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Na 15,157. WASHINGTON, D. C., TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24. 1901?FOURTEEN PAGES. TWO CENTS.
THE BVEimre BTjUL PUBLISHED DAILY, 5I0EPI BUSDAT. . Offios, lltkOhai* ud Pauijhriaik ft mm Tho Evening Star Hawspapor Company. 8. H. IAUFFMANH, Pm't Hew York OfBoet 120 Triban* Baildiaj. Chicago Offioe: Bcyoe Building, Tb* Erenlng 8tar t? aervcd to aubscribera In tha elty by carrier*, on their own account. at 10 cents per treek. or 44 cents per month. Copies at the counter, 2 cent* each. Ily mail-anywhere tn tU? U.S. or Canada?postage prepaid? 50 cent* per month. Saturday Quintuple Sheet Star. $1 per year; with foreljpj p< stage added. $3.OS. (Entered ot the Post Office at Waahlngton, D. C-, ?a second-rlaa* mall matter.) C7 All raall subscriptions must be paid In adrance. Rates of advertising made known on appltcatlm. HE AIDED CZOLGOSZ Sensational Confession of a Thief in St. Louis. ALSO IMPLICATES EMMA GOLDMAN Declares the Crime Was Arranged in a St Louis Saloon. PART OF HIS STORY DENIED ST. T<Ol'IS, September 24.?Ed. Sastig. who was arrested this morning at one ot the dry goods stores on a charge of petty larceny, is believed to be an accomplice of Czolgosz. When taken before Chief of De tectives Desmond he made a confession in which he is said to have given all the details of the plot to assassinate President McKin ley. In his confession Sastig. it is .stated, implicates Frank Harrigan of the Dewey Hotel. Philadelphia, in the plot. Implicate* Ennia Goldmun. Sastig says that on the Monday previous to the assassination of President XlcKinley Harrigan met him and Emma Goldman in the Michelobe saloon in this city and ar ranged the details of the murder. The confession Is now being m?dc be hind closed doors. m Sastig, Chief Desmond says, declares he ?was present in Buffalo at the time of Pres ident McKinley's assassination, and tied the handkerchief about the hand in which Czolgosz carried the revolver. A waiter in a restaurant, who says he knows the man under arrest, has just ap peared at the office of the Post-Dispatch, and says Sastig was not in Buffalo the day of the murder. The police are investi gating. GOIXG TO SEE HIS SOX. The Elder ikoIkosz Think* He Can lilt Hi in to Confess. ('LEVEL/ N'D, Ohio September 24.?Paul Czolgosz. father of the assassin, accom panied by his son Waldeck and his un married daughter, Victoria, left this city early today for Buffalo. Detective Jacob Mintz also accompanied the party at the request of the elder Czolgosz. who is In constant fear that an attempt may be made upon his life, as the result of his son's Clime. While no member of the family has been summoned as a witness at the trial of Leon Czolgosz. both the father and the son Wal deck declared shortly before leaving for Buffalo that they would offer to testify, and expressed the hope that the assassin would receive full punishment for his act. Immediately upon his arrival at Buffalo the father will seek permission from the authorities for an interview with the as sassin. The old man declared this morning that he would make every effort to get a confession of any possible plot from his son. lie said he firmly believed that some on< induced Lton Czolgosz to commit the crime. EMMA GOLDMA3E SET FREE. Ko Evidence on Which Authorities Conld Hold Her. CHICAGO, September 24.?Emma Gold man. the anarchist lecturer, is now a free woman after two weeks' incarceration fol lowing the assassination of the President. Attorney Owens, for the city, informed Magistrate Prindiville that the upper court had freed the men named as Miss Gold man's co-conspirators, and that there was no evidence against her. "Dismissed for want of prosecution; call the next case." said the Justice briefly, and In a moment Miss Goldman was shaking hands with her anarchist friends who were in court. "I have practically no plans for the future." she said to an Associated Press reporter. "I have promised to write arti cles for three magazines and Journals, but otherwise my path is unmarked." In company with Mrs. Abraham Isaak. wife of the anarchist editor, and Marie Isaak. the latter's daughter. Miss Goldman entered a carriage with a uniformed coach man on the box, and was driven away to thf Isaak home. Her manner was some what subdued, but still cheerful. A curi ous crowd watched her depart, but there was no demonstration. ? ? ? WHITNEY Ml ITS BHITISH TIRF. Hi* Action Cainieii Comment Among; Raclnit Men There. l/>NDON, September 24.?The announced retirement of Wm. C. Whitney from the English turf occasions regret, but hardly surprises those who have noted the recent trend of events. There is a widespread feeling that behind Mr. Whitney's publish ed reasons for his withdrawal is the real ization of the fact that the attitude of the British turf authorities toward Ameri cans is no longer marked by the absolute impartiality which characterized their con duct prior to the pre-eminence of American owners, horses, trainers and Jockeys. During recent season complaints have been frequent that the American hore-?s were too heavily handlcappcd, that the jockeys were harshly treated and that interferences during the races were white washed which would not have been tol erated on the part of American jockeys. It will cause no surprise if other Ameri cans of Mr. Whitney's class follow hLs ex ample, which, it is noted, came closely after the receipt of a detailed report of the treatment accorded to Volodyovsky In the St. I^ger. The Daily Telegraph re marks that Mr Whitney's decision must have been reached very suddenly, seeing that only on September 17 Mr. Wrltney nominated yearlings for the races of V.KM and 1005. The Telegraph adds: "Some American owners have not marte themselves acceptable to this country, but Mr. Whitney is one of the exceptions that go to prove the rule." T