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. "~ No.1615. ASINGON D. .9THuDA, MMa H 104TW i : WO AG& WOCETS *>7 .7 TH= NVMns STAR. lm aUT, EZUr DAT. Sum I b iMad ba I1aglvas Ao n.s, .."1 T1 s..8dp. Quay. Mage M..: llra> alig Te reetag Star is served to sabeeribes is t h eity by earriers, em their own secoem at lo centS per week, :e cnts per moth. at the eeter, 2 ente each. BY mail-anywhere in the U. . .r C...d.--,..t..sge ,.e-lO e.ts p.r --th. Stnrday star 32M 1 per year; with 1in 'Lsates=at the Pest Oee at Washington. D. Q. as secood-eas. mal matter.) 7AU ai subciptios inst be paid in advaa.e ..of a.s.,.d.tit . de .. sm a - MRS CHADWICK HELD Arraigned in New York Early This Morning. HEARING DECEMBER 17 CARNMGIE DENIES HAVING IS SUED NOTES IN QUESTION. Case is Beginning to Assume Form for Criminal Prosecution-Prisoner's Sister Talks With the arraignment of Mrs. Cassie L. Chadwick before a United States commissioner today on a technical charge of aiding" and abetting a bank official in misapply ing the funds of a national bank, the second stage in this remarkable case was begun in New York today. Andrew Carnegie, asked officially if he signed the three notes in ques tion, replied that he did not, had no notes out and had not issued any for many years. Mrs. Chadwick's hearing was postponed until December 17. She was held in $15,00o bail. NEW YORK, December 8.-Today prac tically all interest in the case was centered in conjecture as to what the future will re veal. Men who profess to have an intimate knowledge of the affairs of the woman have hinted that only a suggestion of the real case has yet become public. One man is credited with the statement that time will show this to be the most stupendous and far-reaching case of its kind in many years. Already the country has been startled by the disclosures which have followed one nfter another in quick succession since Mrs. Chadwick's affairs were brought before the public view less than two weeks ago. Since that time Mrs. Chadwick's known indebted ness has grown from less than $200,000 to more than a million and her counsel has said that claims against her may amount to twenty millions for all 1* knows. The validity of some of the claims, however, said the attorney, was another matter. In the same period at least two banks have taken official cognizance of the case and the federal officers have taken it upon themselves to investigate the validity of notes aggregating more than a million dol lars which bear the name of Andrew Car negie, who has stated that he never signed any notes. that he never has had any deal ings with Mrs. Chadwick, to whom the notes in question were made payable, and that he will be perfectly willing to com municate the same informaflon to any offi cial with proper authority who cares to call upon him. This opportunity has now been given him, and his rep ly to the communication of Prosecuting" Attorney Keeler of Cleveland, which was sert last night, is awaited with considerable interest. Mr. Keeler's message not only asks Mr. Carnegie if he signed the three notes, one of which calls- for $250,000, and the other two for $500.000 each, but if he wUi go to Ohio to testify that he did. The dispatch concludes: "Please wire reply as soon as possible, as grand jury action hinges on your attitude." Strangest Feature of Mystery. The Strangest feature of the mystery has been the use of the name of Mr. Carnegie. What reason was offered to explain why Mr. Carnegie, who has an income of more than 310,000,000 a year from United States Steel bonds alone, should be giving notes, has not been brought out. Probably not in the history of the United States has there been anything similar in unusual circumstances and magnitude to the Chadwick borrowings. It is known by the statement of President Beckwith of the failed Citizens' National Bank of Oberlin, Ohio, that notes for at least 31,250,000, in dorsed by Mrs. Chadwick. are outstanding; the securities said to be held by Irn Reynolds of Cleveland figure to the extent of $5,000,000; Herbert D. Newton of Boston has claims for 3190,800, and today it was asserted by those conversant with the strange case that a number of banks not yet mentioned in public had made large loans to Mrs. Chadwick. A few minutes later Mrs. Chadwick's son Emil came down stairs and went to the Holland House. There he asked to see Virgil P. Kline. the Cleveland attorney who has been mentioned in connection with the case, but was informed that Mr. Kline had asked not to be disturbed. He left word that Mrs. Chadwick desired to see the at torney, and then, returning to the Hotel Breslin. sent a cablegram to Par's. He would not disclose the name of the person to whom the message was addressed. Start for the Federal Building. A few minutes before 9 o'clock Mrs. Chad wick came down frofn her apartments and prepared for the journey to the federal building. She appeared to be very weak, and lean edl heavily upon the arm of the United States marshal. Before leaving the hotel she was compelled to sit on a couch in the hall and rest for a time. On the way from her hotel to the federal building Mrs. Chadwick said to the marshal who had her in custody: "The