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FTBLI8HED DAILY, EXCEPT SUNDAY nan OfSet. 11th fitwet and P?-nsTlTtaia A7emi?i The Ermine Star Newspaper Company. 8. H. KAUiniASN. Prw't. Kex York Office! 128 Tribune Building. Chicago Offico: Boyoe Building. No. 15,318. WASHINGTON, I). C., TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 1902-SIXTEEN PAGES. TWO CENTS. cootball Players "Watchers" at Chicago Election Today. TO WARD OFF FRAUD ?IVELY TIMES EXPECTED IN THE FIKST WARD. R.uhhouse John Coughlin a Candidate for Re-Election?Regular Police Sent Away. "IIICAiiO. April 1?The "off year" al imanic ele i tion is being held hert today. Ihe- polls opened at o'clock anil will close [' 4 o'clock. The early vote was light, as ?1 been expected. The hottest light has . n waged in th. tirst ward where Alder iti Coughlin, h. tter known in many cities "Bathhouse John." is running for re . tion against David L. Frank, who has support of the reform organizations, l.e Frank fore s have made many charges ' illegal r> gistration against the Coughlin tup. and on somt of them the grand jury is acted. A feature of the day In the first ward was absence of regular policemen on their customed beats. A complaint was made > the mayor that the regular policemen ???? working for Coughlin. Yesterday the i.iyor issued an order transferring the po ? tmen for the time being, and bringing ito the ward policemen from the outside i.-tricts who could have no affiliations ith e ith< r camp. College Athletes for Watchers. Among the "watchers" at the polls in ie tirst ward, which includes the Tender district were eighty or more college Metes, chosen by the Municipal Voters' ague to head off any attempts at illegal ction tactics. Among those who report 1 today were John E. Webb, a former Cnl rsity of Chicago tackle; Hight Guard i hbons Flannagan, another Maroon ath ? "Jimmy" Sheldon, O. E. Atwood, arc. ~ Bedall. E. E. Perkins, Fred Speik ,d Kei. rg Speed, all foot ball players, ?d others fiom the Midway institution, mons the "watchers'" chosen from Xorth i stern l.'niversity are the De itz brothers, ich weighing over pounds. The com iiiy of college watcher- slept downtown st night and w . re at the polls tarlv to y. Beside s ;h vein .is m? ntionrd. they Northwestern I'niversity Law boo^ Morgan l'ark Academy and the iimr.l of all these institutions. Besides th. vote for aldi rmi n. the citizens e voting r',.r ..r against the abolishmtnt tow nship governm>i ts within the- city, le township govt mments are relics of uCago ?? smalh r ilajs. A se-.parate ballot was provided 11? allow ers to express their opinion regarding :: ? nr. I ? vvn. rship of p-;bii,- utilitie s and ?? nomination of party candidates by di et viit. of the- people. EE LUTHERAN CONFERENCE. *ning Sermon at Philadelphia by Dr. M. W. Hamma. 111. A DEI-PHI A, April *1?The Free . 9-ran conference, composed of repre itutlves of th- general synod, the gen ii c-lined and the united synod of the :h. began he re today and will continue e days. The opening sermon was ?ached by M. \V. Hamma, D.D., of ushingi'in, D. C. V.-.iie some of the topics to b.- dlscusseil do.-trinal, they are for the most part ic:i.-il In character and are concerned ih ? ; - ions of administration and the .I.',- n.s which arise in the work of devel ' g th. resources of the church. 'h- i tit". r. : ? - was orga:iiZ".l, with the owing secretarit s: K- vs. VVm. M. Baum. Canajoharic. N. Y.; Andrew S. Fic >rn Norrist.iWU, Pi., aid A. D. It. idler. Staunton. Va. I h?- following papers were read and dis ' se-.| a; th* morning session: J;;- lig ation by Faith." I.. <1. M. Miller. ?<.. Koaaofce. Va.: "The Doctrine of Jus Eaiioii In Its R-l.itions." i'rof. J. W. hard, D.D., Gettysburg. Pa.; "The lte r?n "f Young People's Societies to the igr. c.itlon," It- V C. Armand Miller, v V..rk, I PRICE OF COAL REDUCED I .thracite Will Be Fifty Cents Cheaper During April. I 'TITI.ADELPM1A, April 1 ?Annotince ?nt was made- today by the officials of Philadelphia and Heaillng Hallway that thrncite coal prices have been reduced <-e>nts a teen. This reel need price will be force during April only. On May 1. 1<? its a ton v.ill !>?? a?lil?-el and equal lncrcas will be- maele- oil the lirst days of June, August and Septembe r, after which e the- old price schedule will again be in (V. Ketall dealers will announce the luction in price in a few days. Th.- rcdu'-tioM is ordered by the anthracite U. oeiation. Similar act ton was taken April ' l!H>t. The.- -irtular letters announcing the. re ce.l pi |ces we re- s. nt nut to custome rs ' n.^:.!^1. ..ang- from the- rate-s of the ?! riri-uSr is the- a<t\ nice on egg and ?k. n coal l."> to "S> cents a ton, si? as to ake these sizi s equal in pri'e to the stove I'ul nut coal. This, the- Reading officials i>. is .lone to equalize the price here with use- ruling in the west. ATTEMPT TO KILL M. TREPOFF. -efect of Police at Moscow Has Nar row Escape. ST I'ETEKSBl'RG. April 1.?The police f??t ?