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WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION. Bmlseaa Oflet llta B:reet and Penajylvini* Avenue The Evening Star Newspaper Company, 8 H KAUrrMASN, President. Ifew Tot: Offlc?: Tribune Building. Chicago Offlw: Tribune Buiiding. The Evening Star, with the Snnday morning edi tion. 1* delivered by carriers, on their own account, within the city at GO cents per month; without the Sunday morning edition at 44 cents per month. Ft tt.all. postage prepaid: Dally. Sunday Included. ono month, 60 cents. l>a!ly. Snndav excepted, one month, 50 centa. Saturday Star, cue year. $1.00. 8umiay Star, one year. $1 50. No. 16,539. WASHINGTON, D. C., FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 1906-TWENTY PAGES. TWO CENTS. Weather Fair and somewhat coldef tonight; tomorrow fair. Russian Officials Claim That Revolution is Checked. A POLICY OF REPRESSION May Be Carried to a Point to Arouse Resentment. PRESSING OFFENSIVE MEASURES Offer of Premiums to Police Causes Criticism?Likely to Restore Intol erable System of Espionage. 8T. PETERSBURG, January f..?'The gov ernment's victory over the revolutionists lias been <iu!et decisive, although open re volt continues In many places In the In terior. The military are employed and mercilessly and gradually the movement is being stifled. The flies of revolt, however, are smother ed, but are not extinguished and the main fear Is that the government, encouraged by success, will fall Into the very error of which the revolutionists were guilty and attempt to press Its advantage too far. Already there are signs that the policy of repression may he carried to a point which Is sure to again arouse the resentment and discontent of the classes which shrank from the violent program at the "reds." In St. Petersburg, for instance, the whole sale perquisitions of the police have been succeeded by a particularly offensive meas ure of the prefect of police, which practical ly gives the Dvorniks or house-porters a free hand to search private lodgings for nr:r.s and suspicious persons for documents, offering them a perinium of 50 cents for the discovery of every revolver or bomb and '.T> cents for a knife. Such a measure naturally will arouse the cupidity of the house-porters and restore the intolerable system of personal espionage which was In vogue at the time of the late Interior minister, Von Plehve. Thirty-five arrests were made last night. Among those taken In custody were four .Moscow revolutionists, who came here to consult their comrades in this city. They were captured on their arrival at the rail road station after a desperate struggle witl thfi tlrtHno th the police. The Program for January 22. The program for the demonstrations c 1 January 'J'J, the anniversary of Red Sunday, Includes services for the "martyrs" at the Narva Gate, Palace Square and other places where the troops ftred on the work men, and also at the cemetery of the Trans figuration, where the majority of the vie- j tims were buried. Two wings of the social democratic party have now Joined the workmen's organiza tion In declaring that they will boycott the elections to the national assembly. The social democrats have adopted a series of resolutions Instructing the members of so cialist organizations not to participate in the '^police elections," but to take every advantage of such freedom of meeting as may be allowed them to discuss the flec tions and preach the extension of the doc trine of armed revolt for the purpose of completely overthrowing the present gov ernment. Only then, the resolutions say, will it be possible to ascertain the real will of the people through direct secret and universal suffrage. GERMANS LEAVING RIGA. New Governor General is Showing a Firm Hand. RIGA, Uvonla, January 8 ?The energetic manner in which Gen. Sollogub has Inaugu rated his governor generalship is reassuring the German residents somewhat, and there is less talk .jl abandoning their property Interests In the llaltlc provinces. Neverthe less, another German steamer will leave Riga tomorrow with 400 refugees of foreign nationalities. A gradual resumption of railroad traffic Is in progress Two trains are sent from Riga dally. Gov. Gen. Sollogub ha3 an nounced that he Is willing to accede to the economic demands of the railroad men, but he absolutely refuses to consider any politi cal demands. The railroad men who have been obstructing traffic are being arrested as fast as found. Among them Is the as sistant station master. The revolutionists today killed two more policemen here in broad daylight, making the number for the last three months twen ty-eight. The devastation of estates by the peasants in EsUionla proceeds furiously. In the Dorpat and Pernau districts twenty build ings were burned last week. The authori ties are dispatching military expeditions with artillery In all directions. In Courland no mercy Is shown where revolutionary bands refuse to surrender. The troops shell the towns and villages. Several of the l.itter have been set on tire and completely destroyed. Many Casualties at Tukum. TUKT'M, Courland, Russia, January 6.? Five hundred and eighty persons were killed or wounded during the recent revolt here. HARRIS FOR UNIVERSITY HEAD. Port Deposit. Md., Man Will Be Elect ed Prexy. Speelal I'lHpaU'li to The Star. CHICAGO, January 5? Dr. Abian M. Harris of Port Deposit, Md., will become the new president of Northwestern Univer sity, according