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No. 15,561. WASHINGTON, D. C., FRIDAY, JAliTA1RY 9, 1903-TWEN'Y PAGES. TWO CENTS.
TUE 33V1EN STAB. P9 .:9M DAILY, UE T SMUNDAY. iMftbs, 184h btes6 and 1ngivnia eh A, 2U Uveig Srt Newlipr Ounpaay. L 3. EAUFhAM, 14Auient. V Tb Sm sess&lihg. olg Oase: Trn haltg The Ureatg Star is served to aubscribers to the elty by earriers. on their own account at 10 cents jerwe o r44 cents per amonth. &Pw at the cents each. By mal-anyw in the U.S. 6raanada-ptage irepaid-0cents per onth. Saturday Star 32 Ws. 61 per year; with flee t the ioet oe at Washington. D. C., s mecd-class mail miatter.) 7Almail asubscriptiom smast be paid in advaner Rates of advertists made =nown an apolleatior VIRTUALLY A RECALL Dr. Von Holleben Loses Kai ser's Favor. ATTACKED BY PAPERS KANY INSTANCES OF BAD DIPLO MACY CITED. Keld Accountable for Some of the In judicious Moves of Ein peror W liam. BERLIN, January 9.-Ambassador von Siolleben's leave of absence from Washing ton is pretty generally received here as be lng his virtual recall, due, it is said, to the dissatisfaction of the government with his Management of the Venezuelan affair. This Is asserted without reserve in important newspapers and no official denials have yet been forthcoming. It seems that the government feels it was nisled, er at least not fully informed by the Washington embassy respecting Pres! dent Roosevelt's attitude when he was re quested to arbitrate the Venezuelan dis pute. The opinion is also that Dr. von Hol leben's dispatches regarding the policy of the United States in the Venezuelan busi ness and Its general foreign- policy have been neither adequate nor precise. Cause of His Unpopularity. A variety of other reasons may have con tributed to the lack of confidence In the ambassador. The Vossiche Zeitung, for in stance, attributes importance to the tele gram sent by Emperor William to Mrs. Kipling on March 5, 189. when Kipling was II1 in Now York. The newspaper as sumes that Er. von Holleben counseled the sending of the telegram and that the em poror, espetitily since the publication of Kipling's recent poem, "The Rowers," feels he was ill advised. Emperor William when Kipling was ill, wired as follows to Mrs. Kipling: "BERLIN, March 5. 1899. "Mrs. Rudyard Kipling, Hotel Grenoble, New York: "As an enthusiastic admirer of the in eomparable works of your husband I await with anxiety news of his condition. God grant that he may be spared to you and to all who are thankful to him for the heart moving manner in which he has sung the deeds of our great, common race. (Signed) "WILLIAM 1. R." Other Charges Against Him. Dr. von Holleben's critics also aver that he showed an unskillful hand in the great clampagne war and in the Witte incident, and aleo in permitting himself to become the object of press attacks, even though unjustly. The matter of the statue of Frederick the Great is also remembered. with Its indifferent reception by part of the American people. This, it is alleged. Dr. von Holleben ought to have foreseen, and he should have dissuaded the emperor rom offering the statue to the United States. GMAT WORE WITH BIG GUN. three-Mile-Distant Moving Target Struck at Second Shot. BAN FRANCISCO, January 9.-Extraor dinary accuracy in marksmanship has cut short -the heavy gun practice at the Pre sidio, the government reservation. The 12 Inch guns were to be brought into play, and the target was a wooden structure, py ramidal -in shape, aboust twelve feet long at each base line and about eight feet high. It was towed oceanward tsy a tug with a long towline, and -while at seven miles an hour was to be 4a When the target was abem~e miles from shore and under to'w it appeared to be about the size of a man's hand. It was then that ('orp. Regan fired a 12-inch gun. 'The shet struck about eight yards aste rn of the moving mark. Carefully Rtenn aimed the secrndl missile, and scarcely had the ree:tr of the disct'harge ceased when the target diseappeared. The shot had hit "the enemy" amidships and shattered it into sline: rs. BARE BALL MAGNATES CONFER. Relief That Peace Negotiations Will Prove a Failure. CINCINNATI, January 9.-All the mem bers of the joint peace commissign of the N~atioenal and American Base Ball Leagues are here today for the conference that be gins this afternoon. The National mem bers are at the St. Nicholas and American menmbe-rs at the Grand Hotel. They met separately during the forenoon with the Owners and managers in their respective leaus. man~y oef whom are present, as well as Presi-lent Harry Pulliam and Ban John son. From what could be learned of these prelminary meetings there will be a fight first on the scope of the conference, and If an agreement is reached as to how far the conferees shall go. then there will be contention as to what question will be taken up first. The members of the American League want the dispute over players passed on first. Chairman Herrmann, after spending the night writh Robison, Dreyfuse and others, met James A. Hart and other Na tional leaders this morning, and afterward called on Charles Comiskey, Henry Kii lea. Charles Somers and others at the head quarters of the American confercees. White the greeting. were cordial between Individ ua, the indications do not today seem favorable for any proposed peace pact. BK-GO VERNOR HASTINGS DEAD. Succumbed to Pneumonia at His Home in Bellefonte, Pa. BEI.LEFONTE, Pa.. January 9.