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PUBLISHED DAILY, EXOEFr SUNDAY. Niintu OSm, 11U Stmt u| Fiunylitaii Atiiu The Evening Star Newspaper Company. '? H. rtOTTMAHW. Prtidtnt Htw T#rk Offett Trikoa* Building. CklMf* Offlc? : Tribune Building. THE STAB BT KAIL. Persors leaving the city for any period can have The Star mailed to them to any address In the United States or Carada, by ordering It at this office. In person or by letter. Terms: 13 cents per week: 25 cents for two weeks: or !Vt cents per month. INVARIABLY IN ADVANCE. The address may be charged as fre quently as desired. Always give the last address, as well as the new one. No. 15,717. WASHINGTON, D. C., FRIDAY, JULY 10, 1903-SIXTEEN PAGES. TWO CENTS. Unsettled Feeling Exists at tKe District Building. AUDITORSHIP FLUKE MR. McKENSIE'S FRIENDS CRITI CISE HIS TREATMENT. fctany Applications for Mr. Petty's Place?To Try to Recover on Bond. An unsettled condition of affairs, practi cally resembling demoralization, exists at the District building:, where recent events of marked significance have followed each other with startling effect. The former atmosphere of diligent work has changed Into a feeling of unrest and the clerks are most of the day either thinking or talking of the muddle into which affairs have fallen. Every one is discussing the pos sibility of what move may next be made. Probably the most distinct feature of the situation Is the lack of confidence which Jias developed and which seems to ex tend from the humblest among the em ployes to the Commissioners themselves. There Is an absence of the co-operative spirit, and instead of pulling together, there is evidence of individual effort to be set right before superior officers or the public as the case may be. The uneasiness which is now so apparent had Its beginning with the Watson Incident. 'I he news of this defalcation to the extent of f73,OUO was so amazing that the District officials and clerks hardly thought it could be true. District affairs have heretofore run along so smoothly that a sensat'on of the Watson variety found the folk at the District building somewhat slow of ccmiirehension. When the full truth be came known, however, and startling events and disclosures began to accumulate so rapidly, these folk not only believed, but, ?with the enthusiasm of the novice at any game, began to suspect every one and ex pect anything. So It was that, beginning with the Wat Bon disclosures, the feeling of unrest was added to by the defiant tone of Auditor Petty's report, in which he spared no one. The announced removal of Mr. Petty and the proposed transfer of Mr. Alexander McKenzie from the board of personal tax appraisers to the auditorship, increased the fund of gossip and the uneasiness. Cap ping the climax was the announcement of yesterday that the Commissioners had re considered the whole matter, and as a re sult of Mr. McKenzle's connection with the Washington Asphalt Block and Tile Company he would not be named as au ditor. This last move has probably upset things more than any happening since the defalca tion itself, it throws the entire situation lip In the air, and the Commissioners them selves seem undecided as to what to do next. The Commissioners announced their desire to retain Mr. Petty in the District service because of his long association with the local government and his good work in the years gone by. He was slated to take McKenzie's place on the personal tax board. The change of program has seemingly left no loophole for Mr. Petty but to resign, and he has announced to the Commissioners his willingness to do so. unless they can make some arrangement that will be satisfactory to all parties. The possibility of this ar rangement, however, seems remote, as the Commissioners are most likely to select Bome expert accountant from outside to take the office of auditor. There is a pub lic feeling which seems to make it impossi ble to promote any one in the auditor's office. Auditor's OfBce Demoralized. There is very little sympathy for the Commissioners in this last dilemma, the general opinion being that they have brought it upon themselves, and in doing bo have acted unjustly toward one of their officials. The McKenzie matter has mud dled matters more than can readily be imagined. In the auditor's office the de moralization is most in evidence, although It extends more or iess to every branch of the government. Mr. Petfy is still auditor In fact, not having been removed or trans ferred according to the records. Although auditor, Air. Petty is not acMng In that capacity, lie is at the office, but H preparing various reports called for by the Commissioners some time ago. Mr. Alonzo Tweedale is acting auditor ani doing the best possible with the force at his command considering the unsettled state of affairs. There are several new clerks in the office and two treasury ex P<Lrit!t. are, t,lere making examinations upon which to base a separate report to the Com missioners and to the Treasury Depart iMr" Petty 18 working to secure a detailed statement of Watsons transac tions. - Ih<Lre. ,'s aI'Parent need of some one to take hold of the office and straignten affairs out. Mr. Tweedale Is not clothed with tne authority that will go with the regularly appointed auditor and Is canseouently .handicapped. Officials Criticised. The friends of Mr. McKenzie are out spoken in their crlUcism of the Commis sioners for the manner in which the per sonal tax appraiser has been deaJt with in the auditorship matter. Mr. McKenzie as serts and the Commissioners admit that he did not desire the place. It Is further asserted that the Commis sioners were made acquainted with Mr. McKenzle's connection with the asphalt company before he was named as