OCR Interpretation


Evening star. [volume] (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, October 09, 1903, Image 1

Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045462/1903-10-09/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for

THE EVENING STAR.
PUBLISHED DAILY, EXCEPT SUNDAY.
Bcalacei Cfiet, 11th Etrte* end PtnniylAreuu.
The Evening Star Newspaper Compsay.
8 H. KACFrXANIf. Treildent.
New York Office: Tribwsa Building.
Chicago Office : Tri.ane Building.
Tie Evening Star is served to subscriber? in the
city by < arricr*. on their <?vvu account. at 10 cents
p*?r work. <>r 44 cents per month. at tr.e
counter. 2 c?nts h Hy mail anywhere in th ? l!.
6. or Canada postage prepaid 50 ?ents per ro ?nth.
Saturday Star 32 pages, $1 per year; with for
tijm postage added. $3.00.
tKntt red at th? Post Office at Washington, D. C.f
SB f*?cond-clH*s mail matter.*
C7AU mall subscription* mn?t be paM In advance.
P?tai of tdvprtisiiic made known on application.
Results prove circulation.
The silent testimony of
the hundreds of advertisers
using The Star speaks for
the results they get from it.
No. 15,795.
WASHINGTON, D. C., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1903-TWENTY PAGES.
TWO CENTS.
Tells of Jewish Peisecution
on His Return.
MENACE TO EMPIRE
HOW THE CZAR COULD AID THE
VICTIMS.
Zionism, He Thinks, is the Only Per
manent Remedy for the Dis
tressing Situation.
NK\\ "\ORK, October II.?Frpsh from a
Visit to the great centers of Jewish popula
tion in Russia, Michael Davitt has written
his estimate of the conditions ami future of
those people In a volume entitled "Within
the Pale, wiiich will he issued tomorrow
from the presses of A. S. Barnes & Co.
he Jew, as he is ruled and oppressed
by Russian officials, is a far greater d inger
to Russian autocracy than anti-Semitism
is to the Israelites of the pale," declares
Air. Davitt in tiic preface to his work.
"The danger." he continues, "was candidly
avowed by all representative Russians from
whom I solicited light and information."
Further Danger Ahead.
Mr. Davitt sees further catastrophe ahead
because of unnatural economic and social
conditions.
1 lie facts or the economic and social
conditions within the pale of settlement."
he writes, "are so objective that the warn
ing they give of a coming catastrophe can
not he ignored. It would be like leaving
an epidemic of smallpox to cure itself by
neglect. This condition of things is fully
explained and expressed by the term un
natural. It is analogous to a situation
which would result from a federal law com
pelling every European-born artisan and
laborer within the whole I'nited States to
r> s;de inside of Pennsylvania and to be
forbidden to seek employment outside the
cities and towns of that state. The mur
derous competition for employment, the
deadly rivalry for existence, the bad blood
between opposing races, the poverty and
social wretchedness which such a condition
of things would create?apart from the op
eration of coercive laws?can readily be
imagined by the American reader. Ii*ut this
is no overdrawn picture of the economic
anarchy prevailing within the Russian pale
of Jewish settlement.
Tov. ns Crowded With Consumers.
i he towns are crowded with artisans
and traders, and as these are out of all
proportion to the producers and consum
ers of iin agricultural country they necessa
rily become more destitute and wretched as
their numbers increase. They are too poor
to emigrate They are prohibited from mi
gr.it ng. rhey cannot seek work on land.
1 hey are not permitted to engage in several
occupations."
Mr. Davitt asserts that the czar can ac
comphsh much for the Jews in his domain
hi destroying the legend of the blood
atonement. "M. de Plehwe and the ts ir "
'u vCa? accomplish one good and
bless, d work. If so minded, without altering
a single anti-Semitic Russian law. The em
peror can destroy in Russia the atrocious
legend about the annual killing of Christian
j h ldren by Jews as an alleged part of the
blood atonement in Hebrew Paschal rites.
In this humane and Christian task he is en
t. led to the co-operation of the emperor of
Austria the King of Roumania and the
heads Of the other Balkan states, where this
story ot ritu ,) murder is constantly circu
lated. and not Infrequently as a part of
political propaganda. There ought to be a
truly Christian crusade waged against this
Infamous product of ancient, insensate sec
tarian hate."
Some Striking Views.
Mr. Davitt calls attention to the striking
economic growth of Russia in the follwing
striking sentences: "What Russia is ac
cused of coveting In Manchuria or devis
ing in Persia and not what she Is strenu
ously and rapidly achieving in the sphere
of her vast domestic activities exercises
the critical attention of west European and
American Journalism. And yet the wide
and sure and extraordinary progress that
is being made in the economic development
Of a great empire, as self-eontalrod in its
measureless natural resources as the I'nited
States, and with an assured domestic mar
ket for ni ist of her manufactured products
m a population of fully MiMJtlu.<KM>-erowiniF
at a rate upward of immunjo annually out
of a natural Increase-ought to he a subject
th. ?rhn? >V Breater ?ncern to the public
thought of commercial rivals like Great
Britain and the I'nited States-as it un
doubted^ Is to the keener sense of Ger
man competition?than what Russian pol
?.r m,ay meun 1,1 its diplomatic
trend in the far east."
Zionism the Remedy.
