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No, 15,300. WASHINGTON, D. C., FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 1902-SIXTEEN PAGES. TWO CENTS.
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The administration will undoubtedly fake some action in the case of Lieut. lien. Miles, whose testimony yesterday before th?* Senate committee on military affairs has created such a stir. Kxactly what the action will be had not been finally deter mined upon at the White House litis alter noon. although the matter was discussed before the cabinet for some time. It is understood that the cabinet and the l'resi d? nt are agreed that Gen. Miles has acted toward his superior officer. Secretary Koot, as he wotdd not desire a subordinate to act toward him. Therefore the administration proposes that Gen. Miles shall be punished just as the President thinks he would insist on punishiug a subordinate who had se verely criticised his motives and intentions. Besides, (Jen. Miles' conduct before the Senate committee, the administration de sires harmony in the War Department, "in-I Is said to be satisfied that this cannot b" had so long as Gen. Miles remains at the head of the army and other officials remain where they are. The hidden friction oe tween Gen. Miles and his friends on one side and Secretary Root, Gen. Corbin and i others on the other, has been going on Ion* enough, the administration declares, and threatens to involve the entire army. Every attempt has been made to cover up and suppress this friction, but it has appeared In many unexpected places and in di\ers manners. Will Stand by Secretary Root. As between Secretary Root and other offi cers of the army and General Miles the President will stand by Secretary Root. He will stand for discipline and the respect he thinks is due from a subordinate to a superior, it is declared on authority xoday. He will likewise act promptly and decisive ly, uproot the existing menace to the army if possible, and aeci-pt the responsibility of the entire matter, be the consequences po litical or otherwise. The only question, as stated, is as to just what action is consid ered to be merited, or at least what should be taken. The President is understood to have exprffs? <1 himself freely to his cabinet as to the evil consequences of overlooking General Miles' criticism of Secretary Root and to have pointed out the dangers of merely whitewashing a thing of that kind, lie indicated that It would not be his way of doing business. The President talked with several call* rs during the day about tlie case. One of these callers was an exceedingly close frit nd of the late President McKinley. This caller, an influential member of Congress, said that one of the criticisms that could be made of President McKinley was that he had permitted a condition of affairs to con tinue in the War Department that prom ised serious future results without prompt ly taking hold of and disposing of it. Much friction existed in the War Department growing out of General Miles inability to i g.-t along with other officials, or they with him. as far back as the administration of , Secretary Alger, it is said, and this friction : was. overlooked repeatedly rather than bring the issue to a close by an investiga tion and the punishment of the person or per.- >ns really r? sponsible for the existence of conditions. Among well-posted men the supposition i is that the must likely step by the Presi dent will be the retirement of Gen. Miles j under the age limit. The President is said to have this right. Whether he would ac- I company such action by censure or repri- , niand is not known. The President himself ; has probably not determined. Privilege May Affect Attitude. At the close of the cabinet meeting today j It was stated on excellent authority that ?whatever may have been the President s first intentions as to action In General Miles" case, his future determination may be affected by the fact that It has been j represented to him that General Miles* tes- j tlmony and statements before the Senate committee were privileged. Therefore, it would be impossible to base definite action on what occurred before the committee. If this view of the case finally prevails with the President, nothing may be done for the piesent as to General Miles. The President is going to investigate the facts fully. He wil lprobably read the tes timony and th< n confer with members of the S? nate committee. It is strongly believed in official circles, however, that if the President is prevented from doing anything by the privileged na ture of G-n. Miles' statements to the com mittee it is merely a question of time when j for some reason or other action will have to be taken as to Gen. Miles. The Presi dent would not have been deterred from acting by most powerful political influ ences. but he may permit the question of privilege to cause him to lay aside a mat ter that he might conclude really ought to be acted upon now. Secretary Root and Postmaster General Payne remained with the President long after the cabinet had adjourned this after noon. They were In the President's room at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, at which time Mr. Payne went away. He was soon fol lowed by Secretary Root. From an official source announcement was made that pending an investigation of the facts as to Gen. Miles no action was taken by the President and cabinet. At the War Department. Lieutenant General Miles declines to be drawn into any public discussion In regard to his statements before the Senate mili tary committee yesterday. He was in his office at army headquarters all day today and conducted business as usual. Many visitors called, including a number of newspaper