auditor Although they knew of his connection with the company, he was urged to accept the place. Mr. McKenzie says he explained the block and tile matter Thursday of last week, and despite this explanation he was named the following day to succeed Mr. Petty. Mr. McKenzie stated that It would be a personal sacrifice for him to accept the auditorship, as he would have to make a forced sale of his stock In the asphalt company. The Commissioners agreed with Mr. McKenzie that he should get out of the company if he was to accept the auditor Ship. Mr. McKenzie did comply with his own and the Commissioners' Idea of getting out of the company to accept the auditorship which was urged upon him. When he had completed the deal at a pecuniary loss of ,UUU to himself the Commissioners make the announcement that he cannot serve as auditor because of his connection with the asphalt company. It Is claimed by Mr. McKenzie's support ers that the Commissioners should have made this decision when they were first ac quainted with his asphalt Interests. Al though acquainted with his connection with the company the Commissioners urged Mc Kenzie to accept the auditorship. Then when he Is ready to comply with their wishes at a personal loss the Commission ers meet and decide that he cannot Hrrvfc, Mr. McKenzie s friends say the matter has been made to appear as a startling discov ery b>" the Commissioners subsequent to their decision to appoint Mr. McKenzie, When, as a matter of fact, they were ac quainted with the exact condition of af fairs before urging him to take the audi torial ?ffice. The Commissioners do not assert there was ever any wrongdoing in connection with the asphalt block con tracts. The material furnished by the com pany has been so satisfactory that Col. ? Bill file has stated he would rather lose the services of Mr. McKenzie than the output of the local company. Col. Riddle said he thought the District entitled to the block and was anxious that the company should have the contract. The indecision of the Commissioners In dealing with the auditorship matter and the fluke with regard to Mr. McKenzie have aroused much adverse criticism. It may be better understood, however, when it is stated that the feeling between the members of the present board of Commls1 sioners is one of exceptional formality. The departments assigned to the several Com missioners for immediate supervision are jealously guarded and interference or sug gestion from the otiier Commissioners Is apparently barred by ethics and looked upon with disfavor. There is a decided absence of a willingness to share responsibility and this feeling Is having its effect. The spirit has made itself manifest on several occa sions recently, unofficially, of course. Many Applications. [ Commissioner West stated today that he is being fairly overwhelmed with applica tions for the auditorship. It appears that | every person able to keep books Is anxious for the place. Mr. West stated today that most of these applications cannot be con sidered. _ ^ The auditor must be a man of special qualifications. He must not only be an ac countant, but must have a good knowledge of law principles, and at the same time be acquainted with District legislation and District appropriation bills for some years past. The office of auditor requires a knowledge of -laims against the District, if the matter were merely one of securing an expert accountant the task of the Com missioners would be an easy one. Mr. West says he wants the best man he can get for the place, whether he is at pres ent in or out of the District service. There was considerable gossip at the building to day connecting various officials with pro posed transfers, but none of these had a foundation of fact. The Commissioners have instructed the corporation counsel to proceed to recover on Auditor Petty's bond of $20,000. The bondsmen are Geo. T. Dearinic C 1 i Church and Jesse B. Wilson GUEST OP JOHN BURROUGHS. President Roosevelt Makes a Quiet Trip on the Sylph. Ol STER BAY, L. I., July 10 ?President Roosevelt Is the guest today of John Bur roughs, the poet-naturalist, at West Park Ulster county, N. Y. Accompanied by Mrs. Roosevelt the President left Sagamore Hill about 0 o clock last night, boarded the naval yacht Sylph and started for West Park. So care fully guarded were the plans for thd trip that not even the officers of the secret service were Informed. None of the offi cers accompanied the President. The President expected to land at 'West Park early this morning and pass the time with Mr. Burroughs until 2 o'clock this ?i n'rri?>','n:. The, rpturn trip to Sagamore Hill will be made without stop. POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y, July 10,-Presi dent and Mrs. Roosevelt passed Pough keepsie on the Sylph at 8:30 o'clock this morning. (Vi STER BAY, July 10.?King Edward of England, after proposing the health of President Roosevelt at the banquet in Buckingham Palace, which he gave last night to Admiral Cotton and the officers of the American squadron now at Ports mouth, indited while sitting at the ban quet board a message of friendship to the President. The cablegram was received here, and is as follows: "LONDON, July 9, 1903. "The President, Oyster Bay, N. Y.: "I have the great pleasure In entertain ing Admiral Cotton and the captains of his squadron, and have Just proposed your health with every feeling of cordiality and friendship. (Signed) "EDWARD R." A reply will be sent by President Roose velt upon his return to Sagamore Hill. The Start Last Night. A flispatch from Oyster Bay, N. Y., last night says: President and Mrs. Roosevelt left Sagamore Hill tonight, boarded the naval yacht Sylph, and started on a crulS9 up the Hudson river. Secretary Loeb declined