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MJBLI8HED DAILY, EXCEPT SOTTDAY. _ bxw Off.oe, llti) Street and Perniylvaaia Arrane. Th? Evening 8tar Newspaper Company. 8. H. KAtTITMAJiN, Pi*?'t. Few York Office! 128 Tribune Building. Chicaj? Office: Boyce Binding. The EtpdIdc Star Is norrol to st:lw.~rlh<T? In the ettj by carriers, on their own account, at 10 centa por wt. or 44 rrtlia por month. Coo It's at the eonnter, 2 rents each. liy mail?ao.vwhere in the U.S. or Canada?postage prepaid?50 con ts per month. Saturday Star. 32 pa pes, $1 per year; with for eign p**tace added. $;? <*?. (Entered at the r?**t Offi?~e at Was'Lin^ton, D. C., M seeood-ciai's mail matter.? GZ?" All mall subscriptions must be paid hi advance. Rates of advertising made known on application. Enterprising and ad vertising are almost synonymous terms. No. 15,335. ? WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, APRIL 21, 1902?SIXTEEN PAGES. TWO CENTS. Ohio River Steamer Burns Near Paducah, Ky. AWFUL NIGHT SCENE TERRIFIED PASSENGERS JUMP INTO THE WATER. Those Who Were Rescued Nearly Perish From Cold?Many Burn to Death. CAIRO. 111., April 2t.-?Although no com plete list of either the victims or of the survivors is yet obtainable. Investigation ! today indicates that almost one-half of the people on the City of Pittsburg were lost when that ill-fated steamer was burned yesterday at Ogden's I.anding between this city and Paducah. Many of those who were brought to this city are suffering from Injuries, exposure and fright. The number aboard was about equally divided between passengers and crew, the latter suffering the greater loss in casualties. The names of many of the "roustabouts" were not known and the number drowned or burned Is not likely ever to be ascertained The fire started in the lower part of the st< am. r in the freight material, or pos sibly in the engine room, and shut off the means of ?scape there, while passengers Jumped overboard from the upper decks, u tthin ten minutes after the discovery of nre at 4 a.m.. survivors say the upper ntcks w.re swept by flames and passengers Wer. penned in on all sides, even the life preservers being cut off by the flames. Panic Adds Its Horrors. The panic that followed caused a greater loss of life than would have ensued if the officers could have controlled the terror stricken people. Some rushed through the flames and perished; others fainted and sank down to be cremated. Many in their night robes, some of them afire, jumped overboard and were drowned. Those that not into the boats saw others drowning as their overcrowded craft pulled to shore, the barely-clad survivors on the shore not only witnessed horrifying scenes around the ch inv.l hull, but also suffered from early morning till relief came in the afternoon. T..t* captain says there were sixtv-six passengers, not including a dozen babies There were as many women as men in the cabin and the indications are that the greater percentage of losses was among the women and children. As the register with all other records was burned and the survivors scattered in every direction there is great difficulty ln getting a list of the survivors. It is conceded that many bodies will never be recovered, so that there will never be a complete list of the victims It Is thought that many charred bodies will be found in the hull of the burned steamer when the mass of embers ceases burning so that the search for the remains can be made. The following partial lists were revised up to midnig.it. so far as possible with the meager information obtainable: Passengers Known to Have Been Lost. Capt. Wes. Doss, retired river pilot. Cin cinnati; Mis3 Marie Tessim, Cannelton, Ind.; three children of Mrs. Fannie Mc Cullom. Leavenworth. Ind.; Patrick Burke, and seven members of his family. Owens boro\ Ky.; child of Pilot Pritchard. Mem phis. Tenn.; Clay lireeso, wife and son, I niontown. Ky.; child of Archie M Allen Pittsburg. Pa.; Miss Mary Ulster. Carroll tim. ohn; Mr. Adams of Ohio. Mr. Downs oi Memphis. Miss Sweerrey of Owensboro', ivy.; L. L. Hunter. LItinti, Pa. Members of the Crew Missing. I robably dead: Joe Reding, Cincinnati, striker. ?r.gineer; Fred Jones, Newport, Ky.. striker, engineer; Tom Smith. Mem phis, steersman; William R. Bollinger. Cin cinnati, first steward; Henry Thomas, col ored, c incinnati, second steward; John liotts. Cincinnati, cook. Tony Gilfoyle. Cin cinnati. baker. These m-mbers of the crew, names un known, are missing: First pantryman, inree colored firemen, six cabin boys, two chambermaids, six deck hands, two cooks. Cipt. i hi Hips .says twenty or twenty-five or the passengers are missing and the same number of the crew. Two women passen gers were severely burned, but will re cover They are Mrs. S. R. Leach of Bn.iseport; Ohio burn. ,1 about the hands. a:.?l Miss Ellen tenmore. Arbuckle \V Va severely burned about face. Mrs. l-.innie M.m'ullum of I.eavensworth Ind.. lost three children. Pat Burke of n'T'' wife and si* children. W?re all lost. Th> body of a child, dressed In nignt clothes, was taken from the river at Mouml city. Among the first bodies recovered were ',;" V "ts|e> Doss of Cincinnati ? 1^1 Miss Marie T. ssim of Cannelton. Ind I fie tire was discovered at 4:115 a. m I ? ii ,r"'i iW:'r'" ?S|x,v Passengers and seventy, all told, in the crew. Partial List of Survivors. A partial list ot those saved is as follows James Neville. Dayton. Ky., boat carpen ter; Km ma Smith. Paducah. passenger; Adue M Mellon and wife, Kit 4th avenue Pittsburg. I- M McOraw. Louisville. Ky.