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Senate Interstate Commerce
Committee to Meet.
No Witnesses to Be Heard Until Tues
day?Many Persons Wish
to Speak.
The Senate committee on Interstate com
merce will meet tomorrow afternoon at 3
ii\ Im k 1o resume consideration of railroad
rates, which occupied the committee dur
ing i large part of the last session of Con
gress Senator Kikins, chairman of the
committee, has given a great deal of atten
tion to this subject since the adjournment
of Congress and proposes making the In
quiry ts searching as possible In order that
is committee will have full Information In
order to enable it to agree on some ade
quate measure to perfect, as far as possi
ble. legislation relating to the railroads.
Many Wish to Testify.
The . i.mmittee will not hear any wlt
s 'omorrow afternoon, but will merely
. >;k o>. it tlif. work of the committee In order
to ou: line in some definite form what the
committee will do during the coming sum
mer. There are a large number of wlt
iics-cs wiio wish to be heard?many more
than tae committee particularly wishes to
have .efore it. Quite a number of these
wi i i-s-'-s desire to have the representatives
of the railroads complete their" testimony
before they go on the stand. Just what
program will be adopted as to the order In
which lie witnesses are to be heard has
not yet been determined.
Senator Kikins has been in New York
during the past two days, but it is expected
that lie will return here this evening. He
lias been working to the end that he may
procure t!ie views of as many men of high
standing in th railroad world as possible,
not on I > on various plans for the regulation
nf railroad rat>s. but also in regard to the
probable constitutionality of many of the
propositions that have l>een placed before
the committee. The latter opinions he
wishes to procure from distinguished law
yer- who are not Interested in the railroads
in any direct way and are not acting as
their attorneys. He has found that to a
large extent lawyers whose opinions are
rated high on all legal questions bearing
? in transportation are. in one way or an
other. in the employ of the railroads in
their legal departments. Still he has ai
re ulj formed quite an extensive list of
lawyers not connected with the railroad
interests whose Judgment will command at
tention and will lie received by the country
at large as disinterested.
The views of these attorneys on various
projects for railroad rates regulation will
lie procured so that Congress may have a
mass of expert opinion, as well as infor
mation to guide it In framing legislation
that is not likely to be declared unconsti
tutional by the Supreme Court of the United
Witnesses to Be Heard Tuesday.
Thy will b?- no witness before the com
mittee tomorrow afternoon, but Tuesday
morning the witnesses will be called, and
from that time on the committee is likely
to sit with a good deal of regularity during
the morning and afternoon. The committee
has not decided whether it will remain here
until its work has been completed or
whether it will adjourn to some locality
where it can enjoy .sea breezes while it
hears witnesses, as has been done in a
number of instances by other congression
al committees. It is not unlikely that as
ti c hot weather approaches the committee
will go to Atlantic City.
Just how long the committee will be in
obtaining all the testimony it desires is
also unknown. There is no doubt that a
good many members of the committee look
upon the task beiore them of hearing a
large number of witnesses during the heated
period of the year with no satisfaction.
Throughout the country, however, there is
a sentiment in favor of continuing the In
vestigations and in favor of some sort of
View of Conservatives.
On the part of a good many conservative
men there Is a fear that unless the legisla
tion affecting the railroad interests is ob
tained in a very careful way there is dan
ger that serious i Jury may be done to
these vast interests that are said to in
volve a capital in various forms of about
$12.<*-o.ii??,*WU. Kallroad securities are
selling at high levels, If not rather
higlie; than they have ever sold in the his
tory of the roads as a whole. They have
been bought freely by the most conserva
tive Investors, and have gone in the hands
to a considerable extent of trust compa
nies. life insurance companies, administra
tor of estates and as safe investment se
curities by many people. Conservative men
? re anxious that nothing shall be done by
I'ongresa that may tend to create a panicky
feeling on the part of the holders or may
iuse them to fear that any feeling of hos
tility exists in Congress toward such in
The committee Is fully aware of this
sentiment among t be. conservative element
th. ct untry. and is anxious that nothing
does aiiull be of a nature to unsettle any
- :s111: ? . n t?-*rests. Hut before Congress re
'^mb. i it hopes to secure a mass of
?e-timony and expert opinion that will en
able to Congress to act much more wisely
than would Itave been possible in the last
si s*ion.
ontest at Richmond Over Plan?
White and Black Opposition.
s 1 -< nl I'orrespoudenee of The Sun.i.iy star.
RICHMOND. Va? April 15. 15)05.
I or some time the colored people of the
city have been figuring on a park for their
exclusive use. contending that they have no
place for recreation In which they can In
dulge in amusements and have theatricals,
concerts, balls, games and outdoor sports.
They have gotten an option on a tract of
land near the city, and white farmers living
in the vicinity of the proposed park are re
monstrating and protesting, asserting that
tb?Mr property will depreciate in value, and
that they will have little or no protection
against the disorderly eiement among the
Jass who will go to the place for the pur
pose of making trouble. The case will, It
is believed, go to the courts.
The negro preachers are Inveighing against
the park movement, holding that it is not
an essential to the material benefit of the
c ored race, and contending that the best
element* of the race do not care for a park
at which the disreputable element will be
conspicuous at all times.
The morals of those who would go to the
park- they say, would not be Improved,
as drinking and other unseemly conduct
w >ii!d t>? encouraged at all times by the
younger element.