time will come when the people will see that I am a very much maligned and persecuted woman. When I think of what I have gonte through in the past few weeks I wonder that I am not insane. Everybody ham jumped on me, but I will come out cf this all right, and when 1 do I will issue a statement to the public that will show how innocent I have been." Mrs. Chadwick later thank4d the marshal again for his courtesy to her, and especially for not putting her under arrest before, as, she said her lawyers had told her, he could have done. "who was that man to whom I spoke sharply in the hotel corridor last night when he interfered with me?" asked Mar shad Henkel. "That was Mr. Kline," said Mrs. Chad wick. "He is a good friend of mine from Cleveland. He did not mean anything by what he said; he thought he was doing his duty by ine." Mrs. Chadwick wore a brown rain coat, full length, with a large brown hat and a heavy veil of the same color. Shortly after Mrs. ChadwiCk arrived at the federal building Attorney Carpenter of the woman's counsel appeared and was in consultation with United States Comme-. ioner Shields. At Mr. Carpenters solicita tion the time for the arraignment of Mire, Chadwick was delayed and he left the build-' *1ag to find bpail. Carnegie's Telegyant of Demall cLEymLAND. Ohio, necember 8.--Coun ty Prosecutor Keeter today reeived the following telegrams from Andrewr Carnegie at New York, in reply to an inquiry as 'to the geauineneas of the C!had wick notes: "'Never signed suoh notes; have no notes out now; have not issued a note for many years, Hope you can arrae to have any neeeuaary-adavits execut ee (Uigned) "ANDREW CARNEGIE." Cou Proeecutor Keeler is aertain as to his i...e.as the ease beeause be does not know whether the notes in ques tion were signed in this*ceunty, in Lorain county, Ohio, or ifi New York. In order to determine this question the prosecutor has caused subpoenaes to be issued to Pres ident Beckwick and with Cashier Spear of the closed Citizens' National Bank of Ober lin calling upon them to appear before the grand jury in Cleveland tomorrow to tes tify as to where the notes were actually signed. Beckwith Preparing a Shtbmest. United States District Attorney Sullivan spent a good portion of last night in een ference with President Beckwith of the Citisns' National Bank at te latter's res idence in Oberlin. As a rd t of this long eonference President Beekwith is now pre paring a complete and detailed statement covering every transaotion between the bank, or himself, with Mrs. Chadwicg. This statement, which will probably be sworn to, will be used by the federal offi cials In prosecuting the case against Mrs. Chadwick. Carnegie Agrees to Conference. District Attorney Sullivan stated today that he had received a telegram from An drew Carnegie, which, Mr. Sullivan declar ed, convinced him beyond a shadow of doubt that Mr. Carnegie had not signed the notes. Mr. Sullivan added that Mr. Car negie had agreed to meet him in New York for a conference concerning the matter, but that, as yet he, Sullivan, had not decided when the meeting would take place. Receiver Nathan Loeser, when shown the Associated Press bulletin from New York today announcing the holding of Mrs. Chadwick in $15,000 bond, said that he did not think the criminal proceedings would have any effect on the bankruptcy hearing set for December 12. He expressed the opinion that Mrs. Chadwick's presence be ing required by the federal authorities in New York would undoubtedly be considered a sufficient excuse for a postponement of the bankruptcy hearing in this city, and that the hearing would be postponed, but that ultimately she would come before the referee, and the rights of creditors would in no way be interfered with by the crimi nal proceedings. Looks Bad for Mrs. Chadwick. ELYRIA, Ohio, December 8.-The grand jury which began an investigation into the Chadwick case here today consists of one capitalist, fouf bankers and seven mer chants and professional men. To the Asso ciated Press correspondent County Pros ecutor Stroup said today: "The purpose cf the grand jury is to in vestigate and decide whether or not the Chadwick notes are forgeries. The jury may call Andrew Carnegie to Elyria before the investigation is finished." When asked about Mr. Beckwith's testi mony the prosecutor said: "I cannot an swer, but it looks very damaging to Mrs. Chadwick." Prosecutor Lee Stroup has sent to New York for Iri Reynolds to come to this city and appear before the grand jury as soon as possible. HER SISTER TALES. Besides in San Francisco-Family Used to Money. SAN FRANCISCO. December 8.