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WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 1899.
Price One Cent.
Cardinal Vaugiian's Remarkable
Speech at a London Banquet.
A Profound Scnintloii Created h IHk
Imperlnllktlc Utterances. Ktiulmid
null America ttt Cnrrs Civilization
Into the Knsit Ahead of Itnwln
A Deep blfrnltieunce In the WordK.
London, July 4. A declaration of much
Importance anent the fate of the Philip-
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Cardinal Vaughan. Archbishop of West-
minster, at tne Independence JJay nauquei.
given by the American Society in London.
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hls utterance is an authorized announce-
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Church in the Far Eastern question.
When It Is said that he astonished and
electrified his nudlence by his eloquent,
appeal to America and England, in co
operation, to carry civilization into Asia
In opposition to Russia, It may easily be
Imagined what a sensation his words
created. Nor was his the only Imperial
istic speech of the evening. It was the
key-note of every word spoken and the
spirit of imperialism aroused an enthu
siasm surpassing anything -witnessed at
former gatherings of Americans in London.
The banquet was attended Dy tne largest sytem of engines in the expectation that
and most representative assembly of Ene vm develop a speed of forty-three
Americans ever held in Europe. It was miles an hour, Hiram Maxim, the well
nearly midnight when Cardinal Vaughan ' known inventor, declared there was no
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spoke, but the significance of his words eJctraordInary spced prom!sed, and Mr.
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"I have in my heart the deep-seated
and mature conviction that the welfare of
the Christian world, especially those por
tions which have not yet been brought
Into the pale tf civilization, depends in
a. great measure on the good feeling and
co-operation that shall exist between the
American and English peoples. Cries of
Hear! Hear! We are living at the end
of one century and are about to enter an
other. Some men may glory In looking
backward and they will have much to
learn la retrospect. Others look forward.
Their minds aro cast toward the future,
leaving behind the things they have ac
complished and they press forward. While
we are on the eve of a new century the
English-speaking peoples look forward to
seo in what direction their mission will be
accomplished. It sceojs to me from the
evidence of past years and from the mani
festation of friendly feeling expressed at
this table by your Ambassadors and Sen
ators who have spoken that we are pre
paring the American and English people
for the great work before us In tie cen
tury to come.
"You So longer It I may speak to my
American cousins you no longer are a
self-contained power. You have com
forth from your continent, forced by the
circumstances of the acquisition of lands
abroad. You stand with your foot on the
threshold of the vast continent of Asia.
You have entered into. the comity of na
tions that lias declared itself in many
wavs Interested in the welfare and future
of the Asiatic continent. You will never
be able to withdraw Cries of Hear!
Hearlj the influence jou have and it will
bo greater in the future than it ever was
in the past. It must make itself felt on
the tremendous population of Asia which
Is waiting for the advent of true Chris
tian civilization. The question that pre
sents Itself constantly to my mind I do
not know how It will strike jour minds
Is this: 'Which power in the future of the
world shall be predominant over the great
continents yet unreclaimed by Christian
civilization? Shall it be the great despotic
power that looms north of Asia, or shall it
be the power of the liberty-loving nations
represented by the English-speaking peo
ples? Cries of Hear! Hear'
"It Is a question of which of the two ex
tremes in modes of government shall pre
vail. There can be no doubt in this hall
to which the preference should b3 given.
If, then, the liberty-loving peoples bring
happiness, civilization, and ell the benefits
of Christianity to the largest majority of
the human race yet uncivilized, It can only
be. it seems to me. through a good under
standing being established between the
two great branches of the English-speaking
people. Cries of Hear! Hear I
am not speaking ol commercial interests;
I am cot speaking of the wealth of Eng
land or America. I am speaking on the
point alone of your Influence and our In
fluence abroad. I say that the sentiments
expressed so eloquently by many speakers
tonight, sentiments which animate Eng
lish hearts 3S deeply as the American, may
continue to be woven one with the other so
that the missions of the English-speaking
races may be carriec?, on successfully in the
new century, and that the cesiury may see
the completion In a great measure of our
common mlEElon." Cheers
Ambassador Choate made a speech, in
which he expressed grateful sentiments of
the mutual friendship between the United
States and Great Britain. At the same
time, he said, while Americans cultivated
this friendship, they were bound to main
tain friendship with the other great na
tions of the world, and whatever happened
they must not become Englishmen, but
remain Americans always. Senator Lodge
made a speech of similar tenor.
IRELAND 017 AMERICANISM.
The Pope' Ileeent Letter Interpret
ed In a UHTcrent Light.
New York, July 4. There arrived In
this city yesterday copies of the "New
Era" of Juno Zt. a Catholic Journal of
London, which contains an interview on
Americanism which that paper's editor had
with Archbishop Ireland, la Paris. The
Archbishop is now in London, and. It Is
expected, will sail for this country in a
week or eo.
The Interview published in the "New
Era" is particularly notable from the fact
that interpreting the Pope's recent letter
on Americanism, Archbishop Ireland dif
fers widely from Archbishop Corrigan.
Archbishop Ireland expresses the belief
that no theological errors In the Catholic
Church In America were condemned by
the Pope's letter, for none exists here he
says. Archbishop Corrigan, on the other
hand in a letter to the Pope last March
thanking the Holy Father for his encycli
cal describes the errors condemned by the
Pope as "the monster which, In order to
obtain a lasting abode to acquire the
rights of citizenship among us, assumed
to Itself the fair name of Americanism."
The New York Archbishop further de
clared that had not the Pope spoken the
American Bishops and clergy would have
had hard work to keep their people out
of error. In his Interview, published in
the "New Era," Archbishop Ireland does
not hesitate to pay his respects to those
foreign Catholics who have assailed him
and his friends.
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ME. CHOATE'S RECEPTION".
