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No. 15,595. WASHINGTON, D. C., WEDNESDAY, F BUARY 18, 1903-SIXTEEN- PAGES. TWO eENTS.
THE VENING STAR. Em .uD DAILY, UXOEPT SUNDAY. a". EM. th sf a t ..edsa "I"o s,a The 1111ing 8tr NewIPpr 08sMy. L.L AU.1n7An. Phdal ow Tab onS: Trin .mali. obus offi: Tr liandbg 2bU emi.g Stat Is .nrred to sul.cribers In the city by carriere. an their own a at to caS Per week or 44 cents mont, at the comnter 2 cv.ta each. ry maH-anrywa In the SU.S arnada-potage prepaid-40 cents per uwth. eturday stard82 k $1 per year; with bo ei&M td& ;t thee '.t Olice at Washingla. D 0. as mecond-clas" mal matter.) EA maD' suboeriptiwm mot be paid b advalcr Sate. et advertsa md known en aleicatiar PERISHED FROM COLD Two Deaths in Chicago Ac credited to Blizzard. SUFFERERS ARE MANY STOR CONTINUES PIEBCEt TMAN EVER IN WYO1MG. Blspatches Prom All Parts of Country Record Distress Among the Poor and Destitute. CHICAGO, February 18.-With the tem perature at 7 degrees below, today's fore cast promises a reinforcement of the cold wave, which "precludes any moderation" of the weather and renders probable the break Ing of the local record for the season-10 below. Suffering from the cold today was aug mented by a biting wind. There is much distress among the destitute, notwithstand ing the best efforts of all charitable organ izations, although the scarcity of coal is less general than in the previous cold spell. In addition to one death reported yester day, the following are said to have died, di rectly or indirectly, from the effects of the cold. Fred Burgars, died in a saloon from heart disease aggravated by the cold. Charles Fredler, died on the way from a hospital, from exposure. Through trains continue fo arrive hours behind schedule, while suburban and trac tion lines operate with more or less irregu larity. NWew York and Philadelphia. NEW YORK, February 18.-The snow storm of yesterday gave way to clearing skies and cold winds, accompanied by fall Ing temperature. At 8 o'clock today the weather bureau thermometer stood at 6 de grees above zero, the lowest so far this winter. Dispatches today from various parts of the state report temperatures ranging from zero to 18 degrees below that point, the lat ter in the Adirondack region. The snowfall is the heaviest of the winter thus far at most points. PHILADELPHIA, February 18-Reports from up the state are to the effect that last night was a record-breaker for low temper atures. At Pottsville early today the mer cury was 14 degrees below zero, at Shamo kin 6 below; Tamaqua, 6 below; Reading, 10 below, and at many other places ther mometers registered from 1 to 3 degrees below zero. Railroads Blockaded. CHEYENNE, , February 18.-The blizzard that has TaXIng in the south ern part of Wyoa mra week continues fiercer than ever, and the blockade on all railroads is practically complete. The average of the snow on the Union Pacific over Sherman Hill is four feet, and in places the telegraph poles apd wires are completely buried by drifts. West from Sherman to Rawlins the blizzard is ter rific. KANSAS CITY, Mo., February 18.-It was 7 degrees below zero in Kansas City fts morning, a rise of two degrees in the past twenty-four hours, with indications of moderating weather. DES MOINVS, Iowa, February 18.-Thir teen degrees below zero was recorded here this morning by the weather bureau, while still more severe weather is reported from the northern portion of the state. Suffer tng among the poor Is acute. A perfect gale is blowing, which makes outdoor em ploymnent dangerous. Twenty Below Zero. WE&T SUPERIOR, Wis., February 18. The -head of the lakes is in the grip of a blizzard today, the wind velocity being 42 miles an hour. The official temperature at 7 an. was 20 below zero, Business is prac tically suspended. All coal, other than that sold under contract, is exhausted. PITPTSBU'RG, Pa., February 18.-The mercury registered 1 degree above zero at the office of the weather bureau to,day, bift many thermometers about the etty were from 2 to 6 degree. lower. It was the cold est day since February 26, 1900. 