THE SUN, BALTIMORE, MONDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 14, 1898. BR. SHAW TO BE RETIRED The Collector May Be Asked To Kesign Or His Removal May Be Ordered. ?JR. STONE TO GET THE OFFICE Treasury Department May Act Within A Few Days. Dissatisfaction Expressed At The Manner In Which. The Collector Has Conducted His Office, And It Is Said Mr. Gajc Has Inclined A Willing Ear To Suggestions Of His Removal. Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun. Washington. Feb. 13. It Is generally believed that Collector Shave, of the port of Baltimore, Is to be asked to resign, or to be removed, and Mr. AVIIliam F. Stone appointed as his successor much earlier than had been anticipated. Although the collector has but little more than two months to serve until the completion of his four years terra, the vacation of his office fcas been decided upon. It Is represented that during the last three or four months Ir. Shaw's administration has not been satisfactory. He Is alleged to have neglected the work of his office more and more as the end of his term has drawn near, and the Treasury Department Is not satisfied with the manner In which the custom house has been run. Until within the last few months, it Is stated, the services of Dr. Shaw had not been of an unsatisfactory character. "When the investigation of the custom house was made by treasury officials, about a year ago, not very much reflection was cast xipon the collector, and the main criticism to which he was subjected was that he ought to have corrected the misconduct of several of his subordinates. There are caid to be no formal charges now against Dr. Shaw at the Treasury Department, but it is affirmed representations have teen made to Secretary Gage which have caused him. to incline a willing ear to suggestions of the collector's removal. It is stated that the removal of Dr. Shaw fcas been urged by Senator "Wellington and liepresentative Mel n tire, both of whom sre known to be very zealous In Mr. Stone's behalf. While Senator Gorman could not expect to defeat Mr. Stone's confirmation entirely, he could easily prevent action for two months or more, and in this event, while Dr. Shaw would bo out, Mr. Stone would not be In, and could not be benefited by the proposed change. Senator Gorman has Intimated at different times that he would pot oppose in the Senate the appointments the President might make in Maryland. This intimation, however, was given wheu It was generally understood that all the democratic office-holders in the State were to be permitted to serve out terms of four years each. Owing to the absence from the city of Senator Wellington, Senator-elect Mc-Comas, Secretary Gage aud Assistant Secretary Vanderlip. no definite information can be obtained as to when the proposed change in the custom house will take place, bnt it is said to be certain that it will be made and probably within the next week or ten days. Until now the heads of the different departments have observed the rule of permitting oince-hoiders in Maryland to complete the terms for which they were appointed. In the Postoflice Department Xto presidential postmasters have been removed and very few fourth-class postmasters. The Treasury Department has followed the same course, and although Surveyor Schley was removed for what Secretary Gage considered sufficient cause, Jt has been demonstrated that the removal was not for the purpose of appointing a repubilcan to the position, for the office Is still vacant. It has been said that Dr. Shaw would resign if requested. Should this be done, there, of course, would be no delay in confirming his successor. The point is whether, the Treasury Department would consider it best for the interests of the service to make a removal rather than permit a resignation. As to the course of Senator Gorman, there is a degree of uncertainty, for no one seems to know as yet whether he would make any fight for Dr. Shaw. It is asserted, whether truly or not la yet to be ascertained, that he has become entirely indifferent as to the fate of his office-holders. TREATY HAS RIGHT OF WAT The Hawaiian Annexation Project Will, Claim The Senate's Attention This "Week. Washington, Feb. 13. The Hawaiian annexation treaty will receive the greater share of the Senate's attention during the present week. The friends of the treaty have succeeded in securing the consent of Senators in charge of other measures that the treaty shall be given practically the right of way until the Senators who want to speak upon it can be heard and until a vote can be secured which will decide its fate. Speeches In support of the treaty will be made by Senators Gorman, Pettus, Money, Lodge and others. Senator Pettlgrew has not yet concluded his speech In opposition. The House will on Wednesday enter upon the consideration of the bankruptcy till, which the majority of the judiciary committee has reported as a substitute for the Nelson bill, passed by the Senate at the extra session last summer. Under the order made the bill Is to be debated on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday of this week and voted upon on Monday of next week at 4 o'clock. The substitute, which the minority contend is the old Torrey bill, Including both the voluntary and Involuntary features, will be opposed by the united democratic end populist opposition, but if there is no appreciable defection from the ranks of the majority, the measure will pass. The democrats and populists are both favorable to the passage of a voluntary bankruptcy bill, but have always vigorously opposed the Torrey and other bills having an Involuntary feature, claiming that its purpose is practically to create a law for the collection of debts. 3IURAT HALSTEAD TTANTS IT Slany Candidates For The Position Of Chief Of The Bureau Of American Republics. Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun. Washington, Feb. 13. A scramble has already begun for the position of chief of the bureau of American republics, vacated by the death of Mr. Smith. There were doubts as to the capability of Mr. Smith when he took possession, but they were speedily dissipated, and he turned out to be an excellent and efficient man. The place is an honorable one and pays $5,000 per annum. The applicants are numerous and hail from a dozen or more States. Naturally enough several are from Ohio, and as Mr. Smith was appointed from that State they seem to imagine that should give them a better chance. Mr. Murat Halstead, formerly proprietor of the Cincinnati Commercial, is said to have a very good chance for the appointment. Mr. Halstead of late years has spent more of his time in New York than Ohio, but still claims to be a citizen of the latter State. Admiral Sicard To Resume Command. Washington, Feb. 13. Admiral Sicard fcas telegraphed the Navy Department from Key "West that he will not avail himself of the leave of absence granted him in order that he might go to Tampa to recover from malarial fever, but that he would resume command of the North Atlantic squadron at once. Liseon, Feb. 13. The United States cruiser San Francisco and the United States gunboat Bancroft have arrived here and have joined the United States gunboat Helena. Kingston, Jamaica, Feb. 13. The United State cruiser Montgomery arrived yesterday evening at Port Antonio from Santiago de Cuba. She is coaling and is quarantined. An Officer To Escort Prince Albert. Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun. Washington, Feb. 13. An army officer will be detailed to accompany Prince Albert, the heir apparent to the throne of Belgium, n his proposed visit to this country. Minister Storer has suggested that Lieutenant Langhorne, first cavalry. Military attache at the American legation at Brussels, be selected for the duty, aud orders will be accordingly made out. Mr. Storer Bays the detail of Lieutenant Langhorne would be especially fitting.-as thii Prince is an officer of high rank In the Belgian service. Secretary Alger At Fort Monroe. Washington, Feb. 13. Secretary Alger left Washington for Fort Monroe yesterday on a special car attached to a regular train over the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad. He was accompanied by Mrs. and Miss Alger, Dr. Wood, an attendant and a nnrse. The Secretary expects to stay at Fjort Monroe about a week WASHINGTON SOCIAL ETENTS Two Receptions At The White House This Week, Thursday Night's Event Being Open To The Public. Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun. Washington, Feb. 13. The President and Mrs. McKlnley will hold their last card reception of the season on Wednes day night, to be followed by a public reception on Thursday night, to which no cards will be necessary. The great public, or as much of It as can be "sifted" in through the doors between the hours of 9 and 11 o'clock, will be admitted and received cordially by the President and Mrs McKinley, Sirs. Hobart and the ladles of the cabinet. Ex-President and Mrs. Cleveland used to make every effort to have the public reception equal to any other of the season, as far as the preparations were concerned. The finest of the floral treasures of the White House conservatories were in evidence and the musical programme was elaborate. The ladles were all there and in their finest gowns. Mrs. Cleveland, whose ambition was never to excite envy in any way, never wore her diamonds upon these occasions, or if she did, they were the least conspicuous and costly that she possessed. Usually she wore corals or similar gems. Mr. and Mrs. Boardman will give a dinner tomorrow night in honor of the Vice-President and Mrs. Hobart, after which the guests will attend the reception given by the German ambassador, which, it is said, will be the most brilliant event of the season. The are a number of other delightful affairs planned for St. Valentine's Day. Miss Texas Bates, daughter of Col. and Mrs. A. E. Bates, will be hostess at a valentine dance. Colonel Bates has recently been appointed military attache at the Court of St. James, but his family will remain at their home here until late in the season. Miss Bessie Stewart, daughter of Senator and Mrs. Stewart, will give a pink domino dance at Stewart Castle. The offi cers at Fort Myer will give a valentine dance, and there will be a luncheon and dinners dedicated to St. Valentine. The British Ambassador and Lady Pauncefote, Senator and Mrs. Hale and Senator and Mrs. Wolcott -will be among the dinner entertainers of the week. Mrs. George B. Williams and Mrs. De Witt Arnold gave a morning card party yesterday in compliment to Miss Rusk, daughter of the former Secretary of Agri culture, who Is the guest of Mrs. Kos Thompson. Thirty ladies were present. The prizes were won by Mrs. Eddy, Miss Vance and Miss Matthews, the guest or Mrs. Perry Heath. After the game lunch eon was served at small tables. The Postmaster-General and Mrs. Gary gave a dinner last night in honor of the four assistant Postmaster-Generals. The conmany Included Mrs. Perry Heath, Mr. and Mrs. Shallenberger, Mr. and Mrs. John A. Merritt, Mr. and Mrs. Bristow, General and .Mrs. Tyner, Dr. and Mrs. Hamim, Mr. Fitch, Miss Gary and Mr. and Mrs. Lacey, of Baltimore. Mr. and Mrs. Schneider entertained sev eral hundred guests last night at a reception at the Cairo in honor of the Chinese Minister and Mme. Wu. Mr. and Mrs. Schneider received the guests in the large ballroom, where the decorations were of American flags, with palms and quantities of pink roses gracefully grouped. Minister and Mme. Wu were clad in the most mag nificent of their oriental toilets. Jim-?. Wu's gown was of delicate pink, embroidered in gold. She wore her state headgear of black, studded with exquisite pearls and diamonds of large size and great bril liancy were conspicuous in her earrings and upon the bodice. Assisting Mr. and Mrs. bcnneiaer m en tertaining the company were Mrs. Martin, wife of Senator Martin, of irginia, Mrs. Xeunis S. Hamlin, Mrs. Thurston, Mrs. Pettisrew. Mrs. Heatwole, Mrs. Clifford Walton, Mrs. W. Lewis, Mrs. Frank Free man, Mrs. W. Moore, Mrs. . parser, Mrs. Grandin, Mrs. W. E. Schneider, Mrs. David McKnlght, Mrs. Hill, Mrs. t rea. Berger. Mrs. Bishop and Mrs. Park. The De Lome Incident has been the cmet topic of conversation in society during the past week. The De Lomes formerly occu- Dled a pleasant but smaii resilience uu Connecticut avenue, just above the mansion built bv ex-Senator Sawyer, now the home of the Postmaster-General and Mrs. Garv. Owing to the lack of room the family were unable to entertain very extensively while residing there. Since the first of the year tne spanisn legation, naa been located in an imposing brick resi dence, 1768 Massachusetts avenue, and the former minister and Mme. de Lome have entertained more frequently and more elaborately than ever before. A fortnlscht or so ago they were host ana hostess at a handsome dinner party in honor of the German ambassador. Dr. von Holleben, who arrived in this country in November. Last Thursday night there was to have been another such feast in honor of the French ambassador, M. Cam- bon. who came to Washington in January. A brilliant assemblage of guests had been asked to meet him. But the invitations were hastily recalled, and have also been recalled for another dinner to "have been given tomorrow night. Mme. Dnpuy de Lome feels the situation keenly. She has denied herself to even her most intimate circle of friends, but has asked them to come to see them before the departure of the family. Senor Dupuy de Lome is of a highly excitable temperament, and at the slightest provocation becomes completely unnerved. It is related by a diplomatic friend that he became an noyed at some question which recently arose and walked the floor all night. Early in the day they sent for his masseur, and it w-as some hours before his nerves were calmed sufficient to transact business. The De Lomes are the proud parents of two bright sons, whose interests are al ways carefully guarded by their mother. The chief amusement has been in driving about the city with their mother, to mar ket or other errands, and often when calling. Desirable Staff Appointmenrs. Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun. Washington, Feb. 13. lhere is much activity among army officers of the lower grades for a number of desirable staff ap pointments. The position of captain and quartermaster, a vacancy, created by the retirement recently of General Meeks, is still unfilled and the contest has apparently narrowed down to three officers, with the chances In favor of the selection of Lieut. M. G. Zallnski, second artillery, now stationed at Fort Adams, R. I. The officer who Is to be appointed major and assistant adjutant-general .is likely to be one of four officers, all of whom have about an equal chance of securing the billet. These are Capt. G. R. Cecil. Thir-billet. These are Capt. G. R. Cecil, thir teenth Infantry, on duty at Fort Columbus, N. Y-; Capt. H. L. Scott, seventh cavalry; Capt. C. H. Heyl, twenty-third Infantry, and Capt. George Andrews, twenty-first infantry. Tests Of The Synchronograph. Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun. Washington, Feb. 13. The War De partment, through Lieutenant Squier, has made a report to Postmaster-General Gary on the tests of the synchronograph on the telegraph lines of the British government. About a year ago electrical engineers made experiments in developing the synchrono graph, a new method of rapidly transmit ting Intelligence by the alternating cur rent, and Lieutenant Squier was permitted to make an exhaustive test over loops of various lengths at the general postoffice in London, where he was afforded every fa cility for the work. He pronounced the Invention an Improvement over all other de vices for the transmission of electrical waves over a given line at a given speed. It is expected that further tests will be made with the new instrument and that a supplemental report will be presented by Lieutenant Squier. Entitled To Retired Pay As Colonel. Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun. Washington, Feb. 13. An opinion has been given by the Court of Claims in the case of Commodore Remey, of the navy, committee for the late Colonel Remey, Judge-advocate-general of the navy. In which the question Involved was whether Colonel Remey, having been appointed judge-advocate-general under an act of 1SX0. was entitled to the retired pay as a colonel of the marine corps. The court holds that Remey 's rank as Judge-advocate-general and colonel was not an assimilated rank, but an actual rank, and it is stated that "a captain of the marine corps ap pointed a judge-advocate-general, with the rank and pay of a colonel, can be retired from that position as a colonel and be entitled to the retired pay of an officer of that rank on the retired list." Washington Theatres ThisWeA. Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun. Washington, Feb. 13. The Washington theatres will present the following attractions this week: Lafayette Square "Under the Red Robe." National "The Circus Girl." Grand "The Last Stroke." Academy "A Milk White Flag." Kernan's Lyceum Moulin Rouge -Ei-iravaganza Company, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Dissatisfied With Telephone Company' Methods Burglar's Effort To Rob A Hardware Store. Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun. Washington, Feb. 13. The residents of Washington, having been aroused by the disclosures as to the methods of the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company, made In the suit against the company by Mr. Danenhower recently, are attempting to force the company from tho stand it has taken and to obtain better terms. Not satisfied with getting a rental of from $100 to ?150 per year from its telephones, the company has forced all the hotels to take out their private telephones and substitute public ones. The same course has been pursued with office buildings and apartment houses and wherever the company thinks it can increase its revenues by the use of such a telephone. An attempt was made to substitute the public telephone for the private instrument in the drug stores and succeeded in a measure, but the druggists revolted and secured a compromise from the company by which they are allowed 25 per cent, of the gross receipts. The physicians have now taken up the matter and propose to make trouble for the druggist who enter into the arrangement. Prominent members of the Medical Association met last evening at the residence of Dr. H. L. E. Johnson and determined to lay the whole matter before the association. Under the old arrangement the druggists were permitted to cali physicians over the telephone free, and the doctors hold that the new plan will work to their detriment. The doctors complained that tbev could not call ud their own offices when away from home without paying for the message, and they objected strongly to the central operator listening to their conversations to see If they were violating their contracts. Dr. Johnson announced that he had suffered from this cause, although he had for years been a subscriber and was now operating under the old contract. He said he had corresponded with President Bryan and would institute a suit for damages this week. At the meeting of the Medical Association it will be proposed that the doctors decline to patronize those druggists who make ttie new arrangement with the telephone company, and that the physicians furnish the medicines for their patients themselves. No difficulty in passing such resolutions is expected. - Colonel Staples, proprietor of Willard's, Rlgcrs and the National Hotels, has ordered all his telephones taken out because the company wanted to put in pay stations. Bold Work Of A Burglar. The police are under the impression that there is some burglar now operating in this city who has a penchant for hardware and sporting goods. They are led to this conclusion because, following the robbery of D. X. Walford's store on Thursday night, the stores of M. A. Tappan & Co., at 1339 F street, and of James S. Tophain, at Thirteenth street and Pennsylvania avenue, were entered. In the first instance the burglar was very bold. On one side of the store a lunchroom was open and on the other a drug store. He entered the store about 11 o'clock, just as the people were returning from the theatres and the streets were filled. Three young men who were passing saw the man moving about the store, and were so surprised at his audacity in entering the place at this hour, especially when it was lighted, that they stood in front and called for a policeman. A crowd collected and the man looked up and saw them peerine through the window at him. Realizing that his operations could not be continued, he gracefully withdrew. About this time a wagon load of policemen from the first precinct, summoned by a telephone message from the Ebbitt House, came up, as dldOfficer Hollinberger from his beat on Pennsylvania avenue, some one having gone after him. While some of the policemen guarded the front and rear the others entered the store by the skylight. The burglar, however, escaped. Mr. Tappan's son, who had been summoned, said that little had beeen taken, and he remained in the store during the night. Officer Hollinberger had hardly returned to his beat when he was notified by a special officer that Topham's store had been entered through the rear window. An investigation was made, but no one was found there. The young men who saw the burglar could give only a meagre description, but the police are looking out for all suspicious characters. Mrs. Mary W. Garnett Critically 111. Mrs. Marv W. Garnett was stricken with paralysis a few davs since and now lies In a critical condition at her residence, on New York avenue. Mrs. Garnett is the widow of the late Dr. A. Y. P. Garnett, both before and after the civil war one of the most eminent physicians of Washington and prominent in social circles. When tne war Droue out ur. uarneu, whu m fainilv. went to Richmond and remained there during the whole period of the eon-fiict. He was physician to Jefferson Davis. President or tne uonreaerate orates. n; returned to Washington after the war and practiced his profession until his death, a few vears ago. Mrs. Garnett is the daughter of tbe late Henry A. Wise, who served with such distinction In Congress, in the diplomatic service, as Governor of Virginia and In the Confederate Army. Ira S. Wise, now of New York, is her half-brother. Revoked By Commissioner Black. A permit was issued to President Randle, of the Capital Railway Company, yosterdav for repairs along his line for a period of thirty days. Mr. Randle was much pleased, as he thought that in this time he could perfect the Brown system so that the commissioners would no longer find fault with it. Much to his surprise, the permit was revoked later by Commissioner Black, who said he had no idea of giving the road an opportunity to experiment further with the system, and that the permit had been Issued without his or ders. Mr. John Daly's Address. The National Theatre contained a large and enthusiastic audience tonight to hear Mr. John Dalv. of Ireland, deliver an ad dress on "The Treatment of Irish Political Prisoners by England." The audience was composed of distinguished men and women in sympatny witn tne speaser ana expressed Its hearty approval of his utterances by . liberal applause. Representative Mahonev. of New York, presided and made a brief address. He was followed by Senators Gray and Allen, Representatives McGuire, Linney and Jerry Simpson. Mr. Dalv told of his imprisonment of twelve years, during which many indignities were heaped upon him. He spoke of the cruel treatment the other prisoners received and said that many of them were driven in sane. He contrasted the treatment of the English prisoners with that of the Irish, and said he would be willing to shoulder a musket again, as he had done before, for the cause of free Ireland. A party of delegates from the John Boyle O'Reilly Club, Commodore Jack Barry Club and the Wolfe Tone Club came to Washington from Baltimore to hear an address by Mr. Daly. The party Included Thomas Ryan, Owen C. Mc Laughlin, D. F. McCloskey, Thomas Burke, Charles Kelly, Andrew Kennedy, William Flynn. John T. Daily, M. J. Redding, J. F. McXamara and Dr. J. H. Con way. Attempted Suicide. About 9 o'clock this morning Sarah Moore, colored, aged thirty-five, was discovered at her home, in Hillsdale, uncon scious from a dose of laudanum. She had become despondent over her discharge from the insane asylum on a charge of stealing small articles of clothing and had taken the drug with suicidal intent. She will recover. His Injuries Probably Fatal. S. Matthews, a ten-year-old boy, was run over this evening at Fourteenth street and Rhode Island avenue by the carriage of Dr. Herron, of 1016 G street northwest. He was sent to the Emergency Hospital, where it was found he was suffering from concussion of the brain, and it is hardly probable