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WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION. Ittlincsa OfTieo, 11th Btrtet and Pisnaylrania Arenut. The Evening Star Newspaper Company. 8. H. KAUFFKANN. Priaident. N?w York OfBee: Tribnnt Buildicg Chicago OCce: Tribute Bnildisg. Th-? Fvenin* Star, with the Sunday morning mil lion, Is delirerod by carriers within the city at .V) rents per month; without the Sun lay morning edi tion at 44 cents per month. By mail, postage prepaid. T>*i1y. Sun lay included, one month, cents. i>ally, Sunday excepted, one month. 60 cents. Saturday Stnr < ne roar. SI.00. Sunday Star, with Sunday Magazine, one year. $1.50. TING J BATTLE Rojestvensky's Fleet Steam ing Toward the Enemy. CANNONADING HEARD BELIEVED ADMIRAL WILL SEEK JUNCTURE WITH NEBOGATOFF Before Engaging in Conflict ? Tokyo and St. Petersburg Intensely Inter ested in Coming Climax. KAMRANH BAY. Indo-China, via Sai pon. April 24, 11:30 a.m.?The Russian squadron, consisting of fifty-two ships, in cluding the transports, left Kamranh bay at noon April 22 and the main portion soon disappeared in a northerly direction. Sixteen vessels, the Russian cruiser Svietlana. the Russian hospital ship Orel, four German transports, seven Danish transports and three Russian transports remained iti the offing. Fishermen and others assert that they hearil heavy cannonading off Kamranh bay during the evening of April 22. Those who saw Admiral Rojestvensky prior to his departure say he is suffering from dysentery accompanied by severe pa ins All tin' officers and crews of the Russian ships appeared to be full of con fidence. Rojestvensky's Intention. It is believed here that it is Admiral Rojestvensky's intention to do everything possible to have Admiral Nebogatoff join him before undertaking a decisive battle. A torpedo boat destroyer is patrolling the coast. The French third-class cruiser Descar tes left here at 2 o'clock Saturday after noon for a point on the coast where a fisherman reports that he saw twenty warships. The man, however, was unable to give their nationality. ' Although the Russian crews were con fident of victory, independent observers who got near enough to Admiral Rojest vensky's warships to be able to inspect them Were not unanimous regarding the efficiency of the squadron. THE RUSSIAN SQUADRON. Reported Fifteen Miles From the Coast Steering Northward. SAIGON. April 24 ?According to the last news received here, the Russian squadron was fifteen miles from the coast. The vessels were steering northward. Tokyo Anxious Ovei Situation. TOKYO, April 21?Information is keenly awaited regarding the movements of Ad miral Rojestvensky's squadron. It is gtn ? rally believed that the Russian warships will either continue north from Kamranh until they reach Chinese waters outside the territorial limit or enter the Pacific ocean. OPINION AT PARIS. No Confirmation of the Report of Fleet Engagement. PARIS, April 21.-1:20 p.m.?The foreign office and other government departments and the bourse were closed today in con nection with the Easter holidays, which, with the Easter adjournment of both branches of parliament and the departure of President Loubet and most of the min isters. except Foreign Minister Delcasse. to attend the unveiling of the Gambetta statue at Bordeaux, has resulted in a period of calm after the excitement attending the Delcasse incident and the Japanese pro test. The foreign office was open briefly at noon when it was said that no confirma tion had been received of the reported can nonade outside of Kamranh bay during the night of April 22. the day Admiral Rujest vensky left the coast of Annam. The officials here discredit the report that the crew of the interned Russian cruiser Diana, now at Haifong. joined Ad miral R'.jestvensky previous to his sail ing as tlie official advices show that a daily roll-call is made for the purpose of preventing the departure of any members of the crew. The neutrality incident is officially con sidered closed. M. Delcasse's not accom panying M Loubet to Bordeaux is due to the unsettled status of the Moroccan question and to the possibility of further complications over neutrality. A telegram from Toulon says it is ru mored there that orders have been re ceived to dispatch the French armored cruisers Kleber and Desalx to the far east and to hold the third-class cruisers Cas sard and Alger in readiness to put to sea. Report