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mnm -:u v Number 1470. WASHINGTON, SATODAY, APRIL J 4, 1900. Price One Cent. 1 1 Bcrliu Said to Have Induced the Boers to Declare War. Loudon Putters Frlut StntcmcntH flint Minister Aon Iluclow Visit Milan "With sinister Furpnnc The IVnu- Kiivoj Credited Willi I'os sossiitK Compromising; Documents. LONDON, pril 14 Some of the papers newts make the claim that advices have been received from Rome, declark that the Hoot Peace ISnvovs hae in theli joseslon doetiruciKs which show that German btrongly urged the Transvaal Republic Into waking war on Englaud It is alee declared that Count Von Iluelow, the German Min ister of Foreign ffairs, wont te Milan far he irm. iHiriese ef conferring with the vos R vv given owt as a Wind that he had gout to Hal to visit hie brother, who was ill, bat the real eltfect of his trip was to see the Beers in Milan If the envova possess the aocHinems which it is said thej have, bewaring oh Germany s coinpHcitv in induc ing the Boers; to take up arms against Britain, it can loediij be appreciated that Cottat Von Iluelow would be exceeding eager te see them at the earliest possible HMtmOHt The German Ambassador to Italj confer led with the envovs at Naples It is thought post-tide here that the Boers gae him an inkling of the papers in their pos cion and that when he reported to Ber Iih their expectations from Grraan and wimt they had up their sleeves for ubc if (eruianv did not come te tin? aid of the Transvaal, Count oe Buclew -was seat potst hctc to see them at Milan The Gemma Government eltteinilj, has proteased the utmost iriesdlltiees for Eng land, especial! since General Roberts be gan winning victoiies in South Africa New, if the documents that it i. said the envojs hae ehoMld come out, it would be an eiticmel awkward thing for the Kai ser's Gevernment. A eeeath fiom Route js- "The stones sent from here bj the cerre--jHMt4enlK of certain London new spa pore to the oKoct that Herr Atm Baelew, German Mtaieter of Foreign Affairs, had goae te Mftaa to meet the Boer l'eace Envoj -, are uuerlv MMy-e4tte4 "The lleer peace delegates Meter llMSher. Wehwarens Wcseete have Bene w The Hague A tJeiwh from Pretoria dated April 12. via n.earesee Marquee April 14, 2 p m , says " In reference to the cabled report that the Boer attack on the Britisn at Sannas Pest, or Kwi Spruit, wae led bj Captain 4ehma the American Militar at tache with the Doer Arrav cjewitnesses of the fight can be quoted as aj ing there ib ho tiuth in the slorj Howard C IHHe gas, the correspondent of the 'New ork World and John Knight the cerrespond- lit or a San Francisco paper, denj the as scition emphaticallv They saj that thev were pjesent during the fight and that Captain Reiebmann was there looking on at the engagement birapi as a militarj attache "The lMtnbuigh fnkandei mbulance Corps hab just leturned from the Xatal frontier It has been in barge of Dr. Xeethliug and has done noble work while undei fire The assistance of thib corps is greatl appreciattd partirularb as the Kdinbuigh students are tsiHiiallx useful on account of their ability to speak Dutch as well as Unglish " GENERAL WHITE IN ENGLAND. 1 lie I) leiiiler of l.mb smith rrites lit sfiiiiliiifnixofi. SOI Til MPT0N April 14 General WhHc the commander of the Lad smith Karriww, artied here at " if) octork this afterfi LONDON Mdl H Genet-al White took a special imin foi London Ahen he ar iied heie he was immediate recogni7ed the poojib ad was enthusiasticalb eheoied Gieat crowd sui rounded him ad he jthoai. hamJB with as man people as Heible He lool cd broied and burnt up b the South frian suu GEONJE AT ST. HELENA. 'I lie ltiet I finiiiinndnnt Iteurlieil illmnt Uenioiistrntion. LOXDOX 'Vpril 14 General Pronje lawded at St Helena this morning There was e detnottetratien A liattaliou of the Itnywl Artfllori ocortod the general aHd hk jwrtj to the Kent Cot!ge, ihere ihcj will reHde TO SAIL EOR BEIRA. (ten nil ( :i I rliitoii txies to II'jnl flic It lioili sin ft;u'k. CAPI! TOWX pril 14 General Car rington sails todaj for Reira Portuguese Last Africa It is supposed that he is to lommand tin. Biiiish diision that will go to Rhodesia The Duke of Tetk who has been accus ed of being lesponsible for a recent dis aster to the British in the Orange Tree Mate, has iclurned to Bloemfontem aft er a biief isit here. PARIS EXPOSITION OPEN. I'leslilent Lonliet Conduct the l'tir mnl IniiiiKriiriitinn Ceremoii. PARIS, April 14. The Paris Exposition was forniallj opened todaj. President ioubet reached the grand gate of the ma chine galler of the Exposition precisel at 2 o'clock this afiernoon and declared the Exposition open The inauguration cere monies weie simple but impomg and plc luieque. 'I lie !o- ei iiiiient Heeelpts. The lecclpts of the Govcrnmeat toJaj amounted to $2 36,0C 7, being mad" p fiom customs ?soi.C42 08 inten.a! iee nue. 1 (urt.iSl Tw micellaeo s $11 -KhO 21 The expenditures amounted to $1 Cfl,O0. laving en excess of ?f C 06X 70 The amount of currcacj national baalt notefr outstanding iodnj reached tli mini of $S77,Wtl 214. sold io cs. $S1 1S. Dailag the lat sl das national bank nates amounting to $4 r(7 10 were issued -id $l,14S3r7 were destroyed IKI.-'o 'Ik Itiiltimore nml Ite- Kl.i; turn la I'cnii iMiiiin Itnili otiil. 