80IEN'EICTADY, N. Y., February 18. Repoats from the country distriots indieate that the recent snow storm was the worst of the season. Drifts in some places reach ed a height of fifteen feet. In some parts of the country travel on the highway has been abandoned altogether. The train schedule has improved somewhat, but the trolley service is still badly crippled. The rural free delivery system has been sern ously interfered with. Cold in New England. NEFW IHAYEN, Conn., Februrary 18. Temperatures ranging from 5 to 10 degrees below zero, nearly equaling the lowest rec ords of the winter, were reported today from a number of places in this vic.inity. In this city the weather bureau instru mnents recorded a temperature of 3 degrees above zero. The cold impeded traffic to some extent on the railroads, because of the difficulty experienced by engineers in making steam. BOSTON. Mass., February 18.-Zero weather followed yesterday's blizzard in New England. The temperature today ranged from 12 above zero at Nantucket to 4 below at Eastport, Me., and Northfield, In Boston the lowest official temperu.ture was 6 below zero. Railroad and street car traffic was stlU considerably delayed today by the snow and extreme coilt COAL OUTPUT REDUCED. Branch Lines Leading to Breakers -Blocked With Snow. READING, Pa.. February 18.-Because of the heavy snow storm very lit.tle coal was brought down from the mines yesterday and today. Most of the branches leaing to the breakers were blocked with drifts, and it required the best part of yesterday and -last night to clear them. Some of the breakers have been compelled to stop because of the water freezing, espe dtaily where the finer grades are separated by its use. All traihs will be cut down in size be cause of the sudden drop in the tempera ture, and this will be continued so long as t15e cold weather prevails, A large number of the collieries of the Remg= ampanxy and others In. th &th lkili l. whidtt were Ml. yesterday BCOONR 01'EANDED JR am Crew Was aved and Tugs Npve Start d tag the Wrsek 1GEOLE. Ya., February E-ghe tb:mf, maseromm'Viln N. Eubert, ftrou PhIibia r Cuba .with eoal, stranded haa gale of Bedil.. MIda N. C., 14bruary CONFLICT 18 AVERTrD SALVADOR AND GUATMATA AT AN UNDEMSTANDING. Presidents Regalado and Cabrera Said to Have Peacefully Arranged Their Differences. PANAMA, Colombia, February 18.-A cable message received here last night from San Salvador, announced that the rela tions between Salvador and Guatemala, which nearly ended in war, have now com pletely changed, Presidents Regalado and Cabrera having peacefully arranged their differences. President Zelaya of Nicaragua is again reported to be sending assistance to Presi dent Sierra of Honduras, and President Regalado Is sald, to have agreed to help President-elect Bonilla of Honduras. The congress of Honduras February 16 appointed Juan Angel Arias to be presi dent and Maximo Rosales to be vice presi dent, on the departure of General Sierra from the capital. Tegucigalpa, in command of the army which is to attack the revo lutionists. THIS STORY CONTRADICTORY. Guatemala Residents Declare President Cabrera Must Die. SAN FRANCISCO, February 18.-Passen gers on the steamer Peru. which has ar rived here from Central American ports, be lieve that war between Guatemala and Sal vador is inevitable. They report that prominent residents of Guatemala City are not backward In cir culating the statement that President Ca brera will not live to serve out his term. They say the inference is that General Toledo will, if he desires, be placed at the head of the government. In the latter part of January, according to M. Uhremister, a merchant, and Herman A. Dodge. a locomotive engineer, both from Guatemala City, a battle was fought by the government troops against r(bel at Ju tiapa. about ten leagues from the Salvador frontier. Business in Guatemala Is beginning to wane on account of the excited condition of the country. A passenger on the Peru, leaving San Jose de Guatemala. was Gen. Pablo Ruis, a Co lombian. who had been expelled-from Gua temala 'by order of President Cabrera. I I RIGHTS OF DIRECTORS. Defined in Par-Reaching Opinion Piled at Trenton, N. T. TRENTON, N. J., February 18.