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No. 15,374. ^ WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY, JUtfE 5, 1902--SIXTEEN PAGES. TWO CENTS.
THE EVENING 8TAR.
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STRIKE DECLARED OFF
Compromise Follows Day of
Fierce Rioting.
CHICAGO IS RELIEVED
PARTIAL VICTORY FOR PACKING
HOUSE TEAMSTERS.
Representatives of Both Sides, in Ses
sion All Night, Finally
Reach Agreement.
CHICAGO. June 5.?The packing house
teamsters' strike, which lias disturbed the
peace of the city for nearly two weeks, and
which yesterday caused the most serious
rioting that has occurred since the Ameri
can Railway I'nion strike of l.HIM. came to
an end at 4:1."> o'clock this morning as the
result of a secret conference between rep
rtsentatives of the packers and the team
stirs at the Grand Pacific Hotel, which had
been in session since 8 o'clock last night.
The agreement reached at the conference
is a partial victory for the teamsters, in
that the packers have declared that they
wiil not discriminate against members of
the union.
The scale agreed upon is 2 cents lower
than that demanded by the men. It is as
follows:
Cart drivers. IS cents an hour; single
wagon. cents: two-horse, cents;
four-horse. -7H cents; six-horse. cents.
The m >n are to be paid full time from the
time of leaving the barn until they return,
with a deduction of half an hour for lunch.
They will not be required to work on
Labor d.iy.
The document as drawn up is as follows: |
At a conference held at the Grand Pacific !
Hotel on the night of June 4. r.?>'2. between
representatives "f the Chicago packers and
their packing house teamsters, held at the ?
suggestion of Carter H. Harrison, mayor. I
and the state board of arbitration, it was
agreed, after due deliberation, to recom
mend to the two parties to the controversy
now existing between the said teamsters
?nd the said packers:
Compromise of Differences.
That a compromise of the said differences
be effected by making the following sugges
tions for a compromise:
1. There shall be no discrimination against
union teamsters.
2. The scale of wages for teamsters shall
be fair.
3. No teamsters shall be compelled to
work on Labor day.
4. Any teamster receiving more than the
scale of w;iges stated shall not suffer a re
duction of wages after this agreement goes
imo effect.
I he above and foregoing provisions were
agreed upon at s-iid meeting.
'1 he following persons represented the re
spective Interests:
Thos J. Connor. Armour & Co.
John Meyer, Armour teamsters.
I,ouIs F Swift. Swift & Co.
AV F. McXaughton. Swift teamsters.
Thomas E. Wilson. Nelson. Morris & Co.
E. D. Laidlow. Morris teamsters.
5. \Y. Wilder, Sehwarzschild & Sulzberg
er
Pert Glinn, Schwarzschild & Sulzberger
teamsters
Edward Tilden. I.tbbv, McNeill Libbv.
Edward <lasirich. Libbv teamsters.
F A. McLean. Anglo-American Provision
Co
David T. Gibbons, Anglo-American team
sters.
Edward S Robbins, Omaha Packing Co.
Charles Miller, Omaha teamsters.
M. J. Conibear, I.ipton & Co.
William Wisely, I.ipton & Co. teamsters.
QUAY CONTROLS QUAKER CITY.
Pennypacker Delegation for Governor
?Representatives Nominated.
PHILADELPHIA. June 5?Republican
congressional, county and senatorial con
ventions were held in this c'.ty today atul
the following candidates were chosen:
Congress?First district, H. H. Bingham;
second, Robert Adams, jr.; third. Henry
Burk; fourth. Robert H. Foerderer; fifth.
Edward Morrell; sixth, George D. Mc
Creary.
County?Sheriff. James L. Miles; coroner,
Thomas Dugan; commissioners, Jacob
"Wlldemore and Hugh Black.
Judge common pleas court No. 4?Michael
Arnold.
State senate ? Second district. Henry
Gransback: fourth, John T. Harrison; sixth,
John M. Scott; eighth. Horatio B. Hackett.
All of the congressional candidates are
renorninations except George I>. McCreary,
who is the candidate in the new district
created under the apportionment bill passed
by the last legislature. Robert H. Foerd
erer is a member of the present Congress
as representative of the state at large. To
day he was chosen to represent the third
district in place of Representative James
R Young, who retires.
Thirty-nine leg'slative candidates were
also nominated. It was announced today
that the eighty-four delegates to the re
publican state convention chosen at last
night's primaries are a unit for Judge Sam
uel W. Pennypacker of this city lor gov
ernor. The convention will meet at Harris
burg on next Wednt sday.
NO MORE USE FOR MULES.
British Remount Commission Will Be
Disbanded.
KANSAS CITY. June 5?The British re
mount commission, which has been pur
chasing and shipping mules for use in the
British army in South Africa and India.
