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Republican lcad< rs of the Senate gave President Roosevtlt to understand today that Cuban riciprtcity if Impossible at this session of Congress and that it is absolute ly ustltss to atttrr.pt to .bring about act.on. I The President has received the information with regrtt. but h? is fully determined that this shall not mean the permanent defeat of mlfimIIj wltl tht island, and it is al most it f* regone conclusion that he will ne gotiate a commercial treaty with Cuba either at once or uuring the recess of Con gress and submit it to the Senate at what h. considers the most opportune moment. He will do this under his general power to make treaties. There will be less chance of postponing action on the treaty, aid the btet sugar senators and democrats will be forced to vote on the direct question of extending help to Cuba or of defeating such help. Complicated amendments and political mar,. uvers will be side-tracked, and the straight question will be presented of con firming or rejecting '.he treaty. The President is today considering the Question of what he shall do, and until he concludes his deliberations it is by no means settled that there will not be sr. extra session of the Senate or that Congress can get away in July. The President's fighting blood is aroused, and it is at this moment simply a question of policy and good judgment?'whether to make the treaty Immediately and present it to the Senate or wait until later. A derision will be reached before a week has passed. Talk With Leaders. The President talked today with Sena tors Allison. Foraker, Proctor and Bev eridge and Representative Long of Kan sas. They did not see him together and he did not send for them or other leaders. They dropped in on him singly and all of them talked Cuban reciprocity. It Is pretty safe to say, also, that these men are for a treaty by the President, and think It to be a wise policy. They are believed to concur In the President's determination to negotiate one and to make reciprocity a live qutstion until it is definitely settled. The only thing the republican advisers of the President possibly differ about Is the time for sending the treaty to the Senate. Some favor immediate action, some advise a special session of the Senate in October or November, some advise a special session in August or September, or as soon as a trtaty can be negotiated, while others de clare that little can be gained by pushing the question before December when Con gress meets. It Is even suggested that the treaty might be negotiated within ten days or two weeks, and submitted to the Senate at once. So the President Is to settle whether there Is to be a treaty and when It Is to be submitted. He will have plenty of advice, but will take time to consider all the phases of the situation. The perfection of an Immediate treaty and sending it to Congress before the close of the present session Is urged as the best means of a solution of the trouble. Practi cally no time would be required in arrang ing a treaty. The commercial conditions are thoroughly understood by Gen. Leonard Wood and other American officers, and President Palma could direct Minister <Juesada by cable to sign the treaty for j Cuba. All this could be done in a day, if i deemed necessary. Suggestion has been made that the Pres- j ident has had the foresight to have the treaty prepared at the State Department i anil that he has had President Palma made acquainted with Its contents, ail as a pre- [ liminary to speeity action should the sltua- i tion (Jemand that. It is not unlikely that j such a course, or part of it, has been fol lowed by the President. The treaty would provide fur a reduction on Cuban products of or per cent, and the prediction was made today that such a treaty would compel democratic aid and allow beet sugar senators to recede fr*?m their position of obstruction to the wishes of the I*resident and the majority of the Party. Gossip at the Capitol. The administration has det'rmined to obtain reciprocity with <"nba and expects to accomplish that ?nd, although not through the means of a bill. In the con ference of republican senators last night the determination to carry out the I'rtsi d?r.t's plan was unmistakably announced. In nr.li r to avoid political complications which would follow bringing the Spooner bill Into the Set ite and opening up a gt n eral tnrlfT discussion the administration leaders" decided not to force that mtasure. The l?eei sugar senators have a temporary victory, and can say to their* constituents, If hereafter they should be proud of the arhie\tment. that they whipped out the party managers on the rtciprocity bill. A treaty