to reports in educational circles last night. Dr. Harris is the pres ident and director of Tome Institute at Port Deposit, an educator of authority and reputation. James A. Pat ton. the millionaire grain broker, a trustee of the university, gave a dinner for the prospective president at his home In Evanston last night, where. It is understood, the members of the board of trustees and Dr. Harris discussed the needs of the institution and its hopes for the fu ture. While the selection of Dr. Harris will not be formally confirmed until a month from now. it was admitted last night that the choice of the presidency had fallen upon Dr. Harris, and that 'his presence here sig nifies nis acceptance of the position. It is thought that with the installation of h new head the university will develop new enthusiasm, and It is prophesied that Dr. Harris will engage the interest and atten tion of the students as he has the esteem of the officials. Death of Boatswain Sheean. Tne Navy IVpartment Is Informed that Chief Boatswain Timothy Sheean, the se nior officer in his grade In the navy, died at Vallejo, C&l., December 21. last. He was appointed from California a boatswain In October, 1878, and liecame chief boatswain, with the rank of ensign. In March, l&M. Hl? last duty was on the receiving ship In dependent at th* Mare Island navy yard. GAGE IS WITH SOHIFF ALSO FORESEES PANIC UNLESS THERE IS CURRENCY REFORM. NEW YORK, January 5.?Lyman J. Gage, former Secretary of the Treasury, said to day that he agrees with Jacob H. Schiff in the opinion that a great panic Is inevitable unless steps are taken to remedy the in elasticity of the existing currency system. "I agree positively with Mr, Schiff," said Mr. Gage, "that the monetary conditions which have existed In this country during the last sixty days are disgraceful to us us a nation, and I further agree with hlin that a stunning panic is but a matter of time unless something is done. The more promptly and effectually this is done the better for Ihe I'nlted States. "From Mr. Schiff's attitude I infer that he thinks this panic may be precipitated very shortly. I do not exactly agree with that conclusion. In my opinion there is no Immediate danger, but the danger itself is apparent, and if the country sits passive under existing conditions the country will suffer. I do not understand how any care ful and thoughtful financier can fall to realize the peril. "I see that Mr. Schiff objects to Secretary Shaw's recommendation of an emergency circulation of heavily taxed bank notes, holding that such a plan would facilitate speculation rather than the legitimate In terests which stand in need at present, l may say that I believe Secretary Shaw's idea an excellent one?With certain modifi cations. With those modifications I believe his proposition would provide a cure. Held Views a Long Time. "1 do not care in the short space of a newspaper Interview to go Into details." continued Mr. Gnge. "My v!ews today are views which I have entertained a long while?views which are embodied in reports made by me as Secretary of the Treasury am? in bills already offered in Congress." Mr. Gage's attention was called to the statement by Mr. Schiff that the reform of currency conditions is a more important matter for the President to take up than railroad rates. The former Secretary then said: "I regard as the highest public duty to provide for a more elastic currency without a moment's delay. I did not un dertake to compare the relative Importance of rate regulation with currency regula tion at this time, but 1 will say, and say r.s emphatically as possible, that I believe the work of securing proper legislation to relieve the present circulation conditions is a high public duty of the President?a very high public duty." Frank A. Vanderlip, vice president of tno National City Bank, said today he believfd Mr. Schiff's speech had no application to the immediate situation. "Had Mr. Scnirt thought," said .Mr. Vanderlip. "that there was any present danger he certainly would 1ave re&arded this as an appropriate time io call public attention to that danger. He is undoubtedly right In saying that somo time our Illogical currency system will cause trouble, it has caused trouble In the last six weeks, but the'indications aie that the trouble is about over." CLERICAL CHANGES. Appointments and Promotions in the Treasury. The following changes in the classified service of the Treasury Department are an nounced: Appointments on certification by the civil service commission ? Secretary's office, Julius M. Ross, Texas. $000. Office of the auditor for the War Department, Ben B. Boon, Alabama, $720. Office of the auditor for the Post Office Department, Wllbert A. Kesler, Michigan, $000; James S. Ball, Porto Rico, $OGO; James E. Byrne, District of Columbia, $600; Josiah L. Dillard, Arkan sas, $000; Moses L. Walker, Indian Terii tory, $000. Reinstatements ? Supervising architect's office, Edward C. Heald, District of Colum bia, $2,500. Office of auditor for the Post Office Department, William B. Carroll, Ala bama, $000. Appointments by transfer from other de partments?Office of treasurer United States, Theodore Reier, Maryland, $1,400, by transfer from government printing office. Office of auditor for the Treasury Depart ment, Charles P. Sample, Indiana, $1,000, by transfer from Post Office Department. Office of auditor for the War Department, Ezra N. Hill, jr., Alabama, $000, by trans fer from