-A sister of Mrs. Cassie I. Chadwick resides in this city in an elegantly furnished flat in Geary street. Her name is Mrs. S. M. York. In an interview published today she said: "Mrs. Chadwick is my sister. We were born and brought up in Canada. Our birth place was Appen, Ont., a little village near London. There were five girls in the fam ily. of which I was the second. Mrs. Chad wick was the next to me. All the girls were nfarried early. The present Mrs. Chadwick in 1880 married a man named C. R. Hoover and went to live in Cleveland. Ohio. Mr. Hoover died in 1887 and left her an estate worth in the neighborhood of *50.000. Mrs. Hoover during the next ten years lived on her money and incident ally traveled for a wholesale millinery es tablishment." "At that time was Mrs. Hoover arrested for forgery and sentenced to a term in the Ohio Denitentiary?" was asked. "There was some trouble. Mrs. Hoover got into difficulty, and I would sooner not discuss that portion of the story. You know what I mean. I am not denying any of the reports that have been spread broad cast ebo>t her. nor am I endeavoring to hide anything. There was trouble." Dabbled in Finance. "In 1897 she married a very wealthy physician and surgeon named Dr. L. S. Chadwick. She has traveled aroun* the world and has dabbled in financial matters in this country. I never knew of her ac quaintance with Andrew Carnegie, nor any one of the wealthy people of that stamp. I do know, however, that no matter what difficulty she is in at present, she will surely get out of it, for she possesses more than sufficient money to make good any amounts she may have borrowed on notes and loans." According to Mrs. York, Mrs. Chadwick, whose Christian name is Elizabeth, is thii-ty-eight years old. The family name is Bigley. Mrs. York disclaims all knowl edge of Mrs. Chadwick ever attempting to do business as a medium or clairvoyant. "Not one of our family ever posed as a medium." declared Mrs. York. 'There was no necessity for ezuch a move, for all of us had money during all our lives. When my husband was alive he was one of the most successful machine manufacturers in the state of Ohio. In 1887 he got interested in the Buffalo Radiator Company. This con cern ate up all his money. When he went into it he was worth a quarter of a million dollars. When he died, exactly one year later, his estate owed more than $7-4,000. The loss of his fortune killed him." Mrs. York has two daughters living with her here. Mason Unable to Take Charge. Special Dispatch to The Evening Star. BALTIMORE, Md., December 8.-Presi dent W. A. Mason of the Commercial and Farmers' National Bank stated this morn ing, after a meeting of the board of direct ors, that he would be unable to comply with. the request of Controller of the Currency Ridgely, made last night over the long distance telephone, that he go to Cleveland and take charge of the Chadwick case in behalf of the Treasury Department. The climax in the affairs of Mrs. Cassie L. Chadwick came last night, in New York, when she was placed under arrest in her apartments at the Hotel 'Breslin. charged with aiding and abetting a bank officer in embeszling $12,500. The arrest was made after a lengthy conference of United States offBcials. United States Com missioner Shields issued the warrant, which charges a violation of section 5l0 of the United States federal laws, relating to con spiracy. There was a scene in the woman's room when the Officials announced to Mrs. Chad wick that ahe was under arrest. A maid opened the door, and Agent Flynn asked for Mrs. Chadwick. Her son stood by and witnessed with a blanched face the scene which followed. He stepped to his mother's side as she burgi into tears, but said noth ing. Mrs. Chadwick was in bed. Marshal Henmael said:~ "Madain, I have an npleas ant duty to performa. I am lMged toserve a, warrant for your aes ismuad by United St)sCommissioner at he in stannan of the fedtent antheitins'of OMo." "I am very merveus and i3 ,pfed Ms. Chadwiek "What shaR I do?I amny am ==able to get up." -'h that cass" said the marwehal "I ba tbe ebMd ta n hagee wa nd. servilunes. Yes --= mat unpleasant as this is jar both of uas, yeu are a prisone, and I ha.ve 1i0 right to leave you here alone. I irill do everything I eand to relieve you 01 aznoyn ,however." The secret seryice mna room maoiningr Mrs. Chadica ad es tablUiUe tienenaves. there for thbsah while one of the marshal's ae waeste In Mr.. Chadwick's bed voosa, oneeuld he deer, and anstber la the 40niMer, ON TE_CRUM CSE Discussion Forces Senate Into Executive Session. HLs TILLMAN'S QUERY' oD BBYBIIN Tz V P TNE FURE 200 3RLim t t Senate Adjourns Until Monday-House r t Takes Up Legislative Appro- C priation Bil1. An attempt to secure considera tion of the pure food bill in the Sen- I Ite failed today. The Crum case :ame up 'and forced the Senate into t executive session. Mr. Tillman isked for a report on his resolution regarding the recess appointment of z Crum. Before the discussion pro :eeded far the doors were closed i -n motion of Mr. Aldrich. The House considered the legis- t ative appropriation bill in commit- t :ee of the whole. t The session of the Senate had not pro c ressed far today when Mr. Heyburn (Idaho) j rade good his promise to call up today the J ure food bill for consideration, but his re- v luest was promptly met by Mr. Aldrich with the suggestion that the bill should be r ead in full for information, and the bill ti vent over under objection by Mr. Tillman. n making his objection Mr. Tillman stated c hat he considered any effort to get the bill !p today a waste of time. He said that his tj bject was to get the matter out of the way. a Mr. Tillman made an inquiry concerning a he status of his resolution directing the a ommittee