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No. 16,138. WASHINGTON, D. 0., MONDAY, NOV SR1i194WNT AES W CNS TEN :VENG STAR. PUBLISHED DAILY, 3103P!'SUNDAY. basiesm., nath s..ht as pstrlvaala aims The Eveing Star Newsprr OMPy. I. . nAuWVNAi, Piisit. Um Ytork 03... Tifba.n Bfadiag. Chag Oft: Tribene 1111MIg. The Evening Star Ia served to subscribems in the city boy carritrs. on theIr own aecount, at 10 cents per %"ik. or 44 cents per month. Cople- at the ronter. 2 cents eaeb. By mall-anywbere in the U. 6. or ('anada-poetage prepaid-50 cents per month. Saturday Star. 32 pages, $1 per year; witth for Pign intage added. $3.60. tl.ntered at the 'oat Ofie@ at Washington, D. .. as neceni cla'e mail -matter.) L, All mail aubscriptiona nast be paid In advant, Dates of advetiaing Made k 3on e anplhettm. AUP-COAST TWISTER Wind, Rain and Snow Visit Atlantic Coast States. CYCLONIC CHARACTER TELEGRAPH, TELEPHONE AND RAILWAY TRAFFIC IMPEDED. Snowfall as Far South as North Caro lina and Tennessee-Damage to Shipping-Rescues. NEW YORK, November 14.-Comnuni eation with the west, after having been cut off for many hours by Sunday's storm. was re-established soon after 3 o'clock this morning by the Associ:-ted Iresu. This was accomplished through a telephone wire be tween Baltimore and Chicago. Morse tele graph instruments displaced tie telepholc devices and a restricted service was at once begun. It developed that Washington had been in almost constant ctommunication with the west during the night, and news Pent by the Associated Press from its New York office to Boston. thence by way of Portland. Me., and the Canadian telegraph lines to Chicago and the 1%ost was relayed back to points east of Ci:!eago as far as Washington. The wirc service betwien Bltimore and Washington was still c.jmtupi.teIy tut of service at 5 o'clock this nirniig. poles and wires having been carrti d down in many places by the great we-ght of w.t snow and the intense force exerted by the furious gale. New England telegrapic circuits and those to Phiidelphiaa nd l ltimo:e were tie only ones in working order. The dam age to wires is tie most seiious which the tel-graph coniii rues htv- fat d in many years. It sprt'ad over a wide area and caused a great rush, to ge, -at :epair gangs, who were hurri'dly started in the nght by special trains over all the railroad lines north, west and so . itti. itle could be ac copniliished, how.ver, until dlylight. The wirewe toond :o boe diown com pletely nortt. w'st and east of Aib ny, and north of Poughkeepsh- o:m th- New York 'entral. 'rhe.re wa but on - wire working On this route, and that ex-mded only to Ptighlke, psie. Oi tie lEi line, over which! many circvt to 'wgo are oper ated. 10, poles were kuo k''l down tnear Pot t .ervis. N. Y. N. win . w -re lef: south of P dhinmore nor between Philadelphia and liarisburg. Much tioul e lso exists south of \ashngton. where the storm first ap I-ared. In the l;tter city s'veral iteh's of e'now fell. The storm heg in at 11 o'clock am. with a dtizzlling rain. which soon turIeId into heavy wet snow. Ow ing to tt.* width of tIs storm's pith much delay to railway trafne i' antic paited. as t he telegraph largely controls the move ments of trains. Effect on Stock Exchanges. The private wires of almost every stock exchange commission house were out of commission. One prominent firm had com munieation over its direct wires to Phila delphia and similar communication was bad with Boston, though with some dif ficulty. On the cotton exchange business was virtually at a standstill. All telegraph wire communication to New Orleans was c 't off and across the quota tion board on the trading floor was written *No wires." In the first half hour of the cotton market less than half a dozen trans actions were made. At the produce ex change a similar state of affairs was re ported and business there was stagnant. One packing house reported indirect com mumnicatttin with Pittshurg and Chicago. but all other financial wires were still out of commission. IN NEW YORK HARBOR. Desperate Attempts at Rescue-Worst Storm Ever Experienced. After one of the most desperate attempts at rescue ev'er see'n in New York harbor. the eleven men who were passengers on the wrecked ferry boat Port Morris were taken off in a .small steam launch manned by a volunteer crew of harbor police. The Port 7itrris le'ft 99th street for College Point at *:30 o'clock with elev'en passengers and four large trucks and their drivers. The wind blew a hurricane across Bowery bay and the V.aves were lashed half way to the top of the craft by the fury of the storm. The vessei was proct'eding slowly, picking its way through the tortutous channel, hut the alnow blinded thte pilot and shut out familiar lights. st that when a short distance from College Point the Port MorrIs struck a ledge, the heavy sea forced the vessel Into a rocky trap and she soon settled in a help less positlion. The steamer's signals of distress were answered by the health department steamer Franklin Edson, whtich made many at tempts to stand by. 