Wrestling Match at Chicago?Won on
a Foul.
i HICAGO, April 15.?John J. Rooney of
Chicago defeated Jim I'arr of England In
a wrestling match tonight at the gymna
sium of the Chicago Athletic Association,
?-ntning two out of three falls.
The style of match was straight catch
as catch-can.
Rooney won the second and third falls In
9 minutes and 30 seconds and 3 minutes
and 30 seconds, respectively. Parr won the
Irst fall in 11 minutes and 45 seconds. John
Neileger of the Chicago Athletic Associa
tion was gtven the decision over Frank
Gordon of Brooklyn on a foul in a catch
as catch-can match.
Kach man won a fall and in the third
bout the referee gave the match tj Nelle
"or on a foul.
TRENTON, Tenn.. April 15.?Three men
were killed, three injured and consider
able damage done to property here today
by the explosion of some powder In a
storehouse In the rear of a hardware
store. The dead: Robert Phelan, owner
of the hardware store; I>r. Parker, Tren
ton; Mr. Arnold of Crockett county. In
jured: John K. Pearce, probably fatally;
John Klopp, Tom Jones (colored).
Mr. Phelan was trying a target gun. It
Is thoufe'it a ball penetrated a can of
powder in the storehouse and caused the
explosion. The store was practically de
molished: the store house of J. A. Landis
was wrecked, and the meat market of
Pearce & Klopp badly damaged. Nearly
every business house down town was
damaged to some extent.
Crowd Drawn by Full String Orchestra
?200 Conversions.
Special Dispatch to The Sunday Star.
NORFOLK, Va.. April IP. 1906.
A revival which is now In progress here at
the fashionable Epworth Methodist Church,
conducted by Evangelist Brown of St.
Louis, has had remarkable success, there
having been more than two hundred con
versions within a week.
One of the unique features of the revival
is the presence of a full orchestra consist
ing of two pianos, cornets, harps and
string music of all kinds. This was inau
gurated to draw a crowd, and has worked
most successfully.
Richmond Sports Deplore Failure to
Oet Into the Game.
Special Dispatch to The Sunday Star.
RICHMOND. Va.. April 15, 1005.
Efforts to revive base ball in this city this
season have been met with failure on every
side. This city, with more than one hun
dred thousand population, is about the only
one in the country which will not have a
ball team in keeping with her importance.
It Is a source of regret. The sport has al
ways paid in this city, fcjt because of her
position?so far away from other cities that
could keep In her class?the expenses of
traveling make it impossible to maintain a
league. The State League lias not paid very
Several years ago this city was in the
Bastern league, the team being under the
management of Jake Wells, who is now in
the theatrical business, and who has made
a success in that line. The city has a
team in the Inter-City League, made up of
local players, but the teams are not such
as the lovers of the sport would like to
see. The almost unanimous belief and hope
here is that this city will another year be
come a member of the American Associa
Inquiry Into Standard Oil Company's
Methods Begun.
CHANUTE,' Kan., April 15.?The real
work of Commissioner Garfield's investiga
tion into the workings of the Standard Oil
Company in Kansas was begun today.
After interviewing a number of Chanute oil
producers. Commissioner Garfield left for
Humboldt to talk with State Senator Stew
art and C. D. Webster.
Webster is owner of an independent re
finery at Humboldt. He says he knows of
agreements between the railroads and the
Standard Oil Company to keep independent
oil off the market.
His Arrival at St. Petersburg Marked
by Cordiality.
ST. PETERSBURG, April 15?10:46 p.m.?
American Ambassador Meyer has been cor
dially received here and is making a
splendid Impression In diplomatic and gov
ernment circles. A brilliant career, both
diplomatically and socially, is predicted for
During the week Mr. Meyer has been
busy making calls on the ambassadors and
ministers and attending dinners given in
his honor by Sir Charles Hardinge. the
British ambassador: Baron D'Aehrenthal,
the Austrian ambassador; Spencer Eddy,
first secretary of the American embassy,
and Princess Sarorufa. Friday night the
ambassador occupied a box at tiie Italian
Mr. Meyer will soon move into the Klein
michel palace, where he probably will en
tertain oil a large scale on the arrival of
Mrs. Meyer and the Misses Meyer, who are
expected here in the middle of May.
For Alleged Unlawful Cremation of
? Husband's Dead Body.
CINCINNATI. April 15.?Alleging that
Dr. John B. Campbell of this city, proprie
tor of a sanitarium, had unlawfully, and
without authority from her, cremated the
body of her husband, the late James Camp
bell, Mrs Ella R. Campbell of Chicago sued
Dr. Campbell in the United States court to
day for $25,000.
James Campbell was Dr. Campbell's son.
Mrs. Campbell charged that by depriving
her of the body of her husband and the
opportunity to give it proper burial Dr.
Campbell had caused her to suffer great
mental anguish.
Company's Answer to Bill Asking to
Show Cause.
Special Dispatch to The Sunday Star.
BALTIMORE, Md., April 15. ? The an
swer of the Queen Anne's Ferry and Equip
ment Company to the bill filed by William
F. Overholt, asking a receiver for three
steamers owned by the company, was filed
In circuit court No. 2 today.
