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lEnetimg Mzt. No. 17,031. WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 1907?TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES. TWO CENTS. I K KVFWU ..TAR WTTII *1 fir At MOMtHO KDITION. IK- I Ilk |H??I HI J rwiiHf !* ?! M. i w- - *? M rt IB# awning nvir nwipiMr lonp?BJ. fftftODOftl ? NOV KB Vmifeat M?w T??ll OIB< TrtHnit* VVulU nf r .? ? IimI H.uil H tildinff. 1 H- i i vt?r nl'li ?h? morn in* ?-?Ht? > .1 ? if r? >'ii !b?*Ir i?wi ?t. ?t . ?.?* i t?r -%11!? * tli# f * "g r?llti<-n nf 4? ?*ni? i?rr month f? mull prrjuM f ' . I?i- h??!? 1 n# month '?> rrntn. t'?!. nr mtU f-U ifbti. s?hr ott fur $1 H 4) >! ?, uo* j?*r, $ &o MANY SAILORS AND OTHERS ON STRIKE Frcnch Naval Reserve Causes Much Trouble in Paris. TMF QUIPQ MAY MOT CAM lib. wmi g i vi mi ivv/i on iu Reports Are That the Agitation May Spread to Other Cities. EXTENSION LIKELY TO SURPRISE Meantime American Labor Troubles Continue ? Laborers Go Out in Maine?Workmen at Odds. PARIS. June 1.?A perioral strike of sailera aril others belonging to the French r ival reserve I* gan at almost all the ports i f France vestt rdav ami threatens the com- I 1'Vti- paralyzatlon of French commerce. Til*- navigation companies nre making energetic representations to the government, < :aim;ng tl.at the movement Is not directed against them, and saying that unless it la fettled immediately It will cause untold injury to French commerce. The naval reserves comprise nearly the entire maritime population engaged In seaf.iring life and number 117.0U0 men, of \\l, in are serving in the navy. In addition to practically all the sailors of the mercantile marine, most of the longshore j?.< .. -uitf, iu mc u(r? ?ii Jt'aci \c. Quarrel Over Pensions. The strike was declared by the executive committee of the National Stamen's Union because the government's new bill Increasing pensions from $40.MJ to $7--3o In the case of seamen and from Jiritt to $200 in the case of captains is regarded by the members of the union as being inadequate. The tie-up is almost complete at the Mediterranean, Atlantic and channel ports. The French Transatlantic Steamship Company announced this evening that neither J.a Provence nor La Gascogne would be able to sail for New York tomorrow, every man of both crews having abandoned his ship. A similar condition prevails in connection with the company's ships at Uordcaux The officials of the French line have requested the government to lend them crews from the state naval depots, but no reply has yet been received. Even the Fishermen Strike. Legally, all the companies are In a position to coerce the men. as, being members of the naval reserve, the crews are subject to heavy penalties for insubordination. but it is regarded as more likely that th^ will try to effect a compromise. The strike is nlsu coninlpt(> a! Havrp There has been no response to the strike call at Brest thus far. The seamen and longshoremen reported for work today as usual. The strike of the sailors and longshoreman at Toulon Is complete. Torpedo boats and torpedo-boat destroyers are held in readiness for mail service in the Mediterranean. The seamen of Bordeaux met today and voted to Join the strike. The seamen of Dunkirk will follow the example of men at other ports. The sailors of Nantes have decided to join the strike. The longshoremen ( f Rouen have abandoned their work. Fishermen of Marseille Refuse to Fish. MARSEILLE, Juno 1.?The sailors and others here responded to the strike call almost to a man. The crews of eight vessels of M<ssageries Maritimes Company shouldered their seakits and disembarked amid the cheers of the lonsshoremen, and the crews of tiie steamers of the Transatlantic Company followed their example nfter landing the fresh fruit forming part of the cargoes. The crews of the tues at this port will strike today so as to complete the movement. Even the tish rmen have drawn up their nets. The vessels scheduled to snil yesterday, including the licma, bound for New York, got away on time. All Over France. PAWS. J'ine 1?The strike of the offlcers. stamen, engineers and longshoremen at the ports of France w.ts extended today to I>unkirk, Calais*, Boulogne, Gtavelines, li r?:? .iux and other ports which were not affect* d yesterday. and is now complete v? r;, w . ! ? in France, Algeria and Tunis. Th i- far the strike only affects French shipping. i fid f<:eign vessels at French j i ts ' t ( ill arc Uing unloaded. I'nless an :nmoi ate settlement of the dispute t k. - plate many industries will be comI -1 te si.tit d ?wn. and workmen in other ien of trade will be thrown into en : l i i:? : . ss The commercial interests ?lt-ri i.:.. ing the so-called ' tyranny of t la ???r o: c tnizations." The position of j 1 gfvciran p.