-'; Mrs Judge Mulkey. Metropolis, ill.; Arthur Shelev. Lucker. Ky., watchman: Mrs. Tun nj M>er. 1 oint Pleasant. \V Va . badlv burned, and her daughter; Margaret Bridges Louisville. Ky.; Jennie Bessick. Louisville. Ky C. k. Stalions and wife'. .Ky .Head mate S.-hlrners and JLi.V 1 badly burned; Pilot clrr n.1' Wi Mlss -Mar'e Lisler. ? arrollton. Ohio (died after bein* brought on shore). Sylvester Doss also died after nlV, K^.'?rv The captain. clerks, and tngineei* strikers and two eooks. Among the Known Dead. The following is a partial list of those lost: Mrs. Adams, Ohio, bound for St. Louis; Mr Downs. Memphis; Tom Smith Steersman. Memphis: Patrick Burk. wife and six children. Owensboro. Ky.. bound for Moorehouse. Mo.; J.?. Ridding and Lud Jones strikers- engineers. Cincinnati; Will lam Bollinger, steward. Cincinnati; a little girl nairted Sweeney of Owensboro Kv K L Hunter. I.ltliiti. I*a.; two cooks an.I two chambermaids and most of the deck hands. AGAINST THE BEEF TRUST. Resolutions Adopted by the Boston Central Labor Union. BOSTON. April IH.-The delegates to the Central Labor Cnion representing organ izes labor in this city adopted resolutions yesterday calling attention to the advance in the price of meat by "six firms in the nceat and provision business," otherwise known as the "beef trust." and requesting the Attorney General of the Cnited States to take measures that "will compe l the said nrms to discontinue their nefarious prac k al*?- '* requested to pass the bill to remove the tariff on fresh meats. FREIGHT SHEDS ByRN DOWN. Destructive Blase at Buffalo, N. Y., This Morning. BtFFALO. N. Y.. April 2I.-The freight gheds on Greene street below the New York Railroad Company's Exchange street sta tion were burned early today. They were occupied by the American, United States and National Express companies and the New 'iork Central Railroad Company, and were said to have been well filled with freight. Five cars of express freight which were being unloaded, several rows of train sheds erected for the pan-American service, a number of cars, mail and passenger, and the building in which was located the com missary department of the New York Cen tra! and Lake Shore roads, were also ..de stroyed. Charles Hendrlckson, a clerk of the United Statec Express Company, is reported m.f-sing. It Is said the loss will exceed CHESS PLAYING BY MAIL. Opening of the Game Between Brook lyn and Chicago. CHICAGO, April 21.?Play In the mon ster chess correspondence tournament be tween Brooklyn and Chicago began today. Fifty-eight of the 110 Chicago players hav ing white men sent as many postal cards to their Brooklyn opponents giving the opening moves of their game. That num ber of postal cards sent from players of white men in Brooklyn will be received to morrow and Wednesday by the 58 Chicago players of black. It Is not impossible that a few games may be finished within a month, but the average length of the ga'mes is expected to be about three months, and it may be a y< ar before the result of the tourney is known. THE STEAMSHIP COMBINE. British Members of Syndicate Get Their Allotment of Stock. LONDON, April 21.?The allotments of stock in the new shipping corporation were ali taken up by British members of the s> ndicate at noon today. What propor tion was given to Europe the Morgans j decline to announce, but evidently It was ! not nearly so large as desired by the Brit- j ish interests. J. Pierpont Morgan is now in Paris, but from other members of the | firm the Associated Press learns that the shipping corporation will be run almost ex actly on the same lines as the United States steel corporation, each branch retaining its individuality, but being subject to the con trol of the directing body. The statements intended for the stockholders of the new corporation, regarding earnings, manage ment. etc., will be issued by a method simi lar to the one now employed by the steel corporation. Regarding the defection of the Cunard, Allan. Anchor and French steamship lines, the Morgan views are as follows: It remains to be seen whether they will come in. A\ e think it is rather a good thing, in some respects, not to get every body in at the beginning, the idea being that the present combine is quite big enough to start with, and it Is better to get it down to a practical, working basis before being too anxious to make a clean sweep.'* Anent the possible refusal of the British and continental shareholders to ratifv the directors' action, the Associated Press is authoritatively informed that no such con tingency is possible, as the corporation al- ! ready owns a controlling financial interest in each line, and so far, no indications of I discontent on the part of shareholders over the prospective conversion of their present securities have been noticed. LABOR UNIONS AT ODDS. Chicago Federation in Revolt at the National Body. CHICAGO, April 21.?Through Its failure | to expel the delegates of the seceding 15,000 teamsters of this city the Chicago Federa tion of Labor has taken an attitude of open reb<llion against the American Fed eration of Labor. In defiance of a mandate from President Gompt-rs and Secretary Frj.nk Morrison of the national body, says the Chronicle, the local assembly not only refused to order the expulsion af the team sters representatives, but went to the ex tent of indorsing by formal vote the stand taken by the seceders. Members of the Teamsters' L'nion had seceded from that organization because, it was alleged, the right of employers to membership was recognized by President "Gompers. DUMONT DECLINES RECEPTION. Aeronaut Refuses to Take Part in Function at St. Louis. ST. LOUIS, April 21.?The public recep tion proposed