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Bankers' Convention Was Begun
in St. Louis Today.
Replies -to the Address of Welcome.
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Wessons to Be Drawn From the Recent
Bank Failures in
] ( This Country. i
ST. LOUIS. Mo.. October 1?.?The Amerl- .
tan Bankers' Association convened today '
for Its thirty-second annual convention,
iwhen the trust companies section was
railed to order at the Olympic Theater '
Simultaneously with the gathering of the I
B.iviiiKH Ixinks section at Schuyler Memorial
Hall. The meeting of the association as a ]
Whole will not take place until tomorrow, i
Hundreds of prominent hankers, ri'pre- i
enting every state and territory, as well i
as the United States dependencies, are here <
as delegates, and officers of the associa- ]
Ion place the total attendance, including i
llelegatoa and unaccredited visitors, U't
The principal meeting of today was the ,
eleventh annual assembly of the trust com(\unf
nrl.Ul, nrn o aoIIa/I
|rn i j ocvtiuu, vr iiiv 11 n ao taiiru tu ui uci
by Mr. Clark Williams, vice president of
the Columbia Trust Company of New York
and president of the section. Rev. William
J. McKittrick delivered Invocation, followed ?
l>v the address of welcome made by Mr,
Festus J. Wade, president of the Mercantile
Tru-rtt Company of St. Louis.
President Clark Williams of New York ,
replied to the address of welcome and de- !
llvered his annual address.
President Williams' Speech.
President Williams said in his address:
"We are a part of the warp and woof of
he financial fabric of this country, and It
Is to our interest to stand as an Integral
part of the American Bankers' Association, <
which aims to bring within its folds the ;
financial powers of the United States.
"Phe unctions of national or mate banks
and trust companies are co-operative rather 1
than competitive, and it is a satisfaction to 1
recognize in this common association the ]
evidence of a friendly independence between
these classes of institutions. .
"From a small beginning ten years ago j
the trust company section has become a '
great power with its 700 members, whose
assets run into the billions of do>..ars. The '
vinriuivuo ftiunui ui Liic u usi wmyanj
system, as the result of the demands of existing
business conditions, and the progres- j
Bixe spirit of our times, has required e. response
from this organization, and we are .
under an ever-increasing responsibility to
we that the power which in us lies is
<tirected to the protection and safeguarding
of our institutions. It has been our purpose,
so far as possible, to secure the en i
tmDnt of laws in the different states prohibiting
tive use of the word "trust" in th?
title of any corporation not a moneyed corroration
or chartered to do a trust company
Ufltness. We have also endeavored to secure
the enactment of laws providing for
kdaniiata otala sii<nanH?<An
nuv^uaic air^ci ? iciyu Ul liiu wi uai
?oraplilies, requiring thorough examination
And frequent public report. While much
has been accomplished, much Is yet to
be done
Lessc-cs From Failures.
"We may contemplate with some degree !
Of pride the record of the past. Some
good may come from the catastrophe of the
Real Kstate Tru#f Company' failure at
Philadelphia, and the :Stefisland Bank at
Chicago, if only the practical lessons we
may learn are of lasting benefit. Nothing
could more clearly demonstrate the wisdom
of the policy In advocating adequate
state supervision. It seems to have been
bo lacking in this particular case that the
trust companies of Pennsylvania are considering
the advisability of calling a general
convention to demand relief from
present unsatisfactory conditions.
With the Insurance Investigations as a
background, and with the knowledge of the
circumstances surrounding the failures at
Chicago and Philadelphia, there has come
an awakening of public sentiment whicli
demands in no uncertain terms a keener
appreciation of responsibility by those having
In their care the affairs of our financial
1 ry nnt lr? orvmo moiaura kin
for the lax and perfunctory performance
of their trusts by directors? Are we not
In some cases satisfied with star chamber
proceedings or kitchen-cabinet management?
I believe It to be the duty of every trust
company official not only to his institution,
Hit to himself, to adopt such means us are
best calculated to keep the directors of his
company closely In touch with Us affairs,
not only by formal report, but by requiring (
their frequent personal examination of the
cash, securities and loans.
Our clerks should feel a sense of respon- '
ibiltty that would take them farther than
personal loyalty to their offlcer?.
Employment In a trust company Imposes
as well a trust to the patrons of the Institution
and to the public at large. These
men are tiuman. rneir nrst impulse to reveal
wrongdoing and depredation Is frequently
overcome by ihe sense of dependence.
and they answer their conscience In
the easiest way?"It is none of my business"
It is our duty to assure them that
It Is their business, and to make It possible
for them to do their full duty. I do not
advise a system of tattling, but rather an
honest system, that may save the clerk at
least his self-respect and our Institutions
pecuniary loss.
There are several well-known Washiruflonians
present. One Is Milton E. Ailes,
.vw , -. v~. .'.v .? v w? wiv fP,no iianvuai i>a 11 JY
and one of the vice presidents of the asso- 1
elation. He is a member of the cx<-< utive |
comittee. and takes a lively interest In all
the affairs of the great body of financiers.
W. V Cox, president of the Second National
Hank, was appointed as a member
of the committee on legislation at the last
convention, and will have a good report
to make of his labors during the year.
The trust company branch, which has an
organization distinct from the parent body
of bankers, hag prepared a program of
great interest to Its members. Kdward
J Stellwagen of Washington is a member
of the executive committee of that section.
E. Quincy Smith, also of Washington.
Js also a prominent member of the savings
bank section.
The annual report of the secretary. James
R Branch. New York, showed a credit
balance for the fiscal year ending September
1. lf?*i. of The net cost of the
trust company section of the association
for the year was $1,184.SO. During the year
63K members had paid their Uu.J, but ow- 1
1ng to withdrawals and liquidations, thirty
three were dropped from membership, leaving
805. One hundred and thirteen trust
companies were added to the roils since 1
S.pti-rriher 1. ltWC>. enlarging the present
membership to 718. the largest in the hislory
of the section. The annual report of <
the executive committee was delivered by
Chairman Philip S. Babcock. vice president '
of the Colonial Trust Company of New
York. One of the important matters con- i
sidered by the executive committee was the
necessity of devising some plan for safeguarding
the issues of municipal securities.
