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NMLMK DAILY, JUGF WAT. bhsi.s , Un 11is 6W 0s.w . a'' .A s 2% 1w1111 str NW1sW 011s1. . . EAITE*. h 6L New Trk na: Ttems kbig. chmpg oft: hMs SINg. The Deinag Star is served to aubaerihens to the eity by carriers, os their own account, at 10 cents per week. or " cents per mouth. CoPIeS at the cennter. 2 cents eaeh, By zmail--sawhse in the U. I. or Cnada-Poatagse prsepi-4s cents per Oasth. Ustardar star. Pages, $1 Pt Year; with a" n at the 6at one at Washington, D. . so smeami-clo smal matter.) 7A1 mail a aseri . m at t be pam in advanes. Dat.. ef aivea m ale know an aseacatios. AT HEROES'CRAVES Elaborate Observace of Memorial Day THRONG AT ARLINGTON Oration Delivered by Charles Emory Smith. AT OTHER CEMETERIES REVERENT AND PATRIOTIC WORDS LISTENED TO. Services at Congressional, Soldiers' Home and Battleground-Bust of Late Senator Davis Unveiled. This is a day of patriotism-a day of sacred and loving remembrance. Throughout the United States-in the far-off Philippines and in the other pos sc salons that look to the stars and stripes as their protector-the liberty-loving people have thrown aside the cares of labor to join in one common purpose, that of doing honor to the memory of those who gave their lives that the government might be maintained, strengthened and perpetuated. It is the one day in the whole calendar that firmly appeals to the loyalty and patriotism of the American people. To the survivors of the Internecine struggle that waged from '61 to '65-that came so near to dcstroying the principles on which the government of Washington and Jeffer son and their compatriots was establish ed-are brought tender recollections. To the generation that has sprung into existence since those exciting days has come a feeling of reverence for the men who offered their lives on the field of car nage-and out of it all has emanated a feeling of sentiment and of patriotism that increases as the years go by-a feeling that secures inviolate the perpetuity of the government and the sacred rights of her subjects. Perhaps in no other place in this country do these thoughts have greater force than here in the capital city-here where the great wars that have become part of the imperishable history of the American peo ple were directed; here where many of the distinguished commanders sleep their final sleep. The empty sleeve, the crutch, the cane that may be seen here and there in the gatherings today are painful, glaring evi dences of the meaning of war. The year that is gone has seen the ranks of the blue and of the gray thinned by the relentless hand of death. The Vast army of a third of a century ago has been reduced In numbers. but those who remain are the same valorous and chivalrous men in peace that they were when they fought for the glorious cause, the re suIts of which we now all enjoy. Gratifying it must be to these begrizsled veterans of war to know that they have lived to see the grand benefits of their try ing efforts-to see sectional strife obliter ated and the whole people looking with .cheereful heart and renewed allegiance to one government and one flag. So this day of all others teaches a lesson a lesson of patriotism, of strength, of cour age and of a confidence and trust in God. With solemn and impressive ceremonies Memorial day was observed here on a more elaborate scale than ever before. Business was suspended, not only in the departments of the governmnent. but also throughout the city. People of all classes united in per petuating the memory of the heroic dead who, in countless thousands, sleep peace fully in the eight national cemeteries of the District of Columbia. Soldier monuments and statue~s on the government reservations were flag-draped; flags on all of the public buildings were at half-mast; and the na tional colors, with folds caught in bands of crepe, were displayed from hundreds of private dwellings. Services at Arlington. Notwithstanding the absence of the Presi dent from the city, who usually is a con spicuous figure in the Memorial day exer cises at Arlington. the arrangements were elaborate and beautiful. They were under the direction of the Department of the Po tomac. G. A. R., and included a parade of G. A. R. posts and other patriotic organi zations, decoration of monuments and graves and an address by former Post master General Charles Emory Smith. The weather was perfect; cool but with a brilliant sun shining from a cloudless sky. The parade, which was formed on Penn sylvania avenue, with right resting on 15th street, moved shortly after lj o'clock. A fter a short march through