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ffHE MOBNING OREGONIAN, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1900.
PLOT AGAINST BOBS
Scheme Was to Blow Him Up
While at Church.
A MINE MAD BEEN PREPARED
The Conspirators, Five Italians, Four
Greek and One Frenchman,
IjONDON, Nov. 27. According to a spe
cial edition of the Evening Standard to
day, a plot to assassinate Lord Roberts,
In which two foreigners are concerned,
has been discovered. It appears that the
conspirators loaded a mine, which was
designed "to be blown up Sunday while
lord Roberts was In church at Johannes
burg, but the .police and Ixrd Roberts'
bodyguard frustrated the conspiracy. Ten
men, mostly Italians, have been- arrested.
These details, the Evening Standard says,
It has 1jeen unable to verify.
Roberts Confirms It.
LONDON, Nov. 27. The "War Office lias
the following from Lord Roberts -dated
Johannesburg, November 28:
"As reports of a jplot against my life
will probably reach ypu, I think you
should know the facts'. It la belleed
that there was a plot in existence, and
five Italians, four Greeks' and one French
man were arrested November 16, and are
now awaiting triaL Thler intentions were
to explode a mine under t3L tUary's Church
during the morning service, held at U
o'clock, con November vl8.,r
Roberts Reports Engagements.
LONDON. Nov. 27. Lord Roberts, cab
ling from Johannesburg, under data of
November .28, reports a number of encoun
ters with the Boers at -ftldely separated
points, lp which the British captured some
cattle and a few prisoners, and suffered
slight casualties The most serious af
fair was an engagement with the forces
of General De Larey, numbering, about
1000 men, with three guns, who opposed
General Clements' march towards Reit
fontoln. The Boers, the dispatch says,
were completely dispersed.
Derret In Porlufraesc Territory.
LOURENCO .MARQUES, .Nov. 27. A
detachment of 60 mounted Portuguese
troops, with two guns, crossed tho river
this morning at Catombo. It Is reported
General Deuet Is in Portuguese territory
end in that district.
EIR. ARTHUR SULLIVAN'S FUNERAL.
Impressive Services In Chapel Royal
and St. Paul's.
LONDON, Nov. 27.-WIth all the pomp
end ceremony which might have attended
the obsequies of a member of the royal
famllj, the remains of Sir Arthur Sulli
van, who died here Thursday last, were
Interred at St. Paul's Cathedral today.
Long before the hour set. for this portion
of the services in the Chapel Royal, Im
mense crowds assembled In the vicinity
of the late residence of the deceased and
St. James' Palace, while every point of
vantage around St. Paul's was taken up
hours prior to the arrival of the cortege.
The Immense crowds lining the route
traversed by the procession testified to
the widespread sympathy of the pubHc,
while both the Chapel Royal and St.
Paul's were filled to their capacity-with
privileged ticket-holders. The Qfleen,
Emperor William of Germany, the Prince
of Wales and other royalties were rtrnre-
geijted,- while Jhe musical and dramatic 1
world attended In large numbers. The
coffin was Imbedded In magnificent floral
tributes sont from far and near In such
cumbers that they filled four hearses.
At the entrance of tho chapel, in Am
bassadors' Court, the body was met by
the pall-bearors Sir Squire Bancroft
Bancroft, tho actor-manager: Sir Fred
erick Bridd, the organist of "Westminster
Abbey; Sir Alexander Campbell, principal
of the Royal Academy of Music; Sir
George Henry Lewis, the well-known
lawyer; Sir John Stelner, Inspector of
music to the eduoational department; Sir
George Clement Martin, organist of St.
Paul's Cathedral; Lieutenant-Colonel Ar
thur Collins, Gentleman Usher to the
Queen, and Francois, Cellier, the com
poser. The clergy and the full choir of
the Chapel Roal were attired In the his
toric robos of scarlet and gold, and the
remains were borne up the aisles of the
(effectively draped chapel behind, the
choir chanting the plaintive opening
verses of the burial service. The whole
service was most impressive, and the an
thems wer especially mournful. The
midlenco displayed deep emotion as thu
strains ef the anthem, "Tea, Though l
Walk." from Sullivan's "Light of the
"World," resounded through the sacred
Ju-t as Mr. Choate, Charles Wyndham,
Geoige R. Sims and other well-known
persons arrived at the Chapel Royal, the
attendants received orders to close the
doors, as the chapel was full. Mr.
ChOate expostulated and showed his card
of admission, but all to no avail, until
air. blms remarked. In a low tone: "The
Anglo-American entente cordiale Is shat
tered after all these years."
For 10 minatos the United States Am
bassador was kept waiting, but finally
the attendants were ordered to admit him
and the distinguished persons with him.
