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Steamship Primus Cut Down
by a Tug.
It Was an Excursion Steamer From
Buxtehude in the Province
of Hanover.
HAMUl'RO, July 21?The steamship Pri
mus of Hamburg, with INT. passengers on
board, was cut In two and sunk by the
tug Hansa on the River Elbe at 12:30
o'clock this morning.
So far as Is ascertainable, about flfty
peraons were drowned Thirteen bodies al
ieady have been recovered.
The Primus was an excursion steamer
from Buxtehude. province of Hanover,
The disaster occurred between Blanken
ese and Nienstedten.
Among the passengers wire the members
of the Hllbeck Male Choral Society.
At the time of the accident the Primus
was crossing the river channel near Blank
enese. from the southern Into the northern
According to witnesses aboard the Hansa.
the movement was made too precipitately.
The Hansa endeavored to push the Primus
ashore, but the tug grounded and the shij>s
parted. The Primus then sank.
In the interval, however, about fifty
of her passengers were able to reach
the Hansa by means of ropes and ladders.
Seventy more were picked up by the tug's
boats, while other swam ashore.
British Commissioners Report on
Trade in South Africa.
LONDON. July 21.?The trade commission
eent out to inquire Into the beat methods
for promoting British trade in South Afri
ca seems much Impressed with the great
activity of the Americans. In its first re
port the commission says America will be
the greatest menace to British trade, add
ing that Americans are maktng a fine ef
fort to get hold of the market and are In
troducing their practice of specialization
?nd concentration with the same result as
so well exemplified in other parts of the
? ? ?
Commissioners Ross' Relatives Hasten
to His Bedside.
Commissioner Ross, who Is critically ill.
Is reported to have passed a fairly good
right last night and rested* comfortably
today. Dr. Chamberlain reports that while
the Commissioner Is not out of danger, he
Is doing fairly well.
Pike C. Ross, the Commissioner's brother,
will arrive in this city from his home in
Illinois this afternoon. The Commissioner's
son Is on his way to Washington from
Kan Francisco, and will arrive In about
four days.
Chief Austin Elected a Member.
A letter from Lord Reay. president of the
International Colonial Institute, received at
the Treasury Department today, announces
that Mr. O. P. Austin, the chief of the
treasury bureau of statistics, has been
elected a member of that body. The Inter
national Col >niai Institute is composed of
the leading students of colonial matters in
the principal countries having colonies, and
holds Its sessions successively at the capl
tals of the different nations having mem
bership. its central offices being at Brus
sels. Mr. Austin, who is the author of two
w >rks -?n colonization?"Colonial Systems
of the World/* IMk and "Colonial Admin
istration." lt??l. attended the meeting of
the institute at The Hague last summer by
special Invitation, and his works have re
ceived high ?? ommendation by French. Ger
man. Dutch and English members of the
association. and to this fact is doubtless
due the honor which the Institute has con
ferred upon him by an election to Its lim
It-d membership.
Drowned in Chicago River.
CHICAGO. July 21.?Jumping into the
Calumet river to escape an explosion they
feared would follow the breaking of a
gasoline tank on their launch. Charles Ru
ble and his brother Duffy were drowned
last night.
The accident was caused by a projecting
?lge of the gasoline tank coming in con
tact with an abutment of a bridge.
Workmen Killed by Dynamite.
THE DALLES. Ore., July 21.?A report
has reached here that four men engaged In
work on the Columbia River and Northern
railway at Lyle. Washington, while han
diir:g a case of dynamite accidentally drop
ped It. The ("intents exploded, killing all
four and seriously injuring a lifth ir#in No
names were g.ven.
To Search for Buried Treasure.
SAN FRAN<"ISO. July 21.?'The schooner
Hermann has sailed for the South Seas,
Ot*t*-ns;'iIy mm a pleasure trip, but in reality,
U Is said. In search of buried treasure,
amounting to $l<).i?ii>,it00. reported to have
be> n hidden on an island by the mutinous
crew of a Japanese ship. ("apt. James
Ur jwn. a retired mariner of the Atlantic
Coast, is in command of the Hermann, and
U accompanied by four or five eastern
friends. The little schooner was fitted out
at an expense of $18,00".
Shooting for King's Prize.
LONDON, July 21.?8hooting for the
king's prize commenced at Blsley today in
cold, miserable weather. The entries to
taled 1.72!?, the highest on record. The
prizes number and are valued at ?2.420.
Numerous "best possibles" were scored at
i>?? yards, inc.udmg those of Capt. Mitchell
and Major Mac-Robbie, Canadians.
Growth of Freemasonry.
Grand Secretary T. H. R. Redway of the
Blue Lodge. F. and A. M.. of New Jersey
has compiled statistics that cover the work
done by the iodge In this country and Can
ada for the past year.
The figuri s show that the order has a
membership of H81.531. and that 51.309
were admitted during the past twelve
months. The number of rejected applicants
la not given to the public. The number of
deaths in the order was 13.70W. leaving the
Increased membership at the end of the
year 40,54U.
Garment Workers' Strike.
A dispatch from New York says:
Twenty-five thousand garment workers
went on strike Saturday for shorter hours
and higher wages, and fifteen thousand
more threaten to go out before the end of
the week unless their demands are com
piled with.
As a result of the strike the streets of the
east side were crowded with excited men
and women, many of the men arguing that
the stopping of work was uncalled for.
while the women, without apparently any
exception, all favored the strike and said
that it was perfectly proper.
Drug Clerks' Union Label.
The Registered Drug Clerks' Association
Of the District of Columbia Issued lis union
label today.
Surgeon General Forwood Going to
Leesburg Tomorrow Afternoon.
Special Dispatch to The Evening Star.
?1-?Brigadier General Forwood, surgeon
general, United States army, will visit
Camp Ordway tomorrow afternoon. He
will be received with proper honors. The
athletic games arranged for this afternoon
' and tomorrow have been postponed until
next Friday. Afternoon drill will be
omitted that day and the usual drill time
devoted to athletic pastimes. The occasion
will be made a gaia one. Representatives
from each regiment of the National Guard
from the separate organizations and the
2d United States Cavalry will participate
in the several events. The winners of the
preliminary heats to be held in the several
organizations mentioned will compete In
the finals. Suitable prizes will be awarded.
