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ST LOUIS O 17 "OTTO T 10. part ii. nn I TO-DAY'S REPUBLI' J JJ $ Ii Printed la 8 PAGES. J I SEVEN PARTS v XIXETY-SIXTJI TEAK. srxDAV morxtxo. .may -2a. looi 1'IUCE FIVE CENTS. y THE AMERICAN PORTO RICO Money in Sugar Two Thousand Plantations mid Their Product Coftee Lands at -?1U Per Aoie Something About Oi.iuges and Pineapple-. Havana To b.ici'o Rai-ed bv Porto I!ican- A Stock-RaKing i-Iand Some ining .nout tin I'entiie at I'liiied Siates t":ii7'ii. FrriM V-erAnincs of The s'ur.e.ir Jpubl:c. Washington. Ma) IT -It was in his hnme on P -tree! near Dupont Circle, that I chatty last night wnh Fedcrico Degetau. resident 'ommissioner from Porto HIeo. on the present j-onchtioi.s in cur West Indian isl-ind Mr. Degetau ii tho first Port" Rican who has ever held a -at In tie I mini Flat Congress 1I has the title o Resident nmmis- slnne- and the powers of a Territory lelgare. representing more jee- pie thin anv delegate of the past He stand for ntwmt one million of our West Indian cousins and al-o for some of the biggest eiuostions iienv lfor. the American people I think Mr. Degctnu Is well find for r's posltlen. He come-, of on .f the old Franlsh families resident In Porto Rico. nd he is a tjpo of the lec-t feeople of that island Tall. straight nnd well formed ! la n high Intellectual fornhend. a fair r s complexion, h-nuti'!l broun ejes and a luxuriant. silk -brown benrd sprinkled "with grn He I the handsomest m-.n It Corgress end one of tho mot cultured and best educated. Born nt Ponre. he wig pent to Spain to school and graduated there b a bachelor of arts at tho College of Barcelona and in the law at the Unlvey siij' of Madrid. IT-j has been one of the proresnors of moral and i-o.ltlcal science Sn the Madrid Academy of Anthropolog-1-al Science and as a nove'ist he Is noted in all tho Spanish-speaking countries Mr. Uegetau has made a reputation a a, statesnnn long before our wnr -with Spain Pome jears ago Porto Ilico demanded. sir go eminent, and a representation In the Spanish Comrress at Madrid Mr. IeBetau thi one of the ccmmli .ionen nt to Spain for this purpose, and. later on. ho represten-d the island in the Spanish Cortez After the war u oer he Joined with the American's in reorganization of affair there, and he is now at the front. puhins cer'hins that nil! benefit Porto Itlco. PORTO KICO IX l'-M I aiked Mr. DjjetTU iome question t to tlie business situation in our Wot In die He replied: Tho conditions vary in different branches of InddMr. In some our people nre letter off than ever, end In others they are worse off th-n thej were be fore the war." "How about your su;ar plantations?" I aVed. "They are dointr xer we.I. Porto Rico has some of the best suptr soil of the world. "We can Krow more tt the acre tban any other cane-jrrowinp count ex cepilnc Java ard the Sandnich Islands. We can prow more cheanly than they can. and as a result the business is profit able" 'Where are your best sucar lands'" On the coastal plains, which border the inland and on the rich river bottoms The most of the island is hish and mountain ous, and the sugar lands must be limited As It Is, we have now about C.W) acres In cultivation, and wo produce morn than ZU.000,000 pounds of sucar per jear In other words, we raise enough suc.ir to Kite every num. woman and child in the Union three pounds every ear. In ad dition to these sug-ir lands, there are tamo devoted to pnstuniffe, which might be ued for sugar. Altogether, we harn about 2.000 plantations "What are eucar lands worth Mr Ie i:etau?" "They ara ery valuable." replied the Porto Rlcan Commliloner. "and the best are seldom offered for sale Wo have plantations that are worth $300 per acre and upward." COFFEE LAND3 CHKAP "How about the coffee lndustr) "" "I am sorry to say that the coffee plant ers are not dolnc well. ' replioi Mr. De getau. "This Is a seriojs thins for us, for coffee has nlwajs been our ihief in dustry. Before the war our principal mar lets were Spain and Cuba In those coun tries our coffee was considered the best, ss it Is In France and other parts of Ku rope to-day. Spain took the bulk of the crop at hlfrh prices and Cuba toucht large ly. After the war Spain put such a tariff on Porto Rlcan coffee that we lost that market, and the Cuban tariff kept