that he will recover. The accident was greatly deplored by Dr. Herron, who did all he could for the little sufferer. Congress Of Mothers. The National Congress of Mothers will hold its second convention in Washington the first week in May, and the prospects are that the attendance will be even larger than last year. The names of many notable men and women will appear upon tho programme. The sessions will continue six days, and among those who will deliver addresses are Dr. Stanley Hall, Prof. Chas. Thurber, Dr. Minot J. Savage, Miss Frances E. Wlllard, Mrs. Mary E. Mum-ford, Miss Harriet Nell, Booker T. Wash ington and Dr. Martin Barr. WOMAN SUFFRAGE Thirteenth Annual Meeting Of The National Association .Begun In Washington. Washington, Feb. 13. The thirteenth annual meeting of the National American Woman Suffrage Association began this afternoon at the Columbia Theatre. The meeting also signalized the fiftieth anniversary of the first convention of women devoted to women's rights in this country. The feature of the meeting was a sermon by Rev. Anna Shaw. Miss Susan B. Anthony also spoke briefly on the present outlook. Among those on the stage were: Miss Anthony, Miss Shaw, Mrs. Carrie Chappman Catt, the national organizer; Mrs. May Wright Sewall, of Indiana; Mrs. Mary G. Hay, of Indiana: Mrs. Laura Gregg, of Kansas, one of the organizers of the suffrage movement; Mrs. Catharine Waugh McCulloch, Miss Atchison and Rev. Henrietta G. Moore, of Ohio. Tomorrow's session will open at 9 A. M. and will consist chiefly of an executive meeting and the transaction of routine business. Killed In A Holland House Elevator. New York, Feb. 13. Mrs. Arthur Levy, wife of a member of the wholesale clothing flrm'of Hays, Goldberg & Co., was instantly killed tonight in an elevator at the Holland House. She fainted from dizziness and her head was caught between the elevator and -a projection from the .wall. - "'""- - EXPLANATION DESIRED The Administration May Ask Spain To Disavow De Lome's References To RECIPROCITf AND AUTONOMY A Cipher Dispatch Received . From Minister Woodford. The Duke Of Arcos, Spanish Minister To Mexico, AVhose "Wife Was Miss Virginia Lowery, Of "Washington, Mentioned As Senor De Lome's Successor. Washington, Feb. 13. The policy of the administration concerning the De Lome incident can be stated authoritatively as follows: The President is awaiting the full report of United States Minister Woodford. So far as the personal allusions of the late minister to the President are concerned, the incident is closed. No demand has been, or will be made, according to present intentions, for a disavowal of them. That part of the letter which brings into question Spain's good faith in matters of reciprocity and inferentlally of autonomy for Cuba, if not disavowed voluntarily, may become the subject of further diplomatic correspondence, but the President will await Minister Woodford's fuller advices before anything Is decided upon. This feature of Senor de Lome's letter is certainly disassociated from the personal aspect which resulted in his retirement. It is confidently expected by this government that Spain will take early opportunity to disavow the statements of its late representative, so far as they tend to commit Spain to a policy which leaves her good faith open to serious doubt. Furthermore, it is felt to be most desirable that this government should have no doubt as to Spain's real purposes and feelings on those vital questions which have been subjects of negotiations, or are likely to become such in the immediate future. A 300-word cipher dispatch received from Minister Woodford late Saturday night was translated at the State Department today, but no intimation of its Import could be secured from official sources. Assistant Secretary of State Day, who has been intrusted with the whole correspondence by the President, refused to discuss the message. He said merely that there was no developments In the case which properly could be made public at this time. In one instance he supplemented this statement by the remark that the mere fact of information being withheld was not to be taken as a serious indication. Secretary Day dined at the White House. To urgent appeals for the latest news, President McKinley today replied through Secretary Porter that the whole matter was in Secretary Day's hands, and that the President relied on him to handle the information for the press. It was stated at the White House, however, that there was no truth in the rumor of a censure upon Minister Woodford for allowing Dupuy de Lome to forestall him in presenting the application for the minister's recall. Minister Woodford's course, it was stated, had been entirely satisfactory, and any criticism at this time was unfounded and unfair. It could not be ascertained positively whether or not an answer to Minister Woodford's last dispatch-sjias ben sent. It is almost certain, however, that a reply has been drafted and that it was put in cipher at the State Department this evening. Mr. Sidney T. Smith, chief of the diplomatic bureau, was at the department till after 9 o'clock. Special orders had been issued to allow no one in the building without a pass. The Duke of Arcos, mentioned in Madrid dispatches as a possible successor to De Lome, has been the guest of Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Mackay-Smlth, of this city, during the past week. With him is the Duchess d'Arcos, formerly Miss Virginia Lowery, of Washington. The Duke was ambassadop to Mexico, and is stopping in Washington, en route to Spain. During the week he has been entertained by the British Ambassador and Lady Pauncefote at luncheon, and by the late Spanish Minister and Mme. Dupuy de Lome, who gave a dinner In his honor. Madrid, Feb. 13. Senor Gullon, the foreign minister, and Senor Moret, minister for the colonies, said yesterday that the De Lome letter Incident was regarded both at Madrid and Washington as absolutely ended from the moment when Assistant Secretary of State Day conferred with Senor du Bosc. Senor Moret said: "Although there exists in the United States a party eager for war, and which strives to provoke a conflict. President McKinley will try to avoid one, and the Spanish government also will do its utmost to avoid any fresh friction which would make the relations between the two countries more strained." Duke Of Arcos May Succeed De Lome. Madrid, Feb. 13. The cabinet will discuss tomorrow the choice of a successor to Senor Dupuy de Lome at Washington. The candidacy of Senor Polo-Bernabe appears to be abandoned. ' Several members of the cabinet favor the nomination of the Duke of Arcos, Spanish minister to Mexico, because he could take charge of the Spanish legation at Washington this week. THE LETTER WAS STOLEN A Cuban Says It Was Taken Out Of The Havana Postoflice On Information From Washington. Philadelphia, Feb. 13. The Press will print tomorrow what it asserts to be the true version of the acquisition and publication of the letter from Minister de Lome to Senor Canelajas. The authority cited for its authenticity is "a Cuban of the highest standing in the councils of his party," who receives - his information "from headquarters in New York." The story proceeds to say: "The letter was not stolen from the United States mails, but was secured by an agent of the Cuban junta in the postoffice at Havana. Don Jose Canelajas, to whom the. letter was addressed, never saw the original. He did not know until eight days after the letter reached Havana that such a letter from Spain's representative in Washington had been written him. . "De Lome, wrote the letter in his private residence in Washington Instead of at the Spanish legation. The paper, however, was marked with the official type and read in the corner "Legation de Espana." The same Inscription was upon the left hand upper corner of the envelope. "Senor de Lome did not mail the letter from his house. In fact, he had not quite completed it upon the morning it was written and carried it to the legation, where it was first seen and noticed by a person who is in the employ of the embassy, acting in a sub-official capacity. The letter lay upon the desk of the minister in his inner office, the outer office being his place of reception to visitors. During an absence of half an hour from the inner office of De Lome the clerk