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SERVIA'S KING BUSY
Wires Are Hot With Mes
sages From Monarchs.
SYMPATHY OF RUSSIA
NICHOLAS AND FRANCIS JOSEPH
SAY NICE THINGS TO PETE.
Austrian Emperor Calls Assassination
Reprobated Crime, but Wishes
New Ruler Success.
BELGRADE, Servia, June 17.-The cabi
net ministers and other Servian offilcials
here are jubilant over the czar's telegram
to King Peter. demonstrating sympathy on
the part of Russia. King'Peter has tele
graphed to the czar thanking him warmly
for his message.
VIENNA, June 17.-The king's message
to the Emperor of Austria follows:
"Geneva. Switzerland. June 1&-I hasten
to inform your majesty of my call to the
Servian throne, to which I have been elect
ed by the unanimous vote of the senate
and skupshtina. I intend to take up again
my ancestral traditions and hope to bring
freedom and happiness to my fatherland.
I respectfully pray that your majesty con
tinue to evince to me those feelings of
sympathy which your majesty entertained
for my father up to the time of his death.
Should your majesty be pleased to show
me the same sympathy in the fulfilment of
my duties it will make lighter the task for
me. It is my intention and firm resolve to
The emperor replied in the following
"Vienna. June 17-His majesty, the King
"In acknowledging the fr(endly notifica
tion of your accession to the throne I de
sire to assure you without delay of my
complete sympathy and wishes that you
may have a long and happy reign. May it
be vouchsafed to your majesty to carry
out successfully the noble mission devolved
upon you by restoring peace, quiet and es
teem to your unhappy land so sorely visited
by 1 succession of internal storms and by
raising it again after the severe fall which
it recently sustained In the eyes of the
civilized world through the heinous and
universally reprobated crime. Your majes
ty may rely on my support and friendship
in executing this task. and you may be
convinced that it will always be my heart
felt desire, as it is your own, to maintain
and strengthen the friendly and neighborly
relations which have existed so long be
tween our two countries.
(Signed) "FRANCIS JOSEPH."
Francis Joseph Wires.
VIENNA. June 17.-Cordially worded tel
egrams have been exchanged between Em
peror Francis Joseph and King Peter, but
the emperor in the midst of his congratula
tions to the new ruler seizes the occasion
to denounce the assaissins.
Wishes for Prosperity.
ROMI. June 17.-King Victor Emmanuel
has telegraphed his congratulations to his
brother-in-law. King Peter of Servia, also
expressing his wishes for the tranquillity
and prosperity of the country under the
No Servian Xinister.
LONDON, June 1.-In accordance with
his promise Premier Balfour, in the house
of commons today, amplified the informa
tion regarding the attitude of the British
government toward Servia.
lie said the diplomatic relations with
Servia, which ended with the death of King
Alexander. had not been renewed. The
government had considered whether it
should mark its reprobation of the crimes
which had disgraced the Servian capital by
withdrawing the British minister.
It. however, had been thought better that
Sir George Bonham remain at his post and
protect British interests. He would not be
accredited to the new government until
further information was received regard
ing the circumstances under which it had
come into power.
Those powers in regard to whose attitude
the government had received information
had instructed their representativ<ps to ac
cept the provisional government as the de
facto authority with which current busi
ness should be transacted.
Noted Xen Take Degrees at Pennsyl
PHILADELPHIA. Pa., June 17.-The
147th commencement of the University of
Pennsylvania was held today at the Acad
emay of Music. The exercises began with
a procession of the graduating classes,
deans and members of faculties, candidates
for honorary degrees and specially invited
guests. Governor Pennypacker occupted a
seat upon the stage.
Degrees were conferred by Provost Har
rison upon nearly GUUO graduates in the va
rious departments. The oration was deliv
ered by Dr. Horace Howard Furness. the
Shakespearean scholar. Honorary degrees
were conferred as follows:
Doctor of laws. Francis Preston Venable,
president of the University of North Caro
lina; Charles D. Walcott. director of the
United States Geologie:tl Survey; Reair Ad
mir:tl John Grimes WValker, U. S. N.
Doctor of science, (ioL Win. Crawford
Gor gas. U. S. A.
Doctor of letters. Prof. Felix Emmanuel
Schelling, the Shakespearean scholar.
AN A RMY OP CHILDREN.
Great Labor Demonstration in Phila
PHILADIDLPHIA. June 17.-Probably the
greatest labor demonstrat;on ever witnessed
in this city took place today, when thou
sands of striking textile workers marched
from Independence Hail to the city hall,
where a mass meeting was held.
The feature of the parade was the army
of children who are employed in the textile
mnills. Each youthful parader carried a
small American flag. There were numerous
banners containing appropriate Inscriptions.