-Former Governor Daniel Hardman Hastings died today of pleuro-pneumonia after an illness of four days. The improvement in his con dition early last night gave the family re stewed hope, but the change for the better did rnot continue. Toward midnight there was a fall in his temperature, and later the action of the heart grew weak. Oxygen was resorted to. but all efforts to improve his condition failed. No arrangements have yet been made for the funeral. I I CASTRO'S REPLY RECK! VED. All the Diferemee. to 3e Babseitted to Arbitration. LONDON. January 9.-Pres~dent Castro's reply to the powers, accepting the arbitra tien conditions of the allies, was delivered to the fnreign offie this afterneon by 'Craig Wadswortbh third secretary of the United States embassy. Mr. White, the charge d'affairea, is ill and has been in the coun try most of the week. The reply is regarded as having much mtore finality than expected and as definitely settling the submissioan of all the difficulties to arbitratin. -a ON SPECIAL MISSION EXPLANATION OF BARON STERN BERG'S COMING. Will Represent Germany on the Com minden Settling the Vene suolan Dispute. The State Department has been informed that Baron Speck von Sternberg is to come to Washington, not as an ambassador, but as a minister on a special mission, as did Mumm von Schwartzenstein. Meanwhile Herr von Holleben, the present ambassador. has been granted a sick leave. It is not ex pected, however, that he will return to Washington from Germany. He left this city without saying farewell to the Pres ident or to Secretary Hay, but it Is under stood by both the officials that the ambas sador is an extremely sick man, and his condition is accepted as sufficient excuse for any omission of form in his departure. He will sail tomorrow from New York for Cherbourg on the Graf Waldersee. He is eligible to retirement according to the rules of the German diplomatic service, and In view of his continued ill-health it is scarce ly expected he will be able to assume active duties in the diplomatic field again. In view of the retirement of kHerr von Hol leben a complete change in the personnel of the German embassy here is expected soon after the appearance of Baron Sternberg, who, wishing to inaugurate new policies of his own, may wish new instruments. It now appears that he is at present in Berlin and not at Del-hi, as was supposed, having changed his original plan and deciding to proceed to India by the European route in stead of by the Pacific. If this understand ing is correct, it will be possible for Baron Sternberg to reach Washington about the time that Minister Bowen arrives here from Venezuela. The minister and his family expect to start Sunday from La Guayra on the Dolphin. which has been plcced at his dispusal, and If they come entirely by water the trip will probably consume about ten da) s, thus affording an ample margin of time for Baron Sternberg to cross the At lanti" and be present at the first meeting of the commissioners who are to adjust the Venezuelan trouble. If the Dolphin does not land her passengers at Tampa. Fla., it is probable they will come to Washington direct on the Dolphin. Coming of Minister Bowen. Confirmation has been received here of the reports from Caracas to the effect that all barriers in the way of a settlement of the claims of Great Britain, Germany and 'Italy against Venezuela have been removed by the last-named country yie ding to the demands of the European allies. Mintster Bowen will be clothed with au thority to represent Venezuela as her com missiorer for the adjustment of all claims out of hand -without reference to The Hague tribunal, or, it this be found ilpracticable, then he Is authorized to act for Venezuela in settling all points open to controversy as far as possible, and of drafting the terms on which a final and conclusive arbi tration shall be made by the international court at The Hague. The proceedings in which Minister Bowen will participate will take place in Washington, presumably a few days after his arrival in this city. The commissioners on the part of the allies, it is understood, will be their leading diplo matic representatives in Washington. HOBSON AGAIN TURNED DOWN. Bill to Retire Him Fails Before House Naval Committee. An effort was made to get the bill retir ing Capt. Richmond P. Hobson favorably reported from the House committee on na val affairs this morning, but the effort failed. The vote on the bill resulted as fol lows: For retirement, Messrs. Fose, Day ton, Mudd. Roberts; against, Butler, Tay ler. Rixey, Vandiver and Kitchen. No motion was made, however, to recon sider the vote and lay that motion on the table, a procedure which would have pre vented future action on the bill, and the friends of Capt. Hobson declare that they will call the bill up at a future meeting when more members are present, in which event a favorable report is predicted. At tention is called to the fact that not a southern menber on the committee voted in favor of Ihe captain. The committee ordered favorable reports on the following bills: To advance Lieu tenant Commander Randall one number on the retired list; to advance Chief Engineer David Smith one number on the retired list, and the transfer of Surgeon J. W. Ross from the retired to the active list. A bill was also favorably acted on to pro vide for taking depositions in court-martial cases. MUNICIPAL BUILDING. Mr. Mercer's Bill to Increase Amount to $2,500,000. A bill was introduced in the House late yesterday by Chairman