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No. 16,269. WASHINGTON, D. C., TUESDAY, APEIL 1, 1905-TWENTY PAGES. TWO CENTS.
TNE 1VEING STAR WiTi SUNDAT IO9=9 DDITION. t *mie., 11th aset ad Pasylvania A*m s. The lneb Stu Newspaper Osmpay. a. , a UTFFRAN, Presient. flw Tak me": Tr:ae Buildiag. CiSg Os: Tribsae Buildiag. Th- Evening Star, with the Sunday morning edi tion, is delivered by carriers within the city at 50 cents per month; without the Sunday wioraing edi tion ar 4 cents per mouth. Daily. Dy mail ded, prepad: ly,Sunay ifcie, one month. 60 cents. Daily. Sunday excepted, one month, 60 cents. Saturday Star, one year, $1.00. Sunday star, with Sunday Magasine. one year, $1.50. RUSSIAN SPECULATION Over Destination of Admiral Rojestvensky's Fleet. STEAMING FOR SAIGON REPORTED THAT SHIPS AUR HEADED FOR COCHIN-CHINA. Where a Juncture With Division of Warships Will Be effected-Jap anese Observation-Vladivostok. ST. PETERSBURG, April 11, 4:35 p.m. Whether Vice-Admiral Rojestvensky's battleship division passed through the Straits of Sunda or the Straits of Malacca it is practically certain now that he is moving to effect a juncture with the di vision which passed Singapore April 8. It is possible that this may not take place until the two divisions reach Cape Padaran, on the east coast of Cochin, China. The dispatches from Singapore, naming the ships which passed there Saturday, are erroneous in several particulars, no tably in the case of the Furst Bismarck, rechristened the Don, which is still at Libau. The cruiser Russ was fitted with a cap tive balloon for observation purposes, and though she left originally with Roojest eensky, at a trial off Gothland the rope connecting the balloon with the ship parted and the balloon was lost. The Russ conse quently was compelled to return. Later she went out with Admiral Botrovsky's di Virion. Japanese Observation. According to the admiralty's in forTna tion the Japanese have had an observation squadron in the waters off Labuan, British Borneo, where they took the same advan trge of British neutrality as Rojestvensky did of French neutrality 'at Madagascar, and this squadron is believed to have benn summoned by Japanese scouts too remain in touch with the Russians until they go north to the Straits of Formosa, where, it is believed here, a battle will occur. Cunsidering the vital nature of the issue the admiralty is inclined to think that Ad miral Togo will not dare to send ships to Yladivostok or leave vessels behind him to cope with the Russian vessels at that port and that the Japanese coasts and the trans port fleet will practically have to shift for themselves until the naval battle is fought. The principal coast cities of Japan are well protected by fortifications, and the Russian cruisers at Vladivostok. not being heavily armored. could not attack them, but havoc could be created among the Jap anese transports and commercial ships. So far as ascertainable, Rojestvensky has no intention of putting into Saigon, the en tran e to that port being narrow, but it is believed he will remain in the open sea. Admiralty Satisfied. It is learned that the Russian ships have on board patent appliances consisting of steel brushes attached to a sort of belly band, which, running under the vessel, can be used quite effectively! to clean the bot tom. The speed of warships in this way, it is calculated, can be increased at least a knot. The admiralty is greatly gratified at the sped developed by the squadron while steaming across the Indian ocean, which is officially figured at nine insted of eight knots, as the ships made a detour north ward in the direction of Jibutil in order to create the initial impression that they in tendedt to join Admiral Nebogatoff's divi sion. Naval men here consider that the speed attained with such a heterogeneous squadron is a remarkable feat and a shin ing testimonial to Rojestvensky's capacity. The admiralty is not harboring any delu sions on the score of the opinions of for eign experts based upon the theory that Togo's ships are armed with guns which were worn out at Port Arthur, as the offi ela!s he re know that there have been heavy shipments of guns from England during the past few months. Reported Bound for Saigon. NEW~ YORK, April ll.-A cablegram from Paris says: The St. Petersburg correspondent of the Petit Journal wires that it is stated that Admiral Rtojestvensky's intention is to reach Saigon,, French C'ochin China, where there is a large dry dock, in order to ef in*t itrgenlt repairs and await the arrival of Admnirail Ni'gi,hatoff's squadron, now on its way from Jibutil, and, perhaps, even the arrival of the Black sea fleet. Bourse Prices Rise. STr. P'ETiERSBIURG, Apr ii 1l.--The ap pi arance of the Ritssian squadron in the t'hjina Sea was reflected on the B3ourse to d.ay by ai rise in Imperial 4's to 85%. No Warships at Montok. Si NGA PORE, Straits Settlements, April 11.