on the judiciary to report to the lenate the effect of recess nominations. He xplained that his interest in the resolution C was due to the nomination of W. D. Crum o be collector for the port of Charleston, n I. C., to which he is opposed. He asked Mr. fi latt (Conn.), acting chairman of the com- t, aittee on the judiciary, for an explanation. Responding, Mr. Platt said that the reso ution had failed to receive consideration tl uring the past session because of the ill- t Less of Senator Hoar, then chairman of the I ommittee. He promised to bring the mat- t er up at the next meeting of the commit- t ee t Mr. Tillman's Inquiry. S "Has the committee power to refuse to a sake a report when under instructions from he Senate to do so?" Mr. Tillman asked, o >ut before Mr. Platt could make reply Mr. r 3pooner responded with another question, w vhich was directed to Mr. Tillman. He c sked the South Carolina senator whether he resolution carried a time limit, to which hat senator replied in the negative. He dded the conviction that it would be "possi- it >le to stir the matter up occasionally in the enate, even though no report should be C nade." it After the colloquy between Tillman and e: dr. Spooner, Mr. Platt said that he did E lot feel called upon to answer a hypotheti al question as to the powers of the com nittee. He could only promise at this time o ask the committee to consider the resolu ton, and, if it should take action and that iction should not suit the purposes of the enator from South Carolina, that senator I ould, of course, follow any line of actiin nhich might commend itself to him. Replying Mr. Tillman said that he did lot intend to make any factious opposition o the Crum nomination for the purpose of hwarting the will of the President, but hat he felt called upon to antagonize con irmation until the committee report could e reccived. ~ The Senate then, at 12:29, on motion of b dr. Aldrich, went into executive session, u tnd at 12:45 adjourned until Monday. FINAL ACTION TAKEN d p QUMEEOUS NOMINATIONS ON FIRMED BY THE SENATE. r u t t The Senate today confirmed Captains t 'rancis W. Dickins, F. F. Wilde, Charles p 1. Davis, Charles J. Train, George W. Pig- e nan and George A. Conevrse to be rear Ldmirals in the navy; also the following: . Thomas C. Da,wson,'Iowa, minister real- e lent and consul general to Santo Domingo; Tharles Richardson of Massachusetts, see -etary of the legation at Rio de Janeiro; adam C. Carson, Virginia, associate justice , f the supreme court of the Philippine Is ands; William E. Cochran, Kansas, pur- I :hasing agent for the Post Office Depart-C nents. Postmasters-Matne, George D. Libby, a aardiner; Freeman D. Dearth. Dexter; I Mfontrose E. Hill, Old Orchard; Charles F. Plumly, Lincoln; Jenny N. Paine, Eastport. Massachusetts-Joseph C. Sheehan, East Bridgewater, Marie E. White, South Had. t .ey;'Susan F. Twiss, Three River,; Fred I [>. Walker, Belchertown; Elmer Stand cy, Beverly Farma; David D. Streeter, Kount Mormon; Samuel Atwell, King iton; Albert B. Dresser, Needham:; Asa B. Eray, Northboro'; Charles E. Brady, Sand sich; Charles J. Shepard, Waltham. New Hampshire - Leon F. Sampson, I Eanover. Georgia-Helen D. Longstreet, Gaines rille. Rhode Island - Nathaniel I. Brown, East Greenwich; Hulda J. Fessendon, laylesville; Alvan F. Miller, Valley Falls. District of Columbia-John A. Merritt, e Washington. Oregon--William~ M. Brown, Lebanon; Charles W. Parlts, Roseburg; John W. ilinto, Portland; August,H.L Bender, Myr- ( ble Point, George W. Cook, District of Columbia, mnember of the board oE charities of the District of Columbia for the term of three years from Julyl1,1904.. benat. Commnittee on Territories Wi]n t Meet 3aturday~ The. Uamte us em teruitoriem will sneet Bturde to take ap the sta*s. hood bRI. passed by the Nedee ts sten, for the -a et ar=m a4s4 We.r mite ang Iima teriep sg rm=lama es two stes. M seat hm amam= a the o q ato pass It sete a -ee after De.eus hk teete maae n the ogta h mi,aure wiln be.a~ ameunae [100AL BHENEN ATE c TUessosn m - Prlrt softt= t.b ~ S iirao The flreto committee h the )httrlct of MundilA hold it's t =Ws$1g of the re aesien of 'CdluM toisorrow nere .at i1 o'edsd.- At-tbat tile' Beta or Gallinger will call bere lc :ommittee he general business Sq $boWfl by the con sittee calendar anda st erort will be made o do something towatd .elMing the plan >f work for the coming sesion. There is a considerable -amount of Dis rict business which hat been partly com leted and which it is- h6ped to bring to a onclusion during the c iig session. The arger part of the mifas in which the )listrict is located will be embodied in the )listrict of Columbia apNiopriation bill, but here are still many segarate bills within be jurisdiction of the District committee lone that remain to be acted upon. On the Senate Qalendar. A number of measu;es that have been re orted by the commtitek are still on the enate calendar. Among hese are the bills a incorporate the Mutual Investment Fire nsurance Company of the District; to pro ide for the -payment of certain claims gainst the District of Columbia; to au horise the extension of: the Great Falls nd Old Dominion railroad into the