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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
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
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.
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
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.
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"
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.
The Prince of A iiles Will ot AoId
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
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
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
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
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."
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
NInetj Spanish prisoners who were lib
erated at Taj aba, the capital of the prov
ince of the same name, arrived here this
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.
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
"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 '
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.
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.
Pi-IcimIm XVitnt llliu Appointed
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
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 -.
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
Mule Militln s.-iil to Quell
he ltiot
nt C i ulon Diini.
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 ''
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
Trains of the Southern Itnilwiiy Ope
rnte X ithnnt Telefcra pliers.
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.
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
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
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
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
'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.
&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.
'1 lie VimiiI Vpiiroprinf ion Hill I nUrr
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.
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
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
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
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-
Cnrpentert call Jlrnt nt Friendly Cor
ner for lowest luds. Lumber Jnd mil1 w'4
F. Libbcy & Co.

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