Mercer of the House committee on public buildings and grounds to increase the cost of the munici pal building for the District of Columbia to $2,500,000. Mr. Mercer's committee held a meeting this morning, but the District was not recached in its consideration. Mr. Mercer stated, however, that it was his intention to secure the passage of this bill at the present session if possible. CUBAN COALING STATIONS. Admiral Dewey Sails on the May lower to E=mnm Siten, According to advicea freja San Juan, Ad miral Dewer left there today on. the May flower for Cuba, where he will examine sites for proposed coaling stations. The Mayflower will then go to Tiapa, whence the amiral will proceed to Washington by train. Before the diepersal of the- eembned fleet squadrons Admiral Dewey Issued an order to the fleet in which he said that the mo bilization of the naval force, the concen tration of distant squadrons and the organi bation of the assembled fleet were satisfac torily completed. The results sought were thoroughly achieved, and .they mark an epoch in the growth of the navy and the development of a war fleet. If sucts ma neuvers are continued, he said, they will produce a sea force of the highest efficien cy. The admiral praised the officers for their work and recorded his conviction that annual exercises on a large scale- would produce a readiness for war which is the only guarantee of peace. Bepresentative Loud Ill. Representative Loud of California is ill at his quarters at the Cairo. Mr. Loud was at the Capitol Monday, but has been confined to his room since that time with stomach trouble. He suffers considerable pain at intervala during- thle day, caused by slight inflammiation. It was reported thia morning that his Conditin -was not considered serious. LANDER. Wyo., January 3.-The Arape hoe Indians are in a starving condition. Not a day passes but a band is in town begging. The Indans. raised no erops. this season and they have no rations issned to them by the government, as their treaty e=nired Iame yan. AT THE WHITEHOUSE Oppose Including Bureau of Labor in New Department. LABOR ORGANIZATIONS WANT AN INDEPENDENT CABI NET OFFICEE, Apostolic Delegate the First Caller on President Today-New Col lector at Nogales. President Roosevelt has decided to send to the Senate the name of Edwin Baker as collector of customs at Nogales, Aria., prob ably the most difficult position of its kind in the country, by reason of the temptations that eurround ant honest man. - A vacancy in the collectorship was caused recently by -the death of Collector Doan, who was a son of R. E. Doan of this city. There has been a hard fight for the vacancy, many well backed men being presented to the Presi dent. The selection of Mr. Baker is one of merit entirely, and it will be received with satisfaction by many employes of the treasury who remember Mr. Baker when he was a clerk there. Mr. Baker was originally from West Vir ginia, and prior to the Spanish-American war was employed In the United States express office located in the treasury build ing. When a number of extra clerk's were being appointed in the treasury he was given a place, and was assigned to the of fice of the auditor for the War Depart ment. He made a most creditable record there, and when his health began to fail the employes of the office unanimously asked his transfer to some position in Ari zona, on account of the climate. The re quest was granted, and Mr. Baker was made an immigrant Inspector at Nogales. He had not been there long before he dis covered an immense conspiracy for the ad mission of Chinese on false registration tickets. The work he did revealed that the 'ol lector of customs was a party to the admission of the Chinese on their forged certificates. The upshot of the matter wa.s the dismissal of the collector and an overturning of the entire office after the treasury had thoroughly investigated the facts laid before it by Mr. Baker. Be cause of his fine work Mr. Baker was ap pointed deputy collector of customs, and in this position he has served most creditably. His promotion now is a reward for marit, honesty and integrity. The Nogales office has been the source of much trouble in past years because of the attempts to bribe officials to commit conspiracy against the government. What the Labor People Want. Labor organizations and their leaders throughout the country will, it is said to day on good authority, oppose the Incor poration of the bureau of labor under the proposed department of commerce, not only before Congress, where the bill Is now pend ing, but will carry the fight before the President, should the bill become law with the department of labor included. Labor organizations oppose this transfer cf the labor bureau to a new department, because they feel that there should be a department of labor, and have come to the conclusion that their desires will not be gratified in many years in this direction if the present bureau of labor is placed under a regular department. The question is likely to be come more or less political, It is said, and it is the intention of labor people, should the department of commerce bill pass as recommended to the House, to put the question before President Roosevelt with a request that he veto the measure alto gether. Years ago labor organizations began a fight for partial legal recognition by asking the establishment of a department of la bor. There have been a number of fights in Congress over the matter, and