District; a prevent cruelty to animals; to regulate he practice of medicine~and surgery, and 1so bills of local interest 'reported from ther committees to. provide for the pur hase of a site and the erection of a build ig to be used for the departments.of State, ustice and Commerce aRd Labor; to pre ent the adulteration, minsbranding and nitation of foods, etc.; to prohibit the in roduction into any state territory or the istrict from any other poi ton of the coun 7 any misbranded salmon fish. The three-department. bill Is under the .re of Senator Fairbanks, having come rom his committee on public buildings and rounds. The adulterated food bill is un:der ie care of Senator Heyburn, who made an ttempt in the Senater to get it up, rd will continue to fight: its considera tion until some definitea is taken. On the Committa e endar. The Senate committee. o the District ,'f olumbia, however, h@s o% ,Its calendar a umber of bills that_ are regarded as or rat importance. AmoIm these is the bill > amend the smoke *iy end to do away ith Insanitary buildingaswtthin the Dis ict. The insanitary-budine bill is still in ie hands of, a subcom tun of which Mr. tewart is th8 cpairman., it is not now nown exactly When it reported t) ie full committee for I ton. Arionii ie bills that have ai passed the ouse of Representabvs- are on the enate District coniafi91r 4aleadar, In idition to the bill fOr: t of isanitary buildings an the abatement f nuisances, are mn "UsinM Lt ie establishment, ofb 4,01 the District, in relation '!'A ,ith the District rgove irtain places of byi afoed on unday, for, the -extensi treet, for ie relief of holdqw and oesof .certain 'istrict of Colfba speoi tax sipt, to corporate. the American Cross o Honor ithin t; -Diltrict, auth l g the sale of hesapeale and Ohio canfi bodes belong g to the District governiient and for the .tenston of School ptreet southward to :enesaw avenue. VITHOUT ANY DATE 1EARING ON "EE!' TRUST" CASE GOES OVER BY CONSENT. The hearing by the Supreme Court of the rnlted States in the case of Swift vs. the rnited States, popularly known as "the eef trust" case, was today passed to an nfixed future date, at the request of the overnment. The case was on the court s all for today, and at the opening of the ay's session Assistant Attorney Day ap eared and moved that the case be passed nder the twenty-sixth We of the court, rhich rule provides thsupon agreement y counsel any case maytU postponed and estored at a future to be agreed pen. Mr. Day stated at the purpose of Ie motion was to serve convenience of he Attorney General, ' deires to par icipate in the argumen$ who was not repared at this time to iroceed. He add d that counsel on the a ber side had con nted to the postponet. Under the arran the argument ay be made at any i,upon which ounsel and the court agree. In explanation of hns getion in moving to ass the Immediate bearing .of the case Mr. May made the following .statement: "It being doubtful Whether this cage rould be reached In t$#ne to conclude the rgument before the ugoal recess (next reek) for the Christmq.r holidays, It was eemed best to postpone the argument un I the court convenes Janllary 8. "This will avoid the dahger of having the rgument Interrupted by $he adjournment or the holidays, and it will all then he resh In the minds ot tiz jdges when they o into conference to ~de the case. As he court will adjdufl ed t week, they rould not probably meet lb conference n II after the holiday., ?4therefore nota ag weald be: gained 'b its being -heard sat edb heels ot nann ment. ['HE HGLID RG8 j' IB' MORAUT WzKAD31U'Z DUO. 17. The House and BeneI%maager were inl onference teday vei resolution for he holiday recess of AlIskIthaurh o decision was ztis psebable logress will adjis Dseanbr 11 ntil the Biruta westin In the meantime t 'Will bury It Elf with astd with the lwayne Ipshe a repu0t Is lade from the t$ir The 8east.ui e h i - spne goeag bathat ts oo dull will u mg at . m em am maam* IHE SLUMPi STOCI -Wall Street Blames It on the President's Message. SCOUTED AT CAPITOl CONR a AY TAT MARe EET WAS TOPHEAVY. No Likelihood of Legislation Giving Control of Bates to the Interstate Commerce Commission. Congressmen who keep in touch witl financial as well as legislative affairs are very much interested In the developmenti of the last three days in the stock markel following the publication of Presidenl Roosevelt's message to Congress. It is well known, of course, to everybody that sinoe last Monday noon there has been a ver) heavy slump in the market and that prices have been tumbling with a rush. Congressmen have been receiving anxioui Ihquirles from their friends In New YorN as to probable legislation along the linel suggested in the President's message, and the long-distance 'phone between the metrooclis and the national capital is ml constant service. Wall street laid the decline in prices to that clause of the message which recom mended that the interstate commerce com mission be vested with power to regulate fares and rates of railroads. The "street professed to takp alarm at the recommenda. tion. coming as it did on executive.approval of bills already introduced in both houses of Congress