Denied. ST. PETERSBURG, April 24.?The re port that the crew of the Russian cruiser Diana interned at Saigon after the bat tle of August 10, but recently undergoing repairs at Haifong. Tonciuin, had Joined Admiral Rojestvensky at Kamanh bay previous to the sailing of the Russian squadron April 22, is denied here. Questions Foreign Telegrams. The admiralty is disposed to accept with reservation all foreign telegrams an nouncing the whereabouts of Vice-Ad miral Kamimura and the Japanese ships, believing that many of them are purpose ly sent out for strategical deception. The Novoe Vremya this morning prints a rumor that the opposing squadrons were already engaged Saturday but the paper lias nothing to support the report and no credence is placed in it. RESCUED NEGRO YOUTH. Sheriff Saved Him From Lynching oil Murder Charge. COLI'MBI'S, Ohio, April 24.? Speeding from .in angry mob of 4?M> white people at Mt. Vernon. Ohio, today. Deputy Sheriff James I'. Shellenbarger. in an automobile rescued George Copeland. a negro youth, who had been tracked home by bloodhounds and arrested on a charge of assaulting and murdering Miss Miranda Bricker, a white woman, aged fifty-five years. As soon as word got out that the negro had been placed in jail a mob quickly gath ered. The cowering and frightened negro was disguised by a big overcoat and placed in the bottom of an automobile. One of the sheriff's deputies jumped in and a record run was made to Centerburg twelve miles away. There Copeland was placed In Jail under heavy guard, awaiting the arrival of a train for Columbus. The mob has not as yet learned of the transfer and is being momentarily aug mented by people from the country dis tricts. attracted to the city by the news of the murder. Sheriff Shellenbarger before leaving Mt. Vernon addressed the mob and begged that the law be allowed to take its course, as suring the people that Copeland would be given a speedy trial. Copelirnd was arrested after a pack of bloodhounds had trailed him over a two mile route to his home. A big crowd fol lowed the dogs. There was evidence of a terrible struggle on the part of the woman, and marks on the lawn show that she was draped j?i feet from the point where she was first attacked. Miss Brieker was a servant in the Fair child family and was highly respected. She was for years employed at the Kennyon Military Academy. CONFESSED TO MURDER. Italian's Story Exonerated Man Held for the Crime. PHILADELPHIA. April 24.?Antonio Zolopso. an Italian, today-confessed to the murder of Frank Melejto. who was stabbed to death last night on the Delaware river front. In his confession he exonerated Eustace Fortunatus, who was arrested shortly after the commission of the crime on suspicion of being the murderer. Early today the police arrested Zolopso, who bears a resemblance to Fortunatus. Zolopso was taken to the morgue, and when shown the body of Melejto, he shouted: "I did it," and fell in a faint. Later at police headquarters Zolopso made a statement. He said that he and Melejto had been enemies for a number of years. The murdered man. he asserted, had formerly been engaged in the manufac ture of counterfeit money and had employ ed Zolopso's brother-in-law to circulate the spurious coii>. The latter was arretted and imprisoned. Last night Zolopso and Me lejto met and quarreled and Zolopso stab bed Melejto to death. Both Zolopso and Fortunatus were held to await the action of the coroner. ROBBERS SECURED JEWELS. Shrewd Trick to Gain Entrance Into Chicago House. CHICAGO, April 24.?On the pretense of serving a search warrant t'iree men gained entrance to the apartments of Mrs. D. Gilmore, on 20th street, and at the point of a revolver robbed Mrs. Gil more and Edward Giroux of $2,500 worth of diamonds. The victims were then bound and thrust into a closet and the door locked on them. After the robbers had departed Mrs. Gilmore tugged at her bonds and re leased her hands. She and Giroux were half strangled in their narrow quarters. Giroux, to get a breath of fresh air, kicked out one of the panels in the door. He attempted to crawl through this, but the opening was too narrow. Another pan el was then broken and Mrs. Gilmore crawled through. She secured a dupli cate key and relieved Giroux. About $r>.