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THE EVENING STAR
PTTBLISHBD DULY, EXCEPT SUNDAY. izwinmt Office, 11th Street acd Pennsylrania Avenoe. The Evening Star Newspaper Company. 8. H. KAUTFMANN, Prss'fc. Tew York Office: Tribune Chicago Office: Tribune Building. The Erenlnj: Star Is served to anbscrfbev* la the rity by carriers, on their own account, at 10 couts per week, or 44 centa per month. Coplea at the counter. 2 rents each. By mall?anywhere In the V.J*^orCanada ? po?tape prepaid?60centa per rocntb. Saturday Star. 32 paffps. $1 per year; with for eljrn p<>?tap? added. <Entered at the rnat Office at Washington D. C.# as eecond-c]a*s mall matter.) 517 All mall subscription* must be pa'd In advance. Rates of advertising made known on application. THE VENICE INCIDENT The Topic of Discussion in Official Circles. PUBLICATION DEPLORED INQUIRY TO BE INSTITUTED BY NAVAL AUTHORITIES. Efforts to Keep Admiral Crownin shield's Indorsement of Court'3 Findings From the Press. What Is called "the Venice InrWVnt." re sulting from the arrest cf officers of the Vnited States steamer Chicago in the Ital ian city, continues to be a topic of general discussion in diplomatic and otticlal dr oits. and renewed interest is shown in each fresh development. The naval officials deprecate the publication of Admiral <"rowrlnshUM s reflections upon the Italian authorities and have Instituted an Inquiry to determine who is responsible therefor. With the sli'e purpose of avoiding any ac tion that might senn discourteous to the Italian authorities. Secretary Moody took every possible precaution at this end of the line to minimise the incident and to keep Admiral Crowninshield's indorsement of the report of the court of Inquiry from the press. Plans Miscarried. His plans succeeded perfectly, so far as ' this end of the line was concerned, but mis carried entirely at the London end. The full and complete dispatches from I.ondon completely upset the calculations of the department and embarrassed the govern ment considerably. Although it will not help matttrs much, now that the damage has been done, an effort is being made to ascertain whether the record was made public It: a regular way by some officer at?- I tached to the European squadron or ; whether it was obtain?d in a surreptitious j manner. It is understood that the mattc-r i was fully discussed at today's cabli.et meet ing. but that tinal action was suspended I pending the result of the present inquiry I fls to how the records became public in ' London. Secretary Moody does not care to say j What will happen if his inquiry Is succi SS- ? fill in disclosing the responsible person, i \\ Ithout a fuller knowledge of the facts j than Is now had here It is not possible for 1 the officials to pass an opinion as to wheth er or not the yaUkMlM of the court's find ings constitutes an offense under the naval regulations for which anyone can be pun Is i?<l, for it is possible that the commander in-chief of the station himself was. accord ing to the ordinary ride, at liberty to make such publication unless instructed not to d<> so. 1'nder the regulations Secretary Moody ts fit liberty t<> dirt c: further proceedings even In the ease of the officers who were the sub jects of examination before the court of In quirv or as to Captain I>ayton himself, whose conduct has been so severelv im pugned by Admiral Crowlnshleld. If the } "'>ng officers had been tried by court-mat t .1. A'lmiml Crowinshleld's action would have been final, but a coirrt of inquiry is only an advisory body and the convening authority is not bound by its findings and may or may not order a court-martial to follow. It !s believed, however, that upon the basis of the cable reports Secretary Moody has positively made up his mind that A.lmiral Crowninshield acted correctly in r.ot .Tiering a court-martial, so unless there Is something in the body of the testimony taken by the court of inquiry which is not now known here to exist, it is considered Improbable that he will abandon that con viction. Capt. Dayton's Position. Capt. Davton has not applied for a court of inquiry or a transfer to another station, and it is now felt that he may not do so! notwithstanding Admiral Crowninshield's severe criticism upon his failure to per sonally attend the trial of the men at "Venice. It is suggested here, however that some feeling must necessarily have devel oped as the result of the criticism, and un less the vesstls of the Kuropean squadron are kept widely separated it mav be neces sary in the interests of the service to make some changcs in the commands. Italian Ambassador's Objection. In his repres ntaiions to this government the Italian ambassador made it clear that his chief objection was to that part of Ad miral Crowninshield's comment upon the findings of the court In which he referred to the "revolting Indignities" from which the American prisoners suffered while in Jail. The Italian government has taken the ground that there was nothing exceptional in the treatment (if these prisoners, and that statement has been accepted without question by the authorities here. To sustain the Italian position, if that is called Into question, tlier. is the official re port of the proceedings In Venice before the regular municipal court. These are al-* r?ady in Washington anj in the hands of the ambassador, but it is not expected that there will I*- any occasion to use tliem. saw in th?- unlikt lv event that the govern ment here adopts Admiral Crowninshield's v.. w as to the tWIlMI accorded the pris o :ers. So far the government has not made any formal statement on that point, and It Is not Iik.ly that it will. In that case Admiral Crowninshield's ex pression will simply renain as that of an Individual officer of the navy, communi cated to his own gov. rnment. not with any purpose of giving ofT.