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* No. 16,348. WASHINGTON, * D. C., THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 1905-TWENTY-TWO PAGES. TWO CENTS. THE EVENING STAR WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION. Buiaua OfT.ce 11th Street ted Pinniylraaia Atibqi. The Evening Star Newspaper Company. 8. a KAUFFMANN. President. Fiw York Office Tribuni Building. Chicago Ofiee: Tribane Baildiag. The Evening Star, with the Sunday mornSng edi tion. is delivered l?y carriers within the city at W3 cents per month; wlthont the Sunday morning edi tion at 44 centa per month. Bt mall po*tap#? prepaid: Dally, Sunday deluded, oue month, fiO cents. Dally. Sunday ? pted, one month. 50 cent*, Saturday Star, one year, $1 00. Sunday Star, one year. $1 50. 300 RIOM RILLED Odessa, Russia, a Scene of Mob Violence. HARBOR GUTTED BYFIRE ST. PETERSBURG ALARMED AT SPREAD OF MUTINY. Russian Steamer Burned ? Fears That Civil War Mny Follow the Insurrection. ST. PETERSBURG, June 29, 4:50 p.m.?Shortly after noon an untimed dispatch was received here reporting that complete anarchy reigned at Odessa. The inhabitants were panic stricken, and were hud dled together in the houses. The streets were filled with frenzied workmen fighting the troops. Ihe warehouses, quays and some of the shipping in the harbor were in flames. The correspondent of the Asso ciated Tress who forwarded this dis patch had to make his way to the telegraph office through dense smoke, which covered the city like a pall. He heard volleys every few minutes. In the darkness the mob was beginning the work of pillage nnd plunder, indicating that the dis patch was filed last night, but was delayed by the authorities. The correspondent added that bluejackets with machine guns had been landed from the battleship Kniaz Potemkine, in the hands of the mutineers, and they fought with the strikers behind barricades against the troops. Hundreds were killed, and the streets were crowded with wounded. There were rumors, the correspondent also said, that > some of the soldiers had joined the mutinous sailers in fighting against the troops, but he was unable to confirm this report. The correspondent said nothing about the arrival at Odessa of the warships commanded by Vice Ad miral Kruger, but a dispatch from Sebastopol says the battleship Georgi Pobiedonosetz and the cruiser Griden have started for Odessa, and are due to arrive there tonight, when a battle is expected. ODESSA, June 29.?The crew of a government transport which ar rived here today from Nickolieff mutinied, seized their officers and joined the crew of the battleship Kniaz Potemkine, to whom they turned over the captain and other officers of the transport. It is reported that the foreign con suls have applied to their respective governments to send warships to Odessa. ODESSA, June 20.?Practically the entire harbor was gutted by the tire smarted by the nn>b last night. All the warehouses, with large quantities of merchandise, as well as four or five Russian steamers were burned M irtlal law has been proclaimed. Probably three hundred rioters were kiile'i. Several Cossacks were also slain. The troop* are rapidly restoring order. The loss- s are estimated at many millions of roubl- s The remnants of the wharves and warehouses set on tire last night are still burning today, and the city Is en veloped in a thick cloud of smoke. Several explosions occurred tn the port during the night and a fierce conflict took place between tro..ps and rioters The dead ttre now reckoned In the hundreds. The hospitals are overflowing with wounded persons, and the medical aid available Is quite inadequate. The shops are closed and business and tratli-- is suspended. Tho Ktrtels are occupied by troops Many resi dents are leaving Odessa. The body of Omlitchuk, the sailor exe cuted or. board th.? Russian battle-hip Kniaz Potemkine, is still exposed on the quay, where it was landed by the crew of the Kniaz Potemkine yesterday. Tne dead man .- conuadis, w!:.? demand that the re mains !-!,.ili he ac orded military honors, uctivi ly fought on the side of the rioters against the troops. ST. PETERSBURG ALARMED. Government Almost Panic-Stricken by Odessa Reports. ST. PETERSBURG, June 2:OG p m ? Tlx- government is in a state approaching panic over the events at Odessa and thi gravest fears are entertained that the mu tiny among the blue Jackets may spread to the , army. Should some of the troops at Odessa be won over to the cause of their comrades of the navy other troops pent against them might throw down their arms or Join the mutineers and with the eupt>ort of over workmen Odessa would become the center from which civil war would be wag~J against the govern ment. General KakhanofT. commander of the military district of Odessa, has been em powered to deel .re martial law. and Vice Admiral Chouknin. commander of the Black sea fleet, left St. Petersburg hastily during the night either for Sevastopol or for Odessa. It is impossible to affirm exact ly which. Beyond this no s.eps are known to have been taken to meet the emergency. Admiral Avellan was summoned to Peter hof at 8 o'clock this morning to discuss the s.'