One bote the simple statement:
"We want to go to schooL"
The bulk of the parader. came from the
Kensington district, where about 00000 tex
tile workers are on strike.
Russia 'Will Not DeumanA Pnthment
ST. PETERSBURG. June 17.--The csar's
congratulations to King Peter are consid
ered a public expression of the unquallmed
favor with which the proclamation of King
Peter was received in offietal circles here.
It -is regarded as extremely unlikely, in
view of the attitude of the lervianpeS.
that Ruesia wiflB .b
the powMes should tepunisinneet
et the assas et EiSg. Alexambet auG
TRE FLAG WAS RAISED
OVER NEW DEPARTIENT OF O
Interesting Exerciae.-Rem*ren by G.
A. 3, Commander KimbaU and
The flag was raised on the building of the
new Department of Commerce and Labor
at 9 o'clock this morning, in the presence
of Secretary Cortelyou, Commissioner Gar
field, Mr. Frank H. Hitchcock, chief clerk;
Mr. William L. Solbau, disbursing clerk;
Commander Kimball of the Grand Army of
the Republic, with his staff, and the various
officials of the department located in its
Commander Kimball was accompanied by
Mr. Abraham Hart, senior vice department
commander; J. Tyler Powell, chief of staff;
B F. Chase, assistant adjutant general; A.
P. Tasker, assistant quartermaster gen
eral, and H. S. Stevens,. department chap
The flag was raised by Colonel L. D.
Bimpus, past commander, Lafayette Post,
No. 20, captain of the watch of the De
partment of Commerce and Labor, assisted
by William Murrell, past commander of
Isaac M. Tucker Post, and Jere Smith, the
last named hiving performed a similar
duty at the White House for over a gen
Commander Kimball's Bemarks.
When the flag was hoisted in place, Com
mander Kimball, addressing Secretary Cor
"On behalf of the Grand Army and of
my old comrades of the war. I want to
thank you for the invitation you have
given to us to be present at this cere
mony-the hoisting of the flag over the new
department. It shows your appreciation of
the old soldiers. It shows your apprecia
tion of the flag, and all that it means. And
it is especially appropriate today, just after
Flag day, and the anniversary of
the first great battle of the revolutionary
war-the battle of Bunker Hill-that the
old soldiers should assist in this inaugura
tion of the service of putting up the flag
over this department, which is not a de
partment of war, but a department of
peace-one that we hope will take into all.
the world the commerce of our country
and reap those results which the soldiers
by their fighting helped to accomplish-the
placing of this country In the forefront,
not only in war, but in peace, and all that
peace means. in everything to make good
citizenship and to make the country the
pride of our land and the pride of the
"Mr. Secretary, on behalf of my com
rades I thank . you for what you have
Secretary Cortelyou's Reply.
Secretary Cortelyou replied as followis:
"Commander: It is altogether fitting that
under such auspices as these the flag should
be raised on the new department. In ask
ing you to participate in this simple cere
niony, we were influenced very largely by
the reasons you have given in the very ap
propriate address you have just made. I
thank you for being here, with your staff
and others, representing the Grand Army
of the Republic, and I need hardly assure
you that in the work of this department it
will be our constant hope and .purpose
that nothing shall be done unworthy of
Secretary Cortelyou's Commission Not
Yet Ready to Report. -
The commission on statistical work ap
pointed by Secretary Cortelyou of the De
partment of Commerce and Labor in order
that all the statistical -work of that de
partment might be per.formed without du
plication. is still considering the questions
that have been brought before it. When
the commission was appointed the See
retary had in mind the possibility of hiLv
ing revorts from time to time from the
commission which might be the basis of
official action by him in rearranging the
work of his department, As the work has
progressed, however, the comiission has
found it to be inexpedient to bring in 1,ar
tial -reoorts because it has been seen that
the work of rearrangement of the statis
tical work of the government must be de
cided once for all as a whole. This idea
has received the approval of the Secretary
who has given the commission the broad
est scope possible, so that it is ander no
restriction as to the making of its report.
It is not likely now that any partial re
port will be made. but when a complete
agreement as to the best method of .uni
fying and consoliditing the statistica-1
work has been determined one report will
probably covet the entire field of the re
search. Commissioner Carroll I. Wright
of the devartment of labor is the chairnun
of the commission, but during his abseice
Director North of the census bureau _ill
occupy that position.
DEPARTED FOR KTET..
Admiral Cotton's Squadron Left South
ampton This Morning.
Rear Admiral Cotton, .commanding the
European station, notified the Navy De
partment this morning that hc had trans
ferred his flag from the cruiser Chicago
to the battle ship Kearsarge, and that the
two vessels named, together with the
cruiser San Francisco and the gunboat
Machias, left Southanmpton this morning
for Kiel to participate in the regatta of
the German navy next week.
Consul General Turner at Ottawa Re
tires Prom the Servie.