ne Sportsman says: "His retirement will be r -celved with regret by all British sportsmen." Mr. Whitney's action appears to have taken Huggins. his trainer, by surprise. KOYAL PARTY STARTS WEST. Duke and Onchenn of York En Route to WlnnlpeK, OTTAWA, Ont., September 24.?The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York resumed their western tour today, leaving Ottawa for Winnipeg on their special train at 12;:tt> o'clock. They were escorted from Government House by a detachment of dragoons, and a special guard of honor was drawn up at the depot. The streets through which the royal party drove were lined with people and their leave-taking was in cheers. There was a still larger crowd at the depot, and there were more enthusiastic checrs when the duke and duchess appeared. The pilot special carry ing Premier Laurier and other Dominion officials left thirty minutes ahead of the special bearing the ducal party. The first stop ?f any duration will be made at Win nipeg. Thursday afternoon. Steaniahip Arrival. At New York?<Friesland from Antwerp. DEPOSITORS GIVEN NOTICE AMKHI('A\ SAVINGS BANK SUSPENDS PAYMENTS. , Announcement Declare* Over Dis coont Cnaned Embarrassment? Early HeNniuittion Promised. The American Savings Bank, located at lt??7 G street northwest, has suspended pay ment.. The following notice has been sent out to depositors: "B\ reason of large discounts made by | this bank and r?n unexpected withdrawal of deposits, the executive committee finds itself compelled to exercise discretion vested in it by section 3 of article 1?J of the by-laws of this corporation, con tained in each pass book and assented to by each depositor, and hereby require that sixty days' notice in writing be given the bank by every depositor before the pay ment by the bank of any check or order drawn hereon by such depositor. "This bank will consider the presenta tion of all such orders or checks as such notice as to such orders or checks, and the same will be ^uly paid within sixty days from the day of presentation." The section of the by-laws referred to, section 3. article 10, "Rules and regula tions for depositors," is as follows: "No depositor shall have the right to draw money from this corporation with out the production of his or her pass book, and all payments made to the per son producing the pass book of a de positor shall be valid payment to dis charge this corporation of all liability to the depositor vhose pass book has thus been produced for the amount so paid. The check or order of the depositor, or person duly authorized to draw the same by power of attorney duly executed, will be required. This corporation hereby ex pressly reserves the right to require sixty days' notice in writing from any depositor before making payment of any check or order drawn thereon by such depositor. Payment of checks of depositors will be made ordinarily on demand unless it should become necessary, in the discretion of the executive committee, to exercise the right herein expressly reserved as to the time when such payment must be made." The bank was established and began busi ness in November, 1H08. Its officers, who have served since then, are William Oscar Roome, president; Edgar H. Stocking and Charles N. Wake, vice presidents, and Charles W. Powers, cashier. President Hoome's Statement. In response to a Star reporter's ques tions, President Roome said this morning that he was confident the bank would short ly resume payments. The depositors, he stated, numbered about 400 or 300, and the total sum of their deposits was fJ6S>,000. "Our assets are $.'U7,000," he remarked. "What do they consist of?" inquired the reporter. "Good paper; good notes," was the re ply. "As soon as collections can be made upon these notes everything will be all right." While .Mr. Roome and the reporter were talking the paying teller brought the for mer a check. After scrutinizing it Mr. Roome said: "I think he left a special deposit here yesterday to protect this check. Ascertain if such is the case, and if so pay it." "We have a perfect right to do that," said Mr. Roome in an explanatory tone to the reporter. Anxious Depositor*. There was a line of depositors before the paying teller's window, mostly women, and anxiety was written in unmistakable lines on their faces. From what the re porter overheard, few of them had received the notice published above, and were in formed by the paying teller that they were sent out last night. Mr. Roome told The Star reporter they were sent out yesterday morning. Some of the depositors had given checks to merchants and others Saturday, and the latter had. In the course of busi ness. sent these checks to the banks with which they do business. Many such checks were brought by bank runners to the em barrassed institution today, but none was paid unless depositors had made special deposits to meet it. Nearly every de positor who came while The Star reporter was there gave noticc under the article above quoted of withdrawing deposits, and it was evident that many of the women had all their ready money in the bank and were very much embarrassed thereby. All were assured that the bank would be in a position in a few days to meet all de mands. LIMITATION OF REPRESENTATION. The QneMinn C'ominjx I i? Again In ('ontcresM Next Winter. Southern senators and representatives in the city are very much interested in the probable course of President Roosevelt with respect to the movement that is likely to be renewed in the next Congress in favor of limiting the representation of those south ern states which have enacted laws dis franchising the negro vote. It is well remembered, of course, that President McKinley himself put an end to the movement that was inaugurated in the last Congress. There was a very strong sentiment the House in favor of legisla tion carrying out the constitutional provis