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No. 15,705. WASHINGTON, D. 0, FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 1903-SIXTEEN PAGES. TWO CENTS.
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June 2*5?When the 130 college oarsmen looked out of their windows this morning they were surprised to find their race day opening with clear skies, and to see the sun for the first time In twenty days. There were indications in the west of showery weather. The wind from the south was hardly more than a zephyr. While the conditions this morning are exceedingly favorable there Is no assurance that they will continue to be propitious, for the wind is in a natur ally bad quarter, the majority of storms along the Hudson valley being heralded by south winds. Very Light Attendance. Never in the history of Poughkeepsie has there been such a light attendance of col lege sympathizers and followers as ap peared In the hotels and on the streets this morning. This may be due to the fact that the races are held late in the afternoon, and there is plenty of time for the people In the cities up and down the river to get here by special trains before the first race Is rowed. The flotilla of yachts and pleasure boats of all kinds began to arrive this morning, some of them coming from New London, where the owners had witnessed the Yale and Harvard races yesterday. Among them was the Governor Flower, the state quar antine boat, carrying Governor Odell and party. The governor affects the colors of Columbia, his alma mater. Cornell Feels Certain. Cornell is still the favorite. Coach O'Dea of Wisconsin said today: "I have been trying to instill In my men the Idea that they win a race on their merits, and not merely on a chance acci dent to the Cornell crews, but the public press and the people surrounding the men are continually pounding into them that they haven't any chance, and I am afraid that tliis affects the men's minds, and thus the chances of winning. Hut a race is won by the men at the oars, and not by the peo ple making the bets in the hotel lobbies." llanlon of Columbia Is, next to Courtney of Cornell, the most confident of all the coaches here this morning. He says that his men, especially In the 'varsity crew, have a good chance to win. and that it is anybody's race. Syracuse Freshmen. The Syracuse coach is confident that his youngsters in the freshman race will give the other crews a good fight, and stand a chance to land lirst. Cornell puts the heaviest crews on the liver this afternoon and Syracuse the light est. The fact that Cornell has the heaviest crews shows a decided change of sentiment on the part of Coach Courtney as to the weight of men behind the oars. Some years ago when Yale and Harvard were rowing with Cornell Courtney contended that a light crew was better than a heavy one, and. in fact, he won two races from very heavy Yale crews. At noon the wind had shifted around to the southwest, with Indications of a further Shift westward. This, if maintained, would be good for the course and make smooth water, for the highlands along the west bank shields the course from westerly winds. All indications at noon favored Ideal weather for the contest. Moving the Shells. There was no practice this morning of any account, the principal work scheduled for the oarsmen being the moving of their shells from the respective boat houses to the ice house at the two-mile mark, which Is the rendezvous of all the crews. They are required to have their boats placed in the les house at least two hours before the race to insure all hands being promptly at the starting line on time. The Cornell boats were first at the rendezvous, at lo o'clock. Wisconsin was a close sec ond and Georgetown. Syracuse, Columbia and Pennsylvania arrived at a seasonable hour, so that there was no likelihood of any delay in starting the races through fault of any of the participants. HONORS AT HARVARD. Washington Boys Do Good Work at Famous University. CAMBRIDGE. Mass.. June 2a?Harvard University gave the degree of bachelor of arts to the following Washingtonlans: Chauncey Craven Hackett, Abraham I>ev entail. Areley Beeber Parson. Walter Ru jiert McKeenan; magna cum laude bachelor of arts to Archibald King, and cum laude to Weston Brown Flint. Milton Hahn of the junior class is to be entered in the Quingennlee Catalogue of the year 1!HH. Archibald King received the highest honors In political science. WILLIS SWEET SWORN IN. Cotton Culture In Porto Rico Takes on New Growth. SAN JUAN, Porto Rico, June 26.?Flvd cotton gins have arrived here from the United States and will be immediately in stalled. They are the first gins to reach Porto Rico in forty years. The cotton plantations of the island now cover 11,000 acres and the area Is being In creased weekly. San Juan has been chosen as the center of this trade. Willis Sweet of Idaho was sworn in to day as attorney general of Porto Rico. World's Steel Rail Record. CHICAGO, June 2B ?The South Chicago plant of the Illinois Steel Company yester day turned out 1.N1M tons of steel rails, breaking the world's record, which had been 1.772 for a day's work. In celebration of the successful day the company pre sented every man in the rail department with a box of cigars. Company Incorporated. AI.BANY, N Y.. June 2!.?The Ohio Cold Storage and Terminal Company was incor porated today with a capital of $."1.0.10,0.10, to operate in Dayton, Ohio, but with