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No. 15,617. WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, MARCH 16, 1903-TWENTY PAGES. TWO CENTS.
THE EVENING STAR. MBLIBD DAILY, XCEPT SUNDAY. %ose . i1Ih bIet .ad Pea.yl.ania Avete TM Evening Star Newspiper Company. I I BAUMPUANN. Preuident. New T.rk @Oe: Trihbu. Bi!ag. Chi.ag. 01l... Tribune Building. 1"he .. nag 'tnr it a. rvid " , et rirra 1~ "1 Ity l.y nirrIr., "n t er , u --ut - . t I utu per %,"ok. .r 14 . tc t t. r n,au ,t 4'p . s at tI e rounter. : ' . ta ,'a. h Ity mat' any n . - w. t "' ts" . tl. or .'annadn I""~:.-" p,r-a d r, eut a p."r "inatb. Mptnrla tiar. :' par". tl I.r ie.r; with f,r . IK.. postage addel. 83 ,o. fl'kter.d at the J.+t oft,- nt Wa.a-Incton, 1 . , Ua u'eond-clnSa mall maIter.t 17 All mail asbs-rlpt lo.+ intat h- pall Ini a-lranee. Ratea of adt-'rtising made ku-mu on appl ation. CRISIS AT MEMPHIS Flood in Mississinpi Breaks All Records. SITUATION IS SERIOUS PEOPLE OF NORTH MEMPHIS ABANDON HOMES. Levee at Hollybush in Danger of Be ing Cut Down-Laborers at Work. MEMPHIS. Tenn., March 16.--The crucial test of the great levees along the Mississip p1 Is at hand, and if they withstand the pres.mre of the immense volume of water now rushing southward the most sanguine predictions of the government's engineers will be fully veritled. The river gauge this morning marks 3R1.t, a rise of six-tenths since 7 o'clock last evening. This is the highest stage of the water ever known here, and the weather bureau officials predi.t forty feet before the crest of the * flood passes. The high water mark in the great flood of 1l+t7 was 37.3. In North Memphis the situation is as suming a serious phase. Hundreds of peo ple are abandoning their homes, and every industry located along Wolf river has closed down. Street car service in this part of the city has been practically aban doned. and skiffs are being brought into requisition. Several railroads have been seriously hampered by the encroaching waterr, and the lazoo and Mississippi Valley has an nuilled many of its schedules because of washouts south of here. Hollybush Levee in Danger. Reports from Hollybush. eighteen miles north of Memphis, state that the levee is being badly washed on top by- the swift current. Two hundred laborers are work ing to save the embankment, with only partial success. Hundreds of sacks of sand are being thrown about the levee, and the sheriff of the county is impressing many negroes into service. The weak point is about 1.40 yards in length, and the water is running over the tops of the levee. Reports from Dyersville. Tenn.. say im mense damage has been wrought in that section by the high water. Many planters in the Mississippi bottoms have fled to the hills, and report that their homes are being washed away. Several stt:hioats left here this morn ing for points north and south to pick iii) r, fug"". s. TO OPEN THIRTY-FOUR GRAVES. Philadelphia Police Seeking Evidence Against Negro "Herb Doctor." PHlil.Ai"EE-.PiiIA. March 1W.--The polcee autth~r;ties have directed the opening .,f thirty-four grav es. having mrcured evidence whieh leads them to bel-ve that George lIo se,v, the negro "herb doctor." Is re sponsihle for at least that niany deaths. Ilossey I- in jail as an accessory to the murder of Wm. G. Danze, whose widow is charged with having administered to her husband slow poison, furnished by the negro. "We do not know how many poisoning cases can be traced to Ilossey," said a po liee official today. "but thus far we have secured evidence that has warrant( d us in directing the opening of thirty-four graves. ThIs sttep) will bsegin at once. and we belIeve the result will show that As sistant Dilstrict A ttsorneyv Shoyer was not e-xaggerating when he brandatd Hossey as an a rch-p4oisosner. "This case is assuming proportions far bseyond the comprsheitn of t hos4e con - nietedi with it at t he' ime Hotssiy was arrsted 4. The real Investigation is just be ginning, nnd before it proceeds much fuirther startling tdevelopments willi crop up. There mayv be several arrests, but they are not likely to come un-til the organs oif the bssdii s ' xhumt d have be'en examined by the chemists.' I)etectives are searching for a white wo nion who Is alleged to have re.srsen'ted Illosse ini the psrelimilnary dealings with ONE KILLED, TWO BADLY HURT. Eoiler Explosio-i at Republic Iron Works, Toledo, Ohio. - TiljlII)O. Ohio. March 14.-In a holier ex pilosion whIch wrecked a large portIon of the lCast Toledo mills of the Republic Iron and Steel ("mpany today oine man was kill and4 t.wo othters burned so badly that they may die. The dead: J' tn Tlhosmpson,it watter tender, agedl forty e. unm sarritd . fo rmeil y of FintdIa y, Ohio. i he snjuirsd: MelvIn l'pdegraff, aged thirt y -ninte. night engineer, married, burned fromn h. ad to foo5t and crushed by falilin-g bricks; lienry F"ust. aged tifty-six, watch matn. buirn'-d about head and face and crushed.byt bricks. Bloth injuried men have large famIlies. It wIll never hse kntown how the accident occurred, as the dead man was the only one near the boIler. The top oif the boiler, weIghing a ton, was blown through the air for half a mile, htirtling just over the tops of twenty houses and finally gouging a hole fully towenty feet deep; ini the ground. Iron flues by the dozen wtre driven de.ep inito the earth. 