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RESENTED BY LAMAR
Displaced From Committee by Minority Leader Williams. APPEALED TO HOUSE WISHED TO MAKE! A PERSONAL STATEMENT. Objection Made by Mr. Williams in the Interest of Harmony Among Democratic Representatives. Tli? condition of affairs on the minority sldo of the House of Representatives de scribed in yesterday's Star resulted In a dramatic scene on tha floor of the House today when Representative Lamar of Flori da arose in his place and demanded that John Sharp Williams, the minority leader. call a caucus to consider the charges made 1'J' the latter that Lamar was lacking In party fealty. Mr. Lamar's demand was made after he had unsuccessfully endeav ored to bring the matter before the House on a question of personal privilege and aft<-r unanimous consent to make a state ment on the subject had been denied him the minority leader being the sole member to object. In ti e House the various committees had eeii appointed and everything was running smoothly, on the surface, at least, when Representative Lamar was recognized by the , hair. The minority leader immediate > i'-ii lus seat and walked down the aisle 1 t."es*w a few ^et behind that of the F7orf?Ji representative. Members on the minority side who are familiar with the I?cts in the case and who knew that feel li)8 was running high on both sides would not have been surprised to see a personal ??ncounter ensue. But while both men during their heated (o! oquy let it be known by their manner am! t.ieit tone that they were deadly in earnest, the energetic manner in which Speaker ( annon proclaimed them out of ? rder and refused to let the colloquy go on prevented possible disorder. But it has ^ since a democratic member . " "P on ^e floor of the House and in strident tones demanded that his leader kind" "auc"s to aettle a matter of this Mr. Lamar is evidently much In earnest, it lie cannot secure enough signatures to make a caucus call obligatory upon the caucus chairman, he will "protect hlmse'f and repel the accusation of lack of party in sonic other wsy The newspaper clipp.ng read this morning that v.' wiinf the House simply stated that Mi Williams had removed Messrs Lamar and Shackelford from the enmmerce committee because they had violated a party caucus. Objection to Lamar's Statement. >Ir. Lamar sent to the Speaker's desk a newspaper paragraph. In which Mr Wil liams was quoted to the effect that he had removed Messrs. Lamar and Shackelford rrom the commerce committee because they vlo^'.J tl.e democratic caucus agreement <>n the l'avey bill.. "Now. Mr. Speaker." Mr. Lamar said "If P^'le1ge "Pre"ent the quesUun of Perronal ? nd debar friLlT? 10 House to estop gentl4'?nreth?Wh?Yorkr''1 SUK?est to the a"tatement" ?n~ &?at.' asl? unanimous con r?'#SSS "STii^vF.JXET is unfair oMhis HcUM"Mk ?"e that Mr' haa bep? Effing made 'th.-^ob r- that course6 ^ STSrSS -Ura 5SSSS.& ^uc^?"UjnS~"W1" "? ?.?for The Speaker?"This is not in order " it I ';:'"'gn7ltThefHO"r wi" ""'ierstand ' 1 sot it before the House." Mi. Williams Notifies Mr. Lamar. Mr I..-,mar made public the following cor respond.e that passed between him and iar. \\ niiams: ? Hon w r, , "December S, 1005. lion. \\ . B. haraar, "Ti e Connecticut, City. My Hear Sir: I had contemplated T-ecom Sh? u"V r Sp' :,kl'r to remove you and Mr. '1, fr\'m ,he c?n"nittee on inter . foreign commerce because \ou Ke \odfo??gneaff2f y?'U f''?m the "dew-re tn -1^?'"* W"" n0! actuated bv persunal in it. >0U Und haU n?thl"g th?V f>et'n ,n(lraated to me. however -r-rs J: would be ? ?i PUt.you there- thinking * your i'StSfirr" hand tt - Sneaker V 1 must opeaaer the ll.t tomorrow night \ ery truly yours. B (B'sned. "JOHN S. WILLIAMS." Mr. Lamar's Protest. The following |s Mr. Lamar's reply; .... "December 0, 190f> 'Itl '??un S. Williams, city. My D-ar Sir: I received' your letter r*tt'.er late today In it you offer me a f^ HouJ'of ?r0'gn uffalrs committee in the louse of Representatives. My desire or- "in't"'' ."."0' P?.8Ulun on ^e committee niiiifi ^ 811 foreign commerce. 1 offer CrP'DOr lletlln? the position you filrs v.,? v J * committee on foreign ar vou ,i \L uV^ P?*"er- You can do as ine" ',, ''! ,Ul i1 i"iew of J0ur letter to ,-us if' .i jdefied the democratic cau ve-ba' *i''tl,oad.ra,e legislation, and your a [ike' ,, lt;'m,cnt J? others in this city or Hid. - ' ' *cler', J assure you I will con Tee I , i , ")VHl b>" >'ou from the commtt ?? a , ofThi^hLh^ forP'Kn commerce as ?-l' wii L ugtU-t Pcr?onal indignity, owi '"?uch ?v?nt be compelled in my ni?ri? y,^ properly repel that ao demo "at il j u"0' fln.d a ?""Publican or T ? * i ? tiouse of Repr<>sentativ<-s Jemo^i ,rfh?.wiI1 or Justify^ your .in!! ra3 at PerfB(*t liberty at the last sea to report |he Hearst bill m the man. \oted for the Davey bill in oted tor 'he amendments to the Davev bill in the oommlttee. I voted for the Davey bill in the House of Repre sentatives. And I Joined In the report ox the Davey bill, as amended, to the House of Representative*. How can jrou Justly say I acted against the mandate of the democratic caucus? Reporting the Hearst bill did not place It on the calendar of the House. It gave it no official ?Undlng. 1 said on the floor of the House that I had no fight on the Davey bill; That I ap proved it as far as It went; but that 1 could not return to Florida without at least urging and advocating other legislation In that line, and hops to sustain myself with my people. "The main features of the Hearst bill. In part, at least, will be put in any bill to be returned by the democrats or republi cans. I wrote you distinctly some week* ago tJiat If you or other members had any suggestions to offer I would drop this bill and advocate yours or any other demo crat's. "You have 110 just right to assume that I could not art either with you or my former associates in committee. Tou lave not written to me In a proper spirit, i have borne your unjust accusations because I wanted to see your real feelings toward me and to give you no cause to leave me off the committee on which I now serve other than your alleged accusation ? the want of party fealty. I assure you I will not let such a charge pass by if you put your determination to remove