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No. 15,855. WASHINGTON, D. C., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1903-TWENTY PAGES. TWO CENTS.
THE EVENIN6 STAR. PUBLISHED DAILY, EXCEPT SUNDAY. ftiuntn Offlm 11th Stmt tnd Ptnmjlrxnis inw. Th# Evening Star Newspaper Company. 8. H. KAOFFM ANN, Prciifent. New Turk OOe*: Tribunt Euilding. Ohicigs OBn : Tribune Building. Tbe Rrenlnj? Star In aprrea io subscrltKTS In the city by rirrfffff, 00 their own accooot, at 10 c*inta per we?*k. or 44 oonta p??r month. 0?nle* ?t tb# coontfr. 2 r??Dt? ??ach By mail anywhere In tb*? u. 6. or Canada -poHfk|r*? pr?*vaid 60 ?enta p**r montlu Saturday Star. 32 pa????. $1 per year; wltb for eign poatage Added. $3.nO. |Knter??d at the Pout Office at Washington, l>. O., ?a *crond rNsa mall matter.) O All mail subscriptions muat bo paid in advance. Ratea of adverllalng made known on application. flESENT OUR ACTIVITY Russians Say Americans Are Playing Jaoanese Game. TRADING AGREEABLE OBJECT TO OPENING PORTS TO JAPAN TRADE. Japanese Constantly Irritating? America Enjoys Large Commerce With Manchuria, Should Desist. SEOUL. December 18.?The attitude of the Russians here indicates a possible de . termination I<> prevent Japan-from gain'ng a foothold in Corea. The radicals insist that Russia must reach the sea to insure protec tion in the future and argue that Japan in possession of Corea would be a constant menace. The emperor still studiously avoids an an swer to the questions of I'nited States Min ister Allen in regard to Wiju. The latter is now pressing the matter, and has asked for ?mother audiem e. The Russians are Inclined to resent Amer ican activity concerning Wiju, and say that the Americans are playing the Japanese gnn e. The Russians do not object to Amer icans coming in and trading with Manchu ria. but assert that the opening of Mukden and An-iung admitted Japanese whose pres ence Is constantly irritating, and that it might le;id to a repetition of this if Yon gampho and Wiju are opened. They say that Americans now enjoy a large trade with Manchuria, which, except in (he matter of flour, will largely increase in the future, and insist that the present at lltude of America only injures a friend and customer and favors a manufacturing rival. Optimistic Views at St. Petersburg. LONDON, December 18.?A special dis patch from St. Petersburg says: "Optimis tic anticipations of a pacific solution of the Russo-Japanese crisis are still enter tained In the leading Russian official cir cles, in spite of some disquietude on the part of the public and alarmist press re ports." Reply Not an Uutimatum. ST. PETERSBURG, December 18.?The opinion here is that the Russo-Japanese negotiations will proceed. It is pointed out that there is no reason why Japan, if not satisfied with Russia's reply, should break off the negotiations, since the reply is in no sense an ultimatum, leaving the way open for counter-proposals. It is suggested as an expedient in case no agreement can l>e reached that an arrangement might be made to maintain the present status for a number of years. Troops Moving Just the Same. ST. PETERSBURG, December 18.-A traveler who has just returned from Man churia says Russian troops are still mov ing night and day toward Port Arthur. Effect on Stock Market. Russo-Japanese war risks at Lloyds rose about r. per cent today. 'M guineas per cent being quoted to the end of January and 2.1 to the end of February. Ordinary insur ance on a cargo to and from Japan rose about R per cent, with h fair amount of business. Japanese bonds declined on the Stock exchange from three-quarters to one point, but rallied and closed unchanged. . ANOTHER APPARENT SETBACK. Administration and Diplomatic Circles Not Surprised. That there has been another apparent setback to the Russo-Japanese negotiations at Tokyo has caused no surprise here in either administration or diplomatic circles. Although the advices that reach here from Tokyo and St. Petersburg are of the most meager character, for the reason that the United States Is not a party to the negotia tions, enough is known to convince several diplomats of high rank that there will yet be many pourparlers between the two na tions before a settlement of the question can be reached. It Is learned that the Tokyo negotiations will probably not result in a treaty, but in an exchange of notes. Russia, it is said, is Oot prepared to bind herself as to her future Jolicy, and any assurances she may give to a pan will be conditional upon the attitude Of Japan and other nations toward Russia's position in the far east. Paradoxical as it would seem, the Infor mation received here leads the State De CirtBnrnt officials to assume that both utsla and Japan are opposing the opening Of the port of Wiju, which Mr. Allen, the American minister at Seoul, has been in structed to demand. In the exi>ectation that each is to control Corea, each nation is ex ceedingly chary about opening Its ports to foreign trade. It is believed, however, that the moral support of England may be relied Upon to support the American demand. LABOR PARTY GROWS. Increased Representation in Australian Parliament. MELBOURNE. Victoria. December 18.? The largely Increased labor representation In the commonwealth parliament Is expected to give a great inyietus ;o the demands for ?white labor in Australia, for the restriction of alien Immigration and for generally pre serving Australia for the Australians. The efforts of the labor party representa tives undoubtedly will be bent toward se curing recognition of unions, a limitation Of tlie hours of labor, compulsory arbitra tion and discrimination against foreign vessels In the coastal trade. The ultimate labor program will Include the nationalization or government control of many financial and commercial functions now left to private enterprise. Speaking generally, the labor party is