* is extremely difficult, as! v. i,< m< a ..t its disposal it is impos-j s . t" ir: . the pensions of the mar- j : : i \i. i! demanded hv the 1 itt. r Hag Reached Holland. K? >TTKRI ?AM. June 1.?The strike fever - : f ?i Holland The local brant h of 1' . : S< .mun's Association has j?ro. neral strike of sailors. All - ! i ? asportation r? forbidden to i val r? serve, and tl;??so who are m 11:< r**st rv? are invited to resign from thr government service. The strikers demand a?i in?-rease of pay and the introduc: a ..f lti- r rUrarts. The Holland-Rotterdam. S h? l.Io>d arid Ratavia lines are \> . j?ted from the general strik<- order. Some of the local steamers are temporarily a*>l?* to rariy on their servlcrs. as the cr?ws \vt : engaged for a certain number of voys and must give a fortnight s notice be ? ; * . 1 ? v .-or I. Need More Pay. IliKTI.AXD, Mi June 1.?One hundred a:.d forty laborers employed by the'governHK.-it on tie construction of fortifications ut i' u? Cow and liiaraoml Islands, in U.t i'ortland artillery district, struck today : r in M as. d waK's They demand a t!a> ;tti.I fi.< transportation to and from l:.. r st.in..-, arid claim this amount Is - vve 1 o:!,?r districts. Tin y have been 1 c*;\ i $1 TO a day. less U> ct-nts a day f r transportation on the government strainer. 600 Ordered on Strike. ?M!"AGO, J uni 1.?Six hundred workii> i win- <iril<T? d on ?tr;kt- yesterday on u new '.ciusv which In being built for Montgomery Ward & Co. Tlie cause Is a dispute l'. t?. -ti tin- carpenters and electi tana ov. r tin- installation of Iron eond .its for and pipe. Ocean and Coast Steamers Deserted. 1IAVHK. France, June 1.?The maritime strike here is complete, the crr?s leaving m. i - W<". mr u? run auU \ l'S?ri3. La Provence and Ld Uafi ugiie of the Hren-h line will not bo able to sail for N't w York today, it is said, as their crews left the ships yesterday. Several thousand emigrants are here awaiting transportation on La Gascogne for America. No violence has been reported. The strike committee is advising the men to n main calm. Tho sailors who came ashore reported to tile maritime authorities according to the regulations. ?TM ??. r\f tVlO trOTlC. i in; awnrtius auu vvuno v?l wnv atlantic steamers have joined the strikers. HAMBURG, June 1.?The Central Association of German Shipowners has announced that the shippers' organizations of Kngland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark are trying to prevent the employment in those countries of German seamen who have gone on strike at German ports since .May 1. La Provence Passengers on St. Louis. Special Cablegram to The Star. SOUTHAMPTON, June 1.?Owing to the general strike of seamen in French ports the American liner St. Louis, which sailed from Southampton today, took a large ! number of passengets who had booked on 1 the l.a Provence of the French line. Cabinet's Action. PARIS, June 1.?The cabinet met today nnd considered the strike situation. The measures taken by the minister of marine to insure the dispatch of the mails of the colonies were approved ami other measures were decided upon in case the strike is prolonged, but the nature of these meas| ures was not announced. The cabin passengers who were to sail today from Havre for New York on tiie French line steamer La Provence were sent to Cherbourg, where they embarked on the St. Louis of the American line. The French Transatlantic Company has arranged to forward the steerage passengers of La Provence on vessels of the ?? line oiai line sailing iiuiu uuiiiiiuiii'.iuuNO COLOR LINE DRAWN. Christian Endeavor Statement Over Seattle Hotel Affair. Special Dispatch to The Star. "ROKTO'V "YTncc .Tnnp 1 ?Thp TTnifprl Society of Christian Endeavor has issued a statement denying that the color line will be drawn at the international Christian Endeavor convention at Seattle. The statement says: "It ought to ie sufficient to say that this has never been done in all the twentysix years of the society's history. Christian Endeavor is interdenominational, interna uonai ana inierraciai. 