the out come of all of them was the placing of the present labor bureau on the basis it now occupies In government service, one of in dependence of other departments. The la bor men argue that the interests of labor and its gigantic importance in the affairs of the country should be properly regarded by the creation of a department of labor, which would be presided over by a cabinet officer, with the right to sit at cabinet meetings and confer with the President on matters of vital interest to labor. The la bor leaders are still fighting for this princi ple, and expect to be able to defeat the proposition pending in the House for the transfer of the bureau of labor, which is now presided over by Carroll D. Wright, to the proposed new department of commerce. The labor organizations expect to receive the solid backing of the democrats in their opposition, by reason of the fact that the platform adopted by the last national con vention of the democratic party pledged It self to the establishment of a bureau of la bor. The democrats, therefore, are pledged to a department. Apostolic Delegate Calls. Monsignor Falconlo, the -apostolic dele gate to the Uniped States, paid his first call on the President this morning. He was accompanied by Rev. F. Z. Rooker, secretary of the apostolic legation. Mon signor Falconlo was the first person re ceived by the President this mornilng. The distinguished representative of the Catho li.e church was cordially received. Carroll D. Wright made a short call on the President to inform him of the progres of the work. of the coal strike commission. Mr. Wright returned to Philadelphia to day to resume his work with. the commis sion. Senator James K. Jones called on the President in reference to an Arkansaa mat tar. Representatives Tayler of Ohio and Cor lisa of' Michigan presented friends to the President. Cadetship for Enoxville Boy. . The members of the Tennessee delegatloni In Congress, headed by Representative Gib son, called on the. President today with Booth McKinney of Knoxville, a young man who has aspirations to become an officer In the navy. The delegation re queste4 the. President to appoint young McKinney as a cadet at Annapolis, and ths President said it would please him to give the request consideration. Earlem River Improvements. President .Roosevelt today received a delegation from the North Side Board of Trade and Taxpayers' Allance, organiza tions of- the borough of Bronx, New York. Representative Pugsley and Representa tive-elect Ghoulden presented the delegation, which is In Washington to appear before the rivers and harbors commnittee of the House to urge additional appropriations for the improvement ef the Harlem river, the Harlem ship amal and the Bronx kills. Thne delegation consista of Albert E. tiss Charles Stoughton, Seward Baker; Matthew Anderson, Chare W. Stearer and. C W. -Stoughton. The Cabinet Keeting. For naearly two hours today the cabinet was In session, all the members except Secretary Root, who is in New York, being present. Beeretqry Hay had little new to tenner in the Vanaamelan situatkon. No answers have beeaw.i.ived to the latest proposition of PresidEt "Castro, which was transmitted promp--tj the European na tions represente4 as thwil. Satisfaction was = at the action taken yesterday by IbO regresentatives of 4be American Beet . Association, al though regret was exp 'ss d that the ac tion was not unanseor It is regarded by administration oeMiEi Now as certain that the Cuban reciprecif' *eaty wrill be rati ned. ; The Indianola, 291, ott ofce case was again the subdeet of 90me condideration. but Postmaster Generil.Payne had little in the way of develepmenta -to communicate. Attorney Genera Knox. to whom the came wee referred, saM that he had not had time yet to tak R-W, ut he espected to begin consideration of eL papers almost immediately: Reference to- the Indianola case led to some 4iscuadlon of the subject of southern appotatmefts . but no action was taken as to the geertl pbley of the administration. The pa.bre relating to sev eral appointments'weire [n up-and it is understood that some palintaments were determined upon, but n infornmation con cerning them was made ublic. Marcus Braun, Franc von Muller and G. D. Berkovits, a coqsmittee from the Hungarian Club of New York, presented to the President .this afternoon a handsomely engrossed certificate of Wiie honorary mem bership in the club. The certificate was made out in hand work and is neatly framed. The President aocepted -the cer tificate with a few words of thanks. NO ACTION TAKEN. Hearing in Case of XcCall, Nominated for New Orleans Collector. The Senate committee on oommerce re sumed its hearing today in the case of Henry McCall, nominated.to be collector of the port of New Orleans, 6n charges that Mr. McCall was derelict in handling the funds of the estate of a eolored woman, Sukey Jackson. The meeting was held with closed doors, there being present Sen ators Frye, chairman; Nelson, Hanna, De pew, Perkins, Berry, Turner and Mallory. Mr. Simeon Belden, former attorney gen eral for the state of Louisiana, appeared in behalf of the regular republicans of Louis iana, Mr. McCall being a representative of the "lily whites." Mr. Belden made a very strong argument against the confirmation of Mr. McCall by the Senate. He addressed the committee in explanation -of the laws oi Louisiana relative to the duty of Mr. Mc Call as administrator of the estate of Sukey Jackson, who was