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No. 15,599. WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, PE A Y 23, 1903-SIXTEEN PAGES. TWO CENTS.
TEl TI BTAt. 0 Dm M, REM sNA. am_ Osa na istkl aE d s sl.s ? , nos Nfaibc 8trr ewsqpr Oupsay. S. I . LUALE Prtaf ow !w! "WK TASIwab aftageen I sals.nag ns atsegi star I. se.d to subserisee. Ia the fity by eaerses. on their own accnt, at 10 costs pe w 5 or 4! cepts moot at the cents ech. 7sil-aqw to the V.S si &asds5 e AeldM-Ieate per WMouh tsrday 3Per year; with tlp A the 0.. at Washigtts, D. .. as secosd-elses mail matter.) tat.. =1 aistbwflomaw km.o. es aseleeatd TURKEY WILL OBJECT To Some of Terms Laid Down in Joint Note. POWERS DETERMINED TO ADMIT NO MODIFICATION OF REFORM SCHERML ,Turkish Minister of War Authorized to Purchase Ten Additional Maxim Rapid-Fire Guns. CONSTANTINOPLE, February 23.-17he identical note on the subject of reforms in Macedonia., presented to the grand vister Saturday by the Austro-Hungarian and Russian ambassadors. has been translated Into Turkish and was handed to the sultan the same evening. The powers recommend, in addition to the appointment of an inspector general of gen darmerie for three years, with ample pow ers to act independently and to requisition troops in case of emergency and the reor ganization of the gendarmerie and police under European instructors, that Christians be admitted into the gendarmerie, in num bers proportionate to the population, with out being required to read and write the Turkish language. Amnesty Is also demanded for all persons who have been arrested for political of fenses. Proposed Financial Reforms. The scheme for administration and finan cial reforms in Macedonia, as proposed by the powers in the note, besides planning a more equitable collection of taxes, provides that local expenses shall be a first charge on the revenues of each vilayet. In the event of there being a surplus this may be sent to Constantinople. Measures are also demanded for compel ling the Albanians to respect the law. The power which it is proposed to give to the inspector general of gendarmerie, whose appointment or recall and whose successor must be confirmed by the powers, thus vir tually detaching him from the direct con trol of the authorities at Constantinople, Is almost sure to encounter opposition from the Turkish government. Powers Are Determined. The latter also will most likely object to the proposed financial arrangements and to the basis on which it is planned to recruit the gendarmerie, which, were the sugges tions of the powers carried out, would in several districts be practically entirely composed of Christiane, owing to their pre dominance in certain parts of Macedonia. It Is understood, however, that the pow era are determined to admit of no modiii cation of the reform scheme, that they de mand its application without delay and that they are prepared to adopt coercive meas ures to insure its being scrupulously carried out. An Imperial trade has been issued author ising the Turkish minister of war to pur chase ten additional Maxim rapid-fire guns. STILL NO ELECTION. Twenty-Ninth Ballot for Senators at Dover, Del. DOVER, Del., February 23.-The twenty ninth joint ballot for United States senator resulted as follows: Long term-Addicks, 21; H. A. Dupont, 8; e-Senator Higgins, 2; Willard Saulsbury, 21. 'Short term-Addicks, 19; er-Senator Hig gins, 8; Harry A. Richardson, 2; Williani S. Hilles, 2; Richard R. Kenny (dem.), 21. N~o election. GEN. BOBERT S. FOSTER DYING. Headed Off Lee at Appomattox, Caus ing His Surrender. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., February 2. )Iajor General Robert S. Foster can live but a few hours. He commanded the 1st Division of the ith Corps in the civil war and headed off General Lee at Appomattox, causing fis surrender. Hie was one of the founders of the Grand .Army of the Republic and was Its first junior vice commander. Hie was United States marshal for In dia.na under President Garfield and Is now quartermaster general of Indiana. EMAirCIPATION OF PEASANTS. Anniversary to Be Celebrated in Rus sian Orthodox Churches. ST. PETERSBURG. February 23.-The boly synod ha. ordained that February 19 ol style, Marchi 8new style, the anniversary of the (mancipation of the peasants shall hereafter be celebrated in the orthodox churches by elaborate thanksgiving serv lcee, instead of by a single requiem mass. This is regarded as being a highly imipor tant action, particularly in view of the pres ent prominence of the peasant question. EARTHQUAinS 3N GUAM. Reported by Capt. Schroeder, Who Is en His Way Home. By Pacifie Cable. HONOLULU, February 28.