men desiring to obtain definite Informtlon In regard to what actually oc curred at the Capitol. To one and all he stated that he was not in any way responsible for the newspaper reports of the hearing and he could not understand why there was so much excite ment over the matter. He was regularly summoned by the committee to give his views on certain military legislation, anl he had done so to the best of his ability. The committee met behind closed doors i and what took place he regarded as con fidential. Regarding the newspaper reports of his testimony he would only say that they con tained errors in several points. He did not care to specify the particular points, and would have nothing further to say on the pubject until alter he had received the xe- , port of the committee hearing and verified its accuracy or corrected any statements which may' have been misunderstood by the official stenographer. Fie said he understood that a printed cop} of the committee hearing would be sent to him tomorrow "for revision." When is done, he added, he would then decide whether he had anything to say on the subject for publication, it was his unue - standing that the report of the hearing will be made public by the committee, it that is done he thought it would be o.nly fair to him for the newspapers to publish his statement in full, and not gne It brief and distorted manner. The incident continued to be the subject of general comment at the War Depart ment and official circles generally today, but none of the leading figures in the con troversy would consent to be interviewed on the subject. They were even more reti cent today than they were last e\ ening, when the sensation was fresh in 'hepublic mind. Last night General Miles said that h< did not expect, when he gave his 1testi mony, that it would be made pubhc in an> form but was perfectly willing that should be published by the committee. He said that the statements regarding it published in the newspapers were unauthor ized and exaggerated. He made no secret, however, of the tact that lie had ously opposed the passage of the so-called I general staff bill 1 repared by oificers of the adjutant general's department. niustri_ ? I have too much respect for the lllustr ous men who have preceded nie. said Gen eral Miles," "and for the office ^\hich have the honor to occupy to be a part> to a measure that, in my judgment, must do serious injury to the army and endanger the welfare of the republic. Secretary Boot's Statement. Secretary Root exhibited little feeling when his attention was called to the al leged statements before the Senate com mittee. "I am sorry," said he "that Gen eral Miles is opposed to the bill, as it means much to the efficiency of the army. I nder section 7 of the bill, of which General Miles is said to have complained, the general will hold the office of chief o? start and have largely increased powers in army management." ? , .... As to the question whether General Miles had said anything which would require ac tion at the hands of the department or the President, the Secretary firmly declined to express any opinion, for the present, at least, preferring to await an official cop> of the committee hearing before reaching any decision. There was a very general inquiry as to whether by passing the criticisms upon various officials, as reported in the press, Gen. Miles had not exposed himself to dis ciplinary treatment. The answer to this must be based on the exact amount of privilege which attaches to testimony given before a committee of Congress. This question arose last week in the course of Gen. Hughes' testimony before the Senate Philippine committee, when the general sought te? escape answering ejues tions which would involve criticism by him of his superior officer. Gen. Otis. It ap peared that there was a variance of opinion in the committee itself as to how far Gen. Hughes was at liberty to violate army I rules and proprieties, even in answi r to committee questions, and the question itse'll was left unsettled. There were various reports as to the con sequences of General Milts' allege*d reflec tions upon the Secretary of War and the adjutant general. Some officials seem to think that the President would e-xe-rcise his prerogative and place General Miles on the retired list under the statute authorizing such action in the case r?f an officer \\ho had reached the age of sixty-two years. Better informe-d officials stated positively this afternoon, however, that no such course of action had been determined upe>n by the President up to this time at least, and that nothing of that kind was likely, unless required by future developments. View at the Capitol. Persons who were present at the hearing before the Senate committee on military affairs yesterday afternoon, when Gen. Miles testified concerning the War De partment's bill for the reorganization of the army, express regret at what they de clare was an unfortunate sensational col oring given to the statements of the com manding general of the army. The hear ing was conducted with closed doors, and Gen. Miles was discussing the bill in a confidential way with the committee. When n.- was questioned concerning that feature of the hill which makes the commanding general chief of staff, he was asked how that would affect him. He was silent a moment, and then, addressing the com mittee. declared that as the committee asked him questions lie hael to reply to them. , ^ I "Hut." he added, "this must not be taken down as a part of the testimony. 