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THE EVENING STAR.
PUBLISHED DAILY, EXCEPT SUHDAT. Btiineta Offlee, lltk Stmt m4 FtuiylTMi* A Th? Evening St&r Newspaper Company. 8. ?. lAPfTMAHH, Pnaitat Nrr T?rk 091m : Tribu* Bnildin*. OMeage Ofiee: Trikaae BalitUf. The Brpnloi Star U n>n?l to eubecrlbera In the city by rarrlcra, no tbelr own account, at 10 cent* P" or 44 cent# pr month. Coolee at tba counter. 2 cente each By mall?anywhere In tile U. 8. or Canada- poetage prepaid?00 centa per month. Saturday Star. SS pairee. II per year; wlUi tor elltn edd*d. $3 AO. (Kntervd at the Poet Office at Washington, D. 0., as eecondclaas mall matter.) 17 All mall ? nbacrlptlona moat be paid In edTenca. Hate? of ?deerUaing made knows on application. No. 15,840. WASHINGTON, D. C., TUESDAY, DSCI&tBER 1, 1903-TWENTY PAGES. TWO CENTS. It would take 35,000 circulars to rcach the homes The Star reaches. At one cent postage the mailing alone would cost $350. with twice as much more for printing, envelopes and ad dressing, or over $1,000 to say what The Star will print for S few dollars. Reached There by Steamer Early This Morning. SIGNATURE TOMORROW MORE UNITED STATES VESSELS ARRIVE AT COLON. Commander of Dixie on Sick Leave in New York?Confidential Agents Appointed. COLON, December 1.?The steamer City of Washington, from New York, having on board the canal treaty, arrived at Colon early today. Senor Esprlila, the minister for foreign affairs of the republic of Panama, arrlvrd here from Panama last n'ght, and th? treaty was turned over to him. He then boarded the trai^ for Panama, taking the treaty with him. May Not Be Signed Until Tomorrow. PANAMA, December 1.?It is considered probable here that the cinal treaty will not l?e signed until tomorrow. Kamon Vallarino has been appointed con fidential agent of the republic of Panama to Ecuador. Manuel Coroalles has been appointed con fidential agent of Panama to Cuba. U. S. Naval Vessels at Colon. COLON, December 1.?The United Slates cruiser Atlanta and the auxiliary cruiser Mayflower arrived here last nlrrht. The Tinted States cruiser Nashville reached this port early today. The I'nited States battle ship Maine and the auxiliary cruiser Dixie are also here. Commander of Dixie in New York. NEW YORK, December 1.?Among th ? passengers who arrived today on the steamer Allianca from Colon were Lieu tenant Commander William Braunes - secutlier of the U. S. S. Dixie, who is on sick leave. Passengers who were questioned said that quiet prevailed at Colon and that bus - ness had assumed its usual course. It was denied that the prisons were filled with political prisoners, but about l'.O per sons in all, it was said, were deported fo* Rears Message From Beaupre. Alfred Lobo. an American merchant, who is the bearer of messages from United States Minister Beaupre at Bogota to the State Department, also arrived on the Al llanca, having left the Colombian capital for Colon on November 5, Just about the time that the news of the revolution in Panama began to arrive at Bogota. Mr. Lobo said he had heard that there had been some excitement In Bogota after he left, but on his departure things were <iuiet. He did not see any excitement while . on his Journey to Colon. War Would Be Settled Easily. When asked whether, in his opinion, Co lombia would make war on the United States, he replied: "I do not think so. I do not think the Colombian government will go that far. It is true that Colombia has an army, but 1 think that about 1.000 of our marines could settle any trouble. When I left Bogota the feeling toward America and Americans was most friendly. "I do not think that the rejection of the treaty by Colombia was the result of money consideration, though, of course, they want the money. Were Afraid of United State3. "I think tliey were afraid of the United States, and for that reason did not want to give her jurisdiction over a part of their countrj I do not think that the other South American countries will take the part of Colombia." WANT GLOUCESTER AT ST. LOUIS. Exposition Authorities May Ask the Navy Department. Kpecial nispatch ro Th** Kvenlnur Star. ST. LOUIS. December 1.?It is understood hero that the exposition authorities will ask the War Department to have the U. S. S. Gloucester stationed at this port while the Louisiana purchase exposition is in pro gress next year. The Gloucester wds formerly J. Pierpont Morgan's yacht Corsair. At the breaking out of the Spanish-American war the Cor sair was purchased by the government and converted into a gun boat. Captain Waln wrlglit commanded the vessel during the Spanish-American war. The Gloucester, which carries ten guns and a secondary battery, is of steel. The vessel is at present in South American waters. The shallowness of the Mississippi liver at certain times of the year makes