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No. 15,547. WASHINGTON, D. C., WEDNESDAY, EdCIBER 24, 1902-TWELVE PAGES. TWO CENTS.
?HN vmmSTAL. offi+Im rww nRSUNDAT. Mf. esO N la kmti md lrasnis A.er. n. M U . iaX. p o....y. S. I. EfITANN, P1i1t, 1gw Tab of.: 2ame 2il2g. O>MiNg 0dmS: Trism EBWg The 1vening star is served to subscribers in the city by carriers, on their own accoun at 10 ceats per wee or 44 cents month athe .roe0nsda-potage prepaid-SOcents per month. Saturday Sts 32 a $1 per year; with foP. tthe 'P t oe at Waingtas. D. .. as second-claws mail smatter.) aa mall macripttas maat be paid in advane Rats. et advertising mad known on applicatiot REBELS GAIN COURAGE Take Advantage of President Castro's Dilemma. WILL ATTACK CARACAS GEmaNY AN=IOUS FOR BOOSE VELT TO BE ARBITEE. Formal Announcement of the Blockade of Porto Cabello and Maracaibo by Germans. WILLEMSTAD, Island of Curacoa, De cember 23 (by boat from La Guaira).-The revolutionists, strengthened by the impos sibility of the government's suppressing the smuggling of arms and ammunition into the country, and by the fact that it has no longer any fleet at its disposal, have made answer to President Castro's proposition that they turn against the foreigners who have attacked Venezuela, by referring him to Gen. Matos, their only chief capable of dealing irith the matter. The rebels have regained courage. The government, which signed with them an armistice of ten days, which ends tomor row, has 3,600 men at Barquisimeto and 2,500 near Caracas, but all others who had enrolled themselves to fight against the for eigners have retired. To Attack Caracas. The revolutionists have planned a march on Caracas by three roads. Ramos Antonio Guevara, Urbaneta and Penalosa, with 2,500 men, will march via Guatire; Antonio Fer nandes, Oslo and Crespo Torres, with 2,600 more, have left Camanagua, -and General Rolando, with 2,500 troops, will go from Alta Gracia. Ammunition is expected to arrive every day near Tucacus. The situation for President Castro is con sidered again perilous; attacked by for eigners and his own countrymen, he can with difficulty resist the shocks, as the government's resources have vanished. The president's departure for La Victoria is for the purpose of trying to check the near ad vance to the capital of the revolutionists. General Matos will leave Curacoa shortly. Blockade of Porto Cabello. BERLIN, December 24.-Commodore Sche den reports that the German blockade of Porto Cabello began December 23 and that the blockade of Maracaibo by the Germans commenced today. Germany is anxious to receive President Roosevelt's acceptance of the formal invi tation from Germany and Great Britain to act as arbitrator in the Venezuelan contro versy. The German government's preference is very decidedly In favor of arbitration through President Roosevelt rather than through The Hague tribunal, because it be lieves the President will reach an early decision, whereas The Hague court would require many months. The officials here also insist that it is to the United States' advantage to have the President decide the matter. The German steamer Siberia, which sailed from Hamburg for Venezuela yesterday, carried an expert In international law, who will act as counsel for Commodore Scbeder In tecmlcal legal questions arising during the blockade. Italy Anxious for Arbitration. ROM!, December 24.-Italy's reply to the arbitration proposal of Venezuela, through Ninister Bowen and the government of the United States, among other things, says Italy would be pleased If the question was gttled by the arbitration of President Itoosevelt, and adds that If he does not ao eetItaly will have no objection to submit tigthe solution to The Hague tribunal. FOR1MfALT PROPOS ATS A RRTVE, The President Has Not Finally Decided Upon His Course. The proposals of Great Britain and Ger mnany that President Roosevelt arbitrate the Venezuelan dispute have reached Wgah ington. They are In 'such form that the President can accept or reject athe proposi tion outrlht. So far, the messages having been received .today while the President was absent from the White House, he ha. bad no opportunity to consider them, and until he does so his decision cannot be known. For the same reason nothing can te gathered here as to the details of the proposals, and although great interest is felt as to the extent of the limitations which the allies will ask to be placed on the arbitration, curiosity on that point must remain unsatisfied until the President has finally made up his mind what he shall do. It Is known that he is disposed to act with all speed in this matter, for he realizes tihat the conditions on the blockade line are such that almost any