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TUESDAY OCTOBER 1 190L
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It Is to be regretted that in those
States where elections are to be held
this year pome Republicans of promi
nence seem a little more than willing
to turn the assassination of President
McKinley to partisan account This is
done not by charging his death to any
thing advocated by the Democracy or
for that matter by any other party but
rather by Innuendo and by sentimental
appeals unfairly made intended to play
upon tlie peoples regard for the illus
trious dead and to blind them to ob
vious defects in the partys policy
Iowa always the home of extreme
Republicanism furnishes two rather
striking examples of the disposition
here referred to A Itepubllcan confer
ence has just Bten held In Des Moines
At that conference Senator Dolllver
said We have a duty and an oppor
tunity in Iowa this fall and that is to
defend the platform on which President
McKinley spent his whole life The
manifest purpose of this statement was
to glye the Republican party the full
beriijiu of the tendT and reverential
feeling which men of all political views
entertain for the memory of the Presi
dent so recently and heartlessly mur
dered Nothing In all the political his
tory of our country Is more beautiful
than the manner in which Mr McKin
ley was traated by his political op
ponents from the moment when he was
stricken down until he was laid to his
final rest The tender tributes paid to
him personally did not imply an en
dorsement of his policy In all its length
and breadth or even the major part of
it The Democratic attitude was the
more admirable because it completely
Ignored all partisan differences and
gave full recognition to Mr McKlnleys
worth as a man
But Mr Dollivcrs statement is un
fair even from a Itepubllcan point of
view Iowa Republicans are not de
fending a platform on which Presi
dent McKinley spent his whole lite
As a matter of fact he spent but a
small fraction of his life in defending
the gold standard or in championing
reciprocity as he urged it in his Buffa
lo speech
Leaving the Senator at this point let
us turn for a moment to Representative
Cousins Speaking of anarchy this
gentleman said No Republican was
ever an anarchist and the Republican
party has furnished three of the noblest
Ynartyrs to anarchy There is no mis
taking the purpose of this innuendo It
IsTto convey the impression that the
true safeguard against anarchy is to
keep the Republican party in power
The simple tiuth is that neither Bcoth
nor Guiteau was an anarchist and
that the teachings of the sect had noth
ing whatever to do with the murder of
r ither Lincoln or Garfield The killing
of Lincoln resulted from the bitter
feelings engendered by the greatest
civil war of any age while if polities
had anything to do with the shooting
of Garfield It was the outgrowth of
a factional fight within the Republican
parti
Nobody doubts that the party for
which Mr Cousins was speaking is op
posed to anarchy So is every other
recognized political organization in the
United States A record of three mur
dered Presidents since the surrender at
Appomattox Is certainly a melancholy
one But Inasmuch as only one Demo
crat has held the Presidential office
during the period named it Is not sur
prising he escaped the hand of
the assassin The circumstance that
the three martyred Piesldents were all
Republicans proves nothing either for
or against the policy of the party to
ivhfyh they belonged It is not improper
of course to speak of them in connec
tion with political issues if the logical
connection Is one of significance But to
bring them into the discussion merely
to benefit the Itepubllcan party by
tiro using either passion or sympathy
is a course which cannot be too strong
ly condemned
Ameriraii and nngliMi Locomotives
It is said that the American locomo
tives used in India burn more fueland
wear out sooner than their English
competitors but that the American en
gines are capable of drawing much the
heavier loads This seems to leave the-
respective merits of the t ngines In
some doubt That must depend upon
how much greater is the coal consump
tion of the American locomotive how
much sooner does It wear out and how
much more will It pulL If un Ameri
can engine will haul twice as much as
an English one and only burn say ten
or fifteen per cent more coal so far as
those two Items are concerned the
American would show an Indisputable
superiority
It is not always an easy matter to
strike an equation In such cases How
ever Colonel Constable manager of one
of the great Indian railways who re
cently visited the United Slates Tor the
purpose of btudylng our railway system
ecems inclined to concede the palm of
superiority to the American engines
He thinks that their jrreat hauling ca
pacity makes up for all defects in de
tails The first duty of an engine
he says is either to run fast or put
a big load and I would sooner have a
dirty looking engine that would haul
thirty fire hundred tons than a beauty
to look at that could only haul six or
ceven hundred tons as In England or
twelve hundred tons as In India
If there is any such difference In
power as this remark would suggest
the superiority of the American engine
for heavy hauling would seem to ad
mit of no question At the same time it
is very hard to eee why there should be
such a preponderance In power unless
there Is somewhere near a correspond-
lng difference- rr jlze and fuel consump
tion It is scarcely to be supposed that
an American engine can haul from
three to six timesjis much as an Knglish
one of the snmesize The mechanical
construction of the parts through which
the power is applied must It would
appear be nearly the same and hence
the margin of advantage cannot be
verv great on cither side Probably
Colonel Constable was comparing the
work of heavy engines with light ones
and It Is quite clear that each is the
superior of the other for some kinds of
work
Villnlrnl 13 Mi II ItliHny
The principal point of interest In yes
terdays pioceedings before the Court
of Enquiry was the testimony of Rear
Admiral Robley D Evans upon whem
the Navy Department has greatly re
lied to help its caje against the victor
of Santiago If private reports do not
do him injustice Rear Admiral Evans