the city, the organizations In the parade boarded elec trlc trains for Arlington. The procession reformed at the gates and a national salute was fired by the 4th Battery, United States Field Artillery, as It entered the grounds. Already the 18,000 graves in the cemetery had been strewn with flowers and each marked by a tiny American flag, women of the societies auxiliary to the veterans' or ganisations having been engaged in this patriotic work ince early morning. A touching feature of the ceremony-a fea ture typifymng a country thoroughly re united-was the decoration of the graves in that section of the cemetery where lie the confederate dead. The procession marched to the tomb of the "unknown dead."' which had been beau tifully decorated by a special committee, and there the Marine Band rendered a solemn dirge. The march was resumed then to the section allotted to the Spanish war dead, where another dirge was played. At the conclusion of the ceremony of decoration of the graves, a great crowd gather'ed in the amphitheater. There, un der direction of Department Commander I. G. KimbalU of the G. A. R., and other de partment officials, impresive services for the soldier dead were conducted. At Other Cemaeteries. Under thie auspices of different posts of the 0. A. R., memorial services were held in other oemeteries of the District where soldiers were buried. The orator, of the day at the several ceremonies were as fol lows: Soldiers Home cemetery-Edward P. Seeds. . Congressional cemetery-Captain Thomas H. McKee. Battle Ground semetery-Chaplain C. C. * Pierce. United States army. GIhenwood. Progset Hill. St. Mary's and 6,000 ARE HOMELESS Many Practically Without Shelter and Unfed. FIERCE WORK OF RAINS INESTiXAR SUFFERING PEB VATa AT DES MOINES. Four Feet of Water in Business Section of City-Railroad Traffic Abandoned. DES MOINES, Iowa, May 30.-Four feet of water was coursing through a large section of the business district of East Des Moines at daylight this morning, due to a rise of the river of a foot over -all past records and the carrying away of a section of the levee's dam at Center street. Thirty-five thousand people in Sast Des Moines, 5,000 In South Des Moines and 4,000 in North Des Moines are practically cut off from communication with the main section of the city. Absolutely no attempt is made to trans act business. The street railway company does not expect to be able to start cars for a week. Six Thousand Homeless. Six thosand persons are homeless, 30 per cent of whom are practically without shelter and have been dnfed for twenty four hours, during which time they have been exposed to the constant heavy rain with the thermometer close to the freezing point. Many. women and children shivered all night long in rain-soaked garments, un able to find a dry place on which to lie. Box cars were placed in reach of many of the refugees this morning, in which they could find shelter from the rain, but relief work Is in a deplorable condition and far behind the needs. Great Suffering Prevail. Inestimable suffering prevails. The sud denness of the flood left no time for prepa ration or organization to combat it. Levees all over the city are yielding. In many places the Des Moines river Is two miles wide. The damage cannot be computed, be cause of the fact that close to 2.000 build ings are submerged, and it cannot be told whether they will be carried away. Great damage was done by the brelking of the levee along the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy tracks, which inundated the principal factory district. . Several hundred thousand dollars' worth of machinery is under water. Dosen Ice Houses Washed Away. A dozen ice houses have been washed away, resulting in an approximate loss of S100,000. One of the newspaper plants is flooded, and boats are plying through the business district in that vicinity. To get to the Northwestern Hotel at 9 o'clock this morning it was necessary to use a boat. The water works and electric light and power plant, by heroic efforts, were kept in operation this morning. although the water wah entering them as fast as the engines could pump it out. Railway Traffic Abandoned. If they should cease the city would be without light or water, and ~many big plants using electric power would be shut down. Of the seven bridges in the city but one is open for traffic. Railway service is practically suspended. Water is over the Northwestern, Wabash, Burlington and Rock Island tracks in many places in the city limits. From Fort Dodge, above here, the res Moins river is reported to be two feet higher. and is still rising. The weather forecast is for continued rains. The Rac coon river above here is at a standstill. Parts of City Completely Cut Of. At 10 o'clock all traffic across the Des Moines and Raccoon rivers was suspended. East, North and South Des Moines are completely cut off from the main part of the city. The river was 22.7 feet above low water mark at this time, a foot and a half above all past records. The state fair buildings and churches all over the city have been thrown open to flood refugees. REACHED ONLY BY BOAT. North Topeka, With 7,000 Inhabitants, Entirely Cut Of. TOPEICA, Kan., May 30.