declared to be an im becile when he at the time ,6me curat:ar of her estate and before the will under which he acted was made. Mr. Belden spoke in relation to the vadity of this will as the instrument o an imbecile and upon Mr. McCall's claim- that he admin lstered the estate, but did- not -probate :he will. Mr. Belden claimed that if the record of the court in Louisiana- were true '.hat under the law of Loulisha Mr. McCall was guilty of criminal offense, and while he did not charge Mr. MoCall with .50 being he left the committee, it is under stoon, to judge from the law and the record of the case as to Its merits. Hle stated to the committee, it is said, ttt' It^ was for thent ttJ judge whether a man who had acted as the court recordwsrhbwed wa: the case with Mr. McCall was. the proper person to be the collector of the port of New Orleans. At the conclusion of toer hearing, during which, it is said, that Mr. Belden spoke with great earnestnese, the committee re mained in session for wome time.uL toal no action on either the McC4ll or any othcr matter before the committee. The regular meeting of the committeq will be held next Thursday. PRIVATE PENSION BILL . The House Engaged in Its Usual 'fI day Work. When the House met today Mr. Hull (Iowa) chairman of the committee on mill tary affairs, reported the military appro priation bill and gave notice that he would call it up or. Monday. The speaker laid before the House the resignation of Mr. Lanham (Texas) from the judiciary committee and announced the appointment of Mr. Henry (Texas) to fill the vacancy. This being Friday the House then went into committee of the whqle to consider private pension bills. While discussing one of. the bills Mr. Russell (Texas) made a .vigorcus protest against the haste and general lack of de liberation with which private pension bills were passed. Since the iivil war, he said, about 10,000 private bills had been passed, over one-tenth of them during the first ses sion of this Congress. He thought the pen sion bureau should be allowed to administer the pension laws, and that favoritism by Congress should cease. In reply to Mr. Russell. Mr. Lacey (Iowa) called attention to the fact that the cases before Congress were cases in which the general pension laws could not give reilef. The fact that only 140,0100 lIlls had passed in forty years he thought -oufficlent proof of the care and discrimination which had been exercised by Congress, SEEKING VINDICATION. Ex-Director General Rathbone Wants a Congressional Investigation. Estes G. Rathbone, whq was director gen eral of posts of Cuba, is in Washington, stopping at the Raleigh.; Mr. Rathbone is in Washington for the ,urpose of getting congressional action upon his request for an investigation of tti2 postal affairs of Cuba. To a represeatatitve Sf Thle Star this morr~ng Mr. Rathibone said: "I san in Washington (of- the purpose of doing my utmost to buyey s~n investigation by Congress of my conduct -while director general of posts of Cuba;- All'I amn seeking is a vindication, and I *orking to have Congress, tihrough an in stigating commit tee, go over the a t4e island during my connection wit4 ostal service there and give to the w .tiuth. "No, I do not, dfcusethre merits of the cs- e. It- tsse when I think of 4e w I baie sullfered. If those people . og htmou in the first place to ai iuvsiation which was largel - 4 euly join me nwi in ba *%atiturned on by a congraminil . *ttee there would be no troubl atitSh aetgton. As an American cit I have a right to demand anatk n, and I hope Congress will. atr Col E. K. Eaye. 54 a Briga The Predent haa'aeledb O. Edward M. Hayes, 1ath !bttry' fog idppointment as a brigadier genert toi bafsreGen. John A. Johnston upon treeigetten of the lat ter, which will follouwhnmediately upon his confirmation by the Seasate. Col Hayes is ly'ing at ihe..point of death at Fort Meade. S. D. He is the commis sioned officer of longeg service in the Unit ed States army. -w ha emntered by en listing as a. boy oft labteen sets in I855. Assistant Steaetry iersay Tay lor haa selected as a. or the Lederal buildngr at Battle CI~iiethe ou'per ty at the conor gj i apd Dvision The aeting seeret~ to the House today, tsi tion, reports t om the operations of w REPORTED FAVORABLY House Judiciary Committee on Anti-Trust Bill. PREPARED BY MR. KNOX INCREASM FAARiS JOE JUDGES OF FEDERAL COURTS. Committee Remember. Judge L-anbam, Who Will Resign to Become Governor of Texas. The Attorney General's bill, Introduced Tuesday in the House by Mr. Littlefieid, was autfborized to be favorably reported to the House this morning from the House committee on the judiciary. This bill came before the committee from the Little stib committee on trusts with a favorable rec ommendation, and was reported at once. The committee also took action on a bill increasing the salary of federal judges throughout the United States. This bill carries provisions for increases in the sal aries of the judges of the District courts. The bill has passed the Senate. The bill gives to the chief justice of the Court of Appeals oif the District of Colum bia $6,500 a year, and to each of the asso ciate justices thereof $6,000 a year. To the chief justice of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia $5,000 a year, and to each of the associate justices thereof the same. No paymcnt to any of the judges for ex penses are to be allowed. Attorney General's Bill. The terms of the Attorney's General's bill, which