11 iiumueis m us membership red and yellow and brown and black and white Endeavorers and nil have eqiV I privileges on the program and in the contention auditoriums. "Cnrlstian Endeavorers do not own nor control the hotels of tiie city and if they refuse, as some have, to receive colored guests, the responsibility is their. "Suitable arrangements have always been made for the entertainment of colored delegates, and such will undoubtedly be the case in Seattle. To refuse to hold the convention there because certain hotels decline to entertain colored guests, as some suggest, would be neither wise nor expedient." > 1 BERTHED FOR SEVEN MONTHS. Then the British Schooner Was Floated and Found Intact. CHATHAM. Mass., June 1.?After bavins been berthed seven months on Cape Cod ( sajids, and beaten by the storms of a severe winter, the British schooner G. M. Cochrane was floated today by two tuers , and a crew of wreckers. The schooner was apparently in good condition, and will be towed to her home port, Parrsboro, N. S., for repairs. The Cochrane was driven ashore on the , cape, two miles north of the Orleans life saving station, on the night of November 4. Capt. Benjamin Gower and his crew of live men were rescued by use of the breeches ' buoy. The schooner was bound from Parrsboro for Xen- Haven with lumber. She registers about 'J*?) tons. Her cargo was removed and the vessel was stripped. succeeding siurms urove r.er higher and higher up the beach until at length she lay almost beyond the reach of the waves. Her condition, however, induced wreckers to make persistent attempts to float her. Mariners here consider it remarkable that a wooden vessel should be floated successfully and comparatively undamaged after having been ashore for more than half a year on a dangerous beach. SAN FRANCISCO CAB SERVICE. United Railroads Officials Coping With Strike Difficulties. SAX FRANCISCO, June 1.?The eors of the united railroads will start this morning at ?> o'clock, ar.d the service will l>e rnnfinn^d im til S*3A r? m This if i-s said, will be gradually extended, and by tue end of next week full service, with the exception of the owl runs, will have been resumed. The owl cars will not be placed in operation for some time. The Fillmore street extension was started yesterday, so that every line of the company that has been reconstructed since the lire was running, 211! cars being operated and, including students, about GW men employed on them Travel, as heretofore, increased yesterday, and the receipts were larger than <>n any other day since the strike began. The company is carrying more than 1 "i<>,(:(?> passengers a day, and it is believed by the officials that this number will grow rapidly when the hours of service are extended. SENSATION AT ODESSA. Officials Arrested Implicated in Gigantic Scheme to Defraud. ODESSA, June 1.?A sensation has been caused here by the arrest of a number of officials and well-known lawyers who for several yeari have been engaged in a conspiracy to defraud the state of the revenue from estates whose heirs are missing or unknown. The plan of the conspirators, who operated chiefly in Odessa and Warsaw. wa: to obtain possession of such estates by the use of fraudulent documents or by bringing forward false heirs. An order placed with an engraver of Vienna for a duplicate of an official seal led to the discovery of the frauds. The persons implicated are said to have derived t'.ltfl IUI<k ri-?m cmln^l/ia j auuui fj'nr.w/ iiuiii tiit* o??inuica. PROPOSED NOVEL CLUB CAFE. Working Women of Indianapolis to Establish $10,000 Restaurant. Special IHspatcb to The Star. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.. June 1.?The estabiishment and management of a $10,000 temperance cafe in Indianapolis is the aim and ambition of the Young Women's Business Club, the latest of this city's com-, mercial organizations. The club was organized last night at a meeting of nearly '_ ?*> young working women. The rilih is to be ii stork mmnanv and the proposed cafe will be controlled entifely by women. Tlie capital stock is to be $10,000. and articles of incorporation are to be tiled within the next few days. The meeting was attended by stenographers. bookkeepers and school teachers. Not a man was present. No drinks will be served, and "home cookery" will be a fealuie. l ilmAS? 