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No. 15,560. WASHINGTON., D. 0., THURSDAY .fNEtARY 8, 1903-TWENTY PAGES. TWO CENTS.
THE UVENING STAR. PUMARNN DAILY, UXOEPT SUNDAY. is. 01m, nth Ant and PtasylvanIa AvemfL. T Evaing Star Newmpper meany. . I. xAUIAN3, VMmnL Now Yrk 08me: Tribun Billing. Chisok Ois: Tribase 3a0liag. The Evening Star Is served to subscribers in the city by carriers, on their own account, at 10 cents per week or 44 cents vr month. Copies at the counter & cents each. By mail-anywbere in the U.S. orbanada-postage prepaid-50 cents per tmonth. Saturday Star 32 pages. $1 per year; with top o potage ded,.60 41.tred at the Uos O at Washington, D. C. a dail su s must be paid in advane Rates of advertisia made known on apulicatior COLD WAVE IN SOUTH Snow is General .East of MISsisispi River. TRAINS ALL DELAYED NIGH WINDS PILE DRIFTS HIGH IN PLACES. The Conditions Are Somewhat Im proved Today Over Those of Last Night. LOVISVILLE. Ky.. January R.-The biiz zard conditions which prevailed yesterday and last night in Kentucky and Tennessee are in evidence today, although with dimin Ished force, In east Tennessee. Georgia. North Carolina and along the Atlantic coast. Fnow is general east of the Mississippi river and freezing temperatures extend to the southern half of the cotton belt. Snow fell all night In the mountains of east Ten nessee and western North Caroliria. and train service through the mountains is hampered. All trains from the north were late In ar riving in Louisville this morning, both the Monon and Big Four Chicago trains being reported four hours behind time. South of Louisville the railroads experienced no de lay, as the snowfall was light. The tem perature in Louislille at noon was 20 de grees, with the forecast for continued cold. Telegraph facilities to the southwest, which were disarranged yesterday by rea son of adverse weather conditions, showed a decided improvement today. SNOW AT MAYSVILLE, KY. High Wind Prevailed and Piled Up Big Drifts. CINCINNATI, Ohio, January 8.-A Mays ville, Ky., dispatch says that a blizzard ex ceeding anything of the kind for years raged at that place last night. Snow fell to such a depth as to temporarily suspend street car traffic, while in many places the wind blew the snow Into drifts several feet deep. URGHERS DRAFT PETITION. They Ask General Amnesty and Other Important Concessions. PRETORIA, Transvaal, January 8.-An influential meeting of burghers yesterday drafted an address for presentation to Co lonial Secretary Chamberlain and the legis lative council, embodying the views of the leaders. Among the recommendations are general amnesty, the maintenance of the Transvaal's ante-bellum regulations regard ing natives, the importation of cattle by the government and their sale to the burghers at actual cost, and the abolition of the South African constabulary. Geum. Botha, De Wet and Delarey strongly urged the necessity for a moderate attitude and organization to assist the pres ent government. Gen. Botha reported that $525,000 had been collected in America and Europe for the re lief of destitute Boers. BOLD CHICAGO ROBBERS. fang Bob Two Saloons and Kill One Proprietor. CHICAGO, January 8.-A gang of rob bers created much excitement in the west ern part of the city last night. One of them was captured during a robbery of a saloon and later three of his companions who had escaped robbed another saloon and killed the proprietor. The first robbery was In the saloon of Robert Koehier, 183 West 22d street. Four men compelled the proprietor and several men who were in the place to remain quiet while they robbed the cash register. A small boy gave the alarm, and two police men hurried to the place. The robbers fled, and in the chase Sergt. Rose captured Ed. Fitzgerald. The companions of FItzgerald attempted to kill Sergt. Rose, but he held Fitzgerald in front ot him, and the prisoner was twice hit by the bullets of his friends who were firing at the officer. Two hours after the robbery of the Koehier saloon three men, supposed to be the same as those as had figured in the first robbery, entered the saloon of Anton Dutiek at ti2.7 California avenue and at tempted to rob the place. The proprietor showed fight and was shot and instantly killed by one of the robbers. All three of the men escaped. GOY. DACHELDER INST ALTLn. New Hampshire Executive Pavors Ex hibit at St. Louis. CONCORD. N. H., January 8.