in question saw the open letter and read some of it. "The next day this same person sent word to his Cuban associates in Washington to the effect that he had seen a letter from De Lome to Canelajas, In which President McKinley was viHifled and autonomy called a scheme. Se-seral of the Cuban leaders got together and asked the employe of the embassy to secure the letter. They did not believe implicitly in his story, although he urged them to come Into the public print and make charges against De Lome. Because they did not have the letter in their possession the leaders refused to say anything about it. "The clerk in the employ of Minister de Lome saw no more of the letter. His abstracts, written from memory, were forwarded to New York, and it was quickly agreed that could possession of the letter be obtained and his statements proven to be true the letter would be of incalculable value to the Cuban cause as substantiating what Cuban leaders had maintained regarding autonomy and the general Spanish policy, In official circles, toward this country and its officers. Immediately words of warning and urgings to be on the alert were sent to every Cuban who might be In a position to obtain track of or intercept the much-sought-for missive. "The letter reached Havana five days after its postmark in Washington. An agent of the Cuban party, who is an employe of the Spanish postoffice, knew that the letter was on the way, and when it came into his hands it was carried from the postoffice and a copy was made of it. Word to this effect was sent to the Cuban leader in Jacksonville, Fla., who at once asked the secret Cuban junta in Havana to secure the original letter that a copy was not what was desired. "The Havana postoffice clerk was not willing to do this at first, but afterward consented, as he was obliged to account for a certain number of letters to other employes of the department. The original was then taken, several blank sheets were substituted in place of the paper upon which De Lome had written and the letter finally postmarked in the Havana office ""md sent In Its routine way. Eight days- from its. arrival in the Havana office the sealed envelope, properly addressed to Senor Canalejas, was delivered at the Hotel Inglaterra. Senor Canalejas did not regard the matter seriously at the time, although the hotel boy who brought him the letter and the postoffice employe who had last charge of It were arrested. So, also, was the hotel employe who went several times daily to the postoffice for the mails. All three were discharged after an examination. "Senor Canalejas communicated almost Immediately with Minister de Lome and for several, weeks letters and cablegrams passed between the two, but no trace of the letter could be obtained. Canalejas shortly thereafter left Havana, going to Madrid." CLARA BARTON IN CUBA She Gives A Contract For Crackers For The Keconcentrados Spaniards Need 'Supplies. Havana, Feb. 13. Miss Clara Barton has given a contract to a large bakery here to make crackers for the reconcentra-dos. Advices from Nipe, on the North coast, say that the Insurgents concentrated near Sibanica and La Yaya on the 7th inst. and attacked the outskirs of Puerto Padre, San Miguel and Chaporra, but without results. Generals Linares and Vara Rey on January 30 and February 1, fell Into a strong insurgent ambuscade and suffered a continuous insurgent fire for a day and a night. On February 7 Generals Linaros and Vara Rey left again, marching toward Bayamo and Rejondon, continuing on toward Nojla and the North. General Castellano is at Puerto Principe. General Luque remains at Holguln. News is awaited of an engagement that occurred yesterday in that section. It is believed in Spanish military circles that the insurgent General, Callxto Garcia, has fallen back to the camp of Gen. Jesus Rabl. Additional supplies are greatly needed by the Spanish, particularly for use at the hospital, and the chiefs commanding the Dattallons lack the force necessary for operations and to replace their losses. Moreover, the guerrillas are very much discontented. There is great need of horses for the cavalry. At Mayari the supplies have failed. The column' operating near Platanillo sustained a fire all the morning of February 9, the insurgents rendering it exceedingly difficult to continue the work of construction of the forts at Concholi. ' The exact result is not yet known. Colonel Ordonez, while reconnoitering with. 700 men near the insurgent camp at Capiro, met the Insurgents In strong force and lost several killed and wounded. NEW TERMS TO CUBANS The Radical "Wing Of The Autonomist Party Resolves To Open Negotiations For Peace. Havana, (via Key West,) Feb. 13. The radical wing of the autonomist party, formed of Senores Eliso Giberga, Arturo Amblard, Leopolde Sola, Carlos Font, Miguel Genor, Eduardo Dolz and others, assembled in secret meeting yesterday to discuss the situation, which Is considered very serious, owing to the continuance of the insurrection, despite the fact that autonomy has been granted to Cuba. Senor Antonio Govin, colonial secretary of the interior, did not take part in the deliberations, but sent his assent to the resolutions adopted. It was resolved to open negotiations with the insurgents, in the belief that the revolution could not be suppressed by force of arms. Anticipating that the insurgents would not accept the new terms, it was resolved that the colonial government would open negotiations, thus saving the Madrid government from the responsibility. The following propositions will be formally tendered to the insurgents: First The volunteers will be dissolved and a Cuban militia formed. Second The insurgents colonels and generals will be recognized. Third Cuba will be called upon to pay only $100,000,000 out of the 5600,000,000 indebtedness due tpr both wars. Fourth Cuba will pay ?2,000,000 a year for the crown list. Fifth Cuba will make her own treaties without interference by the Madrid government. Sixth Spanish products will have only a 10 per cent, margin of protection over similar products from other countries. Seventh No exiles or deportations will be made, even in war time, to Spain, Africa or to penal settlements elsewhere. Eighth Death sentences for rebellion shall be abolished. Ninth Martial laws cannot be ordered by the captain-general without the assent of both the House and Senate, if those bodies are in session, or without the assent o.f a majority of the cabinet if they are not in session. Tenth The Archbishop of Santiago de Cuba shall always be a native Cuban. Eleventh The actual insurgent party shall have three seats in the first cabinet. Twelfth An armistice of fifteen days shall be granted for the discussion of the terms of peace. These terms are accepted by the autonomist party in full, with the exceptions of Senores Galvez, Montero, Zayas and Delonte. BLANCO SENT CONDOLENCES Also Offered Facilities For The Keturn Of Ensign Breckinridge's Body To The United States. Havana, Feb. 13. The body of Ensign J. C. Breckinridge, who was carried overboard from the American torpedo boat Cushing as that vessel was entering the harbor on Friday, has been embalmed and will be sent to the United States. It will arrive in New York next Wednesday by the Ward Line steamer Seneca. Captain General Blanco, immediately upon learning of Ensign Breckinridge's death, sent a message of condolence to United States Consul-General Lee and, through the Consul-General, to Captain Sigsbee, of the Maine, and the other officer of that ship and of the Cushing, aud offered facilities for the return of Mr. Breckinridge's body to the United States. Ensign Breckinridge's body, after being embalmed, was wrapped in an American flag, placed in a coffin and carried on board the Seneca. Washington, Feb. 13. Ensign Breckinridge was twenty-six years old. He was the son of Gen. J. C. Breckinridge, Inspector-general of the army, who is a resident of Washington. He was appointed to the Naval Academy from Kentucky and graduated July 1, 1895. He had been attached to the Maine and Texas, and was the executive officer of the Cushing at the time of his death. SPANIARDS ON THE MAINE Senor Galvez Admires The Ship And Drinks To The United States Capt. Sigsbee Responds.' Havana, Feb. 13. Captain Sigsbee, of the American warship Maine, paid a visit yesterday to Senor