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   Washington Post, The (Newspaper) - June 16, 1905, Washington, District Of Columbia                               Washington business men advertise in the Post became it Is paper the people of Washington read. donoy to-day; thunder showers in afternoon or evening; to-morrow, drawers. NO. WASHINGTON: FBIDAY, JUNE 16, 1905.-FOURTEEN PAGES. THREE CENTS. TO END Japan and Russia Finally Se- lect Washington. PROTOCOL THE NEXT STEP Treaty Negotiations Probably Will Begin in August. Announcement of Plenipotentiaries Ex- pected Armistice to'Stop Hostilities Pending Discussion of Peace Demands Expected to Bo of a Billion Dollars Would Bankrupt Russia. America National Capital has been se- a- the of negotiations between tha of Russia and Japan lor i trfaty of peace. The choice of aa the location of the peace con f e r e n re m arks another forward step In the negotiations toward ultimate peace In the fir Kait Instituted by President fit Official announcement of the selection nf was made by Secretary Lceh at the Whlta at 1 23 p m It wai In typewritten form, and read follows wticn tho two unable to affTM upon cl t (heToo or Paris President Btlg- The Haguo but both gOTe-nmentB have now miuftatM that Washington choien as thft of mating and the President naa accordingly tot. mally notified both governments tnat Washington w( I be en selected Thh itatfment was supplemented ahort- Iv afterward bv a seml-offlclal announce- mort that after meeting and organizing, the plenipotentiaries of the two govern- ments if it ihould be found to be uncom- fortably hot in "Washington, may adjourn the meeting to some summer resort in the Nortb and there continue their sittings until weh time as the weather In Wash- ington bo more comfortable." Japan's Objection to Europe. Until Japan a Irreconcilable opposition to the selection of any Eu- ropean capital WP.S not known definitely At a conference which Kogoro Takahira, tho jTpanese Minister had with President yesterday he conveyed to the Japanese government's final refusal to consent to the holding of tbe conference in Europe MinNter Takahira. reached the executive offices at to 45 a, m, yesterday, and1 was ushered it once Into President Roose- velt s prhate office They remained In conference for an hour and twenty-flve -nlnutca Tho unusual length of the In- terview held at a time when scores of people manv of them having Important previous with the President v. iltlnp an opportunity to see Mr indicated clearly that It was of nolable Importance, The conference not prearranged, but the significance of thf which Minister Takahira hore fiom his government Induced the President to deny himself to all callers until the conclusion of the conference At h" left the White House, the Japanese Minister declined to discuss the situation In arv w iv except to indicate that the negotiation-, were proceeding He, added that negotiations of this char- acter constituted "a long Journey" Tho fusal of Japan to agree -to the holriins? of the conference In Europe was by President Roosevelt to l he Russian Ajnbassador, and likewise tabled to st Petersburg While tha F'rem lent did not act in the capacity of r between Russia and Japan, he wai in position, after the conference with Mini ler Pakahlra and his communication tn vmbatsador to formally noume tho of Washington as the m it of the conference Cassiui Informed. Shortly heforo 3 o'clock yesterday rorm Ambassador CasMnl called at tho WMte House by appointment and was re- c-eKed by the President In the Blue Tlonm The President explained to the Ambassador the nature of his InteTlew with Takahira and conveyed to him the personal assurance that tho American srove-nment -would do all In its power which It properly might do, to af- ford the plenipotentiaries of the two gov- comfortable and convenient fa- flittles for the transaction of their siu p'-emely important duties Other conference -which lasted half an hour were withheld Neither the Presi- dent nor Ambassador Casslni after the intorv lew cared to discuss for publica- tion tfe nature of their conference In view of the selection of the feat of the conference it is expected that within A few d-n-. at most Russia and Japan will an n-HI nee formally the names of their live plenipotentiaries It Is deemed likel% also that, coincldentally with t ho announcement of plenlpo- in agreement will be reached to the time of holding the conference. Question of Protocol. Prior to the formal assembling of the conference