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Number i473 WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY, APKIIi 18, 1900. RECALLED FROM AFRICA General Warren Reported to Have Heeu Ordered Home. JIIs Action nt Spion Kop tlic rroh nlilc Hcflnon-Gcncrnl Roberts' Des ,pntch to the War OlUcc Critict iliiK the Throe Officers Wlio'I'nr ticlpated in She EiiRaBenient. LONDON, April IS. It is reported today that LiouL Gen. Sir Charles Warren, whose work at Spion Kop was so sharply criti cised by Lord Roberts, has been recalled from South Africa and ordered to return to England. In his report to the War Office General Lord Roberts complains that the plan of operations is not clearly described. After sketching General Buller's Intentions, as communicated to Sir Charles Warren, who commanded the whole force. Lord Roberts points out that General Warren seems to have concluded, after consultation with his officers, that the flanking movement, or dered by General Buller, was impractica ble, and, therefore, so changed the plan of advance as to necessitate the capture and retention of Spion Kop. Lord Roberts con tinues: "As Warren considered it impossible to make the wide flanking movement which was recommended, if not actually pre scribed, in the secret instructions, he should forthwith have acquainted Buller with the course he proposed to adopt. There is nothing to show whether he did so or not. But it is only fair to Wan en to point out that Buller appears through out to have been aware of what was hap pening." Rogardlug the withdrawal from Spon Kop. the retention of whieh had become essential to the relief of Ladysmith, Lord Roberts says: "I regret to be unable to concur with Bullor in thinking Thorneycroft exercised wise discretion in ordering the troops to retire. I am of the opinion that Thorney croft's assumption of responsibility and authority was wholly inexcusable. During the night the enemy's fire could not have been formidable, and it would not have ta ken more than two or three hours for Thorneycroft to communicate by messen ger with Major General Coke or Warren. "Coke appears to have left Spion Kop at 9:30 o'clock in the evening for the pur pose of consulting with Warren. Up to that hour the idea of withdrawal had not been entertained. Yet. almost immediate ly after Coke's departure Thorneycroft is sued the order, without reference to su perior authority, which upset the whole plan of operations and rendered unavail ing the sacrifices already made to carry it into effect. On the other hand, it is only right to state that Thorneycroft appears to have behaved in a very gallant manner throughout the day. Warren ot nt pion Kop. "It is to be regretted that Warren did not hliself visit Spion Kop in the after noon or evening, knowing, as he did, that the state of affairs ws6 very critical and that the loss of the position would involve the failure of the operations. He conse quently was obliged to summon Coke to his headquarters, and the command at Spion Kop thus devolved on Thorneycroft, unknown to Coke, who was under the im pression that the command devolved upon Colonel Hill, as senior officer. Omissions or mistakes of this nature may be trivial in themselves, yet they may exercise an im portant influence on the course of events, and I believe Buller was justified in re marking, "There was a want of organiza tion and system which acted most unfav orably on the defence. "The attempt to relieve Ladysmith was woll devised, and I agree with Buller in thinking it ought to have succeeded. That it failed may in some measure have been due to the difficulties of the ground and the commanding positions held by the enemy, and probably albo to errors of judgment and want of administrative capacity on the part of Warren. But, whatever faults Warren may have committed, the failure must also be attributed to the disinclina tion of the officer in supreme command to assert his authority and see that what he thought best was done, and also to the un warrantable and needless assumption of responsibility by a subordinate officer." The despatch concludes: "The gratifying feature of these des patches is the admirable behavior of the troops throughout the operation." General Buller's report disputes General Warren's statements in his report on Spion Kop. He tells how he saw the force at Spion Kop had given way before War ren knew of it, and telegraphed to War ren: "Unless you put a really good, hard fighting man in command on top, you will lose the hill. I suggest Thorneycroft." General Buller continues: 'o Investigation Ordered. "I have not thought it necessary to order an investigation. If, at sundown, the de fence of the summit had been taken in hand, entrenchments laid out, and the dead and wounded removed, the w'hole place would have been brought under reg ular military command, and the hills would have been held, I am sure. But no arrangements were made. Coke appears to have been ordered away Just as he would have been useful, and no one succeeded him. Those on top were ignorant of the fact that the guns were coming up, and generally there was a want of organiza tion and system that acted most unfavor ably on the defence. Preparations for the second day's defence should have been or ganized during the day and commenced at nightfall. As this was not done, I th'.nk Thorneycroft exercised wise discretion." General Warren says