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THE EVENING STAR.
PUBLISHED DAILY, EXCEPT SUNDAY. ?twet ^ PecMylrnnlB Aranae. The Evening: Star Newspaper Company. B. H. KA0TTOANN, Prw't. Few York Office: Tribnse B sliding. Chicago Office: Tribons Bciding. Th<? Ercnlng Star Is nerriil tn ?uh*rrlN?ni In tb? ilty by carriers, on their own account, at 10 cents per week, or 44 cents per month. Coplos at the ^ rents each. By mail-anywhere In tho L.S. orCanada ? p?.stape prepaid-BOcents per mtntb. aaturdnj Star. 32 page?. $1 per year; wUb for eign postal added. $3.6<>. <Fnt*?red at th?? Post Office at Washington D C. ?se^rond-flasg mall matter.) tT" All mall subscription* must be pa!d In a.1vanc?. Rates of advertising made known on application. RESORT TO BOyCOTT Latest Phase in Big Anthra cite Coal Strike. NO ACTS OF VIOLENCE MITCHELL RETURNS FROM VISIT TO SARGENT. . Families of Non-Union Men Have Hard Time Getting Necessar ies of Life. WTI.KKSRARRK, Pa.. June 4.?Tho sup ply of c?mp:iny m? n. such as clerks, team sti rs. bosses anil other rat n employed around the mints at odd Jobs, has been ex hausted and they are now drawing upon the non-union men brought into the re gion. A systematic boycott of all persona an<l establishments that in any way supply the wants of non-union men has been inau gurated ami is having its effect in bringing rut n out of the mines. Mi n of all callings. Including bartenders, butchers, grocery clerks, etc.. are organized in the coal region. A non-union man in most places cannot be served and if he is. the establishment Is immediatily boycotted. Families of non-union men are consequently having much trouble in buying the neces saries of life In stores. Mitchell Returns From Scranton. There was much speculation around strike headquarters today over the purpose of President Mitchell's visit to Scranton last night. where he saw some of the national railway labor union leaders. Mr. Mitchell returned from Scranton early today, and all attempts to get h m to talk about the nature of his conference with Frank P. Sargent, the chief of the locomotive lire men. were futile. All he would say was that his call upon Sargi nt was merely a social one. It is be lieved. however, that a ntw move of some sort in which the railroaders may be in volved is among the possib lit cs of the near future. The entire region was report! d quiet at starting time today. At only two places in the Wyoming valley were there any signs of a demonstration against the mi n who are working the pumps. At Miners' Mills a crowd gathered early and met each trolley car as it came into tile town. As the workmi n got off the ear under the protec tion of the coal and iron police they were hooted and called uncomplimentary names. No Attempt at Violence. There was no attempt at violence and all the mi n reached the several collieries locat ed till re In *afi ty. At thi Exeter mines of the I.i h:pfi Valley Company, West Pitts ton, a small crowd gathered and watched the men go into the collieries. Tho place is Well guard-d and no one approach* tl the employes. There were many womeil in the cr n I. Tii ? str ki rs claimed a f: w more additions to thi ir ranks today, but in most Instances the coal companies wore able to supply the piaci-s eif those induced to leave. The oper ators are reported to be in need of capable men. They can g't any number of work men. but those who are experienced in col liery work are pitting: scare.'. WEST POINT'S CENTENNIAL. President Roosevelt ar.d Other Distin guished Guests Will Be There. WEST POINT. X Y.. June 4 Arrange ments are completed for U>e entertaining of the guests at tho approaching centennial relebr-t .on President Roosevelt and Sec retary Cortelyeiu will be entertained at tho superintendent's quarters; Secretary of War Root by Prof Edgerton, Postmaster Gen eral Payne, l.y Prof Earned; Mr. Wu Ting Fang, the Chinese minister, by General Hen- at his residence In Highland Falls, and the Italian ambassador, the Costa Itican minister, the Nicaraguan minister, the I Siamese minister, the Colombian minister, I the Turkish minister and the Swiss minis- I ter. at the hotel. The Belgian minister will be entertained by i itptain Davis; Colonel Kitson. tile mili- ' Tary attache of the British emhassy. bv j Preif Fit-berger; Lieutenant Command, r von Iteheur Paschwit*, the military attacne of the German embassy, by Captain Wil- I "?x; Colonel Watanal.e of the Japanese le gation. by Captain Franklin, and Governor Stlckney ,,f Vermont, by Captain Jamieson The following are the toasts for tin- cen tennial bar.euets: "Our Countrx " no re sponse; "The President." no ' response; Our Alma Mater." no response; "Our Head. ? no response; "Our Guests" bv Wgnor Edmondo .Mayer <Jes Plan.ht's. the Italian anilujsfailiir; "American I'niversi ties arid Colleges." by In Wm 1: llarper president of the I'niversitv of Chicago' "Congress and Its Relations "to the Military \ Acad. m\. bv David H. Henderson. Speak- I er ed the House eif Rejiresentatives; "The Army" by Geneial Nelson A. Miles' "The "?rV V' OFrench E. Chadwick; ! The Sta! and the Army Schools' by! Major General Henrv O. Corbin* "The Vo' unteers. by General Daniel E. Sickles, and 1 Na,V<",!' , 1!'b" Major General ! Charles Dick or the < >|.