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THE EVENING STAR.
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Terms: 13 cents per Wt>ck: 25 cents for two weeks; or r*> cents per month. INVARIABLY IN ADVANCE. Th? address may be chanced as fre quently as desired. Always give th? last address, as well as the new on*. A Notable Victory for Arner ican Marksmen. PRIVATE COOK'S WORK LED THE FIELD IN SHOOTING AT 800 YARDS. Team Scored 1.570 Out of Possible 1,800, Defeating England by Fifteen Points. BISLEY, Eng., July 11.?America today recaptured the Palma trophy. Her team ?cored an aggregate of 1,!">70 out of a nos Bible 1,800, and beat all the best shots of Europe. South Africa, Australia and Can ada, congregated for the first time on Eng lish soil to compete for the world's premier Bhooting trophy. Great Britain was sec ond, with 1,555. With the expection of the Private Cook, N. G. D. 0. fcOO yards range, at which the united king dom beat them by three points, the Amer ican team demonstrated superiority over all comers. The other grand aggregates are: Aus tralia. 1,501; Natal, 1,309; Norway. 1,241; France. 1.230. BISLEY. England, July 11.?The annual contests of the National Rifle Association opened here today with the great interna tional team match for the Palma trophy. The weather conditions were favorable, though the heat was terrific. At 800 Ycards. The shooting at 800 yards resulted as fol lows: United kingdom, 554; America, 551; Canada. 536; Natal, 513; Norway, 447; France, 441; Australia, 518. The above scores were out of a possible eoo. The individual American scores at 800 yards were: Private George Cook, D. C., 74; Sergeant J. II. Keough, 73; Corporal C. E. Winder, 71; Corporal W. B. Short. <50; Lieutenant K. K Y. Casey. 67; Sergeant George Doyle, 66; Lieutenant Thomas Hol comb, Jr., 66; Lieutenant A. E. Wells, 65. Private Cook, with 74, tied Martin of the British team for the best score at this range. When the shooting In the second stage began the Americans toon overhauled and passed their British competitors. In the first twenty shots the United kingdom dropped 18 points, against 8 dropped by the Americans. As the shooting progressed the keen in terest in the contest was shown by the number of spectators continually arriving. The clearness of the atmosphere made the ?hooting conditions ideal. There w^is a Variable breeze, which was blowing at the average velocity of six miles an hour. At 900 Yards. By the time half of the teams had shot off at 1m i yards the Americans had gained 6 point \ thus giving them a lead of 6 points, after deducting the three the.- were behind in the flrst stage. To the total, 266, Keough contributed 69; Casey, 68; Doyle. 06, and Winder, 63. The Canadian first squad was second, with 262; the Brit ish team was third, with 257. The scores of the other Americans at 900 yards were: Short, 66; Cook, 63; llolcomb, 61; Wells. 69. The totals for the second stage were: America. 616; Great Britain, 604; Canada, 494; Australia, 492; Natal, 447, Norway, 408; France, 404. Interest in the later firing centered Chiefly In the Americans and British. The Canadians had been regarded as dark feorses, but their shooting did not Justify any hope of their success. The shooting of the American team was notably quicker than that of the others, and the Americans strictly followed the Instructions of their commanding officer to refrain from the unnecessary conversa tion In which some of the other teams In dulged The fact that the Americans had Sained a substantial lead at the end of the rst two ranges elated them and made them confident of their ability to maintain the advantage in the last stage and recover the trophy. Ambassador Choate and Naval Attache Stockton were among the spectators. In the second half of the 900 range the Americans gained another two points, mak ing the aggregates at the end of the second stage as follows: American. 1,066; United Kingdom. 1.068; Canada, 1,040; Australia l,01o. Natal, 960: Norway, 855; France, 845! PICKENS JURY DISAGREES. Former W&shlngtonian Charged With Murder at Norfolk. 8pe< i?! Dispatch to The Evening Star. NORFOLK, Va? July 11?Tlie Jury In the case of John Pickens failed to agree, and upon ihtir announcement to the court that they were hopelessly divided Judge Hench eld discharged them from further consid eration of the case. Pickens formerly lived In Washington. Ho was a trained nurse, and married the widow of ex-Representa tive John F. Dezendorf. He was charged with having murdered a negress named MagKle Grant, over whoso head he broke a lighted lamp. The Jury was a unit an to Pickens' guilt, but could not agree as to punishment. Some favored a long penitentiary sentence and others were for a Jail sentence only. Com monwealth's Attorney Tilton announced that Piokei.s would be tried again in Au gust. The prisoner was recommitted to Jail, bail being denied. Statement Made by Post master General Payne. LOTS OF HARD WORK HE HAS DEVOTED