4n en-'4-tire end of the mill wan blown out. cauin~ag a. property damage ofi $40,0010. It wIll take a month to reputlr the plant. CHEERS FOR CHAMBERLAIN. But They All Came From Conserva tives and Unionists. IDNli N. March 16.-4olonial Secretary Chamlwrilain's re-entry in the house of commons todayi~ was signaiized by an un usully cordial reception from the conserva tives anid unIonists, while the liberals and natIonalIsts maintained a signIficant silence. Volleys of cheers from the government sup porters greeteds the secretary as he entered the house. and lasted several minutes, Mr. Chamberlain looked much worn, but was obvislsy in the best of spirIts as he rose to inform a questioner that he was afraid it would be difficult to collect and publish all his South African speeches. He was ashamed to say he had made about seventy, and he had not had time to read them, much less ctollect them. There was vociferous liberal counter demn onstration when Mr. Crooks. the new liberal member for Wooiwtch, who recently won that district for the opposition, took his seat. EgUMinen estes at Polo. SAN FRANCISCO, March 16.-Th'e sec ond game of the international polo 'match between the Rugby, England, and Burlin game, Cal., teems has been won by the Californians, the score being 3 to 2. The British team won the first contest. The de udSing game will be piayed tomerrow, %~i ~%. - THE SUPREME COURT CHIEF JUSTICE FULLER AN NOUNCES RECESS NEXT WEEK. The Famous Ellis Glenn Case Re manded for Trial-The Railway Guide and Lists. Chkif Justice Fuller in the Supreme Court today announced a recess of the court from next Monday until April 6. The court quashed the writ of habeas corpus granted by Judge Jackson of the northen district of West Virginia in the case of Ellis Glenn, alias E. B. Glenn, and remanded the case for trial. This Is the "man-woman" case which has attracted considerable attention In West Virginia. The woman for years masqueraded as a man, under the name of Ellis Glenn. She was tried for forgery in Wood county, West Virginia, at the May term of court, 1901, and the jury disagreed. She claimed at that time that she was the sister of "Ellis Glenn." At the fall term of court, when she came up for retrial, she claimed that she was being twice placed in jeopardy for the same offense, and sued out a writ of habeas corpus before Judge Jackson. The writ was grantcd, whereupon Hunter H. Moss. Jr., prosecuting attorney, appealed from Judge Jackson's decision, and the court today sustained the appeal. The court granted a writ of certiorari in the cases involving the right of the Rail way Guide nnd Lists to the privileges of sec.,nd-class mail matter, recently decided by the Court of Appeads of the District of Columbia adversely to the contention of the Pos:naster General. The court affirmed the decision of the court below in favor of the Anglo-Amerl can Land and Mortgage and Agency Com pany, a British corporation, against the Nashua IN. H1.) Savings Bank in the suit of the former to enforce an assessment on 1,th) shares of stock held by the latter. The question involved was the authentication of f,reign laws. The court advanced to the October term the case of the board of assessors of New Orleans agt. the Comploir Nationale d'Es compte de Paris, involving the taxing pow er relative to foreign corporations. The case of isabella Gonzales, a Porto Rican woman, who was detained by the im migration authorities at New York last August on the ground that she was liable to become a public charge, also was ad vanced to the same term. She attempted to sue out a writ of habeas corpus .n the ground that she was not an alien, but the writ was dismissed and she now appea:s the case to the Supreme Court to determine whether as a native of Porto Rico she can b"' held under the immigration laws appli cable to aliens. NECESSITY FOR INSTRUCTION. Gen. Baldwin's Order to the Officers of His Department. In an order issued to the lfftcers of the Department of the Visayas Gen. Baldwin, commanding, says: "Th. conce ntration of troops in this de partment affords opportunity for their in struction in larger bodies and along lines which the c~nditions of service during the past few yc ars have not in general pcr mitted. The necessity for this instruction, and its importance alike to the commis sioned and enlisted forces, should be plain to all concerned, but the attention of com maading officers is particularly directed to it at this time to secure the uniformity In instruction necessary to the attainment of the best results. To this end a course of practicable instruction is prescribed for every command in this department and wi.l be in addition to the course under G. 0. 