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No. 15,803. WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1903-TWENTY PAGES. TWO CENTS.
THE EVENIN8 STAR. PUBLISHED DAILY, EXCEPT SUNDAY. Satinets Offlet, 11th Stmt ted Panniylwiia Arecu. Tlia Evening Star Newspaper Coa:p?ny. B. H. KACfPMAKS, PreniJtnt. New York Office: Tribune Bsiiding. Chisago Office: Tribune Building. The Evening Sl&r Is sirred to subsrriboni in the city by carriers, on their own account. at 10 cvnts per we?'k. or 44 cents per month. Conies at tne counter 2 e*?nts ea? h Ily mail?anywhere in thf U. 8. or Canada postage prepaid?&0 cents p?*r month. Saturday Star 32 pasrea. $1 per year; with for eign postage added. $3.00. ?Knt??r??d at th-? I'ost Office at Washington, P. C., gift second ??*j'ks mall matter.) (?7 All mall suhs- riptions must be paid In advanco. Rate* of advertising made known ou application. 110 COMPANIES FAIL Maryland acd Union Trusts of Baltimore. BOTH BIG- CONCERNS FORMER EMBARRASSED BY LOANS TO RAILROADS. Receiver Appointed for Both Concerns and Their Doers Closed for the Present. H \I.TT MORE M<1.. Oc'ober 10.?The doars of the M iryland Trust Company were closed tli's morn'ng much to the surprise of the p. n- - .1 public, though in fir. incial circle.-' it was known for sevcr.il days that the > omp tr.y w.ts embarrassed ar.<l that its continuance in business would be de pendent on the outcome of efforts that were under way to bnrroH money in l.ondon to tide over pressiing difficulties. Last week the M iryt.ind company had almi.st com pleted arrangements for a loan of JJ.n; i> in London, but on Saturday afternoon, ac cording to the adm'ssfons of company of ficials he; e, the prospecLivo lender- abruptly withdrew from further negotiations. ll was this failure to realize available funds which precipitated the suspension of the institution this morning. There are many reports rife as to the causes winch brought about the failure, but accord!tig to a pr> iiminary st item-tit made by the company officials and by Receiver Allan M< ! .iii the suspension is s ilely due to ; loins adv.metd to the Ver.i Cruz and 1' ' itic railroad. It i- said that tnese loans aggregate an execs. = of S'.i.iiO> M Re eiver .Mci.ane is now engaged in the preparation of a detall> 1 statement setting forth all the material facts explanatory of The failure. This statement will be made public during the afternoon. Where the Road is Located. The Vera Cruz and Pacific railroad runs across the isthmus of Tehuantepec and es tablishes a new transcontinental route, con necting on one side with the Atlantic ocean and reaching the Pacific oil the other si le. On the Atlantic s.de the terminals are at Vera Cruz, and on the Pacific side at Salina Cruz. Alfred Bishop M; son of New York, as president of the company, dire ted its construction, and made several visits to I! .Itimore to confer with the officials of the trust company. The building of the road was slow work on account of tile difficulties found in the construction of railroads through a tropical country. One year was consumed in surveying and about three years in the work of c instruction, which was completed early this year. Tit< plans of the railroad company con template the employment of its line as a part of a transcontinental route from north Allant' ?-?? ?hoard ports. including New York. Philadelphia ai d Baltimore, to San Francisco. It also proposal to carry ship ments through from these ports to Japan sit '1 oti. -r eastern > aisitries. The railroad being about -'"I mill"; long, it was figured that shipmi its via this route could be car ried to San rrincisco jn about twelve days. Pres. i1'!jt Mason stated on one occasion that arrangements li.nl been made with steamship companies for the necessary water c iinectioris. He also announced that the Japanese government had guaranteed to establish a suhsidi/- 1 line of steamers from S ilhia Cruz t>> Japan. Steel bridges and steel rails for the con struction of the railroad were shipped from B iltimore. John S. Alexander of Philadelphia was associated With Alfred Bishop Mason as a promoter of this railroad. Hr.s No Effect Here. The announcement that the Ma: viand Trust Company, the second largest concern of the kind in Baltimore, had closed its doors was generally known here at an early hour i:i the business day. Naturally It furnished a topic of conversation among local financiers, although the financial con nection between this city and Baltimore is not a very close one. The effect of the failure here, therefore, has no practical phase of importance. As a rule comparatively small amounts of money are kept on deposit In Baltimore financial Institutions, and in this regard the news that came this morning lias been largely discounted. The methods of doing business here and in Baltimore are quite different. That Is speaking generally, for of course conserva tism in banking finds its exponents thure as well as In other cities. As has been pointeil out in this column, the financial Institutions of tfiis city are lemarkably free from iiidiistiial securities, which seem to be the weak feature of the stock market jest at present. Tla- . i,a- been no financ ing here of sp am railroads and other en terprises. and the c-jaseciuence is that the collateral held by the financial institutions