Interior Department. Promotions?Office of the Secretary, Ben jamin F . Scaggs. Maryland, $500 to $000; Clyde E. Gross, Pennsylvania, $000 to $720. Office of internal revenue, John F. Mar stella, Illinois, $1,200 to $1,400. Office of auditor for War Department, Adolph Am man, Texas, $IK*? to $1,000; Edward L. Scott, Texas, $840 to $900; Max Pracht, Oregon, $720 to $>*40; Ernest A. Coleman, Georgia. $720 to $000; Wisdom D. Brown, Missouri, $1,000 to $1,200; Charles J. Brown, Illinois, $00o to $1,000. Office of auditor for the Treasury Department:, John S. Morris, Missouri, $1,200 to $1.4O0; Robert H Martin, West Virginia, $1,000 to $1,200; Carl R. En gel, Illinois, $900 to $1,000. Of fice of auditor for the Post Office Depart ment, Richard H. Nugent, District of Co lumbia, $000 to $720; Henry C. Wllmoth, Texas, $1,200 to $1,400; Harry B. Midkiff, Arkansas, $1,000 to $1,200; Grant Murray, Missouri, $iKK) to $1,000; Charles C. Carter, Texas. $720 to $900; Olla. Floyd, Indiana, $00u to $720. DISTRICT IN CONGRESS. Bills of Local Interest Introduced in the Senate. A bill to regulate the compensation of skilled mechanics In the naval gun factory in this city has been introduced In the Sen ate by Mr. Burrows. It provides that me chanics of the first class shall receive do cents per hour, the second class 44 cents per hour, the third class 'M cents per hour and the fourth class S3 cents per hour. Senator Long has Introduced a bill au thorizing the Washington Railway and Electric Company to operate automobile lines In the District of Columbia on streets and avenues not occupied by railroad tracks. This and any other company op erating such lines are to pay 1 per cent gross earnings as taxes. A 5-cent fare Is provided. Senator Foster has introduced a bill to extend Euclid street to Columbia road. MR. WILLIAMS RETURNS. Will Not Make Intended Speech on the Philippine Tariff. Representative John Sharp Williams, the minority leader In the House, has returned to Washington from his home in Missis sippi, where he was called by the serious ill ness of his daughter, who is now much im proved. In Mr. Williams' absence Repre sentative Champ Clark of Missouri took his place as floor leader for the democrats, and he Is to be the chief speaker for the minor ity on the Philippine tariff bill, which is now being considered by the House. Mr. Williams had Intended to make a gen eral tariff speech while this bill is under consideration, but said today lie has had no time to prepare it and will not enter Into a long tariff discussion at this time. Grazing on Public Lands. Representative Curtis of Kansas today introduced a bill to permit grazing leases on western lands. It allows leases for periods of five years under rules prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior. Detention of Hiller, a Relative, Only as a Witness. THE CORONER'S INQUEST An Inquiry Into the Family Finan cial Affairs. REPORT OF MEDICAL EXAMINER Not Yet Given Out, but is Said to Con tain Little Light on the Mystery. NEW HAVEN. Conn.. January 5.?With a police officer on duty at his house, A. Max e> Hiller, who was detained temporarily as a witness last evening during; the coroner's investigation of the. death of his brother-in law, Charles A. Edwards of New York, was allowed to pass the night at his own resi dence in Temple street. The long examina tion to which both Mr. Hiller and his brother. Judge Charles A. Hiller, were sub jected by the coroner yesterday told on both men, but was particularly evident in the case of A. Maxcy Hiller. When early in the evening the coroner ordered an adjourn ment of the inquest for dinner, Judge Hiller was permitted to return to the family home stead on College street, where the tragedy occurred, while A. Maxcy Hiller was sent to police headquarters. The latter then nearly broke down from nervous excitement, but two hours later had recovered his com posure to a great extent. The detention of Air. Hiller was followed by an explanation from Coroner Mix to the effcct that Hiller was only held as a -wit ness and that there was no charge against him. When about midnight Hiller wag sent home, accompanied by two detectives and a policeman. Coroner Mix again declared that he was not under arrest. Coroner Has Little to Say. It was expected this morning that the in quest would bo resumed today. Tlio coro ner refused to give any intimation as to what evidence developed during yesterday's proceedings.but it is understood that the in quiry was largely into the family financial affairs and the relations existing between a Hiller and his brother-in-law. A. Maxcy Hiller acted as legal and finan cial adviser of his mother. He said yester day he believed she left a will, but 'he de clared lie did not draw up the document. Mr. Hiller expressed the opinion that the will would be found In an old safe at the Hiller "homestead. The key of this safe, he said, had been missing since the death of his mother two months ago. Judge Charles A. Hiller, who lives at the Hiller home stead, Is a resident of Kansas, where his wife and children now are, but lie has been here for more than a year. No Light by Medical Examiner. Although the report of the medical ex aminer, Dr. C. J. Bartlett, who conducted the autopsy yesterday has not been given out, it is understood that the examination of the body did not In itself throw any light upon the question whether the case w*as one of murder or suicide. The course of the bullet, which entered the