Returning to the subject of the Jew and
discussing the amelioration of his condi
tion Mr. Davitt says: "1 have come from a
journey through the Jewish pale, a con
vinced believer in the remedy of Zionism.
failed to see any other that can offer
an equal hope of success. It is a necessity
ot the actual situation and faces the trow
ing perils of the Russian Jew with a cour
ageous plan of repatriation. Hope for par
tial or ultimate emancipation in Russia
there is none. ?ther countries cannot be
? xpe ted to relieve Russia of the unhappy
victims of oppression and poverty. Where
then, are they to go?"
SIR THOMAS LIPTON SAILS.
Has Nothing to Say About Another
Cup Challenge.
NKW YORK, October 9.?Sir Thomas Lip
ton sailed for England today on the
steamer Cedric.
Sir Thomas said that he was not feeling
ns well as he looked, but that he expected
to gain strength on his way to England.
Sir Thomas bade good-bye to H. H. Davles,
his agent In this country, and Capt. Web
ster. who were the only persons at the dock
to see him off. He would not talk about
thf c'up ?f cha"en8'ng again for
The Cedric also carried J. Coleman Dray
ton. Dr. Hans Schwegel. Austro-Hungarlan
vice consul at Chicago; P. p. Whlttaker,
JvL lwl t lrucs<?ale, president of
raflroad Uckawana and Western
FIRE AT BINOHAMTON, N. Y.
Loss to Opera House and Dramatic
Company $75,000.
BINOHAMTON. N. T? October ft.-At 3
o'clock this morning the Are in Stone Opera
House was practically under control, with
out having injured the front of the build
ing. in which are contained Stone Hall,
several business offices, the lobby and the
ater offices.
The opera house cost about ?l2r.,00n, and
a large amount of scenery and costly fit
tings were added later.
i.aAnv ?f Paul GUmore's corn
er.?"Mummy and the Humming
?J?5i t ici' ?PP?ared at the house last
evening .had been removed before the fire
began. Lota, $75,000; no Insurance.
SELECTED AS CHIEF.
Capt. Converse to Ee Head of the
Bureau of Equipment.
C*apt. George A. Converse, commanding
the battle ship Illinois, now at the navy
yard. New York, has been selected as chief
of the bureau of equipment. Navy Depart
ment. to succeed Capt. Royal B. Bradford,
to take Effect on the lath instant. Capt.
Bradford will succeed Capt. Converse In
command of the Illinois.
A.s chief of the bureau Capt. Converse will
have the rank and pay of a rear admiral,
as does Capt. Bradford while holding that
office. Capts. Converse and Bradford were
graduated at the Naval Academy in the
class of Noveftiber, 1861, the former being
one lile in advance of the latter. Capt.
Converse is a native of Vermont and Capt.
Bradford a native of Maine. They each
reached the grade of captain in March.
lSJi'.l. Capt. Bradford has filled the office
of chief of the bureau of equipment since
December. 18!t7. During the war with Spain
Capt. Converse commanded the cruiser
Montgomery and saw service in the West
Indian campaign. He has been in command
of the battle ship Illinois since September,
15)01.
TO BE TRIED BY CIVIL COURT.
Private Jchn Dowd, Who Shot William
Crowley.
The War Department is informed that
Major Gen. Chaffee, commanding the De
partment of the East, has approved the
action of the court-martial at Allegheny,
Pa., in acquitting Private John Dowd, the
sentry who shot and killed William Craw
ley near the Allegheny arsenal a few weeks
ago. It was shown tint Crowley was mak
ing oft with some government property at
the time and was shot by the sentry while
running away after he had been called
upon to halt. As a result of the trial Pri
vate Dowd lias been released from confine
ment as far as the military jurisdiction is
concerned, but in accordance with a pre
vious understanding between the federal
and state authorities he will be turned over
to the l itter for trial by the civil courts.
Although Crowley's alleged offense
against the government was committed on
a military reservation he was shot after he
had left the reservation, and It is on that
account that the civil authorities claim
jurisdiction in the matter. The officials of
the War Department uphold the sentry at;
having acted in strict accordance with his
military duty for the protection of govern
ment property, and will be defended before
the civil courts by an officer of the Depart
ment of Justice.
A CAUSE OF CONFUSION.
Bureaus cf the Same Name in Different
Departments.
Tiie bureau of navigation of the Depart
ment of Commerce and Labor is troubled
with its name. Its mail goes to the Navy i
Department bureau of the same name, and I
vice versa, and there has been for a long
time a great deal of annoyance caused by
the similarity of name with such dissimi
larity of work. The bureau of navigation
of the Navy Department has charge of the
assignment of officers and vessels of the
navy to their various stations, while the
bureau of navigation of the Department of
Commerce and I.abor has jurisdiction over
the merchant shipping of the country, sees
that the laws of the I'nited States relating
thereto are obeyed and attends to all the
government business connected with the
merchant marine.
In time of exigency the annoyance has
been extremely intensified, notoriously so
i during the Spanish war, when tlie merchant
bureau used to receive the cables intended
i for the navy bureau, and vice versa. So ac
| customed have the members of the two
bureaus become to this misdirection of mail
that they have had printed envelopes in
which to inclose mail delivered incorrectly
at either bureau, and this is no small quan
tity daily. Because of this it is thought
that Congress will be petitioned to change
the name of the bureau of navigation of
the Department of Commerce and Labor to
something like "the bureau of merchant
shipping. and thus end the annoyance
that has been of such long standing.
