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No. 16,272. WASHINGTON, D. C., FRIDAY, APRIL 14. i905-TWENTY-TWO PAGES. TWO CENTS.
THE NVRNING STAR WITH SUNDAY MORNi1 NS IDTIOIf. damiss I.?, ua stret &aM P.syl afia Amse. The Star .wspsper Oompay. $. I, UfJAN*, President. New Te3 O"Se: Trnas Baitding. 1eage 03.s: Tribure Building. Th, Svesing Star, with the Sunday morning edi tiOn. is delirered by cerriers within the elty at d0 cents per month; without the Sunday morning edl ton at 44 cents per month. Difly, Snymnainl led, one Prmpid e cents. 1a6iy, Sunday exeepted. ore month, 6O cents. Satnrda" Star. 'ne year $1.00. 8nndaytar, with Candaytagadne. one year. $1.0. GUESSING LOCATION Views as to Whereabouts of Rojestvensky's Fleet. RUSSIANS ATISFlED NAVAL CIRCLES PLEASED OVER ADMIRAL'S COURSE. 'aris, Berlin and London Officials In tensely Interested in Progress of Czar's Squadron. ST. PETERSBURG, April 14-4:23 p.m .'he idmiralty has not received any dis patches recently from Vice Admiral Rojest vensky. The officials say that all talk of thi emergence of any of the interned Russian war vessels to join Rojestvensky's squad ron is pure nonsense. Much satisfaction and admiration are ex-. pressed in naval circles at the bold, direct manner in which Rojestvensky is carrying out the objects of his voyage. The attitude of indifference in certain quarters of society as to the outcome of the naval battle is arousing criticism, and Prince Ouktomsky, in his new paper, the Dawn, today takes society to task for its unpatriotic, careless attitude. The admiralty advices from Saigon do not mention any wounded men being on board the Russian hospital ship Orel, which ar rived there yesterday. She probably has sick sailors on board. It is understood that the Orel will leave Saigon at once and rejoin Admiral Rojest vensky's squadron, which it is said may be standing off somewhere up the coast await ing the hospital ship. Paris Names Tizar Banks. Special Dispatch to The Evening Star. NEW YORK. April 14.-A cablegram from Paris says: The Echo de Paris de clares that Admiral Rojestvensky's fleet is ir the neighborhood of the Tizar banks, 8th miles youthwest of Formosa. Berlin's Opinion of Squadron's Location BERLIN. April 14.-Admiral Rojestven sky's squadron is believed by the intelli gence division of the German navy depart ment to be lying off the Cuyos islands, eigh.ty miles south of Mindoro, Philippifle islands, recoaling and preparing for the last stage of its long voyage. Although these islands belong to the United States, they have fine anchorages outside the three mile limit, with hard botfom at twenty 'to twenty-five fathoms. The German havy department received In a telegram today from one of the East Indian ports, an indication that the Rus sians, when off the southern end of Cochin China, April 11. changed their course and headed on a course which would bring them to the Cuyos Islands in the northern part of the Sulu sea, 800 miles distant. in four days, at the rate of eight knots an hour. The Cuyos Islands lie tactically in such a position that the approaches can easily be watched by the Russian scoCjs. Three cruisers, it was added, had bten detached presumably for a diversion on the coasts of Japan, probably in the hope of calling off .Admiral Togo in pursuit. British Officer's Opinion. LONDON, April 14.-A British naval offi cer who knows the China sea well says that Makung h.arbor, in the Pescadores islands between Formosa and the Chinese main land. which the Japanese have chosen as one of their naval bases for operations against the Russian squadron commanded by Adpiiral Rojestvensky, is an ideal base for torpedo operations. The harbor is located in the southwest part of the largest of the Pescadores and has a safe anchorage, which runs back three miles, so that it is quite sheltered even from typhoons. He thinks that the fact that the Japanese have now revealed his position indicates that they are satisfied that there is no longer any possibility of Rojestvensky hearing of it before he arrives in the Straits of Formosa. the southern en trance of which he must now be nearing. REPORT FROM SAIGON. Russian Hospital Ship Said to Have Beached Port. MANILA, April 14.