me Into ef fect "You wrote the most Insulting letters to me about Mr. Hearst. Do you think this was right and just to mo when I had ex pressed on the floor of the House at least a person:) I regard for him, and had praised most of the features of his -bill? Do you think It was just and right? I am sure it was not Just and right. "1'nded 110 circumstances, Mr. Williams, would I make a threat against you. but if you do me this great wrong and per sonal indignity I will feel at liberty to go over all this matter of our correspondence In whatever way I deem best for my de fense. You ore about to do an act which your parly colleagues will condemn in you, If no: to your face at least In their hearts. And the country will condemn you. "I have nothing personal against you. I released myself from the support of Mr. Clark, with his consent, to vote for you because you came from a stato that had honored my uncle. Mr. Justice Lamar. "The matter Is with you, and the con sequences of a disruption of our personal friendship and association be with you, if you so desire it. You cannot maintain your charge against me. If there is want of harmony, If there is discord on our side It will not be my fault. It is an unjuirt act you are about to do and I rest It all there. Very truly yours, "(Signed; W. B. LAMAR." Mr. Lamar Reviews Events. After the sensational and dramatic scene on tli? floor of the House of Repreeenta Uvee In which the minority leader and Mr. Lamar were the participants the latter made the following statement to a Star re porter ; "Mr. Williams' whole course in this mat ter lias been marked by dlsingenuousness and an utter disregard for the truth. When Mr. Williams removed me from the com mittee, giving as a reason therefor that is absolutely false. I cannot help thinking that his act was malicious and intended to do me an injury in the state of Florida and with my party colleagues in Congress. "The democratic caucus of last session called by Mr. Williams to consider railroad rate legislation was In reality called by him to tender his resignation out of vexation over being defeated partly by democratic votes in his insistence in the House on the Miles amendment. All this matter is very familiar to both fides of the House. But the caucus was diverted from Its personal purpose to the consideration of a greaj na tional Question, to wit, railroad rate legisla tion. "It was a high offense in Mr. Williams to precipitate the members of the democratic minority into acting ou a great question at that time. At the time the caucus was held the committee on interstate and for eign commerce of the House, of which 1 was a member, had not completed Its hear ing of railroad men and shippers to dis cover the evils of the situation and frame remedial legislation. From this great blun der Mr. Williams has never recovered. The Davey bill adopted by the caucus that night was done with the expressed tinder standing in the caucus that each and every member of the caucus might recommend such further additional legislation to go Into the bill in its tlnal form as each mem ber might think best. So deficient was the Davey bill adopted by the caucus that the members of the committee on interstate and foreign <x?umeroe added five sections to the bill, making seven in all. I Joined in the report to be made on the bill, and even then, when the bill reached the House It was so noticeably deficient that in the later days of the debate Mr. Williams asked permission of the republicans to add two sections more covering the private car lines and terminal fees evils. Had the Davey bill been a strict caucus measure neither the committee of which I wu* a member nor Mr. Williams could have al tered it in the slightest particular. Mi. Williams Accused of Trickery. "The truth of the matter is, so far as Mr Williams is concerned, that the caucus was precipitated as a fraud on the national democracy in that it plunged the democratic members of the House into unpremeditated discussion of a great national question, when in fact Mr. Williams had .called the caucus for a personal resignation purpose. Mr. .Shiickleford and myself made a mere subsidiary- report on the Hearst bill to the House. 1 considered that I had perfect lib erty to do this under the caucus rules. I look for no one but Mr. Williams to dispute it. My purpose in reporting the Hearst bill was simply that it contained legislation fa vorable to the interests of the people of Florida which was not covered by the Esch Townsend nor the Davey bill. I had not the slightest objection to the Davey bill as far as ll went, but on the floor I made a brief statement, saying: 'I have felt that the Davey bill does not exactly express my views, and I could not go back to my state, w hich had suffered so much on. this particu lar question, unless I expressed my full views.' "The people of Florida are educated on this railroad rate question, and I could no* go back to them standing on the lim ited series of remed.es proposed by the Dnvey bill. "So it is evident that my sole purpose was in doing my full duty to the public at large and the people of the state of Flor id 1. "Had Mr. Williams never lost his temper over the defeat of his amendment there would never have been any democratic caucus over the rate bill. "Having made such a horrlblo mistake he is blaming everybody but himself. I would have much more right or truth Jn tli ' charge that Mr. Williams' course was dictated by a more polite nnd cordial con sideration for railroad interests than re gard for truth or Justice." Tribute to Bartlett and Russell. "As long as Mr. Shackelford and I are off the committee vr* are very glad the ap pointments went to two such able men as Messrs. Bartlett of Georgia and Russell of Texas. Personally. I can fee! now that I have two friends ou the committee who are well able to take care of the interests of my Florida constituents. I have the great est personal admiration for Mr. Bartlett and w. 1 him the greatest success." EDWARD ATKINSON DEAD. Noted Anti-Imperialist Stricken at Boston. Speoial Dispatch to The Star. BOSfTON. Mass., December 11.?Edward Atkinson, the anti-Imperialist, while on his way to business this morning, was stricken with acute Indigestion. He was