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THE MCVRSIXO fFf.nvr.w. FRIDAY JULY 20, 1900.
RECIPROCITY WITH ITALY
COMMERCIAL ARRANGEMENT "WITH
KING HUMBERT'S GOVERNMENT.
Elmllar to the Treaties Negotiated
Recently "Wita France and
"WASHINGTON, July 19. The State De
partment today made public the follow
ing: By the President of the United States,
Whereas, His Majesty, the Kins of
Italy, has entered Into a reciprocal com
mercial agreement with the United States
of America, pursuant and In accordance
with the provisions of section 3 of the
tariff act of the United States, approved
July 24, 1837, which agreement is in the
English text in the word and figures fol
lowing, to wit:
"The President of the United States
of America and His Majesty, the
King of Italy, mutually desirous to
improve the commercial relations be
tween the two countries by a special
agreement relative thereto, have appoint
ed as their plenipotentiaries for that pur
pose namely: The President of the United
States, the Hon. J. A. Kasson, special
plenipotentiary, etc, and His Majesty, the
King of Italy. His Excellency, Baron S.
Fava, Senator of the Kingdom, his Am
bassador at "Washington, etc, who, be
ing duly empowered thereunto, have
agreed upon the following articles:
"Article L It is agreed on the part of
the United States that pursuant to and
in accordance with the provisions of the
third ssctlon of the tariff act of the
United States, approved July 24, 1897, and
in consideration of the concession here
inafter made on the part of Italy in fa
vor of the products and manufactures of
the United States, that the existing du
ties imposed upon the following articles,
being the product of the soil or Industry
of Italy, Imported into the United States,
.shall be suspended during- the continu
ance in force of this agreement, and in
place thereof the duties to be assessed
and collected thereon shall be aa follows,
"On argols or crude tartor, or wine lees,
crude, 5 per cent ad valorem.
"On brandies or other spirits manufac
tured or distilled from grain or other ma
terials, 51 73 per proof gallon.
"On still wines and vermouth, in casks,
35 cents per gallon; in bottles or Jugs,
per case of one dozen bottles or jugs,
containing each not more than one quart
and more than one pint, or 24 bottles or
Jugs containing each not more than one
pint, $1 25 per case, and any excess be
yond these quantities found In such bot
tles or Jugs shall be subject to a duty of
4 cents per pint or fractional part there
of, and no separate or additional duty
ehall be assessed upon the bottles or
"On paintings in oil or water colors,
pastel, pen and Ink drawings and stat
uary, 50 per centum ad valorem.
"Article 2 It Is reciprocally agreed on
the part of Italy, In consideration of the
provisions of the v foregoing article, that
so long as this convention shall remain
in force the duties to be assessed and
collected on the following described mer
chandise, being the product of the soil or
Industry of the United States, imported
Into Italy, shall not exceed the rates here
inafter specified, namely:
"Upon cotton-seed oil, lire 21.50 per
"Upon fish, pickled or In oil, excluding
the tunny, preserved In boxes or barrels,
sardines or anchovies, lire 15.00 per quin
tal. "Upon other fish, preserved, lire 25.00
"Upon agricultural machinery, lire 9.00
"Upon detached parts of agricultural
machinery, (1) of cast iron, lire 10.00 per
quintal; (2) of other iron pr steel, lire 11.00.
"Upon scientific Instruments (a) of cop
per, bronze, brass or steel, XI) with'
glasses or microscopes, or graduated
scales or circles, spy glasses for use on
land, monocles, blnocles, lenses, detached
and mounted, lire 30.00 per quintal: (2) not
provided with any optical Instrument nor
with graduated scales or circles, lire 30.00
per quintal (b) of all, kinds In the con
struction of which Iron is evidently pre
dominant, lire 30.00 per quintal.
"Upon dynamo-olectrlcal machines (1)
the weight of which exceeds 10,000 kilo
grams, lire 16.00 per quintal; (2) weighing
10,000 kilograms or less.-llre 25.00 per quin
tal. "Upon detached parts of dynamo-electrical
machinery, lire 200.00 per quintal.
"Upon sewing machines (1) with stands,
lire 15.00 per quintal; (2) without stands,,
lire 30.00 per quintal
"Upon varnishes, not containing spirits
nor mineral oils, lire 20.00 per quintal.
"The following articles' shall be admit
ted free of duty: Turpentine oil. natural
fertilizers of all kinds, skins, crude, fresh
or dried, not suitable for fur, and fur
"Article 3 This agreement Is subject to
the approval of the Italian Parliament.
"When such approval shall have been
given and official notification shall have
been given to the United States Govern
ment of His Majesty's ratification, the
President shall publish his proclamation,
giving full effect to the provisions con
tained in article 1 of this agreement
From and after the date of such procla
mation this agreement shall be In
full force and effect, and shall continue
in force until the expiration of the year
1903, and if not denounced by either party
one year in advance of the expiration of
the said term, shall continue In force un
til one year from the time on which one
of the high contracting parties shall have
given notice to the other of its intention
to arrest the operation thereof.
"In witness whereof, we, the respective
plenipotentiaries, have signed this agree
ment in duplicate in the English and
Italian text, and have affixed thereunto
our respective seals.
"Done at "Washington, this Sth day of
February, A. D. 1900.
"JOHN A. KASSON,
And. whereas, said convention has
been duly ratified on the part of His Maj
esty, the King of Italy, official notice
whereof has been received by the Presi
dent. Now, therefore be it known, that I,
"William McKInley. President of the
United States of America, acting under
the authority conferred by said act of
Consrrejs. do hereby suspend, during the
continuance In force of said agreement,
the imposition and collection of duties
mentioned in the first section of said act
and heretofore collected upon the speci
fied articles of Italian origin as described
in said agreement, and do declare in
place thoreof, the rates of duty provided
in the third section of said act as recited
in said agreement, to be In full force and
effect from and after the date of this
proclamation, of which the officers and
citizens of the United States will take
In testimony whereof I have set my
hand and caused the seal of the United
States to be affixed.