--North Topeka, with its 7,000 inhabItants, is an Island and can be reached by boat alone. Houses with the water below the second-story win dow are the exception in the residence dis trict. Three business houses collapsed early to day, the Lacy drug store, Hanley Bros., grocers, and Mois & Meyers, grocers. They had been deserted and no one was hurt. The Jay-Thomas planing mill was de stroyed by fire, started from a live wire, Gas, water and electric lights are shut off, while down Kansas avenue, the main street, water is pouring in a swift stream that at many points would float a horse. It Is im possible to estimate the amage. The river is still rising, Roosted on the Roofs. All night long famnilies over thd worst flooded portions roosted on the roofs of buildings and in upper stories, shooting re volvers and shouting to attract attention. One baker and four of his workrmen who camped on their -roof overnight escaped on planks today. They saw a woman and her two children fleat away to their death and the body of an unknown man--HR-e by. All night-the citizens of the south side labored in the work of rescu, by boat, wagon and horseback. Patrol Horse. Drowned. The city patrol horses wore drowned in the work of rescue. A cold rain is falling today, adding to the discoinfort of .the ,i& tms The houses on the south side are being thrown open and the 'auditorium and other public buildings are filled with ref ugees. Boats are being cofstructed as rapidly as possible. All of the big wholesale buings= aleug the river front are flooded. Goods have been placed in upper floors and abandaned. The city street railway and the south ap proach of the Rock Island bridge went out early today, and the approaches of the big Melan bridge is weakening. Wolf's packing plant Is flooded and aban doned, as are all the Ice plants, epresentative Curtis' Narrow Escape. Mayor Bergunthal and the chief of police are camped on the roof awaiting -ses. Represenltative Charls Ctrtis eseae .with his family in the night, Henry Jordan was drowned tedwy 'wtite trying to rescee a. man bom tree, pd. the latter, whose naame is daelon, 'was swept away. Dneasa= day enreiss ave bapmgs darned, and the 0. A a pe ASSAULTED COIDB.ED WOlfa T. Husband of- Wife of Former Represen tative Arrested at Norfolk. Special Dispatch to The Evening Star. NORFOLK, Va., May 30.-John Pickens, who married in Washington several years ago the widow of former Representative John F. Dezendorf, was committed to jail today pending the result of Injuries to Maggie Grant, a negress who, Pickens Is charged, struck with a lamp this morning, severing the main artery In the woman's head. Maggie Grant Is at St. Vincent's Hospital. It is believed she will die.. Pickens is said by the police to have been on a spree when he entered the negress' house, In a questionable part of the city, and assaulted her. The prisoner's wife was parlysed at the grave of her former husband on confed erate Memorial day, three weeks ago, and dled a few days afterward. , 1P -ANTIETAX BATTLEFTET3. Comrades of the .Blue Strew Graves With Flowers, Special Dispatch to 'The Evening Star. HAGERSTOWN, Md., May 30.-Despite threatening weather a large crowd today attended the memorial exercises held at Antietam national cemeter-y. Capt. J. C. Ward of Hagerstown was chief marshal of the parade and Charles W. Williams, superintendent of Antietam battlefield, was officer of the day. The procession formed In front- of the Knights of Pythias Hall, Sharpsburg,- at noon and marched to the cemetery In the following order: Boonsboro' Cornet Band of Boonsboro', Md.; Antietam Post, No. 14, G. A. R., of Sharpsburg; Reno Post, No. 4, of Hagerstown; Middletown, Md., Band; Masfei Pst No 75 f edsvle ofHsaersofw. fFomrRer n tpnarivin a Areted cemteNryftek ter Sal stewed to he grvesin witar.wesdr nORwOLKh thVand, pMaye s0-ohen mic.s ago the emetery. Addrere Reresdentivee tdayrning the ronlb of Grfinuries tof Mage ecrant oaee nuersr whou, Pofkenlti chare, sn trs.ha aptismrig Arintheio in aurthasy in thea