its principal office in New York city. Three Negroes Lynched. AT1ANTA. Ga.. June 2(5.?Meager reports received here from Albany, Ga., state that three negroes have been lynched In New ton, Ga., twnty miles south of Albany. No particulars are obtainable and the crime for which the negroes are reported to have met death is not known. BRILLIANT SPECTACLE KINO EDWARD'S BIRTHDAY CELE BRATED IN LONDON. Many Americans Mingle With British Royalty at the Trooping of the Colors. LONDON, June 20.?King Edward s birth day was officially celebrated today in Lon don, and at all the home naval and mili tary stations. All the government build ings were decorated with flags, salutes were fired, the warships at all the ports dressed ship, and the troops were reviewed. The main function was the trooping of the colors on the Horse Guards parade here, which the king attended on horse back. This was the first time he had rid den since his last illness. The parade ground presented a highly picturesque scene. A Brilliant Assemblage. Queen Alexandra, the Princess of Wales, the Duchess of Albany, the Duke and Duchess of Fife, the Duchess of Connaught, Princess Henry of Battenberg and their children, and the Khedive of Egypt occu pied seats in the central window of the Horse Guards building, while all the other vantage points were occupied by smartly dressed women, cabinet ministers, members of the house of lords and house of com mons and others. Many Americans Present. Many Americans were present, including the staff of the United States embassy and the American rifle team, who were under the guidance of Major General Lord Cheylesmore. The king, who wore the uniform of colo nel of the Grenadier Guards, rode on the grounds, surrounded by a brilliant staff and an unusually large gathering of for eign military .attaches. As the king halted at the saluting base the massed bands played the national an them. After an inspection of the troops the ceremony of trooping the colors was carried out. ? Their majesties returned to Buckingham palace heartily cheered by the crowds along the route. judge McMillan hurt. Says His Removal From Office Work of Opponent. DENVER, Col., June 20.?The Rocky Mountain News prints a statement from Judge McMillan of New Mexico regarding his removal from office. Said he: "I am surprised at the outcome of my case. When it was submitted in April i was satisfied I had established a complete vindication. I never had charge of a mat ter where every point in controversy had been more thoroughly met and answered." The judge very bitterly attacked the character of some of the witnesses against him, and declared that disappointed ambi tion had much to do with the charges against him. He said: "I believe Attorney General Knox intend ed to be eminently fair and just, but the as sistants in the department were filled with prejudice against me by one of my oppo nents." The judge declared that he would not al low the smirch upon his character to stand, adding: "When Congress convenes I shall ask the Senate to send for the record and to pass upon the question whether it contains any thing to justify the decision." JAPAN IS IN EARNEST. Will Not Shirk Duty in Case of Rus sian Encroachment. LONDON, June 20.?The Toklo corre spondent of the Times says public impa tience in Japan, with regard to the Man churlan question, is increasing dally. The most sober journals declare that the nation would support the government In taking strong measures. A council of the leading statesmen was held at the palace today, and it Is rumored that as a result thereof the gov ernment Intends to address a protest direct to St. Petersburg. Other information, which may be consid ered as more reliable, says the Japanese government is awaiting the outcome of the negotiations at Peking, and if they prove injurious to the interests and rights ot Japan, the government will not shrink from the necessary measures. The gravity of tl * situation, concludes the Times correspon dent, is fully recognized in official circles. PLANS OF LUTHERANS. Consolidation of Canada and United States Into One Body. PITTSBURG. Pa.. June 20?The evan gelical synod of Missouri of the Lutheran Church, composed of the Lutherans of six teen states and Canada, now in session here, has started a movement to unite all the Lutherans in the United States and Canada in one body. With that end in view it has been de cided to call a general conference, to be held In Chicago this fall, when plans for consolidation will be outlined. The Missouri synod elected the following officers: President, Prof. A. W. Meyer of St. John's College, Wlnfleld, Kan.; vice president, the Rev. W. Dallman. New York; secretary, the Rev. W. Wenchel, Boston; treasurer, A. E. Succop, Pittsburg. BIG DEAL IN OIL WELLS. Ohio and West Virginia Properties Bought at High Price. PITTSBURG, Pa., June 20.?A deal has Just been consummated here by which Franklin R. Anson of New York pays the Octo Oil Company of Pittsburg $390,000 for a large amount of shallow sand territory and production In the St. Mary's district. In Pleasants county, West Virginia, and the Wolf Creek and Chester Hill districts In Washington and Morgan counties, Ohio. In the counties named Anson secures the leases on 1,500 acres of territory. In which are seventy-seven producing wells having a net aggregate production of 350 barrels a day. The consideration of $350,000 is on a basis of an even $1,000 a barrel. BY HIGH