.uatlon with the emperor. Su h advices as the emperor and the government have received are carefully withheld. The wire* are In control of the authorities and appeals sent to the Associated Press correspondents at Odessa to telegraph what hiis happened since last night have met with no response up to noon. Rumors are rife In this city, however. that the officers on boird the ships belong ing to the squadron of Vice Admiral Kruger, which left Sevastopol for Odessa Tuesday, according to one report, and for a practice ciuise. according to another story, have shared the fate of the officers of the battle snip Kniaz I'otemkine, and have been mur dered by the mutineers. It Is added that mutineers are in possession of the other warships of the squadron. If so the mutiny has control of more than half the hc<i\ y Ships of the Black sea fleet, the other bat tl"shin? said to be In the hands of the mutineers being the Tchesme. Sinope and the Tria Svlatitelia (three apostles). 1 he admiralty, however, does not confirm the repert of the mutiny on board Admiral Kruger's other ships. Admiral Wirenlus. chief of the naval gen eral staff at noon today informed the Asso ciated Press that he did not know whether Kruger's squadron had arrived at Odessa. Wirenius seemed at a loss to account for the mutiny, saying that the commander of tne Kniaz Potemkine was a line officer, having a most kindly disposition. Besides under the Russian naval reKulations the captalnn of a warship Is obliged to daily sample the soup of the crew to see if it suitable for them. What arrears certain from the reports re ceived at the various embassies here is that Odessa was at least for a time practically in the hands of the strikers, who erected barricades, from which the police antl troops were powerless to dislodge tbem. Irdeed one consul at Odessa reports that the troops refused to fire on the rioters. N'ckolieff. n neighboring town of the I.It torai. is reported in possession of a mon. St. Petersburg, in view of the develop ment? at Odessa, is filled with stories of disaffection and sedition among the troops, e\en the guard regiments, it Is reported, say they will never again fire upon '^people The Cossacks alone, according to these tales are absolutely reliable. That disaf fection and discontent among the soldiers is widespread admits of little doubt, but the sitration ts hardly as black as painted. Un to the present time there is no reason to believe .'hat the vast bulk of the. army is not loyal. What the efTect wouid be of several regiments going over to the rloters Is. however, problematical. Certainly crisis seems to have been reached. Confirmed at London. LONDON, June 29,-Telegrams received from Odessa by ship owners in London and Liverpool confirm the reports of the state of anarchy prevailing in the Russian city yesterday. These advices add that the situ ation is quieter today. No British steamers were damaged, and so far as known no British subjects were injured during the rioting. All business at Odessa is. at a standstill. One of Russia's Best Ships. The Kniaz Potemkine Tavritchesky is one of the best of the few modern war ships which Russia still owns. She is a turret ship of 12,480 tons and 10.000 horse power, and has a speed of seventeen knots. She Is only three years old, having been launched i Nicola left in 1900 and com- j Dieted two years later. The commander of the Black sea fleet Vice Admiral Chouknin. SCOTIAN SAILORS IN DISTRESS. Released From Uruguayan Jail for Al leged Illegal Fishing. NEW YORK, June 2?.-After serving a sentence of six months in an Uruguayan prison for flsh'.ng for seals off the coast of Uruguay six Nova Scotian sailors arrived In this port today on the British steamer Red Hill from Montevideo. They were in distress and were sent to Halifax by the British consul at Montevideo. They were members of the crew of the Nova Scotian fishing schooner Agnes G. Donahoe, which was seized by an Uruguay an government vessel for alleged Illegal Ash ing Capt. Ryan of the Donahoe was sen tenced to imprisonment for three years, the mate for one year and the crew for six months. An appeal from the seizure of the schooner has been taken by the owners and dim-iges will be demanded. The fishermen the vessel was seven miles outside the limit set by the Uruguayan government when she was seized. THREE KILLED IN WRECK. Three Others Injured in Santa Fe Rail way Accident. KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 