Galvez, president of the council of secretaries, and Dr. Con-gosto, the secretary-general of Cuba. Senor Galvez, accompanied Jty Senores Govin and Rodriguez, respectively, secretary of the Interior and secretary of commerce, later in the day returned the visit, a salute being fired from the Cabana fortress as the party went on board the Maine. Senor Galvez expressed to Captain Sigsbee his thanks for the pleasant reception accorded him and his admiration for the order and cleanliness maintained on the ship. He said he desired the most friendly relations between the United States and Spain and the greatest prosperity for both, and proposed as a toast "The welfare of the Grand Republic and the government, peace to the island and the health of the officers of the Maine." Captain Sigsbee, in replying, thanked the government representatives for the honor of their visit and offered a toast to the autonomic government. He said that friendly relations had existed, now exist and will exist between the Cuban government, Spain and the United States. The toasts were drunk in champagne. More Spanish Cruisers For Cuba. Madrid, Feb. 13. The cruiser Almirante Oquendo sailed from Carthagena today for Las Palmas, from which port she will proceed for Cuba. The dispatch of another cruiser and seven torpedo boats has been decided upon. The Bank of Spain has offered for sale 20,000,000 pesetas treasury bonds. Protest Against Torture Of Anarchists. Barcelona, Feb. 13. Thirty thousand people, mostly workmen, and orderly, demonstrated here today against the torture of the anarchists at Montjuich fortress. Resolutions of protest and demanding the punishment of the torturers and a revision of the trial were adopted and will be forwarded to the government. A woman boot-legger, minus the boots, has been discovered in Kansas. A dozen or more pockets in her capacious skirts of about .the right size to carry a pint flask of whisky made an excellent substitute for boots GENERAL STRIKE VOTED A Decision To Recommend The " Calling Out Of Every New-England Mill Worker. LABOR CONFERENCE IN BOSTON President G-ompers' Advice Is Bearing Fruit. Nearly 150,000 Persons Will Be Affected If The Unions Decide To Carry Out The Plans Decided Upon At The ConferenceMany Workers In Good Condition To Stand A Struggle. Boston, Feb. 13. At a meeting today in this city of fifty-five representatives of textile unions it was unanimously voted to recommend that the unions call out the workers In every cotton mill in New England. ' The meeting was the outcome of tho recommendation which President Samuel Gompers made to the Federation of Labor last week, in which he urged the uulons to unite on some settled policy regarding the mill situation in New England. At that meeting a committee of three was appointed to take charge of plans, and this committee recommended that a general meeting be held to decide upon definite action. Today the representatives of the National Textile Association assembled in tho Wells Memorial Hall here, and for four hours discussed the situation. The primary object of the meeting was to devise some method of rendering assistance to the New Bedford strikers. It was pointed out that if the strikers at New Bedford could hold out four weeks without receiving more than 20 cents each a week in the way of outside assistance, other mill operatives could stand a similar strain, and that if all went on strike it. would precipitate a crisis which would have to be met within a short time by the manufacturers. It was also 6hown that the mule spinners were in excellent condition as regards funds; that the United Textile Workers and the New England Federation of Weavers were also in good shape, but that the others were short of funds. Other questions were discussed, and at length the question was put to a vote, no one being registered against the motion that the different unions should order a general strike in every cotton mill in New England until a satisfactory adjustment of wages can be arranged. It now remains for the national unions to take action on the recommendation, and what this action will be 13 a subject of conjecture. If all should vote to strike, 147,000 operatives would cease work and the manufacture of cotton goods throughout New England would be at a standstill. If, on the other hand, only a few unions should vote to strike, the refusal of the others would still keep a large part of the mills in operation. As the meeting was the outcome of President Gompers' suggestions, and as he admonished the members of the Federation to join hands and assist the New Bedford strikers, it seems probable that nearly every union will carry out the recommendations, and that one of the greatest strikes ever seen In this country is impending. New Bedford, Mass., Feb. 13. From the point of view of the New Bedford strikers, the action taken by the conference of textile union men today 13 scarcely likely to be received with joy, as it is against the policy adopted at the meetings of the executive committee of the National Spinners' Union, that New Bedford should be made the battle ground and until the conclusion of the strike here the men in other textile centres should remain at work, thus acquiring the means to assist the New Bedford operatives in their struggle. Then, at the conclusion of New Bed-be made the batttleground and until the ford's fight, tbe plan was whether New Bedford won or lost, the strike against the general reduction . should be extended in one district at a time until the whole of New England had been covered. In view of this plan, which, at the time of its adoption, seemed to meet with general acquiescence, the action of the conference Is a direct change of tactics. A NIGHT OF TERROR Officers And Passengers On A Steamer Defend Themselves Against Mutinous Japanese. San Francisco, Feb. 13. The Oriental and Occidental Steamship Company's steamer Gaelic arrived today from Hong Kong, Yokohama and Honolulu, bringing the following oriental advices: On New Year's Day all the Japanese sailors and waiters, "mad drunk" and clad only In breech cloths, made an organized attack on the English officers and passengers of the steamer Hakata Maru, bound from Japan via Hong Kong for England. There were thirty-eight passengers on board. The Japanese, armed with knives, crowbars and belaying pins, brutally beat the chief engineer and his assistant and attacked a passenger, Thomas Hall, in his berth, cutting his head open with a marlin spike. The officers and most of the passengers were driven to the bridge, where, unarmed, forty Englishmen kept one hundred drink-maddened Japanese at bay during the entire night by brandishing their walking sticks. ENGLAND AND CHINA The British Negotiating; For The Opening Of Yuen-Chau-Fu As A Treaty Port. - Pekin, Feb. 13. England is negotiating with China to open Yuen-Chau-Fu, in the Province of Hu-Nan, as a treaty port, and is negotiating also on the subject of the navigation of inland waters. The Chinese government has paid tho agreed indemnity of 4,000 ($20,000) to M. Lyaudet, the Frenchman kidnapped by Tonquln pirates in 1895. The new year's audience for the foreign ministers has been fixed for February 15, and the banquet by the Tsung-Li-Yamen will be given the following day. Owing to the long delay, the ministers had declined an audience, but the Tsung-Li-Yamen has now arranged the matter. Mr. Gladstone To Ketnrn To England. Cannes, Feb. 13. Henry Gladstone says his father and the whole family intend to start about the end of next week for a South of England watering place. Mr. Gladstone's physician thinks his patient has attained the utmost benefit from his stay on the Riviera. The Saturday Review hears on good authority that Mr. Gladstone is suffering from a specific complaint. Some of the specialists call it necrosis of the bone of the nose and others fear cancer. Ex-Priest Slattery Arrested. Edinburgh, Feb. 13. Joseph Slattery and his wife, the lecturing ex-priest and former Sister of Charity, who were mobbed at Savannah and other American cities, were charged at a police court here yesterday wTith selling Indecent books, purporting to be an "exposure of Catholicism." The court was crowded with Catholics and Protestants. Slattery promised to destroy the books, and the case was adjourned in order to enable him to fulfill his promise. Inspection Of American