The answer admits that the steamers are
not now running, but denies that they are
deteriorating in value; admits that no divi
dend has been paid on the preferred stock
of the company since June 1. 1003; den'es
that the company is insolvent, and avers
that its assets are sufficient to pay all of
its debts in full, and that there is no occa
sion for a receivership.
For Violation of Revenue Laws.
Special Dispatch The Sunday Star.
CUMBERLAND, Md.. April 15.?John J.
Stump, a wholesale liquor dealer here, was
arrested today by Deputy United States
Marshal Jacob D. George upon an indict
ment rendered In the United States court
for the northern district of West Virginia,
at Parkersburg, for violation of the inter
nal revenue laws. It is reported that some
liquors were sent Into West Virginia by
Mr. Stump, wlw trades under the name of
J. J. Stump & Co.. without having placed
thereon the required revenue stamps. Mr.
Stump is well known in local politics and
was a member of the last session of the
Maryland legislature. There is some talk
also of his being in the field for state sen
ator from Alleghany. He gave bond.
Spanish War Veteran's Suicide.
Special Dispatch to The Sunday Star.
HAGERSTOWN. Md., April 15.?Ruther
ford B. Hayes Bear, a veteran of the Span
ish-American war. th!s evening shot himself
In the head at his home near Wllllamsport,
Washington county, with suicidal intent. A
physician was summoned Ik stated his
Injuries would prove fatal. Bear Is about
thirty years old. He saw service in the
Philippines, where he was 111 for a time
with typhoid fever. He is a grandson of
Henry Bear of Hagerstown. who a few
days ago celebrated his ninetieth birthday
anniversary. Bear waa married about three
year* ago. His health has bean poor since
his return from the Philippines.
CHICAGO, April 13.?Two "Chicago women
are said to form a link in the chain of evi
dence which the government Is trying to
forge around the packers. The women are
Mrs. Irving A. Vant, wife of the assistant
secretary of Swift & Co., and Mrs. Richard
W. Howes, wife of the head of the casing
department of Swift & Co. The husband
of each woman is in Canada. Messrs. Vant
and Howes left Chicago before the grand
jury convened.
That the husbands are In Canada at the
instigation of the legal advisers of a cer
tain packing company is a charge which, it
is said, the government sefka to prove from
the testimony of the wives, both of whom
returned from Canada within the last few
Since returning Mrs. Howes is said to
have met an attorney connected with, a
prominent packing firm and discussed plans
for a trip to Europe with her husband. A j
similar trip for the Vants Is said to have
been discussed at the time.
The government authorities exerted every
effort to keep the matter secret, but it was
learned that the three witnesses were sum
moned on "forthwith subpoenas." and that
they failed to tell a3 much as had been
expected. Five indictments already have
been returned for Interference with govern
ment witnesses.
Both men were reported yesterday at the
Windsor Hotel, Montreal. They left Chi
cago before the grand jury convened.
Another delay In the hearing of the case
of Thomas J. Connors, the indicted general
superintendent of Armour & Co. was grant
ed by Judge Land is today by agreement of
counsel. The matter went over until next
Prisoners in Indian Territory Jails Fed
by the Government.
When Col. Cecil Clay, general agent of
the Department of Justice, took charge or
that work, he found that at the four United
States jails in the Indian Territory?Musco
gee, South McAIester, Vlnita and Ardxnore
the feeding of United States prisoners was
I done by contract, tne contractor receiving
21 cents a day for each prisoner. A care
ful Im estimation revealed that the prisoners
coould be fed for much less and that the
contractor was m-iking an average of 11
cents a day profit on a large number of
prisoners. Last fail Col. Clay refused to
make further contracts for the feeding of
prisoners and put this work in charge of
united States marshals, who turned it over
to the Jailers. The experiment lias resulted
in showing that the government Is able to
feed the prisoners at less than 10 cents a
day and give them as good food as is ob
tained anywhere A report that has been
received from the four jails for the three
months ended with March shows that at
Muscogee alone the saving was 9'2,tjw over
the same period one year ago.
Col. Clay has received the commendation
of Attorney General Moody upon his suc
cessful management of this and other
prison questions that have arisen.
Assistant Secretary Darling's Indorse
ment of the Record.
In executing that portion of the sentence
calling for a public reprimand imposed by
court-martial in the case of Second Lieut.
Frederick A. Gardener of the Marine Corps,
convicted of intoxication and disorderly
conduct at a ball in Annapolis, Assistant
Secietary Darling of the Navy Department
indorsed the record of the case as follows:
"The sentence has this day been ap
proved, but, in view of the unanimous rec
ommendation ol the court to clemency,
made 'in consideration of the youth and in
experience of Sicond Lieut. Gardener and
of the exceptional circumstances under
which the offenses were committed,' that
part of the sentence involving loss qf num
bers in your grade has been mitigated so
that you shall lose live numbers in your
grade. In administering the reprimand im
posed as part of the sentence in this case
it is deem id sufficient to say that an officer
whose use of intoxicating liquors was so
excessive that he became drunk and re
fused to obey the lawful order of his su
perior officer and cont'nued to make efforts
to re-enter a bail room from which he has
been ordered by his commanding officer has
been guilty of misconduct tending to de
stroy his reputation as an officer and a
gentleman and he would be deeply morti
fied by the publication of an order an
nouncing to the service the fact of his trial
and conviction by a court-martiai for such
offenses. The publication to the service by
general court-martial order of the lindings
and sentence of the court and of the fore
going remarks embraced herein will be re
garded as a compliance with so much of
the sentence of the court as provides that
Second Lieut. Frederick A. Gardener, U. S.