-Governor Nahumn J. Bachelder was today formally installed In ofice. In his inaugural mes sage he advised an Intelligent presentation of the state's advantages at the St. Louis exposition. Referring to education, Gov. Bachelder ex pressed the belief that it would be just and consistent that the state should to some ex tent contribute to the expenses of Dart mouth College when the instiution's in come from other sources in insufficient. POUND DBAD IN HER HOME. Alleged Niece of George Was=ington Died in Poverty. CHICAGO. January 8. - Miss Catharine Thompson. an aged woman of Waukegan, Ill., who claimed to be a niece of George WashIngton, has been found dead at her home. She had lived alone, and from Indi cations had been dead a week when found. She was in poor circumstances, and had recently received aid from the county. She had refuaed to go to the poor house, saying that a niece of the first President of the United States should never be sent there. BAD SITUATION IN TOLEDO. Physieian's Certiflcate Required to~ Purchase a Ton of CoaL. TOIEDO, Ohio. January 8.-The coal situ ation in Toledo has reaehed the point where a physicians certiflcate is required by local coal dealers before they will sell even .a ton ef coal. The certiacate, must show that there is.- illness in the home of the wouild be pierchasera amid that coal Is necessary as a safe-guard for the patient.. Fie in Cleveland Y. N. C. A. CLEVELAND, Ohio, January 8.-FIre early today parltally destroye#I th'e central buildng o( the Young Men's Citristian As sean at the earnet of Prospect and Erie streets. The loseebto the asociation ad t9 the merchants -occupying stoes on, this gropad Boor of the building wRi-aggregate SASpartialy cvrtJinsurance. The BTERNBERG COMING TO TAKE CHARGE OF THE GE, MAN EMBASSY. He May Be Appointed Ambassador if Dr. Von Holleben's Health Fails. BERLIN, January 8.-Baron Speck von Sternberg, the German consul general at Calcutta. has been appointed charge d'af faires at Washington during the absence of the ambassador, Dr. von Holleben, on sick leave, Chancellor von Buelow regard ing the business at Washington as so Im portant at present as to require a special substitute for the ambassador. The infer ence naturally follows that Baron Speck von Sternberg will succeed Dr. von, Ho leben as ambassador should the latter's health prevent his return. This inference is confirmed by the fact that Chancellor von Buelow, months ago, was understood to have the baron in view as Dr. von Hol leben's ultimate successor. Besides, Presi dent Roosevelt, it was reported here two months ago, had expressed approval of Baron Speck von Sternberg, should the emperor desire to send him to Washington. Dr. von Holleben has notified the foreign office that he will sail from New York on Saturday. His health was so bad during his recent leave of absence that his audi ence with the emperor was postponed for six weeks, as Dr. von Holleben was feel Ing too ill to see his majesty. It Is'under stood that the ambassador's present leave of absence is unlimited, and that it will certainly exceed six months. Dr. von Hol leben has heretofore found Carlsbad the most favorable place for regaining his strength, and he will probably go there upon his arrival In Germany. Baron Herman Speck von Sternberg was formerly secretary of the German embassy at Washington. He was one of the Ger man commissioners at the Samoan confer ence and was conspicuous in the negotia tions following the outbreak of trouble in China, when he was recalled from Wash ington to Berlin for a conference with the authorities there. The baron's appointment as consul general at Calcutta was a recog nition of his services. On December 5, 1900, Baron von Sternberg was married in London' to Miss -Langham, the daughter of a wealthy mine owner of Idaho, and a niece of Arthur Langham of Louisville, Ky., where she spent most of her girlhood. QUARANTINE AT GUAYAXAS. No One From Mazatlan Allowed to Leave Plague City. TUCSON, Ariz., January 8.-Information to the Star from the office of the secretary of state of Hermosillo concerning the plague situation is as follows: "The strictest quarantine is maintained at Guayamas against Mazatlan. A cordon of soldiers has been established from tide water on the boundary lines between the states of Sonora and Sinaloa, the soldiers being stationed Within sight of each other along the entire distance, with instructions to shoot any one endeavoring to pass the line. The strictest kind of patrol is kept along the coast. "No passports are issued to ships to clear from Guayamas, and no ships are allowed to enter from any point. Guayamas is de pending entirely on her own resources for subsistence. "The most thorough system of fumigating and sanitary regulation has been adopted. "Governor Isabel brands the reports of the last few days, to the effect that the plague has secured a foothold in Guayamas or any of the border towns between Guaya mas and Sinaloa as false. RUN ON SAVINGS BANK. Foreign Depositors at Schenectady Misunderstood a Report. SCHENECTADY, N. Y., January 8.