-Will be disabltd within a few days and
most of the officers who are now on duty
here and at Lathrop, Mo., will be given
long leaves of absence. The office of the
commission In this city will remain open
until next week. Colontl De Burgh, the
senior officer, is about to leave for Wash
ington.
DOCTOR "MARK TWAIN" NOW.
Two Members of Cabinet Also Re
ceive Degree of LL.D.
COLI'MBIA, Mo., June 5.?The Missouri
State University yesterday conferred the
degree of doctor of laws on Samuel Clem
ens (Mark Twain). A similar degree was
also bestowed upon Secretary James Wil
?on of the Department of Agriculture. Rob
ert S Brooklr.gs of St. Louis, Secretary of
the Interior E. A. Hitchcock and B. T.
Galloway of the Agriculture Department
?t Washington. Mr. Clemens was asked
to deliver the diplomas to the graduating
Class, which he did.
ASKED TO FORM NEW CABINET.
Former Premier Brisson Summoned by
Loubet, but Declines.
PARIS, June 5.?M. Henri Brisson. the
former premier, who Is a radical republican
In politics, went to the Elysee Palace today
as a result of President Loubet*s summons.
and was asked to form a new cabinet, but
12. Brisson declined.
IRISH OPPOSED QRANT
BUT COMMONS VOTED ?50,000 TO
LORD KITCHENER.
Dillon Led the Fight Against It and
the House Refused to Listen
to Redmond.
LONDON, June 5.?The house of commons
has voted the grant of ?50.000 to Lord
Kitchener. As a remarkable coincidence,
parliament June 5, three years ago, voted
its thanks and fSO.OOO to the same general
for his services in Egypt.
Mr. Balfour, in supporting the motion, re
ferred to Lord Kitchener's rapid promotion.
The liberal leader. Sir Henry Campbell
Bannerman, who seconded the motion, paid
a warm tribute to Lord Kitchener as a sol
dier and statesman.
Dillon Led Opposition.
John Dillon, Irish nationalist, led the op
position in behalf of the nationalists. Mr.
Dillon said he and his friends absolutely
objected to the vote, because they were op
posed to the policy of the war in South Af
rica and the conduct of the campaign,
which involved wholesale devastation of the
country, the burning of farms and sacrifice
of life.
William Redmond, Irish nationalist,
caused a scene of great disorder fay remark
ing that Lord Kitchener would go down to
history as a general who had "made war on
women and children."
This remark called forth loud cries of
"withdraw." and appeals to the chairman
to call Mr. Redmond to order.
Refused to Listen to Redmond.
The chairman said the expression used
was not disorderly, but a majority of the
house refused to listen any further to Mr.
Redmond and interrupted him with all
kinds of shouts.
After a quarter of an hour spent by Mr.
Redmond in fruitless endeavor to gain a
hearing the closure was moved.
The closure was adopted by 273 to 138
votes, and the grant of ?50,000 to Lord
Kitchener was carried by 1580 to 44 votes.
The minority consisted of Irish national
ists and two or three radicals.
Mr. Redmond said he desired to repeat
that Lord Kitchener was responsible for
the death of 15,000 children, and that he
had warred on women and children. That
was his absolute conviction and he refused
to withdraw the words. The country was
living in an atmosphere of hypocrisy. When
a man spoke the truth he was gagged.
Mr. Redmond's remarks were almost un
bearable. owing to the uproar caused by
the cheers of the Irish nationalists and the
protests of the members of other parties.
The chairman replied to Mr. Redmond's
appeal for a fair hearing that it was im
possible to control the house, to which his
speech appeared distasteful.
POPE LEO GREETS TAFT.
Former is Presented With Copy of
Roosevelt's "Works.
ROME. June 5.?The pope today received
Judge Taft. civil governor of the Philip
pine Islands; Bishop Thomas O'Gorman of
Sioux Falls, S. D.; Judge Smith and Maj.
Porter of the judge advocate's department
at Washington.
The Americans were met at the entrance
of the Vatican by Monsignor Bisleti, the
papal chamberlain, and were conducted to
the pope's private library.
Judge Taft presented the pontiff with a
box containing President Roosevelt's liter
ary' works, and the pope expressed his
thanks for Mr. Roosevelt's friendly greet
ings.
COL. PEARRE RENOMINATED.
No Opposition to Representative From
Sixth Maryland District.
Serial Dispatch to The Evening Star.
HAGERSTOWN, Md? June 5?At the
sixth congressional district convention to
day Congressman George A. Fearre of Alle
gany county, was renominated by acclama
tion.
The convention was one of the most har
monious and enthusiastic ever held in the
district.
C. H. Holtzman tailed the convention to
order and was succeeded by Gist Blair of
Montgomery county as permanent chair
man.
Col. A. G. Sturgis of Garrett county and
George L. KaufTman of Frederick county
were the secretaries.
