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03i UAELT uMKOS SUSDA.1~ AT "mN STAN DUI~xw1N ~m ~ 11fbami hi Avvm@ Car. U& BL, by lb wY.Uwmm on .kmuftv= 0=~ .i~ in~~~b Ode 9". acoUit at 10 e eaft-fty~~ wet.-~m at. $1sha par~. 18,818 be WAHIM~oq in 0.,a -PEPY 5 -SIXTEEN PAGES. TOOXS b 63te N~ 18818.. WAa Daw amj amplmtam.S TO GO IN TOMORROW To Send the New Hawaiian Treaty to the Senate. Understanding Reached at the Cabinet Meeting. COURSE OF PROCEDURE It Is understood to be the President's intenton to send the Hawaiian annexation treaty with a message to Congress tomorrow. The understanding of the Senate Is that this decision was definitely reached at the cabinet meeting today, where the subject was ftlly discussed. The suggestion has been made- that - the President 'migh, delay the message until both houses are In seBaien. Thursday, but this does not correspond to the information directly reCelvod, which Is that It will surely come in tomorrow. The suggested course of procedure when the annexation treaty is sent to the Senate is that it should be made public, in order that the Proposition to restore the House provision in the tariff bill may be accomplished with the understanding that the treaty of annexation will possibly be in effect before a year's notice of abrogation could be given. One reason given for making the treaty public would be that It could be discussed in connection with the Hawaiian provision In the bill. It is not believed that there will be any attempt to secure immediate action on the treaty, and possibly It migh not be considered at this special session. Power of Senate to Aet Alone. Some question has arisen as to whether the Senate alone was competent to act upon a treaty which acquired territory, end if the House would not be called upon to concur, but the precedents are that the treaty-making powers-the President and Senate-can act, and the only manner In which the House would be considered would be In case an appropriation was necessary to carry the treaty into effect. No Penstm for the Former Queen. The one point of Importance in which the annexation treaty differs from the convention negotiated by Secretary Foster in President Harrison's administration is in the omission of any provision for ex-Queen Limi'okhlanl and the Princess Kalulani. In the Or~ginal treaty it was provided that the government of the United States should paY the ex-queen the sum of $20,000 cash and the same amount of money each year during the remainder of her natural life, provided she, In good faith, submitted to the government of the United States and the local government of the islands. The Princess Kalulnin being the next in line Ot royal blood, was to receive a cash payment of $150,000, under a similar proviso, as in the case of the ex-queen. issssiwrattom of Coomes. It is understood that any objection that might have been expected to the annexation of the Islands based on the large proportion of coolies In the population, has teen forestalled by an article not only prohibiting the further Immigration of such laborers to the Hawaian Islands, but also prohibiting the coming of any of the Chinese from the islands to other parts of- the United States. PRESEDENT SENDS REGRETSg. Unable tp Attend the Gold Mining o-aventien at Denver. DENVE, June 1.-The managers of the international gold mining convention have received a letter from Private Secretary Porter conveying the regrets of President McKinley at his inability to be present at the convention. A large corps of government geologists and meteorologists will be present. The Japanese legation at Washington has been notified that a delegation from that country will be present. Letters have been received from the state authorities of South Carolina and Georgia aking for sioee for the display of ores from those states. Plenty of space will be assigned to all such displays, Thus far the governors of eleven states have appointed delegates-at-large. They are Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, West Virginia, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, Nebraska, Texas and California, From twenty states delegates have been appointed by mayors and various mining and commercial associations. Secretary Mahone estimates the attenance of accredited delegates at not less than 1,000. L. 5. DAYVI DmADAuther of Low PreMhttng Germany Press Drafttag Amseteam Citisens. SANTA CRUZ, Cal., June 35.-L.. S. Davies Is dead, aged seventy-five years. Before esming here ten years ago he was promitnent in Waterbury, Con., serving-as mayor and probate judge. He studied law In Win. N. Seward's o08lce and called the attention of the latter, who was then Secretary of State, to the faft that German eittsens In this country were held lial for miitaery duty in Germany. At Seward's sugetion the deceased prepared a measure, whtch became a law, which prohibited Germany froan drafting German eitse of America Into the army. A brother et the eaed a e smo Thmes, F. Dlavies of Meethignn. NemiY eiNu Tme WOEDEDmm Plrg Depet of the Dwstth Le3 at m.w.