moment an unpleasant In cident may occur through the obstinacy of some skipper or from a genuine misunder standing as to the terms of the blockade that may excite the American people and diminish the chance of a peaceful settle ment of the Venezuelan troubles. No Word Prom DiehL. The Navy Department up to a late hour this afternoon had received no word from Commander Diehi of the gunboat Marietta concerning his reported protest against the action of the blockading squadron In refus lng to allow the Red D liner Carneas to re main in the harbor yesterday long enough to discharge her cargo. No request for In structions has come, from him. The ofi cials of the department take the matter qany. Tlhey have entire confidence in Cmmander DiehI's ability to handle the situation, and unless they hear somethning from him In the shape of a protest against the action of the allies they will make no move. As a rule it is agreed that a blockading fleet can do pretty much as It likes. It is Intimated as a possible reason for the po sition taken by the allies in declining to allow the Caracas to remain in the har bor at night that In the dark it would be difficult to exercise surveillance of what was being taken out of her hold and what was being taken on board. For the same reason the alies, may have decided that she should not return to the harbor today, but should take on her passengers outside. POUND FXTAIIN0' APT. Dr. Palconer Will Soon Retuirn to the Dr. Bolivar L. Palconer, formerly an as sistant examiner in the civil service bureau in this city and at present the chief exam in.. et the civil service board of the Phil ippines, will leave this city today for Usa Francisco, whence be wRi ail fbr Ma nila within a day or two after his arrival. Dr. Falconer has been-in the United States about two months on leave of absence, and returns to the Philippines to inak- the Is land. his permanent home. '1 have found the Philippines very agree able and the climate suits me first rate,'' id Dr. Falconer to a Star reporter to day. "I have found that the natives of the islands takq well to the clvil service examinations. We give them the questions In Spanish and have had some excellent medin It has been our ezperieace that the Filipinos take kindly to the civil serv ice work, and we expect tit the clerical force of the island will be ma int ained at as high a standard as that in the United States." Dr. Falconer was for six. years an assist ant examiner in the civil service commis sion here. He had charge of the prepara tion of the questions for the examination. In the Philippines the civil service is gov erned by what is known as a civil service board, which corresponds to the commis sion in this country. The board is sub ordinate to that of this country, however, and most of its members were sent rem here. The corps of examiners is not so very large at present, but i- competent for the needs of the islands in every way. Dr. Falconer is the head of the corps of ex aminers, and it is said here that to him is due the credit for the formulation of the plan of examination in the islands. Dr. Falconer brought to this country with him as presents to Messrs. Serven and Wales, chief examiner and assistant, re spectively of the commission here, two magnificent specimens of the skill of the Filipinos in hat making. The hats are constructed on the same plan as a Panama, but are much softer. They are seamless and seem to have been made from a fiber that resembles in some respects the fiber from which the Panama hat is made. The hats are as soft as a piece of silk, and though very large and broad of brim, can be rolled into a ball no larger than a base ball. Mr. Serven and Mr. Wales also re ceived from Japan two matting rugs, such as are used as hangings in the gentlemen's houses of Japan. SECRETARY WILSON REPLIES. Wires Reassurance to Gov. Odell of New York. Secretary Wilson received the following telegram from Governor Odell of New York yesterday afternoon: "Understand this morning that quaran tine on Connecticut has been raised. How do you propose to protect New York state against transfers from other New England states which come through Connecticut? We want to act in harmony with you, but we will be obliged to quarantine every thing coming into this state unless we are absolutely assured of protection by federal government." Secretary Wilson wired the following re ply: "There is no disease in Connecticut. Fed eral quarantine remains on Vermont, Mas sachusetts, Rhode Island. State of Con necticut has also rigid quarantine against Massachusetts and Rhode Island. I do not think removal of quarantine from Con necticut increases danger to your state. Shall dp everything possible tc confine