woands MgeGati aay 0.arincentRaHpl.o ona reeen heieteraudec the ev.ss house, in aqetioabl chpart of the cith anid ated herywopesne.i the Phpineswe waan s pryeda h gorve o hrbfrmto n er hsadocofethe erae Meoria day, hrer weks, whgch ad againa fewordy afterArd.ihpGud' r Cbmraheso neete pare Strwae Sealbisty to' aganoing tarbrtin theating eather ra landgte rodmotery aten the mnemrialteerdise thel ato Ateamd inaqtion cmetey.jc hepo Capt Jntcin C.Wardch Hanersto n woa cuhie fars ofenhe paraead harl es batntled wash offinerof thne oa hey. r ofThe procesin foredion fronht-e on-h nodron and maredly undercmteyi themn followin order: whointerot Cret nvand. owevnebr, he; Ao ntetane Post No.14 G.A.cepRnc of harbrtio Renot bNo.4 of aitwn orMalen Mdto. ad inal Gad, Hagerst.wn.armony r.. BANAPOLepherd.,llg ade-Tsohep-e hseratwc.W Voa; Lyouns, . A.R. of ageston.a aag ene Uon arrivin aCthe cemetueheveter in hc mthe bmmaandpae semnmsai. moeand oters.e -m= m-aiit s P,, U8 4..C BIXTENN NEGEO]! D] NWNED. Skiffs In Which They Were Crossing River Ovetfunoet MEMPHIS, Tenn.,,. ky .-Sixteen negroes, composing t(io hisnil of cotton plantation hands, werp daarneig-Wt night In the M!ssissippi.rMe Piean Point, forty iiles north of They left the Child-plahta en after dark Ir, two skiffs. Waves from a piasifig rypse cakied the frail boats -and all hin spve Gne went down. .. A lad, Will Bell ieaped by clIngng to' an oar. WESTEBN MARAD. At Cumberland Confed~rate Veterans .Toined in Exercises. Special Dispatch to The Eveingf $tar. CUMBERLAND, Md., May SO.-Again' here today the UnIted* Confederate Vet erans of James Breathed Canp joined with: Tyler Post, No. 5, Grng Arlby of the Re public, In observing Memorial day. Encampment, No. IN, U1nIon Veteran Legion, was also In thejaraxe, which was led by the South Cumlrland Band. The graves of both. Union said'cofederate dar dersf were decorated morning, and this afternoon the exerci were held in the Academy of Msic, yeC, Hendrickson of the Cumberland bah orator. At Barton there was:4 procession of old soldiers, school' and fra ternal orders. Rev. J. L. 1Vigerand Arch. A. Young of Cumberla d were tspeak ers, the exercises be. held in Snyder's Grove. Interestirgg exercise ere held at Eck hart this niorpnrg and ostburg thin after noon under the auspi of Thoburn Post. The Rev. L. 2. Dutt was orator at the former place and the v. Harry S. Ecker at the tatter. Representative Geo A. Pearre was the speakr at Pedmont ere the loal coun campmte Jnti o. r , Unied Veercan lecbynthe ouned inthn theaod. Toldes gaves oate bosth. Uno-h coolfedr Ped dot, Wser nort tnd. mLke anthsilk atenoo tte eouncild e h eld in Burh Academy ofl M s.pded Cob Hnrckon ofteCmneran of.bat~~ge raor. ofEolNGTONdier , chay 80.ta-wnty fren tnera ordaptv.llard Womonjgthe Ach A.ll Younty state guard, pwed throughk erthet atx7e0riss forhldi Jacksn Inerestngt eues fre ne ae hart thnight bygMajorA~e otghi f noon Wundam ther austo Tpihtund Post RpresenDanvile atone th e TheR. WLum. who Dut wa t-t a tfo te fer d ace wan h v. Hary oaEkr at the lttri.taA. Pat-re wser cilro thled JunorO~ fu~tdAeia M'aics joi==ed ,nhh o ut sodo' ndtater atsee tid schol of feda mont. Wesrpt LdLuewith thle DnmanefSat iad viner wcoutsat guad, pqpia -- latnigtbMaor Ai whed Davie at rao d t of ;the ste.i4 wurmesodir Vol. va. EIGHTEEN GRADUATES. Commencement at St. John's College, Annapolis, June 11-17. Specil Dispatch to The 2Eening Star. ANNAPOLIS, M4.. May 30.-The com mencement at ~St. John's College will take place June 11 to 17. There will be eighteen graduates. Aft address ill be delivered by Bdwin Warfeld; . sdeasondidate for golernor of Maryland. The following are the graduates: Drew Harris bentley, James Clark. Fred. John Cronk, Charles Albert Cummins, Harry Richardson Dougherty, Riley Ellsworth Elgen, ..WiUiam Wilson Galbreath, Enoch Barton Garey, Walton Hood Grant. Thomas White Hall, Douglas Claude Handy. Charles Pope Hollingsworth. Nevons Preston Reed. Le Roy Thomas Rohrer, Frederick William Seward. Samuel Harrison Tilghman. Joseph Harry Wood, Amos Walter Wright Woodcock. The baccalaureate sermon will be preach ed by the Right Rev. Leighton Coleman, D.D., bishop of Delaware, at St. Anne's P. E. Church, and the sermon to the Y. M. C. A. by the Rev. C. W. Baldwin. D.D., of Baltimore at Maryland Avenue M. E. Church. MURDER IN FIRST DEGBEE. Mrs. Kate Taylor Convicted of Having Killed Her Husband. MONTICELLO, N. Y., Maf 30.-The Jury in the case of Mrs. Kate Taylor, charged with killing her husband, Lafayette Taylor, today returned a verdict of guilty in the first degree. Mis. Taylor shot her husband and then cut up the body and burned the dismembered parts in the kitchen stove. TO PROTECT AMEBICANS. Consul at Canton Sends Gunboat Callao to Scene of Trouble. PEKIN, May 30.