ion for limitation of representation upon the basis of the actual exercise of the elective franchise. Resolutions were actually introduced, it will be recalled, setting the ball in motion, but its further progress was discouraged by the executive. President McKinley told more than one southern senator and repre sentative in person that he would not coun tenance the movement; that the south and north were enjoying an era of good feeling which sh*>uld not be interrupted during his administration if he could help it. With such a downright declaration of ex ecutive disfavor for the plans in contempla tion. their projectors abandoned them for the time. It is known, however, that they proposed to renew their efforts at the next session and to try to persuade the Presi dent of the wisdom, and, as they contended. Justice, of the undertaking. President Roosevelt has not expressed himself upon the subject, so far as it can be learned, but several representatives pro pose to ask him to state his position In the premises. The question is considered a vital one by the southern senators and repre sentatives, and they say they cannot learn the attitude of the President too soon. There Is a disposition upon their part to assume that the President will carry out this branch of Mr. McKlnley's policy as well as all others to which he has pledged himself. His disavowal of sectionalism has also given them renewed hope. But they realize the deptji and strength of the movement that may take pdded vigor in the next Congress, and are, therefore, looking anxiously to the President to head it off as did his predecessor. There is no doubt of the earnestness of the group of tepubl'.cans, headed by Mr. Crumpicker of Indiana and Mr. Olmstead of Pennsylvania, in their campaign if they can get any en couragement from the White House. They are strongly backed by some of the party managers, who think that the representa tion is inequitably distributed in the pres ent circumstance and that the constitutional mandate should be obeyed. Personal Mention. J. W. Babson, chief of the issue of the Patent Office Gazette division, has Just re turned from a five weeks' vacation spent at his old home In Brookville, Me. Mr. Babson's family are still on the Maine coast. Mr. Ashley M. Gould, United States at torney for the District of Columbia, with Mrs. Gould, returned Saturday after a stay of several weeks at Virginia. Beach and other points south. JERE. M.WILSON DEAD Sudden Demise This Morning at the Shoreham Hotel. WAS VICTIM OF HEART FAILURE Expressions of Respect and Re gret From His Fellow Citizens. SKETCH OF II IS CAREER The death of JeTcmiah Morrow Wilson occurred this morning at 11 o'clock at the Shoreham. The end of the great lawyer came as peacefully as tne sleep of a child. Half an hour before hif death he "was con versing about business matters and feel ing ill the physicians who had been called to his bedside during the night and early this morning were promptly sent for and administered restoratives. Five minutes before 11 o'clock Mr. Wilson turned over in bed as if to sleep and a few minutes later the end came. A few days ago Mr. Wilson spoke to Mr. Rayner, his associate counsel in the Schley court of inquiry case, of numbness in his left arm and hand, and this was sufficient to make the use of his left hand difficult. It was not a cause for special alarm, and Mr. "Wilson attended to matters in connec tion with the Schley case as usual. Last evening he took dinner with Mr. Rayner and the two were together until 10 o'clock. Mr. Rayner knew nothing of Mr. Wilson's -- ?? *v .>? '--ft' * * ' imT - if ? ? fqgiiiLs ? . -*>?? ?, * mP - - ' illness during the night until ho went to his room this morning at 8 o'clock. He was then told that an attack of indigestion had been experienced during the night and a physician had been sent for. Drs. Corey and Fisher were again at the Shoreham this morning. Mr. Wilson did not get up as usual, but Admiral Schley and Mr. Rayner both went to his room, and he talked with them about the case under inquiry. They left him at 10 o clock, and as they were leaving mem bers of the board of directors of the Ches apeake and Potomac Telephone Company called to talk with Mr. Wilson about a meeting to be held this morning, Mr Wil son being the president of that companv. It was half-past 10 o'clock when they left and then Mr. Wilson complained of feeling badly. Drs. Corey and Fisher, recognizing the serious condition of their patient M. once sent for Mr. Wilson's only son, Mr C harles Wilson, who is associated with his father in business, and at once restoratives were administered. Then Air. Wilson laid back in bed, and when he had turned over as if to sleep, the end came. The immedi ate cause of death was said to be heart failure, this being the result of indig-s ^?nV ??m w'hic'h h.e had suffered, and of the failure of the kidneys to act. Hit Luiig und Active Career. .,Mr" Wi,30n was everywhere known as "Judge1' Wilson, and for twenty-five years he had been a leader of the bar in this city, having declined a renomination to Congress, after having served two terms, in order to enter upon the practice of law here. He was born in Warren county Ohio November L'5, 1828, so that he was in the seventy-third year of his age. He received an academic education and then studied and practiced law. He was judge of the court of common pleas of Fayette county, signed** m 1S0U l? 1*?5, Wheu he r?" He was elected to the 42d Congress, in which body he took his seat in December, IIe was re-elected to the 4Jid Con gress as a republican, but at the end of his term, declined, as stated, to stand for renomination. At the close of his career in Congress he became a partner of Mr Samuel Shallabarger, and their business latter?hf u?u. ed UnU1 the death of th* Connected With Famous Cases. During his long practice of