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Meager Reports From lll-Fated
Chilean Port
Situation Declared Similar to San
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
"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
"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.
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
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.
Heavy Loss of Lives and Property Re
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
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.
Reports at New Yoric Tell of De
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
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
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
"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, *
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.
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.
An Opinion of Chilean Consul at
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
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.)
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.
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, 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.
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.
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
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
of the
Sunday Star
Will Appear Tomorrow
Schools and Colleges
of the
District of Columbia, Maryland
v and Virginia
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 _
Six Yachts for the Two Races To
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
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.
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.
First Race in Fifth Annual Series for
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
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 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
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^*"
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
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.
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.
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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
Unsettled weather tonight
and tomorrow.
Satisfaction Over King Ed
ward's Recent Visit.
Significance Attached to the Discos*
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.
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.
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.
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.

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