Marine Corps, shall be pubiicly reprimand
ed by the Secretary of the Navy. Second
Lieut. Gardener will be released from ar
rest and restored to duty."
Various Phases of Canal Work Discuss
ed by the Commissioners.
An all-day meeting of the executive com
mittee of the Panama canal commission
was held yesterday to discuss the various
phases of the canal work, particularly those
relating to the duties of the engineer mem
bers of the commission. This practically
was the first opportunity the executive com
mittee had had to consider the subject of
the canal work carefully, and many mat
ters of routine were discussed. A member
of the executive committee announced that,
while many subjects were under consider
ation during the day, not much in the way
of real news had been developed.
During the day a protest was filed by the
Knights of Labor against the employment
of laborers on the canal construction work
for more than tight hours a day and against
the employment of Chinese or Japanese
laborers at all. By direction of the com
mittee the Knights of Labor were informed
that the subject would be considered fully
and that later they would be given an
answer to their protest.
It has not been determined definitely when
the executive committee of the commission,
consisting of Chairman Shonts, Chief Engi
neer Wallace and Judge Magoon. will go to
the isthmus of Panama, but it is expected
they will go in a month or five weeks. Con
siderable routine work is to be done here
before the commission will be able to get
A meeting of the commission will be held
at the headquarters of the Panama Rail
road Company In New York tomorrow to
consider matters relating particularly to
the operation of the railroad.
Rose Bowl Presented Admiral Walker
by Canal Commission Associates.
The officers and employes In the office of
the Isthmian canal commission In this city
yesterday presented a magnificent rote
bowl to Rear Admiral John G. Walker,
United States navy, who recently retired
from the chairmanship of the commission.
The bowl, which is of solid silver, stands
about twenty inches high, and is of exquis
ite and exclusive design, being the only
bowl of its kind In this country. On one
side is a large monogram of the admiral's
Initials, and the following motto in heavy
embossed letters:
Mar rrrrj food erent attend thee now
And Meanings wait upon thy way. '
On the opposite side of the bowl is the
following inscription, beautifully carved
expressing the esteem and admiration in
which the admiral is held by his former
associates of the commission:
Ib grateful appreciation of Us ateadfaat "rlnm
and courtesy to bis follow officer* *aa
Diplomatic Views of Questions
of World-Wide Interest.
In Preparations Relative to Morocco
Interest in Rojestensky?Mission
to French Indo-China.
PARIS, April 15?Information reaching
high quarters here is quite definite that all
the capitals except Vienna took substan
tially the same grounds as did Washington
in assuming a neutral, or negative, atti
tude toward Germany's preparations rela
tive to Morocco. Concerning Vienna the
information is less exact, but It is believed
to be in accordance with the action of the
other capitals.
Acting Secretary of State Taft's course in
avoiding giving American support of Ger
many's position evokes the wannest tributes
from the French press. The Matin prints
a large portrait of Secretary Taft with a
leading article setting forth the present
strong bonds uniting France and the United
States, and quotes a friend of Secretary
Taft as saying: "American Interests in Mo
rocco do not warrant our mixing In this
political controversy. Emperor William
should have known this, for while our af
fection for him and Germany is most sin
cere. it does not warrant Our forgetting the
consideration we owe to France and Eng
The Matin said the community of ideas
between the United States and France is
most complete; and the paper congratulates
the government upon the cordiality existing
in London and the strong support given
there to the French position This leads
diplomats to say that Great Britain owes
F ranee much more than moral support in
Morocco. The Anglo-French understanding
resulted in France relinquishing to Great
Britain the French shore of Newfoundland
and important French rights in Egypt, and
Great Britain's consideration for this was
the recognition of France's paramount in
fluence in Morocco.
Therefore it Is held that since Great Brit
ain has held possession of the Newfound
land shore and of the French rights in
Eg> pt there is a definite obligation on the
part of Great Britain to deliver her part of
the contract, namely, French predominance
In Morocco.
Bojestvensky's Purpose.
Interest in Admiral Bojestvensky's auda
cious move occupies equal attention with
Morocco. The French naval critics praise J
the Bussian admiral as showing the first
evidence of bold initiative Russia has 'thus |
far given. It is the general view that Ro- 1
Jestvensky is likely to fight a losing battle
in carrying out his design to sacrifice his
own ships In order to cripple the naval
strength of Japan.
1 he fact that Capt. Clado, who was Ad
miral Bojestvensky's chief tactician until
t ie North s^a Incident, has been practically
exiled by his appointment to command the
fleet of gunboats on tlie Amur river recalls
his numerous naval controversies. While at
tending the sessions here of the international
cinmlssion of inquiry into the North sea in
cident (.apt. Clado wrote a book pointing
out that gunboats were one of Russia's
greatest needs. This gives irony to his com
mand of a fleet of such boats In the heart
of Siberia.
To Look After French Interests.
Admiral Furnier, who was president of the
North sea commission, and Gen. Voyeron,
who commanded the French forces which
operated against the Boxers, expect to ac
company Colonial Minister Clementel on a
voyage of naval and military Inspection to
French Indo-Chlna. This results from the
apprehensions growing out of the Russo
. Japanese war over the insecurity of the
French defenses in the far east. The trip
Is expected to result in a general plan for
the construction of strong defenses at Sai
gon and other points in Indo-China.