REQUIEM MASS. Body of Cardinal Vaughan Interred at St. Joseph's College. LONDON. June 20.?The body of Cardi nal Vaughan was transferred today from the cathedral at Westminster, where It had been lying in state, to St. Joseph's College. There It was received by the priests and students, and after the celebration of a high requiem mass was Interred in the presence of a large gathering. Invited by the King. LONDON. June 20.?King Edward, through Foreign Minister Lansdowne, has Invited the visiting American rifle team to attend the military review at Aldersliot July & The Owner of Shamrock III Visiting the City. ONLY A BRIEF STAY TOOK LUNCHEON AT THE WHITE HOUSE THIS AFTERNOON. Dined by Gen. and Mrs. Corbin Last Evening?Driven to the Principal Places of Interest. Sir Thomas Upton, the owner of Sham rock III, is in the city and is being enter tained with all the cordiality that so good a sportsman deserves. His stay here being limited to just twenty-four hours and twenty minutes, the program for a series of hospitalities has of necessity been short. Luncheon at the White House with President Roosevelt, a dinner and recep tion at the home of General and Mrs. Cor bin and a drive to a few of the notable places of interest of the capital constituted the important features of the entertain ment of the owner of the cup challenger. Sir Thomas arrived here late yesterday afternoon, getting in on the 3:40 train from New York. He was met at the Pennsyl vania station by his old friend. General Corbin, and together they went to the New Willard, where Sir Thomas is stopping with Mr. William Fyffe, the designer of the new challenger, and Mr. John West wood, his secretary. He took dinner witn General and Mrs. Corbin at their home, corner of 21st street and Massachusetts avenue, where a distinguished company met him, both at the dinner and later, when a large number of callers were received. Driven About the City. This morning Sir Thomas breakfasted at the New Willard, and at 10 o'clock Gen eral and Mrs. Corbin drove to the hotel. Mrs. Corbin took Sir Thomas and Mr. Fyffe for a visit to the Corcoran Art Gallery, thence for a drive through the mall, pass ing by the Smithsonian Institution, which was of especial interest to the visitor, as the founder of the institution was his coun tryman. Then they drove to the Congres sional Library building, and the beauties of that structure were much admired by them. Last evening a longer drive had been planned by which the visitors were to be shown some of the suburban beauties of the District, but the rafri of this morning caused a change of program. But a short ride through the northwest of the city allowed them to form an K'ea of the latter-day de velopment of Washington. At 1:30 o'clock the visitors were enter tained by President Roosevelt at luncheon at the White House. They left on the late afternoon Royal Blue train for New York, Sir Thomas Lipton using President Loree s private car. The President's invitation to luncheon was conveyed to Mr. Lipton by General Corbin immediately upon landing at New York. The suite dining room was used for the occasion, and the table was handsomely decorated with ferns and cut ilowers. Shortly after 1 o'clock the distinguished guest arrived and was cordially received by the President. They needed no intro duction, having met on a former occasion. In addition to Sir Thomas the other spe cially invited guests were former Ambassa dor to Germany Andrew D. White, William Fyffe, the designer of Shamrock III; R. A. C. Smith, vice commodore of the New York Yacht Club; Assistant Secretary of War Wm. Carey Sanger, Adjutant General Corbin, George W. Perkins of New York, Senator Hanna and Secretary Moody. The members composing the luncheon party and the President discussed the coming yacht races, and the President expressed liis keen interest in the event. The best of humor prevailed and almost all the time consumed in the luncheon was taken up by references to the merits of the contest ants for this the greatest of international aquatic events. Discusses the Coming Races. Sir Thomas was seen at the New Willard today Just before he was taken for a drive to places of interest in the city. He viewed the coming contest for the America's cup with the interest of a true sportsman who is anxious to see the best boat win and with complete coniidence in the ability of the challenger to carry the cup back to England. When asked if he would indicate the na ture of the superior points of Shamrock III on which he placed his confidence in win ning the race. Sir Thomas replied that he did not like to discuss the features of the boat before the race comes off. "When the race is over," he said, "then we can talk of the special features of the boats. One thing I can say, and that is Shamrock III is the best boat ever built in England. Her trial contests have shown that she is far superior to her predecessors. Of course, I feel hopeful that we will win, but one can never tell the result of such a contest until it is all over." "Is your preference for smooth or rough weather?" he was asked. 