-Be cause of misapprehension regarding the re cently issued report of State Superintendent of Banks Kilburn there was a run today on the Schenectady Savings Bank, one of the oldest and most conservative banking in stitutions in the state. The demonstration was confined almost entirely to foreign speaking persons. When the report of the banking department appeared it was trans lated by volunteer interpreters into the lan guage spoken by the various foreigners working in this city. The criticism of trust companies and rec ommendations regarding legislation affect ing them produced a bad effect upon these people, as they did not understand the mat ter. and in a mysterious manner a fear gained ground that all was not well with the savings bank here, in which thousands of them deposit their savings. Scores of them withdrew their money from the bank yesterday, and today when the doors of the institution were opened there was a large crowd of excited foreigners who demanded their deposits. They were promptly paid, the bank officers, in anticipation of a run, having prepared for it over night. At noon every one had received what was demand ed. The true situation was explained to the foreigners, and gradually the run de creased. FOR CHURCH EXTENSION. Meeting of Episcopalians in Chicago Last Night. CHICAGO, January 8.-EpiscopalIans of Chicago started a movement for church ex tension last-night at a mass meeting at the auditorium. Before the gathering had been dismissed pledges aggregating many thou sands of dollars to carry on the work, both at home and in foreign lands, had been subscribed. The speskers included Right Rev. iV. E. MeLar'en. bishop bf Chicago; Rev. James Stone. rector of St. Joseph's Church; Right Rev. C. S. Plartridge. missionary bisliop of Kyoto, Japan, and the bishop coadjutor, Righrt Rev. C. P. Anderson, REV. JONES LECTURES WOMEN. Says They Should Know Hoy to Do Kitchen Work. CHICAGO. January 8.--"A girl who can not make and bake bread, compound a pud ding and wash anid iron her own shirt waist is a fraud upon young American woman hood," declared the Rev. Jenkin Lloyd Jones before the National Housewives' As sociation at their meeting yesterday. "And you, mothers and housewives, are to blame for the common feeling of your daughters against kitchen service. "This servant girl question," he con-' tinued,~ "is beosuing more vital than trusts, .tariff, or anything else in the nation's cate gory of unsettled things. It affects the home and family, the most -sadred Institu tions in the land, and has much to do with the unhappines of the nations. The idea that kitchen work is menial must be cor rected. and the lessons must begin at home in every hbme." Santa F1. .ise Wages. CHICAGO, hsanr &.-The damau for' an increase in pay of the esgineers and Aireien of the At'ahisoes Topgka and Santa will reeie fom ib 6~,ros n AN ADVANCE MADE CASTRO AGREES TO AiITRATION OF THE HAGUE. Says Nothing About Payment of Xoney to the Allies-The Blockade Matter. Minister Bowen has transmitted to the State Department another reply from Pres ident Castro to the allies' latest arbitration proposition. Castro again accepts the broad principle - of arbitration, and especially agrees to submit to The Hague these par ticular claims, something he has not hith erto done. However, though this marks an advance, Castro has not replied to the al lies' demand for a preliminary cash pay ment,*nor has he abated his own demand that the blockade be stopped as a condition precedent to the negotiations. The Way Clearing. Nevertheless, the officials feel that the way is clearing for an adjustment. It now appears that, as already .foreshadowed in some of the European dis-patches, there is a reasonable prospect that the Venezuelan trouble can be settled without invoking the machinery of The Hague tribunal. Minister Bowen has been definitely named by Castro as his commissioner, and if the few points relative to conditions precedent are settled amicably, it is the expectation that the British and German governments will name their ambassadors at Washington as commissioners in their own behalf to confer -with Minister Bowen. It is now stated that the commission will meet at Washington when it does come together, with instructions from the principals to en deavor to adjust the Venezuelan dispute out of hand. Minister Bowen's Confidence. Minister Bowen seems to be imbued with confidence in his ability to effect that kind of settlement, which, being much more quickly reached than any decision that could be expected from the pondorous Hague tri bunal, is regarded as preferable by all parties to the negotiations. If Mr. Bowen's expectation is not realized, under further instructions, the commissioners will proceed according to the original plan to draw up the protocol prescribing the conditions upon which the issues between the parties shall be submitted to the arbitration of The Hague tribunal. It is improbable, in the judgment of the officials here, that the blockade will be raised until the commissioners do one of these two things: Eitherhreach a complete agreement for settlement or sign a protocol providing for arbitration. In the latter case, even though a technical and final ad justment cannot be realized until The Hague tribunal has announced its decision, the blockade will