The resignation of United States Consul
General C. Il. Turner at Ottawa has been
received by the President. The resigna
tion followed some difficulty which Mr.
Turner has been having with the account
ing officers of the government. The place
is one of the most desirable in the consular
service, paying as it'does nearly 35,200 per
annum. Mr. Turner was appointed to the
post from Connecticut during the first ad
ministration of President McKinley, at the
instance of Senator Platt of Conpecticut.
QUIET AT MOEN.
Gen. Baldwin Beports 0n the Situation
The latest information which the War
Department has received from General
Baldwin concerning the situation at Mo
rend, Arts., is to tbe effect that quiet had
been restored,'and that United States
troop. were no longer necessary. General
Baldwin, however, intended leaving a
troop of cavajry at Morenci, and has di
rected that a troop of the 3d Cavalry at
Fort Apache, Aris., make a practice march
to Morenci, to be available in case there is
further trouble. Departusat' offecals My
that the press disgiatches from Denver pub
lished tils morning showred a misconceptJon
of the military orders.
111e Dolphin Arrives dit Eitie.
A telegram was reived at thap Navf Ded,
AT THE WHITE HOUSE
New Civil Service Commir
H. F. GREENE OF DULUTH
NAMED TO SUCCED MX IAEL 3
Discrimination Against the Union
Veteran Alleged-The District
Announcement was made at the White
House today that Henry F. Greene of Min
nesota has been appointed civil service
commissioner to succeed James R. Garfield,
who was recently appointed commissioner
of corporations in the new Department of
Commerce and Labor. Mr. Greene is from
Duluth. and has been a lawyer in that city
for a number of years. He is a graduate of
Princeton, having been a classmate of
President Woodrow Wilson of that institu
tion, and President Wilson has been one of
the principal indorsers of the new ap
pointee. Mr. Greene had the recommenda
tion of the entire congressional delegation
from Minnesota, thechief justice and asso
ciate justices of the supreme court of that
itate and other people of prominence. Mr.
Greene was especially urged by Represen
In 1814 Mr. Greene was.a gold democrat.
So was J. Adam Bede, his sponsor. They
both yoted for McKinley and have since
then become republicans. Mr. Greene is an
advocate and student of civil service in the
government service. As a member of tIe
city council of Duluth he succeeded in put
ting through that body what is known as
the civil service chapter of the Duluth
The announcement of the appo'ntment
was made this morning, after Commis
sioner Procter had held a somewhat
lengthy conference . with the President.
Whether the appointment was one of the
matters considered by the Pres!.dent and
Mr. Procter is not known. It is suppos,d,
however, that a number of civil service
questions were discussed. It had recently
been reported upon apparentty good author
ity that the President intends to cl.assi'y
laborers doing clerical work in the depart
ments, but members of the civil service
commission say that if the President has
-any such intentions they do not know
Old Soldiers Discriminated Against.
Judge Ivory G. Kimball, commander of
the Department of the Potomac, G. A. R.1
laid before the President today a strong
case against the system of registration for
employment of laborers in the government
service so far as the old soldiers of the
country are concerned. Judge Kimball
handed the President a written statement
of the facts and the manner in. wh:ch the
registration system works in depriving old
soldiers of positions on the laborers' force
in any of the departments. He showed that
under the system there is practically no
chance in the world that a veteran of the
civil war can obtain employment, despite
the fact that he may be fully -qualified to
perform the duties of the place to which he
Judge Kimball called attention to the "act
that no veteran of the civil war can 'be
under fifty-six years of age. The system of
marking for registration of laborers is to
allow credits for age, physical condition
and adaptability. For age a man between
twenty-five and. forty-five may obtain 100.
The maximum credit for a man of fifty-bix
is 82. From fifty-six up the marking is
much less. For physical conditions the
rate of marking is also low. Thus, as
pointed out by Judge Kimball. the vetera-i
of the civil war starts out with a handicap
of 18 points on age besides a handicap on
physical condition. "Under this system,"
said Judge Kimball, "I do not know of a
single veteran of the civil war who could
secure employment on the laborers' rolls."
Thousands of veterans at this age, and
even beyond sixty, are strong enough, it
was claimed. to perform the duties required
of a laborer in many positions, although not
all. Judge Kimball recited the case of a
comrade known to be physically in splendid
conditien who has been unable to obtain a
general average in his ratinrg for laborer
of over 90.10, and he has stood exceptional
ly high. le has been unable to obtain a
position because young men secure bett!r.
The President was much interested in tl'e
presentation and will refer Judge Kimball's
papers to the civil service commission with
a request for a report. The President is
said to feel that when a veteran is able t.
perform the duties of a particular place in
a department he ought to have the same
opportunity for appointment as younger
The District Judgeship.