was favorably acted upon to day, are as follows: That in any suit in equity pending or hereafter brought in any circuit court of the United States under the act entitled "An act to protect trade and commerce against unlawful restrains and monopolies," approved July 2, 1890, wherein the United States is complainant, the At torney General may file with the clerk of such court a certificate that In his opinion the case is of general public importance, a copy of which shall be immediately fur nished by such clerk to each of the circuit judges of the circuit in which the case is pending. Thereupon such case shall be given prece dfnce-over others, and in every way expe dited, and be assigned for hearing at the earliest.practical day, before not less than three of the circuit judges of said circuit, if there be three or more; and if there be not more than two circuit judges. then be fore them and such district judge as they may select. In the event the judges sitting in such bcase shall be divided in opinion, the cqse ashal be certified to the -Supreme Court for review in like manner as if taken there by appeal, as hereinafter provided. That Il every suit in equity pending or hereafter brought in any circuit court of the United States under said act, wherein the United States Is complainant, including cases submitted but not yet decided, an ap .peal from the final decree of the circuit cotirt Will lie only to the Supreme Court ar.d saust be taken within sixty days from the entry thereof. Provided, That in any case where an ap eal may have been taken from the final ecree of a circuit court to the circuit court of appeals before this act takes effect 'the case shall proceed to a finel decree therein, and an appeal may be taken from such de cree to the Supreme Court in the manner now provided by law. .Tddge Lanham Remembered. The following action was also taken by the committee on Judge Lanham of Texas, who is to resign his seat in Congress on the 16th instant to become governor of Texas: "For nearly sixteen years Judge Lanham has honorably and ably represented his district in Congress; for nearly six years he has been an honored and respected mem ber of this committee. His committee asso ciates congratulate the people of Texas upon his accession to the high office of governor of that great state, but recognise that the people of his district and the peo ple of the United States have lost an able and useful member of Congress. "During Mr. Lanham's long and valuable service upon this committee he has always demeaned himself as a cultured gentleman, a lawyer of great ability, and has shown the great and ennobling qualities that make a true and upright statesman. His unselfish and honorable conduct has endeared him to us all: no. question has arisen to divide our friendship. We part with him with deep regret, recognizing that our loss is the gain of the people of Texas," BEET SUGAE I3TTERESTS. Michigan Men Still Oppose the Cuban . Treaty. Representatives of the Michigan Beet Sugar Association were in conference today at the Capitol with their delegation in Con gress upon the subjet of a Cuban reciproc ity treaty' which proposes a cut of 20 per cent in the duty on Cuban sugar, The Na tional Beet Sugar Association at a meeting last night acquiesced in the proposed reduc tion of duty and withdrew its opposition to the treaty. The Michigan men, whose organization is separate from the National Beet Sugar As sociation, still are opposed to tariff reduc tion. They say that the National Associa tion includes beet growers and manufac turers of the far west who would not be hurt by a 20 per cent reduction, as the freight on Cuban sugar from the Atlantic seaboard to the Rocky mountain and Pacific coast states would equalize the reduction, The Michigan beet sugar makers, how ever, they say, are on the firing line and would feel the competition of the Cuban sugar. It is the impression at the Capitol today that the Michigan delegation in Congress will 'convince the Michigan manufacturers of the futility of future opposition to the treaty. They do not see much hope of one state in the union standing out against the universal sentiment in favor of the Cuban reciprocity treaty, especially when the oth er branches of the industry threatened have withdrawn thieir opposition, It is thought that the Michigan men will not continue the fight, but will content themsselves with merely entering a protest. -BUEING BEANS FOR PUEL, No Coal to Be Had by People of South Bend. SOUTH BEND, Ind., January 9.-In South Bend neither antbvsette nor bitunjn. eus coal can-be had at any pries. People are burning beans alt $1.50 a bushel, and ae satisfied thalt they are getting the 'woi of -theiraoera'heeasmk ht fire. smk .ho hr i e BOSTON, January 9.