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THE EVENINQ STAR.
PUBLISHED DAILY, EXCEPT SUNDAY. Business Olflce, 11th Street and Pennsylvania Arenas. The Evening Star Newspaper Company, 8. H, KICFTMANN, President Few York Office: Tribcne BniUlng. Chicago Office: Tribune Building. The Frentnr Star Is s?*rrp<l to eubvrlbora in the rity by carriers. <>n their own account, at 10 cents per week. or 44 ? ents por month. Copies at the ?ojint**r. 2 rvnt* oath. By mail anywhere in the U. tv or Canada postage prepaid- 60 < ents per month. Saturday Star 32 pages. $1 per year; with for eign postage added. $3 **0. tKnt?*r?d at the Post Office at Washington, D. C., #r se?-ond !j;ss mall matter.) All mall subscriptions must be paid in advance. Bates of advertising made known on application. No. 35,776. WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1903-SIXTEEN PAGES. TWO CENTS. THE STAB BY HAIL. Persons leaving the city for an? 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 &? cents per month. INVARIw* :,Lf IN ADVANCES. The address may be changed as fre quently as desired. Always give th? last address, as well as the new ouo. Maine Fishing Schooners Are Also Wrecked. VIOLENT HURRICANE ONE or TIIE VTORST STOBMS SEEN rOK MANY YEARS. Hews From Many Atlantic Points Tells of Ragingr Seas and Widespread Destruction. Special Dispatch to Tlie Kvenaig Star. NORFOLK, V.i , September 17.?The Nor folk Public Ledger in tin extra this even ing- will say: The British steamship Mexicana turned turtle at sea Tuesday night off the Florida coast, and of her officers and crew of twenty-live none escaped save one. who told In Norfolk this morning in Spanish the story of tne catastrophe. Only One Escaped. Domingo Reyarberay Is the name of the Bfamnn who was strangely saved from death to toll the story of the loss of the Mexlcana. He was brought in here by the British steamship Rokeby. the master of which, Capt. Shields, found him at sea off Hatteras yesterday wearing a life belt and bestriding a piece of the Mexicana's bridge. The survivor said that the Mexlcana sailed from Philadelphia for Vera Cruz not? V?' I1 Monday; that she carried pettoleum in bulk; that Capt. King com manded her, and she had a crow of twen ty-four men. Struck by the Blast. He s.vid that about midnight Tuesday she was struck by a hurricane, and shortly turned upside down and went down. He Is convinced that all aboard save him'went down with her, for he grabbed a life pre server. and after he rose from the whirlpool her sinking created and got aboard the nM.lt ?f brldge he never saw or heard an thc Rokeby." PU'keJ "P >'esterdiiy b>~ Drifted Since Tuesday. He had then drifted about in the vicinity of where the Mexlcana went down ever s.nce Tuesday night. Capt. Shields upon arrival here turned over to the Spanish consul. Arthur C. Humphreys, the man Whom he had saved. The Rokeby is bound from Port Tampa and Port Inglis, Fla for Hamburg. She is consigned to cisiner hei^vnv 1,ullitt. who are coaling her for her \ o> age across the sea. . j Fury of the Ocean. Further reports of the fury along the At- I lantic coast of Tuesday night s great storm were brought in today by steamers from >ew York and Philadelphia, some of which arrived as much as twelve hours late Cap ta.ns Oneil of the Clyde steamer Wlnyah i from Philadelphia, and Crawley of Old I>o- I minion line steamer Guyandotte. from New lork. report the storm as the worst ever encountered by them during their long ex periences as sea captains. The Guyandotte no accident of any kind and no damage to freight, but the Wlnyah's carao Was damaged to some extent by water as Ug Slap ?f heavy seas over the Two Ladies Injured. Miss Elizabeth Morgan of Louisville Kv and Mrs. W. H ... Trice of Norfolk.' pas sengers out from New York on the steamer Princess Ann. which arrived last night after an awful encounter with the coast ?torm. during which both of these ladies suffered injuries, were reported better to cay. As yet nothing has been heard from tbe Merchants and Miners, steamers from Boston, and l^rchesteT from V'ro^ dence. both of which were due h?e earlv One 1 l'o^'thelsteame r \VIny a h'repm-ts^havUi IS o?fnfbei?crL^?evoeS Z%Tting Survlvgr at Norfolk NORFOLK, Va? September 17-The British steamship Rokeby. Capt. Shields rWl ,arrhIVed here t,lls morning from Port English, has on board Domingo Ballo Rey arberay. the sole survivor of the crew of twenty-two men on the British steamship Mexlcana. which foundered with all on board Off the Florida coast Tuesday n gh " m , ,[Tly V"Khl " pieoe "f wreckage and nianage.l to keep up until he was seen yes terday morning by the Rokeby and rescued. The Sailor's Tale. 0fThtL8"Mlla,rd' throuBh a" interpreter, told was , sinking. Th? steamer was bound from Tamplco for Vera Crux. 1th a cargo of petroleum in bulk when the full force of the hunlcane broke upon ?ver ,Z?T"inT **** broko constantly 1 sl ip and finally one gigantic wave crashed through her deck*. The ftre room plple":: "For a "few momenTs'^w^w? ? as r,""??? Ass Oil on the Waters. The rescued man says hundreds of g Ulons of oil Were pourod over the ship s side in a vain attempt to calm the sea. and. If pos sible. save the ship. When the Mexlcana Went down the crew went with her. All boats had long since been crushed by the force of the waves, and the men were pow erless to save themselves. Ballo Reyarberay went under with the vessel and by the merest chance became entangled in some loose rigging and spars. The buoyancy of these brought him to the surface, and he made himself fast to the inrfha\ T'", Kor S,'V,'M hours floated 1 i1'"1 TOa unU1 Anally the Roxbv One1 s'Sht. His rescue was a daring Owned in England. The Mexlcana sailed from Tamplco Mon day She was l ist reported as be!n;; iraund r<?m . .?reus Hook to Tamplco August l'.i. Wr 11 & Kl?