it impossible for the larger vessels of the navy to reach St. Louis. NEW TARIFF FOR MANILA. Gov. Taft Appoints Committee?A Hanging and Conviction. MANILA, P. I., December 1.?Governor Taft has Just appointed a mixed committee of otiicials connected with different depart ments of the government and business men of this city to consider and recommend a new list of tariff changes. Senor Rlos, the fanatic Filipino leader and so-called pope of the Tayabas, has been hanged. He was captured last May, con victed of murder and sentenced to death. Twei'ty-sevun of his followers were sen tenced at the same time to various terms of imprisonment. Lavedo Toledo, the ladrone leader who gave the n-llitary authorities considerable trouble by his operations In the province of Albay, has been convicted and sentenced to death. Toledo surrendered with thirty of his men and ten guns in October last. CHARGED WITH HERESY. P'of. Bowne of Boston Arraigned by Rev. George A Cooke. BOSTON. Mass., December 1.?Papers have been served upon Prof. Borden D. Bowne of Boston University, calling him to trial before the ecclesiastical court of the .Methodist Episcopal Church to an swer to the general charge of heresy. Rev. George A. Cooke, pastor of Trinity Methodist Church. West Medford, and a member of the New England conference, is the formal accuser of Prof. Bowne, and the specifications, five in number, are based upon the general allegation that the professor has disseminated "doctrines which are contrary to the articles of re ligion or established standards of doc th* *Utho<11*1 JEplscop*! j U DROWNED III CONGO A, C. Slaymaker of Alexan dria Among the Lost. MISSION RAFT SINKS ONE OF ONLY TWO SAVED ALSO AN ALEXANDRIAN. Boat Was on Way From Leopoldville and Luebo?Absence of Details. Special Dispatch to The Evening Star. RICHMOND. Va.. December 1.?Word has just reached here that-Lapsley, a mission ary boat, built here by the "W illiam R. Trigg Company, has capsized on the Congo river, central Africa. All the crew, twenty-three men, were drowned, together with A. C. Slaymaker of Alexandria. Va. The Rev. Molte Martin, also of Alexan dria. and the Rev. L. C. Voss were the only persons saved. Safely Shipped From Richmond. The telegram announcing the accident came from Dr. S. H. Chester of Nashville this afternoon. The Samuel N. Lapsley was shipped from this city to Africa about two years ago. A. C. Slavmaker went this fall to become .-nanager of missions. The Rev. Molte Martin, who was saved is a graduate of Union Theological Seminary of this city. The Rev. L. C. Vass has been engaged in the work several years. Was a Missionary Craft. Bj- Associated Press. NASHVILLE; Ttnn., December 1.?A cablegram received here today announces the death of A. C. Slaymaker, an Ameri can missionary, and the drowning of twenty-three of the native crew by the capsizing of a boat on the Congo river, in Central Africa. The boat was the Lapsley, and was the missionary craft of the Southern Presby ceiiun Church. Twenty-Four Drowned. On it were A. C. Slaymaker and Molte Martin, who left the United States on the .st of August, and weie en route as mis sionaries to the Held in the interior of the Congo Free State. The boat capsized between Leopoldville and Luebo, and Staymenter went down with twenty-three of the crew. Martin was saved. CHARGED WITH CONSPIRACY. Government Officials Imported Coolies, It is Alleged. MANILA, December 1.?C. E. Richardson of the firm of Richardson & Company of Amoy, of which W. D. Ballentine. an in spector of customs at this port, and John T. Miller, ex-insptc?or of immigration, charged with conspiracy to import Chinese coolies into the Philippine Islands disguised as merchants, were members, states as a wit ness and has produced letters from Ballen tine which say that Carl Johnson, vice con sul at Amoy, would sign any certificates the firm issued. Collector of Customs Shuster secured, at the time he unearthed the conspiracy in October last, a number ol papers, among them a contract signed by Miller and Bal lentine. Tills contract mentions Carl John son. vice, and at that time acting Ip.ited States consul at Amoy, his interpreter and secretary as beneficiaries. BANDIT VICTIM DIES. Neidermeyer Confesses to the Shooting of Driscoll. CHICAGO, December 1.?Detective Joseph Driscoll, who was shot in the fight in In diana with the three carbarn bandits, died at the Mercy Hospital today. The death of Driscoll will be charged to Peter Neidermeyer. In a confession to the police, Neidermeyer admitted that he shot Driscoll as the latter sprang upon the, rail road tracks near the dugout. PASTOR TO ASSIST MAYOR. Joliet Anti-Saloon Campaign Promises to Be Lively. CHICAGO. December 1.?A dispatch to the Tribune from Joliet. 