>f Moscow. M. Trepoff. had a nar vv escape from assassination yesterday. IVhile receiving visitors, a governess named (lart suddenly drew a revolver, placed its izzle at the official's breast and pulled trigger. The weapon, however, missed In the subsequent excitement, the tman tried to escape, but was arrested, is believed that the attempt was con ?ted with the recent student troubles. Vhile the Mirgorod regiment was parad ; on the barracks aqtltre at KiefT. yes day. <"apt Sofronoff shot and killed ut. Orodski for maligning the former's nily. (INKS PALMA WILL BE KILLED . Lee Talks of Political Situation in Cuba. l?l IMi;iilrh to The Eve-Din* Star. Jl.l'MBl'S. Ohio. April 1.?When Gener Fltzhugh Lee was here last week he 1 to Governor Nash that he did not be ^ T Estrada Talma, the president-elect *uba. would dare to go to Cuba to as " the governorship. If he did he would ebly be killetl, so strong was the feel against the election in Cuba. He ex .ned that the Cubans believed the elec l was manipulated by the l.'nited States, y had nothing personally against Palma. REPORTED TO SENATE BILL TO ESTABLISH UNIVERSITY OF THE UNITED STATES. Institution. Devoted to Higher Educa tion?Former Naval Observatory Grounds for Site From the committee to establish a uni versity of the United States, Senator De boe, its chairman, today reported with out amendment Senate bill to estab lish a university of the United States. The bill provides that the government of the university shall be vested in a board of regents, to be composed of the Presi dent of the United States, who shall ?be president of the board; the chief justice of the United States, who shall be vice pres ident of the board; the commissioner of education; the president of the university; the secretary of the Smithsonian Institu tion; the president of the National Acad emy of Sciences; the president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; the president of the American Social Science Association; the president of the National Educational Association; the president of the American Association of Agricultural Colleges and Experiment Sta tions; the president of the American His torical Society; the president of the "Wash ington Academy of Sciences and the presi dents of the state universities and of such other universities as provide graduate courses sufficient to entitle thom to confer the degree of master of arts, together with six other citizens, who. with their succes sors, shall be appointed by the President of the United States by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. Facilities Open to All. The lectures and other opportunities and facilities provided by the university shall be open to all persons who, in the judg ment of the president of the university, shall be deemed competent to use them; but admission to candidacy for any degree in the university shall be only for those who shall have at least such attainments as are represented by a master's degree properly conferred. Degrees, certificates for work actually done, and any other recognition deemed advisable, may be conferred by the board of regents, due regard being had to the in terests of other Institutions of learning and to the importance of encouraging high standards. The university shall have authority to es tablish with other institutions of instruc tion, research and investigation such co operative relations as shall be deemed mu tually helpful and advantageous to the pub lic interest. Site for the University. The grounds in this city which were f'.e-ignated by President Washington as a site for; a national university, and which for this reason were long known as Uni versity Square and recently occupied by the naval observatory, are granted to the corporation, to be utilized for the benefit of the university in such manner as the beard of regents may deem proper. The government of the United States shall also grant to members of the uni versity such use of its grounds, conserva tories, museums, libraries, galleries, labora tories. observatories, and all other facili ties for graduate study, research and in vestigation as can be accorded without det riment to the public service, the university itself being subject to requisitions from the government at any time for such scientific investigations and reports, at the public t cost to the extent of actual expenses in | curred, as may be practicable and as the Congress; the President of the United Statesc, or the head of ar.y department of the government shall deem desirable. Ail gifts and bequests of money to the university, unless otherwise directed by the donor, shall be invested in bonds of the i'nited States so far as may be consistent i with the conditions of such gifts or be quests. LIUET. PARKERS CASE. 1 Record Transmitted With the Repri mand of Gen. Brooke. j Gen. Brooke, commanding the department j of the east, has transmitted to the War De j partment the record in the case of First I Lieut. William M. Parker, 11th Infantry, who was tried and convicted by a general court-martial held .at Ponce. P. R., of which Lieut. Col. J. M. K. Davis, Artillery Corps, was president, and Capt. A. C. Blunt, Ar | tillery Corps, was judge advocate, of con ? duct to the prejudice of good order and mil i itarv discipline, in violation of the t>l'd ar | ticltf of war. In the specifications of the case it is re | cited that the accused was drunk and dis orderly in the quarters of Second Lieut. G. ! R. Crawford. 11th Infantry, and that he ; assaulted and applied an opprobrious epi i thet to a citizen of Porto Rico without | cause or provocation. Lieut. Parker was sentenced "to be repri manded by the reviewing authority and to be confined to the limits of the command where his company may be serving for six months, and to forfeit one-half his pay for I the same period." In approving the sentence of the court, ! Gen. Brooke says: "In complying with that ; part of the sentence which directs a repri mand to be administered, the reviewing authority informs Lieut. Barker that his off'uses have not failed to attract serious notice, and admonishes him that his indulgence in the disgraceful habit drinking to excess is calculated to equally unfit him for the military service and for the society of gentle men. And particularly is his conduct rep rehensible with r?