The program will conclude with a "mon
key" drill by picked detachment from the
2d Cavalry.
This is rather a quiet day in camp, al
though the usual amount of hard work Is
being accomplished. During the morning
officers' call wan sounded, and those
guardsmen who wear shoulder straps as
sembled at headquarters. There they had
an opportunity of viewing a set of model
trenches constructed by the engineer corps.
Maj. Averill, chief of engineers, distributed
blue print plans and explained the proper
way to construct trenches. Late this after
noon the e-ntire 1st Regiment was set to
work building trenches. u
About $500,000 to Be Distributed
Every Week.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.. July 21. ? The
greatest strike fund in the history of or
ganized labor is to be handled in India
napolis. The officers of the United Mine
Workers are confident that there will be a
leady response to the appeal made by the
convention, and while half a million dollars
a week may not be obtained, they believe
the weekly receipts will not fall much
W. B. Wilson, national secretary and
treasurer, to whom all subscriptions are
payable, and who will distribute the funds,
said today that the office force will be in
creased immediately, so there will be no
delay in handling the money.
The defense fund is to be distributed
among the three anthracite districts ac
cording to their membership. Wilson says
! that District No. 1 will probably receive 53
per cent. No. !? per cent and No. 7 12
per cent. District No. 1 has more members
than both 7 and 9. The money will be sent
from Indianapolis to the secretaries of the
anthracite districts, and distributed by them
among the strikers.
No Visitors Come or Expected at
Sagamore Hill.
OYSTER BAY, July 21?This was the
quietest week day at Sagamore Hill since
the President arrived. No visitors came
during the early part of the day and none
was scheduled to come later.
President Roosevelt passed the morning
in his librarv with Secretary Loeb, attend
ing to an accumulation of public business.
Will Be in Greenwood Cemetery,
Brooklyn, N. Y.
LONDON. July 21.?The remains of John
W. Mackav of San Francisco, who died
here yesterday evening, will be taken to
New York for interment in Greenwood
cemeterv. Brooklyn. The exact date of the
removal of the body and the arrangements
for the funeral will not be decided upon
until the arrival in London of his son,
Clarence Mackay, who sailed from New
York on Saturday last.
Mrs. John W. Mackay Is quite prostrated
with grief.
The afternoon newspapers, as well as the
morning papers, print long obituary notices
of Mr. Mackav.
Resolution Presented in the Virginia
House of Delegates.
Special TMapatch to The Evenijig Star.
RICHMOND, Va.. July 21.?In the house
today Mr. Heermans. republican, presented
a resolution directing the committee 011
courts of justice to Investigate the publish
ed reports of the acts of Judge Clarence J.
Campbell of Amherst county, who recently
horsewhipped Rev. C. H. Crawford.
Speaker Ryan said today that he had
been informed that E. P. McLean of Meck
lenberg. who declined to- take the oath of
office, was a federal officeholder, and If
such was found to be the case he would
not be allowed to take the oath.
Lloyd T. Smith today withdrew from the
I contest for judge of the twelfth circuit.
: Eastern shore, leaving T. R. B. Wright
| without opposition.
A. M. Fenton, a Wealthy Farmer, Kill
ed at Rushville, Mo.
ST. JOSEPH. Mo., July 21? Alfred M.
Fenton, a wealthy farmer of Rushville,
Mo., was shot by Mark Dunn last night
and died of his wound today. Dunn had
been arrested for alleged intoxication, but
escaping from the officer he secured a gun
and shot Fenton, who was passing in a
buggy. Dunn is in danger of being lynch
ed. A deputy sheriff tried to bring Dunn
to St. Joseph on the train which passes
Rushville at 11:30 o'clock, but t%e infuriat
ed citizens prevented their departure. Many
threats of lynching are made, and a special
guard has been pressed into service.
Latter Said to Have Acted in Self-De
CHICAGO, July 21.?In a desperate fight
I with his nineteen-year-old son William,
i who was armed with a heavy sledge-ham
mer and Is said to have been the aggressor,.
Patrick McCann. fifty-seven years old, shot
and instantly killed the boy last night at
their home, 249 West Kinzle street. Ac-,
cording to the story told by the father, the
trouble arose over a quarrel between Wil
liam and his younger brother. Ordered to
leave the house, the boy defied his father
who attempted to put the lad out by force.
Thereupon the boy seized a heavy sledge
hammer and assumed the offensive, driving
the older man into a bed room, where he
shut the door and took a revolver from a
bureau drawer. Just as he picked up the
weapon the door of the room was burst
open by a blow from the sledge hammer
and the boy rushed In and began striking
wildly at him.
After receiving three scalp wounds from
glancing blows of the hammer, the father
in self-defense, shot his son dead. The
elder McCann Is in the hospital, under po
lice guard.
Call for Meeting of Rectors to Nomi
nate Archbishop.
CHICAGO, July 21.?Candidates from
whom Rome is to choose a successor to the
late Archbishop Feehar.. will be named
Thursday, July 24. Each one of the six
teen irremovable rectors and consulters of
the archdiocese of Chicago received notice
today from Bishop Spalding to appear at
conferences, to be held that day in this city.
Hishop Spalding, who is the oldest suf
fragan bishop in line of consecration in the
archdiocese will preside at the councils.
Street Car Men Win Strike.
Special lHapaich to The Evening Star.
RICHMOND, Va.. July 21.?The street
ear company here has yielded to the de
mand of the men for a nine-hour day with
out further parley. The next order will io
Into effect August 1.
The grand jury Is probing an alleged
bribery of city councllmen and street rail
way men. Contractors have been lum
moned to testify.
Secretary Edwards on the
Reported New Party.
Why Silver is No Longer an Issue?
Representative Sulzer's Criticism
on the Administration.
Secretary Edwards of the democratic con
gressional committee, who Is "It" at demo
cratic headquarters in this city at the pres
ent time, refuses to get agitated over the
report that a movement is on foot in New
York to form a new democratic party over
which Mr. Bryan shall have complete con
"The democratic congressional committee
is standing squarely on the Kansas City
platform," declared Secretary Edwards.
"That is the only democracy we know any
thing about, and it will be the only democ
racy'there is until another national conven
tion shall be held.