111., says: The Rev. Wm. Boohler Walker of Christ Episcopal Church has been made a sort of assistant chief of police by Mayor Crolius to enable him to conduct his anti-saloon campaign here. The mayor has sent a letter to Mr. Walker asking him to act as the personal represen tative of the mayor in investigating the vio lations of law and offering to the pastor the use of the police department in arrest ing any saloonkeepers who might be found keeping open after hours or on Sundays hereafter. Mr. Walker l.as accepted the proposition. The saloonkeepers have concluded to or ganize and secure a general agreement to clc%e as long as the present hostile situa tion exists. ? ? ? ? WILL BE REARRESTED. Allen to Be Ex.tradited?for Post Office Robbery. LONDON. December 1.?Charles Allen, the American criminal, terminates sev eral years' imprisonment at Dartmouth December 5. As soon as he walks out of prison he will be rearrested on an extradition war rant charging him with a daring post office robbery at Springfield, 111., in 1893. Later in that year Allen and Killoran broke out of Ludlow street jail, New York, and escaped to England. It was only after Allen had been con victed here of robbing the Birkbeck bank that his identity was discovered. Allen is quite ignorant of the reception which nwaits him the moment he regains his freedom. ONE KILLED; ONE INJURED. Private Car on Reading Railway Runs Into Workmen. MAHANOY CITY, Pa., December 1.?A private car containing officials of the Philadelphia and Reading railway crash ed into a gang of workmen at Gllberton, : near here, today, Instantly killing John Zubricki and fatally injuring John Deyda i and MlchMl Barn* ' BRIBERY TO THE LIMIT Grand Rapids Astounded by Revelations, SALSBURY SCORES GIVES FURTHER INCRIMINATING TESTIMONY. Intended to Ee?p Quiet, but Yielded to Persuasion of His Wife to Divulge Story. GRAND RAPIDS. Mich.. December 1 ? With the entire city stirred as never before in its history by the revelations of ex-City Attorney Lant K. Salsbury, in his testi mony at the bribery hearing of State Sena tor Burns yesterday, the examination of another of the men arrested as the result of Salsbury's confession to the prosecutor. Alderman de Pagter, was begun in police court today. De Pagter is charged with having receiv ed a $350 bribe from Salsbury to support the Lake Michigan water deal in the coun cil. Gave de Pagter $350. Salsbury was the first witness. He testi fied that he gave de Pagter $350 at about the same time that he did the others he bribed, the currency feeing delivered In an envelope in Salsbury's office in the city hall. This was not done, Salsbury said, until after he had had several talks with de Pagter and had satisfied himself that he would stand by the deal. "I told him that he coulil have $1,000 ulti mately," said Salsbury, "and I explained how 1 wanted him to support our proposi tion. He agreed, and later we entered in to an agreement by which he was to re ceive from $3,000 to $5,000 in water bonds." Wanted Him to Stiffen Tip. Salsbury said that he made de Pagter a heavier ofjer than was at first contem plated because things had come to such a pass in the common council that in order to stand by the deal a man had to have a little more courage, and . he wanted de Pagter to stiffen up. Salsbury said on cross-examination that he never broached the subject of money until after he made sure that de Pagter was favorable to the water deal. "If you found that he was favorable to your plan why did you think it necessary to offer him money at all?" he was asked. Wanted to Be Sure of Him. "Because I wanted to be sure of him. I couldn't aHord to take chances," Salsbury replied. Salsbury was given a severe examina tion by Attorney Smedley, who tried to pin him down on details, in regard to some of wlilch Salsbury was in doubt. Prosecutor Ward asked Salsbury wheth er he had the Intention of telling the story while he was In Detroit In prison. "I intended never to tell It. I came home expecting to take my medicine. "After I had been home a few days I began to waver. Wife Begged Him to Tell. "During all the time in prison my wife had l?een begging me to tell the whole story. After a few days at home I talk ed with Judge Grove, my attorney, ami then went down to your office and told the whole thing." "Have you been lead to expect that you will be treated leniently?" asked Attornoy Smedley. "I have not. but I hope to be." "Do you expect by making these state ments that you will get into the good graces of the people of Grand Rapids?" "I suppose it will put me Into the bad giaces of a lot of them." "Honest John" to Get $6,000. De Pagter's case was then adjourned un til next Monday to give him time to pro pare his defense. Ex-Aldermai? Muir's examination was then begun. Salsbury swore that It was at first understood that Muir, who was known as "Honest John," was to receive $1,000 In cash