Ilumlred. of IllMtliiRiilKhed People
Attend the Hivnl.
London, July 4. There was a great crush
at the Fourth of July reception at the
residence of American Ambassador Choate
today. The Stars and Stripes were run
up this morning and several hundred
guests began arriving after luncheon in
cluding many leaders of London society
and distinguished citizens of the United
States. The Ambassador and Mrs. Choate
stood at the head of the staircase and wel
comed the guests, each of whom was greet
ed with a cordial handshake. The guests
included Sir William Harcourt, United
States Senators Manna and Lodge, General
and Jlrs. Wheaton. several members- of
tbo London Diplomatic Corps, United
States Consul General Osborne, of London;
Consul Alstcad, of Birmingham; Consul
Boyle, of Liverpool; President Earl and
Use membcrs o: the Amerlcan Society in
London; Mrs. Hughes Griffin, President of
the London Society of American Women
and the members of the society; the dele
gates to the Women's International Con-
r,nrf o,r. ,h n.w m.
ter of ceremonies; Mr. Winans, the Ameri
' . . . .
can millionaire; cadets from the United
States training ship Monongahela; Vis
conde Montserrat, the Archdeacon of York;
Miss Belle Cole, Countess Le Gonldeo,
Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal, Mr.
Gilbert Parker, Mr. Stephen Cram, and
TURBINE SYSTEM OP ENGINES.
It Ih Expected to Mnkc n Acvv Tor
pedo Hont DcNtru er Very Fni!.
London, July 4. In an interview today
rermrdintr the tornedo boat dpstrover Vi-
per whIcll s beln(. flUed wlth the turblne
Parsons, the Inventor of the turbine sys
tem, was the man to get this speed.
Mr. Maxim added that the boats de:k
would have to be fairly near the water. It
would need to carry every boiler and en-
gine it could possibly hold. The sleel
screws must be exceptionally well made.
The turbine could be beneflcially exptri-
mented with for use on ocean liners. If it !
did not Increase tho sneed It nnM nt am-
rate remote the vibrations caused by tht
working of the present engine. One ob
jection to the use of the turbine was that
It was difficult to quickly stop a vessel on
which it was used, but engineering enter
prise would overcome that. Then there 's
the matter of storage. The adoption of the
new system would lead to the construction
of more spacious vessels, which would
gradually replace the present line steam
ers. THE WOMEN'S CONGRESS.
CIohIiik &chh1oiim of the London Con
vention Held Yeifcrilny.
London, July 4. The last two meetings
of the Women's International Congress
were held today. Dr. Garnett, who pre
sided over the conference of women libra
rians and indexers, said that publishers
expected authors to prepare their own In
dexes, but public and Governmental offices
presented an opening for such work. .Eng
land, Dr. Garnett said, was far behind
America in paying women librarians.
Countess Bcctlve presided over the
meeting which discussed the subject of the
aptitude of women in handicrafts.
This afternoon the delegates will be en
tertained at a garden party by Lady Roth
schild at Gunnesbury Park, and tonight
the Countess of Aberdeen will give them a
BERLIN HONORS THE FOTJRTa.
American Flair IMsiplnsed on Hotels
null ISiiKlneHN Houncs.
Berlin, July 4. The American colors
were displayed on the leading hotels and
business houses today. There was a large
attendance at the reception given by Mrs.
J. B. Jackson, wife of the First Secretary
of tho American Embassy, today. The
guests included Admiral and Mrs. 3'rbln,
Bishop Walden of the Methcdist Episcopal
Church, Prof. Miller, and over a hundred
other Americans. In the course of the day
there was an excursion lo Grucnau, of
Americans, and the festivities concluded
with a banquet In the evening, at which
patriotic speeches were delivered.
MINING CALAMITY IN RUSSIA.
I"orf"-four Jlcn Killed mid Tvtcnty
Injnrcd lij nn Explosion.
Berlin, July 4. The evening newspapers
publish a despatch from Odessa, sajlng:
"Jn the course of blasting operations in a
coal mine at Krivoirog a dynamite cart
ridge exploded prematurely through the
carelessness of a workman, killing forty
four men and injuring twenty others.
SAMOAN CHIEFS SHAKE HANDS.
Ilccoiicilliitinu of Vliitmtfiiii nml Mnl
letonil Lenders! on n AVarihlp.
Apia, Samoa, Juno 28. via Auckland, N.
Z., July 4 Tho Mataafan and Malletoan
chiefs met aboard the transport Badger
in the presence of the Commissioners. They
shook hands with each other and becamts
Preliminary HentN u Henley.
London, July 4 -The preliminary heats
preparatory to the Royal Henley Regatta,
which will begin tomorrow-, wero rowed
on the course at Henley this afternoon.
There was a moderate attendance of spec
tators. The weather was pleasant, tho sun
being obscured by clouds. In the Thames
Challenge Cup heat the Twickenham Row
ing Club's eight beat the Royal Engineers'
College crew. In the Diamond Sculls heat
Hcmmerdalc, of- Oxford, rowel over the
course, alone, Graudin, of the Thames
Rowing Club, the French shampion, being
LIfinor I.lcciifCK in London.
London, July 4. The Royal Licensing
Commissioners' report rcccrnmcnds a great
reduction in the number of houses license i
for the Eale6t liquors. It says that whl c,
according to strict justice, no claim for
compensation can be urged by those losing
their licenses, some allowance might be
made as a matter of grace.
Unroll XordcnsUioldN MlKfnrtnnc.
Stockholm, July 4. Baioa Nordcnskjold,
the Swedish naturalist and cxp'orer. is
financially ruined as the result of his be
coming involved with the pub'Ishlng no-so
of F. J. Bajer. All of bis savings, amount
ing lo 00,000, arc swept away.