The committee on resolutions consisted of
B. H. Warner of Montgomery county, W.
C V'hite of Allegany, N. Clay Henshaw of
Frederick, Benjamin N. Sincell of Garrett
and II. K. Hartzman of Washington.
While the committee was preparing the
resolutions addresses were made by State
Senator David E. Dick of Allegany county,
A. I). Willard and Dr. W. C. Boteler of
Frederick county.
In part the resolutions say: "We are just
ly proud of the fact that our representa
tive, Geo. A. Pearre. has been a prominent
factor in bringing about and maintaining
the policy of our party and has taken high
rank in the halls of Congress on account of
his ability, intelligence and general concep
tion of the needs not only of our congres
sional district, but of the Whole country.
"We commend him for his faithful ser
vices. fidelity to duty and general efficiency,
and earnestly recommend his renomination
by acclamation and call upon all lovers of
good government, irrespective of party, to
rally to his support in the coming cam
paign.''
The resolutions express regret at the
death of William McKinley, commend the
policy of the present administration and
indorse the record of United States Senator
Louis E. McComas.
In a stirring speech Col. Pearre was put
in nomination by Thomas G. Pownall of
Allegany county and the nomination after
ward was seconded by S. T. Jones of Gar
rett. B. H. Warner of Montgomery, Capt.
1,. H. Kuhn of Washington and John G.
Wilson of Allegany.
Col. Pearre was then nominated by a ris
ing vote followed by prolonged cheering.
A committee escorted Col. Pearre to the
hall and he made a short speech before the
convention.
BOYCOTT DE KOVEN.
American Federation of Musicians
Will Not Use His Works.
BUFFALO, N. Y.. June 5.?At Wednes
day's session of the American Federation
of Musicians, a national body, a delegate
from Washington, D. C., Introduced a reso
lution to the effect that members of all lo
cals in the organization discontinue the use
of Reginald De Koven's music.
It is alleged that Mr. De Koven, In his
symphony concerts at the capital, has
drawn some of his musicians from the Ma
rine Band. These men are enlisted men
and non-union. >
The resolution was not adopted by a vote,
but it was decided to refer the motion to
the different locals, with a request that
they comply with Its spirit.
KILLED WIFE AND MOTHER.
Then Turned Revolver on Self and In
flicted Fatal Wound.
PHILADELPHIA. June 5.?Oscar Webb,
colored, during a family quarrel today,-ahot
and killed his wife and her mother. He
then turned the revolver on himself and in
flicted a fatal wound.
TO PROTECT CAPITOL
RECOMMENDATIONS OF FIRE DE
PARTMENT OFFICIALS.
Introduction of Water Supply Pipes,
With Numerous Stand Pipes, Urged
?Three Fire Alarm Boxes Needed.
The recommendations made for additional
fire-fighting facilities in the Capitol by As
sistant Chief W. T. Belt and Fire Marshal
Sidney Bieber were today transmitted to
the superintendent of the Capitol by Chiet
Engineer Dutton.
In receiving the report the superintendent
states that the report meets with his entire
approval, and he expresses his thanks to
the fire department and requests that As
sistant Chief Belt and Fire Marshal Bieber
be thanked in his behalf for the able and
conscientious manner in which they have
rendered their services.
The Recommendations.
Assistant Chief Belt and Fire Marshal
Bieber recommend that three-inch water
supply pipes, with numerous outltts, b" run
through the terraces into the Capitol build
ing with an abundance of hose. Provision
should also be made for standpipes and for
the utilization of the pumps now In the
building. Mr. Belt says that with this pipe
system installed it would reduce the time of
the department in getting into service to a
minimum in a great many instances. The
firemen when called upon would, instead of
leading out long lines of hose through the
corridors and down and up the diffecea
stairways, subdue the fire with the stand
pipe system and the different appliance*
recommended.
"There should be a signal bell located in
each one of the pump rooms with an enun
ciator to warn the engineer to start up the
pump in ease of fire.
"I also recommend that three lire alarm
boxes be erected as follows: One in the Sen
ate wing, one in the rotunda, and one in
the House wing, and that instantaneous
fire alarm boxes be located in different
parts of the building and connected to these
three boxes."
It is also recommended that a chemical
fire extinguisher be placed in each commit
tee room and the distribution of a number
of pick-axes and ceiling hooks. It is sug
gested that at least two experienced men be
appointed to look after the appliances and
see that they are ready at all times for
immediate use and to perform the duties
required of a fireman. The report con
cludes:
Fires at the Capitol.
"It might be well to call attention to the
following fires which occurred at the Capi
tol during the past fifteen years:
"February 28. 18*7, at 0:16 a. m., the de
partment responded to a fire in the store
room of the House wing. The time of
service at the fire was two hours and four
minutes. No record of damages.