The service wasjiow well advanced. The
door Is known as the Ambassador's en
trance. The preliminary service ended, the pro
cession reformed and proceeded to St.
Paul's Cathedral, along Pall Mall, the
Tharaer Embankment and Ludgate Hill.
Large crowds gathered and men took off
thcl hats as the hearse passed. St. Paul's
Cathedral waff crowded, and during the
long wait the Sand of the Scot's Guards
played Chopin's and Beethoven's dead
marches, while from the organ pealed
Mendelssohn's "Tribute to the Dead." On
the broad steps of the Cathedral, the
Dean and Chapter oX St. Paul's, and the
white-robed choristers, surrounded by
thousands of spectators, met the proces
sion. As the great doors flew open the
sunlight streamed in and the voices of the
choir, strong and sweet, "bloke the solemn
silence which "had prevailed up to that
time troughout the Cathedral. In a cof
fin almost hidden beneath wreaths ot
flowers, the -emalns were borne up the
aisle until they reached the chancel steps,
directly beneath the dome. There a cata
falque had been erected On the edge of a
narrow opening which led to the crypt.
Around the opening this inscription was
worked In flowers: "His sun has gone
down while it was yet day."
Alter the mourners who had come from
the Chapel Royal were seated, the dean
commenced the service. Sir John Stalner
led the choir in singing another selection
from "The Light of the World." Arch
deacon Sinclair read the latter part of
the service, and then the coffin was low
ered into the crypt, the silence being only
brokn by the sobbiifg of a few women.
The benediction was given by the dean,
and then there oocurred what had never
before been heard In St Paul's. Fifty
women, all dressed In the deepest Mack,
end the same number of men-, gathered
near the coffin, arose from their knees.
They were the chorus of the Savoy The
ater. In quavering, trembling tribes they
commenced to sing Sullivan's "Brother,
TheU Art Gone Before Us." A' great
hush fell on the crowd that had started
to leave the building. Gathering courage,
the women's voices swelled out uritllev
ery corner of the vast Cathedral re-echoed
this sad requiem from those who
fcad r often sung the lighter lyrics ot
the composer they then mourned. As this
died away, the organ took up the majes-
tie strains of the "Dead March from
Saul." The choir, clergy and mourners
filed out, and one of the most Impressive
National funerals held In England came
to an end.
The vault containing the remains of Sir
Arthur Sullivan is situated In the ex
treme eastern corner of. the crypt, close
to the tomb of Dr. Bryce, the famous
writer of church music tof the last cent
ury Near by lie the remains of Sir John
Mlllals, who was president of the Royal
Academy, and who died in 1595.
The Cars Condition.
LTVADIA, European Russia, Nov. 27.
The Improvement In the -Czar's condition
continues, judging from the following
"The Czar passed a good day yester
day. At 9 in the evening his temperature
was 97.9; pulse, 68. During the night His
Majesty slept well. This morning tho
Emperor's condition and general strength
were perfectly satisfactory; temperature,
96.3; pulse, 66."
ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 27. The pro
fessional attendants on the Czar are Dr.
Hlrsch, Dr. Popoff, honorary court phy
sician, and Tr. Tlchonoff. The first two
are well known. Dr. Tlchonoff was a
country practitioner in the District of
RlaJask, Province of Rozan. Grand
Duke Peter Nocolaievitch discovered him
during a typhus epidemic and engaged
him as his physician, entrusting to him
the care of the inhabitants on the Grand
Duke's Crimean estate, near Halta. This
Is why he Is called to attend the Czan
LONDON, Kov. 27. Joseph Chamber
lain, Secretary of State for the Colonies,
says he Is part holder In companies profit
ing by government contracts. He has
made the following statement to J. M.
L. Wanklyn, Member of Parliament for
Central Bradford, with the- Intention of
having It published:
"I hold a very small portion of the cap
ital of the Birmingham Trust I do not
know.rand have never known, anything
about its investments, which, of course,
are constantly changing. I did not know
It had any Investment in the company
called The Tubes, Ltd.,' and I did not
know that the company was interested
in government business. I was not aware
of these facts when I asserted in the
House of Commons that I had no inter
est in the firms supplying stores to the
The Conservative papers accept ,Mr.
Chamberlain's explanation as satisfactory.
Tho Liberal journals, only partly content
ed, express a hope that his further ex
planation, which it is understood will be
given In Parliament will deal with other,
eases than "The Tubes, Limited." Tho
Dally News remarks: "We do hot ques
tion Mr. Chamberlain's good faith, but
what becomes of his good Bense?"
Emperor William's Pulpit.
BERLIN, Nov. 27. Emperor William, It
is understood, during his recent visit to
Kiel approved plans which Involve an ex
penditure, of 20,000,000 marks, on the naval
Improvements under consideration. Whilo
he was at Kiel a score of "newspaper men
were In evidence, but all the Information
as to his speeches and doings is doled out
according to the pleasure of a certain
court official entrusted with this duty.