Done at the City of "Washington, this
18th of July, A. D. 1900, of the independ
ence of the United States the one hun
dred and twenty-fifth.
By the President: John Hay, Secretary
Forest Fire In Cnllfornln.
PLACERVILLE. Cal., July 19. The for
est fire at the Chute camp, 11 miles
northeast of this city. Is now under con
trol, having been -conquered by back-firing.
The American River Land & Lum
per Company's 560.000 log chute Is half
burned, but the 21.000,000 feet of sugar
pine logs, lying cut near Slab Creek, re
main intact, as also does the 12 miles of
railroad used for logging purposes. Of
the lumber company's 10,000 acres of tim
ber, but 1000 acres have been burned
over. The loss is probably 5100.003, but
would have reached the $1,000,000 mark
had the fire succeeded in reaching the
Of American and "Western Federa
tions of Labor.
DENVER, July 19. Amalgamation of
the American Federation of Labor and
the "Western Federation of Labor is pro
posed. The matter was the subject of
discussion today at the meeting of the
executive committee of the American
Federation. W. D. Boyce and Samuel
Yarnell, of the "Western Federation, were
present. They are authorized to enter
Into an agreement to be put to a vote to
adopt or reject in the various central
bodies making up the "Western Federa
tion, and to be passed upon by the Amer
ican Federation at Its convention m
Louisville In December next.
John H. McDermott, president of the
Associated Labor Press of America, ap
peared before the conference, and in be
half of the labor press, urged amalgama
tion. The "Western Federation Is made
nip of unions in Colorado. Idaho, Montana,
Utah, "Wyoming, the two Dakotas, a" part
of Nebraska, Arizona and New Mexico,
"Washington and Idaho, and it has also
some representation in California. Its
membership Is approximately 80,000 men.
It was organized in 1S97, when the "West
ern States withdrew from the American
Federation of Labor, because they were
denied what they regarded as proper rep
resentation on the executive committee.
The overtures for consolidation camo
from the American Federation, and were
favorably reeclved by the "Western Fed
eration. The executive council of the American
Federation has made an appropriation of
$1000 and levied an assessment of 2 cents
a member on all unions affiliated with the
Federation, for the benefit of the locked
out cigar-makers of New York City, mem
bers of the International Cigar-Makers'
Union. The assessment will affect 750,000
union members, realizing a sum of 516,-
000 to aid the striking cigar-makers.
The St. Louis street-car employes case
was fully discussed today, and It was
agreed that Presdcnt Gompers and Vice
President O'Connell should proceed to
St. Louis at the close of the present meet
ing and settle the differences between the
Transit Company and the strikers, if pos
sible. The council settled the trouble
existing between the National Union of
United Brewery "Workmen and the Union
of Steam Engineers and the International
Brotherhood of Stationary Firemen, by
ordering the brewery workmen to refrain
in future from issuing charters to unions
composed of engineers and firemen.
President Gompers was instructed to
communicate with the officers of the In
ternational Typographical Union and In
ternational Association of Machinists,
asking them to appoint committees to
meet some time before the second Mon
day in October to adjudicate the contro
versy over linotype machine-tenders.
The president was also Instructed to
correspond with the metal trades' rep
resentatives, with the view toward es
tablishing a National union at a conven
tion of metal workers, to be held August
1 at Indianapolis.
A demand from the International Broth
erhood of Electrical "Workers, that they
have charge of conduit work. Instead of
the plumbers, was discussed, and both
organizations will be Instructed to ap
point committees and confer over the
matter. The council will settle this dif
ficulty If the interested organizations fail.
Several applications to have firms
placed on the unfair list were considered
by the council, and were referred to
President Gompers for settlement
Messrs. Gompers, Durifcan and Kid were
delegated to visit Chicago to endeavor to
effect a settlement of the trouble between
tba building trades council and the con
tractors. A binquet was tendered to the members
of the executive council of the American
Federation of Labor by the labor organi
zations of Denver tonight Besides the
guests of bonor, between 70 and 80 mem
bers of the different labor unions of the
city participated. President Gompers, of
the American Federation of Labor, de-
lenaea the strike as a means of securing
the rights of the worklngnvm. termlnsr It
the highest civilized form of protest He i
declared that, hid nothing else been ac
complished by the Federation since its
organization than the wiping out of con
tract labor in Hawaii, its work had not
been In vain. President James Duncan,
of the Federation, spoke of the eight
hour day. and declared thit as soon as
this was established throughout the land,
work would begin looking to the adoption
of six hours as a working day.
BLUE AND GRAY REUNION.
Generals Shaw nnd Gordon the
Speakers at Atlanta.
ATLANTA. Ga.. July 19. Five thou
sand members of the Grand Army of the
Republic and the United Confederate Vet
erans lustily cheered the commanders of
these organizations General Albert E.
Shaw and General John B. Gordon as
they sat together upon the stage of the
Grand Opera-house at the kindling of
the campfire of the "Blue and Gray" re
union here tonight The occasion was
the formal beginning of the reunion of
the surviving veterans of the Union and
the Confederate armies who fought in
the battles around Atlanta in July, 1B64.
President McKInley, unable to be pres
ent sent his regrets.
"When General Gordon was presented
the cheering continued for several min
utes. General Gordon said:
"For more than a third of a century I
have earnestly and unwaveringly labored
for the realization of this era of Ameri
can brotherhood. All hall the power of
an all-pervading Americanism, which
shall make us In truth, as In name, one
people. Inspired and swayed by the one
lofty and resistless purpose to do justice
to all nations, but to see to It that the
flag of this Republic shall be a protect
ing power over every American in all
lands, even In China. All hall the day
when with one accord we shall proclaim
to all the world that every drop of
American blood shed by unlawful hands
shall be avenged by American manhood."