proposing the same thing, and when the slump in a certain industrial stocks. occasioned by the advertisement of a former promoter of the stock, Thomas W. Lawson. commenced. the whole market be gan to tumble. Regarded as Flimsy Excuse. .At the Capitol today the explanation of Wall street for the decline in prices was not accepted by congressmen who are post ed on the probable legislative program. It was said by these men that the market had been bulled tofthe limit, was topheavy of Its own weight and that it only was too glad for an excuse to topple over. These men went on to say that to ascribe it to the President's message was a flimsy ex cuse in point of merit, but evidently was sumcient for Wall street. "I suppose," remarked a well-known mem ber of the House, who keeps in touch with high finance, "that Wall street will be damning Roosevelt pgain and charging gim with spilling the fat in "be fire as_ they did when he ordered the - prosecution of the Northern Securities case. But it won't do; there is no occasion for alarm at anything ht the President's ensmase. Wall street has been told that and yet keeps on In its pSidd ef fear.". 1egnlation of Railway Rates; It was said by well-informed men at the Capitol that there is no likelihood what" ever of Congress enacting the recommenda" tion of the President to vest such wide power in the interstate commerce commis sion. It was said. further that every man who keeps posted on legislative affairs knows that there is no such likelihood. The question was threshed over by the leading spirits of the House and Senate last ses sion when bills were introduced. It was argued then that it would be im politic to vest such wide discretionary powers in a body such as the Interstate commerce commission and that before the discretion was granted the basic organiza tion of the commission would have to be enlarged. It is said that the President was advised of these views of the leaders of Congress. The recommendation in Monday's message is accounted for by those who are interested in the subject on the score of the influence of the three western governors who recent ly talked with the President, Van Bant of Minnesota, La Follette of Wisconsin and Cummins of Iowa. In these three states the question of railroad rates is paramount at this time and around it re volves politics. It is thought at the Capitol that the Presi dent was moved to the recommendation by theurgingof the three gcvernorsand the con currence of his own judgmient in their views. Senator Quarles of Wisconsin, who was run over in the last election by the machine of Governor La Follette, is in line with the governor and the President on the queston of regulation of railroad rates, and will urge his bill now pending in Congress. Quetion of a Clash. The main question is, will there le a clash between the executive and Congress over this matter? Up to this time the lead ers In Congress do not know how deter mined the President is in his attitude, nor whether he intends to make a fight for his recommendation. He may think that he has performed his duty in calling attentLion of Congress to it, in response to the plead ing of the three governors and others who have approached him, and not attempt to bring Congress tO' his way of viewirig the matter. However, If the President is "out for blood," as one congressman put it, and con tinues to urge the case upon Congress, a very pretty contest will be precipitated. The financial world has been assured that there shall he no legislation along the line recommended in the -message relating tc regultalon of railroad rates, This assur ance was given, it is said, in ample time to protect the market, and It is claimed that Washington should not be held responsible for the crash that Wail street is now expe riencing. DENIAL oF SUFFRAGE XE. XOR3RLTS PROPOSED REDUC TION 01 EEPRRSnmTATION. RepresentatIve Morrell of Pennsylvania today introduced a bill to reduee represen tetion in states -where citisens are distran ehised. The bill is pore general thian that Iatroduoed by Senator Platt yesterday, and I$u provisions apply to any state listiting The fenated into law, would~we oe reresntatiosinC9nga'es of an diate whieh denies the right, it suffrage ti 45f4 its aie hamikWtas' In any weg Ia rebull#os or other erIen. "mTe i so denied or abridged and to report the same to the Speaker of the House of Repre sentatives on the 4th day of March. 1901, and biennially thereafter. Provision Is further made for the reading of t1e report In open session at the begtn n:ng of each Congress, which. shall form the basis of calculation In determining the nunmber of representatives to which a state shall be entitled in that Congress. "If It should appear." the bill further provdes~ "thbt the nuaber of representa tives that have been accredited by any state exceeds the number to which It shall be entitled according to the rule of appor tionment herein provided. none 'of the per onw se aeeredited as representatives a be entitled to seats in the House of Repre" sentatives, but a vacancy in the entire rep resentation of such state shall be declared by resolution of the House, and the exec utive authority of sue4 state shall Issue writs for the election of a-number of repre sentatives-at-large for the same equal to the number to phich It may be justly en titled, as declared by the House of Repre sentatiyes." NAN PATTERSON TRIAL ONLY ONE MORE JUROR TO SE CURE TODAY-WOMEN EXCLUDED. NEW YORK, December 8.