-Justice Van Syckle today filed a written opinion of the court of errors and appeals in the Unit ed States Steel Corporation case, decided a short time ago. The opinion Is in the case of the suit brought by J. Aspinwall Hodge, who sought to restrain the corporation from converting $200,000,000 of preferred stock into bonds. The d1cision was In the corporation's fairor. The written opinion, which covers thirty nine pages, is Important in defining the re lationship of directors and, stockhold4r to corporations. It holds that - the directors have the right to vote at stockholders' me Ings to the extent of their stock hold The opinion further states that it Is a well-established rule that directors of cor porations cannot legally enter into contracts where they will be specially benefited' with out the knowledge or consept of stockhold ers. This knowledge and consent existed in the case at- hand.. The opinion also -says that when the by-laws of a corporation, adopted in pursuance of authority conferred by the state, provide that a majority vote by the stockholders' meeting shall be binding on & corporation every stockholder Is bound by the results of such meeting. MUST PAY 33T,500 TO SPAIN. Shipbuilding Company Delayed De livering Torpedo Boat Destroyers. EDINBURGH, February 18.-The court of sessions today awarded the government of Spain $337,500 In the action bbgun here January 20 by the Spanish minister of ma rine, Sanchez Toca, to recover 4375,000 from the Clyde Bank Engineerijig and Shipbuilding Company because of the com pany's failure to deliver in contract time four torpedo boat destroyers which had been intended for use during the Spanish American war. In the course of the judgment Lord Kyl lachy, the preelding judge, said he thought it more than probable that if Spain, even in the spring of 1897. had been in a post tion to establish a really effective blocka-le in Cuba against the unloading of muni tions of war, the insurrection might have been crushed and American intervention have been avoided. He, therefore, allowed Spain $2,500 per week for the 135 weeks' delay, to which she was entitled under the contract. MTWISTEB SPBIGG HISSED.' Chamberlain Gets Hearty Reception at Cape Town. CAPE TOWN, February 18.-Colonial Secretary Chamberlain and his party ar rived here today and met with a hearty re ception from a crowd of about 10,000 per sons awaiting them in Green Market Square. A number of addresses were presented to Mr. Chamberlain. During the- rending of one of these Prima Minister Sprigg arriveil on the platform ,and was booted with much vigor. Mr. Chamberlain. in the course of his speech, made a powerful appeal for' the union of the races. lHe admitted, however, that since his arrival in Cape Colony he had become ies hopeful of immediate satis factory results from his visit, as he found that the antagon'sm of th, two races had become chronic. Rebellion was exalted into heroism and loyalty was discountenanced and ostracis ed, even the pulpit joining in the propa ganda tending to intensify the separation of the races. On leaving the platform Premier Sprigg was again made the subject of a hostile demonstration. CTILINDBICMA R0lLERS WIN. Second Trial af Two Uritish Seeond LONDON, February' 18-The second trial of the British second-cIaes Aeigsjg ettl arnd bGupa, Sted witk wshiF ti mited in -a- defeat for the water-tube system. The warshis 'left PIP--edh.. ta an egn -untt ot msl,: for Gffibstar. an the IMvsSeaMed teteb.lbtterW leNmaeh's bees wegersmaam .a The vessels reebaled e luts ant started on the raee ahn-Waed4aIsg morniag of b au 2.wbls MINERS ON STAMPEDE 600 CLAIMS ALREAY RECORDED IN NEW DISTRICT. Gold Strike Equaling That of X1on dyke Said to Have Been Made in Tanan1 Valley. CHICAGO, February 18.-Federal officers on the Yukon river confirm a story that a gold strike equaling that of the Klondike has been made in Tanana vaRe3r says-a dispatch to the Chronicle from Tacoma, Wash. Two thousand miners are stampeding there from Nome, Dawson, Eagle and Ram part. Some of them probably will perish, as the weather throughout the Yukon valley has been most severe. The stampeders are taking only enough supplies to last them on the journey. This may endanger the lives of all, as provisions are short in the new camp. United States Commissioner Caypool writes from Circle that 00 claims have been recorded in -the new district, which is officially known as Fairbanks, having been named after United States Senator Fairbanks. 1 * SUBSCRBE TO PEACE. Xoro Leaders and Capt. Pershing Beach an Agreement. MANILA, February 18.