*- ?nd T. King ' , Vw I ?f Mlddleborough. England. HJ "SJ Phi Hi*. Philips ? ,w"'e hei" managers. _ S'XvaH S^derland In Be j arberay is unable to give accurate nar.es of the twenty-one men lost. Only One Man Saved. ATLANTA, Ga., September 17.?A Journal social from Portsmouth. Va? says: A ship believed to be the Mexican! has been wrecked near this port. Twenty-three of the crew are reported to be drowned. Only one of the crew was saved. Guyandotte Safe By Associated Press. NORFOLK, Va., September 17.?The Old Dominion liner Guyandotte Is safe In port from New York after a voyage down the coast in the teeth of Wednesday morn ing's hurricane. She came In about twenty hours lute, being blown far out of her course by the gale. At present she Is an chored In mid-harbor and shows the marks of very rough experience. The morning reports from the Virginia and Carolina coast bring tidings of further damage to shipping, though no serious loss is noted. The tlf^ee-masted schooner Hor ace G. Morse passed In the capes, presum ably for Norfolk, at 8 o'clock, with almost every stitch of canvas gone and all her head gear c-irried away. The government observer at Cai>e Henry reports she ap pears to be n very bud condition. The steamer William P. Moody, which anchored under the shelter of Cape llat teras Point with a three-masted barge, got under way this morning with her tow. and proceeded south, apparently uninjured The wind at Hatteras has diminished and is now squally, with a thirty-mile velocity. Other Crippled Craft. An unknown schooner Is laboring off Cape Henry with part of her foremast gone. What seems to have been a detached sec tion of Wednesday's storm struck this re gion at this morning, and did minor damage in the city, aside from driving a few small crafts ashore in the harbor. Captain Tapeley of the Old Dominion liner princess Anxie reports sighting the five-masted schooner Governor Ames, with nil sails carried away, riding the gale with two anchors out, fourteen miles northeast of Winter Quarter lightship. The Princess sighted the Governor Ames at 3 o'clock Wednesday morning. The schooner Sarah D. Fell, from Carth agena, S. C., to Philadelphia, was reported fifty miles off the Virginia capes yesterday with sails damaged. She repaired her damage and got under way for Delaware Breakwater. The Guyandotte arrived at anchor in the harbor at 0:10 o'clock. The ship left New York at 9 o'clock Tuesday night, and ran into the gale at 6:30 Wednesday morning, ten miles oft Atlantic City. The wind reached a velocity of eighty miles an hour and the waves rose to an enormous height. The ship rolled and tossed like a yawl, and for six hours there were grave fears en tertained that she would not ride the storm safely. The steamer carried no passengers, but had a full cargo of mixed freight, which was damaged by water. The ship was but slightly injured. FISHERMEN LOST. Schooners Helpless in Arms of the Violent Elements. DAMARISCOTTA. Me., September 17. Fifteen men lost their lives in the violent gale which raged oft the coast during the night. The Gloucester mackerel seining schooner George F. Edmunds, in command of Capt. Willard G. Poole, the owner, struck on the eastern side of Pemaquld Point and was smashed to pieces. Fourteen of the crew of sixteen men perished In the break era. The schooner Sadie and Lillian, Capt. Hardy, of Prospect, bound from Prospect bay to Boston, struck on the western side of Pemaquid Point and had her bottom knocked out on the rocks. Capt. Hardy was drowned, but his crew of two men were res cued. The Gloucester schconer, which had been fishing off the coast, missed her bearings, and. running too near the point off Pema quld. struck on the eastern side and was battered to pieces. Successive attempts were made to launch the small boats. Several of the dories were smashed to pieces or washed away. Finally five men successfully got a boat atloat and climbed into it, but before they could reach land a tremendous sea over turned the frail craft. Three of the men were drowned, but a giant wave caught up the other two and swept them ashore. Of the entire crew of sixteen men these two were the only survivors. The Sadie and Lillian was caught on the west side of Pemaquid Point. After some difficulty a line was gotten to the wreck, and the two seaman came ashore in safety. The line then became entangled In the wreckage, and Capt. Hardy was drowned. PICKED UP AT SEA. Rescue of American Sailors by British Steamship. PHILADELPHIA. September 17?The British steamship Brookllne. which ar rived here today from Bocas del Toro, had on board Captain Chandler and the mate of the tug Spartan, who were picked up yesterday off the Delaware capes. Ten others of the crew were rescued by the fishing boat Irene and landed at Anglesea, N. J. During the gale yesterday the Spartan's hawser was washed overboard and became entangled In the wheel, causing the vessel to careen and fill with