strongly protectionist. Its attitude in re gard to preferential trade will be to height en the wall against the foreigner without lowering it In favor of Great Britain. There is no likelihood of an Australian fis cal Issue being raised, as the protectionists have a good working majority In the house Of representatives, while even theoretical free traders declare for fiscal peace, fearing to disturb commerce. CLOSE SESSION TODAY. Mrs. Manning to Establish Residence at St. Louis During World's Fair. 8T. LOUIS. December 18.?The final ses sion of the board of lady managers of the Louisiana purchase exposition was held today. The newly elected president. Mrs. Daniel Manning of Albany, N. Y., said today: "I shall return to my home, get my house Hi order and return as soon as possible. It Is probable that I shall find it necessary to make a number of trips to St. Louis be ; fore the fair opens I shall secure a resi dence In St. Louis and remain here during ? the exposition." FOR NEW BUILDING QUARTERS FOR THREE EXEC UTIVE DEPARTMENTS. Favorable Report Authorized on a Bill Appropriating $7,000, 000. , The Senate committee on public buildings and grounds held a meeting today and au thorized a report on Senate bill 1508, for the purchase of a site and the construction of a building for the accommodation of the Departments of State, Justice and Com merce and Laboi. This meeting of the committee was of un usual interest on account of the general discussion as to the necessity for such a building and the unanimity of sentiment favoring an immediate appropriation. Mem bers of the committee who were present stated to a Star reporter that there is every likelihood that this bill will become a law during the present Congress, if concurrent action can be had by the House of Repre sentatives. There were present at tlie meeting Sena tors Fairbanks. Warren, Scott, Quarles, McCumber, Wetmore and Clay. The committee had evidence before it that the government is now paying $200,100 annually in this city as rental for bureaus of various departments not accommodated in the government buildings. The commit tee took the view that this amount of money, being equivalent to 2 per cent on about $12,000,000, was evidence ^nough to satisfy any one that no real expense would be incurred by the government in providing by this bill for its use. Not only was that the case, but the great need for the build ing was discussed. The Attorney General I opened his annual report witii a statement of the pressing nee4 for better accommo dations. Secretary Cortelyou has asked that $7,000,000 be appropriated for a build ing for 1 lis department alone. The Secre tary of State has shown interest in secur ing better accommodations, while both the War and Navy Departments are anxious to | divide between them that portion of the State, War and Navy building now used by the State Department. There was no question in the committee as to the immediate necessity for this building, and every one showed Interest in securing the passage of a bill to secure it. Provisions of the Bill. The bill provides for acquirttig square 107, which is bounded by Pennsylvania avenue, Jackson place, H and 17th streets. In the last Congress Senator Hale gave notice that he would oppose the selection of this site, and It is understood that he will fol low that course again, because of his objec tion on account of the feeling that exists on the part of property owners who have long resided in their .homes in that square. On account of this objection the square on the opposite side of Lafayette Square was discussed as a desirable and available site. That square is bounded by Pennsyl vania avenue, 15th street, H street and Madison place. Members of the committee stated to a Star reporter that there Is quite a general sentiment favoring the ultimate acquisi tion of both squares. Many of them believe that what is termed as the eastern square should first be secured. The fact that an expensive bank building has recently been erected there is regarded as a considerable addition to the expense of acquiring llie site, but it Is believed that un less the square is purchased by the govern ment within a few years that other costly improvements will be made, adding to tlie expense of securing it. As the bill was reported from the com mittee it is amended with a provision that the commission to acquire the property will be composed of the Prsident of the Senate, the Speaker of the House, the chairmen of the committees on public buildings and grounds of the Senate and House, the Sec retary of State, Attorney General and Sec retary of Commerce and Labor. The pro vision for acquiring the square west of La fayette Square is not mandatory, as it Is further provided other suitable property in the vicinity may be purchased for that pur pose. The bill carries an appropriation of seven million dollais, although some of the mem bers of the committee believe that it will probably cost ten or twelve millions be fore it has been completed. TO FIX A STABLE EXCHANGE. Report of the Commission Transmitted to Congress. The President sent to Congress yesterday a communication from Secretary Hay sub mitting to him the report of the commis sion on international exchange constituted under authority of Congress to make an effort to bring about a fixed relationship between the moneys of the gold standard countries and the silver-using countries. The Secretary says to carry this policy to completion It yet remains to submit the conclusions of the foreign commissioners to the Chinese government, to defray the expenses of which the Secretary says en appropriation of $1<)0,000 will be necessary, which recommendation the President ap proves. The Secretary quotes from a peti tion received from Shanghai, Hongkong and Tientsin boards of trade favoring measures to put an end to the fluctuation of exchange in China, and says that the