'I have no preference." he replied. "Sham rock III is built for all-around service. She is built to hold her own in whatever kind of weather we meet." Not Discouraged by Defeat. Sir Thomas suggested that he would not be discouraged by a defeat. He had built three boats, and he saw no reason. If nec essary, why a fourth one should not be bl-ought over to test the claims of the de fender. But he hoped that the next race would be upheld on the side of England by a defender and not by a challenger. Sir Thomas makes a striking figure. Tall and slightly stooped, he is In appearance a successful business man. who might be of this country quite as naturally as from the land across the water. He has large and strong features, marking a man or quiet determination. He Is a good "mixer," though he maintains a reserve and digni fied manner at all times. He feels at home in America and always enjoys his visits to this country. Speaking of Capt. Bob Wringe, the skip per who will sail Shamrock III in the race, he remarked that Captain Wringe was the Best skipper in England and had for a | year sailed Mr. Belmont's boat In this coun try. "He Is," he said, referring to his skipper In measured words, as if not wishing to have claims conflicting with the merits of his contestants, "the best skipper outside of America. That is a reason for my feel ing of hope to win, as well as because of the superior merits of the boat Itself." Design at Navy Department. Mr. William Fyfte, designer of Shamrock III, was at the Navy Department today to pay his respects to Rear Admiral Taylor, chief of the bureau of navigation; Rear Admiral Bowles, chief constructor of the navy, and other officials. He was shown around the department by Lieut. Sellers of the bureau of navigation, and appeared much interested In the ship models, which he inspected closely. Mr. Fyfte was ac companied by Mr. A. C. Smith of New York. To Be Examined for Retirement. Captain Joseph S. Wilkins, paymaster. United States army, has been directed by [ the Secretary of War to report in person to Col. George S. Anderson. 8th Cavalry, for examination for retirement. ALLEGED DERELICTION ASSISTANT PAYMASTER DELANO OP NAVY UNDER CHARGES. Trial Before Court-Martial Monday Next ? The Preparation of Papers Completed. The judge advocate general of the navy has completed the preparation of the charges and specifications upon which As sistant Paymaster Philip W. Delano of the navy will be tried by a general court mar tial which will convene at the navy yard . in this city next Monday afternoon. There are seven changes, as follows: Neg lect of duty: persistent delinquency In the rendition of accounts, in violation of the United States naval regulations: persistent delinquency in the rendition of accounts. In violation of section 12 of an act of Congress entitled "An act making ap propriations for the legislative, execu tive and judicial expenses of the gov ernment for the fiscal year, ending June 30, 1805, and for other purposes;" scandalous conduct tending to the destruction of good morals; rendering false and fraudulent re turns of balances due the United States from him. in violation of article 14 of thfi articles for the government of the navy; falsehood and embezzlement. In violation of article 14 of the articles for the govern ment of the navy. . There are nine specifications under the first charge, two under the second charge and two under the third ebarge, nearly all of which relate to the officer s failure to comply with the regulations in keeping an accurate account of his official financial transactions and reporting the same to the Navy Department. Alleged Scandalous Conduct. The fourth charge, scandalous conduct, is based on allegations that Paymaster De lano failed to account for money received from the caterers of the cabin and ward room messes to pay for broken crockery, for falling to account for certain moneys intrusted to his charge, and for having ad vanced money to himself, "all to thfe scan dal and disgrace of the naval service." The single specification under the charge of embezzlement states that Assistant Pay master Delano, "in arrest in the District of Columbia, was on the 17th day of April, 1903, justly Indebted to the United States as pay officer of the United States steamers Don Juan de Austria and Isle de Luzon in the sum of $3,020.34, or thereabouts, moneys of the United States under general account of advances, for the safekeeping and dis bursement of which sum in accordance with the law he, Delano, was responsible; whereas on said date he had In his posses sion in cash the sum of $1.1!5 In United States currency, $1,706.54 in English goW, $68.27 in miscellaneous foreign coin and United States checks for a total sum of $1117.36, making an aggregate amount of only $2,033.32, or thereabouts, accounted for on the aforesaid date, as of which date his accounts were settled, in accordance with instructions of the Secretary of the Navy, by Paymaster Edmund W. Bonnaffon, U. S. N.; and lie, the said Delano, did therein and thereby, prior to the 17th of April, 1003, embezzle and apply to his own use ' and benefit the public mopeys intrusted to him in the sum of $1,8X7.02. or thereabouts, I lawful money of the United States." Detail of Court. I The detail for the court Is as follows; Rear Admiral N. H. Farquhar, retired; Captain L. C. Logan; Medical Director N. Frazer, Commander John M. Robinson, M. J Ferebee, Pay Director Reah Frazer, Pay Inspector John C. Carpenter, Lieutenant Commander John H. Shipley. Paymaster S. M. Heap and Captain R. C. Berkeley, U. S. ' M. C., with Pay Inspector Eustace B. Rog- | ers as judge advocate. KING PETER RECEIVES ? I BUT TWO MINISTERS CALL ON NEW SERVIAN MONARCH. Several Countries Ready to Recognize Peter, but Not His Cabinet. BELGRADE, Servla, June 