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THE EVENINQ STAR.
PUBLISHED DAILY. EXCEPT SUNDAY. Attintia Offlct, 11th Stmt tad PenniylT&nia Arena#. The Evening SUr Newspaper Company. 8. H. KACFFMANN, Pretidnt Htw York Office : Tribune Building. Chicago Offlee : Tribune Building. Th# Erenlnfl Star Is nerved to subscribers in the city by carriers, on their own account, at 10 cent* per week, or 44 cents per month. Copies at tne counter. 2 c??nta each. By mall-anywhere in the U. 6. or Canada -postage prepaid -00 cents per month. Saturday Star 32 pages. $1 per year; with for *!gn postage added, $3 60. ?Kateivd at the Post Office at Washington, D. u., as aecond-clHSs insll mntter.) (7 All mall subscriptions must b? paid In advaaca. Bates of advertising made known on application. ?* ? Part L Paiges 11 = 112, No. 15,814. WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1903-THIRTY-SIX PAGES. TWO CENTS. WRECK OK "BIG FOUR" Disaster to Train Carrying Foot Ball Team. ELEVEN ARE KILLED SOME OF THE VICTIMS FOOT BALL PLAYERS. Team Was Scheduled to Participate in Athletic Game at Indianapolis This Afternoon. INDIANAPOLIS, October 31.?The Big if"our train carrying the members of the foot ball team of Perdue University from Lafayette was wrecked near Riverside Park today at the edge of this city. Several players are seriously and perhaps fatally hurt. The team was scheduled to play with the Indiana State University this afternoon In what was to have been the star game of the season In Indiana. Some of the killed and injured are mem bers of t lie team. The list of dead thus far Identified fol lows: K. J. Robertson. Indianapolis; Walter R. Rouch. Pittsburg; L. E. Rush. Pittsburg; R. J. Howell, Corpus Chrlsti, Tex.; Sam Squib, Lafayette; W. D. Hamilton, Huntington, Ind.; J. Hamilton, Lafayette. Ind.; Gabriel S Drollinger, beheaded; Joseph Coats, sub stitute player; W. B. Grube, Butler, Ind., substitute player; Walter Furr, Corpus Chrlsti. Tex., substitute player. Searching Wreck for Victims. The wreck Is still being searched for bod ies. The list of Injured will reach forty, twenty-four of whom are seriously hurt. The Injured thus far found are: John Mil ler. both legs broken; Joe Knapp. knee dis located; Dr. Bitting, seriously Injured; W. J. McManup, Davenport, Iowa, both legs broken: Clark Myers, Montlcello, Ind.; T. A. Bailey, Richmond, Ind.; H. O. Wright, Pendleton. Ind.; William Sprau, Sandusky, Ohio; Irving Long. Louisville; Charles Fansman, Cincinnati; Walter Taggart, Owen, Ind.; Fred Riebel, Indianapolis, Slightly Injured; W. H. Leslie, captain of team last year, seriously hurt; Capt. Os borne of the. team, seriously hurt. The accident was due to a cut of cars running down from the switch at the gravel pit at l.Sth street. The engineer of the students' special saw the cars approaching and jumped from his engine. The first coach was cut in two and the engine was thrown on Its side. The second car, which was occupied by the Per due band, was telescoped. DOWIE'S LAST MEETING. Only Members Hear His Address at New York Today. NEW YORK. October 31.?Only members of Dowie's "restoration host" were allowed Inside Madison Square Garden at the morn ing meeting today. Dowle. it was learned, spoke to his followers on "Watch, work and pray." His address consisted chiefly of exhorta tions to his people to do their best to get as many converts as possible for the baptism tomorrow. There were only about two hundred of the tiost present. A great many went away last night and yesterday and more will leave for Zion City today. CHICAGO, October 31.?A dispatch to the Chronicle from Essex. Iowa, says: John Murray Dowle, crushed by the attack made upon him by his son, John Alexander Dowle, says: "The statement that I am not the father of John Alexander Dowle is the greatest myth ever uttered by the mouth of man. It Is scandalous that my son should repudiate me after I have dpne so much for him. He Is my son and was born In lawful wedlock. No one can deny It. The records may be had at the great register offices. Princess street. Edinburgh. Scotland. I have always lived a quiet, peaceable Christian life and It breaks my heart to have this trouble come toward the end." , . Judge Dowie. who Is respected by the whole community, lives here In his l'ttle cottage. The resemblance between John Murray Dowie and John Alexander Dowie is so close that the father has often been taken for the son. The old man is growing feeble and the recent trouble has aged him greatly. FOLLOWER OF HAMILTON. Representative Boutell Thinks Little of the Individual in Politics. CHICAGO, October 31.?"Indifference to public affairs is our national disease; edu cation is the cure. This Is the age of an in dividualism which has nurtured the idea that governments were established solely for for the individual, but the individual owes them no