-Gen. Davis has Pershing was at Bayan, the Moro strong hold in the Lanao district of the Island of Mindanao, the Moros consecrated him a datto, which Is a priestly office. After the consecration the Moro leaders and Captain Pershing subscribed to peace over a copy of the Koran. When the United States flag was raised over the Bayan forts Captain Pershing's batteries saluted it with shrapnel shells, having no saluting cartridges. The execution done by the shrapnel im pressed the Moros wonderfully. STOCKHOLDER CRIES "TRUST." Hower Wants Injunction Against American Cereal Company. AKRON, Ohio, February 18. - M. Otis Hower, a steckholder In the American Cereal Company, has filed a suit In common pleas court here, in which he seeks to have the company enjoined from paying any dividends on the stock of the company held by the Quaker Oats Company, claiming that the latter Is a trust. Hower Is one of the stockholders of the American Cereal Company who 'refused to turn over their American cereal stock to the Quaker Oats Company when the latter was organized, and who has prevented it from acquiring the absolute control of the parent company. DAVIS APPROVES FINDXNG. Disapproves of Glenn's "Reckless Dis regard for Human Life." MANILA, February 1&-Gjen. Davis has approved the finding of the court-martial in the case of Major Edwin F. Glenn of the 5th Infantry, who was acquitted January 29 of the charge of unlawfully killing pris oners of war, with the qualification that he disapproves of the orders issued by Major Glenn. Gen. Davis says he recognizes the prin ciple that. guides may be impresk. hand that treacherous guides may be executed, but he adds that Major Glenn's orders showed a reckless disregard for human life, which the general condemns and repro bates. 930,000,000 TO $50,000,000. Plans Approved to Increase Stock of C. and G. W. Railroad. CHICAGO, February 18.-Stockholders of the Chicago and Great Western railway held a special meeting here today and ap proved a plan to increase the capital stock of the company from $30,000,000 to $i0,000, 000. A portion of this increase Is to be used in paying for the Mason City and Fort Dodge road recently acquired by the Great West ern. The remainder is to be used for the ex sension of the system now In process of construction to Omaha and Sioux City. LEHIGH VALLEY OPICERS, Number of Changes Made at Meeting of Directors Today. PHILADELPHIA, February 18. - At a meeting of the board of directors of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company this after noon William C. Alderson was re-elected treasurer, D. G. Baird was elected secretary in place of John R. Fanshawe, who, after many years of service, retires from active connection with the company, and E, A. Albright was elected assistant secretary In place of E. Y. Hartshorne, resigned. Purchasing Agent C. P. Coleman, having resigned to engage in other business, that office is to be abolished and the purchasing department will hereafter be under the Im mediate supervision of Second Vice PresI dent Middleton. This department, now located in New York, will, in the near future, be trans ferred to PhiladelphIa. The board of directors of the Lehigh Val ley Coal Q~ompany also met this afternoon and re-elected MEr. Alderson treasurer and Mr. Baird secretary. -E. A. Albright was elected assistant secretary. The asisant see:etary of the railroad and coal companies will be located in New York. WITE TEBBINZ PORCE. River Steamer Quen City Blown Against the Bank. PADUCAH, Ky., February 18.- The steasner Queen City, which started from Pittsburg going south with a party bound for the Mardi Gras celebration at New'Or) leans, was struck by a gale just above Padueah at 8:80 a.m. today and was blown against the bank with terrific force. The boat was damaged, but no one was injured. Capt. J. Frank Ellison o, Cincinnati is in. command. Col. John L.ance, iterested in the, proposed imk,roVIdent of the Ohde river, is among those on board. LEWIS S ROUGH DEAD. Distinguish.4 as sa Educaton, Aathow' - .L47| and aMldar. Ugoester Heagh, dMnnenhmd as e4 uter and authe, a laye et =---+---s ad a vtse gf the etiS Wsari. ps ast Ctsamusaper heas asasan lTHE IIT NOUSE Talking AbOut,&nilding f New _epertmon MnLpmmYEJT4 g TE President Invited to a Reunion of Spanish War Vetas=--oM.6 of Today Caller. Representative Mercer, of Nebraska, chair man of the House committee on public grounds and bulldings; had a conference today with Secretary Cortelyout concerning a building for'the hew Pepartment of Com merce