water. She was sinking when the crew abandoned her. No further casualties have been reported to the maritime exchange. At the office of James F. Munn & Co., towboat agents, it was stated that the Spartan carried a crew of fifteen men. Tills leaves three missing. The ten men who were rescued by the schooner Irene were brought to this city today from Anglesea, N. J. They had been floating about on wreckage for six hours before help reached them. WARMER IN THE WEST. Believed That Crops Will Not Be Se riously Damaged. OMAHA. Neb.. September 17.?Cloudy skies. with a slightly warmer temperature, prevented frost damage In eastern Ne braska last night. The temperature at 7 o'clock this morning was 42 degrees and rising slowly. No outside stations reported frost and none is believed to have appeared In Nebraska nor western Iowa. Light Frost in Missouri. KANSAS CITY. Mo., Septeml>er 17.?The clouds have saved most of Kansas from a killing frost so far, except in the north western corner of the state, where a light frost fell last night. Low temperatures still prevail throughout Kansas and west ern Missouri, and It Is feired corn is some what d?maged In the districts where frost has fallen. Corn should have at least ten d tys more sunshine. Damage Very Slight. ST. JOSEPH. Mo., September 17.?The mercury went to 42 degrees above zero in this locality last night, and there was a light frost in the lowlands. Farmers ur.d gardeners nay the damage was very slight. Corn was not Injured at all. but tomatoes and late vegetables were nipped. The bright weather of today has brought a feeling of relief to all growers. Illinois All Bight. SPRINGFIELD. III.. September 17?No frost occur!ed In -the immediate vicinity of Springlield last night, owing to cloudl ne-s and a fresh breeze. The minimum temperature was 45 degrees at ti o'clock this morning, a fall of 0 degrees in twenty four hours. Large Bands Crossing Frontier and Moving Forward, TURKISH ATROCITIES OFFICIALS AT CONSTANTINOPLE IRRITATED AT REPORTS. Yet Outrages Continue and the Only Hope for Peace is to Fight for It. CONSTANTINOPLE, September 17.?The porte has received confirmation of the re ports that large bands of Bulgarians and Macedonians, one of them estimated to number 4,000 men, have been preparing to cross the frontier near Kostendil, forty three miles from Soda. Official circles here have been greatly Ir ritated by the representations made to the porte by the representatives of the powers regarding the excesses committed by Turk ish troops. It Is pointed out that the powers themselves advised Turkey to sup press the insurrection energetically. SUSPENSION OF BUSINESS. Robberies and Murders Still Occurring Nightly in Beirut. BEIRUT, Syria, September 17.?Business is still suspended notwithstanding the change in the governorship, and it will take a long time to restore confidence. Robberies and murders are the order of the night if not of the day, and the feeling of insecurity on the part of both European and native residents is very great. Some form of outrage against the foreign and Christian population occurs daily. The Christian refugees in the I.ebanon mountains are returning very slowly and In small numbers. RUSSIA MAY ACT. Suggested That Troops of Czar Occupy Macedonia. BERLIN, September 17.?The military oc cupation of Macedonia by Russia and Aus tria is thought here to be the only expe dient sufficient to prevent war between Turkey and Bulgaria. This suggestion does not originate In Berlin. It readied here some days ago as an inquiry from Vienna to the foreign office as to what Germany thought of the two power Intervention, such intervention to be barely long enough to restore order and reorganize the Turkish constabulary properly. The inquiry. It was assumed, rested upon a Russian-Austrian agreement. The identi cal question will probably be put to all the signatories of the Berlin treaty. The German reply appears to have been conditionally affirmative. Since the terri tory to be occupied was Turkish, Turkey's consent ought to be secured. Germany would then have no objection. Proposals to England. LONDON, September 17.?It is announced here that Russia and Austria have made fresh proposals to Great Britain, which, if carried out will, it is hoped restore order in Macedonia. Kastoria Destroyed. SOFIA, Bulgaria, September 17.?The for ' eign office here lias received reliable in formation that the Turks have destroyed the town of Kastoiia. thirty-six miles south of Monustir, and have massacred the popu lation. SIR THOMAS IS BETTER. Doctors Think an Operation Will Be Unnecessary. CHICAGO, September 17.?Sir Thomas Lipton, who is ill of catarrhal appendicitis in his apartments nt the Auditorium Annex, passed a quiet night and is doing well, ac cording to a statement made by Dr. Thomas this morning. To Alexander H. Revell. Sir Thomas' host, who was an early caller, the patient said: "I've been an awfully sick man, but I'm easier now." Mr. Revell said he considered the pa tient's condition very encouraging. Dr. Thomas spent the night In a room of the Lipton suite, but aside from ordinary sick room duties there was no urgent need for his services. A number of messages of sympathy from New York friends were re ceived during the night and read with pleasure by the recipient when lie awoke tills morning. At 8:30 a.m. the patient had fallen asleep again. Mr. Revell stated