it Is prc-bable, If precedent be followed that a peace protocol will be negotiated The making of the protocol will tike place before the declaration of a for mi I armistice It has not been le-fntcl >et who will be authorised by the ind Japanese governments to ar- rtnge and sign the "protocol The gotmioni regarding It probably will be conducted in Washington, and It Is re- p irded as likely that the respective diplo- matic representatives of the belligerents will the document on behalf of their erhmenti It too early yet definitely to announce what arrangements may be made here for the holding of the conference It is the custom for the government at whoso ripltal such negotiations are conducted to ide a suitable place and to furnish the negotiators with adequate facilities for tho of their business. It hat been suggested that a suite of rooms tn the State Department be fitted up for tbe accommodation of the plenipotentia- ries. tTut some doubt has arisen as to whftlier sufficient accommodations could be provided there in view of the already crowded condition of the department An- other which was received with favor was that provision be made for tha conference In the Library of Congress. That magnificent building would afford not only a superb room for the genera] conference, but also excellently fitted rooms for purposes of private consultation Old Point Norfolk and Newport Neva Take Superb Steamers Of Norfolk Washington Steamboat Co., foot 7th st, daily, 6 JO p. m. connecting Norfolk with for New York and by sea. See ad, 13. 22901. SPAPFRf aynong representatives of the two gov- As yet, however, little consid- eration has been given to this phase of the situation. It Is a detail which the officials of the State Department, by di- rection of President Roosevelt, will work out doubtless entirely satisfactorily President's Summer Plans. It Is not expected, that tbe selection of Washington, will'interfere materially wttfh the summer plans of the President. While no definite arrangements, yet have been It ll regarded as quite likely tbat be will return to Washington from Oyster Bay to receive the plenipotentiar- ies of tbe two governments -when 'they assemble for the conference Officially this government will have little to ds the negotiations between the repre- sentatives of the two lowers. The United States wfll provide a place for their meet- Ing and furnteh them with such material facilities as may be necessary for their comfort and convenience, but their de- liberations will be quite uninfluenced by this government. After receiving the plenipotentiaries formally, it Is probable the (President will return to Oyster Bay. Japan's Unknown. Such discussion of the question of cash indemnity as has occurred has been merely conditions likely to be encountered by Japan when she shall formulate her peace terms Thus far, the Japanese government has refrained from Indicating the precise form of her terms, as It, is not her purpose, naturally, to forearm the shrewd and powerful an- tagonist which she Is to meet on the Held of diplomacy. During the past ten days, President Roosevelt has had conferences with Baron Kaneko, the Japanese financial agent In the United States Baron Kaneko Is one of the most eminent of Oriental financiers Both In this country and In Europe, since the war began, he has been of Inestimable service to his Emperor in the negotiation of loans and in watching all of the financial phases of the conflict In him Japan reposes im- plicit confidence in all matters pertaining to the fiscal policy of the empire. He Is competent to speak by authority on all subjects relating to Japan's finances. For this reason he was consulted by the President His conference with the Presi- dent at the White House Wednesday, there la reason to believe, concerned the subject of Japan's cash demands upon Russia Such advice as he might give to his government as to the cash Indemnity undoubtedly would receive the deepest consideration, and, very likely, might be followed Hold! Second Conference. Minister Takahira called again at tbe White House last night shortly after 9 o'clock, and remained with the President an hour or so The Minister came at the request of the President, who communi- cated to h'm Russia's formal acceptance of the selection of Washington as the scene tor the negotiations No details of the conference- which followed could be obtained, but It is understood that the questions of date and of the plenipoten- tiaries were under discussion Japan has