HIMSELF TO THE INVESTIGATION. Third Assistant Madden Has Apologiz ed and the Incident Closed?No More Arrests Expected. "The end of the Post Office Department investigation is in sight" This statement was made by Postmaster General Payne to an Evening Star reporter this afternoon. "Of course," Mr. Payne added by way of qualification, "I am unable at this time to fix any particular date when the investi gation will be completed. I mean that things have progressed to the extent that I can see an end to the laborious work.' This is the first time since the Investiga tion began, more than three months ago. that the Postmaster General has felt in clined to express an opinion as to when It would end, although the Question has been asked him often. The fact that Mr. Payne will leave Wash ington next week for ten days' absence from his post, together with his statement quoted above, would sugest that the inves tigation may be brought to an end la a comparatively short time. Lots of Hard Work. Since his return from the West Indies the Postmaster General has devoted his ener gies to carrying on the investigation. He has received reports daily from Fourth As sistant Brlstow, and oftentimes has con ferred with Inspectors engaged on cases which needed particular attention. The Postmaster General has been at his I desk In the department many days when his | physical condition would have warranted his going to bed. The only time that he has been absent was when he went last week to the Catskills for a few days' recuperation and recreation. It is believed to be doubtful that any more arrests will be made as the result of the investigation. It Is believed to be equal ly sure that several removals of subordi nate officials in the Post Office Department I will be made, although this may be delayed [ until after Fourth Assistant Bristow's re port Is received. The general feeling about the Post Office Department Is that Mr. Brlstow will make some caustic comments on conditions found to have existed In certain of the divisions of the department, and that his report will be accompanied by recommendations of dis- j missals. It Is said to be not unlikely that when August W. Machen is brought to trial next fall he will be confronted by his old friend, George W. Beavers, as an Important wit ness on behalf of the government as against him. Mr. Madden Apologizes. Third Assistant Postmaster General Mad den, who several weeks ago sent a tel egram to the Postmaster General, a copy of which was given to the press of Detroit, where Mr. Madden was on a visit to his old homo. In which he intimated that First Assistant Wynne and Fourth Assistant Brlstow gave out Information to the press with malicious Intent regarding the Investi gation of the General Manifold Company of Franklin, Pa., and which had a tendency to cause strained relations between his col leagues and himself, has written a letter to Mr. Payne which amounts to an explana tion and apology. Mr. Madden explains that at the time the charges against liis bureau were pub lished he was in the home of his friends, was hourly receiving congratulations upon the Integrity of his bureau and the clean ness of his administration, and that the sensational publications came as an awful shock. Mr Madden admits that his action was Ill-advised, but pleads in extenuation the circumstances mentioned, and says lie did not intend to cast reflections upon Ills col leagues. Postmaster General Payne said this after noon that lie regarded that phase of the incident as closed. The investigation of the contract the department has with the Franklin concern and the details relating to the awarding of It are still going on The Postmaster General expects to receive the report of the Inspectors engaged in the case Ik-fore Wednesday, when he will de part for Boston. There were more conferences In the office of the Postmaster General today. Fourth Assistant Bristow and Assistant Attorney General Robb spent an hour or more with their chief. Despite the extremely hot weather of the last few days Postmaster General Payne Is feeling better than for several weeks He Is looking forward with pleasure akin to that of a boy with his first top to the ocean Journey planned for next week. Another Fraud Order. Postmaster General Payne today caused to be issued a fraud order against the Gar field Musical Company and the Great West ern Musical Company, both of Chicago. They are practically one concern. They advertised to send a choice collection of sheet music to any one sending 25 cents and a list of their friends. Those who com plied with the terms of the advertisement received instead a cheaply printed pamph let of a few songs, the whole thing worth about one-tenth of the money for It. Eligible List to Be Furnished. The civil service commission will here after furnish the Post Office Department with a list of eliglbles for skilled laborers from which appointments may be made. To Combine Religious Societies. DENVER, Col., July 11.?a movement of signal Importance In the religious world has been launclied-by the Christian Endeavor I convention now In session here. It is a ten tative proposal to work for the amalgama tion of the Christian Endeavor Society, the Epworth league and the Baptist Union, and it will be presented in the form of a petition from the Endeavorers to the other two national bodies. In taking the initia tive in the advocacy of such union the Christian Endeavor Society points to its priority of establishment as Justification. Murder in San Francisco Suburbs. SAN FRANCISCO. Cal., July ll.