No less enthusiasm greeted General
Shaw. He began by saying:
"This is the first time I have ever
heard General Gordon, and I want to say
our Nation owes him more than any other
for the voice he has raised for our Union
and nothing but our Union. We
understand each other now. It was an
untpld sacrifice to learn the lesson of the
past and now let us learn the lesson of
General J. C, Breckinridge, Inspector
General of the United States Army, and a
distinguished Union veteran, and Colonel
"W. C. P. Breckinridge, of Kentucky, a
distinguished Confederate, were on the
stage. The former was presented, and
concluded an eloquent tribute to the
united country.- General O. O. Howard
and Governor J. A. Mount, of Indiana,
BOSTON, July 19.-The long wooden
building known as the "masthouse," in
Charlestown navy-yard, was completely
burned about midnight together with its
contents, which comprised more than 100
cutters, barges and launches, many masts
In various stages of completion, a quan
tity of hard pine lumber and patterns,
entailing a loss of fully 100,000.
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AMERICANS HAVE BEEN DOING TOO
WELL IN PARIS.
Secured Only One, the 100 Meter
Handicap Flat, Ont of Nine
PARIS, July 19. The nfanner in which
the American athletes had been sweeping
the field In the international games in
connection with the Paris exposition
opened the eyes of the organizations, and
the result was shown in the handicapping
of today, which practically left the Amer
icans out in the cold. The effect upon
the Americans was demonstrated by the
fact that whereas on the previous days,
they had secured four-fifths of the games,
today, out of nine events they captured
only one first with four seconds, and five
The feature of today's programme was
the 25-mlle Marathon footrace. The first
and second prizes, valued at 600 and 250
francs respectively, were the gifts of an
American silver manufacturing company,
the first being a silver loving-cup, and
the second, one somewhat smaller, the
company having given prizes In the stand
ing high and broad Jumps. The race,
a trying one under any conditions, threw
an exceptional strain upon the contest
ants, owing to a blazing sun, that poured
upon tiielr heads throughout the run, and
of the 13 who entered, only seven were
able to finish. The starters were:
Americans A. L. Newton, of New York
Agricultural College; "Dick" Grant of
Boston, and McDonald.
Frenchmen Fouquet Denis, Champion
Emlle Theatro Michel, Bessemare and
English John Pool, Saward and Ron
dald. Swedes Nystlom and Fast
Tho race opened with four turns on a
track, and the competitors then traversed
tho Bols de Boulogne to Passy, whence
a circle of Paris was made. The runners
kept fairly well together at the beginning,
going at an easy pace, with the two first
named Frenchmen leading, when they
left the track for the Bols de Boulogne.
General Horace Porter, the United
States Ambassador here, witnessed the
The result was a victory for a French
man, and his compatriots celebrated their
first and only win In the sports with
characteristic enthusiasm. French spec
tators Invaded the track and carried
Theatro Michel around on their shoulders
while the cheers resounded across the
grounds. The three American competit
ors, to whom the course was quite new
and proved a severe handicap, fared
badly. Newton made the best showing,
keeping pace with the leading batch of
Frenchmen untll about 20 miles had been
covered. By this time all the weaklings
had been weeded out Newton, who had
not been feeling well for several days,
overcome by the heat "and exertion, was
now obliged to drop behind. He strug
gled on plucklly to the end, but reached
the goal nearly an hour and a quarter af
ter the winner. By this time the spec
tators Imagined that all save those who
had arrived had abandoned the race, and
many went home. Newton's arrival,
therefore, passed almost unnoticed, except
by the Americans, who gave him an en
couraging cheer as he entered the track
for the three laps which formed the con
clusion of the race. This he did walk
ing. Grant and McDonald arrived a little
later together. Grant who was quite
done up, dropped on the grass, after
passing the finish line, and seemed to be
in a fainting condition. He received every
attention from the French and other
people, who Btood over him fanning him,
Flrfally he recovered and walked to his
dressing-room, leaning on the arm of his
Bnrrcd From the Pole Vault.
Owing either to a lack of notice or to
unfamlllarity with tho language, the
Americans were barred from the contest
for the pole vault The men were all
In costume and sitting beneath a tree
about 20 yards from the point of contest
but the French official called names un
known to them, and when they saw the
pole-vaulting start, they walked over and
attempted to compete, but were not per
mitted to take part As a result of their
being left out, they were allowed a special
scratch event "What would have hap
pened had they been allowed to enter
tho regular competition, can be gathered
from comparison of the records with
those in the regular event In the for
mer, Kauser, a Hungarian, won with 3
meters, 95 centimeters; Lemmalng, a
Swede, was second, with 3 meters, 40
centimeters, and Colkett 'was third, with
3 meters and 20 centimeters. Kauser's
handicap of 45 centimeters gave him the
prize. On the other hand, in the scratch
event Horton cleared 3 meters, 43 centi
meters, and Dvorack, 3 meters, 40 centi
meters. The day's programme opened with tho
handicap 100-mctcrs flat race, for which
there were 83 entries, necessitating 15 trial
heats. These were won as follows:
First heat Plnquard, French, won; Cha
duc, French, second; time, 11 seconds.
Second heat Coppan, Hungarian, won;
Fontenilles second; time, 11 4-5 seconds.
Third heat "Walkover for Wosteragen,
Swede Fourth heat Dantes, French,
won; Wekmuller, German, second: time.
11 seconds. Fifth heat Rowley won.
Kahn, Belgian, second; time, 11 2-5 sec
onds. Sixth heat Schultz, Dane, won.
Schubert Hungarian, second, time, 11 1-5
seconds. Seventh heat Gelger, French,
won; Speldl. Hungarian, second; time,
11 2-5 seconds. Eighth heat "Walkover
for Hely, French. Ninth heat Prltchard
won, Tauzln second; time, 11 1-5 seconds.