the law in this city Mr. Wilson has been connected with many famous cases and has gained a reputation as a criminal lawyer, bring frequently spoken of as unequaled in such practice in this city. As a cross-examiner he has become famed. He has acted as attorney for the Union Pacific railroad and the Mormon Church. He appeared as counsel in the case of John Wodderburn before the patent office, which caso attracted the attention of every one having business with that branch of the government. He was counsel for Howard Schneider in the celebrated murder case and was counsel for the plaintiff in the Rreckinridge-Pollard breach of promise suit. He defended Dennis J? Conty who was charged with the killing of George M. Rye, and of which charge the accused was acquitted. He also defended the sugar wit nesst s who had declined to testify before a 8enate committee, the first of which was brought to trial January 6. He appeared as the representative of the heirs-at-law in the famous Holt will case t%C0U KSel for Capt' Henry w- Howl gate when he was tried in 1894. He also t'fended Frank Ward in the case whl^h attracted so much attention in this city engaged as counsel In the court martial proceedings of Gen. Swain, as he was also in th'e case of Capt. Oberlln Car T,as tounsel in the Alabama claims and French spoliation cases and in the L.a Abra Mexican and the Venezuelan cases. At the time of his death Mr. Wilson was president of the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company, a director in the Na tional Fidelity and Deposit Company and also of other corporations of the District. He was a member of the Metropolitan Club and of the Bar Association of the Distr'ct of Columbia. Coudacts Conjrremtlonal Investigation W hile in Congress Mr. \V ilson was chair man of the special committee of the House of Representatives to Investigate the board of public works. This investigation was held in 1874 and lasted four months. Dur JP' progress Mr. Wilson was accused by some as acting as a prosecutor rather than as a chairman of a committee to make an investigation. It was the report of that csmxnittee that changed the form of g^Verhment of the District of Columbia from that of a terri tory to one under control of three com missioners. ? * Mr. Wilson's wife died about a year ago. He leaves a son, Mr. Charles Wilson, and a daughter, Mrs. Anna Wilson Haywood, wife of Mr. William Haywood, until "recent ly consul at Honolulu and later collector of that port. ' ? ? His remains will be removed at 4 o'clock this afternoon from the Shoreham. where he has been stopping recently, to his home, 1712 I street northwest. Annuaneed In tl>? Court. When word reached the city hall this morning that Judge Wilson had passed away some of the lawyers and the court officials at first declined to accept the news as true. But the rumor being verified a hush spread over the entire building. The announcement was dlscusaed in whispers, for Judge Wilson was universally beloved by his colleagues. Mr. A. A. Hoehling. jr.. Judge Wilson's law partner, was arguing a case before Chief Justice Bingham when told of what had occurred. He hastened away from the building, too deeply shocked to give expression to his feelings. Mr. Andrew B. Duvail lost no "time in formally announcing the death of Judge Wilson to the court. Addressing the chief justice. Mr. Duvall remarked that th*1 de ceased was one of the most courteous, manly and genial members of the bar. He came to this city two score years ago, practically a stranger, explained Mr. Du vail, but had endeared' himself everlast ingly to the community. Mr. Duvall re ferred to the intensity Of, the shock that the announcement had caused, and moved that the court adjourn arf a mark of re spect to the memory of the departed lawyer. In reply Chief Justice Bingham said that he had been momentarily- stunned by the deplorable news. He paid a high tribute to the life and character 'of Judge Wilson, and directed that the court adiourn as suggested by Mr. Duvall. Mr. Ashley M. Gould, Crated States attor ney for the District of Columbia, in con versation with n Star reporter, said that he was inexpressibly shocked by the news death ?f Judge Wllfon. "The bar lose-, one of its acknovledg'd leaders and the young men of the brr one 01 the kindest and most helpful of friends ' stated Mr. Gould. "I had known Judge Wilson twenty years. I first met him in 1881, when I came to Washington. He was then a professor of the Law School of George town University, where 1 was a student. He endeared himself to all under his in struction. He was a thoroughly grounded , lawyer, but especially excelled in the trial I of cases in court. The first important case in which 1 ever observed him was the st^r r#U*u hSarin*' and his diplomatic conduct of the defense, his ability to marshal the vast volume of evidence apd to analyze and explain it had much to do with the verdict. His genial, kindly and consider ate nature was so well known to every member of the bar as well as to the people ashington that it is Urnccessary to comment upon it. No young lawyer ever went to him for assistance or advice with out being made glad of Ills trust and con fidence in him." Judge C* C. Cole: "I was very greatly shocked -this morn ing to hear of the sudden death of Judge Jeremiah M. Wilson. I have known him intimately for many- years. He was a man of exceptionally high character and a lawyer of unusual ability. His death is a severe loss to a host of friends and to the >\ ashington bar. ? Mr. Henry E. Darin' Tribute. Said Mr. Henry E. Da\l4: "In the death of Judge Wilson, the Wastyn?tori bar has lost tne man who. In many particulars, fvas easily its most distinguished member. It is quite safe to say that no member of our bar was better known throughout the country, or esteemed, admired and even loved more truly. Apart from his legal