--A telegram from Batavia, Java, today s:.ys there are no Rtussian Warships at Muntok, Island of Blanka, near which place it was reported yesterday a RUssian squad ron had been sighted. ROJESTVENSKY'S PLANS. Much Speculation Over Naval Situa tion-Location of Ship. mS'i PETERSBURG. April l1.--Some Russian naval officers insist that Rojest vensk y is delaying so that Admiral No bi'gatoff's sqiuadron can join him some where south of Sunda strait, probably at the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, which are about 54I4 miles southwest of Sunda strait. andl which, before Rojestvensky's departure from Rusaia, were chosen an a possible rendezvous. Nebogatoff left Jubiti,. French North east Africa, last Friday morning with one battleship, four cruisers and four trans ports, It is about 3,0 miles from Jubitil to the Cocos islands. Admiral Enquist's squadron steamed at the average rate or eight miles an hour. At that rate it would take Nebogatoff eighteen days and more to traverse the distance from Jubitli. But it is probable that with fewer vessels he could make faster time. T'he navy department knows but will not give the slightest information as to the, number of ships under Rojestven sky's immediate command at the minute. Some estimates give him a compact force of nine battleships, a tremendouis fighting power. W%hen all his war vessels joined him in the Indian ocean it was said he had eleven battleships, thirteen cruisers and seven destroyers. Two battleships, thirteen cruisers and seven destroyers passed Singapore Satur day Ia Enquist's command. AdTae Guard et 5uMa Collier., LONDON, April 11.-A telegram from Singapore report. that four suppoed col. Nors passed thee. goling east. April 10. NOT YET DECIDED WHAT WILL BE DONE WITH PEN SION REVIEWERS. Commissioner Warner of the pension bu reau has not yet decided what he will do in the case of the members of the board of review of the pension bursau who have been cited to show cause why their services should not be dispensed with. The matter under consideration the commissioner be lieves is one of grave importance, and the decision when made should be just to the men under charges and the government also. One of the persons under charges has not returned an answer to the commis sioner's communication, and until this an swer is received final action will be defer red. The member of the board referred to is out of the city on leave, and probably did not receive the commissioner's notice at the time it was received by the others. Mr. Warner has received all but this one reply. In almost every one of the replies the delinquent clerks frankly acknowledge their guilt and ask no favors, except that as much mercy as is consistent be shown them. Almost every one of them is an old employe and all are then wno are specially detailed to the positions they occupy be cause of their expert knowledge of the rules and practice of the office. It may be that the commissioner will simply reduce the offenders with a reprimand, but there is also a possibility that they will be dis missed from the service. Some of them are men who have grown gray in the service and who have large families dependent upon them. All of this will be given con sideration by the commissioner in his final verdict, and the matter will then be passed up to the Secretary of the Interior for his approval. Others Are at Fault. The suggestion has been made that others than the members of the board of review are at fault and that the examiners should be called upon to explain why the six cases of McLane's Regiment of militia were al lowed to progress as far as the board of review. The officials of the pension bureau state that the members of the examining force are overwhelmed with oases at all times of the year. They give these cases the greatest attention, but in some in stances they are clerks of low salary new to the office who are not as familiar with the practice. In addition to this, it is ex plained, they have other duties beyond the examination of cases to define the status of the pensioner's regiment and errors are very likely to creep in. It is for the purpose of checking up all such errors that the board of reviews, of experts in the knowledge of the pension laws and rules of practice, was formed. The entire duty of this board is to discover the errors of the examiners and correct them. If it was possible to employ and pay an examining corps that would make no mistakes in the first Instance there would be no need for a board of review. But there 's a board of review and this board has the final say on the matter of pensions. The protection given by the board is considered ample. The board is divided into two sections, one of which re views the case originally and the other takes It up after the first review and,re reviews it. These sections are called, re spectively, the reviewers and re-reviewers. Thus an additional safeguard is thrown around the case and there seems to be hardly any chance that an error will cgeep through. The exceNence of this system .is shown by the fact that out of more than 150,000 cases passed upon by the board of review in the last year there have been but eight errors, the eight which have caused so much trou ble for ten of the reviewers and re-review ers. It is this board of men who are held responsible for all errors and the correction thereof, and consequently it is on the delin quents of this board that the blow falls when there is error. FRENCH CAPTAIN ARRESTED. Suspected of Complicity in a Supposed Military Plot. PARIS, April 11.