"January 28, 18!ll, at 7::t8 a. m., the. de
partment responded to a fire in the House
of Represenattives folding room. No rec
ord of damage. Time of service, forty min
utes.
"March 22. 1802, at 6:48 p.m., the depart
ment responded to a fire in the House of
Representatives folding room. Damage,
Time of service, two hours and four
teen minutes.
"March 28. 1894. at 3:04 p.m.. the depart
ment responded to a'fire in the basement
under the Senate wing. No record of dam
age. Time of service, fifty-nine minutes.
"August Kt, 1897. at 10:55 a. m., the de
partment responded to a lire in the base
ment under the Senate wing. No record of
damage. Time of service, twenty minutes.
"November 1898. at 5:18 p.m.. the de
partment responded to a fire under the^Su
preme Court room. Damage, $31,200. Time
of service, five hours and forty-one min
utes. It required a second alarm to sub
due the fire."
CUBAN RECIPROCITY.
Conference Between Representatives of
the Two Factions.
An extended conference was held this
afternoon oil the Cuban reciprocity bill be
tween the advocates of reciprocity with
tariff reduction and the opponents of that
plan who prefer a rebate. The beet sugar
faction was represented in the conference
by Senators Elkins, Burrows and Jones of
Nevada. The supporters of the admin
istration plan were represented by Sena
tors Piatt of Connecticut, Spooner and Cul
lom. No decision was reached, and further
conferences will be held.
The distinguishing feature of the meet
ing this afternoon was the spirit of cor
diality manifested and the lack of acri
mony. Wide differences of opinion were
revealed as existing between the advo
cates of the conflicting plans for extending
relief to Cuba. There was pronounced dl?
position on the part of all present how
ever to reach, if possible, a common ground
for agreement which would not accentuate
the existing differences within the republi
can party in the Senate on this question.
The beet sugar senators earnestly urged
the adoption of a reciprocal for trade rela
tions based upon a rebate of duties wlJich
would be equivalent to a 20 per cent reduc
tion in the tariff. This was seen to be the
same plan that was broached by the beet
sugar mi n In the House and which was re
jected by the administration leaders after
long discussion between the members of
the ways and means committee and the
committee appointed by the insurgent re
publicans.
The supporters of the administration pol
icy for Cuba rebutted the arguments put
forward by the other side, contending that
the rebate plan would not accomplish the
object which the beet sugar men have at
heart, but in the end would likely frustrate
it About two hours were spent in the ex
change of views between members of the
conference and then adjournment was
taken to enable those present to attend the
session of the Senate and listen to the
speech of Senator Hanna on the canal bill.
Another conference will be held tomorrow
at which more time will be devoted, if nec
essary.
Personal Mention.
Mr. Bellamy Storer, United States minis
ter to Spain, and wife and Mr. Henry Tod
of Edinburgh, Scotland, are at the Shore
ham.
Mr. George Kramer of New York and Mr.
Carl Hillmay and wife of Hot Springs, Va.,
are at the Arlington.
Mr. Henry C. Ash of Philadelphia, and
Mr. J. B. McCork of Connecticut, are at the
New Willard.
Mr. H. A. Bradford and W.ife of St. I-ouis,
and Mr. Charles A. Barchtold of New Vork,
are at the Raleigh.
J. D. Whelpley, the well-known newspaper
man, left for England yesterday, accom
panied by his wife and two daughters. Mr.
Whelpley will be in England most of the
summer, studying the question of the Eng
lish market for American products. He has
also been designated by the State Depart
ment to act as delegate from the United
States to the international conference of
commerce and industry to be held at Os
tend in Belgium during August.
Aged Woman's Illness.
Mrs. Mary Griffith, seventy-five years old,
living at 200 F street southwest, became ill
near Pennsylvania avenue and 3d street
about 1:30 o'clock today. She became ex
hausted and fell to the sidewalk. The am
bulance was summoned and the sick woman
was removed to the Emergency Hospital.
HT TIE WHITE BOISE
Will Give No Attention to
Coal Strike Arbitration
IF COMMITTEE COMES
THEN HE WILL CONSIDER THE
RESOLUTIONS.
Hope for a District Man as Judge
Bradley's Successor?Many Dele
gations Received Today.
President Roosevelt is not giving any con
sideration to the suggestion that he inter
fere in the Pennsylvania coal strike. He
will not give the matter his attention until
the committee appointed by the New York
board of trade and transportation Crflls at
the White House and presents him with
resolutions adopted by that body asking
him to take some action. The proposition
of the board is that the President make
a tender of arbitration or appoint a com
mission to investigate the situation. The
committee is expected in Washington today
or tomorrow. The suggestion is that the pro
posed commission should be something like
that appointed by President Cleveland dur
ing the Pullman Car CompShy strike in
Chicago, in
The impression prevails that the Presi
dent will receive the resolutions and give
them his attention, but that he will take no
action. The promise of results from such
an interference are too remote and the
promise of trouble too near to warrant it
unless conditions were much more serious
than now
Urging a District Man.