has been unusually outspoken among
his acquaintances in criticism of his
commander In the battle off Santiago
and if he has said the things attribu
ted to him by people who claim to
have heard them from his lips he
should be classed as a typical Samp
sonlte witness that Is an Inexorable
foe of Rear Admiral Schley
Whether he is that or not his testi
mony yesterday was not of a charac
ter to give much comfort to the navy
ring On the Contrary it was calcu
lated to re enforce the present general
public opinion that every subordinate
officer in the campaign who was un
der the Influence which demanded that
Sampson and none other should win
credit or honor was careful not to
volunteer the least information to Com
modore Schiey which would aid him
in the performance of his duty Rear
Admiral then Captain Evans on
board the Iowa carried sealed despatch
es from Captain Sampson to Commo
dore Schley joining the Flying Squad
ron off Cienfuegos May 22 1S9S At Key
West he had been given the shore sig
nal code arranged with the Insurgents
near Cienfuegos by Captain McCalla
As a battle hatch had hit him on the
shoulder he did not board the flagship
but sent his despatches by his execu
tive officer He knew that the signals
provided for In the McCalla code were
being displayed on the shore lie also
saw that they were unnoticed by the
flagship It never occurred to him to
ask CommoHore Schley if he -was aware
of what theyimeant He took It for
granted so he Hays that they were
understood
It Is far from our purpose to insinu
ate that there was any connection be
tween the fact that Commodore Schley
and his flag- captain were the only
commanding officers In the squadron
to whom the code had no been com
municated and the unanimity with
which the other commanding officers
refrained from mentioning the subject
to them Doubtless It was only one of
those singular coincidences v hlch have
marked the whole course of the navy
rings effort to rob Commodore Schley
of the honors of the great sea battle he
fought and won and to transfer them
to Sampson yho was hull down be
hind the horizon until the last shot
in the engagement had been fired
The President uuil Germnny
In a recent letter to Prof Hugo
Muensterberg Professor of Experi
mental Psychology at Harvard Uni
versity President Roosevelt is reported
to have written that he had at heart
the warmest relations between-
I many and the United States The Ger
man newspapers generally have taken
this declaration as a favorable omen
and comment upon It with much appar
ent satisfaction The Berlin Tageblatt
say3 We hope that this is President
Roosevelts conviction and no conven
tional phrase A sensible American
policy has no reason to antagonize Ger
many The National JCeltung says
that President Roosevelt knows Ger
many and has learned to esteem It by
personal studies and that his en
dorsement of the reciprocity treaties
will bring both countries nearer to
each other economically and increase
their common interests
It is worth the attention of tariff ex
tremists that there has been a decided
abatement of European distrust of
the American foreign policy since
President Roosevelt declared his pur
pose to stand by his predecessors
policy of reciprocity What that means
in his case Is easily interpreted his
address at Minneapolis on September 2
when he did not dream that a great
national disaster was impending
which in two weeks would call him to
the chair of state He has sufficiently
shown that he is not in sympathy with
the selfish purposes of American mo
nopolists which would throw the Uni
ted States Into a condition of bitter
commercial antagonism to the whole of
Europe and result In a general eco
nomic war against this country the re
sult of which would be to bar our man
ufactured If not other of our products
from European markets
Mr Roosevelt Is too thorough a stu
dent of world affairs not to realize that
we must give and take with our neigh
bors If we would live at peace with
them and a liberal and at the same
time a scientific policy of reciprocity
will men peace and good relations It
Is noticeable tliat the leading press of
Europe does not find fault with the
new Presidents very plain and unmis
takable position with regard to the
Monroe Doctrine and the reason is not
hard to find Exchanges of commodi
ties under a reasonable reciprocity ar
rangement would obviate the necessity
for the Continental Powers to secure
exclusive markets for their productions
through the establishment of colonies
of their own people In the Western
Hemisphere or through other means
which might Involve the position of
the United States in relation to Ameri
can International politics As long as
this Government shows a disposition
to retire from Us old dog-in-the-manger
fiscal policy its determination to
stand by the Monroe Doctrine will be
a matter of indllference to Europe and
will become more so if President Roose
velts aim to give his country a navy
as powerful as that of any one other
maritime power shall be supported and
promoted by Congress
He has a serious task before him At
the next sesslin he will be confronted
by a combination of monopolies all
and singular determined to prevent
the smallest reduction In any of the
Dngley tariff schedules He will be
met by interests pig headed enough not
to understand that the perpetuation of
their partlcularnrlvileges at the ex
pense of the corfnumer cannot be al
lowed without a general disaster to
American production But President
Roosevelt knowtilhat a great majority
of the people wlUtieDcblnd him in fore-
THE TOKS WASHINGTON TUESDAY OCTOBER 1 1901
Ins these monopolies to terms and to
the wall If need be nnd we do not
believe that he will hesitate to do all
ho can in the direction of the pub
lic good Ii respective of opposition In
the successful solution of this teci
proclty problem and that of our frr
elgn trade relations generally he has
the opportunity to make a great name
id
fame and we are mljJaken if he h0me fiZ g
ntends to miss it Ker ton foreign loan Japan has not got
Val -mount of snare cash nfr home so
Fresh Trmiljlc ill South Africa
Unless the British Government can
find some means of re enforclng Lord
Kitchener without delay cur latest
news would seem to justify the predic
tion that a summer campaign against