-The naval hospital ship Solace has arrived here, oni her way to San Fram.isco from Manila, by way of Guam. Captain Schroeder, governor of Guam, is a passenger on the Solace. He is re turning to the United States on a leave of absence. He reports the occurrence of a severe and prolonged series of earthquakes, which have raised the level of the Island some six Inches. The shocks were accompanied by loud subterranean rumblings, The Solace on her arrival here smashed Into the naval wharf. doing som dam age. She reported that during the voyage S. Locasclo, a bandmaster returning from Guam, jumped overboard while insane. He was rescu.4 but died on February 10. In ,Stem in Bay of 3.msny Thz,mgh, Which Totuaes mssd. SAN PRANCUBCO, February 28---The Kessaoe 1haa Tatina. has assivea frea mbuhrg, looking little worse ftr a trip in which ahe emountered terrile weathe. Captain Krahher arsthat lgiteen vesebw et il Itssai the a He .nsto lae his shis any meo ment, Taesslm. -em were nnoodd heats wes carried away, the erba's quaters were waeia out and all the hatches 1Lanaa So heavy were the. .nas ane-high ulab loe twelve hours that the Totmos Was hetaand for tre daswascompelled te 4BBANGING GAlM SCHEDULE. Committees of Sase Ball Leagues in Session at Chicago. CHICAGO, February 23.-The rule and schedule committees of the American and tlie National Base Ball leagues met at noon today at the Auditorium Annex to make out a playing schedule for the season. and at the sme time to make any changes in the rules that may be considered desirable. Those present at the conference were. Ned Hanlon of Brooklyn; Barney Dreyfuss, Pittsburg; Max Fleischmann, CineinnM; Pat Powers and Jmnes A. Hart of the Na tional League; Ben. F. Shibe, Phiaodelphl; Tom Loftus of the American League; Jas. H. Ferrell, secretary of the national board of minor leagues; Mike H. Sexton of the Western League. President Ban Johnson of the American League was not present, owing to illness. I ' KING EDWARD HOLDS LEVEE. Ambassador Choate Among Those Who Attended. LONDON. February 23.-King Edward held the first levee of the season in the throne room of Buckingham Palace today. Ambassador Choate -and other members of the United States embassy were among the diplomats present. The king was attended by the Prince of Wales, most of -the cabinet ministers, and all the greater officers of state. Mr. Choate presented, among others, D. R. Francis, president of the St. Louis expo sition. CARNIVAL IN FULL SWING. Miss Roosevelt, Admiral Schley and Others Witness Entrance of Rex. NEW. ORLEANS, February 23.-With thousands of visitors here from every section of the country and with every ar riving train swelling the congestion of strangers on the streets, the New Orleans carnival is now in full swing. The weather today was perfect and the routes of the, parades presented a mass of color. Canal and the intersecting streets held great multitudes when Rex, the king of the carnival, made his entry into the city. Thousands on the river front greeted the royal flotilla. The merry monarch was escorted through the streets by the peers of his realm and a numerous military and naval contingent. Miss Alice Roosevelt, Admiral Schley, Gen. Joe Wheeler and other distinguished guests viewed the parade from the bal conies of the Canal Street Club. TRAIN STRUCK CARRIAGE. Two Men Killed Instantly and Two Fatally Injured. JOLIET, Ill., February 28.-Two men were instantly killed, two fatally hurt, and one badly injured lest night at Braceville, a mining town south of Joliet, when the Alton and Kansas City limited struck a carriage containing five men. The dead: George Bursok, John Rude lesk. Fatally injured: John Bucewitch, Andrew Kosliofsky. Seriously hurt Michael Valens. The men had been to a funeral and were on their way to their homes in South Wilming ton. I I METEOR EXPRESS WRECKED. One Killed, One Fatally and Several Seriously Injured. DIXON. Mo., February 23.-The St. Louis and San Francisco fast west-bound pas senger train "Meteor" was wrecked last night near the Gasbonda river crossing at Arlington. William Gifford, Wells-Fargo-express mes senger of St. Louis, was killed, and Engi neer Decker of Newburg sustained broken ribs and internal injuries that may prove fatal. Four of the crew were seriously in:ured. None of the passengers was injured ex cept slightly. DYNAMITE KILLS FOUR. Railroad Men Were Thawing - It ' Out When Explosion Occurred.' PITTSBURG, Pa., February 23.