"This talk of threatening the formation of
a new organization in case the party goes
to Cleveland and Hill is all nonsense. The
dtmocratic party Is not going to go to any
body. It is jogging right along in the middle
of the road and doing all right.
"It Is true that silver is no longer an
issue. The democracy stood for the quantl
tive theory of money. When the declara
tion was made by it that the prosperity of
the country depended upon the free coinage
of silver there was not then the tremen
dous gold production which has since de
veloped. Gold has supplied the quantity
which was necessary and the silver issue
has consequently died a natural death.
There are other democratic issues, however,
that are very much alive. These issues
need no advance agent to call them to the
attention of the people. They are uppermost
In the public mind and vital to the future
well-being of the country."
Proposed New Party.
These remarks were made by Mr. Ed
wards when his attention was called
this morning to the report from NefW
York that a conference had been held last
night at the Oriental Hotel, Manhattan
Beach, at which the principal participants
were Senator F. T. Dubois of Idaho. ex
Senator R. F. Pettigrew of South Dakota,
Prof. Garrett Droppers of South Dakota
and George Shibley of this city. A com
plete plan for state organizations was pre
sented by Mr. Shibley. the principal fea
ture of which is the indorsement of the
referendum. It is claimed that thi-re is
now an organization in each state, the prin
cipal purpose of which is to put candidates
for election on record on this principle of
legislative reference.
After the conference Mr. Pettigrew gave
out a statement, in which he said:
"Mr. Bryan will not be the candidate of
the regular democracy In 1!MM, but he and
his friends hope that he will have much to
say regarding the platform and the man
agement of the campaign. If he does not?
if the party goes back to Cleveland and
Hill?Mr. Bryan and his associates will
form a n -w party, based on the Kansas
City platfjrm.
"In our view, Cleveland and Hill stand
for the same things that Hanna does, ex
cept that Hanna is more able and more
honest. If we had to choose between them
we would support Hanna."
Mr. Sulzer's Criticism.
Representative Sulzer of New York was
one of the "anti-trust" callers at demo
cratic headquarters yesterday. Mr. Sulzer
was in a critical humor, and what he ob
served regarding the President and his
Pittsburg speech in reference to trusts was
carefully taken down and preserved. Some
of the sentences which Mr. Sulztr let drop
read like this:
"President Roosevelt is no better than his
party, and everybody that can distinguish
the difference between a hawk and a hand
saw knows that the criminal trusts of the
country dominate and own the republican
party; and that so long as the republican
party is in power the trusts will prosper
and flourish like a green bay tree and con
tinue to rob all the people all the time for
the benefit of a few multi-millionaires and
a half dozen plutocrats.
"The honest people of the country are
disappointed in Mr. Roosevelt. They be
lieved he had moral courage and would en
force the laws against the rich as well as
the poor. Since he became President he
has been a sad disappointment. He talks
all right, but he doesn't do anything. If
he had moral courage he would compel his
attorney general to enforce the anti-trust
act of 189u. and the meat trust, the bread
trust, the sugar trust, the salt trust, the
anthracite coal trust, the railroad trust the
oil trust, and all the other iniquitous and
criminal trusts would be put out of busi
ness. If the anti-trust law at present on
the statute books of the country were en
forced?vigorously enofrced?there couldn't
be a trust in the country. Every lawyer
In the country knows this. The President,
however, with virtuous Indignation talks
publicly one way to the rank and file, who
are being robbed by the trusts, and private
ly talks another way to the agents of the
trusts. Theodore Roosevelt has developed
into a sort of Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde
President. He is strenuous in promise but
weak in performance. An ounce of per
formance is worth a ton of promise In
his annual message to Congress last De
cember he arraigned the trusts and de
manded publicity in regard to their affairs
but?he did nothing.
Bills by Democrats.
Bills were introduced by democrats to
secure publicity, but the President and the
representatives of the President's party in
the House killed the bills in committee.
Bills were also introduced by the democrats
reducing the tariff on trust-made goods,
and on trust-manufactured goods sold
cheaper in Europe than In this country
and the President s friends and the repre
sentatives of his party in Congress killed
all these salutary bills in committees. The
President and his party have been weighed
in the balance and found wanting
"Sometimes, however, the republicans
pass a bill through the House when thev
know It will not pass the Senate, or vice
versa. It s an old legislative trick to fool
the people and tide over an election For
seven months the Fifty-seventh Congress
was In session, overwhelmingly republican
n both branches, and durin/aYtCtime
the President and the republicans never
passed a law In the interests of the people
never passed a bill to curtail the ^eedy
power of the trusts, or legislated In a sin
gle Instance for the rights of the many as
against the privileges of the few. All bills
In the Interest of the rank and file for the
benefit of the tollers, were either killed in
committees or defeated in the House or
Senate; and all bills in the Interest of mo
nopoly and the criminal trusts were nut
upon the statute books The President and
s?c"S. "e ln a 8ad Pl,ght' 118 '"all* a
Workmen Go Out at Works of Litholite
Stone Company.
About fifteen men employed as stone
workers at the works of the Washington
Litholite Stone Co. at 1st and Paddison
streets northeast this morning went on a
strike for shorter hours. The men asked
for a nine-hour day with eight hours on
Saturday, and when their demands were
refused they quit their jobs.
It is stated that the strikers are not
affiliated with any union and that they
have been working ten hours a day.
Mr. Percy H. Russell, president of the
stone company, stated to a Star reporter
that they have already secured enough
men to All half the number of places made
vacant by the strikers, and that the com
pany is experiencing no difficulty and but
alight inconvenience on account of the
strike. He says all the places will be
filled with tvew men by tomorrow morning
and that none of the old laborers will be
taken back on the work.
' " ' ?
COL. ALl^EN ^bepobts on the
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New Piers, . Abutteients and Superstruc
ture Needed?^lans and Specifica
tions #ftr Proposed Memorial. '
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Col. Chariep J. AJlen, Corps of Engineers,
has made ansport to the chief of engineers
In regard ttf the '"Aqueduct bridge across
the Potomap rlv|r. "The last remaining
timbers of ;^he cpfferdam at pier No. 4
were removed July 9, 1001. These timbers
were all neatly plied up at Easby's Point
and the cleaning down of the pier, removal
of construction marks, &c.. were finished
July 15, 1901, Completing the work con
tracted for. Temporary repairs were made
to other piers of the bridge.