Indicated that she will select two pleni- potentiaries, and will be ready to name a third if that number Is preferred. Al- though the President has been advised that Marquis Ito and Baron Komura and Marsbal Yamagato are the three distin- guished personages under consideration, the official nominations have not yet been communicated to him. The President's fourth and last peaoe teas with. Sir MortUner Du- rand, the British Ambassador, who reach ed the White Souse about 10 o'clock, and remained with the President until after II o'clock Mr. Takahira left soon after the arrival of the Ambassador The Ambas- sador, upon leaving, took occasion to al- lude to the general appreciation through- out the civilized world of the work of the President in this crisis, and also to ex- press his confidence that the negotiations were moving- smoothly Britain's Position. The negotiations were the main subject discussed by the President with the Brit- ish Ambassador, who, like Minister Taka- hira, came to the White House at the President's request The conversation, however, which later developed along gen- eral lines, touched upon Morocco and a number of other pending questions De- sirous as Is the British' government for peace, the time has not yet come when as the ally of Japan she can even go to the extent of counseling moderation. Indeed, this counsel has not yet been of- fered because London shares the belief of Washington that the Japanese terms will be entirely reasonable Japan, while retraining from giving these terms, has shown by her general attitude that she Is inclined to be moderate, though by no means weak or relenting in her condi- tions What gives the officials here hope Is the frank expression on the part of the Japanese that it is not their wish to crush Russia as a nation Japan is fully aware of the desirability of a permanent peace In the far East Another Impor- tant fact which has come to light Is the Improbability of the use of the indemnity for the enlargement of the Japanese navy It can be said that once the war is over Japan will turn her face first toward in- ternal development and. a restoration of financial and Industrial conditions at home to their normal basis Encouragement will be given to all branches of industry, and commercial supremacy, rather than military supremacy alone, will be her aim. t CZAB'S CHIEFS KESIGN. Alexis and Avellan Retire from the Service. St. Petersburg, June 16, 3 20 a, sensational announcement was made shortly before midnight that Grand Duke Alexia, the high admiral, who is an uncle of the Emperor, and Admiral Avellan. head of the Russian admiralty depart- ment, had resigned. This announcement was followed a few minutes later by an imperial rescript relieving tho grand duke of the supreme direction of the navy, which he had held since tbe days of the Emperor's father, Alexander III, when Russia resolved to enter tho lists as a first-class sea power, and to build up a great navy, the remnants of which were destroyed in the battle of the Sea. of Japan. The words of the rescript give no hint of anger, and the real explanation prob- ably will not leak out for several days, but tbe Instant disposition was to regard the retirement of Grand Duke Alexis and Admiral Avellan as a concession to public opinion following tho crowning tragedy of the Sea of Japan Charges of mismanagement and inef- ficiency and tales of corruption, and even worse, against the marine department, have been rife for years After the war began they Increased tenfold, and lately a regular campaign against the depart- ment has been operly conducted In the newspapers. Some startling revelations have been made In this campaign, and Capt dado, who was one of the leading critics of the conduct of the navy, was dismissed from the service for his per- sistence. It was felt even In quarters where charges of corruption were not entertain- ed that It would be unwise to intrust the rebuilding of the navy to the hands which were responsible for the hapless fleets of the past Persian Rugs and Carpets, with a fine collection of Mahogany Furniture, at Sloan's, Q st, to-day at 11 a. m and 8 p. m, Laot day of the sale. Southern Veterans Say War Is Misrepresented. OLD OFFICERS RE-ELECTED Fifty Thousand Dollars More Is Needed for Battle Abbey. Monty on HanflJ and Contract Signed for Jefferson Davis Monument at Eich- Greetings Received from Indiana Grand Army anft Kteply Sent by Gen. Meet is Hew Orleans for Next Session! Louisville, Ky., June United Confederate Veterans