and later it was agreed he was to have $.">.000 in bonds. PRINCESS ALICE'S DIVORCE. Says Husband's Charges Are for Re venge Over Debts. BERLIN. December 1. ? The divorce proceedings of Princess Alice of Schoen berg-Waldenburg against her husband, Prince Frederick, began at Dresden yes terday. The princess returned from Sort, near Genoa, in an aggressive state of mind. She openly declared the prince was re sponsible for the shameful charges m<ide against her and said her husband was seeking revenge because she refused to continue paying his debts. The princess also begins to threaten pro ceedings for calumny, claiming that the newspaper stories of her alleged elope ment with a coachman are traceable dl rcctly to Prince Frederick. DEMAND NEW PAY RATING. Business at Richmond Hampered by Messengers' Strike. Special Dltpatrh to The Evening Star. RICHMOND, Vs., December 1.?Western Union messenger boys here struck this morning on account of a new rating in their pay. Heretofore they have gotten '1 cents for delivering a message and 2',a cents for calls. The company today notified them that the pay would be 1% cents straight. In addition the boys have been receiving 25 cents for messages outside the city limits, !>nd now they will be required to turn that into the office and at the end of the month will get 10 cents. Business is considerably hampered. FARRAGUT'S OLD FLAG SHIP. Hartford and Essex Start on Extended Cruise. Special Diapateh to The Evening J>tar. NORFOLK, Va., December 1.?The train ing ships Essex and Hartford, the latter Admiral Farra'gut's old flagship at battle of Mobile bay, passed out Virginia Capes today for extended cruises with western landsmen aboard. Gates' Overdue Yacht All Right. HOUSTON, Tex.. December 1.?John W. Gates' private yacht Roxana, which left New Orleans Tuesday, November 21. for Port Arthur, Tex., and reported as long overdue, has reached her destination In safety. The yacht was not built for rough seas, and was frequently forced to seek refuge in small harbors along the coast. The journey was otherwise without inci dent. TO SEEK MIRE FRAUD / Kesolution Introduced Au thorizing an Investigation. ACTION IN SENATE PRESIDENT'S ATTHWDE TOWARD CONGRESSIONAL INQUIRY. Believes It Would Be Disastrous to Criminal Prosecution to Disclose the Government's Hand. Senator Penrose, chairman of the com mittee 011 post offices and post roads, to day introduced a resolution authorizing that committee to request the Postmaster Gen eral to send to the committee all the papers connected with the recent investigation of the Post Office Department, and, if necessary, the committee is to make further investigation and to report to the Senate. The resolution, without action, was re ferred to the committee'on contingent ex penses of the Senate. The reference was necessary under the rules of the Senate. The Resolution. Following is the text of the resolution: "That tlie committee tin post offices and pest roads, In view of the charges of cor ruption, extravagance and violations of law in the administration of Jhe affairs of the Post Office Department, 1b lifereby author ized and instructed to request the Post master General to send to the committee all papers connected with the recent in vestigation of his department, and. If necessary, to make further inquiry into the administration of the said department and to make report thereon to Congress upon completion of said Investigation. "Said committee shall have power to send for persons, books and papers, examine w it nesses under oath, employ a stenogruphei and sit by subcommittee or otherwise dur I ing* the sessions of the Senate or duringr the | periods of :ts adjournment at such times and places as the committee may deter mine, and the actual and necessary ex penses of said investigation shall be paid out of the contingent f?id of the Senate upon vouchers approved by the chairman of the committee." ' There can be no report of the resolution i before Friday, to which day the Senate adjourned, and it is not likely that any a.-tive work of carrying or. the investiga | tion will be begun until after the meeting of the regular session of Corflgress. The President's AtQtude. To those who have talked with the President on the .nubjAt 'lie lias Indicated that a congressional investigation of the post office scandals would be disastrous to the prosecution of eases now pending in the courts and ha*. exjr^Hsed the hope that an investigation Would be delayed until the government -had opportunity to make use of the information and wit nesses it has spent so-jnueh time and trouble in obtaining. Attorney General Knox and Special Attorneys Conrad and Bonaparte conferred a number of weeks ago regarding the dangers of an early congressional Investigation, and they have urged the postponement of a public sifting of