something more substantial than mere
scattered guerrilla forces is imminent
It Is now reported that the field of war
has changed from the Transvaal and
Orange River Colonies to Natal and
Cape Colony and lhat Botha has nine
commandos operating In the latter
There can be little doubt that the Boer
commandant general has greatly aug
mented his forces by recruiting In Brit
ish territory and it is even feared at
Cape Town that he is effecting gradu
ally a scheme of concentration for an
attack upon that place The news of
a fierce Boer assault upon Fort Itala
on the Natal border of Zululand Is con
firmed It must have been In consid
erable force as Gen Bruj Hamilton
who commanded the post lost one hun
dred and eighteen men in killed
wounded and missing during the en
gagement and two hundred and fifty
horses and mules
Such occurrences and the grave con
ditions that are seen to exist all the
way from the sea to the Orange River In
tlie eastern half of Caie Colony show
clearly enough that the South African
war has not been ended by proclama
tions and that on the contrary it bids
fair to rage for another year if the
force that Great Britain has in the
country is all that It can furnish The
British Government aniT people might
as well acknowledge that they have
been unable to conquerrthe Boers and
cannot conquer them Hvlthout an in
crease of military power to supply
which their present ability seems to be
open to question
Today the three months grace allowed
under the French religious associations
law expires and all of the orders of the
Roman Catholic Church which have not
applied for or have failed to receive au
thorization will be dispersed At latest
accounts twenty seven maieVnd two hun
dred and twenty female orders aggregat
ing two thousand three hundred establish
ments had applied for authorization But
many of the most Important religious
communities have left or are prepared to
lave France The Benedictines have
bought Appuldurcombe House on the Isle
of Wight which as a singular coinci
dence Is built on the site of a great Ben
edictine monastery of tho Middle Ages
The Benedictine sisterhood has moved
also to the Isle of Wight and established
Itself at Cowcs Orders Ilko the Jesuits
Assumptionists and others who would not
receive authorization even If they applied
for it already have left French territory
It is a serious move on the part of the
French Republic this practical expul
sion of church organizations some of
which have lived and flourished in the
country for centuries and the Govern
ment need not be surprised if one result
bould be a change la the attitude of the
papacy toward the present political re
gime Certainly the situation appears to
be one to encourage the hope3 of mon
archists and Bonnpartlsts
By astronomical measurement It has
been discovered that the exact centre of
population In the United States Is on a
farm five miles south of Columbus Ind
The State therefore has a fresh title to
fame It has Taylor the Kentucky fugi
tive from justice and also It has the
centre of population Boosters ought to be
proud of the latter fact The former
makes them look small in the eyes of
the civilized world
It Is stated that a certain anarchist of
some local notoriety in Chicago recently
missed a watch from his home and
promptly reported the loss to the police
The query at once suggests Itself To
whom would this anarchistic philosopher
have reported the loss if there had been
no government and consequently no po
lice This simple little Incident In itself
demonstrates tho monstrous fallacy of the
whole anarchistic doctrine as well as the
lack of sincerity in some of those who
profess to believe In it
People who were present at the dese
cration of Abraham Lincolns coflln at
Springfield are attempting to dodge re
sponsibility each for himself It was
a coarse and brutal thing to open
the casket and everybody whp had any
thing to do with the offence Is entitled
to public contempt andWoquj In Eng
land such an act would have been a mis
demeanor punishable by Imprisonment It
ought to be so In this country
i
PERSONAL
Prof Goldwln Smith on behalf o him
self and his wife has made a donation of
tlOO XI to Toronto University the only
stipulation being that the money shall be
used for library purposes
Loomls Hcyt Holmes of Springfield
Mo sees a whole lot In a name more
than G0u0 In fact He has refused to
transform himself Into Louis David Frls
ble In order to obtain rn inheritance of
the amount mentioned His ybung wife
backs him up I married a Holmes
she says and I dont propose to have a
husband named Friable
The late Ixrd Morris did not make a
favorable Impression when he first entered
tho House of Lords One member Is said
to have asked what language the noble
and learned lord was speaking Lord
Morris himself declared I made wan 4
mistake I should have practiced spakln
to a lot of gravestones before I addhresaed
their lordships
The second man to receive the Victoria
Cross died at Brentwood England recent
ly aged 74 He obtained the decoration
by saving an officer under fire In the
Crimean war In VSA Hl3 regiment was
tho Forty ninth Royal Berkshire
King Victor Emmanuel of Italy spends
the summer and early autumn months ut
Racconlgl The other day he disappeared
from his chateau and no one knew where
he had gone His automobile too was
missing It turned out that he had gone
with the Queen and an adjutant to Vcntl
mlglla passing the French boundary with
out being recognized He returned to
Haccon 1 at 7 oclock In the evening over
the Colic ill Tendu having made the trip
of about 215 miles in fourteen hours
Prof John A Bergstrom of the depart
ment of pedagogy In Indiana University
has been given leavo of absence until
Christmas and he will spend the time
studying the school systems of Gtrmany
Norwty and Sweden Prof A M Brooks
of the department of fine arts will spend
the fall term In advanced study In Eu
rope Prof Martin W Simpfin henil of
the department of English will siK nd lb
year In study and n creation In Europe
Congressman Cnluha A Grow whp Is
known as the dean of the House at Wash
ington and the fnther of the houu stead
law Iliids oie of his greatest nleasures
In life in conducting a little HuihLlv xclinul
of about 100 scholars of the Grow home
stead uienwoou MUK iucnunna County