dis ease. Work of killing affected herds well advanced." Dr. Salmon, the chief of the bureau of animal industry, who has been personally superintending the fight against the epi demic, reached here yesterday. He will return to New England next Friday. He said that the total number of cattle slaugh tered on account of the disease in New England is about 1,000, of which 701 were destroyed in Massachusetts, where most of the cases have been found. He said he believed the danger of spread of the dis ease would be passed in another week. TRADE WITH DEPENDENCIES. Growing Market in Non-Contiguous Territory of the United States. The non-contiguous territory of the United States is supplying a large and growing market to the producers and man ufacturers of the United States. The Octo ber statement of the treasury bureau of statistics shows that the 'shipments of mer chandise from the United States to Porto Rico in the ten months ending with Octo ber, 1902, amounted to practically $10,000, 000-a million dollars a month-against six and three quarter millions in the corresponding months of last year. To the Philippines the shipments in the ten months ending with October were over $4,000,000, against a little over $3,000,000 in the corresponding months of last year and two and three-quarters in the same months of 1900. The collection of statistics of ship ments to the Hawaiian Islands was re sumed only with the month of June, and the figures therefore do not cover the ten months' period as is the case in the com merce with Porto Rico and the Philippines: but the annual shipments from the United States to the Hawaiian Islands are esti mated at about $20,000,000 per annum. To Alaska the record of shipments was begun with June, and amounted during the four months ending with October to nearly $3,000,000. The figures at hand for these four non-contiguous territories-Porto Rico, Hawaii. the Philippines and Alaska-indi cate that they will furnish during the year about to end a market for about $40,000,000 worth of the products of the United States, chiefly agricultural and manufactured prod ucts. On the import side the report of the bu reau of statistics indicates that these is land territories are also contributing large ly to the growing demand of the United States for tropical products. In the ten months ending with October, the ship ments from Hawaii to the United States amounted in round terms to $21,000,000, and those from Porto Rico to the United States to nearly $9,000,000, against six and one-half millions in the corresponding months of last year; while from the Phil ippines the receipts were over $7,000,000 and from Alaska over $8,000,000 in the four months ending with October. These fig ures indIcate that the annual contribution of tropical products by the tropical terri tory under the control of the United States will amount In the present year to about $4,000,000, and that the receipts of mer chandise from Alaska will amount to $15, 000,000, making the total receipts of mer enandise from the non-contiguous territory nearly or quite $00,000,000 In value, and the shipments from the United States to that territory $40,000,000. OPPORTUITY 703 CAPITAL. ids Invited for Electric Railway and Lighting Plant in Mania. The chief of the bureau of insular affairs of the War Department has just received by the last mail from Manila the text of the enactment of the Philippine commission providing for the granting of a franchise to construct an electric street railway on the streets of Manila and Its suburbs, and a franchise to construct, maintain and operate an electric light, heat and power system in the city of Manila and Its suburbs, after competitive bidding. The present street car system In Manila is entirely inadequate; the cars are small apd drawn by the native Filipino ponies. The toute of the proposed system, ad fixed by the Philippine commission, is thirty-five miles long, and is so arranged as to furnish a satisfactory system of trans portatiotn from any part of the city to any other part, and, without passing through any territory which would not regularly contribute its quota of passengers, takes in two race courses and the base ball park. The Interest of the population, both Amer ican, European and native, in horse racing, due to the fact that many forms of recrea tion resorted to by- residents of the United tates Is Imprecticable, is such that meets are held during one or two days of each week praotically all tihe year round except during a abort peried at the height of the reay meason. This tramei In itself, It Is believed, would contribute much to the revenues of the street railwar system. Col. Edwards states that there is at pres-. ent an electric light