that on consulta tion with the commander-in-chief, when the question of retiring or attacking Spion Kop .was discussed, Warren expressed his preference for attacking. This was suc cessfully accomplished by Woodgate, who was wounded. Then lame the order from Buller to put Thorneycroft In command on the summit. In the meantime, Warren had sect Coke up to re-enforce him, with -orders to assume command. After many ineffectual efforts to heliograph Tborney--croft and find whether he had assumed command. Warren was .finally able to get orders through, and concluded the posi Mend your Fences. See I.lhhey fc Co. "ickcts, palincs. posts, rails, at Cth k X. Y. avc tion could bo held if guns could be pro vided and shelter obtained. "Both these conditions were about to be fulfilled when, in the absence of Coke, whom I had ordered to come and report in person on the situation, the evacuation took place under orders given on his own responsibility by Thorneycroft. This oc curred In the face of vigorous protests of Coke's brigade major and others." LOSSES AT WEPENER. The Totnl Cannivlty List of Great Britain Very Lijht. LONDON. April 18 The total British losses at Wepener were 20 killed and 100 wounded. THE MAINE AT MADEIRA. America's Hospital Ship KeturratnG From South Africa. LONDON, April 18. The hospital ship Maine arrived at Madeira today on her way home from South Africa. NO HOPE FROM AUSTRIA. The Prii y Councillor See Xo Chnnce for Intervention. VIENNA, April IS. Deputy Pessler to day forwarded to Count Goluchowslti, the Privy Councillor, the resolution adoptel by the meeting at Llnzi for intervention by the powers between Great Britain and the South African Republics. In leply. Count Golnchowski sa'.d that in view of Great Britain's attitude he saw no chance for intenention. ON THE GOLD COAST. Great Ilrltniii Landing Troop to Subdue the AMhnntlK. ACCRA, April 17. The British relieving force is approaching Kumassi. It is stat ed that the Ashantis are determined to bring matters to a crisis before the arri val of the troops. The British screw gun boat Magpie has landed bluejackets at Cape Coast Castle in the Gold Coast Colo ny. It is most difficult to procure accurate information as to the situation at Ku niabsi. GOING TO SIMLA. Viceroy and l.mly fnrron Soon to Leave Bombay. BOMBAY, April IS. The Viceroy and Lady Curzon will go to Simla on April 27. They will probably remain throughout the heated season in the hills. FUGITIVE COLE CAUGHT. IlvcoKnizcd 1J" n Street Car Comluc tor Near XiiiBara Kail. BUFFALO, X. Y., April IS. Lewis E. Cole, the crippled fugitive, who escaped last week from a deputy sheriff, in whose custody he was on an order of arrest in a civil action, was captured near Tonawanda yesterday, as he was making his way to Niagara Falls to cross the border into Canadrt. He was in a closed carriage, but through the window he was recognized by a street car conductor in passing the ve hicle, and the conductor notified the Tona wanda police. It was believed that Cole was in Canada, as a letter mailed from Fort Eric, Ontario, from Cole to Sheriff Kilgallon. was ie ceived by the sheriff after the prisoner's departure. But this was merely a ruse to threw the sheriff off the scent. Cole has been in a private house near the one frcm which he escaped, it is said. He is now safel lodged in jail, and the sheriff feels relieved, for with Cole gone he was liable on a judgment for ?S,000. which the plain tiff in the action was free to recover by default Cole was allowed to live in a private house wiile in the custody of the sheriff, and pay $30 a day for two depu ties to watch him, besides their board and lodging. A BOY SHOT IN PLAY. Youths Become Enthusiastic Over the llocr "War. DOVER, Del., April IS. A crowd of boys who became enthusiastic over the Boer war, and wanted to become expert marks men with revolvers, came to grief here last evening. They repaired to the outskirts of town. John Wheatley, another boy, saw the boys shooting wildly and assuming warlike attitudes and John started to run. Just then Dawson Wilcutts and Seagar GibEon shot in his direction and Wheatley reeled and fell. A bullet had entered his right side below the waist. Walter Wheatley, father of the wounded bny. has advised against prosecuting the youths until it is known whether "or not his boy's wound is mortal. THE SEDGWICK ARRIVES. Passengers nnil Discharged Soldiers From the Antilles. NEW YORK, April IS. The United States transport Sedgwick, from Matanzas, Cienfuegos, and Havana, withsixty-seven cabin passengers and 105 discharged sol-j diers, civilians, etc., arrived today. Among the passengers who arrived on the Sedgwick were Col. Calvin DeWitt, Major S. F. Dodge, Major W. F. Carter, Lieutenants A. W. Chaee and M. Young, and Gen. W. D. Whipple, retired. Catching Menhaden Begins. 