with Cuba, which is to be rati fied by a two-thirds vot? of the Senate Is r.ow in course of preparation, and will be submitted at a time latt r to be decided upon. That treaty will be considered in executive session of the Senate, and any senator who desires to open up a tariff de bate ir.:iy do so. l>ut h. will not sptak to the country. The proceedings of executive sessions are not published In the Record and no political capital can be made out of a tariff debate on the reciprocity treaty. The two-thirds vote necessary for ratifi cation is expected to be c ontributed by the democrats. They are committed to tariff reduction and are- favorable to helping Cuba. No question of the sugar differential duty can be ralsnKIn connection with the treaty bt cause the differential does not ap ply to Cuban sugars, no rctliird sugar com ing from the island. Trend of Public Opinion. Between now and the time when the reci procity treaty will be submitted to the Senate the administration leaders expect that there will be a great outburst of public opinion in favor of reciprocity. The coun try. they say. Is just beginning to be warm ed to the subject and to appreciate the fact that a little group of eighteen senators, some of whom have been repudiated by their own constituents on this question, have been holding up the party in its action. Several more republican state conventions are due In a little while. Some of these are In states'which are the homes of beet sugar senators, and their action will be watched With a great deal of interest. Michigan will hold * convention June 26, and undoubtedly Cuban reciprocity will come up for discus sion in the platform. Some curiosity is be ing manifested as to who will be indorsed. Senator Hanna's statement to the confer ence last night that It was his opinion as Chairman of the republican national com mittee that Cuban reciprocity ought to be affected an iisi d a great deal of Interest Among republican politicians at both ends of (the Capitol today. The general opinion was tft.it Senator Hanna was right in his state Bent that thi failure to provide far Cuba, as recommcr.lid by the President, would react seriou. ly upon the party at next No vember's elections. A MODERN BALAAM | Seeks to Curse, but Forced to Bless American Expansion. I PROPHET SCHURMAN INSURGENTS NOT MOVED BY PATRIOTIC NATIONAL SPIRIT. They Form, Not a Nation, but a Mur der Organization, Like Indian Thugs or Persian Assassins. NO. II. President Schurman represents General Chaffee as testifying that the Filipinos "all have their hearts set on independence" and that through the war waged since by the "insurgent" robbers and murderers of their helpless fellow-countrymen "the weld ing of these diverse peoples into a common nationality had been consummated." Gen eral Chaffee in making the statements upon which Schurman relies to establish this twentieth century miracle was reviewing the findings of a military commission In certain cases of fiendish, treacherous, sys tematic murder of Filipinos, who were friendly to the Americans, by a gang of native assassins, disbanded insurgent sol diers. who had deceived the American au thorities at the town of Tay-Tay in Luzon and secured appointment to the local of fices. Nominally they served the Ameri cans, actually the insurgents. They caused a reign of terror among the Filipinos of Tay-Tay by the murder of all who failed to render prompt obedience to them. Some of their victims were buried alive. This system of treachery and double dealing toward Americans and of intimida tion by torture or assassination of their fellow-countrymen existed, In General Chaffee's opinion, at other places in the archipelago. The result was to subdue thoroughly the average Filipino, a man of few and simple ideas, accustomed to the chiefs rule of force, and to cause him to yield himself blindly to the threatening native bandit, who filled him with terror, and to become disloyal to the Americans, whom he feared much less. He contributed to the Filipino brigands as well as to the support of the local native government in stituted by the Americans, and he kept i-llent about the real character of these eon spiring officials and their crimes. On the basis of indications of this widespread tech nical disloyalty Gen. Chaffee declared: "History affords no parallel of a whole peo ple thus practically turning war traitors and In the genius of no other people was ever found such masterful powers of secre cy and dissimulation: but it is needless to say that no powerful state was ever erected or ever can be erected upon such immoral and unenlightened foundations." Not a Race of War Traitors. As Solomon said in his haste that "all men are