of this distii' t give no cause for uneasi ness. At the same time the cash reserves have never t> en as large, so that the local financial condition is remarkably substan tial. UNION TRUST COMPANY CLOSES. Receiver Appointed and Gives a Mil lion-Dollar Bond. BALTIMORE, October 10.?The Inion Trust Company closed its doors at 1:15 p.m. Miles White. Jr.. has been appointed re ceiver of the company, and filed bond for Jl.OOO.i'OO. Miles White, jr.. who is one of the vice presidents of the Vnion Trust Company, ami who has been appointed receiver, states that the closing of the doors of the com pany was due to a run upon it by de positors in consequence of the announce ment of the failure of the Maryland Trust Company. It is stated that there are no buslie connections whatever between the two suspended companies. NEW YORK, October 1!?.?The I'nio.n Trust Com.i my of Baltimore, according to u recent st.it inent, had a paid-up capital of J1 inaooo, surplus of &50.Ut4) and undi vided profits of S151MKJO ? o ? WHITAKER WRIGHT CASE. London Grctnd Jury Asked to Find Trua Bill Against Him. ? 1.ON DON. October It)?The recorder. In charging the grand jury at the Old Bailey today, advised finding a true bill against AVhitt ! cr Wright, the company promoter, v ho v.. s extradited from New York July 2.1 to at - Wer charges growing out of the failure of the Lot don and Globe Finance Corpor th l. limited. Com; " liig on. the "noble directorate," Including the hue Marquis of Dufferin, etc , associated with V\ light, the recorder said he hoped the facts which had been dis closed. would serve as a "solemn warning to persons of high position against lending their names to eo.nmerclal enterpr s -s of which they had no practical knowledge an I lit which they became the prey of wicked men who by means of their names, vic timized the public." Terrible Accident on Wabash Bridge, Pittsburg. TRAVELER COLLAPSED FELL ON MEN WHO WEBE WOP.K ING BELOW. . | Four Other Men Are Badly Hurt r.nd Two Are Missing?Engineer Gave Warning, i PITTSBURG. Pa.. October 19.?Kiglit j men were killed, two are missing and four were badly hurt this morning by the col 1 ipse of a travele.* crane on the Pittsburg end of the new Wabash railroad bridge over the Monongahela river. At noon the American Bridge Company I gave out the following as tlie list of dead | and missing in Wabash accident: The dead: W. J. McCloud. George Wells. G. W. Keitlinger. William Kempton. C. l<. Fleming Fred S.illinger. Frank Dalby. J. Campbell. Missing: Kdward Morris. i James Simmons. Reports of the missing are conflicting, it : being stated that one or two men were still | unaccounted for. Two Unidentified Bodies. ! Two bodies are at the morgue unidenti fied. and one of them is thought to be that of William Kempton of New York. A card numbered HH31 was found in his pocket. It ' bore the name of Kempton as a member of Local No. United Housesmiths and Bridgemen's Association of New York. It is thought that Kempton's home wis in New York. Death was due to concussion of the brain. The injured: Adolph Vosburg of Duquesne: fractures below left elbow and of left femur. Frank Hoover. Allegheny; injured in | ternally: recovery doubtful. | Wm. Jay. aged twenty-six. of Beaver ? Falls; bruised; not dangerously hurt. A. M. Fowler, aged twenty-eight, of Pat | erson. N. J.; left foot crushed; amputation i may be necessary. i The bridge is of the cantilever pattern. being constructed by the American Bridge j Company for the Wabash railroad, and is i building from both sides of the river to ward the center by means of overhead travelers. The men had been at work on the Pitts i burg end but a short time this morning | when suddenly the traveler which pro ! jected beyond the finished part of the : bridge drop* ed and fell, landing on a sec i tion of the bridge which was being placed ! in position. So unexpected and sudden was the crash t! it few of the workmen on the wrecked section were warned in time to escape. Bridge Lands on Barge. The falling bridge landed on top of a barge load of steel anchored at the pier and several of the workmen there were carried down. John McTiglie. a cousin of the superin | tendent of police, who is a blacksmith j helper employed at the city machine shops, | happened to be on the Monongahela wharf, I watching the men at work, when the acci ; dent occurred. McTighe, in giving a de | scription of the accident, siid: "The men wore preparing to ram in one I of the pins on the bridge w hen the accident j took place. Before 1 ki,. w what had hap I per.ed 1 saw i !