de sires of the people and the government of China appear to be in the same direction. The Secretary says benefits to the trade of the I'nited States would result from the adoption of a stable exchange in China, and that the successful termination of the work of tlie American commission would tend "materially to enhance the influence and prestige of this country in oriental af fairs." DECISION OF CONTROLLER. Allotment to Woman's Dispensary Sub ject of Opinion. The controller of the treasury has ren dered a decision relative to the allotment by the Commissioners of the District of $400 to the Woman's Dispensary. The con troller says: ??The act of March 3, 1JKKI, which makes appropiiations for the expenses of the gov ernment of the District of Columbia for the fiscal year 180# contains an appropria tion of *13.000 for the relief of the poor. No part of this appropriation is specifleally made to the Woman's Dispensary, which I i understand Is a private charitable Institu- | tlon. not a part of the government of the District of Columbia, and the *400 Intended | by the Commissioners as a special allot ment to be expended for the relief of the poor, through the instrumentality of the ' Woman's Dispensary. "If this understanding of the actlrn of the Corrmisaioners is correct, I am clearly of the opinion that the sum so allotted should be disbursed only upon proper Item tzed vouchers for expenditures actually made for the relief of the poor, which vouchers should be audited and approved I by the auditor for the District, In the same ' manner that disbursements for other ex penses of the District of Columbia are re quired to be audited and approved. "If, however, it was the intention of the Commissioners to make a direct payment to the Woman's Dispensary, I am of opinion that such payment Is unauthorized by the appropriation lndloat*d supra." AT THE WHITE HOUSE Panama Principal. Topic at the Cabinet Meeting. INVITED TO BANQUET BUSINESS MEN OF DELAWARE PAY THEIR RESPECTS. Secretary of Legation at Tokyo Wants a Promotion?Cadet Stees' Sentence. The Panama situation was again the principal topic at the cabinet meeting to day. The information from Colombia, especially telegraphic information for the newspapers, indicates a more hostile feel ing to this country in Colombia and the prospect of resistance to the plans of the administration in Panama. This informa tion, together with official news from gov ernment representatives, was discussed somewhat freely by the cabinet officials, ? but whatever determination, if any, was readied was carefully concealed. Secretary Root was the last cabinet officer, with one exception, to leave the President, but whether this had any significance in con nection with the possible transportation of United States troops to Panama could not be learned. Some departmental matters were discussed, it is stated, but they were not of importance. Hal Taylor Called. A neatly dressed little boy five years old walked into the White House offices tills afternoon, and, approaching Capt. Loeffler, the President's doorkeeper, in quired : "Could I see the President?" Capt. loeffler said he thought that was possible, whereupon the boy darted out the door and found his father and mother, who were walking through the grounds. He brought them back and all three shook hands with the President, who told the boy he was a bright, pretty little fellow. Hal Taylor was the youngster's name, and his parents are Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Taylor of Wilmington. Del. Philadelphians Call. The President this afternoon received a large number of Philadelphia business men wiio came here to appear before the rivers and harbors committee of the House in behalf of the deepening of the Delaware river a* Philadelphia. Among the organi zations represented were the Board of Trade, the Commercial Exchange, Manu facturer's Club, Grocers' and Importers' Exchange, Drug Exchange, the Philadel phia Stock Exchange, the Lumbermen's Exchange, Commercial Travelers' Associ ation, Trades League, Vessel Owners' and Captains' Association, and city officials. Mayor Weaver, accompanied by some of the city officials of Philadelphia, called on the President this morning. Senator Penrose. Representative Olmsted and diaries H. Mullen saw the President to urge him to remove the order of suspen sion against West Point Cadet Stees of Pennsylvania, who was suspended from the academy for one year because of miscon duct. It was hoped to have the suspension revoked, so that Cadet Stees might resume his studies The President said that he would not be able to carry out the request, as Cadet Stees had received extremely light punishment for his offense. After Cadetships. ? Representative Grosvenor of Ohio intro duced two young r.ien who warn appoint ments as cadets. Thomas Cassln Kinkaid, a son of Lieut. Commander Kinkaid of the navy, wants to be given a cadetshlp at Annapolis, and Young Kumbaugh, a grand Eon of Gen. Stanley, U. S. A., wants to be appointed to West Point. Senator Culioni of Illinois saw the Presi dent in behalf of a promotion for Hunting ton Wilson, secretary of the American lega tion at Tokio. Mr. Wilson has made a good record at Tokio and desires a transfer to a more important post. Senator Ankeny of Washington took up some state matters with the President. Representative Crumpacker was a caller. J. S. Browning, a prominent Virginia poli tician, called on the President to urge the appointment of Mrs. J. Hampton Hoge, widow of Hampton Hoge, as postmis tress at Blacksburg, Va. Representa tive Slemp of Virginia declines to Indorse Mrs. Hoge, however, having recommended the renomlnation of Postmaster Elliott. The President has not acted, but it is said that lie will probably follow the recom mendation of Representative Slemp. who controls the patronage in his district and In many places in the state. Invitation From