|? National Guard, j EDWARD S CONGRATULATIONS. Felicitous Correspondence Between King and Milner and Kitchener. EON'DON June 4.-King Edward cabled his congratulations on the conclusion or peace to I .ore! Kitchener and Lord Milner. the British high commission! r in South! Africa. The text of the royal dispatch to j I-ord Milmr follows: 'I am overjoyed at the news of the sur-] render of the Boers. and 1 warmly con- j gratulate you on the able manner in which j you have conducted the negotiations." To this message l.ord Milner replied: "1 offer my deeper--: thanks for your majesty's gracious message. I ain pro foundly thankful that vour majesty's coro nation will be celebrated with peace throughout your South African dominions " The following is the text of King Ed Ward's dispatch to l.ord Kitchener: "I send you my meist .hearty congratula tions on the termination of hostilities. I ? 'so heartily congratulate my brave troops under your command for having fcrought this long and difficult cam iaign to ?o glorious and successful a conclusion " To this message Lord Kitchener replied - "The army In South Africa highly'appre ciates your majesty's most gracious mes sage, which 1 am now communicating to it } humbly be'g to thank your majesty." VOLCANO'S FIERCE OUTBURST. Cannon-Like Reports and Adjacent Country Enveloped In Flames. BAKl*. Russia. June 4.?The Gusvgran, a mud volcano, situated near the village of Kobl, Caucasia, has erupted The out burst was accompanied by e^nnon-llke re ports. The country around the volcano, for some distance, was enveloped In fiames, but with the exception of the destruct'on of flocks of sheep no fatalities nave been reported. A few shepherds were burned. W'f '? ' A fef ^ m iwBm. *>*&$&#?. -,,iHw:. ; ^i:^; &3fey /y> STOP THE GRIND! It is the Plain Duty of Congress to Throw Off the licit. NEW YORK SUPREME COURT TAKES DECISIVE ACTION. Restrained From Carrying on Busi ness in Violation of Anii Trust Law. ALBANY X. Y.. Juno 4.-Supreme Cc-urt Justice Chester has granted an Injunction rtstraining certain beef r icking companies of the w.st from carrying on business ;n tins state in violation of the provisions of the Donnelly anti-trust law. The ord. r was served upon the repre sentatives of the concerns in this city ami t. rritorv today, and will be served on o.h. rs throughout Hie state as quickly as tl.t y c in b icached it was obtained upon the affidavit of D. \V. Meredith, a former manager of Swift & ^The injunction Is directed against Ar mour Co.. Swift .v Co., Cudnhylacung l packing Company, Hammond Company, I Schwarzchiid ? Sulzberger Company. do rr.. s*i-- and foreign c >n>orations and against N?'ls >n Morris, Kdward Morris and Ira ^ Morris, co-partners, carrying oil business as Nelson Morris & Co. Effect of Injunction. Th. ir managers and all persons acting for them are restrained and enjoined from fix ing and determining, by combining together, the prices to be charged for meat and from igre.ing among themselves as to the supply of meat to be brought into this state by th. m and from acting upon any under standing tending to diminish such supply, and from fixing or maintaining prices of their and > ach other s products, by agree Th v are also enjoined from acting under anv agr. ? mi nt whereby the price of labor sh ill be i.ffe -ted eir competition therein af f' i ted and also from maintaining uniform rules fur credit to dealers or fixing uniform prices f> r cartage. Attorn* v General Davies asked tnat the Injunction be made permanent and Justice Chester directed that it continue until fur ther ord? r of the court. ST. I,oriS. June 4.?The supreme court at Jefferson Ci v today announced that it had ..v. rrid.-d tlit- motion of the packing com panies to (piasli the information iiicd against th.m by the Attorney General. EXTENDING TELEPHONE LIN?S. The Bill Possibly Imperiled Through Supreme Court Decision. The decision of th'- Supreme Court of the I'nited States in the telephone case has been a great disappointment to many sena tors and representatives, who hoped to see the law of Congress fixing telephone rates in the District of Columbia sustained. A bill is now pending before Congress to allow the telephone company to make further ex tensions of its lines, and to make connec tions in certain parts of the District for the accommodation of the public. A danger is recognized that this bill, although favored by peoDl. who are inter, sted in obtaining telephone servjee. may be lost because of the feeling that exists in Congress in re.a tion to the telephone company in view of the position it now occupies in being able to again contest in the courts the entire eiuestion of the right of Congress to regu late its rates, and for the determination of i'ust what kind of service Congress intended should be given for the rates prescribed. The bill before Congress has been passed I by the House *>f Hepresentatives and is now I be fore the Senate. In the form ir v.'