1 can only reply to this question in confidence to the committee" He then proce-edeel to say that in his judgment the bill would in its operation, if it should become a law, be so detrimental to the army and so harmful to the best in terests of the republic that he would retire from the service upon its enactment into law. As he has reached the age e>f sixty two vears, it is declared that he would have a perfect right to retire. It is said that the statement that he said he would "r?-sign" from the army was not made by him. and that such statement must have gained publicity through a misapprehension. It is also stated by persons present at the hearing that the demeanor of General Miles was calm and dispassionate, anei that at no ' time did he show evidence of any excite ment. It is declared that Gen. Miles did say he could name five officers who would be preferred bv the War Department for posi tions of honor and responsibility under the I hilt should it become a law, but that state i nient was also made by him with the un derstanding that it was given in confidence and was not to be taken down by the ste nographer, and made only because he was questioned in a way to bring it out. Gen. Miles when he went before the com mittee had a typewritten statement con cerning the bill, which he read and which those who heard him declared would prove an historical docume-nt of unusual value. As he read this manuscript he was oc casionally questioned by members of the committee. 11** undertook to show, quoting the law frequently, that bureaus of the War Department had without legal author ity gradually usurped powers which had been vested in the commanding general of the army. He quoted the language of great military leaders, such a Napoleon, Wel lington. Washington and Grant, to the ef fect that there should be a" responsible head of the army who could at all times act promptly and without being hampered according to the exigencies that might arise. His paper was very fully reinforced with quotations from these authorities. It is declared by those who heard the testimony of Gen. Miles yesterday that he cannot be reprimanded or in any way caused trouble because of his language. They say his general statement was digni fied and couched In such language that would relieve him from any criticism. The statements which have caused criticism, they say, so far as they have been accu rately published, were made in a way to relieve Gen. Miles from any responsibility for them. They say had he refused to reply freely to the committee's questions he would have rendered himself liable to some kind of rebuke, and that the condition of confidence with which he made the re plies is such as to protect him from rebuke of his superior officers. Contract Dental Surgeons. The Secretary of War has rendered a de cision that contract dental surgeons have no official relation to the surgeon of a post, neither have their enlisted assistants, ex cept that they may occasionally be at tached to the hospital corps detachment for rations and quarters. Should it for any reason be necessary to recommend the ex cuse from duty of an officer or enlisted man on account of dental disease the contract dental surgeon will report the ease to the Burgeon of the post, who will take It up on his register of sick and wounded, but- in other cases no report of dental operations will be made except by the contract Cental surgeon. . _ Curious Case Brought to Light in Chicago. RESULT OF SHOOTING VICTIM SAID TO EE AN ALL ROUND CROOK. But Was Living as a Respected Citi zen in Palos Park, a Suburb. CHICAGO. March 21.?A? a result of what seemed a common shooting yesterday the police have become suddenly active and today are bending their energies to connect Joseph Hopkins, the injured man, with the $70,000 post ohiet robbery of last summer. Hopkins was shot by "Dan" Kipley, a nephew of former Chief of Police Kipley, and himself a former detective, yesterday in a flat occupied by Lillle Arlington, oth erwise known as "Diamond Lill." Kipley, who, with the woman, is under arrest, claims self-defense. At St. Luke's Hospi tal today Hopkins' condition is said to be critical. Following the shooting it develop ed that Hopkins had been leading a Jekyl Hyde existence. He was identified, accord ing to the police, as a bank robber and burglar of national notoriety, but in Palos Park, where he had a cozy little home in a secluded spot sheltered by trees, it was found that he had a reputation as a dis penser of charities, a giver to the church, and a man of standing in society. His wife's standing was also of the best, but when she was brought into the police station policemen claim to have recognized her as a woman they had known as "Blonde Marie.'' Kipley, while in his cell, told a friend that Hopkins was a man fur whom the po lice had been searching in connection with the post office robbery. What the connec tion is has not been made plain," but it is pointed out that Hopkins is an electrician, and that the holes drilled in the bottoms of the safes in the post office were by tools receiving power from some electrical de vice. An attempt to search the house yes terday failed because no search warrant had been taken out. The warrant was se [ cured today and Post Office Inspector Stu- j art today started for Paios Park to make the search. KITCHENER SHORT OF TROOPS. London Times Correspondent Says Boers Continue Fighting. LONDON, March 21.?A dispatch to the Times from Klerksdorp, Transvaal colony, says that the Boers in the western Trans vaal are well supplied with guns and ammu nition and have unlimited support and a large amount of stock, that their numbers give them confidence, while the block house system has not yet been extended enough to alarm them. What is possible has been done, continues the correspondent, but owing to the insuffi ciency of troops the British columns have been too small to cope adequately with the Boer forces, which are all composed of fighting men, without any intention of sur rendering. HAS A REASSURING EFFECT. j Views of Russian Press on Recent Declaration. ST. PETERSBURG. March 21.