Tenth heat Walkover for Mazaud,
French. Eleventh heat McClaln won,
Jameson second; time. 11 2-5 seconds;
Twelfth heat Mlnnehan won, Prinstein
second; time, 11 seconds. Thirteenth heat
Holland won, Gandel, Dane, second;
time, 11 4- seconds. Fourteenth heat
LIcblee won, Keyl, German, second; time,
The semi-finals were won by Mlnnehan,
McClaln. Holland, Schubert and Prltch
ard, and these contested In the final,
which was a pretty race and full of In
terest Minnchan's handicap was six me
ters, McClaln'B 34, Schubert's . one-half,
Holland's four, and Prltchard's three.
All got off well, but as they swept over
the turf the blue and gray of George
town's two entries were seen to be lead
ing safely. They finished almost abreast
Mlnnehan beating his college mate.
Prltchard was third. Time. 0:10 4-5.
Thirty-four men entered the 800-meter,
fiat race, which was contested In four
trial heats." Hayes, with a handicap of
45 meters, won the first; Lord, of Chicago
University, with a handicap of 35 meters,
won the second; Cregan. with a handicap
of 15 meters, getting second place. The
third heat went to Chrlstensen. a Dane,
with a handicap of 75 centimeters; Mech
llng, with a handicap of 23 meters, being
second. The "last heat was captured by
Hall, Brown University; Ave, French,
being second. "When It came to the final,
a big handicap of 75 meters was given
to Chrlstensen, which was impossible to
overcome, and he finished yards ahead,
Hayes being second, and Lord third;
In the 400 meters hurdle race Tewks
bury and Lewis, of the Americans, start
ed, but Kraenzlein, who was the scratch
man. did not start Immediately after
the start it was seen that the finish
would be between the two Americans and
Prltchard. of the English team. Prltchard
had the best handicap, and his lead was
no overcome. He won rather handily In
1:05, Tewksbury being second, and Lewis
third. Prltchard's handicap was 15 me
ters, Tewksbury's 44, and Lewis 10.
Fabre, Charles, Derou and Tauzln, all
Frenchmen, were the other starters.
Although 22 men entered In the 2000
meters steeplechase,, only 12 started, as
the handicaps frightened many. The
Americans and Englishmen felt that they
had no chance of winning, and It was
only at the last minute that Orion de
cided to start The two men with the
biggest handicaps were Duhnoe, German,
with 240 meters, and Kraschtll, Austrian,
with 230. These two led all the way, and
finished with the Austrian In front
Bushnoll, University of Pennsylvania,
with 175 meters handicap, was third.
Time, 7:17 2-5. Grant was the other
American in the race, and he and Orton
were too heavily handicapped "to hope to
In tho running high Jump handicap,
Toreblom, a Swede, with a handicap of
05 centimeters, was first, clearing 1 me
ters 5 centimeters; Strauss, a Hungarian,
with 35 centimeters handicap, was sec
ond, clearing 2 meters, and Remington,
University of Pennsylvania, with a han
dicap of 20 centimeters; Goenzy, a Hun
garian, with 25 centimeters handicap, and
Sleffen, a German, with 30 centimeters
handicap, tied for third place with 1 me
ter 95 centimeters.
The Americans did not make a show in
the discus-throwing, which was won by
Soderscom, a Swede.
In the long Jump the Americans stood
a better chance, and secured second and
third prizes, the result being: Koppan,
a Hungarian, with a handicap of 1 meter
60 centimeters. Jumped 7 meters 83 cen
timeters; McClaln. University of Penn
sylvania, with a handicap tf 85 centime
ters, did 7 meters 72 centimeters; Rem
ington, with a handicap of 20 centimeters,
covered 7 meters S5 centimeters, and
Prinstein, the scratch man, broke the
French record with 7 meters 25 centime
ters. It Is noteworthy that Prinsteln'a
jump today was seven inches better than
Kracnzleln's Sunday Jump, which won the
championship, when Prinstein stood out
owing to a misunderstanding.
THE SOLID WEST.
Republican Lender Connt Upon
Having; It for McKInley.
"WASHINGTON, "July . 19. Although
campaign funds are not forthcoming
with as great readiness as might be
hoped, the Republican committee Is going
ahead and preparing a strong aggresslvo
campaign. It is Intended to stump the
entire country with strong orators, as
signing Roosevelt to the "West So much
confidence Is placed in his ability, togeth
er with the trend of sentiment In favor of
Republicanism, as a. result of good times
that Republican leaders now count on the
solid "West for McKInley. The reluc
tance of many of the large business firms,
manufacturers and banks, which haye
profited so extensively as the result of
the good times afforded by tho McKInley
administration, to contribute to the cam
paign Is looked upon with some disap
pointment but particular efforts will 'here
after be made by party leaders to se
cure the funds necessary and no appre
hension Is felt that the campaign will
lag lor lack of funds.
Extra session talk has greatly subsided
today and the general feeling prevails
that unless future events develop some
real necessity for more troops in China,
there will be no call for Congress to
act, although It would act readily and
liberally if called upon to do so.
FAST PROTECTED CRUISERS
Features Decided On by the Board of
"WASHINGTON, July 19. The important
features of the new protected cruisers
authorized by the last Congress were
agreed upon at a meeting of the Board
of Naval Chiefs today. It was determined
that, the boats shall have 22 knots speed,
not exceeding 9500 tons displacement, with
a capacity for carrying 1500 tons of coal,
and batteries consisting of 16 G-lnch rapid
fire guns. The 22-knot speed was accept
ed with some regret by two of the mem
bers of the board, who preferred 23 knots,
foreign builders having adopted that rate.
But the speed provided for Is as great
as compatible with the tonnage deter
mined upon. The coal capacity Is con
sidered very good. The battery of 16
six-inch guns Is the most notable feature
of the, new ships, as "this gives a single
type of gun. Instead of a diversity of
guns In primary and secondary batteries,
and makes practically a circle of the
quick-firing big guns, enveloping the
ships. Some features of the armor arc
yet to be settled.