15:k of 1101 and 102 of 11MY2, H. Q. A., and to such drills and ceremonies required by reg ulations or orders of higher authority as are not included In the course Indicated herc in. "The drill season will be the entire year. It is not practicable from the varying c'imatic conditions to prescribe hours of drill or from the varying conditions of in struction to define exactly the limitations to be placed on particular parts of the course. Except as indicated generally these will be left to station commanders, but it is not expected that even during rainy season instruction will be suspended, and commanding oficers will so arrange drill hours and station administration as to assure uninterrupted progress and practi cable or theoretical instruction daily, Sat urdays and Sundays excepted, regardless of weather conditions.' JACKSONVILLE BANK CLOSED. Result of the Report of the Examiner to the Controller. The First National Bank of Florida, at Jacksonville, Fla.. was closed today by di rection of the controller of the currency. upon the report of an examination made by National Bank Examiner Charles A. Hanna, which showed the bank to be in solvent. National Bank Examiner J. W. Norvell has been appointed receiver. The failure of the bank, it is said at the Treasury D)epartment, was due to losses which absorbed the entire capital and sur plus, leaving a deficiency in assets, which are of a slow character and of poor grade. consisting largely of prosphate and lumber mill machinery, insurance policies, real es tate. etc. The bank has liabilities of $375,182. The resources and liabilities of the blank, as shown by the last report of condition, February 6, 19)03, were as follows, cents omitted: Resources-Loans and discounts, $204,111; overdrafts. $2,293;: United States bonds to secure circulation. $50,000; stocks. sec ur itles, claims. etc., $21,829; banking house and other real estate, $29,220; due from banks and bankers. 319,695; cash items, re demptiorn fund, ete., $22,7'27; specie, $25, 294. Total, $3175,182. ILiabilitIes-Capital stock. $50,000: surplus and undivided profits, $11.51t9; circulting notes, $48.200; due to banks and hankers. $46,997; individual deposits. $1X8,465; bills payable, $30,000. Total, $375,182. ATILANTA, Ga., March 16.-A Journal special from Jacksonville, Fla., says: The First National Bank of Florida closed its doors today by order of the controlller of the currency. A national bank examiner has been placed in charge of the bank. No statement has been given out by the presi dent of the bank, Joseph ML. Shoemaker, or any of the officials. The First National Bank was one of the -o!desariad strongest institutions in the state. Secretary Glen. Spinner of the United States treasury was its first treasurer. Army Orders. Contract Surgeon S. B. McC.ure has been granted leave of absence for one month. Major Arthur Murray, Artlillery Corps. has been ordered to this city to consult the chief of artillery in regard to the preparation of the examination to be held for the appointment of master eleetricia. Second Lieut. John V. Sp,ring, ir., Artil lery'Corps, has been transferred by the President, at his own request, to tS. 7th Cavalry and ordered to join that~ troop at Camp Thomas, Ga. Second Ieuts. R. H. Kelley and ,7ohn G. Macomb, recently appointed from elvU life, have been asasigned to the 4th Infantry' and 14th Infantry, respectively, and ovier-. ed to duty with these regbmeats In' the Phmansmaa. REPORT REJECTED PROTESTING NAVAL BUREAU CHIEFS SUSTAINED. Action of Acting Secretary Darling Regarding Allotment of Rooms in Mills Building. Acting Secretary Darling of the Navy Department has disposed of the trouble some questions which arose in connection with the allotment of rooms in the Mills Building, or Naval Annex, by sustaining the protesting bureau chiefs and rejecting the report of the special board appointed to consider the matter. Briefly, the plan of the board- was to transfer the bureaus of medicine and sur gery and yards and docks from the Navy Department to the Mills building, and to transfer the bureau of equipment from the third floor of the Navy Department to the offices vacated by the bureau of medicine and surgery on the first floor. The chiefs of these bureaus entered a vigorous objec tion to the plan, and it is said that Admiral Bradfcrd, chief of the bureau of equipment, said he would resign his commission if it were carried into effect. It is explained on behalf of Rear Admiral Bartlett and the other members of the special board that their only idea was to keep the offices of all the bureaus together so far as possible and not have them di vided between two buildings. Acting Secretary Darling, after hearing from the bureau chiefs, decided that it was better to keep them all in the Navy Department building and to assign the overflow working force of each bureau to the Mills building. Orders were given to that effect. Consequently Rear Admiral Bradford and the other bureau chiefs will retain their present quartcrs. So far as settled the Mills billding will be occupied by the following named offices: Basement and first. second and third floors by the hydrographic office; the fourth floor by the general board, the board of inspec tion and surveys and the examining and re tiring boards: the sixth or seventh floor will be occupied by the hea.quarters of the marine corps, and the remaining three floors will be occup!ed variously by the naval dis pensary, the navy pay office and offices of several bureaus of the Navy Department. The occupation of the Mills building will cost the government $44.500 a year, of which $22,500 is for rent and $20,00 for care and maintenances. CAPT. MONTGOMERY'S CASE. His Detail at the White