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WASHINGTON, D. SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 1906?TWENTY - FOUR TWO CENTS. THE EVENING STAR WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION. >Vtia?M OfflM, 11th Stmt tad PinniylrtaJt iruu The Evening Star Nawsp&per Company. THEODORE W. HOYM, Pmldcat RswTsrk Offloa: Tribuna Baildiig. Chicago OfflM: Trikuu BniUiaf. The Erening Star, with the Rnnday morning edi tion. Is dellrered by carrier*, on their own account, within the city it AO cent* per month; without th* Sbnday morning edition at 44 cents per month. By n.sll, posUge prepaid: Dally, Sunday Included, one month, 60 cents. &ally, Sunday excepted, one month, 80 cent*, iturday Star, one year, $1.00. Bnnday Star, one year, $1.80. VAIMISO cm' NlimTW Meager Reports From lll-Fated Chilean Port CONCERNING EARTHQUAKE Situation Declared Similar to San Francisco. PEOPLE HAVE FLED HOMES Business Houses Closed?Telegraphic Communication Interrupted?Fires, Which Followed, Nov Declining. NEW YORK, August 18.?Wessel Duval & Co., whlcti does a large business in South America, especially In Chile, has Just re ceived the following dispatch from Val paraiso: "Town nearly destroyed. Particulars later when shakes cease." This dispatch was timed 3:55 a.m., but it is not known whether it was filed yesterday morning or this morning. The Central and South American Tele graph Company reports that the situation In Valparaiso is similar to that which oc curred in San Francisco. Their manager reports that all places of business have been closed and the delivery and operating staff is much demoralized. No messengers have reported for duty and deliveries can only be made on application to the office. Many people have left the city. Consul General Adolfo Orsugar for Chile In this city issued the following statement today regarding the earthquake at Valpa raiso: "Up to the present moment we are with out official news as to the proportions of the effect of the earthquake, which oc curred in the Cordlleras of the Andes had upon Valparaiso. The failure of communi cations was due to the fact that the tele graph lines which unite Chile and Argen tina have been cut In the Cordileras of the Andes, and this is the reason why we lack news. My personal opinion Is that the ac cident has not reached the proportions which has been credited to it. Special cables received by the house of W. R. Grace and Company by way of Lima, Peru, state that their building at Valparaiso is safe and has not suffered the least shock. This building is situated In the most crowd ed part of the city, and besides It is an old one, which makes me suppose that the shock, although grave, has not had the terrible consequences which have been an nounced. The central point of the cata clysm must have been situated In the sub urbs of Vspallatay, from where Valparaiso In Chile and Mendoza in Argentina have received strong convulsions, but not of as great proportions as have been reported. W. R. Grace and Company have 180 em ployes In Valparaiso, and up to the present time, according to their telegrams, every one of them Is safe." One Town Totally Destroyed. Special Coblt'gram to The Star. LIMA, Peru, August 18.?The latest ad vices received here concerning the earth quake disaster at Valparaiso says that hundreds were killed, and that the prop erty loss will amount tc- millions. The town of La Liqua, between Valpa raiso and Coqulmbo, was totally destroyed. Reports Cable Working. GALVESTON, Tex.. August 18.?The man ager of the cable company here reports the cable working to Valparaiso this morning, but that there is no communication via the land lines to Santiago de Chile or Buenos Ay res. Fires Declining. LONDON. August 18, 2 35 p.m.?A private cable diBpalch received this afternoon from Valparaiso says the tire there continues in the business quarters, but is declining. Another private cable dispatch received at 2.13 this afternoon says business has been resumed at Valparaiso. HALF OF CITY DESTROYED. Report of Valparaiso's Loss Confirmed at Berlin. BERLIN. August 18.?According to a tele gram received by a bank here from Valpa raiso half the city, from Almendral to Calle Bellavteta, containing private and business houses and warehouses, has been destroyed. Tidal Wave at Hawaii. HONOLI'LI", August 17. 