to state the des tination of the President, but it is known that he is going to some point at a consid erable distance up the river, perhaps above Poughkeepsle, to visit a friend of the fam ily. It is understood that the President and Mrs. Roosevelt will reach the end of their Journney some time tomorrow morning, and that they expect to start In a few hours on the return trip. They are due at Sagamore Hill tomorrow night. Arrangements for the trip were clothed In the greatest secrecy. It is said that even members of the President's family were not cognizant of them. In some manner, a rumor of the contemplated cruise became current in the village. It was confirmed by Mr. Loeb after the departure of the Pres ident. It is expected that the Sylph will reach the mouth of the Hudson river about 1 o'clock tomorrow morning. ARGUMENT IN UPTON CASE To Be Heard Tomorrow in Federal Court in Baltimore. Special DJ.?*patch to The Evening Star. BALTIMORE, ^ Md., July 10.?Argument will be heard tomorrow before Judge Mor rls in the United States district court here ' on the motion to quash the Indictment against Columbus Ellsworth Upton of Bal timore county, who with Thomas W. Mc Gregor of Washington, D. C., Is charged with conspiracy to defraud the government in connection with a contract to supply the Post Office Department with mall pouches for the rural free delivery service. The motion was made by Mortimer F. Lawrence and William 8. Bryan, Jr., at torneys for Upton, and is based on the al legation that the accused was Indicted upon a statement obtained from him In an Illegal and unconstitutional manner. The motion sets forth that at the request of two post office inspectors Upton accom panied them to the office of th? fourth as sistant postmaster general and that there without being first informed that criminal proceedings were about to be Instituted against him and without being warned that he was at liberty to refuse to give any testimony against himself, he was sworn and put through a searching and Inquisito rial examination relative to the charges against him. i lt.Jf ^,leBe? that the statement obtained in this illegal manner Is not admissible at any stage of criminal proceedings against the accused, not having been voluntarily made by him. but nevertheless was laid be fore the grand Jury at the time the Indict ment was found. This proceeding. It is agium'upVtonates the lndlctment touna NEWS ITEMS FROM HAWAII. New Federal Buildings Wanted?Queen Lil's Claim Approved. HONOLULU, July 10?The legislature has passed a resolution asking Congress to provide federal buildings for. this city; also in favor of the passage of "Queen Llliuokalanl'8 claim." A bounty on coffee production and the furtherance of the contemplated Improve ments at Pearl Harbor are recommended. The Chinese .residents of this city have ordered a boycott on the steamer Korea, plying between here, the mainland and the orient, for refusing the Chinese Americana permission to visit the vessel while at th e port 4 LONG CONFERENCE Postmaster General and Two Assistants. MANIFOLD CONTRACT BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN SUB JECT OF DISCUSSION. Waiting for Mr. Bristow's Beport Be fore Taking Action?A Fraud Order Issued. Postmaster General Payne had Fourth Assistant Bristow, Third Assistant Mad den and Assistant Attorney General Robb in conference with him for more than an hour this forenoon. Mr. Madden remained with the Postmaster General until nearly 1 o'clock this afternoon. It is understood the discussion related to the contract the department has with the General Manifolding Company of Franklin, Pa., for supplying carbon paper used in the money order system. The Postmaster General gave an audience to the newspaper men at 1 o'clock. He said there was nothing new of interest to give out concerning the investigation. The fact that Superintendent William H. Landvoigt has a son employed by the Gen eral Manifolding Company has caused con siderable comment. It is argued by some that the case of buperintendent Landvoigt is in this respect similar to that of Super intendent Metcalf of the money order di vision. Metcalf had a son employed by a New York firm which had for years re ceived the contract for printing money or der blanks. Waiting for Bristow's Beport. "When Postmaster General Payne was asked if anytning had been done in the case of Mr. Landvoigt he replied: "I have not yet received the report of Mr. Bristow on the investigation." It is understood that Mr. Payne Is desir ous of having the report and of taking the action that may be deemed necessary be fore he goes away on his ocean trip. Mr. Payne will leave Washington next Wednesday, and will be absent about ten days. The contemplated journey is from Washington to Boston and return by boat. Although nothing was known regarding the project until last night, it is now said that the Journey was planned before the visit to the Catskills. As on yesterday, Mr. Payne did not re turn to the department after luncheon to day. Secretary Whitney took the late mail to his chief's apartments in the Arlington, where Mr. Payne signed it. It is likely this custom will be continued while the Post master General is in Washington and the weather remains hot. Mr. John R. Procter, president of the civil service commission, with Mr. Greene, the newly appointed member of the com mission from Duluth, Minn., was a caller at the department this forenoon. Mr. Proc ter Introduced his new colleague to the Postmaster General. Fraud Order Issued. Postmaster General Payne this afternoon issued a fraud order against the American Street Car Transportation Company of Brooklyn, N. Y. The scheme of this com pany is an old one. and is In reality an endless chain arrangement. A patron