-Capt. Volpert of the 11th Infantry has been arrested on the charge of complicity in the supposed mili tary plot against the security of the state. It was announced from Paris April 5 that 5,000 army cartridges had been discovered in the house of a man named Meyer, in a suburb of Paris, and that a supply of rifles was found later. The researches, it was added, were the result of the recent seizure of 500 uniforms in the residence of Capt. Tamburina, a re tired officer. The authorities at first did not consider the affair serious, but their subsequent opinion was that a genuine con spiracy was being hatched. FOUR BURNED TO DEATH. Fearful Sequence of Fire That Con sumed Clarksburg Home. CLARKSBURG, W. Va., April 11.-The home of George T. Maull, on West Balti more street, was entirely destroyed by fire early today, and four of his children were burned to death. The parents, with a fifth child, had bare ly time to escape from the burning build ing. The charred bodies of the four chil dren have been recovered. SENATOR PLATT'S CONDITION. Mentality Greatly Improved, but Pliud in Chest Increased, WA SHINGTON, Conn., A pril 11. - The bulletin given out today regarding the con dit ion of 'Sepator 0. H. Platt, who i. sick with pneumonia, said that the patIent's mental condition this morning was better than at any time within the last week, and that his strength is keeping up well, but that the fluid in his chest is increasing. Dr. Ford, however, said that he did not regard the latter symptom as necessarily a serious complication. The patient's tem perature was between 90 and 100 this morn ing.. HIS MAIDEN SPEECH. Baron de - Constant's Debut in the French Senate Today. PARIS, April 11.-Baron d' Estournelles de Constant, the former deputy and presi dlent of the parliamentary group favoring International arbitration, today made his debut in the senate in a speech urging the military and naval disarmament of the states of Europe by a proportional reduc tion of their forces similar to the joint disarmament of Chile and Argentina. WESTERN L.AND CASES. Nifty-four Defendants in Aetion Drought at Helena, Xent. HELENA, Mont., April 11. -- What are known as the western land case. were called for trial before Judge Hunt in the United States court -here toda#. WIftr four p4rsons are defendants, anty~ gov ernment charges, thr.ough tbe Iatsmanatu of H. M. Coban, that thaq mwere eato United 8tates genster Cinr. Thge t DUNE FOR ARBITER Expected at Chicago Today to Settle Strike Trouble. BOTH SIDES AGREEABLE FIRST DAY OF THE NEWLY ELECTED OFFICIAL'S TERM. State Board of Arbitration Offered Services to Strike-Bound Firm for Settlement. CHICAGO, April 11.-A crisis in the con troversy growing out of the Montgomery Ward & Co.'s teamster strike was looked for today by both sides. It was Mayor Edward F. Dunne's first day in office, and it was said he would be asked by both sides to arrange an armistice and to act as an arbitrator of all differ ences. A committee representing the teamsters and the Federation oY'.Labor called upon Mayor Dunne at the city hall today and made formal protest against closing the streets to union teamsters. They also pro tested against what they termed the bru tality of the police. They asserted that union teamsetrs are not allowed to drive on certain streets. Mayor Dunne assured them that the union teamsters would have the same privilege of the streets as any one else as long as they preserved the peace. The mayor said that he would allow no discrimination, and that union teamsters and the Ward company teamsters should have equal rights. In reference to the charge of brutality made against the police, he told the com mittee, which was composed of seventeen members, to file charges in writing with the chief of police against the offending po licemen. ARBITRATION OFFERED. Formal Tender of the Local Board to Firm. Chairman C. B. Geiger of the state board of arbitration called upon Manager R. J. Thorne of the strike-bound firm today and made formal tender of the good offices of the board to arbitrate the strike. Mr. Thorne replied that so many interests had become involved in the controversy that the matter is beyond the control of Mont gomery, Ward & Co. "Our interests now are the same as those of all citizens who are more or less de pendent upon teaming for the transaction of business," said Mr. Thorne. "The entire controversy is now being handled from the employers' side, by a committee of employers. Consequently, I am unable to discuss the situation with you." He referred the would-be mediators to John G. Shedd of Marshall Field & Co. Mr. Shedd is at the head of the employers' committee. KAISER IN GREECE. King's Yacht Missed Meeting by Tak ing Wrong Direction. CORFU, Greece, April 11.