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Few More Government Wit nesses in Pest Office Case. MACHEN'S SIGNATURE ITS GENUINENESS ON CERTAIN PAPERS MUCH DISCUSSED. Mr. Douglass Wants All the Corres pondence Over Groff Fasteners? The Day's Testimony. Two days of lest seemed to ha\*e had a ?Rlutary effect, with one exception, on court, counsel and jury who are trying the case of the alleged Post Office Department conspirators. Justice Prlt chard was 111 Friday, as was also Mr. Holmes Conrad, the special coun sel appointed to assist the government. Justice Ptltchard was apparently In good fettle this morning. Mr. Conrad occupied a chair at the trial table adjoining that of Judge Kumier, the Toledo lawyer, who represents the Lo renzos. He has been suffering from an at tack of the grip, and the pallor on his face today suggested that he had not entirely recovered. At the forenoon session he sat for the most part with his hands folded on his Oreast, and watched the proceedings Without taking part. To Mr. Conrad has been delegated the task of m:\king the closing argument to the Jury on the part of the government. He Is not regaining his strength as rapidly as he wishes. It may be possible that some other member of the counsel for the government will make the closing argument if Mr. Con rad does not feel better soon. Defendants Active. hen court convened this morning In spector Gregory had plied up about his table Beveral score of letter books of the free delivery division, a number of which were referred to by Assistant District At torney Taggart for the purpose of deter mining the signature of August W. Ma- I Chen. The proceedings were dull and un interesting. Some of the signatures and ! initialing were admitted by Attoreny Doug lass Machen was the busiest man at the trial table. When a letter book was passed down the table to his counsel, and"Mr. Taggart Indicated the page that was under consideration. Machen examined the text of the letter carefully and upon his state ment to Mr. Douglass depended the matter of admitting the genuineness of signature or Initials. At times Machen arose and bent over his counsel. He looked more like a prosperous lawyer than a defendant charged with a serious offense against his government. The Groft's sat side by side, immediately In front of the reporters' table, as on Fri day. Dlller B. Groff was late In arriving. Samuel A. Groff, the inventor of the fast ener that figures so conspicuously in the trial, was In his accustomed place, fully twenty minutes before court convened. He has watched the proceedings apparently with greater interest than any other per son in the court room. Mrs. Lorenz and Mrs. Machen sat to gether this forenoon. There were a score or more of women In the court room, a larger number than at any other time since j the trial began. George E. Lorenz sat next to his wife. He twirled his spectacles in his hands, and seemed to be anything but interested in the proceedings. To Go on Stand. "While Mr. Masten, former chief clerk to the first assistant postmaster general, was on the stand this forenoon, and Mr. Tag gart was reading from letter books. Ma chen leaned forward in his chair and chat ted with Attorney Douglass. Several times a broad smile enlightened his face. Machen has openly told his friends and newspaper men that he purposes going on the witness stand in his own behalf. With an air of confidence he is reported to have declared that he will "tear the records and papers submitted as evidence by the gov ernment to pieces." Machen has apparently regained the self composure that characterized his manner throughout the early part of the Post Of fice Department Investigation last sum mer, and up to within a few weeks of his removal from office. It Is doubtful If any person ever connected with the Post Of fice Department has a firmer grasp of all the details than Machen. This Is fully rec ognized by the attorneys who are conduct ing the prosecution. Claim Partnership. It Is understood that the defense will meet the proposition of the government that Machen receive^ money from the Groffs through the Lorenzes by the claim that George B. Lorenz and Machen were business partners, as well as friends of many years' standing, and that the drafts tn&de by Machen upon the bank account of George E. Lorenz or his wife, Martha J. lorenz, were perfectly proper; that Ma chen was drawing on money that was rightfully due him. It was reported today that the defense would try to show that Machen and Lorenz were in reality engaged In a numtier of entei prises together. It is further understood that the defense will ?how that the Groffs ami George E. Lorenz ?re financially Interested together -in the manufacture of perfumes, uuder the name of the George Lorenz Company, at Toledo. Length of Trial. United States District Attorney Beach ?aid shortly after court reconvened this ?fternoon that the government would likely get the last of Its evidence before the Jury by tomorrow. There will then probably be ? wrangle among counsel as to the admis sion of certain testimony and over points of law which have arisen since the begin ning of the trial. The defense, it Is under stood will oontest many of these points ?t Issue Justice Pritchard will be called upon to decide these questions before the defense begins. There Is no way of even estimating how much time may be occu pied In these arguments. Judge Kumier said this afternoon that he believed the defense would be able to put In ail Its evidence in three days, barring any unusual cros?