-speet to the place where the offenses were committed, for an officer by such ai ts brings his native country into disrepute in the minds of a people who have so recently been brought under its government." DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE. 0. P. Austin and C. A. T. Lewis Before House Committee. O. P. Austin, chief of the bureau of sta tistics of th? Treasury Department, and C. A. T. Lewis, representing New York insurance companies, were heard by the commerce committee of the House today on the department of commerce bill. .Mr. Austin called attention to the neces sity of a reorganization of the statistical work of the government, but made no spe cific recommendations along that line. Mr. Lewis appeared for the purpose of urging the necessity of a bureau of insur ance to be established In the new depart ment. The hearings will continue tomor row. PROTOCOL WITH COLOMBIA. Secretary Hay Brings Document t? Attention of President. Secretary Hay today laid before the Pres ident the Colombian protocol, submitted to him yesterday, and the document will be made the subject of careful study by the chief executive. It is expected that some changes will have to be made by the Co lombian minister before the protocol Is re garded as in proper shape for transmittal to Congress. When that stage Is reached it will go, not In the shape of a treaty re quiring senatorial action, but will be sent forward simply as a part of the informa tion which Congress should have before 1: in dealing with isthmian canal matters. Nominations of Immigration Officers to Go in Tomorrow. HOPE FOR HARMONY A PROMOTION ASKED FOR THE MINISTER TO CHILE. Supposed Conference on Matters Re lating to the Philippines?Hold Up of Postmaster Happy. The cabinet was not in session a long time today and discussed a few matters of general interest. Stcretary Hay told of the progress already made in obtaining proposi tions as to the two canal routes across the isthmus. The administration, it is stated, detires to push these matters forward so as to have them in shape for submission to Congress at an early date, so that the latter body may be enabled to act with the full facts before it. There was a discussion of the treasury regulations governing the return of the soldiers who are in Cuba, and the effects of these regulations in the matter of bring ing back furniture and other things. A clear understanding will be given the troops as to just what they will be at liberty to bring back from Cuba to this country. Immigration Commissioners. President Roosevelt gave some time to day to arranging the nominations he will send to the Senate of the two immigra tion offices of importance?commissioner general of immigration in Washington, held at present by T. V. Powderly, and com missioner of immigration at the port of New York, now held by Thomas Fitchie, The President conferred with Joseph Mur ray, who is slated for assistant com missioner to succeed Mr. McSweeney. Mr. Murray now lives in New York city, where he is well known. He was at one time < us todian of the state house and other state buildings at Albany, and once a mcmKr of the excise board. He is a close and warm friend of the President, and is said to be a man of ability. The understanding is that William Williams of New York will succeed Mr. Fitchie and that Frank P. Sargent will succeed T. V. Powderly. The nominations will dispose of a disagreeable and difficult problem and the President will feel easier when the new officers are sworn in and begin upon their new duties. He hopes and expects to see a change in the policy regarding immigration affairs and desires less complaint as to the man agement of the whole question. He will not permit friction such as that which has existed for several years and which has led to the changes that are to be made. He wmts harmony in the exe cution of immigration laws and intends that there shall not be discord that will be Injurious. Mr. Williams Accepts. It was announced this afternoon that William Williams had accepted the offer of the position of commissioner of immigra tion. Mr. Williams Is a graduate of Yale of the class of '84: a graduate of the Harvard law school and is now engaged in the practice of law. He was associate counsel with ex Secretary John W. Foster in the Bering sea arbitration. He went from New York lo Porto Rico In the Spanish war as a private with his troop, and was promoted to be major in the quartermaster's department. He was put in charge of a transport, which he handled so well as to win the praise of his superiors. Mr. Williams is a man of in dependent means, a member of the house committee of the T'niversity Club of New York; he is a strong republican, and has been an active member of the Twenty-ninth District Republican Organization. The appointment of an assistant commis sioner is not made by the President direct, being under the commissioner at New York. Mr. Murray will he appointed by Mr. Wil liams. Kind Words for Mr. McSweeney. The friends of Mr. McSweeney, the as sistant commissioner, have not given up the fight for him, and some powerful influence is being exerted at the last minute in his behalf. He is represented as having