-A dyna mite explosion this morning at Rockwood, Pa., 100 miles south of this city, killed four persons and injured a number of others. A gang of men working on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad were thawing opt dyna mite when the explosion occurred. Three of the victims were blown into the Castleman rivcr. They were horribly mutilated. The names have not yet been learned. DIXON SEEKS NOTORIETY. Harpoons President Roosevelt and Lauds Senator Hanna. Special Dispatch to The Evening Star. CLEVELAND, Ohio, February 23.-The Rev. Thomas Dixon says, in an interview here, that President Roosevelt has no possi ble chance to secure the southern votes in the next convention. Here are a few excerpts from his Inter view: "Senator Hanna is the idol of the south. "Republicans and democrats alike in the south are against the Prostasmt. "The great trouble with the negro begins when you educate him. "He is all right as a slave, or as a labor ing man, but as soon as he becomes en lightened he beoomes isapoeible.. "By educating the nosso we are-laying the foundation of the greatest race war of alt time. "It is sure to come, and the result will 'be the eterna.l destruction of the black race on the American continent," CENSURED EY COMMONS, Eritish War Secretary Eroderick's At titude Not Satisfactory. LONDON, February 23.-The criticism of the British war ofice culminated today in a vote of censure of War Secretary Brod rick in the house of commons. The censure was Ina the shape of an amendment to the address in reply to the speech from the throne, 'regretting ~the fact that the "organisation of the army 1u4s not suited to the needs of the empire, and that no proportionate gain in strength or elflciency bad resulted from the recent tanesm og miltany .wnpm ngeP ment, mout Qw Mr Hensg onU-a m-n. nesues, th ' egfladrs wbss M. Es3 iih treasse mis esam pees sese .ha bew, tha vote of-eminmee sierable ametlon In introducing the moinM.Becloct declared that Mr. Brodrick liad deplorably negeoted the greatest eetuiyever givs to a mentr.epb4pq4,s a scheme whc noas a 'uuu in prInciple, but was ruinous i aeisand -nrmnl -otl. PASSED EY T1 8OUSE. Senate Bill to Exempt D. A. B. Build ing From Taxation. The Senate bill to exempt from taxation certain property in the District of Colum bia belonging to the Daughters of the American- Revolution, was passed by the House today. The measure was called up by' Chairman Babcock of the House Dis triot committee, and after being read by the clerk Mr. Cowherd said he would lke to make a statement to the House on the subject of exempting property from taxa tion In the District. "I do not believe it is rigbV' he seM ' continually exempt property from taxation in the District. It Is not fair to the peo ple of the District who are compelled to pay taxes. "In this case it is a lot. I believe, bought by the Daughters of the American Revolu tion on which they expect to build a chap ter house, a very proper matter and a very worthy proceeding on their part, but- I do not believe that for that reason we ought to exempt it from taxation, nor do I believe we ought to exempt anything ex cept church property and property owned for charitable purposes. Mr. Hemenway made the statement that the property in question was to be used entirely for patriotic purposes. He ex plained that the daughters had had a very hard time to get the money for the prop erty. After some further objection by Mr. Cow herd, who stated that his -position was a matter of principle, and the remark by Mr. Cannon that the bill was for the en couragement of genealogical societies, the bill was passed by a rising vote of 79 ayes and 39 noes. PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATIONS. Frank Dilhingham to Be Consul Gen eral at Auckland. The President today sent to the Senate the following nominations: Frank Dillingham, California, consul gen eral at Aucktland, New Zealand. Consul- iorace L. Worcester, New Hamp shire, at Saltillo, Mexico. Postmasters: California-Eri Huggins, Fort Bragg; Geo. D. Cunningham, Riverside; Warren A. Woods, Suisun City. Georgia-Hattle-F. Gilmer, Toccoa. Idaho-Arthur P. Hanley, Kendrick. Illinois-Karl Miler, Winchester. Louisiana-Raoul J. Bienvenu, Sts Mar tinville; Joseph T. Labit, Abbeville; Henry C. Ray, Monroe. Michigan--Joseph -L. Baird, Marine City; Frank W. Clark, Lake Odessa. Minnesota. Angus Gunn, Sandstone. Mississippi-John C. Clifton, Senatobia. Nebraska-C. K. Olson, Newman Grove; Clarence E. Stine, Superior. New Jersey-Charles Walton, Woodbury; Charles C. Cowperthwait, Mount Holly; Wm. B. Singleton, Toms River. New York-Herbert B" Easton, Cattarau gus; Edward L. Nolan, Ohateaugay; Frank R. Utter, Friendship; Charles I. Purdy, Marlboro'; Charles B. Ball, Montour Falls; Jos. E. Cole, Perry; Genevieve French, Sag Harbor; Louis Lafferrander, Sayville; Eli