A committee of three was appointed to act
Jointly in conjunction with the executive
committee in brihglng about some feasible 1
and nroner nlan for safeguarding the issu- '
ance of municipal securities, and Mr. Babrook
stated the method devised will be reported
during the deliberations of the convention.
The report of the committee on
better protection for municipal securities
was delivered by Chairman H. P. Mcintosh,
president of the Guardian Savings
bmJ Trust Company, Cleveland, Ohio.
Mr Pierre* Jay. bank commissioner for
ti e s-'t of Vnrsarhiisetts. was then intro- i
" i t i| ; , I- . <j a;i ;i(ldl?i'SS. 1
Special Dispatch to The Star.
CHICAGO, 111.. October 18.?One man ?u
killed, several passengers were seriously inlured
and scores of others had miraculous
escapes from death today, when a fast passenger
train on the Chicago and Eastern
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striking a defective rail near Crete, 111.
The train was coming toward Chicago
?t a speed of forty miles an hour when
the wreck occured.
Eight coaches were filled with passengers.
The heavy engine struck a broken rail and
leaped into the ditch. Panic followed
unong the passengers, who were thrown
rrom their seats by the check of the fast
train's speed, and were buried in showers
of broken glass and splintered wood.
Several of the passengers in the first coach
were reported to have been knocked unconscious
by the shock.
He Will Be Burled on Thursday Afternoon.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.. October 16.?
rhe hndv nf Rsv. Raiti Jones, who died on
i train en route from Oklahoma to Little
Rock, passed through Chattanooga today.
Mrs. Jones, who, -with her two daughters,
iccompanles the body, says that the report
sent out that Mr. Jones died in a berth of
a. sleeping car Is erroneous. He died in a
lay coach, which he occupied as he complained
of not feeling well and wished to
jit up.
On account of the public interest all over
the south Mrs. Jones and daughters have
changed the date for the funeral from tomorrow
afternoon until Thursday at 2 p.m.
The remains will lie in state at their Cartersvllle
attempt on Some of Ex-Postmaster
General's Family.
BALTIMORE. October 16.?Detectives
are engaged today in investigating the alleged
attempt of somebody to poison the
family of E. Stanley Gary, at Clearfield,
Baltimore county, by putting Paris green
Into the drinking wnter well. Mr. Gary is
thn nnlv son of former Postmaster General
James A. Gary, and Is a prominent business
man of this city. The poison was discovered
by the gardener last evening when
he drew a bucket of water. He noticed
that the surface was covered with a greenish
substance, which proved to be Paris
green. Mr. Gary and the gardener made
an investigation and found th<-. about a
pound of the stuff had been taken from the
tool house and thrown Into the spring.
Word was sent to this city and detectives
were assigned to the case. According
fldvlpM received fi I nnlicp Vieadouar
ters this afternoon the officers had developed
a clue which, it was asserted, would
lead to an arrest before long:.
Sir Walter Foster Would Not Divulge
His Business.
KANSAS CITY. October 16.?Sir B. Wal
cer rosier or ljonaon, a memoer cti iuc
British parliament, and H. RadclilTe Kldrver,
a chemist, also at Ix>ndon, arrived
hero for the purpose. It la understood, of
Investigating conditions In the Kansas City
packing houses. Sir Walter declined to say.
In reply to a direct question, whether or
not he was here on official business for
his government.
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uy Lilian vuuvcuuua iu ?uu owing at
New Orleans.
NEW ORLEANS. October 16?Th? Pytban
convention was In full swing today, proceeding
simultaneously In several departnents.
These included the encampment of
he uniform rank, the opening session of
Supreme Lodge and the opening exercises of
?ch of the three following:
Convention of Supreme Temple. Rathbone
3isters: Grand Keepers of Records and
3eals Association, and National Pythian
Editorial Association.
The business sessions occupied the mornng
hours, while the afternoon was given
>ver to the general parade of the uniform
rank. Several thousand visitors came into
the city to watch the Pythians march. It
sras estimated that with late arrivls this
morning about 4,000 uniformed men would
K# tn 11 n A.
S. $4,000,000 to Acquire Big Ore
PITTSBURG, Pa.. October 16.?It Is reported
that negotiations are about' to be
u'hprMw ft svndlofltp hpaAwi hr
Bdwln N. Ohl will take over the Rhodes
Interest In 6.000.000 tons of ore in the Mesaba
range of the LAke Superior region,
and In the Cherry Valley Iron Company,
which operates a furnace at Leetonla,
Ohio, and another In West Middlesex. Pa.
The price said to be agreed upon is $4,000,D00.
" "
These properties are now owned by
Joshua W. Rhodes & Co. of this city, and
Edwin N. Ohl Is a member of the firm.
He Is the man who. It Is said, held an option
on the majority of the stock of the La
Belle Iron Company last spring, when it
was reported ne whs actinug ror tne k?public
Iron and Steel and Tennessee Coal
and Iron interests. This has given rise to
the rumor that th? same interests are anxious
to acquire the valuable ore holdings
of Joshua W. Rhodes & Co.
Moors Are Preparing for a Holy
PARIS. October 10.?The Imminence of a
formidable native rising in Morocco and Algeria
is growing. French military authorities
In Algeria are in a state of apprehension.
The commander of the troops in
the district of Aln-Sefra has cabled to the
minister of war saying that the preparations
among the Moors for a holy war are
proceeding energetically. Mouly Abou, a
r-oiialn of the Sultan of Morocco, has visit
pd all the tribes and has Induced them to
cease their Internal quarrels and prepare to
take the field In the middle of November.
A point for concentration has been chosen
on the Wady Ohlr. where arms are being
collected. The Benigull tribe has been appreaclied
by emissaries from the Insurgents
at Talllelt, who are urging the former to
toln in the movement.