Wilmington. A committee from the Wilmington, Del., board of trade, consisting of Thomas H. Savery, Alfred. G. Crosier, Joseph Marvel, Capt. Horace Wilson, John B. Martin and J. J. Sutterthwait, was presented to the President this morning by Senator Ball of Delaware, and extended an Invitation to the President to attend a banquet of the board on January 8. The banquet will be piesided over by Judge George Gray, and the gathering nill be in the interest of the construction of i deep-water canal between the Delaware river and Chesapeake bay. It l.? estimated by War Department engineers that the canal now connecting the Lwo bodies of wattr could be enlarged Into a deep-water can;?l for $8.0U0.U(JU. Representatives of live states and the Dis trict of Columbia will be present ut the banquet und Join in the efforts that are to commence to secure an appropriation. These states are Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia. Laier a combined movement will be made on Congress, when on*; of the chief arguments to be presented will be that warships from the League Island navy yard could get to Washington for tho defense of the city by many hours lest, time than by the present roundabout course, it is claimed that something like 4??> miles would be saved from League Island navy yard to Washing ton by a canal of thirteen miles between Chesapeake bay and the Delaware river. The President said that it would give him pit asura lo accept the invitation if he could find the time, but that he was certain that he would be unuble to leave Washington at that date. Another invitation was likewise declined. This was to attend the annual meeting of tne New Jersey Y. M. C. A. at Trenton, February 12. Tho Invitation was extended by Stat? Secretary Hearne, who was Intro duced to the President by Senator Kean and Representative I.annlng. The P-esident yesterday afternoon Issued a proclamation putting into effect the Cu ban reciprocity treaty. The proclamation refers to the different steps leading up to the ratification of the treaty by Congress, and directs that the treaty be put Into ef fect ten days after the signing of the proclamation. The President today sent to the Senate the nomination of I. Snowden Haines to be collector of customs for the district of Burlington, N. J. Naval Orders. Ensign C. G. Westervelt, from the Trux tun to flie Lawrence. Boatswain P. H. Burns, from the New York navy yard to the Enterprise. L. C. Hlgglns has been appointed an act Ing warrant machinist. NEW LEGISLATION TWO LOCAL MEASURES APPROVED BT COMMISSIONERS. One Relating to Damages Prom Grade Changes at Union station Site?Dental Practice. The District Commissioners today trans mitted to the chairmen of the District committees in Congress the drafts of two bills?one providing for the payment of damages on account of changes of grade due to construction of the union station, and *th<? other proposing an- amendment to the present law for the regulation of the practice of dentristry In the District. The bill relating to damages resulting from the changes of grades provides that "damages to adjacent property resulting from changes in the grades of streets, ave nues or alleys authorized by the act of gress, approved February 8$, 1903, relating to the construction of a union railroad sta tion in the District of Columbia, shall be borne by the District of Columbia. Said damages shall be appraised by a commis sion. which shall b$ appointed by the Com missioners of the District, and shall con sist of three capable and disinterested citi zens of the District, iyho shall each receive for his services $10 -a day when actually employed. The commission sliiill have the power to administer oatlts, stitnmon witnesses and hear testimony in tlii matter of damages after giving public notice by advertisement ill three duily newspapers "published in the city of Washington ten days in advance of its meeting for said purpose. The owner of any such property shall have the right, within one year after the completion of the grading of any such street,- avenue or alley, to file a petition with said commission, signed and sworn to, for an allowance of damages, and upon failure to make such claim within the period of one year his right shall cease and determine. Regarding the Reports. When the commission shall have made its appraisement the same shall be sub mitteo to the Commissioners of the District of Columbia for approval, and when ap proved by them it shall bfr published twice a week for two weeks in a daily newspaper published in the city of Washington, and, if practicable, notice In writing shall be served personally by the. auditor of the District on the person or persons entitled to receive awards of damages under the ap pra'seirent, that the amount thereof will be paid to them by the auditor. "A sufficient sum to psy'the salaries and expenses of said commission and the amount of such awards: of damages is hereby appropriated out of Uie revenues of the District of Colombia, and 50 per centum of such awards of damages and of the salaries and expenses of said commis sion shall be refunded to the District by the United .States; Provided, That the com mission. in making its appraisement, shall take into consideration any benefits that may have accrued to any such property by reason of the location of maid terminal station In proximity to the property al leged to have, boen damaged." Practice of J^ntlctry. .. The object of the anwndnMt to the law regulating the practice of dentistry In the District is to subject aQ applicants for reg istration as dentists, whether graduates or non-graduates, to an examination by the board of dental exanjlaers, by the repeal of the present provision exempting from such examination all persons who hold a diploma from a dental eollege. regardless of Its standing, which requires a three years'^ course of study. The proposed legislation