B. Black, Whitney Point. North Carolina-Geo. W. Robbins, Rocky Mount. Pennsylvania-David P. Hughes, East Mauch Chunk; John H. Martin, Clearfield; Jesse Ransberry, East Stroudsburg; Chas. W. Oberg, Mount Jewett; Jos. I. Latimer, New Bethlehem; Frank H. McCully, Os ceola Mille; Wm. A. Boyd, Sandy Lake; Barnett C. Frette, Scottsdale; John T. Palmer, Stroudsburg. Wisconsin-Frank H. Marshall, Kilbourn; Samuel W. Everson, Lodi; Fred. Reitz, Neilleville. LOTTERY TICKET DECISION. Ruling of the United States Supreme Court. The United States Supreme Court decided today In the case of Champion (Chicago) that the United States has the right to prohibit sending lottery tickets from one state to another as a part of its power to regulate commerce between the states. The court decided in the case of the Bos ton and Montana Cdnsolidated Copper and Silver. Mining Company vs. the Montana Ore Purchasing Company in favor of the Purchasing Company. The case involves charges of trespass. Justice Peckham delivered the opinion of that court in the case of the Chicago Theo logical Seminary vs. the state of Illinois. The case was decided against the seminary by the supreme court of Illinois, and to day's opinion sustained that finding. Jus tices Brown, White and Holmes dissented. The court decided in the case of Helwig vs. the United States that the provision of the customs administration act authorizing the imposition of an additional tax for mis takes in the ' valuation of imported gooda was a penalty and that the United States circuit court had no jurisdiction. Justice Holmes delivered an opinion in the case of the United States against the crew and officers 'of the war vessel Man grove, involving the prize money for the capture of the Spanish steamer Panana, that the New York. the Indiana and the Wilmington were not within signaling dis tance at the time of the captiure, and there fore were entitled to nothing. The court decided the lotitery case of Francis vs. the United States, reversing the decision of the circuit court of appeals for the sixth circuit. Justice Holmee held that the offense charged was that.of carrying policy numbers from Kentucky to Ohio, but that as the slips which were carried were only duplicatei! and not the original and real tickets, the offense did not come within the meaning of the statute. Justice Hs.rlan dissented. BEKTM THE ALTEXA.MDER, All Four Relief Vessels Have Started -on their 1gission. - Secretary Moody today had word that all four of the relief ships sent out to find 'the missing collier Alexander had started on' their mission, the Prairie from Galveston, the Topeka from Kingston, Jamaica, and the Lebanon and the Harnnibal from Nor fop. The vessels will act in conjunction in' making the search, and by tolewing a sys tem of converging lines It is expected that they will soon discover the drifting ship. The Alexander is plentifully supplied, and the officials have no fear of her safety if she' can keep clear of the shore. No Plague on Buspectedi VesseL. The following cablegram was received to day at the State Department from United States Consul General Lay at Barcelona, Spain: 'No pla.gue aboard the Iris. Malarial fever. Vessel- will proceed to Marseilles without communicating with MKajorca." The vessel referred to is a merchant ship which cleared from an American port un der suspicion of being infected. The State Department followed bar up by cable with the result above noted. ight et Econl 3ildagu, Ta eentereno. re,sa ew bmra 10matin th b s&& eq ble5l$s* a h a . e Col==b= w aisus gby a, ii3ans ,in the Urne t y ana greed Mrs. C. P. Huntington and Archer Hunt ington 'announce their willinness to give 3 O,0O for as white and oolored tacnhes' msmoal training sch ind~ntlls -l9%i adth city scooal oeals secure a~like HOT YETmmO Captured VO u e8sel A HITCH SOEWERE BRITISH AS A MrE Appeal to Mr. Bowen rom futferers of Trinidad - GArmanays Bequest Befued. Advices were received at the State De partment today from Mr. Russell, the United States charge at Caracas,. to 'the effect that none of the Venezueln vessels captured by the blockadlpg;fieet-had been returned as yet and that there was con siderable confusion in the public mind as to the reading of the protedlr on that point. In the absence of the texts o the agree ments, which were mailed -and have not arrived, President Castro dbss not know whether he should send his crews to Tri,1 dad, where some of the bilps are being held, or whether he should insist upon their delivery in Venezuelan waters. Meanwhile, Secretary }Xo6?y, at the in stance of Secretary Hay, ha. consented to the use of the gunboat Marietta to trans port the officers and