-The Rus sian press agrees that the Franco-Russian declaration on the subject of the Anglo Japanese agreement will dispose of misun derstandings and have a reassuring effect th:- world over. The Xovoye Vremya says: "The Franco-Russian alliance was com pelled to restore the balance of power in the Pacific, which was disturbed by the Anglo-Japanese agreement. The policy of a free hand expressed in the declaration is in accordance with Russia's interests." In connection with the eastward move ment of Russian troops it is announced that th< first section of Cossacks is already in the far east and that the second section has been mobilized. ? DECISION AGAINST MRS. OKIE. Verdict in Montana Court in Favor of Her Son. I CHEYENNE, Wyo., March 21.?The suit of Mrs. Susan B. Okie of Washington, D. C., against her son, John B. Okie, the wealthy sheep owner of Lost Cabin, Wyo., to recover $100,1 >00, claimed by her to be due as her share of the son's sheep busi ness since 1898, when she contracted to sell out to him, has been decided adversely by Judge Riner of the federal court. She sought to have the contract set aside, al leging. among other things, that it was brought about through misrepresentation of the status of the business. DIVORCE FOR LORD HOPE. Englishman Who Married May Yohe, an Actress. LONDON. March 21.?Lord Francis Hope was granted a divorce today on the ground of the misconduct of his wife (May Tohe) with Putnam Bradlee Strong of New York. Counsel for Lord Hope lengthily detailed the marriage of his client to May Yohe, their visit to the United States in 1900, the meeting with Strong and the subsequent intimacy of the respondent and co-respon dent, ending with their departure for Japan under the name of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Smith. Lord Hope, who is still suffering from the amputation of his leg, corroborat ed counsel's statements. He said he had no suspicion -vhatever of his wife when he left her alone in a flat in New York. Ha first noticed ? change in her behavior at the end of March, 1901, and In April his wife insisted on a separation. Affidavits in proof of the misconduct of Lady Hope were read and the decree, with costs, was pronounced. ? REGULARS JOIN REVOLUTIONIST Rebellion in China Growing More Serious Every Day. HONG KO>JG, March 21.?Advices from Canton say It is credibly reported there that the viceroy has received telegrams from Lung Chan, on the Annam border, al leging that the whole of Marshal Su's troops have deserted and joined the rebels. If this be true, says the advices, it adds to the revolutionists 20,000 foreign armed and drilled troops, capable of defeating any force the imperialists can raise. Telegrams further say the country to un doubtedly ripe for rebellion. Robberies are of frequent occurrence, the long-continued drought prevents the planting of spring rice and this has led the farm laborers to be come robbers. Well informed persons consider a rebel lion similar to that ot th* Taping* prob WILL DECIDE TODAY Anthracite Miners Will Fin ish Up a: Scranton. MAY BE PEACE OR WAR DELEGATES EXTREMELY RETI CENT AS TO THEIR ACTION. Impression That Officials Wiil Be Given the Authority to De cide Finally. SHAMOKIN, Fa., March 21.?Unless ;ili indications fail today's proceedings <>i the convention of the districts 1. 7 and !?. United Aline Workers of America, will de cide the question of peace or war between the operators and miners. The report of the scale committee has been completed and will be submitted to the convention this afternoon. Upon this report hinges the final decision of the delegates, and the atmosphere of expectancy was more pro nounced this morning than at any time during the deliberations of the convention. The resolutions adopted yesterday are believed to indicate the determination of the mine workers to insist upon further concessions than the posted notices of she operators provide for, and the delegates wtre noticeably eager to hear the report of the scale committee. The idea prevails among those not in the confidence of the leaders that the conven tion will invest in National President Mitchell and the district presidents the au thoritv to render the tinal decision. Denied by President Mitchell, In this connection President Mitchell *s;ti>l to the Associated Press correspondent: "There has been no intimation of such action being taken by the convention, at least I have not heard of it." Another official stated that this proposi tion is not particularly agreeable to th?; officers, but they would accede to the de mands of the delegates. The convention went into executive session shortly aft -r !? o'clock, and began the consideration of resolutions left over from yesterday. The morning session adjourned at 1! o'clock, no business of importance having been transacted. Several resolutions were adopted, but they were similar to those presented at yesterday's session and n t of general interest. ? ? ? ? BEET SUGAR MEN MICHIGAN DELEGATION WILL VOTE AGAINST RECIPROCITY. Repoivt of Manufacturers on Babcock Tariff Revision Bill?Minnesota Delegation May Join. The Michigan delegation in the House, numbering twelve representatives, have notified Chairman Payne that they will vote against the Cuban reciprocity bill to the last. The California and Washington delegations will probably pursue the same course. The House leaders hope to secure re publican votes equal in number to a re publican majority of the House, so that the bill may be said to have passed with out the ai<l of democrats. There if? no question of the bill passing, however. The