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^Office 11th Street and Peamylfania Avenue.
The Evening Star Newspaper Comparj.
New York Office: Tribune Buildin*.
Chicago Office; First National Bank Building*
Tir* Krenlns Star, with the Sunday morninjj edli
, U delivered by carriers, on their own account,
thin the 1 fy at 50 centr per month: without the
iday morning edition at 44 cents per month.
By mull poetag* prepaid:
iii!K. Sunday inclndt-d. one month. eO centa,
>silv. Sunday ev eptcd, one month, 64* centa.
atcrday Star. on?? year. $1 00.
unday b'taf, one year, $1.50. t
ayor of San Francisco Gets
Five Years.
I as Been in Jail Since His Conviction.
pplause From Hundreds in the
Court When the Penalty Was
PAN FRANCISCO. July 8.?Mayor Kurno
E. Sclimlti, convicted of extortion, '
- ? -? - In Iha
p'iis loony BemeiNni iw i?*c jwo ... *..~
enitentiary. When the sentence was proounced
there was a remarkable outburst ,
f applause from the hundreds of persons 1
rho crowded Judge Dunne's courtroom.
Judge I>unne sentenced Mayor Schmitz
o Imprisonment in San Quentin peniteniary.
Sentence today followed the recent
onvlctlon of Schmitz for extorting $1,173
rom French restaurant keepers of San
As the last words of the sentence fell
mm the judge's lips the great crowd that
lad stood throughout the dramatic scenes
>ent up a thunderous cheer. "Good for
rou." shouted a man In the back of the
own. Ilis ejaculation was echoed and reichoed
by one after another of the spec
[aiors. Dfvertti uirew mtrti iinu iii*r
?.lr, others scrambled uron chairs to look
?ver the shoulders of the crowd, and the
jreatest confusion prevailed.
Cheering in Court.Attorney
Fairall of the defense, raising
lis voice above the din, called out to
fudge Dunne:
"Your honor, this cheering is a very unseemly
"If we had a sheriff worthy of the name
Jt would have been stopped instantly."
Sheriff Thomas O'Neill was standing inBide
the rail. He turned to the court and
protested. "Nobody could have stopped
that, your honor." i
Special Agent "Burns of the prosecution
led a number of bailiffs and said:
"Clear the courtroom, clear the courtroom."
Burnand, "Ouida" and Others on the
Special OableKrsm to Th?r Star.
LONIX>N, July 8.?The recipients of civil
list pensions for the year Include Sir Francis
Burnanil. former editor of Punch, who
receives $l,U0l> a year; "Ouida." Miss de la
Ramie, the novelist, $750; John Davidson,
poet ar.d playwright, $500; Sara Hutchinson
and Knnie Burns, grrandnieces of the
poet. $500 jointly, and Bet ham Edwards,
Japanese Official to Visit the United
TOKIO July R?It Is reported that Director
Ish!l of the commercial bureau of the
forelK" office has been ordered to proceed
to America and Canada, evidently in connection
with the Japanese labor question.
The time of his departure has not yet been
First of the Host to Reach Philadelphia
Arrived Today.
PHIL?ADEIyf'lllA, July 8?The first of
the host of Elks who will be here for the
annual convention-and reunion which begins
in this city next week arrived today.
Col Jihn P. Sullivan of New Orleans,
grand snnlre, who will be grand marshal
of the groat parade to be held July 18, was
the first el the officers to reach the pity.
His headquarter* are at the Bellevue Stratford
Hotel, and he will be busy all week
mapping out the details of the parade. He
will ass en the participating lodges to their
positions in line and will also appoint two
core of aids.
The offi' ;al program for Elks' week was
announced today. The formal opening of
the Grand Loc.ge will take place next Monday
night, and sessions will be held daily
throughout the week. Wednesday mornI
> IT 1 -ill n ..ur-j.l.. i.f
massed t.ands. In which every muslial organization
attending the reunion Is exj
i < tt-d t*> participate. The rt-til contests
will tak* J'lkre that night, and on the following
i.ay the big parade, the principal
feat lite of the annual gathering, will be
held. *
The entertainment of the Elks will be on
| a Belli never bef re attempted In this city.