May Indict Another.
NEW YORK, October 16.?That another
person may be Indicted with Harry Thaw
tor the murder of Stanford White was Intimated
by District Attorney Jerome today.
Mr. Jerome Indicated that such an indictment
might be found, during an argument
before Recorder Qoff as to the right of the
district attorney to issue further grand Jury
subpoenas in the case.
GENOA. October 15.?Arrived. Prinx Adalbert,
from New York.
PLYMOUTH. October 16.?Arrived, steamrr
Pennsylvania, from New York for Hamburg.
Celebrate Lipton Day.
MILWAUKEE. Win.. October 16.-Today
Is "Lipton day" In Milwaukee. Sir Thomas
Lipton is due to arrive here at 11 o'clock,
and from then until a late hour tonight he
will be the city's guest. An elaborate program
has been marped out for the entertaiaaient
of Sir Thomas.
Terrible Effort of Revolutionists
' in a Potrnloum florinf.
Ill H wu vivmi # ?
An Elaborate Organization Discover- ,
ed in Warsaw by Police.
Commander of St. Petersburg Qarri- <
son Gives Sentry Five Dollars <
for Committing Hurder.
Special Cablegram to The Star.
ST. PETERSBURG,, October 16.?A bomb j
exploded today in the stove In the office <
of the manager of the Nobel Company's (
petroleum depot here. The manager was I
slightly -wounded. !
The Baku manager of the Nobel Company
was murdered last Sunday at Pyatigorsk,. j
a Caucasian watering place. The Nobel i
Company had had much trouble for nearly
two years with Its workmen and their ]
sympathizers. During the strikes in the ]
petroleum districts in the early part of last ]
year sixteen of Its oil tanks were destroyed 1
by Incendiaries and It suffered other losses. (|
Later, Tartars destroyed 30 per cent of J
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xne company s uu uerricns. m.. ixiruvi, iuo
president of the company, at that time the
largest employer in St. Petersburg, headed
a deputation of manufacturers in an appeal
to the minister of finance, for military
protection Just previous to the great
strikes in January of last year, and In
November of last year he formed an association
of Che employed In St. Petersburg, ^
pledged to refuse strike pay to and to
decline to treat with employes on questions
of wages or hours until the duma should J
Vioi'a mnf n n
tiu t c iiiuv auu ancu. ?
Headquarters of Band.
WARSAW, October 16.?The police today
discovered the 'headquarters of an elaborately
organized band of terrorists and
captured forty-nine members of the band,
who are charged with having committed
manj- murders and robberies.
ST. PETERSBURG, October 16.?After Investigating
the killing of Mile. Semenova,
the young medical student confined in the
central detention prison of St. Petersburg,
who was shot and killed by a sentry September
10 when she showed herself at tho
windonw of her cell overlooking the court
yard, the commander of the St. Petersburg
garrison, In an order of the day. has
thanked the soldier who killed the girl and
uao st?cii imii a. iewara pi *>. in addition,
the soldier, who belongs to the Setninovsky r
Regiment, Is upheld in the order of the 1
day as an example to his comrades of the f
faithful performance of duty. 1
The testimony of the prisoners confined I
In the central detention prison and that of i
the witness In behalf of the military au- t
thoritles differed considerably. The prisoners
claimed that the sentry flred without
any warning or provocation, while the sentry
said he ordered Mile. Semenova four
time* to leave the window, where she and
some of her companions were taunting
uicmuvrs ui me oeminovsicy Kegiment with
the part they had taken in the suppression
of the revolt at Moscow.
"The authorities are threatening to close
the universities of St. Petersburg and Kiev,
as well as the University of Moscow, because
of the holding of revolutionary meetings
within the buildings and -ne participation
of non-students in the meetings. The
profess'orial councils have appealed to the
students to. for the sake of the academic
life of Russia, refrain from permitting such
illegal gatherings.
According to a dispatch from Yalta. Crimea,
a member of the secret police has
been arrested there for firing on a dragoon
patrol with the Intention of provoking retri- '
butive excesses on the part of the soldiery
against the Jews.
Twelve Bombs Seized.
VORONEZH. Russia, October 1C.?The police
have today seized twelve bombs which
were found In the possession of a peasant
belonging to the village of Pesski, the center
of the agrarian disorders in this vicinity
last summer.
Government's Contention in the New
r York Central Suit.
NEW YORK, October 16.?When the hear- <
Ing was resumed today In the case against
the New York Central and Hudson River t
Railroad Company and Frederick Pomeroy.
Its traffic manager, on charges of granting
rebates to the American Sugar Refining '
Company, United States District Attorney
Stimson outlined the prosecution's case. 1
i r. ;* i? . ?in -' '
no oaiu ui?i uic guvei iiweill WIU BIIUW
that on April 28, 1904. Lowell M. Palmer,
acting for the shippers and especially for
the firm of George H. Edgar of Detroit, entered
Into an agreement with the New York
Central and Mr. Pomeroy by which sugar
could be hauled to Detroit at the rate of,
18 cents a hundredweight. Instead of the
rate of 23 cents filed with the Interstate
commerce commission.
The agreement, said Mr. Stlmson, was
that the sugar company should pay the S
regular rate of 23 cents and that later the
difference of 5 cents per 100 pounds should t
be returned to It. Mr. Stimson charged that 1
19,373,777 pounds of sugar had been shipped <
on these trains and that rebate Davmentn <
had been made on this account.
Mr. Stlmson said that he wished It distinctly
understood that all the alleged violations
took place In or prior to 1904, so
that the prosecution Is not undertaken under
the new railroad rebate law. He declared
that the government would, show
that since Apr" 12. 1903, the railroad had
given back $2t>,141 in rebates to the sugar
trust In discrimination against smaller
George Roberts, assistant auditor of the
Interstate commerce commission, was the 4
first witness called by Mr. Slmson to prove t
the tariffs tiled by the New York Central
with the cominlsalon.TELEGRAPHIC
DENVER, Col., October 18.?The annual
convention of the American mining congress
opened In the Broadway Theater here
today. Welcoming addresses were delivered
by Gov. McDonald and others, of which (
nve-rainuie bijcccii? were muuc ny a number
of prominent delegates and directors, t
including Govs. Pardee of California and
Cutler of Utah.