'The tide, wind and darkness rendered this so perilous that the Edson returned to New York and sent word to thet polhce boat patrol, a much smaller vessel. Thei. patrol made live ineffectual at e-mpts to reac-h the Port Morris and nar rowly e'scapedt goting on the ledge the last tim.. I'nable' to sutcor the storm-bound craft the patro'l steamed to New York and cath . fomr voliuntters to man a lifeboat. Six ment respondtetd andi in thle fac' oif the biting gal. tie beoat st arted for the ferry boat. Itefo re the lif,'-sav'ers c'ouldl reach the Poert Morris a' small steam iunchi. sent out by tie captain of the Edson. got under the lee of the wree'k, and after extreme dif faculty, in whih they were subjected to great danger, the e.leven passengers were lo wer ed itoi the lat unchI. The fotur truck dr:v.t refused to deteert their horses. iThe launchl attemapted to land the passen gers. bt with its gunwales almnost at the wat.r i' .dge and Ithe waves sweeping over thte hitth- erift, this was ltmpos-alble, and after muchti lor thme passengers were tranisferre'd to thle patrol, which landed trm it -a st 1h31m stret. Thi. catain of thei' patrol sail last night was 'tne of Itie worst het hadit ver s.etn otn Eamst Ii\er Survivors Suffered From Shock. the l'trt Morris n. wats taken off altng with thme p..entg.'r" sitffering froitm shoek. atnd TIh e rewo of the fertryboatt remained aboittm' Thei Port Mottle is not leaking. andi it I' thoiightt sih' ant be~ plmledl off tt high titde tomirrow moning. t'apt. 4 'olliniS 11.bi the polih'. that the light ont the red Ii'liht -rpIille bietweent Siuthi l-rtheIr is1.i1 aini lt'rri. Ilandtt was not I lihtel last tnigh t. It was tnear the red light stptile that till. lort Metris wett agr.'on Aboumit t5.'lk in thle atftttrnoonmt the har btor tpollce iof thet subistattitn at the' foott tof East l2T.M street ret-eiived wortd that a naphthal lattn'h, wtiih two mn . abt'd, was in tilstress off Stepin~g Stotne hlit near hart's lsintd. Th'ough that point is eight er int m it's from t he ha rhbor p~olice subl statioin. its electrie launch No. '5 was mnan med. atnd. with a rawboat in tow, started on a journey of rescne in the teeth of the storm ragr at that time. The pollee launch had not proceeded far on her way whetn the. rowboat int tow tilled and was swamped. The rowboat wits cut loose and the launch proceeded to the waters about Stepping Stone light. The sound in that v'icinity was free of craft. Protbing was seen of the nanhtha lunch LEADERS DETERMINED Proposed Reduction of South ern Representation. DENIAL OF SUFFRAGE 1IGHT EEING PLANNED POR THE NEXT WNG SESSION. - r 0 C Public Discussion of the Matter in the , Late Political Campaign-Speaker N I Cannon's Arguments. 1 It is Well understood among a number of 8 republican leaders in Congress that an ef- d fort will be made at the next long session fI to reouce the representation of states in ic the House of Representatives in proportion ft to the extent to which the suffrage is de nied their citizens. Massachusetts and Mississippi would receive relatively equal d treatment in the reduction. If an extraor dinary session of the Fifty-ninth Congress I should be assembled, the subject would probably be taken up then. The conviction has been growing in re- t cent years. stimulated by a number of close congressional fights, prior to the land slide, that the situation is intolerable, with respect to the over-representation of the southern states in the House. The north ern republicans have been demanding that 0 one or two things shall be done-and they b don't very much care which is adopted- T namely, that the negro vote in the south II be counted or when excluded the represen- t1 tation in Congress shall conform to the ac- ri tual vote cast. The Fight Postponed. r For the past four Congresses the subject n has been discussed in earnest. The leaven In set to work by a little coterie of republi- G cans has been doing its work, and in the last session resulted in a formal caucus of v republicans of the House. It was then d determined to be inadvisable to take up the. fight. Congress wanted to get away and go to work on the campaign. It was recognized that a long and bitter fight would have to be made to get the desired legislation, and men in neither body were ready to undertake it. During the campaign there was a great Seal of discussion of the subject among re publicans in their private councils. When Ihe congressional campaign committee started in to fikure out the prospect, the irst thing they ran up against was that wall of 126 representatives in the House 'rom the solid south. There was no similar 4 situation in the north. There they stood, L nucleus of 126, around which to gather t possible democratic Horse. Chairman 7owherd of the opposing committee knew It, and it comforted him exceedingly until he went to New York and tried to make the Belmont-Sheehan-McCarren outfit dis gorge some campaign funds, and they re minded him that he had 126 members sure h and ought to be able to pick up the rest. 8 The republican national committee took cognizance of the evil of over-representa- d tion. and one of the few campaign docu- n ments issued by the committee was an ex- ti position of the extent and scope of the de privation of actual suffrage and the false representation in Congress. M4ny speeches 4 made in the campaign took that issue as 0 their text. Speaker Cannon's Arguments. 0 A great deal of the press matter fur nished by the national and congressional e committees bore upon the subject. Speaker l Cannon. in his campaign in New England, 0 paid a great deal of attention to it and ad dressed his remarks mainly to New Eng land democrats, pointing out how they did themselves and the interests of their sec Igo tion an injustice by helping to swell the t democratic representation in Congress that was based upon erroneous election statis- C tics. r In New England he showed the voters how a single congressional district up t north would cast a greater vote than the t vote of eight or nine representatives from is a southern state and how the industrial output of that district would exceed tue output of a state in the south, the idea be ing to contrast the relative political power of the sections and the relative importance 1A of Industries. In the middle west