&n Ua.gesatnd. YRYaDna, De--an=ala June sIL...he statemseat tress Mahoing-, to the e9sst that the npeee ese there same been attacked 6y'300 nativem and that six pes. m-e had beems Min, Men est to hase hesn tncereet. O0l ms waspr o oesess, bearever. have stee se the -en of the mesaitaee nea-- t eiBVenae RETURN OF THE PRESIDENT Th TiP T130gh the suth mtly - qeu* by AM. Saesltaetery Cemesuasen -of the V=pisa==t Imement at Dhtmese-MEag. ai*eamt View Pram the Meutam=. The 'outhern trip of President Mcxinley and his Invited guests was completed at 7:30 o'clock this iporning, when the apecial train over the Southern railroad rolled Into the city. The entire party returned in good health, although for several days threatened with illness owing to thlIntense heat which prevailed from Jiday to the time of the arrival of the narty yesterday at Asheville. N. C. Both President and Mrs. McKinley enjoyed the triD Immensely and expressed the deepest admiration for the hospitality they had received at every point. Many portions of the country through which the party went had never before been visited bythe President and he found It new and Interesting. At every point in the south the President -was hailed with the respect due his 0fce and with as much enthusiasm as If he had been a democrat of the full-fiedged southern type. The popularity of the President throughout the country was never more fully illustrated than on - this trip. Everywhere, among democrats of the most' rabid type, It was acknowledgad that not since tK days of Lincoln has there been a more thoroughly people's tnan 1h the executive ohair. Mrs. cKnley shared the honors extended her husband, and by the women of the south was sooken of as the Ideal of the sweet, intelligent and homelike woman. Her kindly faee and graceful manners made her sought after more than her health would consistently permit, but she did not give a thought to this and gave herself over to friends wherever she atopped. . The Bitmere ftme net. The leading incident of the journey was that over the trip to the Biltmore estate near Asheville, mentioned in yesterday's Star. The program from the time the presidential train left here was that the Biltmore estate, one of- the most magnilcent In the world, should be visited, by the party, the arrangements having been made by the committee of Asheville citizens In. charge of the matter. Neither President McKinley nor Secretary Porter supposed for a moment that an Invitation had not come from the managers of. the Bilt re estate. When the party arrived at Asheville yesterday and Secretary Porter was informed of the peculiar order of Edward J. Harding, forbidding any but a few of the immediate friends of the President to accompany him to the Biltmore estate, he was naturally incensed. He did not wait to speak to the President about the matter, but promptly informed Mr. 'HardAng by telephone, that, knowing the President as he did, he was satisned that the President would not put his foot on the Blitmore estate unless the entire party with him, as well as the local committee of Asheville, accompanied him on the drive. Mr. Porter was respectful, but firm, in his talk to Mr. Harding and left him at the telephone with the purpose of not again bothering him. Upon being informed of Mr. Perter's etion, the President commended him warmly and instructed him that if he again spoke to Mr. Harding to Inform him that he, the President, would not -innlt -his -nvited guests by going to Biltmore without them, ard furthermore, that he had not sought an invitation himself to visit the esta&, Late in the afternoon Mr. Harding telephoned to the Battery Park Hotel to Mr. Porter. again making further- Inquiries about the party and attempting to hedge upon his performance of a few hours before. Mr. Porter then repeated the instruetions he had from the President. Us told Mr. Harding that the newspaper men.on the trip were not the riff-raff of the newspaper world, but men of ability and brains and the personal friends of the Prisident. Mr. Harding. as stated in yesterday.s Star, immediately said tha. under 'those circumstances -he would- be V9sy giVAs to have the entire party visit.the estate and mransion. This statemept Jal .Mr. Rarding did not satisfy many members .of the party and their advice was for cutting Biltmore entirely. The President, bowever, looked at the matter more calmly. He knows Mr. Vanderbilt and sd that he was satisfed that if the part$ did not'visit the place the owner would be mortifed. He thereupon requested that the newspaper men and