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? , , ? . W?" 1_~ fl)c ^ticiiitrg ptatf. No. 17,023. WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, MAY 4, 1907-TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES. TWO CENTS. , : THE EVENING GTAR l WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION. Bniiseu Office. 11th Street ud Pennsylvania Avenue. The Evening Stu Newspapsr Company. THEODORE W. NOTES. Pmideat. New Tork Office: Tribune Building:. Chicago Office: First National Bank Bull din*. The Evening Star, with the Sunday morning edition. Is delivered by carriers, on their own account, within the city at ."0 cents per month: without tbe Sunday morning edition at 44 eents per month. By mail, postage prepaid i-nuf. r<uimnj imiuwa. one montc. rai renin. Daily. Sunday excepted, one month. 50 cents. Saturday Star, one year. $1.00. Sunday Star, one year, $1.50. POUR CHILDREN " BURNEDJ DEATH Parents Left Six Little Ones ? Alone to Attend Dance MILE AWAY FROM THE HOME Two Oldest Managed to Escape From the House. FIRE STARTED FROM A STOVE Another Fatal Midnight Conflagration in Michigan?Cotton Warehouse in Hremen Wnlf T)?ctrrttrer1 WKST BRANCH. Mich., May 4.-Four nm;ill children were burned to death last night in the home of Martin Campbell, eight miles from here on a branch of the Michigan Central railway. Mr. and Mrs. Campbell had gone to a dance a mile away from their home, leaving their six little ones locked In the house. They left a big fire in the stove, and in some manner this Ignited the house, which was destroyed with Its contents. The children were awakened by the flames and the two oldest, aged eight and ten years, managed to escape In their night ciomes. 1 ne iour smaller ones pensneu in the flames. The parents are prostrated over the tragedy. GRAND RAPIDS. Mich., May 4.-In a midnight fire that destroyed the home of Mrs. Frank Telford, at Hopkins station, a few miles south of here. Thomas Corning, aged twenty-seven years, was burned to death, and Mrs. Telford and her daughter Sadie, aged thirteen, suffered fatal burns. The family was asleep when the Are was discovered. BREMEN. May 4 ?A violent storm prevails here, and fire has broken out In the free zone warehouse, containing lO.tKH) naivs ui uuliuiii nan in w iu?.ii naa ai< been burned. 'The high wind is spreading the flames. The custom house and fire department within the free zone are on fire, the building occupied by the firm of Anton Guenther has been destroyed, and the warehouse of Claussen & Wietlng is burning. MANY SHRINERS HURT. Serious Railroad Accident Near the Raton Tunnel. RATON. N. M., May 4.?Westbound Santa Fe passenger train No. 1 was wrerked Wednesday night twenty miles south of Raton by the breaking of an axl% under the engine tender. Twelve passengers were injured, ten.seriously, but not fatally. The train carried many Shriners en rotate to Los Angeles. Two hundred and eight passengers on the train were thrown into a panic by the wreck. Alexander Jeweller of I-os Angeles " was hurt, one hand being crushed. Two of the passengers were taken to the hospital at Las Vegas. Traffic was delayed fifteen hours and the loss to rolling stock amounted to $7.,r>00. Some of the passengers In their excitempnt 111 m r 1 thro*i?rh wlnHnwa nnrt n-oro cut by glass. DENNETT OUT ON BAIL. Loan Clerk Douglas is Still Locked Up. NEW YORK, May 4.-01iver M. Dennett, the broker who was arrested in connection with the Trust Company of America bond robbery, and who iias been In the T'ombs for more than a week, was released on ball today. Ball was placed at 110,000 when Dennett was arraigned several days ago. and this amount in cash was furnished today as surety. W. O. Douglas, the assistant loan clerk of the Trust Company cf America, who Is charged with having taken the bonds from the bank, Is still a prisoner. His ball also was flxed at 110,000. NOTABLE CHINESE COMING. Army and Navy Officers Shown Over Fort Leavenworth. T.EaVTOTWORTH, Kan.. May 4.-The four Chinese army and navy officers who are guests of the nation en route to the Jamestown exposition were shown about the garrison at Fort Leavenworth today by C3en. Charles B. Hall, commandant of the service schools, who had been asked by the War DeDartment to extpnrl in thorn I all the courtesies due to distinguished visitors. They visited the Infantry and cavalry school and staff college. Following a reception this afternoon the T'hlnese officers will leave at .V40 o'clock for Rook Island. 111., where they will Inspect the arsenal. TO GO TO THE COURTS. Chicago Rights Over the Calumet River to Be Ascertained. j n?