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WITH 8UTTDAY MORNING BDITIOK. Btsiatit Oflie* 11U Stmt mi PtiujlTuiia iiMt Th# Ereninff Star Newspapsr Oompaij. ?. a KAOrrXANH, Fm lut. Krr Twk OB*: Trlku BliMiaf. OkiMf* CCm: Trihua WUtaf. The Erenin* Star, with the Snndty mornlag ?<J ttoo, la delivered b* carriers within the cltyativ casta per month; without the Sunday mo row* aM ttou at 44 rente per month. Be mall po?ta*p prepuld: Dally, Sunday iDclnded. one mouth. "0 eeotfc Dally, Sunday ' icepted; one mouth, ?0 C?14 Saturday Star, one rear. SI IK). Sunday Stan, ana year. 11.60. Weather. Rain tonight; tomorrow fair, colder. No. 16,512. WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1905-THIRTY-TWO PAGES. TWO CENTS. FEEL MORE HOPEFUL St. Petersburg Strike Leaders Are Reassured. THE TIE-UP CONTINUED MUTINOUS SAILORS SEIZED AND SENT TO CRONSTADT. Significant Address to Czar From Zemstvoists?Reported Agent Select ed to Kill Minister Dunovo. ST. PETERSBURG, Friday, De cember 8, via Helsingfors, Finland, December 9.?The leaders of the striking telegraph operators have taken a new grip of the situation and the tie-up continues practically complete. Cases of attacks on strike breakers are reported, and at Smo lensk, middle Russia, the strikers fired into a passing mail car. The sailors of the fourteenth and eighteenth divisions, in which a chronic condition of mutiny has pre vailed for some time, were finally surrounded by troops here at 3 o'clock this morning and weie marched to piers, embarked 011 barges and dispatched to Cronstadt. The local leaders of the post and tele graph strike, having received more encour aging news from Moscow, are making a desperate effort to rally their followers to continue the strike to the bitter end. They promise that those without funds will be provided for. and threaten deserters with violence. The leaders have succeeded In destroying telegraphic communication with KletT, Warsaw and Moscow, which was opened for a time last night. The executive com mittee has issued another appeal to the strikers to stand firm until all their de mands are satisfied. It concludes: "Be firm and victory Is ours." The strikers claim that the delegates who have returned here from Finland re port that the Finns will stand out to the end. From Vladikavkaz, North Caucasia, It is reported thfit the telegraphers have select ed a man to come to St. Petersburg and kill Interior Minister Durnovo and M. Se vastianoff, superintendent of posts and tel egraphs. Address to the Emperor. A delegation from the Tulu Zemstvo yes terday presented an address to the em peror as follows: "We adjure your majesty to rely on the peaceful millions of the Russian people, ?who desire freedom without lieense. Your majesty has removed a burden of 80,000 000 of roubles from the peasants, and you have promised relief In the matter of land. The Tula peasants expect help, but not from the senseless promises of the wicked. Your majesty will hear the truth not from the revolutionists,_but from the douma, which we pray your majesty not to tarry in calling." The emperor, after thanking the delega tion. said In reply: "For a full realization of the liberties ac corded It Is necessary primarily to restore order. This Is only possible with the hear.y co-operation of all the sons of Rus sia. I know that the needs of the peasants are great, aswi to relieve them is my con stant c-ire. What could be done at present has be?n done, but there Is still much to be accomplished, and therefore It Is neces sary to return to peaceful pursuits and to direct all your efforts to the furtherance of tl?e objects In view. If others follow your good example the work of improving the peasants' condition and the realization of the reforms will be greatly simplified." To Hold Editor Responsible. Several officers of the Seminovsky regi ment stationed at Tsarskoe-Selo, which on Monday was addressed by the emp&ror, who commented on its tried loyalty, and ex pressed the hope that it would always show itself as firmly united as It was at pres ent. have called on the editor of the Russ and d>-clared that they will hold him per sonally accountable hereafter for articles printed against the legirnent. RUN ON WARSAW BANKS. Battalion of Military Engineers Mu tinued Over Discomforts. WARSAW, December I).?There Is a heavy run today on the government savings banks as a result of the campaign against thom Inaugurated by the radical papers. The de positors demand