Th? It) of Philadelphia has appropriated
to defray the expenses of the official
well who of the citizens of the city,
while the local lodge of Klks has raised
more than for entertaining the
host of visitors . xpected. Beginning with
next Sun ! iv and continuing through the
week until Saturday there Is not a break
In the s<> lal program. Something has been
arranged for every hour of the day and
T m rk of dressing the city began several
weeks ago'and is In full swing. The
?fci>iM:iv? arm electrical display will surpass
*ny other ever shown here, and Is
rxi - ' ' <1 to he one of ttu" ip-eatest ever 9een
In ; .niry The center of the electrical
iy will t>e at city hall, which will
tx' ni-d with liKhts from the sidewalk
to Mil t "X' of the great tower. Stretching
for Hi bit i ks north and south will he a
Yratn ' ' int court of honor which will be
lUuniii: it< il at night with S?.<m? lights. All
the K''* "t department stores and other business
hi'ti- < in the downtown section will
liave electrical (list.lays on a larjre scale,
ami thr uahout the residential part of the
city thcri will !? a general display of flag*
*n>l the purple and white uf the Elks.
Joe ChamberlaJr's EirthdsT-.
BIRMINGHAM. England, July 8.?Joseph
C ha ni!>er!.iin today celebrated his seventyJlrst
birthday with his family at Highbury,
his estate near Birmingham A constant
gtre.'tm of t legraphlc and pontal coiifcrattili^lon.s
pound In from all parts of the
, -country. The health of the veteran statesman
is slow y Improving He has been well
enough lately to receive tunic of his political
Ambassador Says Sakamoto
Wouldn't Be So Foolish.
Japanese Admiral Represented as
Scoffing at Sailors' Patriotism.
Naval Officers in Japan Not Permitted
to Hake Such Comments as Are
Attributed to Him.
The Hochl of Tokio this jpornlng printe*
an Interview with Admiral Sakamoto, In
which the admiral was quoted as follows:
"Should hostilities break out between
Japan and America, the result would be
indecisive, owing to a want of proper bases
of operations. Such bases as exist are too
distant for practical purposes. Even the
nearest bases, namely, the Pescadores, Cavite
and Manila, are <Xn> miles from one another.
Even If the Washington government
should decide on a war. It is doubtful
whether the Americans serving In the navy
are sufficiently patriotic to fight.
"American naval officers are brilliant fig
ures at balls and social gatherings, but
they are very deficient In professional
training and practice. It Is too much to
expect a burning patriotism in the American
naval service In case of war with Japan.
It is likely that most of the crewe
would desert and leave the ships."
Brownson Discredits Interview.
When the attention of Admiral Brownson,
chief of the bureau of navigation. Navy
Department, was called to the above Interview
today, he said he was satisfied that
Admiral Sakamoto must have been misquoted.
Said Admiral Brownson: "Although
spurred on by a spirit of unrest or
homesickness, sailors have sometimes left
the American navy, they have always done
it in times of peace. There is no recocd of
one of our bluejackets deserting In time
of war."
"Too Foolish," Says Aoki.
When the Japanese ambassador's attention
was called to the Interview he laughed.
"I haven't the least Idea that Admiral
Sakamoto said anything of that kind. It is
too foolish.
The Hochl, which prints that alleged Interview,
has no standing that would lead
one to give credence to such a statement.
The admiral is a young man who has done
fine service and has spent much time In
Europe. You can be sure, he said, nothing
of the kind Is attributed to him. In Japan,
its here, officers of the navy are not permitted
to comment upon matters In relation
to other nations, and If they were so
privileged Admiral Sakamoto would have
said no such foolish thing as that.
The ambassador said in reply to a question
that the matter of this country excluding
Japanese Immigrants could not
bring the two nations to war because that
is a privilege that the Japanese and many
other governments exercise at their pleasure.
Smiles at the Idea of War.