The appointment of a successor to Judge
Hagner of the Supreme Court of the Dis
trict is before the President in such a way
as to take up considerable of his time. It
is stated , that the President has reached
no conclusion as to the successor of 'Judge
Hagner, and that he baa before him the
names of a large number of candidates for
the position. Senator McComas of Mary
land had a conference with the President
today about the vacancy and took time in
recommending that the President appoint
John Wirt Randall of Annapolis to the po
sition. Senator McComas urged that Mary
land should have the place, as it is a Mary
land man who is making the vacancy.
Senator Fora ker of Ohio was one bf the
President's callers today. It is understood
that he is urging a Cincinnati man for the
vacancy. This man is ex-Judge Daniel
Thew Wright, one of the best-known law
yers of Cincinnati. It was recently report
ed that Senator Foraker had recommended
the appointment of Judge Horace C. Hol1
lishter of the court of appeals of Cincinnati
Before Judge Hollister's+ name was'- men
tioned, however, Senator Foraker~ had pre
sented ex-Judge Wright's name. The Pres
ident is expected to take. the matter up
with the Attorney General in a short time
and settle upon some man. There are a
number of western men before the Presi
dent, and the belief prevails in some cir
dles that a western man will be named.
President Has Many Callers.
A committee from the Veterans' Clubset
the government printing offBee called at the
White House'-today to invite the President
to attend the annual picnic of the club, to,
be given at Mount Rainier, Md., near the
District line, on Saturday next. The com
mittee was comp~osed of C. M. Robinson,
president of the cdub; William Ramsey and
W. W. Bartlett. The invitation was left
with Secretary Loeb, to be submitted to the
Ex-Secretary John W. Foeter called on
the President to pay his respects. Mr.
Foster has completed the counter esse of
this government in the matter of the
Alasan boundary, and it ii be submitted
to the arbitration commnittee siulutanetnsay
with Great Britain's counter case, .me
tinse in July. .Th*eanuunimion wiil auet $p
oLin ugust to bear, assumente.
mananerGlowe, U, U4L. *1 whe
turned a ahort time ago. frean nG
where ha was othe mawal .attadhp
11n$ted Utates,at the enseahs of this 4on
Hardware ManufaetursW anon to
day invited the Prseet* ttend the
semi-annual meeting of the_*8iation at
Saratoga. July 17. Thg t said that
he would not be able 1to t the invita
Governor Hunt of Porto Rict paid a visit
to the President this botting- and will
call upon him later for a Conference as to
affairs in the Island..
- Senator Cockrell f. Missouri called on
the President to present IL -attr.
Representative Cooper, clhrman of the
Insular affairs committee of the House,
talked with the President for a sort time.
"The people of Wisconsin are for the Prps
Ident for renomination and re-election with
out question." said Mr. Cooper.
A large number of rePlsentatives of
the Erest singin. seletles that have
been- attending the nradtheastern aenger
fest. at Baltimore. called at the White
House during the day and were receiv-d
by the President.
Reoresentative Driscoll,of New York pre
sented Charles Cooney -of Syra-2uss.
Reresentative Cooper of Texas present
ed a humber of friends tem that state.
Assistant Secretary ATms.tong of the
treasury presented J. J 'Gaines, collector
of customs at Corpus C10isti. Texas.
KENTUCKY BAD MEN
LOK0ING FOR TBOV=X AT THE
JACKSONj Ky., June IT.-When court
convened this 1norning Judge,'. F.. French.
leader of the French factiodof the French
Eversole feud, began the-*peWing argument
for the defense of Jett and White. He de
clared that County Judpe 131apis. who
said that Witness Crawf*rd bad been ar
rested. had lied.
Juhdge Blanton sprang to h feei and ap
proached Judge French. but =isor Jones
threw himself between thq me. and Judge
Redwine finally secured tiufet in the court
room. Judge Redwine threatened to send
Judge Blanton to jail for 0ontegnpt of court,
and admonished Judge French to be more
temperate in his language.
Capt. Ewen, guarded by a detachment of
militia. was taken to a t*ain this morning
and departed for a place of safety. Pre
vious reports of his departure were given
out to throw. his enemies off their guard.
In going to the train today~ the portion of
the town controlled by the dominant fac
tion was avoided.
TEN THOUSAND OUT
NEW YORK BUILXG , TRADES
NEW YORK, June 17.-Ien thousand em
ployes of the George A. Filler Construction
Company were thrown ot of 'work today
by order of the company, ~thus making the
lockout In the buildinE trades complete.
While not joining the 4leyeks' associa
tion in membership, tbp fuller Company
took this sympathetic Aetion n.tUq same
grounds as those maiita'ni by merabers
of the association.