their money In gold. A battalion of military engineers has mu tinied at Qora Kalwara, governor of War ?aw, complaining of bad food and unsuit able quarters. The mutineers have de stroyed the barrack kitchens and have oth ewise damaged the buildings. The military authorities have refrained from making ar res:s, fearing that It would provoke greater disturbances. The military telegraphers at Kieff have refused to take the places of striking civilians. The German government has asked the government of Russia to protect the War saw gas works, which are the property of * German company. Russian Bourse Fairly Steady. ST. PETERSBFRG. Friday. December 8 (night), vu Helsingfors, Finland. December f>.?Prices on the bourse today continued fairly steady. Imperial 4s advancing a point To 78. The Amerlc.-in ambassador, Mr. Meyer, ai* rived here from Berlin today by rail. Princess' Estate Plundered. BERLIN", December I).?A dispatch to the Lckal Antel^tr from Si. Petersburg dated Friday night. Bays: "Peasant disorders hive broken out In the government of St. Petersburg. Princess Troubetskoy's estate neir Elysavetlno sta tion. on the Baltic railroad, has been plun dered. A squadron of life guards has been tent to the neighborhood of Gatchlna, the site of an imperial palace, thirty miles from St. Petersburg, to suppress the pets ants. The laborers on estates In the dis trict of Lanibourg and Peterhof and in the alcohol distilleries and the dairies have struck." Officers Killed in Mutiny. BERLIN', December 9.?The Lokal An iflger says that private reports received from Harbin, Manchuria, confirm previous advices to the effect that mutinous soldiers have killed several officers of high rank. A dispatch to the Lokal Anceigvr frtvn Warsaw, via Alexandrovo. dated FrJJ ty night, sajs the Moscow Railway Association has decided to support the post and lelj ?raph strikers to the extent of refusing to transmit clpfier in. ssagea whether for the government or private persons. Railway telegraphers disregarding this collective ac tion will be sharply dealt with. I A COMPULSORY BILL Framed by the Commissioners to Be Introduced. BOAKD OF EDUCATION HAS URGENTLY RECOMMENDED THE MEASURE. Senate Committee on the District Will Give It Careful Attention? Some Provisions. The Senate committee on the District of Columbia will give careful attention during the coming session to a bill providing for compulsory education In the Dietrlot of Co lumbia. Such a bill was before the lost Congress with the approval of the Com missioners. It was reported to the Senate favorably by Senator Dillingham, but it shared the fate of many other measures that tvere not started on the way through Congress until a late day. The bill was not introduced in the Senate until January 5 of the present year, and was reported to the Senate February 28. But at that late date there was little chance for the pass j age of any bill that had not already gone 1 through the House. The same bill that was reported to the Senate will again be Introduced by Sena tor Gallinger. It Is Intended to provide an effective compulsory education law for the District in place of the present law, ' which Is regarded as ineffective and obso lete. The bill has been prepared by the Commissioners upon recommendations from the board of education. It is believed to contain the best features of the most mod ern state laws bearing upon the subject. More School Accommodations. It has not been regarded as practical to enforce such a law until the provision of buildings for schools in the District fur nished accommodations for all who applied and for a gradual increase in the number of attendants, it is believed that thaX time has arrived, although more buildings are needed. At any rate, the present school accommodations are sufficient for many of the children who are now kept out of the schools. In order that all children can be accommodated it will be necessary to have additional school facilities, but at the same time there is no reason why the work of bringing in the delinquents should not be gin at once. The superintendent of public schools esti mates that there are 5.0T.0 children of school ag?