taken to the Massachusetts General Hospital, where lie subsequently died. For "forty years Mr. Atkinson had been j looked upon a* an authority on economic questions, and in this connection had been called upon to perform many Important public duties, among them being an ap pointment by 1'resldent Cleveland, In 188T, us special commissioner on the status of bimetallism in Europe. He was a member of the American Acad emy of Arts and Sciences, a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, corresponding secretary of the American Statistical Association and a member of the International Statistical In stitute. Since 1877 he had been president of the Boston Manufacturers' Mutual Insurance Company. He was also a member of the Cobden Club of Great Britain. He held the honorary degree of LL.D. from the Uni versity of South Carolina and Ph.D. from Dartmouth, as well as having been elected an honorary member of the Phi Beta Kappa of Haivard I'tiiversfty. Mr. Atkinson was a prolific writer on economic questions. A widow and several children survive. CALEB POWERS' CASE Matter Preseijted to the Su preme Court. GOV. GOEBEL'S MURDER QUESTION OF NEGRO'S BIGHT TO PROTECTION. Hatter Remanded to the Alabama Court on Technical Grounds Appeal Quashed by Death. The question of jurisdiction In the case of Caleb Powers, charged with complicity In the murder of Gov. uoebel of Ken tucky In 1900, was today presented to the Supreme Court of the United States in the form of a. motion for leave to (lie a peti tion for a writ of mandamus commanding United States Judge Cockran of the eastern dlstrlot of Kentucky to remand the case to the state courts and restore Powers to the custody of the sheriff of Scott county, where Powers' fourth trial was about to tegin when Judge Cockran's court toott Jurisdiction In the case. The motion was presented on behalf of the state by Lawrence Maxwell;. Jr. former ly United States solicitor general. Attor ney General Hays of Kentucky was pres ent in the court room, as were ei-Gov. Richard Yates of Illinois and Attorney J. C. Sims, E. L,. Worthington and H. Clay How ard. Gov. Yates presented a petition for the dismissal of the appeal In the same case. Both parties asked the court to hear the motions on January 15, but the court re fused to fix a day. Protection From Lynching. The Supreme Court of the United States today reversed the ruling of the circuit court of the United States for the northern district of Ala.bama in tho case of Thomas M. Rigglns and remanded the case to the Alabama court with direction to quash the writ of habeas corpus sued out by Rigglns and dismiss the petition for such a writ. This case presented the broad question of the right of the negro to protection against lynching under the federal Constitution and laws and thus Involved the Jurisdiction of the federal courts in such cases. The court did not, however, enter upon Iheise questions, but based Its decision upon the technical ground that the proceeding by means of a writ of habeas corpus was ir regular. Rigglns Is a while man and was Indicted by the grand jury for the circuit court for the northern dlstrlot of Alabama on the charge of conspiring with others to lynch a negro named Maples at Huntsville, Ala., in September, 1904. After being taken into custody he presented a petition to the cir cuit court praying to be released on a writ of habeas corpus, contending that even if true, the offenso charged was "no denial to Maples, a person of African descent by reason of his race, of the right, privilege and immunity of a trial by Jury to deter mine his guilt or innocence of the charge of murder." He broadly challenged the jurisdiction of the court, and when his writ was refused appealed the case to the supreme court. The prosecution in the federal court was based upon the provisions of sections 5508 and 5500 of the re%-lsed statutes, and in volved the construction of the thirteenth nnd fourteenth amendments to the federal constitution. New York Law Sustained. In an opinion by Justice Day the Su preme Court of cthe United States today sustained the validity of the New York state law, authorizing boards of health to require persons dealing In milk to secure perlmts. The decision was rendered In the case of Simon LJeberman ngt. John E. von Decarn, warden of the New York city prison. Lieberman Is a milk dealer and is uruier prosecution for violation of section 0 of the saaitary code of that state, which authorizes boards of henlth to enact ordi nance prohibiting the sale of milk without a permit. He contended in his appeal that the regulation was an abridgment of the privileges of citizens, en arbitrary nnd un reasonable assumption of power and there fore contrar yto both the federal and state constitutions. The state court of appeals sustained the code, and that decision was sustained by today's opinion. Appeal Quashed by Death. On motion of former Senator Thurston, Chief Justice Fuller, on behalf of the Su preme Court of the United States, today directed the issuance of an order dismiss ing the appeal of the late Senator Mitchell In the case agali^t him. The proceeding was brief. Senator Thurs ton announced the death of the Oregon senator and moved the dismissal of the case. In directing the order the chief Justice merely remarked that this course la usual in criminal cases. POLECAT SKINS ON THE SIDE. Obnoxious Avocation of a Rural Mail Carrier in Ohio. A man cannot sell polecat skins and de liver the United States mall from the same wagon at the same time without getting In trouble with the Post Office Department. This was established today when Mr. De Graw, the fourth assistant postmaster gen eral, received a complaint from a farmer living at Little Hocking, Washington coun ty, Ohio, who declares that the rural free delivery carrier who brings his letters and newspapers dispose of polecat skins as a side line. The complainant further says that his letters and newspapers exude a very disagreeable odor us a result of this ? contact with the skins, and that he thinks the department should make the carrier cut out the side line or resign from tho government service. The rules of the department allow a ru ral carrier to carry on other business, pro vided It does not Interfere