- * liicitgu ue:fs?i:ion. neaaea cy uov. J l'ineen. which came here to invite the gov- 1 frnment to institute proceedings enjoining the sanitary district of Chicago from continuing the project of reversing the flow of the waters of the I'alumet river, which Is a part of the drainage canal scheme, was successful In its undertaking. Secretary Taft, representing the government in the matter r.f protecting the waters of the great lakes, today promised to bring the desired lawsuit. The purpose of the conference here today was to bring alK>ut a settlement of the legal ftatus of the project. Notice had been Klven by the- War Department that objections would be raised against reversing the waters of the Calumet river, which Is a navigable stream, and the sanitary district ef Chicago then asked for a permit to proceed with the work. The permit was re- ] fused, and the district prepared to continue without the permit. In order to determine the rights of the city before spending too much money. It was agreed that the matter should be taken Into the courts. Secretary Taft today assented to that course, and the ncressary petition will be prepared at once and filed In the United States circuit court at Chicago. About $1.*,Onft.OOO will be expended on the project should Chicago win in the legal proceedings. Already $000,000 of tha amount lias been used The delegation was composed of Gov. Dlneen. R. R. McCormick, ? V n I I?!*?.. - * ? - *_? j'lrfMinu, u. v. liiuuicj, anuriirj , innam Randolph, chief engineer of the sanitary district. and Representative Foss of Illinot?. I>ur!ni< the conference Secretary Taft had with htm Gen. Mackenrie. chief of engineers of the War Department. BRYAN ON THE LAWYERS. Views of Legal Profession Not Altogether Very Favorable. CHICAGO, May 4. ? William Jennings Bryan.told .'100 Chicago lawyers last nighi what he thinks of the legal profession lr America. The picture, on the whole, was not a bright one. As a graduate of the old Union College nf T.nw which has since hecome the Xorth western University Law School, Mr. Bryar attended the annual dinner of the graduate! of the institution. The title of his addres; was "The Price of a Soul." "I believe." he said in conclusion, ' thai the day will come in this country when w< will not have so many men who will se] their souls to make grand larceny possible "Perhaps some time it will not be less disgraceful for a lawyer to assist in t gigantic robbery than a highwayman to gc out and hold up ttie wayfarer. I knew ol a case recently In which they had to go tc New York to get lawyers ?to represent tilt people because all the lawyers availabl* hearer at hand had been bought up." HUGHES' LAWYER A SUICIDE. Shot Himself on a Hudson River Boat Last Nigl^t. NEW YORK, May 4.?Ernest W. Huff cutt, legal adviser to <Sov. Hughes, com mitted suicide on the steamship C. W Morse, which left Albany last night foi New York. The body was found on thi vessel's upper deck. On the floor besid< it lay a revolver, and near It a partialis burned cigarette. No one has been fount who heard the shot which ended the man"! life. At first the body was not identifieJ but Its description and the finding of th: Im.rt.. ? W. H." In the man's ha furr . i-.ues to the suicide's identity. JAY GOULD BEATS MILES. Defeats the English Champion in as Uphill Match. LONDON. May 4.?Jay Gould of New York today won the championship niatci of the international amateur court tennl! tournament at the Queen's Club, defeating Eustace H. Miles, holder of the title, Score: 6-4, 3?6, 1-6, 6-2, 6-4. In the last set, when the score was 5?3 the American suffered from a cramp in In* arm and the game was stopped for a few moments. THE LABOR* SITUATION OUTLOOK AT SAN FRANCISCO NOT PABTICOXAHLY BRIGHT. SAN FRANCISCO. May 4.-The outlook in the labor situation here is not particularly bright, and no-chance for an imme untie bcuiciiicih ux any ui ine quesuuns now involved is at present apparent. The telephone strike has crippled " the servipe, and last night the whole system had practically come to a standstill. The operators are now securing support from all directions, and It is feared tlist the linemen will go out on a sympathetic strfke, which will still further complicate the situation. In the case of the emergency hospitals it has been found necessary to dispatch mounted police to act as messengers, and general business has been seriously affected. In the stock markets a decline followed inc suspcusiwi ui iuc sci vac. ou itxi nu disturbance to amount to anything has accompanied the strike. Arbitration Abandoned. The