.:.:. it has been reported to the Sena's it provide H that within four vears all telephone poles not the property <if the t'nil.d States, in '.he District of Co lombia. shall be remu.ed and the wins placed ondergroui.ei within an area from the Capitol and Library of Congress to Kock cree-k. then northwar. to and beyond i the iire limits, so that the entire area or 1 Washington, within which practically the I telephone system is maintained, shall be; freed fr. m overheaei wires, it is further . provided that as fast as outlying streets arc ! paved the overhead wires shall be placed in underground conduits. Provision is made that in all conduits constructed a sufficient number e?f ducts shall be reserved for the use of the United States and tho District of Columbia without charge. ? his legislation was recommended by the committee at the instance of numerous per i sons said to number in all 70!), who have I been unable to obtain telephones because i Congress has provieted that no overhead wires shall be strung within the city of Washington, and at the same time has made no provision for underground service. Asks for a Hearing. A hearing on the bill to create a rail road commission for the District of Co lumbia has been requested of Chairman Babeock of the House District committee biy S. Herbert Giesy. Frank Hume. Joseph Bradfteld and J. W. Hayes, secretary of the Knights of Labor RESENTED BY MAJORITY ATTITUDE OF THE BEET SUGAR SENATORS. Friends of Cuban Reciprocity Willing to Confer, but Will Not Submit to an Ultimatum. A feeling Of resentment exists among the republican majority of the S. nate over the threat of being taken by the throat and held ui> by a minority of the party on the terms of a Cuban reciprocity bill; they say they do not propose to submit to it. An ul timatum that the bill must be a rebate measure, or nothing will not be entertained. The majority, it is explained, are entire ly agreeable to a conference between the factions to canvass the situation and en deavor to locate ground upon which all re publicans may stand. To that end, the committee appointed by the beet sugar Sen ators, consisting of Messrs. lilkins, Bur rows and Jones of Nevada will be received by a committee of the other side whenever they [ resent themselves. But It is Insist ed that they should not contend that the rebate plan is a basts of compromise; on the- contrary it is held to be the main prop osition of contention. 1 he rebate plan was the* chief structure upon which the opposition rested in the-1 House. it was thoroughly discussed and absoluti iy rejected by the administration us an untenable proposition. No argu ments have since bt. n brought to com menu it as an alternative. Objections to the Rebate Plan. The principal argument against th? re bate plan is one brought by the ultra-pro tectionists themselves. They say it would tend to accomplish in the end the very thing the beet sugar interests seek to avoid ?free trade, through annexation of Cuba. A rebate, involving a direct appropriation by I 'ongress would have to be renewed each session, producing discussion, irritation and subsequt ntly criticism in this country. The unsatisfactory trade conditions which would follow a failure to make the appro priation would fan the llame of annexation both here and in Cuba. Advantages of Reciprocity. The protectionists believe that direct reci proeity, with a tariff reduction of 20 per cent, in the first place, will not injure the beet sugar industry, and in the second place will allay friction over trade relations and prevent the growth of annexation senti ment. These arguments will be presented to the committee of beet sugar senators when the conference is held and commended to their careful consideration. If the terms of reci procity with tariff reduction can be modi lied to suit the views of the beet sugar men every efr irt will be made in that direction and a spirit of conciliation and compromise will dominate the majority. But, as stated, there is resentment of tin- "take-this-or nothlng" attitude of the minority. 650 NATIVES DROWNED. Were Passengers on British Steamer, Which Sank at Sea. RANGOON. British Burmah, June 4.? The British steamer Camorta. from Madras for this port with C30 passengers, all na tives, which was believed to have foundered with all on board on May 6, in a cyclone, has been discovered sunk at Baragua Flats In the Irrawady Delta, directly In the^track of shipping. The topmasts of the vessel protruded above the surface of the water. Eight Miners Burned to Death. LONDON, June 4.?Kight miners were burned to death today as the result of an explosion of gas at Gust, Keen & Co.'s col liery, Dowlais, Glamorganshire, Wales. Personal Mention. Mr. William L. Keane of Yokohama, Ja pan, and Mr. Charles Hanson of Auckland, New Zealand, .are at the Shoreham. Mr. B. D. Woodward of New York and Mr. Kerre de Herzog of Budapest, Hungary, are at the Arlington. Mr. Walker D. 1 lines, vice president of the Louisville and Nashville railroad, of Louisville, and Mr. E. K. Voorhees of Mem phis, Tenn., are at the New Wlllard. Mr T. K. Scott of Augusta, 6a., and Mr. James H. Churchill of Boston, Mass., are at the