1RVINGTCJ, Va., April IS. Menhaden fishing has commenced. One of the three steamers or Bellows & Squires, situated on Dymer's Creek, Lancaster county, started out last week and one of the three steamers of the Carter's Creek Fish Guano Company has left for the South to catch the valuable menhaden. All the other steamers of the Chesapeake Bay about twenty In number will begin busi ness about the 1st of May. Sir. Parker Han Opposition. NEWARK, N. J., April 18. City Comp tioller John S. Gibson came out today with the announcement that he would be a candidate for Congress, to succeed Richard Wayne Parker. A lively contest is expect ed. Convention Endorsed McKinley. NEWA'RK, N. J.. April IS. At the Re publican convention of the Eighth Con gressional district, yesterday afternoon, Charles J. Flske. of Plainfleld, and George Decamp, of Roseland, were chosen dele gates to the National Convention. Strong resolutions upholding McKinley's Admin istration and. recommending his renomina tion were adopted. Mrs. Bernard Becre Marries. LONDON, April 18.Mrs. Bernard Beere, the actress, was married yesterday to Ir. C. WT. Olivier, who was formerly private secretary to the Earl of Lonsdale. " The Knlser to Go to Coww. LONDON, Apfil IS. According to pres ent arrangements the Emperor William wj.ll arrive at Cowes on August 2. Ask your ilrngsiit for Ivretol. 1 1-2 1y 1 1-2-lnch Pickets. 4 ft. lonjr, 214c each; clear No. 1, dressed i tAts. Libbcy ACCUSED OF COMPLICITY Taylor Charged With Conspiring to Procure Goebel's Deatb. The Kentucky Grand Jury Returns True Hills Afuiiiwt Principals mid Accessories, to He Followed by One .Against the L'hurper Five of the Indicted Men Under Arrest. LOUISVILLE, Ky., April IS. The in dictments in the Goebel assassination case returned last evening will be followed by more true bills by Saturday in which W. S. Taylor, who claims to be Governor of Kentucky, will be indicted. The con fessions of Henry E. Youtsey and W. H. Culton are directed at Taylor. Those indicted as principals in the mur der are: Henry U. Youtsey, of Newport, clerk in tho office of the State Auditor; Harlan Whittaker, of Butler county, a farmer, and friend of Taylor's family; Berry Howard, of Bell county, former Democrat and former member of the State Legislature, James Howard, of the famous lighting Howard clan of Clay county, now under Indictment for killing George Bak er, and "Tallow Dick" Combs, a mulatto barber from the mountain town of Beat tyville. , Indicted as accessories before the fact: Charles E. Finley, of Williamsburg. Re publican leader and former Secretary of State; Caleb Powers, of Barbourville, Secretary of State; John L. Powers, his brother, also of Barbourville. a captain in the State Guard; W. H. Culton, of Jack son, clerk in the office of the Auditor, and son of a prominent mountain preacher; F. Wharton Golden, of Barbourville, public examiner of Knox county, and star w.t ness for the Commonwealth. Accused of complicity, but not indicted: William S. Taylor, of Butler county, form er Attorney General of Kentucky; John L. Davis, a Federal veteran and politUian of the Capitol Square; Green Golden, of Bar bourville, biother of Wharton Golden, and keeper of a hotel. The principals are included in one In dictment, but separate indictments are presented against those charged with being accessories. The latter contains the sen sational charge against W. S. Taylor. The language of one of them, that against Fin ley, alleges that the former Secretary, "with intent to bring about the death and procure the murder of William Goebel, did conspire with W. S. Taylor and others to this grand jury unknown." Two others, Capt. John Davis, who is now out on ball, and Green Golden, of Barbourville, a brother of F. Wharton Gol den, are accused as is the Governor, and will likely with him be indicted later. Of the men indicted, live, Henry Yout sey, Harlan Whittaker, Richard Combs, Caleb Powers, and W. H. Culton are under arrest here. Two. Charles Finley and John L. Powers, are fugitives from Justice, the former in Indianapolis and the latter In hiding in the mountains. Though immunity from punishment has not been offered by the Commonwealth to either Culton or Golden it is generally un derstood here that the indictments against them will be dismissed after they have told of their own connection and that of others with the conspiracy. Green Golden, who is accused but not indicted, has never before been mentioned in connection with the case. Though no definite arrangement has been made for the arraignment of the in dicted persons, it is thought that Caleb Powers. Youtsey, Culton, "Tallow Dick" Combs, and Harlan Whittaker will be called into court after motion hour today and the indictments read to them. TAYLOR CONSENTS TO TALK. He Admits Ills Visit to This City to He of Political Sijsiiillcnnce. W. S. Taylor, who claims to be Gover nor of Kentucky, and who has been at the Raleigh for the past three daysx maintain ing a sphynx-like silence which has baf fled all callers, deigned to utter a few words this morning. As it Is well known that he is "out" to all newspaper men, it happened this morning that he left the confines of his room and after a short walk in the rain for exercise, re-entered the hotel and made a hurried dash for the elevator. Here he was cornered by sev eral callers, including a Times reporter. "Mr. Taylor," he was asked, "have you called on the President since your arrival in the city?" "Why should I call on the President?" he rejoined in an evasive manner. "Are you .not making some effort to ob tain Federal intervention in the Kentucky troubles?" was asked. "I decline to say anything," said he. "Has not your visit some political sig nificance as to the course of the Republi can party managers in case the Suprsme Court upholds Mr. Beckham?" Mr. Taylor was silent for a moment," but as he stepped into the elevator, and closed thq door, be said: "I suppose so." Mr. Taylor is a busy man and spends ten hours