Today the 150,000 labbrjg v*n who are
Idle because they are Y4rober'ef building
trades unions have. Pen seigrd with the
ultimatum of the combined contiaihg
constructors. That ultinatum is that they
will remain idle so lon a4 the Individual
unions refuse to sign the plan or agreement
of arbitration and conciliation proposed by
the employers' association.
Backbone of Marine X|gineers' Strike
at Norfolk 3oken.
Special Dispatch to The Evenisg Star.
NORFOLK, Va., June 17.-The marine en
gineers of Norfolk and the owners and rep
resentatives of owneri of steam vessels
who have been at loggerheads for the past
fortnight as to a new scale of wages de
manded by the engineers are no longer
making any statements. to the press as to
the developments of- the wage differences.
Vessels are gradually' resurfing opera
tions, some with outside ihd soMe with Nor
folk men who were thTOn out of employ
ment two weeks ago. There 'are, many
ves-els in Norfolk harbpr now paying the
new adopted scale and others, plying in
Norfolk waters which are not paying the
association scale of wages.
The strike, it is now thought, is ended
al:rost entirely In the ivor of J:e steam
:oat owners so far as those Lngineers who
did not win out in the first days of the
strike are concerned.
'The Old Dominion Steamship. Company
tcday brought out its*Viver tugs that had
been tied up s'nce the engineers inaugu
rated their strike. The engineerW employed
are all Norfolk men who went to work for
the old scile.
United States steamboat Inspectors Tap
Iey and Nicholson today began an investi
gation of charges against C. A. Buck, an
engineer accused of attempting to tamper
with the machinery ,of the Norfolk and
Berkeley ferry steamer Elisabeth. The
charges were preferredl by A. M. Hampton,
a fireman of the steamer EI'sabeth. whom
the accused engineer says he has frequent
ly had occasion to re)ort. Buck is still In
the employ of the ferry company and talks
freely upon the charges. He .4xpects a
prompt acquittal. Hugh C. Miller, assist
ant United States ditfiet attorney, is coun
sel for the accused.
REBET.TION IN KWANG SL
Southern Chin Has Troubles of Her
VICTORlIA, B. C;, Juud. N.MAecording to
mail advices ,receiret frem tokohamn,.
while the Russian probieua In 'manchuria
remains in a state of sheNancM attention
has to a certain extent liied~ div&ted to the
southern borders e T1U, here fresh dis
turbances have ocemre
Kwang 31 hae been- tlWtof-a formida-~
rebellion for somer times, ~ine disturb.
ances are reported. tram the dighboring
province of Yuenna. Soani' pf me tdports
arriving -at- Peking from tM pvince are
of an alarming nainre. .
The Japan Times: of TopuUishes dis
patches from Peking thte mua au
thoritiss in -Manntireia/wsetlning
of 'insecurity QA l~ and grol , have
hired hundreds gf(hiez'amn
many qf ~ Moria -desd the broe
garb of Russian 0elders.' c4~lsgto a
vernacular. paper,~ Chn#g in 3Man
churia is reporated te'lbav&-.een punished
at the instance,ist' Ru -
inte oonrsep -4
WERE ALL REJECIED
Designs for McClellan Statue
REPORT 0F THE ADVISORY COX
Sheridan Statue Will Be. Placed in
Sheridan Circle-Botanical Gardens
Favored for Grant Xenorial.
The statutory commissions charged with
the arrangements for the erection of statues
or memorials to General Grant, General
Sheridan and General McClellan in this city
met at ghe War Department today and
were occupied several hours In their delib
The most important action taken was the
rejection of all the models submitted In
competition for the McClellan statue and
the selection of Sheridan circie, at the tAer
section of Massachusetts avenue and 23d
street as the site of the Sheridan statue.
The XcClel1an Statue.
The McClellan statue commission was the
first to meet. It is composed of Secretary
Root, Senator Wetmore and General Rug
gles, U. S. A., retired,"the latter represent
Ing the Society of the Army of the Poto
Congress made provision for the McClel
lan statue in an act approved March 3.
1901. In accordance with invitations issued
by the statue commission the leading
sculptors of the United States submitted
models and designs for the statue on the
1st day of May, 1902. At that time the
statue commission, acting on the advice of
an advisory committee of artists, consist
ing of Messrs. A. St. Gaudens, C. F. Mc
Kim and D. C. French, requested four of
the competing sculptorr each to execute
another model of larger dimensions, In
order to enable the commission to make the
final selection between the designs submit
ted by those gentlemen, which were consid
ered the most meritorious. These enlarged
models were submitted on the 1st of Feb
ruary last, and have been in the Corcoran
Gallery of Art ever since. The four suc
cessful competitors were Messrs. Austin
Hays, Charles H. Niehaus, Waldo Story
and Attilio Piccirilli.