Pa The school was organized forty years
ago by Mrs I P Grow the Congress
mans sister-in-law Its membership In
cludes nearly everybody In the llttlo
nelghliorhood from children to men and
women with grey hair
FOREIGN TOPICS
It Is now taken Ior granted that the
Japanese Cabinet Intends to continue the
post bellum enterprises without any de
parture from the original programme To
oo so however a sum of some 5OCW0W
leu Is required
and no one seems quite
nemer the Minister of Finance
American capitalists will lie In
The recent maneuvres of the French
army In tho departments south of Brit
tany under the supervision of the commander-in-chief
General Bnigere in
which embarking and disembarking
troops was one of the principal features
has Inspired Lieutenant Colonel Delaunay
to declare in the Course of an elaborate
article in La Vlolllusjre that the real
object of the operations was to show the
English that a posslblo conflict with them
was taken into consideration and that
precautions were htdngndopted for such
a contingency among them being the In
vasion of England The writer goes at
some length Into thc scheme of invasion
conceived by Napoeon nnd concludes that
the only reason why this scheme was not
reaslbie ninety years ago was because
Napoleon lacked itearh power for his
transport boats
Moreover ho Is -by no means sure of
the suieriority of Englands fleet thereby
taking Issue with tapers like M Camille
Ielletau who has been on the navy com
mission In the French Chamber and has
frequently expressed himself In print as
anything but certain of the efficiency of
the units of the French navy Colonel
Delaunay declares that the English have
numerous ships but that number Is not
everything especially In naval warfare
Nowadays tiring la of the utmost Im
portance and a ship that can make per
fect use of Its guns Is worth Ave or six
that cannot So when I consider the
value of our officers and of our crews the
excellent quality of our ironclad defences
the immense superiority of our navat
gun j I cannot help being full of confi
dence In view of the day when our navy
shall have to try conclusions with that of
Greit Britain And I am glad to say
that I am not the only person who has
this conviction for after the last fleet
operations in the Mediterranean Vice Ad
miral Gervals the commander-in-chief In
bidding farewell to the officers and men
and In commemoration of the great deeds
accomplished concluded with this sensa
tional phrase Tous es espolrs sout per
mis All aspirations are possible
Earon von Rothkirch and Panten the
head of one of the oldest families In
Prussia and Frau Emilia Meyer of Zu
rich a maker of gentlemenB ties whose
acquaintance the baron made some years
ag In Switzerland have been arrested
at Lisbon Spain being accused of a se
cret murder In Zurich and are now on
their way to tho Swiss city to be Identi
fied by the police
Together they have wandered up and
down Europe for five years It Is alleged
supporting themselves by swindling prac
tices of the most plebeian sort
While living outside of Germany the ba
ron went by the name of Paul Boyan of
New York and It seems that he actually
did live in America under that name
In Zurich he was known as an ardent
blmetaillst and was continually agitating
this question with Americans passing
through
Some surprise has been felt by students
of minor European affairs that the recent
speech by Queen Wllhelmina of Holland
should actually embrace a Liberal pro
gramme notwithstanding the fact that a
Liberal Cabinet was Inst spring ousted
from power to make room for a coalition
Ministry composed of Clericals and Prot
estants The speech Is taken to Indicate
that the Premier Dr de Kuyper leader
of the Dutch Anti Revolutionary party
means to maintain his ascendency by
adopting a programme which shall bring
to his support the more progressive and
Intelligent members of the opposition
knowing well that his allied Catholics and
Protestants cannot be expected to keep
together on several questions of local ad
ministration while he depends upjon other
questions to keep the various factions of
the Liberals from runltjng with any hope
of defeating him
The Queen said that the revision of the
law for the observance of Sunday rest
legal and moro deoided protection of the
moral character of public life of the peo
ple more effective repression of public
gaming and alcoholism without Infringing
individual liberty and the continuation of
instruction in various branches wore all
necessary A bill providing for the direct
representation of agriculture would also
be Introduced so that the Government
furnished with more ample information
misht be better able to form a true ap
preciation of agricultural interests Furth
ermore tne consular system wouia be
adapted more than formerly to the inter
ests 01 agriculture industry and com
merce while obligatory Insurance against
accidents would be introduced as soon as
the law dealing with legal procedure was
passed and it uould be further extended
o sea usnermen anu agricultural labor
ers A bill was alsQ In preparation for
compulsory insurance against the con
sequences of sickness Incapacity and old
age
Tho chef du service des mines at Mad
agascar M Ie capilalne Monneyres re
cently made his report to the Governor
of the colony which has In due time been
issued by tho French colonial office It
shows that for the year 1900 the exports
of gold from Madagascar are a notable
increase overthoso for the two preceding
years reaching a total value of 3009
lWSOf as compared with 10CS2379f in
1W9 and 03S52216f In 1S9S This decrease
It Is stated was mainly duo to the discov
ery and development of the mines of
lAmpasary which accounted for a pro
duction of 533 kll 811 while the total yield
of the other workings are given as 575 kil
9C3 or about 50 per cent more than the
product ot Madagascar for last year fig
ured at 3S0 kll 390 These quantities aro
calculated at 2f 70 a gramme the rate
fixed by the decree of July 20 lsSC but
much below the ruling value In Mada
gascar where It is from 3f to 3f 10 a
gramme
Captain Monneyres says that there was
a large addition In the number of tem
porarily exploited claims during the year
and renewed activity in prospecting but
at the same time there were no signs of
Improvement In the methods of extracting