liars." so General Chaffee, In his Just Indignation, generalized with equal haste in respect to Filipino characteristics and sweeplngly pronounced them as a peo ple "war traitors." The fact that many natives were murdered for loyalty to the Americans and that with others the treach ery of silence was secured only through the reign of terror which had been estab lished indicates that there was no univer sal or deep-rooted disloyalty. General Chaffee has been summoned as a witness by Schurman even as against himself, and his evidence must be accepted as a whole. In the same case in which he used the words above quoted he further said: "The number of peaceful men who have been murdered in these islands at the instigation of the chiefs, while impracticable of exact determination, is yet known to be so great that to recount them would constitute one of the most horrible chapters in human his tory With respect to their chiefs, the commanding general has therefore no other recourse than to invoke the unrelenting execution of the law upon them and to ap peal to the intelligent and educated among the Filipino people to aid him by renewed efforts to end a reign of terror of which their own people are the helpless victims." Of course, a whole people cannot be sus pected of sincere devotion to a system which constitutes "a reign of terror" among them and causes the massacre of count- i .less unoffending native victims. The truth is that as early as the first months of 1!H>0, when I visited the archi pelago, the distinction between the Intimi dators and the intimidated among the Fili ; plnos was clearly defined, and the necessity was obvious of a more vigorous treatment J of the bandits who lurked in the forests and mountains. and who robbed . nd mur dered in cowardly fashion hundreds of their ; own defenseless countrymen and an occa sional straggler among the American sol diers. A severe policy was demanded, both for the protection of the peacefully inclined Filipinos and for the strengthening of the American party among the natives. When Filipinos in arms were captured at this j time they were in most cases merely dis armed and set free, and a Filipino in white, whose gun might be hidden close by, was to be accepted without question as an amigo. The average Filipino whose controlling de sire was life ami peace, and to whom, as j General Chaffee says, "the law of the land is and always has been the law of terror," could not be expected to refuse submis sion to thoee who would rob and murder j him if he resisted in order to sustain those who would not protect him if he adhered i to them and would not hurt him if he op : posed them. Not Patriots, but Robbers and Assas sins. If, however, General Chaffee's generaliza tion were accurate, and all Filipinos as "war traitors" were murderously treacherous l:ke the torturers and assassins whose cases he was reviewing, no argument would be 1 derived therefrom for the Immediate Inde pendence of a Filipino republic. As Chaffee himself says: "No powerful state can ever be erected on such immoral and unenllght- | ened foundations." Disloyalty to the Ameri cans would not be equivalent to loyalty to I a Filipino nation. The spirit of nationality is cot discernible either among the native intlmldatore or Intimidated. Concerning the Filipinos In arms Schurman has ex pressly testified that they were Influenced not by patriotism but the spirit of brigand age and lust of military power. The Fili pinos who were Intimidated Into silence con cerning the bandits and Into rendering se cret aid to them were "war traltora" not from love of country but from Tear of cer tain of their countrymen, the alternative ! from nominal dialoyalty to the Americans belr.g burial alive or some other horrible (CoBtlnued on Eighth PagaJ ; NEW FOOD FOR CATTLE. Packer Making an Experiment With Cassava Root. CHICAGO, June 21.?Plans that were first taken into consideration about a year ago have been developed In the last few months to the point where some of the great packing establishments in Chicago have begun experiments on what may prove a revolution of the cattle industry of the country, says the Inter-Ocean. The project Involves the settlement of several hundred thousand acres of what is at pres ent nearly valueless land in northern and northwestern Florida and southern Ala bama, the cultivation on a large scale of the cassava root and its use in feeding cattle and hogs. If the plan fully develops the southern states will becoma th? center of the cattle raising industry. It is stated that arrangements are being made for the accommodation of a consider able number of cattle to be shipped from here to northern Florida, where they will be fed