1ktf. ali sjujifiu, awj Vmidav, pnl 11 and 1&, KQO& t ntutu until Mniidm, jnii 16. Alt tiint iM(ti. tin I onpiTsim! Liiniitl. -inili Miimro No. I fji J. u i s tJ i m ,, JeUets. tn7 U f .it, N. 1 RECEIVED A DEGREE. Viuliasmnilor Clionte Honored IJ KilinliiirKli l'nl erxlt j . EDINBURGH, April 14. Sir Ludoic James Grant, Regius Professor of Public Law in Edinburgh Unherslty, m present ing the degree of LL D. to Mr. Joseph Choate, the American Ambassador to Great Britain, toda, said that ncer had public expectation regarding the appoint ment of a new Minister been more com pletel satisfied than In Mr. Choate's se lection He (Mr. "hoate) had won a rep utation at the Xcw York bar which scarcc lj fell to one lawer in a generation. Prof Grant went on to sa that Edin burgh Uniersit honored Mr. Choate for the noble spirit which animated him in his acts as an Ambassador and for his commanding genius which had been di rected toward the maintenance of cordial relations between the two countries "If," said Prof. Grant, "the bonds uniting the United States and Great Britain were nev er closer than at present, we must assign to Mr. Choate no small share of the cred it." Mr Choate receixed an oation when he stepped forward to reccic the degree The Marquis of Dutferia was present dur ing the ceremonj. RUSSIA AND KOREA AGREE. A secret Comiuet ntil to IIjmc Bet n ( onelmlt 1. YOKOHAMA April 14 -Despatches hae been receicd from Stoul, Korea, which le port that a secret agreement ins been ou cluded between Russia and Korea b which the latter cou-.ix agrees not to transfer the iland of Kcjedo at the mouth of V.i s&mpho li.'hc to an other power A rebellion extendn g oer a large area has broken out a the interior of Koea Kojedo or Cargclo Islaud is of high strategical alue to Russia, commanding as it does the Korean Straits and lxing midwav between Vladivostok and Port At-thu'- The pledge of the Korean Govern ment not to alienate an portion of this island is bound to provoke resentment and opposition in Japan where the course of Russian diplomacv In Korea has been watched with increasing distruct The demand for the non-alienation of Kojedo was made through M Pavloff at Seoul at the ame time as the modifica tion of Russia s demand for a concession of land at Masampho The Korean Gov ernment had been asked to cede to th1 Russian Steamship Companj a new ite for a coaVmg station and other purposes at Mkmson Point, at the vestcrn en trance of and commanding, Masampho Harbor Such a concession was not at once forthcoming and on March 2S M Pav -loff asked instead" for a site within the treatv limits of Masampho Xo objection vvas found to this bv the Korean Govern ment and the modified concession vvas granted Russia's demand for the non-alienation of Kojedo Island s aimed directlv at Jap an being designed to forestall a demand bj thai iower for land to ofiset the Czar s recent acquisition at Masampho and it ill dictates tltat Russia claims the reversion of the island AMERICAN SAILORS IN ROME. 'I heir isit to the I'ope Anriousl Reported. LOXDOX Apnl 14 v de-patch fio'i Rome ys that the Pope recentlj received American silor, who, after his Holiness left the Sistine Chapel sang Dixie ' with gieat vigor. This Catoni&hcd and some what ccandalized the iMojle present despatch from Rome on pril 7 said that the Pope had granted an audience to Catholic bailors fiom the United Statef traimng ship Dixie, vho cheered His Holi ne s igoibuKIv DIED IN HIS CHURCH PEW. I'nij me for Ills Sfm' Itecovcrj. nn Old Mini Flumes Vivn. XKW "iORK pril 14 While attending servhes in the Chuich of the Eplpbanv. Twetitj -econd Street and Second venue, icstcrdav morning, wheie he went to offer up a prajer for the reeoven of his son, Michael Hcalev a labour, liftj-hve jenrs old. of 30 East Twentv -third .Street. vas iuddnlv struken viih heart failtm and died In his pew Hcalev & ton has been ill for some time with pneumonia, and saortlv before noon Hcalej went out to buj him some medi cine having the emptj bottle in his pocket when stricken in the chur.h His familv say thev uppoee he thought, as he passed j the church, of going in to prav for 'he re covery of his con a voung man who was named after hi- faihei and is tv entj etgbt vears old As the services bea;in he leaned forward in. an attitude of praver home minutes later those tttmg near him were horrified to se Hcalev sink m a heap on the floor. Thev rushed to his aid, but he was dead The members of his familv sav he had been affile ted with heait trouble for som time A SOLDIER MISSING. Lieutenant lliiiiiiinn, II Iteeruit t nsj Otliecr. Dis:ttvitrs. LOUISVILLE Kv pril 14 - Lieut I L Donovan of the Regular rniv and who vvas lieutenant colonel of the Sixt -ninth New York during the Spanish war. lias dlsajpcied fiom the local iccruitlug offica of which he has beer in ehaige He left about r veel ago and a friend of Mrs Dot ovan 1 as repoited tl u ae to the police. t the rtcmiling otfke it was stated that Lieutenant Ionova.n was supposed to be opening a new recruiting office in Somsr t, a he was lat reported there Though nothing has been heaid fiom h m. it i thought he will retuii Lieutenant Dono van was ceveulv woi'uded in the Philip pine campaign and being knocked out for active service was assigned to LouisvjUe as recruiting officer PASSION PLAY ENDED IN DEATH Irnireih f'oiineetetl A lilt HelisrioiiM Hlten in Mexico. GLVESTOX. Tex Apnl 14 News has arrived here of an awful tragedv near the City of Mexico in connection with the ir sanitj of a frenzied mob Among the native Indians the Pas-ion; i-iav is aiwavs ceieuraieu on Good