Is designed to put the law on the subject of the practice of dentistry practically in har mony with the statutes at other states and territories In that regard. At present, it is Btated, all the states and territories, in cluding Cuba, Porto Rico and the Philip pines, and excepting Indian territory and Alaska, have more stringent dentfll require ments than the District of Columbia In that the most lenient of state dental laws re quire that those admitted to registration without examination as to qualifications must be graduates of reputable dental col leges of recognized standing. GETS INTO THE GAME. Revolution in Honduras Imminent? Dissatisfied With Present Government. MOBILE, Ala., December 18.?Advices re ceived here by steamer Indicate that an other revolution is imminent in Honduras, and that it is expected to take place soon after the first of the year. It is expected to be fostered by ex-President SHerra through a special envoy with the purpose of ousting President Bonllla. On his retirement from the executive chair of Honduras President 8ierra named Senor Arias for president and he was given the position. Then Boqllla organized a revolution and overthrew Arias, who is now an exile and in prison at Tegulrgalpa. It is said the people are dlssatisfled with the conduct of the government, especially in the matter of the Honduras railway. This w?s built by English capitalists. Since Its construction not a cent of In terest or principal has been paid, the bond holders, and it is asserted that the English government will take cognisance of the matter and force payment. HE NEEDED THE MONET. How He Lived on Only $9 Per?Some Modern Arithmetic. CHICAGO. December 18.?While working on a salary of $9 per week, Gus A. Grigsby has robbed his employers at a rate of $200 per day, according to Manager David L. Rose of M. L. Burrett & Co. When ar rested $250 worth of costly vanilla beans were found concealed In Grigsby's cloth ing. It Is believed that be has stolen be tween $12,1X10 and $15,000 worth of stock. "I needed a little ready money," was the only explanation he deigned to make. THE KINGSLEY ASHORE. Government Transport Grounds on Mindanao Island. MANILA. December 18??The United States transport Klnfptiey to ashore at Murcielagos, North Mindanao, with a rock through her bottom. IRISHMAN'S WORD TAKEN. State Department Adhere* to Its Deci sion Regarding the?4)avJs Incident. Cheklb Bey, the Turkish minister to Washington, conferred wfth Acting Secre tary Loomls yesterday aftferaoon respecting the Alexandretta affair, "the minister pjp sented another statement ^emanating irGm his government, the general tenor of which was that Mr. Davis, the American consul at Alexandretta. was the aggressor In the af fray, and that he had attacked three Turk ish policemen without provocation. This statement' disagrees entirely with the re port made by Minuter Lelshman. As the State Department felt bound to accept the word of;|ts own agent. It will not Interfere with the ?xecution of the program already announced; namely, to have the United 8tates consul, now at Beirut, return to Alexandretta at Us own pleasure on a man-of-war and to look for proper apology and reparation. If All Other Efforts for Settlement Fail. PARIS COMMITTEE ACTS # WILL RELY ON LATIN REPUBLICS FOR AID. Seek Commission First and if Failure Results Will Ask Submission to Hague Court. PARTS, December 18.?The "United Co lombian committee-' here gave out a state ment today saying that Colombia would first seek, through a commission, to induce the United States to recognize Colombia's rights under the treaty of 1840; second, if [ the commission fails Colombia will ask for the submission of the question to The Hague arbitration court; third, if its submission to The Hague court is refused, Colombia will | go to war and rely on the Latin republics to come to her aid. Because of the determination of Gen. Reyes to support all the contentions he makes in his belief that this or that phase j of this government's isthmian policy was I against precedent by historical references, as well as by high authorities of inter national law, the pieparation of the paper is taking longer than was at first expected. It was said this morning that it was not at all certain when the note would be ready i for transmission to the State Department, i I" Ir.deed, Gen. Reyes is not in any haste to send the note, for such action might be taken by the Colombians as the termina tion of their envoy's mission here, and the country might seize on the opportunity to make a hostile move, a contingency which Gen. Reyes has thus far used his utmost endeavor to prevent. It is stated that although General Reyes has employed an American lawyer to assist him In the preparation of the paper, the real arguments advanced and the reasoning is largely that of the Colombian minister himself. No cablegrams reached the Colombian le gation overnight. The legation officials are not inclined to pass upon the right of the Atlanta to make a recognizance on Colom bian territory. Whether the incident will be cited in General Reyes note as another infringement by the United States of Co lombian rights lias not yet been decided. Although Gen. Reyes has throughout his stay here confined his diplomatic activities to diplomatic channels, and has repeatedly declared that all his communications would go to the State Department direct, he is following with keen interest the canal de bate in the Senate. Naturally he Is encour aged by the events of yesterday, and it was said today he had been profoundly Im pressed by the speech of Senator Hoar. Copies of the speech will be sent to Bogota for publication. ? ? ? ? VflTAFF OFFICERS ASSIGNED. Announcement Made at the War De partment. The general staff of the army has an nounced the assignment of staff officers to the newly created military divisions of the army as follows: Atlantic