26?The Gar man emperor has sent King Peter a tele gram couched In cordial terms. The Austrian minister today resumed official relations with the Servian govern ment. King Peter held a reception this morn ing. Only two foreign diplomats, the Rus sian and the Austrian ministers, attended. The representatives of three or four other countries apparently were willing to recog nize King Peter, but not the Servian cab inet, in which Col. MascMn, one of the chief conspirators, holds a portfolio. The king's reappointment of the ministry yesterday is regarded as equivalent to a notification that no punishment will be meted out to the assassins of King Alex ander and Queen Draga. The King Explains. Foreign Minister Kalievics has sent a circular to the Servian representatives abroad explaining that King Peter reap pointed the cabinet because he considered that he could not do better than Intrust the government to the men in whom par liament had a few days ago expressed Its full confidence. One of the first tasks of the ministry would be to order new elec I tions, and the king would then be able to select a second cabinet from the predoml [ nant political party. HORRIBLE MURDER." V ? ' Little Child Beaten, Then Burned to Death in Sack. CHICAGO, June 26.?A dispatch to the Chronicle from New Orleans say*r Mrs. Mary Patterson Is uBder arrest at New Iberia, charged with ' murder. The woman became enraged at her stepchild, a little girl of ten years, aad after beat ing her, tied her in a corft sack and sus pended her to a limb of a. tree. She then made a fire beneath the tree and piled on a lot of paper to intensify the heat and smoke. The sack caught fire and the body, falling out, burned to a crl6p. CATTLE FOR BOERS. i Subject of a Resolution of Censure in Canadian Parliament. OTTAWA, Ontario, June 26.?Mr. Pope (conservative) moved la the house last night a vote of censure upon the govern ment because the lmperta?*government was buying cattle In the United States for re stocking the Boer farms, j Sir William Mullock, postmaster general, and Sydney Fisher, minister pf agriculture, said the government had made all the rep resentations possible In the matter, and therefore they regarded the resolution as an attack upon the home authorities. The i resolution was defeated. Possible Effect of Proposed Customs Union. MR. PROCTER'S VIEW SENTIMENT FOB MR. CHAMBER LAIN'S MOVEMENT GROWING. Believes That English Conservatives Are Being Won?Feeling in the Colonies?Influenced Migration. "I am convinced from my reading of English newspapers and from information that has come to me that Chamberlain will win his fight for a customs union for all the British possessions," said Civil Service Commissioner John R. Procter today. Mr. Procter has been watching the pro gress in England of the movement begun by Mr. Chamberlain for a customs union, and three years ago discussed in public the danger that might come to the commercial Interests of this country from such a course. He then pointed out the possi bility and probability of the division of China into spheres of influence by the Eu ropean governments, unless this country should effectually oppose such a course, with the end of parceling out the trade of the 400,000,000 Chinamen to the disad vantage of the United States. Proposed Customs Union. He believes that public sentiment in Eng land toward Mr. Chamberlain's policy fa voring a customs union, because of a better understanding of what that union will mean for England and all her colonies, is constantly growing. This he regards as largely the result of the protective features which are being brought out by the discus sion of the policy. At the present time the several colonies of England have their own systems of protection. Canada has a pro tective tariff against England and other colonies, as it has against other nations. The colonies of Australia have formed a confederation, so that at this time no tar iff restrictions exist in the trade between those colonies. At this time there is con siderable talk of a confederation between Canada, South Africa and Australia. Should that suggestion, which is being ad vocated with vigor, be adopted it would ex tend free trade between the colonies con cerned. In Interests of Free Trade. The argument that is being used in Eng land with great effect is that a customs union would advance free trade more than anything else that could be done. It is being pointed out that tariff barriers con front England not only at the boundaries of the United States. Germany, Russia and Prance, but in Canada, New Zealand, Tas mania, South Africa and Australia. The customs union would not. It is being ar gued by the advocates of the Chamberlain policy, add to such barriers In any part of the world, while It would make absolute free trade between England and the col onies. English Sphere in China. It is further being pointed out that should England ever acquire a sphere of influence In China in the region of the Yangtse river, and that region could be brought under the plan for a customs union, it would give free trade to a population of (500,000,000. Without the portion of China the free trade idea would be extended by the customs union over nearly 400.000.000 persons. En glish official policy does not now point to the acquisition of a sphere of influence in China, but thai Idea has long been prom inent in the minds of many English people as a possibility in