head through the upper part ot the left ear and stopped just beneath the top of the skull, showed that it was fired at an angle, and from a point near the shoulder probably. It was possi ble. it was said, for a man to have In flicted such a wound upon himself. The body of Mr. Edwards was embalmed today and sent to New York, where it will be burled in AVoodlawn cemetery. A permit is on record at the office Oif the chief of police for A. Maxcy Hiller to carry a revolver. This was issued on April 16, 11<04, after his 'brother Charles came from the west. In the Inquest yesterday Mr. Hiller was questioned as to his reasons for obtaining this permit. He said that it was the result of a joke played upon him by Chief Wrinn and the late police clerk, Prank I?. Southworth. Chief Wrinn has Issued a denial that he played any Joke which would have led Mr. Hiller to take precautions to keep himself armed. Many of Mr. Hiller's closest friends say they never had any knowledge that Mr. IliUer went about armed. Police at Loss Over Pistol. By instruction of the coroner, the over hauling of the Hiller homestead by work men has been stopped. The rooms look as if they had ibeen partially wrecked, so thor oughly have they ibeen searched. The po lice are confident that the pistol used to kill Mr. Edwards was not left in the Hiller house and they are at a loss for a theory as to Its disposition. It has been learned that the night watch man at the Graduates' Club on Elm street, a short distance around the corner from the Hiller homestead, heard a pistol shot on the night of the tragedy. He thinks it was about 2 a.m. Wednesday. Coroner Mix today announced that A Maxcy Hiller would be detained for an in definite period under close guard of the police. He also said that his report in the Edwards murder case might not reach the state attorney s office for several days COMPLAINTS NOT SUSTAINED. Interstate Commission's Decision in St. Louis Hay and Grain Case. In an opinion by Chairman Knapp, the interstate commerce commission today an nounced its decision In the case of the St. Louis Hay aiid Grain Company against the Illinois Central Railroad Company and the Mobile and Ohio Railroad Company in favor of the railroads. It was held that the fact that through rates are kss than the sum of in-and-out rates is not of itself a valid ground of ob jection, nor Is it unlawful for the defend ants to maintain reconsignment rates, which are higher in some cases than their pro portions of through rates, and also that thc> fact that the reconsignment rate is some times the same as the proportion of the other rate does not warrant an inference of illegal conduct or support a charge of dis crimination. HONORS FOR ARMY OFFICERS. Congress Asked to Allow the Accept ance of Decorations. The Secretary of State has asked Con gress to authorize the following named officers of the army to accept certain deco rations conferred upon them by the Em peror of Russia: Brit. Gen. T. H. Barry, Col. John Van R. Hoff of the medical de partment, Lieut. Col. W. S. Schuyler, gen eral staff; MaJ. M. M. Macomb, general staff; Capt. Carl Relchman, 17th Infantry, and Capt. Sydney A. Cloman, general staff The Secretary has asked Congress also to authorize Brig. Gen. J. F. Bell, Captain Grote Hutcheson, general staff, and Capt. T. B. Mott, general staff, to accept decom tions of the order of the Legion of Honor conferred on them by the French govern ment. DEFEATKVAS COMPLETE Forces of Fugitive President Morales Overwhelmed IN SANTO DOMINGO FIGHT Gen. Rodriguez, His Commander, Among the Killed. SURVIVORS ESCAPED ON SHIP Gen. Guellito Will Now Battle in His Own Behalf?Jiminez to Com pete for Presidency. CAPE) HAYTIEN, Hayti, January 6.? Further advices received here today from tho scene of the hostilities between the troops of the temporary president of Santo Domingo, Gen. Caceres, and the forces of the fugitive president, Gen. Morales, say that the defeat of the latter before Puerto Plata January 8, when Gen. Demetrio Rod riguez, the Morales commander, lost his life, was complete. About 150 men were killed or wounded. The remainder of Morales' followers em barked on the gunboat Independenela, off X'uerto Plata, after which the vessel galled foi Monte Cristl. Gen. Guellito, the former governor or Mcnte Cristl, who with his troops had de clared himself In favor of Morales, on be ing Informed of the death of Gen. Rodri guez, decided to tight in Ills own behalf, and is preparing to attack Santiago, south of Puerto Plata. Jiminez After Presidency. Gen. Jiminez, the former president or Santo Domingo, has left Puerto Plata lor Monto Cristl, and. It Is understood, will, with the assistance of Morales, compete for the presidency of the republic against the other candidates for that office. According to the reports brought here by messengers, a large part of the population of northern Santo Domingo is in favor ot Gen. Jiminez. A cablegram from Puerto Plata, Santo Domingo, last night says: After two days' heavy fighting against Santiago and Puerto Plata the forces of Gen. Demetrio Rodri guez were routed, losing 120 men in killed and wounded here. Generals Rodriguez, Lico and Perez were killed. Among the Caceres forces Gens. Pedro Vanega and Antonlon Calderon were killed. American cruisers prohibited the gunboat from bombarding or the fort from using artillery. The revolutionary forces re-embarked on their gunboat in the harbor this morning. Revolt Practically Ended. The