When travellnr nowadays, tho Emperor
usually takes with him, a specially carved
pulpit elaborately ornamented, from
which he delivers his speeches and. ser
mons. Rumor of Pope's Death.
LONDON, Nov. 27. The- report of the
death of the Pope, which reached New
'York today, was based oh Paris rumors
circulated by a small news agency. The
pontiff waB quite well yesterday, when he
received in audience the Princess of the
Asturlas, eldost slter of the King of
ROME, Nov. 27. The Pope,' who is
quite well, received a number of blBhops
today and presided over a two "hours',
meeting of the Congregation of Rites.-
To Prevent Railway Accidents.
BERLIN, Nov. 27. Count "Von Bulow,
the Imperial Chancellor, has requested
the Ministers of Railways in the various
states of the empire to devise means to
prevent the recurrence of seriqus acci
dents, as have recently happened.
.Marconi's Isong-DIstance Telegraph.
LONDON, Nov. 23. Signor Marconi, ac
cording to the Dally Express, has practi
cally sqlved the question of ocean trans
mission by wireless telegraphy, and will
soon be able to use his system across the
WEST POINT SOLDIERS.
New Law Places Them at Disadvan
tage With Resralars.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23. It has just
been found out that the law which pro
vides that a man who serves two years
as an enlisted man -in the regular Army
and then, upon passing an. examination,
can be made an officer, places tho West
Point men at a considerable disadvan
tage. The West Pointer is obliged to
Btudy four years, and to be a good scholar
before he can become a Second Lieuten
ant while the matt who goes through by
way of the ranks needs only two years'
service. It has been a common happening
for somo young fellow, who has secured
amappolntment In West Point after pass
ing the competitive examination, to see a
young man, whom he far outclassed In
such examination, be credited with two
years the best of him In the matter of
military borvice, due alone to the fact
that he took his chances In the regular
Army. It Is understood that such ap
pointments will be held up as much as
possible hereafter In order to give the
Increased membership at West Point an
opportunity to become available for fill
ing vacancies In the regular Army.
Drowned Far From Home.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 27. A man be
lieved to be D. C Wilson was found
drowned this morning In two .feet of
water in the basement of a building In
course of erection on Beale street. Wil
son evidently crawled under the barri
cade, probably to sleep, and fell into the
water. On the dead man was found a
certificate from the Boilermakers' Union,
No. 72, of Portland, Or., issued last Sep-i
terribor. In the Portland directory the
name is given of Daniel C Wilson, labor
or, 292 Pine street.
The Good Roads Movement.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 27. The President
today received a delegation irom the Good
Roads Congress, which recently held a
session at Chicago. The delegation was
headed by William H. Moore, who pre
sented a memorial urging the President
to recommend an appropriation of $150,
000 for the construction of sample roads
and diffusing of Information on the plan
of roadmaklng. The President expressed
his Interest in the purposed the congress
and said he would be glad to further the
'Killing ot Frank Michaels.
REDDING, CaL. Nov. 27. It is now
thought that the body found last Thurs
day night near Bellavlsta, Is that of
Frank Michaels, of Portland, Or. Mich
aels left Bully Hill Thursday morning on
foot for Redding. He .never reached
Redding. When found, the head of the
body had a bullet hole in it and the au
thorities are divided as to whether it was
a case of murder or suicide.
Ink Manufacturer Horned Out.
CHICAGO. Nov. 27. The plant of .the
Sanford Manufacturing Company, mak
ers of Ink, mucilage and scaling wax, on
Fulton street, was burned tonight Loss,
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AT THE HOTEL DEV1LLE
KRUGER RECEIVED BY FRENCH
First Called on the Premier, Then
ob the Minister of Foreign.
PARIS, Nov. 27. Mr. Kruger began a
busy day by making an official call. Be
fore 9 A, M. he departed from the Hotel
Scribe, driving in a landau surrounded by
Republican Guards and bicycle policemen
to visit the Premier, -M. Waldeck-Rous-eeau.
He was accompanied by Dr. Leyds,
Dr. Van Hammel and Delegate Fischer.
The party was met at the entrance to
the Premier's saloon by M. Ulrich, direc
tor of the Cabinet 'who introduced the
visitors to the Prime Minister. The Inter
view took place In M. Waldeck-Rous
seau's private study, and lasted 10 min
utes. At 9:30 o'clock the Premier, ac
companied by M. Ulrich, returned the call.
The officers of the Municipal Council of
Paris and the General Council of the
Seine were received at 10 A. M. by Mr.