-Rear Admiral Train, in command of the American fleet in Asiatic waters, received a telegram at 8 cgelock this afternoon from Saigon, the capital and principal port of French C'ochin-China, re porting the arrival there of the Russian hospital ship Orel at 8 o'clock on the morn lng of April 13. The Orel had many wounded men on board. A dispatch received on Thursday by the Chicago Daily News from its correspondent at Saigon said: "Rojestvensky'a hospital ship arrived here Wednesday night to take on board pro visions, coal and medicir.es. It will leave Thursday at midday to rejoin the main squadront." No mention was made of wounded men aboard this ship. Naval Engagement Denied. TOKYIO, April 14.-Noon.-The naval de partment pronounces the reports of a naval engagement recently off Saigon to be un founded. U. S. Cruiser Raleigh Reported. LABIUAN, British Borneo, April 14.-kne United States cruiser Raleigh sailed north ward today. Hecr destination is unknown. MRGAN. INDIGNANT. Annoyed by ItAlian Magistrate Who Wanted His Deposition. ROMIC. April 14-Before J.*Pierpont Mor gan, who arrived here yederday from Na ples, left Toarmina an examining magis trate from Toarmina boarded his yacht, the Corsair, to take Mr. Morgan's testimony concerning the person who sold him the famous cope stolen ,from the Cathedral of Ascoli, and subsequently returned to Ascoli by Mr. Morgan. The latter was in dignant at being troubled about the mat ter after having returned the cope withogt oven asking for the reimburgemient of~ the ney he had paid for it. He said he did not remember anyting cnneted with the purchiye of the cop., but wheanakdto aign a statement to that0 ot M-. dg refised, aying be weMdi- siga aa~n In a les...sge he did nt msrsmj,n . in ea sh.pSi. o h esse. It wa g:te~ iste- atvii ta t he aaih SITUATION AT FRONT Russians Have Kept Up a Gradual Retreat. MAIN FORCE AT KIRIN REARGUARD OF 12,000 IN TOUCH WITH. MIKADO'S TROOPS. Changchen Rallying Point for Chang tu and Fakumen Divisions 3,000 Retard Japanese. TOKYO, April 14, 3 p.m.-The following official announcement was made today: "Our force, advancing eastward via the Fushun and Hailing road, encountered and defeated the enemy on the morniig of the 12th at Erhhoulu, seven miles east of Ying pan. The enemy's strength was one regi ment of infantry, six squadrons df cavaltry and four guns. Our force then occupied Tsangshih, about nineteen miles east of Y,ngpan. The enemy, in retreating toward Hailung, fought at every step. "The enemy on the Kirin road has grad ually retreated since the 11th, a portion of this force still remaining to bar the pas sage of the Yushu river. "No change has occurred in the Changtu or Fahkmen districts, except occasional cavalry skirm!shes." Russian Main, Force in Kirin. It is reported that the main force of the Russians, which retired in the direction of Hsingking, has reached Kirin. The rear guard, which is estimated at 12,000 men, continues in the vicinity of Harlungcheng, closely in touch with the Japanese van guard. The main force, which retired from Kaiyuan over the Kirin road, is reported at Kirin with a rear guard of 8,000. at Itsu chow, Haklusu and at Sulipao, keeping in touch with the Japanese forces. Changchen is evidently the rallying point for the Changtu and Fakumen forces. Al though a force, estimated at 13,000 men, has been detailed to occupy Fenchua, and 3,00) to hold Pamiencheng, the latter force seems assigned to check and retard the Japanese advance. The imperial ordinance which declares. Mako harbor, on the Pescadores Islands, in state of siege. becomes operative to day. Stoessel Trial Begun. ST. PETERSBURG, April 14.-There is - no truth in the report from Cracow that Lieut. Gen. Stoessel had been as a for mality condemned to death by the com mission appointed to inquire into the surrender of Port Arthur. His trial only began today. Russians Raided Daf r(, Russian troops hae suecessfully raided the railroad in thejk ection of Kalyuan, about twenty milin'tk of Tie Pass7A' dispatch from Gen. Line'vitch, Aprfl 12, to Emperor Nicholas says:. "Our cavalry April 9 destroyed the rail road and wires near Yakutsu and be tween Kaiyuan and Changtu, and April 10 the cavalry cut the telegraph line near Kaiyuan." REGARD ACT AS FRIENDLY. Russian Comment Upon Statement From Washington. ST. PETERSBURG, April 14.