at tainments and consequent high standing as a lawyer he was of most courteous and gentle disposition, and I remember with much pleasure his enjoyment of the name I gave him some years ago, 'the universal solvent, for no matter how acrimonious a situation among his fellow lawyers might be. if he had anything to do with the case out of which the situation grew he would compose it almost as if by magic. , .As 's known, his career was most brilliant and useful. For ten years he was f" ,j"d?e, Indiana, and many stories are told of his promptness, clearness and fair ness in disposing of business before him. r or many years he was a representative in Congress from Jndiana. and. what may not be so generally known, he was the real author of the existing form of government of the District of Columbia, having, as a member of the committee charged with the investigation of District affairs, formulated the plan and drafted the bill which went into operation for the temporary govern ment by Commissioners, afterward mads permanent. As a public man, he was of great usefulness, and most tolerant to all, whether of his own political faith or not. During the quarter of a century that he was a member of our bar, he was engaged in many of the most important and widely known cases, and his sufceess waft littl-j Phenomenal, and while a sound and studious lawyer, he was prominently suc cessful in his treatment of juries and wit nesses. Taken all in all, a most learned and lovable man has been lpst to us by his death, and I know of no One who was more sincerely regarded by fits fellows, or will be more genuinely missed from our ranks. Man I nternally Loved. Mr. Louis A. Dent, register qf wills, said: "It is a truiism to say that Judge Wilson held the universal respect of tike bench and bar of Washington, but the highest tribute that can be said to him is that he was as universally loved by them; no man more so-few as well. Prom the day in the re construction period, when he began to take rank among the leading debaters in the House of epresentatives upon the constitu tional amendments, he steadily forged ahead until he stood the highest In the es teem, admiration and love ot the people of the capital city." Mr. Macfarlaad Shocked. Commissioner Henry B. F. Macfarland: "I am shocked to hear of th^- sudden death of Mr. Wilson. I have kiiown him for many years, and estetemetl, hfaa Jiighly. His remarkable abilities' and h^a great Industry had given him a high place la Congress and at the bar. As chairmaa of the judici ary committee o' the Elpuipq ^and after ward as counsel in lsaportaQtjjcaaes he made a national reputation. He Was a public spirited citlxeiv and took an fci<*|ve Interest In the affairs of the District. He was iden tified with its more important business in terests, and his loss will b^ widely felt." Resolution* of Ae?]Mrt. A meeting of the .feoar? of directors of the Chesapeake and! Pot^mad Telephone Company, of which Judge Wilson was president, was in session ^vhen ;tbe Intelli gence of his sudden death was received. The shock to the members of-jthe board, who had parted from him only #n hour be fore, Was great. The board immediately adopted resolutions by un^Umous vote, ex pressing "their profound grief and their deep sense of the irreparable loss that has come to the company and to the board. The energy, high character, intelligence and loyal devotion to duty which charac terized Judge Wilson in all walks of public and private life were no where more con spicuous than in hi.1? work for this com of wh,ch he was the Honored liead. The memory of him will be precious to eaoh member of tlpls board as to sll his friends, and in its expression of respect, regard and admiration for him as a citi sen and a strong character in public and private Hfe, this board is oaljr.Vin sym ?at!lL with th? community in which f? I known, an(j jn which the part he played was fit conspicuous." It w*s further resolved that a copy of these reso lutions be transmitted to tha bereaved family. STORY OF THE CRIME Brought Out at the Trial of Czolgosz Today. WITNESSES OF THE DEED TESTIFY The Assassin Maintains His Attitude of Indifference. ? HIS FATHER GOIKG TO HIM BUFFALO, N. Y., September 24.?The trial of Leon F. Czolgosz for the murder of President McKinley was resumed today with every prospect that it would be con cluded with adjournment of the court at 4 o'clock. It was the opinion of those con nected with the case that it would not at furthest be prolonged beyond a few hours session tomorrow. The crowd about the court room today was slightly larger than yesterday. Tne vigilance of the police was in no way re laxed. The same careful scrutiny of each person entering tlie court was obsv-r\ cd. The court room, owing to the care exer .cised by the sheriffs and police as to whom they admitted, was nearly empty fifteen minutes before the time for opening, but it filled quite rapidly after that. There were many more ladies in the audience today than yesterday. The pris oner was brought over from the jail at 0:45 a.m. and placed in the same chair that he occupied yesterday. The members of the grand jury which indicted him wore present as guests of the assistant district attorney and occupied seats back of the clerk's desk. Drs. Mynter, Mann and Fowler came in early, and Dr Mann was ready to take the stand at once for cross-examination. At 0:50 a.m. the members of the jury tiled :n and took their seats. Ann.rclii**tM A*ke?l Admission. It became known this morning that ap plication for seats had been made by rep resentatives of several anarchist papers, but they have been refused. Justice White arrived exactly at 10, ana the crier immediately uttered the formal notice of the opening of court. The jury men were polled and Samuel J. Fields, chief engineer of the Pan-American exposi tion was rtcalled to the witness stand. He