This bridge," says Col. Allen, "should be
rebuilt with new piers and abutments and
new superstructure, all to conform to pres
ent and prospective requirements. A rc
'n regard to this matter was printed
the annual report of the chief of engi
neers for 1901."
There is a balance of ll.V177.96 available
ror the repair of this bridge.
The Proposed Memorial Bridge.
"W Ith respect to the proposed memorial
bridge. Colonel Allen says there are no op
erations to. report for the year ended June
30, 1902, "construction of the bridge not
having as y.et been authorized by Con
gre.^. There is a balance of J219.95 avall
aljjl ?n account of the bridge.
? . sl>ec'Heatlons and estimates," says
. Allen, "accompanying the com
petitive design which was selected as the
rno3I ?u'table (design No. 2. by Mr. Burr>,
are full, explicit ^nd clear. The estimate is
as close as can be expected of an advance
estimate for a large work of that kind. The
plans, sections, profiles and details (twelve
in number) are in good shape for use. In
case of afn appropriation for this much
needed bridge, there will be nothing, so far
as known, to prevent a prompt commence
ment of the work, Including the prepara
= I. 1. "lateriats. special detail drawings,
?ucn borings at the precise sites for piers
and abutments as a prudent constructor
would make, notwithstanding that a full
survey, including borings, had previously
been made, etc."
French View 0f the Negotiations With
the Vatican.
ROME, July 21.?The pope received Gov
ernor Taft and the members of his party
In farewell audience at noon today. The
Americans drove In two carriages from
their hotel to the Vatican. Judge Taft and
Judge Smith wore evening dress, as pre
scribed by etiquette. Major Porter was In
full uniform and Bishop O'Gorman wore
ecclesiastical robes. They were received at
the great door of the Vatican by the Swiss
guards, who rendered military honors. At
the foot of the state staircase the Ameri
cans were met by Monsignor Bisletl, master
of the ceremonies.; who was accompanied
by several oaher dignitaries of the papal
court. At the.doospof the pontifical apart
ments the noble ?guards and gendarmes
rendered the .ffttstomary honors, after which
Governor T^jt awl his companions were
Introduced lirfo tire i>resence of the i>ope,
who welcomedtlie*K with marked cordiality.
A dispatch^' fronrf Paris yesterday says:
The Temps, t?mmentlng upon the negotia
tions betweeij WilUam H. Taft, governor of
the Philippine' Isfands, and the Vatican
says: n.s -i
"Notwithstanding the courteous language
used by both side#, the Vatican's reply to
Governor Tart's l^st note is tantamount to
a rejection o^j they American offers, which
amounted to Tlothing less than the conclu
sion ot an 'fndirtrct concordat with the
L nited States.' Tffo signature of such a
convention would Wive given the apostolic
delegate In lyashffigton a sort of diplo
matic exequator; permitting him to c6hfer
directly" with President Roosevelt or the
government without the Intermediary of an
American citizen, such as -Archbishop Ire
"The Vatican in refusing to lend a hand
in the gradual expulsion of the congrega
tions from the Pnilippines has at the same
time stifled the germ of an Anlerican con
cordat, whicti would have been a triumph
for the policy the pope has seemed so ar
dently to pursye since his advent."
Opening Play Begins on Kenwood
Club's Courts Today.
CHICAGO, July 21.?Opening play In the
annual western championship tennis tourn
ament on the courts of the Kenwood Coun
try Club called out a fashionable crowd
this afternoon, as the tournament promised
to be one" of the most important in the
country. Among the easterners who will de
fend championship titles are F. Alexander
and R. D. Little of Princeton and E. P.
Fisher, champion of the state of New York.
Other well-known contestants are E. E.
Farnsworth, champion of Nebraska and
Canada, the team of Emerson and Diehl of
Cincinnati, Buoll McKeever of Chicago and
the college players, Helmholz of the Uni
versity of Wisconsin and Hess of the T'nl
versity of Illinois.
Weather Conditions Very Unfavorable
for the Sport Today.
LARCHMOXT, N.' Y? July 21.-A light
breeze from the eastward, accompanied by
fog and a drizzling rain, were the discour
aging conditions that confronted the Larch
mont yachtsmen this morning. Unless the
weather should clear by noon there seems
very little prospect of a race. Today's en
try list was a large one, including August
Belmont's Mlneola, Cornelius Vanderbllt's
Rainbow, J. Roger Maxwell's Yankee, the
schooners Elmlna, Muriel, Quissetta' and
Katrina. The prizes offered by Commodo-o
Fred. T. Adams for class H. the Mir.eola
class, were on exhibition, afcd were much
admired by the yachtsmen. The prizefare
four cups, a tankard of burnished copper
and a tray of copper, all engraved
Some of the yachts began to hoist their
sails at 10 o'clock but the weather at that
hour showed no signs of clearing.
Change in the ^fales Adopted by the
g Coipmittee.
HANOVER \, Pru^la, July 21.-The chess
players todayrsske4 the committee to alter
the rule of playing! the International mas
ters' tournament in the order as prescrib
ed by the Berger Schedule, as it would be
easy for evert- competitor to prepare him
self for each day'arplay if he knew ^tore
hand whom woauld have to meet The
plavers advlsefl the'bommittee to adopt the
Monte Carlo *ule o? drawing each day for
the particular, rem# to be played on that
day. and thaiicommlttee decided to adopt
the latter pl*n. Riund 14 of the Berger
system was 1 dratfh for tc,day d
brought the contestants together in th? fni
lowing order-'Mieses agt.Marshall Potfil i
agt. Wolf. Swldersiu agt. Gunsberg Mason
agt. Atkins. Levin^gt. Napier, Oohn a*t
Bardeleben. Gottschall flgt. Janov^ki
agt hOi?and. Pil'Sbury ,lnd Suechtlng
Play began early this morning and when
an adjournment took place at 1 p m Mar
shall had gone down before Mieses and
Poclel had lost to Wolf. Alt the adjourned
games stood pretty even with the exception
of the contests between Gottschall and
Janowski and Tschlgorln and Pllisburv
The Parisian and American had so-called
won games In hand.