-Dispatches from Washington showing that Japan offi cially notified the United States when the rupture with Russia occurred that no act of hostility would take place till after a formal declaration of war had been made. whereas hostilities broke out February 8, and the declaration of war was not for mally made until February 10. attract much attention here. Although the dispatches arrived too late for newspaper comment this morning, there is considerable speculation as to the cause of the publication of the statement at this time. It is regarded as p, friendly manifestation toward Russia on the part of the United States, Russia having always contended that the statement of M. Kurino, 'former Japanese minister at St. Petersburg, to Foreign Minister Lamsdorff, when he pre sented the note severing diplomatic rela tions, in which he expressed the hope that the rupture was only temporary, gave Rus sia no reason to anticipate an attack with out warning in the shape of a declaration of war. Removal of Censorship. The press commission has recommended the removal of the censorship from car toons and the debates of zemstvos and other legal organizations. COL. BUCH ANAN PROMOTED. Vacancy in the List of Brigadier Gen .erals Filled. The vacancy in the list of brigadier gen erals of the army, caused by the retirement of Brig. Gen. Francis Moore for age on the 6th instant, and the subsequent promotion and retirement, successively, of eight other officers, was permanently filled today by the appointment of Col. James A. Buchan an, commanding the 24th Infantry at Fort Harrison, Mont, Glen. Buchanan is ordered to proceed to Manila and report to Ma.j. Gen. dorbin, commanding the Philippine division, for assignment to duty. Gen. Buchanan was born in Maryland and was appointed, second lieutenant of the 14th Infantry from that state in March. 1867. By gradual promotions he reached the grade of colonel, 24th Infantry, In Au gust, 1905. He was educated at St. John's College, Annapolis, and at Georgetown Uni versity, in this city. He served on the pasins during the Indian troubles and was one of the offRcers 4etailed to prepare the war records. During the Spanish-American war he served in Porto Rico, of which country he was for a time military commander. Gov. Samuel Ogle, a coloniaL governor of Maryland, -was Gen. Buchanan's gr4at great-grandfather. Goev. Benjamin Ogle and Chief Jusice John Buchann weere his uncles. Judge Tbnomas Buchananth C~ol. John Miller of Washington county wore his paternal and ffiaternal grandfathers,' Turkey Deaf to Cupid's matmu. Some time ago a Tusk, who land becom a naturalised' aittuen of the UUM States, appealed to tbtt State Depasrtm.tik to gro eure permission. from the Turishgoas mst for his aes to leave Turlrsy eerne to Aksik to 'be msindet to - f PLEADED NOT GUILTY SRS. CH ADTWICB ARAITGNED IN U. S. CIRCUIT COURT. harged With Aiding and Abetting False Entries by Cashier Spear of the Oberlin Bank. CLBVJK AND. Ohio, April 14.-Mrs. Chadl g9ck,- when ,ari:algned in the United States flstrict court today, pleaded imf gtity to he. new lndictment recently returned tgainst her by the grand jury, charghng er with aiding and abetting Cashier A. B. ?pear of the Oberlin bank In making false ] ntries In the bank's books and in making ntrue statements to the controller of the ,urrency. Spear was also arraigned today tnd pleaded not guilty to the joint Indict ment. The court increased Mrs. Chadwick's Lil from $20,000 to $ 2t.000. Of the $7,000 added -,,000 was to cover the new indictment, while $1,000 was named on each of two of the old Indictments, upon which no ball ,ad been specifically fixed heretofore. Government's One Chahce. In reply to a question of A ttorney Wing, cunsel for Mrs. Chadwick, in court today 3istrict Attorney Sullivan stated that Mrs. Thadwick would not be tried on arfy of the ndictments standing against her during the )resent term. This is taken to mean that the government will not try Mrs. Cha-l wick again unless she escapes punishment rn the conspiracy charge upon which the was recently tried. It is known that Mrs. Chadwick's attar nieys are quietly at work In another at :empt to secure ball for her. Including the1 )pnd demanded In the state courts for the release of Mrs. Chadwick it will now re iuire a total surety of $47,000 to obtain her elease, pending the decision of the circuit !ourt of appeals on the motion for a new _? :rlal.1 Mrs. Chadwick was apparently in much )etter health today when she appeared n he court room thani during her trial. She I was fashionably attired In a black silk j * ? /11 sored With occrrd, and twobetnge tad hae berlinc'aaded Lds andAdiral Oh,aringln co.