Fruit. Berlin, Feb. 13. The government expert investigation to ascertain whether the San Jose scale may exist In sun-dried fruit continued. The tests are fair. Consul Pitkin reported to the United States embassy yesterday that out of 4,000 packages of fruit which arrived at Hamburg this week two small lots shipped from Infected California districts were stopped. No Northern fruit has so far been found infected. Trichinosis In Berlin. Berlin, Feb. 13. A trlchlnosls-llke epidemic has broken out here. The cause has not been discovered, but it certainly is not trichinosed pork. The French Wheat Crop. Paris, Feb. 13. The French wheat crop promises to be very good in thirteen departments, good in forty-four and fair in thirty. Is Going Into Birmingham. A dispatch from Birmingham, Ala., says: "The Illinois Central Railroad is coming into Birmingham. The indications are that in less than thirty days they will have a terminus here. For some time past there has been talk to the effect that the Illinois Central would build Into the coal fields of Walker county. This was merely a bluff. While this talk has been Indulged in the Illinois Central has been quietly buying up the securities of the Kansas City, Memphis and Birmingham Railroad. It has finally secured sufficient interest in this line to assume control of it. At least these facts are 'gotten from what is believed to.be reliable .authority' COUNT KALNOKY IS DEAD He Was Formerly Minister Of Foreign Affairs of Austro-Hungary. Brunn, Feb. 13. Count Gustav Sleg-mund Kalnoky de Korus-Patak, former Austro-Hungarian minister of foreign affairs, died here this afternoon. Count Kalnoky, who was born at Letto-wltz, Moravia, December 29, 1832, was descended from the Moravian branch of an old Bohemian family. He entered the diplomatic service of Austria in 1S50. From I860 to 1870 he was councillor of legation at the Austrian embassy in London. In 1S76, he was minister at Copenhagen; 1880 he was sent as ambassador to St. Petersburg, and in 1881 he was appointed Austro-Hungarian minister of foreign affairs, a post he held with distinction until May 16, 1895, when he was succeeded by tha present Austro-Hungarian foreign minister. Count Goluchewskl. The cause for his resignation was found In Count Kalnoky's action in reference to the denunciation of ecclesiastical laws by the Tapal Nuncio at Vienna, Monsignor Agliardi, who was charged by Baron Banffy, the Hungarian prime minister, with having made statements at Budapest which amounted to interference in Hungarian affairs. Baron Banffy addressed a note to Count Kalnoky informing him that an interpellation was about to be put forward in the Hungarian Parliament concerning the utterances of the Nuncio, which had appeared in the Hungarian newspapers and had never been disclaimed by their author. Count Kalnoky replied that the Nuncio had displayed tactlessness, overstepped the limits prescribed for foreign diplomatic representatives and deserved that a foreign office note be sent to the Vatican to complain of bis conduct. He went so far as to sketch a communication to the Vatican, and the Hungarian premier telegraphed his approval of it. A few days after Baron Banffy said in the Hungarian Parliament that the Papal Nuncio's acts were not approved in Vienna. As soon as this speech was recited to Count Kalnoky he telegraphed to Budapest that only part of his letter to Baron Banffy was for public knowledge; that tho rest was confidential, and that the protest to the Vatican had not been sent. Efforts were made to reconcile the two ministers, but these were unavailing. The Hungarian House approved Baron Banffy's attitude unreservedly, and Count Kalnoky resigned. JAMES STEVENSON A Boston Real Estate Dealer, Whose Daughter Disappeared, Expires At Old Point. Boston, Mass., Feb. 13. Word has been received here today of the death at Old Point Comfort, Va., of James Stevenson, one of the largest real estate dealers in this city. Mr. Stevenson was also the father of Grace Stevenson, whose mysterious disappearance caused a great sensation in this city last spring. Mr. Stevenson was born near Belfast, Ireland, sixty-one years ago, and as n young man came to this country, having served in the Twenty-first Devonshire Regiment in the Crimea. For the past ten years he had been prominent in the real estate business, and one of the most daring operators In the Boston market. Rt. Rev. John Richardson Selwyn. London, Feb. 13. Right Rev. John Richardson Selwyn, master of Selwyn College, Cambridge, since 1893, died yesterday at Pau, France. Dr. Selwyn, who was Bishop of Melanesia from 1877 to 1891, was born in New Zealand, May 20, 844. He was the second son of Right Revi George Augustus Selwyn, Bishop of New Zealand and Lichfield. He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, and from 1869 to 1871 was successively the curate of St. Alrewas', Staffordshire, and of St. George, Wolverhampton. He entered on the Melanesian mission In 1872, and in February, 1877, succeeded Bishop Patteson, the first Bishop of Melanesia, who was murdered by the natives in 1871. UNCLEAN COMMUNION CUPS The Indiana State Board Of Health Recommends The Use Of Individual Chalices. The Indianapolis Journal says the Indiana State board of health finds a menace to the health of the communities In the communion cup and recommends the use of individual cups. It also recommends that the practice of using cups la common in the public schools be stopped. " 'What do you advise in regard to the adoption of individual communion cups?' This Is a frequent question of late at the office of the State board of health," says the board In Its statement. "Those who use a common communion cup would not think of offering a guest a previously used drinking glass or cup without .thoroughly cleansing the same. Why do In church what Is considered uncleanly at home? The uncleanllness of the common communion cup is a matter of common sense. The possible and occasionally probable transmission of disease by this means has been recogDized by physicians and by intelligent and thoughtful people generally. Dr. Charles Forbes, of the United States marine hospital service, reports having found in the dregs of a communion cup after the service contamination from both the mouth and clothing. From the former, epithelas cells, mucus and various bacteria and spores; from the latter, fibrous material and dirt particles. The unused wine was clean and practically sterile. Drs. Anders and Furbush, of Philadelphia, found tubercle bacilli in two out of five specimens of the dregs of a common communion cup, besides some pus staphy lococci, pus and oral epithelium. Such facts and their inference show the probable dangers of disease transmission, and the vital and far-reaching importance of using individual cups. Dr. Anders asks: 'Who will say that many an Innocent person may not have acquired disease from the common communion cup?' Among the diseases which may be carried from mouth to mouth by a communion cup are cancer, tuberculosis, diphtheria, scarlet fever, in-ftuenia, tonsilitis and whooping cough. Many mouths are not only unclean, but are in an unhealthy condition. Ask your dentist for information. He will tell you about how he every day sees neglected teeth, vitiated oral secretions, diseased gums, &c. "Is it a true, intelligent, wholesome or refined sentiment that is willing to swallow the breath-blown, saliva-stained, mustache-dipped and often tobacco-fouled wine of a cup that has passed the lips of fifty or one hundred or more good people? It is not hyper-fastidiousness which causes clean people to abhor a common drinking vessel. Moses, that prince of health officers, would probably not have sanctioned the common communion cup. Progressive clergymen have argued against It as being opposed to common courtesy, good manners, cleanliness, healthfulness, decency aud convenience, as well as scriptural and early church history. "The probability of Infection proceeding from the common communion cup is very likely much less than from common cups in railway stations, cars, hotels, public fountains and schools. Yet it is appropriate that the church, in Its work of Christian beneficence, should be a leader in the application of sanitary science. A prominent teacher of hygiene says: 'One needs but to see an Individual communion outfit in practical