us out of that country. At the same time a cor responding increase did not come from tho United States. The most of vour coffee comes from Brazil, and the Brazilian cof fee does not compare in quality with that of Porto Rico. It is o chean cofft-e while oars is comparatively dear I feel sure that the Americans will Gradually learn the excellence of our Porto Rlcan product and that It will have the position that the best of the Java coffee has now "I think It will eventually brlap; the blKhest prices of any coffee m the Ameri can markots. "When that time comes our coffee ares, will bo Increased, and we will 1 one of the richest States of the Ameri can Union." "How much coffee does. Porto Rico produce-' I asked "We annually raie about W.onO.vO pounds. We have lflo') acres under culti vation, and there are large areas which mUht be planted. The coffee lands are bark from the sea. on the slopes of the mountains. They are to be found In near ly hII ports of the ls'and. although some districts produce fleer coffee than others As for me. I drink only Porto Rietn cof fee, except where the social demands are uch that I have to do otherwise Our coffee has a flavor which is beond com pare." CKDAP LAKD3 IN PORTO RICO. "What are coffee lands worth"' "That depends on the location and the ni" replied Mr. Degetau. "If the lands re acce-sible to the ports and in good coffee districts, they will bring nn.cn more than where it is hard to get the coffee out. The coffee business has been so bad that leu can buy some lands for J12 an acre. nd very good lands for little more than hat. I think a good speculation could be made in such lands and In other lands on the Island. Indeed, I bought a piece myself the other day for one-tenth what ltsValue wa-s Just before the war This is not striotly farming land, however It was a tract of twenty-four acres adjoining the town of Aibonito. It Is high up on the mountains not far from Ponce, in one of the mo3t healthful regions of the world. It cost me. not counting the buildings, out tU per acre" id conreriutlon next turned to the 1A ) Frank G. 1 ts2$P) fSSSSSl-vj miS. Ssssm'jgmmmt. 7 p f'.sT.-cv':.sssm.t -ait. t. ... !&&?rBE 3ssE!n I 1?4&S zpsjmBEmmi'S.x ntnnrRi.Ti rr:rTi I .evident Commlssior.tr from Porto Ri ' t' fiuir fnlt.1r ad Mr Pegetatl vertir-d the propbecv tint Porio Rico would some dav be the chief orange grove and pine apple plantation of the I tuted itntes He ns the frtut lands nre being taken up. and that m.nj Amiricacs havo gone there to raise or.mses He citel one instance of a man who was offered a Job at JJ.0M a jear in the I'n't.-d States The mtn Ind recentlj livid in Ilorida and had Just be gun to ni5e oranges in Porto Rico He replied that while be had nothing now he would not givo up his prospects, of making a fortuno out of the fruit raising in Porto Rico for ). 4 a venr. much le&s Jl'") The climate is such that there Is no frost. Oranges grow luxuriintlv and produce excellent fruits So far but fen f the trees have been budded and the bringing in of the best of our Florida and Califor nia varieties will mine th" Porto Rieo crango one of the !st. At pre- nt the transportation facilities are not as good n.s to some of tho other West Indian Islands, but fruit lands are cheap and such plantations are steadllv growing 1 have never seen better pineapples than those which are grown ii Porto Rico They are about twice as Iirge as the varieties we have in our rmrket. and their flavor is unsurpassed. HAVANA. TOBACCO IN PORTO RICO "What other Industries have jou"" I asked ' We have some excellent tobacco plan tations. ' replied the IMrto Rlcan Com missioner "We din grow as good to bacco as Cuba and a great deal of our tobicco goes to Culia and Is exported thence as the best Havana. Not long ago some of the Cuban farmers objected to the miportatlor of Porto Rican tobacco on the ground that the Havana exporters were using it. and that its quality was such tu.it it would injure the Havana brands Inasmuch as the exporters had moet to lose by such an !njur, the com plaint should lavo como from them The tobacco is grown well up in the moun tains Thero are large plantations near Cavey and elsewhere There are cigar factories in both city and country, and in San Juan there is a cigarette factory whirli makes about 1'OjO cigarettes