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TALK FOR "THE CANAL.
Coast Delca-atlons Will See the Pres.
WASHINGTON. April It Representa
tive Tongue called on the President today
and made on appointment for Wednesday
afternoon, when the entire Pacific Coast
delegations will call and urge the Presi
dent to support the Nicaragua canal pro
I JecU The President would not discuss the
suDjeci witn .Mr. Tongue loaay.
Representative Lacy today Introduced a
bill authorizing the Secretary of the In
terior to make a charge for grazing within
the forest reservations. This Is the bill
submitted by the Secretary himself, and
will bo opposed In committee.
William Hoopfal. of Vancouver, a vet
eran of the Spanish-American War, has
been granted a pension of $6 a month.
being one of tho first on the Pacific Coast
1 to be recognized.
LORD ROBERTS' NET
Spread to Catch the Raiding
LATTER SEEM TO BE RETREATING
Investment of "Wepener Abandoned
Contradictory Report From Natal
British StlU Lack Horses.
LONDON. April 17. 4:15 A. M. Lord
Roberts has spread his nrt far and wide
to catch the adventurous commandoes that
have been making mischief In the south
eastern part of the Free State. The net
has not yet been drawn In. but at the
headquarters of Lord Roberts the Im
pression exists that the power of the
Boers Is decreasing. The Dally News' cor
respondent has them fleeing to the south.
east; a Standard correspondent reports
them fleeing northward; a Dally Telegraph
correspondent says that some aro going
north and others south, while a Morning
Poit representative says It Is not known
what the Boers are dctng.
Evidently the feeling at Bloemfonteln a
that the dispositions of Lord Roberts'
forces are such as to enable him to con
centrate a large force rapidly at any point.
The Boers, being aware of this, are pre
sumed to be thinking now chiefly of re
treat. The Investment of Wepener, according
to a special dispatch from Bloemfonteln,
has been absolutely abandoned. Accord
ing to a' Bethanle dispatch, the Boers are
unable to retreat northward bicause the
British strongly bold all roads.
Diverse reports come from Natal, one
asserting that tho Boer have retired be
yond the Blggarsterg Range and another
saying that rome'of them are close ta
London waits confidently for almost Im
mediate announcement of news favorable
to the British. Distrust exists, however.
t.B to any rapid, continuous advance to
ward Pretoria, chiefly on account of the
lack of horse!, many of which die in the
course of the long voyage. Letters from
the Cape say that the three days Journey
by rail Is made In open trucks, that the
arrangements for feeding and watering
are Inadequate, and that tho unfortunate
animals break down rapidly In conse
quence of these hardship. Despite the
energy of Its buyers abroad, the War Of
fice foresees much difficulty In supplying
the enormous number of horses required.
All Bare Different SJp'ry to Tell of
LONDON. April 17. Tho Bloemfonteln
correspondent of the Morning Post, tele
graphing Monday, says:
"Small bodies of Boers ere prowling
around; and are even coming within eight
or 10 miles of Bloemfonteln. Three
Johannesburg 'Zarps' actually entered the
town one night and escaped without be
ing discovered. The Boer demonstration
yesterday at Karee Siding was designed
to cover tho withdrawal of an immense,
convoy of provisions. There is no doubt
that the Boer Incursion Into tho south
eastern part of the Free State was largely
due to the need of replenishing victuals In
the most fertile part of tho country. This
explains why the enemy marched south
with empty wagons. Various Important
movements are occumlng, which, natur
ally. It Is not desirable to specify."
The 'Bloemfonteln correspondent of the
Times, telegraphing Monday, says:
"Th'e Boers who have been investing
Wepener are reported to be moving In a
southerly direction, but the object of the
movement Is uncertain."
The Bloemfonteln correspondent of the
Standard, telegraphing Monday, says:
"TheN Boers aro In full retreat from
Wepener, hugging the Basutoland bor
der. The Basutos are marching parallel
with them along the frontier, watching
eagerly for the slightest encroachment."
The Bloemfonteln correspondent of tne
Dally Telegraph, In a dispatch dateS yes
"The Boers have raised the siege of
Wepener, and have left Rouxville. A
majority of them undoubtedly returned
north, with the exception of a body of
about C000, now reported to bo going to
The Dally News has the following from
Reddersburg. dated Friday:
"General Chermislde saw the rear guard
of the Boers disappear southeast In full
retreat. The enemy appear to be In strong
force four miles east of Reddersburg.