CONFERS WITH KR. HAY.
Chinese Minister and Secretary of State
Discuss Manchuria.
Sir Chentung Liang-Cheng, the Chinese
minister. h;-d a long conference with Secre
tary Hay today regarding the situation in
Manchuria. The minister received informa
tion some time ago that there was no ap
parent movement on the part of Russia in
dicating that that country would begin the
evacuation of Manchuria October" 8, as
agreed and as stipulated in a treaty made
with China. The Chinese minister naturally
feels keenly the conditions which exist, as
it is everywhere known that China is hi no
position to enforce the treaty and compel
Russia to evacuate.
At present the concern of the United
States is to see that the agreements made
with China for the open ports in Manchu
ria are carried out, regardless of what Rus
sia may do, either in evacuation or perma
nent control of the province.
Capt. French Sentenced to Dismissal.
Captain George E. French, 16th Infantry
stationed at Fort Slocum, N. V., was re
cently tried and convicted by court mar
tial of the charge of conduct unbecom
ing an officer and a gentleman as a con
sequence of intoxication, and sentenced to
be dismissed from the army. The record
of the proceedings of the court-martial
was received at the War Department to
day. and will be reviewed by Judge Advo
cate General Davis, with a view to the
submission or the case to the President for
action.
NEW MINISTERS ON DUTY.
Retiring Members of British Cabinet
Also Attend Meeting.
LONDON, October 9.?The new cabinet
ministers have assumed their duties, the
seals of office having been exchanged at a
privy council meeting held by King Ed
ward" at Buckingham Palace this morning.
All the retiring officials and their succes
sors were present, with the exception of
the Duke of Devonshire, the late lord provi
dent of the council, and Mr. Arnold-Foo
ter the new war secretary. The latter wis
Indisposed and the former was subsequent
ly received in private audience by the king.
Army Board to Visit Hawaii.
A board of army officers has been se
lected to visit Hawaii and report to the
War Department what is necessary in the
way of fortifications for the islands. Colo
nel MacKenzle. engineer officer, represents
the general staff on the board.
Movements of Naval Vessels.
The Brutus has arrived at Cavlte, and the
Maine at Newport News. The New Or
leans has left Nagasaki for Yokohama.
The British cruiser Retribution left New
?ork yesterday for Halifax.
Fire at Irwin, Pa.
IRWIN, Pa., October 0.?The plant of the
Hackensmith Wheel and Mine Car Com
pany, In West Irwin, was destroyed by fire
early today, entailing a loss of about
JT/MXIO; insurance, 110,000.
The Cabinet Discusses the
Post Office Investigation,
PAYNE'S STATEMENT
MB. WILLIAMS ON THE REPUBLI
CAN OUTLOOK IN MARYLAND.
Expresses Confidence of Victory in
November?Appraiser Somerville's
Plight?Explorer Baldwin Calls.
The meeting of the President's cabinet to
day was not a long one. It is understood
that part of the time was taken up in dis
cussing the post office cases. Postmaster
General Payne announced to the President
and to his fellow cabinet officers that the
work of the Post Office Department in run
ning down offenders In the department had
practically closed, and that the remaining
work was in the hands of the Department
of Justice and the courts. Mr. Payne stat
ed that there would probably be some dis
missals and other changes resulting from
the investigation, but that the investigation
of violations of law was about closed. Mr.
Payne made substantially the same state
ment at the close of the cabinet meeting to
newspaper men who asked him as to the
condition of affairs in his department.
At the conclusion of the meeting Mr.
Payne said that it was not the expectation
that there would be a wholesale dismissal
' of clerks and division chiefs of the Post
Office Department as a result of the inves
tigation. Some further dismissals might be
made, he said, on the recommendation of
Mr. Bristow, but thus far it had been the
practice to dismiss offenders as soon as the
evidence of their corruption or incompe
tency had been obtained. From time to
time employes had been discharged for
cause. That plan would be followed in the
future. It was decidedly improbable, how
' ever, that any large number of clerk:; would
be dismissed simultaneously. In fact, no
such proposition, Mr. Payne said, was in
; contemplation.
Most of the cabinet officers left the White
House about noon, but a few remained
longer with the President.
The Maryland Election.
Stevenson A. Williams, the republican
candidate for governor of Maryland, was a
guest of the President at luncheon this af
ternoon. S. S. McClure, the New York
pilblisher, was also a guest. Mr. Williams
discussed with the President the political
situation in Maryland, and expressed con
fidence in the result in November. He be
lieves that the republicans are in splendid
shape for a victory. Mr. Williams re
mained with the President until late in the
afternoon.
Robert Morris of New York called on
the President this morning. "The situa
tion in the city of New York at this time,"
.said Mr. Morris, "is decidedly to the advan
tage of the fusionists, and I am confident
they will win a victory. The atmosphere
has been cleared by the ejection of Grout
and Fornes from the ticket. Tammany is
making an uphill fight and knows it."
Mr. Soraerville in Trouble.
There are suggestions in political and
Treasury Department circles that Hender
son M. Somerville, chairman of the board
of general appraisers in New York, may
lose his position. Mr. Somerville, who is
from Alabama, has not made his position
with the President and Secietary Shaw any
1 more favorable by a recent article in the
j North American Review, in which he criti
cised in strong measure the President's at
I titude on the negro question. Mr. Somer
ville spoke of Mr. Roosevelt's course as
unwise and disturbing, and as retarding
the solution*of the race problem.