a daj ' "What aie the prices of tobacco lands"" 'Tney vary according to situation and qualit) Very good lands can be bought from JM to J100 rr acre' "rVil me about jour Porto Rlcan cattle " Said Mr Dngftnu "Porto Rico has great possibilities as a stock-rslslng coun try. We havo something like itrtr) cattle, and we raise as fine stock as is grown anv where Our cattle are noted for their beautiful hides Indeed, one of the South American Republics which charges a tariff on other "dock admits Porto Rlcan stock free on this account. The animals are usuailv finelv foimed Ihev are said to be the descendant of Andaluslsn and African cattl" which were brought to the island centuries ago " "Have jou much good pasturage'" "Plenty of it. The grass is green ill the jeor round It grows luvuriantlv. and the expenses of keeping stock nre low " "What other kinds of bloik havi jou?" I a-ked '"We have horses, hogs eoiis, mules, sheep and donkevs. 'We have altogether WfrtMM) or J5.0tXO worth of 'stock, and. a a whole more thin !. acres in pasture I think there !s monej" to be trade In stock-rilsini, " "How about jour markets'"' "We have all the West Injies nl all tho countries of South and Central Amir lea along the Caribbean tfe-t. Uve ttok and dried beef are in demand in that part of the world, and we can sell nil we can raise " NO PIi-K TOR POOP. MKN. "Would jou advise joung Amncans to go to Porto Rico so make their fort mes?" I asked "Not If thej- are poor." replied Mr. Ueg etau. 'We have rlentj- of zood workmen and many mall capitalists If the joung American has some monej. and at the same time anj special knowledge or abil itj'. he can do well In Porto Rico. The more monej he has the better I.e tan op erate. "There Is a great opening for banking, railroad building and business f various kinds .Department stores would juj in San Juan and Ponce. As to bank.', the in terest rates range from II per cent up ward, although the legal rate Is. I think. 6 per cent. Ians can be made on good securltv. There are also opportunities to buy lands for those who can lommaud readj- cash." I asked Mr. Degetau to tll me scme thlng about the railway possibilities of the island. He replied: "At present we are not well supplied with rallvvajs Some llttlo additions have been made to the lino known as the French concession, running from San Juan, with some breaks, around the west coast. This will some day be completed, and we shill probably have a railroad encircling the island. A movement Is now under way to build a trolley line across Carpenter Chats With the Res- V ident Commissioner on Business Condi J tions in Our West Indian Island. 1 Por'o Rj t iv.u iz ti vo-ne e ent t i lire of the mthti'i nt id connecting Sin Juan and pot '1 hi io.i 1 should e in menelv profitable It would iret lit power from thu stream and could be oir.ited at small cost. There ia no more healthful countrv In tho world than the interior or Porto Rico. and I know of no country to beautiful. Mr. Degetau continued A short distance b.n k from tho coast there ar hills which rise Into mountains. Thoso mountains are green nil the jeir uround It Is never cold and never vtr hot. The tiade winds from the J,orth At lantic wash them d.nlj with ozone, and in t'mo th will be the great winter resort of tlie I nited Stales I understand that a hotel Is to be built at an Juan and an other at some minentl t-prings near Pome. hUh up In the mountains These hotels should be full during the winter, and It ma' be that Porto Rico will htv a sim ilar v inter population to what Florida has now." "How aliout vour towns .re they grow ing?" Not rapldlv " replied Mr Degetau. "The largest ar- i-n Juin and Ponce, neither of which 1m W.PV) people The next clt in .lze i Majaguez. on ih west coast, with a popululon of from lCV.fs"v to 3) iv W e h iv e all together about 1.1") ( people, but thej live largeij on the firms and In comparativelj- small villiges" GI.AD TO BR AMERICANS "How aro vour people satisfied with American rul? Are they glad of the change?" "Thev ar. f-lud to be Amerhans re plied the Commissioner from Porto Rico, "although it is undenlablo thnt the' are dissatisfied that thev nr not jet recog nized as such. In otlur words, we ate glad to b" members of jour grent and glorious common eilth. although not sat isfied with our present political condition. Under the rule of fpaln we had sixteen Rfpresentatin-s and four Senators In the Cortez or Spanish Parliament. Now we have onlv a resident Commissioner who has within the period of two months onli been granted the parllanicnt.irj powers of a Delegnte in Congress "V hat is to b. the f tit ire of Porto Rico?" 