They are falling back before our advance
slafeklna- Under Fire.
LONDON, April 17. The Dally Mall has
the following from Lady Sarah Wilson,
dated Mafeklng, April 5:
"The pinch of hunger Is beginning to
be felt, and relief seems more distant than
ever. Smce March 31. there had been no
shelling until today. Commandant Sny
nian having taken -his burghers to bar
Colonel Plumer's road. Yesterday, how
ever, be returned and the bombardment
was renewed today with splendid high ve
locity guns, firing It-pound shells, such
as had not been used since the first days
of the siege.
"The military authorities says the Brit
ish artillery has nothing to compare with
these guns." -
Did Not Recover Dead and "Wounded.
LONDON, April 17. A dispatch to the
Times from Mafeklng, dated April , 18.
confirming earlier reports, says:
"After Colonel Plumer's Tepulse. Com
mandant Snyman sent a message Inviting
Colonel Baden-Powell to send out to col
lect the dead and wounded, but when the
ambulance appeared the Boer commando
declined to allow them to be taken. It
was discovered, however, that the Boer
reports of the extent ot the British casu
alties have been greatly exaggerated."
Boera Looldnsr Toward America.
LONDON, April 17. The Lourenco Mar
que: correspondent of the "Dally Mall,
telegraphing Sunday, says:
"The tone of the Standard and Diggers'
News shows that the Transvaal Govern
ment Is relying strongly upon American
Intervention. Great results are expected
from the campaign of Webster Davis and
from the Presidential contest."
Boera at Derrdorp.
LONDON. April 17. A correspondent of
the Dally Telegraph at Ladysmlth, In a
dispatch dated April 16, says:
"The Boers are down again at Dewdorp,
east of Ladysmlth."
Botha at Pretoria.
PRETORIA. April 15. General Botha Is
here. He consulted with several members
of the Irish-American ambulance corps,
who are treated as guests ot the General.
Prisoners Xanded at St. Helena.
JAMESTOWN, St. Helena, April' 16.
The remainder of the Boer prisoners were
landed today. Colonel Schlel and th two
others -who bad been confined at the cita
del, after their attempt to escape, have
been 'released and have cone to Dead wood
with the remainder
Supplies for Belra.
NEW TORK. April 16. The steamship
Sandpend has been taken to a Brooklyn
elevator to load corn, bay and oats tor
Belra. This Is the Portuguese port where
It Is said a British force IsJo be landed
to attack the Transvaal through Rhodesia.
She Is the first ship to load here for that
INFLUX OF JAPANESE.
Orientals Ponrlnc Into British Co
lumbia. VICTORIA. B. C, April 18. Japanese
are still pouring in here. The steamer
RIoJun Maru brought 00, and the big
.liner Goodwin 1100. The eteamer Miles
Is expected with SO more, and the Brae
mar, at the end of this week, with over
The labor leaders aro agitating against
this great Influx of Orientals, but It Is
said that 'tho Provincial and Dominion
Parliaments are powerless to enact legis
lation to keep tho Japanese out, for the
Imperial Government refuses to allow
the passage of legislation which will af
fect Its friendly relations with Japan.
Martin, the British Columbia Premier,
In a speech last night, said that If re
e'ectcd be would seo that legislation was
passed restricting this Immigration.
Yokohama advices brought by tho
steamer RIoJun Maru Indlcato that char
Itablo societies-and possibly the munici
pal governments or Japanese cities are
iKAiSf SlElM. J?1?? I
number of Japanese pauper laborers to
this country. The Japanese Mall says
that destitute Asiatics are not allowed to
congregate at Yokohama and Toklo, but
aro sent across the Pacific as fast as pos
sible. Wuhlngton Officials "Watchful.
WASHINGTON, April 16.-Up to this
point nothing has been done by the Wash
ington authorities looking toward the re
striction of the immigration of Japanese
Into this country, beyond the application
of the contract labor laws. Tho lnforce
ment of these laws Is Intrusted to the offi
cials of the Treasury Department, and,
so far as known, they have not dis
covered any movement toward the bring
ing Into the United States of Japanese
coolies under labor contracts. They ore
not, however, authorized to Interfere with
the incoming Japanese who can satisfy
the requirements of the laws in the mat
ter of freedom from contract obligations
and ability to maintain themselves. It Is
believed that, unlike other Orientals, few
Japanese, even of the laboring classes,
fall to make, a sufficient showing on these
points to pass muster and secure admis
sion at the Golden Gate.