*? entire b p of the 'traveler' 1 col'apse, and the next minute the men were ! falling through the air. It was a terrible I *i^,'.it. The men turned over and over as ' they fell, and their bodies looked like so i many flies, tine of the men who fell from 1 the top of the structure alighted on his i head on tlie barge and rebounded several feet, falling into the water. His crushed body was taken out later. One man was at work some distance above the barge, having hold of one of the ropes which was used in hoisting. He managed to escape, and I saw h:ni about the place later." Eirst Accident on the Work. The accident is one of the worst of Its kind that has ever happened in this neigh borhood. It is the first of a serious nature to take place at the new bridge being con structed by the Wabash Railroad Company over the Monongahela. When the traveler snapped the hoisting engineer realized what had taken place, i He opened the whistle of his engine and I blew a loud warning. This continued until i the breaking sections of the bridge threw | his steam pipes out of gear. . His warning, however, had been heard by Foreman Will | jam Riddle and the seven men at work in the barges underneath the bridge. They scrambled to the planks and most of them got ashore. One of the men in his hasty flight fell from one of the gangways and had to swim ashore. Snag'ooat Rescues Bodies. Near the new bridge was the United States snagboat E. A. Woodruff, whose crew, with their skiffs, soon had recovered four bodies, most of them badly crushed. Another victim was rescued alive, but died of his injuries %efore he reached the shore. The towboat John I). Watson came across the river from the opposite bank and joined the work of rescue. It succeeded In taking two mangled bodies from the river. Skiffs from along the bank took two bodies from the ste< i-laden barge, while five men, more or less crushed, w< re taken to the shore. The portion of the structure which gave 1 way. allowing the men to fall into the [ river, over 2*1*) feet below, is known as a | "cantilever crane," one being placed at the i end of either span of the new bridge on the two side? of the river. The "travel?!'" does I noi form a part of the bridge structure j itni if. I ut enables the placing of additional j portions of the span. On the top of the crane is a level platform or floor, on which McCloud. Fleming r.nd Sallinger, three of the victims, were at wrok. A number of the other men employed as signalmen, hoisters or "rammers" wore employed on the work farther down. About eight men were at work in the barge underneath the spin, getting the girders ready for hoist ing. Bridgemen Offer Their Services. President C. P. Fitzgerald of Structural Iron Workers' Union, No. if, arrived at the wharf shortly befbre 10 o'clock. Fully -1<iO structural ironworkers from all portions of the city ieft their work and went to the scene of the disaster. President Fitzgerald xr.d the men for ? lim? were unable to do anytl ins, but the president called for vol t.nteei;- to assist in Aowerln** and removing the wreckage. Fifty structural iromvot it ers responded, and in a short time were at work on tiie wreckage. Mr. Carnegie Coming Heme. I.IVKRPOOL, October 11).?The Wh'te Star line* steamer Cedric, which Is to sail from this port October 21 for New York, will take among her passengers Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Carnegie. FIXING THE BOUNDARY. TWO GOOD-NATU] TO RENEW NEGOTIATIONS. Colombia Desires to Take Up Canal Question Again. Minister Beaupre, at Bogota, lias inform ed the State Department that the Colom bian government is still cons'dering the canal question, and says that the committee having the matter in charge has submitted a report upon the concession to the Panama Canal Company from 1!';m to 1!)10. The d.s patch is ambiguous and the department cannot say w hether the committee has rec ommended the invalidation of the conces sion and a return to the compaany of $1,000,00') which was paid for it, or the re port favors confirming the concession. The report s to be printed and discussed in the Colombian congress next week. The Colombian government having inti mated that it desired to renew negotiations for the construction of a canal, this govern ment will not act until it lias been deter mined that a reasonable time has been given the government at Bogota to formu late and present a proposition. The treaty negotiated by Secretary Hay and I>r. Her ran died September and i.o action which the Colombian government may tnke will restore it to Ife unless this government should consent to re-enact it. It is held that the i n.ted States sovernment cm tn terta n another proposition if so d sposed. The whole question, however, rests with the J'resident, and it Is for him to d.-eide when the time arrives to proceed under the Spooner lav/ to negotiate with Nicaragua and Costa Kica. THE INDIANAPOLIS ELECTION. It Will Not Have Any Effect on Next Year's Campaign. Col. Dan. M. Ransdell. sergeant-at-arms of the Senate, has returned to the city af ter participation in the recent municipal campaign in Indianapolis, which resulted in the overthrow of the existing city govern ment and the election of a democratic mayor. "It was a revolt of the reform element against the city administration," said Col. Ransdell to a Star reporter today, "and where the republican vote was strongest the revolution raged fiercest. For example, one ward, which in the last election gave Mayor Bookwalter, republican, about 1,0(10 plurality, this lime gave the democratic candidate between-SO and 100 plurality." "Did the result of the campaign leave any political scars?" he was asked. "None that will not heal between now and the national election. There was feeling, of course, but the men among whom it exist ed are not the kind of republicans to take It out on the next campaign. The revolt will have no effect on the prospects of Jesse Overstreet. our efficient representative in Congress, nor upon the legislative and senatorial situation. There is no possibility of it affecting the national ticket. "I