'ill ' . M. I ?J? p I jjj J ' ^ 4 irunY fn chtcd adcma IM1UA IU LI1ILII nilLlin Will Be Indorsed by Pennsylvania Republicans. CONVENTION NEXT WEEK Practically All the Party Papers in State in Line. PRESIDENT KEEPS HANDS OFF Lull in Politics as Regards Candidates Until Next Fall Expected. No Change in Ohio. The principal event in national polities next week will be the bringing out of Senator Philander C. Knox of Pennsylvania, as a republican candidate for the presidency. It is expected that the state convention which meets at Harrlsburg next Thursday will unanimously present the senator to the country as a candidate. Within the last week or ten days practically every republican newspaper in the state lias come to the support of the Knox movement. The Pittsburg Dispatch, one of the most influential independent newspapers in the western half of the state. Is the last of the great newspapers of the state to join in the movement. It is said by Pennsylvanlans here that there will be no half-hearted indorsement of the senator. The call for him to lead the party next year is not to be coupled with any declaration which might lead the republicans of other states to suspect that the indorsement lacks sincerity. The Roosevelt policies, it is announced, will be approved. but the convention will not follow the advice of some persons who suggested that a platform should couple with the indorsement of the Roosevelt policies a demand that the next convention nominate a candidate pledged to carry forward the policies. The position of the prospective platform makers Is that it would be superlluous to pledge that Senator Knox would carry forward the Roosevelt policies: it Is asserted that there Is no disposition in any Quarter to back away from the task of completing the reform program which Prest-',1. .. .. 1 ' luvai nuv/ot?cu uaa uiaiijjcu u u i. The President's Atfllude. The disinclination of th<> President to frown upon the movement for Senator Knox, it is related by Pennsylvanians, has given the friends of the senator much encouragement. A few weeks ago the White House was putting out stories to the effect that Pennsylvania was mixed up in the $3,000,000 conspiracy, but recently when prominent republicans from the state sought to get from the President some expression as to his attitude towariT the Knox movement they found him disposed to keep hands off. Pennsylvanians seem to believe that their candidate with sixty-eight votes behind him will have to be reckoned with in the national convention next year. Following the formal indorsement of Mr. Knox by his state convention next week his friends will organize to do some missionary work in other states. They will, it is understood, keep out of other favoriteson states, including New York, with the understanding that the party in that state will, at the proper time, present Gov. Hnt'hf'5 sis its Lull in Politics Expected. The prospect is that after the formal bringing out of Senator Knox there will be a lull in presidential politics which may last until fall. The President has only one more week in the national capital before he goes to the Jamestown exposition and then to Oyster Bay for the summer. It is announced that politics is to be barred at his summer home. No developments of importance are looked for in Ohio until next fall or winter. Sen ator Foraker makes no secret of the fact | that he Intends to "stand pat." There is only one compromise that Is possible, according to his friends, and that is for the T;tft people to come forward and pledge their support to him for re-election to the Senate. This the raft people seem disinclined to do. I ThisithM&Lf*-- VA P?KIY -?^ BAIL FOE BURNHAM HE WILL BE RELEASED THIS AFTERNOON, PERHAPS. NEW YORK, June 1.?William Rand of counsel for George Burnham, the former vice president and general counsel of the Mutual Reserve Fund Life Association, whose con vlction of two years was reversed by the appellate division of the supreme court, secured a court order this morning directing his client's release from Sing Sing on bail pending a new trial, and a representative of the sheriffs office left for the up-river prison to bring the insurance man back. Burnham will be released as soon as he appears at the district attorney's office this afternoon and deposits bail. A bondsman will be on hand, so that it will not be necessary for him to go to the Tombs. A "Mnmpntnus Dnp?tinn It was learned today that the district attorney regards the decision of the appellate division In the Burnham case