-The German imperial yacht Hohenzollern, with Emperor William on board, arrived here today. The British squadron, now in these waters, dressed and manned ship and the usual salutes were exchanged. The King of Greece started out at 6 o'clock in the morning on the royal yacht Amphitrite to meet the emperor, but took the wrong direction and missed the Hohen zollern. Torpedo boat destroyers were dis patched to apprise King George of Emperor William's arrival here. CORPORATIONS INTERESTED. Final Argument Here in the Fran chise Tax Case. ALBANY, N. Y., April 11.-Attorney Gca eral Mayer will go to Washington tonight or tomorrow to apear for the state before the United States Supreme Court for the final argument of the corporation franchise tax case, which has been pending before the various courts of the state and nation since the law was enacted six years ago. While the papers in the case mention only a few large New York city corpora tions which have taken up the prosecution of the matter, every corporation in the state, large or small, s interested in the result. If the decision of the court of appeals of this state is sustained, the various corpora tions will, in the aggregate, have to pay over to the tax collectors in the various counties more than $25,000,000. The law was enacted in 1899, upon the special recommendation of the then Gover nor Roosevelt. Its constitutionality has been a matter of litigation ever since, and it has been upheld by all the courts of this state. PIERCE FIRE AT HUNTINGTON. Five-Story and Seven-Story Building Destroyed. HUNTINGTON, W. Va., April 11.--Fire which broke out here early today raged fierceltfor three hours, completely destroy ing the five-story wholesale grocery of Blake Brothers & Co. and the seven-story building occupied by the American Stogie Company. Several smaller buildings were crushed by falling walls, The loss will exceed $130,000, of which Blake Brothers & Co. suffered $70,000 and the American Stogie Company $45,000. Insurance is only partial. TRYING TO AVERT RA3IES. Former Cornell "End Rush" Taking Treatment for Dog's Bite. PHIIAPELPHIA, Pa., April 11.,Tohn H. Taussig, a son of Capt. Edward D. Tausaig, commander of the battleship Masachusetts and once famous as an ecud rush on the Cornell foot ball team, is in the Pasteur Institute, New York, undergoing treatment for a dog's bite. Mr. Taussig resides at Germantown, a fashionable suburb. He owned a fox ter rier which suddenly went mad and bit his master. Mr. Taussig immediately killed the animal and hastened to New York for treatment. THE INDIA EART|QUAXE. Fearful Casualtie in the Recent Cates i3 EQis inwYsI ainm qf'nm _ nnmnane ana -*04E Mm MB. BRIST W8 1BT1N CALLED ON 8ECBETA$Y TAPT TO DAY., Will Prepare a Bepoet Embodying the Results of His Work at Once. Mr. Joseph L. BrIsow, the special com missioner charged by Sagretary Taft with an investigation into the matter of rates on the Panama railroad, who arrived in Wash ington last night, called on "cretary Taft today to report his return trum an eztdn sive southern and western trip in pursuit of his inquiry. As the Secretary was very busy Mr. Bristow was unatp* to discuss his trip in detail, but is about to set at work at once to prepare a report embgdying the-re sults of his work. That will necessarily be voluminous and occupy some, tine in prep aration, so that Mr. Bristo will prepare some preliminary matter, wlpieh will.prob ably come before the meetig of the direc tors of the Panama..Railno4 dompany in New York city on the 17th instait. This question of railroad- rates is a diffi cult one to handle and assumes- O hases. First it was found necessary t rM[ into the effect of existing combinatioo bgween the railroad company and certp.ln steam ship lines on the general tra currents across the isthmus. And, haviig in mind the necessity of dissolving these corpbina tions and throwing open the Pa;iama rail road to all corners on even terms, I is a serious matter to fix the railrogd rates at a figure that shall develop -the .aoes busi ness. It is not the purpose t 'makre the road a money-making proposition, and, pro viding it will pay expenses while building up isthmian trade and aiding in the work of canal construction, the road will be regard ed as properly managed. It is with these questions that Mr. Bristow has dealt, main ly in the procurement of detailed informa tion as to trade possibilities under the changed conditions that will exist after the discrimination is removed. To that