allegiance. This sentiment, if per mitted to grow, will destroy the nation. This warning was given by Representative Henry Sherman Boutell of Illinois at last night's meeting in the celebration of Dr. Herbert F. Flsk's thirty years' service as principal of the Academy of Northwestern University, Evanston. Three hundred dele gates to the conference on secondary edu cation called to honor Dr. Flsk were pres ent. Ignorance of the principles of government, Mr. Boutell declared, was responsible for the failure of citizens to realize and per form their duty. "By what agency shall this ignorance be dispelled and replaced by an Intelligent perception of the honors, re wards and obligations of American citizen ship?" he asked. "1 say, unhesitatingly, the public schools." Fire at Johnstown, Pa. JOHNSTOWN. Pa., October 31. ? The opera house here was totally destroyed by tire today. Within an hour after the dis covery of the fire the building was totally destroyed. The Adams Express Company, Hammer's mtisic store and several other stores occupied the building. The total loss will be about $100,000 on the building and a larger sum on the contents. There was no insurance on the opera kouSe. The Aurora Borealis to Blame. NEW YORK, October 31.?A brilliant dis play of the aurora borealis early today interfered with telegraphic service In this vicinity. Both telegraph companies report wire trouble on account of the electrical display, and all cablegrams were accepted subject to heavy delay. This was the first display of the aurora In this city for ten years, and it lasted several hours. Steamship Arrivals. At Hamburg. Augusts Victoria from New York. At Queenstown, Umbria, from New York. At Plymouth. Grosser Kurfurst, from NaT New* York, Philadelphia, from South ampton. View of New Yorkers as to Election. LOW MAY WIN OUT CHANCES ABE ON SIDE OF THE TIGER. Devery's Vote Might, However, Defeat the Hopes of His Old Friends. Siwolnl Fron a Staff Correspondent. NEW YORK, October 31.?In a blaze of fireworks and oratory the great New York municipal campaign will come to a close tonight. Saturday practically marks the finish of the campaign In this city always, and Monday Is occupied in making the final arrangements for polling the vote. On the eve of the finish both sides are making ex travagant claims?claims which the manag ers of each party kuow may be upset by the action of the voters next Tuesday. With party lines gone completely to smash and with all of the usual political guiding marks adrift from their moorings the managers do not know how to figure on the outcome. In the immense total vote of New York and Brooklyn they talk about majorities of ten and fifteen thousand. When the vote is whittled down to such a fine point it is unsafe to say upon which side the majority may turn. There Is that Dcvery vote for example. Devery may poll anywhere from 2.000 to 10,000, and In a sharp finish the vote which he will sub tract from Tammany's total might of itself decide the election. Sort of Poetic Justice. It would Indeed be poetic Justice if Dev ery, who has been .the personification of one form of Tammanyism, should In this hour of peril for that organization, be the means of defeating Its object. Prior to an election there Is often observed an Intangi ble drift of surface sentiment one way or the other. People say "It Is in the air," without being able to exactly define It. Well, it seems to be "In the air" that Tam many is in the lead. One hears that on the street^ in the casual conversation at the elevated stations and the street cars. It is especially prevalent in the cafes and hotel lobbies. Conversations like this can be heard on all sides. "How Is It going?" asks [ the first citizen. "It looks like Tammany to me," says the second citizen. "But"? and then the second citizen proceeds to argue why Tammany should not win, and so it goes. The two elements of doubt which most keenly affect the situation are these: The knife play and treachery going on among both parties; second, the possession of an enormous campaign fund by Tammany and the fact that Tammany well knowns how to apply it. Practical Use of Money. A notable example of the practical use of money among the floating voters was fur nished last night. Over in Brooklyn, In the seventh assembly district, there Is an or ganization called the Independent Voters' Association. Three weeks ago the associ ation voted to support the fusion ticket. Last night a meeting was held for the purpose of having a final fusion rally. In the meantime, however, somebody had been seen, and the crowd all roared for McClel lan and threw ancient eggs at the fusion orators. The fusion managers are making the usual outcry about the threatened in vasion of colonizers. They know, however, that danger to them does not lie In the presence of floaters from an outside town, who run