If. however, tho tide of Japanese Immi
gration, now setting toward the British
Northwest possessions, should Include
Japanese coolies under contract to labor
In the United States, there will be neces
sity for & considerable reinforcement of
the Treasury employes charged with the
policing of the boundary lines between
Washington and British Columbia, In or
der to. prevent their entrance latr. the
United States. There Is no formal obli
gation upon- Che British colonial authori
ties to prevent such Japanese from cross-
lng the line, beyond that of mere neigh- (Chairman Theurer informed the commlt
borty Interest, a consideration not always lea that tne natter had been settled and
Buuiaeni o siop hucju uumpiag oi un-
cent reports from San Francisco of the
arrival at that port of considerable num
bers of Japanese laborers, taken In con
nection with the steady increase of tho
Japanese population of the Hawaiian Isl
ands, has attracted the attention of lh
executive branch of the Government. It
Is said that, even supposing the presence
of the Japanese within our territorial lim
its should be regarded as undesirable, the
subject of restriction Is entirely beyond
executive reach at present, being one for
the consideration of Congress. The fig
ures of the Immigration bureaus on the
Pacific Coast are, however, being closely
watched, for upon their showing may de
pend Important recommendations upon
NAVAL POLICY BOARD.
That All Its Proceedings
Shall Be Secret.
WASHINGTON. April 16. The new Nav
al Policy Board held its first meeting at
the Navy Department today. There were
present Admiral Dewey, the president of
the board; Admiral Crowninshleld, Cap
tains Chadwlck. Taylor. Evans, Clark,
SIgsbee; Colonel Reed, United States Ma-
line Corps; Commander Mulligan, Com-
mander Walker and Lieutenant Ward, the
latter being secretary of the board. An
organization jnaa effected, and, after a
general discussion of the scope ot the
work to be undertaken and the probable
advantages of subdividing the labors of
the board, an adjournment was taken.
The board decided at the outset that the
character ot the work to be undertaken.
Involving as It does the preparation of
schemes ot defense of the country, as well
as offensive campaigns, renders It abso-
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juicijr iievcBoiwj- uwi ok.i:.j mum bui-
round these proceedings. Therefore the
press has been given to understand that
the work of the body will not furnish mat
ter for current news. "
NEW YORK. April 16. A special to the
Hra!d from Washington savs:
Secretary Long said, Sn-.diy.- that the
battleship Texas and the cruiser New
York will not be placed out of commls
slo'n on their arrival at Hampton Roads.
Orders will be given to the battleship
Kearsarge to Join the flag, and when the
Kentucky has completed her trial next
month, she will also be assigned to Ad
miral Farquhar's command. It Is expect
ed by the Department that some Import
ant maneuvers will be held this summer
In accordance with a programme which
probably will be adopted by the policy
MAJOR KNIGHT'S CASE."
The Secretary of War Has Ordered
WASHINGTON, April 16. The Secretary
of War has ordered an Investigation made
at New York City of the charge that
Major Knight. Corps of Engineers, com
manding the engineering school at Wlllet's
Point. N. Y.i had Interfered with Father
Tiemey, of the Roman Catholic Church.
In the performance ot his religious duties
at the Army post. It Is alleged that the
priest had been stopped at the entrance to
the post at the point of a- bayonet, and
that the action of the sentry had been
subsequently upheld by the commanding
Representative Fitzgerald of Massa
chusetts, recently addressed a resolution
concerning the alleged refusal of certain
Xrmy officers to permit Catholic priests to
administer their offices at Army posts, the
resolution being based on th'e alleged ac
tion of Major Knight In the case of Father
TlerneyT Representative Fitzgerald was
Informed by the Secretary of War tKat
the matter would be Investigated, and. It
It were found that the ofneer had ex-
ceoded hi authority, bo would be relieved.
Administration Leaders Have
Agreed Upon the Planks.
EXPANSION WILL BE THE KEYNOTE
Republican Leaders of the Senate
and National Committeemen Have
Accepted the Articles of Faith.