The ambassador simply smiled at the published
reDort from various sources declar
ing that war between the United States and
Japan Is inevitable. He shook his head
and said there was no change In the situation
between the two countries, and there
was no possibility of Japan considering
war because of anything that has taken
"All there is to give vitality to the discussion,"
he said, "is in California, ai d,
reduced to a narrower limit, Is in San
Francisco. The newspapers of that city
quite a while ago printed some extravagant
things In relation to the Japanese,
and In the course of time those publications,
reaching Japan, were replied to in a
like extravagant spirit. There is in Japan
a free press. Just as there is in this country.
The government cannot control uress
utterances there, and newspapers puolish
what they please. Now, that is all there
is to it."
nicks Memorial Monument TJnveiled
at Oshkosh, Wis., Today.
OSHKOSH, Wis., July 8.?The Hicks memorial
monument, dedicated to perpetuating
of the memory of .Wisconsin's soldiers
in the civil war, the gift to the city of Oshkosh
of Col. John Hicks. American minister
to Chile, was unveiled tiday. The unveiling
took place in Opera House Square, at the
south end of which the monument stands.
The addresses were delivered in the Grand
Opera House.
The honor of loosening the fastenings of
in*- iai 1'auiiu urupiiigs exposing 10 view me
three lierole bronie figures which surmount
the imposing; granite pedestal fell to Mrs.
John W. Hume, whose husband Is a
brother of the late Mrs. Hicks, wife of the
donor. A stirring bugle call, "The Assembly,"
gave Mrs. Hume the signal for the
Companies B and F of the 2d Regiment,
Wisconsin National Guard, then came to
"present arms." A band played the "Star
Spangled Manner" and the exercises in the
open air were concluded. The formal presentation
was made within the opera house
in a speech by Mr. J. H. Jenkins, representing
the monument committee and Minister
The gift was accepted on the part of the
city by Mayor Banderob. MaJ. Gen. Arthur
MacArthur, U. S. A., who was himself a
Wisconsin volunteer in the civil war, gave
a short, telling talk.
A song. "Red. White and Blue," by a
chorus of high school misses was a pleasing
feature. The address of the day was
delivered by Bishop Samuel Fallows of Chicago.
The ceremonies ended with singing
of "America."
Indiana Riot the Sequel of a Drunken
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind.. July 8.?Following
a drunken carousal more than fifty Syrians
and Turkp engaged in a riot among
themselves last night in a suburb known
as the Syrian settlement. Their weapons
were knives, clubs and stones. Several of
the rioters were wounded. Two policemen
who undertook to quell the disturbance
were overpowered, and William Warner,
one of tl^o police officers, was beaten and
stabbed seriously. He is now in a hospital.
The entire polite force and a company of
firemen raided the settlement and quelled
the row. Fifteen to twenty of the rioters
were arrested.
Dr. Mcllvaine State Librarian.
RICHMOND, VaT. July 8.-Dr. Henry R.
Mcllvaine of Hampden-Sidney College was
elected state librarian Saturday night and
| today took charge. It Is said he will make
I no changes for the present. Mr. Kennedy,
| whom he succeeds, Is in Washington.
x (0AN
Special Dispatch to The Star.
OYSTER BAY, N. Y., July 8.?The action
of President Roosevelt In adopting Mark
Twain's "purity-suit" Idea and appearing
at church, as he did yesterday. In a Bpotless
suit of white, has furnished the village
with a new sensation, and it was discussed
today generally. The Idea Is sure to have
an extensive vogue here, as nowhere else
are the President's admirers so enthusiastic.
Indeed, several imitators have already appeared.
This morning a middle-aged man showed
un at the nost office in an Immaculate
white flannel suit, very similar to the one
the President wore yesterday. He looked
cool and comfortable and was heard to say
that anything the President of the United
States wore was good enough for him. In
anticipation of a demand for the new wearing
apparel, the village tailor even has put
in a new fashion plate in his window, advertising
flannel and crash suits*
Among the President's many admirers,
however, there are a few who criticise him
Sot wearing his new clothes to church. If
he wanted to Imitate Mark Twain, they
argue, he could have done so without shocking
the fastidious by creating a sensation
in a house of worship. Undoubtedly th#
President did create a sensation. He was
by far the coolest-looking person In the
entire congregation, and he was conspicuous
above all the othere.