Senator McComas strongly urged the
President today to nominate a District
man to fill the vacancy on the Supreme
Court bench of the District caused by the
death of Justice Bradley. Senator McCo
mas gave many strong reasons why a local
man ought to have the place. Mr. Mc
Comas urged Mr. Gould's name, but said
that any good local man would satisfy him.
The President gave no insight into his in
tentions, but Se'nator McComas is hopeful
that a District man may yet be nominated.
The Presiovnt is not irrevocably committed
to John G. Thompson for the judgeship and
might find something to cause a change in
his mind. The President is at feast giving
consideration to the arguments made to
him by Senator McComas and others in
favor of a District man.
President Receives Delegations.
The President today received a delega
tion of fifty members of the Brotherhood of
Locomotive Engineers. They were intro
duced by Edwin C. Madden, third assistant
postmaster general, who is a member of
the organization. Prior to acjournlng yes
terday at Norfolk, where "he engineers
have been holding a convention, they
adopted a resolution indorsing Mr. Mad
den's efforts to correct the alleged abuses
of the second-class mall privilege and ac
quainted the President with the fact. They
also elected Mr. Madden an honorary mem
ber of the grand convention. This honor
has been conferred but twice before.
Two hundred members and ladles of the
Association of Surgeons of the Southern
Railway were received in the east room.
Another organization to be received whs
Company G of the 2d Regiment of the Con
necticut National Guard. There were about
seventy men in uniform.
Praise for Admiral Kempff.
Rear Admiral Kempff was presented to
the President this morning by Representa ?
tive Bartholdt. Admiral Kempff merely
called to pay his respects, but he was hon
ored by high praise from the President,
who recalled the fact that Admiral Kempff
had refused to order the American naval
forces in Chinese waters to join in tjie bom
bardment of the Taku forts. President
Roosevelt said that the civilized world had
rendered judgment on the action of Admiral
Kempff and had decided that he was right.
Admiral Kempff was much gratified with
the President's warm and friendly praise.
The American admiral was urged by the
naval commanders of all other nations to
join in the bombardment, but he refused to
take part, saying that his country was not
then at war with China. This act is re
membered with generous gratitude In China.
The Oregon Election.
Senator Simon of Oregon saw the Presi
dent today. He said that his information
from the Oregon elections was that two
republican representatives in Congress and
a republican legislature had been chosen.
The election of a democrat as governor by
a small plurality was due, Senator Simon
said, to purely personal reasons. The
democratic candidate for governor was, he
said, an extremely popular man.
President Roosevelt was away from tiie
White House thirty minutes this morning
About 10 o'clock he rode to the National
Theater to attend the opening meeting ct
the Military Surgeons' Association. He was
accompanied to and from the theater by
Secretary Root and Secretary Cortelyou
A committee from Johns Hopkins Univer
sity was presented to the President today
by Senator McComas. The committee,
headed by R. T. Abercrombie, came to
Washington to invite the President to at
tend a la crosse match to be played in
Baltimore June 11 between the teams of
Johns Hopkins and the T'nlversity of To
ronto. The President will be in West Point
on that date and could not accept the invi
tation. . .
A committee from Geir. Green Clay Smith
Command, U. V. IT., this mctmin? presented
the President with resolutions commending
his Memorial day address at Arlfeigton.
J. Ross Clark of California, brother of
Senator Clark of Montana, was presented
to the President by A. E. Handle.
To Be Consul at M*Tt: rrique.
The President today nominate John l*'.
Jewell of Illinois to be consul at Martinique,
W. I.
Rear Admiral Brown Sere.
Rear Admiral George Brown, retired, who
Is now a prominent business nrten of In
dianapolis, is on a visit to this city* He
called at the Navy Department today to
pay his respects to. Secretary Moody and
Assistant Secretary Darling.
Secretary Root Again mt .Hfc Desk.
Secretary Root has returned from New
York, where he went with Mrs. Root and
Miss Root, who sailed on the steamer St.
Paul for a two months' visit to France and
Germany. The Secretary will join them
and the other members of his family at
Carlsbad early in August.
Capt. Paxton Going to Fart Robinson.
Capt. Robert G. Ptorton, 10th Cavalry,
who has reported his arrival In Washing
ton from service in Cuba, tat been ordered
to join his regiment at Foft Robinson, Ne
braska.
t ? n ?
Fourth-Class PoStmtoters.
The following fourth-class postmasters
wwre appointed today.;
Maryland?Cavetown. Aiianda Beamer.
Virginia?Stave, T. I*.Goodfe
HOBBLED!