Iron workers are still firm In their demands, and the proposition for a settlement by arbitration has now been abandoned owing to the negative position taken by the trades council. The carmen will meet tomorrow to vote on the question of the threatened strike. The men are standing by their demand for $3 and an eight-hour day, while the company is still Arm in Its position that the rate established by the board of arbitration Is the limit beyond which It will not go. The. outlook is generally considered unfavorable for any pacific settlement of the difficulties, and the worst is feared. THE PHILADELPHIA DISPUTE. I Situation Involving the Bricklayers and Masons Unchanged. PHILADELPHIA, Pa., May 4.~The labor situation in this city, involving the lockout of the union bricklayers, their laborers and the stonemasons, aggregating about 2,500 workmen, is unchanged today. The dispute arone out of the contention of the masons, who are affiliated with the bricklayers' * *1 ' * Vi r, ornnlto outtupa union, mm mey miu uui i.re should be employed to set dressed stone. This claim has long been disputed by the granite cutters, who are supported by the builders. The Allied Building Trades Council, the governing body of all building trade unions in this city, has appointed un emergency committee to sound the various uniono on the question of a sympathetic strike in suppert of the stand taken by the bricklayers and masons. The committee will report at a meeting of the council to be held Monday night. If the committee reports that the members of the various unions favor giving mora! support to the bricklayers a general sympathetic strike is said to be inevitable. A general strlk? will involve workmen. HIS PARDON RECOMMENDED. Reports to Attorney General on January's Case. T? r>at\,. nut r.f TiiqH;v, Vino r/<nnl 1 lie: jlt jiai i'uviii vi ? u-?i?vc nao -?v vvi ?tu reports from present District Attorney Kmbrey at Oklahoma In the case of William January, alius Anderson, recently rearrested In Kansas City, and also from the trial Judge and the tiien district attorney wjio tried January nine years ago. They each recommend his pardon. The Attorney General. however. 13 at his home in Baltimore and is not expected to return to Washington until next Tuesday. The papers may be forwarded to him there and If so It Is niteiy utai <t iffiwri win ue imiut- iu wie President as early as Monday, when January's pardon will Immediately follow. Eloping Pastor and Woman Not Found PESKSKILL, N. Y.. May 4.?The man and woman who liave been under surveillance in a hotel here on suspicion that thev were Jere K. Cooke, the former llempsiead, L. I., minister, and Miss Flo reu.i wnaiey nave oeen luenunea as a PoiiKfikeetwie business man and his dauKhter. Gen. Hadson Hopelessly 111. TOPEKA, Kan.. May 4.? Gen. Joseph K. Hudson, who is !U at his home here, was reported to be slightly weaker this morning. The physician stated that all hope of recovery has been given up. The end may come at any time. Gen. Hudson had D*en unconscious since xaie yesiera?y. % ' . . \ 1 hp I l J 41 " COULD OKI-** * Hit-* I J L THE WANTS POLICIES SUPPORTED" laja rAJSBiiiJSfl i a i?iiiaasi in < STATE CONVENTIONS. Will Urge His Friends to See That His I Administration is Indorsed. There is high political authority for the statement that President Roosevelt is eon- < vinced that he cannot accept another nomination in the circumstances, but he will not discourage the public adulation of I himself and his policies, hoping at the proper time to divert that sentiment to a candidate who can be depended upon to continue the policies of the adminlstra- i tion. i To that end, it is said, the President will urge his friends to see that state conventions indorse his administration and to declare that the nominee of the republl- 1 can national convention shall be a man > who is in accord with the purposes of the 1 administration. The "Roosevelt strength," 1 thus proposed to be built up. Is to be de- 1 livered as circumstances may warrant to < the suitable candidate at the appropriate < time. ' It is reported that the President hopes 1 that the republican state convention in ' Pennsylvania for the nomination of a * state treasurer, which will be the first of ' this year's conventions, will adopt a reso- 1 lutlon of the character indicated. It is declared in high political quarters that ) friends of the administration have been < negotiating-with Pennsylvania republicans of prominence with a view to give the ad- 1 ministration a clear field in the state con- * vention. c Mr. "Bull" Andrews of Pennsylvania and New Mexico, who heretofore lias been a pillar of strength In the Penrose faction. 