with his mall deliveries, and Mr. De Graw Is trying to figure out whether this is a sufficient "in terference." UNIVERSITY IN DISTRESS. Wisconsin Legislature to Be Called in Extra Session Again. Special Dispatch to The Star. MADISON, Wis., December 10.?Another special session of the legislature, to be called at once and convened Immediately upon the close of the present session, for the purpose of appropriating a. half million dollars or less to the State University, is a proposal made by Senator C. C. Rogers of Milwaukee at a conference today In the office of Secretary of State Houser. There were present President Charles R. Yanhlse, ex-Senator William F. Vilas, Sen ators Rogers and Morris and Assemblymen Donald and McGregor. It was declared by Senator Rogers that the university was bankrupt, and President Vanhlse then frankly declared that "unless the plans or the university authorities are indetlnltely delayed, unless we give up the plans we have been following and shrivel aHd starve the university, I can see no possibility of making up the large sum of money we have now anticipated. Wo can economize, but we cannot avoid this same situation." CZAR ISSUED AN ORDER Cossack Troops Thanked for Their Loyal Services. ST. PETERSBURG, December 11.-Em peror Nicholas lias issued an order of the day, thanking all the Cossack troops for their "self-sacrificing, untiring and loyal services to the throne and fatherland, both at the seat of war and In the preservation of order within the empire." The municipal board of arbitration has appealed to Premier Wltle to release M. KruetalefT, president of the executive com mittee of the workmen's council, owing to the threats of a general strike unless he Is liberated. A telegram from KlefT says the postal and telegraph strike there has ended, STEINHOFF'S SEIZURE SOT THOUGHT TO JMtEBXL FBIXNOUr RELATIONS. Mow in tli* Hands of Diplomatic Bop resentatives of the Two Countries. The Stata Department haa received a cablegram from Mr. Richardson. U. S. charge of embassy at Rio de Janeiro, Bra ail. relative to the Incident at Itajahy, Brazil, In which Mr. Richardson, who ap pears to have little knowledge of the de talla of the affair, refers to It as a mistake which will soon bo rectified. Baron Speck von Sternburg, the German ambassador, called at the State Department today to discuss some Samoan affairs with Secretary Root, and also the seizure of the German Stelnhoff by officers of the Pan ther. Th ambassador haa had absolutely no communication from his own govern ment on the latter subject. View at the Embassy. It was stated at the German embassy that although under those circumstances no opinion could be expressed on the case, it was felt that, In view of the highly cordial relations which exist between the govern ments of Germany and Brazil, the matter will be settled peaceably within a very short time. If the German naval officers have really committed, a breach of inter national law, it was declared, they will be punished without doubt, and the proper amends made. But It was regarded as 'highly Improbable that this unfortunate In cident should make any breach of good feel ing between the two countries, especially as the present minister of foreign affairs, Baron de Rio Branco, who was formerly Brazil's representative in Berlin, Is highly esteemed by the German emperor and has In his political course always favored the promotion of good feeling between the two countries. The matter Is now in the hands of the diplomatic representatives of the two coun tries, and the Brazilian' embassy here haa received no additional information. Regarded in Diplomatic Circles. In diplomatic circles generally the trouble is regarded as one of those unfortunate events which happen sometimes, but not th? slightest importance Is attached to the ru mors whloh declare that there Is great danger of a hostile outbreak between the two countries. It 1s generally believed tliot mutual ex planations of the facts will be made and the prisoner released, and the matter will end there. Although the deserters of the German army hive given a considerable amount of trouble to several countries, and their status for many years was a point of dispute between the United States and Ger many. there are no cases In International law bearing upon Just such a question as this, all countries liaving been most careful to prevent such an entanglement. CHILD PAINFULLY BURNED. Mother Also Injured in Attempting to Smother Flames. A hurry call was received at the ninth precinct police station yesterday afternoon about 1.15 o'clock, and the patrol wagon was sent to house (52S Oallan street north east, where Laura Crutchley, eleven years old, was suffering from severe burns about her body, facc and hands. The child was in a serious condition when the police reached the house and a quick run was made to the Casualty Hospital. Mrs. Crutchley, mother of the child, was also taken to the hospital. She had received burns about her hands and arms while trying to save the life of her child. The mother remained In the hospital only long enough to have the surgeons dress her burns, but the serious condition of the child necessitated her detention for treatment. The child was in the yard of a neighbor with a number c-f other cluldren playing about a lire, and when she turned her back to the blaze her dress Ignited. Instead or waiting for the other children to make an effort to extinguish the flames. Laura ran home, the stiff breeze causing t he flam* s to spread so rapidly that by the time she reached her mother, her dress had burned almost from her body. Mrs. Crutchley took ber child In her arms, and did the best she could to extinguish the flames. It was while she was so engaged that Bhe received the painful burns. Dr. Baldwin took charge of the young patient at the hospital, and did what he could to get her on the road to recovery. It was stated at the hospital this morning that the child was In a critical condition. NEW YORK BALLOT RECOUNT. Argument Begun in Court Today? Array of Counsel. ALBANY, N. Y., December 11.