If Uncle Sam Can Break the Small Ropes He Will Have a Chance to
Cut the Big One.
AUSTRIA'S AMBASSADOR.
Not Known Omcially That Mr. Hen
gelmuller Kas Been Promoted.
The news of the appointment of a new
British ambassador to Washington has
aroused interest in the status of Mr. Hen
geimuller. the present Austrian minister
here, who is to be made an ambassador.
While notice to that effect was conveyed
to this government, and was acted upon in
the promotion of Minister McCormiik in a
similar degree, it is not known officially
here yet that Mr. Hengelmuller's promotion
has actually taken effect. So it may hap
pen that Mr. Michael Herbert, the newly
appointed British ambassador, will take
precedence of the Austrian ambassador in
point of stnlority if the former's credentials
arrive first.
SUGAR GROWERS IN CUBA.
Large Estates Owned by American
Corporations.
Truman G. Palmer of Chicago was be
fore the committee on relations with Cuba
today. He gave a list of seventeen Ameri
can corporations, owning 588.727 acres in
Cuba, with a sugar production of 2.V>,42.">
tons. These corporations, he said, have
claims pending before the Spanish treaty
claims commission aggregating $!?,?!?(,O.H.
He crave a list of forty-one estates owned
by citizens of the I'nited States, having
,'!?;*>.78fi acres, in Cuba, with a sugar ca
pacity of ,'B >4.495 tons. Of these thirty-five
have claims before the Spanish commission
amounting to ,$i:{,t>4<>.r>44.
TO DECIDE ON REWARDS.
Board Appointed to Consider Claims
for Medals of Honor.
By direction of the Secretary of War, a
board of officers has been ,appointed to
meet in this city from time to time for the
purpose of ixamining such applications
and recommendations for medals of honor
and certificates of merit as may be re
ferred to it, and of making recommenda
tions thereon. The board is composed of
the following named officers: Maj. Gen. S.
B. M. Young, Col. Wallace F. Randolph,
chief of artillery; Maj. John Tweedale, as
sistant chief of the record and pension of
fice, and Maj. Henry A. Greene, assistant
adjutant general.
Southern Railway Surgeons.
The Association of Surgeons of the South
ern Railway convened here today. A brief
business session was held during the morn
ing. At noon the delegates proceeded in a
body to the White House, where they were
received by President Roosevelt.
Alleged Criminal Assault.
Complaint was made to the police of the
fourth precinct that Lena Johnson, colored,
fourteen years old, living at 2U'l M street
southwest, was criminally assaulted last
night by two colored men near M and Half
streets southwest. According to the report
the assault took place about 10:30 o'clock.
Descriptions of the men mentioned by
the girl as her alleged assailants were fur
nished the police. They are known to the
police of the South Washington precinct,
wno expect to make the arrests tonight.
Acquitted of Murder.
CHICAGO, June ,5.?After an a'l night's
session a jury in Judge Kavanagh's court
today returned a verdict of acquittal in the
case of Mrs. Emma Williams and Chris
Schweiger, charged with the murder 'of
Kinley Williams, the woman's husband.
Democratic rrarciity Waning.
PORTLAND, Ore.. June ">.?Corrected re
turns up to a late hour give Chamberlain
(dem.) for governor a lead of only 8 votes
over Furnish (rep.). No returns have been'
received from Curry, Malheur and Harney
counties. In 1898 these four counties gave
Geer (rep.) for governor a majority of 11 >
votes.
Dayton Renominated.
MARTINSB1TRG. W. Va., June 5.?Alston
G. Dayton, representative in Congress from
the second congressional district in this
state, was renominated today by the re
publican convention
Democratic Primaries in Georgia.
ATLANTA, Ga., June 5.?Democratic pri
mariss for the nomination 6t governor,
state and Congressional representatives are
being held throughout the state today. The
democrats have the only ticket in the Stld.
Troops Returning to the United States
Quartermaster General Ludington is >n- '
formed that the transports Hancock and j
Sheridan have left Nagasaki for San Fran- !
cisco with the Oth. 9th and 19th Regiments 1
of Infantry from the Philippine*. '
PERSONAL TAX PROVISION.
A Delegation of Citizens Before Senate
Subcommittee.
A large delegation of citizen? of the Dis
trict of Columbia was before the subcom
mittee of the Senate committee on appro
priations today In relation to the per
sonal tax provision of the District bill.
Committees were present representing the
Board of Trade, the Business Men's Asso
ciation, the banks and trust companies, and
the citizens in general. Those who ad
dressed the subcommittee were Messrs.