-nse to Italy, but In the course ..f the execution of a routine duty, which makes it a matter of purtlv In ternal administration. In this view "it is hoped that the Italian government will not feel called upon to concern itself with the criticism ami wiil pass the matter, over without furth?r agitation Otherwise, if the issue became an international one the Italian government would find it necessary to make public Its own reports, so that a comparison could be made between the hearing before the regular municipal court and that before a secret court of inquire on shipboard. The Mischief Done. The publication of the court's finding has greatly agitated the surface of a sit uation which was fast smoothing into pla cidity. The officers of the Chicago had been pardoned by the King of Italy and re leased; a court of inquiry on the vessel had recommended a court-martial In the cases of several of them; the commander-in-chief of the European station had disapproved the recommendation for a court-martial Thus Italy was apparently satisfied, for by r? commending trial by court-martial the court of inquiry had. In effect, sustained the Italian court. The officers were not to be court-martialed, and no further proceed it.gs were apparently to be taken with re jcard to them. Secretary Moody, realizing tl'.e delicate nature of the situation, had Intimated ids purpose to give nothing more to tut public concerning the Chicago court. Secretary Moody informed the ambassador yesterday that Admiral Crowninshield had .lot been authorized to make public the pro ceedings of the court, but that possibly the Jindings and the admiral's comment had been p.iblished In a general order and cir ru atpd among the officers and crews of the squadron. It is regarded as unfortunate that Admiral Crowninshield issued the statement, considering the diplomatic phase the Venice incident assumed, before action was taken by the Washington authorities. as his course may tend to embarrass this government in its relations with Italy. May Be Told He Was Indiscreet. Admiral Crowninshield may be informed that he has acted indiscreetly in the publi cation of the report in view of his references to the Italian prison system and claim of apparent prejudice of the Italian courts. Administration officials regret the publi cation and hope that the matter will be dropped by Italy with the assurance that nobody in Washington was in any way con cerned in furnishing Admiral Crownin shield's comments to the press. The prin cipal fear is that editorial comment may in cite the Italian government to make the rf fair a diplomatic issue. It will probably be necessary, however, fur the Navy Department to advise the Italian ambassador, through the Depart ment of State, of the result of its inquiry, with a reiteration of the assurances given verbally by Secretary Moody that the naval administration and the government were not responsible for the wide circulation given to Admiral Crowninshield's indorse ment. To this the State Department will add an expression of regret and the nope that the incident will not be pressed. CUBAN RECIPROCITY. Another Conference by Republican Senators. The republicans of the Senate resumed their conference on the Cuban reciprocity bill late this afternoon after the adjourn ment of the Senate. When the senators * into the meeting it was with a gen eral feeling that very little would be ac complished. The beet sugar senators show ed no Indication of abandoning the position which they took at the last meeting. The conference of senators at the White House last night with the President apparently had not materially altered the situation. It was the understanding before going into the meeting today that an effort would be made by the administration senators in charge of the bill to ask the conference to authorize the committee on relations with Cuba to report the Spooner bill to the Sen ate. If practically all of the advocates of reciprocity should concur in this plan the bill would be reported. There is decided disinclination on the part of some senators who are classed with the friends of reciprocity to bringing the bill up in the Senate. They fear a reopen ing of the whole tariff question and pro longing the session of Congress far into the summer. The managers of the bill were not very hopeful this afternoon of getting the con sent of the conference to bringing the bill into the Senate. Failing to do so the alternative would be abandonment of Cuban reciprocity for the present and the rt legation of the subject to consideration by the Seriate at some future day in the form of a treaty. POTATOES AS CATTLE FEED. Prize Offered for the Best Method of Drying Them. The German Association of Alcohol Man ufacturers and the Association of Agricul turists have Jointly offered a prize of HiVOM) marks (#7.143) for the best method of dry ing potatoes for feed for cattle, etc. Consul General Guenther. at Frankfort, who reports this matter to the State De partment, says: "German agriculture has been Increasing its potato crop very largely. The technical progress made in cultivating potatoes and the choice of certain kinds yielding a larger crop have made it apparent that Germany will continue to have a surplus of this vege table. '?Already. 40 per cent of the total crop Is used as fodder; but as potatoes deteriorate after six or seven months, they must be fed within that time. Transportation, also. is expensive, on account of the large percent age of water they contain. Three and one half tons of fresh potatoes yield one ton of dried ones. It is predicted that a good method of drying potatoes will greatly ben efit German agriculture, and It is intended to use the process on a large scale." RETURNED PROM MANILA. Arrival of the Military Transport Kil patrick at San Francisco. The War Department Is advised of the arrival of the transport Kilpatrick at San Francisco from Manila. P. I., with the fol lowing military passengers: Captains Crof ton. 1st Infantry; Wells, 11th Infantry; I.awton. 