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wbt wttte& '- Number 1 47 1. WASHINGTON, MONDAY, APRIL 1, 1900. Price One Cent - A Pretoria Bulletin Claims a Boer Victory at Wepcnei. Gencinl l"roiicinnii Reported to Have Defeated u Ilodj of Ilrltlr.h Troops, AVImi Pice Toward A h rriiuorl. llur-ihcr Cmttnrc Draft iiliiiul. CoiilitctiiiKT ltnniors In. Loudon. PRETORIA, April 14. An official bulle tin announces that fighting is going on at Wopener The burghers have captured 4h0 often, horses, and mules. General Frone ion is repoited to hae defeated a body of British troops, who fled in the diiection of WolverpoorL LONDON, April 1C England was cneer ed todaj after mm oral dajs of anvietj bj a report that General Brabant had inflicted a crushing defeat on the Boers at Wepener and had captured seeral guns and manj prisoners. Brabant, it is known, left Ah vyl North on Snturdaj, and oine onserv tiitvc critics mi he could not have reached Woponcr and defeated the Boeis to quick Ij. Colonel Dal get ty heliographed from Wcpcner on Saturda that all was well there and that the Boer attack was slack ening It is ofhciallv announced that the Bnl isht in foHr davs' fighting at Wcpencr, lost eighteen killed and 132 wtwndcd Among the wounded at Wopene. are Quartermas ter Williams Lieutenant Ilalford, and Lieutenant Duncaa Sir Godfrcv Lagden res-Moat Commis sioner at Maseru, telegraphs that ne shell ing vvaa heard frtm the diiection of Weg ener Saturday A despatch to the Cenltal News" from Laty4rikk of todav's date says tlt native aeoK report that the Boor, -who were in the ElanflBlaagte district, have retired be yond the Digsai sberg There it, considerable discn&uon here over the rumored attitude of Russia Anj aggressive move at Bntian's expense, es pocialiy one tending to bring Russians a step nearer the Himalayas, would undoubt edly be welcomed bj the Czar's empire, and bis reported intention to take this step in the direction .of JHerat and Cabul has caused London to stand aghast It 1ms log been known that Russia was moving troope eastward and southeast ward through dependent khanates border ing on Afghanistan and this activity has been Upr more pronounced Eince Great HrlUta'E hand have hem tied by South Africa. Moreover there is a widespread desire BiHOBg Russiaiib that the European powers combine to check Biitisk designs in. South ATrica, wloefc encourages the presumption in their miadt mat action is rellj con templated and that their Government is to take a loadig part la the movement. The fact that the military reservists of ail classes in the empire are onlj granted leave Aery speriaglj and are compelled to Ueop In tlie closest touch with their supe riors lends expectation to the future's oc cwieneos The Czar leans toward the Boers his gympathj having alreadj caused a break m his familj ties the Empress Dowager 4ter of the Prince of Wale having wade a groat fuss when the Oear refud t con gratulate Queen Victoria on Cronje e sur render. BOER ENVOYS AT THE HAGTJE. Mr. Fischer nils I pon llic Dutch MSnislcr of Piiiniiee. THE HAGUE Aoril IC Mr. Fischer, one of the Boer peace enojs. todaj call ed on Dr N G Pierson the Minister of Finance andTresldent of the Dutch Cabin et. Dr. Lejds the Transiaal Diplomatic Agent, was piesent during the interview. RUMORS OF ZNTERVElvTTION. ei en isiim-s of the Hncruc Trent nld to lie I reent. BRUSSELS Apri IC A rumor has been oirculatcd bj a Dutch official that nine of the signatory Pv rs to The Hague Peace Conference contemplate urging interven tion between G'eat Britain and the South African Republics Efforts will be made Jo hasten the establishment of an mterna tianal tiibun'l at The Hague THE WORST OF THE WAS OVER. V Cot respondent ltcturncil From VfrJcn tiiics Mis Opinion. LONDON, April IC Frederic Villers. the wnr correspondent and artist who has just returned from South Africa, sajs the iorat part of the war is over. MONTAGU WHITITS VIEWS. ilrilish Power In south friea Doom ed to Finnl Ocrtluoi. CHICAGO. April 1G The final hopeless ness of the present struggle of the Boers against Great Britain was jesterday ad mitted bj Montagu White "I cannot haj " said Mr White. that I dare hope the Boers will win this war. The vast difference in numbers in itself makes such a hope seem foolish But I have no hesitancy in saying that Great Britain will never succeed in making the South Africans loyal subjects. "It is certain to be only a queation of time until the rule of the English Empire in South Africa is overthrown and a great and prosperous republic established I think the Boers maj be able to continue the present war for eight or nine months, and in that time win some marked victo ties over the English" PLOTTING AGAINST L0UP.ET. JLssnsstnalioii Aliened to lie PIniincd lij Itiillnns. TAR1S, Apill 16 The "Petit Journal" saj's the Paris authorities have receive 3 information about a plot against President Loubct, which was hatched bj three Ital ians at Nice One of them is said to be en bis wsj to Pails now. RETURNING TO ENGLAND. The Prince of A iiles Will ot AoId llrussels. LONDON, April IC The Prince of Wales will roturn to England from Denmark bv vvaj of Brussels, notwithstanding the at tempt on his life that was made in the Belgian capital. Two Miundronn lo Be Present. ROME. April IC It is announced that at the opening of the Hygienic Exhibition at Naples a British and an Italian squadron will be present m the hpibor. King Hum bert will review the two fleets. Ask ) our ilrnclkt for Jvretol. t"ljnn' UiiKiiiCHs Collcnc. totli mid IC. 6 Ccruort Oflirc Examination $3 flenin Luuilier Uiij Intr Mondnj rijMit 