men ,Secessary to man the captured ships from Caracai to Trini dad, and orders to that effect have been dispatched to Commander Diehl. British Ambassador's Assurances. Minister Bowen has recelived several cablegrams from Presidept Castro regard ing the action of the allies In retaining the ships, and is evidently grownig. restive at what he. considers may ,W a breach of trust. The allies' representatives here, how ever, take the position that the ships will be returned as soon as ,the neessary for malities have been enaet The British ambassador has been to tery Hay regarding the matter, aad him that the London government Vas every thing possible to expedite the slips' return, and that the foreign office~was- having the co-operation of the admiraltx i 'that effort. Dispatches, however, from TOaidad and Caracas fail' to note any steps toward that end on the part of the allied $eets, and it s feared that possibly some m4punderstand Ing of the provisions of the totocol may exist in the minds of the fleet commander, and that that is causing-appargst delay. This Morning's Cgafepgue. After a conference with,hligh,officials of the Washington governpnept ta morning, lasting for more than an bour, Mr. Bowen announced that he would esil oi*e Italian and British ambassado s4te German anvoy tomorrow and in, t be was ready to proceed with tOg drali ng of the ether protocols, namely, thom providing for the procedure to be followe ii referring the preferential questio4 1o T1 Hague. Minister Bowen is desirous 'to finish his work here as promptly /as pbssible and is now simply waiting the pleasure of the nther claimant nations. He will submit a conventioii to the allies' representatives here and as soon as it is signed he will make his plans to return to Caracas. If the other creditor nations wish [o arrange for the settlement of their claims they will have to show more anxiety than they have in the past few weeks. Request, Not Demand. Regarding the request of Germany that Venezuela -pay to her the 15,500 before March 15, which was'the tlme agreed upon n the protocol, has expired, it was said to lay that the question wia taken up in the rriendliest spirit with Wv. powen by the 3erman envoy here, and t it was not nade in the nature of a 4 nd. German ,itizens in Venezuela hate ipade appeal to he Berlin government fMi- a prompt settle nent of their claims, and it was in their cehalf the request was ifade. Mr. Bowen nformed the German envoy when the re luest was conveyed -to lm yesterday that iav-ing signed the peace'protocols he was io longer concerned with the matter, and hat if Germany wished the money the ap )eal must be made thiFough the regular hannels, namely, through )ier representa ive at Caracas. " His Intercessfoig Wanted. Minister Bowen has reieived a cable gram signed by the "Prize Sufferers, Trini tau," requesting his good offices with Great Britain in securing the return of the prizes aken by that country befole the raising of he blockade by the aled powers. The ca )legram is as follows: "All prizes returned by Germany and [taly. Use hrind Influgilee with England. NTearly all prizes belong to poor fishermen who have lost all and arm pinniless here." Minister Bowen sent a -of the cable tram to Sir Michael .Hoibo t, the British Lm'bassador, requesting hin to transmit It o his government at hisjagrliest donveni Promptly Dephaed. The German governe tprough Its rep esentative here, Baron vap,ternburg, has nade a request of Mr. - Ejoln for the hm nediate payment of the.5bo pounds which t was stipulated in t'hi Egotocol signed F'ebruary 13 shrmM. be- *id within thirty lays from that date, as. , preliminary to he .raining of the )toide against Vene :uean ports and the ntio send the guestion of prefere0th3 estasnt of the inokading nations )o ,, ue for' do ermination. Mr. Uos,~pgJly declined to accede to. ..he Informed Baron Sternburg p~ua in the protocol, the- 1ge.if to, the 3erma represnalw a thirty ia.ys from Febrtuary 1, ould 'be on :he -15.h of Mlarch. Mr. Bowen Is in eansultation with the French M. Jusse ad; the Spanish or Ojeda, a the Belgian r, Moncheur, n regard to the s in prepa ration for the et clainis of he citisens of - anat Tene muela. Rough of ents ire already en w t' the Eluropean gev In but :there tre certain pro m about which the . net It Mr. Bowen. The ted to each their 4 part of his -week, peifnal Steps ~or their oit taken. - 2sthbert .Q lteb bse ett omnies todpveensnat - bee tist.as 1ail -lsa . -rteeais t ths At Newr ff G. W.: "So this is how they celeb FLOTIILA OF TORPEDO BOATS. Secretary Moody to Add One to the Asiatic Squadron. It has been practically decided by Secre tary Moody