10 p.m.?Wire less reports from the Islands of Hawaii, Maui and Hilo report a tidal wave, the general height of which was five feet. In the enclosed bay of Maaiaea, on the Island of Maul, its height was estimated to be 12 feet, where it carried away a wharf and its superstructure. The phenomenon was manifested by an unprecedente?'.ly heavy surf. The tidal w.ive is attributed to the earth quake at Valparaiso. Thirty years ago an earthquake in South America produced sim ilar effects here. Many Houses Burned. HAMBl'RG. August 18.?The North Ger man Bank today received from its corre spondent. the Banco de Chlley Alemania at Valparaiso, the following dispatch: "All well. Bank building only Rightly damaged. Many houses destroyed by fire. We are unable to state extent of damage. Banks closed." Iquique Unbanned. BRKMEN. August 18.?A private tele gram from Iquique. Chile, states that the city Is unharmed by the earthquake. The above Is the first news received from Iquique since the earthquake. MEAGER NEWS AT LONDON. Heavy Loss of Lives and Property Re ported. LONDON, August 18.? Private telegrams received here from South America today add little to what has already been cabled about the earthquake In Chile. Generally they refer simply to the safety of the staffs of British Arms doing business In Valpa raiso. The mana^r of the Tarapaca-Aer gentina Bank informed the press that from the advices he had received he had reason to believe that the damage to Valparaiso was not so serious as supposed. The stall of the bank was safe and the builjjlng had been only slightly damaged. The Pacific Steam Navigation Company has received the following cable message from Valparaiso: "Violent earthquake. Heavy loss of prop erty and lives. The company's office par tially destroyed. Floating property undam aged." The Eastern Sable Company reports that direct cable communication with Valpa raiso has not yet been re-established. The Chilean legation has not received any news. Cable dispatches received by two firms here say that only two squares at Valpa-. raiso and the surrounding avenues have been destroyed. On the other hand the Chilean Trading Company's advices say that a great amount of damage, accom panied by severe loss of life, has resulted from the earthquake. Private cable messages show that the re ports that the nitrate, grounds In Chile suffered seriously are unfounded. Coplapo, capital of the province of Atacama, appar ently was the most northerly point where the disturbance was seriously felt. Iquique, Antofogasta and other towns in the nitrate region were not damaged. TREMORS ON FRIDAY. Reports at New Yoric Tell of De struction. NEW YORK, August 18.-The earthquake shocks severely felt throughout the region of Valparaiso. Chile. Thursday night were followed Friday by a series of earth tremors that continued at intervals throughout the day. The first Intelligence to this effect was brought to this city early today In the Associated Press dispatch from Galveston, Tex., where the cable operator had been in recent communication with the cable oper ator at Valparaiso. The latter said many buildings had been destroyed and expressed the belief that many fatalities had occur red, although anything like a definite esti mate of the dead was impossible. The sec ond series of quakes was recorded by the seismograph In the government observatory at Baldwin City, Kan., a pronounced shock being timed at 7:27 o'clock Friday morning. This latest report of loss of life and prop- I erty is consistent with a dispatch received by cable companies and business houses here. Seth R. Abrams, manager of the west coast division of the South American trade of the American Trading Company, said that his firm had been advised that a severe earthquake had wrought destruction In Val paraiso and that parts of the city were in flames. Manager Robertson of the Central and South American Telegraph Company said that he was not in a position to give out the reports that his company had received from their operators at Valparaiso and other points along the Chilean coast. "I can tell you that there has been a fearful earthquake," said he, "and parts of the city are on fire. What Information we have received up to the present is In the form of private messages to Individuals I In this city and we are 'not permitted' to I gtve these to the pubtic. Our operators are 1 so busy and the confusion so great that we cannot expect them to make a full re port upon conditions there for some time to come. Communication was restored by our operators in