House Will Not Create a Vacancy. As construed by the law officers of the War Department, the clause of the army appropriation hill authorizing the detail of an officer of the signal corps to duty in charge of the telegraph office of the White Hlouse may he executed without changing the existing status of the offlcer so de tailed. The clause provides that such ap pointment may be made, "with the advice and consent of the Senate," and that the officer so detailed "shall have the rank, pay and allowances of a major." As is well understood, the legislation is in the in terest of Capt. B. F. Montgomery of the signal corps, who has been In charge of the White House telegraph office for many years. Although there is some difference in the wording of the statutes regarding them, the authorities will treat the White House de tail as similar to that of the superintendent of the Military Academy and the officer in charge of pulic buildings and grounds, both of which details carry higher rank and pay. In the expected event of Captain Montgomery's appointment he will be car ried on the army register in his actual rank of captain, with a foot note explaining that while serving in the executive office he has the rank and receives the pay and allow ances of a major. There-fore, as he remains in the corps and is not actually promoted the detail will not create a vacancy nor make any actual change in the corps. CLERICAL CHANGES. Appointments and Promotions in the War Department. Changes in the classified service of the War Department have been announced as follows: Appointments under civil service rules: Office of the chief signal officer-Robert G. Blaine of District of Columbia, clerk, at $720. Bureau of insular affairs-Hizie C. Sudler of Maryland, messenger boy, at $240. Promotions: Office of the adjutant gen eral--George W. Nagle of Maryland, from c:erk, at $1,t0, to clerk, at $1,800; Richard J. Donnelly of District of Columbia. fro,m clerk, at $1,4004, to clerk, at $14100; William M. Smith of Pennsylvania, from clerk, at $1,20, to clerk, at $1,400; Rtufus WV. Poar son of Arizona. from typewriter, at $1,000, to clerk, at $1,200; Herbert C. Davis of OhIo, and Lucien H. Whipple of Vermont, from c'lerks, at $900, to clerks, at $1,000; (George BI. Edward of Porto Rico and Mrs. Geralda Potter of Indiana, from clerks, at $810), to clerks, at $900; Mrs. Margaret Leonard of Colorado and Miss Eleanor Cree of Ne w York, from clerks, at $720, to c:erksi, at $840; Harry P. Clarke of Minnesota. from clerk, at $600. to clerk, at $720; Charles H. Schafer of District of Columbia. from messenger, at $660, to messenger, at $720; Fletcher F. Hayes of North Carolina, from messenger, at $600, to messenger, at $6'00; John P. Cronan of District of Colum bia. from messenger, at $540, to messenger, at $000. Office of the chief of ordnance Harry H. Hargraves of Ohio, from clerk, at $900, to clerk, at $1,000; Wilson B. Strung of Massachusetts. from clerk, at $840, to clerk, at $900; William M. Johnson of Con necticut, from messenger, at $060, to mes senger, at $720. - Personal Mention. Mr. John B. Kimberley of Old Poin.t Comfort, Va., and Mr. W. D. Cronin oi London are at the Shore-ham. Mr. Gardner C. Leonard of Albany, N. Y., and Mr. W. R.-Mackenzie of Portland, Me.. are at the Arlington. Baron Uslur of Germany and Mr. C. J. Clarke of St. Louis, Mo., are at the New Wllard. Mr. 0. B. Shulp of New York and Mr. Chaleners Llppinoctt of Phil-adel.phia, Pa., are at the Raleigh. Col. N. C. Martin, chIef of the military division in the office of the auditor for the War Department, is recuperating for a month at his boyhood home on t-he bank oi the St. La,wrence river in northern New York. Mr. Frank B. Weller has gone to Hot Springs. Ark., for two months for the benefit of his health. G. M. Hunt, auperintendent of registry, city post ofilee, is conifined. to his homne with an attack of the grip. Represnentative William Sulzer of New York and Mr. Cotter T. Bride )tft Wash inton Saturday for Palm.- Beach a.nd, Miami, Pia. Before returnin ty wil 'visit Cuba, Ierto Rico adMatnqe The eianorg of pensions has or dered the pressetien eA N. Rovmspson to the pesttUon of 5ift of the a.Mdivision to take the pas of W2 goa.e. 1gbo haa AT THE WITE iHOUSE President Announces Some Appointmeus. WILL START APRIL 1ST TO GO TO YELLOWSTONE PARK FOR A REST. Then He Will Return to Open the St. Louis Exposition and Go to the Pacific Coast. The position of assistant secretary to the President, made vacant when Mr. Loeb was promoted to be secretary, on the going out of Mr. Cortelyou as executive head of the new Department of Commerce and Labor, was filled today by the appoint ment of Rudolph Forster of Virginia, the present executive c erk of the White House. The appointment is a deserved promotion for an able official. Mr. Forster's abilities were recognized by Secretary Cortelyou, who advanced him whenever possible. The promotion of Mr. Forster results In pro motion for a number of other old and efli cient clerks of the White House. Mr. Foster was born in the city of Wash ington, October 30. 