the future in connection with the development of the celestial em pire according to the policy of despoiling that nation by dividing its territory into spheres of influence for the benefit of the tiade of the several European monarchies of Europe. Change in English Sentiment. "I think no one can read the newspapers and other periodicals of England." remark ed Mr. Procter, "without seeing that there is an undoubted change coming over the conservative classes that at first disap proved the policy advocated by Mr. Cham berlain. It is being pointed out to the En glish people that a discriminating duty on grain, for Instance, would develop the great wheat lands of Canada, which are capable, if once fully developed, of supporting a population of 800.000.000. The colonies of England really favor this policy of Mr. Chamberlain, because they have agricul tural interests so far in advance of any manufacturing interests that might for a time be somewhat affected by such a course. "The federation of the colonies of Austra lia and the movement to extend the federa tion to South Africa and Canada show the direction of public opinion in this respect so far as the colonies are concerned, better than anything else. The colonies are ready for Mr. Chamberlain's customs union, and the only interests to be brought in an ap proval of them are those of the conserva tive Englishmen at home. That is being done very rapidly. I fully expect to see this projected customs union a fact. It may not be carried the first time the fight for it comes up. It may take more than one fight, but Chamberlain is sure to win, in view of the arguments he is placing be fore the English people and In view of the change of sentiment that is taking place and being reflected in no uncertain way in the newspapers of England. Possible Effect on This Country. "If this customs union is brought about, the important question that will come up with it for us will be its effect on our trade and future development. The question will then be whether we can maintain the Ding ley tariff under such circumstances, and whether we will not have to meet England half way with some proposition that will allow better trading conditions than such a customs union would permit. I "Such a customs union would to a very important degree be apt to turn the tide of immigration from European countries to ward British colonies rather than toward this country. If, for Instance, a discrim inating duty were placed upon the grain of this country and in favor of grain coming into England from Canada, the result would be to strongly attract emigrants to Can ada." TO BUILD THE PADUCAH. Contract Awarded to the Gas Engine and Power Company. The Navy Department today awarded to the lowest bidder, the Gas Engine and Power Company of Morris Heights, N. J., the contract for building the cruiser gun boat Paducah at its bid of 1355,000. The same company took the contract for the sister ship a month ago at 1295,000, which was regarded by the others as exceptionally low figures. Cruise of Atlantic Coast Squadron. The Atlantic coast squadron, of which the battle ship Texas Is the flagship, left Boston this morning for a short cruise, with Orient Point as its first stopping place. NEGROES ARE ARMING WILMINGTON IS THE CRATER OF A RUMBLING VOLCANO. Every Pistol in Town Has Been Sold and a Serious Race Riot Seems Imminent. WILMINGTON, Del., June 28.?As a re sult of last night's riots William Cramer, a negro, who was shot during a disturbance In the negro district known as the "Coast," died in a hospital today. There was con siderable disorder in the district, and the rioting reached its climax In a light among the negroes themselves. This occurred about midnight. William Simms has been arrested on the charge of murder. He is alleged to have shot Cramer, and Is held without ball to await the action of the cor oner's jury. Several Men Shot. James A. Mercer and another negro, who were shot during an encounter with white men in another section of the city, are not dangerously wounded. It was during this outbreak of lawlessness that Sergeant of Police McDermott was shot in the cheek and Patrolmen Green and Hutton were slightly Injured. If there is any further rioting tonight the police authorities say the militia will be asked for. All is quiet in the city today. A dispatch to the New York Herald from Wilmington, Del., last night says: Race feeling runs high in Wilmington tonight, and there is danger of a clash between the crowds of whites and blacks. Knots of angry men are gathered on street corners discussing the situation and a violent lead er could easily precipitate a battle. Firearms Bought. Alarmed by the demonstrations of last night, many negroes have purchased fire arms. and second-hand dealers and pawn brokers report that their stocks have been j practically exhausted. There are said to be meetings in progress In the negro quar ters to devise means of defense and of fense. | While men were inflamed by stories cir culating today about acts of retaliation committed by negroes, word was brought to the city that five cows belonging to the Ferris Industrial School had been poisoned. The superintendent of the school is the Rev. Dr. E. A. Bishop, whose daughter Helen was murdered by George White last week. It Is asserted that these cows were poisoned by the negroes who wished to avenge White's tragic death. It is reported that negroes have threatened to burn the