-examinatlon. It is un derstood that comparatively few witnesses Will be brought to the stand by the de fense. REGULAR TESTIMONY. Witnesses Examined and Tilts Between Attorneys. WhMi court met this morning the direct examination of Post Office Inspector Crow ell. who was on the stand when adjourn ment was taken last Friday afternoon was resumed. Mr. Crowell explained that he had made a careful search of the files of the department nnd was unable to find any order for Groff fasteners prior to 1W)5. Copies in letter-press books of orders for fasteners since 1?*5 were introduced, the defense, however, insisting that the gov ernment prove that the initials "A. W. M." on certain of them had been signed by Machen. Finally counsel admitted the gen uineness of the initials, al'hough, It was (Continued oo Eleventh Page ) MANY RUMORS AFLOAT REGARDING CONFERENCES WITH SENATOR GORMAN. Vote for Senator at Annapolis Again Indecisive?Democrats Call a Caucus. Special Dlsvteh to The Evening Star. STATE HOUSE, Annapolis, Md., Janu ary 25.?The senatorial deadlock In the gen eral assembly continues. The vote In to day's session was as follows:: Smith, 29; Rayner. 34; Carter. 9; Jackson, 5; Miles, 4; McCoraaa, 30. Necessary to a choice, 56. All sorts of rumoi-s are current today as a result of the conference held by the dem ocratic leaders with Senator Gorman in Washington on Saturday and Sunday. The supporters of ex-Gov. Smith claim that all opposition to their candidate on the part of Mr. Gorman has been withdrawn, but the friends of the other candidates deny this and assert that the senator is as much op posed to Mr. Smith as he has ever been, and Mr. Carter's friends deny that he has any Intention of deserting him. Mr. Ray ner's friends are still confident, and claim that he will win the tight. Another effort will be made by the demo cratic leaders to hold a caucus tomorrow night. If the supporters of ex-Govs. Smith and Jackson hold out there will be no cau cus, but they have not yet made up their minds as to what they will do. Those who were present at the Washing ton conferences say that only one thing was agreed upon, and that was that Mr. Rayner must be defeated at all hazards. None of Mr. Rayner's friends was present at the conferences, and none was Invited. The determination of the leaders seems to be to get as many votes away from Rayner as possible, and then determine upon their I plans. The outlook for a break In t'he dead lock is not bright, however, although a few ; hours may make an entire change In the situation. The members themselves are be coming tired of the delay, and if the lead ers do not soon decide upon a candidate the members may do so themselves. The vote today shows no material change, and the differences in the totals for each candidate resulted because of non-attend ance of several members. Only one ballot was taken, and at 12:30 p.m. both houses adjourned until Tuesday noon. KOREAN MINISTER TO LEAVE. Prevailing Belief in Official Circles at to the Cause. The Star announced several days ago in connection with the report of the Korean minister's written and oral refusal to dis close the whereabouts of Prince Euiwha, that preparations were making at the lega tion for the departure of the minister. It now appears from a Seoul dispatch that Mr. Minhul Cho has been relieved by his government of the Washington mission and that liis successor has been appointed. How | soon the present minister will leave Is not known. The reasons of the change are not known officially to this government, but in official circles the opinion is that the Seoul government became impatient with its rep resentative here because of his reticence in dealing with the Washington govern ment, and desired a more active man here, who would make strong representations to the State Department regarding our treaty with Korea, by which we agree to act as intermediator in case the integrity of that country is threatened. In the event that Kussia or Japan menace Korea's sover eignty it is fully expected that the hermit kingdom will appeal to President Roosevelt to protect it against the Russians or the Ja panese. The State Department has received a cablegram from Mr. Tower, the American ambassador at Berlin, saying that in official circles there the belief is strong that Russia and Japan will arrive at a peaceful ar rangement of their difficulties. The Korean minister, with an interpreter, called at the State Department $oday per sonally to confirm the contents of his com munication on Saturday in which he ad vised this government of Korea's declara I tion of neutrality. The minister admitted i through his interpreter that he would prob ably be relieved, though he did not give the name of his successor. The interview was productive of practically no news on the far eastern situation as the minister does not speak English and his Interpreter speaks It with difficulty. The Washington government has ceased even unofficial efforts to find some means of mediation in the far eastern question. Russia and Japan have both let the powers know informally that their difficulties can not be settled by a mediator. MAY HAVE TO STEP IN. Need for American Intervention in San Domingo Appears. The Navy Department has been advised of the recognition of the Morales govern ment in San Domingo. Order has in a measure been restored, and the Hartford lias left there for Guantanamo to rejoin the flag. Officials here do not believe that anything like permanent order in San Do mingo has been assured by the temporary