the facts, pointing out that it would reveal the hand of the govern ment. _ . It Is considered probable that the re publican leaders of the House will be able to stave off an investigation for some time. How long they will prevent action in this direction they have not de cided, but a majority of the prominent republicans of the House have decided that an investigation now would be In jurious to government interests. CLERICAL CHANGES. Appointments and Proniotions in the Treasury. The following changes in the classified service of the Treasury Department are an nounced: Appointments on certification by the civil service commission: William O. Harmon, Texas, $0110, office of auditor for the Post Office Department; John H. Jliller, Nebras ka, $<>?, treasurer's office; Frederic G. Wheeler, Minnesota, $i)00, office of auditor for Treasury Department. Reinstatements: Russell Howard, Penn sylvania, $1,400, office auditor for the War Department: R. F. Able, South Carolina, $D00, office of auditor for Post Office Depart ment; Miss Emma J. Rawllngs, Missouri, S000, office of auditor for War Department. Appointment^ by transfer from other de partments: Miss Delia Botsford, Connecti cut, $000, office of auditor for the War De partment by transfer from the Department of Commerce and l*abor; Miss Delia M. Peachy, District of Columbia, $W00, office of auditor for Navy Department by transfer from the Interior Dpartment; John S. Se van, Arkansas, $720, Secretary's office, by transfer from the Smithsonian Institution; Andrew Lindberg, Minnesota, $720, Secreta ry's office by transfer from the Smithsonian Institution; William H. Scholz, Wisconsin, $1,2"JO, office of the auditor for War Depart ment, by transfer from War Department. Promotions: Office of the Secretary?Miss Kate R. Pike, New York, $1,200 to $1,400; Otis D. Swett, llHnois, $1,000 to $1,200. Of fice of auditor for War Department?Jo seph A. Straight. Oregon, $1,200 to $1,400; Miss Augusta F. Mead, New York, $1,000 to $1,200; Miss Jennie E. Burns, New Jersey, $000 to $1,000; James C. Ketcham, New York, $001) to $90U; Miss A. M. Baden, Dis trict of Columbia, $"J00 to, $1,000; James D. Rowen, Iowa, $1,G00 to $U^K?; Walter Hil ton, Ohio, $1,400 to $1,000; Alex. H. Holt, Illinois, $1,200 to $1,400; Miss J4ae T. Hudd, Wisconsin, $1,000 to fl,20U. Office of the nuditor for Treasury Department? Adolpli J. Helmbeek, Illinois, $000 to $1,000; Wm. A. Greer, Minnesota, $900 to $1,000; Miss Bessie L. Essiek, New York, $900 to $1,000. Office of auditor for Nevy Department Austin H. Brown, West Virginia, $1,400 to $l,(10O; Miss Alice L,. Gardiner, Maryland, $1,200 to $1,44X?; John C. Mjiore, New Hamp shire, $1,(>)0 to $1,200; F. \fc, Alexander, New York. $1)00 to $1,000. Office of auditor for P#?t Office Depart ment: Lawrence C. Fountain, Florida, $U00 to $1,000; H. F. Farmfr, North Carolina, $1,200 to $1,400; NesinlibrJ?. Nelson, Minne sota, $1,000 to $1,200; jetm J. Duffy, Mary land, $!XXJ to $1,000; Ellsworth Hlbbs, Ohio, $1,200 to $1,400; Miss IS. E- Mattox. Ohio, $1,000 to $1,200; Fred L. Van Auken, Vir ginia, $1.0U0 to $1,209; Thomtts S. Mallon, Ohio, $000 to $l,00yj MBsa Clara G. Smith, District of Columbia, fwfc to $1,000; Max B. Baldenberg, California, $720 to $000; Miss Mary J. Snowdtui, New Jersey, $720 to $1X10; Miss Ida C. Green, Pennsylvania, $0(30 to $720; Miss Mary J. Majfr, District of Co lumbia, $800 to $721). Movements of Ntfral Vessels. The cruiser Chicago fcjrrived at Boston yesterday in tow of thliu^val tugs Pow hatan and Potomac and/ wljl be overhauled for prospective service as flagship of the Pacific station. < " - : The Yankee, CHfeeland and Nezlnscott have arrived at feoetoh. the Osceola at Goantanamo and &1 Caao at Shlakwan. The Monterey and Callao left Hong Kong yesterday for Canton, the Peoria, Adder and Moccasin left Newport yesterday for Annapolis, and the Wilmington has left Shanghai for Nlncpo. ARE WE GOING TO FOR 'REYES TO DECIDE WHETHER HE WILL BE RECEIVED BY THIS GOVERNMENT. Colombian Delegates Here Conferring as to Their Program?Dr. Herran Calls on Secretary Hay. That there is no breech in American-Co lomblan relations Is shown by the tact that Dr. Herran. the Colombian charge d'af faires, called at the State Department this morning for the purpose, as he said, of In forming Secretary Hay of General Rafael Reyes' arrival here, of the object of his mission and to pay a friendly call upon the Secretary. Dr. Herran was accorded the unusual courtesy of being received in the Secretary's pijvate office, instead of in the regular diplomatic room, where tiie mem bers of the diplomatic corpj are usually re ceived. Dr. Herran paid a long visit, and at its close he said there was no announcement to make, and that no dale for the reception of General Reyes had been arranged. It can be stated, however, that