1872, and was educated in the public schools of this city; is a graduate of Columbian University law school. Was appointed from Virginia as a clerk in the Unitei States commission of fish and fisheries in 18l4, and in March, 1$.i, was detailed for duty at the White House. Was appointed to a clerkship in the White House in May, 1897, and pro moted to executive clerk in May., 1Pet. Secretary Loeb also announced the fol lowing promotions in the executive office: Warren S. Young of Ohio, from clerk of class live, to be executive clerk to the President. Nelson P. Webster of New York. from clerk of class four, to be clerk of class live. Mr. Young was appointed 1o a clerkship in the executive office by Preskien.t Gar field. li was a close personal friend of President Barfield and was at Elberon inI attendance upon him during his illness and at the time of his death. Mr. Young nas remained at the White House ever since and is widely and favorably known. Mr. Webster was for several years a clerk in the War Department and was con lidential secretary to Senator Flkins wiie the latter was Secretary of War. He is a graduate of the Northwestern University, Evanston. Ill., and of the Law departmeat of Columbian University of this city. These appointments are all based on merit, the men appeinted having been well trained for their duties and having shown exception-il fitness for the posittons. The Presidenes Western Trip. President Roosevelt spent much time to day with western sendtora dissussing his trip to the west and the atea he will make in the various states. The widespread in terest in the tr1p, and general desire for stops at cities and towns, ts causing al most as much pressure on the President as if he had a bag full of political plums at his disposal. The President dicussed some of the details of his journey With Senators Hopkins, Hansbrough, Bard, Quarles, Long, Mitchell, Allison, Heyburn, Warren, Dietrich and Kearns and Representatives Hull, Hepburn and others. The President is to make a large number of specches during the trip. He will leave Washington April 1 and reach (hicago, his first important stop, the next day. He will spend all of April 2 in Chicago, and will make an address in that city. The pro gram of his stay there is to be arranged. On midnight of that day the President will leave Chicago for Wiiconsin. His first stop on the :'d will be at Madison, which he will reach early. The legislature willt invite him to address that body in the state house, and he will do this. From Mad ison the itinerary includes Waukesha. and t.e same day the nain stop will be at Mil waukee. In that cit.v he will be given a bangiut by the Merchants and Manufac turers' Association. April 4 the President w:ll be in La Crosse, and the next day in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Easter Sunday, the- 12th he will be in Minneapolis and St. Paul. From Minneapolis the Presidcnt will go directly westward, making a few stops in the Dakotas until he reaches Yellowstone Park, where he and Secretary Root will camp for two weeks. Cavalry officers hav ing charge of the park will have the Presi dcnt as their guest, and troops of cavalry will form his escort If he wants one. There will be no hunting in the park, it is stated. The President wants absolute rest, and when he gets Into the park he will be able to have that, as it cannot be invaded by a crowdi of curiosty seeker's. All the mem bers of the party except the President and Secr. tary Root will remain with the traitn at Cinnabar, outside the'park. The Prtsi dent wilt proiably be aocompanied, how ever, by John Burroughs of New York, the well-known poet-naturalist. The president's time in the p)ark will be devo-ted to study of natural h'istory, as found in the park. The President has a wide knowledge of natural history. It is likely that not a gun will be fired by the President while in the pa,rk. After Leaving the Park. Toward the las-t of April the President will leave the Yellowstone region and start back east. On April 27 hwwill make a number of stops in Nebraska. among them being Hastings, Llnooln, Fremont and Omaha. From the lMttr city the-President will go into Iowa spenbAig 'tio days in that state. He will #viit variouseetlies and towns. From Iowa he. will go to-St. Louis, where he 'will spend (beSOthl at the exposi tion grounds. LevfgSt. Lt iO the Pres ident will go westwa-imeuri, Kan sas. Colorado and the t~ytipto southern California, reaching end4~ the 7th of May. A good many~ atepwi be made in California, the Pedet ing sev eral days in woin ~wit to San Francisco. While in CalBteiIia,the Presi dent will visit the Yosemite fieS and take a brief rest there. Oregon will he entered lmy 2I. thle Presi dent reac.hing Portland atl.3 p. in. . on that day. He 'will stay .there' over'might and leave the next mlorging. MI'acam will be reached t,he .evening- of my 2Z and the night will be spent thefe. From Tacoma, on thie morru,ng ofs ~ JU, the President and lisa party will taeastemm to visit points on Puget somi1df InatMnWr the navy yard at Bremerton. :On. tige eesing of May 23 the party will reseg SMattle, forty miles from Tacoma. Se.turday nighft and Sunday will be spent there. On the 25th a trip of about ten days will be made. thronglh cen tral and eastern Washinston. Eileneburg, North Yakimna, Walla WaRa and Spokane will be visited in the or4et~ named. From Spokane thle Prueesitgt will enter Idaho, stoping at Harsison;ok the afternoon of May 201. -A step- wil-As made at Wallace tihe same day. an- tit Ptesident .w111 run r.ight on to Montana,'aepping at Butte and Helena on the. 27th. Re will rnedn book lnte Idahnou -t t ~th, ',visitg: noise, Nampa t Honge hoahone. Th~29th be lbpt , tp.being -k@ at Oglso. 