1s said to be feeling very kindly toward the administration, as the result of the President's recent dismissal of Gov. Hagerman of New Mexico, and that friends of the administration may find him on their side at the state convention. There Is strong sentiment among Pennsylvania republicans, however, adverse to a declaration upon national policies by this convention assembled for purely state business. Furthermore, there is a "favorite son" movement In Pennsylvania of which Senator Knox is the proposed beneficiary, and thus a complication arises over the suggestion to commit the party upon presidential politics. But if Mr. "Bull" Andrews has indeed been, won to the admlnis tratlon side ne win De a vaiua le asset in ! ' any plans the administration men In the | i convention may have in view. I r The administration men will proceed, it is saJd, in other states to follow the sime c general practice of trying to conserve the s Koosevelt sentiment, In this period of public i freshets, figuratively s-peaking, against a \ day of need when the flood gates may be r raised and a tide released to bear forth such ? political cargoes as the administration may 1 select. 1 , r REVOLT AGAINST CABRERA. Mexico Learns of a Movement to Oust President. * CITY OF MEXICO, May 4.-From news which readied this city recently It Is believed that serious trouble will soon break 8 out In Guatemala. The Mexican govern- 1 ment learns from a prominent person, who' ' has Just returned from that country, that J in his opinion, unless all signs fall, Es- ^ trada Cabrera will be unseated as president ' of the republic or will have to tight to re- 1 tain his office. Even before the Barrillas- I Limas incident, this gentleman says, the t spirit or revolution was rue. The assas- ? sination of Barpillas has goaded on the ^ rebels so that they are ready to fight at f the llrst opportunity. t It has been learned from a reliable source I that the Mexican government Is preparing t for an emergency. Rumor ha? it that .'JO.tiw men are being fully equipped for a two- 2 month campaign, and that troops are being rapidly moved in small numbers to the ^ Guatemalan frontier. t t Annapolis Race Postponed. "" ANNAPOLIS. Md., May 4.?The boat race between the Tale University eight and the first crew of the Naval Academy, scheduled l; to be rowed at 2 p.m. today, has been post- t poned for three hours owing to rough ? water. e FIRST LAP OF THE TRIAL H INSTANTLY. KILLED BY FALL CHARLES jr. GIERS VICTIM OF DEPLORABLE ACCIDENT. Clerk in Navy Department and Resident of Washington Since 1884? XT n 4-ivra ft-f AlaKoma MHV1CV V& IW? Charles J. Glers of Alabama, a $l,iJO clerk In the adjutant general's office, met with a violent death at the _\Var Department about 11:90 o'clock today. He ^ell from the fourth floor to the basement, down the stair well at the northeast corner of the building, a distance of about sixty feet, the left side of his forehead striking the marble tiling on the basement floor, crushing his skull. He died almost instantly. Aiinougu several cieiits ana missengera were nearby at the lime of the fall no one was able to explain exactly how It occurred, and the theory which obtained among the officials, and which was subsequently confirmed officially by the District coroner, was that Mr. Giers was seized with a spell of dizziness and lost his balance. He was a viciim of locomotor atax'a and used a crutch in walking. The sound 3f his crutch falling on the marble floor was the first intimation to those nearby ;hat Mr. Giers had fallen over the balustrade. A clerk on a lower floor' said- he saw the flight of the body down the stair Ken. It was rumored at first that Mr. Giers lad deliberately committed suicide by umping over the balustrade, but there was ibsolutely no reason to justify the rumor, ind It was disproved by the subsequent iction of the coroner in giving a certificate >f accidental death and 'permitting the renoval of the remains. " rue isows or me accident spread UKe wildfire through the big building, and In a. lew minutes a large crowd of employes gathered at the scene. Among the first it hand was Capt. Poole, superintendent ot :he building, who summoned physicians ind ordered the removal of the body to he emergency room on the basement floor, i with the view to immediate treatment, if ife was not entirely extinct. Two naval surgeons examined the body and prolounced the man dead, whereupon the 1 oroner was notified "with the result al- ' eadj stated. ' Long a Resident of Washington. Mr. Giers