lie was advised of the exact attitude which the Washington government will assume toward the special envoy. If General Reyes is willing to meet the State Department officials on the ground flxod by them, and for the purpose which they have named?the arrangement of peace terms between Colombia and the new republic of Panama?he will be cordial ly received at the State Department. Other wise nis visit to the department, it is said, will be fruitless and his mission to Wash ington a failure. "The United States stands ready to ex tend its good offices to effect a settlement between Colombia and Panama, but with this exception it is not interested nor can it consider any other proposal from Colombia regarding the isthmus," said a high official cf the administratfon today. General Rey'es has been advised of the position of the government by Dr. Herran, and it remains for him to say what will be his course here in view of that development. Trying to Agree on Program. The delay in the progress of General Reyes' mission is due to the fact that the various Colombians In the city are making a desperate effort to agree on some pro gram. Dr. Herran, the Colombian charge, as the only Colombian official with whom the State Department will deal directly Is naturally the prime mover in the effort to get his countrymen together, but thus far he has been unsuccessful. General Reyes himself has a number of proiiositions, and the commission from Bolivar has as many more. The Colombians will have another conference today, and In the light of the Information -which Dr. Herran obtained at the State Department this morning it is hoped by them ihat they may be able to agree on a plan of action. Bitter Feeling Against Americans. A dispatch received In Washington from Bogota, dated yesterday, says that the feel ing in Colombia is still very bitter against the Americans on account of the recognition of the republic of Panama, but states that that has not resfilted In any demonstration against any citizen of the United States In that country. Dr. Reyes, the Colombian peace Commissioner, continued his confer ence today with Dr. Herran. the Colombian charge, regarding events antedating and succeeding the revolution at Panama. Dr. Reyes still declines to discuss his plans pub licly. It is said, however, that nothing defi nite has yet been determined upon. GOING TO HONOLULU. Admiral Evans Cables That He Will Sail Today. Secretary Moody has received a cable iressage from Rear Admiral Evans, com manding the Asiatic station, saying that he will sail from Yokoliama today with the battle sh'.ps Kentucky Oils flagship), Wis consin (flagship of Rear Admiral Cooper) and Oregon, ar.d the cruisers Albany and Cincinnati, in accordance with the depart ment's instructions to go to Honolulu on a practice cruise. The cruisers New Orleans and Raleigh are not quite ready to go. Ad miral Evans said, but will follow the other ships in a few days. MAJ. KILBOURNE DEAD. End of a Long Career in the Army. Acting Adjutant General Hill Is Informed that Major Charles E. Kilbourne of the pay department died from cancer of the stomach on a train between St. Paul and Chicago yesterday morning.* Major Kil bourne was J?orn in Ohio and graduated from the Military Academy in MOO. After twenty-four years' service in the artillery arm and two years' service in the signal corps he was appointed major and pay master in November, UM> PLAY TOGETHER? TERRORIZE CITIZENS DABING HOLD-UP BY OUTLAWS AT EMAUS, PA. Becognized as Safe Bobbers ? Secure Booty and Escape an Or ganized Posse. ALLENTOWN, Pa.. December 1.?The town of Emaus, near here, was last night visited by a gang of live outlaws, who ter rorized the residents, committed numerous depredations and finally escaped to the Le high mountains. Believed to Be Safe Bobbers. The men are believed to he the same who last week robbed the post office and crack ed three safes at Emaus and who on Sun day night entered and robbed the Pennsyl vania railroad station at Phoenixville. Last nignt the highwaymen entered Emaus shouting and discharging revolvers. They first went to Kremser's barber shop, and after being shaved left without paying. Help Themselves and Vamoase. They visited several saloons and ordered drinks for which they refused to pay. Sam uel Rehm and a woman and a little girl were held up. Rehm was robbed of his money and the woman's purse was taken. A pesse of citizens was finally organized, but the outlaws evaded capture. CANAL BESOLUTIONS. Senator Morgan Wants to See Plan of Government. Senator Morgan today introduced two resolutions, both of which went over under the rules until the next day of meeting of the Senate, which will open an extended discussion of the isthmian canal question. They Involve the relative desirability of the Panama and Nicara guan routes