the local committee woNuL accompany him. The entire party was driven from the Battery Park Hotel to Biltmore and enjoyed the sights far more than they had expected. The train was, taken at 5 o'clock in the afternoon for Washington and arrived here on schedule-time. - The entertainment given the entire party at Asheville was highly satisfactory. The party was placed at the Battery Park Hotel, and each member was looked after by local committeemen, while Maj. E. P. MdKissick, the proprietor of the hotel, took charge of the President himsef beinga warm personal friend of the latter. The Trip Pream NashvjIfe. -' From the departure- of the train from Nashville the party was in charge of COL S. L. Brown, agent of the passenger departnent of the Southern railway. At Chattanooga he was joined by J. 1t'Brett, superintendent of transportation of the entire Southern system, and one of the best-known railroad men in the ceauiry. They personally looked after the management of the train, and there was not a hitch anywhere. Coming down the mountain thin *ida'of Asheville President and Mrs. Mcwinley witnessed one of the greatest scenic treats of the trip. The railroad, to .reach, at one place, an air line of three-quarter, of a mile, traveled around the mountain a distance of fourteen miles. Looking above and below on every side the track can be semi, Superintendent Main of the Pullman comapany accomnpaniaa the party Irg Wasig ton to Nashville and return. The President took no stoek in politida while away, talngs with only one or -two intimate friends. The only thing said-.to have -been mentioned on the trip in these talks was the Spanish. missian, in' wIik~ something wiD be done withsin a few days. aINDOxUto =Y TUE PaUSsereUa. NMepiral. am esimdApi.e District C~sarities, Senator Ga"'iTgr et New Nrampshtwo presented a memorial to the genate today' setting forth that ''he preabytury of Washington sity takes plesur atti timae in indorsing the resent asties of Corngross, that 'amn and after the aSilaet June, 3W?, ne mo==e= appiste for charitable purposes in the District at Columba shall be pai to any shareb or vsliglous dienmmminatioa er saiey Wih gp under sectarian er aemlestamjsma diaw and urges upon the enmmbn of eon, churches such srmpathy iig:it& Iegget and such watchful a .on..at m shall secure Its just and etW.iment." The memomeal is atised by oe Bittiseer. -MU uin~a.iinto the-b gwe-s at the FIRE AT ELLIS ISLAND Althe Immig0antBa!dings Complatply 8wept Away. OM ELY 10 ME ERB INT The Lou on the Buikirngs is EBtimated at $800 ,000. VALUABLE RECORDS BURNED NEW YORN, June 15. -Ellis Island today Is a mass of black, smouldering ruins.- All the huge buildings which since 182 have housed hundreds of thousands of immtgrants. were during the night demolished In a conflagration which constituted one of the most brilliant spectacles ever seen In New York harbor, and which threatened the lives of 200 Immigrants who were on the Island. As far as can be learned there was no los of life. The exact amount of damage has not yet been ascertained, but Is said that the loss on buildings ount' to something like 880,000, w hundreds of volumes of valuable records ve been destroyed. The Arst steps -taken today the migration - authorities were to' definitely, If possible, whether any of the persons who were on the Island last night had been caught In the games. There were no records left by which the temporary inhabitants could be accounted for, so the Immigrants were divided up into groupA according to the ships they came In. Then they were submitted to close questioning. They were asked whether they missed any of their fellow passengers. It was a chatterIng, noisy crowd, and little Italian children threaded their way between the eager men and women in search of playmates. At last everybody seemed satisfied that all his or her shipmates were safe and sound on land, and the authorities came to the conclusion that in some wonderful way the fire which ate up the buildings on Ellis Island as if they were match wood had been without fatal result. No Telephone ,Comamuteatio. The absence of telephone communication with the'islan& and the more or les confused statements of the persons who were hurried from the licking fames that threatened to leave them no safety, but In the waterp-of the bay, make it-difileultto ascertain the exact cause, extent and-detalls of the fire. The thousands. of people who stood. on shore. throUghout the night and watched the lmmterant buildings burn themselves ottt' had a better Idea of the actual happeningi than those on- the Islando themselves.