mr. Dubois, Mr. Barrows said that the investments that will attract capital in the Philippines are agri cultural and not manufacturing. He said, j In response to a question by Mr. Allison, that the Filipinos are rapidly becoming in terested in what the government proposes to do for them, and are warmly in favor of giving the measures of the Taft government a trial. "It would be surprising." said Mr. Bar rows, answering a query of Senator Hale, "if men who had been struggling for years and been making sacrifices with the idea ot independence could be able to dismiss the thought from their minds at once." Incapable of Self-Government. Mr. Barrows said he did not expect he would live to see the day when the Fili pinos would be capabe of self-government. "The Filipino is not* born." he said, "who could control, to say nothing of governing justly, the Philippine Islands." For the Igorrotes and the other wild tribes. Mr. Barrows said there should be some sort of governmental control devised to put an end to their marauding expe ditions. These tribes are apparently well disposed toward the Americans, however, and he thought that by judicious manage ment and kindness their districts could be opened up to trade. Answering a question by Senator Diet rich, Mr. Barrows said he hail seen very little evidences of cruelties by American soldiers. The "water cure" he thought | had not been so sever as was reported. In concluding his testimony Mr. Barrows spoke at length on the general readiness of the Filipinos to co-operate with and their general confidence in the intentions of the United States. The committee adjourned. THE EIGHT-HOUR BILL. Hearings of House Committee to Close Today. The eight-hour bill now pending before House committee on labor was the sub ject of another hearing this morning. A session of the committee was also held this afternoon, when it Is proposed to conclude all hearings on this bill. The witnesses at the morning session were Mr. M. M. Garland, surveyor of cus toms at Pittsburg and formerly president of the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel workers, and Joseph E. Ralph an expert steel worker of Joliet, 111. Both of these witnesses diametrically opposed the contention of Messrs. Johnson and Dinkey, who had previously testified as experts for the big steel companies, that It was impos sible to conduct a "Heat" in eight hours and that It was also impossible to change the force of men on a heat until the same had been finished. Mr. Garland stated that he had been a steel worker for twenty years and that the men on a heat under the twelve-hour system were always changed without any detriment to the steel. He said that It was entirely practicable to change work men during the progress without injury in any way to the steel produced and conse quently there was no insurmountable ob stacles in the way of an eight-hour day. so far as the steel production of the coun try was concerned. Mr. Ralph was made the object of sharp questioning on the part of the attorneys representing the steel corporation. An ef fort was made by Judge McCammon to show that Mr. Ralph did not understand the improved method of manufacturing large armor plate castings. By his an swers Mr. Ralph showed that he was thor oughly familiar with this class of work, and when Judge McCammon read to him out of the testimony of Mr. Johnson the enormous weight of a single armOr plate casting Mr. Ralph retorted with an an swer which seemed to stagger the oppo nents of the bill. "Mr. Johnson says." con tinued Mr. Ralph, "that it took four fur naces to melt the steel for this casting. Now on each one of those furnaces there I was a man. If it was impossible to change a shift during a heat on account of spoil ing the metal why would not the metal be spoiled by the different processes which might be used by these four men. As a matter of fact the metal from these four furnaces all goes into one mold and is ex actly the same In texture and quality." Judge McCammon in reply wanted to know if Mr. Ralph was unaware that al though four furnaces might be employed to make one casting with a man at each that the whole four were in charge of an other man, a superintendent. This, Mr. Ralph contended, made no difference, that the men who had charge of the furnaces were the ones who could influence the qual ity of the heat or metal. Further questions in detail were asked by Judge McCammon, suggested to him by Superintendent Johnson and others, repre senting the steel company, such as how the shift of men could be changed on the hoist ing cranes. This Mr. Ralph regarded as wholly immaterial, as he said that numer ous ways might be devised for elevating men to the desired positions on the top of a crane. Judge McCammon continued a line of questions to discredit the knowledge of the witness of steel matters until the commit tee took a recess for lunch. The afternoon session of the committee was devoted to the summing up of the arguments of the opponents to the bill. LABOR IN CUBA. Havana Conditions and Tariffs to Be Established at Cicnfuegos. General "Wood, military governor of Cuba, has issued an order which has an important bearing on the employment of labor in the island. "In view of the mutual agreement entered into on February 22, 1002, In the office of the captain of the port of Clen fuegos, by the representatives of the ship ping interests, labor unions and contractors of said port, in the presence of the ad jutant general of the department," say% the order, "accepting the tariffs and conditions now In force in the port of Havana, ue military governor of Cuba directs that or ders Nos. 71 and 70, series 1901, these head quarters, as well as all duly authorized tariffs and agreements this date In force in the port of Havana, be made applicable likewise to the port of Clenfuegos and binding upon all parties