- who are not enrolled iii the schools of the District of Columbia. During the pres ent term no child applying for enrollment has been turned away from the schools, and the number of half-day schools is being materially decreased. It Is said that there 1b practically no truancy on the part of the scholars who are enrolled. In the entire en rollment of about 50,000 it is said that there are no more than about 130 habitual tru- | ants. There are no half-day schools be yond the first three grades, and there will soon be no more third-grade schools that do not run the entire day. Provision of the Bill. The bill for compulsory education pro vides that children between eight and four ! teen years of age shall be regularly In structed in the elementary branches of knowledge. Including reading, writing, Eng lish grammar, geography and arithmetic, unless their physical or mental condition is I such as to render such attendance or ln | ?structlon for the whole period Impracticable. | For failure on the part of the persons hav ing control of a child to meet the require ments of this law trial In the Police Court I and a fine of not more than $50 or imprlson i ment of not to exceed sixty days are pro vided. The bill also provide* that Incorrigible or vicious children of school age shall be sent to ungraded schools for Instruction, and the beard of education is authorized to es tablish such schools. In order to enforce this act the board of education is authorized to appoint seven persons, who shall be des ignated "attendance officers" and shall re ceive a salary of $?0<' per annum for such services. The bill also provides that no child under sixteen years of age shall be employed in any factory or mercantile es tablishment or in any business that will prevent the child froim attending school dur ing the day. Any person making a false statement concerning the age of a child In this connection may be fined S20. If any parent or guardian shall be unable to send a child to school, in compliance with this act, the board of education may take such action as in its discretion may be ueemed necessary. The Bill In the House. Next Monday Representative Babcock of Wisconsin, chairman of last year's District committee, and who will hold the same post In this Congress, will reintroduce the bill providing for compulsory education in tho District of Columbia. PAN-AMERICAN CONFERENCE. Appointment of Committees to Perform Preliminary Work. The Secretary of State, pursuant to the authority invested In him by the resolu tions of the governing board of the Inter national Union of the American Republics at Its recent meeting, has appointed the co'mmittees provided for. The committee to prepare the program for the next conference consists of the diplo matic representatives of Argentine Repub lic. Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile and Mexico. The committee to prepare the preliminary regulations of the conference will consist of the diplomatic representatives of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Haiti, Nicaragua and Peru. The committee to prepare regulations to be reported to the conference for the gov ernment of the reorganization of the bureau of Amrican republics as an Institution of permament character and of arranging other details for the third conference will consist of the diplomatic representatives of Guatemala, Panama, Dominican republic, Uruguay and Venezuela. Secretary Root Is ex-officio chairman or each of these committees. DISMISSED THE CHARGES. Allegations Against Hull Inspector Gordon at St. Louis. Secretary Metcalf of the Department of Commerce and Labor today dismissed the charges made by the World's Fair Naviga tion Company of St. Louis against Archi bald Gordon, local inspector of hulls at that port. The Investigation was conducted by Assistant Secretary Murray and Deputy Commissioner of Corporations Smith. Sev enteen charges In all were preferred, In general, alleging official Incompetency, mis conduct and Improper discrimination be tween steamboat owners, as well as acts of oppression against particular owners. Both parties wrre represented by counsel and a number of witnesses, as well as the records of the office, were examined. The report of the committee stated that they found nothing In Inspector Gordon's conduct of Ills office wh'.ch would merit 'TWAS A even censure, much less removal; that wh'!? hi? made certain mistakes, they were either errors of law In the necessary Interpreta tion of some legal questions, or were due to an earnest and conscientious desire to bring about a proper condition of affairs on the steamboats in his Jurisdiction. The charges were declared to be wholly frivolous and without merit, and It vai stated that "In the making of them and 111 the effort to sustain