(NP0 worth of jewelry sought by the rob bers was overlooked. MANDATE AGAINST BEAVERS. Must Come to Washington to Be Tried for Postal Frauds. The 1'nited States Supreme Court today issued a mandate for the appearance of George YY. Beavers in this District, in the postal cases of the government. The mandate was issued upon request of So licitor General Hoyt of the Department of Justice, in accordance with the court's decision of last Monday. Mr. Hoyt also asked for a mandate in the case of Benson, whose presence is de sired in the land office cases, but counsel opposed the motion on the plea that a motion will be made for a rehearing. The court postponed action for one week in the Benson matter. HEALTH ON THE ISTHMUS. Report of Dr. Gorgas Shows a Steady Improvement. Secretary Taft has received a cable mes sage from Gen. Davis at Panama in regard to sanitary conditions in the canal zone, in which he says: "Gorgas' health report, March, shows steady improvement. End of March em ployes were about 9,000; sick in hospitals, 153; total deaths. 11. Equals rate of four teen per thousand; favorable anywhere. In the last thirty days to date four cases yel low fever throughout the whole isthmus, of which one was in Panama. In previous thirty days, twelve cases. Each house in Panama bas been fumigated; a great many several times." Gold Watches, Binoculars and Medals Recently Presented. The President has presented a gold watch and chain to James Durie, captain of the British steamship Lillie; a binocular glass to Stanley Cooper, second mate, and gold medals to Svane Simonson, Andrew Jonnell, Albert Jacobson, seamen, and Costa Brangi, boatswain, for heroic services in effecting the rescue of the captain and crew of the United States schooner Ida C. South ard of New York. A gold watch and chain has been present ed to James Johnson, captain of the Brit ish steamship Anglo-Chilian; a binocular glass to T. K. Mathews, second officer, and gold medals to J. B. Marwick, able seaman, and H. Rendle, fireman, for heroic services in effecting the iescue of the captain and crew of the 1'nited States schooner W. R. Chester of Maine. A gold watch and chain has been pre sented to Jouke C. Metus, captain of the Netherlands steamship Prir.s Maurits; a binocular glass to P. G. Van der Est, first officer, and gold medals to Jacob J. Sted ing. boatswain, and Johannes W. C. C. Wil iemse, Douwe Zelyemaker and Douwe Boer, seamen, for heroic services in the rescue of the captain and crew of the United States schooner John G. Schmidt of Philadelphia. Personal Mention. M. M. Rlchey of Birmingham, Ala., su perintendent of the Southern Railway Com pany, is a gue'St at the Raleigh. Gen. H. C. Merriam of the United State? army and stationed at Denver, Colo., is at the Ebbitt. Former Secretary of the Treasury John G. Carlesle of New York is at the Willard. Mr. Carlisle is associated with Mr. A. S. Worthington of the city as counsel for de fendant Crawford, who was indicted jointly with Le>renz and Maehen in connection with the post office Irregularities. The trial has been set conditionally for May 2. R. L. Shepharei and Franklin Garrett of the United States Marine Corps are guests a" the Ebbitt. The Rev. Dr. J. Macbride Sterrett sailed today on the Neckar for Naples and will spend several weeks in Italy. Capt. Straub's New Duties. ("apt. Paul F. Straub, assistant surgeon, having reported to the Secretary of War in this city, has been ordered t? report to the chairman of the Isthmian canal commission for duty with the commission. Preliminary Trial of the Dubuque. It is announceel at the Navy Department that the gunboat Dubuque, built by the Gas Engine and Power Company of Meirrls Heights, N. Y.. will have a preliminary trial over the Long Island course May 11 and 12. Father Casey Appointed Chaplain. Father Joseph Casey, who has been sta tioned at the Catholic University in this city, has been appointed a chaplain In the army to fill a vacancy. He will remain at Fort Myer, Va? for a short time until regu larly assigned to u regiment. It Is under stood that he will be attached to either the 1st or 8th Infantry regiments. Significant Letter Received in St. Petersburg. REFERENCE TO WARSAW ALL THE COUNTRY AFLAME OVER SOCIALISM. x* ?..? .. ^ ? v -C' V, Police Doing Nothing Toward Preserv ing Order?Work Impossible Under Existing Conditions. ST. PETERSBURG, April 24.?The news from Poland paints a picture of veritable terror before the expected storm. A letter received here reads: "You know what happened at Warsaw, but you only know part of what is occur ring throughout the country. All