'n allitur n 1 rji.k labbcj & to , OiU an J X. ac SLAM'S NEW MINISTER Phn I'rnNiddhi I-rewent His Letters if Credence. Phja (Marquis) Prasiddhi. the new Min ister Plenipotentiary of Siam to the United States, presented his letters of cre dence to President McKlnley today. He was accompanied to the White House by Secntarj Haj, on whom the new Minister had previously paid a call at the State De partment. The First Secretarj of the Sia mese Mission, and Frederick W. Vernej, Consul General of Siam, in New York, were of the party. The Minister and Sec retary were attired in the brilliant diplo matic uniform of the Siamese service. In handing his letters of credence to the President Phja Prnsiddhi expressed the desire of the King of Slam that the cordial relations between Siam and the United States might be maintained and strength ened, and added: "The principles of Industrial and com mercial progress and of peaceful develop ment, upon which the greatness of the United States rests are entirely in r.ccord with these of the Government of His Ma jerty and maj well be a permanent bond of sympathv between the two countries " President McKinley replied in a similar vein PLANS FOR PORTO RICO. Xo vppuiututcntK I ntil (I'tuciiior I len Investigates Conditions. The President today sent to the Senate the nomination of Charles H Allen, of Mast-achupetts, to be the Governor of Porto Rico ctordiug to the present plan the exec utive and judicial offices of the new gov ernment for Poito Rico will not be filled until some time after the formal installa tion of the new American rule The Piesi dont having carefully considered the sit uation, has decided not to make the ap pointments until he Is acquainted with the retirements of the offices and sure of the men seeking them It has been de cided to make the greater part of the ap pointments if not all. upon the recom mendation of Assistant Secretary Allen, the first Civil Governor Mi Allen will go to Porto Rico, arriving there on or about Xla 1 He will at once assume the duties of his new nost and will make a tour of the island, investigating condi tions and lequirements and make recom mendations to the President. Mr Allen said this morning to a Times leporter that he will probably return to this citv after he has completed his inx es timations and before sugges-tins? names for appointment This plan has been outlined by Mr Mc Kinley himself and it is probable that he will follow strictlv the judgment of Mr Allen in whose ability he has entire confi dence Political influence, as has been an nounced, will not be considered a qualili- cation for ollioe Mr Allpn- ikiM nnt t j jn jM6t BOn np v,n c.an for Porto Rico, but he intends to go as soon as he can com- plete arrangements He was busj all daj answering congratulatory letters from friends He has also been overrun with applicants for positions in Porto Rico but so far has not considered senouelv anj of the applications. Mr Allen's successor as Assistant Secre tarj of the Navj has not been decided up on Secretary Long who has jut re turned from Colorado states that he has not jet giicn attention to the matter DISTRICT EMPLOYES UNEASY. lhe utulnn" of the Von Commission er Vnvlouslj Avv:iited. Considerable uneasiness is felt among the heads of departments and the minor employes at the District Building relative to the appointments for the two Cominis sioner&hips which will be vacant Maj S It is expected bj the emplojes that the President will make his selections known for the positions now held bv Commission ers W ight and Ross some time before May 1 A clerk in one of the departments ef the municipal service explained to a reporter tcdav that the appointments were made three jears ago on April 15 that they were confirmed bj the Senate a few dajs later, and the whole thing was settled be fore the end of the month. "We naturallv feel a little anxious about our positions.' the clerk continued, "espe cially until it is known just who the suc cessors to the present Commissioners will be Should one or both of them remain it would be comparatively easy sailing, as most of us are olid with Captain Beach and Commissioner Ross for example But if two new mn were to be choccn none of us could bank on holding our positions thirtj dajs after the new Commissioners take their seats ' It was suggested by the reporter that the new Commissioners, if two new men should be chosen, would hardlv find it to their inteiesls to make a clean sweep of the ofheet, in so short a time as that. "Perhaps not. remarked the clerk, "but the new appointee, or appointees, as the case maj be, will owe something to several men who have been instrumental m put ting them in office The obligation must be paid by a secretarj ship or a clerkship in one of the departments here To make places for them some of us will have to go and the men upstairs, who have autocratic powers over us, will not stand upon the order of our going. Some day one after another will receive an official letter nicely worded and soothing in its painful regret, but making it clear that our resignations would be acceptable. There will be nothing to do but resign." FILIPINO REBELS TRAPPED. Flftj-tliree Killed mid Fortj-fonr Taken Prisoner. MANILA, April IC Captain Dodd's troop of the Third Cavalrj trappad ISO in surgents near Benguese. Fiftj -three reb els were killed and fortj-four taken pris oners. The Americans had one man wounded NInetj Spanish prisoners who were lib erated at Taj aba, the capital of the prov ince of the same name, arrived here this morning. Ailxice of u I'olieeiiuui. CHICAGO, April 16 Chief Kiplej is the author