not be continued during the pendency of the proceedings here, for the protocol will be regarded as sufficient to bind President Castro, providing the con ditions precedent required by the allies are complied with. McCALL'S STATEMNT READ. Testimony Relative to Charges Heard by Comhnittee. The committee on commerce of the Sen ate met this morning and heard testimony relative to charges against Henry McCall, representative of the "lily whites" in Louis iana, who has been nominated by the Pres ident as collector of the part of New Or leans. Mr. McCall is charged with having failed to account to the court for $2,600 left by an old colored woman, Sukey Jackson, for whom he had been appointed curator. All the members of the committee were present at the hearing this morning except Senators Penrose and Mason, and Senator Frye, the chairman, presided. Mr. McCall appeared with several friends and his attorney. while the regular repub licans of Louisiana were represented by Simeon Belden, former attorney general of Louisiana. The meeting was held with closed doors, only those immediately inter ested in the proceedings being admitted. It is said that Mr. McCall read a long statement to the committee, acknowledging that he had received the 2,600 as curator of Sukey Jackson, and upon her death a will was discovered which left the money to colored residents of Mr. McCall's plantation. He stated that he had paid these peop:e regularly each year since Sukey Jackson's death interest at the rate of 6 per cent, and that he had never probated the will, as he desired to avoid expense to the estate. Members of the committee questioned Mr. McCall on the validity of the will of the woman for whom he had been appointed curator on the ground that she was an im becile, the will referred to having been made after such appointment. The committee also heard Mr. Pugh,- at torney for Mr. McCall, in his behalf. Mr. Pugh stated that Mr. McCall had acted in this matter entirely upon his advice and that while the course pursued was not in his opinion illegal, he intimated that it might be regarded as irregular. The committee then concluded the hearing for today by deciding to hear Mr. Beiden in reply to Mr. McCall tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock. ON THE DISTRICT BILL. Hearings Were Not Concluded Today, as Expected. Hearings on the District appropriation bill will not be concluded today, as 'expected. The board of charities took up the time at both morning p~nd afternoon sessions today. Col. Allen of the engineers' bureau of the War Department will be heard tomorrow nrornirag on the highway .and Aqueduct bridges. Representatives of the Washing ton Gas Company have also asked for a hearing tomorron,. The bill may be comn pleted by the end of the week. Chairman Babcock Still Absent. Owing to the absence of Chairman Bab cock-fromi the city, no meeting of the House committee on the District of Columbia was held today, There .ls nothing- of pressing importance before the committee at the present time. Oyster Feast at the CapitoL. Former Representative Harry Libby of Virginia provided his. eighteenth annual oyster feast for members of the House and Senate press galleries today. A bar rel of large oysters was'on hand fresh from the oyster beds and the contents were served during the afternoon. Petroleuzh for Greece, Consul F. W. Jackson sends the following from' Patras, Decefnber 1, to the State De partment: "ini view of the opinion, current in - this section, that the .trade in petroleum whieh the United States ha.s been tenjoying -for eome time with this market is in jeopardy teom Russia 'and Ronmania, it is ~inter esting end encouraging to note that the Greek ministry of finance has just plag a very heavy order with the, same Aminr .can firm that supplied the needs of e country last year. The order caler 301A00i case of refined petrolam, qu, lifet in gmi*to 1,OO10iM 6ii we camso the boye are ttae u!iwsaen of V.olo SPags sgeaiutng 2U,010 ca for' AT THE HOUSE East Ent-]B Be Alone SPOONER I OPPOSITION WIBCONSN ?TOR 2tNT SOME TMN WIT3 PRESIDENT. St. Louis Post Offlee Discussed by Rep resentative Ba oldt-Two Good Virgi Offees. It has been decid that the north door of the White House, many years the en trance for official, personal, social and sight-seeing visitors o the Executive Man sion, will fever agaif be used generally as an entrance for all lqnds of people. In the future it will be a' private entrance, as much so as the door bf any private house in the city. The entrance bereafter will be through the east terrace, near the treasury building. This will be true as to receptions and all classes of vistjors to the White 'House except close personal friends. It is proposed to open the Abast room of the White House to Vis orsiat an early date, and for the throngsl w*, will be admitted daily, as was the'baqe before the beginning of work on the White House, the entrance will be through