10th Infantry; McArthur, 28th In fantry; Hedekin. 3d Cavalry, and Winter berg. Painter and AVllliams. medical depart ment: Contract Surgeon Strong; Lieuten ants Hunsaker and Coppock, .'id Cavalry - F. Smith. Artillery Corps; Wade. 2d Caval ry. and Foerster, 5th Cavalry; Conway Philippine Scouts; Troops G and H. 3d Cav alry. lln enlistfd men; discharged soldiers i 54; CCt short-term nun and 153 marims, ac- I companied by three officers of that corps. THE LIFE-SAVING SERVICE. Bill Providing for Pensioning of Its Members. The bill providing for pensioning members of the life-saving service was ordered fa vorably reported by the House committee on commerce today. The pension rate pro vided is the same for members of the crew as that paid seamen In the navy or privates in the armj, and the rate to the superin tendent of a station is the same as to a cap tain ir. the navy. In favoring the measure the committee took the view that this was not the creation of a civil pension list, as the perils of life saving are analogous to those of military or naval life, and the life savers also perform coast patrol duty In time of war. USUAL SUMMER EXODUS. Members of the Diplomatic Corps Who Are Going Away. The usual summer exodus of the diplo matic bodv Is about to begin in earnest, and besides the ambassadors and ministers who have already given notice of their in tention to leave Washington this summer. Dr. Hill, the acting secretary of state, has been informed by Ambassador Cambon that he will depart fir France Sunday next, while Ambassador Aspiroz wi':l go to Mexico some day next week and Minister Pioda will start for Switzerland about the same time. Minister Wu has received Chinese news papers containing copies of the edict which announced his appointment as one of the ministers to adapt a code of foreign laws to the Chinese practice, but he has not yet received the edict itself. The minister Is not sure that the assignment would involve his return to China, conceiving it possible to do much of the work here. Rest for Live Stock in Transit. The cattle interests of the southwest have been objecting to the restriction of the present law that live stock shall be unload ed from cars every twenty-eight hours for rest, feed and water, and the House com mittee on commerce today ordered a favor able report on a bill urged by these inter ests fixing the period at forty hours. This is said to Insure humane treatment and not unduly burden the cattle shippers. Cooks Exempt. i l.leut. Gen. Miles, commanding the army, has issued a general order announcing that army cooks are exempt from classification in small arms firing. Strange Case of Witness and Advocate J, G. Schurman. FACTS VS. OPINIONS WHAT HE SAW AND HEARD DE STROYS HIS THEORY. An Advocate of Anti-Imperialism, He Testifies in the Same Breath for Imperialism. NO. I. In the new anti-Imperialism campaign now raping: President Jacob G. Schurman of Cornell University, the president also of the first Philippine commission, is a con spicuous figure. Among the anti-expan sion leaders he Is doubtless entitled to the most consideration. He speaks concerning the Philippines with the authority of one who has seen with his own eyes and heard with his own cars, and who consequently knows?and in this regard he at once at tracts public attention as a striking excep tion to the rule of practical non-acquaint ance with the subject which seems to pre vail among recent anti-expansion orators. By virtue of his former official connection and his present views, Mr. Schurman has now become the oracle of the anti-imperial ists, who reverently quote his words in public and private discussion. Analysis of Schurman's utterances dis closes a curious paradox. While he is the advocate of anti-imperialism, he is a wit ness for imperialism. He went to the Phil ippines an opponent of the acquisition of the archipelago, and he is now an enthu siastic advocate of its abandonment. But his testimony concerning what he saw and heard in the islands, and his deductions trade on the spot on the basis of his ex perience and personal observation, render him a moot effective witness against the very anti-imperialistic theories which he now upholds. An interesting and significant feature of the Schurman paradox is the fact that he recognizes no lack of harmony between the dual and conflicting personalities of Wit ness Schurman and Advocate Schurman. He treats his ease as one of the evolution of an anti-imperialist, whereas It is ob viously one of revolution. If he had stated that what he thought and said while com missioner in the Philippines was under the stress, perhaps to some extent uncon scious, of a sense of official obligation and responsibility, and that now when he was released from the governmental yoke and could think and speak untrammeled in pre cise accordance witU. his individual inclina tions he viewed things in a different light his position would be readily understood.' His imperialistic critics would be dis armed, and could use against him only In effectively his repudiated expressions. For every American has the inalienal right frankly admitting a previous mistake to change his mind. But Schurman does nothing of the sort, n the contrary, he reaffirms vigorously his testimony concerning the facts and condi tions falling under his observation in the Philippines, and indorses with renewed em phasis the soundness of the conclusions which