for tonight in honor of M. Santos-Dumont. the Brazilian aeronaut who is here conferring with world's fair officials in regard to the coming aerial tournament, will not be held in deference to the visitors' wishes. It was broached to him and he declared himself opposed to so much at tention. The trip to Charleston with the world's fair directors to celebrate Louisiana pur chase day at the exposition there will not be participated in by Santos-Dumont as originally proposed. He declared he feared this digression would make him late for h:- engagement in London during the coro nation, when he expects to sail his airship from the Crystal Palace around the dome of St. Paul's Cathedral and back. TO DEVELOP ELECTRIC POWER. Big Enterprise Started by Great North ern Engineers. CHICAGO. April 21.?By order of Presi dent Hill. Great Northern engineers have taken up the question of early utilization of water in the Cascade mountains for generation of electric power with which to Operate Great Northern train* across the Cascade mountains for a distance of a hun dred miles, is the statement made by the Ocean"*' Wash'' corresP<>ndent of the Inter During the last month the Great North ern engineers have been locating water power rights and power-house rights on the rivers and creeks in the Cascade mountains contiguous to Two-Mile cascade tunnel which the railroad company finished last year. The third-rail system will be used. MR. KNAPP HEARD. Favors Amendment of the Interstate Commerce Law. President Knapp and his associates of the interstate commerce commission were be fore the House committee on interstate and foreign commerce today, in support of the bill amending the interstate commerce commission act so as to prevent rate cut ting. paying of rebates, etc. Mr. Knapp said the defects of the law In this par ticular had long been recognized, and he favored effective legislation for the prose cution of corporation carriers giving re ffi** offending against the a*. If shippers who took the benefits of the rebates were to be included in the prosecutions. Mr. Knapp argued that they should be crmflned to shippers having guilty knowledge of the irregularity, as the bulk or small shippers accepted as correct the -ill"8*.* y '?fal asenta. The extent to which rate cutting is carried ?? was re Mr- Knapp expressed the be lief that the remedies to be applied should go higher than subordinate trafflc man agers and shouid reach those who profit to ?arge amounts as a result ol the rebate system. South Winds Run Tempera ture Up Suddenly. FAR NORTH AS OMAHA FEARS THAT THE WINTER WHEAT WILL SUFFER. Thermometer at Concordia, Kan., Yes terday Reached 100 Degrees? Other Hot Places. KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 21.-The hot south winds that swept over the better part of Kansas yesterday prevailed again today, and this morning no reports of rain had been received at the local weather bureau. Increased damage to vegetation of all kinds will doubtless result. The temperature at Florence and Abilene, in central Kansas, and Hiawatha, in the northeastern corner of the state, ranged from IK) to 90 degrees above in the shade yesterday, and th-? pros pects today are for a repetition of this weather. The ground generilly is reported dry and hard and badly in need of rain. The midsummer weather experienced in Kansas City yesterday, whon the thermom eter rose thirty-two degrees in seven hours ?from 80 to 01?prevails today, with, per haps, a slightly cooler wind. The weather bureau at 10:30 o'clock ih-is morning re ported that the only promise of relief for the next twenty-four hours In the south west were Indications of scattering showers. The highest temperature recorded yesterday was 100 at Concordia, Kan. Other readings follow: Kansas?Hays, OH; Fort Scott, 91; Dodge City, 92; Manhattan, 07; McPherson. *.*!: Osage City. 93; Wichita, 02. Missouri?Kidder, 92: Harrisonville, Lexington. 01; Marysville, 04: Springfield, 84; Lamar, 87. Oklahoma?Enid, 00. Felt in Chicago. CHICAGO, April 21.?Chicago is feeling the effects of the hot wave that developed in the west yesterday. The thermometer at 0 o'clock registered c>7 degrees. Relief, however, for a great portion of the central west is expected today. Prof. Walz of the United States weather bureau says a storm area of considerable magnitude is gathering over Missouri, Iowa and Illinois. Because of the excessive and unseasonable warmth thunder showers are expected. Particular interest in the weather i= mani fested by local grain speculators an l many have expressed the fear that unless rain comes to the relief of the winter wheat fields troublous limes will ensue on the beard of trade. ST JOSEPH, Mo., April 2t.?The hot wave which struck this city yesterday con tinues and at 7 o'clock this morning the thermometer stood at 7t> degrees. Two hours later it had crawled up to 82, with prospects of reaching a record-breaking height before nlsht. Intermittent storms of dust accompanied the heat. Cooler at Omaha. OMAHA. Neb.. April 21?The tempera ture this morning.at 8 o'clock was a trifle cooler than yesterday at the same time, but the heat is still oppressive and quite unsea sonable. The mercury stood at 72. two degrees be low Sunday. At Valentine it registered 44 against 4S yesterday morning. A high wind prevails in Omaha and throughout most of the state. The indications are that the day will be as i ,t as Sunday. CUBAN RECIPROCITY BILL. Situation in Senate by No Means En couraging. The situation in the Senate with reference to the Cuban reciprocity bill Is very much Involved and by no means encouraging to the prospect of early action