and Labor. The necessity for such a building is urgent, as the dipartment will be one of the largest- I& tlpe government. For some time Secretary CotWlyou has had the subject of accommodatina for the de partment under consideration, but has ar rived at no definite voncition. Figures have been prepared showing in detail the amount of floor space which will be neces sary- for the various bi*eaus of the depart ment. These have indi4*ted at- a -building suitable for the department isnot at pres ent available in the clty. - A proposition has been made. tentatively that the government putchase- the hand some building of the seuthern railway, .at the corner of Pennsylvania aftnue and 13th steet. It' in ono of the 4ft commodious omce buildings. in the bitt. .11outhern rail way officialb are understood p be consider ing an offer to remove.,4be, general offices of the -systei to Atlaia, Ga, that city having offered ,them specW advantages. For this reason an intinisti "has been con Veyed to the' government t they might be Induced to sell their bta g here to the United Otates. It is unde , however, that some objection to the buVding has been made. It is not regarded- a& aulte suitable, either In size or style oC areecture, for the new department Chairman Mercer indioo6a b preference for a new building to be:ereqW expressly for the Department of ''omierce. He thought that, everi at thaLVewd session, if fairly adequate plans *em pssented, the authorisation of the buildift Ught be ob tained from Congress. Mded it as a matter of urgency, and, as there is an abundance of money avalhd*eike felt that the'-gftject aught to bereni ted at the presqt session. TemporawrF ,4arters, of cour6e, will have to be seeure4mand it is re garded as not unMlkwly bat. in is connec tion, the Soithern raiLVafobuvj may be considered as leased;quartes. Invited to a au im Representative Warner of TAloie. accom, panled Vry Judges WrigMt aii Weldon of the Court of Claims and JosepkIW. Fifer pf the interstate commerce eammiion, called on the President tod"y towinvite him to visit Bloomington, R, qn,the oc huof a retunion at that place 0i sum Y f erans ol the Spanis ., Th .or,the reunion has not be ed aniid left pen to suit the conenIence of the President, who does pot kno 'whether he will be able to accept tle inv tatipnl,. * Representatie 1 i of 7anias presented Represeitat(4 6et anpbelf of the third Kai 'i ct. Mr. Campbell succeeds Rept 1ative Jackson a democrat. - Re entative Greene. of Jassachusetts presented some constitupnts wnong them being Rev. Father Prevent :Fall River and Rev. Father Beub of ew Bedford. Both are .in- chage- ef Fr ch-Canadian churches. The Frenolt-C ian poptila tlen *t Fallf River is the th largeqt in America. Montreal has,the Frefich Canaidis!r - population, with Qgebec second and Fall River third. ReoresetatIve Sutherland .f, Utah pre sented his successor in Congris, Mr. How all. - Representative Clayton of Alabama pre sented-s6nle friends. Senator Burrows.talk-. ed to the President abo4t a pardon case. - Xr. Cortelyou and ft,WMbeb Sworn In. George B. Cortelyon yas todaF inducted into the office of Seeretary .f. Commerce and Labor, the oath of office having been administered In the- cabinet room shortly after 11 o'clock by Chfgk Justke 1aller. In addition to the Presideak thei were present Mrs. Cortelyou and Btuoe.-and Winthrop Cortelyou, sons of the new, fm.tary; Miss Hinds of Hempstead and. 1re , 5.-& -Hay den of Reading, Pa., sisterfaof Mrs. Cortel you: Mrs. William Loeb, ;ebeK A. Max well, former assistant. posb2aster general, and all of the membersAf t1e executive staff of the White Hoe" #Whowing this ceremony Chielf Justice'FNII#dministered the oath of office to Willih Lodb, Itr., as secretary to President oselt. The dou ble ceremony was an lnterean.one.* Asking for AppointmoLtu. Secretary Cortelyou has reeled a num her of visits during the -day drem senators aind representatives -asking for minor ap pointments in his department. He has madE no pronilees so f;r, and Is undecided about the appointments he will make. Sena tors Dietrich and Millard of Neraska and Representative-elet KCinkaids of the sixth district of that state called on Mr. Cortel you to ask that be find a place in his "de partment for Robert 0. Flnk;ef# LifleOin Senator Pritchard called on Mr. Cortelyou in connection with a departmental position for R. H. McNeal, who has b'een Senator Pritchard's secretary for a number- of years. bsa. Pritchard -also saw the President; It is manmnndthat the namdn of Dr. B. 