It is safe to say that more attention was
paid to him than to the preacher. When
the President. walked out of the church
many of his neighbors pressed around and
shook hands with him. He is very much
sunburned aijjl looks as if he were enjoying
his vacation to the utmost.
As Sunday Is the only time that the villagers
have to see the President, now that
he keeps so closely to Sagamore Hill, there
is always a good attendance at the quaint
little ivy-covered church. A group of the
curious Is always waiting at the church
door from the time he arrives until the
service is finished. The President is alwavs
Hffahlp on thes#? n^pasinna nn/l o>on.
erally stops to have a moment's talk with
a friend. It Is at these times that the secret-service
men are most onto their Jobs.
It would be easy for any crank to get
within a few feet of him, and the detectives
are very n\uch on the alert until he
climbs Into his carriage and drives off.
A Crankless Summer.
This has been a crankless summer so far.
Only one "bug" has appeared on the horizon
and he was utterly harmless. He arrived
the other day with a big pair of field
glasses slung over his shoulders, and Inquired
the way to Sagamore Hill. In less
than a minute a secret-service man had him
in tow.
"Going to get a glimpse of the President?"
Inquired the guard.
"Yes, I want to study him at close range,"
replied the visitor. "I admire him very
much, but I have heard that It Is hard to
get near him. I thought I might be able to
j get up a tree somewhere and look him over
wiiu txitroc kinases.
The secret-service man kept at the crank
until he got a peep Into the case which held
the glasses and was sure that It did not
contain a dangerous weapon; then he gently
but firmly persuaded the visitor to take the
first train back to New York.
It is the hardest kind of a proposition for
a crank, however ingenious, to get to the
President's home. Every suspicious-looking
person who comes to town Is severely
scanned and while he may get as far as
the entrance to Sagamore Hill there isn't
a chance In a thousand that he will get any
Talks About American Relations at ,
The Hague.
Tire HAGT7E, July 8?Vice Admiral
IJuln and the officers of the Japanese cruisers
Chltose and Tsukuba. lying oft Flushing:,
dined with Queen Wllhelralna at Loo Palace
today. The Japanese minister and the
Dutch minister of marine were Included in
the party.
Speaking of the American-Japanese aues
tlon, the Japanese officers eald they did not
believe that a serious misunderstanding
was possible. The Japanese 'wished to
maintain good relations with the Americans.
and. pointing to their swords, the officers
"We are determined not to draw them
for offense, but only for the defense of our
country from attack: In the latter case
you will And us ready for all sacrifices."
Th? recent troubio between the white and
colored, draughtsmen in the office of the t
supervising architect of the Treasury, has ?
been settled by Assistant Secretary Win- i
throp, who has directed the supervising c
architect to reprimand the two men consid- t
ered guilty of bringing on the flglit be- ]
t Tm.aor, M Tl Wnr.rfor.ri or.l n'red nnrt Wll- t
Jiam P. Ryder, white. The verdict of the i
assistant secretary Is that Woodson, al- *
though striking the first blow, was goaded t
for several days by white clerks, among <
them Walter I. Gideon. It was Gideon's 1
goading that caused Woodson to lose his c
temper and strike Ryder, who had taken l
little or no part in the affair, and Woodson l
and Gideon w$ll be reprimanded.
As to Ryder, It is held by the assistant J
secretary that he did nothing more than ,
defend himself after he had been struck. )
Ryder la not, therefore, involved In the 1
punishment. _ '
Mr. Winthrop said today that the fight
had been much exaggerated, and did not
amount to much. If the men reprimanded,
he said, did not see fit to remain in the 1
service they could do as they pleased. He '
thought that the relations between the '
white and colored draughtsmen would be <
betteer In the future. ]
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viaAbuig vpciauuu uu JUiftvc vsu.iv*agvj
CHICAGO, July 8.?John Maloney, the
motorman who averted disaster on a Chicago
and Oak Park elevated train on May
15 by sticking to his post in the midst of
flames, with his clothing ablaze, until a
station was reached, underwent the operation
of skin grafting at St. Ann's Hospital
Twenty of his friends surrendered sec- ]
tions of their skin for the benefit of tiieir ;
suffering comrade, and the operation was
said by the surgeons to be one of the larg
taken to the hospital Maloney was suffering ]
from burns on the breast, face, arms, hands
and abdomen, from which it was doubted if
he could recover. For several weeks ihis j
life was despaired of, but at last the burns
began to heal and the surgeons watched
anxiously for tihe favorable moment when '
new skin might be grafted on the burned t
flesh. Yesterday was Judged to be the 1
right time, and a score of friends of the ,
injured man assembled at the hospital.