buys a book of street car tick ets good on any electric or elevated street railroad in the United States for $1. The book of tickets contains three coupons?in troductions they are called?which the pur chaser sells, respectively, to three friends. The three friends each in turn buy similar books and sell the introductory coupons to thedr friends, each retaining 75 cents for his services. Assistant Attorney General Robb has been working on the case for several weeks. It was figured by him that if there were to be 200 endless chains up to the sixteenth series there would be about 8,000 tickets for every man, woman and child in the United States. The number of persons who would have bought coupons to the end of the sixteenth series of a single chain would have been 129,032,873. Gen. Robb, in his opdnion. with other things said: "To the ordinary observer it would ap pear this supply would be more than suffi cient to meet the demand for rides on street cars for a very considerable period." In 300 cases Investigated only seventy-five introductions were cashed in. Postmaster General Payne has approved the order removing the Grand street sub station of the New York post office from Grand and Suffolk streets to Grand and Attorney streets. This is in order to give the service there greater accommodations Driggs Case in Court. Counsel fttr former Representative Ed mund H. Driggs, who is under indictment for accepting money while he was a con gressman, for services rendered to the Brandt-Dent Company, said yesterday after filing argument on the demurrer in the United States court in Brooklyn that there was an excellent chance of the demurrer being sustained. Judge Thomas said that on account of the Importance of the case he needed much time to consider It, and he gave counsel until September 1 to file brief3. Hugo Hlrsh of counsel for Mr. Driggs, argued that the indictments were faulty, first, because they failed to state sufficient facts to constitute a crime; second, because the United States court has no jurisdiction; third, because sections 1781 and 1782 of the Revised Statutes are unconstitutional. Mr. Hirsh declared that none of the in dictments founded upon the alleged con tracts and the giving of the alleged notes give the time or state specifically the char acter Of the service rendered. Congress, he argued, has no right to restrict any of its members from the exercise of the rights of a common citizen. Basing his argument on the fact that the statute of limitations outlaws such an of fense after three years, Mr. Hirsh declared that, as the transaction was closed in May, 1890, or more than three years ago, when the Brandt-Dent Company gave a note promising to pay a certain sum of money to Mr. Driggs, the court had no jurisdiction. Judge Thomas expressed the opinion that the transaction was not complete until the promissory notes were taken up. A Change of Station. By direction of the Secretary of War the 19th Infantry is relieved from duty in the Department of California and ordered to the Department of the Columbia for as signment to such stations as the depart ment commander may determine. Lands to Be Beeurveyed. The Secretary of the Interior has ap proved the recommendation of the commis sioner of the general land office that the proclamation for the sale of the GUsonlte lands In the Unoompahgre Indian reserva tion In Utah be postponed until the lands can be resurveyed. The action was.taken because of the discovery that the old sur vey was very defective. SALES IN SOUTH SEAS MANY DISASTERS TO SHIPPING REPORTED. Stories of Suffering by Shipwrecked Mariners Brought by Steamer Miowera. VICTORIA, B. C., July 10.?The steamer Miowera brings details of many shipping disasters which occurred off the Australian ccast and in South sea, as a result of tre mendous gales in June. Brief facts have been cabled of the loss of the German bark Edith, with Captain Ertell and eleven men, en route from Puget sound to Port Pirie with lumber, and of the dismasting of the German bark C. H. Watjen. Both vessels were long overdue. The Edith struck a reef oft New Cale donia and her crew left In two boats, one with Capt. Ertell and eleven men and the other with the mate and eight men. The captain's boat was not seen after they left the vessel. It was provisioned for fourteen days. The other boat was at sea for eight days, and the shipwrecked men suffered great privations. On the eighth day they sighted the Watjen, from New York to Yokohama. The vessel had been caught In a furious cyclone, which rendered her almost a com plete wreck. Twenty thousand cases of kerosene had been jettisoned -in order to relieve her. For seventy-six days the Wat jen partly drifted and partly sailed, with the assistance of jury masts, finally reach ing Yale Island, off the Coast of New Guinea, whence the Edith's crew was taken to Australia, while the Watjen's people remained with their vessel, hoping to get her to Australia for repairs. The Edith broke in halves after striking the reef. The Norwegian bark Lotus ran on a reef in the Fiji group and was a total loss. The crew was saved. The steam collier illaroot was wrecked on the Australian coast, after losing her pro peller. The crew was saved. The French bark Admiral Cecille, which was damaged on a reef off New Caledonia, and was cast adrift by the steamer St. Louis, which ran short of fuel after towing her 1,000 miles, was found in a disabled condition eighty miles oft Sydney and towed to the port. Other vessels damaged during the storm were the German bark Mowana, wheat laden from Buenos Ayres to Sydney; the West Lothian, from Tacoma for Sydney with a cargo of wheat and flour; the Cas tor, from Portland. Ore.; the Jamej Drum mond, from Fair Haven, and the Swedish bark