ways and means leaders are very anxious to ascertain the strength of the tariff revisionists. Some very emphatic threats have been made that the reduc tion of the sugar tariff shall not be made unless tin re are reductions of the schedules in which the great trusts are interested iron, steel, glass, wood pulp, etc. The way the House leaders have the legislative program arranged, however,*it will be dif ficult for the revisionists to break the lines without democratic aid. The Babcock Revision Bill. Members of the House have received copies of a report on the Babcock revision bill made by a special committee of the Manufacturers' Association of Ntw York. The report is as follows: "Your oo-mmlttee, to whom was referred the H. R. bill U056 of the Fifty-seventh Congress, first session (known as the Bab cock bill), would report that this bill Is a modification of the H. R. bill 14145 of tnie Fifty-sixth Congress, second session, and that It reduces the present custom duties on nearly all varieties of the crude Shapes of iron and steel, an a.verag>e of 50 per cent, and adds to the free list more advanccu than pig and less advanced than bar and all Ingots, beams, channels, plates, tee rails, etc. (which are generally regarded as the steel trust products). "The bill will, we believe, protect the wage prices of the capable mechanics and assist the manufacturers of the United States in the attempt to obtain and retain the market for our surplus goods of the higher grades, and continue here the era of good times when all who honestly want work may have it at prioes better than any where else in the world . "While we do not believe that the product of any organization should be selected for a reduction of their legitimate profits, yet, when one company controls the market ol the United States and Is able to declare profits by reason of the protection custom duties in excs3a of the amount considered legitimate in all business experience, the time has come when these dunes should be gradually lowered at such a rate that other lines of business depending on the products, on which the duties ax* lowered, may not be thrown Into confusloa. "Your committee, when the- previous bill was referred to them, held aa open meet ing to hear the interested members, but, as previously stated, there was*a very small attendance considering the Importance Jt the subject, and the opinion *>f your com mittee then formed after a discussion ap plies to this bill, and we -would offer the fol lowing: "Resolved, That the Bfpnufeeturers' Asso ciation of New York facers ~the passage of the present H. R. bill t066 (known as the Babcock bill), believing that* the Interests of the manufacturers ot the country, aa well as of the workingatea, be advanc ed by this modification in the tariff bill of 1897, particularly 11 it will assist in the work of reciprocity to which this associa tion stands committed." Encouraged by Senators. The Michigan representatives conferred today with the two sectors from that state and the deeteton was'reached to fight the reciprocity bill without ceasing. The senators encouraged the House delegation to oppose the bill at every point and do 8ome members- e? the lfljiMMIts delega tion have Joined the )K!ch)g*ih aim, ami, it is said, will efler amendments remove the protection which the sugar "trust now ?jajP2? aa xefloe^jRugai* i' vv.> ENGLISH TOBACCO WAR Ketail Dealers Take Sides With Americans IN SEVERAL BIG CITIES DECLARE IMPERIAL COMPANY MAKES ABSURD DEMANDS. British Combine Denounced as Out Americanizing the Americans? Resolutions Adopted. LONDON, March 21.?At a meeting of the Edinburgh Association of Retail Tobacco nists today a resolution was adopted, unani mously, declining: to sign the Imperial To bacco Companj's agreement not to sell American goods for a term of years, but expressing willingness, if the minimum price is raised so as to allow a fair profit to dealers, to do what is possible, bonus or no bonus, for the sake of British goods. The chairman declared that no one, outside of a lunatic asylum, would sign such an agreement, which would make them the servants of the Imperial Tobacco Company. While the Americans offered a large bonus, no restrictions were placed upon the deal ers. The Belfast tobacco dealers, at a meeting today, decided to accept the American proposit ion. The feeling among the London tobacco nists. exemplified ;;t a big meeting held this afternoon to consider the rival bonus schemes, was one <>f bitter opposition to the boycotting clause of ihe agreement pro positi by tin- imperial Tobacco Company, which was described as arbitrary and un just. London Dealers Also Refused. Ultimately the London tobacconists, after a long discussion, passed a resolution unani mously. absolutely refusing to sign the imperial Tobacco Company's agreement, as being "unjust and unfair to the dealers and un-English." The retailers were not content with re jecting the proposed boycott of American tobacco. but went a step further, passing a resolution to support any manufacturers willing to guarantee, on proprietary arti cles. a minimum profit to the retailer of 2?