International Press Congress.
BERNE. Switzerland, July 21?The Inter
national press congress was opened here
today. Among the vice presidents ap
pointed was Walter Williams o? New
Rebecca Taylor's Petition
Acted on by Judge Hagncr.
she claims she was unjustly
Her Attorneys State That the Civil
Service Rules Were Violated?Her
Formal Statement.
Justice Hagner, In a case wherein Rebec
ca J. Taylor Is plaintiff and Elihu Root,
Secretary of War. Is defendant, today is
sued a rule ordering the defendant to show
cause why a peremptory writ of mandamus
should not be Issued requiring him to re
store the petitioner to the position she
formerly held in the War Department, and
from which she alleges she was unustly
dismissed In June of this year.
The Secretary of War is cited to make
answer to the petition of Miss Taylor on or
before the 28th day of July, providing he is
served with process on or before July 24.
Mr. Frederick L. Siddons and Mr. Adolph
G. Wolf are named as counsel for petition
er. While Mr. Siddons Is secretary and Mr.
Wolf is treasurer of the local Civil Service
Reform Association, yet they state that
they are representing Miss Taylor purely
In the nature of counsel and not as repre
sentatives of either the local Civil Service
Reform Association or of the National Civil
Service Reform League, and that these or
ganizations have nothing to do with the
Incident of Her Dismissal.
The Incident of Mis3 Taylor's dismissal
from the War Department a little over a
month ago, attracted unusual attention at
the time, and It was predicted that when
she had exhausted other means to secure
reinstatement to her position, she would
probably, as a last means, resort to the
courts to secure the rights claimed. It Is
evident, therefore, that all other means
have proved unavailing, and this suit Is the
outcome of the matter.
In her petition Miss Taylor reviews the
causes leading to the suit, and cites the
provisions under which she held her place
and also the various civil service rules re
lating to the case. The petitioner states
that she was appointed as a clerk in the
War Department on the temporary roll in
January, 191)0, and was later transferred
to the competitive classified civil service.
Sha avers that the reason for her dis
charge was because she held political opin
ions and views differing from those of the
defendant, and expressed them In the pub
lic press, making especial reference to her
letter headed "The Flag Shall Stay Put."
Miss Taylor's Statement.
In a statement to the press made by Miss
Taylor today, after her application for a
writ of mandamus against the Secretary of
War had been filed, she said:
"Feeling that I had been most unjustly
and unlawfully removed from my position
In the War Department I brought the suit
that was filed today. It Is too plain for
discussion that the civil service rules were
entirely ignored In the case of my at
tempted removal. If the rules are really
designed to protect persons employed in the
civil service sucn violation of them as took
place In my case should not be permitted
to pass unchallenged. If the rules in ques
tion have not the force of law. can be ig
nored or observed at the will and pleasure
of every appointing officer, the sooner the
country knows It and directs the correction
by legislative authority of such a state of
affairs the better.
"But above and beyond the violation of
the civil service law and rules I feel most
deeply that my freedom of speech has been
abridged in the truest sense of the word.
I felt and feel very strongly on certain
political policies of the present administra
tion, and believing that I had an undoubted
right to express myself on them publicly,
did so. For so doing the Secretary of War
attempted to deprive me of my office.
Against his action I have continuously and
solemnly protested, and In the application
made today I hope to have my right to
freedom of speech, guaranteed by the Con
stitution, vindicated.
"It cannot be possible that officials, such
as one of the civil service commissioners,
may be permitted to make public addresses
in advocacy of the so-called Philippine
policy and an humbler employe of the ser
vice like myself denied the right of pub
licly opposing that same policy. If these
distinctions are to be permitted then Is it
not clear that an administration may prac
tically use the whole force of civil service
employes to strengthen Its position of
power either by converting them into active
exponents and supporters of Its policies or
negatively by silencing every person among
them who Is opposed to its policies? Surely
it never was intended that a person in en
tering the government service of the United
States should surrender his rights as a citi
zen, among them the right of holding and
expressing political and religious opinions.
Secretary Root Legally Summoned.
The deputy marshal of the Supreme Court
of the District appeared at the War De
partment this afternoon and legally sum
moned Secretary Root to appear before that
court on the 24th instant, to answer the ap
plication of Miss Rebecca J. Taylor for a
mandamus to compel him to reinstate her
as a clerk in the War Department, from
which position, it is alleged in her brief, she
was improperly removed without due pro
cess of law. Inasmuch as Secretary Root
has arranged to sail from New York on the
24th he will not be able to respond in per
son to this summons, but It Is expected
that he will be properly represented at the
hearing by an officer of the Department of
Justice specially detailed for that purpose.
Mr. Willard May Locate a Steam
Boiler to His New Building.
The District Commissioners, after discuss
ing the matter at great length and amend
ing the building regulations in two particu
lars, in order to do so, have granted the
requests of H. A. Willard to locate a steam
boiler for heating purposes Under the side
walk In front of his new building, 14th
street just above Pennsylvania avenue, and
to construct a five-foot area next to the
The engineer department protested against
the amendments to the regulations, but was
overruled by the civil Commissioners. The
new building regulations provided that boil
ers should not be placed under sidewalks.
The Commissioners have now amended this,
however, to allow boilers under the side
walk when they are used for heating pur
poses only and raise no more than ten
pounds of steam.
The regulations also did not allow areas
on sidewalks of certain dimensions. This
provision precluded the possibility of grant
ing the request of Mr. Willard for a five
foot area. He claimed the right to such aii
area, however, on the ground that the Eb
bltt House had one.
Was One of Best Known Homeopathic
Physicians in Washington.
Dr. G. W. Pope, one of the best known
physicians of the homeopathic school In
Washington, died at his residence, 1334 Cor
coran street, at 7 o'clock this morning. Dr.
Pope was seventy-two years old, his life
being eventful in literary circles as well as
in the practice of his profession. For many
years he resided on 14th jstreet betweeen L
and M streets, and enjoyed one of the
largest medical practices at one time in the
Funeral services will be held at St. Paul's
Catholic Church. 15th and V streets north
west, Wednesday, July 28, at 11 o'clock
a.m. The Interment will be private.