Tropic. The American bark Abbey Palmer was long overdue from Sydney for New Castle, and it was feared she had been lost, but she was sighted all well after the gales. The schooner Elliston of Sydney was wrecked, but the crew escaped. SECRETARY ROOT DEPARTS. Will Confer With the President Re garding Department Matters. Secretary Root left here this ifternoon for Oyster Bay for the purpose, o* confer ring with the President in regard to a number of matters before the War Depart ment, which are ready for final action. In cluded in the secretary's budget are several court-martial cases, involving the possible I dismissal of the officers. Until Secretary Root returns next week, Assistant Secre tary Sanger will have charge of affairs of the War Department In this city. TO BE SECOND LIEUTENANTS. Gen. Corbin Announces a Number of Appointments. Adjutant General Corbin has announced the following appointments In the United States army: To be second lieutenants?First Sergeant William F. Herrell, 60th Company, Coast Artillery, June 12, 1003, to the 12th Infan try. I George Edgar Nelson of Vermont, June 13, 1903, to the 1st Infantry. Stephen Morris Barlow, from at large, June 13, 1903, to the 26th Infantry. Jesse Duncan Elliott of Alabama, June 13, 1903, to the 6th Infantry. Edward Himmelwright Tarbutton of Maryland, June 13, 1903, to the 13th Infan try. Carroll Borden Hodges, from at large, June 13, 1903. to the 12th Infantry. Fitzhugh Berry Alderdice, of Maryland. June 13, 1903, to the 7th Infantry. William Goodlett Motlow of Tennessee June 13, 1903, to the 21th Infantry. ACTIVITY IN KENTUCKY. Yerkes and Bradley Strong for Repub lican Leadership. Kentucky republicans in Washington are interesting themselves In the coming re publican state convention which will meet In Louisville next Wednesday. A number of blue grass republicans have left the city for their homes to engage in the prelimina ries, prominent among them being Internal Revenue Commissioner Yerkes. Mr. Yerkes is engaged in a struggle with ex-Governor Bradley for the republican leadership of the state, or rather Mr. Brad ley Is fighting for rehabilitation as a leader, which he lost during the McKinley admin istration. The auestion will come to Issue in the nomination of a candidate for governor. Mr. Yerkes wants Mr. Morris Belknap of Louisville nominated and Mr. Bradley has declared for Mr. Augustus E. Willson, also of Louisville. The adherents of the two biggest men in republican politics In Ken tucky. Messrs. Yerkes and Bradley, are aligning themselves and the struggle Is on. It is said that ex-Governor Bradley has been encouraged to make the tight for the boss-ship, which he once held, by recognl i? e*tended to him by President Roose 'itrc!>on after Mr. Roosevelt came Into the White House he invited Mr. Bradley to Washington and consulted him about Ken tucky appointments. CONDITIONS IN CHINA.. Soldiers Desert to the Rebels?Ameri can Relief to Famine Strick*n. The following cablegram has been re ceived at the State Department from Unit ed States Consul McWade, at Canton, dated yesterday; "In consequence of general dissatisfaction 1,500 braves deserted to the rfebels at arms. Admiral Ho left here for Kwang SI with 2,000 soldiers. Viceroy Chen telegraphs conditions in Kwang Si now Improving ow ing to American relief." He also cabled that Fantos Ting of Kwantung has been appointed governor of Kwang SI In place of Wongchllchun. who has been degraded. Consul General McWade has Informed the Department of State, under date of July 9, that no more relief funds are needed for Kwang Si. Treaty Ratifications Exchanged. United States Minister Jackson at Athens has cabled the Secretary of State that the ratifications of the consular convention be ^e governments of Greece and the United States were exchanged at Athens Proposals for Philippine In debtedness Certificates TO BE OPENED AUG. 25 ANNOUNCEMENT OF COL. ED WARDS. Issue to Be in Coupon Form of Denomi nation of $1,000 and Will Bear Four Fer Cent Interest. Col. Edwards, chief of the bureau of In sular affairs. War Department, today Is sued the following circular: "By direction of the Secretary of War and on behalf of the government of the Philippine Islands, the bureau of insular afTalrs of the War Department invites bids for 13,000,000 of the certificates of indebted ness of the government of the Philippine Islands, authorized by the act of Congress entitled 'An act to establish a standard of value and to provide for a coinage system In the Philippine Islands,' approved March 2. 1903, and an act of the Philippine com mission, numbered 792. enacted June 30, 1903. "The certificates will be issued in coupon form, in the denomination of <1.000; they will be dated September 1, 1903, bearing in terest at the rate of 4 per centum per an num, payable quarterly, and will be re I deemable In one year after date of issue In , gold coin of the United States at the office of the Guaranty Trust Company of New York, depositary of the funds of the Phil ippine Islands In the city of New York. "By the terms of the act of Congress these certificates are exempt from the pay ment of all taxes or duties of the govern ment of the Philippine Islands, or any local authority therein, or of the government of the United States, as well as from taxation In any form by or under any state, munic I ipal or local authority in the United States or in the Philippine Islands. "Subscriptions will be payable upon notifi cation of acceptance by this office at the office of the Guaranty Trust Company of New York, as depositary for insular funds. In checks or bank drafts made payable In said city, and delivery of certificates will be made by said trust company. "The Secretary of the Treasury authorizes the statement