29.?The "Cali fornia limited" on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railway collided head-on today with a heavy Kansas City Southern stocfc train at the Gillis street crossing, two miles from the center of the city. Two persons were killed and three Injured. The dead: William Frazier, Independence, Mo., fire man of Kansas City Southern train. Michael Devine, Kansas City, switchman, riding on Kansas City Southern cab. Injured: C. J. Willis, Marccline, Mo., engineer Santa Fe limited, badly scalded; cannot ' t. B. Tabbutt, baggageman of Santa Fe limited: scalded and hurt. One passenger, name unknown, believe,! to be seriously hurt. Several passengers were shaken up but otherwise uninjured, and were able to con tinue the trip to Chicago. Hlame for the collision has not been fixed. Thomas Fitzmorris, engineer of th? stock train who jumped and escaped injury, could not be found immediately following the wreck. HANGED AT LANCASTER. Murderers of Aged Toll Gate Keeper Executed Today. LANCASTER. Pa.. June The crime for which Lee Furman and John O'Brien were hanged today was the killing of Samuel | Ressler, an aged toll gate keeper, on the night of July 1. 1904. Furman, O'Brien and a man named Craig, after shooting and slightly wounding several persons at Gor donvllle, near here, were pursued by citi zens. Craig was captured and sentenced to twenty years in the penitentiary, but Fur man and O'Brien escaped. They reached the Ressler tollhouse after dusk. Ressler answered their knock, and as he opened the door lie was seized, dragged fiom the house and shot. One of the men held Ressler while the other did the shoot ing. Mrs. Ressler escaped through a win dow and gave the alarm. The men robbed the house of *> small amount of money and j escaped. They were arrested ten .days later In Nor folk, Va? while stealing a ride on a train and Identified as the Ressler murderers. Furman was twenty-two years old. and his home was In Trenton. N. J. O'Brien's home was In Baltimore, and he was twenty-five years of age. Few Diplomats Call. Very few members of the diplomatic corps were at the State Department to day. Among the number were Senor Mar tinez, the Chilean minister, and Senor Ri vero first secretary of the Cuban lega tion.' Ac-tin* Secretary Peirce received them in the diplomatic room. Detailed to Ordnance Board. It was announced at the War Depart ment today that Maj. Gen. John C. Bates, assistant chief of staff, and Brig. Gen. Samuel M. Mills, chief of artillery, have been detailed for duty as members of the board ot ordnance and tortlticationa. A MINISTERING ANGEL. OL President's Happy Brief Ad dress at Bridgeport. AT OYSTER BAY TODAY TERMINATION OF HIS NEW ENG LAND VISIT. Trip to His Summer Home Made in the Yacht Sylph?Beached Saga more Hill. BRIDGEPORT, Conn., June 2!).?After a short address to the crowd of several thou sand people assembled at the railroad sta tion here President Roosevelt left Bridge port shortly after 8 o'clock this morning on the government yacht Sylph, bound for Oyster Bay. It was tho termination of his New England trip, the principal object of which was to attend the reunion of his class at the Harvard commencement. The ar rival of the President's special train at 7:30 was greeted by a salute of twenty-one guns and the tooting of factory whistles. One of the first objects which met the President's eye as he reached the tempor ary platform erected at the north end of the station was a trained bear which bore a placard marked "One you didn't get." As the President saw it he remarked quick ly, "It's a good thing you are not in Colo rado," to the great amusement of the crowd. Mayor Dennis Mulvihill introduced the President, remarking that it was the sec ond time he had had the honor of present ing him to the people of Bridgeport. President Roosevelt said in part: "Yes terday was the twenty-fifth anniversary of my graduation at Harvard. I attended the reunion there of my class, and, as I am a little hoarse, you will excuse me, 1 know. It is, of course a great pleasure to be here in Brigeport. Travling. as I have been since I last saw you, I have gone right across the continent, from the Atlantic straight to the Pacific. People Essentially American. "The things that have struck me most in reading the different faces of my fellow citlzens*, from ocean to ocean, have been not the difference in faces, but that the backbone of the essentially American is the same everywhere, and 1 feel more and more convinced that the average Amer ican is a pretty good fellow. I am happy to say that there is no possibility of any further disagreement in the country along sectional lines, and I firmly believe that we are going to continue this government along the lines laid down by the men who in tho day of Washington founded this re public." The President's