About seven square Inches of epidermis '
was taken from each man. ? 1
The operation required two hours. The <
operation was pronounced a success. t
? !
Charles Cameron In Bribery Case 1
jrieaas no ueiense. 11
PITTSBURO. Pa.. July 8.?Charles S. \
Cameron, president of the Pittsburg and t
Tube City Railroad Company, who was
charged with conspiracy in connection with <
an alleged attempt to bribe Councilman 3
W. A. Martin to secure the passage of a J
franchise ordinance granting the Tube City ]
road right of way into Pittsburg, caused a i
surprise in criminal court today by plead- 1
lng no defense when his case was called '
for trial. The plea was accepted by Judge j
Frazier, who said sentence would be lm- c
posed after the final disposition of the J
other cases, to which this one was related. 1
Martin was tried recently and convicted '
on a charge of soliciting a bribe, but an
appeal was taken to the superior court. ]
The suits against Cameron and Martin fol|
lowed the loss on November 20 last of a
I package containing 170,000, which, It was j
alleged, was to be used to secure the pass- .
age of the Tube City railroad ordinance. (
Alleged Assailant Held. I
Special Dtepateh to The Star.
WILSON, N. C.. July 8.?A negro believed
to be Will Nixon, who Is wanted for committing
rape on Mrs. Lot Scott about two t
weeks ago, broke Into the home of Klnohen I
Owens, this county, yesterday and was 1
caught. The military company was called l
out to guard the jail last night. Mrs. Scott c
has not yet Identified her assailant. If the I
prisoner is the one wanted for the graver ?
1 charge also violence is expected. I
ST. PETERSBURG, July 8.?A dispatch
:o the Official News Agency from Toklo
;ays that Baron Goto. tl?e Japanese 1m)ertal
commissary In China, and president
>f the South Manchurian railway, ascribes
he unfavorable attitude of the foreign
press toward Japanese procedure in Man hurla
mostly to prejudice, but he recogllzes
that the rough-shod methods of the
[apanese soldiers also are responsible for
he criticism. The baron promises that the
;lvillan management of the railway will alay
the feeling of dissatisfaction, and re;ently
he sent a circular to the railway oficials
urging them to strive to conciliate
The Novoe Vremya today, commenting
jpon the experience of Russian shippers,
;onflrms the reports that the Japanese deny
:tie full use of the railways and customs
for foreign goods, adding: "The Japanese,
ay fair or foul means, are pushing their
>wn merchandise, even winking at contraband."
Comment of the Press.
The Novoe Vremya expresses delight at
he present state of the relations between
lapan and the United States, says it hopes
for the worst, states that the controversy
)ver minor happenings in California Is "a
mere blind;" asserts that Japan Is amotions
to control the trade of the Pacllic
jy the quasi open door, and adds that she
s representing herself aa being the injured
Continuing, the Novoe Vremya remarks;
"Japan cleverly negotiated agreements
ind alliances with European powers;
warded oft the possibility of a coalition
igainst her, and narrowed her opponents
iown to a single enemy, this time America,
who,* like Russia, is at a disadvantage,
acking an army and navy on two oceans,
rhe American tenure of the Philippines is
,-irtually on sufferance, at the will of Japan,
jut it will give America tirhe to prepare for
:heir defense."
The Novoe Vrertlya also indicates that
Russia will be forced to observe a neutral
Legislature Reconvenes Tomorrow.
Bankhead Likely to Be Elected.
Special Dispatch to The Star.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 8.?The legisature
of Alabama, which will reconvene
omorrow, must elect a successor to the
ate Senator John T. Morgan within three
lays after it assembles, and it is now
generally believed that Col. John H. Banklead,
former representative from the sixth
llstrict, who was appointed by Gov. Comer
:o serve as senator until the legislature
net, win De elected practically without
jppositlon. It Is true that Col. Banklea
d has two opponents and may have
Gov. Comer, the head of a powerful poltlcal
machine. Is also antagonistic to the
dea of his election, although the governor
'elt honor bound under his primary pledge
:o appoint him.