Appraiser Somerville has been in conflict
with the Treasury Department for some
time.
The friction grows out of the claim of
tiic Treasury Department that the board of
appraisers in New York is a part of the
Treasury Department and directly under
the supervision of that department. Mr.
Somerville has held that the board Is of a
judicial character, and that it is not depend
ent on the Treasury Department. Mr.
Somerville holds that the board is analo
goifS to that of a 1'nited States court.
| The friction resulting from this conflict
has been considerable, and Secretary Shaw
and Assistant Secretary Armstrong, it is
known, will not be satisfied until ids scalp
has been taken. It is not understood that
they will use his magazine article as a basis
on which to ask the President for his re
moval. but will wait until they have per
fected their case against him along other
lines.
Explorer Baldwin Calls.
Kvelyn Baldwin, the explorer, was at the
White House this morning, supposedly
about plans for another expedition to the
arctic regions. Mr. Baldwin thought It
wise, however, not to reveal the purpose of
his talk. Mr. Baldwin is hopeful that an
other effort on his part to reach the pole
may be successful. A number of the sta
tions that were established in the Baldwin
Zeigler expedition are still intact and can
be used, it Is said. With these to aid him,
and with his experience. Mr. Baldwin feels
that the chances of finding the pole would
be better than ever before. Mr. Baldwin
spoke in encouraging words of tlis possibil
ities of the Peary expedition.
Mr. Baldwin. In speaking of the relief ex
peditions that have gone in search of Dr.
Nordenskiold, who left Sweden October 10.
1!S01. in search of the south pole, said: "I J
have no doubt that Mr. Nordenskiold's ex- j
pedition lias met with disaster and that Ills
party is lost. He was Inexperienced In
polar explorations, and I can see no hope
that he is safe."
Three expeditions have now gone In
search of the Swede. One expedition set
out from Argentina yesterday.
Detectives Have Been Increased.
The detective force at the executive offices
has been increased by the addition of a
city detective, a plain clothes officer. This
increase has taken place since the recent
appearance of cranks at the White House.
The new officer is a big, muscular, intelli
gent fellow, whose business it Is to watch
out for cranks who may be wanting to
see tiie President and act promptly in
case he spols one. He is on duty in addition
to two secret service officers who have been
at the White House so long.
Personal Mention.
Mr. Will R. Rose of the editorial staff or
the Cleveland Plain Dealer has been spend
ing several days in Washington visiting the
points of interest. He is accompanied by
Mrs. Rove. They departed this evening for
New York.
Dr. Edwin M. Ha&brouck, who has been
ill for the past four months with Inflam
matory rheumatism and later with typhoid
fever, has gone to Buffalo and Syracuse.
N. Y., for a few weeks.
Dr. F. H. Morhart has returned from a ten
days' visit to West Virginia and Ohio.
Dr. H. M. Newman has returned from
Europe.
TILLMAN A WITNESS
Testifies in His Own Behalf
Today.
TELLS OF SHOOTING
HE ALSO EXPLAINS CERTAIN
THREATS MADE BY HIM.
Says the Editorials in the State Were
Intensely Bitter Toward
Him.
LEXINGTON, S. C? October 9.?The ex
amination of James H. Tillman, who went
on the stand during the last hour yester
day as a witness in his own behalf, was re
sumed today when court convened. An
aigumont ensued when questions were
asked the defendant relative to editorials
in. the State. Mr. Tillman, in line of a
ruling of the court, rendered after an hour's
argument by counsel, was asked what im
pression was made upon him by the edi
torials written by Mr. Gonzales. He re
plied that they were intensely bitter. He
&.;iu lie did not make the threats in Edge
field, or on the train going from Johnston
to Columbia, as testified, to by witnesses
for the state. He also said that he had no
conversation in a livery stable at Edgefield
relative to Gonzales, as has been stated in
testimony.
As to Conversation in His Hotel.
He was questioned with reference to the
conversation which took place in his room
in a hotel in Columbia on the night of
August 21, when Dr. Adams and Col. L.
Blease, a witness of yesterday, were pres
ent. Mr. Tillman said the statements were
made by him in reply to remarks as to
threats reported to him. He said he had
been told in a dozen places in South Caro
lina that he could not come to Columbia
and say what he had said on the stump
elsewhere about Mr. Gonzales. He also
said it had been reported to him that the
opera house in Columbia, where he was
to speak, was to be packed, and that he
was not to be let out alive.. He stated be
said if that threat was carriad out it would
be the trage.dy in South JCarollna.
Mr. Tillman, giving his i'erBion of the.
shooting, said he was wallqng down from
the state house after the adjournment of
the state senate. January IT>. in company
with Senators Talbird and Brown, the for
mer being on the outside, the latter on the
inside. Before reaching the transfer sta
tion, he said, he noticed Mr. TJonzales down
the street looking at him very intently.
He said he (defendant) had on his over
coat, buttoned. He said he never took his
eyes from Mr. Gonziles.and t Gonzales
did not take his eyes off liirn.
Thought Gonzales Was^rmed.