-The report that further trouble has occurred along the line of the Canton-Hankow railroad is confirmed. The United States consul at Canton is sending the American gunboat Callao to protect the American and Japanese en gineers, who were deserted by their Chinese escort after they had returned to the scene of the former trouble along the line. GENEALT STRIK THrEA TENED. Continental Coal Company Announce. Reduction of Wages. MEYER&DALE, Pa., May 30.-Notices de claring a reduction of five cents in the price of mining coal have been posted at the mines of the Vontinental Coal Com pany.. District President Daniel Young yester day inquireil into the msatter and ordered a strike and the mines are now idle. The 'Continental company is independ ent of the Somerset Coal Company, which operates with one exception 'the resnain ing mines in the Meyersdale region, Beth conmpante last M~arch wanted the ten per cent advance, but refused to sign a scale for one year. It is -confidently expected by the miners that the Somerset Coal Company will also make the reduction after the first of the month, in uWleh event there -will -be a- een eral strike-erdered-throughout the region. FUD STRNGLED 20 DBATN. 1.l1.. Arrest lema Wales Rubbad on PETTBBUR, tPa., Nay U0-Xrs. LeA ofa Jewess,.thirty-five years old, was ta--dr=.ana to dath en the -User et aer 'hem., ITMsgee.treet, about mianight. Aipeamace en -that 'she hand cm mus" uueby Aind herself with a anyart pleep of twine but the esusiess ae 'vdaien fpes.mtig I- - iLeaensa meI R -ALLOPATHIC DOSES Third Term Will Be Injected Into Ohio Politics. SLATE HAS BEEN FIXED HANNA, IT IS RAIT, WILL DOX INATE CONVENTION. Dick Had Candidate for School Com missioner, but His Name Will Not Be Presented. Special Dispatch to The Evening Star. COLUMBUS, Ohio. May 30.-The state ment by Senator Hanna that he will not further oppose the adoption of a resolu tion declaring In favor of the nomination of President Roosevelt in 1904, leaves little of general interest to be developed in the Ohio republican convention next week, and not much of state interest, for the "slate" Is almost complete. and it is known who are to get the principal offices. Though he misjudged the sentiment of his party in regard to President Roosevelt, aLnd would probably have failed if he had persisted in opposing the Indorsing resolu tion. Senator Hanna will dominate the con vention in all other respects, and the can didates will be of his choosing. Col. Myron T. Herrick of Cleveland Is to be the candidate for governor, as has been generally known for some time. Though Albert Douglass of Chillicothe still refuses to withdraw, it is probable that he will do so before the nomination Is reached. He cannot hope for more support than his own congressiorial district can contribute, and his candidacy is quite ridiculous now. For lieutenant governor it is believed that for mer Representative M. M. Boothman of Bryan will be nominated. Otherwise the "slate" contains the name of no old soldier. E. E. Nutt of Sidney, also mentioned for this nomination, has military service in his record, but as he served only in the "hun dred day" organizations, he is not generally regarded as sech an old soldier as would add strength to the ticket Harding Wants It. State Senator Warren G. Harding of Marion wants the nomination for lieuten- - ant governor, but has earned the enmity of Senator Hanna. and will not get it. Harding was one of a half dozen entries in the race for the gubernatorial nomina tion last winter, and claims that Senator Hanna assured him that he -would give his influence- to- no candidate and all would have a fair field. When Harding found later on that the senator was behind Her rick's candidacy he openly accused him of double dealing and refused to listen to a proposition to make him the nominee for lieutenant governor. .ter on Harding changed his mind, and ccrcluded that he would like to have the second place on the ticket. Senator Hanna had also changed his mind about the mat ter by that tie, and concluded to=t it would be necepgary to have a represets tion of the' oldldoldler 6lrment on the ticket for' this position. Senator Harding is a young man, not more than thirty-five, and never saw military service. He is the owner and editor of the Marion Star. The third term question Is to be presented to the state convention In allopathic doses. Up to a half dozen years ago the rulb of two terms and out was universally adhered