Fndav and in this instance the plaj ended m th agonizing death of one of the actors The mob letamc wild v it li icligious a dor and in the riot which ensued several persons were dashed to the groutui md te riouslj injuicd OBSERVING HIS BIRTHDAY. Dr. Pearsons ( elehrntes lit t i nu" vva Half a Million Dollar. CHICGO. pril H. I'm going to cele brate m eightieth birlhdaj bj starting right in to give awav a half million dol lars. That'a mj plan for a celebration, and I'm going io have riOie fun out of jt than a box of monkejs" That is what Dr. D K. Peaisous said when a-hc" low he meant to observe toda the eightieth annivcisarv of M birth He has alieadj di-tiibulid ino' lhan 12,000 000 among a score of struggling Western eollgis .Mid he p'ai s to -ound oat his cghtieth vear b. sending out thl nftcrncon checks for SVJ0.000. Best Finer Hoards. ml Sl.LO per 103 i it. l.ank Lilb-.v 4 Co, THE BRITISH WAR LOSSES Official Report Received by This Gorei'iimcnf. The Total "Number of IJentliK From All Causes In to pril T Given iih lMr,',l UllieeiN nml Men, nf AVltom .171 Were Killed in Act Ion Nenr 1 4,000 FrisoncrM of the Iloers. The War Dcpirtment todaj Issued a statement showing the losses sustained b the British forces in South Africa. The n formatlon was secured from tns Brit sh War Olhce. and includes a detai'cd rcpoit or all losses up to April 7 The fo lo ving is the summaiy: Killed in action, 211 ofllcers and l.liiO enlisted men, died of wounds. 48 olcers and 4Go cnlistel men, died or disease, 47 oflicers at'd 1.4Sj enlisted men; accidental deaths, 3 ofllceis and 24 enlisted men This makes the total number of ceaths froii all causes, 301 oll.ee is and 3 041 enlist d men. The report of the British War Ofhce cKo shows that lt.b officers and 3.7J2 enlisted men are micsing or have been taken pris oncis During the progre-s of the w ir 2SS officers and 4 "31 enlisted men lnvcjeen sent lack to England on account of lls--bilitj contracted In the line of dutj This makes the total losses, exclusive of sick and wounded in hospitals in South frica 7C" ofllcers and 1J.C00 enlisted men The report places the number of officers and men tint are now in hospitals nt over 10 000. making the total lcses that the British have sustained from their fighting strength about 23,000 Appended to the report of the British War Office is a statement from the dju tant Generals Office showing the losts suffered bj the American troops in the war with Spam The total losses to the United States Array from all causes in the war with Spain were 107 ollicers and 2 sna enlisted men In commenting on the difference of fhe losses of the British and me.ncan armies the statement of the War Department savs that the climatic and other conditions wt-rc much worse In Cuba than those ex isting Hi South Africa CHANGES AT THE WHITE HOUSE Froiiiiitions as the Itesulf oT Ml. Por ter's Itesititition. The promotion veterdav of Xs-istant Secreta'-v Cortehou to he Secretarj to the President was followed todiv bv the an nouncement from th- Executive Mansion of two other appointments, as folio s Benjamin V Barnes of Pennsvlvania, to be ssistant Secretan to the Pres'dent Rudolph Fordc- of Virginn. to be Exec utive Clerk to the President. Benjamin T Birnes was born abroad of Amcilcan parentage December ?, lvbS He was educated in the public schools of Xev Jercev and Chicago He is a gradu ate of the Ltw Department of Georgetown Umveritv Tor several vears he wa-5 i n vate secretarv to James S Claikon en tering his emplov when he was First s tist int Postmaster General and continuing with him when Mr Clarkson was Chair man of the Republican Xaiionpl Commit tee and President of the N'atioual Rrpuu lican League and later in private b.M ncs In 1S1S he entered the Exeeuilve Office as a stenographer, and vvas appointed Executive Clerk to the Pietident, Ju'j 1 Jv..S Rudolph Forster was born in Welling ton October 30 17". He was educated in the public schools of this eitv After leav ing snool he took up the stud of expcit aci ountlng In 1S94 he was appointed fr.ni Virginia to a clerical position in the Uri tcd Statee Commission of Fih and Fish eries in March 18'7 he was detailed for dtitv at the Executive Mcns'on. and in Mav of that vear was appointed on the regular lolls He was suhsequeutl designated to act is Chief Clerk of the office Mr Forster is a gradual- of the Co um hian Universitv Uiw Schcol The President received several hundred visitors todaj, including constituents of Congressmen. Representative' Alexander called with J B Marston a prominont citizen of Buftalo, X and friends and presented them to Mr M-Kinlej Several ptrties of school teachers and vouni: la dies from the Richmond omans College and La Salle College were received bv the President m the East Parlor at 12 o'clock. There was a large number of Congressional callers during the morning mi hiding Senato-s Depeu Scott. Elkins Lindsev Thurston and Baker and Repre sentatives Long Cannon Sheldon, Jcut-ins, and Morns THE ASIATIC SQUADRON. Vtltitiral AXatson Frepa rliiR to solid short- I line Mi 11 Hume. Admiral Watson has notified the Xr.vv Department of his decisioi to send the gunboats Bennington and Concoid home with short-time officers and men The Ben nington is now at Xagasaki and the Con cord at Yokohama s most of the fleet is at or near M mlla tnc short time men will be sent north and the crews of the gun boats having some tune to serve vet wul be sent to Mauila The fleet is now shoit handed and it is believed that the return of the shoit-time men will be a serious han dicap The advisabilitv of placing the Monterc and Monadnock out of commis sion and distributing the crews to the best advantaKO among the ships of the fleet is being seriousl considered The department has had under advise ment for some time means of inci easing enlistments, and it is piobable that the ic quiremcnts will be modified for a time un til a sufhe'ent force is enlisted to man the ships now in commission WOULD BE A COMMISSIONER. Dr. . 