company in Manila" which furnishes street -arc .lamps and In candescent lamps to the city of Manila, and a limited number of incandescent lights and power for the propulsion of electric fans to private individuals. The points of competition for bidding are the duration of the franchise, not to ex street railway, not to exceed 7% cents gold for first-class passengers and 5 cents gold for second-class passengers, and the com pensation to be paid the city of Manila fol' the franchise, not less than 1% pEr cent of the gross earnings. Construction must be gin within six months after awarding the bid and be completed twenty months there after. The bureau of insular affairs is now in a position to furnish the full text of the en actment of the Philippine commission to in tending bidders. A map showing the pro posed route of the street railway may also be consulted in that office. The bids are to be filed in Manila before the 5th day of March, 190, on which daft they are to be opened. MISS BIGGAR ACQUITTED. Dr. Hendricks and Stanton Pound Guilty of Conspiracy. FREEHOLD. N. J., December 24.-The -jury in the Biggar trial brought in a ver dict this afterndon acquitting Miss Biggar and finding Dr. Hendricks and Stanton guilty of conspiracy. PRINCESS UNDER SUVRILLANCE King of Saxony Has His Daughter-in Law Shadowed. BERLIN, December 24.-The Lokal An sieger today prints a dispatch from Dresden saying that King George of Saxony sent several of the highest police officials to Geneva to observe and report on the actions of the fugitive Crown Princess Louise. One. official returned yesterday by way of Vien na. The others will remain at Geneva. A divorce of the crown prince and crown princess is regarded as impossible during the lifetime of King George, who entertains stringent religious scruples against divorce. The Protestant clergy, however, hope that Berlin will bring pressure to bear for a divorce. THE CABINET'S CHRISTMAS. Arrangements for Celebrating the Fes tal Day. The Secretary of State and Mrs. Hay will spend Christmas day at their beautiful home. at the corner of 16th and H streets. They will have with them their daughter, Mrs. James Wadsworth, Jr., a bride of last autumn, and their youngest son, Clarence, who is home from college for the holidays, also their son-in-law, Mr. James Wads worth, Jr. Secretary Moody, the only bachelor mem ber of the cabinet, will spend Christmas with friends in New. York city and wil probably return to this city Friday or Sat urday. Secretary Root left here this afternoon for New York city for the purpose of spending the holiday with Mrs. Root and Miss Edith Root. The family is in mourn ing on account of the recent death of Mrs. Root's father. Secretary Hitchcock will celebrate the holiday quietly at his home in this city. The work of the Interior'Department has been very heavy during the past few weeks, and Secretary Hitchcock does not feel that he can spare time to go to St. Louis for Christmas. The Secretary of Agriculture intends to have a pleasant Christmas at home with his children. Postmaster General Payne did not take a holiday this year, either, but will remain in the city throughout the week. He was at his desk today until late in the after noon, and may come down for a few hours tomorrow. Secretary Shaw will spend the day at his home, 1750 Massachusetts avenue. He wi!l entertain a few friends from his home state. Attorney General Knox will spend the day with his family. CHIEF CLERK IRRT. A N'S SURPRISE. Showed His Appreciation of the Effi ciency of His Force. The clerks in the office of the chief clerk of the patent office were treated to a little surprise this afternoon by Mr. Irelan, the chief clerk. Mr. Irelan believes he has the most efficient force of clerks in his office that Is to be found in the Interior Depart ment, and he thought this afternoon that the best way to show his appreciation of their work during the past year was to give them a slight reminder of Christmas. To carry out this idea he closed his private office to every ond but his messenger yes terday morning and decorated the mantel piece with stockings or paper imitations thereof. Above each stocking was a bas ket and in the basket Mr. Irelan placed a little reminder of Christmas in the shape of a bouquet of appropriate design. Oranges and gifts of various kinds that bore some token peculiar to 'the clerk to whom they were given, were also placed in the basket. Mr. Irelan participated in the surprise that came when he Invited his office force to the private office, for while he was out two of the young women in his room had bribed the messenger to allow them to en ter and had hung up a stocking for their chief, which contained, among other things, a