that these certificates of in debtedness will be accepted by the Treas ury Department as security for deposits of the public money of the United States In national banks whenever fuitlwr deposits may be made, and may at any time be sub stituted for United States bonis now held as security for deposit, on condition that the government bonds thus release! be used as security for additional bank note circula tion. I "The Secretary of War reserves the right to reject any and all bids. "Responsible subscriptions offering the highest and most advantageous premium | i will be those accepted up to the amount of ] J3.000.000, as offered. "The envelopes containing WJs should be clearly marked 'Subscriptions for Philip pine temporary certificates of indebtedness' ! and addressed to the bureau of insular , affairs, War Department, Washington, D. C. They will be opened at 2 p.m., August 25, 1903, and no bids received after 12 m., August 25, 1903, will be considered." NAVY DEPARTMENT CHANGES. Appointments, Promotions and Resig nations Announced. Changes in the classified service of the Navy Department have been announced as follows: Promotion?J. H. Larrabee, from drafts man^at 11,000 per annum to draftsman at $1,200 per annum, hydrographlc office. Appointed?George W. French, special la borer (messenger boy) at $1.04 a day. Sec retary's office. Resigned?W. S. Hinman, clerk at $1,800 per annum. Secretary's office (transferred to White House); Murray S. Ricketts, spe cial laborer (messenger boy) at $2 per day, bureau of yards and docks; 8. F. McMa hon, fireman at $720 per annum, naval ob servatory; W. D. Anderson, special la borer (typewriter) at $3.04 a day, bureau of equipment; E. N. Lovewell, nautical ex pert at $1,000 per annum, hydrographlc office. THE MANCHURIAN QUESTION. Nothing Likely to Be Done Until Sep tember. The President has decided that the mat ter of the Jewish petition must be finally disposed of before any further effort Is made here to compose the issues arising out of the Manchurlan situation. There fore it Is now said that nothing is likely to be done In regard to Manchuria until next September, by which time, according to the last Russian engagement, the evac uation of Manchuria by Russian troops, save railroad guards, should be complete. It is understood that the Russian govern ment has set up as one reason for not sanctioning the opening of new ports in Manchuria the necessity of allowing her first to complete the evacuation of Man churia, and, although the reasoning is rather obscure on that point, it Is under stood that our government is willing to wait until September before making the next move. MISSOURI CONDITIONS. How the Republicans May Carry the State. It Is said in Missouri republican circles that Mr. Richard C. Kerens has practically agreed to retire from the republican na tional committee when the committee is reorganized and has made suggestions re garding his successor, with a view to com promising the differences between the re publican factions in Missouri. Bitter fac tional feeling has existed in Missouri for some years, and a concerted move Is being made all along the line to get the factions together. Representative Bartholdt of St. Louis la in the city, on his way to the old country, and brings the Information that Mr. Kerens is likely to drop out of the national com mittee. Mr. Kerens was placed on the national committee In 1896 because Presi dent McKlnley wanted him there. Mr. Kerens has not been as close to President Roosevelt as he was to President McKlnley, and It is further said that the conditions which originally suggested Mr. Kerens for the position have changed. Among the names mentioned as Mr. Kerens' successor are those of ex-Senator Kennish of Holt county, Mr. Frank E. Roberts of Springfield and Chairman A kins of the republican state committee. ' Representative Bartholdt sees a remote possibility of creating a split In the democ racy of Missouri. There has been some talk of nominating Prosecuting Attorney Folk of St. Louis for governor on the democratic ticket .Mr. Folk has been prosecuting the legislative "boodle" cases, and Is an ad vocate of reform. "If the democrats nomanlte Folk," said Mr. Bartholdt, "It will be useless for the republicans to put up a man against him. as he probably would sweep the state. Hut I doubt If the democratic machine will con sent to the selection of Folk. If Folk is rejected there probably will be an indo pendent reform movement, and he might be nominated as an Independent candidate. "In that case It would be feasible for the republican convention to indorse his candidacy and unite with the Independent vote in an effort to elect honest men to office, who would clean out the corruption ists at Jefferson City. Under these cir cumstances the republicans could carry Missouri, and that is what will be done unless the democrats nominate Folk." NO DUTY REQUIRED When Exhibits for the St. Louis Ex position Are Kept in Bond. The eastern press bureau of the world's fair has received, through the Treasury Department, special rulings on the sub ject of duty on foreign exhibits which will be brought to the exposition. No duty will be required on foreign ex hibits which are taken out of the country at the close of the exposition, but Imported goods sold here will be assessed to the reg ular revenue charge. In order to be ex empt from duty the goods must be received In bond at the first port of entry into this country and sent In bonded cars to the exposition grounds and there continued In bond until the close of the exposition, when they will be repacked In their original packing and returned through the same port at which they were entered. The rul ing will necessitate the presence within the exposition grounds