11. 11 n j. hex n Candidate for the Local OlUee. Anothei candidate for the District Com mlssionership v as brought to the Presi dent's attention todav when a large dele gation, headed bv the Rev. Dr. Radcliffe, called at the White House this afternoon and presented the name of Dr W. I) Hughes The President's attention was directed to the fact that Dr. Hughes by icason of his being a graduate in law, tnc former Mavor of Tro, X. Y, for two terms and an expert 111 sanitar matters would in the opinion of the delegation make an excellent Commissioner Dr. Hughes is a practicing phvsician and resides 111 the northeast section of the citv. Did Not lteturii His I 11 i form. Morton C. Ashton vvas charged before Judge Kimball this morning with falling to return a Xatlonal Guard uniform when demand vvas made for it. Capt William Holges appeared as complainant A fine of $10 vvas imposed A si. our tlruccut for Kretol, Ceil.ir 1'iinls. -fotit. nntv '2.T eltt-. ilwaa iucI; fcr fci.ee At Mi and 2f 1, i RIOT ON THE CROTON DAM. Two Dcjiutj MierlfTN Injured Jij the Striking Laborer. CROTOX LANDING, X. Y.. April 14 Thero vvas an putbreaK of hostilities be tween the Crolon Dam strikors and the depulv sheriffs this; morning in which two deputies vsere seriouslj injured and the sheriff has called for the raiii'ia. The injured were Deputj SI ohrfs Ber wick and Dojlc. The former was struck in the arm and head with ro:ks, while Do!c was wounded in the leg These ofKcers were pirt of a squad in charge or Deputy Sher iff. Roak-e, who were guarding (the main cable on which stone Is carried teethe main dam About 100 strikers madei rush lo cut the cable and after a sklrmlsjh, during which the Kalians fired man shots, but wounded no one the deputies rebuked the eremj Then the strikers started to stone the officers and as soon as tvro of them weie injured thev were forced tojeticat The strikers have now full potses&'on of the cable, but so far hive nuHe no at tempt to cut it This is the niainsprlng to the works or the dam and if damaged would cause great loss Sheriff William V Molloj spent the night In the office ot the contractors overlooklrg th" dam He said he has sent out I call for the Fourth and E'evenin stparate companies of Wist I Chester count militia I 'I reali7c said Sheriff Mollo, that j the situation Is a verv grave one With ill) little force of denudes n would be useless to attemot to disperse the sii'i. ers Thev are armed to the t eth and arc entrenched on tho high bank overlooking the dam Thev all have guns and threaten lo kill ainone who molests thuin ' I have asked foi the militia to help me disperse the rioters and expect to have tho troops at the scene of the trouble by niglitrall I understand that tjie. lawless mob has a lare amount of dvnamlte in their possession and threaten great de struction to properlv The etrikeis are the most lawless j,ntig I ever had to ileal with The leaders sa they propose to fight to the death rather than gire in " The strikers den and an increase In wages of ' cents for a dav of nine hours Tney get $1 J"i a dav Thev ask $Lr0 The situation of the strike is" growing more seiiou everv hour The ISO deputies sworn in estcrdav afternoon cm to be intimidated b the strikers Many of them have heroine frightened and deserted It is expected that the militia will lie on the s-cne before night The Italians during the night succeeded in smuggling two hun dred rifles into Littb Italv - an Italian settlement, situated on a bluff overlooking the works This morning while attempting to start fires under boilers the firemen were order ed awav bv the strikers at the points of a dozen rifles piotrudmg over ihe brow of the hill The firemen did nut desist in their efforts and a volley w..s fired, but without injuring anvonc The Italians are preparing to give the militia a warm reception Thev now have over 10" men well armed and manj of them have served in the Ualipn Arm There is still some hopes tl at the Italian Con Jul. who Is expected toda ffiav succeed in bringing about a peaceful settlement of the difficult ies The night v. as made hideous around the camp of the Crofon Dam strikers bv wom en v ho carried clubs and inarched to the music of drums and trumptts shouting in chorus and stopping now and then to de liver impassioned speeches urging the strikers to stick to their colors aud not io surrendei until their demands are granted The men hold no:-' "dou of llje works and swear ihev v ii tr giv up unt'l their demand for more pa is granted yll the earl mot ring tiaMic brought rc cnforeemeuls to SheriT MoMov who com mands the forces of police brenight togeth r to put down threatened dtenrVr on the uew Croton reservior dam due bundled additional depntv sluriFs Ctine in tbU morning Troiii ". onkert- Mount uion. IVei.skill .and White Pluus and She i Iff Mollov commander-in chief o the official armv now has 2"0 u e n lradr u do hs! Indding