candy cane, .a doll and the usual supply of fruit, nuts and candy. A flashlight picture was made of the stockings and the clerks grouped about them and will be preserved as a memento of the occasion by those most deeply inter ested. Besides Mr. Irelan, Misses Sim mons, Simms, Terry, Lawson, Shuster, Fellows, Perry and Bailey and Messrs. Pope, Nixon and Barker participated in the merry-mnaking that followed the find ing of the stockings. No Lottery in Costa Rica. Having been informed by the consul of Costa Rica in New Orleans, La., that a lottery, under the name of "Loteria de la Beneficencia Publica of Carrillo, Costa Rica," has been advertised by means of circular.r as being established there, the Costa Rican lega.tion deems it proper to state that no such lottery exists in any part of that country. Instructions have been given to the consuls of Costa Rica in the United States to bring this matter to the attention of the proper authorities and to properly warn the public. Mmne. Ealenza Released. BUENOS AYRES, December 24.-Mme. Balensa, who was arrested on her arrival here yesterday frota Franc~e, was released from custody today. Mine. Balensa was maid to be an intimate friend of Romain d'Aurignac, who, with other members of the Humbert family, was arrested at Madrid December 20 in connee tion with the famous Paris safe frauds. Extreme Cold at Dawson. VANCOUVER, B. C., December 24 Crown Prosecutor W. T. Congdon, who has just arrived from Dawson, says the ther mometer there had reachd h8 degrees be low sero, but there had*been very little snow fail. In spite of this extreme cold the Yukon river opposite Dawson and for a short distance up the river wps still open. Pope Leo is Not Il ROME. December 24.-There is absolutely no foundation for the report that the. pope Is ill. The pontif is in good health and ex aellent spirits. He did not retire unen 15 o'clock last night, rose at 7 this masming, celebrated mam- in his privat,eha==a and proposes to celebrate -a Christmas evemss at midnight. boseph L, M*einey Dead. NEW YORK, Decmber 24.-,Toseph L. McBirney, treasurer of the National Lead namgan, died toan or neumaa A PO88IRTL: 0ONFLIOT LEGATION O,TEIALS CHARGED WITH CON'ENZ' OP COUET. Mrs. Sparrawk 1s *r Npbew Was Kidnapped ant bipped Out of the Oslltry. Se.UState Depaglttenis considering a singular case involving On- of the South American legations here in a possible con flict with the United StItes courts, as rep resented by the Supremsi Court of the Dis trict of Columbia. Today Mrs. Helen G. Sparhawk, the author if the compilation of 'national music, which Is now used by the United States army and navy, called at the State Department to seek its aid in recovering her ten-year-old nephew, Jo seph Preston Ames, who, aceording to her story, which recently appeared in The Star, was practically kidnaped, while tech nically in the custody of the District Su preme Court and sent ooat of 'the country. It is Mrs. Sparhawk', claim that some of the legation oflic!als here were party to the carrying away of the boy. He is now on the British steamer "Soldier Prince". en route to Buenos Ayres, and Mrs. Sparhawk wishes the State Department to cause the United States consul at the first port of call to take custody of the boy and ship him back to the United $tates. The Boy Shipped Away. As laid before the depa-tment, Mrs. Spar hawk's story is a very romantic one, and the dry details are simply that the boy was the son of Dr. Preston Ames, an American surgeon resident in Buenos Ayres, and a beautiful Uraguayan girl. The father died very suddenly in 1892 on board a steamer bound for the United States. The mother brought the dhild to Washington and died here December 6, and Mrs. Sparhawk, the sister of Dr. Ames, was duly appointed guardian for the boy by the District court. Before she could obtain possession of him, according to her allegation, some rela tives on his mother's side, with the assist ance of some of the attaches of a legation here, took the boy from Washington, where he had been stopping at 1701 21st street, about the 10th instant, and carried him to New York, where he was placed aboard the British steamer bound for Buenos Ayres. The State Departmettt will make a thor ough investigation of the ca* with a view especially to determining what part was taken by the legation oeials here. COKE COMPANY RATM WAGES. Increase of 8 Per Cent Given to Frick Employee. PITTSBURG, Pa., December 24.