victory of the Morales government, nor are they pleased that this particular faction is in the ascendency. It develops that had Wos y Gil returned to power he was pre pared to offer to the United States valu able concessions for the establishing of a coaling station on Samana bay; in fact, one report has It that he was desirous of ceding to this country the whole of this magnificent harbor without the payment of a cent. In this way he hoped to increase the interests of the United States in the island to such an extent that It would be necessary for us to guarantee the mainte nance of order there. Interesting information has come to Washington from time to time of schemes of certain business firms In New York to restore Wos y Gil to power, and his agent made the propoitlson to the State Depart ment looking to the Interference of the United States In this revolution-ravaged country. Secretary Hay has always re fused to consider the question of annexa tion, but the President and the Cabinet are said to realize that nothing like a perma nent solution of the Dominican problem has been found yet, and it la feared that the United Statee must eventually assume the obligations which European powers unhesitatingly assert rest upon us as an inheritance from the promulgation of the Monroe doctrine. Several European diplo mats have openly asserted that Europe looks to the United States "to clean up this Insufferable nuisance In the Interest of the general good." THE CITY POSTMASTER. Believed Mr. Meriitt Will Be Reap pointed. The Postmaster General today said that the papers in the case of Postmaster Mer ritt were not yet ready for the scrutiny of the President, with a view to reappoint ment of Mr. Merritt, or the selection of his successor, and that they certainly would not be presented to the President this week. Tiie term for which the appointment was made expired on December 13, and the city postmaster has been holding the office since that date at the pleasure of the'President. It is generally believed that be will be re appointed. Bitter Weather Last Night in Northwest. BLIZZARD IN ST. LOUIS MUCH SUFFERING AMONG THE POOR REPORTED. One Man Found Frozen to Death in the Outskirts of Chi cago. CHICAGO, January 25.?Piercing cold I made the whole northwest suffer tod:,y. The thermometer reached fifteen beliw In Chicago. The record here is twenty-three btlow and there Is some'expectation that a new low point will be touched before the cold spell Is ended. One man frozen stiff j was found by pedestrians on an outlying part of 32d street. He had apparently struggled along until, exhausted by the cold, I he had dropped unconscious and literally I was frozen to death in his tracks in the snow. The unidentified corpse was taken to a morgue. Th^re were countless in- I stances of frozen ears and hands. Traffic was greatly hampered. The cold today is the most Intense 1 so far this winter. Stretching to the north west, the mercvry shows a swiftly descend- 1 lng scale, the minumum in the United States being at Bismarck and Williston in Nc rth Dakota, where the official figures are thirty-four below zero. The crest of the I wave is, however, beyond the national I boundary line, Minnedosa, N. W. T., re porting thirty-eight below. There are no telegraph stations northward from Minne dcsa. Fifteen Below at Lincoln, Neb. LINCOLN, Neb., January 25.?The tem perature here today was 15 degrees below zero. Cold weather is reported from all over the state, the most severe being in the northeastern part, where a temperature of 1 24 degrees below was reported. KANSAS CITY, Mo., January 25 ?North western Missouri and northern anu western I Kansas are experiencing the coldest 1 weather of the season today, with a still I further fall in temperature predicted by tonight. In the northwestern portion of Missouri the temperature today averaged 10 degrees below zero; at Kansas City, 5 be- I low; at Concordia, Kan., near the Nebraska I line, 8 below; at Dodge City, in the central western portion of Kansas, zero, while at Wichita, central Kansas, it was 4 degrees I above zero. At Springfield, in southern Missouri, it is 30 degrees above zero. Snow I flurries are reported from all this part of I the southwest. LA CROSSE, Wis., January 25.?'The gov ernment thermometer here registered 2i I below today. There is much suffering among the poor of the city. j RACINE, Wis., January 25.?The weather here today Is the coldest in thirty years, the thermometer standing at 20 below zero. | Duluth Registers 32 Degrees Below, j DULUTH, Minn., January 25.?The ther- ] mometer here this morning registered 32 degrees below zero. ST. PAUL, Minn., January 25.?Thirty de grees below zero was the official weather record today. GRAND RAPIDS. Mich., January 23.? The official thermometer in the weather bureau here registered ft.3 degrees below zero at 0 a.m. This is the coldest of the winter. The cold is reported as general through western Michigan. DETROIT, January 25.?The official ther mometer In the United States weather bu reau registered 6 below zero for eight hours last night. Observer Conger predicts that It will stay close to the zero mark all day and fall slightly below again tonight. Al though there was of necessity suffering from the cold among the poor last night, no deaths have been reported today. Blizzard in St. Louis. ST. LOUIS. January 25.?Street car and railroad traffic is considerably delayed to day because of a blizzard that has pre vailed for several hours. While not the coldest day of the. season, the thermometer