CHICAGO. April IS. A special to the
Post from Washington says:
Administration leaders have agreed upon
the Issues and articles of Republican faith
which will be Incorporated In the National
platform to be submitted to the Philadel
phia convention for ratification. A rough
draft of the Republican party creed has
been accepted by Republican leaders, of
the Senate and Republican National com
mitteemen. The opening declaration will be a hearty
Indorsement of President McKinley and a
tribute to his personal management of
the most brilliant military and naval
achievements or the close of the century.
Unqualified arproval will be accorded ta
all the Administrative acts. The estab
lishment of a gold standard will je dwelt
upon, and a plank wilt be devoted to re
newed allegiance to the gold standard
i "I'l !& a a a '"Ha nTn 9r win nrlll ru& v n A
"Panelon Issue. A strong, clear utterance"
In favor of the retention of the Phllip-
pines and of a vigorous foreign policy will
be declared. There will be no positive
affirmation of the right of this Govern
ment to govern the Philippines, as that
must be left for further adjudication. The
policy of protection will be affirmed, and
the platform will pledge tho party to the
support of the doctrine of reciprocity. A
greater merchant marine and liberal pen
sion laws will be demanded, and the Mon
roe Doctrine reasserted. The Nicaragua
Canal will be supported. If no action is
taken at this session of Congress. The
developments of tho near' future In Cuba
and the outcome of the municipal elec
tions next month will largely shape the
policy toward that Island.
Among other planks In tho platform will
be one In favor of an augmented Navy,
others to favor of civil service, free home
steads, restriction of Immigration, and
temperance and woman suffrage will also
have. & place In the platform.
DEWET AND TIIH LABOR. VOTE.
The Admiral Called Upon to Settle
the Grand-Stand Question.
CHICAGO, April 16. Admiral Dewey
will have to decide whether he will re
view the Chicago Dewey Day Parade
from a grandstand constructed by the
contractors or from a. stand erected by
union carpenters affiliated with the Build
ing Trades' Council. The union carpenters
are aroused over the fact that the of
fer oi the Master Carpenter Association
hs been accepted by the commltteo on
the celotratlon. and are disposed to make
trci'blo. Acommlttee of union men watted
on tbi committee on grandstand todaj-
nTIrt t fTArBTl fr jcs-n n vairlaitHno tnX
. that' no proposition could be entertained,
John A. Long, President of the Board
of Business Agents, of the Building
Trades Council, stated later that the car
penters would write a letter to Admiral
Dewey acquainting him with the labor
situation in Chicago and advising him
either to remain in Washington or come
to Chicago with the Intention of review
ing the parade from a grandstand con
structed by union carpenters.
"If Admiral Dewey comes to this city
and Ignores union labor," said Business
Agent Long, "the worklngmen will be bad
ly disappointed. He cannot afford to re
view the parade from a non-union grand
stand, If he Is a candidate for the Presi
dency. Besides he will miss all the music,
for no union bands will march past such a
Kerr York Convention Mnjr Not In
dorse Him, bnt They Favor IlimV
NEW YORK, April 16. After the meet
ing of the Repub'lcan State Committee
tonight. Chajrmon O'DclI. alluding to the
Vice-Presidential situation, sold:
"There should be no misunderstanding
about the question of Indorsing the candt-
U4u.y ui .kir. v uwtuu. jkiia cuuvcauuu
ougnt not xorxnuu) 10 nojne a, contuaaie
t for the Vice-Presidency because that
) might seem to bind the whole state dele-
gatlon without giving the delegates from
the Congressional districts any opportu
nity to express thtlr choice. They can
best decide upon th.e course that should
be taken 'by New York when the National
Convention meets. It may then seem, best
to the New York delegation to advance
Mr. Woodruffs name. Ills candidacy has
a great deal of strength, not only here, but
, in several other states, and I should not
, be surprised to see him nominated and his
. . .1-- . . ., -.-.-
. nuu-inaoracxncut oy iuc cuuveuuon suuum
not be construed as meaning that tho
delegates from this state are opposed to
his selection for Vlce-Prei Ident."
Senator Piatt tonight Indorsed the above
NEW YORK REPUBLICANS.
State Convention Today Promises to
Be Remarkably Harmonious.
NEW YORK. April 16. A convention
which promises to be absolutely devoid
of any feature will be held In this city
tomorrow by the Republicans, to name
delegates to the National convention at
Philadelphia. So distinct Is the harmony.