division?Chief of stafT. MaJ. John G. D. Knight of the general staff; as sistant, Capt. Frank DeW. Ramsey; adju tant general. Col. Henry O. S. Helstand; engineer officer, Col. Amos Stickney; in spector general. Col. Ernest A. Garlington; assistants to the inspec?or general, Lieut. Col. Walter Howe, Majs. William T. Wood and George F. E. Harrison. Northern division?Chief of staff, Maj. Edward McClernand of the general stafT; assistants. Maj. James A. Irons and Capt. David D. Gaillard; adjutant general, Lieut Col. James Parker; engineer officer, Capt. William B. Ladue; Inspector general. Col. Charles H. Heyl; assistants to the inspector general, Lieut. Col. Frank West and Maj. William A. Nichols. Southwestern division?Chief of staff. ' Lieut. Col. Henry P. McCain of the general staff; assistants, Capt. John J. Parshing and Capt. John C. Oakes; adjutant general, Lieut. Col. Sydney W. Taylor; engineer officer, Maj. Smith S. Leach; inspector gen eral, Lieut. Col. Charles A. Williams; as sistant ta the inspector general, Maj. Leon ard W. Lovering. Pacific Division?Chief of stafT, Colonel Alexander Mackenzie of the general staff; assistant. Lieutenant Colonel Frederick A. Smith; adjutant general, Colonel George Andrews; engineer officer, Lieutenant Colo nel Thomas H. Handbury; Inspector gen eral, Lieutenant Colonel Sedgwick Pratt; assistants to the Inspector general. Major Lea Feblger and Major John P. Wlsser. Philippines Division?Chief of staff, Colo nel John B. Kerr of the general staff; as sistants, Major William A. Mann and Cap tains William F. Gibson, Robert E. L. Mlciiie and William C. Rivers; adjutant general, Colonel William A. Simpson; In spector general, Lieutenant Colonel John L. Chamberlain; assistants to the inspector general, Major Herbert E. Tutherly, Major Thomas R. Adams and Major George H. G. Gale; Judge advocate, Lieutenant Colonel Harvey C. Carbaugh; chief quartermaster, Colonel John L. Clem; chief commissary, Colonel Henry G. Sliarpe; chief surgeon, Colonel Charles Smart; chief paymaster, Major George R. Smith; paymasters, Majors John L. Bullls and Herbert M. I>ord; engi neer officer, Lieutenant Colonel Charles E. L. B. Davis; ordnance officer. Major Andrew H. Russell; signal officer. Major Joseph E. Max field. ELECTRIC LIGHT WIRES. First District Legislation Enacted by the House Today. The first legislation for the District ot Columbia in the Fifty-eighth session of the House of Representatives was enacted to day when Chairman Babcock of the Dis trict committee asked unanimous consent for the immediate consideration of House Joint resolution 64, authorizing the erection of temporary poles and stringing of wires for light and power purposes in connection with the work of eliminating grade cross ings and the construction of a union depot. The resolution provides that the poles and wires erected and strung under its terms shall be used exclusively in the work au thorized by the union station law. They are to be erected under the permission and supervision of the Commissioners, and must be removed when the District authorities so order. After tRe resolution had been read and the chair had put the question of unani mous consent, Mr. Maddox of Georgia arose and asked for an explanation. Mr. Babaock replied that in the con struction of the tunnel and other of the great works of the new terminal project electric lights and power are required. The passage of the resolution was necessary at this time, he said, for a serious delay In the work would bo brought about by a defer ment of action until after the holiday re cess Mr. Babcock said such authorization for temporary wires, to be erected under the direction of Commiss oners, has been riven by Congress time and time again. There was no objection, so the resolution was read for the third time and passed without division. ROCK GREEK BBTT>GE PLANS FOB STRUCTURE AT CON NECTICUT AVENUE. Cost to Complete Estimated to Be $099,000?The Foundations Already Built. The plans for the new Connecticut avenue bridge across Rock creek have bejn prac tically approved by the District authorities and the technical specifications for the structure have been prepared by the engi neer department. The Commissioners eai'y next week will advertise for sealed bids for the completion of the bridge at a cost of $<>99,000, the proposals to be received up til! noon of January .TO, 1904. The foundations of all the piers have been constructed and everything is in readi ness for proceeding with the construction of the bridge proper. Already about fuo.000 has been expended on the project and $100, 000 Is now available for continuing the work. In the current appropriation act the Commissioners were authorised to contract for the completion of the bridge at a eost of $800,000, exclusive of previous appro priations. The finished structure ?iil cost I about $X<iO.OOO, and three years will be re quired to complete.the work. The Connecticut avenue bridge will be built across Hock creek Just outside the Zoological Park, on the line of a splendid I driveway. It will be constructed of con crete. faced partly with trinimini? stones | of granite. The bridge will be rather ornate in design and will have five full centered arches 150 feet in diameter and two full centered arches 82 feet in di ameter. The structure will be 1.300 feet long and 130 feet above the creek at the highest point. The floor of the structure will be on a level with the present Chevy Chase bridge. The bridge will afford a wide driveway and footpaths. On either side of each approach will be placed a large bronze lion, and the lamp posts along the parapet will be of bronze. Morrison Design Accepted. The District Commissioners asked for designs for a bridge across Rock creek on the line of Connecticut avenue several years ago, and as a result of a competi tion the design of the late Mr. George S. Morrison was accepted. Congress