the risk of getting two years in Sing Sing If they attempt fraud on the ballot. The real danger is in the quiet use of Tammany methods among the voters who are registered and have a right to vote. The Wine, Liquor and Beer Dealers' Associ ation has sent out a circular letter to saloon keepers, which urges all members of the association to "bend his utmost energy to the election of George B. McClellan as mayor." The circular says: "Putting aside all collateral Issues that have been raised to becloud our minds, let us keep an eye on what is most vital to us, the preservation of our business and the protection of our Interests. Think of the slights, slurs and Insults heaped on us by Mayor Low last winter. Think of the de ceit practiced by Mayor Low to draw votes two years ago and his broken promises. Think of the Infamous crimes that Mayor Low imputed to us. Think of the out rageous excise bill which Mayor Low favor ed. But most of all think of the execrable plot of the Odell-Low combination tc tax us out of existence by new exactions aext winter. Tammanyites A ect Injured Innocence. In the last hours of the campaign the Tammany orators are appealing to their followers to resent the aspersions cast upon the democracy by the fusion spellbinders. The Tammanyites are putting on an air of injured innocence. At 23d street a big fusion banner Is stretched across the thor oughfare bearing the legend, "Vote for Low and turn the grafters out." At the next corner Is a Tammany banner which urges the reader to "Vote for McClellan and turn the slanderers out." Mr. McClellan still promises that If he Is elected he will appoint honest men to office. Mr. Low follows close upon his footsteps wherever he speaks and says that the only : possible way for Mr. McClellan to keep [ that promise is to do what the present ad ministration has done, appoint men with out regard to politics. Mr. Low insists ( that Mr McClellan cannot do that and be true to the policy of Tammany. N. O. M. LIEUT. KNUDSON'S CASE. Department Officials Considering Ex pediency of Another Court-Martial. The officials of the War Department are considering whether Lieut. Knud Knudson, 7th Infantry, shall be ordered before an other court-martial for trial on fresh charges received at the War Department since the first court submitted its findings and sentence. The sentence then was one of dismissal and imprisonment In the peni tentiary on account of alleged Irregulari ties in subsistence accounts while Knudson wus on duty In Alaska. Recently the de partment received additional Information alleging that Knudson was guilty of vari ous other offenses, including embezzlement of company funds. As the first court martial case has not been acted upon it ij still possible to try the officer on the additional charges, but In view of the se verity of the punishment already imposed It Is hardly likely there will be another trial. The Columbia to Go in Commission. Orders have been given to place the cruiser Columbia In commission at the New York navy yard for service with the Atlantic training squadron. The Columbia is one of the two triple-screw cruisers In the navy, but for many months past she has been performing the prosaic service of a receiving ship at New York. KISCHINEFF PETITION WITH 50,000 SIGNATURES HAND ED TO SECRETARY HAT. Letter of President Leo N. Levi Ex presses Gratitude of Jews for Presi dent's Sympathy and Action. The last chapter In the history of the agitation, for the present at least, result ing from the Kischtneft massacre was writ ten this morning when Simon Wolf of this city, representing the executive commit tee of the B'nai B'rith, calied by appoint ment at the State Department and present ed to Secretary Hay the petition which has been In circulation throughout the United States for several months past, directed to the czar and wh!ch the Russian govern ment declined to receive. The text of the petition itself has already been publshed, and attached to it, when presented today, were the signatures of 60,000 representative Americans of all creeds. The whole was handsomely bound together and inclosed In a magnificent ma hogany casket about two by three feet square. On the cover was a silver plate, bearing this inscription: "Petition to the Emperor of Russia by citizens of the United States of America in relation to the massacre of Jews at Kisch lneff, Bessarabia, 11XJ3. Deposited for transmission by the Independent Order of B'nal B'rlth." Immediately upon receiving the casket Secretary Hay caused It to be ftfrwarded to the "White House for the inspection of President Roosevelt. It was then returned to the State Department and placed in the custody of Andrew Allen, chief of the bu reau of rolls and library, and it will be permanently retained for the benefit of the historian. Mr. Levi's Letter. Mr. Wolf delivered the following