and also look to an investi gation of charges that have been circu lated' to the effect that transcontinental railway Influence was used at Bogota to defeat the Isthmian canal treaty when it was before the Colombian congress. The first resolution recites that where as $15,000 of the fund given the canal commission remains unexpended, and whereas a plan of government and ad ministration for the isthmian canal has been proposed by that commission, that the committee on interoceanic canals be instructed to examine Into these matters of expenditure and plan of government as reported to the Senate in an official document, and also to receive such other evidence as may be brought before It, in order to report: First, whether the plan of government and administration of an Isthmian canal, as outlined by the commission, is wise, eco nomical and worthy of adoption, and in what respect, if any, it should be amended. The committee by this resolution is in structed to report a plan for the considera tion of the Senate as will In their opinion be wise, safe and economical. Second, the committee is Instructed to In quire and report whether it is necessary, in order to establish the axial line of location for the isthmian canal, either on the Pan ama route or the Nicaragua route, to make a further survey of either of these routes with the approximate cost of such survey, including the use of any maps or surveys heretofore made by the Panama Canal Company. The committee Is instructed to ascertain whether any expenditures have been made by the Isthmian canal commission since No vember 10, lSXtl. Another resolution by Senator Morgan provides that, in view of the reports that have been circulated to the effect that the transcontinental railroad companies have used their Influence to prevent the ratifica tion of the Hay-Herran treaty by thi Co lombian congress, the committee on Pacific railroads be authorized to inquire with due diligence Into the facts and to make a re port to the Senate. NEW SBITISH AMBASSADOR. Sir Henry Mortimer Durand Calls on Secretary Hay. Sir Henry Mortimer Durand, the new British ambassador, called at the State De partment this morning and paid his re spects to Secretary Hay. It was arranged at the meeting that he shall be formally received by the President at the White House in his official capacity tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. He will be the junior ambassador at this capital, his sen ior* in the order of precedence being the Russian ambassador, the Mexican ambas sador, the Italian ambassador, the Austro Hungarian ambassador, tlie French ambas sador and the German ambassador. Sir Julian Pauncefote, former British ambas sador, was dean of the corps at the time of his death and held that distinction for many years. Ambassador Durand arrived in Washing ton from New York yesterday afternoon at 4:90 o'clock, and was met at the station by the entire embassy staff, who escorted him to tlift embassy on Connecticut avaau* Treaty With Cuba Regarding Isle of Pines Discussed. PENROSE NAMES QUAY INDIANA PEOPLE WANT AP POINTMENT FOB CAPT. McCLAIN. Secretaryship of Hawaii Offered to A L. C. Atkinson?"Uncle Jerry'' Ab sent From His Old Haunts. Senator Penrose, on leaving the WMtt House this morning, said lie had talked with the President ahout the treaty with Cuba giving that country the Isle of Pines. He has for a number of years been opposed to such action, and thinks that under the treaty of this country with Spain the title to the Island is in the United States and ought not to be changed to Cuba. The new treaty is pending In the Senate, and a num ber of Americans who have property inter ests in the Isle of Pines have come here to use their influence against ratification. Among these are Messrs. Keenan of Pltts burg and Hill of New York. After the treaty with Spain many Ameri cans invested heavily In the Isle of Pine*, spending millions of dollars there, in the expectation that the United States would retain full possession and ownership. They have made a steady fight from the begin ning to have their views of the ownership adopted, but Secretary Hay has at no time agreed with them, and not long ago re jected their claims by virtually turning the island over to Cuba. The property owners claim tlnat the Cubans have discriminated against them and have taxed their prop erty at such exorbitant iigures as to make it almost impossible to hold property there. Senator Penrose is opposed to the ratifi cation of the treaty, and will tight it vig orously in the Senate, but it is believed that it will be ratitied. Failing to defeat the treaty, lie will endeavor to obtain some amendments tending to protect the inter ests of Americans. One of these will pro vide for a port of entry on the island. Ha vana is now the port of entry, and the claim