that probably there would be no further formal consultations of the physicians unless the unexpected in the form of a change for the worse occurred. It Is still believed that an operation will be unnecessary, as no pus has formed. The condition of Sir Thomas continued to Improve during the forenoon. At noon Dr. Thomas gave out the following statement: "Sir Thomas rested easier this forenoon and Ills condition is now perfectly satisfac tory." SENATOR SCOTT WORSE. Wife of the Sufferer Reaches Him in Denver. DENVER, Colo., September 17.?United States Senator Scott of West Virginia, who has been ill at the Brown for the last few days, has taken an alarming change for the worse and Is now In a most serious con dition. Dr. Clemens of Canton, Ohio, who has been attending him, says that there has been a noticeable decline and that the senator's condition is very grave. Mrs. Agnes V. Scott, wife of Senator Scott, has arrived in Denver and is at the senator's bedside. Senator Scott left here the 9th instant, and alter spending a few days in Wheel ing, W. Va? left for Colorado Springs, from which plaoe he intended going to Utah on private business. He expected t.? letuin east and take part in the Ohio camp.t'gn at the request of Senator Hanna. The lirst dispatches concerning the acci dent to Senator Scott did not Indicate that his condition was serious. Mrs. Scott's sis ter. Mrs. Lenox, telegraphed here, however requesting her to go to Colorado Borings! but even at that time assurance were given her that the senator's condition was not serious. Rough on Old Ocean. NEW YORK. September 17.?Incoming vessels report rough experiences with the hurncane at set. The Clyde line steamer Cherokee, from San Domingo, was in the storm during the entire voyage from Turk's Island to this port. In the gulf stream its force was terrific, and yesterday the steamer was hove to for four hours in an eighty-mile wind. The Maraval. from Trlntdad and Grenada, had a similar ex perience. IMPOBTS OF SUGAR directions issued to the col lectors OF CUSTOMS. Every Entry Must Be Accompanied by a Certificate Giving Certain Infor mation Regarding Origin. Secretary Shaw has sent out to collectors and other officers of customs the following regulations for the Identification of Import ed sugars subject to countervailing duties under the provisions of the Ding-lay law: "I. All entries of sugar hereafter import ed into the United States shall be accom panied by a certificate of origin stating (A) when the sugar was produced, the country of origin or production and the country of destination of the merchandise; (B) the kind and quantity of the sugar, (C) the kind, number and marks of the packages and (D) the manner and means of transportation, by" land or water. "II. Where the country of origin is not a party to the Brussels sugar convention of March 5. 1902, the certificate shall state. In addition to the foregoing particulars, that tho merchandise was not obtained from a factory or refinery working or handling bu ?<1,rrs./rom an>' bounty-paying country. j The certlficato .shall be signed and issued by the proper government official having Jurisdiction in the country of pro auction, snd such certificate shall be veri fied by the proper United States consular officer. "IV. No certificate shall be deemed valid after the expiration of twelve months from the (late of issue, or after the expiration of such less time as may be limited In the certificate by the issuing authority. ? "v- the absence of such certificate, liquidation of the entry shall be suspended and countervailing duties estimated in an amount equal to the highest export bolinty or grant paid or bestowed by any country, both directly and indirectly, on the expor tation of similar merchandise." CHRISTIANS AND JEWS. Fierce Fighting and Much Killing Re ported in Russia. ST. PETERSBURG. September 17.?Fierce fights between Jews and Christians, In which four Christians and two Jews were killed and many persons were seriously In jured. are reported from Gomel. In the gov- ! ernment of Moghlleff. The disturbances arose September 11 from a dispute between ! a peasant and a Jewish dealer. The police 1 Intervened, and, according to the version published here, the Jews threw stones and fired on the police, several of whom were injured. The disturbances were renewed three days later some Jewish booths being demolished. The Jews attempted to prevent the destruc i i i ?!i booths, and twenty persons were [ injured on both sides. Troop* then arrived on the scene, and were receiv -d with shots , from the Jews. The military returned the ! fire and ultimately restored c-der. ? ? ? T I, STEAMER AND DEPOT BURNED. Fire Does Heavy Damage tV Vessel and Freight * ELIZABETH CITY, N. C., September 17. ?Fire last night completely destroyed the steamer Alma and tho freight depot of the Norfolk and Southern railroad, entail ing a loss estimated at $100,000. It Is not known whether the fire started in the oil room of the steamer, which was alongside the wharf, or in the freight room. A deck hand Is reported missing. An Immense quantity of freight was de stroyed, and several people were hurt through the explosion of some oil and two kegs of powder. The flames barely missed a half ton of powder stored In the warehouse, thereby averting a catastrophe. PROTECTION OF CHINESE. Acting Secretary Adee Wires Request to Governor