-?Argu ment was begun In the court of appeals today In the so-called New York ballot box case. There was a very large attend ance of lawyers and spectators. The contest represents the contention of \Vm. Randolph Hearst, John Ford and J. G. Phelps Stokes, municipal ownership candidates that at the election of Novem ber 7 they were rightfully elected, re spectively, to the offices of mayor, con troller and president of the board of aldermen of the Greater New York, and that this will be shown by a recount of the votes. The matter comes before the court on appeal from a decision of the appellate division, first department, which affirmed an order directing the Issue of a manda mus for a recount and a recanvass of the vote cast in the second election district of the second assembly district of New York city. The original order of the su preme court directed a recount and a re canvass. This was subsequently changed to provide for a recount without a recan vass. The appellate division restored it to its original form. Chief In the array of counsel were for mer Gov. Frank S. Black, who appeared for the Hearst Bide, and former Judge Al ton B. ParTter, representing the claims oi.' Mayor McClellan and his democratic col leagues. TOLD A PATHETIC STORY, Prince Min Complains of Japan's Treat ment of Korea. Prince Mln, the Korean minister to France, who has been In Washington for several days past, called by appointment at the State Department today and had a conference with Secretary Root, lasting nearly half an hour. He told a pathetic story of the treatment of Korea by the Japanese officials, who have assumed di rection of affairs in the country to a large extent, and while he made no direct re quest, his mission being in fact Informal, as he explained, the prince made it evi dent that his emperor would keenly appre ciate a continuance of official recognition by the United States of Korean entity. He seemed to find some satisfaction In the ex planation which was given him that the United 8tate9 government had not termi nated diplomatic relatione with Korea, though it Is true these relations are here after to be conducted through Japan. It Is not probable that there will be any other outcome to this mission and the prince expect# to return soon to France. Trouble on Turko-PeTsian Frontier. CONSTANTINOPLE, December 11.?Trou ble Is threatening on the Turko-Perslan frontier, at the vilayet of Mosul and in the nelghobrhood of Bayazld, on the fron tier. Those points have never been ex actly delimited. Five thousand armed Per sians are now gathered In the district of Sujbulak, southward of Lake Urumlah, and they threaten to Invade and take possession of a strip of territory In the vilayet of Mo sul claimed by Turkey. Two battalions Of Ottoman troop#, with three guns, have been dispatched to repel the Invasion, and the governor of MosUl Is calling for more rein forcements. A similar situation exists on the frontier in the neighborhood cf Bayazld. OMR BOUT HORROR Seventeen-Year-Old College Youth Tells Thrilling Story. BEUTALITY AND CHIME REMARKABLE CONDITION OF AF FAIRS REVEALED. Desperate Methods of Securing Help on Chesapeake Bay Vessels?"Worse Than Servitude. Special I>li;i>nuli to The Star. 'PHILADELPHIA, Pa.. Dec. 11.?Rudolph Horre, the seven teen-year-old Glrard Col lege boy of this city, reached Philadelphia Thursday last, after having escaped from the thraldom of a Chesapeake bay oyster boat, and tells a atory of brutality, priva tion, and even Indirect murder. He was released through the efforts of the Phila delphia and Baltimore detective depart ments, and reached home yesterday aflcr escaping the clutches of three "crimps," who attacked him on Light street in an attempt to kidnap him again, but he fought them off and managed to elude them. "1 went -to Baltimore on September 13." said Horre, "in or<Jer to get work in tho press room of a Baltimore paper, but failing to find the man I was looking for within the next two day*, my money gave out, and going to a shipping firm there, Brenner & McDougal, 330 Light street, I asked for work. "A representative of the firm told me he could give me work on the Eastern Shore at cutting corn for $1 per day, and I told him I would be glad to have It. With that he gave me a pint of whiskey and' charged me BO cents for it, to be paid out of my wages. ' I don't drink, but a colored fellow who was with me and who was booked for the Imaginary cornfield took a taste of It and said It Was nothing but cayenne pepper and water. I threw it in the middle of Light street. Useless to Disobey Orders. "\\e were then put aboard a steamer named The \ lrginla, and the next morning at 1 o clock we landed at a placo thirty miles from. Cambridge, Mcf. As wo stepped out on tho pier, which was about 400 feet long, we were met by three men, who told us to get aboard a batteau named the Mary A. Tyler, which laid at the pier. . realized then that wa had been Kidnaped and the manner of the men who ordered us to get on the boat plainly in Po* tbat it was useless to disobey. ?S nce cold weather set in I have seen the ice six inches thick on board the bat teau. The crew suffered terribly, but the captain who had three of his grown sons on board with us drove us to our work and kept us there, although we nearly froze. He always had a shovel or hand spike In Ms hands ready to strike us. He told us he would do It, and one day he struck an Kalian down and lamed him so that ho simply could not work any more, so he put -nun ashore with only money enough to P&y his fare to Baltimore. .J'We,bore U as Ion? as could, and the colored fellow and I planned to get away, but our attempt failed. * ll"e wa were shipping oys ters In Minn cks Creek, a fight toolc place on a boat lying on her port side. Soon i saw a man jump overboard and strike out f), ,re' He was trS'ln? to escape from the sloop and when ha had swam sex eral hundred yards he began to oall for help; they would not let us go to him and fce drowned. ' Following the complaint of Rudolph Korre, aged seventeen years, against tho treatment he received at the hands of Bal timore oyster boat agents, the board or city trusts of that city, on behalf of tho . a thorough Investigation into the case with the intent of prosecut ing the agents who the boy says forced him aboard an oyster dredge and held him a prisoner for two months. Horre was for merly an inmate of Girard College and has