Poland is in a great conflagration of socialism, ter ror of which is everywhere exciting a terri ble panic. We expect at Easter a general massacre of the Russian government offi cials and the wealthy, and- the blowing up of the Vistula bridge to prevent the arrival of troops from Russia. "The police are doing nothing. They pre tend to be blind and deaf to what is pass ing around them. The existing regime is the cause of discontent, which is 01 the in crease among the idle workmen driven from the factories and railroads because they are Poles. They say they will have vengeance." Conditions at Vilna. A letter from Vilna says: "Work is impossible under the existing conditions. The government's endless com missions have accomplished nothing and the landlords, workmen atjd peasants are convinced that open revolt and the bayonet are the only remedies. Easter may witness the inauguration of another insurrection like that of 1M63, which began, as this may, with a Russian massacre." Commenting on the above the Russ de clares the government must act promptly if awful carnage is to be avoided. The only thing to be done. It says, is to summon the moderates to give guarantees that the promised rwforms will be realized. Destruction of Private Property. With the object of stopping the destruc tion of private property, which has been going on in the rural districts under the influence of the leaders of the peasant movement, an imperial decree was issued today authorizing the minister of the in terior, M. Bouligin, to appoint commissions in the disturbed districts to trace the cul prits, assess the losses and collect the amount of damage done from the members of the village communities implicated, whose whole real and personal property is liable to be sold at auction for this pur pose. The decree also orders the granting of state loans to land owners not possess ing the means of repairing their losses. Newspaper Printers Strike. The printers suddenly struck yesterday, announcing their intention of refusing to work Sundays and holidays. Only the Russ and Novoe Vremya managed to appear this morning. Resolutions Returned Unopened. The resolutions adopted by the congress of the representatives of the higher schools were sent in a registered letter to the committee of ministers, and have been returned unopened. To Attend Senator Piatt's Funeral. Mr. Loomis, the assistant secretary of state, has gone to New York, and will leave that city today for Washington, Conn., where he goes to attend the funeral of Sen ator Piatt. Mr. A dee is acting as Secretary of State. The Raleigh Returns to Cavite. The cruiser Raleigh, which some days ago sailed'from Labuan, Borneo, for the Cuyos Islands, in the Philippines, has arrived at Cavite, according to a cable report to the Navy Department. It was assumed here that the Raleigh's commander had reason to lielieve that some of the ships of the hos tile fleets might enter the Philippine waters in the vicinity of the Cuyos Islands, and was sent there fo? the purpose of observa tion. EASTER(X) EGG ROLLING. PEACE NEGOTIATIONS MYSTERIOUS RUMORS AGAIN RIFE AT ST. PETERSBURG. ST. PETERSBURG, April 24, 5:55 p.m.? I Mysterious rumors that another attempt at peace negotiations is impending are cir- | culating in high quarters and the United States is directly mentioned as the inter- j mediary. The Associated Press has not been able to obtain any confirmation of the reports. No intimation of such a move has reached the American embassy, but at the foreign office this afternoon an official inquired, per haps significantly, when President Roose velt would return to Washington. As previously stated in these dispatches, a considerable party in the government holds strongly to the opinion that now that [ Admiral Rojestvensky is ready to strike, before the issue is put to the test would | be the most opportune time for opening I negotiations. USE OF THE WORD REMINGTON. Supreme Court Dismisses the Bill of Wyckoff, Seamans & Co. In an opinion by Chief Justice Fuller the Supreme Court of the I'nited States today ordered the dismissal of the bill in the case of Wyckoff, Seamans & Co. agt. the Howe Scales Company and others, Involving the right of the Howe company to use the word "Remington" as a trade mark on type writers manufactured by it. The contro \ersy grew out of the transfer by E. Rem ington & Sons to the Howe company and j others of the right to manufacture the