on cassava root. The results of the fattening process will be compared with similar work In the west, regarding which the conditions and cost are already definite ly known. The result obtained will deter mine the future of the cassava experiment. FATAL WRECK ON ROCK ISLAND. One Man Killed and Two Under the Debris. FAIRBURY, Neb., June 21.?One man is dead, two others are buried in the wreck and believed to be dead, and three trainmen are Injured as the result of a freight train leaving the track on the Rock Island road at Thompson, six miles west of here, last evening. Eighteen cars of merchandise fol lowed the tender of the engine into the ditch and blockaded the track for eight hours. Ten tramps were riding on the train on their way to the Kansas wheat fields. One of them was pulled out of the wreck in an unconscious condition and brought to this city, where he later died. His name is un known. Two others were buried in the wreck and are supposed to be dead. Con ductor Aicott and two brakemen were slightly injured. The wreck was supposed to have been caused by spreading rails. TELEPHONE GIRLS ON STRIKE. Two Systems Tied Up at Des Moines as Result. PES MOINES, Iowa, June 21.?Seventy central telephone girls walked out of the two telephone exchanges today tieing up the Iowa and Mutual lines. The managers of the two companies are trying to fill the places of the strikers. The strikers, how ever, have organized a union, affiliated with the American Federation of Labors and wlil attempt to make the strike general over the state. They demand an increase of wages to $30 a month and a nine-hour day. ALICE THOMPSON HURT. Little Girl a Great-Granddaughter of J. G. Blaine. HELENA. Mont., June 21.?Alice Thomp son, the flve-year-old great-granddaughter of the late James G. Blaine, has been fatal ly injured by falling down the elevator shaft of an apartment house. Her father, Randolph Thompson, was pri vate secretary to Gov. Toole, but died about a year ago. JONES GETS LIFE SENTENCE. Man Who Killed G. H. Heywood at Detroit, Mich. DETROIT, Mich., June 21.?Wm. M. Jones was today convicted of the murd'er of Geo. H. Heywood on April 9 last and sentenced to life imprisonment at the Marquette prison. The Jury was out only ten minutes. The murder was well planned and it is generally believed that but for the evidence of a child of the victim Jones would have escaped conviction. Jones, who had been criminally intimate with Mrs. Heywood, lay in wait for her husband, who had attended a dance that evening, unaccompanied by his wife. He first shot and then crushed Heywood's skull with a hammer. The evi dence was entirely circumstantial. Col. Arthur Lynch Remanded. LONDON, June 21.?Colonel Arthur Lynch, member-elect of parliament for Galway and formerly of the Boer army, who is In custody on the charge of high treason, was today again remanded until June 24, witnesses in the case not having arrived In Ixmdon. WILLING TO YIELD HOUSE CONFEREES WAST CANAL LEGISLATION. Two Won IdAccept Senate Ban Bather Than Have Isthmian- Pro ject *ail4 ?ifi .. Senator Morgan *?d Representative Hep burn, representing the Senate and House conferees on the Isthmian canal bill, were together today to arrange the prelimi naries for the meeting of the conferees. Their associates were not called in dur ing the early hours of the day, but were asked to hold themselves in readiness for an early meeting. Meantime the friends of the respective projects were active in making plans. Although no formal meeting of the House conferees was held, informal exchanges showed their general attitude. They are first of all for a canal, and while favorable to the Nicaragua route, they will not in sist upon that route to the extent of de feating all legislation. As soon as it be comes evident that the Senate will not yield the Spooner amendment will fee accepted as the best solution possible. There is no doubt this is the position of two out of three House conferees, and it is understood to be shared by all of them. This insures an agreement in conference without much delay, even if the House does not relieve the conferees of their responsibilities by adopting a motion to concur with the Sen ate. which, there is good reason to believe, Mr. Burton (Ohio) is rendy to make. Senator Morgan and Mi*. Hepburn were in conference for about three hours. At the conclusion of the ^conference Senator Morgan stated that He did not desire to make any statement at this time. DR. MEYER S WIFE IN CUSTODY. Buffalo Man Killed in His Office Last Night. BUFFALO, N. Y., June 21.?Mrs. Meyer, wife of Dr. Jacob F. Meyer, who was shot and killed last night in his office, re mained in the custody of the matron at the police station