-mmad ngck henrfoinvd iard oderUied atava ugtr~ tortetddat.once todtowthe yatdh to ioro. The Sylphcwasnt het ofethre eidenat oher by t er ulargtion her recetly agd abrdiMrs RCasherel And rercildrn.h bans boosvl and party, nteru ef tet typ t Jconlle oandh rsrcde toea wasgo alsomaedy tod.y l'headedh unot gihtyng the Eloin t Inda,t Thve coutgnalcfsresMs. -adwihe Morani ner0 wmeastl ce ther assictaunte hd towd Indirtmnts upror. whecht sl *ad pecif rieall fiedhrtforena. ar It ovs ernentser hathesabor n replyr to aqestion of tt rey, Wi NcnelfrMr.adwickmn, cortda iTec batteyi Tullivanstd tha Monor rivedwca wul not W estridodyo h nTents barndingeagainstmher dursngrdhe thovenment wilo ottrdMs.h. This gknownat Mrs.e hChhawickns att icy are urey a or In=r anohr al :emtnt nsr alorer. I udnte "PLAY BALL !" CHARGE IS DISMISSED Nan Patterson Relieved in Conspiracy Case, MOVED BY PROSECUTION .TTORNEY BAND ADMITTED A MISTAKE HAD BNE *.ADE, are Beserved Right to Besubmit - Ef fect.of Action-Tighit Over '. turn of Letters. NEW YORK, April he indictment harging Nan Patterson with conspiracy, with J. Morgan Smith and Mrs.' Smith, wrongfully to obtain money from Caesar iYoung, was dismissed in the c.ourt of gen ral sessions today at the request of Assist mant Distrrct Attorney Rand. Counsel for the Smiths demurred to the ndictments against the Smiths and de :lared that the facts alleged against them lid not constitute a crime. The court re ;erved decision in that case. Counsel for he Smiths endeavored to secure the return )f property taken from the Smiths, but aided. Miss Patterson, who is about to.be tried Lgain for the murder of Caesar Young, was tirought into court with the Smiths. Mr. Rand told the- court that a mistake had een made in drawing up the indictment tgainst Miss Patterson and that it tended o prejudice her position in the capital case. Remanded Back to Tombs. In asking for the dismissal of the Indict nents against her he reserved right to re iubmit. Miss Patterson was then remanded >ack to the Tombs prison. The effect of the action will be to pre rent her counsel from getting at the grand ury minutes, which might have aided in ...otcntiua rm. Thr-.- -or e ;erve de inse ha ae.Cuse o Con o he Smiths enevrdteured the r nent .ptaer tae rmth, Smihs butm aed.t rdc hm.weee hywr ragted iThe court refuse the Smtn.Mr Ian suppdrthe ou thacotentintae hd 'acts chareindaaingt the ihnditmnt tganstiss Patespiracy, tha couse ted n aingfpte ter dimsala ofith int esaYg,ain hh the rdrigt stoated. ubhat Miss Patterson was abhut toreme akto m the Tombs prson.ftealeain aThe eharge of thconill be gto mone Conte cse from ettimnt a te grand t iuts, andith mth ae a ided ietn Lnr deenen Ofes.H-elrdta Cosel orethne Smiths nthben aosdedh nourrefr an alowde couel te dsbmit nrenfs aenro the y Smiths and prom-fe wh eecsed froduehm plheaneg,he weree ranted The cormbfsedtemoin Onlsppot rofehscorteinatd h APPLETON,e cosiac, thri cou.-D rerd summasong,n hc the oletpoesrifte staed hate Uiverso as bout toatcthe n te chreight yearspHeray tol gethe Coutelmaid teveat stmntsa to uMis atterons healoth Elidabet bea outh TeaFrnch ambtatsdo theallgd othrete hg thrf Youn wth a rele, i trerwa Ric neeeofes. He declaredtht.ov Withat hads pr, etne cud nodte ponsiderte nuetoter reserved eciion on. bete nte Oisdpt Prfessord. 4S FLAMES LIT UP CITY $100,000 PIBE IN NEW YORK EARLY THIS MORNING. Blaze Spread to Two Six-Story Struc tiures Adjoining and Others Scorch ed-Watchmen Missing. NEW YORK. Apiil'4.