them, there was not Indicated a genuine desire on the part of the complainants to improve the efficiency of the steamboat inspection service, but rather some other motive having nothing properly to do with the efficiency or Integ rity of the inspector's work." THE GBIDIBON CLUB. Annual Election of Officers Held To day. The annual meeting of the Gridiron Club for the election of officers was held at the New Willard this afternoon. Mr. Richard Lee Fearn of the New York Tribune was elected president and Mr. Samuel O. Blythe of the New York World was elected vice president. Mr. Louis Garthe, Mr. Scott C. Bone and Mr. C. A. Boynton were elected members of the executive .committee. Mr. W. W. Jermane of the Minneapolis Jour nal was elected to resident membership in the club. The annual fall dinner of the club will be held at the New Willard this evening at 7:80 o'clock. The list of guests Includes a large number of distinguished men from all parts of the country, and the club has prepared an elaborate program for their entertainment. TWO VACANCIES. Places to Be Filled on the Senate Dis trict Committee. There are two vacancies on the Senate committee on the District of Columbia, Sen ators Stewart and Foster of Washington not being in the present Congress. The committee on committees ia at work In classifying requests of senators for com mittee assignments. It Is understood that Senator Allee desires membership on the District committee and It is believed that he wifcl obtain it. SenatOT A'lee Is a man of wide business experience and has expressed great interest In the upbuilding of the Dis trict of Columbia to make It a fitting home of the nation. It was supposed that Senator Nixon, Sen ator Stewart's successor, would wish a place on the District committee, but it is not yet known whether he will apply for that as signment. AWAITING FRANCE'S BEPLY. Venezuela Looking for a Response to Castro's Proposition. Mr. Veloz-Golticoa. the Venezuelan charge d affaires, was at the State Department to Cay, but obtained no news from the offi cials regarding the reply of the French government to President Castro's proposi tion of November S offering to withdraw his note to M. Taigny provided the lai tcr's note, which brought It out, is with drawn at the same time. From the delay In the French reply It Is inferred in diplo matic circles that this matter Is regarded as point d'honneur by the French govern ment, which. If true, may lead to further complications. Meantime newB from the French squadron Is to the effect that It Is still at Martinique, with no .'ndlcatlon or hostile action. NOT A NEW CONDITION. Diplomatic Relations Between Great Britain and Central America. An inquiry in diplomatic circles about the proposed diplomatic relations between Great Britain and the Central American state* shows that the appointment of Mr. Carden, formerly British consul general In Havana. Cuba, as minister to all the Central American states does not create a new condition In the relations between the British Empire and those states. Great Britain has always had but one minister for those five states, and while Guatemala | was usually his residence, he spent part of each year in each of the countries to | which he was accredited. The other Eu ropean powers have followed the same rule and the United States Is the only country which has two diplomatic representatives for the Ave states of Central America. TWO MOBE HOLIDAYS. Lincoln and McXinley'a Birthdays Pro posed by Mr. Smith. Representative William Alden Smith of Michigan Is the author of bills to make the anniversaries ot the birthd-iya of Abraham Lincoln and William MeKmloy legal hoi [GHT OR TWO BEFORE CI CABINET IS COMPLETED NEW BRITISH PREMIER TO HAVE AUDIENCE WITH KING. LONDON, December 9.?Sir Henry Camp bell-Bannerman having completed his cabi net the king will return to London tomor row and receive the liberal premier In au dience at Buckingham Palace In the course of Sunday evening, In order to give his formal approval of the ministry. The members of the Balfour cabinet will give up their sea's of office at a privy coun cil meeting to be held at noon Monday, and their successors will take over their sexls at a second meeting of the privy council on Monday afternoon. The composition of the new ministry will be officially given out on Sunday evening, when the list cabled to the Associated Press last night will be found to be substantially correct. WRECK ON THE SANTA EE. Head-On Collision