William F. Mattingly, A. S. Worthington
John Joy Edson, M. Dyrenforth, Thomas
R. Jones, Theodore \V. Noyes and J. H.
Kalston. Tiie plan in relation to taxation
generally advocated favored Immediate
provision of a national advance to meet
the cost of largo nnd permanent municipal 1
improvements, only the interest upon this
advance with a proportionate contribution
to a sinking fund to be collected each year
for a long period from the current revenues, j
It was contended that the question whether :
personal taxation was necessary and if so
what form it should take could be decided
only after the pt-oposed advance had been
authorized and the revenues from the new
assessment of reai estate had been ascer
tained. 8ome of the speakers urged the
making of the advance and postponement
of final shaping of the personal tax meas
ure until next session. The d? legation was
before the subcommittee about two hours.
This practically closes the hearings be
fore the subcommittee, which this afternoon
continued its work of considering the Dis
trict appropriation bill as a whole. It is
likely that the District bill will be reported
to the Senate either at the close of the
present week or early next week. It is un
derstood that the subcommittee will be
ready to make its report within a day or
two to the full committee.
LIPTON WILL CHALLENGE.
Has Designs for a Yacht and Will Try
for Cup.
LONDON', June 5.?The Exchange Tele
graph Company today gave out a yachting
announcement, previously made by the As
sociated Press, which says that Sir Thomas
Lipton has definitely decided to challenge
for the America s cup in lSdd, with a yacht
to be built by the Denny's. The Exchange
Telegraph Company adds that the yacht
Is designed by Eife. but that, as a matter
of faot, Watson and Eife collaborated in
the design.
BROUGHT BACK FOR TRIAL.
Former Hotel Waiter Charged With
Theft of Silverware.
Henry Mader, thirty-five years old. for
merly employed as a waiter at the Raleigh
Hotel, was brought here this afternoon by
two Denver, Col., officers. He is under in
dictment for the alleged theft of Rut worth
of silverware from his employer. Madcr's
wife and child are in Brooklyn. While in
this city he lived at 2014 H street north
west, from where Detectives Parham and
Weedon recovered the alleged stolen prop
erty. .
The prisoner was photographed at po
lice headquarters and was afterward turned j
over to the marshal to be commltucT to jail
unless bond for his appearance is given.
Mader's arrest was due to the work of the
detectives mentioned. They traced h in to
several western cities and finally caused
his arrest in Denver.
TO PRECEDE THE BROOKLYN.
Lady Pauncefote Will Prepare for Re
ception of Ambassador's Remains.
It is expected that Lady Pauncefote and
the Misses Pauncefote will leave Wash
ington June 2.">, sa!ling the following day
from New York for England to make the
necessary preparations for the reception
of Lord Pauncefotc's remains at t}ie late
ambassador's ancestral home at Preston.
It is thought that the cruiser Brooklyn,
which is slated to 'transport the remains,
will be met upon her entry into English wa
aters by a Brti?h man-cf-war and escorted
to port. It is stated at Jhe Navy Depart
men that -the Brooklyn wiii be ready for
sea at the New York yard on the It'th in
stant, so she can sail at any desired date
thereafter. So compl< te were the cere
monies over the remains of Lord Paunce
fote last week that no further observances
to attend the departure of the remains are
contemplated here.
$500,000 Bequest to Newton.
NEWTON. Mass.. June 5.-At the trus
tees' dinner to contributors, alumni and in
vited guests following the graduation exer
cises of the Newton Theological Institution
today endowments and bequests aggregat
ing nearly ?iU0.O0(l for the year were an
nounced. The gifts included R!0 ?.?io raised I
to receive an equal sum from John V.
Rockefeller. |
33,000 to 38,000 Oood Reason*.
There are between thirty
three and thirty-eight thousand
good reasons for advertising in
The Star. Ever)' copy of the
paper every day is a good rea
son, for every copy reaches a
buyer.
LOOK 10 ROOSEVELT
New Hope Risen in Breasts
of Coal Miners.
MAY SOLVE PROBLEM
FEW DISTURBANCES IN ANTHRA.
CITE REGION.
Erie Company's Work Train Derailed
by Rocks Piled Upon the
Tracks.
WfLKESBARRE. Pa.. Juno 8.-The
eyes of the striking coal mlmra :;re turned
today toward the White l(?iw at Wash
i ington.
A new hope hap arisen in the breasts of
i the men that the President of the I'nited
States, at the suggestion of the New York
board of trade, may t::ke up the task of at
tempting to bring miner and mine owner
together.
There is a strong belief here that Prcsl
i d< nt Roosev -It will take up th< matter and
I try to work out a solution of the problem
Mine workers about strike hi adquarters
feel that the great eoal companies cannot
turn a deaf ear to tfi*' chief magistrate, and
that if he can be prevailed upon to step Into
the breach It is not Improbable that the op
erators would recede from the stand they
have tak>n. Tin miinrs, it is known,
stand willing to arbitrate.
Mitchell is Reticent.