a day with Helm Bruce, his at torney, and his stenographer. Hundreds of callers have asked to see him each day, but he is "out" to all but a few of these. "Most of his callers are strangers to me," said one of the hotel clerks. "They look like backwoodsmen or mountaineers." It is expected that Mr. Taylor will re main in the city about three weeks. At the same time, Col. K. J. Hampton, who accompanies Mr. Taylor, told a Times re porter yesterday that it was Mr. Taylor's intention to leave Washington this evening for Kentucky. SUICIDE OF A REPORTER. The Man Who Warned Goehel Kills dim .self. LEXINGTON, Ky., April 18. D. T. Bax ter, a well-known newspaper correspond ent, committed suicide at his home here yesterday. Hev first attempted to end his life wilh a pair of small scissors. Five deep wounds were made by the blades of the instrument. He then shot a bullet into his brain. The deed was not discov ered until his daughter went to his room to call him. During the night he suffered from hal lucinations. He imagined that detectives wanted him because of the fact that he had warned Senator Goebel that there was danger of his being killed. A few days prior to the assassination of Goebel Bax ter said that he had a dream which caus ed him to send word to Goebel that his life was in danger. , This preyed on his mind and he imagin ed that the detectives working on the Goe bel assassination wanted him tot'ell why he had warned Senator Goebel. He had -packed his trunk and left several notes stating that he would leave the Stale per haps never to return. It developed at the inquest that the pistol "with which the deed was commit ted had been found by him some weeks ago, and that he had advertised yesterday for the owner. The 'theorytliat Tie had been murdered was advanced because of the fact that the bullet wound in his head was unusually far back and that in none of the letters he left had he said anything about suicide. Ccilnr Posts. S ft. Ioiik. " cts.; ncTrr decaj ; bcsfniade. Call at 6th and X. Y. a THE CROTON DAM STRIKE. Fciv Men Returned to Work This Morn In tj. CROTON LANDING, N. Y., April 18. The entire Seventh Regiment is now en camped in what is known as Holbrook's Field, at a point 1,000 yards west of the old Croton Dam, and commanding a full view of tho dam and gatehouse. Although the weather wfould not ordi narily have been regarded as good enough to call out any men to-go to work on the new dam at Croton, the whistle which, it was expected, would sen.d hundreds of men to work, whenever it was blown, sounded this morning at 7 o'clock, but there was eo outpouring of Italians rushing Lack to work. In fact, besides the engineers of a few locomotives for the granite trains and come other skillful workmen, who had never had any dispute about wages, there were not more than fifty men who went back to work. Of that number eighteeu were drivers of cement wagons, which' ever since April 1 had been in the stable at the cement depot on the river at Croton Landing. Under military escort the cement train of eight een wagons proceeded slowly from the tle pot to the new Cornell Dam where It ar rived at 0 o'clock. The safe arrival of the cement train was an agreeable surprise to the contractors. MOUNT VERNON. N. Y., April IS. Thirty warrants have been issued for the arrest of the ringleaders of the strike and have been given to Sheriff Molloy to exe cute. Presumably the sheriff will today rail on General Roe to give him sufficient force to make the arrests which will bring matters to a crisis and probably precipi tate a fight as the strikers will certainly resist any attempt to arrest their leaders. SENTENCED TO BE HANGED. nick Phillips Convicted of Artillery man Xcu's Death. NEWPORT NEWS, Va., April IS. In Elizabeth City County Court Judge Lee sentenced Dick Phillips, convicted of mur dering Artilleryman New, to be hanged May 25. Counsel for Phillips noted seven exceptions nnd asked for a stay of sen tence to August 2, in order to give them an opportunity to carry the matter to higher courts. Judge Lee granted the re quest. Phillips' friends arc using every means to save his neck. Monday night a benefit was given in Washington for Philips, nnd one night this week a cakewalk and dance will be given, either in Hampton or Phoe bus, for the purpose of raising funds with which to defray the expenses of makng the fight to save the negrots life. A CONVICT PARDONED. An lenped Prisoner Series iu the Arm j nnd (Joes Free. AUSTIN, Texas, April IS. Governor Sayres yesterday pardoned Ottley War ren, son of W. H. Warren, a well-known citizen of Austin, who was convicted in this county in 1S95 of burglary and theft and sentenced to four yea in the State penitentiary. After serving only one ear and eight months of his term Warren es caped from the penitentiary and went to Baltimore, Md., where be married a young lady of good family and enlisted in tho United States Army as a private. He serv ed through the war wltht Spain and in Cuba was promoted to the rank of corpo ral. He went with the Si,' Artillery to the Philippines and scr.co u.rough a hard campaign against the rebel? in Luzon. His three years' term of enlistment ex pired a short tune ago, and he was cent to this country as a member of a detail which brought back a number of prisoners from the Philippines. He was honorably dis charged immediately upon his arrival In this country. He served