the good will and respect of all the churches and church workers around Ellis Island. He has given a favorable impression to a number of prominent men. and an effort will be made to prevent his having to go or having him transferred to some other good place. His position is really under the civil service. A Promotion for Mr. Wilson. Senator Foster of Washington had a talk with President Roosevelt today about trans ferring to a more Important field the pres ent minister of this country to Chile, Henry Wilson. Senator Foster would like to have Mr. Wilson transferred to the Spanish mis sion or to the new mission at Havana, Cuba. Senator Foster spoke to the Presi dent about Mr. Wilson's record, pointing to it as one of the best in the service of the government. Mr. Wilson is a brother of ex-Senator Wilson of Washington, and an interesting fact is that very recently the latter and Senator Foster were at logger heads as to appointments in Washington, so much so that newspapers represented the two men as irrevocably apart oh every thing political pertaining to Washington. That Senator Foster has seen fit to earnest ly urge the promotion of the brother of the former senator is regarded as at least sig nificant. An Early Morning Conference. Secretary Hay and Senator Bevc-ridge were In conference with President Roose velt for half an hour this morning on an important matter, presumably relating to the Philippines. The selection of a com mission to visit the Philippines and Rome to discuss the question of the purchase by this country of the lands of the friars is thought to have been one of the matters touched upon, inasmuch as Senator Bev erldge is so well posted as to conditions in the Philii?pines and at the same time is personally regarded so highly by the Presi dent. Senator Deboe of Kentucky saw the Pres ident regarding the hold-up in the Senate of the nomination of J. H. Happy as post master at May field, Ky. Senator Deboe'a friends are disposed to charge this hold-up to John R. Procter of the civil service com mission. It is alleged by thein that Mr. Procter is makhig himself prominent in connection with Kentucky altairs, especial ly in post office matters. Charles G. Bennett, the secretary of the Senate, introduced to the President Alfred Clayton Cole, one of the officers of the Bank of England. Charles Mascord, who has for a long time been the butler tor Captain Cowies. has been appointed as an usher at the White House to fill the vacancy caused by the promotion of Mr. Stone to chie-f usher. Mr. Mascord is an Englishman. Invited to a Reception! A committee composed of Dr. G. L. Ray mond. Dr. Frank Sewall and R. L. O'Brien, all of this city, waited on the President today to invite him to be present at a re ception to be tendered here to the Amer- | lean Social Science Association, which I meets in Washington between April 21 and I The President Is a member of this association. The committee, which called upon him is looking after the arrange ments for the meeting of the association. Pardon Application* Acted On. The President Saturday denied twelve ap plications for pardon, and granted clem ency in six cases, as follows: He commuted to a term, of imprisonment to expire April 1, 1<K)2, the sentence of Stephen Bussell, now serving a life term in the Ohio penitentiary for murder. He has already served the equivalent of a twenty-two years' sentence. He was orig inally sentenced to be hanged, but his sentence was commuted to life imprison ment by President Harrison upon the ground that he was not guiltv of willful, premeditated murder. The Attorney Gen v? <Jn tr?P?"ln& upon the case to the TnH 1 the same view of the case, n? ;.m f'lng that Buss?? was not guilty V1'1 fu1, , premeditated murder, thinks ishcd Prisoner has been sufficiently pun Samuel Smith, a boy convicted of steal ing postage stamps in the northern dis ? Georgia and serving a 4-year term n the reform school of the District of Co lumbia, was pardoned. He has served the greater part of his sentence, and one of his eyes was accidentally destroyed by an other prisoner The board of trustees of the reform school and the Pnited States f1j-t?"ley anf trial judge recommended his Attorney General con curred in the recommendation. Owen Donnelly, who was sentenced to imprisonment for ninety days in the work house for vagrancy, had his sentence com muted to expire immediately. It appeared Donnelly, an inmate of the Soldiers' t? ? Hampton, Va., came to Washing ton to undergo a medical examination, be came intoxicated, and was sent down for ninety days for vagrancy. His sentence nil* so that he might return to the Soldiers' Home. The sentence of Bud Miller, who was convicted of horse theft in the Indian ter ritory and on November 13, 1800, was sentenced to imprisonment for five years to lmPrisonment for two S,ta ' allowances for good behavior. The recommendation of the Attorney Gen nnwii i Upon the ?Pin'on that !n this particular case the minimum sentence of ii\ e years was excessive. The President also pardoned, in order to lottnf wf CiV.n riKhts' J:>mes H. Tourtil jr., of Chicago? PttCr J ^"^han. MORE PAY OFFICERS FOR NAVY. Mr. Hale Introduces Bill at the Re quest of Secretary Long. A billVas introduced in the Senate today by Mr. Hale .providing that hereafter the active list of the pay corps of the navy shall consist of thirteen pay directors, six teen pay inspectors, seventy paymasters, not less than twenty-three of whom shall be of the grade of lieutenant