The French railroads are taking great In
terest in the approaching international rail
road congress at Washington. A large
party of French railroad men will sail for
New York on the French line steamer La
Lorraine April 'J'J, including high govern
ment functionists, former Minister of Public
Works Maruejols and a score of representa
tives of each of the great branches of the
government railroads. La Lorraine will also
carry the Belgian, Dutch, Spanish and Por
tuguese delegations.
The French third-class cruiser Chasseloup
Laubat sails for Newfoundland Ma>' 1 to re
inforce the French squadron there. The
failure of Newfoundland to give French
fishermen suitable facilities and protection
in accordance with the Anglo-French agree
ment is considered one of the causes for
sending the cruiser to Newfoundland waters.
PORTLAND, Ore., April 15.?In the
United States district court today Repre
sentative J. A. Williamson filed demurrers
in connection with the two indictments re
turned against him, while his partner, Dr.
Van Gessner, and former United States
Commissioner Marion R. Biggs entered
pleas in abatement. All the questions at
Issue will come up for a hearing on
April 17.
One Indictment against Mr. Williamson
was returned February l.'t last and accuses
him, in conjunction with United States Sen
ator Mitchell, Bepresentatlve Binger Her
mann and others, of having conspired to
defraud the government out of a portion
of Its public lands In connection with an
alleged attempt to secure the establishment
of the Blue Mountain forest reserve In
eastern Oregon.
Grounds for Demurrers.
Williamson demurs on the ground that
the character of the alleged fraud Is not
specifically stated and that the Indictments
failed to describe the land on which the
fraud Is alleged to have been perpertrated.
The same form of demurrer Is employed
by Mr. Williamson In his reply to the In
dictment returned on February 11, accus
ing him of subornation of perjury.
Gessner and Biggs, in rheir plea in abate
ment, attack the qualification of the iurv
which indicted them.
Williamson, together with his partner Dr
Gessner, and Marion D. Biggs, were' In
dicted Febritary 11 for subornation of per
jury, It being charged that they induced
a number of persons to locate government
lands In behalf of Williamson and Gessner
who own a large sheep range in eastern
Oregon. Biggs took the affidavits of the
alleged fraudulent entryman.
Municipal Ownership and Operation of
Tractions Predicted Soon.
CHICAGO, April 15.?"Not only municipal
ownership, but municipal operation of the
two great traction system? of Chicago will
be an established fact. In my opir.ion with
in three months." Rafael R. Covin, former
receiver of the Union Traction lines and a
member of the Arm of Hoiiins ft Co. of
New Vork, the representatives of eastern
Interests to Union Traction properties, BEUMl? |
this statement today. How the ultimate
turning over of the properties will be ac
complished or under what terms are details
which he said would be worked out.
According to Mr. Gavin paralleling of the
systems will never be attempted, much less
ANNAPOLIS, Md.. April, 15.?With un
usually impressive ceremonies the body of
the late Don Manuel de Aspiroz. ambassa
dor to this country, who died at the Mexi
can legation in Washington some days ago,
was received in this city this afternoon
and embarked on the United States
Cruiser Columbia for Vera Crus, Mcxico,
lor burial.
The body arrived on a special train from
Washington, accompanied by the widow
and three children of the deceased, and the
attaches from the Mexican legation and
other members of the diplomatic corps.
Full Military Cortege.
Tlie cortege was a full military one. the
escort being composed of the full corps pf
officers and Instructors of the academy
and detachments of marines and sailors
from the academy and the Columbia.
Mme. Aspiroz was met by Superintend
ent Brownson of the academy in his pri
vate carriage and conveyed to the Santee
dock. As the cruiser, with her distin
guished burden, left the roads a salute of
nineteen guns was flretl from the academy
shore bateries.
Ordered to Produce Papers in Gas Com
pany Beceivership.
NEW YORK, April 15.? Judge I .a combe,
ill the United States circuit court today,
ordered the issuance of subpoenas directing
the production of certain data bearing on
the action commenced In the federal courts
of Massachusetts by George W. Pepper, re
ceiver of the Bay State Gas Company of
Eieiaware. against Jieriry H. Rogers. The
subpoena was directed against Henry C.
Eeming. president of the Mercantile Trust
Company of New York, and Wm. W> Bald
win. a lawyer of this city.
They are ordered to produce certain cor
respondence and data bearing upon the case
which is alleged to be in their possession
and to appear as witnesses before the spe
cial examinations. No date for the exam
ination is fixed by the order.
According to an application made by Re
ceiver Pepper, there is in the possession of
President Uemlng certain correspondence
between the Mercantile Trust Company and
Henry H. Rogers, Albert C. Burrage, Fred
erick W. Whlterldge, Katie Harrison, Fred
erick P. Harrison J. Edward Addlcks and
the Bay State Gas Company of New Jersey.
It Is also claimed that President Deming
has possession of correspondence between
his company and the New England Gas
and Coke Company, and other important
William W. Baldwin, the petition alleges,
has in his possession a certain prospectus
or circular entitled "memorandum" in rela
tion to the purchase of the Boston gas
companies, issued in the fall of 1897, in con
nection witli a certain underwriting agree
ment for the sale of the stock and bonds
of the New EnglandF Gas and Coke Com
Annapolis and Trinity Cut by Harvard
in Games Scheduled.