stands at 4 degrees above zero, a few points higher than the lowest point reached t'hi? winter. ST. JOSEPH, Mo., January 25.?This lo cality has been in the grip of a blizzard since Sunday morning, and last night wai the coldest of the season, the mercury reg istering 10 degrees below zero. PEORIA, 111., January 25.?A snowstorm has been raging since a late hour last night. Several inches of snow haa fallen, and street car traffic has been interfered with. The thermometer this morning is 5 degrees below zero, and It is still snowing fiercely. Trains are also considerably delayed. Rivers Frozen Over at Keokuk. KEOKUK, Iowa, January 25.?Both the Mississippi and the Des Moires rivers are frozen almost solid. The thermometer is 8 below and falling. Farms in the bot toms are surrounded by frozen lakes. All rivers and creeks are bankful and frozen tight. Much danger is expected when the Ice breaks in the spring. Flood conditions are expected to be more serious than last summer. Specials from the state report extreme cold everywhere. At St. Louis, Mich., the thermometer registered 2tf degrees below zero; at Marine City, 16 below, and at Bay City, 18 below. Trains are late on account of the cold and snow, and the interurban trolley cars in the southern part of the state are having more trouble than ever before, several spending the night in drifts between Detroit and Jackson. The pas sengers were driven to near-by towns. DISTRICT DAY POSTPONED. Local Matters Will Be Discussed by tho House Next Monday. The consideration of legislation affecting the District of Columbia In the House of Representatives was today postponed by unanimous consent until next Monday. To day was District day under the rules of the House, and several Important measures, In cluding the bill for cleaning out the alley slums through the condemnation of insani tary buildings, had been prepared for pres entation by the District committee. When Chairman Babcock moved the con sideration of District business, Representa tive Hull of Iowa, chairman of the commit tee on military affairs, asked if he would not consent to let the local measures go over until .Monday next in order that the con sideration of the army appropriation bill, which has been before the House several days already, might be proceeded with. Mr Babcock said he did not wish to inter fere with the dispatch of business by the House, and if unanimous consent were given for the consideration of District legis lation next Monday he would not object. This consent was obtained, and the House later went Into committee of the whole for the further discussion of the army bill. From 125 to 150 Men En" tombed. LITTLE HOPE FOR THEM DISASTER AT HARWICK COL LIERY, NEAR CHESWICK, PA. Big Force of Rescuers Working Hard to Get at the Unfor tunate Ones. PITTSBURG, Pa., January 25.?Between 125 and 150 men were entombed today by an explosion in the shaft of the Hardwick Coal Company, neqr Cheswick. None of them had been rescued at noon, and it Is believed that many of them were either killed outright by the explosion or have been suffocated by the gas. Several hun dred men are at work trying to liberate the men imprisoned inside. About 200 men are employed at the mine, 1G0 working inside and the re mainder on the tipple. The men on the tipple were badly burned by the explos ion. With a loud report and an upheaval like an earthquake the woodwork of the tipple was destroyed. The walls of the shaft were filled with rocks and earth, completely shutting off all means of es cape for those in the mine. Location of Explosion Unknown. Whether the explosion occurred at the far extremity of the mine and killed the men by the concussion or whether It oc curred nearer the shaft and imprisoned the men is not known. There have been no means as yet of finding the exact na ture of the disaster and the number of men that were killed. If the mine entrance cannot be cleaned out so the men can get fresh air, all will have perished in the course of a few hours. With the knowledge that scores of lives de pended on the prompt action of laborers at the mouth of the mine, an excited gang of men was working with mlghi and main. Help was summoned from all sources avail able, and as many men are assisting in the work of rescue as can conveniently work there Half a dozen men working near the mouth of the pit on the tipple were caught in the wreckage and a number were seriously In jured. One man, It is thought, cannot re cover. . The other men employed on the tipple were working further away from the shaft and escaped uninjured. Superintendent George Sheets, as soon as he heard of the accident, telephoned to Cheswick and Springdale for assistance. Gangs of workmen were sent in response, and physicians hurried to tlie scene to take care of the injured. The mine is about one mile from Cheswick, and walkopened about two years ago. The companSis allied with the Allegheny Coal Companyjfcind it ts Mid was operated by Cleveland capitalists. The mine, It was stated, has always been a gas eous one, but there has never been any serious trouble there before today. Rescue Force From Cheswick. Supt. Sheets telephoned to J. R. Morris, manager of the Pittsburg Tool and Drop Forge Company, at Cheswick, for assist ance, and the works there were closed and the entire force of men, numbering seventy tlve, were sent to the scene of the explosion. J. R. Morris ot the forge company was in Pittsburg shortly after the accident, and communicated with by the managers of the coal company. Mr. Morris said that he