When the democratic state executive
:ommittee adopted the primary plan last
rear, that plan provided for the nomination
>f two alternate United States senators,
hereby anticipating the death of Senators
Morgan and Pettus, said alternate nomllees
to be appointed by the governor to
ill anv vacancies that miE-ht artsA he
ween sessions of the legislature. There
were six candidates for these places. Col.
Bankhead came in first with a total vote
)f 43,862, while former Gov. Joseph F.
tohnston was second, with 86,107. Banklead
was thus nominated for the first va:ancy
and Johnston for the second.
Reported Wreck on the C., B. and Q.
ST. LOUIS, July &?A train wreck Is re>orted
on the Chicago, Burlington and
Julncy railroad near Herrln, 111., In which
hree persons were killed. No particulars
iave been receivedAmends
Mrs. Gould's Plea.
NEW YORK, July &?Justice MeCall, In
lie supreme court today, denied the apillcatlon
of Delancy Nlcoll, counsel for
loward Gould, whose wife is suing him for
i ?eparation, to strike from Mrs. Gould's
omplalnt afralnst her husband certain aleg-ea
scandalous matters. A motion to
ixpunffd certain irrelevant matter was
Declines to Say When Ships Will
Leave for the Pacific.
No Likelihood of Immediate Orders
Being Issued.
Retirement of Two Rear Admirals Today
and Promotion of Captains
Leutze and Sabree.
For the second time in recent years the
head of the naval bureau of navigation,
probably the most important of the great
naval bureaus, will after today, and for
an indefinite period of time, be filled by a
retired officer. Rear Admiral Willard H.
Brownson, who has filled the office of chief
of the bureau of navigation since April
last, was today placed on the retired list
on account of age, but, like his predecessor,
Rear Admiral Converse, by special
direction of the President he will continue
hi me neau 01 me uureau, despite Ills retirement.
Brilliant Naval Record.
Admiral Brownson has had a brilliant
naval record. He was born In New York,
and was appointed to the navy from that
state November IS), ltwil, being one of the
youngest officers in various grades through
which he passed to reach that of rear admiral.
May 0, In the old days of
the wooden navy, and afterward when
the first Iron ship?half call and half
steam?made up the bulk of the United
States navy, Admiral Brownson had many
thrilling experiences in various parts of
the navigable globe. He had the record
of having commanded what will go down
In history as the last "cutting-out expedition"
when. In Central America, he made
his way in small boats ud one of the tor
tuous jungle streams and captured a filibustering
expedition. Perhaps he is best
known to fame through his display of energy
and courage when Rear Admiral Benham
broke the blockade of Rio harbor,
and thereby crushed thd famous naval rebellion
in the early nineties. Admiral
Brownson then being in command of the
U. 8. S. Detroit.
Admiral Brownson's last sea service was
in command of the splendid armored cruiser
squadron, which made a record run from
New York to Manila by way of the Suez
canal, and replaced Rear Admiral Evans'
battleship squadron In Asiatic waters two
years ago.
Admiral Brownson Reticent.
Rear Admiral Brownson has Just re
lurnea 10 vvasningioo arter a visit or several
days to New York and vicinity. During
his absence Admiral Brownson paid
several visits to President Roosevelt at
Oyster Bay, and It is understood the two
discussed details of the plan to send the
battleships of the Atlantic fleet around
Cape Horn to the Pacific coast.
Admiral Brownson declines to say anything
about the conferences, or to give any
opinion as to when the ships will start on
their momentous cruise. Information Obtained,
however, from a reliable quarter >9
to the effect that there is no likelihood of
immediate orders being issued to Admiral
Evans to send his ships to the Pacific.
That is a matter for the future the officials
say. The pres?nt program of the
rcavy ueparimeni is 10 nave ine snips oi
the Atlantic fleet engage In their usual
drills, maneuvers and target practice during
the balance of the summer.
Two Bear Admirals Betired.