Iron Ore Found tit Dover.
London, July 4. Valuable deposits of
lion ore of great thickness and rlchnesj
have been discovered -at Dover.
Injured In n Trolley Car Collision.
Wilmington, Del., July 4. Two cars oa
the Chester and Derby trolley line collided
near Bellevue. five miles north of Wil
mington, thU morning and five men anu
nine women were more or less Injured
One bf the rcotormen bad disregarded the
block signal and the cars came togethei
bead-on near a curve: None of tho Injured
la mortally hurt, but four of them have
legs or arms broken. The cars were
crowded with people.
IloardH cnonKh on hand to Nupply
jU wt at JL25 pa 100 sa. feet.
The Government Virtually With
draws the Electoral Hill.
Tile Ci-IhIk Staved Off The Surren
der Hue to the Effort of the KIiik
A CoiiiiiiIhhIoii buKKCttted to Hi
miiiiic ICvform Project The Action
Construed as u Liberal Vlctorj.
Brussels, July 4. Tho political crisis, if
it has not been passed, has, at least, been
staved off for a time and Belgium is saved
from a revolution. Prime Minister Van
den Peereboom and tho Government had
yielded to the opposition'and agreed to the
appointment of a commission to examine
tho various projects of reform which had
been tabled. This Is a virtual withdrawal
of the Government's electoral bill. The
Government's surrender, which is not only
claimed as a great triumph for tho Lib.
erals, but is received with great relief by
tho country generally. Is believed to have
been mainly due to the King, who, so far
as his constitutional limits allowed, ex
erted pressure on the Prime Minister,
whom he twice summoned to the palace
In tho last three das. The position now
Is a truce for a week or more, the ulti
mate issue depending on the agreement of
the commission. Such an agreement is in
no wise assured. If an understanding is
not reached tho troubles will break out
When the Chamber of Deputies met to
day at 2 o'clock the public gallery was
packed. The British, German, French, an 1
Dutch Ministers were present and all the
members of the Cabinet were in attend
ance. There was a full attendanco of the
deputies. The sense 'of the gravity of the
situation seemed to weigh on the wnole
house. Amid profound silence the Prime
Minister announced that in accordance
w"hs desire to condllate and pacify the
Pub" "J1"? 'he Government had decided
sui 'hf various electoral proposals
t0 a committee on which all the parties
"uulu ue represemeu. n m.iicu iu ui
bers to hand in proposals forthwith
The announcement was received with
great elation by the opposition. M. Van
der Velde, the Socialist Under, speaking In
behalf of that party and the Liberals, de
clared that he was satisfied. It was vir
tually a withdrawal of the Government's
bill and a brilliant victory for public opin
ion. The crowds outside, who were wait
ing In a drenching rain, dispersed cheer
ing immediately the result was known.
RIOTING IN BARCELONA.
Street Cnrw Vorced lo Mop IliinnliiK
mill Miojim to CIonc.
Barcelona, July 4. Tho anti-tax dis
turbances were renewed this morning. The
running of street cars has been suspended
and the shops have been compelled to close.
The rioters paraded the streets last even
ing and defied the police. Tne gendarmes
and police charged upon the crowd, which
stoutly resisted. Two policemen were
The Industrial representatives met last
evening and passed resolutions refusing to
pay additional taxes.
AMERICANS HONOR GROTIUS.
Pence DcIcKnteK Decorate the Hutch
The Hague, July 4. The American dele
gates to the Peace Conference today placed
a wreath of silver upon the tomb of the
Dutch philosopher, Hugo Grotius, the "fa
ther of international law." The ceremony
took place In the NIeuwe Kerk at Delft,
In which town Grotius was born In 15SJ
The Hon. Andrew D. White, United States
Ambassador to Germany, and the head of
the American delegation, presented the sil
ver wreath In behalf of America, and de
livered an address In whlea he lengthily
reviewed the life and works of Grotius and
extolled- his greatness. The widespread
study of law in America, rr.fcS3!onaly and
Internationally, Mr. White said, had In
duced the feelings of mercy and humanity
which were exemplified by Lincoln during
the Civil War and in Grant's "Let us have
peace" at the end of the war, which was
not followed by reprisals. The Geneva ar
bitration in 1ST2, he said, was due to Gro
tius' reasoning. Thirty years ago, Mr.
White said, he had made a pilgrimage to
the tomb of Luther, and he now seemed to
hear the spirits of the mighty entombed
encouraging the members of the Peace
Conference not to heed the zealots, cynk3,
and pessimists, but lay the foundations of
future conferences which may bqlld for
M. de Beaufort, Minister of Forc.gn Af
fairs of the Netherlands, and Vice Presi
dent of the Peace Conference, replied,
thanking the United States, in the settle
ment of which tho Dutch had taken a
prominent part. "Your country,' 'he said,
"is one of the largest while ours is one
of tho smallest, but they are one In com
mon. Both won country and independence
by their own energy and valor."
Mr. Seth Low, thanking the burgomastera
and church" trustees on behalf of the dele
gation for their reception, referred to the
debt of gratitude due from America to
tho Netherlands, from which the United
Stales learned to separate church from
state, and also learned tho value of edu
cation and religious liberty.
At the conclusion of the ceremonies the
organ played "The Star Spangled Ban.
DREYFUS' ENEMIES AROUSED.
The Action of the Prince of Monaco
Paris. July 4. The letter of the Prince
of Monaco offering Dreyfus the use of one
of his estates In the event of his acquittal
b7 the court-martial at Rcnne". has In
censed the Nationalists, who are greatly
shocked that a foreign prlncclct should
Interfere with what concerns the French
army alone. They mean to Interpellate
the Government on the subject Count
Eoni del Castellane, who married Miss
Anna Gould, has written to the Prince of
Monaco an insulting letter, which ap
pears In the newspapers. Ho oaks the
Prince whether he Intervenes as the pro
tector of a gambling house. In which case,
he sas, even Dreyfus anight not. relish his
QUEEN KAPIOLANI DEAD.