he expressed two years ago on the basis of this personal knowledge. Where his opinions have been altered he attributes the modifications exclusively to changed conditions as indicated by the statements or supposed statements of other men. Under these circumstances the public will take the liberty of comparing Schurman's evidence vith that alleged to be furnished by these other men whom he cites, and of forming its own conclusions as a result of this comparison, even when that conclusion differs from the one reached by Schurman ? himself. The net result of this procedure is to Indorse Schurman as an honest and | reliable witness, and to discredit him as a logical reasoner upon the evidence in the case. There Is no purpose of raking over half forgotten utterances of Schurman to sus tain against him the trifling charge of ordinary human inconsistency. His case Is unique. In a single address delivered by : him at Cornell University as late as Janu [ ary, 1902, he makes a complete revolution like an acrobat who leaps straight upward in the air and after turning a perfect somersault lands with his feet upon the prccise point from which he started-ali the time protesting that he has not stirred from his original position or for an instant reversed himself. He begins as an anti imperialist In opinion, he proceeds as an imperialist in act and thought, he con cludes as an anti-imperialist advocate of scuttle. ' A study of the various positions assumed by him on this occasion and of his declarations in each oi his successive atti tudes constitutes in itself a liberal educa tion in the varied phases of imperialist and anti-Imperialist opinion. Schurman as an Imperalist Witness. In this address Schurman reaffirms his opinions of 18SW concerning the duty and necessitj of maintaining American sov ereignty; and repeats that he rightly view ed such sovereignty as an established fact and would not permit the subject of inde pendence even to be discussed by the in surgent Filipinos. He stigmatizes the Fili pinos in arms at that time as "rebels," in fluenced not by patriotism, but selfishness and the spirit of brigandage. He declares that while there was among the educated Filipinos (an insignificant fraction of the entire population) a desire for ultimate in dependence after an indefinite period of American tuttlags, speedy independence was impossible and not desired; that there was no Filipino nation; that diversity of races and tongues forbade the spirit of na tionality; that there wis no public opinion, no aspiration among the masses for inde pendence, and no interest among them in the insurrection. "American sovereignty over the Philip pines having been established by treaty was a fact which was no longer open to discussion by Filipinos in arms. And in meetings of the commission with them I always ruled that question out of order and refused to permit any speaker to debate it." "The Tagalog insurgents an"d their Philip pine republic did not represent the inhabit ants of the Philippine Islands, but only a minority of them." "For these reasons and also because Aeul naldc's men were rebels In arms, we insist ed that the recognition of American sover eignty was the first condition of peace " "The leaders perceived that under Ameri can sovereignty they would enjoy greator liberties than they had ever dreamed of un (Contlnued on Thirteenth Page.) " TROOPS IT FATERSON They Promptly Disperse Gatherings of Strikers. SILK MILLS OPEN TWO DYE HOUSES ALSO RESUME OPERATIONS. Factories at Union Hill Remain Closed Through Fear of Violence From Strikers. | PATERSON, N. J., June 20.?The Essex tioop of cavalry of Newark arrived here today and proceeded at once to the armory. The streets were lined with people, while the cavalry proceeded toward the armory, but there was r.o demonstration or excite ment of any kind. Contrary to expecta tions an order was issued today ordering the local companies of the National Guard to report for duty. It had been expected that only troops from other cities would be called upon to do strike duty here. A number of silk mUls opened at the usual hour today, the owners relying upon the promise of the mayor that troops would be called out to protect property. At all the mills that started up policemen, fire men and deputy sheriffs were on guard, and every crowd that gathered-at any of the plants was promptly dispersed. The orders of the mayor are that no gathering of peo ple shall be permitted in the street, and these orders are being fully carried out by the force at jjis command. In addition to the silk mills' two dye houses were opened up this morning. At these places the bosses went to work, assisted by non-union dyers' helpers. Employes Given Arms. At mills that were opened the employes were supplied with arms and ammunition to protect themselves and their employers' property in case of attack. A mass meeting of the striking dyers' helpers was held in the town hall today, at which seven policemen were, in attendance. It was conducted In a quiet and orderly manner. The only speaker rwas President McGrath of the Dyers' Helpers' Union, who expressed his deep regret at 'the riotous demonstration on Wednesday, and said that such actions could only harm the cause of the workmen. The 1st and 2d Battalions of the 1st Regi ment of Newark have arrived, and are held at the armory. Italian strikers and their sympathizers to the number of about 700 are gathered in the vicinity of the armory, keeping a close watch oh the movements of the soldiers. So far they have made no demonstration. Mills at Union Hill Closed. UNION HILL. N. J.. June 20.?Every Bilk factory in Union Hill with one exception was closed today. The owners decided not to attempt to resume operations for the pres ent owing to