barns of the farmers who assisted in kill ing White. There have been a score of individual col lisions between white men and negroes dur ing the day, and the police fear grave con flicts. Governor Confers. Gov. John Hunn, although ill, visited Wil mington today and held a secret conference with local officials. Those present included Chief Justice Lore, Associate Judges Grubb and Spruance, Mayor Fisher, Attorney General Ward, Deputy Attorney General Robert H. Richards, City Solicitor Reln hardt and the police commissioners. It Is believed further arrests are to be made, and that if more warrants are is sued they will be against resldc-nts of Wil mington. instead of a stranger like Arthur CorwelL Gov. Hunn is anxious to know how pris oners will be protected, as there is bound to be great excitement when the men are placed in custody. The great question is whether the militia should be called out, and this is more puzzling than would appear at first glance. Delaware has only one regiment. Wilmington, the largest city, has a battalion. It is known that a very large percentage of the local military or ganization was present when the attack was made on the workhouse and when White was burned at the stake. These citizen soldiers, who were them selves in Monday's mob, would hesitate se riously about facing another mob composed of their friends. F ALLIUMS CONFERRED. Ceremony in Rome in Which American Friests Participated. ROME, June 26.?The ceremony of con ferring palliums on the new archbishops and bishops took place today in the private chapel at the residence of Cardinal Luigi Macchi, dean of the cardinal deacons and secretary of apostolic briefs. Monsignor Farrelly, secretary of the Amer ican College and privy chamberlain to the pope, the postulant for Archbishop Farley of New York, took, in the archibishop's name, the prescribed oath, and then Car dinal Macchi placed a pallium on Monsig nor Farrelly's shoulders. The same ceremony took place In the case of Monsignor Jacquemin, who was postu lant for Archbishop Qulgley of Chicago, III., and Father Descuffl of the propagan da. the postulant for Archbishop Orth of Vancouver. JUMPED BEFORE TRAIN. Suicide of Mrs. Potter at White Plains, N. Y. NEW YORK, June 2?.?The body of the woman who blindfolded herself and Jump ed before a train at White Plains last night was identified today as the divorced wife of Dr. Foster F. Potter of this city. Mrs. Pot ter was about forty-five years old. At one time she was possessed of consid erable property, and still owned much real estate In Yonkers Park. That her suicide was premeditated is shown by a note she left, which was ad dressed "To My Family." ELOPEMENT CASE NEWS. Luton and His Young Wife in Court in Norfolk. Special Dispatch to The Evening Star. NORFOLK, Va., June 2(5.?The sensa tional case growing out of the elopement and marriage of James H. Luton, aged fifty-nine, and Louise Titmus, aged eigh teen, whose honeymoon was spent In Bal timore, where great notoriety was given them through newspapers, was concluded In Judge Taylors court today tfter a lengthy trial. The evidence showed that Luton had re fused to provide a separate house for his wife and grown children, and that Mrs. Luton left him, later refusing to sign deeds to property which It had been decided to sell. The result was that Luton and his young bride's father were each fined for assault, with peace bonds against Luton and William Titmus, the bride's brother. Steel Trust Loses a Boat. CHICAGO. June 26.?A dispatch fo the Record-Herald from Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., says: In a heavy fog over Lake Su perior yesterday the steel steamer Corona, ore laden, ran on the rocks of Round Is land. The vessel was bound from Dulutii to Ashtabula. The Corona is believed to be badly damaged. She is owned by the United States Steel Corporation. THE STAB BY HAIL Person* leaving the cltjr for any period can have The Star mailed to them to any address In the United States or Canada, by ordering It at this office. In person or by letter. Terms: 13 cents per week: 39 cents fCT two weeks; or 00 cents per month. INVARIABLY IN ADVANCE. The address may be changed as fre quently as desired. Always give the last address, as well aa the new om> SMITH STRIKES BACK Former Postmaster General Prepares Letter. SUGGESTS COLLUSION DISCUSSES INVESTIGATION WITH THE PRESIDENT. Assistant Attorney General Robb Favors Awarding Honey Order Blank Contract to Herman. Charles Emory Smith, who served as Postmaster General In President McKln ley's cabinet and also In the cabinet of President Roosevelt until about fifteen months ago. spent several hours with the President today discussing the post office investigation and the facts so far as lie knew them during his administration of the Post Office Department. Mr. Smith took breakfast with the Presi dent, and later In the day called upon him at his office. Mr. Smith s answer to the report of Mr. Bristow will be published throughout the country tomorrow morn ing. Mr. Smith discussed with the President his statement. It is learned on excellent RUthoniy that the answer consists of ex li'bits "A." "B" and "C," and that Mr Smith will make the showing, which will have to be explained, that the Tulloch clinrges and the eport of Inspector Smith are almost identical, at some point? being In such similar language as to suggeat the possibility of their having been prepared I by the same person. Wants an Explanation, j Mr. Smith practically makes the charge, by parallel column at least, that there was | some collusion in the matter, and by im j plication, if not in word, asks for an ex planation. A new sensation may be Injected Into the whole Investigation by this showing of the former Postmaster General, and further statements will probably have to be made by somebody. Mr Smith's statement deils. it la un derstood. with the Tulloch charges. wh.