of upward of live hundred revenue officers, inspectors and supervisors. The only foreign material which will be subject to release without duty will be personal supplies for the use of foreign commissioners within the limits of the ex position. free samples of merchandise to be distributed by foreign exhibitors, and advertising matter in the form of liter ature. MR. McCALLUM RESIGNS. Had Been Connected With Post Office for Many Years. Mr. Archibald T. McCallum, for more than twenty-eight years a valuable em ploye of the Post Office Department, has tendered his resignation and it has been regretfully accepted. During all his long service he had been prominently connected with the money branch of the dead letter office, and for many years had been its chief. In all his relations with the de partment, official and personal, he had se cured and retained the confidence and esteem of his fellow employes, as well as of those In authority over him. In addi tion to his success as a clerk and an of ficial. he has cultivated, with no less suc cess, the literary graces and is a writer of no small merit. Mr. McCallum's advanced years and the results of a recent long and debilitating ill ness have constrained to sever the rela tions so pleasantly maintained during the long period mentioned. DEPARTED FOR LISBON. The Brooklyn Leaves the Azores to Join Admiral Cotton's Vessels. Secretary Moody received a cable message this morning saying that the armored cruiser Brooklyn, which went to the Azores with Rear Admiral Barker's squadron, left the Azores this morning for Lisbon, Portu gal, where she will Join the European fleet, commanded by Rear Admiral Cotton, now at Portsmouth, England, which fleet Is due at Lisbon on the 22d Instant. The Brooklyn will succeed the battleship Kearsarge as flagship of the European fleet. Leaving Portsmouth the Kearsarge will proceed di rect to Frenchman's bay, on the coast of Maine, in order to participate in the joint maneuvers of the army and navy in the vicinity of Portland next month. GREETING SENT BY CABLE. The Manila Chamber of Commerce to the President. ' The President has received the following cable message from the American chamber of commerce at Manila, through Mr. Green, president: "We congratulate you and the American people upon the completion of the Pacific cable, which is truly a monument to Ameri can Industry and enterprise. May your ad ministration speedily accomplish abolition Of tariff and temporary admission of com petent labor, without which the Philippines cannot prosper. ' STEAMBOAT INSPECTORS. No One Yet Called Upon for Explana tion. Rumors to the effect that several mem bers of the board of steamboat Inspectors are to be called up before Secretary Cortel you of the Department of Commerce and Labor for discipline In connection with al leged violation of the Revised Statutes have not yet developed Into facts. Several members of the board are, it is said, accused of making public information regarding the intentions of the board in im portant revisions of the rules and regula tions of the steamboat service, thereby as sisting owners of vessels of the class af fected. Secretary Cortelyou has not as yet called upon any member of the board for an ex planation of these alleged charges, nor are the names of the accused members men tioned. That there Is some basis upon which the rumor has gained circulation is undoubted, but the Secretary, under whose supervision the board of steamboat in spectors comes, has refused to discuss the matter further than to say that it has not as yet come to his official attention. Several names are mentioned In the ru mor, among them being those of John D. Sloane of Dubuque and Ralph J. Whitledge of St. Louis, each of whom is said to have been guilty of violation of the regulations governing the operation of the board, but neither of these nor any one else has yet been called upon by the Secretary for an explanation. PEONAGE CASES. Special Assistance to Be Furnished in Their Prosecution. Attorney General Knox has appointed Julius Sternfelt stenographic law clerk to assist United States District Attorney Reese In the vigorous prosecution of the peonage cases In Alabama. It is asserted that the number of lndlctr ments of cases of this character will even tually number fully one thousand, and the government intends to prosecute them to the limit. Many other southern states are said to be the seat of similar practices, and the vio lators of personal liberty will have all they can do In the future to preserve their own. Southern sentiment is almost unanimous ly sympathetic with the Department of Jus tice in this work, and there will be nothing put In the way of the engine of the law as it progresses In these cases save by the guilty persons. Attorney General Knox has expressed himself as extremely desirous of checking what Is practically a renewal of ante bellum slavery with the worst features re tained and the best eliminated, and the en tire power of the department will be brought to.bear against the practice. Pope's Pleura Again Tapped by Surgeons. SOME SERUM FOUND REMOVAL OF THIS SEEMED TO HELP HIM. He Sank Into a Deep Sleep Soon After ?His General Condition Unchanged. ROME, July lo, 3:45 p.m.?The pope's marvelous vitality still permits him to maintain his struggle against death, al though a portion of the night was passed in sleepless waiting. He greeted his doc tors this morning with hopeful expressions. It was decided to perform another opera tion, which was executed by Dr. Maiwn', assisted by Dr. I,apponi. The patient was visibly relieved and soon after arose, sat in his armchair and read his favorite Latin poet, Horace. The usual light nourishment was taken at noon and the pope then lay down for a long