It Is said, that there will be no com
mittee on contested seats, no contesting
delegations, and, so far as can be learned,
no objection to tho brief and noncommit
tal programme laid down. The pro
gramme reads like this: Senator N. A.
Elsburg will be the temporary chairman,
and Congressman James S. Sherman per
manent chairman. The delegates-at-large.
It Is understood, will be Thomas
C. Piatt. Theodore Roosevelt. Chauncey
M. Depew and B. B. O'DelU The plat
form will Indorse the administration ot
William McKinley, ask for his rcnomlna
tlon. and Indorse the administration of
Theodore Roosevelt and other Republican
state officials, and call attention to the
low tax rate.
A SUCCESSOR TO CLARK.
New Candidate Agreed Upon at At
lantic City Conference.
ATLANTIC CITY. N. J.. April 16.-If
the statements ot a Montana political lead
er are to be cr.dl oi, a conference was
held In this cl y Sunday relative to the
appotn.ment of a successor to Senator
Clark. In the event of the United States
Senate declaring his seat vacant. TheH
choice of the cotference. It is said, settled
upon J?mes Murray, said to bi a promi
nent man in mining and financial Inter
ests In Montana, who, it Is said, has the
favor of the Governor, and also the sup
port of the Clark Influence. The party
left tonight for Philadelphia, to meet other
Montana, political leaders Interested In the
contest, and are due In New Tork tomor.
row, when It Is beMeved an agreement will
be reached upon some single candidate,
whose appointment will be satisfactory to
LINCOLN. Neb., April 16. State Cen
tral Committees of the Democrats. Popu
lists and Free-Silver Republicans met here
tonight, and decided to hold their state
nominating conventions at Llncoin on July
1L There will be fusion between the three
parties, but the apportionment of offices
was not decided upon.
Ohio Legislature Adjourn.
COLUMBUS. O.. April 16. The Ohio
Legl9 ature adjourned today. Among oth
er legislation killed by the adjournment
was the $1,000,000 appropriation for the To
Ralley Gaining; Strength.
HOUSTON. Tex.. April 16. Travis Coun
ty today Instructed for J. W. Bailey, for
United States Senator. This gives air.
Ealley 12 counties against three for Sen
ator Chilton. '
WEBSTER DAVIS INTERCEDED
rrevnlled, tpon Secretarr Belts ta
Accept Consul Hay's Credentials.
KANSAS CITY. Mo.. April 16. A Wash
ington dispatch to the Journal states that
but for the Intercession ot weDsier uw
vls. late Assistant Secretary of the In
terior. Adelbert Hay, son of the Sec
retary of State, would not have received
his exequatur as Amer.can Consul at
Mr. Davis was In Pretoria a"bout tho
tlcio Mr. Hay's arrival was expected. The
Transvaal officials had already heard of
tfcc new Consul's sojourn In London, had
been Informed that he had placed himself
In communication with the Foreign Office
there, and had actually had on Interview
with Lord Salisbury. They had been fur
ther Informed that after his appointment
Mr. Hay had held a three hours' con
ference with John Hays Hammond, con
victed of high treason against the Trans
vaal Government, and now an active
campaigner against the Boer cause. It
was at this stage of-the case of Consul
Hay, according to the Journal's Washing
ton correspondent, that State Secretary
Reltz took the Assistant Secretary of the
Interior Into his confidence.
"See here. DavU." said Reltz. "it will
never do for us to receive this young man
nnd admit him to the confidential relations
to -which he Is entitled as American Con
sul. With the Impression? he must have
received in London In consultation with
our enemies It would be suicidal. We
would be harboring an emissary of Great
Britain In our midst."
This was the status of affairs when Davis
tcok up young Hay's case. He persuaded
Secretary Reltz to receive him. partly
because he wished to avoid any possibil
ity of offending the Amer.can secretary ot
State, and partly because he trusted to
the impressions young Hay would receive
from personal contact with the Boers to
convert him Into a friend of the repub
lics. On the plea made by Davis, young
Hay escaped the humiliation ot being sent
nome ps perrona non gram.
DR. PARKHURST'S SERMON.
Astonished the New Torlc Presby
tery, But No Action Wll Be Tnlten.
NEW YORK. April 16. If Rev. Dr.