-With only one more juror 'to be chosen to complete the panel when the trial of Nan Patterson was resumed in the supreme court today It was believed that the prosecution's case would be well under way before adjourn ment tonight. The little gatherings of well dressed women which have been conspicu ous at many of the famous trials In this city in the past were not in evidence today. Jrstice Vernon Davis has Issued an order that with the exception of those who rray be called as witnesses or who have some other' direct connection with the case. all women will *5e excluded from the court room. A similar order Issued during the previous trial was frequently violated, but the jus tice has announced that this time it 'must be strictly observed. It Is believed that Justice Davis has. taken this position largely out of consider ation for the prisoner. Miss Patterson complained bitterly during the first trial because she was obliged to "sit all day and be stared at by a crowd of women," as she expressed it. Miss Patterson seems to be in better spirits as the trial progresses. She has not yet entirely recovered from her slight illness of last week, but every day shows an improvement In her health. BANK SAFE DYNAMITED DARING ATIESPT TO BOB MOUNT AIRY INSTITUTION. FREDERICK, Md., December .-At an early hour this morning a daring attempt was made to rob the Mount Airy bank. The Iron safe was bown to peees, but before the tebbers could open an inner door of the vault beyond which lay the money and se eurities of the Iinstitution; the _tbieves wre frightened away by , the sitsens of the town, attracted by the explosion. Thq attempt to rob the bank was evi dently pre-arranged In a careful manner, but was frustrated by the prompt arrival of a large number of citizens. It Is thought that three men were engaged in the bur glary, two of whom were In the building and the third outside with a horse and buggy in readiness to escape. An examina tion of the building revealed that some powerful explosive had been employed, the over charge being responsible for the heavy noise. The front of the safe was blown to pieces. Fragments of iron were thrown against the ceiling, cutting the plaster In many pluces. The bottom of the safe was blown out and the wire netting around the interior was cut and torn. As soon as the robbers had departed Cashier Cain of the bank made an investigation and found that the inner door of the safe was cracked and almost ready to fall out. Several taps from a hamemr easily dis lodged te door, and the cashier removed $4,000 iv bank notes. which laid within easy reach of the robbers. The burglars left no clue that will lead to their capture or identity. 8ENhATION AT - PARIS PRENCH DEPUTY WAS FOUND AS PHYXIATED BY GAS. PARIS. December S.-M. Siveton, the na tionalist deputy, whose action in striking War Minister Andre In the chamber of deputies, November 4, led to the minister's resignation, was found dead late this after noon, having been asphyxiated by gas. ON TETR WAY SOUTH, Vessels of the Pacific Squadron Depart From the Isthmus. Rear Admiral Goodrich. commanding the Pacific squadron, has notified the Navy De partment that the cruisers New York an.d Mar'blehead and the gutnboat Bennington, which have been at Panama for several days In connection with the official visit of Secretary Taft, left that port yesterday for Cocquimbo, Chile. on their way to Sandy Point. Straits of Magellan, where they will await the arrival of the cruiser Chicago, which left Bahla. Brasil, a few days ago for that place. The Chicago will relieve the New York as flagship of the Pacific squadron. and the New York will proceed up the east coast of South America on her way to New York for service with the North Atlantic Qeet. The cegser Boston remains at Panama In accordance with the policy of having a warship constantly on duty at the Isthmus to safeguard the Interests of the United States. MR., TEIANA IN CHARGE. Enyii Corte. WUI Re Apponted Co lenLbian Mi=ister to Tisi Cauntry. Mr. Trisna, the Cokhnbla charge d'aaires ad Intedem, was an early caller at the State Departimeat today, where he saw Uscr'etary May asud plresented Mis eeentas and in Sosped the Secretary that he would rsaa In Was-hn=ton this winter temporarllfy Ia ahmee of the eteuLa Quits unemanev Mr. Tiana has heard that Usrique Corte. * bI' e apponted Cbteinblan minister at naesetsne Tbts Infsteran colides wbthat received by the MIt. Deport a~~I et hau este Sent Testimny. Results prove crnir The silent testimony of the hundreds of advertisers using The Star speaks for the results they get from . PANIC IN WLL STREE Violent Break of Prices is American Stooks. 