Several weeks age the advisory commit
tee of artists e*amined the enlarged models
and presented their reports, Individually, in
writing to Mr. M_ 0. Chance.' private sec
retary to the Secretary of- War, who Is
secretary of the statue commission. The
advisory committee was not satisfied with
any of the models submitted as meeting the
requirments of the subject, particularly in
mtter.of Individuality and symbolism.
-All ltkligz a ejected&
After a thorough consideration of the re
port of the advisory committee the statue
cofInmSIon unsamously. Adopted a resolu
tion reciting That, inasmuch as It appears
by the final letter of advice from the ad
visory committee, consisting of Messrs.
Saint Gaudens, French and McKim, that
no model submitted upon the competition
Is satisfactory, the commission exercises
the right reserved In the program of com
petition and rejects all the designs and
The statue commission also decided to
entrust the work of designing a suitable
memorial of General McClellfn to some
American artist, not yet selected,- who has
not been identified in any way with the
recent competition either as a competitor
or as a member of the advisory committee.
The Sheridan Statue.
A meeting of the Sheridan statue com
mittee commission was 'then held, the
participants being Secretary Root, Senator
Wetmore and General Corbin, the latter
representing the Society of the Army of
the Cumberland. As already stated this
commission selected Sheridan circle as the
site of the proposed 'statue. It was an
nounced that Mr. J. Q. A. Ward, sculptor,
who has the contract for the Sheridan
statue, expects to complete the statue and
have it ready for erection early next spring.
Secretary Root and . Senator Wetmore
then took up for consideration the unfin
ished business connected with the erectiol
of the Grant memorial designed by Mr.
Shrady of New York, but were unable to
take final action because of the absence
of the third member of the commission,
General Dodge of Ohio, representing the
Society of the Army of the Potomac. It is
understood, however, that Secretary Root
and Senator Wetmore favor the Botanical
Gardens as the site of the Grant memorial
in preference to the ellipse south of the
The fact that the Sheridan statue is to
be placed in Sheridan Circle makes it al
most assured that the McClellan statue
will be placed on the reservation south of
the State Department.
XL. ALTLEN GOING ABROAD.
The Commissioner of Patents Will Sail
Prom New York JTuly 1.
The commissioner of patents, Mr. Fred
erick I. Allen, will leave~ Washington short
ly for New York, whence he will sail for
Europe July 1. on the steamer St. Paul.
Mr. Allen will be gone about five weeks
and during that time will visit the patent
ofiloes of Great Britain, Germany and
France. He will also take the opportunity
to go to Switserland and inspect the inter
national bureau for the protection of indus
trial property located at Berne.
Mr. Allen is a linguist of marked ability,
and has visited the European capitals on
several occasions. He speaks French, Ger
main and'Spanish as fluently as he does his
own tongue and expects to encounter little
difficulty among the ofilias of the foreign
countries he will visit in making himself
understood, an advantage that many
American officials traveling 9gbroad do not
possess, the lack of phich often leads to
DESITRE TO RE H1EARDn
Requests Received ?rom a Number of
. ewlsh Organisations.
Following the appearance here of the ex
ecutive council of the B'nai B'rith, a num
her of other Jewish organizations have ad
dressed themselves to the President and
Secretary May, requesting an opportunitl
'to be likewise heard by them upon the
status of the Jews in Russiae The Presidenit
has, however, after diselas=hn the mnater
NIth seretary Hay, eine to the innpsetes
slophat the grun was eampatly eay.
ared at.lest Manday# oferady that be
Gliaere1b9 ea oni~sw~.
RELIANCE BROKE MA8T
CUP YACUT AET WITH ACCIDENT
Triangular Course on the bound of
Twenty-Pour RIlem to Be
Test for Defenders.
NEW YORK, June 17.-The broad ve
randas of the Larchmont Yacht Club at
Larchmont were thronged with yachtsmen
this morning eager for the race which the
club had planned today for the cup yachts
Reliance. Constitution and Columbia and
for the winner of which Commodore F. T.
Adams of the club had offered a cup.
The race had long been anticipated so
that all of the details for starting the big
yachts shortly before noon and sending
them over one of the large triangular
courses of the nearby waters of the sound
were in perfect shape. Unfortunately there
was conparatively little wind early In the
day, so that the first arrivals at the club
house were somewhat discouraged.
About 8 o'clock a little breeze came out
of the north blowing directly across the
sound and giving every prospect of in
creasing before the time set for the'start.
Over In Glen Cove four miles away across
the sound, the crews of the Constitution
and Columbia could be seen setting up the
head sails In stops and making other pre
IImi&ry arrAngements for the race, while
nearer at hand In New 'Rochelle harbor.
only two miles from the club house, the
Reliance was also being prepared.
The regatta committee of the club an
nounced several days ago that the yachts
would be sent over one of the four tri
angular courses of the club and two or
three hours before the start It looked as if
the boats would be given a broad reach
down the sound of five miles another reach
across to Glen Cove of four miles and 'a
beat to the starting point about three
miles. the yachts to sail the triangle twice,
a total of twenty--four miles.