prophesy that the county will give the state and national republican ticket 4,(XX) plurality in the next election." Stations of Vessels Changed. The United States coast survey steamer Matchless, Capt. Fowler, which has been employed In making surveys on the Severn, West and South rivers throughout the en tire summer, has concluded her work for the season and has returned to Baltimore, where she will "lie up" until the spring. The coast survey steamer Endeavor, now working on the Potomac river "Kettle Bot toms," will give up the work for the season about November 1, and will return to Bal timore. The Endeavor may be sent to the south Atlantic or gulf coast for the winter. The lighthouse tender Holly, which has been in service on Chesapeake bay and Its tributaries for several years, has" gone to North Carolina for extended duty on the sounds. Given a Unique Reception. A unique reception awaited Mr. Alexan der P. Shaw, one of the principal exam iners in the patent office, on his return to work today after a honeymoon spent in At lantic City. Mr. Shaw was married a few weeks ago, and Ills fellow clerks at the pat ent office believed it to be fitting that he should be given a reception when he re turned. They therefore obtained a quan tity ot flowers, ribbon and white tissue paper, and with this made various forms of decoration, the beauty of which was only excelled by its profusion. Mr. Shaw appre ciated the attentions of his associates, and some of them lunched on his bounty. ???? fr ? The Stringhain in Dry Dock. The United States torpedo boat destroyer Strinsham has gone into the dry dock at Baltimore to be fitted with two new man ganese propellers, one of which will re place the one that threw off a couple of blades during the recent tests of the String ham on Chesapeake bay. When the acci dent occurred the boat was going through the water ut i speed of fully thirtv knots a.- hour, and. it is stated, would have ex ceeded her contract requirements but for the accident. She will be ready for anotho* trial the latter pert of this week. *ED "KNOCKERS." SENATOR S BROTHEB DROPPED. Mr. Gorman's Services Were Found to Ee Not Satisfactory. P. Calhoun Gorman, a brother of Senator Gorman, was dropped from the pay lolls of the Treasury Department October X, be cause his services were "not satisfactory" to the department. Tills is the reason given by Assistant Secretary Amstrong, who has charge of customs work of the department. Mr. Gorman has been on the rolls as a spe cial agent in the customs department. He was at one time on the rolls of the Balti more custom house, where he was desig nated as a "special employe." His duiies were of a confidential character.. The dismiss tl of "Oal" Gorman took place before the Maryland conferences at the White House and before the criticism of the President by Senator Gorman. GOING TO GOANTANAMO. The Nashville Left x\ffairs Quiet on St. Andrew's Island. The Navy Department is informed that the gunboat Nashville left Colon yesterday for Guantanair.o. The Nashville has just completed an investigation of labor condi tions on St. Andrew's Island, off the coast of Bluefield. It was reported that American laborers on the plantations were being ill treated. Affairs were quiet on the island when the Nnshville left there, and it is understood that the troubles were settled. > Movements of Naval Vessels. The Dahlgren, Porpoise. Plunger and Shark have left Greenport for New Suffolk. The Shark recently punched a hole in the Dahlgren, and the latter vessel has Just been ^repaired. The Baltimore has left New York for Boston to assist in the speed trials of the battle ship Missouri and the cruiser Den ver. The Montgomery has arrived at Monte video, the Kagle at New York, the Hanni bal at Norfolk, the Wasp at Fort Tampa, the Deonidas at Norfolk and the Mohican at San Francisco. The Nanshan left Hankow yesterday for Shanghai. Personal Mention. Mr. William A. Morgan, a veteran news paper man of Cottonwood Falls, Chase county, Kans., was a caller on the first as sistant secretary of the interior this morn ing. Mr. Morgan is an old friend of Judge Ryan and is well known in Kansas. He established a newspaper at. Cottonwood Falls about thirty-live jf.ears ago and oper ated it up to a few months ago, when he retired from active business. He spent the summer in Europe, seeking rest and re creation, and called on Judge Ryan on his way home to Kansas. Major E. W. Halford, U. S. A., left today for Europe, on si* months' sick leave. Admiral J. J. Read, chairman of the lighthouse board, has also taken an apart ment at the Highlands. Capt. G. C. Reiter, recently ordered to this city as a member of the lighthouse board, has taken an apartment at the Highlands. Messrs. John W. Sehafer, William R. Mc Closky and John Ardeeser have left the city for a ten-day trip to New York and other northern cities. On Soldiers' Home Board. General Gillespie, chief of eftglneers, has been detailed to duly as a member of the board of governors of the Soldiers' Home in the District, vice Major General H. C. Cor bin. relieved, and assigned to the command of the Department of the Bast. ??? y ? To Join His Company. Firfet Lieut. Henry A. Hantaan, 5th In fantry, has been relieved from duty in the department of the California, and will pro ceed to join his company (G. 6th Infantry), at Plattsburg barracks. New York. The Maine's Run to Cjolebra. The battle ship Maine arrtVMl at Culebra yesterday. Capt. I^eutze, her commander, has cabled the Secretary of the Navy from San Juar that the Maine nfbdei the run from Currituck, off the Virginia coast, to Cape San Juan light in seventy-n'ne hours, an average speed of fifteen knots. He added that the speed for fifty consecutive hours was 10.7 knots. Models of Salt River Dam. Miss Nellie Weide, 502 East Capitol street, has completed two models of the proposed Salt River dam in Arizona, for the geologi cal survey. One of these models is now on exhibition In the office of the Secretary of the Interior. Cotton Mills Resume. FATA, RIVER, Mass,. October 10.