the east terrace, into the basement of the building and then up. the broad, new ste'psr t4 the east room. By this method the. dilly throngs of sight seeing visitors fir'nm all over the country can pass in and ou$ of the White House without in the leastcausing inconvenience to members of th'6 fspimik or intruding upon the privacy of the #residential household. The grounds in frot of the White House will probably not bebpen to visitors pass ing through or looibing around, although this has not been delded upon. A force of six policmen has been detailed to take charge of tile entrance to the east terrace. Two of these Wil be on duty ev ery eight hours. -They Irill be assisted by the force of ushEs, to6,which Congress is expected to makd soehir& additions. The policemen and the tbrs =Fill handle the visitors passing in oaft of the White House. The additio" t the White House have caused a lafenfcrme in the police and. usher force. !' usher and four ushers, aided by a pollill officers, were amply sufficient to t e cs of all the vis itors during all por~oris -at the day and night at the Whith lbn4e btore the altera tions were made. I1ra matn there were. few police officeri 4 EWat throigT the building at night. Tr sum force of ushers and policemen Is now staImned at the pri vate door, .while sixgoltcemen act as ush ers, doorkeepers af iafchmen at the President's odices snlanotbir six have been detailed for thd sameddtyst the new pub lic entrance to the 'Wh House. This makes -twelve additimnal' Wlicemen neces sary in the AlIdh1jjbesV=m several extra men who are statiami St tiW gates and elsewhere. I For Parket fvsneVmident. RepresenstiveA PugsleW -t NeW Yorkbft sented Joseph A. ule - dabodet, 'ivho will -represent .he '- teenth district of New York 4n the next Congress. Mr. Pagsley's present distrpt was. divided into two districts by the New York legislature. Mr. Pugsley was defeated for re-election by a republicap, while Mr. Goulden defeated #is republican opponent "We Are for Judge Patket for the demo cratic nomination for Prisident next year." said Mr. Goulden: "and next to him our choice is ex-Secrefary Olney. I don't think there is the least'question of the ability of Judge Parker to carry- New York in the next presidential election. Everybody ad mits that he coufd have been e'ecte& gov ernor last year ifthe had been nominated. President Roosevelt Is a popular man, but his personality Was involved as nruch in the election last year 'as it will be in the election next year. The fact that he will himself be before the people next year will not add any norestrength to the re publican forces Jn New York than they possessed in Ndemb* last. So there doesn't seem to beoanf uestion that Judge Parker can carry "New York in November of next year. Hetcan and will unite more democrats in New-York and elsewhere than any other democrat in the country, and the feeling throughout the country is growing immensely in his favor." Opposition to'Spooner. Senator Spooner of Wisconsin spent some time with t e Presidept today. Despite as surances tlM t come from Wisconsin that Senator Spooner has e~jough pledges to in .sure his re-election bysthe incoming legis lature of his state, the Jact that candidates allied with Governor tafollette are mak ing their appearance in the field indicates that there will be opposition to Senator Spooner. It is llkewise pointed out that Governor Lafollette would probably not be so foolish, politically, as to begin a contest against Senator Spooner unless he felt con fident that he could turn the situation as he desires. It is a fact well known that Senator Spooner has sufficient written pledges to insure his return to the Senate, but the Lafollette followers declare that there is nothing binding in these pledges in the face of the faet that -Senator Sipooner Would not him~elf.iake pledges as to sup ,porting the platforam upon which Governor Lafollette was elected chief executive. In other words, that -when the pledges were made they were given with an idea that Senator Spooner would be in friendly ac cord with, the state administration and its promiss ta .the 1epe. The doctrine of some of 'the Lafiette followers is that friends of the guwerfor in the legislature are perfeecly justMed i refusing ldb comply with their' -~dai long as Senator Spooner .eri m~ing the admnin Istration of his eemgt with it on state natters. -It is not Moep~hether this sub ject ~ ~ W~cnsin sena EsIaflM Offie. Repermsentive i u of St. 1ouis ffis cussed several gliieu ~of~ee znatters with the.