the same leaven has been working. It is all for the purpose of awakening the voters to the evils that the re leaders see. It was determined that edu- ti cation was necessary. Some of the leaders In the caucus last session pointed out that r an awful stir would be made in the middle 1 states and even in the east. They said the w American people were a kindly and gener- o ous folk, good natured, and not inclined to bear down upon their neighbors. A "iorce bill," as such a measure would instantly be dubbed by the southerners, would sound a harshly in the ears of people of the central sections. Attitude of the South- c But these same leaders resolved that it was time to do something. They pictured b the south as sitting by its plantation side, gazing into the dying embers o past while smoking the corn-cob pipe of t retrospection, and were determined that the march of progress of the east and north should not be arrested by the Bour bon spirit. Every time an economic meas ure came up in Congress there were those 126 inflated votes, solidly arraigrped against the rest of the country, stubborn, unsus ceptible to reason, dead set in their Bour- tl bonism. They knew that down south the c business interests were stirring uneasily, but the Bourbons controlled the ballot box. The agitation has been renewed since e election day. The solid south has been U< compressed into eyen narrower space by' t the pressure of progress on its northern borders. The republican leaders are ask lag themselves now, shall we permit this n narrowed and restricted area to continue t' to hold such a mighty balance of power inA Congress? Suppose, it is asked, that the negro vote in the south could have been a counted in this election; would not the en-t tire Union, with the possible exception of V Texas. voted the republican ticket, with its principles of progress and prosperity? The leaders realize that it is no easy task that is before them. They do not know whether it can be accomplished ine the coming Congress or not. It is yet to be determined whether the good-natured, easy- ~ going people of the middle section have been sufficiently aroused to the situatioin lo. in dorse stringent measures. But the effort will be made. The men who have the case in hand have been pre paring for the fight, and whether it is won U or not in the coming Congress, it is t0 be a waged with all ardor. Death of Consul Touvelle. t The State Department is informed that r'i William W. Touvelle, United States consul tl at Belfast, Ireland, died at his home at U Wauseon, Ohio, yesterday, where hie was on la leave of absence. Mr. Touvelie was ap pointed consul at Belfast in July, 1897. Personal Mention. Judge Advocate General Diehel of the navy 5 has returned to the city from a visit of in spection to the ngtval prison at Boston and to the prison ship Southery at the navy j yard, Pot smouth, N. H.o rlh~neeamh ha. matn==m to te m..y a reported to have been in need of succor. and the police boat put back to her station. Prisoners' Death Feared. Three prisoners from among several hun dred confined on an island in the East river for petty offenses are thought to have lost their lives in Sunday's storm. They were "trusties," and had rowed a party of visi tors back to the city. In the face of the storm the men started back to the island. but their boat was caught in the high seas which swept them out of sight. Watchers along the shore saw them attempt repeat edly to gain shelter. but without success. and it is thought they were swept into Long Island sound. Worst Wire Conditions Ever Known. POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y., November 14 The worst wire conditions ever known in this city resulted from the storm of yes terday and last night. Beginning with rain the downpour turned into snow and the wires were soon weighted down, causing thc poles and wires to fall all over the city and in the country. The trunk lines of the Western Union, the Postal Telegraph and the long distance telephone are all down with the exception of one Western Un;ion wire. which was used all night, to dispatch New York Central trains, the movcments of which were but slightly de layed by the storm. The streets are full of live wires and, dur ing the night. Mayor Hine ordered all pow er shut off so that the city was in dark ness and the trolley cars were stalled. Po licemen warned citizens to keep off the streets and liverymen refused to send out chr5q. Linemen worked all night and ears were running today, but all lines of com muniention were still crippled. Similar con dittons are reported throughout the state. Every Wire Down at Albany. ALBANY. N. Y.. November 14.-Wet snow that fell all day broke down every telephone and telegraph wire in this city and vicinity. At 10 o'clock last night more than half the city was in darkness from interrupted light circuits. The fire alarm service was'so crippled that spe cial precautions were taken by the police to give warning in case of fire. The snow was not over four inches deep, but so heavy that trolley traffic was greatly hampered and trains entering the city averaged an hour late. It is the worst wire blockade the city has experienced since the storm of 1888. Railway Traffic Hampered. PHILADELPHIA. November 14.-Despite the severity of yesterday's storm, no se rious damage has been reported in this sec tion. Communication by wire with interior points of the state is interrupted. Telegraph and telephone linemen were put to work early, in an effort to re-establish the dis connected circuits. Railroad traffic is hampered today, and western trains are from two to three hours late. Slippery rails caused a collision of trolley cars here this morning, but no one was injured. The storm subsided early today. The temperature at 8 o'clock was 38 degrees, and the minimum from 10 o'clock last night to that hour was 34. The velocity of the wind had decreased from hurricane pro portions to twenty-four miles. Business Interrupted at Baltimore. BALTIMORE. Md., November 14.