on the bill. The successful revolt of the beet sugar re publicans in the House undoubtedly has strengthened the opposition to the bill in the Senate. The opportunity to play poll tics with the differential amendment will prove, it is thought, a tempting bait to the democrats. Delay will be the keynote of the campaign of the opponents of the Cuban reciprocity bill in the Senate. They naturally are afraid of the power of the administration and real ize what it means when it is directly ap plied. They will endeavor to prevent a good opportunity for the application of that pressure. The resolution to investigate the sugar trust, which Is now offered by Senator Teller, will prove a means of delay in the opinion of some of the opponents of the reciprocity tyll. They think that neither party will dare to stifle the resolution. If the investigation is entered upon it will be a good excuse, in the opinion of some, for not bringing in the Cuban reciprocity bill. FORT MYER CONVICTIONS. Sentences in Court-Martial Cases Ap proved by Gen. Brooke. General Brooke, commanding the Depart ment of the East, at New York, has an nounced his action in the case of four sol diers tried by general court-martial at Fort Myer, Virginia. The sentence was approved in each case. Private Arthur J. Lanoue, 4th Ba,ttery, Field Artillery, was found guilty of ab sence without leave and selling clothing, and was sentenced to dishonorable dis charge. forfeiture of pay and allowances and three months* confinement at hard labor. Trumpeter Gustav A. Simon, Troop G, 2d Cavalry, convicted of conduct to the preju dice of good order and military discipline (six previous convictions), was gfven a similar sentence, including three months' imprisonment at hard labor. Private James Conlan, 4th Battery, Field Artillery, and Private Louis V. Wllkofske, Troop D, tith Cavalry, were convicted of desertion, and each sentenced to dishonor able discharge, forfeiture of pay and allow ances, and one year's conlinement at hard labor. THE GELBTRUNK CASE. Hearing Claim of $22,654 Against Salvador. The Salvadorian arbitration board has concluded the hearing of argument on the claim of the Salvador Commercial Com pany, and today began taking testimony In the case of Rosa Gelbtrunk against the government of Salv.ador for $32,654 for prop erty taken by victorious revolutionary sol diers in 1806. To Inspect Naval Hospitals. Rear Admiral Rlxey, chief of the bureau of medicine and surgery, lias left Washing ton on a short tour of Inspection of the na val hospitals at New York and Newport. Foreign Cruiser* at Havana. The department has been Informed of the arrival of the French cruiser d'Bstre?s and the German cruiser Vineta at Havana. Base Ball Player Must Play With Phillies. CONTRACT HELD GOOD SUPREME COURT OF PENNSYLVA NIA DECISION. Prospect That Other National League Players Will Be Affected by the Caw. PHILADELPHIA, April 21.?The supreme court today reversed the decision of fhe i court of common pleas No. 5, in the case of Napoleon Lajoie against the Philadel phia National League Base Ball Club. This j decision upholds the validity of the reserve j clause in the National League contracts. Lajoie, who formerly played second base for the National League Club in this city, signed with the Philadelphia American j League Club for the season of 1001 and JD02. The Philadelphia Base Ball Club, through Treasurer John I. Rogers, entered suit to restrain Lajoie from playing with _ the | Ami rican League. The lower court held that the. reserve clause was illegal, and Colonel Rogers carried the ease to the su preme court where the decision was re versed. If this decision stands it will .affect ] all players who were subject to the reserve rule and who are now playing with the ] American League. Was a Noted Case. The case attracted widespread attention because of the question of the validity of the "reserve clause" In National League contracts. The lower court decided that the National League contracts were lacking in mutuality, and therefore oppressive to play ers who desired to sign other contracts. The lower court's decision bore especially on the "ten-days' release notice clause," and today's decision Is, in effeet, that this clause is equitable. In rendering the decision tie Supreme Court says: "Upon a careful consideration of the whole case, we are of opinion that the provisions of the contract at* reasonable and that the consideration is folly adequate. The evidence shows no Indications of any attempt at over-reaching or unfairness. Substantial justice between the parties re quires that the court should restrain the defendant from playing for any other club during the term of his contract with the plaintiff. .. "The bill as filed contemplated only the -j services of defendant for the season of 11)01, but it is Stated in the argument of counsel that since the hearing- in the court below, and prior to fh6 argutnent in this court, the plaintiff; by due notice, renewed the current contract for the season of liXfc!. Lower Court .Seveesed. "The specifications rft errrx are sustained, and the decree of the cour^ below dismiss ing the bill is reversed hnd the bill is rein stated. And It is ordered that the record be remitted to the Court betow for further proceedings in accordance with this opin ion." Pitchers Fraser and Bernhardt were in cluded in the Lajoie case, but their names were withdrawn by agreement of counsel. They are, however, affected by today's de cision. Manager Shettsline of the Philadelphia National League Club said today: "It is likely that all National League players now playing with the American League