only been out of the institution a short time, it being necessary for him to leave the college and seek employment to sup port his mother. It was due to efforts of members of ths board of city trusts that he gained his lib erty from the oyster boat. His case was wrought before the notice of officials of Giiard College, who notified the United states commissioner at Washington that the lad was being held a prisoner aboard a Chesapeake bay oyster boat. When the captain of the boat learned that the government authorities were in terested In young Horre he sent the lad ashore on an island, from where he made his way by boat to Baltimore. He returned to Philadelphia Thursday last. Horre went to Baltimore in September to seek employ ment and was seized by an oyster boat agent. The young man says he witnessed ah sorts of brutalities, and even saw a man jump overboard from a dredge and urown, no attempt to rescue him being made. On arriving" In Baltimore . Horre says that an attempt was made by three "crimps" to ship him over again but he managed to elude them. Tho Philadelphia police department Is still continuing an investigation into the alle gations that policemen of the De Lancey stereet station were implicated with "crimps" in securing men to be shipped to Chesapeake bay oyster boats. Another complaint against a shipping agent in Philadelphia who is accused of shanghaing was made yesterday at police headquarters by William Washington of De Lancey street, above 6th street. Wash ington has just returned after a two month stay with the Chesapeake bay ovs ter fleet. According to his story, he was kidnapped bodily, taken to Baltimore, whero he was sent aboard ah oyster dredge. He stated that he sutTered all sorts of bru talities and was defrauded out of his money. A warrant for the arrest of tho man who took Washington from this city will be issued today through the detective department. ESCAPED FROM SLAVERY. Revenue Cutter Wlndom Rescued Three More Men. A dispatch from Baltimore last night says: The revenue cutter Wlndom return ed today frpm a second cruise down the bay to examine conditions in tho oyster fleet. She brought back Arthur Brill of Philadelphia, who will probably carry with him all his life a ghastly reminder of the time he spent aboard the Gertrude Wands, Captain Calvin Price. Blood poisoning has made one of his hands black. It was the result of culling oysters with an open wound. He was given what attention the officers of the Wlndom could furnish, but he complained all the way to Baltimore of excruciating pain in his arm. and amputation may bo necessary Dr Marsh of the United State^ Marino Hos pital, at Solomon s Island, gave him some attention. The man was picked up at Deal's Island with two others, Roy Wilson and Martin Travers, likewise of Philadelphia, who had been on the Gertrude Wands. The three men boarded the Wlndom at Deal's Island telling stories of great hardship and or having been beaten with shovels and other things. They said they had made their escape and swam ashore. While they were on the shore attempting to attract -the at tention of those on board the Wlndom, they said, the captain discovered them, beat them and attempted to get them back to his vessel. They escaped from him agaJn and finally, exhausted and almost frozen, got aboard the cutter. The captain's side of the story has not been told. He is eald to have left Deal s Island shortly after the men escaped from his boat. Will Take a Vacation in France. Viscount Charles de Chambrun, secretary of the French embassy in this city, will leave Washington in time to sail for Eu rope on the Doralne on the 14th .instant. He expects to be absent only for a few weeks and to return to this country early next year to resume his duties at the em bassy. INQUIRY BY C0NGRES8 AS A SOLUTION OF HOWARD UNI VERSITY TROUBLES. As a result of the recent revolt of a number of the stu4nnts at Howard Univer sity a congressional Investigation of that Institution wilt be called for. This statement was made to a Star re porter today by a man of standing, who says he 1s in favor of the proper conduct of the college and Its connections. He added that there are certain circumstances connected with the uprising of students last Friday which should be brought Into the limelight of the public, and that they can only be developed properly by a con gressional probe. The Star's informant, who did not deny tils friendship for Rev. Dr. John Gordon, president of the university, added: "And why should not Congress investi gate the undercurrent conditions at the university when It is shown that such an Investigation is absolutely necessary for the preservation and usefulness of the In stitution. Committee's Investigation. "Furthermore, I contend that It Is not within the province of any committee, such as that headed toy Dr. Uallaudet to Inves tigate existing conditions at a government Institution, for does not Congress appro priate $4t;,i>00 a year for the support of Howard University, making It as much of a government Institution as the Govern ment Hospital for the Insane, both of which are under the immediate supervision of the Department of the Interior. "Steps have already been taken looking to an investigation of the affairs of tiie university, and I will add that there Is a big surprise in store for the people who are interested In educational methods, ana that means all good citizens, for education la the bulwark of our great nation. It will be shown, I believe, that the stu dents' revolt was not, as has been stated, a movement against alleged "lily white" methods at the college, but that there were other motives, which a cdtnmlttee of rep resentatives will develop when they go in to the matter, as they will in the near fu ture." After receiving this Important Informa tion the reporter called on Dr. Gordon, but he declined to be interviewed, saying at the proper time a statement would bo mad'*. Peaceful Service Today. The first chapel service was held at .he university today since that on which th9 icvolt occurred last Friday. At noon, as j usual, the students, men and women, as sembled In the chapel, and Dr. Gordon ap- ' pcared In his accustomed capacity, but I there were no signs of a renewal of the