to add a small flotilla of tor pedo boats to the Asiatic squadron, and it is expected that arrangements will soon be perfected to that end. Nearly all the tor pedo boat destroyers and torpedo boats in the navy are now on the home station and it is belived that at least a few of them could be spared and used to good purpose in cruising in the rivers of China and the Philippines. Owing to their small size and limited coal carrying capacity these ves sels qre not capable of making very long runs, but it is believed that in 'ordinary weather they could cross the Atlantic by the short route from the West Indies to Cape Verde Islands and complete the trip to China by way of the Mediterranean, the Suez canal and the Indian sea. The plan is believed to be feasible and it is almost as sured that two or more of the larger tor pedo boats will soon be started on a cruise to the orient for permanent duty on the Asiatic station. THE TB,ANSPO'' HANCOCK. She Will Be Converted Into a Receiv The U. b. S. Haricock has arrived at New York and will be at once put into dry dock for conversion into a receiving ship. The Hancock, originally the Arizona of the Guion line between New York and England, was piurchased by the government during the Spanish war and converted into a troop ship. She was placed on the Paciflo trans port line and made several trips between San Francisco and Manila with troops. With the withdrawal of a large part of the army from the Philippines she was no longer needed by the War Department. and on completing her trip to San Fran cisco a few months ago she was transferred to the navy for use as a receiving ship. The receiving ship Columbia, not being adequate to meet the requirements of the service at New York, it was decided to send the Hancock to that port, and she has just completed' the long voyage around South America. She made the 'trip in good time and without accident, having stopped en route at Valparaiso, Montevideo and other ports. AGAINST THE SUBSIDY BILL. House Committee Votes Not to Be port It. The House committee on merchant marine and fisheries today voted not to report the shlp subsidy bill to the House, the vote being 10 to 6. Those voting to report it were: Representatives Grosvenor (Ohio), Young (Pa.), Green (Mass.), Fordney (Mich.), Wachter (Md.), Littlefield (Me.). Those voting against reporting it were. Representatives Hopkins (Ill.), Minor (Wis.), Stevens (Minn.), Jones- (Wash.), re publicans, and Spight (Miss.), Small (N. C.), Davis (Fla.), McDermott (N. JT.), Belmont (N. Y.) and Snook (Ohio), democrats. Representative Vreeland of New York was not present. UNION STATION BILL. Conference Report Submitted to the House of Representatives. The conference report on the union sta tion bill was submitted to the House to day by Chairman Babcock, and ordered to be printed in the Record under the rule. The report simply states that the con ferees haver met and after full.and free con ference have been unable to agree. The only matters in disagre'ement be tween the two houses is the amount of money to be paid to the Pennsylvania and Baltimore and Ohio railroads. The Sen ate proposes that $1,500,000 shall be pa'd each road, and the House fixes the amount at P,000.000 to each. * Buiness of the Pension Agencies. *Some idea of the vastness of the funds paid out at the .various Dension agencies throughout 'tie country every three months is given 1n a, requisition just forwarded by the Secretary of the Interior to the Secre tary of the Treasury. The requisition calls for an aggregate of $10,95$,000 and is to be paid to small armies of veterans from half a dosen of the agencies during the first week in Miroh. Payments are made at each egency quarterly, but for convenience sake the agencies are dlivided into three groups, each group paying off on a different month. Following .are the figures for Maroh:- Boa ton, Mass., P1,840,000; Augusta, Me., .$700, 000; Wsign, D. di, 1,910,4; Columbus, Ohi. 8,70*.;San- Franciseo, Cal., pM,e 000; Dtot, Eich., 1,000,000. Deani=ed His 3mIgnatinn. The Secretary of- the na,vy hMs -ebesa to accept the ramtynettan of MM*he en M asebw EEE ftMs -nie 45a5 3wse etn* r ee *ate my birthday in Washington 1" PRESENTED WITH A SWORD. Citizens of Indiana Honor Bear Ad miral Taylor. Rear Admiral Henry C. Taylor, chief of c the bureau of navigation, was today pre- i sented with a magnificent eword by the citizens of Indiana in recognition of his brilliant services in command of the battle ship Indiana during the Spanish war, in eluding the blockade of Cuba and the battle of Santiago bay. The presentation was made by the governor of Indiana in the state capitol at