was a native of Alabama, but ia<? been a resident of this city since Janjary, 1884, when lie scoured an appointnent as messenger in the surgeon general's >ffiee. He was promoted to a $1,000 clerk- , ihio in that office, under civil service rules. ! n January, 1S!H). and in the following: July v i transferred to a $1,: 0 clerkship in the ecord and pension office, now the adjutant ' ;eneral's office, and served there to date. lived at 1725 G street, near the office. ii3 wife survives him. Tuneral arrangenents are being made this afternoon. ( JOINT TARIFF COMMISSION. "ranee Will Welcome Action by the c United States for Its Creation. PARIS, May 4.?The Associated Press is I ible to aiyiounce authoritatively that c France will welcome any action by the t Jnited States looking to the creation of a c oint tariff commission, similar to the one t vhich sat at Berlin, with a view to reach- t ng a mutually satisfactory basis of settle- i nent of questions In dispute. The present f French government strongly favors a re- r time of reciprocal concessions, but at the I iame time it appreciates the strength of the r lemand of the French protectionists In t avor of higher duties and the sentiment In 1 'avor of reprisals on the part of some 1 'rench exporters because of what they s erm vexatious administrative regulations j it New York. a In order to avoid drifting; into a tarifT i ?ar, therefore, tiie eovern.neut considers f he tim/ opportune for representatives of f he ^ vo countries to meet and consider the t rhole subject. ?. 5 Bresectation to Mr. Yerkes. John W. Ve: kes, former commissioner of T nternal revenue, today was presented byhe employes of the ..urpaa with a hand- s lome gold watch and a diamond pin. Chief ' Cleric Uiovannoli making the presentation ipeech. s *. sl ?v ~ J EAT. MRS. ROOSEVELT IN PERIL THE PRESIDENT'S YACHT SYLPH IN COLLISION. Ban Into the Naval Tug Tecumseh at the Navy Yard Yesterday Afternoon. Mrs. Roosevelt and a party of friends, including Mrs. Bacon, the wife of Assistant Secretary Bacon of the State Department, were In a serious accident yesterday afternoon, and the facts did not leak out until today, when the presence at the White House of Capt. Roscoe C. Bulmer, commanding the Sylph, grave a tip that produced the material facts. Capt. Bulmer is understood to have gone to the White House to make an explanation of the accident, which may involve a court-martlAl, as somebody was to Blame. The facts are that Mrs. Roosevelt gave a luncheon party on board the Sylph to some friends In honor of Mrs. -Clifford Richardson of New York, lier guest, the party boarding the vessel at 12 o'clock in the day. The vessel went down the river and returned to the navy >ard in the afternoon. Through some misunderstanding of orders the vessel went past its dock and crashed irit? thd nflval tuff- Tpcumseh. The crash made kindling wood out of the somewhat noted racing launch of the Sylph, which was being towed alongside the vessel, and caused the mast pole of the tug to come to the deck with a crash. It narrowly missed striking Mrs. Roosevelt and some of the ladies of the party. For awhile there was consternation aboard the Sylph, the officers hastening to ascertain the facts and take care of the ladles, who at the time did not.know how Berious the accident might have "been. The Rvlnh however, was not struck in any vital pari and was hacked to Its dock, where the party disembarked without further trouble. Order Misunderstood. From a good authority It U stated that the engineer of the vessel misunderstood an order to reverse his vessel as one to go forward, and it was through this mlennderstanding that he sent the vessel ahead and crashed Into the tug boat. At the navy yard, where the accident occurred, it was stated this afternoon that It was not a serious one, as the 3ylp was moving slowly. The Sylph :iad slowed down as she wis making for her landing place. After she struck the Tecumsch the Sylph "side wiped" her. Will Be Investigated. It was also said the naval authorities of i lie vard are maklnir an Investigation of he matter and will report it to the Navy Department. An official declared that the shock of r-ollision was so slight that Mrs. Roosevelt and her friends scarcely felt It. VICTOR E. NELSON HERE. 3harge of Financial Irregularities WHhnnt Pniindfltinn. Mr. Victor E. Nelson, who was United Hates consul at Bergen, Norway, and esigned In 11HK5, Is In this city. Mr. kelson, It appears, was erroneously iharged with some financial Irregularlies In connection with the distribution >f the fund for the benefit of the relaives of the men who lost tfieir lives in he Maine disaster. The charges were >ubllshed at the time In The Star, the acts being furnished by what was sup>osed at the time to be a reliable source, t has since been learned that Mr. Nelson lever handled any funds belonging to Via KttlaMirao n# Kncia *1?.J ? UC l?