will be ordered to report at once at the National League grounds, and in the event of their failing to do So suits will be brought in the cities in which they are now playing, asking for an Injunction restrain ing them from taking part in any American League games." COL. CROWDER'S REPORT IT IS NOW IN THE HANDS OF THE PRESIDENT. Exact Condition of Things at Port Chalmette?No Recommenda tions Submitted. The complete report of Col. Crowder of the judge advocate general's department upon his inquiry into conditions at Port Chalmette, whence-supplies are being ship ped to South Africa, is now in the hands of the President. Col. Crowder arrived here from New Orleans yesterday morning, and spent a good part of the afternoon and night in going over his report in company with Acting Secretary Sanger and Judge Advocate General Davis at the War De partment. They also called on the Presi dent and acquainted him with the character of the report. At the President's sugges tion certain details were added to it that were not originally included. The War Department officials say that in making this Inqiiry Col. <3rowder acted as a personal representative of the President, and so he is not directly accountable to the department. For 'this reason they de cline to make any statement as to the character of the report, and for his part Col. Crowder declares that it is for the President alone to make the report or any part of it public If h<?'desir?B. It is said that the document will be laid before the cabinet at tomorrow's Session for discus sion. No Recommendations. An important fact in connection with the document is that it makes no recommenda tions as to the treatment of affairs at Port Chalmette; it Is merely a statement of the exact conditions there as they were discov ered by Col. Crowder. It wHi therefore be for the President, aided by Ms cabinet, to determine whether or ri?t th?e facts make out the existence- of a state of affairs at Chalmette in violation of the laws of neu trality. The report wilt tmdffrabtedly be re ferred to the Attorney. General for a? opin ion on the legal aapectsw the case, chief of which is as to wfeethei' the aOsting condi tions at Chalmette constituted violation of the neutrality lafp>. n>1 ? CHINESE EXCLUSION. Prospect of Some Time I Agreement This Weak. The prospect is good for an agreement between the Houae aiid the Senate before the end of this on adiill regulating the admission of pe try. The HowBtftd Sei in session today andt reach an. I|i<w nwiit iafe The necessity gf prfntj kind of a Mil ImmeCal The existing lav win e; There is little probability,' ins to this coun :e conferees were 1 ght they might ] is evening. action on some | ly lit recognised. May 5 next. *ever, in view I of the active effort being made In both the House and Senate,. the bars will re main down. Uncertainty About the Chi nese Exclusion Bill. ? ??? TALKS WITH PRESIDENT PACIFIC COAST REPRESENTA TIVES FEAR LOOPHOLES. Gossip About a Minister to Cuba? Some of the Visitors Today. More thorough investigation of the Chi nese exclusion bill recently passed by the Senate has dissipated the satisfaction which at first seemed to greet the measure by Pa cific coast members of Congress. Repre sentatives Kahn and Coombs of California talked with the President today about the Senate bill and the status of Chinese exclu sion. They are much opposed to the Sen | ate measure, and told the President about some of its defects. A few days ago, Imme | dtately after the Senate had acted, Mr. Kahn and other western people wfcre dis posed to think that the bill would prove satisfactory with one or two minor excep tions. There was a tendency to accept the Senate measure without effort at material change, owing to the short time remaining before the existing exclusion laws expire. This feeling, however, has undergone a radical revulsion after thorough sifting of the proposed law. The California members think they have discovered a feeling of ela tion over the Senate bill by the shrewd lawyers employed by the Chinese. This excites suspicion and distrust. The Chinese employ the b< st ligal talent in the United States. and if these ine n can see a , chance for Chinamen in a bill, that would naturally arouse suspicion among those in sisting upon a most stringent law. President Roosevelt himself favors a law that will effectually exclude, and not one full of loopholes. He hasn't given sufficient study to the Senate bill to analyze it. but i be would uydoubtedly disapprove any I< gis lation that did not meet the desired ends, j To be forced to veto a bill with so little 1 time to sp.re before the oid expires would be exceedingly dangerous, probably letting in thousands of Chinamen now waiting in Canada to make a rush should the bars be let down, and so it is deemed safer and better to amend the Senate bill in confer ence and have it passed in satisfactory shape btfore it goes to the President. The | California and other Pacific coast represen tatives are going to make a hard tight to j get a conference bill that will be unobjec tionable. They will carry the fight to the floors of the Senate and House, if necessa ry, but they hope to accomplish what they want without serious trouble or delay, as there is little time left in which to complete legislation. President Roosevelt's Life Insurance. Since entering the executive office of the nation President Roosevelt has taken out I some extra life insurance. The amount is not known, but. Is reported to be SKfcfltO; j iihd was placed In one of the large New York companies. This was in addition to j policies that the- President had carried j