end he has secured on his western and southern trip a great mass of information which will be included in his report. To complete this work Mr. Bristow finds it necessary to visit Galveston and New Orleans, though that trip may be deferred until after the meet ing of the Panama railroad directors. Details of His T;ip. Mr. Bristow remained ten 4ays at Colon, and then made twelve round 4rips over the Panama railroad. He was in Fanama a fortnight, and then sailed nggtb along the coast of Central America, stopping at a number of points to make inquiries into traffic interests. He visited Sanita Cruz, made a study of the Tehaun#pee railroad, which is operated by the M iE*h govern ment, and then went to the ( y'of Mexico, and thence north to El Paso. From there he went to Los Angeles, SgniFracisco. Portland-,. Seattle and Tacon, stoppiag at each city to look into the trffi' c questions which involve the use of the' anama road. He was asked by several c'cpgmrcial clubs and chambers of commerce sham on the special subjeet of i tr a and did so, explaining the ea the government in isthmiah affalm. Mr. Bristow says that everysbere on the Pacific coast there is a keen in71.ain the canal-more so than in Mexico aCentral America. The contract- tha*t ?ama railroad has with the Pacific M Steam ship Company gives a rate fr Pacific. ports to Europe- and establishes combina tion with the transcontinental ttunk lines that the business interests of the west de nounce bitterly. Mr. Bristow will this weelt have a con ference with Mr. Shonts, the -e* head of the Panama canal commission, and report to him his observations while going over the route of the canal. CONTBACTOR COMPLAINS. Calls Attention of War Deartmnent to Bid Rejection. Complaint has been made to the War De partment by ex-Senator J. ,K. Jones, as at torney for J. C. Robinson, a Chicago con tractor, against the action of the board of governors of the Soldiers' Home in reject ing the bid of Robinson for the construc tion of the proposed marble mess hall at the Soldiers' Home. It is charged that the board of construction rejected the first lot of bids, made by fourteen contractors, and authorized Captain Summerhayse, the re tired army officer in charge of the work, to invite private percentage bids from a few chosen contractors in alleged violation of the statutes providing for open competi tion in the construction of public works. It is also alleged that Robinsotn submitted the lowest bid-5743,000-for the construction of the building at the original competition, and that the lowest bid for the work re ceived under the substitute plan i was $7h2,500. The protest has been referred by Secre tary Taft to the board of governors of the home, of which Maj. Gen. Ainsworth is president, and was cons16iered by the board at a meeting at the War Department this a.fternoon. The member*.of the board are disinclined to discuss the- matter for publi cation at this 'time, rnerely confining them selves to the general statement that the original bids were rejeoted because none of them was in compliance with the specifica tions on which the bide were based and 'also because of the unsatisfactory character of the bids. DEPEW QUIEZES KPER No Democrats Voted in Pennsylvania as Par as He Could See. Former Repreaea?a$tv. Kerr of Pennsyl vania, sometime ciert af the House and secretary of the dezaoeralic national com mittee, was in towp to4aI. Mr. Kerr, eschewing the huqsks of deuiggrade gItics in Pennsylvania, is now mWng ina~ with the plutocrats and& tzustitesagt New. York city; and he bears o'ut the gart, gewing stouter and mot.pte.perouage.ing "Politics?" echo-Mr. ierrI ,y tWOth lng in it; business ag mine iegog., As for democratic polities in Mnyaa, well, that's too much(ger, me. 4mt4an cey Depew after election, - e a quismical look upon lhe, he 'Kerr, I see there was eleq*ljn in Pennsylvania.' " 'Yes.' " 'Well, did you Wteet " 'Why?' " 'Oh. it didn't loI as if p7daecrat voted, so far as I see.' DENIED TR P~WIL UMii of a anae4 W'sb.d tern a An interesting quemteam has 3~m been 4. cied. by the eivil ey,o cr of the -n clsion Iavaet " a tion of the ~l 0$eis eolb THE EOUITAOLE CASE New Feature Added to the Litigation Today. A MOVE TO INTERVENE MADE BY CHARLES W. MORE, THE BANKER. To Restrain Putting Into Effect Mu tualization Plan Agreed Upon by Directors-Arguments. NEW YORK, April 11.