- Five persons were badly hurt, fifty others Iharrowly escaped death or injury, and hundreds were driven from adjoining tenements in a dre early today Which entirely destroyed the seven story sweetshop building at 127-181 Hester street and extended to and damaged several other nearby buildings. When the fire was at its height the flames lit up the whole of the lower part 'of the city and the East river with a glare that could be seen for miles. The damage is estimated as close upon $100,000. That there were none of the usual fatali ties accompanying a big East Side fire was due to the fact that the destroyed building was used almost wholly by small clothing makers, and there were no children and only one woman, the wife of the janitor, in the place. Watchmen Leaped for Life. About fifty men, some employed as Watch men for the various clothing factories, and others friends of the watchmen, whom they permitted to sleep there, were in the build ing. As the fire started on the third floor and spread so quickly that escape by the stairs from the upper stories was soon cut off, more than half of these men had to jump to the roofs of adjoining buildings, some across the chasm of an eight-foot alleyway, to save their lives. All of the injured were hurt in making the leap for lifa. Before the fire was controlled it spread to two six-story tenements adjoining and singed the fronts of four big tenements and a public school building on the south side of the street. Police and firemen searched the ruins of the burned building, expecting to find the bodies of the watchmen, several of whom had not been accounted for. THE CHICAGO STRIKE PROSPECTS POR SETTLEMNrT' MORE HOPEFUL TODAY. CHICAGO, April 14.-A more hopeful outlook for settlement of the Mlontgom ery Ward teamsters and garment work era' strIke developed today. Labor load ers and an attorney representing the Em ploying Tailors' Association held a con ference with Mayor Dunne, and as a re sult It was stated that Montgomery Ward & Co. were willing to take back the striking garment workers, The point upon which settlement would hinge was the basis upon which the gar ment workers would be taken back, Pres ident Cornelius P. Shea of the teamsters' union, President Dold of the Chicago Fed eration of Labor and President F. H. Rickert of the garment workers repre sented the strikers in the eon,ference. At torney Martin J. Isaa spok, for the Employlng Tailors' Association. After the conference, ~1hlch yas preiimt=nry, At torney Isaacs left to confer with the em poys 9previous to returning agin to "We argE 'hopeful thkt tbe' strike will SIOW MAY DELAY H10T Heavy Fall in Colorado Will Disturb Camp Plans FOR ROOSEVELT PARTY WEATHER " REPORTED T:REE WEiK3 BERIND NORM AL. Conditions in Mountains Now Preclude Hunting for Griszlies-Riding Is Doubly Dangerous. NEWCASTLE, CoL, April 14.-With the snow two feet deep in every direction from the camp and from three to five feet deep in the hills, with the snowstorm still con tinuing, it is possible that President Roose velt will be compelled to delay his hunt here or content himself with smaller game than the grisslies he has planned to kill. For a week now the snow has fallen day after day. Not. twenty-four hours have passed without It's storming. All that pre vents the reads and trails from being abso lutely impassable is the warm weather that baa Intervened and c- a great extent melt ed the snow. P. B. Wells. a Meeker hunter, who is one of the party, has just arrived here. It took him nearly five hours to make the twenty miles' ride from Camp Roosevelt and his horse was worn to exhaustion when he reached here. "The weather is at least three weeks be hind the normal," he said. "There has been an unusual amount of snow here this winter, but not in ten years have I seen the conditions so bad as this season." Camp in Perfect Shape. According to Wells, the camp is now In perfect shape. It has been practically de cided to track the game with dogs and to follow with horses. This is considered one of the most dangerous sports, and the bad condition of the ground makes it dou'Ay dangerous now. A full-grown grizzly can easily race away from a horse, and the dogs can almost equal the speed. Hunters here point out that to hunt from horses at all a dead gallop must be kept up all of the time to close in with the quarry, and that this speed must be maintained over gullies, through gulches, around rocks, over broken logs, through thickets and brush up and down mountain sides, and so, they pessimistically sdd, some one is sure to be hurt. Vomen to Share in Entertainment, Now that the reception to President Roosevelt- and the parade is assured; the wegnen of Newcastle have decided to do their share. As soon as the President alights from the trla 'a committee from the Women's Read ing Club will surround him and will escort hIM to the club rooms, where on behalf of th women of Garleld county he will be presented with a horsehair bridle for the use of Miss Alice Roosevelt. The bridle itself is a work of art which took over a year to complete. All of the straps, including the reins, are made of pure white horsehair and the buckles are of solid silver. Train on Schedule Time. PUEBLO, Colo., April 14.