prior to his accession to his present office. President Mc-Kinley had about in surance on his life, and President Roose velt's various policies probably amount to more than that. The life insurance com panies do not take into serious calcula tion the extra danger that some people be lieve attaches to the occupant of the White House. The premium on the new policy is no larger than charged to any other man, and the company Is said to cohsider President Roosevelt one of its best risks Th^> agent who secured the President as a j policy holder was awarded a special medal by the company. i The Cuban Mission. It will not be long before the President will be called upon to name a minister from the United States to the new republic of Cuba. The office will be an important j one and the honor great. The President has not decided upon anyone for the position and will reserve the selection for the pres ?ent. Owing to numerous important diplo matic questions likely to arise immediately following the entrance of this country upon new relations with Cuba the President is thinking strongly of a man combining diplomatic experience with a knowledge of the Spanish language. He has before him the records of half a dozen men of this class. These are Henry L,. Wilson, minister of this country to Chile; Herbert W. Bowen, former consul general to Barcelona, minister to Persia, and now minister to Venezuela; Herbert G. Squiers, secretary of the legation at Pekin; John B. Jackson of New Jersey, second secretary at Berlin; Francis B. Loomis, minister to Por tugal, formerly minister to Venezuela: William W. Rockhill, at present director of the bureau of American republics and with a long diplomatic experience and fine rec ord. Mr. Wilson probtbly has the best chance if the President makes his selection from this list. If the President goes out side of this field he will have plenty of ma terial to select from. H. Clay Evans will head the list and next to him would be Gen. E. Burd Grubb of New Jersey. Senator Kean Is strongly urging Gen. Grubb, who was appointed min ister to Spain by President Harrison. Gen. Grubb speaks the Spanish language fluent ly, is a master of Spanish traditions and a man of pleasing personality. He would combine what President Roosevelt wants In the way of a man for this post. Besides these qualifications his political backing would be strong. The President's Visitors. President Roosevelt had comparatively few visitors today and was not as badly rushed as usual. Senator Bate and Rep resentatives Brownlow, Sims and Padgett of North Carolina talked with the Presi dent about a pardon for a Tennessee man. Representative Alexander of Buffalo called with Postmaster Fred. Greiner of that city. Senator Heit%ld called with Gov. Hunt of Idaho. Idaho's chief executive was a e^ptain in the 1st Idaho Regiment during the Spanish war and served In the Philippines. He was summoned as a witness by the Philip pine committee of the Senate. Senator Kearns of Utah, always alert for his con stituents, was looking after a place for a republican. O. C. Bebee of Salt Lake is to be appointed as a national bank exam iner for Utah and Wyoming. Representa tives Burleigh of Maine and Foster of Vermont presented friends, and Senator Simmons of North Carolina had a short talk with the President. C. B. Hart, the minister of this country to Colombia, paid his respects to the Presi dent. Mr. Hart aays that Colombia people are exceedingly busy with their latest revo lution. The Situation at Port dudmette. Colonel Enoch H. Crowder, who was sent to Port Chalmettt, La., to luTcattgat* charges of a British camp, called at the White House last night and talked with the President about conditions, at Chsl mette and what facts bad been gathered. Colonel Crowder has been busy all day preparing his formal report aa to the whole matter. Return of the President* President Roosevelt returned to Wash ington at 7:30 o'clock Sunday morning, from New York. The President's daughter, Ethel, returned with him, the other mem bers of the party being Dr. I'rle. the Pres ident's physician, and Mr. and Mrs. Cor telyou. Mrs. Roosevelt will remain In New York for a day or two. The return trip was without special Incident. Governor Crane of Massachusetts was on the same train on his way to Washington with r< f erence to some private business matters, and spent some time with the President. Their meeting was accidental and nothing of public Interest developed therefrom. Governor Crane callcd at the White House last night. PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATIONS. Captains Coghlan and Sands Raised to Rear Admiral's Rank.. The President today sent the following nominations to the 8enate: Navy: Capt. Joseph B. Coghlan to be rear admiral; Capt. James H. Bands, rear ad miral; Assistant Surgeon Will M. Garton. passed assistant surgeon; Earle M. Brown. California, assistant surgeon: Howard F. Strine, Pennsylvania, assistant surgeon; Gunner Joseph H. Ward, chief gunner. Postmasters: Arizona?Albert L. Smith. Prescott. Kansas?!". 