later appropriated $75,000 to be used in build ing the foundations for the structure and later appropriations were made for the work. Mr. Morrison, who was appointed consulting engineer on the work, died last summer, and subsequently Mr. Ed ward Pearce Casey was engaged as con sulting architect. The specifications and working plans were prepared by Mr. W. J. Douglass, engineer of bridges, subject to the approval of the Engineer Commis sioner. The work has been under the immediate supervision of Capt. New comer, assistant to the Engineer Com missioner. It is considered that the Con i>ecticut avenue bridge when completed will be one of the handsomest structures of the kind in this part of the country, and one in which the District will take pride. A number of other bridges in the District are either contemplated or in course of construction. The Massachuaett? avenue bridge Ts practically finished, and It will 1 likely be turned over to the authorities In about six months. This bridge was erect ed at a cost of $235,000. Over the Eastern Branch. It Is also proposed to build a bridge over the Eastern branch, to be known as the Anacostia bridge. No appropriation has been made for this improvement and no work done on the project. The estimated cost of this bridge is said to be about 1250,000, and two years will be required to complete the work. Another bridge pro posed to be erected will l>e across Plney branch on the line of 10th street. This Im provement, it is estimated, will cost about $50,000. In addition to these structures the War Department is now building a bridge across the Potomac to replace the old Long bridge. This structure is known as the Highway bridge, and will cost about $996,000, of which amount the District will pay $4i>H,00U. LEWIS-CLARK EXPOSITION. Senator Mitchell Tells of the Work That Has Been Done. Senator Mitchell occupied the latter por tion of the session of the Senate yesterday with remarks on tl>e proposed Lewis-Clark exposition. Mr. Mitchell said that almost half a mil lion dollars had been raised by the sale of stock in the exposition company, and that over $700,000 had been raised by different states for the purpose of making exhibits, making a total of $1,12(1,907 of available money for the enterprise. He said that a magnificent site of over 400 acres had been secured on the Williamette river which al ready had been graded and planted to shrubs. Speaking of the event which the exposi tion is intended to commemorate, Mr. Mitchell said that "no other histo:ical event In our national existence of an individual nature hus done so much toward the de velopment of American occupation and set tlement, American commerce, domestic and foreign and American civilization as has the geographic, scientific and military ex pedition across the then trackless Ameri can continent by Captains Me:iwetlier Lewis and William Clark one hundred years ago. In fact, since the beginning of time history fails to record any geographic and scientific exploration Into the solitudes and dangtrs of unexplored wilderness, hav ing for its purpose tha reclamation from the dominion of the barbarian more than one-half of a desolate continent and sav sge empire, and the extension of the do minion of civilization, comparable with that planned by the immortal Jefferson and so successfully executed by his courageous and intrepid military officers, Lewis and Clark." Mr. Mitchell made a careful estimate to show that the contributions of the "Ore gon country" to the national treasury ex ceed the amount expended there to the ex tent of ?rr,0i)0,000. He also said that if the United States could afford to contribute over $6,000,000 to the St. Louis exposition, it could afford to give one-third of that amount to the Portland exhibition. The Senate passed the following bills: To quiet title to state lands in Mississippi; authorizing a change of conditions in the sale of lands in Fort Hall Indian reserva tion in Idaho; repealing the law prohibiting the employment of persons over forty-five years of as4 in light houses; appropriating $30 000 for a monument on the Princeton ^t's^loVm- the Senate went Into execu tive session, and at 5:35 adjourned. Marine Corps Orders. Capt. B. F. Ritvenhouse has been de tached from the marine barracks, Olon gapo, P. I., and ordered to the marine bar racks, Guam, L. I. . First Lieut; W. R. Coyle, fromthe bat talion of marines "aboard the Prairie to headquarters, marine corps, Wash.ngton, D. C. To Dredge the South Pass. It having been reported that the south pass of the Mississippi is becoming 'danger ous to navigation because of shoaling. Gen eral Gillespie, chief of engineers, has or dered the hydraulic dredge Sabine at Sa bine Pa as to go to the 8outh Pass for nec essary dredging operations. .It is said that three vessel* have recently grounded In the pan. Saving one's money by not doing necessary advertising in conducting business, is like sav .ing it by starving to death. DANIEL CRITICISES Arraigns Administration's Panama Policy. DEBATE IN SENATE VIRGINIA SENATOR SPEAKS ON ? MR. HOAR S RESOLUTION. Indignation Aroused Among the Re publicans by the Latter's Speech Yesterday Afternoon. The opportunity which, much (<? the de light of the democrats of the Senate, was offered by Senator Hoar yesterday for the public consideration of the grave interna tional questions affecting the Panama treaty, was again seized by the democrats today. Senator Daniel of Virginia, who Is regarded as one of the most finished orators on the democratic side, as well as a great constitutional lawyer, took the floor this afternoon to make an impassioned protest against the administration's cause in recog nizing Panama. The drift of democraUc sentiment In con nection with the Panama treaty, as far as can be judged from the expressions thus far made, is to cavil as much as possible at the administration's method of securing the