was'asked by District Attorney Penney the meaning of a certain figure on the floor plan of the Temple of Music. He said it was intended to show the direction which the file of people took in entering the build ing\ passing in front of the President una then out of the building. Dr. Matthew D. Mann was then called for cross-examination. Dr. Mann Cromi-Exniiiln?d. "Was the condition which you found at the autopsy to be expected from the nature of the wounds which the President re ceived?" asked Mr. Lewis. i "It was not expected and was very un- 1 usual. I never saw anything just exactly j like It." replied Dr. Mann. "To what then do you attribute the symp toms or indications which you discovered, the gangrenous condition of the wound: "It Is very difficult to explain St. It may be due to one of several things. I think it would be necessary for further examina tions to be made before any definite ex planations could be made. That would be the duty of the pathologists." "You have no opinion on the matter. "1 have no positive opinion," answered "I presume, therefore, that the optimistic bulletins that were issued from time to time bv the physicians were without anj knowledge or suspicion of these symptoms that were afterward discovered, said Mr. , Lewis. .. , .. "The bulletins on the condition were opti mistic in that they gave no idea of what was to come," was the reply. "They ex pressed no opinion. They merely stated facts, but the opinions which were held by the staff seemed to be fully warranted by the condition of the President. We had no reason to suspect the existence of any such state of affairs as was found," replied the witness. "Now, doctor, you say it was due to sev eral causes. Can you give either of them?" Some Canira of Gangrene. "The entrance of germs into the parts may have been one of the causes. The very low state of vitality may have been one cause. The action of the pancreatic juice may have been one; undoubtedly it contrib uted to it." "The germs which you speak of are pres ent. I understand, in all our bodies?" "Yes." "And make their work prominent when the body is in any way injured?" "That Is true." "That you expeoted, of course, in this case?" "If the operation is carefully and prop erly performed we can to a certain extent guard against the entrance of these germs. We cannot do so entirely." "How?" "By having everything absolutely clean which is used in the operation?the hands of the operators, the Instruments, the liga tures and things we use. Nature can take care of a certain number of germs and overcome their bad effect." "Are there any remedies known to the profession to prevent the action of these germs?" "There are remedies which will kill the germs, but it is very difficult to apply them deep down in the tissues of the body. After they have got lodgment in the tissues It is impossible to kill them." "The President was not in a very good physical condition, was he?" asked the at torney. "He was somewhat weakened by hard work and want of air and conditions of that kind," replied the doctor. "You think that had something to do with the result?" "Undoubtedly," was the answer. "You agree with tHe other physicians that the pancreas was not injured by the ball?" "As near as could be determined that organ was not Injured by the ball, but it was injured in some way; possibly by con cussion. Once the organ is' injured the pancreatic juice can pass through the gland and attack other portions of the tissues." "The only attribute of that organ is to aid digestion?" "Yes." ? On redirect examination by Mr. Penney. Dr. Mann was asked if there was anything known to medical science that could have saved the President's life. "No," was the reply, without hesitation. Dr. Mann's Direct Testimony. In his direct examination yesterday af ternoon Dr. Mann went over the ground covered by Dr. Mynter, and described the operation performed at the Exposition Hos pital. "To find the track of the bullet, back of the stomach," Dr Mann explained, "It would have been necessary to remove the bowels from the abdominal cavity. The performance of that operation would prob ably have resulted fatally, as the President had already grown very weak as a result of the first operation." "Were you present at the autopsy? ask ed District Attorney Penney. "Yes." "Tell us what you found." "Raising the stomach, we found a large cavity, the walls of which showed evidence (Continued on Seventh Page.) ONE FIREMEN KILLED SEVERAL OTHER CASUALTIES AT A KIKE IX CHICAGO. Walls Fell In on the Eire Fighter*? S?rrow Escape of a Family. CHICAGO, September 24.?Two firemen were killed and several others seriously In jured while fighting a fire today that dam aged the oil and varnish plant of Fround Brothers, at 3140 South Canal street, to the extent of 100,000. The dead are: Charles L. Corey, caught in debris of fall ing wall; died on the way to Mercy Hospi tal. Fatally hurt: Henry D. O'Holleran, driver engine company No. 50; back broken by falling wall; rerioved to Mercy Hospital; will die. Seriously injured: Pipeman Donohue, engine company No. 8, buried in debris and taken out uncon scious. James Hickey, engine company 50, struck by flying bricks. Pipeman Lyons, engine company No. 8, head and shoulders bruised by flying bricks. Patrick Murray, engine companv 50, struck by debris. Chief Musham was badly hurt on the legs by flying bricks, but remained in com mand. The fir.