to-day re-elected their old officers, aa follows: Commander-ln-cWef, Lieut. Oen SUpSen D. LM, Mississippi, commander trans-Mississippi Depart- ment, 6en. L. W. Cabell, Texas, commander Armjr of Tennessee Department, Lieut Qen. Clement A. Efranff, Georgia commander Army of Nortft Vir- ginia Department, Irving Walker, South Carolina. New Orleans had little difficulty In se- curing the convention for 1906 Nashville made a fight which surprised the conven- tion, but the sentiment was strongly In favor of the Crescent City. Fraternal greetings were read from the State Encampment of G. A. B, of Indiana, In session at Madison. The greetings were only moderately cheered, and one delegate on the platform, with the remark that there "Is getting to be too much of this took bis hat and parted. Among {he interesting- reports submitted during the day were those of the history committee the Battle Abbey com- mittee The spectacular feature of the tho parade of the remnants of the South'a once great take place to-mor- row, and it Is expected that the number of men in line will exceed that of any re- cent reunion. The line of march will cover a distance of nearly three miles. The invocation at the opening of the convention to-day was delivered by Rev. James P. Smith, of Richmond, Va, one of the two surviving officers of -Stone- wall Jackson's staff Plea for Fair History. The report of the history committee was submitted by Gen. Bvans, of Georgia, Its chairman. The object of the commlt- leVls to secure accurate history, which Is to be incorporated in the text books In Southern schools. The report says, in part: "During the first two decades after the surrender an effort was evidently made to cast the general record of the South- ern States Into an approbrlous shadow, and also to infect the minds of the youths of the country with the opinion that there was nothing noble, nothing truo, nothing good in the Confederate causa. The attempted perversions of history were resented, but the South was without facil- ities for reaching, by any kind of litera- ture, the masses of their countrymen of the Northern States to correct the errors Into which they were led. "Therefore, unfair history and other pernicious publications gained entrance into the schools and homes of nearly every section, North and South, and a disastrous inflammation of the sectional spirit -was the result The protest of Confederate associations caused Investiga- tions, which resulted In the discovery tbat the South was permitting Its sons and daughters to be taught that the gross charges against the Southern people, of rebellion, treason and war atrocities, and the like were historical facts This dis- covery was followed by appeals to boards of education and other civil authorities, to Southern self-respect, and to honor- able publishers, with a result that the most offensive of the false histories have been driven from Southern sohools. Nothing to Fear from Troth. "Since co-operation among those who desire Impartial history which will in- spire all citizens of our country with sim- ilar patriotic spirit 19 a consummation most earnestly sought for by this associ- ation, especially Is this1 desirable, in all histories of that strife which was the greatest American war. May not the story of that struggle be told with fairness to both sections' On the part of the South there Is nothing to fear from truthful his- tory. We ask for historical generosity and win give as much without fillet The report recommends that each State establish a department of archives and history The reading of the report caused great enthusiasm An amendment by Davenport, of Americas, Ga. a member of the committee, that the future hlsSi- riea show that Jefferson Davis was crtf- elly treated and unnecessarily shackled was accepted and tho report adopted. Battle Abbey and! Davis Monument. The report of the battle abbey commit- tee, of which Gen. Evans la chairman, was- read- It shows that the committee now has in supscrlptlons and money, includ- ing the Charles Broadway Rouna sub- scription, J206.000, subject to claim; in stilt for J16.000 by John C Underwood for com- missions, and In which an appeal has been made. Trustaes wilt attempt to raise a further fund of JW.OOO. Tho battle abbey be buitt in Richmond, Va The report of the Jefferson Davis Monu- ment Association of the United Daughters of the Confederacy showed the com- mittee now has in bank for the purpose of erecting the monument W9.000, and that the contract has been signed for