-After three months of idleness operations were resumed at the Stafford cotton mills today. The company operates three mill* and em ployes nearly 1.UC0 hands. ALASKAN DECISION TO BE MADE PUBLIC IN LONDON TOMORROW. The Nctts is Not Pleasing to the Pres3 and Public in Canada. LONDON, October 1!>.?Tho. Alaska boundary commission will have one more meeting. It will be a public one and will be lield at noon tomorrow, at the foreign office. At that time and place the arbitra tion decision, which was verbally agreed upon Saturday, and exclusively cabled to the Associated Press, at the time, and which today has been confirmed, will be read. After a brief secret session this morning the Alaskan boundary commissioners drove to Buckingham P.ilace, where they were received by King Edward. Ambas sador Clioate accompanied the United States commissioners and introduced them to the king, who had previously been in formed of the terms of the agreement reached by the tribunal. Associated Press Complimented. The London Daily Telegraph, commenting editorially on the Associated Press' exclu sive announcement Saturday of the agree ment arrived at in the boundary arbitra tion, says: "In ordinary circumstances no more im portance would attach to such an an nouncement than would be accorded to the usual gossip current at the close of an inquiry of this sort, but the Associated Press has gained a well-earned reputation for the accuracy of its reports on interna tional questions which have their center in London. It is therefore very probable that this particular statement is substantially correct No official information is avail able. but there is confirmation of the report from other sources." The commission was in session during the afternoon and adjourned shortly after 4 o'clock to meet again tomorrow. Officials Are Gratified. State Department officials are naturally profoundly gratified that an agreement has been reached favorable to the Amer ican contention. As is pointed out by a high official the decision is "a complete justification of our claims, an evidence of the skill with which the American case has been presented and a tribute to the fairness and broad-mindedness of the British member of the commission, Lord Chief Justice Alverstone." The effect of the decision. It is stated here, is to leave the Alaskan boundary practically where it is now. The main point of the Canadian contention involved the outlet from the Klondike gold fields at the head of Lynn canal, including the parts of Skagway and Dyea, through which the Klondike business is transacted. These ports remain American territory. The decision is taken to concede the American claim to a strip of territory ten leagues in width from tidewater and ex tending from the head of Portland canal to the 141st meridian of west longitude. The Americans laid especial stiess upon their contention that this snip should be measured from the heads of estuaries or bays, while the Canadians argued that the measurement should be from the main water of the ocean. The control of the sites of Skagway and Dyea was involved in this controversy. Gov. Chamberlain's View. Governor George E. Chamberlain of Ore gon, who is on a visit east, arrived in Wash ington last night. The governor always has taken a great deal of interest in the Alaskan boundary question, and in discussing the conclusion reached by the arbitration com mission in London spoke as follows: "I have always felt that there was real ly nothing to arbitrate. In other words, America had everything to lose and nothing to gain by an arbitration. The consent to arbitrate "gave coloring to a right of Great Britain to make a claim wh.ch, in my op n ion, had no foundation in fact. 1 could not see how it would have been possible to de cide other than in accordance with the claim which was asserted by America, and which, until very recent years, had been lived up to and acted upon by persons of every nationality on the ground who were In a position to know t'ne respective meriis of the contending parties. It was a rep'.i tion of the old cry of '51.40 or light,' and I think the United States ought to h-vo taken the latter alternative rather than make any concession to any power with reference to Alaska or its possessions." SUFFRAGE IN ALABAMA. Consolidation of Giles and Rogers' Cases Moved. AVIlford H. Smith, attorney for Jackson TV. Giles and Dan Rogers in the suits of the former against the board of registrars of Montgomery county, Ala., and of the latter against the state of Alabama, today entered a motion In the United States Su preme Court to