-The | body of Joseph Hansel, a German brewer, who came here from Vallejo two days ago! was found last night on the streets In an outl I lying residence district, and when removed to the morgue a superficial examination disclosed a punctured knife wound in the neck. The wound In Itself was not suffi cient to have caused death. The surgeon made a closer examination and found that the skull had been fractured and the verte brae at the neck broken. The surgeon de clares that the man evidently had been murdered. "A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM." JUSTICE AEMOTJH DEAD. He Was a Member of the Alaskan Boundary Commission. LONDON, July 11.?Justice Sir John Douglas Armour of the supreme court of Canada, and a member of the Alaskan boundary commission, who had been 111 for some time, and recently suffered a re lapse, died at the London residence of his son this morning. CONSCIENCE CONTRIBUTION. Believed to Be From Some Importer Who Paid Short Duty. Another envelope containing: five $100 bills was received by the Secretary of the Treas ury this morning and credited to "Con science." This envelope bore the Boston postmark, as did the one received yester day, and which also contained $500. It Is the presumption at the department that the contributions to the conscience fund are from some Importer who has paid less than the full duty on goods and feels that he has defrauded the government. Officials say that these contributions come In waves. Sometimes for months there are none received, then they begin to come In regularly. This being a good season for Im porters It Is expected that the fund will be largely augmented between now and the holidays. MINISTER COREA RETURNS. Will Leave on the 21st for a Vacation in Europe. Senor Core a. the Nlcaraguan minister, has returned to Washington after a visit to Nicaragua. The minister will leave here on the 21st Instant for Europe, where he will spend a three months' vacation and enjoy a respite from official duties after a year's hard wo:k. Just now the canal question Is at rest with Nicaragua, and will so continue until the fate of the Pana ma canal treaty Is determined. APPLIES FOR RETIREMENT. Col. Meade, Marine Corps, Will Have Served Forty Years in October. Col. Robert L. Meade, United States Ma rine Corps, has applied for retirement, after over forty years' service, to take effect Oc tober 3, 1003. This Is the day upon which Major Gen. Charles Heywood, commandant of the Marine Corps, will retire for age. The Attorney General recently decided that officers of the Marine Corps who serv ed In the war of the rebellion are not en titled to advanced rank on retirement, the provisions of the personnel law on that sub ject applying only to officers of the navy. Personal Mention. Mr. John O'Hagan has gone to Marble head. Mass., for a short visit. George Wilson Morgan, commissioner of election for New York under recent ap pointment from Gov. Odell, Is the guest of the family of Major Richard Sylvester, his relative, in this city. Mr. Morgan Is a young lawyer of recognized ability In New York. Among the passengers booked to sail to day for Antwerp on the Zeeland is Mr. D. W. Baker of Washington. Mr. Paul Sperry has returned from Cam bridge, Mass., to spend a part of the sum mer with his parents on Capitol Hill. He will leave about September 1 to resume his duties as organist In Cambridge. To Be Discharged From the Army. The Secretary of War has ordered the discharge from the army of Second Lieut. John M. Shook, 44th Company, Coast Artil lery, and Second Lieut. Thomas L. Sher burne, 16th Company, Coast Artillery. These officers were under instruction at the artillery school, Fort Monroe, and each failed twice In examination for promotion. Their discharge Is accompanied by an al lowance of one year's pay. Gold From Mint Carpet. A report has been received by the Secre tary of the Treasury from San Francisco to the effect that the carpet In the mint in that city has been burned and IS,000 in gold recovered. The carpet has been on the floor for six years and cost $300. The gov ernment considers the investment a good one that will eni&rge $900 to IB,GOO in six years and give it a good carpet during the time. REGULARS AT DETROIT. Will Participate In Cerssnonjes Attend ing Reunion of Santiago Army. Captain L. M. Brett, Company F, 2d Cav alry, will leave Fort Myec, . rty-elght flies with proper