V Victim of n Pnrnljtlc Stroke Which
"Kept Her Lon LncoiiNcionN.
Honolulu, June 27, via San Francisco,
July 4. Queen Dowager Kapiolani, widow
of King Kalakaua, died on June 27. She
was unconscious for three days before
death, which was due to a paraljtic stroke.
The body was placed ln,stale this morning
nt her late residence and hundreds went
there to pay respects. All the Imposing
forms of Hawaiian royal obsequies are be
Gel our cash price on 1'nlittM, Oils,
and glass. P. S. Warren t'o., 515 Ninth nw.
ri; mi's Hi!liicn! Colleee. Sin nnil K.
?5 Summer Course; Day or Night 3.
Oar HonrdH cut from Vorth Carolina
j pine, superior to all ethers, 1JJ cents per toot.
REJOICING IX HAVANA.
TlTe I'onrth EnthiiKlaxtlcnlly Cele
hrnted by AmerlciinH mid CiihmtK.
Havana, July 4. The American Inde
pendence Day was celebrated here with
great enthusiasm. The principal residences
wero decorated and nuny people paraded
tho streets shouting "Viva Cuba Libre!"
and "Viva los Americano'." Some groups
shouted "Viva Cuba Indepjndlcnte!" but
they caused no disorder The discharge
of firecrackers and pistols' reminded one of
the day In tho United, States. At noon a
national salute was fired from the Cabana
Fortress. All the vessels in the hamor
were decorated. The Tenth Infantry pa
raded on the Prado. ;Tbe newspapers today
express the hope that the American Gov
ernment will soon grant! independence to
Cuba. There was much (enthusiasm ovei
the monster banquet at, the Tacon Theatre
tonight. Generals Brooke, Lee, and Lud
low spoke. General Wilson could not at
tend owing to pressing .business keeping
him at Matanzas. Many -Cuban ladles oc
cupied boxes at the theatre. Among the
guests present were Gen." Maximo Gomez,
Major Lacoste. and all the Cuban authori
ties. A committee of Havana firemen vis
ited General Ludlow today and expressed
their sjmpathy with the American ptople
In their celebration of the Fourth of July.
General Ludlow thanked them and ex
pressed his sympathy with the Cuban peo
ple and his hopes for the future of the
There was a great public demonstration
In honor of General Wilson at Matanzas
today. Over 5,000 Cubans called upon and
congratulated him and cheered for tho
The Spaniards are preparing a great
demonstration In honor of Senor Sagrario,
who has been appointed Consul General of
Spain at this city, and who will arrive
The municipal authorities of Puerto
Prlnclpo have sent a despatch to General
Brooke protesting against the. appointment
of Armando Sanchez as mayor of that city.
They say the people are desirous of elect
ing their own mayor. There is much agi
tation over the matter and the city coun
cil has decided to remain In session until
General Brooke's answer to the protest
has been received.
General Lee has ordered the construc
tion of a telephone line through the
provinces of Havana and Plnar del Rio.
YELLOW FEVER ABATING.
DuelurH Claim The) llnc the DltfeilHC
Under Control nt SnntlilK".
Santiago de Cuba, July 4.- There has
been some improvement in the fever situa
tion here. Only five new case3 were re
ported today. There were no deaths. The
doctors claim that they have the disease
under control. The quarantine system
here Is perfect.
High mass was celebrated this morning
at the San Francisco Church for the men
who lost their lives at the time of the de
struction of Admiral Ccrvera's Beet. AH
the Consuls and municipal officcre attend
ed. The ceremonies wero very impressive.
A large fore of police was present to
suppress pos ble disturbances, but their
services were not required.
Owing lo the prevalence of fever there
was no general celebration of the Fouith
of July here today. At neon a national sa
lute was fired. A dinner, ball, and nie
works were given by the officers' mess at
Las Cruces, across, the bay. Army head
quarters at the Palace and the American
Club were decorated In honor of the day.
THE roTJRTHIN JOB,TO RICO.
XniiveH Join American lu u Hearty
Celebration of'.thc Day.
San Juan, Porto Rico,July 4. It is safe
to say that there was nowhere in the
United States a more enthusiastic celebra
tion of the Tourth of July than that which
occurred In Porto Rico; today. Tho pro
gramme In this city included a number of
sporting events, and great surprise vas
occasioned by Porto Rlcans winning a
majority of them. Included in the events
was an eight-oared race between natives
and a naval crew. The distance was a
mile and tho natives won by an eighth of
that distance. Tho Americans have
U. T?r,S? i 'XSb0C ,
their defeat in this race, as the naval
crews have always considered themselves j
more uiuu uuio iu nuiu mcu vjmu ua"u3.
any nationality in events of this sort.
Despatches sho.v that the day was gen
erally observed in the ten leading cities
of the island.
The Filipino Leader Weeps Over the
MIcr He Huh CmiMcd.
San Tranclsco, July 4 A copy of the
"Japanese Times" secured from the steam
er Nippon Maru gives an account of the
arrival at Yokohama of two Spanish priests
who lately escaped frtim the. Insurgent
One of the fathers, who is described as a
man of splendid education, a student of
many languages, and an authority on Isl
and affairs, stated that.the power of Agui
naldo will be broken immediately on the
arrival of American troops to garrison
towns that are taken.
The priest in an interview said: "Agul
naldo Is remorseful. Hs inlluence is gon:,
and he often sits alone and cries over the
miserable condition Irlto which he has i
plunged his people. There Is dissension In
his army, and bands are out for plunder
and willing to murder.' They are aj. dan
gerous to the leader as,to the Americans.