consolidate the cases and advance their hearing. Giles and Rpgers are both colored, and the cases Involve the question as to whether the suffrage provisions of the new consti tution of Alabama are repugnant to the Constitution of the United States. The Giles case Is a revival in another form of the case formerly decided against him by this court on account of the re fusal of the registrars to register him as a voter. The case of Rogers is a prosecution for murder, in which the defendant moved to quash the indictment and the panel of petit jurors on the ground that the quali fied members of his race had been excluded from the jury on occount of their race and color, and that the Jury panels were made up from the list of qualified electors, and that his race had been excluded from that list by reason of the suffrage provisions of the new constitution of Alabama, which by their, operation excluded practically all negroes from the electorate for no other reason than their race and color, while all white men possessing the same qualifica tion, except color, were admitted and quail fled. The board of registrars of Montgomery county resist the motion to consolidate be cause of the want of similarity of the two cases. FIRE AT GALVESTON, IND. Five Business Blocks Burned?Loss Es timated at $75,000. LOGANSPORT. Ind.. October 19.?Fire supposed to be of Incendiary trigln this morning destroyed five business blocks and the railroad station, besides damaging sev eral other buildings at Galveston, Ind. The loss Is estimated at $75,000. The telegraph operator at the station reported the fire and asked for help while the station was burn ing. He was driven away by the flames and the wires were burned, cutting off all com munication. The fire department here and at Kokomo loaded apparatus on relief trains and sent them to Galveston, which is a town of 1,000 people twelve miles from here. At 3 o'clock the fire was under control. Detailed at St. John's, Annapolis. Maj. William A. Thompson has, by di rection of the President, upon his own ap plication, been detailed as professor of mili tary science and tactics at St. John's Col lege, Annapolis, Md. MR. SOBB AT HIS DESK SURE OF CONVICTION OF CIN CINNATI CASES. No Succcssor to Auditor Castle Yet Se lected?Mr. Bristcw Finishing Up His Report. Assistant Attorney General Robb. who was in Cincinnati lust week, called theie by the trial of Former Assistant Attorney Daniel V. Miller of the Post Office Depart ment, was at his <*>sk this morning. Dur ing the forenoon he c ailed on Postmaster General Payne and reported to him official ly regarding the failure of the federal jury to agree upon a verdict. Gen. Robb is apparently not in the least worried about the ultimate outcome of the case against Miller. The jury stood, it is said, nine to three in favor of conviction on all of the five ballots that were taken It was announced be certain of the jurors, after their discharge, that two of the throe who voted against conviction would have cast their lot with the majority if the third would have voted that way. This jurOr proved, however, to be stubborn and a dis agreement followed. The Post Oifiee Department offic.als bet confident in the strength of their case against Miller. They also believe that tin disagreement of the jury will hive no ef fect whatever on the result of the trials other persons who have been nidicled a. the result of the scandals in the Post Offit e Department. An Auditor Not Selected. The question of a successor to Auditor Castle does not arpear to be any n^'ro;' solution than last week. If the I ies eiw has decided upon a man, the information has not been given out. It is understood that the President was inrl ned to tender the position to Mr. G I nor. who served as an inspector under Controller? Tracewell ot the Treasury Department, and who was re duced in salary and giVen another posit, on because he was offensive to certain Post K Vice Department officials while making an Investigation of affairs in that department several years ago. n-ini The report of Messrs. Conrad and B ma parte is sad to have praised Mi. G.Uma and to have recommended thru he be re stored to his old place, ihe Pi.esiaent. * is said, will see that he is restored to 1 is old place and with his former pay. Money Order Supply Contract. First Assistant Postmaster General Wynne and Assistant Attorney General Robb this afternoon took up the matter o awarding the contracts for money order supplies under tiie second advertis ng for bids. ? , ,,, Mr. Wynne hel?J up the awards, awaiting information in the report of fourth sistant Postmaster General Bi.SiOW as to Whether any of these bidders wore mem bers of a combine, the formation of whah is alleged to have b?en suggested m a let ter written to a New York firm by former Superintendent Metcalf of the money order system. . _ Mr. Bristol's Report. Fourth Assist:; nt Postmaster General Bristow is still engaged in the round up of his report on the scandals in the Post Office Department. There is reason to believe that the report will reach the President by to morrow. The only work remaining to be done is the addition of some comparatively unimportant details. Mr Bristow has been at work on the port nearly all the time for more than two months, during which time he has denied himself to almost