OREGON AT KURE.
"Will Be Pntchcd Up nnd Hurried
Br.ck to Tnku.
"WASHINGTON, July 19.-The Navy De
partment this morning received the fol
lowing cablegram from Captain "Wilde,
Commander of the Oregon, dated Kurc,
"Secretary of Navy, "Washington: Ore
gon and Nashville arrived at Kure at 2
o'clock this afternoon. Expect to dock
on the- 19th. Shall I make permanent or
temporary repairs? I would suggest put
ting on steel patches, which can be done
in a very short time, and ship go back
to her duty at Taku. To make perma
nent repairs will require at least CO
days, probably more. Not a single man
Injured In any way. "WILDE."
To this dispatch Secretary Long at once
replied as follows:
"Universal rejoicing over safety of Ore
gon. She Is the Constitution of this gen
eration. If safety of Oregon permits,
patch and go to Taku. I commend your
preference for service there. LONG."
Experimental Trip From Fort Sheri
dan to Washington.
CHICAGO, July 10. A piece of "horse
less" artillery, otherwise a Colt's rapid
fire, mounted on an automobile of special
construction, today started on an experi
mental trip from Fort Sheridan to "Wash
ington. The carriage, besides the gun,
carried Major A. P. Davidson and threo
cadets from the Northwestern Military
Academy. Miss Helen Gould, accompa
nied by General Joseph Wheeler, saw
the party set out from Fort Sheridan
early In the day. General "Wheeler gave
Major Davidson a note to, be delivered
to General Miles In Washington, while
Miss Gould wished them good luck, and
remarked that If the automobile could bo
used for earning guns. It could be used
for Red Cross work. The vehicle Is a
four-wheel contrivance, weighs 230)
pounds, and Is driven by gasoline. At
"Washington Major Davidson will endeav
or to demonstrate that the Invention 13
practicable for use In actual warfare.
CHAFFEE A MAJOR GENERAL
Given a Ranlc Commensurate "With
WASHINGTON, July 19. The President
today appointed Brigadier-General A. R.
Chaffee. U. 8. A., who Is to command
tho American military forces in China,
a Major-General of Volunteers, to make
his rank commensurate with his com
mand. Although General Miles recom
mended that Major-General Bates, now
in the Philippines, be assigned to the
command of the troops In China, he is
well pleased with the promotion of Gen
eral Chaffee. His recommendation was
made on the ground that the services
called for required an officer of the rank
of Major-General, and he named General
Bates for the reason mainly that General
Chaffee only held the rank of a Brigadier-General.
Gold Coming: From Australia.
WASHINGTON, July 19. Mr. Roberts,
the Director of the Mint has received In
formation that J2.500.000 gold Is on the way
from Australia to the United States mint
at San Francisco, and that there will be
monthly shipments of a like amount for
about four months. This gold will be paid
for in Eastern exchange.
RACING ON THE HARLEM
NATIONAL REGATTA OF AMATEUR
"Wind and Tide Caused Poor Time
National League Scores Run
ning and Trotting Races.
NEW YORK. July 19. The 2Sth annual
regatta of the National Association of
Amateur Oarsmen was commenced today
under the auspices of the Harlem Re
gatta Association. The course was on the
Harlem River, between Fordham Heights
Landing and Washington Bridge, a dis
tance of one and a half miles, straight
away. The weather wasto the liking of
the competitors, but a strong breeze blew
directly against the oarsmen, which made
fast time out of the question. Of the six
races rowed today, three the interna
tional fours, a heat of the intermediate
singles, and the pair-oared shell race
were rowed with the ineomlng tide. The
Intermediate doubles, first heat; tho sen
for elght-oared shells, and the Paris four
shells, were rowed against the outgoing
tide. About 10,000 persons lined the river
banks hear the" finish.
The first event was the International
four-oared shell race. The starters were
the Wachusett Boat Club, of Worcester,
Mass., . and the Detroit Boat Club, of
Detroit The Wachusett crew was stroked
by E. H. Ten Eyck, the ex-Hanley cham
pion, who Introduced his sculling style of
sweeping row. The Wachusett3 were the
first to catch the water. After a few
strokes, however, the Detrolts drew level,
and then commenced a rare tussle. Both
crews stood badly, bqt of the two the
Wachusetts were the worst, and If they
should commit the same mistake In the
Paris regatta, they will land clear up on
the bank of the River Seine. At the
mile the crews were about level, but by
sheer plugging the Wachusetts forged
ahead and finally won by two and one
half lengths of open water, In 7:36.
Joseph Nial, a slim youngster from the
Laureate Boat Club, of Troy, secured a
decisive win In the first heat of the in
termediate singles. There were three
conttestants L. J. Brignolla, Bradford
Boat Club, Cambridge. Mass.; F. Demou
relll. Young Men's Gymnastic Club, New
Orleans, and Nial. Demourelll was sec
ond: Brignolla. third. Nial won by four
lengths. In 9:33.
Three crews started In the palr-oared
shells. Detroit Boat Club; F. W. An
drews, bow; Walter Nower. stroke. Ves
per Boat Club. Philadelphia; Henry J.
Busche. bow: John Exley, stroke.
Union Boat Club, New York; John B.
Komp, bow; George Efflnger, stroke. The
race was won by Vesper Boat Club, Phil
adelphia; Detroit Boat Club, second;
Unlon.Boat Club. New York, third. Time,
9:33 and 9:42.
Three crews started in the first heat
In the intermediate douules. .Laureate
"Boat Club, Troy; Anson D. Betts, stroke;
J. J. Quillan. bow. Union Boat Club,
New York; William Rogers. bow; Leo
Connell, stroke. Nassau Boat Club,
New York; G. F. Jacoby, bow; R. F.