State Department has received cable advice from Santo Domingo announcing that the revolution is practically at an end, that the troops a^e dispersing to thsir homos and that the country is 'becoming quiet. Morales Impeached. The Secretary of War today received the following cablegram from Col. Colton, the controller and general receiver of Domini can customs, dated Santo Domingo, Janu ary 2: "Carlos P. Morales legally impeached to day by congress. Raymond Caceres, act ing in accordance with the constitution, pending final action proceeding supreme court. This eliminates Carlos F. Morales from the situation and leaves without ques tion the legality of Raymond Caceres" gov ernment. The government acting in con servatism and adhering to the constitution. Peace condition as reported yesterday. Carlos F. Morales not yet heard from." CONSIDERATION POSTPONED. Nominations of Canal Commissioners Not to Be Taken tip This Week. Because of the absence of Chairman Mil lard and several other members of the Sen ate committee on Isthmian canals there will be no meeting of the committee to consider the nominations of members of the canal commission until after the Senate recon venes on Monday next. The committee in tends to give any persons desiring it the opportunity to be heard for or against con firmation of the nominations. Several Sen ators will take up the question of permit ting a member of the commission to be en gaged In other business and they will pro test against the payment of double salaries. After the nominations of commissioners have been disposed of It is said the commit tee will take up the question of reorganiz ing salaries to be paid to canal employes. Former Wife of Army Officer Is In Kentucky. CINCINNATI, Ohio, January 5.?Mrs. Taggart, who suddenly departed from Wooster, Ohio, recently with her two sons who had been awarded to the father, Cap*. E. F. Taggart, after 4ie secured a divorce, has been positively located In Campbell county, Ky? where she can probably re main so long as she wishes, according to a statement made in Newport today. Mrs. Taggart and her sons were reported as be ing with friends at Alexandria, Ky? but her friends prevented attempts to verify the report until today, when Judge Albert Berry of the Campbell county circuit court In Nowp-crt, whose daughter Is one of Mrs. Taggart's close friends, said: "I have positively refused to give the lo cation of Mrs. Taggart and her children. They are within the jurisdiction of my court and I propose to protect them. "The manner in which Mrs. Tagga.rt had been treated and was being hounded was worse than would be meted out to a dan gerous criminal, instead of a mother who. through love for her children, seeks to keep possession of them." Consular Service Reorganization. The Senate committee on foreign rela tions today continued consideration of the consular reorganization bill. From the dis cussion it appeared that a majority of the members will vote to report the 1)111 favor ably, but that democratic opposition will be so strong that it is unlikely that the meas ure can 'be (brought to a vote in the Senate. Several more meetings of the committee will be required to perfect the bill. Naval Movements. The Chicago has arrived at San Fran cisco, the Princeton at San Pedro, tho Celtic at Bahla, the Illinois at New Yor.t, the Missouri at Hampton Roads, the Pa ducah at Puerta Plata, the Texas at Charleston, and the Nevada, Porter, i>u pont, Nicholson, Blakely and Rodgers at Savannah. The Monadnock has left Hongkong for Canton, the Minneapolis has sailed from Newport News for New York, the Hannibal has left Baltimore for Hampton Roads, the Uncam has sailed from Kingston for Colon, and the Boston left Acapulco yesterday ; for San Francisco. I MARZONI TO BE TRIED Another Midshipman Haled Be fore Court-Martial. CHARGED WITH HAZING The Charge is Supported by Six Specifications. ROBERTS ALLEGED SUFFERER His Attorney Secured a Delay in the Opening of the Case Until To morrow?A Statement. ANNAPOLIS. Md., January 5.?The trial of Midshipman Pettersen B. Marzoni or Pfrisacola, Fla., a member of the first class, on the charge of hazing Midship man Chester S. Roberts of Jollet, 111., a member of the fourth class, began this morning after the record of yesterday's proceedings had been adopted. The charge Is supported by six specifi cations, each alleging a separate Incident of hazing In which Roberts was the vic tim. Roberts was also the alleged sullerer !n the incidents upon which are based ail four of the specifications in Foster's case, the trial of which was completed yesterday. Marzoni is being defended by Mr. George H. Mann, an attorney of New York city, who was a member of the class of 1895, Naval Academy. No charge against any other midshipman has been filed as yet, but the academy authorities state that the court will be kept supplied with charges at the termina tion of each case for an Indefinite period. The naval court martial opened the pro ceedings by verifying the record In 'he ease of Midshipman Worth W. Foster, whose trial on the charge of hazing Mid shipman Chester S. Roberts has been com pleted. This occupied over an hour. The court then took up the case of Marzoni, The Marzoni Case. The charge and six specifications were read. The first specification alleges the hazing of Chester S. Roberts by compelling him to perform "No. 10." Roberts is the same midshipman whom Foster is accused of hazing. The second and third specifica