- started by explosions in the highly ini.ammable stock stored in the plant. As the flames gathered headway more explosions followed, which in turn wrecked the roof and the west and south walls, burying the firemen. The family of Mrs. John Glandoy nar rowly escaped being killed when the south wall fell. Mrs. Glandoy and her children, who lived in a cottage adjoining the burn ing building, were busy removing furniture when the south wall was seen to tremble. They were barely warned in time. The cot tage was completely demolished CHINA KEEPING ITS PROMISES. Information Sent to the State Depart ment by Mr. Rockhill. The Department of State has just re ceived a dispatch from Mr. Rockhill. com missioner of the I'nited States to China, dated the 8tli ultimo, in which hu reports that the Chinese government has made ar rangements satisfactory to the foreign dip lomatic representatives in Pekin for the erection of expiatory monuments in the foreign cemeteries in China that were dese crated during the Boxer uprising in the summer of 1000. Mr. Rockhill also informed the depart ment that an Imperial decree would prompt ly be issued by the Chinese government prohibiting for the period of two years the importation into China 'of firearms i.nd ammunition, as well us of material serving exclusively for the manufacture of arms and ammunition. ARMY ENGINEERS' SCHOOL,. Major Rlnclc Conferring With War Department Oilicials. Maj. William M. Black, Corps of En gineers, who commands the engineer sta tion at Wlllet's Point, N. Y., is in this city in conference with the officials of the War Department in regard to the transfer of the engineer school and the 3d Battalion of Engineers from Willet's Point to their new station at Washington barracks. Or ders for the transfer were issued by the War Department a few days ago and prep arations are now being made at the Wash ington barracks for the reception of the engineer troops. The Battalion of Engineers wiH bring to this city with them a fine band, which will prove a welcome addition to the military contingent at the national capital. If present plans can be put into effect the transfer of both the school and the battalion will be effected by the middle of next month. Maj. Black, who will com mand the new military station in this city, was formerly Engineer Commissioner of the District. Mac ARTHUR'S FITIRE COMMAND. Ha? Expressed Preference for the De partment of Colorado. A board of officers consisting of Major General Arthur Mac Arthur, Col. H. C. Hasbrook of the artillery and Col. Francis Moore, 11th Cavalry, with Captain Robert A. Brown, 4th Cavalry, as recorder, has been appointed to meet at the War De partment next Monday for the purpose of examining and submitting recommendations in all cases relative to the conferring of brevet rank and the awarding of medals of honor for distinguished services in the West Indian, Chinese and Philippine cam paigns. ? ' General MacArthur is now in Milwaukee and will come to this city In a Cew days. His service on the board of brevets will be only temporary, and at its conclusion he will be assigned to the command of one of the military departments. He has ex pressed a preference for the Department of Colorado, the headquarters of which are at Denver, and he will receive that assignment unless changes are made in the commands of the Departments of the Lakes and of the East, now held, respectively, by Gen erals Otis and Brooke. On his last visit to this city General Mac Arthur had the misfortune to lose a trunk containing his uniform, and consequently was unable to participate in the McKinley funeral ceremonies in this city. He was detailed to duty as a member of the special guard of honor, but for the reason indicated was unable to serve. REASONS WERE INSUFFICIENT. Order Regarding; Second-Claim Mall Rates Not to Be Changed. Several representatives of news com panies were given a hearing yesterday by the Postmaster General regarding the order regulating the postage on second-class mall matter, which goes Into effect October L A protest was made because of the ex clusion of publications which were issued solely for advertising purposes, and publi cations circulated by reason of p-emlums, the value of which exceeded thr, value of the publication. The first and third as sistant postmasters general were- present at the conference. There were no publish ers present, and the case made out by the news agency people was not deemed suffi ciently good to cause a change to be made In the order, which was promulgated July 17. MRS. McKINLEY HOLDS HER OWN. She Will Go Oat Driving Again This Afternoon. CANTON, Ohio, September 24.?There is little or no change this morning In Mrs. McKlnley's condition. The weather Is again favorable, bright and warm, for .the drives, and it is said that Mrs. McMcKIn ley will visit the cemetery during the fore noon and take a more extended drive in the afternoon. Departing Cahlaet Members. Secretary Long left Washington yester day afternoon to join Miss Long on the train which Is takln'g her home. Secretary Gage will leave Washington Thursday for Colorado, where he will pass his vacation. He expects to be gone until October 17. He was on his way to Colo rado when President McKinley was shot. He returned at once to Buffalo. As an every day up to data product The Evening Star leads all th? other papers in Wash ington. It has much the largest and best circulation in the city, among both men and women, and therefore has no rival as an advertising medium. THE INQUIRY PUT OFF Adjournment of the Schley Court MR. WILSON'S DEATH ANNOUNCED The Day's Proceedings Suddenly Ended. TO BE RESUMED TOMORROW The session of the Schley court of inquiry was brought to a sudden close today by the announcement at twelve minutes after ilio court had assembled of the sudden death of Mr. Jere M. Wilson of counsel for Ad miral Schley. The court wits promptly ad journed as a mark of respect for the emi nent lawyer. Admiral Dewey had opened the court promptly at 11 o'clock. Commander Bates, the chief engineer on the Texas, was the first of the witnesses called, and he was asked to approve the stenographic report of his testimony, which he did without sug gesting a single correction. The Judge advocate laid before the wit ness two questions by the court aj* follows: Q. Are