Kruger in tho Hotel Scribe. The Inter
view was private and brief. Immediately
after the visitors had departed, Mr. Kru
ger drove to the Hotel de Yille. He re
ceived an ovation from a large crowd
DENBY MAY SUCCEED CONGER.
COLONEL CHARLES DENBY.
CHICAGO, Nov. 27. A special to the Tribune from EvansUtle, Ind , says: Friends of
Colonel iCharles Denby hero assert that they have reasons to believe that the late United
States Minister to China 1b to bo sent .back to that post to succeed Minister Conger, who It
is believed will soon resign his office. Minister Conger succeeded Mr. Denby at Pekin.
Colonel Denby is now In -the East ,
massed In the square in front of the
edifice. Mr. Kruger was conducted to the
debating hall, where he was given the
arm chair reserved for representatives of
governments. The Municipal Councillors
and people in the galleries loudly cheered
the distinguished i Isltor.
Vice-President Escudier delivered an
eloquent address, saying Paris had given
Mr. Kruger a welcome worthy of his
noble character and the grandeur of his
cause. He also said: "You have heard
tho heart of Paris beat It is the heart of.
France. Let the people speak and speak
loudly, and arbitration will impose itself,,
as a necessary satisfaction to Justice-and
civilization." The President of tho Gen
eral Council spoke In -a similar strain.
Mr. Kruger replied in energetic tones,
thanking the speaker for the sentiments
expressed. He said he was deeply grate
ful for the welcome, which was a contin
uation of and a crowning of what France
had already given him. Since lie landed,
the ex-President added, he had been on
a rising wave of acclamation. He was
very thankful for what had been done
and for what they wished to do for him
and his people, who were still struggling
and wero not yet defeated. They "will
ever struggle for independence, liberty
and justice. Continuing, Mr. Kruger said:
"Ah, why cannot they hear your accla
mations? It would redouble their cour
age." Mr. Kruger also said he hoped
they would yet know them one day In the
future when they had recovered their. In
dependence. He regretted arbitration had
been refused and he would never cease
to demand It
The Boer leader was then shown
through, the superbly decorated halls of
the Hotel de Ville. Once ho appeared a a J
window and was enthusiastically cheered.,
As he drove back to his hotel he was ac
corded a warm greeting on the road.
The President of the Municipal Council j
tomorrow -win propose in mo vouncu u.
vote in favor of arbitrating the Trahsvaal
Henry Rochefort, accompanied by a dep
utation including Deputies Mlllevoye and
Paquelln Marey. Senators Provost ind
Delanay and MM. Copec and Le Maltre,
today presented Mr. Kruger with a'swbrd
of honor destined for General Crohje, now
a prisoner on the Island of St Helena.
M. Rochefort, in handing the sword to
Mr. Kruger, spoke of the heroism of the
Boers and expressed the hope that "the
syndicate of thrones' will some day be
overthrown by "a syndicate of the peo-J
During the day 1000 students formed In
line, preceded by a banner and the .whole
,T k.. o ,,,, tjiov on-iD4 h
headed by a band. They
French and Boer colors, and the students
presented to Mr. Kruger a neat -address.
They were loudly cheered on their way
to the Hotel Scribe. An incident similar
to the one that took place at Marseilles
occurred on the arrival of the procession
at the hotel. An upper window of the i
Grand Hotel opposite was opened and a
handful of small copper and silyer coins '
was thrown down. The students, in
censed at the Insult, wished to attack a
shipping office which is on tho fetreet
level, but the police interfered, pointing
with the affair. Ultimately the shippers ) In tho course of the past year he has. as
were persuaded to close the office. j eoclated with him a man named Fran-
out that the shippers had no connection
A delegation of four students entered
the hotel and presented a bouquet to Mr.
Kruger, who, accompanied by them, ap
peared on the balcony, arousing great en
thusiasm among the students, who now
numbered 2000. A considerable body of
students stood below the window from
which the coin had been thrown, singing
anti-English songs. No disturbance, how
Dr. Leyds, referring to a statement at
tributed to Samuel Pearson, ex-Commls-sary-General
of the Transvaal, that Mr.
Kruger would probably soon proceed to
the United States, said: "The statement
Is without foundation."
This evening Mr. Kruger and Dr. Leyds
drove to the Foreign Office, where they
were received by the Minister of Foreign
Affairs, M. Delcasse, with whom they had
an interview lasting about thre'e-qu'arters
of an hour. On their departure M. B-el-casse
conducted Mr. Kruger from the
Krngcr's Petition to the Powers.