agtinst the 711 Mrikei The re-enfon emei ts were hu.ried fioai the st Uion to a place rear Ihe dam v he e Sheriff Mollov and aides krp. vigil a 1 . night rendv to suppress auv ticm of dn- j 1 l... . I ...I!.,.. T ,. I uiutl aiuuiJK uf t u aiiin u siitivci- 11 v influence of the women upon the strikers I3 feaied bv the sheriff and Us aides be a isL it is the women who arc urging thpm to v'olence NO VACATIONS PROVIDED. r in-elnl lreet llallvinv Policemen to slv lltllcf From undress. The special policemen who gua,d the street railwav irossings in the Distrut have been seeking legislation that will give them a carlv vacation v 1th nav At present these policemen, whe do not be long properl to the regular Metropolitan Police Force arc compelled in attend to their duties da in and dav ut. whether in god health 01 otherwise unless thev are willinc to submit to the loss of their pav for absences The salaries of the spe cial police are paid b. the street railwivs of the citv who are as-essed by act of Con gress for this purpos? and no provision na been made for vacation 01 sick leave v.ith pav. Spec ill Policeman R II Hughes has 1 ad a bill prepared to provide the fleshed re lief It is proposed to introduce the bill in the House earlv next week MRS. LORIGAN DISSATISFIED. Wishes Her ( iivi- unin '1 rausfet 1 eil to Justice Hewlett. Kathrvn Louan tcda through her at torney, William B Reile, fib d a petition asking that a writ of manJpmus issue against Justice ot the PeaCi Samuel C. Mills commanding him to certif the pa peis in the cause of J and H. Fitpatrick against lohn Lorigan, trading as John Lorigan & Co The original hearing in the matter was had before iustlec of the Peace Hewlett, who lendered judgment for the nlamtiff for X'18,90. The petitioner in these proceedings, Kathrn Lorigan, the wife of the defend ant. John Lorigan, set up a claim to the propcrtj levied upon to satisfy the judg ment and asked for a trial to prove her propert rights to the goods levied on Walter H Johnson, attorne for the plain tiff, then filed with Justice of the Peace Hewlett an affidavit statlnK that he did not believe that the latter would give his client a fair and impartial hearing, and asked for a change of venue to the next nearest Justice of the Peace. lustice Hewlett refused the petition for change of venue and. the matter was re ferred to Justice Bradley, of the Supreme Court of the Distntt. who" ordered the cause certified to Justice of the Peace Samuel C Mills The netitioner now asks that the cause be remanded to Justice of the Peace til led for final adjudication. I'or a DtMHoliilioa of Pnrluri .hit. Philip Smith todaj filed proceedings in Equit against Rudojh Jonvenal for the purpose of dissolving tho partnership ex isting between the parties. It Is ex plained that the partnership proved falrlv prosperous for a time, but that now the firm is involved in debt. ,oi f I L.C Washington Steamboat Co. Delightful trips dailv at C 10 p in to Old Point rcmfoit. wporl Jcws. Norfolk, aud iiginia licitli Per litdulr, ce pace 7. liA-Ineh anil :t-ineb UeM lUuLorj for vshctlnnsUts -finest made, Lilbey L Co, STRIKERS GAIN COURAGE Reports From Various Seciions of Hie Sonlliorn Sj'stem. The AVnnhliiKtoii VcMlbtile lrnlii Annulleil at CIiattnnooKa Other Train, Sin c the Freight, Frnctl callj nit Time Mr. Gannon ba the Trouble In u Closed lucSilent. CHATTANOOGA, Tenn , April 14. Dur ing last night railroad telegraph wires were cut on the Knoxville, Memphis and Atlanta divisions of the Southern Ratlwa. The Washington vestibule due here at 7 43 o'clock was annulled this morning Other trains arc praclicall on time except freights. W ires arc being repaired as rap Idl as possible The railroad authontl'3 claim that the have secured more than enough operators to take the place of the striken The headquarters hero are kept constant! bus receiving and answering telegrams in regard to the condition of the different divisions of the road and the fol lowing, culled from telegrams received up to 0 10 o'clock toda, show that the situa tion Is still improving for the strikers W. V. Powell, Atlanta, savs. "Ev en tiling apparentl in good shape Xotlfj men to disregard, discouraging rewspaper rcpoits in this morning's press If the men stand firm we have them Rep rtel here this morning engineers and conduc tors. Columbia division, refusing to run on scab orders What can vou do there? O. W Tenne." A. C. Kirb, Tuscaloosa, Ala , sas "Had two scabs on south end last night. Both returned to Birmingham this morning. Freight agent scabbing here Have not heard the sound of an instrument in .six teen hours." J F La, Ashevlllp, X C, sajs. 