-In con sequence of yesterday's storm many of the telegraph and telephone lines are still down and there is a serious interruption in the ordinary traDsaction of business. Tele graphic communication has not yet been re established with Washington and the south and the west and north, but the Western Union and Postal Telegraph companies ex pect to be able to partially resume business during the day. The only long distance telephone is that to Chicago. News received here from Chicago over the telephone wire states that communication has been established from Cleveland east ward as far as Utica, N. Y., and Chicago also reports that telegraph communication has been established between that city and Washington. No report has been received from Washington as to the prospective im provement of telegraphic conditions south of that city. A strong wind is blowing here, but there Is promise of clear weather. SEVERE IN NEW ENGLAND. Only Two Vessels Reported as Meeting Disaster. BOSTON. November 14.-The coast storm was accompanied by snow, rain, hail and sleet. Rain fell in this state, Connecticut. Vermont and New Hampshire. There was snow in Maine. Rhode Island and North western Connecticut. In this city the rain fall was 1.18 inches. Telegraph and tele phone lines in eastern New England and the maritime provinces suffered severely. The storm had been well heralded, and most of the shipping remained in port. The craft that braved the elements had perilious passages. So far as is known only two vessels Met diaster. At Tarapaulin Cove, Naushon Island. the Rockland, Me., schooner E. Aru cularius struck on the rock and will be a total loss, and it is believed that the four men comprising her crew have perished. Another Rockland schooner, the Nautilus, flying before the gale, anchored in a peri lous position near the New Dog bar break water. Gloucester harbor, and will be a wreck, it is believed, before morning. Her crew was saved through the efforts of the life-saving crews from the Dolliver's light station. The schooner Bessie Parker, an chored at Vineyard Haven, parted her an chor chains and drifted ashore, but she can ~oated, it is thought, when the storm subsided. FIERCE ON LAKE ERIE. Beports From Northern Ohio-Property Loss Considerable. CLEVELAND, Ohio, November 14.-The fierce storm that prevailed over Lake Erie and Northern Ohio throughout last night resulted in the death of at least one person and the serious injury of ithree others in this cIty, while the property loss is consid era ble. Captain Dell Minney of Buffalo lost his life by the foundering of the tug Gregory at the mouth of the river during the height of the storm. His body baa not been recovered. An unknown man, supposed to have been temporarily blinded by flying dust and cin de rs. was struck by an Erie passenger train and his skull fractured, lie will probably die. Jacob Mushowick was thrown against a fence and severely cut and bruised. John Sudkash, watchman at the new Rocke feller building, was struck by a flying board, Hie was internally injured and suf fer d a broken leg. No vessels arrived during the night. The steamer City of Erie, from Buffalo, came in this morning an hour late, and reported hk heaviest sea of the year running in Lake Erie. Great damage was wrought to telephone and telegraph wires In all directions. Many poles were blown down or prostrated by falling trees. Service Crippled in Maine. - PORTLAND, Maine, November 13.-A fail of two inches of snow followed by rain tonight crippled telegraph and telephone service throughout the state. Communica tion by wire east and north of this city was cut off entirely at midnight. Both the Western Union and Postal Telegraph comn patnies continued ccmmunication wih Bos ton, but soon after midnight were unable to reach other points in the state. The same was true of the New Englagd Tele phone Company. Communication in Maine east of Port land was completely paralyzed by the storm shortly after midnight, and had not been re-established at 9:J0 a.m. There was neither a telephone nor telegraph wire to i BATTIE E*X)TED t is Thought nt " Usea ight ST. pETzR8nDRG, Nofember 14.-The Ltest indications from th4 front point to n early resumption of mittary operations 1 a large meak... Fie Matshal Oyama' has Doeived heavy reinforceenients from Nlu hwang and evidently is about ready to rage battle for the posseg n of Mukden. he Japanese are showing- particular- activ y on their right fiahk,.*as 14 they were con ?mplating a turning . move-nt from that irection. Gen. Kuropatkia, fortified his osition along the Shakhe r*er and as he ?emingly is prepared to acopt a battle he oubtless has made disPosittns to block a anking operation. Aecording to the opin in of the military authorit-Z here his left ank is secure. Signs of Japazies ctivity. MUKDEN. November 14-Since yester ay signs of a serious en ement taking lace within the next few ys have been icreasing. The Japanese are displaying reat activity eastward. Fears are beginning to b4 expressed that ie railroad will not be 4le to bring up ifficient supplies. Fights Between 1Atrols. GEN. KUROPATKIN'Si HEADQUAR ERS, by way of IMukdei November 13 lelayed in transmission).APequent fights etween the opposing patrils occur daily. he Russians, with heavy howitzer and six ch gun batteries, shell the Japanese enches and give the worldog parties little