-The special train bearing President Roosevelt and party passed Texline this morning on schedule time. The train was met at Emory Gap by Gov. McDonald and party, who will ac company the President to Colorado Springs. The President will deliver a short address on his arrival at the union station here, at 5:45 p.m. Arrangements have ' been com pleted for a big reception. The weather in southern Colorado was ideal. Ea4ge for the President. COLORADO SPRINGS, Col., April 14. Upon the return of President Roosevelt to this city from his hunting trip, about the middle of May, he will be waited upon by the members of the Pike's Peak Press Club of this city and presented with one of the club's handsome gold badges as a souvenir of his visit. The President has been elected an honorary member. The badge will be made of pure Cripple Creek gold. It is also planned to take the President to the summit of Pike's Peak on the cog railway, and an extra effort will be made to have the road open by the time he re turns. BECBETARY AND SENATOR. A Priendly but Spirited Controversy by Letter. Secretary Shaw .and Senator Hansbrough of North Dakota are engaged in a friendly but spirited controversy by letter on the question of the recent wheat drawback de cision of the treasury. Two letters that had passed between the- two men were made public yesterday by Senator Hans broughi. The first was from Secretary Shaw to the North Dakota senat~or, callog his attention to an interview In which he was quoted as stating, "Secretary Shaw, in furtherance of his fantastic and unconsti tutional scheme of tariff revision by appl catiop of the drawback law, permitted the millers to bring in wheat from ~abroad." Secetary Shaw expresses doubt that Sen ator Hansbrough made the statement, and proceeds to el - attention to the law and its interpretation by the attorneys general of the United States. Sen#tor Hans brough'. reply does not deny his inter view, leaving it understood that he stood by his words. He then goes on to talk about the wrongful construction of the l.aw relating to drawbqcIg. both by the Atter ney General and the Secretary of the A second instalient.ef the correspond once will be made .public in a few" days, TO 3NrotaaE AGR==Z==NT, Movement by Warublis in nomnin Water. According to adviesn to the Navy De uaseSt there was a generaf ssovepint g.e=ena of n=Itaats~ warsbIps sa tied i nn=ineam witers Ben the ea gegnamae ef the uaemeat with the Uuited iafe t asda.maiUesa 4f the Do -amm douanes, #m Ammiral Ugee. to WWt To Advertsers. To insure proper is tion and clas$tca i * vertisers are rog ld0 to send their announcements for Saturday's Star either to the main office or branch offices as early as possible Saturday morning. LARGE REALTY DEALS Trades Already Closed or Ready to Do So IN BUSINESS SECTION F 8TREET PBOPEETIEB INVOLV IN TRAN$ACTION& Glover Building. Losekam Building and Warder Building Among Those Talked Of. Several large transactions in real estab are being talked about as either having been closed or in process of being closed. There is naturally a good deal of gossip in real estate circles in regard to them, and the details are discussed with a good deal of interest. The deals princ:pally mention ed are three In number, and refer to prop erties which are located on F street. and naturally these circumstances give fresh impetus to the interest which has been manifested for some months past very strongly In properties in the business sec tion of the city. One of the transactions referred to is the sale of the Glover building. a five-story of fice structure on the north side of F street between 14th and 13th streets. The pur chaser is Senator Proctor. and the price paid is said to be about $1li,trx. The own ers of the property ware the estate of A. T. Britton, M. M. Parker and A. A. Thomas. It is supposed that Senator Pioctor bought this property .s an Investment, and It Is likely that sarne ch:inges and altera