Special Dispatch to The Sunday Star.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 15.?Two col
leges have drawn the color line against
Harvard, according to crimson undergrad
uates today, as the reason advanced for
canceling the games with Annapolis and
Trinity College. The 'varsity nine has taken
Matthews, the colored short stop, along
and will not make the trip as far south as
the schedule calls for, the Annapolis game
being omitted.
Last year, owing to the objection raised
against him, Matthews did not accompany
the team on its southern trip, and as a
consequence Georgetown, the college most
insistent in its demand for his withdrawal,
scored a victory over Harvard.
This year Georgetown was dropped from
the crimson schedule.
This year Trinity and Annapolis objected
to Matthews, and. it is understood here,
declined to play unless he was withdrawn.
As Matthews is one of the mainstays of the
team, the request was refused and the
games canceled.
A Virginia Girl's Unlucky Experience
?Three Postponements.
Special Dispatch to The Sunday Star.'
NORFOLK, Va.. April 15, 1905.
After making elaborate preparations for
her marriage to Pearl Sumption of Harrison
burg, Va., Elise Snapp. a prominent young
woman of Winchester, Va., was taken sud
denly ill just a few minutes before the hour
of the wedding and had to be put to bed.
The wedding had to be postponed and the
guests left.
This was the third time that Miss Snapp
had passed through the same experience.
On the second occasion she was stricken
with pneumonia, from which she had only
, recently recovered.
Former Cashier of Tecumser (Neb.)
Bank Now in Jail.
LINCOLN, Neb., April 15. ? Charles M.
Chamberlain, cashier of the Chamberlain
Banking House at Tecumseh, Neb., who de
faulted a few years ago to the amount of
about $75,000 and then disappeared, has
turned up in Lincoln. Today he telegraphed
the sheriff at Tecumseh that he wished to
give himself up.
The sheriff came to Lincoln this afternoon
and Chamberlain is now in jail at Tecum
I seh. Most of the time since Chamberlain
disappeared he spent In Cuba.
Calls for Removal of Entire Police
Force of Lakewood.
I.AKEWOOD, N. J., April 15.?A present
ment has been handed down by the grand
Jury of Oceanic county calling for the le
moval of the entire police force of th's
place and an Investigation of certain real
estate agents and property owners on ac
count of the alleged existence of gambling
The presentment declares the police force
to be "incompetent, untrustworthy and in
subordinate," and states that when the con
ditions in the town were under Investiga
tion before the jury Chief Clarence Beebe
tried to throw responsibility on the patrol
men, and they. In turn, blamed their com
manding officer, and between them the in
terests of the town were Jeopardized.
Certain landlords and real estate agents
also are censured In the grand jury's re
port, and are declared to be even more
culpable than the gamblers, because they
made no effort to withhold privileges from
men whom they knew to be gamblers. The
prosecuting officer of the county is instruct
I ed to furnish the succeeding grand Jury
the names of owners, landlords and real
estate agents who may aid or abet gam
blers by renting, leasing or selling houses
or lands for the carrying on of gambling.
Physician Sees No Season Why He
Should Not Recover.
WASHINGTON. Conn.. April 15,-The
physician attending Senator Orville H.
Piatt issued the following statement to
"Senator Piatt has passed another satis
factory day. 1 think the fluid In his chest
is being absorbed. His mind is clear, and
unless some unexpected complication oc
curs I see no reason why he should not
ultimately get well.'
False Alarm Gives Engines a Bun.
A false alarm was sounded from box 243
about 130 o'clock this morning. The box
is located at 14th and Corcoran streets
northwest, and several companies of the
fire department and the eighth precinct
police reserves went then la response to
the alarm.
ED LOSS OF f175,000.
TITUSVILLE. Pa.. April 15.-At 3 o'clock
this afternoon Are broke out In the drying
room of Beebee & Sons' leather tannery
here, and for a time serious consequences
were feared, as the fire was rapidly working
its way toward a large benzine retinery. At
4 o'clock the Oil City fire department was
telegraphed to for assistance, and arriving
a couple of hours later, with their aid, the
local firemen succeeded In confining the
flames to one building of the plant. The
loss is placed at $175,000, fully covered by
A. P. Johnson, grocer, became confused
in the smoke while inside as a spectator
and fell into a hot water vat. He was res
cued by Chief of Police Lalely and will re
In the run to the fire Fireman James
Withrop was thrown from a hose cart and i
had his skull fractured.
Dun's Weekly Report Shows Jobbing
Normally Active.
Special Dispatch to The Saodar Star.
BALTIMORE. Md.. April 15.?R. O. Dun
& Co.'s weekly trade review for Baltimore
is as follows:
"General Jobbing business Is normally ac
tive and collections are up to the average.
Clothing manufacturers report current busi
ness of light proportions, the duplicate or
ders being smaller than last season and
collections are fairly good. Salesmen are
now preparing for their fall trips, and an
ticipate a good season, as stocks with the
retailers have been depleted by the long
continued cold weather.
"There is no apparent diminution of ac
tivity in dry goods, orders being plentiful,
while prices are very strong and tending
upward. Notions and underwear dealers
also report a brisk trade in their lines. The
jobbing season In boots and shoes Is only
fair, owing to a variety of causes, but some
manufacturers are well employed and re
port being unable to keep up with orders.