commander, paymaffeVs.PaSS6d assistant atl(J assistant , .??vi?on K\made that assistant pavmas shall JZ,lhrP6, yea"' service a7?h, afte Passing the examination re ; . b-v ,law- be eligible to promotion to passed assistant paymasters. bi" Wils introduced nt the request of he Wi^-nP; "! Xa' ? state.s thai the legislation is desired bj fhe paymaster general in order that ships and sStlons times provided with pa- facers at all TO CONVENE 12 j ? ius. Congress for Repression of the Trade in White Slaves. The State Department has received from the French embassy here notice of a pro posed congress for the international re pression of the whiKe-slave trade, the "tralte des blanches," to be convened at Paris June 16 next. A tentative program of questions to be discussed before the con gress is submitted, anj an invitation is ex tended to the government of the United States to be represented. The first con jee* 1??mhLS Charac,ter' htla in London in exPrf,ssed the desire that an in tcrnational atfre?>ment might b* effected in ? ? "iiCV as far as possible the same d. gree of punishment for the en cement or kidnaping of wom,n or girls and ftir fh i'USe^?f- authority, or violence, honJ?nfm ad"lission and retention in houses of ill repute, and to permit the ex tremes" partUs ^.international FOUNDER OF G. A. R. Senate Resolution to Permit Erection of a Statue in His Memory. Mr. Wetmore, from the committee on the library, today reported a joint resolution granting permission for tho erection of a monument or statue in this city in honor of the late Benjamin F. Stepiwnson, foun der of the Grand Army of the Republic. The joint resolution provides that this monument may be erected on any of the public reservations other than the grounds of the Capitol or Library of Congress, to be designated by the Secretary of War, the joint committee on the library, the superintendent of public buildings and grounds and the committee of the Grand Army of the Republic, appointed by it for that purpose. statue and pedestal are to cost not JoSth $13,000 and are to bs presented n? ?tople ?/ Vhe TJnlte<1 States by the Grand Army of the Republic. Benjamin F. Stephenson was born in Illinois, October 30, 1H22, and was sureeon 14th Illinois Infantry. He orfa? ! iJu* raa ^ri2y of the Republic April Q. 1806, at Springfield, 111. He died at Rockcreek, 111., August 30, 1871. TO BE REPORTED. Senate Committee Approves Latest Draft of Railroad Hi? The Senate District committee this after noon voted unanimously to report to the 'hf steam railroad hill ii, ,he form in which it was published yesterday. FULL PARDON FOR THOMPSON. Gov. Wood Also Reipits fine of Ha vana's Convicted Postmaster. The War Department is Informed that Gen. Wood, military governor of Cube, has granted a full pardon to Edward P-. Thomp j;T^ltteJ' the fin? ?f messed against him. Thompson figured in the Cuban postal frauds. Illness of Mr. Cumndngs. Representative Amos J. Cummings of New York Is 111 at his residence. 40 B street northeast, with an affection of the kidneys. Although he Is not in immediate danger, his friends are apprehensive of the outcome Inquiry at Mr. Cummings' resi dence this afternoon developed tie fact that there had been no change la his iondition. - Dinsmore Sure o? Benomtaation. Representative Dinsmore of Kansas to day received a telegram from his district announcing that his renomluatlon was as The first reports from Arkansas in dicated that he had been defeated. Gen. MacArthur Will Testify. The hearings on the situation in the Phil ippine archipelago, which were interrupted by the direct consideration of the Philippine government bill, will be resumed neat Mon da> with Gen. MacArthur u a witness. Meeting With Boer Peace Envoys Expected Soon. DE WET'S MEN IN NET BRITISH TRAIN DERAILED AND THIRTY-NINE MEN KILLED. Also a Disaster Near Heidelberg in Which the Boers Killed Six Men. PRETORIA, Monday, March 31.?Presi dent Steyn and Gen. Delarey have been lo cated, and a meeting between them and Acting President Scha Ik-Burger is expected to be arranged without further delay. It is reported that Gen. Botha will also attend the conference. Commandant Mears has sent in word that his command will abide by the decision of the Boer government. Commandant De Villiers, who has been operating in the Klmberley district, has sent in a flag of truce, asking for terms. The peace movement, however, has In no way interfered with the military operations. The British are again sweeping the north west districts of the Orange River Colony, where It is believed they have about a thousand of Gen. De Wet's men within thy cordon. Talk of a General Surrender. HEIDELBERG Transvaal, Monday, March 31.?Commandant Alberts has call?'d a meeting of the Boers in his district, to take place thirty-five miles east of The Springs' station, in order to discuss the proposal for a general surrender. It is said that General Hans Botha lias summoned a similar meeting at Amsterdam. A party of constabulary ami native scouts was ambushed n*-ar here March 30. Six of the party were killed. The Boers eluded pursuit. Surrenders are occurring daily in the Standerton district. Disaster to British Train. PRETORIA. April 1.?Thirty-nine British soldiers were k111 and forty-five were In jured in a railroad wreck, March near Barberton. Transvaal colony. LONDON. April 1.?The war office is re porting the railroad wreck at Barberton, Transvaal colony, merely says that it was accidental. The victims nearly all b longed to the Hampshire regiment. ELEVEN