complement' of npn-commls sloned officers, In all threeoffiaera. fifty-four enlisted men and sixty horses, in time to participate In the ceremonies attending the reunion of the Army of Santiago de Cuba, to be held at Detroit, Mich., July 16 and 17. These trops wlil form a part of the contingent from the Army that will partic ipate in the parade at Detroit on the 16th of July. In addition to this cavalry troop, there will be a battalion of four companies of the 1st Infantry from Fort Wayne, a bat talion of the 9th Infantry, two companies from Madison barracks and two from Fort Niagara; two battalions of the 3d Infantry from Fort Thomas, Kentucky; two battal lions of the 20th Infantry and the 21st Light Battery from Fort Sheridan, making altogether twenty-four companies of In fantry, each company to be sixteen files front, with a first sergeant, three sergeants, three corporals and two musicians, a total strength of forty enlisted men, and each company to have two commissioned officers. These troops will be accompanied by the band of the 1st Infantry from Fort Wayne, the band of the 3d Infantry from Fort Thomas, the band of the SOth Infantry from Fort Sheridan, and the band of the 0th Infantry from Madison barracks. It may be stated in this connection that all expenses of transportation of these troops are to be borne by the looal commit tee at Detroit. Louisiana Purchase Bonds. St. Louis will have an unique exhibit In the shape of some of the bonds that were issued at the time of the Louisiana pur chase and which have been found In the vaults of the Treasury Department At the time of the Issue of these bonds? 1804?the United States had large claims against France for epolia'iong committed during the preceding ten years. An agree ment was reached by which Erauce received from the United States a certaia sum In 6 per cent bonds, the latter country to as sume the payment of the spoliatio.i claims. It Is some of these redeemed bonds which have been found and which will be sent to the Louisiana purchase exposition for ex hibit next year. California's Citrus Fruit Crop. LOS ANGELES, Cal., July 11.?An early estimate by a railroad official who makes a study of citrus fruit crops places the probable number of carloads of oranges and lemons for the season of 1S0S-1904 at 35,000. This would be the largest orop on record. So far this season 20,217 cm * of citrus fruit have been shipped east, wit^ probably 2,000 cars yet to go. The Burnside at Juneau. Acting Chief Signal OSc -r Sprlven was advised today of the arrival at Juneau, Alaska, of the Burnside, jvhlch vessel will survey a cable route trotm Junaau to Sitka and from Sitka to SeattlJ. A shipment of 580 miles of cable 1s now on Its way to Seattle for use between the'two points first mentlon'ed. . i ?? Detailed to the Ordnance Board. Maj. William L. Marshal}, ceqjs of engi neers. has been detailed ?3 a jnember of the ordnance board for ditty during the consideration by the board of ajatters per taining to the engineer department, and will attend the meetings ef the hoard upon the call of the president thereof An American Appointed to Office. Mr. Sampson, United States minister to Ecquador, has notified the State Department of the appointment of James C. Hallock of San Francisco as director of public works of Ecquador. The minister says that this is a very important office, and the selection of Mr. Hallock is an "additional evidence or the good will of this republic for the United States, and the recognition of the ability 09 her citizens for important trusts." Several young American civil engineers, Minister Sampson says, will be among Mr. Hallock's assistants. Movements of Naval Vessels. ^ The Hartford and other vessels of the training squadron have left New London for Nahant. The Michigan has arrived at Cleveland. The Potnpey sailed from Cavlte yesterday for Cheefoo. The Wilkes has ar rived at Norfolk. PENSION OFFICE CHANGES. Promotions Made From. May 16 to June 30. The pension bureau today made public a list of promotions made from May 16 to June 80 last, which, with the list of pro motions published by The Star last May, comDletes the entire list of promotions made under Commissioner Ware's adminis tration. The list announced today follows: Gilbert C. Knlffln of Kentucky, from prin cipal examiner at $2,000 to chief of divi sion at 12,000 per year; Miss Emily A. Ward, Mississippi, from $1,200 to $1,400; John Grinstead. Iowa, from $1,000 to $1,200; Thomas K. Monahan, Pennsylvania, from $1,000 to $1,200: Charles H. Bowker, New Hampshire, from $900 to $1,000; Harold E. Bowman. California, from $900 to $1,000; George R. Davis. South Dakota, from $900 to $1,000; Frederick B. Foote, Michigan, from $900 to $1,000; George Grindiey. Louis iana, from $900 to $1,000; Arthur Jordan, California, from $900 to $1,000; Thomas P. Maitland. California, from $900 to $1,000; Arthur T. Randall. Illinois, from $900 to *1.000; Benjamin E. Smith. Kentucky, from $900 to $1,000; George C. Woodruff, Alaba ma, from $900 to $1,000; Clark W. Combs, Kansas, from $840 to $900; James M. Cooper, Ohio, from $720 to $900; Clarence C. H. Per ry, District of Columbia, from $720 to $900; ?