the gold The more recent discoveries in
the cast of the island while not quite us
rich as those of lAmpasary give indica
tions of greater permanency than the ear
ly workings on the elevated plateau They
aro said to form a well defined line al
most nirnllel with the coast and em
bracing Fanatara Sakleona certain afflu
ents of tho the district of
rAmbatlomlano or Farimbany to tho
north of Ambaslombe en the road to
Tamatave a portion ot Manlngory and
it Js also believed tho district of lAntan
ambalana to tho northwest of Maroantse
tra
Tlie letter of tho Chlneso Emperor to
the German Emperor Is a remarkable
piece of Oriental embroidery The cover
consists of a portfolio covered with yel
low silk the Imperial color On tho front
aro embroideries In gold and silk of won
derful delicacy and taste The middle
part forms a narrow rectangle with Chi
nese letters embroidered with black silk
being doubtless the address The spaee
right and left Is filled out with dragons In
gold while the rest of tho decoration con
sists partly of flowers and arabesque like
embroideries In various colors The whole
makes u fresh and pleasant Impression
The portfolio Is closed by means of very
Ingenious clasps of ivory Within Is the
imperial letter nrtlstlonlly written on
yellow silk It consists of a large num
ber of connected sheets which when un
folded are about four yards In length
This long strip of Hllk forms a connected
discourse reading from top to bottom
and It- furnished with a decorative seal In
red Iiiltan Ink Thi HrsT sheet of the let
ter has In the centre u large gold-embroidered
drag Willi a Imckground of
light green ornamefits The needlework
13 c cute d with shclr painstaking care
that It makes the Imjiroalnn of enameled
work The last fold has1 a umlUr dragon
ornament with onlArged embroidering In
the same colore as the front page
The top and bottom muggins of the letter
are in brick elragon motives
The Emperor has decided that this docu
ment so highly rnterebttng both In u
political and an artistic sense shall be
come a part of the Ifohlnzollcrn Museum
FIRST CHECK AS PRESIDErF
I of Months Snlnrv Inltl
Mr llelClnlejM ilnle
It was another busy peilod for tho
President nt the White House yesterday
Duilng the hours devoted to the reception
of visitors thsianto room was almost as
well filled with callers as It has been
when a changejof administration Is fol
lowed by wholesale changes In nftlce
holdlng jr
Admiral Schley -was one of the early
callers Ills visit was brief and ho
away to the Court of Enquiry the
navy yard after extending his greetings
to the President
President Roosevelt has evinced consid
erable Interest In the proposed Memorial
Bridge which has been so long talked of
fnr Washington and yesterday ho re
ceived a committee of the Memorial
Bridge Association consisting of Judge
R E Doan Gen J Floyd King vice
president of the association Col W S
Odell and Capt J P Walker These
gentlemen called the Presidents attention
to the resolutions adopted at the Grand
Army of the Republic meeting held In
Cleveland recently approving the plans
for a memorial bridge to span the Poto
mac at Washington The committee ex
plained to the President that the asso
ciation favored the suggestion of having
a McKinley arch as a part of the struct
ure The committee requesteel tho Presi
dent to call attention to the proposed
bridge In his message to Congress Mr
Roosevelt promised to give the subject
due consideration
Senator Hansbrough of North Dakota
regards the rrcslilent rather as a neigh
bor owing to the fact that Mr Roosevelt
once owned and operated a ranch In his
State Senator Hansbrough Is an earnest
advocate of extensive Irrigation He
found during a brief call on the Presi
dent yesterday that Mr Roosevelt was
taking a close interest in the subject and
would probably refer to It In his message
to Congress - -
Robert P Porter discussed reciprocity
with the President Mr Porter Is a con
vert from the principles of a high pro
tective tariff He Wants to stop the gen
eral exodus of far sighted American man
ufacturers to England That country he
believes under existing conditions Is a
far better distributing centre than the
united States Mr Porter thinks a se
rious mistake wlil be made if the pro
posed reciprocity treaties are not rati
fied by the Senate
Senator Forakcr and Representative
Grosvcnor of Ohio are the only Ohloans
of prominence who have called at the
Whlto House for feeveral days
F Abreu a Filipino merchant from
Manila traveling in this country to- gain
a knowledge of American methods pre
sented the President yesterday with a
handsome cane and several nieces of cloth
of insular manufacture The stick was
mounted in gold mined in Luzon and
was the work of native artisans The
President was pleased to receive these
specimens of Filipino workmanship Mr
Abreu was accompanied by his nephew
J C Abreu of this city who acted as
Interpreter
Mr Roosevelts first sllarv eheek ns
President was delivered by a special mes
senger from the Treasury yesterday It
was drawn for J201774 and Is pay for
seventeen days In the month of Septem
ber The remainder of the salary for that
month J18856S8 will be paid to the estato
of President McKinley
Alonzo B Cornell who was Governor
of New York when Mr Roosevelt was
an Assemblyman was among the callers
yesterday He merely extended wishes
for a prosperous administration to the
man who was beginning his career when
he was chief executive of the Empire
State
Joseph C Darlington President ot the
Union League of Philadelphia yester
day presented the President with a copy
of resolutions adopted on September 20
plcelglng him the support of that organ-
za ion jir uooaeveit received this evi
dence of the loyalty with an expression
of his appreciation Mr Darlington was
accompanied by Postmaster General
Smith
E H Dayes a member of the Repub
lican National Committee from South
Carolina talked briefly with the Presi
dent over politlcaj matters In that State
For the position of solicitor of Internal
revenue recently made vacant by fhe
death of Eugene Webster there Is a lively
contest L W C Blaylock of Goldville
S C and George C Huggins the acting
collector are among tho candidates No
appointment will be made It is under
stood until Congress convenes and the
South Carolina delegation holds a patron