as a most momentous one, having important bearing upon all the other insurance cases with which he is dealing. One feature of the decision which has impressed the district attorney more than any other is the ruling that books of a corporation cannot be used as evidence. As most of the evidence against all the other insurance officers agumsi wriom me utsirici unoi ney 15 moving was obtained from this source, he does not see how a conviction, provided one Is obtained, will stand any more than the one against Burn ham did. In almost every case the books of the companies were furnished to the grand Jury which took up the insurance cases. The district attorney will take the Ourn ham case to the court of appeals, but inasmuch as the decision of the appellate division was a unanimous one, he has small hope of getting a .-eversal. ROW IN' CHINA AMOY, China, June 1.?Although the rebels were recently defeated with the loss of COO men, the government troops did not succeed in dispersing them, and they are rapidly recruiting their forces and threatening to attack Chang Chow, twenty-four milfc frnm hprp nnil nnp of tho larcpsaf cities in China. The Unitel States gunboat Helena is here. Amoy is in no danger of attack. Senator Hale Continues to Improve. BALTIMORE, Md., June 1.?Senator Eugene Hale, according to his attendants at Johns Hopkins. Hospital, today was continuing his good progress toward complete re covery. lie was reponeu 10 nave nau a splendid night and to be feeling quite comfortable this morning. Another Lynching in Louisiana. ALEXANDRIA, La., June l.-Henry Johnson. a middle-aged negro, was lynched at Echo, La., last night by about 150 men, who took him from Jail. He had been arrested charged with attempted criminal assault on the wife of hfs employer. Negroes After Taft. Special Dispatch to The Star. LOUISVILLE, Ky., June l.-At a meeting of the local Afro-American council held last night It was decided to indorse the efforts of the Washington negroes in opposition to the nomination of Secretary Taft for the presidency, and to lfcsue a call for the national Afro-American council for June 2G to 28, at Hnltimnr#* Snpprhps werfl mnria fipnrinc i President Roosevelt and Secretary aft, and indorsing the sentiment of the Washington meeting. British Warship for Prince Fushim*. VICTORIA. B. C., June 1? His majesty the king, as a mark of personal friendship and high esteem for Prince Fushiml, has placed a warship at his disposal, and the prince and party have accepted the offer and will sail June 24 from Victoria. The only British warship on this coast at present is the sloop-of-war Spearwater. :HAYWOODJSVERY ILL T_:_i j:. --i r? -x in i nai Hujuumeu oeuaustJ ui 111ness of Prisoner. YET IT IS NOT SERIOUS Toxic Poisoning the Cause of His IndisDOsition. A SUFFERED MUCH DURING NIGHT Administration of Opiates Left the Defendant in a Weakened Condition. BOISE, Idaho, June 1.?The morning session of the trial of William D. Haywood was adjourned today on account of the illness of the prisoner, who was attacked at an early hour by toxic poisoning. The doctors attending Haywood and his counsel both stated that the Illness was not serious anu wiey ueneveu uu wuuiu uw able to be In court at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon, to which hour a recess was taken. Suffered Acutely. Haywood suffered acutely during the night, and at 5 o'clock this morning the CUUIlty ftHM K UIIIIIIO IlfU. XX*? called another doctor into consultation and finally opiates were administered to the prisoner. He had not recovered from, the effects of the morphine at the hour set for the morning session. News of Haywood's Illness. The news of Haywood's illness spread quickly throughout the city, and there were but few persons in the court room when the hour for convening arrived. Judge Wood made the announcement of Haywood's illness. He said the county physician suggested tha*. the prisoner might be able to attend the trial during the afternoon. Attorney Kichardson then made a state ment as to the nature of the attack Haywood had suffered. Opiates Administered. He said he was sure it was nothing serious. The administration of the opiates necessary to relieve the intense pain, he declared, had left Haywood in a weakened condition and it was this which made it impossible for the prisoner to be in court this morning. GREETED WITH GOOD WISHES. New Commisisone,r of Patents Recipient nf TVTnriir