cono/uding sentence, "I want to thank you all for your cordial greeting, from the mayor to the bear," was received with a volley of cheers. The President was then escorted to the dock about 5<>0 yards away, where the government yacht Sylph was moored. Ac companied by the members of his party, he went aboard the yacht, which imme diately got under way and started down the harbor, escorted by a flotilla of Bridge port yachts. OYSTER BAY. N. Y.. June 29.?President Roosevelt arrived in Oyster Bay today and was given an unusually demonstrative greeting by the residents of the village. The President made the trip from Bridge port, Conn., on tho naval yacht Sylph. By previous arrangement his neighbors greeted him at the dock of the Seawanhaka-Cor lithian Yacht Club at Oyster Bay, the President landing from the Sylph in a launch. The passage from the landing to the dec orated railway station, where Mrs. Roose velt awaited In a carriage with Quentln and Ethel Roosevelt, was lined by school chil dren, dressed in white, and waving flags. Tho President passed through this line to the railroad station, where he was greeted by Mrs. Roosevelt and his children, and where a large crowd was awaiting him. Forming in line, the villagers passed the President and shook hands with him. after which the President drove to Sagamore Hill. The avenue from the station to the Sagamore Hill grounds was hung at inter vals with great American flags. The Pres ident expressed himself as deeply touched by the reception which his neighbors had extended him. and, as he drove homeward, remarked: "This is the best demonstration I ever saw in Oyster Bay." The President spent the afternoon quietly at Sngamore Hill with the members of Ids family. He and Secretary Loeb transacted some official business, but none of a very Important nature. D ELI: "'TAINT TAINTED." Latest Date for Announce ment of Peace Agents. TWO FOR EACH COUNTRY FINAL EXCHANGES IN PROGRESS THROUGH WASHINGTON. Usual Retinue of Experts, Secretaries and Other Attaches Will Be Sent by Both Nations. ST. PETERSBURG, June 29.?The names of the Russian and Japanese peace plenipo tentiaries are expected to be announced Saturday at the latest. There will be two for each country. Japan's are already named and Russia's have been tentatively mentioned, although It Is possible that one of them may not serve on account of Ill-health. The names of the plenipotentiaries chosen on each side are being submitted to the other by the Washington government. It Is these final exchanges which are now in progress. In addition to the plenipotentiaries each country will send experts, secretaries and other attaches to Washington. Japan has expressed her willingness for the Washington conference to convene early in August, but it is Impossible for her mission to sail until Russia officially names her plenipotentiaries and agrees upon the number, whether there shall be two or three. It is this for which the President is waiting. The latest news from St. Petersburg give the tentative selections of M. Nelidoff, the Russian ambassador at Paris, and Baron Rosen, the new ambassa dor at Washington. The President will issue orders assign ing Commander Cameron McR. Winslow to the command of the Mayflower, which has been ordered in commission by August 1 In order to be ready for the use of the pleni potentiaries on the trip from Washington to whatever New England resort the confer ence shall adjourn. Commander Winslow later will be given the command of a new j cruiser. It is declared that the consideration of Field Marshal Yamagata as Japan's rank ing plenipotentiary was abandoned some time ago, becattse of his inability to leave home at this time. Baron Komura, minis ter for foreign affairs, is Japan's tentative selection, provided M. Nelidoff comes as Russia's envoy. Baron Komura was until the Japanese minister here, and was then succeeded by Mr. Takahira. SIX KILLED IN KANSAS TWENTY OTHERS INJURED IN STORM AT PHILLIPSBURG. PHILLIPS BURG, Kan., June 2!).?Six persons were killed and twenty injured, six teen of the latter seriously. In the storm that struck here and In this vicinity last night. The destruction to property and crops will run far Into the thousands. The dead: Mrs. Robert Alexander and two daughters, aged two and four years; Mrs. Jane Alexander, Elmer Lanman and Daniel Weaver. The seriously injured: H. B. Morgan, wife and two children: Charles Caswell, wife and daughter; Arthur Caswell, wife and baby; Mrs. E. A. Mitchell. Russian Forces to Be Increased. The State Department has a cablegram from Mr. Meyer, the American Ambas sador to St. Petersburg, saying that ex tensive mobilization has been ordered in the districts of Kleff, St. Petersburg, Warsaw and Moscow because of the ne cessity of Immediately increasing the forces in the far east. It is