'I am sure that Porto Ri.o -.vilL within not manv jests. b a State of tho Amer ican Union and that the Union will be as proud of us as wo are proud of btirg American citizens ' I here asked Mr Degetau whether the Porto Rir.u.3 would Make good American clllens. He repllsd. "Y-s. 'Ihey are nttumllv quiet and law loving. The Island has been alwajs note.) as one without revolutions The people have high Ideas of honor and Justice. Thej ar intelligent, and through the schools which have b-en established since the oc cupation the are rapldlj' becoming .-du-tated " "Havt jou manj colored people in Porto Rico-' "Nothing like so unnj as in most of the West Indies.'" r plied Mr Degetau "We havo lcs., than 0() .pure t.egroc- and about a,)cjw tnulatloes. The balance are whites, so that nlx.ut three-fifths of the whole population Is white" OUR PORTO RICAN VISITORS "Tell me something nbout th. school teachers who are injiuing to the united Stales "iou metn those who nre to be brought by the transports to lril the summer, 1 euppo" said Mr. Degetau. "They are verj" bright joung i:n n and women, and the trip will be valuable to tiiem and our schools We have bright tenchers In some repecls I think thev surpass the American teachers Thej have good Im aginations and learn asl). but so far their obsenatlve faculties and experience in nature studies are not w cultivated as with the American teachers This trip to tbo United States will greitlv benefit the teachers and lve our children a practical knowledge of the t nite Mat.-s As it !-. our schoeds are rapldlj improving We have three times js minj pupils as we had leforo the war There Is a high school In operation nt San Juan and we have 4. number of agricultural schooU in different parts of the island ' FRANK O i ARPKNTER. CorirlthU 1M. br y a Carpenter. FIREBUG MAKES CONFESSION. Dot'Mi't Know Why lit Km nod J.uildings at WjimtIj. V. Marietta. O . Msj' I? Joseph Janes, who whs arrested last evening at Waverlj" for the burning of the liverj' stables and other buildings, and at Parkersbtirg. made a complete signed confession tewla He confessed to tiring xthe si. tilrs if Ward fc Igan at ParkerMurg and gave everj detail He al-c confessed to burn lng the. Strecker stable here Thiitd ij night, Ho said hn did not know win- he did it. but he had been drinking heavily. There wa great excitement after the confession became public, but It Is not thought that any attempt at ljncblng will occur. JAMES TODD WILL j .Manx ill' IMimr Itrotmlu Out b ' Pourlli Di-triri 1'rit'inK ..r roii. LATTER'S MANAGERS ACTIVE.1 A-iiiowh'ifrnl That tlitr Kiplit Will Kf JIane Tliroiih to tlit' ?tsto lJomocratir Convention. That th fght against the rroni ie on "f Seerelar f Mte S-cni I' i I. w gracluatlj becofnns; the fetTi i c amiutgti and is so ciniVi!er. el i t ti n n ! are behind tho Folk mo rntc i nus c -iijili.iMzc d j .-sterday. u ben i w n noimceil that James Todd of SI in ii'le will retire fmm the race for l i.iei mt c m in jr anc enter the lists .iK tin 1 ok 1 jtiticall. the announcement mean that rnc'inaa U Rubej- of l.l Plat i will be remain! for l...'lltemnt Governor, nml '! at the friends of Feilk ara determined to ii- e-erj effort to defeat Mr Cook. The ei italic e or Mr. Todd into the rice for retary of state will lia special slu nil ance in the northwestern p."t of the Male, where he live, and will take away fie-m Mr. I ook. If the plans of the Folk inniLjk.rs are carried out. a number of counties among which Is Buchanan, that l.e expected to secure In the State Corven- Icctu Mr Todd Is one or the lst-known Dem ocrets In the fet.ue HnJ no man stands higher with his neighbor, for personal in-t-gritv and honor than he He was born October J. 1M7. m Dearlcorn Count, lndi ana, of Scotch-lil'h nncc-strj. He e-ame with his parent- to Nodiw.'y Count Mis souri, in 1V.7. ntfd his homo lias been there nice Hn worked on a rarm. occasional!) teaching ehool In winter time, until be va , vears of jg. He tben read ls.w a vear or two., wis admitted to practice, but about that time beramo a part owner r the Nodaway Democrat, published at Marjvllle. Mo. or which he bag leen so'e owner fur flfteen veats. je has been con nected with th paper thirty vear. He w:as the Democratic candid ite for County Treasurer of Ncdaway County in ISri belt the entire Republican ticket vas elected He was a member of the Demontlc m ite Cnmrrlttc- in the e immlgn in which .; emor Iockerv was elected, au.l vas ap IHlntod by Governor Dockerv a member or the State Board of Mediation an 1 Ar bitration, and servol an chairman or that hoard rrom Mav 1. irA, to Octol. r 1. 