f!nncrrofnlotinno Commissioner Edward B. Moore and Assistant Commissioner Cornelius Billings of the patent office were the recipients of good wishes from practically every official and employe of the office this morning, when they entered upon the first day of their new official duties. Both took the oath of office at 4 p.m. yesterday. Flowers from the clerks of the various divisions were piled so high on the desk of the commissioner and on chairs around his desk that it was almost impossible to get a view of him. Up until late this afternoon people were crowding his office to shake hands with him. Mr. Moore's appointment as commissioner of patents was announced some weeks ago. Although he was not sworn in until yesterday, he has been, In effect, the head of the office for about a month, ex-Commissioner Frederick I. Allen having been ab sent for that period on leave. Mr. Moore began his departmental service as a clerk in the office and has risen through all grades to his present position. Re is exceedingly popular with the employes of the office and stands well with patent attorneys all over the country, ills appointment was wdely approved. He has the distinction of being the first assistant -commissioner of patents who has ever attained the commissionership. Mr. Billings was appointed assistant commissioner from the position of examinerin-chief. which he had held for some years. Mr. Ballard Moore has been appointed private secretary to the commissioner. WILL TEST NEW WAR BALLOON. mstcusiuii 10 rse maae .Hicnaa.y in Southeast Washington. The new war balloon of the Signal Corps of the army will be given Its trial lift In this city Monday at noon unless rain or heavy wind prevails. Capt. Charles de F. Chandler, the aeronautic expert of the corps, will make the ascension and pass on the qualities of the balloon, as its acceptance by the government from the New York maker will depend on this trial. Mr. Leo Stevens, the maker, and his assistant, will also make the trip. The balloon is .V> r feet in diameter, and will hold Th.ihhj cubic feet of gas. It has been especially constructed to use coal gas as tlie lifting power. The ascension will be made from the gas works at l?th and M streets southeast. TRIAL OF E. S. HOLMES. Prosecution Will Be Ready to Proceed Monday. Morgan II. Beach, special attorney for the government in what are known as the cotton cases?leaks of cotton statistics from the Department of Agriculture?was at the Department of Justice today, and it Is unfltTSfnnil that lir? hao ovnrrt 1>; r? rr i -? 1??-? j ? ? ??*" v?vi J LlllUf, 111 VAI.CHCUV shape to begin the trial of K. S. Holmes, jr., Monday. Sir. Beach has informed the officials of tho Department of Justice that he is confident of obtaining a conviction of Holmes, who was the statistician of the Department of Agriculture, and is accused of disposing of statistics to brokerage houses in New York. Mr. Beach has given careful study to the case and will be ready to proceed Monday. OLD SUIT SETTLED. Famous Farrot Mine Case Ended. $600,000 Involved. | NEW HAVEN, Conn., June l.-A settlei ment of the suit of Franklin aFrrel of Ansonia et al. against Thomas Wallace, jr., et al. over transactions in the stock of the Parrot Mine, which has been in court since May, 1905, is announced. The basis of the agreement is not known. The amount of money involved was $<**>,000, which was claimed as a balance on the sale of shares of the Parrot Silver and Copper Company of Montana, the complainant In the case alleging that in February, 1899, an agreement was entered into between the plaintiffs and the defendants whereby the latter were to linve the right to sell the stock at $5 a share, they to be allowed 2^4 per cent on the amount received, no commission to be given unless all the shares were sold at $50. The stock was held at the time according to the complaint, as follows: Franklin Farrel. 