He said Mr. Gonziles had <-->n an over*,
coat, tightly buttoned, with ^aitdg in his
pockets, thumbs sticking out. Mr. Gonzales
cut diagonally across In front of him, lie
said, and the thumb of ills right hand disap
peared in his pocket. He said he thought
Mr. Gonzales was going to draw a weapon,
and he fired first, saying, "I got your mes
sage." The message, he said, referred to
the statements reported to htpi by witnesses
White and Holzenbach. These statements
were to the effect that Gonzales had said
he had made Tillman show the white
feather twice before and w o*ld do it again.
The defendant said he dld^not fire a sec
ond shot, as Mr. Gonzales did not draw a
pistol. Mr. Tillman concluded his testi
mony shortly before noon, when Gen. Bel
linger, of counsel for the'state, entered
upon the cross-examination.
? c
FOUND HIS RICH UNCLE.
Manuel Josef Brum Had Given Up
Hope.
CHICAGO, October !>.?Robbed In Boston
of $G9, all his possession, and arrested for
vagrancy in Chicago, Manuel Josef Brum
of the Madeira Islands had abandoned
hope. Last night he learned through tele
grams that his uncle, whom he set out to
find three months ago, is a millionaire in
San Jose, Cal.
Brum, whose mother owns a grocery in
a small village in the Madeira Islands,
started to find and visit his uncle, Anton
Pashit, who he knew was somewhere in the
United States. In Boston he was robbed,
and fellow-countrymen bought him a sec
ond-class ticket to Chicago and told him it
would carry him to California. Arriving in
Chicago, unable to speak a word of English
or tell his destination, Brum was arrested
for vagrancy. When found by the police
he was kneeling In prayer at the entrance
of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Polk
and Clark streets. He was allowed to sleep
in a police station for two months, and
finally the police succeeded in locating the
man's relatives. m
Brum was put on the right train and left
Chieago with a pass to his destination, and
several hundred dollars his uncle had sent
him.
AFTER JOHNSON AND HERMAN.
Two Gunboats Looking for the Fugitive
Constabulary Officials.
MANILA, October 9.?At the request of
Gov. Taft, Admiral Stirling has dispatched
two gunboats, the Isla de_Cuba and the
Pampanga. to Albay and Samm', to search
the neighboring waters for the little
steamer Victoria, with Johnson and Her
man, the defaulting constabulary ofllclals,
on board.
A coast guard vessel has also been sent
out to overtake the fugitives Ifjpossible. No
word of their whereabouts has yet been re
ceived from any source.
MAY SPLIT VA. DEMOCRACY.
Liquor Question to Figure tA rfex t Leg
islative Content.
Special Dispatch to Tbe Evening Sti?.
NORFOLK, Va., October ?^-?failllam H.
Mann, father of the now fSSrioua Virginia
Mann antl-llquor law, has about decided
to run for the next democratic guberna
torial nomination in Virginia^ tod If he
^Jces the democratic party lif the state is
very liable to split. The liquor question
has been figuring In Virginia politics for
some time, until the situation in nearly
every fight now coming up la the saloon
people against the advocate* of temper
ance. - i.
In the last legtelatur# Mailt, who Is a
leading state senator, iarrjj? his ahtl
liquor law through afterwi hffl-d fight, and
now that a now legislature ?'about to be
I chosen the only issue seqghs be upOn the
[repeal oT th4 Marin bllgeo"ftbnortous to
the saloon mma. hundreds of whom have
! been put entiretf Mi business as the
kresult of the provisions .the drastic
measure.
Mr. Fish's Condition Better.
NEW YORK, October 9.?Assistant Treas
urer Hamilton Fish, who has been 111 at
the Republican Club, threatened with ap
j pendicltis, was much improved^toOajr. >
MONEY COMMISSION
Its Report Looked Forward to
With Interest.
MR. CONANT TALKS
TO ESTABLISH THE GOLD STAND
ARD IN CHINA.
Agreed Upon by the Leading Govern
ments of Europe?May Increase
Demand for Silver.
Tlie report of the international monetary I
commission, the salient features of which
were submitted to President Roosevelt. Sec
retary of State Hay and Secretary of the
Treasury Shaw yesterday, is looked forward
to with interest by men who have followed
the movements of the commission in its
journeying.? through Europe during the past
six months. The commission is composed
of Messrs. Hugh H. Hanna. Charles A. Co
nant and Jeremiah W. Jenks.
Mr. Conant when seen by a Star reporter
today stated that the report of the com
mission, now nearing completion, will prob
ably be made public in about two weeks.
This report, he said, shows that the leading
governments of Europe have agreed upon
a plan by which the gold standard will tie
established in China, but as to the details
of tliis plan nothing could be said in ad
vance of the publication of the complete re
port.
May Increase Demand for Silver.
When asked whether the plan agreed
upon would result in an increased use of
silver Mr. Conant replied that he supposed
i'. would to s.ime extent create an increased
demand for the white metal.
When the commission went abroad it re
ceived instructions to the effect that it was
to ask European governments for any sug
gestions they had to make for bringing
about a uniform rate of exchange between
gold and silver-using countries. It is un
derstood that the commission had no au
thority to propose any plan to any of these
governments, but that it was merely to dis
cover their attitude toward the subject un
der consideration.
The forthcoming report, it is expected,
will detail the attitude of the European
governments toward the subject under con
sideration. which was first proposed by the
governments of Mexico and China In a joint
note to this government, the suggestion be
ing made in order to advance trade by hav
ing agreed upon a rate of exchange be
tween these countries and gold-using coun
tries, so that merchants might not be em
barrassed. as they had been In the past, by
having the speculative question of the rate
of exchange to meet in every commercial
transaction.