yesterday's riotous disturb ances. The prisoners taken after the disturbance at the Simon mill yesterday were today held in bail each for the grand jury. Bail was not given and they ere taken to jail. Detectives from Paterson came here today and asked that three Italians found here be arrested. The men were taken into custody and on each of - them was found a loaded revolver with a supply of cart ridges. THE STRIKE SITUATION SHERIFF AT POCAHONTAS HAS SOME TROUBLE. The Soft Coal Output Restricted by Order of the Strike Leaders. ROANOKE, Va., June 20.?There Is little change today in the, strike situation In the Pocahontas coal fti?ds, The sheriff of Tazewell county Is experiencing some trou ble with miners In tlje vicinity of Poca hontas, but so far the Norfolk and West ern railroad officials have no report of any serious encounters... About 375 cars were loaded yesterday, and the output today will be about the same. The offcials today say that they do not expect to make any gains in the ton nage of coal being mined until after the marching bands have worn themselves out and the other men are staying around the old haunts have laid down their arms. The operators do not anticipate losing any of the men now at work. The railroad peo ple have no confirmation of the report that five miners were killed by strikers throwing dynamite into a shaft near Wil liamson, W. Va. The story was given out by some miners who passed through here yesterday on a train bearing the bodies of two miners. The boxes bore certificates that the men had been killed by an ex plosion of dynamite, but beyond this noth ing can be learned. Situation in Pennsylvania. CLEARFIELD, Pa., June 20.?Patrick Gil day, president of the district miners' union, issued an official order today reciting that bituminous coal Is being shipped to points east to aid In breaking the strike in the anthracite region. In order to prevent this it Is ordered that the output of northern and central Feiinsylvar.i* be,restricted, and the miners are notified not to work more than four days a week. The order is the result at an interview between President Gilday and National President Mitchell. r Quiet in Wyoming Region. WILKESBARRE, Pa., June 20.?Extreme quietness continues to premll throughout the Wyoming region. Strtta headquarters presented a deserted uppefcnuice, all of the national and district' leaders, with the ex ception of President Mitchell, being scat tered through the coil belt. There was r.o change noticeabk in the working forces of the coal companies, very few, if any, men being brought out In this valley today. THE RACES AT ASCOT. Rainy Weather Dampens the Ardor of the Devotees. LONDON, June 20.?The return of the rainy weather today dampened the spirits of the occupants ef the country houses at Windsor and around Ascot, and the at tendance at the r^tees was in no way com parable with thJtt of the earlier days oi the Ascot meeting. The Ascot high-weight stakes was won by Victor Don, ridden by J. Relff. The Duke of Portland's William III (Can non) won the Alexandra plate;. Osboch (Maher), was second, and Amer Picon (Rig. by), third. Six horses ran. Work of Tearing Down G-oing on in Earnest. NO MORE DELEGATIONS THE EPWORTH LEAGUERS RE CEIVED TODAY. Arrangements in Regard to President s Western Trip?Immigration Office Troubles. "Yes, the new office building for the President will undoubtedly be permanent. ( said Representative Cannon, who called at the White House today, and who is one of the House conferees on the sundry civil bill. "The architects and others." he con tinued, "may speak of it as temporarv but Congress intends that It shall be perma nent." At the White House and elsewhere the understanding, until a few days ago. was that the new office building was to be tem porary, to last only until Congress had come to some conclusion as to a building of larger and more magnificent proportions. Then the Senate and House conferees who called at the White House stated, as here tofore published !n The Star, that the new building, which will not cost over $60,000, is to be the permanent home of all future Presidents. Tearing Down Goes On. Many workmen employed by Norcross Bros., contractors, are now engaged in and around the White House tearing down buildings and removing furniture, lumber and all kinds of articles. The famous east room is not only being dismantled and torn almost to pieces, but the greenhouses on the west side of the building are being de molished. Every greenhouse the Executive Mansion proper and the fctate. War and Navy building will disappear, and on their sites will be erected a permanent office building for the President of the United States and his executive force. Even the celebrated conservatory is to com pletely disappear, and it will be rebuilt into a covered walkway between the President's home and his office. The walkway will be private. The work now contemplated will put a stop to the talk that has gone on lor years of spending a large amount of money in building wings to the White House or of putting up a tine building for a presidential residence in some other part of the city. After the permanent office building is com pleted the White House will become the home of Presidents and their familie-s. and the long stairway will never again echo to the tramp of importuning office seekers and politicians. The general plan provides for most of the appropriation to be spent on the interior of the White House. The east room, state dining rooms, red, green and blue parlors will be radically changed. The entrance to the building for the President's family ana for all visitors, even during the height ot the social season, wilt be in the present basement at the east end of the building, right under the east room. Cloak