EDINBURGH, October 16.?Andrew Carnegie
today opened the new engineering and
natural philosophy departments of the c
Edlnburgh University. Ftormer Premier t
Balfour, chancellor of the university. In t
thanking Mr. Carnegie, ^ord Elgin and v
other contributors to the funds, conferred t
the degree of doctor of laws on Mr. Carnegie
and Lord Elgin. j.
BITFFAIX). N V Octnhftr IB ?Wnrrv Oil. *
len, arrested here on Sunday, has been
Identified as the man wanted In Rochester.
Pa., for the killing of Louis Nye, a night
watchman employed by the American
Bridge Company. The Identification was 1
made by Thomas H. Morgan, special agent j
of the bridge company.
The murder of Nye was the outgrowth of ,
the strike of the structural iron workers '
who had been In the employ of the Amerl- i
can Bridge Company in the Pittsburg terri- s
tory. ?
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Accused of "Writing Letters Attacking
School Officials?Appointments
to Be Xade.
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An investigation of the chars* that T. L.
Cardofco, supervising principal of the colored
schools, wrote certain anonymous let*
tera recently, which were sent to school
officials and prominent residents, will b?
made tomorrow by the board of education.
Mr. Cardoso was recently asked by school
officials as to the authorship of the communications
and was called before Superintendent
Chancellor and four members of
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uio uvaiu ui tsuucauvn iui ?uuuwauuu wu
the subject. It 1* stated that he was positive
in his denial of any knowledge as to
who had written the letters In question.
Owing, however, to an alleged similarity
between the handwriting of the letters and
the penmanship of Mr. Cardoso as weH as
to the declared fact that the subject matter
accorded with opinions attributed to
him, it was decided not to let the inquiry
Biia mere. \rne grave renecnona conuunea
In the communication respecting those
connected with the District schools made
It necessary, it is stated, that thorough *njulry
should be made of the matter. The
writer made an especial attack upon W. S.
Montgomery, assistant superintendent of
the colored schools. Much Indignation in
school circles has been oaused by the severe
denunciations of the unknown author.
An effort made to see Prof. Cardoso failed,
but Jnqulry by a Star reporter established
the fact that charges have been
preferred against Mr. Cardoxa, and that the
nvestlgation will follow. Members of the
.KJH.ru VI llvnusauuil 1C|1CL lus ^4v..m.u.v
publication of the matter, however.
It Is stated that at the meeting of the
Doard of education tomorrow Superlntendint
Chancellor will nominate Miss Sibyl
Baker as teacher of English In the Busiless
High School, Adolph- Weihe as teacher
>f physics In the McKlnley Manual Tralnng
School, and Miss Grace E. Fauaet as
:eacher of EngUsh in the M Street High
School. Miss Baker has been teaching In
Baltimore. Mr. Weihe in Hyattevllle and
Vliss Fauset in Philadelphia.
Refusal of Newfoundland to Pass
Supplies for the Potomac.
"A mere pin prick" la the manner In
vhich an official here characterized the reusal
of the Newfoundland authorities to
idmit duty free supplies for the United
States naval tug Potomac, now at the Bay
>f Islands. Of course that remark was
>ased upon the belief that the Newfoundanders
had resorted to that form of resentnent
for the conclusion of the fisheries
nodus vivendi against their will.
Consequently, there is no disposition or
ntention on the part of this government to
lignify the incident by official notice. The
luties will be paid on such stores as the
'otomac receives during her winter sojourn
n Newfoundland waters; for, after all, the
emission of these duties is only a matter
>f courtesy and not of right, in the case
if United States naval vessels, contrary to
he position of French ships which have a
pedal treaty arrangement admitting free
if duty naval stores intended for the
French station at Mlquelon.
Meanwhile Prof. Alexander, the fish com
nission expert on me rotomac, wm conlnue
to warn American fishermen In Newoundland
waters against infractions of the
oeal law and to study the fishery question
>racticaiiy with the purpose of aiding hl?
government in the conclusion of a definitive
reaty to replace the modus vivendi,
W oman's Society of Presbyterian
Church Holds Quarterly Meeting.
The Foreten Missionary Society. tha
>resbytery of Washington, began its quarerly
meeting this morning at 10 o'clock at
he Western Presbyterian Church. Reports
vera read by the secretaries from the various
churches of the city, and Mrs. Amos
3. Draper, who has Just returned from
Europe, gave an account of her study of
nlsslonary work while abroad. Rev. George
3alley, pastor of the church, addressed the
neeting. The officers of the society are Mrs.
Vallace Radcliffe, president; Mrs. O. B.
Brown, Mrs. J. P. E. Kumler. Mrs. George
Wilson, Mrs. William E. Thompson, Mrs.
r. Russell Verbrycke and Mrs. F. M.
3ttrin;a, vice pi esiuein.s; inrs. isaac Pearson,
ecordlng secretary; Miss Mary Smith, coresponding
secretary; Mrs. J. A. Travis,
reasurer; Mrs. D. E. Wibo^jsecretary for
-oung people's work; Mrs. J. S. Chamberain,
secretary of literature, and Mrs. Paul'
X. Fishbaugh, secretary of little light bearITB.
The next quarterly meeting of the society
rtll take place in January and the annual
UCUliUB 11CAI iUtU Wi.
duller Not Dismissed, but Will Probably
ipecUl Dispatch to The Star.