all night. Assistant District Attorney Haller said today that he had learned nothing new; that his as sistants had not been able to examine the witness. The police state that they have ascer tainea that the revolver was purchased ves terday by Mrs. Meyer, and that at the same time Mrs. Meyer purchased a box of cartridges. STATE TROOPS WHEQBAWN. Paterson Mills Are Now Guarded by City Authorities PATERSON, N. J., June 31.?The guard of state troops at the silk milts was with drawn today, after a quiet night, and the places of the soldiers were taken by police men, firemen, constables atul ?xtra depu ties. Two Italians were arresied on sus picion and a third man, after a shot was heard, was caught because he Tras fright ened by the shot and "the approach of the police. The Ribbon Weavers' ITalon Met and de cided not to return to worfc while the troops were on duty. WIRELESS TELEGRAPH STATIONS Gen. Greely Contracts for the Erection of Two in Alaska. General Greely today entered into a contract with the Marconi Wireless Tele graph Company for the erection of two wireless telegraph stations connecting Fort Gibbon, Alaska, with Bate# Rapids on the Tananah. a distance of iesTmlles In an air line. The compaay undertakes to have these stations In working orter try the first of October next Gen. Greely already has an overland wire from Nome City tip to Fort Gibbon, and with other oilsting lines lrt Alaska this wireless .system wlO complete a circuit from Bering sea down to the south coast. The company's undertaking Is to supply a system that shall wwrfc every day with out interruption, else the government wi.l not be under any expense^ THE UNION STATION. Chairman Babcock Talks of House Bill's Advantages. Chairman Babcock called on the District Commissioners this morning for a consul tation regarding the union station bill. The Engineer Commissioner is rushing the work on the draft of the bill embodying the pro posed new site for the station selected by the House committee at its meeting Thurs discussing the matter with the Com missioners. Mr. Babcock was Informed that the blocks bounded by North Capitol street on the west. 1st street east on the east, c street on the north and the Capitol grounds on the south can be acquired for M.'iw. If these two blocks were acquired by the District and cleared and laid out as a park it would make a park approach to the new station connected directly with the t apitol "'?'This would make a much more desirable plaza," remarked Mr. Babcock to a . tar man after the conference, "and it has the ?dv"ntage of costing only JR30.000. as com pared w^th $1,500,000, which the plaza on Massachusetts avenue would cost. Besicus this It obviates the necessity of damaging anv private property, as the grade af no street will have to be changed If this site iS"ieam1aeo informed that the estimate of damages which will have to. be paid on ac count of the change of grade of Massachu setts avenue under the Senate plan amounts to but KVoo.oOO. The Engineer Commissioner believes that these damages will be much ereater and sn addition will entail an end less amount of litigation, and in the end foot up to double the amount now esti m"Sodfar as the landscape and architectural effect is concerned, the House, plan, partic ularly if the blocks in question are ac quired, presents a much more attractive as well as economical plan." As soon as the bill is redrafted Mr. Bab cock will call a meeting of his committee that action may be taken at once on the bill. I ~' BRITISH WIN AT POLO. Score at Hurlingham Today Was 7 Goals to 1. LONDON, June 21.?The deciding polo game of the series of three for the Ameri can cup was won by the British team at Hurlingham today, by a score of seven goals to one. The teams were: American?J. M. Waterbury, R I. Agas siz. Foxhall Keene and Lawrence Water h English-Cecil Nlckalls, Pattesnn Nlckalls, George Miller and Walter H. Buckmaster. The umpires and referees were the same * Although the weather was most unfavor able, the club grounds have seldom ?^n 8Ut^ an assemblage as attended. A^"f th" many Americans present were Whltelaw Reid. the United States special ambassador to the coronation; Mrs Reid and Miss Reid. United States Ambassador t h<>ate and Mr- . Choate Michael H. De Young, proprietor of the San Francisco Chronicle; Mrs. ( Young and Miss De Young and Mr. and MThe Matter "tlf of the game was the hot test playing of the kind ever seen at Hur lineham The score stood (> to 1 in fa\or of Fruzland just before the close. In the last neHod the Americans attacked vigorously, and held the ball right In front of the En glish goal, keeping the whole team engaged fn defending it. -lust before the final bell England broke away and scored. ATTEMPT TO LYNCH ITALIANS. They Assaulted Two Citizens of New Kensington, Pa. NEW KENSINGTON, Pa., June 2t.