- It was a wonderful sight. Well out In the jenter of. the harbo: was a livid mass of tdme that 'shot ~ *ard and outward and only seemed to -an new life when the roofs fell Inward tolithe tsiart:st the fire below. The shores of New Jergey, StatenrIlkd and the docks on the river Vere aglow with the-relected light. On the Odges of Me, Island where the flames had not reached there looked t0 be hundreds of little dark dots, like black ants scurrying to safety. Then *rom out of the dark water In the distance countless tugs steamed into the good of light, and soon'the Island mlas sirounded with craft of all kinds. Night Watchman MbristIans"e ,telfLthe story o the fire very graphielly: Watehman 'a haistiaape'sl Story. "I did not know anything about It," 1e says, "until- I- fohnd myself in a cloud of smoke. I rusheo to -the - aorthwest and. where the flames seemed to come from, and shouted: "FireI" Six men siep there, and they only just got out. Then sesmebody rung the alarma whieh conmmunicate witj al the departments. The Immigrants seemed dased, and we had to almost force them out. Then some of them ran beek 'or some bit of trinket or bundle- of clotihes. We thought we'd- lost- fifteen Italians for certain. Their friends stood around in the blistering heat- and prayed and cursed and swore that their fellow countrymen were being burned to death. "9e*rral people made a dash into the main buildidg in search of them, - but it was useless. Then, when weA given up hope, we found the ffteen Italians huddled together at the far end of the island. "It was a few minutes before 1 o'clock when the Sfre started In one of the towers In the main building. Everybody but us watchmen was asleep. How they all got oat, goodness only knows. The fire boats and police poured water-on the blase for an they were worth, but for all the good it did it might have been oil. If it was a wonder that the immigrants in the main building got out, it was still more of a wonder that the sixty-odd patients in the hospital were saved. The nurses and doctors worked as -cool and calm as any trained Aremen. Some of the sick shrieked and shouted. But the nurses didn't mind. They hauled them out on stretchers and laid them down where they wouldn't get scorched by the heat. They looked mighty ghastly." C-mmssti.er geaner Takes Charge. Dr. Joseph H. Senner, the United States of.-mmiloner of immigration, went ever to 1llis Island soon after the fire started, ind personally superintended the work of carhng for the Immigrants, who lost all their baggege, with the exception of the few.bundles they had carried in their bands. The charity organization is working hard to provide -them with necessary clothes. The buildings entirely destroyed were the main building, 750 by 25|0 feet; the detention pen, the restaurant, the- laundry, the morgue, the record building, the - storage house and the -disinfecting plant, which ontmined cassiv ma--hm-se and- which was not quite completed, F. J..-eufly, who has the oney excange prlilaege oes the islma says he has lost Si6,08 in cuarrency. Dr. Joseph F. White, wlte had charge of ths -mdica 'departsment en the-ain, was awakened just in tims to get his wife ad four ehildress out in safety. Hie os was Dr. White said that -there were twenty men, twenty wesmen saawctw ehidren in the hospital lest night. Teonly very serious cases were these of a young woman sufing fromn typhoid Sever, and a boy who is digfronm an inourable disease. All the patients were take. to hogpitas in eity early in the smarmin, ad are e~to be nome this worse for their Ds>. Beaue meseLt Acting Secretary 3nepan kna rgeggved the faliowing telegrapi repest ft the ars en Ellis Island frgmn Sp ~n, theiimistrtedo e esinem i~on it - fr eamar eadm rto b~ the ua thdem and steam . lMWan water reserpTh ar ofs - p"r to -16 th* unto tl te WiIV1LIS5ZiEof selsed goodfppoation. is busilness. "Please order- immedite removal by cuE: toms authoritis of-4pide geis stored In the barge oflice sa and hae this anneS turned ever ta m. n.no.Mn In order to start witlout reitting same for poses. Abti0i'y wire is reGDOee ly requested.Depairtment geA Eiri6etfteas. After consultatlon with Sesetary Gge the acting seery sent telegraphic instruotions for the wee of the, barge office annex A a temp*rg. *.lnnikiation station in accordance wito Ahq geconamendations of Commiasne Se . Acting Secretary Spaulding said to a* j lePorter- that the department will noiAbe- te trect new buildings on Illls sland unlos" Congiess itakes appropriatlq tdk tA e ine, and that in .their aboaaeb't naeadgrstion service will be administ~emhglt-IMculty. A Great LoNs. the W(s'tee. The destruct9n of t W Immigration tion on Mille iland. *a& A serious loss the service. proverpent had. j ei officials - it.. as e Sest plant an esience. er GeUesal 1aft for Now York at noon di c.e transfer of what is left of th t lto the barge offiee, -whre tempr q will be secured. A stant Amry weli wi go to New York tl tising to consult customs offetals as -to new quarters for