SAILORS DROWNED. Collision Bet-ween Two Steamers in the English Channel. LONDON, April 1.?Eleven men were | drowned as the result of a collision this morning near the Nab Lightship, between J the channel passenger steamer Alma and the British ship Cambrian Princess. Capt. Roberts from Peru for Antwerp. The lat ter sank immediately and eleven of her crew perished. The Alma returned to South ampton badly damaged. The collision occurred at 2:30 a. m.. dur ing foggy weather. The Alma struck the Cambrian Princess on the starboard quart er ripping her side wide open. The ship heeled over and sank in four minutes. The eleven survivirs were hauled on board the Alma- by means of ropes. The steamers bows were badly stove In. The Cambrian Princess was built, at Southampton in 1S77. Slu- was of 1,275 tons net register, and was owned by W. Thomas & Co. of Liverpool. CARRIAGE RUN DOWN BY TRAIN. Three of the Occupants Killed, An other Fatally Hurt. ST. MARYS, Kansas, April 1.?A carriage j containing four persons was run down early . today at Bonds Crossing, two miles west j of Rossville, by Union Pacific passenger train No. 3, westbound. Three of the occu- i pants were killed and one is pernaps fatally inqured. The dead?Fred. Smith, Edward Smith and Miss Minnie Mainey. Mrs. Fred Smith may recover, although at 0 o'clock this morning she was still un conscious and in a delirious condition. Mrs. Smith is a bride of two days, having been married last Sunday. Miss Minnie Mainey was to have been married next Sunday to Edward Smith, who was also killed. The young people had been to St. Marys to attend a dance and were return ing home when the accident occurred. The bodies of the killed were terribly mangled and Miss Mainey's head was completely severed from her body. Both the horses were instantly killed and the carriage was completely splintered. The engineer did not see the carriage until after the engine had struck it. He immediately stopped his train and the victims were taken on board and were carried to St. Marys and from there taken to Rossville, where they lived. MAYOR JOHNSON'S AMBITION. Cleveland Mayor Would Like Nomina tion for Presidency. Special Dispatch to The Evening Star. CLEVELAND, Ohio, April 1.?Mayor Tom Johnson has returned from New York and announced that he will help make one of the hottest fights in the ^municipal cam paign here that he has ever waged. He has a great personal and political interest in the issue of the election here next Mon day, as its results will probably deternrne whether Mayor Johnson will be a candidate for governor a year from next fall. The mayor's close friends announce that he has positively decided to be a candidate for the democratic nomination for the presi dency, but that he will not enter the con test for governor if the republicans carry this city next week. Fifteen thousand wo men have registered here for the school election. Coinage During March. The statement of the coinage executed at the mints of the United States during the month of March, 1902. issued by the direc tor of the mint, shows a total coinage of 93,183,734, as follows: Gold. $1,557; silver, $2,965,577; minor coins, $216,000. Owing to the .death of the melter and re finer at the San Francisco mint, no coin age was executed there during the month. Deep Snow in Alleghanies. Special Dispatch to The Evemlng Star. CUMBERLAND, Md., April 1.?There has been a fall of snow eighteen inches deep in the Georges Creek mining region, about Midland and Lonaconlng. It is now snow ing at Cumberland and the mountains hereabout are white. High winds prevail ed last night and did some destruction In the western part of the county. Steamship Arrival. At New "York?La Bretagne from Harve. GEN. MILES TO ATTEND WILL ADDRESS THE GOOD ROADS CONVENTION. Many Public Men Will Go to Char lottesville. Va., on Special Train Thursday. Lieutenant General Nelson A. Miles to day accepted ail invitation to be present at the convention of the Jefferson Memo rial and Interstate Good Roads Association at Charlottesville, Va.. on Thursday of this week, lie will be accompanied by Lieuten ant Colonel Henry H. Whitney, one of his aids-de-camp, and will go on the special train provided l>y the Southern railroad, which will leave the Baltimore and Poto mac depot at o'clock a.m. President Spencer and other otlicials of the Southern railroad will also accompany the party, which will Include senators, representatives and public men to the number of about a hundred. Gen. Miles to Speak. General Miles will address the conven tion. He will g;ive some of his experiences with the Indians on the western frontier and explain how much easier the Indians could have been subdued if the army had had better roads. Gov. Montague of Vir ginia will also make an address. Among; those who have promised to speak 1 are: Senators Daniel ami Martin of Vir ginia, Secretary of Agriculture James L. Wilson, Representative DeArmond of Mis souri. Senator Manna of ohio, Representa tive Sulzer of New York. President Spencer of the Southern railroad. Senator Doliiver of Iowa, Representative Charles F. Dick of Ohio. United States Commissioner of Lands Binger Hermann, Representative Tongue of Oregon. Senator Teller of Colo rado, Senator Bacon of Georgia, Senator Mitchell of Oregon. Representative Moody of North Carolina. Representative Hay of Virginia. Senator Simmons of North Caro lina, Representative Lamb of Virginia. Senator Patterson of Colorado and others who have evinced interest in