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PUBLISHED DAILY, EXCEPT SUNDAY. Suiiom* Oflet, lltfc Stmt ui Pinmylruii* Atibu. The Evening Star Newspaper Company. 8. H. KACmUHN, Prwidrnt. New Tirk Office; Tribune Building. Chicago Office; Tribune Building. The Rrenlne Star is served to subscribers In the city by carriers, on their own account, at 10 cents per week, or 44 rents per month. Conies at the counter. 2 rents each. By mail- anywhere In the U. IS. or Canada?postage prepaid?50 rents per month. Saturday Star. 82 pages, $1 per jear; with for eign postage added. $3.40. (Entered at the Post Office at Washington, D. 0.t M* second-clsss mall matter.! $3? All mail aubscriptlons must be paid In advance. Rat??t. of advertising made known on application. TROUBLES IN TURKEY Turkish Troops Sent to Beirut to Quell Disturbances. WARSHIPS OF POWERS more vessels may be sent to SCENE OF RECENT RIOTING. Porte Will Concentrate Large Army at Adrianople, Where Force of Insur gents is Now Gathered. I.OXDON, September !>.?The official and press reports from the near east today em phasize the seriousness of the situation there, and confirm the belief of the authori ties here that owing to the general irrita tion throughout European and Asiatic Turkey toward the Christians, as a result of the Macedonian revolt, the sultan may l>e swept by the uncontrollable sentiments of his Ottoman subjects Into a war with Bulgaria, despite the unwillingness of the porte to precipitate such a conflict. The Turkish officials express gratification at the Russian-Austrian proposal for co ercive diplomatic action on the part of the powers at Sofia. They are confident It will be acceded to by France, but whether it is adopted or not the sultan's hand has al ready been greatly strengthened, as he is in a better position to act than hitherto. Porte Will Act Sharply. There is no question in official circles here that the porte will take energetic measures to suppress any trouble at Beirut. The announcement is made of the ar rival at Beirut of Nazim Pasha, the vali of Syria, who is exacted by the Turkish J Officials to promptly restore order. That the task is difficult Is known by the fact that there have l>een further riots at Beirut. France may order warships to that point to protect her Interests, but Germany has asserted that she will not do so. Great Britain, whose missionary interests in Syria are practically nil. has not as yet sent any vessels to Beirut, reiving upon the American warships to protect the con sulates. No Russian Vessels. A high diplomatic authority repeated to day that Russia has not dispatched, at present at least, any vessels of her Black sea fleet to Turkish waters. He asserted, however, that when Rusfda submits to the porte her proposals for the pacification of Macedonia she may dispatch her Black sea fleet to Turkish waters, and It may make a much longer stay there than did the Russian squadron at Inlada bav. He added that Turkey cotild not be expected to inaugurate new reforms until order was re stored. No news of the further disturbances at Beirut, reported from Paris, has vet reach ed the British foreign office, whose last ad vices announced that an Improvement had taken place In the situation. England and Austria. The St. James Gazette this afternoon says an arrangement has been arrived at be tween Great Britain and Austria, which will come into operation under certain even tualities. The Turkish embassy issued another statement today, declaring that the reports of massacres emanate from the Bulgarian side and are purposely exaggerated In the hope of securing Kuropean intervention. It reiterates disbelief in the seriousness of the Beirut situation and adds: "The Turkish government therefore, hopes the American warships will depart as speedily as possible, as their presence only tends to incite the people. From Con stantinople the embassy is Informed that there Is no reason for the assembling of the American ships at Beirut " Different Accounts. CONSTANTINOPLE. September O.-Con sular accounts received here from Beirut totally differ from the Turkish govern ment's version of the recent outbreak there. The vail of Beirut was not on board the I nlted States flagship Brooklyn when the first brawl occurred .but was in the coun try. Contrary to the official version the consular dispatches say the Mussulmans first brawl occurred, but was in the coun whlch Intervened sided with the Mussul mans, One of the pillaged houses belonged to a French citizen. Though there has been no further disturbance at Beirut since Sunday, great uneasiness amounting almost to *a panic prevails among the Christians, many of whom have left Beirut and sought refuge in Lebanon. Meeting of Consuls. The foreign consuls at Beirut met on Monday and decided to make serious repre sentations to the local authorities looking to the preservation of order. They also decided to telegraph to their respective ambassadors or ministers at Constantinople demanding the recall of the Incompetent vali of Beirut and requesting that warships be sent for the protection of the Europeans Nazim Pasha, vali of Syria, was ordered fiom Damascus to B -irut, where he ar rived yesterday. Nazi in Pasha Sent. The porte announces that Nazim Pasha was sent to Beirut with two battalions of Hoops to take temporary charge of affairs there. The vali of Beirut. It is also an nounced, has not been deprived of his au thority, but he will "probably remain inac tive at his post during the stay of Nazim Pasha at Beirut. AN liile tht rioting was in progress the Beirut advl. es further slate, an appeal was made to Hear Admiral Cotton to land marines, but he replied that he could not Intervene in a quarrel among Ottoman sub jtets. It is considered probable that France will Send warships to Beirut and her exam ple is likely to be followed by other pow ers. Several of the diplomats here drew the Serious attention of the porte on Monday to the situation at Beirut, demanding that measures be taken to prevent a further out break. and insisting on the recall of the vali who was in office when the outbreak occurred. Christians Will Unite. No further consular dispatches have re cently been received from the vilayets of European Turkey. It is believed hero that the rigorous repression exercised by the Turks in the vilayet of Monastir will re sult In uniting all the Christians against the authorities. __ The porte Intends to concentrate 5O.000 to 70.OO0 troops at Adrianople. It is said that Insurgents have been surrounded at Kirk-Klllsseh. thirty-two miles from Adri anople, and official circles here momentarily expect news of their surrender or annihila tion. Large Number of Troops. Notwithstanding the large number of troops concentrated at Adrianople. the regiment of Hamidieh cavalry to which the sultan presented colors September 4 will leave here this evening for Adrianople It te alleged that the dlapatch of these troops No. 15,769. WASHINGTON, D. C., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1903-SIXTEEN PAGES. TWO CENTS. | can only have one meaning, namely, mas sacre* in which the Kurds are destined to play the same part as the Circassians did before the Russo-Turkish war. Sixty battalions of Redifs on a war foot ing are waiting at the different mobilization centers in Anatolia, ready to start at a mo ment's notice. The only news from the Interior today is of the severe engagement with a strong In surgent band which occupied a position near Lake Aniatovo, in the vilayet of Con stantinople. The fight lasted until nightfall. The Bulgarians who were arrested here on the eve of the anniversary of the sul tan's accession have been released. DISQUIETING RUMORS. Reports Show That Mussulmans Are Leagued Against Christians. PARIS, September St.?The following tel egram has been received from Cairo, Egypt: "Disquieting rumors are current In regard to the situation in Syria. Bedouins arriv ing here from the Arlsh desert say the Druses are in arms, and fears are enter tained of a massacre In Lebanon." Another Christian Killed. Official reports from Beirut show the growing gravity of the situation there. Another Christian was killed yesterday. The Turkish soldiers are making common cause with the Mussulmans during the attacks on Christians. A number of houses have been pillaged. One French shop was ccmpetely destroyed, and the French resi dents, becoming terrified at these depre dations, have abandoned their homes and sought refuge at the French college, where between 400 and 500 refugees are now gathered. Would Land Marines. The American naval commander. It Is as serted In the dispatches received here, pro posed to land marines at Beirut, but the foreign consuls believed the step Inadvisa ble at this time, as it might lead to an In crease of the excitement prevailing and precipitate a crisis. The vail of Beirut has proved himself to be weak and Incompetent to deal with the situation, and therefore Nesim Pasha, the vail of Damascus, was ordered to assume the direction of affairs in Beirut. Nesim Pasha, who has already arrived at his new post. Is displaying great energy. The consuls express the hope that he will be able to stem the disorder. French Warship Ready. The nearest French warship to Beirut Is In the Gulf of Volo, Greece, but unless Nesim Pasha speedily restores order and completely safeguards French citizens France will act decisively by dispatching warships from Toulon. PUNISHMENT PROMISED. Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Assures Italy. ROME, September !1 ?A communication received from the Italian ambassador at Corfttantinople says the Turkish minister of foreign affairs has assured him that the most energetic measures will be taken to punish those who were responsible for the recent conflict at Beirut. The minister added that there need be no fear any such incident would reoccur, and asserted that the porte was confident that the insurrec tion in Macedonia would be "suppressed in one week." PRESIDENT WATCHING. Turkish Imbroglio Viewed From the Oyster Bay Porch. OYSTER BAY, L. I., September 9.?Pres ident Roosevelt is watching the develop ments of the situation In Turkey carefully, but without serious apprehension. The re ports made by Minister Leishman at Con stantinople are not disquieting in tone. On the contrary, the minister is inclined to t:.ke an optimistic view of the situation, so far as this country is concerned. The anti-Christian outbreak is serious, but it is not regarded as likely that, through it. American interests or American citizens will suffer. Admiral Cotton at Beirut, in whom the administration has great confidence, is clothed with ample au thority to afford such protection to Amer icans and American interests as he may deem necessary. This fact, coupled with the assurances of the porte that United States property and people in Turkey are quite safe, has tended