every one. ile has oc cupied a room into which no one except his private secretaries and trusted members of the inspectors' force have been admitted. He has had access to all the testimony and ail the reports of inspectors and others, and it is understood that his report will con sist of pn analysis of these reports as well as a general review of the entire investiga tion of the department. The report will be presented to the Presi dent in printed form and will cover several hundred pages. It will not be given to t.ne public until it has been thoroughly suu tinized by the President. "?? *~ CliEHICAL CHANGES. Appointments and Promotions in the War Department. Changes in the classified service of the War Department have been announced as follows: Appointments under civil service rules: Record and pens'on office?Jack Aus mus of Oklahoma, clerk at $1,000. Office of the adjutant general?Fay F. Lewis of Virginia, Edmund L. Finch of the D strict of Columbia, and Frank F. Halbach of Pennsylvania, clerks at ?!**>? Office of the quartermaster general-Myron D. Baker of New York. William J. Dawes of Lousiana. Charles W. Perveil of Maryland and Wil liam G. Scott of North Carol na. clerks at JS40. Office of the surgeon general-V|K l-am C D iudt of Missouri, clerk at ?1.000, Nelson D Brecht of Maryland, messenger ;it #?XK). Office of the paymastei general George B. S -hmucker of Louisiana, clerk at $>40. Office of the chief signal o^er Nicholas J. Barron of Illinois, clerk_at ??.?. Bureau o finsular affa rs-James B. Mac Mil lan clerk at $84??. Office of the chief of staff?Edwin XV. Fullam of New Jersey. Thomas K. Brown of North Caro lina and Frederick Newton of Pennsylvan a, clerk" at *1.000; David D. Ha, rod of the District of Columbia and Be Roy Rogers ot Mew Jersey, messengers at Promotions?Ofli. e of the adjutant gen eral" John W. Hann of New clerk at $1,0W. to clerk at Office of the paymaster general. M.ss Alice iv W'iloughby of New York, from c.erK -t $W(>, to clerk at *!*)o. Oft'.ce of the chief of ordnance: Albert C. Bradford of Mao l^rd from clerk at ?&?0, to cierk at ..." . Bureau of insular affairs: Paul Randolph of the District of Columbia, from clerk at SI 40;} to clerk at jfl.CtO. Resignations?Office of the cjuartermas er general: James M. Priest of Kansas clerk 5t KMX) Office of the surgeon general. Ira Gordon of Ohio, clerk at $1^ 0ffice o the clilef of ordnance: John B. \\eiinei ci Pennsylvania, clerk at $1,400; George C Ha"e of Pennsylvania, stenographer und typewriter at $1,1300. THREAT TO USE DYNAMITE. Attempt to Levy Blackmail on the Great Northern Railway. HELENA. Mont.. October 10.?According to well authenticated reports the Northern Pacific Railway Company is not alone in its troubles with the dynamiters, though it has so far been the only sufferer. For sev eral days there have been a number of Great Northern secret service men In Hele na and vicinity and it has developed that their mission is to try to locate the person who has sent the company a letter levying blackmail. The letter was mailed at Cascade and it demanded the payment of $15,000. The railroad company was commanded to fly a signal if it acceded to the demand and was given until Tuesday evening, October 20, to comply. If it did not compij then the amount of the blackmail would be raised to $30,000 and flynamite. the letter said, would be used on the rails. T ?* O ? Steamship Arrivals. At New York?Cymric, from Liverpool. At Plymouth?Deutschland, from New l'ork. To build up trade, rcach the family. To reach the family, advertise in The Evening Star. It goes into 15,000 houses in the city where no other Washington daily paper is taken. AT THE WHITE HOUSE Trouble Over the Bouaparte Conrad Repoit. A TRACEWELL RtJMOB HIS DISMISSAL SUGGESTED FOR PASSING CERTAIN ACCOUNTS. Secretary Shaw and Postmaster Gen eral Payne Both Objcct to Such Ac tion and Defend the Controller. If President Roosevelt follows the leport of Charles J. Bonaparte and Holmes Con rad ho will lie compelled to seriously con sider the advisability of dismissing R. J. 1 racewell, controller of the treasury, be cause of all 'ged dereliction of duly iii pass ing postal accounts in 1M?1 that liave llg ured in the recent investigation of tho Post Office Department. former <'ashler rulloch of the Washington post office, wiio knew something of the accounts that were passed, charged Controller Tracewell six or seven months ago with passing accounts that might to have keen turned down. The opposing contentions of Mr. Tulloch and of Mr. Tracewell on this subject are pretty well known. By order of the President Messrs. Bona parte and Conrad, when they were em ployed as special counsel for the govern ment in the post office c ises. were assigned to Investigate the Tuiloch charges, it is the understanding that their report to the President severely criticised Controller Tracewell for passing accounts that he had originally held up. These accounts had previously been piss d by Auditor Castle, but Controller Tracewe'I held them up for investigation and put a nuniV'r of experts to work looking into them. .Cs a result of this examination a total of about sl.