-Dom lnick Sandof, Tony Madron and Louis Ma dron Italians, narrowly escaped lynching early today at the hands of an infuriated mob of several hundred men and boys. Late vesterday David James, a prominent citi zen was assaulted by the foreigners and Prank James, his son. who rushed to his fescue, w? mortally wounded lmmWIate lv after the shooting the assailants fled, but were overtaken and lodged In the police sta 11 A* mob of about 50D soon gathered and demanded the prisoners, but they were quickly taken to the railroad station for removal to the Greensburg jail One hun dred armed men were deputized as officers to protect the prisoners, but no sooner were they landed in the station than a rush was made for them. The building was partly wrecked, but the officers kept the mob at bay with drawn revolvers until a carriage was procured, and they were hastily driven ^Hundreds* of the mob pursued the car riage but the horses were fresh and soon outdistanced their pursuers. in Later the prisoners were safely lodged in the Greensburg Jail. Weather Conditions at Pough keepsie Very Unfavorable. CROWDSSTAY AWAY WISCONSIN FRESHMEN CREW A STRONG FAVORITE. Cornell 'Varsity Has the Call Among Big Fellows?Big Bet Against Georgetown. POUGHKEEPS1E, N. Y.. June 21?A drenching rain and a nasty gray sky, with out a single rift in R to justify the hope of clearing, greeted the weather shares this morning when they looked out to see what the indications were for today's boat race. When the rain would slacken a bit out from the small crowd in the hotel corri ? dors would go a squad of hopeful college men, gazing skyward to see if they could see a rift in the gray or a solitary streak of sunlight that would give encouragement to the expressed hope that the races could be held this afternoon. The early morning rain had a depressing influence, not only on those who wi re here, but upon those who intended coming, for the early trains from the north and south, which usually bring a good squad of ik-o ple, brought practically no one, and up to the middle of the forenoon there was the smallest gathering of spectators ever seen in Poughkeepsie on a similar occasion. With the rain th.<-re was little or no wind, and the course was perfectly smooth. Mr. Bangs and Mr. Fortmeyer of the Amateur Association expressed themselves as be lieving that if it cleared, up the conditions would lie ideal for the making of fast time, and that, in any event, even if the rain continued, the races should be rowed. Will Row in Rain. The crews, therefore, will row this after noon even if the rain continues, for the water is in good condition, and the rain will not materially hurt the oarsmen. It was pointed out, however, that while the rain smoothed out the water of the course it would be impossible to make record time, as the men would be cold and chilbd with the rain, and would not limber up for the races the way they would if there was good, warm sunshine. All of the crew coaches this morning said their men were in ge?oel conditiein fe?r the race, and, indeed, this has been one of the features of racing at Poughkeepsie. for. al thetugh there are at present 14(1 oarsmen here and In other years there have been from 100 to 125, It is a remarkable fact that on race day morning all of the men are in variably reported to be in the best possible condition, aud no excuses are made by losing crews except that thty were fairly jbeaten. , .. r. . . The oarsmen lounged around their boat houses this morning, or kept well in quar ters to avoid the natural chill In the at mosphere. Little Betting on Result. I^ate last night there was a little betting, but this morning, probably because of the fact that few, if any. of the college men have arrived, it was pretty hard to find anybody who wanted to put a dollar on the races. Feir the freshmen eight. Wisconsin was this morning a decided favorite, and even Cornell backers, who are usually quick to* take bets, especially when odds are of fered. were asking for 2 to 1. with Wiscon sin the favorite. In the 'varsity Cornell is a strong favorite, and, although in some cases the field was offered against Cornell at a good advantage, there were few takers. The only wager of any importance laid was one of $1,000 by Pennsylvania adherents that their 'varsity crew would beat George town, the George-town adherents taking it at an advantage of 2 to 1. The thousand dollars was offered by a single individual, and the $500 which was laid on Georgetown was raised by a pool of Georgetown sup porters. Coach Courtney of the Cornell crews said this