ANNAPOLIS, Md., October 19?Midshipnan
Robert P. Guller, Jr., of Calais, Ohio,
las been assigned 200 demerits as punlshnent
tor haslng Midshipman Godfrey De
Chevalier of Medford, Mass., a fourth classnan,
by riving him a nickname. If a midO.J
fMKA a ' J..?*
icwoivw uouicuis uuuiib a
erm of Ave and a half montha he la dlsnissed.
Midshipman Guller was not dlsnlssed.
as his offense was not a severe case
>f hazing. However, the term lasts until
he end of February, and It Is very difficult
'or a midshipman to go that long without
ecelvlng fifty or more demerits.
Holy War In Morocco, Perhaps.
Special Cablegram to The Star.
PARIS, October 16.?The Petit Parlsrten
ays it learns that M. Etlenne. the minis:er
of war, Iwis received a telegram from
>en. Llantey stating that preparations for
i holy war continue In Morocco, on the Algerian
frontier, and that a certain point of
concentration has been chosen In the Wady
>hlr. Preparations are being made for an
incampment there. Gen. Liantey asks Minster
Etienne to authorize him to take addiional
measures for the protection of the
Mgerian territory.
Naval Orders.
Paymaster General Henry T. B. Harris,
-etired, from duty a? paymaster general
tnd chief of the bureau of supplies and
iccounts. Navy Department, on Novam
>er 1. 1906, and continue other duties.
Pay Director B. B. Robers, from duty
n the bureau of 'supplies and accounts, to
luty as paymaster general and cAlef of
:h? bureau of supplies and accounts,
?avy Department, on November 1, 1900
Lieut. T. C. Hart, from duty In comnand
of the Lawrence to Command the
Lieut. H. T. Winston, to continue duties
>n Charleston.
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o the Hull.
Headed a Pilgrimage.
NEW YORK, October 16.?Rt. Rmr. Henry
tabrlela, Roman Catholic Bishop of Offdenaiurg,
N. Y.. arrived today froih Europe on
he eteamer Vaderland. Blahop Oabrlela
leaded a pilgrimage of American Catholics
:o Rome. x
Among other pamengers on the Vaderuid
wam Rear Admiral W. K. Van Rnvnim
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Gasoline Explosion in Garage.
CHICAGO. October 16.?Gasoline stored
n the Clarendon garage In Clarendon aveine
exploded last night and caused a Are
vhtch damaged property to the extent of
i wo men were reacuaa. a poncenan
was partly overcome by eraoke and
teveral persons were driven from their
ipartments. Ten automobile* were burned.
. i
Candidates' Opinions Each of
the Other
Striking Contrast in Their Respective
1 i 1
Party Lines Seem to Be Broken Up, ]
Particularly in the Cities WhSre J
Tide Buns for Hearst. \
The opposing candidate* for governor In
the New York campaign laid down their .
opinions, each of the other, yesterday. One
was addressing working-men and farmers
up state?that was Mr. Hearst?and the
other, Mr. Hughes, was talking to the conservative
residential class out Long Island
Quoth Mr. Hearst: "Mr. Hughes has behind
him all the political pirates and the
financial freebooters of Wall street In one
long lockstep." Loud cheers from the
worklngmen and farmers who don't like
the city, anyway.
Declared Mr. Hughes: "The real Issue
of the campaign Is whether the people of
the state, who believe In sanity and so- j
brlety, shall demonstrate that they are In
the majority." A well-bred flutter of ap
plause In the audience. One New York
paper said of the audiences: "Wealthy i
women drove to the stations In gayly deco- .
rated automobiles and carriages. Others
left off their household duties, dressed in 1
their most becoming gowns and waited for
the candidate's approach. They smiled on
him, they clapped their gloved hands in
Campaign in a Flashlight. *
Now, there is your New York camapign
In a flashlight. It shows concretely just
what appeals are being made by the re- n
spective candidates for governor. If you o
sought for a week you could not get a more g
striking example of the contrast than la c
presented In the utterances of the two can- a
dldates yesterday. 4
Mr. Hearst turned a trick In New York e
city yesterday. Finding the Hebrew papers b
of the metropolis against htm, he started a v
paper of his own, "The Jewish American,"
the first issue of which came out yesterday.
He also foregathered on -a popular Judicial
candidate for his Independence League
ticket. Judge Rosalsky, an Idol of the feiast C
Diuc, nuu uas uccu numinmt-a wn me judicial
ticket by. the democrats and indorsed by the
republicans, was confiscated also by iar.
Hearst as an Independence League candl- p
At the same time Mr. Hearst's league
turned down two of Tammany's favorite a
sons, Francis S. McAvoy and J. J. Brady, n
which raised a great commotion In Tarn- u
many Hall, and there were quiet threats c
that If Hearst persists In this course order* ,
will go out from Tammany Hall on election
day to knife the Head of the democratia P
ticket. f:
A Hearst Oration. 1
Mr. Hearst received an ovation yesterday 8
in a republican stronghold up-state. This *
was at Cortland, and the New York t
Herald, which is fighting Hearst bitterly, tl
said of the event: li
"By far the warmest welcome accorded to e
William R. Hearst at any place outside of a
New York city was given him when his ?
train arrived in Cortland at 5 o'clock this afternoon.
. The town turned out in old- ?
fashioned style. Surrounding the railroad
station was a crowd of something JIke 1,000 b
persons. A brass band was there and the
people cheered. _ There was a committee, p
composed of democrats and independence
leaguers, who jumped aboard and shook ?
> o ii ?-..11..
I1M.UUA cUJ 11 LUC/ WCI? ICtWlJ1 gliiu tu LUC w
candidate, and all along the main street ?
leading to the hotel the sidewalks were lined
with men, women and children, and they ?
cheered just as in other campaigns. '
"In the evening the opera house was filled f
and a thousand or more were obliged to re- ^
main outside. When Hearst's carriage drove ?
up the crowd completely filled the street *
and the driver could not force the horses <.0
the theater entrance. From all parts of the j?
crowd came shouts for a (Speech. Hearst T
stood up in the carriage and talked for ten F
minutes. The crowd at once pressed about
the vehicle and Hearst had much difficulty
in getting Into the hall.