-Notices will be posted throughout the Connelleville coke regions today granting the 20,000 em ployes of the Frick Coke Company a vol untary advance i wages, averaging 8 per cent. The increase' will take effect January 1, and includes the miners, coke drawers, drivers, cagers and laborers. It means that the company will next yeag dispense in wages to its men $1.600,6W0more than it has this year, and that It will continue to pay the highest wages of atY concern in the United States employing this kind of labor. The Frick Coke Company is a subsidiary company of the United States Steel Corpo ration. STRIKERS RETURN TO WORK. Freight Handlers at New Orleans Fail to Get Advance. CHICAGO. December 24.-A special to the Chronicle from New Qrleans says: The strike of the Illinois 'Central railroad freight handlers was dgclared off last night and the men will go baek to work today on the old conditions. but without discrimina tion. They were receiving 16 cents an hour for a ten-hour day and 25 cents for all over time. They struck for 20 cpts an hour for a ten-hour day, 30 cents over ime and 40 cents an hour for Sundays and; holidays. In the contract signed the striltgrs agree not to bring up the question of wages for at least one year. COAL SUPPLY LIMITED. Reading Road Limits Employes to a Ton a Month. POTTSVILLE. Pa., December 24.-The Philadelphia and Reading Railway Com pany, in order to increage the supply of anthracite coal in the New. York and Phil adelphia markets, has issued orders that no family in this section be permitted to pur chase more than one ton of coal at a time. All employes of the company have been limited to one ton a month. The collieries which wer. flooded by the rains of last week are still idle, and in con sequence the anthraclte production has been considerably decreased. COLLISION ON pSNNSYLVANIA. Freight and Passeznger Trains Crash Together at Port Hill. PHILADELPHIA, -Oeember 24.-The passenger train which left Trenton at 6:80 o'clock today for Philadelphia. over the Pennsylvania railroad collided with a freight train at Fort Hil4, Pa. The rear car of the passenger train jumped the track and overturned, but rnone of the passengers wasn seriously injured - gineer Nutt an~d ireman. Graft were., injured, and were brought to a, hospital -ere. Lovers' Quarr94 $i tiragedy. CROOKSTON, Mrife ~Deember -24. George Bunrdahl, a )MoreW thirty-eight years of age, sst.adt t amd killed Caroline Moon, .bWbeuand then~sent two bullets inta bI'b~~n. He will die. A lovers' quastel Jdiced to .ae precipitated the tgej. Tire at Laur i,Pa. OORNING, N. *I., ~b91r24.-Law rencville, Tioga countyl le., ers visited by a disastrous fire. 4od~ 16 originated i Springs' milinery storehpein overturned lamp, and all the bul jere cne side of Main street were ,1fr4.leluding Wiftg & Bestwiek's large e * store. 'The Rustling block and op b o, the Darling block -and- five oe ,gwre burned The loss is amio'reh Disastrous Pfr-.at de'uirna, Kieh. CORUNNA. Miche, Dasmber 24. - Fike which broke out i a jwelry store in the business section, of tblt city early today destroyed' propert7estBEd at $40,000 bef ore it was extingnba .aong the buildings destroyed is the #.tpJirst Natlana? Bank stencture. 14ae h Membewasn adnlly boot ig sparrouwi&waw.e . t. For ey was a spo lteJhi H. borney of th At New e fA~ 'Wilt"" i~ ~ ~ - N, iiS /" ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ I itS i!II.a -.AZt THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS. THE THOMAS ARRIVES. WILL RESUME THEIR STATIONS. List of Military Passengers Erought Duties of Admirals Sumner and Crown Prom Manil inshield After the Maneuvers. Adjutant General Corbin has been noti- The Navy Department has decided that fled of the arrival of the transport Thomas at San Francisco from Manila, with the shall return to their former stations after following military passenger: Majors the close of the winter maneuvers in the "Chiubb, 17th Infantry; Cheever, 8th Caval- Caribbean. The assiUg"t, the ommand ry, and Chalmers, medical department. of a foreign station is usually for a period Capt. Workizer, 2d Infantry; King, 2d Cav alry; Nuttman, 9th Infantry; Whitworth, command of the South Atlantic station in 19th; Lyon, 25th; Tenney, McPherson, Ros-Crowninshield of ter, ursell, Cattermole, Codwell the European squadron in April The for Sanfor4, medical department. Lieutenants mers flagship is the Iowa, but that battle Lyman, Signal Corps; H. B. Clark, Artil- ship will be attached to the North Atlantic let Corps; Cullison, 2d Infantry; Prescott, squadron in pursuance of the plan to mass 7th Lenar, , 2h; arkr,20t; Eglih,the heavy fighting ships in the North At 7th; Leonard, 20th; Parker, 2th; nglis lantic hereafter. Admiral Sumner will re 5th Cavalry; Blanchard, Philippine Scout turn to his station in a cruiser. Admiral and Lyster medical department; fourteenCrwnsid,h ev,mahvebtr furloughed, 18 short term, sixty-six sick. Ck.wishflah haeentheyate ship Discharged soldiers, 800; general prisoners, Illinois