"Agulnaldo canrot trust his own men
and as proof of thlB, when his headquar
ters were removed frjm San Isldro to
Cabanaran, his luggage was robbed of a
lot of valuable Jewelry .and clothing.
"Tho bandits are the men with whom
the Americans will havo to deal, and In
Older to down them it,' will be necessary
to keep a large army irj the field until the
thieves are captured or killed."
THE RECRUITS FOR O-IS.
Plans for 1ltirrtiiur the enly I'u
lixtcd lien 1 "VJnnllu.
Reports from recruftlog stations through
out tho country confirm the belief of tho
War Department that there are on han
enough recruits to meet the needs of Major
General Otis for filling Up the regular regi
ments now In the Philippines.
Orders have been sent to the different
stations to forward rs rapidly as possi
ble to San rrancisco allrecrults on hand
At San Francisco they Vlll be mobilized
and drilled and will do target practice.
General Sharter, who has this work In
charge, has recommended to the War De
partment that recruits be detained at the
Presidio as long as po.-slhle to enable them
I to get all the netees ary Instruction In tar
get practice, but oinn to the necessity of
avoiding any delay in -(the departure of
transports tho War Department feels that
the dillling will have to be subordinated
to tho loading and departure of tho trans
ports. Tho Quartennaster'sr Department has
been very active In thow-ork of obtaining
additional transportation, and General
Ludington now believes lhat he has on
hand In the Pacific, -fleet .MilTicIent trans
ports to fill all requirements. It may be,
however, that the Victoria will be added
to the Hst in .T few day's, making a tolal
of sixteen first-clasa vessels for the trans
portation of troopp to the Philippines.
.no per 1,000 rcniare feet Ik our
price-far below others' fir best boardi In town.
A Frightful Loss of Life Feared
From the Overflow.
I'-onr Hundred. Homelcs-i and liclp
Icnh PerMoiiH InipriNoiied on n Little
iHlnnd In the Itiig-lnf-; IlrnxoN Klvcr
Knrly Aid Munt H'cnch Them or
They Will Ccrtiiliilr He Drowned.
Dallas, Tex., July 4. Another flood dis
aster happened this afternoon In tho Bra
zos Valley, about 100 miles from Calvert.
The large steel bridge of the Missouri,
Kansas and Texas Railway at Dewey sta
tion, over the Brazoa River, is gone. The
river began rising suddenly yesterday and
tonight is six feet higher than ever be
fore. Houses, trees, fences, etc., are
floating past Sealey and Dewey.
Alarming reports are coming In from La
Grange and Sealey of loss of life In the
vicinity of Brookshlre. Houston has been
appealed to for help and Mayor Brashear,
of that city, has Issued a proclamation
calling for men and boats to rescue those
In peril. Tho Missouri, Kansas and Texaa
Railway is sending out relief trains from
Houston, La Grange, and other points.
Chief Lineman Lowery, of the Postal Tele
graph system, at S o'clock tonight gave
out the following statement over the long
distance telephone from Sealey, 250 miles
south of Dallas:
"The Brazos River here Is more than
five miles wide. On this side of .tho river
at Sealey there is as yet little danger, but
on tho other side at Dewey and Brook
shlre the conditions are terrible. Brook
shire is thirteen miles from Sealey and
thirty-eight miles from Houston. We can
not get from the Sealey side to the Dewey
and Brookshirc side and as our wires are
all gone on that side we cannot tell the
extent of the disaster at Brookshlre. I
reached Sealey tonight in a small boat
after spending last night on a small Island
four miles "from here. The big bridge of
the Missouri, Kansas and Texaa Railroad
is in dangsr. The centre span Is six inches
out of line and the entire structure is
liable to go at any minute.
"Four miles of Missouri. Kansas, end
Texas track are gone on the Dewey side
and about a mile on the Sealey side. If
boats and special trains from Houston or
other points have not yet reached Brook
shlre they are too late. The people, I
I hear, will he drowned hefore thev art
reached. This afternoon there were from
300 to 400 persons on a small Island near
Brookshlre and the water was rising
rapidly. Fear is felt that they are drowned
by this time, as they bad not the slightest
means of escape. The river here tonight
is six feet higher than In ISSo, which was
the record up to the present. The damage
to property is enormous. I have never
seen as bad a flood coadltfon as this one."
Austin, Tex., July 4. Reports received
today Indicate that the loss of life by the
Brazos River floods is thirty-seven, and
the property los3 at least $5,000,000. Over
4C0 county bridges and about 2i0 railroad
bridges have been swept away by the flood.
At Eagle Lake, Harris county, many thou
sands of acres of growing tobacco are cov
ered by the water and the crop will be a
The damage sustained by railroads ex
ceeds anything ever before known in the
PRATT SUES EOR LIBEL.
The Story Tlint He ITurcnined With
AKiilnaldo Huh lnjnred Him.
San Francisco, July 4. The steamer
Contle hrlnea the npws th.if Snpncir Pr.il
! former United States Consul at Singapore.
nas taken legal action to disprove the
alleged interview In which he was j-aid
to have promised Agulnaldo and other
Filipino leaders Independence providing
they would help us against Spain. The
story Is told in detail In the revised edition
of John Forman's book on the Philip
pines. Pratt sues In Singapore the pub
lishers of the book for libel on the ground
that the Interview Is false and is injurious
to his reputation. The supreme court of
the Straits Settlements has granted an in
junction against the publishers as it finds
the story false and libelous, and it w ex
hibits the further publication of the book
throughout the Settlements. Tho samo
action has been taken in Hongkong.
COMING HOME FROM SAMOA.
The CoiiuiilNHloiierH to Leave the IhI
iltufM at an dirly Date.