'Tret t good After them hard" A. Davis, Columbia. S. C . says "Talk about thirteen, 1 have captured thiee scabs and initiated four men toduv. We are In better shape than jesterdav. I have four good men on the road. Swan has six" Similar reports are sent from BIrmir,T ham, Ala Danville, Va , GreensLoro X'. C Knoxville, Morrtetonn, and Middks bfo, K ' The strike of the telegraphers on the Southern Rnllwaj sjstem is practlcall a closed Incident," said General Manager Gannon to a Times reporter this morn ing "Altogether not more than 1"0 men went out when the strike was declared Of these, perhaps 30 returned when tliey found the had been misinformed The remalnlrg 100 are still out. and the will continue out We do not mean to take them hael ' It has surprised us to see the wonderful opportunities we have had to fill the places of sfikers Applications for position have come to us from all over the country We are gelling all of the men we want Xo we are not asking the newcomers whether or not the belong to the union It is immaterial to us whether thev have anv 1 ibor or religious affiliations What we want is good men and we arc getting them t present there are not more than twent five offices In the entire sstem which are not filled with operators The vacant stations are all urimportant ones on spur lines through the panel settl-fl districts The laiger offices arc tomplete Iv flJled We have had no difficultv what ever In keeping trains running. Freight ami passenger service la alike being han dled on schedule time The whole troubb originated with the agitators of the Order of R?ilwa Telegia phers in St. Louis, who were not even em plned by our read Thev stirred up the difficult and then iguoied the routine methods of presenting their complaints Instead if filing their protests with the division Fiipeilnteudnts, as is the accept ed m thod in railwav circles all over the lountrv the officers of the-order insisted in stepping ov-r thr heads of the superin tendents and in dealing direct with the general manager Of totirxe no complaints rc?ivid in cuoh fashion could be consid ered b me The wtrlkers have never re all presented their alcjc4 KTiiances to us for eouiderath ' It is totally uitw tht we are painS our rperators a h JW or 515 per month The mlnima ele is $30 a mouth In small out-of-tbe-ay station- The w-ages run from that up to $63 W'c Lave iccelved no overture from the strikers and would not consider them if made The strike is practlcall a closed Incident A private telegram received in tin-, chv this afternoon and dated toda at Atlan ta Ga reads as follows Everv thing tied up good and tight Wires all down Companj claims thev are being cut and grounded The railroad is not attempting to move anv freignt trains Rend blockaded Merchants and ever bod bovcotting the Southern Railvva. "W. V. POWELL " A SYMPATHY STRIKE. Piedmont Milters 0,nlf M orl- With out 11 J.rlevanee. PIEDMONT. W Va . April 11 1I the Davis Coal and Coke Compan s minera at the West Virginia Junction. "W" Va , and Frankhu Md are out on n strike In sjm pathv with the George's Cieek miners The had no known grievance, made ro reqi "est or demand of the compativ and were promised the sime pij secured bj the Georges Cl'ek mineis dating hack to April 11 The mines at Elk Garden Blaine. Bar num, Thon.a Coketon. and other West Virginia central mines are at woik. The strike on the Cr ek is one of the operators against organized labor and will be fought out on that line, which will make it more bitter than it would othervvi e be. The Cumberland aud Pennsjlvania Railroad Companv has loaned several engines U the Baltimore and Ohio to help move their congested freight eastward. THE NEW DISTRICT CODE. Its FnsunjfC KecoiunteiMleil h the Houhc HNtrlct Committee. The Committee on the District of Colum bia, of the House ot Representatives, has reported to the House bill S815 to estab lish a code of laws for the District of Co lumbia The committee urges that the bill pass with certain amendments The re port provides for the retention of the Of fice ot Register of Wills and for the paj ment of fines to the Clerk of the Police Court. It is provided that no subdivision of land in the District of Columbia without tLc limits of the city of Washington shall be recorded 111 the office of the Survejcr or in the office of the Recorder of Deeds unless the same shall have been first approved bj the Commissioners of the DIstri t of Co lumbia, and be In conformltv with tac ie ecrded plans for a perman-nt, highy.a ss t?ni. The bill is practliall the same Li 1 re cently recommended bj. the Seiiaf com mittee, as outlined In The Times Aotlee. TV Irn.-lvanU Kailrcad Co anno-rn. the ducontintMiice of U.-hugton Old Point ( un'ort tlirmiKli parlor car 'frvi'cc La-t eir will have ttVudiiigtoti 11 a '-turclav pril 11; to turning leave Old Point JlordJj, April lfi Cnblnet Onk, 1-ineh tip to l-liieh tliuk Heft mmlc seasoned md drj-. A' U THE MORTON STATUE. Tributes Paid to InillaiiaN "War G01 ernur in the Ilouxr. At 1 o'clock this afternoon the House proceeded to the consideration of Senate concurrent resolution accepting as a gift from the State of Indiana the statue of Oliver P. Morton, Governor of and Senator from that State, which Mr. McCIeary, Chairman of the Committee on Liorary, re ported with a recommendation that it pass. In considering the resolution addresses were made bj the several membora of ihe Indiana delegation In the House and Messrs. Cannon and Grosvenor and Alex ander, who had snent part of their lives in Indiana Mr. Steele, the dean of the delegation, reviewed with fldelitj the career of the subject of his sketch, dwelling" with im- 'Ihe- Morton statue. pha3is upon his record as "Indiana's War Governor." He called attertion to a dec laration made bj' Morton In a speech at Fort Wajnc In the campaign of 1S0O upon a topic of engrossing national interest at the present time Stephen A Douglas had given to the Democratic party its shibbo leth of "State sovereignij Morton at tacked this as a catch phrase, mud 3fr, Steele, designed to cover a hateful CoJ trlne, and proved bj cloe logic that Con gress ami Concress alone, bad the consti tutional power to make needful rult3 and regulations for the Territories. He said The