The retirement of Rear Admiral George
C. Reiter, chairman of the lighthouse board,
Saturday and the retirement of Rear Admiral
Brownson today promotes Capt. Eugene
H. C. Leutze, commandant of the
Washington navy yard, and Capt. Uriel Sebree,
secretary of the lighthouse board,
to the grade of rear admiral in the order
named. Notwithstanding their promotion,
Admirals Leutze and Sebree will continue
on their present stations and duties a few
months longer. Admiral I^eutze was born
In Prussia, but was appointed to the navy
from the District of Columbia. He reached
the grade of captain in September, lyoi,
and has bad command of the Washington
navy yard and the naval gun factory since
October, 1005.
Aumirai oe-urw i? iiuiii .uistutiri arm entered
tjie navy In July, 186a. He reached
the grade of captain in October, XJW1, and
has been secretary of the lighthouse board
since November, 1804. He will shortly be
assigned to the command of a squadron of
either the Atlantic or Pacific fleet.
License 'of Steamer City of Traverse
May Be Canceled.
By the revocation of the passenger certificate
of the steamboat City of Traverse
the government today dealt a heavy blow
to the alleged gambling syndicate of the
city of Chicago.
The City of Traverse leaves Chicago each
day and anchors in Lake Michigan near
the lines of intersection of the. states of
Tllinnic TnHiand a n rl Ulrhimin .1 I. i
said conducts there gambling operations.
Information concerning the results at the
various race tracks of the country Is received
by wireless telegraphy and the
steamboat, it is further alleged, is operated
as a floating poolroom.
The authorities of Chicago have endeavored
to suppress the evil, but their efforts
have been futile. Finally Mayor Busse appealed
to the government authorities, urging
them to take steps which would put
an end to tHe operations of the steamer.
Acting Secretary Murray of the Department
of Commerce and Labor today instructed
Collector of Customs John C.
Ames at Chicago that.if the facts were as
are reported he should cancel the vessel's
license at once. This involves the
cancellation of the" steamer'6 passenger certificate
as well.
This action is taken under the authority
of the Revised Statutes of the United
States, which specifically provide that a
license granted to any vessel shall not be
considered in force any longer than the
vessel Is engaged In the employment for
which she was specifically licensed.
The only business for which a vessel can
be licensed to engage In the domestic commerce
of the United States under the federal
law is for the coasting trade or the
fisheries, and the department holds that
anchoring a licensed vessel off shore and
maintaining her solely as a gambling house
is neither of. them.
Swift Chinese Justice.
HANKOW, China, July 8.?The governor
of the province of Nganhwei was murdered
yesterday by a student. Accompanied by
the director of police, the governor was
about to enter a school at Ngranking, capital
of the province of Nganhwei, when several
shots were fired at the governor, three
rector of police seized the assassin and de- I
capitated him on the spot. No further dis- I
turbances, however, occurred. I
Fair tonight. Tomorrow part-*
ly cloudy, continued warm.
Will Offer No Further Evidence
to Judge Landis.
nTATrnriUT n\/ ito i Ainv/rmr>r\
Case Outside the Jurisdicticn of the
Witnesses Will, However, Remain In
Case the Court Wants to
Question Them.
CHICAGO, July 8.?Th? attorneys for the
Standard Oil Company today declined to
submit any further evidence In the investigation
held on Saturday by Judge Landla
In the United Statee district court. Judge
Landls than announced that sentence will
be passed on the Standard Oil Company ot
Indiana, which was convicted of using Illegal
railroad rates, on August <1.
Although they have been afforded the
oportunlty by Judge Landls of presenting
evidence before the federal court that the
Standard Oil Company of New Jersey has
never broken any of the Interstate commerce
laws, officers of the corporation now
In Chicago and the attorneys for the company
were undecided until this morning
whether they would take advantage of the
chance today.
Judge Lanrils notified them at the close
of court Saturday that he would listen to
anything they had to present which they
thought might show that they were Innocent
in other cases. It is believed that It
was his Intention to take Into consideration
Whether the defendants would try to
make a showing or not was to be decided
at a conference to be held this morning Immediately
before the convening of court In
the offices of the company. It la understood
that the Instructions given by Mr.