rooms and accommodations for thousands ot guests during the winter presidential recep tions will be provided in the basement. The entrance to the basement will be through an approach corresponding in shape and appearance to the conservatory that now sits on the west side. This con servatory, as already stated, is to be con verted into a passageway from the White House to the President's office. The ap proach on the east side will, therefore, ce.r respond in an architectural way to the altered conservatory building. Carriages will reach the east approach by way of Executive avenue between the Executive Mansion and the Treasury .Department. The conservatory and greenhouses are to be placed elsewhere In the White House grounds. The conservatory was erected by President Hayes, whose wife dearly loved flower* The foundation for the conserva tory is the walls of the old stables where Jackson and others kept their blooded horses There was also an icehouse near the stable that held ice cut from the Poto mac and Kennebec rivers and supplied cool ness for the mint juleps of Presidents. The President's office building will nil the space between the White House and the State War and Navy building. It will be especially arranged to suit President Roose velt's views of how the office of a chief ex ecutive ought to be constructed. Will Curtail Visitors. It was announced at the White House to day that the repairs now going on in the building arnd to continue during the sum mer will greatly curtail the number of vis itors who can see the President. It is stated that cabinet officers, senators and representatives and those- having the most pressing business will be the only ones to be admitted. No more delegations will be received by the President, as there will be no room for them. The last delegation to be admitted was from the Epworth I-eague today. The league is in session in this city. The White House was full of plaster dust today, and the cabinet transacted business to the loud sound of hammers, saw and other instruments being used to demolish the interior of the east room. Not only is the east room being torn up and the green houses demolished but all the furniture In the building is being re moved to storage Quarters. Within a few days there will be just sufficient furniture for the President's bedroom and for the en tertainment of guests at meals. It is pos sible that the President will find it neces sary to remove to another home until the work of renovation is completed. Superintendent Woods Called In. The views of the President In the matter of the office building to be erected, and the reconstruction and refurnishing of the White House were ascertained for the uer.e fit of the members of the conference com mittee of the House and Senate on the sun dry civil bill, through a conference held yesterday afternoon at the White House. Mr. Elliott Woods, supet Intendent of the Capitol, and Architect McKlm. wete in con sultation with the President for more than an hour. Mr. Woods went to the White House at -he suggestion of the conference committee. The President was apprised of this fact, and the President, the two archi tects and Secretary Cortelyou went over every detail In the plans. The later report of Mr. Woods to the conference committee-1 at once settled the matter so far as the ap propriation for the work is concerned, and a partial report on the sundry civil bill to include these items was at once agreed upon for report to the House and Senate j today. The President's Trip West. Mayor William C. Maybury of Detroit, accompanied by Senator McMillan, tcday saw the President and completed arrange ments for the visit of the latter to Detroit upon the occasion of the convention of the 1 Spanish war veterans In that city in Sep tember. The President will arrive in De troit Sunday morning. September 21, going there direct from Cincinnati, which city he will visit September 30. The President will remain in Detroit until Monday afternoon, the 22J. He will review the parade of the Spanish war veterans, and has prom'sed to address the convention. In addlt'on to the members of the cabinet, invitations have boon extended to Admirals Dewev an.l Schley, and Generals Miles. Wheeler and tuzhugh Lee. who have indicated their in tention of going. Going to Kalamazoo. The President will go direct from Detroit to Kalamazoo and thence to Grand Rapids, and a Tew days later will be in Minneapo lis. Representative Morris wanted the President to go to Duluth and extended him an invitation today, but the President said he would not be able to go there. Senator Burrows spoke to the President about h s Kalamazoo visit. The senator has 51^lXf?,.\tele?ra? sa>inK that the Presi aent will be given a great reception. Repjesentative Cochran today asked thc Presldent to include St. Joseph In his west rarV- and the Prpsiient said he would see what he could do. Representative Irwin of Kentucky swelled number of Invitations by urging the ?t0 V',8,t Louisvllle and make a a vMr r " also expecting a \isit from the President. Pardon of a Small Boy. President Roosevelt has granted a pardon to James R. Thomas, a twelve-year-old col ored boy. who is confined !n the reform school. Thomas was sent to the school by a judge of the Police Court December 31) l.Hil, on the ground that he was incorrigi ble. Jt has since been found that he was sentenced under a complete misstatement good hov w that hf 1,ad alwa>8 * Ws mother. " *?1nK back to IKe ?lth Immigration Office Troubles. President Roosevelt had a number of con ferences today with New York people re'a tlve to contracts for privileges at Kills Is.and. The matter threatens a lot of trouble, and po.iticlans and others are de claring that things will become too hot to handle if the President does not make some changes in the recommendations of Commissioner Williams, who succeeded Commissioner Fitchie as the head of the BtonpfwiiH at New York Commis ?SET as recoI*imenclod to Sec ot 'Lh ?" k Hudsins & Dumas, who are said to be reporters on a New York paper, be given the contract for the feed , % det:Une,i Immigrants at ?i cents a ho?d? thlead ,?f Emil Schwa,?