of Instructions to householders in which ho advises them to shoot burglars without mercy. These are some of his maxims: "Never argue with a burglar." "IX vou discover one in jour house when you are unarmed, baffle him with compla cency." "Shoot your builar dead if you can." "Help the police department bj preventing the escape alive of any burg lar." "The best way to kill a burglar is to shoot him. Be sure first that he is a burglar, and tl'en kill him." "If you haven't a gun, hit him with a brick or something equally deadly." V Xlnn Seriously Burned. CHESTER, Pa., April 16 Moses Tium bt'll, of tnls citj. was seriously burned jes teiday morniug and may d'e. Trumbull up set a lamp rin himself in bad and his shrieks caused I'OO persons to gather. A neighbor brake open his door, and the fire was quickly extlncuithed. but not befoie Trumbull had been fatally burned. Lowest iu Doors, elenr. no knots. S12J cadi, and ail kud. mill work lov.. Cth aid .N.. 1. avc. DATE SET FOR A HEARING Taylor's Appeal to Be Heard in the Supreme Court April 30. Eilihi Hour io III" Vllovvcd Counsel in the Kentucky Cnse n Vfjrecd statement Presented Mini mini? I P llic Stiilus of the Contest I'roni neiit Attorneys to Participate. The record in the contest over the Gov ernorship of Kentucky was filed in the Su preme Court todaj, two cases being dock eted. William Taylor and John Marshall versus J. C. V. Beckham, and Taylor and Marshall versus Beckham, L H Caiter, and J B Castleman In the first case the Governorship ie at issue; in the second, the Lieutenant Governorship and the position of Adjutant General of Kentucky, which Castleman holds under appointment from Beckham. In the court. Helm Bruce, at torney foi Taj lor, and Louis McQuovvn. at tornej for Beckham united in a petition for an earlj hearing of the cases In support of this thej prestnted the following agreed statement of facts "Each of the above-named parties is claiming the right to and is actually at- 1 Pimilini- to iiMtntcp tliu nnwurc nf tho ,....-, - -- - -- -"- i--- " i caii:v;i! e uun.ua m.'ui.ui uiaimcu uy them, and thus very great confusion is produced in the State of KentULkj bj rea son of the doubts as to which of the per sons named has the lawful right to exer cise thenuthoritv pertaining to the several oflK.es named, all to the great injurj- and detriment of the people jof the State of Kentuckv "Both William S. Taj lor and J C W. Beckham are claiming the right to per form all the functions of the office of Gov ernor and each of them is attempting and has actu.tllv attempted to perform manj of the said functions such, for example, as issuing pardons and filling offices bj ap pointment etc "Some of the officers of the State recog nize the acts cf Taj lor as the lawful sets of the Governor of the State and refuse to recognize similar acts bv Beckham v.bile I otner officers recognize Beckham as the lawful Governor but praise todaj for Governor TlooseveL in "mong the other officers whom the ' 0 promptlj arceaing td the request of Governor i authorized and required to ap- . Sheriff Mollov for troops to guard life and point are the officers of the eleemosjnary j propertj Especiallj is he oontmesded ror institutions of the State, and each of the his action in rtqanl to the strike among said two claimants has attempted to lill , the 700 laborers, chiellj Italian, at the Co said offices and some persons recognize the ton Dam authority of the appointees of one of said The strikers are intrenched on a high claimants to the offices and refuse to r?c- i-ill overlooking the dam. at (he vouthern oginze those of the other and vice ver. en( o tne u0,xerj Bridge. There is no Bj reason of all these facts and inner? v hi-h might be enumerated, it is of tne utmost importance to the people f tho State of Kentuekj tha. the question of the right to office involved in the aforesaid litigation should be de'ermincd " Mr Bruce .responding to the Chief Jus tice, suggested Mondaj the JOth instant as a date for hearing the case, and tint twelve hcurt. three times tne usual pe riod alio vert for argument, be aPoucd coiini'd After some consultation, Ch.ef Justice Fuller announced that the cas vvould be heard on the 30th instant, nnd that eignt houn would be al'ovved counsel for argument It Is uudt-rttood tha: for mer Governor Bradlej and Mr. Bruce will present the case lor Tavlor. and Mr. Mc Quovvn and former Solietitor General Lav. -rence Maxwell of Ciminnati that fcr Governor Beckham Thp Federal quest.on involved, upon which the cases come to the Supreme Court, is that tne decision of the General Assembly of Kentucky that Goebel was elected Gov error. wis not "due process of law." as required In the eleventh Amend ment to the Constitution of the United States ' A CYCLONE IN TEXAS. ninht Houses X recked mid Severnl Lives Believed I.osl. DALLS, Tex, Ap-il 16 bulletin from Rojse, thirtv miles from here, savs. "A cv clone struck this place at midnight. It is believed that several lives have bcn lot Eight houses were wrecked, and at this hour the greatest excitement prevails "There had been an electric disp'aj in the evening Later oninious clouds gath ered hi the northeast. A light breeze pre vailed until about fifteen minutes before the cj clone This came almost without warning man in a buggy was lifted from his seat and blown 100 yards Tele graph and telephone lines were dstrojed " West X irn-iuin Chnrters. CHARLESTON, W. Va , April 16 Char ters have been issued to the Wetzel Gas Companj, of Pittsburg, Pa capital $50 000, McKim Telephone Companj, of St Marj's, W. Va., capital, fCO.OOO. Monitor Gold Min ing Companj, of