> per cent on tobacco to 25 per cent on ci garettes. The speakers bitterly denounced the British combine, declared the latter had ' out-Americanized the Americans" and said that its recent action would only result in forcing the remaining independent tobacco concerns in England into the arms of the Americans. The resolutions were adopted with much cheering, mingled with groans for the im perial concern. TO DISCUSS CUBA. Important Conference to Be Held Here Tomorrow. An important conference will be held in this city tomorrow in regard to Cuban af fairs between Governor-General Wood and the President and the Secretary of War. It is probable that Mr. Palma, president elect of Cuba, who is expected to be in this city tomorrow, will also be invited to confer with the President in regard to the proposed transfer of the government of the island to his charge. Gen. Wood was specially summoned to Washington by the President to arrange for the transfer. If it can be arranged it is the policy of the administration to relinquish active control of affairs In Cuba by the 1st of May. All the military and civil officers of the United States connected with the administration of affairs in Cuba are now busily engaged in closing up the business affairs of their respective offices with a view to the trans fer of all property and accounts to their duly chosen successors. it is expected that final arrangements for the relinquishment of American mili tary control in Cuba will be perfected dur ing the next week or so as a result of con ferences with Gen. Wood and President elect Palma. During his visit to this city Gen. Wood will undoubtedly be consulted by the republican leaders in Congress in regard to economic conditions of Cuba, especially with reference to the legislation necessary to relieve the sugar and other commercial Interests in the island. MAJOR TAYLOR'S SUCCESSOR. Maj. H. M. Kendall Will Be Secretary and Treasurer of Soldiers' Home. Maj. Henry M. Kendall, retired, having been selected by the President for the of fice of secretary and treasurer of the Sol dier's Home, this city, has been directed to enter upon duty accordingly, relieving Maj. Charles W. Taylor, 13th Cavalry re cently promoted, who Is ordered to join his regiment. Maj. Taylor haB been station ed at Soldier's Home since 1898, when he re turned from service in Cuba severely wounded. During the administration of Maj. Tay lor of the office of secretary and treasurer, new stables and splendid greenhouses have been erected and he has done much toward the beautificatlon of the entire reservation. He was appointed to the Military Academy in 1879 from the state of New York. GAVE NO SUCH PLEDGE. Mr. Hull Denies That He Said He Would Not Be Candidate Again. "I should like to state that during my recent campaign for renominatlon I did not make any statement that I would not be a candidate for re-election again." This was the remark of Representative Hull of Iowa, to a Star reporter today, Mr. Hull arrived In Washington from Iowa yester day, and was much surprised to find that reports had been circulated here that he was having a hard time to maintain his political position, and that it had been nec essary for him to make promises of a "last term" nature, Mr. Hull's fight was at no time serious. The only opponent he had confined his work to one county, and retired from the race altogether after a short preliminary skir mish. Continuing on the subject of ante-election promises, Mr. Hull said it was not usually his way to plan his personal affairs so long ahead, and that as yet he had given the matter of his retirement no serious con sideration. AMBASSADOR TO GERMANY. Dr. Hill May Be Chosen if Andrew D. White Retires. There is a general understanding in of ficial circles that Dr. David J. Hill, assist ant secretary of state, will become United States ambassador to Germany in the event of the retirement of Ambassador Andrew D. White. Mr. White will be seventy years of age November 7 next. Assistant Secretary Hill has made a good record in the State Department, and is re garded as well qualified for the Important mssion to Berlin. He is a German scholar and has hud considerable experience in the diplomatic strvice. Mr. Herbert H. D. Peirce, third assistant secretary of state, declines to be considered an aspirant for appointment to the first secretaryship, even should that become vacant through the dispatch of Dr. Hill to Berlin. Mr. Peirce is deeply interested in the considar work of the Department of State which falls to his share, and he says he would not seek or accept the other place mentioned. ASSIGNED TO REGIMENTS. Army Officers Recently Appointed and Promoted. Officers, recently promoted, have been as signed as follows: Col. Charles Morris. Lieut. Col. A. C. Taylor. Major G. F. K. Harrison, to the Coast Artillery; Capts. J. B. Christian, to the !>th Cavalry: W. 1>. Conrad, to the 15th Infantry: Paul Glil dings. to the 17th Infantry; K. S. Walton, to the 19th Infantry; A. T. Smith, to the 12th Infantry: B. H. Merchant, to the 15th In fantry; F. L. Munson, to the 24th Infantry; T. M. Anderson, jr., to the 7th Infantry; J. E. Hunt, to the 25th Infantry: C. 1>. Roberts, to the 7th Infantry, and Leroy Eltlnge, to the 15th Cavalry. Officers, recently appointed, have been as signed to duty as follows: First Lieuts. L. T. Waldron, to the lMth Company, Coast Artillery; Philip Yost, to the H>2d Company, Coast Artillery: Second Lieuts. v?. E. De Sombre, to the 9th Battery. Field Artillery: John Philbriek. to the 2d Company. Coast Artillery; Rex Van Den Corput, to the <Hitli Company, Coast Artillery: L. L. Law son, to the 8th Battery, Field Artillery: A. H. Stevens, to the 03d Company. Coast Artil lery; C. K. N. Howard, to the 01st Com pany. Coast Artillery: G. W. Biegler, to the 7th Cavalry; E. N\ Coffey, to the 12th Cav alry: W. C. Short, to the 25th Infantry: J. B. Shuman. to the 2Sth Infantry, and J. \N . Everington. to the Md Infantry. GOVERNMENT OF PHILIPPINES. The Senate Committee Continues to Work on the Bill. The Senate committee on the Philippines today continued its discussion of the Phil ippine government bill, taking up the ques tions of proceedings in the courts and mu nicipal indebtedness. The provision in re gard to appeals from decisions of the su- 1 preme court of the archipelago to the Su preme Court of the I'nited