8. Sartin. Kansas City; Zenas R. Detweiler. Wamegn. Ken tucky?Daniel D. Hurst. Jackson. Missouri ?Luther McGee, Joplin; Geo. W. Smith, Sweet Springs. New York?Max Geldner. New Dorp. Tennessee?John L. Goddard. Maryville. Texas?Carlton A. Dickson. Cle burn; John T. Dawes. Crockett. West Vir ginia?Samuel E. Stafford. Elkhorn. GOV. TAFT ARRIVES. Will Soon Go to New York, but Will Return Here. Gov. Taft arrived here this morning from St. Louis and will remain about a week as the guest of Adjutant General Corbin. He Is much improved in health, but has not yet entirely recovered from the recent operation performed upon him in Cincin nati. The wound does not heal as rapidly as was expected and requires the attention of a surgeon twice a day. Maj. Borden of tlu medical department of the army Will attend Gov. Taft during his stay In Wash ington. Gov. Taft has come to this city for the purpose of disposing of a number of de partmental questions which have arisen since his return from Manila. He has been given the use of Secretary Root's private office for the transaction of his official business. He says he has not been sum moned by any congressional committee, but is prepared to respond to any request for additional information regarding alTairs in the Philipines. In a few days he will go to New York, where he will be joined by Mrs. Taft and Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Taft. He expects to go to New Haven. Conn., on the UDth instant and spend a day with his classmates of Yale, returning thence to Washington for the purpose of having a final conference with Secretary Root, who will have returned from Cuba by that time. Six or eight days will be de voted to the consideration of Philippine af fairs, after which Gov. Taft will make a final visit to his home at Cincinnati, prior to his return to the Philippines by way of New York. He would not discuss the re port that he will stop en route at Rome for the purpose of conferring with the Vatican in regard to the disposition of the friars' lands in the Philippines. STATUS OF COLORED RACE. Delegation Before the House Com mittee on Labor. A delegation of prominent colored men, including ex-Gavernor PinchbacK of Louisi ana, ex-Representative White of North Carolina and Bishop Grant of Indianapolis, had a hearing today before a subcommittee of the House committee on labor, in favor of the bill of Representative Irwin of K<n tueky for a commission to inquire into the status of the colored race. EXPOSITION AT LIMA Utilization of Alcohol to Produce Power, Heat and Light. Information has reached the Peruvian legation in this city that a general exposi tion of the methods, apparatus and ma chinery for the application of alcohol to the production of motive power, htat and light, will be held at Lima during the month of September, 1902. Peru is one of the chief alcohol-producing countries of the world, and the object of the exposition is to givg alcohol producers an ins'ght into the capa bilities of alcohol in the industrial field. It is also believed that by encouraging the use of alcohol for industrial purposes Its consumption as a beverage can be very considerably restricted. Gold, silver and copper medals and hon orable mentions will be bestowed on suc cessful exhibitors in the order of merit. The Peruvian government has appointed a commission, consisting of Mr. Jose Bolta, director of public works; Mr. Eduardo Ha bich, director of the School of Mines, and Mr. Alejandro Garland, to formulate the program for the exposition, collect the nec essary data, and communicate with manu facturers, inventors and institutions with the view of obtaining their support and as sistance through the send'ng of exhibits. Personal Mention. Mr. John C. Payne of Jersey City, N. J.; Mr. Vernon Forbes of Des Moines, Iowa, and Mr. Edward P. Meany of Newark, N. J., are at the Arlington. Mr. Thomas B. Reed. ex-Speaker of the House of Representatives, is at the New Willard. ? Mr. William Hepburn Russell of New York, Mr. Edward Day Baker of Philadel phia and Mr. William H. H. Hart of San Francisco are at the New Willard. Mr. Joseph B. Warner of Boston. Mr. C. B. Hart of Wheeling. W. Va., and G. W. R. Wallace of Chicago are at the Shoreham. Mr. W. H. Reinhart of Sandusky. Ohio: Mr. W. H. Brown and wife of Indianapolis. Ind.. and Mr. W. G. Mainland and wife of Denver, Col., are at the Raleigh. Mr. James W. Boutell of Sydney, New South Wales. ip at the Arlington. Mr. M. Ashby Lambert of Raleigh, N. C., is visiting relatives on Capitol Hiil. Mr. Harry W. Barney, clerk to the House committee on the District of Columbia, left Washington last week for Ills home In Necedah, Wis. Mr. Barney will be absent from the ctty about a week. Mr. Clarence H. Green of the sixth au ditor's office. Treasury Department, who has been visiting relatives and friends in Virginia, has returned to his duties. Mr. M. O. Chance, private secretary to the Secretary- of War. has left for a short visit to his mother at Mount Vernon, 111. On McKinley Arch Commission. Mr. Thos. J. Lamb of North Dakota has been appointed a member of the McKinley National Memorial Arch Association. Untamed His Official Dsties. Assistant Secretary Darling, who has been ill with a severe cold for several days put, resumed his official duties at the Navy Department this morning. Oct. Odall at the Capitol. Gov. Odd! of New York was on the floor of the Home at Representatives daring the early portion of the session today. # Admiral Remey Sails for Home. The Navy Department has received a cablegram from Rear Admiral Remey. an nouncing his departure from Gibraltar Sat urday aboard his flagship, the Brooklyn, for TofflOpklnsvHLe, the last stage of the ad miral's trip home from the Asiatic station. Effect on Filipinos of Water Cure" Treatment. GROVER FLINT'S STORY BEFOKE THE SENATE PHILIP PINES COMMITTEE. Witness Admitted That He Approved of the Practice?Concentration of the Natives. The Senate committee on the Philippine* today resumed the examination of witnesses in connection with the investigation of af fairs in the Philippine Islands. I Grover Flint of Cambridge. Mass . who served as first lieutenant In the 3f.th Vol unteer Infantry, testified that early