the subject of betur roads. Gen. Lee Will Preside. Mr. Martin Dodge, director of public roads Inquiries of the Department of Agri culture. and Mr. W. H. Moore of Chicago, president of the National Good Roads As sociation. who have been for months ar ranging for the convention, will be present and will address the convention. The convention will be called to order tomorrow at 2 p.m.. by General Fitznugh Lee, president of the Jefferson Memorial Road Association, and Governor Montague will welcome the people in attendance. There will be two sessions of the conven tion each day. During the past ten days a large force of men with improved machinery ha-s been at work constructing a tine roadbed from Charlottesville toward the old home of President Thomas Jefferson. Those who at tend the convention will be given an ocular demonstration of what the Jefferson Me morial and Good Roads Association hopes to accomplish. SIXTENTH STREET CASE. Judge Hagner Confirms the Award of the Jury. Justice Hagner of the Supreme Court of the Distriet of Columbia shortly before '! o'clock this afternoon announced his ruling in the ltfth street extension case. The court stated that the award of the jury of ap praisers will be contirmed and that all the exceptions tiled thereto will be overruled. GENERAL BOARD OF EDUCATION. Favorable Report on Bill Creating the Same. The Senate committee on education today authorized a favorable report on the bill creating the general education board, the object of which is to be the "promotion of education within the Pnited States without distinction of race, sex or creed." The first numbers of the board are designated in the hill and are Win. 11. Baldwin, jr.; J. L. M. Curry, Frederick T. Gates, Daniel C. Gil man. Morris K. Jesup, Robert C. Ogdtn. Walter H. Page, George Foster Peabody ana Albert Shaw. TO HOSPITAL FOR INSANE. Steps Taken to Have Mrs. Dennis Transferred There. It is stated that Mrs. Ada Gilbert Dennis, the dressmaker who was so brutally as saulted nearly four months ago, may be transferred from Garfield Hospital to the Hospital for the Insane this week. The at tending physicians are satisfied that her mind will never be restored, and there seems to be nothing more to be done for her at the hospital. Her wounds have ail healed, and she is apparently stronger than she was a month ago. It is reported that the patient is very noisy at times and that her conduct inter feres with the proper treatment of other patients. The physicians at the hospital are anxious to have her removed from there, and this afternoon steps were taken in the direetion of having her transferred as stated. Reports of physicians on her mental condition will probably be made to morrow. Mrs. Merchant, who was appointed by the court to look after the affairs of the un fortunate woman, will probably be consult ed before any definite action is taken. She may prefer to have Xlrs. Dennis cared for at a private institution. SENT TO SAMANA BAY. The Machias Ordered to San Domingo Waters. At the request of the State Department, which has received rather disquieting re ports from Santo Domingo, the Navy De- ? partment has ordered the gunboat Machias. now at San Juan, Porto Rico, to proceed at [ once to the seat of trouble. The situation is ! not believed here to be serious, but it was j deemed advisable to dispatch the gunboat j as a measure of precaution. Samana bay, j Santo Domingo, for which the Machias will j head, is about a day's run from San Juan. | DISTRICT CODE AMENDMENTS. Hearing Will Be Had Before House Committee Tomorrow. A hearing on the proposed amendments to the District code will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock in the room of the House committee on the District of Colum bia. The code amendments, which have pass ed the Senate, are now before the sub committee on judiciary of the District committee, and the hearing will be con ducted by Chairman Jenkins of this sub committee. It is the desire of the committee to hear all interested in these amendments to morrow A Marine's Death at Cavite. Rear Admiral Wildes, commanding the Asiatic squadron, has informed the Navy Department of the death of Private John J. Sullivan of the 1st Regiment of Marines at Cavite, on the 30th ultimo, from a self-in flicted gunshot wound. "I wouldn't like to run the risk of not using Tha Star." (Signed) J. J. GOULD. . - GRANT MEMORIAL Models Being Placed in Cor coran Art Gallery. COMPETING ARTISTS WERE ORIGINALLY THIRTY-SIX, BUT SEVEN WITHDREW. Cost of Completed Monument Limited to Amount of Appropriation, $250,000?Six to Be Selected. In the basement of the Corcoran Art Gal l?*r> today workmen were busy placing in position the twenty-nine plaster models submitted by hading sculptor* mid archi tects of the country in competition for tha contract of erecting a memorial or statu? of Gen. I lyases S. Grant, in accordance with 'he act of Congress appropriating $2A0,ilQ0 for that purpose. The monument commis sion. of which Co' Theodore A Bingham is a member, met at the gallery at o'< lock. The commission hope* to reach a conclu sion as to the most suitable m<?dcl within a few weeks. The models will l>c open to the public In a few days. List of Competing Artists. The following is a complete correct**! list of artists who have entered the competition for submitting models for the construction of the Grant memorial or statue: DouglaM Tilden, Oakland. Cal ; Franklin Simmons of Rome. Italy; Waldo Story. Rome, Italy; Melva Beatrice Wilson and I. Amateis, Washington. I>. C.; Burr C Miller. Wllkea barre. Pa.. Cyrus W Cobb. Boston, Mass.. H. K Bush-Brown. Newburg. N Y.. Caro line Shawk Brooks. St L,ouis. Mo.. F. E. Triebel. Gordon B. Pike. Allien Jaegers. Solon II. Borgltim. Cyrus K I'allin. War ren. Wet more A.