morning that while he considered his i 'varsity crew very fit. he did not share any outside predictions of sure victory. He thought it was going to be a very hard feught race and would not be won until to ward the end of the last mile. He talkeel this to his men. preferring that they should go out with the feeling that they would have to row the race for all they were worth to win. Columbia the Tail Ender. Curiously enough, although there are a good many Columbia College people here there is little if any money being placed on Columbia tp win. In a pool made las*, night on the 'varsity race. In which Ceir nell sold tor $!', Wisconsin for $7, and Pennsylvania for $5, Columbia s. id for $1. This is strange in vi.-w of th" fact that Coach Hanlon has talked very favorably of his m< n and believes they will make* a great showing. The unknown factor in the race is Georgetown. Its 'varsity crew has rowed very fast over the four-mile course, but the general impression am. ng the rowing sharps is that while she will be very for midable for three mil< s, she will not be able to keep the pace to the finish. Syra cuse d ies not seem to figure in the "before the race predictions," and Pennsylvania, whose cr? ws have always made a big j showing, and on several instances have j w on on this course, is als i gelling very < little consideration among those who are picking winners. Conditions Grow Worse. Toward lO o'clock while there was no abatement of the rain there came up a nasty wind from the south. It blew stra'ght up the course anel even with the flood tide kicked up quite a swell portending that when the tide ebbed and if the wind con tinued to blow from the south there would be such conditieins that the race could not be rowed. As the day advanced the wind increased and stayed in the same general direction, from the south, but the indica tions toward 11 eVclock were that it might get arour.d to the west. At noon ths rain had stopped anel the wind, which before was blowing from the southeast, shifted to due south. The choppy water had subsided and the river was smooth. There was no sign of sunshine, but old river men expressed the opinion that the rain was over anel that it wo?ld be fine, clear weather by the time the first race was called. Ellis Ward, the Pennsylvania couch, sprang a surprise on his own men as well as the entire rowing colony this morning by rigging his shells with aluminum wash boards. This is an innovation in the rig ging of eight-oared shells, but it was g< n erally considered a clever Idea. None of the crews did any rowing this morning except to take their shells from their r? - s]>cctive boat houses to the i<* house at the one-mile point, which is to be the rendezvous of all the crews before the race. At 2:30 o'cloedc, when the referee's cutters began to police the cx>urse. a drizzling rain was falling and a heavy fog lay over the river, so that it was hardly possible for spectators to soe over a mile of the course The water was smooth. The wind sh'fted to the northwest, and coneiltlons showed signs of Improvement. Tide just started to run down the course. The Syracuse launch, with two shells In tow. has gone to the ice house, where the ouwrnbK. THE STAR BY MAIL. " Persons leaving; the city for any period can have The Star 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 cent? for two weeks, or 50 cents p?r month. INVARIABLY IN AD VANCE. The address may be changes! as frequently as desired. Always give the last address, as a?U as the new one. AT THE WHITE HOUSE The President Going to In dianapolis. VETERANS' CONVENTION ONE BRANCH OF SPANISH WAR SOLDIERS TO MEET THERE. Hopes to Unite the Two Organization! ?Maryland People Make a Call. The President this morning promised Senator Fairbanks, ll? preventative Dirk. Col. K. J. Dimmick. Adjutant General Til ler and Capt. Ambrose Higgins of the Span ish-American War Vetreans, to go to In dianapolis to alt* nd the annual conven tion of the Spanish veterans. Back of the acceptance of the invitation is the earnest desire of the President and other veterans of the Spanish-American war to bring about an amalgamation of the two organizations of veterans, and this Is going to be attempted by influential m? n, the President and Representative Dick being among the number. The President long ago accepted an Invitation to go to Detroit to attend the annual convention of the Spanish War Veterans, which wi;im?et In that city September 22. The rivtJ or ganization will m? < t in Indianapolis about the same date, and the problem confront ing the reorganize rs is heiw the President can attend both conventions and tnl in dates he has made for other northwestern cities, both before and after Ms