&n B. BeadIe- District of Columbia, from $<20 to $840; Charles F. Waring, South Car olina, from $720 to $840: William A. Bram hall. District of Columbia, from $400 to $720 George C. McClain, jr.. District of Columbia, from $400 to $720; Leo A. Maschauer, Dis trict of Columbia, from $400 to $720. NO TOBACCO EXPERIMENTS. Prof. Wiley Will Make None Over at Agricultural Department. Before the National Association of State Dairy and Food Departments, which meets in annual convention In St. Paul, Minn., for four days, beginning July 21, Prof. H. W. Wiley, chief of the bureau of chemistry of the Department of Agriculture, will ir.ake an address on the recent experiments held under his supervision on the rela tionship of adulterants In food products. Prof. Wiley's paper will deal with the methods obtaining during the course of the experiments, but no results will be stated, these being held for the report of the bureau, which Is now in course of preparation. He will explain to the asso ciation the manner of conducting similar experiments In foreign countries and the difference between these and those held under his direction at the Department of Agriculture. Facts as they appeared upon individuals during the treatment given the volunteers ! will be related, but no deduction will be drawn from them that will Indicate what | the final results will be as scheduled by ' ! the complete report. Prof. Wiley said this morning to a re porter for The Evening Star that there was not the slightest foundation in fact for the assertion that he Intended to begin a course of experiments on tobacco in its different commercial forms. He said that ^hls could not legally come within the prov ince of the Department of Agriculture and that he had never considered the auestlon In any way. To Command the South Atlantic. Capt. Lamberton will probably relieve Rear Admiral Sumner. Although not formally announced It Is ' understood that Capt. Benjamin P. Lam berton will be assigned to the command of the South Atlantic station, as the relief of Rear Admiral George W. Sumner, who has been ordered home in anticipation of his retirement next December. Captain Lam berton was with Admiral Dewey In the battle of Manila bay and Is now on duty In this city as a member of the light house board. The Navy Department Is Informed that the vessels of the South Atlantic squadron left Montivideo yesterday for other ports on that station. The Newark is bound for Santos, the Detroit for Santa Catharina and the Montgomery for Ensenada. Repairs to the Arkansas. The monitor Arkansas will be ordered to the Norfolk yard for repairs to the roller plates of her turrets. Meeting of National League. NEW TORK, July 11.?President Pulllam of the National League has called a spe cial meeting of that organisation, to be held at the Victoria Hotel, this city Monday, July 20. GIVES ONLY A HINT Quay Says Nothing About His Retirement. REFERS TO OLD SPEECH STATED THAT HE WOULD NOT BE A CANDIDATE AGAIN. Why He Delays Announcement That He Will Not Stand for Re-Election ?Conditions in Pennsylvania. Whenever Senator Quay goes to his Flori da fishing camp or returns, or when he goes to the Maine woods or gets back there from, the event is made the occasion for an Interview on politics. Senator Quay is a hard man to get an expression from; peo ple who had to do with him when he was chairman of the national committee re member the rule he set and to which in general ho still adheres. It Is only when he Is going on or coming from a fishing trip, therefore, that he un loosens. All of which is preliminary to saying that he got back to his Beaver Falls home yesterday from a Maine trip and im mediately the wires brought an interview A correspondent of the Philadelphia Press asked If the report about his inter. !-d re tirement from the Senate was true. The senator replied: "I must refer you to my Academy of Music speech at Philadelphia, In 1901." Announcement in 1901. That wasn t much of an Interview, but is made more Intelligible by reference to his speeech delivered on the night of May 15, 1901, after his re-election, the preceding January, to the United States Senate. He said: "My political race Is run. It Is not to be understood that God s sword Is drawn im mediately against my life, nor that my seat in the Senate will be prematurely vacated, but that, with the subscription of my offi cial oath on the 18th of January my politics ceased, except In so far as I may be committed to certain measures pending in the present legislature. "I will never again be a candidate for nor accept any political position. I have many friends to remember; I have no enemies to punish. In this regard I put aside the past. ' ,^en?tor Quay's term expires March 3, 19a> It Is the general understanding among his friends