Pittsburg, Pa capital, ?2 000.000, Columbus Cham Companj of Columbus, Ohio, capital $100,000. Buck eje Lumber Companv, of Paulding, Ohio, capital, $25,000. Consolidated Granite Com-p-tnj, of Charleston, capital, ?5,000,000, AI- tatonga Plantation Companj, of Chicago, capital, ?300,000, the Official Tvpewriter Companj, of New York, capital, jl.000.000 V Princeton Student's .Inkr. PRINCETON, N. J . April 16. Gordon Bcaham, J. N Carver, J. M. Kinsej, Pe ter Brokaw, and Thomas Robinson, Princeton students, rowed down the canal to New Brunswick on Thursdaj. On their vvaj home at night the boat was upset. All swam ashore except Beaham. and his com panions, after a vain search came to the conclusion that he must have drowned. Twelve men were hired jesterdaj to drag the canal, but while thej were at work Beaham appeared alive and much amused. He explained that he swam down the ca nal some distance, landed, and made his way to Bound Brook. A Cnrefull Gnnrdcd Prisoner. BRIDGETON, N J., April 16 Joseph Emerson, who rccentlj shot Constable Har ry Dare when the latter, with another of ficer, cornered him in a barn and went to arrest him for burglary, is one of the mest carefully guarded prisoners in the Cum berland county jail. Emerson is said to be well known to the police of some of the big cities. Killed hj u Trnln. PIEDMONT, W. Va.. April 16 James Lee, colored, of Luray, Va , was Instantly killed at Piedmont Saturday night. He was employed as fireman by the West, Virginia Pulp and Paper Company. In attempting to get on a Baltimore and Ohio freight train. to ride to Keyser he lost his footing and fell acros the rail, the wheels passing over his body and one leg. The brake rig ging dragged his body some distance. Greatest Until on Record. TREDERICKSBURG, Va . April 16. Three hundred thousand fish were caught at one haul earlv Saturday morning at Widewater fishing shore, on the Potomac. This is the greatest haul on record there. rtrnt Meeting- of n "Vnxnl Board. The first meeting of the General Board of the Navy, commonly known as the Naval Policj Board, vvis held this morning at 10 o'clock at the Navy Department. Admiral Dewey, the president of the board, pre sided. Lowest on Flooring, one width. $l.s. per 100 af. ft., and erased z siiki. Libbcj L Co. JUDGE SCOTT ENDORSED. i Pi-IcimIm XVitnt llliu Appointed llis District CotumlNxioiivv. The President "vas kept quit busj for a while this morning receiving delegations who had called to urge the appointment of vaiious friends to fill the pqsitioa of D s tnct Commissioner, soon to be made va cant. Jf A delegation of about"1 sixteen lawjers, headed bv E. B. Haj, was onthand to com mend the nomination of Police Judge Scott. They urged that his high official standing, his integrity andhts wide ac quaintance all fitted him to mil the p'a"e. Speeches were made bj .Mr. Haj, Ed Thsm as. and Charles A Douglas, while tie name cf Judge Scott for the position was endorsed bj' A R. Mullovvny, Assistant United States Attorney fjfr the District. The xisitors had a twenty-mirute inter view with the President who promised to give the matter his attention. In the partj were Charles A. Douglas. John RidO'it, E. H. Thomas. B S Minor. I). W. Baker. Josenh L Pugh, Jr. AsrisUri Attorney fcr the DistiiU; Alexander Wolff, M N. Rich ardson J. A. Maedel. A. E. L. Lechie. R. Golden Donaldson. John E Lsskej, Justice J Mills. Charles W Dan. Edwin B. Haj. Smith Thompson, jr , and Alexander R MuIIownj. Later a committee of abo'.t twenty busi ness men called to endorse Judge Scott's candidacj The partj' Indued George W" Truesdell, George W Swarirell, of the B H Warner Companj , John E Johnson, O G Staples R W Kingsman, Elphonso 1 -. loung r W Behrens Archibald Green- lees, R S Donaldson, It . Walker, and Messrs Ball & Pollard. Short speeches were made Representative Bromwell was also a caller to urge the nomination of George S Knox, the expressman, to the plac Mr. Knox is a Republican and n3s wide busi ness acquaintance is deemed a factor In his favor. OVERAWING THE STRIKERS. Mule Militln s.-iil to Quell he ltiot nt C i ulon Diini. CROTON LANDING. N Y., April IC Throughout Westchettir county, cspe icll In the towns Had villages, which for over two weeks past have Leen in a state rf alarm over the lawlessness1 of the roving i bands of Italian strikers th'cre- is nothing i question but that the presence of troops here cannot have anj thing but a aalutarj elfect and v 111 ba the means of preventing bloodshed It ib possible that a clash be tween the strikers on the one hand and the militia aud Sheuff Molloj'B deputies, on the other maj occur in the event that the contractors attfmpf to put any new men lo work With the -addition of Squadron A, of Manhattan and Troop C of Brooklvn. it is thougnt toat the dis plaj of force will be sufficient to complete ly, overawe the strikers The strikers held a secret meattug at an early hour this morning as4.ueoid"d to maintain their position acd -. ,,d out against the contractors at all hazards, troops or no troops Said Michael Rotella. the strike leader We will continue on strike There will be no compromiac whateve- We can stick it out for six months if ne... sorj '' WIRES CUT NEAR EALEIGH. s'trikintr Opernlors ceused of IJe stioviun Propertj. RALEIGH, N C . April IC-Eleren wires at Citj Park, one mile we t of, Raleigh, have been cut. Striking telegraphers aie accused of having done it Among the wires cut were one railwaj, tli,ht Western Union, and two Bell Telephone wires The several wires fell across trollej wires and as soon as the trollej current wa put on telegraph instrumerts in