in the Army un der F. J Bliss. While in Manila he wrote to Governor Sayres, giving a full account of himself and asking that a pardon be granted him. The Governor answered that he could not consider the matter until he had placed himself in the hands of the penitentiary authorities of this State. DRAWING THE COLOR LINE. IHkIi School Students at Carlisle. Pa., I?nicr a Protest. CARLISLE, Pa., April IS. There have been no colored graduates in Carlisle's high schools in recent years. This year there are three, and the white pupils of the graduating class do not desire that they participate in the class day exercises, and have so expressed themselves to the board of directors. The board held a special meeting, and decided that the colored pupils must be admitted to the class day exercises, and if this is not satisfactory to the whites they will abolish the custom of holding the exercises. CUSTOMS IN THE PHILIPPINES. A War Department Statement Con cerning Three Months. According to a statement made today by the Division of Customs and Insular Affairs of the War Department, the rcce'pts in the Philippine Islands for the months of January, February, and March, 19C0, re spectively, were: January, $563,509.60; Kohmiarv fr.ihlpl. 5426.423: March (cable). $679,446.50. The customs receipts for March alone reached the sum ot ?od,yu.ou. "e inti roxoinis for thn three months were $1,669,379.10. The receipts of March exceed those of either the two previous months by $115,936.90. Died In a PnroAjM" of Anger. NORRISTOWN, Pa., April IS. A party given by James Pasquale to a member of his Italian and American friends, had a sad ending this evening, whnn Mrs. Marga ret Evans died suddenly. The latter is a native of this country; but she was one of the participants. Just before her death Mrs. Evans is alleged to have been vp braided by Mrs. Charlotte Redfern for not going home to prepare her; husband's sup per. Mrs. Evans Insisted that she had been home, and In a paroxysm of anger she fell into a faint and; neper recovered. Suicide of Klcctrlcal "fcxpert Potis. CHICAGO, April 18. )salvator Potis, Chief Engineer for the Illinois Telegraph and Telephone Company, was found dead in a room at the Technical' Club yesterday. He had committed suicide by shooting himself through the heart. ; He left no let ter explaining his act. It is believed he was temporarily insane from the effects of grip. He was known to the electrical fra ternity throughout the world as a builder of street railroad powerhouses. The larg est of those In Chicago were designed by him. Killed hy an Knjjliie. MEDIA. Pa., April 18, The mangled bodies of James McGarrity, of Hartford, Conn., and Mary Taylor, of Philadelphia, two watercress gatherers, were found yesterday on the railroad track near Grassland, on the Newtown Square branch or the P., W. &. B. R. R. It Is supposed that the man and woman had .become in toxicated, and lying down on the track went to sleep- There were broken pieces ot whisky bottles strewn about their dead bodies. They were struck by an extra en gine. Miss Hanna SeJgley. the young wo man who so mysteriousli disappeared from her home here three -weeks-ago, is now at the home of her father in this city. It is said she returned Monday. ix.T nnd 2x4 Units, dressed 4 sides. jI3js ready. Libbey & Co., Cth and X. Y. ave. THE DEMAND OS TURKEY Secretary Hay Preparing a Fiu:.l Note to the Porte. Unless the Claim of America for In demnity Is Promptly Satlsllcd the Turkish Minister Will He Handed His Passports and Diplomatic II c latloiiB With Ills Country Severed. State Department officials, while deny ing that anything has been done to cause a severance of diplomatic relations be tween Turkey and the. United States on account of the failure of Turkey to pay the indemnity demanded by this Government for the outrages on American missionary interests in Armenia, tacitly admits that the relations of the two countries are strained. To ail Intents, the Sublime Porte and the Government at Washington are not on friendly terms and are con ducting no more diplomatic business than is absolutely necessary. Oscar Strau, the United States Minister to Turkey, left Constantinople with the purpose of remaining away until the In demnity had been paid and he is now in this country awaiting developments. Amer ican interests in Turkey are' in charge of Lloyd C. Grlscom, first secretary of the mission at Constantinople, but his with drawal may be ordered by the State De partment In the near future. Ample warn ing will be given, however, before there Is a complete severance of diplomatic rela tions. How soon the first step to bring about the end will be taken Is known only to the officials concerned. The attitude of the United States is that Turkey must pay the indemnity or suffer the consequences of a severance of her diplomatic relations with the United States. Secretary Hay has been away from the State Department for two days. All of the Department officials profess to be igno rant of his whereabouts. It is supposed that he is at his residence here or at some secluded resort where he will be free from interruption, preparing the final note which may mean so much to Turkey and the United States. All Ferrouh Bey, the Turkish Minister, remains In Washing ton awaiting developments which will take the form of a polite Invitation to leave the United States, delivered through the ac tion of