age cauciis
Among others who called on the Presi
dent during the merging were ex-Representative
White of North Carolina Judge
uoyu 01 isortn carotins representative
Brownlow of Tennessee Colonel Reed
Adjutant General of the U S Marine
Corps Dr G B Cock of Canton Ohio
the Chinese Inspector nt Helena Mont
Charlemagne Koehler of Geonetown
University Senator Burton of Kansas
Representative Griggs of Georgia
Kermlt Roosevelt tho Presidents
twelve-year-old son has begun his school
life at the University School 1310 Eight
een Street northwest Every morning
shortly before 9 oclock he leaves the
White House either afoot or en hl3 wheel
with his books under his arm or swinging
hoylike in a strap At the school which
is in session from 9 oclock until 1 in tho
afternoem he receives instruction In Eng
lish Latin French arithmetic and spell
ing
Kermlt is a boy of rather serious temp
erment and gives promise to develop Into
a thorough student The school Is not
yet large In numbers the maximum en
rollment being generally reached in Oc
tober each year
Young Roosevelt has among his om
panionr a son of CoL Theodore Hingam
Sherman Mlleu son of Gen Nelson A
Miles attended tho school Inst year He
Is now a plcbe nt West Point Ellhu
Root Jr was another student there last
year as wus a son of Dr Hill Assistant
Secretary of State
Athletics are encouraged at tho Uni
versity School The youngsters there
have feiotball and baseball teams in the
respective seasons Kermlt Roosevelt
will doubtless be a participant in these
games Inasmuch as such pastimes are
encouraged by the President who owes
his magnificent constitution to liberal
outdoor exercise
Ethel Roosevelt Is receiving Instruction
from a governess Arrangements have
been made for Archibald the Presidents
boy to enter the Force pub
lic school on Massachusetts Avenue
northwe st Archibald will not however
come 10 Washington for possibly a week
or two Tlie arrival of Miss -- a
enitaPv uncertain
It takes more than a beating r dnstorm
to deprive the President of his daiy out
door exercise In the driving downpour
of last Saturday afternoon In company
with Colorel Sanger Assistant Secretary
of War he walked five miles through mud
anil rain To say that tho attaches at
tho Whlto House were amazed when
President Roosevelt returned coatee frem
head to feet with mud nnd wet to the
skin would be exuresslmr mildlv the
measure of their surprise Mr Roosevelt
appeared to enjoy It hugely
After finishing his work on Sturdiy
the Iresldent joined Colonel Sanger Both
were attired in ordinary street
with heavy walking shoes Colonel San
ger wore a wido brlrnmed b it ulileh
would have been worthy the roughest of
the Rough RIdcr8
The White Heijjse carriage had been or
dered but had pot arrived Colonel Bing
hams surrey was nt hand and into it
Jumped tho President and his companion
Away out In the suburbs five miles from
the White House tho President dismissed
tho driver Then he and Colonel Sanger
set out toward the city at n smart foot
pace Both were drenched to tho skin
when they arrived at the Executive Man
sion Almost every day Incidents similar
to this confirm the members of the White
House staff and others In the belief that
Theodore Iloosevtlt Is the most uncon
ventional President In the hiatory of the
nrtlon
Anil Tills In War
From the Xe w York World
According to British official returns Just
published In London 2313 deaths occurred
In the month of August alone among the
157019 Boer people held In the concentra
tion camps In South Africa
This Is a ilea lb rate of not far from 200
per 1000 nvrannum Ten times tbo nor
mal average dgath rnte of civilized coun
tries Nearfy one llfth of all Kitcheners
reenncentrados dying every year And
yet tlie saimr Britons who held up their
hands In horror nt Weylerlsm In Cuba
read with complacency these appalling
records of the rapid extermination of Boer
non combntants And of Augusts 2343
victims 1 SS were children
And this la war
HANNA AND MR ROOSEVELT
The Senator Ili Uercx Hlmnclr In Vo
curd With ie Admlrilxtratlon
BOSTON Sept 30 Sennuii Manna Is
r T- ni t - OUL mo
- - Loilng and Charles E Kimball
in law on Beacon Street
senator r f i i ii c
dent Roosevelt have always been most
cordial and friendly I believe In his-sincerity
and patriotism and his desire to
do what Is for the best Interests of the
country The announcement to the pub
lic of what will be his policy Is charac
teristic of the man and I believe he will
recUvc the support of all of President
McKlnleys friends and certainly ho will
recclvo mine
1 should prefer at this time not to
place myself before tbo public as speaking
regarding what his Administration should
be which might perhaps embarrass him
There has been a good deal said in the
papers about my relations to the new Ad
ministration Thl3 has been done in some
Instances In a brutal way The statement
of a New York paper that Mark Bannas
machine went to pieces at 313 this morn
ing the day the President died was most
ctuel My relations to the Republican
party are the same as they always have
been I am thoroughly In sympathy with
it and I think Irealdent Roosevelt and
myself are agreed -
In reply to a question as to what the
A MISHAP ON THE BLAKELET
Blotter Engine Urenk Dnrrn During
Ite r staiielurdlziiiK Runv
NEWPORT R I Sept 30 The tor
pedo boat Blakelcy met with an accident
today that prevented her from complet
ing her speed tests and It will be sev
eral days before they can be resumed
The Blakeley went out this Suon to fin
ish the runs for tho purpose or standard
izing her propeller and made six runs
over the measured mile course when her
blower engine broke down and she was
obliged to abandon the tests
The repairs will be made here and the
trial board will be notified when the boat
is again ready
TO HONOR BRAVE SOLDIERS
Board of Olllcers fleets Teiniorrow
nt AVjir Department
A board of officers appointed for the
purpose of making recommendations in
all cases relative to the conferring of
brevet rank and awarding medals of
honor to pjrticlpants In the Spanish
American war the insurrection In the
Philippines and the war In China will
meet at tho War Department tomorrow
The board will consist of Major
Gen Arthur MacArthur Col H C Has
brook of the Artillery and Col Francis
Moore of the Eleventh Cavalry with