tumultuous scenes of last week. The meet- j lng was peaceful and orderly In every particular. Some of the students assembled In groups after the service, and two of them at leas: j threatened that if severe disciplinary meas ures were resorted to by the managers or j the Institution in the cases of the alleged j leaders of the uprising the result would bo a general walk-out of students. "That report about throwing of books at President Gordon Saturday was wrong," said an officer of that institution to a Star reporter. "Our students have never resort ed to acts of violence or the offering of in sults. They are very firm in their opposi tion to Dr. Gordon and desire very much to have him -removed from the Institution, and did hiss and withdraw from the chapel Fri day In large numbers as an expression of their dislike for him, but there was uot such a riotous scene as was reported." Strong Opposition to Gordon. "Will they now go on with their work and submit to Dr. Gordon's administra tion?" asked The Star man. "I am very positive that all effective work at Howard will be Impeded while Dr. Gordon is here. The students do not believe in him and think him an unfit man to preside over the university." "Is this feeling general among the col ored people as weii as students?" "Yes. so general that we are embarrassed on every side by the strained relations which exist. I hope the matter will be amicably settled soon. But don't forget to say that there was no rioting. Our stu dents are very amenable to discipline, and under normal conditions give us no trouble at all." It was hinted this afternoon that a se cret mass meeting of the revolutionists may be called down town some evening this week. MERIWETHER'S CASE NO DECISION MADE TODAY, BUT ONE EXPECTED TOMORROW. Secretary Bonaparte devoted the most of Saturday and Sunday to the consideration of the case of Midshipman Minor Meri wether, who was court-martialed for al leged responsibility for the death of Mid shipman Branch. The Secretary spent the time at his home in Baltimore and read and reread the testimony and other proceed ings of the trial at Annapolis. There are nearly 225,000 words In the typewritten rec ord of the case, and It is said that the Sec retary read it all with care. The Secretary and Mrs. Bonaparte at tended divine services at the cathedral in Baltimore yesterday morning, and took a drive in the afternoon. The remainder of the day he spent In going over the trial papers, Including the review of the pro ceedings prepared by Capt. Diehl, the Judge advocate general of the navy. In further consideration of the case Sec retary Bonaparte called at the White House this morning and had a talk with the Pres ident about It in order to ascertain his views on the subject before publicly an nouncing the action of the Navy Depart ment. That department has final Jurisdic tion on all questions affecting the status' ol midshipmen, even to the extent of dis missal. and but for the unusual Importance of the issues Involved In the Meriwether case the Secretary would hardly have thought it necessary to bring it to the per sonal attention of the President. On his return to the Navy Department Secretary Bonaparte announced that no ac tion will be taken on the case today, bur that he hoped to be able to make a state ment In regard to It tomorrow. One rea son for the delay in announcing the result of the trial and the action of the Navy Department was the Secretary's desire to accord a hearing to the Louisiana con gressional delegation before taking final action. The members of that delegation appeared at the Navy Department this aft ernoon and made a strong appeal for clem ency In behalf of Young Meriwether, who Is a native of Louisiana, asking In particular that he be retained in the naval serv!ce. Secretary Bonaparte promised to consider their representations. CASE NOLLE PBOSSED. Withdrawal of the Charge Filed Against Joseph M. Belcher. The -case against Joseph M. Belcher for embezzlement of the funds of the Third Division Mutual Benefit and Relief Asso ciation In the government printing office was nolle prossed by Assistant District At torney Ralph Given in the Police Court tills morning. The request for this with drawal of the warrant which had been Is sued against Belcher was made by Warner L. Wllmeth, who had sworn out the war rant. Mr. Wilmeth stated that a satisfac tory settlement of the matter had been made and that they did not now wish to prosecute the missing treasurer. Belcher handled considerable money of this printing office symposium, and disap peared from the city. After he had gone It was discovered. It Is alleged, that he was short In his accounts. So far no trace of his whereabouts has been discovered. Mr. Wllmeth stated that he had no knowl edge of the hiding place of the missing man and that the settlement had not been made directly with him. The warrant charged Belcher with the embezzlement of C2US. Probable Value of Reply to the Tillman Resolution. EXPENSES OF BANKS REPORTS WILL NOT SHOW POLI TICAL CONTRIBUTIONS Slightest Departure From Irregularity Would Be Caught by the Examine: and Controller. It is practically a for^on** concl;is that Senator Tillman'# resolution. adopt"<t by the Senate, calling upon the control!'-!* of the currency for all Information bear ing: upon political contributions by na tional banks will be unproductive. Th> r? Is hardly a hare possibility that any Mr.* sensational,"cr even c!??epl> Interesting, will be -contained In the reply of the controller, who will t>?gin work :it on e when tl. ? or nclstl resolution reaches him. There will t>? no occasion, ?lthfr. for de'.uy, a:.<l a f t" rr.pt response from the controller Is as-ureil Senatrr Tillman's resolution betokens familiarity \\i:li the r.-j u:.s of national bank examiner*. and the national banking laws. He will find hit out when the re port upon his resolution g^-s to the Sen ate. Protection of Bank Profits. The very essence of tlie national b.mking laws is that tie profits of the l?arik?i ir>:st be protected in behalf of the depositors and others. The law and the rules of the controller's offi 'e for many years demand that expenditures must be r? giilar and ttv? slightest departure from regularity or lp gallty of expense accounts of the averago bank catches the watchful <?