Indlanolis. One of the fea tures of the occasion was the reading of the following telegram from the Secretary of the Navy: WASHINGTON, D. C., February 23, 1906. His Excellency, W. T. Durbin, Governor of Indiana, Indianapolis, Ind.: Permit me to express the gratification of t the navy and my own as well that the state of Indiana. has conferred so signal an honor upon Admiral Taylor. The high reputation he has won in war in the command of the r ship which bears the name of your..state, e he more than maintains in peace. As chief of the personnel and . principal adviser of the secretary upon military questions, upon him rests largely the relLonsibility for the efficiency of the navy for the natliopal de fense, and I welcome this occasion to bear testimony to the fidelity with which he discharges this trust. (Signed) WILLIAM H. MOODY. BIOT CABTRIDGES. Supply to Be Sent to Governors of States on Requisition. The. War Department has stnt notice to the governors of each state of the Union that it is prepared to supply them upon demand and according to their legal allow e ances with "riot cartridges." This is a new form of ammunition prepared by the experts of the ordnance bureau after care ful experiment to enable officers of the d law and soldiers to repel rioters with the least possible loss of life to the "inno- c cent spectator," The suggestion for these cartridges came from certain prominent 1 members of the National Guard. The shell is like that of the regular shell 8 used in the army rifle with the important exception that instead of the long nickel plated and steel clad bullet two-balls are placed in the mouth. The design was ap- a parently to secure something of greater I range than buckshot, yet not dangerous to 1: persons at a distance. Here is the offi- d ial description of the new ammunition: f9 "These cartridges " are designed for use a in cases where the great range of the serv- c lce bullet would render its use objection able on account of the danger to persons and property at considerable distances from the firing point. "The cartridge is composed of the service S case charged with a full charge, about 34 grains of smokeless powder and two round balls held in the neck of the case by a cannelure at the lower end and a crimp I t the upper. The balls are made of a d mixture of lead and tin in the proportion , of 16 to 1, and are -alightly coated with paraffin. The diameter of the ball is 0.306 ~ Afch, and the weight 42 grains. The service t primer for smokeless powder is used. ( "The cartridges have sufficient accuracy for effective use at 200 yards, at which range a sight elevation of 350 yards is required. "At 100 yards or less, Are point blank." 0 REPORTED FAVORABLY. udicial lNominations Recently Sent to C -the Seate.c The Senate committee on judiciary today ~ reorted favorably the nomination of Wmn. ' R. Dlay to be associate justice of the United States Supreme Court; also the nomination ca f 3. K. Richards to succeed Judge Day on al the circuit bench; also the nomination of 4 Assistant Attorney General Hoyt to be so- 1 licitor general, to succeed Mr. Richards. n ti List of Vacancies for Xidshipmnen. c The bureau of navigation has compiled a List of vacancies for midshipmen at the Naval' Academy that will exist- March 4 next. There are two presidential appoint ments, one at large and one from the Dis rict of Columbia. Bear Admiral Evans' Flagship. Rear Adiral Evans, commanding the siatic station, notified the Navy Depart ment by cable today that he has transfer- ' red his flag from the transport Zafiro to ti the battle ship Kentucky. He ha been a using the smaller vessel to cruise among ji the Philippine Islands, something it was Impossible to do in the Kentucky, which is ala regular flaghpa The transfer was made yesterdat at Labuan. - Persondl Kantion. Mr. Bruce Fahnestock of this city has ust returned .from a sIx months' aojourg p In Norway and Sweden. Mr;. James L. Ahern of this city has been nppoipted an efficer in the United 8pStat sain sd geodetic su'0'and left Moz%Gq ar ble station. An ad. In The Star is a salesman calling at thirty. five thousand homes every day and being given courte ous consideration in the parlor or library. OBSERVED GENERALLY Was Washington's Birthday Throughout Country. PATRIOTIC SOCIETIES TAD CHARGE Od YEBCCIUS Im VARIOUS C1TIru. lenator Hoar Made an Address Befors Large Audience at Chicago In Other Places. CHICAGO. February 23.