unveiling of the work in Richmond on June 3 1907 The report was unanimously adopted It Is hoped to make the unveiling ceremonies a part of the reunion of 1997 Gen. Lee instructed Gen. Lowry. of MIs- Isstopi. to to the ladles of sissippi. to draw up a resolution of thanks to the ladles of the monument associa- tion on the completion of the Davis monu- ment "Make it yelled Comrade Jim Crow, of Sheffield, Ala., and It was so ordered. Message from Indiana Grans Army. The following telegram from the In- diana Department, Grand Army of the Republic, In session at MadlsOn, was read, and received a moderate cheer. Greetings and good will from the Department of Indiana. Grand Army of the Republic One cqnn- trjr In fraternity under one 0ig D R LUCAS, Department Commander. The following message was sent in re- ply, addressed to D R. JLucas The United Contederat Veterans' convention accept In tbe greatest cordiality tbe kindly greet. Ings yon send and direct me by the most enthusi- astic rote to express tielr appreciation We, too. feel that this Is one country, with one flag, -which and our tons are ready to defend with our lives. STEPHEX D Genes-Hi Commanding Gen George P Harrison, of Alabama, chairman of a committee appointed to conTamaD on THZBD PACK SECRETARY HAY RETURNS Message from President Reaches Him as Steamship Arrives. He Has Gamed1 Much in clined to Give Direct Answer fcela- tive to Cabinet Resignation. Special to Tbe Washington Post. New York, June of John Hay returned from Europe the "W hlte Star steamer Baltic, which dock- ed by moonlight to-night It was 10 80 o'clock before her passengers landed. It was apparent that Mr. Hay had gained much In strength ind health during his stay In Europe, although he Is not a well man yet As he 'left the ship the arm of his daughter, Mrs Harry Payne Whitney, 'he seemed a trifle feebtai and, he looks rather pete. On the revenue cutter whdjfc met the Baltic to-night at quarantine wan a spe- cial messenger from Washington bearing an envelope of Impressive size Addressed to Mr. Hay. The instructions were that It should be delivered to him In person The messenger was first up the ladder, and found Mr. Hay the moment he got on deck Mr. Hay took the envelope, looked it over carefully, and retired quickly to his cabin. One of the report- ers asked Mr. Hay what the envelope was. JSe said: "It is from my good friend, President Roosevelt" Mr. Hay spent almost the entire trip up the bay locked in his cabin with the message from the President. Mr Hay told the reporters that It would be manifestly Improper for him, to discuss peace negotiations. "I first heard that there was such, a move he said, "when I In Paris, but, of course, having had nothing to' do with them, I do not feel called upon to discuss them I did not know until we reached port that the conference would probably take place in Washington." Mr. Hay declined absolutely to discuss any other diplomatic questions. He was asked If he considered himself cured he said with a smile, "all I can say Is that the doctors seem to be satisfied with my condition. I spent five weeks at Welsbaden and feel that I am much better "Have you any Idea ot resigning from the "I shall remain In tha Cabinet until either (President Roosevelt or myself sees fit that I should was his reply, delivered In such a manner that there was no doubt that the Secretary of State had not come back with his resignation In his pocket Mr. Hay said that his entire trip had been solely In search of health. When asked If he would return to Washington Immediately, he said: "That depends upon what is in this referring to the message he re- ceived from the President Later, after he had react the contents of the envelope, he said that he would spend the night at the residence of his daughter, Mrs Payne Whitney, and that he could not tell till to-morrow when he would return to Washington. SUNK BY TOR RUSSIANS, German Steamer, It Is Stated, Bad Ho Contraband on Board. London. June German steamer Tetartoe was sunk by the Russian aux- iliary cruiser Don, May 3D, according to information received to-day at Lloyds. The Tetartos was on her way from Otaru, Japan, to Tientsin with a cargo of wooden sleepers Flensburg, Prussia, June Tetar- tos belonged to the Flensburg Shipping Company. Her crew were landed at Ba- tavla, Java, yesterday. The Tetartos had no contraband of war on board. Berlin, June announcement of the sinking In the China. Sea of the Ger- man steamer Tetartos by the Russian auxiliary cruiser Is printed