NEW YORK, June 17.-The topmast of
the Reliance broke off ten feet from the
masthead today just after that yacht, to
gether with the Constitution and Columbia,
had crossed the starting line In a race for
a cup offered by Commodore F. T. Adams
of the Larchmont Yacht Club.
Assistant Paymaster Delano of the
Navy to Be Tried.
Secretary Moody has Instructed the judge
advocate general of the navy to prepare
charges and specifications for the trial by
court-martial of Assistant Paymaster
Philip W. Delano, who Is reported to be
about $1,800 short In his official accounts.
The case has been under consideration at
the Navy Department for several weeks
past and a strong effort was made by the
friends of the officer to avoid court-martial
proceedings by making good the deficiency
and an admonition to the officer.
Lieut. Dplano Is a son of Commander
Francis H. Delano. stationed at the navy
yard. Portsmouth, N. H., and a brother of
Capt. Frederick H. Delano of the Marine
Corps. now on the Asiatic station. He en
tered the pay corps of the navy In De
cember. 1859, and was soon after assigned
to duty on the gunboat Isla de Luson then
on the Asiatic station, but now at the navy
yard, Pensacola. His present troubles are
the result of his alleged careless perform
ance of his duties as officer of that vessel.
The alleged shortage In his accounts is said
-to be the result of Inexperience and negli
gence without criminal intent. It is ex
pected that the detail of the court will be
announced In a day or two.
DESIGNATED FOR R3AINATION.
Candidates for Position of Assistant
Paymaster in the Navy.
The following persons have been desig
nated forsexamination for examination to
determine their qualifications for appoint
ment as assistant 0ayniLster in the navy:
Arthur S. Brown. California; Jere Mau
pin, Washington; Hulse H. Ashbv, Iowa;
Chester G. Mayo, Vermont; John It. Horn
berger. Pennsylvania; Manning B. Wad
dell, Maryland; Albert M. Thomas, South
Carolina; Thomas Morrison. Jr., New York:
Clarence A. Holmes.' Texas; Philip J. Wil
lett. New York; Arthur S. Peters.
Board Ordered to Portland.
The board of officers, composed of Col.
John P. Story. Majors John A. Lundeen
and Garland N. Whistler, and Captains
Erasmus M. Weaver and George T. Bart
lett, Artillery Corps, appointed to revise
the drill regulations for coast artillery,
have been ordered to proceed at the proper
time to Portland. Maine, for the purpose of
witnessing and studying the system of fire
ccntrol, fire direction and artillery practice
In the artillery district of Portland during
the month of August, and upon the com
pletion of that duty they will rejoin their
Maj. Frank Gordon, after a visit of ten
days here to his wife and son, left for At
lanta Saturday night last In company with
his father, Gen. J. B. Gordon, and Is now
with his parents at their home "Suther
land," KCirkwood, Ga., for a visit before re
turning to Florida, where he has large In
Dr. E. B. Clements of Macon, Mo., Is vis- I
Iting his father. Maj. Clements, at 924 P
Bids for Sandy Hook Boat Excessive.
The ordnance bureau of the War Depart
ment has rejected all bids for the construc
tion of a boat for service at the Sandy
Hook proving grounds because they were
too high. The appropriation was $.i%,Ot0,
but the bids were nearly all $30,000 above
To Succeed Capt. Glenn H. Davis.
Capt. Benjamin B. Hyer, 13th Cavalry,
has been detailed as professor of military
science and tactics at the Wentworth Mili
tary Academy, Lexingrton, Mo., vice Capt.
Glenn H. Davis, 12th Infantry, relieved.
.Lient. Mearn Reports.
Second Lleut. Rbosce H. Hearn of the
10th Iusfan try, who was sent to Gainesville,
Ga.. to extend federal assistance to the
tornado sufferers, reports to the War De
partment that thpr are 1,500 persons there
dependent upon ,charity, of whom about
-0 will need aid for one or two sneath.
The remuainder, hesays, will be able to
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Another Indictment Agains
THE LORENZ CHECK
WATZ OF TMMON TODAY AT T=
More Arrests Expected in the Is
MY. James B. Metcalf, superintendent af
the money order system. was summoned
to Fourth Assistant Bristow's oMce short
ly after noon today. He remained in the
private o11ce for nearly an hour, when the
whole situation relating to his alleged
holding up of the award of a contract for
printing .money order blanks. details of
which are given elsewhere, was gone over.
Besides Mr. Bristow there were present
In the office Mr. Robb. mi.tant attorney
general for the Post 011ce Department,
Mr. Fosnes and several other inspectors.