Raleigh. Dr. H. Nimier of the Frtnch army, pro fessor of military surgery, au Val de Grace, Paste, delegate to the Association of Mili tary Surgeons, now in session in the city. Is the guest of Major LaGarde, at the Sol diers' Home. Lieutenant Cclonel W. S. Edgerly, 7th Cavalry, on the staff of General Wood, has recently arrived l?i Washington, and is the guesi of General J. M. Bell at the Portner. Imported Colored Men and Strikers Clash at Chicago. MANY RIOTS IN CITY MOB DESPERATELY ATTACKS DRIVERS OF MEAT WAGONS. Blue Coats Hurl Themselves Agninst Infuriated Men and Twice Are Repulsed. , i CHICAGO, June 4.?A pitched battle oc curred between a crowd of negroes, im ported from St. Louis to tak- the places of the striking stock yard teamsters, and tougho and strikers at 4.">th street and Cen ter avenue early today. Six negroes were badly injured, two possi bly mortally. The substitutes were driving wagons when they were assaulted. Many of their assail ants were armed with ice pike poles they seized from ice wagons, and, in the Tight the negroes were badly lacerated by these weapons. One man had his thigh broken and an other was injured internally." The imported negross n.imbes about fifty. An Imposing Caravan. At it o'clock an imposing caravan of thirty-eight loads of beef, interspersed with five buses containing policemen, came out of the stock yards amid hoots and cries of derision from the crowd. It looked not unlike a well-guarded wagon train of some small army. Of the wagons sixteen belonged to Swift & Co.. three to Schwarzsehltd ei Sulzberger, nine to Armor & Co., five to Nelson Morris <fc Co., four to Libby, McNeil &? Dibby, and one to the Anglo-American Company. The large meat caravan reached the Illi nois Central depot, at 12th Street, at 10 o'clock, accompanied by a constantly in creasing crowd. During the unloading of meat at the depot the crowd Showed its ugly temper by throwing eoari and bricks. Policemen Draw Revolvers. Disturbances due to the OBfcmsWrs' strike increased in ferocity and frMjuenvc today. Policemen in a number of instances had to draw their revolvers to protect them selves, and several of them! had their clubs not only taken away from them, but used against them. The hospitals began to feci the effect of the battling by the increased number of patients, and the police stations were scarce ly able to hold the rioters arrested. fine of the mnst serious riots tiroke out at Congress and State and /Harrison and State streets. By some tn tnesuver the strikers succeeded in dividing thi thirty eight wagon caravan (the second one to leave the yards today), so th?f the front of it 1 iv at Congress street OTP Sj~a.te, and the rear at Harris n. While the vanguard battled with a crowd which hurled broken bottle, stale eggs and other missiles, including snooiis of thread thrown by women sympathizers in the crowd, the rear guard was called upon to df fend itself against a more serious at tack. Twice They Are Repulsed. At this place the mob made a desperate assault on the drivers, but was compelled to turn its attention to the police, who came up on the run. Twice the bluecoats hurled theYnseives against the infuriated men. and twice they were rebuffed and crowded back. It was the most desperate' clash the police have had with citizens in years. In several instances the strikers and their sympathizers wrenched clubs from the po licemen and used them against their own ers. Meanwhile several men had gained a position of advantage on the elevated loop from which they fired missiles at the of ficers. . Number of Heads Broken. In this way Officer John McGuire was hit in the head with a horseshoe and so seri ously injured that he had to be taken to a hospital. Officer John I.inencurjal was less serious ly hurt. Gus Billings, one of the crowd, was club bed into insensibility by the police, and he, too, was taken to a hospital in a serious condition. After the two ineffectual rushes at the crowd mentioned, the police managed to organize ? themselves in better shape, and for the third time rushed the mob. This time they were successful. A number of heads were broken, but their owners In most cases escaped. Several arrests were made. It was impossible to obtain anything like a complete list of the injured. Caravan Moved Finally. The caravan, after twenty minutes" delay, began to move, but not in peace, for the crowd followed closely. The police, how ever, walked by the wagons and confined their efforts to pulling from the wagons men -who tried to climb into the seats, pre sumably to pull down the drivers. The decision of the police to confine their attention strictly to keeping invaders from climbing onto the wagons did not long endure. From windows along the route missiles were flung at them. At every street corner teamsters in sym pathy with the strikers so managed th^lr wagons as to bring about a blockade. With the continued opposition the bom bardment, the blockading ankl the Jeers all stirring them, the police^oet their tempers and clubbed with apparent lndiscrtBiination. It was reported that several w??men and boys and one helpless cripple