While the department is consid t o twelve casuals; remains Major Wain klft, cavalry, and six enlisted men ering the advisability of detaching the Illi 4 app,cparted arys noie and assigning a cruiser for his use as a 2d Infantry as guard. fashpnde ____f7_ ti_n__ hd Quartermaster General Ludington was today informed that the transport Logan THE NEW WAR COLLEGE. left Nagasaki yesterday for San Francisco, with 1,007 discharged soldiers, seventy-four Committee Appointed to Arlan Cor casuals, 212 sick soldiers and eighteen in sane soldiers. ner-stone Laying Ceremony. Genera.ls Gillespie MnA Bliss an6 Major WILL SUCCEED WILDES. Greene of the Army War College board have been appointed a committee to ar Rear Admiral Phillip H. Cooper Select- range for appropriate ceremonies at the ed by Acting Secretary Darling. laying of the corner stone of the war cl Acting Secretary Darling of the Navy lege building In the grounds of Washington Department today ordered Rear Admiral backs. The stone will be laid with Phillip H. Cooper to the command of the Masonic ceremonies, and it is expected that southern division of the Asiatic station, to President Roosevelt, Secretary [toot and other prominent officials will participate. succeed Rear Admiral Frank Wildes, who No date has yet been set for the ceremony, was detached Monday on account of Illness. but It wiU undoubtedly take place early in Rear Admiral Cooper, who is now at Nar- January. ragansett, R. I., in charge of the naval de fense of the eastern coast, will leave for his The Siberian Butter Industry. new post of duty about January 5. His new To increase the export of Siberian butter command is considered a very desirable the Department of Agriculture of Russia one, as the time of Rear Admiral Evans, now in supreme command of the station, ex- has appropriated $30,000. In his report of pires in less than a- year, and when he re- the plan to the State Department, United turns to the United States Admiral Cooper States Consul Smith at Moscow says the will succeed him as commander-in-chief of amount will be used in increasing the the whole Asiatic fleet. number of instructors for creameries in western Siberia, in maintaining creamery ONLY THE GALVESTON THERE. schools in Kurgan and Omsk provinces, ONLY THEeducational courses in creamery economy. and one central and five examining labor Government Wdrk at Trigg Shipyards atoies, in the organization of creameries Will Not Suffer. in wcstern Siberia and for traveling ex Government work is not expected to suf fer on account of the receivership ordered o. hra o lsd for the Trigg Shipbuilding Company at Tebra fegaigadpitn Richmond. The cruiser Galveston is the only ship now building at that yard. 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AT THE WHITE HOUSE President Spent Little Time in His Office. TENNESSEE TROUBLE CHARGES MAY BE BROUGHT AGAINST WABM3W-AL AUSTIN. Some Christmas Pardons, One of Thenr a Washington Boy-Some of Today's Callers. If the Presid!nt had remained in his of fice today he would have had a number of visitors, but he is beginning to carry out his promises anid get out into the open air for some of the enjoyments of the Christ mas season. After seeing a few callers this morning he left his office and went to the residence portion of the White House. There he joined Mrs. Roosevelt and, accom panied by Gen. Leonard Wood, they set out for the suburbs in a carriage. In the sub urbs their horses were found waiting, and they took a long horseback ride, returning to the White House for a late luncheon. While the President was away a number of congressmen called. From now until after January 1 the President will spend only a short time each day in his office, and will have no regular office hours. Representative Hull of Iowa was one of the callers to see the President this morn ing. He was accompanied by J. Frank Blagburn, one of the prominent young col ored men of Des Moines, Iowa. Mr. Hull asked the President to give a position In the government service-preferably a con sulate-to $lagburta. Some Trouble in Tennessee. Representative Brownlow of Tennessee was likewise a caller who saw the Presi dent. He remained a few minutes. Down in the republican stronghold of Tennessee the Knoxville district-there is a bad mud dle of affairs, and charges are being made against Richard W. Austin, the United States marshal of the eastern district. Ei Representative John C. Houk and Jesse L. Rogers, who are in the city, have been rep resented as being here to file charges against Marshal Austin. but they state that they did not come to Washington for that purpose and intend to look after pri vate business, while here. Mr. Houk inti mates, however, that there is