to relieve the minds of President Roosevelt and Secretary Hay fiom apprehension of serious consequences. The vigilance of the United Suites au thorities will not be relaxed, however, and every precaution will be taken to insure the safety and protection of American in terests. The President entertained at luncheon to day Paul Morton of Ch cago, vice president of the Santa Fe railroad system; Francis E. Leupp of Washington and Lieut. Gordon Johnston of the army, who was a member of the President's regiment of Rough Rid ers. Mr. Leupp. who Is a Washington news paper correspondent, was appointed by the President several months ago as a commis sioner to make an investigation of alleged Indian frauds in the Oklahoma territory. He has completed his work and today made his report to Hie President. Later in the afternoon Archbishop Harty, who will sail very soon for Manila, paid ills respects to the President and talked with him about tl.e situation in the Ph.lippine Islands. Colgate Hoyt, president of the Ohio So ciety of New York, Invited the President to attend the annual dinner of the society to be held next winter. While no definite answer was given, it ,s understood that the President indicated he would not be able to attend the dinner. FIGHTER BADLY HURT. Bantamweight Critically 111 From Ef fects of Encounter. PHILADELPHIA, September 9.?Joseph Riley, aged twenty-three years, a local bantam-weight pugilist. Is in a critical con dition at a hospital following a boxing match last night with Griffith Jones of New York at the Southern Athletic Club. Jones is under arrest. After the bout Riley fell Insensible in his dressing room and has since remained un conscious. Special policemen have been assigned to the case with instructions to arrest all those who were concerned in the bout. The hospital physicians have as yet "been unable to determine the exact natuie of the pugilist's Injuries. California's Anniversary. SAN FRANCISCO. September 9.-The fifty-third anniversary of the admission of California Into the Union is being observed today. Several cities of the state are cele brating the event on a large scale, but by for the largest gathering Is at San Jose, where the Native Sons of the Golden West are holding their annual celebration. Trades Union Congress. LEICESTER, England, September 9.? The proceedings of the trades union con gress Vere temporarily suspended today by a motion calling the attention of the labor Cf.ngress to the Turkish atrocities, "whlfch made the ear? of every British subject tin gle with indignation." A resolution on the subject was referred to a committee. A cable message from Samuel Gompers, presi dent of the American Federation of Labor, congratulating the delegates, was read with much enthusiasm. MQBAFTERMURDERER Negro Saved From Lynching After Desperate Fight. CHICAGO THE SCENE SHOT MAN TO DEATH IN PRES ENCE OF HIS WIFE. Crowd of Avengers Chased Culprit Through the Streets, Hurling Bricks, Clubs and Stones at Police. CHICAGO. September ft.?Under a Are of bricks and stones policemen last night res cued a negro murderer from a mob of would-be lynchers. Ten minutes before John Brinkley, a col ored watchman had shot and killed Charles McCarthy, a plasterer, almost In the pres ence of the latter's wife, who stood in the doorway holding her baby. Then the negro, backing into the doorway of his own Quarters, held a crowd of 200 men and boys at bay until Patrolman Rob ert Mooney walked up to him and unarmed and took away his weapon. Then came the second and exciting attempt of the mob to wreak vengeance on the murderer. "Lynch Him! Lynch Him!" Mooney opened the door and took his prisoner into the office of the tile factory, in which Brinkley was employed, to await the. patrol wagon. But as he did so the crowd surged forward once more, with cries of "Lynch him!' Lynch him! Get a rope!" The policeman tried In vain to close the door on the crowd and keep it closed, but even with the assistance of the now terrified murderer it was useless. While Mooney was thus struggling Brink ley turned and fled from the office by the rear door. Negro Led the Race. The mob saw the escape, and. heided by Mooney. streamed down an alley in pur suit. The negro ran several blocks before he was finally overtaken. The policeman having been brushed aside Brinkley was now at the mercy of the crowd. A- team ster jumped from his wagon and began lashing the negro across the face with hts whip, the victim being held the while by a dozen men and boys. It was just when the cries were growing more furious and an at tempt was being made to drag the murderer away that a patrol wagon arrived with three policemen, who, together with Mooney, drew their clubs and fought their way through the struggling mass of men, while bricks and stones rained on them from every side. Air Full of Bricks. It was only by a desperate rush that the four policemen seized the negro and suc ceeded In dragging him to the patrol wagon. Then, followed by a few parting missiles, the horses were whipped up and the res cued prisoner whirled to the police station. None of the rioters was arrested. At the police station Brinkley fainted from terror and when revived begged to be put in a cell where no mob could get at him. The kill ing grew out of a quarrel in which McCar thy had accused Brinkley of stealing chick ens from his premises. McKINLEY STATUE. To Be Unveiled at Adams, Mass., Oc tober 3. ADAMS, Mass., September 