14ke. Mayr 30, Deorsation day, will t in Wyonning. So will the 1st of euasaie Law' amie wili be the~ 4. daya. Frwome -on bk diret to / :7 "JUST SAY T he 17th of Jum. The President will have -eturned to Washington by that time, and t is thought to be prhbahle that he will tecept an invitation heretofore extended to tim to attend the saengerfest. The New Consul General. Maj. A. W. Edwards of Fargo, who has oen nom'nat(d as consul gerneral of the Lrited States at Montreal, called on the President with Senator Hcnsbrough. Senators Platt. Aldrich and Millard called i) the Presilent on different matters. and 3enator Hanna spent some time with the lef executive. Sonator Dillingham intro luced some frien,is, and Senator Kean of New Jersey had an laterview. Colornel Urell of the Spanish War Voter ins called on the President and discussed he treatment of veterAns of the Spanish American war in the matter of appoint rents in the departments. Sqnator Dietric.h introduced H. C. Lindsay, who is his canlilate for United States at .orney of Nebraska. The settlement of this ippointiment a.Tpears to be about as far off is for the past t.hr-e or four months. Telegraphers Pay Calls. Ralph Easley presented the officials of the wo organizations of commercial teleg aphers of America. Those who met the President were J. F. Ahearn. J. J. Hope, M. T. Reidy, T. J. MlcDonald, B. A. Riley and Percy Thomas. Mr. McDonald is president f the International Union of Commercial relegraphers and Mr. Thomas president of he Order of Commercial Telegraphers. strong efforts are being made to unite the rganizations, and it is regarded as likely hat this will be dune. Col. Cody to the President. The President has received the following etter from Col. W. F. Cody, dated Lon ion, March 3: "For the benefit of future teneratlons the timber, and eslecially the inderbrush, must be protected now, before is too late, from the sheep devastating he mountain water sheds, as they have al ady done the valleys and tableland. If eep are allowed to browse on the under rush of our mountains in less than five ,ears from now the home seeker, the man tehind the plow, the actual taxpayer, will inve to leave the Big Horn basin for want )f water to irrigate his land. No one uows this better than yourself, for you are :amlliar with all of the west." WILL BE BURTED HERE. emains of Lieut. Col. Baldwin to Be Taken to Arlington. Lieutenant Colonel John A. Baldwin, who lied at Battle Creek, Mich., yesterday, was torn in Iowa March 30. 1851, and appointed om New York second lieutenant in the h Infantry in July. 1872. He served with at regiment in the Yellowstone -expedl on in 1873 and afterwards in the Powder iiver expedition in 1876. He was stationed nNew York from 1891 to 1807, when he as transferred to ArIzona for duty with e National Guard of that state. Early in L00,O while major of the 22d Infantry, he erved in the Philippines, but was taken iIn the following December and compelled return to the United States. From Sep mber, 1901, to January last he was on re ruitng service in California, but hIs health ain becoming affected, he was granted k leave and went to Battle Creek for eatment. His remains will be brought to this city r Interment at Arlington., VACANCIES IN THE ABMY. leutenanies From Civil Life Have All Been Promised. The existing vacancies in the grade of cond lieutenant in the army Include 10 in he Cavalry, 13 In thie ,grtillery, 75 In the ifantry and 14 in the Corps of Engineers. rhere are 16 vacancies in the grade of rst lieutenant in the ordnance department. rhee may now be filled by detaIl from nong the second lieutenants. of. the line. rhe eligibility of second lieutenants ought i replete the diminIshed personnel of the. orps. There are two vacancies In the in spector general's department and one va ny in the pay department, and all three will be filled by details from the line. While there are thirty-five vacancies of the grade of second lieutenant to be filled y appointment from civil life it is stated : the War Department that these places ave all been promised and that there re mains only the official designation of those who are assigned for examination for pro motion. It is expected that the vacancies nthe junior grade of the army will be lrgely absorbed by the West Pointers and hose promoted from the ranks. The first la.ss at West Point has anumericalstrength tfninety-three and in all estimates provi ion is made for that number of graduate. tIs expected also that -the promotions rom the ranks will be more nnmerous thaa Ni Wilns Continues to Imigg'0 Ih Y1 C lE \V)RI). NEW SOLICITOR GENERAL. Dath Administered to Henry M. Hoyt by the Chief Justice. Chief Justice Fuller today administered he oath to Henry M. Hoyt, the new soliei or general of the Department of Justice. o the retiring solicitor general. J. K. Rich 1rds as United States circuit judge for the ixth circuit, and to Judge Vandeventer. as I'r.itrd States