- who now IwV ? conllra^, at 35 ^nts a day; that . , Hasg be given the monev exchange privilege, and that the Westcott Express be given the baggage privilege. While there is also trouble about the last two contracts, the heaviest kick is over the feeding of immigrants. There were many bidders for this privilege. The bids ranged down as far as IS cents a day and there were a few bids as low as 4 cents for breakfast. Commissioner Williams decid er thil 'f c,er'ts. a <hly was small enough for this service, inasmuch as the steamship companies pay the bill, and contended that Im^'less1118 would not be properly fed for t ommissioner Williams came to Wash ington today, took breakfast wi:h the Presi dent this morning and lunch with him again this afternoon, and was present at a conference at the close of the cabinet meeting, at which Secretary Shaw and representatives of various bidders for the feeding privilege were present. Judge Ja cob New, Henry B. Ketcham and Repre sentative Lessler represented the bidders among whom are Kmil Schwab, related to Gustav Schwab, the steamboat president These representatives of the bidders talked in strong terms, and declared that the commissioner had no right to impose addi tional expense upon the steamship com panies if reliable people would feed the immigrants at less than .'to cents a day None of the representatives contended that immigrants could be fed as low as 18 cents, but it was felt that something could be at fr?m 20 cents up. Commissioner Williams claims that as the matter comes under him. and he is responsible for the administration of the office, he prefers to let the contract to men who he has confidence will, carry out their contract and not treat immigrants as mere animals. Secretary Shaw said this afternoon that a few changes might be made in the sched ule of prices to be charged immigrants for meals when paid by themselves, but that in the main it was his purpose to back up the recommendations of Mr. Williams The President, after giving a brief hearing to the matter, said that he would place the whole thing in the hands of Secretarv Shaw. WRECK ON NORTHERN PACIFIC. Six Killed and Several Others Serious ly Injured. STAPLES, Minn., June 2<>.?A head-jn collision occurred at Lower Lake Siding, two miles west of here, on the Northern Pacific, at 1:45 o'clock this morning, be tween a west-bound and an east-bound pas senger train. Engineer Scott of the west bound, took the siding, expecting the east bound. which had the right of way, to pass. The latter, believing everything clear, came along at a high rate of speed. The switch, however, had In some way not yet explained been turned, and the east-bound dashed into the waiting train. All the pas sengers escaped injury except Harry Zleg ler of Hammond, Ind.. in the smoker of the east-bound, which was telescoped. He re ceived serious internal injuries, and was taken to th<- hospital at Brainerd. The dead are: Conductor Noble, George Rasmussen, fire man; Walter Scott, engineer; unknown tramp; Ernest Schultz. engineer; Moej ler. baggageman. Besides these W. H. Montgomery, fire man, and Express Messengers Gibson and Heidrick are badly injured. The wreck caught tire, but the passengers formed a bucket brigade and kept me flames under control for a time. But at 4:35 the work was given up. and the tire burned four coaches and three or four mail, express and baggage cars. ' Engineer Se tt's body has not yet been recovered, an J it is thought that two or three mail clerks and baggagemen are not yet accounted for. SUBPOENA FOR DISBROW. Family o? Suspected Murderer Refused Officer Admission. NEW YORK, June 20.?Coroner Nugent went to Good Ground today, but he ea'd he J could not resume the inquest in the case of the mysterious deaths of Miss Sarah Lawrence and Clarence Foster because the subpoena for Louis Disbrow had not been served. The coroner said ?hat the, deputy sheriff who had gone to the Disbrow resi dence in Richmond Hill to serve the sub poena had been refused admittance to the house. He was equally unsuccessful, the coroner said, in trying to get information from the family as to young CisV.row's whereabouts. Rowland Miles, who has act ed as attorney for young Disbrow tele phoned to Good Ground from Northport to day, that he would not allow Disbrow to appear as a witness unless formal charges were made by 'he coroner or district at torney against Disbrow. Then he would promptly come forward and tell all he knew about the case. The inquest was to have been resumed today, but Coroner Nugent said the ca?e was practically end<d If Disbrow refused tc come forward and testify at a witness. Steamship Arrivals. At Liverpool?Germanic, from New i'ork At Hamburg?Pretoria, from New York. Death of Prominent Baltiniorecn. i BALTIMORE. Md,, June 20.?Robert M. Wylie. a prominent and wealthy grain brciker of Baltimore, trensuter of the cham ber of commerce and long identified with the trade interest# of this city, died today THE STAB BY MAJX. Persons iMvIn; the city for any period can have The Ptar mailed to them to any address In the United States or Canada, by ordering It at this office. In person or by letter. Terms: 13 cents per week; 25 cents for two weeks, or 50 centa per month. INVARIABLY IN AO VANCE. The address may l>? changed as frequently as desired. Always give the last address, as well as the new one. CORNELL IS FAVORITE But