spite. Large numbers of Russian officers are ar ving at the front to replace those who ive fallen. The Russian Army is realizing ore fully day by- day the enormous task volved in driving baclI the Japanese. reat hopes, however, ar4 placed on the ussian second Pacigc uadron. The oops are now better fed tan at any pre ous period and the roads in good con tion, enabling reinfore to leave the ains at stations higher the line and arch to Mukden, thus reling the pres ire on the railroad. JABOR LEADERS MEET NNUAL CONVENTI OF A'iRT CAN FEDERATION 'T ARIB00. RO Delegates Present .ca ~m and Trade Autonomy To Mest Dis cussed Beforp . SAN FRANCISC, N i-Pour Lindred and elghty dle enting 400,000 members of' la unios. thet to. ty in Lyric Hall, in the twenty-fourth an ual convention of tye 4ierican Federa on of Labor. Among those present 4 Samuel Gom rs, president ofk the AM n tederation I Labor; John Mitchell6 esident of the nited Mine Workers pf .2eric*; Johv, R. 'Brien, president of the tail Clerks' In rnational Association; Mex Morris, gen ,al secretary and treasurer; W. D. Mahon, resident of the Amalgamated Association I Street Railway Employese T. M. Guerin, rst vice president of the United Brother Dod of Carpenters and Joiners of America; 0. Walsh, president of the San Francisco abor Council, and Mrs. Emma Lamphere, mneral organizer of the Retail Clerks' In rnational Union. The convention was ca~ed to order by J. Walsh, and addresses of welcome were rplied to by Samuel Gompers. The questions wl4ch ofbmed to interest ie delegates mostibefos 'the calling of ie convention to order *us'e, first, social m, and second, lalfor atd-trade autonomy. XE. ORTELYWV XERE. rill Take Up InaugudalChairmanship at Once. Mr. George B. Cortelyou, chairman of the publican national counittee. arrived in ds city this afternoon artI will, he stated, main at his home I*: Bancroft Place, lashington Heights, for a few days. He culd have nothing to say about the result the recent election. He said he had ex ~essed his opinion on that question so 'ten recently that he supposed every one as familiar with it. Mr. Cortelyou said he Mould tae up the atter of the chairmansbiy of the inaugural )mmittee at once. He will return to New Ysk in a few days efore taking a needed facation after his rduous work In the pag, and it is nderstood the appont uof. inau oiral chairman will be hId e e re irns to the metropolis. MAY BOON REE,& umor at the Navy a~gmnt of Ad miral Jewell's ~lS11fS It is rumored at the )qavy Department Lat Rear Admiral TMdre F. Jewell, >mmanding the Europhbs squadron, will iortly apply for retire t.Admiral Jew 113s eligible for retire it? kinder the serv e clause and If he aepfr retirement e. application will be nted iby the Navy epartment, in which #'et lit would be ecessary to assign ofe flag officer to ae commandt of the-~ squadron. dmiral Jeweli is now ~Gnaon his flag tip Olympia. Of the o e twro vessels of ie squadron, the crum .Cleieand is at illefranche and the Des 3Moinea at Genoa. Admiral Jewell is a 'eof Virginia and itered the navy in N bpler, 1861. He has ad about twenty-five y rg slhore duty and ghteen yeara sea "detp. He reach'ed the rad~e of xear.admiral in laeh. 1904, and as been 'in command 4f the Eui'opean luadron4 since April last. Kay Not Attend 1Ie .uneraL. It is probable that Ueedry:HEay will act son the urgent advicn et his physicians id not go to Illinois to attend the funeral his brother, Maj. A. IeonardHay. A legramn received this pzorping states that ue body of Maj. Hay is t1 be placed in a Leiving vault for the useent, and .that te interment will be iaAd later. -Secretary ay will attend the intai'sent. The pecre ry was -not at the departsment todays and not entirely well. - Back Trom tb h ilippiaes.. Capt. Henry G. Bharpe,. assistant aommis ry general, who reatlyr consple~i a tour service in the Ph ~pspehe had iarge of the importapnt guty se feeding the .rge army In the hageaobs arrived this city and en V~ pntha discharge his duties as a1tto Cdbmimsry eners Weston at arDepartet. AV NPERIAL GUEST Prinoe Fushimi Coming With Message of Good Wills -I EXPECTED TODAY DINNEE TO BE GIVEN IN HIS HONOR BY THE PRESIDENT. His Visit Designed to Strengthen the Ties Between the United States and Tapan. Preparations for the entertainment of Prince Sadanura Fushimi during his stay in this city have been completed. The prince will arrive at the Pennsylvania railroad station at 5:14) this afternoon unless some thing unforseen prevents. He will be met at the railroad station by Mr. Peirce. third assistant secretary of state, and Maj. Thomas W. Symons. Corps of Engineers, U. S. A.. and the charge d'affaires of the Jap anese legation here. The Japanese minis ter is in New York, where he has recently rrince Fushimi. undergone a severe surgical 4peration. Mr. Peirce and .Maj. Symons will accompany the prince to the Arlington Hotel, where he will stay during his visit to Washington. The program for the stay in Washington is completely filled. Major Symons will act an the aid-de-camp of his imperial highness while he is in Wsbgteton, and Mr. Pierce will be the personal representa tiye of ti' President and, bas complete charge of the entertaifnment of the Japa nese dignitilty. Official Courtesies. During his stay here he will attend a dinner given in his honor at the White House, visit the Carpitol, Congressional Library and Mount Vernon, will attend a luncheon'to be given at the New Willard Hotel by' First Assistant Secretary Loomis of the State Department, and a dinner to be given his honor by the members of the Japanese legation and staff, and will hold a reception to the members of the diplo matic corps at the Arlington. The prince