Remington Standard typewriter, and the association of some of the Remingtons with the Howe company. The purchasers sought to enjoin the use of the name of Remington, or of even the name "Rem-Sho," but the court held that this petition could not be granted in either case, thus reversing the lower courts. ALL BIDS REJECTED. New Proposals Will Be Asked for Erecting School Buildings in Alaska. All bids for the construction of school buildings in Alaska have been rejected Secretary Hitchcock has approved the rec ommendations of the board that has had the matter in charge, and advertisements for bids on several of the school houses will be inserted in the newspapers again. The original advertisements were published in February and called for bids for school | buildings some of which had teachers' res- 1 idences attached, which were to be erected In all parts of Alaska. The sum of $00,000 I was allotted for the work, and ?'hen the bids were received they were all too high. The board, which consisted of Pr Sheldon Jackson, general agent for education in Alaska; Mr. William Hamilton, assistant general agent, and Mr. W. Bertrand Acker, chief of the patents and miscellaneous division of thr Interior Department, care fully examined all the schedules for bids in connection with the erection of the buildings and decided to readvertise under modified conditions. There were a number of school houses to be built in the extreme northern part of the territory, and these, the board believes, can be built better and cheaper under the direct supervision of the commissioner of education than by con tract, and consequently, it has recom mended to the Secretary that bids for these buildings be cut out of the next advertise ment. The buildings that remain will in clude structures at Wrangell, Jackson, Kil lisnoo, Yakutat and Haines. Some of the other buildings are to be erected on the Arctic ocean, on the Yukon river and in the interior of the territory. The board has estimated that these structures will cost about $5,000 each, the estimate being based on the cost of similar buildings erected by the government at similar points. Secre tary Hitchcock has approved the recom mendations of the board and advertisement will be made within the next few days. BURIED AT ARLINGTON. Funeral Services Over Remains of Maj. Curtis B. Hoppin. The remains of Maj. Curtis B. Hoppin, 15th Cavalry, who died at his post, Fort Ethan Allen, Vt.. a few days ago, were in terred in the Arlington National cemetery this afternoon with military honors. Re ligious services were conducted at the ceme tery, and a firing party escorted the funeral party to the grave. The honorary pall bearers were Maj. E. K. Webster, retired; Maj. John S. Mallory, 12th Infantry; Maj. William E. Mann, 14th Infantry; Maj. J. B. Aleshire. quartermaster; Maj. C. B. Baker, quartermaster; Capt. R. E. I,. Mlchie. 12th Cavalry; Maj. John B. Bellinger, quarter master. and Capt. Joseph T. Crabbs, quar termaster. Begun for the Third Time in New "Xork Today. RAND URGED JURYMEN TO FORGET ALL ABOUT PREVIOUS PROSECUTIONS. ??i ?-U Features of Opening Address of Prose cution?Miss Patterson Overcome With Sudden Faintness. NEW YORK. April 24.?For the third time within a period of s'x months Nan Patterson today sat in court and listened to Assistant District Attorney Rand explain to a jury what he. as the public prosecutor, proposed to do to convince them that she was guilty of the murder of "Caesar" Young. In her previous trials the young woman had had the comfort of her father's pres ence by her side, but today sue sat alone. Recorder Goff having ruled that any scene which might act upon the sympathy of the jurors must be avoided. While the outlook of the people's case, as given by Mr. Rand today, was practically a repetition of those which have gone before, it differed in some material respects. Much of the evidence given at other trials will not be presented this time, it appears, while the prosecution promises to introduce some entirely new features. Mr. Rand's Opening Address. In opening his address Mr. Rand urged the jurors to forget all that has been said and published about previous prosecution of the prisoner and to begin with an en tirely fair and unbiased mind. "This has been a most sensational case." he said, "and you are facing a hard ordeal, partic ularly on account of the sex of the defend ant. Hut this is not a court of chivalry a court of