"Before the speech Mr. Hearst held a
Krlnf rAnanflnn a f f Ka Via f a! an^ mnnw r* f
unci jc^cj/iiuu at. cuv uuvci auu tiicui J \J L
the Leading business men dropped In*and 1
shook hands with him." I
Class of Support. 14
Referring to the class of support Hearst r
Is getting, the dispatch continues: "James ?
A. Jayne, the candidate for mayor, Is
chairman of the democratic county com- n
mlttee and has been indorsed by the Inde- ^
pendence Leaguers. His platform Is mu- z.
nlclpal ownership and bis supporters de- I
clare that he will be elected despite the g
normal 1.000 republican majority in the city. I
"Charles O. Newton of Homer, a former f
republican and a wealthy man. Is the can- ?
dldate for assembly on the democratic- ?
league ticket, and enhuslastlc Hearst men *
are confident of his election. He recenly
gave the Tillage of Homer a fine water
works system and Is an ardent supporter
of municipal ownership.
"Other Hearst leaders are former republican
Assemblymen F. P. Saunders and L. '
H. Hewitt, a prominent lumber merchant
and former republican county boss. The t
Hearst meh bank on the votes of many o
of the 2,000 men employed in the Wlckwlre
wire works here. These shops are not or- -A
ganlsed, but the Independence League lead- e
ers declare that most of these men will v
vote ior jiearsi. ?
A Note of Warning. *
The New York Evening Post, the organ a
nf ultrA.-mnftArvA.tiAm In Nav VapIt nnh. t!
llshed yesterday a dispatch from one of Its
correspondents dated Blnghamton, which
is said to have badly scared Wall street
last evening. It said in part: fl
"The time has come in the review of the s<
up-state situation to Bound a 'note of n
warning,' and this note of warning can be &
easily justified by the conditions to be met Ii
with here, in a republican stronghold. More- q
over, these conditions are more or less typl- p
cal of similar conditions thAt have been 8]
revealed in other cities visited by the Even- t,
ing Post's correspondent. In the country f,
both the Hearst and the Hughes trips re- tj
vealed the fact that the rural tide had ^
practically ceased to exist, so far as the 0
country districts were concerned The m
warmth of the Hughes reception Indicated t(
this above all else. r.
"There la. however, another tide rnning?
and running for Hearst. It Is a current
non-existent in the country districts and
counties, but unmistakably potest here In
this cttr, a* in Albany, <3 lovers villa, and, .
for that matter, in Buffalo, namely, the al
current of union laborers. They are break- T
ins over their party lines for Hearst. Union F
laborers in the larger cities are In large tl
part demoorats, but in up-state cities they _
are at least equally divided between the "
two parties normally. NoW, however, the *best
evldenoe obtainable here, as in Albany, .
whsre the Evening Post correspondent made ?
a brief Investigation. Indicates that if the "
election took place today a very large perrantftM
nf fthft loiwip vnta waiiM
to Hearst." * ' ?
Now Orleans Dteltrw She Is Discriminated
Against. t<
NEW ORLEANS, October 18.?A port est a
against the decision of the Panaina canal n
commission for half rates for canal sup- ic
plies exclusively from New York and San (V
Francisco, ntu adopted last night toy the r
directors of the New Orleans Progressive B
Union, which protests vigorously against r<
such, as being discriminatory and serious- cl
Iy detrimental to the interests of -the port
of New Orleans and the whole Mississippi t<
valley. at
VICTORIA, B. C? October 1?;-Clear evllence
is forthcoming toy advlcea received
I'Mtftrtav hv th# NtMmpr Fymnrpiw r?f Janan
that the raid on St. Paul Island 4})- Japanese
lealers was premeditated, and the state- |
ment that the Japanese landed for water
md were treacherously fired upon by the
Hmerlcans as reported to the Japanese govsrnment
by directors of the raiding- schoon- '
ir ts shown to be untrue.
Hunters of the raiding schooner Toye No.
S. which appeared off St. Paul Island two
lays t>efore the raid, went to the captain .
with the ultimatum that unless he per
nltted them to go ashore and club seals on
:he rookery they would refuse to work and
sompel him to return. The master agreed.
P'urther discussion took place as to tb?
Jlvlsiorr of the prospective spoils, and
calves were drawn. About midnight boats
were lowered with oarlocks muffled and
lent In, the vessel being but a mile from
:he rookery In the log. Four other boats
followed, and In two hour* 192 seals had
>een slaughtered and "brought on board the
ichooner. Had the sealers been satisfied
heycould have escaped, but another raid
vas decided upon, the boats going in the
lecond time at 4 a.m. At 6 o'clock the fog
ifted and those on board the schooner
dghted the guard coining.
Warning shots were fired, but the raiders
vere too busy skinning seals to notice, and
>nly when the guards came close did they
light the natives. Then they succeeded In
retting only one boat out. In which four
nen sought to get to the vessel. One
ktaeda, a seaman, was shot through the
treast and two others were wounded. The
>ody of the dead man was taken In Bait
o Japan and landed without tbe knowledge
>f tbe authorities.
English Miners Entombed at Wingate
All Saved.
DURHAM, En*., October 16.?All the
nlners who were entombed es the result of
A explosion yesterday hi the Wlngate collery,
near here, have been rescued.
APftTTismTWft nr twp vhstav
WJ.*VVM?*MU V* * ?? * A#WWJk WAV
k ??? I
nvestigation Shows Lack of Fault or ,
Dereliction of Duty. 1
It was announced At the Navy Department
today that a thorough Investigation
T~" the circumstances surrounding the
rounding of the crtllser Boston oft the
oast of Washington recently had made it
pparent to the department that there had
een no fault or dereliction of duty, or
ven an error of judgment on the part of
iny officer or enlisted man In connection
kith the accident.
lost of Halting Uniforms in the Phil- 1
ippines Discussed. ?