at Caddoa, Col.?Two Seriously Injured. TOPEKA, Kan., December 9.?Eastbound California passenger train No. 6 on the \tcblBon, Topeka and Santa Fe railway, col lided head-on with an extra freight at Cad ioa. Col., today. The engines were smashed, and the mall car, the express car, a dead head baggage car, a Wells-Fargo refrigera tor car on the passenger train and seven box cars were demolished. Several passengers were severely bruised a.nd Express Mcssengtr Strong and Mail Clerk W oods were seriously Injured. A mis understanding of orders is believed to have led to the collision. BOLD ROBBERS LOOTED BANK. Oaptured and Locked Dp Two Police at Reading, Mass. READING, Mass., December 9.?A gang of eight masked men entered this town oarly today, captured and locked up the two policemen who were patrolling the main street and then forced entrance to the Me chanics' Bank, where they blew open a safe belonging to the Reading water works with dynamite. They secured $400 In cash. The robbers were seen by several citizens and one, A. P. Brooks, who ]iv?? across tho street from the bank, exchanged shots with the men left on guard o>utslde the bank. No one was injured, however. The police men subsequently were released by citizens. BOY NOT IN CUSTODY. Cousin of Alleged Wife Murderer Evi dently Innocent. HELENA, Mont., December 9.?Arthur Strong, who it was stated in a dispatch from Albany last night was under arrest here because of his association with John Cross Hammond, whose wife's body was Special Bargains. IN TOMORROW'S SUNDAY STAR In Advertisements of B XANN, SONS ft CO., FAXAIS ROYAXi, IaANEBURGH ft IBO., PARKER, BRIDGET ft CO., W. B. MOSES ft BOBS, F. a. SMITH PIAHO CO., WH. HAHN ft CO., m. mupsaoB* ft co., HOUSE ft HEBBHAHV, GAET ft BRO , POSNZB'I, 3. X.. LETSBTON ft CO., MAYBB ft CO., CHERT ft MO RAX CO., B. RICH'S SONS JACKSON BROS., CLABX, DAVENPORT ft CO., R. HARRIS ft CO., CASTBIBERG ft CO., *" famut shoe store, 3. SSX.INGER, PETTIT ft CO , OGHAM* GIFT STORE, R. P. ANDREWS, PFEIFFER'S. STXBFF PIANOS, O. 3. DeKOLL ft CO. iKlblMAS. found in a trunk after Hammond's flight. Is not In custody. He is waiting: for money "which has been sent hint in order to re turn home. The boy, who is a cousin of Hammond. has ma.de a statement, showing ?tho trip of Hammond from New York to Mi5?oula. At no place did the two stop more than a few hours. The first knowledge the boy had of the murder was on the train east of Spokane, when Hammond showed him a p^tper with an account of the murder. The boy asked Hammond if It was so and Hammond would not reply. Arriving at Missoula, Hammond wanted Strong to take to the hills with him. The ixjy refused. For three days Hammond did not let Strong get out of his fight. Thanksgiving day Hammond went oul to get a bottle of whisky, and Strong supped away, going to the depot and tak ing a train for Helena, where he has been since. GOTHAM MAYORALTY CONTEST. Application Today to Open. -Seventeen More Ballot Boxes. NEW YORK, December 1).?Applications to open seventeen more ballot boxes were made today by counsel for William R. Hearst, who is contesting New York's recent may oralty ?lection with George B. McClelian. Justice Stover of the supreme court signed orders to show cause why that number of ballot boxes should not be opened. The or ders are returnable next Tuesday in the supreme court. Young Filipino Sentenced for Murder. Special Cablegram to The Star. MANILA, December 9.? Judge Lobin gier has sentenced to imprisonment for llf ? Cabiling, the flfteen-year-old boy who stabbed to death in a school room in Ormco Clarence Allen, the principal of the school. His youth does not permit his being hang ed Hi3 counsel, a Filipino, will appeal the case to the supreme court. The natives of Ormoc have offered money to continue the defense. During the trial the court room was constantly packed. The schools in Ormoc remain closed, all the American terchers having withdrawn after the mur der. because of the conduct of the popula tion, who stoned the school house. Young Roosevelt on Hunting Trip. Special Dispatch to The Star. NEWPORT, N. H., December 0.?Theo dore Roosevelt. Jr., and Harold Edgell are here for a two days' hunting trip in the femous Corbin Park. Young Edgell. who Is a grandson of the late Austin Corbin. the founder of the park, and young Roose velt are classmates at Harvard. They will make their headquarters at Central Sta tion. George Brown, the veteran guide of the park, will camp with the