States was amended so as to permit them in cases in which the value of property involved ex ceeds $5,000. Authority was given to municipalities to contract a bonded indebtedness to the ex tent of 3 ptr cent of their assessed valua tion for the purpose of making public im provements. This provision is general, but a special clause was inserted giving to the city of Manila the privilege of exceeding this indebtedness to the extent of $4,000,OM* for the purpose of instituting a sewer sys tem in that city. The portion of the bill referring to fran chises was read, but no action was taken. Considerable of the time of the meeting was devoted to a discussion of an amend- \ ment suggested by Senator Rawlins provid ing for appeals to the I'nited States Su preme Court in habeas corpus cases, but no action was taken upon it. The questions relating to friars' lands and the regulation of the mineral laws were passed over on account of the absence of some of the members of the committee. MAY REGAIN HIS PLACE. Understood That Capt. Coghlan Will Be Advanced Five Numbers. It is understood that Capt. Jos. B. Cogh lan of "Hoch der Kaiser" fame Is about to be advanced five numbers on the list of naval captains, through the remission by the President of part of the sentence of a court-martial from which he is now suf fering. Years ago, when the captain was a junior officer he clashed with the detail officer of the Navy Department, and for writing a sharp letter, was court-martialed and sentenced to lose eleven numbers in his grade. By the special act rewarding the captains of the I'nited States fleet engaged in the battle of Manila bay. Captain Coghlan re gained some of the lost numbers, and he now seeks to^be completely reinstated in the plai'e on the naval list which he would have occupied save for this indiscretion. This would place Captain Coghlan second on the list of naval captains, just below Captain Sands. Jumping him over Captains Clark, Cook. Wise and Stirling, and he would become a rear admiral in the course of the year through the,retirements of Ad mirals Remey and Farquhar. THE SHEEP AND THE GOATS. Tabulation Completed by the Census Bulletin. The agricultural division of the census has completed its tabulation of the number of eheep and goats on hand June 1. 1000, and the number of fleeces and the weight and value of the clip of wool, mohair and goat hair in the fall of 181)9 and spring of 1900. The chief items of that report fol low: There were in the United States June 1, 1900. 31,919,298 ewes one year and over; 8,018,275 rams and wethers one year and over, and 21,068,238 lambs under one year. From the 39,937,573 ewes, rams and weth ers one year and more were shown in the fall of 1899 and spring of 1900 44.092.943 fleeces of an aggregate weight of 270,991,812 pounds of unwashed wool. Of goats, the census reports a total of all ages of 1,871.252. of which Texas contains the largest number, an aggregate exceed ing one-third of all in the United States, and New Mexico contains the next largest number, a total of 224,130. Exclusive of the kids less than one year old, only a portion of the goats reported are kept for their mohair or goat hair, hence there are report ed only 454.5)32 fleeces of an aggregate weight of 901,328 pounds of unwashed fiber. The total value, as reported for the wool, was 145.723,739, and of the mohair and goat hair $207,804. MR. LTON'S SUCCESSOR. J. R. Halvorsen to Be Superintendent of House Folding Room. The vacancy in the superintendence- of the House folding room, caused by the pro motion of F. B. Lyon to succeed the late W. J. Glenn as doorkeeper, was filled today by the appointment as superintendent of the folding room of Mr. J. R. Halvorsen of Albert Dee, Minn. The place has for some time been regard ed as belonging to New York, and has been considered the personal patronage of the doorkeeper. Mr. Lyon, however, waived this preroga tive and requested Representative Sherman of New York to name one of his constitu ents for the place. Mr. Sherman named Walter F. Scott of Blassvale, N. Y., but as Mr. Scott has had no experience along the line required, it was decided to promote Mr. Halvorsen, who was chief clerk, and appoint Mr. Scott to that position. Mr. Halvorsen is Mr. Tawney'? ap pointee, and has been chief clerk of the House folding room for several years. He lives with his family at 508 2d street southeast. The Philadelphia at Panama The Navy Department has been Informed of the arrival of the cruiser Philadelphia at Panama jestardax* Today advertising is as neces sary to the transaction of cer tain linos of business as steam and electricity are to machin [ cry, and the place to advertise is in a paper like The Evening Star, that is read by everybody | in Washington?rich and poor, the busy man and the man of leisure, alike. FOOD ADULTERATIONS Chemist Wiley Before the House Committee. AN ARRAY OF SAMPLES PROCESSES OF MANUFACTURE OF IMPURE FOODS DESCRIBED. Staple Products Not Adulterated in This Country?Results of His Long Experience. The committee table of the House com mittee on commt rce presented u unique ap pearance this morning when the pure fooil hearing began. I)r. II. \V. Wiley, chief of the bureau of chemistry of the lVpartm* lit of Agriculture, had arranged to take up the time of the committee today, and the display of >.imples of adulterated foods which he presented, appeared to be enough to stock a corner grocery. Dr. Wiley ealously advocated the l>ro sius-Hepburn bill. Before he began t'hair man Hepburn asked if he was familiar with all sections o. this bill, and If so if he would some time during his argument take up the bill section by section and explain it. Dr. Wiley replied that he would be glad to do this. Hdwever, he