judge of the eighth circuit. Subequently Mr. Hoyt. the new solici or general. was presented to the Supreme 'ourt by Judge Rhhards and Chief Justic, Fuller, on. behalf of the court, took occas lon not only to express his pleasure in re "elving the new solicitor general. but to :xpress his appreciation of the services of the retiring officer and his best wishes for him in the future. Henry M. Hoyt is a son of the late Gov rnor Hoyt of Pennsylvania. He gradiat sd from Yale College in the class of Ia7s. and at the Law School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1881. He read law with 11iaeVeagh & Bispham of Pilladelphia, and practiced at Pittsburg for two years in the )fce of Mr. Shiras, whorecently retired from the supreme bench and who was then at the Pittsburg bar. Mr. Hoyt then went into banking, and was successively assistant ashier of the United States National Bank :f New York and, treasurer and then presi lent of the Investment Company of Phila ielphia. He returned to the practice of his profession in Philadelphia in 1893, and was appointed assistant attorney general by President McKinley in June, 1807, since which time he has been discharging the luties of his office in the Department of rustice. Mr. Hoyt's class at Yale was the same one of which Governor Taft, Governor Runt and Minister Bowen are members. DEATH OF H. CLAY STIEE. tssistant Chief of Division in the Treasury Department. Mr. H. Clay Stier, for thirty-five years a althful and prominent official of the gov ?rnment in the office of the auditor of the P'reasury Department, died at the Leam ngton yesterday morning at 10 o'clock. He had been in failing health for a year r more, but for several weeks had been 3onflned to his bed. Mr. Stier was a man of unusual strength )f character. He was a native of Fred trick county, Md., but for forty years had been a resident of this city and for thirty lve years had served at the same desk in :he Treasury Department. He had charge f the mint accounts. amounting to several bundred millions annually, and had visited wvery mint in the United States on special rnissions for the government. Possessed of rnarked business ability and faithfulness, hte enjoyed in an eminent degree the con 'idence and esteem of his official superiors and tilled for some time past the position f assistant chief of division in his office. Mr. Stier was one of the oldest members f the Vermont Avenue Christian Church. an elder in that church for thirty years and for a quarter of a century its Sunday tchool superintendent. He was a director f the city Bible Society and prominent in all good works. A man of marked indi viduality, of sound judgment and strong .ntellect, he impressed all with whom he :-ame in contact. He leaves a widow, Mrs. lennie L. Stier; one son, Ii. Clay Stier, jr., and four daughters, Mrs. George S. Cooper, iM!rs. Eugene A. Byrnes, Mrs. Frank Good wrin and Miss Jennie Stier. Funeral serv Ices will'be held from the Vermont Avenue Dhurch at 8 p.m. tomorrow. Interment will be private. General Court-Kartial. A general court-martial has. been ap pointed to meet at Fort Washintton, Md., it once for the trial of such persona as mnay be brought before it. The deta:il for the court is as follows: Capt. Gustave W. B. Stevene, Capt. Henry L. Newbold, Capt. Laurence C. Brown, First Lieut. WIlliam R. Harrison, First Lieut. Fred. L. Dengier, Becond Lieut. John C. Steger, Second Lieut. Ratph E. Herring and First Lieut. Homer B. Grant, all of tie ArtilRery Corp. Private KarIey's bentence. Privante James F. Marley. Troop H, 2Jd Davalry, having been tried by a general court-anartial convened at Fort Myer, Va, and found not guilty ot desertion, but guilty of absgence without -leage, was sen tenced to forfeit to the United States $10 of his pay: to snake good tio t'he United Bate, the cost of his aprehension, and to be confined in eeUtar~y conlemst on brea,d and water for the period of four - teen days- nosentence has been aprov ad by the departanent commande., Ceant ugmd Mass With Kalm, UNULr I -ssienh- -count von Qamt, bst' seiws#a -of the Germa e=ma at fr h so ev f-5 trr 4 .1,. 11 , i . tt . . .. HAD ROYAL BACKERS Prosecutors of - Whitaker Wright Discuss Claim. NOT NEW STATEMENT HIS TRIAL IN ENGLAND XAY BE DIFFICULT. British Government Will Pay Cost of His Extradition and Prosecution. IINI)(DN. March t-J."hn Flower. e-hair mant of the sharehol)ders' tornnitlee which inmtigated the proseutioi of Whitaker Wright. the director of the l..nuln and Globe Finance Corporation. wh<. wai. ir rested yesttrday on his arri%al at New York from Franhe, says "1 see Wright is quoted as saying ie had a iwerflt pr,tector in an .xaltel quarter. That statemet is not new to ie it ;s the keynote of the whole case.. ''Prlor to the failure of the I td.n aid Globe, certain persons ma;ntain. Wright had in his possesaion let-rs from leading menbers ""f the En:dllsh riyai f:. nil. show ing they w,ere mixed up a lls trn;i!s.wi1ttns. We have no docunioiit:iry pr.,"f .f thas. Wright itimsna,li is probahly tihe. nl man in the world who could prev.- It. If ie has such letters they mught rn ,w to ii" in the prasion : t:h. New Y..rk p .te as we suL;."S I hey San:-111".-l i:- efT..ts, and W right Is n1,t lik~ ly to . e su.