1MI. v lien he resigned Ruchntian County will havo its primary Juno Vi. the decision to have a frlm.irv bdng brought about by the activities r tie Folk workers In bt Joseph under th ciirection of James W Mltoru According to tbo story which has reached fot. luls a petition asking Editor Todd to enter the raco was circulated in St. Joseph jes terdaj aisl signed liberallj bj Infljcntlal citizens. In the Fourtli -ongre..,.0al Distnct, Bucliannnn and Nodaway counties have aiwajs found it profitable to work to gether, as the two comities control the district. Time nre prominent politicians of St Joveph who Hre verv nudi Inter ested In the candid uy or James Cowglll for State Treasurer, so. together with tho congressional race lietween Mont Ccch ran and F M W llson. It Is expected bj the Folk workers In that part of the coun Irj that both St. Jos.ph and Nodaway wiU be wielded tOKether I'riends of Mr Folk in this citv ta'd vesterday thst R. W. .Mitchell of Nevada aske-d that his name be taken from the Boone Countv ticket, as h- did not bnv time to camiuimn in th u county and that Mr Cook would have no opposition in that c-ountj I i to jesterdaj's prlmnries. he haei I'd Instructed, uncontested d!'utrs out of 573 deleg-ues choo n That the friends of Mr Folk aro de termined to carry tlie right clear tluougli to the convention has b'en evident to those famlliir with their cousultatlors and work during the pist few weeks. Circuit Attorney Folk's acceptance eef the decision of the J.ickMm Countj- Conimittee In per mitting hiin to name the delegation is re garded on everj- liand as leing done to help candidates who are friendly to the issues which he 1ms made during the e4ain- palKii. Behind Mr To..! ate some of the be.t l-Iltii'ians h, Northuesttru Ml-souri James M ttcen Is recognized as ono of the hustlers of that pirt of the State and his victories thus rar hivo made 1dm a re spected power In the Fourth, and adjoin ing districts Whether Jackson County delegates will go to Mitchell or Folk, is not knot u PLAINTIFF WAS ARRESTED. A. Hon ill SihmI WiTc fur Hooksj Jind Tht'V Qnaiicli'il. Allieit Bo-rill riled suit jesterdnv in Jiji tlee Carroll's Court ng-ilnst his wife. Har riett Borrill. or No "! locust sirect. to get isiscssion or seime becoks unci other article, and was arrestnl while the writ of replevin that was Issued was being serv eel. The couple arc separated, and formerly 11 ed in the East. Borrill. accompanied Doputv Constables McAlevj and Flnger lln when thev went to take reov-ion of the goods described In the suit, which were valued a: JJ5. Borrill and hi" wife engnged in a war of words which resulted In Ofhcers Maike and Dundou being called In. and Borrill was taken Into ctistodj' anel locked up at th- Eighth District Police Station. WRECK SCHOOL BUILDING. Dt-ton:ilimi Fioni lle.iy Aitil lery Ti"t Injuu-Si-.eral PupiN. New- York. Mny "3 -leeloiinlions from llic tests of heavj attillcrj at the 5ov crtiment provln-r grounds at S.inilv Hook. besMcs e-anslng minor dnmage Ii is w recked a portion or a public school build ing in Conej Inline! -.even miles elitane-e Tn eer the bo- pupils w re injutnl bj the falling or a part or the i-eiling In one or the rooms, anel the othtr children were thrown into a le-inli". One boj sustaincsl a de-prcs-eil fracture uf the tkuli. which inai" cause Ills death. CANDIDATE FOR SECRETARY OF STATE It sHIIIIIIIIIKit 'f. II ; mmw it i ML 9 IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIbIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIH v&a) JAMES uf Miirjvillc, Mo, editor of CHASED ROBBERS INTO THE RIVER. Detective.' Shot at Two .Mon and 1 1 Is liolicved That Tlioy Wcrc Killed by Mullets or