the present occupania ot-the barge ofMice, and it. Is expected ~t there will be no great dflculty in afetetfUg a- change that will be reasonably s.afaotory to all until more permanent ofvangements can be made. Ellis Island Is regar4e by the o00cials as the best and ats available site for an Immigrant statidon IN the vicinity ot New York, afid Assiftant -ecretary Spaulding expressed the today that Congress would be req .to onake'an Appropriation of at 1 000 to rebuild the plant. Several eld buildings were wood, and It in ded to replace them by pract roqf structures of brick or stone. Z ! tion blireau now has to its e S 225,000. which has accumulated -*& 'ead tax on inmigrants, but it -is whether the department would toethis fund being used for the p rbuilding. As soon as 'Gecentary Howell and Commissioner retrn to Washington a scheme ot I the station will be- prepared e4 pesented to Cogress 'for its action. , NO PRAYERS FR VICTORIA KANSA" do" flu . t-iff , &9] . ertinghimself tion in honor of QWeon has organized e mond- Jebile Atn merous subjeets and sA Jets of Great Britain, and tUVLg ati a cobeeted a substantial I fund to be distributed on jubilee Oher features rof the celebration, as *004. will be th offering of prayers fir. tas queen in sme. of the local churches 'W a big aublAo,meeting at FairmountP1IL It was desired to-seqWe the partiipaUon of the Catholie rr these exercises, and with this .nd. In %wtonsul Burrough and Rev. 'W. P. Gae of Westminster Presbyterian -Chrotpalled upon Bishop llogan anl his eoad3ularis Bishop Glennon, to' request their paer tpition. Moreover, when this request ' isde the Catholic clergylen tree' to'understand-that $500 of the memorial fund would be given to the'lOcAl hospital. - But the plan fell The bishops declined to attend I s meeting and they declined 1o o rfs, for England's queen In rche. Bishop$ Glennon said to his wers: "I shall order no prayers for d's queen in our-churches. More a if Uecessary, expressly prohibit em In all churches in this dioc "Or people have no occasion to InvokE apepial blessings on Queen Victoria. As ~xo orn, we admire her; as a q ee% wf-.ve 1.o prayers to offer for her. ROlONG 4 D BEBRSOP. Ismposing Ceremouies d Conneetion With Bisho.p Jea.als.' FameraL NEW 'ORLMAND, 15a.i.June :l.-rom early morning throub %we poured into St. Mary's Churdh, veo'the remains of ArQ#bi~bshop Janan lyiggin state. Every class In the Asapunity. is represented. This morning at 8 O'cl a solem high mass was celebrated in honor of the dead prelate, ith Bishop Van 'e Vyver of Rich, mond ofiltating.- Nta b a will participate in the pageaiut i~. and the funeral services tonro,~Tljar: MeQuald of Rochester, Galgm fGleton* Forest of San .Atonio,~ of Laredo, Fitsgerald of ILittle Hok eslin of Natcheatjunne nf.Daiw ~~oeey ptf Louisville and Van -De Vygeof Richmond. The. mortuary s1oiin tatrtng at 4 o'clock this evening,-~ ibrisce religious, clviO and military fegas and -aili pursue . r'oundabout ain Mos St. Mary's Charehi to the catheIa igh - has been alanddy unl--pel ofilogrs W81 tajIW t demontrhewtt - @at -ad todw wlen rethe hmsiisarfghs PRESS CENSORSHIP Howth BluePuowilis Ued bySGpnish Oficalse OIYC M MM 00 oQUT The System by Which Havana is Kept in Ignorance, WEYLER THE CHEF EDITOR IMe ninety miles from Key West acoss the gulf to Havana. This Is the measur'able distance. But once in Havana one .Seems thousands of miles away from the news of the world or of such news as bears on the existing war. The etange In surrundings is made so quickly that It Is hard to realise the difference, but after you have waited four days for Information the re&li.nation In vivid enough. 'When stirring events are recorded In the United States It seems strange at times that no echo is heard from Havana. The reason is simple. Havana and Cuba are*'under martial law. be-sequence of that mntial law is a .ensorship of dispatches, newspapers and even private correspondence as complete as ever existed. People who have been under Spanish rule are accustomed to iepression. Where an American frets and fumes they take it quietly and philosophically. If there is a paucity of news they wait in patience. The censorship is Under gren. Weyler's inunddiate direction. When he is in the field, as was the case during Mr. Calhoun's stay in Havana, the palace oflicials would not dare permit any important Information to become public without first submitting It to the savage .oldler, who has his og notions of what should be fed the publicn the way of news. So they were In the habit of telegraphing to him at Santa Clara, Placetas,'erwherever he happened to be, a summary of the Information which they were holding under cover. Sometimes after three or four days an answer would come graciously permitting the publication. Oftener no attention would.be