young men Dewey and Porter in Chicago. CHICAGO, December 0.?Admiral George Dewey arrived In the city today. At the banquet of the Merchants' Club tonight Ad miral Dewey and Gen. Horace Porter will be the guests of honor. Gen. Porter will deliver an address on "Tho Old and New Navy," and Admiral Dewey will speak on some subject which has not yet been an nounced, but which will relate to the navy. Chicago Typos Cited fbr Contempt. CHICAGO, December 9.?Judge Holdom of the superior court today entered an or der calling on the Chicago Typographical Union and its president, Edwin R. Wright, to show cause why they should not be pun ished for contempt. The proceedings are in connection with an Injunction issued by Judge Holdom restraining the union and Its members from in any manner interfering with the business of the printing Arms who form the Chicago Typothetae. The order was made returnable on December 18. French Vice Consul Dead. Special Cablegram to The Star. PARIS, December 0.?Duncan BlanclTard, vice consul for France at Boston, and brother of Arthur Bally Blanchard, second secretary of the American embassy here died at Neullly yesterday after an opera tion. Nipsic for Prison Ship. SEATTLE, Wash., December 9.?The old frigate Nipsic. the only American warship to escape the typhoon at Apia, Samoa. In 1889, is to go into commission at the Puget Sound navy yard on December 2.1, aa a prison ship. Killed on Hunting Trip. Special Dispatch to The SUr. CORRY, Pa., December 9.?William C. Anderson of Morrisons was shot while hunting late yesterday. His companions heard the report of his gun and found him dead with a hole torn in his body. How the accident occurred is not known I't was forty years old and married. SEIKO II DESERTER Germans Violate the Sover eignty of Brazil. LOCAL LAWS IGNORED WARSHIPS SENT TO PREVENT A SIMILAR OCCURRENCE. It is Believed That Germany Will Give Prompt end Full Redress for the Action of the Officers. The Brazilian embassy in this city has received a telegram from Baron da Rio Branco, the minister of foreign affairs, stat ing that a few days ago several of the officers of the German gunboat Panther went ashore in civilian dress and visited a small fishing town called Itajahy, In the state of Santa Catilina, and there, without form of legal process, arrested a man named SteinhofT, who hid deserted from the German army, and made him prisoner on the Panther. Thereupon the gunboat loft Itajay and went to another state, Kio Grande do Sul. The three Brazilian cruis ers, the Almirante Barraro, the Benjamin Constant and the Tamandare, were sent to watch the Panther and see that no more such occurrences should happen, while the Brazilian government made an official pro test to the German government. Relations Have Been Cordial. Mr. Sylvino Gurgel do Amarai, first sec retary of the Brazilian embassy, declared this morning that the relations between Germany and Brazil have of late been very cordial, and when the present minister of foreign affairs, Baron de Rio Branco, left Berlin, where for several years he had rep resented Brazil, the enrperor made It a special j oint to express the utmost good will. The Panther incident is greatly re gretted at the Brazilian embassy, though It is felt thai Germany will certainly give promfit and full redress for what at tirst report appeared to be a severe breach ot international law. It is not known under whose orders the officers of the Panther acted, or whether they started out on shore with the intent of taking Steinhoff a pris oner, and in that case why they went in civilian dress. Itajahy is a small fishing village with perhaps a policeman or two, and without any power to prevent the cap ture of the German, who was found in a small hotel. Senor Nabuco, the Brazilian ambassador, called at the State Department shortly be fore noon and in Secretary Root's tempo rary absence had an interview with Acting Secretary Bacon. It is understood the am bassador communicated to Mr. Bacon, as a matter of information, the cable advices he had received from his own government, but made no effort at this stage to interest the department. Opinion in Naval Circles. The opinion prevails in naval circles here that if the facts are as represented the Ger man government will promptly disavow the action of the officers of the Panthcir in vio lating the sovereignty of Brazil. Our own naval practice in the treatment of deserters in foreign ports is said to involve the con sent of