It is Hard to Guess Winner ' IN BIG 'VARSITY RACE THE MEN ARE ALL IN PRIME CONDITION. Wisconsin Thought to Be a Strong Probability?What the Ex perts Say. POl'GHKEEPSIR. N. V . June ?One hundred and eleven brawny young nun. the finest specimens of physical development that can be produced under the fyne? of athletic training In vogue In American uni versitlcs. are today putting the finishing touches to tht ir preparations for the inter collegiate races that are to be rowed on the Poughkeepsle course tomorrow afternoon. They comprise the fourteen crews of the six universities that have l>een entered !n the three races which make up the day a program. Reports received from all the crew head quarters today as to the condition of the various contestants and their readiness to race show an average so high and at the same time so equal as to force the con clusion that the university races tomorrow will show one of the elosi-st finish's ever seen In these contests. Although the sple of tiek? ts for the ob servation train and other indications point to the largest attendance tomorrow since 1X1". comparatively few ptrsons had ar rived today, and the influx of college men and others will not be at its height until tonight. Cornell the Favorite. Among those who are here such betting as there is seems to favor Cornell, the gen eral opinion b<ing baaed on the record of last year, the magnificent form the 'varsity crew has shown since Jt reached Pough keepsie and the confidence that Courtney has shown whenever he has been ques tioned ab itit his errw. The Cornell adherents, however, received something of a shock today and the stock of Wisconsin went up several points at the same time through statements by two such judg< s as A. H. Kllckwir, captain of Penn sylvania, 11*11, Henley crew, and John Ro gers. jr., the former Vale rowing coach. Both mw ail the crews at work yesterday for the tirst time ttnd both expressed liie opinion that Wisconsin's chances of win ning this year are better thau ever before. Opinions of the Experts. Fllckwlr thinks that their stronger phys ique and greater average are the qualities that will put them to the front, while Ro gers says: "Wisconsin has what Cornell lacks, the power in the boat to stand any amount of punishment and finish strong, as has l*ni their finest characteristic in the past." When Courtney heard what these gentle men had to say about his crew he smiled and said: "It may be so. You know I have told you all along that there are a lot of good crews here and that ll is anybody's race until li s over." Ideal water conditions prevailed this afternoon when the crews went out for practice. Five Columbia crews were boated. Han ion followed one boat after another In nis launch, megaphoning Instructions. He lined up his boats for a quick start and a short brush. The freshmen received a handicap of three-quarters of a length. The '\arsity boats started on even terms. The crews got off well together, rowing the high stroke of .'*> for three-eighths of a mile. 'Varsity Won by a Fraction. The 'varsity won out by a fraction of a leng: h over the freshmen with the four several lengths In the rear. The boats then rowed a quarter of a mile further up the river and then turned around for c second start and a quarter-mile contest against the tide. No handicap was given the freshmen. The 'varsity rowed 37 throughout, while the freshmen did not ex ceed .'to, and the former crew won by a lull length'. Both Wisconsin crews were out this morn ing without Coach O'Dea. Each crew row ed two miles at a moderate stroke, going down the river at first and returning with the tide in short spurts. The coxswains ot both crews drilled their men In racing starts and hitting up the stroke on spurts. The work at the Syracuse boat house was very light. The Syracuse oarsmen deny the rumor that their 'varsity eight is over trained. International Maritime Congress. The State Department has received notice from the International Maritime Associa tion of Paris of the congress of the asso ciation, to be held In Copenhag? n July 14. The object of the congress Is to elucidate, from an international point of vl< w, cer tain questions which interest the marine of all countries. The hope is expr< ss< d that the l"nit(d States will be officially repre sented. Personal Mention. Mr. G. Ewald Menzel of New York and Mr. Charles S. Thornton of Chicago, 111., are at the Shoreham. Mr. Edwin Fleming of Buffalo and Mr. C M. Dalley of New York are at the At lin'-fton. Mr. C. J Steedman of New York and Mr. A. B. Jenkins of Hartford, Conn., are at the New Willard. Mr. H. R. Richardson of New York and Mr. R. C. Fostir of Savannah, Ga., aic al the Raleigh. News of the King's Death. Ambassador White has by cable informed the State Department of the death of the 1 King of Saxony, and at his own suggestion I has been instructed to officially represent I the Cnited States at the funeral. I Design of a Button. The question of the character^ the but i ton to !>e worn by electric sergeants in ! the army havins been laid before Gen. | Miles. Commanding, he has suggested that ' the sergeants named wear the button of | the artillery corps. Herr Most Sentenced. NEW YORK. June Johann Most, who was convletcd on a charge that he printed an Incendiary article In a newspaper con ducted by him, was sentenced today to serve one year in the penitentiary. The article was printed at the time President MeKirley was shot. The case was carried to the court of appeals, which confirmed the judgment of the lower court. Double Hanging at Kllicott City. BALTIMORE. June 20.?Prank Jones John Johnson. negT.i murderers of Israel Radctsky. a Hebrew Tjeddler. Wirt hanged in the lall yarl ** Eliicott City, near this city, at 8 o'clock this uornlng.