Rockefeller himself in a conference at Attorney
Miller's office after the close of court
Saturday were to present the cast as permitted
by the court.
Conference of Counsel.
The question was under discussion yesterday
between the attorneys and officers
of the company, but a final decision was
postponed until today.
The Standard Oil Company Is ready to
appear in court and furnish Judge l.andis
wiin any iniormauon mat ne may aesire.
With the exception of John D. Rockefeller
and his brother Wl llnm ail of the witnesses
who were subpoened have remained In Chicago
to await the pleasure of the court.
"We are ready to give Judge Landis any
Information that he may desire which will
have any bearing on the case," said Attorney
Morit* Rosenthal yesterday. "We hold
ourselves entirely at the discretion of the
District Attorney Sims said yesterday 1
that the question of asking for Indictments
against the Standard Oil Company of New
Jersey based on the admissions of witnesses
In court Saturday to the effect that the
company had received mileage of threefourths
of a cent on car? from the Union
Tank Line Company had not been considered
at the present time. He intimated that
It might be made the basis of further action
against the company when the present
cases are ended.
Mr. Rosenthal and Mr. Miller, attorneys
for the company, both denied that there
was any significance to the testimony on
that point.
Official Statement.
When the attorneys Interested appeared
before Judge Londis at the opening of
court today he said to the attorney for the
"Have you anything to offer In this case
prior to the entering of the final order?"
we nave a rormai statement 10 mane,
f?ald Attorney Rosenthal. Mr. Rosenthal
read It substantially as follows:
"In antwer to the court as to whether the
defendant desires to offer any evidence
tending to show that the defendant, or the
Standard Oil Company of New Jersey,
violated the Interstate commerce law before,
and appearing now for the purpose
of answering this Inquiry, and denying the
Jurisdiction of the court in the premises,
and contending that -this entire Inquiry
1b beyond the legal power of the
court, the defendant still Insisting that the
record In this case shows that It Is Inno
cent or me onensei" cnargoa in tne indictment,
the defendant desires to say:
"There are In the record no suggestions
that this defendant ever before was
charged with violation of the Interstate
commerce law.
"For the defendant now to assert Its Innocence
*of matters that it Is not charged
with, or attempt to show that It has been
innocent of wrongdoing In connection with
matters outside of the record of this case,
would present a situation unheard of in
Anglo-Saxon Jurisprudence."
Judgment Day Set.
The statement claimed at some length
thai the court has no right to go outside
the record of the case In considering the
penalty to be meted out.
The statement then concludes:
"If the occasion shall ever arise In an appropriate
proceeding where this defendant
can without any waiver of Its legal rights
subject itself to the question of its havingi
heretofore violated the Interstate commerce
law It will certainly appear that since the
passage of the law there has been no violation
of its provisions by either the Standard
Oil Company of New Jersey or the
Standard OH Company of Indiana."
Through the reading of the statement
Judge I>andls listened with much Interest,
and when It was concluded said abruptly:
"The final order In this case will be entered
Saturday, August 3. Call the next
J. D. Archbold, vice president of the
Standard Oil Company of New Jersey; H.
E. Felton, president of the Union Tank
line; C. M. Pratt, secretary of the Stanihard
Oil Company, and F. Q. Barslow, the
assistant treasurer, were in court during
the proceedings.
Salvation Army Wants Rockefeller's
Mileage Money.
CHICAGO, July 8.?The Standard Oil
Company, which Is facing a fine in the
United States court of a possible $29,?,>0,000,
was asked by Chicago Salvation Army
lassies to give them the odd $1,200 in
mileage and fees earned by John D. Rockefeller
and others, so that 4oo babies of tlie
tenement districts may get the fresh country
air for a week.
The company's magnates forgnt all about
this small matter of $1,200 and left lt^n tha
hands of the government. John It. Miller,
their attorney, told District Attorney Sims
that he thought his witnesses did not care
about the $150 a day they earned, and the
$100 apiece In mileage, and would not even
claim it.
Rockefeller returned to Cleveland Saturday
night and le'.'t h:.s JlOO In the hand*
of Marshal Hoy, enough money to send

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