letter, from Leo N. Levi of New York to Secretary Hay, with the petition: "Sir: On July 14, 1903, by direction of the President, the loose sheets of the so-called Klschineff petition were delivered to 1:1m, to l>e transmitted to St. Petersburg or placed among the archives of our own State Department, as subsequent develop ments might determine. At the same time the President Intrusted to the executive committee of the Independent Order of B'nai B'rlth the custody of the loose sheets, with permission to have them bound in a suitable volume. The committee has per formed this duty thus Imposed, and which It welcomed as an honorable privilege. The volume will be delivered to you. along with this communication, by Simon Wolf, a member of the committee. "For all time to come it will testify to the love of justice, humanity and liberty which moved the President to give It coun tenance and Its signers to father It. It stands as the verdict of the whole people condemning the denial of religious liberty, and upholding the President on asserting that condemnation. If it be without prece dent it is the more precious for becoming one. Civilization made a distinct and nota ble advance when a great nation of eighty millions of people, speaking not only through its official head, but also through Its most representative citizens In their in dividual capacities, served notice on the world that those who are made to suffer martyrdom for conscience's sake, wherever they may abide, have friends and sympa thizers In this country. Such an example will not be lost. The oppressor will here after pause before he strikes, and the vic tim will be saved from utter despair by the consciousness that the voice of humanity will be raised In his behalf. "In this view, the services rendered by the President, his advisors and the people gen erally, are not to be measured by the bene fits conferred upon the Jews alone This Is one of the oft-recurring cases In which the Jews, by their misfortunes, have led the world to a Just appreciat:on of the truth of which they are devoted missionaries. "In every part of the world where Jews are to be found there Is thanksgiving be cause the President and you and the entire American people have ehampioned the cause of the oppressed. Everywhere admira tion has been excited, and In this country the people are proud of .the courageous hu manity which has been displayed. "la the great gratitude, admiration and pride Wi..ch prevail, we earnestly partici pate; more earnestly perhaps than others because we so well know that the President from the beginning was governed solely by the desire to benefit the suffering Jews, and that every step taken had that object in view. "In delivering the petition Into your hands, we avail ourselves of the opportuni ty to make this record of our profoundly grateful appreciation. X ann sir," etc. Secretary Hay's Reply. Secretary Hay today repll&i to Mr. Levi as follows: "I have received at the hands of Simon Wolf your letter of the 5th of October. Ho has also delivered to me the bound copy o? the Klshineff petition. "It gives me pleasure to 'accept the charge of this important and significant document and to assign It a place In the archives of the Department of State. "Although this copy of, your petition did not reach the high destination for which it was Intended, its wordM have attained a world-wide publicity, and have found a lodgment in many thousands of minds. This petition will be always memorable, not only for what it contains, but also for the number and weight of the signatures attached to it, embracing some of the most eminent names of our generation of men renowned for intelligence, philanthropy and public spirit. In future, when the student* of history come to peruse tills document they will wonder how the petitioners, moved to profound lndignaiuon by intoler^ able wrongs perpetrated on the innoceni and helpless, could have expressed them selves In language so earnest and eloqueni and yet so dignified, so moderate and so decorous. It Is a valuable addition to pub lic literature, and it will be sacredly chet lshed among the treasures of this depa't ment." E.ETIBINO COLONELS. Resulting Promotions in Artillery Corps and the Infantry. The retirement of Col. James O'Hara. Artillery CorpB, tomorrow," upon his own application, after over torty years' service, will cause tiie following promotions in the artillery: * Lieut. Col. A. W. Vogdef to be colonel; Major R. H. Patterson be lieutenant colonel, and First Lie%t- C. H. Lanza to te captain. Col. John B. Rodman, 2Sth Infantry, re tired today, upon his ojrn application, after over forty years' servijjfe, aiid the following promotions will rcsulfe Lieut. Col. W. H. W. James, 25th Infantry, to be colonel, and Major H. K. Bailey, inspector general, to be lieutenant colonel. ' ?'