reedtrted blows from the batons of the police. Patrol Wagons Btf&y. The slowly persistent ..prderess "of the meat wagons acted as a goad to the tem per of the crowd. Patrol wagons were kept busy rushing to the various lockups with prisoners; am bulances hurried to the nearest- hospitals where heads could be sewc* up, but never did the strikers and their ajrmpaEtil^ers les stn their resistance. ' ? ^ The sight of new arrests and of newly cracked skulls whetted their appetites for more. They took the presence of tfae im mfdiate caravan (a difficult thing to move under any circumstances through down town districts) as a challenge.] An incident of the fights was the smash ing of an automobile in which were seated Charles Gates and a companion. The machine was caught in one of the blockades and smashed to splinters. Another machine, In which were two wo men, was caught In a similar predicament. The occupants were so frightened by the riot about them that they were at the point of fainting when policemen rescued them. Charged Upon thi Crowd. Busy State street was lit; a state of bar ricade several hours. Fields for the strik ers persuaded sympathetic, driven to drive Into the thoroughfare in order io check the advance of'the meat wagohs. At Madison and State streets the voile; of eggs, bricks, etc.. became so thick and tJie street so con gested that the police wese forced to charge upon the crowd. INDIANS ON WARPATH ATTACK MEXICANS FROM AM BUSH WITH DEADLY EFFECT. Fierce Hand-to-Hand Conflict Ensues, in Which Fifty Yaquis Are Killed. SAN FRANCISCO, June 4.?A special from Tucson, Ariz., says: The uprising among the Yaqui Indians is becoming fun eral. A detachment of seventy-three men from the force of General Torres, who is pursuing the Yaquis in the Mazatlan moun tains east of Hermosiilo, was ambushed ! and thirty of the number killed. Captain Celso Gomez and Lieut. Jose Val- J ejo of the 20th Battalion were among the slain. Only one escapcd unhurt. The Mexicans ran out of ammunition and engaged in a hand-to-hand battle with the Yaquis. Fifty of the latter were reported killed, but their great numbers overwhelm ed the Mexicans. The survivors retreated to Hermosiilo. Fifteen of them were wounded. General Torres has retreated and sent out scouts loyal to the government. Refugees arriving at Hermosiilo report that everywhere the Yaquis have taken the wariiath. Another Battle Anticipated. Three stations ->n the Sonora railroad have been abandoned and the telegraph op erators have left. General Luis Torres, in command of the Mexican troops, has been reinforced by his brother, Lorenzo Torres, with mounted rat n. it is estimat<<l that there are Ya quis, well armed, assembled in the foothills of Maz.itlan mountains. The M?xiean forces are sh rt of ammuni tion and arms and through the authorities ai Nogalts all available arms and ammu nition at Tucson were ordered shipped Mon day. The Yaquis captured tw- nty-flve stands of arms in the ambuscade- Sunday. Runners arriving at Htrmo.-illo ri port fearful cruel ties in the ambuscade which occurred Sun day near Aguajite. As soon as the oxp<cted reinforcements arrive Torres will engage the Yaquis in the mountains, and a decisive battle is expected then. o????- ? DISCORD IN THE JUNTA. Buencamino's Revelations to House Committee. Senor Buencamino continued his state ment today bt fore the insular committee of the House. Mr. Jones (Va.) questioned the witness closely as to his declaration in a memorial to Congress that the American forces had brought on the present conflict under Instructions of President McKinley. Buencamino answered that he had acted at the instance of Aguinaldo. and as his secretary, and this so appeared In the original document. Incidentally the wit ness said he might be obliged to divulge some of the secrets of Agoncillo and Sisto Lopez, two of the Filipino agents abroad. There were four of these agents, he said, who were at odds, making independence impossible. Agoncillo had accused Lopez of being a traitor, and Lopez had accused Agoncillo cif being a traitor. Senor Buen camino said that at one time the Junta at Hong Kong had been furnished with the memorial to Congress and accompanying documents, and authority given to spend $.-.0,000 in propagating them. At this time Agoncillo wrote the witness that the prop agation of the documents was not expedi ent. as the American officers had repudi ated the authenticity of those papers said to be signed by t"hem. The witness also gave the details of the Filipino plan in October, ls'.ts, to catch the American army between two fires. There were several sharp passages be tween Chairman Cooper and Kir. .lones as to the latter's questions. One of them, touching on a statement by the witness r.s to religion. was excluded by the chairman, 1 with the declaration that it was a plain and palpable attempt to arouse religious prejudice. Mr. Jones commented on the fact that the witness, who had changed his views, "enjoyed a fat office." while Aguinaldo was a prisoner. Senor Buenca mino stated that he as well as Aguinaldo had been captured, and that he was alive today was due to