will be accompanied by Mr. A. Sato, his grand master to the household; Count S. Terashima, Maj. S. Watanabe, master of ceremonies to his Imperial high ness the emperor of Japan; Dr. K. Kok kaku, the prince's physician, and Mr. Sho suks Akatsuka, the third secretary of the Japanese legation, who was sent by the Japanese legation to meet the prince at San Francisco. He arrived at San Francico Wednesday afternoon, and started for Washington al most immediately. He was sent to this country by the mikado for the purpose of conveying to the Presi dent a message of good will and to visit the St. Louis exposition. During the course of his stay in this country, which will end December 28, Prince Fushimi will visit New York, Philadelphia, Boston and Chicago. He will be the guest of this government, and will be received with the full honors to which he is entitled in this city and St. Louis only. He will visit the other cities incognito. Prince Fushimi at Chicago. Prince Fushimi, accompanied'by three of his countrymen and a retinue of servants, arrived in Chicago yesterday on his way to this city. On arrival in Chicago the party was taken in charge by the Japanese con sul, who looked after the entertainment of the visitors until last night at 6 o'clock, when they left for this city. "Thet'e is no question of national ima pcriance nor any phase of eastern condi tions that I care to discuss," said Prince Fushimi through his interpreter. "While Japan is not at ace, we hope for a cessation of hosms before long. My visit has no partlrsignificance, except in so far as it may serve to strengthen the friendship that cxisti between Japan and the United States, but this visit has no connection with the war with.Russia." One of Japan's Distinguished Hen. Prince Sadanaru Fushimi is one of the most distinguished men of the new Japan the Japan of progress and enlightenment. He belongs to the generation that has grown up since the waning of the rule of the Shoguns and the opening of Japan to western civilization. He is a trusted ad visor of the ruler of the Japanese empire; a member of the privy council; a member of the house of peers, and a general of the army. To the little Nippon he is some thing more than a prince; he is a demi-god and his attainments as a soldier and states man have placed him on a plane which is second only to the emperor himself. ith all this distinction the prince is not a other or a cousin of the emperor, as has been said of him several times. His re lation to the present mikado is probably most remote, although there are blood ties between the house of Fushimi and the im perial family. The prince is the head of the house of Fushimi, however, and in Japan this is almost honor enough for any man. It will be learned by consulting his torical encyclopedia that the empire of Japan contains ten important families, clans or "houses." Each of these families or clans is related to the imperIal family. The ten clans are next in importance to the family of the emperor himself, and the head of each' is, therefore, an important personage from any viewpoint. The clans are: Arisingawa, Yamashina, Komatsu, Higashi, Fushimi, Kuni, Kitashirakawa, Kanin, Kwachio and Nashimoto, in the order of precedence. The Fushimi is the fifthi, and his imperial highness, Prince adanaru Fushimi, therefore ranks fifth in the imperial court when the matter of of lcial precedence prevails, although he is said to rank first among all the advisers af the emperur in matters of statecraft. Studied in Europe. Fushimi was born June 9, -1858. WIthin ten years after his birth the empire of which he 1s 5o important a part emerged from a hermitage of thousands of years called modern enlightenthent. While the prince was still a boy his country was un dergoing vast changes, political and eco nomical. He was one of the first to profit by the fall of the Shogunate. From boy hood his aspirations were martial. When he was old enough he was sent to the mili tary school at Tokyo. from which he was graduated with due honors in 1875. He was then sent to France, where he pursued his military studies at the great cavalry and artillery school at Saumur. He learned much there that was afterward to benefit the Japanese army. -but his studies in France did not satisfy him. He went to Berlin and studied there under the German masters of the art of war. He returned to Japan a colonel of artil lery and at once became actively identified with the army. The years spent in Europe had taught him many things that were use ful in the organization and administration of his country's military forces. He was wise enough to see that many of the meth ods of the military of Europe were not adaptable to the Japanese. and he pro ceeded. with the men who felt and thought as he did, to build up the army to the highest stage of efficiency, using all the native material when possible, importing new ideas only when necessary. In War With China. The result of the work of Prince Fushimi and his associates. some of whom were even more valuable than he. was first shown in the China-Japan war in 1814. In this conflict Prince Fushimi commanded the 4th Infantry Brigade and particu larly distinguished himself. When peace returned Fushimi turned to matters of statecraft and became as valuable a mem ber of the house of peers as he had been of the army. He was called into the privy counsel of the emoeror and has hard a voice in most of the important measures that have affect ed Japan for the past ten years. In 11iMi he was the official renresentative of the mikado at the coPonation of the present czar. and made many friends among the foreign represenatives there. In the Present War. At the