-Presidenm to$ The St. Louis postmnaatarhip mga ngtave been one of them, but it is a nteresting ques tion in St.. Louise..4 time. The fight against the tenoemt h'f F. W. Baum hoff Is pending bEmed t Office De partment, not h=Mu -kh@the Presi dent. It wIl *oos I~ks.however, and prontss to fid cnlt case for softion. Charg* sme .time ago 'ek4 with the t - Department agnt BaumhoE t ti-e'term will expire in~ F 1 ~unh ham filed h1 wg i to t? A dasUtn the ls few Sk' a senid~aag a vio usfigtt retain i. -positiop.a Boud ~ bis1~a have eome .est hereein oieymana i -gli ad j0 l pe~li o olittegl dela and eten W. Be~,a St. theis anese sutN 601E slae lo ti4. of sta C* SANTA CARNEGIE' scores of bygone years. Representative Joy of St. Louis has been talked of in con nection with the St. Louis post office in case Baumhoff is not reappointed. Post master Baumhoff is now in Washington. Two Good Virginia Offices. Among a number of southern appoint ments that the President is wrestling ener getically with at this time are those of collector of customs at Norfolk and post master of the same city. The collectorship is especially sought by a number of candi dates. George E. Bowden, republican national committeeman, and Park Agnew, republican state chairiman of Virginia, have iecommended Maj. R. G. Banks for the col lectorship and Capt. H. B. Niehols for post magter- to succeed Col. J. R. Waddy, the Incumbent. The two places are more or less involved. The President has not been fol lowing the recommendations of the Vir ginia organization as closely as he could, and it is not likely that he will follow the recommendations in both of these cases. Maj. Banks is oppoqed fby a nixmber of can didates, tive stronged -pe at this time being Hugh Gordon- Miller. the assistant United States attorney for the eastern district of Virginia. Mr. Miller has never affiliated to a gtisfactory degree with the Virginia or ganization. but be has talkehpaft hi nearty every political campaign in the country for R~Umber _o4 gra, .s'reaIing 1or the rpub tickt. Dauie of hie activitydn.this WditbionA - ft -is dhi (ed6 itame hiittfor celle A e Presidet is seward it republicans wirftetively aided in the last Congressional campaign, and among (he' Virginians who did duty in this line were Mr. Miller and Col. J. Hampton Hoge, Who has also been suggested for collector. Col. Hoge declares that he would not be a candidate for collector unless the Virginia organization sees- fit to select - him and recommend him. Without this indorse ment he will not allow his name to be con sidered. The chances strongly favor Mr. Miller for collector. For postmaster the situation is undecided, with a leaning to Postmaster Waddy, who has an efficient record and much political support outside of his state, Representative Graham of Pittsburg pre sented Ed. W. Dewey of Pittsburg, presi dent of the Allegeny River Improvement Association, who is here to urge Congress to make some additional appropriations for the improvement of the Allegeny river. . Representative Tayler, who retires from Congress as the representative of the Can ton,- Ohio, district, presented to the Presi dent his successor, James Kennedy of Youngstown. Senators Foster and Turner of Washing ton presented a number of prominent Washington men, among them being Rob ert Moran, the shipbuilder of Seattle, ex Governor McGraw and Andrew Burleigh. Representative Jones presented Represen tative-elect W.. E. Humphreys, who will be the new member of the lower House from Washington. The President had a call from a delega tion of New York people who are inter ested in securing a pardon for a man froru that state now serving time in a federal prison. The delegation was headed by Rep resentative Lessler, and among the others were James E. March, warden of the port of New York; Judge Henry M. Heyman, Johin McNulty and Rev. James P. O'Brien, rector of St. Paul's Old Catholic Church, New York city. LOSS OF THE DEEA&DNAUGHT. Went Ashore on a Nova Scotiana Shoal. The Department of State has received information concerning the destruction of the American schooner Dreadnaught of Gloucester, Mass., William A. Wentzel, master. The Dreadnaught, laden with salt her ring, was making her way from New foundland to'Gloucester. She was covered with ice and in an almost unmanageable condition when, trying to make the har bor of Sunenburg, Nova Scotia, en ac .count of approaching -storm, she -ran agroundl on a shoal at the entrance of the 4aabor. '1he schoener's dory being unft, for use-and -the easterly storm inmessing dn stoiedee, -the .eght -meen on tse smead--I naught .found themelves in a -dangerous condition. After 'a time -the steam -tug Magpie of Sunenburg went to the assist ance of the Dreadnaught, but found it im possible at the turn of the tide to pull her off the shoal. They thexi took off the eight men of the Drea~dtaught, landing them in safety at Stnburg. Soon aftei he'recue was accomplished a furious snow storni set in, and before the next morning the Dread naught; was entirely submerged. The res (sing .party of the Magpie consisted of George W. ifaas, captain, with Henry M. -Naas and Jes 'naner. NOTmE COEL INQUIBY Proposed Investigui~n of usi Tzans-. p~oto Moestion. - A .-tg=fan tbosrsing the goaseem Ifmittee -on anrcant 4flnllse andSahamies to duvistigate ie hoie aubiestef'eos traas at a -meeting this-qrng be- .