Parkhurst's sermon, in which he assailed
the confession of faith of the Presbyterian
Church, has occasioned astonishment
among h! fellow-members of the New
York Presbytery they decline to admit it,
and It Is considered Improbable that an)
action will be taken by that body. Dr.
Parkhurct paid today that he had noth
ing to add to what he had preached yes
terday, and Rev. Dr. Birch, stated clerk
of the presbytery, who personally pros
ecuted the charges of heresy against Dr.
Brlggj and Profcesor McGIffert, spoke hes
ltitlngly of Dr. Parkhurst. x
"It Is not new for Dr. Parkhurst to talk
that way." Dr. Birch said. "He has done
eo ever since I can remember, but he la
a good Presbyterian Just the same. He
belongs to that class of men who have
existed since the church was founded,
who want the confession of faith abol
ished for a short creed. It amounts to
the fame thing, but tho change cannot
bo made, for the Presbyterian Church Is
founded on the- confession."
Dr. Illllla Resignation.
CHICAGO. April 16. With only one dis
senting vote, the report ot the commltteo
to which was referred the request of Dr.
Newell Dwight Hlllls, of Brooklyn, that
his name be erased from the rolls of the
Chicago presbytery, was today adopted by
that body at Its regular meeting.
Rev. Mr. Hlnson Called.
SAN DIEGO. CaL. April-16. Rev. W.
Bi Hlnson. pastor of the First Baptist
Church of Vancouver. B. C. has accepted
a call from the First Baptist Church ot
RAIN IN MISSISSIPPI.
Great Damage to Property, and Tiro
Lives Lost at Meridian.
MERIDIAN. Miss.. April 16. Seven
Inches of rain has fallen In this city and
vicinity since yesterday. The damage by
high water will reach upwards of $300,000,
and two fatalities have been reported.
This city Is surrounded on three sides by
a vast expanse of water, and all trains
are Indefinitely delayed by disastrous
washouts. Recently planted crops In the
lowlands In a radius of 10 miles are under
water, and citizens in flooded- districts
have fled to the highlands. for safety. Tha
dam of the Meridian Waterworks Com
pany reservoir gave way this afternoon,
and the damage will reach $10,000. Two
negro boys who attempted to cross So
washle Creek, east of the city, this after
noon were drowned. The rain la still fall
ing in torrents. The storm Is general
throughout the state, and railway traffic is
generally suspended, owing to washouts
in all directions.
Kanim "Wind Storm.
WICHITA. Kan., April 16. N,o loss of
life Is reported as a result of last night's
wind storm. Considerable property was
A tornado destroyed two houees at Put
nam last night. No one was killed.
Snow and Rnln in Colorado.
DENVER, April 16. The heavy rain and
snow storm In this vicinity continued un
abated today. Much delay to railroad
traffic and telegraph lines has resulted.
Dnily Treasury Statement.
WASHECGTON, April 16. Today's state
ment of the Treasury balances In the
general fund, exclusive of the $150,000,000
gold reserve In the division of redemption,
Available cash balance $150TU7,SZi
Queen Prolongs Her Visit.
DUBLIN, April 16. The Queen has de
cided to .prolong her stay in Ireland until
FIGHTING IN LUZON
Insurgents Attacked the Garri
son at Baloo, North llocos.
WERE REPULSED. LOSING 106 MEN
Captain Dodd'a Cavalry Force Snr.
rounded a Village, Capturing Manx
Prisoner Report ot a Gold Find.
MANILA. April 17. General Young re
ports that 300 Insurgent riflemen and bolo
men attacked the American garrison at
Batoo. Province of North llocos. yester
day, but were repulsed, losing 10C men.
Tho Americans had no casualties.
Captain Dodd. with a squadron of the
Third Cavalry, recently surrounded a vil
lage In Union Province, and surprised 3X1
Insurgents living In barracks. It apparent
ly being the recruiting center for the
province. The enemy lost 53 men killed.
Our troops also captured 41 men and
r burned tho village. Ono American was
COST OF PHILIPPINE! COMMISSION.
President Sends to Senate Itemised
Statement ot expenditures.