Enstetrcr. stroke. The first trial heat
was won by Union Boat Club, Laureate
Boat Club second, Nassau Boat Club
third. The Unions won easily by 13
lengths, five lengths between second and
third. Time. 9:224.
The second heat of the Intermediate
singles was won by Leonard Mars. Don
Rowing Club. Toronto; T. B. Grear,
Springfield. Mass., second. Time. 11:0S4.
Only two finished. At the mile, Mona
ghan, of Philadelphia, rowed off the
course, nnd, after getttlng back again,
was helplessly out of It He caught the
wash of the Judges' boat and stopped.
The senior eight-oared shells was won
by the Vesper Boat Club, of Philadel
phia; Bohemian Club, New York, sec
ond: Millstream Boat Club, of Chelsea.
Mass.. third. Time, 2:014.
The last race was the Paris foura. the
competitors again bolng the Wachusetts
and Detrolts. The Wachusetts won by
about a length, and the victory enti
tled them to a trip to the Paris exposi
tion at the expense of tho National As
sociation of Amateur Oarsmen. The four
are E. H. Ten Eyck, Con Daly, Thomas R.
Johnson and C. H. Lewis, all of Worces
THE DAY'S RACES.
Font Time Made on the Grouse Polnte
DETROIT. July 19. The first fast time
of the blue ribbon meeting was made
on the Grosse Polnte track this afternoon.
Prince Alert a gelding from Providence,
mado the mile In 2:05 In the second heat
of tho 2:fi6 pace, and The Abbott went
a mile tln 2:07 in a trial against time to
beat his record of 2:064. The 2:05 pacing
event furnished a pretty contest Prince
Alert made his own winning in the sec
ond hoat, but he made the fast record of
the day. Bradcn, a favorite In the 2:27
pace, ran away in the first heat, threw
his sulky against the quarter-stretch
fence, nnd Injured tho leg of Roy Miller,
his driver. Results:
2:0S trotting, purse 51500 (two In three)
John Nolan won In straight heats; time,
2:094. 2:C34. Kingmond second. Tommy
BrittOn third. Equity also started.
Blue Ribbon stake. $000. 2:17 class trot
tersAlan won In straight heats; time,
2:14. 2:124, 2:134. Bessie K. second. Green
Wilson third. Chlnshot, Louise. Senator
K., Willow and Amboy also started.
2:27 pace, purse J1500 Little Frank won
second, third and fourth heats: time,
2:134, 2:15. 2:164. Grace B. won first heat
In 2:12, and was second; The Private
third. Jennie Mac, Cartridge. Tom Mc
Geisha, Maiden Queen, Mamhurst and
Braden also started.
2:06 pice, purse 51500 (two In three)
William Mc. won first and fourth heats;
time, 2:054. 2:074. Prince Alert won sec
ond heat in 2:05, and was second; Ace
won third heat In 2:10, and was third.
Billy Andrews, Honey, Free Bond, Don,
Choral and The Maid also started.
2:10 trot, purse 51500 (two In three) Dare
Devil won first and third heats; time,
2:094, 2KB"4. Letah S. won second heat
In 2:004, and was second; Charley Herr
third. Dayton and Who Is It also started.
Races at Davenport.
DAVENPORT, la., -July 19. Several
thousand people saw fast racing at to
day's grand circuit meeting. Tho featuro
of the day was the 2:20 trot in which four
heats went to four different horses. May
Alcott won the race; track fast; weather
2:12 pace, purse 5700 Mark Derby won
third, fourth and fifth heats; time, 2:10.
2:13, 2:144. Personette won first and sec
ond heats, and was second: Plnta third.
Flossie Delaney, Alpha W. and EIrod
2:20 class, trotting, purse 5700 May Al
cott won fourth, fifth and sixth heats;
time. 2:144. 2:184. 2:214. Red Ball won
third heat. In 2:144. and was second;
Rockley Boy won first heat In 2:134. and
was third. Impression, distanced In
fourth heat, won second heat In 24"$.
Miss Lycurgus Pridewood, Mexican Boy.
Backman Boy, Irma. Electrlte, Waubek
King, Clementls and Scraps also ran.
2:25 class, pacing, purse 5500 Fred the
Kid won In straight heats; time, 2:144.
2:15, 2:154: Jack L. second, Lawrence C.
third. Emeria, Electrlte, George Young.
Bob Nlbbs, Duster and Don G. also
Knees nt Chicago.
CHICAGO, July 19. Alard Scheck. the
crack 2-year-old, won the Hyde Park
stakes from Golden Age today, by only
half d length, the advantage he gained in
the start; but he was probably best for
he never seemed In trouble. The race
was wqrth 52320 to the winner. Results:
Five and a half furlongs Lady Schorr
won. School Master-second. Cora Goetz
third; time, 1:03.
Six furlongs Alard Scheck won. Golden
Age second. Tyr third! time, 1:134.
Six furlongs Tulla Fonso (barred) won;
Sharp Bird second, Scarlet Lilly third,
Parmenion fourth: time, 1:13"4.
Mile and an eighth Milwaukee won.
Alccdo second. Limerick third; time, 1:53.
Ono mile George Arnold won, The
Sprite second. Imported Mint Sauce third;
Mile and an eighth Croesus won, Cog
moosey second. Our Nellie third; time,
Races at St. Louis.
ST. LOUIS, July 19. Results:
Six furlongs, selling Aunt Maggie won,
Lee Bruno second, Percy R. third; time,
One mile Charley O'Brien won, Tom
Gilmore second, Strangest third; time,
Six furlongs, selling Iris won, Joe
Dougherty second. Duty third; time,
Four and a half furlongs Queen Dixon
won. Wild Pirate second. Money Muss
third; time, 0:57.
Mile and a sixteenth, handicap Nan
dora won, Molo second. Terra Incognito
third; time. 1:52.
Seven furlongs, selling Ohnet won.
Sam Lazarus second, Macon third; time.