The quartermaster's department Is dls- J
osed to take issue with MaJ. Gen. Leonard (
Vood. commanding the Philippine division, (
a to the economy of using English khaki,
nade up in the Philippines, for soldiers'
iniforms. instead of t ho rptrnbr ormv
lothing manufactured In this country of
Ltnerlcan khaki. The officers of that deartment
insist that our own khaki la In
act superior to the English khaki, and
hey point to exhaustive testa made under
ervice conditions to show that not only is
he American khaki lighter In texture and
tronger than the British khaki, but that
he inspectors' reports show very clearly
bat there is a (rreater iack of uniformity
i in* coloring or tn? Engusn Knaki, tnat i
tves the troops a very unmilitary appear- t
nee. I
Touching the advisability of having the c
nlforms made in the Philippines Instead t
f here, these officers say that Oen. Wood's f
gures, which appear to ~sh9?t * consider- c
ble savins in cost, are erroneous, because r
ased on the theory that the large supply
f urilforteS'fftjBlred for the army in the I
'hlllpplnes,. numbering now 18,787 men. t
an be regularly procured on the basis of 1
ost of some cheap clothing manufactured 1
y a Chinese tailor for a very few persons, c
n attempt to place a large number of
rders for such clothing, even if it was as
,?11 ~ n - +U-. .<?< * J - X? A*
r cii mauo ?ls mo uiuiUlUiS UlttUC in Lilt}
rsenals in the clothing depots In this counry.
according to the officials here, would
ertalnly result In an immediate large inrease
in the price demanded by the tailors
or making up the goods. They take the
osition that to insure a regular supply It
rould be necessary to establish a clothing
ictory In Manila, which would involve a
irge expenditure of money.
The Sherman Sails for Manila.
The military secretary Is advised that
he transport Sherman has sailed from San
Francisco, Cal.. for Manila, wj^h the fol)wing
military passengers: Gen. De Witt,
?tired; Majs. Wheeler, Ordnance Depart
lent, j-taae, lath infantry; capts. Rocktlll.
Medical Department, Kenly and Gardi?r.
Artillery Corps, Paine, 7th Cavalry,
Vygant, 2d, Parkar, 24th Infantry; Lieut*. (
Zimmerman, 7th, Andrews, 8th Cavalry,
' lot, Artillery Corpa, Wieser and Lorlng,
5th, O'Loughlin and Cook, 2d, Loop and
Ichwaba, 13th, Davenport, lftth, Lewis and
joughray, 9th, Rose, 16th, Jones, 8th Inantry;
Saone, Sett, Cheatham, Shepard.
Ikievaskl, McOree and Drake, Philippine
couta; Contract Surgeon Rodney D. Smith;
wo army nurses, female; ten hospital
orps, one signal corps and ten casuals.
Mr. Russell's Southern Mission.
Attorney General Moody has mad? the
ollowtng announcement;
"In regard to the so-called 'peonage' pracIces
existing in some of the wont hern
tates, I "have decided to send Mr. Assistant .
attorney General Russell to Florida and
lsewhere In the south to look after the 8
arlous prosecutions and other matters con- <
ected with compulsory labor there. I have t
elected Mr. Russell because of the fact
bat he Is a southern man. and a democrat,
nd familiar with the conditions existing In
he south."
* i
Alleged Hardship on Cattlemen. i
A hardship, It Is claimed in a complaint f
led today by the Texas Cattle Raisers' As- {
>clatlon with the Interstate commerce com- ?
lisslon against the Galveston, Harrlsburg 1
nd San Antonio Railway Company, the !
ueraational and Oreat Northern Railway c
ompany and the Texas and New Orleans 1
Lallway Company, Is worked on cattle
nippers from Texas points to New Orleans
y reason of the cancellation by the desnd&nts
of through rates. Ttie cancellaon
has resulted In an advance of from <15 c
) $35 a car, and It is alleged that shippers ^
t live stck, under the new rates, will suffer
jrious damage. The commission is asked f
> establish Just and reasonable through *
ites from Texas points to New Orleans. -
Wives Sue for Absolute Divorces. a
Mrs. Emiljr . Burke ha* filed suit for E
:>solute divorce agolst Thomas F. Burke,
he parties were married In Ballston. Vs.,
ebruary 11. 1B00. Infidelity Is alleged and
te wife asks the right to resume her 0
alden name, Emily C. Johnson. Attorney r
h axles H. Turner represents the wife. n
Suit for absolute divorce has been filed n
r Mrs. Catherine Harper against Frank 1
arper. The parties were married in 1881 n
id have six ctuidren. innaeuty, assertion u
id nonsupport are alleged and a co-re- 1
ondent named. Attorneys W. Owynn r
ardlner and E. N. Hopewell appear for n
>e petitioner.
Preachers' Meeting Electa Officers.
The preachers' meeting of the Washing- c
>n conference. M. J5. Church, colored, met ?
t As bury M. E. Church. 11th and K street# u
orthwest, yesterday, and elected the foliwingr
officers: Re*, a W. 8. Peck. pr<>slMit;
Rev. B. T. Perkin?, vice president;
ev. J. Barnes, treasurer; Rev. T. H. 0)
rooks, secretary; Rev. G. H. Boose, cor- ol
isponding secretary; Rev. M. W. ClaJr, ct
[nil wu of the executive committee. w
The ministers subsequently paid a visit it
> President Thirkleld of Howard Univer- te
tjr. Pi
Washington to Have an Exhibit
at Jamestown.
Cost of Allotted Ground Estimated to
Be $12,750.
Hatter of 7relgM Bates Under Consideration?Recent
Conference of
Bailwaj Official*.
The question as to whether the District
of Columbia Is to hare a representative rihibit
at the Jamestown exposition was determined
in the affirmative today by the
prompt action of the Joint committee representing
the Board of Trade, the Business
Men's Association and the Jobbers and
Shippers' Association. When it was seen
that much of the available space was being
taken up by other cities with considerable
celerity the local committeemen used the
Rlectrlc wires and obligated themselves
to the exposition managers on behalf of
this city for 8.S00 feet of exhibition room in
:he main building.