tions will be made in the interior W$ch will be intended to make the structure bet ter suited for its present use as an o0s building. Another transaction is the reported pur chase by Mr. Thomas R. Marshall, the pro pr'etor of the Losekam, of the building. at l323 F street. where his business is now established. The owner is Mrs. Louisa Los2kam. It is understood that the price which has been agreed upon is in the neigh borhood of P87.ixJ0. and according to the general understanding the franch:se for the business entered as an Important consid eration In the value. The lot has a front age of twenty-four feet by a depth of 113% and has a total area of 2.728 square feet. The improvements consist of a three-qtory building. In the event this- deal is con summated on thobe terms the price paid will be about $30 per square foot. It is also generally rumored that the War der building, at the southeast corner of 9th and F streets. his changed bands. 'This is a six-story building, with stores on the first Boor and oMces above, and is owned by the Warder estate. It is stated it bas been exchanged for property in this dtf owned by Mr. Henry M. Baker. T1LRER IMPORTANT QUETON86 Subjects to Be Considered by a Seuiai Commission. The President has appointed a special commission to deal with three Interesting and important questions wh.ch have arisen relative to the diversion and interference with the course of international rivers. This commission consists of Judge Pen field, so!icitor for the Department of State; Special Assistant Attorney General M. C. Burch and Prof. F. H. Newell of the geo logical survey, and that body has just had its first meeting. All of the questions before the commis sion have formed the subject of extensive correspondence between the State Depart ment and Mexico on the south and the Do minion of Canada as represented by Great Britain on the north. On the r'outh there is the long-standing controversy growing out of the damming of the Rio Grande and the use of the waters of the upper river for irrigating purposes in United States ,terri tory to the injury of the Mexican farmners on the south bank of the river. The Mex icans claim that the Rio Grande is a nlaw igable river and consequently that this di version of the water is In violation of in ternational law. To the westward the commission is to deal with the Colorado river, where tbd upper waters in the United States are also about to be diverted to the loss of the Mex ican ranches In lower California. On the north thq. Milk river projects in Montana have alarmed the Canaians. Arising in the United States, this river flows into Canada and back again In Mon tana. The Canadians have been Dishing large use of the waters on their side, which has led to a project by the people of Mon tana to cut out the entire bend in the river on the Canadian side by a canal, the effect of which would be to completely deprive the Canadians of water. The commission is therefore obliged to deal with some entirely new questions of International law relative to riparlan rights. Director Walcott og the geological survey joined the cornmission today in a visit to *Secretary Taft at the War Department and had a conference with him to ascertain his views as to the scope of the work before As the result of the conference with Sec retary Tmft, It was decid!ed that as these projects, such as the. mternational dams across the Rio Grande and the reelamannlo dem on the Colorado. had been autherised by Congress there was nothing to do but to proceed with the work, leaving the broeder question of international riparia rights to be treated diplomatiestly. TO BE BEDUCED TEN 1ILB Punisheat Tmengnmi in the Case d -Capt Jawis, Capt. ECdson A. LewIs, 16th Infantry, was regenty tried by court martial at New York city on the charge of duplicating hi pay accounts. which charge was broah by Louis Uilverinanu, a New Yott brebers ~ who alleged that the ooer failed to a inen borrowed money. He Was femada guilty of that charge, hut guilty of the - eharge of tieglect of duty, to the prej~ of good order and miltax discipline, as senteoced to be reduced Le ales In rat ad to cenbnament to the ihits eft seat for sig maeths. - Osa. GIant, enmaani the Departah of the Mat hut approved the acion of th emait. but- emusynte the sntenee to . bemas ase.ies -