Chile yesterday and now our wire is working perfectly. Beyond Val paraiso, however, and through all the in land districts there is not a wire up. No word has yet been received from Santiago, La Serena, Concepclon or Iquique. We cannot tell what the extent of the earth quake is nor at what time we will be able to restore communication with the interior. Early today the company received this message from its representative at Val paraiso: "People demoralized: all business houses closed; no prospect of an early restora tion of lines to Santiago or Buenos Ayres. The company's office, which is always closed at night, made no exception last night. Its night business came through the Western Union Wall street office, * usual. Manager Keene of the Western Union said early this morning that nothing In the way of details of the earthquake had come through to any one. Many private messages were received bearing the- single word "Safe." but nothing that would give a line on the extent of the disaster. Early today fire underwriters here had no general Information as to whether there was any large lire loss at Valparaiso. The in surance at Valparaiso is In local and for eign Insurance companies. None of it is written by the American companies, and there Is no means of knowing here how heavily involved in losses any of the com panies are. It is, of course, thought possible that some of the foreign companies that have had losses at San Francisco may also have large commitments at Valparaiso, but this is, of course, merely speculation. RECORDED AT BERKELEY. Earthquake Shocks Noted at Univer sity Observatory. BERKELEY, Cal., August 18.?A long distance earthquake was recorded at the students' observatory of the University of California at Berkeley during the afternoon of August 16, according to Director Luech ner. The record was received on a seis mograph of the imperial earthquake com mission of Japan. i The instrument, which is designed for observation of slight local after-shocks ' rather than for disturbances at a long dis tance. was left in the care of the universi ty by the noted Japanese seismologist, Omorl, who returned -to Japan two weeks | ago. after Investigating the California I earthquake for his government. Prelim inary investigation of the record shows that it has a record of the Valparaiso earthquake of August 16. Mr. Champrent, who Is In charge of the Instrument, finds the record of the first preliminary tremor began within a few seconds of 4:18. 120th meridian time. The stronger motion was recorded froim about 4:30 to 4:47. The disturbance is plainly chased until 5:40, and feebly for some time afterward. The period of the preliminary I wave Is about two seconds and of the principal part about seventeen seconds. COUNT IS HOPEFUL. ^ i An Opinion of Chilean Consul at Pittsburg. PITTSBURG, Pa., August 18.?Count Ju lian Segundo De Ovies, commissioner of commerce from the republic of Chile to Pittsburg, Is Inclined to believe the earth quake at Valparaiso was not as disastrous as reported. The count left Chile April 2 last and said that while he was there a number of earthquake shocks had occurred. The business portion of the city, he said, faced the mountainous cliffs and he feared In the event of a heavy shock the mountain would disintegrate and huge rocks and buildings fall upon the business houses be neath. Count De Ovles said h< thought there could be little danger from fires, as most of the buildings are constructed of adobe and Spanish tile. Frame buildings are the ex ception and steel Is used more than wood. The count was much worried and said If the disaster was as serious as reported the most beautiful portion of the city was prob ably now In ruins and countless lives lost. It was his opinion that a heavy earthquake (Continued on Second Page.) DEMOCRATS MA YPROFIT IOWA REPUBLICANS APPREHEN SIVE OF SOME DEFECTION. Folk drifting In from Iowa report a very unsatisfactory condition In republican politics In that state, resulting from the friction of the recent state convention. Some of these Iowans think that the republican ticket will be extensively cut in the election, al thoygh they don't go far enough to pcoph -esy the defeat of the republican candidate for governor. It is also probable, in their opinion, that the congressional ticket may sutler to some extent. That the state convention left Its scars there can be no doubt. The Cummins vic tory was complete, but