Territories are the prop ertv of the General Government and the right to acquire them will not be disput ed Would the right to acquire vvitboHt the power to govern the thing acquired, be of any value' The right to govern, therefore, is an incident of the right to ac quire The Territories belong to all the people of the United States and not to anj particular part ot them. Thej belong to them in their corporate, national, and governmental capacity This being the case. hovv shall the people the nation, express themselves or make manifest their wishes respecting their property, these Territories, excepting through Con gress" In conclusion Mr Steele anl "He was at the time of hi- death but fi't-four veais of age Indiana lo't her mo-t em'nert statesmen, the countrv one of Us wisest counselors and most devoted patri ot", and the Republicsn party of our State its greatest leader none has et arisen to full fill his plate. s r-itizeQs cf Indiana. we aie proud to know that in the jcars to come, the statue of Oliver P Morton, will stand in that great hall, among thos of the eminent men of other Sttte an evi dence of our supreme appreciation, uf bis grat and elonous servhe to the State ad nation He was a courageous latrot a loval fr end, an honest man Air Mlers followed Mr Steele ROUTINE IN THE HOUSE. Mnttcri of t.eiternl Interest Irnns acted 'loilav. In the absence of Speaker Henderson who went to Xev, ork yc-terda to t- tend a dinner lat night. Repre3"ntative Dalzell called the House to order and act ed as Speilcr pro tem A Senate bill vas pa-seil authorizing the Seeretar of the Interior to "prescribe rules and regula tions for the procurement of timber and stone for domestic and industrial purposes to be uced onlj In the Indian Territory from lands belonging to eliher of the Five Civilized Tribes and to fix the rates of roy altv to be paid therefor, and to collest the same for the benefit or said tribes " Representative Toss, Acting Chairman or the Committee on Naval tlafrrf pave notice that on Monilav next he would call up the Naval ppropriation bill for eon sidcratlon. The Aft -three pension bills favorably acted upon bv the Committee of the W hole jesterdav were passed. STREET IMPROVEMENTS. V Hill in the Sen lite to lxtenil Uur) 'anil vvetme. Mr Cockiell introduced in the Senate to daj a bill for the extension of Mar land Avenue and for other purposes. The hill provides for the condemnation for a public reservation and re ids or tho follov ing land situated at the intersection of the Bladecs burg and Bcncirg nrnls- Beginning at the Intersection cast of the eist line of the Bladensburg road and the north line of a thirtj-foct strip recentlj purchased from the Graceland Cemctcrj Association, by tho Columbia Railway Companj, thence norjh east 150 feet, along the east line of the Bladensburg road, thence east 5J5 feet thence in a eouthvrest direction to tho said thirtj feet strip to a point ."00 feet east from the beginnlnc. thence along the north side of the thirtj foot strip T0C feet to the place of beginning, containing about 240, C00 square feet. The land is also condemn ed tint maj bo necessarj for the extension ot Mar land Avenue, from the northeast corner of the above reservation to the Anrr cottia River, and for a street sixty feet in width along the north side of the reserva tion. Air. McMillan introduced a bill to regu late the grades of Twentieth Street and for other purposes. He also introduced a bill to amend section NM2 of the Revised Stat utes, relating to the District of Columbia, so as to provide that the Police Coifrt shall coL-sist of two judges appointed by the President and confirmed bj the Senate for a term of six jcars at nu annual salary of J4.CC0 Also that In cise of the abserce of one of these judges for anj reason, either of the justices of the District Supreme Court shall designate some justice o' the peace to discharge his duties until the place be permanently filled. ;ft.-" to Hnltiniore nml ltedirn v In Jl. &. O. Sntnrtla and n inlay. April H and 1" sood f r rrlutn until follott'nK Mrrd.iv Tielcts oo .n -.1 tram cx.rpt Kja I imltrci Crlciull) Cnrner for C nryc lltcr!l, Lids alwas the lttvest. Prank lalbcj t-J. jrBHBL't'fci" LOCAL PUBLIG SCHOOLS 3Ir. Stewart Submits to the Senate a Report on the Snbject. The 5tem of Teaching orr in locne ialil to lie Totally Inade quate to Meet the Demand Hut I'en Scholars AVottlil He Able to I'aMN the Civil Service Iianiiiiatioii Mr. Stewart today submitted to the Sn- ate a report addressed to him by Charles Moore. Clerk ot the Senate Cemwiu an the District of Columbia, setting forth ike results of examinations of the pwfrits C the public schools of the District. wWeh were held by that committee la eHWtteu with its school investigation. TH rrt in part, follows: ' I'nder instructions from the sMbea mittee of the Committee on the District f Columbia, and as supplementary to HmJt investigation of the public sckeeta at the District, a series of exstiljtJs of pu pils was held. ' It had been claimed at tho heartegp that the system of teaching aw fa twe in the public schools vas the e lMM adapted to train the minds of eltlWreM awl youth, to teach them to think al ts ex press themselves clearly It, v.a heW My the members of the Beard ef Seheel Trus tees, ami by those who defended tho s hool", that spelling was best learned In cidentally and not by the use ef the apoH ing book, that arithmetic was te he ac quired best