wished to divide his argument into two sections. Today s talk would be on the subject of adultera tion of foods .?'d tomorrow he would take up the various pending bills. Mr. Wiley said he had been making foo.l adulteration a study for the past ten years; that Congress had made an appropriation for this purpose for the past fifteen years, and he was prepared to give the commit tee the benefit of this'study. Staple Products Not Adulterated. Staple products, such as Hour and sugar. Dr. Wiley said, were not adulterated in tats country, notwithstanding the popular belief that the grocer mixed sand with his sugar and that white earth was mixed In flour. Dr. Wiley exhibited a sample ??f this ground white earth and explained that no attempt had been made to put it on 'he market because the pure product was too plentiful anil cheap in this countr>. In referring to his display of samples. Dr. Wiley said some were pure foods and some adulterated. He lure explained that the Department of Agriculture never publas-v ?i a food as adulterated before notifying tli manufacturer of the particular product ami giving him an opportunity to make a <ie \s an illustration of this Dr. \\ iley said he would refer to the firm of Bishop & t o. of California, which, he said, was one of the most reputable firms of fruit packers in the country. In a certain preser\?-a fruit put up by this firm the department had found red analine dye. A correspond ence with the firm brought out the fact that the packers believed they were using a purely vegetable dye. They sent sampjcs of this dye, which was labeled "pure vege ' "Our ^ analysis showed it to have^ been made of coal" tar. or pure analine dye,' con tinued the doctor, "and we have so not.fled hThe next illustration was an "Ohio wine. It was made from coal tar dye, alcohol and sugar. "It does not contain any product of the vine," said Dr. \\ iley. Fruit Products. Fruit products were next taken up. Dr. Wiley explained that he had been one of those who from the first had maintained that glucose is a wholesome food. When he had first proclaimed this belief he said it made him very unpopular with the honey makers, who then claimed that glu cose, which was used as an adulterant to honev, was poisonous. No one now le garded glucose as injurious to health. There was two uses of the word glu^o^e, explained Dr. Wiley. In chemistry :t means anv liquid sugar, and may apply to any one of half a dozen products, but commercially it means only a single i>ri*i uet, generally made from corn. A sample of irlucose was shown, being a pure wat?r white. heavy sprup. The method of man ufacture of glucose had very materially changed during the past few years, with the result that the article hail been greatly perfected. The old process is still us*d in Europe, and differs from the present method in that in the former way sul phuric acid was used, while now muriatic acid is used, and only a small quantity of that. "A mixture of glucose with food products. I maintain, is not injurious to health," said Dr. Wiley. "Neither is it a fraud." Samples of pure fruit jellies were passed around the committee table for inspection, and Dr. Wiley explained how the housewife made the product. When asked if the sugar was pure, Dr. Wiley replied that, al though sugar was made by a trust. It was pure, almost chemically pure. He said he had never been able to find any adulterated sugar on the market. "How about pulverized sugar* asked Representative Combs. "That is pure also," was the reply. "Doctor, you have rt moved a prejudice from my mind and an apprehension from my stomach." replied the member. Manufacture of Jellies. Dr. Wiley said he should not go into the subject of the manufacture of jams and jelly for commerce. The manufacturers who had testified had told the exact truth. It was a well-known fact that the basis of jelly was apple skins and cores. He also said that large quant'ties of this bl-pro duct of apples was shipped to Europe, where it is said it is used in making cham pagne. . , Some of this apple jelly was pas??d around in jars and under labels showing It had been sold as strawberry preserves and other berry preserves. With the jar was also shown a piece of woolen cloth, colored in various red hues, which showed the coloring matter taken from the jelly, as the cloth in the first instance was white. The strawberry preserves consisted of * large jar of the apple base and glucose, with twelve strawberries distributed through It. ... One of the most persistent and one of the oldest adulterations was shown by two j&rs of what was labeled "pure honey." One jar was the real product and one mads from glucose with a slight quantity of honey in it to supply the flavor. Bottles of pure cane sirup were pre sented to members of the committee to take home, and Dr. Wiley explained that one would have to learn to like this sirup, but after that had been done no sirup would equal it. The difference between molasses and sirup was explained. Ma lasses is the residue after the sugar ass been extracted from the cane while sirup contains all the properties of the cm#. Molasses in order to be pnlatable most be diluted with glucose. v M The bottled sirup shown. Dr. Wiley said, was more in the nature of a home Projwrt than a commercial article, and he wasaia a Dlea for the farmer. He lieved that some way of protecting thisj article from Imitation- should be orovld The difference between beet and cane_we? _,r waa explained to the committee. TM? difference consists solely in an often*** odor which Is very pronounced In raw Mat sugar, And can b* 40t6ctc4 In the rtftiii. This odor comes from the salts of potssfc and other soapy substances tn the beet. Dr. Wiley will continue his testimony to morrow.