events may yet show It, was won at considerable cost to the party. The defeated factlonists are in that frame of mind that they are ready to go to great lengths for revenge. Still, the old stagers in the party ranks say that by the time election day rolls around the disappointed ones will have blown off steam in threats and replnings, and the most of them will walk up to the polls like little men and vote the regular party ticket. The second Iowa congressional dlstrlst is thought by the republicans to be in danger. The republican incumbent, Mr. Dawson, carried It ih the last election by 186 votes, the district being normally democratic. However, Mr. M. J. Wade, regarded as the strongest democrat In the district, has an nounced that he will not run, and the re publicans think that with Mr. Wade elim inated they ctlll will have a fighting chance, with the odds against them. In the eighth district things looked squally for Col. Pete Hepburn for a time, but the clouds have rolled away. The democrats were talking of nominating Mr. Claude Por ter to run against Col. Hepburn, in which event there would have been some fun in the eighth district, but the Burlington rail road, which has at least a little something to say In Iowa politics, took a hand in the game. The democrats nominated Mr. Por ter for governor, thereby getting him out of Col. Hepburn's road and at the same time putting up the strongest candidate against Cummins, which was gratifying to the Burlington, coming and going. The gossips out In Iowa, according to the reports coming to town, predict that after the next term Representatives Cousins and Hull will drop out of Congress. BIG CLAIM REJECTED DAMAGES WANTED FOB DE STBUCTION OF CUBAN SUGAB. An Important case. Involving the claim of the Hormiguero Company for $7(58,!)48 dam ages, has been decided by the Spanish treaty claims commission practically ad versely to the claimants. All of the claim was rejected, except $10,000, which was al lowed for some minor matters. Commis sioner W. A. Maury dissented from the opinion of the commission. The reasons filed by the majority of the commission for the rejection of the claim, together with a statement of the facts, are, briefly, as follows: On the 15th of December, 1806, a party 9t Cuban insurgents, under command -of Go mel and Maceo, destroyed the sugar cane on the claimant's plantation at Hormiguero. The claimants urged that this invasion of the Insurgents could have oeen prevented had It not been for the gross Inefficiency and negligence of the Spanish forces. They set out at great length how the Spanish troops might have checked the operations of the Cuban Insurgents before their planta tion was devastated. The commission decided that the conten tion of the Horr-lguero Company was not sustained by evidence In the particulars specified. In previous cases it had been de cided by the commission that the Insurrec tion went beyond the control of Spain from the first. As It appeared In this case that the Spanish forces did not fall to exercise due diligence at Hormiguero, the commis sion holds it to be questionable whether it has authority to review the military opera tions of the forces at various other times and places, no legal precedents being found for such review and condemnation. The commission further held, as to other claims of negligence set forth, that the Spanish authorities did not fail to exercise due diligence. 'The claim, therefore, was rejected, except in the particulars noted. Admitted to Naval Academy. Special Dispatch to The Star. ANNAPOLIS, Md., August 18.?A. T. Clay of Pleasant Hill, Mo., was admitted to the Naval Academy this morning as a mid shipman, having passed all required exami nations. The Japanese midshipman, Mal sukala, Is somewhat better this morning, 1 although he Is not out of danger. CHICAGO BANK MUDDLE 22,000 DEPOSITORS ORGANIZE FOR PROTECTION. CHICAGO, August 18.?Theodore Stens land, vice president of the Milwaukee Ave nue State Bank, charged with violating the banking laws, failed to appear before Po lice Court Justice Severson today. The case wag continued to August 23. The 22,000 depositors, roused, by the en try of a dozen more lawyers into the legal fight over the aftrets of the wrecked bank, have organized and will hold a mass meet ing tomorrow afternoon. They will demand protection against complications they fear from a squabble of attorneys. A 20 Per Cent Dividend Today. Special