several offi es were burned out. The wire-cutting, it Is snid, was done bj professional linemen Telegraph communication wth -sheviUe is entirelv severed Ncv Irom that place bv mail ia to the effect that mere is great sjmpathj for the strikers among all classes of railwaj cmploves, ind tha' on all sides are heard threats aga'nst non union men A number of operators at smaller stations west of Asheville are said to be on the fence, waltihg for something to turn up Western Union linemen and railwaj trackmen are patrolling tracks, but the cutting still goes on. Twelve train trews have been at she ville waiting orders which could not be had Strikers were giving out news that engineers and firemen would join them. There vva more trouble at Selma, east of this citv but later an opeiator wn sent there and the wires were started working Wires were cut at Durham RUNNING ON SCHEDULE. Trains of the Southern Itnilwiiy Ope rnte X ithnnt Telefcra pliers. CHATTANOOGA, Tenn , Apul IC The trains on the Southern Itailwav system are running more regularly today than at any time since the inauguration of the teleg raphers' strike. They are being oper ated, however, without the assistance of operators, the superintendents baving re verted to the old schedule system. The trainmen do not receive any orders along the lines, but thej follow the printed schedules and when they reach the meet ing point, if the other train is not there, thej wait for it a whole day if neccssarj. The strike leaders take a roseate view of the situation. They express confidence in the success of the movement. They Insist that the companj- cannot possibly secure sufficient operators to take the places of all the strikers. Today Chief Assistant Still well has had men engaged in putting up large posters along the company's lines and around their jards. bearing Og statement which he issued Saturdaj, calling on all railroad men to assist the telegraphers in their cause. There is no doubt that the trainmen are in sjmpathj with the teleg raphers, but It is not thought that they will strike. President Powell states thut the teleg raphers have a strike fund of ?0,00O, and that he is now having it deposited at va rious points on the Southern's lines for the use of the strikers He states further that by making special assessment he can se cure $100,000 more in a few dajs News papers fiom New York are a ihiy late In ar riving. To Tow the Chesapeake. BOSTON, Mass, April 16 The naval tug Potomac ha3 been ordered to this navy jard to tow the new Naval Academy prac tice sailing ship Chesapeake to Annapolis. The tug will arrive herp tomorrow or Wednesday, and the start vvilj be made im mediately. Rural Free Delj-verj. Rural free delivery has been established by the Postoffice Department, to commence May 1, at Hubbard, Iowa, Boscobel, Wi3., Saratoga, Cal , Fresno. Cal , Plymouth, Ind , Chestertovvn, Md.. Millington, Md., Webster, N. Y , EljTia, Ohio, and Lancas ter, Wis. Lowest hid nix en on tiint frninc chvellmg- house everjll og ccmp'ctfe -t 6lh and X Y. avc. MRJIIEMIfWESI Tlic President Xot to Attend the Republican Conference. Viiiininiccmoiit Ollicinllj XInile 'Mint Ills Trip to Old Point Comfort Ilns Ileen Giwn L AV11I Spend a A cek nt Cnnton Mr. Long: ItcfiiHCM to 131k cuhh I'oIiticH With Aewnimpcr Men. The Old Point Comfort conference, at which it Is believed the Republican leaders will canvass plans for the Vice Preslden cj was the subject of general discussion around the White House this morning. Secretarj- Long, who is the latest Vice Presidential possibility, was closeted with the President for about half an hour todaj. "There was nothing of importance dis cussed," he declared later. "I onlj called to bring up the odds and ends accumulat ing around the office during mj fortnight's absence." Some of the Republican leaders were in clined to pooh-pooh the Idea that there vould be any sort of conference with Sen ator Hanna at "Old Point Comfort. Their denial, however, was rather discredited bj the announcement that owing to rush of business the President would be unable to get away to be down at the toast with the partj leader from Ohio. The form in which the announcement came indicated that it had been .Mr. McKinlej's intention to make the trip. The President and Mrs. MeKinlcv will leave Thursday morning bj vvaj of the Pennsylvania lines fo a week's visit to their Canton home. They will go by way of Xew York, and on Saturday evening the President will attend the opening of the great Conference of Protestant Missions in Carnegie Hall. Sun daj the party will leave for Can ton, which will be reached on Monday. ' -pwo or three dava will be spent there. The leturn will be made during the latter part of the week. The trip will be made in a private car on the regular trains. The party will Include the President and Mrs McKInlej.Mrs. Hobart and son as far as Paterson, Se-retarj Cortelyou and Assist ant Secretary Barnes, Dr Rixey. Mr Mc- Kinley's phjsl"ian and a maid Senator Davis spent a few minutes wi h the President Senator ! Millan. Chair- man of the District Cormlttee, call- ed but declared that his visit w-s pjrely an unofficial one Senator Kean, Senator Lodge, Senator Hale, and Senator Frye vvcreilso caller Thej all declared ignorance of the co-i ail ed " Point Comfort tonfeience," and Rep resentative Grovenor who also saw the President, declared that there was no'hing in the storj Secretary Root of the War Department, made a short tall as did Secretary Loag, of the Navy. Judge O Connell Solicitor of the Treas ury, and Mr Roberts, of the same Department, tailed with State Senator Olson, of