-h at j..werful wea '-m. of deftnse" out iif i.s li'. tao lng. Chief Issue in the Case. -"Wit A. a few weeks the hif isu ii In the Wri;ght car." will be the yue stion of the comiiirity or otherwise .f th mist exalt e.1 lcersonages in the emjpir in Wright's finaietal an A ,ther schent-s. We do not antlpate any difticuidty In .bt.'.ning his ex tradition, bit if what Wilght's friends taintaiLn turns out to b' true his genuine prosecuti,n will be,me -ini extremely dell cat- matter. We b.elieve, lowever, t.hut the lawyers at present engageI wi;l silt the matter to the bottom regali.'ss , f any cu Sl6,rring to the interview with Wright ,publsht'd in the New York Ii. raid today Mr. F1. wer said: 'i iliti s rip.tiize with \right wh.;: he says the Iatuiur of the lAwn d" n a:i t;:ohe was due t. ihe tit .o.hery of others. 'l'eri is no iou .t if th-it. Itit it m ust 1. rem ,i. ih red that f.r th:'e m onths t:rior to the failure. whi-! W\rii,it %a.is was dir"ctly due to trithry, the London .ind (1. bo- h-id not a cent in its 1.."ker. yet it was dting over a half a millian pounds sterling in speliiation at .-very sit tlenent. Proceedings Against Wright. "The government-s decision that the di rt-'ti.rs as a hibdy could not he i roceled against does not preveat W\'right, as the p-rime factor in the rotten 'oi:ittinins which existed before the failure, lm":ng maile to take the respnsibillty." Attorney l;enerail Finley, in the house of commons this afternooin. sai.d the crown w.iuld I;y the cost of the .-xtradition of W\i'ighlt and the N.ynent by til, wn of the while exi.. .; t 1r pr.'. -,ings would! bo n d-r..1. ii:; 1 : o..ut:"i, how etv,r, would 1.. left It th- h.iut.s .if tne ofE ii r.-e:iter of the la.nd..n anl tao',^ C'or NE\W Vii RK. March 1.;--Whitaker Wright. arres1 yeste:iay at thw request of he is iad..n pollire, w:as ta.kert to the F"e. ral idi'lI!ing to.tay to be arraigned be fore Cirnissiorr Alexander. M-s ..ornce "riowne. said tp be his niece, who arrived with hint . esterday. and whio ilisa ppeared from thle Albhemarle Hot~el late-r inp lth' ,iat. went to the. ofittce of l'nited States Ma rsha&Illoitk'l wijot her coitmsel. She was not a prisoner. Miss Browne's Statemnent. Miss Browne, while she rip. atidly asked to be' excused from ainswcer!::g quiesti: na made partial replies whe-n i1uesti in. d by reprsentatives of the press. She said she was the niece of Whitaker Wright. but. knew nothing about his financial affairs. Mr. Wright, she said. did not bring a, large sum of money with him. "It is not the custom of English people to travel with large Sums." site said. ''Thcy' secure letters of credit or drafts. instead of carrying large amounts of rr.on.-y. L have only a small sum withm me, enough to carry me along, but, of course. I am able to secure any aimounit I needa for any pur pose." Miss Browne said she wouPldl return to England very shortly. Whitaker Wright says he will waive xr tradiion and return to England. Arrested in New York. A dispatch from New York yesterday says: .1. Whitaker Wright. the London pro moter, who is accused of being contcernted in colossal frauds in conntetiun with the organization of various financ'ial courpira tions. was arrested today ont the arrival of the French Line steamer La Lorirainte, from Havre. The arrest was matdt- by two ceun tral office detectives, at the ri (quest of the London police. Wright was taken to po lice headquarters and later ti the Tombs police court, where he was arraigned be fore a magistrate and tutrni.d over to the United Stattes authorities. He was then taken to the Ludlow streat jail. With Wright on the steamship was a tall, good-looking young woman. who said she was a niece of the prisoner. Her name was on the list as Miss F. Browne. Wright, when told that he was under ar rest, showed no evidence of excitement. and said that he was a friend of King Edward. His principal concern was to avoid pub licity, and he asked that his arrest be kept from the newspapers. Wright and his companion were entered on the original passenger list as M. Andre. ~oni and Mile. Andreoni. That Wright did not expect to be arrested is shown by the fact that soon after the steamship left Havre he told the purser that a mistake had been made in making the tickets out in the name of Andreoni. His ticket was consequently changed, and his- namne ap peared on the additional list as Mr. J. W. Wright and that of the woman as Miss F, Browne. 1. Whitaker Wright's Operations. The financial crash of the companies floated by 3. Whitake Wright came in De cmber, 1900. There were eleven of these. Including the parent company, entitled the Ziondon and Globe Fina nce Corporation, with a total eapital of 360,675.000. Wright was the --ana=gin= director. Few millionair~es lived in the same oeystyle as Whitaker Wright. In Le,London he had a miniature pai ace, in the drawing room of which was a copy of the famous Cabinet du Rol ofLoi XV. It took three years to completean cost smany thonmands of pounds. At Ge alminr he owned a country seat, in ba1 fying which 660 workmen were eggd cotaln. cn.tly teat*a- and setmary brught free Italy. Wrt's stabes alone e-e a emeBU Sortune. aveu o s-re osik ad1=storstts*=pel athe sbN 3 ,. w.a at.4 .. wit...a [uxn~m.and at one time h a lbs mem thn r