LONDON, Nov. 27. The Vienna corre
spondent of the Dally Chronicle says he
hears that President Kruger has peti
tioned the powers for arbitration under
The Hague convention; that two -powers
acceded to his request, but all the others
rejected the petition. "
An Interview "With Kraser
LONDON. Nov. 2S. Th.e Paris corre
spondent of the Dally Mall wires iha"fc he
had a conversation with Mr. Kruger yes
terday, and that the Boer statesman rew
excited and vehement when the reporter
hinted Hhat -England 'would ignore all at
tempts to secure arbitration and would
fight any combination of powers rather
than give up the republics.
"Mr. Kruger insisted," says the corre
spondent "that Mr. Chamberlain had
signed The Hague convention and could
not withdraw. He said that England had
earned, a just punishment, and that If
there was a God, she would be punished."
PHILLIP'S CORN CORNER.
Shorts alanine Frantic Efforts to
, Swamp Him
CHICAGO, Nov. 27. Frantic efforts are
being made by shorts caught in Phillips'
corn corner to swamp him with grain on
the last day of the option. The way In
which they hope to down him and get
themselves out of a tight place Is by re
lnspectjon of this week's receipts which
have been graded No. 3, one grade too low
to pass as contract
"There will be biff deliveries Friday,"
said Charles Slade, manager for Coun
selman, & Co , "and lots of corn wbicn
will bs relnspected will pass as No. 2. Al
a time, like this, when there Is a corner
on, the Inspectors are scared, and, to b
on the safe side, they grade corn No. 3
when there is any question about It at all.
knowing that if they are wrong the su
pervising Inspectors will go over It and
give the right grade."
"They wpn't get a car of It graded up,"
said Phillips, when he was told of tho
new tactics of the shorts. "When there
is a corner on there Is always a big do-
mand for relnspectlon, but it never
amounts to anything."
"On account of the corner, we are get
ting about double the applications lor re
Inspection which we receive normally,"
said Edward J. Noble, supervising in
spector. "Four times out of five, certain
ly three times out of four, the supervising
Inspectors uphold tho previous inspect
Another scheme which has been evolved
for the. purpose pf swamping Phillips is
the purchase and shipment to Chicago of
.cornywhlch was sold by the Pattens In
"BuffaJa-and. Montreal when they went out
of tjie deal In Ootoben
Fifty-one cents, marked upon the board
todfl.y, -was a new high price In the No
vember deal. Phillips came into the pit
early and lifted the price from 49 cents,
.where it opened. At between 50 and SI
cents, he unloaded 200,000 bushels, his to
tal sales for the day being 240,000 bushels.
As he Is selling corn bought at 35 cents,
his day's transactions netted him a profit
better than $25,000. Other days this week
ore said to have been equally profitable
to him. Today's close was 50 cents. Big
foreigners who, it 13 said, constitute tho
short interest, are still hanging on stub
bornly. Predictions are freely made that
the last day of the deal will see Novem
ber corn quoted at 75 cents.
"This deal differs from others," sala
Phillips today, "in that 'I have handled
It by myself. All the buying and selling
has been done in the open pit, and I have
hired no brokers to hoodwink the crowd.
I have known all along how big the
short Interest was and who was short
Thev have known also how much corn 1
The contract corn in Chicago is about
1,500,000 bushels. The inspection sheet to
day was again a disappointment to the
bears, showing only 87,000 bushels trans
ferred from private to public elevators.
Only 57 out of 926 cars arriving today
i were No. 2, and only 130,000 bushels of
contract No. 2 corn were added to the
total In Chicago.
PLOT AGAINST M'KINLEY.
NEW YORK, Nbv. 27. The police of
Hoboken, N. J., have received a letter al
leging the existence of a plot to assassi
nate President McKinley. The writer of
the letter gave the name of the alleged
I cnlef conspirator, which the police refuse
1 to make nubile at this time. The letter.
which Is illegibly signed, as follows:
"Sir Having almost thoroughly assured
myself of an anarchist plot against his
excellency, McKinley, I consider it my
duty to advise you of the name of one
who is more than suspected of being a
leader, whose name Is found In the en
closed slip. He Is a fugitive from justice.
and a dangerous man, having been con
victed several times and on the last oc
casion being sentenced to five years im
prisonment for an anarchistic attempt
My statement can be verified on appealing
to the Perfect ot Police at Paris, France,
; coise, me auwior 01 an anarcmsuc at
tempt at Scran ton, where he mortally
wounded an agent of the police."
The writer of this letter, the police say,
has been located and his story will be
WASHINGTON, Nov. 27. Chief Willis,
of the Secret Service, said that the Gov
ernment had no Information whatever
on, the subject
Trial of Jessie Morrison.
ELDORADQ. Kan., Nov. 27. The fifth
day of the Jessie Morrison murder trial
opened at noon, when the tedious exam
ination from the special venire drawn
last night was begun. Already 236 venire
men have been excused as unqualified to
sit as jurors on the case and tho prospects-
now are that it will be several
days before 12 men acceptable to the
Judge, the prosecution and the defense
are found. Notwithstanding the dullness
of the proceedings, public interest In the
case increases each day, and today twice
as many people as could be accommodated
sought admittance to the courtroom, a
third of them beng women and girls.