was acquainted with the mine where the explo sion occurred. He said that the shaft was about 220 feet deep. In the inside of the mine the headings had not been made piore than half a mile. He said that the mine had been but recently connected with tn? Pittsburg and Bessemer railroad, the new tracks being opened but last week. Pitiful Scenes About the Mine. Supt. Sheets stated that he feared the worst, but there was a possibility that some of the miners might have sought refuge in one of the mine chambers away from the fire, and in this way escape death. The scene about the mouth of the pit was indeed pitiful. Hundreds of wives and children surrounded the mouth of the shaft, crazed with grief and anxiously awaiting any news from the entombed men. As quickly as possible a n. Jlng party was organized, but no one has as y?t been able to descend Into the mine. The rescu ing party has sent to Cheswick for a Sheaf, with which It is hoped to reaoh the im prisoned men. , Three of the injured were brought to this city one, Henry Mahew, dying upon arrival. The two others, George Waltman and F. w. Gillespie, were removed to the Allegheny General Hospital. Waltman will die. L'p to 1:30 o'clock this afternoon no one had entered the mine and nothing is known of the entombed men. The officials of the company are awaiting the arrival of the mine Inspector, who is now on his way to the mine. Cheswick is a small town about fifteen miles north of this city on the West Penn railroad. The mine is located two miles from that place. A SERVICE PENSION. House Leaders in Conference With the Speaker on the Subject. Some of the republican leaders of the House were In conference today with Speaker Cannon upon the subject of the proposed service pension bill, which Is being urged very vigorously. The House com mittee on invalid pensions Is now at work pn the proposition, having several bills be fore It providing as many different plans for a service pension. There ts strong pressure In the House In behalf of such a bill comtng from the vet erans throughout the country. It 1s op posed by some of the more conservative re publican* on the score of expense, but thus far the opposition h~s not been put for ward in a practical manner. Many who op pose the bill are disinclined to publicly avow opposition for fear of being misunder stood. The friends of the proposition claim that the President has signified his willingness that a service pension bill should be passed. | ' ??? ? NOTHING SUE SIM. Controller's Decision in the Joseph W. Parish Gas*. The controller of the treasury has ren dered a decision In the somewhat celebrated case of Joseph W. Parish against the Unit ed States. The claim grew out of a con tract dated March B, 1863, to furnish the medical department of the army in the middle west for a specified period with Ice at a fixed price. By an aot passed by Con gress last year the contnrolier was instruct ed to examine Lha case and to pay to Parish any amount found tcf be due under his contract. The auditor for the War Department found a balance in favor of the claimant of 9181,368. This finding, how ever, is reversed by the controller, who finds nothing due and so closes the ease. H. Smith Woolley Renomi nated Assayer. DECIDED UPON TODAY HAS REFUTED THE CHARGES BROUGHT AGAINST HIM. President Invited to a Boston Celebra tion, bat Cannot Attend?Some of Today's Callers. ? The President, on the recommendation of Senator Heyburn ol Idaho, today sent to the Senate the name of H. Smith Woolley, a former bishop of the Mormon Church, as assayer of the mint at Boise, thus disposing of a case about which there has been a great deal of comment and, in Idaho, much bitter political and religious feeling. The matter was settled at the White House this morning at a conference Senator Heyburn had with President Roose velt and Secretary 8haw, at which the whole case against Woolley was carefully gene over, and a decision reached. Woolley was appointed as assayer in the summer and was serving m the office when Congress met in extra session. At the conclusion of the extra session, Mr. Woolley's con firmation not having been acted upon. It was decided that he no longer held office under the laws relating to confirmations. Piior to this, however, charges had been filed against Woolley In the Treasury De partment alleging improper management of a business in which Woolley had been engaged a number of years ago. The Treas ury Department made a careful Investiga tion of the charges and had about reached the conclusion that Woolley was not a fit person to be named for assayer again; in fact, the determination had been reached that he would not be named to succeed himself. Before the official announcement of the fact could be made, however. Senator Heyburn and Woolley sucoeeded In bringing up facts to disprove those that had been submitted by Woolley's enemies to the Treasury Department. The Investigation was continued and the charges were de clared to be based upon political hatred of the deepest kind. A good deal of ill feeling was shown to exist throughout the entire affair. Senator Heyburn presented the matter in such a favorable light for Woolley that the President this morning etermined to send the name of the Mormon leader to the Senate without delay. The old threats of a fierce fight against Woolley are expected to be put into exe cution and everything possible will be done against the confirmation of his nomination by Senator Dubois and a contingent of republicans of the Borah faction in Idaho. The democrats