by a method that ellnihwUes the drudgery, and that the oral tMebiag: of grammar is superior to the use ef tat text-book. "On the other hand, complaint ws? made by many parents a ad employers that, however excellent the afeeve-iHetfeeti theories may be, the result hi time the children and youth ia the WasMngten Public Schools are not able te as cer rectly the English language and are ara ble to do simple examples ia arithmetic in short, they are net fitted to he-tew flee boys, clerks, etc. It was te mAe a practical test of both theory aiM revolts that the examinations were held "Inasmuch as it was desirable te teat the work done in the first eight grades that is, the work leading to the Hfgh School arrangements were made te ex amine the pupils ia the first year ef the High School Such an examlnatiea aaoatd how the lower schools at their fees alaee' it is to be supposed that as a rule t. better scholars keep en with their worte' bevond the er,;hth grade .Moreover, cer tain studies have been completed fcefere pupils eater the High School sad tho foundations of knowledge ef BagMan. Vmerkan historj spelling and arilane ti shouhl have been laid tinl of History. "In th Washington sehoofj efetery I begun ia the third grade with the stater the lives of Washington and Capt Jeatv Smith in the fourth and Attn grade Jt continued, ami ia the mh rade fwihenr the child is twelve jears old) the eardtiac 'vork Is done no fewer than tear text books being Heed. The Trustees' Hepert for VJtJ) savs that the child was acre gfven the narrative from the begin aJeg te the end. so thai he poesesaed a efcar roaaeet ed, sequential view of the whole subject.. In the seronsh grade the aiMery ef the I'mted S'ates from the Rerelwitee) was tudld and in the eighth Ksgltea Merr, i" in thecourse. ' The same report taie that ia artah metie the pupils of the fifth grad- hegin to study percentage, ami that enBhete I laid upon powers ami roots, square meas ure, cubic measure cub root The eij;hh grade work included a review ef arithme tic and algebra, as far as frictions "In English pupils of the fifth, sixth. aad seventh grades studied the sentence in Its entiret. 'The work of the fourth gi"ad-, of finding the base cf the sentence was; continued more and more difficult sen tences foein mattered. the idea assorted;? wis differentiated a to identity eondltioa place, time, size etc and action, and, finally the idea was analyzed fer hs ele ments Here the thild bena the suidj oC the parts of speech in addition to being re quired to know the entence as a whole, its part', bases modifier. aeriers 1 ! vht-ther emphatic potentral absolute etc... ami wnai 1 asrni 1 r- rwj uc7 narts of speech was continued Ae as aid to correct speech and writing, the aanljs sis of the seate-iwe wa tonttanted to thai and the eventh and eighth grades antH be fore coinc to the Hiah -school t a- aild wa I able to dispose correctly of alateat aajr Knghsb sentence Civil government is tahen up .a the verv first grade when the child k sc jears obi in the third grade the children visit the Capitol in order that taej awy, see the Senate tLe House of RepreseM'a- tlves. and the Supreme CfJtirt ia seseiom At the age of eleven the child learae et the government of the Saxoaa, Vermans, Britons, and Aiaeriran Indians lhdfr manners, habits pastimes, anI eeettilR tions at twelve he studies the dtseeery and colonization of m erica it Mrti he studies the Government erf the Tailed States under tlic Tarioaa Presidential Ad ministrations ami at fourteen in tfte? eighth grade, to emote 'he language o tho report" " 'The Government of the nation wj tn centre from whl'h emanated the stady ot tho lesser units, the State1, the roaaty tho town, the citv, and finally the District oC Columbia which was studied with refer ence to the various deportments- and their practical workings as seen on nuaterons field trips.' IniiiiiiMlMi Prejmreil. 4 Two examination paper were preaaced undr the direction of the Chief Bxamlaer of the Civil Service Commission who wa Instructed to make the napers slmqle. easy to understand, and of so wide a range that the pupils should have no difficulty. in answering them. In order tbt t hoist might b? no question as to the fairness oC the questions, the papers were submitted to the Superintendent of H g'l SchooN. who suggested simply some minor change in the historj- paper These changes wcro made. "Blank books uniform in sue were pre pared and numbered tousecutively These books were distributed to the high schools, and on the following morning the examina tion papers were delivered to the princi pals of the following schools Central High. School, 332 pupils. Kastern High School, 117 pupils- Western High School, 10R pu pils; High Schoor of the Ninth. Tenth, and Eleventh 'divisions T.i pupila UutrtaoHK, High School 329 putR and Unslnea Illsh. School of tho N'irth Tenth Hd Elevenths dlvlslous. 127 pupils v personal insptcion drvploped tho fact that the prmcipaia of the achoola wert co-operating with the commit :e to eMta fair examinations The paplia devoted tbo morning to the history paper, awl tae af ernoon to the arithmetic jaaur. about two hours and a half beini; allotted to each subject The same tfternooa the eaaminti-. Souvetilm Trie, sutttrilaj at t.rnmU Lrnem Tea Co afntf r" " ' " Klynn'i Ilnaliicsi College, MU anil ICj t5 Cciuu Oflice Cxainlnitioa 5 Frame DwelllnK Hoaxes liKnrnl lor All infornnt on free, ak btu aud N. V. avc JrM'NCafc.