<> o of the accounts was disil'owed 1 Controller Tracewell and the others passed. At the same time Mr. Tracewell j^.ive a warning to post office officials that their accounts were not being kept as he would prefer, and that there must be some changes. Just how severe the Bonat.arte and ron rad report is. it appears not to be thovodgh iy known outside of official circUThe report, it is understood, has been passed around among a few cabinet officials, but has largely* been confined to Postmaster General Payne and .Secretary Shaw. They have danced over il with care. As a re sult of their oerus il it is said that both uro displeased with the tone of the report and feel that a mistake w :s made in ^oing out side of government circles in seeking men to handle phases of the post office situa tion. At the same time President Roose velt is confronted by the question of wheth er he shall st md literally by the report or whether he shall accept the views of some ol his cabinet officials, most of v."hum are familiar with the history of the post office investigation. Should he accept the view of cabinet members the President will not dis turb Controller Tracev.vII. Secretary Sbavr May Resign. Secretary Shaw and Postmaster General Payne are both understood to have looked carefully into Controller Tratewell's con nection with the accounts and are satisfied that Mr. Tracewell made an effort to do what was proper and. so far as lay in his view at the time, did do what was proper. A\ heftier he made a mistake in passing a few accounts, they do not say. bin Secre tary Shaw is understood to have told the President that his connection with Con troller Tracewell had given him every as surance of the complete honesty, judicial ability and litness of the occupant of *ho office of controller, and that he would stand by him. . Rumors have ?jone so far as to declare that Secretary Siriw solemnly assured tho 1 resident that if Controller Tr .cewill should be forced to resign lie would un hesitatingly do likewise, believing that Messrs. Bonaparte and Conrad were er roneous in their conclusions, and that tho President had just as much right to accept ti e opinions of his cabinet officers as lie did those of special employes. in case the matter should come to an issue the friends of Controller Tracewell are getting ready to make a light. IBs Irdi. na friends especi ally declare they will -land by him, and a; beginning to resent the verdic t of the special committee. Thus the situation stands, s eretary Shaw is tut west making ct.mpiign speeches, and will r.ot be back in \\ ishitigton unt l after tiie election. Controller Tracewell is say ing nothing, but keeps in touch with his frlendp, indignant that an attempt has been made to draw hi:n into tne post office scandals. From Indiana his friends are sending him word that they will uphold his official career in Washington. Mr. Trace well is a powerful man politically in Indi ana. He was forme !y a member of Con giess from Mr. Hemenway's district, and he and Mr. Hemenwa; are closr personal friends. Many of Mi-. Tracewell's friends have in the last few months tried to bring h:m forward as a republican candidate for governor of Indiana, and would Insist upon his being brought out should he be turned down here, it is said. Will Stand by Tracewell. An inside view of the President's thought on the matter, as lc r::ed today, is that after a careful consideration of all sides of the affair the President sees nothing to cause him to desire the removal of Mr. Tracewell. The President, it 13 said, !s will ing to accept Secretary Sinn's valuation of Mr. Tracewell end his verdict as to the offi cial Integrity of that official, and to look upon the Bonap-.rte-Conrad report as not possessing atiflicient condemnation to justi fy severe action in Mr. Trace-well's case. Whether there will be I iter developments cannot lie learned, but it is thought to bo nearly certain that the President will ac cept Secretary Shaw's estimate of Mr. Tracewell. It is denied on the 1-est of authority that the President and Secretary Shaw have had any differences on this question or that Sec retary Sh^w has threatened to resign If Mr. Tracewell is forced to surrender his place. The Case of Marshal Field. Senator Proctor of Vermont saw the President today. The President has con sented to give a hearing to the appeal of Frrfd. Field, who was summarily dismissed a few days ago from his position of mar shal of Vermont because three Chinamen, who were in his custody, escaped and have not been recaptured. Senator Dillingham is corning on here to join Senator Proctor in presenting the matter to the President and the Department of Justice, and to gether they will make every effort to h3ve Marshal Field proven Innocent of even carelessness and to have him restored to his position. Senator Proctor has urged the Pr->s:dent to place ex-Gov. Sayers of Texas on the interoiieanic cjnal commission, whenever one is appointed. Senate.- Proc;or and Gov. Sayers were friends when the litter was in Congress years ago. and S^ni tor Proc tor thinks no better s lection for the com mission could be made. The Illinois Political Situation. R. W. Patterson, editor of the Chicago Tribune, who is on his way to Kufope to jo!n his family, had an interview wilh the President th's morning. The President asked and obtained the views of Mr. Pat terson on the political outlook in Illinois. "Every republican in the ?tate la for the nomination and election of Prealdeat Room