tions allege that Marzoni hazed Fourth Classman Benjamin W. Tye of Atlanta, Ga., by compelling him to bring the ac cused's breakfast on different occasions. The last -three charges are in connection with the alleged hazing of Midshipman Al bert C. Bryant of Canton Bend, Ala., a fourth class man. They are that Marzoni compelling him to bring him his breakfast, to stand on his head about twenty times and perform "No. lti" about fifty times. Marzoni was brought before the court and introduced Mr. George H. Mann of New York as his ctounsel, who asked that the trial of the case bo delayed until the open ing of the oourt tomorrow and the request was granted. Attorney a Former Midshipman. Mr. Mann is a former member of the class of 1895 of the Naval Academy. Mr. Mann said today that while Marzoni J will plead not guilty to the charge and all the specifications, Inasmuch as he denied any criminality in any of his actions, yet he will so on the stand and admit certain facts as alleged in some of the specifications. He ! will not deny the second1, third and fourth specifications in so far as they charge that some articles were brought to him from the breakfast table by Tye and Bryant, but he will contend most vigorously that ' this was willingly done by the underclass men, whom he considered his friends, Just as a member of a higher class might have done for another member of the same class. Purpose of Authorities. The announced purpose of the Naval Academy authorities is to try most of the subsequent cases under the act of 1874, as amended by the act of luoa. The former only applies to direct acts of hazing, but the latter provides tho penalty of dismissal for "cncouraglng or participating in haz ing" as well. The form under both acts will be used, according to the nature of the case and the character of the evidence by which it will be supported. Although it takes less to establish a ca?e o? hazing under the later act, yet the pro duction o? the evidence is more difllcutt, owing to the fact that witnesses can monj teadilj claim immunity from answering: on account of self-crimination. ? v,0?.!1'? whoIe- howover, it is considered that the new practice will be a great aid In prosecution of the hazer*. The court's ruling has been that mere presence was not incrimination, unless there was some circumstance which showed a closer con nection with the hazing. The court adjourned to meet at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning. Young Girl Burned to Death. WILKESBARRE, Pa., January 4.?By the explosion of a kerosene lamp in a boarding house a i Nanticoke today Margaret Vo:da lyka, aged fifteen years, was burned to death. Two other residents of the house were so badly burned that they will die. Another Midshipman Involved. Still another midshipman Involved in the hazing is Midshipman Louis Dean Causey of the first class. The charge of hazing Fourth Classman Bennett, with the various specifications, was served on Causey this morning and his case probably will be taken up at the conclusion of the Marzoni case. Young Causey is a son of W. J. Causey of Berwick, Miss. He is one of the prominent athletes of the academy, having rowed in the senior eight of the academy for four years and made the foot ball team this season. He played center in the recent Army-Navy struggle at Princeton and was one of the strongholds of the blue and gold line. He holds the rank of first petty officer, 10th Company, in the first battalion of the brigade of midshipmen at the academy. NAVAL ACADEMY HAZING. Neither House Has a Definite Program of Investigation. Neither the Senate nor the House has a definite program concerning an investiga tion of hazing at the Naval Academy at Annapolis. In both branches of Congress there is a sentiment demanding an inquiry, but. only the Senate has adopted a resolu tion ordering it. Chairmen Hale and Fosa of the Senate and House naval committees and Secretary Bonaparte of the Navy De partment have conferred several times In relation to procedure. Senator Hale prefers a Joint Investigation, while Representative Koss favors postponement of action until the Navy Department finishes its inquiry. Secretary Bonaparte could then communl- ' cate his findings to the congressional com mittees, which would suggest the proper i course to be taken. GOT UNEARNED MONEY THE FOURTH DAY OF THE HILL TRIAL AT PHILADELPHIA. PHILADELPHIA, January 5.?With the opening of the fourth day of the trial of Jo"hn W. Hill, former chief of the bureau of filtration, on charges of forgery and fal sifying public records for the benefit of cer tain contractors today District Attorney Bell entered upon the final stages of the commonwealth's cise. The testimony thuB far taken tends to show that the contract ing firm of D. J. McNlchol & Co. was paid for work not performed, that the same firm was permitted to substitute cobble stones and gravel for concrete In constructing the Torresdale filter basin, and that in the pay ments an allowance was made for the con tractor's plant, for which no provision was made In the specifications. Mr. Hill, as chief of the bureau, signed the certificates on which the city controller's warrants were issued to the contrj^ctors. The commonwealth charges also that the Torresdale filter conduit was leaking at the time Chief Hill certified that the tunnel was completed. Major Cassius F. Gillette, who was engaged by Mayor Weaver to In vestigate the work on the filter plant, and was later appointed