18 OHARGED TO LAWBON -A-EET SAM TO HAVE POLLOW ED RU PIHWT NOV. Over 2,400,000 Shares Traded in Am4 Scenes of Wild Ecitemet Copper and U. S. Steel. The stock market became demor alized during the first hour today, after the weakness had been strenu ously contested by supporting or ders. During these tactics the fluc titations were violent and frequent, but many prominent stocks were held at about last night's level, -nd Sugar above. Toward the end of the hour, however, support seemed to 'be abandoned and prices slumped throughout. Amalgamated Copper and United States Steel were the central figures in the exciting scencs of the day. NEW YORK, December 8.-In Wall street today Amalgamated Copper fell by one-halt point intervals 111% to 5i. Tennessee Coal dropped 4%, United States Steel preferred 3%. Colorado Fuel 5. and Missouri Pacific. Louisville and Nashville, Pressed Steel Car, Steel Foundries preferred, Hide and Leather preferred, Virginia Iron and others. 8 points or over. Chicago Great Western preferred dropped 8. Calling for additional margins by alarmed brokers precipitated heavy liquidation in all directions. The stock exchange gallery was crowded not so much with out-of-town visitors as It was w;th people having business in the district who had heard of the market's de moralization and were curious to witness the scene. The greatest crowds on the floor were around the Amalgamated Copper and U. 8. Steel tr4ding posts. The shouts of the brokers rose In a confused din to the gal lery. To this noise was added the ringlg of countless telephone bells in the private booths of the brokers at the west ad at the soor and the scurrying in every tin of scores 'of messeners. It was served that many prominent breken who seldom appear on the floor were there this morning. In the etetement of the esnslam they evidetIy deemed it advisable to handle their own businssa Instead of distributing orders, as is often done. Bentiment was bearish from the outset. Hols es apen ing It was lmown that Bosten had wat in heavy selling orders in Amalgamated Cop per; also that the leading wire or commis sion houses were on the short side. From all accounts the break In the first bour was largely due to forced liquidation. No Regard for Prices. There is no doubt that many accounts were thrown over without regard to prices. Boston was reported to have sold over 45.000 shares of Copper in the first few minutes, and the break caused by these heavy offerings brought a lood of selling orders in this and other stock., chiefly industrial, to all parts of the room. All support was withdrawn from the market. As prices crumbled panic swept the floor of the stock exchange. Stocks were unloaded without heed to the prices they would bring, and the drop betwqen sales extended In many cases from il to over 2 points. Colorado Fuel was carried down 11%, UnIted States Steel preferred, 7%; the common, 6%; St. Paul, 7%; Brooklyn Transit, 7% ; Tennes see Coal, 9%; Missquri Pacific, 3%; Met ropolItan Street Railway and Metropoli tan Securities, over 5 points; Sugar, 6%; Consolidated Gas as much; New Tobacco preferred, 5%; Chesapeake and Ohio, 4%; American Car, 4%; Reading 4%; Union Pacific, Erie, Louisville and Nashville, Southern Pacific and other active stocks, I points or over. There were sudden and violent rallies by intervals of a point or more. United States Steel preferred and Amalgamated recovered over 2 points, but liquidation was constantly renewed on the rally, and new loWr prices were made. The panic was somewhat allayed during. the second hour of the market, and the room bears who had been sellIng heedlessly on the break found it difficult to s.ecure stocks to cover their short contracts. Vio lent rallies were the result. United States Steel recovered 4%, Colorado Fuel 4%, St. Paul 4. Sugar. United States Steel .pre ferred, Missouri Pacific and Tennessee Coal 1% to 3% and Erie. the Metropolitan Street Railway stocks, Reading, Union Pacific and Amalgamated Copper 2% to 3. There were renewed breaks at some points. Union Pa cific receding an extreme 5%. St. Louis Southwestern preferred 7 and Lake Erie and Western 8%. The fluctuations contin ued violent and erratic, rallies be'ng met by fresh liquidation. The restraint of the selling on the early afternoon rally served to restore confidenOs pretty fully and the market became active and strong lin the last hour. The losses in the standard stocks were almost entirely made up and not a few sold at fractions above last night. Even in the acutely weak stocks of the morning the losses were re luced to moderate proportions. Conditions Improved inAftiee. The opening rate for call money was d per cent, but the supply sogn became ex hausted In the early afternoon, the rate ad vancing to 4%a4%. There was an abrupt break in sterling exca.nge, which wse thcught to reflect .the higher mnoney rate hero as well as London buying of out stocks. The exciteent subsided soon after the first hour, when support was .ees in a nanber of issues, particularly the ,tandard railway shares and the -see stocks. Further Improvement was shows by the entire list during the noon hour, some stocks recovering toea fraction of tbs previus days close. Business for the~ two :ours of the sorning session aggregatadE over 1A.00000 shares, and the tape was romn ten to fifteen minutes behind in the rerng of oper:ations. Wise uati ofa prices ea m k ~agnsiae nthe entty afterpeaman er asesseN t tate Theom NIL -~ '.