? K Lieut. Marbury Johnson's Command. Lieut. Marbury Johnson, who for nine months has been naval attache of the United States legation jt/,.Caracas, has been relieved, that office being abandoned, and he has been assigned to the command of the second torpedo boat flQtiUa. He called at the State Department today and had a con ference with Assistant. Secretary Loomls, entering at some length Into a description of the splendid naturaF resources of Vene zuela and the feasibility ot developing these by American enterprise. ' v - 1 * Capt. French's Sentence Commuted.' The President today oomwted the sen tence of Capt. George E. French, 16th In fantry, from dismissal to reduction to the foot of the list of captains and to remain there for five years. Capt. French loses 332 numbers In rank by this action. He was charged with lntoxleatlon on duty at Sea Girt, N. J., end sentenced to dismissal by the court which tried him. On account of his creditable servlees heretofore the President mitigated ffce Sentence. Death of Fayqraster Bhodes. The Navy Department 1* Informed that Paymaster Stewart iRhpdes of the navy died in the Naval Hospital yesterday after an operation for appe^dMltls, performed on the 28th Instant Paymaster Rhodes "was a native of Ohio and entered the pay corps of the navy in January, 1000. He had been stationed at the naval station, Honolulu, since April, 1908. CHARGED WITH HAZING THREE MIDSHIPMEN UNDER AR REST AT ANNAPOLIS. They Have Violated One of the Oldest Traditions of the Academy. Special Dispatch to The Evening Star. ANNAPOLIS, Md., October 31.?Three midshipmen, all of whom are members of the first class, are under arrest and In con finement, with a charge of hazing to face. They are Earl W. Chaffee of Wisconsin, John H. Lofland of Iowa and Joseph D. Little of Ohio. It is regarded as partic ularly culpable in the first class man to be ffuilty of such an offense. All of these youths would have graduated In June, and both Little and Lofland are among the leaders of the class in studies. Chaffee also stands fairly well. The specification is said to be participa tion in the ordinary hazing, which is known as "running" at the institution, with no un usual or particularly brutal features. If the charge is true it sheds some light n the condition of affairs that has pre vailed since the opening of the present academic year. Although the second and third classes were under pledge to avoid all forms of molestation of under-clas3men, it was perfectly well known that the members \ of the fourth class were being subjected to ' the ordinary persecutions that had existed in former years, to some extent at least. It now appears likely that some of the mem bers of the first class must have been tho power that was behind the state of affairs. By tradition of the Naval Academy the first class should be above hazing, and the su perintendent naturally looks to them to aid him in the carrying out of regulations. For this reason hazing by a member of the first class Is a most grievous offense. There is an interesting report as to the means by which the present case was brought to the attention of the naval au thorities. In the first place an anonymous letter was written to the superintendent which purported to be from a fourth class n an; about the same time another unsigned letter was received by Admiral Dewey, who forwarded it through the regular naval channels. The writer, it is stated, said that f.he was the mother of an under-class n)an. and that there was "hell" going on at the institution. The communications contained enough detailed Information to make the foundation of the present charges after verification. It is believed that the present affair is the most serious of its kind for many years at the academy. INDIAN MOUND POUND. Workmen Discover Eighteen Skeletons Near Rockwood, Md. Special Dispatch to The Evening Star. CUMBERLAND, Md., October 31.?Work men yesterday unearthed eighteen Indian skeletons near Rockwood, on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, above here. A large number of tomahawks, bear claws and flint arrow heads, besides con siderable pottery, were found. Hundreds have been attracted to the place of the find. ? ? ? FOUND A BIG METEOR. P. W. Crosby of This City Makes a Great Find. OREGON CITY, Ore., October 31.?P. W. Crosby, who Is collecting specimens for the Smithsonian Institute at Washington, Is here from Lodl, Cal., to see the meteor reported a few days ago, and has pro nounced it not only a genuine meteor, but the largest that has ever been found In the United States and the largest ever discovered In the world. It weighs between ten and twenty tons. He says from ap pearances It may have been burled In the hill where it was found for many ceu turiM. Expenses Increase and Re ceipts Fall Off. TREASURY STATEMENT FIGURES FOB FOUR MONTHS OF PRESENT FISCAL YEAR. Decrease Was