According to advices received at the
Navy Department yesterday from Samoa,
the Samoan Commission will leave there
about the middle of July.
Tho Information was contained in a des
patch from Captain Miller, commanding
the Badger, the vessel which convejed the
Commission to Samoa. Captain Miller's
despatch was dated at Auckland, July 3,
and stated that the collier Brutus will
leave Apia July G for Honolulu, and the
Badger, with tho Commissioners aboard,
nothing preventing, July 14.
LABORI VISITS DREYFUS.
The Primmer In flood Condition
I'hsKiciilIy mill Mentlills .
Rcnncs, July 4. M. Labori again visited
Dreyfus in prison today. He reports that
ho found the prisoner in a marvelously
good physical and mental condition. Drey
fus knew the dossier completely and
characterized It as a veritable romance.
He told M. Labori that he had written
many letters to his lawyer. M. Dcmange,
while he was confined on Devil's Island,
which the lawyer had not received. In
1S9G Dreyfus said ho was put In irons
for two months and for several months
he did not receive any letters from hi3
family. Dreyfus -leclared that he was
ready to affirm his inno'cenco energeti
cally. A Ilccord-Hrcnl.liiu; 03 aire.
New York. July 4. Tho Robert M. Slo
raan Company's pioneer lino German
steamship Catania arrived this morning
from Japan and China ports after a record
breaking rouml trip between New York
and China and Japan. The Catania left
New York on February 0 last, and arrived
at quarantine at midnight last night, cov
ering a distance of 27,24i mile3 In four
months and twenty-five dajs, stopping at
seven coaling anl nine discharging and
loading ports. This is.sald to be the fast
est round trip to China and Japan on rec
ord. Tho Catania brings a full cargo of
teas, curios, and general merchandise.
Killed I13 11 I'lreerncUcr.
Saratoga, July 4. Graco Branch, the
young daughter of Edward Branch, was
burned to death last night by a fife which
was started by the explosion of n fire
cracker. Itciueniher we also have Comiuoii
boards full inch thick, at only ?1 per 100 sq. feet.
MR. WIGHT REFUSES TO TALK.
Would Not lleply to Any Statement
Prom l,cu SlmmonH.
"I refuse to discuss the matter," said
Commissioner Wight to a repotter for The
Times yesterday, when asked If he had any
statement to make regarding tho charges
of Leo Simmons in an Interview prlntel
In The Morning Times yesterday. "I lead
the interview with Mr. Simmons, and I
have nothing to say. I would not dlrnlfy
any utterance made by Mr. Simmons with
a reply. There Is no necessity for tho
Commissioners to make any statemeat
whatever In regard to the question, and
any suggestions to the effect that the pub
lic deserves the expression of the DUtiict
Commissioners' side of the controversy, or
that the Commissioners are in any way
called upon to make such a statement, wl'l
not be noticed. Should it be deemed advis
able that any statement should be made
in regard to the question of the recept oa
or Admiral Dewey, tne step wju oe lanea
by the Commissioners themselves, and Lot
on account of any suggestion from the
Business Men's Association"
Commissioner Wight characterized the
length to which the discussion has now
attained as the result of an attempt
on the part of the newspapers to
agitate the question and make a
great deal out o( what he considered tn
great deal ut of what he . considered
an trSSrportant matter. Commissioner
Wight further said, in a moment of for
getfulness about his determination to re
main silent, that he did not consider that
the people of Washington were at all in
terested In the matter concerning the com
mittee which had been appointed for tie
reception of Admiral Dewey. Mr. Wight
assumed that as the people of the DUtrl.t
nf Cnlumhla are governed bv eentlemen
appointed by the President, and are w th- j
out the rights of representation, they have
degenerated Into a state of lassitude In
which the pertinent questions affecting the
city and Its citizens are forgotten, and he
emphasized the fact that were the d.scus
sions in the newspapers discontinued, the
matter would soon be dropped. Mr. Wight
sought to impress the reporter with the
idea that he knows what Is news and what
Is not news.
When asked whether or not he consid
ered that the general committee of ona
hundred, appointed by the Commissioners,
was composed of members of the Board
of Trade, and that the reception and enter
tainment to be accorded to Admiral Dew-ey
on his return to thi3 city was not real y
in the hands of that organization, to Ihc
exclusion of the members of the Business
Men's Association, Commissioner Wight
again declined to make any answer. "Tho
position of the Commissioners has been
taken in a communication printed in The
Times last Friday," said Mr. Wight, "tni
there will be nothing more said unless the
Commissioners themselves see fit."
Commissioner Wight labeled the man
ner In which the newspapers have taken
up the grievances of the Business Men's
Association who were ignored by the Com
missioners in the appointment of the gen
eral committee, through the trickery of
the Board of Trade, as an "unseemly
"It Is time for the matter to drcp." said
Mr. Wight. It has been under d.scus ioa
long enough." Mr. Wight said noth ng,
however, about the agitation the Board
of Trade had given the matter by its
President. Mr. Xoyes. It was suggested
that now that the Board of Trade had sc-
cured its point and had succeeded in hav- ney c,tIwr d to milt bu,tneM or hs-e
Ing the committee appointed to receive a taken employment in the big store where all
man who belonged to every citizen of the I individuality is destroyed sod servility is tx
Distrlct made up entirely of Its own raem-1 peeled. What will become of thea ttwajarajt of
bers, it was pcrfectiy"natural for them to IEn, "" 'yon-en who rebru thrown out of
desire to have the trouble which had arisen
as a result of that trickery, subside In ts
short a time as possible.