morals; it is a court of law " He warned them that the fact that an indictment had been returned against the r:"rm,zrrshave n<> wei*ht *"* "US.! and that they must not consider as against her the prisoner's mode of life. Character of the Prisoner. He concluded, however, that it was a misconception to believe that her char acter had nothing to do with the case. J his, he believed, would have a most im portant bearing as showing a possible motive for the crime. At the conclusion of Prosecutor Rand's opening argument Miss Patterson was taken with a sudden faintness, and Re corder Goff ordered a recess immediately, the defendant revived when the court room windows were opened and was able to walk unassisted back to her cell in the Tombs. CONFIDENT OF ACQUITTAL. But the Prisoner Dreaded the Arraign ment Today. 1 Special Dispatch to The Star. NEW YORK, April 24.?Nan Patterson's third trial on the charge of killing her book maker sweetheart is on In earnest today, and although she is confident of acquittal she is in great dread of the arraignment to which she will be subjected by Assistant District Attorney Rand in his opening ad dress to the Jury. This arraignment over, the taking of testimony will begin without delay, and for the next four weeks it Is be lieved by both sides the trial will continue. Because of many new features which have developed since the last trial this will be practically a new case against the accused girl. J. Morgan Smith and his wife are now in the Tombs, and the testimony they will on'the easeCted t0 thr?W entirel>' light '??St trial Ahraham Levy of counsel 1;ltterson declared that had their cli?'ilT'won 1 d 'h; vr'lhd the lnnocence of h's shadowTof a doubt. J beyond the The Connecting Link. Now that they will testify the prosecution Is certain that what they will tell under oath to the jury will be a connecting link to prove that the gi.-l murdered Young. Daniel O'Reilly, also of counsel for Miss t atterson, declares that the letters taken nVthJi^"1 trul\k? of the Smith's at the time of their arrest in Cincinnati, are of no im portance and will in no way influence the verdict of the jury. That the defense was anxious to get possession of those letters, I*'1".' >?as been shown time and again and that they will be used by the prosecu tion Is certain. When the irial opened Miss Patterson en 1rh*' court room and took her scat by the side of her counsel, and with a few - .. . ? v-uuusti, <iiui wuii a ^rlminil:iel ,Mr Ran<l ,)pean his ar raignment of her. While Mr. l.evv is op posed to Miss Patterson going on the stani m her own defense, because he thinks It unnecessary, it is expecfd she will testify Her personal counsel, Mr. O'Reilly, be ll ves that as long as she is on the stand hi? r'!K i f ,1?n,i'1 of every charge made by Rand she has nothing to fear. To Put on New Witness. Mr. O'Reilly said today the defense would put on a new witness at the present trial to prove beyond question that Young owned and habitually carried a revolver. "We Will show that on the day before the tragedy \ oung had a revolver at the race track. ' said O'Reilly. He left this revolver in his dre ing room at the track and it was found there by one of his em ployes and returned to him." Miss Patterson s breakfast today was a substantia! meal of fruit, soft-boiled . ggs steak. French fried potatoes, rolls, coffee and cream. Nan ate heartily, and en jojed the meal thoroughly. During breakfast she discussed with her sister various phases in her case, growing vi ry serious and emphatic at this. Uefore going to court Nan said: I am more than hopeful now that my trial is under way. Kaster services in this old prison were beautiful and have helped to cheer me greatly. The district attorney, of course, will be most severe, but that "is the business of a prosecuting officer The result of this trial will he a declaration of my innocence by a splendid set of jurors." Assistant- District Attorney Rand in his opening address, dwelt upon the pre sumption of innocence which the jury should hold in favor of the defendant anil declared that her mode of life must not be held against her. "She is on trial here not for her conduct, but for murder," he said. "No prejudice should go against her because of her mode of life. Von must remember that she comes before vou an innocent woman in the eyes of the law." The Revolver Incident. That the prosecution hag not abandoned its contention that the revolver