Largely in the Sugar and Steel Schedules, Due to Less Importation. The treasury statement at the close of the four months of the present fiscal year, which will be Issued late this afternoon, Is likely to occasion considerable comment. One year ago the surplus for the same months of the fiscal year was $13,500,000, to which $r>.000,000 of anticipated interest should properly be added, making a total of almost exactly one-third of that for the entire fiscal year, which finally stood at $54,000,000. There has been no similar an ticipation of interest during the four months of this fiscal year, ^ind there is practically no surplus, the expenses and the receipts for the four months running neck and neck. The total receipts for the fiscal year have been about $190,397,285 and the expenditures $189,811,607, leaving a surplus of about $585,0<X). In government finances this Is so small as to be hardly considered. Elimination of Surplus. The elimination of the surplus of last year is accounted for by the decrease In receipts and the increase in expenditures. The decrease In receipts is wholly in cus toms, and amounts to about $8,000,000 less than for the same period a year ago. The increase in expenditures falls in various departments, some being in the navy and a considerable amount being the appropria tion of ?5,000,000 in aid of the St. Louis exposition. An examination of the decrease In cus toms revenue disarms much of the appre hension that these figures might otherwise produce. September's falling off in customs receipts came largely in the sugar and the steel schedules, which was to have been expected. There is no reason to doubt that these items for October will be shown to contrast greatly with those for October of last year. The Iron and steel schedules on an average yield duties of 37 3-10 per cent There was a falling off between the last two Septembers of $2,000,000 in Impor tations, or nearly one-half. This would account for a decline in revenue of $750,000. Sugar averages to r.ay 87 5-10 per cent. In 100- this coun try imported $7,242,000 worth In Septem ber as against $4,846,000 in the same month of 1903. Sugar importations last year were normal. How much below nor mal they are now on account of the an ticipated passage of the Cuban reci procity treaty must be a matter of con jecture. Few Luxuries Imported. A more significant change in customs receipts between this year and last, be cause of its direction rather than its amount, is the falling off in the importa tion of articles of luxury. While the dif ference between the two Septembers in this regard Is trifling, it Is notable as the first time a decrease has been shown since the "boom" times began. Every previous comparison has shown a strik ing increase. Internal revenue receipts are slightly more this year than last. Miscellaneous receipts are large. The sales of public lands, the returns of which go to the ir rigation fund, have been phenomenal. These returns for the first third of the fiscal year will doubtless have an effect upon Congress, which is soon to assem ble, in strengthening the purposes of its leaders to Insist upon greater economy. Present expenditures are in many cases the result of contracts which have been entered Into. It is not always those im mediately in authority who are responsi ble for large current outlays. RECOIL OF TURRET GUNS. Report of Naval Experts on the Up setting Force of Discharges. A startling report has been made to the Navy Department by the experts who have been testing the government turret system, which will certainly prevent the further destruction of such turrets and will involve the Navy Department in a large expense to defray the costs of changes necessary to strengthen the battle ships of the Virginia class so that they may use their turrets with an ordinary degree of safety. The report shows that when the Kear sarge's four guns were fired simultaneous ly in one turret the upsetting force of the recoil was 2,300 tons, while If the Virginia class turrets were built according to de sign, the force tending to upset the turrets would be no less than 9,000 tons. While the changes recommended may make it possible to resist this tremendous force, It is further recommended that the four guns in the double turret shall not hereafter be discharged simultaneously. ASKS FOR A WARSHIP. 