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cootball Players "Watchers"
at Chicago Election Today.
TO WARD OFF FRAUD
?IVELY TIMES EXPECTED IN THE
R.uhhouse John Coughlin a Candidate
for Re-Election?Regular Police
"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
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,
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
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
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
(INKS PALMA WILL BE KILLED
. Lee Talks of Political Situation
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
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
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
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
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
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE.
0. P. Austin and C. A. T. Lewis Before
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
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.
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
Mr. Williams Accepts.
It was announced this afternoon that
William Williams had accepted the offer of
the position of commissioner of immigra
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Surrenders are occurring daily in the
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
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
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.
At New "York?La Bretagne from Harve.
GEN. MILES TO ATTEND
WILL ADDRESS THE GOOD ROADS
Many Public Men Will Go to Char
lottesville. Va., on Special
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
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
SIXTENTH STREET CASE.
Judge Hagner Confirms the Award of
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
It is the desire of the committee to hear
all interested in these amendments to
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
J. J. GOULD. . -
Models Being Placed in Cor
coran Art Gallery.
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
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
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.
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.
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