Department of Justice Disinclined to
Accede to Bequest.
The army canteen question has been re
vived In a manner that may arouse aoVio
differences of opinion between the Secretary
of War and the officials of the Department
of Justice. Lieut. Maaklin of the United
8tates army was the plaintiff In a case be
fore Judge Holt In the Porto Riean court,
which wm brought to establish the conten
tion that beer imported from the United
Struts for-purposes of the army canteen In
Porto Rico should be admitted free of duty.
The amount involved was $1,235. Judge
Holt held that it would have to be paid.
From this decision it is the desire of Secre
tary Root to take an appeal to the United
States Supreme Court. He has asked the
Department of Justice to docket the case,
but it is unlikely that his request will be
complied wish. Officials of the Department
of Justice say that this step should not be
taken for two reasons. In the first place,
since Judge Holt handed down his opinion
the army canteen has been abolished by the
action of Congress, and It would only be a
moot case which they could bring before
the highest court of the land. In the sec
ond place, the court in which the case whs
tried is the successor of the provisional
Porto Ricap courts established under mili
tary rule, and the act establishing these
provisional courts provided that no appeal
shold be allowed to the United States Su
preme Court In cases Involving less than
This is the first case coming from a Porto
Rlcan court in which an attempt has been
made to get a later decision from the United
States Supremo Court.
Secretary Boot and His Companions
on the Leesburg Trip.
Secretary Root, Adjutant General Cor
bin. General Wood and Colonel Randolph
were at their desks today, but each was
plainly much the worse for his eighty-mile
drive to the District National Guard camp
at Leesburg and Hack yesterday. The
party had a rough experience and suffered
successively from the heat, the dust, the
rail and the mud. The trip was made in a
light army wagon drawn by four mules In
three relays and occupied most of the time
from 7 o'clock In the morning until mid
night. They were caught In frequent
showers on the return trip and received a
thorough soaking, notwithstanding their
hardships they had a good time and re
turned to the city In the best of spirits.
Today, however, all looked sunburned and
showed evident fatigue.
Strike at Bust Hall, North Capitol and
M Streets.
About fourteen men went out on strike
this morning at the building known as Rust
Hall. North Capitol and M streets. They
comprise the electricians, lathers andsteam
fltters, and their grievance, as expressed by
them. Is that non-union carpenters are be
ing employed on the structure.
A. J. Ferguson, who has the contract for
the lathing work on the building, said this
afternoon to a Star reporter that his men
had quit during his absence, and If he had
been on the scene he would have prevailed
upon them to stay at work.
Under the rules of his council, he said,
such a matter Is reported to the executive
committee, the work proceeding as usual
during the pendency of the question, if
It Is dcclded by this body that a condition
inimical to their interests exists, the men
are ordered to stop work. Such was not the
case in this instance, he said, the order
coming to his men to go out without his
being notified in the matter at all.
Mr. Ferguson said some of the carpenters
employed by the contractors were not up
to the standard. In his estimation, and that
some of them did not belong to the union.
He expressed the Idea that the difficulty
would be patched up within a couple of
days, as all of the carpenters had been laid
off by the contractors this morning, and
that probably only union men would be em
ployeik In the future.
Mr. William J. Palmer, the architect for
Rust Hall, declined to discuss the matter.
He said that all he knew in regard to the
situation was that Mr. Lynch, the contrac
tor. had been working his men union hours
and had been paying them union wages,
and that he did not care to go Into the mat
ter further.
Building Permits Issued.
Building permits were issued today as fol
A. L. Smith, frame dwelling. Ringer road
near Hamilton road. Garfield; cost, $2,000.
H. C. Altroff. repairs 620 O street north
west; cost. $1,900.
Frederick Steetz, brick addition and re
pairs, 1250 9th street northwest; cost $000.
Struck With Iron Bar.
Jesse Sullivan, fifty-four years old. whose
home Is at 1410 D street northwest, was
taken to Freedmen's Hospital by the eighth
precinct police this morning because of an
Injury to his head. The injury was In
flicted with an Iron bar by S. 8. Daish, so
the police report. The affair occurred at
Dalsh's mill, where Sullivan was employed
as engineer. Sullivan was able to go home
after his injury was dressed.
Mr. Herbert Bemoved to Afton, Va.
Mr. Hilary A. Herbert, former Secretary
of the Navy, who has been suffering from
an attack of typhoid fever, was removed
Saturday to Afton. Va., where It is hoped
conditions will be more favorable for his
rapid recovery.
Fell From His Wagon.
John Elkln, colored, thirty years of age.
residing at 2012 Q street northwest, a driver
for Llttlefield & Alvord, fell today from his
wagon at the entrance to the Zoological
Park and was seriously injured about the
head. He was taken to the Emergency
Hospital In an ambulance.
Coming Trial of the Arkansas.
It Is announced at the Navy Department
that the official trial of the monitor Ar
kansas, built at Newport News, will take
place on August 6. The contract speed of
the Arkansas is twelve knots.
Washington Stock Exchange.
Sales?Regular eall, 12 o'clock noon?Chesapeake
and Potomac telephone, 20 at 52. 10 at S2, 5 ut 53.
8 at 52. Mergrathaler Linotype. 10 at 185 Ameri
can Orapbophone Com., 100 at 8. After call
Mergeutlutlcr Llaotyve. 10 at 185, 7 at 185, 10 at
185, 10 at 184%, 10 at 184%.
Railroad Bonds?Capital Traction 4a, 107% bid.
168% asked. Metropolitan 5?, 120 bid. Metropoli
tan Cert. Indebt. 5s, A, 106% bid. Metropolitan
Cert. Indebt. 6s, B. 10tf% bid; Columbia da, 122
bid, 125 asked. Columbia 5a, 107 bid. The Wash
ington Railway and Electric Co. 4s, 82 bid, 85
Miscellaneous Bonds -Washington (las Co. 6a. se
ries A, 110 bid. Washington Gas Co. O, series B.
110 bid. U. H. Electric Light Deb. Imp. fls. 106
bid. V. 8. Electric LlgbtCert. Ind. 6s, 106 bid.
Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone 5s, 104 bid,
107 asked. American Security and Trust 4a, 100
bid. Washington Market Co. lat 6a. 106% bid.