beginning of the present war the prince was placed in command of the first division of the second Japanese army, and his command landed in Manchuria in -he early part of the present year. His landing was contested by the Russians. and it was r.ecessary to drive the enemy back before the troops could be made comfortable on land. The landing was a most dangerous operation. A fierce storm was raging, and the prince was advised by the members of his staff to defer the undertaking until a more Propitious time. He declined to take their advice. however, and pushed ahead, legardless of consequences. as he said no cne could tell how long the storm would Irst or when the enemy would attack. The prince worked like a Trojan during the landing and the fighting that followed, and dia not stoD for his meals until the fight was over and every man on land. He waI one of the first to land. too. having jumped from his. launch into water that wasneti almost to his shoulders. When h found time to eat his breakfast ie sat down in a spot that was exposed to the enemy's fire. The members of his staff urged him to seek a safer place to enjoy his morning real. but he waved then aside with the remark that the cook had prepared a most excellent meal. Hero of Nan-Shan. The prince is perhaps better known as the hero of NaR-Shan, his division having borne the brunt of that fight with the Rus sians. The battle was fought on the 25th of May and the entire second army of apim was engaged, The first division, which Prince Fushimil commanded. was the center of the Japanese line, with the third and fourth divisions as the right and left wings. The center made the principal at tack, and the fighting was kept up for two days. The enemy .were driven back step by step, and their seemingly impregnable post tion on Nan-Shan Heights was taken by Prince Fushimi's men in a hand-to-hand conflict. The prince was given the rank of general as a result of his brilliant leader ship in this fight, and soon afterward he was recalled to Tokyo, whence he started on his mission to the United States. Fushimi married a daughter of Prince Arisingawa and has three children. The eldest of these, Prince Hiroyosu, is an of ficer of the navy, and served in Admiral Togo's Beet during the early part of the war. In the battle of August 10 the young prince was wounded and returned to Tokyo. He will return to the navy, how ever, as commander of a ship. Prince Fushimi is said to be a scholar of no mean attainments. He speaks French and Ger man as fluently as he does Japanese. THE ITALTA ELCTIONS. Defeated Socialists Created Disorders Quelled by Troops. ROME, November 14.-Definite returns from the second balloting strengthen the majority of the cabinet, while the extreme left loses about twenty seats altogether. Signor Ferri. the socialist leader, has been elected at Porto Maggiore. The defeated socialists made demonstra tions at Milan. Florence and Genoa, but the attempted disorders were quelled by troops. The latter were stoned in Florence, while at Genoa revolvers were fired and threre were several casualties. Order has now been re-established every where. CA RDINAL MOCENNI DEAD. Died at the Vatican of Paralysis Dur ing Consistory. ROME. November 14.-Cardinal Mocenni, who wadministrator of the apostolic pal ace under'Pope Leo XIII, died at the Vati can of paralysis while the consistory was in progress today. Dr. Lapponi, who attended the cardinal until the last moment, went to the apart ment of the pope to prepare him for the sad news, fearing that it might have a bad effect on him. The pontiff has not yet quite recoverea from his recent illness. j RETURNED POR THE WINTER. The British Amnbamedor Assumes Charge of the Embassy. Sir Henry Mortimer Durand, the British ambagsador, has returned to Washington for the winter and assumed direct charge of the embassy. For the last two weeks the ambassador has been at the St. Louis exposition and to several western cities. The ambassador's family and the embassy staff came to Washington several days ago direct from Lenox, Mass., where the em bassy was established for the summer. THE PHfTTPPINE EXHTBIT. Efrorts Being Made to Have It Sent to Portland. H. W. Goode, director general of the Lewis and Clark exposition, is in Washing ton and has consulted W. H. Hills, chief clerk of the Treasury Department, and Secretary Taft of the War Department in regard to taking to Portland the Philippine exhibit that Is now at St. Louis. The Lewis and Clark authorities are deeply interested in the question of getting this exhibit. So far the government has not been able to make a promise, merely indicating that the experises of the removal of the exhibit to Portland would have to be paid by the ex position authorities. The Zemstvo Meeting.. ST. PETERSBURG, November 14.-The rumors of a postponement of 'the semstvo meeting are denied today .by the Law Publicity Is best bought through the recognized family newspaper. And the best news. paper offers the cheapest and most widespread publicity. Such is The Evening Star. AT THE WHITE HOUSE Political Activity of Rural Free Delivery Carriers. NEW RULE8 PROPOSED CANAL COxNISSwON EXPLoyKg IN CLASSIFIED SERVICE. Archbishop Chapelle Brings Friendly Message From the Pope-. Other Callers. When Congres- -reated the rural free de. livery branelh of the potal service it did not realize that it was establishing the greatest politi;al macbine of the United States. The fa.t has been recently im pressing itself in a most serious manner upon senators and -epresentatives, and they have brought it to the attention of the President. who has diretted the civil serv Ice commission to naket an investigation with a view to shearing free delivery car riers of politi-nl endt-avors. In the recent eletion the fact was devel oped that rural f. delivery carriers filled certain coigressional districts with liter ature oppoing tic4 rfe--lection (if certain memberq of C'ongres. This was particular ly true in the -as- of members of the House who had opoyeil 1)ie hl' introduced at the last session of 4'wngre s, making an Increase in the salarriez of r:;ral free delivery car riers. Representi-;fi%.