that he will not stand for re-elec tion, but that he defers absolute announce ment of his Intention, In order to prevent the inevitable scramble for his place which would follow and which might unsettle poll tics in Pennsylvania. Futhermore, It Is sus pected that he intends to make the way easy for a successor of his own choosing. Conditions in Pennsylvania. Republican politics in Pennsylvania have been in better shape In the last few months than they have been for years. Lions s.nd lambs are lying down beside each other in perfect amity, and lapping from the same trough. The republican party is composed, alert, active and aggressive and Senator Quay is its master. If he should pose now as an intended quit ter there would be half a dozen ambitious men anxious to succeed him and within a month they would have their factions or ganized and their knives at one another's throats. <!? (th^l Senator Quay has a hand yet to piaj in the presidential game. With his dear old friend Senator Piatt of New 7h?J he '"tends to have a word to say in the republican national convention, and to make that word effective he must be the gation master ot the Pennsylvania dele-" Feud With Hanna. Senator Hanna is one of Senator Quay's marks. There is a feud yet to be settled between these two Warwicks and if there is possibility of blocking any of Senator Hanna s plans in the next convention Sen ator Quay proposes to do it. Senator Quay and Senator Piatt were responsible for the nomination of Mr Roosevelt to be Vive President. True, they kind of missed the mark of their Intentions ?overshot themselves-but anyhow they showed their power. Senator Quay Is getting ready, it is said to resume operations at his old familiar stand in national conventions and Senator Hanna he claims as his meat. He wants to humiliate him some way, if possible either by making him do something he does not want to do. as in the last convention to rVent him d?inB somethinS he wants When Senator Quav does get out of poli Hfs- '1? wiil if possible entail his leader ship. He has before him the horrible exam Piil uf grenl, bofE deParting wlthou; Fet tling his political estate in the case of New Jersey. "1 The Case of Senator Sewell. There was Senator Sewell. as absolute a boss as ever breathed. He had New Jer sey republican politics under his hand and it was an iron hand. Why, those .'ersey men would no more think of making a move without asking Gen. BeweU'a remis sion, than they would of putting their hand in the fire. Since his death they have not found a man strong enough to bear the old warrior's armor and the result is a patch work of small factions where once existed a compact and powerful army. What has happened in New Jersey would not be a circumstance to what will be the case in Pennsylvania if Senator Quay does not select, equip and mount his successor There can be more kinds of factions and nastier in Pennsylvania than in any other state, as shown by experience Senator Quay's political life has been one big battle. When he was not fighting the democrats he was called upon to fight factional quarrels In his own party which were more bitter and more deadly often than the others. He has whipped the state into a semblance of peace now and It is said he hopes to keep peace, so that Is why he only hints at what his friends known to be his ultimate intention Army Orders. Capt. Charles F. Parker, Artillery Corps, has been ordered to attend the annual meet ing of the Association of Electrical Engi neers, to be held at Niagara Falls, N. Y. Contract Surgeon John M. Hewitt, at Fort Worden. Wash., has been ordered to his home at Bradford, Pa., for annulment of his contract. He has been granted leave of absence for one month. Capt. Lester W. Cornish, 9th Cavalry, has been granted one month's extension of leave. To Consider Signal Masts. The Secretary of War has appointed a board consisting of Major George Ruhlen, quartermaster; Capt. E. M. Weaver, Artil lery Corps, and Capt. L. D. Wildman, Sig nal Corps, to meet at the War Department next Wednesday for the purpose of con sidering plans and specifications for signal masts recommended by the chief of artil lery, to be erected at coast artillery posts, and also to submit estimates of cost, etc. Pope Still Clings Tenaciously to Life. HIS KIDNEYS AFFECTED BUT FOB THIS HIS CONDITION IS BETTEB. Doctors Say His Heart May Fail Any Moment?Audience With. Cardinals. ROME, July 11.?The pope continues to ^ held his own. A slight Improvement Is i manifested in the primary ailment, but the condition of the kidneys now gives cause for a renewal of anxiety. This is increased by the danger of the pontiffs heart giving out at any moment. In a general way, however, the brave old patient may be said to be more comfortable than for several days. The doctors now say they wou'd scarcely be surprised if the see-saw be tween life and death continues for another fifteen days. This afternoon the extra ordinary nonegarlan received in audience