Commissioner Wight failed to under
stand how the reception of Admiral Dewey
could be of any interest to the averaee
Washingtonian. According to the views
he expressed the affair was to be entirely
a function of the Board of Trade. The
common mortal would be allowed the
privilege of standing off at a respectful
distance to view the Board of Trade pay
its respects to the Admiral. It did not
dawn upon him that the occasion is to
mean the paying of a tribute by three hun
dred thousand loyal and patriotic citizens
to the hero of the battle of Manila. Com
missioner Wight seemed grieved to think
that anjone would be so foolish as to take
the part of the people, represented by the
otght hundred members of the Business
Mens Association, against tne uoaru oi
Mr. Wight was reminded that the people
have the right to both sides of the ques
tion in spite of the fact that owing 10 cir
cumstances they are not allowed to vote
for the men who govern them. Concluding
with the remark that the "entire ques
tion arising from the appointment of the
Dewey reception committee Is an unseem
ly squabble," Mr. Wight reiterated his de
termination to make no statement for pub
lication. Ho could not be pressed to make the
least reply to the attack upon him by Mr
Simmons which conveyed the impres3lcn
quite strongly that he was the mere tool
of the Board of Trade, and was for certain
reasons compelled to do its bidding re
gardless of his official position as a Com
missioner of the Distrlct-
Two Thousand Ciinndliui Troopn Par
ticipate In n Pantile.
Rochester, N. Y., July 4. Two thousand
Canadian troopers marched today to the
1 .!. ..01,. c,,ii n-innor"- inil
music of the Star Spangled Banner and
"America" in what would have been the
largest parade ever witnessed in this city
had not a few dampening summer showers
made their appearance just at the time
tho im wi rnrminr- If the Canadian
the line was torming. u tne uanau.an
visitors did not enjoy themselves it was
not the fault ot the Rochesterians. The
, . . .- t.i,n.ht inl,n(n- nn,i
red coats of the Argyle Light Infantry and
the dark green uniforms ot the Prince of
Wales' Own Rllles were much in evidence
all day. The visiting soldiers were the
centre of attraction. The American sol
diers were seen with them everywhere.
Last night things seemed especially l.vo
ly on the streets.. While tho commissioned
officers of tho Canadian companies were
enjoying a complimentary banquet at the
lake the privates had Just a3 much fun.
The parade took place at 3 o'clock this
afternoon, although It was scheduled for 2
The Canadian companies brought their
bands along with them. The Canadian
bands played American airs and there wero
British tunes given on American Instru
ments. The Forty-eighth Highlanders, in kilts
and plaids, headed by their own musicians,
received round after round of applause.
The same reception wns given to tho
Prince of Wales' Own Rlfle3. of Kings on.
rr nada .the fifteenth BattaPo. Argvi;
Canada, the Utteenui uattai.on, .vrgyir
Llcht Infantry, of Belleville, the Royal
Dragoons, of Colbourne, and the other Can
adian military. The heat was very op
pressive and a number of the Canadian J
troopers were overcome, iney were picr.ei
up b the ambulances that accompanied
the line and were taken back to their ho
tels. The march was a very long one and
wound up at the driving park, where the
Declaration of Independence v.a3 read.
'(to To Clinutitniinu mid Ite- tfli)
turn via Fcnnij lvniila Ititllroiid.
Tic'.tts en sale for "'53 a. in, train, frnt
Sixth Street station Ktidav, Julj 7. gocd to re
turn, wlrn properly vaTubted, until Vuust 3.
1-.-3 On! $1J fir Ihc round trip. Scwnd ex
cursion Jul -5.
We have enrgoes nlsvas coialliE? of
these best beards at $1.25 per 1W square feet
JOIfi ON TAMUHY ILL
The Van Wycfc Presidential Boom
Rnns Into a Snag.
Its Launching Mnrrcd hy Cheers for
Hrynu nml tlie Fie Sllrer -ntt-meiiti
of Hon. Jamc SI. Ilosc.
Who Wn an liiuerKency Spenker
Willi an Unccnuored 31nnucrlpt.
New York, July 4. Former Governor
James S. Hogg, of Texas, secured at the
last moment to fill a vacancy in the list
of speakers at Tammany Hall celebration
of the Fourth of July, knocked the plans
of the managers of the affair endwise.
Everything had been prepared for the
lauuchlng of the Augustus Van Wycfc;
Presidential boom. It had been entrusted
to the Hon. Joseph J. Wlllett. of Alabama,
who made one of the long talk3. Ills Van
Wyck eulogy did not provoke a vast
amount of enthusiasm. After Wlllett bad
spoken former Governor Hogg reiterated
the Chicago plaform and named William
J. Bryan as the leader of the Democracy.
His statement that the Democracy would
endorse again the free coinage plank of
the Chicago platform provoked a round
of applause that surpassed anything else
heard during the day except the burst of
enthusiasm that followed Bryan's name.
When he fired the name of Bryan at the
meeting the Tammany men cheered for a
full minute and finally, when quiet was
restored, gave a vociferous answer to a
man who demanded three cheers for
Joseph J. Wlllett, President of the Bar
Association of Alabama, was the chief
orator of the day and he set the Van Wyck
boom In motion. He set up some new is
sues for the party, including anti-expansion
and trusts. Speaking of the trusts a3
an issue, Mr. Wlllett said in part:
Attention was But directed to it early Ia-t
rpring by Jucl-i-. Atirustu. Van Wjrck, in tij
great frweih before the New Yctfc Democratic
Clab. Ihe Southern people ire steal adm.re
of Judge Van Ujck. and claim him at one cf
them. They admin Iim rrreat ahilitr. hU terhrcr
Democracy, and hil innate gentility. Tbey par
i ticularlr aurnire the cal'ant race he nuil? let
Governor lat Sovtmber, when ne came witb.n
13.000 votes of overcoming an adverse majority
of 2G0,033, and would hare completely done so
but for the military hurrah his opponent aroused
which swept so many young men off their feet
and out ot their heads.