't E !Ws lh.sent to the Benate so i s w tWlo, N. C., instead or KH. aam oce4 Right Be.. Jami H. E iof -te dio cms of Pemb Muealleeasm P.ei' L today and tMS itir h1s thee 4. to that affairs therse s inoiu. that careful, puet o~m nt R3 necessary, whe -will nl =1isaam n a. satisfactory bi milWJ Position oif ALtrfa.. Owing te impotunitIsReds-amay an a..a.tapt seetry fmDeperknet 6f Couzaeeos aalt Labior- D Atl~g'aet that de labor oqt t f, mot presented a ei4a wh asssant Com cn*ktB%fuI1 ld o~Wthat hned labor hopes that .~ Preiest wi t.ehne in Ai M.. ae .As the ?esidena bee ......u. the railigad bWSo es i lnser PesiIesth Anemae AN UNRU UNION STATION BILL. No Agreement Reached by Conterees on Point at Issue. A brief conference was held this morning In the room of the Senate committee on the District of Columbia on the union station bill. All members of the conference com mittees of the Senate and House of Repre sentatives were present, and after a very few minutes behind closed doors the con ferees agreed to report a disagreement to the amendment of the House cutting down to the extent of $1.000,000 the amount to be paid to the Pennsylvania and the Baltimore and Ohio railroad companies on account of the elimination of grade crossings in the District. This action will result in another vote in the to see to what extent the House Is 1o0e to further insist upon its amend ment. e House conferees declined to yield any point in relation to the House aued t, and it Is understood that no positipa except that embodied In a pment .46hi.tly as it Is was voted on by -th conferees. It s considered likely that the House will vote not to recede from ith amendment, and.that the conferees will again be appointed- by both houses and fur their attempt to secure soaie agreement. TO SAVE M HUSBAND. Mrs. Homer Bird and Dughter Seek Aid at the Capitol. Mrs.'Homer Bird and her daughter were at the Capitol today endeavoring to secure the assistance of senators in behalf of a coimutation of the sentence pronounced upon her husband in Alaska from the death penalty to Imprisonment ,for life. It is understood that unless action is taken by the 20th instant by the President it will be Impossible' to get any word to Alaska in time to stay the execution on March 6, the date set. The President recently denied the application in Bird's behalf. Naval OrderM. Lieut. Commander H. T. Cleaver has been detached from duty with the Carbon Steel Works, Pittsburg, Pa., and ordered,to Cam den, N. J., -fr duty as inspector of ma chinery at the works of the New York Ship building-.COmpany. Lieut. Comanmr W. C. Eatoa from duty with Wilim Cramp & Bons, Philadelphia, Pa.', and ordered to dut*-as-Inspector of en gineering materials atZearbon Steel Works, Pittsburg, Pa. Lieut. 1F. L. Sawyer from .the Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., to the Nevada. Surgeon RI. B. Fitte from the naval hos pital, Sitba, Alaska, to the Pensacola naval training station, San Francisco, Cal. Acting Assistant Surgeon H. T. Nelson, jr., to Sitka, Alaska, for duty ait marine barracks at that place. Warrant Machinist J. A. Hickey to the Independelpce, navy yard, Mare Island, Cal. Carpenter McC. Pate from the navy yard, Norfolk. Va.,. to the Maine. Midshipman C. C. Moses, C. Belknap and A. T. Brisbin to the Kearsarge. Midshipmen W. R. Van Auken and F. H. Sadler to the Indiana. Midshipmen T. H. Taylor and D. T. Ghent to the Massachusetts. Midehipmnan-T. Ward, jr., to the'Alabama. Midshipman &3 C.- Loomis to the Texas. Midshipmen M. Milne, A. H. Van Keuren, W. J1. Giles, -R. A. Koch, H. D. Cooke, jr,, 8. 