A fnor ?a \lr Wn/JfwnHh Pllim flfla
ilstant secretary of the Jobbers and Shlpjers'
Association. the cost of the spare
elected will be $12,750 at the rate of $1.50
?er foot.
The neit ?t?p will be for the hn*lnex?
men of Washington to come forward and
take up the space that has been engaged.
A number of individuals and Arms have al* ?
ready engaged sections, bat t ho re Is yet
considerable of the ground to let.
Tn order that all may have an equal
chance In the choice of sections an application
Ulank has i>o?n prepared by the joint
committee and copies may be had upon a|c
nHratlnn til fhtt rhlirmdn. J Henrv Small.
Uth and G streets.
Best That Could B? Obtained.
Mr. Clum said that the section selected
For the District exhibitors at Jamestown
is the best that could be obtained. It will
surround the Inner court of the exhibition
building, and Incidentally It will he contiguous
to the space that has been assigned
to Japan. It Is said that oriental country,
is has been Its wont, will have a most attractive
display, which will iImw the
crowds, ana nence oe 01 incaicuiduie uemIt
to the adjoining exhibits of the Waahnyton
business men.
The members of the Joint committee conilder
themselves fortunate. Indeed. In securing
such choice sections to be subdlr._ed
Into Individual exhibition spaces,
fspeclally as there is such a clamor front
>ther cities for room at the exposition.
Reports Encouraging.
* * ~ <->0 tUn ir?lnt /inmmlttoA /in
? % L a iiieruiiB vi mc j>/> ? vv?wu<.>?vv ?..
famestown fcp&ce yesterday. In the office
>f Mr. D. J. Kaufman, a number of encouraging
reports were received from business
men who are taking an interest in
:he proposed exhibit. The decision whs
eached to divide the city into districts,
hese to be canvassed as thoroughly as
x>ssihle. Mr. Ross P. Andrews waa asligned
that section of the city lying east
>f 9th street, from the river to the bounlary;
Mr. D. J. Kaufman all west of ?th
a-nsl aaat nf 14th AtrAat: Mr. .1 H.
3rna.ll, Jr., all west of 14th street, taklac
n Weit Washington. It Is earnestly re- "
luested that all business men living In
heae sections will consult theee gentleman
or informatipn as to space and so forth,
(Iving full particulars as to their .various
The committee will again m??t at Mr.
Cauftmra's oflk-e on Monday next, and
hey propose to push the \rork vigoroussy
forward, making report to the meetng
of the joint committee on Wednesiay
evening next.
Freight Kates Under Consideration.
The matter of freight rates Is still an
lppermpst one in the minds of the pronoters
of the Greater Washington. It la
inderstOod the railroad managers are
avorable to the proposition of billliigrelght
out of Washington to southern .
>olnts direct, instead of retailing it, an
low in vogue, mill tuts dihiviiicui w .n
nade today that it Is the expectation that
luch a system will be established by
November 1. It is known that the freight
iffieers of the Pennsylvania Railroad
Company have been in conference with
hose of the connecting southern line
>f late with the view of bringing about
he desired change, which will necessitate
nuch work on the part of the rallrotfd
n n n?rinit ua vaa ixua.
21emeuceau Would Curb th? ,
VILLECROZE. Department of the Var,
France, October 16.?Interior Minister
^lemenceau, In a speech here today, referring
to the Dreyfus affair, said It was
lot only an Innocent man who had been detvered
from prison, but a repuMlo
irhtch had been saved by being able to rid
itself of traitors, adding:
"We insist that the army keep itself
iway from public affairs, and we will not
illow It to place its hands upon the civil
First Race at Belmont.
BELMONT PARK, N. Y.. October t?. "lrBt
race, one mile, maiden three-year-ol.is
md up?Baylor, 16 to 5 and 6 to 5. won;
Jypsy King, 2 to 1 place, second; Deuce,
hlrd. Time. 1:39 1-5.
Committee's Final Meeting.
Announcement is made that the first
neeting of the national encampment coninlttee
of the United Soanlfch War Vetsrans,
to close up the affairs of the recent
L?eemt>lage here, has been called for this
nrenlng at the Hotel Regent by the chairnan,
Major Frederic S. H<idgson. The
,-xecutive board will then meet in Joint
teoslon with the business men's finance
wmmlttee, of whlah General George H.
I&rriea Is chairman, for a final settling: up.
Files Caveat to Sister's Will.
Louisa Hughes, sister of the late Anna M.
,'ralg, today filed in the Probate Court a
aveat, protesting against the admission to
irobate of a paper writing, dated June 3.
901, and alleged to be the last will of her
later. The caveator was left |1<X) by the
rovisions of the will.
The usual charges of mental incapacity
nd undue Influence are made. Attorney A.
I. weOD represenia inc pruieaiani.
Mysterious Storm Somewhere.
A mysterious storm Is somewhere off the
outh Atlantic coast, according to advices
ecelved by the weather bureau, which
*- u rothAr nrnhlpma tlral
latter today. As ret little Is known of
he ocean storm, and the weather men are
ot certain that the present showery con- itlons
are due to its disturbing influence,
'he latest prediction is that the present
liny spell will probably continue until tolorrow
Conviction of Grant Sustained.
The Court of Appeals of the District of
loiumbia late this afternoon austainea tne
onvlctlon of Charles E. Grant, colored,
nder sentence to be hanged October 30.
>r the murder of Eva Barnes, In Blagen's
court, December 16 last.
CmCAUO. in., octoDer in.? ine coniroi
' the commerce of the Panama canal and '
the whole Mississippi valley la the ln>ntlve
for the creation of a deep waterway
hieh Representative Joseph E. Ransdell of
Dulaiaaa proposed to Chla&co business Invests
last nicht In an address to the
ress Club.

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