-A new feature was added to the Equitable Life Assurance Society litigation today when Charles W. Morse, the banker and organizer of the American Ice Company, asked and obtained permission to intervene in the suit brought by Franklin B. Lord to restrain the put ting into effect of the mutualization plan agreed upon by the society's directors. Mr. Morse was represented by George Zabriskie, who informed the court that his client was the owner of fifteen shares of Equitable stock. His request to intervene both within and without the action was agreed to by the other parties. Mr. Untermyer, representing Vice Presi dent James H. Hyde, then said that he would present a formal petition of inter vention. In defining his position Mr. Untermyer said: Position Defined. "I may say that the gentlemen here ap pearing on behalf of the society are, in fact, representing Mr. Alexander and not the society, for there has been no delega tion of authority to them by the board of directors. "Mr. Hyde is most anxious for mutualiza tion, in fact, desires the amended charter put into effect at the earliest moment; but he wants mutualization on terms that will preserve the legal rights of the stock." William B. Hornblower, for the society, then resumed his argument, begun yester day, in favor of the consummation of the mutualization plan. He contended that the privilege of a stockhooloder to vote for di rectors was not a property right. Arguments Construed. When Mr. Hornblower had concluded his argument Mr. Untermyer presented Mr. Hyde's case.- Mr. Hyde, he said, as the controlling stoCkholder, opposed Mr. Lord's application for an injunction, and also op posed Mr. Hornblower's interpretation of the mutualization plan. which, he said, would accomplish much more than the mere taking away of voting control from the majority stockholder. He said that it would in ttfe end deprive Mr. Hyde of his property rights, and that if it' were per mitted to go through as interpreted by Mr. Hornblower, Mr. Hyde would be- "hum bled." Lawyer Zabriskie, for Mr. Morse, de clared that the stockholders had not been consulted as to the adoption of the Ihu tualisation plan, and that therefore he questioned the legality of the plan. This ended the argument of counsel and Judge Maddox gave them until Friday to file briefs. In the meantime he gave no decision. FAR ABOVE APRIL AVERAGE. Condition of Winter Wheat on First of the Month 91.6. According to the monthly report of the chief of the bureau of statistics of the Ag ricultural Department the average condi tion of winter wheat on April 1 -was 91.6, as compared with 76.5 April 1, 1904; 97.3 on April 1, 1903, and 83.1 as the mean of April averages during the past ten years. The average condition of winter rye on April 1 was 92.1, against 82.3 April 1, 1904; 97.9 at the corresponding date in 1903 and 87.9, the mean of the April averages of the last ten years. MINISTER MORGAN'S LEAVE. Will Sail From San Franciso for His Post May 3. Mr. Edwin V. Morgan, the newly-appoint ed United States minister to Korea, called upon Secretary Taft and the officials of the State Department today to take h!s leave before departing for his post. He leaves Washington tomorrow for his home at Aurora, N. Y., and will go from there to San Francisco and sail on the Korea May 3. He will be accompanied by Mr. Arthur S. Dixey of Boston, who goes to Korea as Mr. Morgan's private secretary, a purely unofficial position. Mr. Dixey has made several business trips in the east and is consequently acquainted with the country to which he Is going. CALLED TO SAY FAREWEL.L The Spanish Minister Presented His Letters of Recall. Senor Ojeda, the Spanish minister, called upon Secretary Taft and Acting Secretary Loomis today to say farewell and preierat his letters of recall. He leaves Washing ton tomorrow for New York, whence he sails on the 18th instant for Gibraltar. The retiring minister Is extremely popular here. and thie exchange of farewells between himself and the officials today was more than perfunotory, and he went away with many pleasant words from Secretary Taft and Mr. Loomis, expressive of the high regard in which he is held. His last ofi cial presentment related to the Spanish ap plicatiqn for the surrender of the Spanish ordnance and war supplies left In Cuba. which is about to be made the subject of an ofBicial report in the War Department. It appears that the Issue between Sp,ain and Cuba turns on the construction to be given to the term "movablem" as applied to the guns and fortificationh. No date has yet been set for the coming to Washington of Senor .acinthe, at pres ent Spanish'-minister to Tanera, who will succeed Senor Ojede. here, but. thie latter informed the State Departmient that Senor Pastor, at present Spanish secretary at Mesico and second secretary of the Span ish legation in Washington before the war, fs corniuy here immedIntely as secretary and charge d'afairee, ernamal X.