'M. Robinson,-R. 8. Holmes and W. A.n crum to the Wisconsin. Lieut. C. K. uMary (retired) has been re Army Order. . . Major Lea Peblger, 7th Infantry, has been grnted leave of absence for one month. Capt. John T. Kaight, quartermaster, i aditiop to his present duties, has been or dered to assume temporary charge of the gaml4spst of the quatermasters depart ment at Phinadephtm, Pa., relieveing Col. John V. Fursy, assistant quartermaster Samuel D. Bookenbach, 12h Cav airy, 'haa been relieved from station and duty in this city and will procAed to San Francisco, Cal., to tobb the 8d squadron of his regiment in time to sail about August 1;.1908, for thue Philippines. iztKsedag of the O00t.ess8 Ws N.M Today. -h' first amfeae op the District ap pagsga bilt wpe beid today. No ine. meat 18as W~b vt eand -eea ane= IW paleMm be beld before a ureetbi Ie LY BIRD. GEM. P AiR]= RETIRED. Elio Action Wtlllie Imitated by Seven Others Recently Promoted. Orders were Issued at the War Depart ment today for the retirement of Brig. Gen. Joseph P. Farley, recently promoted from colonel In the ordnance department, and Col. LAwrence S. Babbitt of the ordnance clepartment. Gen. Farley retires on his Dwn application and Col. Babbitt by opera tion of law on account of age. Col. Babbitt has recently been In command of the pow ler depot at Dover, N. J. He was born In Massachusetts, -and was appointed to the Military Academy from Maryland in the class of June,-1"U- He served creditably tfirbugh t# g-cv.ll war, and ;*@Lched the grade of Po.in April, MO9. Seven ouOi brigad%er generate who were confirmed at Ohe ame time as, Col. Farley are to be successively retired, one each day, until the list is exhausted up to t4e. case of Gen. Francis Moore who Is to be retain4.U1. !Ms ervicet'nw the Phill st**'ntation 24 - Led fo lo.e - -NO 3t I eION Im t Sn Unfounded Story Circulated egard ing a Cauen the Court of r Dar A story to the effect that o ne illion lollars is about to be daiffixited among he heirs of Jotin-Hamiliton trough adjudi ation by the Court of ame Is being PrInted In the newspapers throughout the :ountry andoamusing memberg .of Congress o be besieged with letters of Inquiry frm Persons believing themselves entitled to a portion of th;emoney. The clam which it s alleged isto be settled originated In t2, ahen 8000 barrels of lour belonging to Ramilton were seized on the high siaa, it a alleged, by French warships. The f,our mee valued'At $28 a barrel, which made the botal amount of the cla n e184,00. The Itatement regarding the case being circu Sted to to the effect that to this mum in terest for over a hndred years is to be t.dded. Mr. Joel Grayson, special epoeof the Flouse document room, has taken he trou e to make tury of the exact taun of the case a tee Court of Claims. He re eAVed an answer from the chef clerk, Col. Archibald Hopkins, of the Court of Claim wrho states that the case referred- to was ed In 18, and that'pince that date no Furthrer 'RctiOh Of any -kind has been taken Rn thr Matter and the records of the court o not bsieewith lappernc of inunel frn potion cashoe. The claim whicd n hene it Seged Richardb setloead riine inry02 alor, adminisrtrs of ohngamilto [s alegdb French wato aship. The57.u wsluedhtou23 at Db arr hc adeti Represemonttv oercifm theOOG hue oitateen grinttae ase boeingn comc Medns tohe ilfhct hat tose the Snate pr. oeiln forayheonstrcieo of iht ECope docuero.A amendtednb the trou mite thae- binprvde o the xctnstrtuction bye cae c ontrt of aigs.htoue re shogstate att te ce r5f0,r0d to was mi nne 1the-ad tat earce that expnof !uther otacto any inad amt be tae n h atr and th f erecodsi f the cotrta iont ashorequemaen nes.coneI e e nTy Overm is le ofin es.meo Rereenhv Richardlona. oflia Tenrse ltas inndced splacoureteoution de- o 47 Ligthtuit ast Dend hoeat teprl iesenive toetrboning fo to theUnited Staitest and tfo sreigntyom nre hawfavrly eored, herh endt-b thentted hit hchhatasedtes.nt Inuse afo sinna at DiaongSh, Thpe Hatersat Asmenedb comheo ca assigne the billovindaes for eansrcins by hriae,otreaord A r a Linhhue rand iiays, at aWcstnot to ebrard 30O0; the Proia Ainee rtyrattothAerc agpensto the cntwrar n ial pay en berd metal reurments. nfih rats,itdu cocrrntrsl tio he Dtre Uthe Sas en=tImala Gm emE in An advertisement in the evening newspaper presents its proposition to prospec tive customers when they are in the mood to be in terested and enlightened. BLOW AT BEEF TRUST Judge Grossoup Overrules Motion of Packers. GRANTS AN INJUNCTION DE3EDANTS' METHODS IN VIO LATION OF BEMA LAW. 3efraining 3'cM Eidding Againab Each Other is Combination in Restraint of Trade. CHICAGO, February 18.