-n?mvo Ul IIIUOC H 1IU iU9l II1CH ives by reason of the explosion of the tlalne, and that he resigned his conulate at Eergen of his own volition. ~ Inquiry at the State Department shows ir. Nelson to have rendered valuable lervlce as a consular officer, and that ong prior to his resignation he had Inorraed the department that unless transerred to a better post he would leave he service. :he demfsey abduction case. legality of Warrant Taken Under Advisement Until Monday. Iprrlal Dlspatrii to The 8t?r. FREDERICKSBURG. Va? May 4.-Coun el for Robert S. Dickson, charged with the abduction of Madeline Dempsey from the home of her sisters In Washington, who appealed from the decision of Mayor Wallace, was granted a hearing In the corporation court before Judge Goolrlck this morning as to whether the warrant on which Dickson was arrested was legal or not. Judge Goolrlck took the case under consideration until Mnnrinv mnmlno Wm. Dickson, rather of Robert S. Dickson. reached this city this morning In response to a telegram from his son's counsel stating that his son had left this city and a warrant had been issued for his arrest. charging him with a serious offense. Mr. Dempsey and daughter arrived here last night. WILL BELIEVE COGHLAN. Bear Admiral Goodrich to Command the New York Navy Tard. Rear Admiral Caspar F. Goodrich, who has been on special duty at the Navy Department since December. 1000. will assume command of the navy yard at New York on the 1st proximo as the relief of Rear Admiral J. B. Coghlan, retired, who will be given indefinite leave of absence. Admiral Goodrich was graduated from the Naval Academy at the head of his class In 18U1 and has seen much important service. Ho was naval attache on the stalt of Gen. Wolseley during tlie Tel-el-Kebir campaign of 18S2. was a member of the Endlcott fortifications board In 1SS5. was subsequently president of the nnval war college o i i^rnimu. nn<i cumiiiimu oi tne cruiser Newark during the Spanish war and more recently commanded the Paelfle fleet. TTNCLE SAM AND TURKEY. ?????? # iformer Secures Necessary Leverage for Settling Vexed Questions. CONSTANTINOPLE, May 4.-The power of withholding its consent to the Increase of 3 ; t cent In the Turkish customs dues has given the American government the leverage necessary to secure the porie's assent to a settlement of the long-pending questions between the United States and Turkey, In accordance with the wishes of the State Department. The Imperial Irade Issued, authorizing the ministers to take action in the matter, was quickly followed by a communication from the ports to Ambassador Leishman, in which the porte declared that the American schools and other institutions for which official recognition was demanded will hereafter be treated the same footing as those of other nations All other American demands are conceded and all the obstac.es to a complete solution of the difficulties which have exlst*ed between the American representatives here and the porte for three years seem to heve been removed. : IN A REIGN OF TERROR CONDITION OF CHAOS EXISTS IN GUATEMALA. Ambassador Creel had a conference today nun niuic ucyarimnu omciais respecting the disturbed condition of affairs in Guatemala. It appears from the advices the ambassador has received from the City of Mexico that a condition of chaos exists at Guatemala City, following the recent attempt to assassinate President Cabrera. The Mexican account is that indiscriminate arrests are being made of- mea, women and children, not only native Guatemalans, but persons of other nationalities, and that these prisoners are being harshly treated. It is understood that protests already have been made by the diplomatic representatives of other nations in Guatemala and that an attempt will .be made to secure joint action by Mexico and the United States to prevent a continuance of this riAlinv A9 ?????? yuuvj ?rl itiu<rv<piuiiiaic ar rt-sis. In the event that the Mexican legation in Guatemala city Is Closed and a diplomatic rupture between Mexico and Guatemala follows the refusal of the government of the latter country to extradite Jose Lima, charged with complicity in the assassination of General Barillas, It Is understood that the affairs of the Mexican legation will be placed In charge of the