02,094; Lillian Clark Farrel, his wife, 20,000, and as guardian, 1,9. shares, and other members of the family 17,809 shares. The defendants. It is alleged, negotiated with William Rockefeller and H. H. Rogers of the Amalgamated Copper Company, and to them later sold the stock, Mr. Farrel having obtained additional shares so that jin nua control or tne company, aggregating 115,710 shares. The price at which sale was made was $40. the amount of money being reported at $4,628,760. The suit was brought upon the allegation that the defendants received $fHH?,<XX) -more than the sum they reported. Attorneys in the case say the suit was ended through agreement. CHICAGO TROLLEY MISHAPS. Startling Increase In Accidents on City Traction Lines. CHICAGO, June 1.?A startling increase In the number of street car accidents since the trolleyizing of the cable traction lines is shown in a report made yesterday by Hugo Grosser, city statistician. Mr. Grosser attributes the Increase to the greater speed of the cars since the abandonment of the old cable system. The police regulations of street traffic instituted recently by Chief Shippy has caused a perceptible reduction In certain classes of accidents, although the experi+ VlQO Kafill nrit'on 1 1 uviik Iiao w?cu b i?cu niai Ul Uili> ct 1UW weeks. During the first three months of this year 337 accidents were caused by street cars, compared with 234 accidents during the corresponding period last year. These figures represent only accidents to persons jumping on or off cars, or who were Injured through collisions between cars and wagons. That the conditions are growing worse Is indicated by Mr. Grosser's figures for April and May. There were 223 accidents on street cars reported by the police In / April, which is a record not equaled in any preceding month. The full statistics for | May have not been compiled, but Mr. i Grosser asserts they will show a proportionate increase. THE JAMESTOWN EXPOSITION. i French Squadron of Three Warships Arrive Today. NORFOLK. Va., June 1.?The squadron of three warships sent to represent the republic of France at the Jamestown exposition passed In the Virginia capes today. The cruiser Kleber led as the Frenchmen passed in, followed by the cruisers Chasseloup, I-aubet and Victor Hugo In the order named. The squadron nassed m one? through lower Chesapeake bay into Hampton roads, and salutes were exchanged as the French representatives passed Fortress Monroe and took up anchor in close proximity to the American warships now at anchor off the Jamestown exposition. The French squadron will remain in Hampton roads for some time. They will be joined from day to day by the returning Italian. Austrian. Chilean. Brazilian and American fleets for another naval demonstration and Illumination when President Roosevelt comes again to the Jamestown exposition on Georgia day^June 10. Lake Steamer Sunk. IIPTBATT T 1 , iiuuc x.? uie sieamer SeUvyn Eddy, one of the Shaw-Eddy fleet of boats, was sunk In the Detroit river today in a collision with the steel barge Maida, owned by the United States Steel Corporation. Immediately after the collision the captain of the Eddy headed for the Canadian shore and his steamer sank about fifty feet from shore in twenty-tive feet of water, Vith her main deck submerged but a short distance. None of her crew was Injured. Philadelphia's Horse Show. PHILADELPHIA, June 1.?The open-air exhibition of the Philadelphia Horse Show Association, which began last Monday at Chestnut Hill, will come to a close this afternoon. With the exception of Monday, when it rained, large crowds attended the show, making it one of the most successful exhibitions the association has ever given. Ponies in harness and under saddle and horses in the novice class were shown during the morning and were the features of the program. The championship events will be held this afternoon. # Weather. Rain and w .inner tmiijji:. Tt>? morrow paith clouih anil ly warmer. RFTIiRN HP PRFWFNT ML I Ullll Ul I IILUIULI1 I He Will Arrive Here Late This Afternoon. v CHEERED ALONG THE WAY Walks Along Platform at P'ttsburg With Train Crew. H^NDSHAKNG AT CUMBERLAND "Scmebody Else's Turn Next Time/' He Told the People at Rockwood. ; PITTSBURG. Pa.. June 1.?'T!ie train oearmg i n'sHicnt uooseveii arm pany OfiCK to Washington passed through Pittsburg at 8 o'clock today. On account of Hie early hotir but a small crowd was at the Haitimore and Ohio station when the train arrived. The President appeared almost as soon as the train came to a standstill and was heartily cheered. Descending from the car he walked the entire length of the station platform, stopping to chat a few minutes with the engineer and the train crew. It was said that nothing unusual had occurred on the trip from Lansing to Pittsburg-. During the brief stay here a detail of police and detectives, under Inspector Bartley, was on hand to guard the train. Stioke and TnllrpH nt M<>ir?ponnrt At