the local authorities to the landing of a master-at-arms or a marine guard for the purpose of arresting deserters. That consent has never been refused, and In fact the port authorities frequently themselves request the commander of a foreign naval vessel to send ashore and apprehend desert ers or boisterous sailors. But if in this particular instance Stein hoff was not a sailor at all, nor attached to the Panther's personnel, but simp'y a deserter from the German army, then ac cording to United States practice, he would be regarded as a political refugee and thus would not be liable to arrest even by the local authorities. The affair Is particularly deprecated here because of the location in southern Brazil where Germanizing influences are asserted to have been at work for a long time ex citing the suspicion of th? Brazilian gov ernment. MR. SHAW'S AID. Will Anticipate the January Interest Payments. Secretary Shaw today gave some assist ance to the financial stringency In New York by deciding to anticipate the Janu ary interest payments, which will put over 54,200,000 more money in circulation several weeks in advance of the usual time. The statement issued by Secretary Shaw is as follows: "The Secretary of the Treasury announces that he has authorized the payment of the interest on United States government bonds due January 1, 1906, on December 15, 1905. Coupons due January 1 will be paid on presentation on and after December 15. Checks for the interest on registered bonds will be paid on the same date. The amount of interest anticipated is about $4,200,000." WILL NOT APPOINT COMMITTEE. The Vice President to Take No Action Regarding the Mitchell Funeral. Vice President Fairbanks announced to day that it was his understanding that friends of the late Senator Mitchell of Ore gon would not request tiiat a committee of senators be appointed to attend the funeral services, and therefore he would not name one. It has not been determined what course will be taken by the Senate when It convenes Monday, but It is assumed that an announcement of Senator Mitchell's death will be made by Senator Fulton, and that he will not ask for the adoption of res olutions of respect. This will be the first Instance In the his tory of the Senate where the customary ceremony In honor to the memory of a de ceased member has not been held. Chief of Philippine Constabulary. Gen. Henry T. Allen, captain sixth cav alry, chief of the Philippine constabulary, is in Washington on leave, this being his first visit to the United States in six years, While here General Allen will investigate the qualifications of a number of candidate? In this country for positions as junior of ficers in the constabulary. Protection of Merchants and Traders. The protection of merchants and traders from oppression is the avowed purpose of a bill Introduced in the House by Represen tative Underwood of Alabama. The meas ure makes it an offense punishable by fine and Imprisonment for a corporation to make it a condition of the sale of their goods that the purchaser shall not seH the goods of any o>ther corporation. BASIS OF DATE BILL Measure That May Be Report ed by Senate Committee. MR.DOLLIVER'S OPINION THREE PROPOSITIONS THAT HAVE BEEN CONSIDERED. Measure Framed by the Interstate Commerce Commission, the Senator Thinks, Will Be Preferred. Senator Dolliver is convinced that th? bill framed by the interstate commerce commission for the regulation of railroad uates will b? the basis of the bill to be re ported from the Senate committee on ln teietate commerce. That measure will bo emended, in his opinion, by the committee before it is reported, but It will be the basis of the committee's bill. "There are Just three propositions of rate legislation in the Senate." sniJ Senator Dolliver to lay when speaking of rate leg lslttion In the Senate. "They are the For aker bill, the proposition of Semtor Elkins and the interstate commerce commission's draft of a bill. Neither the Forager bill nor Senator Elkins" suggestion will meet gei eral approval In the committee Probable Action. "The committee will undoubtedly adopt In substance, although not necessarily In form, the provisions contained In what ia known as the Interstate commerce commis sion's bill. Much matter will be eliminated from It, but the central proposition In re lation'to the powers and duties of the com mission will constitute the basis of the Sen ate bill." "How about the charge that under the Interstate