going to Detroit on the 224. The President is due in Detroit on that day, and will have to g? to Indianapolis be feire e>r after that date. It is hoped that by a simultaneous gather ing of two organizations a succe ssful ef fe?rt may be made to bring about an amal gamation under some narai- that will be ac ceptable to the members of both. Visit From Maryland People. Senator McComas, Representative l'esrre and Representative Wuchter of Maryland called on the Preside*nt tewlay and talked with him about the growing complications arising <ut of the selection of a subtreas urer at Baltimore. Representative Mudd has received a letter from the- White House saving that Senator McComas objects to Mr. Mudd's selection of James B. Ben, cle-rk of the court of I'rince Gearges county. Mr Mudd, acting under a promise made to him by the President, he says will name either men in his district and let Senator McComas pass upon them. Thus is the patronage light growing more bitter. ^ hat the position of Senator McComaE is was not explained by him today, lie and the two nj 'ry^rui rcurkfctiUiiUvea With the President a long time. President's New England Trip. Senator Proctor talked to the President about the latter's visit to New Kngland In August. The President Is going to be In Wlers and Concord, N. H., on August 28. and will go through Vermont later. He will probably visit Secretary Hay at his summer home at Lake Sunapee, N. H., while In that state, and is also going to Corbin s Park. N. H. Senators Clapp and Nelson presented b.. H. Osm in, Cr.it ed States consul at Stim gart, Germany and Representative Kahn presented Dr. T. B. W. Iceland, coroner of San Francisco * Representative Curtis of Kansas arranged for the President to next week receive a delegation of 11 A. R. officials from Kan sas. who want to invite him to attend & grand reunion In that state in May, ll*M. President Took a Long Walk. President Roosevelt and Gen. Leonard Wood took a long waik yesterday. They went to the wharves of the Alexandria ferry boat and went over to the Virginia city, walking rapidly through the streets, the President apparently retting the pace. They walked from Alexandria back to Washington, going out of the main road that they might prolong the stroll. Gen. Wood is still a guest of the President at the White House. GUNNERY SPECIALISTS. A Class to Be Formed at the Fort Mon roe Artillery School. A class of gunnery specialists to consist of one first-class gunner from each artillery district in the Cr.ltrd States, one from Porto Rico and one from Hawaii, twenty one in all. will be formed at the artillery school at Port Monroe about October 2u. The members of the class will be selected by the respective artillery district com manders from such first-class gunners of good habits as may be serving In th-> hrst year of their second or subsequent enlist ments. and who have signified in writing their intention to re-enlist, and after a suc cessful examination in competition In each artillery district in spelling, penmanship, arithmetic and signaling with th< Hag or l?These examinations will be conduced in the manner prescribed for the preliminary examination for admission to the class oC electrical sergeants i'.t the school of sub marine defense. Fort Totten. N. i. FACTS ABOUT PHILIPPINES. Publication Recently Issued by the War Department. One of the most valual le publications yet Issued from the division of Insular af fairs of the War Department is "A Pro nouncing Gazetteer and Geographical Dic tionary of the Philippine Islands, with Mai>s Charts and Illustrations, the first part of which is Just from the prtss. The introductory notice recites the fact that thousands of appeals to the department for information respecting the Philippine Islands indicate a widespread desire en the part of the American public for tu?J? a book as this. So all the official informa tion within reach has been gath. red to gether and the result is a mass of Jat* Respecting the islands that touch upon al most everv feature, area, geographical characteristics, population. resources, products, industries, history, miners and mining, agricultural resources, social con ditions,, civil government, language, popu lation of the various towns, cities and provinces, in all more than ten thousaj?d topics. The text is embellishe-d by mm?y illustrations, and there are a great many maps included in the volumes. ADJOURNMENT GOSSIP. Talk of Congress Getting Away Abort July 3. The gossip at the Capitol about adjourn ment of Congrers Is that unless some unf ~ seen complication occurs in connection m the Philippine tariff bill Congress may away abeiut July S. Steamship Arrival. At New York?La Savoie, froi% Havre.