in May, 1900, he had been a witness to the water cure, as administered to the natives by the Macabebe scouts, and that this was done to get information as to the where j abouts of their guns. The guns were de livered. The following day some mm of his own regiment applied the cure, but their act was without the authority of their com manding officers. The Macabebes at the time referred to were not under command of a commissioned officer, but under a ser geant of the I'nlted States arm>. Flint had been, he said, a witneses to at least twenty cases of water cure. He never had seen any one die as a result of the cure, but had seen a hospital corps man working on a native who had been rendered uncon scious. it also had been reported to him that one Filipino died from the effects of the water cure. Th%witness then described the method of administering the cure, and said that in some cases where It was given to old men he had seen their teeth fall out. Mr. Flint, In response to a question bv Senator Dietrich, said he was present upon these occasions "to draw the line on ex cesses. He did not recommend to his major that the practice cease, nor did he give any orders to his men to stop ;h< tor ture. i ... i Effect of Treatment. Answering a question by Seneator Bur rows. the witness declared that the effect of the cure was immediate, the victim In variably turning in his gun or a bolo and giving information as to the whereabouts of others. He said it was Impossible to judge whether the victims were insurgent soldiers or peasants, but they appeared to be peaceable barrios or villagers. Some of them were thrown, down by force; others Tre Umld- woul<1 submit readily". T?hile those who resisted were simi lv held the more tighiiy. The treatment, he said ne\er got to the point of great brutality. Had Been Befused Commission. Replying to a question by Senator Lodge, the witness said that he had been refused a commission In the regular army because his colonel had reported him as using intox icating liquors to excess. The witness deplored the raising of this question, but Senator Beveridgc said it had an important bearing on the case. Flint denied that on any of the occasions when he had witnessed the water cure wa? he under the influence of liquor. He insisted that in Justice to himself he ought to state he was not drunk, but had been a careless drinker. He had. he said, released several men who did not appear to him to be |n surrectos. Major Geary of his regiment was always near, but had not int. rfcred in the administration of the cure, simply as signing a commissioned officer to see' that - the men did not go too far. After considerable questioning he finally admitted that he approved of the water cure, and. responding to a qu?ry bv Senator Beveridge. said that it was not a'n Ameri can invention, but was as old as the ??chron icles of Newgate." Asked regarding Filipinos in guard houses. he said they were treated exactly the same as American prisoners, except that they were supplied with food which they were accustomed to. and not with the army ration. The Concentration Policy. The witness described the burning of small villages, the idea being, he said, to drive the people to the woods or to the towns and concentrate them. "Who did the army borrow that from?" inquired Senator Culberson. "I saw it in Cuba," answered the witness, "under the authority of General AVeyler." The witness was then excused, and the committee went into executive session. The committee, in executive session, after discussion, refused to call Edward Atkin son of Boston as a witness, but directed that subpoenas issue for a number of ser geants and privates who were witnesses of the water cure. The matter of calling Sixto Lopez. Mabini and Aguinaldo was left for future determination. The committee then adjourned until Tues day, April 21. on which day General Mac Artaur will again be heard. Morals in the Islands. Senator Lodge laid before the committee a report by A. Lester Haciett, who was sent to the Philippines by the \V. C. T. I', of Columbus, Wis., to Investigate the moral conditions existing in the Philippines and also alleged violations of the anti-canteen law. The report shows that the moral con dition in the islands is better than ever be fore since American occupation, and that there were no violations of the anti-canteen law. MEDALS AWARDED To Members of the Life Saving Station at Virginia Beach. Secretary Shaw of the Treasury Depart ment has forwarded to Surfmen John R. O'Neal and Horatio Drlnkwater each a gold medal for conspicuously he role service In saving life from the wreck of the schooner Jennie Hall, near Virginia Beach. Va . De cember 21, 190(1. Silver medals were also forwarded to George W. Whltehurst. W. H. Partridge. John H. Carroll, J. \V. Spar row and Bennett M. Simmons, all members of the Dam Neck Mills life saving station Virginia Beach. In sending the medal to Surfman O'Neal Secretary Shaw accom panied it by a letter rehearsing the cir cumstances of the fescue and compliment ing him on the heroism displayed, and will write a similar letter to each of the others. Transferred to the Engineers. By direction of the President First Lieut. Curtis W. Otwrll. 7th Infantry, has been transferred to the corps of engineers, with the rank of first lieutenant, and is assigned to duty in the Philippines.. Artillery B* turning Prom Cuba. A general order issued by Gen. Wood di rects the 3d Battery of Field Artillery, now at Columbia barracks. Cuba, to proceed to Chlckamauga park. Qa., and take station there. This battery was formerly slated for station at Fort Myer, Virginia.