paid to the intelligence forwarded him, and the palace oficials would not give It publicity. The control of the telegraph and cable being an Inherent right of sovereignty, probably- the action of the Spanish government In Havana during a state of war is not open to question. But. the lack of discretion with which that right Km exercised Is freqeentiroftgreat inconvesnce. There might beasight of great importance betweMI the Spanish troops and the Insurgente, the.news of which reached Havana BatWday Aftetiloon. If tLhe troops were iwll* dip -s will Sometimes happen, the AoMlys 4"A'that not a word of the news wouWIteach the United States tInthe foing ag. rebgai. Tbe op gogney way of Key West, tie dispatches having t:syenthe for 14nmqs~~Y the m~bW~im achhnel, titr u li ndergroe4 "Wzisel Is only open twice a week, that is as often as Important news &uverse to Spain can be sent out from Bavana. There might be a bare possibility of a cable which would give the news being tr#gemitted, but the chances would always be against it. *very cablegram directed ;o a newspaper In the' United States or Europe niust irst be submitted to the censor at the palace. If it relates to political news the political censor passes on It. If it has anything about military operations the military censor determines whether it shall pass. If the dispatch is to an American newspaper It must be submitted in both Spanish and English. Then if there is nothing in it which is.considered hostile. It is stamped. the Initfals of the censor kiven it, and it may be transmitted. Private telegrams are subject to the same scrutiny, though ostensibly they do not need to be submitted to the censors in advance if they relate oly to private afatuA. But the government is suspicious, and not a cablegram goes out of Havana or reaches the city that is not first passed under its inspection. No Watr News but Speauke Vieteries. A certain degree of liberality is exhibited in passing on war news which is favorable to Spain. If the Insurgents have blown up a train with dynamite and killed a few soldiers that may be transmitted because Glen. Weyler wants the outside world to kl*w the inhuman methods employed by the insurgent. But an account of the burning of bohlos or palm huts, of the deitruction of insurgent hospitals and killing of the wounded irmates by the Spanibh troops, is not permitted, though it may be published in the Havana papers. The explanation given me was that the Amercan public did not understand these things. Gen- Ah""aa. who is supreme at the L~alace in Weyler's absence, used' to complain bitterly of the discriminamion of the newspaper correspopdents agaist Spain in sending out war news.' The Marquis Palmeroas, nowr governor of the priovince of Havana, who was formerly press censor-, ba the samte complaint. So they abut Iown cn all war news except the reports et Sparnish victories. A string of these can be sent out at any time, and the palace oflelais do not unadsrstand why American newspapers are net willngr to pay cable tells on news for the reliability of which thy themselves weuch. The Hlavana Vwar. It snay be gienea that with so strict "a murveiance kept on what gee est of Ha'ana, nothing .Ks pertitted to es mnte it writhout an egually eis( watch a. Wfavana 'aewspmsee are at ar disadeantage Kmpewred with thir octmest- the stts. Anweaig wich Isget is sa..Aor. loa japet Ks sg eftiatinen hat te livi jourali a erg asse stesase, weeideh e i& hg t temp he *d . asreeres asha rabt anab p maa lof lass -o te m er ie HIS DISCHAIGE ADVISED IUPulse to UvergvhdyV-V1ew aMk. bW' the Ome==P .eessg Thie The testimony taken by the summary court-martial Convened last week for the purpose of hearing charges of Insubordinaion against Prof. Franceso FanciulI, the leader of the United States Marine Band, was finally transcribed by Recorder Theodore Lowe yesterday evening. and, together with the findnng of the court-martial, was submitted to Capt. Frank H. Harrington. commandant et the marine barracks, upon whom anthority the court was convened. The sentence of the courtmartial Imposed upon Prof. Fanciulli Is discharge frm the service. The court. which was. composed of Capt. M. C. Goodrell, Capt. Denny and Lieut. Kar-nany, was unanimous t1 Its decision to recommend the discharge of the Marine Band lader. *The findings have not been am-ally promulgated aw yet. but the above statement is authoritative. It is understood at the barradhs that, while the specific action of Prof. Fanciulli on May 31, when he declined-to concede to Lieut. Draper the authority Claimed by the latter of seleeting the charheter of music to be played Juring the parade, might not have been regarded as suffetent for the Imoosition of such a severe sentenee, the vital question at Issue was the broad one afeneing the matter of discipline