Masonic Hall Association 5a, 104 bid, 107 asked.
Safe Deposit and Trust Stocks?National Safe De
Clt and Trust, 170 bid, 175 aaked. Waablngton
n and Trust, 200 bid. 225 asked. American Se
curity and Trust. 219 bid, 222 asked. Washington
Safe Deposit. 55 bid. Union Trust and Storage,
105% bid, 107Hi asked. Waablngton Barings Bank,
100 bid, 110 asked.
Railroad Stocks?Capital Traction Co., 123% bid,
124% asked. The Washington Railway and Elec
tric Railway Co. Pref., 44 bid. The Washington
Railway and Electric Co. Com., 18 bid.
National Bcnk Stoeka?Bank of Washington. 875
bid, 4i? asked. Metropolitan, 725 bid. Tin asked.
Central, 287 bid. Farmers and Mechanics'. 201
bid. Second, 175 bid. Citizens', 180 bid. Colum
bia. 190 bid. Capital. 150 bid. West End. 183
bid, 140 asked. Traders'. 185 bid, 160 asked. Lin
coln. 120 bid, 185 asked. Rlggs. 725 bid, 785
Insurance Stocks?Firemen's. 25 bid, 80 asked.
Franklin, 50 bid. Metropolitan, 75 bid, 90 asked.
Corcoran, 72 bid. Potomac, 62 bid, 70 asked. Ar
lington, 29 bid, 80 asked. German American, 265
bid! National Union, 7% bid. 9 asked. Columbia.
10% bid, 12 aaked. Rlggs, 7% bid. People's, 0
bid, 7 asked. Commercial, 5 bid. Colonial. 80 bid.
Title Insurance Stocks?Real Estate Title, 90 bid,
95 aaked. Columbia Title, 4% bid, 5% aaked.
Waablngton Title. 3 bid, 8% asked.
Telephone and Grapbopbone Stocks Chesapeake
and Potomic Telephone, 50 bid. 56 aaked. Ameri
can Graphopbone Com., S bid. 8% aaked. American
Graphopnone Pref.. 7% bid, 8 asked.
Gas Stocks?Washington Gas. *70 bid, 78 aaked.
Georgetown Gaa, 72 bid.
Type Machine Stocks?Mergenthaler Linotype,
184% bid. 185% asked. Lanston Monotype, 11%
bid, 12% aaked!
Miscellaneous Stocks?Greene Coo. Copper Co..
26% bid, 27>4 aaked. Washington Market, 16 bid.
22 asked. Norfolk and Washington Steamboet. 180
?Ex. dividend.
Profit Taking Caused Some
Losses in Stocks.
Heavy Selling of Reading and Chesa
peake and Ohio?Industries
S|>eclal Dispatch to The Erenlng Star.
NEW YOKK. July -1.?The course of
prices In today's stock market reflect#*!
considerable irregularity as the result of
extensive realising during the forenoon.
London prices came lower for all the lead
ing issues, and some mixed selling was
credited to that center. Commission houses
had a fair volume of business, hut wire
connections to the south were badly Inter
rupted. as the result of local storms yes
The selling during the first hour gave the
market a reactionary appearance, but thi
sales were well taken In almost every in
stance. The soft coal shares sold down
easily and looked heavy under the pressure
of realizing sales, but. considering the ex
tent of last week's advance, especially in
the case of Chtaapeake and Ohio, today's
setback was entirely natural Pennsylva
nia and New York Central yielded moder
ately. but later In the day were well
Heading sold off somewhat from its re
cent best, and there was little effort ma.le
to force It up. The stories of a contest for
the control of this property as the result
of the friction, unduly exaggerated In cer
tain quarters, between the Goulds and th*
eastern trunk lines are not given much
thought In quarters familiar with the te
cent accumulation of these shares.
The demand for the low-priced shares,
particularly In the western group, was mod
erately good. Colorado Southern and Kan
sas City Southern were well bought by In
terests identified with railway development
in the west. Chicago terminal was m?l
erately active and rpmor has It that a
prominent hanking house has been receiv
ing nearly all of these shares recently
There has long been a general recognition
01 the value of this property because of its
terminal facilities in and ntar Chicago.
While any attempt is being made to force
the western and southwestern roads Into
the railroad territory around New York,
eastern managers can well afford an Invest
ment In a property which may be used to
keep the western roads in hot water nearer
their home field.
The community of ownership scheme In
volves expenditures of a charac ter not at.
first disclosed. The constant holding of
strategic positions demands the accumula
tion of properties which have little Intrin
sic value but possess the capacity for trou
blesome interference. It is reasonable to
expect, therefor, that many unknown prop
erties will come into promlnen<-e during tl.e
As the recent activity was tutsed ujmn the
favorable crop outlook It was entirely logi
cal to find today's new business going into
the stocks which first lead the advance, but
which were neglected after the entire mar
ket had swung Into line. Missouri Pacific
was advanced under a good buying. In
which the Inside pool was active. Atchison
moved up a full point under buying from
sources closely associated with the man
Good earnings and the hope of an 'n
creased (Mvidend on the common stock are
responsible for the new buying. Illln ?:?
Central was stronger than at any time in'
several days, "and a pool was credited wlui
the advance, although there was a good In
quiry from commission houses.
Southern railway and the Alton Issues
were neglected, although the Gates party
predict a further period of activity In them
The Industrial list was steady and th
Tractions were higher under a mixed de
mand. Final dealings were Irregular under
further profit-taking and a shifting of ac
counts. Money waa easy at 2% to 2\ per
Hew York Stock Market.
Furnished by W. B. Hibbs & Co.. bankers
?nd brokers, 1411) F St., members New York
stock exchange, Washington stock ex
change and Chicago board of trade.
Open. High. !/?*. Close.
Amalgamated Copper_ C.">? 6.~>%" <'-4% 64%
Am. Car A Foundry 32% 32s, 82% 82%
Am.Car 4 Foundry, pM 92 ,92 91*4 vl%
American Smelting.... * - - .
American sugai 129** liaH* 129 119',
Anaconda- _ 103 lOi 10! 10.;
Atchiaon.Ton *& Fe-_ HP5, 91 *9 Wf,
Atch.,Top. <t S. Fe, pfd_ 101N 102=; 101% 10-";
Baltimore AOtilo HO6* 112% 110% 111',
Baltimore a Ohio. pld_. - ... .