Capt Robert A Brown of the Fourth
Cavalry as recorder
Peculltr Interest attaches to the meet
ing oflhls board owing to the fact that
President Hoosevelt will probably be
civen the brevet rank of brigadier gen
eral U S A for Ills services during the
Spanish American war
POLITICAL COMMENT
Every other country In the world would
like to have the spectre of a j00000tt
surplus but that Is no excuse for Its ex
istence In the United States New York
World
Tho constitutional Idea of the Presl
elents messnge was that It was for the
information of Congress and tho peo
ple But that was before the dally press
had come to keep the public better In
formed as to the state of the Union than
it could be if Presidential messages were
issued weekly Chicago Record Herald
It goes without saying that strong
measures must be taken for the Instinct
of preservation is no less Imperious with
sovereign peoples than with Individual
men Wo must however have a care
lest In our anxiety to safeguard the life
of tho President we impair tho princi
ples of free thought and free speech
which successive generations of our an
cestors bought with their blood New Or
leans Times Democrat
jV firm may Justly argue that its affairs
are private and concern nobody but the
partners A great corporation which In
vites the public to invest money in Its
shares ran set up no such plea Whether
a company capitalized at hundreds of
millions of dollars Is honestly or dishon
estly capably or Incompetently managed
Is a public matter auetlt cans tor gov
mmonlnl clndn ldnn Minillh t
to
protect ever public Vhtercsf Philadcl
j iua Times
A REFUND TO THE FLOUR TRUST
The- Coniptrnllrr of the Treasury on
the Stnap Slattrr
The claim of Samuel Thomas Albert C
MlUIng
iii irinaiii 11 iiu iiuii uuiii eunCSIiaV I rnnnnn --
when ho will go to New York When
asked today regarding the noV 1 n f PaW or documentary
tratlon and his relations to it he said alamf U3cU cesa ot the nmount re-
What I have said already regarding a moBasc was recently
muted
thls matter seems to sum up nil I have to
say My personal relations with I
to the Auditor for the Treasury
Department by tho Commissioner of In
ternal Revenue for settlement and tho
Auditor submitted It to the Comptroller
of the Treasury for his opinion as to
whether payment should be made Robert
J Tracewell the Comptroller declines to
approve disapprove or modify the rul
ing of the Commissioner of Internal Rev
enue
The cose is quite an interesting one On
May 1 1900 the United States Flour Mill
ing Company executed a mortgage secur
ing bonds to the face value of 113000000
and affixing stamps thereto to the value
of 7500 Bonds to the value of J75O50u0
only were Issued under this mortgage
and the mortgage has been foreclosed and
no other bonds will be Issued thereunder
Stamps to the value of 13750 have been
removed from the mortgage and stamps
to the value of J250 added
The receivers ask the refunding of tha
amount paid for the stamps removed from
the mortgage This mortgage required
stamps to the value of 373250 only The
stamps were purchased May 3 1900 from
the collector at a discount of I per cent
Mr Tracewell after a thorough review
attitude of Congress shoufd be in making ot a Points of law Involved In the
laws ror tho better protection of the Pres
ident Senator Hanna said
I am not a lawyer and I do not know
what can be done The people will ex
pect Congress and the several States to do
something effectual In the way of legis
lation They will expect more from their
legislatures than from congress It will
ital offence to make an attempt on the life
i ie a resiueni 1 mime me people are
with rrn In approving the extreme con
stitutional limits The assassination of
President McKinley is in some respects
even more horrible than that of Lincoln
or Garfield because It was at a time of
profound peace
IVhen asked If he did not think tho
President should be kept more away from
the people Senator Hanna said
If there was anything President Mc
Kinley liked it was to get near the people
and that Is too delicate a question to be
discussed now The act of the assassin
I believe was the result or a conspiracy
and there seems to bo no way to protect
the President from such consequences
THINK SENTEY MISTAKEN
Ofllcern Doubt the Alleged Attack at
the McKinley Vault
CANTON Ohio Sept 30 I think the
sentinel deceived himself I do not think
an actual attack was made such as re
lated When daylight came there was no
evidence of a struggle wlfen the ground
was examined this morning
This statement made by Captain Biddle
Company C Fourteenth Infantry now de
tailed to guard the temporary tomb of
President McKinley Is the only expres
sion In which any of the officers have al
lowed themselves to be quoted In connec
tion with the strange story that came
from Westlawn Cemetery last night Pri
vate Deprend who fired a shot that
aroused the whole camp claiming that
his aim was directed at a man stealthily
approaching his post and that another
man caught his gun and attempted to
stab him in the abdomen still adheres to
the story At least one commissioned
man also believes that an attack was at
tempted He salel
It was the real thing and was the re
sult of pure cussednesa Some peopl3
would like to sec everything here de
stroyed to bring further reproach upon
the Government
Most of the other soldiers have passed
from conviction last night to doubt to
night while disbelief Is the prevailing
sentiment among the people of the com
munty None are more emphatic In ex
pressions of disbelief In any real Inten
tion on anyones part to desecrate the
tomb than the family of the late Presl
elent McKinley and their most Intimate
friends Probably tho most common be
lief is that Deprend fired a shot at a
phantom which the loneliness of his po
Ition conjured in front of him fell over
with the discharge of the gun and rolled
down tho hillside to the vault gates his
Imagination supplying the second man
who caught the gun and made the knife
thrust as well as the other details which
were reported In all sincerity as actual
occurrences
A close Investigation was made as to
his sobriety at the time which was es
tablished beyond reasonable doubt En
quiry was also made without result as
to whether personal troubles between sol
diers might not have caused the Incident