the State Department in handing him a safe transport from the country if his Government does not keep its promise to make amends for the Armenian out rages. That the negotiations are in the acute stage is not denied, but the officials are unwilling to furnish details of what is contemplated. It. was learned today that Minister Straus just before leaving Constantinople had made a final effort to get the gultan to redeem bis promise to pay. His re quest was in the nature of a demand, It Is understood, couched in such language as to give Turkey ample warning of the consequences of refusal. Turkey Is fully aware of the temper of the United States, but relies on her peculiar political and geographical situation to save her from any harm. It is, not reasonable to sup pose that Turkey has not the money vith which to satisfy the American claim, amounting to $l60",000, and the suggestion Is advanced here that, outside of his pro clivity for evading the payment of obliga tions, the Sultan is afraid that satisfactloa of the American claim will cause the Eu ropean powers to compel him to liquidate the debts which nearly all of them have charged up against him. The Sultan's at titude toward the Government has been of such a character, however, that the United States cannot without loss of pride, recede from its determination to have satisfac tion. One thing appears to be certain, and that is that the final action of the United States will not be long delayed, and may culminate this week. At the Turkish Legation this morning the secretaries claimed to have heard nothing of any contem plated action on the part of the United States Government, and stated that the proposal to hand the Turkish Minister his passports was news to them. It was claimed that they were not at liberty to discuss the matter, but if there were any complications it was tho business of AH Ferrouh "Bey and the State Department and not for publication. NAMED BY THE PRESIDENT. Frank "IV. Ilackett to Be Assistant Secretary of the Navy. The President today sent Xo the Senate the nomination of Frank W. Hackett, of New Hampshire, to be Assistant Secretary of the Navy. THE M'UTN JURY. The Talesmen Kxhaustcd nnd Addi tional Ones Summoned. The empanelling of a Jury in the case of Charles L. McUin, charged with the mur der ot Ttobert E. Turner, was resumed to day in Criminal Court No. 1. The failure to complete the jury yesterday, before the regular panel of Jurors was exhausted, ne cessitated the summoning of twenty-five extra talesmen. Twenty-one of these re ported for duty this morning, and after an examination of their fitness to serve as jurors the jury was still incomplete. Justice Clabaugh, who Is presiding at the trial, thereupon ordered forty extra talesmen summoned to report for service tomorrow. When the court adjourned there were eleven talesmen in the jury box. - Accidentally Shot by His Wife. WATERTOWN, Wis., April IS. Charles Wright, of the town of Emmet, Dodge county, was accidentally shot by his wife, with a shotgun yesterday. Mrs. Wright shot a large hawk which attacked the chickens, near the barn door. Just as Wright was passing out of .the barn, and the charge tore through his body, killing him almost instantly. Cemeterj' Mnst 3Iove. HARRISBURC Pa., April 18. Judge Slmonton, of Dauphin county, handed down an opinion yesferday restraining the Meth odist Cemetery Association, at Willlams- l town, from malntalnlngacemetery for burial purposes. The home oi tleorge Wahl, the plaintiff, adjoins the cemetery, and in his bill of complaint he alleges the water drained from the cemetery was in jurious to his well and a menace to the people using the same. Hest Fence, Board, nt ?1.0() nrr ICO so. It.: found, dry, bright.. Cth and X. Y. I avc. ,, " THE DAY IN THE SENATE. A Xuiiibcr of Bills Introduced nnd Discussed. In the Senate this morning Mr. Chandler introduced, hy request, a bill for the pre vention of the denial or abridgement of the right of United States citizens to vote on account of color, and it was referred to the Committee on Privileges and Elections. A resolution was offered by Mr. Hoar calling for a statement of the number ot colored men and Indians in soldiers' homes remarking that his object was to ascertain whether they were numerous enough to justify separate homes for them. Mr. Pettus suggested the Inclusion in the same enquiry of national insane asylums, and after a short colloquy the resolution was modified accordingly and was cgreed to. A resolution was offered by Mr. Gallinger calling on the Secretary of the Treasury for a statement showing the aggregate amount of revenue, since the War Reve nue law went into effect, received from btamps on notes, bank checks, insurance policies, leases, mortgages, telegrams, ex press packages, and medicines. Mr. Hoar suggested the inclusion of du ties on succession to estates, and Mr. Spooner suggested the inclusion of beer. .Mr. Piatt of Connecticut remarked that there was a desire to have the war tax measure amended and that it that ques tion was taken up the whole subject would have to be considered and the Information would have to extend to all the subjects. Ho thought, therefore, the resolution should go over. And it went over until tomorrow. House bill providing that the State of Wyoming be permitted to reliqulsh to the United States certain lands heretofore se lected and to select other lands from the