-Public sehool%j anks, the board of trade, the stock ex hange and all city and county offices were losed today in honor of Washington's irthday. Appropriate exercises were held by vari aus societies. A meeting was held in the morning at the Luditorium. attended by the pupils of the ublio schools, at which Prof. George U. Tinct of the University of Chicago and Eis Jane Addams of Hull House were the >incipal speakers. Senator Hoar Speaks. In the afternoon Senator Hoar of Mas sehusetts addressed a large audience at the Luditorium, composed of members of the Jnlon Ledgue Club and their friends. The singing of patriotic songs by the udience formed part of the exercises. A banquet will be given this evening by he Union League Club, at which President lancroft will propose the toast "The Ora or of the Day." and Senator Hoar will re pond. Dr. Frank W. Gunsaulus, President Eliot f Harvard and Bishop Gallor of Tennessee rill be the other speakers. In New York City. NEW YORK. February 23.-While there ras no official celebration. today was gen rally observed as a holiday in the greater ity, and there was a very generous dis lay of bunting in honor of the first Presi ent. The public schools, federal, state, county nd city offices, exchanges, banks. etc., rere closed and in the downtown district ittle business was transacted. Most of the retail stores, too, were closed. The weather was bright, and in conse uence there was an exodus to the coun ry. Boston and New England. BOSTON, February 23.-Army veterana' eunions, patriotic meetings and other. vents were Included in the observance to ay of Washington's birthday in this city. Gen. William Booth. commander of the alvation Army, addressed large audiences ,t meetings .in Tremont Temple. The holiday was quit4 generally observed a the larger cities of New England. BALTIMORE, Md.. February 23.-The an Ivereary of George W&shington's birthday ras Observed I ere by the closing of bahl nd exchanges, public offices and the pub c schools. There were alsoa number of celebrations y patriotic sodietes. At Princeton University. PRINCETON, N. J., February 23.-The tudents of Princeton University celebrated rashington's birthday with appropriate ex rcises today. The class of IB76 prize de ate was held, the question being: "Resolved, That experience has shown ie feasibility of maintaining the Monroe octrine." The oratorical contest was held at the lose of the debate, the participants being B. Beaty. 1900, Georgetown, D. C.; J. La. ample, 1905, Beverly, N. J., and.J. H. Duff, X04, Carnegie. Pa. Observed in Richmond. peefal Dispatch to The Evening Star. RICH'MOND, Va., February 2.-The men te was in session only three minutes tonant, djourning in honor of the birthday of f'ashington. The house of delegates was 'ss patriotic, the motion to adjourn being. efeated by a vote of 22 to 82. All state, aderal and enunicipal buildings are closed nd a number of local organisations are aelbrating the day. BOUND TO PROVIDE CABS, upreme Court Holds Railroad to Be Common Carrier. PHILADELPHIA. February 22.-Justice cean, in the supreme court today, handed own a decree in the case of C. D. Loraine 5. the Plttdburg, Johnstown, Ebensburg nd Eastern Railroad Company, reversing: ie decision of the common pleas court of' learfield county, which was in favor of te defendant. The plaintiff is a soft-coal operator, on te Iine of the railroad, which is his only titlet to the market. On November 19 the mpany notified Mr. Loraine that on thme alowing day, unless he sold his coal to the merican Union Coal Company, which is mntrolled by the president of the railroad mpany, no cars would he furnished him. e was offered 1.50 a ton by the American nion Company, and he cl.imed to be able demand 3P in the open market. Mr. Loraine applied to the Clearfield unty courts for a writ of mandamus tainst the railroad company to compel the ,tter to supply him with ears. The peti on was dismissed because the suit was at instituted by the attorney general of ie state and because the defenant com any was not a corporation in ClearaMi wunty alone. Justice Dean decided that the companF as bound to provide cars as a ecomsu trrier and ordered the Issuance of the writ mandamus. AWARDED $115,000 DA'ararnb airoad Company Wins Buit Against Labor OrgaIsaton. LONDON, February. 22.-In accofdance Ith an arrangement arrived at between te parties to .the suit, the court today wrarded the Taff Vale Raflms4 Company 15,000 damages against the Am.agamae sciety of Railroad Servants. After a long trial the case of the. TaE ale Railroad Cosmpany against the Amma i,mated Society of .Railroad-Servants, in ylving many of the question. of great im wrtance to tra$es un1onihm, resulted Die umber 19 in a verdict in favor of thme aintif The latter complained of malicious moles tion, plcketins Itamaeoan &c., diring ie strate 'ot Aua~mmst 'ls ti re das -eese t ass a saBa