rest. Although there is intense public anxiety, the neighborhood ot the Vatican and St. Peter s is coinparuUva ly quiet. The vicar of Rome has issued a proclama tion asking for prayers for the recovery ot his holiness and caused It to be posted on the front of all the churches, which throughout the day have been crowded w'th praying men and women. Rose at 6 O'Clock. The pope rose at C o'clock this morning. He said he thought the air of his room was somewhat vitiated and wanted it changed. An attendant, Plo Centra, after having been authorized to do sc by Dr. Dapponi, opened the windows of the whole apartment, including that of the sick room, the pontiff having previously been carefully covered with extra blankets. After remaining open for a short time the windows were closed, with the exception of the window of the sick room, Dr. Lapponl having decided that the balmy, fresh air cculd only do the patient good. The open ing and the shutting of the windows was watched from the piazza by the people who had gathered there to hear tfie latest news, and some of them interpreted it as meaning that the pontiff was dead, which necessitated a prompt official denial. The pope prayed for half an hour and then had breakfast, partaking of the yolk of an egg beaten up with sugar l'l hot coffee, and a light biscuit. The pontic then attended to his toilet, but he did not ithave. He then received his private secretary, MonsignOr Angeli, who was again surprised at the pope's brightness of mind and dis play of energy Pope's Looks Belie His Condition. On leaving the sick room Monslgnor An geli remarked to those who surrounded hlH and asked for news that. If it was not known that the pope was dangerously ill, from his appearance at that time one would say he was in his normal condition. The monsignor added that the pontiff referred to several different matters, recalling ex actly the most minute details and remem bering facts, figures and dates with'mar velous promptness, and all this to the ac companiment of snuff taking. The same impressions were formed by Count Camlllo Peccl, who visited the pope after Monsignor Angeli. The doctors' visit and the operation fol lowed. ROME, July 10?The following bulletin regarding the condition of the; pope was posted at 10:30 o'clock this morning: "The august patient passed the first part of the night fairly peacefully, but after ward the difficulty in his breathing became more marked, coupled with discomfort and in Increase of the feeling of oppression. The pulse is small and weak, at the rate of 92. Apyrexia was complete, and f'ne:*e was a little diuresis. A flow of endoplouritic matter being observed a second operation was decided upon and immediately per formed by Dr. Mazzoni. About a thousand grammes of bloody serum was extracted. The pontiff bore the second opeiafion very well, and In consequence of !t both the respiration and the power of the heart at once improved. (Signed) "L.APPONI, "MAZZONI, "KOisSONI " After the bulletin had been issued the crowds about the entrance of the Vatican dispersed. The authorities of the Vatican have mado arrangements which show '.hit they exrcct a quiet day. and the geneial feeling is that while the case is hopeless t*i3 pope inay live several days or even a weeit longer. Dr. Mazzonl's operation this morning wan almost identical with that of Tuesday afternoon. The patient lay on his couch, with his side exposed. The skin above the affected parts was washed with a solution of alcohol, cocaine was hypodermically in jected and Dr. Mazzoni inserted a Pravaz needle, which, by suction, drew oft the vitiated matter. The operation was com paratively painless, and was performed without recourse to chloroform or other anaesthetics. The Operation Brought Relief. After the operation the pope felt so re lieved that he insisted on getting up and tOok several steps toward his arm chair and seated himself for a few minutes. He then arose and going to the book shelves, where he keeps his favorite authors, took down Horace's Ars Poetica, returned to the arm chair and began reading, holding one leg over the other. He seemed to feel no ill effects from'the operation. On the con trary. he appeared to have derived benefit from It. Later In the day the pope had lunch and then took a long rest. In the provinces so firmly rooted has be come the conviction that the pope will not recover that the discussion concerning his successor Is almost superceding in general, interest the details of the pontiff's illness. Betting goes on with great animation, each cardinal having his fervent admirers. Those most frequently mentioned a? likely to be the next occupant of the papal throne are Cardinals Oreglia, Gotti and Rampolla, but Cardinals Agliardi. -Serafino Vannutelli and Ferrari, press them hard in public favor. j -*? Pulmonary Conditions Reappear. During the morning's examination of the patient the doctors, after a thorough sound ing. found that a pulmonary sound had re appeared In the obtuse zone, except in the area limited to the region where the punc ture was made for the extraction of the liquid, which is on a line drawn from the nipple of the right breast, under the arm to the spinal column, the obtuse sound thus being between the sixth and eighth ribs. With his head against the ribs. Dr. Lappoal heard a murmur In the vesicular region. The murmur was confused, with pleurlo rumblings, together with gurglings, aa If of small to middle-sized bubbles. At 3:15 he was still enjoying a restful re pose and showing no ill effects from the cperation. The neighborhood of the Vati can was tranquil. At 4:20 all was still quiet at the Vatican. No change of any sort was reported. Car dinal Rampolla did not venture Into the sick chamber, but anxiously inquired fl?