Races at Newmarket.
LONDON, July 19. At the Newmarket
second July meeting today the American
jockeys were quite successful. The high
weight handicap, about one mile and four
furlongs, was won by Seafog, with W.
H. Martin in the saddle. Chlcanee, guided
by Sloan, won the Chesterfield stakes,
for 2-year-olds, five furlongs. A handicap
of five furlongs was won by Richard
Croker's Sallrna, ridden by J. Relff. Cro
kers Merrllla, with L. Relff up, was sec
ond In tho Reach plate, for 2-year-olds.
THE NATIONAL LEAGUE.
Boston "Won Handily From the Onl-
BOSTON, July 19. The Bostons signal
ized their return home by winning handily
today. Attendance. 1700. Score:
Boston 5 9 ljChlcago 1 8 0
Batteries Willis and Sullivan, Garvin
Brooklyn Heat Cincinnati.
BROOKLYN, July 19. Brooklyn had a
picnic with Phillips today, making 10 hits
for 20 bases in five innings. Newton, who
succeeded him. had a little better suc
cess. Kennedy had the Clnclnnatls guess
ing for seven innning3. and then grew
careless. Attendance, 1100. Score:
Cincinnati ....8 11 4Brooklyn 1214 4
Batteries Phillips, Newton and Wood;
Kennedy, Kltson and McGulre.
Philadelphia Best Pittsburg-.
PHILADELPHIA. July 19. Bernhardt
succeeded in keeping Pittsburg's hits
scattered In today's game, which accounts
for Philadelphia's victory. Attendance,
Pittsburg .. ..312 lPhIladelphla ..4 10 1
Batteries Leever and ZImmer; Bern
hardt and Douglass.
New York Beat St. Louis.
NEW YORK, July 19. New York won
from St Louis today by better all-round
work. Atteendance, 2000. Score:
R H El R H E
St Louis 3 13 lNew York ....812 1
Batteries Young and Criger; Mercer
The American League.
At Indianapolis Indianapolis, 3, Kansas
At Buffalo Buffalo, 1, Milwaukee. 6.
At Cleveland Cleveland-Chicago; no
At Detroit Detroit, 9; Minneapolis, 4.
t National Lcatruc Standing--
Won. Lost Per ct
Brooklyn 46 25 .648
Pittsburg 40 34 .541
Philadelphia 3S 34 .528
Chicago 37 34 .521
Boston 32 37 .414
St. Louis 31 37 .456
Cincinnati 32 39 .451
New York 26 43 .376
Women's Golf Tournament.
CHICAGO. July 19. In the Governor's
cup contest in the woman's golf tourna
ment. Miss Bessie Anthony and Mrs. J.
M. Cutter were the winners, and will play
against each other In the 'finals tomorrow.
The contest between Miss Anthony, who
is but 17 years old, and Mrs. Chatfield
Taylor was close, and required the plac
ing of an extra hole to decide the win
ner. Miss Anthony won by a score of 115
to Mrs. Chatfield Taylor's 116 for the 18
holes. Mrs. Coulter beat Miss Martha
Wilson, 103 to 116.
Erne "Want Another Try.
i NEW YORK, July 13. .tranK irne to
day deposited 51CO0 to bind a match with
Terry McGovern for the lightweight
championship of the world at 133 pounds.
"Without wishing to take any credit
from McGovern for his victory, I can
only say that I was mistaken in making
123 pounds. I could not do myself justice.
I fought at a weight which left mo no
strength or vitality."
Rynn Leaves Jeffries.
CHICAGO, July 19. Tommy Ryan de
clared today that he was through for all
time with Jim Jeffries, and would never
again assist the heavy-weight champion
In his training. Ryan's version of the
split is that his compensation was too
WASHINGTON, July 19. It Is learned
from an official source that Cardinal
Francis Satolll, first papal delegate to
this country, 1S93-97, has been appointed
prefect of tho propaganda by Pope Leo
XIII. The congregation of the propa
ganda has the general control of the
Catholic faith missionaries in countries
llko tho United States, where no state
religion exists by law. Questions of ec
clesiastical discipline and episcopal ap
pointments come under Its jurisdiction.
SEDALIA, Mo., July 19. The Republi
can Congressional Convention of the
Seventh District today nominated Harry
H. Parsons, of Marshall, for Congress,
to fill the vacancy caused by the death
of Leslie Orear.
NEW ALBANY, Ind., July 19. The Re
publican Congressional Convention here
today nominated Hugh O'Connor for Con
gress from the Third District
Durkee Heirs Lost.
WASHINGTON, July 19. The claim of
the heirs of Charles Durkee, formerly
Governor of Utah, against tho United
States for certain bonds, of the Central
Pacific Railroad Company, valued at 564,
623,812, was dismissed today by Judge
CHagner, of the District Supreme Court,
and the application for, a rule against
Secretary of the Treasury Gage to com
pel delivery of them to the claimants
Severe Wind and Rain Storm.
MOUNT PLEASANT, O., July 19. The
little town tof Long Run, two miles west
of this place, with a population of about
1000. was visited this afternoon with the
most severe wind and rain storm that has
been seen in this section for the last 30
years, and three lives wore lost In the
flood that followed.
Chnrscd With Buckct-Shopptnc;.
CHICAGO. July 19. James NIcol. vice
president of the Chicago Board of Trade,
was suspended for one year at a meeting
of the directors tonight The charge was
CULTON'S STORY ALL IN
MORE ABOUT THE MOUNTAINEERS
EXCURSION TO FRANKFORT.
Jones, of Wnltely, "Who "Whs la the
Capitol When Goebel Was
Killed, Tken Testified.
GEORGETOWN, Ky., July 19. The caso
of Caleb Powers, charged with complicity
in the Goebel assassination, opened to
day with a long legal debate on the ques
tion of the admissibility of matters trans
piring between the date of the shooting
of Senator Goebel and his death. Tho
point was raised by a question put by
the prosecution to Witness Culton regard
ing a conversation between him and
Youtsey before Goebel died. The court
ruled that the evidence must be excluded.