President Mitchell hid nothing to say
when approached on the new move to have
the President take a hanei In the settlement
of the strike. The coal c >mpani<s continue
to lose engineers, firemen and pump run
ners. Many of the men who are now quit
ting are doing so through a f- ar of l>oeltly
harm.
Reports come Into Wilkesbarre almost
hourly of men on their way to or from
the mines being attacked.
The attacking parties in most cases are
boys and young nun. and th.-lr favorite
method is throwing stones. Several men
have been hurt. but. as yet, no serious In
juries have been inflicted on anyone.
The coal anil iron police, of whom there
are more than :t.OW? in the ti. Id. art keep
ing very quiet, r< mainlng in seclusion
within the lines of company property.
Sheriff Rieff swore in a small force of
deputies today f..r duty in the I.ykens Val
ley coal region. Trouble is brewing at
l,ykens and Wlconisco. and the sherlfT says
a riot is likely to occur any mom<nt.
Three hundr<d men congregated on the
outs'de of the colliery at l.ykens today and
tried to prevent the firemen and pumpmen
from going to work. The striking miners
refuse to serve as deputies, and the *h?Tiff
was forced to secure deputies in this city.
Work Traiii Derailed.
The Erie Company's work train, carry
ing non-union men to the mines of the
company, was derailed in Hughentown to
day by running into an obstruction of
rocks which had been piled on the tracks.
No one was injured. It is supposed that
! strike sympathize rs placed the rocks on the
track.
Owing to the scarcity of non-union men
at Shamokin th> I'nion and Mineral coal
companies w< re forced today to put main
office clerks to work in the boiler rooms
of their collieries.
The I.,*ck i wanna Valley had its first dem
onstration against the working engineers,
fin mi n and pump runners todiy. No seri
ous disorder attended it. but it was effective
in Inducing a large number of these men
to give up their employment in the mines
in and about Olypliant, win re the Delaware
and Hudson Company had been fairly suc
cessful in keeping its steam plants In oper
ation.
The march was the result of a meeting
last night of the five local unions of thai
section, and began shortly after ?! o'clock
this morning, the marchers intercepting the
men going to the day shift or returning
home from the nighl's work.
These were taken In tow by pickets and
persuaded to meet the li aders of the march
ers, who finally got the men to join their
ranks. There was no attempt at violence.
The company expected some move of this
kind, but its special polio m. n were wholly
inadequate to block the plans of the march
ers.
Trouble is Feared.
MAHANOY CITY. Pa.. June S.?Under
the protection of a cordon of coal and Iron
police, armed with Winchester rifles, non
union men were placed in charge of the
fires and pumps at Tunnel Ridge colliery of
the Philadelphia and Reading Coal and
Iron Company today.
The pumps at Primrose colliery of the
I>ehigh Valley Coal Company, at Pottsville,
started up today with non-union men in the
boiler rooms. Strikers are planning to
march upon this operation and trouble is
feared, as there is a large force of armed
deputies on guard within the bartvd wlre
inclosure. Non-union men are coming lrto
the mine regions in large numbers.
STATE SENATOR INDICTED.
Charged With Trying to Corrupt Jury
and Violating Liquor Law.
BALTIMORE. Md.. June R.?The grand
Jury of Dorchester county has returned
three indictments against Slate Senator
W illiam F. Applegarth. a leading democrat
ic memlter of the legislature, a prominent
aspirant for congressional nomination ,and
the wealthiest man in his county. The first
two charge him with trying to corruptly
influence the grand Jury. The third pre
sents him for violating the focal option law
by se ..r.g liquor at his store, nie indict
ments have* created a sensation in Mary
land.
SOCrH LAKOZA REPUBLICANS.
Nominate State Ticket and IndorM
Kittredge for Senator.
SIOl'X FAU^, S. D.. June S?At the
republican state convention last night Al
fred B. Kittredge of Sioux Falls was unan
imously indorsed for I * n i 11 d States senator
to succeed himself.
All records In the history of the state
were broken by the nomination by acclam
ation of <ach cf the candidates upon the
following ticket:
Governor, Charles N. Herreld: lieutenant
governor. George W. Snow; secretary of
state. O. C. Berg: state treasurer, C. B. Col
lins; suite auditor. J. F. Halladay; state
superintendent of public Instruction, Georps
W. Nash: commissioner of schools and pub
lic lands, C. J. Bach: railroad commissioner,
D. H. Smith: st large. E. W. Martin
Charles H. Burke.
The platform Indorses the national admin
istration. favors the settlement of dispute*
between capital and labor by arbitration,
alludes to the good faith of the United
States in giving Cuba Independence, rejoices
over the pacification of the Philippine Is
lands. denounces partisan attack* upon the
behavior of the United States soldiers sad
highly commi nds the state government MA
the representatives of the state In Coagrea^

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