Fort Dodge, Iowa and T. V. Woolen Secretary of the National Asso ciation of Retail Druggists Both of the latter are here to seeure a repeal of the war revenue tax on patent medicines They will appear before the House Committee of Wavs and Mtans tomorrow HUNTING FOR D'ESSAUER. Detective Believe Him CoKiiinnl of n Bond forcers . CHICAGO, April 16 Detectives, private and citj are searching for George d'Es sauer. Vice President of the Western Se curitj Companj. on the thcorj that he knows something of the recont forgery of $2",000 in bonds of the Northwestern Gas light and Coke Companv of Evanston. The forgery cost two Chicago investors over $25,000. D Essauer and wife, resided, until re cently, at 52 Astor Street in a handsome thrce-storj dwelling. A lew davs after the discovery of the bond forgerj he dis appeared from his home and accustomed haunts so far as the police can discover and has not betn seen in Chicago since. Little is known of his business dealings. Neither the Equitable Trust Companj nor the Evanston Gas people know who he was A WEATHER PROPHET DEAD. 'lite Hermit of Henrtovvu Mountain Passes waj. LEE Mass . April 16 Levi Beebe, aged eighty -two died this morning in hi' lonely habitation on the summit of Bearto-vn Mountain Bcebc was known throughout western Massachusetts ai a strangely ac curate w either prophet, his proficiency being due to his careful stud of clouds and air currents from his lofty home. He won fame through this section of the State bj predicting the great blizzard of March, !Ss8. He was tall, allowed his hair and beard to grow at will, and was a pic turesque character. Splendid I.unn Funds. YORK, Pa, April 16 The Board of Church Extension of the General Sjnod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Amer ica, through its general secretarj. Rev. II. II. Weber, York, Pa , makes announce ment of $30,000 special loan funds just founded as Easter gifts. One loan is of $5,000 and is in honor of the late Major David Emmitt. of York. It was given from his estate. Another $5,000 loan fund Is in honor of the late Rev. J. G. Graen muller. of Rockport. It is from his es tate. The Philip Melanchthon Loan Fund of $10,000 has been raised by subscription. The Western Loan Tund of $10,000 has been founded by Rev. Dr. II L. Yarger. IlrnUemnii'N nrrow IKcnpe. WILLI S.MSPORT, Pa , April 16 Fall ing in front of a string of moving cars while helping to make a flying switch in the Philadelphia and Reading yards at Newberry Junction Saturday night, Carl Miller would have been cut In twain but for his presence of mind in turning a back handspiing as the cars rushed by. Wreck of a I'reinlit Train. WILKESBARRE, Pa , April 15. A large tree stump rolled down the mountainside on the track of the Pennsylvania Rail road near Creasy yesterday evening. It rolled under the wheels of a freight train that was passing at the time. A number of cars were thrown from the track and the road was blocked for four hours. An Aliened Burnlnr Cnunht. BRIDGETON, N. J.. April 16 James Shlmp was arrested yesterday and he is alleged to be a burglar of "one note. It Is charged that he robbed Station Agent Whitman on Friday night and also robbed Monroe Ogden's creamery of several arti cles. A bunch of false keys was found on Shlmp and a waterproof cape was found at his hiding place. .orfolk-K.WsihInntoii Steamboat Co. Delightful trips daily at 6 30 p. ni. to Old Point femfort. Newport News. Norfolk, and Vircinu Bcatli. For schedule, ste page 7. Out of town Liimlier Buyers nlwaM toll first and given lowest bids by 1'. Libbcj & Cc. ELECTION OF SENATORS. &cnn.te SldelrnekM the Joint Resolu tion for u Direct Vote. The House joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution so as to have United States Senators elected by di rect popular vote was laid before the Sen ate this morning, and Mr. Butler suggest ed that as the subject had been often con sidered bj- the Committee on Privileges and Elections there was no necessity of its being now referred to that committee. He thought that the Senate ought to act on the matter without reference to the com mittee. Mr. Chandler, Chairman of the Commit tee on Privileges and Elections, objected to anj imputation against the committee, and Mr. Butler disclaimed having any such purpose in his remarks. Mr. Hoar spoke of the great importance of the proposed change and expressed his surprise that the proposition to destroy the equality of the States should be urged by a Senator from North Carolina. The subject was one entitled to deliberation, reflection, the study of history, and the comparison of the advantages of the new scheme and the old scheme. Therefore he hoped that the present resolution would go to the committee and receive full con sideration at a time when there were no other great subjects pending. Mr. Butler (with whom Mr. Chandler had had a whispered conversation) ex pressed his willingness now to have the matter referred to the Committee on Privi leges and Elections, aa-he was assured thaL there was a majority of the committee in favor of action upon it. .Mr. Pettus deprecated having a commit tee forced to consider a matter because of a certain clamor, particularlj when that matter concerned one of the cornerstones d the Republic The Joint resolution was referred to the Committee on Privileges and Elections. The additional Urgency Deficiency bill was passed. Also the Sen ate bill for the removal to the proper Dis trict courts for the trial of persons indict ed for crimes or offences against the United State3. THE DAY IN THE HOUSE. '1 lie VimiiI Vpiiroprinf ion Hill I nUrr