Diowni'd. Clevelsnd. May 25. While being pursued ! .i detective last night, two men. thought to be freight-car robber. Jumpeei into Ue liver, and It Is supposed were drowned or killed. Special IVjtectlve Wilson discovered rour men In th Baltimore and Ohio yards act ing in a suspicious manner. Two of them, pursued by Wilson, ran toward tho river and, without hesitating. Jumped into the swollen streanu Wilson ordered the men to return, and upon their rallure to do so he fired a dozen shots at them In the water. Finallv one of them cried out: "I'm sho'," and disap peared in tlie wat"r The othtr man reached a b-idge abut ment As he clung there the detective fired three shots at hlrn. one or whi h evi dent struck home a-d ho sank into the water A btide-e tend-r who stool netr by rushed down to th spot where tbo sup posed robber was last seen, but no sign of him could be found MAKE POOLS IN MIDOCEAN ON BROOKLYN HANDICAP. lutnitl. Pnssericrrs I se Avlrclcss to lav "Wiiicrrs EiiKineera for World's rlr Arrive. rtrrrni.K- n-.ci w New York. Ma C - The Cunanl liner I.ticanla arrived at her pier In this clt to-day after a vcea(,e serene throughout. Tbo onlj thrilling moments aloard were after tho wireless operator received the entries for the Brooklja Handicap and tho IX) flrt-calia passengers made up a pool on tho race. There was nearly Jl.oOO In the pool ond tlie pissengers waited anxiously for tho report from soma out going Meamer for tho result of tho race. The I.ucanla. however, spoke no ves sel before arriving within wi--cIe-s touch of the Nantucket ftation and s0 did not loarn until jestcrdaj of Tim li kei's Inllisnt feat John T Barrett. 1'iiltcd ,-utrs Minister to Panainn, was among the l.ucnnLVs i.n--engers. and en TueIaj evening he en tertnined lioth the first and so one! ctibin with a Iivture on his triveW and observa tions In the far East There were nlso on Isjnnl severil engi neers from different countries bound for the St. uis World's Fair where thej will engsge their genius in devising some wonderful electrical ellsplav NEGRO ADMITS ATTACKING VARIOUS YOUNG WOMEN. iltinm 'eielaine Vlnkrs ( onfesslon to (be Piellcr of cyt lluvrn, Ullll. Ne . Haven. Conn. Maj ts A further e-onfession was made to-elay by William Mcl.tne. tho negro who. wl en he was ar rested last night, admitted that he was tbe author of an attack on a joung woman In Canal street early lit the week. The police now believe that MnL.ine committed ill the three nssaults which hnve stirred tho residents of tl e fi."!ilombIe section or the cltv in the neighborhood or Whllnej avenue and Prospect street or lite. Under a searching examination to-day, Mcl.ine confessed that ho was tho assail ant of Mies Richards, daugtiter of Pro fessor Chatlcs P. Ricliards of Yale Univer sity. He dented, however, that lie knew anj thing about the assault on Augusta Peterson, the domestic in the cmploj- of Professor l'andel! Henderson. The prisoner said last night, in explana tion of the Canal street assault, that he was drunk at the time nud dll not know wlnt he wtis doing. To-daj- he said he was subject to epileptic flt The jourg womnn nssaultnl on Canal street to-d iv disdos.sl her mine. She Is Mis Marj K. Flanagan, a clerk, and te sldes In Ijke place Mie has refused here tofore to reveal her lilentltv until it was certain her assailant had been apprehend- csl. JURY UNABLE TO AGREE. IimI:-.- St'iiiU Venire I.atk in Oil It'spic .Murtler Tri.il. Rising Sun Irel Mav J W iicn tlie jurj In lh" i-n o of .l.imei inilr pic Mr. Belle Seward. Mjron Barlse r veire. chargesl with the murder or .Mi s Elizalec th Gilles pie. re'rtesl that tlKV erould not agree. Judge Downey ciM that he could nut at till! time accept this as a verdict, and ordered the Jury to trsumc deliberation:. isslsk TODP the Nodaway Iimf t FLEET OF STEAMERS BRINGING VISITORS .Sea Coin-r Yacht l'nlmeiio of Xew York anil Jacket Fioin I'ittMHirt Anne. The first of tho fleet of yachts Utund for St. bnum vlth visitors Tor tho World Fair arrked je-terdaj-. Mio is tho Pal metto, belonging to T. A. Snider of Cincin nati. The bo.it is moure-cl at the foot of Plum street. The sidowlicel steamer Greviiland ar rived during the night from Pittsburg on a spwial excursion, bringing in more thun a hundred visitors to tlie Exp-esltlon. Two other jachts are txieectesl to