to. Then there was a let-down in favor of certain judges of the supreme court and the clerk of that court. Now, not only Chief Justice J. F. Burkett of the su preme court, but State Auditor W. D. Guil bert and State School Commissioner L. D. Bonebrake are candidates for third terms, and Guilbert and Bonebrake are on the "slate" to be nominated. The argument in favor of re-electing Mr. Guilbert is that the state has just entered upon a new revenue plan, by which the funds for running the state government are largely drawn from corporations. With all this intricate taxation' machinery Au ditor Guilbert is more familiar than any one else, he having drawn most of the new laws, and it is thought unwise to make a change in the office while the new meas ures are being put into operation. Twenty Years Continuously. The fact of the matter Is, however, that the office of auditor of state is the only state office whose term is four years in length. Most of the others are only two years. Mr. Guilbert has not only already served two terms of four years each as state auditor, but for two terms before that was chief clerk in the office under his predecessor, E. W. Poe, and prior to that he served two terms as auditor of his coun ty, making twenty years of continued office holding for him. It is not strange, therefore, that in Ohio, where office-seeking is a fine art, there are mutterings- against the "slate" makers, who have ordained that Auditor Guilbet shall hold his place at the table where political plums are served. In School Commissioner Bonebrake's case it is argued that it is well known that the school laws of the state are invalid and must be recodified the coming winter, as those governing municipalities were revised iqst year. Professor Bonebrake has already prepared a school code for the use of the legislature, and spent much time in the study of the questions. They want the benefit of his study and experience. There is a more practical explanation of the slating" of Bonebrake, however, which ascribes It to the hand of General Charles Dick. He has a candidate for the position in his own city of Akron in Representative Charles F. Seese, and he is anxious to 'place beses in the position. It was impossible to do so at this time,- however, as the gover noership was already .promised to Herrick of Cleveland, and the state treasurerahip to W. S. McKinnon of Ashtabula. With Bsnators Henna, whd Is to be the nominee of the convention for United Btates senator, this would be a sufficient bunclng of the honors in the vicinity of Cievma.a weithout addina the name of Beese to the list. If an outsider should be nominated for the comsalnar.ship now be would be entitled, under 'the rule, to two terms, and Mr. Seese would have to wrait six years for a chancee to run for the amne, instead of -only three in case Prof. Bomake is nominated, for, he will, of sourse, not ask a fourth term. As already intmated, W, S. Merinnon mesnem to -be the "slate" candidate for state treasurer. It is believed that A. N. Sum smers of Springlield will be nomitnated for supsemne ugIstada of Jidge J. F. Bazkiett. George N.. Watkins.Cm etPike spnyl thur enly oadiat for mes,. of tIkeboatd of public wors. ccaGOd hi US.- .i*- to the Bedsteintel B -t Ch seas: The name of an article of general consumptn that cannoa be advertised suc cessfully in The Star. Address "Advertising," star ome COMING CONFERENCE Republican Leaders to Meet in Chicago TO ORGANIZE HOUSE HAVE EVERYTHING RUADY FOR THE EXTEAOEDINARY SESSION. England's New Tariff Scheme Will Oc cupy the Serious Attention of Congress Next Winter. Representatives Hemenway, Sherman and Tawney, three prominent republicans of the House, were in Washington yesterday at tending to departmental business concern ing their respective constituencies. Repre sentative Hull of Iowa also came into town for a short visit and brought word thpt the factional differences, growing out of the tariff question, had been settled by the Iowa republicans, and that a platform had been arranged for the state convention upon which both factions could stand. The most interesting development of the visit of these republican leaders was the statement of one of them that a conference is to be held in Chicago later in the sum mer, to be attended by the leading republi cans and presided over by Speaker-prospec tive Cannon. At that meeting the organi zation of the next House is to be planned and probably the principal chairmanships will be decided upon. To Organize the Next House. Congress, according to the declared inten tion of the President. is to be called in ex traordinary session