=tioi, COLORADO PLANNING FOR PRESIDENT'S ENTERTAIN MENT FOR FRIDAY OF THIS WEEL COLORADO SPRINGS, Col., April 11. *esident Roosevelt's special train is scheduled to start from this city on its run into the Rocky mountains over the Colorado Midland railroad at 9:30 o'clock Friday night. Owing to heavy snows in the vicinity of Red Stone the destination has been changed to Newcastle, twelve miles west of Glenwood, from which point the party will start for camp. The pilot train, which will be run five minutes ahead of the special, will carry the newspaper representatives and several railway officials. One of the biggest engines on the Mid land will pull the special. On the pilot will be an enormous shield made of Ameri can flags, with red, white and blue stream ers reaching from the shield to the boiler head. In each window of the engine cab will be a picture of President Roosevelt, while the words, "Our President," printed in large letters, wili be placed on each side of the tender. By special request the President's car will be at the end of the train. The only official of the Midland to travel in the President's car will be M. L. Phelps, as sistant superintendent, who will have gen eral supervision. No attempt will be made at fast time, but the special will have the right of way over the road. Every train to he passed will be sidetracked at least twenty min utes before the special is due. GEN. FOUNTAIN RETIRED. Lieutenant Colonel of the 4th Cavalry Promoted, Lieut. Col. Samuel W. Fountain, 4th Cavalry, now in this city, has been ap pointed a brigadier general in the army and retired. Born in Virginia, he served as a private in the 140th Ohio Infantry during the civil war from May. 1864, to the following September. In July, 1866, he was appointed a cadet at the Military Academy from Ohio, and four years later was appointed second lieutenant of the 8th Cavalry. From February, 19411, to August, 110i3, he served by detail in the adjutant general's department. He has been lieutenant colonel of the -4th Cavalry since August, 1903. TO STATE COLOMBIA'S POSITION. President Reyes' Special Envoy Com ing to Washington. The State Department has been privately advised of the arrival In New- York, bound for Washington. of Senor Cabellero. who was sent to Caracas as a special minister by President Reyes, in the effort to re establish friendly relations between Coiom bla and Venezuela. The department is further informed that the mission was a failure because President Castro absolutely tefesed- to deal with Senor Cabellere with out an undertaking in advance on the part of Colombia to relinquish to Venezuela two of the ealtern states of Colombia bordering on Venezuela to which Colombia's title had already been confirmed by an arbitration. President Reyes regarded this cession as too high a price to pay for President Cas tro's friendship, so the two countries remain in a semi-hostile attitude, and President Reyes' special minister is coming to Wash ington to see that the State Department is acquainted with Colombia's true position. ARTILLERY IN CAMP. First of Troops Reached Norfolk for June Maneuvers. NORFOLK, Va., April 11.-One hundred men of the 51st Coast Artillery under command of Lieutenant Hancock, consti tuting the first of the troops which are to participate in the army and navy maneu vers in and about Hampton roads. June 11-17, arrived at Old Point Comfort today and went immediately into camp. The troops came from Governor's Island on the Old Dominion steamship Hamilton from New York. OHIO G. A. R. MAN KILLED. Major Jewell Struck by a Train at Marietta. MARIETTA Ohio, April 11.-Major Wil liam G. Jewell, one of the most widely known G. A. R. men of Ohio was Instantly killed by a Pennsylvania train today. With Cecil Gardner, he was in an automobile. The machine had crossed safely ahead of an incoming train when Major Jewell, be coming much excited, jumped and fell un der -the train. REFUSED LANDING. Sixty-Six Passengers Found AfBicted With Contagious Diseases, SA N FRANCISCO, A pril 11.-Six ty-six pas sengers who arrived by the steamship Man churia have been denied a landing by United States Immigrant Commissioner Northrup on the recommendation of the federal quarantine officer. They were found to be afflicted wi-th tra choma and other contagious diseases. The Galveston Sail. Prom Norfolk. The Navy Department is informed that the new cruiser Galveston sailed from the Norfolk navy yard yesterday for Gal 'weston, where she is to receive a silver service from the citizens of that city. The Galveston started on this trip several weeks ago, but- was compelled to return to Norfolk on account of an accident to her machinery. This vessel was partly built by the Trigg Company of Richmond and completed by the government at the Norfolk yard, Lieut. Gardener Beduced in Grade. Am a result of court-martial proceed ings Second Lieut. Frederick A. Gardener of the Marine Corp., attached to the School of Appliceion~, has been reduced five numbers in him grade. Lieut. Gar dener was onvicted of the charge of in toxication and conduct tending to the prejudice of.good.order anRd mailitary dim cipilne and sentenced to the less of ten ubs.This .sentence was tate by De s.I ~ partawent to a losm dve Noee S The Sunday Star will be a cluded In the subscription to The Star, which after April 1 will be 60 cents per month for the daily and Sunday Issues. All subscrib era to The Star will be serve! daIly and Sunday unless ordes are given to the contrary. IN