Dispatch to The Star. CHICAGO, III., August 18.?Depositors and all other creditors of the wrecked Mil waukee Avenue State Bank are entitled to receive a first dividend of 20 per cent on their claims today. In response to a petition filed in the su perior court by Attorneys Joseph Weissen bach and Cass J. W. Loeb, representing Receiver John C. Fetxer, Judge Brentano yesterday entered an order giving the re ceiver authority to pay the dividend as soon as claims are filed and found to be correct. Immediately after the decision it was announced that the-receiver will have all facilities necessary for the making of affidavits of claim ready today at the bank. In making this dividend Receiver Fetzer voluntarily assumes the risk of honoring claims not passed upon by the ? court and of entangling himself with the rival re ceivership held by the Chicago Title and Trust Company, which is expected to be dissolved next Tuesday. BIG RAILWAY DEAL CLOSED. Transfer of Road Affecting San Fran cisco Capitalists. SAN FRANCISCO, August 18. ?The Southern Pacific officials paid over $1,000, 000 yesterday to close a deal made five or six weeks ago by which the Southern Pa cific comes into possession of the Coos Bay, Roseburg and Eastern railroad in southeastern Oregon. The transaction is ojie of the biggest deals since the Are affecting San Francisco cap italists. It means a distinct and pronounced development of the Harriman plans to have two trunk lines between San Francisco and Portland, the same as there is now be tween this city and Los Angeles. The road the Southern Pacific has Just bought starts from Marshfield and runs In a southerly direction to Myrtle Point, a short distance from the California ajid Oregon line. By the -way of Myrtle Point, Marshfield and Drain, Harriman and his associates expect soon to develop a north coast line from San Francisco to Port land. Between Drain and Portland the present Mount Shasta line will be used. OCEAN STEAMSHIP MOVEMENTS. NEW YORK, August 18.?Arrived: Ced ric, from Liverpool; New York, from South ampton; Etrurla, from Llvifpool; La Tour alne, from Havre. QUEENSTOWN, August 18.?Arrived: Umbria, from New York. PLYMOUTH, August 18.?Arrived: Phila delphia and Friedrich Der Grosse, from New York. CAPE RACE, N. F., August 18.?Steamer Vaderland, from Antwerp for New York, was In communication with the Marconi station here, when the vessel was 140 miles southeast of this point, at 6 a.m. today, and will probably reach her dock about noon Tuesday. NEWPORT, R I., August 18.?Steamer Westernland, from Liverpool for Philadel phia, passed Nantucket South Shoals light ship at 5:00 a,m. today. 1 he EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT of the Sunday Star Will Appear Tomorrow Embracing: Schools and Colleges of the District of Columbia, Maryland v and Virginia NAVAL MAN DISGRACED CONFESSED A SERIOUS CHARGE AT COURT-MARTIAL. Special Dispatch to The Star. SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., August 18.? Lieut. Bdwln H. Dunn, executive officer of the receiving ship Independence is being court-martialed at Mare Island for having kept a woman in his quarters on board the naval, vessel for three days in July while in temporary command of the vessel. Dunn brought her to the ward room mess table, causing one of his brother officers to leave the table In Indignation. Dunn does not deny the charge, but pleads irresponsibility through drink. He has a wife and two children in the east. t A shocking lack of discipline prevailed among the officers of the Independence. Young officers became Intoxicated and en tertained women of questionable character on the ship _ FOR THE ROOSEVELT CUP. Six Yachts for the Two Races To day. MARBLEHEAD, Mass., August 18.?As a result of the elimination process among the candidates for the defense of the Roose velt cup, only six of the seventeen yachts that have been racing this week prepared today for further trials In order that the regatta committee of the Eastern Yacht Club might settle on three to meet the Ger man challengers. The six yachts left for the two races to day were the Auk, owned by C. F. Adams of the Qulncy Yacht Club; the Bonidrel, owned by G. H. Wightman of the Hingham Yacht Club; the Caramba, owned by C. H. W. Foster; the Spokane, owned by F. Lewis Clark, and the Sumatra, owned by Francis Skinner, all of the East ern Yacht Club, and the Vim, owned by Trenor L. Park of the New York Yacht I