expected that under these orders between 100,000 and 200,000 men will be called into service. Secretary Hay Greatly Improved. A letter has been received at the State Department from Mrs. Hay which says that Secretary Hay is greatly improved and expects to leave his bed within a few days. Admiral Coghlan Here. Rear Admiral Coghlan. commandant of the New York navy yard, reported at the Navy Department today to confer with the officials regarding the affairs of that navy yard. CANADA'S TROUBLES Religion Coming Into Politics Just Now. SEPARATE SCHOOLS THAT IS THE IMMEDIATE QUES TION. Sir Wilfrid Laurierrs Statement on the Subject Issued to His Colleagues. Special From a Staff Correspondent. OTTAWA, June 27.?Canada has her po litical troubles, and at present they are In a very acute stage. It Is a question of re ligion in politics, and every one knows what an ugly and dangerous combination that Is. Reduced to the last analysis, It Is a contest between Catholicism and Protest antism for division of the public school moneys. The contest, which has been waged In Canada for fifty years with varying fer vor comes to a crisis again through the pro posed admission of two new provinces into the Canadian union. It is rather difficult to explain to uitlanders the attitude of the two parties. As I see it, the liberal party, be ing the party In power, is required to deal with the problem in a practical way, and the conservative party is simply trying to make all the capital it can out of its op ponents' embarrassments. The British North American Act. The British North American act of 18ti7, which Is the Canadian constitution, gives to the provinces exclusive jurisdiction In matters of education, except when minori ties had separate set ools established by law at the time of the union of the provinces. Two bills are now before the parliament at Ottawa providing for the admission of two new provinces carved out of the great northwest territory. These bills provide that separate schools now ex.sting In the territories shall be continued and become part of the constitution of the new prov inces, on the ground that they are now es tablished by law and their continuance would therefore be In line with the spirit of the constitution. The conservatives claim that the word "union" in the British North American act, as applied to those territories, means, when they were brought into the union by pur chase from the Hudson Bay Company, in 1869, when there were no separate schools, and that therefore the new provinces should have exclusive Jurisdiction with re spect to education. It Is the old American question of states' rights as against fed eral control. These new pro\ inees are overwhelmingly Protestant In population, especially since the American tide of population has set in, and If the provinces should be al lowed exclusive Jurisdiction the Catholics could not have their separate schools. The pending bills permit the minority to have separate schools and share in the public moneys raised for educational purposes. Sir Wilfrid Laurier's Statement. No clearer exposition of the general ques tion could be made than in the following statement by Mr. Wilfrid Laurier, the premier himself, which is official, having been addressed to his colleagues in par liament. He said: "You find in this legislation the terms con stantly recurring of Protestant or Catholic. I need not say that the Christian religion Is not only a religion founded on moral laws, prescribing moral duties, but it is also a religion of dogmas. Dogmas from the earliest times have occupied just as strong and commanding a position In the faith of all Christians as morals them selves. The reformation created a cleav age between Christians. The old. section remained Roman Catholics; the new called themselves Protestants. Between the Ro man Catholics and Protestants there is a deep divergence in dogmas. Between the various Protestant denominations there are but smaller differences in dogmas; the dif ferences are more matters of discipline than of dogma. "Therefore the old legislature of Canada, finding a population of Catholics and differ ent denominations of Protestants all mixed together, finding only one cause of cleav age between them in Christian faith, that Is dogma, allowing religious teaching to be had in all the schools of our country, so that every man could give to his own child the religious tenets which he held some times dearer than life. That is the whole meaning of separate schools. "I have just stated that in 1863 a law was passed on this subject. At that time, in lbta, there were two men In Canada who, each within his own circle and hie own party maintained a sovereign sway. One was Mr Macdonaid, now known to history as bir John Macdonaid, and the other was Mr. George Brown. Mr. Macdonaid was a supporter of