chief ot tne bureau of filtration, will probably be called to tho witness stand today. NO SHOW FOR AGREEMENT. Printers and Employers at St. Louis Stand Out. ST. LOU IS, January 6.?Both the printers and the employers concerned in the printers' strike say there is no immediate -prospect of settlement. Some of the printing firms have yielded to the new eight-hour-a-day sched ule, but the majority of the employers firmly maintain the stand against adoption of the eight-hour demand. President Jack son of the local "typographical union said today that no compromise proposition will be made by the strikers. E. B. Tlernan of the Woodward & Tiernan Printing Com pany said: "We feel that the union lias violated its agreement wifti us concerning the eight hour rule and there Is nothing left to do but to fight it out." TWO GARROTED AT HAVANA. Executed for Murder of a White Baby ?Regarded Witches. HAVANA, January 5.?Domingo Bocourt, an old negro, and Victor Molina, a mulatto, were garroted at the prison here today. Beth men were regarded as "witches" by their associates. Their crime was the hide ous murder of a white baby, Zoila Diaz, for the purpose of procuring the heart of a white female child, which the "witches" prescribed as a poultice for a certain wo man as a cure for barrenness. The child's body was found, smoked and salted, weeks after the crime. The execu tions passed off promptly. There was no special lnoldent and no witnesses, excepting those officially designated to be present. A dozen other men and women are imprisoned in connection with the crime. FEARS FOR MISSING MAN. Norfolk Baker Believed to Have Been Drowned. Special Dispatch to The Star. NORFOLK, Va., January 5.?Max Bren ner, a Norfolk bakery proprietor, who left here yesterday morning in a small launch to deliver a large supply of bread to tha cruiser and battleship squadron, now lying at Newport News, has not since been heard from and his family and friends fear that the launch was lost in the gale which swept Hampton Roads yesterday and that Bren ner was drowned. He was forty years old ancl has a wife and seven children here. He had been In the bakery business in Norfolk for fifteen years. The boilers of the torpedo 'boats Barney. Bagley and Biddfle, under orders to sail for the Philippine Islands, were removed today for repairs. The task was a most difficult one. The United States cruiser Minneapolis sailed last night for New York, where she goes to be fitted out as a regular flagship. DEWEY 100 MILES OFF BERMUDA United States Tug Potomac Left for Coal and Provisions. HAMILTON, Bermuda, January ri.?The United States tug Potomac, one of the con voys of the floating dry dock Dewey, which left Annapolis; Md., December 2S for the Philippine Islands, arrived here today for coal and provisions. The Potomac reports having left the Dewey, which was then in charge of the colliers Caesar, Brutus and Glacier, about one hundred miles off Bermuda. The Dewey will pass hero tomorrow. NOTED CRIMINAL MAY ESCAPE. Arrest of Woman at Chicago Affects Criminal's Trial. CHICAGO, January 5.?Through the time ly arrest of Lena Bach, a woman of many aliases and self-confessed diamond thief; Henry Hocman, reputed burglar and dia mond smuggler of international fame, may escape punishment in the United States courts for a crime which he Is said to have confessed to Agents Scanlan and Webb of the secret service. Hoffman will try to show that the diamonds were stolen from a house in New York. Hoffman, who stands accused of smug gling two hundred diamonds through tiie port of Boston, was arrested while dispos ing of gems in Chicago. The government detectives say that Hoff man confessed to smuggling. When ar raigned yesterday the prisoner entered a plea of not guilty. His basis for the plea lies in the recent ar rest of Lena Bach as an accomplice. The woman confessed that she robbed a house in New York of diamonds. She said Hoff man merely met her some distance from the house and helped to carry the booty. If Hoffman can show that the woman's story Is true he will escape punishment here and It Is believed that he will again escape punishment If tried for robbery in New York. TO BE INVESTIGATED. Resolution in Regard to the Combina tion of Four Railroads. A resolution was Introduced In the House ^hls afternoon by Mr. Reeder of Kansas directing the Attorney General to investi gate whether a combination in restraint of trade and. in violation of the Sherman act has been entered into between the Pennsyl vania railroad, the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad and the Baltimore and Ohio Southwestern railway. The allegation has frequently been made that the management of these roads is so closely allied as to lead to the assumption that there may be community of interest among the.m which might bring them within the purview of the anti-trust laws. Mr. Reeder's resolution is designed to elicit through the proper channels informa tion upon this subject and as to whether the report* are well founded or not. MAY BE INVESTIGATED Forcible Ejection of Mrs. Morris From White House. WAS SUBJECT OF COMMENT Statement Given Out by Secretary Barnes. VERSION OF AN EYE-WITNESS Statement by Mrs. Morris in Correo* tion of Alleged Misstatements?