Miss Morrison appeared downcast today
when she took 'her seat, and she turned
her back to the audience. She has com
plained much of late and her eyes indi
Tis said that few persons are more diffi
cult to please than the fastidious ale
drinker and none Is more ready to praise
where merit is due. EVENS' ALE and
STOUT- owe their--widespread popularity
to that class of criterion.
CONGER HAS NOT SIGNED
GOVERXMElTT?OT A PARTY TO THE
Still la a Position, to Bring? About
Chances in the Arrange
ments. WASHINGTON, Nov. 27. The Cabinet
meeting today was occupied mainly In a
discussion of Chinese affairs and the
Tending of portions of the President's
forthcoming messaga to Congress. The
result of the uiscusslon tf tho last phases
ot the Chinese problem was a thorough
approval at every point of the policy of
Secretary Hay, and especially of the last
instructions to Mr. Conger, which were
forwarded just a week ago. While Mr.
Conger has full plenipotentiary powers,
and consequently by his acts at Pekin
can finally commit the Government of
the United States to an agreement, It la
understood by the officials that so far he
has not signed any protocol or prelimi
nary treaty. So, regardless of Mr. Cong
er's disposition toward the agreement
reached by the ministerial council, the
Government of tho United States still
stands uncommitted, and, therefore, Is In
a position to endeavor to bring about
such changes in the arrangements as are
Secretary Gage announced the resigna
tion of Dr. Henry S. Prltchett, superin
tendent of the United States Coast and
Geodetic Survey, and upon his recom
mendation the President directed that
Assistant Superintendent O. H. Tltmann
be appointed to the vacancy. Secretary
Gage also announced the death of George
W. Wilson, Commissioner of Internal
Revenue. Mr. Wilson was a close per
sonal friend of President McKinley, who
held him In high esteem.
Unfavorable Reports Circulating
Says a German Correspondent.
BERLIN, Nov. 27. The Lokal Anzeig
er publishes a dispatch from Shanghai,
"Unfavorable reports are in circulation
concorning alleged American intrigues.
The Germans have occupied the rich coal
fields on the borders of Chi Ll and Shan
Germany before replying to Secretary
Hay's note wishes to ascertain from her
diplomatic representatives at the capitals
of the- powers how the other powers have
received the United States' suggestions.
Replies from the representatives are ex
pected within 48 hours. If Germany, from
the answers, should find that grave dart
ger exists of Germany's isolation by not
heeding tho United States' suggestions,
and insisting on, extreme punishments,
then Germany will answer the United
States favorably. If, however, Germany
should find enough of the powers siding
.with her, then she will adhere to her
Field Marshal Count von Waldersee re
ports that Colonel Armstedt, with a small
detachment of German troops, has left
the country on. a puntltlve expedition to
Wu Sing Hslen and Nan Tsal Tsun,
northwest of Tien Tsln.
Colonel Yorck's column left Kalgan, for
Pekin, November 23.
Guards Sent to Arrest Tunn.
SHANGHAI, Nov. 27. It is reported
from Nankin that all the Viceroys and
Governors have been ordered to prepare
to defend the coasts and rivers, whose
security Is Important.
It is asserted In Chinese quarters that a
body of palace guards has started for
Slnan. Fu for the purpxsevof arresting
Prince Tuan, who Is raising a bodyguard
among the Mongol Princes.
The Governor ot the Province ot Che
Kiang, yielding o Consular pressure, hag
appointed a deputy to negotiate with the
British and Anierlcaa Cpnsuls as to the
terms of satisfaction for the Chu Kuan
It Is rumored that, with, a view of get
lng his. army from Sinan. Fu-, General
Tung Fuh Slang has received orders to
traverse the provinces of Shan SI and Kan
Su and parts of Mongolia to raise troops,
but that he Is not likely to obey.
Cruelties Practiced by Chinese.
BERUIN, Nov. 27. Several papers today
print letters from German soldiers in
China describing cruelties practiced by
tho Chinese upon white prisoners. It
appears that the limbs of the German
Lieutenant Ferdinand and two Italians
were severed, one after the other, until
the tortured victims were dead. "Thus,"
says the letter, "every white prisoner is
treated by the Chinese."
Confirmation has arrived here of tho re
port that Count von Waldersee had taken
special steps to prevent any more letters
of this nature being printed here. The
Field Marshal has issued a general order
threatening to punish severely those "who
write letters containing war news, also
those allowing them to be printed.
Lelerh Hunt's Opinion.