with which Young was killed was purchased by J Mor gan Smith, was shown during Mr. Rand's opening argument. He challenged the de fense to produce U tters which, he said, they claimed to have knowledge of. that would show that Young had threatened to commit suicide, if he had to give up Miss Patter son. He declared that Young never owned or carried a revolv?r. and made the flat statement. "The revolver that killed Caesar "Voung was purchased by Joseph Morgan Smith." THE SMITHS' CASE. Petition of Counsel for Return of Let ters Denied. Bv Associated Press. NEW YORK, April 24.? Jus'ice Gaynor in the New York state supreme court in Brooklyn tiled a deceisien denying the pe tition of counsel for J. Morgan Smith and his wife for an order compelling District Attorney Jerome to return the letters taken from the Smiths when they were arrested In Cincinnati. The Smith were brought to this city on a charge of consp racy with Nan Patterson to extort money from Caesar Young. IN DOMINICAN WATERS. The Cruiser Topeko Returning to Ad miral Sigsbee's Squadron. The cruiser Topeka has sailed from Nor folk for Monte Christi, the collier Caesar and supply ship Culgoa have sailed from Culebra for Santo Domingo city and Puerta Plata, respectively; the cruiser De troit and gunboat Castlne have sailed from San Juan for Puerta Plata and Santo Do mingo, respectively, and the Truxtun has sailed from Guantanamo for Santo Do mingo city. The Tacoma sailed from Pen sacola for Monte Christi. It is explained at the Navy Department that the Topeka. which belongs to Admiral Sigsbee's squad ron, is returning to Dominican waters after having come north for a new crew, and that ; the collier and supply ship will touch at the points named to give coal and supplies to j vessels in port; also that the Castine and Detroit are returning to their stations after a cruise which was made to give shore liberty to their crews, while the Truxtun is relieving the destroyer Stewart. Cruise of the Villalobos. The Navy Department is advised that the gunboat \ illalobos has sailed from Shanghai for a cruise. While it is not stated in what direction the vessel has gone, it is be lieved that her mission Is to observe the movements of hostile fleets in the event they turn toward Philippine waters. The Columbia at Vera Cruz. The Navy Department has been advised of the arrival at Vera Cruz, Mexico, of the cruiser Columbia, which vessel conveyed the remains of the Mexican ambassador, Senor Azpiroz, and family to that port Movements of Naval Vessels. The Dolphin has left the Washington navy yard tor a trip to Tangier Sound, Chesapeake bay. The Texas has arrived at Norfolk, the Minneapolis and Newark at Tortugas the IAs,lanrdni!heaMN?[f?,k',th0 Ranser at Mare U^as at Norfolk hCad ^ wEtTS? S" West ?" yes iterday' Tr Hampton Roads. * Auditor Marchetti Recalled Monsignor F. Marchetti. who has been oaf flr ?f 11,6 ApoStollc delegation for the past five years, has been recalled to Rome He expects to sail about May 10. No sue! cessor has yet been appointed. =3 Before a Wihole City. A store window is good ad vertising, so is a good sign over the door, hut the best of all is the display that goes before a whole city every day?the news paper advertisement. MILWAUKEEJHOCKED President of First National Bank is a Defaulter FOR OYER ONE MILLION DIRECTORS MADE GOOD THE AMOUNT OF MISSING FUNDS. No Arrest Made as Yet?Sequel to In cident in Chicago Firm'f\ Dissolution. MILWAUKEE. Wis.. April 21. Frank C. Bigelow, president of the First National Bank of this city and formerly president of the American 1 tinkers' Association, has d< faulted the bank's funds to tlie extent of $1,30(1,000. The directors of the bank have deposited in the bank a sum sufficient t'o make the institution perfectly soiiifc Mr. Bigelow has not yet been arrested. The capital of the First National Bank is ll.5OO.M0O and the surplus is $1 .200.00 ?. 11 r. Bigelow lias signed over property iy the bank amounting to $'!<??.(??