canal, and then in the end to vote for it. It is evident that the democrats will luld the administration up to criticism upon every occasion for its reccgnition of the Panama republic and for preventing Colom bia, as the democrats alleged the adminis tration did prevent, from suppressing the Insurrection. Republican Leaders Confer. The republican leaders of the Senate have been considering what should be done with Senator Iloar's resolution of Inquiry, which has been the occasion for this talk. It was said this afternoon that the resolution will go to the committee on foreign relations, where It will be modified so as to conform to certain proprieties expected of the inter course between the Senate and t Ue Pres ident, and when reported back to the Sen ate, with these modifications, to be adopted. Tno Senate leaders, it is said, are not averse to asking information upon the points presented in Senator Hoar's i evolu tion. but'they would not think of permitting the request to go to the President in the insinuating and, in the opinion ol' a great many, exceedingly offensive terms of the Hoar resolution. There is no question In the minds of the Senate leaders that the President will be able to completely satisfy Mr. Hoar upen all the questions lie raises. Some of the questions already have been answered in the correspondence sent to Congress. The resolution will be pruned of the su perfluous queries It contains. The Secre tary of State already lias declared that U>? signers of the treaty had examined each other's powers, and found them adequate. The Senate will not ask the Secretary of State whether in this Instance he put his name to what is not true. Neither will It ask the President whether the Constitution of Colombia authorizes secession. The con stitution of the country has already been printed In a Senate document and is oil the desks of senators. When the resolution gets l>ack Mr. Hoar will not be able to recognize it In its pres ent irritating and offensive form, and yet the Senate leaders say It will contain all of the appropriate and essential queries which the Senate should propound. The answer of the President to the reso lution as It will Anally be passed by the Senate will enable the President, it Is said, to restate the position of the administra tion, and to refute the Insinuations made against the officials of this government, and which are being so eagerly seized upon on the part of opponents of the administration for the purpose of making political capi tal. Indignation Aroused. The Indignation aroused by Senator Hoar's action yesterday has resulted in greatly stimulating the interest of all re publican senators In the Panama question. Senators are coming forward with offers to make speeches on the subject. It is de clared that the political phase of the situa tion will be made to redound to the advan tage of the republicans. It the treaty is not ratified and is carried over through the coming campaign the republicans will claim that the construction of the canal has been prevented by democratic opposi tion. In the meantime, acting under the treaty of 184fi. this government will con tinue to keep transit on the isthmus open if it requires American troops to accom plish that end. Mr. Daniel Recognized. Mr. Daniel was then recognized to speak upon Mr. Hoar's resolution, requesting the President to send to the Senate all the in formation bearing upon tli? revolution in Panama. He said that the Panama treaty had been discussed by the President in his message, amply in some respects, but in other respects very sparsely. Mr. Cullom called attention to tlie fact that the treaty has not been acted upon by the committee on foreign relations and inti mating that it was not in order to discuss it. Mr Daniel retorted by saying that thwre "is so much nervousness over any Inquiry on the part of republican senators as to cause them to jump before they have been spurred." He reiterated his statement that the President had discussed tfie treaty In public and called attention to Secretary Loomis' New York speech, as well as to the debates in the Senate, and declared . that "never before had there been such a thorough defiance and contempt of the law of secrec> which prevails in diplo matic affairs as have been displayed in this matter." Mr. Daniel also referred to Minister Bunau-Varilla and said of Mm that while it is true that all men play . many parts in the course of their lives, f that gentleman had "played more parts f In a shorter time than any other actor ? who had challenged favor from back of f the footlights." f Taking up the resolution l^p said that he did not want to see the United States In volved in war either with Prance or witli Colombia, and he was inclined to accept with a grain of salt the sensational head line printed in the papers yesterday over the speeches of Acting Secretary Loomis and Minister Bunau-Varilla. Some people, he said, seek to establish a wide-open re public. "as if some prodigious Tammany were about to take possession of the coun try. and they are shaking their red lights from many points." He contended that the independence of Panama had not been well established, as has been stated, and In this connection called attention to the fact that the country has no constitution. Mr. Daniel said he knew of no require ment in International law for the recogni tion of a new government before it was firmed. Things were happening In Washington be fore there was anything doing on the isth mus. Then where and at what time, ho asked, had the United States undertaken to send our forces to the border of any country to prevent that country -.from keeping peace in Us own country. There was not at that time even the germ of a republic?not even the phantom of a re public. Indeed, he declared, the United States had rushed to the aid of the nets republic notwithstanding that, like RlcUartf