NEW YORK, Nov. 27. Leigh Hunt,
who has been In Corea and China for
several years, will sail on the Oceanic
tomorrow for China. He thinks nothing
is to be gained by withdrawing from a
concert of tho powers at Pekin. He
"It would be suicide for us to attempt
to negotiate with the Chinese, because
they are incapable of making a con
tract, except such as the concert Of tho
powers shall dictate. We must not be
deceived by any friendly utterances, as
not only 14 Hung Chang, but those who
are his co-official workers, are not really
friendly. They are not In favor of re
storing conditions looking to permanent
peace and supporting the civilized nations
to that end."
HEW YORK'S REFORM WAVE
Ushop Potter Withdraws From thr
NEW YORK, Nov. 27. A gathering of
business men held a conference on the
city reform movement at the Chamber of
Commerce today. The features of the
meeting were the practical retirement of
Bishop Potter from the movement an
address by Abram S. Hewitt, in which he
eaid that the responsibility for the pres
ent condition of affairs In New York
rested upon the Mayor, and the unani
mous adopton of the following resolu
tion: "Resolved, that a committee of 15 bo
appointed for the purpose of attempting
to bring to account those responsible
for the present condition of affairs."
Bishop Potter sent a letter In which he
explained that in a movement like the
present one, the ecclesiastic should not
assume a leading part Addresses were
made by Cahrles Stewart Smith and oth
ers, In whibh the situation was stated
in very vigorous language.
Croker On the Tlce Crasade.
NEW YORK. Nov. 27. A dispatch to the
Herald from London quotes Richard Cro
ker as saying in an interview at his coun
try home at Wantage that the reformers
of New York are not sincere. Says Mr.
Croker in the interview:
"These men cannot tool the people of
New York again. The only cause they
are fighting for is tho Republican party.
Their only aim is to elect a Republican
Mayor of New York. They are responsi
ble for the New York charter. They cre
ated a bi-partisan police boafd. What we
should have is a single-headed police
board. Then we could place responsibility
on somebody's shoulders. Two-thirds of
the Police Captains in New York are Re
publicans. Is the Democratic organiza
tion, which does not control the police
board, responsible ior the administration,
of these Republican Captains?
1 "What we mean to dd Is to satisfy the
people of New York.' Se continue!.
"These reformers -talk about "vice in New
York. Have they ever been In London 6r
Paris? They are not sincere."
COMMISSIONER OP REVENUE
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Death of George "W. "Wilson- at Wash
WASHINGTON. Nov. 27. George W.
-Wilson, Commissioner of Internal Reve
nue, died this forenoon in his apartments
at the Rlggs House, of Bright's disease
complicated with asthma. There were
with him at the time of "his death Mrs.
Wilson; his daughter. Mrs. Pardonna, and
"several of his associates of the Treasury
Funeral services, conducted under the
auspices of Columbia Commandery, No 2,
Knights Templar, of which Colqnel Wil
son was a member, will be held in, the
Rlggs House at 1 o'clock tomorrow No
formal services will be held at Hamilton.
O , except at the grave, where the Ma
sonic burial service will be read by offi
cers of the blue lodge at Hamilton.
George "Washington Wilson wa3 67
years of age. and a native of Ohio He
entered the Union Army when IS years bt
age as a private In the Fifty-fourth Vol
unteer Infantry, and served throughout
the war, coming out a First Lieutenant
In iS66 ho took up the practice of law, and
In 1S69 entered the Internal revenue serv
ice, rising from one Important position to
another. He was regarded as the most
thoroughly informed man on Internal rev
enue subjects who ever entered the Gov
ernment service, and was consulted on all
measures affecting the revenues that
have been before Congress for many
Robert E. A. Dorr Dead.
NEW YORK, Nov. 27. Robert E. A.
Dorr, president of the Mall and Express
Company, and publisher of that paper,
died today. Death was due to a complica
tion of diseases. Mr. Dorr had been in
111 health for about six months. He leaves
a widow and a son ahd daughter. There
will be no change In the management of
the Mall and Express Company.
Death of General G. S. Smith.
SAN JOSE, Cal.. Nov. 27." General G. S.
Smith, who was Surve or-General of Ne
braska under President Hayes, and later
City Attorney of Omaha, died here last
night of heart- trouble. Ho came to San
Jose for his health about six months ago.
HAS FAITH IN THE REIFFS
Croker Engrnges the Jockeys for
LONDON, Nov. 27. Richard Croker will
go to Carlsbad In a fpw days for three
months. He had a long farewell talk
this evening with the Relffs. who will sail
for New York on the Deustchland Friday.
Mr. Ctoker has engaged both the Relffs
andlifs trainer, Wlshard, for next season.