public domain In lieu thereof, was passed. An effort was made by Mr. Money to have taken up and considered the bill to revive and amend the act for the collection of abandoned property in the insurrection ary districts during the war; but the ef fort was obstructed by the unanimous con sent in favor of the Quay resolution and of the Philippine bill and Mr. Money was notified by Mr. Hale and others that there would be earnest and apduous opposition to his bill. Mr. Carter objected and remarked that the Senate was really engaged now In con sidering the Alaska bill. "The Senator from Montana Is mistak en." Mr. Chandler interposed jocuia'rly, "the Senate Its now engaged in the consid eration of the Quay resolution." tLaugb ter.) Mr. Jones explained that .Mr. Money's motion was to take up his bill without any Interference with either the Quay case or the Philippine matter. Mr. Money moved to proceed to the con sideration of the bill subject to all the rights of the Quay case. Mr. Chandler suggested, that a condi tional motion of that kind was not in or der. Mr. Hale "aid that the bill was a fery Important one and involved taking from the Treasury a very large amount of money. "About t5.000.oe0," Mr. Money Inter posed. THE TREATY WITH SPAIN. Extension of Time Granted Itesi dents of the Philippines. The Treat v between the United Stately' and Spain, extending for six months the time In which Spanish residents of the Philippine Islands may decide whether they will remain Spanish citizens, was consiJered today by the Senate Com mltee on Foreign Relations, and a favor able report authorized. THREE NEW BRIGADIERS. PO!sihlc Change of Volunteers to the Hejrulnr Service. General Grosvenor today introduced a bill authorizing the President to appoint from among the general officers of volun teers, now in service, not to exceed three brigadier generals in the regular service with a view to placing them on the retired list of the Regular Army. The officers for whose benefit the bill was introduced were said by General Grosvenor to be Generals FItzhugh Lee, James H. Wilson, and Jo seph Wheeler. MONEY EOR THE NAVY. The Appropriation Hill Aaln Dis enssed iu the Honse. After the reading of the journal, the House went at once Into Committee of the Whole to further consider the Naval Ap priation bill, it being read by paragraphs for amendment. MONEY FOR MEDALS. Drnverj of American Sailors to lie Suitably' Commemorated. The Senate today passed a joint resolu tion authorizing the Secretary of the Navy to cause to be struck bronze medals com memorating such naval engagements in West Indian waters and on the coast of Cuba as he shall consider worthy of com memoration and to distribute such medals to the officers and men of the North At lantic squadron. The sum of $25,000 is appropriated for the purpose. As originally introduced the Joint resolution specified the engagements to be commemorated, but the Committee on Naval Affairs presented the above sub stitute, which was adopted. GUARDS AT THE WORKHOUSE. The House District Committee Dis cusses the Subject. The Committee on the District of Colum bia of the House of Representatives met this morning, Mr. Jenkins of Wisconsin, presiding. In the absence of Mr. Babcock, the chairman. It was agreed to make a favorable report on the restlutlon offered by Mr. Otey, requesting of the Commis sioners of the District whether it would be practicable to increase the number of guards at the workhouse and reduce the number of hours now required of the guards at that place. For n Hall of Kecords. A bill to provide for the purchase of a site for a Hall of Records has been Intro duced in the Senate by Mr. Fairbanks. The Secretary of the Treasury Is author ized to purchase or acquire through con demnation proceedings the plot of ground with the buildings thereon situated on the southeast corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Fifteenth Street northwest, provided that the expenditure shall not be in ex cess of $400,000. The Secretary is also authorized to purchase such other proper ty adjoining the acovc as is iouuu uutea sary for the purpose. Charles lloore Called to Detroit. . Charles Moore. Clerk of tie Senate Committee on the District of Columbia, was called to Detroit today by the death of his brother-in-law. Sullivan M Cufjh'on. of that city. "orfnlUfcWuhliiKton Steamboat Co. I!c1isl.Uul Hips dally at 6:30 p. rn. to Old Point "Vmfnrt, Xcwport Xcws. Norfolk, and Virctnu. Rraili. For schedule, ste page 7. Ilrmlovk Fencing. IxtJ nnd 1x12, a'wajs in ttoilc CjII on F. Libbey k Co. Army Officers to" Serve Until Civil ians Are Appointed. A Joint Resolution to This Effect Drafted at u. Conference Betrreen. the President nnd Secretary Root. Will Probably He Submitted. 