the humanity of the American army. The hearing was continued during the afternoon. THE SMOKE LAW AMENDMENT. Senate Committee Inclined to Make House Bill More Drastic. When the House bill amending the smoke law is considered in the Senate committee on the District of Columbia there will prob ably be opposition to Its favorable report to the Senate In its present shape. This bill provides that for a period not exceeding three minutes it shall be lawful to permit a black smoke to emit from chim neys. This provision is likely to be objected to when the bill Is considered by the Sen ate committee. The committee, it is un derstood, will make a special effort to se cure a law that will effectually remedy the smoke nuisance, and to have enforced in the public buildings -egulatlons that will prevent any infractions of that law by the government departments. An extra effort will be made to satisfactorily solve this problem, not only because of a sentiment in favor of clean public buildings at a time when white marble is the building mate rial determined upon for new structures, but because of complaints that have been made of annoyance from smoke. The White House has at times been invaded with smoke to such an extent as to in spire inquiries whether there is any law or regulation to prevent it, and, If so, why this law or regulation Is not enforced. Some members of the District committee declare their belief that the smoke nui sance can be remedied under ordinary cir cumstances even with the use of soft coal. They assert that careful stoking and a sufficient boiler capacity are as important in preventing smoke as is the use o" a smoke consumer. They say the lack of these necessary qualifications is the cause of a large portion of the complaint about smoke that Is being made. So far as the government itself is concerned, they ex press theii entire willingness to recom mend any additional expense that may be necessary because of the use of hard In stead of soft coal. Whatever the addi tional expense may be, they state that it Is of no consequence compared with the addi tional comfort of the city and the cleanli ness of handsome buildings. So far as the smoke from locomotives is concerned, they say they are ready to rec ommend legislation requiring all switch ing engines to use coke, so as to eliminate the smoke nuisance. The chief offenders complained of by members of the Senate District committee are the proprietors of large apartment houses. Just at present there Is no smoke from these places, but as soon as cold weather la again experienced it is ex pected the complaints will be as numerous as ever. By that time the committee hopes to have a law enacted the enforcement of which will effectually cure the evil. Return of Secretary Boot. , Secretary Root is expected back from New York this evening, and will attend the opening exercises, of the congress of mil itary surgeons in this city tomorrow morn ing, _ PATRICK WINS DERBY BIDDEN BY AMERICAN JOCKEY MARTIN IN 2.12>4. Ambassador Choate, Richard Croker and Other Prominent Americans Among the Spectators. LONDON. June 4-J Gubbins' brown colt. Aril Patrick, at 7 to 1 against, ridden by J. H. Martin, rhe American Jockey, won the derby. Time, 11.4'J1^. Col. H. McCalmont's Rising Glass w.is second, and the Puke of Portland's Frial Tuck was third. R. S. Siever's Scepter was fourth, and R. Forrest Tod's Czzrdas was fifth. Ard Patrick won by three lengths, and the same distance s< parated the second and third horses. The betting was 100 to 11 against Ard Patrick, 40 to 1 against Rising Glass, and 100 to 7 against Friar Tuck. Big Crowds Witness Event. LONDON, June 4 ?The general holiday making mood of the people and the desire to let oft the strain arising from tie com bination of the announcement of p< ace in South Africa .and the inlluence of the ap proaching coronation festivities were exem plified today by the unprecedented muster of the classes and masses at Epsom Downs for the Coronation Derby. Enormous crowds left London both by r< ail and rail. Vehicles of every descrip tion, from the dignified stage coach, tooting automobile and hansom ?:al> to the plebian coster's donkey cart, all more or less b( - flagged, moved in endless pro<. vsion along the roads converging on the race eourw King Kdward and Queen Altxandra. the Prince and Prims ss of Wales, the Duke and Duchess of Connaught. the Duke of Cambridge. Prince and Princess Charles of Denmark, and Ihe Indian rajahs aid their suites took special trains to the course and received ovations everywhere from the crowds, which spread ov. r every available spot, in spite of the Inclement, show? ry weather which prevailed. Prominent Americans Present. A strong contingent of Americans was present. Half a dozen coaches from the leading hotels held numerous trans-Atlantic visitors. Joseph 11. Choate, the I'nited States ambassador, and Mrs. Choate took ' down a coaching party, including Mr. and Mrs Westinghouse of Pittsburg. Foxhall Keone, Lawrence Waterbury, R. L. Agazziz. William Corcoran Eustls. third secretary of the l'nit<d States embassy, and William Woodward, Mr Choate's sec retary. were conspicuous on the lawn. Richard Croker of w York wandered about the paddock, evidently extracting great pleasure from his surroundings. To a representative of the Associated Press he remarked: "These gatherings rid one of so many po litical and other cares." ONE KILLED, NUMBER INJURED. Special Train Collides With a Freight Near Oxford, Pa. WEST CHESTER. Pa.. June 4.