separate schools. He gave to the law of 18(i3 his vote and his iniiuence Mr. George Brown, on the contrary, was a most determined opponent of separate schools. He attacked the system relent lessly; he attacked it in his paper, on the noor of the house of commons and upon the hustings. He attacked It with all the vehemence of his s trongly impassioned na ture. Arguments Against Separate Schools Not New. The arguments we hear today against separate schools are not new; they were heard flfty years ago. The arguments we hear today are but the attenuated echo of the strong denunciations of Mr. Brown, which were heard by our fathers two gen did'nof ?5"' ,?Ut ,lle v,ews of Ml Brown efforts . r,r,'va". and. notwithstanding his aw nr -,eJSaS in thp house when the the Rornit r' ??S?ied> which confirmed to iria ,v " <"athollc minority of upper Can ada the privilege of separate schools. tenactousfv mS r??rded how Jealously, how after th^-r\ iTteen America? colonies, ? , ht.r joint efforts had wrought their tenifcnCV?ch ?!u"k to i,s ? indi lu 't fi rK history lias recorded how re luctantly each of the thirteen colonies at th? conse,1!od to Part with those powers L ?f which was necessary to ;r??* htr(>ng central government. The forced -l fir i proved effective and which ? Ji consent, was the memory of which they had recently shared together, and the necessity of guarding gers^No sif hS'ble ,recurrenc'e "f such dan rtt? , i ? sentiment abode in the Cana various Canadian colo nies were isolated from one another?isolat Thn Ces and by raclal distinctions. 'ori, ,T A ?"".a which were ethnically con necttd. Ontario and maritime provinces were separated by long distances. The two groups which were geographically united Ontario and Quebec, were separated by the deeper cieavage of difference of origin, in f'' 7?e're was a strong sense of local pride, in all there was a strong assertion of self JnrnH? a" al' there were Peculiar in stitutions as to the security of which all dreadeu to be launched Into the unknown. Er.,LWAa Pa/ticulariy true of education in ower Canada and In upper Canada. In ower Canada the Protestant minority had long enjoyed their own system of separate schools In upper Canada the Roman Cath system ^ J"St secured a similar "These two minorities feared that In the new constitution, under the separation of legislative powers which must ensue the rights of each might be put in jeopardy by a hostile majority. The minority of lower Canada felt perfectly secure under the then existing condition of things because those of their own creed and race were in the ma jority in united Canada. The Roman Cath olic minority in upper Canada feared also the constitution because it would be de prived of the powerful alliance of those of their own origin in another province Un der such circumstances what was to be done? How could a scheme of confedera tion be devised so as to insure the support nity? Partits and sections of the commu "It Is useless to speculate as to what might have been done. It is sufficient to sa> that means were found to Insure to the minority in each province the free exercise of its rights, and that means was to declare that in the provinces of upper and lower Canada the rights of the minority, which were to he intrusted to the respective legis latures of these provinces, were to be above the control of the majority. In Accord With the Constitution. I am not here to advocate separate schools as an abstract proposition but we have Introduced into this bill the two prop ositions. that the minority shall have the power to establish their own schools and that they shall have the right to share In the public moneys. It is the law today, it Is In accord with the constitution, with the British North American act, and I com mend it even to the biased Judgment of my honorable friend. However, let me put a question: If we were In the year 1867 and not In the year 1905, and, if we had to In troduce into this dominion the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan, would you tell mo that these provinces would not have the same rights and privileges in regard to separate schools as were granted to On tario and Quebec? Would you tell me that when you say to Ontario and Quebec; You shall have your separate schools, Alberta and Saskatchewan should be denied that privilege? The thing Is preposterous. Let j us rise above such considerations. "In everything that I have said I have ! refrained from saying a single word upon tho abstract principle Of separate schools. I approach the question upon anotl.er and a broader ground; I approach the question not from the view of separate schools, but 1 approach It upon the higher ground of Canadian duty and Canadian patriotism. Having obtained the consent of the minor ! ity to this form of government, having 1 obtained their