3o Co ii Kress Late Thin Afternoon. The first step in securing supplemental legislation for Porto Rico to relieve the difficulty now confronting the President in organizing the civil government was ta ken today by Secretary Root, who submit ted to President McKinley a draft of a joint resolution, providing for the reten tion of Army officers in their civil posi tions in the island until Governor Allen shall select their successors. It will probably be passed without delay. This legislation has been made necessary because of the failure of Congress to pass the Porto Rlcan bill earlier than It dld Governor Allen has less than two weeks within which to select civil officials to fill the Island positions now occupied by Army officers. Under the law when an Army officer accepts a civil appointment under the United States he Immediately vacates his military office. Secretary Root and the President had a conference this afternoon on the question, of retaining the Army officers in their po sitions pending the installation of the civ il government and the former explained the necessity for the Immediate passage of the Joint resolution. It was decided at this conference to have the resolution of fered In Congress this afternoon. Earlier in the day Speaker Henderson was closeted with the President for tho greater part of an hour. On leaving the White House he declined to make any statement as to what was discussed, but it is supposed that the need of sew Perte Rt can legislation was the subject. For the most part, callers at the Wk.te House this morning were ineltsed to tebt that Ccngress would be called apoa to pats any additional statutes fcr attaortein Army officers to held civil pe-l'tom :'a Porto Rko after the iaauguratioa ef Gov ernor Allen. Senator Davis said: "I d mot see any ne cessity of enacting addltiraai Perte Rlcan legislation. There he always a qmsi-ln- terregnum In such eases- as this Ir Perto Rico where the military antbrltles are giving place to civil odkers. Usder suh circumstances a little latitude Is Inevita ble. No. I do not eee why CBgres shewM be called on to pass any laws to cover that point." Representative Joha A. McDawell of Ohio who called on the President o minor busi ness remarked: "I do not thlak that the new Porto Rican govemmeBt caa preve a success. There will be a dWe-aeaded authority, with the civil goverr ami the military commander each daiizttag pewer. Should the natives consent to the new ar- der of things Gove rnor Allen may get ateag comfortably, but a rebellion would put the army officers in the saddle. BesMes tbat there Is sure to be much earpetMggtog. No. I have net heard much discAeatoa sr ? enacting additfenal legtelatio for carrying out the Porto Rlcan law. I k not tawk any such additional law will b at through." Representative Julius Kaba CaJiter nia looked In with a party t frieMte. Senator Shoiip of Idane and Satr Addi son G. Foster of Washington wer also among the callers. Representative Patrick Henry of Miss issippi called in regard to legalising the bridge over the Pearl River at Rockferd. The stream has been declared at navi gable and Mr. Henry wants the resae of the bridge over it given legal status. Justice Gray, of the Supreme Court, was with the President for a few iaoraents. J. R. Burton, of Abilene. Kan., who fa one of the liveliest candidates for the Senatorship from the Sunflower State, was among the callers. The President today approved the bill setting apart a portion of the Arlington es tate for experimental agricultural purpos es, and also the act for the relief of Hiram Johnson and otners. MR FLEMING ENDORSED. I.nhor Delegates t'rse Ills Appoint ment ns District Commissioner A delegation, including E. S. Deakin. John Miles, J. T. Barkman, Charles Em rlck. and P. L. O'Brien called at the White House this morning to urge the appoint ment of R. I. Pleming to be a Dlrfot Commissioner. The visitors were from District Assem bly. No. 66. Knights of Labor, and woro quasi representatives of the teeal wra tion of Labor. Their interest in Mr. Fleming's candidacy Is portly dwe to tho fact that he a prominent contractor and architect in excellent standing with the labor unions. The National Personal Liberty League, a colored organization with 3.800 naemeers; of whom 400 are In Washington. wa3 a' represented by a delegation of elevon col ored men. headed by If. Clay Hawkins, who urged the appointment of Judge Scott. RECEIVED BY MR. M'KINLEY. Harvard Ttasehall Players Call on the President. Twenty-five members of the Harvard Baseball Club, who arc quartered at tho Riggs. called at the White House this morning and were introduced to the Piesi dent by Representative Fitzgerald of Mas sachusetts. Mr. McKinley shook tands with each of the visitors and congratulated them upon representing such a notablo university. , The President received' 4a0 visitors in. the East Room of the Executive Mnnslon during the morning, the party Including 300 Boston people who are In the city on, an excursion. i j THE PRESIDENT'S TRIP. Arrangement Made to Leave the City Tomorrow Morninsv President McKinley and party will leave tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock over tho; Pennsylvania lines for his Western trip. They will be gone about a week. The orig inal arrangements still stand. The party, will be the guests of Mrs. Garret A. Ho bart. at Paterscn. until Saturday. That night the President will be present at tho opening of the conference of Protestant missions at New York. Sunday they will leave for Canton. Government Receipts Today. The receipts of the Government today reached the sum of $2.60(T.227 34. which was made up from the following sources- Cus toms. $941,240.42; internal revenue. $UW7,- 519.3S; miscellaneous, $30.467.54.-The ex, pendltures today amounted to Sl.i6o.00V. leaving an excess today of receipts over expenditures ot $244,227.31; this fiscal year, $66.114,311.05. riynn'.s llnslnes CoIlcse-StB "" K JZ Cctint OIBre Examination $3' Carpenters' Mt "" Tr' loTr the Friendly Corner at 6th and X. Y. ive. j