>. mains net defalcation about $1,200,0 <>. Prompt Action of Directors. Aside from the surplus, which will meet the amount of the defalcation. th< sum of $l,6?50oo h is been subscribed by directors to meet any demands which may lie mad* on the bank. The aggregate wealth of the b iiik approximates ov? r 120,000.400. The controller of- the currency has been notified and has been asked to make an immediate examination of the bank. Mr. Bige'.ow's defalcation became known to the directors of the bank on Saturday night. He admitted today that amount had been lost in speculation and that he had falsified the books to cover up the defal cation. Henry <3. Goll. assistant cashier of the bank, has been removed, charged with having been a party to the falsification of the figures in the bank's books. The announcement of the defalcation was made by George IV Miller, one of the directors of the bank. Sequel to Defalcation. CHICAGO, April 24 ? The Chicago brokerage firm of Tracy Co.. of which Gordon Bigelow. son of the president of the First National Bank of Milwaukee, was a member, dissolved partnership to day. Notice by Directors. A notice has been issued by the directors, announcing that a smn has been subscribed sufficient to protect the depositors. Charles F. Pfister headed the list of directors who subscribed large amounts to meet the de ficit. Mr. Pfister's subscription is $000,000. The statement Issued by the directors is as follows: "For value received, we. the undersigned, severally agree to advance and pay to the First National Bank of Milwaukee. Wis., the sums set opposite our respective names, atf the same may be needed for the payment on demand of all deposits now in said bank, oc which within thirty days from this date may be placed therein. Our claims here under for reimbursement shall be subordi nate and postponed to the claims of all depositors and other creditors. "(Signed): Charles F. Blister, $1100,000; Fred V'ogel. jr.. $.'1110.000; John I. Beggs, $300,000; E. Mariner. $loo.ooo; Fred F. Goll. $90,000; George I*. Miller. $50,000; J. H. Van Dyke. jr . 35o.ooo; F. J. Kipp. $50.<?N); Al bert G. Trostel. $25,000: August H. Vogel. $10,000; Wm. Bigelow, $100,000; total, $1,033. 0<W. "Dated Milwaukee, Wis.. April 24. 1005." Mr. Bigelow was in his office at the bank as usual up to noon looking over books and papers. He seemed greatly agitated. Arrangements are being made for the ar rest of Mr. Bigelow, and probably Mr. Coll, this afternoon. Foremost in Financial Circles. Mr. Bigelow has long occupied a fore most place in the financial transactions of Milwaukee. Only last year he was presi dent of the American Bankers' Association. He is also prominent in Milwaukee's social set. L'p to noon the defalcation was known to enly a few. as it was realized that the news was likely to create consternation among the depositors when it became gen erally known. Ample provision was mad<* to meet any emergency. An intimate friend of President Bigelow said: "Wheat speculation has cost the Bigelows their name and the bank a large sum of money. It is a family tragedy, as well as a tremendous shock to the financial circles of the city. The father, Frank G. Bigelow, had Chicago speculative connections with the grm of Tracy & Co., In which his son, Gordon Bigelow. was a member. 'In the late Armour-Gates wheat battle and the sharp fluctuations of the market which have come during the last few days, the Bigelow, sr., and the Bigelow, jr.. Were caught, and caught for all that the bank directors now report. Hitherto the family name has been of the highest in the city, and the failure will come as a sad shock to all who know them." Jefferson's Son Canceled Engagements. CLEVELAND, Ohio, April 24?William Winter JefTerson, a son of the actor, heard of the death of his father while passing through this city last night en route to Bellefontaine. Ohio. He ha-s canceled all engagem1*fits for his theatrical company and will leave the stage indefinitely. He said that he would meet his brother in Toledo today and then go on to New York for the funeral of his father, arrange ments for which, he said, had not been completed. Among yesterday's local Sunday papers The Star had: I- The most and freshest ^iews. Local, telegraphic and mail. Full Associated Press service. All news fresh, and not in part reprint or rehash of Saturday's day news, al ready published in Saturday's Star. 2. The most specials (illustrated) and magazine fea tures. The most miscellaneous reading matter. As exclu sives, its Sunday magazine and page by Life artists. As semi-exclusive, its colored comic supplement. 3- The most readers. It had the largest bona fide total circulation; by far the largest and best in the Dis trict of Columbia; larger in its circulation through carrier delivery to regular subscribers and readers in the homes of Washington than the other Sunday papers combined.