- O1verstreet of Indian apolis was one -of the "infortunates" who was thus oppose#l by the representatives Of the organization #of rural free delivery car riers. The President is said1 to realize the danger ef such particp.ition in polities by free de livery carriers, anl whi frame additions to the civil service rgulzaiions that will pre vent them from tiluing any obnoxious part In polities. It is stated ti:ii in some congressional districts there arc so many rural free de livery carriers t. cild exercise a con siderable political iniflence. Many mom hers of the House ha%-- already found it necessary to cater mnw- -or less to the rural free deliverr- car .c- . Canal Commission Employee. President Roosevel; will shortly sign an order eompleted toal:iv hoy the civil service and isthmian canal eommissions, extending the civil service regulations over the em ployes of the canal commission. The order embraces all employcs except those ap pointed by the President and laborers. Be sides, about tbirty places are excepted, such as the secretary to the commimmiaen, the secretary to the governor general of the sone, the customs ceecto fer the zone, etc. No Xatn lemisi TAMlk. There has been no talk among visiteMe to the White House favorable to an extra session of Congress. Various senators and representatives who called on the President today were dislnelined to agitate the sub ject or to give it favorable consideraties. The general view was that it is now too early to arrange for an extra session. es pecially when the views of the President on the question are entirely unknown. Representative Grosvenor, one of the "stand pat" leaders of the House. was a visitor at the White House today and was congratulated by the President upon his ante-election figures. When asked his view of Mr. Babcock's opinion as to the neces sity for an extra session he said: "It takes me longer to reach a conclusion than it does Babcock. I think I shlil have to take the papers and the briefs and render adecision later." That seemed to be the feeling among the other callers, who In cluded Senators Cullom, Foraker and Proc totr and Representative Boutell of Illinos Spanish War Veterans Call. The President cordially, and in a spirit -of comradeship, received today the con gratulations and best wishes of the officers of the District department of the Spanish War Veterans and commanders of the District camps of the same organization. The visitors included Col. M. E. Urell, past commander; S. Clifford Cox, commander; FW. Alexander. junior v'ice commander; -Francis H. Randolph, adjutant; E. L. Co gan, inspector; D~r. Charles H. Anderson, surgeon; John Lewis Smith, judge advo -:ate; Richard B. Leach, mustering officer; -Sheridan Ferree, Herbert W. Myers, H. J. Zimmerman. Robert H. Wood, council of administration; George E. Bausch, Nelson, A. Miles Commandery; Adolph Van Reuth, H. W. 'Lawton Commandery; Gee. Goines, Dewey Commandery; Homer 1. Larkin, Immune Commandery; Capt. Tall aferro, J. J. Astor Commandery; 'Major P. S. Hodgson and F. S. Lipscomb, past corn nanders. Other Callers. Charles Emory Smith, former Post master General, congratulated the Presi dent today upon his election and received the thanks of the chief executive for splen did work in the campaign. William ) Canada, United States con sul at Ve uz, Mexico, called on Presi ent Rooslt. in company with W. 8. Odell, to pay his respects. Dr. Reyburn, republican national committeercan of the District, was al'Eo a caller. The President received S. Coleridge Tay or, the negro composer and musician, who has beeni in Washington for some tirne, -nd spoke in complimentary terms of his .crk. George Uhiler, supervising inspector gen eral oif the steamboat inspection service, ptesented to the President the steamboat lnrpectors from all over the country who hmye been in session here. Col. Webb C. Hayes of Ohio. son of far mer President Hayes, congrat'lated the President. Head of a Dig Family. Ilepresentative Hull of lowa presented to the President a photograph of the family ,f Lewis Igo. a wealthy farmer living near indianola, Iowa. The photograph shows Igo surround ed by his wife. five sons. five daugh ers and five sons-in-law. TThe eleven males of the faily all votd for Roose ett, and in Mr. Igo's home hang pictures ft McKinley and Roosevelt. Mr. Igo first oted for Fremont, and has never voted democratic ticket since. - The PresIdent taid he would write a letter to Mr. Ig. ongratulating him on being the successful -ead of such a successful and prosperous am ily. A Message From the Pope. Migr. Chaipelle, archbishop of New Or leans, C'uba and Porto Rico, paid his re Epects to the President and presented to him a message of good will and esteem ~ trom Pope Pius X. The Pres'dent wasn much p~leasedl to receive such a kindly greeting from the holy father. Archbisha@ Thapelle has just returned from Rome. where he has been for some time. He la tow on his way to New Orlans. and fross there will go to Havana. Betore his de parture. however, he will visit the Cath lie University. Discung Needs of the lavy. The President called into, enforence thM orning Secretary Mo;! I Rear Ad nial C'on~' o h!cf e eau of nave gatlon. to d.tncta W..b 'le., ..is reese I I