McKeesport, fifteen miles east of this city, a crowd of about 130 people wag In waiting when the train arrived at 8:30 o'clock. There was a stop of three minutes here. President Roosevelt cqme out on the car platform unaccompanied and spoke briefly. The crowd pushed forward and the President shook hands with more than a score of them before the train pulled out. Somebody Else's Turn. MEYERSDALE, Pa.. June X.?At Rockwood, through which the President passed at 11:10 o'clock. Mr. Roosevelt shook hands with a hundred or more peoplee. "Hope you will be a candidate again," elmuted one man, to which the President replied quickly, "Oh, no, somebody else's turn next lime." Raining Along the Way. CUMBERLAND, Md., June 1.?President Roosevelt anl party arrived here at 12:4B p.m., and after a brief stop proceeded to * Wflflhlnarton. As nn nrevlnua stoma President shook hands with many of the people gathered at the station, and made a few remarks. The weather during the day has been very disagreeable with rainfall gradually Increasing In volume. Interfering somewhat with the pleasure of the journey homeward. It was said at the White House today that President Koosevelt was due to get bark to Washington this afternoon at 4:60 o'clock over the Baltimore and Ohio road. A telegram received from Secretary Loeb reported that the trip had been an en Joyable one bo far, without mishap or jar. The President will remain In Washington until next Sunday afternoon, when he will leave for Jamestown to take part In Georgia day at the exposition, and to make several speeches. He will get back from Jamestown June 11 and leave for Oyster Bay June 12. June, July, August and September will be spent at his Oyster Bay home. HIGH WAGES ON THE COAST. Charged to Rents and Cost of Living in San Francisco. SAN FRANCISCO, June l.-Tliat rents and the cost of living are too high, and are primarily the cause of the high wages here, and that the percentage tax system was largely responsible for the demoralized condition In the building trades, were the conclusions arrived at at a meeting yesterday of a committee appointed by the builders' exchange and a committee from the realty board. The two committees had been appointed to consider ways and means for bringing about a restoration of normal conditions in the building trades in this city. The committee from the buildi rs' exchange, headed by Secretary James A. Wilson, submitted a table showing the scale of wages ,paid in the thirty-five leading cities in the United States. In nearly all trades it was found that the scale paiil in San Francisco was from to 15 cents an hour higher than that paid In Seattle, where W.1.1 il.A XAV* I nliaot onilo vvua (jaiu mc uc.\i i bllc?l ov-an. HOPEFUL FORECAST OF KOREA. Yale Professor's Observation of Life in the Peninsula. TOKIO, June 1.?Prof. Ladd of Yale, who lias returned to Toklo after spending two months in Korea at the special invitation t)f Marquis Ito, gives a very hopeful foreeast of the future of the peninsula.. Prof. I.add attributes the unprecedented quiet now prevailing in Korea to the change In the ministry, and to the steadily growing Influence of Marquis ito, and believes that the new cabinet win greatly inornate the residency's work of reform in all departments of the government. Strong efforts, said Prof.' La id, are being made to Improve agriculture, and toward the development of many industries which will bear fruits within a decade. Prof. Ladd also noticed a conspicuous improve, ment In the attitude of the foreign residents toward the Japanese residency. RUSSO-JAPANESE TREAT i. Much Dissatisfaction in Japan Over Deferred Settlement. VICTORIA. B. C., June 1.?Advices from Japan state that considerable dissatlsfac tion cxlbts because of the unsatisfactory settlement of the long-pending Russo-Japanese commercial treaty. The demand for the opening of the Sungari is withdrawn, and concessions for Japanese travel in Siberia were only granted to such an extent as to maintain the countenance of Japan. None of the Important demands made by the Japanese government has been agreed to or Incorporated in the new treaty. Sultan's Forces Annihilated. ORAN, Algeria. June 1.?Advices received here from Morocco say that tho troops of the pretender to the throne surrounded anil annihilated the sultan's forces at M..rcliica; that Muley bou lit ki, the sultan's utu le, and two kaids were killed, and that IUm women were captured.