promi- nently In the newspapers here this after- noon, but there is no disposition to press Russia for an immediate explanation. It Is expected that the foreign office, when the owners of the Tetartos lodge a com- plaint, will take a proper diplomatic ac- tion. SCHOLAR A W. H. of Columbia, S. C, Takes His Life. AshevlUe, N C., June H. Ver- ner, of Columbia, S C committed sui- cide at Morganton, N. C, about forty miles east of here, at 630 o'clock this evening. Young Verner was the winner of a Cecil Rhodes American ecbolarship at Oxford University, England Persian Rngfl at Anetlon. A valuable collection of Persian Rugs and Carpets, In all sizes, colors, and de- signs will be sold at Sloan's, 1407 G st to- day at 11 a. m and 3pm. Also Antique Mahogany Furniture, Ac. Special Bate, SS.o'O Every Saturday Washington Steamboat Co. UNEASINESS IN PARIS. Bourse Reflects Pessimistic View of Franco-German Relations. v Paris, June uneasiness pre- vails In official quarters here concerning the -Franco-German situation growing out of the Moroccan question and the con- tinued cabinet crisis resulting from M. ZTelcaose's retirement from the foreign of- fice Although tbe conferences between Premier Rouvler and Prince Radolin, the German Ambassador, continue, they have not yet brought tho satisfactory results that tho officials anticipated. The Bourse to-day showed marked sen- sitiveness concerning the ministerial un- certainty, rentes falling on heavy offers. KOYAL WEDDING AT WINDSOR. Princess Margaret Bride of Crown Prince Gvstavus Adolphus. Windsor, England, June the scene of many historic events, par- ticularly during the reign of the late Queen. Victoria, was In holiday attire, to- day for the wedding of Prlrtcess Margaret of eldest daughter of tfits Duke of Oennaught, to Prince GustaVus Adolchus, eldest son of Crown Prince Gustavus of Sweden, all the arrangements for which were made under the personal direction of. King Edward. The sbene in St George's Chapel, which was not decorated, with the exception of scattered flowers, was exceedingly bril- liant, being a blaze of uniforms and deco- rations, and ladles In full court dress with coronets or tiaras, and wearing many jewels The bride and bridegroom left Windsor for Cheshire. They will spend the first part of the honeymoon at Salghton Grange, the seat of Countess Grosvenor. afterward proceeding to Ireland. Christlanla, Norway, June are flying to-day from all the public and many, other buildings In   that of his eon, Henry yf. Hill, who was assistant to his The res- ignatlonk were sent to the mayor to take effecWtune 30, but they were accepted to take effect Immediately Chief Hill was the highest salaried oflkdal In the city, his compensation being a year Simultaneous with the acceptance of the resignations all work on the city's filtra- tion system was ordered stopped The office of Chief JH31I was placed In charge of Assistant Director of Public WorXs Hicks, and the city's offices at the nitration plant were put in charge of de- tectives, with instructions to permit no one to remove any records or other docu- jnents. While no official expression could be obtained as to the reasons for the res- ignation. It Is learned from a high author- ity that Mayor Weaver was not satisfied with affairs connected with the construc- tion of the filter plants. The filtration system has cost the city about and It will take upward of more to complete the work. McNichol firm has bad contracts for about three-uuarters of the work. "Repealers" Reported to Councils. Contrary to expectations, the meeting of city councils this afternoon was an entirely harmonious affair, with Mayor Weaver in undisputed control of the sit- uation The committee on street rail- ways decided to report favorably the Mils repealing the ordinances giving the Phila- delphia Rapid Transit Company the right to lay tracks on HO miles of street with- out compensation to the city, and when the "repealers" were presented In coun- cils they were, under the rules, laid over ,for printing A resolution adopted at the last meet- Ing of councils providing that the sum- mer iwess shall begin after to-day's meeting was reconsidered so that coun- cils can act on the trolley repealers at another meeting No date was fixed for the summer adjournment A reason given for the failure oif the Republican organization to fight the mayor on the trolley franchises Is that the traction company contemplates tak- ing the matter to the courts. Inquiry at President's Behest The United