you positive about the amount of coal Reported on hand on the Texas May 20? A. Yes, sir, as near as anybody could be positive of the amount of coal on board a ship. There is no absolutely cor rect means of telling the amount of coal on the ship. Q. Was the machinery of the Texas in good condition for service on May SI. A. I should say, by recollection, yes. I don't recollect anything wrong. Capt. Schroeder was called and certified to the correctness of the report of his tes timony, and he was told he could return to Guam. Albert B. Claxton, who served on board the I*exas as an assistant machinist, was called. Questions to place on the record of the court his name and duty on board the Texas were asked when an orderly brought in a message that had just been received over the telephone and was written on the back of an envelope. This was handed to one of the court officials. The expression on the face of the mes senger and the abruptness with which the message was brought within t'.ie railing about the court caused the proceedings to stop and every one looked on, feeling that something unusual had happened. Admiral Dewey kept his seat with an inquiring look on his face. Admiral Schley was sitti, ? r<t the table reserved for his use witi"1 his counsel. The message was placed in the hands of Mr. Rayner, and in whlsp?i%a words the fact that Mr. Jere Wilson of counsel for Admiral Schley had just died at the Shoreham Hotel was communicated to the court and to those in attendance on the trial. The scene at thut moment was tragic. A death-like stillness was on the court and assemblage. Those in the rear part of the room were In Ignorance of the nature of the news that was brought in. but they were affected by the attitude of those who surrounded the court. Admiral Dewey, who had risen from his place on hearing the news, was evidently greatly shocked. The Announcement to the Co art. The announcement was made to the court by Mr. Rayner In the following language: "I have a very sad announcement to make to the court. I have Just heard of the death of Judge Wilson. I left him at 10 o'clock this morning slightly Indisposed. I was with him until late last night. I saw him this morning at 8 o'clock and left him at 10. We have confirmed the rumor through the telephone that he has just died at the Shoreham Hotel, and I would respectfully ask the Court, if it meets with the approval of the court, to adjourn for today." Admiral De??y said: "I have to announce that owing to the death of Judge Wilson, of counsel, the court will adjourn for to day until tomorrow morning." Mr. Rayner said that s?. far as te could now see the counsel for Admira'i Schley would be able to proceed tomorrow, but he added that there would be a desire to attend the funeral when it occurrtd. Ad miral Dewey and Capt. Lemly agreed that this detail could be arranged later. The announcement of Judge Wilson's death created consternation not only among members of the court, but among the spec tators, and some minutes elapsed before people generally would accept the report. Mr. Wilson had been present In the court all dav yesterday, and while he had not participated to any great extent In the proceedings he had appeared physically active and wideawake to all that was said and done. Adnilrnl Schley Shocked. Admiral Schley upon hearing the news said: "The news is so shocking that I can not trust myself to give expression to my estimate of the man. I can only say that I have lost not only a clear headed and brilliant counsel, but also a dear and much beloved friend. I am shocked beyond measure at the news, and find myself un able to accept the report." Effect on the Inquiry. Admiral Dewey said that he did not think the proceedings of the court would be interfered with largely by Mr. Wilson's death. There wou'.d, he added, be an other adjournment on account of the funeral, but beyond that he did not antici pate there would be further cessation of the proceedings. "Judge Wilson's death," he added, "Is a severe loss. It is a loss not only to the community at large, but especially to the court at this time. His amiability, con servatism and long experience In public affairs rendered his presence here most acceptable. Personally, too, I have suf fered a severe bereavement in his death. We had been friends for twenty-flve years, and I had come to both love and respect him for his many excellent qualities of head and heart." Wltaeue* Slated (or Today. Witnesses were slated for today by tho Navy Department In the Schley court of inquiry, with the end in view of bringing out the facts concerning Admiral Schley's knowledge of the condition of affairs at Cienfuego8 before the arrival of the Mar blehead, under command of Captain Mc Calla, and at Santiago, when the flying squadron first read ed the vicinity of that port before making its retrograde move ment toward Key West. The friends of the admiral have claimed that he had no inti mation that he was expected to communi cate with the Cuban Insurgents on the shore, but the government has called Lieut. Spencer S. Wood, who was In command of the dispatch boat Dupont, with the view of showing that the commander-in-chief had the information previous to McCalla's ar rival. The commanders of the scout ships Yale, St. Paul and Minneapolis have also been called with the expectation on the part of the department of bringing out tes timony to the effect that Admiral Schley was notified upon his first arrival off San tiago of the presence of Cervura's fleet In side the harbor at that port. There are several of the witnesses, and It is not yet known how much time they may occupy, but whatever the length* of time necessary this is the next step to be taken after dis posing of the part taken by the Texas In the battle of July 3 and the loop made b; the Brooklyn at the beginning of that im portant day* * events.