ar rive to-daj. They aro the Clara, anil the Roamer. Bot.i juchts are bringing New York parties. They enme down the coast to Florida and across tho Uulf to New Orleans to the Mississippi The Palmetto uepxrtcd from New York November Z anel maeie a slow cruise down till coast, arrlvin-rat New Orle-ans May 5 She departed at on- e Teer St Ia.eui At Cairo Mr. und Mrs. Snider left the j'-acht and went to the home or friends in Kcntuckr. The stoanier pneceecied to St. Ixvuis, where tl.ey will Join It. During their stay they will make their home on the steamer The boat is i sc! oouer sea-going lacht with twvntj-tlve-borse-power gasoline en gines, she Is 3 fe-et long, with an lS-foot beam After visiting the Fair .Mr. Snider will return to New lork via. the lakes, going up the IUInou lUver and Drainage Canal to Chicaso. NOTABLE ENGLISHMEN ARE RECEIVED BY PRESIDENT. World's I'nlr Visitors Snrpresed rend Delighted Willi American llospl- lielllt soeeit Hue in "t. I finis. ItEPt IlLIe- sPEe'lVI. Washington. Mnj JS The large delegj tiou or notable Englishmen who arrived jestcrdaj arternoon spent to-day seeing the sight. or Washington. Thi?y were re ceived bv President Roosevelt la a very cordUl manner, much to their delight, ind several were entertalred bv- him at luncheon. Generallv thej' are preatlj' sur priseM ami p.eased at whit thej' have seen or the conntrj. this being the initial visit of most of them One or tlie notable memliers eef the part. Sir John Sherburn, who has twice been Major or the city of Hull, and who Is at present an Alderman, actr.e in the? shipping trade a rartner In one or the great firms or Hull, discussing the Lulled States and Its people, said: "I can't begin to eviressj Inv delight with what I've-seen In the Unites! States and mv gratification at the kinJn--s which has been showeted upon our party. It is a trip thnt educates a man and broadens his ideas mightllj-. It l to bo hopetf that in future increasingly large numbers of Englishmen will come to tho State to ge-t acquainted with jour people and "tudj jour Institutions. "Crossing over on the St. I.ouIs. I was invited by the surgeon of th3 ship to help him Inspect tho immigrants aboard. I was Impressed with their appearance. They weto a body of strong, healthy, clean-looking human Irfings that will. after making homes over here, become producers and not drones " TO PAY CARRIERS MONTHLY. Xew lYdeial Pay Svstein C:oe. Into Kflei-t eluly 1. r.rpfruc s,i'kci vt. Washington. Maj . The new sjstem for tho pajment of Government emplojes authorized by act of the last Congress was promulgates! at the Treasury Depnrt tnent to-dnv, and will go Into effect July 1. Emploves will lie paid mouthlv. the fractional basis to be one-thirtieth of the month! Instalments Under the Comptroller's Interpretation, a person appointed on the thlrtj'-flrst day ot a month will receive no saHrj- for that day's service If the fun jeularj' has been earned bj' his predecesor. A person serv ing the whole of February, a twentj-eight-daj- month, will receive tlie full tnonthlj salarj. This sjstem applU-s to rural carrier and either Genernment emplojes who have be-cn heretofore i.iiil eiuartctlj. TO SELL MAGDALEN ISLANDS. Ajzeiit Is XejioiMtiii"; With Anier iian Syndicate. Halifax. Nova Scotia. M ij JS An agent lias left here for New York le elae the sale elf the Magleleteli Islands b tl.c Gee rrnme nt i-f CjucU to .ill Ame rican s nil.- cate. The-j- are rii li in ore anel m.ingane e ele poslfe anel the! herring iisherie-e .ere v tillable-. It Is said the Ioniinlon tlovern meiit may take se;me action to prevent the sal HERO OF MISSOUR TELLS OF EXPLOIT "I Didn't Do Fo Much," He Sajs, ami (Jive Ilis Companions All the Credit. HE HAS RECEIVED PROMOTION', Whilo Crofttui Stood on Ladder P.i--iii"; Out Injured Men He Jtfioived Serious Burns and Lo-t Coip-cioii nebi I nrn rw sri.e'tAi. New York. Mny r Ore or the heroes' of the lattleship Missouri, who was vrt moted vcsterela. is in Brooklyn on a short leate ut aleserie e. Ho Is George II. Crofton i r ma liint who now becomes acting eTjiit inechmlst His friends sa- that Ise tl e r il hero of the battl.'ship cx r l-sion He savs W hj I didn't do 'o much. There were Elliott, anel Cfex. and Schepke. Thej are the men that deserve the credit. The real hero was Elliott, poor kid. but he's desd j-!