of Idaho. The Chinese minister called at the State Department today and laid before Acting Secretary Adee a dispatch which he had received from the Chinese consul general at San Francisco, detailing an attack made last night on a number of Chinese at Tono pah, Idaho. The consul general reported that the labor union of that place drove all the Chinese away, and that seven or eight were severely Injured, one, an old man. be ing nearly killed. He also reported that five Chinese are missing and asked for pro tection. Acting Secretary Adee wired the gov ernor of Idaho asking for an immediate in vestigation and requesting that he afford every protection in his power to the Chinese residents of Tonopah. ' (? Clouds Saved Iowa. DES MOINES, Iowa, September 17.? Again the clouds saved the com crop of central Iowa. Frost failed to make its appearance in the central valleys of the state, although predicted by the govern ment. The sky cleared up early In the evening and continued remarkably clear until 1 o clock, when the clouds rolled by in great profusion. A* thorough examlna ?n"?h??t \hae flel^a "lls morn'nK reveals that all that is needed is warm weather to ma i "if61? ihe kernela- Otherwise fu?l>88 per cent. 8 Shape and the y,eld No Frost in Minnesota. ST. PAUL, Minn., September 17.?Al though the weather continued clear during the night, there was nd frost in the Imme diate vicinity of St. Paul. The Indications at this hour, 7.JO a.m., are for a bright day. Gone for a Million. !? RANCISCO, September 17.?Mrs. Grace Clark Strohn of Chicago, wife of R. N. Strohn of the La Grajiga Gas Company, and heiress to the million-dollar estate of her sister, Isabella D. cuirk. who com mitted suicide in this city a week ago has arrived here from the east. By the terms of the will left by Miss Clark practically her entire estate Is bequeathed to Mrs. Strohn, who has come here to look after her interests in the estate and In the con test should there be one. Chamberlain Will Resign. LONDON, September 17.?The Associated Press learns that Colonial Secretary Cham berlain has decided to resign from the cabi net o? the ground that Premier Balfour's attitude on the fiscal question is not suffi ciently advanced to enable Mr. Chamber to remain a member of the government without the sacrifice of his own views. ? ? ? Alaskan Boundary Commission. LONDON. September 17.?At today's ses sion of the Alaskan boundary commission Attorney General Finlay continued. In be half of Canada, the discussion of the proper location of the Portland channel. The attorney general's argument will not be completed before September 21. David L!? Pittsburg will open for the American side September jg. THREE INDICTMENTS Grand Jury Acts in More Post Office Oases. NAMES WITHHELD BEXUVED TO BE PERSONS ALREADY UNDER CHARGES. Trial of Post Office Cases to T?ke Place Early?Erwin Arrested in California. The grand Jury today reported three ad ditional Indictments In connection with the Post Office Department matter. The names of the persons indicted and the nature of the charges against them are suppressed, however, for a few days. Mr. Morgan H. Beach, United States attorney for the Dis trict of Columbia, explained to a Star re porter that, as was the case with the batch of Indictments last reported, he Is com pelled to withhold from publication, for the time being, the names of the persons against whom the true bills were found to day, as well as the charges. It Is practically a certainty that the par ties In question .were already under in dictment. Although three Indictments were returned today It is believed that only two individuals are concerned, and that by one of the papers they are Indicted Jointly. Both of the indivitfuals concerned, it Is understood, aie non-residents of this city. The case of former Assistant Attorney General Tyner Is being considered by the grand Jury piecemeal, so to speak. As evidence develops it is placed before the grand Jury, bjit no conclusion In regard to the charges against Tyner lias been reached. Assistant United States Attorney Taggart, Inspector Mayer and another post ofllce in spector were very busy the greater part of today in Mr. Taggart's private office at the city hall. So far as could be learned no witnesses were closeted with them. The grand Jury today considered three strictly local criminal charges and. It is believed, also heard some testimony relating to a phase of the Post Office Department inves tigation. One more batch of indictments Tn the Fost Office Department cases is expected before the present grand Jury Is finally discharg ed, at the end of its term of service, Mon day, October 5. The term of the Jury has been an unusually arduous one. As a rule, the grand Jurors are excused from the enH of June until about a week prior to the opening of the October term of the court each year, but the Jurora now serving have been held to duty almost constantly during tills summer because of the Post Ofllce De partment prosecutions. It is the Intention of United States At torney Beach to set the post office cases for trial at the earliest possible moment and to proceed with them as speedily as possible. According to present plans the first tri#I will occur the latter part of next month. There la reason for the belief that the Machen cases will be among the first to be heard. Arrangements are being made for the holding of