in the service of the United States, whether In the army or in the navy. The sentence of discharge from the servIce was therefore decided upon in order that it might prove as a lesson to subordinates in their ture relations with superior oficers. There will be general and widespread regret and Indignation at the decision of the court. because Prof. Fancuilli has been widely admired for his ability as a musician, his character as a gentleman and his excellence as the leader of the national band. This feeling will not be confined to the members of the band, but will be shared by the general public, with whom Leader Fanciulli has become deservedly popular. It Is generally hoped that the decision of the court will be disapproved. The findings of the court were approved by Capt. Frank H. Harrington. commandent of the marine barracks, and also by Col. Heywood, commandant of the Marine Corps. and have been sent to the Seeretary of the Navy. "FOR TEE GOOD OF TE SERVICE." Io Going Behiad This es.. for Dismsa=sing a Clerk. Since the present administration was mahered -into office a number of removals have been made from the clasiied service. Ism any instances those who have been .rmoved have declared that they would appeal to the civil service ommission for reiustatement under the rules made by the President AnD the authority veed In hi by the deeil wetis law. -Secton ruWe 2 provides in the eecutive civil service nse any atteampt to r the 11iss= ot, or in any manner Change the omeial rank- or compensation of any other persoun themnl, bemause af his political or reigious opiiensa or affniations." When persons removed froh the amtled service have. appealed to the civil service commission ' for reinstatement on the ground-that their dismieal was because of their political opinions they have been told td give their-sease.. for that idea, and they have in all cases been forced to repig that they believed their removal to have been for political reasons, because It could be explained in -no other way. Eairy ip the admianstration, departments from which cleras in the easined -rvfce had been removed .have been called upon by the civil service commissIon to give reasons for the removal of certain amployes. In every instance the reply has been that the change was made -for the "good of the service," and that has invariably ended the "Investigation.r The civil service law and the rules promulgated under its authority are for the guidance of officials. but the civil service. commission has no authority to carry on any investigation to determine whether it is enforced or not so far as removals are concerned. It can only ask the offlicial under whom the removal was made for its cause, and must take his sterotyped reply-"for the good of the service." A secretary might think It for the "good of the service" to have a republican in the place of a democrat, a blue-eyed man in place of 'one -With black eyes, or a fat man rather than a thin one-so one can ask an explanation of the term used. It -has become .so well understood that the back door of the government service is Wide open. which was the original intention of civil service reformers, that those who are now removed. no longer regard a protest as worth while the umiking. But the fight for the good slaces so made vacant is narrowed down to men already in the elassified service and eligible to the promotioa, If they are not favored It must be a man certifie'by the civil service commission who is Known to no one. This condition has given rise to a politieal activity in the classified service never before known, Net long ago the kood places with big salaries when vacated were pry for politica work'era outside the ' vtl.Now they are thme coveted prints of men with poitical pull within the classifted service. PoEmanaDTAL IR Og OFFECEg, Ammeseemet et the amnua Reajustament ot Camges. 'Abtint ~Iestmster General Perry 3. ear=th has issued a atans=n t fthe tsarteenth annual readlust-a-t of ,sh.nges in etassifleation and salaries of presidential psct offices effective July 1, 11Sf. c'ha=ng=s are showp as fellows: ~.,l- In~.ss F~~'-'g81.e to 3.30s; Rackille, si1a3W to PSie, Har. de Grace, 11,4W0 to 11.1W: We=t-sl=st-, $.3ee to IeAW; Dmaig sm, 6.36i.t 81i~se Do*-s-- -aspos, Re to psse; essaPs, ~Saltsille ad West thr ba erth-clam, a-'to- - SHRIVER ON TRIAL a the ahnage r Ont..ny. 108111 (EE UIll1R CAN A Mm of Documents Introduced and Admitted as Evidenoa PROCEEDINGS IN DETAIL Mr. John S. Shriver, the Waingteopresentative of the New York Mai and EKpress, was today paced en trial belire Judge Bradley in Criminal Court No. 2. to answer the indictment returned against him July I, 1d6, eharging him with hawing refused to answer certals questions propounded tb him in fusie, UK, by Senator Gray sugar trust Inavetgatl= committee. Mr. Shriver