"Business in hats and caps is quite good
and there is a large demand for shirts and
overalls. ? ....
"The leaf tobacco market is unusually dull
with prices unchanged and collections on'y
moderate. Jobbing trade in stationery and
paper is quite good and prices have an
upward tendency, though collections are un
Complains of Quarantine Against Ports
in Cuba.
MOBILE, Ala., April 13.?Cuban Consul Leo
pold Dolseof this city has addressed a letter
to Dr. Rhett Goode, president of the quar
antine board of Mobile bay. In which he
sets out that the regulations of his board
which went into efTect April 1 against Cu
ban ports, are unjust and unnecessary, and
asks for their immediate repeal; otherwise
he threatens to call the attention of his
government lo the case, that measures
may be taken in the matter, calling the at
tention of Dr. Goode to the fact that if the
enforcement of the regulations is persist
ed in Cuba can, with good cause, adopt
retaliatory measures and quarantine against
Mobile because of the prevalence of cere
brospinal meningitis in this country.
Dr. Goode says the regulations were
adopted after a conference with United
Slates marine hospital service authorities
and the health authorities of Texas and
Argentine and Uruguay Have Settled
Their Differences.
Minister Beaupre reports to the State De
partment in a mail dispatch from Buenos
Ayres that the relations between Argen
tine and Uruguay, which have been
strained for a long time, have been re
stored to good condition by the co-opera
tion of the foreign offices of the two coun
tries. It is now expected that Uruguay
will promptly send a diplomatic represen
tative to Buenos Ayres to succeed Dr. Dan
iel Munoz, recently transferred to Lon
don, and that the Argentine minister, Senor
Alejandro Guesalaga, recently transferred
from Ascuncion to Montevideo, but de
tained in the former city by the state of
affairs in Paraguay, will proceed at once
to his new post.
The minister further reports that valu
able gum forests are thought to have been
discovered in the province of Saltl, Argen
tine, and that the government is making
an investigation.
Orders Issued in Relation to the Com
ing Maneuvers.
Brig. Gen. Barry, commanding the depart
ment of the gulf at Atlanta, has ordered
the following companies of coast artillery in
that department to participate In the Joint
army and navy exercises for 1905: Fort
Caswell, 19th company. C. A.; Fort Screven,
14th and l?th companies, C. A.; Key West
barracks, 11th company, C. A.; Fort Bar
rancas. 7th, 15th and 22d companies, C. A.;
Fort Morgan, 99th company, C. A.; Fort
Moultrie, 3d and 30th companies, C. A.
The 3d company will proceed to Fort Mon
roe, reporting to the commanding officer, ar
tillery district of the Chesapeake.
The 3(5th company will proceed to Fort
McHenry for assignment to Fort Armistead,
reporting to the commanding officer, artil
lery district of Baltimore.
The 14th and 19th companies will proceed
to Fort Hunt, and the 7th, 11th, 15th, 22d,
99th and 116th companies to Fort Washing
ton, reporting to the commanding officer,
artillery district of the Potomac.
The companies designated will time their
departure so as to arrive not later than May
1 at their respective destinations.
The following medical officers have been
ordered to report to the commanding officer,
artillery district of the Potomac, at Fort
Washington, not later than May 1 for duty
In connection with the exercises: Capt.
James S. Wilson, A. S., Fort Oglethorp;
Capt. Clyde S. Ford, A. 8., Fort Barrancas;
Capt. Henry S. Greenleaf, A. S., Fort Moul
trie; Capt. Eugene H. Hartnett, ^.. S., Key
West barracks; First Lieut. Reuben B. Mil
ler, A. S., Fort Screven.
The commanding officer at Fort Moultrie
will send the First Band, Artillery Corps, to
report to the commanding officer, artillery
district of the Potomac, at Fort Washing
ton, not later than May 1.
Upon the close of the maneuvers the coast
artillery companies, First Band, torpedo de
tachments, medical officers and hospital
corps detachments will return to their prop
er stations.
Seventy Thousand Tons Being Carried
on Fourteen Vessels.
In accordance with arrangements made
by the Navy Department eleven steamers
and three sailing vessels carrying 70,000
tons of coal are now on their way to the
naval station. Cavite. P. I. An equal
amount will be shipped in ten steamer,
and three sailing vessels which have been
booked to load. It la expected that the
coal pile at Cavite will amount to only 120.
000 tons upon the arrival of these vessels
because of the consumption of fuel en
route. It is probable that there will be no
more American ships available for this
aervlcf Not all the sailing vessels of
American registry already employed on this
work will be again available for the pur*
pose within twelve months.
One of the most expensive shipments of
coal that the Navy Department has made
to the naval station at Cavite was that
on the steamer Maine. That steamer was
disabled on the trip and put into the port
of Durban. Six hundred tons of the cargo
of coal Intended for the Cavite station had
to be thrown overboard, 6,000 tons were re
?Hip?wui |a ? steamer for Manila at a rate
of *7 a ton. and WOO tons were sold at a.
ruinously low price, while there was ao da
Making Great Noise, But
Little Real Headway.
Stupidity of Bureaucracy Denounced by
St. Petersburg Newspapers?
Workmen's Troubles.