-A special train on the central division of the P., W. and R. railroad, en route from New York to Lincoln University at Oxford, Pa., col lided with an extra freight train yesterday afternoon. John Hendricks, fireman of th? special, was killed. Among the injured w< re the Rev. Dr. Semple, ex-moderat r of the Presbyterian assembly, stverely bruised; the Rev. George All xandi r. scalp w< unds; the Rrv. C. W. Stewart, bruisid; Killiaen Van Rensselaer, hand cut; Miss Vclasco, slightly liruiseii; Miss Newcome, slightly bruised; Miss Emily H. Moir, slightly bruised; W. H Miller, engineer, and J L. Ralston, bag gage master of the special train, were also injured. WILL SOON BE TAKEN UP. Mr. Cooper on the Philippine ??Bill in the House. "Now that the Senate has passed the Philippine bill," said Chairman Cooper of the House committee- on Insular affairs to day, "I will confer with the Speaker, with a view to the early consideration of the bill In the House. As to its passage there can be no doubt, and about the only ques tion is as to reconciling the House bill with that passed by the S< nate. Already the House bill is favorably reported and the minority has formulated its opposing plan. Our hearings are conclud<d. except that of Senor Buencamino, who is giving some ;id ditional light cn the subject from the Fili pinos' standpoint. So that with all legisla tive phases well advanced, the subject is in good condition for prompt action. The debate will begin probably In about tt n days, and while there will be r.o disposi tion to unduly curtail discussion I am in clined to believe that a week will suffice for the consideration of the subject." It is understood that Mr. Cooper Is ar ranging to take up the bill one week from next Monday. To Be Examined for Promotion. The following named officeis ha\e been ordered to examnlatlon for promotion: Capt. Lotus Nilcs, First Lieuts. A. S. Mor gan, C. H. Hilton, jr., E. L. Glasgow and H ,T. Patten and Second Lieuts. E. G. Ab bott. Garrison Rail, Thomas L. Sher burne and F. L. Davidson. Lieut. David son belongs to the 4th Infantry; all the others are attached to the Artillery Corps. American Commercial Library. Consul General Hamilton King of Bang kok informs the State Department that* in view of the many inquiries received in re gard to commercial matters, a library of American business catalogues, trade jour nals and periodicals has been established at the United States consulate general in that city, and that a standing advertise ment to that effect appears in all the local papers. The consul general would be pleased to receive, for use of the library, catalogues and other publications pertain ing to American trade. Relieves Commander Cowles. Commander William J. Barnett has been assigned to duty as assistant chief of the bureau of navigation, Navy Department, in place of Commander William S. Cowles, who has gone to London on the staff of Rear Admiral J. C. Watson to attend th.1 coronation ceremonies. New Barracks at Indianapolis. Instructions have been given for the. con struction of the necessary buildings at In dianapolis, Ind., for the occupation of the 2d Battalion of the 3d Infantry, which re cently arrived at San Francisco from serv ice in the Philippines. The ordnance de partment will abandon the arsenal at In dianapolis on the 1st proximo and it will then be converted into a four-company post. The Cholera in China. Consul McWade at Canton has Informed the Department of State that cholera is on creasing there, but Is becoming more preva lent at Tachaa. All advertisers certi fy to the influence The Star has on those who buy. That is the test. HERBERT IS SELECTED Will Be the New British Ambassador. THE CHOICE WELCOMED WAS FORMERLY SECR?TAKY OF LEGATION HERE. Senor de Ojeda to Succeed the Duke de Arcos as Minister From Spain. Two important changes in the diplomatic rcpres< ntatlon In Washington wi re an nounced today. They are: Honorable M! chael Herbert to* succeed the late Lord Paunccfote ax Hrltlsh ambassador. ami Senor <le Oteda. to succeed th* I?uk. de Arcos. as Spanish minister. Notice of Mr. Hertx rt's apimlntment I OH to the State DqwittMt today through the British embassy hire It sim ply confirmed the Judgment of the officials as to the succession, and Is welcomed by j them, as Mr. Herbert Is ?? .1 and favorably ' known to them through hie former con nection with the Rritish i-mlw?y in Wash ington and through his connection by mar riage with an American g.rl. Miss Wilson of New York. At present Mr. Herbert occupies a place without a counterpart In Jth< American dip lomatic service. He Is tirst s? ictary uC embassy at Falls. but with tilt r;ink >1* minister plenipotentiary In very few K' statms does the British ^"Vi rnnnnt ei? plov