Club. DESPERATE FIGHT FOR LIFE. Aged Memphis Man Found Imbedded in Mud. CHICAGO, August 18.?A dispatch to the Tribune from Memphis, Tenn., says: Half buried in muck, John Donovan, an aged man, yesterday was found alive and conscious after a week's fight with deatfc under a cotton compress. Donovan crawled under the building seven days ago to get out of the rain. He fell asleep and when he awoke found himself imbedded in mud. He was too weak to extricate himself. His plight was discovered today by a watch man. Policemen called to his assistance had to use shovels to dig him out. He is not expected to recover. GROWTH OF SURGERY. Opinion of Chinese Student Taken Back to Peking. CHICAGO, August la?"The advanced stage of civilisation 4n the United States la responsible for the surprisingly large I amount of surgery performed by American physicians. Railroads, automobiles and high buildings are the causes of the most Ills that flesh is heir to here. Life Is more worth living in China." This is the impression of American life which will be taken by Gin Wa Chan, a medical student who left Chicago yester day to assume an lnstructorship In surgery in the Imperial University at Peking. He was the first Chinaman to pass an examl- | nation before the Illinois state board of medical examiners. Chan was sent to this country by the Chinese government at the instance of the empress dowager. FOR THE LIPTON CUP. First Race in Fifth Annual Series for YacUts. CHICAGO, August 18.?The first race of twenty-one-foot yachts In theovflfth annual series of the Sir Thomas Llpton competi tive cup will be sailed today under the auspices of the Columbia Yacht Club. Nine racers, representing ' the highest types of the bulldefs* skill,.are swinging at their moorings ready for the contest. For the first time In the hiitory of the classic, the races will be of an International ^ character. Raven, representing Canada and flying the burgee of the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club, being the Invader. At the outset the cup revertB to the Columbia club by default, a* Ste. Claire of Detroit, twice winner of the trophy, has failed to enter to defend it. . Four cftles and six dubs will compete. Poster o?J??'?MJlwaukee Yacht c,ul>. Bill s?!S?53^,&s,ss: Buren slitif 8tart two miles off the Van atTLIi i and the gun will be fired a I n n A 11 course lays twice around hours on the rafef' Wlth * ,lrnK 0f thr'e THE ATLANTIC FLEET. ? The Maneuvers Off Rockport, Mass., Are Ended. Mass ? A"f?ust 18.?The bat tleship squadron or the Atlantic fleet, which Wt h n havlng maneuvers off this port, ihin To t<>day- ThC Malne- the flag shfp ?f Rear Admiral Robley D. Evans and thCr :'th thC Kentucky. the Kearsarge Hntn t UH- hea<led eouth- the'r des ?aW fo^ Y-k- *>? Indiana shriewinlahbnama,Khea<,e(l for Boston- where ITTe WAR AGAINST KON-UyioyiSTS To Be Started Monday by Chicago' Building Trades. the"^00' August 18?-The war which he Chicago building: trades have bexun Scent1 to "?n~u'nlon men ,n the cities adjacent to Cook county will be on In earnest Monday, when the big central boJy will endeavor to unionize the work Tat jirron in Ga-ind- ?? ?? nlih^ThJ"^"1*,0' the CentnU bod>' last cerned ?n t0J"Kanlzatl?ns which are con port ? Pwml.eTthe^p central body, h^teT^n^ t& pathetic strikes. It ta th?i EL"7?' and 3,000 men wIllT involve^*" EXCITED MARKET BROKERS. Wall Street Flurry of Yesterday Con tinued Today. w^BbW YORK- Au*ust la - Yesterday's wild scenes on the stock exchange were re w"th JeTf The ga"erie8 were cr?wded with spectators, attracted by the report* I t .,yf8terda>"8 excitement due to the elec teed!udeffr!.0f thC unexp<<:ted amount of the dividend declared on Union Pacitic and Southern Pacific. These two stocks con u 8en8nIonal fluctuations. The whole market was affected In sympa a?vance<, buoyantly from one to haTnit??!? 0tL? touyln& demand such as nas not been witnessed in the ?trw?ir RrnifSlT1Ce the buI! Per,?^ of April 1901~ or shares, and even tens of thousan<l?nf to aw' ^ the market, which Is 12 *ay. at price demanded by the aeli "*? An effervescent boiling up of prices 6f M *tocks resulted. Running sales Of 20,000 rtiares Union Pacific were made it once at 181% to 185. and 95 0wZS of Southern Pacific at 89 to 91. ' *or these stocks yesterdav were 179% for Union Pacific and w fnr Southern Pacific. The furyof buyinf con rom tlmier. thf. openin?