>? of tho ex aminer. It would be a serious thing for a national hank to make a political con tribution out of Its profits. If discovered the controller w mid be treading upon dan gerous ground if he d d not a', oivee require the bank to re-place the funds so used. The next step would be to carry the case to the courts and insist upon revoking the char ter of the institution. The strictness of the controller's office In this direction is shown by tli? fart that in past years examiners In several In stances discovered that bank directors nr.(t officials had made subscriptions out of the funds of their institutions in aid of newly organted enterprises, holding that il was tj the best interests of the bank to help lo cal enterprises that would build up their communities. In every single Instance where this has been discovered, the bank officials have been required to restore the money. No Political Contribution Recorded. There Is not a case on record within tHo memory of officials of the controller's offli s where a bank examiner has ever reported a national bank as having made a political contribution or even a charitable one. It would bo impossible for the controller'* office to examine every report in the past few years, as it would mean running over thousands of documents, but tho response to the resolution will no doubt be that not a single official of the controller's office can recall an Instance of such a contribu tion. Many of these officials have been in the office for forty years, or since the in stitution of national banks. They are fa miliar with the reports that come In. If there have been conrtlbutions by banks to political parties they have been covered up under other headings. The business of an examiner Is not to Inquire Into the details of expenditures In national banks unless the Institution is on the verge of -collapse. His duty Is to see that the expenditures are kept within reasonable bounds. In case a large bank desired to evade the provisions' of law. a serious of fense, the contribution would be disguised under the heading of "legal services" or something of that kind, if the Item should happen not to be an exorbitant one no in quiry would be made as to It. That there may have been contributions of this sort is not doubted, but it is known that thero is no record of them In the controller's office, and It is the record that will furnish the answer to Senator Tillman. There has never been any question that national bank officials, as Individuals, con tributed heavily to defeat Bryan In lM#f and again In 1900. They probably gave many thousands of dollars to that purpose, believing their business was menaced in the event Bryan was elected. If Senator Tillman's resolution could reach contribu tions of this kind there would be some ?sensational material for the newspapers, but it provides for facts contained in the reports of the examiners, and there are no facts to be had of the kind lie wants. DOCKING FACILITIES LACKING. Report of Admiral Capps, Chief Naval Constructor. Provision for construction of a dry dock at Pcnsacola, Fla., capable of accommo dating the largest ships In the navy, is urged by Rear Admiral Capps, chief con structor of the navy. In his annual report. Regarding docking facilities elsewhere on the Atlantic coast the chief constructor says thero are only (wo docks on this coast In which It Is possible to dock largo bat tleships and cruisers and that until the docks under construction at Portsmouth, N. H-; New York, league Island, Xorfolk. Charleston and Mare Island are completed the work of the bureau of construction an 1 repair is performed at a disadvantage. The report says that, while It was antici pated that the cost of the construction <>r the Connecticut at the New York n.ivy yard would exceed the contract price ot the Louisiana, her sister vessel under > on struetlon at the Newport News Shipbuild ing and Dry Dock Company, every effort i.-. being made to keep the cost within the limit fixed by Congress, and it is hoped that it will not be necessary to recommend an extension of tho limit of cost !n this case. The data of completion of the t-m > vessels will not differ to any conslderahlo extent. The report reiterates tha' "trio repairing and overhauling of the fleet must at all times remain the important wDrK ol navy yards, and In time of war their re sources will be taxed to the utmost in per forming such work." Inability to complete the Cumberland and Intrepid within the limit of cost at the navy yards at Boston and Mare Island, the report states, necessitates a request for ui increase of 1-10.000 each in the limit of cost of these two ships. Because of the insistence of Congress that the colliers Prometheus and Vestal be constructed in r.avy yards, the report calls for an In c.'ease in the limit of their cost. TOLD IN BRIET. CHICAGO. December 11?Kogoro Taka hira, the Japanese minister to the United States, passed through the city today on Ills way to Japan. He left for the Paciflo coast over the Chicago and Northwestern railroad, and will sail on the steamer M m churla In four days. CINCINNATI, December 11.?A verdict of murder and suicide was returned today by the coroner of Newport. Ky.. in the case of Robert McDyer and his wife, I.lzzle Mc Dyer, who were found dead late Saturdiy night In Melbourne. Campbell county. Do mestic troubles led to the tragedy. WHEELING, W. Va.. December 11.?In a lit of Jealousy today Joseph Snyder, a tin worker, living at No. all 18th street, shot his wife, aged twenty-five years, and then, turning the weapon on himself, put a bullet Into his brain. The woman may recover, but Snyder will die. Their relatives siy the couple lived happily and ..here was no Justification for the shooting. BERLIN, December 11.?It Is seml-official ly stated that the Brazilian government has not made representations to the United States concerning the German cruiser Panther incident, nor has Brazil made cer tain naval dispositions because of the af fair. It is also denied that the Uatted States lias made representations to Ger many on the subject. The fullest Investi gation will be made and If the German of* floers were in fault they will fee punished.