0.?The date of the unveiling of the McKinley memorial statue here has been fixed for Saturday, October 3. The principal speakers will lie ex-Secretary of the Navy John D. Long, Gov. John L. Bates and Lieut. Gov. Curtis Guild, Jr. The statue is one of the first to be erected to the memory of President McKinley in tills country, and is the result of public subscriptions. m ? ? GOES TO CHARLESTON. Transfer of Officers Affecting New York and San Francisco. SAN FRANCISCO, September Lieut. Col R. D. Potts has been relieved as in spector general. Department of California, and goes to Charleston. S. C. to take com mand of the artillery district at Charleston. Upon his return from the Philippine Islands I he was promoted to a lieutenant colonelcy, which took him out of the inspector gen eral's department. Major Ira McNutt, ordnance department, has arrived from Governor's Island, N. Y., and reported for duty as ordnance officer for the Department of California. He will take command of the Benlcia arsenal. ORGANIZING COLORADO. Mine Workers Want Short Day and Bi Monthly Pay Days. PUEBLO, Col., September H.? District Or ganizer John Gehr of the United Mine Workers of America has passed through Pueblo on his way to Trinidad, where he Is going to complete organization so far as possible of the miners of that district pre paratory to the anticipated strike for the eight-hour day and bi-monthly pay days. In an interview Gehr said: "We hope to reach an agreement without resorting to drastic measures, but at this time It looks decidedly serious. Represen tatives from our organization and the operators will meet In Denver Thursday for the purpose of discussing the situation. We are prepared for a long struggle and every thing necessary to the success of the strike has practically been arranged." It is estimated that if a strike is called fully 40,000 coal miners will go out. Coal Train Smashup. GREENSBURG, Pa., September 9.?A loaded coke train on the Pennsylvania rail road. running at a high rate of speed, broke and ran together at Coulter & Huff's works, east of here, today, smashing a number of cars and blocking both tracks for several hours. Conductor Singer was caught and had both legs badly crushed. A tramp who was stealing a ride was also caught and buried under the coke, but was rescued alive, and with Conductor Singer was brought to the Westmoreland Hospital. It is thought that there are two other train men under the debris. Vessel Arrival. NEW YORK. September 9.?Arrived?Ma jestic. from Liverpool. NEW YORK, September 0.?Graf Walder Bee, from Hamburg. QUEENSTOWN, September 9.?Teutonic, from New York. SOUTHAMPTON, September 9.?Phila delphia. from New York. NEW YORK, September 9.?Auranla, from Liverpool. COLOMBIA'S SCHEME Provisions of a New Canal Treaty Proposed. DR. HERRAN'S COMMENT apprehensive that wosk of YEARS WILL BE DESTROYED. Doesn't Expect That This Country Will Grant the Demands That Are Now Put Forward. Dr. Herran, the Colombian minister, has received advices confirming the press dis patches regarding the plan proposed by a committee of the Colombian senate as a basis for a new treaty with the United States for the construction of the Panama canal. Dr. Herran makes no secret of his dissatisfaction at the latest turn of events In Bogota respecting the canal treaty. Being fully advised of the policy of the United States government In this matter, he sees no chance of any success of the proposed treaty in the United States Senate. Fur thermore, he personally considers the new demands excessive. Years of Work Destroyed. "If the Colombian senate should approve of the report of the committee as outlined." said Dr. Herran. "It will mean, of course, that the difficulty of reaching an agreement between the two countries will be vastly Increased. It will mean the destruction of three years of hard work on my part. "The trenty, as ratified by the United States Senate, was not all that I wanted, but I did the best I could ?>nd took what I could get. It now appears that my gov ernment is not at all satisfied with the terms of the treaty and is preparing to make much greater demands than the United States will consider. "I strongly hope the truth will be per ceived at Bogota before It 's too iate. I have done all I could to make the situation clear. It is to be deplored that means of communi cation are poor and subject to long inter ruptions. "I recognize that it Is Impossible to con tinue negotiations when the parties to the proposed compact grow farther and farther apart. The Proposed New Treaty. The bill in the Colombian congress au thorizing President Marroqyin to negotiate a new Panama canal treaty with the United States contains the following stip ulations: The perpetual use of the canal zone is granted, provided that at the expiration of each hundred years the United States shall pay during the succeeding hundred years 2." per cent more premium aid rental than for the preceding term, the premium be ginning at $4<JO,000 and the at $400. 