- Prices ran off from time to time, while room traders HHwa1. thei5 qulck profits, but the up lift was resumed. Pennsylvania was sec ond only to the Paclfics In activity and buoyancy. During the second hour Read ing came into prominence and was rushed up over four points on an almost unlimited buying movement FOUGHT FOR GIRL'S AFFECTIONS Duel Between Chicago Youths Prob ably Fatal Injuries. CHICAGO. August 18.?In a duel between two boys for the affections of Miss Kathe rine Cannon last night, Charles Martin, eighteen years old, was probably fatally wounded, and one of his seconds, "Lucuy" Hanson, received wounds that will prob ably result In his death. Hanson, after the trouble, was spirited away by several companions and has not been found by the police. The other duelist, William Sweeney, escaped unhurt and Is under arrest, held for the double shooting. Half a dozen members of the gang that witnessed the shooting have been arrested. Two of them. Hubert Elcke and "Peggy" Dederick. were captured in a vacant liv ery stable after the detectives had broken down the doors and fired several shots Into the dark room. The others were arrested in a nearby saloon, -where they had fled after the fatal affray. Those arrested are 'IMossIe" and Mattie Joy, J^mes Healey, Hubert Eicke and Wil liam Sweeney. None of the boys Is more than twenty years old* but according to the police all of them have police records, being members of notorious gangs that for years have terrorized residents in the vi cinity of Kinsie and Green streets. TAX RAISE FO'R BANKS. | Chicago Board of Review Increases Their Assessment. CHICAGO, August 18.?The banks of Cook county will be compelled to pay taxes on $12,000,000 more property this year than they did in 1906, because of action taken by the board of review yesterday. ?This will make the total assessment for the banks of the county more than $84,000 - 000. Of this sum a value of $11,033,2)M is for the real estate occupled-by the banks. Body of Unknown Found. CHICAGO, August 18.?The body of an unidentified man, well dressed and about forty-five years old, believed by the police to be a traveling salesman from Boston, was found today in the lagoon in Jackson Park. A card found in the man's coat pocket read "J. P, and B. Plummer, 9 Blackstone street, Boston." Ocean Steamer Grounded. HAMBURG, August 18.?The Hamburg American line steamer Pretoria, Captain Schrotter, from New York, via Plymouth and Cherbourg, grounded in the Elbe, at Finkenwaerder, while on her way to this city. Tugs are assisting the steamer. ? ? Miss Sutton Returned. NEW YORK, August 18.?Among the pas sengers who arrived today on board steam er Cedric from Liverpool and Queenstown was Miss May Sutton, the tennis player. Miss Button said she would like to trv again for the British tennis championship. The Celtic Aground a Short Time. A dispatch has been received at the Navy Department saying that the Celtic had grounded at Guantanamo bay. She was quickly off and sailed for New York. The Celtic Is the supply ship which recently took provisions to the squadron in Santo 18 now returning to review^ antic fleet for the presidential Weather. Unsettled weather tonight and tomorrow. ROYAL MEETING PIMI BERLIN Satisfaction Over King Ed ward's Recent Visit. WITH KAISER IN PRUSSIA Significance Attached to the Discos* siods. REGARDED A GOOD INDEX Of the Friendly Feeling Between th# Two Nations?Many Questions of Policy Discussed. BERLIN, August 18.?Great satisfaction prevails at the foreign office over the re sults of the meeting at Friedrichshof be tween King Edward and Emperor William. The latter has expressed hlmsetf as highly satisfied with the outcome of his personal conferences with the king. . The discussions between the monarehs in the presence of their diplomatic representa tives covered many political questions of Interest to both countries, without aiming at reaching specific arrangements, but with the view to coming to a satisfactory under standing respecting the policies pursued by, the two countries. This was accomplished In the main, and the foreign office expects to see the Im provement In the relations between them continue. The recent friendly demonstra tions , originating among the British and German peoples from dissatisfaction with the political hostilities attributed to the two governments, facilitated the Friedrichshof meeting, since King Edward had no desire to see G man antipathies continually at tributed to him. So far as the report of