American minister in Guatemala, who also will look out for the' Interests of Mexican citizens In that country. KUROKI IS HOPEFUL SATS PREJUDICE AGAINST JAPS IS SUBSIDING. sbAiibb, wasn.. May 4.?"Japan sends ber children, many of them, to the United States to learn. We hope and believe that the United States In the future will receive . them and teach them In the same spirit la which tbey .are sent," said Gen. Baron Kuroki. who arrived here Thursday, In discussing the Japanese school question. The Japanese general was not Inclined to diatuss the action of the San Francisco school board directors. He was evidently greatly interested in the Japanese school children in the United States, for he asked many questions about them, how many I there are in Seattle and how they stood In their classes, and expressed gratification to fln'd that they are well liked. He was told of the instance of a Japanese boy being arrested for disturbing the peace when he was practicing an oration. "That boy had the right stuff in him." was ilia answer. "We are glad to think that you up here in Seattle think the children We send over are good and hard-working," added Gen. Kuroki. "You are unlike some others. This attitude means that many Japanese children in the future will come to the United States by way of Seattle. When you tell us tnai iney sianu men in meir classes and conduct it makes us proud of them. When you praise them you praise _us, for they are our children. "I feci sure that tliey will be well treated by^ the United States. I do not believe that the feeling against them Is widespread. I think that feeling is dying out." Count Hatzfeldt Counselor. BERLIN, May 4.?The temporary appointment of Count Hermann ven HatzfeldtWildenburg, first secretary of the German embassy at Washington, as counselor of legation there has been made permanent. 111 ? TT1 _ 1 j-? 1 ' miiiiuua igr j^iei uanai. BERLIN, May 4.?The Reichstag has passed the first reading of the Kiel canal bill, which provides for $3,750,000 as the drat installment of the amount to be expended in widening anil deepening the Kiel ship canal. Various speakers agreed that the enlargement was desirable, but blamed the government for failing to foresee originally that larger dimensions would become necessary. Herr j^eonnart, radical, pointed out that the canal had too many ( curves in too short a radius. It was further Insisted that the additional expenditure of $T>S.~50.000, although the , canal only cost originally, must be regarded as a heavy sacrifice on the part of the country, considering the fact < that the present canal had not yet reached I l?o e?a or a r\f hoinsr a hip tn nav thft Interest 9 Ion the Investment, The bill was referred to a committee. 1 ' Weather. Fair; much cooler tonight and tomorrow. aTthe white house n mr Haw r\4 I X ? uucoiiun ui uctuciiny vvnibKy iu Be Reopened. PROTEST BY THE DEALERS Report on the Foundations of the Gatun Dam. BESULT OF RECENT INQUIRY Prominent Ohio Men Confer With th? President?Gov. Seneen a Guest. Such a widespread protest lias bjen made against the recent ruling of the President, based upon a decision of Attorney General Bonaparte, as to labeling whisky, under the pure food act. that President Roosevelt has aft.ccu lu. itujK'u me wnoie mailer, and have the Attorney General hear all Bides The President's decision to grant a rehearing was made today following protects to him by the wholesale liquor dealers of Massachusetts and Baltimore, Md. Senator Lodge presented the delegation from Massachusetts, which was headed by William A. Miller, while Representative U1U of Baltimore presented the men from that city. The President gave an attentive hearing to the statements, and agreed to ask Mr. Bonaparte to reopen the whole matter. Secretary Wilson, under whose department the pure food law is operated, was present at the conferences, but said that he happened to be there on other business. Both the Massachusetts and Baltimore people BUDmitted written protests against the ruling as to how whiskies should be labeled. The Baltimore delegation, representing flfty-flve distilling. Testifying and wholesale liquor establishments, declared that millions of dolllars would be lost in that city If the decision should stand. They say: "The effect of such a ruling would bc> to deprive an article of & name It has always had, a purpose which waa not clearly rnn tpmnln tf*(\ hv niira-fftn/l law Wa feel that the facts must have been misrepresented to you and the Attorney central, and we venture to express the hope that you will see your way clear to reconsider the matter In such a way that ali arguments, pro and con, shall be given in tlie open, and not secretly or surreptitiously, thus affording every interest an opportunity to hear and reply to every argument advanced pro and con." The petition declares that the signers are as anxious as anybody to five the public what It desires In the way of pure drinka, but that under the present ruling the public will need protection instead of being nrotected. Report on Gatun Dam. Secretary Taft called at the White House today to show the President the report of the engineers whom he sent to examine the foundations of the Gatun dam on me "Panama ?