1 he -mixed tribunals in tVd canal zone shall try suits between foreigner*- or be tween Colombians and foreigners. The police and sanitary measures shall be practically in charge of the United St.Ttes, Twenty million dollars Is fixed as the price of the concession, besides the rental of $10,000,000, payable by the canal com pany, in consideration of Colombia's ap proval or the transfer of shares. The railroad shall in sixty-four years re vert to Colombia, but the United States may buy it under a valuation. A term shall be fixed within which the canal must be begun and finished. The contract shall provide for a means to settle differences which may arise between the governments during the construction and execution of the contract. BURTON ON THE CANAL. Chairman of House Committee Inter viewed in Berlin. BERI.IN, September t).?Representative Purton, chairman of the rivers and harbors committee of the House, who has returned here from his inquiry Into the river and harbor Improvements In eastern and south eastern Europe, says this is the only canal project seriously considered In Europe that compares In expense to the proposed Erie canal improvements. The Rhine-Elbe canal was estimated to cost 100,000,000. though It Is now thought It will cost considerably more. Mr. Burton, who Is accompanied by MaJ. P. Mahan, United States Engineer Corps, retired, and his secretary, Mr. Floyd, was received most courteously in the countries through which he passed. Russia provided government steamers for his transporta tion, and Prof. Timonoft and other engi neers went with Mr. Burton and his party on the Volga from Tyer to Tzaritzln, l.CW miles. Mr. Burton spent eleven days on the Volga and then visited the Black sea harbors, the Danube and the upper Elbe. Speaking of his investigations, which were begun early in June, he said: "We found illustrations throwing light ujMm almost every proposition In the river and harbor works of the United States. Everywhere in Europe there is a disposition to make increased use of the inland water ways, whether rivers or canals. The value of this means of transportation Is coming to be realized more and more. In France and Germany and portions of Russia the quantity of freight carried by water Is In creasing more than that carried by rail. "There Is a strong movement for the im provement of the inland waterways, and there la a growing opinion al#o, though not as potent or universal. In favor of tolls on the waterways which are Improved. It would seem that Europe affords better op portunities than America to study the j.roper relation between railway and water way transportation, because frequently a state which Is improving its rivers and building canals also owns the railways. "But, for various reasons, the field Is not much better. In some countries the pol icies adopted toward the two methods of transportation are widely 'iJIBerent. In othtrs the railways and waterways are managed by different government depart ments. each trying to matoe a good show ing. and the competition - which arises is almost as keen as in the United States." Mr. Burton will visit the lower Elbe, near Hamburg, and the canals of northern France before going home. BBRIjIN, September 9.?The Prussian cabinet has decided to again propose to the landtag the construction of a great cross country canal to connect the Rhine, Weser and Elbe, thus completing the emperor's proposed system of Internal waterways. OTTR BOYS IN DENVER. Washington Correspondents Entertain ed in Colorado Capital. DENVER, Col.. September 9.?The party of Washington newspaper correspondents en route to Ogden. where they will attend the national Irrigation congress next week, arrived here today. As guests of the Denver real estate ex change. the visitors after breakfast at the Denver Athletic Club were taken on an automobile trip through the city. During the afternoon they were entertained by various clubs. A banquet will be given by the real estate exchange In honor of its guests at the Brown Palace Hotel this evening and at midnight the correspondents will depart for Cripple Creek. Secretary Hay Departs to Complete Hie Vacation. QUIET AGAIN AT BEIKUT ADMIRAL COTTON REPORTS THE SITUATION IMPROVING. American Warships Will Remain There for the Present?Advices of the Turkish Minister. That Secretary Hay is not seriously dis turbed by the situation in Turkey and in Colombia is indicated by the fact that he has gone back to his summer home at Lake 6unapee, N. H., to complete his vacation with his family. Unless his presence here 13 required sooner, it is not likely that he will return to this city until about the mid dle of October. During his absence Assist ant Secretary Adee will act as secretary of state and will be in close telegraphic touch with the President at Oyster Bay and with Secretary Hay at Lake Sunapee at all times. It ia expected that Secretary Hay will visit the President today or to morrow on his way to New Hampshire in order to discuss the latest developments in Turkey and Colombia, with a view to future action. Situation at Beirut Improving. A brief cable message was received by Acting Secretary Darling this morning from Admiral Cotton, commanding the American squadron at Beirut, in which he said that there were no serious disturbances in Beirut Monday night. The admiral added that the situation apparently was improving, and that public feeling was growing more quiet. The dispatch was sent under date of yesterday. The reassuring- character of these ad vices was gratifying to the officials, as in dicating that the Turkish officials had af fairs in Beirut well under control, and that there is no prospect of a recurrence of the rioting between the Mohammedans and the Christians. So far as known no Americans were Involved In the riots of Sunday, and the report published abroad that an Amer ican had been killed is not credited