States Civil Service Com- mission, backed up by President Roose- velt, Is Investigating one phase of the lo- cal political situation, although 1C is de- nied that its Inquiry has anything to do with current events in the local political world. The commission Is Inquiring Into the case of Clarence Meeser, degfuty in- ternal revenue collector for this and Mrs. Elenora IPark, an employe of the United States (Mint. Meeser was accused of election frauds along with Samuel Salter, He a fugi- tive from Justice, trat returned, and was not convicted. (Mrs Park was a boarding- house keener, and testified at Sailer's trial that Salter was at her house during the time he was alleged to have committed the election fraud of whldh he was ac- cused Salter was acquitted. Subsequent- ly, both Meeser and 'Mrs. Park were given employment In tbe Federal service. Commissioners Alfred W. Keeley and Henry Green came here and to-day began an Inquiry as to whether Meeser and 'Mrs Park were fit to hold positions tn the government service The commis- sioners had with tnem a letter dated June T, which read as follows: Civil Commission. Washington, D. C Gentlemen: use this letter as authority for making; a thorough Investigation of the facta In the case ot Clarence Meeser and Elenora Park, and have an exhaustive report made to me thereon THEODORE ROOSEVBLT The commissioners examined Meeser, Internal 'Revenue Collector McCoach, and Su.pt. Landls, of the mint. Later the commissioners returned to Washington. Commissioner Keeley Is quoted as say- Ing: '1 should like to have it clearly un- derstood that the president has no desire or Intention to take a hand in the mix-up in Philadelphia politics, only so far as to keep the Federal service free from Cumberland, S1.3S Berkeley Springs, S1.OO Harpcra Ferry and and Return. Leave Baltimore and Ohio R. R. station 8.06 a. m., June IS. Beautiful scenery en route. BDEX TO TO-DAY'S ISSUE. PART ONE. Envoys to Meet Here Confederates Urge Fair Histories. Philadelphia's Official Corruption. Beldame Wine Suburban. Training Graduates. Welcome to German Athletes. New Court Rules Promulgated. Labor Scandal. Probing. Departmental Bureaus. Diplomas Awarded. Other Commencement BxercisesL Bankers in Session. Gov. Dawson to Graduates. Comment. King Alfonso's Dally Life. Talks with. Hote! Guests. and Personal Chat Results and Entries. Dragnet at Alexandria. Lose to Cleveland. Baseball Games and Gossip on Avenue. PART TWO. on Public Topics. Bcope of the Smoke Law. President Disappoints Georgetown. Crawford Case Nearlng the End. in Market. t Wall Street Gossip. IS-jPuneral of Gen. Balrd. The Legal Record. ATTACKS PORT MONROE. Admiral Employs Practically His Whole Fleet. Fort Mgproe, Va., June attack In force -was made, on Fort Monroe to- night by Admiral DlcWnfl1 fleet Prac- tically the entire fighting strength of his fleet was employed His battle formation, was the same as tbat at OPorts Washington and Boat, the torpedo-boat destroyers in the lead, the monitors next, then the Texas, cruisers, and gunboats. The general action began shortly aftez ll o'clock, and at once assumed a close- range contest, which contained an that -could be desired of the spectacular and picturesque. RYAN IS THE SOLE OWNER Paid Hyde for 502 Shares of Equitable Stock. Trust Agreement Executed Between Ryan and Trustees, of Wtom Cleveland Is Chairman, fJew York, Juna Cleveland, Justice Morgan J O'Brien, of State -Supreme Court, and George Westing- of Plttsfcnrs, trustees of the Equi- table Life Assurance stock formerly own- ed by James H Hyde< met at the Hotel Buckingham In this city to-day. At the afternoon session, after a conference with Ellhu Root and Paul Cravath, Thomas F. Ryan was sent for, and a trust agreement was executed. Mr Cleveland was elected chairman, and George F. Parker, secre- tary. At the conclusion of the meeting to- night, the trust agreement, with a letter from Mr Ryan to the trustees, and an appeal from Mr Cleveland to the policy holders, were made public Mr Ryan's letter announces his Individ- ual ownership of the 502 shares of stock, for which he paid J2.500.000 The agreement between Mr 'Ryan and the trustees practically outlined the authority at the trustees in voting the stock, and gives them full control over the 602 shares they represent The agree- ment recites that whereas the directors have adopted a plan for the mctuallzatlon of the society by amending the society's charter, that of the fifty-two directors of the society, twenty-eight should be elected