-A fire in the topar story brick ainnex to the Equitable bu14 .ing on Fedel etreet today caused fls of at50.000i. -There were may esnglores in the buiding, but it is thought that aires RICHARDSON TO RETIRE THE TENN E. REPRESENT -TIVE TO ABANDON POLITICS. He Will Devote All Hi'i Time to the Offce He Holds in Masonry. Representative Richardson of Tennessee, the democratic leader of the House, and long connected with the most important legislation in Congress, may retire from politics and from Congress. For some time Mr. Richardson has been urged by his ma sonic friends to devote his entire attention to the duties of the ofice of grand com mander of the Supreme Council, Scottish Rite Masons. "I am still considering the subject," said Mr. Richardson to a Star reporter today. "If I should decide 6o give all my time to the office I now hold in Masonry it would involve my retirement from politics." Mr. Richardson's friends in Congress say that while his statement seems to indicate only tentative consideration of the subject they believe he has practically decided to retire from politics and that he will not be a factor in the contest for the leadership of his party In the next House. So general is the opinion that he will retire that many of his friends who would have supported him for the minority nornimis-4p etn the next Congress. which carries with it the leadership of the-rarty In the-TSie, are making other alignments in the vigor ous contest that will-arise aver that office. Mr. John Sharp Williams of Mississippi and Mr. Champ Clark ofr 311!sourl are the two leading candidates for the ipinority nomination. The Missouri delegation is one of the largest democratic delegations in the House and wields a great influence in that body. Mr. De Armond of Missouri at one time thought of becoming the minority candidate for Speaker, and the Missouri delegation has indorsed Mr. Champ Clark. The fight will be between Mr. Williams and Mr. Champ Clark. with another Mr. Williams, from Illinois, - appearing as a compromise candidate; -it the 'twe princi pals threaten a, desdippk. The. Missouri delegation Is making a vigorous fight for Mr. Champ Clark. Mr. Wiliaima og Mis sissippi was earlier in the field, it is said, and has strong backing among southern democrats. HART INVUMIAL WA.r House Committee Considers Proposed $12,000 Appropriation. The session of the subcommittee of the House appropriations committee, in charge of the District of Columbia appropriation bill, wa? devoted this morning to hearing Prof. William H. H. Hart of Howard Uni versity in behalf of an appropriation for the Hart Industrial Farm. Mr. Hart stated to the committee than an appropriation of $12,000 for this institution was carried on the District appropriation bill last year. but that none of it had been expended. He indicated that this action of holding the, money up had been taken at the direction of the District Commission ers. - - Professor Hart's farm is located near Fort Washington, and has been used as an industrial institution for young colored boys, who have been sent there instead of to the workhouse after being convicted of minor offenses in the Police Court. - The recommendation of the Commissioners in their estimates now being considered by the committee is that the appropriation for this institution be discontinued this year. This phase of the subject was also touched on by Professor Hart, who set forth the benefits to the District of the institution. He also appealed to Congress, through the committee, to authorize the expenditure of the 312,000 already appropriated, stating that on account of holding the money back the institution had to be suspended. Commissioner Macfarland stated, in an swer to a question on the subject by a Star reporter, that the board of charities had prepared a contract which Professor Hart had been asked to sign, but which he had refused to do. T'his was in July. Most of the wards were taken away from the farmn at that time. In October he signed this contract, and since then wards had been sent to the farm, and some were there now. From this statement it Is un derstood that it will be held by the commit tee that the Commissioners have complied with the provisions of the appropriations. The District Commissiodrs have been in attendance at every meeting of the sub committee during the consideration of the appropriation bill. Begulating Interstate Commerce. The Senate committee on interstate com merce' today considered the bill for the regulation of interstate commerce intro duced by Senator Elkina, but reached no conclusion. The bill gives the interstate commerce commission power to fix and regulate rates and also authorises pooling. Mr. Beach to Be Favorably Beported. It is stated that at the next meeting of the Se'nate judiciary committee the nomi nation of Mr. Morgan Beach to be United States district attorney for the District of Columbia will be reported favorablys Seat+= Procter's Retireinent Dill. Senator Proctor's bill for retiring with ad vanced rank officers who served in the civil war, which was acted on favorably yes terday, was amended so as to make It apply oall eliers belost the rank of major gen rLAll such officers who served In the civil- war sand whose mervice has covered thity-See years are to be given when re tired the rank and pay ef the next higher grade and the service as enlisted men of those who served-in that ca'pacity is to be counted as a part af-the thirty-eve years. The ptovision for retirement iwith advanced rank on aecount -of- wounds, was stricken out by 3he cnmmittee. GLASGOW, ,rauary 5.--The Amnerican msade sasintended, for thi Shaserock III have arvdhere. The hBew aast aseludinar the topsast Is emby-wo tet kisugi=b, T406d is most recep tive of impressions after dinner. Your advertisement in The Evening Star tells its story to willing ears. SPAT ON THE COFFIN Atrocity Committed by Strik ing Miners. TESTIMONY OF PRIEST FAMILY OF DEAD NON-UNION MAN INSULTED. More Evidence Regarding the Out lawry in Mining Regions Dur ing the Strike. PHILADELPHIA, January 9.