use to believe in it. It is beautiful, simple, cleanly, sanitary, easily worked and handled by both pastor and people, adds harmony, dignity, lmpres-slveness and devotion to the service.' The Individual cups are made of sliver, aluminum or glass. They range from one and one-half to two Inches In height, are made with heavy bases about three-fourths of an inch in diameter, toward which the sides taper In either straight or gently curved lines from the tops, which are from one to one and one-fourth inches in diameter, so they are somewhat beaker-shaped; while others again may be shorter with handles like small tea cups or even goblet-shaped. The cups, holding about one ounce, are served on hardwood, lacquered or light polished metallic racks or trays holding from forty to sixty cups; the rack may have two or three tiers of twenty cups each set in shallow, round openings; covers to exclude dust may be raised or lowered over the cups. Wherever Individual communion cups have been adopted the testimony of the pastor and people have been expressive of the utmost satisfaction. They would not b persuaded to return to the old method. One pastor writes that he has found 'that the sanitary safety of the Individual chalice appeals to the intelligence, removes all the objections of the sensitive and makes the service of the Lord's .Supper more largely attended.' "Every sanitary principle forbids the common communion cup. therefore, the Indiana State board of health earnestly recommends Its abolition. It also recommends the abolition of the common drinking cup at schools, and advises travelers to carry individual cups with them." "St. Patrick's Day In the Morning" Is really the air of an Irish jig. It had no words. Doggerel verses had been written to the air, one set beginning '.'Potatoes and fish Is a very, good .aistuJT GALLANT RESCUE AT SEA Passengers And Crew Of Tho Steamer Veendam Saved By The St. Louis. THEIR VESSEL WAS WRECKED Abandoned On The Ocean And Then Set Afire. Two Hundred And Twelve Lives Were In Great Danger And Only The Timclp Arrival Of The Big American Linei: Prevented What Might Have Been A. Terrible Disaster Captain Stenger The Last To Leave His Ship. New York, Feb. 13. The American Line steamer St. Louis, Captain Randle, which arrived here yesterday from Southampton, reports the loss at sea of the Holland-American Line steamer Veendam, Captain Stenger, from Rotterdam for New York. The passengers and crew of the Veendam were saved by the St. Louis. Tlier? were l) cabin and 118 steerage passengers and 85 of the crew. Captain Stenger, of the Veendam. gave the following account of the wreck and rescue : "On February G, about 5.17 P. M., being in lat. 40.35 north, long. 20.01 west, the steamer struck a submerged wreck, which probably tore a hole In the ship's bottom and broke her propeller shaft. We ton ml that the 6hip was making considerable water. Soon we set all pumps to work, but, notwithstanding, the water gained on us. In the meantime, all our boats wer made ready, in order, if necessary, to leave the ship at a moment's notice, because she was sinking rapidly by the stern. "At 1.30 A. M. we observed the masthead lights of a large steamer bearing about east by south from us. We made signals of distress, and the vessel bor down on us. Then we decided, for th safety of the passengers and crew, to abandon our ship. The vessel that arrived proved to be the St. Louis. We hailed her, and reported that our ship was sinking, and that we wished to bo taken off. At 1.43 A. M. we began to tarnsfer our passengers and crew, using three boats of the St. Louis and one or our ship. Our men were kept at the pumps. "A little before 5 o'clock Monday morning our passengers and crew had all been transferred to the St. Louis. When tho last boat left the Veendam was laboring heavily, and sinking rapidly by the stern. The transfer of the passengers and crew took, notwithstanding the great difficulties and high seas running, only three hours and ten minutes, and was accomplished without the slightest accident. "As the wreck was a dangerous obstruction to navigation, we decided to set her on fire, which was done. The position of the wreck was then lat. 49.19 north, long. 19.47 west. "On board tbe St. Louis we were warmly received, and the captain and his officers did everything possible for our comfort. We take this opportunity to express our utmost gratitude, also in tbe name of the pnssengers of the Veendam." Captain Stenger was tbe last to leave his ship. The Veendam passengers wera panic stricken before the St. Louis' arrival and feared that they would all be lost. A number of Baltimoreans have crossed the ocean on the steamer Veendam, and the news of the disaster caused much regret in the city. Some time ago Mr. Tunia F. Dean, of the Academy of Music, in company with Rev. Thomas S. Dolan, of St. Andrew's Church, made the trip across the Atlantic on that vessel, as did Prof. John C. Van Hulsteyn. of the Peabody Institute, and Dr. H. II. Beldler. Captain H. C. Van Der Zel, Lieutenant of tho Royal Naval Reserves, was her commander then, and Dr. Wheat, a former Baltl-morean, was the ship's physiclrfn. Both Captain Van Der Zel and Dr. Wheat are now on the new steamer Rotterdam. TWO CUBAN EXPEDITIONS One Leaves Bridgeport, Conn., And Another Departs From The Florida Coast. Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun. Bridgeport, Conn., Feb. 13. The government officials here have information that another filibustering expedition left Bridgeport before daybreak this morning with arms and ammunition for Cuba,' but tonight they had not succeeded in finding the vessel after a cruise about the harbor. Collector Naramore received a telegram this afternoon from the Treasury Department at Washington stating that It had been advised that a vessel left Bridgeport with arms and ammunition to transfer to another boat off Montauk point near the eastern end of Long Island. Lighthouse Keeper McNeal saw a strange steamer a few miles out this morning, but, so far as known, she had not been at Bridgeport. New London government officers have been notified and will try to Intercept the vessel. Tampa, Fla., Feb. 13. Almost under the nose of Edward Gaylor, superintendent of Pinkerton's Spanish detectives, a large Cuban expedition left Tampa and sailed tonight for Pease river. The men, about seventy in number, walked through the streets of Tampa and boarded a special train which quickly bore them to a place near where they were to embark. There they remained in hiding until tonight, when a tug took them out to the steamer which bore them away to Cuba. Col. Emilio Nunez was in charge of the steamer. It is said that General Sanguilly is the real commander and color Is given to this rumor by the fact that when the men left Tampa they were in charge of Colonel Lechuga, who was first lieutenant of the personal staff selected by Sanguilly. Superintendent Gaylor, his son, and an-other Pinkerton man have been here looking for Sanguilly. It is understood 5,000 rifles, C.000 pounds ' of dynamite, 200,000 rounds of cartridges and a large lot of supplies made up the cargo. New State Council In Uruguay. London, Feb. 14. A dispatch to th? Times from Montevideo says the new state council was installed on Saturday ' amid great popular enthusiasm. Dr. Juan Carlos, a Blanco, was unanimously elected president of the council. Cabinet Of Norway Resigns. Christiania, Feb. 13. The ministry has resigned, and several of the ministers will seek appointments to other offices. King Oscar has entrusted to former Premier Steen the task of forming a new cabinet. 425 Miles In 426 Minutes. Buffalo. N. Y., Feb. 13. From New York to Buffalo, 425 miles, in 423 minutes, actual running time, was the record made over the Erie Railroad today by a special newspaper train. The train left Jersey City at 3.18 A. M. It was made up of a locomotive and three baggage cars. The ninety-three miles between Hornellsville and Buffalo were covered In 85 minutes. More Bodies Found In Pittsburg Fire. Pittsburg, Pa., Feb. 13. A total of-eighteen bodies have been removed from the ruins of Wednesday night's fire. The additional bodies found are those of William E. Finch, George E. Newman, Wm. F. Doran, Prof. James Moxon, David B. Weckerly, D. A. Geary and John Costine. 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