by the policy holders and twenty- four by the stockholders Mr. Ryan agrees that the existing certificates for the 602 shares of stock shall be canceled, and certificates therefor shall be issued to the trustees according to the terms of the agreement. HOW VENEZUELA WILL PAY. Terms of Contract with Representatives of the Foreign Bondholders. London. June general meeting of the holders of Venezuelan bonds has hebn called for July XL, to ratify the contract for the settlement of the outstanding obli- gations of Venezuela signed June 7 by the representatives of Venezuela and Of the discontogeselisehaft, representing the German bondholders, and the council of foreign bondholders, representing the British bondholders. The contract provides for the issue of 3 per cent, bonds to the amount of 926 bolivars, gold, redeemable within for- ty-seven years The Issue win be guaran- teed by the Irrevocable, preferential as- signment of 25 per cent, of the ordinary customs duties, but pending the payment of the liabilities to pay which 3D per cent of the customs receipts of La Gualra and Puerto Cabello are assigned under the protocols signed at Washington February 13, 1903, there will be assigned to the new temporary substitution of this guarantee of 25 per cent, of the ordinary per cent of the customs of air the other ports of Venezuela, This Issue will forever be exempt from all Venezuelan Imposts, govern- ment of Venezuela Is precluded from con- tracting any loan abroad unless it applies the product thereof to the repayment of the present Issue. The contract provides that payments for the service of the debt shall be made to the German and British Ministers to Venezuela for transmission to the dls- contogesellschaft and council of foreign bondholders, respectively. So, apparently, the British objections to this clause have been overcome. FLAG-US AT MANCHESTER, ENG. Cook Dies on Board Vessel from Buenos Ayres. Manchester, England, June fatal case of plague Is reported here by the local government hoard, the victim being a cook on board a vessel from Buenos Ayres, which arrived at Middlesboro June 8. The ship came by .way of Hamburg-, where dead rats were found on hoard, and the vessel was disinfected On ar- riving at Middlesboro the captain reported all well on board. The cook's illness did not develop until June 9. after he had left Middlesboro for Manchester, where he died June 12: The official announcement says that every precaution has been taken to pre- vent the spread of the plague Baltimore and Ketarn, Baltimore and Ohio B. B., Every Saturday and Sunday 51.25. AH trains both ways, both days except Royal Limited. Hourly service week BELDAME IS Crowned by Her Victory in the Suburban Handicap. DELHI FINISHES IN RUCK Proper Captures die Place and First Mason Is THird. Classic Brest of One Mile and Qnar- ter, "Worth Is Won by August Belmont's Hare, the Second Hare to Score a Victory in tbe Twenty-two Times the Sace Has Been the Favorite, Comes in Sixth. Special to "Wubtngtm Pact. New York, June peerless Bel- dame, one of the greatest race mares that ever stood on plates, carrying the colon of August Belmont, won the taXOOO Sub- urban Handicap, one mile and a quarter, at Sheepsbead Bay this afternoon, after a spectacular race, in which the was covered in the fast time of A length and a half behind this famous daughter of Donna came W B. Jennings' five-year-old Proper, by H, with C E, Howe's five-year-old First Mason, by First Manola. Mason, taking third money five lengths away. This was the twenty-second time the race has been run, and Beldame was the second mare to capture the classic. Back In the ruck, after leading for a mile, James A Keene'e Delhi, the winner of the Brooklyn Handicap and a favorite, struggled home a very tired horse Delhi and Beldame, both four-year-olds, car- ried equal scale weight and gave nineteen pounds to Proper, ten to First Mason, and chunks of weight to all of the others. Beldame was sent to the post fit to run for her life. Trainer Fred Buriew had her keyed up to concert pitch, aad said before the race that If the mare did not win there would be no use to keep her in training further With victory within her grasp and a Suburban added to her long list of laurels, Beldame, barring one or two future engagements, including the Saratoga Cup, will be raced In a moderate way prior to her retirement to the stud, where Mr. Belmont said to-day that she would 
                            

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