a personal es trangement between the two monarehs is concerned, this has been wholly dissipated by the personal talks at Friedrichshof and their relations have now grown cordial. WILL RECEIVE LEISHMAN. Reports of Turkey's Unwillingness Probably Exaggerated. John G. A. Leisman, the recently ap pointed American ambassador to Turkey, has been received cordially by the Turkish minister of foreign affairs, and there Is no disposition on the part of the Turkish gov ernment not to recognise Mr. Irishman as an ambassador, according to dispatches re ceived today at the State Department from Mr. Irishman. It Is believed by State Department offi cials that greatly exaggerated reports have been made of the alleged opposition of the porte to receiving an ambassador from the United States. Mr. Lelshman also ad vised the State Department that the sultan is so far recovered that he Is able to attend religious services, but as yet Is not re ceiving visitors. The indisposition of the sultan Is believed to be responsible chiefly for his failure to receive Mr. Lelshman for mally In his capacity of American ambas sador As Mr. Lelshman ceased to be min ister upon his elevation by Congress to an ambassadorship, his only status .n Con stantinople is that of American ambassa dor and his reception by the minister of foreign affairs in Turkey Is taken by di plomatists to Indicate the recognition of Mr. Leisman's ambassadorial rank. MAKES A STRONG EXHIBIT. I A Pair of Oarlocks Used by the Poaching Japanese. It is not regarded as likely by the gov ernment officials that anything serious will ever come of the recent killing of the Japanese seal poachers on St. Paul Island. But all the same the Department of Com merce and Labor received today an inter esting "exMblt" that could be used in case of necessity should an International dis pute arise on the subject. It was nothing less than a pair of oarlocks from one of the Japanese boats captured In the fight f between the rookery guards and the poach ers. It Is about as nicely muffled a pair of I oarlocks as one could wish to see. The irons are large size. Indicating th.it they came from a boat of about wluUeboat bv*lld. The muffling Is hemp sennet work, neatly done, and greased to insure no squeaking or noise even In a very rough surf- Of course, the oarlocks will not be used In the coming trial of the poachers. T/iere ls enough evidence without them, for the coast guards got not only the twelve live noachers. caught red-handed, but five dead ones' 120 sealskins, and their boats and skinning gear. The oarlocks were sent to the department simp y as a curiosity The rope covering them is a very neat piece of work, and it is no temporary 10b either, but neatly finished and put on to sta>. It shows plainly, if any evidence were needed, which It is not. that the poachers were In the business for a permanency, and that they knew their business and went pre pared to carry it on effectively. TO ENFORCE PURE FOOD LAW. Plans of the Commission That Will Make Rules. The commission for formulating rules for the enforcement of the pure food and drug act appointed by the departments of the Treasury. Agriculture and Commerce and Labor has made up a list of subjects that are to be accorded the food manu facturers before the rules are promulgated. The hearings will be held In New York be tween September 17 and September 28. There are twelve groups Into which the various questions of ruling are dlUded. They deal with the owginal package as prepared for export, the collection of sam ples, hearings and publications, the use of colors, flavors and preservatives, misbrand ing of foods and drugs, mixtures com pounds, Imitations and blends, prc^rietary foods drug adulteration and misbranding, confectionery, the establishment of the government guarantee and the inspection of Imported goods. ' Circulars announcing the field to be cov ered are being sent .out to all the food manufacturers Interested, and those who wish to appear either in person or by proxy or who wish to file briefs are directed to make their request to Dr. Wiley of the De partment of Agriculture before Septem ber 10. Quiet Restored at Brownsville. General Alnsworth, the military secre tary. has received a telegram from General McCaskey, commanding the Department of Texas, stating that everything was quiet at Brownsville and that a full report of the recent disturbance had been sent by mall to the War Department.