ST. PETERSBURG. April 15.?'The possi
bility of a complete change In the fortunes
of war has had an appreciable effect In
strengthening tho reactionary Influence*
about his majesty, and the week has wit
nessed another defeat of President of the
Committee of Ministers Witte and the vote
of the proposed ecclesiastical council by the
emperor "until tranquillity Is re-estab
Meanwhile the endless bureaucratic com
missions charged with vartous reforms all
are working briskly and making great noise,
but little real headway, as all their de
cisions are provisional only and must go
through the council of the empire and re
ceive Imperial approval before being trans
lated Into edicts. While the words of all
breathe reform, acts tend to a contrary di
rection. For Instance, the press commis
sion decrees additional liberties, but the
censorship regulations grow severe.
The deplorable lack of confluence In the
government s sincerity In placing the re
forms in the hands of the bureaucracy re
sulted In the formation this week by Ixir
rlsters of a nucleus for a national organi
zation In favor of a constitution, and be
cause of this they were given notice to
leave the city within twenty-four hours.
Even M. Souverln. editor of Novoe
Vremya. who Is opposed to constitutional
ism, cries out against the delay.
"The bureaucracy asks for patience," he
says. "So did Kuropatkln, and he sufTered
defeat at the hands of the Japanese."
He openly denounces the stupidity of the
government which, he says, drives serious
minded. Intelligent men who meet to talk
on the country's welfare out of town while
daily and nightly revolutionaries who want
to overthhrow everything meet In spite of
the police and listen to incendiary speeches.
Plot Was Discovered.
WARSAW. April 15.?The elal>orate pre
cautions for the departure of Gov. Gen.
Maximovitch from the castle to the rail
road station are said to have been taken
In consequence of the discovery on Friday
by the police of a plot to asslssinate the
governor general.
LODZ, April 15.?A recrudencence of the
strike movement has occurred at Lodz.
The Coates' thread mills were closed today
and the workmen In a number of small
mills are out.
Closing of Putiloff Works.
ST. PETERSBURG, April 15-The out
break at the Putiloff Iron works which
culminated in the closing of the concern,
originated because of a scheme of the em
ployes to make the burial of men who were
killed in a recent accident in the works a
grand political demonstration. The work
men proposed to have Interment made in
the Smolensk cemetery, which Is In Vasslll
Ostrov, opposite the city, and which would
Involve a live-mile parade of the 12,000
workmen directly through the heart of the
The police Insisted that Interment take
place in a cemetery near the works, but the
workmen refused and. it is reported, will
endeavor to carry out their program to
morrow, which will mean certain conflict
with the police and Cossacks.
Promised Representation.
Minister of Interior Boullgan today re
ceived deputations from the municipalities
of Tiflls, Baku and Erwln, who demanded
participation by towns In the Caucusus in
the settlement of the question of the con
vocation of representatives of the assembly.
The delegates dwelt on the diversity of the
races and interests in the Caucusus, saying
they required the most complete represen
tation. Minister Boullgan promised them
Teamsters Returned to Work ? Will
Disband Union.
PHILADELPHIA, April 15.-The str:ke
of produce teamsters which started Thurs
day morning was ended tonight. The strik
ers notified their employers that they were
willing to disband their union If they were
restored to their positions.
Nearly all were re-employed, and they
pledged themselves never to join another
union, under penalty of dismissal.
Fanett Township to Be Quarantined
With an Armed Guard.
Special Dispatch to The Sunday Star.
HAGERSTOWN, Md.. April 15.-Otflclal
announcement was made this evening that
unless the smallpox regulations, laid down
by the state board of health, are regarded
at once by the residents of Fanett town
ship the entire section over which the dis
ease has spread will be quarantined by
placing an armed guard at every turnpike
and public road. The disease is spreading
rapidly along the northern border of Wash
ington county, although a majority of tha
cases are on the northern side of the Mason
and Dixon line.
Cornelius Godfrey Charged With Con
ducting Poker Game.
Sergeants Lee and Spr'nkle of the sec
ond precinct conducted a mid at house
1324 Oth street northwest last night about
11 o'clock and found sixteen men and two
women In the house. They arrested a man
who gave his name as Cornelius Godfrey,
and charged him with having conducted
a game of poker upon his premises. The
police conducted the entire party to the
second precinct station, where Godfrey
was locked up and the others were sum
moned to appear in court tomorrow morn
ing as witnesses.
It is said by the police that the defendant
in the case is the man who conducted a
resort at Chesapeake Junction several years
ago, and who was arrested and punished
by the authorities of Prince George county,
Md. He will probably give bond for his
appearance in court tomorrow morning.
Separation of Church and State.
PARIS, April 15.?During the debate on
the bill for the separation of church and
state the chamber of deputies today adopt
ed by a vote of 836 to 286 the clause by
which the republic shall not recognize sal
aried or subsidized culls. Section 11 of tha
bill Is now fully passed, and the debate on
section 111, which concerns religious edi
fices, will be continued on Monday.
Michigan Won University Debate.
CHICAGO, April IB-TIh. University of
Michigan won the annual Intercollegiate de
bate against the University of Chicago,
thereby earning the title of oluunplon of the
Central Debating League. The question
was, "Reeohred, That the preservation of
the Chinese empire Is for the best Inter
acts of ohrlUaaUon." Michigan had the
negative side of the question.
Alfonso Returned to Xftdrid.
MADRID. April IS.?King Alfonso, who
has been visiting Valencia, has returned to

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