After Mr. Metcalf left Mr. Bristow's of
lce the latter and Mr. Robb proceeded to
the Postmaster General's oflice.
Postmaster General Payne left his onice
about 1:80. He was corraled by newspaper
men In the corridor.
There was every Indication that the Post
master General was laboring under In
tense mental strain.
He declined to discuss anything con
nEcted with the investigation other than to
say he would give out a statement for
publication at 4 o'clock.
Xacheas Alleged Forgery.
Upon Information now In the possession
of the post oice inspectors, It Is said, the
indictment of A. W. Machen, former sup
erintendent of the free delivery system.
upon a charge of forgery will shortly be
asked. Some delay In placing the matter
before the grand jury has been occasioned
by the time that has elapsed since the al
leged crime was committed, but the advice
of the attorneys is now to the effect that
the department will be able to make out a
clear case against the accused.
The action will be based upon the cashing
of the cheek for $30 in 1894. drawn by the
cashier of the New York post ollice in
favor of Henry L. Lorenz, the testimony
regarding which, as given before the Sen
ate committee on civil service and retrench
ment, was printed In Monday's Star. No
action was taken at that time because of
the apparently satisfactory egplnation of
the affair given by Mr. Macben. Bueu te
present investigation was begun the matb
ter has been again opened with results that,
the attorneys believe, will justify a prompt
return Of an indictment when the facto are
placed before,the grand Jury.
Mr. Lorens was appointed a oommisndoner
of the Court of Claims November 1. 1M,
and was assigned to the task of adjusting
the claims of letter carriers throughout the
country for over time under the provisions
of the eight-hour law. Although his serv
ices did not begin until November 1. his
appointment was antedated to read from
July 1 of that year
Alleged Forged Voueher.
A voucher In favor of Mr. Loren' was
drawn upon the postmaster at New York,
through which offlce all of Mr. Lorenz's &c
counts were paid. With this voucher was a
personal note suggesting that, as Mr. Lo
renz was short of money and was to leave
Washington on a confidential errand imme
diately, the money he sent to him In the
care of Mr. Machen, the superintendent of
the free delivery.
Bepudiated by Lorena.
William W. Hill, at that time ass'stant
Buperintendent of the free delivery sys em,
but .assigned, as was Judge Lorenz, to the
adjustment of letter carriers' claims, warn
In the office of the cashier at the time, and
with the cashier detected certain Irregular
ities In the voucher that resulted in a check
being sent to Mr. Lorens Instead of the
cash, as had been asked. This chee'k was
afterward cashed through the Ohio Na
tional Bank of this city and returned to
the subtreasury at New York, on which It
was drawn. It bore what purported to be
the signature of Henry L. Lorens end the
indorsement of Frank K. Raymond, en In
murance agent, whose office Is now In an
uptown office building.
Several weeks ago this check and the
voucher authorising It were secured by the
post office Inspectors and presented to Mr.
Corenz to verify the signature. Mr. Lorens
riot only repudiated the signatures, declar
ing them forgeries, but declared that he
iad never received a cent of the money and
that he had no knowledge of the transac
Mr. Baymond's Statement.
Following this development the Inspector.
called upon Mr. Raymond, who acknowl
edged his signature, and said that he had
cashed the check for Mr. Machen, as he
would have done for any of his friends.
"Mr. Machen came to me." Mr. Raymond
said, "and asked me to cash the check, as
Mr. Lorens wanted the currency sent to
him. I had no reason to doubt the Migna
ture. having known Mr. Machen personally
and favorably for years, and, getting in my
buggy, drove to the Ohio National Bank
and bad the check cashed, and Immediately
gave him the full amount of the check.'
All of these facts have been placed be
fore the Postmasnter General and as soon
as other end more presnng matter.s ar
Ilisposed of will be laid before the grand
jury. For some time doubt existed as to
whetherit would he Impossible to proceed
against Machen because of the statute of
Limitations, but upon Investigation a fur
ther provision of the statutes was found,
which provides that the statute of limita
tions shall not become operative during the
continuance in office of an official, who by
reason of his occupancy of that position, is
able to prevent the discovery of his alleged
crime. Under thMs provision of the stat
ate., It Is held that Maen, If guilty, wilt
riot he able to avoid prosecution, as the
calculation of the time imnit wiln date from
Stime of the severance of his official
-on with the depa4tment several
The Old Testblomy.
The latest development in August W.
~ara-s allgd Irregularities while mx
serlitendent of the free delivery system.
Post Onfice Deparment, was rnought about
,y .reference to tesnmny taken in -35
ay the amae comnmittee en civil service
md retzemament, ad befoe wbich WU
aim W. Bil!, a formeer emplowe ot the
Post Ofioe Department. was sneet
og withesm. A review 01 t aminem5W
-ne peined In Meuday's Sa. Egen,th
psat reast==- is the oheek Inlie are