Uncertainty as to Sate of Exchange.
It has been represented that this uncer
tainty in regard to the rate of exchange
has acted as a barrier between gold and
silver-using countries to make more diffi
cult trade on a small margin of profit. Such
a margin of profit might be entirely wiped
out by a variation in the rate of exchange
between the time of the sale and the time
of payment.
In order to further advance this project
Prof. J. W. Jenks will, within a couple ot
weeks, leave for China to confer with of
ficials of that government.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS.
Christian Missionary Society Now Un
der New Leaders.
The principal feature of today's sessions
of the annual convention of the Christian
Missionary Society of Maryland, Delaware
and the District of Columbia, held in Ver
mont Avenue Christian Church, was the
election of officers for the ensuing year.
Rev. E. B. Bagby, pastor of the Ninth
Street Christian Church of this city, was
re-elected president of the society. The
other officers chosen were: First vice pres
ident, Rev. II. C. Kendrick, Hagerstown.
Md.; second vice president. Rev. F. D.
Power, Washington; third vice president.
Rev. B. A. Abbott, Baltimore; recording
secretary, Mr. J. G. Thompson, Washing
ton; corresponding secretary, Mr. J. A.
Hopkins, Rockville, and treasurer, J. Irv
ing. Hagerstown.
The board of managers appointed the
following members of the educational
committee for the coming year: W. S.
Hoye, Beaver Creek, Md.; Rev. Dr. F. D.
Power, Washington, and Rev. H. C. Ken
drick, Hagerstown.
The morning session was presided over
by President Bagby, and most of the time
was devoted to the interests of the Sun
day schools. Reports were received from
thirty-one schools. It was shown that the
Ninth Street Church of this city raised the
largest amount of money, i~l.'{.32. The
prize banner was awarded to the Ninth
Street Sunday School as the one having
the largest percentages in average weekly
attendance and number of conversions.
Miss Lena Summy of the H street church,
this city, gave an interesting illustrated
talk in explaining the teaching of the
Sunday school lesson to primary pupils,
and Mrs. F. D. Power sang "The Ninety
and Nine."
Other addresses were delivered at the
morning session by Mr. C. D. Waggaman,
Hagerstown; Rev. Preston A. Cave of Rich
mond, and Peter Ainslie, president Chris
tian Tribune Home, Baltimore.
The afternoon sesrion opened with a me
morial service conducted by Rev. Dr.
Power. The departed members of the so
ciety, who were eulogized, included Rev.
Ira W. Kimmel, former pastor of the Whit
ney Avenue Church, Washington; H. Clay
Stier and Mrs. Susan F. Summy, formerly
residents of this city, and Rev. Alexander
Newcomer and Miss Ruth Stotlemeyer. for
merly of Maryland. The prayer was offered
by Rev. Ainslie, and Mrs. Power sang
"Good Night, Beloved."
sral committee of the society made Its re
port. Among other things the committee
recommended that the churches affiliated
with the society raise $1,01)0 next year for
state missions.
Rev. J. R. Gaff of Jerusalem. Md., pre
sented the report of the committee on reso
lutions, which was adopted. In addition
to thanking local members of the Christian
churches for their hospitality, the resolu
tions contained a statement to the effect
that the society desires to go on record aa
apposed to the liquor traffic and urges Its
ibolrtion.
The session this evening will be devoted
to the work of the Christian Endeavor 80
:ieties of the Christian churches.
Lancashire Wins at Kempton Park.
LONDON, October 9.?James R. Keene's
Lancashire,- ridden by Luclen' Lyne, the
Vm.erican jockey won the Imperial Produce
jlate (of 3,000 sovereigns, two-year-olds,
six furlongs) at the Kempton Park autumn
meeting today. The Warrior was second
ind Orlenta n came tn third. Seven horses
-an.
Pittsburg-Boston Game Postponed.
PITTSBURG. October 9?The Pittsburg
Boston world's championship game Is petit
ioned until tomorrow on account of cold
ireatfcsr.
WHY THE MARINE BAND WENT.
Statement of the Case by Chicago
Labor Leaders.
CHICAGO. October Officials of the Chi
cago Federation of Musicians declare that
the services of the Marine Band of Wash
ington. D. C., at the Chicago centennial
celebration, and the consequent boycott by
union musicians resulting In the discharge
of members of the various bands of the Il
linois National Guard. were ? obta'ned
through a misrepresentation. The federation
declares that the course of two colonels of
the National Guard in recommending the
discharge of the regimental band members,
is unjust, the centennial arrangements
committee, instead of the musicians, de
serving censure.
The federation officials assert that when
they found that the Marine Band was to
play at the auditorium meeting they wrote
Secretary Moody of the Navy Department
and asked why the government permitted
the band to leave Washington.
In reply the Secretary stated that the
centcnnial committee notified him that the
members of the Marino Band were to be the
guests of the city of Chicago and were not
to receive compensation, and that had he
known the Marine Band was to compete
with civilian musicians he would not have
allowed the band to go west. This reply
from Secretary Moody, the federation offi
cials believe, will bring about the reinstate
ment of the discharged members of the
regimental bands.
COLLEGE GIRLS HAVE A RUSH.
A Lively Scrimmage Between Sophs
and Fiesh.