Brooklyn KaD. Transit. 72% 7'-"% 70', 70',
Canadian Pacific. ? 1?S UJ% 136.% 13*. .
Central of Xew Jersey? - .? ? -
Chesapeake* Ohio W% 64 66
Chicago a Alton 44 44', 4S1, 44',
Chicago a Alton pfd 77% 77% 77% 77 '
t blcago ureal W estern 81% 31% 31% 31',
Chicago, Mil. a 8t Paul 182% is.", 181% 1*2%
Chicago, Rock 1 a P. 180., 180% 180% 1?0',
Colorado Fuel and Iron. 97 9* 96% 97',
Consolidated Oai ?2?% 226% 0*li 224%
Delaware and Hudson... lso lso 179 179%
Erie romrnon 8->% 38% 88% us1,
Erie l?tpta_ 69-, 70 69 ^ 70
Erie, 2d pfd
ueneral Electric... 190'* 190% I** 1**
Illinois Central. 166 166 16ft 16V,
* Louisville ?N'aahvllie. 140 140', 140 14U
Manhattan F.ievatel _ 136 137^ 136 136%
Metropolitan at. Ky 160% 151% 'M% IWi
Mo , K. and T . ptd 61', 61", 61 61',
Mtaaonn 1'aclflc 114 116% 113", 114%
New Vork OnlraL 162',; 163 161% 161%
h\ V.. Ontario a W est.... .'.4% J4'4 34 34
Norfolk and Western... 62 62 60% 61
Pacific Man .Steamship. - - -
Pennsylvania K R.,.._. 160', 161% IU?", 1?>
People'* Uas of Chicasro I0> 10."% lo4', 101%
Pressed Steel Car. 47'-, 48', 47% 48
Heading 67% 67", 67 67
Heading, 1st pld.._ 80% e6', 86% 861/
Ktading.2d ptd... 72% 72% 72% 7.%
Hepuonc Steel A iron.. 18% 18% 18% 18%
Hubber Goods
sit. J < anas rrancisco. 71 71% 71 71%
M L and d 1-ran,2d pfd 7? T.V% 75% 7.r%
?t. Louis Southwestern. 36% 86 , 36% 36%
S:. Louis ?. W'? ptd 70'. 70'; 701; 70%
Southern Pacific ? *'? (is7, 67", 6"%
(Southern Haimar 39% 39% 18% Mt%
southern Hallway, pfd. J7S 97% 97', 97%
'lenu toalauo iron 66% 66% 6ft'% 6V,
'lexas Paeinc. - 46% 4.V; 43% 46
llnlon Pacific. 30?% 106% U>7% 107%
Union Pacific pld 92% W->, 92 92%
t.a. Leather 13% 13',, 13% 13%
U.K Learner pfd __ 85 Ho 86 86
I'. S. Ituhber.. - ? -?.
U. 8. Steel 40% 41 40% 40'f
U.8. Steel, pld_ 90% 91*% 90'i 90',
Habaah 81% 81s, 31 81
V>abash, pld 46% 47^ 46% 46%
Western Union W', h?"i 88 8>>',
Wisconsin central 28S? 28% 27% 27 ,
Amer Locomotive 88 US;, 83 83%
A mar. Locomotive prd. 93% 93 , 93% 93 ,
Corn Products ? -? ?
Corn Products, pfd?_
Mexican Central. 30 i M't 80 30 ?
Mexican National - ? ? -
Kansas City Houthern... IBX 86% fc'4 *6%
*lfix. dir..
Baltimore Markets.
BALTIMORE, Jul* 21.?Flonr dull; winter miner.,
; extra. $8.00?8S.?; ele.r, $3J8a?8.??: strslgtit.
^8.66a 83.70; patent. g.80aJS.96; spring elesr.
IVTIJ/tS, 4U.SOT ???"1?" ? '? " "1 _
rels. Wheat sssler; spot, T0\s7OV; July, 7?P-.a
T?1k; August. 76\s76; September, 76 ssked: steam
er No. Z red 73%a73rtfc; recei|>ts, 147.614 biudH-l",
S3.16a83.V; staalglit, ?3.e0a?8.8o; psient 83 8.-.*
84.10; jyeeipts. 16.4*JI b?rr?U_; ex^orti^ 104 ^bsr
rels. 1 * ? -l? *
exports, 16,000 bushels; sontheni by sample, 7oh
TTVb; aouthern on grade. 74a77. Corn, no market;
receipts, 12,406 buabela; exports. Done; soathern
white eorn, 71s72; southern yellow corn. TO,71
Oats str-'mg slid higher; No. 2 white, 00; No. 2
mixed, &4>?a66; rerelpta, 1.688 bushels; expori".
uone. Rye firm; No. 2. 61; No. 2 western. 6S: re
ceipts, TO6 bushels; exports, none. Hsy Arm; No.
1 timothy, 81T; No. 1 clorer mixed. 8l8.bos844.IW.
Orsln frelgl.ts quiet; stesm to Llrerpo.?l, per bush
el, 1VI. July; Cork for orders, per quarter. 2%?3
August. Butter Arm. uwbsnged; fancy Imitation,
lttaSO; fancy ireamery, fancy ladle, lHa
19; fancy roil. 17al?; good roll, 16al7; store pack
ed. ltlala. Esss firm, unchanged; 17al7V?. Cheese
firm, unchan^^; large, loslO^; medium, loUfS
10Va; small, lo^aioii. 8agar firm, unchanged;
fine granulated. 4.7m.
Government Bonds.
Bid Asked.
2 per centa, registered 107% 108
t per cents, coupon JOTTi iwt
8 per cents, registered, 1MOX 1H28 ... lo6\ 100>4
8 per cents, colipos. lj?08 10p< 106% 107U
4 per cents, regtster.*!. 190T 10B* lOMj
4 per cents, !22?
4 per cants, registered. 19?.
4 per cants, eoipoe 1928
4 per cents, eo-ipor. 1931 l?Jj 184%
8 per cents, registered. 1904 108$ 104V
8 per cents, coupon. 1904 103% 104%
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