-. dead, and he elld with his uncles uiurnrni on. too " W lien the nccielent eeceurred Crofton was suffering ftejm an injured limb, but.never tl cle-. I succeeded in reaving the lives ffiur men. and. as a result, was bnd'v burned Ills storj of the affair is that on the morning or April IS. about U03 o'clock, anel while walking along the berth deck with the aid or a c-utch. In the vicinitj' or the hatch leading to the handling room, from v hlch the ammunition was be-in-- pi.ssed up to the gun which -auscd re trouble, he heard a muffled sourd. About flvo seconels later he heard the explosion, lcokeel down the corapanlon wav and saw blue streaks or flame coming deckward. In his efforts he lest his crutch and started down the hatchwaj- to vecure It. Then, seeing what the trouble was. he threw himself into the hatch near the handling-room and rushed for the fire hf.se WhII.' the rescuing work wa going on and Crofton was standing on the lad dee. passing out tho men. the ladder took fire, and us the fou-tli man was being taken out he was so badly burned in grasping him with both hands that the unfortunate ma v slipped through Crof ton's hold and fell back Into the handhng rcom and was suffocated. At this time Crofton hecamo stunniM for a sceonel or so b bein hit on the leack of the head by a piece of falling board, but managed to s-ae himself from railing backward Into the flames below. W hen he next knew anj thing ho waa in tho sick-room or the ship, where he hd been taken unconscious JOHN W. KAUFFMAN BURIED IN BELLEFONTAINE CEMETERY Members of the Merchants' Exchange ttrnl Fnnernl Fnratlj- Wraps Casket In a Floral lllanket. Tl e funeral of John W Knuffman. who dl.-el at his heme, at Undcll boulevanl and King's highwaj-. last Wednesda took plico vesterdav- arternoon from the resblence Tho Reverend Doctor le. II Dorchester or the I.lndell Avenue M. E Cliurch olllciitd, assisted hy the choir or the church. Mrs. W". K. Stanard sans; the hjnii. "Jesii:i, Iiver of My Soul." as solo. In Ids 'dress Doctor Dorchester spoe or the manv good works and of the ad mirable character of Mr. Kauffmaru both In his business and socHI lire, as welt as his spiritual life, saving that St. Leouls had sustained an irreparable loss. The whole of the first floor of the hand somo Knuffmar resilience was thronged with friends. Around the coffln. which resteel on the dais at the foot of the stalr-w-.ij- in the trout liall were banked manv Moral offerin-js, chief among which was cross 3 feet high and made of autumn foliage, lilies of the valley and sweet Pas. A flora! blanket made by the fam llj or Mr Kauffman covered tlie coffin. Members of the Merchants' Exchange L att-nded the funeral In a body and fat directly in front of the coffln. Just be hlrd the KaufTmnn famllj. Onlv- a short service was held at the family lot in Beilefontaine Cemetery. VARRELMANN MAKES CHANGES Two Promotions, One Appoint ment and Inspectors Reduced. Christopher S. McGinn and Robert Ic Carr. formerly Inspectors of street con struction, wcro jesterdny made assistant superintendents ct street construction. Michael J. Whalen was appointed In spector ot street sweering yesterdaj'. Street Commissioner Varrelmann has made a change In the torce of Inspectors or rtreet excavations. About eighty men have been employed and were paid by th da while on dutj The force has been ieduce.1 to thlrtv inspectors, who will be paid JTJ a month. PROBABLY CASE OF SUICIDE. Autopsy Completed on Body of .McAllister Evans. Paris. Msy CS The autopsj- on the bodr of McAllister Evans, known as Viscount d'OjIey. son or the Amerlcin dentist. Doc tor John Evans, who died Thursday in this cltj- as the result or a bullet wound re ceived under mvsterious circumstances. was held to-daj The. resu't was not announced, but it is understood that tho authorities are satis fied that death resulte.1 rrom suicide. CITY UNDER MARTIAL LAW. Troop" NV'C"aiy to Quell Strik ers.' Hints at P.ret, p'ranec. Brest. France, M-e 15 Se rious disorders are occurring here in connection with the strike- eer ilmk labcercis and bakers. A larte feeres- of troois Is gii-irellng the streets anel tl eitv Is practlcallj- under marti il Liw During the morning Ihe troops chargnl (j striking laborers, causing great extite ment, but no serious Injurits ate rtporUiJ.