here, for the good reason that the reports re ceived from Minister Lelshman and Ad miral Cotton make no mention of such an occurrence. Owing to the presence of the American fleet at Beirut for the avowed purpose of protecting American interests, it is not like ly that any violence will be offered to the few Americans residing or sojourning in the Turkish city. In case of a general at tack on the Christian element, the citi zens of the United States would be afforded asylum either on board the American war ships or In the American consulate under the protection of a guard of marines, which Admiral Cotton lias promised to land, if j necessary. Ships to Remain at Beirut. The cruisers Brooklyn and San Fran cisco will remain in Turkish waters for the present in order to afford what protection may be necessary to the persons and in terests of American citizens. The future movements of the vessels will depend on affairs as they may develop, and on the wishes of the American minister. The United States gunboat M;*chias will also remain at Port! Said for the present. No orders governing her movements in the immediate future have been sent to her commander. Turkish Minister's Advices. A cablegram from the Turkish foreign of fice to Cheklb Bey, the Turkish minister here, gives the following version of the trouble at Beirut Sunday, reported by Ad miral Cotton in his dispatch to the Navy Department: Some Christians of the city of Beirut attacked four Mussulmans and during the melee which followed four persons were injured. Three of these were soldiers. Two persons are dead, one of whom is a sol dier. The minister also received a dispatch from Constantinople characterizing as "ab solutely false" the published report? that there was no security in Constantinople, and that Mussulmans and the imperial troops were responsible for massacres and the setting flre to houses in Roumelia. Tills dispatch was in reply to one sent by the minister calling the attention of his government to the reports of this char acter. Another dispatch received last night says that twenty-two Bulgarian brigands were killed in the vicinity of Resne (Monastlr) and forty others on a farm at Frorina. A band of brigands intrenched on a small elevation at I^apschinek was dispersed. . Advices From Minister Leishman. Acting Secretary Adee received two cable messages today from Minister Leishman at Constantinople, which it was not deemed expedient to give out for publication for the reason that they were mainly for the purpose of consultation and did not indicate any material change In the situation either at Constantinople or at Beirut. The min ister said that affairs at the Turkish capital were very much complicated and that he was experiencing the usual delays in his communications with the officials. It is understood that he mentioned this fact to explain his inability to secure prompt and definite information from the sublime porte in regard to recent happen ings at Beirut and elsewhere affecting American interests directly or indirectly. Minister Leishman also informed the de partment that his advices from Beirut indi cated that the situation there "was less grave" than it had been, but so far as known he did not say that peace and order had been restored in that city, as practi cally reported by Rear Admiral Cotton in hla message to the Navy Department. MARKING THE BOUNDARIES. Important Work on the Naval Stations in Cuba. Rear Admiral Taylor, chief of the bureau of navigation, has been informed of the completion of the delimitation of the United States naval stations to be established at Guantanamo and Bahia Honda, Cuba, and of the departure of the gunboat Nashville, which has been employed In that work, for Key West, Fla. The metes and bounds of these stations wore established by repre sentatives of the United States and Cuba, acting conjointly in accordance with the treaty between the two governments. Mark ing the boundary lines is the last Important act preliminary to the actual transfer of the control of the territory to the United States, on the exchange of ratifications of the treaty. WANT TO SELL THEIR BONDS. National Banks Make Application to Retire Circulation. National banks are beginning to rush In applications for the retirement of circula tion, and so far this month the total Is (2,100,000. Under the ?3,000,000 limit the list for the month will be full after a few more applicants have had their requests added. There has been no retirement of circulation worth speaking about for four or five months. During the refunding period, when bonds were comparatively cheap, the banks greatly Increased their circulation, taking out in about four months a total of more than $40,000,000 additional circulation. Secretary Shaw's action In putting out some deposits with national banks and his announcement that he was prepared to aid the money market, If nec essary, to the extent of $40,000,000 of In ternal revenue receipts, segregated for that purpose, caused the price of government bonds, especially of 2 per cents, to take a rapid rise. The banks are now getting In their applications for retirement so that If the price of bonds becomes attractive they can obtain the bonds held by the treasury as security for circulation and put them on the market. WORK OF CENSUS BUBEAU. Two Beports Will Be Submitted by the Director. The director of the census will this year present two annual reports of the work of his bureau. It