- Morgan, H. M Shrody, Wilkinson & Magonigla. Charles Henry Niehaus, J. Masscv Rhind. I.op. *. Robb A Hornbostel. W. W. Manatt, John Francis Brines. Ma* Bachman. John J Boyle, II II. Kltson. G. K. Thompson. John I?ono ghue. Cutzon Borglutn and J II Friedland er. New York city. There were originally thirty-six entrants, but seven of the artists withdrew for vari ous reasons. Those who withdrew were F W. Ruchst reebel. F Klwell. Azndore Kentl. Ijordand Hewitt. Washington Hull. A Min ister Proctor, and George Kellar, all of New York. Cost Limited by Law. The cost of the statue or memorial is lim ited by law to liVi.itmt, including the entire expense of excavation, foundation. j?-de?tal, the statue or memorial, and .til espenses in cidental to tin- ? rcction of the statue or memorial ready for unveiling Models sub mitted, enlargement of which cannot in the judgment of the commission be elected "f first-class material and in a frst-elass man ner for the sum of fJKMoi. will n it be con sidered. Artists are required to submit with their models u plan for the improve ment of the grounds pon w nich th> st.ii e or memorial is to be located, said plan showing their relation to the completed work, but the cost of the improv. ment of the ground is not to be included in the cost of the statue or memorial. The statue or memorial itself must represent the charac ter and individuality of 'ttie subject. All models will be held for delivery to. or upon the orders of. the artist for two weeks after notice of tinal decision. After the ex piration of that period, .the commission w .1 he at liberty to destroy the mod> Is. Subject to the above anil other provisions, thf Commission will first select from ail the models submitted six which they con sider the most meritorious and will pay to each of the six artists submitting the models thus selected. $l.<"<o The final se lection will be made from the six thus chosen. Location of Monument. The statue or memorial is to be located in the tract of ground known as th> White 1-ot. or the President's Park. ^ either on the line of the south axis of the State, War and Navy building. In a plot de scribed a-" follows: "A parcel of land bounded on the w?st by 17th street; on the north by the roadway to the south of the State. War and N'av^ building, on the south by the south building line of 1> strict, if extendi d; and on the east by the existing roadways to tin- southwest of the White House grounds and the northwest of the oval; or on a plot of land farming part of the oval, on the northerly side thereof, on the south axis of the White Hons", and tli ? north of the south build ing line of It stru t if extended. The selection of the site will be one of of the elements to be considered in the competition. All designs for the site last mentioned must be of such a character as to bo subordinate to the White Ho ise .t self and the other features of the land scape at present existing. Designs may be submitted for either site, or for both. CONGRESSIONAL LIBRARY. About 3.000 Have Visited It Daily During the Winter. The records of visitors to the Congres sional Library building Indicate that throughout the past winter about 3 peo ple have gone In the handsome structure every day. This number includes every visitor, but employes of the building are not counted by the watchmen at the three entrances. This record is kept by the watchmen by means of a small counting machine about the sire of a watch, and which they hold in one hand. A pressure of the thumb records a number, and the process of counting incoming visitors can go on about as rapidly as a watch ticks. Nearly all the visitors enter the main west ern entrance, about ,VK? a day going in the basement door on that side of the building, and perhaps a hundred gaining admission by the east entrance, the existence of which is known to but a few people. Th" number of visitors includes readers in the library, but of the total of tt.iHK) dally visitors it is supposed that over 2.0U0 are sightseers, who come to see the beauties of the handsome building. This record shows a great falling off in the number of pilgrims to thi bookish shrine since the building has added a few years to its age. Five years ago it was new and unknown to the gnat army of travelers, as well as to the people of this city. Visitors went there frequently and admired the beauties of archit cture and studied the mural paintings that adorn the walls and ceilings. Then the record showed that an average of people a day went jn the three entrances. The building was then open only eight hours daily, but now, when it is accessible to the public thirteen hours a day, the average has. fallen off al most a third. The handsome structure still holds its place as the most beautiful of the government buildings, and every day It la carefully studied by pilgrims to the capital, who move about with guide book in hand is they Inform themselves concerning the i-arioue features of the building that call jui their admiration. Decrease in Value of Silver. The quarterly statement of the value of 'oreign coins estimated by the director of he mint, shows a decrease in the prioe of silver, as compared with January L 180#. >t 90.01477 per fine ounce.