~J e~ RETURN VISIT. required, both anthracite and bituminous, to meet all demands If the coal can be ob tained from the m'nes. F. A. Chappelle of New London, Conn.; Capt. H. A. Dean of the Stable Coal Company's fleet and Edward C. Plummer, secretary of the Atlantic Car riers' Association, were heard in opposition to.the resolution. It was pointed out that the freight rates on coal are apparently high by reason of the fact that coal-carry Ing vessels are obliged to remain at their docks for thirty and even sixty days await ing cargoes, and hence are compelled to pay heavy demurrage rates, which necsesarily Increases the cost of transportation. The inquiry drifted into a discussion of the general proposition of coal transporta tion as related to all parts of the country, the question of Interstate commerce and the advisability of the repeal of coastwise laws altogether and to permit foreign vessels not only to carry coal between American ports, but other comnmodities as well. As it Is necessary to get coal to sea ports by rail before it can be shipped from one port to another, the power of the committee, If so directed by the House, will enable it to In quire Into the causes which operate to pre vent both anthracite, and bituminous from being shipped from the mInes Irn sufficient qupatities to meet the pressing demands. (I PNEFUXATIC TUBE= IN CHICAG. Iaft Ziy far Beception of Bids for n Today isthe last dy for the reception of taids fer the Installation of the pneumatic tue system of mad distribution in Chi eago.. The Post Office Department has re ceived a number of bids from various to res. They iave been placed In the vault in the o c of the second assistant postmaster general and will remain there until it Is decided when they shall be open ed. The advertisement for the bids pro vided that all proposals should be In the office of the second assistant postmaster general by 4 o'cloc today. All bids after today will be returned to the bidders un opened. Mr. Shallenberger, the second as sistant postmaster general, said this morn Ing that the matter would be taken up im mediately, and there might be something done this evening or tomorrow morning. All the bids that were- sent In answer to the previous- advertisement have been rejected, he said.- He could not say what would be done with the present bids or whether the estimates of the contractors would come within the appropriation made for the pur pose. If they do not, the bids will be re jected and a new offer made. LIVE9LY MIGHT ENPECTED. Opposition to Putting iabor Bureiu in New Department. Representative Mann, in charge of the bill creating a. department of commerce and labor, Is making strenuous effots to soget . cosieyo forave benllacey theue At the same otie Mr. Mann secn workistat potmaergeinefr this will temi thmere uamign it isppositdohn to he inlusion open te deatmeriseofntabor i the bidw pro Labortha leroposals shuttdn bor inte ofcofthe s econtmestnt otestm -aster todmymiean beeedt they bidr sun oened. Mr. thaefbrgerA thisecnas-o thease, potaereer,,lsaitd illsb morn ingt the matrofte woudse an up Im-l meitlafhr ight be exmected. doethsepren ttvemorreori. Al th bomidss tha wese In fanswer toche whc sai Hemeudnsy what ould the doe it the present bidsa orystero the etinawhec ofa the ontrtroud comte wihinse ypRpresenatin morel fo thennu poe. ISecrey on the reasrylthe con jetroedanf-ahewurreerme.ee te am eresna.ver Mann.l int cha of thes getnconsrtionsefor the bilobthega House At theectate treormn s wch eeme to b unevrcoygnitindedr thiln the membr recamag of op ostioy th.nluino the conarnment of- labr and thenew drne aohr leruers fom~e pting wabo rcinto atthe ~ewneaten. whte the ill waster committeerand believed theya frisc-r eeided i her efranse.iis tiswade not thase hweera,, ttopostonhe will benaore on the .lor oafer therue, aere *aeliveed A Cur emane Comemwssio Propoed are in terst oeta ystem of the d --onee. e arisuea~fo *m-choer sa lF When a newspaper goes into the homes it has ad vertising value. The Star is delivered by carrier to 92Y2% of the occupied homes of Washington. BEATEW BY STRIKERS More Evidence of Lawless ness Submitted. ONE WOMAN WITNESS HER HUSBAND HAD BEEN NEAE LY KILLED. She Went to Hir Aid in Vain-Tilt Be. tween Judge Gray and Mitchell. PHILADELPHIA, January R.