consent to the giving up of their valued privileges, and their position of strength, are we to tell them, now that | confederation is established, that the prin ciple upon which they consented to ibis ar i rangement is to be laid aside and that we are to ride roughshod over them? I do , not think that is a proposition which will | I be maintained in this house, nor do I be lieve it is the Intention of the house. I i offer at this moment no opinion at all upon separate schools as an abstract proposi- | tion, but I have no hesitation in saying that If I were to speak my min- upon separate | schools 1 would say that 1 nevtr could un derstand what objection there could be to a system of schools wherein, after secular matters have been attended to, the tene;s of the religion of Christ, even with the di visions which exist among His followers, are allowed to be taught. We live In a country wherein the seven provinces that constitute our nation, either by the will or by the tolerance of the people, in every school. Christian morals and Christian dog mas are taught to the youth of the coun;ry. Comparison With This Country. "We live by the side of a nation, a great nation, a nation for which I have the great est admiration, but whose example I would not take In everything, in whose schools for fear that Christian dogmas in which all do not believe might be taught, Chris tian morals are not taught. When I com pare these two countries, when I compare Canada with the United States, when I compare the status of the two nations, when I think upon their future, when I ob serve the social condition of civil society in each of them and when I observe In this country of ours, a total absense of lynch lngs and an almost total absence of di vorces and murders, for my part, I thank heaven that we are living in a country where the young children of the land are taught Christian morals and Christian dog mas. Kither the American system is right or the Canadian system is wrong. For my part I say this and I say It without hesi tation. Time will show that we are in the right, and in this Instance as in many others I have an abiding faith in the institutions of my own country." N. o. M. I NEW FEEEDMAN'S HOSPITAL. Bids for Construction to Be Opened This Afternoon. Bids will be opened at the Interior De partment today for the construction of the new Freedman's Hospital buildings. The contract for the architectural work on this building was let several months ago to a firm of New York architects after competi tion with eleven firms in almost as many cities. The work of construction is now about to begin. The building is to cost ?300,0;i0. The sum of $275,000 lias been re served for the actual building operat'ons 1 and $25,000 was reserved for administration ] expenses, payment of awards to unsuccess ful architects, tta 1 Weather. Fair tonight; tomorrow partly cloudy; variable winds. PROMPILUCCEPiED No Concealment of Feeling by Administration AT WALLACE'S LEAVING A STATEMENT TO BE ISSUED THIS AFTERNOON. Chairman Sbonts and Secretary Taft Preparing It at the let ter's Residence. OYSTER BAY. N. Y.. June 2i>.?The res ignation of Chief Engineer Wallace of the Isthmian canal commission has been ac cepted. The resigatlon was tendered at a conference !n New York between Mr. Wal lace and Secretary Taft. Mr. Wallace re ceived, while in Panama, an offer of a posi tion with a great corporation, the name of which Is withheld, at a salary of $ti0,000 per annum. His salary with the Panama canal commission and as chief engineer of the canal was J25.0W a year. When he told Secretary Taft that he desired to accept the offer which had been tendered to him the Secretary expressed to Mr. Wallace his feel ing in the matter, but he accepted his res ignation after a conference with the Presi dent at Boston, to take effect immediately. Engineer Wallace suggested to Secretary Taft that he would remain with the com ) mission two months longer, but, after con i side ring the matter. President Roosevelt In | structed Secretary Taft to accept the resig nation at once. Did Not Act Fairly. There is no concealment by the adminis tration of its feeling regarding Mr. Wal lace's tender at this time of his resignation. It Is felt that he has not acted fairly to the government In accepting, comparatively re cently. the responsibility of directing the canal construction and now offering his res ignation at a time which is regarded as crucial in the work of the canal. It Is said that he not only accepted the position as chief engineer, but sought it. and expressed his entire satisfaction with the salary given to him by the government. It has not been definitely decided who Mr. Wallace's successor will be. although an announcement of his appointment may l>e expected within a day or two. The Presi dent and Secretary Taft