Consideration. After an ineffectual attempt to reach an agreement for limiting general debate on the Naval Appropriation bill, the Houe went into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of that measure , -""-"- ""--" v-.TO j . An agreement had been reached by the ' "-'JU-"J -"u ""oruy memoers oi me j committee that in view of the wide differ- ence of opinion on tvo propositions, the price of armor plate and the construction of battleships in navy yards, fourteen hours be given over to ppneral debate. Mr Cannon wanted a further extension of two hours on the paragraph relating to the coast survev, which led to so many suggestions that no limit was agreed to The bill tarries a total of $61 2 S15 being the largest naval appropriation ever presented to the American Congress, and $13,1(K,947 more than the amount of the Inst Naval bill The increase. Acting Chairman Foss said, was chargeable to the building up of the American Navv. The items of the bill are Pay of the Navv. $13 310S!i7. contingent. $SM,600; Bureau of Navigation. $56,425: Bureau of Ordnance, J2.3SS.124, Bureau of Equipment, $1,464,053 Bureau of Yards and Docks, $60S.439, public works, yards, and docks, $7 7l7.467. Naval Academy $7s9 66, Bu reau of Medi"ine and Surgery, $220 000, Bureau of Supplies and Accounts, $2 731 -232. Bureau of Construction and Repairs, $6 235,S24. Bureau of Steam Engineering, $2,774,200 Marine Corps. $2 712.S7S. in crease of Navy, 16.90,5&. Total. $61, 20?,316. Under the last item contracts are au thorized for two battleships to cost $3 -600 000 each, three armored cruisers to cost S4, 250,000 each, and three protected crullers to cost $2.S00 000 each. The appropriation for armor was about $4,000,000. Mr Toss said He explained the differences of opinion in the commit tee on the armor question and stated that the majontv- based their recommendation on the report of the naval authorities that it was absoiutelv necessary to have the armor at the earliest possible date In order that the work of constructing ships be not interfered with Report on a Local Appropriation. Mr. Gallinger, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, has made a favor able report on a bill granting an appropria tion to the trustees of the Woman's Na tional Industrial Exhibit of this city. The measure appropriates $25,C00 for the pur pose of aiding the said trustees, provided that they shall prove to the satisfaction of the Stcretarv of the Treasury that they have raised a similar amount. The Bureau of Iuiiuinr'itiou. The Bureau of Immigration issued a statement today according to which forty -five aliens were deported during the week ended April 14. Of this number thirty nine were paupers, twenty-one being Ital ians, five Hawaiians. four Greeks, two each of Finnish and Polish, 1 each of German Roumanian, Scandinavian, Slovah, and Syrian. In addition to this there were de ported one insane Italian, one diseased Syrian, one Italian contract laborer, one Greek, one Irish, and one Italian who had returned in one jear, also one Polish fe male who had been brought here for im moral purposes. To Omnuise "National Banks. The following applications for authority to organize national banks have received the approval of the Comptroller of the Currency: The First National Bank of Harvey, N. Dak., capital $25,000; the Lan caster National Bank, of Irvington, Va , capital $25,000; the Second National Bank of East Brady. Pa , capital $50,000; the rirst National Bank of Greenfield, Iowa, capital $25,000; the Citizens' National Bank of Covington, Ohio, capital $25,000; the First National Bank of Quitman, Mo , capital $25,000; the First National Bank or Orangeville, Ohio, capital $25,0C0. The Comptroller of the Currency also issued his certificate to the Citizens' National Bank of Lewiston, Pa , to begin business with a capital of $50,000. Dividends for Creditor. The Comptroller of the Currencj today declared dividends in favor of the creditors of insolvent banks as follows: A second dividend, 10 per cent, in favor of the Globe National Bank of Boston, Mass , making in all 30 per cent on claims proved amounting to $5,674,240 40. A fourth divi dend, of 5 per cent, in favor of the Mer chants' National Bank of Seattle, Wash., making in all 15 per cent on claims provd, amounting to $160,542.15. American Lnrd In Xtniur. Under date of March 6. 1S00. Con-ul Schumann transmits the following to the State Department: "The state penitentia ry of this city is advertising for bids for supplies, and among other articles requests 2,200 pounds of lard, either German or American (white label brandi. This is certainly very gratifying, taking into con sideration that only a few years ago American lard was practicallv tabooed in this city and great efforts were made to prohibit Its sale." AVindovv Frnme. rends o nse 75 etn. and up all null work low, at Cth aud X. Y. are. M MAI DEMOCRATS To Elect Delegates lo the National Convention Tonight IteMolutlons Ueuotinclnn- the rrlrt Faction an the 'lool of Trnstj to Aeeomjiliith the Downfall of the Acliranknn Hill lie Adopted Those AVho AMU Constitute the Gntlierinic The antl-Norris Democrats will hob) their City Convention tonight at the Grand Army Hall on Penn sylvania Avenue, between Four teenth anu Fifteenth Streets, be ginning at 7 20 o'clock, to select a delega tion to the National Democratic Convention at Kansas City and to adopt resolutions re affirming the Chicago platform and In structing the delegation to vote for Mr. Bryan, first, last, and all the time. Charles W. Slater will probably be temporary chairman and W. L. Dew art and W. M. Collins