concerned. In all cases where labor is hired the employer ithall be Judge of the number of men to be employed." IT OFFENDS THE IRISH British King's Decision Not to Visit Ireland. FAULT OF THE CABINET THE NATIONALIST PRESS MAKE CAUSTIC COMMENTS. Accuse the Government of Ulterior Mo tives in Dissuading Him From Going. LONDON, March 13.?The official an nouncement yesterday of the abandonment of the proposed visit of King Edward and Queen Alexandra to Ireland, whereby the ministers assume the responsibility for an imperial boycott, is quite unprecedented In form and causes keen discussion, the gen eral tone of which is distinctly adverse to the action of the cabinet, which is inter preted as displaying petty spite and spleen. The suggestion sought to be conveyed, both by the announcement itself and the com ment of the ministerial organs, that the decision arrived at was directly due to the outburst of some of the Irish m? mbers in the house of commons when the news of the disaster to General Methuen's column was officially communicated to that house is de clared by hostile critics to be obviously false, as it was announced wet ks ago. that the visit would be postpone d. King "Wishes to Make the Visit. These critics assert also that th r? stems good reason to believe that th< ir majt sties tnemselves all along desired to carry out the coronation visit, and, though th y have deferred it on the advice of the ministers, they have no intention of relieving the lat ter from the onus of a tactless move. The Fretdman's Journal voices the na tionalist views, saying: "The ministers have put a veto on the In tended visit of the sovereign to a portion of his dominions. "It would be difficult for his majesty to reject the veto of his constitutional ad visers; but it is plain that he insisted that the responsibility should be theirs and not his. His ministers could not venture to allow the king to see with his own eyes and hear with his own ears of the bar barous methods of the castle and the deep resentment of his people* ills presence here would have been a sore encumbrance to the coercionists. There was imminent danger that bis visit might have converted him to home rule or contirmt d his exist ing conviction. Therefore, the ministers, in their own interest and in the interest of unionism, have forbidden the visit." * Letter in the Time3. The London Times today prints a letter dissenting from the suggestion that if John Redmond had been in the house of com mons when some of the Irish members cheered the announcement of General Methuen's defeat and capture, he would have rebuked his followers for their out burst of exultation. The writer refers to the meeting at Chicago last autumn, "in honor of the Manchester murderers," which Mr. Redmond addressed, and to the "proceedings which were officially opened by Finerty." After quoting the resolution passed at that meeting, and also referring to a speech at New York in which Mr. Redmond was quoted as advocating the hanging of Mr. Chamberlain, the writer asks, "Why should a man holding such opinions restrain the rejoicing of his fol lowers at a British defeat?" WILLIAM L. ELKINS, JR., DEAD. Son of the Traction Magnate Passe9 Away. PHILADELPHIA, March 13.?William L. Elklns, Jr., died today at his country home, Menlo Lodge, near Elklns station. Pa., a few miles from this city. He was a ?on of the millionaire traction magnate and was himself prominently Identllied with many business interests. He was about thirty eight years of age. Mr. Elkins had been ill since October, and was constantly under the care of a physician for a cerebro-spinal trouble. At the time of his death Mr. Elkins was president of the Pennsylvania Iron Works Company, the Otto Coke and Chemical Company, the Pittsburg Gas and Coke Company, the Union Coke and Gas Com pany. the Hygeia Hide and Cold Storage Company, the. McKeesport Gas Improve ment Company and the New England Gas and Coke Company. He was also a director of the Allis-Chal mers Company. Mr. Elkins was a well known club man. being a member of the Union League, Philadelphia Racquet. Phila delphia Four-in-Hand, Philadelphia Gun and Huntington Valley clubs. Mr. Elkins' widow is the daughter of Col. C. W. Fel ton of California. LAROR RIOT IN PITTSRURG. Strike Breakers From This City Rough ly Handled. PITTSBURG. Pa., March 1.1?The paint ers' strike is growing serious on account of the importation of non-union men from other places. Over one hundred men came in yesterday, and many more are on their way. The last allotment arrived fr> m Wash ington, D. C.. during the night. an<1 was met at the Baltimore and Ohio station by strik ers' pickets. Several men were badly beaten before the crowd was scattered by the appearance of the police. President Samuel Gompers of the American Federation of Labor and Gen eral President Bahlborn of the Brotherhood of Painters. Decorators and Paper Hangers are expected here today to settle the trou ble, if possible. ? ? ? EARTHQUAKE DESTROYS A TOWN. Kyankari in Asia Minor Meets Terri ble Disaster. VIENNA, March 1*1.?A dispatch to the Neue Frele Presse from Constantinople to day announces that the town of Kyankari, northeast of Angora, in Asia Minor, was destroyed by an earthquake March 12. No details of the disaster had been received. Kyankari had 20 000 inhabitants. CECIL RHODES IN BAD WAT. Private Advices Prom South Africiw Alarm His Friends. CAPE TOWN, March 13.?Cecil Rhodes passed *a restless night, which has appre ciably told on bis general strength. Count Tolstoi HI Again. ST. PETERSBURG, March 13.?A sudden change for the worse has taken place in the condition of Count Tolstoi, who has been ill for some time past at Yalta, Cri mea. His weakness is more pronounced today and symptoms of pleurisy have de veloped. His pulse is most feeble and fre quently stops. The patient cannot sleep i and is in low spirits.