*i?i ?:t*. Messrs. Alfred. Noble, Frederick P. Stearns and John R. Freeman, th?^ engineers, report that they personally inspected the live pits dug to determine the character or the rock below the level of the foundations of the lock walls. The deepest pit had a depth of over eighty-seven feet. The engineers Individually descended Into each of the test pits and found that they entered and continued in rock from a few feet below the ground's surface to the bottom. With one exception the rock was a fine grained bluUh-gray rock, technically designated as argillaceous sandstone. One test was made by leading one square foot of the rocK mai naa oeen uncuverea wun pounds of steel ralla. The engineers nf>y that this weight, although several times as great as that which would rest upon an equal surface under the walls of the proposed lock, caused no appreciable indentation upon the surface of the material. Additional tests of a searching character were made by the engineers, with satisfactory results. Besides the lock site at Gatun the engineers examined the site of the proposed regulating works. There they found the same sort ui rurn, auu wucu ouujc?.icu iu the pressure test (ailed only at 1.240 and 1.470 pounds per square Inch. The conclusion is?that a staple foundation exists at this point. Similar examinations were made at the site of the Pedro Miguel and the Sosa locks, and the conclusion In both cases was that the existing rock has sufficient strength to bear the proposed weights. Prominent Ohio People Call. Secretaries Taft and Garfleld of the cabinet and Representative Burton of Ohio all happened to get together In the executive offices today. There was a brief Interchange of political Ideas, in which the President was too busy to Join with any degree of attention. Secretary Taft spent Just a few minutes with the President and then hurried back to his work, leaving Secretary nnrfipli! and ReDresentatlve Burton togetli er. These two Introduced the president of the Cleveland chamber of commerce, >lr. Treadway. who invited President Roosevelt to make a speech before that body In September next The President said he was compelled to decline. One of Ills reasons for doing so is that a visit by him into the state might be considered as mixing in the fight now going on. Representative BurIon Is understood to have reported to the President that Secretary Taft Is growing stronger In all parts of the country, and that as fast as the pec pie realize that the President is not going to be in the race again they are turning to Taft and committing themselves to him. Gov. Deneen a Guest. Gov. Deneen of Illinois, who Is connected with the Inland waterways commission, was a guest of President Roosevelt at luncheon today. His talk with the President is considered a most important* one, touching upon politics in Illinois and the Bentirnent In that state as to the republican choice next year. Kelt her the White House nor Gov. Deneen would admit that the visit of the Illinois executive was of political eignlficunce. James Clseel, known among his friends In Washington as plain "Jim," who for many years was connected with the police force 3f Washington, has been placed at the head it the detective force at the Jamestown ex position. Most or tnose in omc:ai me vriiu went to tlie exposition iast week recognized him as one of the former officers on duty it the main door of the White House, where lie spent many yaers of his service, and where he was highly regarded by the Presilents and their families. Several years ago n a scuffle with a crank who had obtained idmission to the house he w.ts severely cut ind bruised and ntver entirely recovered 'rom his injuries. )CEAN STEAMSHIP MOVEMENTS. NEW TORK, May 4.?Arrived: steaner Jraslle. from Naples. QUEENSTOWN. May 4-The steamer Cymric. from Boston or Queenstown and Jverpool, reported by w reless telegrapit ?? miles wc?t at 2:30 a m Arrived: Stfamer Etrurla, from New fork for Liverpool.