In the private chapel of the pontifical apart ments three cardinals, belonging, respec tively, to the Order of Bishops, the Order of Priests and the Order of Deacons. A triduum for the poj>e's recovery was commenced today, and will continue un ceasingly until Monday night. Prayers will be said and chanted in Pope Leo's behalf, and the expense of the service will be borne by the ancient body known as the "pope's familiars." Anxiety at Turin. A dispatch from Turin announces that even in that cradle of the house of Savoy, which wrested temporal power from the Vatican, the people are dominated by anx iety regarding the pope's condition. The In habitants today formed an imposing proces sion, headed by priests, and slowly marched through the streets, chanting intercessions. At the Church of the Consolata the arch bishop of Turin, Cardinal Richelmy, him self a possible successor of the pope, ad dressed the multitude, and pronounced & eulogium of Leo XIII, declaring that his death would be an Irreparable loss to the Church of Rome. The British government has been obliged to forego Its custom, dating back many years, of holding no diplomatic intercourse with the Vatican. Today the government cabled direct to Cardinal Rampolla, as sec retary of state, saying a cable message had been received from the government of New Zealand inquiring about the pope's health, and requesting an answer. In order to transmit it to Premier Seddon. Consid erable significance was attached at the Vatican to this incident. ROME, July 11.-The pope awoke from his long: sleep at 4 o'clock, thus dissipating the fear of the approach of a state of coma. Later In the day the pope received the Countess Canall and the Countess Moroni, his nieces, and after a short chat with them asked about Monslgnor Volpinl, say ing: "What Is the matter? Why does he not come to see me?" It was explained to the pontiff that the excitement of the last few days had over come M. Volpinl, who was quite unwell. But the pope was not Informed that Mgr. Volpinl was dead. A rumor Is now In circulation to the effect that the pope Is suffering from In flammation of the kidneys. Dr. Mazzonl emphatically denies that the pope Is suffering from inflammation of the kidneys. At 5:20 p.m.?The pope Is still awake, but Is not feeling quite so bright as he did this morning. The doctors are now arriving at the Vatican for an early visit. In order to take into account the con venience of all concerned. Including the pope, unless new symptoms are discovered, the doctors are not likely to return to the Vatican tonight. Has Been Sick One Week. Today brought to a close a full week since Pope Leo was stricken with illness, and it found him still battling against death. Last night he enjoyed consider able periods of repose. Dr. Lapponl re mained near the sick room through the night, but there was little occasion for his services. When Dr. Mazzoni joined him in the sick chamber at 8:30 o'clock this morning they found that their patient had not suffered any serious derresiion In the night, although the same terrible weak ness was still manifest. The usual bulletin was issued at B o'clock, and It showed that the conditions in the sick room were practically unchanged, the pulse, temperature and respiration being almost Identical with those maintained yes terday. The most cheering feature of the bulletin was the silence concerning any immediate aggravation of the pleuric con ditions. Anxious Crowds Outside. Within the great colonnade fronting St. Peter s there continued the same gather ing of anxious crowds, with steady lines of cardinals and distinguished members of the diplomatic corps proceeding to the inner court of the Vatican to learn the re sult of the "doctors' " conference. Even before daylight groups gathered at the en trance seeking the latest information. The weather conditions here are Ideal and contribuate greatly to the comfort of the patient. Usually Rome -eks in mid summer with the fierce heat 'he sun and exhalation from the surrouuu.,ig marshes, but now the elements are lending every en couragement toward the recovery of the Illustrious patient. The sun shines from a cloudless sky, and the heat is tempered by balmy westerly breezes. The tempera ture seldom rises over 83 degrees Fahren heit during the day, and the nights are re freshingly cool. An affecting interview has occurred be tween the pontiff. Cardinal Satolll and three other cardinals representing various degrees of the sacred college. Cardinal Satolll and his companions were admitted to the presence of the pope as a special favor, following his earnest entreaties. In the gentlest manner Cardinal Macohl, speaking for sll, told the pontiff of the universal interest taken In his condition, adding: "Prayers are going up every where that the Lord may preserve, for the benefit of the church, the precious life of your holiness." The Pope's Reply. "I thank your eminence." replied the pope. "It will be as God wishes; we must