November 9. The Cu ban reciprocity treaty is to be put into effect by Joint action of the two houses, and the Aldrich financial bill is to be pushed for passage. It is said to be the desire of the House leaders to arrange the preliminaries of or ganisation so that no delay will follow in getting down to actual work. The caucus for the selection of Speaker will be a pro forma affair entirely, if Mr. Cannon lives, and need take but an evening's time. If the Speaker has his committees ready for appointment Congress can proceed with business by Wednesday following the assembling. It will be necessary for the Speaker, at any rate, to have the ways and means, banking and currency and appro priations committees ready when the extra session assembles. Mr. Hemenway is to be chairman of ap propriations. There are vacancies to be filled on ways and means, banking and cur rency and appropriations, and the Chicago conference will probably decide the allot ments to those places. England's New Tadrf Ue-o* I'e republican representatives were very much interested in the new tarif scheme of England, as advanced by Mr. Joseph Chamberlait. Their first impulse was to experience a sense of salisfaction that free trade England Is at last combag to ludorse the American theory of proectieo and itd hand-maiden, reciprocity. The unaninous opinion was that this action of England ought to have a good effect in the United States In the coming national electiom and react to the benefit of the epublican party. It was pointed out that the tariff ques tion Inevitably will come up In the presi dential campaign, with the democratic party taking the free trade end, as ust:. These republicans thought that a powerful argument will be given the protectionists by the spectacle of England raising tas iff walls around herself and dependencies, and practically entering upon a trade war with the United States for the benefit of Canadi. None of the representatives overlooked the serious aspects of the British proposi tion, however. In its relation to our foreign trade. It is realised that if Mr. Chamber lain's idea is carried into effect American Interests will suffer. N~. Chamberlain's Proposition. As the American representatives under stand the Chamberlain proposition it In volves these pomnts: First, reciprocity within the British em pire, meaning practically free trade be tween the mother country and Canada. Second. a tax on foodstuffs Imported -into Great Britain. Third. the admission of free raw mate rials. Fourth, retaliation by England on any country which raises a tariff wall against a British dependency. The second and fourth clauses are of most interest to the United Btates. The ex ports of American products to England ex ceed many fold the export of British pro ducts to, America and England is one of the best markets for American foodstuffs. Mr. Chamberlain's plan would discriminate against -American wheat and flour In fa vor of the produdts of the vast fields of western Canada and British Columbia. There is no question that the American Congress will be called upon to give serious consideration at the next session to tariff relations with Great Britain and Canada. Personal Mention. Col. John J. O'Connell, 30th Infantry, who left Washington with his wife and daugh ter, on Friday the 22d for San Francisco, Cal., will sail for Mnila. P. I., to join his regiment now stationed there. He has a son, Capt. J. J. O'Connell, 28th United States Infantry. stationed in the same city. Mr. James E. Fitch has loft the city for a vacation. He expects to return August I. Mr. Samueal D. Pruitt has returned from Dover, Del., where he spent several days visiting friends and renewing acquaint. ances.. Thibs is the Brat time Mr. Pruitt isited his former home since he left it fot this city sixteen years ago. Mr. W. F. Spranay of Washington. D. C., returns to Orkney Springs on Tueday, wrhere he will spend the summer. Naval Orders. Lieut. C~mander G. E. Burd from the Boston to the Union Iron Works, San Fran isco, Cal., for duty as assistant to inspec tor of machinery. Pay Inspector W. W. Woodhuil (retired), to the navy yard1, Boston, Mass., for duty on the Usuthery.. Assistant Paymaste T. D. Harris free. the Princeton and await orders. Paymaster H. T. Umimhng (ietired), free. the Sauttery and nm= ether duties. .Amsistan Paymnaster W. B. Beenre from the Verstown and await ordes. Gen. Weste Nueh Me'e. A Mspb.- inesage was reesdent at thae War Department about neon today free Saie., ssyn tilat G2=s=el Weden et ;he M=.si=temes= dsssent, who is pg ji h Vab ==paan asset a --m- w - n se p-' eenty asoa anumatiesamart-g