of Idaho are making a fight against alleged Mormon domination in po litical affairs and the fight has been get ting more intense in Its bitterness for some time. All the old charges against Woolley will be revived In the Senate and given an airing there. The Denver Post Office. Upon the recommendation of Representa tive Brooks of Colorado the President has selected T. J. Sours as postmaster of Den ver to succeed John B. Twombly, who took charge of the office upon the death of the postmaster some time ago. The selection of Sours is said to be satisfactory to both of the factions that are fighting for control of the Colorado republican machine. Sours is a business man with a good record. The followers of ex-Senator Wolcott favor nis nomination, while the Anti-Walcott faction makes no opposition. The death of Gen. D. R. Collier, pension agent of the United States at Louisville, leaves vacant the best federal position m Kentucky and, there will be a scramble for it. Leslie Combs, who is now the minister of this country to Guatemala and Hondur as. was formerly pension agent at Louis ville. When he was sent to the South American mission General Collier was ap pointed. The President looks to John W. Yerkes, commissioner of internal revenue, for all the recommendations for Kentucky offices, and Mr. Yerkes will name the man for this vacancy. Representative Dalzell saw the President today about the appointment of a man aB appraiser of the port at Pittsburg. Mr. Dalzell made a recommendation. The Fight at Malabon. A painting of the fleroe fight at Malabon, Philippine Islands, March 25, 1880, was shown to the President today. It la owned by J. H. Threw of New York and was paint ed by Isldro Dies, a Filipino. The painting represents the burning of Malabon and the attack of the United States forces. The painting contains the 2d Oregon Regiment, the Utah Battery, one company of the 4th Cavalry and the 22d Infantry, Invited to a Boston Celebration. Representative McNary of Boston pre sented to the President a delegation of South Boston citizens?E. B. Barry, E. J. Powers, D. V. Mclsaacs, David L. White and Benjamin White?who Invited the Pres ident to attend the celebration of the 128th anniversary of the evacuation of Boston by the British. March 17 is the date for the celebration, which will be an imposing one this year. The President was pleased to re ceive the invitation, but said that he would not be able to accept it. As heretofore stat ed, It is not his purpose to go out of Wash ington while Congress is in session, and he will make few visits of any kind this year. His plan Is to go lo Oyster Bay soon after Congress adjourns and to remain there un til the fall. The President will go to Oyster Bay prior to the meeting of the republican national convention, June 21, unless he changes his plans. Senator Lodge and Representative Law rence saw the President about a Massa chusetts matter. Some of Today's Callers. Senator Hansbrough Introduced Dr. Kues ter, an official of the Interior department of Prussia, who is In this country studying the municipalities of the United Sta.tes. He has spent some time In New York and other cities and Is now on his way south. Representative Lacey of Iowa presented some friends. Representative Curtis of Kansas present ed constituents, one of them being Albert T. Reld. the cartoonist of the Kansas City Journal and the Topeka Star. Senator Long of Kansas. Senator Blackburn of Kentucky, Senator Overman of North Carolina, Sena tor Cullom of Illinois. Senator Dillingham of Vermont. Senator Hale of Maine, 'Sena tor Kearns of Utah and a number of mem bers of the House were callers during the morning. Representative Champ Clark of Missouri called on the President to ask that the ap pointment of a postmasteAU Mexico, Mis souri, be held up until one of the candi dates could get his papers to Washington. Mr. Clark received a telegram from one of the candidates asking him to delay the ap pointment until his own papers could be sent on and filed. Senator Beveridge of Indiana had a con ference of some length with the President relative to pending legislative matters. Banian Bishop Tikhon Arrives. , NEW YORK, January 28.?Bishop Tikhon i of ths Russian Orthodox Church of North 1 America arrived today on the steamship I Auguste Victoria from Hamburg. J. P. GOGGIN ARBESTED TREASURER OF TRUST COMPANY ATT EMBEZZLER. Said to Be Nearly $100,000 Short in His Accounts at Nashua, N. H. NASHUA, N. H., January 25.?John P. Goggln, treasurer of the Nashua Trust Company, was aVrested today, charged with embezsllng a sum of money from the bank. The amount Is placed at between $80,000 and $100,000. The Nashua Trust Company did not open its doors today, and the Institution Is In charge of the state bank commissioners, pending a further examination. Goggln was held In $10,000 bonds for the grand Jury. He made no statement, but It was said that his downfall was not due to speculation, but to his having given assist ance from time to time to a friend. Goggln Is one of the most prominent bank officials In New Hampshire, and Is well known In banking circles in Boston. Lowell and other Massachusetts cities. He came here from the west about ten years ago, and in a short time he was made treasurer of the trust company. He Is about forty years old and has a family. In banking circles here the hope was held out today that the defalca tion would not result In the permanent closing of the company. The Nashua Trust Company has a capital of $160,000. and usually carries deposits run ning in amount from $600,000 to $050,000 In the savings department. The bank also had a check deposit department, the de posits In which will swell the total carried by the bank to about $1,000,000. EDITORS INDORSE ROOSEVELT. Hoosier Scribes Also Promise Re-Elec tion to Senator Beveridge. Special Di?p?tch to The Evening Star. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.. January 25.?Fer vid resolutions were passed in a hotly con tested election of officers at the last session of the Indiana Republican Editorial Asso ciation. There was not a voice raised on the floor by the editors against the resolutions in dorsing President Roosevelt and Senator Beveridge, but under the surface there was and had been vigorous but Ineffectual op position to parts of the resolution. Fairbanks supporters oame to the oom mlttee on resolutions before the session and objected to the eulogies. They said the Roosevelt faction had fixed the committee through President Stivers, who was ac cused of putting only Beveridge men on the committee. This Stivers denied. The resolutions commended Gov. Durbln and the state officials, and urged the selec tion of Hanna as chairman of the national committee. The resolution on Roosevelt reads: The republican press of Indiana heartily approves and Indorses the cour ageous, wise and patriotic administration of Theodore Roosevelt as President of the United States, and we most emphatically favor his nomination and election for an other term in the office so ably and accept ably filled by him, and we pledge our most earnest efforts to this end. Both Senators Fairbanks and Beveridge were warmly praised in the next resolution, which closed with the declaration that "for Beveridge we declare our loyal support for his re-election to the Senate of the United States." T TF.TTT. FLAKE'S DEATH. Treacherously Fired on During a Par ley With the Moros. The following Is an extract of a cable gram received at the adjutant general's office this morning from Maj. Gen. Wade, commanding the division of the Philippines, concerning the death of 2d Lieut. Camp bell W. Flake and the wounding of 2d Lieut. William E. Roberts and Private Foy: "Referring to telegram from this office of 23d instant, affair Incident to mainte nance of order to Moros, who were given one month to bring in the men who fired into Lieut. Col. Marion P. Maus and party in December. Failed to do so. Maj. Robert L. Bullard, civil governor of the lake dis trict of Mindanao, reports he was with con.mand and while parleying on land side of the town the Moros on the lake side treacherously opened Are on a portion of the command, killing 2d Lieut. Campbell W. Flake, wounding 2d Lieut. William E. Roberts and Private Foy. Cottas then taken. No further casuallties. Five Lan takas, five rifles and quantity of Moros' arms and ammunition were captured. Twenty Moros were killed. WADE." NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERS. Their Friends in Congress Will Seek Desired Legislation. Efforts will be made by members of the Civil Engineer Corps of the navy to obtain congressional legislation at this session of Congress providing for an increase of rank in this corps commensurate with that en Joyed by members of other corps in the navy. Secretary Moody disapproved the request of Rear Admiral Endicott, chief of the bureau of yards and docks, providing for this last fall, and the President ap proved the Secretary" s action. The con struction corps has no intention of influ encing legislation in violation of the strict naval regulation on this point, but the friends of the Engineer Corps in Congress will endeavor to interest the members of the naval committees in the subject, with a view ol having the civil engineers present their case at the Capitol through one of their number. Rear Admiral Endicott is not taking part in this movement for the reason that the action of the Secretary pre cludes further activity on his part along this line. RETRACTION DEMANDED. Mr. Buneau-Varilla Will Take Legal Steps Unless It is Given. Mr. Bunau-Varilla, the minister from Panama, has officially advised the Wash ington and Panama governments that he has, through his attorneys, demanded of a New York newspaper a retraction and apology for certain "false and libelous statements," which it has printed regard ing his connection with the Panam# canal and the revolution. Mr. Bunau-Varilla announces that if a satisfactory reply is not forthcoming within a reasonable time and the same is not an absolute fulfillment of his demands he "will go to the extreme limit of the law to have tjje guilty parties punished." The minister regrets the necessity of such dras tic measures, but as he has advised his own and the government to which he is ac credited, he feels it necessary that what he asserts is "malicious slander" of his char acter should be stopped forthwith. For the present the minister will not avail hi maul i of the diplomatic immunities to which as a minister plenipotentiary he is entitled to gain his end. Fourth-Class Postmasters. ? The following fourth-class postmasters were appointed today: Maryland?Garrison, Milton Chenewlth. Virginia?Dulany, Millard F. Scott; Mc Henry, Lillie M. Dickerson. Democrats at Capitol on His Announcement. ANGUISH FOR HEARST [HAS BEEN TBYING TO CABBY WATER OK BOTH SSOTJLDEBS. Eastern and Southern Men Are Going Ahead, Leaving the Nebraskan Out of Calculation. Democrats at the Capitol are dlscussin? In the cloak rooms and lobbies the an nouncement which Mr. Bryan Is makliiK In the east. They are