both Criminal Court No. 1 and Criminal Court No. 2 continuously until the criminal dockets are cleared of the post office cases. One of the criminal courts will very likely confine Its business to the post office cases. Criminal Court No. 2 is without a Judge, owing to the fact that the vacancy caused by the retirement of Justice Hagner June 1 last has not been filled. Justice Pritchard Is assigned to Criminal Court No. 1, and. if necessary, Chief Justice Clabaugh or Jus tice Barnard, Justice Ajk' rson or Justice Gould could presiCa !n Criminal Court No. 2 temporarily. Furthermore, it is presumed that one of the "seasoned" Judges would be assigned to preside at the trials of the post office cases, rather than a newcomer to the local bench, even If the President should name Justice Hagner's successor prior to the beginning of the trials under discus sion. In connection with the vacancy on the District Supreme Court bench it was ru mored about the city hall today that Judge D. Theo. Wright of the superior court of Cincinnati. Ohio, is slated for the appoint ment. Erwin Arrested. Chief Inspector Cochran officially gave out the Information today that Post Office Inspector James W. Erwin, who was In dieted last week together with George W. Beavers and August Vf. Machen on a charge of conspiracy to defraud the gov ernment under section 6440 of the Revised Statutes, as amended, was arrested last night In San Francisco. Simultaneously with this announcement came a report that W. W. Montague, post master at San Francisco, has resigned. At the Post Office Department today it was Impossible to verify the report, al though it was said that the newspapers of the Pacific metropolis had printed it as a fact. Chief Cochran said that Erwin had been admitted to bail in the sum of $5.0U0. The Post Office Department will make an efTort to have Erwin brought to Washington for trial. Erwin, in addition to being an in spector, had the title of assistant superin tendent of free delivery. BANKERS GIVE PLEDGE. Conference Held at Manila With Gov ernor Taft. At a recent conference in Manila between Gov. Taft and some of the leading bankers of the Philippines the latter gave assurance of their purpose to aid the government in establishing the new currency, and prom ised to do everything la their power to pop ularize th3 new coins. As fast as condi tions warrant they will place their institu tions on the new Philippine currency basis. In order to aid the banking institutions the Philippine commission has annulled the order Issued by Gen. MacArthur in 1U00 compelling the banks to keep their reserves in United States currency. The opinion is expressed that the new coins will be estab lished on a good working basis by the end of January at the latest, at which time the Spanish and Mexican coins cease to circu late as legal tenders. CLERICAL CHANGES. Promotions and Transfers in the Navy Department. Changes In the classified service of the Navy Department have been announced as fellows: Appointment?P. O. Wright, Jr., second class architectural draftsman, at $4.72 per diem, bureau of yards and docks. Resignations?M. J. Gorman and E. E. Clements, copyists, at $840 per annum, bu reau of navigation. Promotions?E. C. Hart, from special laborer (typewriter), at $2.80 per diem, to special laborer (typewriter), at $3.04 per diem, bureau of construction and repair; G. W. Str.ittan, from special laborer (clerx), at $2.80 pur diem, to special laborer (clerk), at $3.04 jier diem, bureau of ordnance: S. I. Besselievre, from ship draftsman, at $8.48 i per diem, to chief clerk, at $2,000 per an num. bureau of construction and repair; H. S. Ballentlne, from nautical expert, at $1,400 per annum, to nautical expert, at II,<KiO per annum, hydrographic offloe: II. D. Ruddlman, from assistant, at $1,400 per annum, to clerk, at $1,400 per annum, hy drographic office. Transfer?D. A. Green, from chief clerk at $2,000 per annum, bureau of construction and repair. Navy Department, to cliiaf clerk, at 11,800 per annum, United States navy pay office, Boston, Mass. GOVERNMENT BATES. What Will Be Paid for Telegrams Dur ing This Fiscal Year. The Treasury Department has promul gated for guidance of Its accounting officers the decis.on of the Postmaster General as to the rate of pay for government com munications by telegraph. During the pres ent fiscal year the rates will be as follows: "For day messages containing not more than twenty words, exclusive of place from and date, twenty cents, not exceeding 1,000 miles, and one cent for each additional word. One-quarter of this rate to be added for each 5tK) miles or fraction tl?ereof, but no rate on a message of twenty words to be more than forty cents, nor on an addi tional word more than two cents. Tlio rate between all po.nts In any state, territory, or the District of Columbia shall be twenty cents for twenty words, and one cent for each additional word. "In cases where the price of a message, determined as herein provided, shall include a fraction of a cent, such fraction, If less than one-half. Is to be disregarded; If one half or more. It Is to be counted as one cent. "For night messages not exceeding twenty words, exclusive of place from and date, fifteen cents for any distance within 2.000 miles, and for greater distances twenty-five cents; In each case one cent for each addi tional word. "Hut it is provided