temporary secretaries. The resolutions to be adopted will be made as strong as possible in denuncia tion of the alleged frauds on the part of the Norris faction, in the recent prima ries, and In support of Mr. Bryan and Ms principles. They will recite that thou sands of dollars were spent before and during the primarieg to prevent the elec tion of a delegation from the District in structed for Bryan, and the assertion will be made that this money was put up b the great trusts and monopolies in the same way that they are alleged to be spending money throughout the country. It will be recited that the Democracy of the District is overwhelmingly for Bry an and against the Norris faetion and that a large majority- of the honest voles ease at the primaries were cast for the antl Norns delegates, but that the corrupt methods employed prevented the v4es Be ing counted A plank will be devoted to denuactatleB of trusts and another to militarism, mace especlallr s it has developed in sseh ial dBts as the Coeur d AIea.e affair Tke dif ferent planks of the Chieago platform will be reaffirmed The delegates to tonight's envetln are in nearly all cases the candidates of the Bryan Democracy at the receat prima ries As has been stated heretofore some of those candidates were elected and at tended the Norris Convention, wafeb makes them ineligible for the Bryan Cen- vention. In one or two other cags also it has been thought advisable to f-bsti- tute other name An alleged list of the delegates printed in a morning paper waa unofficial dad largely inaccurate Tha con vention will be composed as follows far as it ta possible now to name it frM the official lists First district Delegates Victor Bdyar. William Armiste&d. J T. Brashears. Al ternates: HdFew Beyer, George W. Fow ler, Henrj Perkins. Second district Delegates. S. A. Bums. Wiittam F Hohaead, eae unclaeveB. Alter nate John A. Lauer, Yeeter Bugwa. Pat- rick Moore. Third district Delegates Edward Ray neld. Cnris Hager. ae UBcfeeeea. AUtr nates Plak Cross, Chris Talbart, Joseph Connors. Fourth district Delegates John R. Me son George Gosnell. George T iiihew. Al ternates II O Kale. W J. Haaet, Mi chael Norris, on" u&choeen. Fifth distrlci-Deiegates Jams B. Clearj. Beala S. Feeney William O'Brien. Alternates Charles W. Slater. WMHaea King Thomas II. Carr. Sixth district Delegates William H. C. Bayly S Percy Thompson Charles Kwr tus Alternates George C. Riefc, Hms C. Talty, K. O Cole. Seventh district Delegates Dr L. Ftae Luckett, Dr D G. Lewis. Z. M. P. Kiy. MteraHtes John Brennsn, Joseph Ha nan John Boyle Eight district Delegates: A. B. Sc'ntot terbck. A Dnfour, William A. VavglM. Mternates John E. Miles, James E. Beat ton, Edward J Frank. Ninth district Delegates Mil tea M. Hawkins, Charles C. Carter, George F. Adair. Alternates Arthur H. An4eroe. Emery A. Bryant, one unehoiea. Tenth distrtc Delegates Dennis Miri Iany, W. J. McGirr, Moses Peek. Alter nates. P J Fingles, Joseph H. MeRoady, James B. Hubbard. Eleventh district Delegates WlHtaoi Nettzey, John T. Smith, Charles WeMtaaa. Mternates William Carney, Sinclair Don aldson. Claries Wells. Twelfth district Delegates- P F. O'Con nor George W Glasgow, Harry S Ha gh. Mternates J J O Connor, Matt MeCer miek. E Helm. Thirteenth distrkt Delegates Dr J. H. P Benson John Hcrstkamp. Dr N. E. Vowles Alternates Fuitoa Gordon, Hen ry B. Martin one unchosen. Fourteenth District Delegates: J. M. Dunn, P J Rosenberger, J. J Connelly. Alternates H. J Mattern, J. Kennedy, Jo seph Williams Fifteenth district Delegates J. Robert Johnson, John Schlotterbeck. George Dut rovv. Alternates Henry S. Sears, Edward. Holmes. S. N Howard. Sixteenth district Delegates and alter nates unchosen. Seventeenth district Delegates Derai nlc Sullivan. Robert E Mattingly. Richard Jennings Alternates Douglass Fenwtek, George N. Mattingly, Charles Matthews. Eighteenth district Delegates: Andrew J. Sanford. Matt Horn; one unchosen. Al ternates Robert Carroll, Fred A. Wal ters, one unchosen Nineteenth district Delegates Thomas Ryan, J. A. Quill. J L. Gleason. Alter nates V. Carroll. Thomas Sweeney, Jime5 D. Finch, jr. Twentieth district Delegates W S Ri ley, Edward Rice. M. J. Brown. Alter nates: Frank Richards, Dr. Hosklns; ona unchosen. Twenty-first district Delegates V. J. Simmons, William W Hallam. D. J. J. Slattery. Alternates: M. T. Randolph. J. D. Murray; one unchosen. Twenty-second district Delegate An-t drew Miller. Samuel E. Shields Loa Leh man. Alternates Fred Schloeser. M. J. Coffey, jr.. J. A Hughes. At the headquarters of the Br van De mocracy this morning full confidence was) expressed that the delegates to be chosen tonight will be seated at the Natfttnai Convention and that the Norris delegation will be thrown out. 1'errv . Heath Not to Ite-iidi. The First Assistant Postmaster General, Perry S. Heath, this morning contradicted the report, appearing in n mornlig naper to the effect that ho had tendered hto res ignation to the Postmaster General, tint , he might devote himself to the worX of ha Republican National Executive CoramHtae. He stated that he knew nothing of the ru mor and denied that he anticipated sact action. Government Ueceiptx Todav. The receipts of the United trte Gar inent today amounted to 2 268 (".M5, wnlch sum was made up of the faroriBg sources: Customs. $331 S-'7 SI. intenal ror, enue, Jl.SSO.bCOOfl; mis elk-neon. $76,--100.86- The "xpenditnr s today reached the sum of $1,640,000. leaving an exeats ot receipts over expenditures today i" ?0l8f- 620.46. Cnrpentert call Jlrnt nt Friendly Cor ner for lowest luds. Lumber Jnd mil1 w'4 F. Libbcy & Co.