ground for charges against Mr. Austin if any one sees fit to press them with the Department of Justice. He will not do so, he says. The President's Gifts. By directi! n of the President, Henrf Pinckney, the White House steward, dis tributed fine turkeys today to messengers and attaches connected with the family work in the White House. Every married man received a turkey. The President had not received a Christ mas turkey for his own table up to noon, but it is customary for a number of turkeys to be sent to Washington for the Presi dent's Christmas dinner, and this Christmas will probably not prove an exception. To morrow will be celebrated in home-likb fashion by the President and his family. There will be a distribution of presents to the children and others. At dinner will be the family and a number of guests. The President will probably take a long horse back ride during the day. The executive office will not be open during the day. The interior of the White House was decorated today with green mementos of the season. Some Christmas Pardons. The President has denied thirteen appli cations for pardon, has granted restoratlon to citizenship in four cases and has granted pardons and commutations of sentences as follows: George Althans end John O'Donnell were convicted at Cleveland, Ohio, of damaging rural free delivery mail boxes, and were sentenced to three months in jail, of which they have served two months. They are pardoned on the recommendation of the district attorney and judge, who report that the offense was more In the nature of mischief than of real crime, and that they have been sufficiently punished. Britt Hardwick was convicted in the southern district of the Indian territory of larceny of a horse, and sentenced to impris onment for five years. The district attr ney and judge report that subsequent devel opments show that this ignorant Indian boy was made the tool of two other criminals who are now serving terms for the offense, On the recommendation of the attorney and judge he has been pardoned. John H. McWhirter was convicted in the eastern district of Arkansas of counter feiting, and has served all but six monthi of a five years' sentence. The district at torney and judge report that he was de tained in jail six months after sentence on account of an epidemic of smallpox, and for this reason his sentence has been com muted to expire January 1, IM(l. Cowan Large was convicted in the west ern district of Virginia of retailing liquor and sentenced to imprisonment for three months, of which he has served two. On the recommendation of the district attor ney and judge his sentence has been com muted to two months, for the reason tha,t he has become seriously ill, and further imprisonment will probably result in his death. Clay Tucker pleaded guilty in the eastern district of Texas to manslaughter, and was sentenced to imprisonment for four years. His sentence has been commuted to the ex tent of six months, to give him cedit for six months during which he was detained in jail on account of an epidemic of small pox. Jesse Snider was convicted in the western district of Arkansas of robbery and sen tenced to imprisonment for twenty years in the Detroit house of correction. The President has commuted his sentence to imprisonment for ten years. on the recoin mendation of the district attorney and judge, for the reason that the prisoner was a mere boy at the time of the.-offense, and was led tnto it by a gang of' older criminals. Pull Pardon to a District Boy. Thomas Creek was convicted in the Dis trict of Columbia of carnal knowledge of a female under sixteen years of age, and on March 19, 1900, was sentenced to impris onment for ten years in the West Virginia penitentiary. Newly discovered evidence has raised such a serious doubt of the guilt of this prisoner that the district attorney recommends a pardon. The Attorney Glen eral, after a careful examination of all the testimony in the case, is of the opinion that this boy was probably innocent, and recom mended a full pardon, which the President has granted. Charges Against an Atahamdmem. Senator Penrose of Pennsylvania has for warded to President Roosevet some evi dence bearing upon the charges made last winter against Ambassador Clayton, the representative of the United States in Meg lo,. The new evidence is in the form et aievits that Ambassador Clayton is the owner of certain specified shares in the German Mining Company, a Philalelphia. corporation doing a mining business in Meglee. The nehrs'es were received at the executve o^oe= but, as is the cass m'1t1 aM such matters, they were trasmittea a,t f the case, which attraeced cosiderale attention in ana eut ot casmrss lst win. Be, s otknIa