easting about in their minds for an explanation of his course, but thus far no one Is able to advance a satis factory reason. Some say that Ar. Bryan Is getting ready to go out Into the lecture field, and Is In a very forehanded way ob taining some notoriety and advertising worth dollars per. Others say that Mr. Bryan. In behalf of the 6.000,000 voters who stuck to him four years ago. Is endeavoring to retain his hold on the democratic party, and that his pronouncements In the east are only In the line of serving notice upon th? reorganlzers that he will have to be ac counted for at St. Louis next July. It is said that Mr. Bryan Is causing Mr. Hearst keen anguish by his declaration In favor of reaffirmation of the discredited Kansas City platform. Southern and east ern democrats in common are engaged in picking planks out of that platform at a rate which demonstrates plainly that they will have none of It at St. Louis. Mr. Hearst's boom has up to this time been In a measure linked with Mr. Bryan's name. Indeed, the Hearst superstructure is said to have Its foundation upon the element that Mr. Bryan is supposed to most directly rep resent. To Carry "Water on Both Shoulders. Mr. Hearst has been careful, however, not to run amuck against the reorgan ize?. He has been trying to carry water on both shoulders. As a friend of labor he has promised to look out for the work Ingman. As a capitalist himself and an employer of labor he has promised that the plutocrats shall come to no harm. His efforts to cater to the capitalistic) classes and to gain their support are badly handicapped, it is said, by his as sociation with Mr. Bryan and Mr. Bryan's complete indorsement of tiie popuiistio platform of 19O0. It Is true Mr. Hearf-t has never repudiated that platform, but his boomers have not been talking abt> it it much and they have not yet auggesiud that it should be reaffirmed. The trouble which confronts the Hearst | boom, democrats say, is that he can't let go of Bryan In the west, and if he sticks I to Bryan in the east he cannot hope to [ get any of the support of the conserva tive democracy. Leaving Bryan Out of Calculation. Mr. Bryan's statement that no man who bolted the regular ticket in 1900 can be nominated at St. Louis does not create any consternation among conservative demo crats. The southern and eastern reorganis ed are going right ahead leaving Mr. Bryan out of their calculation. They Intend to control the democratic convention and think they can do it. The man they nominate may be bolted by the radical Brynaites or not, but they are not letting that thought | worry them at all. Neither have they many fears that Bryan will be able to work his will In the convention. He might have with the aid of the Hearst delegates picked up here and there a following which would I represent in gross one-third of the con vention, but they will be spilt up, it Is said, among the states and as the unit rule will prevail their total strength cannot be com bined to prevent the two-thirds from hav ing its own way. STORM OF OPPOSITION. | Democratic Leaders Against Beafflrma tion of Kansas City Platform. Mr. Bryan's declaration In New York last week that the democratic party In the coming national convention should reaffirm the Kansas City platform and the plat form of 189fl has brought forth a storm of opposition from democratic leaders. Congressmen, national commlttmen, editors and party workers generally deprecate his position. The New York Herald of yesterday con tained a poll of 101 senators and represen tatives on Mr. Bryan's proposition. Of the 101 congressmen canvassed 04 were opposed to Mr. Bryan's plan, 4 were In favor of it and 33 were non-committal. The Herald today continues Its dlscus | slon of the subject and says: The accompanying table of states, giving I the democratic representation in Congress I and the manner in which It Is divided on this all-absorbing question, is believed not to overstate the overwhelming feeling that Mr. Bryan must be checked, sharply and at once, In his effort to repeat the cam* paigns of 1X96 and 1900. | Counting men who do not want to talk | openly at this time and those who have expressed themselves to the tierald. 102 democrats in Congress are opposed to Mr. j Bryan's views, out of a total of 211; 42 | are non-committal and only 7 are for Mr. Bryan. Democrat* in Against For Non-com State. Congress. Bryan. Bryan, initial. Alabama 11 II ?? ?? Arkansas 9 5 .. 4 California 3 3 .. ?? Colorado 3 1 1 1 Delaware 1 1 ?? Florida 5 5 ?? ? ? Georgia ? 13 12 ?? 1 Idaho ......... 1 1 ?? ?? Illinois 8 8 ?? .. Indiana ........ 4 .. ? ? 4 Iowa 1 1 ? Kentucky 12 4 1 Louisiana 9 6 ?? 8 Maryland 8 8 ?? ? Massachusetts ..4 4 Michigan 1 1 ?? ?? Minnesota 1 ?? ? ? Missouri 17 8 1 8 Mississippi .!.. 10 10 .. .. Montana 2 2 .. Nob, asks 1 1 ?; N.vada 2 1 -. ? New Jersey 8 8 .. ?? New York 17 1' ? , North Carolina. 12 10 2 .. | Ohio 4 .. ?? 4 lVnusylranla 4 4 Rl-ode Island... 1 1 ? ? ?? South Carolina.. # 5 .. Tonnessee 10 7 .. 3 Teias 18 17 1 Virginia 11 11 ?? ? ? Wisconsin 1 ? ? 1 Totals .... 2U 162 ~7 42 The New York World of yesterday con rained replies to the following query tele graphed to the members of the democratic national committee, the chairmen of the democratic state committee and to the editors of lending democratic newspapers throughout the country: "Is it. In your belle/, the right policy for ?he democratic party to reaffirm the plat forms of 1890 and 1900?" The World summarizes the replies as fol lows: National committeemen? For reaffirmation t