This question of, trusts has lately aroued such
interest tltat Democratic leaders, and eTen Ite
publicans, all over the land have taken it np.
and it is rate to tar, it will be one of the lead
ing isMae, it not the leading isue, in the next
campaign. Tills fear of monopolies on the part
of the American people fs no idle fear Vo man
of sense wM-es to return to the day of the sroe
makcr with hi awl, his pegs and his last for a
supply cf hoe and yet there art thouamdo cf
good citizen who would new with alarm the
eiffht cf one trut controlling the output of every
shoe factory in the b'nited State. So sensible
man wkhes to go back to the- days el the old and
cumbersome stage coach as a means ot tran-porta-lion,
ard yet there are several millions of voters
arul eood citizen, too. who would orate- ve-
hemently against one trust controlling every mde
oi rauroau in our country, mere is a conserva
tive middle ground bttwten lack of pro-rriss on
the one band and gigantic monopoly on th? other,
and we plant ourselves upon this solid ground.
What ha3 become of that va-t number of
tradesmen in our citus who a generation ago
owned their own shop men of moders.e Inde-
employment by the forr-Mticn of the gigantic
lrutsT it is no conroiatlon lor th'm to know,
if it were tree witicb U i not that a certain
article is being manufactured and sold cheaper
than ever before. Mankind, to live, must wortr.
and must liave an opportunity to work. It is
said the accumulations for the last G,00O yiara
would not sustain the world in idleness for three.
After a song by the glee club Grand
Sachem Feltner explained that James D
Rlchardson. of Tennessee, who was oa the
list of short speakers, had not been able
to get to town and Governor Hogg would
take his place. Governor Hogg's speech
had not been censored. He said he wa3 tut
tn as a makeshift and then he laid down
this declaration of principles, to the great
scandal of the managers of the Van Wjck
Kext year, in natfcnal convention, we will re
iterate our unalterable devction to the princi
ples of the IXmocratic party, which guarantee
the freclom of speech, the freedom of the press,
the freedom of concurce, the pTcerration of
personal rights the equality of all citizens be
tore the law, and the faithful observance of
constitutional limitations. Uecendin from thes?
generalities we will again partlcuUtrize by de
claring for the unlimited free coinage of silver
ard gold on an equality at the Government mints
at the ratio of 13 to 1, so that the people ot
the i-outh and Wet, as well as those of the
North and East, may have a suSaent supply t
metal money to meet their growing demand"
He was interrupted by a howl ot ap
plause. The men in the audience stamped
on the floor and clapped their hands,
shouting and cheering all the time. Half
a dozen of them yelled for Bryan. Gov
ernor Hogg continued:
We will declare against the English gold -land-ard
which American flankytsm has fa.t-ned up. -1
this Government We will declare ag.int the
Itepubhcan protective Unff. which enriches the
few at the expense of the many, ami breeds trusts
to the menace of ever freeman. We will demand
a graduattd income tax as the test means f
equalizing (he burdens ef government in peuif and
in war. We will declare for the suppression f
trusts and for levying high Federal taxes upon
their interstate shipments with suitable forfe lure
We will uenoiince in tne strongest ic-ms mi
1 new but growing goverromnt bv injunction, wfurc
! the courts make the law. .tx-Ure the law eie-
; the ,aw anJ xml nthtxa to pnwn without
'a trul by jury m violation of the most sacred
constitutional guarantees V7e will denoune the
growing spirit of imperialism which threatens ttt
Jullllltv o( cur Keoublic. and tell the foreigners
j upon the Eastern Hemisphere that while m war
I wt- '' united until victory graces our rJ-ig. t
thjt wmiU W( t)m tt-mtt y
j nor lhtir citizenship, but in good faith our t n
i giesional pledges stall be kept. U'e will ,'imit. 1
I the coi-.ttuction, the owner-hip. our oyi-ar n.
am, (he D,,lnur:c. of the SlMraROTn r -(
1 isthmian caral by the Fideral Government, to the
erd that our commerce mav become free fr m
I kuvik uuiiiiiMLiiMi. jm. iim .... ... .v.
000,000 more consumers at the leat espense
On a rlatfnrra embracing these unoq 1 v al
declarations the grand old iarty of conrtitnti -al
govtmmtnt in Its present form will go tt, t'i
people next jear confid--nt of triumphant uce-ss.
In this great contest we want the aid of unit d
Tammany the greatest local political orgauuuti. n
on earth. We want yni to cto-e up ranks, to
ettle jour local differ noes if they exist, and to
go arm in arm with the stalwatt bread mal.er. f
the touth and West to victory next jear under
the leadership of the chivalrous, the launlle-J,
great American Williuru Jennings Ilrjan.
Thea the crowd broke Icoso. They
yelled, cheered, stamped, and clapped
Men waved their hats. Each time the
noise began to subaide some one yelled
"Bryan," and the cheering was resumed.
Itetrnlnt on Hoer Policemen
Johannesburg. July 4.-An order has be-n
. . ,.,.,,,, ,hB jnhanneshurrr ncllca
issued forbidding the Johannesburg police
to carry arms on street duty. In an in
terview today President Kruger Is quoted
as saying: "We wilt prove to the whole
world soon that we will do everything that
Is fair within the bounds of reason and
justice. Our course is clear and threats
U. JC O. tVeek-EBil Country TCxcnr
Mlons. Tickets sold Satardays and Sundays, good to
return until Slonday followirg, at greatly re
duced rates Iron Washington to Charlrttown,
Frederick, Annapolis Junction, and iaternieuiate
Let u-i replace that broken mirror
cf yours. P. S. ttarrrn Co.. 513 Ninth nw.
JTever mlioi KettitUT flsTarcK from
Frsnk litbey & Co., en your lumber bill.