"I am satisfied tnat had the Jockey Club
limited Its Investigation to the running of
The Scotchman II," said Mr. Croker to
a representative of the Associated Press,
"It long ago would have been settled,
but It entered Into litigation 'which Lord
Durham's charges started. I have just
returned from Newmarket, and all my in
formation has strengthened my faith in
the Relffs and Wlshard. I am perfectly
willing to abide by the result The mat
ter is giving me little trouble. I had to
laugh at the alleged Interviews with me
in the London papers today. The idea
that I am going to America is prepos
terous. I noticed the boom in American
securities. Of course, there are liable to
be spurts of this kind when the trusts
are in power, but I cannot regard it as
any indication of the soundest public
health. However, I have no Intention to
,fall into an Interview.
"Johnny Relff Is going to the United
States to attend school." He-ls reprsen-,J
tauvo or ne juna of ooy the American
boy Is. With all his success on the Bpg
llsh turf, ho Is not satisfied. He is pre
paring for a useful ife, while many
Jockeys are content to spend the Winter
unprofitably around the training stables.
Johnny Reiff Is not willing to limit his
future to racing alone. I think that tells
the whole story of American success on
tho English turf. Tho American training
is the best medicine."
PRESIDENT OF THE ANACONDA
William Scallon Takes the Place of
the Late Marcus Daly.
BUTTE, Mont, Nov. 27. Word was re
ceived in Butte tonight announcing the
election of William Scallon as president
of the Anaconda Copper Mining Com
pany to succeed the late Marcus Daly.
The announcement was received by the
employes of the mines and by the busi
ness public with many manifestations of
marked approval. Mr. Scallon, has been
a practicing lawyer, but his professional
work has .made him familiar, with the
operating of the Anaconda properties.
His election at the meeting of the direc
tors held in New York City is looked upon
as in the nature of a compliment to the
long administration of Mr. Dalyr whose
confidential lawyer Mr. Scallon was. and
as an assurance of the continuation ot
the general policy pursued by Mr. Daly
In the management of the vast Anaconda
properties. There was a pleasant demon
stration in Butte tonight ,over the an
nouncement of Mr. Scallon's election.
RELATIONS ARE ACUTE.
Porte Still Refnaen to Recognize Con
CONSTANTINOPLE. Nov. 27. The re
lations between the United States Govern-,
ment and the Porte are becoming acute.
Mr. Griscom, the American Charge dAf
faires, went to the Yildiz palace Sunday
and had an Interview With Tomflk Pasha,
Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Tahala,
Bey, first secretary at the palace. The
Interview, however, was barren of results.
While the P.orte outwardly persists in
the attitude it'has assumed regarding the
question of granting an exequatur to the
United States Consul at Harpoot, there
Is reason to believe the dispatch of the
battla-ship Kentucky to Smyrna has made
a marked impression in official circles.
Helen. Gould's Christmas Present.
NEW YORK, Nov. 27. Miss Helen
Gould, accompanied by her maid, has
purchased $3000 worth of clothing and
toilet articles, which she has ordered dis
patched to the distributing officer of the
United States Army at Manila, Phllip-
plne Islands. The goods will be presented
with Helen Goulds compliments, and
Christmas greetings to the New Yorkers
of the troops In the Philippines.
MisS Gould personally selected every
article, and In each case bought the best
quality obtainable. She carefully exam
ined the clothing in order to seo, she ex
plained, that it was of suitable weight
Associated Press Advisory Boards.
NEW YORK, Nov. 27 At the meeting
of the Associated Press the following ad
visory boards were elected:
Eastern division William C. Ralck,
New York Herald. J. W. Baley, Philadel
phia Record; W. H. Matthews, Rochester
Democrat and Chronicle; Charles H. Tay
lor. Jr.. Boston Globe; P. C. Boyle, Oir
Central division Delavan Smith, In
dianapolis News: Thomas Rees. Spring-
Because purely vegetable yet thor
ough, prompt, healthful satisfactory
field I.) Register: J. H. Tweedy, Mil
waukee Sentinel; Samuel Strauss, Des
Moines Leader; "
Seathern dfrtelon A B. Stahlman, "
Nashville Banner; Berlah Wllklns, Wash
ington Post; Josephus Daniels. Raleigh
News; J. W. Crawford, Memphis Commercial-Appeal;
A. H. Beto, Galveston
Western division 5. B. Coe; Denver
Times; P. H. Lannan, Salt Lake Tribune;
Harrison Gray Otis. Los Angeles Tlme3;
AMen J. Blethen," Seattle Times.
Kid McCoy Divorced.
NEW YORK. Nov. 27. Justice Leaven
tritt today confirmed the report of the
referee erftrttlirsr a divorce to Mrs Jl.ua
RaIKu fpnm TrfTra C?aU. , Tl f ifAV Vl
The divorce was granted on statutory
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