-The first witness called by counsel for the non union miners before the coal strike commis mion today was Mrs. Lilly Stevenson of Schuylkill county, whose husband worked during the strike in the Silver Brook col liery of the Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron Company. She was an eye wit ness to an assault made upon her husband by strikers. She said that after her hus band had been knocked down twice she picked up a stone and threw it at the men committing the assault. She was then seized and held while the beating continued. Her husband was internally injured. Mrs. Robert Robinson of Tower City told of an attack being made on her home be csuse her husband worked during the strike. She was particularly bitter against her brother-in-law, James Lewis, who she said led the mob. Harry Curnow of Hazleton, an extra en gineer, said he struck, but as the union gave him no relief he returned to work on August 23. On August 23. while on his way to work, he said he was attacked by a crowd of unknown men and beaten into un consciousness. Michael We!don of Mahanoy City, a fire boss, employed by the Reading Company, said strikers refused to allow him to go to work and that his house was damaged by dynamite. Thomas Feeley, another Reading Com pany fire boss, said he was dragged from a street car and severely beaten while on his way to work. Mine Foreman Beaten. Anthony Ferguson, outside foreman at the North Mahanoy colliery, said he was beaten while on his way to work. On cross-exami. nation he said he had never cheated the men under him. Ferguson said he recognised two of his assailants and that they were arrested and convicted. Commissioner arker asked if the twg.men had been ex pelled by the miners' union, and Terrence Ginley, a member of the executive board of the United Mine Workers, was called and asked if the men had been expelled. He replied that he did not know. He explained that the union' had done all in its power to prevent lawlessess, Chairman Gsay askeid what had been.done to raise the or ganization out of the mira -end darkness that the testimony had tended to show. President *ltebell took exception to Judge Gray's remari* and said the Cat companies were bringing witnesses here to testify against strikers and indirectly against miners' union. 1We criM had boeh tasteh on the union, Mitchell aid, and he Od 9 want the imp n to out that It ws being dragged ,= eat. r -.Gray said the testimoYT betore the commission certainly involved the union and he would like to see the union disentangle itsel. Judg'e Gray mentioned the Shenandoah riot and said he had not heard a word of evidence that one union man in the crowd of a thousand men and boys present when Beddell was killed cried: "Shame on you!" Ken Afraid to Testify. Continuing Ginley said many -hen would not testify before the commission for fear of being discharged, aid cited the case of a man named Clark employed at the Bast colliery, near Scranton, who was refused work after he had testified. The commis sioners made a note of this case and said they would look Into 1t. Ginley, in answer to a question by Commissioner Wright, said many of the coal and iron poligemen had bad characters, several having served time in jail. Counsel for the non-union Mief! then called President Mitchell to the stand and asked him what action the union took against the three men who killed a man named Sweeney near Nanticoke. Mitch'ell said the men were not members 6f the union at the time. D. M. Lauterman and Thomas Harley of Shenandoah told of being attacked by a mob. Lauterman was riddled with buck shot and permanently injured. After several other witnesses had testi fled to acts of violence alleged to have bteen committed. by the strikers counsel for the miners interrupted the proceedings by say ing that President George F. Baer of the Reading Company and John Markie . had told President Roosevelt that twenty-onte murders had been committed in the ';ai regions during the strike and he Wtanted the onerators to have an opportunity to prove this assertion. Mr. Mitchell said: "We reqgyest them te prove It." Chairman Gray replied: "We will also re quest them to do so. We want to h~ear all the cases where murder was involved." A recess was then taken until 2:15 p.. MICHIGAN LEGISLATURE. Members Listen to the Message From Gov. iss.= LANSING, Mich., January 8.-The Mich Igan legislature, in- joint session today in representatiire hall, listened to the messge of GJov.A. T. Bliss. It was devoted entirely to state issues. The governor reviewed the work of the state tax commission at length and highly commended It. He showed that ince 1899, when the commission began Its work, the assessed valuation of the state has increased from 168,00,000 to 51,418,000, 000. Goev. Bliss reconmmnda that the pow -e et the ommannio be increased -so as to make It the final e..amizur authority of the state. Goev. Bliss will send the follotring nom inatIons to the 'senate this afternoon: Railroad commissiner, Theron W. At wood of Tuscola; bankingr .epmnissioner. Gleo. W. Moore of St. Clair; insurance com missioner, James V.. Barry qfIngham; labor commissioner, Scott Griswold of K~ent; dair'y and food commissioner, Alfred W. Smith o( Lenawee; salt inspector, John Porter of Saginaw; tax commissioner (full term). A. P. Frqeeman of Washtenaw; tax an.=misolner, to fill vacaney, Manville lents of Marquette-- The remnalnedr of the gove-nor's appohinmets will be withheld until,uext week JOLI.r IR. 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