will be remembered that on July 1 the census bureau was transferred from the Jurisdiction of the Department of the Interior to the new Department of La bor and Commerce. It will be necessary for Director North to submit to the Secretary of the Interior a report of the workings of his department for the fiscal year ending June 30, 190.1, but he will also be required to submit a report to Secretary Cortelyou of the working of the department up to the time Congress convenes. This report will not be presented until about November 15. The report of the Secretary of the Interior has already been prepared and will proba bly be presented within the course of the next few days, as a rule of the Interior De partment requires all reports to be sub mitted to the Secretary by September 15. SECBETABY MOODY'S RETURN. Annoyed by Rumors That He Intends to Resign. Secretary Moody will arrive in Washing ton this evening and relieve assistant sec retary of the active conduct of naval af fairs. In an Interview at Haverhill. Mass.. Secretary Moody showed displeasure over the reiteration of the rumor that he in tends to resign the naval portfolio. "That story," said he. "has been printed and re printed for the 500th time, and I am tired of having them come out. The stories have been printed without any foundation at all. I decline to discuss the matter and will have nothing to say regarding the story." Mr. Moody is not thinking of retiring from the cabinet, and although he would like to return to his law practice, his sense of public duty will undoubtedly hold him In office until the close of the present ad ministration. STANDABDS BUBEAU BUILDINGS. Contract Awarded for Heating and Ventilating. The new buildings for the bureau of standards are nearlng completion. What is known as the mechanical laboratory Is now receiving the finishing toucnes, while the physical laboratory Is well under way. The buildings are located on the Pierce Mill road, about 1.000 feet west of where it crosses Connecticut avenge. The quiet lo cation. removed from the car lines, was se lected because of the delicacy of the Instru ments in use by the bureau, which are af fected by sound, electricity. *tc. The con tract for the heating and ventilating ap paratus for the bureau has just been let by the Treasury Department to S. Faith & Co. of Philadelphia. They were the lowest bid ders, their figures for the work being $21, 879. The contract is to be completed De cember 29, 1903. Patents to District Inventors. There were 619 patents granted by the patent office yesterday, of which number 529 went to citizens of the United States and 89 to citizens of foreign countries. Residents of the state of New York receiv ed the highest number granted to persons living in a single state In the United States. Residents of the District received six as fol lows: Mars Cassldy. race horse starter; John T. Henshaw. display frame; Harry B. McNulty, Incandescent gas lighter device; Greenville H. Rood, boat; George N. Saeg muller and G. M. Searle. distance instru ment; James W. P. Taylor, sheet Jogging device for printing presses. Germany obtained the highest number of patents of any foreign country. 28; Eng land, 27; Canada, 9; France, 7; Austria Hungary. Belgium. Italy, Mexico and Netherlands, 2 each; Denmark. Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Scotland, Sweden and Switzerland. 1 each. Navy Department Changes. Changes In the classified service Navy Department are announced as follows: Appointments?Henry A. Babcock, copy ist, at $720 per annum, hydrographtc office; C. M. Booth, clerk, at $90<) per annum, -of fice of the judge advocate general; C. R. Wallace, copyist, at $720 per annum, bu reau of navigation; E. A. Bland, special laborer (stenographer), at $3.04 per diem, bureau of yards and docks. Resignations?W. I. Wyman, third-class ship draftsman, at $4 per diem, bureau of construction and repair. Promotions?L,. R. Fortune, from special laborer (clerk), at $2.48 per diem, to copy ist, at $840 per annum, bureau of naviga tion; W. G. Scott, from copyist, at $720 per annum, to copyist, at $840 per annum,?bu reau of navigation. Unusual Purchases of Gold. The Treasury Department today gave au thority for the payment In New York of $1,662,000 for foreign gold received in San Francisco. The arrivals of Australian gold In San Francisco have been large for sev eral months, and these Bums, together with new gold from the Alaska gold fields, have caused the payment of more money in New York for deposits In San Francisco than ever before In the same period. Since July the New York payments for San Fran cisco receipts of gold, both foreign and new, have been $7,832,980. The figures are much larger than for the same period !n any former year. Invited to Chicago Celebration. The principal government officials In the city received Invitations from Mayor Har rison of Chicago to attend the celebration commemorating the one hundredth anniver sary of the settlement of that city, to be held from September 28 to October 1 next. Movements of Naval Vessels. The converted gunboat Hornet has been placed In commission at the navy yard, Norfolk. The battle ship Texas has left the New York navy yard for Menemsha Bight to join the north Atlantic fleet. ? iw? ? Today's Government Receipts. National bank notes received today for redemption, $415,384; government receipts, from internal revenue. $331,740; customs, $1,002,073; miscellaneous, $25,283; expendi