TOPEKA, Kan.. October 0.?On the big j
stage of the Washburn College chapel, in
front of a gathering of 500 persons, there
was a fierce color light between the girls
of the freshman and sophomore classes, in
which thirty-five sophomore girls tried to
"rush" forty freshmen girls off the plat
form. Tables and chairs were overturned,
the president's chair was smashed to
pieces, clothes were torn, hats were lost
and eyes blacked in the fierce rough-and
tumble fight.
The occasion was the annual cane rush,
and the girls oi the rival classes had been
trying for an hour to yell each other down
from the tops of the chapel seats. Sudden
ly one of the freshmen girls appeared on
the platform waving the rival class colors.
Then the clash came. It was at least twen
ty minutes before the faculty could sep
arate the two bands and restore peace.
MURDERED BY TRAMPS.
Killed on the Top of a Northern Pacific
Box Car.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., October 0.?Leon
ard C. Dare, a young man of Walkerton,
Ind., was murdered on top of a Northern
Pacific box car near Northtown Junction
last night. It is supposed that he was killed
by four tramps, who sought to rob him of
money which he carried. Trainmen heard a
shot fired as the train pulled Into North
town Junction, and. running to the scene,
saw four men descend from the car and
run toward the woods near by. A moment
later they found Dare's body, his skull
crushed and a bullet hole between his eyes.
He was alive, but died without regaining
consciousness early this morning.
The victim of the attack was well dressed,
and It was learned from papers found on
liis person that he had been working on a
ranch, and probably had $100 with him
when assaulted.
DEATH OF DR. E. E. STONESTREET.
Prominent Citizen of Rockville, Md.,
Passes Away.
Special Dispatch to The Evening Star.
ROCKVILLE, Md., October 0.?Dr. Edward
E. Stonestreet, one of the county's fore
most physicians, and the oldest native resi
dent of Rockville, died here shortly before
3 o'clock this morning, after an illness of
only about eleven hours.
While on his way up town to see a
patient about 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon
he was taken suddenly ill on the street
and sank to the sidewalk unconscious. He
was carried into the house of a friend
r.earby and the physicians of the town im
mediately summoned, but notwithstanding
every attention, he failed to rally, and
died as stated.
An affection of the heart, superinduced
by an attack of indigestion, is given as the
cause of death. Dr. Stonestreet was sev
enty-three years old on Wednesday. He
leaves the following children: Mrs. Forest
J Pretty man of Washington, Mrs. F. B
Thomas of Roanoke. Va.; Mrs. Charles
Abert, Mrs. O. M. Linthlcum. Mrs. Addie
Green and Mrs. G. H. Lamar, all of this
town. The funeral will take place Sunday
afternoon from his late residence.
Dr. Stonestreet practiced his profession
in this town fifty-one years, and no man
in the community has filled a greater
measure of usefulness. His life was with
out blemish, and sustained the highest
standards in every relation. His death is
regarded its a bereavement In every house
hold of the community. At the time of
his death he was secretary of the board
of health for this county, and was an hon
ored member of the Rockville Lodge of
Masons. From early manhood he was a
devoted member of the M. E. Church South.
ITEMS FROM ANNAPOLIS.
Marines to Attend Sherman Monument
Unveiling Here.
Special Dispatch to The Evening Star.
ANNAPOLIS, Md.. October 0.?A detach
ment of two companies of marines of sixty
eight men each will be sent to Washington
on October ir> for the ceremonies attendant
upon the unveiling of the Sherman monu
ment.
Major Charles A. Doyen, commanding of
ficer of the marine barracks at the Naval
Academy, has received notice that live more
marine officers, recently commissioned, will
be sent here for instructh n at the school
of application, marine barracks. This will
make the officers at the school number
twenty.
Capt. Logan Feland. U. S. M. C., In
charge of buildings and gTounds at the
Naval Academy, will be detached on the
arrival of Lieut. Rupert C. Dewey and will
be made instructor at the school of appli
cation for marine officers.
There will be no prohibition ticket In
Anne Arundel county at the coming elec
tion, as that party failed to file nomination
papers at the executive department, the
time.limit having expired last night.
Prof. T. J. J. See has been detached from
the Naval Academy. October 15, and or
dered to Mare Island, Cal., in charge of the
observatory there.
? ? ?
Machinists Scarce at Norfolk.
Special Dispatch to The Evening Star.
NORFOLK, Va., October 9.?The labor
board is experiencing much trouble In get
ting a sufficient number of machinists in
this part of the country to supply the de
mand of the Norfolk navy yard. Machin
ists are being called for in the navy yard
nearly every day, but the requisitions have
frequently to go unfilled for the reason that
skilled men of this trade are not to be had.
The government is advertising for men,
and the opening here seems to be a good
one. The pay is <3.36 per day for first
class machinists In the navy yard.
Has Rained There Steadily
Twenty-Four Hours.
OVER SIX INCHES FELL
MANY TROLLEY LINES AND RAIL*
ROADS CRIPPLED.
Sewers nnd Cellars Flooded and tbf
Eud is Net Yet, as It is
Still Raining.
NEW YORK, October 0.?The heaviest fall
of rain on record in litis city last ni^Iit and
early today caused damage to the extent
of thousands of dollars, crippled and de
layed many of the trotley and steam rail
roads by which people * om nearby cities
and towns reach New York, and caused
them serious delay or inconvenience In
reaching their oiFtes In town. In outlying
districts many trolley and steam road lines
were under two feet of water, and there
were many wasnouts .