is made that goods for Americans en tering at that port are in many ways dis criminated against. A number of other amendments will lie asked. A suit is pend ing in the United States circuit court in New York that is expected to judicially de termine the ownersiiip of the island, and Senator Penrose thinks that the treaty should not be acted upon by the Senate until this case has been settled. Says Quay May Return. Senator Penrose reiterated the statement recently made that Senator <Juay would be elected by the republicans of Pennsylvania to succeed himself. "That statement stand*," said Senator Penrose, but he did not think it necessary to amplify or explain his reasons for till* prediction beyond the /act tliat the repub licans of the state would not lie content to permit so satisfactory a representative as Senator Quay to leave the Senate. While Senator Penrose is arranging to have Senator Quay returned to succeed himself the latter has declared that he stands by his announcement of a year ago that he will not come back to the Senate when his term has expired on March 4. Ift05. He refers all int|iiiring citizens to Senator Penrose, while the latter standA upon his declaration. This peculiar state of affairs would lead to the supposition that Senator Quay will not be a candidate to succeed himself or se?k an election, but that Senator Penrose and the Pennsylvania machine will do the work for him and elect him without his consent. In suc!? a case the honor could hardly be re fused and t he senator could not l?e successfully accused of deliberately changing his mind. He is probably the most habitus! office ; holder in the Senate, having first taken ; public office forty-seven years ago. and when his term in the Senate Is complete his record will be close to fifty years. He was elected prothonotary of Beaver county in 1850, and has been almost steadily In office since that time. When he announced that he would not be a candidate to succeed himself it was generally believed that he had grown tired of the work and sincerely wished to retire. Alabama Marshal Resigns. I'rank Simmons, United States marshal of the southern district of Alabama, sent his resignation to the President a few days ago anu it was promptly accepted. Judge Toulmln of the United States district court appointed Simmons to serve until some regular appointment is made by the Presi dent, and Simmons continue* to perform the duties under an order of the court. Sinnr.ons' term would have ex.oired Janu ary 17, and aa he had iiad differences with the republican referee In Alabama, It is stated that the aances of being reap pointed were not good. The nomination of A. J*. C. Atkinson as secretary of the tfrritory of Hawaii was sent to the Senate today. Mr. Atkinson la from Hawaii, and his appointment was reccmmended by Go\ernor Carter, who suc ceeded Governor Dole. Mr. Atkinson is a lawyer of Honolulu and has been treasurer of the republican cen tral committee of Hawaii. Representative Overstreet of Indiana talk ed with the President this morning, renew ing the urgent request of the Indiana repub licans that Capt. Hoyt M. McCIjIii of In diana lie appointed u major in the office of the Judge advocate general of the army as a representative of the national guard of the country. Capt. McClaln Is law librarian of the supreme court of Indiana and is a captain In the national guard of that state. He is declared to lie fully competent to fill the position asked for. Cabinet Meeting. Today's cabinet meeting occupied nearly two hours, but at Its conclusion assur ance was given by the members present that only routine departmental matters had been under consideration. Ahout fifty nominations for post masterships were decided upon by the President and Postmaster General Payne, the majority of the cases decided being reappoint ments. Secretary of Hawaii Named. The President today sent to the Seriat* the following nominations: To be secretary of Hawaii?A. I.. C. At kinson of Hawaii. To be receiver of public moneys?John P. Dickinson of Colorado, at Hugo. Col. Postmasters?George M Myhan at South Haven, Mich. "Jerry" Smith Seriously 111". "Jerry" Smith, one of the oldest colored servants and employes around the White House, is seriously ill at his home with a complication of troubles and his death Is feared. Smith went to the White House with President Grant and was a favorite of the soldier President. He has remained In his position ever since, being generally known as the "official duster," because he was often seen with a long duster brushing dust from all parts of the building. <?en. Grant wanted to take Smith around tho world with him on a trip, but the old serv ant would not brave the perils of the ocean and remained at home. At luncheon with the President this af ternoon were Mgr. O'ConneU, rector ?( tm