tures, $1,220,000. THE STAB BY MAIL. Persons leaving the city 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; 25 cents for two weeks; or BO cents per month. INVARIABLY IN ADVANCE. The address may be changed as fre quently as desired. Always give the last address, as well as the new one. TROOPS ARE ATTACKED I Colorado Militia Having Se rious Trouble With Miners. GUARDS ARE DOUBLED ONE MAN FOUND WITH BULLET HOLE THROUGH HIS HEART. Sentry Felled by Rock After Firing at Prowler?Threats Against Life an<} Property Cause Vigilance. VICTOR. Col., September 9?An attack upon a militiaman acting as guard at the Taylor and Brunton sampler last night aroused the officers commanding the troops and within a few minutes every available man In the camp was patrolling the hills. Shortly after the guard had been placed at the sampler he noticed a man prowling about a building. Ordered to Halt. He ordered the man to halt, which order was not obeyed. The guard tired at the figure and started in pursuit, firing as he ran. As the soldier passed the building he was felled by a rock thrown by a second man. The shooting aroused other sentinels, who arrived Just as the two men disap peared over the edge of Bull Hill. A volley was fired at them, but they escaped. The Injured Infantryman was not seriously hurt. Threats Have Been Made. The mine owners have notified the offi cers of the militia that a number of threats have been made against both property and the guards and at a number of places the guards have been doubled. The finding of the dead body of a man with a bullet through his heart about a mile from the station of Clyde has creat ed no small amount of excitement. ANOTHER GOULD FEEDER. J Rapid Progress Reported on Western Pacific Railroad. SAN FRANCISCO. September 0.?George L. Dillman, chief engineer of the Western Pacific railroad, has just returned from Salt Lake, which has been the base of his operations while in the field. According to his report of progress on work on the new road there are now thir teen engineering corps engaged In lining out the proposed route of the tr>ck and construction has already commenced. It Is now. It Is said, a foregone conclu sion that the Western Pacific is to be a feeder of the Gould system, the forerun ner of a new competing trans-continental line. ROUGH JOKE ON JONES. Name Found on Paper Wrapped About Dead Baby. CHICAGO, September 9.?A dispatch to the Record-Herald from San Francisco says: The body of a day old Infant has been found at North beach with a cord about its neck, showing It had been strangled. The body was wrapped in a copy of the Buffalo Evinlng Times, on which was a yellow label, reading: "Hon. J. K. Jonej? Washington. Arkansas. Evening Bulletin." This was wrapped in a copy of a Sail Francisco newspaper. The police are trying to find who has arrived recently from Ar kansas and how they secured pai>ers ad dressed to the former chairman of the dem ocratic national committee. DYING FROM SHOCK. Chicago Woman Who Was Unjustly Accused of Stealing. CHICAGO. Septmbor 9.?Mrs. Janie Stew art Boyesen, the Chicago woman who was recently wrongly accused of stealing goods from a merchant In North Carolina, la dying at White Springs, that state, as a result of the nervous shock she sustained at the time. Mrs. Boyesen has been suffering for the last four years from tul>erculosia. Last January she went to Asheville to seek relief. Last week she was staying in White Springs, when a robbery occurred. Through a misunderstanding suspicion fell on Mrs. Boyesen. and her apartments were searched. She sustained a severe nervous shock from which she did not recover. Mrs. Boyesen has been a resident of Chicagti for many years, and Is prominent In north side club circles. She has written many songs and poems. MYSTERIOUS ROBBERIES. Chicago Negro Implicates Jeweler and Ticket Broker. CHICAGO. September 9.?The mystery of half a dozen robberies in the houses of wealthy residents of Hyde Park and other parts of the city have been solved appar ently and plunder amounting to t'ij.'HiO may be recovered. Henry Moe. a Jeweler, and Charles F. Stout, a railroad ticket broker, have been arrested and charged with receiving stolen property. The man charged with committing all the robberies is Samuel Smith, a negro. He was arrested and confessed that, attired as an electrician or Janitor, he had gained ad mittance to the houses of families in their absence and robbed the places at his leisure. APPEAL FROM DECISION. Virginia Railroad Cases to Go to Court of Appeals. RICHMOND, Va., September 9.?Counsel for the Norfolk end Western, the Southern, the Seaboard and the Chesapeake and Ohio were in consultation here last evening, and decided to appeal from the demurrage and car service charges of the state corpora tion commission recently promulgated. The lawyers agree that the state has no jurisdiction over cars loaded beyond the state and shipped to the state or of cars loaded here and Intended for points beyond the state. The case will be brought before the court of appeals at the session to be held hers in the fall. Lawless & Jeffress of Norfolk, counsel for state board of trade, will assist the attorney wneral in the appeal, while counsel for the roads will conduct the case for the transportation companies. Cricket Team Coming. LONDON, September 9.?The Kent cricket team left London today for Liverpool^ where they embarked on the steamer Oceanic for New York.