have made a tender of the place to a distinguished constructing engineer, but his name for the present is withheld. Chaotic Condition of Affairs. The affairs of the Isthmian canal were today In a chaotic condition, so far as plans i and administrative work are concerned. I The resignation of Chief Engineer Wallace, accompanied by a variety of reports as to Its causc, has resulted in much speculation as to the real reasons that have led to this condition of affairs. At the War Depart ment and at the headquarters of the canal commission It was said that none of the published reasons that have led Mr. Wal lace to leave the position of chief engineer are the correct ones, and that some time during the day a statement will lie given out by Secretary Taft, making clear the whole situation. Secretary Taft returned here from Bos ton this morning. The return of Mr. Wal lace and the events connected with Mr. Wallace's retirement from the commission made It necessary that some statement concerning the affairs of the canal and Mr. j Wallace's connection with it should be I made as soon as possible. Consequently I the Secretary ealled a conference of Chair man Shonts, Col. Edwards, chief of the bu reau of insular affairs, and Mr. William Nelson Cromwell at his residence and dur ing a large portion of the day they were locked up there discussing the new situa tion that has been presented to them. They I determined as soon as they could agree upon the course that should be taken in the matter to make a statement that would set at rest all rumor as to the causes of Mr. Wallace's resignation and the condition of affairs on the isthmus. Cause of Mr. Wallace's Resignation. The fact Is affairs on the isthmus have been In a disastrous condition according to the statements that have been made by many people who have been informed as to what has been done there recently. Two years have passed since digging on the ca nal was commenced and yet there seems to ?be no more definite plan for its construc tion than existed at the commencement of the work. It was then said that whatever kind of a canal was to be constructed the work of excavation might go on for two or three years. Now practically the same statement Is reiterated. It is pointed out by those who are dis posed to look upon the canal as a white elephant that will give the western hemis phere the reputation of growing the big gest white elephants ever known to natural history, that the propositions for abandon ing the plans for a lock canal as authoriz ed by Congress were solely on account of the difficulties to be met in securing suita ble foundations for the construction of heavy masonry Involved in the locks and other works. It was declared at the time this admission was made of the nature of the soil 011 which the canal was to be built that this discovery, made after extensive borings, was merely in line with discoveries that had been made in connection with the work of the French engineers and practically sup pressed by being discredited at tha time the choice of a canal route was before the Sen ate. The conditions which made It prac I tically Impossible to construct a lock canal within reasonable cost, it is said, were fully outlined by Senator Morgan In the Senate, but these reasons were discredited by being put down as argume nts of an obstructionist. Now the statement is made by men who have been opposed to the attempt to build a canal at Panama that Mr. Wallace and other engineers as well, after two years of careful study of conditions on the canal route, are practically convinced of the soundness of the statements that were made by Senator Morgan. At any rate, the commission has not determined upon any plan ou which the canal is to be built, and such work as is being done at Panama is confined to the excavation that will have to be done In the event of the adoption of any of the several plans that have been under consideration. Mr. Wallace's Silence. Mr. Wallace has not stated the reasons underlying his resignation from the com mission, but lias maintained a strict silence on that subject when questioned. The President and Chairman Slionts are sup posed to know them, and in the statement that will be given out by Secretary Taft it Is expected that there will be an exact statement of the case. There is no doubt that the president. Secretary Taft and Chairman Shonts are greatly annoyed by the hasty manner in which it is said Mr. Wallace tendered his resignation. This is the third time his resignation has been tendered the Presi dent. The first-time was under the Wal ker commission, when his dissatisfaction with the manner in which the affairs of the canal were bei:>y administretl caused h!u? to resign. There was then the great est confidence In Mr. Wallace's judgment, both on the part of the President and in