Streets along the water-front downtown
were so badly flooded that passengers were
conveyed across them in drays.
A large portion of the subway In this city
was badlv flooded.
In Patterson. N. J., the river district was
badlv flooded and fears were entertained
that the disastrous flood of two years ago
would be repeated. A dam on the Ramapo
river at Pompton. N. J., broke and flooded a
valley ten miles long, but no loss of life was
reported.
Reports from various points in New York
I state indicated that a great deal of damage
had been caused and small rivers were at
flood height and rising. A washout at
Hastings tied up northbound traflio on the
New York Central road for a time, and
the main lines of the Kile and Susquehanna
roads were blocked by washouts.
Rain continued to fall heavily today.
Six and 24-100 inches of rain had fallen in
the twenty-four hours ending at !) a.m. to
day and it was still raining hard.
A heavy flood in the Bronx damaged the
packing houses of Schw.irtzeliild and Sultz
burger. Swift and Company and Nelson
Morris and Company, and a portion of the
freight yard of the New York Central rail
road was covered by twelve feet of water.
A.watchman who had sought refuge on the
top of a car was rescued.
Flooded Cellars and Sewers.
From all parts of the city were received
reports of flooded cellars, flooded sewers
and impassable gutters.
Many cellars along the North river front
were flooded and in some instances there
was a loss on goods stored there.
West street in front of the down town
ferries to Jersey City and Hoboken was
flooded and passengers were carried across
it in drays and grocers' wagons tempora
rily pressed into service.
Trolley traffic at St. George. Staten Is
land, was completely tied up by a rush of
water over the tracks between Stapleton
and St. George.
The water was two feet deep in Soifih
street at the New York side of the Fulton
street. Brooklyn, ferry. Passengers arriv
ing on the ferry boats waded through tho
water up to their knees until the dealers
in the Fulton market used large boxes to
build a bridge across the street. The bridge
blocked the street for truck traffic, and a
J section of the bridge had to be removed
every few minutes to admit the passage of
horse cars.
Washout on' Nassau Street.
Nassau street between W all and Pine
streets was closed on account of a wash
out in the middle of the street. Pedestrians
waded through a foot ot water. The side
walk at the corner of the subtreasury build
ing was undermined.
Part of a dam across the Ramapo river
near Pompton Lake, N. J., was washed out
during the heavy rain storm today, inun
dating the valley below. A number of
houses were Hooded, but there were no
fatalities.
The dam is at the lower end of Pompton
lake. The most serious damage was the
carrying away of an iron bridge across the
river. Two canal boats, loaded with coal,
were torn from their moorings and swept
away.
Many occupants of cottages along the
banks of the Ramapo river lied from their
homes. The crews of the two canal boats
are said to have escaped. Besides the lion
bridge, a wooden bridge across the lake
from Oakland to the village of Pompton
Bake, was carried away. The territory
covered by the flood extends about ten
miles. All the low-lying ground between
Paterson and Pompton Bake is under
water. Travel between Paterson ami the
village of Butler is cut ofT except by boat.
The water was two feet deep In West
street in front of the ferry house of the
Barclay street ferry to Hoboken. For
nearly an hour working girls and women
waited in the ferry house, marooned by
the flood until the truckmen came to tho
rescue. Every ferry boat was met by half
a dozen truckmen, and the passengers in
stead of hearing the usual cry of "Kelt.
Keb, Kerrige. Kerrige." were greeted with
"Take yer across the street for a nickel."
Many Fail to Reach Office.
Many thousands of men and women were
unable to reach their places of business to
day owing to washouts and landslides on
the railroads and trolley lines in New Jer
sey, Bong Island and Westchester county.
The Newark branch of the Krie railroad
was reported to be entirely tied up. Hun
dreds of tons of dirt and stone had lieen
washed into the cuts and stalled the trains.
The hundreds of people in the stalled trains
were forced to remain where they were for
many hours, owing to the fact that the
streams had overflowed their banks and
flooded the roads, making them almost Im
passable for vehicles. Telegraph w res als.?
suffered. Fences were blown down, barns
and out houses on the farms undermined
and cattle strayed from one farm to an
other seeking shelter. . . .
Bocal Forecast Ofllcer Emery sild that he
believed this was a record rainfall. The
hlehest previous record he could discover
occurred Septemlwr 21. 1HK2, when ?i 17-100
Inches of rain fell in twenty-four hours.
The St. Mark's district in Brooklyn suf
fered severely. The water was two feet
deep in Fulton street, near Tompkins ave
nue, and access to the elevated stations ex
tremely difficult. Several of the surface
llres were stalled, end many cellars were
flooded by water which poured over tho
sidewalk
The Bone Hill. B. I., life saving station re
ports a barge anchored half a mile off
shore, at Ditch Plain, near Montauk Point,
unable to proceed in the storm.
PasBengers Walk Around Washout.
Trains on the Montclair branch of the
Delaware, Backawanna and Western rail
road were stalled by a washout in New
ark, where the tracks are Delng elevated,
and passengers were compelled to walk a
block around he washout to board another
train for New York.
The store room In the basement or Bei?e
vue Hospital was flooded and stores to the
value of $5,000 were ruined.
The downpour in the early morning wm

xml | txt