BUSINESS SESSION National Council of Women Convenes Today. PROGRAM APPROVED REPORT OF THE CORRRSPONDING SECRETARY READ. Treasurer Gives Exhibit of Receipts and Disbursenients-Reception of Fraternal Delegates. The sessions of the fifth triennial meet ing of the National Council of Women opener' this morning in Pythian Temple. routine husiness being considered. The na tional president, Mrs. Mary Wood Swift. presided, and was surrounded by the fol lowing members of her executive staff: Mrs. Kate Waller Barrett. Virginia. vice preSi dent at large; Mrs. Flo Jamison M ller. Il linois, corresponding secretary; Mrs. Frances E. Burns. Michigan, first recording secretary; Mrs. Isabelle Quinlan, tllinoist Mrs. Isabella Quinlan. second te.ording secretary; Mrs. Lilian 1. Hollister. Michigan, treasurer. Others upon the platform were Miss Susan B. Anthony and Mrs. J. Ellen Foster. Among the other women present who have an international as well as national reputation were Rev. Anna Howard Shaw, president of the National Woman's Suffrage Association; Mrs. Calista Robinson Jones. past national prtsident of the Woman'S Relief Corps; Miss Sadie American, one of the famous orators of the organization;Mrs. May Wright Sewall, past president of the International Council of Women, and Mrs. Elizabeth B. Grann!s. president of the Na ticnal Christian League for the Promotion of Social Purity. The organizations represented in the con. ference this morning and ptesenting -cre dentials were: The National Woman's Suf frage Association. Rev. Anna HoWard'Shaw and Miss Susan P. Ant,iony; 'niversal Peace i'nlin. Mrs. Belva Lockwood; Na tional Christian League for the Promotion of Social Purity. Mrs. Eis.beth Grannis; National Council of Jewish Women. Mrs. Hannah G. Solomon and Miss Sadie Ameri can; Supreme liive, .Ladles of the Maccabees of the World. Miss Maxwell, Miss Van Ness; National Association of Colored W6jmen. Mrs. Mary Church Terrell. Mrs. Lanton; Great Hive of tIe Muern Maceabees. Miss Emma B3owen, Mre. Anna 0. Hothe; Na tional Catholie Benev'olent Association. Mrs. E. M. McGowan. Mrs. J. A. Roger; National Florence Crittenton Mission. Miss May Gor don, Mrs. Danmars; Ladirs of the G. A. R., Mrs. Belinda Balh'y. Mrs. M. Anna flail; National Free Baptist Society, Mrs. Francis Mosher. Mrs. Lura B. Lightner; Rathtbone Sisters of the World, Mrs. Lydia A. Monroe Mrs. M. Josie Nelson, Mrs. Anna E. Raison; National Woman's Relief Corps. Mrs. Fan nie B. Minot, Mrs. Calista Robinson Jones. Mrs. Fio Jamison Miller, past national president of the Woman's Relief Corps, wasn made chairman of the credential committee, Program Adopted. The program as printed in The Star was adopted as the rule of the sessions. Mrs. Flo Jamison Miller reported as cor responding secretary. She said the report was not so much a "report of what had been done as a report of conditions and things that ought to be done." She said that a little more than three years ago in the city of Washingtcn she had been elected corrcsponding secretary, and returned to her home filled with ambition to do great things. "Soon after returning from Indianapolis," she said. "with my ideas keyed to the highest note of council work, 1 was imn p:tssed with the thought that much might be accomp,lishted. even by an -individual member, if a plan could be outlined and worked out kooking to the uplifting of hu mnanity. This may seem to many as pre suimptious in. :as It were, a lay member, but I remember hcaring Rev. Parkhurst, in a sermon delivered to the members of the national conference of charities, say: 'The best work we can arny of us do is to do ex actly the thing-usually a very inconspicu ous thing-that the present moment calls for, to do today what tod,ay demands, not work out into tomorrow till tomorrow comes.' And so it seemed to me I could be gin on the work for and of today. I long ago learned that however much all might be willing to help after the movement wasn on the road to success, it was absolutslig A necessary that some one should start, ani so why not myself, for it would be easy to combine with others working along the same Uincs if best, or to drop out and let the more effeotive worker take the lead. "The outline planned was along the line et the recommendation offered and approved by the executive, that a heliative corn mittee be appointed to assist all move ments looking toward the betterment of the laws affecting women and children. "Twelve oSceial ommnunications have barn sent to each national association and ay eral .to the local councils. The Fre Bap tist Woman's Mlskpnary AssociatIon has been affiliated since our last executive meeting. But the Business Woman's As. sociation has dropped out of our ranks and, from what Information we ean secure, out of existence entirely. "This, I ams sue, all will isgret, for be .ides the pleasure of the mseeting with the shedid wesmen 1who have nrem time to binsirimhni=ass aag...ma