1 The State Department Had Anticipated Minister Powell's Request. United States Minister Powell has again cabled the State Department from San Domingo that the disturbance in the repub lic growing out of the revolution which set tles at Puerto Plata is increasing, and he suggests the advisability of having a ! L'rtited States warship there. The State De partment has anticipated his request and 1 caused the Navy Department to dispatch the cruiser Baltimore from Hampton Roads to San Domingo. It will be at least the middle of next week before the Baltimore can arrive, so the Navy Department is ar ranging to hurry the Dixie, now at Guan tanamo, across to San Domingo by way of Kingston. Jamaica, if an emergency should arrive before the Baltimore reaches port. Chief Luebkert Resigns. Otto Luebkert, assistant forester, and chief of the division of records of the bureau of forestry of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, has resigned to assume the resident managership of the American Audit Company of New York. Mr. Lueb kert has been connected with the forestry work of the department for thirteen years. Personal Mention. Dr. Edwin M. Hasbrouck has returned, having fully recovered from his long ill &CS8. Mr. Alexander Long of the bureau of engraving and printing left today for Phila delphia, Pa, To Buy Land at Guantanamo. Plans have been submitted by the general board of the navy for the naval dock yard and military base at Ouantanamo, Cuba. An additional $80,000 will be required for the purchase of land. AT THE WHITE HOUSE Gov. Dole Appointed District Judge in Hawaii. MR. CARTER PROMOTED HE IS MADE GOVERNOR OF THB TERRITORY. Case of Capt. French Under Consider** tion?A Visitor From India Calls on the President. The President today announced the ap pointment of Saaford B. Dole, present gov ernor of Hawaii, as I'nltcd States district judge of that territory to f.1 the vacancy caused by the dralh of Judge Morris M. Kstee. George R. Carter, secretary of the terri tory of Hawaii, lias been appointed gov ernor to succeed Dole. Roth nominations will be sent to the Senate upon the as sembling of Congress, and there is no ques tion of confirmation so far as can iiuw ba seen. The President was not long In reaching a determination as to the Hawaiian ap pointments. The history of Governor Dole in Hawaii is well known to the President. As president of the Hawaiian republlo after the overthrow of Queen I.iliuokalanl, Sanford B. Dole. and as governor of the territory after its annexation to this country. Governor Dole has been the foremost man among the Ha waiian people. He led the revolt against the native regime In the islands, and his executive ability has s.ifely steered the af fairs of Hawaii for years. As a lawyer Governor' Dole is said to be the peer of anv man in the islands. George Carter, who will succeed Governor Dole, is an able young man and a close personal friend of the President. He is at the head of a big financial Institution in the Islands and accepted the unimportant position of secretary of the territory to please the President, who knew him and had unlimited confidence in him. Mr. Car ter is a graduate of Harvard, and is now in this country for the purpose of dispos ing of over a million dollars of territorial bonds that were authorized by the territor ial government and approved by the Presi dent. The President has not been in com munication with Mr. Carter since the death of Judge Estee early this week, and his conclusions as to the appointments have been reached without consultation with anyone except Attorney General Knox and William Haywood, the Washington repre sentative of the Honolulu board of trade. There has not been inucii doubt of the appointments since the vacancy created by the death of Judge Estee. No man living understands Hawaii and her people and laws better than Governor Dole, and when his name was proposed it was a foregone conclusion, as indicated in The Star several days ago, that he would be appointed. It was likewise easy to surmise that his suc cessor would be Mr. Carter. Some of the political enemies of Governor Dole tried to make trouble for him a few years ago. Just after President Roosevelt came Into office, and the President Bent for Governor Dole. The President's im pression was so favorable that he an nounced his intention of continuing (ior^ George a. Carter. ernor Dole In his position without inter ruption. There has not been any attempt since to undermine Governor Dole. Tlie fev. political enemies he has will not be eble, even If they should try, to prevent the confirmation of his nomination, as the vast majority of the Hawaiian people will be pleased with the action of the President. The Case of an Army Officer. Assistant Secretary Oliver of the War Department spent some time this morning talking with the President about the case of Capt. George E. French of the MJth Infantry, who was tried by court-martial for unbecoming conduct at Sea Girt, N. J., during the shooting matches there, and sentenced to dismissal. Gen. Oliver had with him a large bundle of papers pertain ing to the case. Representative Champ Clark of Missouri paid his respects to the President. Mr. Clark was Invited to make a number of sreeches for Tammany in New York, bat as he had lecture engagements to prevent he did not go to New York. Former Representative Tucker of Vlr