-Chairman Gray was unable to attend today's session of the strike commission because of a slight illness, and in his absence Brig. Gen. Wil son acted as chairman. Counsel for the non-union men opened the proceedings by presenting the indict ments and pleas of guilty of certain union men for acts of lawlesaness and showed that members of the miners' union invari ably became their bondsmen. Lawrence Jenkins of Parsons, a deputy sheriff in l,,uzerne county during the strike. was called. He told of many instances where he and other deputy sheriffs were sent to different parts of the county to quell disturbances. Ile said a state of law lessness existed. Had an Eye Shot Out. John Harvilla of Jeddo. employed by Coxe Brothers, during the strikc, said he was at tacked by strikers and had an eye shot out. Ije was unable to recognize his assailant. Max Kiesleth, another employe of Coxe Brothers, also told of having been assault ed. Counsel for the non-union men then called John Mitchell to the stand and asked him if he knew William Dettrey, gho was yesterday elected president of the Onion in the seventh district. Mitchell replied in the affirmative and then counsel called John Sherman of Nuremberg. Dettrey's home town. Sherman testified that he heard Det trey say that anybody who worked during the-strike ought to have their throats cut. Frank Kehley of Oneida. a foreman who worked during tne strike, Faid he heard Dettrey say, that all men caught working should be given a "good thumping." This remark was made at a meeting of a local union, he said. The cross-examination developed nothing new. Rev. Carl Hauser, a Lutheran Slovak minister of Freeland. said when he Was called upon to officiate at the funeral of a non-union man in the Panther Creek val ley, he experienced the greatest difficulty in securing pallbearers. When the body was taken from the house Rev. Hlcuser said the strikers yelled "Scatb" and spat upon the coffin. Some of them made such remarks as -It's a shame to bury a 'scab;' throw him to the dogs." Gen. Gobin on 1he Stand. Brig. Gen. Gobin. commander of the 3d Brigade, N. G. P., who was In command in the anthracite regions during the ,strike. Was next called. He told of the call for troops on July 3D when a riot occurred at Shenandoah. When the troops reached the scene of the trouble it was impossible to secure vehicles to haul the supplies fofi the camp. He was forced to send to another town for a conveyance. He then told in detail of the condition of affairs in the coal region dur ing his stay there; of the stoning of his troops, insults to his men, frequent CIAOs of dynamiting and other acts of lawless. ness. He said the sheriff of Carbon county refused to call on the governor for troop. Counsel for the miners took exception to this statement, and Mr. Darrow referred to the general as a "wise and great man."~ .This nettled General Gobin, and he said he had been invited to testify by the strike commission, and if the "gentleman from Chicago refers to me again as he has just :done, -I will refuse to answer any of his questions on cross-examination." Mr. Darrow disclaimed any intent'on of being disrespectful. The general said he had been asked by the coal companies to protect non-union men, but he refused be cause he had not sufficient troops. He said the situation was most serious. He feared the railroad men would be intimidated anad he would be unable to move troops. Threst ming letters were also sent to him. A recess was taken at this point. ALLEGED BANK ROBEE CAUGHT. W. I. Lane Had Cut Wide Swath at ST. LOUIS, January 9.-A special from Quincy, Ill., tells of the arrest last night of W. L Lane, alias "Doc" Butler, alleged to be a member of the gang which robbed the Abindon bank of $15,000) recently. Lane posed as a wealthy Texas stockmnan. Hie lived at the best hotels; have expensive mupperg; rented the showiest livery turnouts and gave theater parties.~ The '"wealthy exan" became a hall fellow well met with the nmost prominent men in town. A police man, however, learned of a message con ei ing a shipment of 8$2,00 from Lane to some one in Chicago and became suspi ious. He ransackeed the rogue's gallery and discovered a photograph which seemed to tally with Lane. The latter was arrest ed while cntertaining a party at an after theater supper. He will be taken to GaleS urg for a hearing, CONFESSED ON SCAFFOLD. Ernest Davis Colored, Hanged at Riah mond This Morning. pecial Dispatch to The Evening Star. RICHMOND, Va., January 9.-Ernest avis, colored, w as haniged in the Man hester jail at 7*J o'clock this morning for he murder of Henry Stokes, colored,' In ugust last. The man made a speech on he scaffold, in which he confessed his rime and said that he hoped his death would be a warning to the young neg'oes to "cut out whisky and women" and be good citizens. Davis stabbed Stokes to eath. He died a member of the Catholic hurch and said his sins had been forgivea. SKULL BOKEN BY BOBBER Andrew Overick Found Dying in Street in Plttsburg. PITTSBURG, Pa., January 9.-Andrew verlck, proprietor of a Polish bgsrding ouse, a broker and a money lender, was found unconscious in Mulberry alley last nght, with his skull fractured. He never egained consciousness and died today at West Penn Hospital. Overick always car red uarge'sums of money with him, and as is peets were rifled, watch gone and jwelry agasng; the pollce are inclined to binkbis murderer mad e rich haul. A foSeer bearder Is suspected, and the oliee are looking for' him. Overick was tirty-two yeas of ege ad married. He ras regarded as a man eof aslderabl realth.