-The demurret of the packers in the so-called "beef trust' case was overruled by Judge Grosscup in the United States, circuit court today. and a motion granted for a temporary injunc tion. "There can be no doubt," Judge Grosecup said, "that the agreement of the defendants to refrain from bidding against each othef in the purchase of cattle is combination in reetraint of trade; so also their agreement to bid up prices to stimulate shipments, in tending to cease from bidding when the shipments have arrived. Restriction Upon Competition. "The same reult follows when we turn to the combination of defendants to fl: prices upon ard restrict the quantities of meat shipped to their agents or their cuaw tamers. "Such agreements can be nothing less than restriction upon competition. and, therefore, combination in restraint of trade$ and thus viewed, the petition, as an en tirety, makes out a case under the Sher man act. "It may be true that the way of enforcin any decree under this petition is be.et wit difieulties, and that a literal enforcement may rcsult in vexatious interference witIL defendants' affair. Is the Law of the Land. "But in the inquiry before me I am not at liberty to stop before such considerations. The Sherman act, as interpreted by the Su preme Court. is the law of the land, and to the law as it stands. both court and people must yield obedience. "The remurrEr Is- overruled and the mo tion for preliminary injunction granted." The packers did not announce what their next step would be. They have twenty dayr within which to make up their mindv. If they dispute the facts and which Judge Grosscup based his decision, the matter will go before a master in chancery and be argued again before Judge Grosecup. May Decide to 4ppeal. The packers, however, may decide to take an appeal-in order t4-hasten the fnal ad judication of the case - It is not thought likely that they will let the matter go by default and thus make the injunction permanent. The title of the .Ip the United Stateo versus Swift & C -1 there being seven defendatit one copart+ nership and twent vther persons Ina cluded in the "et TIMING TO W PM OUT. Police Soour NOw .ork for "Get-Ech-' .Quick" Concerns. NEW YORK, February 18.-Central office detectives are scouring the city today in search of "get-rich-quick" firms. They are making a canvas in all the big office build ings in iower Broadway ant in Waii street. Wherever they see the word "investment'' on an offce door they- make inquiries con cern-ing the businees of thb firm occupying that offee. "There are more of these fellows left," Detective Captain Langan said today, "and I'm going to get tihem if I can. It is not easy to -locate them. "They rent expensive offces in big build ings and the signs on the offce doors are, not always indicative of the business that is going on within. "Moot of these fellows we have caught to date we have hads pointed out to us through the complaint of someone who has beem swinded. "A great majority of the victims in these turf swindles are women who hzave been speculating withotat the knowrledge of their husbands or families. "We have found, too, that q1Nte a num, ber of young boys an*gl is':employed ini down-town. offces have been customers of these concerns and we are trying to get some of these, persons to prosecute the 'get rich-quick' inc." rTO TT.T EW EEOE, WTT.T.Tr Spanish Newspapers Print Story of an Anarchist's Deelaration. BARCELONA, Spain, February 18-The newspapers today publish an account of an anarchist meeting, recently held here, at which a German engineer, who bad been in Barcelona for a fortn!ght, and who has started for England. declared he pledged himself' to make an attempt on the life of Emperor William of Germany . PL.ArEn SWEEP TOWN. One-Third Eusiness Part of Wi1lians, Aris., In Ashes. PHOENIX, Arl*.7 Tebruary 18. -- Tele grims state that, as a result of a saloon brawi, a .fire started at Wnulims, Ari.,. which Is spreading rapidly, and has aiready enveloped one-third of the business blocks. A brisk wind is blowing. New Eattle Ship Steams Down Coast at NuN Cruising Speed. Special Dispeteh to The Evning Star, NOR1rOLK, Va.; February 18.-The bat tie ship Maine arrived this morning lu Hanptpn Roads. She passed in the espas at 10 o'clock and greemied for GMd Point. She will Oll her bu*Kers with Virginia eset and her magasi'n with ammuntin frenE the yard. The Maine Is none the verne for' her ez -eiao with .the heavy ss and temrio gales of the ateos. he -mm down the -es at full eruisiag speed. Wheoffmers of - * "vee eoe bere take the Uvaeet IateM.t Ig the latst aifitsan to the hSJas a. - aey wul go totaPoint t an eat he tiseeng