* Her Husband's Trouble. The forcible ejection of Mrs. Minor Mor?? rls from the White House yesterday, *M exclusively told In The Star, has been th< universal subject of comment In this city. In every circle of society the affair ha? been talked about and almost, ?without ex ception, extreme criticism is expressed of the whole affair. Today Secretary Barney who seems to have been responsible for least the commencement of the proceed ings, issued a statement. As will be seen his statement differs materially from both' the stories told by Mrs. Morris and by an eye-witness to the affair. Grouping: the stories, however, to some ex tent, the facts seem to be that Mrs. Morris, a respectable woman, not insane, whose husband had been an officer In the Arijiy Medical Corps, and who had been dismissed, went to the White House in an effort to lay her case before the President. She saw Secretary Barnes, who told her the Presi dent could not sea her, and then affer some conversation, described by Secretary Barnes as disorderly, but not overheard by people at a short distance, he ordered the police men on hand to forcibly remove her. This ejection was carried out with great vigor, Mrs. Morris being- carried and drag ged from the White House across the esphalt walks and finally bundled Into a carriage and taken to the house of in tention, two policemen and a colored mr.fl taking part in the removal. The general opinion expressed around town today "was that the President would order an investigation of the affair which would be thorough and searching. Disorderly Conduct Charged. Mrs. Minor Morris, the woman who waa removed from* the AVhlto House yesterday, afternoon by police officers at the order of Assistant Secretary to the President Earnes, was charged in the Police Court this morning with disorderly conduct. In stead of appearing for trial, however, she did not answer to her name, and the %& collateral which was put up for her at th$ house of detention was declared forfeited, and was credited to the District by Finan cial Clerk Sebrlng. In the course of the regular routine of the police department the $5 collateral waa sent ifrom the house of detention to tha Police Court early this morning. At about 9:30 o'clock Policeman Jacob P. Freeh, who is detailed from the iifth precinct to tho executive mansion, appeared at the office of Assistant Corporation Counsel Pugh and swore out an information against Alic^ H. Morris for disorderly conduct. In the information it was charged that "Alice H, Morris, on the 4th day of January, in the year A. D. 100S, did congregate and as semble in the White House around a publia building In the District of Columbia, and did engage In disorderly conduct in said White House and in h place wherefrom thA same could be heard In said public building, contrary to the act of Congress," etc. Collateral Declared Forfeited. The name of Mrs. Minor Morris was placed on the regular collateral list of the court, and when that was called there was no response to the name of Minor Morris. The collateral was therefore declared for feited. It was expected that a light would be made in the case, but no lawyer oi de fendant appeared In the matter. When Po liceman Freeh was iiuestioned regarding the matter to explain what was done he re fused to say anything. "I have Instructions not to say anything," he said. Although It was pointed out that the published statements reflected on hla conduct, he was steadfast in his refusal to deifend himself. Mrs. Morris' Statement. Tho Star Is able to give Mrs. Minor Mor ris' own account of her ejection from the White House, after an interview with her at the Willard Hotel Mrs. Morris was In bed this morning and still under the care of a physician. She was deeply hurt, phy sically and mentally, as the result of her experience at the White House, but talked in a low tone and. for the most part, delib erately, of her trouble. Once or twice in the course of the story she was almost too agitated to continue, but on the whole gavo ?her account of the affair with very little of excitement or attempt at dramatic stress. In speaking of the published accounts of the adventure she said: "I do not want to criticise any'liing that has appeared in print. I was not in any condition after my experience yesterday to talk to any one, and two or three points in the story were in all probability uninten tionally incorrect. What Mr. Bari.es said of the affair or what was given out at tho Whit? House was almost wholly untrue. "As to my treatment at the house of de tention, it was as considerate as could be expected under the circumstances. I was not locked up In a cell or anything of that sort. It was bad enough to be confined in the parlor. But I will not eay anything about that. The story of ray interview with Mr. Barnes is the thing that is ab solutely Incorrect. Her Mission at White House. "I went to the White House, in the first placfe, because I wanted to lay the mat ter of my husband's dismissal from fh* army before the President personally. We have been trying for five years to get It to him, personally, but have been thwarted always. I do not -want to give the impres sion that I am attending to my husband's busluess for him or that he is unable to attend to It for himself. But he 13 now at the bedside of his mother, who Is dying, It seemed to me in the meantime that If I could get a talk of only five minutes with the President and present the facts in Dr. Morris' case to him he might be able to rectify the wrong that had been done us. He is the only man who can. "When I sent in my card at the White ftoure to Mr. Loeb he sent out Mr. Barnes t to see mc. Mr. BarneB told me that I must