an official of such high rank In : office i f se< i ctary of embassy. Selection of Mr. Herbert. A dispatch from London recently printed In The Star said: "The determination to select Mr Herlwrt as ambassador to the I'ntted States was reached after many consultations with those who are l?est titti-d to vole an opin ion In the matter. While nominally secre tary to the ltrilish embassy at Farts. Mr. Herbert was really minister plenipotentiary to France, and jis such he frwjuently acted In most important crises In the absence of Sir Kdmund J Monson. Croat Britain s ambassador tfcere. "Mr. Herbert's marriage with Leila, daughter of Richard 'I' ^ i.son of New York, as a result of which hi lie- a me close ly related to the Vanderbllts. tin ilgden Goelets and the Astors. will not in any way Interfere, according to opinion hero, with his usefulness as tlrvnt Brit tins am bassador at Washington. Mi Herbert s ' record at Washington as char^t <1 aft.iir?*s from 1SSH until IKVl, and a- ; ? tary to the British legation there fr.'iu 1KC to l.Mti, ?jud Ilia work as Hrillfh .i*?it on the Yoner.ulean commission, < mini ? tl\ tit him. so official belli f Inclines, for ins propuaod new and important duties. "At 1'arls Mr. Herbert s present positl n Is somev.hat curl; us. for. while healing tho rank of a full-Hedged minist. r. h. has to take second place when Sir' Ldmond J. Monson. the ambassador. is resident in France. ... . , "Before the new ambaf-ulor at \\ islilng ton takes up his duties the salary atta< hi-d to the position will probalilj ? put upon a par with the lilghest paid in <?r?at i*f"'t ain's diplomatic serv;* . nam? ly that, which is paid the ambassador at Parts, ??,<NM a year.'' New Spanish Minister. The change In the Spanis 1 leu iti n h< r? came as a distinct surpris. t ? ail l.ut tho intimate friends of the I? ik< i Arc s. H<? came to the I'nlted State- is tin tirst s;. ni ls minister after the w.ir. and n iturallj his position was .1 v< ry d?licate 0:11, r quiring the exhibition of Infinite tact to avoid un pleasant Incidents. H. w w. il h- has suc ceeded can be Judged from th. fact that so far as he hlmsilf was concern. 1 there has never arisi n th* ^lighl* --t frict". 11 b wi n the* legation an<l tho official wm:U* k?? daily his relations have l>. < n f tin ple.isant est. It is und< rstojd that the c .iiij.'* th? r. fore is attributable ?ntir? iy to th* ret ring minister's d> sire to obtain th. t..-t possible treatment for his Impaired vision, which has caused him much and gr- wing c .r.cern. Therefore lie has s? cured a transfer to tho Spanish legation at Bruss. Is. Til-r. he will be as mar as practlcabb t . the great specialist at Wi.sbad. n. who has already undertaken his treatment at Inconvenient intervals. ? . Senor de Ojeda. who succeeds the Duko de Arcos. conns to Washington with '!? cellent credetials. He was Fecr?t.iry of tho Spanish peace commission at Paris, and Is at present minister to Tangier. TROLLEY LINE TO BALTIMORE. Work of Grading the Road Will Be Commenced at Once. BALTIMORE. Md., Jum? 4 The Wash ington, Baltimore and Annapolis Railroad Comi?ny Ins Just given out c .ntracts for grading a trolley line to Washington. The road will t* thirty-one miles long. and will be finished in eight months. W. H. Lam precht of Cleveland Is the president of the company, and western capitalists will fur nish the money to build tile road. The company's headquarters are In Washington. The terminal station here will be at 15th and H streets. The com pany has a traffic agreement with the Washington Railway and Electrc Company to run cars from Chesapeake Junction Into the Washington terminal station It also controls the Washington, Berwvn and Laurel Railroad Company, which Is build ing a line to Laurel?ten miles?whlrh will soon be finished. At Berwvn it conn.-cts with the City and Suburban railway of Washington, "with which it has a traffic agreement to enter the city. B has a franchise to lay tracks on the streets or Laurel. , , The Washington. Baltimore and Annap olis Railroad Company also has a project to build a line to Annapolis, running oft from its main line at Odentofi. The Washington. Berwvn and Laurel Railway Company has 11 capital of J..oo<??). None of the bonds and stocks of the two companies will Ik- issued until the lines are completed and In operation. DEATH BLOW TO STREET RACES. Governors of Automobile Club of America Take Action. NEW YORK. June 4.?The board of gov ernors of the Automobile Club of America adopted resolutions yesterday deploring th* accident on Staten Island on Saturday, when a freak machine, by running amuck In a crowd of spectators, killed one person, fatally Injured another and wounded nine. The resolutions discountenanced any speed trials on public highways hereafter. The American Automobile Association also took action, though without direct reference to the misfortune, and Albert R. Shattuck. president of the Automobile Club, expressed himself as convinced that all racing of au tomobiles should be abolished. He ga?? this aa hla petaonal opinion, afxi declined to say whether other m< mb< r? .f the board agreed with him