that If. on the 1st day of July. 1003, or at any time dur.ng the en suing year, any such company shall charge the public for a message of ten words or less, exclusive of the date, address, and j signature, a less rate than Is herein fixed for twenty words, exclusive of place from and date, the rates here prescribed shall, as to such company, thenceforth during the year bo reduced to the rates so charged to the public. "The statutes provide that telegrams be tween the several departments of the gov ernment and their officers and agents, in their transmiss:on over the lines of any such company, shall have priority over all other business." AGAINST CHINESE CLAIM. Decision in the Habeas Corpus Cases at Montreal. The Department of Justice has received a telegram from Donald McMaster, the legal representative of this government In Mon treal, to the effect that the Canadian Judge, who sat In the habeas corpus cases of the sixteen Chinamen who sought to prevent their deportation to China, at least from Vancouver, has decided adversely to the treal, to the effect that the Canadian judge holds that the Canadian Paclflo railroad Is acting within Its rights In transferring Chi namen who are refused admission to the United States from Rlchford, Vt? or any other point on the border, to Hong Kong, where they embarked under false represen tations to the company that they were en titled to admission to the United States. Chinamen, who were denied admission at Klchford took out habeas corpus papers at Montreal to prevent the Canadian Paclflo returning them to Vancouver for the ship ment to China, claiming that they had a right to name the port from which they should return. Their selection of a port was a little place on the Canadian border, where there are no officlials of the immigra tion service of this country. The counsel for the Chinamen has ap pealed their case, and the appeal will be heard by the higher court within a short time. AFTER A VACANCY. Lively Fight for Position on Board of Appraisers. State Senator Charles P. McClellan, demo crat, of New York, who was recently ap pointed a member of the board of general appraisers at New York to succeed J. A. Jewell, who was forced to resign, was at the Treasury Department today conferring with Secretary Shaw prior to entering upon his duties. There is a vacancy on this board for which there is a lively fight. It Is reported on pretty good authority that Secretary Shaw has offered the vacancy to William Henry Kustis, ex-mayor of Min neapolis. and a personal friend of the Secre tary. The position was offered to Warren F. Thummel, a New York lawyer. Mr. Thummel is the son-in-law of Representa tive Hepburn. Mr. Thummel declined the place, and It has not yet been filled. BACK FROM CARACAS. Return of Mr. Morris, the American Agent, and a Translator. A small section of the American commis sion which went to Caracas last May Jn connection with the American claims against Venezuela has returned to this country. The party which has come home consists of Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Morris of New York and Miss Margaret M.- Han na of the State Department. Mr. Morris was the agent of the United States and Miss Hanna was one of the translators. All the American cases have been prepared and submitted to the Joint commission and final action has been taken In about one-half of them. Mr. Balnbridge, the American com missioner, and the remainder of the Ameri can delegation, will remain In Caracas un til the pending cases have been decided. Mr. Besseiievre's Promotion. Mr. 8. I. Bessellevre of Pennsylvania has been appointed chief clerk of the bureau of construction and repair, Navy Department, at $2,000 a year, vice Mr. D. A. Green of Massachusetts, who has been transferred to Boston as chief clerk of the navy pay office, at $1,800 a year. Mr. Besselievre was formerly an apprentice In the navy at the League Island yard. In 1888 he was ap pointed to a clerkship In the Navy Depart ment, and has served there efficiently ever since. For some time he has served as ship draftsman, at 96.48 a day. His promo tion to the chief clerkship of the bureau was based entirely on his record and abil ity. Assistant Secretary Darling Departs. Assistant Secretary Darling, who had charge of the affairs of the Navy Depart ment during the greater part of the sum mer, left here this morning for his home in Vermont for a short vacation and to bring bis family back to Washington about the 1st of October. Admiral Sands at Navy Department. Rear Admiral Sands, commanding the coast squadron of the North Atlantic fleet, was at the Navy Department today In con ference with the officials regarding the fu ture movements of his squadron. His flag ship, the battle ship Texas, is at Tomp kinsville. N. Y. Vessel Arrivals. QUEENSTOWN. September 17.?Arrived: Germanic, from New York. PLYMOUTH, September 17.?Arrived: jftierst Bismarck, from New York, READY FOR COMPILING Voluminous Statistics Sent From Manila. CENSUS OF FILIPINOS RESULTS OF THE FIELD WORK RE CEIVED IN WASHINGTON. Total Population 6,976,574, of Whom 650,000 Are in Wild Tribes Gen. Sanger's Comments. Interesting details regarding tbe popula tion of the Philippines have Just rrached the War Department In the Manila mail. The field work of the oensus la practically complete, and the Information has been forwarded to Washington, where the tab ulation, compilation and publication of the census will be made by the Cnlted States census bureau, under the supervision of Qeneral Sanger, U. S. A., and Messrs. Henry Gannett and V. II. Olmsted. A rough count shows that the total popu lation of the islands Is 0,970,574, of which number about eoo,(HK> are Included In what are termed the wild tribes. Population by Provinces. The civilized population, by provinces, is stated as follows: Abra, 37,'.nW; Albay, 2J8, 798; Ambos Camarines, 233.183; Antique, 133,474; Bataan, 43,<i<)0; Batangas, SSBjBUt; Benguet. 