commerce commission bill tha commission will be the detective, prosecut ing attorney and judge?" Mr. Dolliver was asked. "Such objections do not arise fiom any amendment that is proposed to Die exist ing law. Whatever basis there Is for such a charge arises l'rom powers conferred upon the commission by existing law." The Elkins Proposition. "What is the defect of the Elkins proposi tion that mak;is it unsatisfactory as a means erf securing the results referred to in the message of the President?" "The Elkins proposition first provides that the complaint shall be heard before the Interstate commerce commission, and after they have decided it the bill transfer* the entire controversy to the court*, and in the process confers upon the courts powers which they have repeatedly said they can not constitutionally exercise." "In what lmportunt respect does the For aker bill fail to secure the d-.sired re sults?" "Those who ilo not ngiee with Senator Foraker claim that his bill Is impracticable ns a remedy for the evils of rate-making that we are seeking to overcome, though the best lawyers consider It constitutional. It may be that in so far as it preserves the most vulnerable parts of the Elkins law of 1903, it can he added to the amendments now sought to the administrative features of the existing law. as an alternative rem edy to be used within the discretion of tba commission." ANTI-AMERICAN BOYCOTT. Ban Notices Posted on Ship at San Francisco. SAX FRANCISCO, December 9.?Tha anti-American boycott has reached this port. It is the custom of the Pacific Mail Company to allow peddlers and other small dealers on beard their China liners during the luncheon hour for the convenience of the Chinese sailors. Are-men, cooks and waiters, who, by reason of the exclusion act, may not do their shopping ashore. When the Manchuria docked on Tuesday last notices in Chinese were tacked up all over the ship. These notices called the at tention of the Manchuria's crew to the ax lstence of a boycott against American goods <uid forbade them to buy any wares offered for sale on the liner's decks during htr stay in this American port. So fa.r the Man churia's Chinese have followed the edict of tile boycott notice to the letter and the deal ers have abandoned the efforts to trade with them. FAILED TO INDICT LAWSON. Criminal Libel Charge Agftinst Boston Man Dismissed. BOSTON, December U.?The Suffolk coun ty grand Jury failed today to return an indictment against Thomas W. Dawson, who had been held for that body by the mu nicipal court on the charge of criminal libel. The charges were preferred by Clar ence W. Barron, the proprietor of the Bos ton news bureau. A "no" bill was reported by the Jurors. The grand jury returned no Indictment against Mr. Barron, against whom. It was understood, Mr. l.awton had offered evi dence before the grand Jury in connection with a criminal libel complaint. The action of the Jury puts an end to the controversy between Messrs. Lawson and Barron so far as the criminal courts are concerned. Mr. Barron's charges weru based upon an article referring to him published in a magazine and alleged to have been written by Mr. Lawson. Mr. Lawson's complaint was founded upon statements In Mr. Barron's newspaper. Belated News of $2,300 Loss. CHICAGO, December 9.?A belated re port of a robbery In which Mrs. M. T. Montgleyou of New York says she lost $2,300 In the Lasalle street or union sta tion, reached the police yesterday. Mrs. Montgleyou told the Milwaukee police of the loss after she had gone to that city on Thursday. She said she missed the money after she hod boarded tlve train at union station. Her pocket book, she raid, hjui been tied to her clothing, but when she missed It she found the strings had be?n cut or had broken. Roosevelt Shares in Nobel Prize. Special Cablegram to The Star. PARIS, December 9.?The Matin pub lished a report that President Roosevelt and Henry Slynkiewlc*. the Polish novelist, will divide the Nobel Literature prize. The paper says that the prize for the greatest medical service to humanity w-11 be awarded to Prof. Koch (W Berlin. Ocean Steamship Movements. NEW YORK. December 9 ? Steamer La Savoie, from Havre, reported at 2:30 a. m. abeam, of the Nantucket Lightship. La. Savoie will probably dock about 3 o'clock this afternoon. Philadelphia, from Southampton, reported 110 miles east of Nantucket lightship at 5:40 a. m. The Philadelphia will probably dock about S o'clock Sunday morning.