WASHINGTON. April 16. Complying
with a resolution of Inquiry, the President
sent to the Senate today an Itemized state
ment of the expenditures of the Phlllp
plno Commission. The statement In
cludes the following Items:
Compensation of $10,000 each to Com
missioners S.hurman. Worcester
and Denby ?S0 00Q
Per diem allowance to Comm!slon
ers afier their return to the United
Secretary to Commission (compensa
tion JSaOO, per diem S3S0OJ 12.1W
Houset-old expens'B In Manfa 9.23J
Clerical services 21,701
The President also transmits with his
Indorsement a recommendation from Sec
retary Hay that provision be made for
payment to the naval and military mem
bers of the commission (Admiral Dewey
and General Otis) at the same rate as
that paid to the other members. He says
they have received nothing for their serv.
ices In excess of their regular salaries.
GOLD IN LUZON.
Miner Discovers n. Rich Ledce Near
SAN FRANCISCO. April 16. The trans
port Tartar, which arrived Saturday af
ternoon from Manila, was released .from
quarantine today. The Tartar brought ad
vices from the Philippines up to March 6.
One ot the reports from Manila Is that
William Odun, who Is spoken ot as a
miner of large experience, has returned
from a 'prospecting trip on the distant
coast of Vlgan. Ho showed rich specl
meWoT"E61d, and declared that he had
located a ledge of quartz as rich a3 any
thing In Colorado or California, lie Is
organizing; a oempany of ex-soldiers, and
will go Into the mountain dlstrlsts of Vl
gan to secure claims. In an Interview In
the Manila Freedom. Odun says: "Never
before did I see such Indications of min
eral wealth. I have traveled from the
Klondike to South Africa, and I am con
vinced that there Is not a much richer
mineral country In tho world than the
Island of Luzon."
Philippine Commissioners Sail Today
SAN FRANCISCO, April 1G. The Phil
ippine Commissioners met many members
of the bar today In the rooms of the
United States Circuit Court. They were
also entertained at a luncheon by General
Shatter. Tomorrow they will sail for the
Philippine Islands on the transport Han
coct. MAY INSPECT THE BOOKS.
the Fleiichmann Estata
NEW YORK. April 16. Justice Law
rence. In the Supreme Court, today grant
ed the application of Mrs. Johanna
Flclschmann. widow of the late Maxi
milian Flqlschmann. the elder ot tho
Flelschmann Bros., who have made mil
lions out ot yeast and distilleries, to per
mit her, lawyers to Inspect the books ot
the Arm, In the suit brought by her and
her children for nn accounting of tho
business since 1S90. when her husband died.
The suit Is brought ngalnst the sons ot
Charles Flelschmann, who died recently,
leaving property worth $7,000,000. One of
them. Julius, was a week ago elected
Mayor ot Cincinnati. In which city are
the books required.
Maximilian J. Flelschmann named bis
wife as his executrix, and his brother.
Charles, as his executor, and requested
'.hat the partnership be continued, and
that the relations between his family and
that of his brother should always be ami
cable. Mrs. Flelschmann alleged that
Charles Flelschmann. soon after her hus
band's death, began efforts to obtain pos
session of the whole business, and Induced
her to sign several papers, which turned
out to be releases of her interest In tha
good-will and profits of the- business.
I s i
Raised Prices, Caused Competition,
nnd Will Now Dissolve.
NEW YORK. April 16. The "World to
morrow will say:
"At the annual meeting of the National
Wall Paper Company. It Is said a strong
effort will be made to dissolve the com
pany, better known as the Wall Paper
Trust. The party of directors working
to this end Is headed by Colonel Jacob J.
Janeway, of New Brunswick, whose fac
tory Is now controlled by the trust. These
directors assert that the organization has
never been a success, owing to the fact
that It raised the price of wall paper to
a figure where competition was made
very profitable, and independent factories
were -started faster than the trust could
absorb them. They say It has been able
to control only a small percentage of tha
output, as It embraces but 17 factories,
while there are more than 0 anti-trust
factories In the United States."
April 16. The
preme Court today declared that the antl
lynchlng law is unconstitutional. The law
provides that the heirs ot any person who'
is lynched may collect $5000 from the Com
missioners In the county In which the af
fair occurs. The decision was rendered
In the cases of Click Mitchell, hanged by
a mob at Urbana. and J. W. Caldwell,
who was shot and beaten by strikers at
King Oscar Going to England.
STOCKHOLM. April 16. King Oscar
left here this afternoon on bis way ta
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