017; Bohol, 2:18,397; Bulacan. 220, 280; Cagayan, 143.438; Caplz, 224,581; Ca vite, 134.438; Cebu. 631.621; Ilocos Norte. 107,717; Ilocos Sur, 171,610; Iloilo, 899,236; Isabela, 69,076; Laguna. 147,?M"0: La Union. 127.966; Lepanto Bontoc, 2.413: Layte. 389, 911; Manila. 319,941; Mariniluijue, 51.801; Masbate, 44,046; Mindoro, 31.331; Minimis. 138,329; Negros Occidental, 309.980; Negros Oriental, 186.397; Nueva. Eclja, 132 271; Pampanga. 218,766; Pangaslnan. 897.443; Paragua, 27.481; Rizal, 12.1.422; Romblon, 62,858; Samar, 263,500; Sorsogon. 120.123; Surlgao, 98,714; Tarlac. 135.397; Tayabas, 149,289. and Zambales. 100.903. Some difficulty was experienced by the census enumerators In the provinces of Bulacan, Rizal. Ligunn, Batangas and Al bay, due to roving bands of ladrones, and In four instances the enumerators were held up, but, with a slnglo exception, the schedules were not molested. In the Island of Camlguin. Misamls. the enumerators met with armed opposition, but the Impres sion prevails that the census whb a pretext and not the real cause of the hostile dem onstration. The Filipinos Praised. "Considering the novelty of the census organization and procedure." said General Sanger In his report, "'as compared with all previous census experience in the Phil ippines. the extensive and somewhat com plex nature of the Instructions Imparted to the supervisors, special agents and enumerators In a foreign language, the ne cessity of relying on the telegraph for all instructions and explanations given since the supervisors left Manila, In December last, and the great difficulty of correspond ing with pueblos not on the line of postal or telegraph communication, the census furnishes abundant evidence of the capaci ty of the Filipinos, under proper guidance, to carry on public measures of much im portance In a most Intelligent and thor oughly business-like way. and I take ad vantage of the opportunity to express pub licly to those who have been associated with me In this work my entire apprecia tion of their faithful services and of their cordial co-operation, without which the census would have been a lamentable fail ure." EXTENSIONS OF COURTESIES. New Rules That Will Govern Customs Collectors. Secretary Shaw has Issued a new circular of instructions to collectors and other offi cers of the customs service regarding the extension of courtesies to persons from for* elgn countries. The new regulations are more restrictive than former rules on the subject. No courtesies are to be extended to any one except foreign ambassadors, ministers, the members of their suites, in valids and persons arriving in charge of their dead, or persons summoned homo in haste by news of affliction or other Imper ative emergency. A change Is made, how ever, in the cases of ladles traveling along, phen precedence In the examination of their baggage Is authorized. The Issuance of pusses on revenue cutters Is allowed only In exceptional case*. ADVICES FROM LEISHMAN. A Long Cable Message Received From Constahtlnople. A long cablegram from Minister Welsh man at Constantinople was received at the State Department today. It was sent to the President. While not made public. It Is stated that it Indicates a disposition on the part of the sublime porte to take up for settlement questions In which this govern ment is interested. The communication Is not sufficiently definite, It is stated further, to show what progress is being made by the minister. Personal Mention. Wharton Green of Jackson. Miss., and John W. Dwight of Dryden, N. Y., are at the Arlington. Representative Mark A. Smith of Tucson. Arizona, and Guy V. Thompson of Cincin nati are at the Willard. J. C. Hunt of Chicago and O. R. Hinton of Philadelphia are at the Raleigh. Torpedo Tubes for Battle Ships. Because of the strong protests that have reached the Secretary of the Navy from various naval experts against the action of the board on construction in deciding to lit no more batue ships with torpedo tubes. Secretary Moody has declined as yet to ap prove the action of the board, and the mat ter probably will be referred back for fur ther consideration. Movements of Naval Vessels. The Solace left Honolulu this morning for San Francisco, the Chicago left New York for Norfolk, the Nero left Monte video for Callao, the El Cano left Klnklang for Nanking and the Lawrence left New port for Norfolk. The Chicago and the Lawrence began their trips yesterday. Assistant Commissioner Moore Here. Mr. Edward B. Moore, the assistant com missioner of patents, has returned to the city after a short vacation of fifteen days spent in the mountains of West Virginia. Mr. Moore is an ardent advocate of horse back riding, and says that be obtained great benefit from the fifteen days he spent riding over the hills and mountains in West Virginia. ^