In regard to the preparations for bring
ing the big crowd of x mountaineers to
Frankfort, witness said Powers told those
In the conference that in the event of any
trouble growing out of the Importation
of the men, the leaders would be Indicted
for conspiracy, and were asked If they
were willing to take the risk. In the
discussion of the question of transporta
tion, witness said Henry Painter, a Mid
dlesboro railroad lawyer, suggested that
trains be captured on several roads.
Culton said he boarded the Mountaineer
excursion at Richmond. He said Charles
Flnley had told him to go there and come
down with the men. He was told to tell
the men to announce on their arrival that
they had come only to petition the Leg
islature. After the assassination. Powers
came to the witness and told him to write
to tho persons who were in the confer
ence and tell them they had better be
very careful and do no talking, as they
were liable to bo connected with the mur
der. Witness told him it would be dan
gerous to write, and Powers said he
would do it himself.
The prosecution produced a box of cart
ridges for witness to inspect He said
tho cartridges were like those Youtsey
showed him when talking about killing
Goebel. Powers gave witness badges for
the mountain men who remained at
Frankfort They were Issued so that in
case of trouble they could distinguish
their own men from others. The badges
contained a picture of Governor Taylor.
Witness said that while In Jail with Pow
ers In Frankfort, Powers begged him not
to go on the witness-stand In the hearing
of tho motion for ball. Witness told him
ha wanted to get balL as his family
needed him. Powers told him ho would
seo to it that his family wa3 provided
for if witness would agree not to go on
the stand. Witness declined to do so.
"Is- it not true that you used over
51000 belonging to funds in your charge
while a clerk in the Auditor's office and
that Auditor Stone was compelled to
make your shortage good?" asked the
counsel for the defense.
"It Is not true. I was not short in any
amount and Auditor Stone did not have
to pay anything on my account Thero
was a question about the legality of some
claims allowed in my department"
Culton was asked about visiting Colonel
Campbell and others of the prosecution.
He denied that he had been promised
immunity. He admitted that he did not
tell Campbell the truth when he said that
he told all he knew, but as a matter of
fact, he told Just as much as ho was
forced to tell. Witness said that In be
coming a witness in the Powers case, now
on trial, and In telling all he Xnew, he Is
following the advice of his father. Judge
The defense then attempted to show an
intimacy between Culton and the prose
cution, and that a discrimination was be
ing made between Culton and the other
defendants. Mr. Owns asked a number
of questions to show that tho testimony
given by Culton on the stand today and
yesterday was at variance on some points
with that given In his application for ball
at Frankfort. Witness said he had omit
ted some things In his testimony, but
that he had not done so Intentionally.
His memory had been refreshed by the
questioning of the lawyers, and this re
called the additional matter he had to!d.
The cross-examination of Culton wa3
continued at the afternoon session. He
was asked to again relate the conversa
tion between him and ex-Governor Brad
ley regarding a report that Goebel was to
be killed. Bradley told witness he under
stood 12 men had been picked for that
purpose, and said: "That must not be
done, under any circumstances." Culton
finished his testimony at 2:30.
Silas Jones, of Whltely County, who
went with the mountaineers to Frankfort
and remained there until after the as
sassination, was the next witness. Jones
was In the Executive Building when the
shooting occurred. The shots Bounded to
him to come from tho Secretary of State's
office. Prior to tho shooting, witness was
In Governor Taylor's office. The Govern
or asked him . why he was not In the
House lobby. Witness replied that he did
not want to go up there, for he was not
armed. He added "The Governor asked
why In h I I had come there without
arms, and said I had as well go home."
After the shooting Jones was arrested as
a suspect, but was released, tho grand
jury failing to indict hlra.
THE DEATH ROOL.
Major J. O. Caper-ton.
CHICAGO, July 19. Major John C. Ca
perton, of Louisville, one of the wealthi
est and most prominent men of Kentucky,
died here last night of heart failure.
Major Caperton mado bis start In life in
California, and was the first Mayor of
San Francisco. The body was today sent
AKRON, O., July 19. Hon. Sidney Edg
erton, aged 82, died here today. He was
the first Justice of tho Supreme Court
of Idaho, and the first Governor of Mon
tana, having been appointed by President
Lincoln. He was twice elected Con
gressman from this district
Arizona Sroncht Broken.
PHOENIX, Ariz., July 19. The greatest
drought In the history of Arizona was
broken today by light showers in the up
per part of the Salt River Valley, and
tonight heavy storms are gathering. The
drought has been excessively damaging
to stock and business of all kinds, but It
Is likely to prove a blessing in hastening
the construction of a great reservoir for
Irrigation water. The cost of the proposed
reservoir will approximate 52,500,000. It
will hold sufficient water to reclaim over
250,000 additional acres of desert land.
The Neely Case.
NEW YORK, July 19. Judge Lacombe,
of the United States Circuit Court, to
day rendered a decision In the case of
Charles F. W. Neely, charged with hav
ing defrauded the Postoflice Department
In Cuba, in which he declared that the
mere presentation of an indictment can
not be held sufficient for Neely's extra
dition, and that further testimony will
be heard when the case come up on July
Bids for BIpr Cruisers.
WASHINGTON, July 19. The Navy De
partment has completed the circular call
ing for bids for constructing armored
cruisers of the first-class. These will be
the largest ships In the navy, the tonnage
running over 14,000. The ships will bo
enlarged New Yorks. a type found to be
better than any other of the armored
cruisers and lacking only In size, a defect
which It Is proposed to make good In tho
now designs. The circular calls for bids
to be opened December 8.
"They do not run for office In my coun
try," said the man with the fierce British
accent "They stand for it" "And here,"
said the proud American, "they run for
It, and the people have to Btand for It"