-h were the only tilings coming before his depai tirent when he was in charge on which an investigation could be made. The Tulloch charges, printed more nl nutely than ever before, are -jiven aa ex hibit "A " In fact, the entire charges as made by Mr. Tulloch at that time are g;\en in the answer. Inspector Smith's Report. . Mr. Smith then presents as exhibit "B" the report of Inspector Smith, who wai de tailed to look Into the charges and report upon them. This is the report that Mr. Smith sees fit to draw the parallel on aa showing that the Tulloch charges and the inspector's report are in one and the same handwriting and in manner of descr.ption, a fact which Mr. Smith regards as most Cl]3xhibit "C" contains Mr. Smith s expla nation and remarks upon thewholething as it came before him. It is understood that he points out that after Controller Trace well, the highest reviewing officer in the matter of accounts in the country, had passed upon the charges and examined in detail for a period of four months, there was little else to be done, and when the inspector's report was presented to him he gave consideration to the fact that the man who had the final word in all such matters had already had his say. It will be pointed out, it is stated, that Mr Bristow called the inspector s report to the attention of Mr. Charles Emory Smith, and that the latter did not enter into the details then because of the investigation in progress by the controller. The report of Mr. Bristow a few days ago was based upon the report made in lWt'.t by Inspector Smith and Mr. Charles Emory Smith has no ground upon which to base his answer except the report of Mr. Bris tow a few days ago to the Postmaster Gen eral. Therefore, It is declared, Mr. Charles Emory Smith's answer will fully cover every feature of which he was cognisant when in office. Favorable to Herman. Assistant Attorney General Robb this afternoon submitted to First Assistant Postmaster General Wynne his opinion on the legality of the bid made by Paul Her man of Rutherford, N. J., for the printing of money order blanks for the Post O"1'* Department. The opinion is understood to be favorable to the letting of the contract to Mr. Herman. .? The action of Mr. James T. Metealf, su perintendent of the money order system to the matter of letting this contract, was the cause of his summary removal from the service by the Postmaster General about te"t was charged that Mr. Metealf was un duly interested in having the contract go to the Wynkoop-Hallenbeck-Crawford com pany of New York, which firm employs Mr. Metcairs son. Mr Herman was a caller on the first as sistant postmaster general this forenoon. Mr Drake, representing the Wynkoop-Hal lenbeck-Crawford Company, also called on Mr. Wynne in the interest of staving ot giving the contract to Mr. Herman. The first assistant postmaster general had not seen the opinion of Assistant Attorney General Robb at the time, and he told Mr. Drake if he had any further statement to make it would be proper for him to file !t with the assistant attorney general. A committee representing the Allied Printing Trades Council having jurisdiction in this district waited on First Assistant Postmaster General Wynne, shortly before 3 o'clock this afternoon, and formally reg istered an objection to having the contract for the printing of money order blank* awarded to Paul Herman on the ground that Mr. Herman is not a member of the Allied Printing Trades Council. Mr Wynne received the committee and assured the members that their objection should have due consideration. Gen. Payne Not to Resign. Postmaster General Payne was not at h e office this forenoon. He went directly from his apartments in the Arlington Hotel to the White House to attend the last cabinet meeing before the President departs for his home at Oyster Bay. He was on hand with the other cabinet officers at 11 o cloejc and looking in better health than in some time Some of Mr. Payne s friends con gratulated him on his Improved appear ance, and ]>e jocularly remarked, "Oh, I m not dead yet." It is stated on the authority of friends close to Mr. Payne that he his no thought of resigning at this time and that ti? President would not permit him to do ?o unless It were a case of life or death It has been known for years that Mr. Payne's health was In a more or less seri ous condition. By reason of etomach troubles of a chronic nature Mr. Payne has at different times traveled all over Furone and this country seeking restora tion His trouble is not one of a fatal nature, but it wears upon Its vict ms and often unfits them for severe mental or ph>Fi??w wo?k Mr Payne has been going through ?me exceedingly difficult work and the strain has aggravated his troubles In such a way that he has recently been feeling worse than in a long time. Under the same circumstances most men would ha\e left the cabinet before this, it Is pointed out but under the goading that lie has been receiving Mr. Payne, it Is declared.