is the fourth alleged contumaelous ougar trust witness to undergo the ordeal of a criminal triaL Mr. Eiveften R. Chapman, the irst one, having bee convicted, while President Henry 0. Havemeyer and Secretary and Treasurer John E. Searles of the American Sugar ReGfning Company the se-called sugar trust, wee acquitted by direction of the court (Judge Bradley). In May, 18K, Mr. Shriver wrote his paper an account of a conference said to have taken place in this city. at the Arlington Hotel, between repramentatives ot the sugar trust and members Wt the Senate committee having in charge the maaklng up of the sugar schedule of the Wilson tariff bil. When Mr. Sbriver was smEmoned before the Investigating emmttee, he was requested by the chairman of the committee, Senator Gray of Delaware. to give the name of the person from whom he received the information on wbi-h his artide wan based. DeeUmed to Aanswer. That he declined to do, upon advice Ot counsel, although he volunteered the statement that his Informant was a mem~aer Ct the House of Representatives. When the trial was called yesterday a week ago, a continuance was granted until today by Judge Bradley because of the unavoidable absence of Senator Ledge ot Maeachusetts, and Stenographer BoswelL two important witnesses for the government. The court room was well illed when the case was called today. Mr. Shriver, who arrived early this rmorning from the south with the presidential party, was represented by ax-Judge A. J. Dittenbeefer of New York ard Mr. Jere M. Wilson of this city. t government being represented by DS.trict Attorney Davis and Ass22tat District Attorney Baker. After Mr. Shriver had waithd the reading .of the Iadiettment. and had entered a pIes -o not guity, a jury was 411chir aseca ,both sides s#gnfyin tleif "i n utla with ~the Orsttww, encaed nfes:, IL ier. Chaims Teoomh, Lawrence Callan, Arthur B. Smith. Frank 3r) Mr. Daves Stausea cae., District Attorney Davis expained the case to the jury. reading the story wA1L by Mr. ShrIver. and which appeared SL the Mal and Express. Mr. 3fayl ai rend extracts from the pamteeilas he-11et the Senate committee during tbe e=a=ination of Mr. Sriver, in which It leeaarok that the witness stated. that is onerme heard of the alleged conferenae at the ArUngton Hotel from a wire manae-Wesnwir. occupied an adjoining room at the botel, and was said to have overheard the conference. Mr. Shriver. Mr. Davis claimed, peremptorily refused to answer the inquiry. an inquiry which wuld be shewn to be, remarked Mr. Davis. "a pertinent one and within the jurisdiction of the Senate to mahe." Defense Rmeeves ament.. Counsel for the defense reserved their opening, and then Mr. Davis introduced a great ness of documentary eviden3e, which wa admitted, subject to the objections ot the defense. This documentary evidence was a history of the Senate's Inquiry, and of all the piaters which led up to It, identical with that introduced in the Havemeyer and Seartes cases. Mr. Davis also Introduced certain documentary evidence to show that the Investigating committee reported to the deaate that Mr. Shriver was a aeesant witness, and thA thereupon. In conformity with the requ =ets of the law. the V13e President reported that fact to the district strney. whesupon the inditment follewed. 8essate Grey a Wknaese. Then, as the Smt witness for the go,ernment. Mr. Davis called Senator Gray of Delaware to the stand. Ue stated that he was chairman of the investiaing committee. and remembered that Mr. biver appeared before the committeeen a witness. When Mr. Davis aseked the meater as to the article written by Mr. Shriver. Mr. Ditemnnefer, In objecting to the dietrict attorney.e question, ..tlined the defense, He called atemaia to the fact that the article did not appear until two daps after the Investigatirg commitees was appointed, and for that reason, eumitteo Mr. Ditte..nefer, the article was not, could not have been, referred to by the Seate in adopting the resolution antheuleing the investigation and the appontment of the committee. Judge Bradley, however, aNowed the questica to be put, coummel fer the defense reserving an exception, and stnthag that they will iater in the tril pa their objection in another motin.e Se~nator Grog then wont en to say that Mr. Shriver was asked, after al-unng the anthersh~ ot the article, to dvivga the - ast bin itsesmat. Ha edi.ane lansuer, terther than to eay that his bokenat was a m ber et the Mese et RerenSaline ESeam a s , resng buma a pseds mesei et th =e Saa psames when emsal the es bas en esseanta, desieabsh g-en of -eame They -tese en the o that -* mnes of aS at he.Semi. usdS sh that -Mr. Meteer -se -E i het esme seah e, ie doena a BM S ess ba ~s8 -nvr -s a linase em

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