One theory has been advanceel along the
line of some local men seeking revenge
on the soldiers who have succeeded in
winning considerable attention from Can
ton women
tlon says
The claim in this case was allowed by
the Commissioner of Internal Revenue
under the act of May 12 1900 which con
taliis the following provision
Sec 2 That tho finding of facts In and
the decision of the Commissioner of In
ternal Revenue upon the merits of any
claim presented under or authorized by
this act shall in the absence of fraud or
mistake In mathematical calculations
be final and not subject to revision by
any accounting officer
As the allowance of this claim Xy the
Commissioner of Internal Revenue Is by
this provision made conclusive upon the
accounting officers the claim Is here
with returned tn the Auditor for the
Treasury Department with the informa
tion that I am not authorized to approve
disapprove or modify the decision made
by him In this case
GENERAI BEIX BETXRES
Col IV 11 lllxbee Mentioned an a
Ponnlhle SncceSHor T
An order retiring Brig Gen James M
Bell for age will Issued by the War
Department today general Bell will theh
have reached the age of sixty four
years when he must by law retire from
service
He entered the Regular Army In 1S66 as
a second lieutenant of the Seventh Cav
alry but had previously served during
the civil war In the Eighty sixth Ohio In
fantry and Thirteenth Pennsylvania Cav
alry He was made first lieutenant of
the Eighty sixth Ohio June 10 1SC2 cap
tain of an independent company of Penn
sylvania Cavalry June 30 1SC3 and captain
Thirteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry In Oc
tober of the same year He was pn
moted to first lieutenant of the Seventh
Cavalry in 1S67 to captain In 1376 and to
major of the First Cavalry In 1S96
July 5 1SD9 he was made colonel of the
Twenty seventh Volunteers which saw
service In the Philippines and In January
1900 lieutenant colonel of the Eighth Cav
airy Ten days later he was promoted to
brigadier general He returned from the
Philippines several months ago and has
since been on duty In the War Depart
ment
Col William M BIsbee of the Thir
teenth Infantry and a native of Rhode Isl
and is mentioned as a possible successor
of General BelL
CAPTAIN CKOEBYS CLAIM
Rutins by he Assistant Comp
troller of the Treasury
Livingston Hunt paymaster United
States Navy navy yard Washington D
C through the Secretary of JhejNavy
rcently requested the declslpnofilhe
Comptroller of the Treasury as to the
rate of pay and the right to commuta
tion for quarters In the case ot Capt
Frank C Cosby United States Navy
while absent from his station in Washing
ton and outside the limits of the United
States In the performance of his duties
as general Inspector of the pay corps of
the navy
It appears that by orders of July ID
1901 Captain Cosby was directed to pro
ceed from San Francisco Cal to Yoko
hama Japan and to various other points
outside the continental limits of tha
United States among them pluces in the
Insular possessions of the United States
He was assigned to this duty for the pur
pose of Inspecting the accounts of tho
pay officers stationed at the points desig
nated including the accounts of pay
masters of vessels with which he mignt
fall In during his entire trip reporting in
each case of Inspection to the senior offi
cer present
He was directed to return by way of
the Suez Canal and not assigned to duty
on any particular vessel The department
regards his absence while engaged on
this duty as only temporary In charac
ter
In deciding the oints lnvoiveu in tne
matter L P Mitclull Assistant Comp
troller of the Treasury said that Cap
tain Cosby is not while absent from the
continental limits of the United States
or from the limits of the States and
tiguous Territories entitled to the full
pay of an army officer of corresponding
rank and service less 15 per centum
thereof as for shore service This rate
said Mr Mitchell is still 0UO per an
num or the rate to which he Is entitled
under the old law being more than the
pay of an army officer of corresMinding
rank and service when reduced for shore
service
In reply to your request for I decision
as to th right of Captain Cosby to com
mutation for quarters while absent on
thts duty I have to say that as his ab
sence from his permanent station Is re
garded by the department as only tem
porary his right to the commutation con
tinues
THE NAVAL WAR COLLEGE
President Clintlwfclc HeportM Thnt
Its Ltlllty Ih Generally Approved
Capt F E Chadwlck President of the
Naval War College at Newport R I
yesterday reported to the Navy Depart
ment concerning the condition of the in
stitution The summer course of Instruc
tion at the college ended on Saturday
I think I may say justly says Cap
tain ChTdwlck that It has been highly
successful The officers in attendance ail
of whom were of superior rank and a
number of high rank have left with a
feeling of Its great utility to themselves
personally and of the importance to the
service They have expressed themselves
very freely In this regard and It is a
pleasure to me to convey their opinions to
the department
Decent Politico
KTori tlie Chicasto Chronicle
At the time of President McKlnleys as
sassination the Democratic committee of
Ohio proposed to the Republican commtt
teo that the campalsn In that StaTe
should be an Inactive one no speech1
making and none of the hurrah With
which excited partisans conduit political
lights In this country It proposed
to adopt this course out of respect to the
memory of tho dead President and ns a
tribute to his name from both parties
in his own State
Chairman Dick of the Republican com
mittee receved the proposition with os
tentatious scorn He said that the best
tribute to the memory of McKinley would
be a groat Republican hurrah campaign
and a sweeping Republican victory but
the Republican opening was postponed
for a few days nominally until after the
funcraL
Hanna and Dick have now got their
heads together and have announced that
the campaign will not begin until after
the thirty days of mourning for the iate
President shall expire They would have
done better for tho cause of decency it
they had accepted the Democratic offer
uncalled for as it was In the spirit whlc
dictated it

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